I've been losing about a pound per day by slightly changing my diet and switching from soda to bottled water plus ZipFizz.
First, a little about me. I'm a computer security professional, and rarely have time to leave my desk. I don't exercise nearly as often as I should (barely ever), simply because I don't have the time.
For about a month now, I've changed my diet to try to lose weight, and it's working! I recently started tracking my weight, and I'm losing about a pound per day.
I'm not going to lie, ZipFizz is not some miracle drug or anything of the sort...I did have to alter my diet as well as switch to ZipFizz.
My diet before ZipFizz:
I never have time to eat breakfast in the morning, because I've got to get to work and don't have time. Because of this, I normally eat lunch around 11 am.
To keep me going during the day, I drink a lot of caffeine. I was drinking two 20 oz sodas during the work day. That's 550 calories, and 156g of carbohydrates. That's 50% of your daily allowance for carbohydrates for a 2,000 calorie diet!
On top of all this, I normally eat a microwave meal at about 400 calories, 41 carbohydrates. I usually have a bag of chips with my meal, so that's 160 more calories and 15g more carbohydrates. Sometimes I'll even eat a mid-afternoon snack, doubling those values.
So, totaling all this up, I've consumed BEFORE I go home for dinner:
1270 calories (63.5% of daily allowance for 2,000 calorie diet)
212g carbohydrates (70% of daily allowance for 2,000 calorie diet)
Then when I got home, I would eat a large dinner with my wife, drink MORE soda, and greatly exceed the number of calories, carbs, and sugars I should be taking in.
I still don't have time to eat breakfast, so I still eat lunch around 11 am.
I switched from 2 sodas per day to 2 ZipFizz with bottled water per day. That's 20 calories, and 4 carbohydrates total. But I've still got the same amount of energy, and can keep going all day long without feeling tired.
I switched my microwave dinners to something with less calories, 350 calories instead of 550, but more carbohydrates (55g). I cut out the the bag of chips with my meal.
Finally, I eliminated my afternoon snack and replaced it with "chewable adult multivitamins" which look like gummy bears, and taste "decent". These have 50 calories, 11g carbohydrates.
Update: Added nutritional information for the multivitamins.
So now, during the day I'm consuming the following:
420 calories (21% of daily allowance for 2,000 calorie diet)
71g carbohydrates (24% of daily allowance for 2,000 calorie diet)
And the best part about it is, I haven't had to change how much I exercise or how much I eat for dinner. The only change I've made in the evenings is switching to diet soda instead of regular.
The weight loss has been slow but steady, and I feel healthier.
I encourage you to give ZipFizz a try as an alternative to coffee or soda, especially if you need to lose some weight.
You probably are questioning if ZipFizz paid me to type this blog post. They didn't. Ask them.
I wrote this blog post because like many people in the IT field, I have a weight problem, and I want to do something about it. I want to help others do something about it.
Disclaimer: I'm not a physician, this is not medical advice, not responsible for what you do with this information. Consult a doctor before making serious changes in your diet.