Im reading the BSD. I will begin soon. Question…was there anyone else starting and looking at the recipes that thought…yuck! 🥺
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posted by Deahn1957
on 7 Jan 2022 at 23:47
posted by YBR
on 8 Jan 2022 at 08:08
Plus the difficulty of feeding me, DH, DD1 (vegetarian) and DD2 (fuss-itarian) without DH having to cook 4 different meals!
I just started this week and have not followed any of the recipes yet, except cauliflower rice and using courgette strips for pasta replacement, which I picked up on this forum.
posted by florob85
on 9 Jan 2022 at 20:40
I often don’t use the recipes, I don’t eat fish and I’m not keen on eggs – I just use them as inspiration and then make up my own!
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posted by SunnyB
on 9 Jan 2022 at 20:42
It’s not necessary to follow the recipes, just ensure you have a protein source, some good fats and plenty of above ground veg for main meals. Breakfast and snacks can be as simple as full fat yogurt, nuts, seeds, berries.
posted by freester
on 11 Jan 2022 at 12:55
I found the recipes in the accompanying BSD recipe book a lot more appetising than those at the back of the BSD book. So that’s worth an investment.
But without preaching – this IS going to be a change in your way of eating. For me (2 years in now) I have found my tastes have completely changed and as a previous ‘fussitarian’ (great term @ybr) I now eat dishes and meals I wouldn’t have touched before.
As time goes by you will find recipes and meals that suit, and learn to adapt your current favourites. Or maybe you try that now.
posted by sunshine-girl
on 11 Jan 2022 at 14:01
Hi Deahn1957. Notice you are T2 and using insulin. What are your long term goals on this diet. I am on insulin and would love to come off it but not managed in 6 years, mainly due to never quite reaching an idea weight as I have to live with this every day and somedays it is hard. However, I have gone from using 40 units daily down to 12 units and think I am nearly there, need a conversation with my doctor in the next couple of months when I have a check up.