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08 Dec 2004

max plank diet
hi dietdoc

i know that you do not reccoment that we should follow this type of diet but i am trying it(most of the time) and it seem to work but the thing i am scared of is this talk of the body going into starvation mode and a lower metabolism.

after how long does the body think that it is being starved because i follow the diet but have included an extra slice of rye bread with every meal and eat at least two fruit for a snack between meals but still follow the general guidelines and in addition i am taking a complete RDA* multy vitamin every day.

will this be enough to keep me going for the two weeks? after the two weeks i'll go back at the high fibre low fat diet. but i dont want to pick up the 4kg i lost in the last 10days......

ps.. i am not feel any lack of energy or consentration and i also started walking my dogs for half hour every day and i am feeling realty great....

please advice me if want i am doing wil cause harm in the long run....

i am 26yr, 1.55m and weigh a depressing 85kg(now 81kg).
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Minime
I think that you are being relatively sensible by including the rye bread at each meal and the fruit. This should stave off the worst 'starvation' perceptions because you will be giving your body some readily available energy. You also say that you are only going to use the diet for 2 weeks at a stretch, which is a good idea. One of the reasons why people lose a lot of weight fast on such diets is that they have a diuretic effect, so that you lose water, not fat. This water may be regained once you revert to a balanced slimming diet, but you will continue losing if you stick to a moderately energy-reduced, low-fat diet, and do some regular exercise.
Good luck
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