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Low carb newbie; how does this look?

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Sangelina Thu 21-Apr-16 14:45:06

I just found you! OH and I have been doing this for a week now and I was wondering if I'm along the right lines. Can someone please cast their eye over our food list and tell me if I'm basically heading in the right direction?

Breakfast - 3tbsp full fat greek yog and tbsp homemade roasted nut granola from a keto website I found.

Lunch-homemade salad box, chopped meat/fish, full fat pizza express dressing

Tea-some sort of meat and veg, pimped up with spices, etc. Last night was a kebab and salad with lemon juice, no pitta.

White tea/coffee (I've been using full fat milk) and one glass of dry white wine per day. Lots of sparkling water. Occaisional small kiddy sized banana.

I know it's not strict, but I struggle for time to research a whole new diet, so I thought I'd address the basic idea and improve it stepwise as I use cupboard stuff up.

Sangelina Thu 21-Apr-16 14:46:36

Oh, and as a 'snack' if I've needed it (I've been excercising a bit too)I've been having more greek yoghurt with 2 tbsp of mixed berries on.

saffynool Fri 22-Apr-16 08:07:13

You seem to have the basics more or less sorted but I'd be worried about the little extras, such as the wine, the banana etc.

I would definitely knock the glass of dry white a night on the head, tbh. White wine in particular is high in sugar - red would be better if you have to have a drink, vodka and soda with a load of fresh lime juice even better! But your body will burn alcohol before it burns fat, so a glass every night could be undoing some of the good work you've done during the day, food-wise.

Bananas are one of the highest-carb fruits around. Unless you are being super-active (unless you work out a LOT, run marathons etc), replace with berries.

What was the carb count of the pizza express dressing? Full fat is good, but most commercial dressings are still high in sugar. I use Delouis mayonnaise for salads, which is really low carb and tastes bloody amazing.

It's not 'bootcamp' but it's not a bad start. The little things can be derailing, though. I find the Mark's Daily Apple website and the dietdoctor LCHF website really useful, worth taking a look if you're the kind of low-carber who still wants to eat a little bit of fruit/odd glass of wine now and again.

SuperSange Fri 22-Apr-16 08:20:41

Thank you! The carb count of it is 5.2g, of which sugars 4.6g. I'm hoping to crack the finer points one by one over the next few weeks. I'm on the diet doctor website but haven't had a chance to read a lot of it. I'm hoping to have it more sorted in the next week or so. Just cutting bread, cakes, pastries and potatoes is a huge deal for us, so it's baby steps!! I am training for a half marathon, so run/exercise 2-4 times per week.

WestCoastDreamin Fri 22-Apr-16 16:41:08

I haven't actually done the boot camp but the rules are here (hopefully) and it's generally really useful!

I started dieting on Monday and switched to low carb on Wednesday but I appear to be 2kg down already so I'm going to try and stay on track and away from the scales until next week - don't want to fall into the daily weighing trap!

It's hard to judge your diet as we don't know how it compares to what you were eating before, how much you have to lose or how active you are! As a low calorie diet, it may be a low carb; you probably need to ditch the wine, bananas and milk!

Good luck!

WestCoastDreamin Fri 22-Apr-16 16:42:20

Oh, and I've cut out fruit for's amazing how the minimising sugar completely takes away those cravings for snacking/sweet things!

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