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i am being a moany moo about lchf arent i?

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wizzywig Wed 22-Jun-16 18:09:49

So i thought id give lchf a go. If i lost 1.5 stones id be really happy. In my naiveity i thought all i needed to do was eat meat, green leafy veg, cheese, salad, oil, coconut milk. I thought i wouldnt need to read any labels and just avoid fruit, bread, potatoes, pasta, crisps, pizza. Ive got it wrong havent i? Ive bought the idiot proof diet but im so stressed with life/ mum & uni stuff its just not sinking in. The questions thread that i think biwi started and is obviously conscientiously answering is around 13/14 pages long and i cant take it in. Is there a book/ website that just says: eat this and avoid food thats more than x grams of protein per serving?
Also i have no clue what to do for breakfast if i dont eat pork? And i dont want to make eggs.
I sound like a right dreary deirdre (apologies to any real life deirdre') i know. But heeeelllpppppp. Thanks so much

Justmuddlingalong Wed 22-Jun-16 18:56:35

I add the carbs I eat in a day, keeping it to 20 grams. Been doing it for 9 weeks today. Started at 11 stone 10, today I'm 10 stone 3, so bang on 1 and a half stone lost. Use the carb counter on the bootcamp thread, it really helps me. Good luck.

LolBeansandSalad Wed 22-Jun-16 18:59:32

I think you've over thought it grin your original idea is correct, why do you doubt it?

You can count carbs if you like but you don't need to.

LolBeansandSalad Wed 22-Jun-16 19:00:55

Breakfast can be Greek yoghurt, with a few berries or flaked almonds etc

Or leftovers from tea the night before!

wizzywig Wed 22-Jun-16 19:10:07

Thanks everyone. I thik its just everyone else seems so so knowledgeable about it that i feel like a thicko.
I thought strawberries wouldnt be allowed when youare starting lchf

saffynool Wed 22-Jun-16 19:16:27

diet doctor the simplest LCHF website out there imo

LolBeansandSalad Wed 22-Jun-16 19:58:51

Re strawberries, if you're avoiding bread, pizza, pasta, 'low fat', tropical fruit, potatoes etc then I promise you, a few berries on your yoghurt won't sabotage your loss.

It is easy to get confused when you're trying to read lots and lots. I think if I were you, I would either start off by embracing the general low carb principles that you already know, and see how you get on (maybe sticking to 50g carbs or less a day if you want a rough steer)


focus on ONE of the 'diets' that you've looked into, ie the Bootcamps on here or the IPD (they are similar but not the same) and just concentrate on that only

wizzywig Wed 22-Jun-16 21:05:36

Thanks everyone. Im not doing well avoiding sweet food so hopefully some berries and yog will sort me out.

Veryflummoxed Wed 22-Jun-16 22:34:48

If you go the spreadsheet link at the top of the week six Bootcamp thread you'll find loads of simple easy to understand LCHF info

wizzywig Thu 23-Jun-16 07:26:46

Thanks veryflummoxed.

BIWI Mon 27-Jun-16 21:34:16

This is why Bootcamp was developed, wizzy! It's just ten rules, so it's easy to follow. Why not come and join us? We're in week 7 now (of 10), but it doesn't matter - you can join at any time. Lots of people there to help and support you, and to answer all your questions.

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