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General Discussion / Re: Ah Caulifower, I remember you well
« on: November 12, 2017, 06:43:44 PM »
I count everything that goes in the coleslaw  and add 2 tablespoons of my favourite  mayo - usually making only 2 servings.  Using them only as side dishes to some protein.
It makes a change from cooked vegies or the usual salad fixings.

General Discussion / Ah Caulifower, I remember you well
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:10:34 PM »
 I made Caulifower hash browns the other day and they were so yum  - I then renenbered  how truly versatile this vegetable is. 

Considering this was my most hated vegetable when I was growing up.  I think my mother only served it boiled so that could explain a lot.  When I was older I tried cauli in cheese sauce - always a favourite - I think this changed my mind. 

When I started F2S I did cauli mash instead of potatoes and I enjoyed that:  I think I prefer it now to potato.  Then came cauli rice, which is really heaps better than stodgy white rice.  Cauli is also great in casseroles as a replacement for potato, but my hash browns(or substitute potato pancakes or fritters)  - yummo.  I hadn't made them in ages and forgot how great they were.

Now that it's almost summer here in Australia and the weather really is warming up - I've realised how easy it is to make coleslaw compared to the ones you buy already made.  I cannot believe the carb count!!!!   Do they add a spoonful of sugar prior to packaging?? either that or they use a really carb load mayo/dressing.

Hi  E,  what a downer.   

I've never heard that physiotherapy helping weight reduction but maybe they have a set of isometric or physical exercises that might augment losing weight.  Everyone seems to think they have the solution, but only at a huge cost.  Why does everything have to have a price tag to it.  I do know that if you follow doug's plan (and the outlay being only price of the book) you will lose weight

I did really well at the beginning. but life got me falling off the wagon then climbing back up, doing well then another life upset.  I can only blame myself.  There are days that you just want to curl up and cry and stuff your face,  which of course only makes it worse.  So you may fall down but remember to drag yourself up again. 

I find that every time I come back to this lifestyle it is easier and easier because I know what to do.  BECAUSE I feel better, my body doesn't hurt as much.  I feel fuller on less food and I realise I don't have to eat food I don't like because some nutritionist's diet plan says I have to.

The food variety is huge and the recipes on the forum are great.  Even desserts.
Do you realise 'desserts' spelled backwards is 'stressed' which I reckon is why we like to hit the sweet stuff.

So *E* I hope you join us here,  we can help and we can listen.  Don't give up the singing, don't give up on your dream.  Show them you can do it without them.

Good luck and hoping to see you on the forum often.

General Discussion / Re: I love Fall!!
« on: September 24, 2017, 03:22:23 AM »
Down here in Australia we have just come into Spring.   Weather is erratic.  Currently lots of rain.

General Discussion / Re: COME ON PEOPLE - get involved
« on: September 24, 2017, 03:20:58 AM »
I think we all pop in now and then and check who's on.

General Discussion / Re: Cinnamon-honey formula...
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:41:06 PM »
Hi  Shelley - welcome to the forum :)

Thank you for your suggestion but  if you have read Doug's book you would realise that honey is a bit of a no no when it comes to sugar free.  Perhaps a substitute like xylitol if  sweetness is the aim but if it has to be honey it will be tricky to incorporate it in your 20carbs/day.

Cinnamon is reported to do lots of great things but I'm not sure how this would help [url=]lose weight[/url].

General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Irma
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:28:31 PM »
Here's hoping.....

General Discussion / COME ON PEOPLE - get involved
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:23:29 AM »
As I said - come on people.  While I have been on line there have been 56 guests and only 1 user (me).   It's fun to read the comments but it's great to be involved.   The people who regularly come on this forum have been through all the things you will be going through as a newbie.   We have been there, done that, fallen off the wagon, cried, screamed and gotten support.  That's what we are here for.   I live in a regional country town in Australia, pop 350 (approx).   I live alone and don't really get support from those around me.  My kids have left home...and you would think it would be easier, but in reality there is no one to share a meal, come up with ideas or even share allowable cakes/cookies.  So you don't bother because really you shouldn't eat it all by yourself.   Mouseissue (Tony) is really great and has been a great help on this forum - I think he has seen it all and is invaluable with his advice.

So please people - join in, make friends.  Tell us your hopes or disappointments.
And as Frasier says "I'm (we're) listening"....... ;D

General Discussion / Re: It's been a while!
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:06:09 AM »
and - Hello Tony

You are a true stalwart of this forum.  Every time I pop on to see who is around you are always there. 

I've wanted to post often but it's hard to post something when no one else is posting.   It seems lots people come on but don't want to comment on anything so the community support thing doesn't happen.  Remember when there were heaps of us just chatting away. 

I also miss the fact that Doug and Umpa don't seem to be in the forefront anymore.
They were always posting away and keeping us on track, encouraging us, giving us new recipes.

General Discussion / Re: So where is Doug and Umpa
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:58:58 AM »
Hi susie - how's it going??  I see your posts every so often and catch a bit of your life.   How's the teenager  :D??

General Discussion / Re: It's been a while!
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:55:31 AM »
FANTASTIC  - puppies beat mother-in-laws paws down  :D

General Discussion / Re: Tips to reduce weight - Urgent!!
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:54:27 AM »
People who make ultimatums want you to fail.   If she is already seeing someone else she is not interested in your uncle.  Best he clears the decks and cares for himself - then finds someone.

General Discussion / Re: Hey guys!!!
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:50:25 AM »
Yes sir! My mom before she passed away, always had a saying..."If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten."

Pretty much.   History is deemed to repeat itself......dammit!!!!

General Discussion / Re: I'm back.... again....
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:48:48 AM »
Me too.   Lived the lifestyle,  dropped the lifestyle.   Wallowed in depression.  Trying to drag myself up by the boot straps as they say.  Why do we do these things to ourselves?????   As you say "I know what to do"  ;D

First step will be clearing out the pantry and fridge.

General Discussion / Re: Tips to reduce weight in a month?
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:45:52 AM »
Ah...falling in love....remember that well.  It's good you are researching and helping your sister, but really it is in her hands in the end.  She is the one you has to make the decision and I know she wants to do it quick but that much weight in that short of time can lead to  a real problem if it doesn't happen.   

Does she want to lose the weight for her or for him?   Without details it's hard to say....if he is a friend (easier) she could ask him to help her with maybe a eating/training program.  If they could train together or even go for a walk together then she gets to spend time with him.   

Whilst lipo is quick, it does have associated medical risks, costs money, needs recovery time, is painful - it also leaves you with saggy skin and as Tony says  doesn't fix the underlying problem.   Pointless.   

What is it with family??????  They should be supportive (I mean you get to tease and stuff but they supposed to have your back).

Get her to buy the book or you can make a gift out of it.  If I recall it comes in kindle format as well.

Tell her take a deep breath and go for it.  We are all here to support and listen to her.   You may want to join in as well - it's easier when there's 2  ;D 
Even if you don't have weight to lose, it is a healthier lifestyle.

Go for it.

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