Steph's GL journey

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  1. StephCracknell

    StephCracknell Silver Member

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    Was low carbing for a while and had decent losses but NO energy, and never did. Starting reading around first at low GI, then Patrick Holford's low GL diet and it made sense to me. Low carb high fat was always a struggle for me, especially the large absence of most fruit.

    Still trying to get the hang of GL and get some decent recipes, while there are some good bits to Patrick's book, if you stray outside his suggested menus it does get a bit confusing as to portions, so am following his guidelines of 1/2 the plate being salad/veg, 1/4 of the plate protein, and 1/4 the plate low GL carbs.

    My menu today looked like this

    B: Fatburner muesli minus the oat bran, blueberries, strawberries, plain yoghurt
    MM: apple, 5 almonds
    L: Smoked salmon, bulgar wheat cooked with a tsp of coconut oil, salad
    MA: strawberries, blueberries
    D: Roast chicken salad, oat cakes

    E: 20 mins Elliptical machine and 15 mins hill running
    W: 2 litres water and mint tea

    I am sure this will get easier, just a bit tricky at first

    x Steph
     
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  3. irish molly

    irish molly Maintaing LT loss on GL

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    Hi Steph, I am following Patrick Holford mainly and have read Nigel Denby as well. I'm pretty much sticking to almost no potato/pasta/bread/rice and it is working well for me. I have quinoa, lentils and beans instead of potato/pasta/rice. I have rye crackers, oat cakes and an occasional slice of wholemeal bread.
    I am delighted at the fact that I rarely feel hungry and do not find it restrictive at all.
    lots of luck and keep posting.
     
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