Back in June, Eddie Murphy's daughter, model Bria Murphy revealed some seriously extreme diet secrets of the girls she works with. Like "people eating the cotton balls with orange juice." If it wasn't already completely disturbing to think about models chowing down on cotton balls to "feel full," just wait 'til you hear this ... Apparently, the freaky tactic is a much more common diet trend than we realized.
According to Good Morning America, the Cotton Ball Diet has been described in chat rooms, YouTube videos, and all over the web and instructs people to eat up to five cotton balls dipped in orange juice, lemonade, or a smoothie to keep unwanted pounds at bay. Some dieters eat cotton balls before a meal to limit food intake (guess they've never heard of the old-school, effective, and healthy glass of water or an apple trick, eh?), while others eat just cotton balls. So. Scary.