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2/3/14 12:36 P
"Remember, I went through this before. Actually loss most of my 60 pounds the first two weeks. I kept it off for almost 7 years while I ate healthy and exercised. Again, this is my opinion and true experience being in this process. For me, I am living proof this process works--twice ;-) ---so let's speed this up. Here I am YEARS later. This process works and I'm living proof."
But your original post says you didn't find out about the Liquid Amino Diet until this January. So that's not proof the LAD works.
It just indicates that you lost weight eating a very low calorie diet and exercising.
Testimonials are the LEAST important thing to pay attention to when evaluating any sort of diet plan.
Perhaps it is important to remember that: For a company to make "health or weight loss claims" about a supplement or weight loss program---there needs to be scientific evidence. That means that several experimental control studies (using good research technique), using human subjects, end up with the same result.
Testimonials are not research.
Companies who make claims without research to back up their statements are referred to as scams. This is illegal and action can be taken against the company.
At Sparkpeople we base our weight loss information on scientific research and we ask that our members use these guidelines when giving support to other members.
While someone may have used a product and lost weight---was this due to the product, a change in diet, a change in exercise, a change in stress, a change in sleep????
Becky Your SP Registered Dietitian
Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 2/3/2014 (19:02)
2/1/14 1:19 P
I dunno....rave reviews by someone with 2 posts...who claims to "Actually loss most of my 60 pounds the first two weeks."
Whatever works for each individual is great... Not everyone comes out of the regular cookie cutter mold hey? It all makes sense for all I've read on it, People eat too much anyway, and the wrong things...
Edited by: LOVE_UTOPIA at: 2/1/2014 (21:35)
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2/23/13 1:41 P
I beg to differ... Remember, I went through this before. Actually loss most of my 60 pounds the first two weeks. I kept it off for almost 7 years while I ate healthy and exercised.
Again, this is my opinion and true experience being in this process. For me, I am living proof this process works--twice ;-)
I think the bottom line that I would like to share is everyone is different. Before starting any new diet or exercise program, consult your doctor.
The drops are definitely more than water and I DO NOT think they burn fat. But for me they help suppress my appetite and that's what "I" needed to reach my goals. $90 "for me" is more than worth it for how I am feeling. I further believe that one can eat 1500 calories of the allowable foods, exercise and lose the weight. This is the ultimate goal. No more toxins, no more unstable fats, no more simple carbs and loads of "ose" sugars. Even if it's psychological and the drops are just water.... It's the best water I've ever had! So at the end of the day, you have to pray, research, get counsel and do what's best for you. Stranger70127 asked about the LAD and I'm sorry I don't have anything negative to say. It's been great for me. One of the things I learned last year caring for my grandparents are there are so many things that can not be backed by science that work! Check out the many testimonials on Apple Cider Vinegar and it's health benefits. ---so let's speed this up. Here I am YEARS later. This process works and I'm living proof.
Edited by: TMONETB at: 2/23/2013 (13:43)
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9,698 2/23/13 10:53 A
TMONETB: Yes, it is a "fad" diet, and an unsafe one at that.
Losing eight pounds in a week is common in the early stages of any weight loss plan, and is water weight... not fat loss.
You are losing weight because of the 1200 calorie diet and exercise... NOT the magic drops of water you've paid too much for. There is nothing in what you describe that can be attributed to the drops and not the actual diet. 1200 calories is all a very low calorie amount, and may not be enough if you are a regular exerciser.
Come back and talk to us in a few months, and let us know your progress. I'm interested to see if you can maintain this.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 2/23/2013 (10:55)
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2/23/13 7:31 A
I'm on the Liquid Amino Diet now. The "water" works! (In terms of using the word "diet" I think you should take the definition of: your food intake, instead of something you're "on".) This may be lengthy but I would like to tell you why I believe this system works aside from the 8 pound weight loss this week!! :) About 6 years ago I had both my top and bottom jaw broken. My mouth was wired shut for about 6 weeks. During this time I could only have liquids. After removing the wires, I could still only eat soft foods. With the help of my husband/trainer, I took the opportunity to change my mind and body concerning my food intake. ~ I choose healthy liquids, juiced veggies, drank only water. ~ When I could eat again, stayed away from potatoes, white bread (really all bread), salty fattening snacks (junk food) and the like ~ I exercised daily I lost 60 pounds. Even when I could go back to a full diet I stayed on this low GI diet (just like the one I'm on now) for about 6 months and reset my body weight. I was able to reintroduce foods slowly like diary, bread, sweets etc. I could tell what caused ME to gain weight and monitor the foods I ate to keep my new physique :) Last year I had to move 8hrs away from my home to care for 2 elderly family members whom suddenly past away at the end of year--2 months between each other. During the time I was away, I was stressed, ate whatever I wanted, did not exercise, enjoyed late night breaks from constant care with half price appetizers and $4 drinks, and more--- you get the picture! I gained 20lbs. When I returned home this January it was hard for me to discipline myself to eat the way I KNEW, how to eat to lose the weight. And I was addicted again to bread and sweets. So I tried Fitness Pal, SparkPeople, Weight Watchers, exercised. I would lose 3 pounds, then gain it back. I was desperate for help so I turned to "weight loss" supplements. I hate feeling jittery and none of them worked. I started reading about the HCG diet... 500 cal a day??? Yeah right-- no way! Then I came across the Liquid Amino Diet. I read independent testimonies (this is very important) of people who were on it and it was working. I heard about all the foods you could eat and could not eat during the phases. This was exactly how I lost the weight before. But I was still skeptical about the 1000 calories a day. I went back to my journal when I lost the 60 pounds and back then I was eating 1000 calories!!! So I thought I would give it a try....something had to be done. I was becoming depressed. I ordered the drops, read the information on foods I could eat and I started. The first 2 days I lost 3 pounds then about .5 to 1 pound each day. I feel so good and I'm not hungry! I eat all the time--- the allowable foods in meats, veggies, fruits and grains (oh and a few desserts!) are filling. I'm on the active plan of about 1200 calories per day because I exercise. I also have a glass of lemon tonic and Apple Cider Vinegar each morning. I don't miss the bad carbs, fried foods or higher index foods. And once again I'm breaking my bad food addictions. And once again I'm losing the weight. I'm not sure why or how the drops work but they do. I do not cheat, in fact I don't want to. Sure, when I was at a local restaurant smelling the aroma of french fries, baby back ribs, fried shrimp... I wanted it--- but I wanted to see another shed in weight the next morning more! So this is just my opinion and active experience. In a nut shell, the LAD has helped me eat the way I should. It's not a "fad diet" but a lifestyle adjustment. I love it! ***You can still use SparkPeople on the LAD. In fact, it will work better! Record/plan your meals. Know your caloric intake. Exercise and read all the healthy articles. I use My Fitness Pal to log my food and activity, but I read and get exercise tips from SparkPeople.
Edited by: TMONETB at: 2/23/2013 (07:38)
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9,698 1/23/13 7:06 P
Looks like extremely expensive liquid vitamins. There is nothing in these that will provide you anything beyond what a regular multivitamin will. This also appears to be a standard multilevel marketing style company.
I would strongly suggest you look past slick marketing claims and campaigns, and talk to your doctor about what is best for you. The problem with all of these sorts of things is right here in the disclaimer they all have to put up:
"These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease."
What this means is that they don't have to tell you the truth about anything, and can pretty much make whatever claim they like. They don't have to prove anything about their product with any kind of scientific research. They don't even have to put accurate ingredients on the label!
Yes, I have heard about it. It is just another weight loss scam. Amino Acids are the buiding blocks of protein. They are in protein containing foods. There is no additional benefit to be consuming amino acids in a liquid form. And your weight loss eating plan should be based on the appropriate calorie range with the right blend of protein, carbs and fat. Stick with real foods!
Don't waste your money on these drops. SP Registered Dietitian Becky
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9,698 1/20/13 3:06 P
A quick google tells me that this is just another attempt to replicate the "success" of hCG. It's the same basic principle, and the FDA has BANNED hCG because it doesn't work, and it's dangerous to boot.
There is absolutely no evidence that this works. It combines a VLC diet (very low calorie) and these magic drops that claim to make you lose weight, when it's the diet itself that does the weight loss, and is a dangerously low amount of food to be taking in.
Not to mention, the drops themselves are homeopathic. Do you know what that means?
They're bottles of water. No, seriously. Homeopathy operates on the assumption that water "remembers" the properties of things it comes in contact with. (Still with me?) So what they do is add something to water, then dilute it until almost nothing of that something remains in the water. And then they sell the water, claiming it will do the same thing as the original substance, but without side effects. These bottles will literally not contain *even a single molecule* of the original substance!
There won't be any side effects, that's true. That's because there's nothing in them that could cause side effects. Science doesn't work that way. Water doesn't "remember" anything. There is ZERO evidence of any kind that homeopathic remedies of any kind do anything other than trigger a placebo response.
You would literally be buying bottles of water, and trying to live on a starvation level diet of 1,000 calories or less.
Don't bother with this. Here's a great article that explains how to spot a diet scam:
There are no shortcuts. There's no easy fixes. There's just hard work, focus, and healthy living. Don't bother with get-thin-quick remedies. Even when they work, they don't solve the problem, and most people gain the weight back and then some because they never addressed the problem in the first place.
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