Joined January 2008
Weight History

Start Weight
138.0 lb
Lost so far: 3.2 lb

Current Weight
134.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.9 lb a week

Goal Weight
115.0 lb
Still to go: 19.8 lb
Hi! I'm Jill, and I live in Southern California. Last year, I went pescatarian-bordering-vegan, exercised a lot, and lost about 15 pounds in 3 months. After that, I guess I started to feel like my metabolism was just fabulous, and I started eating crap again (not meat, but more carbs and reintroduced cheese.) I put back on all 15 pounds. :[ So, now I'm going to re-lose it! Right now, I'm eating strictly fruits and vegetables. (I allow myself one tablespoon of olive oil per day.) I drink a LOT of water. I've hoping to detox and flush the fat out of my system. It's sort of a whole food fast. Nothing processed. Just whole foods, for the most part. (With exception of my Trader Joe's Organic Split Pea Soup and Trader Joe's artichokes!) I'd like to be about 115 by the time 3 months is over. We'll see! Best of luck to everyone out there!!! We all deserve to look and feel out best!!!

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Are you seeing much weight loss in first 2 weeks on the abs diet?
And by the way, the use of artificial sweeteners was the one thing that really irked me about the book, because there is so much evidence that it's really unhealthy for the body.

Rant over!
posted 21 Jan 2008, 10:11
Are you seeing much weight loss in first 2 weeks on the abs diet?
Answer to the questions about artificial sweeteners and dark chocolate:

As long as the dark chocolate is around 70%-75% cacao, you're good. They actually say 60% is the minimum, but I think 70% tastes so much richer. And, I think it's perfectly fine to have a couple of squares at the end of the day! It's always helped me with my sweet tooth. I can make a dark chocolate bar last about a week. I think that's a great way to feel like you're having a treat, and still get the heart-healthy flavonoids and anti-oxidant power of the chocolate.

A word about sweeteners: I'm absolutely and 100% AGAINST artificial sweeteners for the most part. Splenda is a big no-no. Equal is worse, and Sweet n Low is just as bad. Splenda is about 600 times sweeter than regular sugar. I'm sure you've heard that digestion begins in the mouth. Your saliva breaks down your food and gets it ready for digestion in the stomach, and actually begins the secretion of insulin. When Splenda (or any art. sweetener, for that matter) gets down to your intestines, your intestines, which have their own "taste buds" signal for the release of even more insulin. And I know all of this from a nutritionist I was going to last year. She told me that it was a double-whammy on your insulin levels and to stay away from it, and any other artificial sweeteners.
That said, I use plain honey. You can also use agave nectar (just google it, or go to a Whole Foods store) or Stevia, which is made form a plant extract, and has no effect on blood glucose levels. Or, if you just like regular sugar, at least use "Sugar in the Raw" kinds of things. Those haven't been refined as much as white sugar.
Hope that helps!
posted 21 Jan 2008, 10:10
Are you seeing much weight loss in first 2 weeks on the abs diet?
Hi! I've been doing the diet since January 5th, but prior to that, I did a 4-day liquid "detox." I've lost about 5 pounds since I started. From your profile, you don't have a lot to lose. 15 pounds will come off a lot slower than 50 pounds. Maybe changing your routine a bit will shock your body? Try doing less cardio and more weight training. I thought I remembered reading that cardio is good initially, but the body wants its muscles to be challenged more than anything. So, my advice would be to maybe do two days less of cardio a week, and do your cardio for a shorter amount of time, substituting weight training or circuit training for the cardio. I used to do that elliptical for an hour everyday, but when I stopped losing weight, I was at a loss. Why, with all this cardio, am I not shedding the pounds? Zinczenko made sense when he wrote that the muscles desire to be challenged, or they won't grow; thus, fat burning stalls and so does the scale.
I hope that helps a little! Remember that the last 10-15 pounds is always the hardest. That's where I am right now, too, so I understand it! Patience.
Have a great week!!! You can break the plateau! We're all rooting for you!!

posted 21 Jan 2008, 07:06
Hi! I'm following the exercises in the book for the strength/circuit training. On my cardio days, I dance to Rock Your Body by Jamie King, or I'll do a Tae Bo video, or I'll jump rope. (I have a Jump Snap, which is basically a ropeless jump rope. I'm hideously uncoordinated, so it's great for me!)
posted 04 Jan 2008, 20:01
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10 March 2009

I don't really care about following this diet exactly. My main concern is to have a caloric deficit of at least 700 a day. If I can do that, I'm good.
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06 March 2009

Alright....so after February 08, I got down to a lovely 123. I guess I thought that I had my 18-year old metabolism, and I ate like a pig. Now, I'm back ...
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