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Old 07-05-2011, 01:59 PM   #151
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Please can anyone advise me on what to do to restart? I completed the deplete week in May and went on to week 2 and 3. Then I fell off, started body for life diet and lost ten pounds but now I want to carb cycle again and dont know if I am supposed to do the whole deplete again or start with week two. Please help.
Re-start as cynthialynn advised ~ I think it is no more than 2 depletes in one year BUT who needs it ~ you've still been dieting.



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Old 07-05-2011, 07:13 PM   #152
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cynthialynn. thanks so muc for the response. I have been on carb down since yesterday and was just gonna start from week 2. May I ask where you were able to find this information? I thoughth I saw it in the book the first time I read it but could not find it anywhere. Also, on carb down days, do you eat more fat? I have been adding a serving of fat to all the meals except the one with a starch. Is this right? I am trying not to go too low in calories in carb down, and the book seems to say to add fats, please tell me what you do on carb down days. I know the body needs fuel from somewhere if it is not getting it from fat. Thanks.
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cynthialynn. thanks so muc for the response. I have been on carb down since yesterday and was just gonna start from week 2. May I ask where you were able to find this information? I thoughth I saw it in the book the first time I read it but could not find it anywhere. Also, on carb down days, do you eat more fat? I have been adding a serving of fat to all the meals except the one with a starch. Is this right? I am trying not to go too low in calories in carb down, and the book seems to say to add fats, please tell me what you do on carb down days. I know the body needs fuel from somewhere if it is not getting it from fat. Thanks.
Hi, See page 155. 156. When I have started over, I think I did 5 carb down then 2 base line and then started on week 2. That way I had an 8 week cycle. I think it is pretty flexible, so do what works for you. I liked to keep it at 8 weeks. Best Wishes!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:35 AM   #154
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Hey gals, I just started "crack" yesterday. My dh and I are doing this together. We did it once before and liked it, do not know why we stopped. Anyway here we are again. We are on day 2 of carb deplete. We didn't get to start on Monday, we just got back from a long vacation to Disney and the beach and needed to shop. So we will carb deplete next Monday too and then go on with Tuesday the way it is. I think that will work. Yesterday I really missed those carbs, but looking at all the labels I realized how many carbs I'd been eating or drinking, OOOOOOOOOH, not good. Will chime in and let you know how we're doing. Dh seemed to do really well yesterday, I did too, I just missed my carbs.

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Hey gals, I just started "crack" yesterday. My dh and I are doing this together. We did it once before and liked it, do not know why we stopped. Anyway here we are again. We are on day 2 of carb deplete. We didn't get to start on Monday, we just got back from a long vacation to Disney and the beach and needed to shop. So we will carb deplete next Monday too and then go on with Tuesday the way it is. I think that will work. Yesterday I really missed those carbs, but looking at all the labels I realized how many carbs I'd been eating or drinking, OOOOOOOOOH, not good. Will chime in and let you know how we're doing. Dh seemed to do really well yesterday, I did too, I just missed my carbs.

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:29 PM   #156
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:48 PM   #157
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Also, on carb down days, do you eat more fat? I have been adding a serving of fat to all the meals except the one with a starch. Is this right? I am trying not to go too low in calories in carb down, and the book seems to say to add fats, please tell me what you do on carb down days. I know the body needs fuel from somewhere if it is not getting it from fat. Thanks.
Yes - that is right you add a serving of fat to each meal except the one with a starch. If you follow the plan as listed - you should have no problems getting all the calories you need.
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Cynthia...thanks so much for the input. I have been feeling like I am doin it wron. Due to some inconsistencies I have found in the book, I guess I have been overly paranoid. I find carb down days to be the hardest due to lack of meal choices. Do you have any favorite recipes or snacks that help you throuh those days? I just dont know how many ways to eat pprotein alone, now with carbs...yes. lol
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Cynthia, If I may ask, how much did you lose on the first go of Crack....I am looking at your stats, but I don't which is current, begining and goal. I am assuming you are 125 is that right? wow
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:21 AM   #160
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Cynthia...thanks so much for the input. I have been feeling like I am doin it wron. Due to some inconsistencies I have found in the book, I guess I have been overly paranoid. I find carb down days to be the hardest due to lack of meal choices. Do you have any favorite recipes or snacks that help you throuh those days? I just dont know how many ways to eat pprotein alone, now with carbs...yes. lol
Hi. For me the protein drinks flavored, Caramel Toffee Fudge help a lot on carb deplete days.
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I like the protein shakes on carb deplete days. They are really good if you put them in the freezer and then it's like a milk shake.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:50 AM   #162
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I like the protein shakes on carb deplete days. They are really good if you put them in the freezer and then it's like a milk shake.
Yes, And I bought one of those bullet type blenders, and it does a great job!
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Hello Y'All,

I am new here. Thanks for all the posts they are very informitive. Last month I did the first week carb deplete and did well. No probs and lost 11 lbs. As I started week 2 day 2 my fam and I went on vacation sooo I blew it epic-ly. That being said I have since put back on 5 lbs. Not so good. I hope to start back on after a trip I take next week.

I was wondering, Do I need to do a Deplete week every time I mess up (restart)? I also bought Conquer and there is no deplete the first week, why is that? Which is best? I feel the deplete makes more sense for a "beginner". To get your body reset, flushed or whatever. I was spot on and then Conquer kinda threw me off.

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Old 07-07-2011, 10:31 AM   #164
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Hello Y'All,

I am new here. Thanks for all the posts they are very informitive. Last month I did the first week carb deplete and did well. No probs and lost 11 lbs. As I started week 2 day 2 my fam and I went on vacation sooo I blew it epic-ly. That being said I have since put back on 5 lbs. Not so good. I hope to start back on after a trip I take next week.

I was wondering, Do I need to do a Deplete week every time I mess up (restart)? I also bought Conquer and there is no deplete the first week, why is that? Which is best? I feel the deplete makes more sense for a "beginner". To get your body reset, flushed or whatever. I was spot on and then Conquer kinda threw me off.

Have a awesome day!!
Yea for your 11 pound weight loss. Sorry that you gained back 5 but at least you didn't gain it all back. I gained 4 on my vacation too. I just started deplete this week. I have both books conquer and crack and I'm not sure why there is no deplete week, except I think someone mentioned that most people do conquer after crack, so you would've already did a deplete week. As for if you should deplete again I don't know I'll leave that to some of the other crackers. I was on here before under another name and couldn't find myself. So I started again. But some of these ladies have been here for a while and they are awesome. Good look on your future weight loss and don't be discouraged, you can do this.
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Yea for your 11 pound weight loss. Sorry that you gained back 5 but at least you didn't gain it all back. I gained 4 on my vacation too. I just started deplete this week. I have both books conquer and crack and I'm not sure why there is no deplete week, except I think someone mentioned that most people do conquer after crack, so you would've already did a deplete week. As for if you should deplete again I don't know I'll leave that to some of the other crackers. I was on here before under another name and couldn't find myself. So I started again. But some of these ladies have been here for a while and they are awesome. Good look on your future weight loss and don't be discouraged, you can do this.
Thankyou Christy,
I think I am gonna just do as you said Crack then Conquer. Though the recipes in Conquer are helpful. I will keep my eyes on the posts from the other ladies I have already got some great tips.

Keep up the good work 7 days goes by fast. I know when mine was over I found an new love, OATMEAL!!! Who knew? I cant wait to start again.
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Cynthia...thanks so much for the input. I have been feeling like I am doin it wron. Due to some inconsistencies I have found in the book, I guess I have been overly paranoid. I find carb down days to be the hardest due to lack of meal choices. Do you have any favorite recipes or snacks that help you throuh those days? I just dont know how many ways to eat pprotein alone, now with carbs...yes. lol
There are quite a few inconsistencies in the book - but try not to over think it.
I never found carb down days to be that hard. After all - you do get one serving of starch those days! As far as snacks go - I relied on protein shakes and low fat cheese sticks to get me through.
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Cynthia, If I may ask, how much did you lose on the first go of Crack....I am looking at your stats, but I don't which is current, begining and goal. I am assuming you are 125 is that right? wow
I am at 122-124 at the moment and have been maintaining for several years.
I lost just over 15 lbs on my first round.
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Hello Y'All,

I am new here. Thanks for all the posts they are very informitive. Last month I did the first week carb deplete and did well. No probs and lost 11 lbs. As I started week 2 day 2 my fam and I went on vacation sooo I blew it epic-ly. That being said I have since put back on 5 lbs. Not so good. I hope to start back on after a trip I take next week.

I was wondering, Do I need to do a Deplete week every time I mess up (restart)? I also bought Conquer and there is no deplete the first week, why is that? Which is best? I feel the deplete makes more sense for a "beginner". To get your body reset, flushed or whatever. I was spot on and then Conquer kinda threw me off.

Have a awesome day!!
No need to deplete again if you did a clean deplete before. Just do 5 carb down days and then finish the rest of week 2. So CCCCCDB - then onto week 3. Those 5 lbs will be gone before you know it. The Conquer book is meant to be followed after Crack. Conquer didn't do anything for me - so I stayed with Crack.
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Down 5.6 pounds for deplete week. YEA!!!!

How is everyone doing?

Is anyone out there? LOL

Have a great day everyone.
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Way to go Christy!
Congrats on making it through deplete week!
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:58 AM   #171
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Down 5.6 pounds for deplete week. YEA!!!!

How is everyone doing?

Is anyone out there? LOL

Have a great day everyone.
GREAT LOSS!!! Congratulations
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Thanks gals. It's nice to have everyone cheering you on. BTW Dh is doing this with me and he lost 5.4.

You gals are awesome. Hope everyone has a wonderful wonderful day.

BTW do you think the bed feel better now that we took 11 pounds out of it? LOL
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Hi everyone, so glad this is still going. I did Crack a few years ago, didn't lose a lot on it but I didn't follow the way I should of either. Still have both Crack and Conquer. I need to do something and I like that this plan really doesn't deprive you of anything.

I was thinking of starting tomorrow, but I think it best that I start on Monday and get my kitchen and groceries and menu ready to start.

So I will watch what I eat until Monday and start with you all Monday.


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Hellooooooooooo!!!! Anybody out there? LOL

I'm still doing good maintaining. Hope everyone is doing great.
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Heeelloooooooooo!
Still maintaining here.
Hope all is well with everyone.
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Girl I just knew you would check in!!! I am FINALLY in maintenance.

Glad that you are still doing good.
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Welcome to maintenance!
I still can't believe that I have been able to maintain my weight for so long. First time in my life I have been able to do that. Gotta love Wendy Chant!
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