loretta

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My 4HB Goal: Done with the 4HB for good. Was on it for six months. Lost 20 lbs. Stalled for over 30 days twice. I have moved on to other horizons which are more sustainable and healthy over the long term.

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    loretta replied to dianne978's blog post:

    Sigh......

    Making it to Day 9 is a HUGE achievement! Think back to your Day 2! It's hard giving up the foods you once loved. There's temptation all around. And, it's never easy in the beginning. But, just r...

    Nov 11th 2011
    loretta replied to dianne978's question:

    Legume Debate...

    So random! I ran across this site last night from a link on another site. To further add to Beorn86's answer: This type of diet is primarily a Paleo diet, a diet that tries to mimic the diets of...

    Nov 11th 2011
    loretta replied to Beorn86's question:

    BLOG: Four month progress report w/pics!

    A picture tells a thousand stories! You look fantastic! Congratulations on your success both for weight loss and asthma!!!

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta commented on Jake's reply:

    Jake - That's exactly what I was thinking when I was reading this thread!

    Nov 9th 2011
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    loretta commented on lisa_a's reply:

    Damn those f'in birds!

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta replied to nja's question:

    how do i stop eating when bored/procrastinating

    Oh, lordy! When I went back to school in my 40s I could easily polish off an entire box of Girl Scout cookies when I was stuck on an assignment. My drafting table was right next to my kitchen so i...

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    hahaha! Instant weight loss! Instant weight gain! I always have to use the dial to make sure the needle is right on 0. Don't want any false readin...

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta replied to dianne978's blog post:

    Pouring My Heart Out Here

    Everyone answered all your questions beautifully. The only two things I will add... Ferris says that you don't have to read the entire book. He says you only have to read the chapters that you ar...

    Nov 8th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    Hi Toia, I'm a vegetarian so I'm not the person to ask about meat. However, I think a stew would be fine... beans, meat, and veggies slow cooked ...

    Nov 8th 2011
    Nov 4th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    Exactly, dianne! Why discourage and insult people who are just starting out? That's not positive or helpful at all. If you want to see and use so...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    That was rude and uncalled for, beardwiz.

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's reply:

    I know that yogurt & honey are not allowed. Most of us here know that. I wasn't about to use chocolate protein powder in a savory recipe. I ...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's reply:

    In what way is this recipe not SCD? The only thing in the recipe that is not allowed is lemon juice and it's a minimal amount.

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's reply:

    Ah, muffins! YES! The batter is the right consistency. I used the full 20 minute baking time for the cookies so be sure to adjust your time accord...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's tip:

    Just took these out of the oven! I actually like them! COOKING NOTES! The batter smells a little green/grassy. This may put some people off. I...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    The first two weeks are all it takes to adjust to the SCD. Within the first two weeks your cravings should go away and you'll settle into a routin...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    I ditto what tinesloaf and 42Wired said!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to dianne978's question:

    String cheese as a pick-me-up?

    Others will tell you this also... if you're hungry between meals you're not eating enough at each meal. And, if you're eating enough at each meal there should be no need to snack between meals. H...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    I know! I won't use any other vanilla! I live in a community where there are a lot of Hispanics so we have at least four Mexican groceries here i...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to BB1888's question:

    Sugar....what can I do??

    Try adding cinnamon, of course, and vanilla! Make sure it's pure vanilla without any sugar added. If you can find it Mexican vanilla is the BEST!!!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to Vtine311's question:

    5 days inbetween cheat days

    I had two cheat days in a row at my niece's wedding. The day of the wedding and the day after for a big family picnic. I ate tons of cake, pasta, bread, and drank lots of beer and champagne. It di...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    Oh, didn't think that it might not be available in Italy. In my grocery there are grinders in the natural food section... one for peanuts and one ...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to jtc's tip:

    Let's hear it for Cauliflower Rice!

    I love cauliflower rice!!! For those that don't have a food processor you can just use a cheese grater with large holes over a bowl. It's super fast and easy. I also don't have a microwave so I...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to Vittoria Solano's question:

    sugar fix after a meal???

    I was the same way. I always loved to have a piece of chocolate after a meal. However, after time the cravings do go away. However, occasionally the craving will rear its ugly head and when that's...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    Thanks, Jones! I had my annual thyroid checkup yesterday. The doc was looking at my chart and read, "Overweight" (last time he saw me ...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta shared a tip:

    Garbanzo Cookies!

    Don't let the word COOKIE throw you off! Just saw this recipe on Bodyrock.tv. It looks like it might be an awesome to-go food for those on the go! I'm going to make these as soon as I can, but i...

    Nov 2nd 2011

    Exactly what I was imagining, too! So cute, Gretchen!

    Nov 1st 2011
    loretta replied to Dana W's blog post:

    HALLOWEEN!

    No kiddies in the house, no trick or treaters come to the house out here in the boonies = no candy in the house! All's well here!

    Nov 1st 2011
    loretta replied to Minnesota's question:

    Check-in Time -- October

    First off... congratulations to you all on your continued progress! YAY! It's Day 112 or 16 weeks on the SCD. Started out at 188 lbs and am down to 169. Total lost: 19 pounds. I had a major st...

    Oct 30th 2011
    loretta commented on kiki's reply:

    Yup, it's the sugar. If I eat a ton of sugar-laden or high-carb foods later in the evening I wake up at 3:00 am with my heart racing. I try to eat...

    Oct 30th 2011

    Waffles! You people are giving me a ton of ideas for an epic cheat day!!!

    Oct 28th 2011
    loretta commented on Dana W's reply:

    Penne vodka is one of my favorites. Dang! Now I'm going to be craving that as well!

    Oct 28th 2011
    loretta replied to Vtine311's blog post:

    Tomorrow is cheat day for most!

    I'm moving mine to Sunday this week because we're having a Halloween party. Not sure what all is on the menu since it's a potluck, but I'll be baking some sort of gooey chocolate chili cupcakes wi...

    Oct 28th 2011
    loretta commented on Beorn86's reply:

    And, also keep in mind that most portions in the "real" world are very disproportionate. Portion sizes have gotten larger and larger ove...

    Oct 27th 2011

    If there are any natural food co-ops in your area they probably have deli meats that are free from additives.

    Oct 27th 2011
    loretta commented on zhunt's reply:

    I also hear that pressure cookers are a good way to cook, too!

    Oct 27th 2011
    loretta commented on 42Wired's reply:

    I know you weren't suggesting to go raw. I just wanted to note that it still takes some preparation since that's what Arelleth was originally aski...

    Oct 26th 2011
    loretta commented on 42Wired's reply:

    Raw doesn't necessarily mean no prep work!

    Oct 26th 2011
    loretta replied to Bugzy's tip:

    Obesity, Leptin Resistance, and 4HB

    Excellent! Thanks for sharing this link. I've done a little bit of reading on this lately and definitely want to understand it better before I ask my doctor for some tests next week!

    Oct 26th 2011
    loretta replied to Dana W's question:

    Teach me abt fat consumption

    I've read this. I just need to find my original source and see if can either post a reference for you or a link. I will find it and get back to you... xo

    Oct 26th 2011
    loretta replied to Cathieely Enter last name's question:

    hurt my knee

    If you hurt your knee doing standing kettlebell swings and you are attempting the KB on your own without any prior training I would highly recommend signing up for a kettlebell training session wi...

    Oct 26th 2011
    loretta commented on Jake's reply:

    Uhm... Yea. Dude! Post a link to that recent post. I missed that and am curious!!!

    Oct 26th 2011
    loretta commented on wombat's reply:

    Same here! Cauliflower! HATED it! But, have since discovered several different ways to prep it and I now LOVE it!!!

    Oct 26th 2011
    loretta replied to Arelleth's question:

    No Cooking on Slow Carbs

    This may seem like a silly question, but at what point do you hate cooking? Right from the start? Five minutes in? 10? 20? 30? Long winded post ahead... I LOVE to cook for a crowd, but hate doin...

    Oct 26th 2011
    loretta replied to 42Wired's question:

    Need Some Good Red Wine

    If you have a good wine store or any wineries in your area I'd like to suggest going there and talking with the shop keeper or vintner. They're extremely knowledgeable and can help you find someth...

    Oct 23rd 2011
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    Oct 22nd 2011