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8/15/20 4:16 P

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Welcome! I'm originally from NW Indiana not far from the Michigan border. I'm here in hot hot hot Phoenix now. What a switch. No rain. I never thought I'd miss the rain!

We aren't too active here again yet. I'm hoping we get more to rejoin us.

I gained this past week and decided to start my FMD the beginning of September. Not going out and about is really hindering my efforts.

Please keep in touch! Let me know how I can help!!!

Sheri

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Hi, Iím Jonnie. I live in SW Michigan where the summers are fairly short and the winters are long, sooo... since Iíve retired, and prefer the warmth, Iíve been spending a few winter months in Mexico. Up until this year, I also did a lot of traveling. Who knows when Iíll be able to resume those activities, but all that was said to explain how I gained back the weight I had lost ...plus a few pounds.

Iíve used the 5% Challenges to stay actively exercising, but the weight has been so slow budging, I asked for a thyroid test. Nopeó itís normal... so what now? I KNOW itís sluggish, but I am 74 years old, so whoís surprised! Still, Iím trying EVERYTHING healthful to wake up my metabolism and lose this weight in a sustainable way. Hence my excitement that this team will enhance my effort.

Now, may I ask, just how are you going to do that?

Jonnie

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emoticon I am starting August 10, 2020 ... My first try on this diet plan. emoticon

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I am to going to start tomorrow. It will not be prefect. I doubt if I can get in 12 glasses of water while working 12 hour shifts, let alone bathroom breaks.Finding time to eat at work will be an issue. I know they don't like fruit juice but I found some small can 100% juice. It will be easier to sneak in a drink than to eat an apple. As for coffee I will start weaning myself off.

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emoticon emoticon to the Team Sharon...

Bobbie ~ from Bonham, TX
There is NO Finish Line in NO MORE SUGAR and a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

I'm a Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survivor of 28 years.
I'm Type-2 Diabetic, Medication Free 5/27/20 ~ A1C was down to 5.0 from 8.5. Thanks to Keto/IF.
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Hello - I have been on SP since 2008. I initially lost about 30 pounds and, thankfully, have kept 20 of that off. I have played around with 10 up and 10 down now for several years. I made it down to the 150's last year due to stressful caregiving for my mom...she passed away at age 91 in 2015 and I gained back 20 pounds within 3 months and cannot get it off. I just turned 70 and really want to get to a healthy BMI to avoid mobility issues and other health problems. My DH is significantly overweight and while he doesn't want to hear the word "diet" I know he would lose if I do....

I have the FMD book and even splurged and bought the protein powders - I tried to start this week but lasted about 6 hours (!) The protein powder is something you just have to drink quickly, but I will make it work.

I realized I need a lot more planning to be able to do this. I plan to start January 2 and in the meantime will do more research. I tend to eat sporadically as we are retired...I need to have simple individual foods to eat - I am not a big fan of cooking or putting a lot of foods together in salads or soups - plus, I have limited freezer space.

I will prowl around this team and see how others have handled this...I presume many of us will be starting over in 2017!

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
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Hi! I'm Cathy from Maryland. I'm a preschool teacher and mom of six kids ages 10-20. I am almost to the end of week three of the diet. I lost 8 lbs in the first two weeks but have lost nothing in week three, so any advice would be appreciated. I find all the planning and prep work on the diet challenging, but I am happy to be full and craving free except for phase 2.

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Thank you :)

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9/4/16 8:37 A

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Hi all! I have been on Spark since March and just started FMD 17 days ago. There was a slow start to my weight loss because my metabolism was just so stalled and I think I was insulin resistant. However, 17 days in I am close to 10lbs down, I'm back in Onederland (!), and I'm starting to see (and feel!) huge changes in my body. The best part: I feel like a million bucks! No brain fog. Very few sugar cravings. And a body that is happy to be alive & kicking. :)

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8/23/16 3:28 P

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Wishing you every success with FMD. It's clear you have the right attitude for the journey.
You can do it!

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8/22/16 11:12 A

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I have been dieting, restricting calories or fat or carbs for the last 16 years of my life. I have logged on Sparkpeople for 8 years.

I have tried every commercial method of weight loss you can imagine- Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, Seattle Sutton, Adkins, hCG, (I could go on and on).

I've met with nutritionists, MDs, acupuncturists.

I have only been skinny twice in my life- both times essentially starving myself and compulsively exercising.

I've ran half marathons. I was a boxer. I've been physically fit. (After having my second baby, I'm back into the saddle of fitness- cardio, strength training, and walking most days of the week).

On paper, I'm the picture of perfect health. I have low blood pressure, great heart health, my thyroid is in check with medication (hypothyroid). There's just one issue- I'm obese. As in, 60 pounds overweight on my 5'3 frame.

I don't normally drink caffeine, I rarely drink alcohol, I eat wholesome, organic foods, and I rarely eat anything from a box. I don't think the plan will be difficult for me.

I picked up the book from the library yesterday and I FINALLY have hope. It takes me MONTHS to lose just a couple of pounds, which is easily gained back from virtually no hiccups in my diet or exercise. I'm really praying this is my answer.

I want my children to see that living a healthy life, eating healthful foods, exercising, makes for a healthy person.

Please pray that this is my answer. Please let this finally fix the problem I've had my whole life. Please let this program be my answer to my giant question mark.


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I'm hoping for some really good results from FMD!! Planning a tropical family vacation in about 6 weeks and need/would like to lose about 20 pounds before going. Not only do I want to look better but more so, I what to feel better! I've been on the search for a diet plan that looks easy enough to follow to make into a lifestyle change and this one looks like the best one. I can do this one!
How much weight has everyone lost since starting FMD?
I can't give up the caffeine! I love my morning coffee! Do you think this will make a huge impact on if I lose weight or not?

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Hi all! Just finished my 28 days and down 10 pounds.

The journey to weight loss is measured in baby steps. Lorie


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Hi - new to this team, but not to Spark People. I took on the FMD along with a friend. I am one who needs a challenge or something to help push me - I have always been an athlete, so it must stem from being coached or needing that coach to say - "this is what we are doing now, no excuses!" I am enjoying the process and it is working!

I am a soon to turn 55 year old mother of 4. All are out of the house in college (3) and Med School. I remain active and serve as a VP of a large private club. While it is a voluntary position, I enjoy it and find it challenging.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year!

Remember: Whenever you point a finger, there are 3 more pointing back at yourself. Take responsibility and lead by example.


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I'm new here and started Hayley's FMD two days ago. The plan is to restart my metabolism as I've not been able to lose much weight. I was excited about starting and will be delighted to see the end results. I have been very low carbing for a few years, need to get off dairy and animal fats. I'm also trying to get off coffee without too much problem.
Looking forward to chatting here with you all.
Cheers,
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7/28/15 6:15 P

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Go on the chit chat page. Several want to do Haley's 28 day on FB starting Aug 3.


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Hi! I'm new to this diet, and team! I started on Monday, 7/27. Looking forward to losing weight. I have a lot of weight to lose.......at least 50 pounds, and then I could lose another 30 pounds, but I am focusing on the 50 pound number first. It looks like there are a few of us just getting started. I'm looking forward to encouraging each other!

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I also do the phase 1 on Monday, tuesday.
I am in! anyone else?
I just double checked. It is Aug 3-30. here is facebook page
http://hayliepomroy.com/28-day-fmd-chall
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campaign=f903fd060c-7.27.15_Product+Em
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Hi Judee! Congrats on losing the 30 pounds and don't fret over gaining 3 during your vacation. That's not bad at all! I'm sure you will drop those 3 in a heartbeat. Would love to join you on FB during the free weight loss program, but mine is free anyway! I don't pay. I follow the plan on my own. But I will be most pleased to do it with you. So it starts August 1? Hmmm, that's a Saturday, right? That would mean Phase 1 and it would throw me off. I normally start Phase 1 on a Monday so that Phase 3 will fall on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, when the hubby and I are apt to go out to eat. So I will start on Monday instead of Saturday.

LET'S DO IT!

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Attained the 30# loss then went on a vacation for 5 days!!
Well gained 3 pounds--not bad so must,, I say must get back on schedule.
Just received email from Hayley Pomeroy(sp?), she is having a free 28 day diet program on her facebook page. I signed up for that. It is Aug 1-28. Join ME?

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Hi CrabbyLion. Tomorrow is my weigh-in day. I probably didn't do that well, since I got into some cookies and, GOD FORBID! ... popcorn at the movies. (Both popcorn and movie were good.) I am so mad at myself that I am determined that the upcoming 4 weeks will be better than the first 4 weeks. Next week my new stationary bike finally arrives and I am so looking forward to riding. I am sure between that, my weight lifting and swimming, that I will ramp up the exercise part and loose more weight.

Keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Don't let that "30 lb. goal" intimidate you. YOU CAN DO IT!

LD

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CL, if you are looking for some on program desserts, google Haley Pomroy Desserts or go to Pinterest. I have several but need to purchase some ingredients before I can make them.

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So glad to hear you are doing well, Debbie.
I love FMD also. I am rather stuck on loss of 29 pounds. I think it is in my head. Taking to many extras. Had cookies and bread Friday. I have something about losing the 30 pounds-I get there and am bad-or have food I shouldn't at this point.
I do get back on track but boy is it hard. I really like the plan but I also like the processed foods.
I am now talking myself into looking at recipes for some desserts I can have without the guilt.
Takes me awhile but I am getting there.
Keep up the good work and I will too.
Have a great week!

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Hi Crabbylion! I'm still hanging around, waiting for some feedback from others, like you. I am still following the plan and am going into week 4. I am getting used to a new way of eating. I am the hungriest during Phase I, but I have learned to love eating fruit again and vary my selections so I don't get bored. Phase II is the worst for me. Protein and vegetables, vegetables and protein, then more protein with more vegetables. It's to the point where I can't stand protein anymore! I hate the snacks ... protein! LOL! I try to vary it up between beef, chicken, pork and fish, but man, just how much of that can you eat? Thank goodness it only lasts for 2 days. One good thing is that I have learned to love vegetables again and now I even crave them! Phase III is the best because I get to eat nuts, hummus, sausage and other goodies.

Sunday has become our grilling day to prepare me for upcoming week. For instance, today we are grilling a huge bowl of veggies; squash, zucchini, sweet peppers, onions. We are also grilling pork chops, strip steak and a small ham steak for the hubby. I would add some chicken but I have plans for using that in a crock pot recipe on Monday.

Yesterday we went to a farm stand near our home for some fresh fruit and veggies. I found, much to my great delight and surprise, that they have frozen meat, chicken, pork and sausage made locally without any preservatives or additives. All natural. I purchased some chicken patties, strip steaks, pork chops and hamburger patties, all natural, no nitrates. I was beyond thrilled ... especially when I checked out! My stash of protein, veggies and fruit cost me just $90. If I purchased the same items at our local grocery store, my bill would have been well over $120!

This program has taught me a whole new way of "food thinking" and I now read labels very carefully to ensure I am purchasing the right items. I will say, though, that I am not fond of coconut oil. Blech! Just 1 tablespoon will overpower your meal with the flavor of coconut.

Please keep in touch, Crabbylion, and let us (me?) know how you are doing.

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How is everyone doing. Would love feedback somewhere regularly from FMD people.
Where does everyone interact?

Judee
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I just joined today. My name is Debbie and I am from South Florida. I am in my 60's and gave up hope of ever losing weight after I quit smoking. I actually gained 30 pounds from the stress of not smoking, being involved in a car accident (stupid kid texting smashed into me) and retiring from my job. Ugh! I found this program and decided it was exactly what I needed ... to boost my metabolism. I just started last week and lost 5.4 pounds. For me, it was a miracle! I am so pleased. I am now on week 2. It's going slow but I hope to see good results when I weight in on Monday.

I am happy to join this group and hope to find support as my journey continues.

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Thanks, CRABBYLION!
This helps a LOT. So far I have been pleased. I didn't get hungry at all on phase 2, and I was so excited to start phase 3. So happy to know what is going on in my body, and so far I have lost 4 pounds, but I was concerned about my trip and I didn't want to blow it. I am very happy to hear this advice from someone who has been there. I felt like this plan converted real well to real life, however, since my trip is so soon after starting, I wasn't quite sure of my options. Thanks for your help.

Good Luck, MARCQUEY! Glad to have someone along side since we are starting about the same time.

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Hi everyone. I am reading the audiobook, printed the pdf and purchased the cookbook. Will be planning my menus and buying/preparing food to start Monday. Happy to have found this team too.

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Hi,
I have been on FMD also since Feb and lost 25 # as of today!
I eat my snack half way between each meal. Usually 2 hours after breakfast. 2-3 hours after lunch. Nothing after dinner which is between 5 and 6pm.
Does that help. Get a little further and the hunger will lessen and disappear most days.
Restaurants aren't bad. Always oatmeal for breakfast. Egg white and spinach omlets on Wed and Thurs. Salads for lunch with meat. Ask for vinegar or lemon juice on Wed and Thurs.
It is an adjustment but after awhile it will not be a big deal to ask for what you want.
Restaurants are usually willing to accomodate your wish.

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I am just starting FMD, and I'm currently on day 3 of week 1, and I have a couple of questions. Did anyone else feel hungry between the 3 hours on phase 1? It was not all day, but I did notice that I got hungry after breakfast and one of the snacks. Also, can we eat sooner than the three hours? Finally, what do you do about travel. It seems that Phase three does lend itself to travel, but what are good restaurant options.

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Hi all , i just ordered the book, My cousin has been dong TFMD for a few months and has lost over 40 lbs.. so im looking forward to seeing what it can dfor me. I m 53 and it seems I just cannot lose any weight..





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Hi all , i just ordered the book, My cousin has been dong TFMD for a few months and has lost over 40 lbs.. so im looking forward to seeing what it can dfor me. I m 53 and it seems I just cannot lose any weight..





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Hi Beth! I am near your age and also have PCOS. I have lost 19+ pounds with this since February. Don't get too stressed about an unhealthy snacks - just move forward.

You can do it!

Rebecca

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"Perfectionism doesn't make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate." - Maria Shriver

"You know the saying winners never quit. It isn't true. Winners quit all the time. They just quit doing things that don't work and start doing things that do work." - Dave Ramsey


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Am back home and starting with FMD full force again tomorrow.


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Hi, I'm Beth, and I literally have been on a diet for 40 years! I recently was moved to end the yo-yo once and for all. I'm 49, have PCOS, and have been stuck in the same sized jeans for 3 years now. This diet makes a lot of sense, and even if I don't lose weight, at least I can be happy eating a lot of good food.

I live next door to a giant mango tree, and have always declined my neighbor's offer of mangoes. Not this year! I've been grain free and low carb for a while, and it feels SO GOOD to eat mangoes and significant quantities of fruit and grains on phase 1. My body says, "ahhhhhh".

This is day 2 of my second week. The first week went well until phase 3, and then life got in the way and I waited too long to eat and on one occasion had to eat unhealthy snacks. But I am determined to be better prepared this week.

I'm glad this board is here,

Beth

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I am glad to share anything which will be helpful to anyone trying to do this. I am still eating in the phases and still have 47 pounds or so to lose. Here are very quick tips and I'll write more as my time frees up.

1. Plan the FIRST week of food BEFORE starting just so you have the food on hand at home and ready. You don't want to be hungry and find out you don't have 5 ingredients you need.

2. Choose EASY meals the first week and then you will be more likely to get through the week.

3. Don't obsess about the scale! It will move if you stick with the plan! At least it has for me.

Have to run - will check in later.

Rebecca

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"Save your indignation for something that really matters!" - Me

"Perfectionism doesn't make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate." - Maria Shriver

"You know the saying winners never quit. It isn't true. Winners quit all the time. They just quit doing things that don't work and start doing things that do work." - Dave Ramsey


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Hi Gemini!
Make sure you read the whole book! It is excellent...lots of planning, prep and shopping! It is worth the commitment and chances are you'll see and feel results quickly.

Welcome to a new you!

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Welcome Rebecca! Wow! That is exciting! That's a lot of weight loss!
You should share your favorite things about FMD!!

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Oh, the soup is great with just beef. A sure thing. Exactly with the kale too....
Excersise is a little odd, I always hope I am doing the right thing on this diet, last year I did FMD and I was running. Too much. That was odd. This year, not running, so Monday's & or Tuesdays I walk to work (2.5 miles) Wednesday's & or Thursday's I do Jackie Warners video for toning....see, it is lifting and toning. So, eh, might not be the best? It is only 15 minutes and I have loved it for years...then on the weekends? Nothing! Walking is what usually happens...maybe I need to try the yoga. But today for example, I am walking to work but I am planning it so that I will be slow. I like detox baths! I might try that too.
It is hard not to be active here in the north when the days start warming up...so if I am to "cheat" on the FMD a it will be this, excersising More! (Well the coffee is a big cheat, but I swear it keeps me alive.)
Happy Sunday!

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Thank You for the Article...It Really helped to set my mind at ease !
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Do Enjoy Your Day !

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4/12/15 7:27 A

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Hi Patti,

Flying by before leaving for the morning. Here's a link with information about FMD and diabetes which might be helpful.

hayliepomroy.com/diabetes-and-the-fa
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Good Morning All...
I just joined your team yesterday after a neighbor told me of her and her husband being on this diet...
I bought the book from Amazon and will have it tomorrow...
From reading some of the posts on the team threads, my first step will be to read the book and get a plan set up, grocery shop and cook...
I will welcome any suggestions you may have for me...a First Timer !!!
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I signed up for her newsletter and when I got my first email to confirm my subscription, there was a link to a 28 page Community Cookbook....
Oh I do have a question (it probably will be answered in the book !) :}
I am a diabetic...Is this diet ok for me ? Low Carb !

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Just found this team! I have been doing the FMD for eight weeks and so far I have lost 16.4 pounds. It is doable and I am so far pleased with it. Looking forward to reading more here when it isn't nearly midnight!

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"Perfectionism doesn't make you feel perfect. It makes you feel inadequate." - Maria Shriver

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P.S....Blu....was going to ask you about exercise.
What do you do? Do you do anything for Phase 3? :)

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OMG Blu! You HAVE to try the soup! It is in the book as "Beef, Kale and Leek Soup". Using lamb is an option, I use half Lamb & half beef for stew. I also add a LOT of all different kinds of mushrooms, I change the recipe and usually add more of everything. Such a great way to eat kale too. It really does save me. So satisfying. And 2 Cups are a serving! Phase two is hard, that is the hardest for breakfast for me. I don't know how anyone could eat hard boiled egg whites. Uh uh.
Well, I am glad you stuck it out for no caffeine! Lucky you. I am sadly addicted.
OH! I LOVE the chili in Phase one too, I use buffalo! Isn't it satisfying to see the tower of Ziploc's in the freezer! Ha! SO much easier.

YES! Good luck to US! We can do anything, we have to keep telling ourselves this everyday we wake up.

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Welcome,
Your first priority is read the book and get started with your grocery list. You will love it! It took me a week to get acclimated to new way of eating but it's so worth it. The book is first and then I did my research using the internet, There are many sources of help via facebook Haylie Pomroy, fastmetabolismdiet.com, https://www.facebook.com/TheFastMetabolism
Diet?fref=ts, Facebook: It's Not Just A Phase! Fast Metabolism Diet Support Group, http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/cookbooks.a
sp?cookbook=781615, Many resources if you search. Pinterest: search for FMD and you will find invaluable resources for grocery lists, recipes, suggestions. Good luck!!

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Hi blu!

Well, yeah, mornings are pretty tough. I went back to coffee. I am at the end of my second week. I do not cook for afamily, just me and my love. He jokes that he is gaining weight with all the food I am making...but, yes, I do meal plan to some extent, mostly to make sure I have enough of what I need so I am not shopping all the time. But I guess I do it once, check to make sure, pencil out a rough meal plan, usually based on the week before and do it. I DO prep a lot though. I just made another batch of haylies lamb kale stew because I love it so much. (Most satisfying on phase 2, feels like I am cheating but I am not!) but you too are losing weight! We both have lost around 7 pounds? That is something...I think I am starting to get over a hump. But I don't have much to lose. It's mostly re-thinking, right blu? That's what you should work on with your mornings? Maybe if it so hard to eat...I dunno I kinda have a snack breakfast. Right now I have warm cherries i thawed, celery with a little almond butter and half a slice of Ezekiel bread with almond butter...yes, and then there is coffee. And water. Before I went back to coffee though I gave in for Harneys Vanilla Comro (?) tea (decaf black) and that was excellent as it felt like a coffee....also roasted dandelion root tea...but, I couldn't let go. I have no problems with coffee (I can hear haylie recite all the issues now) but here I am. Healthier. Stronger. Hope this helps? Let me know, you're not alone!

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