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Simple Diet Journal #28 - Secrets to Continued Success - Helpful Reminders for me fromTSD book

Friday, December 28, 2012

I decided to re-read The Simple Diet Book -- and I'm finding helpful reminders of the plan basics as well as points that somehow I overlooked during my first read. Ah, the benefits of seeing things new and a second time!

Regrouping by returning to the phase 1 plan whenever needed --

p. xix:
The secret to success for many of the 100-Pound Club members is the continued use of meal replacements and generous consumption of fruits and vegetables over the years. Use of shakes or preportioned entrees is a valuable weight management tool for ongoing use or for regrouping after a holiday or special event when a f ew pounds creep back. I personally have used meal replacements on an almost daily basis for more than 25 years.

Daily Weigh-Ins

I know that some people become so discouraged by the numbers that weighing weekly works better for them. For me -- I've realized that staying on track and being on top of changes requires more regular monitoring -- and I was surprised to see that Dr. A recommends checking in with the scale every morning. Don't know how I missed this the first time -- so now I'm curious to see what else I may have overlooked during my first read!

Here's his quote:
p. 141

"Weighing yourself is an important part of self-monitoring and recording. I recommend that you obtain a reliable scale and weigh yourself in the buff daily before breakfast. I don't write those weights down, but they do give me a general sense of progress and daily fluctuations. Near the end of the week, weigh yourself on two different days, maybe Saturday and Sunday. Because of fluctuations in water weight and contents of the GI tract, an average of two weights is better than relying on a single weight. I average those two values for my end of the week weight and write that value down on my weekly summary chart.

Staying on the plan . . . weighing daily . . . back to reading some more . . .

Smiles for you!

Peace, Health, and living fully no matter what . . .

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  • BROOKRIVERS
    Thanks!!! Me, too :-)
    2027 days ago
  • LUXITTA
    Good for you! I'm glad you found something to help you out through this journey!

    ~Amanda~
    2028 days ago
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