Very Low Calorie Diets for Rapid Weight Loss
Here we will go with the mythical 500 calorie plan. The warnings from nutritionists are clear. Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCD) are potentially dangerous. It goes without saying that a VLCD is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, and are not appropriate for children or adolescents except in specialized treatment programs.
The challenge is to construct a VLCD eating plan which, when followed for any reasonable length of time, does NOT lead to nutritional deficiencies. The nutritional deficiencies we worry about concern both macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. The necessary micro-nutrients are easily obtained from supplements. The macro-nutrients come from food, and this requires some planning.
Yep I Am Overweight (again)
A little secret. In spite of all my knowledge of Nutrition, Supplements and Exercise, I have gradually become overweight. I am sure I am not unique. I also got interested in the “Rapid Weight Loss” concept. A quick google search on Rapid Weight Loss brings up all kind of conflicting information. So I decided to write a series of posts on “Rapid Weight Loss“. What it means, pros & cons, and also chronicle my personal journey.
January 5, 2014 – Sunday
I got my NADH capsules yesterday. These are the NOW brand. The specifics of the content are:
- 10 mg NADH
- 200 mg ribbose
I took one capsule early in the afternoon. I was feeling a bit bleh. As by coincidence, I started feeling a lot better. Anyway, the real test started today, Jan 5th. I took a capsule first thing in the morning, and again middle afternoon, for a total of 20 mg.