Saturday, December 10, 1994

Do any of these diet tips/tricks actually work? which are best?

i'm almost 18, 5'2'' and 152.2 pounds. i'd like to lose around 30 pounds because i'm at risk for a lot of diseases because of my weight/family history. so yeah, my doctor said i should be around 120 pounds. i was researching how to lose weight, and i was wondering if any of these diet tips/tricks actually work. so opinions would be really helpful.

1. drinking green tea. does it really help you lose weight? how much should i drink a day?
2. eating a serving of raw fruit/veggies before each meal. why/how would this help? and does it work?
3. liquid/detox diets. healthy or no? if i did one for just like 2-3 days, would it help at all?
4. spicy foods. why would they help/do they help?
5. replacing one meal with a protein shake. if i did this, my protein shake would be made from unsweetened soy protein powder, unsweetened soy milk, splenda, and maybe some natural hershey's coco powder. it would have about 50g protein in it. would this help? and when is the best way to drink it?
6. cut out carbs. how does this help?
7. get 40g fiber a day. would this help? how much should i be getting a day to help with weight loss?
8. South Beach Diet. i'd do a vegetarian version of it. would i still lose the promised 14 pounds in the first 2 weeks?

so yeah...have any of y'all tried any of these tips? did they work? which ones are best for quick/permanent weight loss?

Answer on Do any of these diet tips/tricks actually work? which are best?

No. A diabetic diet would work. Skip all the carbs, especially white ones. B/C their glycemis index causes them to rush through your bloodstream, hike insulin, and leave you without nutritian.
Do not reduce fat (which is needed to digest vitamins.
Protein powder is just whey and soy -- not adequate.
Vegetarians have more heart attacks than anyone else because they can't get all their amino acids which come from meat.

The liver can only handle small amounts of glycogen. Glycogen is the source of our energy (not fat.) once that is used up your body will start digesting it's own protein.

This is why diabetic meals (more frequent throughout the day) focus on the liver reserves for energy.

Would like to explain more but need to get off the internet -- but, you get the gist of it. No carbs unless they are from a vegetable source like celergy, romaine, radishes, etc. No rice, bread, potatoes, pasta, etc.