Overeaters Anonymous - Anyone else following Kay Sheppards food plan??




babygrant
01-11-2010, 12:17 PM
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patd
01-14-2010, 01:40 PM
I am but a very modified version that my sponsor is helping me with at the moment. All the grains and starches made me sick due to some health conditions I curently have, I do believe it is a good plan.

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patd

Jen415
03-25-2010, 09:27 AM
I have been on the food plan for 21 days now. It was a rough first few days going through detox, but now I feel fantastic! When I first saw the plan, it scared me a little, but now I find it pretty easy! The big challenge is eating out. Sometimes it's hard to find a place where you can have abstinent food. You definitely have to plan ahead in order to eat clean!


Jen415
04-29-2010, 08:49 AM
Just wanted to bump this up there again... this plan really works! I have been on it for 56 days and have not had a single food craving. Amazing! It is now more than a plan for me--it is my way of life. And those closest to me may not understand the plan, but they support me thoroughly. I can't ask for more than that! :)

babygrant
04-29-2010, 11:48 PM
Just wanted to bump this up there again... this plan really works! I have been on it for 56 days and have not had a single food craving. Amazing! It is now more than a plan for me--it is my way of life. And those closest to me may not understand the plan, but they support me thoroughly. I can't ask for more than that! :)

That's amazing! I haven't started it.....I'm still dealing with the horid food addiction.

Jen415
04-30-2010, 07:38 PM
That's amazing! I haven't started it.....I'm still dealing with the horid food addiction.

That's the beauty of this food plan--it helps you get rid of the addictive substances like sugar, flour and wheat. Trust me, once you start it and get through the first week, you will feel so much better!

How did you hear of the food plan?

babygrant
04-30-2010, 09:23 PM
That's the beauty of this food plan--it helps you get rid of the addictive substances like sugar, flour and wheat. Trust me, once you start it and get through the first week, you will feel so much better!

How did you hear of the food plan?

I actually found it through another forum when I was purging still. I couldn't do it....well didn't have the willpower or desire to quit because I was living the best of both worlds (could eat as much as I want, throw it up, and not gain any weight!).

But I'm ready. I know that sugar is a HUUUGE trigger for me and I know that cheese is a huge trigger for me. I will binge a lot on foods that are either really sweet or can have cheese melted on them.

I'm starting Kay's plan tommorow. My meals are all done for the day, thats why I'm starting tommorow. My biggest thing is going to be getting rid of my tea. I drink about 3 or 4 cups of tea a day and each cup has 2 tsp of sugar and 2 tsp half and half cream.

But I can do it. And I'm going to feel soooooooooooooooooo much better!

Jen415
05-02-2010, 08:52 AM
You WILL feel so much better! I am amazed at the clarity I now have! As of today, I have lost 26 lbs in 59 days! Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

rockinrobin
05-02-2010, 09:10 AM
Just happened to see this. First off, Jen, I am SO happy for you. Oh my goodness, this is WONDERFUL!!!

Secondly, I did not go on a specific plan to rid myself of the sugar, rice, pasta, flour, etc.. but just instituted it on my own and yes after a couple of hard weeks (which you just have to suck it up and get through it no matter what) it got amazingly better and dare I say - easy. There, I said it!!

For years, I had heard that was the way to go, but I figured not for me. "I could not live without those foods". Well that was nonsense. BIG TIME NONSENSE. Turns out I was barely living WITH those foods.

Initially, you must focus on not what you are giving up, but on what you will be gaining. You're giving up *those* foods, but you are getting SO much more. SO much more - it was nothing short of miraculous. :)

Jen415
05-02-2010, 09:39 AM
So true Robin! Yes, I had to give up something I thought I could not live without (sugar)....but I have also given up insanity for serenity. A pretty good trade, I think! :)

I realize more than anything that my problem is more than just physical, but spiritual and emotional as well. My personal program is covering all three of these areas.

AND...you are so right about it getting easy after the first week or so. The food plan I use scared the bejeebers out of me when I first read it, but now it is as natural for me as breathing air!

babygrant
05-19-2010, 12:13 PM
I'm starting today. :carrot:

Breakfast: 1 cup oat bran, 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, 6 oz blueberries

Lunch: 4 oz flaked chicken, 1 cup quinoa, 1 cup cubed yellow pepper, 1 cup steamed mushrooms and onion.

Dinner: 4 oz deer sausage, 8 oz baked potato, 1 tbsp braggs for the potato, 1 cup romaine, 1 cup steamed brussel sprouts

Before bed: 1 cup plain yogurt, 6 oz apple

Drinks: water, water, water, water and more water ;)

Jen415
05-21-2010, 01:13 AM
Your food looks good! :) You'll probably have withdrawl symptoms for about 5-7 days, but after that, you will feel AMAZING.

TexasHope
06-16-2010, 02:25 AM
I just Googled that food plan and I don't think there is anyway I could do it! It looks really complicated.

Jen415
06-16-2010, 10:35 PM
It's really not! Believe me, if *I* can do it, anyone can!! It takes planning ahead, but it is SO worth it! I have lost 36 lbs in 105 days!

Linnex
11-19-2011, 03:18 PM
Hi, I allso want to try Kay S foodplan. If I cant eat carbs, what do I do then?

cfan
11-20-2011, 05:25 AM
what if I cannot eat green veggies? How would I manage it with no GB? Can you explain the plan in your words?

mamarozi
12-28-2011, 03:23 PM
Hi! Today is my second day on Kay Sheppards plan. And I feel terrible! I'm not hungry, I don't have any serious cravings, I just have this terrible terrible headache, that is very persistent, aspirin and paracetamol resistent :) I also feel drained, no energy at all. I'm fine when I get up but after three or four hours, I feel so sleepy, no energy whatsoever.
Tomorrow I need to go back to work, and I only pray that day three will be a bit better.
I do think, that all this is due to caffeinne I'm not having...

mamarozi
01-07-2012, 09:11 AM
Headache stopped on day four and didn't return yet. I still follow the plan as much as I can. Somehow, I don't see myself eating this way my whole life... I really don't, but it does make a pretty good diet plan. I do have my cravings under control so far and believe me, I'm a hardcore overeater and compulsive overeater as well. Whenever I feel the urge to stuff something down I stop, say a little prayer, drink water, go online, watch before/after photos and if it's really too much, I have one fruit.
I intended to join the local OA group, but I still didn't. It's still on my to-do list. And I will DO IT!
The biggest problem for me are evenings. I start work pretty early, 7.30 AM, so I have my breakfast at 6 AM, lunch at 10 AM and dinner at 3PM. I usually go to bed around 10PM, so I do get very hungry in the evening.
But, I stay strong and I have to do it this time, for me, my baby, my family, my life..

wanzulfikri
01-07-2012, 09:37 PM
I checked it out but I think it is a little...tough.

There is too much abstinence and I don't know if I can follow it.

But one thing is for sure, it is a really sound diet plan and for people who wants to try, just try it.

mamarozi
02-01-2012, 10:00 AM
I'm still on a plan, but I modofied it a bit to suit my lifestyle. I'm succesfully losing weight, have sticked to the plan for more than a month, which is a record itself-I usually had 1-week-long diets. I am not really hungry, but I do allow myself days off-when celebrating birthdays, anniversaries etc. I love this plan as a diet plan but still don't see it as a lifetime commitment.
One interesting thing, though. I read abaout how people took one bite of sugar or wheat and were off the wagon again. I was s o afraid of it, but somehow I am able to get back on track next morning after my day off, with no trouble at all. I even think these occasional treats are even more motivating. But I do not overeat on my days off, I just eat "forbidden" food in moderation.

recmom
03-03-2012, 08:54 AM
This is my 1st time posting, but I consider myself a weight loss/weight gain expert as I have gained and lost probably thousands of pounds in my lifetime. I am so thankful I found this thread and googled Kay Sheppard. I read exerpts from her book on amazon and felt like she was telling my life story. I have been on a weight loss/ healthy lifestyle journey for the past two years and have gone from 300+ pounds to 195 pounds since January of 2010. I truly believe that my body cannot handle simple sugars and most carbs except fruits and veggies. I started eliminating these several months ago by following the southbeach diet, which is very similar to what Kay recommends. For me to survive food I have had to learn how different carbs trigger me off. For example, I can eat some wheat products in small amounts and be fine. (Usually if paired with a protien and vegtable and the carb must be under 100 calories) If I eat to much of even "healthy" carbs like brown rice, say one cup, it will trigger me to crave carbs and lead to a downward spiral of binging. What Kay said that hit home for me is that food addiction is a "chronic, progressive, and fatal disease". Avoiding certain foods has led to an enormous sense of freedom from the compulsion of food addiction. It has saved my life and my sanity.

heather80
10-27-2012, 10:49 PM
I used to be on the Kay Sheppard yahoo group, and those people are....lets just say eccentric. People would buy special toothpaste, saying that most brands had secret sugars. People advocating going to special pharmacies, since they claimed chain store pharmacies put carbs in the pills. Ugh. But at least they don't outlaw grains. The food plan with no carbs and 850 calories that I was given at one OA/FA meeting was downright dangerous, and you HAD to be on that plan only.