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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday of week 37 : the Belly Fat Cure

Hi to all,

I have been a bit concerned lately about what I'm gonna do after I reach my goal weight. I read Amber's blog yesterday about how she is coping with the aftermath of the BFC. The maintenance. This the first diet that I have ever tried. Well, I did do Atkins for about 1 month a long time ago, and then as soon as I ate anything normal, I gained the little bit that I lost right back.

I don't track my sugars or carbs anymore. I have been doing it for over 8 months and really can do it in my head now. But for all you Newbies, you should definitely track, track, track. You have to realize that everything that we ingest that has over 5 grams of carbs in it needs to be counted. If it has 23 carbs in it - guess what? It's not 1 serving of carbs its really 2. You have to round up not down.

But back to the maintenance part, I have read that many others done lots of diets and lost a ton of weight and then went right back to the weight that they started at again. I am concerned about that part. I know this is different. I have learned so much about all the bad sugar intake that I used to do. I know how to control that now.

Yesterday hubby and I were arguing about just that topic. As you know he does watch what he eats, but is not on The BFC. He seems to think that once I get down to my goal weight of 150lbs, that I should be able to eat what ever I want once a month and I'll be fine. I was trying to tell him, that is how we start to get all the cravings back by eating a whole BAD MEAL!

 ...Please comment about this....Tell me what you think we should do after.

Yesterday I ate:
breakfast; scrambled eggs w/sauted onions, mushrooms and cheese, 2 strips of turkey bacon, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, 8 blackberries, 2 cups of coffee w/truvia, cinnamon and powdered cream, clear metamucil, all my vitamins, probiotics, Reslina, and Barleans.
Lunch; we ate kind of late around 2pm, went to Islands resturant, had a bowl of Chicken tortilla soup w/o the tortilla strips, a side cesar salad, and about 15 fries dipped in ranch.
dinner; spinach salad w/a small can of chicken, mayo, blue cheese crumbles, bacon bits and spinach. and 2 squares of lindt 85% dark chocolate.

I would like you all to welcome my daughter - Jackalyn and 12 year old grandson - Tyler to the BFC. They live Way over in Michigan and I am in California. They have been following my blog and got so inspired, they are both going to do it.

Everyone give Tyler a big Woop Woop.!!

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Thanks for listening. Lots of love to all of my BFC friends. Please leave your comments.

My thought for the day:

Stillness, insight, and wisdom arise only when we can settle into being complete in this moment, without having to seek or hold on to or reject anything.

Keep on BFC ' n  :-)


  1. We can do this together Rosalie! I think once a month is a very reasonable "cheat". Im still trying to figure it all out and I have a lot of fear about eating certain foods. Afraid I will binge eat like before and start something I cant stop. Im glad you could relate though, because I was embarrassed to admit it! ;-)

  2. How would it work for kids? I'm thinking that I would like to switch my kids over to the BFC. My doctor said that 15g of sugar and 120g Carbs are not enough for an active child, which all 3 of mine are. He said maybe 8-10 servings of Carbs. Plus I have no idea what they're eating at school.

    I'm seriously concerned about Thanksgiving. I've been trying a ton of recipes out to see which I like best so I don't go crazy. I've got everything down except a couple things. Still working on those.

    My plan for maintenance is to just keep eating this way. I won't just keep losing weight right?

  3. Rosalie, How exciting to see your granchildren inspired by you. As for maintenance I dont think you will have a problem. You have been doing this for a long time and it has become a life style change for you. A once a month cheat I think is doable. If not you will learn you cant do that again. I have been on many diets and where I failed was I had a cheat day every week so I never really taught myself the right way to eat. Those once a week cheat days then lead into another and another and before I knew it I was back up where I started plus some. But once you know the ropes I think you should be able to handle once a month or even once every few months.

  4. Ughhh.....Tyler and I went grocery shopping last night and boy was it tough! Maybe its because we are in Michigan?? We couldn't find half of the things in the book! We are going to have to stick to the bare basics to make this work :o(

    But we are still super excited!! We planned out some meals for the rest of the week. It was nice to have breakfast together this morning because we are usually on the run and eat seperately. Neither of us were really big fans of the Almond Breeze milk...any suggestions?

    It is so cool to see how excited he is to do this. He has been so down in the dumps about his weight lately. Thank you to all of you for being our inspiration/motivation!!

  5. Rosalie, you can have ur daughter call me or email me if you'd like, cause I'm way in Michigan also :)..I can tell her where to find a lot of the food items..but off the bat, Trader Joes and Whole Foods..my son has lost 25 lbs, he's 17, now he's working out, and doesn't 100% follow the belly fat plan, but ur grandson will do amazing with changes, u just wait and see.
    On your maintenance, as a former ww :) when you go thru maintenance, you gradually add back foods, and when you gain, you cut back to even it out and see where your body will balance and maintain your desired weight. Because ur a daily weigher (I've become that way too), you can easily monitor what's working for you, cause you will see when you go up. I don't know if I would have a once a monthly cheat day, you might go so far off the deep end and not find your way back, plus you would feel lousy. Let me know if you want me to email you my phone number for ur daughter..have a good day! Love ya, Sue Moschino

  6. Jackalyn and Tyler, congratulations on joining team BFC and welcome! It can be a bit tricky at first to figure out where you can buy the specific belly good foods, but keep at it and you will find the stores and/or good alternative products and your belllies will thank you! As far as the Almond Breeze, it is different for sure! Try adding some Truvia or PureVia (sold at Walmarts, Targets, Costco and grocery stores)to the Vanilla (unsweetened) Almond Breeze and serve it very chilled and well shaken. Tastes much better this way! I just tried the Chocolate Almond Breeze (unsweetened), heated a cup in the microwave, added 2 packets of PureVia and a sprinkle of cinnamon and it was delicious! Not just like hot chocolate but close! Also, by eating such a reduced amount of sugar (15g day) your taste buds will become much more sensitive to any natural sweetness in foods; ie, foods that dont have a big sweet impact now will taste much sweeter in a few weeks! Enjoy! Oh, and Tyler you are so handsome!


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Some tips if you are having trouble

  • First make sure that you are staying under the 15/6. 15 sugars and 6 servings of carbs for the whole day. Thats no more than 5 sugars and 2 servings of carbs per meal.
  • Track all of your sugar/carbs. Add everything from your meal together and count them that way.
  • Try to stop eating whole grain carbs after 3pm.
  • Make sure you drink lots of water.
  • Count everything that you put into your mouth. Even sauces - everything , check labels.
  • Make sure that you don't eat any artificial sugars. Check labels, if it says sugar free - look in the ingredients, look for....sucralose, aspartame, saccharine in the ingredients. Those are BAD!
  • Going #2 is a big problem when a lot of people start the BFC. I have solved that problem with Clear Benefiber in my morning coffee and a scoop of Super Seed w/water in the afternoon. (you can buy the super seed on Amazon.com it is the cheapest).
  • Choose your carbs wisely. Try to pick the carbs that will give you the lowest count of carbs, sugar and calories and the most fiber.

I hope this helps.