Dieting And Eating Disorders Part 2

I gave my thoughts about this topic months ago.
Since then, I’ve been following a forum posters story about her weight loss.
Her claims:
She’s lost about 135 pounds in a year.
She only eats one meal a day, hardly any fat, practically nil carbs*, and her calories total under 1000 a day, usually under 900.
Oh and she claims to work out 4-6 hours a day. Every day.

And has a full time job.
I’m skeptical.
However, she has developed quite a following because of her weight loss, in spite of common sense that something isn’t quite right about it.
I expect we’ll see her selling her “diet” soon. People are pleading with her to “share her secrets”.
(Anyone remember Kimmer?)
Is she a fake? No idea.
Her before and after pictures are odd.
When you have that much weight loss, it’s hard to tell if it’s the same person.
BUT, her after picture is in a sleeveless blouse and shorts, and there’s no hanging, sagging skin. In the before picture her upper arms are large, fatty, typical of someone who is older and has carried a lot of excess weight for years, yet in the afters they’re toned.

Call me a negative-Nancy, but I just find some “miracle weight loss” stories a little too fantastic to be believable, or in this case, sustainable.

Sure, some people lose an amazing amount of weight on crash diets, but it’s not sustainable over the rest of your life.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s