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by ecorazzicontributor
Categories: Healthy Living, Lifestyle
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I have followed Kirstie Alley‘s diet roller coaster with a fervor that should be reserved for things that actually matter, but when I heard she had created an all-organic weight loss program, I had to prod further.

So, “Organic Liason” is an internet-based company that claims to be the first USDA certified organic weight loss brand. It focuses on using organic weight loss elixirs (including a colon cleanser, green tea supplement, and nighttime relaxer), eating organic and chemical free meals, and tracking what you eat. Once you’ve signed up some of the features that you’ll gain access to are a menu planner, organic recipes, an organic network locator— so you can find healthy supermarkets near you, organic tips and tricks, and a “chubby buddy” (aka another dieter to vent to).

Kirstie claims on the website that she was looking for a system that would “improve my and my kids health” and that this system targets hunger and cravings. And, if you’ve been watching Dancing With the Stars then you know how much weight Kirstie has lost (though, admittedly, a large part of that is likely from the increased activity).

I am all for living organic and eating organic, but diets to me always seem a bit like a bad idea. What do you all think, is this a safe way to lose weight?

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  • Paul

    It really depends on how you “define” diet as to whether or not it’s a bad idea. Extremely restrictive diets are a bad idea as they are unsustainable, and usually cause the participant to lose as much lean tissue as fat. This is never a good idea, since lean muscle contributes to your overall metabolic rate – when the dieter begins eating normally again, the weight will come on faster than ever since s/he has less “active” tissue than s/he did prior to beginning the diet.

    BTW, I get the whole “organic” thing; it’s a nice differentiating point to market your product, and organic products are certainly all the rage these days. But a calorie is a calorie, regardless of its source; over-consume them, and you’ll gain weight. Consume less than you need, and you’ll lose.