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    Newbie with 4 stone to lose

    Hi, I'm Kim! Like most of you I have been chubby most of my life and struggled with my weight. Over the past 3 years I have been battling the VLCD with little success. In 2011, I successfully lost 3 stone in 2011 using the Cambridge diet. I didn't eat anything from January 1st till March 23rd and got down to 13stone 3- the lowest weight I have been since leaving school 14 years ago.!! I then met my wonderful boyfriend and the binges and meals out began. I've been trying to get back onto the VLCD wagon again but it just doesn't fit into my new lifestyle.

    I am now 16st 12 and only 5ft2 so have a massive BMI of 43.2. I like how ketosis feels and have had seem good results so hoping Atkins will work for me. I have read the book and find it a little complicated but think I have the main rules:
    20g of net carb per day
    12-15 of that should be veggies

    So I did a big shop yesterday and am ready to go!! I need to sit down and make a menu plan for the week- that way I can't go wrong!! I'm worried that things will be to bland and ill get bored- need ideas on spices, sauces etc I can make!

    So today I'm planning o n 1 egg omelette for breakkie, ham salad for lunch and chicken and veg for tea

    So hoping this works for me!!! Any advice or tips much appreciated!!!
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    Re: Newbie with 4 stone to lose

    Hi Kim! I started on Friday (and a newbie on here too!) and have 7st6 to lose, here's to us achieving that goal!
    Call me Toni...

    AtkinsFTW diary http://www.minimins.com/atkins-diet-...oss-diary.html.
    SnS diary http://www.minimins.com/slim-save-di...s-s-diary.html

    Started sns - 06.1.14 - 16st11.8lb
    Week 1 : 9lb 6oz Week 2 : 4lb 8oz Week 3 :cheated
    Week 4 :
    Week 5 : Week 6 : Week 7 : Week 8 :

    GOALS
    16st6st - 2st lost : 16st6st - 10% gone : 15st13st - 2st7lb lost : 15st10st - Under 100kg :
    15st6lb - 3st lost : 14st13lb - 3st7lb lost : 14st10lb - 20% gone : ​14st4lb Get in 'Overweight' catagory


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    Re: Newbie with 4 stone to lose

    Thread with some fab recipes! http://www.minimins.com/showthread.php?t=49621 (Just Recipes!)

    Also, the Atkins website has lots of great recipes, check it out!
    Call me Toni...

    AtkinsFTW diary http://www.minimins.com/atkins-diet-...oss-diary.html.
    SnS diary http://www.minimins.com/slim-save-di...s-s-diary.html

    Started sns - 06.1.14 - 16st11.8lb
    Week 1 : 9lb 6oz Week 2 : 4lb 8oz Week 3 :cheated
    Week 4 :
    Week 5 : Week 6 : Week 7 : Week 8 :

    GOALS
    16st6st - 2st lost : 16st6st - 10% gone : 15st13st - 2st7lb lost : 15st10st - Under 100kg :
    15st6lb - 3st lost : 14st13lb - 3st7lb lost : 14st10lb - 20% gone : ​14st4lb Get in 'Overweight' catagory


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    Thank you!! I'm still struggling to know how much of things I can have!! I've just cut the block of cheese up into 30g cubes and apparently I can ave up to 4 of these a day???? Really! I'm so worried I'm going to eat too much meat or veg!

    Having a late breakfast of 2 slices of bacon, 1 fried egg and mushrooms- this so doesn't feel like a diet!!! Xx

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    A big hello Kim, lovely to see you here, and well done on taking the first step

    Atkins woe (way of eating) tilts everything you're used to on its head - the %age ratio should be 55% fat, 45% protein and 5% carbs - you can use My Fitness Pal to set the ratios, then it's a lot easier . As you note, most of your carbs should come from veg - green leafy veg, particularly, which will really help with weight loss. And LOTS of water!

    As FTW says, have a really good read through the stickies - as well as recipes, there's a low carb shopping list, which should help too When you go shopping, becomes a label detective, you will be amazed at how many carbs there can be in some things - and they vary from brand to brand (just to keep us on our toes!).

    Post your menus here and the very friendly community here will be able to advise - it gets a bit quiet on the weekends, but I'm sure loads of people will be by shortly

    We're an extremely non-judgemental lot - everyone has their food Achilles heels, most of us fall off the wagon from time to time, and sometimes we mentally beat ourselves up for perceived failures (because we forget that we're human!) - so you will get all the support you need and more

    We also post lots of real life drama stuff, and sometimes not on our own diaries - we're a bit like cats, there's no such thing as walls here

    Re sauces - mayo will be your best friend, it makes a fab sauce - also full fat cream cheese. And oil - don't forget that you're free to drizzle it over everything A lot of people are fans of coconut oil (extra virgin) - google for all the health benefits, but it seems to help provide a weight whooshie

    Look forward to hearing how you get on.

    Susie x
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    Just worked my way through the 68 pages of recipe ideas!! Feeling motivated! Just had a cheese salad for lunch- need to wrk out the carbs in tomatoes!!! So want this o wrk!

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    Thank you Susie! I'm spending this very rainy Sunday reading everyone's diaries and the stickies and making lots of notes!! I know what I'm like and I get ft bored very very easily so having different meal ideas will be my saviour!! Am going to head over to fitness pal now and see how the carbs are counting up! X

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    Good to hear

    Watch tomatoes, they are quite carby - there's an A and B list of veg for induction, and they are on the B list - but all good, in moderation
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    So day one nearly done:

    Breakfast: 2 slices of bacon, fried egg and mushrooms = 4g of carb
    Lunch: cheese, watercress, cucumber, spring onions and 3 cherry tomatoes = 8g of carb
    Dinner: 170g of beef mince with spring onion and one egg made into burgers, cheese, watercress and cucumber = 7g of carb
    Snacks: cheese, coffee with cream and water

    So I think that looks ok for today- need to watch how much cheese I'm having as I loooove cheese!! I have cut it all p into 1 oz cubes so I have had x 3 today! I'm going to try and not eat after 6pm also to help my sleeping and start getting up a little bit earlier for work to make an omelette. It's going to take time for me to get used to eating breakfast, I'm a get up and walk out of the door kinda person.

    I'm feeling very upbeat and motivated today- just hoping this diet works for me. After day one I can see this suiting our life and we can eat meals together rather than me drinking a shake while the other half eats- I used to hate him for this. My OH is type 1 diabetic, has been since the age of 8, at only 31 I can see how this affects his life. We are at the eye hospital every 6 months to have the blood vessels lasered around his retina, he has a concoction of meds to take alongside his insulin to keep blood pressure and cholesterol at bay, he has lost the feeling in one of his toes. He developed diabetes through no fault of his own - how cruel would it be for me to get diabetes because I'm greedy, because I couldn't control my eating habits. We are just beginning our little life together, marriage, new houses and babies will hopefully all be happening in the next 3 years and I need to be fit, ready and slim. Pease just please let this be the right diet for me xxx
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    Newbie with 4 stone to lose

    Hi Kimmi

    Good luck you are in the right place!,
    My story is similar to yours and Atkins / low carb is the best way of loosing weight in my opinion around and I've tried them all! Never hungry and satisfied eating yummy foods! Keep at it and you will succeed.
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    Newbie with 4 stone to lose

    Ps I'm only at the end of my second week and all is going awesomely I hope to start a diary soon on here lol but it sure helps to have info and people experiencing or that have experienced the same things !
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    Looking good Kimmi!

    I'm so delighted that you and your Oh can enjoy meals together again, and I'm sure this is the right woe for you
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    Re: Newbie with 4 stone to lose

    Well done kimmie, looks good! Try my fitness pal, works out carbs, fat and protein for u! x
    Call me Toni...

    AtkinsFTW diary http://www.minimins.com/atkins-diet-...oss-diary.html.
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    Started sns - 06.1.14 - 16st11.8lb
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    16st6st - 2st lost : 16st6st - 10% gone : 15st13st - 2st7lb lost : 15st10st - Under 100kg :
    15st6lb - 3st lost : 14st13lb - 3st7lb lost : 14st10lb - 20% gone : ​14st4lb Get in 'Overweight' catagory


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    So have just completed my fitness pal- looks like the carbs are ok for today but I need more fat- really???!!!
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    I can't really tell from that, sorry - I use MFP on the puter. You go to Goals and manually set it for 5% carbs, 45% protein and 55% fat - and don't worry, it's good fats
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