The most dangerous weight loss methods


Losing weight should lead to the improvement of health, as well as appearance. Some people are so focused on their weight, that they use methods that are dangerous to their health, and sometimes even their lives. Regardless of how much you want to lose on weight, you should avoid ideas presented below.

Inducing vomiting and laxatives

Media often talk about bulimia. It would seem that every person should be aware of this how dangerous is provoking vomiting, in order to get rid of a consumed meal form the organism.

Meanwhile, some believe that such behavior is not bad if you do not repeat it often. Not everyone is aware of how difficult it is to refrain from provoking vomiting, if it was already done several times. Contrary to the reigning myth, not only young girls provoke vomiting.

Those who do not want to induce vomiting, try to get rid of food ingested by the use of laxatives. Such products should be used only in case of digestive problems. Abuse of them leads to the deregulation of a digestive system work, which undoubtedly does not facilitate weight loss.


Ephedrine is a component of drugs used in the treatment of diseases of the respiratory system. Unfortunately, the drug is sometimes used in other situations, including during slimming. Ephedrine in combination with caffeine inhibits the feeling of hunger. Among the consequences of excessive ephedrine intake are: psychotic episodes, seizures, palpitations, tachycardia, anxiety and increased psychomotor excitability. Admittedly medicines containing ephedrine are available on prescription, but some manage to get it from illegal sources. Without a doubt, ephedrine should be classified as hazardous methods of supporting weight reduction.

Tapeworm larva

About the larva of the tapeworm heard almost everyone. The fact that sellers of such formulations continue to gain customers testifies to the fact that not everyone is aware of the consequences of their use. A tapeworm diet is not a novelty, because it appeared in the thirties of the last century.

Such slimming is based on the ingestion of tablets, in which are heads or tapeworm eggs, acquired form farm animals. An adult tapeworm reaches a length from 4 to 20 m and is a deadly threat to humans, in whose body it is located. On the Internet you can find stories of many people who paid for such slimming with their life or were close to death.

Smoking cigarettes

The negative impact of cigarettes on health is not in doubt. Therefore, it is difficult to understand why some people choose to smoke, to make it easier to lose weight. Nicotine affects actually reduce the appetite for some foods and smoking itself replaces some people the habit of snacking.

However, you should think about whether or not to expose your health to problems associated with smoking, to accelerate weight loss. What’s more, smoking negatively affects the external appearance. Even if cigarettes will help in getting slim silhouette, it is likely you will have to reckon with problems such as deterioration of the skin and discoloration of the teeth. Another memento of that weight loss will be a smoking habit, which is hard to quit.

Caucasian moroznik

Another dangerous weight loss enhancer is Caucasian moroznik, also called Helleborus Caucasus. It can be purchased in Poland at a low price. There are glycosides in it and they affect the heart muscle in a similar manner as digitalis. The consumption of excessive amounts of Helleborus lead to arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and episodes of delirium, so that poses a serious threat to life.

The use of such boosters is therefore not reasonable, especially if we take into account the fact that in sale are available equally effective, but much safer weight loss supplements.


Sibutramine is a substance which is illegal in Poland, but some people import it from other countries. Formerly, inhibiting appetite sibutramine was used in the treatment of obesity. After some time, it turned out that a substance produces many side effects, dangerous to life and health. Among the side effects are: insomnia, headaches and dizziness, hypertension, anxiety, taste disturbances, impotence, menstrual cycle disorders, alopecia, and even atrial fibrillation and depression. Medicine containing sibutramine was withdrawn when tests confirmed that the use of it increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest.

The use of these methods is a threat to health, and in some cases even for life. Before trying any of them, you should ask yourself: is it worth it? With the help of an experienced dietician and trainer, you will be able to get rid of excess kilos without the use of such dangerous methods.

Posted on: September 18, 2018

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