|01-15-2013, 07:40 PM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Wisconsin Dells
Start Date: 4-4-2012
Going from LC to JUDDD,
I don't post too often. I've been lurking on the site for 9 months, and on this board specifically since yesterday. I have lost 50 lbs since 4/4/12, doing Atkins. I have been stuck since October, all while following the diet. I've added exercise with varying results, and took some time off in December for the holidays. (Didn't gain, but didn't lose either.)
I like the idea of JUDDD, and have some questions I can't find the answers to.
(And yes, I've been to the official website and did my calorie counts and stuff.)
1.) is it better to start on an UD or DD?
2.) Going from LC to JUDDD, I'm scared to death of gaining all the weight back. What is the time frame between carb water and JUDDD pounds lost?
3.) Does it have to be a calendar day, or say, the UD/DD switches at 8 p.m.?
I tried doing a DD today, and did very well with my calorie count...even went to a Pampered Chef show and had nothing. And then, 8 pm hit and I was ravenous. I justified to myself that my UD started at 8:30 tonight and will go to 8:30 tomorrow night....and for 45 minutes, ate everything. No carb left behind, KWIM?
I am now totally stuffed and scared to death to have an UD tomorrow.
Can anyone answer my questions and hold my hand as I start this program? I told myself I'd try it for a week.
|01-15-2013, 07:54 PM||#2|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: MELBORNE, AUS
Start Date: 29/8/12
ok, not sure about the water weight thing, but I know alot of people have started eating carbs on Juddd and it's been fine Also, start on an UD so you have a nice full belly. The first couple of weeks are tough so be ready.. you will feel tired and cold, but it's all part of the process. Before you know it you'll have plenty of energy on no food!
Calendar days are better, that way you have the 36hour fast
|01-15-2013, 09:46 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Stats: 318.5/191/140 5'4" 47 yrs
WOE: Atkins 1/27/12 - 54.5 lbs: JUDDD 9/4/12 - 73 lbs
I agree with Sicchi on keeping it to a 36 hour DD. Meaning starting when you go to bed on your UD (or stop eating that evening), through your DD, and then through the night of the DD until you start eating on your next UD. That's evidently important to the whole SIRT1 production deal.
When you add carbs back in, you may gain a few pounds right away, but just know it's water weight and don't freak about it. That'll go away after a few more days, and then you'll be on the way down all the way, if you stick to your correct calories and time frames.
I had a similar experience to yours. I lost 54.5 pounds on Atkins early last year, then the losses slowed and were nearly at a standstill. I was still losing but so sloooooowwwww it was excruciating. I mean, I can deprive myself when there's some payback, but I can't continue if nothing's happening. That's when I started JUDDD and it's been a godsend for me. I hope you find the same thing for yourself!
~~~LCG aka Carol~~~
Ordinary things, done consistently, produce extraordinary results. ~ Keith Cunningham
|01-16-2013, 04:26 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The Library
WOE: JUDDD for WL/5:2 IF for maintenance
I'd start on an UD to get you revved up for your first DD And it goes by days, So all of Wednesday is an UD, all of Thursday is a DD etc. When first starting out I think all of us had the thought of waking up at midnight on the day after a DD to eat But, you actually find yourself coming off of DDs not even hungry, after you've done it for a while. Most of my UDs I don't even eat till close to lunch time anymore
|01-16-2013, 08:07 AM||#6|
Way too much time on my hands!
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Fresno, CA
Stats: 277.6/144 - 150/155, 5'9", 41 y.o., Hypothyroid
WOE: Maintenance - 5:2/JUDDD