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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!


  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

  2. Thanks so much for the kind words!

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.