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domino

Full Member
#1
Just taking a few minutes out of my lunchbreak to catch up with peeps :) Started Atkins on Monday - after several weeks on Cambridge and so enjoying the taste of food (yum).

Not been too bad so far - though not quite cracked breakfast yet. I start reasonably early and have never really done breakfast in the week, but that does make me a might peckish by lunchtime, so I need to think of portable brekky type foods.

Have been reading loads on low carbing though - read Atkins NDR from cover to cover. Bought the Dr Clarke and Neris and India low carb books, read the first and still working through the N&I one (what a hoot).

All are very similar (ish) - I found the Dr Clarke explained the whole low carb thing a bit more simply than Atkins and how foods affect your body, metabolism, fat storage etc etc. The N&I book is funny and very practical - worth a read.

So, I've tried to stay off the scales - not sure if I'll lose much in my first week, think coming off cambridge might add pounds initially. I am, as always, struggling with drinking the volume of water you should (which I know is very important - so not helping myself here). But I shall stay focused regardless and try not to stress if the scales are unkind :)

I do look at lots of peoples posts and it all helps - bunch of motivational gurus on here - which is great.

Might have a few questions to ask when I get my head really into things - but week one so far is a winner.
 
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Jellababy

Likes to eat.....
#2
Hello and welcome! Our goals are very similar and i'm also 5ft 5in but to be honest if I could get to 10 stone I'd be so happy cuz i've been dieting for over 3yrs!!! There's a great bunch on here and will help with any questions you have. Sounds like you've done a lot of research I only read the atkins book. With regards breakfast I made a crustless quiche and keep some in the fridge for breakfast it's quick and easy. I'm not great with drinking either, all i know is for me it takes 3 liters to shift anything 2 is not enough so it makes my days busy going to the toilet!!! But thats ok i'm at home so it's easy...So good luck!!!
 
#3
Hi and welcome, I'm pleased to see you. Pizza addict were you? LOL
 

domino

Full Member
#4
Hey Jellababy - a crustless quiche, sounds like a plan. Do you have the recipe?
Hey Jim - a pizza addict?

Well, weighed myself this morning and i've stayed the same. Am a little disappointed - even 1lb would have been nice. I think perhaps because I'm not drinking enough water and perhaps not eating enough. Coming off Cambridge I'm finding it hard to eat much. I did the first day or two, but then my portion sizes have really shrunk (and of course no brekkies).

I also need to vary my choices - basically having meat and salad for lunch, with meat and veg or omelettes for tea. Already getting a little bored with mayo with the salad for lunch. I have seen such great recipes on here and in the books i've read, so I need to stock my cupboards a little better and start cooking some more interesting meals.

I am convinced low carbing is the way forward - so must stay motivated. Having to change my mindset - am so used to 3lb weekly losses on Cambridge.
 

Bad Jar

Every ounce is bounce
#5
Hi Domino - Pizza addict = domino pizza, i think that's what Jim meant!

STS is ok, at least you've not gained! plus, you need to get used to eating food again - you're body will catch up, don't worry. Just keep up the water intake and watch what you're eating - are you making sure you're getting enough veg in?

If you're bored of mayo, look for low carb vinaigrettes and dressings, or make your own?

Good luck this week. X
 

abz

Gold Member
#6
hey hon. good luck!!

breakfast might be a good idea... it will get your metabolism moving a bit earlier in the morning :)

i have brought two hard boiled eggs to work with me this morning (i start work at 7am) and they have just been very welcome :D

abz xx
 
#7
Got it in one Jar.

Domino, you myst eat breakfast, it starts the body metabolism going. You need more water as well love.
 

Lady Marmalade

Bad girl warning...
#8
If you're bored of mayo, look for low carb vinaigrettes and dressings, or make your own?
I can't remember who it was but someone on here once recommended Cardini salad dressings and I am still immensely grateful to them. The Italian one is the lowest carb and contains no added sugar.
 

Wrinkly

Recovering chocoholic.
#9
Hello Domino, I am not a breakfast person either so I have a protein shake, 2.2 carbs. I buy the powder from Natures Best or eggs hard boiled the day or days before so that they're there when I need them.
Good luck.
 
#10
Hi Domino - Pizza addict = domino pizza, i think that's what Jim meant!
aha - I get it now :doh: forgive me being a bit dense :D hee hee. I chose Domino in homage to my 3 black and white cats.

Thanks all for the tips - defo going to look out for some Cardini salad dressings and will make an extra effort to sort brekkies out. Am on holiday at the moment - hmm, holiday meaning off work using my precious leave to decorate - but it's gotta be done.

Hoping for at least 1 or 2 lbs off this week.
 


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