Newbie - please help! Lots of questions!
So, long story short. I have tried everything...except Atkins.
I have lost a lot before with Cambridge, but have now put it all back on. I can't stick at it this time, so I figured why not throw myself into something that could, potentially, last a lifetime.
Some questions please:
Can I really eat the following? I can't get my head round it... this is what I have eaten/will eat before the day is out.
Breakfast: 2 slices of ham with a fried egg in the middle and some cheddar melted on top
Lunch: Chicken ceasar salad minus the croutons
Dinner: Ribs (with a rub on - should I have had plain? I don't know what is in the rub as it was prepped at the butchers) Mixed roast veg - onions, squash, peppers.
Snacks: 3 oopsies (whoops), half tin of tuna with some mayo
Drinks: water, two coffees with cream in, 2 diet cokes
How is this possible? I must have something wrong?
I am drinking the water as I'm well used to this and I know I have to give up the diet coke completely....right?
I'd be grateful if someone could let me know if I am anywhere near to getting this right. There seems to be so much info out there.
When it says that I can eat chicken for example - does it mean as much chicken as I like? As much bacon as I like?
Once my carb brain has gone I can see how this way of eating will leave me satisfied - I'm stuffed!
Thanks so much, any advice would be great!
I should also say - I'm not really counting carbs...not quite sure how to. Do I have to count the carbs in the meat etc? Or are those foods considered 'free'? Gosh, I'm not great at this am I!?
Last edited by billie1007 : 2nd May, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Hi there - first of all it all sounds fine. Where you have spotted a potential issue (rub or diet drinks) you already know the answer yes you need to count carbs just because that will really help you understand what works. Suggest My fitness pal to help.
Dont worry about quantities initially - your appetite WILL drop off naturally if you stay off carbs. You cant stuff your face forever but more i portant to kick the addictions/cravings first. Read the stickies and keep asking questions
Thank you - really appreciate the reassurance. I have downloaded MFP to my phone and will begin tracking carbs.
Made a fair few Oopsies to try and have something 'with' foods. I find that I can't just eat bacon and eggs fro example, but with an oopsie and some mushrooms I found that I didn't miss the toast.
I wonder if I have something wrong though as mine seem a little too eggy - they look just as they should though, so that's good.
Menu for today is as follows:
2 rashers bacon
Green veg with minted butter and a tuna steak
Lots of chicken (roast) and salad
Snacks - Oopsie and cream (which was lush)
No diet coke today - I am determined to give it up.
This board seems pretty slow? I'm used to a different forum (not diet related) and you usually get a reply within seconds, your post is usually on page 3 an hour later
I guess all the minimins users are out pounding the streets trying to get their exercise in ;0
Thanks for any advice you can give me. I am 100% determined that this is how I want to live my life.
- Rep Power
Start Date: 8/5/2014
Best of luck billy, I have lost alot of weight but Im back again after many years.
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