*** The Diet ***

The background -


The diet was given to me by a friend who began attending FA (Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous), which I have since started attending too.  The diet is Sugar and Flour free, the whole diet is based on the fact that some people have an "allergy" to Sugar, Flour and large quantities where as once they start they can't stop and so on. I don't know if consider myself 100% an addict, however a lot of the things I have read has lead me to believe so.

Basically there is the diet (found below), and there are meetings (can be found here http://www.foodaddicts.org/meetings.php) the meetings are free to attend, they do pass around a basket and everyone puts in $1 at the meeting I have been going too. Then there is sponsorship, much like AA, FA recommends a sponsor, so for me, I call my friend each morning and tell her what I'm going to eat. Once I do that, I don't have the urge to cheat - I would feel so guilty LOL. I was actually going to Jenny Craig when my friend told me she lost almost 100 lbs doing this - in under a year, and feels amazing. Believe it or not my Jenny Craig consultant started this plan too !! It sounds pretty hard core , but I can guarantee it works, and you won't feel deprived. : ) Oh and one more thing, I guarantee you won't be hungry - I feel like I'm eating a lot of food each day. : )


 


Here is the diet.
Breakfast
1/3 C Oatmeal Plain or 1.5 Oz Cheerios Plain
and
6oz Fruit
and
4oz protien (could be Milk, 2 eggs, meat, n/f plain yogurt, light cheese)
 
Lunch


8oz Salad + 2 tbls dressing (light dressing, sugar should not be in first 4 ingrediants)


6oz cooked veggies (non starchy)
4oz protien (meat, poultry or fish)
6oz fruit
 
Dinner
Same as lunch w/out the fruit

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 4:37 am
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Steff, are you having fat free milk with your cheerios for breakfast or just eating them plain?

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 11:01 am
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I'm using the protein part of my breakfast and having Fat Free milk... You could also eat Oatmeal, fruit, and a yogurt for instance. :  ) I am just thinking Fat Free milk is less calories so I will usually put it in my oatmeal or cheerios.  My friend suggested an extra glass of milk in the day since we are women and need the calcium too. 

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 11:31 am
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I measured my cheerios in a measuring cup and 1.5oz is 6 bites!  Please tell me you meant a cup and a half of cheerios?  I'm hungry!!  LOL

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 4:19 am
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Awesome thanks Steff! Going to have to try this one!

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 4:26 am
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1.5 ounces LOL...  : )  it's about a cup and a half I believe (from seeing it in my bowl) LOL....  I add banana to mine : ) 

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 5:07 am
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Yay for more food!!  I thought something was not right.  Off to eat more!!

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 6:01 am
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I started something similar two weeks ago, except it's more about insulin and how some of us just can't regulate it. Why some people with diabetes get overweight, etc. We weren't meant to eat processed grains, we put too many carbs into our diet and our bodies don't know what to do with it so it turns to fat. My parents and I lost 6 pounds (each of us) by going on this for two weeks. You can eat all the meat, nuts and veggies you want, as long as they have a low glycemic index. Our bodies want protein, and all the carbs we need come from vegetables and fruit. But of course on this diet for the first couple of weeks you are supposed to cut out as many carbs as possible, so no fruit unless its cherries which have a very low glycemic index. My boyfriend calls it the caveman diet, but it's working, and after a while your body stops craving so many carbs.

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Yes, this is similar to the Mediterranean diet or the South Beach diet both of which I have tried.  The only difference is getting to eat fruit from the very start of which on SB you cannot the first two weeks.  I lost 17lbs on SB once upon a time.  It will work, you just have to stay focused and not cheat.

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 8:38 am
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I did South Beach, Atkins, Jenny, WW, Medifast OMG you name it.... This is something that is very healthy and truely works - if I can keep it up continuously is yet to be determined considering that my birthday is this weekend and I really love cake, but we won't go there on this board.

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 9:53 am
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I love this diet Hotsteff! Thanks for sharin! I'm on it right now!  I've lost about 3ish lbs so far

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm
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Thank you for the diet plan! I have dropped about 30lbs in the past year, and about 15 in the past 2 months. I feel like I am at a halt :( So I will implement this diet into my work out routine!!  YAY

Posted on April 2, 2011 at 11:50 am
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Your welcome ladies, we can not keep these things for ourselves right : )

Posted on April 6, 2011 at 10:32 am
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if you need more protein in your diet, consider greek yogurt.  1 cup of plain fage yogurt has -- wait for it -- 23 grams of protien!!!  definitely put some fruit or cucumber in there though...it's kind of bitter.

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 3:04 am
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I love that stuff = )

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 9:44 am
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Well at this point something has to give and I will try anything. Gotta get these last ten pounds off for the wedding.
Posted on May 7, 2011 at 12:15 am

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