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(American Live Wire)   The latest "craze" is the Pound A Day Diet which purports to turn your chubby, flat-footed, mastodon-like body into a glistening, oiled Adonis in 40 days or less   (americanlivewire.com) divider line 118
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2014-01-11 11:49:24 AM  
You'd have to drop 3500 calories in a day, which is literally eating nothing and heavy exercise, all day every day.

Good luck.
 
2014-01-11 12:35:57 PM  
It's nothing but a low-protein, high-carb near starvation diet. No thanks.
 
2014-01-11 12:53:44 PM  
And pound a day is first 5 days only.

Snake oil baby, it cures all ills!
 
2014-01-11 12:53:53 PM  
Chef Rocco DiSpirito's Pound A Day Diet developeded after an alarming trip to the doctor's office.

That is alarming.

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2014-01-11 12:54:25 PM  

Fubini: You'd have to drop 3500 calories in a day, which is literally eating nothing and heavy exercise, all day every day.

Good luck.


To lose 1lb of fat, you have to use 3500 calories a day.
Even if you lose water, you still lose weight.

On the other hand, a marathon runner uses less than 3500 calories to run an entire marathon.
 
2014-01-11 12:54:35 PM  
Yet another diet that might work for men but won't work for women because women's metabolism is different.

But wow, 850 Calories a day! Isn't that a starvation diet?
 
2014-01-11 12:54:49 PM  
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
 
2014-01-11 12:54:54 PM  
With the current exchange rates, you're prolly cheaper in the long run if you plump for the Euro a day method
 
2014-01-11 12:54:55 PM  
Stop eating thyroid and your big bones will melt into gelatin.
 
2014-01-11 12:54:58 PM  
I eat whatever I feel like and never gained weight. I have no idea what I'm doing right.

I just had a cup of tea and a chocolate bar for breakfast. Next I think I'll eat 3 pieces of toast with jam and a chunk of garlic jack cheese and some random fridge items like pickles and a mangosteen. I should totally market this as a diet that will work for everyone everywhere.
 
2014-01-11 12:55:04 PM  
I put my wife on the pound away diet, if you know what I mean.


/she didn't get it either.
 
2014-01-11 12:56:11 PM  
Forty days or "fewer". Sorry. Don't mind me. Just had to get that out of my system.
 
2014-01-11 12:56:12 PM  
Yeah, I'm sure this will work out well for everyone. 
Next.
 
2014-01-11 12:56:27 PM  

Summoner101: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.


worst.haiku.evar.
 
2014-01-11 12:56:33 PM  
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2014-01-11 12:58:22 PM  
BEHOLD! I have lost weight!

All sugars gone!

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MANUALLY!
 
2014-01-11 01:00:29 PM  
Here is the only diet that really works:

On the first day, eat nothing. Weigh yourself in the morning after you've urinated but before you'd normally eat breakfast.

On the second day, weigh yourself again at the same time as the first day. This will be your daily weigh-in. Record how much weight you lost. That is your daily weight loss amount.

On every day subsequent, eat no more than that DWLA throughout the day. Water is not counted, only food and non-water drinks. Use a food scale to determine how much you're actually eating and drinking.

Use the daily weigh-in to monitor your progress. If you've eaten too much one day, subtract the overage from your allowable DWLA on the next day.

You'll be dropping weight every day.
 
2014-01-11 01:01:08 PM  

Fubini: You'd have to drop 3500 calories in a day, which is literally eating nothing and heavy exercise, all day every day.

Good luck.


3500? Based on what starting weight? Those numbers seem silly, tbh. I've slimmed down from 220lbs approx every year for a few years now when soccer season comes around and I usually drop 20 pounds in four weeks by limiting myself to 1200-1500 calories, swearing off alcohol, and turning the dog's walk into a light jog. That can't be maintained, sure enough, but I don't try to.
 
2014-01-11 01:01:48 PM  
850 calories a day?  Your body will be in starvation mode in less than a week
 
2014-01-11 01:03:03 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Here is the only diet that really works:

On the first day, eat nothing. Weigh yourself in the morning after you've urinated but before you'd normally eat breakfast.

On the second day, weigh yourself again at the same time as the first day. This will be your daily weigh-in. Record how much weight you lost. That is your daily weight loss amount.

On every day subsequent, eat no more than that DWLA throughout the day. Water is not counted, only food and non-water drinks. Use a food scale to determine how much you're actually eating and drinking.

Use the daily weigh-in to monitor your progress. If you've eaten too much one day, subtract the overage from your allowable DWLA on the next day.

You'll be dropping weight every day.


Interesting idea. You've really done this?
 
2014-01-11 01:03:54 PM  

KawaiiNot: AverageAmericanGuy: Here is the only diet that really works:

On the first day, eat nothing. Weigh yourself in the morning after you've urinated but before you'd normally eat breakfast.

On the second day, weigh yourself again at the same time as the first day. This will be your daily weigh-in. Record how much weight you lost. That is your daily weight loss amount.

On every day subsequent, eat no more than that DWLA throughout the day. Water is not counted, only food and non-water drinks. Use a food scale to determine how much you're actually eating and drinking.

Use the daily weigh-in to monitor your progress. If you've eaten too much one day, subtract the overage from your allowable DWLA on the next day.

You'll be dropping weight every day.

Interesting idea. You've really done this?


I actually did it a couple summers ago while my family was away. Lost about 10lbs in a couple weeks.

I suggest taking a multivitamin, though. And it counts towards your DWLA.
 
2014-01-11 01:04:02 PM  

mr0x: On the other hand, a marathon runner uses less than 3500 calories to run an entire marathon.


Maybe. I usually reckon 70 cals per mile walking, that would be 1800 calories for a marathon. Running the race is less efficient. Probably 3600 calories for the marathon.

If you are interested in calories burned under stress there is a book by Donald Engels, "Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army" which is packed with data and less than 200 pages. I understand is still required reading at West Point.
 
2014-01-11 01:04:40 PM  
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2014-01-11 01:05:51 PM  

KawaiiNot: But wow, 850 Calories a day! Isn't that a starvation diet?


Depends on how fat you are when you start. You can get about thirty calories a day from a pound of fat, so if you're a hundred pounds overweight, you have a bankroll of 3,000 calories to play with before you even eat anything. If you're really obese, the body already has all of the mechanisms in place to prevent your starvation.
 
2014-01-11 01:06:41 PM  

Delay: mr0x: On the other hand, a marathon runner uses less than 3500 calories to run an entire marathon.

Maybe. I usually reckon 70 cals per mile walking, that would be 1800 calories for a marathon. Running the race is less efficient. Probably 3600 calories for the marathon.


Lying in an ICU bed recovering from major surgery burns 5000 - 8000 kCal / day.  So there's always that option too.
 
2014-01-11 01:07:06 PM  

r1niceboy: 3500? Based on what starting weight? Those numbers seem silly, tbh.


It's just thermodynamics. It does not relate to starting weight.
 
2014-01-11 01:07:22 PM  
There's a simple way to lose weight in the long run. Burn more calories than you ingest. It seems obvious, but few manage it.
 
2014-01-11 01:08:27 PM  
There are a few ways to achieve this:
1.  starve yourself and exercise from sun-up to sun-down.
2.  have a leg amputated.
3.  take some drugs that will have you power-shiatting your way to svelt-ness.

No thanks.
 
2014-01-11 01:08:53 PM  

BafflerMeal: Lying in an ICU bed recovering from major surgery burns 5000 - 8000 kCal / day. So there's always that option too.


Do you have a citation for that?
 
2014-01-11 01:09:53 PM  
Ugh, I couldn't imagine being so obsessed with weight that I did anything more convoluted than "eat pretty healthy most of the time, and stay active."
 
2014-01-11 01:12:22 PM  

Delay: BafflerMeal: Lying in an ICU bed recovering from major surgery burns 5000 - 8000 kCal / day. So there's always that option too.

Do you have a citation for that?



I suppose I could go get one.  But if you want to accept an appeal to authority, this was one of the major daily issues we had during my career keeping people from dropping weight and not having enough protein to repair.  It take a lot of calories to stitch back together and rebuild a human body.

/Wolverine needs calories.
 
2014-01-11 01:13:23 PM  

r1niceboy: Fubini: You'd have to drop 3500 calories in a day, which is literally eating nothing and heavy exercise, all day every day.

Good luck.

3500? Based on what starting weight? Those numbers seem silly, tbh. I've slimmed down from 220lbs approx every year for a few years now when soccer season comes around and I usually drop 20 pounds in four weeks by limiting myself to 1200-1500 calories, swearing off alcohol, and turning the dog's walk into a light jog. That can't be maintained, sure enough, but I don't try to.


I think the idea is that a pound of fat consists of roughly 3500 calories. So for each pound of fat one loses they need to have a 3500 calorie deficit. So to lose a pound a day one would have to somehow consume 3500 fewer calories a day than the number of calories they eat to maintain their weight. So if someone is eating 3000 calories a day. They would have to eat nothing and burn an extra 500 calories in exercise. Honestly, even with the stage 2 part of readjusting, this sounds like a yoyo diet from hell.
 
2014-01-11 01:14:03 PM  
That's all well and good, but I'm trying to get back to my original weight of 8 pounds, 5 ounces.
 
2014-01-11 01:14:04 PM  
Interesting how it implicitly cures a "crooked"  spine.
 
2014-01-11 01:14:13 PM  
I just lost 10 lbs in 19 days while eating massive amounts of steak, pasta, cookies, and essentially everything else that was put in front of me.

/while climbing a mountain
 
2014-01-11 01:14:58 PM  

mab1823: I just lost 10 lbs in 19 days while eating massive amounts of steak, pasta, cookies, and essentially everything else that was put in front of me.

/while climbing a mountain


I bet climbing a mountain and having diarrhea at the same time would work even faster.
 
2014-01-11 01:17:01 PM  
I've maintained my slender girlish figure throughout the years with one simple secret:

Don't be a fattie.

Seriously though... don't cram your piehole at every little tummy twinge. Americans have this f*cked up notion they are supposed be "full" at all times. It is sheer gluttony and not natural.
 
2014-01-11 01:18:43 PM  

Delay: r1niceboy: 3500? Based on what starting weight? Those numbers seem silly, tbh.

It's just thermodynamics. It does not relate to starting weight.


But the body will burn 1300 calories on its own just sitting doing nothing, so your numbers are based on inert fat not being part of a metabolism. Hence why I think it silly.
 
2014-01-11 01:18:59 PM  

ashinmytomatoes: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x568]


Came for the Adipose, done here.
 
2014-01-11 01:20:26 PM  
Here are some calculations just to show how difficult it is to lose extra weight.

Let's say you want to lose 6 lbs. That's 3500 X 6 = 21,000 extra kcal burned. That is 300 miles walking without an increase in baseline food consumption. What does that mean in real life? You would need to dedicate the time to walk 5 miles every day for 2 months. It's obviously possible, but you will need to step away from the computer to do it.

Don't eat or drink so much that you gain weight.
 
2014-01-11 01:20:50 PM  
Oh and dropping about a day sounds like a very good recipe for hospitalization and/or death. But hey, if you want to be a vain, lazy dumbass by all means remove yourself from society.
 
2014-01-11 01:21:54 PM  

FunkOut: mab1823: I just lost 10 lbs in 19 days while eating massive amounts of steak, pasta, cookies, and essentially everything else that was put in front of me.

/while climbing a mountain

I bet climbing a mountain and having diarrhea at the same time would work even faster.


Funny you should mention that...
 
2014-01-11 01:22:24 PM  

here to help: Oh and dropping about a pound a day sounds like a very good recipe for hospitalization and/or death. But hey, if you want to be a vain, lazy dumbass by all means remove yourself from society.


Stupid auto correct.

/does not have auto correct
 
2014-01-11 01:24:47 PM  
And the circle of fad continues...
 
2014-01-11 01:24:50 PM  
Eat what you would rather not eat, drink what you would rather not drink, and do what you would rather not do.
 
2014-01-11 01:25:00 PM  
I was eating this slice while reading the article, so I'm now a day behind and haven't even started yet.

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2014-01-11 01:25:10 PM  
"During phase two of the Pound A Day Diet, Rocco DiSpirito explains that portion sizes are rebalanced, less meat is consumed, and more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are added."

Oh look, another idiot who thinks meat is the culprit behind the obesity problem.

Also, this diet, like all fad diets, will never work because it doesn't address the underlying issue, which is lifestyle change. To successfully lose weight and keep it off you need to slowly ween yourself off of all the unhealthy junk you eat while also changing to a more active lifestyle. You would be better off setting your goal on a pound a week.
 
2014-01-11 01:25:54 PM  

r1niceboy: Delay: r1niceboy: 3500? Based on what starting weight? Those numbers seem silly, tbh.

It's just thermodynamics. It does not relate to starting weight.

But the body will burn 1300 calories on its own just sitting doing nothing, so your numbers are based on inert fat not being part of a metabolism. Hence why I think it silly.


No. We all acknowledge there is a basal metabolic rate. What we are discussing here is the amount of extra effort over basal that will convert to weight loss. That is 3500 kcal per lb. It's no different than your checking account balance except we are talking about kcal not dollars.
 
2014-01-11 01:26:08 PM  

KawaiiNot: Yet another diet that might work for men but won't work for women because women's metabolism is different.

But wow, 850 Calories a day! Isn't that a starvation diet?


850 calories would only be "healthy" if your goal weight is 85 lbs (like maybe 40kg for continental euro farkers and I dont know what that is in stones for you backwards UK farkers)
 
2014-01-11 01:26:22 PM  

Jean Harris lost 170 lbs. overnight.



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Scarsdale Diet
 
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