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Old 10-03-2013, 05:05 AM   #541
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Someone I know on a cad forum called Hour Power #5 was doing BB type RM a long time ago and she said if you wake up hungry it means your cotisol levels (stress hormone) is low which is a good thing!

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Old 10-03-2013, 11:42 AM   #542
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Before my trip, I was at the bottom of my weight range. Gained 3 lb travelling. I found I did not have the social willpower to not eat when the rest of the family was eating. I can resist "what" they are eating but not eating at all was uncomfortable. It did feel strange to eat 3 times a day.

Yesterday I had two meals, BB by 9 and Arby's salad and roast beef (just the meat) by 4 pm. Today, BB by 9:15. I'm happy to be back to this experiment and hopefully back to losing.
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I IF 18 hours Mon-Thu; 24 hrs on Fridays; and, 20 hrs on Sat and Sun.

Last week I saw a really good loss of 5.8 lbs. I've had steady losses each week before and after IF. But, it looks like the IF has increased my losses. Tomorrow, is weigh day. So, I am hoping for another whoosh.

I know one of a couple of things...I'm wearing clothes that were too small pre-Summer. Between the BFC, IF and exercising...it's working.
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I IF 18 hours Mon-Thu; 24 hrs on Fridays; and, 20 hrs on Sat and Sun.

Last week I saw a really good loss of 5.8 lbs. I've had steady losses each week before and after IF. But, it looks like the IF has increased my losses. Tomorrow, is weigh day. So, I am hoping for another whoosh.

I know one of a couple of things...I'm wearing clothes that were too small pre-Summer. Between the BFC, IF and exercising...it's working.
How is your hunger doing? Are you going low calorie at your meals or do you really eat a good amount. I found over time if I really eat and do not cut back I can still lose and feel fine to go 23 hours fasting almost daily!

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I have to be really careful not to watch calories and just eat a good amount of protein and fat at bb. I made the mistake of trying to cut back at breakfast to try to lose more and was starving and weak by 5 p.m. Not anymore. This morning I had at least a 14 oz. ribeye.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:33 PM   #546
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Well my weekly avg so far has got me in the 212's which I almost can't believe! That will have my 3rd straight week loss in a row! We'll see the actual amount tomorrow but I am VERY pleased with this rate of loss as well as NO hunger! I seemed to have figured out how to get another 23 hours of fasting out of eating RM so early but it is finally working well for me!

Don't worry, no low calorie options in my future. LOL!
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #547
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Ok just updated my profile picture. Goodbye soaps and only one person here ever got it right what it was! LOL

That pic is one of my more recent favorites from about 7 years ago when I weighed 207-212 lb range which is near where I am at currently. My hair was dyed blonde there and now is my natural brunette but you get the idea. I am 5' 2.5" and have always been big busted, wide hips and shoulders. Pretty sexy huh? LOL

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Old 10-06-2013, 08:40 AM   #549
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thanks! Now we just need one of you crossing the finish line at a marathon! LOL

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Today's Big Breakfast RM from 8-9am:

1 C leftover chicken noodle cabbage stir fry
1 large tortilla
1/2 C cheese
1 scrambled egg
4 pc bacon (made a wrap with this)
Large smoothie with 1 banana, 1 orange, 1 apple, 1 C ice and 1 C full fat vanilla yogurt
Large coffee milkshake with 2 C moosetracks ice cream, 1/2 C half & half, 1 SB via
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I've decided this is where my plan fits best. I'm eating a 400 calorie breakfast about 7 am. Then a "large lunch" (love that phrase MIW!) and fasting the rest of the time. Your breakfast sounds amazing. I'm still too nervous to have sugar. But I'm reading the SEC book. Maybe they'll convince me to try it.

I was doing this before a vacation, and I was so happy and content and losing weight and my belly was getting smaller. My low end of my weight range is 148, so if I can get below that I'll know this is working! My mom is doing IF and having success, which makes me think there must be something to it.
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I've decided this is where my plan fits best. I'm eating a 400 calorie breakfast about 7 am. Then a "large lunch" (love that phrase MIW!) and fasting the rest of the time. Your breakfast sounds amazing. I'm still too nervous to have sugar. But I'm reading the SEC book. Maybe they'll convince me to try it.

I was doing this before a vacation, and I was so happy and content and losing weight and my belly was getting smaller. My low end of my weight range is 148, so if I can get below that I'll know this is working! My mom is doing IF and having success, which makes me think there must be something to it.
If you stick with it no matter how you follow CAD it will work! Trust me on that and do not give up. Just when I get into a long plateau and start to waiver mentally BAM I lose another pound or my ring flies off my finger from getting lose. I am DAILY blown away at how well I eat and that I am at my lowest weight in 7 years!

Today I was 212.8 pounds so for me to start at 235 back on Nov 1st and you see what I eat and to be down that much from ONLY confining my carbs to a one hour timeframe is crazy mind-blowing for me. You can still eat whatever time a day you want, 3 meals and a snack, etc and you will lose. I just found I lose better eating the way I do plus I am just plain not hungry and love it!

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Today, I will do my 3rd 24 hour fast. I think I am getting the hang of it. My feeding window will open at 6:00 pm. So far, I am sustaining weekly losses with this. It's my hope to eventually increase the number of 24 hour fasts to twice per week...may do this next month.

Yvonne...so after eating your "large lunch" you don't eat again until 7:00 a.m. the next day?
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Today, I will do my 3rd 24 hour fast. I think I am getting the hang of it. My feeding window will open at 6:00 pm. So far, I am sustaining weekly losses with this. It's my hope to eventually increase the number of 24 hour fasts to twice per week...may do this next month.

Yvonne...so after eating your "large lunch" you don't eat again until 7:00 a.m. the next day?
Yes. Well, to be totally honest, I have one bite of chicken or 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk right before bed. Seems to help me sleep better. This week's lunches have been early. Done eating by 1 pm.

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Hi guys!
Jumping into the IF ring!

I actually started this week accidentally. Had a busy couple of days and did not have breakfast. By the time I sat down to eat it was between 2pm and 3 pm. I had pretty big meals for those meals and wasn't hungry for the rest of the evening. This happened for 3 days. So basically fasting for 24 hrs for the 3 days. On the 3rd day I had a doctor's appt and stepped on the scale and had lost 2 pounds! I haven't had a 2 pound loss in a week since my early days of low carb! So this was a happy accident.

I think this is a good way to get my weight loss going again. I've regained a couple of pounds since my lowest weight so time to nip things in the bud. I was surprised that even though I only had 1 meal that I still had lots of energy. I mean I did Zumba all 3 days and was just fine. So I'm going to continue my happy accident. However, I think I am going to up it to 2 meals during my window which will be 2pm to 8 pm. This might be challenging as I head back to work tomorrow. I may have to push my window to 12 pm. I'm fine not having breakfast but for some reason, I am always hungrier at work. Probably due to stress. We'll see how this goes.
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Welcome, Tulipsandroses! I stumbled into this in a similar way. I think there's something to it. I hope you continue to have success!

2200 calories for me today! I doubt I'll lose with those kind of numbers. I've written out a plan for tomorrow, 1700. Still sounds satisfying, so we'll see how it plays out. I want to avoid the "restrict, binge, guilt, gain" cycle. But I also want to lose weight!
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Welcome and glad everyone sounds like they are doing well. MY WOE as most know is to eat a large "balanced" meal of 1/3 protein/fat, 1/3 low carb veggies and 1/3 of carbs once a day in an hour. I eat 1800-2600 calories and 100-300 gms of carbs and have lost 23 pounds in a bit under a year eating that much! I am never hungry and end up fasting 23 hours out of most days now. This is from Carbohydrate Addict's Diet and also I eat my meal early now for breakfast and lose even faster.

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Hope you don't mind me posting. I wanted to save this thread.
Congrats to all those who are IFing and losing weight! Any fast up to 36hrs has many health benefits and actually release hormones to help you lose weight.

My woe doesn't fit in with any plans really because I modified two to make my own. I use the Juddd UP and Down days but instead of eating on the DD I fast that day, and on the UD I eat the Atkins Induction way so I eat less than 15 carbs and eat only foods on the list. So it's eat a day, fast a day. It works very well for me. Before I became unhealthy and gained all this weight, I fasted regularly just because I wasn't hungry. I was healthy then and wasn't gaining weight. That's what I want to return to, and I see fasting as the way to get there.
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Congrats to all those who are IFing and losing weight! Any fast up to 36hrs has many health benefits and actually release hormones to help you lose weight.

My woe doesn't fit in with any plans really because I modified two to make my own. I use the Juddd UP and Down days but instead of eating on the DD I fast that day, and on the UD I eat the Atkins Induction way so I eat less than 15 carbs and eat only foods on the list. So it's eat a day, fast a day. It works very well for me. Before I became unhealthy and gained all this weight, I fasted regularly just because I wasn't hungry. I was healthy then and wasn't gaining weight. That's what I want to return to, and I see fasting as the way to get there.
Sounds interesting. I do a combo of The Big Breakfast Diet/Stress Eating Cure, CAD/CALP and IF. I just eat what I want, in a one hour time frame, try to get enough protein, and fast the other 23 hours. I do not restrict calories or food groups. I feel great, eat great, do not count or calculate anything and most days my one meal carries me the other 23 hours just fine. Oh ya, losing weight too doing this!

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Jumping into the IF ring!

I actually started this week accidentally. Had a busy couple of days and did not have breakfast. By the time I sat down to eat it was between 2pm and 3 pm. I had pretty big meals for those meals and wasn't hungry for the rest of the evening. This happened for 3 days. So basically fasting for 24 hrs for the 3 days. On the 3rd day I had a doctor's appt and stepped on the scale and had lost 2 pounds! I haven't had a 2 pound loss in a week since my early days of low carb! So this was a happy accident.

I think this is a good way to get my weight loss going again. I've regained a couple of pounds since my lowest weight so time to nip things in the bud. I was surprised that even though I only had 1 meal that I still had lots of energy. I mean I did Zumba all 3 days and was just fine. So I'm going to continue my happy accident. However, I think I am going to up it to 2 meals during my window which will be 2pm to 8 pm. This might be challenging as I head back to work tomorrow. I may have to push my window to 12 pm. I'm fine not having breakfast but for some reason, I am always hungrier at work. Probably due to stress. We'll see how this goes.
Congrats on the 2 lb loss!

I have been toying around with stretching my feeding window to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays. I start eating at noon, and am so ready to eat by then. I don't actually become physically hungry until 11:30 a.m. tho'. So, I am holding out by sheer will power to make it to noon! My feeding window closes at 6:00 p.m. So, I typically have lunch and dinner, rarely a snack each day (except 24 hour fast days).

On the weekends, I can fast up to 4:00 p.m. before I am ready to eat. Well, that is probably because I sleep in longer on the weekends...body is not requiring as much energy as it does during the week when I exercise and work.
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Yes. Well, to be totally honest, I have one bite of chicken or 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk right before bed. Seems to help me sleep better. This week's lunches have been early. Done eating by 1 pm.

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Thanks Yvonne. Do you eat pretty much what you want to eat, or are you doing some form of low carb?

Yeah, I too have to eat/drink something before bed on weekends if I've run around most of the day doing errands, appointment etc. Sometimes, I'll have to extend my feeding window a bit near bedtime. I sleep better too. But, like you it has to be a protein or veggie type of food item for it to not affect the scale or my body the next day.
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Hi all. Still here. Up just 0.16 pounds this week but started TOM and usually GAIN over a pound so I am extactic with this amount! My weight all week was 212 "point something" and I don't think I ever had a single week where I had such minimal fluctuation of weight. Most weeks I would see a 2 pound difference in weights usually 2 or more times that week so to be 212.... each day was interesting. When I get caught up I will post my weekly avg list for all to see. I cannot believe this WOE it still blows my mind how well I eat and don't feel deprived and the weight just keeps slowly burning itself off!!!

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Ok everyone, here is my "almost" entire year's worth of daily, weekly, AND monthly averages. You can see I am losing only a bit more than a 1/4 of a pound a week the last few months on average but no matter how you analyze my averages, my weight is going down down down ever so slowly. I keep getting encouragement from a gal I know only via emails who has done one meal a day for years now that there will be way less saggy skin this way so I am happy about that. Plus I truely do not feel like I am on a diet! The one month where I actually saw a gain was during the vacation where I took 4 days off so that kind of messed with things and those 4 days took my body 16 to get back on track so I won't ever make that mistake again!!! That even includes me NOT recording those daily wts until I got back into the same zone I was in when I left so mega-yikes...

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) -1.23

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- 213 211.8 212 212.2 213 212.4 213 (212.49) -1.60

Week 50- 212.8 212.6 212.6 212.4 212.6 212.8 212.6 (212.63) +0.14.…(213.61)-1.11

Week 51- 212.4

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Thanks Yvonne. Do you eat pretty much what you want to eat, or are you doing some form of low carb?

Yeah, I too have to eat/drink something before bed on weekends if I've run around most of the day doing errands, appointment etc. Sometimes, I'll have to extend my feeding window a bit near bedtime. I sleep better too. But, like you it has to be a protein or veggie type of food item for it to not affect the scale or my body the next day.
I'm low-carb. On IF I've been more liberal with fruit, yogurt, LC tortillas, but I don't eat sugar. When I've tracked, about 55 g carbs per day.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:02 AM   #566
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Just like I thought, I had to push my window back at work. So my window is now 12pm - 8 pm while I am at work. There have been a few nights that it went up to 9 pm depending on what was going on. Luckily I only work 3 days a week. I'm a nurse so my work hours are longer than the average. I'm up at 5:30 am to get to work at 6:45 am and get off at 7:15 pm. Mondays I work a double so I don't get off until 11:15 pm. On my days off my window closes at 6pm. Still making progress though. I am down 3.4 pounds since I started 10 days ago.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #567
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Just like I thought, I had to push my window back at work. So my window is now 12pm - 8 pm while I am at work. There have been a few nights that it went up to 9 pm depending on what was going on. Luckily I only work 3 days a week. I'm a nurse so my work hours are longer than the average. I'm up at 5:30 am to get to work at 6:45 am and get off at 7:15 pm. Mondays I work a double so I don't get off until 11:15 pm. On my days off my window closes at 6pm. Still making progress though. I am down 3.4 pounds since I started 10 days ago.
I am a nurse too and my shifts are 6am-6:30pm plus I have a 45 minute commute. When I first started out doing CAD I was eating over about a 14 hour period! Then I started fasting in the morning, eating lunch at work and usually going out for sushi for dinner after work with a friend on my work days. I was still losing weight but I eventually went to eating only ONE large meal a day in an hour and now do it super early for breakfast based on info from The Stress Eating Cure (by the same authors of Carbohydrate Addict's Diet) and The Big Breakfast Diet that claims if you eat your large meal and include carbs for breakfast you control stress hormones better and lose faster because of the metabolism boost. It took me several attempts to get my body used to eating first thing in the morning but now I easily fast 23 hours most days. I'd say maybe 2 days a week I get hungry later in the day and have to eat some protein and low carb veggies to satisfy myself but honestly it has been very easy and I am losing weight well like this and feel fabulous! The trick is my breakfast is HUGE and my entire day's calories are packed in so we are talking 1800-2600 calories most days and 100-300 gms of carbs. It is working for me so I like to share for others. If you scroll back you can see my weights for the past year and how I have been slowly losing by eating this way.

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Old 10-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #568
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Ok all, I officially ended ONE YEAR following CAD/CALP and combo with intermittent fasting. Once I met other people doing Rachael Heller's original way to lose weight by eating only one meal a day I slowly evolved my own eating patterns to that. I make sure to keep to the one hour rule. I am up to about 5 days a week with truely only one meal a day. The other 2, maybe 3 days I do end up having a CM if I need it. I do not force myself to eat the one meal a day. It is my natural hunger that guides me. The days I do get hungry again I will go ahead and have the CM. I also the last 3 months have switched to eating my RM in the morning and try to have it in by 9am according to The Big Breakfast Diet which was heavily cited by the Heller's in their book The Stress Eating Cure.

So now I am doing a combo of CAD/CALP, BBD, SEC, and IF- WOW!!! My personal eating plan is a one hour, total day's supply of calories, at least 7 ounces of protein, and consumed by 9am, balanced of protein/fat, veggies/fruits, and carbs (or at least my ratio that I found I can lose well on). Sounds complicated but is very easy and doeable. I sleep well with no full belly, have seen better results as well with ring being loser, just "appearing" thinner even though weight loss is still slow with a monthly avg of about 1/4 to 1/2 pound a week eating like this.

I did start out following CALP as written. I still avoid MSG, anything SF/AS in it, caffeine (even decaf) outside of my RM hour. I have experimented A LOT in the last year with RM for dinner, RM for lunch, then RM for breakfast. I follow many of the CALP "options" and even tried the GTF chromium for 2 months then went off and did not track any noticeable slow down in weight loss. I try to eat lots of cheese and fresh ground black pepper for natural sources of GTF chromium as the Heller's explained. I "aim" for balance at RM's with the 1/3 protein/fat, 1/3 low carb veggies, 1/3 carbs of my choice. However, along my journey in the last year I discovered I can still eat 1 part protein/fat to 2 parts low carb veggies and 2 parts carbs and still lose!

I probably was only eating about 1300-1500 calories a day the first couple of months but slowly started learning more about intermittent fasting and high calorie weight loss and actually increased my caloric intake but followed "the rules" of CAD and do intermittent fasting enough days of the week that it actually makes me less hungry and able to tolerate the amount of calories I currently eat and still see results.

I eat most days anywhere from 1800-2300 calories. 100-300 gms of carbs. A typical meal consists of this:

1 Large Ribeye Stead

24 ounce Blender Bottle fruit smoothie made from 1 banana, one orange, 1/2 a large apple, 1 Cup each of green grapes, red grapes, and strawberries. 1 Cup of full fat yogurt. I use "Cream Top" by Brown Cow which is 9gms of fat per serving.

12-16 ounces of an ice cream milkshake made with 2-3 cups of regular fat/sugar ice cream, 1/2 to 1 cup of regular half & half, and a Star Buck's Via thrown in for coffee flavoring.

5 chocolate chip cookies

Some days also add a 4 to 6 cup salad of mixed baby greens and 4 TBSP of regular Hidden Valley Ranch.

It may seem over the top to eat all that in one meal but I found I is doable, I do not feel stuffed like I am after a typical Thanksgiving meal. The full feeling last ALL DAY long and I am getting awesome tastey foods day in and day out!

My personal opinion on this WOE, sprinkled with hours of research on insulin resistance, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, syndrome X, hyperinsulinemia is that it isn't so much about the calories but is about minimizing insuin surges the rest of the day. Also about surpressing some of the other hormones like cortisol while raising and maintaing seratonin. There are suggestions by the Heller's and Dr. Jacobowitz in the BBD book and SEC book so I slowly encorporated those.

I only want to share my story of the past year and what has worked for me. I have only been off plan a total of 10 days (or less) in the last year. I learned that it took me 17 days to take off the weight from 4 days off plan! I learned that it can take 2 days for the result of a cheat day to show up on the scale. My point is that being off plan can serve a purpose too in the scientific method of learning about my own personal metabolism.

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) -5.1 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.....................(224.8) -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......................(221.8) -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 lbs

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 lbs

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 lbs

(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) -1.23 lbs
(Above 2 weeks examples of my split-week gains from TOM)

Week 47- 215.2 216 X X 215.8 214.6 214.6 (215.24) -0.49
(Somewhere in here I started eating RM for breakfast and the weight is coming off even faster and I saw the LOWEST gain ever for being on TOM!!!)

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

Week 49- 213 211.8 212 212.2 213 212.4 213 (212.49) -1.60

Week 50- 212.8 212.6 212.6 212.4 212.6 212.8 212.6 (212.63) +0.14.…(213.61)-1.11 lbs

Week 51- 212.4 212.8 212.4 212.4 212.6 212.2 212.2 (212.43) -0.20
(Week 50 and 51 example of split-week TOM and ONLY gained 0.14 pound???)

Week 52- 213 211.8 213 212.6 X 213.2 212.4 (212.76) +0.24

Week 53- 213.6
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Old 11-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #569
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210.6 pounds today! My lowest weight so far!!!

These last 3 days have been RM only days just because I simply wasn't hungry and am getting plenty of calories in these meals.

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Mon and Tues were the same. Monday I ate a bit later from 9am-10am and Tues was 7-8am:

7 ounces ribeye steak

5 Cup mixed green salad with 4 Tbsp regular Hidden Valley ranch dsg

24ounces of fruit smoothie with apple, plum, banana and green grapes and full fat maple syrup yogurt (Cream Top) by Brown Cow

16 ounces ice cream coffee milkshake (after blending) of 3 Cups regular fat Extreme Moosetracks Safeway ice cream, approx. 1 Cup regular half and half and 1 Starbuck's via

4-5 smores cookies

Today (Wed) was 8:30am to 9:30am:
3 eggs

6 small sweet peppers (red, yellow, orange for some veggies)

1 ounce cheddar cheese

6 small sweet peppers (red orange yellow for veggies)

2 medium croissants with approx. 4 Tbsp regular cream cheese and 4 ounces of deli turkey meat

16 ounces of leftover fruit smoothie from yesterday

16 ounces ice cream coffee milkshake (same recipe as above)

5 Smores cookies from Safeway's bakery


Definately not low calorie, low fat, low carb and the weight just keeps coming off. Oh yeah, totally full and NOT HUNGRY at all the rest of the day!!!

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Hi all! It's rather late in the year, but I've recently made my way back to the LCF boards and would love to join your chats
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