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Old Mon, Aug-23-04, 10:49
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Default Please Critique My Somersize Breakfast

Hi Guys,
Sudden change in my on going plateau. Excuse me if this is sorta
graphic but i'll tone it down. I have been kinda constipated for
awhile even though i have been drinking tons of water. So i drank 2
cups of cali girl dieters tea .
When i got on the scale it use to say 160 but
TODAY it said 155. Now was that water weight? The dieters tea said it
cleans out fat.
Any thoughts.
Sharon
By the way i am just happy to see the scale move, now if i drink a
ton of water will it reappear.
Breakfasteach
30min lateratmeal, splenda, cinnamon, skim milk, decaf coffee with
splenda, skim milk, whole wheat sugar free toast(1) with fat free
creme cheese.
How does my breakfast sound?
Sharon
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Old Tue, Aug-24-04, 05:19
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Is that low carb?
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Old Tue, Aug-24-04, 08:58
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It's somersize.
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Old Tue, Aug-24-04, 12:35
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OK, I thought this was a low carb forum, but I'm new here ;-)
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Old Tue, Aug-24-04, 12:45
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It is, there are some somersizers here too but since i am new too maybe i posted in the wrong forum.
Thanks
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Old Sun, Oct-17-04, 00:48
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That breakfast sounds really good. I love somersizing, but not to many people know about it .
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Old Fri, Oct-29-04, 00:34
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Default What is somersizing? Some Details here...

Reading a little about somersizing..and will share here for others benefit.

Somersizing was written by Suzanne Somers. The Somersizing Diet is a low carb, low caloric intake diet plan. The somersizing program follows some of the guidelines of Dr. Atkins low carb program, but is less strict. She also introduces a variation of food combining like Fit For Life and the French Diet. Somersizing comes out very against refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Obviously, that makes a lot of sense.

In her book Get Skinny on Fabulous Food, Suzanne Somers teaches you to eat real food in a way that reprograms your metabolism to burn fat and give you constant source of energy. Get started with level one for weight loss by eliminating some of the foods that wreak havoc on your system -- sugars, white flour, carrots, bananas and potatoes - to name a few. Then eat normal everyday foods in combinations that aid digestion and weight control.

Here is a pro/con breakdown:

Suzanne Somers' Get Skinny on Fabulous Food (Suzanne Somers and associates)

The Diet Plan Theory:

Somers' diet is a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan. The diet foods include unlimited amounts of meat, cheese, eggs, cream, oils and butter; and controlled portions of low-carbohydrate vegetables, whole-grain pastas, cereals, breads, beans, fruits and non-fat dairy products. There is a list of "funky foods" to eliminate, guidelines of when to eat fruits, and how to combine protein, fat, vegetables and carbohydrates. The diet is based on the theory that when eating protein and carbohydrates together, their enzymes cancel each other, halting digestion and leading to weight gain. The key to "Somersizing" is to eliminate foods high in sugars, a.k.a. carbohydrates.

Disadvantages:

There is no scientific data to support combining certain foods to lose weight or that protein and carbohydrate enzymes react when eaten together to stop digestion. Some foods naturally combine protein and carbohydrates, including nuts, milk, beans and whole-grain breads. The body digests these foods. The medical debate over potential harmful effect of long-term, high-protein diets on kidney function, cholesterol levels, and increased risk for heart disease, osteoporosis and cancer also applies to this plan. Ms. Somers herself had a bout with breast cancer. Whether this is related or not is, of course, up for speculation and discussion. There are no long-term randomized studies to support the safety of the diet.

Advantages:

Weight loss may occur with this diet. Meals are customized from a wide range of foods to meet personal tastes.



Here are the four Somersized Food Groups:

Pro/Fats: Includes proteins like meat, poultry, fish and eggs, and fats in their natural state like oil, butter, cream and cheese.

Veggies: Includes a host of low-starch, fresh vegetables, from artichokes to peppers to zucchini and more.

Carbos: Includes whole-grain pastas, cereals, bread, beans and nonfat dairy products.

Fruit: Includes a huge variety of fresh fruit, from apples to peaches to tangerines and more.

FOODS TO ELIMINATE (Funky Foods):

Includes sugars, highly starchy foods, caffeine and alcohol.

Sugars
White sugar
Brown sugar
Raw Sugar
Corn Syrup
Sucrose
Fructose
Molasses
Honey
Maple syrup
Beets
Carrots
Caffeine and Alcohol
Coffee
Caffeinated teas
Caffeinated sodas
Cocoa
Beer
Hard alcohol
Wine

Starches
White flour
White rice
Corn
Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
Parsnips
Yams
Butternut Squash
Bananas

Here are the basic guidelines to Level one (the weight loss portion of the program)

Eliminate all FUNKY FOODS
Eat FRUIT alone, on an empty stomach
Eat PRO/FATS with VEGGIES
Eat CARBOS with VEGGIES
Keep PRO/FATS separate from CARBOS
Wait three hours between meals if switching from a PRO/FATS meal to a CARBOS meal, or vice versa
DO not skip meals. Eat at least three meals a day, and eat until you feel satisfied and comfortably full.




Hope this helps..am still reading about it, and if I find something else of interest I will share it...
Love and Laughter,
Dawn
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Old Thu, Oct-01-09, 13:35
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Originally Posted by WORKATHOME
Hi Guys,
Sudden change in my on going plateau. Excuse me if this is sorta
graphic but i'll tone it down. I have been kinda constipated for
awhile even though i have been drinking tons of water. So i drank 2
cups of cali girl dieters tea .
When i got on the scale it use to say 160 but
TODAY it said 155. Now was that water weight? The dieters tea said it
cleans out fat.
Any thoughts.
Sharon
By the way i am just happy to see the scale move, now if i drink a
ton of water will it reappear.
Breakfasteach
30min lateratmeal, splenda, cinnamon, skim milk, decaf coffee with
splenda, skim milk, whole wheat sugar free toast(1) with fat free
creme cheese.
How does my breakfast sound?
Sharon

I think your breakfast looks fine with the exception of the FF cream cheese, it ha a lot of chemicals which may slow weight loss. I find that if I eat 2 celery stalks a day, I dont get constipated. Also, For myself and Iv'e heard others say, if we dont have as many carbo meals a week we lose better. I try to keep it at three a week. Keep up the good work.
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Old Thu, Oct-01-09, 13:40
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Plan: Dirty Carnivore.
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Originally Posted by cheledee
That breakfast sounds really good. I love somersizing, but not to many people know about it .

I found a somerzise forum with a lot of good recipes. lefora.com/somerzise
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Plan: Food Combining
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BF:?/27.5%/19.6%
Progress: 68%
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Your breakfast looks delicious! I'm also not sure about the cheese. I'm not sure how strict the somersize plan is about separating starches and proteins but many food combining plans would regard cheese as a protein food and not to be combined with starches.

To the other responents, yes this is alow carb board but this little corner is about food combining which by it's nature is lower carb but not low carb in the way that Atkins is.
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Old Sat, Oct-03-09, 14:37
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Oh my I've just posted an answer to a 5 year old question - silly ol' me!
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Old Mon, Feb-21-11, 15:49
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Plan: Dirty Carnivore.
Stats: 191/163/140 Female 53"
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Progress: 55%
Location: Tennessee/near Memphis
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Originally Posted by WORKATHOME
Hi Guys,
Sudden change in my on going plateau. Excuse me if this is sorta
graphic but i'll tone it down. I have been kinda constipated for
awhile even though i have been drinking tons of water. So i drank 2
cups of cali girl dieters tea .
When i got on the scale it use to say 160 but
TODAY it said 155. Now was that water weight? The dieters tea said it
cleans out fat.
Any thoughts.
Sharon
By the way i am just happy to see the scale move, now if i drink a
ton of water will it reappear.
Breakfasteach
30min lateratmeal, splenda, cinnamon, skim milk, decaf coffee with
splenda, skim milk, whole wheat sugar free toast(1) with fat free
creme cheese.
How does my breakfast sound?
Sharon

I don't know anything about the tea, but your breakfast looks clean somersize as long as you wait the 3 hrs. before pro/fat.
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