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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-05-03

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The Detroit Medical Center and
Northwest Ambulatory Services
are pleased to announce the association of

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Hemalata Reddy, M.D., Isabel Holland-Davis, M.D.
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not happy. And very hungry. And
very weak.
For the next 12 days, I was fas-
tidious in following the diet. I
charted every morsel (what little
there was), which consisted of two
proteins, two vegetables, three
fruits (by 6 p.m.), three starches,
4 ounces of skim milk, 112 tsp.
Morton's Lite Salt, two MWL nu-
trients a day ($3-$7/day for nutri-
ents) and one MWL vitamin
($10/bottle for 30 tablets).
I was ravenous. I felt com-
pletely deprived and lost all en-
thusiasm for eating. Three fruits
by 6 p.m.? Can't I just substitute
one little pack of peanut M&Ms
instead? And during those 12
days, I fluctuated up and down be-
tween 115 and 116 1/2 pounds.
For this much suffering, shouldn't
I be losing any more weight? I'm
starving ...
took a road trip to University
of Michigan Medical Center
Preventive Cardiology Services
at MedSport in Ann Arbor. I
met with Kathy Rhodes, Ph.D., a
registered dietitian.
Prior to our visit, I faxed Ms.
Rhodes my daily intake to be com-
puter analyzed at MedSport. The
(undercover) MWL diet I was fol-
lowing was based on 1,100-1,200
calories per day, which broke
down to: 40 percent protein, 28
percent carbohydrates, and 33
percent fat.
Ms. Rhodes advised that most
active women, if they have to mon-
itor their calories, should not go
lower than 1,500 calories per day

I

(1,800 for men). She recommends
a "diet" consisting of 20 percent
protein, 55-60 percent carbohy-
drates, 20-25 percent fat.
She analyzed Day 12 of my diet:
573 calories!
"The (Medical Weight Loss
Diet) is low in carbohydrates,
which forces your body to use pro-
tein and fat stores (ketosis). It's
tricking your body to act the way
it's not supposed to, causing you
to lose fluid and, therefore, into
quick weight loss. "
"They're not teaching you to
work with regular foods from the
grocery stores and restaurants ...
It's not so much the weight, it's the
body composition — how much
body fat you have. I believe in ad-
equate protein, more carbohy-
drates and low fat," added Ms.
Rhodes.
I do too. So, 16 days later,
weight at 114 1/2 (for one day
only), I quit. Back to the land of
the eating.
Jim Lipson of West Bloomfield,
on the other hand, is a diehard
Medical Weight Losser.
At the time of this interview,
Lipson had lost 87 pounds.
"Knowing that I have to weigh
in three times a week has forced
me not to cheat.
"I'm proud that I haven't gained
any weight ... I just mentally made
up my mind that I'm not going
down that road again-, I'm too old,"
says the 48-year-old.
So am I.
P.S.: I've gained back all but one
pound ...



A Slow Death
To QuickTrim!

Some advice: Lose the flab some other way.

RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER

C

all me complacent, but I re-
ally don't care about losing
weight. Five pounds. OK. I
guess that couldn't hurt.
But fad diets? No thanks. The idea
of self-deprivation is about as tan-
talizing as tuna fish with green
peppers — for breakfast.
I'm 129 pounds, 5-feet-5 1/2-
inches tall. Not skinny, not fat.
But I'm happy, and that's atypi-
cal in this universe of wish-I-were-
thinner women in their 20s.
Alas, my reporter's instinct has
gotten the better of me, as has Cy-
bergenics QuickTrim. I've decid-
ed to see if the much-trumpeted
plan really works. Can I, an av-
erage-weight, reasonably active
individual look "camera perfect"
in just 14 days?
Weight — and see.
QuickTrim bans sweets, dairy
products, fruits and bread. Even
rice cakes are off-limits. Plain, no-
fat yogurt? Ha. Don't even think
about it! This plan requires me to

measure my celery. No more than

a cup of veggies per meal. Gi re me
a break.
Ali, the break QuickTrim-style.
On four of the diet's 14 days, I may
consume a plain baked potato or
small portions of oatmeal. Less lib-
ertine menus entail the torture
I've yet to describe.
Read on, if you're brave. But
please, please, please digest one
bit of advice: Lose the flab some
other way. This QuickTrim busi-
ness is tough to stomach.

Day One

Morning: I awaken, take a
QuickTrim pre-exercise pill, work
out for 30 minutes, take a Quick-
Trim pre-meal pill, sit down to a
breakfast that consists of three
ounces of tuna fish in water, one
cup of diced green pepper and
black coffee.
Mid-morning: Mmm. I con-
sume three more ounces of tuna
fish and a cup of water.

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