Monday, February 23, 2009

500 gram diet

Losing weight is very simple: calories consumed less than calories burned . It is very difficult to burn calories, but very simple to consume them, so using exercise for weight loss is not useful (exercise for fitness is a good idea, of course).

The only way to figure out how many calories you have consumed is to weigh your food. Carbohydrates have between 4-5 calories per gram of food. So to lose weight, just weigh all your food and don't eat more than 500 grams of food per day. Eat whatever you want, but you'll soon find that sugary starchy foods will not fill you up. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, yogurt, etc. will keep you feeling full longer. No more looking up foods in tables or on websites. Just track the weight, and keep it below 500 g.

  • This does not include liquids. Never drink pop, juice, or alcohol, and you'll be fine.
  • The recommended calorie consumption is 2700 for men and 2000 for women, but it depends on your weight and activity level.
  • Protein has 4 calories/gram and fat has 9 calories/gram.
** It should be noted that I'm not a doctor nor do I have any training in this area. Also, I have never tried this diet, nor heard of anyone that has used it successfully. I'm mainly posting this so that if the next bestseller is a book called "The 500 Gram Diet", I can sue and then retire.