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Can the Special K diet really work?

Can the Special K diet really work?

Yes: If you follow it, and limit calories as suggested, you should lose weight. Eating less calories than needed, wheither thru slim fast or special k will work if you follow it as outlined. ...Read more

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I want to do the Special K challenge, but what is it?

I want to do the Special K challenge, but what is it?

See the special K: website for details. If is a diet plan using Special K products. You also need to exercise. ...Read more

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How much Special K cereal should you eat for the Special K diet?

How much Special K cereal should you eat for the Special K diet?

45 grams per bowl: Eat one bowl or 45 grams of special k with half a cup of low fat milk for breakfast and then eat a second one for either your lunch or dinner. This is done for two weeks. ...Read more

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I have been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

I have been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

Vary it up: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What to do if i've been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

What to do if i've been running 35 minutes a day and on this "special k diet" but nothing seems to be working?

Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Is the Special K diet safe for your kidneys?

Is the Special K diet safe for your kidneys?

Yes.: There is no issue, unless you already have significant renal problems. ...Read more

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If i eat the "special k" cereal for only breakfast will i lose weight?

If i eat the "special k" cereal for only breakfast will i lose weight?

See below: Each pound of weight has 3600 calories in it. To lose weight you must lose then 3600 calories to lose 1 pound your specil k can tell you how many calories that you are eating-but you do not say what else you are eating throughout the day-so whether are losing weight or not is dependent on the number of calories you consume per day vs the number expended and on the average that is 1800-200 per da. ...Read more

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5'3 165lbs on the Special K diet, want to weigh 120 lbs. How many calories a day do I need to achieve this goal in about 2 months. Hardly excercise?

5'3 165lbs on the Special K diet, want to weigh 120 lbs. How many calories a day do I need to achieve this goal in about 2 months. Hardly excercise?

Not advised: Dropping 25% of your body weight in two months with diet alone is going to be next to impossible and even if with exercise quite a challenge. These fad diets are usually just that. You would be better off looking at starting to eat healthy and do regular exercise 2-3 days per week for one hour. This will result in weight loss that is permanent rather than caused by a quick weight loss diet. ...Read more

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Can I drink Special K protein drinks while pregnant?

Can I drink Special K protein drinks while pregnant?

There is nothing in: Special K protein drinks that would be harmful to a growing fetus. However, they aren't a substitute for a well balanced diet. Substituting a protein shake for one meal a day or using it as a supplement (like a snack) once a day shouldn't be a problem. However, if you have any health problems like kidney disease or gestational diabetes, talk with your OB first. ...Read more

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Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

Is Special K protein drink good for a diabetic meal?

No: Food, in restricted amounts, is much better for meals than any shake, drink, supplement or substitute -- no matter whether you have diabetes or not. These meal replacements are only an attempt to make money on products that have no use. ...Read more