“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
If you are contemplating this you must not have any dairy allergies or intolerances. it makes me ill thinking about it. I will read up! good luck
It's never good to consume only 1 type of protein source, ie. the early ketogenic diets that only had milk casein... People died of renal and cardiac problems. You can also become sensitive to lactose in the same way people have with consuming just egg whites
Now 10-14 days won't do that but why restrict all food groups without any studied benefit.
Hacks seem to be the only things that work for me anymore - protein sparing modified fast, potato fast, but not high fat (I gained on Kwasniewski's Optimal Diet after an initial loss--I abandoned it finally after gaining 10 pounds of solid fat - this was not bloating, it was like concrete). I lost most of my weight just plain eating low carb, but the last 45 pounds had to come off with extraordinary measures.
Fortunately, eating paleo, so far, keeps me from gaining weight when I return to eating. My co-workers are always thinking I'm going to gain it back when they see my methods. No flour, sugar, oil is the key for me to keep from gaining. Losing without a lot of suffering is perplexing.
I'm all for mono-dieting for short-term bursts of weight loss.
Just to be clear too, I did this first because it was making me feel so good that I started pushing other foods out. I wasn't trying to do a crazy mono diet in hopes of tons of weight loss, though I did welcome the loss. I don't remember how much I drank, but I wasn't stuffing myself or restricting. It was back when I would gain even on a very low cal diet though and eating anything close to what my maintenance was supposed to be felt like a ton. I don't think I can comment on whether calories with the milk made a difference because my metabolism was so wacky.
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Well, I've decided to give this a try just for the sake of science and curiosity.
My idea about most mono-food hacks is that they are basically a way of restricting calories through boredom. So I accept that. So, if you are going to get a restricted amount of calories, they should be well balanced with a lot of bio-available nutrition.
So far I am pleasantly surprised about the Milk Intervention. I have lost 7 pounds in two days. Before everybody says, "That is only water weight", remember that I am not someone transitioning from the SAD. I have lived in ketosis for a long time.
Richard's plan was three pints of whole unpasteurized milk a day plus one pint of kefir with a little fruit added and one of kombucha. I have found that I am not hungry for the third pint of milk so I've only been doing two. Yes, this is a very low level of calories. Depending on the fruit, somewhere around 1100/day.
But I'm not hungry and I have absolutely no desire to eat other stuff. And I feel energetic and generally awesome.
I think I am going to make myself have the third pint anyway starting today to slow this down a bit.
Updates to follow.