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Old 03-13-2007, 05:03 PM   #16  
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I hope I don't encounter those problems as I get frustrated and give up easily. Good luck on your continued journey and I hope you start to lose. Are you noticing a change in the way your clothes fit or anything?
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Old 03-13-2007, 06:27 PM   #17  
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Betty- Hang in there, I am sure you have lost inches, sometimes that is alot better than pounds, check it out and see, You may be pleasently suprised
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I went a little overboard with nuts tonight, so I am kind of disappointed in myself tonight. I did so much better last time. I will have to nip this in the bud if I'm ever gonna make it.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:54 AM   #19  
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Good Morning Phase 1 people. I am always on the out look for new recipes. Here is a recipe I am going to try. I was cruising around on another site and saw this. There were 12 pages worth of comments. All good ones. One lady says her hubby lost 40 lbs. and ate these every morning instead of his Sandies that he used to eat. I plan on making these this morning. I read that they are MUCH better after they get cold. Store them in the fridge.

Cream Cheese Muffins

Very easy, quick, and everyone loves them!

2 8oz. pks. philadelphia cream cheese (You can use 1/3 less fat kind)
1/2 cup sweetener (I use spenda)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Soften cream cheese about 40 seconds in microwave. Add other ingredients. Beat with mixer till smooth. Pour into 12 muffin pans lined with the papers. Bake at 350 for 20 min.
Some people sub DaVinci syrups in place of the Splenda. Use 1/3 cup of DaVinci in place of the Splenda. These muffins will fall in the middle after they are baked. They might be ugly, but boy are they good . Just put a spoonful of diet jelly on them if you like.

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Old 03-14-2007, 11:57 AM   #20  
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Let us know how they work out. I assume the recipe is for 12 servings?
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Sounds yummy. I may have to try that out soon. Can't wait to hear how you liked them. Is it 1 muffin per serving? If so, how filling were they?
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Default Day three of week 1

I'm new to the beach but not new to 3 Fat Chicks.

I'm on day three of week one and finding this odd side affect. I'm not hungry!
Is this normal or am I weird?

I'll be honest that I'm not doing well about making sure I eat breakfast and all the snacks, as thats just not how I eat. Here is what my meal plan has looked like so far.

Monday
1.5 egg omelet with ham and cheese
Coffee

Snack
V8

Lunch
Salad with chicken breast, cucumbers , tomatoes and broccoli, hardboiled egg

Dinner
Chicken broth with garlic
Chicken breast
Spinach

Tuesday
Breakfast
Coffee

Lunch :
Big Salad with chicken breast, cucumbers , tomatoes and broccoli, cottage cheese and marinated mushrooms

Dinner:
Pork Chop, Spinach

Snack:Sugar Free Jello.

This morning I didnt have much beyond coffee for breakfast, because I'm feeling "full" almost to the point of feeling bloated. I'll have lunch in a little bit, but I'm just not really hungry.
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I'm on day 3 of Phase 1 also, but I'm having the opposite problem. I have been feeling weak, I'm guessing from hunger. I don't feel hungry, but sometimes I get a little weak feeling. I'm also getting a little of salads (I'm veggie challenged) and eggs. I did try the taco bake recipe last night, and I really liked it. It seemed to break up the monotony!

Here's what I've been having

Breakfast:
Scrambled eggs cooked with green and red peppers and onions.
2 pieces of Canadian Bacon
1 small can of tomato juice

Snack:
Part-skim mozzarella stick or 20 peanuts

Lunch:
Tossed salad made with Romaine Lettuce, Green and Red Peppers, Onion, Cucumber and Tomato
SB Italian Dressing (from the store)
Either chicken breast, sirloin burger, or taco bake

Snack:
Celery with Lite Laughing Cow cheese

Dinner:
Tossed salad made with Romaine Lettuce, Green and Red Peppers, Onion, Cucumber and Tomato
SB Italian Dressing (from the store)
Either chicken breast, sirloin burger, or taco bake

Dessert:
Sugar-free Fudgsicle Pop

I also have 1 - 2 Diet Sunkist drinks as well as water throughout the day.

I've been researching different recipes throughout the day to try to find some variation. My problems is that I work 2 jobs and haven't had much time to try new recipes. I am thinking about trying some new veggies. (Note: I also have a texture issue with my food!) I'm wondering how everyone fixes asparagus and what eggplant tastes like? Also, Ruth mentioned Hummus...what exactly is that, how does it taste, and where would I find it?

Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:11 PM   #24  
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I'm new to the beach but not new to 3 Fat Chicks.

I'm on day three of week one and finding this odd side affect. I'm not hungry!
Is this normal or am I weird?

I'll be honest that I'm not doing well about making sure I eat breakfast and all the snacks, as thats just not how I eat. Here is what my meal plan has looked like so far.
...This morning I didnt have much beyond coffee for breakfast, because I'm feeling "full" almost to the point of feeling bloated. I'll have lunch in a little bit, but I'm just not really hungry.
SeattleJo! No, you're not weird! Eating this kind of food can make you feel really full at first if you're used to eating lots of simple carbs and little protein or fiber. However, it *will* taper off and you'll find yourself very hungry (and apt to cheat) if you don't get used to the pattern of eating six small meals, every three hours or so to keep your blood sugar level. Did you read the book? If so, you'll know Dr. A's rationale about it being easier to stave off a blood sugar drop than to deal with one after it happens. That couldn't be more true, sadly. I'm a ravenous beast when my sugar drops.

So, try to get in something in the morning (even if it's just a small slice of low fat cheese or a small handful of soynuts). Make sure your snacks include something to eat (not just a drink, like V8), and a combo of protein and veggies will make you most full and make the fullness last the longest. Just eat small portions if you're still feeling full...but getting into the habit of eating six times a day will help you when the fullness wears off.

Glad to have you with us on the beach!

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Old 03-14-2007, 06:20 PM   #25  
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I'm on day 3 of Phase 1 also, but I'm having the opposite problem. I have been feeling weak, I'm guessing from hunger. I don't feel hungry, but sometimes I get a little weak feeling. I'm also getting a little of salads (I'm veggie challenged) and eggs. I did try the taco bake recipe last night, and I really liked it. It seemed to break up the monotony!

...I've been researching different recipes throughout the day to try to find some variation. My problems is that I work 2 jobs and haven't had much time to try new recipes. I am thinking about trying some new veggies. (Note: I also have a texture issue with my food!) I'm wondering how everyone fixes asparagus and what eggplant tastes like? Also, Ruth mentioned Hummus...what exactly is that, how does it taste, and where would I find it?

Thanks!
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Hey, Karen! to the beach! The 'weak feeling' could be just a result of detoxing from sugar, but it could be other things, too. If you still have it after five days, consult your doctor, okay? Most people have detoxed by the fifth day. You can also feel weak or tired from dehydration (drink lots of water!), from lack of protein, or from letting your blood sugar drop. You're making sure you eat about ever three hours, right?

Hummus is delicious! It's a middle-eastern dip made from pureed chickpeas, sesame paste (tahini), olive oil, lemon, garlic, and some spices. You can get a ton of different flavors--my favorite is the roasted red pepper one, which is a little sweet. You can find it in the dairy sectoin of any grocery store; it's very common and popular. It's a wonderful dip for veggies because it not only has protein, it has good fats!

The number 1 complaint we hear about SBD is that people can't take all those salads! I find that too funny because I rarely eat salads--in fact, I'm having two this week and it's the first time I've done that in years! Try having leftovers from dinner for your lunch, and if you don't have time, you can either pick up pre-cleaned veggies in a bag in the produce department (you can often even microwave them in the bag!) or frozen veggies. There's tons of great things you can do with them!

I love to add a little soy sauce (low sodium), sesame oil (good fat), and garlic powder to veggies with an asian influence (I get a package for P2 that has broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, water chestnuts, and edamame (soy beans). It's delicious that way!

My mom makes this amazing sauce for asparagus...if the asparagus isn't cleaned, just take each piece in your hands and snap off the bottom. Whereever it snaps is the right place to snap it--that part is tough so throw it away. Then microwave the asparagus (best way to retain nutrients) for a couple minutes, checking until they are just tender and bright green. To make the sauce, combine low fat or fat free sour cream with dijon mustard, grated parmesan cheese, and seasonings (I use Lawry's seasoning salt in P2 or plain salt in P1, garlic powder, and pepper). I'm sorry I don't have exact measurements of how much of each thing to add...we all just toss them in a dish and add until it tastes right! I usually start with a 1/2 cup of sour cream, add dijon until just spicy enough, and add enough parmesan so it's still creamy (not too thick). It's fantastic on asparagus!!!

Hope that helps...glad to have you with us here on the beach!
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ksk571 If you have food texture issues, you might have a problem with hummus. I've had those texture issues too, and I had a problem with hummus. Just an FYI
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:58 PM   #27  
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Day 3 here and all is well, Felt sluggish but the weight is coming off and I feel good about that...gonna try to make the taco bake this weekend and some sf jello for dessert tonight, Hope you all have a great rest of the phase, We can do this
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:03 PM   #28  
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ksk, have you made any changes to your caffiene intake, cutting out sodas or coffee? That affected me when I started, as I was used to having at least two cups of coffee in the morning and at least a couple sodas throughout the day.

One of my favorite ways to eat veggies is roasted - I used to include red potatos but now I exclude them (perhaps when I start P2 I'll put in some sweet potatos), but anyway, I cut up zucchini, summer squash, red pepper, and onions, toss with a little bit of olive oil and then sprinkle with this spice mixture:

1tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp black pepper

Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 25 minutes. Very tasty!

I haven't been exactly following plan the last couple days, although I haven't been eating taboo foods either. Hubby and I have been sick, and have spent most of the last couple days in bed and when we're up, neither of us is all that hungry. So the foods I'm eating are legal, I just haven't been eating the prescribed amount. I did go to the doctor today for my two week followup (after being told at my last visit that I was prediabetic), and according to them, I've lost 12 pounds in that time - yay me! I'm still going to stick with my scale though, and just go by that. I just can't wait to start feeling a difference with my clothes.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:19 PM   #29  
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Well I made the cheese muffins this morning. I had to try one warm. Didn't care for it warm. I tried another one which had been in the fridge all day. Just like everyone said they are really good cold. It's like a cheese cake somewhat. They are not real big but are dense. I would think one for a morning snack would be great with a cup of coffee. I read where one lady said she ate all 12 in a day so she wasn't going to make anymore. If you have portion control problems be sure to bag them up separate in baggies. I read where you can also freeze them. I would think a couple in the morning with a couple of slices of turkey bacon would be something good and different for breakfast. They are a keep in my books.
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:15 AM   #30  
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gettinittogether~did you use the paper muffin liners when you made them? any problems with them sticking?

Today has been a pretty good day. I made some of the quiche cups this afternoon. Had two for lunch and put the others in the freezer. I did have a problem with them though. They stuck to the paper baking cups, which I had sprayed very well with butter cooking spray.
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