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Newbie to LCHF and have a few questions to you connnisuers please..

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drfostersbra Sat 28-Oct-17 21:34:17

I've been trying to lose my post baby weight for the past 6 weeks, have joined the gym and am going 3 times a week for cardio and have cut all the crap out of my diet. So far so good.

Then I stumbled upon these low carb threads and I'm amazed at the science behind it with regards to GI and insulin so have decided to give it a go.

This week's food shopping included loads of green veg, some peppers, fish, avocado, crustless quiche, plain nuts, eggs, a few different types of cheese and some full fat milk, yoghurt and cream.

Today I have had:
Lunch: green salad with mixed nuts, St Agur cheese, Caesar dressing, 1 tomato, half a yellow pepper, some mixed nuts and some cucumber.
Dinner: spinach, cheese and mushroom omelette with loads of broccoli. plus 2 coffees with cream instead of milk.

I am feeling a bit hungry at the moment, I don't know if it's my body getting used to little carbs?

I am also confused about breakfast as I hate the idea of anything fried first thing in the morning, I have greek yoghurt but imagine it to be quite plain with just nuts.

Do you think it would be okay to have my usual bowl of porridge with banana and raisins if this was my only carbs all day?

Also where do I find a list of low carb foods?

My goal is to get this last 7KG off then maintain my weight with just 3 nutritious meals a day and regular cardio.

Thank you for reading smile

Velocity Sun 29-Oct-17 06:23:56

Have a look at the boot camp threads and spreadsheets for advice. Porridge and banana is gong to be very high in carbs! The diet doctor website has some really good recipes. Good luck.

Hippadippadation Mon 06-Nov-17 06:33:09

Have a look at the bootcamp threads in the low carb bootcamp section and come and join us if you want to. There's a spreadsheet with loads of resources, ideas, carb counters etc.

I will also say that when you go low carb, you also have to go high fat, otherwise there's nothing to keep you full. You need to be adding oil or full fat mayo / dressings etc to your salad & cook that omelette in butter.

Good luck!

Khamiak Sun 07-Jan-18 13:09:10

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