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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.

mawbroon Thu 10-Jan-13 12:53:59

marking place on new thread

slatternlymother Thu 10-Jan-13 12:54:10

We'll I haven't had any alcohol <polishes apple for the teacher>

GibbsGirl I have mushrooms, cheese and mayonnaise. Things are not looking good. The shop is due tomorrow.

I'm going to have to venture out, aren't I?

clare8allthepies Thu 10-Jan-13 12:55:35

Hi all, made a massive pan of coconut and spinach soup (was Nigella's recipe of the day the other day) and was not very impressed, think I should have not gone so easy with the thai curry paste! Having bacon and cheese omelette instead for lunch smile

gloriafloria Thu 10-Jan-13 12:57:31

Thanks for the new thread I couldn't keep up with the last one as been working. Well day 4 for me and I can feel I've lost weight from my clothes - yay! I've gone from a diet of prob 80% carbs, too much vino, high sugar and bucketfuls of caffeine and zero water <shameful> to zero alcohol, 1 coffee a day, 2 ltrs water, lots of salad, veg, meat and cheese. I am shocked at how not hungry I am but my body does seem to have gone into shock. Quite shaky and achey. Mornings are a real prob for me though. On day 2 I had bacon, egg and black coffee plus glass of water and within minutes threw the whole lot up, but was fine after and for the rest of the day. Yesterday day3 I just had a baby bel and water and the same thing chucked it all up (sorry tmi). This morning I just couldn't eat so had black coffee and even then felt dodgy but just had chicken Caesar salad and was fine. Do you all think I should just skip breakfast or try again. I've got an active job so although I don't feel hungry I do kind of think I should have. My poor body is missing the round of toast with butter and jam I used to breakfast on. Thanks and looking forward to my weigh in on Monday

skandi1 Thu 10-Jan-13 13:04:10

Marking place

thatgirlsevil Thu 10-Jan-13 13:10:43

Just had my yummiest lunch of the week so far...

Salad made up of half bag of rocket, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, 2 spring onions, 2 radishes, 5 garlic stuffed olives, small chunk of crumbled feta. Chicken breast chopped up with a spoonful of mayo and black pepper, a boiled egg and a small avocado.
Homemade dressing of white wine vinegar, olive oil, black pepper and garlic clove.

I went to Tesco before and frozen chicken livers are 25p A PORTION! So tonight I'm going to fry them off with a little bacon and cream and have them with the rest of the bag of rocket...mmmmm.

Still pissing like a racehorse, hey ho.

PrincessSparkle86 Thu 10-Jan-13 13:11:23

Please could someone answer my question on the question thread :-/ confuuuused x

newpencilcase Thu 10-Jan-13 13:12:12

ooh, I've just posted on the last one and now have found this!

This is the first time I've found time all week and it's filled up already!

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

thatgirl wow that is one mega salad!!

thatgirlsevil Thu 10-Jan-13 13:15:29

PrincessSparkle86 It was pretty hefty but I'm trying to allocate most of my eating to lunchtime as I'm generally struggling to find my appetite in the morning and we tend to sit down for tea a bit later than I would like. It seems to be working well for me at the moment though...


DharmaBumpkin Thu 10-Jan-13 13:19:10

Afternoon all thanks for the link to the new thread Biwi.

Accidentally had my first 'lunch on the go' today, quite tough in the middle of nowhere! All I could find was sliced ham & cheese, which I made into roll-ups. Did the job!

Vagndidit Thu 10-Jan-13 13:19:11

Nursing myself through a cold when I'd otherwise be sat on the sofa with hot chocolate...
But just had a lush lunch of homemade eggdrop soup with a sprinkling of spring onion has worked like a charm. Even made it to the shop for turkey mince for tonight's dinner.

Jacaqueen Thu 10-Jan-13 13:20:45

Oh thank goodness I have found you. Had a panic when the thread was full.

Well you will be relieved to know that I am back from Lidl with loads of yoghurt and leeks. Do you know slatternlymother you could be onto something with the yog and leeks together. I bet that would make a lovely sauce/dip for fish.

Prolificmincepiebreeder Thu 10-Jan-13 13:23:20

Thank you slatterny smile
I do have more energy with this WOE, if anything I just have more motivation to get up and do things even with sleep deprivation!
I never realised how stodgy I felt with carbs.

GibbsGirl Thu 10-Jan-13 13:24:48

mmm Slatternly you have made it tricky! Fry the mushrooms in butter and melt in the cheese... but if you had cream you could fry the mushrooms and some herbs (thyme is good) for 2 mins. Stir in 100ml double cream and 1 tsp wholegrain mustard. Bubble for 1 min, season, then spoon over the steak, but that doesn't help if no cream. Could also fry a shallot with the mushrooms too. oh and add juices from the steak

Doshusallie Thu 10-Jan-13 13:25:06

<envy at thought of savoury yoghurt. There are limits ladeez>

I think i've gone off pork scratchings. Had a gross one last night that was all soft, nearly puked.... envy

Lunch was a salad the size of thatgirlsevil's - grated cheese, 3 boiled eggs, lettuce leaves, cucumber, coleslaw and olives with added mayo.

Prolificmincepiebreeder Thu 10-Jan-13 13:26:53

I reckon if you cooked the leeks separately then added them to warmed yogurt, careful not to split it. Added to chicken or fish, sounds yum to me!
I'm going to make a chicken tikka to be served with salad during the week.
Also I saw last night Nigel Slater made mackerel and bacon salad. Sounds good to me.
I'm finding it easier than I thought to adapt recipes.

Doshusallie Thu 10-Jan-13 13:29:02

BTW my friend who tried Low Carb and immediately lost half a stone has gone to the dark side and started Slimming World. She feels that Low Carbing leaves her feeling deprived and would not be a life long WOE for her. She says she needs to stop losing and putting on the same half stone. She missed her daily treat size curly wurly and Alpen too much she said. Apparently SW (have never done it myself) allows you unlimited veg, pasta, rice, potatoes, 35g of cereal a day, and "syns" in the form of butter, or cheese or oil.

I didn't even bother expanding on all the reasons I low carb, she has heard them all before - she just doesn't want to give up the sugar she eats, so what can you do? I resisted saying that she has done SW before and yo-yo'ed constantly.

HumphreyCobbler Thu 10-Jan-13 13:32:14

LucyVFood - I have had a strange thing before when I actually put weight ON when I started doing shred. Do you think this could have happened to you? I think it made me retain water for some reason.

Whatever you do, don't stop now. I am the queen of stalling and I am still thinner now than I have been in the last ten years.

GinotPrigio Thu 10-Jan-13 13:32:25

Gloria Its strange that your body was ok with toast with butter but is rejecting a teeny tiny babybel. Not to freak you out or anything but are you sure you're not pregnant?!!

Doshusallie Unlimited pasta and potatoes? Thats how I got into this situation to begin with! She'll come crawling back when she sees the pounds melt off you!

Lifeisontheup Thu 10-Jan-13 13:35:40

I stir yoghurt into soup, the full fat one is much harder to split. Makes soups nice and creamy which they can lack without potato or other carby evils.

mawbroon Thu 10-Jan-13 13:35:50

I have lost a couple of pounds but I'm not even trying for weight loss! I am deliberately eating big portions of veg and some nuts/seeds but have still lost. Oh well, so be it.

Today I have had two scrambled eggs for breakfast and a handful of almonds for lunch. Tea will be chicken breast wrapped in bacon and some creamy veg.

DH is alarmed at how into this WoE I am, and he worries that I might be going psychotic again. I seem unable to explain to him that I feel so excited that this WoE may possibly banish my MH probs for good and that it's great to have this thread for support, or rather he seems unable or unwilling to understand.

The depression I was feeling about 10 days ago has vanished and I feel alive grin

Lifeisontheup Thu 10-Jan-13 13:39:22

My DH has lost half a stone on this WOE! He's not as strict as I am but loves being able to eat meat and have dressing on his salads, he looks much less bloated and has more energy too.
I feel fizzing with energy today, bit like the duracel bunny. smile. Haven't weighed yet since Monday but clothes feel looser and tummy flatter.

coldethyl Thu 10-Jan-13 13:39:37

Ok, Day 11 for me and I'm back on message. I've discovered a couple of issues for me today that I'd like all your help with.

It dawned on me a little while ago that I don't drink lots of coffee during the day because I want, it's because I'm freezing. I work from home most mornings researching and writing, so I sit still for about 4 hours at a stretch (trips to the loo notwithstanding!) to maximise what I'm getting done. By about 9.30 I'm freezing and I don't really warm up until I get out on the school run. So, I drink coffee.

Water isn't really doing the same job. I've just had scrambled eggs because they are at least hot (but they tasted of eggs - yuk. Not enough cheese, or spinach, or mushrooms), but I don't want to be eating all the time. I'm also wearing two jumpers, socks, boots, a blanket over my knees and another over my shoulders. I look like the mother in the Railway Children writing in bed in the winter. I need to find a way round this! Any thoughts?

BigStickBIWI Thu 10-Jan-13 13:41:30

Turn the heating up?! grin

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