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    • gunsandbanjos
    • By gunsandbanjos 14th Feb 14, 8:20 PM
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    gunsandbanjos
    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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    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 7th May 17, 7:17 AM
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    I do. I miss bread, beer and potatoes. Sweet things aren't a problem because I've never had a sweet tooth.

    I'm low carbing at the moment because I find it a very effective way to lose weight, nothing more.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    The best thing to do is not deprive yourself of anything but come to the realisation that things like bread, because they are processed, should be for a treat only.
    A treat once every 3 weeks / a month won't hurt a weight loss diet or a healthy one.

    Not only do you get to eat something that you miss, but you also appreciate and enjoy it more.
    I would also suggest that if you do go for a bread treat to try make it the best bread you can find, using a good old wheat flour, organic and as few preservatives/additives as possible. You can find some nice breads in specialist shops.

    Potatoes you can have on a low carb diet but not with every meal every day.

    Much of what happens with people these days is certain foods are eaten too much and too often which leads to problems, carbs being a case in point.
    The average diet is full of carbs. Cereal, orange juice, toast all carbs and virtually nothing of any value to the human body. This is followed by a sandwich and choc for lunch, more carbs, Then pork chop, peas carrots and mash for dinner. Apart from the chop, all carbs again.
    No wonder diabetes is rampant!

    Beer, well, again, it;s a treat. Some people feel they need a treat every day. Personally, thats not a treat, its the norm. Treats come on birthdays, special occasions, milestones or when a goal is reached.

    A lot of it comes down to a good mental attitude I think, and that's not always easy to get to if ill or feeling down. Booting omega 3 and vitamin D does help with that though. It helps to clear the thinking.

    Small steps and inroads
    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 7th May 17, 7:18 AM
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    Great list. Thanks for the natural thickener tips for gravy.

    I'm getting there, I do need to get better organised and find some farm shops or butchers for organic meat. Also going to have a go at growing more fruit and veg.

    I am on holiday next week but when I come back that will be my next mission.

    The last sentence really does sum it up though. The health benefits of good clean eating far outweigh any inconvenience.

    Got my blood tests back this morning, very pleased. Fibromyalgia pain much reduced, IBS and Gerd well under control.

    I don't really find this way of eating very restrictive. I allow myself some good coffee and some dark chocolate. I don't feel at all deprived.
    Originally posted by lessonlearned
    Excellent news with the blood work. It is worth it!

    Keep up the good work!
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 7th May 17, 10:01 AM
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    Beer, well, again, it;s a treat. Some people feel they need a treat every day. Personally, thats not a treat, its the norm. Treats come on birthdays, special occasions, milestones or when a goal is reached.
    Originally posted by Pop Up Pirate
    That isn't going to work for me. I brew my own beer as a hobby.


    Booting omega 3 and vitamin D does help with that though. It helps to clear the thinking.
    Tried that. I had to give it up because it made my skin unbearably itchy.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • ourcornercottage
    • By ourcornercottage 8th May 17, 1:05 PM
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    Hi All

    I am going to subscribe to this thread, I am trying to loose a whopping 3 stone and get healthy.

    I am not one for fancy diets but noticed after a weeks food diary that my carbs are very high and my fat, calories and protein are low in comparison.

    I am veggie, any advice is welcome.

    THX
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 8th May 17, 2:02 PM
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    welcome ourcornercottage, some great recipe ideas on the list I bumped previous page, and this is a good site. https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb
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    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 9th May 17, 9:56 AM
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    That isn't going to work for me. I brew my own beer as a hobby.




    Tried that. I had to give it up because it made my skin unbearably itchy.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Was that a supplement or the sunshine?

    If it was a supplement, it is likely to have been a filling rather than the actually vitamin itself.

    I get natural vitamin D drops, which are tasteless. One drop a day when there is no sun.
    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 9th May 17, 9:58 AM
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    Pop Up Pirate
    Hi All

    I am going to subscribe to this thread, I am trying to loose a whopping 3 stone and get healthy.

    I am not one for fancy diets but noticed after a weeks food diary that my carbs are very high and my fat, calories and protein are low in comparison.

    I am veggie, any advice is welcome.

    THX
    Originally posted by ourcornercottage
    Welcome to the thread.
    There is also a weight loss thread on the Old Style board which is busier.

    If you eat eggs, there are plenty of breakfast options so you can drop carbs there.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 9th May 17, 10:56 AM
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    Was that a supplement or the sunshine?

    If it was a supplement, it is likely to have been a filling rather than the actually vitamin itself.

    I get natural vitamin D drops, which are tasteless. One drop a day when there is no sun.
    Originally posted by Pop Up Pirate
    It was a supplement taken in the winter. The fairly extensive research I did suggested that it was the vitamin D itself that was causing the itching, nothing to do with any filler.
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    • jules81
    • By jules81 10th May 17, 10:57 AM
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    Hi girls and guys I was following a higher protein diet before I went on holiday-but wrecked it when I was away and gained 10 lbs in 9 days.

    I was feeling so much better on a high protein diet. I have ME/CFS and it gave me more energy so hoping to join this thread-off to read I have a lot to learn.

    Xxxx
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 10th May 17, 11:02 AM
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    Hi girls and guys I was following a higher protein diet before I went on holiday-but wrecked it when I was away and gained 10 lbs in 9 days.
    Originally posted by jules81
    Most of that is probably water retention. Should drop off quite quickly if you reduce your carbs.
    • beautiful_ravens
    • By beautiful_ravens 17th May 17, 9:12 PM
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    Hi, whats peoples thoughts on eating a lot of double cream? Its becoming my go-to fat supply but Im worried about the milky side of things. Same with cheese.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 18th May 17, 9:13 AM
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    I have answered this 3times, having internet problems, short answer, some find dairy stalls weight loss, I use greek yogurt.
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 19th May 17, 12:53 PM
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    I'm still low carbing and losing weight but I'm starting to feel like the lion in the film Madagascar who started to see the other animals as steaks.

    I can see a flock of sheep from my kitchen window; and they all look like potatoes.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • so very confused
    • By so very confused 19th May 17, 4:35 PM
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    so very confused
    I'm still low carbing and losing weight but I'm starting to feel like the lion in the film Madagascar who started to see the other animals as steaks.

    I can see a flock of sheep from my kitchen window; and they all look like potatoes.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Great post.....been there

    I have been very ill and in a great deal of pain so I have been eating anything that was cooked for me. Not so much falling off the wagon as throwing yourself under it.
    Anyway pain better so back low carbing. As well as being ill I have felt so low and I know it is because of my diet. I always feel so much better when eating properly.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 21st May 17, 8:36 AM
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    Great post.....been there

    I have been very ill and in a great deal of pain so I have been eating anything that was cooked for me. Not so much falling off the wagon as throwing yourself under it.
    Anyway pain better so back low carbing. As well as being ill I have felt so low and I know it is because of my diet. I always feel so much better when eating properly.
    Originally posted by so very confused
    Ditto, had tooth problems and tried to hang on to it for 10 days, couldn`t bite on anything, rang Friday for an emergency appointment, my usual dentist not available, I was in so much discomfort by then I didn`t care, he was lovely might have been better than Sam, extracted tooth, or tried to, I was in so much pain because it had cracked, when he extracted it left a chunk behind which had to be dug out, mouth getting better now and I am nearly eating my normal diet, so back to it.
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 30th May 17, 8:37 AM
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    Been back eating low carb for 2 days, sleeping better, feeling better, long may it continue, had 2 days of chicken salad as I had cooked a whole chicken, still got enough for the dog and myself today, will have a think about what to do through the day, have enough homemade celeriac slaw for today, so may finish that with the chicken,
    OCTOBER, £200=£106
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    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 3rd Jun 17, 8:57 AM
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    After a good week of eating quite sensibly and not being religous about it I have lost 6lb
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    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 6th Jun 17, 9:32 AM
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    Well if anything showed me how carbs affect me, the 2 week holiday in Greece confirmed that chips, bread and alcohol sit around my waist. I could see the weight piling on, thought I'd put on about a stone, turned out to be 4 lbs, but all gone to my waist. Couldn't get my jeans done up - 3 inches too small!

    Back on the low carbing now (apart from rhubarb crumble, got a glut of rhubarb, but making it with xylitol and part coconut flour), lost about 1.5 lbs, hoping to get back into the jeans later in the week or next week.
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 6th Jun 17, 10:30 AM
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    I am also eating loads of rhubarb, I just wack a few chopped up sticks in micro, no water, 3mins, makes 3-4 portions, and I just dollop either creme freche or greek yoghurt on.
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    • MoonJelly
    • By MoonJelly 6th Jun 17, 8:52 PM
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    I'd like to join again please. I had joined back in 2015 (I think) but I had some family emergencies (we have 4 funerals in 1 year) and stopped dieting. Now I'm heavier than ever and it is causing me a lot of back and knee problems -not to mention I can't bear to look at myself in the mirror.
    my GP suggested a no carb diet. I have tried this before and I don't have the will to do totally no-carb, but I have done low carb with success (about 20 year ago). I kept the weight off for many years, too.

    So here I am again ready to go for it.
    I am 5' and starting at 74kg (11.653 st). The doc figures I can use losing 3st.
    Is that even possible? and is that possible without having tons of lose skin?
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