Princess Leia meets Jenny Craig: the perils of calorie restriction?

Princess LeiaPrompted by a link from our twitter account and well, because who can resist another celebrity weight loss tale, I found myself  gawking at Carrie Fischer (and for anybody male and of a certain age that’s Princess Leia  from Star Wars  1, 2 and 3) Carrie Fischer has lost 50lbs on a Jennie Craig diet and looks, well……..odd and kind of tight?
Took a peak at their website. It appears that this is a hugely popular weight loss plan where you purchase Jenny Craig meals and these are delivered to your door (no effort required) and seem to come complete with chocolate wafer bars (low calorie) and other assorted snack treats. The meals consist of standard western diet fayre (pasta, tuna pasta, Mediterranean pasta, granola, muesli) just in smaller portions.

This prompts the following musings on calorie restricted approaches to weight loss:

1) what happens when you stop eating the pre-packaged small portions

2) what happens when you stop relying on some else to tell you what to do

3) what happens when you are hungry (and you will be very hungry)?

Answers

1) you will re-gain the lost weight fast.

2) you will have no idea how to stop this and you will feel out of control, again

3) you will eat, long and hard.

Our message is simple: Paleo works and that’s why we promote The PaleoWorks Programme. We  want to bring you into the Paleo way and to empower you to make substantial and profound changes to your life. Our sessions are short and to the point. It is for you to go away and experiment: what works and does not work for you. Guided by your results you will know what to do to keep your weight loss stable and to move forward with your life.

What are your experiences with calorie restricted diets?

Have you been successful in keeping the weight off?

Would you like to learn more? Contact us with your comments, we’d love to hear from you.

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About Paleo Works

Paleo Works Have you ever wondered how you arrived at “being overweight” and thought how difficult it is to get rid of and keep off those excess pounds? Hi, I’m Katie and together with Mike my husband, we are Paleo Works. As a busy working mum of four, I often watched others embark on weight loss progammes only to return to their start weight (and then some) shortly after reaching their target. Why was this happening? Conventional dietary wisdom would have us believe that it’s YOU who has failed. But Mike and I thought different. We felt that there had to be something wrong with that conventional dietary wisdom after all we can’t all be hopeless? So we studied intensely, sought out advice and read avidly. We questioned robustly and talked with many on various 'dieting' regimes. What we found was radical, our story has to be told, our knowledge has to be shared. So If you are ready to stop blaming your self for being overweight and ready to change your approach to weight loss then contact us and let’s get started!

Posted on August 31, 2011, in The Paleo Experience and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

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