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    Herbal magic anyone??

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    KennKonn
    Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:20 am
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    I think this is a Canadian diet center but I am not positive. I have posted a request in the Canadian forum as well.

    I have started herbal magic two weeks ago and am already tired of salads and carrot sticks, I am having a really hard time with proteins and starches (still craving the breads). I have bought their cookbook but they have canned crab meat and tofu in everything and that isnt just what the program is about. Has anyone else done Herbal magic...please post your favorite HM recipes so I don't crash out.

    Thanks a bunch.
    Shirl (J) 831
    Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:09 pm
    Forum Host
    wow that diet has been around for a LONG time I remember that one never saw any recipes for it nor have I heard anyting up till now so hope you find some help icon_smile.gif
    Chef #589474
    Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:41 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I go to herbal magic in canada....I am on my maintenance and have lost 50lbs. icon_smile.gif
    I never hardly ate salad on program unless i was at a restaurant that didnt have any good options...then i did..just to be safe.
    I have an older child who would never eat what she thought was "healthy" foods, so i made alot of chicken quesidillas, or soft tacos, manwich's (just used a good pasta sauce instead of manwich sauce). Lots of stirfry's which i love. steak with grilled onions and mushrooms with potato and veggies, was always my fave, lol. Are you just eating salads cuz you dont like to cook? If so try cooking in bulk and that way there will always be someting for you in the fridge...thats what my counselors told me to do and worked awesome. We have two cookbooks at our centre to help....maybe your centre is out of them? they give me great ideas, and really help to make me aware that i have OPTIONs! good luck to you and your loss! you will do fantastic i know it!
    Chef #672603
    Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:58 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    At the center that i go to if you tell them that you ran out of things to cook or ideas of what to make, they my print some recipes from their cook books...i know they have a few diffrenet cook books where i go and they have few boxes full of recipes and you look through the boxes and take which recipes you think you will like =]
    i hope this helps you out!!

    <3
    Joshley's Mom
    Mon Dec 03, 2007 1:48 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
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    I have also been on Herbal Magic in Alberta since Sept. I have a goal of losing 75 lbs and to date I have lost 15 lbs and 39 inches. There are days that I may not follow things as well as I should but going in to talk to the 'gals' there really help me keep going. I find the price a little steep sometimes but I have heard the the people who join have been very successful. The company is based in London, Ontario and they have a few offices in the Detroit area but I am not sure if they plan on expanding further into the US.
    Good Luck
    KennKonn
    Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:43 pm
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    [quote="Chef #672603"]At the center that i go to if you tell them that you ran out of things to cook or ideas of what to make, they my print some recipes from their cook books...i know they have a few diffrenet cook books where i go and they have few boxes full of recipes and you look through the boxes and take which recipes you think you will like =]
    i hope this helps you out!!

    <3[/quote]

    I weigh in again tomorrow. I will have to ask the girls if they have more recipes. Things are much better, they cut me back to two proteins a day and I find it much more manageable then with three, I am not an egg or tofu fan. I have lost 38lbs to day and hope to get past that 40lbs mark by Christmas.
    KennKonn
    Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:45 pm
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    Bionic Mom wrote:
    icon_biggrin.gif
    I have also been on Herbal Magic in Alberta since Sept. I have a goal of losing 75 lbs and to date I have lost 15 lbs and 39 inches. There are days that I may not follow things as well as I should but going in to talk to the 'gals' there really help me keep going. I find the price a little steep sometimes but I have heard the the people who join have been very successful. The company is based in London, Ontario and they have a few offices in the Detroit area but I am not sure if they plan on expanding further into the US.
    Good Luck


    Whoohoo Bionic Mom that is great. I am down 38lbs since the middle of August and my inches are right close to the same. I find the cost expensive but if we looked at what we were paying eating the junk and fast foods that sent me there in the first place I think this is worth it. Way to go, keep it up.

    KennKonn
    mum2Meg
    Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:39 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Oh wow I am in the same place as the previous poster Bionic..

    I am down 17lbs and I am trying to loose 75. So far it is going really well on Herbal Magic.. Yes it is REALLY expensive but for me that is the motivation NOT to cheat.

    I also eat allot of salads.. but I swich it up allot.. using spinach and different types of lettus.. and I always add a fruit like an apple or stawberries so the salad is not as boring and also add my meat.

    I am considering buying th ecookbook because I am looking for options on christmas day but I hate crabmeat..
    are all the recipies that bad?

    I have just be getting creative.. like shepards pie cups with ground turkey.. ( I use hotsauces instead of gravy for everything) have my veggies and and my potato made with my hand blender so I am still only using my carb potions..

    Ground turkey nachoes.. I use the diet tortilla shells and brush them with olive oil and the flavo magic and no salt.. bake them in the oven..
    then have green onions diced tomato, cilantro and lettus .. use my portion of cheese and have the ground turkey with hot sauce.. and if I want to use up my free exchange I will use some salsa and sour cream.

    that is 1 protien, 1 dairy, 1 tortilla is 1 starch, 1 veg, and maybe one fx.. but I usually save that for a protien bar or popcorn
    Yummy


    I would love to keep in touch with others on herbal magic to bounce ideas every once in awhile

    Take care
    witty diva
    Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:58 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    hi all, i'm starting the "program" again after new years with my fiance....my goal is to lose 30lbs...again.

    I lost 30 lbs about 5 years ago following the menu but no suppliments, and kept it off for 2 years. Then I met my fiance 3 years ago, I got LAZY and complacent and gained it all back. I decided to go at it full force again, and expect to hit my goal weight in 8-10 weeks.

    I love to cook so I found that once I adjusted to the program rules, I made some very interesting food all within program guidelines.

    I don't eat salad at all, I don't find it filling. I prefer to eat the veggies I can get the most of, like steamed broccoli, green beans etc.

    my trick is to plan my menu to have a fair amount of variety, but its all planned and scheduled. if I can make some things ahead of time and freeze it proper portions, all the better. this works especially well for lean ground beef and pasta. when I precook my ground beef I only season with fresh garlic and ground pepper. I add other appropriate fresh herbs/seasoning when I reheat depending on the meal I'm making.

    I put my measured portions into snack bags once they've cooled off and then put the snack bags into a large freezer bag.

    I also make a really good homemade vegetable beef soup that's a nice filler (just a cup with a tuna wrap or grilled cheese sandwich is nice on a cool day). I either make it in a large batch, and freeze it small portions or make it fresh from frozen portions of ground beef that I precook and freeze.

    add healthy choice pasta sauce to your thawed ground beef portion for spaghetti, or add a cup of beef broth and a portion or two of frozen veggies for a hearty soup.

    the more creative you are with your food options, the less likely you will be to feel like you are on a diet.

    my version of chicken caccitore...

    5 oz chicken breast, cut into small pieces, saute in nonstick pan until golden brown
    remove chicken from pan
    saute 1/8 cup of onions, 1 clove garlic, cook until softened
    add 1/8 cup chopped fresh mushrooms if you like, but remember to keep track of your veggie servings
    add chicken back in, add 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato and simmer on low covered for 10 mins or so. add a splash of water if mix seems dry.
    yummy! serve with steamed broccoli and spaghetti noodles

    sometimes I make chicken pizza, cooking chicken as above, but instead of steamed broccoli and noodles, I spread it over a 6" tortilla, sprinkle with my ounce of shredded skim mozza cheese and bake in the oven for 8-10 mins on 400 - just to melt cheese really, and presto I have pizza!

    then there's fahitas with bell peppers, onions and your favorite cooked lean meat.

    cold sandwich wraps with Sniders fat free chicken breast sandwich meat or tuna,

    or my fiance's fav bunless cheese burgers - just layer your skim fat free cheese slice on your cooked burger patty, melt, serve your cheese burger on a piece of lettuce, lay a slice of tomato on top, serve with steamed green beans, 1 small potato - sliced and pan fried with pepper for seasoning.

    oh and my favorite free exchanges are:

    1 light beer, 4oz red wine, healthy choice choc pudding, or in summer healthy choice fudge bars...very very yummy.

    I sometimes add sliced strawberries to my choc pudding or yogurt...makes a nice fancy desert if you serve it in a desert dish or layered in a wine glass.
    Chef #773050
    Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:59 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    icon_biggrin.gif I just started Herbal Magic this past Friday and already today I'm hungry and obsessed with food. How did you enjoy stir fries when you are so limited on proteins, veggies etc? I too feel like I hate things today I normally wouldn't have ate and yes I had the dreaded salad. For breakfast I had my 1 piece of brown bread =1 starch
    1 boiled egg = 1/2 protein
    2 clementines = 1 fruit
    1 tsp margarine=1 fat
    3 oz. yogurt fat free = 1/2 dairy

    for lunch
    2 pieces of diet bread=1 starch
    1 alternative = 2 tbsp of fat free salad dressing
    1 cup lettuce = 1 veggie
    1/2 c tomatoes=1/2 veggie
    3 pieces of lifestyle turkey breast = 1/2 protein

    for dinner
    5 oz fish
    1 cup of mixed veggies
    1 small potatoe
    1 cup of strawberries and pineapple

    any suggestions??
    KennKonn
    Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:18 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    My only suggestion is sit down every morning and see what you have on hand and what you feel like eating and plan around that. I am a snacker and a grazer. I eat all day ...yogurt in the middle of the afternoon, melba toast and grapes before bed. There was no rhyme or reason to my menu...just made sure it was within the boundaries.

    I am off the program at the moment, they took me off the supplements last week because I am supposed to have my gall bladder out right away. I have kept my water up but the dr said I have to have a very bland diet...absolutely no fat, no harder to digest veggies ( I can have potatoes), no dairy unless skim milk,...pretty much breads, plain rice, crackers, plain pastas, a bit of rice krispies and milk is my diet. I have been weighing myself and I am still losing. I didnt want to go back in a week or two and find that I have gained. I have less then 20lbs to go and want to be done by end of April.

    Good luck, I really havent found it that hard as long as I stay away from my mom's...she likes to make brownies and homemade buns when we go home.
    trtls
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:02 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    icon_biggrin.gif Congrats all you lifestyle changers!
    I just joined HM a week and a day ago. On my sixth day I had lost 4.2lbs, I'm happy with that...I never felt hungry. I began my second week today (Monday) I go into the center every second day but Sunday it's closed. I will be in to get my extra supplement tomorrow and while I'm there they weigh me.
    They are very helpful and easy to talk to, they help keep me motivated. I could never do this on my own, I always try and fail after the 3rd week or sooner when someone comes in to work with muffins, cookies, or chocolates. With the supplements I've had no cravings for sweets or salties.
    I have 32lbs to lose, I put 32lbs on in the past 5 years and wish to take it back off by learning how to eat all over again...I've obviously forgotten, that's why I gained weight. There are a lot of complaints about HM on the internet but it's always the bottom line complaint of all complaints..."once you go back to eating normal, you gain it all back" icon_rolleyes.gif icon_rolleyes.gif icon_rolleyes.gif . What they don't understand is that this is a change of lifestyle, teaching you how to select wisely from all food groups. You can't go back to eating normal because normal is not what you were eating to make you gain weight...eating abnormally is what you were doing to get to where you were when you felt you needed to join a diet center for help. I have in my mind to do it right this time, the cost wasn't that bad. I have two extra bottles of wm and it was $700 spread out over the year in monthly payments. I think that having to pay for losing the weight might beat it into my head that I can no longer eat like a teen, because I am not one. I am 39 and learning how to eat normal.
    Keep up the great work everyone!
    I love salads but will take a look at some of the recipes posted here for more ideas as I move along...it's only been a week, so I'm bored of nothing so far. Just love seeing the scale go down!

    The key on this food plan, is to plan ahead and stick to it
    Chef #773050
    Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:33 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I joined HM a week ago Friday the 22nd and today Monday I weighed in at 8 lbs. less. I have 40 lbs. I'd like to loose. So far the only frustrating part has been preparing food for everyone in the house and I finally have eliminated that problem by purchasing their cookbooks. Strongly advise it. The recipes are simple and good.

    I wish my centre had a monthy payment plan . Wasn't even an option but then again I didn't ask. I received one bottle of WM and chromagic with my kit. Not 2 bottles of WM. Does anyone use the CLA also? When should I introduce that?
    YummieMommie
    Sun May 11, 2008 8:31 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi I'm Christina 33 From:Ontario

    I have been on HM now for 11weeks and Love it !

    Started 02/25 @ 186.5
    Now 05/11 @ 165.2
    -21lbs @ -52inches loss!
    Chef #850824
    Sat May 31, 2008 1:27 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi Everyone,
    I'm new to this whole Herbal Magic thing (Here in Med. Hat, AB). Started last week (05/26) and still very much in the learning faze of this diet. Any tip anyone can send my way to stay on track would be wonderful. I have 45lbs to lose and have lost 5lbs so far. ( I think that's not bad for my first week and still trying to figure this all out icon_smile.gif This site seems great and the support awesome. Talk to you all soon.
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