Hello new thread. I just ate a Mathesons smoked sausage. Low carb (yay) but processed (boo) but still better than the cream cake I wanted to eat! I keep telling myself they're for the guests but then when I open the fridge they sing their carby siren song to me.
trucksanddinosaurs thank you for your recommendation for pork belly strips - I was going to put them in the oven but perhaps grilling is better for getting them crispy?
I have already marinaded them in a mixture of coconut oil, butter,rapeseed oil, crushed garlic, chilli flakes, salt and pepper - and some herbs & spices mixture I found in the cupboard. I hope that sounds nice, it's all a bit of a guess!
I'm still keeping to plan but weight went up after my drop which makes me wonder if my scales are at fault.. I haven't weighed myself for about two weeks now but my clothes don't feel any different..
Today I've had: B: small pot of Greek yog (lidls) and a piece of cheese (half matchbox size) S: 4 macadamia nuts L: leftover cheeseburger 'pie' with tomato, radish, mushroom & 2 slices pepper plus a ice cube size portion of jelly mousse D: will be tomato soup
Yesterday was: B: small pot of Greek yog (lidls) and a piece of cheese (half matchbox size) L: bacon and egg quiche with onion and pepper D: cheeseburger 'pie' with a big portion of kale and a tiny amount of carrots
Still haven't weighed, but two dresses that were quite tight across my stomach are definitely looking better on, so I know I'm going the right way. I know this is early, but I'm going out for drinks with friends next week - what's low carb alcohol-wise? I don't drink much, I normally have soda water & lime cordial when I'm out, but that won't wash next week. Any ideas? I don't want to derail myself for the sake of one night out.
Today I had a lovely big cooked breakfast - sausages, fried tomato, mushrooms & eggs. I woke up starving and this was just th thing. Kept me filled up too, so I didn't have any lunch.
Dinner will be emmental lasagne, but I'm using Jarlsberg instead (on special offer in Sainsburys). I can smell it now, and it smells great
I had a lovely lunch today (even if I say so myself!). I went to the Korean supermarket and bought myself some shirataki noodles , and made a lovely chicken stir-fry. (Quantities are best guesses!)
Finely chop some fresh ginger and a large clove of garlic, and fry gently in a generous sloosh of oil in a wok. Season with salt (only a small amount) and black pepper.
Slice 1/2 chicken breast into strips and add to the wok, along with 1-2 sliced spring onions (according to size) and 1/2 a green chilli, sliced thinly.
Once the chicken is almost cooked through, add a handful of stir-fry veg (I bought a bag of Tesco stir-fry vegetables and beansprouts - 350g, and 5g carbs per 100g - I would guess that a handful was less than 50g) and continue to fry until softened.
Add a couple of ladles of chicken stock (I had just made some fresh stock), the juice of half a large lime and a dash of good quality soy sauce.
Rinse the noodles well, then add to the wok and stir for a minute or two so that they get a chance to absorb some of the flavours. Add a handful of chopped fresh coriander, and then serve.
hurricanewyn - best alcoholic drink would be something like vodka with soda/sparkling water, lots of ice and a slice of fresh lime/lemon. Or, golden rum with water/ice/lime. Gin and tonic would be OK as long as you drink Slimline tonic - but just remember that that will have artificial sweeteners in it.
Wine (dry white/red/Champagne) is OK, but it has carbs in it (unlike the vodka/rum/gin), so go easy.
Posted this on the old thread, then realised you'd all decamped (geddit!) over here...
Weighed myself today. No change at all from last week which feels a bit depressing when I haven't fallen of the wagon and have done a fair bit of exercise... I'm about 5 weeks in, lost 15lbs in all (which I'm very pleased about) but I've a lot more to lose yet... is this all to be expected? Thanks.
B: Greek yoghurt L: lamb burger and dressed green salad S: half a Mathesons smoked sausage D: turbot with cauliflower polenta and cockles Still hungry after the restaurant so DH and I are planning a sneaky trip to the Chinese takeaway once our guests have gone home
I have a bit of a sweet craving, and have a friend coming for dinner tomorrow. Is there anything I can make that won't do too much damage? I was wondering about maybe making something with cream/cream cheese and strawberries. I really, really fancy a pudding for a change
StuntNun - It's lasagne, but with slices of emmental (or Jarlsberg) instead of sheets of lasagne - it's delicious, really lovely. It doesn't hold together as well as ordinary lasagne, but it's sooo good
B herring (it was in tangy marinade but 0 carbs) L lettuce cucumber half of beefy tomatoe and a small amount of feta with mayo and olive oil D mushroom omelette with 6 cherry tomatoes one babybel and a bit of mayo
Apart of maybe having too many tomatoes I did well I think