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.

There were also an incredibly long list of old comments from the previous location of this page - they are now at http://diet.jaduncan.com/2006/04/how-i-lost-stone-in-week.html

1,622 comments:

  1. I have started this today. Any one else starting?x

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  2. i'm going to give this a try :|
    if it works i'll get back to you :)

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  3. Hi guys, Read all your fantastic comments and will start this diet tomorrow. I did it in 2007 and fied miserably on day 4. Determined to see it through this time. Need to loose 4 stone and wondering if there's anyone out there i can buddy with. Thanks.

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  4. Hi guys, just read your fantasic comments and i will be starting this diet tomorrow. I tried it in 2007, but failed miserably after day 4. Determined to see it through this time. Need to loose 3 stone and was wondering if there's anyone i can buddy with please for support. Thanks

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  5. THIS DIET SOUNDS VERY VERY SIMILAR TO THE SCARSDALE DIET!!!

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  6. Is anyone else currently doing this diet? I started on Sunday and am now on Day 4...........am struggling but my determination is sticking with it (for now!!) I had a sneaky weigh in yesterday and was pleased with the results - am not going to go near the scales now until Sunday AM x

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  7. I started this diet today. I really want to lose a stone in a week!

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  8. Hi Michelle how are you getting on with the diet how much weight have you lost????
    I'm starting again today cuz I messed up did lose 2 pounds after the first day do.

    I was wondering if you wanted to do it together i could do with a motivation buddy or a bit of healthy rivalry to make me stick to it!

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  9. My diet is over and I have to say, I stuck to it religiously and I lost 9lbs and 2oz which I am very pleased with. Its the kick start I need :)

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  10. Hi All, I'm starting this diet today. Had my breakfast and lunch. I really really hope it works. My main problem will be not eating anything else. I am 10st and have put on 1/2 stone since christmas. I'm bridesmaid in Sept so really want to lose the weight before the dress fittings. I'll let you know how I get on - please wish me luck to complete it successfully!!!

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  11. Day one has passed and I have already lost 2 pounds! absolutely delighted with the result and this has given me the motivation to carry on! I'm finding it really difficult not to snack in between meals but i'm having as much water as possible to try and curb this hunger.

    I'll let you know how day 2 goes

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  12. another pound off!! yay! bring on the scales tonight!

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  13. pound and a half off last night. That's 4 and a half pounds in total. On track to lose about 8 or nine pounds. Think i'm gona step it up a gear and do lots of exercise and see if that makes any difference. It's actually not been as bad as I first thought it would. getting past day three was a big mile stone. Looking forward to my eggs tonight. I'll be back on to relay my progress.

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  14. Hi all I am starting this diet today to see how it goes. Jo I need to lose over 3 stone too so I'll buddy with you if you like. I am 14 stone 4 at the moment and want to get to 11. Let me know how u get on!

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  15. Only just checked the dates of the previous comments and realised I am a couple of years behind! If anyone is doing this diet at the moment please let me know how you are getting on and I will do the same.

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  16. Well thats day one done and i've lost 2lb! Bring on day 2!

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  17. Another 2lb off - I'm happy with this even if I don't carry on losing so much!

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  18. I have now finished the diet and lost 11 pounds!! It was really difficult at the weekend seeing as the weather was so nice! absolutely delightd with the results. I'm going to do it again in a few weeks to lose a bit more.

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  19. i am starting this as of today, i tried it two days ago but failed on the night of day 2 when i went out with friends, hopefully staring on a Monday will make it easier to get through to day 5 before going out on the weekend, but i am not going to give up i will keep going till day 7 and let you know the result.

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  20. I lost another 2lb yesterday so that's 6lb in the first 3 days. I am not finding it difficult to stick to at all so hopefully will lose another few pounds before the week is out!

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  21. Well done BettyBoop thats great! I hope I do as well. Fingers crossed. x

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  22. Lost another 1 lb yesterday. Don't think I will lose a stone but I will be really pleased if I can lose 10lb. Got headache now though and feeling lethargic but I'm putting that down to the weather!

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  23. Hi everyone,
    Its day 1 of this diet,did it 2yrs ago and lost 8lbs,aid i wouldnt do it again but here i am! Will not weigh myself till next Thursday though.Good luck everyone!

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  24. Got through day one ok,didnt even really feel that hungry either,here goes day 2,does anyone else find thet they are on the toilet every 30 mins tho!

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  25. hey folks,

    I'm pondering this diet as a crash course simply as my training has hit a lull! I'm now ~16; am a stocky chap an usual weight is 14. I'm wondering on a few things; is it just water thats lost (i dont see many diuretic foods on the list) is the loss visible? or just on the scales? an what are the portions for "salad", steak etc

    thanks everyone!

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  26. Ok,im on day five and its surprsingly easier than when i did it last time,dont know why.I dont even feel that hungry!
    Anyone else doing this diet with me???

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  27. Day six today,and still feeling good,just hope i get the good weight loss when i weigh myself on Friday!

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  28. woz thinkin bout startin this diet for a week. its 3 weeks to my holidays!!!!! :-0 im jst afraid the weight will pile back on!!!??? would love some opinions. thanks!!!!

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  29. Well i completed this plan for 7 days and lost 9lbs which i was pretty pleased with.Good luck to all who try this plan.

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  30. I'm going to start this diet tomorrow. I put on about 2 stones in less than three months and I've tried everything to lose it in the last 6 months but nothing's worked....I'd lose a couple of pounds and end up putting the weight back on in a matter of just few days which was quite depressing aaah. I'm going on holiday on the 17th and really want to lose some weight before then. I've never really had a problem with weight before so I don't know how hard it'll be sticking to this diet but it doesn't seem so hard so hopefully I'll be fine. I think it's best I don't weigh myself for the next 7 days though...

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  31. This was the best diet ever. I finished day 7 yesterday and I lost 10lb. I was originally 9 and a half stone and felt really bloated. I have lost weight on my stomach and legs. Going on my holiday in 3 days and can't wait to put on my bikini. Just to let you's all know I did have a packet of crisps on day 2 and also swapped steak to chicken and it still worked. Drank plenty of grapefruit juice in between meals. Also walked 30 minutes on three of the days. good luck to everyone and keep at it.

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  32. just started this diet today, stocked up on tinned tomatoes, grapefruit and water. looking forward to it because it seems to be getting a very positive respone, i'll keep posted as it goes on

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  33. Starting tomorrow, and hoping to lose a bit of wait ready for the poolside this summer. Has anyone actually managed to keep the weight off? Wish me luck!

    Katie xox

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  34. Im starting this diet tomorrow, I have a month until I go away to south africa and really want to lose a stone before I leave. Fingers crossed!

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  35. hi sam here
    started this diet today and im starvin already its only 11.15am ! haha..im stickin with ,,i got 2 weeks to get 1 stone 3 lbs off,,is that possible??!!!
    ill keep updated daily ty

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  36. right, i have left it so so late to diet before my hols but better late than never i hope! i have 9 days of dietin till im in gorge cyrpus. startin it tomo, am about 14st 10lbs atm (give or take 1/2 lbs). Would love to be wearin a size 16 without bein bloated and be under 14st. Here goesss ..

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  37. Approved!

    Im a big fat fatty who eats too much. I followed this except had scrambled egg instead of boiled. I had Salmon steak for the fish course (which I hate) I lost 10.5lbs in seven days, found it quite easy to do and feel at least ten times better in myself for doing this.

    I will do it again in two weeks time and just eat more sensibly until then.

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  38. hi!

    i need to lose 2 stone or as near as in 3 weeks, have my brothers wedding coming up. i am starting this on saturday and am wondering if anyone has done this longer than a week n have you lost more weight?

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  39. Hi i am starting this diet on saturday and i really need to lose a stone by next sat! will exercise help if so how much? x

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  40. Hi everyone. It has been really encouraging to read all of your bloggs for advice.
    I am on day five of the diet and so far so good. I haven't struggled too much but then I have had the luxury of time off. I can't imagine trying to complete this while at work - especially with the low energy levels.
    I started with only seven days to go till my holiday. Previously, I had lost a stone, doing dance classes and cutting out the rubbish. This was great but still left me at 13.13 stones and despite being 5ft 8, this was pushing it! I weighed myself on Tuesday, after only two days and was 13.11 so hopefully by Monday, I'll see some serious results. My clothes and jeans definately feel bettr if nothing else.
    I have been exercising on most days for at least two hours although I admit I have slacked off the past two days. I also enjoyed quite a few cheeky vodka and slimeline tonics on Tuesday night to be followed up with several more tonight, fingers crossed I don't ruin it all but have drunk previously on other low-carb diets and have still seen results. Good luck dieters, I'll let you know how I get on.

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  41. I started this diet today lol

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  42. done 1 day lost 3 pounds!

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  43. started this today - can anyone tell me if you can have chewing gum?

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  44. For the record, I'd imagine chewing gum would be fine, as it has negligible calories (5 cals a blob for sugar free, apparently). 1-2 pieces a day seems fine. This was brought to you via the magic of the Quasi-Scientificish Wild Guess.

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  45. right i know i said i'd start it but i haven't n will do on thurs, hectic wedding planning!!! wish me luck!! x x x

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  46. ok - on day 2 and the time is 4.15p.m. and to be honest I could eat a Shire Horse ! I really wanna do this but have looked at what is in store for me for the next few days - Fruit, Fruit, Fruit and Fruit oh and a couple of eggs !! Whooppee lucky me - would prefer to have a curry and a rolling rock !! BUT I WON'T - does the starving feeling pass - please say YES !!

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  47. @16:14. Drink water. It makes it a bit easier.

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  48. Hi this looks amazing i know its a quick fix but thats exactly what i need.I'm currently 11st 6lbs which is the most i have ever weighed, im normally around 10st 4lbs. I have 9 days to lose my target of at least half a stone and if i should lose more even better. wish me look

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  49. hey started today- decided to go with this diet as it appears to have worked v well for others and the results seem to be positive. I must say I'm starving on it!! but hopefully it gets better its prob cos I'm on a "diet" I cant stop thinking about food i'm 10 stone would be happy to just get rid of bloating and feel better in myself.. let ye know how I go.. determined to stick to it!

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  50. Hey starting this diet today, done it a month ago and lost nearly a stone got so many compliments and got back into a size 10 jeans fitting me normal couldn't even get my really nice jeans past my knees a few months ago and after doing this for one week they were loose on me ! :) I'm gonna start it again today and try so hard to stick to it, if you just tell yourself its just for one day and if you get through that just tell yourself again its just for one more day. It's so worth it in the end and its only for one week. I'm starting off this time at 10 stone 5 and a half pounds, gained a few pounds by eating so much shit, but i am going to update this every day to try and motivate myself :) lets hope it works ha x

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  51. Hey Michelle, I just wanted to say good luck, and I'm personally hoping your jeans end up unwearably slack. :)

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  52. Hey I started this Friday and on day 3 today so far so good drinking loads of water to keep the hunger pangs at bay! I havent checked the scales yet gonna wait til near the end but i have to say i feel slimmer and my abdomen is definately flatter.. due to lack of food. I think tomorrow is gonna be hard tho as having steak , chicken and lamb over the weekend kept me going.. i'm determined to keep going. Well done Michelle and I'll log on every day too and we can see how we go!!

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  53. ps that was me as anonymous on the 6th.. just figured i should put my name to comments easier to track Karen x

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  54. hi! im finally starting this diet today, 2 weeks to the wedding, so lets see. went shopping yesterday n got lotsa water! well done karen n michelle. im gonna stick to it. gonna go jogging tonight. hopefullt it'll help.

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  55. i did cheat a bit this morning and had one of the eggs due for today with my breakfast i dont know if that will effect overall but was starving and the plain toast just wouldnt cut it! I will have just one egg with my tea.. i do realise that i have tampered a bit but i hope it wont affect me overall results any thoughts?

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  56. slipped by the wayside yesterday and had 2 glasses of white wine!! not good!! so mad at myself cos was doing well. i stuck to diet otherwise but obviously that wont do!! for what its worth i'm repeating day 5 today fish 4 tea minus the white wine!! and will continue on to do Day 6 & 7. i'm not going to be too hard on myself. i will try again week after next. any way still feel good even if i'd lost 5-7 pounds be happy!! its a difficult enough diet.. really miss carbohydrates... fish ready gotta go yum!!

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  57. Started this today. Currently weigh 171 pounds. Will let you all know how I get on. I will be playing football twice a week and swimming twice a week on top. Wish me luck!!!

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  58. Hello, hope you are all well and enjoying the diet :-/ I would not say i am overweight i weigh 8 stone 8 pounds and i am 5ft 5 but i really want to get back to weighing 8 stone again as my clothes are feeling a little snug with the extra weight i have put on! I am going to try this diet out as of tomorrow as i do have tbe willpower to stick to diets, 2 years ago i weighed 12 stone. I just hope that it works for me though...will keep you all posted! x

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  59. hi fellow dieters lol. i have been on weight watchers for nearly a month now and was doing so well up untill last week when i slipped and ate a whole cheesecake :/ after the cheesecake incident i kind of gave up and have pigged out all week now. so i have started this diet today and will do it for a week jut to see. so far so good. no hunger pangs lol. i have tried the cabbage soup diet in the past and results were quite good but i cant stomache cabbage any more! plus this diet looks alot more bareable.
    So, good luck everyone and good luck to me too! i will keep you all posted on how i get on xx

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  60. Hello, i'm at the end of the first day and absolutely starving. Not surprised tho as my body is used to constant snacking...i'm sure it will get easier. Starting weight 10.12st lets hope this reduces dramactically :)

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  61. well, me again lol. i started yesterday but pigged out last night (lack of willpower hmmm) but have completed today an done half an hour of cardio to top it off and make up for last night :/
    i feel ok, could eat now but i am sticking it out and getting to my goal!keep u posted xx

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  62. This looks really interesting! I'm definitely going to try this.

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  63. hey! i have completed day 3 and not cheated once. i have been very tempted indeed though and its usually the night i find it hardest :-( i weighed myself this morning and have lost 5 pounds in the two days so prob lost more now after day 3!! am so happy with this diet and will deffo do it again in a few weks :-) will keep posting xx

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  64. Ok, I'm starting today. I've got my toast and tomato infront of me right now! Hopefully will go well, I will try and keep posted. :)

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  65. This sounds good... few problems tho.. crnt stand grapefruit, tomato, fish or salad... ermm... but for a stone... im sure i cud manage it..

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  66. Started today, so far so good and have also done an hour in the gym. Looking forward to my eggs tonight!

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  67. can i use grapefruit tea? please get back to me asap

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  68. Started this morning - tomatoes and toast done - had lots of fruit for lunch and looking forward to my eggs... is graprefruit tea as good as grapefruit in this diet? kind of need to know before tonight... thanks guys

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  69. hi started today all meals done hate graprefruit but better as a drink with ice to water it down. see how i do tonight think will have a early night, but know big bro is on. lol

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  70. End of day two and still being good....roll on sunday

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  71. I very much doubt the tea has enough of the chemicals. Think about the amount of mushroom consumed in mushroom tea: consuming a grapefruit's worth of chemicals in tea is virtually impossible.

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  72. ok thanks for that have since bought grapefruit juice - unsweetened not from concentrate. and whole pink grapefruits

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  73. Made it to day four and the end is in sight now! Has been a challenge and just hope I get the results on Sunday :)

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  74. Hi All,

    Just started this diet yesterday. I have just had my dinner and hoping that the scales have atleast shifted. I do 30-60mins on the mini-stepper daily or take long walks. I weigh 12st8lbs right this moment tbut hpoing to see at least 2llb deficit over night. I want to go down 9 to 10stones. I hope this works for me...It would be amazing to loose a stone!! Good luck will let you know how it all goes down!

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  75. Day 3 now..Just weighed in...I,ve gone from 12st8lb to 12st6lb, this is a good thing but I thought it would be abit more as iI have stuck to the diet religiously.

    EVEryone seems to spot a difference so I can't wait to see the end of this.

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  76. I think im going to try out this diet, I really want to lose a stone by end of september, as im goin on holiday with two of my friends, i currently weigh 10 stone 6, i want to weight 9 stone 6. My friend is 9.6 and she is the same gheight as me and looks great, i also go gym every so often it was everyday at first but i have to admit i have not been for about 2 weeks, tut tut, i really want to tone up some areas on my body! i.e bum tum and top of legs, I have not got much motivation and allways tempted to snack on a bit of choccy or biscuit, its what i crave after every meal i have, somthing sweet! Not good. Im starting to use my adios pills again, because there to be takin as part of a calorie controlled diet, im goin to stop my self from eating sweets and chocolate and naughty things! i eat a lot of fruit as it is so that should not be too much trouble. I allways think its better if you have got a diet buddy aswell, maybe one of your friends that want to lose weight, you could keep track of each others weight, that way it gives you a bit of competition and motavation!
    I find that when im dieting the only thing i think about is food!! its horribel, then i start getting more hungry even if i have just eaten somthing. so wish me luck! i cant really start it today because i have allready had other foods, not really bad things, weight watchers meal, soup and toast and errrrm a biscuit ok maybe two. and loads of green tea.
    Goodluck everyone. Thanks. K

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  77. i am on day 3 and there is no significant shift in my weight..people seem to have lost 4lbs by this day but it doesn't seem to be shifting for me..WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?????

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  78. hi i am about to use your dietbut 1 question can u drink grapefruit juice everyday or just when it says on the plan??

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  79. Every day, it's an allowed drink. For people's reference, I am on the last day of this at the moment and lost 6.3kg/13.88lbs. I did do a bit of running etc. this time though.

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  80. hi just starting to day, is there any restrictions in the salad or fruit that your allowed to eat?

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  81. Hello, it was our 1st day yesterday - the hardest time was the fruit for lunch bit as it didn't seem to fill! On a normal 'work' day that would be fine but hard on a Bank Holiday, walking round a fairground with all those lovely smells! Really hope this works for me as jeans are sooo tight. Hubby has no shirts left that aren't 'snug' so we're doing it together - he loses really easily so I'd best get on that treadmill sharpish to be in with a shout at beating him! Will try and keep y'all updated. Good luck.

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  82. Hi all - well today was day 4 and on waking up this morning I couldn't help jumping on to the scales..... Remember was about to start day 4 ... I'v lost 8lbs!!!! So amazing and so encouraging as i never manage to lose weight. I've been so busy back at work that I've not had time to be hungry. I was really sceptical about this but hey!! it's fab!!! I can't wait to see final result. Crack on. x

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  83. I just wanted to ask am I allowed to drink Apple cider vinegar with water?

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  84. Hello, started the diet today and the whole day zent really well but the evening is so hard, any tips on how to deal with that please?!
    I ate some popcorn to fill up this void of not being able to eat food - just corn seeds popped in the microwave (no butter, sugar or salt)

    Can I drink the grapefruit juice as much as i want and can I eat fruit throughout the day or just on the selected time indicated in the plan?
    Thanks for the feedback and good luck to my fellow dieters.

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  85. I'm starting this today but with a slight twist... Over the last month I've been fasting intermittently, i.e. eating one meal a day. I managed to loose a stone, but I felt like it took too long.

    So my plan is to carry on with the intermittent fasting, but my meals will be a days worth of food from the list above.

    After doing intermittent fasting for a month, hunger doesn't affect me any more, I'm just worried about the tiny amount of food I'll be having....

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  86. Hi all
    well this is day 2 for me, feeling quite good but desperetly need to lose a stone by next week.
    my brother is getting married on the 25th sept and ive got my bridesmaid dress fitting next week, aaghhhh so hoping this will help!
    goodluck everyone

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  87. Im one my first day of this diet and i want to lose 1 stone as fast as i can coz im sick of being fat :(.

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  88. me and my sister both really want to loose weight, we are starting this diet tomorrow. I'l keep you updated if this works for us both. I'v tried other diets & none have worked :( fingers crossed this will!

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  89. Hi All,

    this is day 5 and people are noticing my changes as of day 3!!!

    I can see the changes too - around my waist and stomach - the shapes are coming back and clothes are falling nicely again without making me look pregnant!!!

    I am so happy with this diet - I am going to make small amendements to it so that I can continue to use it for the next few weeks -but add some more vegetables to it for vitamine intake issues - other than that it is so easy to follow - the hunger struggle really goes away after the first day.

    Stay strong all!

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  90. This is for anyone who HATES the bitterness of grapefruit juice but doesn't want to add any sugar.

    It sounds weird, but to make grapefruit juice drinkable, all you need to do is add a bit of salt to it (not TOO much though). The salt takes away the bite and leaves a nice fruity taste.

    ++ If you do it right it wont taste salty either.

    +++ This is exactly why they give you salt and lemon when you take a shot of tequila.

    ++++ A great way to eat a grapefruit is to cut it into eight segments and then bite the fruit out. This makes it easier not to bite into the nasty bitter white stuff.

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  91. Hey all just started today!! day 1 nearly done.. not doing so bad so far will post daily!! bought pink/ruby grapefruit much sweeter than the regular ones. really hope i can get through the weeks. good luck to everyone on this diet

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  92. hi all, am definaily startin this diet today. have been thinking about it, how am going to start, as i realy have truble conrolin my sweet tooth. i Actually lost over a stone in ten dayz in july by just eating protein. an now bored of it and would like a change am hoping to do this 4 a week afer dat , will go back to eatin more protein and less carbs. i dnt mind grapfruit, but wantin to knw if we r mean to eat one tined tomatoes with the toast. am just about to have my toast, and off to d gym. oh dear lord help ur children. will keep u updated. good luck all.xxxxxxxxx carol.

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  93. Day 2 down going well sipping on water & grapefruit juice.I have to say love the grapefriut juice! Carol reckoned you could have had a bit more tomatoes than one this morn. I fill up on plenty fruit/ salads when allowed in the plan. Steak tonight was yum! keep ya posted xxx

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  94. whats boiled eggs how do u eat them?

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  95. does this diet work any1, thinking of trying it, whats a boiled egg?

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  96. going to start this diet tomoro. have no faith in myself what-so-ever but hopefully i can prove myself wrong for once! really hope it works, looking forward to my toast and tomatoe.

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  97. Hi All,

    I'm new to this so bear with me!! I weigh around 8.5st and want to lose 12lb Ive recently put on weight and my clothes are starting to feel tight and ill fitting, will this diet work for me?

    Any one weigh around the same that has lost weight?

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  98. Ok im on my second day, my boyfriend says he sees a difference allready i dont but hoipefully by end of it i will. im still gettin mager cravings for chocolate but really proud of my self becasue i went to the cupboard were it was looked at it and said no! i have never ever been strong enough to lose weight but i really want to this time, expecially with a holiday comin up at end of month, pressure is on. hopefully by tomorrow it will get much easier. Few questions tho.
    * i have been drinkin water, can i drink grapefruit juice all the time aswell?? or just when it says on the diet plan??
    * how big a portion for the chicken and stake and salads aswell?
    * if i dont have any steak can i substitute it for chicken??
    * when would you say is the latest time to have dinner?
    Hope some one can answer these for me. and let me know how there gettin on. :)
    Thanks Kat xxx

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  99. This is my 5th day and so far i have managed to lose 6 pounds :))), so im basically on 10 stone now. yayyyy but it dnt stop there cos i have not finished yet. i hope it carrys on droppin off me. X

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  100. hi me & my aunti started diet today & hope we can keep this up im so determind to try as iv done so many diets & hard to keep weight down, espcialy my baby fat which still have after 2.5 years lol will let t all know how it goes...ps good on all of u who suceeded...x

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  101. oooooooo really want to try this starting tomorrow fingers crossed ill keep you posted.......

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  102. hi day 3 and haven't been too bad so far managed to lose 7lb already this is great wife and daughter going to do it in two weeks when i start again

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  103. does anyone know if it matters how big the chicken,steak etc is?

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  104. I have started this today I currently weigh 9st 13lb and hope to lose a stone by next friday as I have my friends wedding! Wish me luck as this sounds too good to be true!

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  105. i done this diet couple months ago, lasted 4 days and had to eat some proper food before i collapsed, it is important you drink plenty fluids and eat exactly what it says otherwise you can make yourself ill, managed to lose 7lbs in that short time however it is hard to keep off and the weight crept back on within a week of eating normally again.

    you can eat as much chicken and steak as you want- within reason obviously- on the days stated and you may want to stretch out the fruit you eat for lunch so you are not as hungry between your meals.

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  106. Hello everyone,

    I started this diet today and to be honest I'm really surprised at how easy it is (but that may just be because I'm muslim and I've fasted before)XP Got day 1 over with and did an hour and ten minutes of exercise today which I'm really happy about!! I find that exercise not only makes you feel better but also fills the time between lunch and dinner:)I wish anyone else doing it too lots of luck and just power through- it will (hopefully) all be worth it at the end:)
    Love,
    A

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  107. Hi all, just thought I'd update to share the motivation and keep you all on track! Its day 4 for me and i've just weighed myself and am now 9st, thats 13lb in 4 days! Keep going all, it really does work

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  108. Hi everyone!
    Just thought i'd log into this blog and keep things updated ...
    i started this diet today and am half way through day 1. I weighed myself before i started this and my weight is 13st 3lb. I am desperate to lose some weight and have tried allsorts of different diets, even fasting throughout ramadhan didnt help infact i put on weight! I was so inspired by everyones updates and advice and wish everyone the same success that i am looking to achieve.
    I do have one question which is probably common sense but what is the portion size allowed for the meat and chicken?
    Good luck to everyone!
    will keep you posted
    Asma xxxx

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  109. Hi all.

    I finished this diet yesterday. I'm 23, male and 6ft 2in. I went from 14st 11.5lbs to 14st 3lbs. So I lost 8 and a half pounds. As well as 1 inch off my waist. So I'm pretty pleased with the results of this.

    The most important thing to do now is to NOT go back to eating 'normally' like lots of people seem to do. They actually seem surprised that the weight 'creeps back on'!! It's about making small changes to your eating habits. For example, I used to have a sandwich, a packet of crisps and a kit kat for lunch most days. But now I am going to have either fruit or grilled chicken and salad. I know I like it now!

    I will do this diet again but I will make small amendments. I can't have the salad with no dressing. I find it boring and tasteless. So I will have to use some sort of light french dressing. I also can't eat boiled eggs on their own. It almost made me sick! lol! I'll also have to give the meat a bit of flavor with a spice or marinade. I think just making small amendments is fine. It supposedly a chemical diet but with the tiny amount of calories your taking in each day you'll definitely lose weight. A small teaspoon of dressing isn't going to change much.

    Good luck to everyone else doing this. And thanks to James for posting it in the first place! Look how many people his post had affected!

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  110. Hi there,
    Its inspiring to hear so many postitive stories! Well done each of you.
    Ok after months of being depressed about my size and trying everything from diet pills, to shake diets to the cabbage soup diet. I am going to embark on this on, lots of grapefruit to get through!
    Buy this time next week, I hope to be telling you I am 10st 6 - what a dream that would be and to get into some lovely jeans with a bow on the bottom!
    Good luck all of you guys,
    D.

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  111. Hi all, my friend and myself are starting this diet on Monday, why then you may ask? well I personally have got to much food to eat this weekend,have got previous planned nights out.
    So will be determined to start next week.
    My friend has tried this diet before and found it successful, she has just had her 3rd baby and has unfortunately put back on some of her baby weight, I myself have had 3 children but cant manage to keep weight off my tummy or bottom, so having read alot of these reviews I was very much encouraged to give it a go. T.XX

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  112. Hi,
    Does anyone know if you can grill the grapefruit?

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  113. started today, and things seem ok so far, going to stick to the plan exactly, despite hating grapefruit, but needs must :), will keep posted about the weight change, im really excited.

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  114. Hi all!
    i finished the diet on sunday and yes there was a little weight loss but only 4lbs ... at first i was very disappointed, but now i have come to accept the fact and had a two da break. i have restarted the diet today as i have a wedding coming up in two weeks and am in desperate need to lose some more weight. Well i guess here i go again! Good luck to everyone doing the diet and remember keep going. i have decided to make changes to my lifestyle too ...
    i'll keep you posted xxxx
    Asma xxx

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  115. hi

    i have been readin the response of this diet for a couple of weeks and hav now decided to try it.

    im not a big meat lover so im just leavin the meat out does anyone know if this will hav an effect on the weight loss and if the diet will still work?

    please let me know xxxx

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  116. You know what?
    I'm gonna start this tomorrow and really give it a go. I actually like most of these foods anyway so it shouldn't be too difficult.
    I will report back with my results.
    Thanks

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  117. can you drink diet coke

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  118. I lost 8 and a half pounds first time around on this diet. That was two weeks ago. Since then I have put on 1 quarter of a pound. So nothing basically. I'm currently 2 days into my second round of this diet. I finish on Friday so will feed back some results then. Be interesting to see what happens second time round. The only changes I'm making are adding flavor this time. I can't bare the thought of the blandness of some of the meals. So the salad will have some light dressing, and the meat will have some light seasoning.

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  119. Iv started this diet today!!! Iv tried many diets and im hoping this one works for me. Iv spent a week knowing that im going to start this diet today which has made me excited and ready to try it. Iv told myself that i am DEFENTLY going to give myself 5 days on it and im not going to weigh myself till day 5!!
    Good luck to everyone on it!xx

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  120. hi everyone second time round for me today found it quite easy last time. my daughter is doing it this time aswell. lost a stone last time hope to lose the same again.

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  121. Umm, What bread do you have to eat? I know it sounds thick but white or brown? :/ Thannksxxx

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  122. i lost 2 stone in a week its great

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  123. what did you do extra to lose that much?

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  124. So, second week on the diet. I lost 8½ lb's the first time I did this, put nothing on, and have lost another 5½ this time round. Bringing my total loss to 1 stone. So I'm really happy. Have also lost 2 inches off my waist. This time round though I added flavor to the meat and salad. And I only had 2 eggs. And they were scrambled. Top diet!!

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  125. starting on thursday morning...eeek!!!

    hope to do as well as alt of you seem to have done

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  126. I am James' little sister and having seen the amazing effect it had on my brother I am curious enough to do the diet myself.

    My boyfriend and I are giving it a go this week and we will report back at the end. We're just a bit too chubby so we're not expecting huge weight loss, just a few pounds to kick start us into a healthier eating pattern.

    Well done everyone for doing so well :)

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  127. everytime i go on diets my boobs get smaller and smaller then when i start eating shit again, they dont grow. i have now gone down two bra sizes and cant go down anymore. all my fat goes straight to my thighs... any suggestions guys ?

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  128. Hi everyone! Really want to try this as I have a party to go to in 4 weeks and have to look hot to walk past that ex of mine with my head held high ha :) Anyone else on it at the moment and how are you getting on? Does it really work? Im 14 stone and would love to lose a stone and a half in the next four weeks...just need inspiration please!! x

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  129. I did this diet about two months ago, only did five days but I lost 10lbs. I'm starting again tomorrow, have ordered all my grapefruits and bottled water to make sure I drink plenty of fluids! The hardest thing I found was the headaches from caffeine withdrawal but I found this was easily solved with black tea (I can only drink coffee black with a mountain of sugar!).
    I also found I cannot stomach grapefruit juice so I'll be replacing day 6 breakfast with an actual grapefruit rather than juice!

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  130. Hi Dara

    I am on it at the moment - I am on day 4 and I have lost 5lbs, which is brilliant. I have tried EVERY DIET AND PILLS on the market, but this one is really effective. I am planning on doing 5 days on 2 off (obviously the weekends are for fun!) and will do start it again on Monday. I know they say do 1 week on and 2 off, but I am impatient!!!!!! Hope you are getting on well. Just remember to always have water with you and drink as much as you can as it really does fill you up. Also now by day 4 I am no where near as hungry as I was. Dee x

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  131. im on the second day of this diet,and just wondering if anyone has actally loss a stone in the week?x
    and im a vegetarian so im replacing the meat with fish and eggs, also the grapefruit with apple because i dont like grapefruit is this okay just wondering?xx

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  132. The first week I did this diet I lost 16lbs, I stuck to the diet 100%, no swapping foods around and no sustitutes. My friend also did it at the same time, she is a vegetarian, so ate no meat, she lost 8lbs. This is a chemical diet, for it to work and for you to lose a stone in one week you have to eat EXACTLY what it says!! If you don't eat the chicken, steak or lamb it wont work as well as your body is reacting to what you have eaten to burn off the fat. If you are a vegetarian, or don't like any of the foods on the chart, or have no will power, then this diet isn't for you! It has to be stuck to 100% to get the best results. I'm 1 day away from finishing my second week on it and have lost 12lbs so far. If you don't follow the diet exactly don't expect to lose a stone! However, you should lose some weight if you cheat and swap foods, after all your calorie intake for a day is being cut by quite a considerable amount. If you read what it says at the top it clearly states what you can and can't have. If it's not there you can't have it on this diet.

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  133. Just done this for 5 days and lost 6lb couldnt manage the weekend but will start phase 1 of the south beach diet which i think will be a good follow on.

    My advice is bulk up potions with lettuce to fill u up & drink lots of water.

    Good luck xx

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  134. I am starting this diet today! I am currently 9st 6lb and would like to get my weight back down to 8 st. I'm going to do some exercise along side the diet, but not too much considering how hungry I will be! I'm used to eating regularly, so this will be very difficult, hopefully drinking lots of water will help to make me feel full.
    Good luck to everybody who is on this diet! I will report back with my progress.
    Lisa xx

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  135. thank you a big help and wow thats amazing 16lbs in a week.
    is there any diets you recommented for vegetarians?

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  136. So, that's that.
    One week done!
    Me 8 stone 10 - 8 stone 5
    Karl 10 stone 8 - 10 stone.
    We both stuck to the diet to the letter although Karl had a lot less fruit for lunch than I did.

    My top tips are:
    1 - Remember it's only a week of your life.

    2 - Hot water with lots of lemon juice makes a nice comforting drink in the evenings.

    3 - A George Foreman grill makes cooking the meat and fish quick and easy and is a very healthy way of doing it.

    4 - Having a diet buddy REALLY helps.

    5 - Plan the first evening meal you're going to have after the diet, it gives you an extra goal.
    If you want to snack them distract yourself, go for a walk, go shopping, go on the internet, just waste time til your next meal.

    We're probably going to do it again as it was possible and we're happy with the results considering we weren't greatly overweight to begin with.

    Rosie and Karl

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  137. I am just about to start this diet for the second time. The first time, about 8 weeks ago I lost 8 lbs and since then have been exercising more so in total I have lost over a stone to date.I am hoping to lose at least 8 lbs or even more this time around.

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  138. I've just finished day 1. I had the dry toast with a grilled tomato for breakfast, I drank lots of water and grapefruit juice to try and keep myself full until lunch time. The grapefruit has a bitter after taste but if you drink it quickly it's not so bad!
    For lunch I had a chopped up apple, pear and orange and a glass of pure pineapple juice. And then for my dinner I've had the two boiled eggs, spinach, cucumber, chopped peppers and tomatoes. I'm still quite hungry but just looking forward to tomorrow when I can have chicken and steak!

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  139. Hi people. Just discovered this diet last night and started day 1 today. Found it a bit tough but overall not as bad as thought! I must admit, having started the diet without reading all comments, I feel I have already blundered by adding salt to my evening salad. Will the addition of salt slow down my weight loss?? I really need to know because I have 2 stone to lose in 6 weeks for a family holiday and fear my relatives will not recognise me for all the weight I've put on post baby. Good luck to all the dieters on here!!

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  140. Hey rahdiggy, I really wouldn't worry too much about a single sprinkling of salt. All it's really going to do is dehydrate you a bit. And good luck to you too, madam.

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  141. Hi
    I am on day 5 and have lost 5.5lbs so far, only have a stone to lose so am quite happy with this.

    does anyone have any suggestions of a diet plan to follow for the 2 "off" weeks ... I don't want to gain anything!!

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  142. It's the end of day 2 for me. I've just eaten my steak and salad which has filled me up, but I'm really craving a milky cup of tea and some chocolate buscuits! I hope I have the will power to stick it out for the rest of the week, it's getting difficult already!
    As for the two "off" weeks, this waitrose plan seems like a good option, http://www.waitrose.com/food/healthandnutrition/14dayplan.aspx
    It's 1500 calories a day, so it's not as extreme as this one, but still very healthy.

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  143. Thanks Lisa that's really helpful

    Stick with it. By the end of the week you won't really feel hungry and feeling skinnier just makes you want to stick to it :) I'm on day 6 now and feel much smaller!

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  144. Last night was really difficult, I very nearly gave up but I didn't! The evenings are by far the hardest time. Thanks that helps, Hopefully I'll be able to stick with it till the end!
    Lisa xx

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  145. hiyaa guys,im starting this diet tomorrow
    any tips?

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  146. A tip that I've been using is to eat meals as late as possible ie. breakfast at 10/11am lunch at 2/3pm and dinner towards 7ish (although I have had 2 of my evening meals so far waaaayyy after 7pm), thats the aim anyway.. Plus I take shots of grapefruit juice in btween meals whenever I'm hungry. Thank god for that grapefriut juice because I'm not much of a water drinker! So far I've finished Day 3 , bring on Day 4!

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  147. okay thanks big help!
    how are you finding it?are you exercising much?
    i was thinking of doing half an hour cardio every morning during the diet

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  148. I'm on my last day, I haven't found it very hard at all ... but I was pretty determined at the beginning of the week!! The only cheat I've done is a slice of toast yesterday (day 6) which I found the hardest day by far, but because it was so close to the end I didn't want to give up and that's what got me through I think! Will update with final weight loss tomorrow, fingers crossed.

    Tips - get support from your family & friends so they don't try and tempt you

    - it's only a week - you can do ANYTHING for a week

    - drink lots of water

    - hot water with lemon is a nice start to the day and you don't want breakfast too soon

    good luck :)

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  149. I had to give up this diet on day 4 as I almost fainted during a meeting today and I started hyperventilating. I don't think I was getting enough sleep and I was doing too much exercise for this kind of diet so it's best for me to stop.
    I have lost about 4lbs though so I'm happy with that. I've never dieted before and I'm not "overweight" as such, I just wanted to lose a stone that i've gained over the past year, so I think it was quite a shock to my system!
    Good luck to everyone on the diet though, it does work but if you feel ill at all I would recommend that you stop :)
    Lisa xx

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  150. Well done Lisa for your weight loss and sticking it out to day 4. Its a shame you felt unwell but I agree it's best to quit if its affecting your health.I'm also on the dreaded Day 4 and am finding it especially tough to stick this out and may have overdone the fruit bit for lunch in a desperate attempt to get to my eggs and salad for dinner without breaking the diet. The only thing pulling me through is is the fact that I am 7lbs lighter ( sooo happy with this). Keep motivated people, the weight will drop off!!

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  151. Finished! Went from 11st 8.5lbs to 10st 8lb. Am over the moon and back to my lightest ... now just have to keep it off!

    Good luck everyone, it really does work.

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  152. Well done thats a great result. I am going to start it tomorrow as I have already had breakfast. I went for a bridesmaid dress fitting and I have to lose half a stone in 2 weeks - i thought it was going to be impossible but now I've seen everybody's results I will definitely be trying this diet out for a week. I absolutely love food so I think this will be hard but knowing I have to do it will hopefully be enough to motivate me!

    Wish me luck!

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  153. Hello everyone, I started diet on Monday I weighed 10st 2lb. Today being Day 4 has been the HARDEST was so close to giving up but didn't. So far i weighed in this morning at 9st 13lb.I know am ment to be a happy but am disappointed because i've been so good and exercising for two hours everyday to find i've lost only 3 pounds..:-( how am gonna lose a stone by sunday??

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  154. hi, i started the diet on monday too. i weighed myself this morning and i have lost 9lbs. i weighed 10st 3lbs on monday morning so almost the same weight as you. the only exercise i have done is walking to and from work. what i have been eating is exactly what is says as peoples comments before have said you have to. have you stuck to it? the fruit for lunch i had was 1 banana and 1 apple. where it said salad i had 1 carrot grated mixed with 1 quarter of cucmber chopped up and 4 cherry tomatoes (i don't like lettuce). i also drank lots of water through the day. don't think you will lose a stone by sunday now though.

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  155. Im on day 3 and havent weighed myself but feel great - can feel the inches are coming off. Im walking/jogging every chance I get too! Having read some of the comments though I wonder if it has been a mistake to put sweetner in my black coffee and I am also drinking grapefruit juice throughout the day.. whereas some people say only with the fruit should you do this.... shall I cut out the grapefruit juice?? switch to water? Danni x

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  156. Hi Danni, good to hear you are feeling great! Im on day 6 and feeling great also. I havent weighed myself yet, I thought I would wait until the whole 7 days are up. I have definitely lost weight though, I can feel it and I'm sure my belly looks less flabby! If I haven't lost a stone and just a couple of pounds I will be happy because I feel so good. I have also found the diet quite easy. You are allowed grapefruit juice to drink through the day, black tea and coffee and lemon juice also. Drinking plenty of water is good for you to flush everything through you, so drink more water and less of the juice if you can. I'm not sure about the sweetener in your coffee, but maybe don't worry too much about it. You feel great and are doing well, so if it helps you get through the day stick with it. I will be back once I have finished the 7 days to let you know my total weight loss. Good luck and keep up the good work!

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  157. Hi everyone, those of you who have lost the stone or close to it, are you finding that you look a stone lighter or is the lost weight just on the scales? I have tried this diet many times but only ever reached day 3 and gave up! Determined to succeed in it next week though. Thanks

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  158. Hi Sarah, I'm on my final day (7)and have lost about 10lbs so far and yes, there is a difference in my body. One thing i will say is that it doesn't look drastic, just a bit slimmer overall. This may be because I was not a skinny minny and the weight loss wont look as marked as someone who was lighter and lost 10lbs. I started at 14 stone....I would recommend this though as it wasn't the worst 6 days of my life and is doable if I have managed 6 days ( I usually have next to zero willpower when it comes to food)!!

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  159. Thanks Katie - so hard to get support from my lot around here so knowing other people are in the same boat keeps me motivated! Well done to you too!! people who dont understand the diet think its too extreme and are very negative. I feel very "clean" eating this way and will definately stick to plain salad from now on, havent missed the dressing at all weirdly. The only thing I notice is reallly missing from this diet is calcium so on day 8 I will treat myself to a big glass of milk! My goal is to lose 20lbs so Im gonna do a week 2 of this as well. Lots of people say they lose the most in the last dew days so got that all to come - wahoo!! Fingers crossed - stay in touch!!

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  160. Hey everyone!! Just finished the week and lost about 8-10lbs. Does anyone find that their weight varied wildly throughout the day??? In the morning the scales registered almost 7lbs lighter than they have this evening (sad face). Disappointment has just led me to give into 2 funsize twirls and and eclair despite vowing to continue eating healthily.Grrrrrr!

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  161. Rahdiggy im pretty sure that you always weigh less in the morning so if you weigh yourself every morning go with that its the most accurate. Don't let that make you lose faith.

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  162. Hi Danni, I know how you feel! I had no support from my friends and people around me. They all kept telling me it was a crazy diet and unhealthy and there was no way I could lose a stone in one week. Well you know what! I lost 10lbs!! I finished the diet yesterday and jumped on the scales and couldn't believe my eyes! I know its not a stone but 10lbs is pretty good going! AND i feel good. I have decided to have 3 days off then i am going to start again for another week. Good point about the calcium, i never thought about that so i have had a glass of milk each morning along with my toast. Cant wait to start this again and keep up the healthy eating! I have also grown to love green tea and it really help with the hunger pangs in the evening before bed, you should try it! I hope you are staying strong, you can do it girl!! Keep in touch and lets motivate each other!

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  163. i fink dis is a very big stupid idea of losin a stone in 7 dayz and i did try it and i never lost fuk all :)

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  164. its my first day an im gna lose a hole stone hopefully in this week iv bought 1 size small top so i should fit in it,an added 25 mins an der tradmill

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  165. hahahhahahahahahahahaha it fukin world lmaoo carry on dreamin luv :P

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  166. To the person who was too chicken to give their name (anonymous) and and who cant spell, why the hell are you on this site if you think it's stupid....some people are so thick and stupid

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  167. yes Phil, I agree, that idiot should get off this page and leave the people who want to try it alone. Besides, why did they do it if it's stupid? What a loser

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  168. hi there just like to say i think its great how this has kept going for years and new people keep joining its brilliant, im going to try this diet tomorrow im so intrigued as to if it will work for me only problem i have no scales i'll have to gage by fit of clothes.
    Quick question i find it hard to keep motivated and stick to diets any helpful tips?
    Thank you:)

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  169. To 'ilovetoshop'. I have the same problem, I always make it to day 3 in any diet and give up. Try this, I do it and it hepls a little:
    1. Print out photo's of yourself looking slim, or in my case a celeb or friend who has a body that you admire. (not too skinny tho!) Stick it up on your fridge etc... makes you think before you grab the food. Picture yourself with the body that you admire.
    2. Pick a few items of clothes that you can wear when you lose the weight and hang them on view in your bedroom. Picture yourself wearing them and remember that in order to fit in them and feel confident, you must stick to your diet!
    3. I always have a list of events coming up that I want to look good for. I hang this list up where I can see it, e.g. wedding, party, holiday etc..
    4.I put sticky labels on biscuti jars etc.. with little messages that say things like 'don't eat it, you can do it.' This gives me a boost.
    5.I know it sounds stupid, but sometimes it's your mind that tells you it's too hard and diets are bad. Think in you mind that you love eating this food and you love exercise. In your mind, imagine that you are slim and healthy. Instead of chocolate being a treat, buy a new top or something. A new attitute can help.
    I hope this helps. Let me know if it helps.

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  170. Hey all :)
    Just started this diet properly yesterday as I'd like to lose as close to a stone as possible by next Tuesday. My boyfriend is back from holiday and I'd like to surprise him!

    I weigh about 10st 6lbs at the moment and my goal weight is 9st so I'll keep going til I hit that point :)

    I've also been taking 2 fat metaboliser tablets a day, and before bed every night I've taken 3 slim nite tablets. Also been doing about 20-30 minutes hula hooping on Wii Fit as that really knackers me out! And walking 45 minutes to work and 45 minutes back, I so hope this works.

    Best of luck to everyone!

    Tip for any gamers... I've been playing Xbox 360/PS3 a lot in the evenings to distract myself from those evening snack tempations! It works wonders :D

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  171. Did this three weeks ago and lost just under a stone, put two pounds back on in the two weeks off as I had a couple of MAJOR sessions! tut tut!

    Have started again this week and have already lost those two pounds plus another four and am on day 3, but its a short week this week as I have a friends leaving do on friday. I have also added a couple of other items to the diet and it seems its still working. Grapefruit sucks big time, so am just having grapefruit juice (tropicana) and it is much nicer, so much so that I will continue to drink it all the time. I had about 8 oven chips with my steak and have had the egg this morning on toast. I am also exercising twice a week as well as a few walks with the family.

    Stick with it all that try it, and then just keep portion sizes down and lay off the booze (one I cannot do as much as I would like!)

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  172. ...oh, and the first week I did it I had a tomato on the dry toast as dry toast is just evil!!

    (Same poster as above)

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  173. Great advice Sarah thank you will start using them tomoorow :)

    I was wondering when you start losing weight is it very noticable visibly? or is it more just more the scales letting you know that your losing weight, because ive heard most of the weight lost at first is water?

    I really want to lose two dress sizes but havent scales to monitor it in stones/pounds would you say roughly 1 stone was a dress size or more 2 dress sizes?
    and how long it takes to lose 1 dress size or two?
    I hope that makes sense i have waffled abit sorry:)

    Anybody no if there is a milk replacement aloud?
    i loooove tea and coffee but cant stand it without milk if im honest i have been naughty and had milk today in my drinks:(

    Thanks again for the great tips sarah i will tomorrow camouflage my kichem with admirable slim figures lol:) that and glue my bum to the sofa to stop me wondering in the direction of kichen ( im extremely restless in the evening thats when i rade the cupboards for snacks and goodies!:(

    Ill let you know how tomorrow goes:)
    Have a great day

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  174. Started this 2 days ago, after one day I was the same but after second day I have lost 2 1/4 lbs. The evening is the worst time of the day when the craving for something sweet really kicks in. My girlfriend is also doing it and after two days she is 2 3/4 lbs down. Having a partner in crime is very helpful.

    The important thing to remember is that, as someone else posted, it's only a week in your life. I think it's also good in training your self discipline too. Having said that the big bar of caramel is trying to escape from the sweetie cupboard, it's screaming of "Get me out of here!" are getting louder :)

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  175. I'm on day 2 now, weighed myself last night and I've lost 1lb already :) gonna try again in the morning and see! I feel so hungry but keeping it at bay with lots of water.

    Another 45 minutes walking done and I have another 45 minutes to go on the walk home from work, plus more Wii Fit hula hooping!

    I'm having to substitute the steaks with fish as I don't eat any meat, and also I don't eat salad or grapefruit so I've not been having any salad and only drinking grapefruit juice!

    Basically my diet today and yesterday was
    1 slice of toast
    Chopped fruit
    Tuna steak

    Doesn't seem like enough but I'm not feeling hungry! Also I haven't had boiled eggs for brekkie as I overslept both days and had to make a dash for work lol.

    If anyone has any advice or tips that would be greatly appreciated :)

    Sorry to waffle! (mmm... waffles!!)

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  176. 3rd day today 1st day i lost 2lb an 2nd day nothin gna weigh my self again tomrow morning to see if iv lost more ive stuck 2 it so far

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  177. hi its sham hey is this diet only 4 1 week or can u do it till u reach ur target any advice plz

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  178. I gave up after day five and all went down hill as i went clubbing with friends on day five. I had pizza,cookies, wine all that crap.. Am so angry at how weak i am ughrrrr.. Any way am staring tomorrow an dam going to learn from my mistakes....I lost 4 pounds on Day 5.... I now weigh in at 10 st 3lb.... Wish me luck..x

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  179. Hey everyone, I was so annoyed with myself yesterday as I slept in, didn't have time for breakfast and therefore messed up my day as I depended on convenience food. I was doing so well. But I do agree that the evening time is the worst for cravings. What I do is when I see myself walking to the fridge is I make myself sit down for 5 mins. I ask myself do I really want this and I imagine how guilty I will feel after I do it. Think about it, after going through a few days of the diet, its not worth giving up for a silly biscuit or something. Just keep thinking that your slim body will be forever, but eating the bar will just last five minutes. I also go to bed early and watch a movie as a treat. It helps me stay away from the kitchen. And of course, exercise. It really does cut down on the cravings!

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  180. Thanx Sarah.. Am starting tomorrow again but this time i wont do my 6k runs everyday as at some point i almost passed out.. going to follow the diet and do 30 min exercises.. am looking forward to this..lol Good luck everyone...

    P:S
    I need a buddy to help me through this..

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  181. One thing I would say is that you could do with doing some type of gym work (press ups, situps, etc) as otherwise you will be burning off muscle rather than just fat.

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  182. finished this diet and lost 1 stone and 2lb found it was quite easy as working alot kept hunger a distraction and water was great at filling me up only did 3hr exersize a week as not enough time to do more but this worked a treat and on a plus found it shrank my stomach so i can only eat as half as much as i did before without feeling very full up and nearly sick the only downside is i had to do the cooking for the whole family while there munching homemade curry im tucking into rabbit food lol

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  183. OMG.. am so Jealous Emma well done....So encouraging.xx Thanx for the tip Anonymous said...
    One thing I would say is that you could do with doing some type of gym work (press ups, situps, etc) as otherwise you will be burning off muscle rather than just fat.

    I am truly encouraged will keep u posted..xx

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  184. Both myself & my husband started this today...I really hope it works. The thought of being a stone lighter this time next week will hopefully keep me motivated :-)

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  185. Hi guys
    I need to lose some weight before my daughter's big day on 19th November. That only gives me 2 weeks! Gonna try this starting tomorrow.

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  186. Hi guys! I would like to remain anonymous if that's ok? It's just I am so so so embarrased about my body and weight :'(

    I am female, 19 years old, 5ft2, and I weigh 15 stone 12, as you can imagine I feel horrific :( In desperate attempts this evening I found this diet and I have already raided the fridge checking I have all these foods, so I will be starting it tomorrow.

    Thanks for all of your comments, they've been so encouraging.

    I shall check back tomorrow to update you on the hunger situation:P

    VERY VERY excited to have found this! yay!

    If I weigh so much, how quickly am I likely to lose a stone in a week? Thank you :)

    How is everyone else doing?

    SJW xo

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  187. SJW, I really really really hope it works out for you. Although this is my blog I don't really comment that much on it, but I wanted to say that you're awesome, you can do it, I did it, it's only a week, and I'm really rooting for you. Oh, and drink lots of water as it will help you feel full. :)

    My genuinely best wishes and goodwill extended over the internet,

    James

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  188. Oh, and I'd guess that you will achieve it; on the data you've provided your basal metabolic rate (the amount of calories you burn by just existing) is 1815.9 calories a day. Without getting too sciencey, this diet is designed to deprive you of a lot of calories without the body realising that it is - you will urinate out excess protein whilst in ketosis (the body's reaction to high protein, low carbs), and so you consume it but lose it.

    This diet averages out at a lot less than you than you burn even not getting out of bed. You will lose weight, and I'm really hopeful for you.

    Good luck again!

    James (and xo back to you, cutie)

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  189. Hey SJW

    I'm really glad i found this too,i'm with you on this one, i'm also only 5'0 tall weighing in at 10.9 stone really upset as i've put on so much weight and literally can't fit into any more my clothes. Don't have that much will power lol so i hope this works starting mine on monday and i hope to include some excersise.

    Hope this works, here goes *does a happy dance*

    Shelly
    x

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  190. hi im going to start this diet and comment daily on how it goes.
    I am as of today 14 stone 1 at the height of 5ft10
    and ideally i want to be 10 stone so if this diet works i am going to do it for 4 weeks so that i can get the confidence to ask a boy im in love with out when i see him at christmas. I have done diets before bt never seem to stick to them so wish me luck xx

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  191. This is SJW:)

    So realistically the weight should drop off quickly?! I bloody hope so! :D

    1st day and I feel fab. I'm not bloated and I'm not hungry; a healthy balance! I also have loads of energy.

    I know you guys will get me through this. Knowing that I'm not the only one suffering makes such a difference. Having a close friend who doesn't understand/is a skinny runt just doesn't work! lol!

    If I did this diet every week for a month then had a big gap, how much weight could I lose?

    Thanks again for posting this! I hope everyone is going good! Keep going, we can do this! :D

    SJW xo

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  192. SJW..Am gonna join u hun.. i started and stop because of bloody boom fire nights out.. So i am all ready to start tomorrow am gonna go to the gym do 30 min cardio and 20 min weights.. STICK to it lovey.. am so EXITED.. Good luck... xx

    Keep me posted:)

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  193. Bexie
    Day two and i feel fine, i didnt slip up at all yeaturday and did an exercise video called bums and tums.
    weight Day1-14st1
    weight day2-13st12
    3 lbs isnt bad in a day
    make sure u eat everything on the list though cuz if u dont you get bad stomache ache.

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  194. Just starting day 3 today and have already lost 3.5 lbs so that's really keeping me motivated! The only thing I am really craving is a cup of tea with a little bit of skimmed milk - other than that I feel fine, just a little bit tired. The evenings are the hardest. Have been going to bed early to avoid thinking about what's in the kitchen cupboards :-)

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  195. Hello guys
    im 14 and startin this diet tomorrow, from what i have read this is really good, im 8 1/2 stone want would love to get the 'six pack' abs rolling in if you know what i mean;) if anyone is starting tomorrow i would love to go along with them to keep me motivated
    thanks
    mattyy:)

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  196. hey guys,
    im gonna start this diet tommorrow, as i am 16 nearly 17 and weighed 8stone back in may but now im just under 10, and would kill to be back to 8 stone again. im guessing im putting weight on by being on the de-po contraception injection, and im due for my next one tommorrow, but im not going for it, because i need to get back to my normal weight.
    only question is are there any other foods i can eat instead of lamb and spinich?
    Thanks, sam.

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  197. Started mine today. Weighed in this morning at 11st 13lb and I'm only 5'2" - YIKES! Want to lose a stone for my daughter's wedding on the 19th, so I have 12 days!! Good luck to everyone who has started theirs, will be looking out for your comments. Anonymous, how r u doing on yours?

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  198. BTW does anyone know what exactly we are allowed to have in our salads?
    Cheers!
    Glo x

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  199. weight Day1-14st1
    weight day2-13st12
    weight day3-13st9
    6 pounds in two days thats amazing. i love this diet by friday i should be 12 stone 11 and that will be amazing
    and if i carry on for another 3 weeks, theoreticall i will be 8 st 7
    xx

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