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Unread 07-20-2014, 11:48 AM   #1
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Miso Soup Diet?

So the in 18 days, is it safe to start a miso soup diet? I need to wear a bodysuit but I am unsure if it will work in time. My mom said that I should not cosplay wearing a suit if I dont look good. Is this a safe way?
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Unread 07-20-2014, 12:05 PM   #2
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What's the miso soup diet? I'm mostly asking out of curiosity, because 18 days isn't enough time to do much with *any* regimen and "magic" weight-loss foods are universally bunk.

More importantly, your mom can stuff it. There's no reason you shouldn't cosplay wearing a suit if you want to. Your mom's idea of "looking good" may not be reasonable or healthy for you, or even acheivable--keep your own body in mind.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 12:06 PM   #3
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Miso soup diet is pretty much where you only eat miso soup
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Unread 07-20-2014, 12:11 PM   #4
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Jesus shit, no. No NO. Don't do that, holy fucking balls what the hell is whoever came up with that even on. Don't do that. That diet is, to put it nicely, dumb as fuck.

Miso is great shit but it's very high-sodium and there's tons of stuff your body needs that it doesn't have. Even with tofu and seaweed in it. And don't think you can make up for all that with a multivitamin, either. No. Bad plan, do not do.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 04:50 PM   #5
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Sounds like a cabbage soup diet to me. Yeah, you can lose weight on those, but you can't eat nothing but miso soup the rest of your life. Once you go back to normal food, most people not only regain all the weight they lost but gain more back. Not to mention, miso is very high in sodium, which will make you hold more water. That can make you look bigger even though you've lost weight.

So, yeah, I wouldn't do it. As long as you like how you look in the suit, it doesn't matter what anyone else says, even your mom.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 05:09 PM   #6
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That's a really bad idea. Not only is it unhealthy to eat that much, (all that sodium!) but if you eat too much of one thing and nothing else, your body will reject it and you'll just puke it all back up.
You may love miso soup, but I guarantee that you eat that much, you won't want to touch it again for a LONG time, if ever. Back when my grandpa was in WW2, he was so sick of the canned food he had to eat every day, his body still rejected certain foods for decades after the war was over.
Also, miso won't provide the healthy amount of calories and nutrients that you need to get through the day and keep your body working healthy. A thin soup like miso doesn't make a very sustaining or nutritious meal. You'll get sick much easier, be more tired, not be able to retain information well, won't have any energy, and it won't be fun.
Also, if you diet in an unhealthy way it can ruin your metabolism for life. My friend's mom used to be anorexic, but ever since rehab her body has basically been stuck on "famine mode", so it retains every calorie it can. She's quite obese now, and there's virtually no way she can drop any weight.
Don't listen to your mom. I'm sure you'll look fine just the way you are.
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About the most terrible idea possible
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Unread 07-20-2014, 06:37 PM   #8
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Where did you hear about this? I'm having trouble finding anything about a miso soup only diet.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 07:56 PM   #9
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a friend told me about it =/ as well

http://benefitsofmiso.wordpress.com/...ing-miso-soup/
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Unread 07-20-2014, 08:37 PM   #10
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Miso soup is good, and it can be a great addition to your diet.

It should NOT BE THE ONLY THING YOU'RE EATING. o3o
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Unread 07-20-2014, 09:21 PM   #11
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I'm posting from a more neutral point of view, and experience. I work out exclusively for aesthetics, not to be healthy (though that's sort of a side effect of working out), so I know where you're coming from.


Soup-only diets work for temporary weight loss, but in your case, it's probably not a good idea. It's extremely similar to fasting, but requires less discipline. Your energy levels will drop when you start the diet, increase as you adapt to it, and then drop again as your body starts trying to preserve energy. You'll very likely be in the latter low energy period at the end of the 18 days.

The point of a soup-only diet is that you can drink soup whenever you're hungry. Others have mentioned the sodium content, but you can find low sodium miso soup (~200 mg sodium), which would allow you to have 10-15 cups before the amount of sodium becomes an issue. You would need a good multivitamin to make up for the nutrient deficiency.
And yes, multivitamins can and do compensate for lack of nutrients; see bodybuilders who subsist on a diet consisting only of chicken, beef, brown rice, and protein powder for months at a time.

With that said, a soup-only diet will burn away any muscle mass you may have. Muscle burns more calories than fat, so when you come off the diet, you'll likely end up fatter than you were when you started.

If you really care about how you look in your costume, I would do something else and hold this costume off for another time, when you're slimmer. There's no (legal and safe) way to dramatically lose body fat, without compromising your energy levels and regaining the weight after.


I understand everyone wants to take a 'cosplay for fun, don't care what other people think' stance, but you have to realize that some people only cosplay because they like the attention.

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Unread 07-20-2014, 11:16 PM   #12
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for 18 days? I fasted for 10 days as you lose a dramatic amount of weight..
But most of it is water weight!
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Unread 07-21-2014, 12:16 AM   #13
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I fasted for 10 days
*headdesk*

OP, don't do this either.
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*headdesk*

OP, don't do this either.
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I am with Mangochutney. These fad diets do not work, and they can wreck havoc on your body. Plus, when you stop, you're going to balloon back to your previous size and more, as your body will rebel.
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