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  • "The Sacred Heart diet is a soup-based diet, and claims that you will lose 10-17 pounds in the first week. This may be true, but most of the weight will tend to be water – and will be gained right back very soon after the diet."

    will i just put it back on after?

  • It depends what you eat afterwards =D Yes, the initial weight loss is mostly water, but that's true of EVERY diet that will make you lose weight quickly. The initial weight loss also depends on how much weight you need to lose. The heavier the person, the greater their water retention and the bigger the initial drop. You will also lose muscle. That's why it's only recommended for people who need to lose weight in a short period for surgery, because in regular day to day life, it's just too drastic to be maintained long-term. That's also why I recommended talking to your doctor before starting on it, because it's not for everyone.

    Any diet that's going to make you lose two stone by February is going to be VERY restrictive, so of course some of the weight will come back while you're recovering from surgery, but that does all depend on what you eat. Too many people come off a diet and eat normally straight away, or they over-eat, which is why most people gain weight back after crash diets -- not because of the diet itself. It's all about transitioning from a short-term diet to a long-term plan that'll maintain weight loss (or a stable weight) over a longer period, rather than relying on a crash diet to lose all the weight =]

  • i may try eating as healthy as i can till february then look into that kind of diet

    is it simular to slim fast?

  • I offer a little advice throught my blog. I have a personal one and then I also have one for the medical community to educate others of the damaging environment we continually live in...

    Personal: http://edsshegetitfromhermomma.blogspot.com/

    Educational: http://missioninvisible.blogspot.com/p/what-is-mis sion-invisible.html

  • Oh no, completely different =D The SHD was developed by a cardiologist to meet the needs of his patients and was then passed on to his colleagues, when those patients had good results, so it's quite specific to the needs of patients losing weight for surgery. It's also focused almost exclusively on soup with tons of vegetables, initially.

    I'm glad to hear you plan on eating healthily, instead of crash dieting =D For long-term weight loss, it's a better way to go, anyway. Oh, but you may also want to look up the basic soup recipe for the SHD, if you like soups, because it's ridiculously nutritious and will make a great lunch or supper in any weight loss plan =D

    Carly, I think I'll check out your blogs, too! ^_^

  • Hi there!

    I have lost 9 kilo's in about 10 months, no excercise as I also have CPT2 deficiencie. Just layed of the cookies and fatty things. No sugar, no yeast products, no dairy and very little fat. It is duable, and I lost 9 kilo's! As I have lost them so slowly, they stay of, even after the holiday season. Granted.... I gained a pound or two, but I have been a very bad girl for at least a month!

  • any one who who has eds 4 MUST keep their blood pressure low. stay light and strong. i struggle with weight management. i LOVE to eat good things fra gras, cheese, steak, wine.....So i also have to work out 3-4 times a week. Everything in moderation (my dad would say) i give my self 2 days of indulgence a week. the rest of the week im strict. having EDS4 helps me stay focused on my health. i think my dad died because he was not in good shape and his bp was high. So intend to live longer than him. i also LOVE kombucha tea. it has many benefits. G.T.'s is my favorate brand. it is a wonderful drink and makes me feel fantastic.

  • All this info is great and gives us something to really sink our teeth into (well-intended pun ;p)

    Just curious if anyone else has tried Optifast - I have been on it pre-surgery to ensure all the fat and glucogen was removed from my liver to shrink it pre-surgery (had it flipped to access my stomach)... it helps you lose weight too... soups, drinks, desserts or bars... Ultimately will help you lose weight BUT you still need to learn good eating habits to keep it off. I do believe it has more of a protein base.

  • For a long time I struggled to keep myself at a healthy weight, especially after my first surgery on my left arm in 2009. When I'm in pain, I find it very difficult to eat, so when something dislocates badly or some other problem comes up, I have to be very careful and make sure I'm eating right. I also have a VERY fast metabolism which isn't always a good thing! I'm around 5' 10", and I'm thin but not too skinny or anything.

    I'm a vegetarian first of all, but despite the misconceptions about being vegetarian it has helped me keep myself at a good weight. I also drink boost, eat lots of seeds, grains, lentils, beans, green leaf veggies and lots of fruit! I don't eat a lot of foods that aren't good for me. Many people think vegetarians aren't healthy but that's not true at all. Any person can be unhealthy if they're not eating right! I think the most important thing if you have troubles keeping weight on like I do is to consume lots of calories. But GOOD calories. Not junk food and greasy foods, because you're not doing any good to your body that way. Eating healthy will make your body happy on the inside, which shows on the outside! :)

    I also exercise. I find yoga to be enjoyable, and I do a lot of Calisthenic exercises because I cant lift weights. I find the more muscle I have keeping my joints stable, the less pain I'm in and the less dislocations/subluxations I experience.

  • Thankyou for the input everyone..its very interesting reading...I dare say your posts will help another EDSER who reads this who is currently struggling with weight issues