Thursday, July 5, 2012

Beware of the "OMG Diet"

Have you heard of the "OMG Diet"? It's gone viral in Europe and will be coming our way soon. What you need to know...


Health experts are worried about a new diet book targeted at teens that has topped the bestseller charts in England. The self-published book, Six Weeks To OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends, reportedly has garnered its author, a personal trainer in the UK, a seven-figure book deal in the U.S. 

But, health experts are very concerned about the so-called diet, which encourages girls to drink multiple cups of coffee, take ice cold baths and skip breakfast--all in the name of weight loss.
A physician in England, Dr. Ian Campbell, is very concerned. "My first thought is OMG! This book is encouraging extreme behavior," he said to the Daily Mail. "Teens are very vulnerable to diet fads, especially quirky ones like this. ...In reality will have little effect on weight loss and some of the advice like taking ice cold baths can be very dangerous. This is a cynical attempt to sell huge numbers of books and I certainly wouldn’t recommend it."

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