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Old 09-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #1081
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To meet my goal of 170, I have kissed off then entire month of September. That means I have to lose .24 lbs per day until year end.

That is 1.5 lbs per week. I still think I can do this. And moving every day will help.

Restaurants are going to be a problem again this week. DH and I are still planning trip to Arkansas to watch DD play softball this weekend. Hopefully enough family support here for Mom while we are gone. DD in college kind of depressed about Gma not doing well. So we thought important to still go see her as planned.

I think I can get DH to go along with 2 meals per day while on the road. Need to get some peanuts for snacks. What other LC snacks are there that travel easy and do not require refrigeration?
Pepperoni sticks, beef jerky, radishes, celery sticks, cheese sticks, almonds (if doing that sort of thing). If you could bring a cooler you could actually do all sorts of neat things like turkey meat cream cheese roll-ups, other deli meats, cheeses, whatever low-carb veggies. Good luck! Take TONS of water with you

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Old 10-01-2013, 05:24 AM   #1082
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The almonds and lots of water are really good ideas. I also know most of those things can be picked up at a Walmart, and they are Everywhere.
Thanks.

DH just turned the weight loss into a competition, so that may help me be more determined.
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Good luck with the eating on your trip, iakaren.. I don't know if you like olives, but as far as I know they are low in carbs . so I have them sometimes if I get a real hunger attack. . I got my new scale yesterday and there was good news and bad news for me. . I am still showing a loss of about 5 lbs, but.. it's a higher read than the old scale, I kind of know that because of my Dr's office scale.. so now, my new scale is right on target with the Dr's. . I think that's a good thing because now when I go in every month I won't weigh a few lbs. more than I do at home. . .I want to mention something else, the last month or so I have not been eating a lot of bread.. carbs, yes, at meal times, but no bread.. so, this week I started having a sandwich because I'm trying to eat early.
Well, something has gone terribly wrong because I've had very bad stomach trouble, and I think I've finally figured out it's the gluten in the bread. . I'm going back to no gluten products and will see if that fixes the problem. . also I am learning that this program is what I want and need and it's helping me to discover and fix other things. . it truly is a process, and I plan to stay with it and get well,

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Good luck with the eating on your trip, iakaren.. I don't know if you like olives, but as far as I know they are low in carbs . so I have them sometimes if I get a real hunger attack. . I got my new scale yesterday and there was good news and bad news for me. . I am still showing a loss of about 5 lbs, but.. it's a higher read than the old scale, I kind of know that because of my Dr's office scale.. so now, my new scale is right on target with the Dr's. . I think that's a good thing because now when I go in every month I won't weigh a few lbs. more than I do at home. . .I want to mention something else, the last month or so I have not been eating a lot of bread.. carbs, yes, at meal times, but no bread.. so, this week I started having a sandwich because I'm trying to eat early.
Well, something has gone terribly wrong because I've had very bad stomach trouble, and I think I've finally figured out it's the gluten in the bread. . I'm going back to no gluten products and will see if that fixes the problem. . also I am learning that this program is what I want and need and it's helping me to discover and fix other things. . it truly is a process, and I plan to stay with it and get well,

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My weight went up 1.5 pounds from my dial scale to my digital scale and that bothered me for like 2 weeks! But I liked the more accurate decimal weights so it was a trade off. I know from home scale to my work scale there is a 5-10 pound difference depending on the day!!!! and you can't blame that ALL on clothes, LOL

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Ok everyone, today is MAJOR bragging rights day for me.

Today I am 211.8 lbs. That is my lowest weight in over 7 years. I also rechecked my measurements and lost another 1/2 inch off my waist and hips and 1/4 inch off my thighs.

The last time I weighed this much was my first year on the dog sledding trails in Canada. I have done WW, Zone, JC, juicing, whole foods, the pH diet (eating more alkaline foods) all in that time frame and the lowest I got with that was 213-217. I can say I finally busted through that several month long plateau. I kind of figured my body had that weight range as a "set point" because that had been my lowest weight in the last few years. I expect to see "set points" at 200, 195, and 180 because those are other milestone weights I had got to in the last 15 years and was able to stay at for over a year or more and I do think the body has a memory on those things.

I have recently switched my RM early morning. I still do one meal only most days, and try to have a CM snack (if I need it) before 3pm. This is based off of The Big Breakfast Diet that the Heller's recommended in their The Stress Eating Cure book. However, I still follow CAD/CALP rules and stick to one hour, "aim" for balance. I do eat my entire day's calories (usually) in my one RM, so we are talking 1800-2600 calories most days with 100-300gms carbs. I do not think of myself as a binge eater but I do know this is MUCH different than how I ate for my entire life leading up to this point and probably way more food in one sitting than a lot of other folks. But, I want to share my success at doing HIGH CALORIE eating because that is what I set out to prove if it could be done or not and I can see that it CAN be done!

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Congratulations, MIW! I've been following all your posts. What an exciting breakthrough!
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Thank you so much Yvonne. We are all here for each other and when I first started this back almost a year ago (November 1st 2012) I relied so much on these forums and went back and read EVERY thread on CAD in the archives on every online one I coud find! LOL

Since Nov. 1st, I here are my measurements:

Start wt: / Now:
235 / 211.8
Bust 50.5 inches / 46.5 -4 inches
Waist 47 inches / 41.5 -5.5 inches
Upper hips 53 inches / 49 -5 inches
Upper thigh 29.5 inches / 26.25 -3.25 inches
Biceps 15 inches / 13 -2 inches


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......................................(229.9)

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.......................(224)-5.1 lbs

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.......................(222.5) -2.3 lbs

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......................(221. -0.7 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......................(219.71) -2.09 lbs

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......................(217.51 lbs) -2.2 lbs

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.............(217.34) -0.2 lbs

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

Week 30- 215.4 214.8 213 213.6 215 218.5 215.1 (215.1) -0.8

Week 31- 214 216.2 215.4 214.8 214.4 214.8 215.8 (215.06) -0.04

Week 32- 217 216.6 216.2 216.6 216.6 216.2 217.4 (216.7) +1.6...........(215.69) -1.63

Week 33- 216 214.4 215.6 216.2 216.2 X 215.4 (215.6) -1.1

Week 34- 215.6 216.2 214.8 216.2 215.2 214.8 216.4 (215.6) -0

Week 35- 217 X 215.8 215.8 216 215 214.6 (215.7) +0.1

Week 36- 215.4 215.6 216 216.8 215.2 215.4 213.8 (215.5) -0.24..........(215.6) -0.09

Week 37- 216.8 215.4 X X X X X Vacation....

Week 38- X X X X X X X Vactaion.....

Week 39- X X X X 216.4 214.6 215 (215.6) +0.1

(I went on vacation and took 4 days off plan and it took all that time

to get back to my previous baseline! I decided to pick up where I

left off. The highest weight when I got back was 223 pounds!)

Week 40- 216.6 216.4 216.2 217 217 216.4 215.4 (216.43) +0.83

Week 41- 215.4 216.4 216.2 X 216.6 X 216.6 (216.24) -0.19

Week 42- 215.4 215.6 215.4 215.4 214.8 216 216 (215.51) -0.73.........(215.94) +0.35

(Wk 42 on Thurs Aug 15th started exercising)

Week 43- 215.4 215 215.8 X X 214.2 214.2 (214.92) -0.59

Week 44- 212.6 213.4 213.2 214 215 X 215.8 (214) -0.92

Week 45- 215 215.2 X 213.2 213.2 214 214.8 (214.23) +0.23

Week 46- X 214.4 215 216.6 217.8 216.4 214.2 (215.73) +1.50.............(214.72) -1.23lbs

Week 47- 215.2 216 X X 215.8 214.6 214.6 (215.24) -0.49

Week 48- 213.6 214 215.4 213.2 213.2 215 214.2 (214.09) -1.33

Week 49- 213 211.8

MIW

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Crawling back with tail between legs...
Gained back everything.
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So glad you are back and so sad you gained your hard work back. Not to despair. I am here and never left! I am almost a year in and doing HIGH calorie CAD and have lost almost 23 pounds. I NEVER looked at this as a diet and just as a way of life. You can too. Find what works for you, what seems "doable" day in and day out and it will never be a struggle or something that you go off of!

I am at least glad you see that what you tried didn't work and you are still willing to keep chipping away at it instead of just giving up. CAD or any similar version really does work. Nothing is perfect but we aren't looking for perfection. Just the "best" overall.

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I definitely want to lose weight, but more so I want to feel better. I feel sick. I feel old and sick and I don't think I should be feeling this way at 35.
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Ok everyone, today is MAJOR bragging rights day for me.

Today I am 211.8 lbs. That is my lowest weight in over 7 years. I also rechecked my measurements and lost another 1/2 inch off my waist and hips and 1/4 inch off my thighs.

The last time I weighed this much was my first year on the dog sledding trails in Canada. I have done WW, Zone, JC, juicing, whole foods, the pH diet (eating more alkaline foods) all in that time frame and the lowest I got with that was 213-217. I can say I finally busted through that several month long plateau. I kind of figured my body had that weight range as a "set point" because that had been my lowest weight in the last few years. I expect to see "set points" at 200, 195, and 180 because those are other milestone weights I had got to in the last 15 years and was able to stay at for over a year or more and I do think the body has a memory on those things.

I have recently switched my RM early morning. I still do one meal only most days, and try to have a CM snack (if I need it) before 3pm. This is based off of The Big Breakfast Diet that the Heller's recommended in their The Stress Eating Cure book. However, I still follow CAD/CALP rules and stick to one hour, "aim" for balance. I do eat my entire day's calories (usually) in my one RM, so we are talking 1800-2600 calories most days with 100-300gms carbs. I do not think of myself as a binge eater but I do know this is MUCH different than how I ate for my entire life leading up to this point and probably way more food in one sitting than a lot of other folks. But, I want to share my success at doing HIGH CALORIE eating because that is what I set out to prove if it could be done or not and I can see that it CAN be done!

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Wish I had stayed on plan this spring. You are a good example of how it can work if we stick with it.
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Yay! Good for you, MIW. . this is wonderful news. .looks like you are going to be in top shape for the big event you have been planning on. . very happy for you. . and yes, this is a lifestyle change, and a change that I can live with too. . I have done every diet known to man, and if I had any success, I have always been disappointed and gained back what I lost. . that is not happening with this woe, and I don't feel deprived in any way.

LowCarbAndrea, sorry for your bad experience with the recent diet, but I really do identify with how you feel about feeling sick. . I have learned so many things about my body since starting this Cad/Calp woe. . I've just figured out that I'm allergic to gluten , and the difference I feel is wonderful since stopping gluten. . there are a lot of things about our bodies, if there's a problem, that can make a person feel just awful. .I have been gently tweaking things since I started and it is all making a big difference. . like MIW, I have moved my RM up to mornings, and on most days, I am actually fasting for about 12 to 14 hours with very little trouble. .now I'm getting food out of my plan that may be draining my energy and causing me to not feel well. . hang in there, and remember since it's a lifestyle change , you can find what works for you, and then you can do it..good luck.
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Hi, I have been lurking for a week and have been so inspired by you all! I have done the CAD in the past 1992-1999 and lost about 20-30 lbs and kept it off until I having stomach upset(diarrhea) with this diet. The stomach, well bowel problem was solved by eating yogurt and getting everything back on track and then I got lazy. I was lazy in a sense of not trying new recipes and different things, I was one of those that was sick to death of another slab of meat!

Then I got pregnant and then life happened. I tried Adkins(yuck) and WW(starving) but had my mind made up, no CAD! But now I'm 153lbs and I'm only 5' and I'm ready to get back on CAD or CALP with yogurt on my RM and Citracel if things get off track.

When I did CAD in the past I think I was 120lbs starting out. I liked being around 95-100lbs, keep in mind I'm only 5' or 60" tall(short)!!! I would be happy to be 110lbs. I remember when I first started I seemed like it was a slow weight loss and took about 3-6 months before people noticed! But I liked how I felt, no foggy or muddled mind and no cravings so I stuck with it and it was so awesome when my pants were baggy!

I also had to hear all kinds of crazy comments from family friends and co-workers! Everybody swore I cracked the weight loss code and was dying to know how I did it! I would loan out my book and had to beg to get it back or buy another and not b/c they were doing the diet either! Keep in mind I had no computer and so no Amazon! Well I would ask, how is the new CAD doing, and they could not make eye contact, I knew then it was a no! Also I was shocked how mean and jealous some people could be about my weight loss!

Here are some of the silly comments;

1. THIS IS A FAD!

2. High protein diets are bad for your kidneys!

3. I can't quit carbs, ever!

4. It's your willpower!

5. I don't have time to cook the food, but they talk all day about the tv they watched all night!

6. That diet doesn't sound healthy, too much meat and fat!

I NEVER had a Dr. disagree with the diet, I think they were glad I wasn't overweight and my blood chemistries were very normal!

My question is as far as the sugar substitutes go, do you all still use them? I drank diet coke a lot and have cut back. I will try to quit the dt coke all together, but not today!
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Hi, I have been lurking for a week and have been so inspired by you all! I have done the CAD in the past 1992-1999 and lost about 20-30 lbs and kept it off until I having stomach upset(diarrhea) with this diet. The stomach, well bowel problem was solved by eating yogurt and getting everything back on track and then I got lazy. I was lazy in a sense of not trying new recipes and different things, I was one of those that was sick to death of another slab of meat!

Then I got pregnant and then life happened. I tried Adkins(yuck) and WW(starving) but had my mind made up, no CAD! But now I'm 153lbs and I'm only 5' and I'm ready to get back on CAD or CALP with yogurt on my RM and Citracel if things get off track.

When I did CAD in the past I think I was 120lbs starting out. I liked being around 95-100lbs, keep in mind I'm only 5' or 60" tall(short)!!! I would be happy to be 110lbs. I remember when I first started I seemed like it was a slow weight loss and took about 3-6 months before people noticed! But I liked how I felt, no foggy or muddled mind and no cravings so I stuck with it and it was so awesome when my pants were baggy!

I also had to hear all kinds of crazy comments from family friends and co-workers! Everybody swore I cracked the weight loss code and was dying to know how I did it! I would loan out my book and had to beg to get it back or buy another and not b/c they were doing the diet either! Keep in mind I had no computer and so no Amazon! Well I would ask, how is the new CAD doing, and they could not make eye contact, I knew then it was a no! Also I was shocked how mean and jealous some people could be about my weight loss!

Here are some of the silly comments;

1. THIS IS A FAD!

2. High protein diets are bad for your kidneys!

3. I can't quit carbs, ever!

4. It's your willpower!

5. I don't have time to cook the food, but they talk all day about the tv they watched all night!

6. That diet doesn't sound healthy, too much meat and fat!

I NEVER had a Dr. disagree with the diet, I think they were glad I wasn't overweight and my blood chemistries were very normal!

My question is as far as the sugar substitutes go, do you all still use them? I drank diet coke a lot and have cut back. I will try to quit the dt coke all together, but not today!
Welcome! As you know it is not a fad. Don't let the sabotagers get to you. They are all around from friends, family, even sadly spouses. You know what works and what doesn't. I have a co-worker on her millionth round of WW (we had done it together in the past as well) who is now off again (big surprise!) and I am still happily day in and day out almost a year into it.

I would say this is a WOE and not a diet at this point. I am a Registered Nurse and I work in cardiac! LOL I can tell you eating the standard diet (SAD) is a sure fire way to heart disease AND diebetes for those of us who are insulin resistant.

You can always work ANY health food into your diet and make exchanges of whole foods for junk. With CAD I found it can be as flexible as you want it to be and you can be low cal or high cal and it will work. The speed at which it works may be different for each of us depending on our approach to it but I am NEVER hungry and I love eating all the same foods and calories as my SAD but just following the CAD rules the weight is coming off. It is NOT a fad or gimmick.

There is another gal named Oriana who is in your weight range. She is 105-110 and is in maintenance and does High cal eating like me. It can work for anyone!

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Got hungry later today so went ahead and ate! 2 cans of rinsed green beans, a cheese stick, and half a stick of spicey elk pepperoni. Sure to be up on my weight tomorrow but I don't care. It's been salty last RM also and that usually makes me go up a bit!

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One of the most wonderful things about the woe is, you can make a little mistake and not ruin everything... I got soooo tired of chasing the same 5 lbs over and over on things like Juddd...and I know it's a program that works for a lot of people, but not for me. . I am in shock right now because I have lost 3 lbs in 3 days. . and yes, I did switch my big meal to morning, but it has been a gradual thing. . other changes have been gradual also. . when I found out one reason I felt so bad was the gluten, I stopped it..feeling so much better now... I also found out I need to take probiotics, and I'm doing that along with some good B vitamins. . this has been such a wonderful help to me, being able to change things up a little and see good results.. thank you once more, MIW, for keeping up your posts., that is what made me decide to give the cad/calp a try.. and the eating window and other things have just evolved from that, and from trying to do what works for me. . I will keep you posted on this new found success...if it slows down..I'm ok with that too.. I feel so much better.
Oriana, thanks for your input on the big breakfast too, seems to really shake things up..

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Well today I am ONLY 212! LOL I guess that salt didn't bump me back up as much as I thought it would.

We've had the stomach virus in the house going from vomiting and diarrhea and from person to person. Luckily I didn't get any vomiting and not too sick. I think it is because I eat so well! LOL But today I am having a full pro-biotic yogurt full fat smoothie just to keep my gut innoculated.

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Thanks! I think another thing that helps is to do like what people here are saying about doing the RM when you first wake up. When I did the CAD before I worked 3rd shift and when I switched to 1st and it was so hard to smell the microwave popcorn and Chinese food and wait until supper time for the RM. Also I quit smoking and decided to give myself a year off from CAD to worry about the quit smoking. Well I quit the smoking and gained 25lbs and lost 5lbs and got pregnant and that was the end of CAD. Now looking back it's sad to think how crazy and lazy I felt b/c eating too many carbs, but atleast I'm back on the right track now!

I'm back working the late night shift and it was so nice to not have the carb crash and be dazed and tired last night!

I just realized my weight is wrong! My goal is 110 and my current weight is 153!

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Thanks! I think another thing that helps is to do like what people here are saying about doing the RM when you first wake up. When I did the CAD before I worked 3rd shift and when I switched to 1st and it was so hard to smell the microwave popcorn and Chinese food and wait until supper time for the RM. Also I quit smoking and decided to give myself a year off from CAD to worry about the quit smoking. Well I quit the smoking and gained 25lbs and lost 5lbs and got pregnant and that was the end of CAD. Now looking back it's sad to think how crazy and lazy I felt b/c eating too many carbs, but atleast I'm back on the right track now!

I'm back working the late night shift and it was so nice to not have the carb crash and be dazed and tired last night!

I just realized my weight is wrong! My goal is 110 and my current weight is 153!
Remeber that if this diet works for you, it means you have hyperinsulinemia and are insulin resistant which is a medical condition of sorts. It is diagnostic because it is a precursor to type II diabetes. Work now before you fry your liver and pancrease and become totally resistant to insulin. That is what gets me through the hard times (luckily not many of those) because I know where I am headed if I graze and eat carbs all day and it ain't just being overweight!

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I have been doing 1 CAD style meal a day with an occasional snack if needed. Most often I don't eat until late afternoon or evening. I am amazed that I am eating more carbs than I was before and am losing so well! I can't do regular low carb without binging every couple of weeks so hopefully being able to have some carbs daily will help me to not feel deprived. I also have noticed that I am less depressed and anxious and have lots more energy.

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If you really want to lose just eat your rm early. Check out the Big Breakfast Diet thread. The Hellers even promote eating your rm for breakfast now in their new book.
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I have the BB book and am reading it. Do you eat exactly as she prescribes, seems to me the recs for later meals are too high carb unlike the old Heller books. I haven't read the stress cure but will look into it as well. Thanks
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I am doing great. Today is day 3. Drinking my water. Bought an elliptical! =) =) I have always wanted one! And I am just waiting for the "not hungry" part to kick in and we will be good to go!!!!
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Remeber that if this diet works for you, it means you have hyperinsulinemia and are insulin resistant which is a medical condition of sorts. It is diagnostic because it is a precursor to type II diabetes. Work now before you fry your liver and pancrease and become totally resistant to insulin. That is what gets me through the hard times (luckily not many of those) because I know where I am headed if I graze and eat carbs all day and it ain't just being overweight!

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Thanks, you are so right! My FIL was type 2 Diabetic and died a long, slow, and hard death and has made me realize I need to get back on low carb.

I'm hungry here and there but it is a different hunger than say WW. From what I remember in the past I would tell people it could take up to 1-2 weeks until the hunger and cravings would be gone. Also if I fell off the wagon it would take a couple of hungry days to get back right. But it will happen!
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I have this feeling of self hatred right now, because I know the secret that works for me to break the food addiction (the CAD secret), and I'm just not doing it.... I am out of control. I'm at least hovering at 10 pounds lost from my all time high... but I have got to get back on the woe!!!!!!!!! Feeling sad and overwhelmed right now. I wish I could go back to when I easily lost 20-25 pounds on CAD!!!!
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I have this feeling of self hatred right now, because I know the secret that works for me to break the food addiction (the CAD secret), and I'm just not doing it.... I am out of control. I'm at least hovering at 10 pounds lost from my all time high... but I have got to get back on the woe!!!!!!!!! Feeling sad and overwhelmed right now. I wish I could go back to when I easily lost 20-25 pounds on CAD!!!!
Commit right now and get started tomorrow. Just think how great you will feel

I am the worst binge eater ever I am talking ice cream, cookies, choc peanuts and pretzels etc, eating until sick, recover a little and then go back for moreand now I just know if I want something crunchy or sweet I can have it at my RM and still lose weight. I was very depressed and was having some severe anxiety as well and since eating this way I am not having any more problems, may be somewhat due to the fact that I don't always feel like I am fighting a food battle that I would never win by eliminating foods I love.
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I have this feeling of self hatred right now, because I know the secret that works for me to break the food addiction (the CAD secret), and I'm just not doing it.... I am out of control. I'm at least hovering at 10 pounds lost from my all time high... but I have got to get back on the woe!!!!!!!!! Feeling sad and overwhelmed right now. I wish I could go back to when I easily lost 20-25 pounds on CAD!!!!
You can do this and do it YOUR way. You do not have to follow the book 100% and still can be on plan! I found the coffee rule did not work for me! I found if I ate my meals closer together over a 5-8 hour time frame I got LESS hungry! I eventually was able to go to eating one meal only and feeling fine all day! Even now for breakfast and I believe I am losing wt faster than ever and NO hunger!

I have talked to a few people who do one meal only a day (the way Rachael Heller lost 150 lbs which wasn't by following CAD but by extreme intermittent fasting). The trick is to really eat eat eat and get stuffed during your RM. Do not binge but just eat as much as you want and do not be afraid to get your entire day's calories in. IF and I mean IF you need another CM later just go ahead and eat it. I think the reason a lot of people fail at CAD is that they treat it like any other diet and feel you have to restrict foods AND calories to lose. I have seen for myself that I can eat all the calories I want and still lose! I just do not keep on triggering insulin (and more hunger) by eating more frequently even for CM's unless I really need to. I do believe it is restricting insulin release that is the key to this and not restricting calories, fat, or carbs. It will be slow but I have seen the wt fall off and also have not had to struggle with hunger either and I am in this almost a full year. October 31st will be 365 days of eating like this to one degree or another and every way I have tried has worked.

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BTW I am not saying anyone has to do one meal a day only. I am just letting people know that there are those of us out there doing it and it works. And we are not cutting out calories either. I truely do eat 1800-2300 calories most days, and some of my audits have been 2600 calories! I eat full fat dairy, steaks, etc and do not watch carbs at all. I just try to get at least 7 OUNCES of protein/fat at my RM. If I do not eat enough meat, eggs, cheese, etc I will get hungry later so that is key if anyone else wants to try it, especially if you go high carb in your hour. I will eat one part protein/fat, 1-2 parts fruits or veggies, and usually at least 2 parts carbs and my ratios each day and am still losing. My average is only about 1/4 pound a week which is ONE pound a month but I am eating awesome and do not feel like this is a diet AT ALL!!! It feels totally natural, I feel good and stuffed all day but not stretched or in agony like after eating a Thankgiving meal. I feel awesome and satisfied all day and I eat chocolate chip cookies and large iced mochas or carmel vanilla lattes each day with usually double syrup and half & half. I did WW a million times since the age of 14 and was only ever hungry, obessive, and never felt good. I even OD'd on sugar free stuff and had arrythmias from being so low fat and insomnia from all the SF/AS and zero point stuff I was eating. Now I eat 1/2 a head of cabbage a day, or a whole head of rommaine or red sails lettuce, or a smoothie with a banana, 1 C each of green grapes, red grapes, strawberries, and a large orange or even any type of melon or a whole apple AND a pear. I am eating so many more high nutrient and fiber foods than ever that are whole and made with REAL ingredients.

My family has been sick all week with the norovirus. I am the only one who has not vomited. I have been having some nausea and diarrhea but nothing major. The rest have been puking and running for the bathroom all week. I have not even been eating that much yogurt until just since this started. The ONLY thing I can think of is how many good nutritious foods I have been eating. Trust me I eat my share of junk DAILY but I think the micronutrients from all the veggies and fruits have been key. That and having my hormones in better alignment than ever.

I have been waking up hungry and a friend who does BB and eats her carbs early has been reading books on hormones that says it means your cortisol levels are low (the stress hormone that you WANT low!) if you wake up hungry so it is a good sign. For years all I would do is wake up NOT hungry and could fast all day. It is a good sign now for me to wake up hungry and surpress cortisol and spike seratonin by eating carbs early. I highly recommend reading the Heller's The Stress Eating Cure book because it goes in details about leptin, oxytocin, cortisol, adrenaline, and others and Rachael Hellers says right away in that book that they only scratched the surface when they studied insulin in the CAD study.

It is in the SEC book that they cite The Big Breakfast Diet study so is why I read it. I still follow the CALP rules for eating RM in an hour, try to "balance" but not always, and try to get at least 7ounces of protein and if I need a CM later I try to be done by 3pm. I try to have my BB RM done by 9am but not always able to. It is basically a combo of CAD/CALP, BBD, and IF all in one

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I am doing great. Today is day 3. Drinking my water. Bought an elliptical! =) =) I have always wanted one! And I am just waiting for the "not hungry" part to kick in and we will be good to go!!!!
Hi Andrea I have only been doing CAD for a couple of weeks but it is working like a charm. Sometimes I get a little hungry but it passes. I mostly only eat one meal a day now.
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