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Hi,
I have just started using the Abs diet and so far I love how I have more energy and don't feel deprived.
I have the regular book. Is there much different with the womens book? Are the portion sizes smaller or something? Also, for those of you who have been using it, how much can I expect to lose? I know everyone is different, I would just like an idea. I have only been on it 6 days and the scale hasn't moved yet, but I do feel better.

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hmm I was looking for that list!

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Abs Diet Book and DVD are finally here!!
WooHoo!! I am going to be busy reading this week.

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Still waiting for my Abs Diet for Women Book & DVD package to come in. I really want to use it for the food principles. Especially to learn about the Power 12.
Anybody hear that Super Jeopardy song playing? I do...I know patience is a virtue, but 4 weeks for this pkg? Well as I always say, everything happens for a reason; whatever it may be.
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I like String Cheese, Mandarin Orange cups, and Almonds or Walnuts. In the 6 Minute Meals for 6 Pack Abs Book, they also list Light Popcorn, Snyder's of Hanover Carb Fix Pretzel Sticks (9 g of fiber per serving), Kashi Trail Mix Bars, Skippy squeeze peanut butter, 6 strawberries dipped in yogurt and drizzled with chocolate sauce, Canned tuna with balsamic vinegar on whole grain crackers, 1 cup reduced-sodium cottage cheese with fresh peaches and cinnamon, 2 handfuls of olives, and 1 cup blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries with 6 oz. of light yogurt and 1 tbsp of lowfat granola. Those are all under 200 calories. They also have a list of snacks under 400 calories. Hope that helps!

I have the Abs Diet for Women, the Abs Diet 6-Minute Meals for 6-Pack Abs, The Abs Diet Get Fit, Stay Fit Plan, and The Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide. I got them pretty cheaply thru amazon's vendors, and a few months ago I saw them popping up at Ollie's (a bargain outlet around my way), so maybe you could look at a retail outlet in your area to see if you could get them cheaply, otherwise amazon was great :)

The Get Fit, Stay Fit book has a lot of exercises in it, and the Eat Right guide has lots of alternatives for eating out or snacking. I use the main book and the 6-pack book most often for everyday recipes. I really wish Zinzencko would just produce a spiral bound cookbook without repeating all of the diet's principles, so it would be easy to keep in the kitchen! :) Maybe someday....

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Hi I have the abs diet for women book. I think it is very similar to the abs diet book (for men) but has extra chapters relating to womens issue eg pregnacy/hormones/menopause. I have found some of the mens recipes are in the womens book with a different name. They both revolve around the same power 12 foods and exercise principles.
For snacks have you a thermos. Make extra smoothie, as suggested in the book and take it with you. I carry trail mix in my bag and usually an apple. Celery sticks preloaded with peanut butter, just keep a cooler bag with you and your options will be greater.

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Which ABS book does everyone have? The first one or the Women's one?

Can anyone suggest good on-the-go snacks and also quick to prepare snacks. I spend most of my day running to the gym, school to volunteer, swimming lessons, sports practice, etc and I have a hard time finding good snacks besides energy bars. They're okay, but I don't like eating three in one day just because I'm busy!!

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pita bread is also a great pizza base.

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I am really loving whole wheat tortillas! What I never thought to do until this week was to put them in the oven for a few minutes to crisp them up like a tostada! So YUMMY! Then I top them with all sorts of different things - makes me feel like I am eating a pizza :) My favorite so far is 1/2c of lowfat cottage cheese mixed with 1 tbsp blue cheese (to get the flavor), topped with my buffalo chicken cheesesteak filling recipe, and topped with 1/3c of mozzarella cheese. I like to eat with a side of broccoli :) SOOOOO YUMMY!!!! :)

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I made the brazillian chicken from the abs book and it was a huge hit. I cooked it in a skillet instead of grilling it. We had it with salad. It was so yummy.

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My family meals are similar to what is in the book. I have just tweaked them a little for me. eg adding flax seed (ground) to my oatmeal. adding a little extra virgin olive oil to my salads. Being more conscious of the power 12 foods and trying to add them to my meals. the smoothies are yum and satisfying. I make my smoothies with strawberries sometimes a few blueberries and sometimes with frozen bananas. I always put in peanut butter/protein powder and yoghurt. These ae ingredients that I have on hand and keep in the freezer so just use what I have at the time.

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I love the smoothies. They are so easy and taste good too.

The kids enjoy them too. I don't add the protien powder for the kid's smoothies. I am not sure what the extra protien would do to their little bodies.

Has anyone made the recipes in the book? Any favorites? I am going to start adding one recipe to each week's menu so the family can get into the habit of eating healthier.

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We are lucky here. bananas are cheap mostly every other week and sometimes strawberries. I bought some frozen blueberries also. boy you don't need many to turn your smoothie bright purple. oh and don't get them on your fingers or they will be purple too. I put them into a container and just spoon out a few to add to my smoothie. Sometimes if I am starting work early in the morning I make up the smoothie that I want without blending it and then in the morning a quick whizz is all that is needed without getting all the ingredients out. (and if the brain fog hasn't cleared yet I don't leave anything out eg the fibre powder.)

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Great idea about the fiber powder. I have some, generic, but forget to throw it in. I keep vanilla protien powder(I buy bulk at Sam's club) and plain yogurt that I make. So I can make it any flavor by what I add. This morning I threw in a frozen banana and some frozen strawberries with some splenda. It's a nice change.


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My protein powder is chocolate so that just goes into everything. I love the peanut butter in the smoothies. I use whatever flavour yoghurt I have. Usually whatever one is on special. that varies the smoothies a little. I also put in "squishy" bananas that the kids won't eat or I freeze them. I have also added to my smoothies "benefiber" it doesnt change anything nutrition wise but seems to fill me up longer and besides we all need some more fiber in our diets.

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I have a stick blender but haven't thought to use it. It would be a lot easier to clean then my big blender. I have got stuck in a rut making only the smoothie with the chocolate and peanut butter. My goal this week will be to do at least 2 fruit smooties.

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I ended up buying a stickmixer instead of a blender. a) tis cheaper and b) really easy to wash up. c) didn't really need another appliance on the already cluttered countertop. I have been freezing strawberries and bananas instead of ice. this makes the smoothies cold and yummy and I can buy more when on special and just freeze. When I want to mix up a smoothie I just use them straight from the freezer. YUMM!! emoticon

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strawberries were on special this week (should have bought more) I never thought of freezing them before. this week "strawberry field marshall smoothie" has been great. I have been alternating between that and the abs diet ultimate power smoothie which makes a great breakfast. I really need to get a decent blender though. I have to crush the ice really well before adding to mixture.

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hey hey

I could just live off these smoothies! im still experimenting with the different recipes and consistancy/ingredients that I like but it's fun. I've tried so many diets but I have to say this one is just fun! LOL!!

today is an entire "cheat" day sorta. I have strep and have been laying low and eating just what sounds good and is soothing. mostly kava tea.

my two older kids are home this weekend from dormlife so I get a chance to cook some of the new recipes for them.

Italian chowin is already a fav for all my kiddos.

no exercise today either

well that's if for my night. hitting the bed early

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hi steph. I have just started this diet and am into week two. As I dont live near the shops I started with what I had in the cupboard but have started to be more strict with myself. I was already eating 6 times a day and had whey powder and nuts and the only extra I really had to buy that I didnt have was the flaxseeds. which I have done now and sprinkle on my porridge in the morning. I love salads and can happily live on them. the weather is also warm here as summer approaches so cold smoothies are like a treat. yummmm...

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thanks, feels good but I know that wont happen every week. im just trying to stick to this like glue for 6 weeks. I think when I get even more energy exercise will be something I WANT to do :) I dont expect a big show on the scale by the end of this week but we'll see

so who in here is actually doing this diet faithfully or making an honest attempt at it? I find it sooooooo simple to do. the meals are just quick and easy I LOVE to eat now :) (the right things for once)

I dont' generally like salads and today I forced myself to make a grilled chicken spinach salad. it was yummy! why is it that all the quicker easier things call our name? :)

hope you are all having a good day.

make it a POP day (perfectly on plan)

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emoticon You are doing great. I'm a little jealous though, I'd love to lose 6 lbs in a week but am grateful for 1 as I have been in a rut for a while now and am happy for any shift towards my goals.

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Lol It seems all i have to say about my smoothies is that "it has good stuff in it" and they all go ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh and walk away :)

I printed a Hoisen sauce recipe off the net. turned out great!

lost 6 pounds the first week. heading into week two. I did my groceries this morning.

heading to the treadclimber for a mini interval workout. that's what i've been focusing on. just increasing that yucky exercise

hope everyone has a great day!

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I havent tried the orange and gold yet but its on my to do list. Hoisin is a regular thing at our house , usually on beef, and we like the flavour it gives. I don't use ice cream in my smoothies as is long way from shops and hard to get home and then the kids eat it fast as it is such a treat. I use yoghurt (nestle diet light) and frozen bananas make the mixture cold and creamy. or ice cubes. Im still trying different mixes. the first one with oatmeal is filling and satisfying and my kids think it tastes yucky so at least I can leave it in the fridge and know it will be there later. emoticon

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this morning I just did the organic flaxseed waffles instead of the regular whole grain they suggest in the book. I put 1/2 cup of blueberries in a pan with 2 Tbsp water, warmed them up and dumped them on top of the waffles. that was yummy enough to start my day.

tonight i'll try the Orange and Gold recipe on page 134. anyone else try that yet?




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I've also had trouble finding low fat icecream. Sometimes they have Double Churned which is a low fat but not always. When I don't have it I do the ice cubes. I end up making the basic chocolate one the most.

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hi there, i'm using the Stonyfield Farm organic lowfat vanilla yogurt for my smoothie. it has 29g sugar in it. anyone find one that has less?

for my smoothies I tend to use lowfat frozen vanilla yogurt as i can't find a low-fat icecream in my grocer. crazy! what brand does everyone here use?




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I will have to try freezing them too with summer here just around the corner frozen smoothies sound great. which one is your favorite.? I havent tried many yet as I am using ingredients I already have. I just went shopping and bought some ground LSA (linseed sunflower almond) as I couldnt get just ground flaxseed so I thought this was better that nothing. I also bought some almonds for snacking, my big bonus was I found the abs diet for women dvd at the shop so I have also bought that so that should motivate me more than following the book for exercises.

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Great idea, thanks! Making batches and having them ready to go is a great time saver. I did try freezing and it was good after shaking up. I let it get slooshy before shaking so it was still icy.

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hi. I've just started the smoothie thing and I made up double the amount of the abs diet ultimate power smoothie but with out the ice. I divided it into four containers and they are ready for me to take to work. Just shake. If I can I just add the ice and reblend just before I need it. but they taste fine without it. cant wait to try some different ones. emoticon

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OK, I figured out that if I use my big blender instead of the bullet blender the oatmeal stays suspended much better. It crushes ice better too.

Does anyone make enough for 2 smoothies and freeze half? If you just put it in the fridge the ice melts and it gets watery. But would freezing and letting it thaw at work then shaking it up while it was still mushy work?

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How do you keep the oatmeal in the smoothies from settling on the bottom?

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The tortilla soup sound good. Does it have a soup consistancy or is it thicker?

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Asian Lunch:

Today I had 3-4 ounces of left over sirloin we grilled earlier in the week. Made Asian coleslaw following the abs recipe below:

2 Servings

2 Cups Packaged Broccoli Slaw
2 Tablespoons peanuts (chopped)
2 Teaspoons sesame oil
1 Tablespoon ginger
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce (reduced Sodium)
1 1/2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar
I like it sweet so I added 1 pack of splenda
Mix oil, ginger, soy sauce, and Vinegar (splenda if you like) in a small bowl, pour over slaw and peanuts. Serve beside the beef (or chicken) and the dressing that runs off make a yummy dip for the beef.



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**Banging my head** I guess I might need to actually post the link to the site I was talking about. Geesh!! www.dietfacts.com/fastfood.asp

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Hello everyone.
I've been a slacker lately with my posting. Sorry.

I too have made a lot of the recipes in the books and have tried to make some of my meals a little more ABS friendly.

I've made lasagna with whole wheat noodles, spinach, eggplant, ricotta, mozzerella and a bunch of ground flax seeds. It turned out great.

When I make dishes, I've been trying to put healthy fats in them, ground flax, more protein and more veggies.

For snacks I usually eat apples, natural PB, raisins, cheese, yogurt with walnuts, almonds, bananas w/ PB. I tend to stay away from crackers cause most sneak in trans fats.

I've also made a delicious soup that is really easy to make. I'm almost obsessed with it. It's not very ABS friendly, but it's pretty low cal and is filling due to the chicken and all the broth.

Tortilla Soup:

-Dice one chicken breast (10 oz or so) into very tiny cubes (little bigger than corn size)
-2 cloves garlic, minced (I cheat and buy the already minced in a jar)
-1 tbls olive oil
-14 oz of chicken broth
-16 oz chunky salsa
- 2 tbls hot sauce - use this if you get mild salsa or really like it spicy!
-1 can of corn
-cilantro, can be fresh or dried (I tried both - equally good)
-handful crushed torilla chips (soup is still yummy if you don't put these in - less calories).

In Medium sauce pan heat olive oil and garlic for about 5 minutes and add chicken. Cook chicken till done. Drain fat from chicken and add broth, salsa,hot sauce, corn and cilantro. Bring to boil, cover and turn off.

Wait till it's cooled off a bit before adding tortilla chips as they get soggy really fast. One other tip I want to mention, to get the chicken cut really small, cut it while it's frozen - you can make little corn size pieces this way.


Have a good night!

~Long days and pleasant nights...


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I found a really great web site I thought I'd pass along. It has a huge list of restaurants and the nutritional content of the menu. It always blows me away when I look up something that I think is going to be good and it is just the opposite. I think this will be a good reference when going out to eat and trying to make good choices.

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I don't have any experience with "converting" recipes but just a thought, if you wanted to add another power food you can add black or kidney beans. :)

I bought the Abs Diet Eat Right Every Time Guide and love the Steak-Fa-heat-as recipe. If you don't have it let me know and I'll post it. Yum!!

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Any one convert traditional meals into ABS friendly? I'm going to be fixing taco salad tonight and wonder how to make it better. It will have lean ground beef, fat free cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, homemade spice blend. I would say all that is ok. The problem is the "scoops" my DH wants. Corn chips are not a great choice but they are transfat free. In this case I guess protion control is key.

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I don't have the ABS for women book. I have the original ABS diet book on audiobook and the ABS diet eat right every time guide and I think it has some the other books don't. None of the smoothie recipes in this book have ice cream in them.
Here are some;
Check your blackberry-power foods 5
3/4 c oatmeal nuked in water
1/3 c blackberries
2 TB low fat yogurt
2 tsp vanilla whey powder
1 tsp ground flax seed
3 ice cubes
makes 2- 8oz servings

Choco-nana -power foods 4
1 c 1% chocolate milk
1 banana
2 TB low fat vanilla yogurt
1 TB chopped walnuts
2 tsp chocolate whey powder
6 ice cubes

The orangeman -power foods 3
1 c 1% milk
1/2 c orange juice concentrate
2 TB low fat yogurt
1 banana
2 tsp whey powder
6 ice cubes

I'll try to post more tomorrow.

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Does anyone have any recipes other than what is in the book. I have to say, this is my third week and have tried tons of the recipes in the book and most have been really good but am always looking for something different. Any good smoothie recipes that don't contain ice cream?? What about snacks? I've been sticking with cheese sticks, Triscuits, yogurt, and pb & apple.

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I tried the "Two Turks" recipe. It was easy and quick. Whole wheat tortilla wrap, sliced turkey, turkey bacon, avocato slice, mixed lettuce. I did miss having some sort of dressing like mayo or something. I guess the avocato gives the fat so mayo would be too much.
Carol

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Here's a review of an Abs Diet recipe I tried today. I felt it made too much, maybe it's a man's portion. I think I'll half the recipe next time. I liked the crunch of the nuts but didn't think it had much flavor. Maybe more cinnamon next time. The blueberries turned it purple which was fun.

Honey I Shrunk My Gut (powerfoods 5)
This is from the Abs Diet eat right every time guide.

1 c 1% milk
3/4 c plain oatmeal(I use the quick oats, cheaper then the instant packets and cooks in a min)
1/2 c blueberries (I use frozen)
1 TBLS chopped walnuts or pecans
1 TSP honey
1 TSP ground flax seed
Dash of cinnamon

Mix in microwave safe bowl and nuke for 2 min.




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I'd love to hear some more ideas on creating new meals/snacks using the power 12. Allot of what is in the book requires things I never seem to have around or are too hot and spicy for an acid reflux sufferer. I added a granola bar recipe to SP that has 4 or 5 power foods, do raisens count? I use them for a snack sometimes adding more protein with a smear of peanut butter on top. I think I'll throw in some ground flax seed next time to get in even more.

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
tail.asp?recipe=185959

I'm also looking for a good bread recipe to use different grains, seeds, etc to get more fiber in. I make my loaf bread now but have been doing 1/2 whole wheat. I want a combo that has more whole grains but not as heavy as 100% WW.

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I'm just starting so I don't have all the groceries needed to follow it strictly yet. But I'm trying to make a start anyway.
Breakfast;
eggbeneficail sandwich, made with 1 egg & ground flax seed, turkey bacon, tomato, light mayo, and homemade bread(1/4 WW)and carrot/v8 splash mixed juice.

Snack;
small bowl of bran flakes with chopped pecans and raisins, 1% milk, 2 tsp peanut butter.

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How to make the most important meal of the day also the most efficient: (From the "Men's Health" Abs Diet Website)

3 eggs
1/2 c oatmeal with 1 c blueberries
1 c fat-free milk

Add a multivitamin/mineral supplement like Centrum Performance, or any other brand that supplies 100 percent of the Daily Values for the majority of vitamins and minerals listed on the part of its label marked "Supplement Facts."

Why this Meal
The eggs and milk supply some of the highest-quality protein available. Oatmeal is a slow-burning carbohydrate, providing long-lasting energy and heart-protective soluble fiber. Berries contain some of the most potent antioxidants we know of, helping your body's cells recover from the damage caused by stress, pollution, and other unavoidable indignities.

What You Can Eat Instead
Swap the oatmeal and berries for a high-fiber cereal with raisins and an orange. Cottage cheese or three low-fat turkey-sausage links can fill in for the eggs.


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Power 12 Lunch:

Can of Tuna (in water, drained), 10 olives, Squeeze of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon light mayo, drizzle with olive oil, mix. Serve in Whole Wheat pita with spinach. Filling, DELICIOUS!

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Hello Ladies!

If everyone is ok with it, let's use the "Power 12" topic to talk about what we are eating. I need some new ideas and let's face it food is important. I like this diet so far because you can eat a variety of good, healthy food. So, tell us what you are eating and drinking.

I am a North Carolina Southerner so I will give you some of our southern cuisine, abs diet style.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Amy



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Here is a link to ab diet recipies I found on men's health magazine site.
http://www.menshealth.com/cda/article.do
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ategory=abs.diet&conitem=726f7eaa38aab
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New ideas for food, other than what is in the book and magazine. I signed up for the men and womens newsletters on the "Women's and Men's Health" sites, they are informative and something new to read about the diet.

Hope everyone has a great week!
Amy

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Sorry to be MIA these last couple of days. It is the end of the school year and I have been super busy witht he kids' classes. Went today to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk for my 6th graders end of the year party. It was a lot of fun bt let me tell you...there is absolutly NOTHING from the Power 12 that you can eat at the Boardwalk. I called it my cheat meal and will try very hard not to take another cheat before next Sunday. I am exhausted...

Amy, you were asking about yogurt. I bought a big container of Dannon Light Vanilla yogurt. Got home and relaized that it has modified corn startch in it - not so good. STill gonna use it up though. Great job on the smoothies. Gonna try to do more of that.

I'll write more tomorrow. I've gotta take this weary body to bed. I was up at 5am this morning for the gym. Gonna try and do it again tomorrow...UGH...
G'Night!
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Hey Ladies! How is everyone doing? I start my week over on Sundays so I am excited about a cheat night this week. I have been really trying hard to eat just the power 12 and see if I can see any results this week. I am up to 2 smoothies a day, 1 as a meal and 1 as a snack.

What kind of yogurt are you guys using? I looked and the recipes and they just say low fat. What about the sugar? Some have a ton of sugar.

Have you found any new food combos that are good? We have just eaten grilled meat and veggies the last few nights. A little boring.

Take Care,
Amy


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Dana,
your date sounds fun. we take turns taking our 5 year old, andrew out. we use to go out a lot but now there are 3, the twins are 18 months, so we do not get out much. thanks for adding me to your friends. i have not met anyone on here before so that was nice. have fun and pig out on Pizza!
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Amy,
AT least you have anexcuse for not exercising...that its been hot. I live in California near San Jose and we have had beautiful weather. Probably 75-80 the last few days. Perfect for a walk...but have I done it the last few days? No!!! I took a really long walk on Wednesday with the dog and need to do that again today. I have done some of the ab exercises though--not much...I've been doing good on food though. I think my only struggle has been the high fructose corn syrup. It's in the yogurt that I bought (forgot to look on that one)and I don't want it to go to waste. Tonight is my cheat meal. My husband is having some friends over for a guys night. My youngest son, Jake, is going to a sleepover and my oldest, Zach, and I are having a date night. He wants to go to Target (he has some b-day gift cards burning a hole in his pocket) and Barnes and Noble. I told him he could choose dinner. I think we will end up at Red Brick Pizza. We're then going to rent a movie and watch it together in my room while Mark (my husband) has his friends over in the other room. I'm looking forward to spending some time with Zach. They grow up so fast...lucky for me he still thinks its fun to hang out with mom.
I think I'll take the dog out for walk while I'm thinking of it. Have a nice weekend!
Dana

 
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Dana,
It has been so hot here that I have not walked with the kids in 2 days. I have been working out with the abs diet exercise schedule. I like it. Most things you can do at home. I have done better about eating more from the list but am not looking to actually lose any on Sunday when I weigh in. I really hoped to be a little better off this week since I started so strong at the beginning of the week with cardio and strength workouts. How are you doing this weekend? Usually the worst for me, we eat take-out a lot on the weekends but I did manage to cook last night...not sure about tonight though.
Have a nice weekend,
Amy

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Hi Amy,
I had a good day today. YAY!! Well, mostly good...I was very busy and didn't get the exercise in that I shuld have but as far as eating goes, I did great. I spent the day helping at my kids' school. It was a lot of fun.

I got in 5 good meals and then a small snack just a bit ago. Only watermelon at that one--no protein. Everything else I ate though was a good combo. My fiber intake today was actually up to 36 grams today so I felt really good about that.

Anyway, I'm off to bed. Tomorrow is another day as far as exercise goes. Gotta make it a priority for me tomorrow...
G'night!
Dana

 
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Dana,

How did it go today? My day was so busy no time to exercise. I just ate. I am still barely getting 5 meals in. I think my evening meal is sabotaging me. I drank a really good smoothie this morning for breakfast. I bought some frozen fruit this week. I blended frozen raspberries, 4 oz vanilla yogurt a splash of 1% milk(can't quite go to skim milk yet) and the protein powder. I really enjoyed it. I am not seeing the scale move yet but as of tomorrow dinner has to be earlier and smaller portion size.
Amy

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Yesterday I ate:
Breakfast 7:30: 2 pieces Whole Wheat Bread toasted w/peanut butter
Snack #1 9:30: NF SF Latte from Starbucks
Lunch 12:30: Guiltfree BLT (in book)
Snack #2 3:30: Apple with peanut Butter
Dinner 5:30: Smoothie
Snack #3 7:30:3 apricots and 10 almonds

I have a hard tim with the last snack. Wondering if I can add anther snack in between lunch and dinner instead...
Dana

 
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Dana,

Great job being strict. I ate my anything you want meal today for lunch. My husband took the afternoon off and we went out to eat for lunch, which we never do and I had nachos (supreme) and a beer. So I will have to be good the rest of the week.

I have found it most difficult to eat 6 times a day. Yesterday it felt like a real chore. I have been sampling some smoothies, refreshing after my morning walk with the kids. I dislike the taste of the protein powder, kind of an after taste. I only used half today in my a.m. smoothie. I like the one with the OJ and the milk and yogurt, can't remember what it was called. I wish I could know how much to eat. I did weight watchers from Jan-April and liked the points but I ate a lot of empty calories and just stayed in the points range.

What I have liked most so far is the exercise part of this plan. It's something I can do at home, I do not get to go to the gym.

What is your typical day of eating??

Mine has been 2 smoothies (one yesterday was a slim fast protein shake) nuts for a snack, oatmeal or eggs for breakfast and then a dinner that my husband and I put together when the kids go to bed. So about 5 times a day the last few days. 8-10-12-3-7 seems like a lot of eating.

Sorry, I am rambling. It has been a rough day.

Talk to you later,

Amy

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Amy,
Both of those sound yummy. I'll have to try them! I made the power smoothie recipe in the book. The first one under smoothies. It was very good. Had it for dinner the other night. I'm on day 3 of being really strict. Doing well!! How are you doing?
Dana

 
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Power 12 Dinner Tonight

Grilled Chicken With Grape Tomato Saute

Grill 2 Chicken Breast
Saute 1/2 Pint Grape or Cherry Tomatoes (Cut in half) in 2 teaspoons olive oil with 2 large garlic cloves
Plate Chicken
Pour Tomatoes over and top with favorite fresh herb...Mine is Basil

Serve with Spinach Salad with Sliced Almonds and Fat Free Dressing and A Whole Grain Roll

2 Servings


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Power 12 Dinner Tonight


2 cups penne pasta (7 oz.), uncooked (Multigrain or whole wheat)
1/2 lb. hot or mild Turkey Italian sausage, casing removed
1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves (7 cups)
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

***I made it with the cheese and it was really good but I think you could make it with a little olive oil and a few tablespoons of pasta water to make it lighter and not so cheesey.***

2 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese



COOK pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, crumble meat into large deep skillet. Cook on medium-high heat until cooked through, stirring occasionally; drain.
ADD spinach and tomatoes; cook 2 min. or until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
DRAIN pasta; place in large serving bowl. Add meat mixture and cheeses; mix lightly.

NUTRITION INFORMATION I substitute turkey sausage...not sure what it does for total fat...should be less

Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 280 Total fat 10g Saturated fat 4.5g Cholesterol 30mg Sodium 550mg Carbohydrate 30g Dietary fiber 2g Sugars 4g Protein 15g Vitamin A 45%DV Vitamin C 25%DV Calcium 25%DV Iron 15%DV


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I just added the power 12 to my short term goals on my spark page and printed a copy a put it on my fridge.

Guideline - Make these 12 Powerfoods your diet staples.
These are among the best sources of protein, fiber, and all the other ingredients and nutrients that help fight fat. In fact, they're so good for you that they'll just about single-handedly exchange your fat for a toned, lean body. You can base entire meals and snacks around them, but you don't have to. Just be sure to follow these simple rules.

* Incorporate two or three of these foods into each of your meals and at least one of them into each snack.
* Diversify your food at every meal to get a combination of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
* Sneak a little protein into each snack.

A - Almonds and other nuts (with skins intact)
Superpowers Builds muscle, reduces cravings
Fights Obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer, high blood pressure

B - Beans and legumes
Superpowers Builds muscle, helps burn fat, regulates digestion
Fights Obesity, colon cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure

S - Spinach and other green vegetables
Superpowers Neutralizes free radicals, molecules that accelerate the aging process
Fights Cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis

D - Dairy products (fat-free or low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese)
Superpowers Builds strong bones, fires up weight loss
Fights Osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, cancer

I - Instant oatmeal (unsweetened, unflavored)
Superpowers Boosts energy, reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar levels
Fights Heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, obesity

E - Eggs
Superpowers Builds muscle, burns fat
Fights Obesity

T - Turkey and other lean meats
Superpowers Builds muscle, strengthens immune system
Fights Obesity, various diseases

P - Peanut butter
Superpowers Boosts testosterone, builds muscle, burns fat
Fights Obesity, muscle loss, wrinkles, cardiovascular disease

O - Olive oil
Superpowers Lowers cholesterol, boosts immune system
Fights Obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure

W - Whole-grain breads and cereals
Superpowers Prevents body from storing fat
Fights Obesity, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease

E - Extra-protein (whey) powder
Superpowers Builds muscle, burns fat
Fights Obesity

R - Raspberries and other berries
Superpowers Protects heart; enhances eyesight; improves balance, coordination, and short-term memory; prevents cravings
Fights Heart disease, cancer, obesity


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