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Old 10-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #91
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Hi everyone. I've been kind of lazy about posting lately but I'm still doing JUDDD. I was up a 1/2 lb. on my Friday weigh in but I wasn't surprised. I had gone out with a friend last Saturday night and had too many drinks and then went out for a 2 AM breakfast. So, I didn't expect the scale to go down. I know it will again though. I rarely go out anymore so I know that won't be happening again for a long time. Then I had an all day work meeting that kind of messed with my Thursday DD but it ended up not being as bad as I thought.

But on the positive side...I was reoganizing my closet today and found 2 pairs of jeans that I can now wear again. And there's another pair that are a little too tight yet, but I can at least get them buttoned. So, I'm going in the right direction.
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I was reoganizing my closet today and found 2 pairs of jeans that I can now wear again. And there's another pair that are a little too tight yet, but I can at least get them buttoned. So, I'm going in the right direction.
That's great, Jiggles!
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Yesterday was an Up Day for me, but I'm afraid I went Up-Up-and-Away...

I ate several pro-inflammatory foods, and a lot of them.

Sigh... It's too early to tell the impact, I think - but today I've had only a slight ache in one hand. So far.

I'll see how I feel tomorrow & on into the week.

However, I got right back on track this morning, and am having a good DD today. I don't even feel like eating anything beyond the menu I posted on the other thread...

Made a stew from a low-calorie cookbook. My daughter & I both enjoyed it for dinner.

Have a good night, JUDDDers.
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Hi everyone. I've been kind of lazy about posting lately but I'm still doing JUDDD. I was up a 1/2 lb. on my Friday weigh in but I wasn't surprised. I had gone out with a friend last Saturday night and had too many drinks and then went out for a 2 AM breakfast. So, I didn't expect the scale to go down. I know it will again though. I rarely go out anymore so I know that won't be happening again for a long time. Then I had an all day work meeting that kind of messed with my Thursday DD but it ended up not being as bad as I thought.

But on the positive side...I was reoganizing my closet today and found 2 pairs of jeans that I can now wear again. And there's another pair that are a little too tight yet, but I can at least get them buttoned. So, I'm going in the right direction.
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Lurking around - lol.

Juddd and I didn't mesh last week. Hopefully this week will be better.

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Old 10-18-2010, 01:22 PM   #96
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My weight was up 1.5 pounds this morning.

My arthritis is acting up, too.

Not surprising, since I blew my DD on Friday & went crazy on my UD on Saturday... Okay, live and learn.

I'm glad I got back on track yesterday, & I'm glad the damage was only 1.5 pounds.

UD today.
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No loss after my DD but tomorrow is another day! Sounds like others are having their own issues as well. I guess the fluctuations are very normal. Will post end of week.
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Yesterday was a week and no loss. I'm trying to hold out for 2 weeks, and the DDs are definitely getting easier.
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I've fallen off the JUDDD wagon...I've gained some water weight...still staying pretty low carb but can't seem to complete one DD this week...

One good habit (I think it's good, anyway) that I've kept is that I'm not eating breakfast. I used to eat 3-4 eggs with sausage for breakfast and be starving by 11:30. Now I just have a big cup of raspberry tea in the morning and I'm less hungry by lunchtime... weird...

Not sure if I'll keep attempting the super low-cal DD. I might do a 1000 calorie DD with a 1500 UD, which I know is not JUDDD but might work for me...
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I became very uneasy and agitated on my third UD. I wasn't rolling in the carbs, but I definitely ate more carbs than I had on Atkins. Sunday was awful for me. I just felt so uncomfortable and didn't want to eat anything because I fear the reaction from my body. And I put on so much water! Standing at the fridge, low carb food seemed boring and higher carb food seemed like asking for punishment. I think my thyroid issues are at play, so I am withdrawing until I can get treatment for it (next week).

And I will read the book in the interim!
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:35 PM   #101
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Just stopped in to say hi. still doing juddd.
I have not lost any.
but I havent gained any either.
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This morning, after DD on Sunday, UD on Monday, and DD yesterday, I had lost the 1.5 pounds I put on last week, when I had two days off my plan. I follow JUDDD as written in the book and I avoid pro-inflammatory foods.

I appreciate how quickly this has corrected.

Also, I had only minimal arthritis pain for a day or so, and now I'm pain-free again. That means a lot to me, as well as the weight loss.

I love JUDDD! My DD are easy now, after more than 4 weeks, and I feel relaxed on my UDs as well. No need to binge, there will be another UD soon. And the DD are peaceful. I enjoy the light feeling during the day, and having one healthy meal at night.

Hang in there, everyone!
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:12 AM   #103
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One of the best things about JUDDD is how "forgiving" it is. When I just did generic low carb, I would not only gain if I ate carbs on vacation--or just too many calories--but the weight would take forever to be 'released.'

With JUDDD, I've found that a couple of DDs takes care of any 'indulgences.' I still eat low carb, but I find that I tolerate any carbs I happen to indulge in much better on JUDDD.
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Popping in to say hi! I am thinking about coming back to JUDD for a little while - maybe forever

I have hit a plateua and I am thinking it may be that I have been keeping calories too low with no variations in my way of eating..... so I am gonna shake things up a bit.

I bought my EAS shakes a couple of days ago and have my egg whites in hand.

Yesterday was my first DD, but my calories went a little above 500. So....I am gonna play around for a week with this and see what the scale says as of next Wednesday. I will be in and out of this board as I also frequent the Stillmans board frequently.

It's good to see some of you are still here from when I did JUDD in 2009
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Good to see you here, Leo!

Yes, our bodies seem to thrive on JUDDD. Very low calorie days are the equivalent of fasting days, according to Dr. J - and fasting seems to be very good for us.

From what I've read (especially in the Fast-5 book, which is a free download from their website), when we eat our bodies release seveal different hormones into the bloodstream, including insulin, glucagon, leptin, grellin, & others. These hormones interact with each other, help regulate bood glucose, and also have various effects on our bodies, and they continue to have an impact on our physiology until the blood levels go back down to resting levels. Then the whole thing starts over again the next time we eat.

It's stressful for our bodies to go through all of this several times a day, and it's even more extreme when we eat refined and/or processed foods. Fasting (or eating very low-calorie) gives us a break from these hormonal ups-and-downs, and apparently that's really good for our bodies.

DD for me today. I'm glad to be giving my body this chance to rest.

Have a good day, everyone.
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dd for me to. I started my seven days off from work. what a relief. I am going to do juddd the true way. from wake to sleep.

dds are easy for me. but I got to tweak these up days. I think I must be getting to many calories. so I guess I am going to start counting calories on uds as well.
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From what I've read (especially in the Fast-5 book, which is a free download from their website), when we eat our bodies release seveal different hormones into the bloodstream,
Very interesting... I guess that would explain why, after several hours of feeling hungry, the hunger goes away, despite my not eating... and why I'm less hungry at lunchtime on days when I don't eat breakfast...
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That info on from the Fast 5 book is familiar to me from the Primal boards. Most of the primal eaters are into IF, and I know I'd do better if I only ate once a day on DDs to have a longer period without food--but I'm too weak! Anytime that I feel that I can't eat for long periods, I get hungry!

In the past, I've found that when I ate only before noon on DDs (I'm a morning eater) and really wasn't hungry later on, I lost better. I probably should return to that system. I could never skip breakfast because I'm a morning eater, but I can easily stop by noon.

Welcome back ms girl- A lot of people report that calorie cycling is great for breaking a plateau. You don't even have to change the amount you eat, just vary it from day to day. I hope it works for you.

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I was thinking about making today a medium day.instead of ud.
I want tomorrow to be ud my grandaughter is coming tomorrow
and wants to make cookies. I am sure I will want to help her eat
at least one. Or would it be better to stay under 500 calories.
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If you had a DD yesterday, then do a MD today. I often put in a MD when I have to plan an UD for a special occasion. Dr. J refers to the MD for this purpose because it's important not to do consecutive DDs. If you can't manage a MD, it's better to do two UDs than two DDs--again, according to Dr. J.
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thanks Leo thats what I thought. about how many calories do you think. on dds I do 500 or less. and on ups around 2000. so you think about 1000 or less.
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You don't even have to change the amount you eat, just vary it from day to day. I hope it works for you.
That's exactly what I am doing this week.

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Old 10-22-2010, 04:18 PM   #113
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Leo!!!

I am super busy this week but doing fantastic. Hubby and I had date night last night and it was awesome...Appetizers to dessert and then a DD today. I went shopping for a great outfit and I am in the same size I was 10pounds lighter. I am very comfortable at this weight.

I have been looking into the Eat stop Eat plan. It seems intersting but I have not bought the e book just yet. I did sign up and have gotten some great e-mails from the site about fasting.

I just do not think I could handle a MD. My DD keep my DD really low in calorie. It just seems to work better for me. I do not set out in the morning not to eat till bedtime but if I am able I try and wait till then and then eat a snack before bed. I do not like to sleep with nawing hunger.
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JUDDD has not worked for me after 2 weeks, I haven't lost a pound, and it makes me pretty crazy. Nice meeting y'all and best of luck in your future endeavors!
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You seem to be averaging about 1250 cal (500+2000 div. by 2), so that's what I'd suggest for a MD. I certainly wouldn't go below 1000.

Mandy- If you didn't lose for 2 weeks on this plan, you might want to examine why before trying another one. It's unusual not to lose anything, and you may have a medical issue that has to be addressed.

JKat- Someone else here went on to EatstopEat and liked it very much. I'm not familiar with it, but it seems to be a form of IF, and a lot of people on the Primal board swear by IF.

Kel- I hope calorie cycling works for you. Most people that have tried it (that I've read from the boards) find it works really well for them.
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EatstopEat from what I have read so far is where you fast completly for 24hours twice a day. I have to say that I go 24hours now without eating and then have a snack before bed. I do not do it all the time but its a pattern I sorta got into. I would rather not eat on my fast days. It does not seem to bother me except for just before bed. I need to something to settle down to go to sleep. (weird!!) I am very interested in it and think I am going to get the e-book.

I do know that fasting/DD has really helped me maintain my weight and lifted the guilt of eating out of the equation. I am also not as obssessed with everything that goes into my mouth which for me gives me freedom. However sometimes I take that freedom to far and need to pull back a bit.

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I am new to this and have a question...

Two days ago I had a very successful Down Day at 500 calories, and yesterday was my first Up Day.

I work out in the field some days and take my food with me, but didn't have time to eat anything other than two hard boiled eggs. I did receive two bottles of that cold sweetened Mocha coffee from one of the workers, and drank them both over the day, and they were 200 calories each! so there was another 400 calories.

I ate a nice BIG hand full of salted cashews when I got home, probably 1/2 cup or so.. so maybe 300 calories?

I wanted liver & onions for supper, so we went to our local little cafe. I only ate about a quarter of what was served of the liver! The meal started with a cup of veggie/beef soup and a lettuce salad with blue cheese dressing and lots of croutons. After I'd eaten the soup and salad, I was already full.

I don't think I had remotely the calories I was supposed to have on an Up Day, but I was full.

So... is this how you are supposed to feel after a DD? Or was I just really tired from a hard day at work.

And what happens if you can't eat the calories you're supposed to on an UD? Does this harm you in any way, damage metabolism overall. I know I didn't get the nutrients for the day that I should have, although I was over in several areas.
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Hi Juddders. Its been quiet this weekend.

Leo, I have been working the midnight shift. I work 7 nights, then off 7nights. My
hours are midnight til 10am. how would you handle uds verses dds. from wake to
sleep or midnight to midnight.

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Hi everyone,

Do you have room for one more? I'm going to start doing this WOE starting tomorrow. I think I'll try it for two weeks, see how it's going, and decide from there whether to continue or not. Do you think, from your experience, that two weeks is enough time to see if this plan works for me?

I can't buy the book right now, but looked over the web site and I have a question. The site says my DD calories should be 589 (at 25% wt loss & moderate exercise), and "normal calories" are 2356. That seems really high to me. Is this supposed to be the number of calories I eat on up days?

I haven't had time to go through all the previous threads yet (I'll try and start those tomorrow too), so any helpful tips for getting through the first few DDs and having the best results would be appreciated. I would also love to read about any success you've had so far and how long it took you to achieve.

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Do you have room for one more? I'm going to start doing this WOE starting tomorrow. I think I'll try it for two weeks, see how it's going, and decide from there whether to continue or not. Do you think, from your experience, that two weeks is enough time to see if this plan works for me?

I can't buy the book right now, but looked over the web site and I have a question. The site says my DD calories should be 589 (at 25% wt loss & moderate exercise), and "normal calories" are 2356. That seems really high to me. Is this supposed to be the number of calories I eat on up days?

I haven't had time to go through all the previous threads yet (I'll try and start those tomorrow too), so any helpful tips for getting through the first few DDs and having the best results would be appreciated. I would also love to read about any success you've had so far and how long it took you to achieve.

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NewSize! Of course we have room for more!

Dr. J suggests that you begin with 2 weeks of DDs under 500 calories. You can read about this "induction" stage on the website. Some people use packaged shakes & meal replacements to be sure that their calories stay under 500; I did it eating whole foods and measuring portions carefully.

He also suggests that you not count calories on UDs, unless you need to break a plateau or something. The UDs are intended to be relaxed, so that this way of eating is sustainable without stress.

On UDs, Dr. J suggests that you eat what you want, when you want, without intentionally overeating... and that you make healthy food choices.

Different people on this board approach UDs differently. If you read this thread and the other JUDDD thread, going back a month or two, you'll see what different people are doing.

There's lots of information on the website, including a page on DDs, a page on UDs, etc.

I love this way of eating. I enjoy the DDs, where I don't think about food all day, just drink water & tea, and then have one meal I enjoy at night (I plan the meal in advance & post my menu on the DDs Menus thread). I feel light and at peace with food during the day.

UDs have been harder for me, sometimes turning into up-up-and-away days, but as the weeks go by I find I am relaxing more on UDs, too. There's no reason to overeat, since I'll have another UD soon.

Good luck getting started!
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