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    Yes there are those problems! LOL I'm glad I cooked stuff for him. What I made were the only items he could eat last night. But it's truly miraculous!
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    What a good friend you are. I love it when there is an opportunity to fill a real need for someone like that--not just the dinner, but giving him the information that is getting him well again. That seems like a real divine appointment to me.

    So. I hobbled up onto my 1/2 inch high scale platform today and it looks like I gained about a pound in the last week. Not too bad. I only got about half my water in yesterday, so it wasn't a perfect day by any means.

    I'm back on plan today and will be making my first outing to get some supplies. Our little neighborhood health store has a very small footprint, so I should be able to push a buggy around and shop for what I need without a lot of long-distance walking. DH will then go into Costco for me and get the rest of my list. That and meal prep should pretty much exhaust my energies for the day.

    In the webinar I linked to earlier, L-G said that if you have to restart after a break, to just do Day3 of the cleanse and then start back where you left off. So that's my plan.
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    That is awesome when most likely that pound is still inflammation from the injury!
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    Yes, I'm rather pleased with that because in my packed food each day, I had a goat-cheese/pumpkinseed or almondbutter (or sunbutter)/jelly sandwich with 2 slices of sourdough bread, baby carrots and a protein bar and usually a pomegranate or apple. I would split that up into a meal and 2 snacks to keep me going throughout the late morning and into evening when I would venture downstairs again for dinner.

    I kept to the breakfast and dinner menus, but didn't try to have soup or anything I had to cook with lunch. So I'm thinking, those things were probably all OK. And also that I didn't get enough of the cornmeal stuck to the bread to cause a problem. I used both a whey protein/almond and a pea protein/sunflower seed bar.
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    Day3 Restart Result

    Loss: .4

    Very happy about this. Because....crazy scheduling yesterday would have had me delay lunch for nearly 3 hours. So instead of waiting to eat, I had a sunflower/pea protein bar, and then skipped the snack between lunch and dinner meals. So that confirms the pea-protein bar is a pass, and today I can get on with another protein test day. I think I'm going to use it to re-test chick peas. I'd love to test egg whites, but that seems too scary right now. The pea-protein pass does encourage me though. (and I'm thinking the whey/almond combo one that I ate this past week will also be ok, but I'll do a proper test to confirm that later.)

    Looking back at my charts I had two different loss days that included chick peas, so I'm not sure exactly why I was suspecting them. At any rate. This will either confirm or refute their friendliness.

    In the webinar, one of the things I learned was that if you find you are failing several of the animal protein tests, that it could be that your body is telling you that you may do better with lighter or vegetarian protein sources. L-G also said that you should think back to a time in your life when you felt really good and assess how you were eating at that point, because that is also a clue to what your body considers friendly foods. When I do that, I'm taken back to a time when I was mostly vegetarian. I was food combining in a way that didn't mix proteins and starches, so you had to chose which you wanted at each meal. And of course, I usually chose the starch/grain meal. It was a bit crazy, because following those rules, I might have french fries and and a Coke for dinner (yikes) but I was young, and it actually worked for me. And in the time before I got sick, I was at my best weight ever--about 130 pounds--that was not achieved through fasting. (I did eat a lot of healthy stuff too--that was just an example of how you could manipulate the rules. ^_^ )

    Then, I gained over a hundred pounds after getting chronic fatigue syndrome, and a naturopathic nutritionist helped me lose 80 pounds of it over about 3 years with another food combining program that also kept me mostly vegetarian. I was even vegan for a time. I never quite got back to feeling like my 100% self after the CFS, but probably around 80%. All that to say that my body does seem to like vegetarian eating.
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    Yeah I think that advise is pretty screwy. Most of us felt better when we were younger. I think vegetarianism is about as dangerous for your health as you get. I'd sure hate to see you go down that road, Leez. It doesn't even make sense that humans should eat only vegetables when we know we can't get B12 that way, a CRUCIAL nutrient. I'm so so opposed to vegetarian eating. I've never seen one who even looks healthy. They all have that pasty complexion.
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    The strange thing is that for a long time, I self-regulated towards vegetarianism because I felt like "heavy proteins" (for me red meat, eggs, hard cheeses mainly) were hard for me to digest, so I just avoided them. I did, however, eat soft cheeses like yogurt and ricotta because they seemed to digest better. That doesn't seem to affect me that way anymore (except if I forget to take HCL and enzymes after a steak day meal.) So maybe some healing has happened? I don't really aim to become totally vegetarian again. I actually like meat. If I can eat it, I will. If I can find some friendly ones, that is.

    So, I'm picking up that you disagree with several of her premises. (like potato chips and other fat/starch combos being a bad idea) and now the idea that past history won't give you current food clues. I have some that bother me too. I think the limit of one cup of coffee a day is silly. My theory is that if you establish your own pattern of how much coffee you want to drink, your weight response will normalize around whatever your own pattern is. So far, I haven't tested that specifically, but maybe I will at some point.

    I also think its strange that there are all kinds of warnings to rotate food, and then in the menus, you'll see the same item repeated days in a row, or even at several meals in the same day. How do you rotate broccoli and carrots when they are in the menu every day and sometimes twice?

    o btw... I've now cleared head romaine and radicchio. Radicchio was in the box of spring mix I just started on yesterday. I haven't found any greens that are a problem for me yet. Even arrugula, baby kale, baby chard and baby spinach have been fine.
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    I really think something like THM is the way to eat permanently. She's got some good ideas in general but some of them just don't hold up. Like that how you ate in the past thing. Many of us who end up here have had some major health problems so of course we felt better way back when. I felt great on low carb for years but I know now it was wrecking my adrenals and thyroid. I also felt great dieting very low calorie when I was in my early twenties but that wrecked my metabolism. Most of us have never really had a healthy pattern of eating to even compare it against. I was always a little troubled by her talking about meat being too heavy for lunch. Um, not for the majority of those of us who understand how important meat is to our health: amino acids, vitamin B12, etc. I like the rotation of micronutrients you get with FMD and THM much better for long term health. I think her protocol helps to figure out some things when you are gaining on healthy food but only as an elimination diet for a while. Things can change too much in 6 mos to even make assumptions for long term too, especially if you have any kind of gut compromising going on. Which many do.

    However I DO think we need way more fruits and veggies than most of us get. I think most of us would feel much better and be more stable by incorporating Dr. Wahl's 9 servings of fruit and vegetable per day recommendation.
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    Thanks...that actually clears up a lot for me. The premise of THE PLAN seems to be you stay on it forever, which just seems undoable to me. Even if you uncover a whole raft of friendly foods, life just occassionally gets in the way. Aside from that, very little of the way you eat on this plan feels normal/comfortable to me and I don't think there is really enough fruit allowed long-term. At least not for me. A half cup of blueberries and half an apple for a whole day feels very spartan. And don't even get me started on that 1/4 avocado thing....

    In reading some of the blogs and threads of Planners over the web, I've found a lot of people who have been working at it for a couple years. They seem to like it, but I notice they keep stressing about unclear testing results, or various messups. I really don't want to live that way.

    I like the idea of doing this for a while and then moving into THM. The more I'm reading about THM, the more doable it is seeming to me. I want the flexibility it offers as opposed to THE PLAN or FMD. Hopefully, what I learn from my time on THE PLAN will help me be successful when I get into THM.
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    THM is really sustainable for life.
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    The most appealing thing about THM to me is that you can switch up the fuels within each day. In FMD, I was only truly happy on the grain/fruit days. The rest of the week felt like dieting. Even the weekend. Of course, you make the best of it and find ways to enjoy it, but that's the overall effect it had on me.

    Now, to figure out which of the "mama" types I really am. I don't quite fit the purist one, but it seems closest so far. Maybe I'll end up being the allergy-prone one, since I have to avoid so many things.
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    Yes that's what I like too. It's awesome! A lot of us do E meals for breakfast then FP or S the rest of the day. They recommend about 5 E meals per week.
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