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Sounds like you have a good plan NightAngel. It looks like you're keeping your options open and plan to do what you feel will work best for you. Good Luck to both you and your husband! It seems like both of you have made great progress so far.
maple tree - I didn't mention JUDDD to him but to me that's another form of just calorie cycling. :) So I still might do JUDDD. I want to transition back to carbs first and see how that does. I was plateaued but I wasn't being very good at recording everything. If I stall again I will definitely start Juddding. I still think the book is very informative and interesting and I would love to try it. I am debating on ordering some Reservatol too. :)
Thanks! I will continue checking up here!
NightAngel, I just noticed on your SparkPage that you are simply going back to calorie counting per your doctor's suggestion. Many of the "experts" will recommend calorie counting with exercise and eating a big breakfast everyday. Unfortunately what works for some people doesn't work for others. I know that for me, if I eat a lot for breakfast (and it doesn't matter how healthy it is), it will trigger my appetite and I will end up eating a lot more for the whole day. Hopefully you'll reconsider and join us as you might find that JUDDD or a variation of it is the best plan for you. If we don't hear from you now, hopefully you'll join us in the future.
Edited by: MAPLETREE5934 at: 3/7/2011 (23:33)
Hi Nightangel! I just posted to your other post in the other thread.
I tried low carb, several different versions (Atkins, Protein Power, etc.) and although I did feel better on it and loved what you can eat, it's just not sustainable for life for me. I liked Protein Power because you can eat more carbs than Atkins allows and also whatever carbs you want. I've done WW several times and got tired of counting, weighing and measuring.
I learned about JUDDD almost 4 years ago. I only lost 14 lbs. on it, but that was the most success I'd had on any diet plan in 30 years! I wavered from it and got lost in Diet Land. I got sick of dieting and found Thin Within and The Eden Diet (also a non-dieting approach), both grace-based using God's help. I gained, unfortunately, but am now using the TW keys on my UDs. I want to eventually eat the TW way, but need the boost of JUDDD.
JUDDD is also a form of Intermittent Dieting, which you can google and see that there are great benefits to that. The down days can be a little tough sometimes, so some mind over matter thinking is beneficial. Along with asking God's help in it, it helps me to think of my body resting from having to digest alot of food. In the past I would think about people around the world who have much less food than I have access to. Also, JUDDD is basically calorie-cycling. Once you can add more DD calories, it's more like eating like naturally thin people do. If they eat a lot one day, they eat less the next.
Hopefully, your husband will support you in this. I understand that dieting together on the same plan is a great help for both of you. Ultimately, though, you may have to do what works best for you. I hope you give JUDDD a go and see what works for you. Some here do water fasts on their DDs. Some eat small calorie meals throughout the day. Some, like me, do best saving my cals for the evening.
Anyway, hope this has helped some and be sure to read around this forum with the older threads. Several have reached their weight loss goals and continue to maintain having used JUDDD.
"It is not an overeating window, it is an eat according to appetite window."
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Hi All! I just read the Alternate Day Diet today. Yes, all of it today. I couldn't put it down. I lost 40 lbs doing calorie counting and just switched to Atkins last month and while the scale moved it didn't move much and I cheated 3x.
I was debating on switching to a different low carb diet or a different diet entirely and I was looking around an online message board and discovered an Up Day Down Day diet thread and I was intrigued. Giving myself 'permission' to cheat every other day sounded like a plan i could stick with. lol I know that's not a healthy perspective and my ultimate goal is to be healthy not just lose weight. But regardless I was interested in the science of it if nothing else so I got the book from my local library last week. It sat there for awhile and I almost didn't read it because I was like 'how on earth is eating 500 calories every other day possibly healthy for me??' (I had just read a quick description on a message board and nothing else) But I thought I'd read and see what it had to say and Dr Johnson has convinced me it IS actually healthy and it makes sense!
So I think I am going to switch to JUDD soon. I need to talk to my husband first (he's not home now) to make sure he will support me on this and maybe even go on it with me. He has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and is currently applying for disability since the past almost 2 years now has been pretty much unbearable for him in pain and nothing working (though he's had the disease over 10 years it just got worse in the past two years) so he hasn't been working and is in pain a lot. He did Atkins last year and lost 130 lbs!! (he was over 400 lbs) then he went off because honestly when you can't walk because the pain is too great eating healthy became less of a priority. I got him whatever he wanted to eat because at least that would make him 'feel better' even if it was temporary. I managed to maintain my loss during these months off plan (i quit counting calories too but I just tried to eat less) but he gained 20 lbs and he wanted back on Atkins, so we both went on together. When we diet together we are much more successful than separately.
After reading the book I think this diet might help with his arthritis since its anti-inflammatory. I am also hoping it helps with my allergies (i am allergic to cats and have 2 that I don't want to give up so i take allergy meds daily that I would love to stop). But he is sure that Atkins is the answer. I think I am going to tell him he can still do Atkins every other day and even do it with Atkins shakes (though the shakes are so expensive! i'd rather he not lol)
Meanwhile what are your favorite shakes? I guess I should look around for a thread about that. I already know I like the Atkins ones and several years ago I liked the Slim Fast ones. I'd preferably like a cheap one. We have 0 money with my hubby not working.
Thanks for any thoughts! Hopefully I will be joining you all soon!