Haven't tried that particular diet. The problem with all of those types of diets, is that they are very restrictive, and are not sustainable for the long term. Yes you *may* lose weight by following their eating plan to the letter.... but you won't keep the weight off because it's not teaching you how to adjust your eating in a way that you can then keep going, for the rest of your life.
And they will often leave you feeling tired and hungry and ready to eat everything that isn't nailed down or moldy, once the week is over-- because they're not providing the nutrients your body needs. The claims they make about losing 10 pounds or 13 pounds or more-- I'm sure there's probably small print somewhere that says "results aren't typical". Or the 10 pound loss is, if you weighed over 250 or more, to begin with. And what they don't tell you is that the biggest part of whatever loss you have, is water weight only and not fat.
Basically, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I could make up a hundred (or more) user names for myself and post glowing reviews on a website for just about anything. All that guy needed was a couple friends with some time on their hands, to make up user names and write reviews.
Spark does not condone that type of dieting. You're much better off making small changes to the types and quantities of food you eat, gradually adding more changes as you feel ready to make them. Things that you can stick to, for the rest of your life. Lifestyle changes, if you will. Switch from white bread to a whole wheat. Switch from grabbing fast food, to cooking at home in quantities where you can freeze the extras in single-serve portions, for a quick meal on a busy night. Drink more water and less Coke. Swap out the chips with your sandwich, for some carrot sticks and green pepper strips. A baked potato instead of fries. Use the Nutrition Tracker to keep track of everything you eat; stay within your calorie ranges and choose foods that will keep your carbs/ fat/ protein within the proper ranges.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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