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Bringing this up to the top for the new people..

For the new members who see those of us who do fasting, please do not think that it's required. It's a tool we use to help us break plateau's or lose quickly an unexpected weight gain. Doing the 500 down day will adjust your body to lower calories and more control over food.
It says in the book on page 244 that the high number is only to get the number of calories we need on the down day. (but then he gives 500 as the down day calories.) It says it's absolutely (his words) not necessary to eat that amount on the up days. He says to eat only until satisfied. Satisfied is not the same as full, it's more like eating a meal of proper portions. (See my blog on portions) The calculator is more to set the down days or higher if you want to just maintain. Like 50% to maintain on. I have to use the 500 or less or I can't even maintain. Think about it, you're trying to lose weight, if you're satisfied with a smaller amount on the up days, that's normal..If your tummy is shrinking, that's a good thing.
That's not to say you can't have what you want but staying away from sweets will help your body to adjust to a better way of eating. I think of the enjoyment I get from certain foods and then I think how great I will look and how much healthier I'll be if I do the right thing.
In my perspective I believe that if I don't eat that much more or the wrong kinds of foods, (like an ice cream drumstick) it helps my body to adjust to eating less and to not overdosing on sugar and carbs. Everyone knows their own body best so my way may not be your way but sometimes I think we are like alcoholics, we can't keep on eating sugary and carby things without staying addicted to it. Don't be fooled by sugar free, fat free, it doesn't mean you can eat how much you want. If that were true America wouldn't be fatter now than we were 20 years ago before sugar free and fat free weren't so common.

JUDDD in a nutshell:
It is a 500, or less, calorie down day and eat until you're satisfied up day. You do not have to eat a lot on your up day. If you stick to the down day at 500 or less, I think you can see a loss of 1-6 lbs. (Unless you've already been on a diet) Then eat moderately on the up day. Some people join JUDDD because they think it's a license to eat all they want on the up day and some do get away with it for awhile but eventually you will have to tame those up days to continue losing. As you lose you will need to eat less because of the your weight loss. I feel for me it's an easier battle if I just eat more of what I eat on my down days.

Dr. Johnson wants us to do shakes on the down days for two weeks to be sure we aren't under estimating how many calories we are eating on our down days. If you do that I would recommend EAS Advant Edge Carb Control shakes. (at Walmart down by the body building stuff) They are only 110 calories and 17 grams of protein and the protein will help you survive the DD. The down days get easier with time and you will soon look forward to them after too many up day calories. Some people do not like to do the shakes but would rather eat food. My advice here is to make your calories count by eating protein and be sure to measure everything. It is very important to drink 8-10 glasses of water not because it's the thing to do but because it helps the diet to work. Some find it easier to wait as long as you can on a DD to eat something. If you do the EAS shakes you can have 3 of the shakes and a couple servings of plain cooked broccoli, no butter just seasonings. Or 4 shakes. Cucumbers and celery are also great to munch on. If you prefer food, a sample down day diet would be an EAS shake for breakfast and 4 oz's of skinless breast of chicken for 120 calories and 2 cups of lettuce with lemon or just seasoning for 13 calories. Some find Walden Farms have lots of no calorie, no carb dressings and other products too. The cheapest place to get them is at Netrition.com. I find it cheaper even with shipping than my grocery store. Then at dinner more chicken and salad. If you have enough calories, add more broccoli plain. Another great tool is hot tea and chicken broth to tide you over in a hunger attack. Please keep this thread free from other postings so that I can add other things that I think of to help you. This will be the only thread not used for posting and that's to make it easier for the new people to find the info that they need to succeed. Another DD menu would be .5 cup egg beaters for breakfast 60 calories 1 piece of bacon 69 calories,or 45 calorie slice of toast with a cup of green tea For lunch, salad 13 calories with 2 oz breast of chicken, 60 calories, low carb tortilla (50 calories) then dinner, one pouch of tuna or salmon, about 90 calories with a low carb tortilla (50calories) for a total of under 500 calories. So you can see that it is possible to do way under 500. Don't forget if you have a hunger attack to drink a cup of chicken broth or a cup of tea.
Now for the mindset:
First and foremost, I can eat tomorrow. If I tough it out and keep it under 500, I will see a loss tomorrow. I can do this, it's only for one day. If I follow this faithfully I'll reach my goal. It gets easier as you figure out what food are in the down day range that you like. I'm only dieting half the time. After the two weeks are over you continue the same. It's only the shakes for two weeks, if you chose food during the two weeks then you just keep on doing the alternate days.
You do not need to buy the resveratrol to succeed on this plan so don't worry if you don't like to take pills..I tried it for a few months and it didn't seem to help at all. The trick here is to find things that help you stick to the plan.


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Welcome Risa and MICASALI, you'll find that Bug has a wealth of information for losing weight, but I'm sure that you've already discovered that. Hope to see your posts on the main conversation thread.


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500 calories is the amount to eat on down day. It takes into consideration your activities also.

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Thank you so much. U seem to have a good grasp on this so I will ask you another... if u dont mind.
500 calories a day AND green leafy veggies (broccoli etc)
or 500 COUNTING the veggies?

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You can have anything you want but carbs will keep you hungry and will cause cravings. I always try to get more bang for my calories by not eating carbs. The plan actually calls for drinking shakes for two weeks but most people would rather eat things that fill you up. I use Konjac powder (no carbs/no calories) to thicken my shakes or I use it in Pure Silk 30 calorie Almond milk to thicken it and use Da Vinci no sugar flavorings. It makes a nice shake. 4 oz of breast of chicken can be divided up through out the day and still have only 120 calories. The first down days are hardest until you find the foods that work for you..good luck
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7/24/12 5:18 P

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On the DD........ can anything make up the 500 calories? even carbs?

I guess I am asking about granola protein bars and/or oatmeal.
Both are low in cals but high in carbs

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We can do this~
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Thank you, Buglet! I think it sounds like a good plan!!! I already eat healthy and exercise..so I'm a healthy fat person, lol...despite how I look. I DO LOOK OBESE. And I am in good health, been to the doctor. I still look bloated and I have this nagging pregnant look, when I'm not. I've been on Spark the last 23 days, just finally lost 5 pounds and I'm beginning to look less preggers (thanks for the comment on my blog). Also I'm in my 40s but tend to look young to others (thanks to good genes I guess) so the question I get is when's my due date????So humiliating.

I've maintained being in 160's weight forever (I'm 5 foot 3, so that's very close to obesity)...so I think maintenance would be easy for me if I could ever get to my goal but I need to get there first..!!!

I am looking forward to trying out the Alternating day diet, it sounds like a sound plan to me

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Welcome to our team! We're happy to have you. Post often, it helps. I wish you much success, if you have any questions, just ask. The plan does work if you follow it closely. I'm a lifer~ emoticon

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HI! I'm new and just getting started...I found this thread helpful for a newbie like me, and I thought I'll bring this thread up.

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Bringing this up to the top for the new people..

For the new members who see those of us who do fasting, please do not think that it's required. It's a tool we use to help us break plateau's or lose quickly an unexpected weight gain. Doing the 500 down day will adjust your body to lower calories and more control over food.
It says in the book on page 244 that the high number is only to get the number of calories we need on the down day. (but then he gives 500 as the down day calories.) It says it's absolutely (his words) not necessary to eat that amount on the up days. He says to eat only until satisfied. The calculator is more to set the down days or higher if you want to just maintain. Like 50% to maintain on. I have to use the 500 or less or I can't even maintain. Think about it, you're trying to lose weight, if you're satisfied with a smaller amount on the up days, that's normal..If your tummy is shrinking, that's a good thing.

Just keeping this on top!
JUDDD in a nutshell:
It is a 500, or less, calorie down day and eat until you're satisfied up day. You do not have to eat a lot on your up day. If you stick to the down day at 500 or less, I guarantee a loss of 1-6 lbs. Then eat moderately on the up day. Some people join JUDDD because they think it's a license to eat all they want on the up day and some do get away with it for awhile but eventually you will have to tame those up days to continue losing.
Dr. Johnson wants us to do shakes on the down days for two weeks to be sure we aren't under estimating how many calories we are eating on our down days. If you do that I would recommend EAS Advant Edge Carb Control shakes. (at Walmart down by the body building stuff) They are only 110 calories and 17 grams of protein and the protein will help you survive the DD. The down days get easier with time and you will soon look forward to them after too many up day calories. Some people do not like to do the shakes but would rather eat food. My advice here is to make your calories count by eating protein and be sure to measure everything. It is very important to drink 8-10 glasses of water not because it's the thing to do but because it helps the diet to work. Some find it easier to wait as long as you can on a DD to eat something. If you do the EAS shakes you can have 3 of the shakes and a couple servings of plain cooked broccoli, no butter just seasonings. Or 4 shakes. Cucumbers and celery are also great to munch on. If you prefer food, a sample down day diet would be an EAS shake for breakfast and 4 oz's of skinless breast of chicken for 120 calories and 2 cups of lettuce with lemon or just seasoning for 13 calories. Some find Walden Farms have lots of no calorie, no carb dressings and other products too. The cheapest place to get them is at Netrition.com. I find it cheaper even with shipping than my grocery store. Then at dinner more chicken and salad. If you have enough calories, add more broccoli plain. Another great tool is hot tea and chicken broth to tide you over in a hunger attack. Please keep this thread free from other postings so that I can add other things that I think of to help you. This will be the only thread not used for posting and that's to make it easier for the new people to find the info that they need to succeed. Another DD menu would be .5 cup egg beaters for breakfast 60 calories
1 piece of bacon 69 calories,or 45 calorie slice of toast with a cup of green tea For lunch, salad 13 calories with 2 oz breast of chicken, 60 calories, low carb tortilla (50 calories) then dinner, one pouch of tuna or salmon, about 90 calories with a low carb tortilla (50calories) for a total of under 500 calories. So you can see that it is possible to do way under 500. Don't forget if you have hunger drink a cup of chicken broth.
Now for the mindset:
First and foremost, I can eat tomorrow. If I tough it out and keep it under 500, I will see a loss tomorrow. I can do this, it's only for one day. If I follow this faithfully I'll reach my goal. It gets easier as you figure out what food are in the down day range that you like. I'm only dieting half the time. After the two weeks are over you continue the same. It's only the shakes for two weeks, if you chose food during the two weeks then you just keep on doing the alternate days.
You do not need to buy the resveratrol to succeed on this plan so don't worry if you don't like to take pills..

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Trust in God when the going gets rough! Keep Him with you all through out the day...Think of Him often, He has every hair on your head counted and He's always "On call"....

Yesterday is history,
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This is copied and pasted from Dr's site.

How to do the diet:

Getting started on the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ plan is easy... and unlike many other diets, long-term adherence is easy, too! The diet is ideal for individuals who are trying to lose weight, but it is appropriate for anyone who is looking to improve their health and prevent premature aging. Dr. James Johnson developed the diet based on studies showing that alternate-day calorie restriction decreases the risk of disease and prolongs life in virtually all organisms tested. Resveratrol is also believed to promote similar effects.

Getting Started
Up Days and Down Days
The Induction Phase
Long-term Maintenance
To Help Ensure Your Success
Getting Started – The UpDayDownDay Diet™ Plan
There are a few things you can do before you begin the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ to help keep track of your progress and goals:

1.Begin keeping a journal so that you will be better able to measure your success. Include how much you weigh before you start the diet.
2.You may also want to have your fasting cholesterol, insulin, and glucose levels checked prior to starting the diet so that you can monitor your improvement in these areas.
3.The Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ has helped individuals greatly reduce the severity of asthma, allergies, arthritis, and other conditions. By listing any symptoms that you have prior to starting the diet and then tracking their improvement, you will receive extra motivation and encouragement to stay on track.
Up Days and Down Days
The Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ is more than just a diet. It is a lifestyle…a way to eat for the rest of your life…a way to promote optimal health and nutrition. The plan is straightforward and simple to follow: every other day you will limit your calories (Down Days), and on alternate days you will be free to eat what you would like (Up Days). After a two-week induction phase, the amount of restriction necessary on Down Days will depend upon your goals.

Induction Phase
The two-week induction phase is the most restrictive part of the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ but is necessary to activate the body's genetic response to alternate-day calorie restriction. To begin experiencing the many benefits from "turning on" your SIRT1 gene, it is important to limit yourself to no more than 500 calories on Down Days during this period. Prepackaged diet shakes and bars from Slim Fast®, Atkins®, and other companies can help make sure that you don't go above 500 calories on Down Days during these two weeks.

On Up Days you will be free to eat as much as you would like (without intentionally overeating) as well as the kind of food that you would like. It's important to enjoy Up Days in order to avoid the diet fatigue that often sets in when following other weight loss plans.

Although Down Days in the induction phase may sound challenging, remember that a Down Day is immediately followed by an Up Day. You will never have to restrict your calories for more than one day at a time. You will be able to eat whatever and however much you would like the very next day.

Long-term Maintenance
Because the SIRT1 gene is turned on so rapidly and its effects manifest themselves so quickly, the induction phase of the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ lasts for only two weeks. After that, you are free to eat regular food on Down Days. Also, depending on your weight loss goals, you will be able to eat larger amounts. While it is still perfectly acceptable for you to continue eating 500 calories, or 20 percent of your regular calorie intake, on Down Days after the induction phase, many individuals find that eating up to 35 percent is easier to maintain over the long term.

When you have lost the amount of weight that you desire, you can maintain your weight by eating up to 50 to 60 percent of your normal calorie allowance on Down Days. In The Alternate-Day Diet, Dr. Johnson provides over 50 healthy recipes that will help you stay on track during the Down Days. Use the calorie calculator below to help you figure out what your regular and Down Day calorie intake should be, depending on your goals and activity level.

This link will tell you the health benefits..
www.johnsonupdaydowndaydiet.com/html
/d
iet-benefits.html


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Keeping this on top...

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For the new members who see those of us who do fasting, please do not think that it's required. It's a tool we use to help us break plateau's or lose quickly an unexpected weight gain. Doing the 500 down day will adjust your body to lower calories and more control over food.
It says in the book on page 244 that the high number is only to get the number of calories we need on the down day. (but then he gives 500 as the down day calories.) It says it's absolutely (his words) not necessary to eat that amount on the up days. He says to eat only until satisfied. The calculator is more to set the down days higher if you want to just maintain. Like 50% to maintain on. I have to use the 500 or less or I can't even maintain. Think about it, you're trying to lose weight, if you're satisfied with a smaller amount on the up days, that's normal..If your tummy is shrinking, that's a good thing.

Just keeping this on top!
JUDDD in a nutshell:
It is a 500, or less, calorie down day and eat until you're satisfied up day. You do not have to eat a lot on your up day. If you stick to the down day at 500 or less, I guarantee a loss of 1-6 lbs. Then eat moderately on the up day. Some people join JUDDD because they think it's a license to eat all they want on the up day and some do get away with it for awhile but eventually you will have to tame those up days to continue losing.
Dr. Johnson wants us to do shakes on the down days for two weeks to be sure we aren't under estimating how many calories we are eating on our down days. If you do that I would recommend EAS Advant Edge Carb Control shakes. (at Walmart down by the body building stuff) They are only 110 calories and 17 grams of protein and the protein will help you survive the DD. The down days get easier with time and you will soon look forward to them after too many up day calories. Some people do not like to do the shakes but would rather eat food. My advice here is to make your calories count by eating protein and be sure to measure everything. It is very important to drink 8-10 glasses of water not because it's the thing to do but because it helps the diet to work. Some find it easier to wait as long as you can on a DD to eat something. If you do the EAS shakes you can have 3 of the shakes and a couple servings of plain cooked broccoli, no butter just seasonings. Or 4 shakes. Cucumbers and celery are also great to munch on. If you prefer food, a sample down day diet would be an EAS shake for breakfast and 4 oz's of skinless breast of chicken for 120 calories and 2 cups of lettuce with lemon or just seasoning for 13 calories. Some find Walden Farms have lots of no calorie, no carb dressings and other products too. The cheapest place to get them is at Netrition.com. I find it cheaper even with shipping than my grocery store. Then at dinner more chicken and salad. If you have enough calories, add more broccoli plain. Another great tool is hot tea and chicken broth to tide you over in a hunger attack. Please keep this thread free from other postings so that I can add other things that I think of to help you. This will be the only thread not used for posting and that's to make it easier for the new people to find the info that they need to succeed. Another DD menu would be .5 cup egg beaters for breakfast 60 calories
1 piece of bacon 69 calories,or 45 calorie slice of toast with a cup of green tea For lunch, salad 13 calories with 2 oz breast of chicken, 60 calories, low carb tortilla (50 calories) then dinner, one pouch of tuna or salmon, about 90 calories with a low carb tortilla (50calories) for a total of under 500 calories. So you can see that it is possible to do way under 500. Don't forget if you have hunger drink a cup of chicken broth.
Now for the mindset:
First and foremost, I can eat tomorrow. If I tough it out and keep it under 500, I will see a loss tomorrow. I can do this, it's only for one day. If I follow this faithfully I'll reach my goal. It gets easier as you figure out what food are in the down day range that you like. I'm only dieting half the time. After the two weeks are over you continue the same. It's only the shakes for two weeks, if you chose food during the two weeks then you just keep on doing the alternate days.



Edited by: BUGLET- at: 2/17/2010 (09:44)
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Now that I have been doing this a while, I find my DD's are easier when I eat real food and sometimes shakes. Like monday went well with a slimfast shake for breakfast (which was closer to lunchtime) and then a big salad w/boiled egg white and FF dressing for lunch then dinner time I had a 3oz piece of ahi tuna (SOOO good) and 1cup of green beans. I was very satisfied with that though in the evening, I realized how many commercials there are for FOOD alone! No wonder America stuggles with weight, all the evening ads are geared to make everyone eat eat eat and at night, the worst time to stuff your face! I just finally turned off the TV and went to bed! Lol.

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Hi All! I am on my 2nd DD since my marathon and I am already down 4lbs! Wahoo! I hope I can keep doing what I am doing because its working. My UD's aren't crazy and my DD's have been pretty easy. I exercise on my DD's (go figure I have more energy those days) and try to keep my UD's to around 2000cals though I don't really monitor just try not to overdo. This is the best diet ever! I lose and still feel like I am not even on a diet!

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I am so happy to be back with my JUDDD buddies. I have really missed your support and the motivation I get from posting and reading posts. I want to welcome all the new people that came while I was gone. This team is the best! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (me, I hope soon) I've been out of control...

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Howdy all, one month and 9.5 lbs gone. I'm really noticing what my body likes and doesn't like as far as foods go. After fasting, I'm so much more sensitive to how I feel after I eat something (bacon...eeeuuuw)

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Nah, I'm pretty new as well. :) Today is day 7 of JUDDDD for me, so curious what the scale has to say tomorrow...

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Welcome Robin! Looks like you and I are the newest members to join!

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Thanks all for the kind wishes!
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We're a "can do" team! It's all in the mindset and team support! emoticon

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Welcome Robin, to you and your husband! Good job on wanting to get healthier and supporting your husbands weight loss efforts in such a great way. emoticon

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I hope to see lot's of you on the team threads...We want to help you and your husband to be successful at ADDing. emoticon
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Welcome and good luck Robin!

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I'm glad you're here. I was going to copy and paste this in an email to you but this is better, you'll find lots of motivation and support here... emoticon emoticon

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Howdy all! I'm very new at this, brought on by an attack of good-wife syndrome in trying to support my husband's attempts to lose weight. I need to lose 30 pounds also, so I'd like to learn more about this, use the plan, and both of us can lose weight, get healthier and not kill ourselves in the process!

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Read this thread for tips and tricks of ADD/JUDDD. emoticon

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For the new members who see those of us who do fasting, please do not think that it's required. It's a tool we use to help us break plateau's or lose quickly an unexpected weight gain. Doing the 500 down day will adjust your body to lower calories and more control over food.
Just keeping this on top!
JUDDD in a nutshell:
It is a 500, or less, calorie down day and eat until you're satisfied up day. You do not have to eat a lot on your up day. If you stick to the down day at 500 or less, I guarantee a loss of 1-6 lbs. Then eat moderately on the up day. Some people join JUDDD because they think it's a license to eat all they want on the up day and some do get away with it for awhile but eventually you will have to tame those up days to continue losing.
Dr. Johnson wants us to do shakes on the down days for two weeks to be sure we aren't under estimating how many calories we are eating on our down days. If you do that I would recommend EAS Advant Edge Carb Control shakes. (at Walmart down by the body building stuff) They are only 110 calories and 17 grams of protein and the protein will help you survive the DD. The down days get easier with time and you will soon look forward to them after too many up day calories. Some people do not like to do the shakes but would rather eat food. My advice here is to make your calories count by eating protein and be sure to measure everything. It is very important to drink 8-10 glasses of water not because it's the thing to do but because it helps the diet to work. Some find it easier to wait as long as you can on a DD to eat something. If you do the EAS shakes you can have 3 of the shakes and a couple servings of plain cooked broccoli, no butter just seasonings. Or 4 shakes. Cucumbers and celery are also great to munch on. If you prefer food, a sample down day diet would be an EAS shake for breakfast and 4 oz's of skinless breast of chicken for 120 calories and 2 cups of lettuce with lemon or just seasoning for 13 calories. Some find Walden Farms have lots of no calorie, no carb dressings and other products too. The cheapest place to get them is at Netrition.com. I find it cheaper even with shipping than my grocery store. Then at dinner more chicken and salad. If you have enough calories, add more broccoli plain. Another great tool is hot tea and chicken broth to tide you over in a hunger attack. Please keep this thread free from other postings so that I can add other things that I think of to help you. This will be the only thread not used for posting and that's to make it easier for the new people to find the info that they need to succeed. Another DD menu would be .5 cup egg beaters for breakfast 60 calories
1 piece of bacon 69 calories,or 45 calorie slice of toast with a cup of green tea For lunch, salad 13 calories with 2 oz breast of chicken, 60 calories, low carb tortilla (50 calories) then dinner, one pouch of tuna or salmon, about 90 calories with a low carb tortilla (50calories) for a total of under 500 calories. So you can see that it is possible to do way under 500. Don't forget if you have hunger drink a cup of chicken broth.
Now for the mindset:
First and foremost, I can eat tomorrow. If I tough it out and keep it under 500, I will see a loss tomorrow. I can do this, it's only for one day. If I follow this faithfully I'll reach my goal. It gets easier as you figure out what food are in the down day range that you like. I'm only dieting half the time. After the two weeks are over you continue the same. It's only the shakes for two weeks, if you chose food during the two weeks then you just keep on doing the alternate days.





Edited by: BUGLET- at: 8/18/2009 (15:39)
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Hi Sheila,
You have come to the right place and this is the greatest way to eat and get healthy! We can help! If you have any questions, please ask. Several of us have the book and when I give out advice I try to put the page that it's on in the book. I am 69 and 2 years ago I started this. I lost 60 lbs in one year and have been maintaining for a year except for a small gain after my operations, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. One of the best things is this, if you are good 90-95% of the time you'll be able to relax when your special occasion comes around. Of course, you can't let the special occasions gain control or it wouldn't be 90-95%. I no longer have any aches and pains (It was my eye that got operated on) and my blood work is excellent now. This plan is to love.. emoticon emoticon

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Yesterday is history,
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Hi my name is Sheila and I am from Colorado.
I have belonged to Sp for a couple of years but have never really done anything with my weight. I think about it and then try something and then quit. But last night, while looking on SP, I saw someone was on the Alternate-Diet and it really caught my eye. I went out on Dr. Johnson's site and now I am excited about starting. So, I really would like to be part of this group and sure could use your prayers and encouragement because I have been disgusted and discouraged for quite awhile but I hope this is the last diet I have to do. (I am 61 years old and need to lose 70 lbs.)
Thanks for listening.
Sheila P in Colorado

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Charrose, I am most successful with a water fast, but that might not necessarily be the best for you. If I have any taste of food/drink, it seems to trigger my appetite and the chances of sticking to a fast the rest of the day greatly diminishes. A while back when I was fasting, I tried to have only a salad for lunch and that would never work as I never could stop at simply having a salad. I like your plan, try out both methods (a water fast and an extremely low calorie day) to see which works best for you on your DD. I have no trouble exercising on days that I have a water fast, but that may not be the case for everyone.

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On the 28th I weighed 157.5, the next day I was at 156.5 and the next day I did a water fast (no bites of food, sugarless gum or lemon flavor in your water)The next day I was 5.5 lbs lighter and I did a down day yesterday of 500 and lost another lb. Today I am 150 lbs. If you drink only water, black coffee, (no splenda or diet drinks)and unsweetened tea, the hunger will not start up. My body tries to tell me it's time to eat (just a thought, no hunger) and I tell it that it's a no food day. It works for me. I can go from feasting to a water fast and be back on track very easily. I wish you success. Let us know how you do..
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If you do shakes it's better not to use Slim Fast. They are too many calories and too much sugar.

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Tomorrow is my official start day on JUDDD. I have a total of about 30 pounds to lose. My first short term goal is 15 pounds by my 49th birthday in 9 weeks. I hope that is a reasonable goal. I have some experience with fasting for a day or two occasionally but it is always challenging. My plan is to start with a water fast tomorrow and on my other down days use 2 nutritional shakes throughout the day. I have noticed on the forum that many people prefer a water fast on their DD rather than limiting calories. I would like feedback as to the different successes that people have had with the two approaches.
thanks


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Just keeping this on top!
JUDDD in a nutshell:
It is a 500, or less, calorie down day and eat until you're satisfied up day. You do not have to eat a lot on your up day. If you stick to the down day at 500 or less, I guarantee a loss of 1-6 lbs. Then eat moderately on the up day. Some people join JUDDD because they think it's a license to eat all they want on the up day and some do get away with it for awhile but eventually you will have to tame those up days to continue losing.
Dr. Johnson wants us to do shakes on the down days for two weeks to be sure we aren't under estimating how many calories we are eating on our down days. If you do that I would recommend EAS Advant Edge Carb Control shakes. (at Walmart down by the body building stuff) They are only 110 calories and 17 grams of protein and the protein will help you survive the DD. The down days get easier with time and you will soon look forward to them after too many up day calories. Some people do not like to do the shakes but would rather eat food. My advice here is to make your calories count by eating protein and be sure to measure everything. It is very important to drink 8-10 glasses of water not because it's the thing to do but because it helps the diet to work. Some find it easier to wait as long as you can on a DD to eat something. If you do the EAS shakes you can have 3 of the shakes and a couple servings of plain cooked broccoli, no butter just seasonings. Or 4 shakes. Cucumbers and celery are also great to munch on. If you prefer food, a sample down day diet would be an EAS shake for breakfast and 4 oz's of skinless breast of chicken for 120 calories and 2 cups of lettuce with lemon or just seasoning for 13 calories. Some find Walden Farms have lots of no calorie, no carb dressings and other products too. The cheapest place to get them is at Netrition.com. I find it cheaper even with shipping than my grocery store. Then at dinner more chicken and salad. If you have enough calories, add more broccoli plain. Another great tool is hot tea and chicken broth to tide you over in a hunger attack. Please keep this thread free from other postings so that I can add other things that I think of to help you. This will be the only thread not used for posting and that's to make it easier for the new people to find the info that they need to succeed. Another DD menu would be .5 cup egg beaters for breakfast 60 calories
1 piece of bacon 69 calories,or 45 calorie slice of toast with a cup of green tea For lunch, salad 13 calories with 2 oz breast of chicken, 60 calories, low carb tortilla (50 calories) then dinner, one pouch of tuna or salmon, about 90 calories with a low carb tortilla (50calories) for a total of under 500 calories. So you can see that it is possible to do way under 500. Don't forget if you have hunger drink a cup of chicken broth.
Now for the mindset:
First and foremost, I can eat tomorrow. If I tough it out and keep it under 500, I will see a loss tomorrow. I can do this, it's only for one day. If I follow this faithfully I'll reach my goal. It gets easier as you figure out what food are in the down day range that you like. I'm only dieting half the time. After the two weeks are over you continue the same. It's only the shakes for two weeks, if you chose food during the two weeks then you just keep on doing the alternate days.




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Trust in God when the going gets rough! Keep Him with you all through out the day...Think of Him often, He has every hair on your head counted and He's always "On call"....

Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is mystery,
Today is a GIFT

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www.johnsonupdaydowndaydiet.com/ This is Dr Johnson's site...

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Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is mystery,
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Got it. I think I'm carrying over old diet ideas.

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Hi Dave!

That is a trap! Do not fall for it. Take it from an experienced dieter. You are never exercising as much as you think you are. It is good to exercise. We all need to, but the point of this whole program is the restricted calorie intake and activating the SERT1 gene. Good luck, friend.


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PRESSING QUESTION:

If I exercise to the amount of 500 cals. during a DD, does that mean in effect that I can consume 1000 cals. during that DD?

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Does anyone know what happened to the original JUDDD site? It had all the information, all the science, and also a calculator that helped one figure out their alotted UD calories (I know one should not go over 500 on the DD). I keep trying to go there and it's not showing up. If that one is gone for good, does that mean another one has been set up in it's place?

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JUDDD in a nutshell:
It is a 500, or less, calorie down day and eat until you're satisfied up day. You do not have to eat a lot on your up day. If you stick to the down day at 500 or less, I guarantee a loss of 1-6 lbs. Then eat moderately on the up day. Some people join JUDDD because they think it's a license to eat all they want on the up day and some do get away with it for awhile but eventually you will have to tame those up days to continue losing.
Dr. Johnson wants us to do shakes on the down days for two weeks to be sure we aren't under estimating how many calories we are eating on our down days. If you do that I would recommend EAS Advant Edge Carb Control shakes. (at Walmart down by the body building stuff) They are only 110 calories and 17 grams of protein and the protein will help you survive the DD. The down days get easier with time and you will soon look forward to them after too many up day calories. Some people do not like to do the shakes but would rather eat food. My advice here is to make your calories count by eating protein and be sure to measure everything. It is very important to drink 8-10 glasses of water not because it's the thing to do but because it helps the diet to work. Some find it easier to wait as long as you can on a DD to eat something. If you do the EAS shakes you can have 3 of the shakes and a couple servings of plain cooked broccoli, no butter just seasonings. Or 4 shakes. Cucumbers and celery are also great to munch on. If you prefer food, a sample down day diet would be an EAS shake for breakfast and 4 oz's of skinless breast of chicken for 120 calories and 2 cups of lettuce with lemon or just seasoning for 13 calories. Some find Walden Farms have lots of no calorie, no carb dressings and other products too. The cheapest place to get them is at Netrition.com. I find it cheaper even with shipping than my grocery store. Then at dinner more chicken and salad. If you have enough calories, add more broccoli plain. Another great tool is hot tea and chicken broth to tide you over in a hunger attack. Please keep this thread free from other postings so that I can add other things that I think of to help you. This will be the only thread not used for posting and that's to make it easier for the new people to find the info that they need to succeed. Another DD menu would be .5 cup egg beaters for breakfast 60 calories
1 piece of bacon 69 calories,or 45 calorie slice of toast with a cup of green tea For lunch, salad 13 calories with 2 oz breast of chicken, 60 calories, low carb tortilla (50 calories) then dinner, one pouch of tuna or salmon, about 90 calories with a low carb tortilla (50calories) for a total of under 500 calories. So you can see that it is possible to do way under 500. Don't forget if you have hunger drink a cup of chicken broth.
Now for the mindset:
First and foremost, I can eat tomorrow. If I tough it out and keep it under 500, I will see a loss tomorrow. I can do this, it's only for one day. If I follow this faithfully I'll reach my goal. It gets easier as you figure out what food are in the down day range that you like. I'm only dieting half the time. After the two weeks are over you continue the same. It's only the shakes for two weeks, if you chose food during the two weeks then you just keep on doing the alternate days.



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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about LEARNING TO DANCE IN THE RAIN!

Trust in God when the going gets rough! Keep Him with you all through out the day...Think of Him often, He has every hair on your head counted and He's always "On call"....

Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is mystery,
Today is a GIFT

This is my team:
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On your down day you can eat as little as you want but no more than 500 for the 1st 2 weeks. Read the previous posts by me on this thread and you will understand how it works. This thread actually is not to post on, just to read..Welcome to our team! Bug

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Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is mystery,
Today is a GIFT

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I'm new here..........trying to figure it all out. Just heard of JUDDDD last night. I'm trying it out today for the first day. On my down day.....is there a minimum amount of calories that need to be consumed, or just anything between 0 and 600 (or 500)????



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Hi,Iam Sally and I want to begin loosing.I have been at a standstill for quite sometime.I joined Sparks in Feb. and lost 7 pounds quite easy,and before that when I was with Curves,I lost 3 within 3 weeks. So,now,I want to begin paying attention and eating correctly to loose. Thank you for your information and I will re-read it tomorrow to decide if it is for me.,Sally

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No, just click on "reply" on the left side of the post..

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JUDDD in a nutshell:
It is a 500, or less, calorie down day and eat until you're satisfied up day. If you stick to the down day at 500 or less, I guarantee a loss of 1-6 lbs. Then eat moderately on the up day. Some people join JUDDD because they think it's a license to eat all they want on the up day and some do get away with it for awhile but eventually you will have to tame those up days to continue losing.
Dr. Johnson wants us to do shakes on the down days for two weeks to be sure we aren't under estimating how many calories we are eating on our down days. If you do that I would recommend EAS Advant Edge Carb Control shakes. (at Walmart down by the body building stuff) They are only 110 calories and 17 grams of protein and the protein will help you survive the DD. The down days get easier with time and you will soon look forward to them after too many up day calories. Some people do not like to do the shakes but would rather eat food. My advice here is to make your calories count by eating protein and be sure to measure everything. It is very important to drink 8-10 glasses of water not because it's the thing to do but because it helps the diet to work. Some find it easier to wait as long as you can on a DD to eat something. If you do the EAS shakes you can have 3 of the shakes and a couple servings of plain cooked broccoli, no butter just seasonings. Or 4 shakes. Cucumbers and celery are also great to munch on. If you prefer food, a sample down day diet would be an EAS shake for breakfast and 4 oz's of skinless breast of chicken for 120 calories and 2 cups of lettuce with lemon or just seasoning for 13 calories. Some find Walden Farms have lots of no calorie, no carb dressings and other products too. The cheapest place to get them is at Netrition.com. I find it cheaper even with shipping than my grocery store. Then at dinner more chicken and salad. If you have enough calories, add more broccoli plain. Another great tool is hot tea and chicken broth to tide you over in a hunger attack. Please keep this thread free from other postings so that I can add other things that I think of to help you. This will be the only thread not used for posting and that's to make it easier for the new people to find the info that they need to succeed. Another DD menu would be .5 cup egg beaters for breakfast 60 calories
1 piece of bacon 69 calories,or 45 calorie slice of toast with a cup of green tea For lunch, salad 13 calories with 2 oz breast of chicken, 60 calories, low carb tortilla (50 calories) then dinner, one pouch of tuna or salmon, about 90 calories with a low carb tortilla (50calories) for a total of under 500 calories. So you can see that it is possible to do way under 500. Don't forget if you have hunger drink a cup of chicken broth.
Now for the mindset:
First and foremost, I can eat tomorrow. If I tough it out and keep it under 500, I will see a loss tomorrow. I can do this, it's only for one day. If I follow this faithfully I'll reach my goal. It gets easier as you figure out what food are in the down day range that you like. I'm only dieting half the time. After the two weeks are over you continue the same. It's only the shakes for two weeks, if you chose food during the two weeks then you just keep on doing the alternate days.



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I received this information from Dr. Johnson today regarding the email that I sent to all team members.

Thank you 2BUG64.
Your advice to other bloggers is correct and I'm glad to see you are maintaining the principles of JUDDDD. Regardin flavorless oil or sugar water such as is advocated by the Shangri-La Diet, if you find it useful on the Down Day, it's fine. The only consideration is the number of calories consumed. We have found that consistent weight loss occurs when a level of calorie intake of 500 calories is maintained on the Down Day . Use of the nurtitional shake is useful in a similar way--it is somewhat boring and may suppress appetite by the same mechanism proposed by Seth Roberts..
A "low carb" approach on the Up Day is OK if it helps with weight loss, but optimal nutrition requires a high vegetable intake, so it is best to follow a diet with low glycemic vegetables, avoiding sugar and flour in the long term.
The important thing to remember is that it is far more important to keep your intake on the Down Day low rathe than exactly what you eat overall. The maximum activation of the calorie restriction mechanism via SirT1 requires a low intake on alternate days producing selective fat loss, health benefits and mood improvement.
It would be better for me to answer questions on the JUDDDD website(now also called AlternateDayDiet.com)


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Try eating a skinless breast of chicken (4 oz,120 calories )and a salad with lemon, I use Walden Farms no calorie dressing. If you carefully made sure your chicken was only 4 oz and had that twice a day, you could do it. In my opinion, Slim Fast is too many calories and not enough protein. If you want something to stick to your ribs, try EAS Advant Edge Carb Control at Walmart near body bldg supplies. If you had two pieces of chicken (240 calories), two salads with lemon, about 26 calories for 4 cups, and an EAS shake, 110 calories, 17 grams of protein for a total of 376 calories. Add 8-10 glasses of water and that's a great down day. You could actually add a couple servings of broccoli and still be good. The thing to realize is that we can't eat like our family eats on our down day. I guarantee if you eat this menu you won't be that hungry. Protein sticks to your ribs, broccoli and salad lets you chew. Water does more for your body than you can even imagine and if that isn't healthy food, I don't know what is. If you get the down day under control you will absolutely lose after a down day. If shakes don't work for you, just find low calorie, high protein foods to use. This is very doable..Good luck! You will lose anywhere from 2-6 lbs after one down day.. You have to think about what you can eat and not about what you can't eat. It's a life style change.



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This is an information only thread. I will post things that might help the new members as I think of it. If we post here the info will get buried. Thanks

Most people aren't very hungry on their UD after their first down day. I can tell you that all people on JUDDD feel the same way. Everyone says that, because it's JUDDD working for you.
Not to be a spoil sport but when you eat sweets you'll have cravings. The best thing is to only eat until your satisfied (I do low carb and it's easy to be satisfied because everything is healthy and not tempting to over indulge)I eat to live but don't live to eat, but when I eat whatever I want I can't tell when I'm satisfied because my wants get in my way. (See my blog) Anyway, try to eat healthy on your up day and keep your calories around what it takes to maintain your weight at right now, and eat fruit for your sweets. Sorry to be a downer and you will still succeed eating whatever you want but soon that won't work and you will find yourself losing and gaining the same few pounds. The way to success with JUDDD is to keep your UD calories stable at about maintenance and don't take the eat anything you want too liberally. If you look at the UD thread you will see that the ones who have been on JUDDD the longest rarely eat over 1200-1400 calories. The thing with JUDDD is that if you stick religously to the under 500 calories on your down days, you will soon be satisfied with less on your UD. Especially if you eat healthy and not the junk food that's all around us. JUDDD is the easiet and most easy to follow diet that I've ever done (I have 83 diet books)The down days get easier and if you stick to the program you will get to goal. If you think it's really not weight loss but if you control your UD calories, you won't gain even after an UD. Yes, your body has undigested food and waste, but as you go along you will stabilize your weight as much as possible. This is the most painless way to lose weight if you stick to the plan closely. With Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™, a different state of mind is created which will change your perception of dieting forever. Because of the ease of getting on and off the diet, there is no failure. Your effort is focused on only one day and you never have the endless horizon of deprivation. You are always starting over. You can plan your life around the schedule of “down” days and enjoy your life again, without constant guilt and frustration.


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I wish you good luck on your weight loss journey.
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Refections...
What feelings arise when you chase down the things that make your heart flutter? True happiness comes when we routinely engage in positive activities that we love. Take a look at your life as a whole. Pursue the things that make you feel alive a


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My name is Jennifer and I just learned about this diet less than an hour ago. I am currently a Weight Watcher member but have fallen off the wagon and can't get back on (nor do I really want to). This diet really appeals to me. Lately all my days have been UD. I can do this and it's seems so easy! I will start tomorrow with a DD. I will use my WW shakes and slimfast shakes that I have. I figure this way, I can still be a member (since my in-laws are paying the $$ for me and hubby to do WW), lose weight with JUDDD and pretend it's from doing WW. If this works, I will officially quit WW and tell them why. I know the first day will be hard but if I make sure I stay at 500 calories for the day I should be OK.

 
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I just learned about this diet and I'm excited because it looks like something that will work AND won't make me feel deprived. Since I am only looking to lose 10 pounds, I wonder if anyone out there has tried it with that small of a goal. I weigh 135 and want to weigh 125. I've noticed that my weight is creeping up as I get older and I have no will power against the junk foods I love!

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I wish I would have read this first lol. I screwed up and had a slim fast for bfast.. that was 190 calories!! Now I know what to do for my next DD.

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Try eating a skinless breast of chicken (4 oz,120 calories )and a salad with lemon, I use Walden Farms no calorie dressing. If you carefully made sure your chicken was only 4 oz and had that twice a day, you could do it. In my opinion, Slim Fast is too many calories and not enough protein. If you want something to stick to your ribs, try EAS Advant Edge Carb Control at Walmart near body bldg supplies. If you had two pieces of chicken (240 calories), two salads with lemon, about 26 calories for 4 cups, and an EAS shake, 110 calories, 17 grams of protein for a total of 376 calories. Add 8-10 glasses of water and that's a great down day. You could actually add a couple servings of broccoli and still be good. The thing to realize is that we can't eat like our family eats on our down day. I guarantee if you eat this menu you won't be that hungry. Protein sticks to your ribs, broccoli and salad lets you chew. Water does more for your body than you can even imagine and if that isn't healthy food, I don't know what is. If you get the down day under control you will absolutely lose after a down day. If shakes don't work for you, just find low calorie, high protein foods to use. This is very doable..Good luck! You will lose anywhere from 2-6 lbs after one down day.. You have to think about what you can eat and not about what you can't eat. It's a life style change.

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Bug, that is a lot of good information you received from Dr. Johnson.
It looks like he is advocating staying with the basic principles of the JUDDD plan. I think that is good advice! There is no need to make JUDDD which is a simple doable weight loss plan so complicated by trying to add the SLD principles to it. emoticon
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I received this information from Dr. Johnson today regarding the email that I sent to all team members.

Thank you 2BUG64.
Your advice to other bloggers is correct and I'm glad to see you are maintaining the principles of JUDDDD. Regardin flavorless oil or sugar water such as is advocated by the Shangri-La Diet, if you find it useful on the Down Day, it's fine. The only consideration is the number of calories consumed. We have found that consistent weight loss occurs when a level of calorie intake of 500 calories is maintained on the Down Day . Use of the nurtitional shake is useful in a similar way--it is somewhat boring and may suppress appetite by the same mechanism proposed by Seth Roberts..
A "low carb" approach on the Up Day is OK if it helps with weight loss, but optimal nutrition requires a high vegetable intake, so it is best to follow a diet with low glycemic vegetables, avoiding sugar and flour in the long term.
The important thing to remember is that it is far more important to keep your intake on the Down Day low rathe than exactly what you eat overall. The maximum activation of the calorie restriction mechanism via SirT1 requires a low intake on alternate days producing selective fat loss, health benefits and mood improvement.
It would be better for me to answer questions on the JUDDDD website(now also called AlternateDayDiet.com)


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With Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™, a different state of mind is created which will change your perception of dieting forever. Because of the ease of getting on and off the diet, there is no failure. Your effort is focused on only one day and you never have the endless horizon of deprivation. You are always starting over. You can plan your life around the schedule of “down” days and enjoy your life again, without constant guilt and frustration.
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emoticon something must be changing. yesterday I only ate half my meal, that was all I could manage.
this morning only half my oatmeal & was full. It is great to finally feel that sensation of FULL. For the longest time I was not able to tell, am I full or just out of food. I journaled my intake yesterday and was pleasently suprised. Bugs , thanks for all your help and encouragement, emoticon


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This is an information only thread. I will post things that might help the new members as I think of it. If we post here the info will get buried. Thanks

Most people aren't very hungry on their UD after their first down day. I can tell you that all people on JUDDD feel the same way. Everyone says that, because it's JUDDD working for you.
Not to be a spoil sport but when you eat sweets you'll have cravings. The best thing is to only eat until your satisfied (I do low carb and it's easy to be satisfied because everything is healthy and not tempting to over indulge)I eat to live but don't live to eat, but when I eat whatever I want I can't tell when I'm satisfied because my wants get in my way. (See my blog) Anyway, try to eat healthy on your up day and keep your calories around what it takes to maintain your weight at right now, and eat fruit for your sweets. Sorry to be a downer and you will still succeed eating whatever you want but soon that won't work and you will find yourself losing and gaining the same few pounds. The way to success with JUDDD is to keep your UD calories stable at about maintenance and don't take the eat anything you want too liberally. If you look at the UD thread you will see that the ones who have been on JUDDD the longest rarely eat over 1200-1400 calories. The thing with JUDDD is that if you stick religously to the under 500 calories on your down days, you will soon be satisfied with less on your UD. Especially if you eat healthy and not the junk food that's all around us. JUDDD is the easiet and most easy to follow diet that I've ever done (I have 83 diet books)The down days get easier and if you stick to the program you will get to goal. If you think it's really not weight loss but if you control your UD calories, you won't gain even after an UD. Yes, your body has undigested food and waste, but as you go along you will stabilize your weight as much as possible. This is the most painless way to lose weight if you stick to the plan..Bug


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JUDDD in a nutshell:
It is a 500, or less, calorie down day and eat until you're satisfied up day. If you stick to the down day at 500 or less, I guarantee a loss of 1-6 lbs. Then eat moderately on the up day. Some people join JUDDD because they think it's a license to eat all they want on the up day and some do get away with it for awhile but eventually you will have to tame those up days to continue losing.
Dr. Johnson wants us to do shakes on the down days for two weeks to be sure we aren't under estimating how many calories we are eating on our down days. If you do that I would recommend EAS Advant Edge Carb Control shakes. (at Walmart down by the body building stuff) They are only 110 calories and 17 grams of protein and the protein will help you survive the DD. The down days get easier with time and you will soon look forward to them after too many up day calories. Some people do not like to do the shakes but would rather eat food. My advice here is to make your calories count by eating protein and be sure to measure everything. It is very important to drink 8-10 glasses of water not because it's the thing to do but because it helps the diet to work. Some find it easier to wait as long as you can on a DD to eat something. If you do the EAS shakes you can have 3 of the shakes and a couple servings of plain cooked broccoli, no butter just seasonings. Or 4 shakes. Cucumbers and celery are also great to munch on. If you prefer food, a sample down day diet would be an EAS shake for breakfast and 4 oz's of skinless breast of chicken for 120 calories and 2 cups of lettuce with lemon or just seasoning for 13 calories. Some find Walden Farms have lots of no calorie, no carb dressings and other products too. The cheapest place to get them is at Netrition.com. I find it cheaper even with shipping than my grocery store. Then at dinner more chicken and salad. If you have enough calories, add more broccoli plain. Another great tool is hot tea and chicken broth to tide you over in a hunger attack. Please keep this thread free from other postings so that I can add other things that I think of to help you. This will be the only thread not used for posting and that's to make it easier for the new people to find the info that they need to succeed. Another DD menu would be .5 cup egg beaters for breakfast 60 calories
1 piece of bacon 69 calories,or 45 calorie slice of toast with a cup of green tea. For lunch, salad 13 calories with 2 oz breast of chicken, 60 calories, low carb tortilla (50 calories) then dinner, one pouch of tuna or salmon, about 90 calories with a low carb tortilla (50calories) for a total of under 500 calories. So you can see that it is possible to do way under 500. Don't forget if you have hunger drink a cup of chicken broth.
Now for the mindset:
First and foremost, I can eat tomorrow. If I tough it out and keep it under 500, I will see a loss tomorrow. I can do this, it's only for one day. If I follow this faithfully I'll reach my goal. It gets easier as you figure out what food are in the down day range that you like. I'm only dieting half the time. After the two weeks are over you continue the same. It's only the shakes for two weeks, if you chose food during the two weeks then you just keep on doing the alternate days.

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