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#71 Maura

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:12 PM

it ONLY causes leakage if you exceed the fat intake in one meal.

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    Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:22 PM

    I'm really considering doing Alli. i've been working out and eating very healthy (except for last week) and i'm not really losing. I think i'll just try to keep losing it with diet and exercise and maybe if i still don't have great results i'll try alli in about a month.
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    #73 verrow23

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      Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:45 PM

      A co-worker of mine has been using Alli for about 6 months now and she loves it! She looks great! I will probably start taking it myself!
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      #74 Yari

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        Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:31 PM

        Maura that is great news! Congrats on the pounds loss.

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          Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:38 PM

          Allright Maura you sold me! LOl. I'm going to have to try it but obv after my wedding. And btw I am so proud of you on the weight loss! That is awesome!

          #76 Maura

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          Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:42 PM

          thanks yari & glenda -- and thanks for the carrot G!

          hopefully in the next 3 weeks i can lose 10 more pounds! i think once i add in exercise that should be pretty easy. my first fitting for my big dress is july 19th so i have one month to get skinny! my biggest fear is having to have the seamstress let the waist out instead of taking it in LOL

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            Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:47 PM

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            That's damn good! Have you been working out everyday or just watching the fat grams?

            I wonder what would happen if I start Alli and the Sacred Heart Diet.... might be too hot for my own good! LOL
            I agree with Maura in only doing one or the other. The SHD is kicking my butt. Read the thread and you'll hear all about it!

            Good job Maura on your 5lbs! YAY for you!
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            #78 KHarrod

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              Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:48 PM

              ok, I think Im going to but my pills this weekend. I have been working with apersonal trainer for three weeks and I havent lost any weight. So, maybe Alli will give me the boost that I need to succeed.

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                Posted 20 June 2008 - 03:50 PM

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                Originally Posted by Maura
                i have not worked out one single day this week. I have been too busy and working late so by the time i get home to eat dinner its like 8:30 or 9. i have been too tired to go work out. i have just been religiously watching the fat grams per meal, which honestly is not that hard at all.

                here's what my typical breakfasts are (i alternate every other day):
                Day 1 - 1 cup stoneyfield lowfat vanilla yogurt, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 large sliced strawberry, and 1/4 cup bear naked high protein granola. TOTAL FAT: 9 grams
                Day 2 - 16 oz (same as 2 cups) of 1% lowfat lactaid milk, mixed with 1 scoop of isopure no carb protein powder, chocolate flavor. TOTAL FAT: 5.5 grams

                on weekend days, i just eat the yogurt meal both days and also add coffee with 1/2 cup of fat free milk, NO SUGAR.

                for lunch, i eat a variety of things, but here are the two things i eat most often:
                meal 1 - either a salad of mixed greens with 1 large sliced strawberry, 1 tbsp herbed goat cheese, and ocassionally 1/2 of a sliced grilled chicken breast. for dressing, i bought the low to no fat spray dressing where its 10 sprays = 10 calories or something like that and 10 sprays is more than enough. TOTAL FAT: about 5-8 grams (depending on whether i use chicken or how much goat cheese)

                meal 2 - any subway sandwich off the 6 grams of fat or less menu. as a rule of thumb: i only put lettuce, cucumbers (sometimes tomatoes too but not recently with the salmonella scare), black olives, provolone cheese, and vinegar for the dressing. my two picks for sandwiches are the subway club or the turkey & ham. the vinegar dressing has no fat, so remember if you get oil & vinegar that is going to add several grams of fat. the vinegar alone is preferable and personally i like the taste of the vinegar alone anyway. TOTAL FAT: 6-9 grams depending on the toppings, i do not get cheese every time.

                i often add in either a small bag of baked BBQ lays (3.5 g fat) or similar substitute. nothing more than 4 g fat though.

                dinner -

                we often grill chicken or pork seasoned only with a little sea salt and cracked pepper. here's a secret so that your meat doesnt stick to the grill - put the meat in a ziploc baggie with 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil to coat the chicken. rub it around with the salt & pepper in the bag and then take it out and lightly pat dry with a paper towel and then stick it on the grill. the olive oil will cook off on the grill and your meat will be moist! we do the same thing with veggies like zucchini. we also like broccoli grilled - just use a pastry brush to brush olive oil over the head of the florets & sprinkle w/ salt & pepper (its important if you grill broccoli to not chop it up first - you want to cook the whole head at once and chop up after its done)

                other key tips:
                --i dont drink soda. i try to ONLY drink water. an ocassional glass of wine (only one!) is ok and doesnt disturb the balance of calories.
                --when i know i am going to eat something thats more than 15 grams of fat in one meal, i just dont take alli. its just not worth the hassle of fearing that im going to poop myself. but i have had zero treatment effects thus far. i only have skipped alli for one meal in one week - i had pizza for dinner last night and so i didnt take it. feel free to ask questions!

                i will add exercise into my routine starting this weekend because my work schedule is clearing up so ill have more time.

                **I WANT TO ADD THIS**

                YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO BE AFRAID OF THE 15 GRAMS OF FAT PER MEAL. UNLESS YOU EAT LIKE A COW AT EVERY MEAL, YOU HAVE NO REASON TO WORRY.

                also - i would NOT recommend doing this with the sacred heart diet. the reason why is that you are not consuming enough fat for the alli to be effective. you need to be consuming some fat per meal in order for the alli to work!
                Thank you so much Maura for this!! And congrats on the weight loss thats fantastic!

                I have one question. What do you do if you want to have a snack in between a meal? For instance sometimes mid morning or mid afternoon I might have a granola bar or an apple or something, if I'm hungry. I guess what I'm asking is does the alli plan say anything about only having just 3 meals a day or does it not really matter?

                I'm so glad that its working for you because I really want to try it and 15 grams of fat per meal is quite a bit, I know when I'm watching what I eat I always check nutrition facts and if it has more than a few fat grams it goes back, so I don't think the 15 grams will be bad at all.

                #80 Maura

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                Posted 20 June 2008 - 04:10 PM

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                Thank you so much Maura for this!! And congrats on the weight loss thats fantastic!

                I have one question. What do you do if you want to have a snack in between a meal? For instance sometimes mid morning or mid afternoon I might have a granola bar or an apple or something, if I'm hungry. I guess what I'm asking is does the alli plan say anything about only having just 3 meals a day or does it not really matter?

                I'm so glad that its working for you because I really want to try it and 15 grams of fat per meal is quite a bit, I know when I'm watching what I eat I always check nutrition facts and if it has more than a few fat grams it goes back, so I don't think the 15 grams will be bad at all.
                thanks jill, great question!

                i do snack between meals. but here's my trick. i only have raw fruits or veggies, NO DIPS! there's no fat and few calories, and i drink water with it too. the water combined with the small snack fills me up if i get hungry in between. but honestly, i dont get that hungry in between meals except for the lunch to dinner stretch. all this week, ive taken either 2 cups of watermelon or a whole peach and cut up the peach and eat it around 3-4 pm. then im ok until i eat dinner around 8 or 9 depending when i get home.

                for your metabolism, then best thing you can do is snack small between meals. but they have to be moderate in size and healthy stuff if you want it to work.

                one of the things i really like about alli is that the starter pack comes with several little booklets that have info in them about how to best get results. my favorite little booklet is the one that has fast food restaurants in it that has a green little dot next to the things that are safe for you to eat while still taking an alli pill for the meal. for example, the other day, i got home so late that we went to wendy's to grab some quick dinner. instead of getting a hamburger & fries, i got a small chili and a baked potato. the salads are great too - but you have to be sure to ask for the low fat dressing. when i get a salad at wendy's i only use half the packet of low fat dressing. that way i save a lot of fat grams AND calories

                one great thing i am noticing too is that i have a serious sweet tooth, i am always craving something sweet or chocolate. all this week i really havent had any cravings for that stuff!




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