Bad Diets! Have you ever been on one?

@Jellen (1852)
United States
January 21, 2009 6:21pm CST
Have you ever been on a bad diet, one that left you feeling run down or worse than before you started the diet? Has your health been affected by staying too long on a diet plan? Describe the diet plan and what happened to your health as a result of following it.
3 responses
• Malaysia
22 Jan 09
i have ever starve myself and yes i did lost weight. but after all the confidence about being slimmer and have a great body i tend to eat like normal, like before i started my so called diet. and i gained the weight back and surprisingly i weigh heavier before i starve myself because my weight bounced higher.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I know what you mean. Been there. Done that. It's our western diet, the standard diet, that does us in. I once lost 93 pounds, and when I felt comfortable with my weight, I stopped exercising and I put a lot of the pounds back on. It's one thing to be motivated to diet -- even to eat healthy -- but I've found that without modest exercise, the pounds find a way back on.
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
yes. exercising is still the best and we must do it constantly because when we stop exercising i heard that it's back to 0 again. anyways, have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@Inklings (1257)
• United States
22 Jan 09
A few years ago, I tried that crazy cabbage soup diet. While I lost a few temporary pounds, I felt really drained and worn out after being on it for just a few days. The soup itself didn't taste bad, but it was still a foolish choice. I'm currently trying to lose a bit of weight, but I'm eating sensibly and exercising more.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
22 Jan 09
That's the best way to do it. I'm working at that myself. But that "exercising more" part of the combination is what's tough.
@Trace86 (5043)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I tried that cayenne pepper lemonade diet. You are supposed to drink a mix of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper all day for several days to clean everything out. Then start slowly adding back solid foods. I didn't last very long because I couldn't stand the burning in my stomach and the acidic diarrhea.
@Jellen (1852)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I've heard of that diet and almost did it once. But isn't it supposed to be just for 3 days? What kept me from trying it was the cost of grade A maple syrup. Now I'm glad I didn't.