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pooticus 09-06-2010 01:28 PM

September JUDDD Down-Day Menus
 
This is an area where followers of Dr. Johnson's Alternate Day Diet also known as JUDDD can post their DD (Down Day) Menus. It will help with accountability as well as give great ideas for other members who need inspiration and illustration on easy ways to meet the Down Day requirements!

verbqueen 09-06-2010 01:34 PM

I have found a new "home!" :clap:

Thanks, Pooticus.

It's an Up Day for me today, and I don't think any of us need "input" for those-haha.

I was up a bit this morning from my low Saturday morning weigh-in, but I've had a pretty sodium and alcohol heavy weekend, so it's no great surprise. I will still claim my Saturday weigh-in as my true weight!

I'm thinking this week will be the week that I venture away from pre-packaged foods and try a little bit of cooking for my Down Days. I'm quite nervous about how to calculate the calories on things like homemade soups and veggie dishes, so I've been hesitant to try them. I have REALLY towed the line quite rigidly on the 500 calorie thing. But sooner or later, I've got to venture into real food. Those packaged items are so full of sodium and chemicals, plus I'd probably get a lot more satisfaction for the calories out of home-cooked foods.

Thanks for starting this thread! I like it! :up:

pooticus 09-06-2010 01:40 PM

Jessica I just don't want to hi-jack the main JUDDD thread. Can't we use the two places? Because to me, your hesitation about cooking and still conforming to the 500 cal/day is an important part of the psychological aspects of the diet that all of us can learn and share in??!! Please?

pooticus 09-06-2010 02:00 PM

Sept. 1 (Wednesday): 470 Cals, 23.4g C (20%), 5.9g Fib, 22.7g F (43%), 43.2g P(37%)

B: Decaff Coffee, black, unsweetened 0
L: Swanson's WPP, Coconut Milk - Strawberry 116
D: Kitchen Sink Veg Soup, 3 oz chicken thigh 249
BTS: 2 Squares Lindt 85% Cacao Chocolate 105

The day went pretty good for me. Very little hunger. I'm used to that from Fridays and it's taught me that it's not scary to be hungry. That it's part of feeling things. When I feel that gnawing or rumbling and it's not time to eat, I simply offer it up to God as a small price of suffering compared to His son's suffering and for his use.

pooticus 09-06-2010 02:02 PM

Sept. 3 (Friday): 494Cals, 26.7g F(48%), 25.3g C(18%), 9.1g Fib, 41.6g P(34%)

B: decaff coffee, black/unsw - 0
L: water - 0
D: lobster, steamed broccoli, butter, lemon, tomato, olive oil - 442cals
BS: Lindt 90% cacao chocolate - 52cals

A little hunger towards late afternoon, but nothing unmanageable. Eating dinner I had to kinda force it down, but felt better after eating.

(Saturday is an UD for me and Sunday is a MD for me. Next DD will be Monday. I'm on a M-W-F DD Schedule)

JKat 09-06-2010 03:10 PM

black coffee
lettuce with 1tablspoon of miso dressing and 7 mini quaker oat crackers
Cauliflower soup with 1oz ham/lettuce with miso dressing/1tb parm cheese

I also sipped a 0.25 of protein shake mixed with water.

Tons of water and two diet soda's

CAlories 453 Also jogged 3.2miles today which took about half an hour
I usually stay below 400calories but I was hungry today after my jog.

verbqueen 09-06-2010 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pooticus (Post 13865032)
Jessica I just don't want to hi-jack the main JUDDD thread. Can't we use the two places? Because to me, your hesitation about cooking and still conforming to the 500 cal/day is an important part of the psychological aspects of the diet that all of us can learn and share in??!! Please?

I think it'll be great to have multiple options for reading and posting.

I have a difficult time discussing an eating plan without discussing....well, ya know, eating! So I will probably do more of my posting in this thread, but will happily read any and all threads about JUDDD!

verbqueen 09-06-2010 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pooticus (Post 13865119)
Sept. 1 (Wednesday): 470 Cals, 23.4g C (20%), 5.9g Fib, 22.7g F (43%), 43.2g P(37%)

B: Decaff Coffee, black, unsweetened 0
L: Swanson's WPP, Coconut Milk - Strawberry 116
D: Kitchen Sink Veg Soup, 3 oz chicken thigh 249
BTS: 2 Squares Lindt 85% Cacao Chocolate 105

The day went pretty good for me. Very little hunger. I'm used to that from Fridays and it's taught me that it's not scary to be hungry. That it's part of feeling things. When I feel that gnawing or rumbling and it's not time to eat, I simply offer it up to God as a small price of suffering compared to His son's suffering and for his use.

I meant to ask you the other day what "WPP" is? I'm sure it's something completely obvious, but I'm drawing a blank!

pooticus 09-06-2010 03:34 PM

Whey Protein Powder (Concentrate). Supposedly and I don't know how true this is, Whey Protein Isolate is really bad for us? :dunno: And supposedly Whey Concentrate if it's produced correctly is ok? I don't know much about this but I started researching the whey concentrate from grass fed cows and it led me to Mercola's site then on to Defense Nutrition and Uri Hoff-something or other. So I bought some Swanson's brand cuz it was cheaper than Mercola's brand. :D I don't like it as much as Miracle Whey brand but MW brand is isolate again...so I guess I'm going to give this a try!

pooticus 09-07-2010 03:15 AM

Sept. 6 (Monday): 511Cals, 28.1g F(50%), 15.3g C(11%), 5.7g Fib, 47.8g P(39%)

B: decaff coffee, black/unsw - 0
L: strawberry whey protein drink w/cream & coconut milk - 131cals
D: grilled pork loin chop, steamed broccoli w/butter, lettuce/arugula/spinach/cucumber
salad with olive oil/ACV/yogurt dressing
BS: 1 square Lindt 90% cacao chocolate - 52cals

A little more hunger towards late afternoon, but nothing unmanageable. Was satisfied with dinner but woke up hungry in middle of night. Manageable. Did not eat. Think it has something to do with having 2 higher days on the weekend?

(I'm on a M-W-F DD Schedule. Next DD is Wednesday.)

LosingKitty 09-07-2010 03:27 AM

Hi all, just wanted to make a suggestion you might not have thought of- or maybe you did.
I was doing HCG recently and you have to stay under 500 calories for that. Even though they are limited to specific items they still have some good ideas for recipes. The most popular thing there is chili. Anyway if you get bored try looking at the recipes for P2, thats the 500 calorie portion of the diet. They are in "other diets" then "HCG" and I know theres at least one thread for P2 recipes.

I couldnt stick to their limited foods- the 500 calorie part was ok. I tried JUDDD before and I've done Fast 5 type intermittent fasting and those were much more effective for me.

Hope you don't mind me popping in here to get some ideas.

Redeemed 09-07-2010 03:32 AM

Sunny That's just fine that you mention the HCG recipe thread. I was reading the HCG recipes a couple of weeks ago and found that chili recipe. It really does look good.

pooticus 09-07-2010 07:02 AM

Hi Sunny :hugs: :heart: That is so sweet of you! I will definitely go check it out. The chili sounds like it is yummy! And comforting.

verbqueen 09-07-2010 10:38 AM

Hey, y'all. Down Day for me today. I'm experimenting with skipping breakfast and having a bigger lunch and dinner. I know that some JUDDDers only eat one meal, but I've been dividing my 500 calories up pretty evenly into 3 meals so far, and I've been very comfortable with that. So this will be a slight tweak on that. If I find that I enjoy going with 2 meals, maybe I'll try having only one, just to see how it feels. Variety is good, right?

Thanks for the suggestion about the HCG recipes, Sunny! I will be going straight over to check that out after I finish my post.

BBL tonight to post my menu. Not sure yet what I'm going to do. Mr. V is out of town, so that makes it super easy to do a DD!

verbqueen 09-07-2010 06:24 PM

Today's DD menu:

B: black coffee
L: TJ's chicken sausage, 100; PF lite bread, toasted, 45; 1 c. spring greens, 10; 2 T. tomato soup, 20
D: 1 Heb Nat ff frank, 40, 2 PF lite bread, toasted, 90
S: bag lite popcorn, 100

405 calories

nitenurse 09-07-2010 07:05 PM

egg/ham scramble leftover-250 cals, chicken soup 150 calsX2=300 Almonds 50 cals total 600. Actually, I think it may have been even less, kind of try not to underestimate, may go the other way. Anyway, it was a pretty good DD.

verbqueen 09-07-2010 10:24 PM

I do the same thing--bend over backwards to make sure that my estimations are OVER-estimations!

I'm sure you had a great day!

Leo41 09-08-2010 02:57 AM

Jessica-
I have eaten whole foods on DDs from the very beginning, but I never eat anything unless I'm absolutely sure of the # of calories. That's fairly easy--

e.g., a staple of my plan is fish (tuna, salmon, sardines), and I buy in cans or pouches that list exact # of calories--mix with low fat or reg mayo--again, calories by T are on jar; I use frozen veggies that give calories on package. I also make "egg white omelets" in my microwave, and, again, the box lists calorie numbers. My DD foods are usually similar, and I've read that's a good idea--i.e., lack of variety makes it easier to plan and is actually satisfying.

When I've made soups for DDs, I've used frozen veggies so that I can keep track of the calories (i.e., divide the total by the portions).

I like to eat at least 3x, so I think of DD 'meals' like snacks--usually 150 cal for breakfast and 100-120 at other times.

Before I did JUDDD, I was doing Protein Power, and I really believe it's important to get enough protein so that we lose fat rather than muscle. That's the major reason I focus on protein on DDs. I also find protein very satisfying (keeps hunger away).

I hope this helps.

JKat 09-08-2010 01:40 PM

nitenurse...Where can I find the recipe for the cold gazabacho soup?? It sounds so good!!

pooticus 09-09-2010 05:13 AM

Sept. 9(Wednesday): 419Cals, 17.8g F(37%), 23.7g C(21%), 8.1g Fib, 42.4g P(41%)

B: decaff coffee, black/unsw - 0
L: water & decaff tea - 0
D: 4.32oz Grilled Chicken (198), 8.5oz Cabbage Sauteed (49), .5 Tbsp Olive Oil (60), .25c Unsweetened Natural Applesauce (25)

Much more hunger today. Very hungry 2 hours after dinner. Wanted a bedtime snack but deferred eating until my UD breakfast. This is my 1 week JUDDDiversary and my weight today is 267.0lbs. I'm down an official 4.8lbs for week 1.

(Friday is my next scheduled down day.)

SuzeQ 09-09-2010 07:28 AM

I too think I will probably be posting here to discuss menus. Jessica got me going on the Hebrew National Fat Free Franks. I'm trying to settle on one DD menu I can just keep repeating. Works best for me that way.

Today:
B: Tea
L: 2 Hebrew National Franks, 1 Oroweat sandwich thin, 1 tsp lite Mayo, 1 FF weight watchers sharp cheese slice
D: 4 oz skinless chicken breast, 1C. broccoli, 1C. cauliflower

Calories: 511 Carbs: Net 30

nitenurse 09-09-2010 09:52 AM

I put the Gazpacho type soup on the JUDDD recipe site. Today I had some for my dd, but I put in a little more tomato sauce (about a TBsp per bowl) cause I wanted it to be a little more tomatoey-going to use this soup a couple times today.

verbqueen 09-09-2010 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SuzeQ (Post 13874803)
I too think I will probably be posting here to discuss menus. Jessica got me going on the Hebrew National Fat Free Franks. I'm trying to settle on one DD menu I can just keep repeating. Works best for me that way.

Today:
B: Tea
L: 2 Hebrew National Franks, 1 Oroweat sandwich thin, 1 tsp lite Mayo, 1 FF weight watchers sharp cheese slice
D: 4 oz skinless chicken breast, 1C. broccoli, 1C. cauliflower

Calories: 511 Carbs: Net 30

Hey, those Hebrew Nationals are filling and VERY low in cals. And I learned about them from reading other people's posts in past JUDDD monthly threads. And that's why I'm a believer in posting menus, and reading other people's menus. I find it extremely helpful, so thanks to those who are putting menus here!

Today is a DD for me. It's just after 10:00 in my time zone, and having gone this far on just coffee, I think I'll be holding out for only 2 meals again today. Seemed to go pretty well for me Tuesday.

I'm out of my basic Down Day supplies--pre-measured tuna packets, Sara Lee low cal bread, 100 calorie popcorn packets, and of course, those Hebrew National franks! Everything ran out at once. So it's off to the grocery store for me this morning.

Wishing everyone a great day!

P.S. My weight was still up, in fact up a little more, yesterday. Don't know what's going on with that, but I'm not (very ;)) worried. I believe in the plan. I know it works.

verbqueen 09-09-2010 09:54 PM

Today's menu:

B: black coffee
L: 2 Hebrew national ff franks, 80; wasa fiber wafer with laughing cow lite, 70; packet of apple slices with yogurt dip, 100
D: green salad with no dressing, 20; 1 c. chicken broth with rice, parsley and a few chicken pieces, 60; toasted lite bread, 45

very low day for me

halos 09-09-2010 10:57 PM

DD menu for today
eas shake
large hamburger patty on shredded lettuce
1 ounce cheese
1 cup broth.

642 calories....I should have figured calories before I ate instead of after

Homework finally done. Off to school for Friday and Saturday. Next DD Sunday.

verbqueen 09-10-2010 08:01 AM

My weight is STILL up today. I can't figure out what's up with that. It shouldn't be hormonal. I hope my stall is not reasserting itself!

pooticus 09-10-2010 08:20 AM

Jessica what are you eating on your updays? Maybe give us a couple of examples of this past week?

For me, I think the sodium level in the hot dogs, cheese and broth if it's canned would kinda be hindering me? My feet and legs still swell like nobody's business - more so if I over carb.

Oh, also, Pam says that swelling and water retention is a prime sign of hypothyroid. So maybe your diet (cal/carb restriction) is throwing your T3 conversion off more so that you are more symptomatic now??? Just guess work here...

pooticus 09-11-2010 07:14 AM

Sept. 10(Wednesday): 454Cals, 25.2gF(51%), 20g C(17%), 7.2g Fib, 37.5g P(32%)

B: decaff coffee, black/unsw - 0
L: water - 0
D: 5oz Grilled Cod (120), 5.44oz Broccoli, steamed (52), .25 tsp Olive Oil (19), .5 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (51), 3 c Salad Greens (spinach, spring mix, romaine) (20), .25 Cucumber (8), Yogurt Dressing (43), 1cu in. Blue Cheese (61), 1 tsp Tartar Sauce (24)
BTS: 1 Square Lindt Chocolate - 85% Cacao - (52)

Hunger has been a real issue again today. Not hungry at all after dinner. Even had trouble finishing my dinner. It felt like I chewed and chewed and chewed. It took me over an hour to eat and by the end of it, I ended up leaving 2 bites of fish with homemade tartar sauce on the plate cuz I was tired of eating, it was too dry, and I was just "done". Wanted to get my cals up so did have a square of chocolate later.

Today I'm down to 264.4 PP (pre-poopy). I know I'm having some regularity issues. Hopefully today we have time to swing by the healthfood store for a bottle of magnesium supplements and a good multi-vitamin. I'm pretty sure I need both right now.
(Friday is my next scheduled down day.)

JKat 09-11-2010 08:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nitenurse (Post 13875543)
I put the Gazpacho type soup on the JUDDD recipe site. Today I had some for my dd, but I put in a little more tomato sauce (about a TBsp per bowl) cause I wanted it to be a little more tomatoey-going to use this soup a couple times today.


Thank you. I just made it and can not wait to eat it. I made it a bit differant but the jist is the same. I had to use what I had here.

Jessica...hang in there. I too am up a pound but think its just a flucuation. :hugs:

Today is an UD for me. Always a challenge for me. I am caring for my disabled uncle this week. So I am living here for the week. My other uncle is taking a break. He stocked the house with junk!! LOL i just threw away ice cream because I am good now but know its a trigger for me. I already packed up all the junk in a bag and put it out of site.

verbqueen 09-11-2010 06:41 PM

Interesting that you mention regularity issues, Pooticus. I pay absolutely no attention to my elimination habits, as I've never been anything except the polar opposite of constipated in my entire life.

However, I have "gone" about five times in the last 48 hours (please forgive the TMI--but if I can't talk about it here, where can I? :D)

I just wonder if that was affecting my weigh-ins the last couple of days. We shall see.

DD here--going just fine, as always.


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