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Seven pound loss in five days 
Mar. 8, 2011 10:02 am 
Updated: Mar. 8, 2011 1:48 pm
I've never really eaten what I would consider to be a large amount, but my body (argh) went haywire on me as I entered my forties - metabalism dropped to, like, ZERO, the belly pooch grew, hips spread, and - well, in short, I've been totally frustrated for the past few years. 

After reading tons of material on nutritional data (blah blah blah), I finally came up with the following diet which (when coupled with one hour of good moderate exercise - daily), enabled me to drop 7 pounds in 5 days and it's about as healthy as I could possibly make it (biggest lack was dairy as I only drank black coffee and water .... except for Day 3 when I splurged and had a diet soda).   I also made sure to eat R  E  A  L  L  Y     R  E  A  L  L  Y  slooooww and chewed each mouthfull thoughly (ie: masticate masticate masticate lol)

I averaged 900 calories a day with roughly apx 100-120 carbs and 55 to 60 g protien.  Water was key - I drank a good 6 12oz glasses a day

Day 1)
  B: hard boiled egg (no salt), 1/2 cup applesauce, 2oz baby carrots
  L: 1/2 turkey sandwich (heavy high grain whole wheat) with mustard, spring greens, spinach, onion, etc
      1/2 cup Pea & Brown Rice soup; 1/2 oz almonds, 2 oz grapes
 D: 4oz grilled chicken breast, 3oz grilled asparagus, HUGE spring salad w/lemon

Day 2)
  B:  1 egg, scrambled with 4g cheddar; 1/2 slice dry toast, 1/2 grapefruit (no sugar)
  S:  2 oz celery
  L: 1/2 chicken sandwich (as above); 1/2 cup lentil soup, 1 oz cerely, 2 oz cantalope
  D: 1/2 cup of spaghetti with 2T sauce, 1 meatball, 1 slice garlic bread, spring salad w/lemon
(Confession - it was a friends birthday and I had 2 bites of her chocolate cake - yummm)

Day 3)
  B: 1 egg, soft boiled, 1 slice bacon, 1 light nonfat yogurt, 10 blueberries
  L: 1/2 ham sandwich (as above); 1/2 cup Pea & Brown Rice soup, 1 oz celery, 3oz cantalope
  S: 1 oz baby carrots
  D: 4oz chicken, grilled, small baked potato w/1T butter, 3 oz grilled asparagus, spring salad

Day 4)
  B: 1/2 grapefruit, 1 slice toast with 1T country crock, 2oz celery
  L: 1/2 turkey sandwich, 2oz carrots, 1/2 cup Lentil soup, 1/2oz almonds, 1oz grapes
  D: 2oz Beef paprika, 1/2 cup egg noodles, 1 cup greenbeans, 1/2 slice dry bread

Day 5)
  B: 1 non-fat yogurt with 10 blueberries, 1oz carrots, 1/2 cup 2% milk
  L: 1 full chicken sandwich, 1oz carrots, 4 pretzels, 1oz celery, 1 plum
  D: 4oz grilled trout w/lemon, steamed broccoli, 1/2 cup rice mix (white, wild & brown), salad

At first I was afraid the majority of my weight loss was just water, but hey - I've managed to keep those pesky 7 pounds off for 2 months now, so I don't believe that was the case....
Mar. 8, 2011 1:48 pm
As a seasoned dieter myself, and can tell you without hesitation that I don't have a clue why this worked for you ;) I DO know that if you eat less than your body's "sitting metabolic rate", your body will think you're starving and won't let go of a pound. If you're at or slightly above your SMR, you're going to lose weight. Also, it looks like you're eating unprocessed foods, which means your body recognizes what you're eating and knows what to do with it. Which leads to the downside of processed diet foods, and diet soda: the chemicals used to make them so tasty are confusing to your body. You might lose weight, but when your body comes out of its state of shock, it won't want to let go of more weight. In summary: you're eating healthy foods which are minimally processed and (I'm guessing) the calorie intake is near the amount your body is comfy with when it comes to letting go of fat. Well done!
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