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    • gunsandbanjos
    • By gunsandbanjos 14th Feb 14, 8:20 PM
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    Low Carb Diets Support Thread
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    • 14th Feb 14, 8:20 PM
    Low Carb Diets Support Thread 14th Feb 14 at 8:20 PM
    Bright and shiny new thread as requested.

    Continuation of this thread.

    Updated recipe list here
    Last edited by gunsandbanjos; 16-02-2014 at 10:11 PM.
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 24th Feb 17, 12:12 PM
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    In nearly 13 years of using MSE I've never added anybody to the ignore list before, but today I've finally done it.
    • fireblade28
    • By fireblade28 24th Feb 17, 2:55 PM
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    Okay I see I overstepped the mark and you won't read this but I apologise to the people on the thread. I just felt that there needed to be a good balanced scientific view and there were several aspects which needed to be understood correctly so people can make an informed decision on what diet they choose when they read the thread wanting to do a lc diet, I feel that without both sides it perpetuates a myth that carbs are horrible and people think that this is the only way you can lose weight. My fault.
    Last edited by fireblade28; 24-02-2017 at 3:13 PM.
    • kah22
    • By kah22 25th Feb 17, 2:32 PM
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    If you go on a calorie control diet, say you're aiming for 1800 calories a day, and you overshoot the mark by say 250 calories. The theory goes that over the next few days you can pull back those calories. Your calorie count at the end of the week hits the mark

    Can you do the same on a LCHF diet?

    Say eg you're aiming for 70% fat; 20 protein; and 10 carb and you maybe overshoot by a few percentages for a few days can you cut back on your carbs for the rest of the week and end up with the percentages you've set yourself? Or is the LCHF not just as simple as that
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 25th Feb 17, 3:40 PM
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    Yes that`s fine.
    Jan B.B.F, £100,£8= £92, Grocery, £100,=£26
    Feb B B..F, £100, Grocery £126 =£21
    March B.B.F. £100, Grocery £125,=£7
    April B.B/F.£100,-£15= £85,-£33=£52,-£27=£25-£31=£6
    Grocery £125 -£26=£99,-£24=£75,-£11=£64,-£2=£62,-£25=£37,-£10=£27,-£3=£24, -£21=£3

    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 26th Feb 17, 8:45 AM
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    If you go on a calorie control diet, say you're aiming for 1800 calories a day, and you overshoot the mark by say 250 calories. The theory goes that over the next few days you can pull back those calories. Your calorie count at the end of the week hits the mark

    Can you do the same on a LCHF diet?

    Say eg you're aiming for 70% fat; 20 protein; and 10 carb and you maybe overshoot by a few percentages for a few days can you cut back on your carbs for the rest of the week and end up with the percentages you've set yourself? Or is the LCHF not just as simple as that
    Originally posted by kah22
    Technically, you can so long as your carb intake isn't at the top end to begin with.
    If you were to normally eat 30% carbs, but then occasionally eat 60%, then the diet won't work as it should because you will come out of ketosis.
    • Hopelessly Hopeful
    • By Hopelessly Hopeful 26th Feb 17, 12:01 PM
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    Morning All

    I lost 3st 9lbs a four years ago, kept most of it off for a couple of years and then gradually edged it back up! Keep trying to get back into it but think I try too hard with it and then fall off the wagon. Decide to relax more with it and not beat myself up, hopefully then some of the changes will become more embedded and sustainable.

    Three challenges I have in particular are eating lunch when I am on the road with work, everything seems to involve bread and when I'm not home its difficult to do when you cant prepare yourself. Always nuts to fall back on but I need to think more on this. Another issue is exercising on little carbs, makes me feel ill. Lastly the alcohol demon. Trying to have more dry nights than those I have a drink. Need to look at better options.

    Bought Paul McKenna's how to give up sugar and Tom Kerridge's Dopamine books recently. Have just ordered almond flour, really looking forward to trying the fathead nachos.

    HHx
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 26th Feb 17, 7:38 PM
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    From what I have read, don`t go in myself, McDonalds and Burger king are quite happy to do bunless burgers, supermarket hot roast chickens, keep a pack of serviettes in the car, salad bar, grab a pack of smoked mackerel, or smoked salmon, I buy the trimming packs, quite acceptable, olives from the deli counter, don`t forget cheese. Boiled eggs, unshelled will keep for a day or so.
    Jan B.B.F, £100,£8= £92, Grocery, £100,=£26
    Feb B B..F, £100, Grocery £126 =£21
    March B.B.F. £100, Grocery £125,=£7
    April B.B/F.£100,-£15= £85,-£33=£52,-£27=£25-£31=£6
    Grocery £125 -£26=£99,-£24=£75,-£11=£64,-£2=£62,-£25=£37,-£10=£27,-£3=£24, -£21=£3

    • elisebutt65
    • By elisebutt65 26th Feb 17, 8:31 PM
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    From what I have read, don`t go in myself, McDonalds and Burger king are quite happy to do bunless burgers, supermarket hot roast chickens, keep a pack of serviettes in the car, salad bar, grab a pack of smoked mackerel, or smoked salmon, I buy the trimming packs, quite acceptable, olives from the deli counter, don`t forget cheese. Boiled eggs, unshelled will keep for a day or so.
    Originally posted by pamsdish
    I survive on Babybels to snack on if I'm out and about. If I'm on a Uni day then I get 4 rashers of bacon for breakfast. Packs of sliced ham rolled around a bit of cheese or use iceberg lettuce leaves as wraps around fillings. There are some recipes out there to make wraps from eggs and psyllium husk fibre, but life's too short.

    Went to a Brazilian restaurant yesterday. Omg. Totally meated out http://www.vivabrazilrestaurants.com/
    The best thing about the diet doctor website is the free 2 week meal plan. I've used a lot of their recipes.
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    • kah22
    • By kah22 27th Feb 17, 8:10 AM
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    I've went off buying ordinary sliced bacon of late, it's very expensive water. Instead I buy small back bacon joints

    No need to pre soak but I still soak for an hour or so and change the water 2 or 3 times. Then I'll place in a large pot of cold water, bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer for 20 minutesNext into the oven to roast. With pre simmering I allow 30 minutes per 450g/½kg(1lb) plus 20 minutes over at 180 C

    You have a nice piece of back bacon, something you can get your teeth into and if your feeling hungry just pop a piece into your mouth 😁

    For every 100g you have No Cabs, 10 fat and 18 protein. And for those watching calories as wel 162l Granted the protein is a bit on the high side. But Hi who said life is perfect
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    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 27th Feb 17, 9:17 AM
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    I've went off buying ordinary sliced bacon of late, it's very expensive water. Instead I buy small back bacon joints

    No need to pre soak but I still soak for an hour or so and change the water 2 or 3 times. Then I'll place in a large pot of cold water, bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer for 20 minutesNext into the oven to roast. With pre simmering I allow 30 minutes per 450g/½kg(1lb) plus 20 minutes over at 180 C

    You have a nice piece of back bacon, something you can get your teeth into and if your feeling hungry just pop a piece into your mouth 😁

    For every 100g you have No Cabs, 10 fat and 18 protein. And for those watching calories as wel 162l Granted the protein is a bit on the high side. But Hi who said life is perfect
    Originally posted by kah22
    A lot of the supermarket bacon is fast cured using a liquid, which is why you get all that foamy water when you cook it. It also contains nitrates, not something you want.

    Go for Dry Cured bacon, which will cook better without the watery foam and tastes nicer.
    Try get organic, nitrate free if you can.
    • Frugalista
    • By Frugalista 1st Mar 17, 12:12 PM
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    Made my first "Crackslaw" for dinner last night. OMG!! Yum! Yum! Even OH asked for more. This is one low-carb meal that will definitely feature regularly.
    "Men are generally more careful of the breed(ing) of their horses and dogs than of their children" - William Penn 1644-1718
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 1st Mar 17, 2:49 PM
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    Never tried it, what was the recipe you used please.
    Jan B.B.F, £100,£8= £92, Grocery, £100,=£26
    Feb B B..F, £100, Grocery £126 =£21
    March B.B.F. £100, Grocery £125,=£7
    April B.B/F.£100,-£15= £85,-£33=£52,-£27=£25-£31=£6
    Grocery £125 -£26=£99,-£24=£75,-£11=£64,-£2=£62,-£25=£37,-£10=£27,-£3=£24, -£21=£3

    • Frugalista
    • By Frugalista 2nd Mar 17, 11:19 AM
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    This is the one I used - but will tweak it a bit next time.

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/indian-cabbage-stir-fry

    There are loads more recipes - just google Crackslaw.
    "Men are generally more careful of the breed(ing) of their horses and dogs than of their children" - William Penn 1644-1718
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 2nd Mar 17, 11:28 AM
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    I do use a lot of Dietdoctor recipes, thanks.
    Jan B.B.F, £100,£8= £92, Grocery, £100,=£26
    Feb B B..F, £100, Grocery £126 =£21
    March B.B.F. £100, Grocery £125,=£7
    April B.B/F.£100,-£15= £85,-£33=£52,-£27=£25-£31=£6
    Grocery £125 -£26=£99,-£24=£75,-£11=£64,-£2=£62,-£25=£37,-£10=£27,-£3=£24, -£21=£3

    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 2nd Mar 17, 12:23 PM
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    Ooh this one looks right up my street

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/italian-cabbage-stir-fry/servings/2
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 2nd Mar 17, 5:26 PM
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    Originally posted by Slinky
    Looks good also, just not over keen on peppers.
    Jan B.B.F, £100,£8= £92, Grocery, £100,=£26
    Feb B B..F, £100, Grocery £126 =£21
    March B.B.F. £100, Grocery £125,=£7
    April B.B/F.£100,-£15= £85,-£33=£52,-£27=£25-£31=£6
    Grocery £125 -£26=£99,-£24=£75,-£11=£64,-£2=£62,-£25=£37,-£10=£27,-£3=£24, -£21=£3

    • Frugalista
    • By Frugalista 2nd Mar 17, 7:00 PM
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    I'm thinking that next time I will make it more on a Mexican/chilli theme and add grated cheese on the top and pop it in the oven to melt. Drools!!!
    "Men are generally more careful of the breed(ing) of their horses and dogs than of their children" - William Penn 1644-1718
    • DonnaBurris
    • By DonnaBurris 3rd Mar 17, 9:33 AM
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    Thanks for sharing these awesome low carb recipes. I was looking for such recipes to lower my carb intake.
    • elisebutt65
    • By elisebutt65 10th Mar 17, 5:43 PM
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    Well I've officially lost 2 stone since January 2016. Slow and steady and into size 18 now. I was verging on 24

    Problem now, is that I'm off to Dubai on Monday with Uni. I have no idea what to eat. I've put dietary preferences on the plane as diabetic and lactose intolerant in the hopes that I get a lower carb meal. I know there's a lot of Indian food available so I can pick my usual Tandoori mixed grill style dinner (basically lots of meat) and breakfast shouldn't be a problem at the hotel. But I dint know what's available at lunch.

    Has anyone been?
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    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 11th Mar 17, 8:21 AM
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    Well I've officially lost 2 stone since January 2016. Slow and steady and into size 18 now. I was verging on 24

    Problem now, is that I'm off to Dubai on Monday with Uni. I have no idea what to eat. I've put dietary preferences on the plane as diabetic and lactose intolerant in the hopes that I get a lower carb meal. I know there's a lot of Indian food available so I can pick my usual Tandoori mixed grill style dinner (basically lots of meat) and breakfast shouldn't be a problem at the hotel. But I dint know what's available at lunch.

    Has anyone been?
    Originally posted by elisebutt65
    Congrats on the weight loss! Really well done.

    No, I haven't been to Dubai, so can't help you there. Have a great time though!
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