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skelley331
05-13-2013, 11:58 AM
Hello ladies, I was just wondering if anyone has read this book by Julia Ross and followed her plan? I've been following it and it's been amazing and I have had great success. Anyone else have good results?:carrot:


franciejones
05-13-2013, 12:08 PM
Is that the book that advises on certain supplements? I cannot remember which supps...but the title sounds familiar

Tamikl
05-13-2013, 04:12 PM
Yes! I bought it finally and am reading it...haven't tried anything yet, but learning at the moment. Details! How is it going for you???


skelley331
05-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Is that the book that advises on certain supplements? I cannot remember which supps...but the title sounds familiar

You take basic supplements:
Multi vitamin
vitamin c
Magnesium/calcium
fish oil

then you take additional supplements for like 12 wks then start weening off of them. I only had to take L-glutamine, you take a questionaire of 8 steps and you follow the steps that pertain to your answers. I only had to do one step.

skelley331
05-13-2013, 10:04 PM
Yes! I bought it finally and am reading it...haven't tried anything yet, but learning at the moment. Details! How is it going for you???

I'm on week three starting today and i have no cravings for sweets or carbs which was my weekness, but i have energy, i don't worry about food 24/7, i feel free! No more dieting, i do 1450 calories a day and eat healthy, protein, low carb vegetables, fat and once a day i do a high carb vegetable or a multi grain 45 calorie bread. I basically shows you how to stop dieting and get your body back into balance with nutrients. But what is so great i can eat a small bowl of ice cream and not want to eat the whole container because i know i don't have to. It's amazing. All the supplements you can buy at walmart, cvs, walgreens or gnc health store, the only thing i bought online was the True Balance multivitamin.:carrot: Let me know what you think after you read her book, it all makes since.

Going4Fit
05-16-2013, 11:06 PM
I bought the book and am definitely intrigued. The idea that my food addiction stems from depleted brain chemistry caused by low-calorie dieting... Wow. Makes sense the way she describes it. On the one hand I'm cringing at what I've done to my body, but on the other hand I'm hopeful that it can be repaired. Seems to good to be true, but the idea that you should be able to wean off all the supplements in a year or less lends credibility that she really is trying to help you re-build your brain chemistry so you can live normally, and not just trying to sell you on another diet plan.

The dietary advice in the book actually lines up quite a bit with the menus at MRC. The huge and important difference is the extremely limited amounts, especially of fat and overall calories on MRC. But that's what gets the quick results of course. How many of us would have signed up to lose thirty pounds in one year? Thirty pounds in one month is much more exciting. For those of you familiar with Atkins, I think she says she goes along pretty much 100% with those dietary guidelines, the only difference being adding the amino acid therapy to control the cravings so that you can make Atkins a true lifestyle and not something you eventually quit to indulge the cravings.

Oh, one thing is she does talk a lot about needing to re-define our idea of what a healthy body weight/image is and recommends looking for inspiration from what would have been considered normal before 1970.

skelley331
05-17-2013, 07:20 AM
Going4fit:

You truly expressed everything pretty much in the book, I've now been following her plan for 3 wks and i'm free finally!! I take my basic supplements and I take the L-glutamine and 5HTP and it's amazing, I'm not obsessed with food hardly at all. I'm not thinking ahead of what to eat and i'm not taking anymore supplements or HNS's from MRC. My cravings have all gone away. Goodluck I hope her plan helps you if you decide to try it. It's been a life saver for me.:carrot:

DietHope
05-17-2013, 07:52 AM
Going4fit - great description. Makes sense when you put it like that.
I'm always on the diet around-about, I'm trying the 7 values diet at the moment but if this does not work out - then I'll have to try this theory next!

franciejones
05-17-2013, 09:46 AM
Hello ladies, I was just wondering if anyone has read this book by Julia Ross and followed her plan? I've been following it and it's been amazing and I have had great success. Anyone else have good results?:carrot:

Did you start this after you reached your goal?

skelley331
05-17-2013, 01:46 PM
Did you start this after you reached your goal?

I went on maintenance jan 4, 2013, after about a month or two all the cravings started coming back, it all went out of control. So I just started The Diet Cure plan three weeks ago. It's amazing.:)

franciejones
05-17-2013, 01:51 PM
Thanks so much for your reply! I am definitely going to look into the book!

Tamikl
05-21-2013, 12:57 PM
Well, I think the book ("The Diet Cure") is a wealth of information for sure. I am not feeling like the supplements are working for me really. If I got anything, I bought a ton of supplements, but I may have a new vitamin that I like....and the schedule for when to take what from now on.

I have actually increased my weight lately, and don't think I will blame the book:) Rather, I think I need a different kind of guidance right now. I have become so book smart lately in my attempt at Maintenance, but the bottom line is finding what works for me, and I haven't found it. I think that the dieting in general messed my metabolism up, etc...and so adding anything into my diet creates a gain. I am not ok with living on 1200 calories a day for the rest of my life...

I went in for a WI last week and was up a pound. The advice I was given? Decrease calories again, and don't do strength training. Really? I am in Maintenance now! I am also not believing that "healthy" moving forward is yo yoing back and forth between Maintenance and Green Menu.

I am sorry to rant...but what I am doing isn't working and my check in last week confirms for me now more than ever that MRC is wonderful for quick weight loss...but good luck with keeping it off on your own:(

skelley331
05-22-2013, 10:16 PM
Well after following the diet cure i can officially say that i'm supplement free, counting calorie free, weighing myself free!!! I have no cravings and i can actually eat a I mean (1) cookie and stop if i want. It's knowing that i'm not on a diet anymore, i eat smart and if i want to have ice cream or dessert i do and I don't overeat anymore! Thank you Julia ross!!! And I'm maintaining my weight and have now for 4 wks!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot:

lunarsongbird
05-23-2013, 11:10 AM
I LOVE the Diet Cure. Her other book- The Mood Cure ABSOLUTELY changed my life.
I'm glad you ladies are also enjoying the book so much.

Tamikl- I'm sorry that you are struggling with maintenance. I would be outraged if they told me to stop exercising and go back on the green menu. That's not something you can maintain for life. (I'm a total MRebelC)
Have you looked into intuitive eating?
http://www.intuitiveeating.org/content/what-intuitive-eating

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/general-diet-plans-questions/281929-intuitive-eating-18-a.html

Also- have you looked at maybe adding kelp to your diet to support your thyroid? But I actually do truly believe that if you looked into intuitive eating- cut all artificial foods out- and listened to your body- it would probably tell you what you needed to start eating to help repair itself.
http://media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com/192x/2a/91/7a/2a917a7686b987fcb75ae0038bcff0da.jpg

I think you might find this article interesting- https://nourishingourchildren.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/cravings-follow-your-childs-lead/

skelley331
05-23-2013, 01:55 PM
I LOVE the Diet Cure. Her other book- The Mood Cure ABSOLUTELY changed my life.
I'm glad you ladies are also enjoying the book so much.

Tamikl- I'm sorry that you are struggling with maintenance. I would be outraged if they told me to stop exercising and going back on the green menu. That's not something you can maintain for life. (I'm a total MRebelC)
Have you looked into intuitive eating?
http://www.intuitiveeating.org/content/what-intuitive-eating

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/general-diet-plans-questions/281929-intuitive-eating-18-a.html

Also- have you looked at maybe adding kelp to your diet to support your thyroid? But I actually do truly believe that if you looked into intuitive eating- cut all artificial foods out- and listened to your body- it would probably tell you what you needed to start eating to help repair itself.
http://media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com/192x/2a/91/7a/2a917a7686b987fcb75ae0038bcff0da.jpg

I think you might find this article interesting- https://nourishingourchildren.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/cravings-follow-your-childs-lead/

Oh i'm currently reading the Intuitive Eating and love it!!! I'm so glad you posted about it.:carrot:

faerychic
05-23-2013, 03:36 PM
Well after following the diet cure i can officially say that i'm supplement free, counting calorie free, weighing myself free!!! I have no cravings and i can actually eat a I mean (1) cookie and stop if i want. It's knowing that i'm not on a diet anymore, i eat smart and if i want to have ice cream or dessert i do and I don't overeat anymore! Thank you Julia ross!!! And I'm maintaining my weight and have now for 4 wks!!!:carrot::carrot::carrot:

Skelly -so glad this is working for your and you are sharing your success! I ordered the book and am anxious to start reading it. Fingers crossed that it helps me too. I should be getting book any day now.

lunarsongbird
05-23-2013, 05:14 PM
Oh i'm currently reading the Intuitive Eating and love it!!! I'm so glad you posted about it.:carrot:

I too LOVED intuitive eating. It's teaching me how to eat for life, which I'm not sure MRC really does, to be honest.

However, I think people need to balance themselves biochemically or IE will never really work properly.

skelley331
05-23-2013, 05:39 PM
Skelly -so glad this is working for your and you are sharing your success! I ordered the book and am anxious to start reading it. Fingers crossed that it helps me too. I should be getting book any day now.

Awesome, keep posting and let me know what you think. I'm currently reading intuitive eating which is really awesome too. Getting our bodies back to being balanced is a great thing. You and I are really close in height, i'm 5'7 and I maintain between 160-163 depending on what I eat but what is so great I don't weigh everyday like I used to and I haven't been to MRC for 3 wks and i'm not going back. I feel so free and balanced I eat what I want in moderation and don't worry about it anymore!!!

Tamikl
05-24-2013, 12:01 PM
I LOVE the Diet Cure. Her other book- The Mood Cure ABSOLUTELY changed my life.
I'm glad you ladies are also enjoying the book so much.

Tamikl- I'm sorry that you are struggling with maintenance. I would be outraged if they told me to stop exercising and go back on the green menu. That's not something you can maintain for life. (I'm a total MRebelC)
Have you looked into intuitive eating?
http://www.intuitiveeating.org/content/what-intuitive-eating

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/general-diet-plans-questions/281929-intuitive-eating-18-a.html

Also- have you looked at maybe adding kelp to your diet to support your thyroid? But I actually do truly believe that if you looked into intuitive eating- cut all artificial foods out- and listened to your body- it would probably tell you what you needed to start eating to help repair itself.
http://media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com/192x/2a/91/7a/2a917a7686b987fcb75ae0038bcff0da.jpg

I think you might find this article interesting- https://nourishingourchildren.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/cravings-follow-your-childs-lead/

Thank you! I will look into these:)

Going4Fit
05-30-2013, 05:52 AM
Well, I think the book ("The Diet Cure") is a wealth of information for sure. I am not feeling like the supplements are working for me really. If I got anything, I bought a ton of supplements, but I may have a new vitamin that I like....and the schedule for when to take what from now on.

I have actually increased my weight lately, and don't think I will blame the book:) Rather, I think I need a different kind of guidance right now. I have become so book smart lately in my attempt at Maintenance, but the bottom line is finding what works for me, and I haven't found it. I think that the dieting in general messed my metabolism up, etc...and so adding anything into my diet creates a gain. I am not ok with living on 1200 calories a day for the rest of my life...

I went in for a WI last week and was up a pound. The advice I was given? Decrease calories again, and don't do strength training. Really? I am in Maintenance now! I am also not believing that "healthy" moving forward is yo yoing back and forth between Maintenance and Green Menu.

I am sorry to rant...but what I am doing isn't working and my check in last week confirms for me now more than ever that MRC is wonderful for quick weight loss...but good luck with keeping it off on your own:(
Tami, just wondering what supplements you bought after reading The Diet Cure? In reading the book, there are vitamins/supplements she recommends for us to take every day for the rest of our lives, and then there are specific amino acids you can take depending on how you score in the eight areas she outlines, and those are supposed to be temporary to restore damaged brain chemistry. Did you try any of the aminos?

I agree 1200 calories in maintenance is ridiculous and it's what got me started off on the wrong foot in maintenance in the first place. Been yo-yoing terribly in the short time since getting through stabilization and being on my own. Up more than down unfortunately. I feel like I've messed my body up terribly. The weight comes back on so quickly every time I go off plan that it's startling and depressing. I'm hoping the aminos give me what my brain is looking for so I can keep off the sugar/carbs and stick with a healthy diet.

skelley331
05-30-2013, 12:00 PM
Tami, just wondering what supplements you bought after reading The Diet Cure? In reading the book, there are vitamins/supplements she recommends for us to take every day for the rest of our lives, and then there are specific amino acids you can take depending on how you score in the eight areas she outlines, and those are supposed to be temporary to restore damaged brain chemistry. Did you try any of the aminos?

I agree 1200 calories in maintenance is ridiculous and it's what got me started off on the wrong foot in maintenance in the first place. Been yo-yoing terribly in the short time since getting through stabilization and being on my own. Up more than down unfortunately. I feel like I've messed my body up terribly. The weight comes back on so quickly every time I go off plan that it's startling and depressing. I'm hoping the aminos give me what my brain is looking for so I can keep off the sugar/carbs and stick with a healthy diet.

Going4fit: The amino acids helped me stop the carb/sweet cravings, and i'm maintaining my weight within 2-3lbs. But the freedom you feel is amazing. After you finish The Diet Cure check out the Intuitive Eating book and forum on here. I wished I would have known about these two books before MRC, I would be rich! I believe the supplements Tamikl is talking about is the vitamins/supplements from the diet cure, there are 8 steps and if you have to follow all 8 then you would have to take a lot of supplements, but I only had to follow one step so I take the basic vitamins and the l-glutamine and
5htp, now the 5htp I don't take all the time. The l-glutamine you will ween off of eventually. On the basics I take: Multivitamin True Balance, magnesium, B6complex, (you don't have to take chromium if you take true balance as your multivitamin)

faerychic
05-30-2013, 12:47 PM
I just started taking the amino acids and basic supplements on Monday. I cannot say I notice any difference yet, but I started with the minimum amount of amino's since I have a sensitive system. I did up the amino's today since I wasn't feeling anything negative from the minimum amount.

Skelly - I read you post under maintainers and I feel exactly as you. For me - I am 5'8", large framed and feel comfortable at 160-163. My weight at age 21 was 145 - funny thing is at the time I wore a size 10 and right now I am in a 10-12. I currently weigh 170 so I would like to get off 7-10 pounds, but right now I am focusing on getting rid of the cravings and just being able to eat sensibly and not starving myself with the green menu. I find when I get overly hungry is when I binge eat on something I shouldn't (like peanut butter!)

skelley331
05-30-2013, 01:39 PM
I just started taking the amino acids and basic supplements on Monday. I cannot say I notice any difference yet, but I started with the minimum amount of amino's since I have a sensitive system. I did up the amino's today since I wasn't feeling anything negative from the minimum amount.

Skelly - I read you post under maintainers and I feel exactly as you. For me - I am 5'8", large framed and feel comfortable at 160-163. My weight at age 21 was 145 - funny thing is at the time I wore a size 10 and right now I am in a 10-12. I currently weigh 170 so I would like to get off 7-10 pounds, but right now I am focusing on getting rid of the cravings and just being able to eat sensibly and not starving myself with the green menu. I find when I get overly hungry is when I binge eat on something I shouldn't (like peanut butter!)

I bought my l-glutamine off vitacost.com at first but then I now get them at GNC and I take two (3x) a day, am, mid morning, mid afternoon and it's helped me tremdously, I actually started with only 1 3x day and after the first week went to two. I eat peanut butter on occasion in the morning on my toast. I don't binge eat anymore. Keep with the plan and your body will adjust. Thanks for posting and keep in touch. I'm on week 5

Tamikl
05-30-2013, 06:46 PM
Tami, just wondering what supplements you bought after reading The Diet Cure? In reading the book, there are vitamins/supplements she recommends for us to take every day for the rest of our lives, and then there are specific amino acids you can take depending on how you score in the eight areas she outlines, and those are supposed to be temporary to restore damaged brain chemistry. Did you try any of the aminos?

I agree 1200 calories in maintenance is ridiculous and it's what got me started off on the wrong foot in maintenance in the first place. Been yo-yoing terribly in the short time since getting through stabilization and being on my own. Up more than down unfortunately. I feel like I've messed my body up terribly. The weight comes back on so quickly every time I go off plan that it's startling and depressing. I'm hoping the aminos give me what my brain is looking for so I can keep off the sugar/carbs and stick with a healthy diet.


I think I bought them all!!! Lol. But I had 4 of the 8 issues in the book, so wasn't sure where to start. I started a few..and here came headaches...daily...so I stopped taking those. I also researched that if your body doesn't need, that is one side effect...also the weight gain. Be careful, as amino acids can cause weight gain. My weight dropped when I stopped the supplements. I am continuing multivitamin, vitamins C, and 5HTP. No significant results for me...sorry:(. I relate to metabolism being a out of whack...I am also very sensitive to food variations...my understanding is that our bodies will adjust, but I don't want to gain before that happens!! Lol. Maintenance is HARD!!!!!