1st day - dont know if I can do this :-(

(8 Posts)
witchwhoknitssocks Fri 30-Aug-13 12:47:36

Halfway through my first day and I don't know if this is going to be for me or if I need to look at being higher carb. I understand the theory but with my dietary restrictions Im not sure if its for me. www.mumsnet.com/Talk/low_carb_diets/1835021-Is-Low-Carb-possible-with-a-restriced-diet-advice-needed-sorry-for-length

So far today I have had a total of
Calories (kcal)1117 shock
Protein (g)74.6
Carbohydrate (g)10.5
Fat (g)86.1
Fibre (g)1.2
Fruit & Veg2.1
Water (litres)1.5

B: scrambled eggs made with 2 large eggs and a tiny slash of milk and butter
L: pink salmon, lettuce, cucumber, mayonnaise

Ive had some pork scratchings and a couple of slices of salami - the pork scratchings were because I just wanted something salty and crunchy but now I feel a bit yuck.
I wont be able to tolerate salad twice in one day so was going to have chicken and carrots tonight which will bring the carbs up a bit but I will have to take the increase in other veg very slowly.
I think the main thing I am worried about is eating the amount of fat without the veg to balance it out especially now I feel so queasy - Im drinking water to try and get rid of the fatty taste in my mouth sad

mistlethrush Fri 30-Aug-13 12:50:54

DH is doing the Dukan diet - which is low fat, high protein and low carb - I don't know whether its the high fat that is causing you problems, but how about seeing whether that might work any better?

Dukan was named worst diet of the year by nutrition experts...

uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/dukan-diet-named-worst-diet-year-nutrition-experts-100006781.html

pootlebug Fri 30-Aug-13 15:05:11

Is it the fibre in other veg that would be the problem, or acids, or what exactly? Wondering if you choose carefully other veg might work. Kale for instance has no more fibre per 100g than white potatoes.

I wonder whether you just feel a bit ick after pork scratchings + salami, rather than the whole diet being an issue iyswim.

mistlethrush Fri 30-Aug-13 15:08:42

Trucks - I think its how you view them - for instance, the '10 days protein only' is actually 'up to 10 days' to start with. DH has been on it for 15 months now, of his own volition (which is pretty amazing in its own right) and has lost a shed load of weight. He's viewing this as a life-style change not a diet.

IslaValargeone Fri 30-Aug-13 15:27:28

Are you allowed any green veg at all on your restricted diet?
When you say tolerate, do you mean it in the sense your gut can only cope with so much salad or your taste buds?
Eating pork scratchings and salami is not healthy on an ongoing basis.
All that salt is no good.
I know slow weight loss is a bit of a drag, but it's usually the key to being sustainable.

witchwhoknitssocks Fri 30-Aug-13 15:33:35

Thanks for all the answers smile
pootlebug basically it is a low fibre diet that is also low residue due to the way it breaks down. I am starting to introduce veg but they have recommended avoiding dark green leafy veg and starting with root veg as more people seem to tolerate it. I know I can eat small amounts of lettuce and cucumber as long as I don't eat them too frequently and I think swede is ok.
The trouble is I can eat things for a few days with no issue then have a week of being in agony and not knowing if it was just too much or a combination that didn't work.
You are probably right about the salami (2 thin slices) and the pork scratchings....

witchwhoknitssocks Fri 30-Aug-13 16:02:07

Thanks Isla My gut cant tolerate it - I could happily eat loads of veg and salad and did before being referred to my current consultant. Unfortunately this has the opposite effect as normally advised ie for a healthy 'regular' gut and I end up having multiple problems including severe constipation and IBS (4+ weeks not uncommon) and even Ulcers and GERD due to nothing moving
The salami / pork scratchings combo was a one off due to lack of non carby / able to tolerate food in the house - shopping tonight grin

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