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Low carb newbie can I just check I've got this right?

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MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sun 30-Jun-13 14:21:10

Trying to lose the last stone and want to get rid if half stone in 4 weeks (holiday) is this do-able?
So basically I can eat unlimited meat (unprocessed) and allowed veg. No alcohol no fruit no sugar. Include butter/mayo/cream must be full fat. Bit of cheese ok. Drink a lot. Will feel crap for a few days then super.
When I check carb content on packets what sort of % am I looking for? Should I be counting the carbs if so how much a day?
I am so used to calorie counting I feel a little at sea.
Can I eat anything sweet?

BlackAffronted Sun 30-Jun-13 18:06:01

Sounds like you have a grasp of the basics. Nothing sweet, as you need to knock the sweet cravings on the head. Avoid packets if you can, full of nasties. If you must, then below 5g per 100g. I dont touch anything in a packet though, most contain sugar or wheat flour.

jenifairy84 Sun 30-Jun-13 22:08:45

i have 4 weeks to my hol too! i was using this diet as a quick fix to get slim for my bikini, i think when i come back tho i am goin to stick to it as i neva feel hungry anymore. and i am enjoying it.
i feel so much better now i have found this site too!
good luck hun. xx

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Sun 30-Jun-13 22:10:35

How have you got on so far jeni?

StuntNun Mon 01-Jul-13 07:11:48

I meant to reply to you on the other thread Tidy but the amazing non-sleeping baby got in the way! I have just completed two weeks of bootcamp light with a few cheats (wine and very dark chocolate) and I lost 6 lb the first week and 3 lb the second week. At the start I was 28 lb above my target weight so I'm nearly a third of the way there already! I realise weight loss slows or stops in weeks 3-4 and I'm on holiday next week so I'm going to continue as I have been and not worry (too much) about the weight loss.

BillComptonstrousers Mon 01-Jul-13 07:13:59

I've needed to lose a stone as well, I've stuck to boot camp, absolutely no cheats in two weeks and I've lost 7lbs

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Mon 01-Jul-13 13:32:26

Thanks both of you it's good to hear success! Would be delighted to lose half a stone. Feel good today and not hungry.

jenifairy84 Mon 01-Jul-13 22:18:39

tidy. i started last tuesday and i have gone from 9.1lbs to 8.11lbs i know its not much but i am happy with that. i dont have alot to lose, i just neva lost my weight after having a last daughter and she is 21 months old now! blush haha

hope your doing well too! xx

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Tue 02-Jul-13 16:24:53

Bloody hell I'd be delighted with that! Well done. I'm 9 stone 4 and would like to be 8 st7 lowest I've got is 8 10 bit have put that on since Xmas. Started at 12 st 10 though so am getting there smile the last stone is as hard as the first three though. Do you exercise?

jenifairy84 Wed 03-Jul-13 11:51:26

aww thank you, i want to get too 8st 5 i think. no smaller tho. husband would be cross at me lol. i do think the last bit is hard to get rid off. its all round my tummy just wont go!! yes i do sit ups and go on my exercise bike too. u will lose it on low carbs, its fab!!

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