Encoouragement please! Scared this won't work
good morning! I'm looking for a ycdi (you can do it) to help me get thru the first couple of days. I have huge sugar salt, diet soda cravings. I'm so foggy headed, some days I can't even remember what I ate 10 minutes prior! I've had a stressful year fighting breast cancer with 3 surgeries in 6 months. I'm completely cancer free which I'm eternally grateful. The only issue I still deal with is severe pain in my shoulder which keeps me from sleeping at night. This lack of sleep is causing a horrible cycle:the more pain I'm in, the less sleep I get, the more I ate(eat), the foggier headed I get, the more weight I gain....you see the picture, right? The good news is I'm seeing a physical therapist now to help with my shoulder, so I'm starting to sleep a bit more.
This morning I weighed in at 155.6. One year ago I weighed 141. My ideal would be 138!
Would someone please tell me how the soup diet works in relation to SS, FF? Can I have the soup for one meal? Then a shake for a different meal?
Also.....can I have a tiny bit of 1/2&1/2 in my coffee in the morning? Or will that screw the whole thing up? I feel worried about all the foods I have to give up immediately, and wonder if I can hold on to the cup of coffe in the morning for the first few days?
Hi Sidney! Happy you are hear! And congratulations on beating cancer! I, too, dealt with that awful disease. Only I had stage 1 throat cancer. Had cancer in my right tonsil. Had that removed with margins and then a neck dissection to remove 32-lymph nodes just under my right jaw. Then, went back to have the left tonsil removed and biopsies of my voice box. Never had chemo or radiation, but, the right side of my face and neck will never be the same again.
The pain in your shoulder is common. Even tho I had my neck cut up, my upper right arm and shoulder hurt like something fierce. I exercised it daily in the shower with very warm-hot water hitting it. I take my right hand, with my fingers, "walk up" the side of the shower. It's been 10 months since that surgery and my shoulder still gets achy. It will get better. After all the surgeries, you need time to heal. Sleeping thru the night was not common. I always woke up at least 3-4 times from discomfort or pain. I may suggest taking magnesium about an hour before retiring at night. It will help you rest better and may ease a bit of the pain too.
As for what plan you are on now, not sure what I can tell you. Just find one that fits your daily routine and go with it. I know candida and sugar cravings is a common thread while detoxing. Candida and cancer are buddies in our bodies.
I am on the classic fat fllush plan and doing the y-c cleanse for combating candida. It is a battle! I am not gonna "sugar coat" this. ( no pun intended!)
Hang in there, you can do it!
Last edited by birdlady; 10-26-2012 at 10:19 AM.
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Wendy gave you some excellent advice. I just wanted to add that if you are dealing with huge sugar, salt and diet soda cravings, it would be wise to start with what we call a "Pre-flush" which helps to lessen the impacts of the detox process. I recommend this to all of my meal planning clients who are in similar situations as yours.
Do you have a copy of the Fat Flush Plan? If not, I recommend getting one, initially focusing on the Pre-flush section. Basically, before diving in head first to the Soup Diet, Smoothie Shakedown or Fat Flush Phase 1 (all detox programs) you will take some time to first properly prepare your body, mind as well as your kitchen for flushing. That means reducing, then eliminating all the "whites" (salt, sugar, flour) as well as artificial sweeteners and processed foods. Trust me, you body will thank you for it...and guess what? Most of my clients who Pre-flush, have even lost some weight in the process!
As far as which plan to pick when you're ready to get started, the choice is yours. Just start with the plan that appeals to you most and is most convenient for your schedule. To answer your question about combining the soup with the shakes...each plan is really designed to stand alone (avoids confusion) but if you decide to have the soup for your meal while on the Shakedown, that's fine. (just make sure to eliminate the beans as they are not part of the plan) And sorry, half and half is not part of any of the detox plans..
Hope this helps! Good luck to you and do post often so we can answer your questions and be your cheerleaders as you travel down this amazing path to better health and weight loss!
Last edited by LSue; 10-26-2012 at 11:20 AM.
Thanks for your responses. I think I'm confused about the Soup Diet. Where do I find the plan information it? I do have the books, and the vitamins/protein powder. I ordered them a while ago, but never got started. I'm confused about where to the soup fits in to the FF plan? Is it a meal replacement? Or is it a stand alone diet?
Ok, so I just looked at a sample Soup Diet menu (on the website) and it shows a smoothie for breakfast, then the soup for lunch and for dinner. Is this smoothie listed different than the smoothie I would make in the smoothie shakedown? It looks like it would be the same to me. Thank you!
PS. I made the soup this morning, and it's really good! I would love it if I could actually lose weight eating something so wonderful.
Jumping in to join everyone in welcoming you to the Forum and shouting out "YCDI"!!
Linda's suggestion of a pre-flush is a great one. As she said, it will give your body a head start on getting set up for detox which will make following the plan easier for you.
Be sure to post often. We're here for you!
Just finished my bowl of "soup diet" soup for lunch. I had a shakedown smoothie for breakfast. I will take your advice and ease into the program this week. I did have coffee this morning, with my beloved 1/2 & 1/2. plus a 1.2 a protein bar. I usually keep that one cup of coffee around all day until it's gone. I just had a sip of it, and it tasted like cigarettes-- Ugch! Seems like my tastebuds are adjusting quickly. I really like the cran-water, so here I am amazingly NOT missing the diet colas at all. From here on out, I'm not sure where to post things? Soup Diet Section?
After being on FFP, I noticed my taste buds change too. It's as if they are telling you "This is BAD food!" "This is GOOD food!".
If you want, you can start your journey and thread over here:
I'm getting confused...will someone pah-leeze tell me how I can have my soup and smoothies too? I really like the smoothies, I really like the cran-water, and I really like the soup. I have the books, so I'm happy to do the FF1, if that's the direction I should be headed. I don't think I want to have only smoothies all day, unless I can have the soup for one of my meals. Thanks for the help.