If you absolutely, positively can’t follow a low carbohydrate diet, the only other option that really works for weight loss is 500 calories, every other day. You need this kind of rigid structure to assure your weight loss is rapid and steady enough, so you stay on your diet. The easiest way to do 500 calories every other day, is to eat just fruit and vegetables on your 500 calorie day. A restaurant size serving of fruit is about 100 calories – 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 banana, half grapefruit, half a melon, etc. A restaurant size serving of vegetables, anything you want except peas, potatoes or corn (no butter) is about 50 calories – half cup of spinach, 2 stalks of broccolli, a serving of Brussells sprouts, on quarter of a cauliflower, etc. Make sure you drink 2-4 bouillon cubes in water on your 500 calorie day to keep your energy up. On your off day, you can pretty much eat what you want, as long as you keep your sugar intake down to a dull roar. Most patients on 500 calories every other day lose about 3 pounds a week.
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