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  • No worries TerriAnn! I'm menopausal and have lost over 6 pounds just from alternate day fasting (started on March 30). I never thought anything would work ever again, and I've been so happy that something finally has. Mind you, I am lost a respectable average of 2 pounds per week in my first three weeks. This last week not so much, but that's also because I tried a couple of new things, potatoes being one of them, and then ate two very non-primal things yesterday, so I'm not surprised at the lack of weight loss this week.

    Even though your weighing discouraged you, it's actually nice that you have a base weight so you'll know exactly how much progress you'll make with JUDDD.
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    Donna

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    • Survived my first DD, which ended yesterday. Checked the scale and there was a 5 lb drop! Yay! My UD was pretty successful, not 100% sure if I got all my calories in or not seeing I ate out at a place that didn't have online nutrition info so it was hard to plan accordingly. Today starts the 36 hour DD, it seems like the day goes sooooo slow when your not eating much. Tried coconut butter for the first time yesterday... Man is that stuff good!

      Should I be watching how much fat and protein I'm taking in or not even worry about it? Yesterday I had 70 grams of fat and 111 of protein... Too much? Just right? Or not enough? I avoid dairy, all grains, very limited sugar and carbs. No caffeine either. I don't care for nuts. So it can be hard to get all the calories in if I limit fat and protein.

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      • I wouldn't worry too much about how much of things just yet. Give it a few days and it might level out by itself. I need to get my fat intake back up a bit myself.

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        Went down a bit in weight, but not back to my low yet. Hopefully tomorrow. Today I helped with a church sponsored community project for a few hours. I had a nice big breakfast then met a good friend (who recruited me, lol) for coffee. Our job was to tape lines for a painting project. Two people measured and snapped lines and we followed with various widths of tape. There were several hundred people there today doing various jobs at a local neglected school. Felt good to get out and serve again.

        So happy today is an up day, but because I was busy this morning, I wasn't that hungry. Still I've managed to do alright, lol.
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        Donna

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        • This weekend was not primal friendly-a wedding reception and dinner at the in-laws messed me up :/ Ah well-tomorrow is my first primal dd and I'm really excited to see how it goes!
          *Sara*

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          • Originally posted by mom23kids View Post
            This weekend was not primal friendly-a wedding reception and dinner at the in-laws messed me up :/ Ah well-tomorrow is my first primal dd and I'm really excited to see how it goes!
            Are you doing 24 or 36 hour DD's. I get so confused when I hear people listing everyday. For example today started my down day then I push through til Tuesday morning. Is that what everyone does? Or am I doing something wrong?

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            • That's sort of what I do. So, my last food today was at 5:30 pm, so tomorrow is my down day....I'll eat only 500-600 calories for the whole day (most of those towards the middle to end of the day) and won't eat again until around 5:00 am on Tuesday.
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              Donna

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              • It's just every other day, I don't count the hours. I don't think it matters, just one 500 cal day where you can eat those cals in one sitting or spread them out the day. And one high calorie starting from the time you wake up till the time u go to bed.

                So Saturday was my up day and I had over 2800 calories( it's supposed to be 2100). Lots of guacamole and grilled meat! And much to my husbands joy, 1 s'more. He thinks I'm too strict and I should relax about food every once in awhile. Well it wasn't even that good and the marshmallow was so sickly sweet it hurt my teeth. Blah! So scale was def up this morning but was expected since I went over my cals. Today was my moderate day so as to not mess up my m-w-f schedule. I had 1300 calories today, curious what the scale will say tomorrow.
                Last edited by vlo1125; 04-28-2013, 06:45 PM.
                Veronica
                High weight: 263.8 lbs
                Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
                ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
                Current weight: 177.6 lbs
                Goal: 145 lbs

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                • Originally posted by Jezzebelle View Post
                  Are you doing 24 or 36 hour DD's. I get so confused when I hear people listing everyday. For example today started my down day then I push through til Tuesday morning. Is that what everyone does? Or am I doing something wrong?
                  I'm in maintenance and do not follow adf anymore, but instead do a more laid back version with two dds a week/five up days. I lost my extra weight with adf though I do not follow strict eating windows on either uds or dds. However, I have a strict rule of no eating after 7pm, because I used to have a very bad late night snacking habit, and the 7pm cut off has totally eliminated this. I eat in the morning when hungry-could be 8am, could be 11am. Just depends on my mood!

                  JUDDD/ADF does not follow any kind of 'hour rule'-it's by days. So on a dd you eat your 500 (or less) calories, anytime from 12am-11:59pm on that day. Some people like to spread out their calories throughout the day, while others focus on one larger meal at supper time. Same with uds.

                  Think of Intermittent Fasting (IF) as an umbrella, with several plans underneath it:
                  -JUDDD/ADF-alternate day IF, which follows an every other day pattern
                  -5:2 plan-just like JUDDD/ADF, but with fewer dds-still follows an every other day pattern
                  -eating windows-most commonly the 5 hour/19 hour window, or the 8 hour/16 hour window.

                  They're all considered IF, but are a bit different from each other.
                  Last edited by mom23kids; 04-28-2013, 08:32 PM.
                  *Sara*

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                  • Alright, I'm really not getting the hang of "down days"
                    Today was my 2nd DD... and I think the problem is...
                    I feel like I can't eat "fat" because I'll not have anything to eat!
                    I try to stretch my calories (500) with veggies.
                    I ended up eating turkey, slices of bell pepper, green onions, spinach, tomato sauce, and
                    a small amount of yam, coconut water (I cracked open the coconut myself). I ended up eating 640 calories again.
                    I'm just SO HUNGRY. It's because I'm not having any fat.

                    I don't know how to get the fat in with it being a big enough "meal" to hold me over.I guess I don't need a big
                    meal I just need to find something that will make me feel fed...

                    I need some suggestions for meals on down days. stat!!


                    thanks

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                    • Well for one I'd ditch the coconut water on a dd, one should never drink their calories when they only got 500 to spare. (Unlesd you drink something high in fat)You may want to try to have most of your calories come from one meal. When I first started I tried to spread it out and it was miserable and I was super hungry. Now that I only eat dinner I can have a nice piece of salmon topped with mayo ( home made)and parm and a cup of buttered veggies. Most days it's very filling and I go to bed satisfied.
                      Veronica
                      High weight: 263.8 lbs
                      Primal start weight 1/26/13: 233 lbs
                      ADF start weight 10/12/15 : 188.2lbs
                      Current weight: 177.6 lbs
                      Goal: 145 lbs

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                      • Yoga11 try some eggs- hardboiled, soft boiled. With salt and pepper. One egg is 70 cal. So I usually get 3 at dinner. And rest of mu cal. Is cream , yogurt and veg.

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                        • Originally posted by vlo1125 View Post
                          Well for one I'd ditch the coconut water on a dd, one should never drink their calories when they only got 500 to spare. (Unlesd you drink something high in fat)You may want to try to have most of your calories come from one meal. When I first started I tried to spread it out and it was miserable and I was super hungry. Now that I only eat dinner I can have a nice piece of salmon topped with mayo ( home made)and parm and a cup of buttered veggies. Most days it's very filling and I go to bed satisfied.
                          The coconut water was my last minute attempt to curb my hunger. I agree I should ditch it. its on 50 calories but that should be cream instead.

                          salmon w mayo and parm is a good idea!
                          do you know that calorie breakdown of that meal?

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                          • Originally posted by Happy Hippo View Post
                            Yoga11 try some eggs- hardboiled, soft boiled. With salt and pepper. One egg is 70 cal. So I usually get 3 at dinner. And rest of mu cal. Is cream , yogurt and veg.
                            that will be my next attempt.

                            p.s. I LOVE YOUR NAME! HAPPY HIPPO!

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                            • yoga11 - I drink a LOT of tea (herbal mostly) on DDs without any sweeteners. It helps a lot with fullness, kind of tastes like food, & keeps my mouth occupied during former meal times. I also try to eat really fibrous veggies so the full feeling lasts longer. I also try to get a good bit of protein to feel full too. This lemon tuna salad I came up with is 72 calories.
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                              • First of all, I'm always low carb because I'm extremely carb sensitive, and I need that for appetite control.

                                On my DDs, I eat almost exclusively protein (tuna, egg whites, bison) because that controls my appetite much more than fat--AND I believe it's essential to provide the body with sufficient protein. I also find that hot tea and homemade bone broth really help suppress appetite. It may not sound good, but I've found that a little ACV and some hot sauce in my broth (almost a hot and sour soup flavor) is an amazing appetite suppressant. I've often had a cup about 5 pm, and nothing else until bedtime.

                                I tend to be a 'morning person,' and often have most of the DD calories before noon. At first, I worried that I would be too hungry later in the day, but I leave myself an extra 50 cal (for an egg white omelet) if I need it later on. Often I don't need those additional calories.

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