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to ask for a very basic pre-holiday low-carb plan?

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AtYourCervix Mon 08-Jul-13 08:43:03

I'd look at the bootcamp threads but my fancykindle won't let me find it.

3 weeks til my holiday.

3 Weeks to shed 5 stone (I may have left it a bit late).

So..... low-carb?

The basics for a 3 week plan please.


littlewhitebag Mon 08-Jul-13 08:44:50

<watches in anticipation>

<needs to lose 7lb 2 stone in three weeks>

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Jul-13 08:47:20

And I don't want to hear any shizzle about unhealthy blah blah crash diets blolox.

I am unhealthy.

And i look better with a tan too. So there.

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Jul-13 08:51:03

And i hate fish.

BlackAffronted Mon 08-Jul-13 08:51:51

Ok 2 secs ...

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Jul-13 08:54:54

Not mad keen on meat either.

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Jul-13 08:56:12

And I like wine.

BlackAffronted Mon 08-Jul-13 08:58:39

Pick one breakfast -

Eggs, bacon, low carb sausages (Asda finest, black farmer etc), ham & cheese slices, leftovers from dinner, greek yog (full fat from Lidl, big tub) or a low carb protein shake if you are pushed for time. I use holland & barrett whey protein powder & warm water & a slosh of cream.

Lunches -

Salad with your choice of boiled eggs, cheese, olives, ham, chicken, prawns, sliced beef, homemade coleslaw, or a low carb soup, or meat/veg.

Dinner -

Loads of recipes in the bootcamp recipe thread! This week I have had ...

Steak with courgettes & mushrooms in butter & garlic cream
Pork chops with mashed buttery swede
Chicken coconut curry (no rice, I had a cucumber/tomato salad with it)
Roast dinner - roast chicken with skin, celeriac fondant, buttered carrots & broccoli
Lamb with creamed spinach
Chinese Beef & broccoli & peppers

Tweasels Mon 08-Jul-13 08:59:19

Ha ha, hmm, a fish and meat free low carb diet. Should be simple enough.

Scrambled eggs for breakfast

Fried eggs for lunch

Omelette for dinner

Repeat x 7 for three weeks. Simple

BIWI Mon 08-Jul-13 09:00:39

No bread, rice, pasta, fruit, potatoes or sugar.

If you are being really strict, no alcohol either.

Focus on meals based around protein, fattier cuts of meat/fish wherever possible, and accompany with low carb veg.

Eggs are a perfect source of protein.

Salad is ideal - with an oily dressing and/or mayonnaise.

Other low carb veg - cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, celery, mushrooms, watercress, asparagus, fennel, courgettes.

Fry them in butter/put dollops of butter on them when serving.

Cut out dairy (butter is still allowed) if you can - if you can't, then at least keep it to a minimum. So keep the cream/yoghurt/cheese to a minimum.

Drink lots of water.

Avoid artificial sweeteners.

Good luck!

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Jul-13 09:01:04


Breakfast and lunch doable. Think i'll struggle with dinners. Or repeat lunch?

BlackAffronted Mon 08-Jul-13 09:01:10

Ohh just read you dont like meat! Oops, hopefully a veggie low carber will be along shortly.

I forgot snacks (though after a few days, you just dont feel hungry for snacks anymore)

Handful nuts (I like salted almonds)
Ham slices
Babybel cheese
Boiled egg
Cold sausages
Cucumber sticks with sour cream chive dip
Celery stick with pate or peanut butter
Pork scratchings
Cheese shortbread (recipe in low carb section)

BIWI Mon 08-Jul-13 09:01:45

And low carbing isn't a crash diet. Nor is it a fad! But you won't lose 5 stone in three weeks either grin

BlackAffronted Mon 08-Jul-13 09:03:03

Hearty veg stews, or veg gratin etc for dinner?

BlackAffronted Mon 08-Jul-13 09:03:29

You can lose 2 stone in 10 weeks though <twirls>

BIWI Mon 08-Jul-13 09:04:56

What kind of meat do you like, btw?

BIWI Mon 08-Jul-13 09:05:42

Some really good low carb veggie recipes on this thread

zzzzz Mon 08-Jul-13 09:06:57

Do alternate day fasting instead and drink water like there's no tomorrow.

mrsfiddymont Mon 08-Jul-13 09:10:14

blackaffronted shockenvy really?

BlackAffronted Mon 08-Jul-13 09:22:42

Yep, in the January bootcamp smile

mrsfiddymont Mon 08-Jul-13 09:24:23

I am beyond shock, that is incredible!!! Obviously I now need to know exactly how you achieved this grin.

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Jul-13 10:14:13

I can do chicken, bacon, sausage (as long as cheap and not too meaty).

Will stock up on yogurt, babybels and lettuce. And eggs.

specialsubject Mon 08-Jul-13 10:22:16

you don't really mean 5 stone in 3 weeks, do you? Only way to do that is by amputation.

LornieLoola Mon 08-Jul-13 10:38:16

I've just lost 2 stone in 7 weeks, thanks to Shaun T and Insanity and no cake. If you're strict you can lose a lot, without being silly as well.

mrsfiddymont Mon 08-Jul-13 10:44:03

shock well done

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