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Below is a natural fat burning drink recipe for extreme weight loss that consists of only 3 ingredients. If you have been trying to lose weight fast with no success, this drink will help you lose up to 15 kg in less than 3 weeks. For better results, we recommend that you follow a low-calorie meal plan while consuming this drink.

The recipe below will also help you lose belly fat quickly without exercising or taking over the counter weight loss pills.

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Pineapples are very rich in fiber which helps speed up the metabolism and increase weight loss. Oranges and cinnamon both contain calcium, fiber, and magnesium, all of which are known to help melt the fat away.

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May 20th, 2019 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

Naturally, we all love eating, and therein lies the difficulty of losing weight. If you want to achieve that, you need to be ready to make some necessary changes in you lifestyle. For instance, you need to sleep more, eat healthy and exercise every day. Nevertheless, you are in luck today, we will show you how you can speed up the weight loss process so that you lose weight faster and more effectively. All you have to do is drink the following fat cutter drink every day and you are good to go!

Of course, there are a lot of methods which you can use to lose some weight, however, some of those will not work. This drink we are about to show you will help you melt the unwanted fat, and improve the health as well. You will lose much more weight as well, and this is due to the fact that you are going to increase the metabolism. A lot of people around the world have already tried this recipe and they swear by it.

What you will need for this recipe are 4 ingredients, and those are: honey, aloe vera, ginger and lemon.

The aloe vera is also called The Plant of Immortality and it contains a lot of medicinal properties. The plant is also great for losing weight. It is also very rich in nutrients and it contains more than 75 vitamins and minerals which are active. Plus, it contains fatty acids and amino acids. The aloe vera has a lot of antioxidants and they will aid in increasing the metabolic rate which helps you lose weight. You will be able to remove almost all the unwanted toxins in the body and boost the digestion process too.

The lemon on the other hands, is full of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant. What is more, it has a lot of healthy nutrients like magnesium, calcium, vitamin A, potassium, iron, vitamin B complex and protein, carbohydrates and pectin fibers. Furthermore, the lemon contains citric acid that and it has antibacterial, anti-viral and immune-simulating properties that are great for the organisms function.

The ginger is also very healthy, especially its root. It is rich in vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals. It is perfect for the health. The ginger can help a lot with cardiovascular properties, it can improve the immunity and digestion, relieve pain and asthma.

Honey is a natural sweetener and can be used to burn fats. Also, it is a great source of energy, it instantly boosts the whole body.

Start with putting 2-3 tablespoons of aloe vera in one glass of filtered water. When you do, add the juice from 1/2 lemon with 1 teaspoon of ginger powder. Then, add some honey in the end and stir. That is it.

You need to consume this drink on an empty stomach in the morning. This way it will burn the fats and you will notice some results immediately after several uses. You will be amazed!

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Apr 14th, 2019 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

Amy Dickinson Published 12:00 a.m. ET April 11, 2019

Dear Amy: I have been married for 16 years, and have been with my wife for 18 years.

She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and has always weighed around 200 to 230 pounds. Eight months ago she had gastric bypass and now weighs 135 pounds.

I know she is healthier and she is happier, but I am miserable, as I feel I lost the person I fell in love with.

She makes me feel like I am a bad person for not liking a skinnier wife, but I dont find her sexually attractive anymore.

I am not sure what to do at this point. How can I save my marriage and find her more attractive? Do I have to settle? I am 6 feet, 4 inches tall and 320 pounds and have been heavy my entire life.

Hefty and Confused

Dear Hefty: Extreme weight loss is a major stressor on relationships, for some of the reasons you are citing. When a person literally transforms into another person, they move through the world differently, with different interests, needs, habits and perceptions. (Its not just about how your jeans fit.)

Spouses often assume designated roles, and now your wifes role has changed. But what about you?

I imagine she is also receiving a lot of positive attention, which might make your alienation and disorientation worse. Her new body might also make you feel self-conscious about yours.

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Because this change is so extreme, and so rapid, I hope you will be patient as you both adjust. Please seek professional help, as you transition through this marital disruption.

The hospital that performed her surgery should offer a referral for a counselor specializing in this common relationship response.

Dear Amy: Am I being heartless for wanting to cut off my 24-year-old daughter? She is engaged to be married in the fall of 2020, but she is a full-time student who does pet-sitting as a part-time job. She lives with her boyfriend, and he has a full-time job.

She and her boyfriend moved away to her college city almost three years ago and we see them when they visit once or twice a year.

We have younger children and feel that although she is still a full-time student, we have to set a cut-off age and stop paying for her cellphone bill. This is the only expense we pay for her. We arent in the financial position to help any of our children with college tuition.

My daughter got extremely angry when I brought up the subject of her taking over her phone bill, saying she doesnt have the money, yet I know she pays for video-streaming subscriptions, and is going to a concert for a performer she has seen a couple times already.

She finishes her very demanding semester in May and says that she might take one class during the summer. How can I make her realize that she is being unreasonable? Or am I being heartless?

I want to tell her to get another job during the summer and stop acting like an entitled brat!

Mad Mom Lisa

Dear Mad Mom: The cellphone bill seems to have emerged as a major marker of emerging adulthood. (I was inordinately proud of my own daughter when she suddenly suggested that she would take over the cost of her own phone and yes, she was 24.)

You are not being heartless. But your daughter and her younger siblings will not know what your boundaries are unless you establish them.

She finishes her demanding semester in May. This would be the perfect time to transition away from your cellphone plan, and onto her own (or with her fianc).

Her pet-sitting business should pick up during the summer. She could work it around another part-time job, and the class she plans to take.

I dont think it is necessary or even useful to try to convince a young person that her expectations are unreasonable. You simply say, This is whats going to happen. And if she grumbles about it so what? Your message to her should always be, You can handle it. We have confidence in you. Youll be fine. (Please, dont call her a brat.)

Dear Amy: Dont Knock My Stuff was upset that her husband seems to find and share negative information about things she enjoys.

I too have the same curiosity as her husband, and have ruined things for my wife.

I think the writer was being oversensitive, but that the husband clearly had taken it too far.

Been There

Dear Been There: Thank you.

You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: ASKAMYamydickinson.com. Readers may send postal mail to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter askingamy or like her on Facebook.

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Apr 13th, 2019 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

DEAR AMY: I have been married for 16 years, and have been with my wife for 18 years.

She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and has always weighed around 200 to 230 pounds. Eight months ago she had gastric bypass and now weighs 135 pounds.

I know she is healthier and she is happier, but I am miserable, as I feel I lost the person I fell in love with.

She makes me feel like I am a bad person for not liking a skinnier wife, but I dont find her sexually attractive anymore.

I am not sure what to do at this point. How can I save my marriage and find her more attractive? Do I have to settle? I am 6 feet, 4 inches tall and 320 pounds and have been heavy my entire life.

Hefty and Confused

DEAR HEFTY: Extreme weight loss is a major stressor on relationships, for some of the reasons you are citing. When a person literally transforms into another person, they move through the world differently, with different interests, needs, habits and perceptions. (Its not just about how your jeans fit.)

Spouses often assume designated roles, and now your wifes role has changed. But what about you?

I imagine she is also receiving a lot of positive attention, which might make your alienation and disorientation worse. Her new body might also make you feel self-conscious about yours.

Because this change is so extreme, and so rapid, I hope you will be patient as you both adjust. Please seek professional help, as you transition through this marital disruption.

The hospital that performed her surgery should offer a referral for a counselor specializing in this common relationship response.

DEAR AMY: Am I being heartless for wanting to cut off my 24-year-old daughter? She is engaged to be married in the fall of 2020, but she is a full-time student who does pet-sitting as a part-time job. She lives with her boyfriend, and he has a full-time job.

She and her boyfriend moved away to her college city almost three years ago and we see them when they visit once or twice a year.

We have younger children and feel that although she is still a full-time student, we have to set a cut-off age and stop paying for her cellphone bill. This is the only expense we pay for her. We arent in the financial position to help any of our children with college tuition.

My daughter got extremely angry when I brought up the subject of her taking over her phone bill, saying she doesnt have the money, yet I know she pays for video-streaming subscriptions, and is going to a concert for a performer she has seen a couple times already.

She finishes her very demanding semester in May and says that she might take one class during the summer. How can I make her realize that she is being unreasonable? Or am I being heartless?

I want to tell her to get another job during the summer and stop acting like an entitled brat!

Mad Mom Lisa

DEAR MAD MOM: The cellphone bill seems to have emerged as a major marker of emerging adulthood. (I was inordinately proud of my own daughter when she suddenly suggested that she would take over the cost of her own phone and yes, she was 24.)

You are not being heartless. But your daughter and her younger siblings will not know what your boundaries are unless you establish them.

She finishes her demanding semester in May. This would be the perfect time to transition away from your cellphone plan, and onto her own (or with her fiance).

Her pet-sitting business should pick up during the summer. She could work it around another part-time job, and the class she plans to take.

I dont think it is necessary or even useful to try to convince a young person that her expectations are unreasonable. You simply say, This is whats going to happen. And if she grumbles about it so what? Your message to her should always be, You can handle it. We have confidence in you. Youll be fine. (Please, dont call her a brat.)

DEAR AMY: Dont Knock My Stuff was upset that her husband seems to find and share negative information about things she enjoys.

I too have the same curiosity as her husband and have ruined things for my wife.

I think the writer was being oversensitive but that the husband clearly had taken it too far.

Been There

DEAR BEEN THERE: Thank you.

You can contact Amy Dickinson via email: ASKAMY@amydickinson.com. Readers may send postal mail to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or like her on Facebook.

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Apr 12th, 2019 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

The response was huge, and telling. The Times ran a follow-up piece the next week, addressing the outraged response from readers, many of whom were disturbed not only by the trend, but by the fact that the paper had reported on it with an evident lack of criticism. They failed to note, for example, the fact that feeding tubes were designed as a life-saving medical device, not a diet tool. Furthermore, theyre typically administered to patients under consistent medical supervision because there are indeed risks: infection, vomiting, ulcers, and pulmonary aspiration (inhaling stomach contents into the lungs) which can cause pneumonia. Finally, the Times didnt point out the most obvious and crucial fact about this trend. If they didnt have the tube and just stopped eating theyd be considered anorexic, one reader commented. But under a doctors care and with a tube in their nose, its a crash diet. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics agrees, noting that The K-E Diet will almost inevitably lead to quick weight regain, and also puts patients at risk for bingeing or developing an eating disorder. Furthermore, one doctor told the Academy, ...nobody really knows what's in that [K-E Diet] formula.

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Mar 3rd, 2019 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

Imagine you and nine of your best friends decide to go on a diet together because you want to lose weight.

You all agree to eat healthier, exercise more the standard get healthy stuff.

Guess how many of you will have succeeded after one year?

Two.

Research conducted by the National Weight Control Registry, the largest database in the world of people who have lost weight and kept it off, says just two out of every 10 people successfully maintain weight loss.

Want to know what the 20 percent who are successful do differently?

Then stick around.

Because youre about to learn what the science says about people who lose weight and stick with it. And then youll see some real-life weight loss success stories.

These insights and inspiring stories can help you discover whats holding you back so you can start creating weight loss habits that actually work.

So sit back, relax, and lets dig in.

Excuse the borderline-insulting subhead but lets not sugarcoat things.

7 out of every 10 Americans is overweight or obese.

60 percent of Australians.

And 64 percent of people in the UK.

Analyzing all the reasons for this would be subject matter for another article entirely, but lets sum up a few of them:

The 2012Food & Health Survey found that Americans think doing their taxes is easier than improving their diet and health. And despite the fact that nine out of ten people described their health as goodor better, more than half of people said they were trying to lose weight.

It doesnt take a math whiz to see these numbers dont add up. 90 percent think their health is good yet half of people want to lose weight.

About one in seven people in this survey were clueless about the number of calories they needed to maintain their weight.

If you dont know how many calories you need to maintain weight, how can you possibly lose it?

The truth is, most people are clueless about what it takes to get healthy. Its not as simple as eat healthy and exercise. There are powerful physiological and psychological forces at work that influence your ability or inability to lose weight.

The biological implications of losing a lot of weight at once are quite discouraging.

The fascinating New York Times article called The Fat Trap details research from Columbia University that shows how most diets cause your body to go into self-preservation mode, something it has been programmed to do over years of evolution.

For example, lets say you have a friend who recently lost 50 pounds on Weight Watchers in preparation for her wedding. Her body will respond to this rapid weight loss by burning 20 to 25 percent fewer calories during everyday activity and moderate aerobic exercise than someone who weighs the same as her who didnt experience this type of weight loss. And because her body will be attempting to get back to its pre-diet weight, shell experience more intense cravings for the foods she knows she shouldnt be eating, reducing her willpower to resist high-calorie temptations.

While this biologic response may have served us well in our hunter-gatherer days when food was scarce, it puts the overweight and obese crowd at a huge disadvantage when trying to sustain weight loss.

This is a major reason why typical diets that promise extreme weight loss dont work in the long-run and cause most people to regain the weight they initially lost, usually within months.

Nearly all popular diet and weight loss programs appeal to the quick fix solutions the majority of people are looking for. Problem is, this type of approach triggers hormonal changes that set up a rebound reaction.

How do you combat this? By making small, gradual changes that allow your body the time it needs to adjust. More on that to come.

Obesity is a disease thats usually driven by deep emotional and stressful triggers.

Some of the common among these are:

Granted, there are a whole host of other issues that may be at play here. For example, thyroid conditions are one of the biggest reasons why people gain weight or have trouble losing weight. They affect as many as 1 in 5 adults over 40 and are much more prevalent among women.

So now that weve covered some of the basic reasons why you gain weight, the question is, how do you lose weight?

The National Weight Control Registry tracks over 10,000 people who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for long periods of time. 80 percent of people in the registry are women and 20 percent are men. The average woman is 45 years of age and currently weighs 145 pounds, while the average man is 49 years old and weighs 190 pounds. Registry members have lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for an average of 5.5 years. The amount of weight lost ranges from 30 to 300 lbs.

Want to guess their secrets? Here they are:

So all you have to do to lose weight and keep it off is exercise about an hour or more each day, get on a scale daily, eat breakfast regularly, watch less than half as much TV as everyone else, eat the same foods in the same patterns consistently each day, and eat less than most people.

No problem, right?

As daunting as this may seem, dont give up on me just yet. Read these first

I love reading stories about people who have been successful losing large amounts of weight. It makes me feel good when people experience all the perks of living a healthy lifestyle.

While checking out The National Weight Control Registrys website, I noticed that they profile several success stories. Ill summarize a few of them so you can understand the Clifs Notes version of how these people lost weight and kept it off.

Pat Holmes

Fran Farrel

Raul Robles

Lynn Kata

Pamela Holmes

It just so happened my wifes Half Their Size issue of People Magazine arrived while I was writing this article. Somewhere in between the latest Justin Bieber gossip and photos of celebrities doing things just like us!, there were some great stories about celebrities who lost weight and kept it off.

Heres a summary of what they did to lose weight:

Even though these celebs have access to the best trainers, nutritionists, etc., many of them still struggle with the same issues we do, which is strangely comforting.

It often takes an aha moment to prompt you to action:

My advice: dont wait for something bad to happen.

Start now.

Every single weight loss success story shares one common thread: taking the all-important first step.

It sounds obvious and simple. Yet youd be amazed at how many people dont do it. How many times have you told yourself, I need to/have to/really should start exercising and eating better?

And then you do nothing.

You have to make a commitment to start, and that commitment should be small when you first start out even miniscule.

Here are some ideas:

Make it as easy as possible to get started. Then repeat the behavior every day. Thats how you form a habit. And creating healthy habits is how you will join the 20 percent minority of people who lose weight and keep it off.

Pat Holmes, one of the weight loss success stories from the NWCR website, said this:

I do not feel deprived or like I am on a diet. Instead I love my new way of life!

That should be your goal here.

Not lose 50 pounds.

Not get skinny.

This:

[Tweet All people who lose a lot of weight and keep it off embrace being healthy as a new lifestyle.]

When you do this, your entire perspective changes and so do your odds of long-term success.

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Jan 22nd, 2019 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

You've probably seen a few episodes of the ABC's reality hit show "extreme weight loss", where Chris Powell helps overweight and obese people lose half their body weight and completely transform their bodies and health.

It's quite inspiring and motivating to see the individuals take on such an extreme weight loss challenge and succeed.

While you may not have to lose that much weight, you can still learn a lot from these individuals and their success.

Losing weight is an everyday challenge that you have to take on.

It also requires a fair share of sacrifices like picking healthier snacks over unhealthy ones, exercising daily, and even giving up sweets you love.

At the end of the day, it's the repeated strategic efforts that lead you to big weight loss results.

And that's not always an easy task.

Especially without having a top trainer like Chris by our side, giving daily tips on what to do to achieve an extreme weight loss.

But not to worry.

We've got you covered.

We broke down those extreme weight loss success cases and boiled down to five success factors that ultimately lead to a massive result.

All you have to do is to follow each one of them diligently.

Here are 5 extreme weight loss tips to help get to your goal weight.

A healthy and balanced meal should include items from a protein, carbohydrate, and fat source.

Constructing your meals in this way will help your body get the proper nutrients it needs to function and for your metabolism work at its optimal level.

What's also equally important is its macronutrient distribution.

What's accepted and recommended is below:

Here, I listed acceptable, weight loss friendly foods per food group.

Healthy carbs include everything from whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, and oats to leafy greens like kales, collard greens, lettuces, carrots.

Legumes like beans, lentils, peas, soybeans, and peanuts are also good sources of carbohydrates.

Fruits are also a good source of carbohydrates. Apples, mangos, avocado, and bananas are all good options for you while on a diet.

While low-calorie diets continue to remain popular, remember that carbohydrates are your bodys preferred source of energy and needed for body's normal functioning.

If you want to lose weight, an adequate intake of protein is essential.

According to studies, you can boost your metabolism by up to 100 calories a day by eating protein (1, 2).

Here is another protein's diet benefit.

A diet rich in protein can lessen cravings for late-night snacking by 50% and obsessive thoughts on food by 60%. Because it also brings satiety, it can automatically cut your daily calorie intake by 441 calories (3, 4).

These are astonishing findings!

But not all proteins are equal. Highest quality protein sources are fish, lean meat like chicken and turkey, and eggs.

Beans and spirulina also provide excellent plant-based proteins.

Fats are not a diet villain like you are lead to believe.

In fact, unsaturated fats and mono-saturated fats like the ones found in olives and avocados are considered healthy fats and can even help your weight loss in a major way.

Also, omega 3 fats like the ones found in fish, spirulina, and avocados are your friend when you're trying to lose weight and slim down.

These healthy fats help curb hunger, increase satiety, fuel your body longer and provide you with essential energy.

That's not all.

They are also good for your brain and heart health.

You can also add them to your cooking using these healthy cooking oils below:

To sum up, a diet based on whole and unprocessed foods such as lean meats and vegetables contain all the essential nutrients vitamins, and minerals you need to lose weight and remain healthy.

All form of exercises will help you burn calories and lose weight. But you can burn far more calories doing cardio exercisesthan weight training, contrary to the popular belief.

For instance, you can burn about 250 calories jogging at a moderate intensity for 30 minutes if you weigh around 160 lbs (5).

With a same 30-minute session doing weight training, you'll only burn around 130-220 calories.

If you were to pick up your cardio intensity, you get to burn even more calories. For example, you can burn up to 370 calories running at 6 miles per hour for 30 minutes.

For the sole purpose of burning calories, cardio is your sure bet, allowing you to burn more calories in a session than a single strength training session.

Though cardio is better suited for calorie burning than strength training, weight training still holds part of the key to a successful weight loss.

That's because weight training prevents metabolism from slowing down, which hinders many people from losing weight.

It does that by building muscles. Weight training helps you build lean muscles which increase your overall fat and calorie burn in and out of the gym.

Simply put, it works to elevate your resting metabolism.

One study shows weight training increases one's resting metabolism by as many as 9% in men and 4% in women. In calories, that's about 140 calories for men and 50 extra calories for women per day (6).

2-3 days a week of weight training a week is what's recommended for healthy adults (7).

For the maximum results, do exercises that target large muscle groups. Doing that will ensure maximum calorie expenditure.

Not sure what exercises to do with weights? Try this 20-Minute Dumbbell Workout.

A study done by the University of Milan'sDr. Luisella Vignafound that supplementing vitamin D led to weight loss in overweight and obese individuals deficient in vitamin D (8).

Another study also confirmed vitamin D deficiency is linked to obesity.

When vitamin D levels are low, it triggers the body to convert sugar into fat instead of burning it as fuel.

If this sounds like a weight loss disaster, well, it is.

Luckily, keeping an adequate level of vitamin D will prevent this and lead to easier weight loss.

And for healthy adults, that's at least 2,000 IUs of vitamin D according to Dr. Weil (9).

While you can get vitamin D from foods like eggs and fish, the amount found in them is not significant. Supplements offer an alternative that's convenient and adequate.

Another way to get this vital vitamin is to be under the sun.

Sun exposure remains one of the best ways to maintain adequate level. After all, there is much truth to the sunshine vitamin.

A recent article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association revealed that an excessive amount of stress not only triggers overeating but also releases a hormone called cortisol, known to increase the amount of fat stored in the abdominal area (10).

The link between stress and weight gain and belly fat is ever more clear.

While eliminating stress completely may not be realistic, you can employ simple stress reduction techniques such as meditation and yoga to lower your stress levels and make your weight loss endeavor easier.

Meditation can be as simple as sitting in a quiet place with your eyes closed. Breathe deeply and exhale slowly.

Do this for only 5 minutes per day, and you will begin to see a change in both your stress levels and your waistline.

5 simple tips for extreme weight loss. You can lose a lot of weight quickly by following the tips above.

These weight loss tips have been proven by many scientific studies for their effectiveness in helping people shed excess pounds very quickly.

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Aug 24th, 2018 | Filed under Extreme Weight Loss

For those who are morbidly obese, weight loss isnt about looking good in a swimsuit.

Those with a BMI over 30 are more concerned about quality of life and better health, which is why extreme weight loss plans have become increasingly popular.

Overview

Extreme weight loss plans typically prohibit certain food groups, limit calorie intake or involve an extreme amount of exercise to achieve impressive results.

These extreme diets are commonly used on televisions shows, such as Extreme Weight Loss Makeover and The Biggest Loser.

While the average diet yields a weight loss of 1 percent of body weight per week, extreme weight loss dieters sometimes see double-digit weight loss on the scale in a week or less.

Bottom Line: Extreme weight loss plans are not easy, but they offer impressive results in a short period.

Types

There are a variety of ways one can achieve extreme weight loss. Here are the most common diets, which are sometimes coupled with extreme workout programs.

Following low-carb diets or the Ketogenic diet can lead to extreme weight loss.

These plans are high in protein, but the goal is to avoid added sugars and other high-calorie sweeteners, along with refined carbs.

Atkins and South Beach are popular low-carb diets that, when combined with a great deal of exercise, offer extreme weight loss.

Without exercise, low-carb diets tend to yield increasingly limited results as the weeks pass.

Still, a 2003 study by Foster GD showed that low-carb dieters not only lost weight faster, but they also lost more weight than those on low-fat diets. [1]

The Ketogenic diet is also a low-carb diet, but it allows slightly more variety and additional carbs.

You must closely monitor blood sugar levels with this diet to see which foods you should avoid.

A very low-calorie diet typically allows between 500 and 800 calories per day.

These diets often rely on shakes and meal replacement bars. Some juice diets are also very low calorie, such as the diet promoted in the film Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.

The HCG Diet also encourages participants to follow a very low-calorie diet.

But, it also requires multiple injections per day. The injections reportedly make dieters less hungry.

Many doctors also promote a very low-calorie diet called Medifast.

Bariatric surgeons also promote very low-calorie diets since weight-loss surgery patients have a smaller stomach after the typical bariatric surgery.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting allows dieters to follow a fairly standard diet most days of the week.

However, once or twice a week, the dieter will fast for part or all of the day.

The meals skipped vary from person to person.

The object is to fast roughly 16 hours at a time.

Scientists say intermittent fasting could even extend your life. [2]

Bottom Line: There are a variety of ways to lose weight quickly. Choose a plan you can stick with longterm if you have a lot of weight to lose.

The science behind weight loss is fairly simple. One must consume fewer calories than they expend.

Whether you achieve this by reducing calories or exerting more energy makes little difference. Your ability to stick with a program will determine your success.

Bottom Line: Losing weight is simple science; however, losing weight is rarely easy. Find a diet you can live with for months.

Effectiveness

As mentioned above, any diet that reduces calories significantly will yield results.

Whats great about the quick weight loss is the rapid change in weight-related medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Science shows, however, that these diets arent any more effective than modest diets in the long run.

The benefit of extreme weight loss diets is the speed at which you can achieve your goal.

The Calorie Control National Consumer Survey of 2010 showed that 69 percent of Americans feel that they did not reach their desired weight because they did not exercise enough. [3]

Bottom Line: Extreme weight loss plans get results and can quickly improve health conditions brought on my poor diet.

Results

Although many studies have been released about weight loss patients and their inability to keep weight off, including a study by the University of Alberta professor Tim Caulfield, any diet offers permanent results if you consistently maintain the correct caloric intake and expenditure for the rest of your life. [4]

Those who do not want to remain on a diet that excludes certain foods can change their diet during maintenance.

For instance, low-carb diets and very low-calorie diets do not require you to exercise, although it is recommended.

Those in maintenance might want to add or increase their level of physical activity to move back to a balanced diet.

Bottom Line: If you want lasting results, you can never stop fighting the battle of the bulge.

Safety

You should never start an extreme weight loss plan without consulting your physician.

If you intend on returning to an extreme workout plan after many years, its a good idea to find a personal trainer to guide you.

These diets are not safe for everyone, but doctors will agree to extreme weight loss dieting if your BMI is greater than 30 and you are under proper medical supervision.

Regular blood work may be required, especially if you are currently taking prescription drugs.

These diets can quickly reverse weight-related conditions and require a change in your prescription medications.

Side Effects

People on very low-calorie diets and low-carb diets often struggle with fatigue, hair loss, constipation and diarrhea.

Gallstones are a serious side effect experienced by many on an extreme weight loss diets.

The reduction of calories causes the body to use body fat for fuel.

In response, the liver creates more cholesterol, which leads to gallstones.

Gallstones can be very painful and even fatal if untreated.

However, the pain associated with gallstones typically prompts patients to seek medical attention before its too late.

Foods to Avoid

Sugar in any form is not recommended. Complex carbs are discouraged.

Cookies, cake, candies, soda and ice cream, are good examples of things to avoid on an extreme weight loss plan of any kind.

These items are high in sugar and low in nutritional value. Instead, try fruit if its allowed on your plan.

Bread, pasta, white potatoes and cereals are made of refined flours and sugar and should be avoided.

Alcoholic beverages act like pure sugar in the body. Drinking alcohol can also cause you to make poor food choices. [5]

Bottom Line: Whole foods are an idea for an extreme weight loss diet. Avoid foods made with refined ingredients, foods that contain a lot of ingredients, and foods with ingredients you cannot pronounce.

Food List

Most extreme weight loss plans allow a wide variety of foods.

But, most dieters must get a little creative when it comes to replacing complex carbohydrates.

Fill up on vegetables, not including root vegetables, like potatoes and carrots.

Peas also have a high number of carbs and should be eaten in moderation.

Vegetables can be spiralized to replace traditional pasta.

Some vegetables, like cauliflower, are riced or mashed to substitute make everything from faux mashed potatoes to pizza crusts.

Fruit is allowed but typically limited on an extreme weight loss plan.

This is because natural sugars can raise your blood sugar just like refined sugar. However, fresh fruit has benefits, like fiber.

Red berries offer the most health benefits since they are higher in antioxidants.

Avoid bananas, which are higher in carbs than other fruits.

Fish, chicken, turkey and extra lean beef are ideal for extreme weight loss.

Eggs are also encouraged, although egg whites are preferred over whole eggs due to fat and cholesterol found in the yolks.

Almost any herb or spice is allowed on an extreme weight loss diet, so feel free to experiment with these rather than relying on sauces or cheese.

Extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, nuts, olive and avocados are considered good fats.

Certain diets may restrict the amount you eat, but these fats are preferred over vegetable oil, butter or margarine.

Almond butter is healthier than peanut butter. Look for a brand without added sugar.

Bottom Line: All extreme weight loss plans restrict carbs. Caloric intake is also important.

Meal Plan

An extreme weight loss meal plan includes a wide variety of foods.

Here are a few meal ideas to get you started.

If youre following a very low-calorie diet with commercially-made meal replacements or intermittent fasting, you will only choose one or two of these meal ideas per day.

Bottom Line: Choose simple meals that can be put together quickly and packed easily for meals outside the home. Always carry snacks in case you get hungry between meals.

Your activity level will depend greatly on your body size, age and general health when it comes to extreme weight loss.

It is wise to consult a fitness trainer, who can tailor a program to work around any issues you may have.

For instance, if you have bad knees, a trainer can replace a floor activity with another activity that works the same muscle category.

A trainer will also push you to your limit without going overboard.

Even if you plan on a walking workout, you should consult a physician or trainer before doing endurance walks.

Endurance walks are long distance walks.

Bottom Line: Its important to know street safety and the signs of dehydration before walking long distances or doing any extreme weight loss workout outdoors.

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There are few places Tiffany Humpert would rather be than right here: leading an exercise class, her ability and energy boundless.

"If you need a modification, let me know," Humpert called out as she began leading a trampoline exercise class. "You're going to go high. Good!"

It's a place she couldn't have dreamed for herself just a short time ago.

You may recognize Tiffany from ABC's "Extreme Weight Loss." Back in 2014, the mom from Wichita Falls decided she'd had enough and auditioned for the show.

"I had lost everything. I lost my husband, my stepson, then I lost my job," she said. "I realized I had lost everything except weight."

"At my heaviest recorded weight, I was 360 pounds," she said.

She joined the show at 296 pounds. And over the course of a year, through hard work, eating right and exercise, she was able to shed half of it, down to 147 pounds.

"Up until that point, that year was the hardest I'd been through, yes," she said.

"Never could've seen it coming?" we asked.

"Never," Tiffany said.

The massive weight loss didn't just reveal how strong Tiffany was. It also revealed something sinister hiding under her skin.

"When you're large and you lose a bunch of weight, you usually lose breast tissue," she explained. "I decided to do a breast exam, and I pressed my hand barely touched on the side, and I felt a lump, and it was big."

At that moment, she didn't have health insurance for a mammogram. Someone mentioned to her that Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth provides free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women, so she called.

"She had this mass. She could feel it. She could see it," said nurse navigator Kendra Heath, who was the person who answered Tiffany's call.

"You're listening to her going, 'Oh my gosh, I don't want to die. I have a kid. I'm young, I'm about to get married,'" Heath recalled.

She arranged for a free mammogram, which confirmed Tiffany's fears: it was cancer.

"When you go in and you're told, 'you have cancer,' you're handed this mountain you don't know how to climb," Tiffany said. "It's like climbing in roller skates. And they hold your hand through it all."

The staff at Moncrief helped Tiffany plan and cope with every step, from chemo to her double mastectomy.

"The fight in her, from the weight loss, saying 'Oh, you're not going to get me today' also had her mentally prepared for the fight of her life," Heath said.

It had physically prepared her, too.

Dr. Keith Argenbright, the director at Moncrief, says body fat isn't just a risk for cancer. It's also a risk for not being able to survive it.

"The fact she lost weight before her cancer diagnosis does nothing but help her fight this cancer," he said.

"It did save her life," Heath said. "No question."

Tiffany says she never would've felt that lump had she remained obese. "Honestly I feel like the show set me up to be in an amazing place to fight cancer," she said.

Tiffany is now cancer-free, engaged to be married and teaching trampoline fitness. "I love it!" she told us in the middle of a class recently.

The ups and downs she incorporates into maintaining her health are not lost on her. "When you look back and see the mountain you just climbed, I'm like 'Whoa. How did I do that?'" she said.

A jagged journey that's left her stronger than when she started.

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Kelly Clarkson recently lost 37 pounds. (AP)

The Voice judge Kelly Clarkson, who recently dropped 37 pounds, says exercising didnt contribute to her weight loss.

Instead, the 36-year-old star who has battled with her weight due to a thyroid condition, according to People said it was a book that turned her life around.

I literally read this book, and I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, and now all my levels are back up. Im not on medicine anymore because of this book, Clarksonrecently told Extra.

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The singer is referring to The Plant Paradox by Steven R. Gundry, according to Extra.

Its basically about how we cook our food, non-GMO, no pesticides, eating really organic, she added.

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Clarkson said her exercise routine hasn't changed.

Im not working out! I think people think Im working out and Im like, Dont think Im going to come play some sport! she told Extra.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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