“Tapeworm Buddy” is latest weight loss craze among celebrity crowd

LOS ANGELES, CA- It seems that every few years a new weight loss program emerges and takes a meteoric rise among the celebrity elite. The latest in this long tradition is the “Tapeworm Buddy” which promises an “all-you-can-eat” weight loss regimen.

The man credited with introducing this new program explains how it works: “It really is a revolutionary way to diet. All you do is swallow this little guy,” he says, holding up a tiny tapeworm. “Then carry on like normal; eat whatever you want. Without lifting a finger, this tapeworm will make sure you stay lean and mean.”

Many celebrities have been quick to jump on the bandwagon. “I love it!” said one movie star who asked us to keep her identity anonymous until her upcoming superhero movie is released. “I stopped going to the gym and eat pizza for pretty much every meal. Still, I look amazing.”

It really is a revolutionary way to diet. All you do is swallow this little guy.
Skepticism remains among physicians about the longer-term health impact of such a weight loss program. “Sure, it might help you maintain a lean physique in the near-term,” says one doctor familiar with the program. “However, the tapeworm will keep growing in the host’s body. Eventually it will find its way out either the front or back door. … That’s when I anticipate a strong shift in the public perception of this weight loss craze.”