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FLEUR_DE_LUNE Posts: 596
2/9/12 2:18 P

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Haven't tried it yet, but I believe it rests on good principles to avoid slowing down the metabolism by reducing food intake.

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5/12/10 10:54 A

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Sounds interesting, I'm going to give it a whirl!

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JENN1228's Photo JENN1228 Posts: 51
10/26/09 11:48 A

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Thanks for the tips. Really trying to make a 3-day journaling and food planning streak. I say 3 days because for some reason, I never seem to keep up what I start. But like someone else wrote, hope the activity on this team picks up and we can really motivate and move forward together.

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10/25/09 11:12 A

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Nubie - Lots of great info here. I've lost well with WW in the past and am excited to try the Wendie Plan. Thanks for sharing all the "know how". Lali

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MARIASNEWLIFE's Photo MARIASNEWLIFE Posts: 33
10/6/09 5:55 P

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Thanks for the post, TAUWZER

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MARIASNEWLIFE's Photo MARIASNEWLIFE Posts: 33
10/6/09 5:41 P

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Nubie: Great suggestion to do WW regular for a week and then back to Wendie. That would help shake up some things. And I will stop going under my points. I just thought it would give me a jump start, but I don't want to stop losing weight cuz of the starvation mode syndrome. After I posted that last one, I ended up losing 5 pounds in one week. Had never done that before. I went on a mini vacation, ate out a lot, but ate half my plate, gave the other half away and did a lot of walking. So just the change in routine seemed to help. Thanks for the support! :)
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10/6/09 2:50 P

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Maria,

I'd suggest not eating under your designated points target. This will send your body into starvation mode and slow down your weight loss.

The other strategy is to do regular WW for a week and then shift back to the Wendie Plan just to shake things up again.

Sometimes I need to have a gain (no more than a pound or two)in order to give my body a break and then I can start losing again. Maybe this could be happening for you as well.


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MARIASNEWLIFE's Photo MARIASNEWLIFE Posts: 33
9/15/09 9:13 A

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Thank you!! That is the plan I have, so now I know for sure I'm following the right one. It seems like I should be losing weight at a faster rate. I was losing 2 pounds a week, and I'm down to just one pound a week and I've only lost 20 pounds; my goal is 100 pounds! Not sure what I may be doing wrong. I'm counting every single point, and some days I go under my points. I have increased my exercise, so maybe I'll see better results when I weigh on Friday. Any suggestions? And thanks again!
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TAUWZER's Photo TAUWZER Posts: 942
9/13/09 11:13 P

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Also

www.angelfire.com/crazy4/ahealthylif
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Same info with some extra stuff.

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TAUWZER's Photo TAUWZER Posts: 942
9/13/09 11:09 P

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This is the one I have

www.stormpc.com/ww/wendie_plan.htm

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MARIASNEWLIFE's Photo MARIASNEWLIFE Posts: 33
9/11/09 10:41 A

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Thank you so much for those tips on the Wendie Plan, expecially when to weigh in and the drinking water thing! This is also my second time around with the Wendie Plan and I know it works. I think meal planning and counting your points faithfully are the two key points to the plan working. Can anyone send me a link to the Wendie Plan? I want to make sure the point catagories I have are the same as what others have. Thanks!
Maria

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9/10/09 11:58 P

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A big thank you for posting this i am going to try this ...first day went well. i stayed right on my points

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JOY2BSLIM's Photo JOY2BSLIM Posts: 917
8/24/09 3:45 P

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Hi, I just came across this last night and checked up on it and saw there were so many variations of how many points I could have. I have 26 now, any idea how this would break down during the week? Im sort of confused as this is totally new to me. Thanks.

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3/4/08 10:41 P

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Thanks Nubie, I think I have an understanding now and I look forward to seeing better results, as I have been at the same +/- 3 lbs since Thanksgiving 2007 and following WW. emoticon

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TANYA292's Photo TANYA292 Posts: 49
3/4/08 2:25 P

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thank you so much for your tips!
i really hope that this will be the kick start that i need to get the ball rolling again.


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KATIE:]'s Photo KATIE:] Posts: 76
3/4/08 1:09 P

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thanks so much for the advice! its my first time trying this plan and i'm hoping that it will kick things up a notch for me! good luck in your weight loss journies :]

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2/14/08 9:56 A

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Thanks Nubie, that is a big help. I am new to this team though there does not seem to be much activity here on the message boards. Hope people get more interested so there is more support.

Thanks again for your suggestions.

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2/14/08 1:52 A

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This is my 2nd go-round with the Wendie Plan. I lost 26lbs using this method back in '03 but put the weight back on as I was finishing grad school. I am now following the plan again and I want to share some of my tips.

1. Allow yourself to become familiar with the new way of eating.
Yes, the Super High Day might seem scary at first but do take that time to enjoy what you've been craving during the week and keep it a controlled splurge. I'd say 2-3 full weeks on Wendie Plan will give you enough basis to judge if this plan will work for you. If you don't consistently follow the plan, don't blame the plan. It works...It's grounded in good nutritional research mirroring the idea of calorie cycling without the labor-intensive nature of actually counting calories.

2. You absolutely must eat your given points for the day and nothing more. I tried to follow the Wendie Plan advice to eat all of my activity points on the low days, 1/2 of them on high days and so on. It never seemed to work with any consistency. So if I was supposed to eat 31 points for the day, that's what I did and I didn't veer from that no matter how much I exercised b/c if you earn lots of APs like I do, you could end up eating your daily target, Flex Points and then some (which is a no-no).

3. You must exercise. Eating your assigned Wendie Plan points is only part of the equation. If you want to truly shake up your metabolism and break through a plateau, you have to break a sweat and/or pump iron. I lift weights in addition to doing cardio so my weight loss isn't as high as if I were doing an hour of cardio per day. For me that's okay because I'd rather lose inches than obsess with scale. Nonetheless, setting a weekly activity point goal is a good strategy to follow.

4. You need to do some degree of meal planning or at the minimum knowing ahead of time the points values for certain foods. On my late night teaching days, I make sure I bring a cooler with the exact amount of food that adds up to my assigned day's points. I don't bother to eat out on those days. I stick to what I brought with me because I could better control my point intake.

5. Make sure you have at least 2 days separating your Super High Day and your weigh-in. Usually we eat more sodium and fat on the SHD which causes temporary bloat and weight gain. Space the SHD out from your weigh-in, eat low for those 2 days in between and drink lots of water.

6. Be Realistic.
In the past I could consistently lose 2-3lbs a week on the Wendie Plan. Well, 5 years later, I'm hitting my mid-30's and I ain't losing weight like I did in my 20's. So 1-2lbs a week is absolutely fabulous to me. The Wendie Plan is not a quick-fix. Yes, it will shake things up if you hit a plateau and you might drop 5lbs in a week but to do that consistently each week is unrealistic and unhealthy. What is so special about the Wendie Plan is that it keeps our metabolism guessing which is necessary for steady, consistent progress over the long haul.

7. Tracking is just as important or even more important on the Wendie Plan. Again, refer to #2. Without tracking you could easily wind up eating too much.

Hope this helps the newbies or those having some difficulty with the plan.

Nubie

Edited by: NUBIENNELADY at: 2/14/2008 (01:53)

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