Ok, thinking about doing this low carb thing but I am A, picky-ish and B, have no idea where to start. Anyone want to come and advise?

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WannaBe Fri 10-Jun-16 12:22:52

So, would like to lose a couple of stone. Have recently revamped my eating habits to exclude the absolute crap I ingest I.e. Coke (of the cola variety).

Been hovering over the low carb threads but everyone seems to know what they're doing and I don't have a clue.

So in terms of likes I am what you could describe as a carnivore I suppose. Like meat/love fish/cheese/dairy etc, where I fall down is fruit and veg consumption. I have real issues with textures so while I will drink fruit juice (I know, I know, the spawn of the devil) I don't like the texture of many fruit and most cooked veg at all. Will eat apples/grapes and love orange juice, prefer veg raw to cooked although soups are good but I purée them down to the max.

Have switched white bread to wholemeal, will eat oats/seeds/nuts/potatoes, not bothered about rice/pasta I.e. Will take or leave if necessary...

I don't drink at all neither do I like coffee but drink too much sugar in tea...

Lastly, I am currently having some investigations for an irregular heartbeat, but in between episodes I am healthy so don't know if that needs to be a consideration.

Anyone fancy the challenge? :-)

BIWI Sat 11-Jun-16 15:10:53

grin

Well, no problems with not getting on with fruit, because that's pretty much off the menu if you're low carbing anyway.

And raw veg is absolutely great!

If you're doing/eating meat/fish/eggs then these would be the centre of your food anyway.

But if you want to do a low carb diet, then definitely no bread/oats/potatoes.

Why don't you have a look at Bootcamp rules? They're on the OP of every thread I post in Bootcamp (look for the ones starting 'Week 1 Pre-summer Low Carb Bootcamp ...), on the tabs of the spreadsheet that I link to every week.

Oh, and also low carbing means it's a high fat diet.

But definitely no fruit juice ... grin

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