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Week 1 - Summer Low Carb Bootcamp starts here!

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BIWI Mon 29-Apr-13 10:34:01

Morning all! There are over 150 of us signed up for Bootcamp, so it’s going to be busy I think. If you haven’t already put your name on the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness, here is the link so that you can add yourself:

Just add yourself to the bottom of the list and the lovely WillieWaggleDagger, our SpreadsheetMeister, will ensure that it is re-sorted to remain alphabetised. Don’t touch any of the blue columns!
We work in pounds, but if you are a metric person, there’s a tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet that says ‘conversion’ which will recalculate from metric to imperial.

It’s up to you whether you choose to enter your actual weight or to index it, i.e. you start today at 100, and for every pound you lose you drop by 1.

You will also see on the tabs on the spreadsheet the rules for Bootcamp, as well as rules for those of you who are vegetarian, and rules for Bootcamp Light, which you can move on to after two weeks of Bootcamp.

There are only 10 rules, and the thinking behind Bootcamp is that it should be as straightforward as possible to follow. If you follow the rules (yes, all of them – and especially no 7!), you will lose weight.

The idea behind Bootcamp is that we have a strict fortnight of low carbing, to break the addiction that we have to carbs and sweet things. You are making sure that you are switching your body from burning carbs to burning fat, and you will go into what is called ketosis in these first two weeks.

All that this means is that you are fat-burning.

In the first few days of low carbing, especially if you haven’t done it before, you may feel a bit rubbish – you may have headaches or just feel generally tired and achey. This is known as ‘carb flu’ – and it means that you are withdrawing from carbohydrates. Sugar (which is essentially how the body views and uses carbs) is highly addictive, and your body will be craving it. Don’t give in! After a couple of days you will feel much better.

If you are feeling odd or ill, make sure that you are getting plenty of sodium, potassium and magnesium. Add salt to your food and cook with salt. Try making a drink from Marmite/Bovril. Good foods to include in your diet are spinach, salmon and avocado. Drink plenty of water and make sure that you really are keeping your fat levels up. Take some paracetamol if you have a headache (not aspirin or ibuprofen as these drugs can impede weight loss).

CrystalTits Mon 06-May-13 11:32:01

3lbs down this week, to add to the 2lbs lost the week before Bootcamp started, so I'm pretty pleased and ready for week 2. Still waiting for the eagle to land though (to use a euphemism from a previous Bootcamp thread!), which hopefully will kickstart next week's loss!

Thanks so much everyone for the support in this thread and keep up all the great work, you guys are inspiring me. thanks

twinklestar2 Mon 06-May-13 11:49:44

4lbs down so 10st 10 smile

ChocolatePiglet Mon 06-May-13 16:54:31

I'm so chuffed I've list 7lbs.....7lbs!!! I've never lost that much before on a diet!! What's more it's been really enjoyable and, dare I say it, easy!! Thank you so, so much, looking forward to the next 7 days. grin

Doshusallie Mon 06-May-13 17:39:41

2 boiled eggs with salt for brekkie
2 burgers and a sausage wrapped in lettuce, cucumber, mushrooms and mayo from the BBQ on the beach for lunch
Another sausage wrapped in lettuce for snack
Roast chicken with salad for tea.

Decaf coffee black, decaf tea, water water water.

Doshusallie Mon 06-May-13 17:39:56

Chocolate well done that is very good.

Doshusallie Mon 06-May-13 17:41:07

In fact all weight loss on this first week has been very impressive. I am maintaining at 9 2 but hoping to drop a couple of pounds this week but strictly boot camping as need to wear a VERY unforgiving dress next Saturday night....

RaspberrySchnapps Mon 06-May-13 18:20:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BlackAffronted Mon 06-May-13 18:25:57

Most of us have moved over to the week 2 thread smile

NoCarbsBeforeBarbs Mon 06-May-13 18:56:02

2lb for me, which I am ok with as we had a pre-arranged weekend involving some off plan food (plus my monthly!), so this week started at 9am today and WILL have a big loss next Mon I am sure!

Deearnamaternitynurse Tue 07-May-13 01:16:11

Awww thanks to all for replying- could someone take a look at this i am on the right track? am i eating enoigh?

B 3 bacon 1 tomato

l chicken,boiled egg,lettuce ,cucumber,tomato,onion and may

d. Ham tommato,cress and mayo

4 cups of tea and 3 glasses of water

sweet tooth kicking in still

tiggyhop Tue 07-May-13 01:54:26

The spreadsheet is very clever! I love the bootcamp rules too. I'm in! Hi everyone

WillieWaggledagger Tue 07-May-13 07:15:36

come over to the week two thread here

BIWI Tue 07-May-13 08:08:15

Dear - doesn't look like you're eating much there.

A couple of points:

- how much fat are you eating?
- try and avoid having bacon and ham in the same day - both are processed meats
- not much water!

But move over to the week 2 chat thread!

Can I still join?

Attackofthefiftyfootwoman Tue 07-May-13 08:14:36

H all 5lbs for me on wk 1 happy with that !

Think I am getting the hang of it all now too which is good.

BIWI Tue 07-May-13 08:16:35

Of course you can, Blogging! But click on the link that Willie posted to join the latest chat thread.

rubyrubyruby Tue 07-May-13 10:24:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SummerBook Tue 07-May-13 12:18:30

Signed up to Mumsnet today just to join Bootcamp. Feel more shy online than in real life! Weird. A week late but I hope to get with it.

Have hardly been able to walk for last year so got to watch what I eat as I get mobile again. Stone to lose.

Amazing resources BIWI, and a feeling of having found good company as I try and get my act together.

Badvoc Tue 07-May-13 12:21:30

Think I need to sign up again smile
Lost a stone last summer and would like to lose another this summer.
I find low carb eating hard I have to be honest, but it's worth it.
And I feel so much better too.
My dh lost nearly 2 stone last summer and has kept it off too!

Bessie123 Tue 07-May-13 15:04:03

We are all on the week 2 thread (link below). Come and join us...

Badvoc Tue 07-May-13 15:09:11

Sorry, I can't see a link...

CrystalTits Tue 07-May-13 16:14:25

Badvoc, Willie has posted the link slightly up thread...

Badvoc Tue 07-May-13 16:15:15

Thank you

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