200 Calorie a Day Diet

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Offline niknaksbarbeque

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200 Calorie a Day Diet
« on: 26/07/2006 13:08:12 »

About one or two years ago in the UK, a Journalist published a radical diet that he did once every 12 years. He existed on 200 calories a day, ran 30 minutes a day (he claimed to keep his "Metabolic Rate up") and stated that he had lost 2 pounds a day, every day, and had lost a total of 60 pounds in a month. There were pictures with the headline "The Incredible Shirking journalist". The paper went to lengths to say that this was just an account of their employee's diet an on no account were they advocating the diet.

The one phrase that the journalist used which got to me was "normal diets feel too much like doing your homework", which is exactly how I feel. I know that losing 2 pounds per week, with no more calorie reduction than 500 calories per day, is sensible, but it takes so long and it is sooo dull.

He said that the diet was "extreme" but it worked and worked quickly.

Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the Journalist or the paper (I've tried googling unsucessfully this afternoon). If anyone remembers the paper (or Author) could they please post the name.

So then what do you all think? Is this bunkum (I was thinking of trying it and measuring my body fat with calipers to see what effect it had on body fat composition)?

Any scientific basis for a 2 pounds per day weight loss? What if he was right?

Interestingly if he went at all over the 200 calorie limit he didn't lose any weight.


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Re: 200 Calorie a Day Diet
« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2006 01:49:49 »
This is a duplicate post.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.



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Re: 200 Calorie a Day Diet
« Reply #2 on: 05/08/2006 03:15:21 »
Yep - I'm going to lock this topic for now - if someone wants to follow it through, they can look at http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4921

I may remove this copy later - if someone wants me to move the original topic over to this group (and may be reasonable to say it should be here), let me know.

« Last Edit: 05/08/2006 03:18:25 by another_someone »