I’ve been scale shy ever since and just decided to count calories and workout again, I also waitress sometimes to jobs in one day and would count those steps. So, for 45 days straight I followed a 1,338 calorie diet and I would be a little under most days including my workouts and steps at work, and some days I was over by 400 or 500 calories from taking a rest day. And I just got weighed, after 45 days I thought I would weigh less. I have no idea how to approach this to get to my goal of 140 lbs. While U.S. News notes you may lose weight on the diet, it may be tough to stick with, and isn’t safe for people with diabetes and heart disease. This diet has no research to support its benefits, and revolves around eating plain cabbage soup three times daily, plus other foods on certain days of the diet.