It is well known that the best way to lose weight is special diets combined with exercise. We offer you a selection of several ways to lose weight. We just want to let you know about them and we strongly do not advocate doing any of these diets. Most are unsafe and extremely stupid.

Fluid diet
The inventor of this diet is William the Conqueror. Legend has it that the King of England was too heavy to ride a horse, so he had to resort to a liquid diet: as the basis for the diet he chose liquor. Not only that this diet does not bring desired results, the king also died in the same year, falling from a horse in a state of severe intoxication.

Vinegar diet
This diet is adhered to the English poet Lord Byron. He regulary “cleaned” his body by drinking plenty of water to dilute the vinegar. No wonder that after such a practice he felt “lighter”: side effects of this diet include vomiting and diarrhea. Ironically, some people follow this diet today. It is believed that you will lose weight if youo drink a couple of tablespoons of vinegar 30 minutes before eating: diet adherents believe that you will feel full and eat less food. The fact that vinegar harm the stomach, for some reason is not considered.

Carbohydrate Diet
The inventor of a low-carb diet is Dr. Atkins, but in fact the author of the technique is the Englishman William Banting. He lost 22 kg, reducing the amount of bread, butter, milk and potatoes and increasing the amount of meat in his diet. He wrote this book entitled “Letter of obesity, addressed to the public.”

Cigarette diet
Long before anti-smoking campaigns started, consumers were introduced to cigarettes as not only a way to look cool, but to suppress your appetite. Yes, it’s a fact that cigarettes will kill your desire to eat a lot, but in 1925, Lucky Strike’s magazine ads actually read: “Pass me a Lucky – I pass up the sweets,” and “Light a Lucky and you’ll never miss sweets that make you fat.” Lung cancer from cigarettes was apparently a way long off at this point, because not only were they used to stay slim, but pregnant women were inhaling them as if it were going out of style.

The Sleeping Beauty diet
The idea is simple – knock yourself out for days on end, and when you wake up you’ve dropped a dress size! It’s great, unless you want to preserve your job, any semblance of a social or family life and your kidney function.It is believed that a fan of this diet has been Elvis Presley.

Diet without counting calories
The Calories Don’t Count is a fad diet created by Dr. Herman Taller. The diet was actually chronicled in a book that was published in 1961.The diet, The Calories Don’t Count, involves no calorie counting and the total avoidance of carbohydrates. Foods high in fat and protein were allowed while sugars, cookies, cakes, alcohol, bread, high carbohydrate fruits and juices were to be avoided.

Diet based on cookies
Sanford Siegal, the doctor from south Florida, has created a cookie from a mixture of amino acids. His patients ate the cookies six times a day, and then drank 300 calories for dinner. The diet was a success and provoked a number of clinics practicing this method throughout the United States.

Cabbage soup diet
Proponents of this diet could eat as many times a day as they want, but eat only cabbage soup and a few other products on certain days of the week. So, on the first day, in addition to the cabbage soup you can eat fruit, and the second – raw vegetables. Cabbage contains very few calories, and people by the end of the first week can lose up to 7 kg. Fun fact: this diet is also called the “Dolly Parton diet”.

Cotton diet
You replace meals or snacks with cotton balls soaked in gelatin, or just dry cotton balls. In other versions of the diet you eat the cotton balls before meals, and they prevent you from eating too much. The rationale is that the cotton balls contain some calories, and they fill you up, preventing you from wanting to eat anything fattening, like real food.

Juice diet
The process takes from three to seven days. Juice helps the body get rid of toxins, and at the same time you lose weight, which is based on the water in your body. But again, when you start to eat solid food, you run the risk of gaining weight again.