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A Diet that Guarantees You Lose 5 Pounds the First Week

Updated on October 28, 2011

No Animal Fat, No Sugar and the rest is easy

     After I had my first son, I had gained a horrible 82 pounds and after he was born I had lost the weight of the baby, plus one pound.  I will never forget how awful I felt, for somehow I had imagined losing a lot more than that.

     I went home and after three months I had still only lost maybe another three or four pounds.  I wasn't eating any different than I had before I was pregnant.  I was young, and I just didn't understand why I was stuck at a time high of 75 pounds more than when I started.  I never had a weight problem before, I was always able to eat anything I wanted and stayed skinny.  I was excercesing. amd I just didn't understand.. 

    I became depressed, and even considered taking some diet pills that a friend was willing to give me.  Thank goodness something happened before I made that decision.

     I was standing in line at the grocery store, waiting to pay for my load of baby food, and one of those little books that cost 79 cents caught my eye.  The title of it was "How the Movie Stars Lose up to 7 pounds in 5 days For Their Parts."  I grabbed it, and began reading it  right there in line.

     Here is how it went, basically.  The pamphlet stated that if you cut out all refined sugar, and all animal fat, that you could eat all the high carbs you wanted, as long as you ate one apple and one carrot during the day, and as much fruit and vegetables as you wanted.

   The diet included all you wanted of these foods.....pasta, bread., rice, potatoes and any other high carb you liked.  The theory was that the pectin in the apple, and the carrot mixed with the high carbs actually burned body fat.  Now, keep in mind that you could not eat animal fat, which included these foods......milk, cheese, or any kind of dairy. All meat was to be trimmed of all fat, and red meat was allowed only once a week.  Fish and chicken was allowed as much as you liked.  Eggs were allowed twice a week.  All snacks were encouraged to be fruit.  No refined sugar, so that meant candy was out of course. 

     So for me, it was really very easy, for I loved the high carbs, and that was as much as you wanted of them, just as long as you ate the apple and carrot.  No toppings on the potatoes, and very little sauce on the pasta.  The hardest part for me was the no cheese, for cheese was extremely high in animal fat.

     I followed the diet strictly for the first week, just to see if what they were advertising on the title page was correct.  Sure enough, no cheating and I actually lost seven pounds the first week, and there was no starvation.  As long as I kept the butter in moderation and ate lots of fruit, the pounds just seemed to keep melting off. 

     It took me a total of four and a half months or maybe five months, and I was back to the weight I was before I was pregnant.  I had two more kids after that. and I did the same diet after both of them, and again the pounds came off rather easily.  After that, I pretty much just stayed on that diet, and maintained my weight.

     The tricks are, not very much red meat, very little cheese, milk and absolutely no refined sugar.  The diet will not work at all if you eat sugar.  You can scarf all the spaghetti, baked potatoes, rice dishes that you like, and as much as you like, and never forget to eat your apple and carrot every day. 

      I have to say, that this type of eating is the easiest way to keep your weight in line and keep your waist trim.  You can eat things that are not allowed from time to time, for moderation is the key.  There is no absolutes, just do your best to maintain the foods that you are supposed to be eating.

     Try this diet, for I found it to be the easiest way to lost those pounds that I ever saw.  Learn to eat fruit instead of candy and desserts, and enjoy your food. 


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  • ddsurfsca profile imageAUTHOR

    deb douglas 

    8 years ago from Oxnard

    coffee is fine, just no rich creamers. diet coke is ok, but the key is moderation. The more water you drink, the better this works.

  • bonny2010 profile image

    bonetta hartig 

    8 years ago from outback queensland

    you are an angel - I can't diet - i love high carbs and am not much of a meat eater,but Oh how I love chocolate - and all those sweet little 'nothings' - am gonna have a go at this, actually want to consider making it a lifestyle change, one question though - can you drink diet coke and coffee - anyway thanks for this hub - saw you in the forums giving advice about painting horses - cheers

  • ddsurfsca profile imageAUTHOR

    deb douglas 

    8 years ago from Oxnard

    It is more of a lifestyle change than a diet I think. And it is one that is very healthy and good for you. Thanks for visiting my hub, and good luck.

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    8 years ago

    I love carbs but I really love cheese! However, this sounds like a good plan, I'll give it a try. I've been upping my exercise, going to the gym every single day, and I'm feeling so much more full of energy and less depressed, as winter time in Seattle is depressing for most everyone who lives here. So the combination of my new exercise regime and following your diet should do wonders! Thanks for sharing.


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