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Old 07-31-2013, 08:19 PM   #1
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One Meal A Day Club

I am starting this for all the people out there doing extreme Intermittent Fasting, following Carbohydrate Addict's Diet or the newer Carbohydrate Addict's LifeSpan Program with the one hour Reward Meal (or basically just doing what the author of the CAD books did which was to eat one meal a day and she claims to have lost 150 pounds).

I have been doing versions of CAD and CALP now for over 9 months (started November 1st, 2012) and have slowly changed to eating most days one meal only. I was 235 lbs when I started and the lowest I have been in the 9 months was 213. I also lost over 4 inches off my bust, 5 inches off my waist, 3 inches off my thighs, and 2 inches off my biceps in that time frame.

I do daily wts and weekly averages as outlined in the books. I also try most days to follow CALP guidelines by balancing my meal which means a minimum of a 2 Cup salad, 1/3 protein/fats, 1/3 low carb veggies, 1/3 carbs of my choice. I can't say I am 100% "balanced" but overall my daily intake tends to be 1 part protein/fats, 1 part low carb veggies, and 1-2 parts carbs. Also, I do not exercise above my normal fairly active lifestyle. I drink plenty of water and nothing else (maybe unsweetened herbal tea in colder months). I avoid caffeine, anything sugar free or artifical sweetened, or any low carb products outside of my one hour time frame. There are days when I am hungry and if so I will eat a meal of only low carb veggies (usually a large salad with ranch dressing) and some type of meat or eggs with cheese. The last 2 months however have mainly been one meal a day only!

I stay within a one hour time limit since I read in the CAD and CALP books about insulin release and wanting to limit my insulin surges are much as possible.

I have read CAD, CALP, the Heller's new The Stress Eating Cure Diet, The Big Breakfast Diet, The Reverse Diet, The 8 Hour Diet and many online articles on intermittent fasting, hyperinsulinemia (Insulin Resistance) and studies that show you can do low carb all day and still consume carbs during one meal and lose weight. There was even a study in Israel done with some police officers that supported the WOE as outlined in the CAD books.

There are some of us who have slowly due to lack of hunger and just plain wanting to see if it works who have switched and eat only one meal a day. I know I post on many CAD forums but I am one of the only "public" posters about extreme IF and eating one meal a day. I tend to relate most to the CAD/CALP folks but it is lonely among them as I know they cannot relate to me since they eat 2 other meals that are very low carb. Also since I am only eating one meal a day it tends to be large and contain much more carbs than the average CADer so it can be upsetting for some folks as they do not relate to being able to eat carbs in those amounts.

I also tend to switch my meal from early morning to afternoon from time to time to see if it affects weight loss or not. Personally I have found most days if I eat very early I do get hungry again much later in the day usually right before bedtime but because I don't like to eat so close to bedtime I have stuck it out. If I eat midday I am fine all morning and then again all evening so it really does carry me the entire 23 hours.

I just want to have a place for folks like me following more the way Rachael Heller did with her weight loss WOE that she mentioned in her books. Please post and join in!

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BTW most people on CAD refer to their one hour carb meal as a "Reward Meal" or RM for short.
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I'd like to join. I was doing IF and did well. Originally I was fasting one to two days a week. I started taking medication that makes me feel jittery if I do this so one meal is better for me physically.

Doing the one day last spring helped get some weight off and I need to go back to it. This summer I've found myself eating during the day even though I'm not hungry (just love to eat!).

My one meal is in the early evening. It's not bad for me to go through the work day (7am until 4pm) without eating. (I'm a teacher and I'm off for the summer=more eating). When I get home I have a big meal and that is it. I need to set a time limit for my meal though. I wasn't doing that and I started grazing after work and that added up the calories. I was also doing low carb, but I still need to be cognizant of my calorie intake. I can go overboard very easily!

So, I would like to get back to this WOE. Mentally, knowing that I will be able to eat a good meal at the end of the day makes the fasting part much much easier! I also will let myself splurge once in a while and not feel bad about it (i.e. going to to dinner). If I tell myself I'm "allowed" to, I don't punish myself by going off plan after!

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I'm in. I am a teacher too. Right now I have been experimenting a little with high fat so I may start an ice cream diet thread if this works. If I don't eat ice cream for lunch I usually fast all day and eat one meal of steak, salad with ranch, ice cream. Right now I am eating that dinner but have incorporated ice cream for lunch or a sugar free breve vanilla latte. When I go back to teaching though I will not have time to eat in the day and will have one meal. UNLESS THIS LITTLE ICE CREAM EXPERMIMENT WORKS! Stay tuned.
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I'm in. I am a teacher too. Right now I have been experimenting a little with high fat so I may start an ice cream diet thread if this works. If I don't eat ice cream for lunch I usually fast all day and eat one meal of steak, salad with ranch, ice cream. Right now I am eating that dinner but have incorporated ice cream for lunch or a sugar free breve vanilla latte. When I go back to teaching though I will not have time to eat in the day and will have one meal. UNLESS THIS LITTLE ICE CREAM EXPERMIMENT WORKS! Stay tuned.
Yes Oriana I am very curious to see how it pans out for you. I am going to Walmart today and will check their price on Haagen-Das and maybe pick up a few just for the fat calories. I should just look into some recipes and make my own! LOL

I am up today on my weight from 216.2 lbs to 217 today but that is how it goes for me. I will stick with this for a few days and do as similar to what you are doing except for me it will be in my one hour time frame. I won't disparriage it even if it doesn't work for me as if it is working for you then that is what is awesome that you were able to seek out and find a WOE that is designed perfectly for you!

I just love being able to eat all my favorite foods daily, plus I know I am getting way more protein and veggies than ever so I don't feel guilty with the amounts of food or carbs I am eating. I know I will slowly over time eat less and less as that is natural anyways.

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We are not the only ones doing this WOE. Not even everyone who is doing one meal a day learned it from Rachael Heller in Carbohydrate Addict's Diet (but as pointed out to me by another IF person she is probably the oldest one or at least the first one to put into print that she ate that way and lost weight). If you google "one meal a day" or similar there are many articles and blogs from people doing it also!

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The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet: Gimmick, Fad, or Metabolic Adjuster?

How the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet was discovered, formed, refined, studied, and demonstrated to work with those who are Insulin Resistant


Many of us are overweight and are looking for ways to improve our health and lose weight. We have dieted in the past, only to find it a struggle the entire time: hungry, cranky, elated with the weight loss but eventually giving up only to gain all the weight back and usually even more than when we started. For some of us it has been a life long cycle of exactly this. Diet, become miserable, give up, end up worse off then having not even dieted at all.

It was due to their own similar weight loss struggles that eventually led Dr. Rachael Heller and Dr. Richard Heller to further their research. They wanted to find out how the weight Rachael lost that she accidentally stumbled upon worked. They later went on to study and refine that way of eating for consistent results with others who have similar metabolisms.

Dr. Rachael Heller had been overweight her entire life. She discovered one day when she had to fast for an X-ray that she lost 2 pounds, even though she ended up eating a rather large dinner that night. She was surprised by that and decided to continue eating the same way for the next week to see what happened. She basically fasted all day, then ate what she wanted during dinner. She realized she felt fine all day with limited hunger, good energy levels, and could still eat the foods she really liked for dinner and not suffer for it like she had following traditional low fat and low calorie diets. She continued this way of eating and ultimately lost 150 pounds!

Her husband had also struggled with his weight over the years and started keeping track of foods that seemed to satisfy him and others that seemed to trigger hunger. When they finally met later in life they decided to research their combined experiences to see how and why they had finally been able to find a way of eating that did everything we all dream about when dieting: satisfies hunger, gives you energy, allows you to still eat and lose weight, allows you to eat everyday regular comfort foods and still lose weight, is simple (no weighing, no counting calories, etc).

They went on to study why eating, and especially eating certain foods seemed to trigger more hunger and weight gain in certain people. The main culprit is how the body reacts to the hormone insulin. They found that with people who were Insulin Resistant (IR), they seemed to be hungry all the time, and all had especially strong reactions to carb rich foods. Hence dubbing this way of eating The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet. They studied certain common symptoms found in people with insulin resistance and came up with a test that reader’s of their books can take to see if they have it without having to take blood tests with their doctor.

They used already known research and knowledge about insulin resistance and metabolic factors and studied how eating certain ways seemed to limit the release of insulin and this is the key to their diet. It was found that it is not necessary to fast all day like Rachael had done. You also do not have to cut out carbohydrates altogether either. You could eat foods that did not stimulate large amounts of insulin release and still lose weight. Not having large amounts of insulin floating around the blood stream has other added benefits besides weight loss: less hunger, less cravings, less drowsiness.

These are the keys to the success of this diet. You feel good. You have energy. You are not mindlessly hungry and craving certain foods and constantly wanting to eat. You can still eat wholesome foods, and once a day you can have an actual real meal for dinner (or your favorite time of day to consume carbohydrate rich foods) complete with any of your favorite foods and still lose weight. You don’t have to count calories, count fat grams, weigh things, buy special diet food or products, etc. It is an actual way of eating that is simple, easy to follow, healthy, nutritious, satisfying, and most of all actually works for up to 80% of people who have Carbohydrate Addiction. It is an actual way of life.

80% success you ask? Yes. They studied 1000 people and followed them for 2 years and found they had an 80% success rate. They fine tuned the diet and continued to study it more over the years and have found over time things that seemed to contribute to failure in certain people and have gone on to publish more books and diets specific to this. Some people eat too much during their Reward Meal time- hence the CALP book’s recommendations of an actual spelled out balanced meal: Start with a 2 Cup salad, look at your dinner plate and divide it into thirds: 1/3 protein, 1/3 more of vegetables, and 1/3 of a carb of your choice. They also found in certain people MSG, sugar free products, and caffeine can be triggers to release insulin. Watch for these symptoms of cravings, increased hunger, weight gain or stalled loss to be your guide that something you ingested during the low carb meals or snack is the culprit. Some people snack throughout the day, others do not mind to the one hour limit when eating. These are things that contribute to additional insulin in the blood stream. More insulin equals more hunger and weight gain.

A similar diet was set up and studied in Israel and was found to have similar results to the Heller’s Carbohydrate Addict’s diet. You can read more details about that study here:

Saving Carbs for Dinnertime Might Help Control Weight
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The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet (CAD), and the Carbohydrate Addict’s Life Span Program (CALP) work differently than other low carb diets. You only have to follow a few simple guidelines. You do not have to keep track of carbohydrate intake for the most part. There is no induction phase, nor do you go into ketosis. On those types of diets you are given a daily allotment of carbs you can ingest. You get to choose when you want to eat them. You can eat all sorts of low carb products, and you can graze and eat all day as long as you stay within your carb allotments.

The CAD/CALP diets differ in that the food you eat, how frequently you eat, and the length of time you eat has everything to do with the Insulin Resistant metabolism. The more carbohydrate rich the foods, as well as the frequency in which one eats causes more release of insulin. In those with IR, you want to use your metabolism to your benefit. You want to manipulate it to suit you. Hence, you eat as low carb as possible, and no more than 2-3 times a day for these low carb meals. You can still eat plenty of vegetables during the low carb meals for the added nutrients of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It has been found that you can still eat carb-rich foods in a balanced amount with the rest of a meal one time a day and still lose weight. However, you need to eat within an hour.

There are several reasons, the main being how your body releases insulin. Any time you eat, your body releases insulin in different phases. At the start of eating your body will begin to release insulin based of off previous meal intake. If previous meals were low carb, then it will release less insulin since it was primed to do so. The next phase is off of currently ingested food. If you are eating longer than an hour your body will continue to release more insulin into the blood stream. Limiting your carb-rich meal to one hour will not only cut back on the amount of food you might eat, but also uses these insulin mechanisms to your benefit.

With other low carb diets, you may be consuming less carbs in total over the day, but still having insulin in the blood stream far more regularly than if you limited meals to a total of 3-4 times a day and ideally spaced 3-6 hours apart. Not to mention with other low carb diets you can actually eat quite a lot of carbs at meals and still be considered “low carb.” Think of the CAD/CALP way of eating as “extreme low-carb” all day and then “regular carb” at your carb rich meal.

This may be why depending on a particular person’s metabolism one way of eating may work and another may not. One should find a way of eating that can be a lifestyle and not a short term solution. If you find that your particular way of eating is not satisfying, that you are always hungry, and that you think you have avoid certain foods or food groups in order to lose weight and that is not something you can conceive of doing the rest of your life, then you may want to consider trying CAD/CALP yourself to see if it works for your particular metabolism.

The diet in a nutshell with meal planning examples:

A low carb breakfast such as eggs and bacon, an omelet with spinach and cheese, cream cheese and lunch meat lettuce wraps.

For lunch, a large salad with your favorite salad dressing (should be 2gm of carbs per serving or less), and your choice of diced chicken, a hamburger pattie, deli meats, etc.

For an optional snack if needed: pepperoni and cheese sticks, a cabbage roll, a boiled egg, etc.

For dinner: Start with a large salad. Divide your plate into thirds and have 1/3 protein of your choice, 1/3 of another vegetable of your choice, and 1/3 of a carb of your choice (alcoholic beverage, fruit, rice, beans, ice cream, cake, bread, etc). You do not have to weigh or count calories. Just eyeball it and keep to the thirds balance. If you want seconds go back for a second serving of each in the same 1/3 portions and not for just more carbs to keep it all balanced. Consume it all within an hour. The original CAD diet was more vague about keeping the meal balanced and a lot of people interpreted that diet as a one hour carb binge. However some people can still eat a lot more carbs during this meal and lose weight. If you are not losing weight you may want to follow the balanced plan as outlined in the CALP book for better results.

You may also drink water and unsweetened coffee or tea as often as you wish. If you want cream in your coffee, you can do so once a day and should drink it within 15 minutes. Do not drink sugar free sodas or diet drinks outside of your carb meal. Even sugar free sweeteners have been found to cause the body to release insulin.

Read the books for the exact details of their diet plans and for more information on the list of acceptable foods such as proteins, vegetables, and condiments that have been studied and considered acceptable during the low carb meals for the best success.

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I decided to post the article I wrote about CAD and insulin resistance since it has good information about each and discusses the history behind how Rachael Heller lost 150 lbs by eating one meal a day.

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Checking in! I've been enjoying the one meal a day plan! I usually eat every day between 4-6pm. Weekends I've done two meals though, and it seems to be working in my favor so far...and works in with my social life better as well.

Thanks for making the thread, MIW!!
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Haagen dazs is only $3.50 at Walmart. Everywhere else is 4.99 or more. I eat regular ice cream for dinner and it doesn't matter what kind. I just try not to have anything with extra goodies in it other than nuts for the high fat and protein. Cookies and cream would be carby.
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Ya I am going to have to cut back on those sooner or later.

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Weekends are going to be difficult for me to stick to one meal a day--Mon-Fri is super easy, because my fiancé works out of town and I don't have to worry about meals with him; but a lot of our weekend activities are centered around socializing and eating....because we don't get to see each other during the week, and we're foodies....so we really, really like to eat. I'm going to do 2 meals those days for this month and see if I continue to have progress--if not, I think I'll have to just figure out how to make one meal work for us.
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Just be sure your other meal is protein/veggies and you'll continue to lose and do just fine! Remember that for most of us this WOE works because we are pre-diabetic. That means we are insulin resistant or the fancy term hyperinsulinemia. It is a medical condition and there is no cure. Once the pancreas and liver wear out you then become diabetic. I try to think of the medical aspect the few times I think about veering off plan to keep me in line!

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Today's RM:



stir fried top sirloin with red curry sauce

Large 4 C salad with 4 stalks celery and 1 whole avacado and ranch dsg

Large decaf iced mocha with 4-6 ounces of half and half

1 haagen-das ice cream bar

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Thanks for all of the good information, I have been reading about the CAD/CALP and it sounds reasonable. I did JUDDD for a few months and was happy with the progress , unfortunately, I was hit with a severe allergic reaction to some medication and was put on steroids. I am hoping that I'm almost done with that situation, but it sure wrecked my JUDDD plan. I'm going to take the information that I have and try to implement the one meal a day, and order a book from the Hellers.. I sure hope this can work for me.


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Thanks for all of the good information, I have been reading about the CAD/CALP and it sounds reasonable. I did JUDDD for a few months and was happy with the progress , unfortunately, I was hit with a severe allergic reaction to some medication and was put on steroids. I am hoping that I'm almost done with that situation, but it sure wrecked my JUDDD plan. I'm going to take the information that I have and try to implement the one meal a day, and order a book from the Hellers.. I sure hope this can work for me.


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Jerri go to amazon and read the reviews for CAD and CALP. You will be psyched! I love reading those when I need a pick me up

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Oh, wow !, I have been over there at amazon reading and my goodness, I am hearing all the things I need to hear, also, I can remember hearing about the Carb Addicts diet years ago, and seems like at the time I didn't understand how it worked and was doing Atkins. this is the first day to wake up after doing the CALP/IF, . and I have to say... I cannot believe how good I felt this morning, not hungry at all. . I want to thank you, MIW, because I don't think I would have looked into it, if you hadn't been so informative and diligent with your posts.. I was feeling so defeated the other day, so I came across your posts and just kept reading. I'm willing to put the time in to learn, so I've ordered the book., I will continue to read and reread all I can find about this woe. I have hope., yes, that is a great feeling to have too.


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Oh, wow !, I have been over there at amazon reading and my goodness, I am hearing all the things I need to hear, also, I can remember hearing about the Carb Addicts diet years ago, and seems like at the time I didn't understand how it worked and was doing Atkins. this is the first day to wake up after doing the CALP/IF, . and I have to say... I cannot believe how good I felt this morning, not hungry at all. . I want to thank you, MIW, because I don't think I would have looked into it, if you hadn't been so informative and diligent with your posts.. I was feeling so defeated the other day, so I came across your posts and just kept reading. I'm willing to put the time in to learn, so I've ordered the book., I will continue to read and reread all I can find about this woe. I have hope., yes, that is a great feeling to have too.


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Hey my pleasure! So much of my motivation and things I have learned have been from others on these forums so I try to pass it on and any info I learn I share! I check in on the main forum from time to time here and lowcarber.org as they have lots of good articles about insulin resistance. I just see that for me I don't need to cut carbs out of my life to lose (or maintain) and that is a godsend because otherwise I'd feel like a drop out from society!

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Here are my meals for the last couple of day:

Yesterday I was at work so it was a "Large Lunch" day:

1 lrg ribeye steak
4 Cup salad with 3 TBSP ranch
2 choc chip cookies
3 macadamia nut caramel chocolate clusters (from Costco)
16 oz iced decaf mocha breve (made with half&half)

Today my weight was 216.6. I am bouncing from 215-216.6 lbs for last couple of weeks. At least I am maintaining!

Today I am doing a "Big Breakfast" might eat some protein/veggies later if I get hungry as this one was carb heavy and between 8-9am:

3 pc of regular sized wheat-white toast with butter one pc with homemade rasp. jelly

4 pc bacon

2 fried eggs

Large iced decaf mocha breve (made with about 3 oz half & half)

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One thing about eating one meal a day, it simplifies everything. It is a cool idea. Do you have a calorie range that you target each day?

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You know what is weird? I always lose on a pint of haagen dazs butter pecan ice cream for brunch with a dinner of ribeye, salad with ranch and more ice cream but mint chip. Yesterday I had a cm of 2 big pcs. of cheese and a sugar free coffee with HWC and same dinner but gain a pound. It was a perfect CAD day but I don't lose on that like I do on dinner.
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I have got sage advice from a gal who lost a lot of weight (but very slowly) on one meal a day and she waits to later in the day like afternoon early evening. She says the trick is to get good and full. I eat around 1800-2600 calories a day, and 100-160 gms of carbs. I have slowly lost 20 pounds and am in a plateau right now but I have done that since November 1st. It is super slow, some months I only lose a pound for the whole month. I started out doing 2 CM's, and one RM according to the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, then got into Intermittent Fasting with CAD, then slowly just went down to one meal a day. I do not cut calories or carbs. I just eat it all in an hour. Oriana does it too but she can eat some carbs at a second meal and still maintain or even lose. You just have to see what works for you. I went off plan for 4 days and gained 8 pounds! Luckily I took 4 lbs off the first day back on plan but it really does correct insulin surges and I feel better when I eat this way.

Today my RM from 12:50-1:50

6 Cups mixed green salad, 1/2 avacado, 3 celery stalks
4 TBSP Hidden Valley Ranch dsg
1 large ribeye steak
Ice caramel vanilla breve with 4 ounces of syrups and 4 oz of half & half
1 brownie muffin
1 C salted caramel ice cream (SafeWay brand)

As you can see I am a bit carb heavy but I aim for 1 part veggies, 1 part protein/fat and 1-2 parts carbs. I eat large meals but I have found this to be the best for me

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Old 08-12-2013, 06:00 AM   #24
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MIW, your meals seem to be completely satisfying! And it's working for you, which is awesome! After the weekend, I have some making up to do, as I kinda went overboard on eating--back on plan today, and looking forward to a good, satisfying dinner!
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Hey Saxy! I see you are under 200! That is awesome. I hope to get there someday... but I do love to eat so slow and steady I go I suppose...

That meal btw when I did an audit of the calories was 2800 calories and over 300 gms of carbs. YIKES. I do not eat like that every day and even with that meal in there I lost 0.19 lbs from the previous week but I do not plan on making that a habit.

Yesterday I went out to eat with a friend and the kids and did get hungry later around bedtime so I had some cheese and low carb pepperoni made with honey and no MSG. Lost a pound- go figure! Today I am 215.4 but I looked back and I have been 214-217 since April so I am in some long plateau. I did this the first 4 months also. I am a very slow metabolism but I can feel it chipping away. My skin is getting really lose and my ring is spinning on my finger again. I am not giving up!!!

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Hey Saxy! I see you are under 200! That is awesome. I hope to get there someday... but I do love to eat so slow and steady I go I suppose...

That meal btw when I did an audit of the calories was 2800 calories and over 300 gms of carbs. YIKES. I do not eat like that every day and even with that meal in there I lost 0.19 lbs from the previous week but I do not plan on making that a habit.

Yesterday I went out to eat with a friend and the kids and did get hungry later around bedtime so I had some cheese and low carb pepperoni made with honey and no MSG. Lost a pound- go figure! Today I am 215.4 but I looked back and I have been 214-217 since April so I am in some long plateau. I did this the first 4 months also. I am a very slow metabolism but I can feel it chipping away. My skin is getting really lose and my ring is spinning on my finger again. I am not giving up!!!

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Thank you sometimes I need to hear that!

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Today's RM (an RM only day)

2 C celery sticks
3 TBSP ranch
2 salmon patties
1 slice cheddar cheese
big piece lettuce, slice of tomato and onions
1 pc of blackberry cobbler
1 blueberry yogurt
twix
16 iced mocha with 2%

Have felt good all day and it was fun to mix it up a bit with my food choices and not have the same old same old. I only ate half the cobbler I brought, and didn't eat a snickers I brought along also. Getting easier to say no and I also got a 16 oz with 2% and not a 20 oz with half & half.

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I decided for the next while I am going to try going back to 2 meals a day and see if that can kick my metabolism out of this plateau I have been in since late March. I will follow CALP guidelines with IF and do a low carb CM, then focus on having more realistic RM's that are balanced better.

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I decided for the next while I am going to try going back to 2 meals a day and see if that can kick my metabolism out of this plateau I have been in since late March. I will follow CALP guidelines with IF and do a low carb CM, then focus on having more realistic RM's that are balanced better.

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Sounds like a good plan!

I haven't had a good week, eating-wise...even if I don't eat much, I'm feeling like a bloated whale due to TOM, and my cycle being messed up due to me stopping birth control I'd been on for over 20 years straight. Not sure if it was such a good idea to take a break from that.
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