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Robert, Getting Ready For E-Diet

Posted by Linda J. on March 01, 1999 at 08:48:32:

Robert,

I would like to start the E-diet Thursday, March 11. I'm starting to prepare for it now, but I can't find Alka-Seltzer Gold anywhere. Can you help?

Thanks

Linda J


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Alka-Seltzer Gold

Posted by Denise Wyrick on March 01, 1999 at 08:53:57:

In Reply to: Robert, Getting Ready For E-Diet posted by Linda J. on March 01, 1999 at 08:48:32:

Hi Linda, Your pharmacy can special order it for you! My understanding is that the regular has aspirin in it. Good luck with the diet. You have not asked this but from someone who has been there, you might want to scope out the fish situation at your grocery store also. I found that mine doesn't normally carry mackerel but you can also ask for special orders on that too. In my opinion it is nice to have as much variety as possible.

Best wishes,
Denise



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Re: Alka-Seltzer Gold

Posted by Linda J. on March 01, 1999 at 09:57:20:

In Reply to: Alka-Seltzer Gold posted by Denise Wyrick on March 01, 1999 at 08:53:57:

Thanks Denise. Actually, I have alot of questions before I start the diet (maybe alot of them are just worries). Like, I know I won't be able to find a doctor to order the candida lab work for me, plus I have a crappy HMO. I guess I'll just take things a step at a time. I know i AM AN EXTREME H-G, so I'm stockpiling on cod and mackeral (freezing it) starting today. All of you now doing the E-diet have inspired me.

Linda J.


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Re: Robert, Getting Ready For E-Diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on March 01, 1999 at 10:58:44:

In Reply to: Robert, Getting Ready For E-Diet posted by Linda J. on March 01, 1999 at 08:48:32:

Linda,

The alka-selzter gold is not critical for the diet. I'd call a number of the pharmacies and if nobody has it try and find someone who will order it for you (thanks Denise).

Bob



Stockpiling for the E-diet

Posted by Denise Wyrick on March 01, 1999 at 13:09:55:

In Reply to: Re: Alka-Seltzer Gold posted by Linda J. on March 01, 1999 at 09:57:20:

Hi again Linda, It is very wise to stockpile things you need. On the second day of the diet. I made a very poor choice in thinking I could get to town and do what I needed without "bonking" Fortunately I didn't suffer too badly and the food revived me. Anyway, I seriously underestimated the amount of fish I could eat and was caught short on Saturday. Trust me even if the fish doesn't sound appealing you will find yourself eating more of it than you might think! Feel free to write me if you have more questions. One of the hardest things about it was making the decision to do. I am so grateful for this forum as a sounding board and reality check. You can call on us that are just a wee bit ahead of you on the path.
Namaste,
Denise


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Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet

Posted by Johnelle on March 01, 1999 at 15:41:20:

In Reply to: Stockpiling for the E-diet posted by Denise Wyrick on March 01, 1999 at 13:09:55:

Though I've bought what I would eat for about three days of
each allowed food, I've had to go backto the grocery store
every day, sometimes to two stores -- some have good peaches
and some don't; some have trout, some don't, same with
parsnips.

I haven't been able to eat a large amount of fish at any one
sitting, however. My allotment of cod is about the size of
a deck of cards, I'd say. Today I have only had produce,
and I'm doing well atr 2:45pm, thank you -- Robert, does
that hopefully mean I'm supposed to eat from both lists?
Just checking, of


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Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet

Posted by Linda J on March 01, 1999 at 17:24:13:

In Reply to: Stockpiling for the E-diet posted by Denise Wyrick on March 01, 1999 at 13:09:55:

Thanks again Denise. So what, should I totally pig-out this week before the diet? Nah. I think that would just make it harder. I am addicted to caffeine yet, so that will be a problem for me. I'm trying to figure out how much spring water to buy, I suppose tons.


Wishing I was where you're at (halfway through)!

Linda J.


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Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on March 01, 1999 at 17:48:30:

In Reply to: Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet posted by Johnelle on March 01, 1999 at 15:41:20:

Denise,

Could you go the entire day without eating any fish?

As you can see from some of your H-G friends, they would feel a distinct increase in hunger if they didn't have some with every meal.

Based on the amounts that you are talking about you might be a Mixed type. Experiment a bit with your fish intake during the next couple of days and see if it makes a difference.

Bob



Caffeine withdrawal

Posted by trish on March 01, 1999 at 17:59:08:

In Reply to: Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet posted by Linda J on March 01, 1999 at 17:24:13:

Hi, Linda!

I just thought I'd throw in a suggestion - If you're planning the e diet next week, start cutting down on your caffeine now. I started the week before and just cut my coffee with decaf 50/50 for a couple of days, and then added more decaf until I tapered down to no coffee at all.

I went through caffeine withdrawal in the past, and would never want to feel that way while I was doing the elimination diet! I had horrible splitting headaches (I'm not a headache person) until I broke down and started drinking the coffee again - THEN I realized that tapering off was the way to go. You might want to consider this.

You want to make the e diet as easy on yourself as possible!

I did, however, pig out to the max just before going on it - and since you're wondering, I don't think that made it any harder on me! In fact, I was sick of pigging out so it was almost a relief to get some control back in the picture!

Best of luck, Linda - and keep posting - there are a lot of us helping each other out here!
trish


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Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet

Posted by Sara on March 01, 1999 at 20:39:41:

In Reply to: Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet posted by Linda J on March 01, 1999 at 17:24:13:

Linda,

Before starting the e-diet, I sat down and tried to figure how much fish I would be eating each day, and did the same with the vegetables. I ended up getting 4 lbs. of cod, 2 1/2 lbs. of trout, 3 1/2 lb. lamb roast (if you want to get lamb, just make sure Robert has given the okay - it isn't standard for the e-diet), and a large assortment of the vegetables (every one listed), plus about four peaches and four pears. I also got about four gallons of spring water, and a couple of bottles of perrier.

I have just enough cod to last until Thursday, and the same with the lamb. I have about one pound of trout left, and the veggies and fruits are still enough to last. I did have to go out to the store today though, because I underestimated the amount of water I would need. I have been drink (on average) at least a gallon of spring water per day. I am also drinking about half a bottle of perrier each day.

I'm REALLY glad I bought enough, because I don't think I could have made a trip out to the store in the first few days of the diet. I had strong cravings for everything I WASN'T allowed to have, and I really think I would have caved in at the sight of Milano cookies or Cadbury mini-eggs. I pretty much stayed at home Saturday and Sunday (my worst days). Doing my SR and just resting as much as possible really helped.

I think if you are prepared ahead of time (grocery-wise, and physically and emotionally) it makes it easier. You may have a rough couple of days, but once you get to Monday, if you're anything like me, you will feel better than you have felt in a long time.

Best of luck,
Sara


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Re: Caffeine withdrawal

Posted by Linda J. on March 02, 1999 at 11:53:54:

In Reply to: Caffeine withdrawal posted by trish on March 01, 1999 at 17:59:08:

Hi Trish,

Actually back in August when I started the H-G diet, I started tapering off the caffeine. I'm down to a teaspoon of regular coffee in half a pot of coffee and the rest decaff, but I JUST CAN'T GIVE UP THAT TEASPOON. It's some kind of psychological hangup. I've been on the H-G diet long enough that if I go off it I really don't feel good, although I may bake (Oops sorry, I don't want to torture you). Congratulations you are getting close to the end of the diet.

Linda J.


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Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet

Posted by Linda J. on March 02, 1999 at 11:59:45:

In Reply to: Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet posted by Sara on March 01, 1999 at 20:39:41:

Thanks Sara. I'm printing this out; it will help me figure out how much I need. I'm not worried about being ready grocery-wise as much as emotionally. I'm not a sweet eater and rarely crave sugar, but I'm used to eating alot of meat. I can't stand hunger pains. I would rather have a hemorrhoid than be hungary.

Thanks for the help

Linda J.


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Cravings and hunger on the e-diet

Posted by Sara on March 02, 1999 at 12:38:29:

In Reply to: Re: Stockpiling for the E-diet posted by Linda J. on March 02, 1999 at 11:59:45:

Linda,

Glad you found my list helpful, but your requirements may be different.

I went through intense chocolate cravings Friday night thru Sunday night, but then I used to be a real chocoholic. I also had a real craving for pastry or any kind of sweet breads. These cravings were gone by Monday (not that I couldn't still eat these things, I just don't CRAVE them anymore). I also had very strong hunger pangs Saturday and Sunday, but I would just eat some more of what was on the e-diet list. Also, drinking LOTS of water helps. I found that if I was extremely hungry, fish satisfied me better than the veggies or fruit (in fact, I haven't eaten much fruit at all on the diet). Just eat as much as you want as often as you want, and be sure to write it all down!

The reason why I wanted to be prepared grocery-wise was because I strongly suspected that emotionally I wouldn't be doing very well, and really wouldn't want to make a trip to the store while feeling that way. In fact, Saturday my husband asked me if I wanted to ride along while he took a couple of movies back to the video store, and then stop at the Target store to pick up just a few things. I rode along, figuring the fresh air would perk me up, but after dropping the movies off, I asked him to take me home. I just felt horrible; like even the slightest activity was a major effort. I was so glad when Monday rolled around and I felt so much better. And I feel even better today!

Best of luck,
Sara


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HG baking?

Posted by trish on March 02, 1999 at 13:47:43:

In Reply to: Re: Caffeine withdrawal posted by Linda J. on March 02, 1999 at 11:53:54:

Hi again, Linda.

You're not torturing ME...I've been done with the e diet for a week or so now...I've been adding foods for what seems like a long time. I don't get to add 3 every day, due to having leftovers! So = do you bake with non-wheat flours or do you just go for it? I found I do best with almost no grains at all. Some rice every so often. I miss my latte an awful lot. Eventually, I'll treat myself to a decaf, but not for awhile!

be well,
trish




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Re: Cravings and hunger on the e-diet

Posted by Johnelle on March 02, 1999 at 16:30:38:

In Reply to: Cravings and hunger on the e-diet posted by Sara on March 02, 1999 at 12:38:29:

I have had basically the same pattern as Sara. Friday,
Saturday and Sunday HUNGER was the big number with me, and I
don't think I could have made it without the fish, although
many times I said I announced, "This will be my last meal of
cod. I just can't handle anymore." Then lo and behold, I'd
buzz to the grocery the next day and get another two
helpings. Sometimes I HAVE to have fruit, and sometimes I
HAVE to have fish for protein -- but I would much rather
have nuts or cheese or beef or pork for my protein than
FISH. However, I have a new healthy respect for my finned
friends and will probably do more grilling of fish in the
future. When we served Omaha steaks to friends last
Saturday night (as I ate my trout) they commented that that
fish looked pretty good to them!

The only thing I have really craved is Doritos. That was my
quick fix mid-morning and mid-afternoon when I felt myself
needing a carbo-boost. Every time I walk through the
kitchen I notice how I want to automatically reach into the
cabinet where the chips are. I can't believe I've survived
this long without anything but the E-diet carbs. Amazin



Re: HG baking - heck no!

Posted by Linda J. on March 02, 1999 at 17:33:45:

In Reply to: HG baking? posted by trish on March 02, 1999 at 13:47:43:

I meant I might bake a big batch of chocolate chip cookies and eat them all before I start the E-diet, you know, kind of a last fling kind of thing. I recently found out I do best without any grains at all. I was eating a quarter cup of oatmeal in the morning with my meat, but was feeling sleepy after breakfast. I eliminated it and feel much better. Actually I think it was one of your posts where you said you ate a rare hamburger and an egg. I thought that sounded really good, so now that's what I eat for breakfast.

Have you had any reactions yet?

Linda J.


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That IS a good breakfast, isn't it? And, Nope, no reactions yet! NMI

Posted by trish on March 02, 1999 at 18:33:13:

In Reply to: Re: HG baking - heck no! posted by Linda J. on March 02, 1999 at 17:33:45:

nmi



Re: Caffeine withdrawal (decaff has 5% of the caffeine still there)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 03, 1999 at 12:52:28:

In Reply to: Re: Caffeine withdrawal posted by Linda J. on March 02, 1999 at 11:53:54:

Dear Linda,

Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, you are defeating the entire thing with the traces of caffeine you continue to tickle your system with.

Walt



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