(Closed) Special K?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I haven’t tried it but basically the reason it works is because it is a calorie restricted diet.  You can do the same thing by counting your calories and you will be able to eat a greater variety of foods.

This website helps you calculate your BMR so you can determine how many calories you need to eat in order to maintain your weight.  If you eat 500 less calories a day, you will loose a pound a week.

Post # 4
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

it did not work for me. it has too many carbs! seriosuly…that is almost all you eat. but everyone is different. carbs and me dont mix (even though i am pretty active). it cant hurt to try it though. you could buy the special k stuff but just make it your own.honestly though just count your calories (use an internet log) and keep it under what you need ot loose weight.

i suggest http://caloriecount.about.com. you can tell them how much weight you want to loose by a certain date and it will tell you how many calories you should eat a day to reach your goal. you can also place your activity in an activity log. ALSO, they have an analysis page which is totally cool! 

check it out ๐Ÿ˜€

good luck with healthy living ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 5
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I would advise against it. Of course you are going to lose weight if you eat a very small amount of (overly processed) food. But as soon as you go back to eating normal the weight is going to pile back on. The “diet” doesn’t teach you better eating habits, it teaches you how to starve yourself, so when the two weeks are up you will most likely go back to your same eating habits :p And Special K probably isn’t the healthiest of cerials out there. (I’ve had some of their snacks and its like eating carboard, too)

Post # 6
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5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

MisAsb-ahaha! when i first read your post i thought you said that if you eat ONLY 500 calories a day you will loose a pound a week! my jaw dropped! ahaha! too funny

i reread it of course…

also..we posted almost the same suggestion at the same time…..great minds think a like and also June 6th ladies ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 7
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

As is the general consensus, I wouldn’t recommend it. You may get results because of calories in < calories out, but it’s not healthy. Better to eat a balanced days’ worth of whole foods and watch your calories there. 

Post # 8
Member
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

well said lilyfaith! be good to your body Miss Cake. isnt that the whole purpose…being healthy. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Post # 9
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Haha that would be scary daniellealys!  But definetly don’t go below 1,200 calories in a day ever!  And yay for June 6!

Post # 10
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239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve not done the Special K challenge. BUT, I highly recommend the Special K Protein Plus cereal. It is high in protein and fiber, but low in carbs. I’m on a specific diet (pretty much high protein-low carb) so I can’t really find many cereals. My diet doctor recommends starting the day with protein, so this is a perfect choice for a cereal.

Post # 12
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, let’s see, a bowl of special K cereal and milk have like 200 calories in it. So if you eat that for breakfast and lunch and a reasonable, let’s say, 500 calorie dinner, you clock in under 1,000 calories. Yep it’s safe to say you lose weight eating that 2x/day for 2 weeks.

Frankly, i think it’s bland, does NOTHING for my appetite, and I end up wanting to binge on ‘real food’ later. I advise balancing your meals with protein, healthy carbs, and fruits and veggies instead. It’s a very limiting diet. It’s like cheerios. 

Post # 13
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53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

full of high fructose corn syrup – stick to real vegetables, salad, fruits homemade soups….

good luck!

Post # 14
Member
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have tried some of their products and actually stuck to the actual diet for about 10 days out of 14 days and didn’t loose anything.

It really does just help restrict your eating.  You are supposed to eat a special K product for breakfast and lunch plus two smaller products for snacks.  Then you eat a balanced dinner.  Add in as much fruit, veggies, and water as you would like.

I eat a 90 calorie snack bar for breakfast most days.  Its just enough to carry me through the morning.  I sometimes will have a small snack of almonds later in the morning.

I really like their shakes and substitute them for my lunch often.  I really like to get out of the office so its great to grab a shake and run an errand.  It keeps me from eating out. 

Sometimes if I am having a really hungry day then I also will have a handful of almonds in the afternoon.

Overall, its not a diet that I would count on actually working and the food can be expensive.

 

Post # 15
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213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

It helped me to see that a lot of dieting seems to be managing calorie intake. With that said, no, I didn’t lose much because I couldn’t stay on it for more than a few days. I’m having better success with portion control of the “bad carbs” and loading up on the “good carbs.”

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