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Low-carb diets

Hey BIWI, i'm joining in...

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 26/10/2014 15:44

Also starting that swimming soon that i was told to do about six months ago... Blush

Not weighing and writing everything down religiously yet, but seeing if a small effort make a difference to start :) been lowcarbing for a few days but gonna start keeping a food diary here. Today I've had...

Breakfast - raspberries and grapes with yoghurt, coffee with no sugar for the first time ever (been weaning myself last few days)

Lunch - cucumber with pate and chorizo. Four pieces dark choc

Dinner - leftover korma with cauliflower bhaji. Have half a naan left too but prob wont eat all of it (couldnt manage it yesterday, already!)

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 26/10/2014 16:03

Its not, its left over Grin

But, still lowER carb than if i'd had rice too Wink

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 27/10/2014 07:42

I ate about three bites of naan bread, only been doing this less than a week and it felt too stodgy already! Grin

I've entered my 'starting' weight from today in the bootcamp thingy, although i'm not properly bootcamping.

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 27/10/2014 10:39

Breakfast - sausage, bacon, scrambled egg. Coffee

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 27/10/2014 17:30

Lunch (big hug to my mum for changing her planned lunch to make it suitable, as i was there) - kippers and scrambled egg, tomatoes and mushrooms. More coffee

Dinner - salmon, spinach with pesto and mushrooms

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MrsHerculePoirot · 27/10/2014 17:37

beyond come and join us on the bootcamp threads we are on week 5. Doesn't matter if you are just starting, come and join in!

BeyondPreparedForHell · 27/10/2014 17:38

Oo cheers, i will do that :)

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Ditzy71 · 27/10/2014 18:55

Beyond I am also not doing Bootcamp but am low carbing/paleo. I am eating small amounts of fruit and veg including carots as I know that the beta carotene in them is good. You can do low carb and include bread but you have to be careful of your own carb limits otherwise you could stall.
Anything under 100g is considered low carb eating though not bootcamp.
I personally cannot do bootcamp because I have previous disordered eating. My fitness pal has some good threads (I have just discovered) on low carbing under 100g so maybe you would find them helpful.
I have lost 6 to 7 lbs in two weeks eating this way. I also eat dark chocolate and oatcakes but still losing.

BeyondPreparedForHell · 28/10/2014 09:46

Hi ditzy :)

Breakfast today - smoked salmon and cream cheese with cucumber, coffee (still no sugar and getting used to it, woop!)

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 28/10/2014 13:56

Lunch - tuna melt with rocket

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MrsHerculePoirot · 28/10/2014 18:10

Well done beyond! Sounds lovely so far today!

BeyondPreparedForHell · 29/10/2014 13:44

Dinner last night - went out so not brilliant, but stayed relatively on track. Steak, ribs (cooked in sauce, no extra), and prawns, steamed veg and a few sweet potato fries. Then one pint of cider (gig, no proper spirits there)
Quite pleased with myself there, as the brioche burgers looked stunning but i resisted :)

Woke up this morning with a stinking cold, so berries and cream for breakfast to get some vit c in me. And a coffee.

DH is currently cooking lunch (he is so impressed with this woe so far, he has joined me!) bacon and sausages with rocket salad (bit of a weird combo but really fancy the salad)

Steak for dinner. Steak two days running. Yum! :)

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 29/10/2014 18:36


Mmm. Nice lump of steak, garlic mushrooms, cauli and broccoli with chilli and a fried egg. Then my four pieces of dark chocolate.

Kids had pizza and i wasnt even a little jealous!

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MrsHerculePoirot · 29/10/2014 22:08

Well done Beyond - looks like you are doing brilliantly and you sound soooooo positive! Love it!

BeyondPreparedForHell · 30/10/2014 10:21

Thank you :) yeah it is going really well i think. Guess we'll see how well from the scales though.

Breakfast this morning - strawberries, raspberries and yoghurt, coffee

DH keeps telling me that all the low carb bumpf he is reading tells him no fruit, so i am not following it properly with my one tiny portion a day Hmm

This is the same man who said yesterday "im having a can of coke, do you want one" and i had to suggest he had a little look at the back of the can first Grin

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 30/10/2014 14:04

Lunch - pate on cucumber with rocket salad

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MrsHerculePoirot · 30/10/2014 21:16

Ps all amount of berries deffo better than coke!!! Hope the scales are favourable too for you!

BeyondPreparedForHell · 31/10/2014 10:13

Grin he had a dopey moment with that, the coke remains in the fridge!

Dinner last night wasnt fab, got back late from halloween shopping and didnt have time to roast the pork we had planned. So kids had happy meals and me and dh remained as lc as possible in our takeaways by having kebabs with salad and no bread. Except that dh forgot and accidentally ate half of his bread!

Breakfast this morning, berries and yoghurt again, with a coffee. Struggling to drink my morning coffee at times, might have to downsize to a regular mug Shock

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 01/11/2014 08:18

Lunch yesterday was two pieces of bacon and a piece of ham. Busy all day so had to eat on the go.

We then went to a party and i managed to just eat 3 crisps. Wouldnt have eaten them if my children were not using me as a table!! But they smelt so good, right on my lap...

Got home and was exhausted so didnt have dinner, just went straight to sleep.

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 01/11/2014 08:20

Breakfast today, berries and yoghurt

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BeyondPreparedForHell · 01/11/2014 18:59

Out for lunch, so did my best with the menu again...
steak, prawns, garlic butter, veg, sweet potato fries and sour cream

Not hungry for dinner again, but have just had a couple of slices of roast pork and a handful of salad

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Jo4694 · 01/11/2014 19:39


Just found this whole biwi thing and want to give it a try. Just booked a beach holiday for six weeks time and am the heaviest I have been.

My one query is - the rules keep saying you can have this but check the carbs, or keep an eye on the carbs. I can't see anywhere what I am checking against ie. Is the an allowance per day? Or week? How would I know what is too much ?


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ChesterDrawers · 02/11/2014 07:49

Jo, the general rule on bootcamp is veggies under 3g of carbs per 100g, so most green veg really. No carrot, butternut squash, peppers, shallots instead of onions, no potatoes, peas, corn, of course.

If you want to give BIWI's bootcamp a go, pop over to the low carb bootcamp section and join us on the weekly threads. We're just about to start week six but latecomers are always welcome and there's loads of really knowledgable people.

It's tough at first but once your body gets used to it, it's so easy and the food is amazing. I've lost 8lbs so far but some have lost loads more so you can definitely shift a fair bit in six weeks.

BeyondPreparedForHell · 02/11/2014 09:29

It really is easy. And it really doesnt feel like a diet.

Breakfast today is coconut porridge - coconut, ground almonds, coconut oil, splash of milk and double cream. Its amazing and i've eaten just over half and am pretty much full!! Might even try feeding it to the kids, they both like it and it might stop them moaning they are hungry constantly!! Grin

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Jo4694 · 02/11/2014 10:44

Thank you.

I hope it works, the high fat worries me. Was kind of doing something similar recently but the fat was from almonds, maybe that's why it wasn't working. I am usually incredibly active with the gym but for past two months just haven't been and it is very hard to get back into it.

How does this diet differ to Atkins?

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