What You Should Know
It is a fact that many dieters will try almost anything to drop those stubborn pounds. Eating nothing but cabbage for two weeks or including grapefruit at every meal come to mind. However, ingesting a parasite for the purpose of losing weight is surely as extreme as the dieting world can get. Is the Tapeworm Diet a true weight loss program or simply the stuff great urban legends are made of? We will take a closer look at this distasteful idea to see.
The first thing that dieters must know is that tapeworm importing or selling is illegal in the United States. Consumers who want to attempt this diet will have to travel to Mexico to do so. Once you arrive at the location for treatment (quite possibly a slaughterhouse), you will be provided with beef tapeworm cysts that have been identified microscopically as such. The reason this is so important is that some cows may have been infected with a pig tapeworm, which is much more dangerous than the parasites found in cows. The cysts are consumed, and a tapeworm will grow inside the digestive tract. Dieters can expect to lose one to two pounds a week as long as the tapeworm is inside. Once the target weight loss is reached, an antibiotic is given and the tapeworm is killed and expelled.
for the Tapeworm Diet.
According to one website describing this diet, the treatment is only performed in Mexico at the time of this review. The current cost of the treatment ranges from $1200 to $1500.
- There are no advantages to this diet.
- Tapeworms are a dangerous parasite that can cause a host of unpleasant side effects.
- The treatment can only be performed in Mexico.
- There appears to be little quality control or regulations governing this procedure.
- The risks of this procedure are great and there is no guarantee that it will work.
- The treatment is very expensive and will include travel expenses as well.
If you have the stomach to be reading this far, you probably won’t be surprised to find that we do not recommend the Tapeworm Diet in any shape or form. This treatment is potentially dangerous to the individual because of the parasite placed in the body; but also because of the area one must travel to have the treatment done. We even have serious doubts as to the authenticity of the Tapeworm Diet, although numerous websites do confirm that it is a legitimate process that has been done a number of times. There are better ways to weight loss that include a low calorie diet, daily exercise and a proven weight loss supplement. Stick with the tried and true and leave the Tapeworm Diet alone.