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4/26/12 8:55 A

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That's definitely a healthcare profession. I work at the V.A. hospital in our Coumadin clinic, and we couldn't manage without our medical social workers . emoticon

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4/25/12 10:30 P

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Sort of a health care professional background. I was a medical social worker at a county health department for 8 years. Am now on disability, due to MS, but I volunteer in the community in a number of capacities on a regular basis.

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2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


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4/25/12 9:21 P

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Welcome!

I don't do low-carb, as those are my favorite foods and I have no desire to limit them (at least I have always preferred whole grains). BUT I will say that on my down days, I definitely eat a lower percentage of carbs because I know protein will keep me satisfied longer (yogurt, tuna, eggs, etc.). It seems like a lot of people (on this forum and elsewhere) seem to have good luck doing low carb in conjunction with calorie cycling plans.

P.S. I am a pharmacist, so that makes 3 of us (maybe more?) healthcare professionals on the team emoticon

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4/24/12 11:18 P

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Welcome!


I like JUDDD very much and it works! I found the first week was hard and frustrating but my body has adjusted and I really don't feel all that hungry on my low cal days. Of course diet experiences are highly personal, but I found low carb dieting very thought consuming and a major challenge - I don't find that at all with JUDDD.

Best wishes!

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4/24/12 3:35 P

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Welcome to the group...glad to have you here. I am also a nurse and have done low carb dieting in the past with good results. It should be no problem to continue that on your up days and I agree with mamabug about using good carbs over bad carbs, etc. I post daily in the calorie counts and exercise threads. Look forward to reading future posts.

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4/24/12 1:12 P

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Welcome to the team. Go to the New people check in here thread and there is a summary of the JUDDD plan there and a link to the JUDDD site..
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4/24/12 12:55 P

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I'm not a huge believer in low-carb diets, but, I do very much believe in choosing "good carbs". High fiber carbs are, actually, very healthy for you, and can be an important part of your weight-loss plan.

There are 3 types of carbs -- starches, sugars and fiber. It is good to avoid starches and sugars (the simple carbs, refined carbs, and starchy vegetables) However, carbs with high fiber are good for you.

I am very much a believer in the calorie cycling concept of the JUDDD diet, because of the way it "changes things up", and varies our calories on a regular basis. You can also "change things up" by varying the number of carbs you eat per day. It would make perfect "dieting sense" to choose to eat more low-carb on your UP days, as you asked. Then, on the days when you choose to include more carbs in your diet, make them high fiber carbs.

(I start most mornings, for example, with oatmeal. I often snack on oil-popped popcorn -- not the microwave popcorn with lots of hydrogenated oil/trans fats. I eat very few products with white flour -- very few crackers, bread, baked goods, pasta, very little white rice, and very few starchy vegetables -- potatoes and corn.)

As I said, I am not a big fan of low-carb diets, but, I do believe in choosing my carbs carefully.

~ Faith

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Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
Plateau Busters!!!!;


2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


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4/24/12 12:27 P

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Hello Group,

I have just started the JUDDD. I haven't purchased the book yet, but it sounds like a good plan. I have been messing around with low carb diets for years and have lost weight here and there, but it is a struggle. My last weight loss has been 30-35# using OA, WW and low carb, but I have stalled lately. I am sure my metabolism is to blame. I am a perpetual, yo-yo dieter.

I have two daughters getting married this summer and would like to drop 10 #'s to fit better in the dresses I have purchased. I also would eventually like to get down to a maintainable 160#. I am 51 yrs old, a registered nurse and exercise 2-3 x's a week. I like to walk when the weather is warm.

Any hints would help. Does anyone do a low carb diet on the up days?

Debbie

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