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  • need to lose 50 lbs in 6 weeks for movie (help please)

    Hellllllo. Hopefully you are somewhat of an expert on nutrition for I am in need of a little advice.

    I am going to play a strung out drug addict in an up coming indie film. I would of originally had 4 months to physically prepare for this part, but I was not the first choice for this role. I was just notified 10 days ago that I was picked for the part and told to start preparing for it immediatly. Nevertheless, shooting starts in 6 weeks and I need to weigh under 190lbs, ( I am currently 240 lbs).

    I am not looking for a long lasting solution here, since I am comfortable at my current weight. I just need to shed the weight super fast for the part, and I expect to gain it back.

    I am currently drinking a nutrional shake called scan-diet. I think its pretty close to a myoplex.

    I have been drinking 10 glasses of water and having 3 scan-diet shakes per day, and also taking Xenadrine thermogenic capsules to help speed up my metabolism.

    I have not had anything else other than the shakes since last monday, (No food at all). And I've lost 12 lbs in 7 days.

    So here are my questions:

    Can I continue to keep losing at a rate of 7-10 lbs per week if I only have 3 shakes a day and continue cardio 6 days per week? From the little knowledge I do have about this type of dieting, I am afraid of going on that "starvation" mode, therfor making it harder to lose weight. Any way around this?

    Should I include any sort of weight training?

    Should I be eating anything at all? If so, what foods? How often? How much?

    Should I cut down on cardio to 3-4 times a week rather than 6 to give my body a rest? Or is 6 better for the results and time frame i am working in?

    And lastly, are there any other health / nutrition / training forums I could post this in where people may be able to give decent advice?

    Thanks for your time.
    Last edited by chinstrap; 03-26-2001, 08:05 AM.

  • #2

    If all that extra weight is fat why do you want to gain it right back? You dont deserve my aswere you fool.

    Bri Thai is absolutly correct these diets that other people are giving you are dangerous!!!!!!

    If you want to lose 50 pounds in 4 weeks get lyposuction. Otherwise eat fruit for every meal, drink plenty of water! and definitly do not eat plent of sugars or processed foods.


    • #3
      i can only imagine what that's doing to your health.


      • #4
        Im not saying eat fruit all year round. Im just saying eating a diet consiting of fruit is the fasted way to lose fat.

        You should get one meal a day consisting of animal products...but in this guys case eating fruit will be fine.


        • #5
          i was talking about him needing to lose 50 lbs in 6 weeks. not your advice.


          • #6
            Oh mistake.


            • #7
              if it were that easy

              Why don't you just go to the goddamn directors, shove that script up there ass, then sue them for ruining your health!!!

              Then pick up a health magazine. You're better off reading one of thsoe, than going on a starvation diet.