Lauren Featherstone

United-States flagMount Prospect, IL, United States
My 4HB Goal: Starting with 60 goal weight loss

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Lauren Featherstone replied to Caren Jackson's question:

Need a support system, really going for gold this time

Hey girls.. I've lost 65lbs in my first 6 months of the SCD. I am now going on a year and a half (I took a hiatus which was a bad idea). I'm very well educated in this and know lots of good recipe...

84 days ago
Lauren Featherstone replied to Caroline Ince's question:

Seeking a diet buddy.

Hey girls.. I've lost 65lbs in my first 6 months of the SCD. I am now going on a year and a half (I took a hiatus which was a bad idea). I'm very well educated in this and know lots of good recipe...

84 days ago
Lauren Featherstone replied to Mitchy Campbell's question:

Chick pea and coconut flour

I use milled flaxseed.. its got about 1g net carbs per serving. I make hamburger buns out of it. I don't normally eat hamburgers but if the cravings get too bad then that's my go-to.. I can freeze...

84 days ago
Lauren Featherstone replied to Robert Dempsey's question:

Eating when hungry vs. eating on a schedule

I have been on the SCD for about a year and a half now so I do have experience as to scheduling. I have 2 small children and a full time night job so I'm crazy busy and can understand maybe having...

84 days ago

You might try eating a bigger meal in the first place. I never eat snacks because I'm not hungry in between the meals (4 hours).

84 days ago

They put brown sugar in there to make it sweeter....

84 days ago

And if your boss is buying, get steak I'd love to eat steak or chicken fajitas every day or even a quarter of a chicken cooked with broccoli.

84 days ago

If your donuts came towards the end of the week I'd wrap one up in a napkin and eat it on Saturday (cheat day).

84 days ago

I've never particularly liked pasta or pizza If you spice up your chicken salad it's hands down better!

84 days ago

I am the same! I bought a bulk container of tupperware at Costco and have "tv dinners" full of good food frozen. I just pop it in the mi...

84 days ago

I did notice a change in my baby on SCD day (6 days) when I'd spice up my dull chicken and veggies and egg meals with a lot of spicy stuff like pe...

88 days ago

I agree. I'd definitely consider going SCD but make sure you're having enough calories! It's so easy to not eat enough with low calorie veggie den...

88 days ago

I agree. I have a misto can with extra virgin olive oil in it. Yum!

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Sep 28th 2013

I do ice packs and cold showers, and yes, they make a difference. I'd suggest drops almonds entirely first and see what happens. If not that Googl...

Jul 25th 2013
Lauren Featherstone replied to Jessica Stuart's question:

Cauliflower??

Cauliflower is vile. I tried potatoes and rice and it just gets soggy and smells horrible in the microwave. For fauxtatoes i stick 2 cans of white kidney beans or canellini into a steamer for 2 m...

Jul 25th 2013
Lauren Featherstone replied to Abulonna's question:

Does anyone use Stevia?

I've used Stevia and its almost too sweet. I don't use it anymore. I like tea's natural flavors. I agree should think about weaning yourself off the sweet stuff then make water the staple of your ...

Jul 25th 2013
Lauren Featherstone asked a question:

spaghetti squash + tomato sauce allowed?

I did a search for zucchini, pumpkin, and yellow squash and got mixed results. I roasted a spaghetti squash, forked it out into a bowl, covered with a mix of tomato sauce (Hunts) and ground turke...

Jul 12th 2013

I agree, sugar free jello is gross .. sugar alternatives can be really bad too!

Jun 25th 2013
Lauren Featherstone replied to Laura Ramsey's tip:

Adjustments for Women (Update from Question bo

If I have *any* dairy.. even just think about it, I will not have lost any weight the next day. Dairy is a killer for me and if you research what goes into the cow that makes the milk you wouldn't...

Jun 25th 2013

I agree, just take care of your body best you can but beware that you might be derailed temptation wise! Just get back on the second you feel bett...

Jun 14th 2013

Like I said they love the clean tasting roasted turkey/chicken as long as its moist, they love broccoli and carrots, and they both like the legume...

Jun 5th 2013

I read the book Skinny Bitch just to add to my knowledge, and it was kind of traumatizing finding out what they do to the dairy cows. They get the...

Jun 5th 2013

I'll have to get some better foods for them. I only really know about what I eat though. I am a food addict but I think I can make a few things th...

Jun 5th 2013

I mean are the legumes not enough carbs? I could give them a bunch of that. I can give them peanut butter too. Milk I won't touch but its pretty d...

Jun 4th 2013
Lauren Featherstone asked a question:

SCD for children?

I couldn't find this question in search anywhere. SCD is a change of lifestyle for me.. and slowly but surely things are leaving my cabinets that are very off limits and unhealthy. This is leaving...

Jun 4th 2013
Lauren Featherstone replied to MarcelA's question:

Slow Carb Diet

I'm built for convenience myself with 2 tiny kids at home. I do 2/3c of Egg Beaters, with 5 tbsp of black beans from a can (rinse and drained), fresh sprigs of parsley, and about 2 cups of fresh o...

Apr 29th 2013
Lauren Featherstone replied to Brian Schorr's question:

Mood Swings on Cheat Day

I too feel really bad after cheating. I'm wondering if its even worth it. I cheated yesterday and I just feel so DEPRESSED. I would like to hear what other people think. It feels awful. I feel fat...

Apr 29th 2013
Lauren Featherstone replied to Alexander's question:

Eye-balling food or use scales

When you make the same thing over and over and over again you don't have to measure stuff. I think I measured it once and then eye-balled it the rest of the way. I do use LoseIt.com to track my nu...

Apr 24th 2013
Lauren Featherstone replied to Selma's question:

Women with small children, how is your progress?

I have 2 children (10months and 4 years) that drive me up a wall as well as I'm a full time nurse outside the home. I average 5-7lbs a week loss. I have lost 66lbs but have lost track of what week...

Apr 24th 2013

I have 4 meals a day: 6:30a, 10:30a (half my very large salad), 2:30p (other half), 6:30p. I'm done by 7p and am fasting from 7p to 6:30a. I aver...

Apr 24th 2013

sugar alcohol upsets my stomach..

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Apr 24th 2013
Lauren Featherstone replied to GibbyPhD's question:

HGC and Slo-Carb diet?

I would agree. It's very low cal and might cannibalize your muscles instead of feeding it healthy lean proteins and nutrients from veggies. Sounds like a bad idea.

Apr 23rd 2013

I use them. They have a buttload of fiber so beware. If you cook them they really don't have a flavor but if you want that texture go for it. I pu...

Apr 23rd 2013

I had trouble with radishes as being too high in carbs. It stalled me when I put radishes in breakfast and salad for lunch. It's a root veggie li...

Apr 23rd 2013

I am kind of cheating... this is a whole body cheat. I don't know anyone in real life as successful as me. This diet is my world now. How empoweri...

Apr 15th 2013

I'm on day 15 of my DietBet and down to 205lbs, so 15lbs in 2 weeks is sure not bad. I was worried but they really go to some extreme lengths to e...

Apr 15th 2013