Tuesday, 25 April 2006

How I lost a stone in a week

This is a diet I was handed and told that it was designed to help people crash lose a stone for operations. I tried it and lost 14 lbs, so I’ll pass it along since I can’t find it anywhere else on the net.

Day Breakfast Lunch Dinner
1 1 slice dry toast

with 1 gilled tomato OR tinned tomatoes
Fresh fruit - any amount 2 hard boiled eggs

Salad & grapefruit
2 Grapefruit


1 boiled egg
Grilled chicken with tomatoes

Toast
Grilled steak

Salad
3 Grapefruit

1 boiled egg
Fresh fruit - any amount 2 grilled lamb chops

Salad & grapefruit
4 1 slice dry toast Fresh fruit - any amount 2 hard boiled eggs


Salad & grapefruit
5 1 slice dry toast Fresh fruit - any amount Fresh fish

Salad
6 1 glass grapefruit juice Fresh fruit - any amount Grilled chicken

Carrots & grapefruit
7 Scrambled eggs

Grilled or tinned tomatoes
2 poached eggs

Spinach
Grilled steak

Salad

Their Rules

  1. No alcoholic drinks.
  2. Permitted drinks: Black coffee, tea, lemon/grapefruit juice without sugar.
  3. No milk, butter or fats.
  4. NO EATING BETWEEN MEALS
  5. Abstain from all not included in diet. Eat what is shown or go without.
  6. ONLY DIET FOR ONE WEEK IN THREE - TWO WEEKS OFF
  7. No substitutes allowed. The basis of the diet is chemical, not the quantities.
  8. Lunch and dinner may be swapped but only on the same day.
  9. GUARANTEED TO LOSE ONE STONE IN ONE WEEK.

My Tips

  1. The grapefruit sourness is a lot more bearable with pink grapefruit. Also, if you have a sweet tooth normally, bear in mind that grapefruit sweetens a lot in the last stages of ripening.
  2. I am used to eating like a pig, and thus had a lot of “empty stomach - must fill” type feelings. Drinking lots of water filled me up temporarily.
  3. If you are desperate for flavour on some of the blander dishes, add a little lemon juice. On the list of allowed drinks and can pep up things nicely.
  4. If you try the diet and it works for you, leave me a comment. I’m curious to see if it works for other people.
NB: This is not my diet, I merely transcribe; do not sue me if you die - James.

I also note the incredibly long list of comments from the previous location of this page - they are listed below...

  1. Kenny Said,

    May 10, 2006 @ 13:14
    I have tried a very similar diet before, though it was a two week one and it seemed to work. Im going to try this diet, today being th efirst day, and will let you know how i get on. I was wondering if you can swap the lamb chops for either chicken or steak?
  2. jaduncan Said,

    May 10, 2006 @ 21:12
    I don’t know, but I’d imagine so. Looking at the chemical consituents of the diet, anything without fat should work. Remember to keep the portion size similar though.
  3. Kenny Said,

    May 11, 2006 @ 15:06
    one more quick question, how much exercise did you do whilst on this diet?
  4. jaduncan Said,

    May 11, 2006 @ 18:01
    You evil f****!@!*….
    Uh…*coughs*basically none*coughs.
  5. Kenny Said,

    May 11, 2006 @ 19:34
    WHAT! and you still managed to lose a stone in a week???!!!fair enough, if it worked for you without exercise then well done. On a more personal note, did you do it for simple weight loss or before an operation?
  6. Joe Said,

    May 13, 2006 @ 05:06
    I’d love to lose a stone in a week, and could probably tough this one out. But, if I may ask, what did you weigh beforehand?
    I mean, if you weighed 13 stone beforehand that’s one thing, but if you were 16+ stone that’s quite another..
  7. jaduncan Said,

    May 15, 2006 @ 07:36
    I was 15.5 stone or so, and I was just doing it to look nicer naked. :)
  8. joe Said,

    May 30, 2006 @ 20:09
    I gave it a shot, and probably lost around 6-8 lbs. Not too bad, considering. I started at about 193 lbs.
    I started using a calorie tracker online as well, and it looks like this diet really does well for calorie restriction (around 1000-1200kcal/day) If your burning around 3000 kcal/day naturally, you’d expect to lose about 4 lbs/week just from that. So this came out ahead.
    What I did find, though, was that it’s not too hard to stick to this one. Good thing I like grapefruit juice…
  9. Cjackson Said,

    May 31, 2006 @ 10:34
    I tried it and lost 16 pounds in 1 week however I did 1 hour cardio and an hour of weights a day to I was 12.5 stone to start with!
    Now im just under 11.3 an im gunna keep going till I get to 10st!!
  10. jaduncan Said,

    June 5, 2006 @ 11:51
    *mouth open*
    Wow.
    Maybe I should have done some physical work also…
  11. Nadine Said,

    June 14, 2006 @ 10:48
    Can u drink as much water as u like on this?? i hope so! also can u use vinegar?
  12. katie Said,

    June 20, 2006 @ 13:52
    Started it last night and will let you know how I get on. Trying to lose some post pregnancy weight!
  13. Dave Said,

    June 20, 2006 @ 19:02
    does anyone know why it is advised to only do the diet for a week and have two weeks off? because i would like to do it 2 weeks straight to lose a couple of stones before holiday.
  14. anna Said,

    June 25, 2006 @ 18:04
    I am planning on losing some weight for holidays as I’m a very very active lady, I do the gym 4 times a week, horseride, dance and swim but a recent injury meant the only excersize i could do was walk my dog and only just. I want to try this diet allthough I am curious as to how easy it is to stick to ?
    Also Dave, I’m sure it says one week because It doesn’t contain everything you need to keep your body healthy, or similair so therefore you need to go back to regular diet after a week before u can go again, however it will train you to eat less therefore you won’t eat as much on your weeks off as you would normally.
  15. Dave Said,

    June 26, 2006 @ 13:48
    well i started my second week in a row yesterday and finish my 2 weeks on saturday. Im going to stick it out and see what happens, then aftrwards just start a new healthier eating regime and exercise regularly. Its going well so far and as long as I keep myself busy I don’t really find it too difficult. I have also found that I feel full very quickly and cannot eat nearly as much as I used to. Only difficult part of the diet is COOKING!!!!!
  16. Sam Said,

    June 28, 2006 @ 13:43
    WOuld you be able to swap the grapefruit for another fruit, maybe orange, because i dont like it…?
  17. jaduncan Said,

    June 29, 2006 @ 00:28
    Alledgedly not, though looking at the calorie count, I’d imagine you would actually still lose weight.
    If it’s the sourness, try pink grapefruit, they’re sweeter. Still an aquired taste though.
  18. Sam Said,

    June 29, 2006 @ 15:03
    Oh ok, i have looked on a calorie count website and oranges are nealy double of grapefruit. But i did notice water melon is quite similar. http://www.calorie-count.com I know some people lose weight and you cant tell, but with this can you tell that weight has come off?
  19. Kayleigh Said,

    July 1, 2006 @ 17:56
    Have tried the three day version of this and lost 6lbs so I’ll have to give this one a go. How hard is it to keep from putting the weight back on?
  20. danni Said,

    July 2, 2006 @ 16:08
    just started the diet today, i’m hoping it works, i did wake up quite late today for my breakfast, i hope what time you eat doesn’t effect this diet.
  21. Sam Said,

    July 3, 2006 @ 16:46
    Hi, my whole house started this diet today (after a weekend of bbq’s) Has anyone got any ideas for the fresh fish (dont usually eat it but ill give it a try… I do like halibut though and battered cod) also how to cook it? Its going well so far, im a big eater and have had some cravings today, but hopefully theyll pass as i get further into the week…
  22. joe Said,

    July 3, 2006 @ 21:27
    You can steam or grill the fish easily. Wrap a piece up in aluminum foil, with some chopped garlic, spices, and lemon, and throw it in the oven. It’s a snap. Don’t use oils though.
    Salmon, tuna, and swordfish are my favorites.
  23. Moti Said,

    July 5, 2006 @ 13:51
    kayleigh
    what is three day version of this diet
  24. Kayleigh Said,

    July 6, 2006 @ 18:53
    MOTI…
    It’s not the same diet, but this one’s also designed for pre-operation weight loss. (It’s much better if u have a sweet tooth though!)
    It claims you can lose 10lbs in the three days and i lost six…so its still pretty good. You’re only supposed to do it once a week (3 days on…4 days off)
    Hope it’s helpful if you don’t have the willpower to stick to the above one.
    I’m on day 2 of the week one and its goin well though.
    Day 1
    BREAKFAST
    Black Coffee or Tea
    1/2 Grapefruit or Juice
    1 slice of Toast with 1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter
    LUNCH
    4ozs Tuna
    1 slice of Toast
    Black Coffee or Tea
    DINNER
    2 slices of any lean meat (hot or cold)
    1 cup Green Beans
    4oz Beetroot
    1 Apple 4ozs regular Vanilla Ice Cream
    Day 2
    BREAKFAST
    Black Coffee or Tea
    1 Egg
    1 slice of Toast
    1/2 large Banana or 1 small
    LUNCH
    4ozs Cottage Cheese or Tuna
    8 regular crackers (Tuc or Ritz)
    Black Coffee or Tea
    DINNER
    2 Frankfurters (Hot Dog Sausages)
    4ozs Broccoli or Cabbage
    2oz Carrots
    1/2 small Banana + 1 Apple or 1 large banana 4ozs regular Vanilla Ice Cream
    Day 3
    BREAKFAST
    Black Coffee or Tea
    5 regular crackers (Tuc or Ritz)
    1 oz. Cheddar Cheese
    1 Apple
    LUNCH
    1 Boiled Egg
    1 slice of Toast
    Black Coffee or Tea
    DINNER
    4ozs Tuna
    1oz Beetroot
    4ozs Cauliflower
    ½ melon (any variety) 4ozs regular Vanilla Ice Cream
  25. Kayleigh Said,

    July 6, 2006 @ 18:56
    Meant to ask….for lunch can you make the fruit into smoothies?
    I’m amusing it wouldn’t make much difference, but you never know with some diets!
  26. carol Said,

    July 9, 2006 @ 20:54
    I’m off to Italy in two weeks and would love to lose a stone before then - probably setting my sights a bit high but I will try this and let you know how I go. Cheers!
  27. danni Said,

    July 14, 2006 @ 18:48
    The only reason that 3 day diet allows you to lose weight is because caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee and cola, can act as mild diuretics, which means they make the body produce more urine. So in fact, you’re just losing water weight and not actual fat.
  28. jaduncan Said,

    July 17, 2006 @ 07:42
    Yeah, I’d second that Danni. The thing I liked about the weekly diet is that the weight *stayed* off.
  29. vicki Said,

    July 24, 2006 @ 13:54
    i want to lose a stone, so i’m gonna try this diet. it seems to work for other people, hope it does for me. i tried that special k one.. you have 2 bowls for breakfast and lunch and then have a healthy meal for dinner. but.. it didnt work for me
    =(
    i’ll let you know how i get on
    xx
  30. vicki Said,

    August 1, 2006 @ 19:35
    lost 3 pounds in one day =)
  31. Ian Said,

    August 2, 2006 @ 01:02
    If anyone needs to lose weight mega quick, i did this for 2 weeks (well 3 days left but im on course for the full 2 stone loss).
    I ate 1 grapefruit around noon and a packet of prawns in the evening!
    Plus i exercised for 2 hours per day. I wouldnt recommend it, but the weight flies off! But you must lift sum weights so you dont lose muscle instead of fat.
    Also drink loads of water and try hard not to die. I had to lose two stone for something and had no choice. I was 12 now 10 and a half with 3 days left.
  32. vicki Said,

    August 9, 2006 @ 21:30
    wow 2 stone? thats right good! but.. it doesnt sound very healthy. cos you need carbs and stuff. but 2 stone.. thats amazing
  33. vicki Said,

    August 9, 2006 @ 21:30
    oh yeah and the diet is complete =) i lost 8 or 9 pounds. i guess i need to excersice more than actually diet
  34. Jude Said,

    August 15, 2006 @ 09:35
    I am going to start this 1 week diet. I would loveto lose a stone, hope it works for me. Not to be questioning anything, but Is this a healthy diet though?
  35. Alex Said,

    August 16, 2006 @ 11:49
    Started this diet two day’s ago and have lost 5lbs already.I love boiled eggs and grapefruit and all of the other things allowed. Have also had a glass of wine each eve topped up with spring water. Fantastic !!!!
  36. Alex Said,

    August 21, 2006 @ 13:13
    Day seven, and have lost a total of 10lbs. Went to a wedding on Sat and was forced to eat wedding food !!! Am delighted with this result.
  37. elaine Said,

    August 26, 2006 @ 23:39
    i really don’t like eggs so what can i eat instead
  38. Ellie Said,

    August 27, 2006 @ 11:33
    Can you use any vegetarian alternatives instead of the meat?…such as fish, tofu or quorn products? Or if not, will it have a big effect on the ammount of weight lost and kept off if you go with anything?
  39. Janet Said,

    August 29, 2006 @ 10:29
    This sounds similar to a diet I did years ago and I did lose quite a bit of weight. I want to lose 2 stone so started the diet this morning. I won´t do 2 weeks in a row, will let you know how I get on.
  40. Amit Said,

    August 30, 2006 @ 11:23
    Going on holiday in October.Will be starting the diet tomorrow.Will let you guys know what happens.Better to start earlythen later!
  41. lauren Said,

    September 19, 2006 @ 13:04
    hello i have tried this diet but i seamed to get really hungry and i started eating normal again how can i maintain this diet through out the course of the week.what do you think would happend if i just had three pieces a toast a day for a week! breakfast lunch and dinner? thank you lauren
  42. Throwing up? - Weight Loss Forum Said,

    September 30, 2006 @ 20:10
    Kramer auto Pingback[...] Throwing up? Lol, is it such a bad thing to make yourself throw up just once in a while when you over step your daily "allowance" lol. I’m not turning into a Ballemic or whatever they care called but i wouldnt mind doing it sometimes just on those days where i eat too much. Also, i have lost a stone so far right, and about 3 weeks since i started my diet i ate ill guess around 12-1500 cals a day, maybe a bit less. Then later i came across this website: James Duncan’s Web Page � How I Lost A Stone In A Week And i tried it for a while, next time i got on the scales i had lost about 11 lb’s in about 4-5 weeks. I dont know if that lean diet plan helped, or was it that boost you get when you start a diet? __________________ http://tickers.TickerFactory.com/ezt…4fc/weight.png Main Goal: To lose the remaining 1 stone and possibly re-gain at least half of it in the form of muscle. Hopefully by Christmas (if thats possible) [...]
  43. emma Said,

    October 12, 2006 @ 20:51
    i just wanted to ask if you dont like egg what els could you have ?
  44. steph Said,

    October 24, 2006 @ 13:35
    Hiya! am 13 n i want too lose weight i have just started ur diet n lets see how it goes am 9 stone a lil bit over so i want too be slimmer too fit into nicer clothes anyway ill get back too u n see how this diet acctullay works but for now am off bye cya in a week
  45. steph Said,

    October 24, 2006 @ 13:41
    thanks and can i have apple juice in ba tween or does it have too be grapefruit dont get me rong i lyk grape fruit lol and can i have a odd apple in bewtween breakfast n luch n dinner?
  46. Joanna Said,

    October 24, 2006 @ 16:26
    HEy, I just started today and it’s going alright… I’m not an egg person though and found it a little hard to stomach through the 2 boiled ones for dinner. Does anyone know if there’s something else I could eat instead? Any suggestions would be helpful.
    Thanks
  47. steph Said,

    October 24, 2006 @ 17:16
    You could have is it for dinner well if it is u could try another thing meat or something it is rather healthy i suppose or vegtables you dont have too eat exscatly wat it says.x love steph.x
    ps.do you no what can keep me going for a hour excersise
  48. Nic Said,

    October 25, 2006 @ 11:10
    I started on monday and and now very hunry but have followed it to the letter, lost 5 pound was 10 stone and want to be 9 stone again, i am starving today had one egg and grapefruit today think i will have my dinner in a min before i pass out, can’t exercise at all i go shacky, can i have bananas on the eat fruit for dinner days.
  49. emily Said,

    October 28, 2006 @ 17:05
    Am going to start this diet tomorrow. need to lose 10 lbs,this week. Am doing this with my mum Alex, who lost masses in Aug. Will keep you posted. Cheers.
  50. steph Said,

    November 5, 2006 @ 17:12
    am 10 stone now it doesnt lose it it gains it :O I done everyfink it said!
  51. elise Said,

    December 4, 2006 @ 01:46
    im going to try the diet and i hope it worksxx
  52. gayle Said,

    December 5, 2006 @ 20:02
    im 8 and a half stone and would like to make it 7 and a half how could i lose weight fast
  53. gayle Said,

    December 5, 2006 @ 20:11
    is any 1 on here that wants to lose a stone within one week and how are they doing it xx
  54. Gill Said,

    December 6, 2006 @ 16:00
    Hi, I’m on day 1 of the diet, and feeling quite good, i don’t eat a lot of fruit so it’s been really good that i have had 4 pieces for lunch!! I have weighed myself and am 11.2 so hoping to be 10.6 by the end of the diet, it’s healthy for you the foods recommended and eating salad fruit and fish are on every diet so if anything it will kick start me into my healthy eating plan, I have been drinking loads of water too
  55. Jane Said,

    December 7, 2006 @ 14:10
    I’m starting too
  56. kamakaze Said,

    December 7, 2006 @ 16:22
    I have just started today, so i will let you all know how i get on after 7 days.
    I weighed in this morning 11 stone 11 pounds so hopefully, next week, the scales will be 10 stone something.
  57. kamakaze Said,

    December 8, 2006 @ 22:01
    To Steph,
    Your the only person who as said you have put on weight! looking at a previous post, i noticed that you have wrote…
    “you dont have too eat exscatly wat it says.x love steph.x”
    Well thats just it Steph, you do have to eat exactly what it says because it is a chemical diet designed to lose weight before ops! Its only a week how hard can it be to stick to a diet for 1 week without trying to change it? I dont like Grapefruit but im still eating the dam thing!
  58. Kirsty Creheen Said,

    December 14, 2006 @ 09:54
    i am starting this diet today… want to feel good in my clothes again and get back into my skinny jeans …. wish me luck.
  59. Betty Said,

    December 26, 2006 @ 22:52
    I need an alternative to meat and fish as I’m a vegetarian. Any suggestions??? :-)
  60. Teresa Said,

    December 31, 2006 @ 09:16
    I have been on diet since friday its now sunday morn and i am hooked this diet is so good but you need will power, so far i have lost over 4lbs, i have completely missed out the grapefruit part as i loathe it and it doesnt seem to make a difference also i have had chicken on the steak and lamb days as its the only meat i like, will post another update at the end.
  61. Estelle Said,

    January 2, 2007 @ 23:18
    Hi, just a quick 1, i tryed this diet 3 weeks ago, it’s the best thing i’ve ever done i lost just under 15ibs and i’m now doing it again as i’ve still got a couple more stone to lose, hopefully i will be able to keep the weight off aswel after, i am having a couple of weeks off this but still eating healthier but only loosing a couple of ibs awk. Starting this great diet again on Monday, Thank you
  62. Madge Said,

    January 3, 2007 @ 09:34
    Hi, tried the 3 day diet a while ago, is really hard to stick to but lost 6 pounds, hopefully this new diet will work am going to Australia in 6 weeks and want to lose 2 stone before I go starting the diet on Monday as my bday is Sunday, Im 5″5 and weigh 10 stone 4 pounds
  63. C Dawg Said,

    January 3, 2007 @ 18:31
    Gonna Give This Ago…Might Switch A Few Things Round…As I Only Want To Use It As A Kick Start To My Weight Loss, Gonna Start Tomorow…Currently Weigh 147 lbs…Will Keep U Guys Posted :)
  64. Kriztianne Said,

    January 4, 2007 @ 13:29
    Hey! i started a low carb diet 3days ago, plus walking the dogs most mornings for half hour! I had a quik look on the scales this morning thinking there would be no change and i lost a few pounds already!! so i am gonna start this 1 week diet for a kick start and go bak to my low carb after that!!!
    Im soo glad i found this site, and i love boiled eggs!! i can have a little mayo with this low carb diet as it only had 1g of carbs in it :)im 14stone now and wanna get bak to 10!!! also i will join the gym, watch this space,lol!
    Kriztianne in spain. x
  65. C Dawg Said,

    January 4, 2007 @ 23:30
    Well…Todaii…I Ate….A Bowl Of Cereal…Then…I Snacked On Fruit…Then For Lunch i Ate Some Pasta…And Had A Pack Of Skittles…Then…I Ate Some More Pasta For Dinner…Snacked On Chocolate…Got Weighed Tonight…And Im Already 3 lbs lyter :) Go Meee :)
  66. Steph B Said,

    January 6, 2007 @ 17:53
    Hey just started the diet today all is well so far!
    Just wonderin if u managed to keep the weight off, and what did u eat in the weeks after the diet?
    Let u know how I get on, Cheers!
  67. Cadhla Said,

    January 7, 2007 @ 10:36
    Hi there third attempt at starting this diet. This time have manged to keep to it. It is day 3 for me and the hardest thing i found previously was the weekends and also the willpower. This time started on thursday and am not baneed people from coming round at the weekend and as i said stuck with it. On day 2 flet really bad hunger pangs but ok now.Lost 4 lbs already was 9 12 and am 9 8.
    Also have had no bowel movements is this normal?
  68. kwamzy Said,

    February 6, 2007 @ 00:31
    Started the 7 day diet today and can’t believe I might be a stone lighter by sunday. I really hope this works, need to get rid of my post baby 4 stones!!!!
  69. kwamzy Said,

    February 6, 2007 @ 00:33
    James, have u attempted this again? instead of having all my fruits in one sitting on a fresh fruit day, can i just snack on them during the day. Perharps give myself a maximum of 5 fruits a day?
  70. Kiera Said,

    February 7, 2007 @ 00:56
    Hey there. i have searched everywhere on the net for almost an hour on various search engines for this exact diet and only just found it so THANK YOU!!! I deleted it off my coputer before i left wor instead ofsaving it. I only got to day four last time i tried it and didn’t comlee it (made it up to lunch time) and i had lost half a stone by then. It didn’t come straight back on either but i was a bit more careful with my eating habits for a long time afterward. It helps kick start you in to the right sort of regime overall and if you can stik out the seven days, I have no doubt you will acheive your goal. I may post back after COMPLETEING a week! lol
  71. kwamzy Said,

    February 8, 2007 @ 16:35
    kiera, there must be something about day 4’s cos i’m on day 4 and just about to give up. Really need a potatoe right about now!!!
  72. natasha Said,

    February 10, 2007 @ 20:48
    hi guys, glad to see this diet is working for ya all! I’m gonna start on mon and do it for 2 weeks. I weight 10 stone so far and am aiming for 8 as i am such a shorty!
    Question- please can anyone recommend a substitue for the breakfast on the days where it says brown toast as im not a fan of toast. maybe a grapefruit? or an egg?
    Good luck everyone, keep up the hard work!
  73. rahim Said,

    February 12, 2007 @ 13:49
    Hello there. My wife and I tried this diet three years ago. My wife did it twice. On the first occasion she managed four days and lost 6 lbs. On the second attempt she managed to complete the week and lost 15 lbs! This motivated me to try it and i managed to lose 12 lbs in one week. The weight did not come back on and i managed to lose several pounds more by implementing sensible eating habits based loosely around eating less, the GI principles and avoiding too many carbs. I was initially 12st 9lbs. After this diet i was 11st 11lbs and went on to get down to 10st 10lbs.
    Over the last two years my weight has creaped back up again and I weighed-in this morning at 11st 6lbs. I lost my copy of this diet and was therefore delighted to find it here. I am starting again today and hope to reach 10st 7lbs by this time next week.
    By the way, when we did the diet last time my wife insisted that she had read somewhere that no nintake of salt, pepper, vinegar, garlic or any such flavouriings was permitted. This made for some miserable meals i can tell you. I am nmot sure if she is correct. Does anyone know? I would be so grateful for your advise on this one. For now I will assume she was incorrect and will use basic flavourings. Thanks. Rahim (London)
  74. Anonymous Said,

    February 12, 2007 @ 14:02
    hi started this morning and it’s good i just really want to lose stone hope it works - what exercise would you recommend and can you do this 2 weeks in a row abd does it stay off ? thanxs
  75. rahim Said,

    February 12, 2007 @ 15:29
    When i did it last time i did not do any stenuous excersice, just a little more walking than usual. Personally i would not recommend doing two weeks in a row. See what progress you make in a week and after that if you want to lose more weight try again in two or three weeks time. The weight did stay off last time and only started to come back when I began to slip up in my eating habits. Good Luck for the week to come!
  76. jaduncan Said,

    February 12, 2007 @ 19:35
    Well, I have done this twice, and the first time I had no real seasoning, but the second time I did. There was no real difference (except for sating that need to eat something that isn’t completely bland. I used tobasco and vinegar based flavourings on the basis that it’s chemically similar to other acid based stuff you are allowed such as lemon juice. It’s probably not a great idea to use things that have added sugar etc…but it’s like 800 calories a day, it’s barely managed starvation. You will lose weight.
  77. Anonymous Said,

    February 12, 2007 @ 22:37
    rhamin thanx gd advice im on day 1 and havent cheated feels gd but does any1 knw if u can swap the chicken because of the bird virus wil beef b ok
    Hope everyting wrks out 4 every1 who started 2day keep ya all posted x
  78. rahim Said,

    February 13, 2007 @ 00:43
    Hi All. Day One completed. I have stuck to the programme except for a tiny amount of vinegar in the salad this evening and some skimmed milk powder with my tea. I am really pleased to read in the message above that you have tried this before and added some seasoning. That makes things considerably easier.
    Does anyone know whether the fruit can be eaten throughout the day or just at the meal times? I imagine meal times only is probably safer!
    Additionally, does anyone know if any of the salad and friut items are restricted?
    Finally, sorry, i do not know if you can swap beef for the chicken. What I do know is that here in the uk, where we have had an outbreak of Avian Flu this week, the scientists are adamant that there has never been a single case worldwide of anyone catching Bird Flu from EATING an infected animal, so the risk with chicken is minimal.
  79. Sammi Said,

    February 13, 2007 @ 12:06
    hi i was wondering im a vegetarian and there meat in this can i just eat the salad because i have read that this is a chemical diet so i dont know if it will still work for me :( i really need to loose weight im 9.8 stone and it sez i shud b 8.6 so i guess that means alot of work does it not lol im going to exercise aswell so opfully i shall get it off because i have my life survival course soon dont want to drown ne1 by trying to save them lol so yes can i replace the meat with just salad because i dont eat fish either ok many thanks xoxsammixox
  80. Sammi Said,

    February 13, 2007 @ 12:09
    Also woopsy daisies can u just drink grapefruit juice instead of a grapefruit as liquids fill me up more many thanks xoxsammixox
  81. cutesparkle Said,

    February 13, 2007 @ 15:59
    Hi everyone,
    I’m doing a similar diet and its a bit more bearable than the one above but it works the same!!Just incase any of you are struggling with this one
    The rules
    Are simple. You follow the diet as written.
    No substitutions, no cheating, and no starting this diet wihout consulting your doctor first.
    You will lose weight fast, and a lot of it, so make sure your body is ready for it.
    There is nothing listed in the diet menus that cannot be found anywhere.
    Use salt sparingly. During the week do not eat fats except as listed.
    If there is a food you dislike, then this diet is not for you. No substitutions are allowed, but follow as written and you will lose weight fast and in a healthy manner
    Three meals a day are allowed Breakfast, Lunch and dinner and they listed in that order below against each day.
    SO here you go the lose weight fast diet follow it as written and watch the pounds fall off.
    Monday
    1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey Coffee or Tea
    Sliced cold chicken. No skin. 1 tomato Water or diet drink
    I can Tuna
    Mixed Green salad no oil, or dressing
    1 slice brown bread
    1 piece of fruit in season
    Tuesday
    1 piece of fruit in season
    1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey
    Coffee or Tea
    Mixed Fresh Fruit Salad Water or diet drink
    Grilled ground meat steak. 350 grams only
    Tomato, cucumber and olives. No oil
    Tea or Coffee
    Wednesday
    1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey
    Coffee or Tea
    1 can of Tuna fish1 grapefruit
    Water of diet drink
    Any Roast meat
    Mixed Green Salad, no oil
    1 tomato
    Tea
    Thursday
    1 piece of fruit in season
    1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey
    Coffee or Tea
    2 hard boiled eggs
    Cottage Cheese
    Tomato
    I slice of brown bread
    Water or diet drink
    Boiled chicken (as much as you want)
    Mixed Green Salad, no oil
    Tea or coffee
    Friday
    1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey
    Coffee or Tea
    Large bowl of cottage cheese
    Green salad, no oil 1 slice of brown bread
    Water or diet drink Grilled fish of any kind
    Large mixed salad or vegetables
    1 slice of brown bread
    Tea
    Saturday
    1 piece of fruit in season 1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey
    Coffee or Tea
    Large Mixed Fruit salad Water or diet drink
    Oven roasted chicken Tomato salad with lettuce and fresh onion
    1 grapefruit Coffee or Tea
    Sunday
    1 piece of fruit in season
    1 slice of brown bread without butter or honey
    Coffee or Tea
    Sliced Cold Cuts
    Mixed cooked vegetables
    1 Grapefruit
    Water or diet drink
    2 hard boiled eggs
    I slice of brown bread
    Mixed salad no oil
    Tomato
    Coffee or tea
    Remember, no cheating. Drink also water in between meals if you are hungry. Drink water in any case, between meals. Eat early. Do not have your diner after 19:00 hours under any occasion.
  82. Sammi Said,

    February 13, 2007 @ 21:35
    please sum1 suggest me i want to start it tomoz xxx
  83. natasha Said,

    February 13, 2007 @ 21:46
    hi sammi
    just wondering if u wud lik to b my diet buddy?
    i’m 10st and wanna get down to 8 and a half so i have a little more than you to lose but as we are of similar size i thought we cud help each other. wat do u think?
    i am intending to start tomorrow too so if ya see this let me know wat ya think. we cud report back on this site every nite n tell each other how the day went. i found that doing a diet with sumone else and having to report back made me stick to the diet alot better.
    not looking forward to the dry toast n grapefruit!
    good luck n bring on the weight loss!!!
    Tash xxx
  84. natasha Said,

    February 13, 2007 @ 23:21
    if anyone reads this tonight please can u let me know how much exercise and what type i should do this week to lose the stone. Im 10 stone at the moment and find it hard to shift the weight so think ill need sum exercise. any suggestions?
    Tx
  85. rahim Said,

    February 14, 2007 @ 12:47
    Hi there all. I am just starting day three. I have lost 3 lbs already. It feels like it is getting easier. Yesterday felt really hard and I kept thinking about giving up but today i feel more encouraged and less tired.
    Sammi, you can drink grapefruit juice instead of eating grapefruits. I did that last time and lost 12 lbs in a week.
    Natasha. Good Luck. As for excercise you cant do too much on this diet as you are not consuming enough calories and may damage your health if you excercise too much. I would advise regular brisk walks, perhaps 30 minutes twice a day. Believe me, if you stick to the diet you WILL shift that weight.
    I will keep an eye out for your progress.
  86. natasha Said,

    February 14, 2007 @ 15:13
    hi rahim,
    thanks for ur support. its great knowing that everyones doing it together, its definately making it easier for me!
    one question- can i eat bananas as part of the fruit section? they re quite filling, but wanted to check before eating one.
    keep going guys!
  87. rahim Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 00:45
    Hi there. I have completed five full days. This morning, the start of day five i weighed in at 11st 1 or 2 lbs. That means i have lost 4 to 5 lbs in as many days.
    I have cheated a little bit with skimmed milk in my tea and some vinegar and tabasco dressings to the salad and grilled meat. I also ate 4 lamb chops instead of two. I don’t mind if i don’t lose a whole stone. Last time i lost less than a stone during the diet but was motivated by that weight loss to lose more through healthy eating afterwards.
    Natasha, as for bananas, i usually eat one per fruit session. I did that last time as well.
    Something i remember from last time is that most of the weight came off right at the end of the diet. I’m hoping the same happens again.
    Hope it goes well.
  88. natasha Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 01:12
    hi there all,
    i’m sooo annoyed at myself! I tried to avoid the chinese at my mates bday bash tonight but failed miserably!
    can anyone tell me- do i re-do today or start all over or go straight to tomorrows diet?
    cant believe it! haha.
    hope you guys are doing better than me! definatley will not be going off tracks again though!
  89. Sammi Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 14:48
    hi natasha i havent had internet its been down so i havnt started the diet yet but yh sure course we can be hehe im determined to stick to it 10% need to b skinny im lyk the biggest in my year haha well maybe not the visually biggest but i weigh a lot haha so yh ahhh does any1 no if i can just eat the salad not the meat im a veggie and dont eat fish hmmm wb xoxsammixox
  90. natasha Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 16:01
    hi sammi,
    cool well i’m re-doing yesterday cos i messed up sooo much! ate chinese haha. oh well. but yeh im def going to stick to 100% this time cos i go on holiday to Texas in 5 weeks and wanna get from 10stone to 8! bigggg challenge. may not achieve it but i’m going to try. i’m not totally sure about the salad thing…do u eat quorn? maybe you could eat that with the salad? ya mite feel abit faint with just salad, unless u can chill out and not exercise much? hhmm. my friend is a veggie, ill ask her for u.
    speak to ya soon and good luck with ya 1st day!
  91. Sammi Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 18:23
    lol ahhh im going to exercise as much as i can so then better result if u get me ahhh do u mind me asking i no u shud enver reli ask but how old are u wb xoxsammixox
  92. Rikku Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 18:23
    Hey,
    Im starting the 3 day diet on monday, hopefully it will go well :).I will tell you lot how it went. Just bought the ingrediants today, don’t need to lose a stone because that would be too much, a few pounds will do me fine because I have had 2 chinese’s for the past 2 days lol.
  93. Rikku Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 20:00
    Here is a vegetarian diet I found…
    DAY 1
    Breakfast
    (Include a glass of fruit juice with each option)
    190g of reduced-sugar and reduced-salt baked beans with 60g grilled mushrooms and 65g grilled tomatoes followed by a 125g pot of diet bio yoghurt with 120g stewed prunes.(306cals, 2.2g fat)
    Lunch 1 portion of brown rice salad with chickpeas (mix together 50g canned chickpeas, 100g canned tomatoes, 1tsp Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, a dash of Tabasco, 30g onion, 1/2 clove garlic, 200g boiled brown rice and 1tbsp fresh basil).(376cals, 4.3g fat)
    Dinner
    (Follow each option with a piece of fruit)Beetroot, fennel and lemon risotto with aubergine salad
    1 portion of beetroot, fennel and lemon risotto served with 1 portion of grilled aubergine salad. (547cals, 20g fat)
    DAY 2
    Breakfast
    (Include a glass of fruit juice with each option)
    1 serving of baked summer fruits served with a 125g pot of plain very low-fat fromage frais, followed by a slice of sesame Ryvita topped with 150g sliced apple and 2 tsp lemon curd. For the summer fruits bake 60g raspberries, 70g peach, 50g strawberries and 40g blackberries in a slow oven for 30 minutes. (285cals, 2.8g fat)
    Lunch
    1 bowl (250g) of canned potato and leek soup with 80g French bread. (346cals, 8.9g fat)
    Dinner
    (Follow each option with a piece of fruit)Ratatouille and baked potato
    1 portion of Romanian ratatouille served with 1 medium (180g) baked potato. (591cals, 20.4g fat)
    DAY 3
    Breakfast
    (Include a glass of fruit juice with each option)1 bowl (30g) Weetaflakes, topped with a handful of raisins and 125ml skimmed milk, followed by a glass of banana and strawberry smoothie (whizz 60g fresh strawberries and 250ml cold skimmed milk in a blender with 100g chopped banana; top with ice). (336cals, 0.9g fat)
    Lunch 100g baked tofu burger served with 120g baked yam, 120g tomato and onion salad with 7g fat free dressing For the tofu burger recipe (serves 4), you need 350g firm tofu, 1 medium onion, chopped, 45g chopped leeks, 75g rolled oats, 20ml soya sauce, 25g breadcrumbs, handful of coriander leaves, chopped. Mix all ingredients together, season with celery salt and pepper, shape into burger shapes and bake at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 20 minutes.(408cals,10g fat)
    Dinner
    (Follow each option with a piece of fruit)Carrot and orange soup and broccoli flan. 1 bowl (300g) of carrot and orange soup, followed by 1 slice (120g) of wholemeal broccoli flan served with 1 baked yam (130g) and 1 portion of green vegetable medley. For the carrot and orange soup you’ll need 500g grated carrots, 1 litre of water, 1 medium onion, chopped, 60ml unsweetened orange juice, salt and pepper, a handful of chopped coriander, 20ml single cream or creme fraiche. Put the main ingredients in a pan and bring to boil, simmer for 1/2 an hour or until carrots are soft. Liquidise, season, garnish with coriander and cream. Serves 4. (568cals, 20.9g fat)
    DAY 4
    Breakfast
    (Include a glass of fruit juice with each option)1 bowl (30g) unsweetened tropical muesli with 125ml skimmed milk, followed by a slice of multigrain rye crispbread topped with 30g sliced fresh pineapple and 15g reduced fat cottage cheese. (270cals, 3.4g fat)
    Lunch 1 portion of rice noodles with Quorn, followed by 100g mixed fruit salad. For the noodles, add 270g cooked rice noodles to 300ml miso-flavoured stock (miso paste is sold in supermarkets) and garnish with 90g Quorn fillets, shredded, 110g pak choi, 60g sliced carrots and 10g sliced spring onions. Season with Shoyu (low-salt soya sauce). (363cals, 5.5g fat)
    Dinner
    (Follow each option with a piece of fruit)Vegetable moussaka, plus yoghurt dessert
    1 portion of vegetable moussaka, followed by 1 pot (125g) of diet bio yoghurt with 120g stewed prunes. For the vegetable moussaka you’ll need 500g aubergines, thinly sliced, 120g corn oil, 225g onions, thinly sliced, 5g garlic, crushed, 225 chopped mushrooms, 280g cooked red split lentils, a handful of torn basil leaves, 2 bay leaves, 25g tomato puree, 250g tomatoes, sliced, 500g boiled potatoes, 500g white sauce made with skimmed milk, 2 small eggs and 150g grated mature cheddar cheese. Fry the aubergines with half of the oil and drain. Fry the onions and garlic in the remaining oil and add the mushrooms, lentils and tomato puree. Now add the bay leaves and basil leaves, season, cook for 5 minutes and spread onto the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Layer with aubergines, followed by the tomatoes and then the potatoes. Beat the eggs into the white sauce and pour over the potatoes; sprinkle over the cheese and bake at 180C/350F/gas mark 4 for 25-30 minutes. (Serves 4).(560cals, 21.2g fat)
    DAY 5
    Breakfast
    (Include a glass of fruit juice with each option)
    1 bowl of instant porridge (made with 1/4 pint skimmed milk) topped with 60g fresh chopped strawberries, followed by a bowl of fig, melon and banana salad with crystallised ginger (mix 100g sliced banana, 55g halved figs, 100g chopped honeydew melon and 10g chopped crystallised ginger together; chill until ready to eat).(307cals, 2.5g fat)
    Lunch 1 serving of pea and pumpkin curry with 175g steamed Thai fragrant rice.(392cals, 7.5g fat)
    Dinner
    (Follow each option with a piece of fruit)Quorn korma and rice. 1 portion (250g) of shop-bought Quorn korma served with 1 portion (180g) of boiled Basmati rice and a tomato and cucumber salad (145g).(591cals, 18.4g fat)
    DAY 6
    Breakfast
    (Include a glass of fruit juice with each option)
    2 slices (72g) of wholemeal bread topped with 30g reduced-fat cottage cheese and 40g canned pineapple chunks, followed by a bowl of crunchy tropical fruit salad (mix together 25g sliced papaya, 30g sliced kiwi fruit, 30g pineapple chunks and 1/2 passion fruit; top with 15g unsweetened muesli, lightly toasted under a medium grill for 5 minutes). (288cal, 3.4g fat)
    Lunch
    150g boiled wholemeal spaghetti, served with 85g tomato and garlic pasta sauce and 15g Parmesan cheese, followed by a small serving (100g) of canned rice pudding topped with 30g fresh strawberries.(377cals, 10g fat)
    Dinner
    (Follow each option with a piece of fruit)Beanburger pitta pocket. 1 grilled beanburger (180g) served inside a large wholemeal pitta bread, stuffed with 90g mixed salad leaves and topped with a tablespoon of low-fat Greek yoghurt flavoured with a squeeze of lime juice.For the beanburger recipe (for 8) you’ll need 270g canned pureed red kidney beans, 20g vegetable oil, 90g finely chopped onion, 1 clove of crushed garlic, 90g grated carrots, 75g oatmeal, 1 tbsp Vegemite, a handful of basil leaves, torn. Fry the onion in half of the oil until brown, add garlic and the remaining ingredients. Form into 8 burgers, brush with the remaining oil and grill under a high heat for 5-7 minutes turning halfway during cooking.(559kcals, 12.9g fat)
    DAY 7
    Breakfast
    (Include a glass of fruit juice with each option)
    Any of the above breakfast meals
    Lunch 1 bowl (300g) canned lentil soup, followed by 1 plain toasted bagel (70g) filled with 30g hummus and 40g grated carrots.(352cals, 5.8g fat)
    Dinner
    (Follow each option with a piece of fruit)Chickpea curry and salad. 1 portion (280g) of chickpea curry served with 2 chapattis (110g) and a green salad with yoghurt-based dressing.For the chickpea curry you’ll need 1 large onion, chopped, 2 garlic cloves, crushed, one and a half tbsp vegetable oil, half a tsp chilli powder, 1tsp ground cumin, half tsp ground coriander, half tsp ground ginger, 250g chopped canned tomatoes, 20g tomato puree, 650g boiled or canned chickpeas, 450ml vegetable stock. Fry the onions until soft, add garlic and spices and cook for another 4-5 minutes over a medium heat. Add the other ingredients and bring to the boil, cover and then simmer for 1 hour. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. (Serves 4).(576cals, 17.5g fat)
    Snacks (twice a day)
    Bio yoghurt - any flavour (125g contains 68 calories, 0.1g fat) Dried fruit - any kind (60g mixed dried fruit contains 160 calories, 0.2g fat) Vegetable crudites with low-fat soft cheese (30g celery, 30g carrot and 30g Tesco Healthy Eating Light Soft Cheese contains 49 calories, 2g fat) Fruit - any kind (80g banana contains 76 calories, 0.2g fat; 160g mango contains 91 calories, 0.3g fat; 112g apple contains 53 calories, 0.1g fat) Popcorn (30g contains 68 calories, 0.8g fat) Malt loaf (35g contains 108 calories, 0.8g fat) Breadsticks (30g contains 118 calories, 2.5g fat) Pumpernickel bread (33g contains 73 calories, 0.3g fat) Rye crispbread (30g contains 96 calories, 0.6g fat) Tesco Healthy Eating Currant Bun (55g contains 142 calories, 2.5g fat) Fruit teacake (40g contains 110 calories, 0.9g fat)
  94. natasha Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 22:51
    19, how old r u sammi? im probs a bad influence to ne1 younger than me. though, my BMI says that i am over weight for my height. so i hope im not being too cruel on myself.
    can ayone tell me if i shud start the diet again if i break it? or just go straight to next day?
  95. natasha Said,

    February 17, 2007 @ 22:54
    also where abouts in the u.s r ya from sammi? does ne1 know wat texas is lik for eating out? im moving there in september and am a little worried about the eating situation. im not sure how many diet options there are there.
  96. natasha Said,

    February 18, 2007 @ 16:10
    god i have sooo many questions, v sorry. but does anyone know if i can substitute the red meat for turkey or prawns? thanks Tx
  97. Anonymous Said,

    February 18, 2007 @ 20:19
    you can eat prawns they will be fine
  98. x z x Said,

    February 18, 2007 @ 20:34
    hi everybody i have dun this diet for 3 days last week and i lost 7lbs i was so pleased, but i cheated and had cereal so i am going to start the full week tomorrow x i would like to weigh in at 7 and 1/2 - 8 stone as i 5″6 and i am 9 and 1/2 and would like to look better in a bikini lol x
  99. Sammi Said,

    February 18, 2007 @ 23:36
    im not from the u.s im from u.k lol and im 15 hahahhaa xxxx
  100. natasha Said,

    February 19, 2007 @ 19:07
    x z x did u exercise too? can everyone pls tell me what exercises they did to lose the stone? thanks. also how much fruit are you eating? i know it says unlimited but im just wondering. i kep breakin my diet so i reckon more fruit at lunch cud help. Tasha
    p.s- sammi where in uk u from? hows the diet goin? u managin it with the vegies?
  101. x z x Said,

    February 20, 2007 @ 00:21
    YES I RAN 4 MILES IN 1 DAY BUT NOT EVERYDAY THEN I CYCLED THAT WAS IS HOPE U CAN STICK TO IT !
  102. natasha Said,

    February 20, 2007 @ 16:58
    cool, that’s great. yeh going well now, on the second day n feelin strong haha!
  103. Jonathan Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 00:31
    hey. i play rugby and i have had a really bad injury. i had to have an operation so i have been out of training for a while. during this peroid i have gained 1 stone and i am back playing. so i have been training and i find it really hard to eat less as i need energy to train and i am hungry after training. i have not been playing as well and i am very concerned about this. i have tried starting this diet but broke it on the second day!!! can anyone give me advice on how to make me feel less hungry. i am also feeling weak and tired. can someone help me please.
  104. Paul Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 15:33
    Hi Guys’s i’m going to start this diet tomorrow as i’ve put on a stone over the last 6 months since i’ve been going out with my girlfreind, if anyone would like to join me on the task ahead that would be superb as we could motivate each other? I’m also doing the reading half marathon on March 25th and im now a stone heavier since i did the Swindon one a year ago and i completed it under 2 hours which is what i want to do again, so pls pls pls help me somebody?????????????? E-mail me at allsoul2002@yahoo.co.uk
  105. julie Said,

    February 26, 2007 @ 21:11
    Hi th3ere just started the diet here goes i was wondering though what does salad consist of and also what do you mix the egg up with for scrambled egg not milk i presume water maybe how delicious.
  106. Paul Said,

    February 27, 2007 @ 12:55
    Julie for the scrambled egg just mixed the eggs togather and microwave for 2 mins, trust me sounds weird, but it tastes better with no milk!! Are we allowed to use olive oil? Just having my first breakfast now, dry toast with a tomato lovely jubley!! Good luck guys!
  107. natasha Said,

    February 27, 2007 @ 18:23
    hi guys is anyone starting their diet tomoz n want a diet buddy? I know this sounds crazy cos so many of u have said it works but im so skeptical- how is it poss to lose a stone in a week? ne1 know how this diet works? also if i skip the breakfast will it still work as well or not? just cos im paranoid about the toast..carbs cant b good rite? let me know if it has worked for u pls! i wanna get down from 10 stone to 8 in a month…is this possible?!! hope u guys are all doing well! keep it up!
  108. Paul Said,

    February 27, 2007 @ 18:32
    Hi Natasha, well i started today so we can motivate each other if you like? I am starving Marvin at tyhe moment!!!!!!!
  109. natasha Said,

    February 27, 2007 @ 19:01
    hi paul yeh id lik that a lot. great, now i have to stick to it haha. thank god my will power is still havin its christmas holiday i think. been quite gud today but lookin forward to hardcore discipline tomorrow. do ya think its weird being able to eat steak n chops? not complainin, just bit puzzled. have u tried this b4? aw well hold in there, have a herbal tea haha.
  110. Paul Said,

    February 28, 2007 @ 10:18
    Hi Natasha, yeah i thought it was a bit weird to be able to eat Lamb Chops but its all good i guess, the eggs are boring me now and we are only on day two!!! Grapefruit for breakfast is rather enjoyable, and i dont know weather i’m imagining this but i feel like ive lost weight already!!! Good luck for today.
  111. jaduncan Said,

    February 28, 2007 @ 11:53
    Hey, I just wanted to say it’s really nice to see you guys helping each other out. Hope it’s still going well.
  112. natasha Said,

    February 28, 2007 @ 14:26
    hey paul, that’s awesome about feelin lik ya lost weight already! i’ve just been to the gym and did a spin class, a pilates class and half an hour of weights n cardio. off for a run now too! got the exercise bug today i think. Think i messed the diet up a little tho because i ate scrambled eggs on dry toast instead of havin the egg salad and the toast for breakfast…hhmm..probably not the best idea. just guna have fruit for dinner. i’m guna follow it to the letter for the rest of the week! i have 2 stones to lose this in 4wks!
    Tash
    p.s- are you exercising too? also, have u tried putting salt n pepper on the boiled eggs? i’m quite likin them, tho im finding it hard not to snack! And yeh- the grapefruit is really good. gonna keep that up after the diet.
  113. Paul Said,

    February 28, 2007 @ 15:46
    Hey Natasha, Glad your having an active day, im at home having lunch now just tried the grilled chicken on dry toast and as Borat say’s “I LIKE” The answer to your question is Yes i do exercise I did an hour in the gym the last 2 days, and i do weights at home, going straight to the gym tonight as i’m doing a half marathon at the end of the month. I do use salt n pepper and i use soy sauce occassionally as well to taste things up abit. The graefruit is fab as well, the pink one is defo alot nicer than the other!!!!
  114. natasha Said,

    March 1, 2007 @ 08:45
    yeh i’m enjoyin the food to be honest, just findin it hard not to snack. I’m redoing day 1 as i think im not meant to combine the eggs n toast lol. oops. with only 3wks till my hol, i am definately following this to the letter. Going to the gym a few times today inbetween other stuff and i’ll hopefully get a run in this evening. that’s awesome about u doing a half marathon at the end of the month! i’ve just started running so i’m only managing 3miles a day but eventually i’d love to be doing that! keep up the gud work! Tasha
    p.s- have u lost any weight yet?
  115. Paul Said,

    March 1, 2007 @ 16:12
    I must have lost weight tash as i’ve not eaten properly for 3 days now!!! I have hunger pains!!!
  116. natasha Said,

    March 1, 2007 @ 21:42
    well, ya doin really well paul to put up with them! i did ok today, only broke it a ittle. def better than normal but tomorrow i’ve pre planned all my meals so I can’t go wrong haha. gonna try and avoid all the chocolate that my flat mate has stashed in the kitchen cupboards! Looking forward to gettin to next Friday and hopefully weighing a stone less! keep it up paul,i’m guna be a gud girl tomorrow and go thro the hunger pains with ya! haha.
  117. Paul Said,

    March 2, 2007 @ 10:12
    Try and stick to it today hun, dont give in to temptation!! I live with women and i have to avoid the tempting smell of chocolate all day long!!! Keep it up Tash…
  118. natasha Said,

    March 2, 2007 @ 19:14
    hey paul, hows today been? u still got the hunger pangs? thanks for ya little note there, it stopped me eatin the bowl of cereal that im desperately craving haha. Not gonna break it tho! oh but dont mention the chocolate! i’m trying to avoid the cakes and choc in my flat but i’m more than aware that they are there. nightmare haha. keep goin! haha just another 5 days for u and 6 for me! …then poss another week if it works hehe
  119. Paul Said,

    March 2, 2007 @ 19:32
    Not good tash i had a sandwich at lunch coz i felt dizzy :-( im starving but i will stick it out, cooking a steak now :-) just 3 more days to go!! Good work with the cereal and i wont mention the c word again.
  120. natasha Said,

    March 2, 2007 @ 20:01
    aw no worries hun, its better to have eaten than stay feelin faint. u just guna re do todat tomoz or go straight to next day? u weighin yaself at end of the week? i cant wait 2 c if it works. tho tea time is sooo hard. keep it up anyways paul, im still proud of ya so keep it up.
    p.s- i love stew too..life is so cruel haha ;~)
  121. natasha Said,

    March 2, 2007 @ 22:35
    damn it, hun ….i ate the cereal! wat do i do- start DIET again or just restart tomorrow? yikes! im sorry! haha. im so bad at this! lol
  122. Paul Said,

    March 3, 2007 @ 17:47
    this is so hard i felt faint a dizzy all last night and i had to have a kfc chicken burger and a twix as i was starving!!!! i still feel dizzy now!!!!! been good today tho, ooops tho i had a cider!!!!
  123. natasha Said,

    March 4, 2007 @ 13:32
    haha hey paul, ya make me laugh! i know exactly how ya feel this diet is a bugger to do lik! i went out last nite and had a few drinks and an extra slice of toast. think im guna relax today (but not go crazy) then start tomorrow. it is officially 3wks tomorrow that i go to texas so im guna try to stick to it for 2 weeks straight. have ya considered increasing portions rather than breakin it? lik have 2 slices toast n 2 chick breasts n more salad etc. also try bananas for lunch. i have been trainin lik 3hrs a day and i need to bananas to keep going. let me know if ya fancy climbing back on the bandwagon with me tomorrow! I have seen a dress i want lol, sure ya can’t relate to that like but it’s helpin me want to stick to this evil diet!hope ya ok anyways hun, keep goin!! (p.s- surely the cider is counted as apples haha)
  124. Paul Said,

    March 4, 2007 @ 13:47
    I miss pick n mix and jack daniels so much Tash i want to cry!!!!! i had a fry up for breakfast today it was a healthy version honest :-) gonna take it easy today and crack the whip again tomorrow so lets start again then yeah?????? if your training 3 hours a day you must be as fit as paula radcliff, i hope your not weeeeing on the street like she does mind!!!!! speak later alligator, snap snap!!
  125. natasha Said,

    March 4, 2007 @ 14:23
    haha…i don’t do weein on the street thanks hun! im environmentally friendly lol. that was legendary that lik. haha. yeh well im a student so i run in the mornin n then do atleast 2 gym classes a day, i dont lik doin nothin..hehe im not true student am i? lol. but cant get rid of the thighs n bum lol. i am pretty fit tho n have gud muscle mass…mid u not if i keep eatin maccy d’s lik i did today :( lol.
    yeh we’ll start again tomorrow rite from the start n together! rem to increase ya quantities if ya need to mr! yey day of freedom! feel lik jesus b4 his last supper, think mine mite b a curry hehe.yum yum yum
  126. Jackie Said,

    March 5, 2007 @ 21:38
    hi Natasha and Paul,
    Have you been on the diet a full week yet?
    how much weight have you guys lost? Does the diet work? as I need to get my weight down by half a stone before the 23/3 or I can not have an operation to redo a bad scar on my tummy due to MRSA virus so i am desperate to know if this will work.
  127. becky Said,

    March 5, 2007 @ 22:08
    hi, im going on holiday in 3 months and want to lose about 2 or 3 stone, how long would you recommend i go on this diet for?
  128. natasha Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 09:19
    hi guys- first of all im pretty sure it is workin tho i keep breakin it at dinner time so im probs not the best person to ask. all i can say is that i think half a stone by 23rd is very do-able esp. if ya have a bit of weight to lose- do u? the diet is hard and requires lots of planning but i find i9t relatively nutritos. make sure ya drink lots of water tho! very important.
    becky- how much do ya weigh now? if ya have 2-3 months i would do it for one week of 2 of the months. make sure ya stick to it to the letter and try drinkin green tea at the same time. if ya havent got much weight to lose ya will be better exercising and perhaps just doing it for the 1 week.
    let me know if i can help you further. i fin my diet next mon as paul and i only started yest so ill let ya know how it goes!
    best of luck x
  129. Jackie Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 12:52
    Hi Natasha,
    I have started the diet today , just had my lunch - banana and a plum,can you have a fruit smootie as well? as it says as much fruit as you want?I am 12 stone and I need to get to 11 st 6 for the 23rd March, my BMI need to be below 26 or I can’t have the op,
    Good luck this week, you are a day ahead of me so I will use you and Paul as my motivation…so please keep going for me
    Thanks
    Jackie
    x
  130. natasha Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 13:53
    hey jackie, well done sweetie- start straight away n it ll seem easier, hangin around thinkin about it always makes it harder to start. ya ll find today will prob b the hardest day and maybe day 4 too. i was a good girl today, just had ma chicken and tomatoes! just need to get through the evening!
    can i ask- to find your BMI did they measure ya fat percentage or have they figured it out from ya weight and height on a chart? As if they have taken a body fat percentage test, ya shud do some weights to burn the fat fast. however, if it is measured by weight and height then you wud really benefit from some cardio. can u do any exercise with the condition your in may i ask?
    hold in anyway, you can do! i’ll b on motivating you lots dont worry x
  131. Karen Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 18:30
    Hello crazy people!!! LOL
    think im gonna start tomorrow and just try for a week.
    Good luck everyone and please wish me luck as i think i will need it.
  132. Karen Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 18:34
    will it really work? i am getting excited now
  133. Karen Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 18:39
    sorry to be a pain, but does it have to be blk tea? surely one cup of t a day with a little milk wont hurt will it? or will it?
    any other tips anyone?
    some of you guys said your use flavourings such as vinegar and tobasco is this honestly ok?
  134. natasha Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 19:02
    hi guys are any of u snackin? im findin this so hard today! keep breakin it by evening time. any tips x
  135. Jackie Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 19:10
    Hi Natasha,
    My BMI was worked out by my weight and height , I have had lots of ops over the last 2 years, due to endometrosis, which had strangled my bowel and I had an emergency op to remove part of my bowel, when I came round, I also had a colostomy, as the surgens thought the tumours were cancer, finally last Jan (06) I had a dual op consisting of a full hystorectomy, my insides cleaned of all endrometriosis and the clostomy reversed-unfortunately I got MRSA and my tummy has been left in a bad way and I am hopefully going in for plastic surgery on the 3rd April, only I was told yesterday, that if I did not get my BMI down to below 26 the op would be cancelled, so you can understand why this diet really has to work for me,
    I am exerising at home using a lateral thigh trainer, however I am on medication which keeps the weight on me, since Jan 06 I have put on 2+1/2 stone and gone from a size 12 to a 16+
    The weight side does not bother me but I really want the plastic surgery and tummy tuck for my self esteem, as it not a nice sight!
    going for my salad now, I have found today quite easy…so far??????
  136. natasha Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 19:18
    hi jackie,
    wow u poor love, ya have had a really bad time with all this.I can totally see why ya want this to work. i’m sorry that i havent been able to stick to it , as if i had i cud tell ya for def if it works. to b honest im findin it really hard. i understand the principles and even pre-prepare all my food but im a terrible food addict. i’m great till dinner and then i just lose the plot. i’m guna keep tryin tho. ill start again tomorrow cos i realy believe that this diet will work. one thing i’ll def do is keep ya motivated. just make sure ya listen to ya body too- as ya are so fragile make sure that u dont push yaself too far.
    haha wat do ya think of the lateral thigh trainer? i have that too but lik my diet i hardly follow the plan. have u found it effective? x
  137. Jackie Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 19:41
    I first got the thigh trainer 2 years ago and used it for about a month and I did start to see a difference, but then -I got ill and with all the stomach trouble ,I have not used it, have started using it again after xmas only have not kept it up ,however I am going to use it every day whilst i am on this diet,just to give it a try -
    What do you guys put in your salad - I had lettuce, tomato, red pepper, celery,spring onion and beetroot - is this okay???
    I have eaten more today than I normally eat - my god chicken and steak tomorrow - are you sure this will help me loose weight?????
  138. Jackie Said,

    March 6, 2007 @ 21:05
    Hi Karen,
    Good Luck tomorrow, I have found today (day one) really easy,
    I think that chatting with others on the diet really helps , so keep in touch and speak to you all tomorrow
    Jackie
  139. natasha Said,

    March 7, 2007 @ 13:23
    hey guys,
    well it does seem to work! it’s amazing to read what everyone has written,it sees to work for those who can stick to it. I have switched diets today to the fat burning diet:
    http://www.slimmingsolutions.co.uk/slimmingblog/?p=29
    the reason i have switched is because i exercise 4hrs a day and with working in a nightclub at night (and not stoppin all day!) i found that i needed snacks. this diet is ideal for those who need to eat more frequently and it is also very healthy as there is a great rejuvenation soup and lots of fruit and veg involved. the diet discussed on this forum is fantastic and if you can follow it i think it’ll work- just personally i need more food. however, if this fat burn diet doesnt work ill go back to this.
    if anyone has tried the new diet im doin can you pls tell me if it works!
    good luck guys, remember it’s all in the mind! make yourselves proud x
  140. Karen Said,

    March 7, 2007 @ 14:04
    Hi Jackie
    didnt manage to start today as its my shopping day today so i thought i would get everything i need tonite and start tomorrow.
    How is going for you?
    Are you sticking to everything or are you changing things slightly?
    Im not sure how i will cope with the drinks, i dont like coffee and i dnt like blk tea or lemon juice really so its just gonna be water which is fine but not for a whole week!!!
  141. becky Said,

    March 7, 2007 @ 19:58
    is this a diet where you can actually see the difference, because ive been on a few but you cant tell the difference on the outside. All i want is to shift the inches on my jelly belly and to lose my hips, so hs anyone got any other advice because im finding this one really difficult because i dont like grapefruit or eggs :-(
  142. Jackie Said,

    March 8, 2007 @ 00:36
    my last messages seem to have disapeared - good luck karen and becky - i have not cheated at all and its working
    speak to you guys tomorrow
    Jackie
    x
  143. Jackie Said,

    March 8, 2007 @ 08:41
    wow I am surving - I am starting day 3 and I have weighed myself this morning and I now weigh 11st 10 I have lost 4 lb in 2 days…..i dont like tea or coffee with out milk but I have found lady grey bearable , but I have mostly been drinking water, not usually a lover of grapefriut, but I bought some red ones from tesco’s and they are quite nice and sweet. try also green tea - it is well known for its weight lose propeties , my sister is trying green tea tablets as they are suposed to shift the weight from your waist line????
    I can beleive it - I only need to lose another 4lb and i will be ok to have my op - wow!
    good luck Karen and becky - i will keep you updated through out the day, I find if I need a snack or get a hunger pain, logging back on here and reading evryones comments gives you motivation, and you forget the hunger!
    Jackie
    x
  144. Anonymous Said,

    March 8, 2007 @ 16:25
    Hi All
    Just wanted to add my bit
    I am on day 7 and boiling up a bit of spinach as we speak.
    So far the diet does seem to be working, I have definately lost weight but as I don’t weigh myself I can’t say in pounds, however my jeans are loose now :)
    I will say that this diet is not for those who lack willpower as you can feel quite hungry at times and need to be strict. I found that keeping myself busy and having a chug of grapefruit juice helped to stave off the hunger. I also ate my meals as late as possible…i.e breakfast at 11, lunch at 3 and dinner at 7. Once you pass day 4 you are laughing
    Good luck
    Jo
    I will definately be recommending the diet on my site http://www.ewegotit.com when it is finished :p
  145. Jackie Said,

    March 8, 2007 @ 22:10
    Have survived another day - day 4 tomorrow, this is the toughy going by what everyone says, the problem with me is I have a party tomorrow night and I will want some alcohol,do you think a couple of glasses of wine or gin and slimline tonic will put all the weight I have already lost back on?
    just got weighed and I am 11 st 9 now, which means 5 lb lost already…Think the weekend will be the hardest,
    If I break the rules tomorrow night, will I have to start at the begining or just carry on?????????
  146. Paul Said,

    March 9, 2007 @ 00:36
    this is a crazy diet for crazy people. tash babe how you getting on????? stick to the jack and coke diet followed by a chicken jalfrazei :-)
  147. sai Said,

    March 9, 2007 @ 01:33
    hi everyone iam started the diet today jus wanted to know could i have jus the salad instead of the steak and chicken
    thanksss
  148. karen Said,

    March 9, 2007 @ 08:35
    Hello everyone
    Your right Paul crazy people.
    This is day two for me, went to bed hungry but woke feeling quite full which is unlike me.(strange) So i am gonna leave breakfast as late as poss.
    Had a good day yesterday ate everything i should.
    Think today mite be hard as i am going out so i wont be at home to prepare my meals. so not to sure how it is gonna plan out.
    Sai - i was probably gonna do the same as u and have just salad, but as i’m only on day 2 i dont know if it will still work or not, i should think so.
    Any one doing any exercise? surely we must need to tone up.
    Have a good day all.
  149. Jag Said,

    March 9, 2007 @ 10:59
    Hi,
    I’m starting the diet on Sunday but I don’t eat meat.
    I saw the veg version from RIKKU - would you still lose the same amount as the meat diet? If so then i’ll do the one Rikku sent. Please let me know as i really want to lose weight. Thanks x
  150. karen Said,

    March 9, 2007 @ 15:35
    Hmmmmm, not a very good day today
    i was out shopping through lunch so i had a go-head bar to keep me going, then when i cam home i have had 2 slices of dry toast and tomatoes and a pack of mini chedders.
    I am still gonna carry on as much as i can tho and see how it works.
  151. mememesammihi Said,

    March 9, 2007 @ 18:47
    hi guys
    omg ive done day 1 abouta million times i need to keep my self working but wen im at skl i get sooo hungry i hav to have snack a jacks i have definatly put on weight i think im worrying ahhh im goign to start agen tomoz go running in the mornin and keep myself active thing is wen it gets the to evenin i get reli reli hungry so i end up eating about 8 slices of toast grrr y am i soo fat all the skinny people eat so god damn much and are soo skinny its driving me crazy i wana cry agen
    wb
    natasha howz it goin for u
    luv u
    wb
    xoxsammixox
  152. sade Said,

    March 10, 2007 @ 14:54
    im going to follo dis from monday but i dnt lyk grapefruit can i swap it for sumthin else.and im 13 me nd mi m8s r goung to do this
  153. natasha Said,

    March 10, 2007 @ 20:24
    hi paul, i know babe this diet is definately hardcore! i love ur diet idea haha tho think it ll b korma for me haha all out, no point doin things in halves ay! haha. how u doin hun? xx
    p.s- oh n sammi chick, dont worry. no need to beat yaself up about it. yeh it’s a hard diet so why not incorportate the grapefruit and the fruit and veg and make your own healthy diet. ya ll be able to stick to it and the weight will stay off longer. cud have completed one of those by now! luv tash xx
  154. natasha Said,

    March 10, 2007 @ 20:25
    p.p.s- Hi jackie love, how is it goin? did ya managed to get the weight off for ya op? xxx
  155. saira Said,

    March 11, 2007 @ 01:10
    hi everyone iv jus finished day 2 of the diet but i want to know what day did any of you guys feel like u were losing weight, i dont want to weigh myself yet as am scared il be dissapointed and start eating everything xxx
  156. Jackie Said,

    March 11, 2007 @ 09:52
    Hi Natasa, thanks it’s going great,been away for a few days, but i have stuck to it, appart from 2 glasses of red wine on friday night, just got weighed and my god I am 11st 5lb so i am a lb below my tatget weightfor my op and I still have 3 full days to go, This diet is great, just stick to it, i can’t beleive how much weight I have lost-
    Good Luck everyone - remember if you start to feel hungry just log on and read the site it gives you the will power to keep at it -
    How’s it going Karen?
    here’s to my day 5 - thought it would be hard today - I love my Sunday roast - but chicken and carrots is not a bad sub ???
    Let you know later How I am getting on
    Saira - I weigh myself evry day and I have been dropping 2lb a day , but looking at other comments on the web , most of the weight comes off a the end of the diet, god i could go below 11stone at this rate!
    Jackie
  157. Jackie Said,

    March 11, 2007 @ 11:38
    Think I was half asleep before, I am on day 6 not 5, must of had a blonde moment!wow tomoorow is my last day! best get to tescos and buy some spinach.
    So what happens in weeks 2 and 3 , I hope after all this the weight doesnt start to creep back on? any good tips?
    I am going to treat myself to a curry on tuesday as a reward for sticking to it .
    jackie
  158. saira Said,

    March 11, 2007 @ 13:28
    thanks hun jus need some reassurance lolll, i weighed myself today and iv lost 4 pounds which means its been 2 pounds a day so am well happy bout that, il be posting my progress on the site thankkk xx
  159. kamakaze Said,

    March 11, 2007 @ 13:45
    laugh out bloody loud! just reading through some of the posts and noticed, especially poor natasha, alot of you fail giving in to temptation tut, tut! Come on guys its 7 days of your whole life im sure all of you could dig deep and do this diet. I done it, i lost 10 pound i have had 3 weeks off and am going to start it again for one last time then hopefully i will be at my required weight. And whats with people asking can i swap this for that? For gods sake it clearley says Not allowed to swap foods and if you dont like it then go with out, it dosent mention bloody PRAWNS, does it???? NO!
  160. natasha Said,

    March 11, 2007 @ 20:54
    hi guys, well im gettin back on the bandwagon! u guys have done sooo well! and can i just say- thank u so much kamakaze, i needed sum1 to b blunt n kick me up the bum! i really want to do this and your right- it’s bloody 7 days! i go to texas 2 wks tomoz and am still 10stone and want to get back to 8 and half (wat i was when i 1st started seeing my man…the reason i am goin to texas!) by the time i see him! guys im guna be on here daily and, if you can, i wud love ur support…i def need it! i will stick to it to the letter, no snackin n no substitiution! promise! well done all of you with the amazing will power, you deserve your fab results! xxx
  161. natasha Said,

    March 11, 2007 @ 20:55
    p.s- has anyone done this for 2weeks and if so did they find that they lost another stone or was it harder to lose that amount? thanks again guys! xx
  162. debbie Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 08:54
    hiya all im starting this diet today but the only thing ill have a problem with is i will have to have a sweetner in my tea or coffee im hoping this wont hurt but still i am gonna lose weight maybe not full stone but ya cannot go on this and not lose weight after the rubbish diet i have been following takeaways choc all rubbish food lol good luck everyone i will let ya know how i go !!
  163. Jackie Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 12:17
    Hi everyone , I am day seven and I am really starting to see the inches come off as well as the weight, I weighed in this morning at 11st 4lb but I find as the day goes on the weight comes off , so I am possibly lighter now! any way up to now I am 10lb lighter than I was when I started the diet, so for me its worked, I am going to have 3 days off - I will just eat healthy and then start back again, i would love to drop to below 11 stone and I would be happy going down to 10and a half, so thats my goal!
    Let you know tonight how my last day has gone and then tomorrow on the total weight loss
    Jackie
  164. debbie Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 14:52
    ok so far today ive stuck to this only had sweetner once in coffee this morning and have stuck to water since then so so far so good its got to be worth it after reading all your comments has made me even more determined stick with it we CAN DO IT FOR JUST 7 DAYS !!! then healthy eating untill we do it again im sure good luck all .
  165. Liz Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 16:24
    Hi All
    Ive started this diet today finding it really hard as im starving cant wait to get home and eat the egg and salad, does this really work as i dont want these hunger pains for a week and it not be worth it in the end??
    xxx
  166. sade Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 17:03
    h3ya i started 2day we had no toast so i had a apple nd a pple 4 lunch.nd i hav flavoured water nd im ganna hav the dinner 2 nyt is that ok plz sum1 tell me xxx
  167. debbie Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 17:30
    i think perhaps you should eat a bit more that a apple for lunch cut up lots of fresh fruit and eat as much as you can hun or you will be very tired and the water should be tap water the flavoured waters can still contain lots of sugar . try and make sure you have exactly whats on the diet its the chemicals in the food that makes this diet work good luck ill let you know how i get on also my first day today and have got through it well so far !!
  168. natasha Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 18:17
    hi guys, gone ok so far - had tomatoes on toast and then 2 plums for lunch. but i havent had time to shop and have roast veg (no potatoes for dinner) is that ok as a salad replacement do ya think? xxx
  169. sade Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 18:33
    aww fanxs 4 the tip dibbie
    k ill bare them in mind 4 2moz
    ill try nd take sum mixed fruit to school
    im gana proper stick to this i hope it works 4 me nd 4 everyone else
    im on mi forst day is well
    has anyone lost weigh yet?
    w/b sum1 xxx
  170. Jag Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 19:13
    Hi, I’m on day 2 of the diet - not liking the grapefruit at all..eat it with a pint of water. Still need to know if i can do the vegi version as i’m doing this diet without eating the meat or egg. I’m going to weigh myself tomo morning to see my progress! Well done Saira keep up the good work! xx
  171. Jackie Said,

    March 12, 2007 @ 22:58
    hi Jag, try getting red grapefriuts they are alot sweeter than ordinaey ones and taste much nicer.
    I have just completed day 7 - wow!
    Will get weighed in the morning and see what I weigh - I have had coments today about how much slimmer I look- by 3 different people so it must have worked - good luck everyone
    Karen how you gettin on - have you given up?
    keep at it Natasha - I will be logging on to see how your doing and I will keep you all informed if the weight stays off after day 7
    Jackie
  172. debbie Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 08:40
    ok day 2 today got up feeling pleased bcos i didnt give in last night when i felt starving hungry so made a cuppa black tea and sipped it that helped , i also ache bcos i did lots of exercise yesterday but thats a good thing bcos its obviously working hehe so every 1 else good luck with day 2 keep with it we can do it if i can any 1 can lol
    my only downfall so far is a sweetner in my tea or coffee first thing in the morning so can be to bad can it let me know how your all getting on thanks debs x
  173. debbie Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 08:41
    ps… WELL DONE JACKIE FOR COMPLETING 7 DAYS WTG YOU !!
  174. Jag Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 12:47
    Hey,thanks Jackie - I’m eating the pink grapefruit at the moment..but will get the red.
    I’m on day 3 - feeling very hungry..weighing myself tonight to see any progress, hope it works! Need to lose the inchs.. thanks for your help
    Jag x
  175. becky Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 14:12
    hi guys, im abit disappointed with myself because i dont have string enough will power to do this diet, espeically since im at uni an have two jobs, so its difficult to blanace the meals n i usually snack on an orange when im hungry.
    I have however lost half a stone in a week!
    I bought a trampoline so ive been jumping around on that for an hour a day, and doing general toning up exercises helped aswell.
    Not quite there with the washbaord tum yet, but half a stone in a week is good enough for me, an all i did was have salad an grapefruit juice off this diet!
    Still got 4 months before my hol so the weight will be off!!
    Good luck to you guys, i know you need willpower, just dont cave like me!
    Have found a new diet that works too, the speical k thing works, and theyve got a new scrummy cereal too, the speical k bliss one with chocolate and strawberry!
  176. Jag Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 14:51
    Hi Becky - wanted to know did you stick to the diet or did you have snacks in between? As I’m having grapefruit, saled, the toast and tomotoes, spinach and carrots - No meat! Will I lose half a stone as well?
  177. natasha Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 18:05
    hi guys, has anyone done this and been missin things out? i know it says if ya dont wanna eat something dont substitute but will i not lose as much if i miss meals (lik breakfast) . does this diet work by me having every meal or will it work better with the lower calorie option i seem to be doing today? (only had a plum and a peach) the reason i ask is not because i wanna be a twiggy twig n lose 10stone in a wk, more because i find that eatin brekkie makes me starvin by lunch!
    well done jackie and keep going beckie- im at uni too with a bar job and a day job too so i know the feeling. my life is all over the place with no routine and i go out a few nites a week so tryin not to drink! it’s hard but 1/2 a stone a week is wicked! well done! xxx
  178. sade Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 21:51
    heya i just finshed mi second day and im really dissapointed i had
    breakfast:1 boiled egg lunch:grilled chicked nd ice pop nd 5 harbio sweets(not a packet just the little sweets) dinner:salad with mushrooms nd i drank sum mango juice,i fill really bad i havent stuck 2 it :(
  179. natasha Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 22:20
    hi sade start again tomoz, we love a tryer on this site honest! read back n ya ll see we have all had bad days (me more than others…n im keepin that title guys!!!) just dont feel guilty n get back on track. we’re all doin it together n know how ya feel. im goin out clubbin now- no alcohol, no diet coke even!!! why oh why lol! not breakin it tho! xxx
  180. sade Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 22:26
    fanxs natasha
    i cnt start 2moz i dnt have all da food i need,so im going to start from were im frm then on monday just eat really healty,i hope i lose a bit of weight by sunday,is it true that if you eat something ur not meant to that u will lose no weight atall.
    hope u hav a gd tym natasha xxx
  181. Emma Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 22:41
    Hi
    Im on day two of the diet ahhhh Im hungry lol!
    But Im sticking to it im sure by thurs it will be plai sailing!!!!!!!
    Been a bit down today probably body getting used to diet etc!
    I am going to stick to this!!!! so will be checking in with you guys for support lol !
  182. debbie Said,

    March 13, 2007 @ 23:49
    well ive finished day 2 lot easier today than yesterday , i felt as if id lost weight and i weighed myself and its says ive lost 6lbs but we will see at the end of the week but if thats right and im only on day 2 then thats fab it is very hard but im going to stick with it but bear in mind i was just over 14 stone so have quite a bit to lose good luck all tmoz stick with it we can do it !!
  183. natasha Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 13:11
    hi sade,
    im not sure about whether eatin sumthin else stops ya losin weight all together- after all your eating around 800 cals a day so ya will lose it but in order to lose the stone i would stick to it by the letter. is there somthin u dont lik or are u havin snacks? im a terrible snacker but when i need a snack i just try n occupy myself- take a shower, a walk, do 100 situps read the paper or a mag…if ya really strugglin u cud put a pic up of the body u want (a photo or a mag image) n look at it. also u cud try herbal tea, i have a sweet tooth n drink peppermint n liquorice when i get cravings. i’ve come up with loads of game plans for moments of weakness, u just have to think about wat drives u to diet and wat ur goals are n then make some form of stimuli to power through. if all else fails down a pint of water (not with meal tho).
    sorry for this long message, if anyone needs any more tips or ideas let me know :) good luck guys xx
  184. natasha Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 13:52
    got a question…anyone know how much chicken tomatoes and toast i can eat? cos it says the diet isnt about amounts…so can i have 2 slices of toast etc? hhmm…
  185. debbie Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 16:43
    natasha i had 2 chicken breasts and 1 toast and 1 tomatoe was quite a bit of dinner really and was satisfied after i know not as satisfied as i would have been after fish n chips lololol but heyho we are trying ,
    emma im sure if you carried on and dont cheat again u will still have a really good loss hun dont beat yourself up over it theres alwasy tmorrow but ya do feel bad when u really wanna do it i know , im on day 3 and have had some times where i could kill for something else not on the diet but im off on hols in may and really wanna do this so i can look half decent on the beach lol gl all let us know how you r all getting on debs xx
  186. Emma Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 17:09
    Hey I havn’t cheated Debbie!
    on day three and my body is telling me to eat eat eat
    and feel a bit tired
    But not going to give in by tmrw only will have three days to go!!!!!
    Im not seeing any signs of weight loss though and i am running and doing weights everyday too!
    Maybe when i weigh on weekend i will get a shock lol
    xx
  187. debbie Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 17:25
    ohhh so sorry emma hun read wrong comment wtg you well done sticking wiv it its hard mind innit lol but be worth it in the end i weighed yesterday and says ive lost 6lbs but we will see if thats right at end of the week im hoping its right be on course for full stone i hope !!
  188. natasha Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 18:15
    hi debs, cheers hun. think i messed up i dunno. i swapped dinner n lunch so i had minced meat instead of steak but only tiny bit with few tomatoes n sweetcorn, think ill only have a slice of toast for dinner not bothered about the chicken. do u think that will be ok? or do i have to eat it all? because its chemical im sure whether ruinin it by not eatin it all or by wat i did at lunch! help!
  189. Emma Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 18:18
    lol no probs !
    It is hard!!!!!!!!!!! Its killing me to day to be honest!
    Its the lack of tea with milk lol ahhhhh
    Not weighed yet too scared too lol!!!!! lets by sunday it will be a stone!!!
    Do you know if you can drink the grapefruit juice whenever or just on the day stated??
    xx
  190. sade Said,

    March 14, 2007 @ 19:06
    heyaz ppl
    fanxs 4 all the advie u hab given me
    i had sum chips 2day,so im going on the diet next week,but im noy going to follow it this week but i will eat healthy,and i will not cheat next to i hav made a promise to myself that i cnt cheat nd if i want to lose some weight i have to stick with it
    so has anyone lost some weight so far
    xXx
  191. debbie Said,

    March 15, 2007 @ 09:14
    hiya all oooo day 4 today and still going strong am reallt plzed with myself bcos i really didnt think i could stick this out but have so far so good well done all and even if u havent stuck 100 % with it your cutting down and trying really hard thats a good start hey , i got to be honest this is a very hard diet to stick to but if you want to see the results like a stone weight loss you really do need to eat what it says no swapping things and adding things it has to be exactly what it says , i admit i do have sweetner in my tea and coffee and hasnt seemed to hurt but nothing else different at all . good luck all well done emma your doing brill hun stick with it youve done 4 days nearly now were nearly there !!! woohooo lol let us know how you all getting on debs xxxxx
  192. natasha Said,

    March 15, 2007 @ 09:48
    hi guys hope ya all ok. i weighe myself after day2 and have lost 1/4 of a stone already…plus i have really broken it! how has that happened? i only weighed 10stone to start with too! to b honest i cant see any difference yet though, did this happen to anyone else? how much do i need to lose b4 i see results? i am soooo stickin to this to the letter for the next 5 days and then another wk after! my bday on sun and im off out but there will b no alcohol! none! i’m on a mission- i want to be 8stone by the end of the month. keep it up guys and thanks for the advice about stickin to it exact. xxx
  193. Emma Said,

    March 15, 2007 @ 13:41
    Hi guys!
    Im on day 4! I and I have lost half a stone in 3 days!!!!!
    OMG !!!! I cant beleive it!!!!!!!
    I still cant see it myself but scales dont lie!
    Lets hope buy sunday the other half has gone as well!!!
    Its hard but stick with it guys!!!!!
    Woooooooo!!!!!!!!!
  194. Anonymous Said,

    March 15, 2007 @ 18:44
    hi guys just a update well end of day 4 and doing ok i felt a lot hungrier today but still stuck with it and weighed myself and 8 n half lbs off so far woohooo cant beleive it either so gives you the incentive to stick with it ,
    well done emma thats brill weight loss hun but im looking forward to having a roast on monday when i finished the week lol and going to eat healthy for the 2 weeks after before i start again good luck all
  195. debbie Said,

    March 15, 2007 @ 18:44
    oops and it was me debs last comment lol
  196. sade Said,

    March 15, 2007 @ 22:50
    heyaz ppl
    on day 4 nd was bad today but i weiged miself 2day nd frm monday o lost 5lbs so that makes me happi nd ake me wanting to keep to all of it so minday starting agen xx
  197. saira Said,

    March 16, 2007 @ 10:46
    hi everyone
    i am soooo upset when i started this diet a week ago from now i was 10.12 i weighed my self today as i have finished the 7 days and i was first 10.5 then after 1 hour i was 10.6, firstly i ate exactly wot iam supposed to eat and secondly iv only lost 6 pounds whyyyyyyyyy i feel so demotivated p***ed off and i feel like stuffing my face. concidering i didnt cheat and i kept my portion size at a mudium size why has this happened plzzzz someone help me, i had the same problem with the cambridge diet but i knw that was down to eating on my weigh day and every week i would stay at 10.5
    someone plz plz figure out why i only lost 5/6 pounds and everyone else has near enuf lost 14
    thanks xxxxx
  198. natasha Said,

    March 16, 2007 @ 19:25
    hey guys,
    rite i have a favour to ask any of you guys who have had good results, feel motivated and who want to help. i’ve been writing on this site for a month and still not managed more than 3 days. i go away in 10days to see my boyfriend who i havent seen in 4 months…basically im desperate. my prob is that i am surrounded by overweight people who put me off losing weight- even my best friend keeps rubbing food in my face. this sounds so sad and vain but i am seriously desperate to sort this out- not just for my weight but because they are now coming out with comments like ‘ya ll never last the week’. i need some ppl who want me to do this, if ya think ya can and dont mind givin me a pep talk wil ya let me know. whether by fone or email, ill be appreciative of any help! sorry to ask, i know u guys are all doin so well!
    Tasha x
  199. Anonymous Said,

    March 17, 2007 @ 10:29
    natasha
    hey hun prove your friends wrong stick with it 100 % and show them all that you can do it it has got to really hard for you though if there not giving you any support tell them if they are really and truely your friends they would stick by you and support you all the way , i was told no way can you do that for the whole week well i have im on day 6 now 1 day left to go havent weighed since the other day and im not going to untill monday morning to see how ive done in the whole week , even if i get under the stone of ill be happy its given me a real boost to carry on the only thing im worried about is putting it bk on in the 2 weeks i have off we will see i will up date you all and let you know but you can do it hun its a week out of your life but i agree its a very hard diet to stick to and a few times ive thought ohh i want proper food but then thought again that im unhappy over weight stick with it and i have YOU CAN DO IT HUN !!!
    SPEAK SOON DEBS XXXX
  200. DEBBIE Said,

    March 17, 2007 @ 10:32
    also tash another idea if the week is to straining on you hun why dont you try the 3 day option it might not be as hard for you to stick with hun maybe be a idea love debs xx
  201. KC Said,

    March 17, 2007 @ 16:42
    I’ve started it today, doesn’t seem too bad at all but I’m sure my opinions will change when I start craving my comforts! Does it really, really work?
  202. KC Said,

    March 17, 2007 @ 16:43
    By the way I’m 19 and around 14 stone if that’s necessary x
  203. DEBBIE Said,

    March 17, 2007 @ 20:01
    ok oopsssssssss i cracked day 6 and i gone ott went out with the kids n had kfc but heyho thats life i lost 10lbs in 6 days im happy with that start again next week good luck all whos just starting it does work first 3 days are the best in weight loss in my oppinion it is hard but its worth it good luck all xxxxx
  204. kamakaze Said,

    March 17, 2007 @ 22:16
    Natasha, your fat friends are jealous of you because you want to look slim and they clearley have not got the will power and determination to even think about a diet! If your fat friends are telling you you will never stick to it, then let that be a challenge to prove them all wrong. But most of all do it for yourself. You obviously dont really want to lose weight as much as you say you do because if you did then im sure you would of stuck a week out! its been a month now and you could of esay got to your target by now! I think weightwatchers would suit you because you can eat what ever you like as long as you stick within your daily points allowance. And if you would of stuck to weightwatchers a month ago you can easy lose 2lb + a week. Its obvious a crash diet is not for you. Every time you fail your just losing weeks. Ignore the voice in your head telling you to go and buy a bag of chips! before you no it you will be on day 3, then day 4 then day 5 then you say to yourself well ive come this far so i might as well do another 2 days then 2 days pas by and BINGO! your a stone lighter! Good luck!
  205. linaclara Said,

    March 18, 2007 @ 18:08
    Kamakaze, u crack me up…brilliant!! I thnk every single one of ur comments was exactly what i was thinking..
    I’m on day 6 now of this diet and last weighed myself on day 5 and had so far lst 7lbs, my clothes feel looser and i feel ok. Yes I’ve had the odd hunger pang and felt slightly dizzy at times but I’ve got some tricks for ya all.
    Ok let me give a little advice to everyone as i studied nutrition.First of all, as K says above, this diet is only for the serious. If your going keep on stopping and starting it your metabolism is gonna get confused, which means rather than keeping reg or speeding up its gonna be constantly trying to regulate itself which means it will slow down in the process. Ur metabolism works on a delayed system relyng on what u’ve eaten a couple of days before. Thats why doing this 1 wk out of 3 etc is good. It is good to change ur eating habits regularly to kickstart ur m/bolism but its not good to constantly confuse it.
    Ok the reason why this is probably called a chemical diet is because of the food groups ur eating and when. Brown toast is mainly in the morn as is a slow releasing carb therefore helping you keep full for longer. Eggs and chkn are a great sorce of protein, the salad and fruits provide your vitamins and the red meats supply you with the B12 vitamins.The foods and meals have been written down for a reason so all these people who want to chop and change it should perhaps look for a different diet.
    Ok heres how i’ve survived it so far:
    Drink loads of water, this really does fill you up. I drink about 2lts a day.
    If i get a hunger pang mid meal i drink some g/fruit juice which really helped me.
    I’m not a fan of salad at all, but I love coriander in my salad which really pepped it up and gave it flavour.
    For all you veggies out there asking ? I suggest on the days theres chkn you have some quorn or something thats high in protein, on the days of the red meat take a b12 supplement.
    Oh another thing i found was I really don’t eat or like alot of bread but i ound this lovely bread made by Burgeon, whcih was wholemeal with cranberries etc. Beautiful and takes the edge off o eating dry toast..
  206. linaclara Said,

    March 18, 2007 @ 18:13
    Oh and i almost forgot…
    Grapefruit is one of natures great natural fat burners and diuretics…so if you don’t like g/fruit then don’t do this diet. If the g/fruit is to be eating as a meal have it first as a starter.
    Another thing i Love which is good and allowed on this diet is green tea. Green tea can burn up to 80 calories a day if you drink 3 cups or more a day..so give it a try..you get lots of different flavours to make things exciting too.
  207. Nelisa Said,

    March 19, 2007 @ 14:00
    I started my diet last week go two days to go it was tough but I am hanging in there, and I am seeign results. I dnt like fish can I substitute it with aything else
  208. Jackie Said,

    March 19, 2007 @ 18:10
    hi Gang,
    Its jackie I am back - hows it going Natasha?
    Well I finished the diet last week and I have eaten heathily and my weight has stayed off -Even though I have had a boozy social weekend - curry friday night, pizza on Sat and a proper sunday roast yesterday!I am still 11 stone 4lb
    I go to the Hospital on Friday and I want to get below 11 stone,before then , so they dont refuse my operation.
    Take note of what Linaclara says about green tea and the grapefruit juice as I drank loads of it last time I was on the diet and it does work, I even kept on it when I wasnt dieting,my sisters are taking green tea capsules as well!havent tried them myself -but they are suposed to work?
    Well I am just off to boil my eggs and I will have completed day 1 -
    Speak to you guys later
    Jackie
    x
  209. DEBBIE Said,

    March 19, 2007 @ 19:37
    hiya all well im bk on day 1 tmoz as i done up to day 6 and went really wrong i just cracked so bk on it tmoz again lol gl all hope you all do well it does work u just got to stick with it i didnt finsih mine im gutted now ahh well new day tmoz
  210. Jackie Said,

    March 19, 2007 @ 20:40
    hiya Debbie,
    How much weight did you loose in the 6 days and how much more do you need to loose?
    I am starting this diet again today as it really worked for me last week - I have had a full week off and I am starting again - hopefully it will be easier this time!
    Is there anyone out there that has repeated the diet like this and did it have the same results as the first time???????/
    jackie
  211. Jenny Said,

    March 19, 2007 @ 21:02
    Hi just started the diet found day one not to bad allthough craved my cup of tea with milk found having the grapefruit warmed in the microwave nice and took the edge of my appetite. What is the success rate and how many have got to day 7. Felt a bit light headed by Teatime does this pass
  212. Anonymous Said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 11:46
    hi jackie and all of you guys!
    wow ya all doing so well! that’s fab! Jackie well done for keepin it off! that’s wicked if ya have had such a great time this weekend, ill be lookin forward to doing that after this week haha. well i’m on day 2 and feeling ok now. im at home so it’s going to be a lot easier than at uni with all my burger lovin chums. Hoping i’ll be leaving for texas on mon a stone lighter! thanks for all ya help guys and will keep checkin in this week! oh, one wuestion- where are u lot findin unsweetended grapefruit juice? i cant seem to get my hands on any. yeh i’m def doing the green tea thing. if it burns an extra 80 cals/3 cups then i’ll be drinkin about 9 of them ;) haha. keep up the good work.
    Tasha xxx
  213. Jackie Said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 15:25
    Hiya Tash and jenny , we all seem to be on day 2 today -?
    How are you guys finding it! When I did this last time, this was the easy day, however I went shopping before and passed a chippy - I havent had fish and chips for about a month yummmmmmy! No I did not break I walked passed and promised myself that if I stick it out again this week ,I will have some as a reward!….Oh they smelt so good! never mind it will be worth it…they will taste even better next week, cos I will be so slim it wont mater if a put a lb or 2 on…..I wish!Ha Ha!
    Keep it up everyone
    Jackie
    p.s you can get natural grapefruit juice in asda or tesco’s, just look for one that says pure 100% juice and check out the ingredients and there should be no sugar mentioned - hope you get it!
  214. Lou Said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 15:39
    Hey guys, glad I found the site. I did the diet a couple of years ago but couldn’t find my list. The original did say that you could substitute eggs for a ssmall burger for dinner though if that helps anyone. You could also drink tonic water with lemon. There was also restrictions on the salad, think it was just lettuce, cucmber, celery and tomato and you’re not meant to season anything but f@@k that! It worked last time!!! I did have to have some extra bread by day 3 though as I felt really faint. Not sure when I’m going to get round to stating… This is gonna be tough! I’m an reet alchy! Drrrrrrrink!!! Lou xxx
  215. Lou Said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 15:46
    P.s. boiled eggs do my head in! Poaching them’s much better. Plus I find if you use weight watchers or danish bread it’s smaller so you can have 2 slices! I know it’s just the same, but psychologically you feel like you’re having more!!!
  216. Anonymous Said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 21:32
    hey guys,
    yeh day two is meant to be easy but cos im eating more i feel lik i cant stop haha. been naughty today did breakfast fine tho had chicken soup (just chicken carrots n stock) for lunch n bit of mustard with my steak n salad. oh n just had a mini roll haha. bugger. oh well, ill be buyin sum grapefruit juice tomoz to help me fill up as i dont lik water alone so think im hungry as im hardly drinkin anything. guna make sure i stick to it for the next 5 days, luckily there is fruit for lunch which i love as i can stretch it out for about 2hrs lol.. is that ok to do? it’s like the longest lunch ever! xxx
  217. linaclara Said,

    March 20, 2007 @ 23:20
    Hey Guys,
    Way hey!! I got to day 7 and didn’t break. Day 7 was hard cause i just discovered they do new flavoured jaffa cakes (not that great guys. don’t be in a rush to get them !! LOL!!) But thot I’d let you know that i lost 7lbs altogether. hopefully i can keep it off but i’ll defo be doing this again near May as away on hols for 3wks. Is it tooooo much to ask for a fat stomach!!! LOL!!!
    Tash good to see your hopefully going to stick to it and away from temptation. have a fab time in Texas. I’m so jealous I’d love to go there. I’d like to meet a cowboy called Randy. just so he can say “hi I’m Randy” and I can reply with a cheeky grin “me too”…lol oh that amuses me!!! Let me know if u become a buckle bunnie whilst there..lol
    Good luck with the diets guys!!!!
    L
  218. saira Said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 13:16
    linaclara
    hi hun jus wanted to know how nuch did u weigh cuz i weighed 10.12 and i was really dissapointed with the results cuz i only lost 7 pounds aswell in the first, did u stick to the diet properly
    thank hun xx
  219. Nelisa Said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 14:05
    Hey today is the last day of my diet and guess what it worked so I recommend that you do try but you need to be strong cause its hard work, I wont liar.
  220. linaclara Said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 17:13
    Hey Saira,
    I weighed 10.7 and got to 10. But i want to be either 9.7 or 9.And yes i stuck to it completely..however when i weighed myself on day 4 i was 7lbs lighter didn’t seem to lose anything the lst couple of days.
    Nelisa!!! Thats brilliant!!! Well done you!!! can i ask what u weighed if you don’t mind, was it similar to Saira and I? And if yes what was ur secret? Did you do anything different etc. I stuck to the diet to the letter.But i’m still happy with 7lbs. I refuse to let diets rule me..(this is now the chant going on in my head whilst i look for the next quick fix!!LOL)
  221. Emma Said,

    March 21, 2007 @ 20:45
    Hi guys!
    Well I finished diet on mon and lost 1stone!!!!!!!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Back on it again now but got to say its harder second time round!
  222. Jackie Said,

    March 22, 2007 @ 08:29
    Hi Emma,
    This is my second time around and YES its deffinately harder,
    I had a real bingy weekend as you can see by my earlier post, and started the diet on Monday - I weighed in at 11 stone 4 lb, and i have stuck to the diet however today I only weigh in at 11 stone 2lb and I am starting day 4….could this be because I eat and boozed over the weekend and the extra weight has stayed off or the diet is not as good the second time as your body is used to it? maybe thats why it should be every 3 weeks? does anyone have the answer?
    Tash and Jenny are you guys still with me on day 4???????
    I am going to stick it out , last time the weight lost was in the first 4 days, maybe this time it will be in the last 4 days?
    I will keep you all informed of my progress
    good luck everyone
  223. memei Said,

    March 22, 2007 @ 20:27
    just a quick question guys - DOES THE WEIGHT LOSS SHOW ON THE BODY OR JUST ON THE SCALES????? thanx in advance. a stone lost is very very visible. has everyone dropped a size in a week then or do only the scales show the loss? xxx
  224. saira Said,

    March 22, 2007 @ 20:54
    linaclara
    thankss hun thats motivated me knowing that u were 10.7 cuz i was really dimotivated but iam gona stick to it now, am gona post my progress how am doin every other day, startin tmw wish me luck !!!! xxxx
  225. Jackie Said,

    March 22, 2007 @ 23:12
    hi Memei,
    it definately shows that you have lost weight, everyone is commenting on how slim I look,and also I got into a pair of jeans today that would not fasten by about 3 inches and when my hubbi came in from work, he said “those jeans are hanging off you” so yes the inches do come off ,this is my second go at the diet I had a weeks break and then started again on Monday, I dont seem to be loosing it off the scales as quick this time but the inches are coming of instead, so thats good .
    good luck
    Jackie
  226. memei Said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 11:22
    thanx for ur reply jackie, much appreciated. but did u notice the loss yourself also or was it just other people commenting. oh and im startin the diet today, with exactly a week to go before my hols! im 12 stone at the mo and only 5foot4 so i really really hope this works, as that is not the type of body u want to be showing off on the beach! :-)
  227. Louise Said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 13:42
    Hi everyone
    I read all of your posts yesterday and decided to start the diet today… I will probably have a few drinks tomorrow as it is my birthday but will try to stick to the food - I thought it was better to cheat a little rather than not start at all!
    Memei, I’m in a similar position to you - 11 st 9lbs and 5ft4. I really want to get back down to 9st. Maybe we could help to motivate one another?
    Oh well back to the fruit bowl..let’s see how I am feeling by Monday!
    Lou
  228. Jackie Said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 19:42
    hi Memei,
    When I started this diet for the first time I was the same as you 12stone,(5ft 4-5) well after christmas I was 12stone 6 , and I had tried different diets and lost the 6 lb, then I tried this diet ,did not cheat and only eat and drank the allowed food and drink - I lost 10lbs in the first week, then had a normal week and a boozy weekend and eat loads, then tried again- deffo a lot harder than the first time, I have done this diet for 3 days no cheating- but then last night on day four i could not bring myself to eat another boiled egg, so I had a pasta…….however my goal was to take of the weight for my surgery…just got back from the hospital and I have got my BMI down to 26 -yes tummy tuck is on -!I feel great, have lost inches ,as I said in an earlier post-jeans that would not fasten up are now too big and in total I have lost 1stone and 4lbs - this diet has done it for me…I am having the weekend off and having a few drinks and I will start day one again on monday - just to make sure my weight stays or goes below 11stone 2lb - Then I go in hospital on the 3rd April and have my op on the 4th good bye MRSA scars + colstomy scar and hello flat scar free tummy - OMG I might be able to have my belly button pierced again!
    Good Luck everyone -this does work - you need to stick with it -I would have lost more weight only I did not do any exercise - so with exercise the stone in a week is acheivable
    Have a nice weekend and I will be back on Monday - hopefully with a hang over - got to celebrate my success - life would be boring if we didnt let our hair down every now and again - G+T on the rocks - oh I will be good and have a slimline tonic with the LARGE GIN!
    Jackie
    x
  229. sugar Said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 20:53
    hi guys
    frm wat i hav read everyone is doin wel an i think i wel be doin this diet afta al it’s only a wk, so wil strt diet 2mrw
  230. sugar Said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 21:02
    hi sugar,
    im a very fusy eater but wil try an stick wid da diet, gona strd da diet tmrw, as it’s only a wk, but hav a sweet tooth so wil hav 2 hav some sweetner in ma tea.
  231. sugar Said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 21:02
    hi sugar,
    im a very fusy eater but wil try an stick wid da diet, gona strd da diet tmrw, as it’s only a wk, but hav a sweet tooth so wil hav 2 hav some sweetner in ma tea instead of sugar.
  232. Jenny Said,

    March 23, 2007 @ 22:12
    well i have managed to stick to the diet 100% no cheats i have just finished my day 5 and have hallucinated all day about having my fish for tea i have lost to date 7llb and hope i have more to lose at the end of the 7 days will be going on to normal calorie controled diet after this but I can tel my clothes are loser so will keep going Sunday last day but also daughters birthday so fingers crossed i will let you al know monday what total loss is
  233. memei Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 00:36
    hey louise,
    yea i could do with sum motivation! just finished day one, and although it wasnt that difficult to stick to, i can tell im gona get carb cravings by tomorrow!
    i was just curious, when it says any amount of fresh fruit for lunch, does that mean u could have the fruit as a snack as well, like in the evening?
    il be checkin in daily to let everyone know how its going and *hopefully* record my loss at the end. let me know how ur gettin on too!
    meimei x
  234. memei Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 12:50
    comin up to lunch time on 2nd day, it sounds quite nice actually, grilled chicken with tomatoes and toast. strangely enough im not even that hungry. i did however have the most horrendous nights sleep last night, think i slept about an hour in total, and iv suddenly come down with a cold (although thats probably just coincidence).anyone else ha dproblems like this? particularly to do with sleeping?
    meimei x
  235. Jenny Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 12:55
    Day 6 and only 1 more day to go went to the gym today and jumped on scales which now say 9llb loss hope that today and sunday can shift the last 5llb Sunday will be hard as it is my Daughters Birthday but i am determined to get to the end of the week without giving up. As for the fruit lunches I had half a galia melon scooped out with strawberries greengrapes and small bannana all diced and eaten from the empty skin very nice and the strawberries give that sweet kick if you are missing your sugar intake. will let you know my final weight loss on Monday when i can have my much missed cup of tea with MILK.
  236. Jenny Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 13:00
    Memei make the most of day Two i also didnt feel that hungry but dont miss it as you will be glad by day four you had eaten founf day four and five the hardest.
  237. memei Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 13:04
    thanx jenny,
    i will definitely make the most of it as the rest of the week looks a lot harder!
    congrats on ur weight loss too! 9lbs is not to be sniffed at! well dun!
    oh and the strawberries sound a good idea. i was only thinkin of really boring fruits like apples oranges and pears.
    meimei x
  238. Niki Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 13:46
    Hey,
    I’m on day six of the diet today and its gone really well, cant believe ive managed to stick to it! However it is my friends 21st birthday today and I would like to go out and …. well get trolleyed. So does anyone know if it will reverse the affect or just stop me losing those last couple of pounds??? greta if one of you could get back relitavely soon.
    Niki xxxx
  239. memei Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 14:33
    hey niki,
    well dun on doin so well so far! if u drink it probably wont completely reverse the effects, like u sed jus maybe stop them last few pounds from goin. u could lessen the damage tho by stickin to 0 carbohydrate an 0 fat drinks, like bacardi an diet coke, seein as this diet is based on low carb an low fat. try and steer clear of malibu, alcopops an the like. have a good one!
    meimei x
  240. Lisa Said,

    March 24, 2007 @ 17:03
    Hi Everyone! Iv just come across this web page and know the chemical diet well! Glad 2 see most of you are doing well on the diet! My husband and i were giving this diet by a friend who had 2 do it so he could have an operation and it worked for him, So we tried it And did very well considering we dont like tomatoes and are not fussed on grapefruit or hard boiled eggs!! But we ate them! i lost 6lbs and my husband lost a stone!! But just to let you know on our diet sheet it says you can also drink tap water, tonic/soda water
    good Luck
    Lisa xxx
  241. Jenny Said,

    March 25, 2007 @ 15:53
    Daughters party out of the way and i cant tell you how hard it was not to pinch the French Fries when the party food went around and the left over birthady cake keeps calling me like a siren from the kitchen but i am pleased to say i am sticking to my bottle of water ( manically I might add ) just had the poached egg and spinach and will do my final weigh in tomorrow morning i am afraid that if i do it now and have not lost the full Stone i will break down on day 7 good luck to all those mid way keep going. Just a tip the worse thing with having a drink is after one or two you will lose your will power think which you want most a trim tum or a drink?
  242. Katie Said,

    March 25, 2007 @ 16:30
    Hi everyone,
    Just started this diet today. Am starving but it does seem to be worth it as would love to lose a stone in a week! Has anyone drunk green tea with this diet? I have pu-erh tea that i enjoy drinking and would love to carry on having it.
  243. meimei Said,

    March 25, 2007 @ 16:40
    hi katie,
    yea green tea is permitted, it says so on the top. good luck!
    meimei x
  244. Katie Said,

    March 25, 2007 @ 16:41
    Sorry, my own fault for not reading it properly! Thanks for replying so quickly!
    Good luck to everyone on day one like me
  245. NATALIE Said,

    March 25, 2007 @ 20:01
    hi im startin this diet 2morrow so ive stockd up on all my veg and fruit 2day. im quiet lokking forward to doin it as i like most of the food in it.hows evry1 else found it? am i likely to put weight on in the 2 weeks im not doin it becuse il probly b eating more food than in the week although it will be healthy?
  246. NATALIE Said,

    March 25, 2007 @ 20:35
    I was just wondering wheather il b able to have an activa yoghurt aswel as my fruit at dinner becuse there good for you n very healthy but dont no weather i shud so could some one let me no plz. thanks xxxxxxx
  247. meimei Said,

    March 25, 2007 @ 21:02
    hey natalie,
    the diet is v v strict. at the top of the page it does say u cant eat anything other thatn whats on the list. and dairy seems to be restricted completely, so altho activa yoghourts are v healthy it would probs be best nott o have it as the basis of the diet is chemical, and it could somehow alter the chemical reaction that takes place in ur body that causes such drastic weight loss.
    altho im sure that if u did have a yoghourt u would lose weight, just not as much. good luck tho whatever u do!
    meimei x
  248. sugar Said,

    March 26, 2007 @ 14:34
    hi it’s sugar
    had a crazy weekend said i’ll start the diet on saturday but had a really good party 2 go 2. but know im definatly going 2 stick an start the diet. if u guys can do it then i should be able 2 do it 2. i know am gona be 100% commited 2 this.
  249. meimei Said,

    March 26, 2007 @ 14:37
    half way thru day 4 now. don’t actually look any different, and my clothes aren’t any looser even. feeling quite demitivated. anyone else experienced this? as im writing this my whole family is sat in the garden devouring haagen daazs ice cream. this is torture!
    meimei x
  250. jo Said,

    March 26, 2007 @ 16:33
    As an update to my last post on Mar 7th
    I successfully completed the diet… don’t know how much weight I lost as I don’t use scales however my clothes were loose and people were commenting on how slim I looked. I imagine I lost around 10lb to a stone. Bad news is even after keeping up a health diet (including the very occasional take away) and exercising alost every day, I have pretty much put back on all the weight I lost. So in total probably shifted about 2lb overall!
    I kind of expected this as you cannot obviously sustain such a strict diet but I had hoped that with my generally healthy lifestyle that I could keep most of it off.
    My advice to meimei is eat the Haagen and enjoy life. Go run round the block afterward :p
    Sorry this is not better news but I thought it was only fair to report my unfortunate news
  251. NATALIE Said,

    March 26, 2007 @ 18:15
    HI today is my first day on the diet and ive jus had my tea and im starvin still but im gonna just drink water for the rest of the night and im goin gym soon. even though the diet actually does work i am scared of putting it all back on very quickly like jo said because in the 2 weeks i am not doing it i will be following a healthy weight watchers diet and as i will be eating more calories than in the 7 day diet im scared everyfin i would of lost will cum back on. i was just wondering wever anyone has actually kept the weight off after doing this by following a healthier diet? i think its really helpful and supportive when i read all the comments evryone has made coz it makes me more determined dont u think? ive told a few of my friends about this diet and theyve all said its stupid n il put it bk on but im sick of feeling and looking fat all the time and not being comfortable wen i go out its easy for them to say that coz most of them have nice figures. xxx
  252. Nic Said,

    March 26, 2007 @ 19:43
    Omg I am starting this tomorrow i think im scared!!! i wont be able to stick to it, anyway else starting tomorrow think ill need the motivation.
  253. saira Said,

    March 27, 2007 @ 09:50
    heyyy everyone i started the diet about 2 weeks ago and lost about 6/7 pounds in my first week, i was really upset but den i realised a few people had the same weight loss, anyway i jus want to know has anyone continued the diet after the first week and carried on to the second week, if so how much did u lose after the second week. i have restarted the diet today as iv put on more then iv lost : (
    nic if u stick to the diet u will see results towards the end of the week trust me hun it does work u jus have to stick to it xxx
  254. meimei Said,

    March 27, 2007 @ 10:23
    so from what iv been reading, everyone who has stuck it out, seems to put all the weight back on once they come off it! has anyone had a different experience from this and managed to keep it off for more than 2 weeks?
    meimei x
  255. Jenny Said,

    March 27, 2007 @ 18:51
    Hi just to let you know i finished day 7 Sunday lost 11LLB in all Monday went to normal calorie counting and today i weighed my self again and have lost another 1LLB so i think if you dont go crazy and still watch your weight you should be ok will be doign this again in 3 weeks time so will be back on line and tell you if i have kept of the orignal weight my daughter starterd 3 days ago but found it to hard fainted day 4 so it is tough and i did feel tired i normally go to the gym 3 times a week but on this diet only managed to go once. So good luck to you all
  256. NATALIE Said,

    March 28, 2007 @ 21:23
    hi
    its my third day on the diet and ive really stuck to it so i cant wait to weigh myself on monday!ive bin gym 2nite but i unlike wen i usually go i was really tired and didnt really have much strenght but i was stil tryin to push myself, i jus think about being in a bikini on the beach and jus feelin comfortable and lookin nice if youve got a goal or aiming to lose weight for something important when ever you feel down or jus wen u cant b bovered jus think bout your goal and be determined, i no its hard sumtimes but one day ul be so glad you had the will power to shed the weight you hate.
    good luck to evryone, you can do it! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  257. Kayleigh Said,

    March 29, 2007 @ 23:22
    Hello!
    Haven’t posted for nearly a year… Am gonna start this one again 2moro as I STILL haven’t shifted the 10lbs I put on over xmas (oops).
    Am gonna use it as a kick start to lose a little bit more before summer but I did do this twice last summer and it worked GREAT!
  258. Kayleigh Said,

    March 29, 2007 @ 23:24
    hmm… my name didn’t come up :-(
    I’m Kayleigh xxx
  259. Annie Said,

    April 2, 2007 @ 15:25
    Hi All
    Just found out my hubbie is cheating on me again, I know I’ve put on some weight over the last few years, but he’s no brad pitt either. He’s just gone away for a week, and I want to get some of this weight off quickly. I’m not sure I want him back this time, but I would like him to see what he is missing. Wish me luck.
  260. Aimee Said,

    April 2, 2007 @ 21:44
    this diet is amazing i have done it and have lost over a stone in a week my boyfriend and family are so proud they never thought i would stick to it! but try it it really does work and gets you going to lose the weight… its only for a week.. just ignore people who say..” you dont need to lose weight have some chocolate you know you want to..” their so mean but it really works!!!
  261. jane & sue Said,

    April 3, 2007 @ 14:51
    Hello all,
    We are Jane & Sue and started your massacistic diet yesterday morning. We are starving today but are keeping each other going as we work together, however I am sitting well away from sue incase she start to eat me…….we have a question …..can you have mushrooms and sweetcorn on your salad and is beetroot ok……….? could someone also let us know if sue can replace the eggs with anything as she doesnt eat them.
    Thanks and good luck to everyone else.
  262. NATALIE Said,

    April 3, 2007 @ 15:05
    hi jane and sue
    i was starving to an my frst coulpe of days but you get used to it.i lost 9pound last week but im jus following my own healthy eating plan this week and doing it agen nxt week. you wont be able to replace the eggs with anything, substitutes are not allowed because its a chemical diet and uve probly noticed the weird combination of stuff like egg n spinach? yuck! but they react together in some chemical way and its the spinach what breaks the egg down, same with the grapfruit whatever you eat it with it will be breakin the fat down. il jus let you no tho that you will feel tired, have the odd headache and may go abit moody im used to eatin loads so it was a big change wen i started it but you get used to it. good luck to you both and if you feel like tempation is gettin the better of you THINK THIN GIRLS! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  263. jane & sue Said,

    April 3, 2007 @ 15:38
    Thank you for that Natalie, we’re not giving up so watch this space and we’ll let you know how it goes…….just hope no-one buys us any easter eggs
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  264. danni Said,

    April 3, 2007 @ 16:29
    hey guys :)
    i did this diet last year and i did lose a bit of weight even though i only managed to do it for 3 days….
    a year on and im trying it again, i’m on day three today, my head hurts a little and i’m not too sure if i’m losing any weight but i’m only going to weigh myself at the end of the week.
    i was a bit naughty yesterday and craved into sweets, but i didn’t let it stop me, i’m stil gona continue with it!!
    hope it all works out for u guys!!
    p.s the grapefruit is really nice ;p
  265. sade Said,

    April 4, 2007 @ 18:56
    heya agen
    how iz everyone on dere diet
    wen i started it i lost 5lbs in 3days
    then i put it bck on :(
    but i deiced that if i want to reach mi goal to become a size 6 or 8 then i have to stick to it
    im going to start this diet on april 16
    wen i go bck to skl
    has anyone got any advie or tips
    sade xxx
  266. NATALIE Said,

    April 5, 2007 @ 16:52
    hi evry1
    im on my 2 weeek break but ive decided im jus gonna av one week break instead of two.in the last few days ive been eatin healthier than ive ever done before when ive not been following a diet its made me really determined that i can lose weight if i stick to it and dont give in.ive been eating more fruit than usual and i dont snack in between meals nymore i weigh myself on monday so il let u no how ive done on my week off wish me luck. xxxxxxxxxxxx
  267. Gemma Said,

    April 6, 2007 @ 20:53
    Hey,
    I’m gonna give this a go when I go bk to uni, sick of feeling fat in my skinny jeans and seeing my love handles! I’m 10 st now hoping to be 9 eventually, and bk to my old confident self. Wish me luck :)
  268. subdarke Said,

    April 7, 2007 @ 02:25
    I Was just wondering can you have sugar free grapefruit juice instead of a actual grapefruit?
  269. KT Said,

    April 10, 2007 @ 10:22
    Hi Everyone,
    Ive just spent an hour reading through all the posts! It seems that im going to have a tough time with this diet and the will power thing…but im going to give it a bloody good go! I would be happy with 1/2 stone in a week, but a stone in a week would be amazing! Im a Fitness Instructor and teach classes about 4 times a day, so exercise is not the problem…Ive got what we call inthe industry as Chunky Syndrome!! Wish me luck…day one is today - needed after the easter egg at the weekend!! :)
  270. estelly Said,

    April 11, 2007 @ 21:39
    Hi everyone,
    Im 15 and I play a lot of sport so I cant really exercise any more than I do but I really want to lose weight. I need to lose a stone and a bit 2 get my BMI to wer its supposed 2 be. I think im goin 2 struggle wiv this diet though. Will it really work?
  271. KT Said,

    April 12, 2007 @ 08:29
    Hi Estelly,
    I am on day 3 of the diet, and I thought id warn you, as your like myself and do a lot of exercise, it does drain you from any energy, i usually exercise 2-3 times per day and im really struggling and lastnight I could not sleep as I was so hungry! BUT….On the plus side I do feel slimmer, I do not weigh myself so cannot tell you in pounds if iv lost anything! But I think it does work….but just be careful with all the exercise and low calorie & carb intake. Keep me posted XXX
    KT
  272. Ali Clovis Said,

    April 12, 2007 @ 13:15
    Zhili byli…
  273. Anonymous Said,

    April 12, 2007 @ 14:24
    hi guys,
    does this diet really work???. really want to lose atleast 2 stone by july and cant find a diet to suite me…..need help!!!
  274. Rhian Said,

    April 12, 2007 @ 14:31
    hi guys,
    im thinking of starting this diet tommorrow can anyone tell me if it works??? i want to lose a stone by 12th may…got a wedding!.ill keep you all posted on how im doing!!…wish me luck!!!.haha xx
  275. KT Said,

    April 12, 2007 @ 15:28
    it will work coz you are limiting calories so much - but be warned you will have zero energy and feel very drained throughout! Im on day3 and so far so good…although inside i feel like rubbish, i know ive lost a few pounds already…although most probably just water weight! But hey…if my jeans fit i dont care what weight it is!! Ha! :)
  276. Polly Said,

    April 14, 2007 @ 10:22
    Hello
    I am normally quite sensible about dieting , but have gradually gained 2 stone in the last 18 months and feel really miserable about it. I must admit I am looking for a “quick fix” as I cannot bear being 13 stone any longer, so I intend to follow the diet for 2 weeks, and hopefully lose a stone (any more would be a bonus!) The food on the diet is my sort of stuff anyway, although I am worried about the quantity! I have started this morning, with my tomatoes on toast. My biggest problem is that I am a coffee addict, and I am already struggling without my fix. (Can’t drink it black).
    I will let you know how I get on!
  277. Donald Said,

    April 16, 2007 @ 08:58
    This sounds like of the better diets around and should certainly be worth a try. So many diets are not just a bit too light on calories but are also very boring but this one looks like it has quite a good bit of variety.
  278. Polly Said,

    April 16, 2007 @ 09:12
    Hi
    Have weighed in on day 2, and lost 5lb, which is great, but I am under no illusion that most of it will be water! I have not found it too difficult so far, and stuck to it carefully. My only “cheat” has been a couple of teaspoons of skimmed milk powder in my cups of coffee (3 or 4 cups a day). I think the pink grapefruit really help, as they seem to curb my appetite. Apart from feeling like I’m ready for my meals at the appropriate time, I actually feel much better for doing it, although I think this is probably down to eating such crap since Christmas. I am currently trying to work out a maintenance plan to start when I finish this diet in about 12 days. Any ideas? Another positive is that I can (almost) feed my husband and 2 young daughters the same evening meal, with the addition of extra’s such as pototoes, bread and veg. I will post again later in the week with my progress.
  279. Catherine Said,

    April 16, 2007 @ 12:54
    Have decided to give this diet a go, really want to lose some weight for a reunion I’m going to next week (that my ex will be at!). I currently weigh 10st5, this has been up and down in the last few weeks (between 10st4 and 10st11!), partially due to hormones and a weekend away. The weight I was my happiest was when I was between 9 and 9.5 stone, so hopefully this combined with exercise will help me on my way in time for next week! I exercise for at least 1 hour a day so might need to add some carbs in the form of one Ryvita or something to the meal I have before working out, will keep you posted!
  280. JEN Said,

    April 16, 2007 @ 19:27
    Hi i started this diet today but i kinda got the days mixed up so im havin day 2 today and day 1 tomorrow, does this matter (pls say no), also when it says ’steak’ and ‘chicken’ how much do u have?? ps does anyone else really hate grapefruit its so hard for me to eat it but i dont care if i can lose a stone! haha xxx
  281. Anonymous Said,

    April 17, 2007 @ 08:03
    Hi Guys, Im on day 4 of this diet and havent cheated. i have to say at he end of day 3 i felt exhausted and ended up in bed, slept for 14 hrs feel loads better today. its hard but i think its going to be worth it.
  282. Anonymous Said,

    April 17, 2007 @ 08:04
    Hi Guys, Im on day 4 of this diet and havent cheated. i have to say at he end of day 3 i felt exhausted and ended up in bed, slept for 14 hrs feel loads better today. its hard but i think its going to be worth it.
    Gina
  283. Polly Said,

    April 17, 2007 @ 09:06
    I am now starting day 4 of this diet, and have lost 6lb. I must admit it is getting much harder, and yesterday was a drag. The food gets less interesting over the next 3 days too, with only fruit for lunch! I feel quite tired and a bit waffy, but I am determined to stick it out. My orignial plan was to do 14 days, but I think I might have a bowl of pasta before I kick off again next week. I go on holiday in 5 weeks so I really need to keep going with some sort of healthy eating plan. As for portion sizes, Jen, I am grilling 4 - 5 oz of chicken/steak/fish, and I guess swapping 2 days can’t make that much difference. Good luck!
  284. Polly Said,

    April 19, 2007 @ 08:36
    Day 6, and I have lost a total of 9lb! I am coping okay with it, and miss flavouring and variety more than quantity. Plus drinking gallons of water helps. I have already written down a meal plan for next week, following the basic principles of this diet, but adding low fat dressing to salads, and the odd baked potato/bowl of pasta. I think having something down on paper to follow has really helped me stick to it. I have done a 5 mile walk every other night as my only exercise. This diet cannot be done long term, but it certainly gives you a great kick start. The problem will be to keep the weight off and lose the rest more gradually. I will post my final weight loss after day 7.
  285. Polly Said,

    April 21, 2007 @ 14:40
    Lost a total of 9.5lbs by end of diet. I stuck to it carefully and did lots of walking. My aim is now to lose another stone more gradually by eathing low fat/low carb and exercising. It was definately worth the effort. I will post again in a week or so to say whether or not I have kept the weight off!
  286. john smith Said,

    April 22, 2007 @ 12:41
    where it says grapefruit in the dinner part, does that mean just eating grapefruit fresh? or drinking grapefruit juice?
  287. john smith Said,

    April 22, 2007 @ 12:48
    where it says grapefruit in the dinner part, does that mean just eating grapefruit fresh? or drinking grapefruit juice? also the grapefruit juice what kind of juice can we drink? we can get a lot of grapefruit juices from the shops, or would I have to put the grapes in a blender?
  288. Yvonne Said,

    April 22, 2007 @ 17:02
    Hi - Ive started today. Feeling a bit light headed but otherwise ok. Need to lose a stone for hols in May. Fingers crossed.
  289. Saul Said,

    April 22, 2007 @ 19:13
    hi, i am going to start the diet tomorrow, i am going to try it for 2 weeks and see how much i lose, i will keep writing to show u how i get on. Also can u hav tuna and baked potatoe. thks
  290. Katie Said,

    April 23, 2007 @ 10:48
    hello, anyone starting this diet today that wants to go through it with me?!! Need some help sticking on track…. :)
  291. Saul Said,

    April 23, 2007 @ 21:36
    hey, jus finished 1st day, still alive
  292. Katie Said,

    April 24, 2007 @ 08:09
    well done…me too!
  293. Rosie Said,

    April 24, 2007 @ 09:41
    I am just beginning day 4. Got on the scales last night and they don’t show any loss yet! I have been to the gym twice and am aiming for twice more this week. Do you need to do alot of exercise for this to work. Feeling a bit low on energy today. I have been leaving out the eggs in the morning as not too keen on them 1st thing do you think this will make a difference?
  294. shab Said,

    April 24, 2007 @ 21:48
    hi shab here
    i dont feel that i need to lose any weight yet but il be here to support u guys
    those of u who have passed day one or two well done not long to go, u can do it just another few more days
    so cumin, believe in yourself an u can do it
  295. Shab Said,

    April 24, 2007 @ 21:54
    Hi some diet tips to share
    a while back i was on a fish finger diet and i lost 2-3 pounds with that
    the idea was to have one piece of toast in the morning with a cup of tea and 3 fish fingers with salad an veg in the evening i did that for a few days an ended up losin 2-3 pounds
  296. Shab Said,

    April 24, 2007 @ 21:54
    Hi some diet tips to share
    a while back i was on a fish finger diet and i lost 2-3 pounds with that
    the idea was to have one piece of toast in the morning with a cup of tea and 3 fish fingers with salad an veg in the evening i did that for a few days an ended up losin 2-3 pounds with no exercise
  297. Alan Said,

    April 27, 2007 @ 13:56
    On day 5 and have lost 7lb and feel great so far. weekend will be a test though.
  298. Polly Said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 11:25
    I completed this diet 7 days ago and lost a total of 9.5lb’s by following it to the word. Well, I have managed to keep the weight off in the week after, but I have been very careful about what I have eaten - basically I have followed the same diet but “jazzed” it up a bit with fat free dressings and the odd potato, homemade low fat soups and bit of pasta. I intend to following the diet again for a week before I go on holiday at the end of May. It is possible to keep off the weight you lose, but it would be very easy to pile it back on. The diet was hard, but I certainly feel heaps better for doing it.One tip - start the diet on a Saturday, and get the weekend out of the way first when you are feeling most motivated, and plan a little treat for the following Saturday (like alchohol!!) if you manage to stick to it. Good Luck!
  299. Sarah Said,

    April 28, 2007 @ 23:23
    Hi all.
    I have been reading through all the comments. I am 13 stone and i want to get down to 10 stone 7 I am willing to put in the exercise but i am going to start this week on Monday. I have read from Polly that she found it easier to get the weekend out of the way first but i have a weekend away and this week i have things on with work that would make this very hard but i am going to give this a go- nothing ventured nothing gained!!!
    Please email me enouragement if you can to soulmateslb@yahoo.co.uk
  300. gemma Said,

    April 29, 2007 @ 22:52
    I tried the diet and lost 10lbs but being a vegi i couldn’t eat any of the meat products, i got weighed after 5 days and had lost 9lbs only lost another pound in the last 2 days, starting again tomorrow. see how it goes this time round keep u posted.
  301. xxxAlicexxx Said,

    May 1, 2007 @ 10:09
    Hi guys,
    Im new here, but found it great reading through all your comments, really inspirational. Good luck to all of you, I think its brilliant having a forum like this to support each other.
    I have just started Day 1 at 10 st 11 lbs.
    The weight has crept up over the last couple of years so I am going to give this diet my absolute best and see if I can shift some of it!
    xx
  302. natalie Said,

    May 2, 2007 @ 22:20
    Hi Guys,
    Just finished day 1, was easier than i thought, although a few times i had to stop myself from heading for the fridge and pigging out, although i did just cheat slightly and had a plum. my advise is drink warm water with a slice of lemon, its actually good for you and tastes a bit better than drinking plain water. good luck everyone here is to day two!!
  303. Polly Said,

    May 4, 2007 @ 08:23
    Hi Sarah - I’ve just read your comment. You and I started at the same starting weight. It sounded like you had a busy week but were going to give it a try anyway. I needed to have a completly clear week to embark on the diet, and didn’t go anywhere! I have gained a couple of lb’s just by eating fairly normally, but must admit, have had a fair bit of booze. I intend to start the diet again on saturday and give it another go to try and get under 12 stone for my hols. I hate being this size, as I love clothes and never feel right in size 16’s. I long to get back in my size 12 jeans - that is my long term aim. Good luck with the diet
  304. natalie Said,

    May 4, 2007 @ 09:47
    hi guys, just starting day three!! day two was good stuck to diet until the evening when i did have a few grapes. did have a few stomach cramps yesterday which wasnt pleasant but when i weighd this morning i had already lost 4lb. im usualy the first to crack on diets but as i am seing weight loss already i think im going to stick to it. good luck everyone, i know we can do it
  305. xxxAlicexxx Said,

    May 4, 2007 @ 13:14
    Hi
    Starting day 4 today. Have stuck to it and exercised every day so far for between 40 mins and an hour. I dont feel as though Iv lost anything but I think my jeans are slacker a bit. Tempted to weigh myself but I no will be disappointed if its not what I hope it to be and Il become demotivated. Gona hang in there until Tuesday morning!!
  306. natalie Said,

    May 5, 2007 @ 18:58
    half way through day 4 and i have nearly 100% stuck to it apart from the one buscuit i had at work. i couldnt help it i was starving!! alice keep going im sure you are doing extremely well. just think you only have two more days and you will be finished.
  307. natalie Said,

    May 8, 2007 @ 10:53
    just starting day seven, weighd this morning and i have now lost 7lb im hoping to lose a lb or more after today. i will be taking a week off then starting again, this diet has worked well for me, i havnt lost the full stone but over half a stone i think is a fantastic acheivement, especially as in last diet attempts i was only losing 2lb a week. good luck everyone i will let you know when im starting day one again .
  308. dani Said,

    May 10, 2007 @ 13:29
    Hi. Does anyone know of you can eat any salad at the night time? It’s just I’ve noticed that there are some veg that are high is carbs such as sweetcorn, peppers and carrots. Also does anyone know if you can add garlic to the meat to add flavor?? I’m thinking of starting this diet on sat, but just wanted to suss it out first. x x
  309. gemma Said,

    May 10, 2007 @ 16:43
    how much exorsize would you have to do with the diet
  310. natalie Said,

    May 10, 2007 @ 21:53
    dani, you can eat as much sald as you like in the night time, i would maybe be a bit sparce with the high carbs, but dont cut them out completely as they make salad a bit more tastier, i added some pepper and some garlic to mine, i juts think you need to add things in moderation!!
    Gemma, i would see how you feel while doing the diet because you are not eating much you dont have much energy and can burn yourself out, maybe take it one day at a time see how you feel each day!!! good luck guys
  311. Amphetima Said,

    May 11, 2007 @ 16:41
    Hey, I’m just in day one of this diet. I tried it before about 7 years ago but I didn’t last the course. Managed to loose 7lb in 3 days, which was pretty amazing though, and kept the weight off for a fair while. I lost the diet plan so am very grateful to you for posting it up here! I currently weigh 10st 3lb, so if I could get that down to 9st 3lb by next Friday, i’d be a very happy lass. x
  312. sean Said,

    May 14, 2007 @ 04:25
    i work night shift will the diet have the same effect on nights
  313. natalie Said,

    May 15, 2007 @ 14:11
    sean, im pretty sure it will work better on night shift because that is when your body uses up the calories in your body, you should try it and see if it works, only thing is you have to be quite strict and stick to it
  314. Amphetima Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 15:41
    Well done to anyone who can stick to this. I thought it was it really difficult and found I couldn’t concentrate on work or anything at all so gave up on day 3. Good luck though guy’s, hope you have more success than me!
    FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO COULDN’T COMPLETE THE DIET just comfort yourself with the thought that fad diets never keep the weight off forever and they often just end up making you feel crappy about not finishing them / not keeping the weight off and feed your belief that you won’t look good until you lose however many pounds. A belief which ultimatly isn’t true at all as really you won’t look good unless you believe you look good and you have more body confidence, which truely has nothing to do with how much you weigh. So really the best thing to do is sit down and watch a few episodes of ‘how to look good naked’ and think yeah, this is how I look and i’m beautiful, and I can assure you when you realise that you won’t be the only one who thinks you have become suddenly more lovely. FACT!
  315. Emma Said,

    May 19, 2007 @ 22:36
    Can you actually drink unlimited amounts of grapefriut juice through out the day and in terms of the steak, exactly how much can you have??
  316. steph Said,

    May 20, 2007 @ 09:36
    thanks so much for this diet need to lose a stone today is day one am very xcited and looking forward to huge weight loss off to have breakfast will keep you posted
  317. steph Said,

    May 20, 2007 @ 09:38
    thanks so much for this diet need to lose a stone today is day one am very xcited and looking forward to huge weight loss off to have breakfast will keep you posted will check in again on day thre till then yours in weight loss
  318. natalie Said,

    May 20, 2007 @ 10:27
    emma, yes you can drink as much grapefruit juice throughout the day but i would recomend everytime your hungry drink a glass of water, it fills you up!!! good luck
  319. debbie Said,

    May 20, 2007 @ 19:17
    ok guys im back been a few months since i done this diet if you read back you will see how long it was , yes i put it all back!!! on and why ??? bcos i ate like a pacman as soon as i came of this diet bcos i could lol .. right now i decided to go back on again starting tmoz and give it another go i lost 10lbs last time in nearly 6 days then i crashed silly me but you know what this is a very hard diet to stick to and when ya come of ya just want food well thats all good aslong as you have one binge day and then eat healthy after that ..i didnt !!!
    when i did this b4 i had sweetner in my coffee and tea lemon green tea helped a lot i drank lots of water and boy i got hunger pangs the first 3 days but they eased after the 3rd day ish , this diet id say is to give you a kick start not to stick on it bcos im sure it cant be good for you long term … okies ill let ya know how i go and good luck all who is starting it also debs xxxxxxxxx
  320. Anonymous Said,

    May 24, 2007 @ 19:37
    hey is it okay to do this for 2 weeks in a row as i reli want to become 8 stone. is it visible the weigth loss as i erli dont want to just see it on the scales - i just reli want it to work has a nyyoen managed to keep it off debbie has worried me about it however when i lose the weight i will make sure that i eat right as i dnt reli binge eat i just have puppp fat i am 15 and all my friends are the same height as me and a way smalller in size thank you for posting this diet i know it will do me wonders gd look guys! fingers crossed x
  321. marinna Said,

    May 25, 2007 @ 01:15
    I have started this diet before but never completed it. After reading your comments I’m definitely going to try it again, as I would love to leave a message that would have an impact on the next reader. Starting on Monday, wish me luck.
  322. Anonymous Said,

    May 26, 2007 @ 12:36
    Going to start this on Monday, but is it true that you lose concentration, as i hav exams!!!!
  323. danni Said,

    May 27, 2007 @ 01:35
    i hav exams too and it really does make ur concentration poor, i tend to hav alot of fruit to keep me going when revisin and espescially before my exam.
    gna start frm the beginning again 2moro, i keep failing :( lmao, the basis of the diet isn’t the problem, i just get really hungry at night….. well i’ll giv it another go anyway :)
    Gd luk to all of you xxx
  324. Deejay Said,

    May 28, 2007 @ 14:41
    I’ve just started this today…a bit peckish, but then I’m such a greedy hound that it’s going to take a bit of getting used to. It sounds great though, so fingers crossed for me and all of you doing it too!
    XXX
  325. Tracy Said,

    May 28, 2007 @ 17:14
    Hi all
    I’m another one starting this mad diet today. I just keep telling myself that it takes 6/12 months to actually put on a stone so what is one week to get it off again (really hope I can keep that focus….lol).? So far, so good but looking forward to getting home and having my eggs & salad.
    I soooo wanna lose a couple of stone b4 my hols in August.
    Good luck to us all.
    x
  326. Tracy Said,

    May 28, 2007 @ 19:23
    Me again. Haven’t had my eggs & salad yet cos had to pick my little one up from my mums and then go shopping. Going demented here while my eggs are boiling. Can’t wait……..I’m starving.
    Was very good though with my shopping and just got what I need for the week (thank goodness my hubby is away this week (which is why I decided to start now…..don’t think I’d be able to stick to it if he was here…….I’d be having chips & beer 24/7…….hoping this week will give me the incentive to go on).
    Well………….gonna go try cool my eggs down before I faint.
    Debs……….I see you started again last week………….howz it going this time round?
    x
  327. marinna Said,

    May 31, 2007 @ 23:45
    can you use garlic and peper to season the meat
  328. Deejay Said,

    June 1, 2007 @ 15:27
    I’ve done four days so far and I’ve lost 8lb, I don’t usually agree with crash diets but I’m probably eating more healthily than I do normally and it has spurred me on to keep going! Yee ha!
  329.   I need to lose 20lbs before June 1st, how do I do it? Said,

    June 1, 2007 @ 17:18
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  330. Anonymous Said,

    June 2, 2007 @ 15:58
    im startin today..but i have exams at the moment…so are there any healthy foods with lots of energy that i could use to give me enough brain energy?
    im also guna go through two weeks cos im goin on holiday in two n a half n i wana tone up!
    also are you alowed salt? like with your egg?
    x
  331. Anonymous Said,

    June 2, 2007 @ 16:18
    also can you swap tomatoes with anything?
  332. Anonymous Said,

    June 4, 2007 @ 13:37
    hi done this diet in march for a week n lost 9pound.i stuck to it but i dont like grapefruit n spinach so i jus went wivout.i woz really tired aswel on bout the 3rd day n i dint av that much energy wen i went to the gym.im doin it for 3weeks this time tho even tho ur not supposed to but im goin on holiday so i want to look bit thinner.its my first day 2day n im starvin even tho ive jus ate,o wel.goin areobic classes nthis week aswel
    xxxxx
  333. Tracy Said,

    June 4, 2007 @ 14:27
    I’ve just finished one week on this……weighed myself this monring and have lost a stone. It was pretty difficult around the 3rd/4th day but I kept going and so glad I did. I’m sticking to a calorie controlled diet for the next 2 weeks and then gonna do this again. Hated the spinach yesterday…….YUK..!! Kinda forced myself with the grapefruit and the red is definitely better.
    I used pepper on my meat and eggs but nothing else.
    Deejay, hope you managed to stick out the full week….8lbs in 4 days is awesome.
    Good luck to all……….will be back when I’m starting my 2nd week. xx
  334. Julia Said,

    June 4, 2007 @ 16:51
    Hi just started this today. Feeling a bit hungry at mo, been okay all day really, drank plenty water and also some grapefruit juice. Just realised I didn’t buy unsweetened juice though and so might not bother with juice for rest of week unless I can find some with no added sugar at supermarket. I bought plenty fuit and grapefruits. Actually enjoyed the grapefruit, I not had it for years. I just made a black coffee to dull the hunger pangs, but, going to be putting my eggs on soon I think! he he!
  335. Tracy Said,

    June 6, 2007 @ 15:27
    Hey Julia
    Hope you’ve managed to stick with the diet. Let us know how your getting on.
  336. Julia Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 08:15
    So far so good! Just had my toast! Not finding it too bad. Don’t know if I lost any weight yet, but, it’s only day 4! Feel better psychologically because I’m drinking more water and feel as if I’m detoxing a little with having no alcohol neither. I’ll keep going. Day 4 not a very exciting day though is it? he he! I won’t be able to do the full week as I go on hols on the 7th day so I’ll just be doing it over 6 days.
  337. Tracy Said,

    June 7, 2007 @ 10:23
    Great Julia……..stick with it girl. I’m sure you’ll lose a good few pounds before you go. Hope you have a great time. x
  338. Claire Said,

    June 8, 2007 @ 11:54
    Hi
    I started this diet and am on day 5.
    I’ve found though, that on day 3 and 4 the weight loss has slowed down 1lb instead of 2lb
    Should it pick up again at the end of the diet?
  339. anon Said,

    June 9, 2007 @ 07:14
    Hi I started this diet on monday5th june and so far I have lost10lbs.And still 2 days to go thanks for this diet.
  340. larnai Said,

    June 11, 2007 @ 04:44
    I have lost nothing on this diet… can we drink diet coke? I have also been having houmous on toast… and the odd choc biscuit, bit of mayo on the salad.. but surely that cant work out that much? Also… do we have to be working out on this? Because I sleep all day… Im a student, but I HAVE GIVEN UP THE BOOZE… Do we have to follow this as it states without amendment? Pleassse help me. I only want to lose a stone, Im 10 stones and 5′5, so losing a stone would be perfect for the summer!
  341. laura Said,

    June 11, 2007 @ 08:53
    hi larnai, i think you are meant to stick to it as its chemical, i’m on day 2 and had lost 2pounds when i weighed myself this morning. Il admit it was awful yesterday but it’s only for 7 days. Have u tried putting lemon juice on your salad? i also used salt on it i’m not sure if your allowed it but it kinda made the salad more bearable! Good Luck Everyone!!!!!
  342. Anonymous Said,

    June 12, 2007 @ 01:56
    Thanks Laura! I started again today… I had the tinned tomatoes and toast, and a banana…when I decided to wake up. I also had 2 squares of chocolate, but will make sure I leave that out from tomorrow, I couldnt resist… I already cant stop thinking about food…but tomorrow looks like a good day…chicken and steak which will be good. I dont eat steak so thought I might be able to sub that for a Birds Eye burger? and cut it up to have with salad? Im sure its more or less the same thing? I dunno…
  343. laura Said,

    June 12, 2007 @ 12:27
    i know it’s so hard i love food so much!!! but im on day 3 and finding it gets easier, i’ve just got back from the gym, also did an exercise dvd yesterday as i’ve found exercising keeps your mind off food, also tires you out so youl be 2 tired to think about it!!! this doesnt work for everyone tho as exercising can also make you hungrier.
    I Didnt eat the steak yesterday either as i dont like it, i had 2 chicken breasts cos its probably about the same calories but still lean meat, so if you mean them birds eye burgers with no crispy stuff on it just the meat then i’m sure you’ll be ok.
    Good Luck let me know how ya do!
    Laura x x
  344. Larnai Said,

    June 13, 2007 @ 02:31
    I had a bowl of Special K… and 3 small chunks of chocolate… (I have an essay in for Friday and have a heavy period- this is my excuse!) but then 2 burgers - WITHOUT CRUMBY BITS - and salad and Grapefruit juice. I havent bothered eating the other things because Im not hungry! I think the fact that it is so strict makes it more difficult to follow. I have lost 5 pounds though…. I hope I can gain some self control for the rest of the week because I am not re doing Monday and Tueday…!! Are you losing any weight?
  345. laura Said,

    June 13, 2007 @ 08:35
    You have amazing willpower! I wouldnt even get through the 1st day if i was on my period!!! Have you tried weight watchers? i lost 2 and half stone quite quick and it’s not strict at all, you can still eat takeaways and drink alcohol! Perfect for us students ha! i’ll be carrying on that after this diet i think.
    I’m on day 4 and up to now i’ve lost 4lbs, my sister is also on day 4 and she’s lost 9lbs i think it depends on how much you have to lose. i think i mite do this for 2 weeks with a break on Sunday cos i go on holiday in 2 weeks really wanna lose weight 4 it!!!
  346. laura Said,

    June 14, 2007 @ 13:36
    Hi i’m on day 5 and finding it very hard! Has anyone been snacking on fuit through out the day on the days you eat it for dinner and has it still worked? As i’m really hungry on these days!!!
  347. Kay Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 09:56
    Hi Laura,
    I’m also on Day 5 and really really struggling, but so far have stuck to it religiously. I’ve lost 4lbs (although I’m not massively overweight and have had no exercise). Today feels really hard having just a glass of grapefruit juice for breakfast with just fruit to look forward to! But as it states there should be no more than 3 meals a day, nothing in between I’ve had no fruit or anything else between meals.
    So far, this is the only diet that’s helped me lose anything in a very long time, so although it’s just a 4lb loss I still see it as successfully.
    You’ve done so well so far, just today and tomorrow to get through!
  348. laura Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 13:25
    Thanks Kay! I’ve also lost 4lbs and my weight has stayed the same the last few days which hasnt really bothered me i only want to lose a few more lbs for my holiday, i have been snacking on fruit sometimes at night tho when i get too hungry!!
    I’d like to reach 7 and a half stone as i’m only very short, i’m currently 7.12 do you think this’d be possible in another week?
    I’m relly lovin this diet this is the best ive felt in a long time; my skin is clear from spots and i feel like i’ve detoxed a bit as well.
  349. David Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 15:13
    Hello
    This sounds a good starting point to loosing those excess pounds and as long as you keep up regular exercise, hopefully the weight will stay off.
    Just before I start could someone answer a few questions please?
    Any Fruit at all? Any Amount
    How many eggs in the Scrambled eggs (No milk or Butter)?
    How much Steak, Chicken and Lamb? Less fatty the better?
    Salad, how much and what?
    Thanks for any feedback
  350. Anonymous Said,

    June 15, 2007 @ 22:31
    i ate 4 doughnuts 2day…..am 10st 4 pounds n 5′4…..tried this for 3 weeks cant do it
  351. laura Said,

    June 16, 2007 @ 17:39
    Hi David i found that the fruit is more satisfying when you chop it up into a fruit salad, have enough to fill you up till tea time but i have been told that bananas are supposed to slow down some peoples weight loss.
    The scrambled eggs- i used 2 and they taste fine with no milk in just wisk and put em in the micro.
    As the for the meat i ate 3 chops on the day it says 2, and 2 chicken breasts and a big stake as it says it doesnt matter about the quantities cos its chemical and filled up with loadsa salad, cos i figure its best to increase the quantity than end up snacking later in the day (Remember your tea needs to fill you up right through till breakfast the next day!!)
    Good Luck i’m starting this again tomorrow, let me know how you get on !!!!
  352. laura Said,

    June 16, 2007 @ 18:10
    oops i didnt eat all that meat on the same day, on each of the days ha.
  353. laura Said,

    June 17, 2007 @ 22:16
    Hi everyone i’m starting again tomorrow really messed it up on the last 2 days!! Does any1 know if there’s a limit to how much grapefruit juice you can drink throughout the day? As my mum said too much is bad for your stomach?
  354. Kay Said,

    June 18, 2007 @ 10:50
    Hi Laura,
    Well done for starting again on this one this week. I found it too restrictive and am doing a different diet for the next 2 weeks and then I’ll look at doing this again.
    Grapefruit juice is meant to be a fat burner, so I can understand too much would damage your stomach lining. I personally wouldn’t drink more than 1litre a day, although I’d struggle with that to be honest.
    I was the same as you with the meat. If it didn’t give an amount I ate as much as I wanted to!
    Good luck this week, although if you lost 5lb last week, I expect you’ll lose that or a little less this week as your body is getting used to a lack of food now and won’t burn it off as quickly as before.
  355. Lizzie D Said,

    June 18, 2007 @ 14:13
    I did this diet about a month ago. I stuck to it for the whole week (without cheating etc) and I lost 1lb per day. (So 7lbs altogether). I’ve put the weight back since though so I’m now about to try it again.
  356. laura Said,

    June 19, 2007 @ 10:09
    Re-doing day 1 again today had a major binge after work late last nite! Does any1 know if i should have carried on with day 2 or am i right to redo the first day?
    I’ve only got 6 days left before i go on holiday, so won’t be able to do the full 7 days now, so i’d also like advice whether i should miss out a day in the middle or the last day? or doesn’t it matter which 1?
    Sorry 4 all the questions ha!!
  357. Kay Said,

    June 21, 2007 @ 13:20
    Hi Laura,
    How are you getting on now? All set for your holiday and back on track after your binge?
    I really don’t know how you kept this up for more than a week! I know I couldn’t do it. I’ve maintained my weight loss though with a new diet and I’ll go back to this in a couple of weeks. Hope you’ve managed to get to your holiday goal weight.
  358. Kazire Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 11:42
    Hey I did this Diet and i didnt feel hungry at all after day 1 i try to aim for every meal portion i could fit in to a bowl leveled off! take time eating it and drink a glass of water before your meal to make sure that its not dehydration thats making your feel hungry!
  359. Vera Said,

    June 23, 2007 @ 14:21
    Hi all, a stone in a week is marvellous. Tracy, did you exercise much? I am starting Day one and getting the weekend out of the way at the start of the week. I have just had fruit for my lunch but am picking at raspberries and strawberries and I wish i wouldnt! So thought Id try distract myself by reading all your comments and writing myself. Laura did you manage to lose the weight before your hol?
  360. Mr T Said,

    June 25, 2007 @ 11:59
    Hi all,
    Well thought I’d share my experiences with everyone else (since you all inspired me). I tried this diet roughly 7 weeks ago and lost 1 stone exactly, but what I think helped me the most was having a week of preparation before the diet started. I reduced my quantities and whenever I was hungry, i only snacked on chopped up carrot, cucumber, celery & mixed seeds. For the morning I had 3 pieces of fruit (Apple, Banana and an Orange (mandarin, Satsuma, etc)), 1 salad for lunch and the evening was a regular meal (not too fatty), inbetween meals I was snacking on seeds and the raw veg mix (Carrot, celery, etc). doing that just that for one week prior, I lost 9lbs, so it put me in good stead to do the diet (I don’t recommend just jumping right in there if, like me, you have more than a 3 stone you would ideally like to lose). I managed to lose 2 stone roughly, and am now going for the 3rd stone (this week), using this diet. Again, I built up to doing this diet by eating sensible over the last week.
    I did try this diet again 3 weeks ago, but i started to feel really drained and had headaches (which i usually get when I don’t eat a lot… lol), so I stopped and am now starting it again (feel fine, and it’s only been day 2 so far… better to start on SUnday, in my opinion).
    I must confess that I don’t follow it to the letter of the law (I’m a Pescetarian, so I only eat seefood). It says “No substitues” but seems to work fine when I substitue the meat for fish. I usually eat a lot of the tinned fish (Mackerel, Sardines, etc). If i have grilled fish, I make sure I remove the skin first. I’ve been trying to lose weight for years now, so I’m pleased I’ve got to this stage so far. I’ve probably got another 3 stone to lose after this, but I know now that I’m well on my way.
    Thank you all for your uplifting and inspiring stories, we are proof that this diet works, but we should just not overdo it and make sure you maintain the weight level for a bit (sort of tricking your body into stabilising). I’ll be doing execise with this one (Jogging in the morning, followed by sit-ups, crunches & press-ups before I go to bed), so i don’t know how it’s going to be, I’ll report back later
    For those having difficulties, do not worry! Don’t give up either (it’s taken me over 10 years to get here!). Eat sensible and know your limits… You will lose the weight when the time is right (that’s my belief).
    God bless
    Mr T
  361. cee Said,

    June 26, 2007 @ 20:16
    hello all, this is the 2nd time startin this. 1st time managed to stick to it for 5 days and lost 10 lbs. im on day 4 now (altho i think i kinda messed up day 3 by having dried apricots as well as the fruit, a piece of toast in between, and i also had about 4 maltesers! lol). wasnt sure whether to start from day 1 or to just continue, but realised that starting again would of actually killed me and i probably wouldnt of lasted more than a day. a week goes so fast normally, but it just seems to be dragging now. oh i also had a little salt on my eggs today as i couldnt face plain eggs again! will this make much of a difference does anyone know? iv also been going the gym every other day and doing approx. 1 hour of cardio, so i hope that makes up for the crappy day 3 i had. good luck everyone and i will post updates! dont think im guna do the full 7 days as i have a uni leaving meal planned on the friday, which would be my day 7, and then we’re going out, and i dont want to look like an antisocial so and so xxxxx
    p.s. having the most bloody immense chocolate and jelly babies cravings ever!
  362. Michelle Said,

    June 28, 2007 @ 16:58
    Hi guys,
    I just found this diet last night and it’s like my lifesaver, I so desperately need it! I am going away to get married in 1 week and I have failed at all the diets I tried since Christmas (hubby to be has no willpower and I gave in also.. can’t bear to watch others eating chocolate!)
    I am doing day 1, had dry toast for breakfast (no tomatoes) and 2 satsumas, an apple and a nectarine for lunch. I also had a glass of grapefruit juice with my breakfast.
    I have over a stone to lose but any weight loss at this stage will help. I can’t fit into any of my holiday clothes and I am so depressed! I never had a weight problem before, but when I was pregnant I put on loads. It’s so hard to do any diet. But a week hopefully will motivate me to start eating health again and the hot weather in Spain will help!
    Does anyone know, will it help with cellulite? I have loads since I was pregnant and its so embarrassing. I am using the new nivea cream for the last 4 weeks but i don’t really see any difference.
    Also if anyone else is on day 1 and needs a diet partner that would be great! I am dreading getting into a bikini, and all the family is also going away so I can’t bear the thought of everyone looking at how fat I am.
    For the record, when I met my husband to be (6 years ago) I was 8 stone 4, never had a weight problem before. Now I am 10 stone 2 - how did I let things get this bad??? I hope I can lose at least half a stone this week. Good luck to you all.
    PS I am wearing a bikini at home at night to remind myself of why I am doing this… if I can feel all the jiggly bits it might help me keep to the diet!!
    xoxoxo
  363. Vera Said,

    June 29, 2007 @ 09:09
    Ohhhhhhhhh, im sssssssssoooooooooooo hungry! Only sheer gritted teeth is going to get me through this week. Im on my 5th day. And I have been going to the gym for about 45mins but just cant do any longer as my stomach feels like its eating itself. The scales better make me happy on Monday or they’ll get thrown out of the window!! Good luck everyone! xxxx
  364. michelle Said,

    July 1, 2007 @ 01:13
    Oh My God I cannot believe I am going to commit to this?!?!?! just read every single feedback - have gone cross eyed!
    I only eat fish and will be substituting the meat for tuna steak or salmon fillets or tofu. Fingers crossed, anyone there to hold my hand?
  365. Shaun Said,

    July 2, 2007 @ 15:35
    Hi everyone, thinking about starting this diet tommorrow. I’m a big bulky lad, mainly from using weights and occasionally using the treadmill. Only problem I’ve had is sticking to a healthy diet which means I’ve never lost my gut or love handles. I really would like to lose a stone or more in a week, I’m just a bit worried about losing the muscle I have instead of fat.
    Alot of people say they did’nt do any strenuous exercise, is there any exercises I can do that would be safe alongside the diet.
  366. Nicky Said,

    July 3, 2007 @ 15:17
    I’m on day six, suggling now. But I have lost 10 lbs would I do it again? yes. Don’t think my boyfriend would agree cause I’ve been a right pain in the bum. I haven’t done any exercise as haven’t had enough energy. But I do feel better about myself and with be back in the gym in a couple of days. Well done to anyone that sticks to this :-)
  367. Anonymous Said,

    July 3, 2007 @ 15:54
    On day two feeling hungry but desperately trying to keep going!!!! It better work!!!!!!!!!
  368. Shaun Said,

    July 4, 2007 @ 07:53
    Started yesterday. Hate Grapefruit!! I did some weights and a bit of running aswell. Didn’t believe the scales this morning. Lost 5 lbs already!!
  369. michelle Said,

    July 4, 2007 @ 13:16
    Hi Again!
    Am on day four, yesterday was the worst ever. I had to drive to airport and thought my stomach was going to cave in!!! I felt wretched and mad as hell, but soon as I got my fish salad I was fine! Loving grapefruit juice - NOT but is only thing that seems to fill me up! Thank goodness! Been swimming every morning for 30mins, have lost 5lbs so far! Keep going everyone!!! I was 8stone 5lbs and would love to be 7stone 7 lbs! fingers crossed XX
  370. Anonymous Said,

    July 5, 2007 @ 14:40
    It really does work im on day 4 lost 6 pounds…the cravings go too!!
  371. elisa Said,

    July 6, 2007 @ 09:39
    can any 1 help? just started thie diet 2day and was wondering weather u can drink diet drinks ie. diet coke???? thanks
  372. Anonymous Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 15:55
    no u cant drink diet drinks. well u could but it would slow down the weight loss process as this is a CHEMICAL diet and artificial chemicals such as those found in diet drinks would alter the chemical effect of the natural ones found in the foods you have to eat
  373. Anonymous Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 15:56
    by the way people, adding flavourings such as chilli and pepper is permitted. salt however is not. (chilli and pepper aid weight loss, as well as providing flavour. everyones a winner! ;)
  374. elisa Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 16:19
    done the first day! but woke up ths morning feeling dizzy is that norm?and sorry to b a pain but can u drink the grapefruit any time or just wen its says! thanks xxx
  375. amanda Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 16:46
    Hi guys,
    I am on day 4 and have lost about 4lbs.
    can you tell me if we can add salt to the salad and eggs?
  376. amanda Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 17:01
    also, when we have salad is it as much as we like and is it all salad items like onion, peppers, celery etc
    thanks
  377. elisa Said,

    July 7, 2007 @ 17:45
    hi amanda , well done ! did u av any side affects??? i started yesturday and faild 2day coz i felt dizzy , just wondering if any else felt like that?? and do u know if u can drink the grapefruit any time?? or just wen it says??? thanks if u can help and well done!
  378. Anonymous Said,

    July 8, 2007 @ 09:19
    u can drink the grapefruit at any time, as long as u dont go overboard
  379. Anonymous Said,

    July 8, 2007 @ 09:20
    p.s. yes i think it is quite normal to feel dizzy. the forst time i done this diet on the first day i felt really really dizzy and quite breathless, however i had halfa slice of brown bread and was fine (made no difference to the weight loss in the end)
  380. Millie Said,

    July 8, 2007 @ 09:55
    Can anyone suggest a substitute for eggs, I can’t stand them
  381. elisa Said,

    July 8, 2007 @ 11:28
    thanks! for ur help.
  382. Tracy Said,

    July 8, 2007 @ 17:22
    Hi on day 5, have found it ok have lost 8lbs! Can any one tell me why i can’t carry on for another week.
  383. amanda Said,

    July 8, 2007 @ 23:36
    Hi Elisa,
    I failed this today as i had a real day of it not with the diet but in general.
    and my friend had a bar-b-que
    but i have lost about 5 lbs over th e4 days i have done it.
    will try it again in a week
    keep going though i didn’t feel dizzy but on day 3 i really felt hungry
    amanda
  384. Anonymous Said,

    July 9, 2007 @ 10:36
    Hi, ive done it successfully. Can anyone tell me how to keep the weight off!!!!
  385. Tracy Said,

    July 10, 2007 @ 15:38
    Hi finished today lost 11lb!! going to do it for another week
  386. elisa Said,

    July 10, 2007 @ 17:11
    well done to those what have done it ! did u guys have alot to lose in the first place ???
  387. elisa Said,

    July 12, 2007 @ 19:23
    On day 4 and have lost 7lb! well happy!!!! good luck to all that are trying it!
  388. Luukas Bride Said,

    July 14, 2007 @ 09:56
    But taking someone with yo. Luukas Bride.
  389. lynch Said,

    July 15, 2007 @ 10:07
    LOL to the person who put…..Hi, ive done it successfully. Can anyone tell me how to keep the weight off!!!!
    Errrrrrrrrrm i think thats pretty obvious, just dont go back to scoffing your face with crap!
  390. Lindsay Said,

    July 15, 2007 @ 22:47
    Myself and a fiend are going to try the diet begining this week.
    A bit scared that we may keel over as we both have an intense 6 day wk gym regime!! Substituting the toast for porridge (mixed with water) in the mornings as I can not eat bread and we have a very demanding job.
    Will keep you posted if this still works with the minor tweak at breakfast. I am jst under 9st and 5′5″…… to be continued…..
  391. anonamouse Said,

    July 16, 2007 @ 12:13
    i love this diet i have compleated 2 days on my thid and have lost 7lb already verry exitedhave had a few dizzy spells and headaches though wouldnt recomend doing longer than 1 week though
  392. anonamouse Said,

    July 16, 2007 @ 12:19
    diet is great it does work i on third day now have lost 7lb alls well
  393. anonamouse Said,

    July 16, 2007 @ 14:33
    stttttttttttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggg my will power gtettin a beaten
  394. anonamouse Said,

    July 16, 2007 @ 14:36
    i think the more u have o lose thebetter this will work
  395. annonamous Said,

    July 18, 2007 @ 10:58
    i found this diet verry harsh after 3 day i was really ill and felt like shit i had to stop those of you who compleated it what secrets do u have to stop that horrible feelingof sick and dizziness also i had headache the whole time i was on diet
  396. Caspar Gwenda Said,

    July 22, 2007 @ 22:37
    Didn’t get to bed last nigh. Caspar Gwenda.
  397. Jennifer Said,

    July 25, 2007 @ 11:46
    Iv been looking for this for AGES!! Im defo going to try it and see what happens i want to get to about 7, 9. im about 8.8 at the moment fingers crossed, im very small and i had baby i juat want to get back to the way i was ill keep u all posted
  398. Tracy Said,

    July 26, 2007 @ 12:35
    Well done to everyone who has been successful. Good luck to you Jennifer if you’ve started. I did this mid-June and lost 1 stone exactly…….unfortunately put half of it back on again with pigging out. Have started again this week and am now on day 4…..lost 8lbs already.
    Haven’t had any dizzy spells or headaches but I’ve been sticking to it exactly (even the dreaded grapefruit……YUK). Drinking loadsa water might also help.
    Gonna try not to pig out when I’m finished (although I’m definitely having BUTTERY toast with cheese for breakfast on Monday morning….YUM).
  399. natasha Said,

    July 26, 2007 @ 18:52
    hi guys,
    tried this a while ago but didnt manage it so decided to try again this wk. managed till dinner on day 4 but was starvin so broke it. noticed the weight pretty much shot up when i weighed myself this morning, so i’m going to finish the last 3 days- does anyone know if this will work? or should i start from the beginning again? thanks and keep up the good work
  400. welshie Said,

    July 27, 2007 @ 10:54
    I’m starting the diet today in a bid to lose a few pounds before a wedding next weekend!!! fingers crossed!!!
  401. laura Said,

    July 30, 2007 @ 15:50
    Hi every1 back off holiday and put on half a stone, i dont mind tho it was worth it!
    Half way thru day 1 determined to stick it out to the end this time!!!
  402. hanna Said,

    August 1, 2007 @ 12:43
    do u have to do exersise or not ??
  403. laura Said,

    August 2, 2007 @ 10:33
    On day 4 and i’d lost 7 pounds when i weighed myself this morning!
    The weight loss seems to be a bit quicker the second time round, this may be cos i havent used any salt at all (last time i had it on my salads) or snacked on fruit in the nighttime.
    TIP: Grapefruit juice tastes a lot better ice cold!!
    This time i’ve also been practically doubling what it says on the diet sheet, 2 boiled eggs for breakfast etc, which has gave me more energy to exercise
  404. Danni Said,

    August 7, 2007 @ 18:40
    started it today =] , it’s going good so far, but will probably dead in a few days, whilst i got the energy i’m gonna do the exercise. Hope i stick to it! i think i’ll post here every day to keep me motivated xx
  405. Danni Said,

    August 9, 2007 @ 19:32
    day 3 - only lost 3lbs =[ , gonna keep myself motivated tho, hopefully i’ll see a bigger loss 2moro…. xx
  406. Azriel Said,

    August 10, 2007 @ 11:57
    I am starting this today, weighed myself and realised I’ve put a stone and a half on since Feb. So I’m 71.8 kg, will see what I get to next week.
  407. laura Said,

    August 12, 2007 @ 21:09
    hey every1 im back, didnt manage to finish the last 2 days last time i did this diet. iv put all the weight back on in the last week too as iv ate loads Starting again tomorrow determined to finish it!!!
    How r u gettin on Danni? i think il post here everyday 2 it might keep me more motivated!
  408. c Said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 00:22
    finishing day 3, altho i have had sum dried apricots between lunchan dinner, but im in the middle of exams an need the energy o keep me concentratin durin revision, an not thinkin bout food all the time coz im starvin! Lol. have done it before and succesfully lost a stone. it stayed off for quite a while as well, but i put half of it back on due to the fact that i ate like a pig. not a good idea! hope evryone who checks this an comes to post on it is doin ok and is managing the hunger! normally a week flies by, but on this blasted thing it just drags and drags and drags! also im finding the amount of eggs unbearable, theyr starting to make me feel ill now after iv ate one. same goes for the salad, which can not have anything on it at all! iv taken to just leaving it out all together. tip: when it says to have fruit, have fruits like mangoes as they are much more filling than apples and oranges and strawberries etc, and they dont have the same weight loss hindering properties of ’stodgy’ but filling fruits like bananas.
  409. laura Said,

    August 13, 2007 @ 11:26
    I agree the plain salad makes me feel ill after a few days its so boring! I usually grate a carrot and mix all the salad up, as the carrot seems to make me feel fuller for longer!
    Starting day 1 today cant wait for this week to be over lol
  410. c Said,

    August 14, 2007 @ 20:07
    hmmm im on day 5 now and i have one singular everton mint sitting next to me, calling my name. how much harm can 1 little tiny delicious mint with a gorgeous toffee centre do eh? will it mess up the whole diet? u kno, coz its chemical an all an if i have it there will be sugar an nydrogenated fat in me that my body has to get rid of an will therefore stall the weight loss process?? iv been debating this for the past half hour! LOL. how sad is that!! normally i wouldnt think twice about it! lol. anyway, gud luck laura hope ur doing well and coping ok!
  411. Aby Said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 12:51
    Hi all, i’m day three and predict by the end of the day i will have passed out - im so week, moody and generally very irritable!
    All i can think about is food, i’m day dreaming about food, my colleague is doing it with me so we have been supporting each other, although she has had the odd bite of chocolate and bread!!!!!!!!! not impressed with that!
    I have done it before and lost about half a stone, but didnt do the last day -after day 3 last time i got use to not eating practically, and it got a bit easier - roll on day 7! haha - not!
  412. Aby Said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 12:56
    to those of you who do it, thinking afterwards you can carry on as normal - don’t be fooled, even if you eat healthily generallly, you have to still continue being really careful - your body has gone into ’starvation mode’, and when you finish, the first bit of fat you feed yourself your body is gonna grab and store, coz it doesnt kno when its next gonna get fed, and it will remember what you have done to it for A LONG TIME!
    I made that mistake before, and athough i didnt even eat a lot the week after, the weight just came back!
    Aww well, im still gonna do it again!
  413. Azriel Said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 13:43
    I had to start again on Monday because the weekend was a disaster. I’m on day 3 and I feel a bit weak. Also my colleague has ‘kindly’ purchased a cake for me and know I’m undergoing torture not to give in. 4 more days, after tomorrow I’ll be more than half way through. Don’t give in it’s only 7 days.
  414. Danni Said,

    August 17, 2007 @ 21:05
    Hi all once again! I got to day 5 last time and only lost 5lbs, was disheartened but realised my mistakes, a little dressing does make a difference for one :P i also plan to do more exercise this time around! Starting 2mro!! Good luck to evry1 xx
  415. nikki Said,

    August 18, 2007 @ 20:44
    i’m getting married on 28th august (in 9 days now) an i’ve just tried my dress on, OH MY GOD my big tummy is sticking out if i did this diet for a week and did loads of tummy exercises do you think i’ve got a chance i’m 5′4 and weight about 11,4. please help
  416. Bekii Said,

    August 19, 2007 @ 00:27
    Heya , jus found dis website n it actually surprised me i am hopin to lose sum weight im 5′4″ n im 10st 9 n i hate it cos i cant wear ma fave clothes im guna aim for 9st n i hope dis diet thingy will work keep ya posted x Starting now!
  417. nikki Said,

    August 20, 2007 @ 02:08
    hiya everyone just wondered if i could just drink grapefruit juice instead of eating it can’t stand grapefruit but i am willing to try anything for my wedding dress to fit better starting the diet tomorra, feeling really excited! xxx
  418. laura Said,

    August 20, 2007 @ 15:09
    Hi Nikki yes u can drink the juice instead, make sure its unsweetened and you’ll be fine, Good Luck!!!
  419. Avnita Said,

    August 20, 2007 @ 16:16
    Hi, really want to try this but i dont eat eggs, fish or any meat. Any suggestions or substitutes u can suggest…so desperate to lose weight and wuld really appreciate any suggestions. Thank u. Diet sounds really good even when u take out the meat. Can u replace the lemon with lime?
  420. nikki Said,

    August 21, 2007 @ 10:05
    thanks Laura, was wondering how much salad do you eat and what sort of salad, bit confused on what portion sizes i should be having, like how big the grilled chicken and steak should be, sorry to be a pain just need to get it right get married a week today and my dress seems a bit tighter, :( this is me last chance.
  421. laura Said,

    August 21, 2007 @ 22:52
    I ate as much salad as i could to be honest, and found a grated carrot with my salad did keep me fuller for longer that when i’d had salad without it. You must remember your tea has to keep you full till the following morning and even then usually the breakfasts are very small!!!
    As for the meat eat as much as you like the quantities dont really make a difference, even when it says 1 piece of toast i was having 2 pieces and it didnt make a difference to my weight loss at all! It still came off as quick as when i stuck to it properly and was starving, ul also have more energy to exercise.
    Good Luck i know u can do it, just picture your lovely wedding dress when your thinking about chocolate!!!
  422. nikki Said,

    August 22, 2007 @ 20:09
    If you do somethin naughty do you have to start again or carry on next day as normal :(
  423. inspiration Said,

    August 23, 2007 @ 16:02
    hey guys
  424. inspiration Said,

    August 23, 2007 @ 16:13
    right guys, hope this will help you all. im speaking from total experience. at 17 i was just over 24 stone. yep..the diet i used to kick start my weight loss was very similar to this, thou beng that size it was not suprising i lost 3 stone in a week. well since then years have passed and i am now nearly 23 and i have a toned body. yep it has taken years to get this far. thou what this has taught me is the secrets of weight loss and keeping it of
    well past month of partying has ment i have gained a stone, yeh i admit i have binged out really badly and im not suprised of this gain. so last frisday i weighed 12. 5 stone. 4 days living of 6 200 kcal and water and little fruit a day and i have lost 6 pounds..afcourse with a hour of cardio!!
    now i got a week to lose a remainder 8 pounds! its not as easy as it was when i weighed the 24 stone, just balancing food out would have lost stones..so i think ill give this diet a try, i no it will work, based on what it advocates you to eat, but just how much will i lose! and if i lose a stone well that would make me boney slim! not sure if im really after that! so lets see what happens hey…
  425. Leese Said,

    August 26, 2007 @ 21:51
    I have just come across this, I am always trying some sort of diet, but have a problem sticking to it, esp with the no alcohol rule. I am going to try this from Tuesday, I am going on holiday Wednesday week, so this would be perfect. I will do my upmost to stick to it religiously and let you know how I get on. If I cheat I will also let you know.
    Thanks for sharing this
  426. Leese Said,

    August 28, 2007 @ 13:36
    Ok, so I’m on day one, had a drink last night, so a bit of a hang over belly this morning, still started the diet though, am feeling a little hungry, but going to get through this!
  427. Leese Said,

    August 29, 2007 @ 11:12
    ok, on day 2 and struggling with the grapefruit! How people eat this voluntarily is beyond me! yuk!
    Yesterday when I started I weighed 9st 9, today at the start of day 2 I weigh 9st 7. Was very tired last night, was asleep by 8, not sure if that has anything to do with the diet!
    Drinking plenty of water too, which is a nice change from diet coke all the time! I’ll keep up with the diet diary!
  428. Madalyn Said,

    August 30, 2007 @ 03:54
    Hey guys! i am starting this diet tomorrow and i have some questions. on day 2, can i switch the grilled chicken (lunch) for tuna? and have the chicken for dinner? i dont eat steak. i also dont eat lamb chops, but i saw a post before that said it was fine to switch the chicken for the lamb chops. Also on day 7 for lunch do i have to eat spinach? can i switch it for green beans? i guess if i cant switch stuff i can just go without?
  429. Leese Said,

    August 30, 2007 @ 09:36
    Hey, ok I’m on the start of day 3. I was craving a milky sugary cup of tea last nught, but I kept up with the will power and just had a glass of water instead. I’m actually coping with the grapefruit, I had red on first day as coulnt get pink, now I’ve had pink and its alot more bareable. Steak was LOVELY last night. Weighed myself this morning and only lost another pound, so now weighing 9st 6. Bit disheartening, but, I’m hoping weight will come off a bit more by the end of the week!
    With regards to the swapping of foods, it does say “substitutes not allowed” maybe find another diet??
  430. Madalyn Said,

    August 30, 2007 @ 15:23
    Look at the first two posts. James says that if it have the same amount of fat (none) then you can probably switch it. I am sticking with everything in the diet, so really its not a substitute. A substitute would be having hamburger.
    I had a piece of dry toast and 2 medium, fresh tomatoes(is this the same thing? i was confused about the tomato part) the toast was gross, but paired with the tomatoes it was ok.
    Ok this is embarrassing, but did anyone have bad gas while eating this diet? about an hour after eating breakfast, i started having gas, which i usually don’t have in the morning.
  431. Leese Said,

    August 31, 2007 @ 11:17
    Day 4, lost another pound, so weighing 9st 5. Bored of the salad, and am really hungry now after my dry toast this morning! Looking forward to stocking up on fruit, not looking forward to salad again tonight!
    Madalyn, I haven’t had any wind, but we all have different bodies. Good luck keep with it. I think you got the tomato bit fine, I would presume 2 is ok, if not less than a tin.
    Keep us informed of how you’re getting on
  432. Madalyn Said,

    August 31, 2007 @ 20:47
    Oops!
    i had a little “snack” last night. i did well until like 10 pm. i had fallen asleep but was woken up by my mom. i was having really bad hunger pains so i crashed and had some potato salad and a chocolate pop sickle (low fat) i was so mad at myself, but i realized this was a stupid time to start a diet. usually there is nothing to temp me, but my mom just had surgery and people keep on bring yummy food :-( i have decided i will try this diet in a couple of months. but i did weigh myself today and i lost a pound, so i guess if i hadn’t of eaten last night, i would have lost 2! oh well.
    Thanks for the support Leese, and i hope you lose the weight you want to!
  433. Mr. T Said,

    September 17, 2007 @ 22:11
    Started again for another stone… I had to fight to keep myself fro eating an Oreo tonight… phew… day 1 over, 6 more to go (it’s harder the 8th time around! lol)… Got to be careful with your body though… after i get to a stable size, i’ll be using teh gym to keep the rest of
    See ya!
  434. benne Said,

    September 19, 2007 @ 21:07
    im starting tomorrow how cool
  435. E Said,

    September 20, 2007 @ 22:39
    ive just completed 7 days..i didnt myself but my clothes have gone lose so im guessing it has worked.
  436. sheryl Said,

    September 23, 2007 @ 02:18
    Gunna start this diet tomorrow. Been so many people done so well. Hope it works as well for me gud luk ev1 x
  437. MarleysGirl Said,

    September 23, 2007 @ 09:39
    Hi Sheryl, I think Im gonna start it tomorrow too. Good luck for me and you xx
  438. Anonymous Said,

    September 23, 2007 @ 18:19
    Hi Mgirl, let me know how you get on. Am def gunna do it. av just been checkin all local gyms out today too. So ave cert got me work cut out for is. x gud luk x
  439. H Said,

    September 23, 2007 @ 20:04
    Hi ive already done one week and im on day 2 of my second week…iv not weighed myself but my clothes have gone so do feel alot lighter. im hoiping by the end of this week there will be a massive difference in my weight…good luck to the rest of u guys
  440. sh Said,

    September 24, 2007 @ 16:39
    well done H, let is know how much you lost when y weigh youself x
  441. H Said,

    September 24, 2007 @ 17:59
    thanks i will do..personally i dont like weighing myself…what i can say is that if u stick to it then u will deffo feel ur clothes are alot loose….lemme me know how u guys get on at the end of ur 7 days
  442. MarleysGirl Said,

    September 24, 2007 @ 18:57
    well day one is nearly over, i have been hungry this afternoon but Im trying to stay determined. Tomorrow is a good day food wise.. I cant way till day 7! Im sooo hungry!!
  443. D Said,

    September 24, 2007 @ 22:09
    anyone want to be diet buddies? - I’m starting this tomorrow and might be easier with someone else too…
  444. MarleysGirl Said,

    September 25, 2007 @ 07:40
    Hi D,
    I started yesterday so today is day two for me but Im happy to be diet buddies. Just imagine a stone lighter in seven days. Good Luck xx
  445. D Said,

    September 25, 2007 @ 14:06
    thanks MarleysGirl - we can support each other and check in that its working - fingers crosse it does! so far so good x
  446. poppet Said,

    September 27, 2007 @ 14:10
    hi, on day 1 today! aaargh! cant wait for week to be over! good luck every1! xxx
  447. poppet Said,

    September 28, 2007 @ 13:37
    on day 2 now. snacked on a peach and apple yesterday. oh well at least it wasnt chocolate! dont think it will make that much of a difference to be honest. didnt have the egg this morning, as 2 last night were quite enough! gonna have my chicken in a bit cant wait am starvin! xxx
  448. Vanessa Said,

    September 29, 2007 @ 20:15
    Hi people,
    Are we not even allowed vodka? I usually drink beer and that’s one of my biggest problems.
    xxx
  449. Scrutinize this diet! - The Student Room Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 01:21
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  450. Clare Said,

    September 30, 2007 @ 21:57
    hey guys i did this diet lik 4weeks ago n lost 13 pounds and about to start it again tomorrow for a second time good luck every1… if ur strict wiv urself it really does work!! xxxxxxxxxx
  451. Ellen Said,

    October 7, 2007 @ 21:32
    Hey guys, just been reading all the comments for the last hour and a half. Well done to ye all. I am going to south Africa in 3 weeksfor 3 weeks with my boyfriend and really want to look my best. I am going to start the diet tomorrow. Wish me luck!!!
  452. MarleysGirl Said,

    October 8, 2007 @ 09:57
    Hi everyone did this diet a couple of weeks ago, only stuck to it loosely and still lost about 7 pounds, had a week off so Im back on it today, this time im gonna try and stick to it to the letter… wish me luck, good luck to everyone else too xx
  453. Alex Said,

    October 8, 2007 @ 11:25
    Hi all. I am on day 5 and stuck to it religiously. Going to get on the scales tomorrow morning to see how its going. What do you all do after the week is up. Does eating healthy for the next two weeks before starting it again keep the weight down?
  454. Merrill Amram Said,

    October 21, 2007 @ 20:57
    cuz we both thought,that love last foreve. Merrill Amram.
  455. T.rm Said,

    November 1, 2007 @ 17:37
    I’m going to start this again (i’ve failed the last few occasions), so i need to get myself focused. The hardest part of the day is lunchtime, at work. I’ll be starting on Monday… i did it once before, i can do it again.
  456. Alex Said,

    November 5, 2007 @ 09:37
    Hi
    I am starting this again after loosing 10IB the first time. One question - has anyone followed this diet again after a couple of days break and if so, how was the weight loss?
    Good luck everyone
  457. blahblahblah Said,

    November 11, 2007 @ 19:31
    hey
    Starting this tomorrow i’ll keep you posted.
  458. Janet Said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 10:05
    Hi Everyone…..just completed a week of the Egg and Grapefruit diet and its just been too many eggs…….30 in a week ..yuk!!!! So, thought id give this one a go after all its only 7 days (she says) will let you know how i get on..Good luck to you all. J
  459. natasha Said,

    November 16, 2007 @ 21:51
    hi guys, tried this a yr ago…actually i tried it like 10 times and broke around day 4. lost quite a bit of weight tho within those few days. trying to get to the full 7 days this time. Have a few questions that I would really appreciate help with:
    1) what constitutes as salad? Is it just raw veggies? Raw brocolli ok?
    2) Can I use splenda in my blk coffee?
    3) are bananas ok?
    4) if i go wrong, do i start at the beginning?
    good luck everyone!
  460. Katy Said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 13:09
    Hey everyone,
    I tried a similar diet (Scared Heart) diet a month or so ago and lost 10lbs in a week, which I was really pleased with. I have since lost my way and feel like I have most/all of it back on, so am going to try this one, now I know I can stick to strict diets.
    One tip - once you come off of it, make sure you stick to healthy eating. I felt fantastic after I lost the weight and it’s so depressing knowing I have put it back on again :(
    I am going to plan the ‘aftermath’ a lot better this time and make sure it stays off!!
    Will let you know how I get on :)
  461. Katy Said,

    November 19, 2007 @ 13:11
    Oh - generally bananas aren’t allowed because they are high in calories. If you don’t like grapefruit then the best substitute is melon (particularly cantaloupe)
    Katy x
  462. Katy Said,

    November 20, 2007 @ 12:12
    I’ve started this diet today. I’ll keep you all posted throughout the week! (So far so good, I’ve had my dry slice of toast, which filled me up more than I thought it would) Seeing as we’re allowed fruit, I am having a tiny drop of squah in with my water as I hate it without it. I doubt it will effect the results that much in the long run :)
  463. Katy Said,

    November 22, 2007 @ 11:23
    Hey guys,
    I’m on Day 3 and so far so good. I found the first day the hardest, but since then I don’t remember a time where I have been genuinely hungry. This diet really has proven what a little amount of food my body actually needs. I haven’t had any cravings so far and although I’m not sure what the weight loss is so far, I do feel slimmer and more comfortable already. (Want to save it for the end!) It has also worked in my favour that I have a stinking cold, as I haven’t had much of an appetite and last night I was so exhausted, I went to bed at 8, which stopped me getting peckish later on in the evening!
    As I said before, I am having squash with my water, but I wouldn’t be able to drink vast quantities without it (I am drinking about 2 litres a day). Looking forward to the lamb tonight! Yum!!
  464. Alex Said,

    November 23, 2007 @ 11:15
    Hi Kate, I am also on day 3 and feeling good. I have done this before and really struggled at day 4 so once I get through tomorrow I feel I am there. I totally agree with what you say about being surprised on how little your body needs. This diet has given me a big wake up call. Once I have finished this week I am going to eat healthy and do it again before xmas.
    Good luck!
  465. Katy Said,

    November 23, 2007 @ 15:43
    Hi Alex - good to hear about you and your progress!
    I’m finding today really good. I’ve only had a slice of dry toast for breakfast and two apples for lunch, but because I’ve been drinking water, I don’t feel at all hungry - ordinarily I would be absolutely starving!!
    I like this plan because unline the Sacred Heart diet, I feel this is more feasible to do long term, or at least regularly.
  466. Alex Said,

    November 23, 2007 @ 17:19
    Its so nice to hear someone else is going this at the same time as me. It really opened my eyes to think that one piece of toast is enough for me in the morning and as you have said drinking water does help with the hunger. One down side…..I kept popping off to the loo.
    I am dying to get on the scales as my clothes feels bigger.
    Keep me posted
  467. Teags Said,

    November 25, 2007 @ 23:44
    Me and my mum are starting this diet tomorrow. Shes not looking forward to the dry toast bit and I’m not looking forward to the no alcohol bit!
    Will let you know how I get on xxx
  468. Katy Said,

    November 26, 2007 @ 11:07
    Hey guys,
    I’m on the last day and I feel great! I won’t know the exact weight loss until this afternoon, but my guess is 10 or 11lbs, judging by how loose my trousers are this morning! I was not a complete saint, I did have the odd extra slice of bread with egg, tea with milk & sugar and ketchup and low fat mayo with my tuna, but I didn’t feel these were enough to set me back too much and they evidently didn’t!
    I don’t feel I have ‘missed out’ or struggled at all on this diet, so I would definitely be interested in doing it long term, even if only Mon-Fri and then a treat at the weekend.
    This is a lot easier than the Sacred Heart diet. I didn’t think I would lose as much on this one because it wasn’t as tough, but the variety makes it easy to follow, but with the same results! Only downfall (as strange as it sounds) is that I don’t feel I have achieved as much because I didn’t suffer enough! I guess I shouldn’t complain though!!
  469. Teags Said,

    November 26, 2007 @ 23:00
    ok so i’m at the end of day1. wow, i’m real hungry but i guess i haven’t been drinking enough water. i’m feeling soooo tired though, is that linked?
    Pink grapefruit isnt too bad, tastes like an orange!
    not going to weight myself untill sunday night.
    my work colleagues were trying to tempt me with tasty foods today. i resised!
  470. Alex Said,

    November 27, 2007 @ 09:38
    Teags
    I also felt tierd for the first few days but it does pass, just keep drinking the water. I also found that a glass of grapefruit juice when I felt hungary helped a lot.
    You do get used to it so the diet does get easier.
    I am on my last day today so will let you know the results when I weigh in tomorrow.
    Good luck!
  471. Katy Said,

    November 27, 2007 @ 11:16
    Hey everyone!
    Thought I would touch base with the final weigh in - 11lbs lost! Am really please and feel great.
    I felt tired on the first day as well - may be the second day as well. I found that I really noticed a difference in the way I looked and felt on the fifth day. Quite far in, but worth the wait!!
    I agree with Alex that grapefruit juice helps with the hunger. I always drank juice instead of actually eating grapefruit as I found it a lot nicer and less hassle! I’m still carrying on the routine of having fruit for lunch…etc. so hopefully I’ll lost a bit more :)
  472. Alex Said,

    November 28, 2007 @ 12:36
    Hiya
    Well done Katy. I weighed in this morning and also lost 11IBs, really pleased with the loss.
    I didn’t feel like eating a lot this morning so I stuck with dry toast. I think your body must get used to eating less. I feel really good and my clothes are a lot looser. It proves the loss shows on your body just as much as the scales.
    Good luck everyone, its tough the first few days but once you are over that its managable.
  473. Teags Said,

    November 28, 2007 @ 22:00
    well done Katy and Alex!
    You don’t have to answer, but can I ask what you weighed to start off with? I only ask because I have friends who want to do this diet and they aren’t exactly large so I was thinking this might not be possible for them to lose 11lbs in a week
  474. blush Said,

    December 3, 2007 @ 03:43
    Hi All,
    i have been reading the comments and know from previous diets that many times you will feel bad in the beginning (dizzy, headaches, etc) much because you are detoxing from all the crap you usually eat - sugar is the biggest culprit. Our bodies get used to those things and then have withdrawals when they are gone. So stick to it. if you think the bad feelings are from hunger than eat more of the ingredients on the diet - i.e., eat more fruit at lunch, eat 2 pieces of toast, 2 eggs, etc. QUANTITIES aren’t as important as the specific combination of foods each time of the day.
    Also - exercising will make you hungrier and feel weaker - this is VERY LOW CALORIE. So if you do plan on exercising a lot - you have to eat more, just eat more of each thing on the diet. If you read back you will notice that those that exercised hard, had a hard time staying on the diet.
    i also think the amount of weight you lose depends on your age, sex, and weight. Males. those that are younger and those that are heavier will show more loss.
    i am finishing day 2 on a Sunday so got my weekend over with first. lost 2 lbs in the first day.
    Last- here’s a diet tip: put on your tight pants at night and the tightness will remind you of why you are dieting / will remind you to BE GOOD.
  475. Katy Said,

    December 4, 2007 @ 11:19
    I was 15st and 8lbs. As I am a bit of a chunky monkey the weight came off quite quickly :)
  476. blush Said,

    December 5, 2007 @ 00:42
    Katy - am glad you saw such good results. i was 14 stone ( i think….am in the US and converting to stones is new for me).
    But am glad to read back on success stories to give me motivation. Am in the middle of day 4 and it is HARD! But am still on track - losing 2lbs a day.
    Thanks for the tip also on drinking the grapefruit instead of eating it. Have done that also. Much easier!
  477. Katy Said,

    December 5, 2007 @ 09:59
    Hi Blush - glad to hear you’re doing well - keep at it! You’ll feel on top of the world by the end of it. I feel great, especially now I have gone down to the next stone bracket. I am now 14st 11lbs and hope to lose some more. As with most people, I already have loads of meals scheduled over the Christmas period, so I’m trying to be good whilst I have the chance. I’ll feel less guilty about having the odd treat then! (I’m not a person who goes out for a meal and then chooses the healthiest thing on the menu, to me it ruins the fun of eating out!!)
    I’ve just started the plan again after moving house at the weekend and having a few takeaways and am on day two. I was pretty hungry last night. I had two slices of dry bread with my eggs (as I did the last time I did the plan) but it isn’t something that drastically affects the results and it makes it more bearable, so why not I say!
  478. blush Said,

    December 7, 2007 @ 03:51
    Thanks Katy - i need to hear that.
    i had lost 9lbs as of this morning.
    still struggling (6pm on Day 6) but sticking to it.
    Logged in here to get some motivation although you would think 9lbs would be motivation enough!!! *g
  479. poppet Said,

    December 8, 2007 @ 16:38
    has anyone done this diet and had the weight stay off completely? say up to a month later? and eating normally (breakfast, lunch, dinner)?
  480. Jenny Said,

    December 9, 2007 @ 11:44
    Tried this diet…..you do lose exactly a stone! Worked wonders, and the food wasn’t bad at all. I enjoyed it.
  481. Emelia Said,

    December 9, 2007 @ 16:45
    Triedd it and havent lost that much .. am i doing something wrong or does it just not work for some peoplee? is it okay if i dont have the tomatoes with toast cause not too keen?! well done btw everyone .. keep goingg :) x
  482. Katy Said,

    December 11, 2007 @ 17:51
    Emelia - I think if you’re lighter and don’t have much weight to lose then it is going to come off a bit slower and you won’t get the dramatic effects within a week. You could try complimenting the diet with some exercise? I didn’t bother when I did it, but it is bound to make a big difference! :)
  483. ruby Said,

    December 12, 2007 @ 11:32
    Hi - I am on day 5 - have followed the diet perfectly to the word, and I have lsot 5 pounds. Should it come off faster? Frustrated :-)
  484. poppet Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 17:04
    well 5 pounds in 5 days aint bad either ruby. its not sumthing i would be frustrated about. you’ve done well
  485. Si Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 14:14
    Well guys it workd for me!! Day 4 was definielty the hardest. Although I had a full indian meal and several beers 1 night I lost 7pounds in 6 days!! Lets hope it stays off!!!
  486. Tea23 Said,

    December 17, 2007 @ 21:02
    im 11 stone,do u rekon i culd lose as much as a stone in 1 week or is it more if ur heavier? gd luk every1,ur comments are very interesting.
  487. Sophie Said,

    December 25, 2007 @ 18:45
    Hi, im 12 stones and 3lbs and intend to start the 7 day diet 2moro. Hopefully will be able to lose a stone before the new year. Have tried this diet once before and lost 8lbs itin 5 days. Found it difficult to stick with but am determined this time and will carry out 1 hour of cardio a day.
    Will keep you all posted on the results.
  488. Katy Said,

    January 3, 2008 @ 14:41
    Good luck, Sophie! I am going to start on Monday to try and lose the weight I have put back on over the festive season. I can’t wait to do it again, so nice doing something that you know is going to work :)
  489. Katy Said,

    January 3, 2008 @ 14:43
    Oh, I didn’t really notice the weight loss until Day 6. it’s weird as you notice it all of a sudden. I was going to start it again New Years Day, but I still have a lot of chocolate and other nice food left from Christmas, and thought it would be better to start it when it’s finished to prevent any temptation! :)
  490. Grant Said,

    January 4, 2008 @ 03:10
    I start tomorrow, and i am somwhat nervous! I just have a bit of a slight podge. The question i wish to ask is -
    Am i allowed a full tin of tomatoes with the slice of toast? If so, woooohooo. If not, how many am I meant to eat? I think i’ll do the grilled one for tomorrow until an answer arrives.
    Will post tomorrow night seeing how one feels.
  491. Shannon Said,

    January 4, 2008 @ 21:21
    I have been on this diet three times and i am a greedy drinker and love chips with egg,
    However as i have now had five to six christmas dinners i will start again on Monday.
    Stick to the diet,i do it for 10 days and lose a stone.I am 15 stone and 5.11
    I will get to 13 st 10lb and then drink and be merry again.I hate the gym although with the diet ,try to swim a couple of times a week.
    I am a Smoker which does help with the diet hunger although i will pack in shortly.
    Good luck all and i will let you know when i hit the target,
    I stick too it no matter how much i wish to alter the rules.
    Gravy can also be substituded for mashed tomato .
  492. Anonymous Said,

    January 5, 2008 @ 01:52
    Hi,
    I know that it states that we are allowed black coffee and tea. Does that mean black tea? I am ok with doing the diet, but need my tea. I do not have sugar in it, but just a little semi skimmed milk. Would the diet still work if i were stick with milk in my tea?
    Good luck to everyone on this diet
  493. Shannon Said,

    January 5, 2008 @ 15:09
    No Milk at all as it does effect the balance.
    You can have low Calorie Orange or Lemon.
    I did not like Black Coffee,but have had it all the time now.
  494. Katy Said,

    January 7, 2008 @ 09:46
    I am starting this diet again today and I am sooo ready for it!
    As for those who wonder whether you put the weight back on really quick afterwards - I lost 10lbs on it before Christmas and over Christmas I ate ANYTHING I wanted…pastry, cream, chocolate - all the high fat stuff. There was nothing I didn’t eat, which is unusual for me as I am always normally depriving myself of something. Anyway, I digest…
    Despite eating loads of crap over Christmas, I still haven’t put all the weight back on, so I know this time that if I take it easy after coming off of it, I am confident I can continue to lose weight :)
  495. Katy Said,

    January 7, 2008 @ 09:48
    Grant - I don’t believe there is a limit on the tomatoes, in the past I have eaten a tin of plum tomatoes and it’s been fine :)
  496. Anonymous Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 15:29
    Hi,
    I was watching a Paul McKenna show this afternoon, and it was about cravings. Basically he asked the audience to think of something they crave e.g. Chocolate. He then asked the audience to do the following whilst thinking about the food they most crave….
    Tap gently above one eye , ten times
    Then tap under the eye ten times
    Keep thinking of the food.
    Then tap your collarbone ten times,
    Tap under your arm ten times,
    Tap the side of your hand ten times,
    Tap the top of your hand ten times,
    Keep taping and without moving the head,
    Look right then look left.
    Then circle your eyes 360 degrees, one way and then the other
    And this should stop you from your cravings.
    It did work for me. I was craving chocolate, but did the exercise above and it actually stopped my craving. I hope it work for you.
    Let me know what you thought about it. Even if you thought it was rubbish.
  497. Shannon Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 20:37
    Now on Day 4 as started early,
    Went and started on a Saturday !!
    Will be on it for 10 days in total, alraedy 8lb lighter and a bit cold with all the Salad and Fruit,still well worth it !!
  498. Katy Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 22:03
    8lbs after 4 days is phenominal! Well done you!
    I’m just coming to the end of day 2 and am absolutely exhausted! I am so tired. I know it is where my body is almost ‘hungover’ from all the rubbish I ate over Christmas. I know I’ll feel in a few days though once my body is used to it :)
    I tried the technique mentioned by ‘Anonymous’ - it does work, even if you do feel a bit silly! Hehe
  499. Anonymous Said,

    January 8, 2008 @ 23:24
    Hi Katy,
    I’m glad it worked for you. I found it a little silly too, but hey anything to help lose weight.
  500. Naomi Allsop Said,

    January 9, 2008 @ 10:31
    it worked but i can’t away wid doing it wid me living wid ma grandparents how can i do it without being caught
  501. Kat Said,

    January 9, 2008 @ 12:41
    Hi,
    I am going to start this Saturday and I am okay with the food list, but can you use salt and pepper in this diet.
    Thanks
    Kat
  502. Shannon Said,

    January 9, 2008 @ 21:58
    I could not do it without salt.
    I use Low Salt as i need so much.
    Dont do this diet if your weight is fine!!
    Day 5 and find it hard as i forgot to eat today other than the Tuna which i like,however the Salad is getting a bit much.
    I intent to change to Cabbage and Runner Beans instead of the Salad as not the warmest greeting after a day at work.
    I intent to carry on for a further 5 days as my goal is 13.10.
    I had enough drink over the Holiday period,a bit of Painting the walls the weekend to stop the Crave for drink and a Pizza.
    I will also treat myself to a new set of Clobber, and an Indian when completed, and then may try Light Gym and a half sensible lifestyle.
    l
  503. Katy Said,

    January 11, 2008 @ 09:59
    Hi Shannon!
    I agree, I couldn’t eat the eggs without salt!
    It’s funny how you say you “forgot to eat”. I used to find it strange that people forget to eat, being a foody, but now my appetite has completely shrunk on this diet I totally see what you mean!!
    The salad does get a bit much, I think I might have a small portion of steamed vegetables tonight.
    I’m on a day 5 and have had a lot more energy yesterday and today, which is great. My clothes are feeling looser and I can see where I have lost weight :)
    Keep up the good work everyone!!
  504. Shannon Said,

    January 12, 2008 @ 19:59
    Well Day 7 and now 13lbs Lighter,but only in the Morning for some reason.
    I have enjoyed it, the weekends are the worst as no drink.
    I am gping for another three days although will only loose a pound of two.
    Light Gym work and being careful as i want that extra push to my ideal weight of 13.10 may even push to 13.8 lightest i have been for a few years.
    Celebrate with 6 pints and an indian, before being careful again,
    Cheated with 6 crackers in the week and 2 small peices of scrumptous pizza and still made 13lb !!!!!
  505. Anonymous Said,

    January 12, 2008 @ 21:26
    Hi Shannon,
    Well done on the weight loss. I too have finished my first week, but feel as if i have not lost anything. I stuck to the diet, i ate less than what was meant to be eaten over the week. I didn’t cheat. I just don’t know what else i was meant to do.
    I will be very grateful if you could please share your secret.
    Thank you.
  506. Katy Said,

    January 13, 2008 @ 12:57
    I am on my last day and have lost 11lbs, which I am really pleased about. I too have had the odd extra treat, including bread with my eggs, a bit of mayo and tea with milk and sugar.
    Anonymous - you should weigh yourself, I think you’ll be surprised at how much you have lost! You wouldn’t have not lost anything, tis almost impossible! xx
  507. Simon Said,

    January 13, 2008 @ 17:17
    Starting this diet tomorrow…. If I live till the end of the week I will let you know how its gone!
  508. Anonymous Said,

    January 13, 2008 @ 19:03
    Hi Katy,
    Well done on your weight loss.
    Thanks, I was quite upset thinking that i hadn’t lost anything. I did finally decide to get on the scales, I found that I had lost 9lbs. Not to bad, but was hoping to lose a little more.
    I treated myself to a roast dinner today, but will be starting again tomorrow morning, this time i will be exercising a lot more. I have bought the Dancersize dvd, it looks like fun, so fingers cross.
    Good luck Simon, I managed to do it for the week, and i am still alive, so if i could do it, anyone can!
  509. mina Said,

    January 13, 2008 @ 19:59
    This is the chemical diet used for heart patients, i too was give a copy and we tried this as a family!!!
    my husband lost a stone,
    my son a stone and half
    me 10lbs
    I used balsamic vinegar and garlic to marinate the lamb chops and it seemed to still work.
    Struggled however with the fruit salads - but tried to warm up with herbal tea!!!
    Tummy has definately shrunk so will continue with tummy crunches
    xx
  510. Katy Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 11:54
    Wow, well done to all of you, Mina!
    I also used some flavouring with the meet. I used romemary with the lamb and curry powder on the steak, which made it a lot more enjoyable! I’m off of it for a week now and being very good (just as strict, but with different things) then I’ll probably go on it again in a week or too for another burst :)
    Good luck Simon! The hardest part I think is only eating fruit when you are starving hungry, so try and vary it and make it a bit more interesting, otherwise you will will get fed up with it!!
  511. Katy Said,

    January 14, 2008 @ 21:21
    Hey guys,
    I have started a group for this on Facebook. Search for ‘The Chemical Diet’ and you’ll find it. Hope to see you there!!
  512. Steve-O Said,

    January 15, 2008 @ 11:24
    Planning starting this on Saturday to get the weekend out the way 1st.
    Seems to be good after reading nearly all the comments (eek)
    Last week i started going to the gym, been 4 times and played football once each for an hour at a time. Lost about a stone already, that was with no strict diet just veg and calorie controlled foods (i.e. weight watcher frozen food). Steak and instead of bread Ive ate wraps.
    Think il go for this because i want to detox my body and this is exactly what that will do.
    i think that stone could be mostly my water retention so with this diet i think it will truly benefit me.
    Wish me luck
    TIP: for the people doing this diet while exercising. You have to remember muscle weighs more than fat. So if your doing cardio work outs it will develop your muscles more and possibly not show as much weight loss as without doing the exercise (although doing the cardio workouts would be better for you in the long run as while the fat goes the muscle will be getting toned at the same time)
  513. Summer Said,

    January 15, 2008 @ 16:31
    Hi every1 ive been reading up on everybodys comments over the past week and have been thinkin about startin this diet on saturday as a few of u have said startin at the wkend is better. Im just after finishing the juice diet ‘7lb n 7days’ and cudn’t stick to it at all, got rly bored after the 2nd day. Think i will start this on sat and will keep every1 posted on how im doin.
    Anybody wif any tips or ideas wud be more than appreciated.
    Thanks
  514. lisa Said,

    January 16, 2008 @ 02:49
    i turned 27 yesterday and feel like sad that my weight has stuck, over the last 2 years i have lost 4 stone i was 16st 7lb at one point and i`m now 12st 7lb i seem to have stuck at this weight despite running and circuit training, i`d like to lose 1 more stone and i`ll be content with myself i`m going to sstart this tomorrow so i`ll keep you all updated
    Good Luck to everyone x
  515. Gary Said,

    January 19, 2008 @ 08:46
    Hi everyone
    I have been doing this diet all week, and i have stuck to it like glue as well as doing 30mins of cycling each day and i’m on day 6 with one day to go and i have only lost 5lbs which i’m really disappointed with as i was hoping to lose about 10lbs, i was 10 stone 10lbs and watnde to get down to 10 which i was a few months before christmas, does anyone know why it might not have worked as well for me, i literally have done exactly as it said only drinking black tea water and grapefruit juice!!!!
  516. Sarah Jane Said,

    January 19, 2008 @ 16:37
    This diet sounds brilliant! I am going grocery shopping in a mo and am going to get everything I need. I’ll be starting this tomorrow!
    I am getting some scales and will post my start weight here later. (I think I’m 11stone6 at the moment.
    When I want something badly enough, I’ll do it and do it well.
    I’ve started going to the gym and have been 3 times this week. Will go tomorrow morning as well.
    Just reading everyone’s posts have been really inspiring!! If only there were a way to post before & after pics!! :o) xx
  517. michelle Said,

    January 19, 2008 @ 18:31
    hi i’ve started the diet and things are going great! losing 2lbs a day. as some days are better than others can i repeat the days i like and miss out the days i dont?
  518. Sarah Jane Said,

    January 20, 2008 @ 11:53
    Okay - 1st day of the diet… grilled tomatoes on dry toast wit no seasoning or butter? Oh my god it was awful!! Ha ha ha!! I ended up wasting half of the tomato & then downing a pint of water.. Can’t wait for lunch..I have oranges, peaches, lytchees & watermelon! (Also have pineapple when it ripens!!) Yum.
    Not hungry now.. but we’ll see what happens after gym in a couple of hours.. :o)
    My weight is 11stone 8!!! Bloody hell. Good thing I started this diet! ;o) (I am 5′6″ & am hoping to get down to 10 stone again..if not less…)
    I’m sticking to this diet 100% people..so watch this space! x
  519. becks Said,

    January 20, 2008 @ 13:06
    hi .. i have strted the diet today also!! looks gd and im hopin d weight will come off.. i’m 18 and havealways struggled with my weight since i was a little girl.. in summer i got down to a size i was finally happy with but since then ive put on a stone or even a little more!! id love to get down to my original weight but i’ve struggled.. imhopin this diet will work but as im lazy lately i dont know if ill b able to diet and exercise as im worried ill feel faint!! has anyone dieted and not excercised also and lost weight?? sarah jane im hopin we can give eachother moral support as we both start today !
    ps r we allowed to have balsamic vinegar on salads n tomatoes?? xxx
  520. becks Said,

    January 20, 2008 @ 13:08
    pps - i’m havin those fruit flavoured teas wiv sweetners .. but no milk .. is that ok ?? :/ or should i rule that out?? xx
  521. Sarah Jane Said,

    January 20, 2008 @ 22:35
    Hi becks! Good luck starting out!! Lunch and dinner were great! I had an orange & a handful of grapes and some lytchees for lunch..then salad. 2 hard boiled eggs & a grapefruit for dinner! Ahhh - much better than breakfast!
    Looking forward to my steak salad tomorrow night!
    I think this diet will really work! It’s cutting down calories in a big way. I don’t think fruit flavoured teas will do anything - they don’t contain fat. I’m not sure about the sweeteners so can’t advise on that. (In any case, you will still lose loads of weight even with sweeteners!)
    I’m pretty lazy too, and I feel lucky to have motivation from friends to go to the gym. When I dieted a year ago, I wasn’t going to the gym much, but I did dance lots. Sounds silly, but put on your fave music at home & have a good dance!! :o)
    Sarah xx
    P.s - I think vinegar would be fine.
    P.p.s - Incase you’re wondering how old i am, I’m 24. x
  522. Sarah Jane Said,

    January 20, 2008 @ 22:36
    One more thing… I scrolled through all of the posts on this page, and it seems some people still lost loads without exercising.xx
  523. Summer Said,

    January 21, 2008 @ 13:26
    Hey every1 im 24yrs old height 5.6 an weighting 186lbs a big 13stone and 4 pounds!!! The biggest ive ever been!! NOT GOOD!! My goal weight is 126lbs thats 9stone.
    Well started this diet 2day, i love tomatoes so i loved my breakfast it was yummy. Not looking forward to the grapefruit right enuff, theres a while tang off it, but will stick to it to lose weight!! I hate being fat!!!
    Starting bck at the gym 2nite so will let every1 no how i get on.
  524. becks Said,

    January 21, 2008 @ 14:11
    thanks for the advice sarah jane!.. second day in and day one went well.. i went to bed hungry but ah well i got over it.. brkfast was oki.. todays gna b tuff coz i loveeeee fruit!! and im already cravin it but thankfully for the next few days theres fruit for bfast :).. i just REALLY hope tis is worth it lol… how are u findin the grapefruit?? last nite i enjoyed it after the salad but i thnk after this week ill b scarred for life with this damn grapefruit :P!
    let me no how u get on today .. talkin bout it rly motivates me!:) and altho ur suggestion bout the music sounds silly it rly isnt.. liseninto music gets my mind off food :D hehe
    xxxx
  525. becks Said,

    January 21, 2008 @ 14:13
    fruit for lunch not bfast **
  526. becks Said,

    January 22, 2008 @ 09:14
    grrr last nite i gave into temptation and had a pear and an apple!! and i weighed myself today and ive lost no weight watsoever. and from other comments ppl usually lose weight evryday :S a bit annoyin but ill still stik to it i suppose.. d food today is gd but i don like lamb! so ill replace it wiv a bit of chiken.. grr im so frustrated wiv myself but i was hungry and i figured dat fruit is the best thng for me to eat! hows u all findin it?? i dont thnk is weigh will eve cum off :( i just wanna fit into my jeans again :( lol xxx
  527. Summer Said,

    January 22, 2008 @ 13:07
    Hey Becks don’t get urself so worked up, u will gave up quicker, drink loads of water if u feel hungery, it has been wrkin for me. Im on my 2nd day an i feel great, had my egg and grapefruit juice for breakie and looking forward to chicken and tomatoes for lunch, ave loads of fruit wey me 2.
    I cudn’t help but weight myself this morning and was surprised to ave already lost 4lbs on my 2nd day and i havent even excercised yet. Goin to gym 2moro after work so this shud help me lose more. ‘Well i hope anyway’ :D
  528. mimi Said,

    January 22, 2008 @ 14:57
    hey i started yesterday doesnt seem so bad i wiegh 16st 8 lbs hope to loose anythingto get me to 15 stone and beyond but i kno this is bad i had some wotsits last night was going to stop and start again but decided to continue only had like 10!!!!
  529. Summer Said,

    January 23, 2008 @ 12:45
    Hey every1 :D well time for another update :D
    DAY 3
    Sticking to the diet rly well, still haven’t excerised yet i no lazy or wat!! def goin to gym 2nite :D Weighted myself this morning and guess wat………… ive lost 6lbs, i cudn’t believe my eyes really happy :D:D:D
    Ive still a long way to go but will get there :D x
  530. mimi Said,

    January 23, 2008 @ 16:43
    hi all
    am on day 3 ok other than the wotsists havent cheaetd yet i havent lost amything & i dont think they could have made that much of a diffrence
    im gonna stick it out for the 7 days but really temptes to have eat ne thing today so hungry
    well 3days down 4 days to go
  531. Anonymous Said,

    January 23, 2008 @ 17:53
    heyy.. thanks 4 the support summer.. well its day 4 and i havent weighed myself again .. im just gna wait until d 7 days r over n see der.. im in no REAL rush to lose d weight btu i would liek to lose 1tleast 6 pounds!!.. ive been naughty and had a cuple of pieces of fruit a couple of times wen i shudnt have had.. but i was rly hungry!! lol.. ah well we’ll see.. dis diet rly isnt hard to stik to ohter wise… i mean d meals dat is.. i actually like al bfasts lunch n dinners its just inbetween i need a little sumthin to keep me goin … but i thnk ill start havin furit for lunch everyday and always have bfast :) .. and i must b honest .. 2day ive had 2 bites of a twix lol.. but liek i sed not expectin a whole stone anyway ! haha.. it sounds liek ive been rly bad but i havent rly ..
    i’ll prob stik to dis sort of diet till i lose all d weight but just have my little healthy snaks inbetween :)
    im so jealous of u have lost dis weight alredy !! haha.. keep it up :) xxx
  532. LayD Said,

    January 23, 2008 @ 18:43
    Hay every1 ive read your comments i think its really rad that you all care about your health enough to actually take the fist step towards doing something. God bless u all hay good luck every 1! Today is wednesday january 23 im going to start on monday comming i really hope it works for me my wedding is comming up guys
    Love God, Life, and Yourself, take care i will be putting updates starting next week by the way james i wanna talk to u later dudes!!
  533. LayD Said,

    January 23, 2008 @ 18:47
    Dont think im dumb or anything but why do you say stone is that like waht im confused
  534. LayD Said,

    January 23, 2008 @ 18:50
    we all have one common gold all around the world why not get to know each other better any one want my addy just say i live in the Bahamas God bless you all
  535. LayD Said,

    January 23, 2008 @ 18:54
    hi natasha hi paul you to seem to be cool!! im LayD
  536. Josie Said,

    January 24, 2008 @ 23:12
    Hi all, just found this site and it lloks quite good. Am desperate to loose 4 stone and hope this works for me. Started today and so far so good. Best of luck to everyone out there.
    Thanks. J
  537. Josie Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 00:58
    Lol, this diet’s no joke. am too hungry to sleep, but have to keep myself upstairs otherwise temptation for a bite is too great. All the same, i really need to do this. Have to stick this one out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  538. Summer Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 12:00
    Hey every1 time for another update :D
    Day five
    Dispointed and annoyed wif myself grrr i was losing 2pounds a day until……….. yea i eat sum chocolate!! i no bad..bad and stupid. Ive lost now all 2gether 6pounds and it shuda been 10 grr so annoyed wey myself!! Im gona keep goin tho i no i have the will power!
    So sorry for lettin every1 down :(:(
  539. LayD Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 18:10
    hay guys anxiously waiting to start cant wait and i was thinking about starting at the first day of Febuary instead. Keep th faith good luck guys!!!
    hay guys hail me up!!!
    GOOD LUCK!!
  540. LayD Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 18:16
    Hay josie i hope that you can resist temptation and not sneak or cheat lol Good luck!!
  541. LayD Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 18:19
    Hay summer your doing so well dont feel to disappointed although you had chocolate cause like james said he too has a sweet tooth lol. I find chocolate to be my weakness as well but i havent started yet i figured the beginning of the month would be a perfect way to track my progress good luck i ga keep u in prayer and hopefully we both can achieve our weight goals as well as every one on this page!!! Good luck!!!
  542. Josie Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 20:31
    Thanks LayD. Doing my best, Not too sure about the quantities. James says the diet is based on chemical, so after last night hunger, i really have had a big grilled steak with salad. Hope am on the right track. Goodluck everyone.
  543. Summer Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 15:28
    Thanks LayD for the support. Well final weight in was sun total lost was 8lbs. Its pretty good takin into considersation that i had sum choc and didn’t excercise so well pleased :D Off this week then bck on it next week again.
    Is that wat u are supposed to do???
    So excited ordered my treadmill 2day it will take 2weeks to arrive, so I can workout at home now instead of headin to the gym cause i hate it :D canny wait :D x
  544. Anonymous Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 17:30
    Hay Josie no problem You can do it!!! i just hope i can do it lol!!! Good luck!!!
  545. Lay D Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 17:31
    sorry forgot to put my name that time but it was me
  546. Lay D Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 17:33
    Wow Wow Wow!!! Summer you lost a whole 8lbs im proud of you keep up the good work and you see that the chocolate didnt change much lol but…………… Good Luck!!!!!(L) Every 1
  547. Lay D Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 17:34
    hay get bk to me guys
  548. Lay D Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 20:35
    no summer its one week then 2 weeks break so your looking at about 2 weeks out of every month you must take a week break in between
  549. Anonymous Said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 20:38
  550. Summer Said,

    January 29, 2008 @ 13:17
    Thanks for ur support and Lay D rly helping :D
  551. LayD Said,

    January 29, 2008 @ 14:23
    Summer, all i know is that when i start i ga need the help of every 1 on this page lol keep going strong and remember to let us know your progress!!!! Good Luck Everyone!!!!!!
  552. LayD Said,

    January 31, 2008 @ 16:39
    at the top james say if you die dont sue him if you look at the names of the people that first started commenting you dont hear from them any more are they dead? hello people where have you guys gone? if your alive at least give us a few tips for progress. Keep going everyone and Good Luck!!!!
  553. Summer Said,

    February 1, 2008 @ 12:59
    Hey every1, just popped in to say that ive kept 7lbs off put on a 1lb lol but thats wey being bad an eating choc!!
    Going bck on this diet on Mon can’t wait to lose more :)
    Good luck every1 x
  554. Leese Said,

    February 2, 2008 @ 09:49
    Hi everyone, tried this diet last September, but failed as I went to a party and couldn’t cope without the alcohol, lol!
    Have put on quite a few pounds since so would like to lose those, and some! Have a holiday nooked in 3 months time, so losing a stone would be a grest start, and getting fitter.
    I’ll be popping on to let you know how I’m getting on, I’ll even post my monday morning weight, and last day weight, see if it is a stone. I’m determined to complete the diet this time round!
    Good luck everyone whos doing it.
  555. lisa davies Said,

    February 2, 2008 @ 20:45
    well, gonna give this a go, this is day one and it is presently hell.
    Just had my last meal of the day. Boy it is hard but every time I get on the scales it can’t get any worse. I have put on 7lbs since my wedding in November 07 and I weigh 140lbs.
    I’m dying for a curry, chinese, a huge steak, anything…!
    See ya this time 2m.
  556. Summer Said,

    February 4, 2008 @ 17:58
    Bck on this diet for the 2nd hope i lose more this time :):)
  557. Leese Said,

    February 5, 2008 @ 13:24
    okay, started yesterday, weighed myself in the morning at 9.4 1/2st, failed a little bit yesterday and had a quarter of an egg sandwich, but ok with everything else!
    Weighed myself same time this morning and gone up to 9.5st, not too bad, maybe it was because I cheated a little. So learnt my lesson, had my eggs and grapefruit this morning, must say I am coping with the grapefruit better than I thought I would. Just on my dry toast, toms and chicken at the moment, looking forward to dinner tonight.
    I’ll be back!
  558. Leese Said,

    February 6, 2008 @ 09:15
    dinner filled me up last night, enjoyed it immensley! Went for a 3 mile run last night, and did 500 sit ups, feel better for it this morning, doing the same again tonight. Weighed myself this morning and back to original weight of 9st 4 and half pounds, so not a dramatic change there, but I do feel a lot better in myself. I normally have a glass of wine every night, so maybe thats why, not missing the alcohol, may miss it on Friday night though!
  559. LayD Said,

    February 8, 2008 @ 16:54
    so hungry
  560. kellie Said,

    February 10, 2008 @ 18:55
    please help need to lose 3 stone by 15th march any ideas
  561. Leese Said,

    February 12, 2008 @ 17:07
    I failed again! Had strees with teenagers on Friday and ended up having a brandy!
    Will try again soon!
  562. kerrie Said,

    February 12, 2008 @ 17:22
    hello! out of all the week long type diets i’ve found online this definately looks the best- salad is already my favourite meal and i love eggs! im currently 21 and 9 stone something- i know i’m not over weight but i’d love to get back down to the slimmer body i had two years ago before going away with friends in summer. figure this is a good place to start for some initial action- then carry on from there (as clearly i probably shouldn’t live off this for a few months, lol). also, after reading all these comments, most people seem 2 have done really well with it, which is always encouraging!!
    hoping substituting the red meat with chicken or fish is ok though, as i stopped eating things like beef, pork and lamb years ago…. assum thats ok?
    anyway just about to go to tesco and stock up so wish me luck! :-)
  563. D Said,

    February 16, 2008 @ 19:27
    argh need to lose some weight drastically! really hoping this will work - am 10 stone 4 and want to be 9 stone. start diet tomorrow - i usually have rubbish will power but hoping that when I start to see and feel results it will spur me on! best of luck to everyone!
  564. LayD Said,

    February 25, 2008 @ 18:57
    Hay guys i lost 20 pounds am i doing it right?
  565. ukgally Said,

    February 26, 2008 @ 09:13
    are u for real? 20 pounds? in 1 week? if u really lost that then im guessing most of it would be water weight. do your clothes still fit? because if u really lost 20 they would be way way way too big now. actually it depends how much u started off weighing in the 1st place. i guess if u were like over 17 stone or something then this diet would indeed make u lose a lot more than usual
  566. LayD Said,

    March 3, 2008 @ 19:37
    yea bra i was a bit weighty but im lookin good in those jeans dont kno how i did it i though you were suppose ta loose up ta 16stone with this heck!!! my body went for 20
  567. ukgally Said,

    March 4, 2008 @ 10:02
    ok wow well done anyway. i hope i lose as much!
  568. Linda Said,

    March 6, 2008 @ 19:53
    I was handed this diet by a friend and thought it would impossible to lose a stone in a week - you have to stick strictly to the diet and in the right order. I lost 6.2 kilos (13.66 pounds!) I did no exercise either! It is a chemical diet which is why you need to be strict and stick to it. I was a little bit hungry but was spurred on each day by the amazing results! (It also states that you should not do the diet again for at least 1 month)!
    Good luck everyone! :-)
  569. sam Said,

    March 16, 2008 @ 19:05
    Were it say’s to have steak,chicken and the fish how much do you have? i hope this works i need to lose two stone for the end of april for an op!
  570. sam Said,

    March 21, 2008 @ 14:48
    Hello???? does this really work!!!!
    I really need to lose two stone before the end of april, i have asked before were it says steak and chicken how much do you eat, and the salad is it just lettuce, tomatoe and cucumber, onion??
    please help i want to start this sunday!!
  571. LayD Said,

    March 25, 2008 @ 21:46
    smaller yes i am thanks james!!!!!!!
  572. Lilly Said,

    March 27, 2008 @ 20:10
    Hey everyone I was planning on starting the diet tommorrow, but as a coeliac, I can’t eat bread, does anyone know if there’s something else I could have instead of the toast that would work just as well?
    Thanks
  573. LayD Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 17:30
    Sam trust me it works!!!!!!!!!!
  574. sam Said,

    March 31, 2008 @ 22:25
    thanks for your help ill give it ago!!!
  575. Lilly Said,

    April 2, 2008 @ 17:08
    Sam how are you getting on?
    I am on day 2 and feeling ok despite a few stomach pains! Are you sleeping alot? I usually don’t seep very well, but managed to get 9 hours last night I was so tired!
    Stick in there!
    Lilly
  576. sarah Said,

    April 4, 2008 @ 23:07
    hi. i have been easying myself gradually into this diet. but am going to start it strictly on monday, but have two questions first:
    i) are these foods ok for the salad: lettuce, lemon juice, red pepper, cucumber, tomato, beetroot, beans, sweetcorn?
    ii) also will the diet still be as effective if i dont consume any grapefruit, eggs, meat or fish? (& dont substitute)
    Thanks everyone. Any replies would be grately appreciated. It seems a really good diet (congratulations to all you who have lost the weight, & good luck to all those who are on their way)
    Sarah
  577. DB Said,

    April 8, 2008 @ 14:35
    Hi, I dont this diet and lost 10lb. i was hungry literally all the time but just thought of the results at the end! i have another 9lb to loose so might just do it again in a couple of weeks!
  578. Twinkle Said,

    April 9, 2008 @ 08:23
    Hello all, I tried this about two years ago and only last four days but lost 6lb. I am starting this again today and determined to stick to the whole seven days!
  579. LayD Said,

    April 9, 2008 @ 15:43
    im so fine in those new jeans keep up the good work guys your going great!!!
  580. Twinkle Said,

    April 10, 2008 @ 08:39
    Well I made it through day one with not too many hunger pangs. Fingers crossed about day two. I lost 1lb overnight.
  581. Twinkle Said,

    April 11, 2008 @ 07:56
    Well I made it through day two. I kept in my head that it did not matter HOW much I ate if it DID NOT specify quantities and that worked much better for me as I could eat loads in fact. I also drank loads of black coffee and water. With the fruit, I make up HUGE fruit salads and take those to work. It is more appealing that munching on an apple and easier to eat and you can eat a lot of fruit that way. I lost 2lbs overnight that brings it to 3lb in two days.
  582. Twinkle Said,

    April 12, 2008 @ 08:13
    Bit disappointed. I do not appear to have lost any weight overnight but it might be that my body is just sorting itself out. About to start Day 4 so fingers crossed I can get through this day.
  583. Rosey Said,

    April 12, 2008 @ 16:14
    Wow, just came across this. I’ve always been pretty active so never really had a problem with my weight before, but have put on almost a stone and a half in the last 6 wks while studying for tough exams (I have been living on peanut m&m’s!). They’re over on Monday and I’m going to give this a go when back to work on Tues to try and get on the road back to my usual weight. Have a few big nights out with my gals over the next two months and want to look good!
    I’m just wondering about the contents of the salad - I always thought that colourful salads are healthier, can we include all sorts of veg? How did you get on Sarah? What sort of salad did you use?
    With regard to the tea, would peppermint or nettle tea be allowed? Think they’re meant to be good for digestion… I don’t drink coffee and hate the thought of drinking black tea, but don’t think I could give up a cuppa something hot!
    Someone (cant remember who) mentioned having a little porridge made on water for breakfast. How did that work? I’m a big believer in breakfast setting you up for the day, 1 slice of toast just wont cut it for me I don’t think!
    Think I’ll go do a bit of a fruit shop now and ease myself into the shock over the next few days. Here goes nothing!
    P.S Anyone fancy being my diet buddy from Tuesday?
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  585. Rosey Said,

    April 13, 2008 @ 17:58
    I’ve decided to start doing some easy tone up exercises too while I’m on the job. Got a few off nowloss.com which seem to be doable at home (I hate gyms!). Probably won’t start those too intensively until after doing the diet though.
    I went and stocked up on a fridgefull of fruit and veg yesterday, and left out the carbs with my dinner last night as a sort of “warmup” for the diet. Found that I was STARVING without them, I had to have sooo much salad to compensate, and this was no leafy salad, I had tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, spinach, red pepper, red onion, celery and brocolli in it so there was plenty of munch in it. Would that be ok? I know it says that it’s chemical and nothing to do with quanitities so does that mean we have a free rein with the quantity of the salad?
    Had the toast with tomato this morning and thought it was yummy, I did cheat a little and put some basil on too though.
    Can’t wait to get cracking on it (gonna polish off all my dairy and biccies first though!). Anyone care to join me?
  586. Rosey Said,

    April 14, 2008 @ 13:14
    Decided to start this diet today, having spent the last two days gradually eating less and cutting out potatoes/rice etc with my main meal so that it won’t be too much of a shock for my poor stomach hopefully. Have successfully managed to wean myself off black tea too, something of a miraculous achievement as I was expecting my usual eye-splitting headaches etc and it hasn’t happened this time. Or maybe I speak too soon…. this is my third day without black tea though so I don’t think I do - yeay!
    That will make it so much easier not to snack in work. We have MOUNTAINS of cakes/sweets etc to tempt at tea break. When I have a cuppa black tea I just feel compelled to have a biccie, but odly enough when I have herbal tea I don’t feel the same need for something sweet. So if I don’t have a “tea-withdrawal” headache I’ll stick to the herbal teas at tea break hopefully.
    Anyway, I know it’s early yet but so far so good. Breakfast was yum and I’m just going to make up a giant fruit salad now for lunch, double yum! I’ve actually lost two pounds over my two days of “warmup” so I’m pretty pleased to say the least.
    Anyone else out there starting into this crazy diet too?
  587. Rosey Said,

    April 16, 2008 @ 20:10
    Well I officially have the will power of a two year old! I probably didn’t pick the wisest week to start this. Yesterday I was brought out for after work drinks by the girls in work to celebrate being back, my boyfriend got a job after being unemployed for the last month on the same day I finished my exams so a celebratory meal had to be had for that where I ate like a horse, AND it’s my time of the month so I have chocolate cravings to beat the band. I am eating in a more controlled way outside of my little slip-ups though so all isn’t lost. Today I repeated day one (minus breakfast as I didn’t have time) and so far it looks like I might actually make it to day two this time…fingers crossed!
    Isn’t there anyone out there who will buddy up?
  588. Rosey Said,

    April 18, 2008 @ 14:15
    Half way through day three…going ok I think except all the fruit (especially the grapefruit) is giving me heartburn. It’s very hard in work though - people keep on giving me chocs! looking forward to the lamb tonight :)
  589. Anonymous Said,

    April 20, 2008 @ 16:46
    is it ok to eat dry toast instead of egg for breakfastcoz egg doesnt go dwn well for me. im startin tomorrow hopefully so i will update on my progress.
  590. Rosey Said,

    April 21, 2008 @ 01:53
    I failed miserably over the weekend :( booze, booze and more booze combined with junk food, junk food and more junk food. It was an exceptional weekend though as I met up with old school friends for the first time in years.
    Gonna try start again tomorrow. Day 1 for about the 4th time!
    Anonymous, I defo wouldn’t recommend eating the grapefruit on it’s own for breakfast. Your stomach is so empty it needs something to counteract the acidity of the fruit, I had terrible heartburn after doing that. I don’t know if the dry toast would fit in to the chemical rules of the diet, but it’s probably your best bet.
    Having said that, based on my track record I’m no authority on this!
  591. Claire Said,

    April 21, 2008 @ 20:48
    Hi,
    I am starting this diet tomorrow,the grapefuit juice i ave bought ffrom the supermarket says 100% grapefruit with nothing added,yet it has 15grms of sugar in per 200ml,is this normal?
  592. Shay Said,

    April 22, 2008 @ 13:10
    Well, I started this diet yesterday. My mom, my friend, and I all started together. I think I’ll make it through because I just manged to make it through a diet similar to this one for 11 days. I was supposed to do 2 weeks but I was sick of the stuff I had to eat. Anyway I can do this one no problem. The menu isn’t that bad. My only concern is the amount of pounds I lose. I only lost 5 lbs. on the last one. I really hope to lose more this time. I got a new digital scale. It says I weigh more, but for the sake of accuracy I’m going to use it. Yesterday I weighed in at 142. I’ll post again at the end with the results.
  593. Claire Said,

    April 22, 2008 @ 16:40
    I have started this diet today,and so far so good.Had a tip from someone to drink green tea and dandelion tea as well as that speeds things up.So have got some and have drank some green tea alreday,it was ok.I will post and let people know how much i lose!
  594. Claire Said,

    April 23, 2008 @ 21:50
    Its gone really quiet here,how is everyone doing? I am on day two and doing fine.Have stuck to it 100% so far.
    Come on people,who else is doing this diet this week? Lets support each other.
  595. Claire Said,

    April 24, 2008 @ 22:07
    Still nobody around?
    Well i am at the end of day 3 and so far so good.I am not a fand of grapefuit but an managing to stomach it,altho i have to drink a pint of water afterwards!
  596. Claire Said,

    April 25, 2008 @ 12:24
    Day 4,slice of dry toast for breakfast,yum yum! who needs bacon,eggs,sausages,tomato,black pudding and fried bread.
    Ok i’ve got to stop this now…………….
  597. Rosey Said,

    April 25, 2008 @ 13:17
    Keep it up Claire! I’m so impressed that you’ve reached day 4 without cracking. I was useless!
    Having said that I am still loosing weight due to simply taking a few things from the diet and incorporating them into my crappy diet. The weight loss is slower but at least it’s happening - about half a stone in two weeks. The only thing is that I’ve been very “sickly” all this week…not sure if that’s related to the diet or not. Not a full blown illness, but sore throat, v tired, etc etc.
    Anyway, today is supposedly the toughest day, so best of luck and stay strong!
  598. Claire Said,

    April 25, 2008 @ 13:48
    Thankyou for replying, i was begining to think everyone had gone off and left me! I will post my results on Tuesday when i get home from work.I have just had a big plate of fruit for lunch and feel fine,2 eggs and salad for tea is a bit grim tho!
  599. Anonymous Said,

    April 25, 2008 @ 14:32
    Hi,
    Well done Claire! I tried this diet a little while ago and lost 9lbs. I am now trying another diet, the maple syrup diet. it worked for Beyonce! I am going to start this on monday for two weeks
    (note two weeks is tha maximum time you should do this diet for)
    I’ll kepp you all posted.
  600. sam Said,

    April 25, 2008 @ 15:10
    hello everyone, how are you doing?
    i did this for a week three weeks ago and i lost 16lbs in a week, i am going to start it again on monday, the only thing that im not sure about is the salad as i would like peppers and sweet corn in it? but i did’nt before as i was’nt sure if this was aloud, in the last three weeks i have only put 2lbs back on but this is really good as i have been in barbados for two weeks all inc.
    he’s to monday
    good luck every one and fats away!!!!!!
  601. Claire Said,

    April 25, 2008 @ 18:55
    Hi,
    Anonymous,good luck on your maple syrup diet,it sounds yummy!
    Sam, 16lbs is amazing! did you follow it 100% or add or take away anything different? And if you dont mind me asking,did you have quite a bit of weight to lose?
    I think peppers would be ok,not sure of sweetcorn as they are not a salad item you would find amongst the salad things in the supermarket,if that makes sense! My salad consists of,lettuce,cucumber,tomatoes,beetroot,sping onions.And i squeeze lemo juice over it for flavour.
    I am also drinking green tea and dandelion tea as well to speed things up,anyone else done this?
  602. Rosey Said,

    April 25, 2008 @ 22:28
    Yep did the green tea thing. Have changed to drinking it with a bit of lemon all the time now. Tis yum! What’s the dandelion tea like?
  603. claire Said,

    April 25, 2008 @ 22:51
    The dandelion tea tates about the same as the green tea,i never thought about adding lemon! thanks for the tip.
    Well thats day 4 done with,cant wait for day 5,dry toast in the morning,yummy scrummy.Fish and salad at night which should be better than 2 eggs and salad i had tonight!
    This diet will not beat me!!!!
  604. Claire Said,

    April 26, 2008 @ 16:32
    A very hard one today,i havant been hungry.But seeing as its been a lovely day today in my part of the world i have took my children out to a theme park,and i took all my fruit with me while the kids had hot dogs,then ice creams.ARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    Oh well i have got my fish to look forward to tonight.yeah right!!!
  605. Lynsey Said,

    April 26, 2008 @ 19:18
    Hello Everyone! I have started doing this diet today! I stocked up on loads of fruits, juice and salad items and have taken to it today quite well - so far! My partner has reluctantly decided to join me with the diet, which makes it so much easier! Although I’m not so sure then he is as keen as I am!
    Just eaten a yummy plate of salad and boiled eggs! I actually have quite a few boiled eggs in my regular diet so this was no bother for me. I tend to eat quite healthily at meal times but I am a serial snacker (crisps,chocs,bread etc!) so this will be good for me to just stick to the 3 meals a day!
    I have spent the day on the beach today which was nice as I just took a large bottle of water and some fruit to snack on and tried to ignore the ice cream stall and the faint smell of nearby BBQ’s!! Haha!
    So, one day nearly down! I will keep you all updated - and Good Luck to everyone else doing this diet!!! We can do it!!!! xx
  606. Claire Said,

    April 26, 2008 @ 19:23
    Hi Lynsey, At last! someone else doing the diet with me! Glad to hear you have had a good day.Good luck with the rest of the diet,2 more days left for me.Woo hoo!
    What part of the world are you from,i am in the UK and i’m guessing you must be somewere a lot warmer if you were at the beach today,altho it has been nice here today,but not that nice!
  607. Lynsey Said,

    April 26, 2008 @ 21:27
    Hi Claire, great to hear you are doing well with the diet! I am also in the UK - in Sunny Bournemouth! It was nice here today (I have the sunburnt nose to prove it haha!!) where abouts are you?
    Some friends just came around with wine to drink and I politely refused and stuck to water….PHEW!
    Have you had any substitutes or additions to the diet which have helped you? I am prepared to do the entire diet just as it is but if you have any tips I’d be very grateful. Have you had fruit smoothies as well as fresh fruit? Have you just stuck to 3 meals a day or did you snack on the fruit during the day also?
    Keep up the hard work! xxx
  608. Claire Said,

    April 26, 2008 @ 23:31
    Hi Lynsey,
    I am up in the not so sunny midlands!
    I havant subsided anything in the diet,i have stuck to three meals a day and havant snacked at all.I havant had any smoothies,just the fresh fruit at mealtimes,but lots of it.I have been drinking green tea and dandelion tea and lots of water.I thought to be on the safe side tat i had better not go off the plan at all but its been quite tough! I have been squeezing lemon juice on my salads and fish which has been nice.
    Good luck!
  609. Lynsey Said,

    April 27, 2008 @ 09:08
    Hi Claire,
    I am orginally from the Midlands! Coventry to be precise. Well there’ll be no beach for me today as it’s thundering and lightening at the moment and pouring down! :-( So a day inside looks evident, bad luck as I tend to snack more when I’m at home. But not today!!! I have had my breakfast today of boiled egg and grapefruit, it was fine! I feel full enough. I don’t mind the grapefruit at all and I’ve heard it’s good to start the day on as it kick starts your motabolism and helps your digestion.
    Good for you for keeping to the diet so well! I did have a banana as an afternoon snack yesterday but I figure that can’t be anywhere near as bad as a packet of biscuits!! (?)
    Have you weighed yourself yet? How do you feel and look, any different? I am keen to find out as reading past posts on here has been so interesting! Quite a few people seem to give up after day 3 or 4 and I’d love to know why - or even if they noticed a weight difference after just a few days! Have you dieted like this before? This is my first time doing any diet at all really so I’m really keen!
    Thanks so much for the tips and hints, I will get some green tea, I have had it before and it’s not bad at all.
    Take care and have a lovely Sunday in the Midlands!! xxx
  610. Claire Said,

    April 27, 2008 @ 15:12
    Hi, Lynsey,
    I am in Nottinghamshire,about an hour or so from Coventry.We have lovely sunshine again today.
    I have been following slimmin world diet for 6 months and have lost 5st,but i just wanted to do this diet to kick start my system as i was getting a bit fed up.I still have about 4st to lose and when i finish this diet i will step up the exercise and continue with the slimming world plan,I do the gym 5 times a week but have only gone twice while being on this diet as i would probably pass out thru lack of food!
    I havant weighd myself yet cos i think if i did and i hadnt lost much i would be heading dow to the local chippie! So i will weigh in on Tuesday when i have done my full week.Do i feel ay different,well my jeans do feel looser yes and i think my frame looks smaller ut tat could just all be in my mind i dont know.
    Day 6 today,just grapefruit juice for breakfast,not good! I do have chicken for tea to look forward to tho and on day 7 tommorrow the menu is good,i will be practially eating like a king!
    Good luck,stick with it!!
  611. Claire Said,

    April 28, 2008 @ 07:10
    Day seven………………
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  612. Lynsey Said,

    April 28, 2008 @ 09:13
    Hi Claire!
    Well done for getting to day 7!! Fantastic work! That is truly amzing that you have already lost 5 stone!!!!!! My Goodness!! You must be one determined woman - brilliant!
    I am on day 3 today and feeling okay! I thought I’d be really hungry but I don’t really, and if I feel a wave of hunger pass over me I just down a bottle of water! Seems to be working! I weighed myself yesterday (day 2) and I had lost about 2 lbs but I will see how much I’ve lost after today!
    Good Luck with your last day and Thanks so much for the encouraging words! It certainly helps! I hope the day goes well for you and that you continue to lose the weight you want rid of! I’m sure you will do, you seem like a very determined person!
    Congratulations again and take care! Bye for now xxxxx
  613. Claire Said,

    April 28, 2008 @ 09:29
    Whoever said on here that scrambled eggs made without water or milk,(just on their own) were nice,WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!!!! Trust me they taste horrid.And i was SO looking forward to my breakfast today:(
    Oh well,i’ve got spinach to look forward to later.
    Keep up the good work Lynsey!
  614. Claire Said,

    April 28, 2008 @ 21:51
    Well i have now had my last meal on this 7 day diet,steak and salad,best meal of the day compared to the egg dishes,try eating poached egs and spinach together! yuck. As i was looking forard to todays meals as well.Altho not half as much as i am loking forward to eating regular food come tomorrow! I am not weighing in till tomorrow afternoon at the gym so will post my weight loss here Tuesdy night/Wednesday morning.Dont think i have lost the stone,maybe 7-10lbs i’m going to guess at.
    Good luck to anyone else trying this diet.
  615. Lynsey Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 11:21
    I’m on Day 4 now and feeling a little tired overall. I decided to go on a bike ride this morning along the seafront for a bit of exercise but I didn’t push myself too hard!
    I certainly FEEL lighter - I don’t feel bloated after eating or feel ‘full up’ which is a good feeling, I think it’s the lack of carbs, I usually eat alot of pasta, potatoes, bread etc.
    I had a Banana this morning after my bike ride to give me a bit of energy - so technically cheating but I shouldn’t think it will do me too much harm!! I’m not going to feel guilty about it!!!
    Haven’t weighed in yet so will see if the scales have changed since last time!
    Well done to Claire for completing the week - let us know how much you have lost!
    If there is anyone else out there doing this diet please post a comment to let us know how you’re doing!
    xx
  616. Jane and Kaz Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 12:54
    Hello!
    Me and my work college Kaz are going to try this starting tomorrow!!
    Ahhhhh, i am going to visit a friend, and i havent seen him in a while.
    And my boyfriend has a fab body now so i need this kick start,
    Do you think if i follow this to the tee and exercise i will lose a stone????
    HONESTLY?
    Im going to start tomorrow so i will keep you updated.
    xxxxx
  617. Lynsey Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 13:16
    Hi Jane and Kaz,
    Good Luck with starting the diet tomorrow - let us know how you get on with it! I have found it to be quite a good diet so far - although I am only on day 4! I will be very suprised if I lose a whole stone as I have not been able to keep to the diet word for word! I haven’t been really naughty but I have added a few ‘extras’ as felt very hungry and tired on just a slice of dry toast for breakfast this morning! I have lost a few pounds so far but will let you know what my final weight is!
    It seems that every one on here who has tried it and followed it as the diet says has lost some weight although not every one has lost a stone!
    I hope it goes well for you both - Keep us updated!!
  618. Claire Said,

    April 29, 2008 @ 22:34
    Well i have had the big weigh in,and i have lost 8lbs.Not too happy with that to say that i have stuck to the plan 100% and havant changed a thing.Someone at my weight who still has 4st to lose should have lost the sone with no problems. I lost 8lbs in my first week at slimming world and ate 150 times more food than i have ate in the last week!
    So would i do it again? probably not,i am very sceptical of anyone on here who says its possible to be honest,still i know 8lbs in a week is good going.But when you have stuck to it rigidly like i have its dissapointing.
    Anyways,good luck to anyone who still wants to give it a go.
  619. Lynsey Said,

    April 30, 2008 @ 08:59
    Hi Claire,
    I understand how you feel, I have been following this diet quite well although I haven’t been able to stick to it as rigid as you have! I have lost a few pounds - I am on day 5 now and last night I felt truly awful! No energy and quite queasy. I really struggled to get up this morning too.
    I am suprised that you have not lost more weight as you have have kept to the plan so well, but well done for losing 8lbs! It’s still very good!
    I think I am going to complete this week’s diet but then look for a different one which will allow me to eat better and I have felt very weak doing this one. Its a tough one to do that’s for sure! Perhaps it’s not for everyone but I have enjoyed doing this diet nevertheless and it’s been an eye opener!
    Claire, take care and good luck losing the extra 4 stone - you’ll do it! If you discover any more diets along the way which you find are good please let us know!!
    Lynsey xxx
  620. Kay Said,

    May 4, 2008 @ 22:30
    Hi, i really want to try this diet, but i dont like grape and eggs? what can i replace it with, i normally have just one bit of dry toast, but i asm going to swap my brown bread sandwhich for some frust and my meaty dinners for a salad!
    Will having orange juice or water be ok instead of grapefruti?
    Thanx
    Kay
  621. Anonymous Said,

    May 8, 2008 @ 23:11
    Tis very odd this diet,i have tried to stick to devise my own very low cal plan and felt terrible snd couldnt stick to it,with this one,its now at the end of day 2 and i havant felt hungry!
    There must be something to the diet that works!
  622. Jo Said,

    May 12, 2008 @ 08:33
    My partner and I have stuck to this diet religiously for the last 7 days and I am pleased to say that we have both lost weight - not the 14lbs as predicted but Scott has lost 11.1lb and I have lost 7.2lb.
    We both agreed that although the diet doesn’t look much on paper, we were never hungry.
    I must admit, the hardest thing for me was the grapefruit - if I never see another grapefruit again I won’t be sorry - but I persevered and made sure the grapefruit was eaten at the beginning of the meal so I could enjoy the rest (and get rid of the taste!)
    To anybody thinking about trying this diet, be prepared for a regimental week. No more snacking in front of the telly - we actually went out more to stop ourselves sitting thinking about the food we would normally be eating!
    All in all, we are both thrilled with the results - in fact, we are definitely going to be doing it again - in three weeks, to be precise. Still got some weight to lose between us and this is definitely the easiest way I’ve found to do it.
    Good luck to everyone else on the diet and to those who are about to start.
    Jo
  623. Rosey Said,

    May 18, 2008 @ 20:37
    Gonna give this another go starting tomorrow. Over the last month I’ve lost a stone by sticking to good habits brought on by my first failed attempt at this diet, but I’m starting to slip back to my biscuits, chocolate and chips guzzling ways so I want to nip that in the bud!
    Anyone out there starting now too?
  624. claireboo Said,

    May 19, 2008 @ 10:49
    hi there everyone just started day one and i have quite a bit of weight to lose. Ive heard about this diet b4 and is supposed to really work so hope i can stick it out. going without alcohol will be the worst for me!! I need to do sthg bout my weight now cos i can just about squeeze into my size 16 jeans and any bigger and i wont be able to get clothes from the shops i like!! I used to be 8 stone but have had 4 kids in the space of 5 years and havnt been able to shift the weight since altho my youngest is now 4.
  625. Ruth Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 06:54
    Hello! I’m starting this diet today also.. Ooh i’m excited! I’ll let you all know how much i lose. X x
  626. Bexley Said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 02:57
    Hi Guys, Started this diet today; feeling pretty rough! Worried cos I had 2 bananas with my fruit lunch. Start weight: 11stone 8pounds want to get to 10 and a half (10st 3 in a perfect world) I’m 5ft 4-5 will post progress….wish me luck!!! ;)
  627. zoe maiden Said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 13:06
    Hi everyone was wondering if this diet really does work!!!! sounds to good to be true i’m off on holiday next wednesday and haven’t bought any clothes yet!! done the cambridge diet few weeks ago and lost 11lb in a week but my god got so fed up of not physically chewing my jaw felt unemployed and skin went awfull i’m 32 and looked like a 16 year old spotty girl again so basically will this work i’m 14 stone 5 and losing anything between 7lb and a stone would be perfect just so i can wear some better clothes on holls I need some encouragement and some convincing before i go shopping xxx
  628. Bexley Said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 14:05
    Hello again all,
    Day 2 of the diet; woke up feeling pretty clear headed (must be the lack of alcohol!) First weigh-in: LOST 2LBS in one day - woohoo!!! I hope this continues - off for my boiled egg and grapefruit brekky…byeee!
  629. Bexley Said,

    May 28, 2008 @ 15:35
    Ok, the start of Day 3. Drank about a litre of grapefruit juice last night to stave off the hunger (not sure what that did for calorie in-take). Woke up at about 5am with my stomach feeling like my throat had been cut! Couldn’t face the grapefruit breakfast this morning so just had the boiled egg; needless to say I’m v. hungry. 2nd weigh-in: LOST 1lb. Now 11st 5lb or 159lbs ( Was hoping for more as this is killing me! Think I’m going to swap my dinner with my lunch (as it’s in the rules) need some real food; bring on the lamb chops!
  630. Bexley Said,

    May 29, 2008 @ 23:10
    Day 4; I’M DONE! Can’t do anymore. Couldn’t sleep ‘cos I kept dreaming about food, woke up very early with a rumbling tummy only to find I’d only lost 1lb (4lbs in total). Also, woke with a really bad headache and very weak. I know I shouldn’t expect miracles however; I’m just not sure the discomfort is worth it. I did weightwatchers a couple of years ago and lost 16lbs in 5 weeks without ever feeling hungry and I think, for me, that is the better option. But I am gonna take this kick in the butt that these 4 days have given me and keep up the momentum. Having said that; if you need a quick fix and you have a strong will (and you don’t have 3 kids to run around after like me) this could be the diet for you…GOOD LUCK!!!
  631. Adele Said,

    May 30, 2008 @ 10:43
    Hi i’m starting this diet again today, i’ve already done it 3 times over the past year, i normally lose about 7lbs in a week, last time i went from 9st7lb’s to 9st in 5days so was really pleased with it, tho i do think when you start eating normally (i dont mean pig out) the weight goes back on, but am going away next weekend so would love to lose some extra weight.
  632. iwant2bethin! Said,

    June 2, 2008 @ 09:24
    hey everybody. on my 2nd day! managed to stick to it almost to the letter the only thing being i havent had the salad with my meals yet. eggs and salad? ew. no thanks! i’ll have it this afternoon with the chicken though as that will be more palatable). i really really really wanna do the full 7 days. i’ve done this diet before but only ever lasted about 5 days. and straight after i started eating like a pig again so suffice to say all the weight went back on plus more. this time though i wanna use it to kick start a new healthier me. is anyone else just starting who maybe wants to buddy with me and do this together? its always easier with support! this morning i was looking at pictures of food on google images! haha. my willpower is terrible but i find even if i can just see nice food, and not deprive myself visually as well as physically, that it actually helps! not sure if this works for anyone else too but for me it really does and makes me less likely to go out and buy something naughty. ok well hope everyones doing ok and wish you all the best of luck! xxxxx
  633. iwant2bethin! Said,

    June 3, 2008 @ 07:44
    hey its me again.. anyone here? well i’m just starting my 3rd day now. do not feel hungry at all and don’t think i can face the eggs or meat today. so i might just have the grapefruit this morning, fruit for lunch, and then salad and grapefruit for tea. luckily days 4, 5 and 6 are a lot better. i think days 1,2,3 and 7 are the worst due to the sheer amount of meat and eggs you have to eat. i am determined to make it to day 7 this time! at whicj point i will do the master cleanse for about 3 days. normally around this mark i can already see a visible weight loss in my face. but this time, nada. inf act i feel even more bloated!! i haven’t weighed myself as i don’t have scales and i’m not a member of a gym, so i’m basically just seeing how my clothes feel. once again, good luck everyone and keep strong! it will be over before u know it! xxxxx
  634. iwant2bethin! Said,

    June 3, 2008 @ 17:37
    ok.. end of day 3. i fell off the wagon. i ate a tonne of prunes! :( really disappointed with myself. dunno whether to start again tomorrow or just continue with day 4. such a let down :(
  635. Bootylicious Said,

    June 4, 2008 @ 18:39
    Hi iwant2bethin, its a pity u fell off the wagon. I think u should carry on with day 4, I did this diet last week & caved in around day 5, but carried on the next day & did day 5 again. I still managed 2 lose 8 pounds altogether! I’m having a week off this week, but I’m gonna start it again on monday.
  636. Melly Said,

    June 5, 2008 @ 12:08
    I just finished the diet - not too bad. I’ve actually done a slight variation on this before, but it went through about 18 eggs, so this was much better! I lost 12lb - not too bad considering its only 7 day diet! might do it again in a couple of weeks….
  637. iwant2bethin! Said,

    June 5, 2008 @ 20:22
    hey, well done bootylicious and melly! 8 and 12 pound is sooo good. im jealous. well i just caved completely. i have no willpower whatsoever! im actually ordering pizza online now as we speak. i might try again next week. its just sooo hard though and i dont even really like meat (chicken excluded)
  638. Bootylicious Said,

    June 9, 2008 @ 19:50
    Hello again everyone. Started the diet again today. Gonna try and be really good this time. I put on a couple of pounds during my week off the diet, though I’m hormonal and it may be down to water retention! Anyway, I weighed in at 10st 3 this am, if I only lose half a stone this week I’l be happy!
    Anyone else starting today?
  639. lizahg30 Said,

    June 12, 2008 @ 20:39
    Hi everyone,
    Hows everyone doing?
    I started slim-fast last week, I only lost one lb, was gutted, I am going to give it another week but if weight loss is poor I will definetly be doin thid diet. I am going on hols soon and start university in september and promised myself to be thin and fit for that.
    I worry though that with four kids to look after and school hols fast approaching , will I have energy for it?
    xx
  640. claire Said,

    June 14, 2008 @ 23:22
    In a word no,its just not worth it.I have tried this diet and felt ill and lethargic all week and my hair suffered too.I put on what i lost at when i came off it at the end of the week even though i was still only eating small amounts.I have gone back onto slimming world and have lost far more on that than i did following this daft diet,plus you can eat so much more and feel great at the same time.And have the energy to exercise.
    Dont do it,its not worth it,it may look like a quck fix but it all goes on again ad it takes yourt body a while to re ajust to more food again.There is no way that i would be tempted to do it again.Plus most of the weight yiou lose is water so you wont actually look any different even if you lose the stone.
  641. c louise Said,

    June 15, 2008 @ 23:53
    im starting this tommorow so fingers crossed ill keep you posted !! ill do my weigh in first thing tommorow and take the weight loss from that !!
  642. lizahg30 Said,

    June 16, 2008 @ 08:38
    wow Claire that certainly puts a different spin on things I was all geared up ready to try it first week of the school hols but what you say makes me stop and think.
    Thanks for showing me the negative side which I think is important.
    It’s one of those things though where curiosity may win over, but I’ll certainly be thinking long and hard about it rather than just rushing in
    liz xx
  643. c louise Said,

    June 18, 2008 @ 12:42
    hi i weighed in at 10st7lbs on moday and after 2 days on this i now weigh 10st3lbs so ive lost some already ill be happy if i get to 9st10lbs so lets see if i can get to it . ive stuck to what it says to do and added nothing extra i did feel tierd but today i feel better think its just missing ma cups of tea.
  644. rockin_pixie Said,

    June 21, 2008 @ 22:18
    hi i am gonna start this diet on monday…. (hopefully i can do it as i dont have much confidence in diets at the mo!) but is there anything that i can have instead of grapefruit???
  645. Macca Said,

    June 21, 2008 @ 22:52
    Hey,
    How are you getting on with it C Louise? I am thinking of doing this soon and was just wondering if you are allowed to drink as much of the permitted drinks as you like? Also I like green tea so is that allowed? And finally, when people are having salad as part of the dinner, what exactly are we allowed to put in the salad or what has worked foy you?
    Thanks,
    Macca.
  646. CLAIRE Said,

    June 22, 2008 @ 12:26
    IT WORKS IT WORKS i cant believe it where did it all go a full stone in week its brill it does work was hungry twice but got over it its will power will definately do it again in 2 weeks.
  647. emma Said,

    June 23, 2008 @ 16:01
    hi, im about to start this diet 2morro, and i was wondering what i could eat instead of:
    tomatoes
    spinach
    carrot sticks and
    salad?
    i was also wondering if i can drink water whenever i want?
    and also, can i eat anything after dinner, e.g.: fruit?
  648. jojo Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 07:32
    hi going to start this diet tommorrow i need 2 stones off in 7 weeks for my holidays
  649. andrea Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 22:22
    sounds fab read all comments eyes acheing!!
    had 6 children ..and ow cant have more so time to get thiner again¬!
    need 2 lose 2 stone 5ft 11 15 stone.not to bad for my height used to be 10 stone but was skinnnnney not nice want to be just nice..let u know helppppppppppppppppppppp lol
  650. andrea Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 22:23
    love munchin dips and vodka !!!!!!!!!!!!
  651. jojo Said,

    June 27, 2008 @ 14:03
    well started the diet my weight is 12st 11lbs would be nice to get to 12 stones in a week heres hoping . so far so good not really hungry yet drinking alot of water will jump on the scales in the morning and report back to see if i maybe have lost a pound
  652. Lucy Said,

    June 28, 2008 @ 09:34
    Hey, Im interested in starting this diet I want to loose a stone in a week, ive lost the weight before but it was 8 weeks of eating well and exercise! i go to the gym 3 times a week anyway, but im finding it hard with my sugar cravings, Im going away in exactly a week! and i want to go on the beach! but im not if i look like this, I need help with the diet though, Im vegetarian and I dont eat bread!?! someone help!?x
  653. iwant2bethin! Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 13:51
    lucy, i just leave the bread out altogether and i guess you could swap the meat for tofu, as long as its high protein and low carb it wont affect the chemical balance of the diet
  654. lizahg30 Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 14:13
    CHEMICAL DIET
    THIS DIET MAY BE DONE FOR 2 WKS ONLY. IT IS GARUANTEED TO LOSE 14LBS IN THOSE 2 WKS. ONCE YOU HAVE LOST THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OF WEIGHT YOU CAN STOP. ALL FOD MUST BE BOILED GRILLED OR SMOKED.NO ADDED FAT.
    NO SALAD DRESSING. YOU MUST USE LEMON OR VINEGAR. ALL TEA OR COFFEE MUST BE TAKEN BLACK.
    DIET DRINKS AND SWEETENERS ARE PERMITTED.NO EATING BETWEEN MEALS.
    MEALS SHOULD BE TAKEN IN THE CORRECT ORDER. NO SWAPPING ABOUT. THIS IS A CHEMICAL DIET AND EACH MEAL WORKS OF THE PREVIOUS MEAL.WHEN MAKING VEGETABLE SALAD USE ANY VEGETABLE YOU WISH.
    BREAKFAST – SAME EVERY DAY=HALF A GRAPEFRUIT, A SLICE OF DRY TOAST, TEA OR COFFEE.
    MONDAY
    LUNCH-LEAN COLD MEAT AND TOMATOES
    DINNER- FISH SALAD ANY GREEN VEG(AS MUCH AS U LIKE)
    TUESDAY
    LUNCH-FRESH FRUIT SALAD AND FRUITS AS MUCH AS U LIKE
    DINNER- GRILLED STEAK WITH GREEN SALAD,OLIVES AND CELERY OR VEGETABLES
    WEDNESDAY
    LUNCH-TUNA FISH SALAD,HALF A GRAPEFRUIT AND ONE PIECE OF DRY TOAST
    DINNER-2 GRILLED LAMB CHOPS OR A GAMMON STEAK AND SALD OR VEGETABLES
    THURSDAY
    LUNCH-COLD ROAST CHICKEN AND CABBAGE,ONE PIECE OF DRY TOAST
    DINNER- 2 POACHED EGGS,ONE PIECE OF DRY TOAST AND COTTAGE CHEESE
    FRIDAY
    LUNCH-CHEESE AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE, ONE PIECE OF DRY TOAST AND SPINACH
    DINNER-FISH SALAD,HALF A GRAPEFRUIT AND ONE PIECE OF DRY TOAST,SALAD OR VEG
    SATURDAY
    LUNCH-FRESH FRUIT SALAD,ANY FRUIT,AS MUCH AS U LIKE
    DINNER- GRILLED STEAK AND SALAD
    SUNDAY
    LUNCH-HOT ROAST CHICKENWITH CABBAGE AND CARROTTS
    DINNER-COLD ROAST CHICKEN AND SALAD
    THERE IS NO RESTRICTION ON HOW MUCH YOU EAT.YOU WILL NEVER FEEL HUNGRY.YOU MAY EAT AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE.FISH MAY BE TINNED OR FRESH.
    NO EATING AFTER 6PM.
    this is anotherversion of the diet, has few differencs that appeal to me more, my sis lost 6lbs in one week and she cheated lol, this is my first day on the diet I weigh 16st 7lbs, i am 5ft 11. fingers crossed. x
  655. iwant2bethin! Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 17:24
    that diet does sound more appealing. and the fact that u lose 14lbs in 2 weeks instead of 1 means it is probably more likely to stay off as u will have lost fat and not just water. i will definitely give it a go. thanks for posting. (i wonder how james duncan feels about his blog being used as some sort of diet forum… hehehe)
  656. lizahg30 Said,

    June 30, 2008 @ 17:30
    oh dear don’t want to step on anyones toes,just thought it appeal more to different people, we re all different after all…..and some people just dont like eggs lol.I’m sure he wont mind its all for the same cause.I’m so excited about this cant wait to see some results.
  657. lizahg30 Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 11:24
    day two hd great sleep and determned not to cheat all, hols in 3 wks.
    didnt eat after 6pm filled up on black tea, feels good to be doing something about this weight.
    x liz x
  658. iwant2bethin! Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 15:04
    well done. starting is always the hardest. 2 days in is good. im on the 2nd day now but as iv been out and about and not able to cook i had to go with ready prepared chicken wings from the supermarket which were quite oily and which i think had been fried :S. hope this doesnt affect the weight loss too much :(
  659. iwant2bethin! Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 15:08
    p.s. i assume most of u will also be trying to reduce cellulite by doing this diet… well i’ve just started with a coffee and moisturizer mixture and i can already see a reduction! i basically just bought a big bottle of nivea moisturiser, and a large jar of instant coffee. and when i moisturize in the mornings i just empty some of the coffee into the moisturizer in my hands, rub it together, and then massage it into my thighs. leave it soak in for about half an hour, and then shower it off (unless u want to smell like coffee all day and have stained clothes). it’s a bit messy but seems to be quite effective when coupled with this diet
  660. iwant2bethin! Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 15:09
    p.p.s just one last thing with regards to the cellulite, on the ‘as much fruit as u want’ days, i’ve been having lots of oranges, as these are said to reduce cellulite too. so it’s like a triple whammy! lol
  661. lizahg30 Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 17:15
    this is my second day too. thanks for the orange tip will def try that. i’m pretty hungry just waiting on steaks grilling…..i’m not really a meat eater so not looking forward to dinner, but i’m determined to stick to the diet.
    i’m sure the chicken thing b ok, it makes u feel better my friend cheated and had 5 hobnobs and a yoghurt last night…lol.
  662. iwant2bethin! Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 19:45
    yeah same here i’m not really a meat eater either. although i do love chicken. i’m leaving the steak out tonight thanks to the chicken fiasco and just having an orange instead. filling :-S
    and yeah that does make me feel a bit better about ur friend lol. hope it doesnt affect her loss too much either tho. i kno its 14 lbs but id be more than happy with 10 also so i guess its not that bad!
    enjoy ur steaks and hope day 3 goes good for you. after tomorrow we’ll be nearly half way there. which is a comforting thought!
  663. lizahg30 Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 20:28
    i know my stomachsgrowling just now but i just think theres no point quitting cos would just have to start all over again.i’m not doing same diet as you tho I’m doing the similar one I posted cupl days ago. are you doing exercise with yours? if so what type, been bit shaky today but might try my stepper tomoro night.
    Thanks hope day 3 is good for you to. 2 down 5 to go.
    takin kids to macdonalds tomoro ……….yikes!!!!!!!
  664. iwant2bethin! Said,

    July 1, 2008 @ 21:43
    im not really doing excercise as such. i’m just doing sit ups here and there when i can be bothered. around 50 in the morning and 50 in the evening, as my belly is my problem area. very flabby and big compared to the rest of me.
    good luck with mcdonalds! they do fruit bags and carrot stick bags now dont they, so if you really felt like u were gonna break, theres always that option.
  665. lizahg30 Said,

    July 2, 2008 @ 15:47
    what just 50??? lol i’m doing no exercise at all.
    my friend who had the hobnobs and yohurt has lost 7lbs and she on day3 same as me, i dont even want to chance weighing myself i’d be gutted if was same lol. well macdonaldswas fine i confess i fogot to order diet irn-bru so had norm but dd have chargrilled chicken salad with no dressing so i’m cool with that plus they were a bit skimpy with the chicken,,,grrr.
    i cant wait till friday cheese mmmmmmm. how u going with urs?
    liz x
  666. iwant2bethin! Said,

    July 2, 2008 @ 19:37
    oh dont be fooled, 50 probably does sound alot, but if u would see my pathetic attempts at situps ir probably only works out at about 20! lol.
    glad maccies went well and good on you for not giving into temptation!
    cant say the same about myself. on top of what i was meant to eat today, i had a tuna salad. bit disappointed with myself as its only day 3 and already im cheating lol. but it was plain salad, no dressing just salt and pepper, but i did have a hell of a lot of tuna. hope it doesnt make a difference seein as its not like i had bread or chocolate or anything sugary.
    im with you on the weighing bit. it would be well disheartening if u hadnt thought what u had expected.
    so jealous u get to have cheese on friday! hehe. i will defo try that diet when iv finished this one! do your clothes feel looser yet? mine dont seem to :(
  667. lizahg30 Said,

    July 2, 2008 @ 22:45
    no my clothes dont feel looser boo hoo but def feel less bloated. i dt think the tuna salad will make any difference like you say its not like bread or chocolate …ahhhhh chocolate…nope i’m being strong lol .i might yor diet after this one,I’m dreading weighing myself i’m terrified of staying same weight or losing on,ly 3lb or summat ………oooo wouldn’t that be awful??
    I ate heaps for about a week before started diet am hoping tha wont affect my first week, dya think it will?
  668. iwant2bethin! Said,

    July 5, 2008 @ 19:37
    you will definitely lose ore than 3 pounds in 2 weeks! dont worry about that! i think it would actually be physically impossible to eat that little and that combination of foods for 2 weeks and only lose 3 pounds lol.
    i ate loads before the diet too, i think it probbaly will slow the weight loss down a bit but not loads.
    well i have officially fell off the wagon. i have been a pig these past 2 days. ad when i say pig, i mean PIG lol. yesterday i had a whole large pizza to myself which was dripping in fat and meat and i’ve also managed to eat a whole jar of nutella over teh course of 2 days, as well as 3 packets of hobnobs (to go with the nutella of course… lol).
    i’m gonna start slimfast tomorrow instead as this diet is way too restricting for my likes. i would never have pigged out like that had i had a bit more choice with foods. ah well, u win some u lose some ey.
    i will report back here when i’ve started slim fast and let u know how that goes instead!
    hows urs going? hope ur still going strong, unlike me. you’ll be finishing your first week soon so hang on in there! and even though it makes u feel shitty having hardly any food, i can tell u it makes u feel even shittier when u fall off the wagon and have to start all over!
  669. elisa Said,

    July 9, 2008 @ 17:33
    on day three and i dont no about loseing a stone in a week , i know i just nearly passed out, sooo good luck to u all, one good thing i av lost 5lb .
  670. Danni Said,

    July 18, 2008 @ 18:18
    did this diet about a year ago and stuck to it for 4 days, i never seem to be able to pass that mark! I’m willing myself to do better this year, i’m 12 stone 9lbs, so i have a lot to lose :( hopefully this can be my kickstart. I’m starting tomorrow, will keep u posted on my progress :)
  671. Aman Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 23:09
    Did this diet before, but gained some of the weight again!
    Going to start it again 2moro!
    Did anyone else gain the weight again???
    And did it change anyones body shape!
    Would love to be a proper size 12, and have a flat tummy!
    I’ll keep you guys posted
    x
  672. joanne Said,

    July 22, 2008 @ 08:20
    im starting this diet today going away in 3 weeks
    good luck everyone will keep you informed
  673. cooking tofu Said,

    August 15, 2008 @ 21:06
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  675. LEPSE Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 21:16
    I’m started this diet today, so far so good.
  676. ferdy Said,

    September 17, 2008 @ 17:31
    im thinking about starting this diet.
    will i REALY lose 1 stone in a week?
    and will the weight stay off?
  677. just a freindler helper Said,

    October 12, 2008 @ 01:39
    you cant only diet and expect to keep the weight off, you have to do light weights aswell, as muscle burns and keeps the fat off. Regular maintenance exercise aswell, once you have achieved your ideal weight, its down to maintaining it which is a lifelong thing.
  678. Jo Said,

    October 13, 2008 @ 17:22
    Ah recently gained half a stone and this is like my dream!
    currently 8st and starting the diet tomorrow, only want to loose 7lb but if I do loose more I am sure I’ll gain it back when I return to normal eating,
    wish me luck (: