SparkPeople Belly Fat Cure Team Messageboard This group is for those following Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure lifestyle. SparkPeople Belly Fat Cure Team Messageboard Hi Hi everyone. My name is Frank. I am 37 years old. I am currently working in restaurant. I am tall 181 cm Weight 260lb, My actual waist measurement is 53 inches <BR> help me! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:00:34 EST New challenge! This is new for me. Losing weight but not belly fat. Do I need to cut backbonbcarbs or fat or both! Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:40:32 EST Track your Carbs-N-Suger 15/6 per day? I'm not sure if I completely understand this as of yet & desire to understand it. Can someone help clarify this for me, that I might understand it & do this challenge? <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:39:25 EST Belly Fat I am Shelia and looking forward to getting help and motivation to get rid of my belly fat. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:27:01 EST Happy Hormones Slim Belly I am starting this diet (probably this week). Would like to find others interested in sharing lists, menus, etc Sat, 1 Mar 2014 12:09:35 EST Good Morning!! :) HI Everyone, <BR> I am new to this team. I just finished reading the Belly Fat Cure and cannot wait to start. <BR> I was doing the Atkins and lost 6lbs initially but then it stalled. I also had some "side effects" that were not very comfortable. At least I know now that sugar alcohols and myself don't mix. <BR> For me, I crave chocolate when I cut down on carbs, does anyone have a chocolate or frozen treat idea?? <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> &#9786; Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:52:55 EST Active Is anyone still active in this group? Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:00:30 EST Hi Everyone, I'm new to this Team - Anyone there? After doing a LOT of research these last few months I came across Jorge's 100 book and finally "GOT IT" . His understanding of how the insulin works in the body and how to keep the insulin levels down finally hit the mark with me. I then read the Carb Swap book and felt that fit my lifestyle much easier. Just started last week after a few weeks in transit and watching my sugar/carbs. I'm 58, and it is difficult to take it off at this age, but I am all over it to make a difference and get phys... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 11:26:29 EST Extracts Does anyone know if extracts are freebies? My friend and I had the Skinny Muffin for the first time this morning and were trying to think of ways to change it up. I couldn't find vanilla or almond extracts on the food list. It was okay as far as flavor but there is no way I could eat this on a regular basis. We didn't have coconut oil so we used safflower oil. Don't really know if that changed the flavor much. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:52:38 EST New to this team. Hi! I've been around a while but am just getting back to getting serious about losing this big belly. I have lost some weight but the belly just looks terrible. I read this book a couple years ago but forgot a lot of the details. I would love any input or tips to get me started. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:37:57 EST Just discovering Jorge's diets Hi, I'm Suzie and am happy to find this team and have read some of your posts on the diets. I have been looking at the books and put them on hold at the library to see which one I want to follow. <BR> <BR> However, I am going to be 63 next month and I saw that Jorge has a new book coming out at the end of December called "Happy Hormones, Slim Belly" that is for women over 40 yrs old. That's me! I found a preview sample of the book online that is 50 pages. Pretty good. <link>www.hhemark... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 04:46:10 EST what do you eat when you're sick? I am feeling bad with a cold / bronchitis <BR> Nothing legal taste good I am finally loosing some weight <BR> Suggestions would be appreciate Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:51:57 EST just starting and at a standstill 220 lbs started bfc last week Thursday staying wellunder my 5/2 and 15/6 <BR> Weight isn't changing Tue, 5 Nov 2013 10:41:23 EST starting bfc Started last week on bfc with zero loss for 7days. <BR> I have been reading all the books fast track , sugar carb count etc. <BR> I don't understand why we count total carbs instead of net carbs. <BR> I have done low carb and calorie cycling ,I never seem to loose much but <BR> I am not hungary since starting bfc I seem to stay hungary . <BR> I am counting total carbs 5- 20 is one carb serving etc total attention on 15 or less sugars. <BR> I really want to loose 70+ pounds and I know it won't... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:29:51 EST save me a spot :) getting ready to go on vacation so wont be starting till the 20th. but love to read everyones success stores,and hopefully know what im doing by the time i start. my goal is to get down in my normal bmi range but october. so about 11 pounds. Mon, 5 Aug 2013 12:44:09 EST newbie Not only am I new to SparksPeople, Belly Fat Cure I've never interacted online. I'm struggling with facebook, pinterest and Jorge's site. I also have a stressful job that wears me out. Spending time on this site is time consuming, and thereful somewhat stressful. (on top of trying to keep my email box under 500) <BR> <BR> Anyway I'm willing to try. I love the concept. I am female, 61 yrs, 40 lbs overweight. My activity level is zero. I'm hoping to retire in Feb 2014 (I'll be 62). With ... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 14:31:07 EST BFC Recipes / Menus The 15/6 formula: 15 grams of sugar & 6 servings of carbs a day. What's your win-win recipe or menu to eat healthy? Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:03:22 EST THE 100 Recipes / Menus The 100 is the new kid on the block. What are your learning experiences? We're eager to hear from you. <BR> <BR> You might enjoy the posts on the 100 diet support group on facebook. It's been mentioned in earlier posts and is worth the support & recipes. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:40:26 EST FAST TRACK Recipes / Menus What works for you on the FAST TRACK lifestyle. If you're liking it, we'd love to learn from you. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 22:26:52 EST Labor Day Challengers 221...213 goal for Labor Day.....let's start in!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks Joye.....8 lbs by Labor Day! <BR> Sat, 6 Jul 2013 05:50:26 EST Stressing and craving Sugar Why is it when you are under a lot of stress, you crave Sugar! Then when I eat sugar I break my diet. Before I realize it I have regained all my weight back that I have Lost. I am so very tired of starting over. Any suggestions? Mon, 1 Jul 2013 08:16:11 EST Sparklet me1--New co-leader for BFC Welcome sparkletime1...glad to have you as another leader of the Jorge followers:):):) Fri, 14 Jun 2013 01:15:49 EST The 100 is on the Way! Hello...I'm Jackie and new to this group. I've done Jorge's Belly Fat Cure and lost 8 lbs in two weeks on the fast track. However, when I returned to my normal over-indulgences, the weight came back, and then some. I have ordered The 100, and was just informed by Amazon that is is on the way, and I can't wait to read it. Over-consumption of sugar and unhealthy carbs is one of the reasons I am 5'1" and currently at 177 pounds!. At 56 1/2, I have come to the realization that sugar is not m... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 09:31:59 EST The 100 Hi, <BR> I'm new here and plan on starting "The 100" today. Anybody else interested in this? Mon, 3 Jun 2013 07:49:57 EST 4th of July challenge Today, 223....plan to be below 220s by the next summertime holiday! Mon, 27 May 2013 07:13:52 EST 100 sugar calories Just read the book that I've had on my kindle for ages. Is anyone following this plan? If so, how is it working for you? Wed, 22 May 2013 09:58:33 EST New to group Hi all. I have been a member of sparkpeople for 5 years...and I just have struggled with my weight all the way. I have tried numerous diets...including weight watchers....and have had some success but I always strayed...My sis introduced me to the BFC 2 months ago. I wasn't interested at that time but have been watching her. She has lost 30lbs to date on this. So I decided 2 weeks ago to try it out. I have so far lost 12lbs and 2 inches. So very encouraging to me! I can't wait to see how this... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:30:12 EST soy slender milk Don't know if I'm posting in the right place,but is Soy Slender acceptable for BFC? Mon, 8 Apr 2013 10:59:58 EST April 2013 chat The team has been inactive for quite awhile.I am ready to get back in the season deadline is near...this CPA is ready to add improving my fit level as number one priority..this plan works! Anyone else want to jump back in the BFC routine? Sun, 31 Mar 2013 07:17:19 EST New to the team Hi All, i am new to the belly fat cure team, i am hoping to learn ways to overcome belly fat, if any members have any information to help me get started and diet plans to get me going i would greatly appreciate it. I'm so tired of feeling horrible due to weight and not being in good health. I'm doing this for me and for my family so that they don't have to bury me early over something i had the control to fix but didn't. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you my spark friends.:-) <B... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 12:19:44 EST Just to say hello I am struggling with this belly fat, I can literally lift it. I feel awful! How did I let this happen. Well I will hang in there. I use a stationary bike everyday now and I think it is working. I hope. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:09:47 EST Probiotic question plus........ Hello everyone ! My name is Kim and I am on my second day of BFC.....Today I am feeling sooooooooo exhausted like I have the flu....Reading your posts I am hoping this is just sugar withdraw.... My question is about probiotics...I only recall seeing them mentioned ever so briefly in the book...Can you tell me why we need to take them, what they do and how much they cost??? I did a $200 food order last night and boy is that a strange feeling shopping for things I've always been told r bad f... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:15:39 EST BFC Valentines Day ABCs The high sugar, carb holiday is near.... <BR> <BR> Let's arm ourselves with belly fat cure be a successful sweet day survivor! <BR> <BR> A: Accept temptation..and will feel stronger for it!!! Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:11:05 EST Kale Just tried this and needed to share-kale chips!! They are so good-my new snack from now on. <BR> Wash kale and cut leaves from ribs. Dry and add olive oil and mix together. Spread on baking sheet, sprinkle sea salt and roast @ 275 til it gets crisp. Can store in paper bag up to 2 days. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:34:23 EST Where do you get your Fiber? Hi Everyone!! I just wrote blog talking about Fiber intake and I wanted to bring it back to the team. Where do you get your fiber from? Here are some mine that I listed in the blog: <BR> <BR> - Nature's Own Double Fiber Whole Grain Bread (5 grams per slice) <BR> - La Tortilla Smart & Delicious Tortillas (12 gram per Tortilla) <BR> - Whole Grain Cream of Wheat (4 grams per serving) <BR> - Whole Wheat Pasta (5 grams per serving) <BR> - Blue Diamond Almonds 24 Almonds (3 grams per serving) <BR>... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:08:14 EST ABCs of Belly Fat Cure A: ALWAYS look for hidden sugars Sat, 5 Jan 2013 08:38:06 EST 8 week Challenge I would love to do a new year's challenge where we stick to a 15/6 guidelines.Maybe each week we challenge ourselves with something new. Like.... <BR> <BR> week 1 just the plan <BR> week 2 Focus on the fiber <BR> week 3 Water,Water, Water <BR> week 4 Try something new and share <BR> week 5 Move more <BR> week 6 Share your success to other <BR> week 7 Check in on others <BR> week 8 Review and reflect <BR> <BR> Something like that or better <em>30</em> <BR> We should be required t... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:46:21 EST Hi! I'm new... is this team still running? Hi. I'm new to the BFC and wondered if this team is running? <BR> I could use a little help figuring out how to work the Nutrition page? <BR> Can I delete their foods and add my own? <BR> Thanks! <BR> Annie Sat, 22 Dec 2012 22:05:36 EST Belly Fat Cure Success Blogs In prep for starting BFC on the right foot, I was looking at some videos on YouTube of two people who are very successful on the Belly Fat Cure plan. They haven't done videos in a while but both have blogs that are current as of Sept/Oct 2012. I need all the help I can get with staying on plan and making it work so I think it could be helpful to see how they did it and how they are continuing to work on it. <BR> <BR> Here's the links to the two blogs if you want to check them out: <BR> <... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 03:03:34 EST BFC Beginning Hi. I have 3 BFC books and get the YT videos from Jorge about the plan but haven't been on the plan. Unfortunately I have commitment issues when it comes to weight loss plans which is why I haven't gotten far with this weight loss. I would like to turn over a new leaf and change my cheating ways so I can lose the weight. This is the plan I would like to use to get it going. <BR> <BR> I know I won't be using Fast Track as it's a bit too strict for me. I might start with his new carb cycling ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 04:51:44 EST Help... Hello, I just got out of the hospital and need to lose weight and get healthy. I was thinking this would be a good way to start. Does anyone know what the sodium content of these recipes are? I need a heart friendly meal system that is easy and quick. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:48:30 EST help!! im new here and have some questions!! hi, im sabrina im new to this site and thought it might help me if i joined. i have been having an issue since around 15 in gaining weight only in my small boned everywhere else and it looks funny. sometimes im asked how many months i am:/ ...ive been on adepix for2 months now and lost 3ibs. i have anxiety and an eating disorder. i would go without eating for a few days then would eat one meal a day and sometimes just nibble. my eating is so off course sometimes i force myself to eat... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:46:17 EST Hello out there!! Anyone still left on the team? Is there anyone left on the team? I am going to start doing the bfc. I was hoping that there were some team members left. Oh well... I hope there are some members left. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 02:27:35 EST It's never too late to start again... Hello! I'm starting BFC again. But THIS TIME, I think I know what's going on. Here's my brief story... <BR> <BR> After quitting altogether and then trying a very low carb program (under 20 per day) I started thinking about the BFC. I also wondered about the sugar I was consuming, EVEN THOUGH my carbs were under 20 per day (net) the weight wasn't magically falling off of me like VLC did for others. <BR> <BR> I think I know why. VERY low carb doesn't work for me. Also, I'm super sensitive to... Tue, 29 May 2012 18:01:55 EST Anyone still around? I'm new to the team but a lot of these threads look old. <BR> I'm doing the three day menu from his website with a few additions because I am breastfeeding and need to assure I'm getting enough calories. Yesterday I had two skinny muffins and this morning I had to have eggs. <BR> <BR> So day 2 and I've had a headache/neckache all morning- last night as well and just feel kind of crappy. Sugar withdrawls? Wouldn't be surprised as I've definitely been addicted to sugar- especially during my ... Fri, 11 May 2012 09:53:14 EST Weight loss plateau? Hi all...the belly fat cure has been a great success for me since starting in Nov. I've lost 17 lbs & 4 inches. However, my weight loss has stopped. What about anyone else? How can I get my weight loss moving again? <em>303</em> Fri, 4 May 2012 11:26:48 EST Tracking Sugar on Spark Spark doesn't allow us to track Sugar as a nutrient. Not sure why since most foods have a sugar component and you would think that it would be an easy nutrient for Spark to add to the tracker. I emailed a suggestion to Spark to add Sugar to the nutrient tracker. Maybe if enough of us did the same, Spark would consider doing so. Wouldn't this be a great addition for us BFC followers?! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 21:47:15 EST Out of the hospital..... again I got out of the hospital a week ago, and I think I am doing pretty good weight wise. <BR> <BR> I had been feeling pretty bad for a while and had a weight gain, my BG levels were up for no reason, and I took our son to the Airport at noon, by the time I got home the pain was getting worse, I toughed it out until hubby called to say he was on his wayy home, by then, the pain was really bad. So off to the emergency room we went. <BR> <BR> I ended up having my appendix removed, what fun! I am... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:25:39 EST March Challenge - 15/6 Okay folks - Let the challenge begin! This is where you will post your daily intake of 15/6 (or less) no cheating.... <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> All that's needed is for you to post, if you maintained the 15/6 S/C value (or less) per day. We thought it would be a good way to get a jump-start, or restart for the spring. <BR> <BR> We want to wish everyone who accepts the challenge the best - and we'll see how much weight we lose at the end of the month! <BR> <em>306</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:41:13 EST Bought the book...losing & loving it! Hello all....newbie here to the belly fat cure but I so love the book & have lost 14 lbs since Nov 2011. However I'm now at a standstill, that's why I googled a belly fat cure message board & here I am. I was told by my doctor that I was borderline diabetic & that I needed to stay away from sugar so by doing so, she says I get 2 benefits, I better my chances of not becoming a diabetic & I also get to lose weight. Therefore & visited Barnes & Noble for a recipe book & found Jorge's book & it h... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 14:42:36 EST Looking for a Challenge Hey folks, <BR> <BR> I thought it would be nice to start up a Challenge for March - it's just around the corner! What do you say? <BR> <BR> Please post your ideas in this topic. Thanks and can't wait to see what you come up with! <BR> <em>304</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:44:24 EST new to spark and BFC Hi! My name is Robin and I'm 31 almost 32 and I'm new to this website and have begun BFC officially 2 days ago. I've done pretty good - today being day 3 - tracked each day and didn't go over (was actually under on sugars yay) - I'm hoping to shed about 22 pounds by my b-day April 20 so have a couple months :) Best wishes to all! Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:26:39 EST Newbie! to SparkPeople, this forum and the BFC! Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal is to lose 40lbs with the belly fat cure, and talk to some awesome challengers out there that would like to do it with me or encourage me to keep going! <BR> <BR> Look forward to hearing and talking to you all! <BR> <BR> Have an awesome day all! 15/6! :D Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:16:05 EST 15 LBS OR LESS TO LOSE? I'd be interested in anyone who already eats healthy, but used the diet to lose the last 10 or 15 pounds. What is your success/rate of weight loss per week compared to other low carb diets? I don't eat gluten products -- hardly any grains or sugar anyway -- but am plateaued and want to lose those last 15 pounds. Thanks for any input. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:28:49 EST Valentine's Day Hello team, <BR> <BR> Do any of you have plans for tomorrow seeing it's Valentine's Day? It's a huge Candy, Dinner sort of day. Do you have any ideas of what you'll be doing to keep it BFC friendly? Thanks and have a great day! <BR> <em>41</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:38:31 EST Weighin 'Biggest Loser' Had Biggest Loser meeting tonight at the church. I lost 2.4. I started going to water therapy today and am doing water exercises. Lakeside has lost a total of 187.6 lbs since January 11th. We have around 29 people. Praise the Lord! Wed, 1 Feb 2012 21:16:40 EST Biggest Loser weighin I got weighed in tonight. I weighed 235.0. I dropped 1.6 pounds. That was encouraging Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:23:41 EST Weird Abdominal movement?? Hello everyone. I started the BFC 1 week ago and have lost 3 pounds, which I'm excited about. However for the 2 days/nights I have been experiencing weird feelings in my stomach, right below my right rib. It feels like something rolling around in there. I'm definitely not pregnant and don't seem to have gas... has anyone else experienced anything similar after starting the BFC diet? Thank You in advance! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:11:39 EST Followed the BFC perfectly for 1 week and lost not Im 5' 9.5" 220 lbs. I work out at least 3 times a week. Ive been working out for about 1 year and just started the belly fat cure. I ate only the meals from the Belly fat cure for one week and did not lose 1 pound. I went to the Gym 3 times during that week. I did lift weights, and did cardio after each workout. I was really disappointed to see the scale read the same. <BR> <BR> Completely frustrated.... I recounted my meals throughout the day and double checked myself. From what I read, a... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:44:47 EST New to BFC & have concerns & questions Hello everybody! <BR> I've been doing the Belly Fat Cure for two weeks now. I keep track of my calories, fat, carbs, protein, sugar, & fiber. My protein & fiber are usually high. I've been able to keep carbs btwn 120-125 & sugar btwn 15-25. Not great but I'm getting close to Jorge's #'s. My concern is calories. I can barely get to 1100 & usually I'm btwn 900-1000. I exercise 5-6 days a week and I've noticed I'm tired ALL OF THE TIME. Help??? I like the BFC but am very concerned about my low ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:53:03 EST A Newbie I am joining a Biggest Loser at our church this evening. I have been checking out all the diets and think that the Belly Fat Cure makes the most sense. I have the book and just got the fast track book on Kindle today. I feel sugar is the downfall of my weight problem. I am addicted to sugar. A man on CBN this morning stated that we talk about the seven deadly sins but seem to leave out the one 'gluttony'. Best wishes to all you who are remembering this one. <BR> Blessings, <BR> Irene Wed, 11 Jan 2012 12:01:03 EST Dinner Advice? Happy Friday Everyone. I hope someone can help me, I need some advice. I will be going out to dinner tonight to my favorite restaurant to celebrate 5 friend's birthdays. What can I do to not get carried away. I need to make a plan before I go. What are my best BFC choices? Steak? No potatoes? Seafood? What about wine? Can I have a glass of Pinot Grigio or should I stick with Chardonnay? <BR> I don't want to blow it tonight? <BR> Thanks. <BR> Joanna Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:06:55 EST Hello, Team Belly Fat Cure Just started Belly Fat Cure. I have been on another diet since 07/2011 and have lost 34 pounds but have been at essentially the same weight since November. Hoping the variety of food on BFC will help me get to the next level. <BR> <BR> I live in Texas and I turned 50 in August. I am currently 174 pounds and 5'4". My mother had two major heart surgeries last summer. She was not overweight. If she had been, she would not have received the surgery that saved her life. She is my motiva... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 22:01:15 EST New to the BFC Today is my first day on the BFC! Any tips or suggestions? Wed, 7 Dec 2011 08:50:31 EST Fast Track anyone???? I just completed my first week of fast track and am down 3 lbs! Wahoo!!! I would love to partner up with anyone who is also doing fast track. Anyone looking for a support group? Lori Mon, 5 Dec 2011 19:34:35 EST New Site from "Chef Jorge" Hey all, <BR> <BR> I received an email from Jorge regarding a new recipe site he's starting. Here is the link for more info. Thanks! <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 11:40:53 EST Who eats all their carb servings? I was just curious as to who eats all of their servings of carbs for the day? I was trying to eat as few as possible but wasn't losing so I wonder if that might be why? If you do eat all of your servings, do you find that you still lose consistantly? Do you notice a difference if you eat less of them? Thanks for any advice! <BR> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 07:56:06 EST New Here Hello, I am new here. I started the Belly Fat Cure Fast Track diet and lost 3 lbs the first week. I weigh in tomorrow and excited to see what I lost this week. Once note, I have been keeping track of the calories and found that calories are averaging about 1200 to 1300 calories. One thing that I like is that it is fairly easy to follow, especially on the weekends, and I get to drink my wine. So hello and look forward to discussing great results. I am so motivated. <BR> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:48:48 EST Tracking S/C How do you track your S/C? I created a chart with small spots to write in what I eat, but I HATE tracking numbers! Can anyone recommend an easier way to track the S/C numbers? Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:54:19 EST My first week-problem I my first few days on this plan I was losing like 2 lbs a day and I was doing heavy workouts(Body pump and Body Combat). Over the weekend I worked out a little doing Pilates. I started the program on Wednesday and on Sunday morning I didn't lose anything and today I gaineda 1 lb. Why? I have eatten the exact same, I worked out, I drink 1 gallon of water EVERYDAY, make sure I have fiber met. Meet my servings of fruits and Veggies. I dunno. I usually keep my days to 9/6 or 14/6. Help please. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 08:40:16 EST Here I go again! I am just starting on BFC, I am sure hoping it will work for me, I have been trying to lose weight since 1992, and I guess you could say I have been fairly successful, in march of 1990 I weighed 129 lb., in 1991 I went from that to 316 lb., was diagnosed with Cancer, 4th stage in womb, 3rd stage in cervix and 2nd stage in tubes, had hysterectomy (yep, they took out the crib and put in a playpen) left the ovaries though, I have since lost down to 230, but it has been a very long road. <BR> I ... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:52:48 EST fruits and cereals what other fruits besides berries do you eat and still have success losing? How about cereals? Anyone eat the ezekial cereal or another and still find success? Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:21:03 EST New Email from Jorge Did anyone receive the email from Jorge regarding his free 14 day FastTrack menu? <BR> <BR> I downloaded my menu this morning. I may revisit this plan and see how effective it is this time around. If you don't have it, go to Jorge's site and you should be able to get it from there. <BR> <BR> Thanks and have a fantastic (Belly Good) day! <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:20:07 EST Prodigal Daughter returns ! Hello everyone, <BR> I am back ! <BR> <BR> I was following this plan for about 7 days and did not find it as easy as others perhaps as I am a vegan and fruit and vegetables are my staples, I easily eat over 2 pounds of veggies a day alone, let along 2 or 3 pieces of fruit. After a week I missed my fruit too much and frankly was sick to death of those Morningstar Farms overly processed soy things, so I gave up. <BR> <BR> Well what has happened since I left ? <BR> <BR> I pulled out my WW b... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 15:29:23 EST a special birthday so it's my birthday (a special one) and I did not reach the goal that I set for myself. Instead of losing 13lbs I lost 9.5lbs. And I'm not complaining. I enjoy the BFC and I really feel great, have lots of energy and I learned that I CAN DO THIS. The birthday celebration lasted 3 days and I treated myself and the scale shows it. But I have the tools and the confidence needed to get right back in and get back on track! Sun, 4 Sep 2011 18:14:04 EST End of the year resolution This months challenge to you is to think of the reasons why you want to stay on track from September through December, and make a plan of action to see them through! I want you to set a goal. <BR> <BR> On December 31st I will be at my goal weight. <BR> <BR> I will accomplish this by <BR> 1) weighing in daily, no matter what <BR> 2) tracking what I eat and when I exercise, no matter what <BR> 3) Going to Curves 3x per week <BR> 4) keeping accountable to others with regards to these things <... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 19:25:53 EST How to track Belly Fat Cure on Sparkpeople Hi, I'm new on Sparkpeople and I was wondering how anyone doing the Belly fat cure diet adjusted the nutrition tracker to meet the carb and sugar count? did you leave out the calorie count? Thanks :-) Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:25:42 EST Hiya Hello, <BR> I am new to the team and thought I would swing by to say hi ! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 21:48:31 EST 5 pounds in August I challenge you to loose 5 pounds this month! I know you can do it! <BR> <BR> What are YOU going to do to ensure that you keep the ball rolling this month? <BR> <BR> Let's go into September with at least a 5 pound loss. Who's with me? Tue, 2 Aug 2011 18:25:12 EST New Person I just join the team..I did week One...w/ up and downs...but lost 4.5 pounds, so I felt good about this...but also this week I saw the Doctor - and I torn my Rotator Cuff in 3-places, so I am to have Surgery this coming Thursday. ( 7-28-11) I am going to be away for a little while, but I will try to do my best, and hurry and get back up on my feet pray I can do this. <BR> I will try to keep up w/ this team...while I am recovering...Thanks Spark-Friends...Love Ya--Trig--- Fri, 22 Jul 2011 15:20:56 EST The Belly Fat Cure [Kindle Edition] $0.99 I think this is only valid through 7/27/11, but I might be wrong. You don't need a kindle to read it. You can download the kindle reader for free and read it on your computer. I haven't read the book, just bought it myself. Actually, I had never heard of it. It looks really interesting. <BR> <BR> Is there a way to view sugar in the spark nutrition daily summary? Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:57:34 EST New to this team>> This is my 2nd go round with the BFC, 1st time I lost 15pds, then lost my job and that of course sent me spiraling out of control. So long story short I am back on his program. Today is my second day and boy am I having sugar withdrawal!! My head feels like it is going to explode <em>24</em> Best thing today is I found the Clemmy's ice cream at our local Sprouts store <BR> <BR> Little facts about me: <BR> <BR> S-220/c-197/g-140 <em>30</em> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 19:58:45 EST Questions - One week challenge Hi there, <BR> <BR> Just purchased "The Belly Fat Cure" and have a couple questions for the One-Week Challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. Do I have to follow one of the 5 menus to see results quicker or is this all just based on S/C guidelines? <BR> <BR> 2. If i do follow one of the 5 menus, am i able to switch out any of the breakfast/lunch/dinner/snacks that may happen to be on another day/menu as long as i don't go over the S/C? Also, if i like a certain breakfast, can i just eat that for the nex... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:51:00 EST what wrap do you use? I want to start the No excuses plan (maybe the italian style) - what wrap do you all use? What size in diameter??? Has anyone tried the new italian menu and found as much success as the no excuses one? Has anyone kept to the no excuse one for longer than a week and did you find it to be a great success for you? <BR> <BR> thanks!! Lori Sun, 17 Jul 2011 14:47:56 EST Somewhat new to SP... Hello, my name is Jen. I'm 28 years old, I work full time as a CNA and also go to school full time for nursing. Between work, school, and other every day duties I do not have a lot of extra time for anything else. I have lost 5 pounds so far while I've been using SP but want to lose about 20 more. This is the most weight that I have lost without using diet pills. I think this time I've actually done it for myself and not anyone else. I am tired of not being happy with myself. I want to feel g... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 16:24:38 EST Start the day with a Belly Good Breakfast! Happy July Team! It is a well known idea throughout the dieting community that 'breakfast is the most important meal of the day.' I know through personal experience that while I may have temporary success with skipping breakfast occasionally or pushing the meal off as long as possible, this tends to backfire on me. I end up overindulging later on in in the day some way or another. <BR> <BR> If I start the day off on the right foot, that is with a Belly Good meal with an S/C value of 5/2 ... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 10:38:51 EST Hello I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Lindsey. I am a 32 year old mommy of 6 (2 step kiddos,3 of mine,and one foster/hopefully adopting baby). I am not terribly overweight. Starting at 130.6. I have terrible habits and my husband needs to loose the most weight-so we are doing BFC together. Today was day one. Couple of questions. <BR> 1. I have about 2 cups of coffee in the morning with a serving each of Truvia and organic 1/2 and 1/2. Do I count the Truvia packets as 1 sugar... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 18:48:25 EST New Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm Shawn, a 36 y/o female with more health issues than anyone I know. <BR> <BR> I'm praying that I've found a way to eat that will help me on the road to a healthier lifestyle. It all starts Monday. I'm using the weekend to celebrate my 15 year old daughter and eat all the crappy food that is left in the house!! (I figure I can't be tempted by what isn't here!) <BR> <BR> I'm using this weekend also as a learning curve. Learning about my habits now, and about the new... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:37:07 EST New to this team! I am Peggy & I will be starting on the Belly Fat Cure program Monday. I KNOW for the first time I will do it!! I am very excited!! Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:44:56 EST Just checkin' in! Hey friends, <BR> Just wanted to let you all know that in my absence, I haven't been lax. Sort of switched my plan, which is very controversial on spark people. It worked for me and I've lost some serious weight(for me) since May 1st. I'm now on a maintence phase. I've missed you all, but have kept up somewhat with whats going on. Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. It's already in the hight 90's most days in SC. I have been enjoying the lake with the grands most days. Friday will ... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:25:57 EST No scale! Well this week I am in an interesting situation. I am a daily weigh-er. I like the daily feedback of getting on the scale. Whether I'm up or down doesn't really matter - I can point to reasons if I'm up why I'm up or if I'm down, why I'm down. I use it to keep myself on track. <BR> <BR> Last weekend we decided to trade in our wii. I had been using the wii fit and balance board to track my weight, but I no longer have that. There is a scale at the gym, but I don't go there every day, not even... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:08:41 EST Calling all Chocolate Lovers! If you love chocolate like I do I am pleased to share with you a product that I found yesterday at Costco. It is not sold there they were just promoting the product. It's an actual chocolate bar that you can actually eat the entire bar <em>224</em> . It is made with wheat maltitol . Taste awesome my kids loved it like a hersheys bar. We loved the milk chocolate and almond bar 3g sugars and17g carbs , the hazelnut dark chocolate bar with almonds 3gsugar/18g carbs, dark chocolate bar with ... Sat, 11 Jun 2011 23:27:34 EST when housework piles up... unfortunately now & then I have to use housework as my form of exercise and today is one of those days-I am trying to look at the bright side: <BR> the weather is cool <BR> when it is done I will feel a sense of accomplishment for the 10 minutes it stays clean <em>20</em> <BR> and I will burn some calories <BR> It actually piled up because I keep going out on walks & bike rides! <em>246</em> ok well off to work-it rally is a huge mess around here Wed, 1 Jun 2011 09:21:23 EST Get on the Fast Track in June! This month's challenge is to eat at least one meal per day from the "Fast Track" meal plan. As I understand it, the Fast Track plan is basically no bread stuffs - you get your carbs from green veggies. This is loosely what I know (feel free to add if you have more knowledge): <BR> <BR> Breakfast: up to 4 eggs with one or more of the following: artichoke, avocado, bacon, cheese, mushrooms, peppers,sausage, or spinach <BR> <BR> snack: 12 macadamia nuts (or hard boiled egg, or walnuts, almond... Tue, 31 May 2011 20:01:54 EST Happy Memorial Day Happy Memorial Day! <BR> I'm celebrating because I am under 160 and I am never looking back <BR> Mon, 30 May 2011 13:41:00 EST New to the team! Good Morning! I have been dabbling in this diet for about a month and need some support to keep at it. I am a teacher at the end of the school year, so it has been hard with all of the retirement parties and stress of getting everything done. I did really good my first week - lost 4 lbs and 1/2 inch around my waist. But, haven't been so faithful since. We are going to the beach the second week of July and I really want to lose some weight to feel more confident in my suit. I also have some ac... Sun, 29 May 2011 07:10:06 EST No Cheating! I decided to really rally really commit to this <BR> so <BR> NO cheating. I'm coming here to tell of my struggles. Yesterday it was ice cream. My 4 kids are all thin teens and they love treats...well I am no longer a thin teen <em>2</em> <BR> Far from it... <BR> Sometimes I start out with a little and then think hey what is just one bowl gonna do?? <BR> Sometimes I allow myself the one or 2 drinks allowed on this plan and then find myself eating things I shouldn't for me I can't have t... Thu, 26 May 2011 06:29:53 EST How is everybody's Monday? Hi! <em>41</em> It's good to be back here 100%! <BR> I had a 2/1 breakfast and ready to tak on this week! <BR> Hope everybody is doing great. <BR> Hugs, <BR> Em Mon, 23 May 2011 09:03:41 EST my little side trip to raw land and back home Well I am going to have today be my last day I eat pretty much 100% raw foods. <BR> I learned quite a bit and yet some things remain a mystery. <BR> I did juice as many fruits as I wanted and used them in smoothies too. I did lose and I have a feeling tomorrow's weigh in will show a loss. Perhaps it is because I was ONLY eating fruits and veggies and some nuts?? <BR> I'll be keeping in a good amount of veggies but love that I don't have to do that to lose! <BR> My waist is till 37 in. though... Sun, 22 May 2011 07:40:58 EST Ready... I started the BFC Feb. "10 and did very well with it. Lost weight and was very satisfied with what I was eating. Lost 20 pounds and then it happened....I messed up. I still try to do the program-but I don't seem to have the motivation to do it. <BR> <BR> Happy to say....I am ready to do it! I am so happy to find a BFC group on SparkPeople. I do get support at home (my husband has lost 40 pounds on BFC) but I thought maybe having a place to go and track my food, read about other people... Sat, 21 May 2011 11:59:55 EST Back from Holiday in England & Back on Track! Hello All, <BR> <BR> I'm back from a three-week holiday in England. Celebrating the Royal Wedding (no I wasn't there) with cream teas and lots of other things I shouldn't have eaten, I'm up 5 lbs. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Now I'm back on track and ready to lose this weight and more! <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 17 May 2011 11:22:17 EST Sad May Beginning Hi Everyone, <BR> My mother passed away last Sunday May 1. The funeral was on Tues which was my 36th wedding anniversay. I'll miss her so much! <BR> The good news is I've lost a little weight. Hopefully, the rest of the month will be better. Hope everyone had a great mother's day! Mon, 9 May 2011 08:59:15 EST I'm up again Well I am renewing my commitment- <BR> after not really following anything or exercising and then having my 50th birthday on Saturday followed by Mother's day I gained and am now back on my BFC with added veggies and will add in some berries. <BR> That & exercise works-now all I need is to stick to it! <BR> Em Mon, 9 May 2011 08:11:19 EST May's Challenge I know a lot of us have struggled the last month or so with our weight loss. Let's turn it around this month! <BR> <BR> May's challenge is to get back on track, today! Track your 15 grams sugar/ 6 carb servings. <BR> <BR> Feel free to post here with any success or failure and we can support each other! Sun, 1 May 2011 11:41:47 EST May Biggest Loser! If you would like to participate in May's Biggest Loser challenge, please post your intention and /or starting weight and/or waist here! Sun, 1 May 2011 11:16:35 EST Fiber?? I am wondering how people get 25 g of fiber per day....I'm having a hard time doing that and I'm afraid that is going to mess with my bowels. I have read about Probiotics, and that is in yogurt...but yogurt has a lot of sugar.... <BR> <BR> Tonight I made a "salad" to take to lunch tomorrow...kidney beans with Italian Dressing on it (3/2 s/c)....any suggestions for getting enough fiber would be appreciated! THANKS! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 20:51:04 EST Getting rid of the Weight Watchers mentality I just had a steak last night. It had to be half a pound of the NY strip. And boy was I FULL!!! On a diet like WW, eating a deck of cards worth of a steak works for them. However, I have found that the diet industry "helps" dieters avoid too much food by offering them chemical substutes. One of those substitutes is pop or soda, specifically "diet". I have just given that up, cold turkey. <BR> <BR> I believe that these little diet supplements help keep weight ON. I think it's better to eat a... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:27:42 EST Fat Head Movie Has anyone seen the movie Fat Head? Just wondering what you thought. I think it's interesting that he keeps his carbs around 120 most days. Hmmmm...what does THAT sound like? <em>334</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 10:31:33 EST New here :-) Hi everyone! I just joined this forum recently, and I just made my first post, so I thought i'd actually introduce myself lol. My name is Staci, and I've been doing the BFC for about 5 or 6 weeks now. I've also been exercising regularly (about 4-5x/week). I had baby 7 months ago, and I had about 10 pounds to go to get to my pre-pg weight, but my goal is 20 pounds. Right now i'm down 11. I did have a setback a few weeks ago when it was my b-day, as I ate out about 4 times that week and d... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:46:16 EST All of this calorie counting has BACKFIRED on me! I really like BFC. I don't crave sugar when I follow it. And 50-120 carbs/day of anything (fries, bread, rice, veggies) is good for my body. Consuming under 15g of sugar daily evens out my emotions and I can walk past Easter candy and say "meh, no thanks". <BR> <BR> However, I got "wise" one day <em>28</em> and thought "hey, if I'm counting carbs and sugar, I should probably count fiber and calories!" So, I created a nifty chart on Excel to do all of this, with a separate box for daily go... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 18:36:52 EST A little help for the newbies! I just read one of Ambers blogs and she posted a list of items she has bought on her BFC journey that I thought would be helpful for some of the newbies or maybe even the oldies. Just click on the link below. <BR> <link><BR>hopping-list-for-belly-fat.html?showCo<BR>mment=1302577561188#c7076335543067626447 </link> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:20:13 EST What kinds of challenges do you like to have? I want to know what kind of challenges you want to participate in! Please post here and I will try to incorporate your ideas in upcoming challenges! Sat, 9 Apr 2011 12:01:56 EST Just joined Hello everyone! I have been "lurking" on here for a couple of weeks and finally figured out my password so I could join! I joined SPARK last year....but like everyone else, life gets in the way, excersise is out and the same pounds keep creeping back up! THIS time friend introduced me to the Belly Fat Cure and for once I am excited about tracking AND excersising! This is my second week and I'm down 2! YEA! (not the 4-9 pounds the book says! HA) I feel like this is Fri, 8 Apr 2011 11:22:25 EST Hello Team! <em>213</em> Hi! I'm Melissa, and I just recently stumbled across Belly Fat Cure on accident. I am borderline diabetic with a substantial amount of weight to lose...right around 50 pounds. I've been with Spark for several years and done the yo-yo thing. I am tired of being overweight and ready to start focusing on the basics. <BR> I have several challenges, mainly involving my time! I work full-time in mental health, I am a full-time grad student, and I have 2 kids (3 and almost 2). Thankfu... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 09:03:25 EST April - Biggest Loser Challenge! It's April, who's in the competition?!? This month I'm changing the rules. If you don't lose weight one week, it's OK. You're still in the race. Just keep posting your weekly weight here on Fridays. <BR> <BR> I will give out spark goodies to the top losers this month! <BR> <BR> Post your starting weight for the month if you like. Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:30:26 EST April's Challenge - what are your goals? Tomorrow is the first day of April! I challenge you to look at your goals. Are your goals defined and realistic? What are you doing to accomplish them? Are you setting up a reward system? Post your thoughts here. <BR> <BR> Let's make some definable and realistic goals - with rewards - to get us to the summer happier, slimmer, and with less belly fat! Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:43:46 EST This might sound weird but... This might sound weird but I don't think I'm eating enough carbs. I don't function well on too many carbs and when I "dieted" with too many carbs, I was ALWAYS starving. So, I tried low carb and I couldn't stand the extra calories and I gained weight. I'm pretty active and exercise about 6 days per week. So the BFC moderated carb intake works well for me. <BR> <BR> However, sometimes I revert back to my old "low carb" ways and will do 1 carb for breakfast and one for lunch and end up only u... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 19:23:54 EST Weight Gain :( This is only Week 2 for me and somehow I have gained 2 lbs! I lost 5.2 the first week and then all of a sudden the scale started creeping back up. I am tracking my sugars and carbs everyday using the tracker from MeandJorge and reading the labels on everything I eat. I haven't went over 15 grams of sugar or 6 servings of carbs at all. I really don't understand - I felt like I was off to a great start and am following the program to a "t". Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice wou... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:13:34 EST Daily goal for the week of March 28 My daily goal for this week will be to stay within my plan I made for the week. <BR> <BR> breakfast: one carb serving <BR> snacks: no carbs <BR> lunch: one carb serving <BR> dinner: two carb servings <BR> after dinner: 2 carb servings, which are my wine and chocolate treat.. :) <BR> <BR> Since I am using 2 of my carbs for wine and chocolate, the other carbohydrates MUST pack a high fiber punch. I will be using La Tortilla low carb wraps and Ezekiel bread. I also have some flaxmeal bread in ... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:06:53 EST The “No Fail Menu” Belly Good Menu Is anyone else going to try Jorge's new belly good menu? <link><BR>u </link> <BR> <BR> I have had fairly good success with the Classic and the Ultimate menu's but I think I might follow this for a week and see if I can boost what I have been doing. So far I have lost a total of about 31#'s so I am psyched to see how much farther I can get. my goal is to loose 100#, I really think I can do it with Jorge and his menu's <BR> <BR> <em>642</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:04:19 EST New again... Hey all! <BR> <BR> I posted here several months ago, but didn't stick with it very long. I'm back again and hoping to do much better this time around! Hoping I can find some ideas, recipes, advice, and motivation here! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:49:01 EST wrong forum :) ... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:43:36 EST Daily Goal for the week of March 21 This week's daily goal: I WILL track my wine the way Jorge suggests. White wine is a 0/0 (apparently) but limited to 2 glasses. Red wine is a 0/1, so that will be trickier. That is what I have in the house this week. :) <BR> <BR> Anyone want to join me in setting a daily goal? Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:41:09 EST New to the team Just popping in to introduce myself to the team. My name is Sharon, I'm 41, married, with 2 kids. <BR> <BR> I've had The Belly Fat Cure book for about a year, but never tried to follow the plan. It just seemed too hard! <em>198</em> But I'm really sick and tired of carrying around all this extra belly fat, so I'm ready to give it a shot. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you all, and to picking up some tips and inspiration from everyone who has found success the Jorge way... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:01:03 EST Hey there! My name is Haley Bailey. I married my wonderful husband Alan last year... who gave me this rhyming name <em>20</em> I am 22. I live in MS, where I am a preschool teacher. I am very excited to be doing the BFC! I did it for a week and lost five, I am ready to stay on track now- especially now that I have a great group for help! <BR> <BR> -Haley Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:47:32 EST Newbie Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> This is Day 4 on the BFC and I am down 4 lbs! I am so excited about the changes that are happening in my body and the changes I am making in my diet. I should also say that I was a Diet Soda addict - 5 or 6 a day (at least) and haven't had one since I started the BFC! That is a big accomplishment in itself. A little about me - I am a mom of three and have struggled with my weight all my adult life. Thank you for letting me share my journey with you! Mon, 21 Mar 2011 13:16:00 EST End of week 3 on BFC I have gained 30 lbs over the past year- I blame it on stress, a bout of anxiety and just being plain lazy. So here I am trying something new. <BR> <BR> My DH and I started BFC 3 and a half weeks ago. We LOVE this way of eating. I felt so much better within the first week on it. I lost 6 lbs the first week, 2 the second and nothing last week. I'm a little frustrated with no loss, but have mixed things up a bit to see if I drop anything this week. Husband has lost 12 lbs total. <BR> <B... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:31:52 EST BFC blogging Hey everyone! I wanted to invite you all to my personal blog....I have been doing a bit of BFC blogging on there so it just might help some other newbies. My blog, "Randi's Rants" is at See you there! Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:23:29 EST St Patrick's Day Celebrations Does anyone have any St Patrick's Day plans? If so, what are they? Do you have a plan for staying 'on track?' <BR> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:51:02 EST Tracker Hi, <BR> <BR> Is anyone having a problem with the track tracking "Sugar" I know they have "sucros" but it seems not to pick up all the surgar that is in item. Unless I am doing something wrong. <BR> <BR> thanks for any input. <BR> <BR> Phil <BR> <em>303</em> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 02:38:01 EST Any other vegetarians or vegans out there? Hello, <BR> I just wondered if there were any other vegetarian or vegans out there on the BFC program? I'd love to hear your meal plans! I have been doing this for a few weeks as a near vegan and it is possible! I do use up my sugar grams in my morning smoothie <em>20</em> Mon, 14 Mar 2011 06:21:41 EST Jorge videos up on! Amber posted a bunch of YouTube links to Jorge's videos. You should go check it out, especially if you are new or having troubles: <BR> <BR><BR>-jorges-videos.html Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:54:14 EST Counting Calories? Does anyone else count calories? I would love nothing more than to work with 6/15, but I am finding that I'm eating too much. While I would like to NOT track that much and just write down those easy numbers, I think I need to track sugar, carbs, fiber, and calories. I even made a little worksheet. <BR> <BR> My hope is that this w.o.e. will eventually become intuitive. <em>58</em> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 18:23:26 EST New & Somewhat discouraged Hey guys, <BR> I have read the forums for a while now and a week ago decided to take the jump in.. I started BFC on Saturday 3/5. I have been at or below the recommended 15/6 everyday, have not cheated or deviated once, and haven't eaten out on purpose so that I know the details of everything I am consuming initially.. <BR> I weighed myself with a new digital scale the morning of 3/5, and today I am still the same weight (well, within a few .10's of a lb). <BR> I am pretty frustrated, be... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:45:53 EST Leadership Just wanted to let my team know that I am planning on giving up my team leadership roll. I have some health issues that I really need to focus on getting better. I dont feel that I can get better or help the team out until I can get myself back to good working order. I have asked someone to take over the roll as leader but waiting for a response. I have really gotten close to many of you and will be keeping in touch with everyone. I just need to rest my body a little more then I have. If anyo... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:27:31 EST Newbie Here Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I started the BFC last spring and lost 30lbs. Since then, I slacked off and gained 10lbs back. In January, I had a serious talk with myself and got back on track. I lost 5 lbs in two weeks, but then joined Jorge's FT program and lost 10 lbs on that. So far I've kept the 15 lbs off and am somewhat continuing the FT/BFC. <BR> <BR> I'm sort of stalled at this point, but I have a lot of physical problems that hinder my weight loss anyway.... <BR> <BR> I love the ... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 16:44:22 EST Need encourag ment...I got off track today!!! :( I know that looking better and feeling better should be motivation enough. I guess what I need at the moment is encouragement. I really bombed today. I guess we just have to get back on track and not punish ourselves with negative self talk. It's just that sometimes my mind gets the better of me or I get bored. I know I can do this. Has this happened to any of you? How did you get through/over it? Tue, 8 Mar 2011 15:42:33 EST BFC for me!! Hey BFCers! I have been on the BFC for three weeks....doing pretty good thus far. I lost 7lbs and 3 3/4 belly inches in the first 7 days....since then I have gained 2 back (ugh)...the inches seem to stay the same though, I haven't gained any of those back. :) I love this new lifestyle...I have made so many changes that I never thought possible and I feel great! I am struggling with digestive irregularity but I am hoping that comes with time. I also discovered just exactly how bad artificial s... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 10:36:10 EST Atkins bars? Does anyone indulge in these? They are literally like candy. My favorite, the chocolate peanut butter bar, has 22g carbs, 10g fiber, 1g sugar, and 0g sugar alcohol. They're big, so if I had one, I'd eat less than a whole one to keep it within a carb serving. Obviously Jorge is not going to endorse an Atkins-brand product, but I wonder if these have any place in the BFC. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> -- Madolyn Wed, 2 Mar 2011 17:36:35 EST How do I count wine? Jorge's book lists red wine as 0/1 for a 5-oz. glass. Does each serving count as a carb serving? I am really confused about the actual carb counts in red wine (pinot noir, to be specfic). <BR> <BR> I went to a dinner party last night, and the pinot noir was flowing ... I had three glasses! Not a typical Tuesday night for me, but it was a friend's big birthday celebration. The food was excellent, and very BFC-friendly. (Passed hors d'oeuvres were grilled scallops, lamb chops, and the m... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 17:02:16 EST March Green and Weekly Challenge! Hey everyone it's March and since this month is St patricks day which means green....I thought it would be a great challenge to eat a green veggie at least once a week or maybe even twice a week. Go big and try and eat something green every day of the week. I know for me this will be a challenge since I am not a big veggie eater like I need to be and the green ones are really good for you. <BR> <BR> The 2nd challenge I would like you to do is make your own challenge each and every week and ... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 23:06:40 EST Hello All! I just joined this forum, and I'm happy to have found it. I have been reading the Me and Jorge blog, and Amber let me know about this group. <BR> <BR> A little background: <BR> <BR> I am in my mid-forties (closer to 50 than 40!) and am probably at my all-time high weight. I have gained and lost the same 25 pounds a number of times in my adult life. I had success twice with Weight Watchers, but I've been reluctant to do their program again. I struggle with how they restrict fat; in the e... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:18:42 EST Jorge's FAQ Page on Facebook re carbs I was surfing Facebook's Belly Fat Cure page and I saw this excerpt from Jorge's FAQ section about do you have to eat all the sugars allowed: <BR> <BR> <BR> "You can certainly eat fewer than 15 grams of sugar a day, but you should try to have 6 servings of whole-grain carbs every day. If you’re trying to accelerate your weight loss, I suggest eating all of your carbs before 3 P.M. (eat them with breakfast and lunch or as snacks, but not with dinner)." <BR> <BR> From this excerpt, I believe... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 13:33:39 EST Question about tracking S/C I am not sure if I am following Jorge's instructions or not. Are we supposed to be counting the foods that have only 1 or 2 carbs or less and then if something has 15, we are to add in the 2 previously used and add up to 17? I had wanted to get away from tracking every single food the way Weight Watchers requires. Adding up all these amounts can get mind boggling and time consuming. <BR> <BR> I have been only writing down 10 nuts and left it at 0/0. If I had 1/4 cup of something like... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:29:12 EST Sorry, but Barleans Swirl is awful! Finally found a health food store near me that carried Barleans Strawberry Swirl. I opened it today and I think it is awful! I wasted $18 on this. I cannot believe Jorge recommends it. I would rather take a few slices of a srawberry and mash them and swirl it into ricotta or yogurt. I am really disappointed. Maybe it would be okay in a smoothie where the flavor can be hidden. Anyone else happy with this product? <BR> Sun, 27 Feb 2011 18:11:46 EST New to Team I am new to this team. I started on the Belly Fat Cure plan a week ago today. I weighed myself 02/26/11 and lost 3.5 lbs so far. I love this plan. I will be honest and say that someties I do think that I want something sweet that I really do not want. I just figure a way to have something that will satisfy that desire and stay on the plan. I look forward to reading all the of interesting threads and learning from you all! Sun, 27 Feb 2011 17:31:25 EST Diet Coke? Diet Coke is my ONLY indulgence, and has been for months that I was on WW. I know it's "belly bad", but since it's 0/0 can I still drink it and have success on the program? If I have to give it up, I have to give it up....but I reeeeeally don't want to! Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:30:29 EST Disneyland? Hey all - I'm going to Disneyland next week, and I would like to stay on plan. Anyone have any experience/suggestions with this type of trip? I've got small children, so taking a cooler to DL isn't really an option. I've got enough to take care of. And we aren't taking a car or anything, so I'm traveling *really* light. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:54:25 EST March Madness Hey everyone March is just around the corner and just for fun I would like to see something for St. Patricks day or something green on our Sparkpages....everyone enjoys seeing them and maybe even add a picture or two! I challenge you! Wed, 23 Feb 2011 21:01:25 EST Meatloaf Anyone? My family loves meatloaf. My recipe (which is delicious of course-brown sugar and catscup) is not BFC friendly. Anyone have a favorite to share? <em>4</em> Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:42:04 EST Jorge's Website I find it odd that Jorge does not have a very active website. I have been at other diet book websites and they usually are brimed with recipes and message boards to help the new people. For example, the book Primal Blueprint has a website which is called, It is similar to this forum where people who are using that diet plan can help others and share thoughts and recipes. I find it rather unthinkable that he has this successful diet plan yet he is not magnanimous enou... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:17:06 EST Cholesterol levels up - now what? I'm a bit frustrated. I had my cholesterol levels checked and my the bad LDL went up 11 points in 3 month. I've been more than faithful to the BFC and I have lost weight & inches. I'm so happy about that. My problem is that heart disease runs in my family. The low carb low sugar plan DID reduce my blood sugar levels into the normal level. That is a big success as I am no longer pre-diabetic. But now I have to alter my eating again. But you all know that using the low fat versions of many ... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 09:47:00 EST March Challenge It is getting close to set a new challenge. I have a few things in mind but if you guys have any ideas of things you would like to see that would help motivate you please let me know. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 14:03:29 EST Stomach Pain?? Excruciating upper abdomen pain after having sauteed broccoli and green peppers w/grilled chicken for lunch. I took an antacid, used baking soda twice. I had to sit up in bed to go to sleep, so it lasted until who knows? I've had this years ago when eating raw onions, but its been a very long time ago. I must eat my veggies Right?? I finally ate 2 eggs very late last night. Anyone have anything similar happen to them? <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:23:53 EST Tracking sugar on SP Maybe I'm thick and can't find it. But is it possible to track sugar grams on SparkPeople? I saw where I can track "other nutrients" but sugar isn't one of them. <BR> <BR> I'm new to the BFC and trying to keep track of everything in one place. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:25:07 EST Fage Greek Yogurt I have a question regarding Fage Green Yogurt. I know Jorge uses it in a few recipes and when I went to purchase it I found that all the varieties, 0%, 2% or 5% fat had 9 grams of sugar and 9 carbs for a full cup. The 9 carbs is not the problem, but the 9 grams of sugar is. Do any of you make those parfaits he has in the book? Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:48:46 EST Jorge's Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta I just tried one of the recipes in his book Belly Fat Cure. I hope I did it correctly. I weighed 2 ounces of Whole Wheat Linquine - which was 35g and 1 g sugar. The recipe called for 6 ozs. for 4 people. I used Ragu Alfredo Sauce that he recommended and used only 1/4 cup with chicken broth, and a cup of broccoli, and some chicken cutlets I had made last night. It was a huge amount of food even with only the 2 ozs. of pasta. His count with using the full amount was 4/2 and he also had ... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 17:58:04 EST Off Topic: How to Upload Pictures for my profile? Hi everyone, I know this is off topic, but I would like to upload a picture of myself for my profile and for my homepage. Where on this site do I do that? Thanks so much! <BR> <BR> <BR> Lenore Sun, 13 Feb 2011 16:31:40 EST Recommendations for a Good Dark Chocolate? Hi everyone, I am new to this forum, but I have been on Spark People since last spring - just tracking my calories and sort of doing WW. Now onto something new, I purchased Jorge's book and I am just learning all the do's and don'ts. I saw someone on here mention that they made up some mini cups of various nuts and chopped chocolate pieces What would be a good dark chocolate to buy? I do have a Trader Joe's right near where I live so maybe they have a good one. What should I be looking fo... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 09:48:37 EST Monthly photo progress I challenge all of you to post monthly photos of your progress. How about starting next week on your weigh in day? Who is in? <BR> Dori <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:20:51 EST Belly Fat Cure & Facebook For anyone who may not know, there is a Facebook page dedicated to the Belly Fat Cure. Just click "like" and you can join the group. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>1322861 </link> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:21:53 EST PORK I need some counter info for Pork. Anybody. Pork Chops and or Pork Roast.? Sun, 6 Feb 2011 14:37:58 EST The BFC Shake Hi, <BR> I am a newbie and started on 2/2. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I made the BFC shake for more fiber, and it has 52.5 gms of carbs!! The psyllium husk I have is 5 gms carbs per TEASPOON...the shake calls for 2.5 Tablespoons. So I have used up almost half my carbs for the day on this shake. Also it is 37 grams of fiber! <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a rec for psyllium husk?? I bought a big jar of the GNC Colon Pure. Do they all have that many carbs?? If I look at the label of my physillium,... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:16:56 EST New to Team Hello to Everyone! I will be going out today and buying the BFC book. I have seen Jorge interviewed several times on TV and this diet just makes a lot of sense to me and Iove the foods on it and won't feel as deprived as some other diets. I think I can stick to this one over the long term. I have been reading your message boards and you all seem to have experienced impressive results with this program. <BR> <BR> My name is Deb, I am married with 3 wonderful grown children and am 53 yea... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:34:55 EST Nutrition Tracker? Is there a way to track sugar on the nutrition tracker? <BR> Thanks. <BR> Joanna Thu, 3 Feb 2011 21:04:58 EST The Most AWESOME thing happened today! This is just momentus for me. Just UNreal and would not have been possible before BFC. Today, they brought brownies into the office. And I, walked right PAST them and did NOT feel that pull towards them. I looked at them and said "oh, someone brought brownies" and walked away. NOT EVEN TEMPTED! <BR> <BR> Plus, on the way home, I was thinking chocolate sounded good, so I ate 4 pieces of the Lindt 85% dark chocolate, for a grand total of 8 carbs and 3 gms of sugar and I was HAPPY! <BR> <BR>... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 20:02:12 EST Talking Without Words Make a sentence of how you are feeling, eating doing etc. without using words. <BR> <BR> Use only Emoticon's. <BR> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 05:13:06 EST New here.. hello to all :) Hi! My name is Tracey - I just started the fat BFC program today - we'll see how it goes! I am a stay at home mom - I have 4 kiddos (ages almost 3 to almost 9). Still trying to get rid of the weight!! Last year I trained for and ran my first 1/2 marathon - thinking that would help me drop the pounds. Although it was an AMAZING experience, I only lost about 5 pounds.... and then put them back on over the holidays. I did restart my exercising and eating right with the new year, and I lost 5 pou... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 14:01:48 EST Number 388 I am number 388, Windsong or Marcie. <BR> <BR> I am looking for support, motivation and friendship. <BR> <BR> I am married, 26 years and have a newish puppy, well, he is a year old but still a puppy to us, named Charley Cooper. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 06:57:47 EST Anyone track calories on BFC? Do any of you count calories on BFC along with sugar and carb blocks? I'm considering doing this to help with weight loss. My idea is to sort of combine Cruse's 3 Hour Diet idea of 400 calorie meals and 100 calorie snacks with the carb/sugar blocks. I've started playing with this and the numbers don't see too daunting. Plus, I feel good phsysically on this program, so calorie restricting is a bit easier. I'm thinking this will put me at about 1400-1500 calories per day. <BR> <BR> Has anyone... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:57:53 EST My meal tracking If anyone's interested, here is a link to my food tracker on myfitnesspal: <BR> <BR><BR>awnbrisset <BR> <BR> I have been somewhat lax on my wine and chocolate lately, otherwise I'd have a better loss this month. I really am happy with this WOE, though, really, considering I am still losing (even if slowly now) while eating chocolate and drinking my wine. :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:24:19 EST new here, 1st time on and feeling overwhelmed! hi everyone, I am so excited to be here. I am a little overwhelmed though by the website, food choices and etc. Any helpful advice will be appreciated!!! Thank you so much, beacheemom <BR> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:24:23 EST Tag Challenge Our 2nd challenge for Feb will be called tag. I got these request from a spark member that they have tried on another team. How this one will work is I will post a challenge and whom ever accepts the challenge first will get to post a challenge for the next person. Once you accept a challenge and complete it, I would like for you to post that it is completed. Whom ever posted the challenge I would like for you to go to the person who excepted the challenge and give either a spark goodie or le... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:27:17 EST Biggest Loser! Hey everyone here is our biggest loser challenge for the month of Febuary. How this will work is that on your weigh in day post your weight loss here. If you lose or stay the same you are still in the game. If you gain you are out. Even if you are out for the month you can still post your weight loss on the normal weigh in post. Lets have fun with this and good luck to everyone. This will start Tuesday Feb 1st and run until the end of the month. <em>193</em> Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:19:41 EST Exercise Videos Just wondering what your favorite exercise videos have you tried. I have tons of them and some I like and others I wont even give a second try. My favorite ones are the biggest loser about you? Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:06:48 EST Valentines Day! Hey everyone this is not our next challenge but I would love to see some new spark page backgrounds. What better time then now to change to something sweet for valentines day. I also challenge you to post some before pictures you might hate it now but you will be happy you did later. Fri, 28 Jan 2011 19:10:17 EST Did you see Amber will be on Rachael Ray? Hi everyone.. <BR> <BR> Check out this great news! A huge promo for the BFC way of life here: <BR> <link><BR>rge-and-rachael-ray.html </link> <BR> <BR> So happy for Amber's commitment and leadership in this :) Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:20:53 EST Check this Out! Hey Everyone I thought I would share this with you. Amber that writes a blog of her journey on the BFC was on the rachael ray show with Jorge that will air this Monday 1/31 You might just want to check it out. <BR> <link><BR>rge-and-rachael-ray.html?utm_source=fe<BR>edburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=<BR>Feed%3A+meandjorge2+%28Me+and+Jorge%29 </link> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:55:38 EST back on track going to the Y Hey everyone, I went to the Y today and did a cardo/strength training class. It was a great class and all my body wanted to do was to go home and lay on the couch! But I'm glad I did it. I've gone to the Y for almost 2 weeks now, 4days a week! Yeah for me. :) Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:31:34 EST Hello & Thank You for Hosting a BFC SparkTeam Page Hello All of My BFC Friends, <BR> <BR> I was surprised - and pleased - to find a SparkTeam page dedicated to Jorge Cruise. <BR> <BR> I became familiar with Jorge and his belly fat cure principals last October. I kind of applied his theories but didn't give it my wholehearted attention at that time. Then in January I was sent an invitation to his Fast Track to the BellyFat Cure and I decided to do it. And boy oh boy am I glad that I did. It was just the kind of jump start I needed to kick ... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:30:22 EST Share your Favorite BFC Recipes I believe this will help with avoiding food boredom. Sometimes you find yourself cooking things the same way or the same recipes over and over. This problem tend to through people out of the wagon and many to quit. Also it might help others to incorporate new food they have never tried before. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:22:23 EST BFC Products Review Thought it might be helpful to share products and your review about them. It can be the one's he suggest or any that will substitute those he suggest. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:11:30 EST Did I stuff my face today, or was it the BFC? I am stuffed today! However, I'm wondering if I ate too much. Here was my menu today: <BR> <BR> B: 1 ezekial muffin, 2tbsp natural P.B. + 2 "light" sausage links : S/C 2/1 <BR> <BR> S: Almond 100 cal pak: S/C 1/0 <BR> <BR> L: Burger, slice of cheese, salsa (2tbsp) 1 cup lettuce, 1 tbsp ea. bacon bits & almond slivers, 2 tbsp homemade oil & vinegar dressing, 2 pieces of 85% dark chocolate S/C 3/2 <BR> <BR> S: Cheese stick: S/C 0/0 <BR> <BR> D: 2 taco shells, 2 cheese dogs, 3 cheese squa... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:20:44 EST Help! I'm addicted to diet pop! Like an alcoholic drunk on asparatame, I drink diet Pepsi and I want MORE MORE MORE! I need to break this habit. <BR> <BR> I already have my Powerade Zero, but I still go for the diet or I want one. If I stay away a while, I'm good, but if I get lazy and start drinking it again, it's not good. <BR> <BR> BFC has killed my desire for most sweets (thank God) and this is the last friggin' "sweets" desire that has a hold on me. I can't wait to obliterate it. Any ideas? Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:11:32 EST LC Bread and Beverages I have two neat products that help big time. <BR> <BR> The first is Healthy Life bread. It's 8gm carbs for one slice and about 3 grams of fiber in that one slice. I think it is something like 45 calories per slice too. <BR> <BR> Also, instead of SoBe which I believe is 0/1, I drink Powerade Zero which is 0/0. According to the bottle, it has absolutely NO carbs or sugar. Much better than SoBe. The only problem is that I can't find little bottles of orange flavor, only red. So I buy the bigge... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:06:50 EST Looking for BFC friendly soup recipes --Reposted from the General Discussion Forum-- <BR> Hi everybody! <BR> <BR> I just started on the BFC. I was hoping someone could recommend a good soup recipe that meets the BFC guidelines--that is one thing I didn't find in Jorge's book. It's cold & wintry here, & a nice light soup sounds wonderful right now. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! <BR> <em>481</em> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:04:01 EST Looking for BFC friendly soup recipes Hi everybody! <BR> I just started on the BFC. I was hoping someone could recommend a good soup recipe that meets the BFC guidelines--that is one thing I didn't find in Jorge's book. It's cold & wintry here, & a nice light soup sounds wonderful right now. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much! <BR> <em>481</em> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:57:01 EST Is anyone using the BFC Sugar and Carb Counter? I was wondering if anyone uses this companion book and is it helpful? <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Vicky Sun, 23 Jan 2011 10:47:57 EST Does anyone know what's going on here? I lost about a half a pound this week. And I even went a little off track this week. So that's good. But, my bodyfat analzying scale says my body fat went up by almost a half a percent. <BR> <BR> But wait, there's more! My pants feel a bit different. My shirts feel a bit different. My stomach looks a little different. Sure, this is only the first week, but something feels different. <BR> <BR> So do the numbers just lie? What the heck? Any thoughts? Sun, 23 Jan 2011 09:20:02 EST Hi Everyone! I'm new to the Belly Fat Cure, and was happy to see this team! I plan to go through and read everything on here. From what I've seen, there's a lot of good information. Thanks for having me! Sun, 23 Jan 2011 01:44:45 EST Welcome all new BFC member! I just want to welcome all our newest members. Some of you do not have spark pages but I wanted to be able to say that I am happy to have you on our team. Please feel free to post your questions or comments. Lets all support each other this year! <em>229</em> <em>236</em> <em>199</em> Sat, 22 Jan 2011 11:40:58 EST New since the first of the year... Good evening all! My name is Dawn. I have been following Jorge for a while now, but afraid to take the plunge. Not quite sure, but I think I have been readi g his stuff around the net for at least a year. Anyhow, this last publicity push he started, I decided to send some girlfriends his web link, and really felt like it was time to give it a go. Right around the first of the year ( I swear it wasnt a resolution) I decided that I would try it. For a day. Not committing to more. I felt grea... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:25:51 EST Anyone in the Belly Fat Cure Fast Track? Hello, I am so happy to have joined the Belly Fat Cure Team. On Jan 4, 2011 I Started the Belly Fat Cure and in 1 week I lost 4Lb. On Jan 11,2011 I switched to the Fast Track and lost 1Lb. I am currently in week 2 and very excited because even though the weight lost is less than expected the inches are coming off. Well I wish everyone the best in this journey together. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:52:15 EST Good reads? I thought some of you that like to read would like to have a book club or just suggest some good reads. I get in the mood every now and then to just sit a read a good book. I just started reading the fat to skinny book from Doug Varrieur I will let you know what I think. Also a good read was "A child called it" David Pelzer. <BR> <BR> If you have a good read let us know. Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:38:40 EST Day #3 of BFC and I have some questions.... So this is day #3 of BFC and I have some questions. Any guidance would be appreciated. <BR> <BR> I haven't noticed a change in my weight yet, but I do notice that my clothes feel a tiny bit different. Not "loose" yet, but not quite as constricting. Is it possible that weight could not change but some fat could be disappearing? <BR> <BR> When he says "don't count anything 4 carbs or below" does that include something I would add to a lunch? Say that I was making a salad and was going to add ... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:31:49 EST Sweeteners Here is a link that you might want to read about artifical sweetners....I know some of us still use them on the BFC but this might make you think twice about using them and make the switch. <BR> <link><BR>your-belly-sugar-or-artificial-sugar </link> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:17:22 EST Struggling a little bit. I have been consistent in following the plan except for I still use Splenda and Equal. I don't know if this will affect my loss. I have only lost about 1 pound but I have lost about 1 1/2 inches in the waist. My husband has lost around 5 pounds. Men always lose faster. UUgh! <BR> I am determined to stick it out. One noticeable difference is my energy. I feel better and my attitude is better. This really makes changing my eating habit worth while. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:35:12 EST where are the blogs??? Is it just me or are the blogs gone from this page? They used to be posted above the message board and are no longer there... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 19:34:07 EST Whats your favorite vegetable? I love salad and the only reason is because I really dont know how to fix any other Thu, 13 Jan 2011 19:43:53 EST What would you like to see Coming soon...a new challenge for next month. Please post here what you would like to see in a challenge or what would motivate you! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 01:37:30 EST Looking for a BFC Buddy? Anyone looking for a buddy to help you along your diet journey? Please post any interest you might have and a little about yourself. If you are interested in receiving a little help or if you just want to help someone out that needs a little extra push. Sign up for a buddy here. You can send a email or post on the members page if you want to be there buddy. <em>220</em> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 01:34:55 EST Menu for the day Menu for the day has moved....please post them here under the food post. <em>190</em> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 01:31:43 EST Soda Here is a link to Ambers blog review on Soda's that are BFC approved if you are missing your diet soda. <BR> <link><BR>eview-blue-sky-free.html?utm_source=fe<BR>edburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=<BR>Feed%3A+meandjorge2+%28Me+and+Jorge%29 </link> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:18:49 EST Lets get to know You! Tell me something about yourself that I might know. We post each day but do we really know each other. <BR> Leave something daily....I love the Vampire Diaries Sat, 8 Jan 2011 23:15:31 EST Daily Struggles? Just checking to see what we all have struggles with. Is it daily or weekly or maybe just every once in awhile. Why is it hard for us to stick to plan? Just wandering why we seem to struggle with this. I know for me when I dont see the numbers on the scale drop I think what is the use....but you know if I go back to the way it was I would be heading back up on the it really does not make sense for me to think that funny! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 19:52:26 EST What will you wear? Hey everyone I was just wondering what do you plan on wearing once you lose the weight? When I was a weight watcher member they asked us to visualize ourselves at our weight loss goal and what we would be wearing and I thought about it. Most people in the class said a little black dress but not me....the tom boy in me said 550 levi's with a little white shirt tucked in. I dont know if my choice now days would be levi's but I really want a cute pair of jeans like the younger girls wear now day... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 21:06:20 EST Rewards Hi-is anyone rewarding themselves for losing weight? I would love to hear ideas or what you are doing for yourself. This could have gone under the motivation topic but I just wanted to hear specifically what you are rewarding yourself with. Of course losing weight is a great reward itself <em>334</em> <BR> At first I decided I would get myself a little something or do some pampering for every 10 pounds and then I thought every 5 pounds would be much better! <em>211</em> So after I have lost... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 08:46:16 EST I finally figured thi s out!!! Well...I have been doing BFC for the last 2 months and lost a little weight and then gained it all back during the holidays. <BR> <BR> I have just had a revelation- I have not kept track of my s/c values thinking I could do it in my head- today I have kept track - even weighing things to be exact and ....WOW HAVE I BEEN OFF WITH MY CALCULATIONS!!!! <BR> <BR> I am in amazement- especially with my peanut intake- I think I have been eating 3 carb meals of them a day and counted them as one... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 14:00:57 EST Any ideas for a substitute for Starbucks Lattes? I am a Starbucks addict! I am and not for their coffee. I love the wonderfully delicious lattes, an and all of them. Prior to BFC I had already given up the regular sugary lattes and replaced them with a venti sugar free caramel soy latte or sometimes a venti soy chai latte. <BR> <BR> So, this has been my biggest struggle on BFC so far and I know if I am going to sustain this long term, I need to find a substitute that is satisfying. Today I tried a vanilla caramel tea (found at the stor... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 19:57:46 EST The fast track I was just wondering if any of you guys are following the fast track or just the original BFC plan? Sun, 2 Jan 2011 13:36:58 EST Ideas! Please post any ideas you might have for any up coming challenges or just anything you might want to see on our team that would help you on your weigh loss journey. <em>30</em> Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:31:48 EST New Year! New You! Hey everyone I will be the first to start off our new challenge. I have a goal I want to make over the next 3 months to lose 15lbs but I am going to take it 1 month at a time. I find if I look at it as a smaller goal I am not so overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> Goals for this month: <BR> 1. exercise 4 days a week <BR> 2. get 8 glasses of water in a day <BR> 3. lose 5lb this month <BR> 4. give myself positive feed back daily. <BR> 5. eat more veggies and learn new recipes using them. <BR> <BR> Here a... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 12:06:19 EST Recipes Hey BFC team....this year I am going to challenge you to please post your recipes. It can be new, old or something you just put together yourself. I just got some new cookware for Christmas and I want to be able to use them. I have never been one to cook alot. They use to call me queen of the frozen meal. But since starting the BFC I have not touched a frozen meal. But to be honest I eat alot of the same old things day in and day out. So I am hoping to get some new ideas and recipes....Please... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:41:03 EST truvia Has anyone that uses truvia had problems with bloat from using it? I switched from regular stevia to the truvia I like the taste but since I started using it I've been really bloated. Just trying to figure out if its the truvia or something else. Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:23:45 EST Hello Everyone =) I will be starting the BFC within the next couple of days and I need a go-to spot for insight and motivation. It will also be interesting to see how all of you are doing it. I've tried it before, but fell off. It WAS an easy diet. At times it was so easy that it felt wrong lol I was not able to afford (or access) some of the foods listed in the book, so I pretty much stuck to the 15/6 rule and made out okay. What I got from the book is that there are no forbidden foods, and that I'm able to p... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 07:51:52 EST Next Challenge Thanks everyone who participated in the 12 days before challenge. I am thinking up something for our next one. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I enjoyed my day with my family. Keep up all the great work! Sun, 26 Dec 2010 12:33:51 EST A positive thought My positive thought about myself....I love who I am I am a great friend and mother and wife. I think each and everyone of you are so motivating to me and a great inspiration. Fri, 17 Dec 2010 20:50:50 EST Dreamfields Pasta Does anyone know much about Dreamfields pasta? They say that only 5 of the 41 grams per serving are digestible. Many people have added this product to the SparkPeople food choices, but they always count all the carbs. <BR> <BR> I just bought some and it was delicious, but I'd like to know how to count it. <link><BR>_pasta_stores_list.php?state=all </link> <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think or if this pasta is ever mentioned by Jorge Cruise. <BR> <... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:02:39 EST Jorge's YouTube videos Great resource! I don't know if you guys have watched them or not, but they are a great resource and he answers so many of our questions in them. Check them out if you haven't already. Mon, 13 Dec 2010 09:29:41 EST Finally Thin! I finished reading Finally Thin by Kim Bensen. Now that I've finished reading her book, I would like to recommend that you grab a copy if you haven't already. Put it at the top of your Christmas wish list! This book is THE BEST book I've ever read on weight loss and maintenance. It does not matter what weight loss plan you use. Like the book says at the bottom of the front cover, "The must-have companion to ANY weight-loss program." She gives excellent, practical, and realistic advice, ... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:59:22 EST 12 Days before Christmas Challenge Hey everyone just what you have been waiting for the 12 days before Christmas Challenge. Even if you dont celebrate Christmas you can still do a 12 days challenge. You dont have to do them in the order I post but I would really like for you to try and do them all. I want this to be fun and exciting for everyone. It starts tomorrow 12/13 and ends 12/24. Lets get ready to have some fun! <BR> <BR> Day 1: Exercise at least 3 times this week. I know we all dont like it but if really is good for y... Sun, 12 Dec 2010 14:56:16 EST What keeps you motivated I just want to throw this topic out to you about what keeps you motivated. I am learning more and more that people lose there motivation after being on a diet for awhile. As a team leader I see people come and go and I really dont want that to keep happening. We are right around the corner from a new year and we will see a rise in people at gyms and weightloss teams and then see a drop. How can we motivate each other to keep us on track? Thu, 9 Dec 2010 21:43:14 EST Vitamins Are we getting all our vitamins in? I for the longest time did not take any vitamins. I just started awhile ago. I just take womens one a day and vitamin D, started using fish oil daily too. Wed, 8 Dec 2010 01:09:07 EST Up coming challenges and how will you cope? I know we all have been having some struggles with this Holiday season. I also know we have parties and food seems to be everywhere to tempt us. How are we going to handle these situations without going overboard? I have a christmas party to attend next weekend and they rent out half a bowling alley, so much fun. I really dont care to much for the food they serve since they are not to formal and in a bowling alley you cant expect fancy food. So the food should not be to hard to avoid but dess... Sun, 5 Dec 2010 12:38:07 EST Whey Low: Have you tried it? I've been using Truvia, but it just lacks something to me, so I went on a search for other sweeteners and came across something called Whey Low. Has anyone used it? I'm getting mixed messages about it. They sell it at Whole Foods, so maybe I'll get some and try it. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:54:06 EST Can we track sugar grams on the nutrition tracker? I don't see it listed as a nutrient, but I'm hoping someone knows something I don't. :) Thu, 2 Dec 2010 20:44:47 EST Thanks Hey everyone thanks to all who participated in the November Challenge. Please let me know if I missed giving you a spark goodie for participating. I cant wait until our up coming challenge. I really enjoyed the last one. I met some really great people and felt good giving out compliments and goodies. Thanks again. Thu, 2 Dec 2010 20:11:30 EST Fiber In the begininng I was counting my fiber grams as well as time has gone on I really have not done this. It will be my goal to start this again. I really think this is so important to get our fiber in for the day since low carb diets are not to high in fiber. I have always had problems with going to the bathroom (TMI) but I think if I start getting back the fiber this might help. How do you guys get your fiber in? I used benefiber but I have heard super seed is a good way to get it in. Thu, 2 Dec 2010 13:10:06 EST 15/6?? How are you guys doing with this? Are you really only consuming six grams of carbs? Wed, 1 Dec 2010 21:34:12 EST Welcome New Members Just want to welcome all my newest members. Some of you do not have a spark page so I was not able to welcome you, but I am so glad you have joined the BFC team. We really have a great team of people hear and we would like to help support you on your weight loss journey. Please feel free to post any questions or comments. <em>235</em> Wed, 1 Dec 2010 01:34:27 EST Dining Out Tomorrow is hub's b-day and a possible dinner out at a restaurant. This will be my first meal out since I've just started BFC - yikes! The temptations are already scaring me lol. What do you all do in these situations? Do you have a safe 'go-to' meal? Stick with a simple protein veggie? Order breakfast (eggs) instead? <BR> <BR> Ok, I know I'm in a bit of a Any advice? Thanks so much for any ideas!! <BR> <em>4</em> Tue, 30 Nov 2010 20:49:29 EST December Ideas LatteGal and I have been talking back and fourth about good ideas for a December Challenge. We'd like to also ask you guys if you have any ideas of things you'd like to do for the December challenge. We are thinking of one thing to do per day and it can be motivational, supportive, meeting new people, making a new meal, etc. Do any of you have anything you'd like to do? Please let us know and we may consider it for Decembers challenge. Thank you. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 20:13:10 EST Can this be right? So for breakfast I had 2/3 c of Nature's Path Organic Smart Bran. 6 sugars, 24 carbs. So that's 6/2. 13 fiber. <BR> <BR> Then for lunch we're at McDonald's, so I look on the nutritional chart. Chicken selects (5), 0 sugars, 40 carbs. So that's 0/2. <BR> <BR> Fried chicken comes out with a better BFC rating than a bowl of bran? Not that I don't like being told that I can eat fried chicken, but it just seems unlikely to me that I could ever expect to drop any weight with a system that works ... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:58:15 EST Hi Everyone!! I just wanted to say a quick hello and how excited I am to join your team! <BR> <BR> I picked up BFC on a whim at Wal-Mart the other night and read it all in one sitting lol. I was horrified to realize just how much 'hidden' sugar I've been eating...and all in what I considered to be HEALTHY things! Grrr! <BR> <BR> This is my day 3 and all is going so well! A few visits to the grocery store, etc, hoping I have everything I need for a successful week. <BR> <BR> I am finding this pretty e... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 19:51:29 EST Ready to try something new! Hi! I heard about the Belly Fat Cure diet from my sister-in-law and my niece. I don't know much about it yet, except that you limit sugar to 15g a day and carbs to 150g a day. Does that sound about right? <BR> <BR> I've tried lots of different diets over the years and had finally decided to just forget about it and be happy with who I am, but this piqued my interest. I'm willing to give it another go! I know Christmas is right around the corner, but I hope I can make it work this time. <BR> ... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 18:47:58 EST Team Co-leader Hey everyone I just wanted to introduce to you my daughter Courtney who I have asked to help me co-lead the BFC team. She has been follow the BFC team for a little while and has seen some great changes. Since we are growing by leaps and bounds I needed the extra support. So please welcome her and I hope we can keep growing and keep supporting each other. <em>244</em> Sun, 28 Nov 2010 16:38:00 EST Newbie with questions So I bought the book last night and I am very excited to start. I think I am over analyzing thought. So do I simply track sugars and carbs that's it? I mean is there I sample day as far as how to set up your meals? Or do you just pick what ever and make sure you don't consume more than the 15/6 for the day? I am wanting to follow meal plans either his or make my own because lack of planning is where I always fail! But say I don't have time to make one of his breakfasts do I need to make sure ... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 15:30:24 EST Did you survive? Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with friends and family. What did you do with your left overs? Are we back on track? Hope everyone is focused on our goals. I went out yesterday for black Friday shopping man or man I did not know what craziness there was. I did not get to much since I could not handle the crowds. Next year I think I will order from the internet! Sat, 27 Nov 2010 12:14:03 EST How did you do this Thanksgiving? So, how well did you resist the temptations this Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> I think I did pretty well. Had dinner at my Aunt's. There were 18 of us and we each brought a different part of the meal. Some brought 2 or 3 things. I came away from dinner satisfied, but not overfull. I put a spoonful of each casserole & vegetable dish on my plate, had a nice sized slice of ham and turkey. I brought 2 slivers of pie home (made about 1/2 piece)and had them when I was ready for a sweet. I load... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 20:45:45 EST How are you calculating meals? When you guys come up with your totals for a meal, do you add all the carbs and all the sugars for everything in the meal together and then figure out how many carb servings it counts for? Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:31:02 EST Welcome AMARYLIS09 And KAYLA99 Welcome to the BFC team...I am so happy that you have joined us. Please feel free to ask or post any questions you may have. You can also email me if you need help. <em>199</em> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 22:25:49 EST Hello Hi All! <BR> <BR> I have been on BFC for six weeks. I have went from 179 to 167.8. I love the diet, but I hope that I am able to keep at it. I've been on diet after diet but I never stuck to one. I hope this time it can be different. Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:26:10 EST Welcome KJWILSON211 Welcome to the BFC glad you have joined us. Please feel free to jump in and comment or ask some questions. We are a great group here! <em>199</em> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:27:25 EST Welcome KASTEWART84 Wanted to welcome you to the BFC glad you joined us. Thank you for jumping in there and adding some great pumpkin recipes too! If you need anything or just want to chat let us know. Have a super weekend! Sun, 21 Nov 2010 12:34:52 EST Hi again :) Yep, I'm back <em>334</em> .I feel like I should do another introduction because I joined in the spring but didn't keep up with the BFC plan. So now I'm starting again. I recently came across some success stories and blogs and I want to be successful too. <BR> <BR> I like the BFC. Unfortunately, in the past I have had difficulty sticking to any weight loss plan. I found an excuse to stop. I get upset later when my weight goes back up. I get so unhappy with myself when I look in the mirror,... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 07:39:04 EST where are you from? Hey everyone as our BFC team grows, I would really like to know a little bit about you guys...where you from? what you do? or what you like. Please do some sharing so we can get to know each other. <BR> <BR> My name is Diana and I am 45 and will be a first time grandmother next summer. I live in Oregon and have been married for 29yrs. I work in a physical therapist office thank goodness because my body is falling apart. I have 2 cute little dogs named cowboy and bella, and 2 daughters named... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 00:44:15 EST Welcome Sparky2002 Welcome to the BFC glad you have joined us. If you have any questions please feel free to post them or you can email me. <em>235</em> Sat, 20 Nov 2010 00:24:45 EST Bad Thinking In the course of my self discovery I have realized I was the victim of some bad thinking. I had used so many diet plans over the years and I still had their rules in my head. Jorge's rules are simple. Keep your sugar to carb ration at 15/6. Forget about the calories. I keep trying to count calories, or convert it to weight watchers point. So, now I'm logging what I eat at SP but only paying attention to the carbs. It's unfortunate that SP doesn't track sugar but I keep track of that in ... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 23:45:45 EST Finally ready! I think? Hello, I'm finally ready to really try this. I attempted BFC, but became discouraged quickly. I need a lot of help with motivation. I have not been very active on Sparkpeople, though I've been a member a while. Any help would be appreciated. <em>2</em> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 21:43:23 EST Welcome DJMOMX3 Welcome to the BFC glad you have joined us. Please let me know or the team if you have any questions. Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:44:20 EST Welcome MONCTONMAMA and DARKMAGESS Just wanted to welcome you both to the BFC team. Please feel free to add your comments or questions so we can give some help or motivation! Glad to have you on the team! Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:39:41 EST I Need support! I saw someone huddle I need support but I did not catch who it was.....spark was under maintenance yesterday and I did not get a chance to check out anything. So if it was you please let us know so we can give you some support! Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:36:01 EST Welcome KWILLYME So glad you have decided to join the BFC team. Hope you join in on our chats and if you have any questions please feel free to post them. <em>199</em> Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:31:13 EST Welcome NIKKISA10 Welcome to the BFC team! We are so glad you have decided to join us. Please feel free to leave us your comments or if you have any questions please ask. <em>229</em> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:05:10 EST Welcome BINSPIREDMAMA Welcome to the BFC team....we are really glad you have joined us. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are here to give you some support. <em>199</em> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:49:53 EST Welcome ALASKANMAMA Welcome to the BFC team! We are glad you have joined us and would like to give some support and encouragement. Please feel free to post or ask some questions. <em>235</em> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 21:46:35 EST Welcome MELISSAD0721 Welcome to the BFC glad joined us. Hope we can help you to a happier and healthier journer. Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions. <em>235</em> <em>199</em> Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:05:42 EST Welcome VICKYLUIS So glad you have joined the BFC team! We are a great group of people and would love to make your diet journey fun and exciting for you. Please feel free to leave a comment or any questions. <em>235</em> Fri, 12 Nov 2010 23:48:22 EST Exercise music I'm getting really tired of my playlist and was wondering if anyone has any up beat music that gets them motivated that they listen to when working out? Please let me know! Fri, 12 Nov 2010 15:31:47 EST Welcome Dirtymustard Welcome to the BFC team! So glad you have joined our team and hope that we can give you some help and motivation. Please feel to post any comments or questions. <em>229</em> <em>243</em> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 22:01:53 EST Not Losing - possible reasons why? Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm STILL waiting for my book to be delivered (ordered it 3 weeks ago, but things takes ages "down under".) I've been trying to follow the plan based on reading all the resources online and tracking my sugar/carbs/fiber on a spreadsheet... so far, not a lot of success. <BR> <BR> I lost 10 lbs before starting the BFC just by cutting out all processed foods - sugar, flour, wheat, etc. - basically doing a diet similar to Phase 1 of South Beach (for those who know it)... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 19:28:50 EST Newbies Here is something that might be a little helpful on your beginning journey to the BFC. Amber who writes a blog called meandjorge did a little video on youtube. <link> </link> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 16:23:07 EST What do you Miss? Just wandering what do you miss since starting this plan or what challenges are you having? Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:52:05 EST Funny Diet Quote! "The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends." <BR> <BR> — Unknown <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:44:45 EST Losing again!! Well I am down again...finally back on track. I weighed in at 184 this week after being up to 185 last week. I made copies of the meal tracker on because I have decided that I am eating over my 15/6 allowance unknowingly. I really needed to go back to the basics. <BR> <BR> I have decided that I also have to have some favorite meals available every day. For instance I could eat a slice of cheddar on wasa crackers for breakfast every day and never get tired of it. Even have... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 06:40:05 EST Welcome JMM26789 Welcome to the BFC team! I think you will find great friends and motivation here. If you have any questions please feel free to ask or you can send me a email. glad to have you! Tue, 9 Nov 2010 18:07:04 EST Welcome NUBIENNELADY Thank you for joining our BFC team. We hope to be inspiring and uplifting to each of our memebers. Please feel free to post any thoughts, ideas, questions you may have. You can also email me if you would like. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 18:02:40 EST Welcome JSCHROTS Welcome to the BFC team! I am glad you joined us. I am hoping to get this team moving and excited about why we are here. If you have any questions please feel free to post them or you can email me. <em>199</em> Tue, 9 Nov 2010 17:57:21 EST Welcome LILACWATERS Welcome to the BFC...I think you will love this way of eating and you will lose the weight. Glad to have you! <em>235</em> Tue, 9 Nov 2010 17:16:26 EST Cookbooks I have been thinking about buying a low carb cookbook, does anybody have any ideas of any good ones that would work for the bfc plan? Sun, 7 Nov 2010 23:44:22 EST Welcome Wifetotim Welcome to the BFC team. I am so glad you joined the team. If you have any questions please feel free to post them or you can email me. <em>199</em> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 23:20:59 EST Weight Just wandering if you weight keeps you from doing things you love. I know for me I will not go swimming because I dont want anyone to see me in a swimsuit at this weight or I dont want to ride my bike because I think people are looking at how big my butt is! Anyone else experience these kind of things? Sun, 7 Nov 2010 13:02:27 EST Welcome REQ46303! Welcome to the BFC team! We are a growing team and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have any questions please feel free to ask or email me. <em>244</em> <em>235</em> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 12:58:02 EST Great Article A good read and so true from Spark <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s_articles.asp?id=692 </link> Sun, 7 Nov 2010 12:03:25 EST Cooking with Xylitol <link><BR>-sweetener-sugar-substitute.html </link> <BR> <BR> Check it out....could be used for pumpkin pie or any desert. Sun, 7 Nov 2010 00:34:19 EST Welcome Kingroyal761 Welcome Kingroyal to the BFC team. I am really glad you joined the team. Please feel free to post any comments on the forum. If you have any questions please post them or feel free to send me a email. <BR> <em>199</em> Sat, 6 Nov 2010 23:41:45 EST Please take note I have made a few changes to the team forums! Please let me know if you would like a few things added. I want this to be a fun team for everyone. Sat, 6 Nov 2010 23:35:35 EST Food Finds Please share your food finds that work for the BFC. I know alot of Newbies enjoy this help as well as us oldies that have been on the plan for awhile. Sat, 6 Nov 2010 23:28:52 EST Exercise! What do you do for exercise, go to the gym, walk, video tapes....share your likes dislikes or reviews! Sat, 6 Nov 2010 23:26:17 EST Welcome Dianebouyea! Welcome to the BFC team! I am so glad you joined us. If you have any questions please post it to the team or you can email me. <BR> <BR> Diana <em>235</em> Sat, 6 Nov 2010 20:26:50 EST Please help! I had someone email me about breakfast ideas other then eating eggs all the time. I gave some of my ideas but it would be great to hear from a few of you guys to see what you do to change it up a bit. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Sat, 6 Nov 2010 11:25:55 EST Weekly Weigh in How would everybody feel about posting our weekly weight loss or gain. We could celebrate or give support! Let me know what you guys think. Fri, 5 Nov 2010 23:58:23 EST Thank You! I just wanted to let you guys know how much I have appreciated all the kind emails I have gotten since I have taken over the team. In the beginning I was wondering if I was over my head. I am so glad I stuck with it. You guys have been so great and rewarding to me! <BR> <BR> T <em>304</em> Fri, 5 Nov 2010 23:54:43 EST Welcome B-Nana I am so glad you joined the BFC team! If you have any questions please let me know. Great to have you! <em>235</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 4 Nov 2010 23:12:55 EST Intro This is my first time posting. My name is Robyn. I started doing BFC 3 weeks ago. The first 2 weeks were great, lost 2 inches and 2.5 lbs. I have completely fallen off the wagon in the last week. My birthday combined with halloween candy is killing me. So, I'm starting fresh. I am determined to succeed for myself and my kiddos. Any tips on REALLY saying no to sugar. I have an awful sweet tooth and I have a hard time resisting. Thu, 4 Nov 2010 16:50:54 EST How do you get your veggies in? Hey everyone I would like to hear how you get your veggies in. I have never been a big veggie eater and now that I am following the BFC I am really trying. Please let me know. Thu, 4 Nov 2010 13:01:06 EST The BFC Lounge Just a place to vent sometimes you have to get it off your chest or you might eat yourself out of house and home. Or just talk about your day..Or just because. Thu, 4 Nov 2010 01:31:19 EST Post your Victories and Celebrations Here! I am having a stressful week but I am sticking to plan...yippeee Thu, 4 Nov 2010 01:21:35 EST Welcome Map856 Welcome to the BFC team! Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help. So glad you have join us. <em>244</em> <em>235</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 23:35:18 EST Inspiration! Tips! Ideas! Quotes! Thanks to a team member MiniChick she suggested a post for Inspiration, Tips, Ideas and Quotes! Please feel free to post on this daily. I think we could all use this! Wed, 3 Nov 2010 22:41:53 EST Welcome Aim N Walt Thanks for joining the BFC team! If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask. Also check out our November Challenge. <em>235</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 01:01:01 EST Welcome Rosalie Hey Rosalie thanks for joining the BFC team. I am sure you can give some good ideas! <em>199</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 3 Nov 2010 00:00:42 EST Round up for the Novemeber Challenge Okay all you BFC team members! I want everyone to please participate in the challenge. I have thought about this all day and think this will motivate all of us. I dont want this challenge to be so much about the weight loss even though that would be good to have during the holiday season. This challenge I want to MOTIVATE people to join in on the teams and make friends and have fun. <BR> <BR> I will list some goals or challenges I would like each and everyone of you to take part of. You can ... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 23:55:29 EST Hello fellow BFC 'rs My name is Rosalie and I have been doing the BFC for 9 months and have lost 69lbs so far. I started at 238 and am now 169. My goal is to reach 150 by the end of this year. I'm not sure if I still can, but I am not going to stop trying. I have a blog if anyone would like to read and there is pictures of my journey on there too. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks, have a great BFC day :-) Tue, 2 Nov 2010 15:12:04 EST Welcome Minichick I am so glad you found us here on the BFC team...Welcome <em>235</em> <em>199</em> <BR> <BR> Please feel free to share some of your ideas with us! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:21:34 EST Hello! Hello, everyone, I'm Minichick. You may have seen me floating around the BFC blogs. So I don't have to re-type my info, I'll just share with you what my profile from blogger says... <BR> <BR> I am a 37 year old wife/mother. I follow a modified version of BFC. For me, personally, I don't count carbs the way Jorge explains in the book because I was finding that I wasn't getting enough calories in my diet. Instead, I'm following his general guideline not eat more than 15 grams of sugar and 1... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 12:48:50 EST Welcome ThinkThinnr Welcome to the BFC glad you are here. I hope we can give you some support. <em>199</em> <em>235</em> Tue, 2 Nov 2010 11:56:03 EST