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Any tips to lose a few extra pounds by next Saturday?

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Created December 21, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I am a bridesmaid in my cousins wedding and want to look great in my dress without it feeling too tight. Thankfully I've managed to lose 20 pounds in the last few months and even the last few days have after cutting out dairy. Any tips would be helpful. Also, is the weight I lost this week just water weight and will it come back as soon as I add dairy?

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on April 09, 2013
at 12:19 AM

people can die this way

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on December 22, 2012
at 01:41 PM

I don't advocate cutting water but I have to say I agree with Dan about the flood of paleo fad dieters. Ever since I saw the word "paleo" on the cover of Women's World and a half dozen other checkout-line magazines, I knew we were in for it. And yeah, I know I sound like a snob. I'm just sorry PH is reading like a magazine cover these days.

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on December 22, 2012
at 10:30 AM

aka "Paleo is not a weight loss program!"

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 22, 2012
at 10:30 AM

@Matt, It kind of sickens me how many threads on PH I've been seeing lately that just have to do with weight loss. I feel like the Paleosphere is somehow infiltrated by a bunch of people that are just acting out of poor body image rather than overall holistic health and wellbeing.

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on December 22, 2012
at 05:24 AM

I agree, this does work, and it does answer the question. Doesn't mean it is healthy or perfect, but it is short term enough to get the results she wants, probably without any problems.

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on December 22, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Wow, so many downvotes for all the answers...

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 22, 2012
at 02:56 AM

@Dan, the OP isn't trying to get healthy. This is the way to do it.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 21, 2012
at 11:32 PM

...says the PoopMasterMC

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 21, 2012
at 11:31 PM

Cut out water??? Hydration is one of the most important things for health. This may work as a weight-loss trick, but it is not healthy.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on December 21, 2012
at 10:45 PM

I answered the question accurately.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on December 21, 2012
at 10:44 PM

Hey whoever downvoted me, how about explaining why.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on December 21, 2012
at 09:10 PM

akman ++.

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on December 21, 2012
at 09:09 PM

Lol, all 5 answers so far are at -1.

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on December 21, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Thank you for that. I've been on weight watchers along with eating paleo so I mean I am eating my alloted points/calories and have maintained my weight loss for 6 weeks. I appreciate your feedback.

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on December 21, 2012
at 08:13 PM

If you want to lose weight in a short amount of time, the only way to do it would be to severely restrict calories (i.e. go into starvation mode). If you want to do it in a somewhat healthy way, I suggest doing a Protein Sparing Modified Fast (PSMF) where protein is your predominant macro. It's not very appealing since most people just eat chicken breast and broccoli for a week or two, while staying below 1000 calories.

And yes a majority of that initial weight loss could be water weight. And I guarantee that when you do resume eating a normal amount of calories, you will definitely gain most of the weight back.

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on December 21, 2012
at 08:23 PM

Thank you for that. I've been on weight watchers along with eating paleo so I mean I am eating my alloted points/calories and have maintained my weight loss for 6 weeks. I appreciate your feedback.

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on December 21, 2012
at 09:03 PM

The Potato Diet, dummies! Tried and true. Repeatable, predictable, and DO-able.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread67137.html

They have taken to calling it the ???Potato Reset??? and it???s been especially popular around the holidays. We look at it as a way to ???reset??? your eating, weight, and relationship with food.

These are the rough guidelines we came up with for the best version of the Potato Reset:

  1. Plan on eating mostly potatoes for 5-7 days (90%+ of calories)
  2. Eat between 2 and 4lbs of potatoes daily.
  3. Other foods allowed (but optional!): 1/2 cup sauerkraut, 1 cup bone broth, 1 tsp max daily coconut oil, olive oil, or butter, 1-2oz lean meat daily. Unlimited coffee, tea, and water.
  4. Spices, salt, pepper, and vinegar OK.
  5. Lifting of Heavy Things discouraged, think ???de-load week??? Lifting light things/walking OK.
  6. All normal supplements OK to continue
  7. IF???ing, especially by skipping breakfast encouraged.
  8. If you need to lose more weight, alternate the ???Potato Reset??? diet with healthy Primal Blueprint in 5-7 day increments.
  9. Not recommended for people who eat every 2-3 hours, have glucose issues, or have eating disorders.
  10. Highly recommended for people who have their hunger under control, have been eating PB style for 6 months or more, and are having trouble losing weight with the normal approaches.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on December 21, 2012
at 09:10 PM

akman ++.

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4cc257025ef3f543170cc5e83187225c

on December 22, 2012
at 04:51 AM

If you want to lose weight quickly google THE FAT FAST and try it for about 5-7 days, it should help you drop about 5-7 pounds of actual body fat within that time period.

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F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

on December 21, 2012
at 09:51 PM

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/rapid-fat-loss-protocol/

This may be healthier way that doesn't leave you completely nutrient deficient.

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94e89cc96d5a58b71f36b369b8082999

on December 21, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Cut water. When I have to cut water for a kickboxing match, I lose about 10 pounds and look remarkably thinner. Cut out all salt and carbohydrate 2 days out from the wedding, eat only very small, dense meals, and cut out water for the 36 hours leading up to the wedding. Sit in a sauna for a while or just work out with some sweatclothes on. It's not very healthy or enjoyable, but it works.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on December 22, 2012
at 01:41 PM

I don't advocate cutting water but I have to say I agree with Dan about the flood of paleo fad dieters. Ever since I saw the word "paleo" on the cover of Women's World and a half dozen other checkout-line magazines, I knew we were in for it. And yeah, I know I sound like a snob. I'm just sorry PH is reading like a magazine cover these days.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 21, 2012
at 11:31 PM

Cut out water??? Hydration is one of the most important things for health. This may work as a weight-loss trick, but it is not healthy.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on December 22, 2012
at 02:56 AM

@Dan, the OP isn't trying to get healthy. This is the way to do it.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 22, 2012
at 10:30 AM

@Matt, It kind of sickens me how many threads on PH I've been seeing lately that just have to do with weight loss. I feel like the Paleosphere is somehow infiltrated by a bunch of people that are just acting out of poor body image rather than overall holistic health and wellbeing.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 22, 2012
at 10:30 AM

aka "Paleo is not a weight loss program!"

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

(416)

on April 09, 2013
at 12:19 AM

people can die this way

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on December 21, 2012
at 08:58 PM

The Master Cleanse definitely works. I'm pretty sure it's unhealthy, but it'll do the trick.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on December 21, 2012
at 10:45 PM

I answered the question accurately.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on December 21, 2012
at 10:44 PM

Hey whoever downvoted me, how about explaining why.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 22, 2012
at 05:24 AM

I agree, this does work, and it does answer the question. Doesn't mean it is healthy or perfect, but it is short term enough to get the results she wants, probably without any problems.

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A048b66e08306d405986b6c04bf5e8e4

on December 22, 2012
at 02:44 AM

Try a garlic and papaya purge. You take garlic and papaya tablets, eat lightly and avoid salt at all costs, drink lots of water, and stay near a bathroom. You'll only lose water weight, but it's still weight.

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on December 21, 2012
at 10:59 PM

fasting for life bro

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1cdae1695d3e26b723829938a475c2a8

on December 21, 2012
at 08:49 PM

Immense quantities of laxatives

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 21, 2012
at 11:32 PM

...says the PoopMasterMC

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193b7fb0fec8913d5ebb3b99a04d21c6

(2918)

on December 21, 2012
at 08:46 PM

I think the most effective fast weight loss is some version of the Stillman diet, which is low fat, low carb. You're not supposed to do it for longer than 2 weeks, and the first week I think you are supposed to limit vegetables as well, so you will be really bored with food the entire time.

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