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TACDGB Posts: 6,136
12/17/13 10:59 P

I just eat a low sugar low salt low fat diet. I eat lots of veggies some fruits whole grains and lots of proteins.

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12/16/13 4:52 P

No, I never followed it. It is geared toward a very American style of eating which doesn't work for me.

The nutritional goals were a more useful tool for me.

I think that the existence of the food plan is good thing though for people who have no idea where to start.

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LOVINGLIFE45 Posts: 209
12/15/13 12:38 P

I find that following a prescribed food plan too stringent. Half the foods are things I don't eat and substituting is too much trouble. I just eat what I want and like in moderation. I use my food scale to eat one or two servings and track my intake so that I stay within 1,200 calories. It works for me so I'm happy. In two weeks I've lost 6 pounds

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12/15/13 6:06 A


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12/15/13 4:33 A

nope - use recipes from the site though

12/15/13 3:42 A

I do not follow spark people's food plan. I have been gluten free for 3 years due to celiac disease. I went grain,sugar/artificial sweetener, soy, and GMO free on Nov 23, and I am doing wonderful with this way of eating.

Following a LCHF way of eating since November 23, 2013.
This woe is the first thing that has truly made sense and worked for me. Having great success with it.
1st goal under 200 *done*
2nd goal under 180 *done*
12/13/13 8:33 P

SparkPeople does have a lot to offer, I love this website!

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
12/13/13 5:19 P

Lol...I never knew there was a food plan.

I agree with Russell, it's probably to help people who don't know where to start.

SP has a lot of nice tools.

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RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
12/13/13 4:50 P

I'm guessing the SP food plan.

No, I read it on Day 1, and noticed that some of the small servings were never repeated. Since I am eating by myself, what would I do with the rest of the food? That, plus the fact that I was already down 95 lbs. eating a controlled carbohydrate diet, led me to switch it off, and make my own meals about 30 minutes after joining SP.

I think it is there more as an example for those who do not have a plan, or even an idea of what they should be eating. Just another tool for our use, and we can use it if we need it. I do think that most of us would stray from the meal plans as we got a firmer grasp on eating healthier anyways. So the suggestions are kind of like training wheels. Great when you need them, but able to be removed when you are ready.

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12/13/13 3:37 P

I never did.

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Everything in moderation.
SIMPLYME80 Posts: 406
12/13/13 3:32 P

No. I eat the foods I normally do just less. I do read the plan menu each day though for some ideas.

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,884
12/13/13 3:26 P

That is what I do. I have to eat what I like. Or else I feel deprived and then I binge

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12/13/13 3:04 P

I don't, it felt to much like a diet for me, I do track everything I eat and stay within the recommended range (98% of the time) though.

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