I am new to this diet (started yesterday) and I feel like I am starting to cave. I had a bad headache yesterday and felt like I was starving all day although I had eaten everything on the plan. After eating a lot of chicken and steak yesterday I was wondering if I can have a Pork Chop? I didnt see it listed but was wondering why not?
Also besides celery sticks and brocolli any suggestions on the raw green vegetable part. I like salads but only with salad dressing. Can I buy some fat free?
Thanks for you help...:D
03-22-2007, 10:47 AM
Are you doing Fast Forward? You should have gotten a paper with information on it. You can cook all of your foods with unlimited fat and use regular salad dressing - For these two days only!
Your list should say you can have pork tenderloin. Although this and beef are "heavier" proteins and may not give you a great loss during these two days.
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03-22-2007, 10:49 AM
Hey, welcome to the plan. I'm on Gold also, and I eat pork chops all the time... in the menue plan kit it says:
Center Loin Chop- 4oz
Tenderloin- 4 oz
I usually say that 4 oz pork is a good measurement for all chops and ground meat. Hope this helps!
03-22-2007, 10:51 AM
I started two weeks ago and felt the same way in the very beginning. I thought, "What did I get myself into?" and was sure I couldn't do it for 18 weeks. But I am down 3.2 pounds and my body has adjusted. Are you doing Fast Forward right now? I got headahes, too. Make sure you are drinking a lot of water and it will pass. I am not sure about the pork but as far as green veggies go, I ate lettuce, spinach, broccoli, celery, bell peppers, and cucmbers. Good luck. Once you get about 3-4 days under your belt you will be fine!
03-22-2007, 11:09 AM
I usually find it easier with the vegetables if I have some cooked ones, in addition to the raw ones. When I do FF, I usually will cook some broccoli or spinach for one meal. I use differents herbs and spices and sometimes lemon juice for seasoning. It kind of breaks things up from just "having a salad."
03-22-2007, 11:24 AM
Thanks for all the good advise. I was thinking about cooking some green beans to at least get some more veggies into my diet...
My plan is from about 8 years ago and unfortunately the frozen dinner list is way outdated. I cannot find anything in the grocery store anymore. Most things have been discontinued or replaced with new meals. It should be trying to find some entrees I can eat.
My Gold Plan calls it the "take off phase" and it lasts three days. Unlimited Meats- beef, chicken,fish,liver,shellfish, tuna and veal. No mention about pork so that is where I am confused.
I am a somewhat picky eater so most of the veggies I dont usually eat. I guess I will have to try them or I might starve!
03-22-2007, 11:27 AM
Here... whenever you start the plan now it's two days called Fast Forward. Are you doing the Knudsen's juice too? That's our substitute for the LA Take Off Juice. Here's the information on the Fast Forward program. I had typed it into my computer so I had it here at work.
FAST FORWARD PROGRAM INSTRUCTIONS (UNLIMITED)
The purpose of the Fast Forward weight loss program is to assist your body in reaching the optimum chemical balance so that, when the next phase of your program begins, you will lose weight in the fastest, safest, and most enjoyable way possible.
Changing food composition can promote quick weight loss, decrease bloating, improve energy, and minimize hunger.
Use this menu for two days during the Fast Forward weight loss phase. Select your foods from the list below.
YOUR DAILY MENU:
Unlimited raw, green vegetables
16oz Fast Forward drink mixed with 16 oz water; sip throughout the day (Refrigerate drink bottle after opening)
¼- ½ tsp Morton Lite Salt
Water – eight 8oz glasses (Perrier, seltzer water, or mineral water may be substituted)
NO OTHER FOODS SHOULD BE USED DURING THIS PHASE – avoid eating bread, pasta, milk, starchy vegetables such as potatoes, peas and corn, and condiments (relish and ketchup). Additional foods will be introduced in the next phase of your program.
Feel free to use butter, margarine, or oil (any type) in preparing your foods. Use oil and vinegar, LA Salad Dressings, or light salad dressings on your salads.
Protein Choices – Unlimited
Can be consumed with skin, but no breading
Arm roast, chuck roast, club steak, filet mignon, flank steak, ground meat, round steak, rump roast, sirloin steak, T-bone steak
Chicken and Turkey
Breast, drumsticks, ground, thighs, wings
If you choose to have eggs, please limit to 2 per day
Plain varieties, such as plain Egg Beaters
Chop, crown roast, cubed, flank, loin
Beef, calf, chicken
Fish: bluefish, calamari, cod, crayfish, flounder, grouper, haddock, halibut, king mackerel, lake perch, mahi mahi, orange roughy, pike, Pollock, red snapper, salmon, scrod, sea bass, sole striped bass, swordfish, tilapia, trout, tuna (fresh or canned, packed in water only), walleye, whitefish, yellow tail
Shellfish: clams, crab, lobster, mussels, oysters, scallops, shrimp
Chop, cubed, cutlet, rump
Seiten – 4 oz per serving
Soy cheese – 3 slices (approximately 2 oz) per serving
Tofu – 1 cup (8oz) per serving
Vegetable Choices – Unlimited
Use fresh, raw vegetables or steamed vegetables
Asparagus, bok choy, broccoli, celery, collard greens, cucumbers, endive, escarole, green beans, green cabbage, green onions/scallions, green peppers, iceberg lettuce, kale, romaine lettuce, spinach, string beans, swiss chard, zucchini
You may also include…
Artificial Sweetener – up to 3 packets per day
Cheese, park skim, reduced fat, light – 2 slices per day (great for omelets!)
Cream cheese, light – 1 Tbsp. per day (great for dipping vegetables!)
Creamer, fat free, non dairy – 1 Tbsp per day (Great for coffee!)
Mayonnaise, light – 1 Tbsp. per day (Great for salads!)
Mustard, brown, dijon, spicy – 1 Tbsp. per day (Great tasting!)
Seasonings – any seasoning may be used to enhance the flavor of food as long as it contains no sugar or salt
Coffee or tea, caffeinated – up to two 6 oz cups per day
Coffee of tea, decaffeinated – unlimited
Diet soda – up to 24 oz per day
Hot fresh lemon water – up to 2 cups per day this acts as a natural diuretic to relieve a full or bloated feeling)
This menu is a sample to help you plan your own menu. To have an enjoyable and successful Fast Forward weight loss program experience, choose foods from the list that you like best.
Fast Forward drink
Cheese omelet – ½ cup Egg Beaters, 2 slices light American cheese, sprinkle with a portion of Morton Lite Salt
Coffee or tea with Splenda and fat free, non-dairy creamer
Fast Forward drink
Raw, green vegetables dipped in salad dressing
Rotisserie chicken breast, skin removed
Large tossed green salad with salad dressing
Tuna salad – tuna (canned, water packed) with 1 Tbsp light mayonnaise
Fast Forward Drink
Cucumbers, sprinkle with a portion of Morton’s Lite Salt
Hard boiled egg, sliced
Fast Forward Drink
Sirloin steak, grilled
Large tossed green salad with salad dressing
Asparagus, sautéed, sprinkle with remainder portion of Morton’s Lite Salt
Raw, green celery and cucumbers dipped in salad dressing
03-22-2007, 11:35 AM
It is amazing how different these diets now are.
The Take Off Phase gives you choices of the proteins I listed above, all the raw vegetable I can consume, 2 eggs in the morning, and 2 oranges (one in the AM and one in the PM) 8-8oz glasses of water
I can cook in butter or oil but that is it! No wonder I feel like I am starving.
Thanks a bunch. I am heading to the grocery store today to retreive some better things to eat.
Without buying the juice from LAWL what else could I buy?
03-22-2007, 11:45 AM
Knudsen's Morning Blend juice, 4 oranges or 1/8 cantaloupe four times a day (1/2 cantaloupe per day). Or even the Celebrity Juice Diet or Hollywood 48 hour juice diet can work too although they have a few different ingredients than the LA juice.
For the Knudsen's (in the organic section of your grocery store), you would mix 26oz juice, 4 teaspoons Benefiber and 6oz water and sip throughout the day.