Why do you choose to follow a plan that cuts out foods and/or drinks that you love instead of simply cutting back on the amount that you eat?
What about this diet is magic? Why do you think you lost weight?
Do you realize that much of the weight you lost was water weight? There's no way you lost 18lbs of fat in 19 days.
About six years ago, I started a new job, my dad died, and I had some other stressful situations. All that caused me to regain the weight that I had worked so hard to lose by calorie counting (1500 per day) and exercising. After I gained, I was so discouraged that I didn't even want to ever diet again and I stayed fat for 5-6 years. In June 2011, I decided to try something different from what I had ever done before. I knew I needed something that would help me lose something significant initially because it would motivate me to continue. Enter the 17-day diet. I was on it for only a week or so, but my pants were looser at the end of that week, and it motivated me to get on the healthy eating bandwagon again. After that one week, I switched to calorie counting, and I had reached my goal by November (and have been maintaining since).
So, the moral to all of this is that sometimes even though we know that a particular diet may not be the one we'll be on for the rest of our lives, it may be the one we need for a short period of time.
Btw, when I was researching the 17-day diet, I noticed from posts on forums, reviews, etc., that people tended to average out to about a 3-pound-a-week loss over a few months time. Those initial big losses are balanced out later with some weeks of no of of small losses (usually during cycle 3).
Good luck to you!
So, because I am interested, is it a meal by meal diet plan (like Herbal Magic) /
Wow. Way to be supportive.
Why should I support a ridiculous crash diet?
You shouldn't, but you could support your fellow poster by offering advice/concerns regarding the diet instead of discrediting her weight loss. There really wasn't any reason to be so rude about it.
Original Post by Dee_licious78:
I posted this because I have been overweight my whole life, (I'm 33) I have not been within my BMI since I was 13yrs old. That's 20 years. I have followed other diets, weight watchers was a favorite. I was reading people's other blogs and thought I would share my good diet. If the girl would read the book she would realize its not a crash diet, it introduces phases each lasting 17 days that gradually introduce other foods. Also, did you people know that new research concludes that the faster you lose weight the more likely you are to hit goal and the more likely you are to keep it off. So, I wanted to share this diet with people who were maybe in a similar boat to me. Good luck!!
would you care to share some sources on that information? Because not only is it counter to my own (and other's) experiences, I'm pretty sure the over-whelming medical opinion is that slower weight loss (except in the case of emergency) is safer and more sustainable than rapid loss.
I didn't realize that pointing out a fact was rude. Maybe I should randomly quote tv shows instead as to not offend anyone.
Uh, there's a massive difference between .68kg per week (which is NOT 2lb) and 18lb in 19days (that's 6.6lb per week)...
YOu can't back up your results with their results. And as I don't categorize .68kg (1.5lb) per week to be terribly fast (as compared to say, 6.6lb per week), I'm not sure you've proved your point yet.
All participants were encouraged to consume 1,200 kcal/day and to increase physical activity to reach a 10,000/day step average or attain at least 3,000 steps greater than baseline levels.
But these were not monitored -- as a matter of fact several participant did not record weights at certain milestones, so regardless of their findings (which again, 1.5lb per week isn't fast), there is not the long-term study evidence to back up their results.