Less eating, more supplements?

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    Jun 21, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    hey all, I just had a hypothetical question.

    say you were to go on a crash diet to lose weight but took supplements to make sure my body stayed "healthy". what would this do? help someone lose weight? make them sick?

    thanks everyone
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    Jun 21, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    Ummm well it completely depends on how you go about it.

    It is never a good idea to consume less than 1000 calories a day, that is a bare minimum. If you decide to lose weight by restricting calories, and you still want nutrients via supplements and vitamins, I think that is ok. Definitely drink plenty of water, and eat healthy foods like whole grains and lean protein, and take your supplements. I wouldn't call it a crash diet. Eat cereals high in fiber, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and lean protein, preferably skinless chicken breasts or fish like haddock, cod or tilapia. I think exercise should find its way into your daily routine. Something as simple as walking for an hour will great accelerate weight loss as long as you are eating healthy.
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    Jun 21, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    Replacing real food with pills and powders on a starvation diet is the key to long term health and weight loss. Go for it. Is that what you wanted to hear?
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    Jun 21, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
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    Jun 21, 2012 8:37 PM GMT
    putting "healthy" in quotes answers your question.
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    Jun 21, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    londonboy91 saidhey all, I just had a hypothetical question.

    say you were to go on a crash diet to lose weight but took supplements to make sure my body stayed "healthy". what would this do? help someone lose weight? make them sick?

    thanks everyone


    Your diet is what is the foundation. Make sure it is sensible and balanced. With so much controversy over what and how to eat, it may be overwhelming, so take it slowly. Make it simple. Eat good foods, eat a good breakfast, lunch and dinner. A snack in between meals is OK if moderate, good food and not candy. Drink water. Read and listen to what sounds reasonable.

    Supplements are just that. They are not meal replacements but supplement your diet with added nutrition that would be hard if not impossible to get from eating regular meals. Get good quality supplements and ask.

    Eating right something you do by trial and error, reading, asking and finding what works for you.
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    Jun 21, 2012 8:41 PM GMT
    i think you can still lose weight but eating healthy and portion out your meals in 2-3 hours increments, that increase metabolism, so try to get more smaller meals through the day with combo of protein, moderate carbs for energy,healthy fats like flaxseed oil, CLA, and such, supplements are ok only if you have your meals down... it works for me icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 22, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    londonboy91 saidhey all, I just had a hypothetical question.

    say you were to go on a crash diet to lose weight but took supplements to make sure my body stayed "healthy". what would this do? help someone lose weight? make them sick?

    thanks everyone


    eating supplements IS STUPID. If you eat only supplements your digestive organs will atrophy, and kill you. You need food, supplements are just there to help you get nutrition that you can't from food.