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Globee1 9 years ago

This exchange was good for me too. I copied and pasted the info Ossie posted as, because of suffering various conditions (see ‘Medication and Diet’ (Diet & Nutrition) and medication for life, I increased weight from 63 kilos to 76 kilos gradually over 4 years, and I’m 5′ 4″. I’ve felt so sluggish because of constant pain that I was ready for throwing the towel in. However, recently was pleased to have a proper weighing in at the hospital and was told I’d lost almost 4 kilos since my last visit. I struggle to exercise because of pain of fibromyalgia but I try to keep moving and have tried to stick to the recipes I love in the programme. So it was good news as I never believed that this would work! So Alexis and R2b2 – don’t give up! Persevere and you’ll soon start reaping the rewards!

leonajo 9 years ago

I agree with Cynt. You need to have faith in yourself and stick with it.
“You must be the change you want to see” http://thepowerofgratitude.shawwebspace.ca

Cynt 9 years ago

Lots of fat people marry..it’s all in your attitude..your wt is making you miserable…soooo come on and stick with us..in 6 mts you’ll be a new you!!

alexis reynier 9 years ago

hi can i marry someone, im fat and lonely

Ossie-Sharon 9 years ago

Hi, r2b2. You need each day about 200 grams of carbohydrates, 73-95 grams of protein (though the program gives you over 100), and 65-70 grams of fat. The ratio between these should be for every gram of fat, 1.5-2 grams of protein, and 2.5-3 grams of carbohydrates.

r2b2 9 years ago

Hi Ossie,
Sorry I did not respond sooner. Have been away for two days. My height is 5′ 5″ and 95 kg. Hope this helps. Thank you

Ossie-Sharon 9 years ago

Hi, r2b2. Could you list your height and weight?

r2b2 9 years ago

Hi Ossie, Thank you for your response but I live in a small country town and am unable to get lots of the food. I work full time, care for my husband and try to set time aside for my grandchildren as a priority. I am time poor so would love to know the basics to be sure I am getting the correct proportions of everything. I have picked out certain things from various days which I use constantly. Hope you can help me.

Ossie-Sharon 9 years ago

Hi, R2B2 – just follow the menus you get from the Menu Planner – that is the basic pattern.

r2b2 9 years ago

OSSIE Re your response to Jacqueline. What is the rule for us regular people with little exercise – for meals and snacks. And where is fruit in all of this.

Ossie-Sharon 9 years ago

1 carb exchange is equal to 1 slice of bread, 1/2 cup cereal or cooked grains, a handful of crackers, 1 small tortilla or wrap, 1 potato, etc.
1 protein exchange is equal to 1 ounce of meat or meat substitute, a cup of milk or 6 oz yogurt, 1 ounce of cheese, 1 egg, 2 Tbsp nuts or seeds.
1 fat exchange is equal to a teaspoon of oil or butter, 1 oz avocado, 1 Tbsp salad dressing, etc.

Jacqueline 9 years ago

Please clarify When you say 3 carbs, 2 proteins, & 1 fat. As I am very new to all this lingo! Thanks so much.

Ossie-Sharon 9 years ago

Yes – it is recommended that you add 3 carbs, 2 proteins, and a fat each day to your program, preferably between “major” meals.

Deljaid 9 years ago

I have been doing the TrimDown program for 2 weeks and have had great success. However, the day after I do alot of exercise (running between 4-6 miles) I find that I am hungry all day long. Should I be adjusting my portion sizes/food intake to account for the extra activity?

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