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General Discussion / Re: Wife needs help!
« on: March 28, 2011, 11:43:09 PM »
Doug, Umpa and others. 

She has read the book, she is maybe a little shy on the water.  Weekends are worse for her in regards to portion control.  She is going to pay more attention to portion size, as far as detox I believe so.  She had a couple real bad days late in her first week.  Feeling sick, shaky etc...  She is determined to give it her best shot.  I will suggest the journal (you don't tell a woman to do anything!!).  We are using Adkins bars, 1 daily, and sometimes an Adkins shake.  Mostly bits of pepperoni, cheese, cottage cheese, romaine salads with little or no dressing, almonds and water to curb the hunger.  It's working for me well.  I'm just afraid she'll lose faith and revert to Doritos and salads as staples.

General Discussion / Wife needs help!
« on: March 27, 2011, 01:17:24 PM »
My wife is having a tough time folks.  She has been on the plan for two weeks, following it to the letter but at our weigh in today she is up two pounds!  Her goal is to lose 25 pounds, the first week she lost weight.  She was so disappointed after weighing.  I don't know what to tell her.  She is too shy to join boards like this or ask folks she doesn't know for help.  If anyone has suggestions for me, about how to help I would be forever grateful.


Product Reviews / Preferred Stores
« on: March 24, 2011, 11:21:02 PM »
I'm looking for input, as to which stores, online or whatever, that have the best prices, selection etc...of products for the lifestyle.  We are loving it but can't find some things locally that we would like to add to our pantry.  I'm just curious what you all have found when shopping for low or no carb foods.


Click Here To Share Your Success Story / WhoooooHooo!
« on: March 19, 2011, 02:11:12 PM »
Second weigh in, down another 4 pounds!  For a total of 14 pounds lost in my first two weeks.  My wife is even trying the plan and she is down 3 pounds in her first week!

General Discussion / Re: Attention everyone, DOUG needs your input
« on: March 17, 2011, 11:01:22 PM »
I know I'm new to this, but.....

First I'd stress more the importance of realizing this is a "Life Style Change".  Not a diet, not difficult and not impossible to do. 

Second thing I would do, is spend a moment on the beginning.  The one thing I looked for in the book, was an answer solidly stated to the question, "where does it say what to do on day one?"  When I didn't find it I went to Adkins induction phase as my first step.  Show on the disc what to do the first day, how you'll feel, what may go through your head.  What could happen on day four or five of sugar detox, you know the day you may feel like crap that only lasts a day.

Third, I would put an emphasis on the portion of the book that relates to the signs of actual hunger.  That has done as much or more for me personally than any other part of the book.  Know when you are REALLY hungry, then eat only what you need for fuel and choose the correct fuel.   

This is a great program, I have never been so excited to make a change in my lifelike this has done or me.  I look forward to every day to seeing how much improvement in my life choices have evolved from the day before! I find my self questioning my hunger pangs, eating far less than I have in years and not being hungry. 

There are my two cents Doug.  Thanks so much for opening my eyes, my wife is even trying this with me now!  If you only knew how amazing that is, you'd be beside yourself!   She's a tough sell!


General Discussion / Re: Fast food advice (Please)
« on: March 16, 2011, 01:16:41 AM »
Where are you going on vacation?

Doug, this brings up a good topic.  I am a a salesman, on the road, and used to grabbing whatever I can eat at 70 mph, on interstate five between customers.  Pepperoni sticks and cheese squares get awfully boring  after a while.  I take Adkins Meal Bars and Shakes, gallons of water, but a couple of McDonald's cheese burgers were sure easy to eat while traveling.  Any suggestions for one of those naughty ol' traveling salesmen?? 

General Questions / Re: bread and tortillas
« on: March 16, 2011, 12:57:59 AM »

Sounds good! I sort of make a tuna melt in mine and heat it up in the microwave. Fortunately, they can be used in a lot of different ways. :)

Tuna melt!!!  Great idea, I have used one for a hot dog bun as well!

Sides and Snacks / Grandma's Green Beans
« on: March 14, 2011, 10:33:25 PM »
I got this one from my late Grandma Dora, she was one heck of a good cook.  She always called me to come up to her place when she was baking bread, making cookies or making date bars (they were to die for).  We would sit together and eat fresh, hot scratch made bread, coated with melted butter.  We each took a heel!  We talked for hours over her treats.  I always loved her green beans, sometimes she'd make a pot with garden fresh beans and we'd sit and eat the whole thing all at one sitting!

1 - Can cut green beans
1/2 - Cup real bacon bits
1/2 - Cup diced or sliced onion
2 - Teaspoons minced Garlic (more if you like, I like 6 good sized cloves)
2 - Tablespoons of butter
Salt and pepper to taste, I use a touch of sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
1 - Cup water

Options that make life interesting....
Italian Seasonings such as Oregano and Basil.  A touch of Cumin and pablano pepper (or jalapeņo if you like hot stuff).  Mushrooms, any kind really, but out here everything is better with Chantrelles!  A chicken bouillon cube is also good, though you need to back off the salt if you use cubes.

Put all ingredients in a medium sauce pan, brig to a boil, then simmer for an hour or two, add a little more as needed during cooking for your desired "thickness". 

I like to let a large batch with fresh picked beans (adjusted for two or three pounds of beens and fresh bacon) cook most of a day.  Then cool over night and re-heat to serve.

General Questions / Re: bread and tortillas
« on: March 14, 2011, 10:01:05 PM »
I was wondering the same thing.  I had 2 soft tacos last night using the small shells, saved carbs up all day and boy was it worth it!  Best six grams I've ever had!  La Tortilla's are the bomb for taste too.  I used one today for a hotdog bun!

General Discussion / Re: Diverticulitis anyone???
« on: March 12, 2011, 10:20:28 PM »
Thanks all!  You'll have to help me come up with a new User name later.   The only one I've been able to come up with is "Skinny D^$K" (being a Richard and all!  I don't think I want that one either!

I've been called Fat Richie since before I was fat.  I used to be 5'10" and 165lbs at 25.  I started out here at 5'10" and 350 lbs and I'll be fifty this year!

General Discussion / Re: Diverticulitis anyone???
« on: March 12, 2011, 02:20:54 PM »
Thanks Doug and Umpa, I have as of Last Sunday, started no Carbs all protein to get things jump started and it is working well.  I just got the book so I will be reading it and learning what this diet is all about. 


General Discussion / Diverticulitis anyone???
« on: March 07, 2011, 10:10:55 AM »
I have been hospitalized for Diverticulitis in the past year and have been on a high fiber diet, and on stool softeners ever since.  Is this program going to be the lifestyle change for me or should I look to another type of diet??  :-\

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