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Old 04-15-2012, 04:51 PM   #1
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Hi there. I'm really curious. Can you point me in the direction of what to read?

I think this diet/WOE might just work for me. But I find it (at the outset) rather confusing.

Is there a book? Are there resources?

I've tried LC on and off for years. I did a couple very successful hcg rounds - gained all that back plus some bonus friends.

So i'm ready to study up and learn what it's going to take to do this and do it right.

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Old 04-15-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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The Alternate-Day Diet by James B. johnson

It's a very informative read!!

Ask any questions you like, there are a bunch of well informed ladies on this board and they are always eager to help new folks!

Hi! From one Becky to another!!

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Old 04-15-2012, 05:13 PM   #3
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Yay, Becky! I'm thrilled that you are contemplating this way of eating. You can either get the book or read about it online, for free, by typing JUDDD into your search engine. That is the Johnson Up Day Down Day diet. The site has pretty much all of the *how to* that the book does, but as with most diet plans, those who really DO IT can teach you about it almost better than reading the book can. Especially with JUDDD, because it is such a simple plan. There's almost nothing to it.

You will go to the site to figure your Up Day and Down Day calories. Your UD cals will be a bit higher than what would normally be considered your *maintenance* calorie level because it is paired against your very low Down Day calorie number. And even once you have become slim and trim, and you have increased your DD calories some, you will still be eating more on UDs and less on DDs. But you won't be eating so low that it is causing unwanted weight loss. Some here have had to increase DD cals at the end by quite a bit in order to halt further unwanted weight loss!

There are NO food lists to be followed. NO lists of foods that must be eaten, or eaten in some order or on certain days or combined with certain other foods. And NO lists of forbidden foods that must be avoided, else the diet will fail and you will fail the plan.

What foods you eat is entirely your choice! We have folks here who low carb and those who don't. We have vegetarian and paleo, and some of us who just eat it all, including fudge brownies with chocolate frosting. So I mean it when I tell you that any foods you want to eat are fine with JUDDD. JUDDD doesn't care about what foods you eat.. only about the calorie numbers that you eat.

We eat fully on our UDs. Up to our calorie ceiling. For some of us, this is more than we really want to eat. For some of us, it is the only thing that keeps us from completely spiraling out of control. But overall, we try to come in at about that calorie number. So the Up Days just plainly aren't a diet. You'll be losing weight, but you won't be dieting half the time!

But in exchange for that, we diet incredibly hard on our DDs. Those days we are cutting calories and dieting for both days, so basically.. it's fasting. It isn't quite, but it's very low calories, but if you've done hcg, you're home free, because we do Down Days of about 500 calories.

As you read, you'll begin to see people addressing all the side benefits this way of eating is gifting them. Many of us have increased our metabolic rate through eating this way, and I can't begin to tell you what a blessing that is. I'm almost 69 years old and can eat more calories now than I've been able to get away with for years! And I really like that about the time I'm baking Christmas Cookies, 'cause those are a real weak spot for me. I do like my desserts. Well, and my favorite artisan loaves of bread.

Read and ask questions and you'll start reaping the benefits very shortly after you join in. So Welcome, and I know you'll become a fan quickly. It's hard not to love a plan that lets you eat whatever you want and makes you skinny at the same time!

Best wishes, Pat

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Welcome. I hope you join us sooner rather than later. I think it will be great for you!
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #5
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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to JUDDD, Becky!
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 04-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #7
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So good to see you peeking in here, Becky!

I do hope you read up on this way of life and give it a try! It is - without any doubt - one of the best things I've done for myself in a really long time. I've not read the book, but read on this forum until I was convinced I needed to give this thing a shot and I could not be happier with my decision. I'm losing weight and inches and feel really good all the time, have no cravings or obsessive thoughts about food that is forbidden. I needed a way of eating/way of life so I can really live my life, and this is it! And the support here on the forum is unmatched, anywhere.

Try it, I just have a feeling you'll do really well.

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