Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Author’s Extreme Diet Causes A Stink

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Extreme diets stink, and one author learned that the hard way.

For his book Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed The Nation Through Sex, Salad, And The Ultimate Starvation Diet (Harper), a biography on bodybuilding magnate Bernarr Macfadden, author Mark Adams attempted the muscle man’s various diets.

To step into Macfadden’s shoes, Adams did a three-day water fast, walked for two hours every day for a month, chewed his food 100 times before swallowing, and did a two-week raw food diet, which caused a major stink.

Adams explains, “I noticed the smell of green apples following me around. Then I went on a run and realized, ‘Oh my God. It’s me!’ I asked a diet doctor and she said, ‘You are what you eat.’ It even confused my dog.”

Though the process was unpleasant, Adams says the aftermath was “a big payoff” because he has stopped craving the naughty food he loves.

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