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Continued - Week 1 New Year Low Carb Bootcamp Chat Thread

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BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 12:10:38

Last one filled up really quickly, so here is a brand, spanking and distinctly thinner thread for you to fill up.

GuyMartinsSideburns Thu 10-Jan-13 12:14:33

Hello, just marking my place, hope everyone is doing ok.

Lifeisontheup Thu 10-Jan-13 12:18:53

It's 12.15 and I have felt hungry for the first time today so having egg and bacon now.
Have had a coffee with cream and at least a 1.5 L of water. Going to the loo every half hour seems to be calming down now so my body must be getting used to it. Perhaps I'm in ketosis although had no carb flu symptoms and have loads of energy so much so I moved all the furniture in the sitting room yesterday and hoovered, cleaned skirting boards and windows. Planning on attacking the kitchen today.

WillieWaggledagger Thu 10-Jan-13 12:20:36

thanks for the new thread biwi!

BlackAffronted Thu 10-Jan-13 12:21:02

Its not strictly bootcamp, but I am having some Maatesons smoked sausage for lunch (it IS 0 carbs!!) fried with mushrooms & smoked paorika, then some sour cream stirred in. Yum. I do try & stay away from processed stuff, honesly!

Biscuit357 Thu 10-Jan-13 12:21:35

Marking my place too! Feel rough today. Don't know if it's low carb rough, or proper flu but hopefully shall pass soon

EwanHoozami Thu 10-Jan-13 12:26:20

Thanks for the new thread - think of all the poundage we've left behind on the other one already.

B - Lidl yog
L - roast beef salad
D - five spice salmon, spinach and cauli rice

NoveltySlippers Thu 10-Jan-13 12:26:50

Wow - a whole thread in 3 days. Now that's impressive!

MrsHerculePoirot Thu 10-Jan-13 12:27:01

Marking place!

PrincessSparkle86 Thu 10-Jan-13 12:30:28

I agree with novelty impressive indeed!

Lunch today is: bacon, sausage and mushrroms with 2 boiled eggs on top of mixed leaf and cucumber salad with some carrot ribbons (1/2 carrot)
Dinner will be: lightly dusted cod fillet with probably another salad :D

MrsHerculePoirot Thu 10-Jan-13 12:33:32

Marking place!

herecomesthsun Thu 10-Jan-13 12:33:46

B1: 2 boiled eggs mashed with cream and pepper

B2: bacon and mushrooms

snack: 1/2 avocado

L: lamb stew reheated from yesterday yum

I feel set up now. No real decrease in appetite though. Weight no change from yesterday, which might be because I've eaten too much, or because I weighed after my first breakfast.

I went out yesterday and got boursin and full fat philadelphia cheese because other people were eating them, now to find that Boursin is "a bit carby", Oh dear! Well, the family do like Boursin so it won't go to waste.

Post Xmas is a very good time to do this because of all the lovely Lo Carb goodies reduced in the supermarkets, by the way!

I must have a look in a Lidl next chance I get.

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 12:33:58

A swift reminder of the rules. Can I draw everyone's attention to No. 7 in particular? wink

1.Eat three, proper meals a day
You must eat breakfast. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but you must have something. For the rest of the day, if you’re eating enough food and you are in ketosis then you shouldn’t be hungry. But if you are hungry, eat something. (Hard boiled eggs make a great snack)

2.Avoid processed food, and focus on pure, natural protein as the basis for your meals – meat/fish/eggs.
Things like sausages, ham, bacon, pre-prepared burgers etc should be avoided as much as possible. Avoid foods marketed as low carb, e.g. Atkins Daybreak bars.

3.Maximise your fat intake
Fry in butter, add butter to vegetables, eat salad with a home-made vinaigrette dressing (not made with balsamic vinegar though), add mayonnaise where you can (just check the carb count on your mayo first). Eat fattier cuts of meat – e.g. pork belly, roast chicken with the skin on and/or eat the fat off your lamb chops. Absolutely no low fat/light foods of any kind!

4.Make sure you are eating vegetables and salads with your food – this is where your carbs should come from.
But choose only those vegetables that are on the allowed list (see below). You don’t have to weigh/count carbs – this is one of the great joys of this WOE (way of eating), but if you’re new to low carbing it can be helpful to weigh your portions of veg in the early days, just so that you know how many carbs are in the sort of portions that you like to eat

5.Minimal dairy (apart from butter, which is unlimited).
If you are still drinking tea/coffee with milk or cream, try to restrict yourself to max 2 cups per day. You may eat cheese, but only in small amounts.

6.You must drink a minimum of 2 litres of water per day
The more weight you have to lose, the more water you should drink

7.No alcohol

8.No fruit of any kind

9.No nuts/seeds

10.No sugar or artificial sweeteners

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 12:35:24

And here is the list of allowed veg

If it's not on the list, and you can't find a carb count for it, don't eat it!

Make sure that you are focussing on those vegetables that are 3g carbs per 100g; use other veg sparingly

Veg (raw)Carbs per 100g
Asparagus 1.4
Avocado flesh1.9
Runner beans2.3
Bean sprouts2.5
Green pepper2.6
Baby sweetcorn2.7
Brussels sprouts3.5
French beans4.7
Yellow pepper5.3
Orange or red pepper6.4
Ginger (peeled)7.2
Butternut squash7.5

queribus Thu 10-Jan-13 12:38:02

Hungry, hungry, hungry

B two scrambled eggs with butter
L left over roast turkey and salad

Not sure about dinner - probably fish

Lots of water

Going shopping for greek yoghurt, olives, sausages, ham tonight

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 12:39:20

Also, although the idea behind Bootcamp is that we need not weigh/count carbs, I'm guessing that very few of us really know how many carbs are in our veg.

I think that's also often because we don't have any sense of how much 100g of anything buys us. The days of going to the greengrocer and asking for things by weight are long gone. These days we just bung a number of things in a bag - e.g. a potato per person - or we buy things pre-packed.

It is a good idea, in these early weeks, to weigh out some of the things you're using, to find out just how much you actually get for your 100g. Onions, for example, are very dense, and at 7.9g carbs per 100g, you will quickly find that you are adding a lot of carbs to your meal.

On the spreadsheet there is a carb counter spreadsheet (look at the tabs at the bottom) and if you put the weight of the veg you are using into there it will work out how many carbs that is, and what your total carbs for all the veg you are using comes to.

(As it's open to everyone, please make sure all the columns are empty before you put your weights in - otherwise you'll be counting in veg that someone else has eaten!)

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 12:40:17

Spreadsheet of Fabulousness is here

PrincessSparkle86 Thu 10-Jan-13 12:40:39

BIWI im feeling your stick is loooming! Lol

I must also say my ketostix have arrived(bought them on amazon as they were so much cheaper than chenist) so i shall be weeing on one of those shortly ;)

AND im so stuffed after trying to eat that salad... I couldnt get through it!

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 12:41:00

queribus - if you are hungry, EAT!

Are you eating enough fat? Did your salad have an oily dressing or mayonnaise on it?

prettybird Thu 10-Jan-13 12:41:26

Just off to buy some more avocado, salad and eggs. smile

Walking of course!grin

queribus Thu 10-Jan-13 12:42:42

Bloody hell! I didn't see french beans have 4.7g of carbs - I've eaten bucket loads. Will stop now!

SavoirFaire Thu 10-Jan-13 12:46:52

At home with the kids today and tomorrow. Skint so really stuck at home and we totally live in our kitchen, which means lots of temptation! Have had 2 eggs and butter for break and just had ham & philly with some carrot for lunch and going to have an avocado later as I don't think that will keep me going til dinner (let's see). Can't believe we've been through a whole thread already!

I weight this morning and am 1 lb down since Monday. Not stellar but it is the right direction! DH is 3 lb down and below a 'significant pyschological milestone'! so he is happy and motivated!

Lifeisontheup Thu 10-Jan-13 12:48:54

I guess even though things like cabbage are quite high you don't normally eat loads in terms of weight.
Going to buy some olives to snack on at work tomorrow night, may be nicer for my crew mate than hard boiled eggs although she's been doing dukan for the last two months and has lost loads. Too restrictive for me though.

GinotPrigio Thu 10-Jan-13 12:51:13

Feeling much better today than I did yesterday (although the scales haven't moved since Monday - BUT I won't get sidetracked by that!). Those that are feeling a bit crap today, hang on in there. I drank a shed load of water yesterday and by tea time was feeling much better.

Has anyone noticed that they are waking up easier in the morning and feeling more alert? That horrible slow and sluggish morning feeling has definitely gone. Result!

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 12:51:44

Careful with the carrot, SavoirFaire ...

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