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Old 10-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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I've just started a serious PSMF (I've been researching and experimenting for a couple months, but I've finally committed to a sincere full-time effort).

I read and post in many of the threads and forums regarding food plans that are (or can be) PSMFs such as those for Ideal Protein, Medifast, The Simple Diet, Nutrisystem, Optifast, Slimfast, Wonderslim, HMR...

I'm following The Simple Diet (from the book written by James Anderson and Nancy Gustovson) with a few very minor modifications (I do eat more bars than recommended, but I make sure that they fit the shake nutrition minimums, and I make many of my own meals and meal replacements).

I do post in The Simple Diet thread (thread title: Dr. Anderson's Simple Diet), but lately it hasn't been a very active one. I'm not sure if it's because the Simple Det PSMF is so simple that there's not much to talk about, or whether it's because there aren't enough of us yet to support an active thread.

There are so many PSMF plans on 3FC such as Medifast, most folks on Atkins induction or most other ketogenic diets, Ideal Protein, some Metabolic Research Center plans, HMR (Health Management Resources), The Simple Diet, Optifast, SlimFast, probably Nutrisystem, Rapid Fat Loss, The Dukan Diet... that I'm wondering whether a generic PSMF thread might be helpful, especially to those of us who don't fit well into the top three.

Right now, I read and post in several of the PSMF threads, as they're as close to what I am doing as I can get, and I wonder how many folks are like me - doing something similar but not exactly like... IP, The Simple Diet, HMR, Medifast, Optifast, Slimfast, or some other plan that fits the PSMF label)... Or how many folks following the listed plans would be willing to post in a generic PSMF to share the wisdom and experience they've gained from their PSMF plans.

What do you think? Would a generic PSMF thread be something anyone here would be interested in, or would you rather only or primarily post in your own plan's threads or forums?

If you're following a particular plan (which has it's own active threads and forums) What do you think of posts from people who are doing something like your plan, but not exactly. Do our posts belong in those forums too does it belong elsewhere.

I think (or maybe I'm just hoping) that there are more folks like me than I am seeing, and I'm just wondering if a generic PSMF thread might be something more folks would be interested in (both folks following popular PSMF's like IP and folks following less common and even obscure and self-created plans).

I know that even the term PSMF is in the eye of the beholder, but I just don't know where we non-name plan followers would be most welcome and where our comments and questions would be most helpful to one another and to other PSMFers whether or not they're following a named plan.

Any thoughts or ideas?
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