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4/11/12 10:18 P

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Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!


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4/11/12 7:12 P

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I have a little laminated card with the nutritional info for the meals/shakes/bars as well as some of the best fruit/veggies to have.

Since I always have my purse with me when shopping I just keep this card with my wallet.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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4/11/12 1:24 P

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BayBerry,

Thanks but I'm not a genius. Having two smaller children, I already carry to much *stuff* with me so I was not going to add anything else. My memo is really small and nothing huge:

This is what it looks like (thanks Winnie)

Shakes/Greek Yogurt/Soups:
100-200 cal
10-26g protein
0-6g fat

Entrees:
140-300 cal
10-25g protein
0-9g fat

Bars:
100-200 cal
10-20g protein
0-5g fat

You can make it look however you want as you can tell this is straight out the book so I just put it in my phone!

I can simplify my life and lighten my burdens by deciding realistically what I want to do and what I have time to do. (~_^)


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4/11/12 12:17 A

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Blklily ~ You're a genius! I've been carrying around a piece of paper...in the same pocket as my cell phone. I cannot believe this didn't occur to me! LOL

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

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4/10/12 12:14 P

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Lily,

Thank you so much for the tip! I'm going to try that!

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4/10/12 10:27 A

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Crimson,

I have a memo pad in my smart phone so that is where I keep the nutritional counts for entrees, shakes and soups. That way, you don't have to worry about carrying additional things, losing or forgetting it at home because it's on your phone which is always with you.

I can simplify my life and lighten my burdens by deciding realistically what I want to do and what I have time to do. (~_^)


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4/10/12 10:15 A

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Thank you all for the feedback. I will check my cabinets to see if I have some whey protein. Then I will check the labels to make sure that it meets the plan requirements. I think I am going to have to carry a little notebook in purse with the nutritional guidelines so I can make sure that my selections are appropriate. I am a creature of habit, so I tend to eat things that I know taste good.

MORGERON29 Posts: 42
4/10/12 7:54 A

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When I picked up some Jay Robb egg white protein @ Vitamin Shoppe I asked the women working there about the can saying" not for weight reduction" she said it basically was on there for people who think they will just use the protein as their mail source of food and lose weight. People were using just protein supps. and getting really sick and ending up in the hospital. Using protein powder or RTD shakes the way it was intended for will indeed help you lose weight the right way without starvation!

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4/10/12 7:17 A

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I use the Eas Chocolate Whey Protein powder & Muscletech French Vanilla Whey protein powder. Both of these I picked up at Sam's Club.

Both of these are high in protein without adding milk.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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4/9/12 11:25 P

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I use EAS Soy Protein Powder ~ Vanilla

Just had one tonight for a snack, with banana to count in a fruit for the day. It was so yummy!

I like this brand because it's not just delicious. I'm allergic to milk, strawberries, chocolate...the list goes on. With this product, I can use water to make the shakes and they still taste like a vanilla milkshake. It also has high protein and low carbs.

I really wish they'd come out with more flavors. Strawberry and Chocolate are so popular and I'm stuck with using just Vanilla. What about Banana, Pineapple, or Grape??? lol

Running to the refrigerator is not considered exercise.

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4/9/12 11:11 P

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I use Pure Protein, 100% Whey Protein, French Vanilla sold at both Wal-mart and Target. Though I am really looking for a strawberry flavor, French vanilla goes well with any fruit. I'm a bit scared to try other brands like Body Fortress that comes in strawberry.

I can simplify my life and lighten my burdens by deciding realistically what I want to do and what I have time to do. (~_^)


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4/9/12 11:02 P

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So which whey protein powder do you all use because that is what I plan to use since I am not a fan of slim fast and I am scared to try the other ones mentioned in the book. I use a brand that is sold at Wal-mart, but I am unsure of the name.

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4/9/12 10:52 P

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Huntress,

Thanks, I needed this, "While we are trying to lose weight we are also starting to be more active. 1 pound of muscle takes up much less space than 1 pound of fat."

I can simplify my life and lighten my burdens by deciding realistically what I want to do and what I have time to do. (~_^)


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4/9/12 10:50 P

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BayBerry,

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4/9/12 9:22 P

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Okay this is my take on the protein powder. As long as it meets the guidelines laid out in the book than it should be fine to use. Most whey protein powder is commonly used by weight lifters. While we are trying to lose weight we are also starting to be more active. 1 pound of muscle takes up much less space than 1 pound of fat. Our muscles need the extra protein thus the reason for making sure our shakes meet the minimum requirements.

As you will find there is a wide range of both ready to drink shakes & protein powders. There are new types coming out constantly so while the one you choose may not be on the suggested list in the book that does not mean that it is not okay.

Well-behaved women seldom make history. ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral? 'When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."-Will Rogers


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4/8/12 7:17 P

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I use both the EAS AdvantEdge ready-made shakes and the EAS Soy Protein powder. I haven't had trouble losing with either of them, however, I'd like to hear what others think, as well. This was one of the questions I was concerned about when I was preparing for this diet.

BLKLILY ~ Thanks for that link!

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4/8/12 1:21 P

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I think if it falls within the guidelines ,set out in the book, go for it!
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Edited by: MRSVK11 at: 4/8/2012 (13:21)
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4/8/12 9:18 A

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Jenny,

Great question and I am so glad you asked. I noticed that too but ignored it since it met the nutrition guidelines and others on the SD use it too. I also noticed it was NOT on the recommended shakes list on page 261 of the book but others use the EAS Advantage shakes (liquid & powder) and they too are NOT on the list so I figured as long as it met the nutritional guidelines, I wouldn't worry plus I like to buy the big 2lb tub (Pure Protein) to save on cash and trips to the store. None of the other brands come in a 2lb tub.

I am losing weight but since you brought it up, I would also like to know as well because I wanted to try Body Fortress Whey Protein since I cannot find EAS or Pure Protein in strawberry. However, Body Fortress says the same thing "not intended for weight reduction." And after conducting more research, Jullian Michaels Whey protein says the same thing. Slim Fast does not have this disclaimer and insists on following a plan like we do already with 3 shakes, 2 entrees! Anything Soy scares me due to estrogen but after conducting more research...

I found this article, Whey Protein Vs. Soy, "Another very popular use of whey protein is when it's incorporated into a person's diet. The reason for this is that a high quality protein has a low fat content, effectively helping people who are trying to maintain or even lose weight. Some studies have even shown that diabetics can benefit from whey protein supplements because they can prevent blood sugar spikes, especially after a high-carbohydrate meal."

http://www.mytopform.com/whey-protein-vs
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I found this article really helpful. Others are out there however this one breaks it down a bit better, I think. I hope this helps :)

I can simplify my life and lighten my burdens by deciding realistically what I want to do and what I have time to do. (~_^)


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4/8/12 7:59 A

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Does it matter what type of protein powder we use as long as it meets the guidelines for shakes? I bought some Pure Protein powder and noticed when I got home that it says not for weight reduction. One scoop has 140 calories, 2.5 g fat, and 25g protein. I guess it's meant for muscle building. Please advise. emoticon

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