Single parenthood on total meal replacement e.g. LL abstinence or CD SS?

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  1. somewhere_inside_is_me

    somewhere_inside_is_me Silver Member

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    Hi,
    I'm starting LL in January and I think I'm really ready mentally.

    I just wondered if there are any other single parents who are doing abstinence/sole source? How did you cope with having to shop and cook for your children? I know that this is the only way I can tackle my ongoing and increasing obesity - I've tried all the usual diets. However, given my home situation, I can't hide from food until I've done CBT/TA - and leftovers have been my downfall more than once!:break_diet:
    Does it work to shop/cook after having a shake? Are there any particular danger weeks? I'd really appreciate any comments or advice.
    Sharon x
     
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    I don't think it matters whether you are a single parent or not, most women still have to shop and cook!

    My daughter found once she had got into ketosis it didn't bother her and she even ended up doing more baking of cakes, biscuits etc than ever before...weird!!! :D
     
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    Oh and another tip! When you go to clear their plates, take a bottle of washing up liquid to the table with you and squirt it over any leftovers immediately :D
     
  5. nexangelus

    nexangelus Carpe diem, baby!

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    Single parenthood is no harder than having the other half and kids to cook for, etc...leftovers as you will learn on CD and lighter life are just that, they DO NOT have to be eaten, they belong in the bin...

    I coped very well on a vlcd and I am a single parent.

    Go for it, give it all you've got, you CAN do it!
     
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    hi
    i'm not a single parent but i feed my one year old and do all the food shopping and often cook for my oh aswell. i have been on ll for 11 weeks now and have not found it too difficult. at first i had to conciously stop myself from eating left overs tt's tip is a good one, but now i'm doing it naturally as my sense of smell has enhanced i can flavour food just by sniffing it. what i have noticed is how many hidden calories i use to consume during the day finishing anything baby didnt. some people like to have a savoury drink while their cooking to feel like their having something, at the beginning i use to eat my packs whilst i was feeding baby but dont tend to anymore.
    hope this helps a bit
    ella
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    i havent started yet, im thinking between lipotrim and cd, but i am going too do my shopping online, i am a single parent too a 14 and 10 year old, but healthy food and im going too cook them things i dont like when i can lol..

    vintella... i have a daughter called ella..
    but tell me you ticker says you have lost nearly 6 stone in 15 weeks!!!!
    dam that is amaZING.!!!
     
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