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longdiling Mon 18-Jul-16 18:29:55

I've decided to give this another bash. I did 2 weeks of it a year or so ago and had to stop because I couldn't exercise on it. Well I'm injured at the moment and can't really exercise so I thought it might be a good opportunity to lose some weight! I've read the spreadsheet and had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon for breakfast, salmon steak and roast veg for lunch and just had 2 lamb chops and a green salad for dinner. I'm still hungry though! I did have some Greek yogurt with double cream and a drop of vanilla to see if that would help but it hasn't. Is there anything else I can eat?! (apart from boiled eggs because I don't like them!). Do I just need to let my body adjust or am I doing/eating something wrong? Thanks

lasttimeround Mon 18-Jul-16 18:51:51


longdiling Mon 18-Jul-16 18:53:49

I've had around 2 litres and still drinking!

QuiteLikely5 Mon 18-Jul-16 20:30:48

Just let your body adjust, keep eating low carb and in a couple of days your hunger will not be as it is now. You are more than likely to be craving sugar but mistaking it for hunger

longdiling Mon 18-Jul-16 21:26:37

Thanks, hope it doesn't take too long! I'm definitely craving sugar, I eat loads of it, I'm a proper sugar addict. I guess it takes time to undo that.

BIWI Mon 18-Jul-16 23:41:53

In the early days, whilst you're adjusting to it, just eat if you're hungry. A piece of cheese, or some olives, or a stick of celery with pate are all good things.

Make sure you're getting plenty of fat in your meals, and keeping up your water, and you'll be fine.

Eva50 Tue 19-Jul-16 08:38:40

I have been low carbing for 9 weeks and still have occasional hungry spells. Yesterday afternoon I was starving so I ate 1/2 avocado, 1/2 left over beef burger and a babybel. I noticed that I ate much less for my evening meal. I think it all works out as long as you only eat when hungry.

longdiling Tue 19-Jul-16 18:35:12

Thanks for the replies. The heatwave has really helped me today, it's killed my appetite! If I get hungry as it cools down though I'll make sure eat.

BIWI Tue 19-Jul-16 21:14:49

... and drink your water!

longdiling Wed 20-Jul-16 07:20:02

I am! Although I also confess to a cheeky prosecco last night because it was my anniversary. Prosecco is low carb so I'm hoping I haven't completely cocked up.

DoctoraNova Wed 20-Jul-16 10:45:51

In my experience, it asked a few days of ultra low carb to feel comfortable, but then it's pretty magic. And you get used to differentiating between thirst and hunger. Drink way more than you think you need; until your pee runs clear.

longdiling Wed 20-Jul-16 12:35:00

Thanks! I don't feel too bad today. Struggled to finish my lunch actually.

FionaThePrincess Tue 26-Jul-16 13:32:02

Probably too late now as I see this thread is a few days old... but I keep a stock in my freezer of:
Peeled halved avocados
Various berries
Spring greens

When I'm hungry I make a fatty nutribullet smoothie; something like:

Handful of nuts/seeds
Half frozen avocado
Frozen berries
Frozen spinach or spring greens
Coconut water, or water and some coconut oil or olive oil

This fills me up for hours and gives a pretty good energy boost as well.

backonthewagon Sat 10-Sep-16 18:07:57

BIWI Is it OK to have 3 meals plus low carb snacks in between? A smoothie like Fiona mentoned, pork scratchings, avocado, bits of cooked meat, cheese, hard boiled egg etc? Or is it bad to have low carb snacks as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner because they will raise your blood sugar at additional unnecessary times?

BIWI Sat 10-Sep-16 21:47:40

The thing is, if you're low carbing 'properly', i.e. eating plenty of fat and protein, you won't be hungry between meals. So you shouldn't need snacks at all! And if you're constantly snacking then, yes, you will be raising your blood sugar levels all the time, which isn't a good thing.

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