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From the Ted Talk by Hei Man Chan: Is it possible to lose weight fast?

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In the wealthiest circles of Victorian England, bizarre fads ran rnapmat. But perhaps none was as strange as the tapeworm diet, in which dieters swallowed an unhatched tapeworm and let it grow inside them by consuming undigested meals. Obviously, this is an eloinpactexly doraneugs and uahentlhy way to manage your weight. However, while modern fad diets aren't usually this extreme, they do promise slaimir results; specifically, lonisg weight fast. So, are there any fast diets that do work? And are any of them actually healthy for you?

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In the wealthiest circles of Victorian England, bizarre fads ran _______. But perhaps none was as strange as the tapeworm diet, in which dieters swallowed an unhatched tapeworm and let it grow inside them by consuming undigested meals. Obviously, this is an _____________ _________ and _________ way to manage your weight. However, while modern fad diets aren't usually this extreme, they do promise _______ results; specifically, ______ weight fast. So, are there any fast diets that do work? And are any of them actually healthy for you?

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  1. similar
  2. exceptionally
  3. losing
  4. rampant
  5. dangerous
  6. unhealthy

Original Text

In the wealthiest circles of Victorian England, bizarre fads ran rampant. But perhaps none was as strange as the tapeworm diet, in which dieters swallowed an unhatched tapeworm and let it grow inside them by consuming undigested meals. Obviously, this is an exceptionally dangerous and unhealthy way to manage your weight. However, while modern fad diets aren't usually this extreme, they do promise similar results; specifically, losing weight fast. So, are there any fast diets that do work? And are any of them actually healthy for you?

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