You seem really focused on this diet even though you know it is not a good choice for your body. I am going to be a little blunt here, but it seems like it is giving you an excuse to do nothing about your weight or your physical fitness level until you find THIS particular plan again. Yet it is a fad that will teach you nothing about long term maintenance, so even if you find it, once you go off of it, you will regain the weight unless you somehow learn more about portion control, calorie/carb limits, adding more whole foods, increasing your physical activity, etc., etc. So here is the thing, it is A LOT easier to learn those things during a healthy, sane, slow and steady weight loss program so that when you reach your goal you already know all those things intuitively and don't have to try to figure them out without ever having learned how many calories your body needs a day or how much exercise you need. Also, this kind of fad diet is little more than a starvation plan with its calorie limits. Your need around 1200 calories every day to provide the absolute minimum amount of nutrition your body requires. When you take it under that, your metabolism drops drastically to compensate so when you go back to regular eating, you are even farther in a hole than you were when you started. When the weight starts piling back on, you are also dealing with a sluggish metabolic rate as well -- so you gain even MORE weight (This is the classic yo-yo dieter dilemma). Lastly, twenty pounds in two weeks is crazy...think about it logically. That is TEN pounds a week. Which, if it was really fat loss, would translate to a deficit of 35,000 calories a week (Since a pound of fat equals 3,500 calories). That would mean that every day you would need to be eating a deficit of 5000 calories a day! Unless you have a serious eating disorder, you are probably not eating a whole lot more than HALF that amount on any given day RIGHT NOW. Simply put, it is physically impossible to do this. That being the case, the vast majority of the weight is, therefore, going to be coming from water -- which is NOT real weight loss...and if your body is in starvation mode, another unhealthy chunk of it is going to be your precious lean muscle mass -- the engine that drives your metabolism in the first place -- as your body eats itself to survive.
There are many different, sane, sensible weight loss plans that people on these forums follow. I am a simple calorie counter and include some moderate exercise (Both cardio and resistance training which I do at home). I have lost 40 pounds in a little less than five months -- without starving or feeling particularly deprived. But like I said, there are plenty of other plans to choose from. And there are plenty of us who would be happy to give you advice, pointers, help you get started, etc., etc., etc.
Make good choices for your body. It is the only one you get. Good luck!
Last edited by Schumeany : 11-09-2008 at 03:25 PM.