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From the website 12 Sep 2005 16:54 #2342

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[color=darkred:1c1e8da309]These are from the Cycle Diet website [/color:1c1e8da309]

[b:1c1e8da309]e-mail received about The Cycle Diet[/b:1c1e8da309]

Thanks again for all your help and support through the toughest time of my life. I'm feeling like my old self again without the anti-depressents. I will recommend your diet plan to anyone who is serious about getting control over their life and making the necessary lifestyle changes. I'll never go back to my old habits again. Well maybe just every once in a while when it's safe. Oh and by the way, my sex life has improved too!
[b:1c1e8da309]Mary, in Maine[/b:1c1e8da309]

It Works! I started the diet as a sceptic, but I'm a believer now. I can't tell you how surprised I was after just 1 cycle. I'm still working on eating more vegetables and drinking the water, but I no longer have the bloat or cramps. My mood has substantially improved prior to my period too. Thank you soooo much for putting this diet on the net, I'm suggesting your plan to all of my friends who PMS.
[b:1c1e8da309]Nancy, Brooklyn, NY[/b:1c1e8da309]

My husband wants to send you flowers for helping me over my symptoms. I feel like my old self again. I had no idea diet played such a huge part in my monthly problems. Thanks for listening to me and all of you suggestions. I'll forever be in your debt for teaching me how NOT TO EAT........
[b:1c1e8da309]Cindy, Detroit, Michigan[/b:1c1e8da309]

[b:1c1e8da309]Elizabeth's Story[/b:1c1e8da309]

Elizabeth is a beautiful and lively sorority girl living in a prestigious sorority house at a large state university. She came into counseling through an on campus nutrition seminar. College life was exciting and full of fun activities for her, but Elizabeth was feeling overly stressed and suffering from moderate PMS symptoms every month that turned severe since starting oral contraception. In a rush to class Elizabeth rarely ate breakfast which on occasion consisted of a piece of pizza from the night before and a diet coke, she rarely made it back to the sorority house for lunch. Dinner was the usual meat and potatoes or hamburger casserole. Elizabeth avoided milk because she didn't like the taste and thought it was fattening. Fruits and vegetables other than potatoes were also missing from her diet. As with many young women, fast food and diet soda was the easiest choice for most lunches and weekend dinners. An occasional beer or two was considered just part of college life. Working at a local grill as a waitress helped with tuition and she felt the benefit of free food was an added bonus. The free food she received was mostly deep fried pork tenderloins and French fries or a bowl of chili.

Since Elizabeth was on oral contraception she noticed her PMS worsened to the point of reconsidering taking it. She was moody and fatigued most of the time, crying over things that she would have normally handled without a problem. Her studies were also suffering which stressed her parents, creating friction between her and her mother over Elizabeth's extra curricular activities.

After sitting down and showing Elizabeth how inadequate her current diet patterns were through a nutritional analysis, she knew immediately she needed to make changes. She had no idea her diet was one of the reasons she was feeling so bad. she wanted to continue to take the pill and was willing to give the diet plan a try. With a little planning and a schedule change she was able to increase the fresh fruits and vegetables along with flaxseed oil and calcium. There was no way Elizabeth was going to drink nonfat milk, not even chocolate which really wasn't a problem since she would be taking a calcium supplement.

After a month on the plan she started to notice a change in her disposition. She made it a point to tell her sorority sisters she was on a health kick, which encouraged many of them to follow her on the plan. Menus were adjusted at the sorority house to accommodate the new eating plan, and in just one cycle Elizabeth felt the difference. The high anxiety was diminished with markedly improved moods. The negative thoughts she always seemed to be fighting were gone. The dark cloud that seemed to be hanging over her head also disappeared. She was surprised at her confidence level while on a visit home to her parents. During heated discussions, she was able to hold up without feeling the urge to cry. Her concentration improved and she was back to scoring mostly A's on her exams. Elizabeth was feeling like her old self again. By the end of her second cycle, Elizabeth was convinced she had won the battle with PMS and knew she would be staying with the diet plan permanently.
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