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  1. As you live in NZ the best option for yogurt is...

    As you live in NZ the best option for yogurt is Easi-yo - the natural or Greek style are fine. A lot of us here use the Greek - it is rich and satisfying and you can add berries for a good dessert.
  2. Thanks all for the suggestions! Have to say...

    Thanks all for the suggestions!

    Have to say that I have used most at different times over many years but never yet got on top of it.

    10 drops of tea tree oil in my bath this morning helped a...
  3. Thanks Ysabell - I have got excellent repellents...

    Thanks Ysabell - I have got excellent repellents but find it impossible to keep them applied all over at all times - the bites yesterday were above elbow level when I was wearing long sleeves and one...
  4. Help please, Ted or anyone with experience of bad reaction to insect bites

    I'm suffering badly at the moment from insect bites.

    Normally I take a daily anti-histamine April - September as a precaution and they make a big difference to midge bites - which subside after a...
  5. Thread: Help please

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    If you are extending phase 1 it's best to...

    If you are extending phase 1 it's best to introduce the no mixing rule from phase 2.
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    Don't worry about it as a new beginner, as the...

    Don't worry about it as a new beginner, as the others say - just go by the book.
    However - if you find you have issues when you do eat it regularly, just drop the beans.
    I found myself picking out...
  7. Thread: Menu

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    Check the ingredients list - that's the only way...

    Check the ingredients list - that's the only way to know! If it's something like Dairylea cheese slices I picked up a pack to see what was in it and it beats me how it can be on a cheese counter
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    Good luck! Just an observation about lunch -...

    Good luck!
    Just an observation about lunch - salad veg wouldn't keep me going till the next meal, add in some meat or fish to get the filling benefit of some added fat.
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    +1 for what Ysabell said - I cut the caffeine...

    +1 for what Ysabell said - I cut the caffeine before I started as I had fixed my start date ahead of time.
    It made a big difference when comparing other people's withdrawl symptoms!
    Enjoy the...
  10. Thread: Vegan!

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    Think I'll stay on phase 1 for a bit longer as I...

    Think I'll stay on phase 1 for a bit longer as I haven't shifted any weight yet:-( But feeling really good in myself and enyoying the recipies from the book. I am a bit confused about mixing fats and...
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    Sticky: Hello and welcome! Yes on both counts - frozen...

    Hello and welcome!

    Yes on both counts - frozen veg are good and possibly actually fresher than the so-called "fresh" ones sometimes.
    Blue cheeses are fine as long as you are absolutely sure...
  12. Thread: Unsure

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    9lbs down in 3 weeks is a good result! Try...

    9lbs down in 3 weeks is a good result! Try chilling - stress releases the hormone cortisol which will hinder weight loss, relax and consider Hattie's advice too.
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    Thanks for that Andy. I have ordered now and sent...

    Thanks for that Andy. I have ordered now and sent you the details.

    Joro
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    Doesn't work for me at all!

    Doesn't work for me at all!
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    I tried several times and got the same. Came on...

    I tried several times and got the same. Came on here to find out if anyone else had the same trouble - checked it out again and still no joy, absolutely nothing changes in the price.
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    If you're being strict, it's definitely a Phase3...

    If you're being strict, it's definitely a Phase3 food but if you only have a little occasionally it might work for you, but bear in mind that the added carbs are wheat based.

    Sorry - I really...
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    Look at the ingredients, not the nutritional...

    Look at the ingredients, not the nutritional values.

    Yoghurt should only have milk with maybe some added cream and the lactose you have read is from the milk itself. Although an "ose" it is the...
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    You really need to post up all meals Ken - the...

    You really need to post up all meals Ken - the individual breakfasts look fine but it is the whole day's intake that matters.

    How long have you been on Ph2? It's not unusual to stall but as you...
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    Sticky: Tomatoes, although strictly fruit, are treated as...

    Tomatoes, although strictly fruit, are treated as veg and are absolutely fine in salads and cooked (many recipes in the book include them)

    Fruit can be eaten in carb meals, eg try the fruit...
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    Would it not be the case that it's not actually...

    Would it not be the case that it's not actually the weight loss that causes death - rather the lack of nutrition to the vital organs causing their failure?
  21. If you read Zoe's comments with the recipe she...

    If you read Zoe's comments with the recipe she says that, although mixing, the amount of beans per portion is not too much so if you don't have problems with it just enjoy it!

    For me, I have to do...
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    Read "Wheat Belly" - that should sort you out!!!

    Read "Wheat Belly" - that should sort you out!!!
  23. Thread: Sunflower Oil

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    One problem is the factory processing of the...

    One problem is the factory processing of the various oils and another is the imbalance in the proportions of omega3 and omega6 when using the different oils. (Ted has made comment on this, sorry I...
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    Weight fluctuations are often hormonal. So if...

    Weight fluctuations are often hormonal. So if TOTM is due it will shift quickly.

    Hot weather can cause fluid retention and the answer for that is to drink plenty of water.
  25. Had a hysterectomy in 1983 but from the time I...

    Had a hysterectomy in 1983 but from the time I started noticing the weight gain at about age 18 it was 7lbs on in the week before, all gone by the time 4 days were up.
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