Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Frozen Appetite Control? Introducing: The Ice Cube Diet

Source: Click On Detroit (Summary by NIM)

Every once in a while a new so-called ‘diet’ comes out that quickly garners popularity, but seriously leaves me scratching my head. A few memorable ones for me are the “cookie diet”, the “grapefruit diet” and now there's the “ice cube diet”? Yes, someone really did come up with this.

No, the diet doesn’t consist of just eating plain old ice cubes – these ones are spiked! With Hoodia, that is. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Hoodia is a natural, herbal remedy for appetite suppression. So the theory goes that you suck on these ice cubes and don’t get hungry. As a result, you don’t eat and you lose weight. Clever. Except you’re starving yourself!

According to one expert, there are a number of concerns with consuming Hoodia, in that it’s not regulated by the FDA (or Health Canada, for that matter). Some drug companies have tried to use Hoodia in their products but inexplicably pulled them off the shelves, raising some questions and concerns.

Remember, if it sounds too good to be true (or flat-out crazy), it probably is.

For a list of some other crazy diets that have made appearances throughout history, click here. http://www.neatorama.com/2009/03/30/10-craziest-diets-in-history/

To find out more about the Ice cube diet, check out the article called “New Diet Claims Ice Cubes Aid Weight Loss” from Click On Detroit (June 15, 2010).