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  • USA, it’s very interesting what you are doing.
    I was wondering, are you planning to take a multi vit and minerals?
    Just personally, I’d always include an apple! The old saying about ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ I think has some good basis. I read recently they contain something that protects your heart and help with sugar regulation. http://www.webmd.com/heart/news/20110412/apple-good-for-your-heart

    I’m just into the night after my third FAST day (I have just water and tea) so will have breakfast at noon tomorrow. Really, hunger is not a problem at all; just habit of eating at certain times and triggers (tv programmes lol!) and the fun and interest that eating brings to my day.

    Speedy

    funny u talked about apples

    i eat half on fastday & up2 2 on nonfastdays

    i never core them i eat everything except the stem

    lately i have been putting apples in a chopper w/ egg and oatmeal & nuts & ricotta sour cream and the seasoning

    making what i call apple pie pancakes (still experimenting also with grinding air popcorn) 😀

    u might like that mayb u’ll come up w/ something better

    definitely vitamin & minerals

    couscous has a great point w/ low gi/gl 2

    the habit part is so true w/tv 🙂

    thanks 4 the link will look @ it

    Couscous

    lol

    did research the 70% i was probably tired

    but thanks again 4 thinking about low gi/gl

    i have chart of low glicymic index foods

    that will help in these 11days 😀

    USA I think you are over-analysing. Lots of people go 11 days not eating at all when ill with no noticeable ill-effects.

    If I were you I’d eat good quality meat and fish, a handful of nuts/seeds (for essential oils) and a handful of berries and MOUNTAINS of leafy veg. You might find it easier, rather than trying to divi it up into tiny meals to just eat once a day. That way you wouldn’t need to bother with 500cal days, you’d be doing a mini fast every day – rather like Ramadan.

    30 years ago, I got to know the UK’s first allergist – a clever and kind man. He, and his whole family only ate once a day. They were all very fit and healthy. I’m not sure its how cave man would have eaten, though. Hunter-gatherers would presumably have nibbled on the leaves and berries as they went along to save carrying too much.

    Ruthi

    actually no

    i’m looking @ this as

    nonfastdays 2 meals a day

    fastday 1 meal a day

    just researching the most healthiest & downloading free cooking ebooks from my public library i can loan them 4
    21 days

    this is a normal procedure since doing fastdays

    i’m aware of the religious 40 day fastdays

    in fact i don’t know where i read it
    but they r not all thin

    in fact dr mosley has a very old poem of a faster in 1207.

    http://thefastdiet.co.uk/fasting-a-poem-by-jelaluddin-rumi/

    ur menu is what i have been doing
    however,
    it’s always nice 2 come out w/ cool flavors thus research 😀

    thanks

    started 😀

    schedule 4
    11 days

    800 *11 days = 8800 cals
    8800-950-800-500-900-800-900-800-900-800-950-500 = 0cals

    DAY 1 (allowed 950 cals 10 more days 2 go 🙂 )

    still not hungry even though it is a reversaltype2 nonfastday

    decided 2 have all @ 6pm 1 1/2 more hours 2 go 🙂

    Eggs, fried, no fat added 3 small egg(s) 160
    bacon uncured thin 4 thin slice 108
    Collards, fresh, cooked (no salt or fat added) 2 cup 67

    2 make a tomato soup

    flaxmilk unsweetenned ½ cup 12
    Tomato sauce no salt 2 cup 140

    snack after
    Hummus ½ cup 218
    Cabbage, green, raw 1 cup, chopped 22
    Almonds, unroasted 8 almond 55
    apple freezedried fugi 1 bag kirkland ¾ cup, sliced 35
    Fruit juice bar, frozen, stevia 2 bar (1.75 fl oz) 48
    jello pudding sugar free 1 cup 60

    Your Menu Total 925 cals (lower yay)

    NUTRITION

    this covers all except

    +α-Linolenic Acid (g)***1.1 g 0.6 g Under
    + Potassium 4700 mg 3296 mg Under
    + Magnesium 320 mg 311 mg Under
    + Zinc 8 mg 7 mg Under
    + Vitamin D 15 µg 10 µg Under
    + Thiamin1.1 mg 0.7 mg Under

    i think my supplements will cover the deficiency
    some i don’t know what they do
    back 2 researching

    happy fastdays & nonfastdays 2 all

    any type2’ers that would like 2 do this 2?

    oops forgot carbs & dietary fiber

    + Carbohydrate (g)***
    130 g
    141 g
    OK

    + Dietary Fiber
    21 g
    30 g
    OK

    DAY 2
    9 more days 2 go 🙂 )

    well i have leftover cals from yesterday because i was not hungry

    still made sure it was nutritious

    LUNCH

    Kale, fresh, cooked (no salt or fat added) 1¼ cup 46
    Olive oil 2 teaspoon 80
    meatless Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™ 1 cup 160
    Garlic, raw ½ clove 2

    DINNER
    Lentil soup madras 2 cups 300

    SNACKS
    Almonds, unroasted 8 almond 55
    apple freezedried fugi 1 bag kirkland ¾ cup, sliced 35
    Cheese, cottage, fat free, dry curd 1 cup, dry type 104
    jello pudding sugar free 1 cup 60

    Your Menu Total 842

    ( been searching 4 a complete meal w/ all the nutrition but low cal seems 2 b impossible so must make up in supplements)

    NUTRITION
    this covers all except

    Carbohydrate (g)***130 g 111 g Under
    Dietary Fiber 21 g 42 g OK
    Calcium 1200 mg 827 mg Under
    Potassium 4700 mg 2376 mg Under
    Magnesium 320 mg 245 mg Under
    Selenium 55 µg 34 µg Under
    Vitamin B6 1.5 mg 1.0 mg Under
    Vitamin D 15 µg 3 µg Under
    Vitamin E 15 mg AT 9 mg AT Under
    Folate 400 µg DFE 337 µg DFE Under
    Niacin 14 mg 7 mg Under
    Choline 425 mg 298 mg Under

    otherwise no bad feelings not hungry

    i think it’s easier 4 us fasters 2 do this regimen
    our bodies & minds r used 2 this lifestyle

    have not weighed myself only after the 11 days will 😀

    still no type2’ers?

    happy fastdays & nonfastdays 2 all♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    Jello? Every day? Presumably with sweeteners in it?

    hi ruthi

    up way late can’t sleep

    yep it has xylitol a natural sweetner my dr said that
    all the other artificial sweeteners can’t have except stevia & the above

    it’s gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

    Yuk!

    There’s natural and there’s natural. It may have been made from nI can’t find the reference now, but ALL sweet things, ‘natural’ or otherwise provoke an insulin response. The result in the longer term is/can be insulin resistance and then T2D.

    Xylitol is about as natural as cocaine. here’s what I found about how it is manufactured “Xylitol is a molecular cousin to sugar and is derived from the crushed fibers of sugar cane […birch wood or corn…] using a multi-step chemical reaction that involves the use of sulfuric acid, calcium oxide, phosphoric acid and active charcoal. The end product is a a bleached, powdery blend of sugar alcohols that taste sweet on the tongue but are not absorbed by the body.”

    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah 🙁

    i get my Xylitol from the amish here in pa usa
    no grocery store

    they do not use

    chemicals or even machinery everything is organic
    it is what they have always use instead of sugar

    ??????????????

    & stevia is a plant

    So how do they get the Xylitol out of the source material? Do they have some secret process? Because there ain’t no organic Xylitol on the market anywhere else that I can find. I assume that if you are buying it direct from the Amish they are principled enough not to be kidding you with sleight of hand descriptions,

    As for Stevia, have you tried it? Its revolting! Even the Stevia extract (Truvia in the UK) has a really off aftertaste.

    And they are still sweeteners, they still mess with your brain, and your pancreas, even if they don’t give you cancer (but apparently they might in large doses).

    Don’t get me wrong, I have been known to eat junk food (although not on a daily basis any more). I just don’t kid myself its nutritious.

    ruthi

    u got me thinking very hard

    “And they are still sweeteners, they still mess with your brain, and your pancreas”

    i will not use any sweeteners on these 11 days

    by the way there isn’t any aftertaste 4 stevia 4 me

    but saccharin % NutraSweet ugh ugh yuk

    hope that did not sabotage my goal 🙁

    i really appreciate u as a sounding board 🙂

    keep being one

    2day is the fastday i have not gotten near my scale dying 2
    but will stick 2 after the 11 days

    happy nonfastdays & fastdays ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    ruthi & all 🙂

    still have not eaten probably @ 7pm
    will post late tonight

    ruthi found a good replacement

    for a sweetner healthy 2 😀

    going 2 try this mixture on my revnonfastday

    coconut fresh figs cocoa powder flax milk

    Glycemic Load of Dried Figs 11

    Getting enough calcium
    eat more broccoli♥, bok choy♥, collard greens♥,
    kale♥, mustard greens, turnip greens, and okra.
    Dried figs♥, dried beans♥, almonds♥, and fish
    with edible bones♥ such as sardines and
    canned salmon♥ are also sources of calcium.

    http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/articles/nutrition-and-meal-planning/calories_the_key_to_weight_control/all/

    Getting enough iron

    should make sure their diet
    is rich in low-fat cuts of meat and poultry,
    low-sugar fortified cereals, dried beans♥,
    dried fruit♥, and green, leafy vegetables♥.
    Vegetarians should be aware that the body
    will absorb more iron from plant sources of iron if
    the iron-containing food is eaten along with a food
    that is high in vitamin C. ♥

    http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/articles/nutrition-and-meal-planning/calories_the_key_to_weight_control/all/

    ( i have always been drinking lemon juice
    w/ allot of water no sweetener 😉 ruthi

    especially after seeing that documentary w/ dr mosley in it
    about deficiencies

    Diet and Disease FIRST BROADCAST: 11 Sep 2008 BBC Four
    The lengths doctors go to to uncover connections between what we eat and what we die from.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdZBxRx5xfc

    coconut♥

    The results suggest the beneficial
    effect of inclusion of coconut fiber in the diet
    A high intake of dietary fiber, particularly
    of the soluble type

    http://www.journalofdiabetology.org/Pages/Releases/PDFFiles/TENTHISSUE/Com-6-JOD-12-008.pdf

    cocoa powder♥

    Polyphenol-Rich Cocoa and Chocolate: Potential Role in the Prevention of Diabetes

    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-61779-803-0_24

    happy nonfastdays & fastdays ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    DAY 3
    8 more days 2 go 🙂 )

    FASTDAY 500 CALS

    DINNER (earlier 5:30pm 🙂 hungry!!!!!!!!!!) 😀

    Clams Minced 1 cup, drained 88
    Garlic, raw 1 clove 4
    kelp noodles (choppered 2 rice size) 1 cup 12
    Olive oil 1 teaspoon 40
    Spinach, fresh, cooked (no salt or fat added) 1 cup 41

    AFTER DINNER SNACKS

    apple freezedried fugi 1 bag kirkland ¾ cup, sliced 35
    Cheese, cottage, fat free, dry curd 1 cup, 104
    String cheese, part skim 50 calorie 1 stick 50
    pistachio no salt 40 nut 120

    Your Menu Total 495

    still♪♪♪♪♪♪♪I FEEEEEEEEEEEL♪♪♪♪♪♪♪GOOOOOOOOOD♪♪♪♪♪♪♪nanananananana♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    happy nonfastdays & fastdays ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    Hi USA, am watching your progress on this.
    Good Luck.

    Couscous

    thanks

    still feeling good

    really want 2 c how much i weigh

    but it is about the reversing 😀

    how r u doing one ur 6/1?

    Hi USA, no I am still 5:2 having fallen off the wagon and got back on again. Have lost between 4-5 lb in last 2 weeks to help get me back on track. Re the chocolate issue. I looked up some research following your comments. Lots out there but it seems that 70% may be the magic no re health benefits. Problem I have with the possible benefits are that with all the other research to impact in a positive way on internal health does chocolate become part of or instead of other dietary regimes. As you have said and many know some foods interact in different ways when combined. I still follow K.I.S.S. only because I am fairly lucky with my health.
    Good luck with your prog.

    DAY 4
    7 more days 2 go 🙂 )

    second vegetarian day

    i’m becoming a flexitarian 😀

    i’m really really surprised i’m not hungry
    i wonder why?
    i keep accumulating calories
    could have had over 1000 cals 2day

    but NOT

    i forgot 2 say all during this i drink lemon juice water

    no sweetener
    just feel it will protect me better than tea or coffee

    luckily i had soup leftover did not feel like cooking

    DINNER

    Lentil soup 2 cups 300

    SNACKS

    apple freezedried fugi 1 bag kirkland ¾ cup, sliced 35
    Cracker, black rice 10 cracker 115
    String cheese, part skim 50 calorie 3 stick 150

    Your Menu Total 600

    i might add later on with snacks por a teaspoon of olive oil
    2
    kick in the mediterranean part

    certainly have room 4 more but my body is not hungry 😀

    if any one wants the list

    nutrition wise i will b happy 2 copy paste it

    or @ the end of it all whatever kind of report

    still♪♪♪♪♪♪♪
    I FEEEEEEEEEEEL♪♪♪♪♪♪♪GOOOOOOOOOD♪♪♪♪♪♪♪nanananananana♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

    happy nonfastdays & fastdays ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪ & now the 4/2/1’s 😉

    Couscous,

    i can tell ur a 6/1ner

    u lost 4-5 lbs just like that

    that is fantastic

    it’s like u r the maestro &
    ur body the orchestra

    u tell it what to do & it listens

    so so cool

    again u will achieve that 6/1 elite status soon 😉

    concerning the chocolate i’m just going 2 use cocoa powder unsweetenned
    4 now after the reversal & do more research

    thanks 4 being my cheering sounding-board & again will never

    mind the constructive criticism

    did u c the dr’s new bbc video not horizon?
    where he is in a corset
    he is super thin again a 6/1er

    goodnight enjoy ur chocolate button right 😉

    USA on a slightly different tack, are you on any other medication? Other than metformin, I mean.

    Ruthi

    how r u? 🙂

    how r u doing in this FDL (fastdaylifestyle)?

    tell me
    the where what & how & feel?

    yes, i take high blood pressure meds & for cholesterol niacin since i won’t take statins (made my liver look like an alcoholic’s & i don’t drink ugh meds ugh)

    my dad who was a super healthy skinny person who had very high blood pressure silent heart attacks & unusually high cholesterol
    congestive heart etc……

    looked @ me & said i’m sorry that i gave u

    some of my rotten genes 2 u 🙁

    i miss him & my mom who was super healthy slim 2
    he was always in2 bicycling vegetarian in great shape
    both never drank never smoked
    a very painful leukemia got her ugh 🙁

    just goes 2 show when u die u die

    still, got 2 keep healthy

    can’t have those fatalistic give up thoughts

    have u seen dr michael’s video on (i’m going 2 watch it tonight)

    The Truth About Vitamins

    Vitamins without doubt are vital to our health.
    And it remains possible that high dose vitamin
    supplements will one day be proven to protect
    against illnesses like heart disease and cancer.
    But so far, definitive evidence for these claims
    remains largely elusive. And as we discover more
    about some vitamins, it is increasingly clear that
    in large doses they can have unexpected,
    and sometimes dangerous consequences.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7gPyDZZv4

    wish u w/ all of my heart ♥ that u r fine & happy!

    Well, this week I haven’t fasted. I’m staying with my daughter in the south of France because she just had a baby. She lost a lot of blood and is very anaemic, so I am busily encouraging her to eat well, and watching me fast would worry her.

    I’ll watch the vitamin programme – it doesn’t seem to be barred here, although lots of UK programmes are. My french isn’t good enough for stand-up comedy!

    I read somewhere that beta-blockers increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. Not ideal given your family history!

    ruthi,

    congrats!!!!!!!!! on the grandchild
    boy or girl?

    good health 2 ur daughter

    ▄† NOW WHAT! MORE CURVE BALLS! ▄† UGH ≠≠≠≠≠UGH≠≠≠≠≠ UGH≠≠≠≠≠

    ▄† beta blockers & type2! ▄† (the symbol of my tomb 🙁 )

    oh well i’ll just keep on trucking & enjoy life 😀

    no matter how many ▲▲▲▲▲▲ 2 climb 😀

    here is a link 2 full length movies for free romantic/ holiday etc….

    hope it works (i know in the us i can’t watch ur uk programs
    but utube 2 the rescue yay 🙂 ) it must be political or greed

    u both enjoy

    https://www.google.com/search?q=full+hallmark+movies+to+watch+on+youtube+for+free&num=100&lr=lang_en&newwindow=1&hl=en&gl=us&qscrl=1&tbs=lr:lang_1en,dur:l&tbm=vid&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=SulFUsL6AYGN2gXY54CQDA&ved=0CB8QpwUoAw&biw=1241&bih=590&dpr=1

    à tout à l’heure (see you later) where near in the south of france in nice or marseilles?

    Boy, Hugo. He’s not my first grandchild, but her first and its all a bit of a shock. I am honoured to be allowed to help! Hugo is absolutely fine, and she will be in time.

    We are in Pau, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. A lovely town, and really nice friendly people – so different to the Parisians.

    ruthi,

    u must be so proud of ur daughter & hugo

    the pyrenees that’s basque they speak isn’t it?

    never been there
    heard they r nice & their food is delicious

    i speak french fluently
    lived in paris

    understand ur feelings

    i was translating 4 someone on why the attitude???????????

    & this french parisian said “that by the time we might be friendly or nice there already gone” w/ a big smile on his face
    what a ◎ ugh

    so is hugo going 2 be bilingual is ur daughter 2 🙂

    have a restful time w/ ur family

    & wish ur daughter allot of peaceful healing surrounded by her loving family

    bon appetit it’s time 2 eat 🙂 ♨

    will post after dinner♨

    DAY 5
    6 more days 2 go 🙂 )

    i can’t believe i’m becoming a vegetarian
    this is the 3rd veggieday 😀

    being this low in calories maybe ur tummy craves vegetables not meat. weird weird weird

    it’s getting way 2 easy not 2 eat carrying over allot of cals

    force myself 2 eat this dinner still have not eaten snacks

    again drink unsweetened lemon juice water all day

    this was the best soup i have ever made
    never thought of adding lentils 2 a vegetable soup
    it ads more proteins 2 but taste is better

    that us gov site i use ★(it’s on my profile click name)★ when u click ur nutrition of the day
    & c something missing u really start changing ur recipes ★(it let’s u build recipes)★ so that u add more nutritional ingredients 2 compensate cooooooooooool 😀

    i wander what other beans out there r higher nutritionally

    DINNER♨

    Vegetable soup, home recipe w/lentils 4 cup 640

    Almonds, unroasted 8 almond 55
    apple freezedried fugi 1 bag kirkland ¾ cup, sliced 35
    Fig, dried, uncooked unsweetenned 1 fig 21
    String cheese, part skim 50 calorie 3 stick 150

    Your Menu Total 901 cals

    Carbohydrate (g)115 g
    Dietary Fiber 35 g

    again so curious 2 ∞ (infinity symbol)
    have not weighed myself still ugh ∞
    the mantra in my head only after the 11 days will 😀

    ▶☞☞ r there really no type2diab′ers out there? ☜☜◀

    still♬♫♬♫♬♫♬♫♬♫♬♬♫♬♫♬♫♬♫♬♫♬♬♫♬♫♬♫♬♫♬♫♬
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    happy nonfastdays & fastdays♬♫♬♫♥♬♥♫♬♥♫♬♥♫♬♬♫♬♫♥♬♥♫♬♥♫♬♥♫♬

    & now the 4/2/1′s &♬♫♬♫♬♬♫♬♫♥♬♥♫♬♥♫♬♥♫♬ &
    ønonfastdays/5feastdays/2fastdays-200cals♬♫♬♫♬ 0/5/2-200’ers

    Hi usa!

    I’ve been a veggie for about two years now (I don’t eat fish either – fish is dead animal too dammit! Never have understood veggies who eat fish). Loads of receipes on ‘Marmiton’ like this one…. http://www.marmiton.org/recettes/recette_soupe-potiron-coco-gingembre_38780.aspx
    Enjoy and great respect to you for taking the veggie route.

    @chrissieinbrittany
    “I don’t eat fish either – fish is dead animal too dammit! Never have understood veggies who eat fish). ”

    I don’t eat animals that have parents, either.

    Fish, mostly salmon and tuna, I will eat. They have bad parents and are more socially acceptable, with lots of protein.

    Enjoy.

    If you say so dear! Have a nice day!!!

    ruthi,

    concerning 10 yr follow up
    changed it 2 this topic

    how r u all doing?

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

    i must have been tired or was researching/reading 2 much it was i thought it was the other way around oops (must have copy pasted wrong link)
    went back & found the abstract

    i like it better not as much gobbledygook ;D

    http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa0806470#t=abstract

    i’m 2 tired 2 try to find the study where it is the diet ugh

    i didn’t watch the video yet on vitamins
    by dr mosley (always re-post 4 newbies have 2 get in2 that habit 😀 )

    The Truth About Vitamins
    Vitamins without doubt are vital to our health.
    And it remains possible that high dose vitamin
    supplements will one day be proven to protect
    against illnesses like heart disease and cancer.
    But so far, definitive evidence for these claims
    remains largely elusive. And as we discover more
    about some vitamins, it is increasingly clear that
    in large doses they can have unexpected,
    and sometimes dangerous consequences.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7gPyDZZv4

    hugs2u

    ChrissieinBrittany,

    bretonnaise right? from the best food in france

    alsacien/ne r u a chef?

    merci merci merci 4

    http://www.marmiton.org/

    don’t have pumkin but butternut squash

    http://www.marmiton.org/recettes/recette_soupe-potiron-coco-gingembre_38780.aspx

    i like allot of garlic & spices

    don’t use allot of salt starting 2 csalt due 2 dr

    went 2 ur profile / no profile 🙁

    please keep giving me ideas very appreciated

    i have tried tried tried 2 go veg

    somehow that is all my body wants vegetables

    supeeeere etrange weird

    who knows i might go carnivorous months from now

    the respect is 4 u & only u it is a very courageux/se stance
    i know it is a very respectful deep personal belief

    what happened 2 yrs ago 4 u 2 change 2 a veggieater

    when where what how why etc… ? 🙂

    also the same questions 4 the fastday lifestyle

    what r the french colloquially calling it this way of living?

    concerning fish: my 2 religious vegetarian friend

    said “if jesus/god supplied them, then, i will eat them”

    he doesn’t eat any other animal that has been supplied in the bible 😀

    so qui sui’ge?

    veg/carn/flex?

    a tout alors & merci encore une autre fois

    vive la vie!!!!

    I’m sure that butternut squash will do perfectly! I’ve just picked a huge one in the veggie patch for roasting tomorrow.

    I don’t know how to do all the gubbins on the site so I haven’t done a profile but I’m 45, mum of three teenagers living in central Brittany, France since 1999. Before that I lived in the UK for five years where my French husband learned to speak English. Before that I had another life as a croupier in the south of France.
    Always had to watch my weight – not fair; skinny brother, tall, willowy mother.
    I’ve done ww on and off for years and finally lost the weight on my own (with my wii for company). It’s been creeping back on though and, like a lot of us here, I saw the documentary on 5:2 and have been 5:2ing since July. Have some great days and some horrendous ones. Haven’t weighed in because I don’t want to be disappointed. Sometimes clothes feel looser and sometimes not. It may be working. I’ll have to set a date to get on those scales!
    Nothing particular happened to make me go veggie . I just realised I didn’t like the idea of killing animals for food when we can get all we need from other sources.I don’t see a burger or a chicken wing anymore, I just see a dead animal. It’s only my very humble, personal opinion and I don’t push it on anyone (and I’m not asking for anyone’s opinion). Certainly not here in France! It’s a very ‘meaty’ country and a lot of people think I’m nuts! Imagine if I tell them I fast twice a week too!!!
    No I’m not a chef and we call ourselves Les Bretons. I’m an honorary one;)
    Bye for now!
    Chrissie.

    Les Bretons. the an honorary one;)

    so i guess that means the fdl (fastdaylifestyle) is not going french & their name 4 it is ingonito 😉

    wish u success in the fdl♬♬♬♬♬

    I can’t see it catching on here but you never know!

    they r probably dukaneesers 😀

    found it

    Le régime fast de Michael Mosley (6 janvier 2014)

    it’s coming soon

    http://www.amazon.fr/r%C3%A9gime-fast-Michael-Mosley/dp/2848996625/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380389260&sr=1-1&keywords=dietetique+mosley

    well i’m going 2 go make that butternut

    merci encore

    DAY 6

    5 more days 2 go 🙂 )

    this is the 4th veggieday 😀

    i’m going the vegetarian way still AMAAAZING!

    cals carrying over over over

    HUNGRIER 2DAY

    going 2 eat earlier 2night going 2 bed earlier

    did not sleep well last night 🙁

    figure i add more wholegrain 2day

    LUNCH

    butternut squash 1 cup, sliced 125
    veg broth nosalt ½ cup 10

    DINNER

    Lima beans casserole 2 cup 420

    SNACKS

    cheese Light Garlic & Herb thelaughingcow 4 wedge 140
    Crackers, Black Rice Sesame mini round    BAG  224
    Fig, dried, uncooked unsweetenned   1 fig 21
    apple freezedried fugi 1 bag kirkland ¾ cup, sliced 35

    Your Menu Total 975 cals

    NUTRITION

    Whole Grains
    11½ oz.

    Protein (% Calories)***
    69% Calories

    Carbohydrate (g)***
    207 g

    Dietary Fiber
    29 g

    still fine not weak yay

    hope i 🙁 sleep zzzzz better 2night 😀

    happy nonfastdays & fastdays OR any other combination ;D ♬♪♬♪♬♪♬♪☆♬♪♬♪ goodnight ♬♪♬♪♬♪♬♪sweethearts♬♪♬♪♬♪♬♪♥♥♥♥♥♥

    @chrissieinbrittany
    “It’s a very ‘meaty’ country and a lot of people think I’m nuts! Imagine if I tell them I fast twice a week too!!!”

    It’s a meaty country here in the USA also.

    I suspect that eating behaviors will change due to the success of fasting. Diets and exercise alone have not worked, while a fasting lifestyle, in all the different variations, will succeed.

    We see the success here.

    Glad that we could connect.

    Heureux que nous pourrions connecter.

    I’m following your project with great interest USA! You’re doing great 🙂

    What are you planning to do to check what effect this has had on you? Is it a question of comparing your (average?) blood sugar readings with before or is there another way?
    Sorry if this is a stupid question!

    hi,

    speedy

    it is never stupid, by asking a question, ur intelligent 🙂

    since my insurance is out it is @ it’s limit 4 this yr
    concerning blood tests

    i have 2 figure the cost/ research the least expensive accurate reliable test & then
    find out if i reversed it yay

    i will post results & what test 2 do (i’m no dr or even have a medical/science brain but have always loved science so i guess i’m a right brain girl loving the left brain sigh 🙂 )

    now i know that the men took 11 days & women took 2 months ugh

    i figured since my body has been fasting b4 & is used 2 this

    i’ll do the 11 days. i hope it works if not i guess i’ll start all over again ugh & do the 2 months ugh ugh ugh 4 women

    i mean this is my second try

    because the 1st time i had the stomach flue so had 2 stop

    this time seems 2 be good however c way b low

    maybe adf way more cals during day who knows ?????

    did u c their research?

    BIG SHOUT OUT OF THANKS THANKS 2 COUCOUS 😀

    4 posting the research

    i’ll post it again & there’s a video which i could not watch because i’m a yankee 🙂

    4 uk posters

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-food-hospital/4od

    Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

    http://www.ncl.ac.uk/magres/research/diabetes/reversal.htm

    then lastnight! i woke up in the middle of the night
    sweating (no longer have hot flashes) & weak.

    went & drank a glass of flaxmilk & pistachios seem 2 help
    will count the cals 4 2day

    now i don’t know if it was the dried unsalted edamame (green soy beans) i ate 4 a snack earlier no gmo all natural
    however, i found out it came from china. lately some of their citizens
    do not have a great reputation of being concerned about safety for anyone’s health 🙁

    don’t think i will eat that 4 now
    shoot they were delish

    so i don’t know it could be my body is resisting this experiment

    also i have not had any eggs but i think i will get some

    & maybe some uncured bacon 4 fat (sorry vegetarians) or NOT more olive oil
    avocados who knows???????????

    last night through a curve-ball &

    scared the living days out of me!

    still stil still will continue

    any suggestions?

    by the way what about u

    how r u?

    speedy

    sorry 🙁

    forgot u did read the report

    If you want to watch some seriously depressing TV go to Youtube and find ‘The men who made us fat’ and ‘The men who made us thin’. The only thing is they were made before fasting was thought of as mainstream, so we can all hope that beats the statistics on other slimming regimes.

    @ruthi
    “If you want to watch some seriously depressing TV ”

    No – not this year.

    Could you sum it up for us?

    ruthi did u c all b low?

    don’t know if i want 2 get depressed but it sounds like a good thing 2 view 2 make an informed decision

    thought i would post what u were talking about

    still have not

    seen dr mosley’s

    The Truth About Vitamins

    Vitamins without doubt are vital to our health.
    And it remains possible that high dose vitamin
    supplements will one day be proven to protect
    against illnesses like heart disease and cancer.
    But so far, definitive evidence for these claims
    remains largely elusive. And as we discover more
    about some vitamins, it is increasingly clear that
    in large doses they can have unexpected,
    and sometimes dangerous consequences.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7gPyDZZv4

    The Men Who Made Us Fat ”Episode 1/3”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6nGlLUBkOQ

    The Men Who Made Us Fat ”Episode 2/3”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owekbSp7wU0

    The Men Who Made Us Fat ”Episode 3/3”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlQHXkOUjeI

    2ND PART

    The Men Who Made Us Thin Episode One

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-_LoAm_etU

    The Men Who Made Us Thin Ep 2 HD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltVHDWD5CUM

    The Men Who Made Us Thin Episode Three

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERrd8cEtwBk

    The Men Who Made Us Thin Episode Four

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1uaHTh7iVs

    I think in years to come our current eating habits will be looked at in a similar way to smoking in the 40s and 50s – when they thought it cleared your chest and drs would offer you a smoke!

    I saw The Men Who Made Us Fat and things that stuck in my mind were:
    – Politicians deciding to believe ‘science’ that said Fat was the baddie not sugar. The reports that found sugar was the real culprit were quietly shelved.
    And the chap who pushed Fructose corn syrup rather than real sugar when sugar prices rose and the ‘uncertainty’ about how HFCS is used in our bodies. It’s processed very different than proper sugar in our bodies. Voices that doubted that fat was the baddie – such as Atkins for an example – were poo pooed.

    – Supersizing started by a chap after he saw McD’s customers eating every last crumb of their chips and that bigger servings bring more profit than they cost to produce.

    – How marketing has really mucked up the whole food market by cleverly misleading so that Low Fat usually equals high sugar!!! And so people who thought they were making healthy choices according to current science, simply were not.

    Even now, the old mantras are still so prevalent so if you say you are fasting just for 24 hours people nearly faint with horror! Dieticians still say eat every few hours 🙁 Even though fasting is a very old tradition.
    If you read the Diabetes forums you can see how many people are having to research for themselves what they should and should not eat.

    I know none of this is new but somehow it helps me to get it all in order in my mind to write it out 🙂

    @speedy
    “I think in years to come our current eating habits will be looked at in a similar way to smoking in the 40s and 50s ”

    This has already proven to be true.

    “I know none of this is new but somehow it helps me to get it all in order in my mind to write it out ”

    Some of this is new & thanks for clearing this up more.

    How about combining:

    World’s most dangerous food destinations with great food?

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2013/09/28/most-dangerous-food-destinations/2883369/

    There’s something to be said about people’s fascination with treating food as a diversion rather than fuel.

    I watched most of ‘The men who made us….’ a while back, but not recently. But the general gist was that the big companies have more influence on governments than honest doctors and researchers.

    Vitamins wasn’t a great surprise, and rather disappointingly only looked at A, C and E. It wasn’t really anything new. Vit C doesn’t prevent colds, but does shorten them, Vit E doesn’t cure heart disease (but no research on prevention), high dose vit A supplements seem to cause osteoporosis and liver disease (but natural Vit A doesn’t.

    I read recently that people who take vitamin pills live longer, but without reading the original research I can’t take a view on whether, if you are destined to live longer you are more likely to take vitamins, or they actually make a difference. It annoys the hell out of me that so much research is flawed, or limited in its usefulness because the simple questions haven’t been asked!

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