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Facts and statements: Gee how did I not know this?

Monday, July 01, 2013

This caught my eye while watching some of Fuhrman on YouTube. I am not condoning the diet itself, because they too, are trying to sell us something, but the facts and statements are what I have been trying to relay for quite sometime. Based on my own experience of course. I will include a little of what they said, and include the link, so you can see for yourself.

Ist one was: emoticon

A crash diet is a diet which is extreme in its deprivations, typically severely restricting calorie intake. In other words a Crash Diet forces your metabolism to not burn as many calories as are required to maintain your energy level. Thus a crash diet differs from outright starvation only slightly. Such diets are typically unhealthy and are rarely - if ever - recommended by doctors or dietitians. Crash diets can lead to malnutrition, and are not a recommended means of weight loss. After a person discontinues a crash diet, the "yo-yo effect" is often seen. This causes a person to eat far more than normal, causing them to regain even more weight than before.

We have all done this, especially when young, getting ready for an event or date. Before we knew that Yo Yo meant more than a toy. Trying to lose weight fast is faster coming back.

2nd was: Weight loss clinics emoticon

It is possible to lose weight at weight loss centers and clinics but problem is these not only very costly but do rarely show desired results. They make it imperative on you that you join their centers on regular basis; which is near impossible in this fast modern age. And on top of it, they sell you their dietary supplements. So all the effort for losing weight is yours not theirs. And no sooner you will stop going to weight loss center, you will regain weight. These weight loss centers and clinics are meant for rich people, middle class simply cannot afford this extravagance.

(One of my Dr's in the past promoted Medifast, I lost 32 lbs in 3 weeks, welllllllllll you saw what happened to Oprah!)

3rd was: Eating low carbs emoticon

It is far better that you remain overweight than losing weight by carrying out any low carb diet plan. Low carb diets plans are not only very hard to follow but these deprive your body of vital energy--- thus rendering it miserably "half-active" and sunken. After two weeks of low carb diets, you will notice that you have lost some weight. But, is it fat that you have lost? No, it is muscle. Fat is yet intact there in your body. Never forget -- LOSING BODY FAT IS YOUR ONLY GOAL, NOT MUSCLES TISSUES. ( Never felt comfortable with this diet, personally)

and lastly: Weight loss companys emoticon emoticon emoticon

Like other companies the main target of LA Weight loss, Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers is to maximize their profits. Jenny sells her membership which is $ 20 plus cost of the food. Altogether it will cost you $ 12 per day. Result is that you are paying hugely for just a diet (die+t).

LA Weight Loss is not different. You have to buy what they call LA LITES. Nothing more than sugar and soy bars to control sugar urges and creating a feeling of being full. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THESE BUT YOU WILL BE FORCED TO! Why?------Just because, like other big companies, profit and only profit is their target; So, you need approximately 80 boxes: $28.00 for each box. That's right another 2,240.00!

Weight watchers will charge $ 30 sign up fee. You have to attend weekly meeting and pay $ 11 for each meeting. So, the first month will run you about $ 74.00. And after this it's about 44.00 per month. And, don't think of skipping a meeting. If you will, you will have to pay penalty.

They tell you that you can eat anything you want as long as you are within limits of 22 points per day. A slice of chocolate cake, even a small one is about 13 points.

I should know this one well, I ate 5 snickers bars to equal my "points" How nutritious was that?? lol I cannot believe that they actually stated something I know I did, thinking it was ok, right? Hey it was within my points, gosh dern it.

Sparkpeople the only way to go!! The only cost is our time. Wonderful gift to us.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
2BDYNAMIC 7/4/2013 6:33PM

    Supremely informative and so true!!! .......... Though I lost weight a # of years ago w/ LA Wt. Loss ................. they RIPPED ME OFF BIG TIME .......... It was hardly worth the weight I lost!!! ................ and YES, they pushed their product to the point you felt GUILTY if you left empty handed!!! ..... (in our city, they went broke and closed up shop--I think it is all over for that matter!!) .......... and I have heard HORROR stories of peeps who went to Jenny Craig and lost their shirts and $$$$$$$ !! No happy endings ................... emoticon

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MARYALICE61 7/4/2013 2:59PM

    Thanks for sharing MJ! You have proven that SP is totally awesome!

Have a blessed day!

Mary Alice

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DS9KIE 7/3/2013 2:23PM

    emoticon blog

fuhrman sure know his stuff

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TIGER_LILY_613 7/2/2013 1:50PM

  Loved reading this. Thank you for sharing !
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QUIDDITCHGRRL 7/2/2013 12:17PM

    Yep, if it's all about the MONEY!

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STONECOT 7/2/2013 11:06AM

    A quick word in defence of low carb eating - this is low carb, not no carb. I am naturally a low carb eater, I rarely eat bread, I don't like it, nor do I eat pasta for the same reason, and potatoes only a couple of times a week. I don't have a sweet tooth at all, so I don't eat sugar very often. My energy levels are not only excellent, but I do karate, three times a week, plus water workouts, Pilates, Yoga, body conditioning and tai chi. I also walk a lot. I have plenty of muscle, and I enjoy exercise. I agree with all that you say about WW etc, I cannot take seriously a company that try to sell you highly processed desserts and call them healthy, but one size doesn't fit all, some of us don't track or count calories and it works for us. However that doesn't mean that I would judge you for taking a totally different path if that works for you. This is a light hearted post, and is not meant as any sort of nasty comment. emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/2/2013 11:07:31 AM

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SKATER787 7/1/2013 10:44PM

    Good read. I'll have to check out ETL. Thanks. emoticon

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FISHER011 7/1/2013 9:45PM

    LOVED~ your blog! You cleared up a lot of questions for me!
I always wondered about WW.
I have tried to figure out the ETL diet & made it through 2 weeks.
My son is giving it a go, but he is modifying the diet to suit him.
It really has to be a lifestyle change also. I question a lot of Dr Furhman's ideals & I can't be that strict in my diet. All the carbs raise my blood sugar. But I have made switches-no meat, diary, packaged & proccessed foods-most of the time! But I need a slice of pizza once in awhile & I love cookies.
I do make his anti-cancer soup-I love it! So I do keep trying his recipes & read the ETL book & listen to Mom who swears if you eat his way, I'll be able to reverse my diabetes.
So I am a fan of Dr Furhman's.
I am like you & I believe we get so much here at SP. I will continue on-researching new things & sometimes trying Mom's & others suggestions- but I will always come to SP & learn as I go.

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MILLISMA 7/1/2013 9:15PM

    I really enjoyed reading your blog!!!! Thanks for the comparisons.

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FUNLOVEN 7/1/2013 7:08PM

    emoticon I can't think of anyplace else I would rather be !

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GERIKRAGH 7/1/2013 5:27PM

    Thank you.

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JEANNETTE59 7/1/2013 3:40PM

  emoticon to all of the above! emoticon for the great summary!

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