Diets?

Paquadez

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Anyone heard of this diet?

Given to me by my Practice Manager.

She tried it and with exercise it worked!

However, there is no such body as the "British Heart
Institute": at least I can't find it!

The British Heart Foundation decrys this or any other "Crash"
diet on its website. Been on it now for two weeks and I AM
losing weight.

Any feedback or experience?

Paq




The British Heart Institute Diet
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Day One
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Breakfast:

Black Coffee or Tea

Half a grapefruit

One Slice Dry Toast

2 teaspoons peanut butter

Lunch:

4 ozs Tuna

1 slice dry toast

Black coffee or tea

Dinner:

2 slices any cold meat

1 cup string beans

4 ozs beetroot

1 small apple

4 ozs vanilla icecream
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Day Two
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Breakfast:

Black Coffee or Tea

Half Banana

1 Slice dry toast

1 Boiled Egg

Lunch:

4 ozs cottage cheese

5 Saltine Crackers

Black Coffee or Tea

Dinner:

2 Hot Dogs

4 ozs broccoli

2 ozs Carrot

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Day Three
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Breakfast:

1 Slice Cheddar Cheese

A small apple

5 saltine crackers

Black Coffee or Tea

Lunch:

1 boiled egg

1 slice dry toast

Black coffee or tea

Dinner:

4 ozs Tuna

4 ozs beetroot

4 ozs cauliflower

Half a small melon

4 ozs Vanilla Ice Cream.

No condiments except pepper and salt.

Diet for three days: if obese you can expect to lose 10 lbs.

For the other four days, don't overdo it: eat carefully!

In One month, you can lose 40 lbs.
 
J

Jonesiegirl

Whoa! 40 lbs in a month! :eek:

LOL I wouldn't be able to find myself if I lost 40 lbs... but then again, that might be a good idea... :)
 

angelize56

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Paq: I have heard of that diet like 20 years ago but it wasn't named that! :) I think I may have even tried it at one time along with 100 others! :D Take care. angel
 
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Same-same as to what Angel said.

I was on it. The problem with it is that it puts such a shock on your metabolism at first. Then when the diet is over with (unless you plan on eating like that for the rest of your life) it allows your metabolism to, as I would like to say it, go crazy. Then you can gain all the weight back (and then some) if your will power can't control your intake of food.

40 pounds in a month is too much in that short of time (yes, the metabolism thing). The best way to do lose weight is a little bit at a time. It allows the metabolism to adjust and creates a suitable diet that one can adjust to.

To make that adjustment just stick to the way you eat for say a week. Count your calories by day. Make your adjustment by lowering your sugar intake, saturated fat, sodium and by dropping a 25 calories a day/per week. Adjust and maintain this when you reached an ideal weight. Add some mild exercise, like walking for 35 minutes each day, and by the end of the month you should lose 5 to 10 pounds. No more within a month (after all look how long it took for you to get where you're at now) Believe me this is enough for one month and, again, for some to be a creature of habit in eating and taming the metabolism.
 

Paquadez

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Sound and wise words, Doc.

I have had a weight prob, since I was 13.

Normally, I increase my exercise level and decrease all the things you said: except in any case, for years I have avoided salt and have also controled my fat intake, rigorously.

Have to dump the wine, I guess!:eek: :eek: :eek:

Paq
 
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Oh yes! I have been told alcohol is a carbohydrate which turns to sugar - a big no.

Try decreasing your amount of wine intake to one glass early evening (still good to control cholesterol). Along with that decrease bread and pasta and no more then 20g to 30g. of sugar a day!

If this helps - please let me know next month.
 

Paquadez

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Many thanks, Doc. Will do. Don't actually use sugar at all. I avoid sweet things (except, well Angel, Moonie, Candy, Khaki, Tonya - hell, I'm beginning to sound like Mulder!:eek: :eek: :eek: ).

Paq
 

angelize56

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Paq: :D Ya charmer you! :D *wink* I don't need sugar either when you're around! :)
 
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Good to avoid soda and candy - etc. But, understand you can find 5g of sugar in 8oz of processed milk. I would be willing to bet you and most everybody who does avoid sugar, still consumes at lease 50g or more a day. Check your products - it is frightening!
 

Paquadez

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Doc, I've been a "Product Groupie" for years..........

At least you have the FDA in the US: we have nothing like it.

I NEVER drink soda type drinks (URGH!) and examine every package, before we buy!

Far too many nasty food additives in Europe!

Milk? Only normally fully-skimmed and only a little: no butter (except in France ;) ), little cheese (despite the fact I love it!:( :( ), avoid Hydrogenated fats like the plague: and have done for years. Rarely eat eggs (Again despite the fact that I love 'em:( :( ), in fact, a very healthy diet. Little red meat: eat organic free range chicken and tuna (in spring water) lots, and fresh fish (grilled or baked): only use a sunflower or soya low-fat spread, lightly. The only fat we use in the house is Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Eat more rice than anything else and some pasta.

Difficult, huh?

Paq
 

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