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6/5/09 2:34 P

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.. no hummus is actually made out of chick peas...

Tribe brand... Cracked Chili Pepper has:

Calories: 50 (2 tablespoons)
Fat: 3.5 grams
Carbs: 4
Fiber: 1
Protein: 1

... and the protein from the eggs will also offset the carbs, and these are complex "healthy" carbs...



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6/5/09 1:59 P

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Those are some great ideas!! TY! The Whey protein I use has 20 g of protein per serving (two scoops) and 4 g of carbs so not too bad.. I added it to my shakeology this morning and it was very filling. i almost forgot to eat my morning snack because I was still full.

I do eat eggs, last night for dinner I made a egg white and tofu scramble w/ bell peppers and zucchini. It was vERY yummy! Thats an AWESOME idea about hte boiled eggs, taking the yolk out and putting roast red pepper hummus in it!! does hummus have alot of carbs? I'll have to look that up.

I eat daily, I did my calculations for my daily intake to reach my "goal" for low carb days would be:

1500-1700 cals a day

Low Carb Days:
25% Carbs
40% Pro
35 % Fat
Carbs Pro Fat
Per Meal (g) 17.3 27 10.8
Per Day (g) 104 167 65

cottage cheese is a great idea too! TY!


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6/5/09 1:53 P

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... Whey protein is an excellent source... if you could double up on that maybe, put it in whole wheat pancakes, steel cut oatmeal, smoothies...

The protein powder I use, Designer Whey, has 17 grams of protein in 1 scoop and it has a decent flavor. However, some proteins have much more protein per scoop...

- How many grams of protein do you need per day?

- Do you eat eggs at all?...

- Do you eat cottage cheese? yogurt?

I know some vegetarians that eat eggs, but no chicken... Instead of reverting back to eating meat, why not consider eating eggs, if you like them at all... You can eat egg whites freely... I cook a dozen at a time to have on hand and I also cut the eggs in halve, remove the yolk and replace the filling with roast red pepper hummus... you can make little quiches, scramble them, chop them up on a salad...

Let me know your thoughts on this... ~ Dee ~



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6/5/09 11:37 A

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Thank you so much for your input, it's really helping ALOT. I will def. be patient during this process. I blog posted about my day 1 stats this morning. I'm finding it VERY hard to get my protein and enough calories with on a vegetarian/fish diet. I try very hard not to eat tuna very often becasue of the mercury, and I also try to avoid soy as much as possible. so yesterday was rough for me. I'm considering going back to eating lean turkey and chicken.

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Regarding sodium, I stay within the recommended 2400 mg per day...

Regarding the 3:1... I don't have a set formula I try to change my cycle to keep things mixed up, I sometimes do 4:1... You have to tweak it to fit "your" needs and watch how your body responds to the way you cycle your carbs and calories... with me, I have found regardless of whether I cycle my carbs or not, just staying within 120 grams of carbs or less per day helps me to shed the fat, but cycling does accelerate it...

For the first week or so you could try 3:1 if you want to start there and see how you feel and note any changes... Remember, however, that this isn't about a quick fix, so be patient and analyze everything by keeping a journal of everything that you eat and making sure that your carb/protein/fat ratio's are balanced at "each and every meal"...''

Well, I hope that I have answered all of your questions... Please keep me posted on what you decide to do and on how its working for you...

emoticon ... Good luck...

~ Dee ~ emoticon

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6/4/09 5:43 P

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Thank you so much for your help! I checked out the link and used it to set up my guidelines for the next 7 days, i just posted a blog about it...

I do have a few more questions:
1. do you set sodium guidelines? to you stay within a particular range?
2. How long do you normally do this 3:1 cycle for?

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6/4/09 4:27 P

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Hi Jenny and emoticon to the team...

... you have already made excellent choices in protein... I would just try to add more servings of fish, tofu and the whey protein to each meal... Calculate, if you haven't done so already, how much protein you will need per day, per meal, etc., and try to reach that quota with the proteins that you are currently eating. The goal is to eat 5 - 6X's per day... 5 is the minimum...

You can get help with calculating your BMI (Body Mass Index), and calorie cycling, macro (w/percentages) at this link:

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie
_calculator.htm

You can calculate a 7 day zig-zag chart, that will cycle your carbs/calories depending on what you plug into the calculator... it follows, "moderate & moderate II carbs, Zone diet (40-30-30),low carb & very low carb (ketogenic diet, i.e. Atkins)...

I hope that this helps, if you have any more questions let me know and I will try to find the answer for you.

emoticon ~ Dee ~

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6/4/09 2:56 P

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For 24 hours you can listen to a replay of the call that dealt with vegetarian fat loss - but you got to get to it before they take it offline.

http://theabsexpert.com/blog/amazing-abs
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6/4/09 2:19 P

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Hi my name is Jenny and I just joined the team today. I've been struggling to get back out of the low 140's and get back to my maintance weight of 135. Fitgirl pointed me to this team and I'm hoping this will do the trick for me!

I was planning on starting with the 3:1 plan at least for the first 7 days to see how I feel. I do have a question about protein though, I follow a mainly vegetarian diet although I do eat fish. It's the only meat I still eat. And I usually have one serving a day of it. I get the rest of my protein from whey powder, quinoa, black beans, and the occasional tofu. Do you have any suggestions for a vegetarian following a carb cycle?

Thanks!

Edited by: CHASINGPAVEMENT at: 6/4/2009 (14:21)
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