My parents were watching a special on some guy who was up for bariatric treatment surgery, but had to lose weight before it could be done safely. So his doctors put him on the "famous milk diet" and he lost like 60 lbs in a month or something. (Although, when you weigh 800 lbs or thereabouts, 60 lbs comes off faster than it would if you weighed 300.)
Anyway, my dad started doing his own interpretation of this thing and has been losing weight like crazy. I think the guy in the special just drank milk instead of food, but my dad drinks milk for breakfast and then a big glass before each meal. He still eats as he did, but he said the milk is so filling he doesn't want much. He's been drinking 2%. My parents said the special reported that milk is a "perfect food", but I can't see this as being a great idea long-term.
I've been trying to drink more milk, but I also have a parathyroid issue that tends to truck calcium straight to my kidneys and make omgbad stones, so I'm a little afraid of that.
Anyone else heard of this? The most I can find by googling are some halfass pages that may or may not be diet ads.