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11 Aug 2008

vitamins ??
Hi Diet Doc I began a starvation diet today and I know its not healthy , but I have to lose winter weight ASAP .Im gonna be on this starvation diet for 21 days beginning from today . I also took all kinds of vitamin supplements . will that help ??its only for 21 days .
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Wanna Be Sexy
You know full well that starvation diets are NOT a good idea and that I am totally opposed to their use. Taking vitamin supplements cannot make up for the lack of macronutrients like proteins, carbs and beneficial fats. I think 21 days is far too long to starve your body as this could push you towards eating disorders like anorexia. Please reconsider your decision and rather use a balanced, low-fat diet and regular exercise to lose weight. It may be slower, but it's much healthier and you will also look better, not all drawn and wan.
Take care
DietDoc
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