Taking a Look at the Tapeworm Diet

853 Words Feb 23rd, 2018 3 Pages
The tapeworm diet is a quick and significant way to lose weight. This method involves consuming parasites called tapeworms, which possibly can cause a person to become seriously ill and can even lead to fatal complications. To follow this diet, a person ingests tapeworms that go on to absorb some of the food that he or she eats, causing them to lose a significant amount of weight.

Doctors don’t approve of this diet to be a safe and effective way to lose weight. In fact, this diet is illegal in the United States of America. Though, you can still purchase tapeworms in other countries or via the Internet.

A person can obtain a tapeworm parasite through the ingestion of raw meat from infected animals or by consuming the parasite in tablet form. After a person consumes a tapeworm, traveling through the body, eating as it moves around. The tapeworm usually consumes a significant portion of a person’s food to cause a calorie shortage and weight loss. Certain tapeworms can grow up to 15-30 feet in length and live up to 20 years in the host. When the tapeworm dieter decides that they have lost enough weight, they take antibiotics to kill the parasite, eventually leaving the body in a bowel movement. People have been known to take drugs designed to reduce the lifespan of the tapeworm so that it is already dead when it is removed from the…

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