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Old Sun, Jan-31-10, 09:33
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There's a lot more to it than that. Check the book out of the library.


I'm sure there is but it would be an awful long trot to the library.
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Old Sun, Jan-31-10, 11:28
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Plan: HF/vLC/GF,CF,SF
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Shyvas: the shakes are made of 2T cream, water, 2 scoops of very lc protein powder, ice (I leave it out) and flavour. Although the 6 wk cure book makes it sound like you can add an egg to every shake, on their blog the Eades said you can add only one egg to one shake per day only if you are starving. More will slow weightloss. Since scoops come in all sizes, aim for however many scoops add up to ~100g of protein per day.

It is 3 shakes a day plus a standard LC meal.

When I tried it I found it easier to do 2 shakes with 3T heavy cream & 3 scoops of protein (rather than 3 shakes w/2 scoops), with an egg in one or both to avoid feeling hungry all day.

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Old Sun, Jan-31-10, 12:04
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Plan: Vegetarian LC
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Shyvas: the shakes are made of 2T cream, water, 2 scoops of very lc protein powder, ice (I leave it out) and flavour. Although the 6 wk cure book makes it sound like you can add an egg to every shake, on their blog the Eades said you can add only one egg to one shake per day only if you are starving. More will slow weightloss. Since scoops come in all sizes, aim for however many scoops add up to ~100g of protein per day.

It is 3 shakes a day plus a standard LC meal.

When I tried it I found it easier to do 2 shakes with 3T heavy cream & 3 scoops of protein (rather than 3 shakes w/2 scoops), with an egg in one or both to avoid feeling hungry all day.


Thank You deirdra.

Have noted 3 shakes plus a normal LC meal in the evening.

I was just wondering whether you added the L-leucine and if so did it make a difference ?
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Old Sun, Jan-31-10, 12:17
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Thank You deirdra.
Have noted 3 shakes plus a normal LC meal in the evening.
I was just wondering whether you added the L-leucine and if so did it make a difference ?

I couldn't find the leucine powder so tried tablets, but didn't notice any difference.
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Old Sun, Jan-31-10, 12:42
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I couldn't find the leucine powder so tried tablets, but didn't notice any difference.


I only have the protein powder? So prehaps won't bother ordering the latter if you find that there's no difference.

Thank You.
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Old Sun, Jan-31-10, 17:47
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I only have the protein powder? So prehaps won't bother ordering the latter if you find that there's no difference.

Thank You.


I ordered the leucine powder and it tasted horrible!! I used it but didn't notice any difference. Blechhhh! It is nasty tasting!!
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Old Mon, Feb-01-10, 07:56
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I ordered the leucine powder and it tasted horrible!! I used it but didn't notice any difference. Blechhhh! It is nasty tasting!!


Thanx so much. Won't bother ordering it then as it is quite expensive.

This plan seems so appealing and quite easy to follow. I used to have a protein/red berry shake for lunch so this will be familiar for me.
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Old Mon, Feb-01-10, 09:00
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There's plenty of leucine in protein powder anyways...
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Old Sat, Feb-06-10, 00:06
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Plan: Vegetarian LC
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There's a lot more to it than that. Check the book out of the library.


I have just found the paperback edition and ordered it from Amazon Uk for 5.

I'm looking forward to reading it and have reordered Jarrow's protein powder from i herb's.

I hope this method will shift the last few 1Ibs.
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Old Wed, Apr-14-10, 20:58
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Plan: South Beach-esque
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My favorite protein powder is actually rice-based. (Go figure!) Eades says it's OK to use rice protein, though he mentions whey is the most perfect kind. (Problem is, whey is known for getting into the system quickly so while it's a great replenishment right after exercise for athletes it can leave you hungry.)

The rice powder I get is this one - very light and no weird tastes, still filling: Nutribiotic - and it's 55 cals per tablespoon with 0.3g fat, 1.8g carb and 12g protein.
http://www.vitacost.com/NutriBiotic...ceProteinPowder

Bought the 6-week cure book just now online. I think I love e-books.

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Old Thu, Apr-15-10, 15:27
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Plan: VLC/~keto dirty primal
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I got a neat supplement that is basically EVERY amino acid. Useful for taking when not eating a full-spectrum food such as meat. Re: the leucine, I doubt there is a requirement that you TASTE it. If it's yucky, swallow it like a vitamin, not in the shake, that's gotta be easier.

I sometimes make protein powder drinks with cream and water and ice. Except I hadn't heard of 'egg-creams' or this idea from the book (I haven't read it). It's simply that I only use cream usually, and it needs more fluid so I add water. I have not yet managed to find any protein powder I don't think is vile, despite probably 25 kinds tried over time. My kid however loves Whey Gourmet's Creamy Dreamy Chocolate, she's 13.
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Old Thu, Apr-15-10, 15:36
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Plan: VLC
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Congrats on losing 3 lbs! But my problem is this. Presumably, you aren't going to eat three shakes and one meal per day forever, right? So, what happens when you start eating real food again? It just sounds faddish to me. It's extremely important to change your lifestyle and learn new habits. it's hard work and the REAL challenge to weight loss. That's why it's usually referred to as a WOL/WOE. Just my 2 cents!
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Old Sun, Apr-18-10, 18:48
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Re: the leucine, I doubt there is a requirement that you TASTE it. If it's yucky, swallow it like a vitamin, not in the shake, that's gotta be easier.


That's how I took it. Never did put it in my shakes because it was so foul tasting - I didn't want it to wreck the taste of the shakes. I would put the powder in a small shaker w/ some water, or crystal light, or various other things to try to disguise it but it never worked. Just too gross for me. I know you can buy it in pill form but I'm not interested in adding a gazillion pills to my already plentiful array of daily supplements.
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Old Sat, May-08-10, 16:42
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Mellzy, I was thinking the same thing... I don't think I could drink shakes all day for the rest of my life. I can however, eat a delicious breakfast, snack if I want it, a great lunch, etc. ~

It just doesn't seem realistic to me...
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Old Sun, Jun-27-10, 07:52
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Plan: HCG 2.0 Rx Drops
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You can get a used hardcover copy on Amazon for $12.38, if you can't find it in the library.
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