Desperate to Lose Weight? How Much Do You Like Baked Beans?

April 11, 2008 9:16am CST
A man has lost 10 stones (140 pounds) by a diet of over half a tonne of beans! http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,91251-1312594,00.html Now I like baked beans, but I don't think I could manage 6 tins of them everyday! Surely he can't be getting a full and balanced diet? I mean sure he's lost the weight, but how healthy can such a limited diet really be in the long term? He's less at risk of bowel cancer, but what about other nutritional related illnesses?! What do you think?
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@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
21 Jun 08
I don't even like baked beans very much so, no I couldn't do this diet. Or if I did do it, I wouldn't be eating much beans so I would lose weight even faster than he did. I can't imagine eating just baked beans. I am dieting and all I have done to help me lose weight, is cut out the carbs. I have lost just over 20 lbs in the last 2 months and I feel really good, but I need to lose another 20 lbs and it is going a lot slower now and so some days I get really discouraged and I say to heck with the diet, and I have some carbs. But then the next day I feel quilty for it and I try to keep up the dieting without carbs till the next time I have to have some.
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21 Jun 08
I like baked beans, but the idea of this diet makes me feel quite nauseated! Well done on your diet so far. I hear a lot about cutting out carbs helping with weight loss. Unfortunately carbs seem to be my favourite foods! D'oh!
@raydene (9874)
• United States
11 Apr 08
Hi Hon I'm glad I don't have to sleep in a closed room with him beans can be a bit gas inducing.... oxxoxoxoxoo
15 Apr 08
Hehe. I wonder which is worse: this beans diet or the cabbage soup diet. I've heard that one's pretty pungent too! xxxx
@hezoid (2147)
11 Apr 08
I don't know how he can stomach 6 tins of baked beans a day!!! I hate them with a passion, so if i went on a baked bean diet i'd loose weight pretty quickly as i don't think i'd be able to even eat a single spoonfull. I do think that eating too much of one food can never be that good for you.
15 Apr 08
I rather enjoy baked beans on toast from time to time, but not everyday and certainly not 6 tins of them a day! I agree with you about too much of one thing. Doesn't sound right does it?
@paid2write (5201)
11 Apr 08
If you read the article he does not just eat beans, they are part of his diet. As long as he has a balanced diet, and it obviously has worked as a weight loss diet, I can see little harm in it. As the article points out he should eat the low salt variety because, as with all processed food, a tin of beans normally has salt in it and 6 tins a day would be far too much salt intake. The beans and the tomatoes in the sauce are good for him. For a healthier diet he really should get used to eating more freshly cooked food and try to get off highly processed and canned food.
11 Apr 08
I did read it, but it seems like he mainly eats starchy foods and I wonder how much fruit and veg he's actually eating. It doesn't sound very balanced to me, especially as you pointed out, he's eating processed foods more than fresh.