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HMR11913 05-24-2013 10:45 AM

Hi---I'm New! :)
 
Hi there.... I was directed here by a new friend I made on another site. I started that in Sept 2011, lost 22 lbs then gained almost all of it back. I started tracking everything again and now am down 14 lbs but hoping to reach 30 by the middle of summer. Heard about JUDDD & Low Carb friends so wanted to give it a try!

According to the UpDayDownDay Diet website, I should only be eating 356 calories on my down days... and 1778 calories on my up days. Really can't wait until tomorrow... only have 80 calories left for the day. :(

Goner 05-24-2013 10:55 AM

:welcome: You will appreciate all the helpful advice here. I am three weeks into JUDDD and am loving it.

Pami 05-24-2013 10:57 AM

:welcome:
Hi! I'm kinda like new (I was here before, but went away for a year) also. I
started (seriously) lowcarbing again on April 8, and started tracking my foods
on April 14. After a couple weeks, I looked at my calories- they were all over
the place! I thought to myself "I'm JUDDDing- but it's real sloppy". I had to go
out of town last week, so decided that when I got back I would start trying to
do the JUDDD rotations again. I'm down 23 pounds since April 8.

deedee 05-24-2013 10:59 AM

:welcome::welcome:

This is the most supportive place in the world, and JUDDD is a magical WOE.

Remember, for the first two weeks, you can have up to 500 calories. Many people stick to the number on the calculator, but 500 are there if you need them as you ease into this new woe.

HMR11913 05-24-2013 11:05 AM

That's what my friend(who turned me to this) just told me too... that I can have 500 for the first 2 weeks if I need to. AWESOME! Feels better to know I have more than 80 calories for the whole day left when it's only 1:00pm.

That is AWESOME on losing 23 lbs.... WOW. I can't believe it came off that fast! How much do you have to lose? I would like to lose a total of 25-30 lbs. (I'm 5'4 & 162)

Carly 05-24-2013 11:11 AM

:welcome: HMR! I hope you love Juddd as much as I do! It has changed my life in more ways than just my weight!

HMR11913 05-24-2013 11:13 AM

Thank you Carly! So far today I am doing well... I work in an office though, so hearing/smelling everyone else munching and me just sitting here drinking water can be annoying at times. HEHE.

But I am very much looking forward to tomorrows up day. I think that it will be a great way to get past your down days.

LoCarbGal 05-24-2013 11:30 AM

:welcome: HMR! You're right, the UDs make the DDs possible. And believe it or not, DDs are going to feel good to you at some point. Even if it's only because you know the true weight loss work is being done during that time. Good luck!

HMR11913 05-24-2013 11:44 AM

Thank you LCG.... I hope those days come soon!!! :) How much do you think I can expect to lose in the first 7 days??

LoCarbGal 05-24-2013 11:48 AM

Oh, I couldn't say. We're all so different. It also depends upon what kind of eating you're transitioning from. Many lose several pounds the first week or so, others take several weeks to even start losing. Either way, it's worth it long term, because this WOE rocks!

HMR11913 05-24-2013 11:50 AM

That makes sense.... I hope to see a change! :) Thank you!!!!

Alstudham 05-24-2013 12:03 PM

:welcome:!! Im new here too and this is my third week on JUDDD. I lost 2lbs the first week. The second week fell apart due to a really unusually busy weekend. So I told myself I wouldnt weigh in until the end of this weekend. That will mark the end of my 3rd week and hopefully I didnt mess things up too badly last weekend :hyst:. So anywho 2lbs for me the first week was great! I had been just restricting calories daily prior to starting JUDDD and at most would lose a lb per week. If that really. Good luck to you!!!

Flutter 05-24-2013 12:07 PM

Welcome, welcome! This is definitely a great place to be, and for me, the best way to manage weight while being able to enjoy your life in the process. :heart:

Pami 05-24-2013 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by HMR11913 (Post 16438752)
That is AWESOME on losing 23 lbs.... WOW. I can't believe it came off that fast! How much do you have to lose? I would like to lose a total of 25-30 lbs. (I'm 5'4 & 162)

Yeah, I'm working on losing a bit more than you are- so it will come off
faster for me than it will for you. Also I have trouble eating all my calories
so I'm sure that speeds things up a little (right before it causes my
metabolism to crash & burn :eek:). I don't recommend going below the
calories the calculator suggests, except on DDs. I'm doing this with a
lowcarb diet so I hope to reap the benefits of BOTH programs. I have no
doubt that I will be able to get this food situation straightened out
within a few weeks.

Meanwhile, I made a lowcarb cake that has 330 calories per serving, so
when I see that 7:00 is coming, and I'm still short on calories, I have some-
thing in the kitchen that's ready to eat, and all I have to do is serve it. :yummy:

Librarygirl 05-24-2013 02:30 PM

Wow, Pami! You are doing JUDDD, LC and restricting your eating window?!! You really are determined!!! You should see great results!

Pami 05-24-2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16439016)
Wow, Pami! You are doing JUDDD, LC and restricting your eating window?!! You really are determined!!! You should see great results!

LC is really my woe. I did it religiously for a while about 12 years ago, and
felt great and lost a lot. Then life happened- and I gained some back. Then
I quit smoking and decided I didn't need to be worried about carbs while I
was still trying to become an ex-smoker. That's when I discovered the JUDDD
forum and I did it for a while last year. I've always varied my carb intake;
anywhere from 5 to 50, so the premise behind JUDDD made perfect sense
to me.

I got a little frustrated with some things that were going on at that time, and
I basically said "forget it" (only in words that would have been censored) and
did NO diet for about a year. DBF got a bad report at his check-up and came
home and said he's going back to LC (he buys the groceries) and I was happy
because I was feeling like ca-ca.

I started tracking my foods about a week after we cleaned the carby stuff
outta the house, and noticed after about a month, that I was wildly up and down
with the calorie counts- as if I was doing JUDDD again, only it wasn't organized.
It was a high day and 3 low days then 2 high days and a low day, etc. It just
occurred to me that if I organized that mess into an EOD type rotation, I might
be able to reap the benefits of JUDDD, as well as LC. It just feels easy to me.

The restricted eating window has been going on for years- seriously since
junior high, I think. I just don't sleep well if my stomach isn't empty. I can
have a no-calorie drink (water, tea, soft drink, etc.) but if there is anything
of any substance in my stomach, I'm NOT gonna sleep!

Probably way more than you ever wanted to know about me, huh?

Librarygirl 05-24-2013 04:24 PM

Actually, it's pretty interesting, Pami. I like the way you think. ;) I keep resisting LC because in my experience, one piece of cake or a carby day doth not bode well. Plus, I keep telling myself, self you're basically not eating EOD, do you also want to not eat the foods you enjoy? :D Haha, I actually do enjoy LC, but I've never found a moderate LC plan that I could adopt. Is there one that allows sugar? :D

Pami 05-24-2013 05:33 PM

I actually had 2 pieces of cake- just to get the calories in-
and I still came up short by 456 for the day :(

BUT I only had 16g net carbs, so that was good!:clap:

Did you see this post on the Main Lobby?
It might be the LC plan you're looking for...

Librarygirl 05-24-2013 06:39 PM

I have to admit that the first paragraph did not intrigue me. I will go back to it, but I remember telling people all kinds of nutritional advice BEFORE I gained 70 lbs. It's very easy to experiment and hover around the perfect weight when you're so close to it, and have never been obese. Sorry, that was a gut reaction and I will read it.

Pami 05-24-2013 06:50 PM

Don't bother with the whole thread; this is the zero-carb diet in a nutshell:


Quote:

On this ZERO carb diet (for the last month):
No bread, rice, oatmeal, pasta, potatos (will occasionally eat 1/2 sweet potato), chocolate, sugar.
Now, I've been eating:
  • Fruit: the occasional orange, bananas, and lots of berries and sometimes an apple with peanut butter.
  • Meat (grilled chicken breast, steak, bacon, pork...)
  • Salad / vegetables
  • Plain greek yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Cook with olive oil
  • Eat lots of beans (for the fiber and to fill me up) with broccoli or spinach and onions with cheese (cook these together as a meal at least 2-3 times a week.
  • Hate seafood.
  • I drink 90% water, 10% iced tea, usually watered down. Rarely drink anything else of any kind.
  • No alcohol, ever.


Oh, never mind. I see now where she cut out sugar :confused:
This won't be your dream diet

Carly 05-24-2013 07:36 PM

But she said she got bloated and gained on "zero carb diet" which is barely low carb... Peanut butter, yogurt, beans... Um, she was mislead somewhere along the way :hyst:

Pami 05-24-2013 08:19 PM

Well, Librarygirl Cindy was looking for a LC woe that allows sugar.
I thought this one did, but after I posted it, I realized she allows
almost everything BUT sugar :stars: DOH!!

Librarygirl 05-25-2013 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pami (Post 16439295)
Don't bother with the whole thread; this is the zero-carb diet in a nutshell:





Oh, never mind. I see now where she cut out sugar :confused:
This won't be your dream diet

It sounds interesting. Wonder why it's called zero carb diet, lol. I guess that's a play on words or something.:confused: I don't eat table sugar and rarely drink sweetened drinks anymore, but do like ice cream and cake on UDs sometimes. That's where I wanted to add sugar, lol. I still might look into this. Thanks!

ETA: I see that it's not called that, and that was BEFORE she tried adding in carbs. BTW, that was a month-long trial. Wonder if she's still doing it and with success? From the opening paragraph, it sounded as if she's never had a weight problem, so how will she prove this works for weight loss lol?

deedee 05-25-2013 08:17 AM

Quote:

ETA: I see that it's not called that, and that was BEFORE she tried adding in carbs.
That person sure sounds confused, even after everyone explains to her why her diet isn't working!

LG, have you ever tried South Beach? My understanding is that it does allow some of those things you're missing later on in the plan. I've known a few people who had great success on it.

QuietStorm 05-25-2013 08:54 AM

Hi Pami,
I am curious about your low-carb cake that you mentioned a few posts back. Something like that sounds useful on DD's. Would you mind sharing the recipe?

Thanks!
QS

Pami 05-25-2013 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by QuietStorm (Post 16439804)
Hi Pami,
I am curious about your low-carb cake that you mentioned a few posts back. Something like that sounds useful on DD's. Would you mind sharing the recipe?

Thanks!
QS

I think it's high for DDs, unless that's the only thing you're eating.

Anyway I used the cake from this thread, only I used black soy beans
instead of just regular black beans. It's important for this cake to cool to
room temp, then chill in the fridge for several hours (overnight is better)
before serving. I also just started with the beans in the Ninja blender, and
added eggs, then everything else, in the order it was listed. That's the way
I've always done it- and it turns out fine. I use 1/2 cup erythritol and about
6 to 8 drops liquid Splenda, and I don't use the tablespoon of water it calls
for at the end of the list. I use a glass pan and it's done in 30 mins.

The icing was from this thread. I find that Charski's recipes don't usually need
tweaking for my taste. I did cut the recipe in half (used 2 egg yolks) since the
cake I made was only a single layer.

Dividing the cake into 8 pieces, each serving (with icing) is:
330 Calories; 26g Fat (54.4% calories from fat); 12g Protein;
37g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 25g Sugar Alcohols;
230mg Cholesterol; 471mg Sodium

The sugar alcohols come from isomalt and erythritol. You can choose to deduct
them or not. I deduct them.


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