There is a new medical treatment called the tapeworm diet. It is administered by a doctor and allows the host to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week and still eat normally. The drawback is that the tapeworm eats the calories, but also the nutrients that your body needs. Once you reach the goal weight, the doctor will give you an antibiotic that can kill the tapeworm. The treatment is currently available in Mexico and costs about $1500. (Think about it: Mexico + $1500= sketchy) The major drawback are the side effects, which range from simple discomfort to DEATH. I guess you can at least die skinny instead of living normally?