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 Ossie-Sharon 5 days ago

Hi, Gail. I just responded to another post of yours, without seeing this one and realizing that being pressed for time is part of why you want the shakes. As I noted there, Atkins is a bit more processed and artificial than we would recommend, but there are products out there that may suit you. A better choice would be food-based and contain more natural ingredients, such as Vega One (https://myvega.com/products/vega-protein-shake; also available in powder form to mix in a thermos or bottle – https://myvega.com/products/vega-one-shake.

 gailhellerfollin 5 days ago

hello from Gailypoo.
This is absolutely too much food for me? I cant keep up with eating that much and feel overly stuffed when I do. Can I cut back the fruits to 2 per day and the starches a little and still be nutritionally sound. I’m 64 working two jobs, and its too much. Can I replace maybe the snacks with an atkins shake?

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, SkinnyLynn. You can tell if something does not fit this program by looking at the ingredients label. If the product contains any overly processed or refined items or artificial additives, it does not fit. We encourage whole, natural foods and ingredients. Protein drinks are usually not a good choice here, and can work against your efforts – though not all are created equal, and good ones can be better than nothing. If you want to use the ones you received, can you post here the name of it? Thanks.

 SkinnyLynn0427 2 weeks ago

Somebody gave away protein drinks, but I wasn’t sure how to calculate. Is there a way to know if something is not on the plan?

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, SkinnyLynn. Click on the “My Food Choices” icon (an apple) in the toolbar above your menu, then change your selections in the list areas.

 SkinnyLynn0427 2 weeks ago

I’m eating healthy foods, but I’m bringing during the evening.

I’d also like to go back and add more foods to my preferred list and can’t figure out how.

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, SkinnyLynn. Perhaps try to keep tempting snack foods out of the house, until you get used to not overdoing them. Also, try to think of a non-food activity that is as soothing as snacking, and do that when you feel the urge to binge coming on. Perhaps sipping on a caffeine-free beverage such as tea might help.

 SkinnyLynn0427 2 weeks ago

Another question: I’m struggling during evening time. Just eat and eat. Any suggestions?

 Ossie-Sharon 2 weeks ago

Hi, hebuehne. If you use the personal version of the Menu Planner application (access it by clicking on the “My Food Choices” icon in the toolbar above your current menu), you will see some of our recipes in the “Recipes” subcategory of each major food group. For newer recipes that have not yet been added into the system, you can use them to substitute for the main ingredient in your meal. You can also match up the exchanges visible at the end of each recipe and when you click on “Exchange mode” in the toolbar above your menu. It doesn’t need to be a perfect match to work.

 hebuehne 3 weeks ago

I have been on the plan for quite sometime and dropped off during the Holidays. I am now back on it but have the same question I have had from the beginning. I have always stuck to the menu given. But, how do I integrate the great sounding receipts you show?
Harry

 Ossie-Sharon 3 weeks ago

Hi, SkinnyLynn. The video discussed artificial or overprocessed versions of popular foods that should be healthy, but have been manipulated into being particularly harmful to your goals. Rather than giving up on them altogether, we encourage better versions in their original, natural forms. Note that the foods discussed in the video are only examples, and many other popular foods have been similarly affected—so it’s good to read labels, be aware of how a food is made, and choose whole foods as much as possible.
1. Regular “whole wheat” bread—this often also contains refined flours, so it is preferred to select “100% whole” grain products (wheat or other). Even with these products, be sure to read the label and avoid hydrogenated fats or similar ingredients such as mono- and diglycerides.
2. Regular margarine—this is often made from chemically altered fats that create health risks similar to those people are trying to avoid by eating a plant-based product. If you must use a hardened oil, t is better to choose those based on coconut oil, and otherwise to use healthy liquid oils, such as olive, as much as possible.
3. Artificial sweeteners—you can read more about this here: https://www.trimdownclub.com/the-best-way-to-sweeten-your-tea-2.
4. Regular orange juice—If it is in a store, it is likely to have been stripped of what makes it healthy. Even if vitamins etc. have been added back in, it really is not the same. Fresh-squeezed is the way to go.
5. Conventional and overly processed soy—organic is fine, and minimally processed items such as tofu, yogurt, and milk, as well as fermented items such as tempeh and natto are fine. However, most pre-packaged mock meats tend to be a problem.

 SkinnyLynn0427 3 weeks ago

Another question: what are the five foods that cause weight gain? They didn’t finish the video🤔

 Ossie-Sharon 3 weeks ago

Hi, SkinnyLynn, and welcome! You don’t need to weight parts of you, just your total weight is needed here.
As for an app, the entire website works on any smartphone.

 SkinnyLynn0427 3 weeks ago

Today is Day 1. Do I measure specific parts of me and weigh myself. Is there a phone app I can download?

 SkinnyLynn0427 3 weeks ago

Hello! I’m on Day 1 and not sure where to begin. Of course I’ll look at recipes, but should I measure specific parts as well as weigh in?

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