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Eat only PROTEIN to lose weight quickly!


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YESS!! I've been on this diet for 5 days and I've lost 2.5kg. I eat every type of meat possible, drink milk, yoghurts...I also eat as much as I want of that...until I'm full. And with protein, you get full very quickly. Just don't spoil it by eating an apple, or nuts...so no carbs. Just protein. This may not be an effective diet for everyone, but it's worth trying. So far, it's been the most effective in my life.

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Oh yeah - cutting out two of the three macronutrients from your diets is sure to yield positive results.

 

Just don't tell anyone that milk has carbs, meat has fat, and both carbs and fat are good for you and good for weight loss. Also, you are cutting out fruits and vegetables, which is just never a good idea.

 

edit to add: just in case it was unclear - that was sarcasm.

So you eat absolutely no carbs or fat? Like, what do you have for breakfast? What about lunch, dinner? I'm not being sarcastic, I'm quite interested.

LMAO

Wouldn`t want to ruin a protein diet with the evil carb that nuts are. xD

What you`ve lost is simply water weight, i.e. you are dehydrated. People over here are trying to lose fat tissue, so cutting out carbs just won`t cut it for us.

Please don`t ruin your health by eliminating the health powerplants that are fruit & veggies.

Also, I`ll bet you`re hungry a LOT; meat has fiber, but milk & yogurt.. I`m just curious, do you gobble down truckloads of the stuff, or what?

According to people I've known who've attempted the Atkins diet, which is more or less what you're advocating, once they reintroduced the carbohydrates, the scale shot back up. So the questions are: how long do you intend to avoid all forms of carbohydrates? Do you think this is a long term weight loss solution? How healthy is it?

 

 

I don't agree with this either (your poor body is starved for vitamins/minerals and not to mention FIBER! I think many of us did Atkins in 2001!).  But.. I can't help but point out.. Milk and yogurt both contain naturally occurring sugar.  Odd you would permit those but not nuts.  Some yogurts have 20 g sugar in half a cup.

Good luck with your crazy diet....  I will say that yeah you will probably drop weight FAST for the short term.  Like, if I had a dress to fit into in 4 days or something and HAD to drop weight quickly I would probably restrict carbs just to drop water weight on the fly.  But.... as a life decision.. bad bad bad!  God help you when you touch carbs again though...  You'll feel like you're on the world's fastest weight-gain program.  :(

Why don't you try something you can incorporate into your lifestyle, for the rest of your life?  Why need for the quick-fix?  If there were a quick fix this site wouldn't even be here! (or in your case, it would be called CarbCount.com not CalorieCount!).

We are not purely carnivorous , Happyface, or we'd all have a mouth full of fangs!  Your molars are there to crunchedy crunch on fruits and veggies and grains!  C'monnnn Now! --Dana

I've tried Adkins in the past.  I thought that a cheese and meat diet was the best thing since sliced bread...then i wanted that piece of sliced bread.  I JUST WANTED A FREAKIN SANDWICH!!!!!  It made me tired and all bound up!  Do it right happyface!  Figure out your BMR, get on a training program and stick to it.  Fad diets don't work and I'm living proof of that.  There's no doubt that the results from Adkins are quick but they're quick on the other end too...when the scale shoots back up.  There are a ton of people here that will help you step by step to do it the "right" way.

Good luck.

I'm not saying to continue this for a month...I think two weeks will be more than enough.

No, I don't feel hungry. I eat slowly and when I feel I've had enough I stop. And I don't eat a lot. Besides, what I've realized is the less you eat, the less you want to. 

For breakfast I have any type of cheese I want, stuff like labneh and cream..I actually don't know the official name. 

I don't think this is a long-term solution and I can't say it's 100% healthy...but I;ve heard that by eating the same type of food really helps to lose weight. Out of all the foods, I've decided that sticking to protein would be the healthiest. 

I just need to lose 2kg or so to reach my goal weight. I intend to carry on with this diet until I do. And that should be in a week's time. 

If I'll be craving carbs by then, I will eat them in small portions every day. Otherwise, I'll just gain everything back very quickly. 

I'm not a fan of diets but I've heard of the Atkins one and what happened to those who tried it...but I'm giving it a go. 

Just a suggestion, something I tried, something that is currently working for me, something I'm sharing with you guys. That's all.

>.<

Please also make sure to share with us how this works out for you once you stop this all protein "diet"... really please do.

It's always really awesome to reach a goal weight - but it is always more awesome to be able to STAY at that goal weight with a real-life sustainable eating plan. Short term fixes (all protein, all grapefruit, all cabbage etc) don't work.

The lack of nutrional variety in this will destroy your metabolism which in all likelyhood will hurt you in the long term. You'll be spending lots of time trying to repair the damages from missing out on nutrients your body needs.

Carbs don't cause you to gain weght. Bad diets do.

too much protien can kill your kidneys... or liver... or something. look it up, it's your body that might get screwed over by it.

plus...

milk has lactoce (a healthy sugar-- carb) and whatnot.

this def. sounds like a fad diet tho that makes you gain back your weight almost as fast as you lost it when you go back to eating normally.

for your own good, i'd reconsider the diet.

i get what you're trying to do, but i dont think you're going about it the right way.   Ive done the totally no carb diet and lost weight.  I lost 20 lbs in three weeks and then gained 50 back.   Doing lowish carb is okay though in my opinion.   Realistically though, any plan where you cut out vegetables sounds a little whack.  Even the atkins diet (read the book)  FORCES YOU to eat vegetables.  I think its 3 servings a day, and that is on induction.

I can tell you right now your "All Protein Diet" will fail in the long run. My mother did this diet and she ballooned back up. Not as big as before because she realized she needed to just portion control. But still once those carbs were reintroduced she gained. Just warning you. What exactly are you losing weight for? Is it for just a dress size or a big event?

I noticed a correlation between a higher percentage of protein intake and weight loss for myself too, while I was tracking my macronutrients. I normally do a 40/30/30 ratio, but sometimes I would do something like 20/60/20.

I think low carb is okay too, and high-protein days too. I just wouldn't do it for a long time.

This diet sounds nuts. Please don't confuse people with this sort of information. Fad diets are dangerous and they can hurt your body - fast weight loss means nothing when you end up ill, and I guarantee you, this diet you're on will make you just that.

Eat some fruits and veggies fast before you keel over and get colon cancer from all the protien!

This is an especially good diet if you want to starve your brain too.  Are you aware that carbohydrates (specifically glucose derived from carbohydrates) is normally the brains ONLY source of fuel?  Don't believe me?  Look it up...but here's a very simple link that kinda breaks it down:

http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/carbs.html

Also...look up how your body normally burns carbs, fats and protein.  If it were up to the body, protein would only be used to feed your muscles by working as a handyman...They repair and replace lost tissue from muscles, your body's organs, your immune system and so much more...the body prefers to burn carbs because they are most readily available then it switches to fat THEN as a last resort it burns protein.  Depriving your body of carbohydrates could also lead to Ketosis, which is not a good thing.  

Oh, and here's another very simple link of how your body prefers to use protein and the drawbacks of eating ONLY protein:

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/guide/b enefits-protein

You're body needs carbohydrates.  Try moderation.  Try lower carbs as opposed to no carbs.  Try complex carbs.  And for cryin' out loud...eat your veggies!  

 

Original Post by happyface787:

I'm not saying to continue this for a month...I think two weeks will be more than enough.

No, I don't feel hungry. I eat slowly and when I feel I've had enough I stop. And I don't eat a lot. Besides, what I've realized is the less you eat, the less you want to. 

Quite frankly that statement concerns me as much if not more than your diet plan.  Please be healthy.

If you want to do low carb, that's your business, and I'm sure a lot of people have gotten results.

But..what about the low carb green vegetables you could add just for some roughage and better digestion and all this? Spinach..my former BF was vegetarian and did Atkin's.  He ate a ton of omelettes with cheese and spinach..spinach salads..definitely consumed a lot of greens.

You might toss some more green into your plan just to get some added vitamins and fiber.

 

Been there done that!  Yes I lost, but it is just not fun.  I believe whatever you take out of your diet to lose....you will eventually want and crave to eat.  An apple will start looking awesome!  Honestly, you don't want to hear it but, the best way to lose the weight is by balance and yes it will NOT be fast, but you will learn a healthy way to live and you have a much greater chance you will NEVER put the weight back on.....stop the madness!  Trust  me you will be happier!

Original Post by happyface787:

YESS!! I've been on this diet for 5 days and I've lost 2.5kg. I eat every type of meat possible, drink milk, yoghurts...I also eat as much as I want of that...until I'm full. And with protein, you get full very quickly. Just don't spoil it by eating an apple, or nuts...so no carbs. Just protein. This may not be an effective diet for everyone, but it's worth trying. So far, it's been the most effective in my life.

Those of us who tried the Atkins diet will tell you it doesn't work for long.  Here's something from the CC blogs on the subject of macronutrients

http://caloriecount.about.com/popular-diets-t ested-compared-b273305

The research found that the only factor that mattered in weight loss is burning more calories than you consume. 

I suggest you use the Advice section.  Look at Mary Hartley's Expert articles, and check out the other experts.   There's even one for low carb diets.

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