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Old 05-17-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Anyone Tried The Grape Diet?


Anyone with experience doing the grape diet?

I just don't know if I can actually eat only grapes for a week or two...right now, slim fast...and trying to drop 25 pounds.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:26 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone Tried The Grape Diet?


Fad diets are just that....fads. if you want to lose weight and keep it off you need to make a permanent change to your habits.

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Fad diets are just that....fads. if you want to lose weight and keep it off you need to make a permanent change to your habits.
The grape diet was first published in 1927 or so...not a fad. It is't a diet, per say, but the short term effect can be a significant weight loss. I agree, like smoking, long term weight maintenance is only possible with a diet change.
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Short term diets never work long term.
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Never heard of this one, but I've talked with people who have tried a number of other 1-2 week regimens (like the lemon detox) and while they may help clean you out, they don't do anything for long-term weight loss.
The one approach that I've heard work for people is not to do a crash diet, but to consume 800 calories less than you actually need on a daily basis (there are calculators for this online) for two weeks. After that two week diet your body can handle your permanent new diet more easily.

My approach is death by a thousand cuts. Rather than try to make really big changes (which is a proven method of failure, just ask the gyms around New Years), I make a series of small changes. Cut in half the amount of mayo you put in your tuna sandwich or go from white bread to wheat bread. Eat chicken and fish instead of pork or fatty cuts of beef. Eat the vegetables on your plate first.

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Never heard of this one, but I've talked with people who have tried a number of other 1-2 week regimens (like the lemon detox) and while they may help clean you out, they don't do anything for long-term weight loss.
The one approach that I've heard work for people is not to do a crash diet, but to consume 800 calories less than you actually need on a daily basis (there are calculators for this online) for two weeks. After that two week diet your body can handle your permanent new diet more easily.

My approach is death by a thousand cuts. Rather than try to make really big changes (which is a proven method of failure, just ask the gyms around New Years), I make a series of small changes. Cut in half the amount of mayo you put in your tuna sandwich or go from white bread to wheat bread. Eat chicken and fish instead of pork or fatty cuts of beef. Eat the vegetables on your plate first.

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I know it was a while ago but I managed to cut 25 pounds in 6-8 months. I started jogging 5 k a day rain or shine...never missed a day. Everything I ate I stopped going back for seconds. If I went to snack on something I'd garb a handful of chips or two cookies and didn't go back for more instead of parking my fat arse in front of the idiot box with an entire bag of chips.

One day I just stopped jogging, started eating more....right back where I once was.

Diets don't work unless you just want your old suit to fit for a weekend...a change of lifestyle is necessary.
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..a change of lifestyle is necessary.
Exactly. That's why I call it a permanent diet. Unfortunately the body is very good at keeping the weight on and getting back to your old weight if you return to your old habits, even briefly. Everyone has their struggles.
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If the diet allows one to love off of crushed, fermented and pressed grapes I could certainly give it a shot.
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Fad diets or quick weight loss may not work for all, but I had good experience with one called ideal protien. About 2 1/2 years ago my weight had rose above 300. I wasn't going to lose what I needed my losing a pound a week. I lost 80 pounds in 10 weeks, got off the diet and lost another 10 before I stabilized.

Maintained that weight for a year or so. This past year I have gained about 35 back, but did not watch what I ate this winter at all. Took the whole Thanksgiving to New Year's festivities all to serious! Planning on going back on it for a few weeks to drop 10 - 15 before it gets too hot
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J I don't think I'll be much help for you when I tried the grape diet I did it in liquid form... After 4...5 glasses I forgot my diet and ate a whole chicken.

I think eating less and doing more cardio work ...and walking might be better for the long haul.
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Also, get enough rest each night, don't skip your breakfast (gets the metabolism started), and avoid stress.
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To lose weight, increase your outgoing calories and decrease your incoming calories, it really is simple!
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To lose weight, increase your outgoing calories and decrease your incoming calories, it really is simple!
In theory, yes, but the reality is that the body can compensate to a certain extent. Your body also fights diets by increasing cravings and hunger when fewer calories are coming in. Of course this makes sense as a survival mechanism, but it hurts these days when calories are so plentiful.
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Does it work better if the grapes are fermented
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I'm more into the barley and hops diet myself.............in fact I'm on my 3rd diet beverage as we speak!
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I watched this series with interest. The results were pretty amazing...
My life style would go along with this fairly well. I have never eaten breakfast...don't eat lunch but gorge myslef come 8 PM. Coffee all day. Been this way as long as I can remember. I know...unhealthy. I need to lose weight and thought this seemed like a good way for me to do it and get healthier.

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Starving your body will only trigger it to store more calories in the form of fat.

Eat proper and exercise.
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Grapes have high sugar content. Most grapes contain about equal amounts of glucose and fructose. However, Chardonnay contains more fructose than glucose. Zinfandel contains more glucose. Grapes also contain small quantities of sucrose and several other sugars. That's sugar. Natural not added but anyway sugar.

Simply put, consuming grapes will cause your blood sugar levels to rise. Think about it.

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