Faster Weight Loss for Simple Diet-ers All of us want rapid weight loss. The Simple Diet is helping uncounted numbers of people do this. The first one hundred Simple-Diet-ers reported average weight losses of 23 pounds in 8 weeks and about 35 pounds in 16 weeks. That’s about 3 pounds per week for 8 weeks and more than 2 pounds per week over 16 weeks. These weight losses are higher than we had when I saw patients weekly in my clinic. [Of course, the 100 people reporting may be bragging a little and probably the more successful people are those who report results.] Being the researcher I am, I have done more calculations. Our clinic records give me data on weight losses for persons weighing approximately 140#, 180# and 220#. Someone weighing 140# should lose about 12 pounds in 8 weeks and 17 pounds in 16 weeks. If you weigh about 180 pounds you should lose 17 pounds in 8 weeks and 25 pounds in 16 weeks on the Simple Diet. The person weighing about 220# should lose about 21# in 8 weeks and 33# in 16 weeks. My calculations suggest that the average person on the Simple Diet is consuming about 1400 calories per day. On the Simple Diet you can use 3 shakes, 2 entrees, 3 vegetables and 2 fruits and consume as little as 1000 calories. On the other hand, you could consume 1500 calories or more and still be following the diet carefully. If you consume 1000 calories per day you lose 1# (one pound!) more per week than if you consume 1500 calories per day. FOR FASTER WEIGHT LOSS, try this. Choose 3 shakes that have 150 calories or less per shake. Choose two entrees that have 240 calories or less per entrée. Select 3 vegetables from the low calorie list (26 choices, page 271, The Simple Diet) and choose 2 fruits from the low calorie column (10 choices, page 270). If you do not have bars or extra servings of these items you can get a healthy protein intake (70 grams/day) and consume less than 1100 calories. Chances are, making these diet choices and burning 2000 calories in physical activity will increase your weight loss by almost a pound per week. Try it, you’ll like it. Many of our recommended shakes and entrees meet these criteria. Two shakes that I use are: HMR70 Plus shakes (110 calories—HMR 859-422-4671) and GNC Total Lean shakes (GNC.Com). I use HMR (Health Management Resources) shelf-stable entrees and they have good choices around 240 calories or lower. You can find many choices at groceries, pharmacies and nutrition stores. Kick start you weight loss by making these choices. Best, Jim
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