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SUNNYSAPPHIRE SparkPoints: (9)
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1/23/13 2:49 P

Her support consists of a Facebook page, which really isn't that helpful. I hope she does a Plan discussion forum.

https://www.facebook.com/TheLynGenetPlana>

Edited by: SUNNYSAPPHIRE at: 1/23/2013 (14:49)
PHOBIEP Posts: 2
1/23/13 12:54 P

thanks for the reply. I'm not seeing a link for support on her site. Am I missing something?


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1/23/13 12:21 P

I'm so excited for Chicken tonight!!!

TERRY913 SparkPoints: (54)
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1/23/13 11:05 A

I ended up chopping the kale in really small pieces, mixing with the rice, and adding the sauce. I think it was so much better that way.

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1/23/13 9:59 A

Mountain Lady- I'm also on Day 3 today. Yesterday was soooooo much better. I didn't eat the soup b/c I think I really dislike Ginger. I'm going to try the spicy soup today to see how it goes.

As for the Spicy Coco sauce...I don't really like it. I was so excited to eat brown rice last night...I was really craving some sort of carbs.

Also....I'm a horse lover as well! I'll update my profile pic to include a pic of my mare. :)

MOUNTAINLADY12 SparkPoints: (16)
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1/23/13 7:44 A

I'm on day three. I felt great. But on day two I ate some of the spicy coco sauce which was totally delicious. However I noticed the symptoms: I wanted to keep tasting the sauce. I started to really long for dinner when I could have it on my sauted Kale. Cravings are a flag that something is not a good food for me. Then my nose got stuffy, my eyes got blurry. After day one I lost 1.8 pounds. Today I did not lose anything. So I do feel confirmed that I had an allergic reaction to the coconut or the brown sugar in it.. I ate only a few tablespoons of it.
this is a fabulous program. I immediately felt I had to do it because it confirmed what I already knew about my body: I have alot of reactions to different foods. ONe of them is inflammation. I can exercise and then gain weight because I ate one food that causes water retention. Being off salt has been great. Drinking all this water is hard but I immediately felt the difference. 3 weeks ago I gave up all wheat products: I got energy, clear head, no depression or anxiety. Better sleep.

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1/22/13 6:03 P

The cleanse ended with a dinner I loved! Chicken and roasted veggies. Now on to part 2 and testing. For those just starting and struggling, you will get through the cleanse. Good luck with your adventure.

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1/22/13 2:33 P

I looked through the Kindle edition and found where you add the potato. I became confused when I went to the the Lyn-Genet site and found potato at the top on the menu online for day three. It is under the tab, The Book and sub-tab Tips for book readers.
Right now, I am having a hard time, I woke up achy and shaky, but that is suppose to pass.
Good luck to you. I personally cannot wait to add other vegetables. The ones I like emoticon !

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1/22/13 12:55 P

Hi Phobie- you might want to contact the support team on the Lyn-Gen website. I don't know anything about the HcG diet.

Terri- I also have the kindle version of the book so if you find out any additoinal info let me know.

As for me....today is going so much better. I just ate my salad and 1/2 apple for lunch. Instead of saving the sunflower seeds for dinner I put them on my salad. It was actually good.

Just hoping this will be a long term solution for me. :)

PHOBIEP Posts: 2
1/22/13 11:44 A

I would like some input as to whether this diet would help me or not. I did hcg several times and have completely changed the way I eat. For the last three years, i drink 1/2 my weight in water, I have had no cokes, rarely eat white flour or sugar, rarely eat grains, no processed foods, go easy on dairy, etc. For the most part, I eat low carb about 85% of the time and allow myself indulgences when we eat out about once every two weeks. I have, for the most part, maintained my weight and because of the hcg diet have already been able to pinpoint several foods that I am reactive to. I would like to lose about 5-10 more pounds, but don't want to do another round of hcg. Most people have a hard time losing more weight after hcg without doing another round.

My questions are: Am I going to undo what I've been able to accomplish with hcg if I do this diet, especially when i don't normally eat some of the foods on this diets menu? Does anyone have any experience with this diet after having done hcg or low carb? Do you feel like the weight loss on this diet is water weight? thanks so much!

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1/22/13 11:26 A

I have a question, I was on the lyngenet site printing out the menu and it mentioned potato. Did you add potato and when? I have the Kindle version and I read that it has some errors in the menus.

Edited by: TERRY913 at: 1/22/2013 (12:36)
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1/22/13 9:35 A

Good for you! I am starting on day 3 and it has not been easy, but I hope I will acquire a taste for the food. As you said the scale going down has been the inspiration.

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1/22/13 8:57 A

I lost 1.4 lbs!!! Breakfast was so much better this morning. I ate everything separate yesterday but this morning mixed the flax, blueberries and Rice milk together. It was actually really enjoyable.

Dinner last night was really rough for me. After Lunch I just felt nauseous all afternoon and by dinner I was hungry but wasn't feeling great. The # on the scale is definitely encouraging.

FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/21/13 5:01 P

I didn't gain weight but stayed even. The reaction I had was gas and constipation. The gas was noticeable within 15 minutes of eating the cracker. Constipation all day and night.

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
TERRY913 SparkPoints: (54)
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1/21/13 4:07 P

I see you were reactive to rye, was it just weight gain or was there more? I did almonds today and will do rye tomorrow.

FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/21/13 3:01 P

Just one thus far and it was Rye. I will try and re-test it next month. In the meantime I just cut out Rye now.

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
RFELLER808 SparkPoints: (45)
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1/21/13 2:51 P

Have you found foods that you have reactions to? If so which foods?

FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/21/13 1:47 P

haha! You will be fine. It does get easier. They say it takes 6 times eating a food to develop a taste for it. Maybe eventually we will some day like it!


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1/21/13 1:31 P

I'm muscling through the soup as we speak. All I can say is thank goodness for the steamed broccoli. I told my husband that I think I would rather be hungary than eat the soup....but the more I'm tasting it the easier its getting. I put way too much pepper in it so its very spicy.

I'm also not a huge fan of salads. I ate about a cup of greens with a few pumpkin seeds, all of my broccoli and now the soup. I did not like the olive oil & orange zest dressing. Looking forward to the 1/2 pair and apple.

FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/21/13 1:18 P

Good luck! I'm on day 11 and loving it!

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/21/13 1:17 P

I wasn't one who liked the carrot-ginger soup either. Plus I think I put too much ginger in it as well. The soup I choked down the first two days but it's all better after that emoticon

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
TERRY913 SparkPoints: (54)
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1/21/13 1:10 P

I am on day 2 - flax seed granola was okay, I added some craisins to the flax the last 10 minutes of baking. My problem is I hate cooked carrots, so I was only able to eat a few teaspoons of the soup. What is keeping me going is I will be able to have brown rice and almonds today. I had no problems with the water, just made sure to stop at 7:30

Edited by: TERRY913 at: 1/21/2013 (13:11)
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1/21/13 12:35 P

I am just like you. I would love to find out what foods I should be avoiding. I wasn't too fond of the flax granola either. I made my own, maybe I did something wrong? I was experimenting with the water drinking last weekend, and got along fine, but then my face broke out. I wonder if it was caused from something else I ate or the extra water I drank?

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1/21/13 12:27 P

Hi!
Today is Day 1 of the Plan for my husband and I. I rarely watch Dr. Oz because I'm at work when its on but I was home sick with the Flu and caught the episode with The Plan. I thought it really makes sense and I would love to find out what foods are reactive for me. I've struggled with my weight since I went through puberty in Junior High. I gain and lose and gain and lose. I would just love to know what foods to avoid and not be in a constant state of hunger while dieting.

Today has definitely been an adjustment. I'm not a huge fan of the Flax granola and drinking 80 oz of water is a challenge. I've made about 5 trips to the bathroom this morning already and its only 11:30am!!

I hope those of you that are also doing The Plan will keep posting your results. I know I will keep you all posted. emoticon

SNOWOMAN Posts: 39
1/20/13 11:52 P

I haven't started the plan yet...just read the book on my kindle..I noticed a review said that there were some items missing on the Sauteed Kale & Veggies...can some one give the whole recipe? It just show kale, shiitake mushrooms,olive oil & herbs. Are there other veggies? Thanks for your help in advance.

FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/19/13 6:21 P

No problem. I think once you see the weight coming off you will feel better about it all! Good luck with all your shopping and prepping! If you go to the web-site there is a great little check list of all the steps to make it easy prepping for the first few days....

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
TERRY913 SparkPoints: (54)
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1/19/13 6:11 P

Thank you for the encouragement! I hope to start Monday. Making a quick trip to the store to get everything I need for the fist 3 days

FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/19/13 6:05 P

I was the same way. I Rarely ate any of these foods prior to the diet, but strangely you adapt to them quickly and even crave them! I'm on day 10 and I crave a lot of the foods I was choking down to start with. I hope that helps! None of these foods are foods I was including in my diet before and if I can do it you can too! I think what kept me going was the weight loss I keep seeing!

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
TERRY913 SparkPoints: (54)
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1/19/13 5:57 P

I just purchased the book and I am concerned about some of the foods - I just don't like them.
My question is is anyone else out there as fussy as I am and if so what have you done about it.

FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/19/13 8:43 A

That is correct regarding the inflammation as well. You are supposed to be going down about 1/2 pound a day and have no reactions if you are ok with a food. If your body has any problem you should know fairly quickly.

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/19/13 8:39 A

Once you have done the cleanse you can almost immediately tell if there is a reaction b/c your body is in a homeopathic state and is so neutral. I tested reactive to Rye right away. I had gas and constipation and it was most immediate after the meal. It's amazing how much I have ignored with my body and my foods all these years! Trust me you will know, you just have to get through the cleanse the first 3 days to get your body in the right state.

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/19/13 8:35 A

I'm doing the plan as well and I think we are close to the same phase of the plan. I'm on Day 9 today. I am down 8 pounds now. Just curious to how you are doing at this point and if you have found any foods reactive for you yet? Right off the bat I was reactive to Rye but I just tested ok with bread using Whole Wheat (whew!) I've been blogging about it on here just to keep myself in focus and stay in check every day. It's all getting to be routine and much easier though I will say this! Hope you are having great success!

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
FITFLORIDAGIRL Posts: 29
1/19/13 8:31 A

I am doing The Plan! I'm down over 11 pounds in the last 10 days! I love it! It's made me feel SO great!! emoticon

"It only takes twenty seconds of courage"
KOZI2005 Posts: 632
1/19/13 7:42 A

Someone please correct me if I'm wrrong (I've only read the book through once so far), but my impression is that at first, we are testing out different foods, so if you aren't reactive to either bread or rice, etc. then it shouldn't cause inflammation - period. I think once we figure out which foods cause inflammation, we just need to avoid those!

HEIDI257 Posts: 56
1/18/13 10:56 P

Thanks so much for the offer of support - soo sweet. And, thanks for your service!

Out of curiosity with the plan, is it your impression that you HAVE to eat only one serving of the major carbs (bread, rice, etc.) per day forever or is that something you feel we can tweek after testing? I am okay with ditching them at night, but feel (right now anyways) that I "need" the whole grain stuff to balance blood sugar. Not sure if I can get by and be happy with just one.

KOZI2005 Posts: 632
1/18/13 2:23 P

Hopefully someone can answer your question about the membership - I'm not sure.

I do know that red meat is encouraged on this plan. I don't eat red meat but don't recall mentioning that anywhere here, especially not in any negative way, and I think someone else here doesn't either but it's definitely on the plan and early too, so I hope that helps!

Edited by: KOZI2005 at: 1/18/2013 (14:24)
PAINTEDRABBIT Posts: 1
1/18/13 12:04 P

I saw this on Dr. Oz, too. I seem to have definite issues with certain foods, so I'd be willing to try this. I understood on the show that most people did NOT react to red meat, but someone on this thread talked like it was a no-no. Did the book eliminate it, or was that one of the specific foods that person has a problem with? Also, I saw she had a membership on her website. How does this differ from buying the book?

KOZI2005 Posts: 632
1/17/13 7:28 A

Well now it REALLY makes sense that you need to focus on your hubby and not worry about a new plan right now! Enjoy every day with him and I hope to see you in our Sparkteam in March. My husband and I are both veterans, having served wayyy back in the 80's, so I completely understand how much you'll miss him and want to get in every moment NOW! I hope you have some support around you but if you need to talk, please PM me or come to chat with us on the team! Every little bit helps.

HEIDI257 Posts: 56
1/16/13 11:03 P

Hi is in the Marines and deploying March 4 so he is having a lot of "last meals" and we plan to go out a little more then usual so I think this will have to be my March 4th project! I did make the Flax cereal today just to get used to some of the recipes. I can do anything for three days. The other recipes beyond look a little outside my box, though!

You are doing great - good luck!

KOZI2005 Posts: 632
1/16/13 5:47 P

Well you could lose your 5 lbs in the first 3 days, so it's worth a shot! I was never "hungry" and still am not - between meals or before bedtime, which is unusual for me. Your hubby might like some of the meals... well maybe not the first few days unless he's a veggie lover. Dinner on Day 3 is actually chicken, and then many days after that, so I made enough for both of us and he said it was good. It does take some organization and work, but so far, everything is really good!

HEIDI257 Posts: 56
1/16/13 5:28 P

I haven't started it. Just reading it and trying to decide if I want to and when a good time would be...I think it may be good to do when hubby is out of town so I don't torture him in the process =) LOL.

Thanks so much for giving me your feedback. If you want to, I would love to hear your progress on this thread. I am curious to know if different exercise just changes things up (sure the same amount of water is supposed to counteract that, but...) and affects the scale making it harder to decipher.

I have 5 vanity pounds that are driving me nuts (plus a slightly off kilter thyroid) so wondering if this could finally give me the knowledge as to how to shake it! Good luck!

KOZI2005 Posts: 632
1/16/13 7:39 A

Hi Heidi!

I jumped right on this plan before reading the whole book (and i still haven't finished it), so someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

A reactive food will cause your weight loss to stop or cause a little gain. Also you might feel bloated and intestinal "distress".

I'm having a little trouble recognizing it too. I was very nauseous after eating the avocado on Day 2 but still lost 1.5lbs, so is that reactive? And I'm iffy on cow's milk cheese too.

I'm sure we'll all get this soon enough!




HEIDI257 Posts: 56
1/15/13 4:27 P

I am reading now, but am a little confused about how you tell specificially if it is reactive....do you just stop eating it if your weight goes up any? Is that all we are to look for?

I, also, took a "food sensitivity" panel (I know a lot of peple debate the valididy) while ago and wonder if I would get the same results if I were to try this plan.

KOZI2005 Posts: 632
1/15/13 7:20 A

I'm on Day 6 now and am down 5 lbs (lost 4 in the first 3 days and then a half pound for the next few). It definitely takes some work to get used to the recipes, cooking, shopping for the right ingredients, etc., but before this I was on Nutrisystem where there is practically no cooking so it could be just me. Check the foods list to make sure there are things you like and will eat because there really aren't many substitutions, especially at the beginning. Years ago, I bought a book on food allergies and it also had an "elimination diet" but at the time, it was just too daunting. This one is definitely easier, but is still work, so you have to be really ready. I'm sticking with it!

PS - Also if anyone decides they are going to do this plan, there is a new Spark Team that is really helpful. I couldn't figure out how to share it, so if you want to join, the name of the group is "The Lyn-Genet Plan".

Edited by: KOZI2005 at: 1/15/2013 (07:22)
CJSNLOVE3 Posts: 404
1/14/13 11:45 P

I saw the show. My mom bought the book. I have already eliminated dairy, pop & sugary foods. I don't think I could handle eliminating another food I love. I usually don't eat red meat or asparagus anyways.

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1/11/13 8:11 P

Saw the show, bought the Kindle version of the book. Will start The Plan February 1. However, I have started working on the water part of The Plan. Drinking water in Winter for me is extremely hard. Since watching the show, I have worked out a schedule for my water drinking, to date I am happy with the water part. As the water is an important part of The Plan, I am looking forward to starting Feb 1.

06:30 a.m. 16 ounces on waking
08:30 a.m. 15 ounces
11:00 a.m. 15 ounces
01:00 p.m. 13 ounces
03:00 p.m. 13 ounces
05:00 p.m. 12 ounces
07:00 p.m. 10 ounces

Total = 94 ounces per day




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1/8/13 10:33 P

Great to hear your success! I would encourage people looking into this plan to reach out to Lyn Genet and her team. They can guide you through the plan with constant guidance and support. Because I'm a student, its outside of my budget right now, but they seem to really try to offer options. I'm going to have access to an email consultation. Also subscribe to the newsletter, and follow her on Twittter. She gives great advice. Remember that each person will have their own unique list of reactive foods so its importatnt to find out what foods trigger your inflammation. Check out the website for more!

http://lyngenet.com/

Edited by: DDARLINGD at: 1/8/2013 (22:34)
SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,046
1/8/13 6:13 A

Foods that cause inflammation are usually high in salt content and foods with MSG cause inflammation.

Sugar causes inflammation...Wheat Causes inflammation

Refined carbohydrates, saturated fats and trans fats as causes but adds that just eating too many calories can create inflammation

Give up wheat bread and eat rye only...no sugar free foods or those with saturated fats and trans fats, give up red meat. Eat chicken, fish and turkey

Eat Blueberries! Take Vitamin C to heal already damaged tissues, eat berries to reduce inflammation. Other foods to reduce inflammation are Green Peppers, Cucumber, Sweet Potatoes, Celery, Zucchini

You can help your body fight inflammation, eliminating sugar and processed foods, & red meat from your diet. Add cherries, spinach, salamon, sardines and tuna, walnuts, onions, garlic, cucumbers, parsley, tomatoes, and fermented foods like pickles, sauerkraut
Try eating a low glycemic diet to help get rid of your inflammation.

You could be allegic to wheat, soy, eggs, dairy or gluten. Stick with vegetables, fish, seafood, chicken,fruits like pears, peaches, apples, apricots, plums, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries,, and kiwi which are all low glycemic.

Since I gave up Wheat Bread and wheat pasta and red meat...I virtually have no aches and pains.
I eat 4 walnuts a day too as it helps the heart and lubricates the joints...avocado too and olive oil!

KOZI2005 Posts: 632
1/7/13 8:10 P

I don't but I also watched the show and started to read the book (bought the Kindle version to get started right away). It takes a little planning so I'm not starting until Thursday but will follow up to let you know how it is. I have terrible bloating after eating so I'm looking forward to finding out what foods are doing this - I couldn't figure it out on my own.

LEZZA105 SparkPoints: (919)
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1/7/13 4:07 P

Just read about this eating plan, and learned that the author, Lyn-Genet Recitas, was on Dr. Oz today. Many excellent reviews on the internet. Specifically targeting people with chronic inflammation - that would be me. Does anyone have any experience with this eating plan? If so, what were the results

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