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Old 05-08-2013, 07:48 AM   #721
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This is working so well. I'm learning how to make this a natural way of eating. The last few days I've been loging food on line as usual, just to make sure I'm in a reasonable calorie and carb range for the day. Now I'm starting feel confident enough to let go of that and just write it down along with my daily weight. I'm finding that if I do the cm's as advised the cravings are even less than when I'm in ketosis. Yesterday I wasn't even hungry till 2 pm. The other thing....and this is scary for me...I'm learning what "reasonable" is. I mean, I think I can just eyeball portions instead of weighing and measuring. From the age of 9, I've either been dieting or off the wagon. I still need some structure, so I'm keeping a handle on the fruit,starches and treats. Last night I had a roasted potato, a mango, a tiny piece of dark chocolate and a cognac.....without feeling out of control....this is living !!
I know. I absolutely love feeling this way: not being hungry, being able to eat the everyday foods I always love. Slowly losing weight. It is fabulous!

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Old 05-10-2013, 08:30 AM   #722
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I have to get my brain back to CAD. It works, I just have to get back to cooking that way, now that I have a life back.................

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Hello! I just ordered this book but decided to use the principles from what I read at the beginning of the forum to start today! I am really excited, because this plan sounds very maintainable for life!! I started today with 2 egg/1 egg white omelette with feta cheese, green peppers and a few cherry tomatoes. As well as cold coffee with 2oz half&half.

I think the hardest part for me will be the no snacking! Especially since I always have a big snack around 3-4pm. Hopefully this plan will finally let me only eat 3 meals a day!!
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Hello! I just ordered this book but decided to use the principles from what I read at the beginning of the forum to start today! I am really excited, because this plan sounds very maintainable for life!! I started today with 2 egg/1 egg white omelette with feta cheese, green peppers and a few cherry tomatoes. As well as cold coffee with 2oz half&half.

I think the hardest part for me will be the no snacking! Especially since I always have a big snack around 3-4pm. Hopefully this plan will finally let me only eat 3 meals a day!!
After eating this way for a couple weeks, the SF drinks in between meals is my biggest dilema. But this way of eating works if one can stick with it.
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Hi everyone, I am on the Big Breakfast Diet but have had a few late ones as of late. Had to have my RM or BB around noon since it was Mother's Day and all but this one meal a day is the key for me to keep hunger away. I love being able to go to a restaurant and eat what I like.
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Hi all I am still here too. Just busy with barn chores, getting one last breeding cycle in on my rabbits before the weather gets too hot, getting new pigs, sheared my angora rabbits AND alpacas, gettting my wildflower garden set up and bringing in new medicinal and native plants, oh ya, AND setting up hives and driving to pick up bees today! LOL

Today is my LOWEST weight yet. Today I am officially 7 months into this WOE and my weight is now 214.6 lbs. Yes, a hair over 20 lbs lost in 7 months is super slow..... but.... I have not changed the amounts nor really the types of food I am eating for the most part. However I am eating more protein and veggies than ever but I am still eating each and all the junk carbs I want.

This last week I have slowly been inching my RM to earlier and while not true SEC nor BB, usually have by big meal 9 am to 12 and most days only eat that one meal. Sometimes another CM later. (Remember I am doing what Rachael Heller did by mainly eating only an RM daily combined with IF and adding an extreme LC CM again later if needed). Not true CAD or CALP really but I am finding it is what is working for me.

I can say objectively that my body does not like eating the RM as early as it does later in the day, but it is doeable. I notice I get more shaky later, sometimes tired after eating, and hungry again usually right around bed time. I can power through since I can just drink a glass of water and sleep it off but when I usually start eating a CM around 12 or 2pm and then again later at night I am not sleepy, shaky, nor do I ever even feel hungry once. Just a few things I notice and want to report on. I did have one "free day" a couple of Sunday's ago (allowed on the BB diet) and also recently TOM. I am going to watch this next week to see if weight creeps back up because I have been wondering if it takes a week or so for any "oopsies" on this IR type diet to show up on the scale. Day to day gains are just water.

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how long before weight loss??

My husband and I have just started CAD. Can anybody share about how long before the weight loss actually starts???
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It's been about two weeks,Ksenphil, and for me and it hasn't started yet (lol). I was about a week into this when I got sick and started craving nothing but carbs. I'm starting over from scratch today. To answer your question, I'm sure it's different from person to person.. I did CAD many years ago and took off 35 lbs on a pretty high amount of calories. That time it took about two weeks before the weight started to come off, But then I steadily took off 1 lb per week. I'm older now, have a lower starting weight and have been low carb for some time. I have a feeling this will all have to factor in somehow. Right now I'm glad to have the cravings diminish and not have to count carbs and calories all day long. It sounds too good to be true, and if I hadn't had the positive experience before I probably wouldn't be trying it now.
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Hey! I was just wondering can I drink water with half a lemon squeezed into it in between meals? I did it today, and did not find I was craving anything right after.
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Hey! I was just wondering can I drink water with half a lemon squeezed into it in between meals? I did it today, and did not find I was craving anything right after.
I get along ok with lemon. It is only the SF drinks in between that cause me trouble.

If it doesn't seem to bother you, I would say no harm. Just monitor it.
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My husband and I have just started CAD. Can anybody share about how long before the weight loss actually starts???
The weight loss rate can differ for everyone. The less you eat and more you exercise will expidite it, but for me this is for life and I am not going to limit foods and do anything special exercise wise, unless of course I feel like it. This is how I have failed time and time again by doing extreme diets, false activity level exercise that I have no hope of maintaining. I am going to post below my weekly averages for you to see.

I am now 7 months into this and have lost 20lbs. That is fairly slow weight loss but when you factor in that I eat 1800-2600 calories a day (on the days I have done random audits), I eat any and all types of foods and most days my RM's are not balanced. I strive for balance but do not go crazy on being strict either.

The rules I do follow to the T are: extreme low carb for my CM's.
RM is to be one hour. In fact any meal is to be in one hour, including CM's. I also follow closer to the way Rachael Heller described her weight loss which was by eating one meal a day. I say about half the week I eat only a RM. It is not a struggle at all and I am just not hungry! The other half of the week I will usually have one CM to go with it. I listen to my body and if I am hungry I eat. If not, I don't. But I do have the RM daily!

I try to eat both my CM and RM over a 5-8 hour period. (Called Intermittent Fasting to eat over a shorter period of time). I look at it that I eat plenty of protein and LOTS AND LOTS of veggies during my CM's. That way at RM time if I am feeling for more carbs I go for it. I feel this is "balanced" over the course of the day, not the meal. Yes, not what was in the book, but still getting your daily allotments of carbs, protein, fats, phytonutrients, fiber, etc, and I find it controls my insulin resistance and symptoms. I am still losing, just slow. This is what works for me after 7 months of tinkering with following the plan with 2 CM's and a balanced RM. I realized I was eating over 12-14 hours on my days at work and when I brought my CM and RM closer together and cut out the breakfast CM I actually got less hungry and lost weight better.

Yes, I am cutting out more calories this way but I do eat big RM's. The other key to this woe is to do the daily wts. It will be tedious but it is the only way you will see the overall trends and weight loss which is NOT from day to day but from week to week. Especially if you are eating a lot like me and the weight loss is slow that is the best way for you to see that you are in fact still losing.

I do totally encourage you and anyone else reading this post to follow the guidelines in the books. When I restarted CAD this time around I actually followed the newer book CALP the first 4 months or so and I was very balanced. I started to plateau and actually discovered kind of by accident when I started adding the coffee with cream which is "on plan" it actually stalled my weight loss big time. I tried making sure I drank it within 15 minutes, I even did this within my breakfast CM's to see if that would help. It didn't. It took me a while to put 2 and 2 together that it was the coffee. As an experiment I didn't drink any coffee for about 2 months, then 2 days in a row had a black iced decaf americano and gained 2 pounds! So.... my point is even though things may or may not be on plan according to the book you have to figure our your particular metabolism. There are plenty of people who can ingest SF and AS stuff and still lose. I can't. A lot of folks can't. That is why in the newer CALP books the Heller's took it out. However, the reason I still recommend following the guidelines at least in the beginning is that is the way the Heller's studied it and with a large group of people so their guidelines work for most people. You are the ultimate scientist with your body and you just have to be objective and study what works for you.

If you think about eating this WOE as a way to counteract your insulin resistance, and not about it being low calorie or carb restrictive diet you can see the beauty of it.

Hope this helps

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MIW can you give some examples of our RM's?
Yes! I take GTF chromium daily as per the books.

This was an RM only day at a BBQ I had a bowl of manilla clams (about 1 c of the clam meat) dipped in butter, a big handfull of strawberries, a BBQ pulled pork sandwich on a small bun, a can of budweiser beer, a regular sized snickers bar, drank about 2liters of water that day, maybe more. No CM that day so I didn't get my usual large salad so sad about missing out on veggies but it was a special occaision.

These are my meals usually one day a week when I am at work: For lunch CM I will have a large 4-6 C salad of mixed greens with regular Hidden Valley Ranch dressing, 2 TBSP of coconut oil, a burger pattie, sometimes 2, and a string cheese. Then for RM at a sushi bar I will have about 16-20 pc of sushi of any type dipped in soy sauce and wasabi, a large dark Saporo japanese beer, and a small oreo cookie milkshake and small slice of cheese cake that I get from Jack in the Box drive thru for dessert. I also drink at least 2 liters of water/ plain herbal teas like chamomile and peppermint.

Some days if I am on the road I have an RM only day and it will be Taco Bell. One day I got a soft taco, crunchy taco, a gordita, a chicken cheese quesidilla, the cinnstix, and ate 2 snickers bars. I also get the regular sized fruit punch that goes with the meal and I drink an additional 2L of water daily.

Yesterday at work I had for my lunch CM 2 eggs, 3 pc bacon, and a large 4 C salad with ranch dsg. For RM I was running late and had McDonalds: I got a grilled chicken with chili sauce wrap, a regular sized quarter pounder with cheese and fries meal, and a cherry pie. I also walked 2 miles that day for exercise but it was for fun and wasn't planned- just happened!

These are not my most usual RM's, just some recent memorable ones. At home where I have less temptation and more choices at my disposal I eat usually try to eat healthier foods. Most is organic, and I make a lot of smoothies that are with strawberries, bananas, grapes, apples, and also dandelion greens, cabbage, cilantro, parsley, spinach, celery, etc. Whenever I do go to fast food places I always get the "regular" or small sized stuff as a way to compensate for the amount of carbs and junk calories.

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Weekly Weight Loss Average Tracker:

Week 1- 235 (235)

Week 2- 231 229 (230) -5 lbs

Week 3- 228 (228) -1 lb

Week 4- 227 226 (226.5) -1.5 lbs

Week 5- 225 227 228 225 (226.25) -0.25 lbs

Week 6- 225 225 225.5 225.5 225 224 223.5 (224.79) -1.5 lbs

Week 7- 224 224 224 224 224 223 (223.83) -1 lb

Week 8- 224 225 224.5 224.5 224 224 224 (224.28) + 0.5 lb

Week 9- 222 224 225 222.5 223 222.5 223.5 (223.21) -1 lb

Week 10- 223 222.5 221.5 221 223 223 222 (222.29) -0.9 lb

Week 11- 221 223 221 221 221 224 223 (222) -0.30 lb

Week 12- 223 222 223 222 223 223 222.5 (222.64) +0.6 lb

Week 13- 222 222 220 222 222 221 221 (221.43) -1.20 lbs

Week 14- 221.5 222 223 223 221.5 222 218 (221.57) +0.14 lb

Week 15- 220 221 223 221 221 221.5 222.5 (221.43) -0.14 lb

Week 16- 224 221 X 221.5 223 223 223 (222.58) +1.15 lbs

Week 17- 220 221 221 221 221 220 220 (220.57) -2 lbs

Week 18- 220 220 220.5 220 220 220 219.5 (220) -0.57 lb

Week 19- 220 218 219 218.5 218.5 218.5 217.5 (218.57) -1.43

Week 20- 218.5 219.5 220 220 220 220 220 (219.7) +1.10

Week 21- 218.5 218.5 218.5 218.5 217.5 217.5 218 (218.14) -1.56

Week 22- 219.5 219.5 220 220 219.5 218.5 218.5 (219.36) +1.22

Week 23- 216 215.5 217 217.5 216.5 215 215 (216.07) -3.29

Week 24- 215.5 X X 217 215.8 216.8 217.4 (216.5) +0.43

Week 25- 215.5 217 216 217 217.6 217.8 215.8 (216.67) +0.17

Week 26- 218.2 X 219 217.8 219.2 218.2 X (218.5) +1.81

Week 27- 217 216.6 216 216.6 217 217.8 219 (217.14) -1.36

Week 28- 217.6 217 216.6 216.6 217 217.6 217 (217.06) -0.08

Week 29- 216.2 216.8 214.6 215.8 215.8

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I get along ok with lemon. It is only the SF drinks in between that cause me trouble.

If it doesn't seem to bother you, I would say no harm. Just monitor it.
How are you doing? Is tax season closed yet or still up to your elbows? Glad you are back!

My hubby likes water with lemon and didn't seem to derail him but he slid off CAD and grazes all day so hard to say if he was losing or not while doing it.

I just stick to water or plain herbal teas. I love peppermint tea over ice now. Wonderful!
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speaking of lemon water, what do the hellers think about having it inbetween meals? i've read that lemon water's good for elimination.
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speaking of lemon water, what do the hellers think about having it inbetween meals? i've read that lemon water's good for elimination.
I am pretty sure I remember them saying to avoid it in one of the books. Even if not however, you want to avoid ANYTHING between CM's that will cause excess insulin surges. The CAD was develped for people with insulin resistance. It is a precursor to diabetes. If you have IR, your body releases several times more (up to 10x's from some things I have read) than the "normal" metabolic response. That is why we are so good at being hungry, never satisfied, and at storing fat.

For this woe to really work, you need to not think about it as a diet to lose weight but as a way to avoid insulin release. Everything you do to cause insulin release like chewing gum, drinking anything but water, herbal teas, for some people coffee, eating veggies, any snacking, etc will cause more insulin release and sabotage your efforts. You will know when the diet is working NOT because you are losing weight but because you are no longer hungry all the time, no longer mindless thinking about food, no cravings, no sleepiness, etc. The weight loss will follow.

I have often said it is not what people are eating during their 1 hour RM time but what they are doing the other 23 hours of the day that makes a difference on them losing weight or not.

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Today was an RM only day eaten within an hour and I started at 2pm.

3 C chicken noodle medley (prepackaged) 900 cal
4 oz baked chicken meat 135 cal
6 C mixed baby green salad 45 cal
4 TBSP Hidden Valley Ranch dsg 280 cal
4 C water melon 185 cal
10 regular oreo cookies 400 cal

Total Calories: 1945

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For fun, here is another of my daily tabulations of my RM. Today was another RM only day that I started at 10:45am and was done by 11:45am.

2 large flour tortillas 380 cal
1/2 C mozarella chz 180 cal
1 C shredded baked chicken 125 cal
1/3 C salsa 30 cal
1/3 C sour cream 180 cal
6 C salad 100 cal
3 TBSP creamy balsamic dsg 135 cal
16oz iced caramel mocha 2% 330 cal
10 oreo cookies 400 cal

Total calories: 1860 cal

I don't count frequently and only do random checks to be sure I am getting ENOUGH calories, not to see if I am staying beneath a certain amount. Sounds weird but I am actually worried about going too low and reaching starvation mode... I figure as long as I can eat this much and continue to lose I will do so

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This week is my lowest weekly avg in 7 months!!! Just wanted to share You can see how there are ups and downs and it is slow but this is the point how you just have to stick with this WOE and not give up and track track track as that is the only way you will see the downward trends.

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Week 18- 220 220 220.5 220 220 220 219.5 (220) -0.57 lb

Week 19- 220 218 219 218.5 218.5 218.5 217.5 (218.57) -1.43

Week 20- 218.5 219.5 220 220 220 220 220 (219.7) +1.10

Week 21- 218.5 218.5 218.5 218.5 217.5 217.5 218 (218.14) -1.56

Week 22- 219.5 219.5 220 220 219.5 218.5 218.5 (219.36) +1.22

Week 23- 216 215.5 217 217.5 216.5 215 215 (216.07) -3.29

Week 24- 215.5 X X 217 215.8 216.8 217.4 (216.5) +0.43

Week 25- 215.5 217 216 217 217.6 217.8 215.8 (216.67) +0.17

Week 26- 218.2 X 219 217.8 219.2 218.2 X (218.5) +1.81

Week 27- 217 216.6 216 216.6 217 217.8 219 (217.14) -1.36

Week 28- 217.6 217 216.6 216.6 217 217.6 217 (217.06) -0.08

Week 29- 216.2 216.8 214.6 215.8 215.8 216.2 216.3 (215.9) -1.12
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I have trouble actaully getting over 2000 calories, especially if I am only doing one meal a day. I am trying to move my RM earlier in the day based off a lot of people having excellent results with doing it earlier. Makes it a bit harder if it turns out to be an RM only day for me because I usually do not get hungry again until about an hour or 2 before bed and by then I am not ready to break my fast just to appease my hunger. Today I did RM at 10:04-11:04am and will be busy all day but will probably get hungry again right at bedtime and will just drink some water and sleep it off. Funny how when I wake up the next day I am not hungry at all.

Todays RM:

1 1/2 toasted tuna fish sandwiches on whole wheat: 800 cal

20 oz homemade caramel mocha ice latte with 2%: 400 cal

Large smoothie of strawberry, banana, grapes,
mandarin oranges, watermelon, apple: 390 cal

1 fried egg: 80 cal

1 pc bacon: 50 cal

4 oreo cookies: 160 cal

1 C mixed greens: siberian miner's lettuce,
cilantro, parsley: 10 cal

Total Calories: 1890 calories

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Hi! I was wondering if CALP would work for me. I have binging problem and low carb does not seem to solve it. Anyone knows if this diet is a recommended for bingers. I am afraid that the RM will be a carb fest for me. How soon the cravings go away when you start CALP?
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Hi! I was wondering if CALP would work for me. I have binging problem and low carb does not seem to solve it. Anyone knows if this diet is a recommended for bingers. I am afraid that the RM will be a carb fest for me. How soon the cravings go away when you start CALP?
No you will not binge! Especially if you follow the rules strictly and follow CALP. It will take about 3 days for most people to begin to see the difference. You will know because you won't be hungry. Believe me it will happen.

By CALP and the strict rules: For your RM stick to the one hour rule. This has to do with insulin release and also to prevent people from binging. It is a mental thing to know you have to be done in an hour, plus insulin release is biphasic. This means as soon as you start thinking, smelling, foods or eating your body instantly will release insulin. If you have been fasting or eating extreme low carb it will release the initial phase of insulin in less amounts than if you had been eating carbs or grazing all day long. Eating longer also causes the body to release even more insulin. So, if you stop eating after an hour it will release less insulin for the subsiquent phase.

The next rule for CALP is that you should start with a 2 C salad at every RM. Then make sure your plate is 1/3 protein/fat, 1/3 more veggies, and 1/3 carb of your choice. You eyeball it. Don't have to count carbs or calories, nor weight. Just eyeball it and be honest. Next rule: if you want to go back for more carbs you must also go back for 1/3 more of each protein/fat, and additional veggie. This will fill you up, balance the carbs so less insulin is released, and keep you from carb binging if you feel you are a carbaholic.

Remember this diet WILL help people who are true carb addicts: ie insulin resistant. Once you have less insulin in your body which will take about 3 days for the metabolism to adjust, you will have less cravings and less hunger. Maybe even NO HUNGER at all which happens to many many of us Also, your body will start to respond to insulin the way it was supposed to: it will release seratonin normally again and you will feel better, and more importantly you will feel full and not get hungry again shortly after eating! Yipee. That is the breakthrough of this diet as for those of us who are insulin resistant usually always get hungry again shortly after eating and never feel satisfied. That is because we constantly have insulin in the blood stream in higher amounts that non-insulin resistant folks and why we store fat better as well.

The weight loss is slow but does happen. If you go back and start at the beginning of this thread and read all the rules, articles, etc and through many of our posts you will see there are many of us who have been at this a long time and it really does work. Focus on this diet as a way of life to control insulin resistant symptoms. The weight loss that comes with it is a side benefit.

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MIW- Thank you so very much for explaining this. I know I have the book and also the stress eating book but never really followed the diet. I will start reading tonight and get started right away. Maybe this will fix my issues. Thanks once again!
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MIW- Thank you so very much for explaining this. I know I have the book and also the stress eating book but never really followed the diet. I will start reading tonight and get started right away. Maybe this will fix my issues. Thanks once again!
I have not read the SEC book but I know people who have who swear by eating first thing in the morning all their carbs as their RM and say they are fine all day. I notice I still get a bit shaky later in the day and hungry but you never know it might work for you to get your carbs and big meal out of the way first thing as others claim it aided them with binging issues. I'd be curious what your experience will be. It is something to consider as it may help out with that. I know for me personally as the day drags on I get kind of bummed that my eating is done for the day and I can fast and go longer in the morning/afternoon with looking forward to eating so for me not sure if it is more mental or not? Today I ate between 10-11am and it is after 5pm and I have been busy and not thought about food once and feel fine so maybe it just depends on the day? Also, I know you are supposed to be sure to eat at least 7 ounces (not grams) of protein which is quite a bit to be sure to avoid crashing later in the day so keep that in mind if you try The Stress Eating Cure or Big Breakfast type diet with eating your carbs as your am meal.

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I LOVE CAD/ONE MEAL A DAY! This works people. I was doing the Big Breakfast Diet which is just like CAD but was having so many special occasions later in the day that I just switched my rm breakfasts to lunch or dinner. I do like the social and fun times so it is doable. But I also like eat an early rm too. It is nice to be able to change things up. Today is Mexican, cookies and Starbucks. YUM! At least 2500 calories worth.
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I LOVE CAD/ONE MEAL A DAY! This works people. I was doing the Big Breakfast Diet which is just like CAD but was having so many special occasions later in the day that I just switched my rm breakfasts to lunch or dinner. I do like the social and fun times so it is doable. But I also like eat an early rm too. It is nice to be able to change things up. Today is Mexican, cookies and Starbucks. YUM! At least 2500 calories worth.
Yes I know! Because of your success I have slowly inched my way to eating RM earlier in the day. And most days I now do an RM only.

Gues what folks? Today is my lowest weight since Nov 1st: 214.8 lbs!

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Today's RM eaten 9:20-10:20am:

2 large fried pork chops with salt and pepper and olive oil (no breading)
6 C salad with approx. 4 TBSP regular Hidden Valley Ranch Dsg.
20oz iced decaf vanilla-caramel sauce latte with 1 C whole milk
1/2 C vanilla ice cream
1/4 can root beer (to make a small root beer float)
2 large brownies

This will most likely be another RM only day but Hubby is getting back on CAD with me and is baking a chicken for later so I may have a CM later within 8 hours and have more salad as well. We'll see. I am noticing each day how I feel so full all day long even eating so early. I have also found the key to doing RM only is to get really full as well.

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MIW, you should just try one week on one meal a day only and try to have it at breakfast........just for a week to see what happens. I bet you would drop even more.
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OMG people this really works! Today I am 213 lbs! I can now say that switching RM to breakfast really does work. I am losing faster and more consistantly the last 2 weeks since I switched RM to breakfast.

The key: be sure to get at least 7 oz of protein (that is quite a bit) otherwise you will be hungry later and maybe even shakey. That happened to me and was why I didn't like it at first. Also, I am sure to really get stuffed. I know sounds like being bingy but it is not. I also strive for balance but if I can't, I do eat another CM later with protein/veggies to be sure I got my veggies in for the day. I have not been hungry almost all day long now. I usually do get some hunger but it is right before going to bed and is totally manageable. I still have tons of energy. I do not eat right when I get up but I am striving to have my RM anywhere from 9-12 and most days now (more common than not) I have not been hungry at all and am doing RM only. I still do random audits and I am getting plenty of calories so I know it is not because I am cutting back.

Just want to share my experience to let others know more about the latest Heller's book The Stress Eating Cure and that doing RM for breakfast is doable and some might find it works better for them than dinner. Find what works for you!

Here are some example weights from the last couple of months and you can see the last 2 weeks have been losing much faster- even day to day. The results speak for themselves!

Week 22- 219.5 219.5 220 220 219.5 218.5 218.5 (219.36) +1.22

Week 23- 216 215.5 217 217.5 216.5 215 215 (216.07) -3.29
***(This week is when I went from 2 CM's and RM over 10-14 hour period down to 1 CM and an RM or RM only some days over the course of 4-8 hours of eating)

Week 24- 215.5 X X 217 215.8 216.8 217.4 (216.5) +0.43

Week 25- 215.5 217 216 217 217.6 217.8 215.8 (216.67) +0.17

Week 26- 218.2 X 219 217.8 219.2 218.2 X (218.5) +1.81
***(TOM and eating more over 10 hours again)

Week 27- 217 216.6 216 216.6 217 217.8 219 (217.14) -1.36

Week 28- 217.6 217 216.6 216.6 217 217.6 217 (217.06) -0.08

Week 29- 216.2 216.8 214.6 215.8 215.8 216.2 216.2 (215.9) -1.12

Week 30- 215.4 214.8 213
***(Starting during week 28 consistent with eating RM earlier and most days are RM only except when at work then I do CM lunch and RM dinner)

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