New Year Low Carb Bootcamp

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BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Sat 29-Dec-12 21:30:12

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and that Santa brought you everything that you deserved! grin

By now, I'm guessing that many of us will be rather tired of chocolates and stodgy food. Mince pie anyone? wink

So. The next low carb Bootcamp will be starting on 7 January. It will run for 10 weeks, which will take us to mid-March. The idea of Bootcamp is that we have an initial strict fortnight, which will see a significant amount of weight loss, followed by a more relaxed 8 weeks.

Overall, if you follow the rules, you can expect to lose anything up to 20lbs in this time period.

So who is in?

If you want to join us, add your name to the list and tell us what your aims/objectives are.

I will start ...

LucyVFood Thu 03-Jan-13 12:47:41

I'm having another 'I can't eat like this and lose weight' moment.

Breakfast was three rashers of bacon, two scrambled eggs and a tomato with butter in the eggs. MFP tells me that cost me nearly 800 calories (although only 7 carbs).

I'd love some reassurance that this will work sad Sorry, I know it's not a question as such!

Anew I'm the same with the headache and a tiny bit shaky too.

Doshusallie Thu 03-Jan-13 12:51:23

Lucy. This is why I don't do Mfp. We are too conditioned to look at calorie intake.

It does work. We have many women on this thread that have lost stones and stones on this woe, some without exercising even.

Would we lie to you?? Promise promise promise. Stick with it and you will see. But don't cheat - high fat and high carb will mean you gain weight very quickly.

Biwi - thanks, maybe I'll do a morning coffee and an afternoon one and leave it at that!

I initially didnt feel too bad this morning, Ive had breakfast and lunch and a snack in between. Im not hungry and Im drinking enough water. However Im now feeling really tired, my arms feel almost achey and Im getting a bit of that 'spaced out' feeling going on. Any suggestions? Anything I should or shouldnt be doing?

TooImmatureMincePies Thu 03-Jan-13 13:06:11

<slinks in guiltily>

Hello all! I was on Bootcamps earlier in the year, lost a good 2 stone, and then fell off the wagon with a resounding crash some time around my birthday in October. I was reasonably good even so until December when it all went a bit carb-crazy. I haven't dared weigh myself yet (last weighed just before Christmas at 9 stone 12, up from my personal best at 9 stone 8, but not terribly so) but my jeans are uncomfortably tight and my waist seems to have disappeared. sad I start back to work on Monday after 10 months off on mat leave, eek! I'm restarting on Saturday because we are too broke post-Christmas to throw out the bread, potatoes etc, so are eating our way through them ready to go by the weekend. <goes off to finish the last slice of DH's birthday cake>

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Rooobs Thu 03-Jan-13 13:10:11

cor Doshu you boring caaah wink definitely ditch the marg, it's utter rubbish for both content and taste!

And Lucy it does work, but I think no cheating is good advice. fat and carbs are completely sabotaging for this WOE.

Although, I have to confess to just having had a redbull to sharpen my mind for studying - I'm so used to reading myself to sleep at night that reading text books automatically gets me drowsy and I don't know how else to deal with it!

Lunch was a boiled egg and fried chorizo salad which was just DIVINE! But now I'm fighting a craving for something sweet to 'finish' the meal. THIS TOO SHALL PASS etc.

Wilding Thu 03-Jan-13 13:21:38

Can't do list easily on phone but am definitely IN- would like to lose about 1.5 stone after puffing out on carbs all winter. Have also started a bit early, just had salad and prawn cocktail for lunch, lovely smile

Wilding Thu 03-Jan-13 13:22:12

Puffing?

Pigging blush

frenchfries22 Thu 03-Jan-13 13:22:37

thanks BIWI yes im vegetarian any other snack ideas that dont include cheese or dairy? i saw peanut butter mentioned is this allowed. i have the low carb vegetarian book on its way so hope that will help

cathyandclaire Thu 03-Jan-13 13:30:03

Dosh I'm a pound up too...think my poor body is still rehydrating after New Year blush altough I think I gained a few pounds when I started Bootcamp last time, then it all magically wooshed off....am very much looking forward to that happening!
Oh and pleeease keep talking about your experiences..I love the ideas and the reassurance that lots of people are having the same difficulties and successes, that's the good thing about this board..we can all drone on about our weight/food/wees/bowels without risking divorce!

Afternoon ladies...I'm sooo hungry and we have nothing in really...need to do the food shop sad I have nothing to snack on ahhhhhh!!

B- three scrambled eggs
L- two slices of turkey
D- will be 2 chicken breasts with maybe a broccoli cheese and some savoy!

And i have lost 0.4 kg since yesterday...only a teensy bit i know but im pleased its going in the right direction :D

LucyVFood I can reassure you that this WOE does work...i lost a stone on bootcamp before!! Keep with it...can be tough in the beginning but it's worth it and you'll feel much healthier for it!

Themumsnotroastingonanopenfire Thu 03-Jan-13 13:47:24

I am in - have definitely put some back on over Christmas (scared at how much) and can't wait to get started again.

Themumsnotroastingonanopenfire Thu 03-Jan-13 13:49:45

Posting list with my name added:

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captainmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 13:53:32

Roobz - Redbull? Sucrose, glucose, sweeteners...What were you sayihng about carbs and fat togethe?

Peanut buttter - you have to read the label. Some of them are 15g/100g.

I second Lidl youghurt, but I have to pace myself. I bought one today and it's half-gone already (this is a 1000g tub!shock) Def one tub a week.

Rooobs Thu 03-Jan-13 13:56:23

captain it was a diet redbull, so no carbs, but still full of crap I admit!

LucyVFood Thu 03-Jan-13 14:09:11

Thanks everyone smile I'm going to keep the faith! I think it is the calorie conditioning, and the fact that the protein and fats are in the red! Only 27 carbs though, so I'll carry on. I need to buy some scales....

Prolificmincepiebreeder Thu 03-Jan-13 14:18:38

Afternoon all. Well it was very tricky to find anything I could munch on whilst shopping in M&S turns out their prawns contain sugar. 97% prawn. Salt. Sugar. That's all they said.
I got quite stressed out and will have halloumi, bacon and watercress.
I should have got cream to make watercress soup. I didn't get any meat either, kind of freaked out tbh.
I need to visit the recipe thread!

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Thu 03-Jan-13 14:41:20

You can indeed eat fennel It is only 1.8g carbs per 100g.

Lucy - I know that it feels like a real leap of faith eating this way, after years and years of being told that fat is bad! But trust us. It does work, and you will lose weight. Please stop using MFP if you can't cope seeing the red! There is a calorie advantage eating this way, so you can ignore the calorie information.

GinotPrigio Thu 03-Jan-13 14:43:08

Day 3 for me and I'm 5lbs down. I imagine that's all water weight after my carby-fest christmas and the weight loss will slow down now. Still, I'm happy with that.

Food wise I've been doing pretty good. I have low-carbed before so I think it was easy to switch my mindset to this WOE.

Breakfast today was 3 boiled eggs
Lunch was brocolli and stilton soup and some prawns.
Snacked on celery with blue cheese
Dinner will be poussin with creamed spinach.

Mmmmm, diet? What diet!!

TooImmatureMincePies Thu 03-Jan-13 14:51:52

That's great, GinotPrigio! 5lb is marvellous.

Must start putting together a shopping list for Saturday. Any cheap food ideas?

Ginot That's fab news...well done smile

TooImmature...Plenty of eggs and bacon? haha!

captainmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 14:59:17

Fennel? That reminds me of my special Italian Fish stew - white fish, tinned tomatoes, fennel.Slice of lemon. Served (normally) with crusty bread, but nowadays with brocoli and mayo)

Very excited to find this thread grin. Am on day 2 of low carbing, am half way through reading John Briffa, have done my meal planning and food shopping and am ready to hit it. Feeling thinner already hmm, although might be something to do with the fact I can't stop WEEING! What is that about?

Just adding my name to the list for Monday:

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coldethyl
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halfthesize
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Prolificmincepiebreeder Thu 03-Jan-13 15:14:41

You lot are eating much more interesting food than I!
I'm doing the food shop tomorrow. I'm loving I can eat Stilton though!

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