SFMENDOZA1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SFMENDOZA1 SFMENDOZA1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Egg Salad Wraps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4450327 2 Large Leaves of Iceberg Lettuce <BR> 2 Large Hard Boiled Eggs <BR> 1 T Mayo <BR> 1 t Mustard <BR> 5 Dill pickle chips <BR> Salt & Pepper <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l898915302.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Set aside lettuce. Peel shells off of hard boiled eggs and chop into small pieces. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l494734159.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Get 5 Dill pickle chips, chop them up and add to the bowl with egg. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 20:47:00 EST A Little Info On My Progress and Where I am at On the Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449950 I just noticed that I didn't post anything about my start up! <BR> <BR> Well, I am 32 years old, 5'2, and my starting weight was 199lbs. I started doing the Induction portion of the diet first on 7/25/11 and lost 7lbs the first week (Wt: 192lbs). The following week I only lost 1lb bringing me down to 191lbs. Last week my doctor went out of town and I messed up so I did not lose any weight:( That is when I decided I was going to try the Fat Fast. Yesterday I weighed in at the doctors offi... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 15:43:39 EST Metabolic Resistance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449891 If you want to know more about metabolic resistance I found a good article for you guys to read. It has a table that categorizes your metabolic resistance based on lbs. lost in 14 days of Induction. <BR> <BR> I think it's pretty trustworthy because it's on the Atkins website. <BR> <BR> Check it out: <BR> <link>community.atkins.com/ugc/blog/viewBl<BR>ogPost/p/blogPostId/3199611/What_Is_Yo<BR>ur_Degree_of_Metabolic_Resistance_.htm </link> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:52:29 EST This makes me think it might be okay to do the Fat Fast for 30 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449877 The Salerno 4-Week Fat Fast (This seems to be pretty similar to the Fat Fast): <BR> <BR> Usual duration is 4 weeks. <BR> <BR> Five feedings of 200 calories each containing 90% dietary fat <BR> <BR> Sample foods to be consumed on the Salerno Fat Fast <BR> - 1 oz. Macadamia (15 nuts), Brazil (7 nuts), or Walnuts (15 nuts) <BR> - 2 oz. Cream, St. Andre Cheese, or Brie. <BR> - 2.5 oz. Beef (Chuck or Round). <BR> - 3 slices of Fresh Slab Bacon <BR> - 2 Egg yolks mixed with 1 oz. of mayonnaise o... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:39:55 EST Pills, Pills, and More Pills!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449822 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l301289629.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These are all the supplements the doctor has me taking while I'm on Atkins. I never thought I would have a pill case at 32 years old! Man, I feel old just having it! :) LOL Fri, 26 Aug 2011 14:14:44 EST Creamy Swiss Salami Roll-Ups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449799 8 slices Hot Sopressata Salami <BR> 2 wedges Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l757956113.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cut each wedge of cheese into 4 parts. Place one part on each of the eight slices of salami. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l207608481.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Spread the cheese along the middle of the salami. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l681157145.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Roll them up and enjo... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 13:59:01 EST Fat Fast Parfait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449672 Fat Fast Parfait <BR> This is a recipe from Low Carb Connoisseur Cafe & Market in Anderson, SC that can make doing the Fat Fast much easier and more enjoyable! http://www.low-carb.com/fatfastparfait.htm<BR>l <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l541538881.jpg"> <BR> 1 8 oz package of Regular Cream Cheese <BR> 1 cup Macadamia Nuts <BR> Heavy Whipping Cream <BR> No calorie sweetener such as Splenda or Stevia* <BR> Singing Dog Sugar Free Vanilla Extract* <BR> Several small se... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:47:10 EST Fat Fast Ideas and Recipes from www.carbsmart.com/fatfast.html http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449662 Fat Fast Ideas And Recipes (Atkins Fat Fast Menu) <BR> <BR> There is one further plus to the Fast Fast which I haven't mentioned. There is very little food preparation involved. None of the ideas or recipes listed below will take you more than 5 minutes to prepare. <BR> <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream in a large mug of coffee (I use this to jump start my day and prevent abuse of those near and sometimes dear to me. In the summer I make it the night before and put it in the refrig... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:41:05 EST How to do the Fat Fast - Step 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449658 Return to Induction <BR> <BR> Try the 1,200-calorie regimen for a week, then go back to Induction. <BR> Or simply follow the concept of increasing the ratio of fat to protein. Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:37:07 EST How to do the Fat Fast - Step 2 (Modified Fat Fast) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449652 This version consists of 1,200 calories which enables you to have four meals with 300 calories each. <BR> <BR> - 2 ounces of beef chuck cooked in two tablespoons of olive oil <BR> - 2 scrambled eggs with two strips of nitrate-free bacon <BR> - 2 tablespoons of full-fat sour cream with a tablespoon DaVinci syrup <BR> - 1/4 cup chicken or tuna with two tablespoons of mayonnaise <BR> - 3 ounces of pâté <BR> - 1 1/2 ounces of macadamia nuts <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:34:59 EST How to do the Fat Fast - Step 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449642 What to eat during Fat Fast: <BR> <BR> *1 ounce of macadamia nuts or macadamia nut butter <BR> *2 ounces of cream cheese or Brie <BR> *1 ounce of tuna or chicken salad with 2 teaspoons of mayonnaise served in one-quarter of an avocado <BR> *2 deviled eggs made with 2 teaspoons of mayonnaise <BR> *2 ounces of sour cream and 2 tablespoons black or red caviar <BR> *2 ½ ounces whipped heavy cream topped with sucralose zero-calorie syrup <BR> *2 ounces of pate <BR> *2 egg yolks (hard-boiled) with... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:32:19 EST Starting Atkins Fat Fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4449571 I have been going to my doctor and he put me on an Atkins style diet to lose weight. I have to come in weekly for a check up and weigh in. The first week I did awesome because I lost 6 lbs!! I was soooo excited and I thought the weight was going to just fly right off before I knew it. The following week I had only lost 1 lb :( I was sooooo angry I work out 4-5 days a week and I followed the diet strictly without cheating. He told me to stick it. The following week I was so down from not lo... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:44:45 EST I am trying to do the Paleo plan but it is way too expensive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4141184 I've read the Paleo Diet book and I love the concept of eating clean. It is going to be hard to give up rice, dairy, legumes, sugar, and most of all bread!!!!! But even after all that it is more expensive to buy organic food and grass fed meats. For example a carton of cage free eggs is $2.50 but on sale a dozen eggs is $0.99 or less. That is just one example. There has to be a way to be on this diet and not go broke doing it....... <em>24</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2011 11:44:41 EST