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The Top 10 Craziest Crash Diets Ever: TheGloss

TheGloss is one daily must-reads (right up there with the NY Times). We love the site’s witty approach to style and its smart and irreverent voice. We like the writing so much, in fact, that we’ll be featuring one of their posts each week here on the Birchbox blog.

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Alessandra Ambrosio photographed alongside some cake back in 2009 

It’s never a good idea to crash diet…but they’re still popular, especially right around the holidays, when people are looking to ditch a few vanity pounds as quickly as possible. We’re holding Crash Diet Week in honor of all the stupid, misguided things we’ve done to lose weight, but here’s 10 of the very stupidest: like inviting a tapeworm inside you, chomping cotton balls dipped in orange juice or getting your ears stapled.

Read the rest of the article here.

Some other links from TheGloss you might like:

Real Talk: Have You Ever Lost Weight By Dieting?

Crash Diet Horror Story: Tales of a Hypoglycemic Broken-Hearted Recluse

Tell Us Your Crash Diet Horror Story, Win A Batch Of Cupcakes

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