Rapid Weight Loss – Very Low Calorie Diets

Very Low Calorie Diets for Rapid Weight Loss

Very-low-calorie-dietsHere 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.
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Rapid Weight Loss – Introduction

Yep I Am Overweight (again)

Weight Loss Help ScaleA 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.
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NADH Diary – Week One

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.
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