New Year Low Carb Bootcamp interim thread!

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To continue chatting and preparing for the official start on 7th.

Rules and veg info can be found on the tabs on the old spreadsheet here.

MulledwineGless Thu 03-Jan-13 20:37:20

Roobs

What have you had to eat today?
Have something else to eat and a glass of sparkling water to fill you up

Maryz Cote D'Ivoire Thu 03-Jan-13 20:39:15

Oh, BIWI, if you aren't starting until the 7th, I might join in this one.

Just marking place (again) while I have a rootle round the previous threads and psych myself up.

I'm not adding myself to the list as I will probably fall off before I even start hmm.

Push on through Rooobs.

My DH has printed off a rather handy countdown chart to stick on the fridge so I can take delight in crossing off the days as we progress through bootcamp. It does help. Along with a fat photo of myself on the fridge and a photo of myself looking very slender and healthy. Really helps with those 'BUT I JUST WANT A WINE' moments.

Saying that, I'm only at the end of day two <tum te tum te tum>

My after dinner treat this evening was a small black coffee. Rock on.

BlackAffronted Thu 03-Jan-13 20:44:22

Going to try & make my own mayo! Will it be carb free then? Im going to use eggs, olive oil, salt, mustard powder and rice wine vinegar.

MissNJE Thu 03-Jan-13 20:45:12

Hello,

I can't wait to start on Monday. I am already low-carbing since yesterday but not too strict.

MulledwineGless Thu 03-Jan-13 20:46:04

Just remembered the phrase which has seen me through

Nothing tastes as good as being slim feels

Rooobs Thu 03-Jan-13 20:54:35

Oh, and I'm GRUMPY, RAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGHGH!!

NoveltySlippers Thu 03-Jan-13 20:55:21

Mulled that's fab about compliments at work smile

Doshusallie Thu 03-Jan-13 20:56:33

One thing that used to help me on previous bootcamps (can't remember who said it - mrsHP?) that really can stop you reaching for that chocolate /stollen/leftover mince pie/packet of crisps - you have eaten these things before. You will almost certainly eat these things again in your lifetime. You know what they taste like. You know what it will feel like in your mouth, and swallowing it. Do you really have to eat it now? Is it worth the slip up now to have that taste again? If so, then yes great, go for it and enjoy it and treat it as a planned cheat. If not, just leave it alone. Save it for another time when you will really savour and enjoy it.

This was echoed over and over again in the final festive BOOTCAMP thread when so many people said they had had this that and the other and they actually wish they hadn't bothered because it didn't taste as nice as they had thought it was going to (a bit meh in fact, or far too sweet) or they wish they had saved their lapse for a specific event or date.

Another drop of wisdom, this time from Zoe Harcombe, and I quote, "if you really fancy a box of chocolates you are much better off eating the whole box at once, than you are having one or two, here and there, throughout the day. If you eat a whole box of chocolates your body won't recognise the food so it will pump out insulin to respond to the sweetness. If you eat the whole box in less than an hour your body will have one sugar rush to respond to. If you eat the whole box throughout the day your pancreas will be on continual alert and you will be on a roller coaster of blood glucose highs and lows for hours"

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Thu 03-Jan-13 21:05:36

BlackAffronted - you would be better off using lemon juice or wine vinegar, as I think rice vinegar is fairly carby. Hang on, will check ...

halfthesize Thu 03-Jan-13 21:06:33

Dosh that is so true about the eating carby things and it not being worth it. I had quite a massive carb blow out over festive celebrations and nothing tasted that great and as a result, my skin is bad, I am sluggish, bloated and miserable. I am a joy to be around this weekhmm

Whilst doing this WOE since April I have lost weight, seen an improvement in my IBS and PMT. I have had loads more energy and been happier in general, which has helped in my personal life. So everytime you want something naughty, just think to yourself, is it really worth it and have a drink of water insteadsmile

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Thu 03-Jan-13 21:07:01

Right. Mizkan Rice Vinegar is 2.6g carbs per 100ml, so it's not that bad.

AuntieMaggie Thu 03-Jan-13 21:12:28

rooobs sparkling water was my godsend on bootcamp last time - buy lots of it to drink in the evenings.

dosh you aren't really encouraging me to eat a whole box of choc are you??? I'm not starting til Mon but still... wink

BIWIshYouAMerryChristmas Thu 03-Jan-13 21:16:10

... but, by comparison, Aspal's Cyder Vinegar is 0.1g carbs per 100ml - so why not use that, and make sure that the mayo is as low carb as possible?

AuntieMaggie - step away from the chocolates!!!

TooImmatureMincePies Thu 03-Jan-13 21:29:34

Right, Tesco online shop done ready to start on Saturday (delivery tomorrow, I mean). Who was it said they could live on £35 a week? Am awed. Mine cost £50, for 2 adults and a baby (who throws a fair amount of food so needs largish portions so she actually eats something).

Yup your right I had few days of in Decrmber and was I'll and I'll enough that it kept me on straight and narrow over Xmas . So went straight back to it and Felt so much better

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I still in. Wasn't too bad over Christmas but still put on 4 pounds. I've got a family gathering that I can't get out of tomorrow. It's at the Chinese 'All you can eat' Buffet and I don't think there is a single low carb option available so will cheat wildly and then get totally back on the wagon.

MulledwineGless Thu 03-Jan-13 21:48:18

Whipper - Chinese is the worst for low carb IMO

GinotPrigio Thu 03-Jan-13 21:49:51

Oh dear, just cheated big time with a large petits filous. Bad bad girl sad Must resist the lure of sugar tomorrow

Whipp I haven't eaten Chinese since I left London but I could usually manage to get some low-ish carb options in the Soho joints. Even if it was just a plate of duck and some stir fried broccoli and beansprouts.

It's the sauces that are the killer for hidden carbs so seek out the drier stir fried options and you shouldn't end up with too much of a carb nightmare on your hands. If you only have a choice of sauced-up dishes to choose from, black bean is far superior to sweet and sour, for example.

Mulledwinegless, we were wracking our brains to think of anything they might have that was low carb and the only thing we could think of was the duck, celery and spring onions for the crispy duck pancakes. grin

I really can't be doing with all the hassle I'd get if all I ate was the duck, so cheating it is. It will be the most major cheat I've had in 10 months. The worst I've done before has been a couple of chocolates or a roast potato. I'm going to have 'tummy issues' aren't I? smile

Starfish, sorry I cross posted with you. smile This is the crappiest buffet place going, everything is in some kind of sweet sauce and batter or is a rice or noodle dish. I would develop norovirus just in time but I don't think my husband and brother would forgive me. It's one of those events that don't come round very often and my family are notoriously unsociable so it'scprobably less hassle to just relax and enjoy hmm it. Bring on the carb coma!

MulledwineGless Thu 03-Jan-13 22:13:35

If you are gonna cheat then you may as well do it in style whipper!

If you enjoy it then its one cheats d get straight back on it with loads of water

PromQueenWithin Thu 03-Jan-13 22:14:05

I have been easing myself into things over the last few days. Not seeing much difference yet, but really regret eating 3 of dc's chocolates blush

I've also heard that this woe has a positive effect on skin too. Fingers crossed...

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