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Old 02-09-2014, 09:49 AM   #1921
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The same but different...

Hi all, I am a long term LCer, but have been on a plateau for a long time now, and want to shake it up! My sister started The Every Other Day Diet (I read both books, and it seems like an exact copycat of JUDDD) on January first and has been having great success! I was skeptical, but after reading up on the concept, it makes sense, so I thought I would try that. I think one of the reasons for my plateau was not eating enough calories overall (my daily average has been about 900 for the last two months, and I have GAINED weight! Makes no sense.) so I'm really not concerned with the DDs, just with trying to eat enough on the UDs.

This forum has been very helpful already!

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Old 02-09-2014, 09:55 AM   #1922
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Welcome Laura! Hope you find the success you need with JUDDD! This forum has been so helpful for me this past week, hope it is for you too. Keep us updated!
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:29 AM   #1923
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Hi all, I am a long term LCer, but have been on a plateau for a long time now, and want to shake it up! My sister started The Every Other Day Diet (I read both books, and it seems like an exact copycat of JUDDD) on January first and has been having great success! I was skeptical, but after reading up on the concept, it makes sense, so I thought I would try that. I think one of the reasons for my plateau was not eating enough calories overall (my daily average has been about 900 for the last two months, and I have GAINED weight! Makes no sense.) so I'm really not concerned with the DDs, just with trying to eat enough on the UDs.

This forum has been very helpful already!

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! Enjoy your UDs it is what makes this WOE so sustainable.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:54 PM   #1924
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Thanks, I will certainly try to enjoy the UDs.... although they are actually what make me the most nervous! I don't think I have had a guilt-free day of eating what I want since I was about 8 years old. I was taught to ALWAYS count calories and ALWAYS eat the "right" foods. My mom put the pressure on, and then I took over for her when I became an adult. I really don't know if I can "just eat"... without stressing and obsessing about the calories/carbs. We'll see. I AM looking forward to my first DD tomorrow though!

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Old 02-10-2014, 02:18 PM   #1925
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LoCo77! It will take time, but I think once you see great results, and get used to the idea, you'll relax about eating. I have! And I never thought I'd have even close to a normal relationship with food. But it has happened.

Please do trust JUDDD, and do proper rotations, eating your UD calories. You won't be sorry!
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:02 AM   #1926
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Laura! Just relax into it. Have you read Dr. Johnson's revised bood, "The Alternate Day Diet?"

I can't recall if Krista Varady talks about the Sirt1 gene (sirtuin enzymes) or not. In a chapter called "the Rescue Gene" Dr. J does.

There are a lot of interesting articles on the Net about SIRs (Silent Information Regulators) and the important role they play in anti-aging, disease prevention, and weight loss.

What helps me stick to DDs religiously and really enjoy my UDs to the max is the thought that I'm working to build up those enzymes and keep them working for my benefit.

Also, after reading some threads here about the supplement Pterostilbene which is a sirtuin activator, I started taking 150 mgs per day and am convinced it is a big help and very beneficial for health in many ways.

Good luck! Enjoy JUDDDing and enjoy the JUDDD BUDDs. They are the best!
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Hello!

I'm giving JUDDD another try...committing to a full two weeks. I have a question for all of you...and I apologize if it has already been asked...didn't do a search. For those of you that exercise, do you eat back the calories burned by exercise? TIA!
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:33 AM   #1928
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Most of us don't eat back our exercise calories. Sometimes I'll eat a bit more protein calories when I've had a serious workout. But not always.
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Hello again

I have been JUDDing for past few weeks. It has been a slow downwards journey. My breathing is light and clear instead of heavy and tired. I am feeling wonderful and plan to keep doing JUDD. It works. I weighed in tonight at 202.5. I will be nice to see 1 derland
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:20 PM   #1930
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Oh yeah, so close to Onederland! It's really great to hear your breathing improves so much with JUDDD. I am constantly amazed at all the great health benefits it has to offer. Great to hear from you Chelly!
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I'm giving JUDDD another try...committing to a full two weeks. I have a question for all of you... For those of you that exercise, do you eat back the calories burned by exercise? TIA!
Joanne - as trial is a good idea to see whether or not JUDDD gels for you this time.

DD calories vs exercise is a good recent discussion that I'm linking because it has some excellent contributions from Yennie and others on this topic.
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:44 AM   #1932
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Joanne - as trial is a good idea to see whether or not JUDDD gels for you this time.

DD calories vs exercise is a good recent discussion that I'm linking because it has some excellent contributions from Yennie and others on this topic.

Thanks for that link, SS.
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Thanks from me, too, SS!
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I'm giving JUDDD another try...committing to a full two weeks. I have a question for all of you...and I apologize if it has already been asked...didn't do a search. For those of you that exercise, do you eat back the calories burned by exercise? TIA!
Joann! You got a good link from SS about the exercise calories. I never add any back, but I figure if I have a higher UD now and then my workouts help minimize the damage.

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I have been JUDDing for past few weeks. It has been a slow downwards journey. My breathing is light and clear instead of heavy and tired. I am feeling wonderful and plan to keep doing JUDD. It works. I weighed in tonight at 202.5. I will be nice to see 1 derland
I am so glad that JUDDD has been working for you and hearing (or, actually, not hearing your breathing) is AMAZING!!!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:55 PM   #1935
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Yay Chelly, Onderland it almost yours. Delighted that your breathing is easier.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:38 AM   #1936
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Umm, Hi!

So I do better on LC, and about 2-3 weeks ago I ventured into NK. Unfortunately, I also suffer from occasional binge eating. I had been doing so well, except that last week was really rough leading up to the TOM. I wanted fruit, but I knew it would knock me out of ketosis.

And for the past couple of weeks, despite sticking to things, I felt drained. And I miss being able to have the occasional glass of wine with my DH, and we like having a bit of 85% dark chocolate. I got tired of being paranoid about "will this knock me out of ketosis?" and inevitably the re-adjustment back into ketosis. And then Friday I just snapped.
I got jelly sweets, a cadbury's creme egg, and crisps. I ate two apples, something I've missed for a couple of weeks.
I tried to get back on the wagon on Saturday, but after being diligent all day, I caved and finished the junk food in the evening.

Bare in mind, I've been reading on JUDDD since mid-week last week. All your posts are so thorough and helpful.
So today I determined to have my first DD. I'm at 387 cals, which is closer to my 20% than the initial 500, but hey ho. It hasn't been absolutely horrible.

And I'm comforted that I can eat tomorrow. I plan to stick to most of what I have been eating, but if I want half a grapefruit, I think it'd be nice to have that. I'm looking forward to not beating myself up for going over my protein grams. I have some social stuff coming up this weekend as well - I know it'd be impossible to cope. But if I can have DD today, Tuesday, Thursday, and then again on next Sunday, I think that'd be ok.

Anyway, this is incredibly long, but this is my hello. I hope JUDDD works for me. I'm intrigued at how there are quite a few success stories here, and the posts about the JUDDD calm are quite nice too.
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I have been JUDDing for past few weeks. It has been a slow downwards journey. My breathing is light and clear instead of heavy and tired. I am feeling wonderful and plan to keep doing JUDD. It works. I weighed in tonight at 202.5. I will be nice to see 1 derland
Keep it up! I'm so proud of you and I can't wait for you to see Onederland.
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kwerp I hope you will love JUDDD. It is a wonderful way of eating, with LC or without. Look forward to getting to know you.
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So today I determined to have my first DD. I'm at 387 cals, which is closer to my 20% than the initial 500, but hey ho. It hasn't been absolutely horrible.

And I'm comforted that I can eat tomorrow. I plan to stick to most of what I have been eating, but if I want half a grapefruit, I think it'd be nice to have that. I'm looking forward to not beating myself up for going over my protein grams....

Anyway, this is incredibly long, but this is my hello.
back to you, Kwerp and at your idea of long (given my typical posts).

Your words bring to mind stephdray: Working with Present Reality and her piece: 1 Year on JUDDD which has one of my favourite descriptions of JUDDD:
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With JUDDD, I have enjoyed my life and improved my health at the same time. And in most ways, JUDDD has spoiled me for other diets. I would much rather keep experimenting with different things within the JUDDD framework than try a new plan--because it is the only diet I have ever found that works with me. It does not ask me to change who I am or what makes me happy, etc. It only asks me to wait until tomorrow. And that has more power than I can ever communicate to anyone.
Good luck with your trial of JUDDD. Speak up if you want to know anything
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Hi, everyone;
My name is Julie and I'm so excited/hopeful/scared to have found this thread. I'm really hoping this can be the answer I've been looking for! Ten years ago I easily lost 30 lbs. just low carbing. Over time it's come back (with a few friends) so I thought I'd just jump on the LC wagon again. Well...it's not working. I started last year and LC'd the entire year, being quite diligent, and lost maybe 10 pounds over several months. We had two of our daughters get married in the fall and in December I totally fell off the wagon and gained every bit of it back. Ugh!! After New Years I started again but nothing...nothing!...is happening. I have been feeling so hopeless and a little scared, not knowing what in the world I should do, and found this forum. I am SO hoping it will be just what my body needs to get moving in the right direction. I'm in perimenopause and am sure that's what has slowed everything down.
Well, that's my story and I'm so happy to be here, and excited to see what will happen. I hope to get to know you all!
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Today is my first UD. I'm keeping it LC, but relaxing some of the NK restrictions (more protein!). I think I'll start posting in the daily threads.
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Welcome Kwerp and Julie!!! I'm new to JUDDD, too... and I LOVE it! Hope you all do as well.

And if you have trouble with your DD's at first, I promise you it gets way easier. Embrace the hunger and soon you'll barely even notice it. And ALWAYS enjoy the UD's without guilt!!
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And for the past couple of weeks, despite sticking to things, I felt drained. And I miss being able to have the occasional glass of wine with my DH, and we like having a bit of 85% dark chocolate. I got tired of being paranoid about "will this knock me out of ketosis?" and inevitably the re-adjustment back into ketosis. And then Friday I just snapped.
I got jelly sweets, a cadbury's creme egg, and crisps. I ate two apples, something I've missed for a couple of weeks.
I tried to get back on the wagon on Saturday, but after being diligent all day, I caved and finished the junk food in the evening.

Bare in mind, I've been reading on JUDDD since mid-week last week. All your posts are so thorough and helpful.
So today I determined to have my first DD. I'm at 387 cals, which is closer to my 20% than the initial 500, but hey ho. It hasn't been absolutely horrible.

And I'm comforted that I can eat tomorrow. I plan to stick to most of what I have been eating, but if I want half a grapefruit, I think it'd be nice to have that. I'm looking forward to not beating myself up for going over my protein grams. I have some social stuff coming up this weekend as well - I know it'd be impossible to cope. But if I can have DD today, Tuesday, Thursday, and then again on next Sunday, I think that'd be ok.
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Hi, everyone;
My name is Julie and I'm so excited/hopeful/scared to have found this thread. I'm really hoping this can be the answer I've been looking for! Ten years ago I easily lost 30 lbs. just low carbing. Over time it's come back (with a few friends) so I thought I'd just jump on the LC wagon again. Well...it's not working. I started last year and LC'd the entire year, being quite diligent, and lost maybe 10 pounds over several months. We had two of our daughters get married in the fall and in December I totally fell off the wagon and gained every bit of it back. Ugh!! After New Years I started again but nothing...nothing!...is happening. I have been feeling so hopeless and a little scared, not knowing what in the world I should do, and found this forum. I am SO hoping it will be just what my body needs to get moving in the right direction. I'm in perimenopause and am sure that's what has slowed everything down.
Well, that's my story and I'm so happy to be here, and excited to see what will happen. I hope to get to know you all!
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I hope that both of you will love JUDDD!
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kwerp! Hopefully JUDDD will help alleviate some/most of your binge issues. Since we can have all the foods we want on JUDDD (maybe not all in one day ) but keeping the thought in mind that you can have something you really want next UD, or in a few days, or even a week or two, will become very calming. You won't HAVE to have it right at that moment. Good luck to you!

JulieC! The feeling when LC stops working is really scary. I've been there! I'm so glad you've decided to give JUDDD a try. I still can't believe I found something so doable and that works too. Good luck to you!
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Hi all
I wanted to do a quick introduction and give a big thank you to all of those that have participated in these forums over the years and shared their journeys!! I have been dieting for what feels like my whole life and feel like I've only made progress when I was literally starving myself or working out like a fiend. After having 2 children and no time or energy for my old tactics I was starting to lose hope of ever getting rid of the extra weight. I tried 6 week body makeover for about 3 weeks that worked really well until Christmas when I got off the wagon. After that I tried lowcarb which let me drop about 8 pounds and then lose and regain the same 3. I tried jillian michaels workout along with the stillmans diet which I hated both of. The level of deprivation required to lose a pound that way has been driving me mad!

In my search for something new I came across the paleo potato hack and found my way to some posts on this board. I also read a great post about pterostilbene which made me run to my vitamin shop by the end of the day and pick up a bottle.

I completed my first down day yesterday and am so excited to feel like I can stick with this for the long haul. I didn't suffer at all yesterday (not sure if it was the ptero or beginners luck) but I'll take it!!

Before I go, special thanks to Kissa, Carly, and Slowsure. Your stories and encouragement to others here really helped to encourage me too!
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I wanted to do a quick introduction and give a big thank you to all of those that have participated in these forums over the years and shared their journeys!! I have been dieting for what feels like my whole life and feel like I've only made progress when I was literally starving myself or working out like a fiend. After having 2 children and no time or energy for my old tactics I was starting to lose hope of ever getting rid of the extra weight. I tried 6 week body makeover for about 3 weeks that worked really well until Christmas when I got off the wagon. After that I tried lowcarb which let me drop about 8 pounds and then lose and regain the same 3. I tried jillian michaels workout along with the stillmans diet which I hated both of. The level of deprivation required to lose a pound that way has been driving me mad!

In my search for something new I came across the paleo potato hack and found my way to some posts on this board. I also read a great post about pterostilbene which made me run to my vitamin shop by the end of the day and pick up a bottle.

I completed my first down day yesterday and am so excited to feel like I can stick with this for the long haul. I didn't suffer at all yesterday (not sure if it was the ptero or beginners luck) but I'll take it!!

Before I go, special thanks to Kissa, Carly, and Slowsure. Your stories and encouragement to others here really helped to encourage me too!
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Welcome, welcome to all the Feb. arrivals. I came in at the end of January and love this WOE. It's the first eating plan that allows me a sense of freedom. I get to choose what, when, and how much I eat. Yesterday (DD), I thought about having sweets (wanting to over-eat), but held off, and today I'm not interested. What a surprise.

Now a question for longer time members: I am holding my DDs to 20% for the rest of the month and I've lost weight. When I decide to go to 25%, do I recalculate that on my present weight or do I figure it on the weight at which I started? I don't recall that being addressed in the book or else I missed it.

A big thank you to everyone for all the support you give here. It has helped a lot.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:19 AM   #1949
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CJ, you're doing great, and I'm so glad you're enjoying this WOE!

You may never want to go to 25% (or higher). Or you may. If you're losing well, and happy at that level, stick with it. If you feel too restricted and need a little more, give yourself a little more. The great flexibility about JUDDD is that on any given DD you can be up to 35% for weight loss, and up to 45% for weight loss/maintenance. So if some event, or PMS, or whatever causes you to need to eat a little higher, you can do it and still be in a DD!
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My name is Julie and I'm so excited/hopeful/scared to have found this thread. I'm really hoping this can be the answer I've been looking for!...I'm in perimenopause and am sure that's what has slowed everything down.
Well, that's my story and I'm so happy to be here, and excited to see what will happen. I hope to get to know you all!
JulieC and well done on finding your way here. As you may have gathered from a number of posts, a fair number of the women here fall into the perimenopause/menopause stage of life so there's lots in common.

I hope that you find that JUDDD is compatible with you and your lifestyle.

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I tried jillian michaels workout along with the stillmans diet which I hated both of. The level of deprivation required to lose a pound that way has been driving me mad!
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I completed my first down day yesterday and am so excited to feel like I can stick with this for the long haul. I didn't suffer at all yesterday (not sure if it was the ptero or beginners luck) but I'll take it!!

Before I go, special thanks to Kissa, Carly, and Slowsure. Your stories and encouragement to others here really helped to encourage me too!
PrettyNinja and may I say how much I like the name Are you a fan of MMA?

I tend to think of JUDDD as the bon viveur's WOE as it seems more flexible and socially adaptable than some others. Lots of empathy for hard slog and sense of deprivation involved in shedding body fat when you're following a WOE and workouts that don't delight you. It's good to read that you had such a positive experience of your first DD.

An extra for the stories etc.

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[JUDDD is] the first eating plan that allows me a sense of freedom. I get to choose what, when, and how much I eat...

When I decide to go to 25%, do I recalculate that on my present weight or do I figure it on the weight at which I started? I don't recall that being addressed in the book or else I missed it.
The freedom and lack of worrying about every morsel and whether it's compatible with some over-arching scheme is such a blessing, isn't it - particularly when you're diet/weight-loss fatigued.

Interesting question as it doesn't come up often but I'd say that when you recalculate, do it from your present weight (i.e., the weight that you are at that time in the future).
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