What LCHF looks like for me...: Just posting... - Weight Loss NHS

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What LCHF looks like for me...

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg

Just posting this to show that LCHF does not have to be a huge heap of saturated fat. I'm getting a bit frustrated by people who hear that I'm "doing low carb", and they do not really understand much about it, are critical and make assumptions, and potentially influence other people away from what could be a wonderfully healthy and comfortable weight loss solution for them. Right... rant over!!

I am no cook, that's for sure! But these days I am happy to be able to quickly throw together simple, satisfying, tasty low carb meals that are fuelling my weight loss and improving health.

Wishing everyone very well on their own journey, in whichever direction that may be!

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moreless
morelessAdministrator

They all look absolutely wonderful, Cosmo501! There's no way that anyone could denigrate the healthy options you have there.

I hope you'll link this to Lytham's Larder and put your post into the Recipes - low carb topic.

Keep up the great work! :)

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to moreless

Thank you 😊 .. I don’t think my basic plates are worthy of joining the Lytham’s Larder recipes! But I’ll give it a try. If anything, I guess it shows people that even if you’re not confident in the kitchen it’s still possible to throw something nutritious together 😂

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to Cosmo501

What your plates show, is that cooking doesn't have to be a chore, or require a recipe, or be weighed and measured. Food is for eating, not counting! :)

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to moreless

Hear hear! 😊👍👏

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to IndigoBlue61

:)

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Cosmo501

The Larder would be honoured to have that selection mate! :-) x

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Lovely post Cosmo 😊. I agree wholeheartedly,

Jayessell
Jayessell1st 7lbs

That all looks delicious! I'm avoiding bread, pasta, rice and finding I'm losing weight while still enjoying cooking with butter and using olive oil - but I calorie count as well! Thanks for the pictures.

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to Jayessell

Yes, me too. Love olive oil for so many uses, and today tried cooking with avocado oil for the first time. Very tasty, and good at high temperature. — I don’t usually count calories now , but I enjoy analysing numbers (oh dear!) so I will track carbs, calories, macros from time to time just for fun really. Lol!

Jayessell
Jayessell1st 7lbs in reply to Cosmo501

I need to watch my portion size 😉 just "returned" after putting weight back on through mindless eating - oops! Choosing tasty colourful dishes and getting inspiration from posts like yours is really great!

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Cosmo501

Avocado oil??? Why have I never heard of this before??? Avocados are my fave discovery! :-) x

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to Lytham

I grabbed a bottle that was on offer at the supermarket today , was looking for olive oil but avocado oil was cheaper!?!

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Cosmo501

Ooh must look out for that ! Win win ! :-) x

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Oooh, tasty!

TheAwfulToad
TheAwfulToadMaintainer

Great rant.

Unfortunately, a lot of the "facts" that people recite back at you have been hammered into their heads by the press, TV, dietitians, politicians, and professionals who really ought to know better. Questioning authority is a lot harder than it sounds.

It's a funny old world we live in, where chemical-filled rubbish like margarine is promoted as healthy, and good old-fashioned meat and vegetables are terribly bad for you.

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to TheAwfulToad

I feel so frustrated about it, and quite cross. I feel like I’ve should’ve been given this guidance many years ago when I sought medical advice. It’s science. It adds up. But you’re right about questioning authority. It can land people (even doctors) in very uncomfortable situations. I even feel nervous sticking my head above the parapet here!

TheAwfulToad
TheAwfulToadMaintainer in reply to Cosmo501

It's understandable that people just accept what they're told by "experts". Only a few percent of the population in the West has a STEM degree, and of those perhaps only a quarter have some knowledge of or interest in life sciences - enough to understand human metabolism and nutrition. The rest just have to shrug and hope the professionals know what they're talking about.

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Cosmo501

Couldn't agree more! I feel quite annoyed that I've spent most of my life hungry ! :-) x

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Tagging WestieMaltese , who is finding out about lchf and if it's for her

HappyBeee
HappyBeee3 stone in reply to BridgeGirl

💪💪💪

Hidden
Hidden

That looks divine. I’ve got a feeling I sparked all this hoo hah. Can you give me some more hints and tips. Thanks x

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to Hidden

Lol! No.. there’s plenty of hoo hah from many directions! 😂😭😂 I’m relatively new to all this malarkey, but it’s been a life saver. The LCHF forum has taught me all I know 👍

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Hidden

Have you been on the Diet Doctor website hun? It's brilliant! :-) x

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to Lytham

Oh yes, that's true. Those visual guides are so good for quick reference in the early days. Hidden I also use a low carb food and drink single page reference stuck to the front of my fridge so I can quickly and easily get an idea - I used it more in the early days, but am finding it not so necessary now I've got my head around it all a bit more. I don't think I can attach it here though. Not sure how!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Cosmo501

I’ll do a bit of googling and see if there’s anything I can print of. Thanks x

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to Hidden

Ah.. to hell with the potential hoo hah... I'll post it on the main page and anyone who is interested can grab it. I hope no copyright issues! I don't remember where I got it, but it's so useful.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Cosmo501

Thank you x

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Cosmo501

I’m sure it’ll be fine Cosmo . . . It’s just spammers/advertisers who aren’t allowed 👍

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to IndigoBlue61

Having trouble getting the file to attach. Not sure why. It's not huge, and won't attach as jpeg or pdf. Any ideas?

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Cosmo501

Ooh I'll be looking out for that! :-) x

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Hidden

There are visual low carb guides here, AP, for all the different food groups. Just scroll down dietdoctor.com/low-carb

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone

When can I move in ? I hope we're having all that goodness in the Larder? :-) x

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone

Here's the link so you've got no excuse! Lol :-) x

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to Lytham

🤣 how did you guess .. I was going to ask.. I promise!

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Cosmo501

LOL LOL ! :-) x

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to Lytham

Oh boy... sorry to be so behind in class.. how do I do the link thingy? I've followed your link to the post, but how do I add my link to a reply in that thread please?.. how embarrassing....

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Cosmo501

Click on the URL (Universal Resource Locator) for this post (the one in the bar at the top of the page, a long list starting healthunlocked.com ) when you select it hold your finger down and you’ll be offered the chance to “copy” (or copy link)

Then go to Lytham Larder and write a reply then hold your finger down in a space until the option to “paste” appears

Hope this makes sense? Can you tell I’m no expert? 😂

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to IndigoBlue61

Ah, got it. Thanks!

Hidden
Hidden

What super food.

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to Hidden

Thank-you :-) It keeps me happy anyway!

HappyBeee
HappyBeee3 stone

Lovely food cosmo! And I always love to see how other people adapt this lifestyle to meet their own needs! I've posted my own week's meals in pics few times asking others to share their meals too.. Always interesting to see!

Like you I tend towards an adapted Mediterranean style diet.. Im a pescetarian so I don't eat meat but i no longer fear saturated fats so I eat a fair amount of cheese and cream, lots of fresh fish, plenty of veg and nuts and lots of vibrant colour!

I agree there are misconceptions about lchf and its a pity because it can be a very healthy, happy way to eat!

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to HappyBeee

I want to grab a mega-phone and yell about it on the streets lol!! But... so far I have restrained myself! :-)

I guess I have been eating LCHF for the last few years without knowing it. That looks like a perfect plate to me!

Cosmo501
Cosmo50120kg in reply to RaggedClown

Yes, I think some people do just naturally eat a lower carb, higher fat diet. my problem was that health advice I had been given over the years led me to eat far too much fruit and other ‘healthy ‘ carbs. Are you on a weight loss journey?

RaggedClown
RaggedClown2 stone in reply to Cosmo501

I've lost about 30lbs over the last few years. I'd like to lose a little more but I'm in no hurry.

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