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    Somersizing Plan

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    debbiec
    Thu Mar 27, 2003 10:35 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Hello. My name is Debbie and I am following the Suzanne Somers way of eating plan. I have lost about 10 lbs in the first month eating bacon,eggs,cheese cake,various cheeses, shredded wheat/grapenuts with skim milk,whole grain breads/pasta, table cream, sour cream, chicken salads and veggies with butter sauce.
    Am looking for fellow somersizers to share recipes with. Her plan is no sugar (I subst. Splenda), no starches,whole grains, lots of veggies, salads & proteins and fruit- except banana's (high in sugar) you eat protein/fat seperate from carbohydrates.
    You are never hungry and its a little more work but it works!

    Debbie icon_biggrin.gif
    yooper
    Sun Mar 30, 2003 4:57 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Hi Deb,
    I too am Somersizing. Tomorrow it will be two weeks officially. The first week I lost 6 pounds. I don't think I did as well this week, but I think I still lost. I'll find out tomorrow when I weigh in!
    I find what works for me is that I eat only 3 or 4 carb meals a week, and then only at breakfast. (Shredded Wheat or Grape Nuts with skim milk). I eat a lot of chicken, tuna, ground beef and pork. I also eat tons of salads and veggies. I do miss my potatoes and pasta...what I would do for mac and cheese!!! It is a little more work...I find myself cooking all the time, but so far it's been worth it!
    Mirj
    Mon Mar 31, 2003 3:37 am
    Forum Host
    I've been SS-ing since the beginning of February, and have lost just over 11 pounds so far. I follow the diet pretty much during the entire week, but don't follow it for a period of about 36 hours on Fridays and Saturdays. I'm sure that if I did this 24/7 I would have lost more than just those 11 pounds. I've got another weigh in on Wednesday.
    Jackie99
    Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:04 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Ya know, I've done the atkins diet for a while but then stopped because I couldn't handle eating so much meat along with so many other rich, dense, heavy foods. I've thought about looking into the summersize plan but haven't gotten that far that I actually checked it out. Sounds like a better over-all plan since I like the idea of limiting the sugar intake and still having some carbs ---i never knew I would miss milk so much!
    Mirj
    Tue Apr 01, 2003 1:16 am
    Forum Host
    Jackie, you can have non-fat milk on the SS plan.
    Chrissyo
    Tue Apr 01, 2003 1:25 am
    Food.com Groupie
    Hope you don't mind if I join in here.

    What is this Somersizing Diet. It sounds good.

    I have been loosing weight steadily since Christmas. I have been eating just about everytime. I haven't cut much out of my daily diet. What I have been doing is watching what I eat and eating health. I haven't cut out the icecream or chocolates etc. I have been eating in moderation and increasing excerise and increased eating fruit and vegetables. It seems to be working. I have greek yoghurt and fruit for breakfast almost every day. That is a real treat! I have only recently discovered greek yoghurt. YUM!


    I must go and find this Somersizing Diet on the net.

    cheers

    Chris
    Mirj
    Tue Apr 01, 2003 7:33 am
    Forum Host
    Chrissy, Somersizing is a little Atkins and a little Fit for Life. You can check it out at www.suzannesomers.com.

    Basically, you can eat almost everything, but have to cut out sugar and certain foods, but it's no biggie. You can't combine certain foods and have to wait 3 hours between eating two different types of meals.

    Here it is in a nutshell (I hope the copy and paste works here):

    SOMERSIZING IN A NUTSHELL...
    1- Eliminate all Funky Foods.
    2- Eat Fruits alone and on an empty stomach OR 2 hours after any meal.
    3- After eating fruit wait 20 minutes before eating a Carbo meal or 1 hour before eating a Proteins/Fats meal.
    4- Eat Proteins/Fats with Veggies.
    5- Eat Carbos with Veggies and no fat.
    6- Wait three hours between meals IF switching from a Proteins/Fats meal to a Carbos meal, or vice versa.
    7- Do not skip meals. Eat three meals a day, plus snacks, and eat until you feel satisfied and comfortably full.
    8- Drink plenty of water. Some sources suggest dividing your body weight by 2 equals the ounces of water needed per day.

    FRUITS
    apples
    apricots
    berries
    cherimoya
    cherry
    fig
    grapefruit
    grapes
    guava
    kiwi
    kumquat
    lemon
    lime
    loquat
    lychee
    mangoes
    mandarin
    melons
    nectarines
    oranges
    papaya
    passion fruit
    peaches
    pears
    persimmon
    pineapple
    plums
    pomeranate prickly pear
    pommelo
    quince
    star fruit
    tamarind
    tangerine
    watermelon

    PROTEINS/FATS

    meat
    beef
    fish
    lamb
    pork
    poultry
    seafood

    dairy
    butter
    cheese
    cream
    eggs
    sour cream

    mayonnaise
    oil
    protein/whey powder

    VEGGIES
    artichokes
    asparagus
    bamboo shouts
    bean sprouts
    broccoli
    brussel sprouts
    cabbage
    cauliflower
    celery
    chervil
    cucumber
    daikon
    eggplant
    fennel
    green beans
    greens
    herbs
    jicama
    kale
    kohlrabi
    leeks
    lettuce
    mushrooms
    okra
    onions
    peppers
    pickles
    dill
    kosher dill
    radishes
    rhubarb
    sauerkraut
    snow/snap peas
    spinach
    sprouts
    squash
    crookneck
    spaghetti
    zucchini
    tomato
    turnips
    zucchini

    CARBOS
    beans
    brown rice cakes
    nonfat dairy products
    cottage cheese
    ricotta cheese
    milk
    rice milk
    soy milk
    sour cream
    yogurt
    rice
    brown
    wild
    tabbouleh
    wheat germ
    whole-grain
    breads
    cereals
    crackers
    pastas
    phyllo dough

    FUNKY FOODS
    SUGAR
    beets
    carrots
    corn syrup
    honey
    maple syrup molasses
    sugar
    STARCHES
    bananas
    corn
    parsnips
    popcorn
    potatoes
    semolina or white flour pasta
    sweet potatoes
    white flour
    white flour bread
    white rice
    winter squashes (acorn, butternut)

    COMBO PROTEINS/FATS AND CARBOS
    avocados
    buttermilk
    coconuts
    liver
    low-fat or whole milk
    nuts
    olives
    tofu

    CAFFEINE AND ALCOHOL
    alcoholic beverages
    caffeinated
    coffees
    teas
    sodas
    cocoa (including unsweetened cocoa)
    debbiec
    Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:22 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I hear you on the milk..I did Scarsdale diet a couple years back & the only dairy I could eat on that was lowfat cottage cheese. I have a big bowl of cereal (spoon size shredded wheat, oatmeal, or grapenuts) with skim milk every morning..get that calcium in! I couldn't do Atkins- too restrictive because I also love fruit and have it every morning as weell icon_biggrin.gif

    Debbie
    Mirj
    Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:40 am
    Forum Host
    Debbie, I've been making these huge smoothies every morning, one whole (small) honeydew, one apple, one orange, a bunch of strawberries and just enough pure apple juice to get it going. It makes about 30 ounces of the stuff, which keeps me going through until lunch.

    Another breakfast is Grapenuts mixed with 0% yogurt.

    Today I had a 2 egg omelette with mozzarella cheese, yummy!
    debbiec
    Tue Apr 01, 2003 8:48 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    The smoothie sounds yummy. I make them now & then (when hubby is not sleeping after night shift-blender is nosiy) I use OJ, unsweetened applesauce, frozen strawberries, grapes & diced pineapple.
    I find protein breakfasts too heavy during the week when I have to be at work for 8am. Eat the cereal at my desk instead

    Debbie
    Mirj
    Tue Apr 01, 2003 9:09 am
    Forum Host
    That's funny. I find that if I eat a carbo breakfast I get hungrier faster. But if I eat a pro/fats breakfast I don't even think about lunch until 1 PM (and I start work at 8 AM as well).
    Jackie99
    Tue Apr 01, 2003 10:05 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    thanks for all the info mirj.
    I normally have a serving of fiber one cereal mixed with a serving of kashi good friends cereal and skim milk just about every morning. I would like to make smoothies, but I just haven't gotten around to trying them (I even have some tofu in the fridge that I bought for it). For lunch I eat a salad with flax seeds, just about every day. It does get boring, but at least those are easy meals that I don't have to worry too much about the carbs, and the carbs that I do eat are good for me. I've been doing a lot of reading, and have cut most of my sugar out of my diet... except for the occasional dessert. .... speaking of which, I should really get this candy jar off of my desk at work!! Anyway, I like the sound of this SS plan, I'm going to look into it. I think the time lapse between meals must be a key factor.
    Mirj
    Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:53 am
    Forum Host
    Jackie, I used to eat Fiber 1, but I think it's got corn in it, which makes it "illegal" for SS-ing.

    I find that salads are the easiest for work, but I like mine with lots of tuna and cheese (usually salty Bulgarian or feta).
    Deana
    Thu Apr 10, 2003 9:44 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    I am so glad I found this. I haven't been on this site for awhile, but someone told me some here are using the SS plan. I want to try that so bad. Here are some questions:
    How much stir fry is ok? I live in Taiwan, and there is alot of stir fry. Am I reading this right? For dinner or lunch I can have protein/fats (meat cooked in oil, stir fried) and veggies (steamed or stir fried)? just not with rice right? Breakfast can be oatmeal or eggs right?
    I am hoping I can get this right. It sounds like something that I can do in Taiwan. I tried ediets, but alot of their menus had things that I can't get here (I live in a rural area of Taiwan).

    Deana
    Mirj
    Fri Apr 11, 2003 10:44 am
    Forum Host
    Deana wrote:
    I am so glad I found this. I haven't been on this site for awhile, but someone told me some here are using the SS plan. I want to try that so bad. Here are some questions:
    How much stir fry is ok? I live in Taiwan, and there is alot of stir fry. Am I reading this right? For dinner or lunch I can have protein/fats (meat cooked in oil, stir fried) and veggies (steamed or stir fried)? just not with rice right? Breakfast can be oatmeal or eggs right?
    I am hoping I can get this right. It sounds like something that I can do in Taiwan. I tried ediets, but alot of their menus had things that I can't get here (I live in a rural area of Taiwan).

    Deana


    Deana -- I was on eDiets, and I live in Israel, and couldn't get any of the stuff on the plan. Actually, it was on eDiets that someone mentioned Recipezaar, I clicked on the link and never looked back.

    One of the great things about SS-ing is that you can do it with all the foods available wherever you live. You can have your stirfry, as much as you like, but you should only eat until you are comfortably full. Make sure all the stirfry ingredients are legal, that there's nothing funky in there. Don't add any sugar! Stay away from the rice! You can have brown rice with veggies, but don't add any oil, just steam the rice and steam the veggies and then add them together.

    How have you been doing so far?
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