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The Low Carb Bootcamp Continues!

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BIWI Fri 02-Aug-13 14:33:47

The other thread was almost full, so here's a bright, shiny new one.

And here's the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness

And just in case you haven't discovered it yet, here is the recipe thread. Some truly lovely recipes on here that are worth a try.

MrsHerculePoirot Fri 02-Aug-13 14:51:40

Marking place!

TrucksAndDinosaurs Fri 02-Aug-13 14:57:35

Marking place

Eglute Fri 02-Aug-13 15:04:08

Hey we need to finish old one first smile

timidviper Fri 02-Aug-13 15:06:47

...and another place marker!

daisychicken Fri 02-Aug-13 15:07:36

Place marking also!

StuntNun Fri 02-Aug-13 15:30:51

Hello new thread. I just ate a Mathesons smoked sausage. Low carb (yay) but processed (boo) but still better than the cream cake I wanted to eat! I keep telling myself they're for the guests but then when I open the fridge they sing their carby siren song to me.

CJCregg Fri 02-Aug-13 15:41:03

Hello smile

I am just not hungry today. I had some Greek yoghurt for breakfast, and some ham and cheese for lunch, with a bit of salad. I've had two coffees with cream. Maybe it is the heat?

Weight is still roughly the same. Not going up, at least - but I seem to drop a pound or two then put it back on again confused

NigellasGuest Fri 02-Aug-13 16:21:42

trucksanddinosaurs thank you for your recommendation for pork belly strips - I was going to put them in the oven but perhaps grilling is better for getting them crispy?

I have already marinaded them in a mixture of coconut oil, butter,rapeseed oil, crushed garlic, chilli flakes, salt and pepper - and some herbs & spices mixture I found in the cupboard. I hope that sounds nice, it's all a bit of a guess!

loopyloou Fri 02-Aug-13 16:31:22

Thanks for the new thread BIWI.

Need to pick up something for tea on the way home, not sure what.

daisychicken Fri 02-Aug-13 16:47:55

I'm still keeping to plan but weight went up after my drop which makes me wonder if my scales are at fault.. I haven't weighed myself for about two weeks now but my clothes don't feel any different.. confused

Today I've had:
B: small pot of Greek yog (lidls) and a piece of cheese (half matchbox size)
S: 4 macadamia nuts
L: leftover cheeseburger 'pie' with tomato, radish, mushroom & 2 slices pepper plus a ice cube size portion of jelly mousse
D: will be tomato soup

Yesterday was:
B: small pot of Greek yog (lidls) and a piece of cheese (half matchbox size)
L: bacon and egg quiche with onion and pepper
D: cheeseburger 'pie' with a big portion of kale and a tiny amount of carrots

hurricanewyn Fri 02-Aug-13 16:54:15

Hello all

Still haven't weighed, but two dresses that were quite tight across my stomach are definitely looking better on, so I know I'm going the right way. I know this is early, but I'm going out for drinks with friends next week - what's low carb alcohol-wise? I don't drink much, I normally have soda water & lime cordial when I'm out, but that won't wash next week. Any ideas? I don't want to derail myself for the sake of one night out.

Today I had a lovely big cooked breakfast - sausages, fried tomato, mushrooms & eggs. I woke up starving and this was just th thing. Kept me filled up too, so I didn't have any lunch.

Dinner will be emmental lasagne, but I'm using Jarlsberg instead (on special offer in Sainsburys). I can smell it now, and it smells great smile

BIWI Fri 02-Aug-13 16:57:56

I had a lovely lunch today (even if I say so myself!). I went to the Korean supermarket and bought myself some shirataki noodles , and made a lovely chicken stir-fry. (Quantities are best guesses!)

Finely chop some fresh ginger and a large clove of garlic, and fry gently in a generous sloosh of oil in a wok. Season with salt (only a small amount) and black pepper.

Slice 1/2 chicken breast into strips and add to the wok, along with 1-2 sliced spring onions (according to size) and 1/2 a green chilli, sliced thinly.

Once the chicken is almost cooked through, add a handful of stir-fry veg (I bought a bag of Tesco stir-fry vegetables and beansprouts - 350g, and 5g carbs per 100g - I would guess that a handful was less than 50g) and continue to fry until softened.

Add a couple of ladles of chicken stock (I had just made some fresh stock), the juice of half a large lime and a dash of good quality soy sauce.

Rinse the noodles well, then add to the wok and stir for a minute or two so that they get a chance to absorb some of the flavours. Add a handful of chopped fresh coriander, and then serve.

BIWI Fri 02-Aug-13 17:00:18

hurricanewyn - best alcoholic drink would be something like vodka with soda/sparkling water, lots of ice and a slice of fresh lime/lemon. Or, golden rum with water/ice/lime. Gin and tonic would be OK as long as you drink Slimline tonic - but just remember that that will have artificial sweeteners in it.

Wine (dry white/red/Champagne) is OK, but it has carbs in it (unlike the vodka/rum/gin), so go easy.

hurricanewyn Fri 02-Aug-13 18:05:28

Thanks BIWI grin

QueenQueenie Fri 02-Aug-13 18:31:22

Posted this on the old thread, then realised you'd all decamped (geddit!) over here...

Weighed myself today. No change at all from last week which feels a bit depressing when I haven't fallen of the wagon and have done a fair bit of exercise... I'm about 5 weeks in, lost 15lbs in all (which I'm very pleased about) but I've a lot more to lose yet... is this all to be expected? Thanks.

StuntNun Fri 02-Aug-13 20:15:43

Emmental lasagne Hurricane? Tell me more.

B: Greek yoghurt
L: lamb burger and dressed green salad
S: half a Mathesons smoked sausage
D: turbot with cauliflower polenta and cockles
Still hungry after the restaurant so DH and I are planning a sneaky trip to the Chinese takeaway once our guests have gone home

CJCregg Fri 02-Aug-13 20:19:44

I have a bit of a sweet craving, and have a friend coming for dinner tomorrow. Is there anything I can make that won't do too much damage? I was wondering about maybe making something with cream/cream cheese and strawberries. I really, really fancy a pudding for a change blush

loopyloou Fri 02-Aug-13 20:51:17

We had steak burgers with Stilton and mayo and salad for dinner.

For breakfast I had mushroom omelette with a little cheese and for lunch tuna mayo with salad, for a snack a Babybel.

hurricanewyn Fri 02-Aug-13 21:19:29

StuntNun - It's lasagne, but with slices of emmental (or Jarlsberg) instead of sheets of lasagne - it's delicious, really lovely. It doesn't hold together as well as ordinary lasagne, but it's sooo good smile

hurricanewyn Fri 02-Aug-13 21:22:33

CJ - this if you can the sugar for sweetener or this are both low carb options that are good.

hurricanewyn Fri 02-Aug-13 21:23:00

Bum! this

CJCregg Fri 02-Aug-13 21:31:28

OMG, Hurricane - those raspberry cheesecake bars look unbelievable.

grin grin


Eglute Fri 02-Aug-13 21:33:06

B herring (it was in tangy marinade but 0 carbs)
L lettuce cucumber half of beefy tomatoe and a small amount of feta with mayo and olive oil
D mushroom omelette with 6 cherry tomatoes one babybel and a bit of mayo

Apart of maybe having too many tomatoes I did well I think smile

CJCregg Fri 02-Aug-13 21:37:01

The Nigella one looks awesome too <faints at thought of chocolate>

I also have some mascarpone in the fridge that needs using - would that go into something really really evil puddingy?

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