Tuesday, September 4, 2007

The TRUTH about fast weightloss

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I’m really disappointed today… people just DO NOT LEARN!!! A friend of mine announced yesterday that she is going to start doing the Kimkins Diet to get undo the damage done in her weekend weight gain. :?

The Kimkins diet is based on the theory of Ketosis. She has an induction period that puts your body into Ketosis. When in Ketosis you lose your appetite, thus the low calorie intake. It is somewhat like Dr. Stillman’s induction minus the cheese and she allows a little oil for cooking. Then Phase 2 is Kimkins which is with the 2 cups of salad and .5 of veggies but only those on the list, or 3 cups of salad greens. She does not allow net carb counting and no processed Low Carb foods. She recommends no exercise & does not promote drinking water either.

I understand that my friend wants a drastic change, but come on!!!!!!!!!!!! Less than 1000 calories a day (view the creator’s fitday eating plan) and less than 20 g of carbs.
I can’t believe the “advice” that this girl Kimmers is giving…

Ask Kimmer: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=431338&pp=30

Uh… yeah… your gonna lose weight, but you should also kiss your lean muscle buh-bye if you’re going to be eating low calories. What happens after the “diet”? What happens when you reach your goal? Are you going to go back to your conventional way of eating?

Let me tell you the truth… as SOON as you start to eat more than 20 g of carbs a day, I guarantee you that your “weightloss” will stall and/or you will start gaining weight again. If you are eating very low calories, your muscles have also catabolized & you will not have as much muscle as before. Therefore your metabolism is slower & your body will start retaining every g of carb you consume.

Sad, Sad, Sad…

OK, I guess that’s enough.

End of rant.

Just had to let it out. Couldn’t do it on the boards, so that’s why I did it here. I also found this interesting article written by Tom Venuto about the consequences of fast weight-loss.

All truth here. Open your eyes & ears people… unless you want to be afraid of carbs and calories for the rest of your lives, don’t try a quick fix. It does not work in the long run!!!
Anyhow… Enjoy the article!

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Here is an excerpt:

…The faster you lose weight, the more muscle you will lose right along with the fat, and that can really mess up your metabolism. An even bigger problem with fast weight loss is that it just won’t last. The faster you lose, the more likely you are to gain it back. It’s the the “yo-yo diet
effect” - weight goes down, but always comes back up.

Don’t Be Fooled By Water Weight Losses
One thing you should also know is that it’s very common to lose 3 - 5 pounds in the first week on nearly any diet and exercise program and often even more on low carb diets (because low carb diets deplete glycogen and every gram of glycogen holds 3 grams of water). Just remember, its NOT all fat - WATER LOSS IS NOT FAT LOSS - AND WATER LOSS IS TEMPORARY!

The Truth About FAST Weight Loss - by Tom Venuto NSCA-CPT, CSCS


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To your health,

~ Vilma

P.S. Other articles that might be of interest:

1 comment:

Lady Rose said...

Unfortunately folks so often want a quick fix. (Myself included in my younger days.)

I'm in week 70 and losing 1 to .5 a week if I'm lucky (some weeks it's 0) - sure it's frustrating - but it's better then gaining, and over time it comes off. Over 85 lbs lost so far, a mere 60ish more to go. But it proves that slow and steady works - no matter what I'm sticking with it, because this is a lifetime change not a quick fix.