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Dietitians warn against the new orange juice laced cotton ball diet

By Mason White 12:44 PM November 25, 2013
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By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for video) Women are always looking for a quick and easy diet.

Now, it seems like a new diet is emerging, it is called the cotton ball diet.

The diet entails dipping cotton balls in orange juice and eating them.

The idea behind this is that the cotton balls make people feel fuller so they eat less real food and lose weight fast.

Rachel Brogan, a dietitian in Phoenix, Arizona, warns that the diet is likely to do more harm than good.

Brogan also said that the cotton balls have no nutritional value and like most diet fads it is not effective.

Dietitian Marta Wright said that many models are on the cotton ball diet as they mistakenly believe that cotton balls have fiber, but she said that it is the wrong kind of fiber, and it will send your body into starvation mode.

Both dietitians said that the body has a hard time to digest the cotton balls and can actually lead to many issues such as bowel blockages and other GI (gastrointestinal) problems.