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Want to lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks? There is a big hoopla around a new book – Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends – which touts cold baths, limiting fruit, and skipping breakfast. The diet plan, invented by British celebrity trainer Paul Khanna (using a pseudonym), motivates dieters to get skinnier than their peers. Although he denies it, Khanna’s book seems to be targeting teens. The book is currently out in the UK, but is on its way to America with a seven-figure book deal.
Khanna’s methods are somewhat extreme. Should we be worried that this book will cause horrible nutritional habits and lead to eating disorders? Yes. We should.
While there have been a slew of fad diets over the years, each with its own approach, usually nonsensical, OMG’s angle is competitive – motivating girls to “Get skinnier than all [their] friends.”
So how does the author make the claim that his six-week diet will lose someone 20 pounds? We broke it down for you:
Bottom line: Save your money, we’ll all be laughing about this fad diet in a few years.