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VLCD without products

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Asmallgiraffe Sat 30-Sep-17 11:08:25


Has anyone has any success with a VLCD where you are making everything from scratch? I can't reconcile with shakes and bars as I can't see how they help once you try to maintain. So I am hoping to do around 750cals a day but with real food. Would love some hints and tips, recipes, links, inspiration!


CiderwithBuda Sat 30-Sep-17 11:13:01

The Blood Sugar Diet. There are threads on here and there is a forum or you can buy the books.

It's 800 cals a day - Mediterranean low carb foods.

I agree food from scratch is better than shakes etc.

I've just started - am tracking my calories on My Fitness Pal. Am not worrying if I go a bit over. If I'm hungry I eat something small but sensible.

Asmallgiraffe Sat 30-Sep-17 11:21:15

Sounds ideal - thankyou! Good progress so far ?

CiderwithBuda Sat 30-Sep-17 12:14:46

So far so good although I only started on Tuesday! And I had been low carbing anyway.

I'm making sure I have hard boiled eggs in th fridge and have one if I'm hungry. If I'm hungry I eat something rather than let my self get starving. Even if it means going over on calories.

I haven't looked at the threads here yet but will do.

There will be lots of support I'm sure.

Asmallgiraffe Fri 06-Oct-17 20:21:42

So far so good. Lots of lovely soup, various dinners with veg. Really missing alcohol, didn’t bother me during the week, but it’s friday night where I would ordinarily spend the evening getting progressively tipsier...

Out2pasture Tue 17-Oct-17 03:39:43

I’m doing this as well, 700-900. I am having milk in my tea that’s not being measured at this point.

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