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  • posted by  MissZiggy on 1st October Starters Support Group
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    Hi again!
    I guess its the way to go …to be ever ready but some times it’s just not possible. I am not too bad if I have to take lunch to work. In fact I must make my non noodle salad again. I started making this a couple of years ago with noodles and then adapted it with spiralised cucumber and carrots etc chicken prawns and a sate chilli dressing! Not totally BSD but a tasty version!
    Oh well it’s 8pm and unfortunately I am off to get my uniform ready for work tomorrow! I wake at 5:45 and have to be at work at 7 ! I have to have everything ready the night before or I will forget something!
    Hope everyone is doing well😃👍🏽
    Miss Ziggy

  • posted by  alliecat on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    Have no fears, V. 🙂 You know that I’m “dependable”! Options are that I will do August, 6T will do August, or we will host
    the thread together. Expect to have you back at the helm in Sept, though!

  • posted by  Verano on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    Attentive August sounds wonderful to me but then I’ll only be popping in now and again. The really good thing is having an active thread that you can pop in and out of during a month. I really hope somebody sets it up for August.
    Long way in the future but I’d be happy to set up ‘Stupendous September ‘ or similar to get us heading towards the end of the year with ‘gusto’!
    Anyway just for the moment, maybe we should be concentrate on July, ….. just 10 days left from tomorrow the 21st ….. still time to really make July count!

  • posted by  wendleg on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    That sounds scary,6T and you must be relieved that your brother was finally given the urgent op he needed. Best not dwell on what could have been.

    It’s true we have to trust our doctors but it’s slightly worrying they didn’t pick up on it .

    Appendicitis, gall bladder issues, , kidney stones …I keep reading about those conditons and feel I need to be vigilant about symptoms. That’s a wake up call 6T….not to ignore any persistent grumblings !

    I hope your brother feels better soon and love to you and your family xx

  • posted by  alliecat on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    6T, “Attentive August” is more logical, of course 🙂 I’m happy to have you take it on of you would like to, put you have
    lots to attend to in the family arena at the moment….We’re all very glad for you and your family that your brother was
    diagnosed in time. Blessing to all of you!

    Cat, you’ve gone silent on us! How are you doing??

    It’s so good to see you out and about, DCT 🙂

  • posted by  alliecat on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Happy weekend, everyone! It’s 38C here today, and I can’t find many positives in that! I have no real complaints though,
    because our apt. has central air conditioning. I have created a very refreshing drink for the summer, today, and thought
    I’d share it before it slipped my mind. I used Birdy’s method for simmering grated fresh ginger in a modest amt of water
    with the pan covered for 20-30 min, and then lined a fine sieve with a paper towel, and dumped the liquid through it.
    When it was cool enough to handle, I squeezed the juice out of it, and filled an ice tray with the brew and froze it. Today
    I made double strength tea, and when it cooled, I added it to a tall glass with two cubes of ginger juice and a handful of
    ice. Popped a slice of lemon it, and have been really enjoying it today! 🙂

  • posted by  sixturkeys on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    I suggested Attentive August – Awesome might be tempting fate. I have tried to stay away from scales, but this morning showed a complete lack of movement since 1 July…I can tell from clothes that I have slimmed down in parts (and, as per tape measure, round my natural waist line), but sadly it just seems to put jelly belly into greater relief….Have had a worrying last couple of days. I found out late Thursday from my sister in law that my younger bro had had surgery on Weds for a ruptured appendix. It sounded really nasty (the surgeon said a delay of 12 hours would have been fatal…). His appendix is (was) apparently in an unusual place, tucked up near the liver and behind the bowel, and the word “gangrene” was mentioned…It had been grumbling for a couple of weeks, but GP just shrugged shoulders (I do sometimes wonder when you read about GPs…) and even in A&E they didn’t seem that concerned. But apparently the **** really hit the fan in theatre when the initial laparoscopic investigation revealed the extent of the mess inside…. Hospital stay of 7-10 days, and he has not been allowed to eat because they had to stitch up the bowel (tho oddly, he won’t be released until he has “had a motion”)… He sounds remarkably well all things considered. Poor Mum is very worried about her 56 year old baby , and I am on Auntie 6T babysitting standby (he was a late starter and has a 6 and 3 year old), and they are between nannies. So any grumbling in your tummies, be persistent! Before he got to the collapsing in agony stage, it was manifesting itself as a vague ache and then really bad indigestion-type feeling. Hope all are well! We have gone from torrential rain in London to a lovely sunny late afternoon. xx

  • posted by  wendleg on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Hi everyone
    I need to check back in on this thread !
    My positives :
    1) I discarded another little pound …it all counts !
    2) Hubby said he was making himself a curry …and prepared cauli rice with no nagging oops prompting from me ! He does seem to be making consistent changes now !
    3) My eldest son arrives from Australia at the beginning of August…can’t wait to hug him !
    4) One of my sisters is visiting for a couple of weeks mid August and will get to see him too
    5) Summer continues and it’s a lovely time of year..lots of summer ‘vide greniers’, markets and brocantes ‘ to go to !
    6) I am enjoying wearing my smaller sized summer dresses and wacky earrings !
    Yes, we are finally sorted with unpacking and laundry too !
    Have a great weekend everyone xxx

  • posted by  Verano on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Sunny I love your description of weeds!
    Well I’ve had a really busy day one way and another but a very positive one too …..
    1. Washing and ironing up to date. I hate leaving laundry when I go away.
    2. Bed changed.
    3. Out for a Thai meal tonight in my favourite place.
    4. Lovely sunny day after a day of torrential rain yesterday. I see the temperatures are set to soar early next week …. so enjoy!
    Have a good Sunday!

  • posted by  Purplesnow on One week at a time starting 15th of July 2019
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    Hi all. Coming towards the end of my first week and the headaches have mostly gone….woohoo, but as the day goes on the more water I drink the more bloated I become and it my trips to the bathroom don’t really start until early evening. So during the day after each next drink of water I start to feel nauseous. Is this normal and how long will this take to die down. Also in the evening I always seem to get a really vile taste at the back of my throat. Any suggestions or info would be greatly received. Thankyou

  • posted by  SunnyB on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Duckie – weeds are only flowers no one wants, so if you want the ones that have appeared in your garden, flowers they are! I adore Daphne, but have not been hugely successful in keeping them. My one looks very sad compared to those I see elsewhere.

    Anyway, my positives for today are ….
    1) Despite plenty of overnight rain, we have a lovely sunny day here today.
    2) Laundry finally up to date … for now at least!
    3) Looking forward to streak and salad for dinner this evening.
    Simple pleasures, but pleasures nonetheless.

  • Sorry Julia, our posts crossed in the ether. I thought about the food, but not about the oil that would be required. Rookie’s mistake. I’ll know better next time. Congrats on your scales result.
    Bet you use up a lot of calories at a ceilidh. Have a great night.
    Never bloody giving up either.

  • Hi 54, lunch wasn’t the problem. Came in at just about 500 calories. And I did have water.
    But you’re quite right about the evening meal. Didn’t realise how bad it would be till I calculated the calories. Olive oil accounted for getting on for a quarter of all my calories yesterday. Anyway, done, digested and moving on.
    I’ll have to have a look at the recipes in the book. I quite like miso (makes a nice hot soup-like broth for a winter drink instead of tea) but I can’t begin to imagine what a miso salad would be like.

  • Hello! Snoop, these things happen. My last 18 months is testament to my own weakness, mindset now good as less stress but the odd day can unsettle us especially if your friend was in a difficult situation. As 54 says, and we all know, best put it behind you and just jump right back on BSD.. Try that walk with the dogs this evening, they’ll love it and you can give yourself a double pat on the back as you walk. 54 – well done on avoiding cake. I really struggle if it is in the house, even if out of plain sight. Family hates it when I’m being sensible as there’s effectively a moratorium on home baking!
    On the plus side, 90.9kg this morning. Woohoo! Am out this evening playing for a ceilidh (I moonlight as a fiddle player) so must avoid sausage rolls/pies we’ll be fed at half time. Taking those spinach/omelette/cheese muffin things I keep in freezer for such occasions, so I avoid the danger. Have a good day, and in those immortal words, never * give up!

  • posted by  sunshine-girl on 1st October Starters Support Group
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    We have just had 4 days in Spain and everything was patatas this, patatas that – yes, potatoes. It took me three nights for the hotel to get it nearly right. I ordered a meal that came with mashed potato and saw another course just came with veg so I asked them to swap from potatoes to veg. When it arrived it was thinly sliced potato so I asked and was told ‘that is a vegetable’. Another night I asked from my main to be served with salad. Now considering I had already told them I dont eat fish or carbs they brought me a plate full of meat – really yummy – served with a tuna and pasta salad. I must admit on the first night I refused to pay for my meal and they were okay with that. Travelling back stopped for a meal (still in Spain) and ordered chicken and salad and it came with such a mound of chips I had to ask for another plate to move them to but it did come with a real salad. I found travelling in the UK a good option were the motorway stops with an M&S store as they do healthy adame bean salads and then I just bought a pack of roast chicken.

  • posted by  MerryMelba on Jun-Jul 19 starters, support group
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    Groan…! I have just come home from a very carb loaded rice and cake dinner at my SIL’s. And yes Louise – I feel awful. I need to remember this! I know I can have a few carbs every now and then in moderation, and just went way over the top tonight. Very small serves of everything, but still my body is saying blech!! Inflammation and bloating, so a very very low carb day tomorrow, fasting for most of it if I can, with a little beef broth. Flush my system out!

  • No snoop, Husband brings healthy packed lunch and you have a nice glass of water
    In the evening friend comes over and you have nice bowl of fruit as nibbles and chat over glass of water

    Then you wake up !!!

    We both know you just need to not get upset/annoyed at yourself and treat today like another day (Which it is!!)

    Party:

    Son came home and went out to McDonalds with mates so no party or cake

    Threat of cake this lunch time and party meal out this evening !!!

    1/2ib lost today. Had a day of lots of fruit yesterday as snacks and big salad (Not miso!!)

    Running: Ha !!

    (Might be good and have a swim next week !!)

    54

  • posted by  wendleg on Sugar cravings
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    Hi kitkatgirl
    Sounds like the sugar cravings have kicked in big time which is a normal reaction. Your body is in the process of adapting to fewer carbs and doesn’t like it hence the insidious urge to get you to eat more carbs and sugar. Ultimately if you give in to those cravings you will set off an infernal cycle of sugar spikes and slumps which will leave you feeling awful.

    You are dealing with an addiction and it takes great resilience and detemination to break that, but you can because those kitkats and other chocs are doing you no good and your health is more important.

    You are doing well so far with a 5.9lbs discard so keep going ! Plan your meals to include some moderate protein and healthy satisfying fats but with low carb veggies.

    Can you transition to a very dark choc ? I have at least 85 or 90% cacoa these days . A couple of squares now and again ?

    We have some active threads on the forum : the weekly thread One week at a time …. and the Judicious July thread . You will find lots of friendly, helpful support on there from very experienced BSDers who will answer any queries you have and who have been through it all !!
    You are not on your own but it is so worth putitng the effort in to give BSD your very best shot !

    All the best to you !

  • Hi guys, yesterday didn’t go as planned. Husband took me out for lunch and I made the best choices available on the menu (tomato salad, grilled fish, melon for afters, didn’t eat the chips or drink the wine), but we met a friend in a really difficult situation and invited him round for supper. Not much that was healthy in the house that was suitable, plus I had three glasses of wine. Owning up here. Total consumption 1913 calories…
    So today’s weigh-in: 89.9 kg, up 200 g. Bet there’s more to come too. 28.3 kg to go.

    Clothes… I don’t even want to think about clothes. Sounds like you had a lovely run, Julia. I certainly couldn’t manage a 6 km run or jog in my current state. A walk, maybe. In fact, you’ve inspired me to take the dogs on a long walk tomorrow evening, when it cools down a bit.
    Hope you enjoy the party, 54. I’ll be cutting back on 800 cal this weekend to make up for last night. Going to be a few days of salad, no dressing, and courgetti.

  • posted by  Wendy1947 on 1st October Starters Support Group
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    It’s frustrating Miss Ziggy & I found a similar situation on holiday with sandwiches added to the mix. I often make chicken Caesar salad & have now changed to MMs recipe idea of making a dressing from natural yoghurt & olive oil but found it too thick for me although my husband likes it. I am running down the croutons I had bought & will try MMs suggestion of some seeds or pine nuts instead of croutons. I do like balsamic dressing & I think I will substitute that & my future Caesar summer salads will be lettuce from the garden chicken & perhaps an added boiled egg for extra protein & we often have soup in cooler time for lunch.
    Could you put some salad in a container & add some protein to carry with you for lunch? I know it’s a real faff sorting portable food & when planning lighter lunches at home I often run out of ideas although we often have houmous & crudités.
    I have just weighed & not lost weight this week staying the same so I obviously need to do much better with the amount I am eating because it is mostly low carb & high protein.
    I hope you have an enjoyable weekend
    Margaret xx

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on Fasting
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    That’s true, I never mention this WOE either, except to a couple of close friends. I’m 100% sure that my colleagues would notice though as it’s a sit down lunch and dinner, and if my plate came back to the kitchen untouched the waiters would ask about it lol.
    The weather is weird hey! There’s actually been a warning from BOM about the wind.

  • posted by  MerryMelba on Sugar cravings
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    Welcome KitKat 🌺 Please don’t cry. ou have made a really good start. It sounds like to may have reached the keto flu stage. http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/keto-flu-symptoms#what-it-is This article helps to explains what is happening. It will pass in a few days – so keep doing what you are doing. It’s important to keep up your fluid/water intake and salt intake. Once you get past that your super sugar cravings should ease. This way of eating (WOE) is a big change for your body which has been used to a high sugar/carb diet – and it does take some time to adjust.

    Each week on this site there is a forum “One week at a time starting ……” This week is 15th July. If you post your questions there lots of friendly folk will read them and be able to respond. 😊😊 You are doing well and can do this KitKat! 🌼

    EDIT this is my 6th attempt to submit this reply – first 5 have not displayed

  • posted by  MerryMelba on Fasting
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    Good to hear you are well! It is hard to fit in a fast – I agree! I have been wanting to try a 24hr one but hard to find a whole “free day” Hard when socialising with colleagues it seems sometimes that as long as I keep chatting etc people don’t really pay attention to what goes in my mouth. And I don’t mention this WOE! 😊😊😊
    Lovely day for hanging out the washing – sunny and windy!

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on Fasting
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    Hey Merry, thanks for checking in. In the end my husband had prepared a dinner so I ate with him. I am really keen to try a 36-42 hours fast soon but can’t seem to find the right time.
    Either I’m home with the kids and having to cook for them or I’m at work with peers socialisation over lunch and dinner. I’m way too timid to bring the spotlight on me by NOT eating. Anyway, next week the stars might aligned and I should be able to fit one in 🙂

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on Problem with eating enough fat?
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    Hi Two Fish!
    Yes 4lbs in one week is a brilliant result, especially if your waist has decreased. In one week you have lost about a quarter of what you are trying to lose in total…! That’s very very good results.
    I have a similar amount of weight to lose (15lbs) but I’m not diabetic or insulin resistant. Like you I struggle to have enough fat, and JGwen advise was spot on.
    Have a number of protein that you want to eat per day as a goal, a maximum amount of carbs that you wish to stay under, and the rest should be all fat.
    I’ve been on the fast 800 for 5 weeks and still tweaking my macros. I have started a thread for beginners, called Jun-Jul 19 starters, support group. Everyone there has started recently.
    Good luck in your journey!

  • posted by  LouiseKangooroo on Jun-Jul 19 starters, support group
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    I just ate some carbs for the first time in 5 weeks – well white carbs for the first time in 5 weeks – and I feel so physically bad! Completely bloated and full like I’ve eaten 3 dinners in a row or something. It’s crazy that I was used to this feeling and actually enjoying it. I feel so sick.
    Im going to fast for the rest of the day and have some miso soup.

  • posted by  WoodDuckie on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Kazz!! Lovely positive report! Thank you for sharing . . .
    and Sunny The NoseGay sounds very Victorian an exquisitely delicate touch 🙂
    My positives are . . .
    1. A beautifully sunny windless day – clear blue skies and midwinter . . . a REAL blessing 🙂
    2. The culling and shredding of old papers etc, is completed! . . . well save for (yet) another small stache I came across late last night . . . I closed the cupboard door and said . . . another time!!! Paper is “dead wood” so cutting ALL this deadwood from my living space has been cleansing and freeing to the soul!!! Along with my BSD kilo discard!!!
    3. Someone mentioned a visual of their achievements . . . well I picked up my little 1kg hand weight today and was astounded that around 12 of these has been discarded . . . let alone what I was carrying around with me every minute of very day!!!
    4, While Ive not been looking . . .:) Daffodils are arisen and got dressed – and what seems like wild – (or at least self sown) beautiful tiny tiny blue forget-me-nots are EVERYWHERE – surrounding the “looking down” daffodils, through the lawn, and every space available between others struggling to cope with the drought, frosts and winter winds 🙂 They are probably a weed cos the flowers are singular – not in a cluster 🙂 I dont care they can be/are MY forget-me-“knots”!!! Out the back Daphne has given forth to a million tiny buds and anticipation of the perfume is high!!!
    Life is good 🙂 and Im here – happy in my newly refreshed bushy backwater duckpond lapping it up . . . and so grateful to so many past and present, to be well enough to enjoy it!!! Quack! Quack!

  • posted by  alliecat on Problem with eating enough fat?
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    Twofish, the weekly thread that you are looking for is entitled “ONE WEEK AT A TIME beginning July 15”. It’s a warm and
    welcoming thread with a very nice combination of experienced BSDers in maintenance, newcomers and people at all
    stages of the journey. One of us posts a continuation on the next week, usually on mondays. Hope to see you there 🙂

    Allie

  • posted by  alliecat on Prepared foods nutritional guidelines
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    I’m curious about how you prepare cheat stir fries in the microwave, Firefox. I know high heat is required to keep them crisp
    as intended, so I’m wondering if the finished microwave product resembles steamed vegetables. If you have a genius
    technique, I’m sure we would all like to know about it. I’ve developed a passion for vegetables, and I’m always on the
    look out for new and fresh ideas. Thanks in advance 🙂

  • posted by  Firefox7275 on Problem with eating enough fat?
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    Twofishjb: Ideally not cream or butter, which are fat with little else to recommend them. Poor sources of minerals, vitamins, fibre, phytoantioxidants compared with high fat wholefoods..

    High fat wholefoods that fit with Dr Mosley’s recommendation to eat lower carbohydrate Mediterranean style include: very oily fish, seeds, certain nuts, avocados, olives, cocoa, low sugar dark chocolate, traditional aged cheeses.

    Of these seeds, nuts and cocoa supply essential minerals and fibre so are good substitutes for the wholegrains and pulses you are limiting or avoiding. Nuts, seeds, oily fish and traditional cheeses are all rich sources of protein. Oily fish is our only rich dietary source of vitamin D and long chain omega-3s; most Westerners are deficient in both.

    HTH!

  • posted by  kitkatgirl on Sugar cravings
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    Hi all

    Well I suppose my name says it all. I am kitkatgirl and can’t just eat one Kitkat chunky, I have to have 2. But at the moment I’m not having any and I actually feel like crying.
    I am on Day 5 of Fast 800 and have lost 5.9 lb’s already. Days 1-4 were a breeze; had loads of energy and loved watching the weight come off day by day. But today I have really struggled with low energy and I don’t know why? Starting to have doubts I can stick to this but really don’t want to give up.
    The sugar cravings have kicked in big time!
    Anyone else feeling the same way? How did you cope??!!

  • posted by  alliecat on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    I will, V.! I’m @ 90% certain the title for the new month is of sixturkeys devising..but she can confirm it. I will use that title
    unless she wishes to take it on. I’ll keep an eye open for your posts when you can manage it. Safe travels xxx

  • posted by  Lupf on travel for work
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    Ok, I went to the see the nurse today for a Hb1Ac test. Need to wait for the results. The last few blood sugar tests were at 6 mmol/l and the average over the last 3 months is below 7 so I am being hopeful. I continue to lose weight and have now lost 8 kg. The rate of loss was less last month due to grueling travel schedule and probably also due to already having shed the spare tyre around my belly.

  • posted by  Verano on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    Thank you my friend! I know you will do a great job.
    Somebody suggested ‘Awesome August’ I think, and sorry not sure who, but maybe you could kick that one off too Allie?
    Will pop in as often as possible xx

  • posted by  wendleg on One week at a time starting 15th of July 2019
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    A quick Hi to everyone ! We enjoyed the ‘marché gourmand’ last night, Merry ! It was packed ..it is a very popular annual event and there is a lovely atmosphere, everyone sitting on long tables chatting and enoying good food ( and wine)!
    There was lots of choice …chicken and salad and some goat’s cheese was our menu and O/H didn’t choose to buy any bread, amazing !! He did drink some wine though ! We used to finish our meal with gorgeous artisanal sorbets but not ths year …

    Today we have stocked up the fridge with lovely greens and salad, romaine lettuce, rocket, lambs lettuce, spinach, baby kale and watercress . I can get really excited about veg !! Also feta, halloumi and my lovely jars of fermented veg . I couldn’t find my favourite fermented coconut yoghurt which was disappointing.

    Don’t worry SunnyB..you will soon get back into your BSD routine. It’s early days.

    Elky, yes I have read the Longevity Solution…..a bit heavy going at times I found but still very interesting. I am a bit obsessed reading about nutrition. !
    Have a great weekend everyone. Stay focused…you are worth it ! Sending massive hugs to Kafin and also hoping Amz will check back in with us .xxx

  • posted by  alliecat on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    I’d be happy to, V.! My pleasure! It’s been awhile since I hosted a thread, and you have always been my role model for how
    to do it with your customary grace. Consider it done, and enjoy your travels 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • posted by  Kafin13 on Egg Fast
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    Allie and Kazz – you guys are rock stars! And even more so for listening to your bodies and stopping when you knew you were done. Kazz, great results and I’m looking forward to hearing yours, Allie. I have to weigh each day, it’s what keeps me on track and yesterday I thought I was finally starting to see some movement but no, back on again today which is what I have been struggling with on BSD. I’m trying to fight the fear that nothing seems to work for and believe in the science and others results but it’s hard to day in and day out get nowhere. I thank you both for doing this with me, along with Elky and Birdy, it’s much nicer to do things together and feel part of a team even if we’re not all in the same location 💕🥚
    Allie, I’d love to hear the kimchi brand you use – I can get one a mere two minutes walk away but like everything else in this fancy, celebrity market, it is ridiculously over-priced and I refuse to buy it. I could also drive 10 minutes down the road and be in Koreatown where I’m sure I can find multiple options 🥒 (weird, there’s no kimchi emoji! am using pickle instead)
    Elky and I decided to continue through to the end of the weekend as we’ve both been a little disappointed in the results (although I’m hoping Elky will have good news when she wakes up) and want to see if it’s just taking our bodies a bit longer to settle in. Since nothing has happened for me, I’m going to mix it up a little today by only having the 6 eggs and no cheese to see if maybe that will help.
    Cathy, sorry to hear you’ve been unwell and dealing with sadness – glad you popped in to be with us for a bit

  • posted by  luciaslife on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    The Judicious July thread has been very useful to me, although I rarely post sorry. I was hoping for Attentive August as well to help stay on the straight and narrow

  • posted by  twofishjb on Problem with eating enough fat?
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    So thank you Alliecat, Sixturkeys &JGwen

    1) think i was a bit unclear .. 4lb lost in one week is brilliant?! My bmi is about 26 so any weight loss is normally slow ?
    2) I am type 2 diabetic
    3) I was trying to see how much fat I should have as it seemed quite hard to get enough fat if protein high.
    4) I’ve lost the weight around my middle ( hooray) so happy!!! I often lose on my thighs first …so this brilliant !
    4) I am using the Fast 800 recipe book and just now realized I have some concerns with the values given for each serving e.g. today
    Roast Chicken Thighs with Lemon >the basis of each serving is 2 largish chicken thighs with some herbs, lemon and olive
    oil this is reported 58g protein per serving with the number of calories reported as 385 are less than I would have thought for this with Olive Oil added.
    I have checked a few other recipes now and think the protein amounts are being overstated on some of them . I now feel I have to look up everything before deciding on what to buy eat etc. Has anyone else noticed this ? How do you guys calculate yours.
    Should I post this query somewhere else and if so where s the weekly thread you mentioned .
    thanking you for your help

  • posted by  Firefox7275 on Prepared foods nutritional guidelines
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    MaisieBeth: I broke off posting earlier for an appointment. So the second half of my response is below, noting from your reply that you are also in the UK.

    IMO initially focus on stocking up your refrigerator, freezer and cupboards/ pantry with prepared ingredients before focussing on stocking up on completed homecooked meals. It is then possible to throw a meal together in the microwave or a pan just as fast as you can cook a ready prepared meal.

    There is a huge range of fruits and vegetables available prepped and frozen now if you shop around (eg. Farmfoods, Iceland, Big Four supermarkets). I have done a few more fruit and veg myself (chopped celery, grated raw carrot, grated raw beetroot, gooseberries, chopped bell peppers) partly because the freeze-thaw process softens them, hugely reducing cooking time. Frozen berries and frozen vegetables are great for speedy soups and speedy smoothies: all you need is a basic stick blender.

    Frozen fish and seafood, canned fish, hot smoked fish fillets, whole eggs, nuts and seeds are are all long lasting, all need little or no cooking time before eating, all fit with a lower carb Mediterranean-style diet. Note that the nuts and seeds are essential mineral/ fibre rich foods in the absence of wholegrains and pulses.

    Having to speed-read an ingredients list and nutrition information on a ready prepared meal is a recipe for disaster. The vast majority include processed/ refined starchy carbs or added sugars which Dr Mosley advises we all avoid. There are some canned curries (eg. Tesco) and jar tomato/ vegetable sauces (eg. Loyd Grossman) with decent ingredients though.

    Bagged leafy salads or packs of stir fry mixed vegetables are usually comprised of low calorie vegetables so are perfect fast, fresh additions to any dwindling stocks in your refrigerator, freezer and cupboards. I make cheats ‘stir fries’ in the microwave, or add a load of non-starchy veg to a canned curry fairly regularly.

    HTH!

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    Hi I typed out along reply earlier but it doesn’t appear to have worked despite my trying to send a second time where it then said this is a duplicate ?

  • posted by  Verano on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    Allie any chance of taking over this thread? We have a very last minute, unexpected, trip on Sunday for a couple of weeks and I won’t be able to log on everyday. Would be much appreciated. It would be a shame to let the thread fizzle out. Thank you, in anticipation!

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    Sunny your nosegay sounds lovely. The thought of it brightened an otherwise wet day.
    Kazz you are doing so well with bread. I’m so impressed with 6 positives!
    Thank you all once again for making me smile especially on a day like today which has been full of confrontational phone calls. But I do have positives ……
    1. Last night I had one slice of toasted Vogel bread with butter and it was so delicious, especially as I eat bread so rarely. One day Kazz you will enjoy a slice of really good bread occasionally, like others enjoy a glass of really fine wine!
    2. Resolved a problem with lots of anguish but a good outcome.
    3. Had a manicure, pedicure and eyebrow tint which are all guaranteed to lift the spirits.
    4. Have a very last minute, totally unexpected, trip from Sunday but will still try and pop in and post my positives.
    Have a good weekend everyone!

  • posted by  KazzUK on Positive Thoughts Thread Anyone?
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    Hi Sunny – welcome back!
    My positives…
    1 – Studio/craft room/den/girlcave almost finished. 🙂
    2 – New bedstead ordered, delivery next Saturday!
    3 – Finished the egg fast a day early, lost 3 lbs.
    4 – It’s Friday and more running around tomorrow, then Sunday much more relaxed with a catch up with mum and bro and SIL and hopefully a skype sesh in the afternoon ….
    5 – Nipping off 5 mins early to catch earlier train as no one around – everyone either on hols or WFH!
    6 – Groceries ordered online and collecting tomorrow – 8 weeks since last touched any bread… finally cracked it I hope!
    See you all later! 🙂
    Kazzeexx

  • posted by  7babies on Judicious July: Just starting over!
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    Arctic-I hope your horse did well and you enjoy your time away. My weight has been in a holding pattern the past two days which, of course, is better than up. I have a very hectic weekend planned but I will endeavor to remain judicious. I can get comfortably into some pants that were tight which is exciting. When I have a moment I will measure myself. Enjoy the weekend all.