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Ok, thinking about doing this low carb thing but I am A, picky-ish and B, have no idea where to start. Anyone want to come and advise?

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WannaBe Fri 10-Jun-16 12:22:52

So, would like to lose a couple of stone. Have recently revamped my eating habits to exclude the absolute crap I ingest I.e. Coke (of the cola variety).

Been hovering over the low carb threads but everyone seems to know what they're doing and I don't have a clue.

So in terms of likes I am what you could describe as a carnivore I suppose. Like meat/love fish/cheese/dairy etc, where I fall down is fruit and veg consumption. I have real issues with textures so while I will drink fruit juice (I know, I know, the spawn of the devil) I don't like the texture of many fruit and most cooked veg at all. Will eat apples/grapes and love orange juice, prefer veg raw to cooked although soups are good but I purée them down to the max.

Have switched white bread to wholemeal, will eat oats/seeds/nuts/potatoes, not bothered about rice/pasta I.e. Will take or leave if necessary...

I don't drink at all neither do I like coffee but drink too much sugar in tea...

Lastly, I am currently having some investigations for an irregular heartbeat, but in between episodes I am healthy so don't know if that needs to be a consideration.

Anyone fancy the challenge? :-)

BIWI Sat 11-Jun-16 15:10:53


Well, no problems with not getting on with fruit, because that's pretty much off the menu if you're low carbing anyway.

And raw veg is absolutely great!

If you're doing/eating meat/fish/eggs then these would be the centre of your food anyway.

But if you want to do a low carb diet, then definitely no bread/oats/potatoes.

Why don't you have a look at Bootcamp rules? They're on the OP of every thread I post in Bootcamp (look for the ones starting 'Week 1 Pre-summer Low Carb Bootcamp ...), on the tabs of the spreadsheet that I link to every week.

Oh, and also low carbing means it's a high fat diet.

But definitely no fruit juice ... grin

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