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got to lose 50 pounds.starting st 280.want to get to 230.im going to try just veggies and fruit for

jimsessions66jimsessions66 Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
Ok im going to try just eating fruits and veggies for a week.ill let you know how that goes in a week.

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  • deannalfisherdeannalfisher Posts: 4,300Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,300Member, Premium Member
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 33,380Member Member Posts: 33,380Member Member
    Ok im going to try just eating fruits and veggies for a week.ill let you know how that goes in a week.

    That's really unhealthy.
  • Panini911Panini911 Posts: 512Member Member Posts: 512Member Member
    there is zero need to do that to loose weight, and it is very unhealthy for you to try.

    loosing weight is about eating fewer calories than you burn. your body burns a ton just to keep you alive. Put your stats in MFP and put in for 1-2lb loss per week and see what calorie goal it gives you.

    once you have that, get a food scale and weight you food, log it all and ensure you hit that recommended goal (don't go over).

    if you exercise, eat back the calories from that exercise.


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  • CoffeenSquatsCoffeenSquats Posts: 839Member Member Posts: 839Member Member
    Protein is super important! Lean meats. Chicken breast, fish, etc. Good luck :)
  • CindyJNC1963CindyJNC1963 Posts: 152Member, Premium Member Posts: 152Member, Premium Member
    Welcome to MFP. As others have said, please don't limit yourself to only fruits and vegetables. It's not healthy. Everyone needs a balanced diet and that includes protein of some sort. If you track your food in MFP they will give you some suggestions on how much of each macro to eat (carbs, protein, fiber, fat, sugar, fiber. You might also want to see a registered dietitian. You might not realize it but fruits are high in carbs and sugar.

    Just follow the recommended calorie guidelines by MFP and get some light exercising in if you can do that.
  • TavistockToadTavistockToad Posts: 33,380Member Member Posts: 33,380Member Member
    IsETHome wrote: »
    You could probably do a cleanse for a couple of days, but track what you are eating in the tool so you can see deficiencies.

    No
  • estherdragonbatestherdragonbat Posts: 4,105Member Member Posts: 4,105Member Member
    That sounds like a really bad idea, and I say this as a vegetarian. You won't get enough protein, for one thing. (Many vegetables have small amounts, but nowhere near enough to meet your daily minimums unless you consume so much of them that you won't be in deficit.) Your digestive system... is not going to love you for this. And neither will the people around you. A lot of people find that insufficient protein makes them hungrier.

    A week PROBABLY won't do any longterm damage, but why in the world would you set yourself up to be miserable and hangry for a week if you don't have to?
  • jimsessions66jimsessions66 Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Ok.ill eat some protein.but im not eating extra sugar and im drinking alot of water.what i didnt mention is my trust fund is giving me 100 dollars a pound to lose weight.
  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Posts: 6,158Member Member Posts: 6,158Member Member
    Ok.ill eat some protein.but im not eating extra sugar and im drinking alot of water.what i didnt mention is my trust fund is giving me 100 dollars a pound to lose weight.

    Better plan. Protein is important and so is fat. Eliminating whole macros is not a good plan. Moderation in everything.
  • BDonjonBDonjon Posts: 510Member Member Posts: 510Member Member
    Ok.ill eat some protein.but im not eating extra sugar and im drinking alot of water.what i didnt mention is my trust fund is giving me 100 dollars a pound to lose weight.

    Cutting processed food will help a lot. But protein is essential.
    I’m trying to lose 50 pounds as well (260 to 210).
  • jimsessions66jimsessions66 Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    BDonjon wrote: »
    Ok.ill eat some protein.but im not eating extra sugar and im drinking alot of water.what i didnt mention is my trust fund is giving me 100 dollars a pound to lose weight.

    Cutting processed food will help a lot. But protein is essential.
    I’m trying to lose 50 pounds as well (260 to 210).

    Good luck.
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