The thing I like about this is it seems sustainable....meaning I just have to get through one DAY of low cals instead of looking at weeks and weeks of it.
I'm starting the JUDDD diet this Sunday. I've been researching it a bit and have found (through the calculator on the JUDDD site) that I should intake 489calories on Down Days.... but then it says normal intake to be 2443calories on Up Days. That seems REALLY high... does anyone actually eat that much on their UD? I was thinking of sticking between 1200-1400 (which is what I've been doing for months daily.) I'll be working out about 30min/5days a week. I've been low carbing for a couple of months now and was also thinking of low carbing (no more than 15g carbs a day) on each UD. I'm not sure it's the way to go, though and would love some advice!
Rachel, if you're comfortable giving your stats, I can verify your UD/DD numbers for you. Those seem high, but depending on your weight and age, they could be accurate.
I'm a firm believer in following the calories given by the calculator. Mine were close to that when I started, I followed them religiously, and have lost nearly 130 pounds. I only had to adjust my calories about every 30 pounds or so. I think if you go too low on you UDs, you lose a lot of the benefits of the program. I also never ate back exercise calories and used the "no exercise" option on the calculator even when I did exercise, so that might affect your numbers as well, and we're each different.
Thanks so much for the advice, ya'll! Today is my first DD so we'll see how it goes I decided to start this week on low carb and see how much of a struggle it is. I love eating low carb, but the time it takes to prepare food is sometimes impractical for my schedule!
Good morning! My name is Tonya and I have about 150lbs to lose. Today is my first DD. I read the book over the past 5 days and I think this is something I can do. I'm a big fan of Atkins since I've lost large amounts of weight with it in the past, but gained back... I think the AD diet could be something that I could maintain my weight with after I reach my goal weight. I'm going to use low carb along with the AD diet.
Here's to DD!!!
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