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Please critique and guide this first day menu - quantity-wise

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Celeriacacaca Sat 06-May-17 13:21:31

Started LCBC yesterday but am unclear whether I've eaten too much of the right things at breakfast, particularly. Please could someone more experienced clarify?

Breakfast - 4xeggs scrambled with lots of butter, whole avocado, a couple of slices of smoked salmon (delicious!) This kept me filled up until around 2.30pm. Normally I'd be hanging out for lunch at around 11am.
Lunch - salad with tinned tuna, raw cauliflower (which I love)
Dinner - pork chop (with fat, again which I love, celeriac mash with lots of butter, steamed spinach in cream.
I drank 2.5l water and it was a revelation that it didn't actually make me want to wee much more than usual - and certainly no more than menopausal overnight weeing.
Today so far:
Breakfast: two eggs fried in butter with half avocado, coffee with double cream
Lunch: Total Greek yoghurt - didn't feel like anything more as was quite full from breakfast.

Thanks for your help for a newbie.

BIWI Sat 06-May-17 15:37:24

Welcome!

Here's my view:

Breakfast - 4xeggs scrambled with lots of butter, whole avocado, a couple of slices of smoked salmon (delicious!) This kept me filled up until around 2.30pm. Normally I'd be hanging out for lunch at around 11am.

Whilst this sounds lovely, it's a lot of food! Although I tell people not to count calories on Bootcamp, it's also not carte blanche to over-eat, and I worry that this is far too big a portion.

Lunch - salad with tinned tuna, raw cauliflower (which I love)

Sounds lovely! I hope you also had an oily dressing on the salad/cauliflower, and/or full fat mayo? Remember, it's the fat level that we're aiming to keep high.

Dinner - pork chop (with fat, again which I love, celeriac mash with lots of butter, steamed spinach in cream.

Sounds lovely, and perfect LC food, also perfect for Bootcamp.

I drank 2.5l water and it was a revelation that it didn't actually make me want to wee much more than usual - and certainly no more than menopausal overnight seeing.

Good grin Don't know how much you weigh, but if you check the spreadsheet for Bootcamp rules, and look at rule 6, this will show you how much you should be aiming for per day

Breakfast: two eggs fried in butter with half avocado, coffee with double cream

Sounds like a better portion size.

Lunch: Total Greek yoghurt - didn't feel like anything more as was quite full from breakfast.

I love Total! Hope it was full fat?

So what I'd advise based on what you've posted so far:

- keep an eye on your portion sizes, but also make sure that you keep the fat content up. It's the fat that will satisfy your hunger more than the size of your portions
- make sure you're drinking enough water
- be aware that for some people, dairy can stall them; so keep an eye on how much cream/yoghurt/cheese you're eating

But good luck! You've got off to a good start flowers

Celeriacacaca Sat 06-May-17 18:28:22

Thanks Biwi for the feedback. Really appreciate it. That was my feeling too re portion size, so I'm glad that you've confirmed that.

Yes, it was Total yoghurt. Will keep the dairy at a lower level, good advice. Thank you again.

BIWI Sat 06-May-17 18:30:49

My pleasure!

Yorkshirebornandbred Fri 12-May-17 12:27:23

Found this useful, thanks. I'm just starting too ... BIWI how much dairy would you recommend to start with? I love cheese and having cream in my coffee.

BIWI Fri 12-May-17 16:16:50

Yorkshire, there's no particular amount - although I believe Dr Atkins (in his first edition of The New Diet Revolution) said you should restrict cheese to 3-4oz per day.

The thing about dairy is that for some people, even if you aren't intolerant to it, it can impede weight loss.

The only way you'll find out is by trying it!

Bear in mind that cream and yoghurt do have carbs, and it's surprising how quickly those carbs can mount up. Cheese, on the other hand (unless it's a really processed type) is generally 0 carbs.

Yorkshirebornandbred Sat 13-May-17 05:39:07

Thanks BIWI I'll keep that in mind and start with a little, see how I get on.

millifiori Mon 15-May-17 19:09:58

This is fascinating. I didn't even know that cream and yoghurt had carbs but cheese doesn't.

Yorkshirebornandbred Mon 15-May-17 19:31:25

Me neither!

Gallavich Tue 16-May-17 09:09:19

With dairy it seems to be the more runny it is the more carbs grin
Solid cheese - 0 carbs
Cream and thick yoghurt - low carbs
Milk and runny yoghurt - medium carbs

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