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Posted: 19 Jun 2008, 15:08
Im not restricting carbs _ im just trying to consume them in the first half of my day - therefore burning up the majority of Kcals by the end of the day.
And they are good - complex carbs, eg Potatoes / Oats.

I then have a small amount of carbs- with veg or salad - and fruit snacks during the day -
Something high in protien for tea.

Lots of hurbal teas during the day,
Fair amount of excercise - haven't started anything hardcore yet.

I am also not cutting anything out - I still have my coffee, and If i want a cookie , i will have one, as long as it is just one.

The otherday I had a currant scone - with cream and JAM!!

My mom did the same thing I am doing and has gone from a UK size 16 to a 10 in six months.
She says she has never looked or felt better.
***Breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper***

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Posted: 19 Jun 2008, 15:23
What you're doing sounds absolutely great and I personally believe that everything in moderation is ok. It's when we over-indulge too often with too much that the pounds pile on.

Congratulations to your mum! That's fantastic that she did that in 6 months. That must be a great inspiration to you. Cool

I just read your bio and you have done fantastic too. You just keep up the great work there and those pounds will keep dropping. Wink

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Posted: 19 Jun 2008, 17:13
I did something similar before my wedding, with reasonable success. It was Joanna Hall's Carb Curfew plan, which is a low GI plan with the added restriction of no carbs after 5pm. The only problem I had with it was the vast amounts of cooking (and washing up) - that just didn't work for me long-term!

I couldn't give up carbs all together, but cutting back on the bread (and biscuits!) in particular has really helped with my weight loss.

Anyway, you've done a great job already and it sounds like you're approaching this in exactly the right way. I agree with MoonLite - everything in moderation!

Good luck!! Very Happy
My weight-loss journey, so far...
09/07/2007: 210lb - BMI 36.6
20/08/2007: 196lb - BMI 34.2 (1 stone lost)
29/10/2007: 182lb - BMI 31.7 (2 stone lost)
14/01/2008: 168.5 - BMI 29.4 (3 stone lost)
31/03/2008: 151.5 - BMI 26.4 (4 stone lost)
09/06/2008: 139.2 - BMI 24.4 (5 stone lost and goal weight reached!!)

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Posted: 19 Jun 2008, 17:32
i have done the same thing as you, alannahangel, execpt for timing them! i have learned to eat the healhier carbs.. 100% whole wheat pasta and breads healthier choice cereals and veggies.
I also enjoy a cookie if i want one. Have the bad in moderation, you will do great as your mom did!
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Posted: 19 Jun 2008, 18:23
i am slowly trying to get into the healthier carbs. Carbs are my demons, and since I have been watching my consumption, I have no problem losing weight. I try to get them in early in the day. And i at least treat myself to one day a week where i don't watch everything i eat.

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Posted: 20 Jun 2008, 03:10
lol, thanx for all your comments, I think It is working well. So glad Im not hungry during the morning at work - as there is so much crap food on offer that I used to just give in and eat.

Only thing is I get quite hungry at night time around 9pm - ish - and I dont know what to have.
I have a herbal tea, but I actually think this makes me more hungry!

What do you guys eat last thing? I dont wanna have anything too heavy, but I can't sleep on an empty stomach! lol x
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