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I'm guessing the drops did nothing and it was the significant reduction in calories / day. Burn more calories in a day then you consume = weight lose. Congrats and good luck maintaining your new weight.
Ayy man congrats on losing the weight, it will be really nice for the summer time.
Have you considered what your going to do when your done with the diet?
My parents did this diet and they lost a bunch of weight fast, but my dad lost alot of stregth in the gym, and when they were done the weight came right back faster then they lost it.
Diets like these seem to work for the meen time, but a majority of the weight your losing is about 1/2 or 2/3 muscle, with only 500 calories your metabolism is burning through those calories like crazy, and will eventualy tap in to your muscles for more energy. As soon as your off the diet the weight will come back just as easy as it came off.
Diets arent the best way to go through life trust me, the best way is just live a healthy life style this may take a while longer, but the results will last longer, excersize and eat healthy whole foods, this includes
-Lots of veggies,
-Whole wheat breads, pastas, brown rice, and oatmeal
-Plenty of fruit
-Lean Protein (Chicken, Turkey, Fish and lean Beef)
-Avoid any added sugars
-Also drink a ton of water and avoid any juices or pops
Now im no expert, but this has worked for me very well, I lost about 10 pounds of fat, and put on ten pounds of muscle, went from a keg to a defined 6 pack. Also lots of cardio will help, and if you are at a caloric deficit by the end of the day, lets say by about 200 or 500 calories you could see a loss of 1lb of fat a week.
This dude has some great advice. http://scoobysworkshop.com/