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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 08-20-10, 02:53 PM   #1
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Heard recently on the news about a woman who weighed in around 400lbs (181.82kgs) some time ago. She decided to lose weight, but didn't do your typical diets.

If I remember correctly, she puts 1400 calories in a bag, and gets to eat what's in it only. Once the bag is empty, she waits until the next day to eat.

She didn't cheat, and now weighs around 130lbs (59.09kgs), if memory serves. I have no idea how long this took.

I like this kind of diet, its so simple, anybody could do it. I'm planning on starting ASAP.
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Hmmm... interesting idea. I guess as long as your nutritional requirements were met, it might be something to try.
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Old 08-20-10, 03:24 PM   #3
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I like the idea. I often start the day out with good intentions and that would be the ideal time to pack the bag. Is the bag edible?
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I do this with my snacks (nuts, dried fruit, etc.). I like having everything portioned out (100 calorie packs or similar); it makes it easy to track the food intake.
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Heard recently on the news about a woman who weighed in around 400lbs (181.82kgs) some time ago. She decided to lose weight, but didn't do your typical diets.

If I remember correctly, she puts 1400 calories in a bag, and gets to eat what's in it only. Once the bag is empty, she waits until the next day to eat.

She didn't cheat, and now weighs around 130lbs (59.09kgs), if memory serves. I have no idea how long this took.

I like this kind of diet, its so simple, anybody could do it. I'm planning on starting ASAP.
I think this would work, as long as you were able to think about later on, for example if you ate the entire contents of the bag at breakfast, then you would be very likely to eat the bag itself by the time supper time rolled around. The real question, and every diet you see in the supermarket rags fails here, is it sustainable? Diets at some point die, so when you reach your goal, what happens then? 99% of dieters return to old habits, and they find those lost pounds who bring along a few friends.

The real key to losing weight is deceptively simple, get over the concept of food as friend, food is fuel, nothing more, it's not your friend, it's not your comfort. You need a friend for comfort, get a dog.
Okay now that we dealt with that, exercise as much as possible, any trip you can make on two feet, you make on two feet, hey going to the store for something, take the dog, he needs a walk anyway. If it's too far to walk, use the bicycle, if you can't make over 90% of trips by walking or bicycling, then you need to really look at where you live, it's probably not the house in suburbia that you call home....
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...get over the concept of food as friend, food is fuel, nothing more, it's not your friend, it's not your comfort. You need a friend for comfort, get a dog.....
This my friends is the bottom line. It is, regrettably, much easier said than done. I NEVER eat cause I am hungy, but I weigh a ton. I now come home, hit the bike, instead of the frig, and am beginning to make progress. To be thin, food must be highly overrated!
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