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post #101 of 291 Old 02-23-2012, 02:53 PM
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LetAGrlShowU - don't despair. The best thing for you to do is to try and eat something with good protein in it for breakfast - the most important meal of your day. The fruits that you mention are mostly very high in sugars which will give your body a quick fix and if you are not doing much exercise will add to weight rather than help reduce it.

Have you ever tried the meal replacers - I've found these really good. I have one for breakfast and lunch made with whole milk. For snacks I have a cheese slice - handily wrapped so greaat to grab and go. Again they are high protein with a few carbs as well.

I also sometimes have a cup of instant soup - I go for the ones that are basic - no croutons etc and add a can of tuna or chicken to the soup - makes it just that more satisfying without adding too many calories/carbs.

My evening meal is lean meat - salad veges such as lettuce, cucumber, radishes, watercress and some 'Real MAyonaise' which is zero carbs! I may also sprinkle Morrocan seasoning on and in things to spice them up.

Visit the Atkins website as they have some really yummy recipes that can really liven up mealtime.
This chart helps with understanding the levels of carbs in some of the fruit and veges we like I copied and pasted it into a Word document and then went through and deleted the really high level carb foods, then the ones I didn't like and what was left I knew I could chose. I take it shopping with me and check it when I'm buying food.

Carbohydrate Chart

I've lost 22lbs since just before Xmas and feel so much more motivated to exercise. I've even just bought a bicycle so I can cycle to the paddock.
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post #102 of 291 Old 02-23-2012, 03:15 PM
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Do you lose weight on it? This is the one Jennifer Aniston is supposedly on...
Yes I lose weight on it. Weight loss is not rapid (which I have always been told slow weight loss is healthier than fast) and I actually see it in how my clothes fit before it shows on the scale, but I tend to lose 0.5-1.5 lbs per week since starting it.

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post #103 of 291 Old 02-23-2012, 03:20 PM
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Do you use the fish oil and the polyphinolwatchyamacallits? I just looked up that site... thinking about ordering the book.

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FOMHLMAO I was just about to google this polyphinolwatchyamacallits
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post #105 of 291 Old 02-23-2012, 03:46 PM
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FOMHLMAO I was just about to google this polyphinolwatchyamacallits

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post #106 of 291 Old 02-23-2012, 06:02 PM
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I went through a few gimiky diet plans, meals, shakes and pills before it dawned on me. i lost and then gained it back. Even though I was fairly active, ate healthy and avoided bad foods and consumed the recomended amount of calories, I got this way because my lifestyle/eating habits are not right for MY body. I started researching nutrition and have changed the way I eat, how I look at protein and carbs, and what activities I do. I now do more physical activities with my friends and family. I do half an hour of yoga after work and i ride as often as possible. I lost 4lb's in the first 4 days.
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post #107 of 291 Old 02-23-2012, 06:45 PM
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BlueSpark thats great. I to have found that my body adores carbs and will hang on to every little bit and make me doepey and my mind fuggy in the process.

Since reducing the carbs - removing all bread, pasta and potatoes from my diet I have so much more energy and my mind is clear. It's great - I even pruned the barberry bush - in the poring rain the other day! It's sown itself between the barn and the wash bay and was stabbing me and horse everytime we used it.

In the past I'd have looked at it and thought - wait for a better day when its not pouring. I've been puilling weeds and started on the poor negllected garden - once my pride and joy but left to go wild as I got heavier and slower.
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post #108 of 291 Old 02-23-2012, 07:15 PM
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Do you use the fish oil and the polyphinolwatchyamacallits? I just looked up that site... thinking about ordering the book.
LOL - I use the fish oil - but just the stuff I buy at my local store. I think walmart had a sale of 2 bottles for $6 last time I was there. I haven't tried the polyphenols and really - if you are eating a variety of veggies and fruits you are going to get a good amount of them already from your diet.

I really don't like how the website is set up - it focuses much more on "zoneFast" and pushing their products. It wasn't like that the very first time I was introduced to the zone and so I am still sticking with the "zone classic" version and getting all my foods form my local grocery.

Which book are you looking at getting? I have The Zone Collection which combines 3 books - a week in the zone, mastering the zone, and zone recipes. You can't buy the collection together anymore but sometimes you can find it used. I love it because it does provide a lot of recipes and I also use the zone classic recipes on the site to fill out my choices - not to mention using the basic hand-eye method for some meals. Lots of choices.

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I am 100% crazy about dr oz. Sooo many tips about what helps to boost metabolism, mine is slow as dirt.
Be careful with soups they are looooaaddddeeeded with sugar and sodium. I was cutting meals and eating "healthy" brands and packing it on.
Today was stressful so I ate me some comfort food. I feel totally gross but comfy!

Lost two lbs so far this week!
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post #110 of 291 Old 02-23-2012, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by LetAGrlShowU View Post
I am very disappointed in my goals this week. I have been on a very strict diet since Feb 8. I have cut 99% of carbs out of my life (i eat the rice in my soup and quaker crackers as a snack), and this is what my regiment has been:

Breakfast- bottle of water and fruit (pear,apple, banana,orange)
snack- nuts or quaker crackers
lunch- soup, or tuna or leane cousine
dinner- salad and protein (chicken, fish, meat)

I have only lost 2 lbs since Feb 8th! Iwasnt even ganinig when i ate everything i wanted. What gives??? It really burst my bubble to have waited to weigh in and saw VERY little weight loss with very heavy effort!
Hey there LetAGrlShowU, that really sucks when it feels like your doing every thing right but seem to be achieving nothing. Don't despair, don't give up.

You may be in a plateau phase of weight loss, I really don't like it when I plateau. It is the hardest time to stay motivated. The other thing is that maybe your actually not eating enough food. I have read that bodies can go into starvation mode. In fact some over weight people, the LAST people that you would expect to have this problem, because of their extremely poor diets, totally lacking in the nutrients the body needs to function properly, have bodies operating in starvation mode. I heard a theory and I really believe it, if your body is in starvation mode then there is no way you are going to lose weight.

According to books that I have read the way to get your body out of starvation mode ( if you think that could be the problem) is to get away from processed food as much as possible. Looking at what you are eating I would say that you are not giving your body what it needs. If the soup that you are eating is sachet or canned then while it is low calorie it is also low in nutrients. The same with lean cuisine, those types of meals are very processed and will not be giving your body what it needs.

I started a whole new way of eating 10 days ago. I read a book called Accidently Overweight by Dr Libby Weaver, she talks about the bio-mechanics of the human body and how important it is to eat in season fruit and veg as much as possible - fresh is best. As I said I started my weight loss journey proper ten days ago and I have lost 2.2 kg ( I know that the initial weight does fall off easy!). Whats more I am eating like a horse, a horse that eats lots of fresh fruit and veg. Another person is John Gabriel, he also espouses the value of fresh un- processed food. I really recommend that anyone who wants to understand how and why our bodies hold weight check out these two authors.

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