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    Somersizing Plan

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    Deana
    Fri Apr 11, 2003 11:15 am
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Thanks. How have I been doing? Well, I haven't icon_lol.gif Actually, we have weekend guests--again--so I will probably try this out next week. It seems good. I think I can stay away from the rice.
    So, as long as I don't add sugar or cornstarch to my stir fry then it should be ok? Sounds good to me icon_smile.gif I only have one of her books, not sure which one it is as it's 11pm and I am tired and don't feel like looking for it icon_lol.gif Anything else that I should be aware of you think? I really need the support for this. I am at 190lbs (thanks to my two beautiful boys!) and should be around 145lbs. Though I my highest after boy#2 was 210lbs. Thanks again for the reply.
    Deana
    yooper
    Sat Apr 12, 2003 6:51 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    It's been three weeks for me and I've lost 11 pounds so far! I have cheated a bit this past week, a brownie here, a slice of pizza there...as long as I jump right back into level 1 I'm okay! I had a carb lunch the other day for the first time. I usually only eat carbs in the morning. I had whole wheat pasta with black beans and onions and peppers. Peppers and onions were steamed. I spritzed on that "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter" spray junk, (which is legal by the way) and it wasn't too bad! I did feel kind of sluggish afterwards, so I think I'll stick to carbs only in the morning. Deb where are you?
    Mirj
    Sun Apr 13, 2003 2:15 am
    Forum Host
    Yoop, I see where you're coming from. I had a mostly carb (and some veggie) lunch yesterday, and then went home and had a 2 hour nap! I'm going to stick with just carbs in the morning. There's nothing wrong with WW pasta for breakfast, is there? icon_lol.gif
    ~*Sarah*~
    Wed Apr 16, 2003 11:56 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Hey everyone,
    I saw this and figured I'd give it a try. I'm way over what I should be (about 50lbs over icon_eek.gif ) and every other "diet" plan I've looked at seems insane or impossible. I can cut out the pasta, gonna miss the carrots though... oh well, more apples and oranges instead. Love colorful food.
    Thanks for posting this and I'll give a status report in a few days.
    Is drinking gatorade okay? I just can't drink 100oz of water a day! No flavor in that at all. Sighs.
    Laters,
    Sarah
    Scooper
    Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:46 am
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    It's nice to see this thread. I had posted one about Fit for Life (I'm battling between the two! lol (How the heck do you get the emoticons in here anyway???)But I was doing a NO Carb diet with a doctor who gave me diet pills to help. Sure, I lost tons of weight, but now I'm back to where I was and then some 20 more. I'm 51 years old... and I'm at the highest level of weight I've ever been at. The biggest problem I'm having is cutting out the caffeine, believe it or not. I don't have a problem with the diet sodas so much as the morning cup of coffee. But I'm working on it.

    In answer to the question about Gatorade the answer is a BIG NO! There's tons of sugar in Gatorade. Basically, Suzanne suggests you read the INGREDIENTS LABEL before you put anything in your mouth. The nutritional label is somewhat confusing because alot of products have natural sugars and that's not what she's talking about. There's alot of help on her website and alot of support through a chat room there. Everybody's very friendly and encouraging. It's a great place to be. If you don't have her books, I highly recommend them. It goes into so much detail and has some super recipes.

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    Jackie99
    Mon Apr 21, 2003 1:24 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Hi, I don't want to speak on something I don't know about (because I STILL haven't done my research into this plan - I am very much the procrastinator icon_redface.gif ) but I have followed the Atkins diet in the past and found that (even though they say say to cut out the aspartame) I drank tons of Crystal Lite and that helped out with the problem of having to drink tons of water. Also, I made unsweetened tea and used splenda (which I love - no nasty fake-sugar taste). Putting a wedge of lemon and/or lime in your water helps also.
    Kozmic Blues
    Mon Apr 21, 2003 10:11 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Hello Everyone!

    I have a question for all the Sommersize "regulars". How does her plan work for people who don't eat meat? (I do eat fish and shellfish). Also, does tofu make it onto the list, or is it forbidden as well?

    Thanks icon_biggrin.gif ~B
    Mirj
    Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:22 am
    Forum Host
    Hi Kozmic, sorry I'm so late getting back to you on this. SS-ing considers tofu a funky food, but it's allowed for vegetarians. I would stay away from it, get my protein from the fish and shellfish you say you eat, and from dairy products.
    Stella Mae
    Mon Apr 28, 2003 5:39 am
    Food.com Groupie
    This is an important topic for me, and I'm so glad I logged on to it. I appreciate all your words regarding the SS food plan. I'm very overweight and had just about given up, but now I think there's something better out there for me. Do carbos make you sleepy? I've turned into a slug, but I never considered that it was the food I was eating -- I just figured I was eating too much. But no diet has worked very well thus far. I just want to thank all of you for being willing to post everything you're doing so those like me can be educated.
    Mirj
    Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:22 am
    Forum Host
    Stella, eat a carb-heavy meal and you are always going to want to take a nap afterwards! I used to get up from the table totally bloated and ready for bed. Since I started SS-ing this has only happened when I cheat.
    Stella Mae
    Mon Apr 28, 2003 6:46 am
    Food.com Groupie
    Mirj wrote:
    Stella, eat a carb-heavy meal and you are always going to want to take a nap afterwards! I used to get up from the table totally bloated and ready for bed. Since I started SS-ing this has only happened when I cheat.


    Thank you for sharing, and I'm going to investigate this diet and will hopefully have something good to report in the near future! icon_lol.gif
    LeahMarie
    Tue Jun 03, 2003 8:47 am
    Food.com Groupie
    Hi..I tried SS'ing last year and I lost about 10 pounds. I really enjoyed it, but got lazy and started eating starches again..pastas, bread, also not reading labels for sugar, etc..
    I am THE CARBO QUEEN now, and can't seem to get back into the swing of starting ss'ing again. Is anyone out there on Somersizing?
    Guess I just need some motivation..Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks icon_smile.gif
    Mirj
    Sun Jun 08, 2003 7:43 am
    Forum Host
    LeahMarie, there are a few of us on this board that have been Somersizing with success. Do you have any of the books? You just need to get back on the wagon, the best motivation is watching the pounds come off.
    Charishma_Ramchandani
    Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:04 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Mirj wrote:
    Jackie, you can have non-fat milk on the SS plan.
    Hi Mom Dearest! I was just wondering, is low-fat milk allowed if you are Somersizing?
    Mirj
    Tue Jun 10, 2003 4:28 am
    Forum Host
    Low fat is not allowed at all. You can have pure cream with a pro/fats meals, or 0% fat milk with a carbo meal.

    You should also check that the cream does not have any milk added to it.
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