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March 22, 2013 10:00 AM
My husband and I have been on our weightloss journey for several months now. He has gone from 204 to 175 and I have gone from 184 to 164 (this morning). We have been hovering around these weights for a couple months and want to kick it into high gear for the next few weeks to break through this plateau.

Is there any dietary changes we can make to kick start our metabolism again? Low carb, high protein? Cleanses? etc.

Note: I am hypothyroid so I have a difficult time with my metabolism as it is.
March 22, 2013 10:07 AM
You can't jumpstart your metabolism. Natural and slow changes will improve it on its own. Try a different calorie count or a new exercise program.
March 22, 2013 10:10 AM
Congrats on a successful weightloss journey so far! You may be at the point in your weight loss journey where you actually need to start eating more :) The closer your body gets to its ideal weight the closer you should eat to maintenence.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/912920-in-place-of-a-road-map-3-2013

^^^ This can help you out if you haven't read it already

PS

Stay away from temporary cleanses, diets and the like. They are indeed temporary. Do things the way you want to do them for the rest of your life!

Best of luck to you both!

EDIT: I also agree that increasing the intensity of your workouts will help with the metabolism boost. The more LBM you have the higher your metabolism will maintain. If you haven't already, start incorperating weights and resistance into your workouts. That is only my suggestion based on my own opinion though. Whatever you are comfortable with is what is best for you.
Edited by chels0722 On March 22, 2013 10:17 AM
March 22, 2013 10:13 AM
IMO you'll probably have better luck improving metabolism by kicking your workouts up a notch. Do something more intense than you are now, or do whatever you are doing now more intensely. Really push yourself when you workout and you'll like see the difference you are looking for.

ETA: Congrats on your progress so far!!
Edited by bcattoes On March 22, 2013 10:14 AM
March 22, 2013 10:38 AM
Try the 17 Day Diet!!! It completely restarts/resets your metabolism and- without question- WORKS. (IF you stick to it) You lose a good 15 lbs in the first two weeks and it does not stop there.. My sister and I did it over a year ago and I would recommend it to anyone that is honestly willing to commit to change. It is really less of a "diet" and more of a lifestyle change. It basically cuts out all sugar and hard carbs and slowly adds them back in small quantity so that your body can process them efficiently- you find, however, that you crave them less and less as the time goes on... (ummm.. yay)
It includes three phases of 17 days (the time it takes to alter the way you physically and mentally process food), each one offering a bit more freedom than the last. Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water. Its not easy...but you will feel light and rejuvenated like never before. Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day. Phase three allows you to eat what you want on the weekends (in moderation) and continue phase two during the week.

There are "haters" online that tell you that it is just another fad diet but don't read into that- people say that about everything and they have not done their research. The fact is that this is actually a scientifically proven way to cleanse and reestablish the way your body metabolizes food. Read up on the accredited studies about it and then buy the BOOK because you'll be convinced!


NOTE: This is difficult. You will crave chocolate, bread, alcohol, and sugar like never before in the first phase. Notice how few people have actually been able to significantly change their metabolism... its because you need to make a serious lifestyle change in order to do it. No cheating. No questions asked. But hey, its a small price to pay for the many pounds that will melt off by the time summer arrives;) Not to mention increased energy and mood!

When I did it, I started a group on here to do it with me-if you can get a friend to do it, too- do it. Support from others is a must :)

HOPE THIS HELPS! GOOD LUCK!
March 22, 2013 10:46 AM
1. Eat back up to maintenance level of calories and sustain so your metabolism can recover.
2. Increase lean body mass.

No diet or cleanse is going to recover or increase your Resting Metabolic Rate.
  17993426
March 22, 2013 10:49 AM
QUOTE:

Try the 17 Day Diet!!! It completely restarts/resets your metabolism and- without question- WORKS. (IF you stick to it) You lose a good 15 lbs in the first two weeks and it does not stop there.. My sister and I did it over a year ago and I would recommend it to anyone that is honestly willing to commit to change. It is really less of a "diet" and more of a lifestyle change. It basically cuts out all sugar and hard carbs and slowly adds them back in small quantity so that your body can process them efficiently- you find, however, that you crave them less and less as the time goes on... (ummm.. yay)
It includes three phases of 17 days (the time it takes to alter the way you physically and mentally process food), each one offering a bit more freedom than the last. Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water. Its not easy...but you will feel light and rejuvenated like never before. Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day. Phase three allows you to eat what you want on the weekends (in moderation) and continue phase two during the week.

There are "haters" online that tell you that it is just another fad diet but don't read into that- people say that about everything and they have not done their research. The fact is that this is actually a scientifically proven way to cleanse and reestablish the way your body metabolizes food. Read up on the accredited studies about it and then buy the BOOK because you'll be convinced!


NOTE: This is difficult. You will crave chocolate, bread, alcohol, and sugar like never before in the first phase. Notice how few people have actually been able to significantly change their metabolism... its because you need to make a serious lifestyle change in order to do it. No cheating. No questions asked. But hey, its a small price to pay for the many pounds that will melt off by the time summer arrives;) Not to mention increased energy and mood!

When I did it, I started a group on here to do it with me-if you can get a friend to do it, too- do it. Support from others is a must :)

HOPE THIS HELPS! GOOD LUCK!





Please, for the love of God - or to whomever you pray (or don't) - ignore everything in the quoted post.
March 22, 2013 11:01 AM
QUOTE:

1. Eat back up to maintenance level of calories and sustain so your metabolism can recover.
2. Increase lean body mass.

No diet or cleanse is going to recover or increase your Resting Metabolic Rate.


^I agree with this!

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/the-full-diet-break.html
March 22, 2013 11:05 AM
Best way to jumpstart metabolism is to exercise. Just do loads of working out and eat it all back so you're on the same net calories.
  39050103
March 22, 2013 11:09 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Try the 17 Day Diet!!! It completely restarts/resets your metabolism and- without question- WORKS. (IF you stick to it) You lose a good 15 lbs in the first two weeks and it does not stop there.. My sister and I did it over a year ago and I would recommend it to anyone that is honestly willing to commit to change. It is really less of a "diet" and more of a lifestyle change. It basically cuts out all sugar and hard carbs and slowly adds them back in small quantity so that your body can process them efficiently- you find, however, that you crave them less and less as the time goes on... (ummm.. yay)
It includes three phases of 17 days (the time it takes to alter the way you physically and mentally process food), each one offering a bit more freedom than the last. Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water. Its not easy...but you will feel light and rejuvenated like never before. Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day. Phase three allows you to eat what you want on the weekends (in moderation) and continue phase two during the week.

There are "haters" online that tell you that it is just another fad diet but don't read into that- people say that about everything and they have not done their research. The fact is that this is actually a scientifically proven way to cleanse and reestablish the way your body metabolizes food. Read up on the accredited studies about it and then buy the BOOK because you'll be convinced!


NOTE: This is difficult. You will crave chocolate, bread, alcohol, and sugar like never before in the first phase. Notice how few people have actually been able to significantly change their metabolism... its because you need to make a serious lifestyle change in order to do it. No cheating. No questions asked. But hey, its a small price to pay for the many pounds that will melt off by the time summer arrives;) Not to mention increased energy and mood!

When I did it, I started a group on here to do it with me-if you can get a friend to do it, too- do it. Support from others is a must :)

HOPE THIS HELPS! GOOD LUCK!





Please, for the love of God - or to whomever you pray (or don't) - ignore everything in the quoted post.


Agreed. No offense to that person, glad it worked for them, but that is not a healthy or sound way to make a correct lifestyle change. You should never have to completely omit something from your diet, even if it is only for 17 days.
March 22, 2013 11:10 AM
QUOTE:

Try the 17 Day Diet!!! It completely restarts/resets your metabolism and- without question- WORKS. (IF you stick to it) You lose a good 15 lbs in the first two weeks and it does not stop there.. My sister and I did it over a year ago and I would recommend it to anyone that is honestly willing to commit to change. It is really less of a "diet" and more of a lifestyle change. It basically cuts out all sugar and hard carbs and slowly adds them back in small quantity so that your body can process them efficiently- you find, however, that you crave them less and less as the time goes on... (ummm.. yay)
It includes three phases of 17 days (the time it takes to alter the way you physically and mentally process food), each one offering a bit more freedom than the last. Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water. Its not easy...but you will feel light and rejuvenated like never before. Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day. Phase three allows you to eat what you want on the weekends (in moderation) and continue phase two during the week.


What is a "hard carb"? (never heard that term before)

Also, I'm not sure if it's a typo or not, but lentils are extremely low fat. There is less and 1/2 gram of fat per 100 grams of cooked lentils.
March 22, 2013 11:12 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Try the 17 Day Diet!!! It completely restarts/resets your metabolism and- without question- WORKS. (IF you stick to it) You lose a good 15 lbs in the first two weeks and it does not stop there.. My sister and I did it over a year ago and I would recommend it to anyone that is honestly willing to commit to change. It is really less of a "diet" and more of a lifestyle change. It basically cuts out all sugar and hard carbs and slowly adds them back in small quantity so that your body can process them efficiently- you find, however, that you crave them less and less as the time goes on... (ummm.. yay)
It includes three phases of 17 days (the time it takes to alter the way you physically and mentally process food), each one offering a bit more freedom than the last. Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water. Its not easy...but you will feel light and rejuvenated like never before. Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day. Phase three allows you to eat what you want on the weekends (in moderation) and continue phase two during the week.

There are "haters" online that tell you that it is just another fad diet but don't read into that- people say that about everything and they have not done their research. The fact is that this is actually a scientifically proven way to cleanse and reestablish the way your body metabolizes food. Read up on the accredited studies about it and then buy the BOOK because you'll be convinced!


NOTE: This is difficult. You will crave chocolate, bread, alcohol, and sugar like never before in the first phase. Notice how few people have actually been able to significantly change their metabolism... its because you need to make a serious lifestyle change in order to do it. No cheating. No questions asked. But hey, its a small price to pay for the many pounds that will melt off by the time summer arrives;) Not to mention increased energy and mood!

When I did it, I started a group on here to do it with me-if you can get a friend to do it, too- do it. Support from others is a must :)

HOPE THIS HELPS! GOOD LUCK!





Please, for the love of God - or to whomever you pray (or don't) - ignore everything in the quoted post.


Agreed. No offense to that person, glad it worked for them, but that is not a healthy or sound way to make a correct lifestyle change. You should never have to completely omit something from your diet, even if it is only for 17 days.


I can understand if you didn't want to follow such a restrictive diet, but what do you think makes it "not healthy or sound"?
March 22, 2013 11:13 AM
What about weights if you're not already? Or as another person mentioned bumping up your weight routine if you have one. I do love my cardio but I have seen a dramatic shift in my body with weight training.
  10139854
March 22, 2013 11:16 AM
just say 'No!'

Commit to doing the work over time...
Focus on teh metrics
focus on your macros
lift weights frequently
do cardio with real vigor!
surround yourself with encouraging people
don't sweat the bumps along the way

It is a journey!

Good luck!
March 22, 2013 11:20 AM
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Edited by chels0722 On March 22, 2013 11:24 AM
March 22, 2013 11:20 AM
QUOTE:

You can't jumpstart your metabolism. Natural and slow changes will improve it on its own. Try a different calorie count or a new exercise program.


Here's what I posted for someone else. You may find it helful. Not all of it pertains to you....but you can also change up your strength training exercises to vary the muscles used.


I do not believe in a metabolism "reset" idea. It's not really scientifically feasible.

1. You can help boost metabolism by keeping it working more often. What eating more often does: increases thermogensis, fasting lipid and postprandial insulin profiles. Clinical Study: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/81/1/16.full

2. Build more metabolic muscle. Lifting heavier (strength training) will assist in maintaining Lean muscle while on a caloric deficit. Since lean muscle burns more calories, your body will burn more while at rest, allowing the caloric burn to take place while you sleep.

3. It sounds like you just started...So water retention on some small lean muscle development may account for the scale. May take a couple of months to see new weight loss. Everyone is unique in the way their body adapts to new lifestyles.

So, my recommendation is to have a nice glass of red wine tonight and hit the weights tomorrow. Your body composition will catch up to you in time.

My theory: "Nutrition is a diet.....Nutrition with exercise is a LIFESTYLE" and "If your going to strength train, you may as well do it HEAVY"
  36608635
March 22, 2013 11:21 AM
Take a 'diet break' eating at maintenance (TDEE) for a couple of weeks. Then when you cut calories to your deficit again things should start moving again.
March 22, 2013 11:22 AM
QUOTE:

Congrats on a successful weightloss journey so far! You may be at the point in your weight loss journey where you actually need to start eating more :) The closer your body gets to its ideal weight the closer you should eat to maintenence.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/912920-in-place-of-a-road-map-3-2013

^^^ This can help you out if you haven't read it already

PS

Stay away from temporary cleanses, diets and the like. They are indeed temporary. Do things the way you want to do them for the rest of your life!

Best of luck to you both!

EDIT: I also agree that increasing the intensity of your workouts will help with the metabolism boost. The more LBM you have the higher your metabolism will maintain. If you haven't already, start incorperating weights and resistance into your workouts. That is only my suggestion based on my own opinion though. Whatever you are comfortable with is what is best for you.


I'm in the midst of trying the stuff mentioned in the link within the quote. I was at 1360 calories and per the calculations in the link, I jumped up to 1600. I started two weeks ago, and in two weeks I have lost 2 pounds. Mind you, my weight loss has been STUCK for a year, so I'm skeptical, afraid it's just a fluke, but if I lose again next week I'm going to find that OP and kiss him - seriously, I get to eat MORE and lose MORE weight? Whoddathunkit?
  16647985
March 22, 2013 11:23 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

1. Eat back up to maintenance level of calories and sustain so your metabolism can recover.
2. Increase lean body mass.

No diet or cleanse is going to recover or increase your Resting Metabolic Rate.


^I agree with this!

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/the-full-diet-break.html


Thirding this because sometimes the good info gets lost in the fluff and the bickering.
  3535168
March 22, 2013 11:23 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Try the 17 Day Diet!!! It completely restarts/resets your metabolism and- without question- WORKS. (IF you stick to it) You lose a good 15 lbs in the first two weeks and it does not stop there.. My sister and I did it over a year ago and I would recommend it to anyone that is honestly willing to commit to change. It is really less of a "diet" and more of a lifestyle change. It basically cuts out all sugar and hard carbs and slowly adds them back in small quantity so that your body can process them efficiently- you find, however, that you crave them less and less as the time goes on... (ummm.. yay)
It includes three phases of 17 days (the time it takes to alter the way you physically and mentally process food), each one offering a bit more freedom than the last. Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water. Its not easy...but you will feel light and rejuvenated like never before. Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day. Phase three allows you to eat what you want on the weekends (in moderation) and continue phase two during the week.

There are "haters" online that tell you that it is just another fad diet but don't read into that- people say that about everything and they have not done their research. The fact is that this is actually a scientifically proven way to cleanse and reestablish the way your body metabolizes food. Read up on the accredited studies about it and then buy the BOOK because you'll be convinced!


NOTE: This is difficult. You will crave chocolate, bread, alcohol, and sugar like never before in the first phase. Notice how few people have actually been able to significantly change their metabolism... its because you need to make a serious lifestyle change in order to do it. No cheating. No questions asked. But hey, its a small price to pay for the many pounds that will melt off by the time summer arrives;) Not to mention increased energy and mood!

When I did it, I started a group on here to do it with me-if you can get a friend to do it, too- do it. Support from others is a must :)

HOPE THIS HELPS! GOOD LUCK!





Please, for the love of God - or to whomever you pray (or don't) - ignore everything in the quoted post.


Agreed. No offense to that person, glad it worked for them, but that is not a healthy or sound way to make a correct lifestyle change. You should never have to completely omit something from your diet, even if it is only for 17 days.


I can understand if you didn't want to follow such a restrictive diet, but what do you think makes it "not healthy or sound"?


In my opinion, completely depriving your body of something is just asking for your body to crave it in a more extreme way than necessary when it only needs a certain amount. Yes there are some things, such as trans fat and synthetic materials called "food" that should not be a part of your diet, but the person who suggested that "solution" mentions that it restricts your fruits, vegetables, and lean meats in the first phase. That is a major red flag. To me, those are definitely not things you should restrict from your body. Everything should be eaten, and eaten in correct moderation.

EDIT: Also the person says that the cravings are terrible. Cravings are the body's way of tell you that you need something, some nutrient, macro, etc. So if you are getting cravings, obviously something is not working for your body.
March 22, 2013 11:25 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Congrats on a successful weightloss journey so far! You may be at the point in your weight loss journey where you actually need to start eating more :) The closer your body gets to its ideal weight the closer you should eat to maintenence.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/912920-in-place-of-a-road-map-3-2013

^^^ This can help you out if you haven't read it already

PS

Stay away from temporary cleanses, diets and the like. They are indeed temporary. Do things the way you want to do them for the rest of your life!

Best of luck to you both!

EDIT: I also agree that increasing the intensity of your workouts will help with the metabolism boost. The more LBM you have the higher your metabolism will maintain. If you haven't already, start incorperating weights and resistance into your workouts. That is only my suggestion based on my own opinion though. Whatever you are comfortable with is what is best for you.


I'm in the midst of trying the stuff mentioned in the link within the quote. I was at 1360 calories and per the calculations in the link, I jumped up to 1600. I started two weeks ago, and in two weeks I have lost 2 pounds. Mind you, my weight loss has been STUCK for a year, so I'm skeptical, afraid it's just a fluke, but if I lose again next week I'm going to find that OP and kiss him - seriously, I get to eat MORE and lose MORE weight? Whoddathunkit?


Congrats to you on your success! I hope it continues to work for you! I was skeptical at first as well, so I completely understand how you are feeling
March 22, 2013 11:28 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

1. Eat back up to maintenance level of calories and sustain so your metabolism can recover.
2. Increase lean body mass.

No diet or cleanse is going to recover or increase your Resting Metabolic Rate.


^I agree with this!

http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/the-full-diet-break.html


Thirding this because sometimes the good info gets lost in the fluff and the bickering.


and
QUOTE:

You can't jumpstart your metabolism. Natural and slow changes will improve it on its own. Try a different calorie count or a new exercise program.


because good information gets lost FAR too often.
  17170557
March 22, 2013 11:33 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Try the 17 Day Diet!!! It completely restarts/resets your metabolism and- without question- WORKS. (IF you stick to it) You lose a good 15 lbs in the first two weeks and it does not stop there.. My sister and I did it over a year ago and I would recommend it to anyone that is honestly willing to commit to change. It is really less of a "diet" and more of a lifestyle change. It basically cuts out all sugar and hard carbs and slowly adds them back in small quantity so that your body can process them efficiently- you find, however, that you crave them less and less as the time goes on... (ummm.. yay)
It includes three phases of 17 days (the time it takes to alter the way you physically and mentally process food), each one offering a bit more freedom than the last. Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water. Its not easy...but you will feel light and rejuvenated like never before. Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day. Phase three allows you to eat what you want on the weekends (in moderation) and continue phase two during the week.

There are "haters" online that tell you that it is just another fad diet but don't read into that- people say that about everything and they have not done their research. The fact is that this is actually a scientifically proven way to cleanse and reestablish the way your body metabolizes food. Read up on the accredited studies about it and then buy the BOOK because you'll be convinced!


NOTE: This is difficult. You will crave chocolate, bread, alcohol, and sugar like never before in the first phase. Notice how few people have actually been able to significantly change their metabolism... its because you need to make a serious lifestyle change in order to do it. No cheating. No questions asked. But hey, its a small price to pay for the many pounds that will melt off by the time summer arrives;) Not to mention increased energy and mood!

When I did it, I started a group on here to do it with me-if you can get a friend to do it, too- do it. Support from others is a must :)

HOPE THIS HELPS! GOOD LUCK!





Please, for the love of God - or to whomever you pray (or don't) - ignore everything in the quoted post.


Agreed. No offense to that person, glad it worked for them, but that is not a healthy or sound way to make a correct lifestyle change. You should never have to completely omit something from your diet, even if it is only for 17 days.


I can understand if you didn't want to follow such a restrictive diet, but what do you think makes it "not healthy or sound"?


In my opinion, completely depriving your body of something is just asking for your body to crave it in a more extreme way than necessary when it only needs a certain amount. Yes there are some things, such as trans fat and synthetic materials called "food" that should not be a part of your diet, but the person who suggested that "solution" mentions that it restricts your fruits, vegetables, and lean meats in the first phase. That is a major red flag. To me, those are definitely not things you should restrict from your body. Everything should be eaten, and eaten in correct moderation.

EDIT: Also the person says that the cravings are terrible. Cravings are the body's way of tell you that you need something, some nutrient, macro, etc. So if you are getting cravings, obviously something is not working for your body.


I don't believe cravings are always something your body needs. Sometimes they are something your mind wants. Many cravings are more psychological than physiological.

And I think you misread the post. It says "Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water" As in, it restricts your diet to these things, not that it restricts them from your diet.
March 22, 2013 11:38 AM
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I can understand if you didn't want to follow such a restrictive diet, but what do you think makes it "not healthy or sound"?


In my opinion, completely depriving your body of something is just asking for your body to crave it in a more extreme way than necessary when it only needs a certain amount. Yes there are some things, such as trans fat and synthetic materials called "food" that should not be a part of your diet, but the person who suggested that "solution" mentions that it restricts your fruits, vegetables, and lean meats in the first phase. That is a major red flag. To me, those are definitely not things you should restrict from your body. Everything should be eaten, and eaten in correct moderation.

EDIT: Also the person says that the cravings are terrible. Cravings are the body's way of tell you that you need something, some nutrient, macro, etc. So if you are getting cravings, obviously something is not working for your body.


I don't believe cravings are always something your body needs. Sometimes they are something your mind wants. Many cravings are more psychological than physiological.

And I think you misread the post. It says "Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water" As in, it restricts your diet to these things, not that it restricts them from your diet.


I agree that cravings can also be hormonal and psychological as well. It can be a mix of many things.

I may have misread the lean meats part, but

She says that "Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day"

Those are all things that shouldn't have to be restricted for weight loss. Those are all healthy sources of nutrients and fats for the body. Like I said everything in moderation.
Edited by chels0722 On March 22, 2013 11:40 AM
March 22, 2013 11:45 AM
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I can understand if you didn't want to follow such a restrictive diet, but what do you think makes it "not healthy or sound"?


In my opinion, completely depriving your body of something is just asking for your body to crave it in a more extreme way than necessary when it only needs a certain amount. Yes there are some things, such as trans fat and synthetic materials called "food" that should not be a part of your diet, but the person who suggested that "solution" mentions that it restricts your fruits, vegetables, and lean meats in the first phase. That is a major red flag. To me, those are definitely not things you should restrict from your body. Everything should be eaten, and eaten in correct moderation.

EDIT: Also the person says that the cravings are terrible. Cravings are the body's way of tell you that you need something, some nutrient, macro, etc. So if you are getting cravings, obviously something is not working for your body.


I don't believe cravings are always something your body needs. Sometimes they are something your mind wants. Many cravings are more psychological than physiological.

And I think you misread the post. It says "Phase one is all low carb fruits, veggies, and lean meats with lots of green tea and lemon water" As in, it restricts your diet to these things, not that it restricts them from your diet.


I agree that cravings can also be hormonal and psychological as well. It can be a mix of many things.

I may have misread the lean meats part, but

She says that "Phase two allows more fruits and veggies and allows for some more fatty foods like lentils or nuts every other day"

Those are all things that shouldn't have to be restricted for weight loss. Those are all healthy sources of nutrients and fats for the body. Like I said everything in moderation.


But just because something isn't necessary doesn't make doing it "not healthy or sound". Which was my point.

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