Forum Home» Mortgage-Free Wannabe

The Edcawber Principle - Page 210

New Post Advanced Search
Important update! We have recently reviewed and updated our Forum Rules and FAQs. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest version.

The Edcawber Principle

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
2.2K replies 246.4K views
1207208210212213225

Replies

  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
    5.6K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    I'm vaguely following the 8 week low blood-sugar diet - no starchy carbs and nothing with sugar in, or that is naturally too sugary (to wean myself off the taste over 8 weeks). It is easier this week but the weight loss has stalled a little (probably because I did it before). No high protein low all-carbs that I think Atkins promotes with ketosis the basis of fat loss. I eat good amounts of vegetables and UK grown fruit (although some apples come on a ship) - with pears and berries my staples and a daily citrus because I know I want it in the winter, with a small amount of meat or cheese. I don't measure things like butter and cream but I'm hoping by eating light it isn't too disastrous. I think mine might be closest to the fast 800 but definitely based on Dr Michael Mosley and his work picking up on Professor Roy Taylor's research

    Save £12k in 2020 - #20 £7,085.43/£5k 141.7%
    Save £12k in 2021 - #26 aiming for £7,500
    OS Grocery Challenge 2021 target £0/£3k 0% annual (£500 contingency)
    My Debt Free Diary Get a grip Woman
  • shangaijimmyshangaijimmy Forumite
    3.7K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭
    I'll second the vote for chromebooks! We have 3 on the go in this house. I use mine to work from home, DS1 in high school manages to do everything for home schooling on his and it has been a god send for DS2 in Year 4 with the periods of home schooling he has had!

    I'm cheering you on from the shadows with your new food routine as well. Excellent commitment.
    MFW: Was: £136,000.......Now: £70,224.68......
    Mortgage Neutral Deficit: £59,185.53... Mortgage Neutral Savings: £11,039.15
    MFiT-T5 #8 - £14,635 of £23,100 (63.35%)
    1% Mortgage Challenge - £41.65 of £705
  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
    5.6K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    I had soup for lunch and then a vegetable curry - butternut squash and aubergine roasted and then added to the usual mix of onions, garlic, bit of chilli, some cheat's paste and a sprinkle of garam marsala, with cashew nuts, and frozen (previously cooked dry) chick peas and spinach, and a few spoons of hm passata to slacken it off. Then frozen (wonky) berries and cream.

    Horrified this morning to see a gain. Too much sitting I think. Going for a walk - a five miler meeting DS outside today, I hope - Hello @shangaijimmy, feel free to join us...

    Save £12k in 2020 - #20 £7,085.43/£5k 141.7%
    Save £12k in 2021 - #26 aiming for £7,500
    OS Grocery Challenge 2021 target £0/£3k 0% annual (£500 contingency)
    My Debt Free Diary Get a grip Woman
  • edited 17 January at 11:00AM
    edinburgheredinburgher Forumite
    12.1K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 17 January at 11:00AM
    @Karmacat - it's similar to Atkins- but a few key differences. I've (loosely) followed the Blood Sugar Diet by Michael Mosely, he has more recent books that wrap up his ideas on this and other diets such as 5:2.

    It's high protein, moderate fat, low carb and calorie restricted, although the amount of restriction will vary based on your individual needs. From memory Atkins wasn't calorie restricted per se? 🤷‍♂️

    I had forgotten whether you were a vegan or vegetarian, vegetarian much more manageable. All of the things you have mentioned are fine, fat wise it's typically butter or olive oil (I do use vegetable oil for some meals).

    Another 1.6lbs off today, think that's me up to 19 or so? 👍
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
    35.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    SL, Ed, thanks for the responses - with Atkins, yes, I don't think it was calorie restricted.  And yes, I'm vegetarian, Ed, though I'm allergic to cow's cheese and gluten.  Nightmare for eating out!   That set of phrases you just used "high protein, moderate fat, low carb and calorie restricted", that's excellent, I can do that, once all the finance is done.  I'll cut down right away on gf pasta and rice, I can do that.  What about cornmeal/polenta?  I was just starting to get into that.  I think all the carbs I *do* eat need to be made from the slightly out of date gluten free flour mountain :blush:

    That weight loss is fantastic, Ed, and SL, catch back up, quick like!  Enjoy the walk :) 
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021
  • edinburgheredinburgher Forumite
    12.1K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Karmacat - polenta is high carb I'm afraid!

    Today's diet: yoghurt with oats, linseed and blackberries for breakfast; scrambled eggs with cheese and trout caviar for lunch; a protein shake for a snack and prawn mayo with salad for dinner.

    A good weekend 🕺
  • Suffolk_lassSuffolk_lass Forumite
    5.6K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭
    @Karmacat you can get the carbs you need from vegetables like sweet potato or squash (in moderation) - I use a little flour to thicken sauces (cheese) or coat meat for sloppy stews so they are not too thin.

    Yesterday I made beef stew (having cooked my dried butterbeans it was rude not to include these) and I mashed the leftover chickpeas from the takeaway box of frozen I started for the veg curry, plus the usual veg, half a butternut squash and some aubergine - all left over. I had a few slivers of cheese at 4pm having fasted for the day, and some stew with cabbage about 6pm. We each had a glass of milk last night and then a few of our homegrown raspberries with a bit of cream as a treat. Yet to weigh in this morning (2 weeks today)

    Save £12k in 2020 - #20 £7,085.43/£5k 141.7%
    Save £12k in 2021 - #26 aiming for £7,500
    OS Grocery Challenge 2021 target £0/£3k 0% annual (£500 contingency)
    My Debt Free Diary Get a grip Woman
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
    35.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks SL - sweet potatoes are lovely, its true, but I *like* gluten free fusilli :smiley:  never mind, right now, I'm only aiming at half a stone, though once I get going, a stone would probably be more appropriate.  I'll stop whining :smiley:

    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021
  • edinburgheredinburgher Forumite
    12.1K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    No weight change today, feeling blue. Chicken for breakfast, scrambled eggs for lunch, pork mince for dinner and coffee, lots of coffee.
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
    35.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ed, what percentage of your targeted weight loss have you achieved?  You've lost a sizeable amount, surely you're on the way?  Hoping you feel less blue soon.
    Downsized and paid off mortgage 2010
    Retired August 2016
    Paid off French mortgage September 2018
    New kitchen fully installed June 2019
    Not counting this! 2020
    Garden fencing completed, woohoo 2021
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support