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Old Thu, Jan-10-02, 03:00
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Plan: CAD
Stats: 148/146/135
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Progress: 15%
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Hi. I am relatively new to CAD. Began trying this for about two weeks. The last time I got on the scale I was the same from the week before. 146. I do want to suceed at this plan, but I don't understand some of you that say the carb cravings have gone away. I don't eat any carbs at lunch, so by the time I get home home for dinner, that is all I cqan think about!! ANyhow, I don't want to get on the scale, this week because I already jumped "off the wagon". Yesterday, I ate my reward meal as lunch and had a tuna fish salad with croutons and pretzels. That was ok. But dinner I was not supposed to have carbs and ended up eating a half a muffin and a piece of sourdough bread. Somedays I feel like I am not able to do this. I know 10 pounds isnt a large amount, but it is if you are on a plateu or fall of the program.
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Old Thu, Jan-10-02, 05:10
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Plan: cad/calp
Stats: 200/186/160 Female 67 inches
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Progress: 35%
Location: florida
Default You've got to stick to the program

The diet will work if you stick to the program.You didn't mention breakfast. Maybe you should start. Not eating the right combinations of foods will make you stall and cheating on the plan will definely not work.Not eating the protein breakfast and lunch will leave you starved so when you get home you will not stick to the plan.And the REward Meal has to be eaten in one hour and anything you nibble on has to be included in the hour.Hope this helps.Wawtigress
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Old Thu, Jan-10-02, 10:34
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Plan: Protein Power
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Jess, I'm going to post a link to a thread Karen put up last week -- I certainly recognized myself in it. You may find some tips as well. It's not willpower. It's physical -- please stop beating yourself up

http://forum.lowcarber.org/t29131.html


(This is long, but I think it's worth the read.)
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Old Sat, Jan-12-02, 05:59
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Plan: CAD
Stats: 148/146/135
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Progress: 15%
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Unhappy up 2 pounds

I guess I need to be more strict when it comes to this diet. Thank you for the helpful hints regarding breakfast. I amy try it. It is hard when you leave so early in the morning, and may not have an appetite yet for anytrhing. I wonder if I am eating to much fat? Cheese, nuts, carbs for a reward meal? I have been excercising as usual, and this could be a daily fluctuation, but even over xmas I was 145...today 147. Now it is 12 pounds to lose. I thought I was going down...:-(
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Old Sat, Jan-12-02, 18:38
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Plan: Ketogenic
Stats: -/-/- Female 5 feet 4 inches
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Progress: 100%
Location: Vancouver
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For now, why don't you re-read CAD/CALP and actually map out a plan of action for yourself by writing it down?

The CAD plan - or any plan - usually works if you follow it as written. Examine your thoughts for areas where you sabotage yourself by making excuses, instead of making a firm commitment to following through.

Most programs that train people how to eat properly for whatever the reason - food addictions, bullemia/anorexia, recovering alcoholics. etc - absolutely insist that you eat three meals a day.

You are retraining yourself, and you probably need some guidance as well as committing to your plan. It's not easy, and it's not always fast.

Is there anyone here that you've read who had difficulty at first and you admire from their posts? Ask them how they did it.

Karen
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Old Sun, Jan-13-02, 05:28
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Plan: CALP
Stats: 286.65/254.3/165
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Progress: 27%
Location: Logan, south of Brisbane, Australia
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Hi jess188,
have a look at the CAD/CALP support thread in this section of forum. There is lots of good advice there.
I posted some info there yesterday that summarised my experience with CALP for the first two weeks. It may be helpful!
Also read some of the Journals that the CALPers in these threads have written for meal ideas. Learn by our mistakes and triumphs. It could save you time and problems!
I have found I'm always eating salad on CALP, even for snacks and for those non-reward meals. It is a very healthy way of eating.
You say you are doing CAD. have you read CALP? The Heller's changed their original diet quite significantly in CALP. Borrow a copy from the library if you can..it could make the differnce for you.
All the best
kezza
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