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Newbie (over from Atkins/LC)

S: 13st6lb C: 13st3.5lb BMI: 28.6 Loss: 0st2.5lb(1.33%)
#1
Hello everyone!
I followed the Atkins induction diet for 14 days and lost 6.5pounds. However, I've decided that I just couldn't stomach the food much longer. Really missing veg. So I bought the Low GL Diet for Dummies book on Saturday and have been following the principles since.
I have 14 pounds to loose (doesn't probably sound like a whole lot but I've been trying for years - loose 2 up 4 that kind of thing!)
So I really think the induction has helped me loose my desire for refined carbs so I'm hoping I'll be successful at this way of eating.
Today I've eaten
B - Bowl of all-bran with hot skimmed/milk water
S - I was in town and starving so went to health food shop and bought a bar which only contained fruit and oats. No added sugar or flours.
L - 1 piece rye bread and one egg fried in a little olive oil and a tiny bit of low sugar ketchup
D - will be a recipe from my new book - basically chicken, chickpea and veg stew type thingie!
All comments welcome on my menus.
So I'm looking forward to chatting to everyone on here.
Onwards and downwards.
Libby
 
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Elkay

Silver Member
S: 13st10lb C: 13st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 31 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#2
Hi Libby - just wanted to wish you all the best with the GL diet. I have recently started following it too - I hit a major plateau on Weight Watchers so needed to try something different. I've left my food diary on the WW section though but I do pop in here and have a nose! Is the GL for Dummies any good? I've read a few and am 'loosely' using The GL Diet Made Easy. I'm finding it great so far, though I find I have to watch my portion sizes.

Your food seems great to me, but I am still getting my head around the new way of eating without counting points!

Good luck! :D

Lesley
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S: 13st6lb C: 13st3.5lb BMI: 28.6 Loss: 0st2.5lb(1.33%)
#3
Hi Lesley
Thanks for replying. You are doing great since moving over to low GL. I bet the STS weeks were hard to cope with. I find that so demoralising!
Anyway I'll be weighing myself on Friday after a week of this way of eating.
I did great yesterday however was hungry going to bed but didn't want to get up and eat at 11pm!!
So this morning I've just had a bowl of porridge. Do you have protein with every meal. I think Patrick Holford recommends that.
So thanks again and good luck to you.
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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
S: 21st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 8st2lb(38.78%)
#4
Hi Libby, lots of luck with your GL journey. Lots of luck to you too,Lesley. It is great that GL has kickstarted your losses again. I think that it is a great way to eat and lose weight. Keep up the water intake and watch portion sizes. I use the site myfitnesspal.com to keep track of my overall calorie intake as well as choosing good gl foods.
keep posting.
 

Elkay

Silver Member
S: 13st10lb C: 13st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 31 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#5
Hi Libby
I weigh in on a Friday too! I wasn't really intentionally eating protein at each meal, but since you asked, I looked through my food diary and I usually do! I think I may have overdone the portions this week so I am not too confident that I will get a loss! All those STS were hard - if it hadn't have been for the support and suggestions from people on here, I would have given up I am sure. I really like the GL diet and don't feel so obsessed with food since I have stopped counting points.

I'll pop in again to see how you are getting on. Good luck for Friday!

Lesley
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Thank you Molly - you have done amazingly well. I did want to try to avoid counting calories/points etc as I find this makes me focus on food which isn't good - but if I hit another plateau, it's definitely worth thinking about.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
S: 21st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 8st2lb(38.78%)
#6
Libby and Lesley good luck to you both for the coming week. Keep up the good GL choices and your water intake.
 

Elkay

Silver Member
S: 13st10lb C: 13st10lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 31 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#7
Hi Libby, how did WI go? I had the predicted STS - I must take more care with portion sizes next week! Hope you have a great weekend and good luck for this week.

Lesley
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