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12/27/12 7:04 P

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Welcome back. I think Dr Anderson addressed this before. I would stick with the actual fruits & vegetables.

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12/23/12 10:24 A

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Hi every one

Was on simple diet once before and didn't do too good as I kind of mess up the first time on it. I was eating 3 entrees and 2 shakes and am restarting this again tomorrow, am planning on doing it right this time, 2 entrees and 3 shakes and have a question, in place of some of the vegetables can I have vegetable juice in place of part of the vegetables that we are suppose to have or are we suppose to just eat the vegetables and fruits? Any advice any one?

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10/14/12 3:22 P

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Medifast are excellent shakes. I don't have any info on the oatmeal, but as long as the calories are in the right range and you are getting the protein and fiber you should be getting, I don't see why your weightloss shouldn't be fine.

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10/10/12 2:36 P

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I have a lot of medifast that is completely interchangeable with the shakes' so I am also using the oatmeal, and other envelopes .tell me this is OK? Thanks. They have the same nutrition and are all 100 calories

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8/5/12 2:25 A

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Faster Weight Loss For Simple Diet-Ers Posted on July 11, 2012.
All of us want rapid weight loss. The Simple Diet is helping uncounted numbers of people do this. Eighty Simple-Diet-ers report average weight losses of 23 pounds in 8 weeks and about 35 pounds in 16 weeks. That’s about 3 pounds per week for 8 weeks and more than 2 pounds per week over 16 weeks. These weight losses are higher than we had when I saw patients weekly in my clinic. [Of course, the 80 people reporting may be bragging a little and probably the more successful people are those who report results.]
Being the researcher I am, I have done more calculations. Our clinic records give me data on weight losses for persons weighing approximately 140#, 180# and 220#. Someone weighing 140# should lose about 12 pounds in 8 weeks and 17 pounds in 16 weeks. If you weigh about 180 pounds you should lose 17 pounds in 8 weeks and 25 pounds in 16 weeks on the Simple Diet. The person weighing about 220# should lose about 21# in 8 weeks and 33# in 16 weeks.
My calculations suggest that the average person on the Simple Diet is consuming about 1400 calories per day. On the Simple Diet you can use 3 shakes, 2 entrees, 3 vegetables and 2 fruits and consume as little as 1000 calories. On the other hand, you could consume 1500 calories or more and still be following the diet carefully. If you consume 1000 calories per day you lose 1# (one pound!) more per week than if you consume 1500 calories per day.
FOR FASTER WEIGHT LOSS, try this. Choose 3 shakes that have 150 calories or less per shake. Choose two entrees that have 240 calories or less per entrée. Select 3 vegetables from the low calorie list (26 choices, page 271, The Simple Diet) and choose 2 fruits from the low calorie column (10 choices, page 270). If you do not have bars or extra servings of these items you can get a healthy protein intake (70 grams/day) and consume less than 1100 calories. Chances are, making these diet choices and burning 2000 calories in physical activity will increase your weight loss by almost a pound per week. Try it, you’ll like it.
Many of our recommended shakes and entrees meet these criteria. Two shakes that I use are: HMR70 Plus shakes (110 calories—HMR 859-422-4671) and Vanilla Pleasure soy shakes (120 calories—1-800-REVIVAL). I use HMR shelf-stable entrees and they have good choices around 240 calories or lower. You can find many choices at groceries, pharmacies and nutrition stores. Kick start you weight loss by making these choices. Best, Jim

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8/5/12 2:21 A

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Simple Diet Transitions.
Posted on July 16, 2012.
Congratulations. You have reached a weight milestone and plan to transition to the Second Phase or on to the Simple Lifetime Diet. Any dietary modification calls for a review of your goals and potential modifications or reinforcements of these goals. Remember why you are losing weight and why health maintenance is so important to you. In this transition period you should renew your passion for your health and weight management goals. Daily repeat your health-promoting self-talk like “I can achieve and maintain my health-promoting weight by following the Simple Diet guidelines including shakes, entrees, fruits, vegetables and physical activity.”
Second Phase of Simple Diet. If you have lost about 75% of the weight you have planned in order to reach your health and weight maintenance goal, you may wish to transition to the Second Phase. Here you can use two meal replacements daily (shakes and/or entrees), continue five servings of fruits and vegetables and include low-fat dairy, poultry or fish, and whole grains. See our Green Light Calorie Guide (p. 201). We recommend you continue the Second Phase for six months before transitioning to the Simple Lifetime Diet.
Simple Lifetime Diet. At a health-promoting weight, you want to review the four dimensions of health maintenance. Maintaining your health and wellness requires these dimensions: emotional—having a heart or passion for your health; soul—having a deep-seated personal priorities for your wellness; mental—having an active mind that plans your diet and physical activity and proactively uses your brain to verbalize health promoting self-talk; and physical—using your body as a machine to perform the nutrition and physical activity required to continue to improve your health and wellness. “Every day I awaken with a thankful, positive attitude and make plans and follow them.”
More specifics are given in The Simple Diet, Facebook, and other nutdoc blog. You can access these through andersonsimplediet.com. Best, Jim

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8/5/12 2:18 A

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I GET HUNGRY
Posted on July 27, 2012.
Some Simple Diet-ers report that the 3 shakes, 2 entrees, and 5 fruits/vegetable are too much to eat but many report getting hungry. We developed plans to combat hunger and I will briefly give an overview.
VOLUME is first. Be sure to get in your eight 8 oz. glasses of noncaloric fluids (don’t count shakes). The stomach rumbles when it is empty. The stomach can’t discern whether it is water that is filling it up or a strawberry smoothie, it just wants something in there!
BIG SHAKES are next. Some 200 calorie shakes come in 8 oz. containers. That’s 25 calories/oz. My favorite GNC Total Lean Shake has 170 calories in 14 oz. or 12 calories/oz. You can expand your single shakes to 20 or 25 ounces. Add the recommended water PLUS 8 oz. of diet soda to your powdered shake. Blend with 5 ice cubes. I added 8 oz. of diet 7 UP and four strawberries to my GNC shake today— delicious (8 calories/oz.). But you can do better recipes than me. SHARE YOUR RECIPES.
EAT MORE is third. That’s right, eat more low calorie choices (not bars!) First, add low calorie vegetables (see list on p. 271). Second, add low calorie fruits (p. 270). Third, add another high volume shake. Fourth, add lower calorie entrees (~200 calories/entrée).
That’s it, as easy as one, two, three. Best, Nutdoc

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8/5/12 2:16 A

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Maintaining Simple Diet Posted on June 14, 2012
Many of you have been on the Simple Diet for several months now. You are reporting, as our research shows, about 2.5 pounds per week over 8 weeks. However, between 2 months and 4 months, average weight loss drops to about 1.5 pounds per week. That is not fair, but it’s what happens. After 8 weeks, there is very little water loss and metabolism slows down. Also, there what we call “diet fatigue.” It’s extremely hard to sustain a diet for months and months. If this is what is happening to you, here are some suggestions.
First, review your goals and purpose. Your heart or passion for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is the most important ingredient in your program. Second, review your records to assess how well you are meeting program goals. (Are you eating off the diet?) Consuming 3 shakes, 2 entrees, 5 fruits or vegetables is critical. Meet your physical activity goals. Maintain careful records. And, review your progress regularly with your buddy.
Third, EAT MORE! Eat more fruits, vegetables, shakes, entrees to avoid snacking. Add more volume from non-caloric beverages or higher volume shakes. And, add more variety to your diet to reduce some monotony.
If this is not working, transition to the Second Phase that brings in a variety of new food options.
You can do this!!! Best, Nutdoc (last post for 10 days– traveling!)


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5/14/12 6:51 A

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If you are really getting into the SD and looking for more information about your health, I would suggest that you check out his blog. The way you get there is by going to
www.andersonsimplediet.com. Then click on "authors" at the top. You will get a bio of Dr. A. On that page click on blog feed. Then you can read his most recent blogs and also his archives. It is very interesting to go thru the blogs. There is additional info there on specific health problems that does not appear in the book. I have also noticed that what he posts on Facebook also appear on the blog.

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4/26/12 7:56 A

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OK, there is something on Dr. A's facebook page that refers to making pudding out of shakes.
I don't get that either, so I messaged him on facebook and asked how to do that.

Also, I did see that he will reply to a question that people put on his facebook page as a post.

The name of his facebook page is "The Simple Diet" and is very interesting.
He is such a nice guy!!

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4/26/12 7:12 A

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I thought what he was saying was that you could add a Tablespoon of diet jello or of SF pudding to the shake as a flavoring for the shake. For example:
1 scoop vanilla whey powder
1 cup strawberries
1 T cheesecake SF pudding
1 cup water
Blend all of the above and you would have very thick strawberry cheescake smoothie
(almost like soft serve).
I don't think he was talking about making a pudding dish, just using those products for flavoring, but I could be wrong.

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4/26/12 2:25 A

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I've never understood how Dr. A uses the powdered shakes to make pudding. Not sure why I can't wrap my head around that one, or using gelatin. I just don't get it.

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

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4/20/12 7:52 A

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Dr. A posted on additional ideas for shakes on facebook
One is a link to the HMR website: http://www.hmrprogram.com/index.cfm/Recipe
s/ShakesFruitSmoothies
Also, he has some on his blog @ nutdoc/wordpress.com

New idea to me was to add 1 T of sugar-free pudding for flavoring.......think of the possibilities there with that idea!
Also a reminder that you could heat it up for hot cocoa



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3/14/12 10:32 P

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Ellie ~ Thanks! That helped and I found it! I am sooo not a techie! lol

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

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3/14/12 12:18 A

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Go down this forum to the first entry by NDHUNTRESS and click on the blog she gives for Dr. A. This should take you to the nutrition physicians weblog. Scroll down to ARCHIVES and click on March 2012. Also on the same page RSS click complete feed or comments. The comments are where I asked my questions. As you can tell I know very little about computers and the language. Hope this helps. NDHUNTRESS knows alot about this.

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3/13/12 2:08 A

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Elliebell ~ Where on andersonsimplediet.com are you asking questions and getting answers? I go there and all I get is the info about the diet and how to order the book. I don't see anywhere where you can ask questions, etc.

Thanks!

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

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3/11/12 12:11 P

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Yes he & Nancy have been wonderful in providing information to those of us following the plan.

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3/10/12 2:25 P

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the place to ask questions and get answers is andersonsimplediet.com. He has been very helpful and prompt answering several of my questions. I found him by adding the "Simple Diet" to my list of favorite books on facebook. I now get a tip or encouragement from them everyday. When you get there click on simplediet challenges, all of my comments have been answered within a day or too.

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3/10/12 1:10 P

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I think this link to Dr A's blog will be helpful for all nutdoc.wordpress.com/2012/03/01/simp
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