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SIMPLELIFE2 Posts: 707
12/29/12 11:23 A

Don't do it. It is not healthy or sustainable. Who can forget what happened to Oprah after she wheeled out that wagon of fat?

What is your motivation for wanting to try this? How do you think you will benefit? What will you do after that 2 weeks?

ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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12/29/12 11:14 A

If you had said "2 days" instead of "2 weeks," I would have said to go for it if that's what you want to do. I have found that a 1 or 2 day "semi-fast" is a good way for me to get my head back in the game. If you are reasonably healthy, your body should probably be able to tolerate the radical eating plan for a day or two.

But 2 weeks is a long time to eat in such an unhealthy way. You could do more harm than good for yourself. In the long run (and isn't the long run really the important thing?) ... you would be far better off to use those 2 weeks to establish a few healthy habits. Pick a few changes you want to make and focus on establishing them as regular habits that you can maintain for the rest of your life. That's the "real secret" to losing weight and keeping it off -- establishing healthy habits that you can maintain for the rest of your life.

Edited by: ONLINEASLLOU at: 12/29/2012 (21:42)
MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,269)
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12/29/12 7:46 A

Is convenience the appeal or is it the thought that you will lose more rapidly on the shakes? Either way, I'd be happy to discuss healthier options and easy preparation tips in depth with you if you'd like.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,891
12/29/12 7:15 A

Hi Debra

The previous posters have given you some great advice. Your best bet is to start establishing healthy eating habits now that are things you can live with for the rest of your life. No "jumpstart" or "diets" needed. That way you can take the weight off, but more importantly, keep it off for good.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

ZIIVEN Posts: 49
12/29/12 12:02 A

for every diet there is an equal and opposite binge

12/28/12 11:50 P

I wouldn't do it. Eat real food.

CARLY241 Posts: 189
12/28/12 9:35 P


Edited by: CARLY241 at: 12/28/2012 (23:06)
KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (82,009)
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12/28/12 9:02 P

The best thing you can do for your body (and wallet for that matter) is replacing not-so-healthy food with the good stuff - veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, lean protein, etc. Drinking shakes teaches you nothing about a healthy, balanced and sustainable diet. The best way to jump start your weight loss is to just start eating healthy! No shakes necessary.

DEBRAS1979 Posts: 1
12/28/12 8:30 P

I am thinking about having 3 GNC Lean Shakes a day with a multivitamin for 2 weeks to jump start my weight loss. Has anyone tried this before? I know that ideally 3 shakes a day is probably a no no though thought I should see if anyone has done this before.

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