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    • gunsandbanjos
    • By gunsandbanjos 14th Feb 14, 8:20 PM
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    gunsandbanjos
    Low Carb Diets Support Thread
    • #1
    • 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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    • kah22
    • By kah22 3rd Jan 18, 12:44 AM
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    I did do low carb once, I lost over a stone but must confess I couldnít keep it up.

    Personally Iím not going to try cutting back before the middle of the month. Note I said cutting back not dieting. Experience has taught me that if I ĎDietí Iíll just crave food and eventually my good intentions will fly out the window. Instead Iíll be more careful with what I eat, Iíll avoid the cakes and crisps and such like and try to cut out snacks altogether. And of course more exercise

    By not starting until the middle of the month all the Christmas goodies should be gone and that will make it easier

    For those dedicated low carb members tell me If I try to cut out as many low carbs as possible without actually counting carbs is that effective. Or must you do the diet in order to loose the weight?
    Illegitimi non carborundum
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 3rd Jan 18, 8:28 AM
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    X duvessa X I found that I lost weight on an average of 50g a day, never worried if it was over or under by a few, as depending on meal some would be lower/higher.
    I personally kah22 never followed a "diet" I just stopped eating, bread, potatoes, rice and pasta never a huge eater of either, and never a cake eater too. I just tweaked my menu to lower carb choices.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • X Duvessa X
    • By X Duvessa X 3rd Jan 18, 4:53 PM
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    X Duvessa X
    That's great to here pamsdish, what you've just described was my general plan.
    Jan GC £57.26/£50
    Feb GC £17.06/£60
    Jan - Mar WLC 6/11
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 3rd Jan 18, 7:58 PM
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    Forgot my meal yesterday keeping me accountable, it was a recipe I found hamburger pie or something like it was called, fried some turkey mince, recipe called for beef, onions and garlic, set aside, mix cream cheese and egg to make a sauce pour over meat mix, sliced a mozzarella ball and laid on top, bake until browning and bubbling, served with some celeriac mash I had, all came to 783 cals and 25 carbs, had an egg custard later and my 4 squares of choc.
    Today has been a disruptive day going to have a pork tenderloin with swede and yet more celeriac, you must realise by now I love it, mashed fried in butter, roasted or even as oven fries, ended up eating 200g of brie and my usual egg custard and choc, todays totals 1173 cals and 12 carbs
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • X Duvessa X
    • By X Duvessa X 3rd Jan 18, 11:32 PM
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    Finished my day on 43g of carbs and 1163 calories, not too bad but I'm back in the office tomorrow so that will be a test
    Jan GC £57.26/£50
    Feb GC £17.06/£60
    Jan - Mar WLC 6/11
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 3rd Jan 18, 11:51 PM
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    Gloomendoom
    I find being at work makes things easier.
    ďNever argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.Ē - Mark Twain
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 4th Jan 18, 8:47 AM
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    I suppose it depends on the office set up, if temptation proves too great think of some snacks, boiled eggs cheese sticks etc, I will bring forward the recipes from the original thread starter, some nice ideas on there.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=64721879&postcount=16
    Last edited by pamsdish; 04-01-2018 at 8:51 AM.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 4th Jan 18, 3:39 PM
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    pamsdish
    Slight change to menu, pork swede celeriac, added some broccoli and cauliflower which needed using up, Totals inc my afters, 850 cals, 51 carbs, never sure whether to deduct the fibre from fresh veg, if so 36 carbs
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 6th Jan 18, 8:28 AM
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    An indulgent day yesterday, I had some sweet potatoes and decided to make oven chips, added a few celeriac too with a salmon piece, didn`t have anything else except my chocolate, total of 799 cals but 99 carbs.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 7th Jan 18, 8:54 AM
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    Continuing the weekend I made a gammon meal in the slow cooker, from left over gammon piece I had frozen, splash of coke zero, carrots, parsnips, leeks and swede, then I had some fancy cheese and grapes later, all this ended up being 1500 cals and 60 carbs, most of it on the cheese and grapes, glad most of it gone.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • X Duvessa X
    • By X Duvessa X 8th Jan 18, 12:40 PM
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    X Duvessa X
    I've really been struggling, feeling so bloated etc. picked up some greek yogurt for breakfasts I'm hoping it will help. On the plus side 3 lb off for me this week
    Jan GC £57.26/£50
    Feb GC £17.06/£60
    Jan - Mar WLC 6/11
    • X Duvessa X
    • By X Duvessa X 8th Jan 18, 12:41 PM
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    thanks for the links i'll have to give some of them a go boiled eggs for work would work well.
    Jan GC £57.26/£50
    Feb GC £17.06/£60
    Jan - Mar WLC 6/11
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 8th Jan 18, 3:09 PM
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    Sundays meal 1169 cals, but 91 carbs, sweet potatoes again, I hate throwing away food so will cook them in some fashion and freeze,
    Monday had some home made faggots with homemade cauli cheese, with some forest fruit and yoghurt later, then my choc, todays total 1373 cals and 53 carbs, down 3lb on scales today.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 9th Jan 18, 7:59 AM
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    I'm back on the low carb wagon as of yesterday. My wife is too.

    I watched some diet programme last night where somebody ate just eggs and spinach for two weeks and lost a stone. My mum tried it back in the early 80's and almost lost the will to live.
    ďNever argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.Ē - Mark Twain
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 9th Jan 18, 7:36 PM
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    I think I would too, I like my veg but eat a variety.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 10th Jan 18, 1:38 PM
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    Went a bit M.I.A. yesterday and this morning, think the lunch invite for Sat is playing on my mind, my neighbour who is diet obsessed has invited another friend and myself to a birthday lunch, she will not cater for me, so expect it to be carb loaded, as I am providing the meat cooking it as well I think I will be bloody minded and refuse anything carb heavy.
    Yesterday was 1378 cals and 75 carbs, sigh, today I hope lower overall will update when completed.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • jules81
    • By jules81 10th Jan 18, 11:35 PM
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    I am very new at this and am scared of carbs in everything right now! I had under 30g carbs and 1340 cals today carbs was mainly from milk in coffee and carbs in sausages. I NEED to read labels these were just some in freezer.

    I got some kale and green beans shopping today spinach and mushrooms too so adding them to my food tomorrow.

    Xxxx
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 11th Jan 18, 7:20 AM
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    ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    Is there carbs in sausages?
    I didn't get where i am today by not reading moneysavingexpert.com
    • pamsdish
    • By pamsdish 11th Jan 18, 8:03 AM
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    Is there carbs in sausages?
    Originally posted by ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    It`s the fillers or to put it more bluntly, the stuff they put in that`s cheaper than meat, breadcrumbs, rusk etc.
    Look for the better quality higher meat content, Specially selected etc, I buy most of mine in Aldi or Lidl, Cumberland or Lincolnshire I think, NOT the ones with onion or apple added, read the packaging, I recall someone mentioning Aldi have some reasonable carb count in the freezer 20 or so in a bag, didn`t check them out though.
    JAN£200=£107FEB£200=£40,MARCH£175=£50
    APRIL£200=£35 May£200=£61,
    JUNE£200-£16=£184,-£42=£142,-£30=£112,-£22=£90,-£22=£68
    • jules81
    • By jules81 11th Jan 18, 10:02 PM
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    Today I think has been a success. 27 carbs

    Coffee x4 with semi skimmed milk 200 mls throughout the day

    1 egg ( ran out) and 100g smoked salmon and cherry toms

    Cheese string

    125 g 5%fat mince with 30g onion, 50g spinach and 100g mushrooms with 15 g parmesan cheese cooked in 5g coconut oil

    30g unsalted peanuts, cashew and almonds

    1liter spring water

    Xxxx
    Last edited by jules81; 11-01-2018 at 10:18 PM.
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