Any Veteran LL'ers out there.....?

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  1. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Hi peeps

    I am hoping someone who has been all the way through LL see's this and can shed some light.

    Just wondering what bread did to you? Week before last was bread week - one of the triggers - and my weight spiked like crazy! The only change was the addition of bread. I had the reccomended amoun, 5 of th 7 days and put on 8 pounds!!!

    I felt immediately bloated after having it, so I am wondering if that plus the spike in weight means I am wheat intolerant? I know there is no allergy as I was not ill - but perhaps I am intolerant to the stuff??

    I ommitted it completely this past week and feel less bloated, well not bloated at all anymore, so I am anxious to see what the scales say.

    ITs frustrating, as I did not do anything untoward! And it was not CHristmas week, it was the week before.

    SO - any experiences would be great to hear about.

    Blippen bread. I may have to give it up if that's what it does to me!

    Look forward to hearing some advise and experience from you guys!!

    Thank you!

    xx
     
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    Hi BL,

    Pasta does the same to me, if I have a normal portion for dinner I can be between 4 - 6 pounds heavier the next day :eek:

    I stick to granary bread but only really eat bread at the weekends for breakfast.
     
  4. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Really!!?? Well, that does make me feel better. I was astounded!

    Did you find you lost that fairly quickly? Its amazing how touchy our bods can be!!

    x
     
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    The most amazing thing to me is that I have managed to put on a stone but it goes again in a week. I am trying to figure out what it is that makes my weight jump around so manically.
    The only thing I have done (not done) in the last two months was exercise, I hurt my hip so couldn't do much.

    I have looked at your food diary, you are lucky I cannot eat nearly what you eat, the amounts I eat are very small.

    For eg:
    Breakfast is usually oats so simple 1 sachet with skimmed milk or two weetabix with skimmed milk.
    Lunch is a soup from Pret or a weight watchers one or Quorn shepherds pie. If I have soup I have two slices of weight watchers bread with it with a laughing cow triangle on it.
    Dinner is a piece of protein and veg.
    Once a week I will have two Oreo cookies with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Or if I am feeling like something sweet the no sugar jelly in the evenings.
    With some luck it will be better when I hit the gym again from next week. Looking forward to it.
     
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    Also meant to add. Christmas was the most off plan meal I have had in a year I really did :17729::eatdrink023: And hilariously I weigh less today than I did on Christmas morning. WEIRD.
     
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    It's strange isn't it, not a food I know but if I take paracetomol I weigh 2lbs heavier the next day.

    Tange that doesn't seem alot to eat at all hun xx
     
  8. Blonde Logic

    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Its all wierd!

    Today is my LAST DAY on RTM!!! <whhhooooo hoooo!> so, as we had some stuff left over fro our Xmas party last week, I had 3 pringles - just to taste them.

    Oh my god! Within 15 minutes I had the WORST stomach pains EVER!!!! So - that is a great reenforcement to keep eating pure whole foods. Its so much better.

    Honestly - my tum went all doo-laly, like it never has. So strange - something I used to posion myself with quitehappily, now really DOES feel like poison!!!

    Glad for that though - another won;t be passing my lips. I knew that going in - but that reaffirms.

    Tange - are ou eating that light, and still gained a stone?? :( Or am I reading that wrong??

    I wonder, really, just how long it takes for our metabolisms to really stabilize. Do you think that has t do with it?
     
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    No the stone snuck up on me while I was on holiday....naughty me. Its all gone again bar 1 nasty little pound still hanging in there. My weight goes up and down so drastically that I now just check if my one pair of jeans fit (they do not stretch) if they do then I don't worry too much.

    It does seem that I am eating too little I should probably try and take it up somewhat.
     
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    It must be so hard to find an amount that's right for you. I think it's important to eat enough. I say this cos I was dieting pretty heavily a couple of years ago and wasn't really losing anything. I joint weight watchers and was staggered by the amount of stuff I could eat in a day and still be within my points allowance. About 3 months later, I'd lost two stone.

    I guess the body does tend to retain as much as it can if it feels you're not eating enough....
     
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    Just wanted to stick my tuppence worth in: I don't eat wheat bread at all now. I had the same reaction as BL - bloating and other unpleasantness that went on for a couple of days. I have a slice of rye bread, which is lower GI than wheat if I have a sandwich or toast these days.
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    BL have just been reading your comments about bread and wondered if you had tried it again since finishing RTM? (congratulations on that by the way) Bread used to big a big downfall for me but always made me feel bloated and I have often wondered if I am intolerance and may even decide to avoid it altogether when I start RTM.
     
  13. Blonde Logic

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    Hi Med

    Since the bread debacle, I waited a week and a half and had one slice of wheat toast. THere was no problems then. SO, I think the key for me with bread, is little, and infrequently. Sadly - but hey - it could be worse!!

    And I have yet to try the Rye and other typs of flour breads yet. :)

    Thank you, and good luck to you - you anre nearly there and looks like you have done brillinat too!! :)
     
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