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GI and CC

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by Capirossi, 10 July 2009 Social URL.

  1. Capirossi

    Capirossi Full Member

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    Hi all.

    Is anyone following a low GI plan and counting the calories? I pretty much eat a low GI diet anyway it seems, after doing some research into it, but they all say not to count the cals. I can't see the harm in it though, surely it's the best of both worlds?!

    If anyone is doing GI, I would be interested to see what type of things you eat on a daily basis. :D

    Cheers,

    Nat
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  3. Karma

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    I am following a low GI/low calorie plan, although I do still have occasional high GI foods for treats, like cake/crisps etc.

    My typical day is pretty much like this:

    Breakfast - 2 x wholemeal toast (+ cup of tea).

    Morning snack - Walkers baked mango chilli crisps.

    Lunch - soup (always packed with lentils/pulses)

    Afternon snack - lots of low GI fruit, which I must say really does fill me up (today I have kiwi fruit, apple and raspberries chopped up in a little container).

    Dinner - Fish and vegetables, mushroom burgers and salad, vegetarian curry...(I very rarely eat carbs of an evening, although i will occasionally have a low fat naan bread with a curry,depending on how many calories I have left fo the day however when I make the burgers, I have them without bread/bap).

    I also drink lots of water - atleast 2 litres a day.
     
  4. Capirossi

    Capirossi Full Member

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    Thanks Karma. The fruit sounds gorgeous, I must add more fruit to my diet.... lol

    I am not taking any bread at all, but if I absolutely must then it will be Nimble wholegrain. I am having porridge for breakfast, then homemade flapjacks (no added sugar, lots of protein) for mid-morning snack. Lunch will either be low fat onion and chive cottage cheese on organic oatcakes, or wholemeal pasta and tuna/chicken or some other meat with a handful of unsalted cashews and peanuts as afternoon snack. Haven't quite worked out the rest of the day yet, but am aiming for low GI/lots of protein, will probably have a couple of small protein shakes, especially as I will be weight training. OOh and of course my sugar-free jelly - I see there's another fan of that on here somewhere!!!;)

    I am trying not to weigh too often either. I will weigh first thing Monday morning, then I won't weigh again until I notice a difference in my clothes. I tend to get a wee bit obsessed and am constantly jumping on and off the scales at the drop of a hat :ashamed0005: lol

    Thanks again. Good luck :D
     
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