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I've been trying different things. I'm using Diet Pro software from Radium Technologies to do my tracking. SparkPeople does a lot of the same stuff. I did Weight Watchers in the past with some success. I did NutriSystem with some initial success but then stalled out. I did Atkins for a couple months. I've also done Medifast. I would recommend Medifast except that the products are mostly soy. This is a problem from a couple of standpoints. For one, the soy in the diet caused some ...
I've been trying different things. I'm using Diet Pro software from Radium Technologies to do my tracking. SparkPeople does a lot of the same stuff. I did Weight Watchers in the past with some success. I did NutriSystem with some initial success but then stalled out. I did Atkins for a couple months. I've also done Medifast. I would recommend Medifast except that the products are mostly soy. This is a problem from a couple of standpoints. For one, the soy in the diet caused some problems with my hormones. Also, the soy is not organic, and it is not even non-GMO. With that much of the food being soy, that is a serious problem in my mind. I also tried the Master Cleanse along the way. It seriously messed up my metabolism. I began gaining 2# a week and ended up regaining ALL the weight I had lost on my second round of Medifast and then some. I completed a round of the hCG Diet in hopes that it will reset my metabolism, as it promises to do. I wasn't very good about the stabilization phase, so I kind of bombed out on that. I can say that most people I know who have done the stabilization phase properly have done well with it.

I read "The China Study" back in 2010. I tried veganism for a few months, but it turned out to be a problem for me. I developed a physical type of depression. I added animal foods to my diet again, and I've been fine since. A close reading of "The China Study" reveals that the most vegan people tended to suffer from infectious disease and deficiencies. The fact that a vegan diet must be supplemented with B-12 should be indication enough that the diet is not natural to man. After all, B-12 pills are not found in nature.

Unfortunately, the weight gain continued, and I have recently been at my highest non-pregnant weight. I have decided that enough is enough. Right now, I am trying a diet of my own making based on what I did with Medifast. For the shakes, I am using a couple of different products: non-GMO Genisoy Soy Protein Shake and organic Garden of Life Raw Meal. I'm using Clif Builder's Bars when I'm away from home for the day. Along with that, I am eating one meat and vegetable meal and a serving of fruit. I will continue my social life, which includes eating out at restaurants around three times a week. We'll see how it goes. I'm off to a good start. On day 2, I was down 3.6# already. But then, that's a typical first week occurrence.

I live in Torrance, CA, and I have a membership at 24 Hour Fitness at the corner of PCH and Crenshaw. I also have an Equinox membership at the Palos Verdes club. I would love to have a female workout buddy at either of these locations.

“The key to quality nutrition is spending time on food preparation and cooking.”
-- Scott Jurek, ultramarathon racer

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
-- George Bernard Shaw
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"You On A Diet" says a woman should weigh what she did at 18. I'm not sure how realistic that is, but I'm willing to see how close I can get.

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I'm Roxann. I live in the Los Angeles area.

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SCOOTER4263
11/12/2011 6:57:24 PM

Thanks for your suggestions. I discovered years ago that I need more fat than the average person (this was during the high carb, zero fat 1980s). Interesting new research developments, though - thanks. I look forward to reading up on this, whether it's applicable to me, personally, or not.

I think what you're essentially recommending is that Atkins diet. I did lose weight on Atkins, but it was largely because there was so little to eat for a mostly-vegetarian. (I loved the mayo, whipped cream and butter, though!) I can see both sides of the high protein-high fat debate, but for me it usually comes down to what I can afford (seafood gets darned expensive if that's all you eat) and what I choose to eat - mostly vegetables and grains.

I really do appreciate your input and will read up on new stuff - maybe I need to reevaluate.
(Once again, edited because I can't stand typos.)

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SCOOTER4263
11/3/2011 3:03:45 PM

Thanks for your thoughtful reply to my blog. Half the time even I don't agree with what I say - I tend to just go typing along until something else shiny catches my attention.



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ELSTAMEY
11/2/2011 10:24:42 AM

Thanks! You're right! I don't need to wait until after celebrations, and that's why I am dedicating now. It was tough to make the change because my daily eating was so out of control that with a celebration added, it would really throw me over. But I have finally had enough! I want to be at my goal weight, and this procrastination will never let me get there!

Thanks for supporting me. :)



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ENLIGHTEN74
10/20/2011 10:47:03 PM

Thank you so much for swinging by ...appreciate your support ! emoticon



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SANYA_SHNICK
10/20/2011 12:25:23 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not sure which meal you wanted to know about, but the breakfast of oatmeal, a medium-sized banana, and yogurt had 9 grams of protein.



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