I remember the cookie diet. You had to buy special high fiber cookies that supposedly helped keep a person full for longer. I know someone who tried it. They said the cookies were gross. the problem ? Everyone thought they were getting to eat these kinds of cookies ! oops.
NAUSIKAA, I remember reading about the tape worm diet. That totally blew my mind. How could anyone think that swallowing a tape worm was a health way to lose weight ?
Protein Power Carbohydrate Addicts Diet the tapeworm diet (!!) the Abs Diet Fat Smash, and Extreme Fat Smash Chris Powell's carbohydrate cycling diet fruitarian diet Whole 30 Fat Flush ? was that a diet?
what was that one where you drank a gallon of juice (a specific one you had to buy) only for a few days...
I know the op wanted us to come up with the diets we could remember off the top of our heads. So I'd add Eat Right 4 Your Type (where what foods you're restricted to, are determined by your blood type). My boss swears by some diet where you never eat carbs with protein, but seeing as how she's gained weight this year-- I wouldn't say it's effective and I don't know what it's called.
There is a website-- everydiet.org that lists a bazillion different diets, basically describes the plan, gives pros and cons. It's eye-opening. Seems like just about everyone and his dog has come up with a diet plan.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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955 10/9/13 7:19 A
Weight Watchers or just counting calories and trying to balance my nutrients are the only diets I have ever really tried as an adult! I will confess to buying some questionable weight loss remedies I hoped would help me stick with it, and control my appetite.
And since I am successful with keeping off the weight (I have lost over 80 lbs from my highest weight over 200 at age 29, after having my third child), I do promote my philosophy of moderation, good nutrition, and YES calories count! Fad diets and really restrictive diets that you could not basically live with for very long, are not recommended because even if you lose some weight, you are not likely to keep it off with those methods.
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2,545 10/9/13 12:45 A
Have not heard of the micro diet (Do you eat really small portions?) or Diet Chef. There is something similar to Diet Chef where they deliver food to your home .... There's Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem.
I've counted approx. 48 diets so far! And I know there are more...
Edited by: LADYCJM at: 10/8/2013 (21:18)
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995 10/8/13 8:57 A
Back again as an advert for Diet Chef popped up on my screen. Do you have that one in US? I bought a month's supply with a groupon - the meals are all ready made and calorie counted but it's taking me for ever to get through a month's supply because it's not how I want to eat. (Also other 'diet' foods like Slimfast are fortified with extra vits and mins but I've no idea how nutritious these diet chef meals are except for fat, protein and carb content.)
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10/8/13 3:09 A
Those Metrecal "cookies" had pieces of wood cellulose in them, to make you feel full, hated the texture of them, and the fake spice taste. The chocolate drink powder was not too bad, if you put ice cubes in it, lol......years ago, oh my!
Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
"Diet" just means what one habitually eats, in my opinion. Diets for weight maintenance or loss or health problems or whatever can be sensible or silly. The word "lifestyle" in conjunction with losing weight (or maintaining a loss) doesn't really resonate with me.
Anyway, in the distant past I've tried a lot of "diets" for various reasons and since they all involved a reduction in calories in versus calories expended, they mostly work.
I think WW, South Beach and Sugar Busters were the most sensible ones I've played around with. The first two do market packaged food products and gadgets but the original "diets" are reasonable and work.
I've done Metrical (loved the cookies), Slimfast, and various other things over the years.
Only thing, in the final analysis, that works for me is a sensible (gluten free) diet and exercise.
Moving in new directions.
current weight: 120.0
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10/7/13 10:50 P
Metrecal powder and those awful cookies, yucky!! Sego canned milkshake drink. Crackers and cheese, hard boiled egg and crackers. Coffee enema plan. Cottage cheese and a hamburger. Drinking oil 4 times a day, to keep you "full feeling". Eating, chewing and then spitting it out. I liked Deal A Meal, I lost the most weight on that one, still have the cards, but just don't feel like deprivation right now, but it worked when I did it for 11 months.
Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.
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2,713 10/7/13 6:30 P
I don't know about you but over the years I have tried many diets/products. I'm sure some of you have too..
Rules: If you have to eat certain foods, eliminate certain foods, take a pill or a powder or a bar or follow a strict regimen it counts.
I'm not counting the DASH or Mediterranean diets as they are basically health eating. Vegan and vegetarian count as you eliminate meat etc. Weight Watchers I could go either way with, I'm not a fan of point counting as I snacked my points away and couldn't eat dinner! I'm wondering how many we can come up with?
There was the: Popcorn Diet Ayds Diet Grapefruit Diet Atkins South Beach Sensa Fen/Phen Qyisma 17 day diet/30 day etc... Mayo Clinic Diet Cabbage soup diet Pritkin Weigh Watchers ? Vegetarian Vegan/Raw Food
What others can you think of? No fair searching the internet!
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