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Old 04-03-2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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Thinking of JUDDD, need advice!

Hi everyone, I've been on Atkins since the end of January. My weight loss has been fairly steady (27 lbs gone), but I'm considering JUDDD because it seems like a more realistic WOE. My husband and I are both getting bored with Atkins. My question is, if I start with the JUDDD WOE, should I continue to restrict my carbs on UDs? Should I merge Phase 2 of Atkins (gradual increase carbs through veggies and other 'healthier' carbs) on the UDs in JUDDD? If I don't, and I eat considerably more healthy carbs on UDs (not fries and pies! :-)) should I expect a temporary plateau or weight gain as my body transitions? I've been at or below 20 net grams of carbs per day for so long, I'm afraid of gaining when I make the switch. Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #2
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That is completely and totally up to you if you want to keep restricting your carbs or not. You don't have to but you can. If you do add in carbs you will gain some water back. This is not you putting on weight in the sense that your body is rebelling or that you're stalling, but when you restrict carbs your body retains less water. Carbohydrate attaches to water so if you're eating 20 grams of carbs or 200 grams of carbs, there's a big difference in the amount of water that your body will hold on to. But that's considered lean body mass and is really unimportant other than the psychological issues when facing a rising number on the scale.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Want To Know LOTS About JUDDD?

And also search for threads about LC and JUDDD. You will find lots of good posts and info.

Hope to see you join our JUDDD family soon!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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to JUDDD!! Nice to have you!

I agree that it's up to you how you introduce carbs. Most people on here recommed that you start slowly if you've been on low carb for awhile because that initial water weight gain can freak people out. Either way, my opinion is that if you decide to do JUDDD, then make a commitment to stick with it for awhile. The scale bounces, but there are so many people on here that "would have given up" if they relied on the scale and then went on to drop 30 lbs after that. Let your body adjust to this WOE!

I can't wait to hear about your progress!
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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Thanks! My family is going on a cruise this Saturday Going to be surrounded by food. I think I will wait until I get home to begin JUDDD... either way it's going to be a jolt to my system as I'm sure not going to be able to resist some things. I look forward to joining the JUDDD family!
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I totally agree a cruise is probably not the most advantageous place to begin JUDDDing. Have a wonderful time and come to the dark side when you get back.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #7
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Thank you we are excited it's our first family trip (on a plane/ship)!!

I am curious, why is JUDDD referred to as "the dark side"??
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Because it's like we're the Evil Empire of weight loss. We tempt low-carbers with promises of cookies AND losing weight. We use our Jedi-like powers to lose weight despite eating all kinds of carbs and formerly forbidden foods.

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Enjoy your cruise, and then come home and start JUDDD. If you have carbs on the cruise (and really, how can you not?), you'll have the water weight regain already taken care of and you can just start your rotations eating how you want. Of course, for daily consumption, the healthy carbs are better to focus on, rather than lots of refined sugars/starches. But it's nice to be able to have the treats occasionally as well.

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Old 04-03-2012, 02:49 PM   #10
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Because it's like we're the Evil Empire of weight loss. We tempt low-carbers with promises of cookies AND losing weight. We use our Jedi-like powers to lose weight despite eating all kinds of carbs and formerly forbidden foods.

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Because it's like we're the Evil Empire of weight loss. We tempt low-carbers with promises of cookies AND losing weight. We use our Jedi-like powers to lose weight despite eating all kinds of carbs and formerly forbidden foods.

I LOVE THIS! I can see this fast becoming our JUDDD trademark!!!! :shake
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #12
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To the Dark Side, welcome, Cartersmommy! Here will we be when you return from your cruise. Eat what you want on juddd, you can. Allowed, carbs are. Complete food freedom on juddd, you have. With you, the sirtuins will be. Hmmmmmm.

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To the Dark Side, welcome, Cartersmommy! Here will we be when you return from your cruise. Eat what you want on juddd, you can. Allowed, carbs are. Complete food freedom on juddd, you have. With you, the sirtuins will be. Hmmmmmm.

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #14
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I just wanted to add another question on this if someone could answer? I am also thinking of trying JUDD but wondered what to do if I had family get togethers/dinners over the next month or so. The days just don't coincide with 1 up and 1 down based on when the dinners are. Did any of you experience this and how did you manage it when you first started?
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Because it's like we're the Evil Empire of weight loss. We tempt low-carbers with promises of cookies AND losing weight. We use our Jedi-like powers to lose weight despite eating all kinds of carbs and formerly forbidden foods.

I LOVE IT!

Who knew that upping my overall calorie level and allowing myself to eat whatever I want would push me through a weight loss "pause" and bring me to my lowest weight in years? Sometimes I wonder at what point my family is going to wonder what's going on as I'm losing weight and appear to eat a lot (well, at least in front of them!)
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:24 AM   #16
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I just wanted to add another question on this if someone could answer? I am also thinking of trying JUDD but wondered what to do if I had family get togethers/dinners over the next month or so. The days just don't coincide with 1 up and 1 down based on when the dinners are. Did any of you experience this and how did you manage it when you first started?
You can rearrange your schedule by adding a MD (Medium or Mid-Day) into the rotation. The recommended order would be DD, MD, UD then continue the DD/UD pattern thereafter. A MD is the average of your UD/DD calories, so add DD + UD and divide by 2.

It's not recommended to use these very often, especially within the first 2 weeks to a month, when you're building up SIRT1.
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I use MDs to rearrange my rotation if family/friend things pop up with some lead time. But I find MDs do slow my weight loss. So, at some family events that fall on DDs, I eat a salad and just-say-no.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:36 AM   #18
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I agree on the slow losses, I threw in 3 MD in the last 3 weeks and my losses slowed down quite a bit. On every MD, it was a surprise get together or dinner that I really had no more than a day's notice. The idea that I can do this, when something arises makes JUDDD so much more easy to stay with than previous WLP.
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