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Fruit Flush Diet?

Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I thought I beat my plateau but I stepped on the scale last night and the two pounds I thought I lost came back! I have no idea how, I’ve maintained a 1300-1500 calorie diet per day and burn 500 calories 5 days a week. I’m baffled!

Maybe I need to see a nutritionist?

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6 thoughts on “Fruit Flush Diet?

  1. For me, my body, I have never understood the one or two pound loss celebration. I can “lose” and “gain” a pound in an hour or two. I personally don’t count one or two pounds unless it is a consistant up or down. The fluctuation is normal FOR ME. Could be water. You know your body. But . . . I know you know this, but I am going to ask anyway because you sound frustrated . . . aren’t you at the gym a lot building muscle? Could your “non” weight loss be due to muscle gain? Maybe you could measure your transformation with a tape measure? Maybe you are tightening and toning . . . building muscle and loosing fat? So (as you know) your scale might not reflect the actual composition changes that are happening? Maybe?

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    1. I have definitely considered that I may be building muscle and toning/firming up. My husband says he can see a difference. I just need to get a measuring tape and take measurements, it’s probably way more accurate than the scale. It just gets frustrating cause I’ve been trying to lose weight for more than a month and the scale is not budging, it goes down but then it goes right back up, even when I don’t change anything.

      But it’s definitely a possibility that I am building muscle, and if that is the case, I’m okay with that.

      I think I just need to stop obsessing about what the scale says. If I’m eating healthy and the right portion sizes and working out, then that’s what should matter most!

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  2. “. . . .stop obsessing about what the scale says. If I’m eating healthy and the right portion sizes and working out, then that’s what should matter most!”

    Aahhhh. So just remember YOU said it not me! πŸ˜‰

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  3. What you lost was water weight, not actual WEIGHT. Like everyone else said, don’t worry about the number on the scale, its more about how you feel physically and emotionally. Flush and detox diets don’t do anything for you but slow your metabolism and switch your body into starvation mode, which will sabbotage your weight loss goals in the long run. If you want to detox try drinking some dandelion tea in the evening with lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. That will flush toxins from your system (as well as excess water) and actually boost your metabolism πŸ™‚ yay!

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  4. Throw the scale away! πŸ™‚

    If you eat well, sleep well, drink well, and exercise well, your body will become stronger, firmer, leaner and healthier, regardless of pounds.

    I say keep on exercising, and use this time to really educate yourself on nutrition, balance and health. Let your focus remain on lifelong well-being and not on diets to quickly shed weight.

    A truly healthy lifestyle is formed of education, application and trial and error. And it takes TIME! Sometimes I look at the healthfulness of my family and I am so thankful I married a man who cared about health/food/diet/exercise, because I came into this marriage knowing nothing! But habits of healthy eating have proven their worth over time.

    For us it’s been things like little or no caffeine, a lot of nuts and seeds, lots of legumes, mostly vegetarian diet, organic/free range meats, farm raised-vegetarian fed eggs, raw milk (if possible) or at least non-homogonized, tons of fruits and veggies, NO artificial ingredients EVER (in our home cooking, at least), no dyes, natural sugars (honey, agave, sucanat, maple syrup, and white and brown sugars only for really special treats! NO High Fructose Corn Syrup EVER, and no “fake” sugars such as spleda, sweet n low, etc. These things are like poison to our bodies, literally! This means no labeled “sugar-free” anything, because the sugar is just replaced with a worse-for-you fake sugar.), generous amounts of good-for-you oil (extra virgin olive, butter, extra virgin coconut) and no bad-for-you-oils (partially hydrogenated, vegetable oils, margarines, etc.), whole grains (wheat, spelt, corn, buckwheat, brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, and so on). We don’t do all of these perfectly, like the organic or the raw, for example– so much depends on where we live and our food budget at any given time. But over the years, these are the things that have played into our health.

    So I say keep on keeping on! And read, read, read. Everyone has an opinion, and you have to learn to simply educate yourself and go with your gut. My criteria usually flows from this thought: is it natural? is it sustainable? Is this common sense? Was this a good practice for our pre-20th century ancestors? By natural, I mean NORMAL. Full-fat dairy? That’s normal. Low-fat? That’s odd. We’ve done something to change the natural make up of a product, and it changes the products affect on our body. Pressed olive oil? That’s pretty normal. Strange oil concocted at high heat with chemical compounds from an assortment of vegetable matter, all of which don’t actually make their own oil? That’s odd. A zucchini from the garden? Very normal. A high-protein energy bar with ingredients you can’t read? That’s odd.

    Often what is not normal has a “healthy” label smacked on it, when in reality, it is anything but. I would humbly submit, diet drinks/shakes fall into this category.

    So, I look at what is “natural/normal” and I also look at what is sustainable– not for the earth, though that’s all good and important– but what is sustainable for a long-term habit. A person can’t live forever on diet drinks. A person can’t live forever counting calories and eating less that their body needs to function well. So what habits can I incorporate, fold slowly into my life, that are sustainable and will serve me well long term?

    Can you read all the ingredients on your label? Do you know what each ingredient is? Stick to un-processed as much as possible, stick to the edges of your grocery store and not the middle. And, trust your body. Trust that YOUR body was made for health, YOUR body was created to be strong, YOUR body was created capable of being the woman you want to be.

    I started my education by reading some of Weston Price’s materials. I learned a lot from this forum : welltellme.com. I found similar ideas in books by Michael Pollan (Such as “In Defense of Food: Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants)– my mom has that book, by the way, if you want to borrow it.

    As a culture, we have been dumbed down and have stopped actually THINKING when it comes to food. I think we have to delve deep inside for that good old fashioned dose of common sense, and throw out all the hoopla fed to us not only by the creators of heavily processed foods, but also by the proponents of a faulty science that says something other than normal, natural food is good for our bodies.

    Sorry for the tome. πŸ™‚ Love you! I think it’s awesome that you are pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and I really believe that education pared with application is key…. and it’s okay for that to take awhile.

    And for what it’s worth, I think you are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Harmony! I don’t know why I do “diets” instead of just following a healthy lifestyle like the things you mentioned. It’s like, I know all of that, and I know that artificial and GMO’s are bad for me, yet I still continue to eat them thinking it’s “healthy” when it’s really not.

      I’ve actually been doing lots of research the last few days and I’ve come to the conclusion that I just need to focus on being healthy and exercising and NOT focusing on what the scale says. If I eat natural, healthy foods and exercise than that is good enough for me!

      And I love you too, and I am so excited for William, he is such a little cutie and I can’t wait to meet him!

      Thank you for your input, it really encourages and motivates me!

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