Now, don't get me wrong, I love pumpkin and pumpkin is very good for you,but a diet of nothing but pumpkin. I just don't think I could do it.

Still, the pumpkin diet certainly did the trick for Dawn Chadwick of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

In January of 2008, 47-year-old Dawn Chadwick of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England weighted about 520 POUNDS.  She tried dieting, but it didn't work, and she didn't want to have gastric bypass surgery.  So she came up with her own plan.

Dawn managed to drop about 300 POUNDS . . . by eating almost NOTHING BUT PUMPKIN.

She says, quote, "I love pumpkin, I could eat it all day.  If I get [hungry], I will pick up a piece of cooked pumpkin instead of the snacks I used to eat.  I just love the taste of it.  It's so low in calories and fat that I can eat as much as I want."

One cup of cooked pumpkin . . . which is a LOT of pumpkin . . . has 49 calories and a trace amount of fat.

Now that she's down to about 220 pounds, she says she's happy . . . and her husband doesn't want her to lose much more.

Quote, "He likes me big and doesn't want me to get skinny.  I don't want him to leave me, so I won't go under 180 pounds."