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Carly 02-02-2013 11:20 AM

February JUDDD Newbies chat here
 
:welcome: to all the new juddd buddds. Chat here and ask all your questions. We love to help and you can all support each other as well!

Eliza_Jazz 02-02-2013 02:47 PM

Hi, just marking my spot. Have been looking into JUDDD for a while now, would be interested in seeing what others ask.

I've been low carbing for a couple of years and won't stray away from it too much even if I decided to go on JUDDD. My main struggles are with feeling discouraged and unmotivated. I've been dieting on and off for the last 30 years with spotty results ( only about 32 lbs in the past 3 years or so of LCing) and sometimes I wonder if there is a point to it, if I would ever be somewhat normal and not very obese.

hot-in-texas 02-02-2013 02:54 PM

:welcome: you won't be discouraged here, you'll be encouraged!

Eliza_Jazz 02-02-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hot-in-texas (Post 16235834)
:welcome: you won't be discouraged here, you'll be encouraged!

:hugs: Thank you!

Erin57 02-02-2013 03:06 PM

Where is So Happy? I miss her posts. If you guys are in contact with her please tell her that I said hello.

Kissa 02-02-2013 03:24 PM

We are all missing her Erin, she hasn't been around for ages even on the Playground....

Carly 02-02-2013 03:26 PM

Pat (SoHappy) hasn't been here much- we all miss her I'm sure!

mom23kids 02-02-2013 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eliza_Jazz (Post 16235821)
Hi, just marking my spot. Have been looking into JUDDD for a while now, would be interested in seeing what others ask.

I've been low carbing for a couple of years and won't stray away from it too much even if I decided to go on JUDDD. My main struggles are with feeling discouraged and unmotivated. I've been dieting on and off for the last 30 years with spotty results ( only about 32 lbs in the past 3 years or so of LCing) and sometimes I wonder if there is a point to it, if I would ever be somewhat normal and not very obese.

:welcome:

There's a lot of promising research coming out about IF (which JUDDD falls under). The weight loss is great, but the potential health benefits is even more exciting :)

Cindy-lou 02-02-2013 03:53 PM

Just want to say hello and today was my second DD and it was pretty easy...
I was hungry around 3 pm so I had a coffee and now I am waiting for my dinner to cook ( cabbage roll casserole)

How do you get over that 3 pm hump?

I can't seem to get pass the HWC in my coffee ...that was the plus side of LC :)
BUT instead of 2 Tablespoons I only have 1

I know I am giving up alot of calories for a few coffee but I dont like milk

What do you put in your coffee?

Civil69 02-02-2013 03:56 PM

Food for thought - no pun intended.....ok forget it....i meant the pun :)

This is what made me give JUDDD'ing a go....this fellow ultimately chooses the 5:2 approach but in the end the health benefits are compelling either way

Hope you are as inspired by this video as I am.....

BBC - Eat, Fast And Live Longer (Jedz, pôsti sa a

C

mom23kids 02-02-2013 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cindy-lou (Post 16235961)
Just want to say hello and today was my second DD and it was pretty easy...
I was hungry around 3 pm so I had a coffee and now I am waiting for my dinner to cook ( cabbage roll casserole)

How do you get over that 3 pm hump?

I can't seem to get pass the HWC in my coffee ...that was the plus side of LC :)
BUT instead of 2 Tablespoons I only have 1

I know I am giving up alot of calories for a few coffee but I dont like milk

What do you put in your coffee?

I spread out my calories throughout the day in small portions. So every 1-2 hours I'm eating something, even if it's just a hb egg or a pickle spear. That works really well for me :) And then at 7pm I call it good for the day, with a cup of diet hot cocoa. Having done this for a while now, my body is 'trained' to know that after that cocoa the food is stopping for the night :D I can go to bed on DDs now and not be hungry at all :)

Berta48 02-02-2013 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Civil69 (Post 16235966)
Food for thought - no pun intended.....ok forget it....i meant the pun :)

This is what made me give JUDDD'ing a go....this fellow ultimately chooses the 5:2 approach but in the end the health benefits are compelling either way

Hope you are as inspired by this video as I am.....

BBC - Eat, Fast And Live Longer (Jedz, pôsti sa a

C

:laugh: I tried watching, but don't know the language!:DEnglish my only one!

Carly 02-02-2013 04:27 PM

I ended up giving up coffee on DDs since half and half (the amount I like) was too high. It was not nearly as hard as I thought and I ended up drinking a lot less coffee on UDs, too. Probably a really good thing for me.

Now that I'm nearing goal I'm allowing myself coffee on DD, half a cup at a time.

I now really love tea and still drink more tea on DDs which I don't add cream to so I can have as much as I like and not worry about the calories adding up.

We have a good thread on tea and I'll link it later.

Berta48 02-02-2013 04:30 PM

I drink a Folgers baked berry flavored coffee with some splenda other wise I normally use whipping cream in it.That is going to have to change too.
BUT I really like Bigelow Constant Comment tea. It is really good or True Blueberry.I purchase both of them at WalMart.

Can someone tell me how to count carbs? I know 15gms equal one carb. So so do you go by the gms or the carbs when counting?

Carly 02-02-2013 04:30 PM

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...rite-teas.html

Cindy-lou 02-02-2013 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mom23kids (Post 16235972)
I spread out my calories throughout the day in small portions. So every 1-2 hours I'm eating something, even if it's just a hb egg or a pickle spear. That works really well for me :) And then at 7pm I call it good for the day, with a cup of diet hot cocoa. Having done this for a while now, my body is 'trained' to know that after that cocoa the food is stopping for the night :D I can go to bed on DDs now and not be hungry at all :)

Hmmmm maybe thats what I need to do instead of trying to eat my 2 meals....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carly (Post 16236004)
I ended up giving up coffee on DDs since half and half (the amount I like) was too high. It was not nearly as hard as I thought and I ended up drinking a lot less coffee on UDs, too. Probably a really good thing for me.

Now that I'm nearing goal I'm allowing myself coffee on DD, half a cup at a time.

I now really love tea and still drink more tea on DDs which I don't add cream to so I can have as much as I like and not worry about the calories adding up.

We have a good thread on tea and I'll link it later.

I do like my specialty teas and I drink them black ...just need to get into that "habit" instead of my wonderful tasting kpod coffees ...Did I tell you how much I LOVE my coffee? :hyst:

SadieJack 02-02-2013 05:02 PM

I am a coffee FIEND! and I really cannot drink it without creamer or HH. Coffeemate is 10 cal per tsp. I think I could sacrifice some calories for creamer on my DD.

Is that OK? :dunno:

Yennie 02-02-2013 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SadieJack (Post 16236056)
I am a coffee FIEND! and I really cannot drink it without creamer or HH. Coffeemate is 10 cal per tsp. I think I could sacrifice some calories for creamer on my DD.

Is that OK? :dunno:

For sure! You could drink all your DD cals in creamer and HWC.

I put HWC in my coffee on UDs and non-fat milk in my coffee on DDs. But I have almost always used skim milk in my coffee until I switched to LC and using the HWC. I started liking it, so now I alternate.

I find that drinking hot liquids really, really, really helps get me through my DDs. I start with coffee, often will have tea throughout the morning and early afternoon. I start drinking bullion and am currently making my first batch of bone broth (there's a thread on that too). I also finish off with diet hot chocolate.

I've had days where I only drink my cals. Other days I need something solid. So I like things like celery (but I like plain celery), HB eggs, greek yogurt +/- frozen blueberries. Others use low cal frozen meals; other low cal dense foods are things like veggies, potatoes, lean meats - there are several threads on DD meal ideas and usually a DD daily thread where we post what we're having or plan to have.

The biggest thing I learned is that hunger is not an emergency! Don't be afraid to be a little hungry on a DD because, tomorrow, you can eat whatever you want!!!

Civil69 02-02-2013 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Berta48 (Post 16236003)
:laugh: I tried watching, but don't know the language!:DEnglish my only one!

Interesting I know when I listened to it, it was in English - only the subtitles are in a language I do not know....

C

Just checked.....the video is definitely English :)

Cindy-lou 02-02-2013 05:37 PM

ok I have another question...

I still have 139 calories left on my DD (can`t believe I have left over calories):hyst:
do I have to eat all calories for this to work properly?

Yennie 02-02-2013 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cindy-lou (Post 16236122)
ok I have another question...

I still have 139 calories left on my DD (can`t believe I have left over calories):hyst:
do I have to eat all calories for this to work properly?

No, you don't. The time we usually try to make up our cals is when we're short on UDs. The bit that works is the swing between the calories. So if you're short today and hit your UD goal tomorrow, there will be that much more of a swing with that much more of a benefit. If you're done for the day, its ok to be done!! Well done!!!!

Cindy-lou 02-02-2013 05:54 PM

Wow
Ok thanks

this might be easier then I thought

I will let you know once the scales start moving again ;)

Carly 02-02-2013 06:04 PM

The wonderful thing about JUDDD is you can use your calories on anything you please. If you want your 350 calories to be in chocolate that is fine. A lot of people drink most of there DD calories in their coffee. I have extenuating circumstance so I try to eat less than 150 on DDs. However, I'm nearing goal so I have to put the breaks on anyway and will add back some coffee on DDs.

Dr. Johnson says a zero calorie DD is optimal, but figured most people would not be willing to do this so he figured that our DD calories are low enough to be considered a fast. Never feel like you have to eat all your DD calories. Try to eat all or very close to them on UD. This keeps our metabolism stoked and guessing so the weight drops off.

Flutter 02-02-2013 08:13 PM

Welcome to all the Feb new peeps! :clap:

Sammyann 02-03-2013 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cindy-lou (Post 16235961)
Just want to say hello and today was my second DD and it was pretty easy...
I was hungry around 3 pm so I had a coffee and now I am waiting for my dinner to cook ( cabbage roll casserole)

How do you get over that 3 pm hump?

I can't seem to get pass the HWC in my coffee ...that was the plus side of LC :)
BUT instead of 2 Tablespoons I only have 1

I know I am giving up alot of calories for a few coffee but I dont like milk

What do you put in your coffee?

Cindy, I've always used coffemate in my coffee. I'm weird in the fact that I don't really like HWC in my coffee. But I choose to drink my coffee black on DD. I don't like it but I'd rather eat my calories.

I have 3 meals a day on DD. I've always been a breakfast person. I hold off as long as I can on breakfast. I usually end up eating at 9am or 10am which is late for me because I get up pretty early most days. Then I have lunch a little later than normal and dinner around 6-6:30. This gets me over the 3pm hump and I'm not normally hungry at bed time so I can sleep.

:welcome: everyone.

Cindy-lou 02-03-2013 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Carly (Post 16236155)
The wonderful thing about JUDDD is you can use your calories on anything you please. If you want your 350 calories to be in chocolate that is fine. A lot of people drink most of there DD calories in their coffee. I have extenuating circumstance so I try to eat less than 150 on DDs. However, I'm nearing goal so I have to put the breaks on anyway and will add back some coffee on DDs.

Dr. Johnson says a zero calorie DD is optimal, but figured most people would not be willing to do this so he figured that our DD calories are low enough to be considered a fast. Never feel like you have to eat all your DD calories. Try to eat all or very close to them on UD. This keeps our metabolism stoked and guessing so the weight drops off.

Its so interesting ...SO its more important to eat ALL food on UD and not DD
I have come to the realization that my coffee on UD will be a treat also and I will have my coffee black on DD ...
Always drank my coffee black before LC so I will go back to that :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sammyann (Post 16236703)
Cindy, I've always used coffemate in my coffee. I'm weird in the fact that I don't really like HWC in my coffee. But I choose to drink my coffee black on DD. I don't like it but I'd rather eat my calories.

I have 3 meals a day on DD. I've always been a breakfast person. I hold off as long as I can on breakfast. I usually end up eating at 9am or 10am which is late for me because I get up pretty early most days. Then I have lunch a little later than normal and dinner around 6-6:30. This gets me over the 3pm hump and I'm not normally hungry at bed time so I can sleep.

:welcome: everyone.

OK this is funny but we are on the same schedule....I LOVE my breakfast, this is why I loved LC so much....
I used to eat my breakfast at 10
then my lunch was at 2
and Dinner would be at 6 or 6:30

Maybe I need to go back to that schedule and fit my calories into that
THANKS
You guys are soooo helpful :heart:

Yennie 02-03-2013 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Berta48 (Post 16236006)

Can someone tell me how to count carbs? I know 15gms equal one carb. So so do you go by the gms or the carbs when counting?

Hi Berta48,

I'm not sure I understand your question. You can find the calorie and carb content of most foods online, if the product does not have a food label. There should be serving size listed in the nutritional information, which will tell you how much food = how many calories/carbs.

On JUDDD, you don't HAVE to count carbs. The only thing that is required to count is calories. However, as you cruise the boards, you'll see that some of the JUDDD BUDDDs do count carbs and do a combo low carb/counting calorie approach. You don't have to, but some of our friends have found this approach works best for them.

If you have a smart phone, there are many cal counter aps available that can make tracking much easier. If you Google "calorie tracking app", on my results, the 3rd non-sponsored link is the app I use because it comes as a free Android app and I can use it on my computer as well. You can also get that app for the iPhone, just set my dad up with it as well. It is, in my experience, the one with largest database. You can also customize it to keep track of the specific things you're interested in.

I hope this helps. I'm not sure I answered your question but... ???

Carly 02-03-2013 11:02 AM

Berta I just google whatever I need to know like:
How many calories in an ounce of onions.
How many calories in a cup of diced cucumber.

I always find what I'm looking for this way.

Alison 02-03-2013 02:43 PM

Having some issues with JUDDD after less than a month in. I'm going to try and lower my DD calories and see if that's why my weight is creeping back up. :/

Librarygirl 02-03-2013 02:54 PM

:welcome: newbies!!! Love to read all of your questions. It helps those of us who are not as new too. :) I like to plan my DD's in advance, if possible, and it seems to make them easier and something to look forward to sometimes. I already have my little bag packed for work tomorrow. :) I don't always eat everything I bring with me to work, but I like the "security" of knowing I have it, if I need it.

Alison, don't get discouraged. Most people gain a little after initial losses. You will find, if you're like most JUDDDers, that you bounce around (on the scale) a lot! Some months you may lose more, some none, but you will keep going down if you stay with the plan.:hugs:I get discouraged too, but we all need a little reminder every now and then that things really are working.


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