Not so FAST!

February 20th, 2013 No Comments Tags: , ,

I read in the newspaper how some experts are reverting back to suggesting to patients to go on a fast to lose weight. Just reading this made me want to stop and have a snack. What gives? As fad diets come and go in and out of vogue like platform shoes this one ought to get dumped in the trashcan for good – kerplunk!

Let’s take a moment and think this one through: to lose weight at a reasonable pace women shouldn’t eat less that 1,200 calories per day and men 1,600 calories per day – a far cry from 500 to 700 calories per day these ultra low cal schemes dictate. Yes the first time this nutty nosh-less-fest is tried the dieter will loose a boat load of weight and fast. They will however have not a spec of energy to move or think or live normally.

What happens after the fast weight loser gets back to “business as usual” in the eating department is to not stop eating until a week next Sunday of next year, maybe longer. You’ll feel like you’re living in a fog. Your body will be so depleted that you can’t fill it up enough because of what you just did. Being biological beings with a penchant for survival your metabolism will shift into low gear in case you try something so dumb again.

Yes that analogy of Snakes and Ladders this Year of the Snake raises it’s ugly head again with this regimen, like landing on a cobra. And why do I know this? It’s because I went on one of these senseless schemes as a teen then paid the price for years following, like slipping on a banana peel down Alice in Wonderland’s rabbit hole. Trust me ladies, don’t give this notion another thought.

You’ll read all about the gory details of this with better solutions in my book launched in spring…… don’t miss it!

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