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Old 07-08-2011, 08:00 AM   #31
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I really want the Calorie calculator. Does anyone have a formula for it??
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I was trying to look up information on this diet but the website is not working. Does anyone have a link??
Hi, Ceecee! The website was taken down a few weeks ago and hasn't been replaced at this time. Word is that they are working on a new one, but.. who knows?

We have pretty much all the information about this plan here in our very first post of this thread, so you can go back to post #1 to read through that first post to get the gist of it all. Hardly any rules at all to this eating plan, other than finding out how many calories per day you need to maintain your current weight.. then eat that amount every other day and eat only about a quarter or a third of that amount on the alternate days. In other words, you're eating real calorie restriction one day, and not on a diet at all on the following day!

What foods you decide to include in your diet is up to you entirely, so if you want to be a low carb devotee, you can eat your low carb foods on this plan. If you want to be a vegetarian, or even a vegan, you can eat that way easily on this plan. If you want to include fruits and grain products, you can on JUDDD. It allows you to make your diet be of whatever foods you most enjoy and do best on. Nothing is off limits. Nothing is a no-no. Nothing is forbidden. There are no foods that would be considered a 'cheat'... the only way you cheat on this diet is not following your daily calorie goals close enough, and there is an awful lot of leeway for you there too, and it will still work!

If you read through our first page and still have questions, please feel free to ask anything you want. We welcome you here and will be so happy to answer any questions. This is a really easy diet to do for weight loss and a wonderful diet to do for maintenance. Just a real easy way to eat forever while you lose weight or maintain your weight and still get to enjoy the special meals, feasts, celebrations, and happy times that include food forever. (I'm not one who is very happy without some pecan pie at Thanksgiving or Christmas cookies and candy in December! LOL So I love JUDDD because I'm old and spoiled!)
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I really want the Calorie calculator. Does anyone have a formula for it??
If you go to the freedieting site, you can figure your calories for your daily needs there.

Calorie Calculator - Daily Caloric Needs

There are other sites too, where you can calculate how much you should eat to maintain your current weight. Then from that figure, you can calculate how much to eat to lose weight.

It is usually suggested that when folks who are overweight fill in the calculator info, they choose the activity level that is low or sedentary, because our metabolisms obviously run a bit on the slow side if we're overweight or obese to begin with.

You can always increase your Up Day calories if you are losing weight at too fast a rate, but sad to have the calculator tell us that we can have some high number of calories, only to find out that it has over-calculated for us because we told it we were real active and got enough exercise.
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Ceecee, one thing I was going to mention to you about JUDDD is this: Many of us find that if we cut back on our calories every day, like we do in 'normal' dieting, very often our body tends to slow down our metabolism to try to conserve our fat and use less, so while we may lose weight, we are also making our metabolism run slower too, and it may or may not return to its previous speed when we stop dieting. But many of us have already hurt or damaged our metabolisms by past dieting attempts anyway. So holding calories down every single day might cause us more damage then benefit!

On JUDDD, we eat every other day at completely normal calories, a full big day of not dieting at all, and our bodies never think we're in a famine and slow down.
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Hey, Penguin - thanks for the info on gluc powder dulling flavors. I decided to try another breakfast shake today, and I kept it really simple. A cup of unflavored almond milk, a scoop of vanilla flavored whey protein isolate, a tbsp. of DaVinci vanilla syrup, an extra tsp. of vanilla extract, an extra couple drops of liquid Splenda, 1/4 cup of egg whites, 1/2 tsp. of gluc and a half dozen ice cubes. The additional vanilla extract and Splenda gave it the extra flavor it needed due to the gluc. Tasty and filling! I could get used to these breakfast shakes!
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When you get back home, let us know how your DH's "diet" is going, SoHappy!

My DH's diet is fine...he continues to eat everything I make for myself, as well as the stuff I make for him. I think he lost five pounds.

Edited to add: My DH is not trying to lose weight. He's slim and fit. But he always loses weight when I am on a diet.
Getting caught up here... and LOLed when I read this question because, it's going fine, even though he is doing very little true *dieting*, which I find irritating beyond explanation!

He's lost 5 pounds and mostly by eating ice cream every other night, rather than every night. Well, almost that bad, but you get the picture. He has a single bologna and cheese sandwich instead of two. I don't make this very hard for him so that he will live with it, and he'll lose fairly steadily without hardly feeling like he's on a diet at all. He's all excited and wants to lose 9 more pounds by September 1st.. and did I think that would be possible? I told him he might have to cut back on the potatoes and corn and breads and cereals and sweets. And, truthfully, that's all it will take for him. He won't have to cut these things out at all, just cut down on them a bit. His problem was only that he'd got in the habit of eating and snacking too much and too often. He'll still be able to eat whatever he wants, just not quite so MUCH of it. Example: before I even woke up this morning, he'd got up and fixed his breakfast. Oatmeal with maple and brown sugar, milk and a little half & half too. But not a BIG bowl. LOL And that is all it will take for him. I guess our DHs are pretty lucky with metabolisms that still work pretty darned well. My DH is 77 years old and still doing well, active and strong and muscular. Just got in the habit of eating too much, too often. I think retirement sometimes makes eating too convenient and snacking too mindless.
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SoHappy- Thank you so much!!! I am going to give JUDDD a try along with my low carb and see how it works. I will try and keep my calories up to that amount in one day. So on the DD, you only consume 500 or less correct??
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SoHappy- Thank you so much!!! I am going to give JUDDD a try along with my low carb and see how it works. I will try and keep my calories up to that amount in one day. So on the DD, you only consume 500 or less correct??
LOL! Well..... some folks keep their calories even lower than 500. And 500 calories is my goal for Down Days. But, I sometimes (well, somewhat often) exceed that by a bit, so sometimes 600 cals or even 700.

Obviously, the lower your Down Day is, the fewer calories will be there to add with your Up Day calories, so the two days combined will *average out* to be fewer calories, and that's most usually a help in faster weight loss.

But it's every bit as important NOT to go overboard on your Up Days as it is to keep low on your Down Days. And some folks decide they can't stick to this plan just because they can't keep control of themselves on their Up Days. You can still experience the weight loss even if your Down Days aren't always as low as 500 calories, but that will all be quickly undone if you go over on your Up Days very often!

I'm not as rigid on JUDDD as some folks like to be, but we all get to do it as it suits us. So while many like to eat low carb and do their JUDDD plan using those foods, I often include breads and cereals and sweet desserts on my Up Days, and occasionally even on my DDs too. The CALORIES are the focus, and there is no mention made of the foods. Those are entirely up to you. In general, I eat at a moderate carb level, and that seems to work the best for me as to both weight management and enjoyment of my foods and meals.

I try to do almost anything not to go over, or very far over, or over very often, on my Up Days, and I also try to stick pretty close to my Down Day calorie goal, because this plan is about the only thing I've ever found that lets me have EVERYTHING all wrapped up in one bundle. I get to enjoy the success of weight loss and only have to be on a diet every other day. The other days I get to eat like I want to. I get to eat whatever I want to without having certain foods or groups of foods that are off limits to me, which I've hated every time I've been on a diet, because there always seems to be foods that are forbidden.

And JUDDD allows for you to arrange your UD-DD schedule so that every birthday, every family gathering, every *going out to dinner with friends*, every festival, every Holiday, every feast, etc. can always fall on an UP DAY!!!!! Yay! How great is that? It's probably pretty apparent that I can't begin to tell you how much I love this way of eating and weight management.
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SoHappy- Thank you so much!!! I am going to give JUDDD a try along with my low carb and see how it works. I will try and keep my calories up to that amount in one day. So on the DD, you only consume 500 or less correct??
I don't know what your calorie needs were shown to be for a day, but it isn't always necessary to try to eat UP to that amount. It's just important to try not to eat OVER that amount! So if you aren't hungry enough to eat the number of calories you were given for your Up Days, don't worry about it at all. You'll probably just lose weight a little bit faster.

You just don't want your Up Days to be so low in calories after an already low Down Day, that your metabolism begins to slow itself to compensate. (But that rarely happens with us on this plan as appetite seems to normalize, so that even when you eat very little on one day, your appetite is still about normal on the next day.. not ravenous but not deadened either.)
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Food Porn - PHOTOS

This is my 145 calorie supper.. A huge plate of vegetable stir-fry with broccoli, carrots, onion, green pepper and red pepper, celery, and mushrooms, with seaweed yam cake and General Tso's sauce, which I made sweet and spicy hot. OMG! It was so good! The 145 calories includes the sauce.

The raw ingredients filled two plates and a bowl for the konnyaki. All together, it filled my BIG skillet, and also filled my big plate. Had 0 calorie mango-tropical beverage to drink.
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Mmmmm, that looks tasty, SoHappy! Tomorrow is a down day for me, and I'm thinking a nice stir fry dinner would be perfect. Of course, I'm using the frozen stir fry blend, so it won't look that nice.
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Wow, that looks good SoHappy! I am loving my oriental foods on down days. That yam blob looks...interesting.

My DH is the same - he is 66 and can outwork, out-exercise, out-do any young guy I know. I am 9 years young than him, which is a good thing, because I don't know how I could keep up with him otherwise.

I did get all but two pounds of the holiday gain off, and then yesterday we went out to dinner and I could just feel the salt in the meal holding on to every water molecule in my body! Back up again today, sigh, but at least I am very sure it's water retention. I think I must need to drink more, since I don't usually have a water rentention problem, but with all the heat lately I am probably underhydrated.
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Oh - I meant to ask, is your General Tso's sauce recipe posted somewhere? I don't typically like sweet foods except with oriental dishes, and would like to give this one a try.
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Here is the recipe for General Tso's Sauce. This version is an adaptation that works for Down Days and comes in at *approximately* 15 or 16 calories per 1/4 cup of sauce.

1-1/2 cups canned chicken broth
3/4 cup Walden Farms' Calorie Free Pancake Syrup
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup wine
1-1/2 tsp grated ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp. glucomannan powder, to thicken

That's the basic recipe.
(optional addition: Asian chili paste or oil to taste, if you like it hot & spicy)

That's basically it. You can choose low sodium broth and soy sauce if you are sensitive to salt, but I use the regular stuff.

The s/f pancake syrup is instead of the normal 3/4 cup of brown sugar (yum!) which makes it lose just a bit but this is, of course, low carb and low calorie.

I've never used an Asian rice vinegar, but expect it would be good. I always just use plain white vinegar.

I use wine in this recipe, usually a rose' wine of some sort, but you could just as easily substitute that out for water.

The grated ginger and minced garlic amounts can be adjusted up or down. I sometimes add in more garlic.

The basic sauce recipe is a pretty good one, before you add in any chili hot paste. But I also love my Asian sweet sauces to be hot and spicy, so I add in a bit of jarred Asian chili paste or oil. To taste. I like to feel a bit of heat, but not blast my skullcap off, so sweet and spicy without being deadly. LOL

The only thing that is missing to the flavor is a lot of brown sugar, but it's pretty good this way, and at such a low calorie count, it's a magnificent recipe. I love it as a dip sauce for chunks of cold chicken, pork, beef, shrimp too.
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I'm definitely going to make that, SoHappy - need to get some of the Waldens though. I will probably like it just fine since as I mentioned I don't particularly care for "sweet" food, so less sweet is good for me! I'm sure I'll like a lil chili paste in it too.

I tried French's Dijon mustard today and did not like it at all. I do like mustard and have a variety of different ones on hand from mild to very spicy, and like them all. This one is knock-your-socks-off HOT but not Dijony-tasting at all, just very harsh. This is a new product in our area, and with a great coupon ended up getting the bottle for almost free, and it's still not worth it.

Oh - and I spotted a different, even lower-cal hot chocolate than the Diet Swiss Miss! It's Nestle's Fat Free and only 20 calories per pouch. I still have a box of the DSM but will give the Nestle a try when I need to buy some more.
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I'm definitely going to make that, SoHappy - need to get some of the Waldens though. I will probably like it just fine since as I mentioned I don't particularly care for "sweet" food, so less sweet is good for me! I'm sure I'll like a lil chili paste in it too.

I tried French's Dijon mustard today and did not like it at all. I do like mustard and have a variety of different ones on hand from mild to very spicy, and like them all. This one is knock-your-socks-off HOT but not Dijony-tasting at all, just very harsh. This is a new product in our area, and with a great coupon ended up getting the bottle for almost free, and it's still not worth it.

Oh - and I spotted a different, even lower-cal hot chocolate than the Diet Swiss Miss! It's Nestle's Fat Free and only 20 calories per pouch. I still have a box of the DSM but will give the Nestle a try when I need to buy some more.
Hope you like the sauce. You can always experiment with it, of course.

Now I'll go out and try to find the Nestle's hot chocolate stuff. But I'm also going to try to make some hot cocoa just by stirring Hershey's sugar free chocolate sauce into hot unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I have a feeling that might be pretty tasty. Higher in the calories though.

As to the French's dijon.. maybe you can use it in cooking in some manner, where the other ingredients will cover up some of the harshness of this product. Or toss it, since it was so cheap. LOL
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Good Morning, JUDDD Followers. A bright and hot July Sunday, and the start of another week. Let's make it a good one!

This past week I've done a very, very poor job of JUDDD as well as my food choices in general. I'd start off wonderfully, and before the evening was over, I'd have gone overboard. Arrrgggghhhhh!

One of the things I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE about JUDDD is that I am able to have a little serving of ice cream if I'd like that, all figured into a calorie count total for the day. And as long as I eat moderately and within appropriate portion measurements, I can eat anything I'd like to include, which is almost every food in the world! (Ice cream is only an example. LOL)

But, alas, this past week I've not paid attention, relapsed into an old eating pattern, which is too mindless, and UGH... I'm not only not down in weight, I'm up some.

I want to be able to eat some of everything, and I know I can enjoy that and remain slim only if I practice portion control. And for me, that means planning and measuring and counting the calories of what I eat. That single little action of being in control allows me to experience foods and meals without restrictions as to what I can eat and what I mustn't, what foods I must limit myself to in the face of the vast banquet the world has to offer.

So! This week I'll be in tight control again. LOL It's so easy to simply do it. Last week DDs seemed to morph into MDs, and UDs seemed to soar into Up, Up and Away days. NO MORE! Phew! Back in control as of this morning.

Hope this past week has been more successful for all of you who read here and who post here.
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Awww, SoHappy - I'm commisserating with you! I'm sure a lot of it comes from missing your DD & GD too. I know you have yourself well in hand now, though.

I've been very good since the holiday picnics, but still am a couple of pounds up from my posted low. I'm definitely not as active as usual in this heat, and since I don't do any regimented exercise I've been very lazy, so that is probably part of it.

I'm hoping I can get back to my low by Friday, because Saturday I leave for a week in Virginia Beach. I am probably going by myself which will make it very easy for me to stick to a plan. I know I will definitely do more walking there. Walking is pretty painful for me, so I tend to avoid it but can't resist walking on the beach!

UD for me today. So far I've had a very yummy chocolate protein shake that is more like ice cream than a shake, and some fresh raspberries and a peach. It's too hot to cook, so we'll probably go out to dinner later.
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Awww, SoHappy - I'm commisserating with you! I'm sure a lot of it comes from missing your DD & GD too. I know you have yourself well in hand now, though.

I've been very good since the holiday picnics, but still am a couple of pounds up from my posted low. I'm definitely not as active as usual in this heat, and since I don't do any regimented exercise I've been very lazy, so that is probably part of it.

I'm hoping I can get back to my low by Friday, because Saturday I leave for a week in Virginia Beach. I am probably going by myself which will make it very easy for me to stick to a plan. I know I will definitely do more walking there. Walking is pretty painful for me, so I tend to avoid it but can't resist walking on the beach!

UD for me today. So far I've had a very yummy chocolate protein shake that is more like ice cream than a shake, and some fresh raspberries and a peach. It's too hot to cook, so we'll probably go out to dinner later.
Your UD foods sound so yummy and refreshing and *summery*. Perfect for this heat.

I envy you the vacation to Virginia Beach. That sounds like such a good thing to do when the weather is hot, and walking along the beach is relaxing. You can take it at your own pace, and fun to look for stuff ahead of you in the sand. I always look for sea glass/beach glass and shells and interesting twisted worn pieces of driftwood. But maybe the Virginia Beach area isn't the kind that gets that kind of stuff brought in with the waves. ?

I expect you're going to have your weight down by the end of the week. And I will too. One thing I notice, however, is more fluid retention during the very hot & humid periods, and I wonder if maybe I don't drink as much water those days as I should. I guess I don't make a conscious effort to increase my fluid consumption. I'll drink more water this week and see if that helps my body actually not retain as much fluid.

Have a great day!
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I've only been to Virginia Beach once, and it was about 40 years ago! So it will be all new to me. I've never found sea glass - never even heard of it until a couple of years ago. I imagine the beach will be really crowded so it will be early a.m. or late walks for me.

I think you are right about the fluid retention, too. I seem to be drinking and drinking and drinking but not visiting the bathroom as much. We ended up going to KFC of all places for dinner, and I had two pieces of the oven roasted chicken, coleslaw and diet pepsi, and about 1/4 of my biscuit. All of it seemed pretty salty but it was also surprisingly tasty! I am going to check out their website to see if I can figure out the calories.

I tried looking for the Walden's syrup at SuperK, but they only had dressings and barbecue sauce, and then I remembered I have some SF Log Cabin - it does have some calories but I'm eager to try the sauce, and I can just calculate the calories into my day tomorrow.
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So Happy, I hate to have a laugh at your expense, but I couldn't help but laugh at the Up, Up and Away Day. Too funny!

Today is an up day for me. I'm finding that my up days always seem to fall on days when I'm out and about doing something that prevents me from eating what/when I'd like to, so I end up with not as many calories as I want and going into a down day without all that up day satisfaction. Today, for example, I had to pick up one of the DDs from cheer camp (a 4+ hour excursion) over lunchtime, so I ended up eating my lunch (yummy crack slaw) at 4:30 after I got home and got her unloaded, which means I'm not going to be hungry at dinnertime. Why couldn't that happen on a down day? Of course, if I switch my UD/DD schedule around, my life will probably reverse itself so the same thing happens. It's a conspiracy, I think.

My down days have definitely been enhanced by the addition of protein shakes and oat fiber/gluc muffins, though. I have this forum to thank for those additions - before So Happy mentioned her almond milk I had never heard of it - now I'm drinking Almond Breeze in a protein shake most mornings!
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Hi, Mary! It sounds like everything is going wonderfully for you with JUDDD except for having some of your days seeming to collide with the hubbub and reality of your busy life. Do you incorporate any Medium Days so that you can get your alternating days extended out to make an impending Up Day fall on just the day you want it to occur on?

Glad you've been able to make use of almond milk in your shakes on Down Days too. When I finally discovered that stuff, a whole new low calorie world opened up to me! Yay! I love that stuff and all the things I can use if for that reduce my daily calories on DDs.


Just on a side note here..... my DD is going really well today. Glad to be back on track!
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Wow! I weigh 2-1/2 POUNDS less this morning than at yesterday morning's weigh-in. Glad to have got rid of some of that water weight.

And even when you're pretty darned sure that the weight gain is just retained water, it's nice to see the readout on the scale be back down again. I'm still 2 pounds above my lowest weight so far though, so still working to get down to that point, and then push it lower once again.

Today is an UD for me, and I plan to keep it very, very reasonable. Have chicken breast thawing to have with steamed broccoli. So far just coffee with half & half this morning.

I'll be checking back in later to see how you all are doing. Have a great day.
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Same here on those 2#, SoHappy - mine just will not go away! I'm hoping today's DD does the job. So far I've had about 3/4 of a chocolate muffin and some coffee, and for lunch I'm just going to eat cucumbers - can't seem to get enough of them right now. For dinner I'm going to make up a batch of your General Tso's sauce and do a stir fry.

I checked the calorie count for my KFC meal - yikes! The chicken was fine, but sheesh, 180 calories for coleslaw? 180 calories for that tiny little biscuit? (Fortunately I only ate a bit of it, wasn't a fan) If I had eaten the whole meal it would've been almost 600 calories - perfectly fine on a UD but not something I would choose to deliberately "spend" that many calories on, especially since I did not find it to be a particularly satisfying meal - more like a substantial snack.

I'm sorry I haven't been posting any DD food porn, but the truth is, I have settled into a safe and comfortable food rut for my DDs. I have my favorites and know the calorie counts and just tend to rotate among them - nothing new or excited right now.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:21 PM   #55
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Hi Everyone,

I am so happy I found this forum for JUDDD. I was doing Atkins and had lost and regained 10lbs over and over for the last year. I was searching the web for some other options and I came across the JUDDD diet and after lots of great reviews on Amazon for the book I decided to give it a go last week.

Well I can say I have gone overboard on my UD but am good not to exceed the 500 cal. on DD. So I just now did my calorie calculator which I should of done when I started. I was just estimating and basically just eating whatever I felt like but I know now I was overdoing it.

Anyhow I am going to start keeping track of my calories on my UD because and see what happens.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:33 PM   #56
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Welcome, fknight!!! Glad you found us, and I know you'll love this way of eating. It's not just that you can lose your excess weight on this way of eating, it's that you can do it by only being on a *diet* half the days. I certainly don't mind holding my cals down low one day, in exchange for being able to eat anything in the world on the next day. Being a calorie controlled eating plan, the only thing you have to do is find out how high your individual maintenance is for your Up Days, and not go over that. (Or very often... wink)

At first I thought that staying down at 500 calories on Down Days would be awfully hard to keep to, but I found out that it really isn't. I guess your tummy/brain just gets used to that. Occasionally I go over that somewhat too, and as long as I don't exceed that too often, and keep my UD calories within bounds, the weight comes off.

And best of all, there are no forbidden foods and lists of what is acceptable and what is considered a no-no. The only way you *cheat* on this plan is if you overeat, and since that's why I'm here in the first place... :blush:... that's a good thing for me to learn to control. I eat at a moderate carb level, but I enjoy a very large variety of foods that I previously didn't feel like I should eat. Many eat at a lower carb level on JUDDD than I do, but the beauty of JUDDD is it will work for you, no matter what carb level you choose to eat at.

We have another menu and recipe thread where we've listed those postings from last month, called *JUDDD: Down Day Menus and Recipes*... I bumped the thread up so you can read through it too. It also has some pics of various Down Day meals with calorie counts, etc., so may be helpful, and you can look for it here too.

Welcome aboard. I look forward to reading your posts and cheering you on as you melt away the extra weight right before our very eyes! Yay, JUDDD!
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Thanks SoHappy!

Thanks for your tips, I really appreciate them. I too will be on a moderate level with the carbs. I actually found that I prefer a lot more veggies than I ever thought. I think I will be eating a small salad before my lunch and dinner on my UD to get my fill so I don't overdo eating anything else.

I was going over the DD recipes and am going to give them a try. I already found some that I know will be great for me. Right now I am doing really good keeping with less than or right at 500 calories. I drink my coffee till noon'ish and I love doing consomme soup with hot sauce for the majority of the day.

I know it's only been a week but I'm optimistic! Thanks!
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SoHappy - congratulations on the 2.5 pounds!!!! That's awesome. I didn't get to weigh this morning because we had severe thunderstorms passing through and lost power (for the 3rd time in 3 weeks). By the time the lights came back on so that I could even see the scale the day was too far gone to get a meaningful scale reading. Could you explain to me what a medium day is?

Fknight, welcome! I've been doing Atkins for the past 3-1/2 months or so, but just started doing JUDDD a few weeks ago. I started it to try to break a stall (and I did!), but it's easy enough to do so I stuck with it and it's really working. I'm also sort of doing Atkins in that I stick to 30 net carbs or less on both my up days and down days. Obviously I can't eat as much fat as I typically would on Atkins on down days, but overall it seems to work. I suspect you're going to like JUDDD!

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Old 07-12-2011, 07:14 AM   #59
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Good Morning, Everyone!

I'm having a DD today, but also will be spending this day out at a new construction home, getting it ready for the Buyers to walk through, etc. before they close the deal, and two new rooms in the lower level to get cleaned up and ready too, so this will be a day of work rather than relaxation for me. LOL

So... that is my way of saying I'm going to eat over my 500 calorie limit by a little, but I'm doing all boneless/skinless chicken breast meat dipped in my General Tso's sauce, so sticking to protein today. Hope this will be enough to curb appetite while fueling me for my day ahead.

Our electricity went out for a blink early this a.m. sometime, just long enough to require all the clocks to be reset, etc. so I just leaped up and got ready to go without the usual morning weigh-in. So don't know what I'm starting the day at today, but just that scale weight is usually up some after a good Up Day like I had yesterday.. still some of my good eatin' in there. Not worrying about that. Just want this day to be a reasonable DD, and then I'll remember to weigh tomorrow morning after this day and see how I'm doing. Want to at least be the same if no loss.. just not be going the wrong way!

Here's to a good and moderate day of JUDDD for us all, whether we're on an UD or a DD in our rotation. Enjoy your food choices on the DDs, and revel in the foods you get to enjoy on your UDs, and be happy that we're learning how to eat in the decent portions that will get us slim and keep us slim forever in this world of fabulous food, knowing all the while that we can have some of all of it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:56 PM   #60
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Hey JUDDDers! It's been hectic lately so I haven't been online. Had a couple of good UDs and DDs but STILL can't scrape off the last pound from my holiday gain. Argh!

DD today, and I'm enjoying servings of "General Tso Happy's" stir fry sauce. I made it using 1/4 cup of SF Log Cabin instead of the 3/4 cup of Walden Farms - 20 cals versus 0, so not too bad. It was still plenty sweet for me - dunno if the Log Cabin is sweeter than Waldens or not.

We had a little break from the heat today - it's only around 80 degrees and humidity is down so it feels great.
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