Hardly a week goes by in Japan without some new weight loss method being touted on TV variety programs and in magazines. We’ve heard about such fads as “curvy dance,” “wrapping one’s body with a cloth,” “Momuchan" (Korean word for beautiful healthy body) exercises, eating a banana for breakfast and a tomato for dinner, and so on.
Although there are many kinds of weight control methods, some people, especially young women, or "gyaru," are trying some innovative methods with dubious results, according to a recent article in SPA! magazine. Here are a few.
1. Eating only ice cream, 7 times a day maximum
“I not only ice cream but also ‘dorayaki’ (a bean-jam pancake) too. I just eat one thing but it’s my favorite, so I don’t get tired of it. However, I do get a little dizzy being on such a diet.” (Tsubapoyo-chan, 21)
2. Just sleeping
“If I get hungry, I just sleep to forget my hunger.” (Rina-chan, 18)
3. A stomach ache will beat an empty stomach
“I’ve found that when I catch a cold or have a stomach ache, I’m not hungry.” (Kanae-chan, 21)
4. Hangovers ward off hunger
“Whenever I have a hangover, I cannot eat anything. Once, I lost 7 kgs in two months.” (Yoshimi-chan, 21)
According to SPA!, girls who tried the above-mentioned dieting measures said they lost weight but felt unhealthy and mentally unwell.
So we can conclude that it is NOT a good idea to use extreme weight control methods, says SPA!© Japan Today