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June 20, 2013 9:23 AM
A friend and I just finished reading Jorge Cruise's The 100 Diet -- really fascinating book about the way Americans Eat and they way that all came to be. Anyway, I've been on this diet for a week now and am having mixed results. Has anyone out there done this? Any pointers? Success stories?? I guess it is working -- I've lost 3.5 lbs in 8 days. I am just impatient and expect big results when changing my diet this dramatically. Just thought I'd see if there are others out there doing this same thing.
  6323701
June 20, 2013 12:29 PM
My sister started a week ago, and she seems to be doing well. I think i am going to start on Sunday. I'll update you. Im going to try it out for a couple of weeks
June 20, 2013 8:27 PM
Quote from his website ....

"Everything you've learned about weight loss is WRONG. Burning more calories, eating less calories, or even thinking of all calories as equal does not work. The secret to true, lasting weight loss comes from avoiding HIDDEN SUGAR. Why? Because sugar stimulates the weight gain hormone, insulin. By keeping insulin levels low, you guarantee weight loss.

However, we now have a new understanding of what "sugar" is, and it may seem shocking. We are all aware that sugar lies in candy, soda, and cookies, but it has been hiding in CARBOHYDRATES.

Carbs are molecularly structured as sugar and break down the same in our bodies; therefore, it is important we consider carbs as sugar when trying to keep insulin in check and lose weight"


LOL @ backed by science. This is bogus...
June 20, 2013 8:34 PM
I wish I could get gifs on my phone. Where's that Finn the Human Boy "SCIENCE" gif when you need it?

Anyone?
  41905005
June 20, 2013 10:32 PM
QUOTE:

Quote from his website ....

"Everything you've learned about weight loss is WRONG. Burning more calories, eating less calories, or even thinking of all calories as equal does not work. The secret to true, lasting weight loss comes from avoiding HIDDEN SUGAR. Why? Because sugar stimulates the weight gain hormone, insulin. By keeping insulin levels low, you guarantee weight loss.

However, we now have a new understanding of what "sugar" is, and it may seem shocking. We are all aware that sugar lies in candy, soda, and cookies, but it has been hiding in CARBOHYDRATES.

Carbs are molecularly structured as sugar and break down the same in our bodies; therefore, it is important we consider carbs as sugar when trying to keep insulin in check and lose weight"


LOL @ backed by science. This is bogus...

I didn't even look at the website, but let me guess...the "science" it's backed by comes from either Taubes or Mercola? lolololol.
  18984754
June 20, 2013 10:36 PM
Its a fad diet, are you really going to eat his way for the rest of your LIFE!! that's why I do all MFP, its a lifestyle change, not a loose my weight and go back to the way I was eating change :) just saying. I mean you can use some of his recipes to go along with your lifestyle change, but I wouldn't follow his book 100%
  31525512
June 20, 2013 10:38 PM
QUOTE:

Quote from his website ....

"Everything you've learned about weight loss is WRONG. Burning more calories, eating less calories, or even thinking of all calories as equal does not work. The secret to true, lasting weight loss comes from avoiding HIDDEN SUGAR. Why? Because sugar stimulates the weight gain hormone, insulin. By keeping insulin levels low, you guarantee weight loss.

However, we now have a new understanding of what "sugar" is, and it may seem shocking. We are all aware that sugar lies in candy, soda, and cookies, but it has been hiding in CARBOHYDRATES.

Carbs are molecularly structured as sugar and break down the same in our bodies; therefore, it is important we consider carbs as sugar when trying to keep insulin in check and lose weight"


LOL @ backed by science. This is bogus...


came in expecting to find something like this. left satisfied and lol'ing
June 20, 2013 10:44 PM
man, if all insulin did was make you gain weight, diabetes wouldn't be such a problem.
that's some butts science right there
  4453043
June 20, 2013 10:47 PM
Hey, I love Gary. Back off, lol.
  19417920
July 7, 2013 8:05 PM
Well, much of the info on how the typical American/Western diet has evolved is pretty interesting. And I do think this could be adapted into a lifestyle change. However, two weeks into the diet I had lost 4.5 pounds, and then gained it back. And, I've been training for a half marathon and the no-carb thing was NOT helping my mileage any. So... back to MFP-ing. It was worth a shot!
  6323701
July 15, 2013 8:34 PM
I have been on "the 100" for 8 days now and have lost 7 LBS. My mom has been living on a diet similar to this for a year and a half with cheat days and not as strict now as she was in the beginning. She has lost 60LBS and it has been a lifestyle change for her. Sugar and carb cravings are gone for me which I NEVER thought would happen.
July 15, 2013 8:40 PM
It's just another weight loss "strategy"...nothing more, nothing less.
  32984933
July 15, 2013 8:44 PM
It should be possible to sue people who say "backed by science" for improper use of the word science.

This might work for some, not for others. Having fewer slurpees, doughnuts, and other sugary things we're told are a food group in america can't be bad, but calorie counting is key as well. You can eat 5000 calorie of lettuce and gain weight (it'd be difficult, but theoretically possible.)
July 15, 2013 8:56 PM
A "disguised" low carb diet. Basically keeping "sugar" to about 25 grams a day. Lol, I eat that much just for lunch. Oh well, some will do it because immediate weight loss is more important than learning how to eat for life.

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  9285851
July 15, 2013 11:11 PM
I have no interest in his diet plans but his skinny muffins are good!
July 22, 2013 7:58 AM
I started the diet last Wednesday and as of Sunday I had lost 10lbs. I could not believe it and I had not been on the diet a full week but I did follow the diet exactly without the wine. Anxious to see if I lose a few more pounds by Wed. Will update on my weight loss.
July 22, 2013 12:58 PM
I read it. Basically to take the total 'carbs' and multiply it by four and that's the number. So if a slice of bread has 25 carb grams times four would give you 100 total for your day.

They also say to start off with 300 and work down to that "One-Hundred" total. Avoid most fruits, some veggies - all breads, pastas and rice.

It seems doable and there is a forward by Dr. Weil, whom I respect, so he has that going for him.
  323035
July 23, 2013 5:33 AM
QUOTE:

I read it. Basically to take the total 'carbs' and multiply it by four and that's the number. So if a slice of bread has 25 carb grams times four would give you 100 total for your day.

They also say to start off with 300 and work down to that "One-Hundred" total. Avoid most fruits, some veggies - all breads, pastas and rice.

It seems doable and there is a forward by Dr. Weil, whom I respect, so he has that going for him.


^ What the... i don't even?

You mean 25g carbs = 100 calories? Don't they teach this in school's still? Again, this diet is total trash... Why would you avoid fruits and vegetables both of which contain essential vitamins and nutrients?
July 23, 2013 6:19 AM
BOO!


Sorry, I was pretending to be a sugar hiding in a carb!

*bangs head on wall, wails, gives up*
  9074298
July 23, 2013 7:16 AM
QUOTE:

I started the diet last Wednesday and as of Sunday I had lost 10lbs. I could not believe it and I had not been on the diet a full week but I did follow the diet exactly without the wine. Anxious to see if I lose a few more pounds by Wed. Will update on my weight loss.
10lbs of water and glycogen. First time you eat more than 25g of carbs (say some ice cream, cake, or bread) and watch 4lbs-6lbs come right back on. Science trumps fad diets.

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  9285851
August 1, 2013 2:18 PM
lord lipton lol I eat berries everymoring and a wrap for lunch and my nutrionist has me eating an apple in the afternoon with peanut butter and im supposed to squish a fruit in with my slice of toast and peanut butter at breakfast! theres no way I would try this!
  35060967
August 26, 2013 12:47 PM
Love The 100! Tried low carb diets in the past and went into carb withdrawal. With Jorge's recipes for muffins, cookies, chocolate mousse, fried chicken etc., I never feel deprived. I can have veggies and berries, too. I will eat this way for the rest of my life.
August 31, 2013 12:46 PM
If you choose to follow this diet, a convenient online sugar calories calculator:
http://dietgrail.com/100-sugar-calories-diet-food-list/
September 15, 2013 2:29 PM
I have a question on the sugar calories.... are we just counting the carbs x 4 .. what if the food actually has sugar calories?? do we ignore those?? thanx for your reply as I'm considering trying this
October 4, 2013 9:57 PM
QUOTE:

I have a question on the sugar calories.... are we just counting the carbs x 4 .. what if the food actually has sugar calories?? do we ignore those?? thanx for your reply as I'm considering trying this


Sugars are carbs so you just need to count the carb calories. Meaning the carb grams of a food already contain the sugar grams in it.

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