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 wserrano 19 hours ago

Thank you Ossie-Sharon. Now I have another question if you don’t mind, How or what can I do to deal with the cravings? I went down to 5 meals and county my carbs and making sure I do go over 60 carbs a day and it works but I get a lot of cravings for sweets specially at the end of the day so what can or I should do?

 Ossie-Sharon 1 day ago

Hi, wserrano. You can learn about food groups (and portion sizes) through this link here: https://www.trimdownclub.com/exchanges-lists/. The first page is the “Carbohydrate” group, which contains the starchy carbohydrates. You can click on the colored category bars to switch groups.

 wserrano 1 day ago

Thanks Ossie-Sharon. Can you please give me an example of which foods are high on starchy carbs? I’m new to all of this and never before had to cut back or pay attention to carbs or nothing like that, it was I like it I eat it, but never in big quantities always portion control so I need help with knowing what has what, what is good or bad and things like that, I would appreciate if you can help me with this, thanks.

 Ossie-Sharon 1 day ago

Hi, wserrano. Yes, you can go from 5 to 6. However, we recommend that you cut back on the starchy carbohydrates, and focus on getting all of your protein and produce.

 wserrano 1 day ago

I tried that today, leavin 2 to 3 hours between meals but it’s just to much food, my stomach is not used to so much food and at the end of the day I feel like my stomach is gonna explode, and yes I do portion control. What can I do, can I go from 6 to 5 meals instead?

 Ossie-Sharon 2 days ago

Hi, wserrano. Most people do well with about 2.5-3 hours between meals/snacks.

 wserrano 2 days ago

Hi, I just started the diet today and I was wondering if anyone can tell me how many hours should I leave in between meals 6 meals a day is a lot to me, I only eat 2 or 3 time a day.This is a lot of food for me really but I also know it has a lot to do with portions so I just need a little help with figuring out the hours I should let pass in between meals. Ideas anyone??

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, mkbjorke. With regard to your wife, she needs about 80% of your portions (a little over 3/4).

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, mkbjorke. If you know the amount of major nutrients, especially per serving, you can calculate the exchanges in each and fit them into your menu pattern. You can see your menu pattern by clicking on “Exchange mode” in the toolbar above your menu. Exchanges are equal to the following approximate amounts of nutrients and Weight Watchers (WW) points:
1 carbohydrate exchange (2 WW points) = 15 grams of carbohydrates + up to 3 grams of protein
1 protein exchange (an average of 1 WW point) = 7 grams of protein + up to 5 grams of fat
1 fat exchange (an average of 2 WW points) = 5 grams of fat
1 fruit exchange = 15 grams of carbohydrates
1 vegetable exchange (0-1 WW point) = 5 grams of carbohydrates + up to 2 grams of protein
1 sweet exchange (about 4 WW points) = up to 15 grams of carbohydrates + up to 5 grams of fat
1 free exchange (0 WW points) = up to 5 grams of carbohydrates or up to 2 grams of protein or fat

 mkbjorke 2 weeks ago

We have recipes that we like (many from Weigh Watchers). How do we determine how these fit in the trim down diet?

 mkbjorke 2 weeks ago

62 years, 140 lbs, 5′ 3.25″, light activity

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, mkbjorke. It’s great to read that you will be doing this together! I just need your wife’s age, height, weight, and general physical activity level, and I will get back to you here with the proportion of your menu that could suit her.

 mkbjorke 2 weeks ago

How do I align my menu with my wife’s menu. If we both use the same menu are there different portions sizes or other adjustments for gender, weight, and age?

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, HrtTrnslplnt. Congratulations in advance! I am always here if you have any questions or concerns.

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, Capic. A “health bar” is a snack bar based on whole food ingredients, for example, “Lara Bar,” “Pure Bar,” etc. You know it is suitable by look at what is in it. See below for the type of ingredients list we recommend:
*Dates, *Cashew Butter, *Dried Blueberries (*Blueberries, *Apple Juice Concentrate), *Almonds, *Walnuts, *Lemon Juice Concentrate.
*Organic

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