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Lose Weight Fast By Eating Only Watermelon . A Healthy Way To Lose.

Updated on June 13, 2012

Eating Watermelon For Fast Weight Loss

As we all know there are probably more diet pills on the market than vitamins, which are actually good for you. I too was one of the "try any new pill that comes out" weight loss seekers. However, in the last six to seven months that has all changed.

Why? Because like everyone else the results I got were always temporary, sometimes extremely temporary. So I made a conscious decision to actually try doing something different. You know they say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time. Hmmmm. "they" might be right.

So what did I do different. First I got honest with myself. I'm not one of those people that can eat a little bitty side salad and call it a meal. No, what I needed was to find an eating lifestyle that allowed me to eat as often as I liked and still lose some weight. If you've read my prior post then you know that this search led me to become a fruitarian. Yes it is exactly what it sounds like. I mostly consume fruit and then greens for dinner. Even within this style of eating I sought out which fruits I could consume almost endlessly and still continue my journey for my pre-baby body. This venture led me to watermelon. All hail the giantist (don't think that's really a word, but i'm going to roll with it ) of melons. Not to discount any other melon. But not only do you get quantity with the watermelon but you also get sweet for that sugary craving.

So how has this worked for me? Well I eat a large, about 20lbs. watermelon every couple of days. I have a large chunk of it for breakfast then I snack on it all day. Anytime I think I want to pop some food into my mouth, I grab a chunk of watermelon. I still eat other fruits and veggies for my main meals, but to be honest i'm usually so full from the watermelon that my meal portions have gotten pretty tiny. How much weight have I lost? 12 lbs. in the last 3 weeks, and have not felt hunger pains or gone to bed on an empty stomach once. I think there are several reasons why this has worked for me. 1) I love watermelon so that makes it easy for me to look forward to eating it. 2) I didn't want to starve myself as that defeats the purpose of losing weight. We all know if you don't eat your metabolism slows down, hence weight gain. 3) Because it is such a water filled fruit it digest very quickly. I feel eating fast digesting foods is essential to lose weight.

Now don't get me wrong i'm not suggesting that you only eat watermelon or even that you try to survive off of a tiny slice of melon. You know some people would probably eat a sliver of melon and try to call it a meal. No, i'm saying eat watermelon until you are completely full. Someday's I will eat half of a watermelon for lunch and i'm talking about the 20 pounders you get at the farmers market. Generally, I keep some watermelon sliced in a large container, you know easy access, so that anytime i start to think i'm getting hungry I can go grab me some.

If you are seeking rapid weight loss, go out to your local farmers market, grab a huge watermelon and start chowing down.

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      Kimberly 

      12 months ago

      I started eating watermelon exclusively because it's the only thing that I can eat all that I want to and get extremely full it does appear as though I'm losing way it's been about 3 weeks now and I've lost 17 lb I started at 240 lb so I have plenty left to go but I'm loving the watermelon I sprinkle a little bit of Splenda on it to make it extra sweet but without using sugar

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      Liz 

      2 years ago

      How many slices a day?

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      gael78 

      4 years ago

      So how many cups breakfast, lunch, dinner for those 5 days

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      Queen 

      4 years ago

      I am a mother of 12 kids and I now weigh 160 pds, Which I started at 196 in January, I have done the watermelon diet and I can say they it works but the thing is.... You will eventually get burned out so my suggestion is that you workout at least 4 times a week and eat the right foods, I would like to say more but I will need a book!

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      Chris 

      5 years ago

      Don't forget a little meat once in a while. Often fruit and vegetable sources of vitamins are less bioavailable and cetain vitamins are fat soluble. There are other benefits too when it comes to meat, but as I said ,eat it only "once in a while" - we don't need much of it, although fish oil omega 3's are very healthy and differ from plant based omega 3 fatty acids. Good to also make sure its free range and/or organic.

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      fcovoedfls 

      5 years ago

      I real pleased to find this site on bing, just what I was looking for : D too saved to bookmarks .

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      AnniesHealthTalk 

      6 years ago from United States

      Eating a lot of fruit usually gets a bad reputation because people think it will spike your blood sugar. However, if you look at the glycemic index, most fruits (apples, bananas, etc.) have a lower glycemic index number than things like bagels or pasta. That means a bagel is more likely to spike your blood sugar than fruit. Plus, the extra fiber in fruit will help regulate the rate that the sugar is absorbed into your bloodstream.

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      Greenfruitymama 

      6 years ago

      Thank you for your comment and vote. Your right it does contain lots of sugar but the natural kind and it digest so fast . So far I've had a great experience eating tons of it.

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      Taleb AlDris 

      6 years ago

      Welcome to HP

      I like watermelon too.

      I think it is good for kidneys also.

      But it contains much sugar, don't you think it slows the diet.

      I voted Up & Useful.

      Thanks

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