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    Well I did it. Load day one. One question about food prep, ACV, and late night eating

    Mixing went well. I have all of my supplies, supplements, and even food. I was wondering about the different ways people do food prep. I am going to be super busy once I return to work on Jan. 10th. I was planning to prepare 7 days of lunches and dinners in advance and store them in the fridge. I could weigh and measure everything and just store it in little containers. Otherwise I am afraid I will be tired and grab something I shouldn't. My job is mentally exhausting most days.

    Next, ACV? I hear many take a shot of this with MSM to curb hunger and as a skin/hair supplement. Any thoughts?

    Lastly, I am very concerned about my late night eating habit which started two years ago after a car accident. I eat to self sooth for pain. This is why I gained 30 pounds to start with. I was thinking of eating the apple or strawberries right before bedtime, but doesn't sugar just spike and then make you feel more hungry?

    Oops, one more thing. Breakfast. Anyone who does not follow protocol and does a melba or fruit in the morning. I was thinking you need to jumpstart your metabolism by eating in the morning, but I am not Dr. Simeon. LOL!!! Pros and cons to this????? I keep hearing it doesn't matter how you divide up your food, just stick to correct amounts/calories/foods.

    Any thoughts, tips, would be appreciated greatly. I have been trying to lose 30 pounds for close to two years with no success. I have been at the same exact weight for a little over a year.
    Viv

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    I would, if you're prepping 7 days of food at a time, store half of it in the freezer... Cooked food should really only be kept in the fridge for a few days, in my opinion.
    I usually prep out all of my meat on the weekend, and then freeze all but two days worth. When I use a package out of the fridge, I replace it with one from the freezer - that way it has a day and a half or so to thaw. I also live by my NuWave oven. Frozen food cooks super fast in it. (With no oils or anything - seriously, it's awesome.)

    When I was doing my VLCDs, I would usually have black coffee & water first thing in the morning, eat an apple and/or melba around 10:30-11:00, lunch around 1:30, dinner around 5:30, then a 'dessert' of my second fruit right before bed.
    Just make sure you get enough water. And, if you're having problems with headaches - I found that my electrolytes were out of wack from the sudden drop in sodium in my diet. I added a shake or two of salt to my water bottle (or drank Smart Water) and it helped tremendously.

    I didn't take any supplements other than a multivitamin, and occasional probiotics (I was on antibiotics for about a week during my protocol).

    Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viv View Post
    Mixing went well. I have all of my supplies, supplements, and even food. I was wondering about the different ways people do food prep. I am going to be super busy once I return to work on Jan. 10th. I was planning to prepare 7 days of lunches and dinners in advance and store them in the fridge. I could weigh and measure everything and just store it in little containers. Otherwise I am afraid I will be tired and grab something I shouldn't. My job is mentally exhausting most days.

    Next, ACV? I hear many take a shot of this with MSM to curb hunger and as a skin/hair supplement. Any thoughts?

    Lastly, I am very concerned about my late night eating habit which started two years ago after a car accident. I eat to self sooth for pain. This is why I gained 30 pounds to start with. I was thinking of eating the apple or strawberries right before bedtime, but doesn't sugar just spike and then make you feel more hungry?

    Oops, one more thing. Breakfast. Anyone who does not follow protocol and does a melba or fruit in the morning. I was thinking you need to jumpstart your metabolism by eating in the morning, but I am not Dr. Simeon. LOL!!! Pros and cons to this????? I keep hearing it doesn't matter how you divide up your food, just stick to correct amounts/calories/foods.

    Any thoughts, tips, would be appreciated greatly. I have been trying to lose 30 pounds for close to two years with no success. I have been at the same exact weight for a little over a year.
    Viv
    I found the hardest part of this is getting over carb/sugar/caffeine/soda cravings. It's like drug withdrawl (or what I imagine that would be like lol). Same thing with the late night eating. It's like stopping smoking- you have to find something else to satisfy you. I have found drinking a glass of green tea is WONDERFUL when I feel "hungry" at night. Also, for whatever crazy reasons, I have found I cannot eat apples while on protocol. For some reason whenever I eat apples as part of my meals or for a snack- they make me unbelievably hungry. I don't know why- so I've just stopped eating apples. LOL Hope this information helps =)

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    In regards to the late night eating. I also struggled with this. My first round was made that habit shocking obvious. I'm about to start round 3. Personally, I found it to be torture to save one of my fruits for night time. I've done much better drinking caffinee free teas and distracting my self with an activity or project. My evening activites range from: doing a craft, playing a computer game, watching t.v., riding my stationary bike, or lifting hand weights. Something other than household chores, because if it was fun and relaxing I would look forward to it. It was extra hard in my first round, and then in my second round I figured out that my brain needed to be entertained in the evenings. When I came out of the round I found my late night eating habits had been fixed, and I continued to do an activity instead of eating a mindless snack.

    I hope my two cents helps. Best of luck!

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