I have tried everything known to man to shed the extra 10lbs or so that plague me from beer drinking....i've tried low carb, high car, the cabbage soup diet, jenny craig, low fat vegetarian, sheew!!!! I tried it all.......but then i last week i tried STREP A with a little tonsillitis thrown in and BAM!!!! I lost 15lbs in less then a week!......Im a slim and trim 218Lbs now and feel great!...heres how the diet works: come in contact with somebody who has strep or some other virus, like a waiter serving you food..catch it and let it incubate for 48 hours an PRESTO!!! your throat is red and your tonsils are the size and color of plums!! Every time you try to sip even a minute glass of water, your in excruciating pain!!!! It s so simple, anybody can do it. Contact your doctor now and see if strep throat is right for you...and if you act now, you can even request different viruses like food poisoning, influenza and of course, our personal favorite, the stomach virus!! common side affects include, high grade fever, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and bed sores from being bed ridden for three days. so if your heading to the beach or to a party and want to look your best, just get a simple virus a week before and shed those unsightly pounds off in a matter of days.