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To AAM or not to AAM

I'm only just setting out on my second week but I've read a few peoples posts who don't seem to do the AAM week after four weeks of SSing,

Do you have to AAM, is it best if you do, I've not spoken to my CDC about it as it's a long way off yet but I'm just wondering

Thanks in advance
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S: 20st3lb C: 20st3lb BMI: 50.1 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I love the AAM week and i survive this diet knowing that in x amount of weeks i can eat (all be it a tiny portion)Why dont you give the AAM week a go and see how you get on? x
:sigh:i wont offer advice im sole sourcing and eating !!!#probab having more calories than before !!!
i know they say check with gp just to ensure your health is ok . however i gather the difference in wt loss when you aam may only be a 1lb compared to ss..... makes you wonder !!!!!

I came over to Cambridge from LL where you don't add-a-meal and though it felt strange to me I really enjoyed my first AAMW - I used it as an opportunity to try new things like fish which I hadn't eaten for a long time and cottage cheese which I discovered I really liked. I had been on LL 14 weeks with no food so it felt good and definately didn't affect my weight loss - after AAMW I had a great loss. I also think it's a good idea as it helped me not to be so fearful of going back to food - I stuck to the portions and tried new things, it didn't make me cheat at all. I think especially when you plan to SS for a long time it keeps you going, helps you try new things and makes you start to think about portion control.

My next AAM starts today and you would not belive how much I am looking forward to cottage cheese and cucumber - something I would never have even tried in the past, not because I want to binge on it but because the flavour and texture was brilliant! AAM helps having SS'd for so long (started with about 126 lb to lose, still 28 to go) as I am getting a bit bored and the variety AAM provides keeps me going and breaks the diet down into manageable chunks - even my partner, also a fussy eater is doing the AAM with me to try new food then having a smaller tea later so I can't sing its praises highly enough!

Also briefly from a medical point of view even LL which allows people to continually sole source has introduced milk week as the National Obesity Forum don't recommend SS'ing for more than 16 weeks continuously so to keep your body healthy they receommend either a full break - not desirable to us or these kind of approaches where you combine food back in for a short period.

Hope you suceed in your losses whatever you decide!
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Mrs V

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S: 21st7lb C: 12st5lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 9st2lb(42.52%)
Today is my first day of AAMW and I can't wait to eat chicken and lettuce!!! It is lovely with some tobasco sauce used as a dressing!! Yum yum!!!!

Quick question, does it have to be plain cottage cheese (low fat), or could I have the one with Chives???
I was also not sure about the cottage cheese - I have a feeling chives are allowed but could only find the cottage cheese with sour cream and onion in too which is obviously a no (dammit!) so tonight was going to get plain cottage cheese and snip over some fresh chives. Hope they are allowed and I am not imagining it??? Any advice appreciated before dinner time!
thanks everyone, great input, I'll now be looking forward to aamw instead of dreading it. I dreamt I cheated last night although I've never contemplated it so far (only day 9 hee hee)

Lil K

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S: 16st1lb C: 12st4lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 28.6 Loss: 3st11lb(23.56%)
thanks everyone, great input, I'll now be looking forward to aamw instead of dreading it. I dreamt I cheated last night although I've never contemplated it so far (only day 9 hee hee)
Hi Dutch

I've also had the 'cheating dreams' particularly in the first few days. You cannot imaging the relief I felt waking up and knowing all my hard work had not been undone :innocent0002:

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