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A Cotton Ball Eating Diet?
UNDATED -- A trend that sounds too bizarre to be true: eating cotton balls to lose weight..
YouTube videos show young girls testing it out. They drench a cotton ball in liquid and then eat it.
It's a diet that's trending in the model world right now. It's their way of getting full without the calories.
Dietitians say a lot of models think the cotton balls have fiber, but it's the wrong kind.
"They're not getting nutrients and they're potentially setting themselves up for malnutrition," said Marta Wright, a dietitian with Kettering Health Network.
Trying this extreme diet could eventually put your body into starvation mode.
"Another problem is they could have bowel backups," said Wright.
The trend is a shock to people along Brown Street in Dayton, too.
"It's really strange. I wonder how far you could go with it," said Megan Bonecutter.
And, the most disturbing part is the message it's sending to young teenage girls.
"What's that teaching younger kids," said Dayton resident Jessica Roburn.
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