- Diet & Weight Loss
A Diet that Guarantees You Lose 5 Pounds the First Week
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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.