BFC Servings Reminder

BFC Servings Reminder
15/6 = 15 grams sugar/6 carb servings
Carb serving (no more than 2 per meal)
5 grams - 20 grams = 1 serving
20 grams - 40 grams = 2 servings
Eat no more than 40 grams carbs and 5 grams sugar per meal!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday - week 25

Still trudging along on the BFC.  Sticking to the diet almost perfectly!  Like a few other people on here I've decided to try the Fast Track starting this Sunday to see if that will get me past this ridiculous plateau I'm on.  Hello body - you are not done at 172lbs, now get moving!!.  I could never have "no carbs" for the long term, but I'm sure I can probably do it for 14 days.   A few years ago (maybe more like five) I did the Suzanne Somers diet which was very similar to the Belly Fat Cure.  I lost weight on it. The only problem was I couldn't stick to it long term, and once I started eating "regular" I eventually gained back the weight.  Her diet had you eating meals that were either all carbs, or all fats/proteins and you could never mix grains with fats/proteins.  She also had a list of "funky" foods that you could never have and that was pretty much things like nuts, yogurts, dark chocolate, milk (she never mentioned almond milk as an alt.), and stuff like that.  Plus you had to give up caffeine- what!!  To be honest it was a little too complicated and I didn't like not ever mixing anything.  You couldn't have a sandwich, cereal with milk, any grains with your dinner. Then she started putting out her own food products that were seriously expensive - I never bought any.  Anyway I did it for about six months but I could not commit to it forever.  But the premise was good and the idea of getting out of sugars was good.  That's why when I saw the BFC it looked really appealing to me because it had the same ideas but looked easier to do and maybe something I could do forever.  I do like it much more because it lets me eat things I like and when I want to make something easy like Uncle Sams for breakfast, or a sandwich for lunch I can do that too!  I can't always cook every meal!   The Fast Track sounds a bit like the Suzanne Somers diet in that I must choose a fat/protein meal with no grains.  I just have to do it every meal.  I think I  can do this for 14 days.   Hopefully this will announce to my body that I am not in maintenance darn it!  I still have 22 lbs to go!!


  1. Hi Beth, That Suzanne Summers diet sound too hard and restrictive. The Belly Fat Cure was perfect for me because it was something I can do forever. Try the FT if you think it will help. But as soon as you start feeling deprived you should eat a grain. Don't allow yourself to feel hungry. I have found that has helped me.
    YOu can do it Beth!! Have a great day :-)

  2. I'm excited for all of you that are going to go the Fast Track method. I still haven't really read any of the book:( Bad Kay! I picked it up last night and then got distracted again. You can do this Beth!
    What I love most about the BFC is that in the beginning it seemed like I was spending a lot of money getting BFC foods, now they are just part of my life and no more expensive than the things I bought before. I really truly don't miss anything yet. Well, thick slices of white bread, but I like my new belly better:)
    Have a great day!
    And in answer to the secret of looking fabulous at 86. She was a youth in Nazi Germany. they ate fresh every day. Fruit, veggies, meat. They walked a lot. She is a widow but continues to cook for herself every night. She eats a 5 fruit breakfast every morning. She only has a Carl's Jr. 6 dollar burger about twice a year and has NEVER liked french fries. She also works out at the Y 3 times a week and does all of her own gardening and yard work. And her snow removal which she has a very long driveway. She's my idol:)

  3. I am looking forward to seeing how everyone does on the Fast Track - Hopefully lots of great results!

  4. Yeah, that Suzanne Summers diet sounds like food combining. I do try to eat no grains at dinner, but on occasions I do. I really think most of my weightloss comes from no starch at dinner, nothing after dinner, and exercise. Good luck with the FT. All you FTers have sparked my inerest.

  5. Hi Beth. I am doing a modified fast track. Since I am going away next week, I know I won't be able to do that the whole time. Good luck, and thanks for the nice comments you left on my blog. It really helped me feel better. Hugs to you!

  6. Hey Beth, I have thought I tried every diet but never Suzanne Sommers I did however read her book. I agree with you about not being able to give up grains for a long period of time. I think 2wks is doable. I went shopping today for foods I will need. Good luck and keep in touch with your progress.