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Old 02-16-2012, 05:23 AM   #1
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JUDDD and remembering how to cook "normal" foods lol

There have been so many dishes I haven't made in years! (that I can now).
DH mentioned that he would love to have King Ranch Chicken and my mind immediately jumped to "how can I low-carb that". But I don't have to!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Dottie - you expressed my feelings perfectly!

Was an Atkins, low carber for many years and did well until some of the franken-foods started to affect me in awful ways.

Stopped eating completely low carb, but kept some of the principles in mind and adapted them to my everyday family cooking. Still do.

What is great for me going from low-carb to regular foods to eating JUDDD style is those low carb, whole food principles can help me eat, cook and nourish my family (one of whom is an underweight 4 year old who was a micro-preemie).

Bottom line is I think this is the best method for me to lose weight and not struggle with "how do I make this low carb."

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Old 02-16-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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YES!!! King ranch chicken sounds good right now. I remember making that years ago. YUM.
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181/155/145 LC MY WAY 3/15/03
155/144/140 LFL 5/05/04
181.0/168.0/145 07/25/11 The Rice Diet
181.4/179.0/145 Atkins 72 10/31/11
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:46 AM   #4
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WOE: WL=LC then JUDDD/IF; Maintenance=IF/75%+ "healthy"
Start Date: LC 6/11; JUDDD 10/11; Maintenance 11/11
Yesss!! I still when I think of how I can make my real pizza crusts or coat my fried chicken with flour, and all the other traditional ways to make foods. I can just go by a recipe, don't have to try to make a LC version that might not turn out right or taste good.
Started JUDDD 10/12/11 after LC.
MAINTENANCE since 11/12/11, & have lost more weight. I shake things up all the time with my version of Pirate Jenny's MUDDD, my "Fast 5" & other IF. ...low-moderate fat....and eating "healthy" foods 75+% of the time which lets me have real life and indulgences too I've reached my goals, improved my health & appearance, and enjoy my lifetime woe!
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:12 AM   #5
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Yes, yes, yes!! I love this post, Dottie!! I have an entire collection of Southern Living cookbooks, and various other vintage beauties picked up along the way.
I have missed them so, and I can finally break them open again, and start eating REAL FOOD!!


When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top....

Goal Weight achieved 02/25/2012 on JUDDD- and still losing!
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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WOE: JUDDD for life, baby!!
Start Date: Feb 2009; RESTART: Nov. 2011 as EX-LCer
One of the biggest reasons I'm so in love w/JUDDD
I was CONSTANTLY worried about making dinner because there were so few choices when LCing. I was seriously depressed about making dinner. My husband is still LCing, but I'm cooking NORMAL
After 30 yrs of marriage, I was like, "I'm sorry honey, but unless you'd like to start making the meals, I will be cooking all sorts of things." He never said a word (knows better)
I think he LCs the rest of the day, and then eats what I've made for dinner.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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YES!!! I had fried chicken and biscuits last night and they were "real"!! No LC breading on the chicken or LC ingredients for the biscuit!! I'm at the point that I don't even think "LC" anymore. I still eat lower carbs but they don't dictate my meal plans anymore!!

A man asked Gautama Buddha, "I want happiness." Buddha said, "First remove "I," that's Ego, then remove "want," that's Desire. See now you are left with only "Happiness.”

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