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Title: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 13, 2009, 07:52:18 am
Hi guys,

I'm wondering, has anyone tried Cyndi's 21 day weight loss program using their thermomix? I brought the book of her recipes converted to be made in the thermomix and have just realised about half of them are ones used in this diet - this should make the diet a little easier to follow (I hope).

I've started it today and will be making a TM main meal listed on day two of the diet tonight. Now all I have to do is stick to the menus :-\  :-\
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: brazen20au on July 13, 2009, 08:07:06 am
no i haven't but would be interested in feedback
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on July 13, 2009, 10:38:02 am
Hi Maggie,

I haven't actually stuck to it although I do love the breakfast smoothie.  I am prepared to have a go however if you want a buddy???

Cheers
Jane
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on July 13, 2009, 01:05:21 pm
Hi Maggie,
I've got about half way through it before and it's great.  Having just fruit all morning or combining fruit with the smoothies makes a huge difference. My body felt so much better for it.  I keep trying to start it again - but these cold mornings are just a little hard... I like my porridge :-)
Also if you need a buddy - I'm happy to join you too.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on July 14, 2009, 01:14:18 am
I am suppose to be on day 5 to help my mum out but don't tell her I like my porridge on these cold frosty mornings too! ;)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 14, 2009, 02:32:52 am
I did this diet last winter for the 21 days + another week or two (before I had my thermomix). I felt great; energetic, lost a couple of kgs and my skin cleared up too  :) :). Although as both ILB and Nay-nay said it was difficult with the cold weather to give up my porridge, so after the first few days decided not to, alternating it with the breakfast smoothie (it's surprisingly filling). I've decided to do that this time too as I figure Cyndi lives in QLD where it's a lot warmer this time of year and sometimes you need a little extra when it's 0 deg (or below :o) in the mornings!

That sounds fantastic  :-*  :-* JaneeZee and ILB if you'd like to buddy up, we can support each other and trouble shoot as we go. Do you want to take a couple of days to organise groceries etc. and then I can start back at day 1 with you both? This is only my second day, but just starting the diet and getting through day one is an achievement for me!!

Last nights day 2 meal (fish with mash potato) cooked in the thermomix was beautiful, great flavours and thankfully filling. I cooked some veges in the Varoma while the rest of the meal was cooking instead of having salad (too cold for salad for me). I decided not to let myself get too hungry for the remainder of the diet and will try to snack on fruit or a few nuts and have cooked foods instead of salads etc. if needed. I'd rather stick to it 80 - 90 % for the full 21 days, than be perfect and not make the first three  :'(  :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: vivacity on July 14, 2009, 09:34:46 am
I was thinking of downloading the weight loss diet too. Just reading the previous posts to this topic. Are there a lot of TMX recipes in this publication? If so, I might buy it.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on July 14, 2009, 12:19:13 pm

I'm about a week and a bit off being able to start - as you know we've got our Marketing Conference starting this weekend (there goes any weight loss!!).  If you want to get started straight away then go for it, I'll just lag behind a bit.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on July 14, 2009, 01:27:16 pm
I am also happy to lag behind a bit - we can ask you advice that way!!  I have a bit more than a couple of kilos to lose unfortunatley - I like my food too much!!!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 15, 2009, 01:36:02 am
Vivacity if you're looking to download the diet, it is quite sensible and healthy with some great (mostly main meal) recipes, but these aren't converted for cooking in the thermomix. There's a book you can buy from Thermomix, I think it's called Healthy Eating with Cyndi O'Meara, that has most of the diet recipes converted.

I haven't been a member of a forum before and have just realised I've started a chat thread in the recipe section  ??? - should I go to another area? Sorry  :-[

If you need any support or to troubleshoot JaneeZee and ILB when you get started let me know. The first couple of days were difficult but it's a little easier today and I'm feeling more energetic. The two thermomix meals (last nights was orange marinaded chicken) I've made have been just beautiful. At the least this diet should help me to use and learn about the varoma a little more :) :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: brazen20au on July 15, 2009, 04:38:13 am
that's ok maggie, i'll move it (i hadn't even noticed lol)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on July 15, 2009, 12:33:29 pm
Good going Maggie. Yes I've gotten about 1/3 or half way before - but that was with a non supportive grumbling husband.  This time it will be easier (I hope  ??? ) with just me and miss 3 - she's going to just have to get used to it  ;) ;D

I was just thinking today that I think I'll start just after your Varoma demo Maggie. As soon as the conference is over I have 3 demos lined up between Thursday and Sunday - so best to plan to stick to it once I start I think..
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 15, 2009, 01:09:21 pm
I bet it's much easier this time ILB  :)  and it should be ok you can just feed Miss 3 ice-cream over those few weeks  ;) ;D

Three demos in four days - wow  :o  I only have one demo to go to and that will be hard enough, taste testing is absolutely mandatory  ;) :).  I think just writing on the forum about it has helped to keep me accountable so far, so it'll be great to have a buddy  :) :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on July 15, 2009, 01:32:54 pm
well that will be a bit of a record for me!

And yes - I think Miss 3 would be delighted with icecream for 3 weeks - LOL, starting with chocolate icecream....
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 15, 2009, 01:47:44 pm
Great idea that! !  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on July 16, 2009, 03:35:35 am
OK Maggie & ILB, decided to commit! It will be interesting to see how I go with going away through the middle part of it but thought I might as well get going.  Don't know how my GF in Qld is going to accept me not drinking while I am with her!!!

Went through the diet plan last night & all the recipes are in the Thermomix Eating Healthy with Cyndi O'Meara cookbook.  I was just a bit worried that I should do something a bit more drastic than this initially to shift the bulk of the bulk!!  But like Cyndi says I need to think about eating for health not for weight loss............lets just hope weight loss is a "side effect" of being healthy!!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 16, 2009, 04:18:18 am
Good on you Jane  :) :)  You sound like me, when you make up your mind, you make up your mind  ;) When you go away, don't be super strict on yourself, you'll probably be faced with situations you wouldn't be normally, so just do what you can to enjoy your trip as well as the diet.

I always think I need to do things that are more drastic too, but it's really important to be healthy and keep your metabolism up at the same time. There's nothing worse than feeling tired and cranky because you've eaten like a sparrow and then at the end of the week you barely lose 0.5 kg!!  ??? ??? I only have 5 or 6 kg to lose and think I've lost and gained that same 5 or 6 kg well over a 100 times in my life  :'(  so am really determined to be sensible, reasonable and not too hard on myself this time, it has to be sustainable.

Let me know how you're going with it when you get started. I felt well below average the first two days, but have felt really good since then :) :)  being able to cook great meals in the TM really helps too.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on July 19, 2009, 09:20:18 am
So how is it going Maggie?  I am on day 4 - sort of - I am struggling with eating 5 times a day - I run out of hours to eat in.  Currently 5.15pm Melbourne time, I have managed breakfast & lunch 7 a couple of cups of green tea but not managed morning or afternoon tea.  I will have a snack now & possibly something after dinner but I am aware I should be shifting my intake towards the morning more.  Haven't felt hungry (how could I with so much to eat). No coffee withdrawls...........all good so far.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 20, 2009, 01:41:10 am
It's going well, I've had to make a couple of detours (4 to be exact!), but they've been reasonably minor and still have plenty of energy and feeling positive. Weighed myself this morning after the first week and have lost 1.4kgs, so a pretty reasonable start all in all :) :)

I've been having fruit for morning tea and the vege sticks and dip for arvo tea, most of the time I just eat them at my desk it doesn't cut in to work much.

7 cups of tea :o Jane I'd be living in the loo if I drank that much. Fantastic that you haven't had coffee withdrawals, or been hungry yet though :) ;D. I must admit I do get hungry at times, but it passes after a while, so is fairly painless. I'm no Cyndi but I think if you're feeling good and not hungry there's no harm in not eating 5 times a day.

Just started exercising this morning, which is a first in a long time so hopefully that helps to keep the weight loss going past the first week.

It's great to have a buddy to talk to Jane, as I said to ILB, just writing about it on this forum has kept me more accountable than I have in a long time :) :) Be sure to report in soon if you can :-* :-*
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on July 20, 2009, 02:20:06 pm
My mum has lost 5kgs in a week!! :o
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Thermomixer on July 20, 2009, 03:10:55 pm
My mum has lost 5kgs in a week!! :o

I think I found it - tell her she can have it back, I really didn't need it  ;)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on July 20, 2009, 03:52:42 pm
ROFL

I have had that problem for many years - keep losing them & they keep finding me.  Latterly though they just keep coming from somewhere.

Don't know that I am going to lose that much on Cyndi's - it's all so good & I still have big plates of food.

I think I really do need to increase the frequency of eating Maggie to up my metabolic rate - its as sluggish as my reaction to cleaning toilets!!!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: CarolineW on July 20, 2009, 07:27:09 pm
I was following this (largely, anyway - have to admit to not being very strict with it once she stopped spelling out exactly what to eat that day, so that I had to think about it  :-)) ;D ).  I definitely had more energy, and I suddenly realised that the weight was leaving pretty quickly, considering how very painless it was, and that I was never hungry, and it actually tasted good.  I lost 2.5 kg in 2.5 weeks!

Once I found out I was pregnant I stopped it, as you aren't supposed to diet when you're pregnant.  I'd just got around to thinking that was probably a bit silly of me because it isn't so much a diet as eating healthily - which you SHOULD do when you're pregnant - when I went off almost every bit of food allowed on the 21 day program (a bit of an exaggeration, I admit - but it sure feels like it's true!)

Good luck to you all following it.  I think I will go on it again once my fadiness wears off, and food stops being repulsive.

Once you reach Day Whatever-it-is where she stops telling you what to have at each meal, perhaps you might consider posting your own Day X menus?  It would help those of us who are weak willed and easily distracted (ie, me  ;D ) when we follow in your footsteps.

Hope you all benefit from it loads.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 21, 2009, 02:21:08 am
5 kgs in one week  :o  that's fantastic!! Is she finding it relatively easy? My mum is always on some stupid diet or another and is hungry all the time, she's just brought a thermomix so I should probably give her this one.

I agree, eating more often should help speed up your metabolism, at one stage I was doing these really intense gym sessions almost every day, ate like a horse (up to 8 times a day) and I still lost weight. If you can eat more often during the day and reduce the size of your evening meal a little that might help too. I don't feel like I'm losing weight either, so hope at the end of the week you are very pleasantly surprised Jane.

I haven't been following the menus to the absolute letter anyway, but have just noticed there's no lunch suggestions any more. I've made sandwiches most days; chicken and salad or cheese and salad, also have had left over dinner with salad, some TM baked beans I'd made previously and frozen (checked the ingredients and thought they should fit in to the diet ok) and yesterday had eggplant fritters (made with eggplant, homemade breadcrumbs, egg and some herbs) with veges cooked on the grill.

For anyone who hasn't tried it yet the Frittata on day 8 is literally to die for, it was sooooooo good. I had to use the hand held blender to chop the corriander as finely as I wanted and next time would make the egg mixture first, so that it cooks on the stove while making the vegetable mixture. Tonight I'm making the lentil hotpot (doesn't sound nearly as appealing) and have had to substitute kale with wombok cabbage . . . . fingers crossed it's edible.


 
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on July 21, 2009, 02:24:18 pm
I had the yellow split pea soup tonight & that was delicious & how cheap!!!!

I also have been having a sandwich for lunch & generally fish or steak or chicken plus salad & a few steamed vegies for dinner.  Its fitting in the snacks I find hard.  I anticipate being up until the wee hours tonight however so I might get morning tea in at about 11pm & afternoon tea at around 2am & then  I'll start all over again tomorrow.................  :(
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 22, 2009, 01:48:49 am
I feel tired just thinking about that! Hope you got what you needed done Jane. It's an effort dieting at the best of times without late nights, holidays etc. I guess there's never a good time though.

Just to let you know the lentil hotpot was actually very nice (I made with green lentils instead of brown). It's another cheapy and once you've done the first lot of chopping/cooking (about 5 mins worth) you can just set the thermomix and let it go  :)

Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on July 22, 2009, 03:51:17 am
And that is absolutely the beauty of the TM isn't it Maggie??  I rang a girlfriend, told her I was just going to pop dinner on & come round & collect something & Thelma could cook while I did what I needed to - sensational!!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on July 22, 2009, 07:22:21 am
Good to hear you ladies are going so well  :)

Hoping that I will start tomorrow.  My body is really needing the change. Funny how once you start listening to it and learning how better it feels when you start treating it right, you really hear it when you get off track.

Well done ladies!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on July 22, 2009, 09:12:32 am
Great to hear. Good luck ILB  :) :) 

You're right, if you listen you can really hear what your body needs and you find out pretty quickly when you've gotten it wrong! Even though I feel terrible afterwards it still doesn't stop me from eating all the wrong things much of the time.

Haven't had any cravings yet (the lamintons I'd forgotten I'd ordered that landed on my desk Monday morning were pretty tempting though!) must be a good sign  :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on July 22, 2009, 09:54:35 am
5 kgs in one week  :o  that's fantastic!! Is she finding it relatively easy? My mum is always on some stupid diet or another and is hungry all the time, she's just brought a thermomix so I should probably give her this one.



 
Not really - she doesn't have a TMX yet!!! - in process of setting her up with one, she said it should easy when she gets it. :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on August 11, 2009, 01:17:24 pm
So how is everyone going with this one??  I keep falling off the wagon on day one - for some reason at the moment the smoothie is upsetting me  :'( Could be my body complaining about not getting it's cup of tea in the morning  ???  So might try to ease into it a bit more gently perhaps.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: judydawn on August 11, 2009, 01:44:17 pm
Maybe this one just isn't for you ILB - don't push yourself if it is upsetting you  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on August 11, 2009, 01:56:36 pm
I did it a while ago and it was fantastic. In saying that my stomach is a lot more sensitive since then too.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on August 12, 2009, 01:49:10 am
So how is everyone going with this one??  I keep falling off the wagon on day one - for some reason at the moment the smoothie is upsetting me  :'( Could be my body complaining about not getting it's cup of tea in the morning  ???  So might try to ease into it a bit more gently perhaps.
Did you tune in Monday night to Cyndi's teleseminar series?? -  
"Finding it hard to put into place some of the things Cyndi talks about? Lost a bit of the drive that you had in the beginning when you were all enthusiastic and "lets get healthy!" was in the forefront of your mind and now it has taken second place to the kids, the husband/wife and life in general?"
 http://changinghabits.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=41392
I didn't get to hear it but Mum said it was great! Next date is Aug 24th. ;)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on August 12, 2009, 11:11:39 am
I listened in to most of it NayNay.

I have also fallen off the wagon a bit ILB............mainly because I am concerned that I am insulin resistant so fruit for breakfast is probably not ideal for me.  I have written to Cyndi to ask the question if it is adviseable & also posed the question during the teleseminar but it either didn't go through or was ignored!!!  I will try sending her another missive.

I have been advised to follow my blood type diet but am still in overwhelm about the magnitude of the "problem" ie just how many little niggling issues I have to address......sure it will all look better from the other side of half a bottle of wine  ;) ;) - oh, that's right - not on my blood type!!!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on August 12, 2009, 02:18:31 pm
What type are you JaneeZee? I'm a sensitive A and when I started (haven't got past "started") reading about it, it all started to make sense with the types of intolerances I'd had on and off since I was a child.  I agree - there are too many indulgences out there to tempt us...
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on August 12, 2009, 04:48:57 pm
I'm O ILB - not sensitive just lazy (OK I know thats not a subtype - more an admission of guilt!).

I'm just so in the habit of what I eat & have "gotten away with" for so many years that I am finding it hard to think about.  I love things like avocado, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, pork etch which are on my "avoid" list........sigh! It's just getting my head around it, I know it makes sense............. :(
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on August 13, 2009, 12:45:38 pm
I know what you mean - I'm supposed to lean towards a vegetarian diet but I find meat's just so much easier to prepare when in a hurry for dinner.  And I'm supposed to stay away from tomato - but love tomato based things like spag bol  :-[ :-))
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: brazen20au on August 13, 2009, 12:55:22 pm
i agree ILB, the main reason i cook meat is it's so easy! and i'm lazy lol
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on August 13, 2009, 01:22:25 pm
Lazy and unorganised -  :-))
Oh for some organisation!!!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JaneeZee on August 13, 2009, 03:48:16 pm
I am sooooooooo with you ILB.  That's why I never used my slow cooker, I couldn't organise to have the ingredients to put something together in the morning for the evening!!!  Thats one reason I love my TM - I can make my mind up at 6.30, go shopping & still have dinner before 8!!

Organisation is definately not my strong suite :(
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: jworth on October 11, 2009, 08:48:08 am
Hi everyone, I have a question or 2 how easy is this weight loss diet? As it is comming into summer and I have 2 little girls who want to live at our local pool duing the day and I would like  to be comfortable at the pool. Do you recommend this diet?

Thanks
jworth :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: cathy79 on October 11, 2009, 10:19:30 am
Jworth, I'm with you!  I want to take my 2 daughters to swimming lessons this summer and they are at the age where I have to get in as well - a reality check.  I also want to give them a healthy body image and not be   I'm thinking seriously about doing this as I want to do something that is healthy as opposed to a shake regime.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on October 11, 2009, 11:44:03 am
I am so with you both too! DD needs swimming lessons and I'm dreading the thought. Whilst I have started this program numerous times, I've never actually finished it. Keen to start again, however I need to take it carefully as my stomach is super sensitive at the moment.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on October 11, 2009, 12:19:15 pm
I'm hoping my boardies and rash vest will get me through our swimming lessons (bathers - aaaagggghhhhhh)  ;D ;D ;D.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Maggie on October 12, 2009, 12:49:52 am
From my experience there was good and bad with this diet (isn't there always!). The good: very healthy food, fantastic recipes (heaps easier to make with the TM), it's delicious and you feel brilliant after a week or so. The bad: lots of recipes to cook, even with the TM this takes time and you also have to be organised with all the ingredients, fruit for breakfast wasn't enough for me however the shake was great, also vege sticks and dip between lunch and dinner gets a bit boring and isn't as substantial as I would've liked. I lost just under 4kgs in the 21 days (have stacked it all back on since then, plus more - but that's another story).
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: cathy79 on October 12, 2009, 01:20:34 am
Well I had the protein shakes for breakfast this morning - delicious.  So I guess that means I've started.  Have to order the book today and get serious.
Maggie, thanks for the review - sounds like you had good results.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: may 5599 on November 19, 2009, 01:07:09 am
Hello all,

I have just came across this post, after just starting a new one on this subject Sorry..

I will now keep an eye on this post.

Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Anaise on November 19, 2009, 03:53:06 am
I am going to start this next week.  I am reading the 21 day ebook first and then a friend and i are starting it together for support.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: may 5599 on November 19, 2009, 11:19:56 am
I have read my 21 day diet, got my food things in today,
Just made my bread for the lunches, so here goes.

I will be away from home for a few days at the weekend,
but I am still going to try and do my best.

Will keep you posted...
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: meganjane on November 20, 2009, 01:34:35 pm
Good luck May!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Anaise on November 21, 2009, 11:24:19 am
Goodluck May.  And keep us informed of how you are going.
I will post here when I begin too.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: may 5599 on November 22, 2009, 06:34:13 am
Well I have had the shakes the last 3 mornings, not keen on the green colour, and have not managed to get almond oil, but otherwise ok.

Had my chicken or cheese sandwich for lunch, lots of fruit and salad.

Going to my Sons for a couple of days now to look after my Grandson, so its going to be really hard as I have everything on hand here at home, but I am still going to be good (I hope)

I get back late on Tuesday night, so from Wednesay I am going to be making the dips and meals, taking my books with me to keep reading.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Lexi on February 06, 2010, 09:24:40 am
We've got, and love, IsoWhey protein shakes - can we do that instead of Cyndi's shake and still do ok?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on February 07, 2010, 12:14:58 pm
Ummm - are you doing it for weight loss or health? Cyndi O really has a lot to say about those types of shakes and doesn't promote the buying of them. But it's up to you I guess. What is the ingredients list made up of? Research what each item listed is and then decide if you still love it.  :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: CarolineW on March 20, 2010, 01:49:10 am
Is anyone interested in doing this with me to give each other moral support?  I plan to begin next weekend.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 24, 2010, 04:33:51 am
Thanks for bumping this CW. Isn't it funny how I remember seeing this ages ago, but on seeing this again had a lightbulb moment and realised that this is worth trying. I bought some collodial (prob mispelt that) minerals and the lady from the health shop reckons just those alone will make me feel noticeably good, and then got some spiralina. Bought heaps of fruit and veges and other things from the shop and this morning DD (she's on it too) made up the smoothie and had a cup of green tea. All in all am feeling really positive that this may put a spring in my step, and possibly lose a few unwanted kilos also (please, please). So...I will try and avoid looking at all those lovely photo's that people will be attaching to recipes. The good thing about it is I will still be using my TM, I have the Cyndi book, and the diet plan is nothing short of sensible, healthy eating. So am giving it a go and see what happens...
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Delveen on March 24, 2010, 05:20:06 am
Hello everyone
I'm a newbie from today and I can't figure out how to use the Introduce yourself section...................how do I enter the site.
Help!!!!!!!!

So I stumbled into this Chit Chat for some instruction

I've just got Cyndi"s 21day Changing Habits diet and my new Thermomix but I didn't know there was a recipe book adapted to TMX
How can I get hold of that?
I'll join the dieting group from next Monday when I plan to start.
Warm regards
Delveen

Hi guys

I'm wondering, has anyone tried Cyndi's 21 day weight loss program using their thermomix? I brought the book of her recipes converted to be made in the thermomix and have just realised about half of them are ones used in this diet - this should make the diet a little easier to follow (I hope).

I've started it today and will be making a TM main meal listed on day two of the diet tonight. Now all I have to do is stick to the menus :-\  :-\

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Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Delveen on March 24, 2010, 05:22:21 am
Hello everyone
I'm a newbie from today and I can't figure out how to use the Introduce yourself section...................how do I enter the site.
Help!!!!!!!!

So I stumbled into this Chit Chat for some instruction

I've just got Cyndi"s 21day Changing Habits diet and my new Thermomix but I didn't know there was a recipe book adapted to TMX
How can I get hold of that?
I'll join the dieting group from next Monday when I plan to start.
Warm regards
Delveen
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: judydawn on March 24, 2010, 06:01:50 am
Hi Delveen, welcome to the forum.  To introduce yourself in the correct section go to the main page and click on INTRODUCE YOURSELF.  When that thread comes up, just click on NEW TOPIC and type in your introductory message.  Click on Post and that is it.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 24, 2010, 06:28:08 am
Hi Delveen, its called Healthy Eating with Cyndi O'Meara features recipes converted from Cyndi's 21 Day Get Healthy Program together with a selection of recipes from her best selling 'Changing Habits Changing Lives' cookbook.

Price: $12.00
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: CarolineW on March 24, 2010, 11:23:05 am
My copy of that is currently hiding, hmmm.  Monday sounded good to me to start until I remembered that I have a week long special event next week!!  :(  Never mind, I'll still start in so far as I can, ready for doing the full thing the week after.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Thermomixer on March 24, 2010, 01:00:04 pm
You must be doing well Caroline to be doing a week long event.  Good luck with that and the diet
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Delveen on March 25, 2010, 01:39:53 am
Thanks JudyDawn I've done as you suggest and all is well - I'm introduced.
Now all I need to know is how I can get my hands on Cyndi's 21 day Changing Habits TMX adapted recipe book. Any one know?
Delveen :-*
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: judydawn on March 25, 2010, 06:36:10 am
I'm not sure which Cyndi O'Meara books you have Delveen. The TMX adapted recipes are in Healthy Eating With Cyndi O'Meara and her other book is Changing Habits Changing Lives plus there is a cookbook with the same name. All books can be ordered through your consultant and are featured in the books listed on http://www.thermomix.com.au/01-cookbooks.html (http://www.thermomix.com.au/01-cookbooks.html)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 25, 2010, 07:18:07 am
Delveen the recipes in her diet plan have been converted in the Healthy Eating book. Ask your consultant if you wish to purchase a copy.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: em on May 07, 2010, 09:13:18 pm
 hi
just wondering if there is anyone doing this at the moment. my dh and are on to day 3 at the moment and we are both enjoying it. i never thought just eating fruit for brekky would fill me, but it really has and then i am not starving again at 10am!  we had the fruit sticks and dip today for a late arvo snack and it was so yummy i couldnt stop eating them! i really havent been listening to my body in regards to eating and have felt alot better over the last 2 days!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: I Love Bimby! on May 08, 2010, 12:55:32 am
Great going Em.  Tracy who was at the cooking class is about a week or so into it. She pops on here every now and then, so maybe she may say hi?
So glad you're enjoying it!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: BellaBear on August 31, 2010, 11:35:14 am
I know this is a pretty old thread but I just wanted to say that we're on day 15 of this program and I think it has changed my life.  I already can't imagine going back to the way I used to eat.  Both my DH and I cannot believe how much better we are sleeping.  I've been tired for as long as I can remember - which I put down first to a gruelling travel schedule and now to two children - but since about Day 7, I've started to feel a whole new level of energy.  I really can't believe it.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: judydawn on August 31, 2010, 12:01:39 pm
Great to hear BB, maybe this will inspire others to try it.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: zebraa on August 31, 2010, 02:05:19 pm
Gawwwd, I've gone the whole hog and got the E book, the Changing habits book and the cookbook - and the snack book for kids.

Will report back in about 22 days!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: BellaBear on September 01, 2010, 10:52:18 am
Zebraa I've just bought the book, the cookbook and the snack book too.  Now impatiently waiting for them to arrive.  I hope I get them before Day 21!

We're having the mushroom and carrot loaf tonight.  Does not sound appealing but you never know until you give it a go.   ;D  We've liked every recipe so far so hopefully this will be another yummy surprise.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Thermomixer on September 02, 2010, 08:26:48 am
Well done BellaBear & good luck zebraa. I think I should do something like that to restore my energy !!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: zebraa on September 07, 2010, 03:14:11 pm
I got the books. The Kids snack book from the other author isn't great but Cindi's recipe book is FABULOUS and I am lovin gher 21 day program. Hope the results are great 8)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: BellaBear on September 09, 2010, 11:31:39 am
Have to agree zebraa.  I was pretty disappointed with the snack book...who knew that fruit was a healthy snack for kids  :-))
I love Cyndi's books though and have already made quite a few of the recipes.  Need to do another shopping trip so that I can try some more.  Particularly want to try the chocolate chip biscuits for the kids.

We got very good results from the 21 days and now that we are out the other side I still don't have the slightest desire for the junk food I used to crave.  I've also lost all interest in alcohol and coffee.  I didn't lose a huge amount of weight - maybe 2.5kgs - but my clothes fit better and I've got a lot more energy.  My husband lost 6kg so he's pretty happy.  I can't imagine going back to the way I used to eat now.

Hope your results are as good as ours!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: zebraa on September 09, 2010, 03:17:06 pm
Awesome. I hopw I'll be the same. I am already amazed at how the cravings have disappeared. That was what I most wanted to change so I am chuffed.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: katesjoy on October 28, 2010, 11:38:08 pm
Several months after ordering Cyndi's books, l took the plunge last week and actually started, in the hope that l could halt my mad, mad, mad chocolate addiction that has me piling on the kilos.  So far am loving it, although still getting the occaisional craving sneaking in.  Everyday l surprise myself by enjoying the food.  So if you are like me and are wanting to give this a go, but was born to procrastinate, my adivice would be to make a shopping list and just start it.  Oh, and as added incentive l've lost 4kg so far and that is without getting too much exercise in!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: zebraa on October 29, 2010, 01:23:14 pm
I started in at the start of September and still follow the principles. So far I have lost 10 kg and have so much more energy and can't believe how easy it is to have a really tasty, healthy diet.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Kym on October 30, 2010, 12:29:24 am
I'm so glad it work for you girls.  For me it made me gain more weight!  I think the main problem for me was that the protein shake was too high in calories (I think its around 700) and once you add everything else it just too much for me.

I'm now using a lot of her principals, cut down the amount in the shake but still using the collidal minerals and barley green and things are starting to go back down.  It has helped with the sugar cravings.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: zebraa on October 30, 2010, 05:01:27 am
I dunno -  I don't do calories ;D

I would have the shake for 1/2 for brekky and 1/2 for morning tea  and I also have to share with my kids. It seems to work.

Plus I have a lot to lose :-)) You may be in a different situation.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: katesjoy on October 30, 2010, 01:37:40 pm
I haven't tried to work out the calories either - but l do only have 1/2 the amount - easy to grab then the next day for my 7am shift, along with a couple of oranges.  Ahh, 10kg, can't wait to hit that milestone.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: bigTcup on January 13, 2011, 02:37:05 am
Anyone doing Cyndi's 21 day program at the moment?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Cuilidh on January 13, 2011, 05:12:00 am
From what everyone has been saying, this sounds like a pretty sensible diet - can anyone tell me if it is suitable for a vegetarian?  I have found so many diets include meat and that's always discouraged me from trying any of them.  I do eat eggs and cheese though - I'm what is referred to as an ovo-lacto vegetarian!  Any feedback would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on January 13, 2011, 05:30:21 am
Cyndi has lots of vegetarian recipes so it would be good in that sense.  :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: katesjoy on January 13, 2011, 07:57:03 am
Would definitely be an easy diet to follow for vegetarians - it is not an overly regimented diet - so easy to switch meals with meat to vegetarian ones or in some, just leave the meat out, would still be yummy and filling.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JenniCB on January 13, 2011, 11:37:21 am
Ok so now I am a little worried. I'm not doing the 21 day diet atm although could definitely do with losing some weight. But I have started having Cyndi's Protein Shake every morning because it looked like a great, healthy option for breakfast and is very very filling and yummy. But someone mentioned on here that it could have as many as 700 calories!! I know Cyndi's whole philosophy is to not count calories but if this is true, I'm really worried that I could seriously start stacking it on. Anyone know for sure?? I should add that I don't drink the full amount at breakfast (just can't finish it) and was thinking of saving the rest for morning tea. Does anyone know if it's alright to save for the next morning even?? I know with some of the juices you have to drink them within half an hour or the nutritional benefits are lost.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jen
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on January 15, 2011, 12:07:22 am
I got 715 when I just typed it into this calculator.
http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php?process=resubmit&count=2
If you have Cyndi's book ch 27 is all about calorie counting and she has devoted the whole chapter to it saying "Throw away calorie counter!" Eliminating chemical calories is more important and resetting metabolic rate. We have it every morning and haven't noticed anyone packing it on but I guess you have to be sensible for the rest of the day. If you don't have her book it is worth the read.  ;)
Not sure it would last with the raw egg in it too long.
All the best - Let us know how you go.  :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: JenniCB on January 15, 2011, 12:28:28 pm
Thanks for that Nay-nay. I'm really loving it so think I will keep having it and keep the rest of my eating the same and see how I go. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: earth mumma on January 16, 2011, 12:39:39 am
Hi JenniCB

My husband is a Chiropractor and we help people to impliment Cyndi's 21 day program in our office.  A couple of pointers for you - Nay Nay is spot on it's about trying to get your chemical calorie intake as low as you can and it's all about nutrients.  Our body has an abundance of innate intelligence and it knows when it's nutrient needs have been met - hence the breaky shake is nutirent dense and makes your whole body work on a diffeent energy level.  When your body is fuelled with nutrient dense foods then cravings for junk foods become non-existent.  Somehow with the chemical dense foods we've been consuming our brain/body connection has been disrupted and that's why we crave the junk.  I think that by eating great wholefoods you may just find that you get less hungry during the day too (your brain won't send out the hungry message if it has all the nutrients it needs to function at it's best).   I am very pasionate about Cyndi's work and philosophy as it is practical and very easy to follow (her 80/20 rule makes it possible to have junk on occassions and not feel bad about that).  With the breaky shake I don't add a raw egg, but have it boiled for morning tea.  I also make the shake with freshly squeezed orange juice in place of the milk.  I think it is best fresh.   Most people who have done the 21 day program with us lose about 5kg, but the biggest gain they have is in their energy levels, moods, tolerance for others and improved sleep.   :) :)   
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: sue_h on January 16, 2011, 11:48:33 pm
JenniCB. I save 1/2 of mine for morning tea as well. I have it the next day but I think that the nutritional value would be reduced compared to making it fresh. I put a whole orange (minus the skin) in the shake instead of milk and it gives it a very nice fresh flavour. There's also a thread on the shake if you are interested in others comments. http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1937.0 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1937.0). I agree with Nay-Nay as well that we need to be aware of what we eat for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: cottchick on May 22, 2011, 10:27:36 am
I have just started this program after going to see Cyndi here in Perth earlier this week. She was wonderful!!

 I just have to say, after trying the Dukan diet for the last few months (on and off as it was so hard eating just one food group for so long), I am in heaven with this one. I did lose weight (5kilos) on the Dukan diet (high protein) but when I tired of alternating between pure protein one day and protein and veggies the next, for months...I gave up and the weight found me again.

I love love love the brekky smoothie and am looking forward to trying some of the porridges she has in her book.

Have the posters here who have already done the 21 day challenge found its been a good kickstart to lower weight? I have five kilos I don't want anymore!!

Cottchick.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: vanillabean on June 06, 2011, 04:39:43 am
Being in Canada, I've never heard of Cyndi O'Meara. Being curious, I googled her and I really identify with her approach to healthy eating and getting back to basics. I'm just wondering how easy it is to stick to this way of eating? I've read this thread through and it seems that people have trouble staying true to the program when 'life gets in the way' so to speak - ie. meetings, kids, husbands, etc. Just curious if there's any more input from members that have been or are still following Cyndi's way of eating.

I'm also wondering how large of a download is the e-book? I was hoping to convert it onto my phone and have limited space and can't find any mention on her website as to how large the pdf file is.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: earth mumma on June 08, 2011, 02:01:20 am
Dear vanillabean. 

My family and I have been following Cyndi's principles for the last 3 years.  I think it depends on what kind of habit base you are coming from as to how hard it will be to maintain.  If you can get her Changing Habits, Changing lives book to go with her 21 day program it gives you a deeper understanding of her principles and how to go about making further changes once you have finished the 21 days.  The thing I love about Cyndi's stuff is it's logical and once you are in the habit, easy.  You become more in tune with your body and your taste buds and will get to a point where the things you used to love you just can't bear anymore.  I can now taste fake flavours, hydroginated oils and other nasties when they have been added to food.  I think a major mindset change for me was realising how much potential damage the frankenstein foods can do.  You know all those things we label as 'treats'.  Well I just don't think they are a treat if they are doing me or my family harm.  That thought alone is enough to make me just say no to the processed rubbish I used to eat.  The wonderful news for you is that having a thermomix makes life so much easier when you are cooking most of your food from scratch.  Most people are sold on their Tm by the sorbet - for me it was the veg stock concentrate and being back in control of what goes into the food I eat.  There are a few of her principles that I struggle with and still are working towards - personal products - finding something that is close to nature and that works for me has been very challenging, bread - trying to make my own is something I don't always have time for so I have to compromise here sometimes (still I try for a great quality no additives organic bread where I can, nuts - can't get them in the shell in the quantities that my family eats, eating for my blood group - just too restrictive for me and eating salads in winter.  A couple of things that are really important in staying on track.  Menu plan, even your snacks if need be, this really, really helps.  Become a complusive label reader - even products that we think tick the boxes can suddenly change their ingredients. Seek like minded people who can help you source the foods you want and finally beware of the creep factor - sometimes when we begin to feel great we can fall back into old habits.  They can creep in slowly so we don't notice them.   

Hope this helps

Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: vanillabean on June 09, 2011, 06:02:23 am
Hello earth mumma,

Thank you so much for your thoughtful reply! I've ordered the ebook and am loving everything I'm reading so far. I also ordered her TM cookbook and the Changing Habits, Changing Lives book but wouldn't you know it, we have a postal strike right now in Canada??? Grrrr. So I'll have to wait to read more.

So far, the 21 day program hasn't been too difficult to stick to since we already do eat healthfully -- I don't buy prepackaged foods and make meals from scratch. I was really excited to learn about Rapadura sugar (never heard of it - and is it ever hard to find here, but I finally did! :) ) I know absolutely nil re: eating for your blood type (which I doubt would be easy to follow since  we're all different blood types in my family --- and my days of being a short-order cook from my daughter's toddler days are so OVER!  :o )

Anyway, the long and the short of it, thank you for your response, it has helped me a great deal.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Tasty on August 24, 2011, 09:14:17 am
Is this diet also good for just feeling well, even if you don't want to lose weight?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: earth mumma on August 25, 2011, 01:54:07 am
Hi Tasty.  Absolutely.  When I started using Cyndi's principles I was the same weight as I am now.  My weight only fluctuates in winter when I eat lots of stews and winter warming foods.  As soon as summer starts it comes off again - through not extra effort, just a change in my eating habbits.  I find my immunine system (and that of my families) are very strong now and mostly my energy levels are great.  I find that having the barley grass most days really helps.  I don't take the colliodal minerals all the time though.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Wonder on August 25, 2011, 04:05:55 am
Hi, I'm thinking of having a look at Cyndi's plan not to follow 100% but just to get some ideas for healthier eating and possibly as a plan for a few weeks. I was looking at puchasing her e-book but does this also contain the recipes or will I need to order the recipe book through TMX?

Has anyone else just followed this as a rough guide and felt any health benefits?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: earth mumma on August 25, 2011, 05:40:58 am
Hi Wonder.  If you don't want to follow her plan 100% but want some ideas on how to make some changes then her e-book is great, although the number of recipes aren't huge.  I would suggest that you read her changing habits changing lives book as it has far more detailed info iin it and then look at purchasing her Thermomix recipe book to get you going.  Any of her infor is good though. Have you looked at her web site?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Wonder on August 25, 2011, 06:07:14 am
Thanks earth mumma, I have looked at the website over quite a long period of time and even listened in on a few of her podcasts, you don't seem to be able to access as much information for free as I remember but there is still a lot of information on there. I guess I'm looking more towards the ebook because it would give me a little more day to day structure rather than just an understanding which is what I think I'm after, also I really don't like purchasing hard copy books anymore and find it much more convenient to have it on the iPad and ready to read whenever I'm able. I know I'm a little too fussy.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Kimby83 on September 12, 2011, 10:55:26 am
Hi all!
I know this thread is now quite old but I thought I would post my progress anyway. I have been following cyndi's e-book for 8 days now and today is the first time I have struggled. We had a big day yesterday and a late night - and it is my second day of incorporating a walk in my mornings so perhaps that is why I am so exhausted. Apart from today - I was amazed at how much energy I had all of last week. The morning shakes are delicious! But I have taken out the oats in case they were too much, but think I might try it with them again tomorrow to see if it makes a difference. I had no time to make dip this morning (or yesterday) so just had veggie sticks for afternoon tea and really found that I am craving more food!

Anyway, am hoping the energy will come back tomorrow but thought I would post on here anyway :) am off to have a nap before dinner and will update again in a few days/week to let you know how it went.

Oh and by the way i have lost 1.5kg in the first week. Felt like I shouldn't have because there was no exercise and plenty of 'good' fat. Not what I am used to when trying to lose weight. So 'gaining health' really does work so far!
Kim.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: earth mumma on September 13, 2011, 09:00:56 am
Hi Kimby83

When I help people through the 21 days most of them do find that they have a point where it all gets a bit hard or they feel 'over it'.  This is really normal and usually happens around day 10-14.  Often in the first week energy can ebb and flow as the body moves out some toxins. The important thing is to be tender with yourself - acknowledge that what you a trying to do is make some major changes in your habits and that it takes time.  Then pick yourself up and recommit yourselve to the program.  The dips are also really important as they provide enough 'nutrients' to stop you feeling hungry.  Keep it up and keep writing in your daily health log so you can see the differenes from when you began to when you finish.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Kimby83 on September 14, 2011, 05:07:03 am
Hi earth mumma
Thanks! Yes it only lasted a day, and I stuck to it but just had a nap when I got home from work. the next day I was still a bit tired and I guess a little over the effort (although itís not much effort!) and was obviously having a moment of weakness and ate a caramello koala.  WOW. I actually didnít like the taste of it!! Very strange, they used to be my favourites!  I couldnít eat it all, I canít even describe the taste.  It sounds silly but it was like I could taste chemicals!
I made the hommus dip and have been eating that for afternoon tea so all going well there Ė I am finding I am hungrier in the mornings though when I used to be able to have the shake and it would fill me up for the whole morning.  Not sure if that is related to the exercise!  However, up to day 10 today and still loving the food, the Pad Thai last night was absolutely to die for, and my DF raved about it and requested we have it as a regular on the menu (love when we can do that!).  Bonus is, it literally took all of 5ish minutes to throw it all together! Sensational. 
Thanks for the support!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Wonder on September 14, 2011, 07:43:01 am
kimby83, it sounds like you are going great. I've purchased the books and starting to have a read but travelling for work at the moment so it's impossible to start something like this. It would be great if you are able to continuing writing your experiences so when I am able to have a go I've got your journey to compare to.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: earth mumma on September 15, 2011, 05:43:06 am
Hi Kimby83

You are right!  Once you get uses to tasting foods as close to their natural state you can taste the chemicals.  If you use to eat margarine it is one that is very obvious.  I think I am now very sensitive to hydroginated fats and lots of other cvhemical nasties.  Cabury use to be my favourite chocolate, but now I can't eat it, same with potato chips, use to love em, but now can only have a few before my body says - enough!  The best bit is when you have finished your 21 days you can start living by the 80/20 rule.  Eat fabulous foods as close to their natural state 80% of the time and 20% of the time you eat what you would like.  It's funny though because after you have been eating foods in this way for a while there probably will be some things that wont even make it on to the 20% list.  I wont drink fizzy drinks (unless homemade - with natural mineral water), eat anything knowingly with hydroginated fats or anything with yucky colours/flavours.  When I have worked hard to fill my body with good stuff I just wont compromise with these things.   Good luck. 
   
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Judydg on September 18, 2011, 01:21:57 pm
Hi all
I am thinking of doing the 21 day plan but can someone tell me if you have to give up coffee - I imagine you would have to but I love my coffee and would give up everything else before giving up coffee!!
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: earth mumma on September 19, 2011, 12:39:37 am
Hi Judydg

A couple of questions: how many coffees do you have in a day? Do you add milk and/or sugar?  Do you drink instant or freshly ground coffee? In the 21 day program it is recommended that the main hot drinks are herbal teas, especially green tea. If you just cannot go without a coffee then it's suggested that you drink it black with no sugar and try to make it organic, freshly brewed coffee.  If you like to add milk and sugar, maybe it's not the coffee you like so much but the combination of these.  So no you don't have to give up coffee, but some changes in the way or ammount may be required.  Our bodies are quite amazing and often if there is a sugar, caffine, salt or fat craving it's because the underlying issue is lack of energy due to our body's nutrient quota not being met.  Met the nutrient quota and like magic the cravings disappear.
 
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Tasty on October 20, 2011, 01:32:55 pm
How much does this programme cost?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on October 21, 2011, 12:25:09 am
It costs the price of the ebook ($22) 21 day diet   (http://changinghabits.com.au/healthy_weight_loss) and whatever food you buy to eat. OR Healthy Living Cub  (http://changinghabits.com.au/healthy_living_club) for $57 OR you can join the Healthy Living Program (http://changinghabits.com.au/healthy_living_program) for $197 ;)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Moo2 on October 21, 2011, 03:34:15 am
Are the recipes in the TMX book the same as the ones in her cook book or in the 21 day program? I have dine the 21 days which was terrific for feeling great but am looking for some more recipes as I am vegetarian. I am wondering if it would be worth getting one of her other books.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on October 21, 2011, 07:33:08 am
They have different stuff in them. I saw her cookbook at the library today so maybe you could borrow before you buy to see if you would like it???  ;)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Tasty on October 22, 2011, 05:37:27 am
I have just purchased Cyndi's ebook for mum and myself. I just wanted to know if you think it's ok to do while breastfeeding (I have a 6 week old) since it's not really a diet and I'm thinking it can only do good with all those nutrients.

What do others think?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on October 22, 2011, 07:24:44 am
Yeah for sure - it's not so much about losing weight as it is about healthy living.  ;)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Tasty on October 23, 2011, 01:54:37 am
Thanks nay-nay.

I'll probably have quite a few qu's over the next few days. Firstly, where do i buy the ingredients listed in day 1. I'm in perth.

Pasteurized only milk?
Cold pressed olive oil (i have moro evoo - is that ok?)
Tamari - what is that?
Cold pressed almond oil
Rice vinegar
Loose green tea


Can you tell me which can be found in coles or woollies and which ones only in heakth food store?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Bedlam on October 23, 2011, 02:06:35 am
Where in Perth, I know a good spot for most organic need in Mandurah.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Coops on October 23, 2011, 02:37:47 am
I have just purchased Cyndi's ebook for mum and myself. I just wanted to know if you think it's ok to do while breastfeeding (I have a 6 week old) since it's not really a diet and I'm thinking it can only do good with all those nutrients.

What do others think?

Absolutely! Probably one of the best things you could do for you and bubs and your milk, it's all good, healthy nourishing food :)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Tasty on October 23, 2011, 07:46:52 pm
Bedlam - i'm NOR too far to travel to mandurah with baby
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Moo2 on October 23, 2011, 10:35:21 pm
Sorry for the late thank you Nay-Nay. I only just saw your post. I have seen the Changing Habits book in our library but can't seem to find the cook book.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on October 24, 2011, 02:48:14 am
Just ask - They'll get it in for you.  ;)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Moo2 on October 24, 2011, 08:41:32 am
I never thought of that. Didn't know they would do it. Thanks Nay-Nay.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Tasty on October 24, 2011, 11:59:06 pm
Any answers for my previous post on ingredients from those who've tried it?
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: judydawn on October 25, 2011, 01:06:15 am
Tasty I haven't made it but can answer some of your questions.

Tamari is Japanese soy sauce - Tamari is a japanese soy sauce made from the liquid which drains from miso[fermented soybean paste]. Other japanese soy sauces are made from fermented wheat paste.

You can use dark soy sauce [if you are alright with gluten] or a gluten-free soy sauce. True tamari is sold in the natural/gluten-free aisle of coles/Woolworths. GF soy is also in the sauce section.

Most milk in the supermarkets is pasteurised to my knowledge.

Cold pressed almond oil - I would check out a health food store for that one.

Rice vinegar is freely available in supermarkets.

Not sure about loose green tea, check out the supermarkets and head for the health food store if it is not available there.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Nay-nay on October 25, 2011, 01:42:03 am
Sorry Tasty - I did not answer as I'm not sure what's over your side of the country. The 'westie gals' need to answer this one for you. But As JD said all of these things are available in supermarkets or healthfood shop. Do you have Paul's milk over there? They make an organic unhomogenised milk. (only the one in the green carton like picture below, the organic one that is in blue carton is homogenised) That's what pasteurised only is (only pasteurised and not homogenised). If you find somewhere that will sell raw milk even better but is against the law to sell it in Australia for human consumption so is sold as bath milk or pet milk.  You will find "cold pressed" on your bottle if it is and most Australian olive oils are. Our Woolies has Earth's Choice Tamari in 'health food' section. Spiral foods organic brown rice vinegar can be found in same section. Check health food shop for almond oil and tea should be in tea section at supermarket if not check healthfood store. Hope this helps.  ;)
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 25, 2011, 04:36:59 am
The brand you are looking for milk is Margaret River. Has a white label with green writing, and is sold in Coles and IGA in WA.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: haybray on April 20, 2014, 12:42:56 pm
HI,
Were thinking of starting this diet. Has anyone recently tried this diet. Sounds great. Would be good to hear any thoughts on it.
Title: Re: Cyndi's 21 day weight loss diet
Post by: Tasty on April 20, 2014, 02:42:12 pm
No, not recently but I looked into starting it again but the daily emails I received are no longer available to me. I think I would do better with it this time round.