The evil alcohol :(

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  1. Cinta

    Cinta Silver Member

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    I know for sure now that alcohol stalls me & causes me to bloat. It was our wedding anniversary. I hadn't had a drink for 2-3 weeks & the weight was coming back off. On Friday & Saturday we had some dry wine wine, champagne & cava (oops!;))
    Yesterday I had none & this morning I got on the scales & was 4lb heavier than on Friday!!!:eek: I'm really bloated too, even though I still had pints of water (I'm a bit of a water addict, have always been)

    I can't blame it on anything else as the food has been no problem. Oh well, back to the healthy living! :sigh:
     
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    ladyfelsham Clean green leafy machine

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    Oh sorry to hear Sharon - but at least you've identified the culprit - and when you've got an occasion coming up, you can plan for it.

    Not much fun, though :(
     
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    I went on a hen party a couple of weeks ago in Liverpool and drank allsorts! Wine, cocktails, jagerbombs, you name it I drank it! And at the end of the night went to a diner and had a chilli cheese hot dog, chips and chicken wings! Couple of days later went on scales and just as I thought, I'd put 4lb on. Just did clean and green for a few days and it came off again. I'm not going to deny myself when its a special occasion as I know I can jump back on the wagon and lose it again. I think it keeps you sane when you treat yourself, as long as its a one off lol
     
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    It'll soon come off Sharon. It was a special occasion afterall. At least you know what you stall with, so can prepare for a little gain in future.
     
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    I know it will go, but I don 't like it :D
     
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    Kat1e This is for life

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    Unfortunately we cant even blame the alcohol - ok it's extra calories but i'm afraid it's all the sugar in that champagne and cava:(. I have found one very expensive ultra dry champagne where they dont add sugar back(called brut zero) but unfortunately otherwise it's part of the process......

    So water required to flush it away.......!
     
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    What is clean and green? I keep seeing it referred to on the Atkins area?
    Apologies ....I'm new :-(
     
  9. girlygirl1

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    Brut Zero sounds a bit... extreme lol. I do like dry champagne but probably because all my adult life I have been limiting calories!

    I am on the wagon until November. I have a couple of events coming up and I want to be at goal again. Booze bloats me too, puts weight on AND makes me hungry. My cravings come back and that is just too risky lol.

    For special events tho, why not?
     
  10. ladyfelsham

    ladyfelsham Clean green leafy machine

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    Sebo - clean and green just means protein and green leafy veg and water - no Atkins bars, shakes, processed foods, Mims, sugar free jelly, etc.
     
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    Yes and clean and green produces the very best losses. We tend to do this when we have been stalled for a while, or when the losses have got really slow.

    We all love the Atkins bars and chocolate and shakes etc and the yummy SF stuff from online stores but these things are notorious for stalling and even causing cravings and weight gain.

    Lean and Green is our failsafe default option!
     
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    Is it just green leafy veg rather than all the obvious non starchy ones (could you have carrots, courgette, peppers and other salad options)
    Thanks for your help ;-)
     
  13. ladyfelsham

    ladyfelsham Clean green leafy machine

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    Sebo - have you had a look at Jim's sticky, "So you're thinking of starting Atkins" - there is a list there of the low carb veg allowed on Induction.

    Here's the list - to save your looking it up - but do read the sticky, it's a Beginner's Guide To Atkins, and essential reading.

    Vegetables
    You can have two to three mugs per day of:

    daikon radish
    mushrooms
    Rocket
    endive
    parsley
    bok choi
    pak choi
    broad leaf endive
    bell peppers
    celery
    fennel
    radicchio
    chicory
    radishes
    chives
    lettuce
    romaine lettuce
    cucumber
    lambs lettuce
    sorrel
    Spinach



    Other Vegetables:

    You can have one mug per day of these veggies if salad does not exceed two mugs. The following vegetables are slightly higher in carbohydrate content than the salad vegetables:

    artichoke
    celeriac
    pumpkin
    artichoke hearts
    asparagus
    swiss chard
    sauerkraut
    bamboo shoots
    spring greens
    spring onion (scallions)
    snow peas
    bean sprouts
    spaghetti squash
    beet greens
    eggplant
    hearts of palm
    string or wax beans
    broccoli
    kale
    brussels sprouts
    kohlrabi (German Turnip)
    leeks
    cabbage
    okra (ladies fingers)
    water chestnuts
    cauliflower
    onion (in moderation)
    courgettes

    If a vegetable, such as spinach or tomato, cooks down significantly, it must be measured raw so as not to underestimate its carb count.
     
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    Thanks so much this is really helpful
     
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    green and lean keep ya clean -love it
     
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