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My 4HB Goal: Adversity doesn't built character-- it reveals it. My goal is to lose 20-30 lbs. in 6 months.







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Jan 29th 2013
Bluezen1014 replied to Juan Pinillos's question:

8 Month Check-in

Hey Juan, I JUST saw this post and I am SO happy for you! Ahhhhh CONGRATULATIONS!! You'll get to your goal real soon and when you do, you'll have someone across the country celebrating your suc...

Jan 28th 2013

I have to agree with Danielle here. I'm always a pound or 2 lighter in the morning as soon as I wake up. However, like Tim said, we have to experi...

Jan 28th 2013
Bluezen1014 replied to leblanc's question:

2 weeks with unexpected results

I noticed in your detailed question that you didn't mention anything about water your intake? I use to drink 6 glasses of water a day, barely making my 8 glasses minimum water requirement. I now ...

Jan 14th 2013

Because peas are HIGH in sugar. 1 cup of peas is equal to 8.2 grams of sugar.

Jan 14th 2013
Bluezen1014 replied to Shari Bayani's question:

5 lbs lost first week, 5 lbs gained cheat this normal?

Hey, Don't worry, it's completely normal. The day after my cheat day, I usually weigh 2-3 lbs more. Give yourself a few days to lose all that weight (for me I lose it all by midweek.) To help...

Jan 14th 2013
Bluezen1014 replied to cruey's question:

what do you guys think about kombucha?

Kombucha is AMAZING. Too bad it's forbidden on non cheat days. However, on my cheat days, I follow the citrus and kombucha method as well as the mini exercises before each meals. It helps keep m...

Jan 14th 2013

Juan, I have and now I'm just going through it again and making all the recipes:) Thanks to the 4HC, my morning eggs are so much more enticing wit...

Jan 8th 2013
Jan 8th 2013
Bluezen1014 replied to Jessica Stuart's question:


The other day I made curried cauliflower mash. It's straight out of the 4HC book. It definitely helped with my carb cravings. It was a little sweet, almost as if it could easily pass by as a deser...

Jan 7th 2013
Bluezen1014 replied to James Tyrrell's question:

SCD Milk in tea.

Hey there, I would quit milk and use a substitute if you really can't stand the taste of it plain. A splash of dairy here or there may not seem like a big deal but when you add it over time, i...

Jan 7th 2013
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Jan 6th 2013
Jan 3rd 2013
Bluezen1014 replied to Juan Pinillos's question:

Happy New Year! Plus new pic

Holy AMAZEBALLZ! You look great! Congratulations, Juan:)

Jan 2nd 2013
Bluezen1014 replied to Mags's question:

How to cure cheat day sickness?

TF mentioned this in the 4HB which has helped me considerably--I make my first meal a non cheat meal + at least 5 oz of citrus juice before my first real cheat meal. I don't gorge myself with not...

Dec 27th 2012
Bluezen1014 replied to Juan Pinillos's question:

Merry Christmas

I hope you had a Merry Christmas! Sorry I have been MIA.This is my first time online since last week (been in Arizona for the holidays). Will be back for regular accountability email broadcasting...

Dec 27th 2012
Bluezen1014 replied to Tiffany Thiessen's question:

First week breakfast question

Hey there, I get a lot of my meal idea from Paleo websites. Here's one of my favorites. I just omit anything not scd approved. There's a great breakfast frittata you can make ahead of time and...

Dec 19th 2012
Bluezen1014 replied to Juan Pinillos's question:

Flu Medicine?

Hey Juan, Although vitamin c won't alleviate your symptoms but it may help shorten the duration of a cold/flu. When I'm too sickly to eat any broccoli or other foods vitamin c loaded veggies I...

Dec 17th 2012

Thank Pierre, the SCD is more of a lifestyle for me and the last thing I want is to regret it when I'm older and end up with heart problems like D...

Dec 16th 2012
Dec 15th 2012
Bluezen1014 asked a question:

What's the difference between the Atkins Diet & Slow Carb?

Does anyone know the difference between the Atkins Diet and the Slow Carb Diet? I've read that Dr. Atkins had a medical history of myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and hypertensi...

Dec 14th 2012
Dec 14th 2012
Bluezen1014 commented on wombat's reply:

This is your personal journey & I think telling your family that they can't eat chocolate in front of you in their OWN house during the holida...

Dec 13th 2012

@jdpriode-- check out what the fried veggie chips are made of. I would avoid anything with hydrogenated oils because instead of burning that fat f...

Dec 13th 2012

Based on that particular study AND the math, that means you can have 6 nuts instead of 5 if almonds have 20% fewer calories than they originally t...

Dec 13th 2012
Bluezen1014 replied to lisa_a's question:

Can't get started...

Hey, I totally understand you struggles since I am a chocoholic myself but... a big part of any diet or weightloss plan isn't only just the diet and exercise.. a huge chunk of it is MINDSET as wel...

Dec 12th 2012
Bluezen1014 replied to Edge Foley's question:

Paleo Bread??

I wouldn't with the almond bread since you can only have 3-5 nuts per day before you do damage. But maybe with the coconut one, however, they use apple cider in that one and that's not really perm...

Dec 11th 2012
Bluezen1014 commented on Beaver's reply:

I would love your tikka masala scd approved recipe:)

Dec 10th 2012
Bluezen1014 commented on wombat's reply:

I don't know if this is allowed, but have you thought about using coconut flour instead of almond meal? I've made a batch of coconut muffins in th...

Dec 10th 2012

Either at Asian grocers like Uwajimaya, which is a big one in the NW. Also, specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods, New Season's Market. You ca...

Dec 10th 2012
Bluezen1014 shared a tip:

Mung Bean Stew w/ Shrimp + Kale Recipe

Hey everyone! I just wanted to share a recipe with you all. It is DELICIOUS and great to make in huge batches so you can heat it up over the week. 1 cup dried mung beans 1 tablespoon coconut oi...

Dec 9th 2012
Bluezen1014 replied to DexV's question:

Week 2 (lack of) progress

What's helped me set myself up for success is creating a menu for the week and get all my shopping done on Sunday. That way, I can make sure I have all the veggies and everything I need prepare fo...

Dec 9th 2012
Bluezen1014 replied to Sabina G's question:

No egg breakfast ideas wanted

I know that the concept of a westernize breakfast consist of mainly carbs (cereal, muffins, pancakes etc...) but changing how you view breakfast will make this a lot less painful for many. If yo...

Dec 9th 2012
Dec 8th 2012
Bluezen1014 replied to Sandra Slone's question:

Nervous :(

Hey Sandra! Congratulations on the 7 lbs. Don't worry about the cheat day weight gain. After 2-3 days, you'll get back to normal weight again. Think of it this way... You're stuffing your face ...

Dec 8th 2012

Way to go Juan! So excited and happy for you! You are a true inspiration out there for people struggling with this. You are right.. the SCD really...

Dec 8th 2012

Congratulations to reaching your ideal weight:) As for me, I have learned not to reward myself with food, only because one of the reason I'm fat...

Dec 8th 2012