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FlakeBook Mon 18-Sep-17 17:22:03

After the first few hideous days where I switched from a high carb pescetarian diet to try to low carb, I'm finding it too good to be true.

So I'm checking with more experienced low carbers that I'm not doing this wrong!!

Today's food looks like:

Full fat Greek yogurt with crushed nuts

Leafy salad with Stilton and walnuts dressed in olive oil

Red pepper with a small amount of hummus


2 quorn fillets stuffed with pesto and goats cheese
Courgettes roasted in rapeseed oil.

It's a big change for me from meals based around pasta and rice...I have a lot of weight to lose and was encouraged by losing 7lb last week...will I really lose weight? I'm not feeling hungry and cravings have disappeared.

InigoTaran Mon 18-Sep-17 17:23:12

I lost ten pounds in two weeks when I did it!

LaurieFairyCake Mon 18-Sep-17 17:24:28

I did it for six months and lost 2 stone. Until one day I wrestled a chocolate cake to the ground and couldn't carry on grin

oldlaundbooth Mon 18-Sep-17 17:26:28

Yes it's easy once you get into it.

After a while you can introduce more carby stuff, sweet potatoes and lentils.

IHeartDodo Mon 18-Sep-17 17:28:14

I did south beach and lost a stone in 2 weeks! (you cut out all sugar and carbs for the first two weeks).
But that was 5 ish years ago and now I'm fatter than I was when I started!

skyzumarubble Mon 18-Sep-17 17:38:36

I don't think quite is properly low carb but I'm happy to stand corrected.

skyzumarubble Mon 18-Sep-17 17:39:00


ShuttyTown Mon 18-Sep-17 17:41:16

Sounds grim

FlakeBook Tue 19-Sep-17 12:25:27

It's not grim at all, it's fab! I was expecting someone to tell me about lots of hidden carbs I didn't know about!
I'll check the carb count of quorn, thank you.

FlakeBook Tue 19-Sep-17 12:34:25

Looks like quorn products vary a lot in carb content but the fillets are ok at 4.2g carbs each

HarrietKettleWasHere Tue 19-Sep-17 12:38:44

It's very good for skin and hair too. My spots clear up when I'm on it. On it currently but I do find it's quite expensive to maintain.

Walkingdead11 Tue 19-Sep-17 12:53:32

It depends, do you want to get into ketosis? That's the fat burning for fuel stage and I would imagine your still quite high in carbs for that. Most people neef to be below the 20g carb count to enter ketosis.

RaininSummer Tue 19-Sep-17 13:12:07

It a great way to eat. Depends how low you need to go to lose weight. if you find you need to cut down more than watch out things like pulses and red peppers etc. Come over to the low carb bootcamp threads for inspiration.

fatandlumpy Wed 20-Sep-17 19:59:55

I'm 3 weeks in, about 5kg lighter (I know!!!) but I could kill for a fucking piece of toast


HarrietKettleWasHere Wed 20-Sep-17 21:39:06

I dreamt about crumpets last night blush

2.5kg down in ten days though.

BlondeB83 Sat 07-Oct-17 16:11:13

I've lost 18lbs in 5 weeks by doing a low carb diet - no exercise either!

Llareggub Sat 07-Oct-17 16:16:40

I have lost 6.7kg in six weeks on it. i have lost my appetite a bit, which is an unexpected benefit!

AntiHop Sat 07-Oct-17 16:21:14

For those craving toast/crumpets, try making some almond muffins. I find those take the edge off the cravings.

Some years back I lost something like 13kg with vegetarian low carb. Kept it off for years with maintenance of doing part of the week low carb. Gained some of it back after pregnancy and lost it again with low carb/5:2 which I continue to maintain a couple of years later. I am still overweight, but I find that maintaining in this way is a good balance for me. (I had to find a balance due to past history of ED, there's a fine line before the feelings come back).

So yes, it works!

If you haven't got it already OP, get the Rose Elliot low carb diet book and cook book invaluable. There is also one by Celia Brooks Brown that I use occasionally.

Sodaface Tue 10-Oct-17 14:14:54

Wow these results are great!

I did it a few months ago & lost 11lbs in three weeks. Just started back in it today.

lifelongdieter Tue 10-Oct-17 21:47:42

I started about a week ago following the poundforpound diet, very simple and easy to follow. Lost 6lbs last week but have had a gain over the last two days. I think I am eating too much meat and fat; hubby and I shared a shoulder of lamb yesterday and I have had a gain today. I know that we shouldn't weigh everyday however when you start a new diet that allows free range with fats (low carb of course) its a bit nerve wrecking. I am worried that this is too good to be true. I do undertand that I have probably eaten too much meat and fat, albeit delicious. Have about a stone to lose for surgery in December.

lifelongdieter Tue 10-Oct-17 21:49:11

good luck with this and enjoy.

Sodaface Wed 11-Oct-17 11:48:24

life I always weigh daily, every morning. I feel it keeps me motivated.

So far I’ve lost 4lbs.

Anyone going to the gym/exercising??

Khamiak Sun 07-Jan-18 13:09:31

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