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Old 01-02-2017, 11:12 AM   #1
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2017 Carbohydrate Addict's CAD/CALP Hangout

Hi, all! I thought I would start up the 2017 thread for everyone.

Copied from 2013 CAD/LP Diet Thread (Lotus33):

Hello! Welcome to the thread for the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet & LifeSpan Programs!

There are many of us here at LCF who have found ongoing success with the CAD/CALP diets. This is the place to get to know us and hopefully JOIN US! The people here are wonderful and supportive. We love to answer questions and cheer you on!

If you are interested in this way of eating, I highly recommend getting the book and reading it thoroughly. I will explain how the diet works, but you really need to go straight to the source. They certainly explain much better than me!

This diet works because it controls your insulin release, which is related to how you store and use body fat. (See the book for all the scientific references!) You are allowed only three meals and one optional snack on CAD/CALP. This is how the insulin releases are controlled. Two of the meals are called “Complementary Meals” (CM’s) and the third is called a “Reward Meal” (RM.) There is no calorie counting, no carbohydrate counting… it is a very simple diet so none of that is necessary. If you follow the rules, everything falls into place.

CM’s are essentially very low carb meals. You divide your plate in half, and ½ your meal is protein, and the other ½ is low carb vegtables. Simple. There is a specific list of veggies to choose from called “crave–reducing” choices. The list is pretty extensive, but it does not include all low carb veggies. You are allowed to eat from this list, and that is all. If it’s not on the list, you don’t eat it. (But rest assured, there’s so much to choose from you won’t feel restricted.) It’s easy and flexible, it just needs to be balanced, protein & veggie. The optional snack is the same as the CM, just smaller.

A RM is a flexible meal you can have for your choice of breakfast, lunch or dinner. This makes it easy to plan for events like restaurant meals or parties. For the RM you begin your meal with a salad, then you divide your plate into thirds. 1/3 is protein, 1/3 is low carb veggie, and that last 1/3 is ANYTHING YOU WANT. If it fits in that 1/3 balance, you can have it. Potato, bread, cake, cookies, candy, pasta, rice, whatever carbohydrate you feel like having.

This does not give you free license to pig out on carbs, your meals must be BALANCED. If you want more carbohydrates, you must also take the same portions of protein and vegetables too.

One more catch: The RM must be completed within a one hour time limit. This has everything to do with controlling the insulin release and it is very important. You are not allowed to snack (aside from the optional complementary snack.) You eat three to four times a day, and that’s it. Believe it or not, this will not be a problem. Your meals should carry you easily to the next meal. It’s all about that insulin control.

Many people have the misconception that the RM is a 1-hour pig out all you can eat junk-a-thon. IT IS NOT. People also think that if they even have one taste of sugar they will binge into oblivion. THIS IS NOT TRUE. If you are true to the diet and stick to the 1/3 portion of carbohydrates, you will be just fine. You will be pleasantly surprised that the single slice of pie is enough, and you’re okay not going back for more and more like in the old days!

Overall this is a very flexible diet that fits well into the real world. The people here all have their own ways of making the diet work for them. Look at their losses! This WOE works wonders. (On your psyche, too! No deprivation!)

This thread is where all of us CAD/CALP followers hang out. Hopefully they will all come in and introduce themselves soon, tell you what works for them, how long they’ve been at it and how much they have lost.

LURKERS, PLEASE JOIN US! DON’T BE SHY!
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Things that might cause cravings, weight gain, or plateaus:

1. Eating more than 4 times a day.
2. Drinking coffee with cream and/or AS more than once a day outside your RM or taking more than 15 minutes to drink that once a day coffee with cream and/or AS.
3. Eating too much cheese at CMs--more than 2 ounces.
4. Artificial sugar during the day or at CM.
5. Diet Soda during the day outside your RM.
6. LC recipes or lc products during CM.
7. Exceeding 4 carbs per CM exclusive of listed foods.
8. Too much fat at CMs.
9. Hidden carbs/sugars, fillers.
10. Using net carb theory.
11. Atkins allowed vegetables that aren't on the CM list.
12. Vegetables that aren't on the CM list.
13. Trigger foods at CM--MSG, broccoli, green/red peppers, cottage cheese, onions, AS, pork rinds.
14. Allergen/sensitive foods at CM/RM-- sugar, wheat, dairy, cheese, eggs.
15. Not enough protein. Try for at least 12 ounces.
16. Flavored waters.
17. Salad dressings with more than 2 carbs per serving.
18. Nuts, bars, shakes, mock danish, pork rinds.
19. Unbalanced, wildly unbalanced, or carb binging RMs.
20. Gum and breath mints.
21. SF Metamucil or fiber outside CM/RM.
22. Exceeding the 60 minute RM rule by even a few minutes.


Craving Reducing Foods List

ANY FOOD *NOT* LISTED SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A CARBOHYDRATE-RICH FOOD

MEATS:
all regular and lean meats, including: bacon (check the label for sugars) ham(check the label for sugars) lamb, rabbit, veal, beef, hamburger, pastrami, sausages (no added sugar)* corned beef, hot dogs (all meat), pork, venison. Most lunch meats contain added sugars and fillers and those not listed in this meat section should be saved for reward meals only.

FOWL:
light and dark varieties, with or without skin including: capon, chicken, cornish hen, duck, goose, pheasant, quail, squab, turkey (ground or whole)

FISH AND SHELLFISH:
all varieties, canned, jarred (no sugar), or cooked (no bread crumbs), including: bass, bluefish, calamari, clams, cod, crabmeat, flounder, haddock, halibut, lobster, monkfish, oysters, perch, salmon, sardines, scallops, scrod, shrimp, smelt, sole, sturgeon, swordfish, trout, tuna

DAIRY AND NON-MEAT ALTERNATIVES:
Regular or low-fat varieties of: eggs, egg substitutes, cheese (all varieties except low-fat ricotta), cream cheese, cottage cheese* milk, cream, or half-and-half (up to 2oz daily in one cup of coffee or tea or in cooking; not nondairy creamers), sour cream, tofu (soybean curd) vegetarian meat alternatives that contain 4 grams of carbohydrate or less per average serving

VEGETABLES:
fresh, stir-fried, sautéed (no breading), steamed, or boiled non-starchy vegetables alfalfa sprouts, bamboo shoots, brussels spouts, celery, green beans, kohlrabi, okra, peppers (green or red*), snap beans, tomatoes (raw, about 1/4 per meal), arugula, bean spouts, cabbage, cucumbers, greens (all), lettuce, onions (as seasoning only), radishes, sorrel (sour grass), asparagus, broccoli*, cauliflower, endive, kale, mushrooms, parsley, scallions, spinach, wax beans

OILS, FATS, AND DRESSINGS:
butter or margarine, regular mayonnaise: oils: all varieties salad dressings: all regular and low-fat varieties where sugar is not among first four ingredients.

EXTRAS:
capers (for garnish only), garlic, horseradish, ketchup 1-2 tablespoons only), mustard, onion (fresh or powdered for cooking only), seeds (poppy or sesame, for cooking only), wine* (dry varieties, for cooking only) dill pickles, herbs, juice (citrus, small amounts for cooking only), mayonnaise (regular only), olives (green or black, no pimientos), pepper or salt, spices, vinegar (white, all other varieties*)

BEVERAGES:
carbonated water, club soda (non flavored)*, coffee, seltzer (non flavored) tea

*if your particularly sensitive to carbs, you may find that these foods can cause rebound cravings or educed weight loss. If so, or you have concern, eliminate them or save for reward meals.

CAD/CALP CHEAT SHEET

1. EAT TWO MEALS OR TWO MEALS AND A SNACK COMPRISED OF THE LISTED FOODS.
2. EAT 12-16 OUNCES OF PROTEIN A DAY; MOSTLY RED MEAT, DARK MEAT POULTRY, AND FISH.
3. EXCEPT FOR THE AMOUNTS LISTED, ITEMS ARE LIMITED TO 3 GRAMS OF CARBOHYDRATE/ITEM AND A TOTAL OF 6 GRAMS/MEAL FOR CONDIMENTS/OTHER ITEMS.
4. A SNACK IS ONE-HALF THE SIZE OF A MEAL. ALWAYS CARRY AN ALLOWED SNACK SUCH AS BEEF JERKY WITH YOU WHEN OUT.
3. DO NOT EAT ANY FOOD DURING YOUR NON-CARBOHYDRATE MEALS WITH MORE THAN 3 GRAMS OF CARBOHYDRATE PER SERVING.
5. HAVE ONE BALANCED REWARD MEAL W/SALAD EATING WHATEVER YOU WANT, HOWEVER MUCH YOU WANT. EAT NO LONGER THAN 60 CONTINUOUS MINUTES. DO NOT LET MORE THAN 20 MINUTES LAPSE BETWEEN FOODS TAKEN WITHIN THE 60 MINUTE REWARD MEAL.
6. CALP GUIDE IS TO HAVE A BALANCED REWARD MEAL COMPRISED OF 1/3 PROTEIN, 1/3 VEGETABLES AND 1/3 CARBOHYDRATES (INCLUDING DESSERT AND ALCOHOL)
7. EXCEPT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, HAVE REWARD MEAL FOR THE SAME MEAL EACH DAY.
8. OTHER THAN DIET SOFT DRINKS, SUGAR SUBSTITUTES AND SUGAR-FREE GELATIN; DO NOT USE DIET OR LOW FAT PRODUCTS WITHOUT CHECKING CARBOHYDRATES.
9. LIMIT DIET SOFT DRINKS TO 2 AND ADDITIONAL SUGAR SUBSTITUTES TO 2 PER DAY. AVOID MSG.
10. DRINK 8-10 12 OUNCE GLASSES OF WATER A DAY.
11. USE UP TO 2 OUNCES MILK, HEAVY LIGHT OR COFFEE CREAM IN YOUR COFFEE ONCE A DAY AND DRINK IT WITHIN 15 MINUTES, OTHERWISE HAVE IT BLACK. DO NOT USE NON-DAIRY POWDER.
12. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY. FOOD ALLERGIES/SENSITIVITIES CAN ALSO CAUSE CRAVINGS, GAS, BLOATED/UPSET STOMACHES, AND HEADACHES. IF ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS RESULT FROM THE REWARD MEAL, INVESTIGATE/FIND THE CULPRIT FOOD AND MINIMIZE/AVOID IT IN YOUR DIET.
13. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY II. SOME CARBOHYDRATE ADDICTS CAN REACT TO THESE FOODS WITH INCREASED APPETITE/CRAVINGS ALSO—ARTIFICIAL SUGARS, SUGAR ALCOHOLS, DIET SODAS, CAFFEINE, COTTAGE CHEESE, YOGURT, BROCCOLI, RED PEPPER AND OTHER HIGHER CARB VEGGIES. IF ANY OF THESE AFFECT YOU, ONLY HAVE THEM WITH YOUR REWARD MEAL.

PROTEIN (4-6 oz. Cooked, 6-8 oz. Raw/meal)
Any tofu, meat, game, poultry, containing 3 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving.
Any fish or shellfish without added fillers or sugars. Do not eat imitation lobster, crab or fish.
Any cheese containing 3 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving.
Eggs or egg substitutes containing 3 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving.
Watch out for prepared egg, meat or fish salads, they often put breadcrumbs in them to extend them.


FATS, OILS AND DRESSINGS
Heavy cream, sour cream, cream cheese, fats, oils or dressings containing 3 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving.

VEGETABLES (2 cups raw or 1 cup cooked or mixture/meal; do not count lettuces)
Alfalfa sprouts
Artichoke Hearts
Arugula
Asparagus
Bamboo shoots
Beans (green or wax)
Bean Sprouts
Cabbage, all kinds
Capers
Cauliflower
Celery
Chicory
Collard Greens
Cucumbers
Dill Pickles
Eggplant
Endive
Fennel
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce, all kinds
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Okra
Onions (2 tbsp)
Parsley
Peppers
Pimientos
Radishes
Sauerkraut
Scallions
Sorrel
Spinach
Squash (summer only)
Swiss Chard
Tomatoes (raw, ¼ only)
Turnip Greens
Watercress
Zucchini

CONDIMENTS/OTHER

All herbs
Bouillon
Consommé
Catsup (2 tbsp)
Garlic

Garlic/onion powder
Horseradish
Hot sauce
Lime/lemon juice (2 tbsp)

Mustard
Olives
Pepper
Pork Rinds
Salt

Soy flour
Soy sauce
Tofu flour
Whey Protein
Vinegar
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The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet: Gimmick, Fad, or Metabolic Adjuster?

How the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet was discovered, formed, refined, studied, and demonstrated to work with those who are Insulin Resistant


Many of us are overweight and are looking for ways to improve our health and lose weight. We have dieted in the past, only to find it a struggle the entire time: hungry, cranky, elated with the weight loss but eventually giving up only to gain all the weight back and usually even more than when we started. For some of us it has been a life long cycle of exactly this. Diet, become miserable, give up, end up worse off then having not even dieted at all.

It was due to their own similar weight loss struggles that eventually led Dr. Rachael Heller and Dr. Richard Heller to further their research. They wanted to find out how the weight Rachael lost that she accidentally stumbled upon worked. They later went on to study and refine that way of eating for consistent results with others who have similar metabolisms.

Dr. Rachael Heller had been overweight her entire life. She discovered one day when she had to fast for an X-ray that she lost 2 pounds, even though she ended up eating a rather large dinner that night. She was surprised by that and decided to continue eating the same way for the next week to see what happened. She basically fasted all day, then ate what she wanted during dinner. She realized she felt fine all day with limited hunger, good energy levels, and could still eat the foods she really liked for dinner and not suffer for it like she had following traditional low fat and low calorie diets. She continued this way of eating and ultimately lost 150 pounds!

Her husband had also struggled with his weight over the years and started keeping track of foods that seemed to satisfy him and others that seemed to trigger hunger. When they finally met later in life they decided to research their combined experiences to see how and why they had finally been able to find a way of eating that did everything we all dream about when dieting: satisfies hunger, gives you energy, allows you to still eat and lose weight, allows you to eat everyday regular comfort foods and still lose weight, is simple (no weighing, no counting calories, etc).

They went on to study why eating, and especially eating certain foods seemed to trigger more hunger and weight gain in certain people. The main culprit is how the body reacts to the hormone insulin. They found that with people who were Insulin Resistant (IR), they seemed to be hungry all the time, and all had especially strong reactions to carb rich foods. Hence dubbing this way of eating The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet. They studied certain common symptoms found in people with insulin resistance and came up with a test that reader’s of their books can take to see if they have it without having to take blood tests with their doctor.

They used already known research and knowledge about insulin resistance and metabolic factors and studied how eating certain ways seemed to limit the release of insulin and this is the key to their diet. It was found that it is not necessary to fast all day like Rachael had done. You also do not have to cut out carbohydrates altogether either. You could eat foods that did not stimulate large amounts of insulin release and still lose weight. Not having large amounts of insulin floating around the blood stream has other added benefits besides weight loss: less hunger, less cravings, less drowsiness.

These are the keys to the success of this diet. You feel good. You have energy. You are not mindlessly hungry and craving certain foods and constantly wanting to eat. You can still eat wholesome foods, and once a day you can have an actual real meal for dinner (or your favorite time of day to consume carbohydrate rich foods) complete with any of your favorite foods and still lose weight. You don’t have to count calories, count fat grams, weigh things, buy special diet food or products, etc. It is an actual way of eating that is simple, easy to follow, healthy, nutritious, satisfying, and most of all actually works for up to 80% of people who have Carbohydrate Addiction. It is an actual way of life.

80% success you ask? Yes. They studied 1000 people and followed them for 2 years and found they had an 80% success rate. They fine tuned the diet and continued to study it more over the years and have found over time things that seemed to contribute to failure in certain people and have gone on to publish more books and diets specific to this. Some people eat too much during their Reward Meal time- hence the CALP book’s recommendations of an actual spelled out balanced meal: Start with a 2 Cup salad, look at your dinner plate and divide it into thirds: 1/3 protein, 1/3 more of vegetables, and 1/3 of a carb of your choice. They also found in certain people MSG, sugar free products, and caffeine can be triggers to release insulin. Watch for these symptoms of cravings, increased hunger, weight gain or stalled loss to be your guide that something you ingested during the low carb meals or snack is the culprit. Some people snack throughout the day, others do not mind to the one hour limit when eating. These are things that contribute to additional insulin in the blood stream. More insulin equals more hunger and weight gain.

A similar diet was set up and studied in Israel and was found to have similar results to the Heller’s Carbohydrate Addict’s diet. You can read more details about that study here:

Saving Carbs for Dinnertime Might Help Control Weight
Saving Carbs for Dinnertime Might Help Control Weight - healthfinder.gov

The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet (CAD), and the Carbohydrate Addict’s Life Span Program (CALP) work differently than other low carb diets. You only have to follow a few simple guidelines. You do not have to keep track of carbohydrate intake for the most part. There is no induction phase, nor do you go into ketosis. On those types of diets you are given a daily allotment of carbs you can ingest. You get to choose when you want to eat them. You can eat all sorts of low carb products, and you can graze and eat all day as long as you stay within your carb allotments.

The CAD/CALP diets differ in that the food you eat, how frequently you eat, and the length of time you eat has everything to do with the Insulin Resistant metabolism. The more carbohydrate rich the foods, as well as the frequency in which one eats causes more release of insulin. In those with IR, you want to use your metabolism to your benefit. You want to manipulate it to suit you. Hence, you eat as low carb as possible, and no more than 2-3 times a day for these low carb meals. You can still eat plenty of vegetables during the low carb meals for the added nutrients of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It has been found that you can still eat carb-rich foods in a balanced amount with the rest of a meal one time a day and still lose weight. However, you need to eat within an hour.

There are several reasons, the main being how your body releases insulin. Any time you eat, your body releases insulin in different phases. At the start of eating your body will begin to release insulin based of off previous meal intake. If previous meals were low carb, then it will release less insulin since it was primed to do so. The next phase is off of currently ingested food. If you are eating longer than an hour your body will continue to release more insulin into the blood stream. Limiting your carb-rich meal to one hour will not only cut back on the amount of food you might eat, but also uses these insulin mechanisms to your benefit.

With other low carb diets, you may be consuming less carbs in total over the day, but still having insulin in the blood stream far more regularly than if you limited meals to a total of 3-4 times a day and ideally spaced 3-6 hours apart. Not to mention with other low carb diets you can actually eat quite a lot of carbs at meals and still be considered “low carb.” Think of the CAD/CALP way of eating as “extreme low-carb” all day and then “regular carb” at your carb rich meal.

This may be why depending on a particular person’s metabolism one way of eating may work and another may not. One should find a way of eating that can be a lifestyle and not a short term solution. If you find that your particular way of eating is not satisfying, that you are always hungry, and that you think you have avoid certain foods or food groups in order to lose weight and that is not something you can conceive of doing the rest of your life, then you may want to consider trying CAD/CALP yourself to see if it works for your particular metabolism.

The diet in a nutshell with meal planning examples:

A low carb breakfast such as eggs and bacon, an omelet with spinach and cheese, cream cheese and lunch meat lettuce wraps.

For lunch, a large salad with your favorite salad dressing (should be 2gm of carbs per serving or less), and your choice of diced chicken, a hamburger pattie, deli meats, etc.

For an optional snack if needed: pepperoni and cheese sticks, a cabbage roll, a boiled egg, etc.

For dinner: Start with a large salad. Divide your plate into thirds and have 1/3 protein of your choice, 1/3 of another vegetable of your choice, and 1/3 of a carb of your choice (alcoholic beverage, fruit, rice, beans, ice cream, cake, bread, etc). You do not have to weigh or count calories. Just eyeball it and keep to the thirds balance. If you want seconds go back for a second serving of each in the same 1/3 portions and not for just more carbs to keep it all balanced. Consume it all within an hour. The original CAD diet was more vague about keeping the meal balanced and a lot of people interpreted that diet as a one hour carb binge. However some people can still eat a lot more carbs during this meal and lose weight. If you are not losing weight you may want to follow the balanced plan as outlined in the CALP book for better results.

You may also drink water and unsweetened coffee or tea as often as you wish. If you want cream in your coffee, you can do so once a day and should drink it within 15 minutes. Do not drink sugar free sodas or diet drinks outside of your carb meal. Even sugar free sweeteners have been found to cause the body to release insulin.

Read the books for the exact details of their diet plans and for more information on the list of acceptable foods such as proteins, vegetables, and condiments that have been studied and considered acceptable during the low carb meals for the best success.

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Hi, there!

It's been a long while, and I hope everyone is having a wonderful winter. I thought I would update on the new thread.

I have been maintaining my weight since July of 2016. I originally started CAD in 2013 and started maintaining in 2014. I maintained for 9 months until I became pregnant, then had my son in May 2015, and then worked slowly on losing until I met my goal again this past July.

Maintenance has been wonderful! In fact, I settled around 5 lbs. below my original goal of 110 to 105. I am very short, so this has happened to be a good range for me to maintain.

I haven't been posting much, even though I've been thinking about this board and all of my friends. I haven't been posting because I haven't been following CAD! I still think that it is a fantastic tool to lose weight and maintain, but I've found that plain old tracking and logging calories has been the overall winner in my quest to maintain my weight.

With that said, I still believe that CAD is the reason that I was able to lose weight in the first place. It gave me the tools (and more importantly, the mindset) that I needed in order to lose weight and keep it off. It taught me that I didn't need to treat myself at every single meal. It taught me that if I take seconds, I should go for the healthy veggies as well as the carby goodies. It taught me that eating fewer times a day is much better for me than 3 meals or 6 small meals, and I used it to go from eating 3-4 times a day to 2 times a day. It taught me that I don't need breakfast. Actually, breakfast is likely to keep me hungry all day, whereas waiting until lunch is key to having a great day.

If there is anything I've learned on this journey, it's that flexibility is key. If something isn't working for whatever reason, then I work around it! I try something new. However, I always keep the base of logging and tracking to know what I'm eating. I bought a Fitbit Charge HR to help me with the last 10 pounds, and I would never go without it now. I went from barely making 3-5,000 steps a day to an average of 10-12,000 steps a day. Although I don't fully trust the calories burned, it gives me a good estimate, and I haven't gained from eating back exercise calories that the Fitbit shows that I've burned. In my case, small adjustments lead to big changes and better sustainability. Month by month, I learned what I could do without (dessert at every meal, two kinds of carbs at every meal--now I generally stick to one, either bread or rice/pasta) and what I couldn't do without (a sweet treat every day, preferably chocolate). I learned that I eat really quickly, so that I can think I'm still hungry even when I've eaten enough. I learned to combat this by adding volume to my meals. I eat soup before dinner, add 100 calories of popcorn, maybe some frozen grapes, etc. The time it takes to eat these volume-heavy foods allows my satiety signals time to fire, and this keeps me from overeating.

Overall, I have maintained beyond my wildest dreams. Part of me didn't believe I could get back to 110 after having my son, but I am sitting at 105, more active than ever, and loving being able to run after my son all day. I've included a few picture updates with this post, including one of the munchkin. I hope you all are doing well! I'm not sure whether I still fit in here or not, but I would love to at least continue keeping up with all of your journeys!
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Thanks Kat for taking the time to start the 2017 thread, glad your doing so well and learning to change things up with your WOE

Nice pictures also, great looking family
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That's awesome kat......what an inspiration! My old dieting tricks don't seem to be working for me anymore. I'm going to give CAAD a try. I bought the book a long time ago and did try it, but got sidetracked. I'm hoping to stick with it this time to see how it works for me.
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Yesterday....
B-eggs
L-sausage (2) Hot Italian
D-pizza (3) pieces

I'm not going to weigh myself for a while, maybe start weighing on Saturdays. Hope everyone is doing good on CAD
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Hi all......very excited about doing CAD, I really hope this will be my plan for all of 2017.
I don't get much exercise in the winter but found a couple of Leslie Sansone Workouts at Sam's Club.
I'll probably start on those on Monday morning. I always love a new workout, just hope I can stick with it!

Yesterday's meals:
B-tuna w/Mayo & dill relish
L-ribeye steak cooked in a little Kerrygold butter
D-enchilada casserole
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Morning CAD people.....so I decided to weigh in today and I'm up some pounds from the holidays. I really wish I would have stuck to plan more during them

I'm just going to move on with CAD in 2017

Yesterday:
B-Cheeseburger Casserole
L-2 hot Italian sausages & Diet root beer
RM-Broccoli soup, turkey sandwich w/Mayo, mustard, avocado, tomato, cheese & some kettle chips
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:45 PM   #10
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Hi everyone......having a football party today and just enjoying and having fun. It's a little harder on the weekends. Did good yesterday with plan, today I'm a little outside of the one hour and eating a little of everything

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Hi anyone else doing CAD?
Started one of my new workouts yesterday and really liked it. I think I'll start out doing 3 days a week. M-W-F stick to that for a while and build up to 5 days.

Yesterday was a good day, I won't post my meals anymore because I think I'm talking to myself lol
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Hi, Cali girl! Keep posting your meals. It is very encouraging to know what others are doing on the this WOE. I like the Leslie Samsome workouts - very effective.

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I am still doing a modified version of CAD? Anyone else out there?
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I am still doing a modified version of CAD? Anyone else out there?
I'm still here, what is your modified version?

I quit my morning 2 cups of coffee yesterday and I've had the worst headache yesterday and it's continuing today. I took aspirin yesterday but they didn't work. I was so tired last night I fell asleep at 8:30.

Today's RM: broccoli soup, cheeseburger w/ Avocado, tomato & mayo and maybe a extra patty if still hungry
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My modified version of CAD is that for my low carb meals, I keep individual foods low, but the total carbs per meal is more than 5 grams of carbs. For example, this morning I had coffee, scrambled egg with cheese, a high-fiber, low-carb tortilla wrap (6 grams of carbs), and two ounces of baby carrots (4 grams of carbs). I am also trying to keep my fiber intake around 30 grams of fiber per day.

I have one Reward Meal per day.

In addition to needing to lose weight, my goal is to get my blood sugar and hunger under control.

Cali, you mentioned that you are exercising to Leslie Samsome Walk Away the Pounds. I like her Walk Strong DVD - 33 minutes with walking and weights. It is actually fun to do!
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Oh that's sounds very healthy for breakfast, yes the low carb tortillas will certainly help with getting the 30 grams of fiber. What do your RM's look like?

I'm going to try to go back to 18/6 style of eating, that's why I am giving up my coffee. I really can only drink coffee in the morning or it disturbs my sleep.

I love Leslie Sansone DVD's also, I didn't realize she did WT DVD's until I picked up one that has 2 workouts on it at Sam's Club. It's burn 30 and firm 30. You alternate 30 minutes of cardio & 30 minutes of strength training every other day 6 days a week. I also got another one called walk to the hits, it's good but a lot longer
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Oh I also picked up a pink grapefruit to have with my RM tonight, I can't wait to enjoy it I haven't had one in awhile. I might just have 1/2 and save the other 1/2 for tomorrow, I think it should keep if I wrap it and put it in the refrigerator.
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Glad to find others on Cad/Calp. Giving it a go! I tried just before the holidays, and then the holidays happened, so renewing my motivation thanks to a lot of you! I remember the first three days are HARD, and then suddenly very easy to make it between meals!
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I decided to give Weight Watchers a try, but no real success. So I am re-committing to this CAD Plan. Day One of my restart. I must lose weight!

Glad to have you, Imq! How is it going?

I hope that you are continuing to do well, Cali girl!
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Hi everyone.....I have to lose weight faster than I was losing on CAD, so I'm really cutting out the carbs. I have a doctors appointment in march and I want to be closer to the numbers I was last time I was there.

I love CAD and will be back as I get closer to my goal. I think it will be perfect for maintenance. I do believe in the thought of eating carbs once a day and not all day long.

I will still do CAD on Saturdays and maybe add in more days in as I lose. I mean if you think about it you don't have to CAD every day
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I had a delicious lo-carb breakfast of scrambled egg, ham and cheese with a small salad and coffee. I plan on having Cheeseburger Macaroni, little tomatoes, and a small dessert for my Reward Meal.

What are you all eating on the CAD Plan?
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I'm checking in as well. I've modified Cad to suit me and it's working. I fast 24 hrs and then have a 1 hour window to eat a RM of my choice. Sometimes it's a keto meal and sometimes it's not LC at all. But I'm getting smaller so I'm satisfied. Hope everyone has successful days ahead.
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I'm just checking in too! I'm glad you are still hanging in Piano --your meals sound great! And Deb, it's wonderful that you have found what works for you! I've been super busy with work and my large family so I've not been keeping up with this thread.

I'm still doing CAD though, and still maintaining my weight loss. I've modified it to suit me, as well. For breakfast, I eat half plate protein/fat, half plate low carb vegetables. I drink coffee (usually black but sometimes with cream if I'm hungry), tea and lots of water during the day. And for dinner I pretty much eat what I want, keeping in mnd that I always feel better when I eat clean and whole. I keep to the hour time limit most of the time and I do try to balance my portions though I don't really do the thirds like I used to. (1/3 protein, 1/3 of veg, 1/3 carb)

I'm so very grateful for this plan and seriously can't imagine life without it!! I love being free of those aweful cravings! This takes effort and planning but it is so worth it, I think! Well, keep up the good work ❤️
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Hi people...I'm down about 3 pounds so pretty slow going still

I eat CAD on the weekend either Saturday or Sunday and stick to the one hour, I eat whatever I want but get in my protein. I don't eat healthy I just allow myself to eat anything, usually it involves a nice dessert and gives me something to look forward to. Also easy to eat out at restaurants.

Glad to see everyone making CAD there own

Wednesday I was so stressed out because I had to get a mammogram and had not had one in 3 years! I was so tempted to go off plan but DH brought home some delicious Buffalo hot wings, one of my favorite meals everything was ok so I'm glad that's over for a while
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Hi everyone....I had my CAD meal on Saturday this week and Sunday I was up a pound.
Today I'm back down to where I was. Looking forward to seeing how much I lose this week.
Hoping for 2 pounds, will see
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Hi all!
Cali girl, I love that you are keeping with it! That is what is working for me -- I just never never ever give up! I'm doing well this week and trying to focus on eating lots of different veggies. I think the extra fiber fills me up and keeps my digestive system working well! My weight fluctuates within 3 lbs and I have been maintaining that for over half a year.
Hoping you get your weight loss, Cali -- but I'm glad you are still here keep up the great work!!
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Hi all.....everything is going good, Looking forward to my CAD meal this weekend

Hi Janie, thanks for the encouragement...means a lot. Congrats on maintaining for half a year, that's impressive! I wish I liked veggies but even as a kid I've had no love for them. I don't have them in my plan unless in a salad, hate them cooked.

I've been mall walking for 40 minutes a day and 2 days a week I lift weights. If I can't get out I put in my Leslie Sansone DVD and get to it. I'm hoping it becomes a habit for me because I really believe in it.

Hope everyone on CAD is doing good and finds some time to post, I love reading how others make CAD work for them
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Morning CAD people......well this week only lost .6 of a pound. Was hoping for 2 pounds so a little disappointed. Maybe next week I'll lose more but I'm not giving up. If 1/2 a pound a week is what it is than so be it. It's still better than gaining.

Was just thinking though it's about the same loss as when I was doing CAD everyday
I'm going to try to stay with this plan till the end of this month, then evaluate and decide if I'll switch things up.

Hope everyone is still on plan, have a great weekend
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Back again. this is only eating style that fits my life, and lets me lose weight. will catch up reading later.
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