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how much soup are you going to eat?

this sounds like an exceptionally bad plan. a healthy rate of weight loss is 1% per week. i doubt that you're going to find much support for your diet here.

I've heard really bad stuff about doing that.  You'll lose the weight quickly but you'll put it right back on, and you'll have lost a lot of muscle so it will be mostly fat that comes back on. 

If you can, try and be patient and lose 1-2 pounds/week making healthy food choices.  This way you'll lose fat and if you exercise, you'll gain muscle.  And if you make them as life-long changes, you won't ever gain the weight back

Fad diets are usually do not make for effective weight loss regimens (anything where you eat only 1 food, atkins, low fat etc)

You can get to 1200 just by counting calories in a variety of foods not just soup

More importantly, you're not getting all the nutrients and variety you need in your diet and this is surely unhealthy

If you choose to do it anyway, good luck. Let us know how it goes...

 

1200 is too low for the exercises you're going to be doing...

I eat whatever I want and lose weight on 1500-1700.

Why restrict your food so much? I'm not talking about the calories, but the actual food.

You do realize you can enjoy your favorite foods and still lose weight right?

A long term recipe for success this does not seem like. O.o.

Even if you were to be totally still the entire day, 1200 calories is not enough. Realistically, I doubt you'll come close to eating 1200 calories of soup. You'll probably just eat 2 bowls max because it's not enjoyable eating the same thing multiple times throughout the day. In all honesty, this post worries me.

10 lbs in two weeks is extremely unrealistic.  You might lose weight quickly initially, but this is primarily water weight.  To drop 10 lbs of actual weight in that amount of time, you would need to have a deficit of 2500 calories per day.  That means you'd need to burn 3700 cal/day on top of your 1200 calories of ridiculous lentil soup.  This would be a very dangerous plan.

What's the point of lentil soup?  Just count calories and eat a balanced diet.  1200 is the minimum for a sedentary adult trying to lose weight, and you're not sedentary.  At all.   

Eat more calories.  But more importantly, eat a more BALANCED diet.  You're missing out on a lot of nutrients.

I suppose lentil soup is healthier than cabbage soup though...  :/

I realize that 10 lbs in 2 week seems like to high of a goal but I like to aim high so that I work even harder. if I set my goal at 5 lbs I wouldn't work as hard as I would with a goal of 10 lbs. It's a way of tricking myself. If anything I will probably lose around 5 lbs. But 10 lbs isn't all that unrealistic. I lost 10 lbs in 3 weeks and have kept it off for about 2 months. During those three weeks I didn't even eat or work out as much as I should have which is why I was shocked when the doctor told me I was 150.

I will believe you lose 10 lbs in two weeks, but I bet you'll only lose 2lbs in a month, and 0 lbs in a year. Why? Because most of that weight's going to come back on, and fast, unless you intend to eat lentil soup for the rest of your life.

I don't doubt that your heart's in the righ place, but if your desire to 'aim high' is going to lead to yo-yo dieting.

No it won't I have never yoyo'ed. I have been eating what ever I want for the past month and have not gained back the weight I lost. I guess we'll all just have to see if I lose 10 lbs in 2 weeks.

Original Post by ladyhenna5:

I realize that 10 lbs in 2 week seems like to high of a goal but I like to aim high so that I work even harder. if I set my goal at 5 lbs I wouldn't work as hard as I would with a goal of 10 lbs. It's a way of tricking myself. If anything I will probably lose around 5 lbs. But 10 lbs isn't all that unrealistic. I lost 10 lbs in 3 weeks and have kept it off for about 2 months. During those three weeks I didn't even eat or work out as much as I should have which is why I was shocked when the doctor told me I was 150.

Yes, 10 lbs of REAL weight is 'that unrealistic.'  As I said, you might initially drop water weight quickly.  You might also lose muscle mass.  But it takes 3500 calories to burn of pound of fat.  I did the math in the above post- it works out to 3700 cal/day if you're eating 1200.  You would have to do seriously intense exercise each day to burn that many calories... and that would be extremely unhealthy if you're operating on a meager lentil soup diet.

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