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My 10 Day Cleanse - Page 2

post #26 of 34
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Originally Posted by CognacGirl View Post
I didn't get sick at all since I took everything really slow. My stomach grumbled a few times but not much pain.

It's been a month since I've done the fast and my eating habits have much improved. I'm not eating just to eat or to get full, just my meals and a couple snacks when I start to feel hungry. That is what I set out to do, eat better and get rid of the cravings. It has worked thus far.

As for those who are concerned, to me the benefits outweighed the risks. I was 5'3" and 167lbs (probably still gaining and far from anorexic), and as much as I tried to stop eating the foods that I loved most (fast foods, more than a full serving of breads & pastas, pizza, high cal/fat salad dressings, cheeses, etc.) I would do good for a couple weeks but then something would happen and I'd stop caring about what I ate. Sure I'm only 32 but I felt if I didn't do something drastic I probably would just continue as I had been, which would have led to other health problems. So 10 days out of my life when I have been eating shit for about 3yrs now seemed like small fries to me.

The 1500 cal isn't permanent. I guess I should have stated that earlier. I'm on a weight loss program for a short period of time. I eat proportionate meals every day. I get more fruits, veggies and good carbs and way less fat and bad carbs. I do cardio pretty much daily now, strengthening 3 times a week. I have energy to do more things with my child after work when I used to eat and vege. I sleep and just all around feel better.

I'm sill 5'3" but now weigh 147/148 (depending on the day). Sill considered overweight. I didn't gain back any of my fasting weight (lost more actually), which to me is a miracle since I was fully prepared to gain back at least 1/2 of it. I've gone from almost a 30 BMI to 26.2 now - a huge improvement. I obviously have quite a bit to go to not be in the "health risk" category, but I think if I keep this up through Dec I will for sure be down in the healthy range again.

That's the 2nd longest post I've ever made here. The 1st was also in this thread. I normally shy away from stuff this personal and in depth but the last 3 posts warranted some sort of response.
Thats fantastic hun, you should be very proud of yourself. Its so great to hear the progress you have made, and thanks for sharing. Now, Im actually considering some type of a cleanse as well! Seems to be very beneficial. Best of luck to you hun.
post #27 of 34
i've tried to do that cleanse so many times but i just didnt have the willpower to do it. i was always hungry! having to cook for my kids all the time and all the snacks that were around didnt help any.
post #28 of 34
Congrats! You are an inspiration for us all! I was especially moved by the thought that 10 days out of our whole lives really isn't that much to give up for our health. Thanks for the positive encouragement!
post #29 of 34
oh yea, i've actually tried for half a day lol. thats about as much as i could do with all the temptation around and the lemonade is not even bad. it tastes like real lemonade but the cayenne pepper gives it a mean kick! i dont like spicy ANYTHING so that was the only thing that i didnt like about it.
post #30 of 34
I don't understand whats so bad about a 1500 calorie diet????

A 2000 calorie diet is recommended for the average man. Women need much less to maintain their weight. I was using an online dieting program which recommended a 1200 cal/day routine.
post #31 of 34
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Originally Posted by xtina054 View Post
I don't understand whats so bad about a 1500 calorie diet????

A 2000 calorie diet is recommended for the average man. Women need much less to maintain their weight. I was using an online dieting program which recommended a 1200 cal/day routine.
And you just said it, an online diet program. Thats not meant to be used for the rest of your life, but only in spurts to help take off a few pounds. If used occasionaly it can really help to aid in your quest to take off a few pounds. But used all the time ( ie as your new daily calorie amount) will do damage to you.

Too many people take figures that dieters used for a few months at a time, and use them for a regular dietary guideline, and its not healthy.

Anywhere below or near a 1200 calorie diet for women, or a 1600 calorie diet for men and nutrient intake suffers to a point that doctors will put you on supplements to compensate. And you will remain thin, however you will be more succeptable to getting sick. and you will wear out much more easily then most people.

This does vary for everyone depending on diet, so someone may not get enough calcium, while others may not get enough minerals in general, ect ect.

And thats only a rough guideline to prevent malnutrition, people who have faster metabolisms, or work out, or have a larger amount of muscle or fat to maintain, will require more.

I dont have any problem with people who occasionaly diet or cleanse, I love living a healthy lifestyle. But most people revert to extremely low calorie intake soley to stay thin without having to go to a gym or do cardio.

And while not everyone loves working out, its a much healthier way to go about things then to just lower your calories to minimum standards or lower to stave off fat.

To put it this way, a ballet dancer who goes to classes 3 times a week, is told to consume 2000-2500 calories on the days they go to class ( 1 hour classes). So you can imagine what someone with an active lifestyle needs to eat to maintain themselves.

Like I said, Im not against cleanses and proper eating, I think its great. But far too many people think that just because they are loosing weight, it means its healthy, and thats not the case.
post #32 of 34
I can't imagine how unghealthy half of hollywood must be. They're all underweight!
post #33 of 34
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Originally Posted by xtina054 View Post
I can't imagine how unghealthy half of hollywood must be. They're all underweight!
I know, but it has just become accepted as "normal", so people perceive being itty bitty as being healthy, when in many cases the complete opposite is true.
post #34 of 34
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Originally Posted by xtina054 View Post
I can't imagine how unghealthy half of hollywood must be. They're all underweight!

Really good statement

If you try and compare yourselves to those actors and actresses in hollywood, you will never reach your fitness goals. Its disgusting how thin some of these people are, once you reach below 100 pounds, your in bad shape.

If your happy with how you look, and you always have energy and are into a good fitness routine, then you are in great shape.

Its also very easy for these people to get in the shape they are in for certain roles when they are being fed pre-made meals at precise times, excersise for 3-4 hours day before shooting, and have personal trainers who give them knowledge and steroids/illegal fat burners to acheive their goals.

Must be nice...
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