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November 23, 2012 8:18 PM
Lose 20 pounds in 3 to 4 weeks? This is the "diet" and to me it seems healthy. Here are the 7 steps: 1. Get motivated. Believe that you can do this. 2. Eat 4 meals a day at least every 3 to 4 hours apart.3. Eat at least 2 raw fruits or vegetables before each meal. Raw fruits and veggies help burn fat and are better for you. 4. After the raw fruit and veggies, eat a meal that is between 0-300 calories. Eat healthy! 5. Drink at least one liter of iced cold water a day. 6. Exercise 45 minutes, 3-4 times a week. 7. Drink green tea. I'm going to try this. Would love to lose the 20 pounds by Christmas. Anyone want to try with me? We may not lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks but it would be fun to try it and see what we do lose?
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November 23, 2012 8:24 PM
the concepts are good..but I am not a green tea fan :(
I also exercise 6 days a week :)
I'll try most of it..no green tea though..
November 23, 2012 8:24 PM
Im no expert and i am all for losing weight, i just don't know if losing so much weight is healthy? i have read research and have heard experts talk about only losing 1-2 pounds a week.

Wish you the best of luck keep us posted
November 23, 2012 8:52 PM
4 meals a day consisting of 300 calories of less, PLUS 45 minutes of exercise... That doesn't sound healthy, unless you're really short and/or your metabolism is extra slow!

I'm all for raw fruits and veggies, though. For whatever reason, eating raw citrus fruits seems to really help me lose weight, compared to when I'm consuming the same amount of calories (without eating citrus fruits regularly) and exercising the same. Of course, this is just a casual observation, not a scientific study, so I'm not going to say citrus fruits are magical weight loss helpers... But I will heartily advocate daily consumption of raw fruits!
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November 23, 2012 9:31 PM
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4 meals a day consisting of 300 calories of less, PLUS 45 minutes of exercise... That doesn't sound healthy, unless you're really short and/or your metabolism is extra slow!

I'm all for raw fruits and veggies, though. For whatever reason, eating raw citrus fruits seems to really help me lose weight, compared to when I'm consuming the same amount of calories (without eating citrus fruits regularly) and exercising the same. Of course, this is just a casual observation, not a scientific study, so I'm not going to say citrus fruits are magical weight loss helpers... But I will heartily advocate daily consumption of raw fruits!


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In order to perform that much exercise, you need more calories than that. The rest of it sounds totally do-able though! Good luck :)
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June 20, 2013 5:44 PM
Did this work for you?
June 27, 2013 6:00 AM
I was googling diets on the internet and found this post. I am already a My Fitness pal member and I was wondering if you did the diet and lost the weight?
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April 2, 2014 12:47 PM
The plan you listed is from nowloss.com. The 1200 calories allowed does not include the calories you get from the fruits and vegetables. And I did the plan for 4 weeks. At the same time I cut out meat. My exercise consisted of 3 days of high interval training plus 2 days of 30-40 min slow running (about 13MPH pace). I ate pizza and snack cakes every Friday (I know I don't know why I did that, but it was good) at the end of the 4 weeks I was down 15 lbs. But I did go up a little from my Friday meals and some days I didn't drop. I've been off the plan the week and will start back on it Monday. For me it was good, not only because I lost weight but it forced me to get in my fruits and vegetables. I didn't do the green tea or anything like that. My meals were breakfast: 2 apples or 1 grapefruit followed by protein shake, lunch was salad followed by soup, snack was almonds, dinner was 1/2 c of beans and 1/2 c of brown rice with cheese. snack was 220 cal of frozen greek yogurt. I only ate between 10 am-8 pm. My water intake was at least 10-13 cups a day.
June 7, 2014 11:30 AM
I definitely think that this is at least close to doable. My plan is to have fruit/protein shakes for breakfast, followed by a low cal snack like 3 hours later (120-200 cals), salad with protein for lunch, if it is a running day, then another protein shake after that, and a good dinner with veggies, carbs, and protein. I have been doing a lot of cheating, but I noticed that once I lost five pounds in one week without exercising by having baked salad twice a day, fruit smothies for breakfast, and adding some seasoned brown rice at dinner time.
June 8, 2014 10:33 PM
I have come across this before and it sounds like a good diet to me, although I can't exercise everyday.

I might use this plan later in the year when I have more time on my hands to plans meals. I would be very interested to hear of other's results using this.

I have 22lb to lose AND WOULD LOVE TO LOSE IT BY CHRISTMAS!
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