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A man who lost 50 pounds in a month.

Ok, so I was watching some type of reality show last night about make-overs, and this man actually had to lose 50 pounds in a month. And he did!

I thought this was physically impossible, but I guess not. The doctor who supervised his weight-loss actually said that weight-loss has nothing to do this calories or carbs, etc., it's just all about the body chemistry and what you eat. I want to know about this body chemistry stuff!

Does anyone have any information about this or know how it may have happened?

Tue. Jul 17, 11:07am

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If you eat a diet that is basically all plant-based, and low in fats (even the "good" ones) it is possible to lose a lot of weight relatively quickly. A good book on this subject is "Eat to Live" by Joel Fuhrman, which discusses how different foods affect your weight as well as your health.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 11:28 AM

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yeah, i have also turned to 'reality" tv to inform myself about the latest, safest approaches to long-term weight loss. everyone knows that what you see on those type of shows is in fact real.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 11:38 AM

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Your sarcasm is irritating. If you think it's not possible, give a reason why, and support your statements with info to back them up. I'm waiting...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 12:06 PM

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for crying out loud!

give me a doctor to supervise my health, a trainer to kick my ass every day, a chef to prepare all my food, and a nutritionist/scientist to measure my BMI and feed me according to my lean muscle mass and I'll lose weight fast.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 12:13 PM

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Everyone knows that, smart a**. All of us would, and all of us know it. Some of us know how to do it without all those people. Those are the people I am talking to.
I'm asking about the Bpdy Chemistry topic. What foods would one eat?

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 3:48 PM

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The doc who said "it's not about the carbs or the calories" could only say that b/c the calories were low due to the foods he picked. You cannot eat thousands of calories and lose weight, it is scientifically impossible, no matter what the combination of food.

Within a restricted calorie range, there are some foods that will help you reach your goals faster than others. That is what he meant by "body chemistry," not that you can eat unlimited amounts of certain foods, unless the foods have almost no calories, or aren't digestable.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 4:27 PM

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You can loose 50 in one month. Im living proof. Yes its dramatic but I needed to do it for my health. On July 19, 07 I went to the doctor and found out that in the last 2 months I went over 300 from 290 pounds. I knew I was in need of loosing weight but the 300 mark! Since then today August 15, I have lost a total of 44 pounds and will get the last 6 off in the next 4 days. What Ive ate? 97% fat free turkey sandwiches on 100% whole wheat bread. The turkey is 25 Cals per slice, the bread is 40 Cals per slice, with miracle whip at 40 cals per teaspoon thats a total of around 150 calorie sandwich and at 1 in the morning and 2 for dinner thats a total of 450 calories for a day. Drink water no sodas or tea or coffee. I work outside so Im in the heat of the day. I work 40 hours a week and feel fine. The first week yes i was hungry but after that my stomach shrank and Im feeling OK after that. No Im not hungry as I was before I started. Im at 266 now and down from a whopping 310 pounds! My goal is to get down to 180 with dropping 50#s the first month 35#s the second 20#s the 3rd and on the 4th month 10#s so Im tapering it off at the end. That's 115 pounds in 4 months. Yes it can be done its will power just like quiting smoking, drinking or what ever you do. Put your mind to it and you'll be surprised what you can do. Oh and dont think thats all Ive ate this last month. Ive ate green beans and corn without the salt or butter. Don't eat after 6pm at night if you do find yourself hungry eat a halve cup of oatmeal NO Sugar! but make sure you eat it 2 hours before you go to bed. Keep your fat to 2-5 per day as your carbs also. If you thought this was fast? I got a friend that has gone the 40 day fast and has lost 60 pound only thing he ate? Fruit and honey no meat, no bread, no sugar but what in the fruit. True

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 7:49 PM

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Oh I'm the one from above. I have not lost muscle mass either. I can still bench 180 pounds as before. What happened to the weight? I can tell you how many days Ive gone home after work soaking wet from my shirt to my socks and pants. The last 3 weeks here in Atlanta has been over 100 degrees everyday. That's why Im putting the lower weight lost over each month. Once at my goal I eat a 1200 cal diet and make sure I stay active. How I gained this weight you ask. I stopped smoking about 13 years ago and added 10 pound each year. Also sitting at this thing for the last 5 years haven't helped get out from behind your computer get outside and enjoy the real life not the cyber world. Computers can kill! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 7:59 PM

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Alright dude....450 cals a day and only bread, mayo, and turkey? Ummmmm ever heard of malnutrition??? You need fruit and vegetables. You probably have dandruff and saggy skin, undereye circles, and other nasty stuff that I can imagine......right?

I, on the other hand, prefer to do this the healthy and slow -- and maintainable --- way.

Thursday, August 16, 2007, 8:38 PM

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There's more than 1 way to lose 50 lbs in a month. Chemotherapy comes to mind. Or untreated cancer. Just because someone can lose that much weight in 30 days doesn't mean it's healthy, or that it won't come back on very soon. Hasn't one of the Biggest Loser winners gained a lot of weight back?

Friday, August 17, 2007, 1:54 AM

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