Princess Mola's Journal, 21 July 2014

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I have decided to strictly adhere to a low cab diet.

When my dietician told me about this diet, I prematurely thought it is easy and it’s about sticking to a routine. I had a 2-week dry run of this and I received one of the greatest shocks of my life; it is one of the most challenging things I’ve ever had to do. I can’t believe how much cabs I consume in a day (85%) and could not resist them during the trial period. I am not a fan of meat and fish but had to learn to make this my staple diet.
Any advice on how to start on this diet, please?

Diet Calendar Entries for 21 July 2014:
953 kcal Fat: 51.62g | Prot: 55.90g | Carb: 68.64g.   Breakfast: Egg. Lunch: Cooked Mixed Vegetables (Corn, Lima Beans, Peas, Green Beans and Carrots), Red Tomatoes, Chicken Drumstick. Dinner: Meat Pie, Peanuts. more...
4666 kcal Activities & Exercise: Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 2 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours, Resting - 6 hours, Desk Work - 7 hours, Sitting - 2 hours. more...
on diet Low Carb Diet Plan  

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There are some great low-carb recipes on you might try. Cutting out the carbs does take some adjustment - just cutting out "white" stuff like bread, rice, cereals, etc. will help alot. 
21 Jul 14 by member: BluRaven
You should look up Atkins vegetarian meals. If you are not a fan of meat (me either), it can make doing low carb difficult. A diet needs to be sustainable and if you don't enjoy meat, forcing yourself to eat it might not work out in the long run.  
21 Jul 14 by member: Suzi161
If you look under recipies on here, you can go under low carbs, and their are loads of recipies, and they all show the carbs, also on Linda's low carb menue and recipies website, thats what you type in under search, wow there are so many. 
21 Jul 14 by member: karenromiaih2002
berries are lower in carbs, measure them , raw veggies are lower in carbs then cooked veggies for some reason. I am eating mostly natural turkey meat, the bacon that I eat is sodium nitrate free, turkey bacon that I bought at wallmart, its oscar mayer brand.lots of eggs you will need alot of eggs. I make almond flour pancakes and flax meal pancakes, the flax meal pancakes are lower in carbs only 1 carb, its 3 tablespoons of flax meal, 1/4 tsp of baking powder, 1 egg, 1 TBl of water, 1 Tbl of butter melted, mix up dry ingrediant first, I add a packet of stevia, and some cinnamon, then add your wet ingrediants, makes a big pancake, I use sugar free syrup, its got 4 carbs per 1/4 cup, but I use only about a tablespoon of it, or you could put some fresh fruit on them, but you need to mesure everything and journal everything the day before to make sure it adds up to the 20 grams, I add the next day of food, so I know it right and I make sure I have all of those foods on hand, that are low carb. 
21 Jul 14 by member: karenromiaih2002
Thanks all. I love the flaxseed idea... Doh! I make flaxseed bread and did not think about this at all. I guess I was so consumed with what I am missing and not thinking straight. Very grateful for the website idea too. I have started on eggs too. When is too much of eggs, too much? If you know what I mean... Thanks again, all. 
22 Jul 14 by member: Princess Mola
Just been there, you are right!!!! 
28 Jul 14 by member: Princess Mola
I know that the support here on FS is excellent and you can share or not share, but the tools of inputting your weight and seeing your own goals is useful. The essential thing is to be as consistent as possible. Stick to it…it's all about hard work like exercise and realizing that work will get you there. 
30 Jul 14 by member: demetra bengle
Thanks, much needed.  
30 Jul 14 by member: Princess Mola
just started down this road myself...good luck to you xx  
30 Jul 14 by member: drullae
Eating what you really need to eat is not that difficult. In the beginning just tell yourself that you need to eat this and you must not touch anything else. After a while you'll get used to it. You'll even start liking it :-) I used to hate avocado but after a while forcing myself to eat it in my salad... well - now I quite like it ;-) 
30 Jul 14 by member: nina.bici
It's not about eating more meat though. You need to understand what a carb is first. If you still think that only potatoes, rice, bread, pasta etc are carbs then you've excluded a huge number of other things that are carbs as well ie veg, fruit, milk, coffee, yoghurt.... until you understand what carbs are and it's the level of carbohydrate in each individual one that's the important thing, you'll understand that all you need to do is eat a nice sensible sized piece of meat or fish and have on the rest of your place veg, salad (whatever). It's just a case of 1. learning which the high carb foods are (and it's not just the potatoes, pasta etc) and 2. reducing how much you eat of any of the higher carb foods. Have you read the Atkins book as it does explain it really well. I wish you well with it. It's a very healthy way to eat. Wish you the best of luck with it Princess Mola! 
30 Jul 14 by member: Halesowenmum
Thanks all for the words of wisdom. I need to really get the Atkins book so that I get a better understanding of low carbs etc. I must say, I am enjoying saying no to the high carbs but this is a self discovery journey as well. I appreciate all the supports here... {hugs} 
30 Jul 14 by member: Princess Mola
I also struggled at the beginning with getting my carb intake in check. Atkins does not work for me, mainly because carbs are my favorite and I'd end up eating too much fat everyday. I incorporate all kinds of carbs in my diet now and I think it will help when I get into "maintain" stage. My food diary has lots of low fat, low carb, high protein meals. Planning and routines work best for me. One way I changed my diet the first few weeks was to literally eat the same meals everyday for a week. I pay close attention to that RDI pie chart and make sure I have the proportions that work for me. The planning helped make sure that I was getting more protein than carbs, and more carbs than fat. Then, during the second week, I substituted with a new meal. I still basically eat the same meals all week (can't afford too much variety anyway) but I try to introduce a new meal to keep things interesting. Hope this helps with the carb issue. Anyway- it looks like you're making great progress! Cheers to your success! p.s. I get a lot of protein from egg whites, greek yogurt, beans, tuna, chicken breast, turkey, and deli meats like Boar's Head Black Forest Ham and Ovengold turkey.  
30 Jul 14 by member: Lynch
Good luck, Princess Mola! Last week I was told by my doctor, because of a health problem, to try & go on a low carb diet, he specified a couple of things I have to avoid eating. I needing to lose about 15 kg for ages, so despite him being abrupt and almost rude, I took it the positive way - as a long-awaited kick in the butt! I started straight away. It wasn't hard as a start, but remains to be seen if the weight comes off. I only hope I can keep up with it as I struggle with motivation sometimes. 
31 Jul 14 by member: mentalmunchkin07
I have been on a low carb diet for a month now. I started with the Atkins but have changed to a diet called "The Real Meal Revolution", this was devised by a modern day sports sientest in South Africa. Dr. Tim Noakes has been involved with sports at Cape Town university. He has published a book which is available as a eBook. I have ordered a hard copy which should be in the UK in about 3 weeks time. 
31 Jul 14 by member: nyasa
I must say I am no fan of Atkins diet at all. Instead I have been using customized to my own metabolism diet. For that I have been using 'Winning by Losing' by Jillian Michaels. Combined with her workouts it does wonders. But only if you follow through :-D 
31 Jul 14 by member: nina.bici
Thanks folks. I finally figured out that I will need to eat the same thing for a week or so to at least get used to low carb. And Lynch, I agree with you it helped me along and now I am exploring like a new 'chick' trying to fly the nest :). I will check out your recommended diets at least to educate myself. thanks again!!! (hugs)  
31 Jul 14 by member: Princess Mola
as long as you are logging everything you eat ahead of time, you can avoid going over and substitute where you see the carbs are higher. I personally feel logging your food makes the biggest difference if you log before you eat. if you log after you can only make improvements to your next day.. if you log before, you can avoid it altogether. good luck! 
31 Jul 14 by member: kristyanne3
you are absolutely right!! Thanks 
31 Jul 14 by member: Princess Mola


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