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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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Can any of the members help me with carbs. What are the things to avoid. My doctor told me to cut out potatoes, rice, pasta and bread, yiks what do I eat instead. Thanks in advance

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moreless
morelessAdministrator

Stick to fresh food, Nuttytart. Meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, full fat dairy, nuts and don't be afraid of natural fat.

Steer clear of anything labelled diet, low fat, fat free, light.

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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That is very helpful thank you. I just need to get in the habit of change. I find replacing bread the hardest as not sure what to replace it with that is low carb. Will defiantly give your advise a try.

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morelessAdministrator
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You'll find lots of recipe ideas in Topics and the Diet Doctor site has loads of advice, as does the LCHF forum here on HU.

healthunlocked.com/lchf-diet

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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So useful thank you.

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ru_b
ru_b4lbs
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Hi Nuttytart, I've been doing very low carb (keto) for almost 4 weeks now and lost half a stone... Bread is difficult but here is a low carb recipe for a keto bread. It's quick to make and whilst not perfect, I do find it helps when I am desperate for bread type food. There are other keto bread recipes out there that I haven't tried...

1 egg

1 Tablespoon butter or oil

3 Tablespoons Almond Flour

(I just use ground almonds)

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

To make, simply combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and pour into a greased microwave-safe bowl or ramekin. Microwave for 90 seconds. Flip out of the ramekin and slice in half.

(Alternatively just fry for a few minutes in butter or oil)..

:)

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over61andstilltrying

Hi Nuttytart21,

Have a look at the Dietdoctor website there is masses of helpful information there

dietdoctor.com/low-carb

Lots of lovely recipes too.

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019

Thank you will look now.

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TheAwfulToad
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First: lucky you for having a switched-on doctor!

Energy-wise, you replace carbs with fat. That doesn't mean you have to eat everything swimming in grease. Just don't be afraid of cooking your chicken with the skin on, or having bacon&eggs for breakfast. Have cream in your coffee and butter on your veg. A little fat goes a long way because it's very energy-dense.

Recipe-wise, replace starches with other veg. For example try replacing potatoes with cauliflower. In general, though, it's best not to attempt to achieve the same taste/appearance as carby foods - it doesn't really work and you'll feel disappointed with the result. Yes, you can make bolognese with spiral-cut courgettes instead of pasta, but it's just not the same! For now, just dump those carb-based recipes and learn new ones (dietdoctor is a great resource).

Oh, and don't try to limit your calories. Eat regular meals (no snacks) and stop when you're full, not before.

It takes a bit of getting used to, but after a few weeks you'll find you don't even want a big pile of rice or pasta with everything. The best part is that you'll be able to reintroduce these things later - even cake and chocolates - and not feel the need to go on a massive binge.

As mentioned, you might want to join the LCHF group here, too.

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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Thanks for your advice. Will join LCHL also.

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Kat246
Kat2462019 November

Also have a look at the PHC ( Public Health Collaboration) lots of info and food choices for going low carb and eating real food.

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Hi and welcome, Kat246 :)

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PandQs
PandQs3st 7lbs

Wish my GP had told me that instead of advising low fat diet! Low carb just the best thing that I’ve done in years, I now feel so much healthier and happier. Don’t worry, there is life after bread and the LCHF meals are very satisfying. There’s also more no bread/pasta options becoming available on the high street as the food outlets are catching on to it. I was worried too that I couldn’t make the change, but it was easier than I thought. Good luck!

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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Thanks pandQs. Great advice.

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Lzlycraft
Lzlycraft2019 October

Great advice so far. You asked about reducing bread. This is hard, but I will have a satisfying bowl of soup, followed by a few pieces of fruit, I find this filling. One of my other favourites is Berry compote with 0%fat Greek yogurt. I make this with a chopped cooking apple, half a bag of frozen berries and some Stevia, that's a natural sweetener. Cook on the hob for 8-10minutes, cool and put in a sealed container. This lasts for 3 days or so. Also, an omelette made with 2 eggs and a few bits n pieces is very satisfying, I throw in a few mushrooms, handful of frozen peas and some chopped peppers. You will get used to eating healthy meals, just stick it out for a few weeks and set yourself small goals. Good luck.

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BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator
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I like your suggestions but I find the full fat (10%) Greek yoghurt more filling.

You might also like this idea for a desert and it doesn't need any sweetener healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Have you joined the Daily Diary? It would be great to share your meal ideas :)

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Cookie101
Cookie101Restart August 2019

Here's an interesting article about carbs which might help to shed some light on your predicament.

healthline.com/nutrition/go...

in case the link doesn't work, which often happens for me, it's on a site called Healthline and the title of the article is: Good Carbs, Bad Carbs — How to Make the Right Choices

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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I will look at that sounds interesting reading. Thank you

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Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone

Hello Nuttytart21, Lots of good tips already. I have found the support of the Daily Diary helpful in cutting carbs. You can plan your diet and exercise and several members eat in a low carb way. All the best

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Caroles1
Caroles12019 November

Hi,

I have been following a low carb diet for4 weeks now and have lost 16lb, it does work and becomes easier after time.

That is even with eating normal food at the weekend when I haven’t been able to follow the diet.

Good luck,

Carole

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IndigoBlue61
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Hello and welcome to the Weight Loss Forum Caroles1 and very well done on your success so far 😊👏👍

If you haven’t already then please see Pinned Posts here healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

especially the Welcome Newbies and the Security Post.

This is a very busy forum with lots going on but feel free to ask if you have any questions.

Best Wishes in your weight loss journey

Indigo 😊

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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Hi Caroles1, thanks for reply. I want to start this low carb diet but really don't know how to begin. I need to do something about my weight. I have read alot about it and my doctor says it would be a good way to start. Any tips appreciated. Thanks

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Caroles1
Caroles12019 November

I have done it by eating protein at every mealtime, meat, fish, keep the sauces down( read the carb content on everything).

Kippers in butter have no carbs, I have them for breakfast along with other choices, eggs, bacon, certain sausages, berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries,blackberries) I give them a lift with double cream, also, an omelette with cheese or ham and mushrooms, I am not a snacker, but there are loads of meat and fish you can snack on.

In Iceland you can buy bags of frozen grated veg(cauliflower,brocolli) that you can mistake for rice and add meat in a low carb sauce.

We have a lot of fish fried in extra virgin oil, with a large salad.

Include nuts and seeds in your food too.

Prawns, crayfish tails, lobster have no carbs and there are lots of soup that are low carb too.

I think if you avoid,bread,potatoes,rice and pasta you will definitely lose weight, buy butter, cream and full fat milk, it will keep you full,

I am sure there are loads of recipes on here you can follow,

Good luck

Carole

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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Thank you Carole for your reply really helps. Have you made low carb bread at all and if so is it any good.

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Caroles1
Caroles12019 November

I haven’t, but it will be something to try soon as I’m getting bread withdrawal symptoms☹️

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Nuttytart21
Nuttytart21Restart Nov 2019
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I have had some very low carb seseme crackers with peanut butter that seems to be ok.

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Caroles1
Caroles12019 November

Love peanut butter!,

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