How did I do on my 1st day?

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SillyTilly123 Mon 17-Mar-14 17:39:29

Breakfast: 1 slice grilled streaky bacon (but in 2 bits iykwim) 2 scrambled eggs and 1 fried mushroom. tea with milk but no sugar (usually have 2 sugars)

Lunch: 2 slices ham with 3 cherry toms, few slices cue, few slices cheese and few radishes with a blob of mayo. Coffee-no sugar

3pm: was feeling peckish so had another grilled bacon (shopping day tomorrow so not much in)

Dinner: homemade veg curry, but added a bit chicken i had left (turnip, green beans, carrot, onion, mush, red pepper, garlic)

Im hoping thats ok, I only decided to do this last night, so had no supplies in.

And if anyone would like to share lunch ideas, im all ears grin

SillyTilly123 Mon 17-Mar-14 17:40:29

Also has a handful of cashews with lunch.

SillyTilly123 Tue 18-Mar-14 09:23:06

I know I shouldnt have, but I weighed myself and I lost just under a lb in 1 day grin Have slightly cheated this morning and had sugar in my tea as really didnt enjoy it without, but I think it was mostly bread and potatoes I was getting most of the carbs for.

This diet is good for me as I can eat what I normally eat, just minus the bread/pots/pasta and rice etc.

FourArms Tue 18-Mar-14 13:08:09

Breakfast: 1 slice grilled streaky bacon (but in 2 bits iykwim) 2 scrambled eggs and 1 fried mushroom. tea with milk but no sugar (usually have 2 sugars).

Whole milk makes it easier to tolerate no sugar? I'd have had more bacon.

Lunch: 2 slices ham with 3 cherry toms, few slices cue, few slices cheese and few radishes with a blob of mayo. Coffee-no sugar. Also has a handful of cashews with lunch.

Cashews are quite high carb - 26.9g/100g in mine. Brazil nuts are better - 2.9/100g.

Was the ham sugar free? Lots aren't. Tesco Finest Wiltshire ham is.

I'd have had some lettuce too to reduce the carb value of the salad.

3pm: was feeling peckish so had another grilled bacon (shopping day tomorrow so not much in)

Dinner: homemade veg curry, but added a bit chicken i had left (turnip, green beans, carrot, onion, mush, red pepper, garlic)

Fairly high carb veg choices - dark green veg have the lowest carbs.

Lunch for me is almost always meat, salad & mayo. Boring sorry!

HTH smile

SillyTilly123 Tue 18-Mar-14 13:18:47

Thanks for the advice, I think the ham had a bit sugar in as, like I said, I hadnt planned on starting it until the night before. I got shopping this morning so more choice on what to eat now. I did use whole milk in my tea, but still didn't enjoy it (it one of my pleasures) I might try to gradually reduce it so its not such a dramatic drop.

I would normally have 2 pieces of toast and tea with 2 sugars for breakfast which I think is about 100g carbs? Then 2 more bits of bread for dinner, then potatoes for tea in either mash or chip form, so just taking them out is a massive drop.

FourArms Tue 18-Mar-14 13:36:32

Absolutely! It will be a huge difference!

Good luck with the rest of the week smile

Are you following any particular plan? I follow the Harcombe Diet.

SillyTilly123 Tue 18-Mar-14 14:13:37

Not really, mainly improvising. Have had a quick read of Atkins, but just trying not to eat carbs. Think i will be envy of eggs in a few weeks though lol. If I have 2 scrambled egg for breakfast, I'm assuming I shouldnt have a boiled egg for lunch?

I dont eat seafood too, so that limits what I can have. Think my lunches will be the same as yours, meat, salad and blob of mayo, but I love salad so thats not a problem, just need to make it a bit more filling.

FourArms Tue 18-Mar-14 18:43:22

Fat is filling!

I have lots of tuna mayo salads. With lots of mayo!

These are the rules for THD:

Rules for Phase 1
● Unless specified, eat as much as you like so that you don't start to feel hungry.
● You're allowed to eat unlimited unprocessed meat, fish, eggs, salads and vegetables, apart from potatoes and mushrooms. Mushrooms feed Candida albicans, while potatoes are very high in carbohydrate so they encourage Candida albicans and hypoglycaemia. Olives and tomatoes are also allowed, as is olive oil for cooking and dressings.
● You can have 50g brown rice or rice pasta per day or 75g porridge oats.
● No caffeine is allowed. But you should drink about 1.5 litres of water, herbal tea, decaffeinated tea or coffee (without milk) a day.
● And no sweeteners or sugar-free drinks - they can stimulate the insulin mechanism in a similar way to sugar and just perpetuate your desire for sweet things.
● Unless specified, all foods can be cooked in any way - roasted, fried, grilled, baked, poached etc.
● You can snack between meals on vegetable crudités or natural live yoghurt, but try and get used to eating just three big main meals a day so your body has time to digest them properly. Make meals as regular as possible so your body feels no need to store food.
● If you're following the fixed plan, you can switch around any of the meals - as long as you're only having one meal a day with rice, rice pasta or porridge oats.

Rules for Phase 2
● You can continue on Phase 1 for as long as you wish, but after five days you can switch to Phase 2, which is a little less restrictive.
● Follow these three rules and carry on heading towards your natural weight. Once you are there, you'll learn how to ‘cheat', so that you can eat or drink whatever you want, without putting any of the weight you've lost back on:
● Don't eat processed foods - only eat real food. For example, oranges grow on trees; cartons of orange juice don't. Fish swim in the sea; fish fingers don't - you get the idea!
● Don't mix fats and carbs in the same meal - a principle introduced in Phase 1. In the simplest terms possible, your body will use any carbs eaten for energy and will store fat for later. Fat storage requires insulin and insulin is only released if you have eaten a carbohydrate.
● Don't eat the foods that cause your cravings. Rule one, above, will remove 90 per cent of the most commonly craved foods from your diet (biscuits, cakes, sweets, sugary cereals etc).
● To keep Candida albicans at bay, stay off vinegary/pickled foods, mushrooms and blue cheese for another few weeks in Phase 2 and limit fruit to no more than two pieces day. The most common food intolerance in the UK is wheat, so you are well advised to stay off wheat and have brown rice, baked potatoes, rice pasta, quinoa and couscous as your staple carbohydrates in Phase 2. For hypoglycaemia, watch your carbohydrate intake generally - the more ‘fat' meals you have, the better.

What you should eat during both phases
Fat meals
● Any unprocessed meat: steak, pork, lamb, chicken, duck etc
● Any fresh fish: mackerel, cod, salmon, tuna, seafood etc
● Eggs
● Dairy products: cheese, milk, butter, cream, yoghurt (ideally natural live yoghurt)
Carb meals
● Any fruit
● Wholegrains: brown rice, corn or rice pasta, quinoa, millet, barley, porridge.
● Beans and pulses: lentils, broad beans, kidney beans, chickpeas etc.
● Baked potatoes in their skins
Eat with either a fat or a carb meal:
● Any salads or vegetables (except potatoes, which are carbs). No mushrooms allowed as they promote Candida albicans.
● Tofu/Quorn - vegetarian protein alternatives.
● Certain fruits - olives, tomatoes and berries.
● Very low-fat dairy products - milk, cottage cheese and yoghurt.
● Any herbs, spices and seasoning and olive oil.

More diet tips
● The best way to remember the difference between fats and carbs is that fats come from things with faces (bacon = pig; butter = cow, eggs = chicken etc) and carbs come from the trees and the ground (fruit, wholegrains, baked potatoes etc).
● In Phase 2 you can have the occasional glass of (ideally) red wine with a main meal.
● In Phase 2 you can have a square or two of dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids, ideally 85%) as a snack, if needed, or at the end of a ‘fat' meal

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