Newbie (over from Atkins/LC)

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  1. LibbyW

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    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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  3. Elkay

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    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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    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.
    L
     
  5. irish molly

    irish molly Maintaing LT loss on GL

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    irish molly Maintaing LT loss on GL

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    Libby and Lesley good luck to you both for the coming week. Keep up the good GL choices and your water intake.
     
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    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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