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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Belly Fat Cure: Day 1 Redux

This is really my first day sticking to the program. Jorge had a live coaching session Monday evening, but I wasnt able to attend. Then there was a little video trouble and so I couldnt really watch it and get the new materials (a big food list with Sugar/Carb Values) until last night. I thought I was doing really well on the program Monday and Tuesday, but sly Jorge threw us a few curve balls!

First curve ball: No Fruit on week one.
Second curve ball: Only Veggies allowed week one are green veggies
Third curve ball: No sodas. He wasnt 100% clear that this meant Diet Soda too, but Im pretty sure it did! Yikes!

So two days in and I was all screwed up! Plus he hadnt given us a complete food list yet, so I made a few items I *guessed* were low carb/sugar. Turns out you CANNOT on Sweet Potato Fries at all! And I have a serious Coke Zero habit. My husband challenged me to give it up with this diet, and I guess I will be. Wish me luck on that!


So Day One redux.


I went to the store and got lots of great things to have with low Sugar/Carb counts. Most of it I got a Trader Joes.  Here is what I got:
  • 100% Whey Protein makes delicious Shakes (Ill cover that in another blog) and has a S/C of 2/0. 
  • Wasa Crackers are a great bread replacement S/C of 0/1
  • Ragu Cheesy Pasta Sauce 1/4 Cup has an S/C of 0/0, thats right 0/0!
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes have an S/C of 0/1
  • Trader Joes Sprouted Bread has an S/C of 0/1 per slice
  • Unsweetened Almond Breeze Vanilla Almond Milk 0/0 8oz
  • Simply Lite Dark Chocolate is delicious and has a S/C of 0/1 for 4 squares
  • I also got coffee, if I'm giving up Coke Zero, I'm going to have to get my caffeine somewhere!
  • Jorge recommended Benefiber, you mix it with any liquid, to really get things moving
For dinner I made this great Taco Plate. I could only have one, since I cant find a tortilla with a low S/C Value yet. But it was super good!

To be honest, I have felt full all day. Even overly full after a lunch of Egg Salad, 1 Piece of toast, 1 Mini Bell Cheese and Unsweetened Iced Tea. But tonight I think I will make a Whey Protein Shake since I have a daily S/C total of 9/5! Remember you can have 15/6 each day. Here is a look at the spreadsheet I'm working on to help me out. I thought I could just keep track of it in my head, but apparently I can't.
If you are also part of Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure 12 Week Live Coaching, or just trying the diet on your own, I would love to hear from you! So please leave comments!



6 comments:

  1. I am soo happy to have found your blog!! I could'nt do the coaching so I am waiting for the book. Please keep up with the blog and share as much as possible. I'll root for you
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  2. Thanks so much for the kind words!

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  3. Thanks for setting up your blog. I have found it to be informative and inspirational. I received Jorge's emails on his coaching program but was unable to join. I tried getting information on his program but everything seemed so vague. I am a 47 year old female. It seems in the past few years I keep gaining a few lbs every few months and would like to lose 50 lbs. My goal weight would be 140. I will keep reading your blog to try and follow the program on my own. I also lost 35 lbs 10 years ago on Atkins. Loved it while I was doing it but started old habits that were hard to control. Thanks for all your information and look forward to hearing about you reaching your goal.

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  4. Sounds like we are the same starting weight! Jorge's book will be out at the end of the year, but I took a chance and joined the 12 Wk Live Coaching because I felt I had to do something right that moment! If you have done Atkins successfully, you will LOVE this. Its like Atkins, but you are allowed enough Carbs to really eat like a regular person does minus the sugars. So far it doesnt feel like a diet, but like Im just making different choices. So far so good!

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  5. Me, would you mind sharing your spreadsheet? I took the Meal Planning Grid and added the S/C counter at the bottom in the notes section so I only have to keep up with one sheet of paper/tracking system. I will gladly share that if you would like it.

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  6. I'm so glad that I found this blog. I am starting BFC tomorrow morning. I am 49 yrs old, overweight by 40 lbs and have tried everything. I hope this helps me.
    Thanks,
    Donna

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