What is the cheapest and fastest weight loss diet?

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  1. kayexlace Registered Member

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    I have my own exercise program but I would like to add a diet to it. Please do not give me any lectures about the importance of slow weight loss and proper nutrition. I simply want a quick fad diet that is cheap. Thank you!
     
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  3. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Mix the juice of one freshly squeezed lemon with a saturated solution of dark brown sugar.

    Drink nothing but that and lots of it...plus three scrambled eggs per day.
     
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  5. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Go for a reduced fat, reduced calorie diet. Eat only citrus fruits [whole], apples [whole, with skin], berries, steamed edamame and salad vegetables without dressing. You can eat as much as you want, as long as you don't eat anything else. Drink one glass of skim or 2% milk everyday and eat one vitamin mineral supplement tablet. Drink lots of water. If you exercise for more than 1 hour at a stretch, add a pinch of salt or some electral to your water.
     
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  7. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    Zero carb. If you exercise you could try a targeted ketogenic diet.
     
  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Not advisable especially on a physically active weight reducing diet. You don't want to be starving your muscles of glycogen and breaking down muscle protein for energy. You don't want him going into cardiovascular arrhythmia or vascular thrombosis. Low carb [~50%] is fine, zero carb is not.
     
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  10. Carcano Valued Senior Member

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    Quickest and cheapest of all of course is a fast...not a diet.

    Its free, fast...and possibly unhealthy in some cases.

    Not a FAD however...its as old as starvation!
     
  11. PsychoTropicPuppy Bittersweet life? Valued Senior Member

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    My dad goes on soup diet for a week when he feels that he's overweight, he always loses more than 5 kilos after such a week. Meaning, he only eats soups and drinks water.. it works wonders. I guess it could be considered cheap, but I don't think that I could say it's safe or recommendable..particularly for people around the age of my dad (50).
     
  12. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    Mmmhhh.................A fast is fast.
    And if I diet, I'm an Idiet.
    Got it.
     
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  13. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    I lost 35 pounds in a single day by having a shark bite off my legs.
     
  14. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    You could always give bulimia a shot then...

    I hear you lose weight fairly quickly...

    Just eat cheap food, since you won't need it for very long..Good luck! :thumbsup:
     
  15. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    You could always try enjoying a big meal followed by IPECAC for dessert.
     
  16. SomethingClever Registered Senior Member

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    eat healthy and exercise. sounds crazy, I know.
     
  17. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    You have to burn off 3500 calories more than you eat in order to lose a pound of fat. There is no way around that reality.

    Sure, if you're weighing in for something important and you're a little over, you can use various techniques to shed a pound or two of water pretty quickly. But you can't make a regular practice of that because it's really hard on your body.
     
  18. Anti-Flag Pun intended Registered Senior Member

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    Food poisoning.
     
  19. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    To that point: I recommend spending one week per month going wilderness backpacking, preferably at altitude. You'll burn thousands and thousands of calories per day lugging your gear up and down hills, and won't be able to over-indulge in food because you must ration your food due to weight considerations.

    The main drawback is when you get back to civilization. For a few days your metabolism will be raging and you'll be able to indulge your cravings without much problem. But then your metabolism will cool off and you'll need to be careful to adjust your appetite accordingly, or you'll cancel out the benefits.

    More generally, the way to deal with the need to burn a lot of excess calories in order to lose weight is high-impact exercise. Losing weight via caloric restriction alone is a no fun and very slow. Low-impact cardio exercise is great and all, but it only burns calories while you're actively exercising. So unless you can spend hours every day doing it, you won't be burning all that many more calories. If you do high-impact exercise (weigh-lifting, skiing, rock climbing, whatever), you end up elevating your baseline metabolism, and so are burning extra calories even while asleep. The downside is that you won't be able to sleep for more than 5-6 hours at a stretch without waking up from hunger, and may form bad habits like eating a big snack before bed (which will come back to bite you in the ass if you ever slack off on the high-impact exercise). Plus, these types of exercise tend to be a lot more fun than plain old jogging for hours.

    Nevertheless, I still maintain that the fastest, cheapest way to lose weight is to be severely mauled by a wild animal/piece of industrial machinery. It's near-instantaneous, free, and can cut total body weight by large percentages. This thread should be asking "what is the cheapest, fastest safe way to lose excess fat?" If safety and the loss of non-excess-fat weight are not important, then no diet or exercise regimen can possibly compete with radical amputation.
     
  20. MacGyver1968 Fixin' Shit that Ain't Broke Valued Senior Member

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    Well then....smoke meth and don't eat anything.
     
  21. Skeptical Registered Senior Member

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    The French used Madame Guillotine. 40 lbs of ugly fat lost in an instant!

    The young Elizabeth Taylor apparently had a rough method. When she had to lose the weight for a movie in which she had to appear slim, her weight loss man would lock her in a room with nothing but a water tap. Worked very well.

    Other techniques include extreme exercise. This requires heavy work outs for at least two hours per day, preferably longer. Less than that is pointless since your appetite increases to compensate. If you want to use exercise as your weight loss method, it has to be at a level that simply eating more will not compensate for.

    I have temporarily lost quite a lot of weight on several occasions by going on a scuba diving holiday where the water is cold. Even with a good wet suit, the cold leached out enough energy to burn up excess calories.

    The problem with all these methods is that you put the weight back on just as quickly when you return to a 'normal' exercise/eating program. To keep the weight off requires long term self discipline equal to that of a saint.

    The only 'easy' weight loss system that works long term is surgery.
     
  22. PsychoTropicPuppy Bittersweet life? Valued Senior Member

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    Or get sick. When I get sick, I lose weight D:
     
  23. arrakeen Registered Member

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    Try water

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