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Old 05-16-2014, 09:35 PM
 
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Even if you eat lots of them?
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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I didn't know such a thing as "zero calorie food" existed. What's it composed of, air and water?
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:11 AM
 
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Lots of vegetables have very little calories, and yes you won't gain weight. You'll be quite hungry though.
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Old 05-17-2014, 02:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Consuming a lot of no calorie foods and drinks is like bathing your insides in a bunch of chemicals. You may lose weight, but what are you doing to your body in the long run?

Personally, I can fill up on veggies and I stay full for a long time, but I don't feel like I have the energy to exercise when I don't eat some protein.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:13 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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The only time I really lost weight was when I didn't want to. I went on a macrobiotic diet for health reasons and there were barely any calories. No oils, no meat just fish, steamed veggies, steamed rice. This was only recommended for a short time when you were very sick to give your body a chance to rest and recover. A lot of it was just home made soups, broths with some sort of green in it. I was always slightly hungry but I tried to keep active so I wouldn't think about it. Weight just fell off. As I said, this was not recommended for more than a few weeks. After that, a small amount of oil was added back in and we were allowed to make flatbreads from grains, water and oil fried in a pan. I could have kept going if I had needed to but I got too weak because I didn't really like fish and didn't eat enough of it. You need protein.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Even if you eat lots of them?
Yes. If you eat lots and lots of zero-calorie food, and nothing else, you will lose weight.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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I have a better idea: let me lock you in an internment camp (erm, I mean "ranch") in the middle of nowhere, give you lots of starchy cereals to spike your insulin, and have you fight that insulin spike with bone pounding joint straining exercises. When you're starving, I will motivate you with Tony Robbins feel good psychomumbojumbo. Eventually you will either get severely hurt and end up in a hospital, go insane or you will lose weight (until you leave the internment camp, erm I mean "ranch" when you will gain it all back with your damaged metabolism). We'll call the experiment "Biggest Loser".
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