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Old 04-22-2001, 09:04 AM   #1
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how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

I need to loose some weight quick. 5'1 and 158 pounds. I would like to get back in my size 8 jeans. somone tell me how much weight I can loose by eating just 200 cal. a day for two weeks or so. How much have ya'll lost in the past by a starvation diet? Thanks, Jennifer

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Old 04-22-2001, 12:49 PM   #2
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

I can't even imagine what you could possibly be eating on a 200 calorie diet. Like I said to someone else already NEED calories to survive...under 1500-2000 calories and your body goes into starvation mode. You sound like you know that, but I wonder how old you are to want to do that to your body anyway. To eat so little for a couple're bound to make yourself sick, and there IS no guarantee you'll lose the weight either. If your body realizes you're not going to feed it, it'll take the nutrition it needs from elsewhere, which means it likely won't be burning fat, as that's not a priority...

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Old 04-22-2001, 04:56 PM   #3
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

If you do that you will end up GAINING weight b/c by starving your body it slows down your metabolism a LOT and you end up storing away a lot of fat b/c your body think it will not be getting anything else soon. And you cannot only eat 200 cal forever or you will DIE! (take it from a recent hospital graduate!) and then when you go back to normal eating you will gain back a lot fast b/c your matabolism will be so slow and you body will want to store everything. SO if you want to be thinner this is NOT the way to go!

Old 04-22-2001, 08:09 PM   #4
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

Jennifer, I sure hope when you typed the number of calories as 200 a day in your question that it's really a typo. error!
You really can't expect to stay healthy on a starvation diet, and 200 calories a day is not enough to give you any strength. Also, eating that few calories will actually shut down your metabolism and will mess up your system. You should not lose more than 2 lbs. a week maximum...don't rush it.
Depending on how much you currently weigh, you should never go below about 1200 calories. Good luck, and please don't "starve" yourself.

Old 05-26-2001, 06:32 PM   #5
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

I did that, I literally starved myself. And even though this might not be what you want to hear, you can't live on 200 calories a day. Eating nothing made me weak, I lost alot of hair, my lips and skin was pale and I looked absolutely unhealthy and looked sick. My work even suffered because of it. I lost my job because I wasn't performing like I used to. Trust me don't do it. You might lose weight but remember you mightn't lose it in the places that you want to lose it. For example, like me: I lost a lot of weight in my legs and for a little while I had to deal with little legs and a normal upper body which made me look totally weird. I suggest you go to the gym and consult a nutrition.
Sacraficing you health to look good is foolish. I would know. Please take my advice.


Old 05-26-2001, 09:30 PM   #6
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

Jen: While I don't neccessarily agree with the "your body will go into starvation mode and you won't lose any weight" thing, I have to agree that it sounds like your asking to wind up in the hospital. At the VERY LEAST make sure you take a bunch of vitamins and lots and lots of liquids. You may wind up dead, but at least it won't be from dehydration or lack of vitamins. Good Luck!! And remember, slow and easy is better and healthier!!

Old 05-26-2001, 09:41 PM   #7
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

Maybe you need to re-evaluate why you feel so desperate to lose weight so fast. Won't do you much good to be skinny AND half-dead. Cut your calories to what would be recommened for you to lose weight (I am sure someone on here could help), do a little walking, drink plenty of water, & accept that what you're looking to do is dangerous. NO ONE is worth your health. If you're trying to impress someone and you have to lose weight to do it, they aren't much of a person.

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Old 05-26-2001, 09:54 PM   #8
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

Please don't do that to your body. If you eat less than 1200 calories than your body will begin to store fat. You could get very sick and then the last thing on your mind would be your size 8 jeans. Eat healthy and exercise. It may not come off as quick as you like but it will and then you won't gain it back plus some. Quick fixes don't work. Good luck and take care <IMG SRC="">

Old 05-27-2001, 05:53 PM   #9
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

I agree with everyone here. You should no go on the 200 calorie a day diet. Two years ago, I gained 20 pounds in a month and a half. I was so desperate to lose weight. SO for a month and a half I exercised an hour a day and ate 500 calores and drank a lot of water.

Yeah, I lost the 20 pounds and drank lots of water. But then I stoppped loosing weight. My body must have been going into this "starvation mode". Can you imagine the feeling of fear that if I eat more than 500 calories I will gain weight because of my metabolism!???

It was a very bad idea. Please don't do it. It will cause you to probably binge just a couple of days later.

Hope this helps


Old 05-28-2001, 12:02 AM   #10
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

You would probably lose NO weight, as everyone else has advised already. In fact, your body may go "holy CR*P, there is a famine, better stack on the fat so I don't die!" This is a silly approach to losing weight, and I know because I watched my sister do the starvation thing until she lost her periods, and started having fainting spells. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Weight takes a long time to creep on and unfortunately for most, a long time to come off again, unless you have liposuction or something! Eat healthy, 1200 cal per day is about your absolute lowest limit, and exercise. Please don't starve yourself. And keep an eye on your face in the mirror- if you lose so much weight to keep your butt slim, your face will look horrible! Your butt or your face? I would rather have a nice face than a skinny *** !

Old 05-29-2001, 06:54 AM   #11
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Re: how many pounds can I loose on a 200 cal. diet for 2 weeks, and diet drinks?

you will lose 5 pounds of water at first but your system will bounce back fast.

My girlfriend was always looking for a quick fix to lose weight,,, i have been training for 12 years and i have given here a whole new approach,,,, she eats 1200 cal a day,,, almost no fat,,,, keeping low glycmic carbs and sugars to a minimum and she has lost 10 pounds in a month,,, she was 5 feet tall and when used to weight 160 pounds now she is down at 140 pounds.

She took 7 months to lose 10 pounds becose she was eating the wrong stuff and not exercicing a lot,,,, now she is doing it right.

Its like an army to win a war the more ways you attack the fat you will win

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