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    Lauren Santucci
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    I posted some questions on the forum page, but this is probably the place to ask a couple of questions:

    1. Are boneless skinless chicken thighs ok for Phase 1? I see them in a recipe, but only white chicken breast is listed in the book under proteins
    2. Are any cooking sprays (canola oil, olive oil, Pam) okay to use?
    3. For melba toast, do you just follow the amount/serving on the box?
    4. Somewhere I saw there was a Kind Bar and Larabar that were recommended. I don’t know where I saw them or in what Phase of the Program they are allowed?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Lauren

    #19142

    Lauren
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    Hi Lauren,

    Thanks for posting! This is a great place to get your questions answered… also check out the close and private Facebook page!

    1. Yes Chicken thighs are allowed. It says white chicken breasts in the book, but these are “okay” too.
    2. No calorie olive oil cooking spray is great to use, and you don’t need to “count it” as a healthy fat.
    3. In the book it says no more than 1 serving per day no more than 30 calories regarding Melba toast.
    4. Any and all bars are approved in Phase 2. Try and stay away from them in Phase 1!

    Hope this helps
    -Lauren

    #19145

    Lauren Santucci
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    Lauren J,
    That is sooo helpful!! All my initial questions are answered!! I will certainly use this forum in the future!! Thank you so much. If the diet goes as well as the customer service we’ll be in good shape!!

    Lauren S.

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    Lauren Santucci
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    Lauren J,
    One more quick quesion. Do you know where there is mention of that Larabar and Kind power bars?? I wanted to look them up as whoever wrote the article said they had a lot less sugar than most?

    Thanks again.

    Lauren S.

    #19164

    Lauren
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    Hmm,
    I am really not sure where you could have seen that article…I’m sorry! If you run across is- please add the link in the forum. Because no sugar is allowed most of those bars are out sadly..

    -Lauren

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    Lauren Santucci
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    But in Phase 2 they are all allowed??

    What about sugarless gum?

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    Paula Gunning
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    The Kind and Larabars that I used to eat at work contained grains, nuts, and fruits. I think the Kind bars had some type of sugar in them. One Kind bar had chocolate pieces. I thought that some of the Larabars, which contained “all natural, healthy” ingredients, were a little strange, perhaps an acquired taste. I bought them at Walmart, so a quick trip to the store would answer any nutritional and ingredients questions.

    #19208

    Trish Featherston
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    Thank you so much for clearing up the question about chicken thighs! This has been a topic of discussion in my household.

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    Lauren Santucci
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    I notice that Melba “snacks” which I had bought have a little saturated fat, but the tradiional rectangular ones don’t.
    Cantaloupe is not on the fruit list?? For Phase 1? IF so, what is the serving size and calories?
    The non fat greek yogurt cannot be flavored, right?

    Finally, I am only on day three but yesterday felt extremely sluggish…..How long does that initial sluggishness typically last? What causes that? I have definitely stayed right under 1000 calaries and 64oz of water.

    Thanks.
    Lauren

    #19269

    Lauren
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    Try 80 oz. of water…. I think that is the recommended amount and may help with sluggishness but it is completely normal. I eat plain Greek yogurt with a touch of cinnamon & add my fruit to it or I eat a flavored Triple Zero or Greek yogurt. Melons of all kinds, and tropical fruit are not on the list because they are too high in sugar.

    -Lauren

    #19290

    Trish Featherston
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    I like to add vanilla and a little frozen fruit to some plain yogurt in a bowl. For extra sweetness, a small amount of stevia.

    #19294

    T Love
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    My favorite “go-to” food is plain Greek yogurt with fruit, stevia and sliced almonds. I really miss granola, but the almonds give me that crunchy texture I’m looking for and they’re approved.

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    Lauren Santucci
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    Hi T Love,
    When you say you eat plain Greek Yogurt, is it 130 calories like the book suggests is a serving? I bought some nonfat plain Greek Yogurt, 5oz, but it was only 60calories?
    I am wondering if I need maybe one that isn’t nonfat but still plain or do you double up on small cartons? What brand do you like the best?

    Thanks!

    Lauren

    #19394

    T Love
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    Hi Lauren,

    I use 1/2 c. of Cabot low fat Greek yogurt. It has 90 calories. It’s less than the recommended serving, but it’s very filling with the fruit and almonds. It’s my favorite snack. I’ve tried several brands of plain Greek yogurt and Cabot is my FAVORITE 🙂

    Thanks,
    Tina

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    Lauren Santucci
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    Thanks, T Love. I don’t know if that brand is out here on the west coast but I’ll look!
    Lauren

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