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    Tanyamac. Im guessing h and h is half and half. Just a guess since i dont use it.
    So glad you are getting close to your goal. Looks like you found the magic formula for clean eating.
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    Actually, Rose, I'm not getting close. I've been struggling something terrible just to maintain, which added my 5 lbs. this morning I'm up another lb. from totally eating good. I am thinking a 1200 c diet is not the way to go for me. Not when I've gained two lbs in two days. Here's my menu:
    2 scrambled eggs
    Banana ( I have no issues )
    PBJ Sara Lee 45 c bread Adams natural pb, home made sugar free jelly
    Spring mix salad with Avacado, chicken, tomato, bolthouse farms dressing. Which I don't have issues with either.
    1/2 c 2% milk
    So maybe I will boost my calories back up to 1500 and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanyamac View Post
    Actually, Rose, I'm not getting close. I've been struggling something terrible just to maintain, which added my 5 lbs. this morning I'm up another lb. from totally eating good. I am thinking a 1200 c diet is not the way to go for me. Not when I've gained two lbs in two days. Here's my menu:
    2 scrambled eggs
    Banana ( I have no issues )
    PBJ Sara Lee 45 c bread Adams natural pb, home made sugar free jelly
    Spring mix salad with Avacado, chicken, tomato, bolthouse farms dressing. Which I don't have issues with either.
    1/2 c 2% milk
    So maybe I will boost my calories back up to 1500 and see what happens.
    i am probably eating between 1500 to 1800 cal per day...dont count but analyze occasionally. I dont eat bananas..i cant lose woth them. My fruits are apples, oranges, cantalope , strawberries or blueberries. I eat two fruits per day...two Pure Protein bars for snacks per day. I dont do dAiry except butter. I eat bacon every morning. A cpl of T of smart balance PB for hunger. Lunch usually tilapia with green beans or chicken caesar salad from the store premade. Dinner is ground chuck or sirloin with bell peppers onions and celery cooked in olive oil and butter. This way of eating works for my body. When i do starches like vegetable soup with barley then i dont eat fats that meal.
    I misread your post and thought you were losing not gaining. Your meals sound fine but low in calories
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbsAgain View Post
    Jayk, thank your lucky stars that you don't have a weakness for sweets! The tea party was lovely, but the sweets served weren't as good as they looked or as good as they once might have been. My taste buds have changed so now cocoa crack is good and richer, less sweet desserts are are the only sweets I really enjoy. BTW, one of my desserts was chocolate chip cheesecake.

    You said, "I sometimes feel just like before taking hcg, that it doesn't seem to matter what I eat I will gain." I have that helpless feeling sometimes! We can't give up, though! I was up 5 lbs. above LDW at the end of last week and was freaking out a little. But fortunately, it slowly but surely came down this week. I'm still up above LDW, but it's within reach now. I'm no longer feeling helpless. Thank goodness I have you all to talk to!

    What is your water goal each day? Mine is 8 glasses, or 80 oz. because I weigh around 155 (i.e., drink half my body weight in oz.). Do you also drink coffee or tea on top of that? That always adds to my load. Do any of you get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I wonder?

    I hope you get more regular hours at your job.
    Apple frittata is one of my favorite treats which I usually have for breakfast. Do you all know this one? If not, you take an apple and slice it and fry it up in a cast iron pan with butter. While that's frying, mix 2-3 eggs with h&h, cinnamon, and 8 drops of stevia. Pour that over the apple slices and add chopped walnuts if you'd like. Cook one minute on medium heat, then transfer to the top rack of a preheated 400 degree oven. Cook around 5-10 minutes, depending on the size of your pan. This scratches a baking itch I have sometimes, and makes me feel like I had dessert for breakfast.
    Hi abs

    That Apple frittata sounds good. Should try that. My Water goal is about 65-70 oz per day, but I know I haven't always done it. I am still above LDW but clothes still fit good, so that helps me.
    Next Tuesday I start a new full time job, day time hours, so should be able to get myself into a schedule again.
    Yes I get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom as well.

    I am glad you are getting closer to your goal again. It just takes us some time to get there.

    I agree with rose on Mcdonald's. I have done exactly that in the past, when I was hungry and on the road. I just skip the bun and have done well without gaining.

    I have been getting out walking as well, as we are having beautiful Fall weather here. Our Thanksgiving is on Monday and my only day off this week so plan to enjoy it.

    So good to hear from everyone. Have a great day!!!

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    Okay. Today I was told by somebody that their doctor told them not to consume more than 45 oz. of water per day because of kidney problems. Can water (esp. spring water) actually be bad for kidneys? I was drinking a gallon per day while on HCG and except for going to the bathroom a lot, I felt great.

    Your thoughts?

    h&h = half and half

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbsAgain View Post
    Okay. Today I was told by somebody that their doctor told them not to consume more than 45 oz. of water per day because of kidney problems. Can water (esp. spring water) actually be bad for kidneys? I was drinking a gallon per day while on HCG and except for going to the bathroom a lot, I felt great.

    Your thoughts?

    h&h = half and half
    I dont know where the 45 oz comes from but i do know that too much water makes your kidneys work extra hard as well as too much protein. I did half my weight when on hcg but never a gallon since that would be more than half i drink about 64-80 oz daily now . Im 72 and think my kidneys are fine as all my blood work each year is good. Something to think about
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbsAgain View Post
    Okay. Today I was told by somebody that their doctor told them not to consume more than 45 oz. of water per day because of kidney problems. Can water (esp. spring water) actually be bad for kidneys? I was drinking a gallon per day while on HCG and except for going to the bathroom a lot, I felt great.

    Your thoughts?

    h&h = half and half
    Here is an excerpt from "The Plan" on Water retention

    Water—The Pint Method It’s crucial to drink water based on your mass and hydration needs. Water consumption is based on your weight; you should drink approximately half your body weight in ounces every day. Skimping on even one glass will show up on the scale. Why? Your body needs water to carry out every one of its metabolic and cellular functions. When you don’t drink enough water, you’re basically telling the body it’s okay to not repair the heart, liver, and lungs and that instead it should divert a lot of energy extracting water from all the foods you’re eating and liquids you’re drinking. Water is then held in your tissues as a reservoir so you have enough water for daily functioning in an all-too-common phenomenon we know as “water weight.” When you drink appropriate amounts of water, your body says, “Hey all that water I was holding on to, I can let go of that,” and then you lose water weight! I have so many people say that the week prior to starting their Plan they started hydrating and lost anywhere from five to seven pounds. Make sure to get your water in between meals, not during meals, as drinking during meals can impair digestion. If you can, leave a forty-five-minute window before and after each meal. Finish all your water by dinner and do not consume any after dinner. I know so many of us think that more is better, but this is definitely not the case with water. Consuming too much water will cause water retention and start to stress kidney function.
    It is true that we don't need to drink more water than half our bodies weight. Also it would then be telling our bodies to store it, when its not needed.

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    I think we have to take that passage from The Plan and read it in the context of the conditions needed in order to properly do the test days for The Plan. Sodium is also strictly controlled in order to get the most accurate scale reading possible with regards to water retention. And she also requires you to add extra water for exercise and for any wine you drink.

    If you just go back to the HCG protocol, you realize that Dr. Simeons had it pretty much outlined for us there when he said that we need to drink about 2 litres of water a day, and that can include tea and coffee. Its a general guideline that keeps everything in balance for most people. I don't think its super important (unless you are trying to diagnose food sensitivities via The Plan) to have an exact count of ounces to bodyweight. If you get in the general area, that should be sufficient.
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    Hello everyone,
    Today was the day that I went to the doctor who is following me for my hormonal follow up.
    I was told that my numbers are consistent. That I am producing what I need to and it is being converted. The MD said that she could give me a prescription, but advises against it at this time- as I am not premenopausal or menopausal. She encouraged me to follow a FODMAP diet. She feels it is partially a digestive issue and a high stress issue. (my cortisol was elevated).
    I have inflammation, but it could be due to nutrition/physical injury. She feels that I am nutritionally deficit and stressed out. She feels that is the reason that I am losing my hair.
    I don't know if I agree with her findings. She gave me another bloodwork script to get 6-8 wks after hcg--- she said it doesn't have to be between 19-22 days-- that it is more important that I get the blood drawn if I am feeling "under the weather" or "sluggish".

    Funny thing-- when I was on fmd-- I was exhausted ALL of the time. I could barely get out of bed. Once I went off the fmd-- my energy increased immediately. This is not a good indicator for me to be on fmd. But it did help me to stabilize from hcg and reintroduce grains back into my diet.

    I think I'm more confused now than I ever was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapluzie123 View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Today was the day that I went to the doctor who is following me for my hormonal follow up.
    I was told that my numbers are consistent. That I am producing what I need to and it is being converted. The MD said that she could give me a prescription, but advises against it at this time- as I am not premenopausal or menopausal. She encouraged me to follow a FODMAP diet. She feels it is partially a digestive issue and a high stress issue. (my cortisol was elevated).
    I have inflammation, but it could be due to nutrition/physical injury. She feels that I am nutritionally deficit and stressed out. She feels that is the reason that I am losing my hair.
    I don't know if I agree with her findings. She gave me another bloodwork script to get 6-8 wks after hcg--- she said it doesn't have to be between 19-22 days-- that it is more important that I get the blood drawn if I am feeling "under the weather" or "sluggish".

    Funny thing-- when I was on fmd-- I was exhausted ALL of the time. I could barely get out of bed. Once I went off the fmd-- my energy increased immediately. This is not a good indicator for me to be on fmd. But it did help me to stabilize from hcg and reintroduce grains back into my diet.

    I think I'm more confused now than I ever was.
    Sorry to hear frustration about doctors report. Im not surprised about your fatigue on the FMD diet...as even tho you enjoyed all those carbs and kept weight stable i dont think it would wrk for me because high carbs drain me and protein with veggies and fruits give me energy. Perhaps on P3 too mich fats interferred with you stabilizing. Next time you do P3 try for more protein, low glycemic veggies and fruits and stay away from dairy. Cant remember if you had dairy or not. Anyway i give you lots of credit with pushing forward in the midst of it all. Im pretty stable within 2 lbs...from 136.4 to 138.4 which is below goal and LIW and find that i like my food options . I hope you can find a balance of foods that give you ample energy and good tasting choices too. Stress can be a big factor ...it takes lots of our energy away
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    Kapluzie,
    Sorry you're more confused than ever. I bet you were hoping for something to be revealed definitively from those tests. Frustrating! Hearing stress might be causing hair loss...it's possible, but more likely the HCG. I wonder if it's a stress on our bodies to drop weight that fast? Anyway, hang in there. You're almost done with the losing and then all there is to do is maintain, which you're bound to figure out through the process of elimination.
    What do you all think about The Plan? I'm going to read up on it, just for grins, although steak days do seem to work for me. It's just irritating to watch my weight go up every week and have to fast. I also wonder if I should reread Trim, Healthy Mama...

    Regarding water, yesterday I actually drank my 80 oz. before 5:00 p.m. (and also did a steak day) and I slept through the night without having to get up to go to the bathroom. I usually drink water well into the evening and then end up in the bathroom 1 to 2 times during the night. My husband usually wakes me on his way there, but I used to sleep through his nightly excursions. I would love to return to that again! I'm going to experiment with less water and food later in the day...

    Kapluzie, I'm glad your energy returned after getting off FMD. I wonder if your adrenals were getting tired? Are you back to coffee? I drink decaf, but love the flavor and habit. I'd hate to give that up (too).

    Roselanoue, you are my inspiration. I'm so glad you can stay stable and below LDW! It must be possible if there are people like you on this forum. Keep telling us what you're doing. It's very encouraging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbsAgain View Post
    Kapluzie,
    Sorry you're more confused than ever. I bet you were hoping for something to be revealed definitively from those tests. Frustrating! Hearing stress might be causing hair loss...it's possible, but more likely the HCG. I wonder if it's a stress on our bodies to drop weight that fast? Anyway, hang in there. You're almost done with the losing and then all there is to do is maintain, which you're bound to figure out through the process of elimination.
    What do you all think about The Plan? I'm going to read up on it, just for grins, although steak days do seem to work for me. It's just irritating to watch my weight go up every week and have to fast. I also wonder if I should reread Trim, Healthy Mama...

    Regarding water, yesterday I actually drank my 80 oz. before 5:00 p.m. (and also did a steak day) and I slept through the night without having to get up to go to the bathroom. I usually drink water well into the evening and then end up in the bathroom 1 to 2 times during the night. My husband usually wakes me on his way there, but I used to sleep through his nightly excursions. I would love to return to that again! I'm going to experiment with less water and food later in the day...

    Kapluzie, I'm glad your energy returned after getting off FMD. I wonder if your adrenals were getting tired? Are you back to coffee? I drink decaf, but love the flavor and habit. I'd hate to give that up (too).

    Roselanoue, you are my inspiration. I'm so glad you can stay stable and below LDW! It must be possible if there are people like you on this forum. Keep telling us what you're doing. It's very encouraging!
    Abs, I am trying to stay on the forum to be accountable and to encourage others. I follow most of the rules on THM and I think they make a lot of sense for me. On the meals Im doing carbs...starchy...I have lower fats...When I have high fats I do lower carbs. I like the fact that this can change meal by meal and not day by day. Big help in planning. On the occasional days you have meals with fats and carbs they stress these should be occasional and wont cause big gains but when I do this....like I had a few fried plantains on Sunday with a few T of rice and beans as well as a couple T of ice cream as well as ground chuck with veggies as well as cantalope I did not gain the next day but Im sure if I made this a weekly habit I would gradually increase. Again, not having huge jumps but do go back and forth a lb or two in one week and don't get nervous about it. This seems to work for me. Still weighing every day just to be aware of my body. I think for me that is important. Whenever I quit doing this I get sloppy with my choices.
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