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The Diet truth goes through three stages

By January 3, 2016December 2nd, 2023No Comments

At one point in time they said the earth was flat. Look over the ocean. Look at the horizon..see the world drops off the edge! Well Dr. Flat has a student who challenged his “myth-conception”. (Guess who?) So at first the student was ridiculed, second he was laughed at, but then the third was self evident…it was the “TRUTH” The truth based on SCIENCE, NOT PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS, OR MARKETING.

I received over 175 e-mails, and voicemails to concur my last consumer warning in regards to “quick fix weight loss programs” You see these everyday, especially in January, and December! There are many different dieting plans, fad diets, or quick weight loss diets. There are many dangers while on a liquid protein diet. The majority will causes fatigue along with dizziness, hair loss, loss of muscle tissue, increased LPL enzyme (Fat storing hormone) decreased metabolic rate, attitude that makes you want to punch someone, unpleasant breath, a softer appearance, and I can go on! 🙂



The following information was gathered from the International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. To clarify a statement of factual information in my last article, regarding “no one should be on a liquid diet, or lose more then 2.5 pounds per week for health reasons, muscle loss ( reduction in burn rate) “The dept of Bariatrics” in depth interview was from a major hospital in our area. Clinical nutritionist Nina Hunley of Good Shepherd Medical Center and registered dietitian Rebekah Stark of Longview Regional Medical Center say that’s no reason to turn to liquid rapid weight loss diets, meal skipping or diet pills. Also, eating just one kind of food can be pretty monotonous and boring. Unfortunately, when women decide to end their liquid fad dieting, they find that they gain their pounds back just as a rapidly as they lost them … plus a few extra pounds of fat.

“On liquid diets you tend to just lose water weight (muscle), it also lowers your body’s ability to burn as many calories in the future. The weight regain is pretty fast,” Rebekah said. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition liquid diets are dangerous because you could end up with gallstones, gall-bladder disease, and damage your kidneys. Lean muscle has the highest resting metabolic (calorie burning) rate of any tissue. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, day and night! Muscle burns calories even at rest, while fat tissue is virtually dead weight. Loss of calorie-gobbling lean muscle tissue (liquid diets/ rapid weight loss) makes it easier to regain lost fat weight on fewer maintenance calories after your diet is over, contributing to the familiar “yo-yo, syndrome.

Diets don’t work! Try making permanent lifestyle changes that include smarter eating, regular exercise and effective stress management. Watch what you eat, not how much. To lose weight and keep it off permanently, you need to “rehabilitate” your metabolism. Each time you diet and restrict your food, your metabolism slows. I tell my clients “What is necessary is that people learn to eat the proper, natural food of his (and her) biological adaptation to the exclusivity of all modern, man-made, processed, devitalized, chemicalized food.

Dr. Herbert Shelton wrote, “People become obese mainly from eating food that is devitalized. They overeat because they are malnourished, and they are truly hungry. People who consume fresh fruits and salads don’t overeat or become obese because the enzymes, minerals and vitamins are still intact in these foods. When the body has fulfilled its requirement of these nutrients, it signals the brain that it is satisfied. Processed foods lack these nutrients; therefore, no signal is sent to the brain to stop eating.”It is essential that correct eating patterns be learned to succeed with a weight loss program. You need eating habits with which you can live for the rest of your life, not just for the time you are trying to lose weight.

Harmful consequences of Rapid weight loss
Many of the sources of information on the positives of medically supervised / liquid / rapid weight loss diets were found on the world wide web. They are advertisements for companies. I found one to be most controversial ” the billboard that shows tombstones with weight numbers such as 350 lbs scaring people to death about weight loss. Since they are trying to sell the product, they make their product seem unbelievably perfect. Most of the articles found were not scientifically researched, but were instead a few accounts expressing the product’s amazing results. Many weight loss experts claim that liquid diets causing rapid weight loss tend to over use lean muscle and slow the metabolism, thus, making it even more difficult for weight loss to be maintained. Eventually, liquid diets can lead to the development of muscle cramps, anemia, dizziness, menstrual abnormality, and constipation. The people who are only mildly obese lose too much lean body mass which increases their chance of cardiac dysfunctions. The intensity of protein in the liquid diets can cause an electrolyte imbalance which results in irregular heart beats ( Studies show that 25% of the people on liquid diets develop gallstones due to their inability to contract bile. In addition, liquid diets have even been known to cause deaths. During the 1970’s, 58 deaths were linked to the inadequate nutrition and too little calories in liquid diets.

Fat loss versus muscle loss

It is important to understand the difference between weight loss and fat loss. Weight loss typically involves the loss of fat, water and muscle. A dieter can lose weight without losing much fat. Ideally, overweight people should seek to lose fat and preserve muscle, since muscle burns more calories than fat. Generally, the more muscle mass one has, the higher one’s metabolism is, resulting in more calories being burned, even at rest. Since muscles are more dense than fat, muscle loss results in little loss of physical bulk compared with fat loss. Clinical research by the National Academy of Sports Medicine conclusively shows rapid weight loss / liquid diets “dissolve” muscle tissue as fuel ( substrate) and set the stage for a “softer” appearance. Which egg would you rather be..NO YOLK!







My name is Dave Parise and I am not an expert, however I am an expert in common sense. I believe most people can see the difference between what is REAL and what is well imagined. It’s not about your bench press, or the size of your biceps, it’s about a healthier heart, less body fat, and the correct way to exercise!

I am always available for private consultation, Skype, Voxer, connect @ [email protected] or 203-675-5575