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Re: I desperatly need to enter a bikini... Druegan - 14/04/2004 07:48:34 AM

Anyone know of a diet that actually work?

How much you need to lose?

I lost about 25lbs in a month on the Atkins... without going to a gym.

Now.. some disclaimers...

1, do NOT do the no-carb thing for more than a month at a stretch.. then take a couple weeks of regular food before going back to it. Also, find yourself a good liquid multivitamin while you're doing it. Liquid because of the typical capsule vitamins, you're only getting about 10% of the nutrient content out of it due to absorption rates. When you're eating pretty much nothing but meat, is very important to keep nutrition up.

2, I did a bit of a harder core version of atkins.. I ate nothing but meat. period. I did not exercise at all. It would be much healthier to just cut out all breads, pasta, potatos, etc, and eat meat + leafy green veggies... but I hate veggies.

(Except for the gym, can't afford it.)

Know the feeling. However, ANY diet will be much enhanced by exercise.. I could have dropped twice the weight if I had exercised.. I'll be trying the diet again this next month WITH exercise... You also don't need to go to a gym to exercise though. Basically, any time you can elevate your heart rate for more than 15 min at a stretch, you are recieving positive metabolic benefit.

Sooo.. with that in mind, take a brisk walk for 20 min. Do some calisthenics.. Hell, have sex. (burns more calories than running) Any physical activity that gets the heart rate up will help.

Good Luck,


He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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