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10/16/17 9:01 P

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So I'm going to do IIFYM Flexible Dieting for pregnancy and breastfeeding.

My backup diet will be "Eating Well When You're Expecting." I'm going to get the book from the library soon, and I'll implement some of the ideas in there with the IIFYM.

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

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10/14/17 3:40 P

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In my house, diet is a 4 letter word so I am looking at this as a lifestyle change. I am not following any diet. What I am doing is intentionally tracking my food on SP and ensuring that I meet my food macros and that I am eating within a calorie range of about 1500 - 1800 calories per day. I also plan and prep my meals in advance so that I spend less time in the kitchen when I am hungry. I try to keep a selection of chopped veggies around for quick snacks. I exercise daily averaging 10000 steps per day.

So while I am not following any specific diet, I am conscious of what I eat and do.

This has been working for me.

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10/5/17 1:09 P

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Boy, I really struggle with this. I have no faith in any "diet" and intend to incorporate Beck's skills to lose weight. I am faithful to Sparkpeople's tracking system. I am not in a rush to lose weight; this is for the rest of my life. I see that others have posted that they are using the SP trackers, too, as their "diet." I have really studied nutrition, calories, etc. and an committed to healthy eating. I am part of a farm co-op and receive lots of veggies each week which I use to make wonderful, healthy dishes. My blood work is great. I will stick to using SP to track and stay within my calorie range and track my exercise. I also have a Fitbit, which I rely on for my steps and accurate time when doing intentional exercise, but I trust SP's exercise trackers for accurate calories burned rather than fitbit's (especially after some recent studies have come out about the innacuracy of smart devices when tracking calories burned). So, in a sense, I am following a "diet", but not a commercial or fat diet.

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10/5/17 12:35 P

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So this is the 2 diets that i chose:the

1500 calorie deficit diet and the low carb diet! emoticon emoticon

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10/3/17 10:14 P

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I've selected by two healthy eating plans, Spark tracking and Weight Watchers.

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10/3/17 9:45 P

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I plan to continue on with the elimination protocol that my doc suggested eating only: lean protein, non-starchy veggies, fruit, and healthy fats.

Plan #2 ... is more of the same with a few starchy veggies like sweet potatoes, quinoa.

AND exercise, exercise, exercise.

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10/3/17 6:02 P

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My primary diet plan will be to count and track calories aiming for around 1500 per day. Emphasis on nutrition i.e. plenty fruits and veggies but no rules per se. (I hate rules)

My backup will be to lower calories to 1400 and also we will have to introduce a few rules like no dessert, no bar snacks, no drinking. Hope it doesn't come to that.

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10/3/17 1:18 P

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My posting is behind but I am continuing on with a vegetarian meal plan.
I have a few different ones to follow.
I am doing 3 light meals plus snacks

I read my ARCs
I read other Response cards
I have a back-up diet (actually 2)

I am also doing the workbook.

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10/3/17 8:15 A

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I'm a maintainer, quite active, tracking everything on SparkPeople, aiming for 1800 or fewer calories a day. The no-nos on my list are things that make me feel yucky - greasy burgers, fast food, creamy soups; I am not into deprivation, but if I indulge, it is either planned or a conscious choice. Well, MOST of the time. :-)

My backup plan - actually more of a booster plan for when I start getting off track - is an occasional "sweets and treats fast" where I say NO to all sweets, treats and between-meal snacking. I typically do this between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and whenever I've gone for several weeks really struggling to stay within my calorie limit.

I have read my ARCs
I haven't made any other response cards yet
I will continue on with my successful eating plan as I have for years.

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10/3/17 12:14 A

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Day 2: Health food choices for 3 meals and 2 light snacks, with no sweets or eating after dinner.

Backup: Calorie counting / racking daily using spark people.

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10/2/17 11:33 P

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Day 2

SP Nutrition Plan for diabetics with tracking;
back up No S Diet.



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10/2/17 10:54 P

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1 Dash diet
2 sparkpeople diet

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10/2/17 6:00 P

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Hi all. Day two. Mediterranean style eating plan combined with Spark tracking and portion guidelines for calories and nutrients. My second choice is the Mayo Clinic Heart Healthy Diet.

I am struck by how many Spark Beck folks use healthy and balanced eating plans. I don't think I saw one fad in the group.

Edited by: QUEENOTHEFOREST at: 10/2/2017 (18:08)
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10/2/17 5:27 P

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Plan 1 - track on My Fitness Pal, watching calories and limiting sweets and snacking
plan 2 - restrict to a low carb diet plan I have with emphasis on upping my protein at each meal



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10/2/17 3:11 P

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I was intrigued by Nancy's post on Bright Line Eating, so I looked into that and it will be my first choice in conjunction with tracking on Spark People.

My second choice is low carb.

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10/2/17 11:06 A

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Currently using calorie count. It is not working. I am looking into the Dash diet, for a second one the ADA low carbohydrate diet.

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10/2/17 10:04 A

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My primary diet is a calorie counting system, namely the Spark Diet food tracker. It's a modified "flexitarian" plant-based diet staying with my BMR of 1650 to 2000 calories per day. My alternative diet is the DASH diet which is a food specific diet with a defined eating plan. There is a lot of similarities between the two. Both diets are reasonable, nutritious, balanced and somewhat flexible.



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10/2/17 9:18 A

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1. planning meals and tracking, no more than 1750 cal. a day, including OCCASIONAL treats like chocolate, savoury, wine.in order to avoid boredom induced binges.

2. planning meals and tracking, no more than 1750 cal. a day. No sweets ,dairy, gluten at all if i realize that it is provoking bad cravings and inflammation pains.

Have to see which one I can live with in the long term.

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10/2/17 9:13 A

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My Prmary Plan is the Bright Line Eating Plan - 3 Measured Meals , no snacks, no flour no sugar,

My Back up Plan is the Spark plan. With 1 indulgence meal/food a week.

I usually do better with clear guidelines but sometimes I restrict too much then go wild so I need to take this one day at a time.



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10/2/17 8:47 A

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Intermittent fasting and Mediterranean diet

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10/2/17 8:23 A

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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 and alcohol. With this in mind, my primary plan will be 1500 -1800 calories divided into 3 regular meals of about 400 calories and three snacks of 100-200 calories. Once a week, if I wish 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 for the day) 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.

To remain consistent with tracking, I plan to track food consumed manually. At a future point, I will consider tracking food in My Fitness Pal as that would be more accurate; however I find that type of tracking to be a chore. Tracking is something I have a hard time maintaining over the long term and that is why I'm going with just tracking on paper for now.

I am also familiar with Weight Watchers and have considered going back to meetings or weighing in monthly (I'm lifetime). 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.

Update: I have stayed on plan for the past eight months and am currently within one pound of goal. I would be happy to get down another 5-10 pounds and see how I look and feel; however my body weight seems to be stabilizing at this point.

Here is a photo of my meals last week which I track in my planner.






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10/2/17 8:04 A

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Day 2 Beck Pick Two Reasonable Diets

I picked a primary diet and a backup diet that are reasonable and nutritious.
They are basically the same mix of foods -- quality and adequate proteins, fats and fibre, lots of vegetables and some fruits, low complex carbs at lunch and supper. Breakfast will be hot cereal mixed grains and seeds with milk. No days less than 1200 calories. Drink 8+ glasses of water per day stay hydrated.
No skipping meals or eating between meals except for if I do a heavy workout, I will have a recovery drink of ovaltine-chocolate milk.
Plan what I will eat the night before and stick to the plan.
If I want to eat something not on todays plan, I will put it into tomorrows plan. But for today, I will stick tight to the plan.

The difference will be how I quantify the amounts.

Primary Diet - One Plate meals
Backup Diet - Track on Spark

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2- I read other response cards as needed N/A
3- I investigated diets Yes
4- I chose a reasonable primary diet and backup plan - Yes

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10/2/17 6:55 A

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My Plan:

1. SP calorie range.
2. WW

I have to have flexibility to decide what I want to eat. I would go crazy eating the same thing every day over and over again. All things in moderation for me. I especially like, and need to remember, Beck's suggestion to plan the "special' foods we like on occasion.

I recently make some changes in my SP data which increased my calorie range which is very scary for me. Also, I leave for a weeks vacation today via a pre-arranged bus guide which includes meals. Also, very scary. I will have my ARC very close at hand believe me!

If all else fails with Plan 1 I would consider running to the nearest WW meeting as this has worked for me in the past. Of interest to me, too, is the No S diet which represents NO Snacks, NO Seconds, NO Sweets.



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10/2/17 6:37 A

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Plan 1: Portion control
Plan 2: Record all food consumed in SP Nutrition Tracker (back-up plan; I dislike spending time on this and so I have incentive to make Plan 1 work for me) emoticon

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10/2/17 3:39 A

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Interesting what dr Beck says about differences, how one person is doing better on a set plan, while another does better with a more flexible diet.

I'm in the first group for sure! Eg. I pack the exact same lunch for each working day ; ) and enjoy it every day too!

Plan 1: 2100 calories (in maintenance and very active), e 3 meals chosen from a well-tested menu, nothing between meals, no sugar, minimal flour, measure everything on kitchen scale

Plan2: same as above but with full tracking on SP nutrition tracker - it makes a huge difference

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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 10/2/2017 (07:55)
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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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9/4/17 11:26 A

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~ Day 2 Autoimmune Protocol AIP to reduce inflammation, hunger & cravings * Back-up plan - (2 meals11a-7p) www.dietvsdisease.org/autoimmune-dis
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My body loses weight steadily and I feel amazing on the SP Diabetic Diet. It has so many options for customizing (say I don't have black beans but have pinto beans, I can switch it out when I commit my menu to my accountability partner the night before).

And I love how I can check off on my smartphone each food as I eat it.

Even with all these helps, I hate meal planning and rebel against having to do it. I want to "be like a normal person and not think about food at all and only eat when I am hungry!" The self sabotaging thoughts in the Beck Book sound all too much like me.

But these extreme-feeling measures are apparently what it takes for me to be losing weight again (4 pounds since 9/1!) and feel amazing. Even at 267.8 pounds.

I am thankful to all of you brave friends.

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9/4/17 8:31 A

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I have a lot of dietary restrictions already so my choices are very limited:

1.Staying strictly with my very restricted diet (and risk rebelling and bingeing)
2.Knowing that I have never been able to follow through "perfectly" and making allowance for it by factoring my problem foods in my diet for instance on week-ends and at the restaurant (and suffering the consequences on my joints and with cravings in the following days)

Right now, I will use the Beck skills as I redevelop them and work with plan # 2 for 6 weeks and see if it I can sustain it.

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1. Intermittent Fasting 16:8

2. Low Carbs (the relaxed mood)

3. Calorie Counting

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~Day 2 nutrition plan --- Started Jan. 2016... working for over a year
~Healthy fats: 1T. grounded flax seed (12 raw almonds, 1/2c. sunflower seeds, 1oz. walnuts)
~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, Meatless EOD beans, lentils edamame, 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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2. Back-up - Eat to Live program, avoiding animal products more days in a row. If I have constipation that interferes with sleep. 4.bp.blogspot.com/-mwL6XgZvVAk/T8eyB
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Hi Everyone! So glad to be here emoticon

Diet 1=Plant Based Diet
Diet 2=Low G.I. Diet, Australian Version based on Dietician Jennie Brand-Miller's book

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I'm a bit of a data nerd, and I enjoy tracking everything on the SparkPeople. I like the freedom and variety of choices it gives me, and I really like data provided in the nutrition reports.

1 - Plan meals based upon SparkPeople ranges. Stick to the lower end of the calorie range, and eat 1/2 of the calories burned through exercise.

2 - If I need to shake things up a bit during a plateau, I'll cycle between the upper and lower ends of the calorie range. I'll include one day per week when I eat in the upper calorie range and include all calories earned through exercise.

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1) "Lose It!" app (I find it more user friendly than SP), tracking calories & exercise, 1200 cal/day, easy on the carbs

2) Slow Carb. I had good results with this one, but I missed fruit....

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1. Spark people
2. Dash

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

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

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


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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,
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Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in,
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Day 2 - Choosing Two Diet Plans

1. Dash

2. Weight Watchers

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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

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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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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.

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


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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.

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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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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.

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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"

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1) ZULTS nutrition plan
2) Weight Watchers

Move relentlessly forward !


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Spark Diabetes Diet
Atkins Low Carb Diet

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Diet 1 Primal eating.
Diet 2 low carb - ketosis

you don't have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.


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

Backup: McDougal Plan

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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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1. SparkPeople
2. Anti-cancer Diet

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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.

Edited by: AKKRISTEN at: 3/2/2017 (18:35)
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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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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)

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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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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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- 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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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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58 +- 1 kg /// 128 +-2 pounds
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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I am following the No S diet and tracking on SP

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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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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 weeklyan 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

Cat

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

Characteristics: The squat, green kabochathe Japanese word for squashhas 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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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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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.

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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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Two areas which overlap.

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

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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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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.



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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

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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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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

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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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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.

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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.


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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.

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SP Start Weight, 206.8
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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.

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

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

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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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