General Diet Plans and Questions - looking for a buddy for The super skinny grapefruit and egg diet plus




spryng
06-19-2011, 09:44 AM
any takers? I downloaded this book a few weeks ago, its only 14 days so it's not a long term plan but a great way to boost your weightloss before the 4th of july. Per the book you could lose up to 25 lbs in two weeks but honestly I'm sure that may be the case for the super obese but probably not for me. Anyway, if anyone would like to join me I could use the support. I'll keep a thread going for my progress.


darius
06-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Spryng - I'm looking to jump start my weight loss - I have been static now for 2 weeks, gaining and losing the same 2 pounds.
I'm going to join you in the grapefruit egg diet for 14 days starting tomorrow (or whenever you start). I'll post my progress here.

darius
06-20-2011, 04:01 AM
Please share the book. So that i can also join you guys.

I downloaded the book but I don't know how to share it. It's 3.99 in the Kindle store.


spryng
06-20-2011, 09:41 AM
I'm so excited! Thanks so much Darius!!! I do so much better when I have a buddy for sure :)
Kaithsandy, yeah I believe the book is in eformat only, I downloaded mine on my nook but amazon has it and other sites as well so it's a quick 60 sec downloaded and the book is very short and the menus are easy to follow.
Right now I'm enjoying my 1/2 grapefruit and tea for breakfast. I am really excited about tomorrow, my very first juice!! :)

spryng
06-20-2011, 06:10 PM
How did your first day go Darius?

My day was good! I had a headache earlier, probably from the lack of caffeine I'm used to. I drank tea like it said I can have but I don't think tea has very much caffeine in it which is fine, I need to cut back anyway. I've been way too dependant on energy drinks and diet sodas so the tea is a refreshing change for sure.
Lunch was 1/2 grapefruit and 1 boiled egg in my salad and it says you can have any dressing so I used a sweet and spicy light french dressing and it was sooo good! Dinner was two boiled eggs in my salad, same dressing, 1 slice of whole wheat bread and 1/2 grapefruit. It was actually pretty filling. I'm just drinking water the rest of tonight. So all in all a sucessful first day, I am so excited about my first juice day tomorrow. I've never done just juice so I can't wait to try out my new juicer and not have to cook etc all day, just enjoy my apple, grape, cranberry juice :)
I'll check back in tomorrow, if anyone is interested in joining please feel free! :)

darius
06-20-2011, 06:13 PM
It's Tuesday morning here and I started day 1 of the program. Me too, I look forward to first juice day tomorrow. I don't have a juice extractor (never heard of one) so I'm going to improvise somehow...I think on my juice days I will drink unsweetened fruit juice and green tea (separately of course).
BTW, my mom's family is from Arkansas - pike county and montgomery county area. The last time I was there was 2 years ago.

Day....Weight
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1........281
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darius
06-20-2011, 06:36 PM
How did your first day go Darius?

Hi Spryng - I started 1 day after you, and I am 14 hours ahead of you, so it is Tuesday morning here, and I started Day 1 of the program today. It's 7:36 AM and I have been up for 1.5 hours but I haven't eaten yet. I am going to go out and do my C25K soon. I will post more results tomorrow...

Day....Weight
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1........281
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spryng
06-20-2011, 07:19 PM
oh ok no problem! I can't wait to hear how your day goes :)

darius
06-21-2011, 06:09 AM
Ok I just finished day 1. It's 7 PM and I am through eating for the day.

I skipped breakfast and had about 3 cups of coffee, and did my C25K run/walk.

Lunch: I moved my bread allotment from dinner to lunch because today I wanted a bigger lunch and lighter dinner. So for lunch I had 2 eggs cooked together with 2 slices of bread "egg in a basket" prepared with about 1 tbs olive oil, and 1 half grapefruit. No salad. Cold mugicha (unsweetened wheat tea) to drink.

Dinner: 1 scrambled egg prepared with about 1 tsp olive oil, 1 half grapefruit, and a bunch of cold watermelon cubes (about 1/2 a small japanese watermelon). Mugicha to drink.

I was sort of off-plan (on-plan eggs can only be boiled or poached), but overall I did very well with no snacking and I felt full after both lunch and dinner. I will be a lot hungrier the day after tomorrow (day 3) and I am sure I will eat my salad allotments and protein allotments.

I look forward to the juice day tomorrow (day 2).

Day....Weight (morning)
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1........281
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3........
4........

spryng
06-21-2011, 09:51 AM
Morning!
ok I peeked at the scale this morning and I'm already down 2.2 lbs, woo hoo! today is my juice day, I just finished up juicing 6 red apples, 4 cups of green grapes, 4 cups of red grapes and 1 cup cranberries and it's so good!!! I had to add some water to dilute it or it was just too sweet but now it's perfect. It made enough to give me 3 large glasses, so 3 meals. I can't wait to see how my body reacts to it and what the scale shows tomorrow.

Darius, yes your meals sound pretty good. I would encourage you not to skip your grapefruit at each meal especially breakfast because it really wakes up your metabolism and helps shed fat. Don't tweak the program too much or you may not get the weightloss you are looking for but it's still very healthy and sounds satisfying for sure :) I'm usually bad about tweaking a menu until it's no longer the same diet so I am just sticking to the menu 100% this time. There are no reviews out there on this plan so I want to be able to write some but only if I do the program as written. But keep up the good work buddy!! :)

I'll post later about how my juice day went, have a good one!

spryng
06-21-2011, 01:51 PM
ok this plan is much harder than I thought it would be. I guess I'm not cut out for a whole juice day, even after my juice for lunch I was shaking with hunger, my sugar levels plumetted and I just felt horrible so I had to get some real food in me to get back in balance. I feel horrible for needing to do that but I can't shake at work, LOL
I may have to modify this as well Darius, I think you had the right idea. Maybe there are no reviews of this diet because no one has been able to successfully do it because maybe it's not reasonable?? LOL I'm definitely thinking twice about it now. hmmmm...

darius
06-21-2011, 04:55 PM
Darius, yes your meals sound pretty good. I would encourage you not to skip your grapefruit at each meal especially breakfast because it really wakes up your metabolism and helps shed fat. Don't tweak the program too much or you may not get the weightloss you are looking for but it's still very healthy and sounds satisfying for sure :)

That's good advice Spryng. I don't plan to skip any more grapefruit breakfasts (yesterday was just unusual). Also you're right; I can't keep modifying the diet because then it won't be the same diet. I am going to stick to the diet except for the juice days - I will be drinking just plain grape juice, apple juice, and grapefruit juice and water because I don't have a juicer; but I really think I'll be OK.

About your juice day - Really, anyone should be able to pull through 24 hours of a juice fast without problems. If you are getting the shakes and very uncomfortable, then you have low blood sugar or something and I really think you should attack that immediately and eat something. I think we are going to do very well in this plan.

I'm down 2 pounds this morning, probably a delayed reaction from all of the exercise and dieting I did over the weekend, and plus it turned hotter here.

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........
4...J.......

darius
06-21-2011, 05:09 PM
Well let me add something - when I said "Really, anyone should be able to pull through 24 hours of a juice fast without problems."
I didn't mean it to sound like "anyone can do it, and if you can't, it means you are a failure.."
What I meant was, a 24 hour juice fast isn't that hard on a person (easy for me to say) so if you are getting the shakes you should definitely eat something. You might have chronic low blood sugar or something (my mom does) and maybe 24 juice fasts aren't right for you.
Like you said, you can't shake at work. I telecommute daily so I have a lot of freedom to react to any weird situations that may occur with my diet.

Today is my juice day (It's 6:09 AM here) so we'll see how I do.

darius
06-22-2011, 07:45 AM
Well I am at the end of my first juice day. I was pretty hungry all day long. It's a good thing I telecommute because I don't think I could work a whole day at a real job without eating anything. I felt pretty weak sometimes today even though I did do my C25K this morning. I look forward to eating something tomorrow.

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........
4...J.......

spryng
06-22-2011, 11:11 AM
Morning!
thank you for your words of encouragement Darius!! It really did help me. And I think you are right, I've been showing signs and symptoms of pre-diabetes/hypoglycemic I was hoping losing more weight things would balance out. But yeah on my juice days I may have to include some protein at least at lunch. Yesterday I had a little chicken after my juice lunch when I was shaking and it really helped me. I was able to just have juice for dinner with no shakes so I guess I needed just some protein with lunch. But I made it through and still lost another .8 lbs for a total of 3 lbs in 2 days, not too shabby :) I'm very proud of myself because during that shaking and just feeling horrible yesterday I thought hard about quitting.. but I pulled through and I'm so glad I did! :)
So today is back to real food, two boiled eggs for breakfast and my 1/2 grapefuit. Very good and filling! :)

darius
06-22-2011, 05:34 PM
Well it is morning of Day 3. I look forward to eating something today.
That's a good idea Spryng to have a lunch on your juice days - you've got to have something to get through work. Yesterday was my first juice day and there was no way I could have worked all day at a real job; I would have had to eat at least something.
Juice fasting is probably a great idea for somebody who can stay at home all day seated in a yoga position, and contemplate their suffering.

I once read an article about all of the people who faint on new york trains and subways in january because they have started severe dieting (for their resolutions) - they're trying to go to work after a day or so of not eating and they faint on the train.

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......

spryng
06-22-2011, 06:20 PM
too funny about the yoga position contemplating their suffering, LOL! but yeah I work from my home too and I don't think I could do juice days at an office at all. Tomorrow is the liver cleansing juice and I hope it tastes good. I've never had a green juice before.
I just finished up dinner today and all in all today's food menu has been filling and I've had no issues.

darius
06-23-2011, 04:26 AM
Well it is late afternoon on Day 3 and I am almost finished up for the day so I will report my experiences so far.
Today was pretty much a disaster. I was hungry this morning from my juice day the day before. I ate a half grapefruit for breakfast and a lot of coffee. The grapefruit was so fibrous and sour and I was almost nauseous eating it. For dinner I cut my grapefruit into much smaller pieces and it was easier to eat.
Anyway, after breakfast, I had numerous errands to do in the morning - very busy until noon, and I decided to try to get my C25K done, and it was so hot and humid, and I felt weak and stopped jogging after 3 kilometers or so, and just walked the last 1.8 km. (my course is about 4.8 km)
For lunch I did my 3 daily eggs and 2 slices of bread and a small amount of chicken and some grapefruit juice.
For dinner I just did my 2nd half of the morning grapefruit and didn't eat anything else for the rest of today.
My big cheat for the day was to eat some miniature deli sandwiches - I guess they are like tea sandwiches, 1-1/2 inch square - about 6 of them, total calories 368 (it said).
Well I won't be doing that again.

Anyway Spryng for my juice day 4 tomorrow - I don't have a juicer so I bought pre-made vegetable juice at the grocery store - it has 67 kcalories per 200 mL, so I will probably drink the entire liter tomorrow so that is 335 kcal total. Good luck with your green juice day.

My next post will be my Day 4 morning weigh-in.

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......

spryng
06-23-2011, 08:40 AM
Good morning!

Darius, your weightloss so far is fantastic! already down 7 lbs, awesome!

I weighed this morning and I'm down another 1.2 lbs for a total of 4.2 since I started this on monday, I'm thrilled!!!!
Today is my first non fruit juice day, it's suppose to be extra good for your liver, a liver cleansing juice so we'll see how I feel at the end of the day. The juice has two lbs of carrots, 2 cucumbers, 3 celery ribs and a beet. I'll let you know if its any good, LOL
have a great day!

darius
06-23-2011, 05:59 PM
Day 4 morning weigh-in
Thank you Spryng; you've had really great results too!

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......273

Esofia
06-23-2011, 07:07 PM
I once read an article about all of the people who faint on new york trains and subways in january because they have started severe dieting (for their resolutions) - they're trying to go to work after a day or so of not eating and they faint on the train.

I went to a secondary school where about a third of the pupils (all girls) were Jewish, including myself. The day after Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement which involves a 25 hour fast, there would be a long queue of girls at the nurse's office, all about to keel over.

darius
06-23-2011, 08:16 PM
Esofia what an interesting story! Thank you for sharing that.

imtryingtotry
06-24-2011, 03:45 AM
Im going to start this diet on Sat morning! I'm going to weigh in hopefully weekly. I know this isn't a long term diet, but I NEED something to help me get started again.

darius
06-24-2011, 06:09 AM
Im going to start this diet on Sat morning! I'm going to weigh in hopefully weekly. I know this isn't a long term diet, but I NEED something to help me get started again.

Good luck! It's challenging but I lost 7-8 pounds in 4 days so far.

darius
06-24-2011, 06:13 AM
Well here is end of Day 4 - green juice day.
I didn't have green juice today, I had a liter of a commercially prepared vegetable juice that had the consistency and appearance of tomato soup.

I love tomato soup (hot with crackers) but this ice cold slurry was semi-revolting. I drank 300 mL or so at a time and I tried to drink it fast so I wouldn't taste it, and ended up getting a headache.

What a pathetic creature I am!

Next post is Day 5 morning weigh in.

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......273

darius
06-24-2011, 05:57 PM
Day 5 morning weigh in

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......273
5...........272

darius
06-25-2011, 05:37 PM
Day 6 morning weigh in

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......273
5...........272
6...J.......271

darius
06-26-2011, 05:24 PM
Day 7 morning weigh in

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......273
5...........272
6...J.......271
7...........271 salt and vinegar pringles ;(

darius
06-27-2011, 06:49 PM
Day 8 morning weigh in

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......273
5...........272
6...J.......271
7...........271 salt and vinegar pringles ;(
8...J.......273

spryng
06-28-2011, 09:18 AM
Hi Darius!
sorry I've been MIA. I did the green juice day and it about did me in! I think it was the cucumbers, I never have liked cucumbers but I think they don't like me much either, LOL I drank about 1/4 of the juice and I was instantly sick! I couldn't keep anything down the rest of the day and had horrible heartburn. Needless to say I kinda stopped the diet that day. I had to eat something that would stay down etc and just didn't feel good the rest of the weekend. Right now I'm debating on what I need to do next. Maybe try it again but with only fruit juices and no green juice??? try something else?? no idea.. but I wanted to apologize for leaving you high and dry. It looks like you have been sticking to it and doing great! I will continue to peek in here and follow your progress and hopefully I will get back on something very soon.

darius
06-28-2011, 06:19 PM
Day 9 morning weigh in

Hi Spryng; thanks for checking in. I don't like cucumbers so much - they taste bitter to me. I am just drinking the regular vegetable juice and not making my own. I have not been on plan the last 2 days but I definitely will get back on plan this morning. Hope that everything works out for you too.

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......273
5...........272
6...J.......271
7...........271 salt and vinegar pringles ;(
8...J.......273
9...........273

darius
06-29-2011, 05:32 PM
Day 10 morning weigh in

Day....Weight
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1...........281
2...J.......279
3...........274
4...J.......273
5...........272
6...J.......271
7...........271 salt and vinegar pringles ;(
8...J.......273
9...........273
10..J......272

darius
06-30-2011, 06:57 AM
Sorry Spryng; I'm officially off this diet. Every juice day over the past 4 days has been sabotaged because I've either had to do so much outside work, or I have had to take somebody on a road trip, or something.
I'm going to try this diet again this winter when I don't have to work outside. I can't do outdoors work and do juice fasts at the same time.
Sorry to abandon the plan.

marshaoneof16
05-15-2012, 03:24 PM
i am starting this plan today and was wondering if you ever completed it? I have a viamix as well as a juicer, so i will be able to make my own juices. I plan on using the vitamix to make the juice, that way it will still have all the fiber

SophieCormier
05-16-2012, 08:26 AM
I'm curious to what this diet is... I tried searching for an ebook version and only found the one for $8.97 which is more than what I wanna pay for something I don't know anything about.