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dgillead
10-10-2013, 11:04 AM
Posted this in Losing Fat, figured I'd post it here too. Craziest thing I've ever read. I copied and pasted the most important thing to take away from that thread below.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1o5ndh/iama_guy_who_went_from_430_pounds_to_170_pounds/

Edit: Fixed the link


[–]bloodfurn 5 points 14 minutes ago




Would you recommend someone to do what you did?





[–]DuckeyQuacks[S] 2 points 7 minutes ago




Absolutely not. People in my life asked me questions about it and expressed interest in trying something similar, and I scolded them something fierce. Anyone that I knew who started embarking on something similar, I would immediately alert anyone I could to find them help.

This is the WRONG way to lose weight. I am an honest person, and I can't tell you some story about how this ruined my life and how it will kill you. It didn't kill me, but I am lucky. I trust my doctors when they say that every day I was waking up, I was lucky to be doing so. I may not have suffered any long term complications (although it's too early to tell I guess), but I was gambling with my life every day.

There are far better ways to lose weight that won't kill you, and that will actually teach you how to have an appropriate relationship with working out and food. If you lose weigh this way, I can promise you that you are going to be even more messed up by the time you're done. You may weigh a lot less, but the burden on your mind, your relationships...it's not worth it in the least.

cls91
10-10-2013, 11:07 AM
Thats roughly a deficit of 2500-3000 cal a day. (with the basic assumption of 3500 cal = 1lbs)
Thats pretty crazy...at least this guy knows that he is extremely lucky and he's not advocating other people to do the same thing.

Domicron
10-10-2013, 11:33 AM
Skeptical Viking is skeptical of reddit link...

WMLifting
10-10-2013, 11:39 AM
Stupid people...

joen270
10-10-2013, 11:50 AM
If I weighed that much, I would do the same thing. Eff macros at that time....

kenny85
10-10-2013, 11:51 AM
Now he is gonna put most of that weight back on

elias1877
10-10-2013, 11:58 AM
did he take his before picture with a yukon gold, or a PEI potato