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So why do YOU think he lost all the weight?

Grandpa got into a vitamin business. He is on a weight loss program. He eats nothing but vitamins (like a huge handful every meal) with some nutritional powder drinks (also part of the business) & maybe a few serving a fruit a day.. He also walks on the treadmill 3miles a day! He spends ALOT of money weekly on the vitamins..

Wouldnt he lose the same amount of weight if he just ate Fruit/Veggies all day & continued the 3 miles a day?!

His old diet was generally bad. Alot of fastfood/restaurant.


Asked by MommaTasha1003 at 12:17 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Sounds like your grandpa has gone anorexic. The vitamins are keeping him alive but have some blood work done on him. I bet his hormones and stuff are off. With out any cholesterol he can't make hormones. That will eventually hurt his hart.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 12:30 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • he lost the weight because he is NOT eating......his body is not hurting because he is taking enough vitamins to cut out food....but eventually his body will suffer because your body does need a certain amount of fat in its diet....he is playing a tricky game....i the exercise is good. but literally living off pills is not....IMO

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 12:20 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • um, sounds like starvation to me

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 12:18 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • We all are very worried about him. But he "feels the best he's ever felt".. And he also thinks he is making money & this is gonna be his money maker :( ..... Im worried in the end they will be broke & in bad health...
    Its like he is totally brainwashed & doesnt want to listen to what anyone says! And now he does seem to be getting cranky (hmm wonder why!) ...
    Just hoping this all passes soon! But that wont change what this may have done to his health & his bank account!

    Comment by MommaTasha1003 (original poster) at 12:42 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • What company is it hat he is getting it all from? This just sounds scary to me I would be worried too! If he had just changed to healthier meal options and portions then yes he would have lost weight in a healty way.

    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 1:48 AM on Jul. 8, 2010