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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My thoughts on The BFC.....

Good Morning to All,

OK so ask me how much I weigh today... Go ahead - ask me.... OK 151.5 lbs. It's not like I care that much anymore if I go down because of how close I am and how great I feel, but it's nice to see it when I still see the scale go down.

So I would like to talk about that latest menu of Jorge's. Everyone else is, so I thought I would chime in on my thoughts.

I don't agree with everything that Jorge says. I love the concept of a low sugar diet and that is how I lost all this weight. But the main reason - I think - of how I did manage to lose so much is by NOT eating carbs in the evening.

Also I don't care what he says - you CANNOT drink 2 glasses of wine every night and still lose weight!!! That is for people who are already at their goal weight, or for just once or twice a week - but definitely not every day.

I think some might get confused by the pick 3 deal. They might think its OK to eat pringles, wine and ice cream every night before bed. NOT! One of my BFC friends got confused and thought she could have 3/4 of a cup of Clemmys instead of picking 3 things. I told her that 1/2 cup of clemmy's is considered 2 servings of carbs and 3/4 c is not a good idea.

Also I think another reason I have been so successful is by eating a good healthy breakfast EVERY DAY!! I have found this is the most important meal and if you eat a good breakfast, than you will be less hungry and less likely to be tempted later on in the day.

So the 2 eggs w/cheese and coffee for breakfast thing I don't agree with. You need something else with it to satisfy you.

These are just my opinions only because I have lost over 86lbs by doing this.

Yesterday Kay was asking how I stay so up all the time on the BFC when it is obviously so hard sometimes??

I absolutely just love that at the age of 52 I was able to do this without prior dieting experience. I always ate what ever the Hell I wanted anytime.

In the beginning, I thought I could never do this forever. I want to eat my chili cheese fries and watermelon and a blizzard from dairy queen, all at the same time. LOL.

But after losing 86lbs - I have to tell you that I LOVE this way of eating. It is easy - most of the time, and I have found many healthy alternatives of eating that satisfy me. I realize NOW, that my weight goes up and down all the time and I don't worry about that 2 lb fluctuations anymore.

BTW, I am loving this coconut bread! I made some with 10 pks of truvia and 2 tbsp of unsweetened chocolate powder and I have been munching on it ever since. Yesterday I had 1 with a square of 85% chocolate melted on top and then for desert after dinner I had 2 with RediWhip on top. OOH YUM!

Well - thanks for listening to me as always. Big hugs to anyone that needs one. ( xxxx ) and don't forget to checkout my friends blogs on the list below.

This is PurpleRosy signing off.....

My thought for the day:

Walk in Gratitude

Each step taken in mindfulness can be a step taken in gratitude for your entire body and state of well-being. 

Keep on BFC ' n  :-)


  1. What new menu of Jorge's? I didn't know there was even a new book or menu out there... Well if you don't believe in it though guess its better I don't know about it hehe!! That is awesome your are 1.5 lbs. away from your goal. :) I am glad to see your still blogging after being I was away for so long. Look forward to hearing more from your blogging. :) Have a great day

  2. SO funny that you mention the wine. I really feel that one of the biggest reasons that I can't lose these last 20 lbs has a lot to do with the wine I drink. I think you are right on with that thought!
    Hope you have a good day!!!

  3. I am in TOTAL agreement, Rosie, on your opinion about the 2 glasses of vino is too much. When I drink ANY alcohol, I can guarantee myself that the scale will go up...even if it's just 2 drinks.

  4. Great job Rosalie! 151 - wahoo!!! You are getting so close!!

    I do think you are absolutely right in all that you had to say today, Rosalie. I think the alternate menus are a fun change of pace, but in order to be healthy you really shouldn't eat all that garbage all the time. I can definitely tell when I've been eating too much junk.

    Have a great day!

  5. I am and will always be so impressed with your determination and loyalty to the plan! You go girl.
    I am sold on breakfast before I work out. If I don't get enough to eat, I really struggle. I have found lately that a PB&J sandwich thin is working really well. The protein in the PB must help.
    Just remember we are all "watching" you! You have to stick with us!
    I agree on the wine, I think he just says it so people will at least give it a try. Since I am not good about not eating really fattening "allowed" foods, I guess I am not one to talk:) I know it is allowed and I trust his judgement...maybe!

  6. Okay, I am going to try not eating carbs (which I presume you mean by grains, not veggies) in the evening and see what happens. I just cannot give up my glass of wine. It's not every evening but some evenings I really like to have it.

  7. So can I start off by asking how much you weigh today???;)You make alot of great points and I agree with all of them. The wine is something I have not been willing to give up. You know it's as much a hobby for me as it is pleasure. My husband and some of our friends, love to go out, share new wines, talk about them etc. I have a trip to the wine country (Napa and Sonoma planned again for this year). I so love the tasting and the tours and I'll stop going on about it, but I love it. So I have been having my wine each night. I realize that it is impeding me, and I am willing to go slower in the weight loss, because I don't want to cut that out. But I realized if I am going to do that, then I might have to cut back in other ways, so I am trying to stay lower in the carb area to compensate. You my friend, are somewhat to be admired. You have this all figured out and I appreciate that you always are there for us. Hugs to you!

  8. 151.5 that is awesome!!! Whoo Hooo!!! I agree with you I value the concept of lower sugar and better carbs but I don't agree with Jorge on everything or his approach...that is part of the reason I love the blog community, it allows me to see how people make the bfc work for them in real ways that are realistic for them. :)

  9. Great post Rosalie! CONGRATS ON THE 151!!!! Wooooohoooooo!!! That is awesome girl & you are almost there! I am so happy & excited for you!!!!I agree with the carbs at dinner thing too. Even though I am doing the WW plan, if I eat too much carb at night, I am always up a little the next day. Carbs hold on to water so I know its water weight but nonethe less, I think its wise to not do the carb thing at dinner. I am not always perfect but I have tapered my intake of carbs at dinner waaayyy back.
    Have a great day!!

  10. Wow! You are almost to where I want to be. I'm tempted to follow your food exactly for a week and see if I can do as well. I didn't lose this week, but I will keep going! By the way I was going to make the coconut bread this week, but that chocolate coconut bread sounds even more delicious! Maybe I'll try them both!

  11. Love your blog Rosalie. Have been reading for awhile and hate to lurk, but hate to mess with computers and accounts too...
    I am inspired and trying to do BFC. All of you ladies seems so sweet and kind. I will try to join in.



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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.