An update on the diet

My diet continues successfully: I have lost 11.2 lbs in 3 weeks time (that’s over 5kg). However, there was an emerging problem: I started having an involuntary muscle twitch (”tick”) on Friday. I couldn’t get rid of it. A quick search online revealed that very low calorie diets (aka VLCD) require vitamin supplements of at least potassium and magnesium. So we drove to the store and we got 4 bottles of vitamins — vitamins that I am missing with this kind of diet: fiber, magnesium, potassium and a multi-vitamin one. Needless to say, the muscle tick dissapeared just half an hour after taking the K,19 & Mg,12 vitamin pills.

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vince wrote on June 19th, 2006 at 10:56 AM PST:

Try eating a banana..

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Eugenia wrote on June 19th, 2006 at 11:04 AM PST:

Indeed, bananas have lots of potassium. But they also have 110 calories. :D
While on a VLCD, bananas and apples are out of the question… I eat a sugar-free applesauce every now and then though (just 60 cals per cup).

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