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4/26/17 11:36 A

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Staying in spark range and counting everything. Lower carb. It's still working :)

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4/12/17 11:14 A

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That's Ok. I'm diabetic and I spliced together 2 diets.

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RESOLUTE to my nutritional boundaries and fitness for optimal health.

RENEGADE against indulging outside my boundaries, laziness, and being self-destructive to the body God gave me.


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4/12/17 11:03 A

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Pick 2 diets?

The first one is SP pre-diabetes plan

I am having trouble finding a second plan. emoticon

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Think of not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in,
but what it is still possible for you to do.

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4/11/17 9:35 P

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Day 2 - Choosing Two Diet Plans

1. Dash

2. Weight Watchers

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4/11/17 8:21 P

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I am diabetic so my two are: counting calories, and counting carbs using the SP Tracker -- can be a bit tricky, but it works when I'm diligent.


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4/11/17 7:54 P

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For my two diets, I'm doing a counting one first, i.e. calories in and calories out with Spark's prescribed calorie range. My back-up plan is a modified South Beach. I'm in my fifties and seem to do a bit better with lower carbs (not *no* carbs however) and higher protein. It's easier for me to do the CICO, so that's my first ;-).

I love reading about what everyone else is doing! Keep up the good work!

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4/11/17 7:52 P

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I will continue with my 1200 calorie allotment. It has worked well for me. However, I am at the top of my maintenance weight, so plan two will be to weigh and measure.

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4/11/17 7:49 P

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I'm following the plan my nutritionist gave me. It's a short-term, restricted calorie, high protein, low carb diet. I've done it before and it works well.

She believed she could so she did.
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4/11/17 7:35 P

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My two plans are the same as when I read Chapter 2 the first time: SparkPeople's range, while looking a bit at macros, and my backup plan is the No-S Diet.

I'm 4'10.5". A normal BMI for my height tops out at 121.

"Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters." - Nathaniel Emmons

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4/11/17 5:13 P

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I am going to begin by following the Weight Watchers plan, but if that gets too frustrating I will count calories (12-1500) and record in the SparksPeople or MyitnessPal. I was following a very rigid diet that told me how many oz of protein and veggies (no carbs) to eat - however it became very restrictive and I went off it. I have gained back 15 lbs and am having trouble "getting started" again. I am praying these preparation days will help me become motivated.

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4/11/17 8:09 A

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Day 2 - pick reasonable diets

I tend to eat relatively ' clean' but there's always room for improvement. Carbs get me, so I am going to focus on restricted/low selective carbs (i.e., very limited bread, pasta, white potatoes, corn, etc.) I have a tendency to eat small portions at mealtime, and then snack, so I'm working on eating larger portions at meals and limiting snacking. I want to find a maintainable way of eating.

Plan 1: Protein, veggie, fruit, plus limited starches at lunch and dinner 3 meals, 2 snacks (reasonable), lots of water - tracking on MyFitnessPal
Plan 2: reduce the starches further...if I can (I tend to get headaches if I go too low starchy carb). COntinue tracking calories. I have a restricted meal plan to use.

Edited by: CHIGGERCANE at: 4/11/2017 (19:47)
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4/11/17 7:50 A

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Day 2, pick 2 reasonable diets.

This is a tough choice for me because I want to follow a whole food plant based way of eating and the majority of the 'diets' I read about are all so similar. However, Engine 2 is having a 7-day Rescue Challenge beginning on April 24, so I am going to make that one my first choice. This will give me just enough time to get my mindset in order and then I'll have an extra boost of support to get me started.

My second choice is going to have to be to just limit my junk food intake.

My meals are healthy, it is just the in-between snacking that gets me in the 'sugar, salt and fat' trap.



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4/11/17 6:04 A

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Diet Plan 1
Portion control
3 meals and 1 snack
No eating after dinner meal

Diet Plan 2
Count calories using Spark People tracker
3 meals and 1 snack
No eating after dinner meal

Monica

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4/11/17 12:12 A

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Last October, I decided to try the Paleo diet, for 30 days. I had a hard time to break through the 160s for quite a while.It worked!
1.) Now that I am in the low 150s, I am continuing to eat a low-carb~ protein~ fiber~ vegetable~ and fruit diet.
2.) I often make recipes from Dr. Diet, LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat).
I am losing at a slower rate, now, but feel great and, finally, moved into a new size, from 12 to 10.

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4/10/17 10:38 P

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I find this VERY true over my "years" is dieting!!

Sabotaging Thought: I can lose weight only if I find exactly the right diet.

Helpful Response: There is no one right diet. There’s nothing magical about any diet. The only formula for losing weight is taking in fewer calories than your body expends.

~Trina
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1Co 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

RESOLUTE to my nutritional boundaries and fitness for optimal health.

RENEGADE against indulging outside my boundaries, laziness, and being self-destructive to the body God gave me.


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4/10/17 10:29 P

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I'm a type 2 diabetic, so I'm more limited on options. I'm combining 2 diet plans together.

I'm following the 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet by Dr Michael Mosley with meal ideas and the food list, but the Venus Factor to focus on more specific calorie targets. These 2 diets will help me resolve diabetes and are definitely reasonable, doable for me with life, and nutritious. It's a lower carb diet, but not a no carb diet, and still allows oats and brown rice in controlled amounts.

I'll be tracking food daily and target calories with food off my food list.

I finally feel very confident and solid about my plan.

~Trina
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1Co 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

RESOLUTE to my nutritional boundaries and fitness for optimal health.

RENEGADE against indulging outside my boundaries, laziness, and being self-destructive to the body God gave me.


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4/2/17 1:04 P

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First: I have been logging and using the same food plan the last 7 years I have been on Spark People, but I believe I need to tweak it a little bit because I think that I'm not burning the same amount of calories I did two years ago.

Second: I plan to continue eating fruits and vegetables and getting in at least eight glasses a water a day! Also, trying to eat lots of protein and stay away from red meat and eat more chicken and fish.

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world.

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future.


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3/3/17 3:28 A

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First: the food plan I've been using for 1.5 year already, basically healthy foods with a few treats now and then.

Second: ? Not sure. I think a tweaked plan with more vegetables and less dairy and bread.

"The secret to everything is that we have the power to connect with an inner calm."


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3/3/17 1:19 A

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First

SparkPeople Diabetic


Second

No S Diet but I will modify it by adding the words except for ONE Planned Sweet or Starch once a week and delete except days starting with "S"

Edited by: VERNAJ3 at: 3/3/2017 (16:48)
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3/3/17 1:14 A

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1) ZULTS nutrition plan
2) Weight Watchers

Move relentlessly forward !


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MOOMSHINE's Photo MOOMSHINE Posts: 5,698
3/3/17 12:07 A

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Spark Diabetes Diet
Atkins Low Carb Diet

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3/2/17 10:03 P

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Diet 1 Primal eating.
Diet 2 low carb - ketosis


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3/2/17 8:38 P

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Diet 1: Engine 2 Diet (Whole Food Plant Based)

Backup: McDougal Plan

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3/2/17 8:30 P

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Day 2 - Select Two Diets

I know I do best when I am eating nutritious food in regular intervals. My mood is better and I have fewer cravings when I avoid sugar. With this in mind, my primary plan will be 1500 calories divided into 3 regular meals of 400-500 calories and one evening snack of 100-200 calories. Once a week I can allow myself a higher calorie day to allow for travel / vacation / special events; however I must keep it within a reasonable limit (no more than 2000 calories) and it should be nutritious food. After reading about calorie cycling plans, having a higher calorie day is even recommended to keep your body from slowing down your metabolism. My past experience concurs with this as I have seen my weight take a dip a few days after indulging in a higher calorie day.

At this point, I plan to estimate the calories I'm eating based on my previous experience and keep track of the calories consumed (rather than the individual food eaten) in my bullet journal. At a future point, I will consider tracking food in My Fitness Pal as that would be more accurate. Tracking is something I have a hard time maintaining over the long term and that is why I'm going with just tracking estimated calories consumed for now.

I am also familiar with Weight Watchers and have considered going back to meetings or weighing in monthly (I'm lifetime) now that a new local meeting has been established. A few years ago, all the Weight Watchers meetings in our County closed so I wasn't able to do my monthly weigh-in. I will look into that as a back-up plan. I'm not a fan of Weight Watchers on-line.


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3/2/17 7:28 P

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1. SparkPeople
2. Anti-cancer Diet

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3/2/17 7:09 P

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1. SparkPeople
2. Eating more fruit and veggies and less candy.

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1. Eat to Live
2. Whole Food, Plant Based (Forks Over Knives)

It's in my body's best interest to avoid sugar & flour (& maybe grains - slippery slope) and emphasize fruit and veggies.

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Diet choice 1: Clean eating, tracking calories, portion control, moderation...how I want to live the rest of my life.
Diet Choice 2: A supervised weight loss plan from last year - follow the plan, restrict everything not on the list of approved foods. Eat portions indicated.

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3/2/17 1:52 P

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My choices for healthy, nutritious diets are:
1) follow the SparkPeople guidelines for a balanced vegan diet, record what I eat before I eat it and stay within my range of 1200-1550 calories daily.
2) follow a lower carb vegan diet still recording everything and staying in range. This was what my doctor suggested.
I have chosen to stay with a balanced diet first as my daily diet is already restricted by being vegan. A vegan diet is naturally higher in carbs as most vegan proteins contain carbs so I would have to go by net carbs.
(Total carbs - total fibre = net carbs)

Edited by: SMACG61 at: 3/2/2017 (13:54)
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3/2/17 11:51 A

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Hmmm ... I am wrapping up 30 days of eliminating well known irritants and I have dumped 11+ pounds. An indicator to me that "something" is not working for me. I am hypothyroid, insulin resistant and pernicious anemia ... such fun. I have been having tummy issues and massive water retention. So doc ... who has told me to do this before ... strongly suggested it again the end of January.

So ... Whole 30 for awhile

Transition into the "old" Weight Watchers modified by omitting milk, adding healthy fats and nuts.

Cat

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it's about learning how to dance in the rain.


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3/2/17 10:07 A

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Diet plan #1 - Canada Food Guide

Diet plan #2 - Dukan Diet

- 3 meals
- no snacks except on days with heavy workouts in which case I will have a recovery snack
- minimal sugar and white flour, minimal complex carbs (pasta, rice, bread, grains) except hot cereal for breakfast, and my hot cereal is a very nutritious blend of quinoa, steel cut oats, teff, amaranth, millet, buckwheat, oat bran, wheat bran, wheat germ, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, I call it Inca porridge because of the quinoa.
- lots of protein (aim for 100g) and lots of vegetables and fruits (7 servings) and 3 servings of dairy
- track my meals
- plan my meals the day before
- weigh every day

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 3/2/2017 (10:16)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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3/2/17 9:12 A

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My plans

1. WW's system, especially daily food journal and meeting

2, Portion control
3 meals + 2 snacks (protein)


Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

Don't make todays choices be tomorrows regret

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1. I am transitioning from Jenny Craig to "meals on my own", staying within the SparkPeople limits. I am working to develop my own healthy frozen meals and menus.
2. Weight Watchers is my fall back plan, although I can do better than the minimum requirements of WW by counting sodium and calcium, oo.


My Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!

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My two reasonable diets

1. the SparkPeople diet - Staying within my calorie range 1650 to 1850 calories adjusted for exercise and physical activity, plus low sodium and added sugar.

2. Components of the DASH diet - to control my BP with minimum medication.



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For the last 2 years I have been counting calories and preparing meals in advance. I still would binge regularly on "bad foods.
1.After thinking it over, I have decided to go with mindful eating, which was successful for me a long time ago. I am already severely limited in my food choices because of inflammation diet(no sugar, wheat, dairy) and maybe counting calories added even more restrictions and this is why I "rebelled". In any case, this is what I am going to do first,

2.and if it does not work for me, I will get back to my previous way of counting calories.

In any case, the Beck skills will help me with my plan.


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Diet Plan 1
Portion control
3 meals and 1 snack
No eating after dinner meal

Diet Plan 2
Count calories using Spark People tracker
3 meals and 1 snack
No eating after dinner meal

Monica

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My two reasonable diets:

1. eat only 3 meals, nothing in between, no sugar and very little white flour, plan and measure all my meals, lots of fruits and vegetables, drink water only (I have been doing this and it is working most of the time)

2. if it is not working as I want it to, I go back to full tracking on SP Nutrition Tracker

+read my Advantages Response Card twice today.

Kriszta

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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Day 2: my two reasonable diets

This is my second time with Beck and I will stick to what works best for me:

1. My nutrician plan: Eat within my SP calorie range, and make sure I eat as much fresh vegetables and fruit, with added lean meats, fish and eggs and low fat dairy. Limited whole grain products. Track all food!

2. Back up plan: If nothing will happen, and the scale won't move, I will stick to the lower range of my SP calorie range or do calorie cycling, or move to the higher range (if I am working out a lot).

I have tried so many diets in the past, but just simply eating healthy within a limited calorie range, and track the food I am eating, works best for me and my family (I want to give the right example to my kids) and it ingrains new habits of making wise choices.

Carine
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1. My nutrition plan --- Started Jan. 2016... working for over a year
~Healthy fats: avocado, olive oil, 12 raw almonds, 1/2c. sunflower seeds, 1T. nut butter
~Carbs: unlimited non-starchy veggies, 1 serving of fruit (berries or banana).
Small amounts of whole grains 1/4 cup steel cut oats, quinoa or brown rice
~Lean Protein: 1 egg with 2 egg whites (daily), plain Greek yogurt, nut milk, fish, chicken, ground turkey, pork, beef, few beans in soups and vegan protein powder.
Simple tracking Dr. Oz without day off, may go out once a month. s.doctoroz.com/Day-Off-Diet-Plan-v8-
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mpressed.pdf

2. Back-up plan - reading "Grain Brain" may try fasting. Sticking to my grocery list is key. I don't have problem with outside food but DH has some favorites in the house that cause wt. gain. Want to be able to resist by learning new skills and strategies.

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Great choices!


Kriszta

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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2/1/17 7:58 A

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I am following the No S diet and tracking on SP

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1/12/17 6:00 P

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my two diets are:
1. thinking thoughts that help me care for my body and mind
2. the NO NO diet....no restrictions , no judging self or others

for me when i start a diet it sends me into good food bad food restrictive behaviors.

Learning to care for myself like I would for my grand babies :)


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1/4/17 6:31 P

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My two picks are:

Weight Watchers the old program where you count food groups. Three meals a day and 1ish planned snack.

fruits - 2-3 (50 calories) so 1c strawberries, 1/2c peaches, 1/4c pineapple, 2T raisins
milk - 2 (90 calories) 1-2% 8 oz glass of milk, 1/2 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup sugar free pudding (max 1 a day)
fat - 3 (40 calories) olive oil, PB, 1 tsp butter
bread - 2-3 (80 calories) to include starchy veggies: potatoes, rice, pasta, peas, corn
Do NOT have more than 2 servings at once
veggies - non-starchy MINIMUM of 3 ... can eat all you want after that (30 calories)
protein - 6-8 (70 calories) 1oz equals 1 serving

water - 64oz minimum
optional:  50 calories a day and twice weekly an additional 100 for a total of 550 a week. Try NOT to eat total all at once.

Peanut butter - 1T equals 1 protein AND 1/2 a fat. Try non-sugar brands like Smuckers, Laura's

Hmmm ... back up plan??? Focus on lean protein, fruits and veggies with limited healthy fats ... nuts, avocado

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it's about learning how to dance in the rain.


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1/2/17 10:49 P

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Kabocha Squash - also called buttercup squash - one of my favourite squashes

Characteristics: The squat, green kabocha—the Japanese word for squash—has a nutty, earthy flavor with just a touch of sweetness. It's similar in shape and size to a buttercup squash

Kombucha is a pro-biotic drink made of fermented black tea using a SCOBY, a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. I make kombucha and I love it, it is kind of like apple cider, it is tart and has a fizzy quality.


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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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1/2/17 9:29 P

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Kombucha pronounced (Combo cha) is a hard winter squash. I believe it is popular in Japan. To me it tastes somewhere between a pumpkin and a butternut squash. It's smaller than most pumpkins but about twice the size of an acorn squash.

My DD loves it and I to me it's meh as I prefer the other ones. If you like winter squash, give it a go.

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1/2/17 6:42 P

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What is kombucha?

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Plan A: Ketogenic diet - low carb, high fat, moderate protein

Plan B: ADA, AHA recommended diets for diabetes, heart disease and/or Weight Watchers.


I've tried the Keto diet in the past and it worked really well for me. I hope it will work again this time, when I need it the most.

Edited by: KTALLAMIGO at: 1/2/2017 (17:06)
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Current weight: 162
Goal weight: 125


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1/2/17 1:35 P

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Hello again Di - we seem to be starting at the same time.

I've picked two diets that I've dabbled with before.

My first is Michael Mosely's Eight Week Blood Sugar Diet. Although aimed particularly at people with Diabetes, it's great for anyone who has trouble with sugar (me!).

It keeps you full. Very low cal, so quick start to weight loss.

My second is Weight Watchers. I lost three stone on it once (and gained it all back...). It's flexible with a lot of online support.

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12/31/16 6:51 A

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Two areas which overlap.

I eat mainly following DASH guidelines and the separate liver-friendly plan suggested by the Hospital nutritionist.

Diana UK GMT (EST + 5hrs)

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'Defeat is a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.'



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12/10/16 10:49 A

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I pick the Sparkpeople heart healthy plan and for my second, ADA.

I need flexibility in the foods I eat. I do look at menus of the food plans to get ideas to what to eat.

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but your hopes and dreams.
Think of not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in,
but what it is still possible for you to do.

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11/27/16 6:35 P

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My first meal plan I chose was a low carb plan ... today I switched to my second plan which added in complex carbs and a few more carbs.

Looking at my graph this evening on the app today I have 30% carbs which is 59 net carbs today, 25% protein and 45% fat. My calorie count was low so I will need to go through my meal plan book and make some adjustments there....

I weigh and measure food.
No food after supper.
Fruit eaten before noon.



Sandra in Virginia
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"Remember it all started with a mouse" Walt Disney
"The past is a guidepost not a hitching post" L. Thomas Holdcroft
"Two decades I've lost a total of 789 pounds. I should be hanging from a charm bracelet" Erma Bombeck
"TOWANDA!!!" Evelyn Couch ( Fried Green Tomatoes)
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it" Charles Swindoll



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11/27/16 3:14 P

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My first meal plan is 3 healthy meals and 1-2 small snacks according to healthy diabetic meal plans

Second plan is to weigh and measure what I eat with portion control

I also plan not to eat after 730pm, have more fruits and veggies in my meal plans

Only I can make it happen
Marge


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11/13/16 10:37 A

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I tried to find what I posted in the past, but couldn't find it and my connection is slow. So, no matter what I chose before this is what I am choosing this time:

1.) Dr. Greggor's Daily Dozen -- I have his app on my phone, so I'll be able to check off what i am eating and get instant feedback on what I need to eat.

2.) Track my food on Spark People -- I am synced with fitbit so this should be interesting



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11/12/16 6:17 A

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Diet Plan 1:

Portion control (using kitchen scale and measuring cups)
Three meals and one snack
No eating after the supper meal

Diet Plan 2:

Count calories using Spark People tracker
Three meals and one snack
No eating after the supper meal

Monica

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11/11/16 4:37 P

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My first "diet" plan will be to eat 3 healthy meals and 2 snacks per day. I have a real problem with snacking after lunch since I work from home and the food is so accessible. After dinner when the kids are in bed is also a tough time, so I will really need to plan my snacks.

A few rules:
-No eating after 7 pm.
-2 snacks per day that's it!
-Don't give in to the "just one more it's only 50 calories" monster.

If this plan doesn't hold I will start planning my entire day by writing down my food.
I can't seem to track my food on-line via SP or other plans at some point I rebel, so I won't stress myself by doing it.


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10/13/16 10:38 A

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I have gradually over several years progressed into eating the MIND diet which is a combo of the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet. MIND stands for the Mediterranean Dash Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay.

Nancy C (Daisy) - Colorado
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10/11/16 10:03 P

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OMG, yes, adding calories to a bad day does not make it better! It's true!

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I've been raised vegetarian, so that isn't a struggle for me. I do have a weakness for sugar and crunchy items, so those are my triggers.

For a primary diet, I picked a diet that I have been able -for the most part- to follow for the past 2 years. I am a few lbs over goal weight, so I will track calories with SP and keep a 200-500 cal deficit on week days. On weekends I have less control over my day, so I'll strive for calorie intake to match the day's estimated calorie expenditure (no deficit). I will eat 98% home cooked, unprocessed, no-refined sugar added food: 3 meals and max. 2 snacks.

For a backup diet: I will not track calories, but still eat 98% home cooked, unprocessed, no-refined sugar added food: 3 meals and max. 2 snacks.


"If one's life is simple, contentment has to come. Simplicity is extremely important for happiness. Having few desires, feeling satisfied with what you have, is very vital: satisfaction with just enough food, clothing, and shelter to protect yourself from the elements." - HH 14th Dalai Lama SW: 190 (12/2014) GW: 143 (06/2015) Height: 5'6"


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10/3/16 12:06 A

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Nutritional intake is subject to review every week. I eat according to the five rules of the leptin diet which are as follows:

The Five Rules of the The Leptin Diet:
Rule 1: Never eat after dinner.
Rule 2: Eat three meals a day.
Rule 3: Do not eat large meals.
Rule 4: Eat a breakfast containing protein.
Rule 5: Reduce the amount of carbohydrates eaten.

I have learned in recent months that grains are not tolerated by my body. So, they have been removed from my diet. Otherwise, I eat to meet my nutritional targets which are as follows:

1200 - 1550 calories
30% carbs
40% fat
30% protein
25 g - 50 g fiber

The carb/fat/protein targets are a guide. For example, this weeks daily averages were as follows:

1357 calories
33% carbs
41% fat
28% protein
25 g fiber

... and there was no under or overeating for the week. I am also not rigid about the 3 meals a day. I sometimes eat 2 meals per day instead of 3. Even with 2 meals instead of 3, I do not snack and do not eat after dinner.

I have found that adequate meal spacing is more important to my health and well-being than the number of meals eaten per day. Without adequate time between meals, inflammation develops in my body. Generally, 5 - 6 hours pass between breakfast/lunch and lunch/dinner and 4 - 5 hours pass after dinner before retiring for the evening. So, 12 - 13 hours usually pass between dinner and breakfast. I am free of cravings and not troubled by hunger.

For those of you that may not know me. I have been in maintenance since June 2014 and have routinely tracked nutrition for nearly 3 years.

Jeanne
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Max Lifetime Weight, 211
SP Start Weight, 206.8
Maintaining since June 2014
Initial Goal Weight, 144
Current Goal Weight, 121 (+/- 3% = 117.37 – 124.63)


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10/2/16 10:19 P

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I only have 1 diet plan and it involves staying within the calorie range SP has set for me. I really struggle with tracking and I'm hoping this reboot with Beck will help me overcome this. I don't believe in eating any different foods. My meals are balanced with protein, vegetable, starchy carb. I use my daily fruit for my breakfast and lunch.

Besides struggling with tracking I am also challenged with eating 3 meals a day. I am more of a 2 meal person and at this time I haven't decided if I'm going to let missing lunch upset my progress as it as in the past because I felt like such a failure for not following all of the "rules".

One thing I had underlined in Beck's Day 2 was that treats should be planned for and included so we don't end up feeling deprived. This is something that I have failed to do in the past, but this time I'm going to try to do this and see if it helps me emotionally.

Sue

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I've got my diet plan from my RD and I am following it.

She believed she could so she did.
- R.S. Grey


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I will be tracking calories, with an emphasis in eating healthy.

Edited by: ADVENTURE-GIRL at: 10/2/2016 (19:23)
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I'll be sticking to my Sparkpeople eating plan, with a renewed focus on clean eating and my macro nutrients - I tend to end up a little low on protein most days, so I'll be trying to beef that up (...see what I did there?).

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