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Alli, Colon Cleanse, Special K Diet, Skinny Bitch - which fad makes you sigh and say "This Again?" when newbies post about it?


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For me, it's definitely the Colon Cleanse - first of all because it reminds me of their GROSS ads, second, because they are totally unsupported  by the medical community for weight loss or health.

 

Which fad are you praying for the demise of?

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Original Post by udokier:

For me, it's definitely the Colon Cleanse - first of all because it reminds me of their GROSS ads, second, because they are totally unsupported  by the medical community for weight loss or health.

 

 They actually have advertisements for colon cleansing? Ew, I don't want to imagine what visual methods they must use!!

Anyone remember an older SNL sketch, "Oops I crapped my pants?" A product for diapers for senior citizens? That's what I think of when I hear ad campaigns for Alli! hee hee hee.

I'm sorry, but if I were Alli I wouldn't recommend wearing dark pants but rather scented pads back there.
I happen to pretty much follow the 'Skinny Bitch' plan, but not because of the book. It's actually just a whole-foods, vegan lifestyle. I would argue that is very very different from eating two bowls of special k instead of meals. My eating a whole-foods, vegan diet is what I credit for the weight (about 100lbs!) falling off effortlessly, and I feel great. I'm not advocating the book, necessarily, just that you might want to do more than look at a title before you call a way of eating a fad or compare it to starving yourself.

OMG, I read the whole thing. It's amazing what people will spend their money on in desperation to lose a few pounds.

how about that great new asthma medication that has the unfortunate potential side-effect of asthma-related death?  people will take anything.
From that link posted:

"What to Expect

The excess fat that passes out of your body is not harmful. In fact, you may recognize it as something that looks like the oil on top of a pizza. Eating a low-fat diet lowers the chance of these bowel changes. Limit fat intake in your meals to an average of 15 grams."

Thank you Alli- from taking away all pleasure in eating pizza.  Why did they have to compare liquid gas to a food???

Oh and any product/ diet fad that says in writing, "results not typical."

thanks but I typically want to lose weight or I wouldn't need/want your ridiculous product.

Original Post by vanessa1031:

From that link posted:

"What to Expect

The excess fat that passes out of your body is not harmful. In fact, you may recognize it as something that looks like the oil on top of a pizza. Eating a low-fat diet lowers the chance of these bowel changes. Limit fat intake in your meals to an average of 15 grams."

Thank you Alli- from taking away all pleasure in eating pizza. Why did they have to compare liquid gas to a food???

*HORF*

Alli~ Thanks, but I like being able to wear khakis without fear of muddbutting myself.

Atkins~ Yes, because eating a tons of meat, cheese, eggs and butter is SO much healthier than whole wheat bread, brown rice, or fruits :)

Under-eaters~ I'm sorry, but eating 800 calories a day when you're 5'8", 15, and 145 ALIVE AT ALL isn't healthy, nor enough!

Over-exercisers~ Yes, running for 4 hours a day will make you lose weight. So will climbing a stair stepper until your legs are jello. Is either way good for you? NO. Stoppit.

Eager beavers~ What? You've been counting calories for 2 days and haven't seen a shift in your weight? You haven't lost any inches?! OMGAWD end of the world. Call down, it takes time!

And lastly, but my most HATED....

Any kind of cleanse: Yes, we understand you're going on this cleanse. No, we don't want to join you so we can 'keep guard on each other'. No, I'll pass on the nothing-but-liquids-diet, and the lemon pepper crap. I prefer something I can keep up for long periods of time, you know, like eating well and exercising enough.

-ARRGHHHH!-

 

Original Post by finchcat:

 I'm not advocating the book, necessarily, just that you might want to do more than look at a title before you call a way of eating a fad or compare it to starving yourself.

 I did more than look at the title, I checked the qualifications of the authors and decided it would be a cold day in hell before I took any diet or nutrition advice from them.

lmao!  melonhoney, I have never in my life known what "*horf*" was until I just made the sound in response to your "*horf*". 

I hate ALL fad diets, but I especially hate people that say "I tried everything, I ate right, I exercised, nothing worked for me until......." BS! If these people REALLY ate right and exercised they would have REALLY lost weight. When are these people going to realize any success on a fad diet is only going to cause them to become fatter then they were when they started?? If these people put just half the energy they put into finding that MIRACLE diet into paying attention to what they were really putting into their mouths, and took a walk here and there, they might actually see some real results.

 

It's an especially soft spot for me because I was raised by a women (my mother of course) who was always on a new fad diet. Blowing tons and tons of money on prepared diet meals, pills, books and exercise equipment that doesn't get used..... and getting fatter and fatter in the process. Her cupboards are filled with leftover powders and pills from diets she has tried and failed at. She honestly believes that these diets work, that she just has to find the one that works for her, like everybody's body is different (in the way it burns fat, obviously not it's all pretty basic human biology). And thinks the craziest things, like that real butter is extremely healthy, and margarine is extremely unhealthy....... Even now that I have broken the vicious cycle I was conditioned to follow and lost 50 pounds, the right way, she wont listen to me or take even a grain of my advice. She is on some fad diet as we speak, as usual. And whats worse, she is completely oblivious to how overweight she really is. I think in her head she thinks she just has 5, 10 pounds to loose, because she calls other women fat who only need to loose maybe 10 pounds and acts like she thinks she looks better then them, and I would guess my Mom is 75 pounds overweight.....Maybe my Mom is just crazy, who knows, lol. But every time I talk to her she is telling me about a new Fad diet she wants to try (like the HCG diet, are you kidding me?) it's all she thinks about! She is driving me nuts and makes me worry about her, physically and financially!

 

I think fad diets are evil, destructive and counter productive and it just makes me mad even thinking about them!

LOL *Horf* makes me laugh. It reminds me of Ren and Stimpy. I loved that show when I was a kid. there was an episode where Ren was making Stimpy lick a hairy guy to harvest the hairballs...for some reason, can't remember. Every time Stimpy coughed up a hairball that was the sound......*Horf*.

i can't stop laughing and I think i almost peed my pants in all's reposnse to HORF

The newbies are tiresome, but I can usually blow right by them.  It's the people who should know better and still post on it anyway that bug the living daylights out of me.

You've been on CC for a year and you haven't read the CC diet?  Why not??????

Original Post by fuzzys:

http://www.myalli.com/howdoesitwork/treatment effects.aspx

 

4th bullet point...

Oh..my..god..

 

You may not usually get gassy, but it's a possibility when you take alli. The bathroom is really the best place to go when that happens

 

Captain obvious anyone?

 

The whole alli page makes me laugh.

Today at school kids were talking about how bad, fatty, and carb-heavy bananas were. Bananas.

Sure, they're a higher-calorie fruit, but honestly, this was coming from the mouths of kids who stuffed themselves silly on pie on Pi-Day.
the Special K "diet"

seriously, it's a diet of 2 freaking bowls of cereal and a regular dinner. of course you're gonna lose weight! unless you're eating like a 2500 calorie dinner.
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