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19 Jan, 2014 10:49 AM

After someone has been on the rosedale diet for a while and therefore has become a fat burner if he allows himself a cheat meal will it automatically bring him back to being a sugar burner?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 19 Jan, 2014 12:35 PM

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    Greetings cassandrakfoury

    I don't have the scientific terms to explain it so I will take the following approach.

    My Opinion:   It's like crossing the street in front of oncoming traffic, you may get away with it a few times, you will become comfortable with it, slowly your caution/resolve will be compromised and before you realize it you have been ran over. This is rather simplistic but this type of compromising will eventually weaken you.

    In your question I sense there are doubts, so I ask you to ask yourself, what do I really want to do about my long term health, this is what it boils down to...


  2. 2 Posted by cassandrakfoury on 19 Jan, 2014 04:42 PM

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    Hey ken, thanks for your answer but that's not actually my question. See I understand what you're saying but my doubts are actually on the long term effects of the diet. You see I've only been on the diet for about 2 weeks and am still discovering but I've been on many other diets and every time I immediately put the weight back on because of one or two wrong meals so I was wondering if this time it would be the same, it's not that I'm going to get back to totally eating wrong it's just that I don't want to think that hey you're wasting your time because if you go wrong one time you'll be back to where you started.
    I'm still trying to figure things out for the diet that's why I may seem doubtful.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 19 Jan, 2014 06:55 PM

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    Hi cassandrakfoury

    I assumed you had been on the diet for quite sometime..

    It would depend on how long you have been on the diet. It does take awhile for the body to get adjusted well in burning fat... One time would probably not throw you out of fat burning mode - it will be somewhat different for each person.. However, I sure would be diligent about not getting into a "cheat day mode rational". It is easy to rationalize when tempted, especially during the holidays and other family or friend type events.

    Dr. Ron wants folks to be really diligent in following the plan, especially the first 3 to 4 months even though one may be in fat burning mode.

    Wishing you the best of health & hang in there you can do this..


  4. 4 Posted by Gunnar on 20 Jan, 2014 02:47 PM

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    What happens when cheating is that you will raise the insulin level and also stop the fat burning of food and fat deposits for up to 4 days. Allmost no ketones generated during that period. Cheating once a week would be really bad for you. Just don't do it if you have problems with the blood sugar levels.

  5. 5 Posted by cassandrakfoury on 20 Jan, 2014 03:30 PM

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    Oh okay thank you ken I appreciate your help.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Ken on 20 Jan, 2014 06:29 PM

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    You're welcome cassandrakfoury - glad to be of help..


  7. 7 Posted by cassandrakfoury on 24 Jan, 2014 04:49 AM

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    Hey gunnar, see I don't plan/want to cheat each week that's not what I am saying, my question is if I every once in a while (on a special occasion or so) deviate from the diet will it get me back to where I started? Now I don't have blood sugar problems so that's not a problem and from what I understood if I do cheat I won't be burning fat for 4 days but after that I will go back to burning it? And exercising helps right?

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