I have been doing the Crunchy Nut diet for about 2 weeks now and I'm so impressed! I'm 17, and not really fat, but want to shed a few pounds before I go on holiday this year (I've promised myself a Juicy Couture bikini if I get to my goal! :p) I've lost 4lbs and 6 inches!! With exercise aswel though. This is great because I love cereal anyway, so I really love the diet! My snacks that I have are really great. I have Cadbury's Light Chocolate Mousse (only 1.8g of fat!!), Muller yogurts (About 2.5g) and sometimes I have Walkers baked crisps which have only 2g of fat!!! I love my fruit aswel, and dinners usually consist of something quite healthy. The other night I had a 2 small size jacket potatos with beans and cheese and a slice of garlic bread with salad. That's the great thing about this diet! You can get away with indulging just a little bit and still see results! I would recommened this to anyone! Sod the 'Cabbage Soup' diet! - This is fabulous! xxx
This is the easiest way to diet if you have absolutely NO willpower whatsoever! Basically, its simple.You eat Special K, berries or peach, twice a day - once for breakfast and once for lunch and then a proper meal.
I am going on holiday with my boyfriend for the first time at the weekend and i want to look amazing on the beach, therefore I followed a simple plan which worked!i did lose probably a bit more than an inch around my waist!
I started my day dry body brushing my body. followed by some firming lotion, had my special K in the morning,an apple for a snack between 9 and 1pm.Then at lunch I had another bowl, with another bit of fruit, i would occasionally buy shapers snacks ot shapers cereal bars as they are low in fat.You CAN eat whatever you want in between within reason, just nothing full fat.Then after work 40 mins of aerobic exercise at the gym, crosstraining/running, some light weights ( nothing too too strenous!) however you do need to do the gym 3 times minimum per week.I wouldthen go home and have a normal evening meal. I feel so much healthier, my skin looks amazing, probably the body brushing, but its such a great diet to follow if you are lazy like me.You buy your box of special K and off you go! I think anyone who is going on holiday or has a special occasion or just wants to lose some weight should try this- IT REALLY WORKS.there are no drawbacks. You WILL lose weight if you dont eat in between meals!!! - No crisps or chocolate, and definately NO fizzy drinks. I drank at least 2 litres of water a day, it keeps your skin healthy and keeps you full for longer.
Please please please giveit a try.
SUNSHINE - SUE X
Same as everyone else I indulged a little too much over the festive period. After losing 8lbs last year and putting it all back on over the festivities I decided enough was enough. My 30th birthday is on the 21st of january so drastic action is called for as I have an outfit I'd like to look my best in.
The diet I'm going to follow is the Kellogs Drop a jeans size in two weeks program.
How does it work:-
For 2 weeks, you eat a bowl of Kellog's Special K (they suggest a portion of 45g) with semi-skimmed milk for breakfast and another for lunch then a balanced meal for dinner. For variety you can substitute the Special K for Special K Red Berries, Peach and Apricot or Crunchy Nut Cornflakes.
Am I allowed snacks? :-
Yes. Its suggested that you have either a piece of fruit, a small low fat yoghurt or a cereal bar. You can have two in a day. One mid-morning and one mid-afternoon. Though its suggested you listen to your body and if you're not hungry then don't have them.
When did I start? :-
I started yesterday. The 4th of January 2006. My starting weight was 11 st 8lbs. I'm a size 12.
Day One (4/1/06):-
Breakfast: Not at work today so this might be slightly easier. One bowl of Special K red berries for breakfast. Yes, I weighed it out. I must admit it doesn't look a lot in the bowl but the flakes look crunchy and appetising and the fruit is freeze dried which looks a little weird until the milk is added. The cereal doesn't stay too crunchy when the milk is added (but maybe I've added too much). Afterwards I feel very full.
Lunch: I didn't have a mid-morning snack as I didn't feel like I needed anything. No rumbles from down below. I was at a friends house over lunch and so couldn't have cereal so decided to swap round my lunch and dinner. I have baked beans on a slice of toast with a small amount of grated cheese on top. Totally enjoyed it, but totally full.
Dinner: Didn't feel like anything in the afternoon, think this might change when I'm back at work though especially when I have a cup of coffee in my hand. I had a bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes. Felt a little strange eating something so sweet for dinner but again felt quite full. I did have a low fat yoghurt later that evening but managed resist the urge to visit the biscuit tin.
Day Two (5/1/06):-
Weight: 11st 7lbs (1 pound lost already)
Bowl of cereal in the morning. Trying to vary the types of Special K I have and also have crunchy nut cornflakes so I don't get bored. Finding it a little more difficult today as I'm back at work, but think thats more because I'm used to nipping along to the coffee shop for a coffee and sticky bun. But I've been good and had a piece of fruit mid -morning and then cereal at lunch. I weighed out my portion and put it into a tupperware box and brought in a flask with some semi-skimmed milk. This might seem like hassle but it saves me buying a small carton of milk from the shop.
By the time I got home I was really hungry. I'd had a cereal bar as a snack in the afternoon. To stop my hunger I had a chicken cup-a-soup then later a ham sandwich and a large bowl of home made vegetable soup. I did feel like having a bit of chocolate so rather than deny myself I had a few small squares.
Day Three (6/1/06):-
Not in work today. Had my usual bowl of cereal in the morning and then again for lunch. I was up much later than I would usually be if I was working so I didn't have a mid-morning snack. I did have an afternoon snack though, this time a banana and a small yoghurt. I forgot to weigh myself this morning, but its been suggested to me to leave larger gaps between weighing myself so I don't get depressed if there is no change from one day to the next.
I had macaroni cheese for dinner. I made this myself rather than going for pre-packed so I know exactly what goes into it. Feeling a little guilty as i also had a bag of crisps. Bad girl I know but I've decided not to deny myself things (as long as its in moderation), as I know by denying myself it I could be more likely to fail. Am feeling quite tired today but have been running around a lot today.
Day Four (7/1/06):-
Weight:- 11st 5lbs
Ok, so I weighed myself this morning and got a pleasant surprise. I've been careful to drink lots of water while doing this diet and also natural fruit juice. Yes I have drank tea and coffee but I take both black with no sugar.
Breakfast was Special K with Red berries (I'm getting a little sick of this one). I think I made the right decision getting a few different types of cereal and switching them round so I don't become too bored too quickly. I didn't have a mid-morning snack or an afternoon one and lunch was crunchy nut cornflakes. Dinner was spaghetti bolognese, again home made and since I was at my parents for dinner I also had a small piece of chocolate cake for desert but no cream.
Day Five (8/1/06):-
Feeling a little fed up with cereal so swapped to one of the other kinds of special K (apricot). Definetly notice a difference in my trousers, they do feel looser around the waist and hips. I had cereal for breakfast and again for lunch. As I was in the house I didn't have a mid-morning or afternoon snack. Dinner (was invited round to my friends for tea) was a sunday roast with steamed veg (yes I had gravy and enjoyed it).
I'm making sure I drink lots of water or fruit juice while doing this. Never been one for drinking lots of fizzy things. Unlike other diets I've been on this one doesn't make you want to go to the toilet more (lovely subject I know but it has to be said as some diets are really bad for this). I must admit after doing this for a week I'm feeling much better and feel like I have a little more energy.
Day Six to Twelve:-
So I wouldn't depress myself I haven't weighed myself during this time. I stuck to the two bowls of cereal a day and a balanced meal. On one evening I did cheat. I had a portion of chips from the chip shop. Bad I know but I felt since I'd been really good upto this point. I've also noticed my jeans and work trousers are much looser especially around the waist.
I'm going to keep everyone in suspense (including me) about my final weight. I will weigh myself on the last day of the diet and then again and the end. I must admit I'm getting quite sick of cereal. Today I've had a bowl of cereal for breakfast and then again for lunch. Dinner is homemade vegetable soup and a wholemeal roll. I've also got fruit yoghurt for dessert.
The final weigh in:-
I weighed myself this morning 11st 1 lbs. I've lost half a stone. Can I get into smaller jeans? Yes I can just get into a pair of size 10's I have but they are tight, but on the plus side I can now get into (supposedly) size 12 trousers that were too tight before and other size 12 trousers are now too big (someone please tell me why sizes are not the same in all shops?). I am totally sick of the sight of cereal. This could be an expensive diet to do, depending on where you buy the cereal. I found some good BOGOF (buy one get one free) in the Co-op so saved money that way. The more exotic berries or fruit Special K was the most expensive to buy at nearly three pounds for a 500g box.
Conclusion:- I haven't enjoyed doing this diet but I never felt hungry at all and for those who don't like rabbit food (sorry salads) this is perfect.
Would I do this diet again? Probably not. I'll probably just go back to eating properly and cut out all the junk food like I did before, ok it'll take longer for weight to come off but at least I won't be sick of the sight of what I'm eating.
Would I recommend this to others? Yes, for various reasons mentioned throughout this op.
One thing I will say is that I signed up to the Kellogs site to recieve 'motivation' emails to keep my spirits up and keep me going through the diet. I got one, only one email off of them on Day 11. Not exactly motivating is it?
Thanks for reading. N.x
Six weeks ago I had a lovely baby girl! She was 10lb7, and I put on 6 stone!! When I was told how much she weighed, I was thought ?Wooohoo! That?s why I got so heavy, this should make me a lot less now!?, how wrong I was! I dropped two stone, and until two weeks ago I maintained that. To start with I was breastfeeding, so I couldn?t go on any fad diets to shift it, so I was a little fed up. Unfortunately I had an infection, and the antibiotics I was put on killed my milk supply. I had to put Georgia onto formula milk, but at least I was now able to diet in an attempt to shift some of the unwanted pounds! I couldn?t decide what to diet to try, but my mum and my sister were doing the Kellogg?s ?Kick Start? diet, so I thought I would join them on it. I went to the supermarket and stocked up on Special K and Crunchy Nut Cornflakes. Onto the internet I went, to www.kelloggs.co.uk/kickstart just to check out all the details. The general gist of the diet is that you eat two bowls of cereal with semi-skimmed milk a day and one mail balanced meal. You can even have your snacks and drinks as normal. I drank as normal, but I had no snacks, I really wanted this to work well for me! You can eat any variety of Special K (peach and apricot, red berries or original) or crunchy nut cornflakes. ?Do this for two weeks, and you could drop one full jeans size? is what they say. As long as your BMI is over 25, they diet should work for you. You can measure your BMI on the afore mentioned website. My BMI was 29 ? yeeks just one under obese! But, within two weeks that should drop! Well after two weeks of two bowls of cereal and an healthy balanced meal every day, no snacks and only drinking water and tea, I decided it was time to get on the scales. I put on a stone! You can not believe how deflated I feel! I starved on cereal and really put my mind into it to make myself hate c
hocolate and sweeties, and I put on a stone! My BMI is now 32 which takes my into the obese levels! I can?t believe it! And it wasn't just me, my partner who did it too put on half a stone and was a skinny stick to begin with! The only thing I can think of is that the fact I have just had a baby has not helped matters, but I don?t see why! To see if this diet works for you, the only way is to try it! But for me it was the biggest waste of time and money and I am now seriously p-ed off! In my opinion, the kick start diet deserves a big kick up the bum!
I was on the Kellogg's Diet, and I personally feel it worked. It's hard to say exactly how much weight I did lose in the two weeks of dieting because I was also exercising. However, I was already exercising before I went on the diet. After two weeks I had lost a total of five pounds. Though that may not seem like much, I was able to fit into clothing very easily that had once become very snug. I also felt healthier and more energetic. My sleep even seemed more refreshing. I don't know if it was just the Kellogg's alone or not, but I felt better than I had in a while. Also, I read some people's reviews about how you cna use any Kellogg's cereal and eat any snacks. This is not true. If you read the box it says to eat Kellogg's Special K, Special K w/ berries, or Smart Start. It also says that you can eat snacks between meals, but only fresh fruits and vegetables. This is the diet I followed, and I feel it worked. In fact, I went off it for the summer, and I began eating unhealthy again. I decided to try it again, and I am already starting to feel better.
Well lets see now. I did this for around two weeks (i'm still doing it) I didn't follow it at weekends and did have a snack on the odd occation but IT STILL WORKED! When i started the diet i was 12st 11lbs.. not BIG i know but more than what i felt comfortoble in my self with. I took a half eaten box of ChocoFlakes to work one morning as it was just a half brained thought i had that i might try it. I thought i would feel hungry but infact.. i felt better than i had done before. I ate my bowl, drank my coffee and felt happy that i didnt want any more food.. no feeling of yurning or want.. Now see, i hadn't really ever eaten breakfast before but started of recent (well.. when i remember) becuase someone told me it was better that you did for a whole number of reasons. So, yeah.. i didnt even have the kellogs always for breakfast.. usealy just a slice of toast, then the kellogs at lunch and whatever at teastime.. i've lost 7lbs to date and i'm hoping it'll slowly but surly keep going down.. i went cloth shoppping the other day for a pair of jeans and found i could EASILY get back in to the size bellow hwta i had become used to buying. So, i recon this diet works.. of course you do have to "watch" what else you eat and ask you self "do i want that cuz i'm hungry.. or becuase its there / i'm borded / it tastes so good but you by noo means starve.. like i said.. i've been feeling better for it. Bob.
Given that you use skimmed milk- or at a push semi-skimmed this is going to work, and I found it did but probably the wrong reasons. Its working on the basis that if you replace two meals a day with cereal then you'll loose weight- this is basically due to the fact that a bowl of cereal is never going to be more than 200 calories- at a push giving you 400 calories a day- the loose weight rapidly a diet of 1000 calories a day is going to work- meaning that you can eat a sensible meal in the evening ( or whenever you chose to have your proper meal) of 600 calories and loose weight- which is the principle that Slim Fast follows too. Frankly any cereal will do-or am I just being cynical to the corporate companies. On the plus side- it give a definite structure and presuming that you don't have MASSIVE servings it works! Its really easy to follow and means that you don't need to dig out your calculator for those two meals. its a sensible idea and a healthy one at that compared to the farsical only eat broccoli stalks type!
AIM : To lose half a stone in time for my summer holiday. Day 1) I heard about the diet from a friend and decided to try to lose weight for summer. The diet consists of cereal for breakfast and lunch and a healthy dinner with no snacks in between. I decided to give it a go. The hardest part of the day was from lunch until dinner when I usually snack! Tummy rumbled a lot. Was unsure about continuing. Day 2) I lost 1lb, very happy, had my cereal for breakfast, everything went fine. Then my brother cooked chicken for lunch and went and bought biscuits for friends visiting my Father. Aghhh torture! My favourite shortbread biscuits compared to a measly bowl of cereal, suddenly my cereal didn't taste quite so nice . . . Day 3) Another pound lost, all biscuits gone before I had one for my after dinner treat, hmph. Am going to go for a walk today, I find that continously doing things take my mind off food. Day 4) Yet another pound lost and the needle wavered so I might have lost 2 pounds. Unbelievably I managed to eat yet another bowl of cereal. However by lunch time I was so hungry I ate a salad with toast vowing to have cereal for dinner. As you can imagine I never did. Conclusion : I managed to keep to the Kellogs diet for 4 days purely through determination. After stopping the diet I continued to just have healthy meals as I did for dinner like when I was on the diet. This proved better than the diet and I lost the weight I had aimed too in a shorter time span. NOTE : After 2 months I started a new diet, eating no carbs and eating lots of vegetables and fruit. At the moment I have lost close to half a stone and I'm still going!!!
I tried this diet because it sounded realy simple, easy to stick to and some of my friends had had good results. It was brilliant, a bowl of cereal with low fat milk for breakfast and lunch and then whatever you wanted for the other meal. In my first week I lost a total of 6lbs and a further 3 lbs the following week. Cornflakes are a bit boring on their own so I added a few coco pops in with mine for a bit more flavour!! I stayed on the diet for a while longer and the weight loss gets less but it is a good way of improving your eating habits and maintaining a more healtyhy diet. In ttal I lost just over half a stone and felt better in myself for doing it. I think anyone can stick to this as there is no calorie counting, weighing or measuring involved, it is really easy. This diet is also fairly cheap as you don't need any special diet foods - just any Kelloggs cereal. Although I thought this was excellent I felt a bit peckish at times when I first started this, but that feeling does go and if you are hungary you can always have fruit or the odd bit of chocolate for a treat!
I tried the two weeks kellogs diet. I enjoyed the experience but didn't lose any weight. It did stop me from munching during the day though. I found I was not so hungry and therefore didn't need to snack. The cereals were very tasty and filled me up adequeatly until it was time to eat again. The variety was what I enjoyed about the diet. Just a shame I didn't lose any weight. surely if the diet was for longer then in the end you would start losing weight!
Well, I didn't think I'd make it, but I did! I had a fortnight to go, before going to my sister-in-law to be's wedding. I'd tried on 3 seperate outfits (as you do) and none seemed to fit comfortably. My husband came home from work and told me about a Kelloggs Cornflakes Diet people at work were trying, so I thought I'd give it a go. I usually go on the Miami Heart Diet for 3 days if I want to lose a bit of weight, but it is really strict and sometimes, well, you just gotta let yourself go haven't you? Anyway, all that it involved was having a bowl of cornflakes with low fat milk for breakfast and a bowl of cereal (whichever/except sugar puffs etc) for lunch or tea, but you can have whatever you want for the other meal! Yes, it worked, I lost 8lbs in the fortnight! OK, so I may have cut down on the chocolate a little, but still had the odd kebab or so along the way. I will try it again as a long term diet if need be, as it really wasn't that difficult to stick to, and I reaped the rewards!
I have just read some opinions about diets , I hate that word dont you , it brings to mind tastless food, starvation and being miserable because you feel restricted over what you can and cant eat. I prefer to use the word healthy eating, if you have got a few pounds to lose dont bother with any of these QUICK WEIGHT LOSS diets , yeah you will lose weight but it wont be body fat you lose, its more likely you will lose water and muscle tissue , plus once you have finished the diet the weight will go back on. You need to think about a change in lifestyle an equal balance of healthy eating and exercise. Eat a variety of foods that are low in fat, eat carbohydrates such as bread, pasta, grains including breakfast cereal, these all act as fuel for the body as petrol does to a car. Eat protein for growth and repair, and yes eat a small amount of fat to give you energy. Combine a nutritional healthy diet with some cardiovascular work and you cant go wrong, but in order for you to lose weight you have to burn off more calories than you consume.