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14-04-2012, 17:41   #1
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Speical K diet

Okay so I am sick of cutting down to 1200 calories, running and walking and spinning like a mad person and still my weight remains the same

So I am thinking of doing the two bowls two meals two weeks but with bran flakes dont like special K

has anyone done it, does it work...I know your all going to go on about a healthy diet believe me I have one total stick vege but have an illness that counter acts all my good work....so just want to know about this diet and what people think...will be starting it on tuesday
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14-04-2012, 17:43   #2
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Terrible diet tbh. Awful.

If it does work and you do lose weight, you're pretty much guaranteed to pile it all back on (and probably more) not long afterwards.

The key to successful weight loss is sustainable 'dieting' ie. something you can do long term.
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Waste.of.time.

Post up your current diet.
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It only works for people who are a healthy weight and want to loose a little amount of weight (which ends up being a lot of water weight and is replenished once the dieter resumes back) and thats assuming the person starting the diet has come from high calories so the first two weeks of a body going from high to low cals hasn't learned how to adapt to survive on bowls of cereal so its using more of its glycogen stores or whatever thats called, if you have lots to loose you know yourself that and 1200 a day + exercise and youre body is already used to a low cal intake and not loosing weight as a result it isn't conducive to sustainable weight loss.

I used to eat 1200 and exercise and it caused me to hit a majour plateau because my body got used to 1200 and x amount of calories burnt through exercise (*but changing the intensity, intervals and the types of exercise you do can shake things up) and I couldn't up my exercise or lower my calories because I was already at the bottom so I first.

upped my calories to 1300 non exercise days and 1500-1600 exercise days
tried calories cycling
Green tea diet pills (ha never again)

Nothing worked I was bouncing between two pounds for months, when I lost and then regained multiple times it was heartbreaking

My body had gotten used to my walking and cycling and couldn't deal with a BMR of 1600 and having net 700 calories to function on, in the end I joined a gym (doesnt suit everyone)but basically needed circuit training bootcamp type thing to push my body out of its comfort zone, forgot about calories for a while and concentrated on the nutrition of the food I was buying and portion control so I think that tackled the issue of me eating below my calorie needs with foods that spiked my blood sugar or used up energy too quickly and then my blood sugar was always up down up down now I better foods rather than less and do intensive workouts rather than a lot of calorie burning low-med intensity stuff I was used to and now used a lot of muscles I didnt before circuit training so my body is more of a calorie burning machine rather than me just eating lowest amount of calories to get by and hope for the best, but no one can tell you whats right for you, you seem pretty set on sticking to cereals but this is just what worked for me and I am finally loosing again not just loosing for two weeks and then stalling for 3 months again and again.

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Okay so I am sick of cutting down to 1200 calories, running and walking and spinning like a mad person and still my weight remains the same

So I am thinking of doing the two bowls two meals two weeks but with bran flakes dont like special K

has anyone done it, does it work...I know your all going to go on about a healthy diet believe me I have one total stick vege but have an illness that counter acts all my good work....so just want to know about this diet and what people think...will be starting it on tuesday
The fact that you know that posters will "go on about a healthy diet" means that you probably already know what they think and you probably know yourself that your proposed diet is ****.
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14-04-2012, 20:02   #6
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If you want to loose weight, watch the video.

1200 calories? That's just ridiculous. I'd hazard a guess that you are insulin resistant and your cells don't want to let go of their fat.

Watch the video with the evolution of man as the screen cap. It will teach you all you need to know.

http://www.dietdoctor.com/page/2


Drop your carbs down under 100 grams a day and force your body to burn fat naturally.

Grains are terrible for you btw, milk isn't much better.
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Not worth it, all water weight loss so it's completely pointless.
Also, if you've an illness that's effecting your weight maybe consider investing in meeting with a nutritionist. They'll be able to work out a diet suited to your needs. You don't want to harm your body in the name of loosing wieght.
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Okay so I am sick of cutting down to 1200 calories, running and walking and spinning like a mad person and still my weight remains the same

So I am thinking of doing the two bowls two meals two weeks but with bran flakes dont like special K

has anyone done it, does it work...I know your all going to go on about a healthy diet believe me I have one total stick vege but have an illness that counter acts all my good work....so just want to know about this diet and what people think...will be starting it on tuesday
Could you please post up your current height, weight, goals, activity and total current food intake.
All the best
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16-04-2012, 07:22   #9
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WHY???

I asked about the special K diet, dont need to tell you anything about my weight , height or anything else as that is not what I asked....I am well aware of nutrition since I have been a vegetarian (a very strick one) all my life, I have never had an issue with my weight nor portion control, nor calorie intake, I never needed to worry... However I got pregnant and very sick and ended up with a life long illness and have been very sick since having baba, and I have stuck to my strict vege diet but no weight has come off, so I tried calorie control and no weight has come off....I know my exercise has decreased a lot since I became pregnant and has never picked up to where it was and it never will do back to what it was as I am a full time mum with no financial mean to send baba to creche nor do I have anyone to look after baba while I go to the gym, so walking, some running, the xbox connect (when baba asleep) and once a week spinning is the only exercise I can do.

I dont eat unhealthy, and I will not cut out carbs as they are part of a healthy balanced diet, I only ever eat brown carbs anyway, my downfall may be fruit as I know it contains sugars but fruit is also part of your 5 a day and part of a healthy balanced diet.

I just wanted to know if anyone has lost weight on this diet over the two weeks as a way to kick start the weight loss....my medication doesnt help as it piles the weight on so its an uphill battle all the time
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Could you please post up your current height, weight, goals, activity and total current food intake.
All the best
just want to apologies i didnt mean to sound rude in the other post but unless your a nutritionist I dont see how a boardie can help with these things, My only goal is to get loose a few stone as I am terrified of type 2 diabeties, I currently weight between 16 and 17 stone and normally weighed between 10 and 11, I dont really keep a food diary as such but I know what I eat is healthy and is portion controlled...I just want to be around for my baba to see him grow up thats all and to feel comfortable in my skin again.

However if you have a suggestion for a daily/weekly food plan that is strictly vegetarian, NO FISH/SEA FOOD, NO POULTRY, NO DEAD ANIMALS at all, only rennet free cheese, brown carbs only...I do drink milk half fat, and yogarts....then that would be much appreciated
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Hi Op,

Do not do this diet, have tried it myself before and it's really just a quick fix.
You will feel hungry and tired, and eventually get fed up and more then likely put back on the weight you lose from doing it (happen to me)

JMO but I think the best, and only healthy way for weight loss is to cut out junk food, eat plenty of fruit/veg/fish/nuts etc, and of course plenty of exercise. Allow yourself a treat also. mainly stick to high protein foods, I understand your are a vegetarian, so Try replace Fish and meat with other foods (can not recommend any as I'm not a vegetarian)
If you think you wont stick to this may I suggest you joining Slimming World, Have not joined myself but have heard really good comments and results from it and apparently it's not to pricey to join either.

There is loads of different advice etc on the forum I suggest you browse through - has really helped me and the Posters are nice & friendly and 9/10 there advice is accurate.

When A person is asking "what your currently eating" "weight&hight" they are just trying to get more info about you , so they can give you the right info and advice. everyone is a different hight,weight, and we all have different life styles and enjoy different foods so it's important for the person to know a little about you before they can give any decent advice.

Best of luck

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Also, if its type 2 diabetes, then stay away from ALL processed sugars. Not one of kellogs cereals are nutritious. Bran flakes are between 17 - 22% sugar as far as I know. (not to mention that bran is a brillo pad to your insides)

Posters are asking you for your current diet as people that say they are eating 1200 kcals very rarely are. 90% underestimate their food intake.

Also, yes, transform can help you in the area of food choices - he knows his stuff and will serve you better than most 'nutritionists' will.
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Could you please post up your current height, weight, goals, activity and total current food intake.
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just want to apologies i didnt mean to sound rude in the other post but unless your a nutritionist I dont see how a boardie can help with these things, My only goal is to get loose a few stone as I am terrified of type 2 diabeties, I currently weight between 16 and 17 stone and normally weighed between 10 and 11, I dont really keep a food diary as such but I know what I eat is healthy and is portion controlled...I just want to be around for my baba to see him grow up thats all and to feel comfortable in my skin again.

However if you have a suggestion for a daily/weekly food plan that is strictly vegetarian, NO FISH/SEA FOOD, NO POULTRY, NO DEAD ANIMALS at all, only rennet free cheese, brown carbs only...I do drink milk half fat, and yogarts....then that would be much appreciated

Don't see how you can think weight, height, general calorie intake are irrelevant if your coming on to a nutrition board with querys about losing weight.
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WHY???

I asked about the special K diet, dont need to tell you anything about my weight , height or anything else as that is not what I asked....I am well aware of nutrition since I have been a vegetarian (a very strick one) all my life, I have never had an issue with my weight nor portion control, nor calorie intake, I never needed to worry... However I got pregnant and very sick and ended up with a life long illness and have been very sick since having baba, and I have stuck to my strict vege diet but no weight has come off, so I tried calorie control and no weight has come off....I know my exercise has decreased a lot since I became pregnant and has never picked up to where it was and it never will do back to what it was as I am a full time mum with no financial mean to send baba to creche nor do I have anyone to look after baba while I go to the gym, so walking, some running, the xbox connect (when baba asleep) and once a week spinning is the only exercise I can do.

I dont eat unhealthy, and I will not cut out carbs as they are part of a healthy balanced diet, I only ever eat brown carbs anyway, my downfall may be fruit as I know it contains sugars but fruit is also part of your 5 a day and part of a healthy balanced diet.

I just wanted to know if anyone has lost weight on this diet over the two weeks as a way to kick start the weight loss....my medication doesnt help as it piles the weight on so its an uphill battle all the time
As they say on dragons den -"and with that I have to say I'm out".
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So you think having two meals consisting of sugar flakes and processed carbs each day is going to help you lose weight, and you don't want to talk about the alternatives?

Best of luck.
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