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April 4th, 2013, 08:56 AM
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I have this friend that is doing a diet that I think sounds ludicrous. She has lost a lot of weight from it but it's really restrictive and one of those diets where you can only eat certain things from their list (or something like that). Plus, the science behind it makes no sense to me. In my head I think of course you are losing weight. You can't eat anything. At the same time though, it's working for her and she's lost quite a bit of weight from the plan so I don't want to criticize.

Have you ever had a friend/family member doing a crazy diet? Do you say anything or just go with the flow?
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April 4th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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I've done some crazy diets in the past but have found that restricting diets just never work. I usually don't say anything to others who are doing crazy diets. I figure to each their own. but when their diet fails I always tell them about weight watchers because I think it is such an awesome program.
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April 4th, 2013, 01:53 PM
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Good question, I don't think people are usually all that open to hearing, "that's crazy, try my way."

I think whether or not I would say anything depends on my relationship with that person and whether their diet is "different" or "dangerous". If it is crazy in the sense of different, I'd go with the flow and wish them luck. If it is crazy as in dangerous... I'd probably try saying something.
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April 4th, 2013, 02:11 PM
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I agree, as long as it's not dangerous, I would leave it be. The thing with those restrictive diets is that they can't really become a lifestyle thing, you might lose weight but as soon as you reach your goal and actually start eating again, it all comes back.
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April 4th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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I agree, as long as it's not dangerous, I would leave it be. The thing with those restrictive diets is that they can't really become a lifestyle thing, you might lose weight but as soon as you reach your goal and actually start eating again, it all comes back.
This exactly.

My parents and sister do the cabbage soup diet every couple of months. It doesn't do anything for them but mentally works for them so I leave it be.
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April 5th, 2013, 07:13 AM
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I haven't done any crazy diets, but I have had friends that have. I just let it be as they were never dangerous diets.
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April 6th, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Yup, a few people! I tend to keep my mouth shut, unless it's my best friend (who has done one in the past) because we can talk about anything. But otherwise, no.. I let them be. I have to admit that inside of me, it kinda drives me crazy though. I don't like to see people doing weird diets they can't do for life. I'm really big on getting a well balanced and health diets, so I hate fads.
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April 8th, 2013, 10:03 PM
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I agree, as long as it's not dangerous, I would leave it be. The thing with those restrictive diets is that they can't really become a lifestyle thing, you might lose weight but as soon as you reach your goal and actually start eating again, it all comes back.
Ditto to this. I have watched DH do the low carb diet with great success but once he goes back to eating normally again, the weight goes back up. He isn't active either so it was his lazy way of losing weight. I finally talked him into working out and exercising more and he's lost 5lbs in a week from working out and being better about what he eats. I'm also trying to lose weight (or atleast tone) now that I'm 8wks PP and I think b/c I started working out and eating better, it helped DH get on board with it. I have had some drawbacks though, so I haven't really lost any weight yet.
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April 9th, 2013, 07:48 AM
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Ditto to this. I have watched DH do the low carb diet with great success but once he goes back to eating normally again, the weight goes back up. He isn't active either so it was his lazy way of losing weight. I finally talked him into working out and exercising more and he's lost 5lbs in a week from working out and being better about what he eats. I'm also trying to lose weight (or atleast tone) now that I'm 8wks PP and I think b/c I started working out and eating better, it helped DH get on board with it. I have had some drawbacks though, so I haven't really lost any weight yet.
Wow! 5 lbs in a week. I've never lost that much in a week even when I've starved myself I've never lost that much in a week. That's a pretty good start. Dh and I have been working out together and I think it helps both of us doing it together.
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