Starting the Gi Diet

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
I have PCOS and have successfully lost 1stone7lbs but got stuck in a rutt last year and was losing 1lb then gaining 1lb constantly.
I love low GI food and love eating foods that are not processed so this diet is ideal. However I am unsure what the portion size should be at meal times, it would be great if anyone could help.
I am usually very active but can get very lazy at times. i'm trying to stay motivated and would love to know your motivation tips
Lauren xX:family2:
 
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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
S: 21st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 8st2lb(38.78%)
Welcome and good luck with your GL journey. It is a very sustainable plan to follow. keep portions small. One quarter of your plate will have protein(100g chicken, 50 g smoked salmon etc), One quarter will have high carbs like potato, pasta etc, and half will be leafy veg.
Keep posting to keep motivated.
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
thanks for the help irish molly
think i will do a detailed dairy for a few weeks so you can all keep me on track :) and i know i'm doing the correct thing

so today so far....
B-2 slices of multigrain bread with a thin layer peanut butter
S-3 dried apricots and 3 prunes
L- (I think it will be) a tuna, lettuce, apple and celery salad topped with a couple of walnuts.
 

babliboobabu

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S: 9st3lb C: 8st2lb G: 7st10lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 1st1lb(11.63%)
That's a great start, Lauren. Love the sound of your salad :)

When you have a snack, try to eat a little protein with it, especially if you have dried fruits. Maybe a little yogurt or a few of your favourite nuts/seeds. It'll slow the breakdown of the sugars and keep you fuller for longer (I think that's the theory anyway!).
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
Changed my salad was looking at the wrong day on my plan. It's now tuna, tomato, red onion, celery and olives with 1 desert spoon of fat free balsamic dressing. On rocket leaves with 3 oat crackers

And I've put a picture up if it works haha

Lauren xX
 

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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
S: 21st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 8st2lb(38.78%)
I agree with Ashie. Watch dried fruit as it is very high in sugar and calories. Two apricots is enough with a dessert spoon of yoghurt or ten grams of mixed seeds or maybe a babybel cheese.
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
Thanks for the tip ladies...will watch out for it in future!
Glad i've done an hour at the gym or I would be getting down that i hadn't followed the diet right :)
I'll keep posting my food diaries because you lot are very helpful
thanks
Lauren xX
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
Dinner- a small lean steak with sweet potato mash, green beans, mushrooms and courgette
Supper-(might have this if im hungry) some fresh fruit maybe an apple or an orange
Does that sound okay?
Thanks Ladies
Lauren xX
 

Plumfoodie

Paleo maintenance rocks!
S: 200lb C: 137lb G: 150lb BMI: 20.8 Loss: 63lb(31.5%)
Looking good Lauren! If having on its own, I'd suggest the apple as lower GI, but better really to have a few nuts or seeds or a little lowfat cheese/yoghurt (or a dab of nut butter) with it for protein. Protein with any kind of carb will soon become second nature, don't worry! :)
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
Thanks plum. Finding it hard to get my head round ATM but I'm sure I'll get there
Lauren xX
 

Plumfoodie

Paleo maintenance rocks!
S: 200lb C: 137lb G: 150lb BMI: 20.8 Loss: 63lb(31.5%)
You will get there, for sure. :) once you figure out what you like it's easy to keep things to hand - for example I always have a bag of babybel lights or pecans to grab if I want some fruit!
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
I have stocked up on walnuts, cashew nuts etc! Babybels sound like a good idea as all I have is a block of Edam at the moment!
Thanks for the tips
Lauren xX
 

babliboobabu

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S: 9st3lb C: 8st2lb G: 7st10lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 1st1lb(11.63%)
It's a bit of trial and error at the beginning but it is very easy to get into the GI/GL groove. :)

Your salad looks great. I wish I could be a salad girl but in the winter months, I go for stodge :D

Also, would it be cheeky to point out that your start date needs to change in your signature?
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
S: 21st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 8st2lb(38.78%)
Looking good Lauren. I agree with the others. There are some good recipes and tips in the stickies section. Look them up for some good ideas.
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
I think I changed it but put the wrong date Ashie haha ive been writing a plane and keep writing December and 2011 haha
Cheers guys
Lauren xX
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
Just an update on my food today
Breakfast: small bowl of natural muesli with low fat yoghurt.
Snack: a small banana and 3 cashew nuts
Lunch: tuna, celery, apple and lettuce topped with walnuts

Lauren xX
 

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laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
Have to admit something!!
Ate a small piece of my boyfriends birthday cake! No icing just homemade chocolate cake!
My lunch only amounted to 161 calories so I should be okay however still not low GI oppsy
Lauren xX
 

babliboobabu

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S: 9st3lb C: 8st2lb G: 7st10lb BMI: 23.8 Loss: 1st1lb(11.63%)
Lauren, not to worry. We have the 20% rule to help us out. :) We try to be perfect when it comes to eating low GI/GL but actually we live in the real world and no one can be perfect.

For those times when low GI/GL is not an option or we just fancy a treat or whatever, the 20% rule comes in very handy. As long as we eat healthy 80% of the time, those 20% of the time will not set us back. The point is not to feel guilty or bad about those 20% of the time - just enjoy and get right back on track afterwards. :)

We try really hard not to feel bad or guilty about having small treats now and then (or even when we fall off the wagon) because it's not a healthy attitude to have towards food.
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
Thanks for the advice!!
Trying not to feel guilty, I think I've done pretty well as usually after eating something off plan I would just continue to pig out but I haven't! I've had my planned dinner and continued to drink plenty of water
Dinner- tuna, tinned tomatoes, courgette, garlic, olives and wholewheat pasta
Lauren xX
 

laurenista

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S: 10st12lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st1lb(9.87%)
weighed myself this morning and since christmas i have lost 4lbs!!! very pleased!!!
I am now in the ideal BMI the top of it but i'm in it :)
i'll have to make a new goal now!!

Breakfast- bowl of bran flakes (30g) sultanas, walnut halves, cashew halves and a tsp of linseed
Snack- 1 apple and 3 almonds
Lunch- homemade tomato and basil soup
 




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