SparkPeople Jillian Michaels - Master Your Metabolism Team Messageboard A place to discuss and put into practice, Jillian Michaels new book - Master Your Metabolism. SparkPeople Jillian Michaels - Master Your Metabolism Team Messageboard About the book Hi, I'm Amy! <BR> <BR> I haven't gotten the book yet but saw it online. I was wondering is this book really good to get or not? I'm a pretty picky eater and I never seem to have a lot of time to cook food but I'm trying to get away from all or most processed food. I've been good at staying away from processed food but yet i'm not making a lot of different foods even though they are healthier. <BR> <BR> Are her foods mainly things with veggies or is there some examples as just wondering wro... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:37:16 EST Debating on 3 Books Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been debating which book to start off with. I was going to get Jillian Michael's Master Your Metabolism because I really feel like my hormones are out of whack. Then I came across two other books that seemed interesting. Tosca Reno's The Eat-Clean Diet Recharged and Jackie Warner's This Is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever). Has anyone read more than one of these? I want to know how they compare to each other. I'd like to buy all three, but not sure if i... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 18:03:54 EST MYM diet. . . Jillian says eat every 4 hours. <BR> <BR> Which is tough for me! I get up around 6, am at work by 6:30, and try to eat by 6:45. So that would mean I need to eat at 10:45, and then again at 2:45 and then 6:45, and that would be my last meal because of not eating after 8 pm (I say 8 for me because I like to be in bed by 9, so I wouldn't be eating after 9 :p) <BR> <BR> I guess it's not as problematic as it seemed in my head :p I just need to figure out what to eat at those times :p <BR> <B... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:02:40 EST Nitrates! During one of Jillian's pod casts I listened to yesterday (7/15 from mediafly the question about Natural vs. Organic and Processed foods closer to the end of the cast) she said to avoid MSG, Nitrates, HFCS, transfats such as Hydrogenated Oils, and artificial colors and sweeteners. She did not mention anything in MYM about Nitrates so when I was cooking my turkey bacon this morning, I read the ingredients and it had sodium nitrate in it! curious, I looked it up on the web and this is what I ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:36:12 EST 2011 Eat less Processed foods Challenge I'd like to encourage people to eat less processed foods in 2011. Let's discuss and encourage each other to ditch the boxes and packages and cook from scratch. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:14:32 EST 2011 Use less plastics Challenge Ok 2011 can be the year we all make changes in plastic consumption and cooking/storing food in plastics. Plastics contain yucky chemicals that leak into our foods and our earth and cause changes to our hormones via endocrine distrupters. <BR> <BR> So let's discuss and challenge ourselves to alternatives. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:12:56 EST 2011 Eat more Organic Challenge Happy New Year to everyone! <BR> <BR> I'd like to challenge everyone to use more organic foods in 2011. I don't think it's possible to do 100% because not everything is easy to find in organic, but I think it's possible to do a fairly high percentage of your food and drinks as organic. I know not everyone lives in a place where organics are accesible, but I'm hoping we can discuss and come up with some ideas for everyone. <BR> <BR> Who is up for the challenge? Join me! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:10:34 EST Link to Jillian's KFI Radio Podcast to download I thought I'd post the link where you can download all of Jillian's KFI radio show podcasts. I listen to these often and get lots of good ideas from them even after all these years. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>2646044edbdc0a8afff29c39f/MyQueue </link> Sun, 5 Dec 2010 10:30:20 EST any one tried her book Love JM. Want to know has any body tried her book. I have done the Biggest Loser Last Chance Workout with her. And getting her new DVD 30 Day Shed. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 22:13:09 EST Anyone use organic hair & body products? I know that Jillian had suggested some products in her book and was wondering if anyone has tried any. It seems like every time I use any shampoo or conditioner from a drugstore, my scalp starts to itch like crazy! I'm thinking that I should go for organic shampoo & conditioner instead, and I figured I might as well pick up some organic body and hand washes as well. Any recommendations? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:23:00 EST Do you ever treat yourself? And with what? I was wondering if you treat yourself in moderation every day, or do you eat clean Mon-Fri and then treat yourself on weekends/special occasions? As for me, I tend to binge on weekends if I eat clean Mon-Fri, so I allow myself one treat every day. But all this sugar (Newman's Own peanut butter cups) is not good for my PCOS, so I was wondering what you all indulge in? I would love some ideas. <BR> <em>4</em> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 17:02:59 EST Damaged Metabolism?? I have over 125 lbs to lose, yet find my weekly weight lose very slow. I am doing water aerobics 4 - 5 times a week and eating in the calorie range set for me by SP. My slow weight loss and long stays on plateaus have discouraged me in past efforts to lose weight. <BR> <BR> I suspect that I damaged my metabolism years ago when I lost 100 lbs on Metifast, a liquid diet of about 500 calories a day. I need to learn what I need to do to help my body/metabolism lose weight again. Will this book/... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:40:41 EST Hi from Lancaster Pa Hello, <BR> I am from Lancaster, Pa and just read Jillian's book and decided to stop with the crazy crash diets and really work on my health....I've never been part of a forum before, hoping it keeps me motivated! <BR> <BR> On day three and feeling better already..:) Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:19:54 EST Anyone follow "Master Your Math"? I just finished reading the book, and this sounds like a great section for me as I really hate to cook. I don't have a big enough kitchen in my apartment to do so, so this would be a huge time-saver. Anyone following this plan? The combination of foods seem like something I already follow pretty closely, just with a few adjustments. So this should be an easier plan for me to follow. Anyone have luck with this? Thanks in advance! :) Wed, 21 Jul 2010 21:23:57 EST Multivitamin? I just finished reading "Master Your Metabolism" and was wondering which multivitamin you all take where it has all of the vitamins and minerals that she recommends? I can't seem to find any that has everything that she had listed, along with the recommended daily intake. Thanks in advance! :) Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:05:52 EST Hi ;) I am a total Jillian junkie. I miss her podcasts from KFI (I keep re-listening to the old ones) ;) <BR> <BR> I haven't actually read this book, but I have read the "hormone diet" by Dr. Nancy Turner - essentially the same thing but by a Canadian author. I liked the layout of the book a bit better. Anyways - I feel so much better since I've been eating clean, tonnes of energy. I just read an article in Fitness RX mag about antioxidants and sun protection and come to think of it I haven't got... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 19:41:29 EST hi! looking for feedback on MYM hi, <BR> i joined this team because i'm thinking about buying MYM and i wanted to see what others thought of it. do you like it? has it helped balance your body? what do you all think? can't wait to hear your answers! <em>334</em> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:53:04 EST going organic... We've been goign organic for a while now... although not everything is, but most of our staples. but there's just one thing I can't seem to switch - and that's bread. I don't want to buy frozen bread, although I totally understand why.... I don't even buy 100% whole wheat because it's more "bread" than I want for a sandwich. (although I don't actually eat many sandwiches! but the rest of the family does....) <BR> <BR> I feel like this is a vital part to helping adjust my metabolism... any he... Sat, 29 May 2010 00:00:04 EST Hello, I'm Lauren! :D Hello, I'm Lauren. I'm 22 years old and I joined SP on March 9th of this year. I also quit smoking on February 15th. Up until I joined SP, I had continually gained weight (at an astonishing rate of 20 pounds a year) for the past 4 years. I overate to the point that I was wayyy too full and drank way too much alcohol (I was in college). After realizing how my weight was getting in my way of living life, I finally decided it was time to do something about it. I have given SP my all (most weeks ... Mon, 10 May 2010 16:34:53 EST I am remaking my life...with this book's help. HI!!! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm 35 years old, a mom to a teenager, engaged to be married in November, and I currently live in San Diego, CA (Soon to be Whidbey, WA). <BR> <BR> I received an offer to buy this book for only $4.95 if I gave Jillian Michaels website a 2 week trial. I signed up and received my book in 3 days. I didn't expect to receive it so fast, but I am so glad I did!!! I unwrapped the package, and immediately....and I do mean as soon as it was out of the package....start... Sun, 9 May 2010 23:06:24 EST Wow - We have over 300 team members - Yeah us! Just wanted to say hi to everyone and glad your all here. Sat, 1 May 2010 22:52:11 EST Has anyone looked at the new cookbook? I'm interested in knowing what everyone thinks? Also, how many vegetarian/vegan recipes there are. I don't want to buy it if it's mostly meat recipes. Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:18:59 EST Hi from Colorado Hi All! I bought Jillian's Master Your Metabolism Cookbook today and decided to look for a team for support. This looks like a great team, so here I am. <BR> <BR> I'm 55 and have been with SP for a couple of very up and down years. Menopause is wreaking havoc on my diet and my willpower. I'm unemployed and have been for almost two years, so the cost of Jillian's program is not an option. Her book seems to make a lot of sense, so looking forward to getting healthier! Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:20:42 EST Jillian Junkie:-) Hello! Glad to find this group. I finished reading the book a couple of weeks ago, had my freak out time and am now trying to do my best to follow her teachings:-) I can't wait for the cookbook to come out on Tuesday! <BR> <BR> I love to run, just completed my 5th Half Marathon last Saturday, will start training for my 2nd Full Marathon in June! I love running! I am going to start P90X with my husband on Monday, very nervous about that, so I hope to drop 5 or more pounds before I start... Thu, 22 Apr 2010 13:33:25 EST Master Your Metabolism Cookbook! I saw on Amazon that Jillian's companion book to Master Your Metabolism, a cookbook, is coming out on April 27th! <BR> <BR> Has anyone heard any advanced info or reviews? <BR> <BR> I'm concerned that it will include all meat+ dairy and make it hard, if not impossible, for me as a vegan to modify for my diet. <BR> <BR> Does anyone plan on getting it? Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:07:22 EST Worth It? I'm convinced that we need to eat organic and change our environmental factors that may be messing with our endocrine systems. However, my husband doesn't think we can afford organics. True, in our area they're expensive. The only alternative I can think of is that I garden a large area of my grandparents' lawn (my husband and I live in an apartment and don't have a lawn), and produce organic produce that way. I"m also vegan. <BR> <BR> Do you have experiences with lifestyle and dietary chang... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 21:54:16 EST How Did You Reform? When you read the book and found out about the dangers of processed foods, how quickly did you implement your new reforms? Did you do it right away, did you do it gradually, or are you still wondering if you should? Fri, 16 Apr 2010 16:40:29 EST The Huddle Wall Wow- out of the 4 comments on the huddle wall today, 3 say "Making Progress"! It must be our clean eating. <BR> <BR> Go team! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:14:44 EST Any Other Vegans? I'm vegan and new to eating clean. I have a lot of recipes, however always need new ones. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have anything vegan to share? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:13:24 EST Awesome!! I'm so glad there's a team for this!!! My dh and I just watched Food Inc. a week or two ago, and I've been reading this book - and now I'm buying all kinds of organic stuff!!!(I didn't actually throw anything out - I just am buying them as I need things) And we've been eating cleaner anyway since I've been dieting. Very excited to see whateveryone has to say about it. When I first looked at the meal plans... it doesn't seem very doable... only because she suggesting two ingredients for every ... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:49:13 EST What did you do today to rev up your metabolism? I walked on the treadmill. <em>231</em> Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:04:37 EST Jillian's NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES workout <em>345</em> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:04:21 EST Food Advice I have started Master My Metabolism and things are going really well. I have finally been able to lose some weight after going crazy! There are two foods that I really miss and can't tell if they are really bad or not. Basically I am sticking to whole foods, NO hydrogenated fats, and NO HFCS. <BR> <BR> The first food is Hellman's Light Mayo: Here is the list of ingredients. <BR> INGREDIENTS: WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, VINEGAR, MODIFIED CORN STARCH**, WHOLE EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, SUGAR, SALT, XAN... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 09:56:31 EST Our girl Jillian needs more Twitter Followers!! Jillian Michaels posted today that she is really bummed she hasn't reached 100,000 followers! She is at around 99,320. Let's all help by following her! She's very interesting, btw. <BR> <BR> Sun, 21 Feb 2010 07:31:10 EST Pizza I know that pizza comes up in a lot of places, and I wanted to share my pizza obsession. I don't think that pizza dough is just bread dough. To me they should be very different things. This is probably because I'm not a deep dish fan, but rather a NY style fan. Thin crust but not cracker crisp. There should be an initial crunch/resistance, but then it should give way to a chewy soft interior (on the rim). The inside of the circle should be thin and chewy. I think it's a combination of recipe,... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:56:52 EST Do the DVD's have an insert? I got the three DVD set of exercise DVD's, and when I opened them there is no insert. I thought there'd be something - like instructions, warnings, etc. But the boxes are empty except for the DVD. I sure hope they aren't counterfeit. <BR> <BR> Is there supposed to be something besides the DVD in the box? Wed, 27 Jan 2010 06:40:01 EST Visit to the Endocrinologist and MYM progress I visited the endo doctor yesterday and I was stunned! She said so much from the book! I am used to getting a glazed stare from doctors if I mention diet or "something else" going on besides calorie in calories out. She said that I had many classic symptoms of PCOS and cortisol out of whack. One of the "telling" symptoms was when I was on Atkins (yes, I'm a professional dieter) I lost weight but if I ate one piece of bread - boom! - three to four pounds went on overnight which was not water w... Fri, 22 Jan 2010 08:39:58 EST Community Supported Agriculture? Hi All! <BR> <BR> I've been reading a book called 'In Defense of Food', which seems to have a lot of information that's in line with 'Master Your Metabolism'. <BR> <BR> In the book, the author mentions community-supported agriculture. From what I understand, sounds like a nearby farm packs a box for you each week, with whatever veggies/fruit are fresh that week. <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried this? Because it sounds AWESOME! I'm thinking of doing it this summer from this local farm - http://s... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:42:13 EST Jillian Michaels' menu one day I don't know if you saw Jillian's tweet about what she ate one day? <BR> <BR> ezekial English muffin w almond butter,grilled salmon & kale salad,pomegranite,seared ahi w/ spinach & brown rice,200cal dark choc <BR> <BR> sounds healthy and yummy. I have looked all over for organic chocolate but haven't found it yet. My family has a fit when I "stink up" the house with fish, so they'd really love it if I had it twice in one day!! Sat, 16 Jan 2010 06:39:17 EST Have you calculated your AMR? Today's blog entry is about calculating your AMR. I did the math and mine is 1772 without exercise. Exercising an hour a day would bring it to 2171. I did all the math today to see how much I would have to eat/exercise to lose a pound and a half/week, but it seems unattainable. I'm going to have to modify my expectations. I will try to walk for an hour/day to get the 400 cal break, but this will be very hard to fit in. <BR> <BR> Here is the link if you want to calculate yours: <BR> http://ww... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:56:36 EST I lost 5 pounds and I haven't started dieting yet! There must be something to this - I've been organic for maybe 2 weeks, and even then not 100%. I stepped on the scale this morning and I've lost 5 pounds! I hope it's not temporary. <BR> <BR> I'm still baking bread, although I will say I haven't mastered it yet. My husband eats a lot of bread, because he doesn't like some of the healthy food I make (no tomatoes, onions, peppers, seafood, sweet potatoes, grits, etc.) so he snacks on peanut butter sandwiches (no organic natural peanut butter)... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:54:12 EST KAF has free shipping, if you have to order flour King Arthur Flour has free shipping until tomorrow night (1/14) at midnight. That's where I have to order my Organic flour from, so it pays to get free shipping. Just thought I'd pass that along if you have to order flour like me. <BR> <BR> thanks! <BR> <BR> EDIT <BR> oops - sorry, i see this is in the wrong section by mistake. I meant to put it under the Food section. Maybe a moderator can move? Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:39:35 EST I created a blog to track my progress. I have been on the program for a week - <BR> <BR> <BR> I've had to work up to it - throwing out everything all at once is very costly. But I'm trying to change everything over to organic, including personal care items, which is challenging but so far doable. <BR> <BR> I'm glad to find this forum! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:56:26 EST My Results for being on Jullian's natural diet So i've been on the new diet from Jillain's new book for a little over a week and a half now. I decided to weigh myself yesterday and I found that I lost 7 pounds! That was only with 30 minutes workouts last week too! I guess my body was just flooded with artificial this and artificial that...Has anyone else had some good results??? Thu, 19 Nov 2009 22:26:16 EST Chicken<BR>do?dest=5&item=195399 <BR> <BR> This is the chicken I normally buy from Sams Club. Its an amazing price and I am hoping that it still qualifies for clean eating?! Fri, 16 Oct 2009 23:54:13 EST JILLIAN MICHAEL'S FITNESS ULTIMATUM 2010 i have seen the previews for this game...and it doesn't really look at all exciting like the first one...the first one had REAL challenges like you doing things such as rowing a boat and jumping on logs...things of that sort...this one looks like a run of the mill fitness video....NOT exciting...they should have just made it a dvd workout...that's what it looks like to me....i think jillian should make more fitness video games like the first fitness ultimatum... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 02:34:43 EST 30 Days to Greater Happiness Don't let fall's colder, shorter days get you down. Try to enjoy every moment of this beautiful season! After all, fall brings football, falling leaves, and backyard fires, so flash those pearly whites as often as you can. Here are 30 daily tips that will each give you reason to grin and help increase your overall happiness. Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:17:36 EST 31 Days to Less Stress Stress has been so ingrained in our days and in our culture that you probably don’t even recognize it any more. Learn to cope with stress with these 31 daily tips. Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:09:42 EST 31 Days to Better Sleep Sleeping is just as important to survival as eating, drinking, and breathing. But for lots of people, getting enough sleep can range from challenging to impossible. You'll learn to sleep more soundly and improve your energy levels by using these 31 daily tips.... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:02:10 EST How Free of Processed Foods Are You? <BR> Just thought to get a discussion going on eating as naturally as we can. Nothing from a box! What do you consider to be still processed in your life etc. <BR> <BR> <BR> I cook 97% from scratch. Occasionally I might use Canned Chili but it is Amy's organic and I think JM would be okay with that. It's not like I am going to make my own pasta :) How easy are you finding cleaning out your pantrys? <BR> Deb <BR> Fri, 2 Oct 2009 17:16:44 EST Good Morning Team!! Hello Everybody.... <BR> <BR> My name is Tannis and I have taken over as leader for this group. I live in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia with my husband and we share our home with our 2 cats Sculli and Little Dude. I have 2 grown sons and just recently a new daughter-in-law. <BR> <BR> Just like many of you, I am in the process of re-reading the book so that I have not missed anything... I am excited to get things rolling and if anyone has any suggestions to add to the group, please... Tue, 29 Sep 2009 10:28:59 EST Jillian's "Personalized Vitamins" I ordered Master Your Metabolism yesterday thru an offer I saw in Parade magazine. The book is free, you pay $4.95 postage and handling. This includes 2 free weeks access to the online weight loss program and a free trial of "Personalized Vitamins" from Lifescripts. How are these vitamins personalized? I'm skeptical because I received a confirmation of my order from Lifescripts before I'd filled out any of the personal information on the website. How can these vitamins be personalized ba... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:34:08 EST Jillian's online radio show Does anyone know if Jillian has talked about her new line of supplements on her online radio show? If so, do you have the link to the day she talked about it? Thanks! Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:48:50 EST Hi, another introduction here Hi everyone. I hate doing introductions because I never know what to say. My name is Heidi, I'm mom to three kids ages 8, 4, and 2. I've been married to my husband, Rob, for a little over 9 years. I live in Michigan on a small hobby farm where we raise dairy goats, rabbits, chickens and ducks. <BR> <BR> I've loved the MYM book because it's like Jillian took all the little bits of information I've gathered over the years and organized them for me and then threw in a bunch of new stuff t... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:27:57 EST Hello Team! Hi everyone, I'm Sara from Ohio. I just bought MYM last night and I'm very excited to dive right in. I've been a listener or Jillian's radio show for some time (so sad she's not doing them right now) and it seems like everything she preaches in MYM is in line with what I've been trying to do on my own for the last 6 months or so. <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you and continuing on in my weight loss journey. Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:34:38 EST Heartland Naturals pasta I just bought and ate some of the Heartland Naturals spaghetti. It has the taste and texture of regular dry pasta but its only ingredient is 100% organic durum semolina. It cost $1.39 for a 12oz box at my local store (Woodmans). I found it in the pasta aisle instead of the health food aisle. <BR> <BR> I personally do not like whole wheat pasta, so I am very happy to have found this traditional dry pasta. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nut=show&family=NA </link>... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:26:17 EST Love this book <em>213</em> so I thought I'd join the team. I have a hard time being online toooo much as it is, but I like the book, so I'm here. I'll likely lurk for a while. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 19:25:10 EST Is Vitamin Water 10 Clean? Hey guys, Check out Vit Water 10 and tell me what you think. It has lots of ingredients. Most of them I can identify as clean but there are a few I am not sure about. It def has no HFCS and the 2 varieties I tried had stevia (good). I would love to be confident these are clean because I need something besides water to drink. I found another post saying Hansen's sodas, Grown Up Soda Brand Ginger Ale and seltzer water with 100% juice are clean but these may be harder to find/ less conveinent. <... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:32:14 EST Fish As you've probably read in Jillian's book, she recommends checking out fish in your area at I went to the site and found the coolest thing! You can download and print a seafood watch pocket guide for your area of the country. Sounds like they update it periodically based on tests for mercury levels etc. I'll be using it to buy my fish now. At least it will make me feel like I'm making the best choice possible. <BR> <BR> Here's the link: <BR> Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:13:57 EST Hello from Washington State! Hello! I just finished reading MYM, and have started making the changes! I'm going to re-read it, make notes and start highlighting the pages I feel I'll need to keep going back to. <BR> <BR> Last year I was at goal after being on SP for a little over a year, then I gained about 15 pounds last summer and have been stuck between losing 5 & gaining 5. What a pain. <BR> <BR> I co-lead Spark Washington the Official Team and have been Sparking for over 2 years now. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forwa... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:55:26 EST Hello there from Boston I have to say I am truly skeptical of TV personalities to begin with. Then to add to that my wife obsessing over the biggest loser show while sitting on the couch (lots of exercise there). Yet I saw the book listed and said to myself - Jillian's got a banging body and many of those contestants look and seem to feel awesome. Let me buy the book with my points on QPB and give it whirl. I had just finished listening to an audiobook concerning hormones and weight gain when my book arrived. Two di... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 07:31:16 EST My Intro Hi, my name is Jessica. I haven't read Jillian's book yet, but I just bought it on Amazon. I'm looking forward to discussing her ideas with you and adding them to my new healthy life style (I am trying to stay away for the word "diet") <em>213</em> Tue, 18 Aug 2009 23:52:10 EST Has Anyone Lost Weight on MYM? I just picked up this book the other day. From what I have read so far it sounds quite complicated. While I am a HUGE Jillian Michaels fan, I am hesitant to start this. Anyone's experiences or opinions from this book would be appreciated!!!! Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:04:23 EST Newbie to the MYM I just read about Jillian's new book a month ago in First for Women and I've begun a 7-day challenge on the example recipes they gave in the magazine before I buy the book. <BR> <BR> If I see a significant improvement after the 7 days, I'm definitely buying it and my husband agrees. I've been stuck on a plateau now for over three months and its driving me absolutely bonkers! <BR> <BR> I'm blogging each day of what I eat as well as trying to track on SparkPeople. Today is day 2, so I'll ... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:16:59 EST sorry late in comming hi guys <BR> sorry this late in coming. I joined sparkpeople a few months ago. Been quite busy with life trying to loose weight get fit and still find time to work as a Nurse's aide for a homecare company here in town. Would love to get to know people and be friends so we can support each other's in our goals. I don't know about you but its easier when when you have friends by your side. drop me a line would love to chat sometime Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:24:06 EST A big BPA "yikes" I just found out that the Tupperware Microsteamers I have been using everyday for several years are made from BPA plastic. <BR> <BR> They have been sent to the trash bin. Sat, 8 Aug 2009 11:41:34 EST Day 5 and 2 lbs lost..... OK this just might be the change I was looking for. I can't believe I lost 2 lbs in 5 days. Especially when you consider that I only lost 2 lbs the whole month of July. I haven't even worked out once this week because I wanted to see what this change in diet would do all by itself. <BR> <BR> I have also noticed increased energy and almost no food cravings. <BR> <BR> AMAZING!!! <BR> <BR> What a breakthrough for me!! <BR> <BR> Thank you Jillian!! Fri, 7 Aug 2009 12:53:30 EST Jillian video about eating in the workplace <link><BR>42900&bctid=22765446001 </link> Fri, 7 Aug 2009 12:09:42 EST ShowMeState Hello from Missouri, <BR> <BR> My name is Angie and I just signed up with SparkPeople. I am with Jillian Michaels online and read her new book "Master Your Metabolism". <BR> This book opened my eyes again on how much junk we consume every day! I am ready for a change <em>249</em> Wed, 5 Aug 2009 23:12:59 EST Bonjour from Westchase in Tampa :) just wanted to say hi, i hope y'all are having a great week! Wed, 5 Aug 2009 11:37:56 EST Article on MSG! Since reading her book I do all I can to eliminate MSG from my diet. I really try to look at all the food I eat but lord knows it's everywhere. I've been trying to explain to my fiancee why MSG should be avoided and I just found an article that describes it's effects on weight. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I am technologically challenged and don't know how to make it a link for you. I'm afraid you'll have to copy and paste. <BR> <BR> I believe what Jillian says, but I'm just glad to see it some... Thu, 30 Jul 2009 17:23:11 EST Hwllo Heyza all <BR> <BR> My name is Llyvonne from Ashhurst, New Zealand. I joined Spark people earlier in the year, but fell off the wagon, and am now trying to get back into things. I'm working on my diet first. <BR> I know I need more protein in my diet and am getting stuck into my garden so will have lots of organic heirloom vegetables shortly (we are heading in to spring in September). <BR> <BR> Most of my exercise at the moment is gardening and walking my dog - I know I need to do more ... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:26:55 EST birth control pills... I don't subscribe to Jillian's website or listen to her podcasts, so.... <BR> <BR> Has anyone heard her discuss in detail the effects of birth control pills on hormones and weight loss? Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:56:23 EST grocery shopping stress. Anyone else feel stressed over all the changes you need to make? Or really how much money all the healthy products cost? I miss the days when I could get whatever was cheapest as long as it was reasonably healthy. <BR> <BR> When I first moved to this area with my fiancee money was tight because of the move and our bills. So I bought the cheapest food which was normally canned veggies, whole milk, cheap meats, and processed cereals/breads. <BR> <BR> I actually lost about ten pounds doing th... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 14:00:15 EST Thining about buying this book... I just joined this group. After seeing Jillian on a rerun of The Doctors the other day I am intrigued by her insights. I'm thinking about hitting Borders today and taking a closer look. <BR> <BR> Can you all tell me what this book has done for you? Sun, 26 Jul 2009 14:50:00 EST Horizon products-- not THAT organic... I used to buy Horizon products (milk, cheese, etc), but stopped after listening to Jillian's podcast about how the cows were supposedly only off hormones for 6 months. I'm sorry, but to me organic kind of goes hand-in-hand with ethics, so why the heck would I buy something that was produced by cows that are on hormones every now and then?? <BR> <BR> I just wanted to make you all aware of this... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 15:30:42 EST At last its making a difference! I'm excited to say I've been implementing some of Jillian's recommendations and in only a month I really am feeling 150% better and the scales on more moving downward!!! <BR> <BR> Its great that she makes such a natural, sensible approach to clean eating easy for the 'average' person out there. <BR> <BR> My daughter and I just found out this week thee is a new whole food store open in her ara. She went in and checked it out and said its 'amazing' and the prices are NOT as high as she expec... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 14:23:20 EST ~~~~~My Intro~~~~~ Hi gang! <BR> <BR> My name is Amy and I've been reading Jillian's MYM book and am gearing up to get started! Been removing a lot of crap in my pantry and looking closer and what is around my environment. I live in a more rural part of Central California and organic foods are not easy to come by, especially dairy goods and meats. I've actually looked at a CSA I might join to get deliveries every Friday. <BR> <BR> Anywho...I turn the big 4-0 one month from today. Aack! I have 2 little ones; a... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 15:33:49 EST just started - Day one Hi - just read the book and started the "diet" (for lack of a better term) today. Anyone have any success??? Mon, 20 Jul 2009 20:07:29 EST Jillian's Supplements Wanted to see - will anyone be checking out the supplements Jillian is putting out? I know they hit GNC stores August 15th, and then other stores throughout September. <BR> <BR> - the site just says "coming soon" but thought I'd post it here. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to hearing more about the supplements and seeing if they'd work well for me. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 08:35:53 EST Hello! New to SP & Master your metabolism Hello everyone! I just joined SP yesterday and ever since I have been online trying to learn my way around this site. It is amazing! By far the best WL site I've come across! I plan to purchase JM's book today...I'm sooo excited! I love her!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all and making myself comfortable here! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:38:50 EST So great to find this team! I found this team while checking out someone's Spark page and was so happy to see it. I have been following Jillian's diet and exercise advice since September 2008 and have lost 72 pounds so far. I bought this book the day it came out and have been faithfully moving towards a cleaner diet and home. I am looking forward to talking with all of you!!! Sat, 11 Jul 2009 13:34:52 EST Hello...Newbie here! Hello team, <BR> I'm Ashley I bought this book a couple weeks ago after I saw the review in Oxygen Magazine. My mom ended up borrowing the book from me the day I bought it and its amazing!! A couple days later she asked if she could give me 20 bucks, so I can get another book because she had marked up mine. LOL! So now I have my own copy and this book was an eye opener. I got rid of my crystal light, lean cuisines, and all the other junk. Got rid of my plastic water bottle. I'm already ... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 09:26:57 EST Product Sharing: Food Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'd love to know what clean, organic products which meet Jillian's standards that others have found and like. Below are a few of mine. The ones I can't find in town I order from <BR> <BR> 1. Food for Life Millet Bread <BR> 2. Food for Life Raisin Pecan Bread <BR> 3. Berlin Bakery Righteous Raisin Spelt Bread <BR> 4. Maranatha Almond Butter <BR> 5. Ancient Harvest Quinoa Pasta (comes in different varieties like linguine, rigatoni, etc.) <BR> 6. Stash Herba... Fri, 3 Jul 2009 09:11:57 EST Life-Changing Book Just a heads-up: I'm a guy and hope I can get some high-fives in this group! <BR> <BR> I read this book in one day, hi-lited so much eye-opening information, and have lost 8 pounds in the past 6 days since reading the book and applying the nutritional concepts right away. <BR> <BR> As Silent Spring was to the environmental movement, Master Your Metabolism should be to the health movement. It's that good. Thu, 2 Jul 2009 07:43:17 EST New to SP, new to team, started JM yesterday,,, I'm cutting out the processed foods, sugar, fat, etc. and replaced with salads, fruits/veggies.. not so bad, but i'm STARVING through out the day! JM only recommends 3 meals and 1 snack.. by eating so light, I'm finding myself so hungry in between meals. Any suggestions? Tue, 30 Jun 2009 23:21:47 EST Shhhh...Don't tell BOB I'm here...:) <em>213</em> Hi all.... <BR> <BR> I'm Debbie and I'm group leader of the ARE YOU READY group for those following Bob's book (or not) LOL.... Don't tell 'Bob'...but I also just bought Jillian's Book and have finished the first read thru......As a 50 'something' gal with outta kilter hormones, and menopausal surges wacking me out (more than normal) I figure I need all the help I can get! LOL.... <BR> <BR> Jillian really gives more things to think about as far as the total 'lifestyle' angle... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 00:26:52 EST rescue me list ive got a question for you all, when im stressed out or angry etc then the "crisis" is over im instantly hungry for something. i know its a way ive developed of coping with emotions, anyway in a email from jillian she writes : <BR> ________________________________________ <BR> _____________ <BR> <BR> Rescue Me <BR> When life throws you curveballs, you can dodge them or let them hit you right between the eyes. Sometimes, though, you don't get a choice. For the moments when you can't avoid th... Fri, 26 Jun 2009 11:06:24 EST truvia? I've been trying to find something to replace my artificial sweetners and I've read a lot about Truvia being the "natural" sweetner... would this be "acceptable" on the MYM plan?? Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:57:08 EST newbie! Hi everyone - my name is Heather. I am a 26 year old newlywed living in Atlanta. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 9 years ago. I have been on Weight Watchers for 2 years and have lost about 65 pounds on the program. I have been on a year-long plateau and I am hoping Jillian's program can help me figure out how to re-start my weight loss with a thyroid problem. I look forward to hearing everyone else's experience and swapping food/recipe/green-lifestyle ideas! Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:45:19 EST Jillian Diet Fan <BR> Hi, My name is Deb. Jillians way has been my way for some time. No processed foods etc. My daughter gave me her book for Mothers Day...just gave me more motivation...and I went to the doctor. Nice to know it isnt all me. Looking forward to sharing journeys with everyone! <BR> <BR> :)D Sun, 21 Jun 2009 13:29:34 EST Hello new here from NY Just starting the book. Love Jillian even though she is a little scary. Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:42:33 EST Are you seeing an Endocrin ologist? Has anyone taken the step to visit an Endocrinologist? If so, tell us about your experience. I have an appointment scheduled for July. So, we’ll see how crazy my body is then! Wed, 17 Jun 2009 11:37:28 EST TOTALLY ORGANIC LAUNDRY DETERGENT If you've never heard of Soap Nuts maybe you should check into them. Here is the link to a woman's blog where she tells about her experience with them and also where to buy them. <BR> <link><BR>06/soap-nuts-god-thought-of-everything<BR>.html </link> Sun, 7 Jun 2009 01:04:17 EST Hi all - from the land of beer and cheese.... Yep - Milwaukee. I'm Sarah and though I don't drink beer, I do eat a lot of cheese! lol. I have been interested in natural food and organic living (including making my own natural and organic bath and body products) for quite a while now. But I just bought Jillian's book this last week and I am not done with it - but I love it! It is so totally chock-full of important information and is really making me want to switch quickly over to all organic. It's my goal to be doing all organic fruits an... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 19:18:40 EST Remove, Replace, RECOMMEND. Listening to Jillian's radio show and then reading her book have been a HUGE wake up call. I am all in!! <BR> <BR> One of the hardest things I found was trying to find a safe shampoo that worked and didn't leave my scalp dry and my hair greasy. I just found Poofy Organics and am THRILLED!! <BR> <BR> I thought it was important to start this thread in case anyone else is having the same difficulty. Please post the products that you have found that work....but be sure that they are rated 0-... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 17:35:50 EST Ezekiel Bread...Make your own Look what I found. A mixture of beans to sprout for your own ezekiel bread. I can't wait to try it. <BR> <BR><BR>ezekiel_bread_mix.htm Sat, 6 Jun 2009 10:13:37 EST Hi All - Philadelphia, PA Can I just say that I am SOOO excited to find this team. I love doing Jillian's workouts and as soon as I heard on her show that her new book was coming out - I KNEW I had to have it. I am a little over halfway through it and I love all the great information. I have been having a bit of trouble giving up my eel sashimi..but I did it. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 11:31:46 EST Hello from a fellow JM fan! Hi everyone! I am Lola and I read MYM in like a few hours after I bought it! I immediately decided to make the switch and buy everything organic. <BR> <BR> I have been gaining weight after I stopped working out due to a tough work schedule, but I feel like I am ready to get back on track again. I was going to start the 30-Day Shred today but of course I woke up feeling sick! Sigh... <BR> <BR> I look forward to meeting y'all:) Tue, 2 Jun 2009 14:19:40 EST Ya'll ... this is Houston... come in Ya'll! Okay, so I like my southern drawl... LOL I'm easily entertained. <BR> <BR> Sorry I didnt intro myself. My name is RHonda - I've been on SP about 1yr, 4months. Since then I have lost 50+ pounds. I am a married empty nester of two over-teens (that think they know everything) <BR> <BR> Say the book ad on amazon ... love the show and seriously wanna work out with Julian if anything to try to punch her! (love/hate). I've gotten thru the chemitry part - and finally gettin to the WHAT YOU C... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 11:02:59 EST Jillian's Liver Cleansing Drink I listened to an old pod-cast from April 19th yesterday and Jillian was talking about getting rid of 5#’s water weight safely by making this mix up. She also said it is disgusting in taste, but it works. You’re to keep your sodium level at 1500 mg/day too. <BR> <BR> 1 Gallon Distilled Water <BR> 4 Dandelion Tea Bags <BR> 4 Tbsp of straight Cranberry Juice (no sugar or other stuff) <BR> Juice from 1 Lemon <BR> <BR> You’re supposed to drink the 1 Gallon mix each day for 5 days. She said you ... Sat, 30 May 2009 22:50:56 EST Make your own greek yogurt I just thought I would share how we make our own greek yogurt. Line a colander with a thin clean cloth. Place the colander inside a bowl, making sure that the colander has a few inches from touching the bottom of the bowl. Simply empty a quart of your favorite low fat (not fat free) yogurt into the cloth lined colander. Let it rest in the fridge for 4 - 12 hours. Just throw out the whey that gathers in the bottom bowl. So much cheaper than buying greek yogurt. We use low fat stonyfield organi... Sat, 30 May 2009 16:24:59 EST Hello from 'HotLanta' Hola! <BR> <BR> I'd been debating whether to join the team after I finish the book...Kimber117's invite tipped me to join. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing from everyone about the book and clean eating in general. <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 18:07:36 EST GM Foods Moratorium Call From's newsletter: <BR> <BR> "The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has just issued a call for an immediate moratorium on Genetically Manipulated (GMO) Foods. <BR> <BR> "In a just-released position paper on GMO foods, the AAEM states that ‘GM foods pose a serious health risk’ and calls for a moratorium on GMO foods. <BR> <BR> "Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes ‘there is more than a casual association between GMO foods and adverse heal... Thu, 28 May 2009 15:50:47 EST Hi all from Glendale Arizona Let me just off with LOVE Jillian and this book!! I have already sent out invites to several SparkFriends and a few that have joined - Shiningthru126,Suzana911 and Leswho. <BR> <BR> I am removing all the crap from my kitchen this weekend after my husband and son have taken off for Florida. That way they can come back to a clean kitchen. <BR> <BR> Check my sparkpage for info on me. <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 15:47:59 EST First Steps/Last Steps Would anybody like to share the first steps they are going to make, or the thing that's going to be the hardest to give up? <BR> <BR> Me, I'm going to start by buying organic milk and cheese from local folks (I just joined a co-op). <BR> <BR> The last thing I give up is probably going to be my afternoon trips to Sonic - my hubby and I have an "afternoon date" once or twice a week and buy diet limeades during their happy hour (they're half price). Wed, 27 May 2009 15:40:56 EST Calories Following Meal Plan Hi Everyone. I just started the program today, and I am also doing weight watchers. My goal is to follow the meal plans in the book, however, I don't know if it is enough calories. I didn't add them up yet, but I put the meals into my weight watchers tracker and I only am using 14.5 out of my 22 daily points... doesn't seem right. I kinda rushed through the book, maybe I missed something? Any advice would be appreciated! Wed, 27 May 2009 15:36:05 EST Hi from the Smokies! Hi, my name is Linda and I live in Franklin NC, an hour west of Asheville. It's a cute little town but our shopping choices are really limited. On the plus side, the locals have a self-sufficient mentality and a lot of them grow their own food, much of the veggies are organic or heirloom and many of the dairy and meat products are free range or grass-fed. I'm excited about supporting the local economy. <BR> <BR> I ordered the book from Jillian's site as well as her two newest videos (Bani... Tue, 26 May 2009 13:39:39 EST last diet pepsi I am drinking the last diet pepsi in my house right now. When it's gone I am done with soda. I know the next few days will be tough. (I have done this before) I know it will be easy to drink water now. Thu, 21 May 2009 10:21:49 EST Hey from Wisconsin I just bought got this book in the mail a few days ago. I skipped a few of the chapters to get to the meat and bones of the book. It seems like a smart plan so far. I am trying to lose weight, but I'm hopefull that if I start eating right, exercising and treating my body right, the weight will come off as a bonus of trying to be healthy. Wed, 20 May 2009 16:48:14 EST Small ... I have decided not to do to much all at once. I don't want to get over whelmed and go back to my old ways. I have a toddler at home so small changes work better. <BR> <BR> First goal- no more soda. <BR> <BR> I have really started to look at labels even more that before. I made a great fruit salad this weekend. The family loved it. Sun, 17 May 2009 16:43:15 EST Hello from Tennessee Hi everyone. I'm so glad to find this team! I bought Jillian's book yesterday and I'm devouring it. It makes so much sense to me. <BR> <BR> Two years ago, I lost 86 pounds and have been frustrated by the last 15-20 ever since. I look forward to the discussions on the team threads. I'm hopeful that the answer to the "final frontier" is within sight! Sun, 17 May 2009 11:38:58 EST Organic on a budget I recently purchased this book and I am lovin' it. It is truly an eye-opener! We are a family of 5 and it is very difficult to eat properly when on a budget. I looked at the organic milk today at the grocery store and couldn't believe my eyes. It was $4.35 per half gallon! The gallon of regular FF milk is $2.29. If I switch to organic milk, I would be paying almost $20 per week ($80 per month!) on just milk. That is crazy! I plan to go to Walmart this week and see how much it is there.... Tue, 12 May 2009 15:22:18 EST Anyone have a Vitamix? I'm really wanting one - I just need to talk hubby into it. He can't seem to understand why I want to spend that much money on it, lol. He thinks I should get a regular juicer. I'm trying to explain that we don't need to get rid of the fiber and best part of the juice (the most nutritious). Wed, 6 May 2009 19:57:09 EST What are you doing for Mother's Day? My family is taking me to Hershey Park. I'm really looking foward to it. I heard the kids mention something about my present. I have no idea what they are getting me and I had to turn and go the other way just to not hear. I can't wait to see what they cooked up. <BR> <BR> I live on the other side of the country from my Mom, so I'm sad I won't see her this weekend. <BR> <BR> If your going out to eat. What are you going to do to eat like Jillian talks about in the book - Should come ... Wed, 6 May 2009 19:55:34 EST Newbie from Arkansas Hi, I just found this team and I am excited. I am half way through her book and WOW what an eye opener already. I listen to Jillian on itunes all the time she is pretty much my hero. <BR> <BR> I am a 35 year old, trying to lose way over 100#'s, but doing it as a life style change, not another it's seems to be going slowly, but that's o.k. as long as it's going down. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to reduce the HFCS for awhile (it's in everything!!!) and eat more organic when I can.... Wed, 6 May 2009 09:30:17 EST From Northern California Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Donna and I'm from CA. I haven't purchased the book yet, but wanted to be a part of a group that has read or is currently reading the book. Tue, 5 May 2009 20:44:12 EST Master Your Metabolism Book Discussion I love the book. Let's start at the beginning and discuss. <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 11:14:05 EST Soap: Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Frangrance Free I just bought this yesterday and tried it for the first time. You can't get much better than 3 ingredients (water, olive oil and salt). It's listed as completely safe with a 0 rating from the cosmetic databse. <BR> <BR> OMG I love it so far. Doesn't smell like flowers, but there is a smell too it (not a strong smell- does smell like olive oil - so doesn't win the stand and smell your bar of soup award). <BR> <BR> It doesn't leave you slimy, oily or filmy. I haven't put on any lotion t... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 11:12:02 EST Cosmetic Database - What is in your products? This is a great link to learn more about what is in your cosmetic & Beauty products. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:57:52 EST Chashew Butter Chicken Stew Cashew Butter Chicken Stew <BR> <BR> From Oxygen Magazine <BR> <BR> 2 C chopped red onion <BR> 1 red pepper, sliced in strips <BR> 1/2 t ground black pepper <BR> 3 cups LS chix broth <BR> 1lb chicken breast, cubed <BR> 3/4 C fresh parsley <BR> 1 med. granny apple cubed <BR> 1 C frozen lima beans <BR> 1/2 t salt <BR> 1/4 t cayanne pepper <BR> 1/2 C cashew butter <BR> <BR> In larger nonstick pan saute onion, pepper and 1/4 t of black pepper for 4 minutes. Add broth, chix & parsley. Cover and... Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:54:02 EST Let's keep the ingredients clean for Recipe's I'm hoping we can post some great recipes. Let's keep them clean and only include ingredients like Jillian say's - that came from the ground or has a mother :) <BR> <BR> No creams of this, gravies, artificial, preservatives, or processed foods. Nothing on Jillians lists of No-no's! <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 10:44:15 EST