any one else doing the "abs diet for women"?

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mombuck04

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Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 13:58
Started doing the diet yesterday and so far so good. I bought the book the abs diet for women. It is similar to the mens but it definately has some changes for women , especially in the smoothies. Less nuts which have the higher calories and fat. I'm looking for someone else that needs to lose at least 40 lbs like me. With a very busy life...4 kids!!Very Happy I need some moral support. When my husband siets with me he loses 2x as much as I do with 1/2 the work!!! Help.
Virgorgeous

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Posted: 16 Oct 2007, 14:19
Hey! I tried the Abs Diet for Women a few months ago and it worked really well! my body def responded to the clean eating/strength training...I'm too impatient though so it only lasted 3 weeks for me before I switched to something else, but once I drop this 24lbs. I'll go back to it for maintenance! good luck!
speakup

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Posted: 21 Oct 2007, 22:42
Hi mombuck04
I tried to post something earlier but I may have lost it. I'm also a mom of 4 looking to lose 20-25 pounds using abs diet. I like the fact that this diet allows you to eat. I'm just afraid that I'm going to gain rather than lose weight! Let me know how it's going.Very Happy
PaytonsMom42...

Joined: Oct 07
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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 10:30
I'm new here and just started the Abs Diet today. I don't have the book "for women" but since I'm reading that it's different-- is it worth the money to go buy it? Anyway, I'm a new mom and I want to lose almost 50 pounds. I've done every diet in the world but I like this one because you can eat, and don't really have to count anything.
heyhey

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Posted: 25 Oct 2007, 14:39
I'm hoping my Abs diet for women book is at the post office today. I'm trying to incorporate the "power foods" into my diet. So far I have read part of the regular Abs diet and it looks pretty good. I dont know what the diff is for women, more dairy maybe? I dont know. Good luck...let me know how it goes.
speakup

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Posted: 26 Oct 2007, 23:20
I don't have the womens' book either but I've lost 3.25 lbs this week. I borrowed mine from the library. You should see if yours has a copy.Wink
Loki

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Posted: 04 Nov 2007, 08:17
My son and daughter-in-law have completed the 6 weeks Abs Diet and have both lost weight, inches & sizes. They also commented on how much healthier they feel. I guess I just need to get some healthy habits into my life. H-E-L-P! I started the Abs Diet on 10/28/07 and lost 3 pounds the first week. I bought the book on Ebay and started the diet the day after the book showed up. I need to lose at least 75 pounds.Evil or Very Mad
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Juniper

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Posted: 08 Nov 2007, 09:59
I'd like to join you guys! I ordered the book on Amazon and it has not arrived. I've googled a lot on it and have tried to "start" several timesWink
I just don't know how well I'll do with not counting anything, like carbs or calories. How on earth will I lose weight being responsible for my own portion control? How is everyone doing with that?
MeowKatMom

Joined: Oct 07
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Posted: 08 Nov 2007, 11:14
Hi Juniper,
You can write down your portions if that will help. I have found that if I am writing down what I eat I will think twice about what I am eating. I would also suggest you start slow. Don't expect to change everything all at once. That can be overwhelming and make you feel defeated before you even start.
My other suggestion is to take time to look at labels at the store. I have found that not all foods are created the same way. For example, Raisin Bran....Post is the way to go if you want to eat this because it does not have high fructose corn syrup where Kellogs does. the best thing you can do is making yourself as aware of what you are eating as possible.
Juniper

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Posted: 08 Nov 2007, 15:58
Thanks, MeowKatMom.Smile I'm still concerned that left to my own devices, I may even over-eat the power foods. What if I finish a bowl of Raisin Bran, but I don't feel hungy and I want another bowl? Isn't it okay, since it's considered a power food? But, then I've just eaten 2 bowls of cereal, which doesn't seem to lend itself to helping me lose weight. I've read so many success stories of people losing so much weight on this diet. I guess it'll be a trial and error thing and like you said, I should't look for a quick fix. I've never lost the baby weight from my 2 1/2 year old....I think it's cuz I'm 42 and it's just harder to lose weight now that I'm ancient. I haven't incorporated any exercising into my life yet. I want to say that it's so hard to schedule it in my life (said in a whiney voice) but I know other moms with even more kids have done it (HOW??!!). Confused
MeowKatMom

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Posted: 08 Nov 2007, 21:44
Hey Juniper Smile
I totally understant. By the way not only have I not lost the baby weight from my 8 year old but I weigh more now that I did when I had him. It is so easy to eat while on auto pilot. I find I have to really be aware of what I am eating, how much I am eating and I will often stop myself from eating more. If I tell myself that I can have more in 10 min. if I really need it, often Ithe desire for the food will pass. The other thing I do is ask myself "Will I live if I don't eat this?" Of course the answer is yes. Being aware of our choices is such an important part to this whole weight loss thing!
Good luck to you! Wink
Lkiel37943

Joined: Nov 07
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Posted: 17 Nov 2007, 19:24
What's the difference? I have the first book, do I need to purchase the Women's? Has anyone had any long term success? I have sixty to lose, can I do it with this plan? I am on WW right now and have been stuck at this weight since June.
Weeds

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Posted: 05 Jan 2008, 22:17
I did try the abs diet before and gained weight... I am following the abs diet...but also keeping my points within the Weight watchers system. This worked well the first time I did this a few months ago.
kimbofla

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Posted: 06 Jan 2008, 10:36
I read both books. OCD I guess. LOL Mainly the portion sizes (and hence calories) seem a bit smaller in the women's section and he has a section on what to do if you're lactose intolerant, vegetarian, etc - and what to expect from hormones (they screw us over, as if we didn't know that! Smile Calcium and iron very important to us, but ABSDIETPOWER superfoods cover that if you get all the foods in your diet. He has some good modifications for the exercises based on your body type if you're needing more instruction and guidance in the strength training.

I'm not going anywhere with my weight on the plan though. To be honest I haven't stuck to his exercise plan 100% - I still cling to my cardio for dear life - but today I did the full workout with legs emphasis and NO cardio. I feel like a junkie doing de-tox from running....LOL
artistgrl

Joined: Dec 07
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Posted: 06 Jan 2008, 11:19
I've been doing the abs diet for women for about three weeks, and I've lost almost 10 pounds. I've not been following it as strictly this week as when I first started. My problem is weekends. When I'm at work, I have my snacks and meals packed and ready to go, but then when I'm at home on the weekends, I barely eat at all! I'm positive I'd have a greater loss if I just ate more. If you use the recipes in the book, it basically takes care of your portion sizes, so I'm not really worried about that. Plus the foods are higher in fiber, so it's pretty filling. I'm never hungry, which I love. I need to lose about 70 pounds total, so any support is welcome. I'm also on here a lot, so if anyone needs a friend, I'm here!



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