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Carly 04-01-2013 04:23 AM

April Newbies Chat Here
 
:welcome: new JUDDD Buds! Ask your questions here and get support and encouragement!

Kissa 04-01-2013 10:01 AM

Thanks Carly. Looking forward to getting to know our Newbies.

Revolution 04-01-2013 01:01 PM

Hi,

New to the forum and JUDDD. Found my way here by way of researching alternate day fasting. Over the months and years certain dietary elements have stood out as noteworthy to me, fasting is one of them. I have done some IF in the past so I am optimistic that the DD will not be too terribly difficult, time will tell!

AndyBFK 04-01-2013 01:22 PM

Hello everyone!

I have a long post asking some questions, (and getting FANTASTIC advice) but since today is our first official day, I'll use this thread to officially introduce myself!

I'm excited and ready to go. Looking at my calendar, it's probably the worst time to start any new diet plan as we have 2 vacations coming up. We're spending 4 days in Texas wine country for my birthday in 3 weeks. And then, there's the big one. We're going on a cruise through the Baltic's (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Russia, etc.) in May. We'll be gone a total of 16 days. I'm pretty much ok with the fact that I am going to enjoy both of these trips, especially my cruise. It's a trip of a lifetime and I'm not going to let guilt get in my way of enjoying it! Just going to have to accept I may not see much movement on the scale the next few months, but, that's not going to stop me from starting!

Kissa 04-01-2013 01:22 PM

:welcome: Revolution.

Well you are in the right place. We are all such fans of the alternate day fast.

We look forward to getting to know you. Read the 'stickies' at the top of JUDDD and ask away here.

Hi Andy, I am delighted you have decided to jump in here for sure. Vacations are always tough but I have found them easier while doing JUDDD than I did when following Atkins, which I did for over 10 years.

Many people use a kind of 'eating window' when away. But, once you get used to them, our bodies seem to crave the occasional DD.

It is also worth making a note of all your 'weight loss level' calories, from 20% to 60%. Remember, a DD at 55% is not a DD ruined. It will simply give you slower weight loss.

Carly 04-01-2013 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Revolution (Post 16348432)
Hi,

New to the forum and JUDDD. Found my way here by way of researching alternate day fasting. Over the months and years certain dietary elements have stood out as noteworthy to me, fasting is one of them. I have done some IF in the past so I am optimistic that the DD will not be too terribly difficult, time will tell!

:welcome:!

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Originally Posted by AndyBFK (Post 16348491)
Hello everyone!

I have a long post asking some questions, (and getting FANTASTIC advice) but since today is our first official day, I'll use this thread to officially introduce myself!

I'm excited and ready to go. Looking at my calendar, it's probably the worst time to start any new diet plan as we have 2 vacations coming up. We're spending 4 days in Texas wine country for my birthday in 3 weeks. And then, there's the big one. We're going on a cruise through the Baltic's (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Russia, etc.) in May. We'll be gone a total of 16 days. I'm pretty much ok with the fact that I am going to enjoy both of these trips, especially my cruise. It's a trip of a lifetime and I'm not going to let guilt get in my way of enjoying it! Just going to have to accept I may not see much movement on the scale the next few months, but, that's not going to stop me from starting!

It sounds like you have a great attitude about it and the cruise sounds fabulous!

Flossyliz 04-01-2013 01:32 PM

:welcome: Revolution. I hope you find DDs easy and grow to love this way of eating.


Andy, good for you, jumping in and getting going. :high5:
Your holidays sound wonderful!The beauty of JUDDD is that you'll be able to enjoy them without having to obsess about food all the time. :cool:

AndyBFK 04-01-2013 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Kissa (Post 16348492)

It is also worth making a note of all your 'weight loss level' calories, from 20% to 60%. Remember, a DD at 55% is not a DD ruined. It will simply give you slower weight loss.

This is fantastic advice, and something that I did not realize and did not really think about. Thanks!

LoCarbGal 04-01-2013 02:29 PM

:welcome: Revolution! So glad you found us. I think you're going to love this WOE, and this community.

Andy, welcome aboard officially. Your vacations sound wonderful, and I know you'll navigate them. Even just knowing JUDDD is so easy to come back to, even if you splurge. Which, after all, is what vacations are all about!

vickismc 04-01-2013 03:35 PM

:welcome: Revlolution and Andy. I am new myself only having been JUDDDing for 3 weeks now. I hope you enjoy this new adventure. I have found that the DD's are not too difficult and I am mostly fasting and taking in around 150cals. I also look forward to my UD's knowing when I am in the middle of a DD, like right now, :) that I have a UD to look forward to.

Andy - Your cruise vacation sounds amazing. We went to France last Oct and I had just finished losing 40lbs on another very restrictive diet plan and I decided that this trip was a trip of a lifetime and was not holding back. I ate everything...real butter, bread by the truck loads, gallons of wine and creme brulee every night. I was afraid I would gain weight but I actually lost a few pounds because we walked EVERYWHERE. You might also be pleasntly surprised after your cruise.

Enjoy and looking forward to getting to know you.

mom23kids 04-01-2013 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revolution (Post 16348432)
Hi,

New to the forum and JUDDD. Found my way here by way of researching alternate day fasting. Over the months and years certain dietary elements have stood out as noteworthy to me, fasting is one of them. I have done some IF in the past so I am optimistic that the DD will not be too terribly difficult, time will tell!

:welcome:

Revolution 04-03-2013 07:26 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome! :)

First DD under my belt, some energy loss late afternoon but otherwise smooth sailing. Yesterday was not ideal either as I had lunch plans with a friend that I would not move. Thursday will be easier as I can plan/pack my foods for the day with greater precision.

Down 3 lbs today, water weight of course, but still nice to see the scale acknowledge that I did something different yesterday.

Kissa 04-03-2013 08:48 AM

Water weight or not, how nice is that. You did really well to eat with friends too!

Enjoy your UD.

DaSHMith 04-03-2013 08:02 PM

Do you have to recalculate your UD/DD levels with weight loss?
 
Hi JUDDDers!

I am a newbie and, admittedly, have not yet finished Dr. Johnson's book. I went to Dr. Johnson's site, I entered my height, age, sex and current weight and the tool there calculates your "normal" (UD) and DD calories.
However, I am wondering if you need to keep recalculating your UD and DD calorie levels as your weight declines?

With other WOEs (like Weight Watchers) as your weight declines, you need to eat less (fewer points) to keep losing because your body needs less calories to survive as you get smaller. Does JUDDD take this into account as well?

Thanks in advance for your responses.:clap:

DaSHMith

Mssarge 04-03-2013 08:31 PM

:welcome: It's good to see some new names here and I think you'll enjoy this woe 'cause it really works..My first caveat for newbies is always take your measurements now...before you lose track of 'em. So many of us found the tape measure is a much friend than the metal monster in the bathroom...the scale she bounces.

DaSHMith, I think you'll find that just a few pounds don't make a difference in your numbers. You have to lose a lot before you should re-calibrate the goals.

I'm redoubling my effort and will try to make some changes myself this month...one new thing is that I found some new jeans that fit, so can lose the baggy-butt ones...hooray!!

Silverrain 04-04-2013 07:47 AM

I have a question regarding mood. I had my second DD yesterday, and all went okay with the eating and sticking to calories. My energy was fine. However, all day I felt very emotional; very down, feeling as though I were going to break into tears at any moment. I did not, but I also felt anxious and fidgety. I have my TOM right now (sorry for TMI), but it usually does not affect me in this way. Perhaps the two combined is making for strange (for me) moods? Does/did anyone else experience this at first? If anything, I thought I'd just be super irritable, but so far, that hasn't happened. A good thing! Thanks for any insight. :)

Yennie 04-04-2013 08:13 AM

:welcome: new friends! I hope you'll find JUDDD to be as fantastic as we all do. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaSHMith (Post 16353515)
However, I am wondering if you need to keep recalculating your UD and DD calorie levels as your weight declines?
With other WOEs (like Weight Watchers) as your weight declines, you need to eat less (fewer points) to keep losing because your body needs less calories to survive as you get smaller. Does JUDDD take this into account as well?
DaSHMith

Yes, you will need to recalculate your calories eventually. From reading and experience, I'll tell you that most long-term JUDDD Budds seem to re-calculate every 25-30 pounds. Also, be careful not to change your calories too early as you can cause a stall. LCG just posted a thread about her weight loss stall and what got it going again - HIGHER UD calories! The experienced friends will tell you to leave your calories alone until you stall. And a stall = at least 2 weeks of no weight loss. It isn't fast...but JUDDD is the most amazing WOE out there!

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Originally Posted by Silverrain (Post 16354125)
However, all day I felt very emotional; very down, feeling as though I were going to break into tears at any moment. I did not, but I also felt anxious and fidgety. I have my TOM right now (sorry for TMI), but it usually does not affect me in this way. :)

I'm sorry you're feeling poorly! I can't say I've experienced this particular phenomenon on my DDs but one thing we've learned from reading on these boards about JUDDD - there's the potential for anything! Its likely a combo of TOM and first DD. Most people find that, as their journey progresses, its easier to handle the DDs in all facets - physically, emotionally, energy, mood, attitude, hunger-wise.

Hang in there, I'm sure it will pass quickly!

LoCarbGal 04-04-2013 08:16 AM

I've definitely had days like this, Silverrain, but I'm not sure I ever attributed it to JUDDD. Could have been though. They are few and far between. I'm generally a pretty happy, optimistic person, but I am quite susceptible to the moods of those around me, so sometimes that brings me down. Then there are those days you talk about, when it just seems to come from within. Not sure, but there may be some hormonal changes with JUDDD. I hope we learn more and more about that as the studies continue.

Carly 04-04-2013 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaSHMith (Post 16353515)
Hi JUDDDers!

I am a newbie and, admittedly, have not yet finished Dr. Johnson's book. I went to Dr. Johnson's site, I entered my height, age, sex and current weight and the tool there calculates your "normal" (UD) and DD calories.
However, I am wondering if you need to keep recalculating your UD and DD calorie levels as your weight declines?

With other WOEs (like Weight Watchers) as your weight declines, you need to eat less (fewer points) to keep losing because your body needs less calories to survive as you get smaller. Does JUDDD take this into account as well?

Thanks in advance for your responses.:clap:

DaSHMith

Maybe every 15 pounds or so, but don't lower them unless you stall for 2 weeks or so. More people stall from lowering them too soon.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverrain (Post 16354125)
I have a question regarding mood. I had my second DD yesterday, and all went okay with the eating and sticking to calories. My energy was fine. However, all day I felt very emotional; very down, feeling as though I were going to break into tears at any moment. I did not, but I also felt anxious and fidgety. I have my TOM right now (sorry for TMI), but it usually does not affect me in this way. Perhaps the two combined is making for strange (for me) moods? Does/did anyone else experience this at first? If anything, I thought I'd just be super irritable, but so far, that hasn't happened. A good thing! Thanks for any insight. :)

I can get that way with TOM or PMS, but I have not found JUDDD to make a difference one way or the other.

:welcome: to all the new buds!

Silverrain 04-04-2013 09:54 AM

Thanks for the thoughts, everyone! I feel just fine today, so I'll just attribute it to a wandering, temporary hormonal issue. Wasn't pleasant, but it's behind me now. Onward and upward! :)

vickismc 04-04-2013 11:51 AM

:welcome: I am a relatively newbie myself and still learning the ropes of what works for me. I think you'll really enjoy this WOE - I know I am. :up: Although at first I had to change my mindset about losses I am being very patient with myself and not stressing too much about the losses or slight gains even though I really, really, really want to lose 17 more lbs. by July. I have 15 weeks so if I can maintain a 1lb a week loss I'll be close. :aprayer:

We do have a vacation to Colorado for a week in June which might set me back a bit but I'm going to try my hardest not to gain!:aprayer:

I've not experienced any mood swings, Silverrain while on JUDDD but I have had my share in the past and they just come out of the blue and WHAM...I know how you feel.

I still have very low energy on my DD's but rebound on my UD's. Hoping it will equal out soon.

Hey Yennie - what's the countdown now to your visit with the 'mouse'?:jumpjoy:

mom23kids 04-04-2013 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaSHMith (Post 16353515)
Hi JUDDDers!

I am a newbie and, admittedly, have not yet finished Dr. Johnson's book. I went to Dr. Johnson's site, I entered my height, age, sex and current weight and the tool there calculates your "normal" (UD) and DD calories.
However, I am wondering if you need to keep recalculating your UD and DD calorie levels as your weight declines?

With other WOEs (like Weight Watchers) as your weight declines, you need to eat less (fewer points) to keep losing because your body needs less calories to survive as you get smaller. Does JUDDD take this into account as well?

Thanks in advance for your responses.:clap:

DaSHMith

I refigured my numbers every five pounds lost or so :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silverrain (Post 16354125)
I have a question regarding mood. I had my second DD yesterday, and all went okay with the eating and sticking to calories. My energy was fine. However, all day I felt very emotional; very down, feeling as though I were going to break into tears at any moment. I did not, but I also felt anxious and fidgety. I have my TOM right now (sorry for TMI), but it usually does not affect me in this way. Perhaps the two combined is making for strange (for me) moods? Does/did anyone else experience this at first? If anything, I thought I'd just be super irritable, but so far, that hasn't happened. A good thing! Thanks for any insight. :)

I notice the being emotional on dds that coincide with tom, but otherwise my mood is normal on dds for the rest of the month :)

Silverrain 04-04-2013 12:25 PM

Good to know, guys! Thank you so much!

mina705 04-04-2013 12:52 PM

Hello everyone, I am a JUDD newbie, have been following program about 4 weeks now and am down about 10 pounds :)

Good luck to everyone! Hope we can help each other in this journey.

mom23kids 04-04-2013 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mina705 (Post 16354873)
Hello everyone, I am a JUDD newbie, have been following program about 4 weeks now and am down about 10 pounds :)

Good luck to everyone! Hope we can help each other in this journey.

:welcome:

LoCarbGal 04-04-2013 02:03 PM

Welcome Mina! Sounds like you're off a great start. I'm glad you posted so we can get to know you.

SchoolPsych1979 04-04-2013 02:32 PM

Are diet drinks allowed on DDs?
Also, I would like to work out (cardio kickboxing and some weight training). Anyone have issues with working out, and which days are best, DD or UD? I am lurking and thinking of switching over from VLC. Appreciate your feedback!

mom23kids 04-04-2013 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SchoolPsych1979 (Post 16355063)
Are diet drinks allowed on DDs?
Also, I would like to work out (cardio kickboxing and some weight training). Anyone have issues with working out, and which days are best, DD or UD? I am lurking and thinking of switching over from VLC. Appreciate your feedback!

Yes, diet drinks are ok, just make sure to get in your water too :) I drink diet coke and then also diet hot cocoa on my dds-the cocoa has 20 calories per cup and then I add davinci 0 calorie raspberry syrup to it. Sometimes I also added 15 calories worth of whipped cream too :yummy:

SchoolPsych1979 04-04-2013 03:03 PM

omg, I have so many questions but I'll try to limit and do some searches on here too. But do people find the rate of loss faster, slower or equal to LC. I know there are variances, but in general?

mom23kids 04-04-2013 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by SchoolPsych1979 (Post 16355126)
omg, I have so many questions but I'll try to limit and do some searches on here too. But do people find the rate of loss faster, slower or equal to LC. I know there are variances, but in general?

It just varies based on the person. The average seems to be 5-9lbs a month, but also remember with JUDDD you only 'diet' every other day :)


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