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Week 7 - Autumn Low Carb Bootcamp - Have you tamed your inner gobbler?

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BIWI · 21/10/2013 07:42

Well, the proof will be in the low carb pudding

Come and confess all ...

Hope you have a good week.

Mine's getting off to a great start by going out this evening to see a friend I haven't seen for about 20 years, and so there will be wine involved.


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NigellasGhost · 25/10/2013 14:47

"A slight increase in fat consumption recommendation is not a licence to eat more butter" (Nordic link) - they lost me with that statement!

BIWI I loved the fat fast - I wasn't remotely hungry and did the shred all the way through it. It's really kick started things for me. But then again, I do love my double cream!

Wossname · 25/10/2013 16:58

Thanks for replies earlier, think i prob am best to have a look at veggie bootcamp. I really am enjoying this way of eating though. Today my two toddlers have had pretty much the same as me! Has been so easy.

What's a fat fast?

HumphreyCobbler · 25/10/2013 17:00

hello everyone

very late to this one, but I am starting again on Monday after having a baby three weeks ago! Am not planning to weigh in or anything drastic like that Grin, OR to do bootcamp proper as am still in the early days of breastfeeding, but will aim for a kind of bootcamp light. Need to kick this sugar habit as it makes me feel rather shit. I fear it will be hard to get through the sugar barrier though, I may temper it with some berries.

WillieWaggledagger · 25/10/2013 17:19


congratulations humph! how is the gorgeous little thing, and how are you?

NigellasGhost · 25/10/2013 17:23

Humph that is such wonderful news. How long til you'll be pureeing celeriac? Grin Thanks Thanks Thanks

WillieWaggledagger · 25/10/2013 17:29

wossname - a fat fast is outlined in the atkins book i think, and it's where you restrict your calories severely and increase the %age of calories you get from fat to 85-90%. this is quite difficult to do, as you are pretty restricted in what you can eat. most meats, even fatty ones, will increase the %age calories from protein too much, and you have to keep any portions of veg very small. people will often have 5-6 very small meals rather than three regular ones. this is something that should only really be done for a few days at most as you won't be getting enough protein and other nutrients for the long term, but i do know of people on another forum i frequent who try to eat like that all the time. i personally think this is risky and unsustainable (and there is a lot of beating themselves up when they fall of the wagon), but their choice...

i believe it is primarily intended for those who are severely insulin resistant, to make sure they really get into ketosis and fat-burning, or for someone who's experienced a lengthy stall (i.e. months and months, not a few weeks). i haven't done it myself, and would definitely not suggest it for anyone just starting out with low carbing!

nigella i bet after doing that you're definitely not feeling deprived doing regular low carbing in comparison with the fat fast! it's great that it's had such a positive effect for you

WillieWaggledagger · 25/10/2013 17:32
MrsHerculePoirot · 25/10/2013 17:48

Hurrah humph!!!! Congratulations! I shall be watching with interest what you do, ready for follow your lead in May (I am twelve weeks today Grin)

HumphreyCobbler · 25/10/2013 17:52

aw thanks you guys

brilliant news MrsHP, congratulations xxxx

am loving the pic Grin

baby is a boy and is gorgeous

StuntedFrankenNun · 25/10/2013 18:22

Congratulations Humphrey! I was bfing pretty intensely when I started low carbing and I found I needed to eat through the night as well at first or I was foundered by morning. If I did it again I think I would make sure I had lots of water, nuts and maybe an emergency piece of fruit on my bedside table at night time.

captainmummy · 25/10/2013 19:06

Congrats Humph!

HumphreyCobbler · 25/10/2013 19:27

thanks for the tip Stunted.

AuntieMaggie · 25/10/2013 21:21

Congratulations Humphrey :)

Not been a good week so far - not been overly twatty but a few bits here and there.

Ho hum... heres to a better weekend

LilyAmaryllis · 25/10/2013 21:54

Congratulations Humphrey! And good luck getting on the wagon, with all the other hard work of a new baby going on.

Wossname, I don't eat any meat and this WOE is working very well for me. But, I do eat more fish than I used to. I probably do try to eat cheese at only one meal a day most of the time. If you want any non-dairy days the ubercamp menus (on one of the spreadsheet tabs) are good inspiration.

I thought your menus looked fine. I tend to eat:
B - scrambled eggs and some sort of veg/salad (eg fried mushrooms)
L - salad usually either with tuna mayo or cheese. smoked salmon is another option.
D - often fish based but if not, an omelette, or veg curry...
Good luck, hope it works for you!

I was down ANOTHER whole lb this morning for the second day in a row. Could be a whoosh fairy but I think this is the stress fairy due to moving house. The broadband catches up with us on Monday so I shall not be able to MN all weekend!!

BIWI · 25/10/2013 21:56

Congratulations, Humph! Flowers

And brilliant, MrsHP, on your 12 weeks! More Flowers

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bigkidsdidit · 26/10/2013 06:45

What a lovely thread of baby news Grin my big lump is four months today too :)

More importantly, I just weighed in and I have lost a whole stone now! And I am in the 11 stones for the first time since I got pregnant :)

bigkidsdidit · 26/10/2013 06:50

I've just seen the date. He's not four months today Blush but three days ago. Poor neglected second born!

MrsHerculePoirot · 26/10/2013 09:10

Such a lovely age bigkids!

BIWI · 26/10/2013 09:16


Twice recently I have dreamt that I have lost my DS2, couldn't find the baby anywhere. Very distressing. But also very weird as DS2 is now 18.

Hmm. Worried about him growing up, possibly?!

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StuntedFrankenNun · 27/10/2013 05:04

BIWI you killed the thread!

I was at my ILs yesterday and my SIL very kindly made a low carb dinner for us! Roasted chicken legs and drumsticks - the skin was wonderfully crispy, sausages, mashed turnip and carrot, and chicory and celery salad with yoghurt dressing. It was a really good effort and very thoughtful of her.

StuntedFrankenNun · 27/10/2013 05:33

Here is an interesting article about reasons for not losing weight on the LC diet: PART 1 and PART 2.

BIWI · 27/10/2013 07:38

Morning all!

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BIWI · 27/10/2013 07:44

Those posts are really interesting, StuntNun - especially the one about healing your gut.

I used to suffer from IBS and it was one of the things I noticed when I started low carbing, that I wasn't suffering any more. And now, if I step off the wagon too much/for too long, it's likely to come back.

I hadn't considered that there might be a connection between the gut and weight loss/gain, but it makes sense really.

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tenementmonster · 27/10/2013 07:47

had a planned falling off the wagon yesterday which resulted in a lot of cake and chocolate.

just a case of (i hope) of clambering back on the wagon, saying enough and re-accustoming my tastebuds to non sweets stuff.

i don't want to sabaotage myself. It'll be ok wont it

BIWI · 27/10/2013 07:59

It will be OK! Just don't let yourself be sucked back into the carbs. Drink plenty of water and, if you can, do some exercise.

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