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Daily Food Diary - Low Carb

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Lady B (U14468251) on Monday, 5th July 2010

    I am creating a food diary to complete daily to keep track of my food intake im on a low carb plan.

    Monday July 5th -

    Breakfast - Scrambled Egg with Asparagus

    Lunch - Chicken salad with chilli dressing

    Dinner - Homemade low Tikka Massala with chicken and onion salad ( 1 pompadom and a small serving of homemade mango chutney)

    Snacks - 1 Mini Milk, 1 Apple, Small Glass of Milk

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    Posted by Carb Crawler (U14409301) on Tuesday, 6th July 2010

    With low-carb eating the best plan is to go for
    as big a breakfast as you can manage. Then you
    will want little for lunch, possibly nothing other
    than a nibbler. I am a great believer in low-carb
    style eating but it can be a bit complicated.
    Today I had a 2 egg Oml. with a tiny bit of garlic
    and onion. Add to that a tiny bit of chorizo - say
    half to one ounce, then a teaspoon of red pepper,
    followed by half ounce of grated ementhal.

    A lovely breakfast and for lunch I need only a tiny
    morsel nibbler sometimes with a glass of gazpacho.

    Dinner- meat an veg. Say, chicken BBQ with salad
    for example.

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    Posted by U_Cupid_Stunt (U13675377) on Wednesday, 7th July 2010

    Lady B how long have you been on a low carb diet plan? U only started this week if I remember correctly right?

    Im struggerling with ideas for breakfasts... I need something microwavable or cold due to having to make it at work.... atm I am eating Proti low carb oatmeal cereal with some flaxseeeds mixed in I know I cant eat this forever though, I will just get bored! Any ideas?

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    Posted by Lady B (U14468251) on Wednesday, 7th July 2010

    Day Two -

    B - Honey and Yogurt

    L - Stuffed Peppers

    D - Gammon with Pinneapple, 1 Egg and Veggies

    S - 1 Snacker Jack, Fruit

    Day Three -

    B - Yogurt and Honey

    L - Mixed Beans and Tuna

    D - Thai Chicken Curry with Stir Fry Veggies

    S - 1 Glass Skimmed Milk, Fruit

    Training - 4 Mile Run and Floor Excercises!

    ...................................In response to the breakfast ideas, I have been having low fat natural yogurt with honey most mornings sometimes with fruit in. Thats all I can stomach to be honest!

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    Posted by Lady B (U14468251) on Thursday, 8th July 2010

    Day Three -

    B - Honey and Yogurt

    L - Poached Eggs with Grilled Bacon and Asparagus

    D - Cauliflower Cheese (Low Cheese etc)

    S - Fruit and A mini milk

    Lotso Water and a glass of diet coke!

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  • Message 6

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    Posted by Cleethorpes (U2176371) on Saturday, 10th July 2010

    I'm a bit bemused by what you consider to be low carb foods? Honey is sugar for example. Although you don't seem to be eating a lot in general, ther're lots of dairy foods which are high in carbohydrate and are particularly high on the insulin index too. Are you using a carb counter? I wouldn't recommend you cut back too far on carbs, particularly if you are doing four mile runs.

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    Posted by Carb Crawler (U14409301) on Sunday, 11th July 2010

    I agree, honey is a definite no-no if you are
    on a counting carbs regime.

    To lose weight you neeed to be on around 20g
    of carbohydrate a day and that does give you a
    lot of scope if you eat the right things.

    Using eggs for either a healthy filling breakfast
    or maybe Omelette for dinner. With so many
    lovely recipes for omelettes available, eggs are
    ideal. Obviously not too many in a week though
    or you might push your cholesterol up. A nice
    glass of gazpacho lunch time is also very tasty.

    If you love salad veg then low carb eating is ideal.

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Carb Crawler (U14409301) on Sunday, 11th July 2010

    I should also mention that it is best not to have
    fruit at the beginning of a low carb plan because
    of the natural sugars they contain. IF you must
    have fruit then stick to berries - cranberries,
    strawberries, blackberries etc. Hope this helps.
    I must say that with the exercise you are getting
    you could waste away!

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Lady B (U14468251) on Monday, 12th July 2010

    Thanks for your tips but perhaps I should explain what I mean a bit better..

    I mean low carb in terms of my diet I relied on eating mounds of rice pasta and potatoes on a daily basis.

    I am trying to reduce how much im eating in terms of those - So not totally low carb eg the honey etc

    I have lost 3lbs this week!

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    Posted by RubySunshine (U10151210) on Tuesday, 13th July 2010

    I am too trying out a low carb, low fat, high protein diet.

    I relied so heavily on pasta, noodles, bread and potatoes to 'fill me up' and it never really worked, I still snacked on chocolate and crisps.

    I have now got to the point where I feel enough is enough and I am trying to ween myself off the above items.

    I tend to have

    Low fat fruit yoghurt for breakfast every week day.

    At the weekend I will have a selection from Quorn sausages, eggs, ham, tomatoes, mushroooms, very lean bacon. Probably only 2 of the above.

    Lunches at work tend to be cold meats, salads and low fat cottage cheese. With lots of nice condements to jazz it up, am a chilli sauce fiend.

    Tea can be anything, cajun chicken salad, spicy thai beef salad, ham and mushroom omlette, chicken kebabs with tzatziki, peri peri chicken with 'coleslaw' (carrot, cabbage and onion shredded in 0% fat greek yoghurt and seasoning). I made a beef stew at the weekend and had that with a cauliflower mash, I've had filet steak and brocolli, thai chicken meatballs with a ginger broth.

    I find writing a lot of ideas down helps, you can then pick up the best ideas and fit them with other items, so you don't get bored eating the same thing and then go pick at something else.

    I have now lost 7lb in 2 weeks and feeling a lot lighter, I don't slump after lunchtime and find I get fuller faster and stay full. I weakened at the weekend...and had a small bowl of doritos, by small bowl, I guess there were 10 in there. I just wanted them, so thought I'd just have them.

    I've found it a lot easier than I thought, but then I've only been cooking for me.

    Keep going and good luck.

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by ahopefulagain (U4594275) on Tuesday, 13th July 2010

    Lady B - I'm a bit concerned that you are on a low-carb diet while doing such hard training. You need carbs to give you energy for running 4 miles. Carbs are NOT the enemy!

    You'd probably be better off having yoghurt with a no-added sugar muesli instead of honey. This would provide you with slow-release energy, rather than a sugar-high from the honey.

    Also aim for a 1-2lb weightloss per week. It is much healthier to lose weight gradually.

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by Nigeepoo (U14259229) on Tuesday, 13th July 2010

    Lady B hasn't told us what speed she runs the 4 miles at, so it's possible that her body is using a significant percentage of fat for fuel if the speed isn't too high. If she's running too fast and uses up her muscle glycogen, she'll "hit the wall".

    On the first week of a reduced carbohydrate diet, the weight lost is glycogen + associated water + body fat. On subsequent weeks, the weight lost is just body fat, so the rate of weight loss falls after the first week.

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Lady B (U14468251) on Wednesday, 14th July 2010

    My sister is a professional runner and she says I run at fat burning pace - so I run quite slowly but constant.

    I havent felt weak or tired since starting this and even with running im getting a small amount of carbs to fuel my body.

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by MarianThompson (U14551221) on Thursday, 15th July 2010

    I too have started writing down everything I eat and drink. Have been exercising hard at the gym (4 days a week for 1 hour and a half each time) plus walking to and from work (about 20 minutes each way) as well as watching my calorific daily intake and ensuring it does not go over 1500, I have given up alcohol altogether and feel miles better for that. I feel full and mainly consume vegetables and fruit, some shredded weat with milk and very little meat. No cheese or butter. And the weight is coming off smiley - smiley

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