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Old 11-03-2011, 05:49 PM   #1
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About to Start JUDDD, need some last minute tips.

I'm about to plan out my grocery list for the next month and If I'm going to start JUDDD I want to make sure I really understand.

I'll be coming straight from a LC life, can I dive right into low cal/high cal and stop counting carbs? Or do I need to still keep track of them? Do I start the diet on a DD? Does anyone have any tips or advice for somebody whose been LC for the past year?

I'm just really nervous about switching to this new diet because I've worked so hard to lose what Ive lost so far and don't want to gain it all back because JUDDD sounds so amazing lol.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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I'm about to plan out my grocery list for the next month and If I'm going to start JUDDD I want to make sure I really understand.

I'll be coming straight from a LC life, can I dive right into low cal/high cal and stop counting carbs? Or do I need to still keep track of them? Do I start the diet on a DD? Does anyone have any tips or advice for somebody whose been LC for the past year?

I'm just really nervous about switching to this new diet because I've worked so hard to lose what Ive lost so far and don't want to gain it all back because JUDDD sounds so amazing lol.
and I hope you are going to JUDDD as much as I do!!

Whether you keep to LC is up to you. Lots do it, lots don't. JUDDD is not about carbs or what food we can or can not have, it's about keeping to our calorie ceiling on both our UDs and DDs so that JUDDD can work it's Magic!! You should keep track of calories but keeping track of carbs is again, up to you.

I always suggest starting JUDDD with an UD just to get the food you will need to carry you over your first DD. Some have done it this way, some haven't, and again this is up to you. And I also would like you to understand that if you have been LCing and you start to add back carbs you probably will see a little jump up in the scale before you start to see the pounds start to melt off. It has something to do with water weight from your fat cell stores, but I'm not all that informed on this and I'm sure someone will tell you better about it. The water weight comes off, in no time, so don't be .

Good luck and looking forward to watching your JUDDD journey!
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #3
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I'm about to plan out my grocery list for the next month and If I'm going to start JUDDD I want to make sure I really understand.

I'll be coming straight from a LC life, can I dive right into low cal/high cal and stop counting carbs? Or do I need to still keep track of them? Do I start the diet on a DD? Does anyone have any tips or advice for somebody whose been LC for the past year?

I'm just really nervous about switching to this new diet because I've worked so hard to lose what Ive lost so far and don't want to gain it all back because JUDDD sounds so amazing lol.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:31 PM   #4
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I'm about to plan out my grocery list for the next month and If I'm going to start JUDDD I want to make sure I really understand.

1. I'll be coming straight from a LC life, can I dive right into low cal/high cal and stop counting carbs? Or do I need to still keep track of them?

2. Do I start the diet on a DD?

3. Does anyone have any tips or advice for somebody whose been LC for the past year?


I'm just really nervous about switching to this new diet because I've worked so hard to lose what Ive lost so far and don't want to gain it all back because JUDDD sounds so amazing lol.
I can understand your nervousness about stepping out from a plan that has been successful for you thus far. There is, however, no reason why JUDDD *in and of itself* will cause you any problems that you are not having at this time. As you well know, your choices in food are what help or hinder your weight loss. Almost always, if somebody gains any weight after switching to JUDDD, it's because they also felt free to increase their carbs more than they had been eating on their low carb plan!

I want you to understand that JUDDD doesn't have anything whatsoever to do with your food choices or at what level of carbs you want to include in your days. JUDDD is only interested in your calories. You could eat a diet of Twinkies or of 100% beefsteak, and it doesn't matter to JUDDD. JUDDD is only about the calories. And cycling those calories between high and low days.

In answer to your questions:

1. You may want to keep tracking your carbs to begin with, but it isn't necessary to do JUDDD, so that will be entirely your choice. I don't pay any attention to my carbs at all. Others are still very careful to eat quite low carb. So lots of us here, eating at all different carb levels. Whether you continue to count your carbs will be entirely up to you.

2. I really advise you to start your diet on an Up Day. If you get a good UD under your belt, that will fuel you and help sustain you for a good low calorie Down Day. You may not have any difficulty with them right from the start, but many of us do, so that little boost from a good Up Day can sometimes give us a little edge for the next DD.

3. The only tip I have for anyone who has been doing low carb and then comes to JUDDD is to go very slowly when it comes to adding carbs back into their diet. When you first go low carb and stop eating all but a very few carbs per day, you lose many pounds of water weight. So guess what's going to pile back on if you include the carbs back into your diet. Now that won't be FAT, but it will show up on the scale, and sometimes that number on the scale is so important to people that they abhor even water weight, even when it isn't body fat. So if you're going to add more carbs into your diet (and most of us do) I just advise going a bit slowly about it at first.

Other than that, I think you will THRIVE on JUDDD. You can combine the foods that you feel best on, the foods you hope to be able to enjoy for the rest of your life, with continued weight loss if you want to lose a few more pounds, and easy maintenance is a real plus with JUDDD. Additionally, the health benefits of the alternate fasting & feasting cycle of eating can go a long ways in improving our health.

Welcome to JUDDD. I think you will LOVE it!
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm just so nervous lol!

I actually just stepped on the scale this morning to discover that my LC diet has ended it's stall. So now I Really don't know what to do lol. Do you think I couldtest JUDDD out for a week or would I have to give it longer? One of the reasons I am excited about it is that it's cheaper =).
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm just so nervous lol!

I actually just stepped on the scale this morning to discover that my LC diet has ended it's stall. So now I Really don't know what to do lol. Do you think I couldtest JUDDD out for a week or would I have to give it longer? One of the reasons I am excited about it is that it's cheaper =).
Hon, only you can weigh the pros and cons of your own situation and answer this.

One thing you could do is: Continue low carb on the JUDDD plan. If your stall has ended and your low carb food choices are helping your body shed weight, doing JUDDD will not cause any interference with that at all! You can do low carb on the JUDDD plan easily, and there are many here who do.

Then, as you become settled into JUDDD and have got into a comfortable zone of Up Day, Down Day, feast day, fasting day, you could gradually include a bit more carb into your diet of those choices that will be the money-saving ones for your grocery budget.
And if you don't want to include additional carbs in, you will still find that eating only 500 calories (or whatever) of food on Down Days usually means you just don't eat as much food over the course of a week, and that means fewer groceries going into your meals, fewer grocery dollars being needed at the store.
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