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Old Sun, Mar-23-14, 09:14
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Your loaf idea, Shyvas, has me thinking. I grew up eating a casserole made of cottage cheese, egg, walnuts, butter, onion, garlic, and Special K cereal all mixed together and baked until golden brown. It sounds so strange but is really meaty and delicious! I want to try it again but the 7 cups of cereal that I will be avoiding has me stumped. I might just try it without and see what happens. Other ideas?
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Old Sun, Mar-23-14, 09:44
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ccotta, you might try it in a smaller pan, not a loaf pan but a cake pan, without the cereal. Another idea might be to substitute some almond and/or flax meal. The cereal in your original recipe adds bulk and the almond or flax meal could do that, too, although not to the same extent. The meal would add some carbs but divided up into the individual portions, it might not be too bad.

Have you ever used whey protein powder? Is that a possibility?
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Old Sun, Mar-23-14, 10:55
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Good ideas, Calico. I will try several variations in small cake pans and see what happens!
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Old Sun, Mar-23-14, 16:47
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I lost 5 stone in 5 months between jan and June 2012, work
stress and general greediness gas meant it's all piled
back in and I need to start again . I really need to lose
6 stone to get into healthy BMi. Feel exhausted from constantly
havhng to motivate myself to diet again.
Have decided to do low carb only now, last time I did 5 months
Of 1000 cal less than 80g carb a day as well as 45 mins cardio and weights every day. Makes me tired even thinking of it.
Anyone there to support me in thus long journey??
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Old Mon, Mar-24-14, 04:31
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Plan: Vegetarian LC
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Originally Posted by Janeg
I lost 5 stone in 5 months between jan and June 2012, work
stress and general greediness gas meant it's all piled
back in and I need to start again . I really need to lose
6 stone to get into healthy BMi. Feel exhausted from constantly
havhng to motivate myself to diet again.
Have decided to do low carb only now, last time I did 5 months
Of 1000 cal less than 80g carb a day as well as 45 mins cardio and weights every day. Makes me tired even thinking of it.
Anyone there to support me in thus long journey??


Hello and welcome.

Your calorie intake will be very low. What kind of diet plan will you follow ?
I hope that you'll be successful this time around.
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Old Mon, Mar-24-14, 23:32
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Plan: Low Carb /CAD/Veg(ish)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Janeg
I lost 5 stone in 5 months between jan and June 2012, work
stress and general greediness gas meant it's all piled
back in and I need to start again . I really need to lose
6 stone to get into healthy BMi. Feel exhausted from constantly
havhng to motivate myself to diet again.
Have decided to do low carb only now, last time I did 5 months
Of 1000 cal less than 80g carb a day as well as 45 mins cardio and weights every day. Makes me tired even thinking of it.
Anyone there to support me in thus long journey??



Hi Janeq, I've tried the low cal way of eating in the past (HCG diet) and I hated the restrictions! I never last on low cal, and I would always get frustrated/depressed/overwhelmed. It's been different this go around. I started in January and have lost about 14 lbs.

That is why I love low carbing. I have found I can eat lots of healthy fat! If I replace carbs with more fat, I stay satiated and don't cheat as much (although I do allow myself a couple small off-plan meals a week and trying to limit those to 1 hour time limit like the CAD people). I eat cheese, cottage cheese, coconut oil, cream, guacamole, eggs, etc. and with my veggies, it's been really great so far. I am generally staying away from processed foods. Not saying it's easy, but for me, it's the first time I've stuck with anything more than two months and I believe it's a good long-term fit. I also got into dance fitness/Zumba and have discovered I like exercising now (well, I like dancing).

What do you think would work for you long-term?
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Old Tue, Mar-25-14, 02:54
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Welcome Janeq! ccotta said what I would say too -- although I do control calories because I'm diabetic--but carbs first! Look at all those great fats she listed! And I add nuts and seeds to the mix, in small amounts, to stay full.

Cotta -- do you eat tofu? I thought adding tofu bits or a soft variety into your casserole might bulk it up and give you protein -- I think I'll try it!
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Old Wed, Mar-26-14, 11:42
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Thanks ladies -

As I said, in 2012 I lost 70 pounds in five months on a low carb (less than 100G a day)and lowcal diet (less than 1200 cal)

It clearly worked very well for me, but I just cant summon the willpower to give up carbs again, I miss chocolate!!

As soon as I started carbs again the weight went back on within a year. all 70pounds of it.

Im finding it hard to not give up,I can keep yo yo ing.I know how to lose it, but there is no point in doing that if it is going to go back on again
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Old Fri, Mar-28-14, 22:31
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Definitely don't give up chocolate! I use cocoa powder, stevia, xylitol and/or erythritol to make cocoa treats. Look up the Healthy Indulgences Blog. She makes amazing sugar-free and low-carb treats. Giving up carbs is hard, I know. I have struggled with that for years. Increasing fats makes it easier for me this time though. Good luck!
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Old Fri, Mar-28-14, 23:59
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Definitely don't give up chocolate! I use cocoa powder, stevia, xylitol and/or erythritol to make cocoa treats. Look up the Healthy Indulgences Blog. She makes amazing sugar-free and low-carb treats. Giving up carbs is hard, I know. I have struggled with that for years. Increasing fats makes it easier for me this time though. Good luck!


I am also a chocoholic, however I find that you really do need to give
up sweet treats at first. I find that too many treats trigger cravings and stall weight loss.

I also agree that Healthy Indulgences is a fabulous blog with great recipes.
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Old Sat, Mar-29-14, 01:21
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Plan: lc, highish fat,
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Yes, Shyvas, I am also one who can't be trusted with a little bit of a treat, or a "lookalike", I have to show myself all the wonderful delicious healthy food that is available to me, and focus on that, I envy those who can enjoy their special treat, maybe I will get there some day, but I'm not holding my breath, I'm enjoying my outrageous salads!
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Old Sat, Mar-29-14, 02:32
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I'm sure that there are many of us out there that have cravings for chocolate and sweet treats.

It looks like this section of the forum has started to kick alive.
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Old Sat, Mar-29-14, 08:32
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Yes, yes, chocolate! I buy Lindt Excellence 85% Dark Chocolate. Very low carb and of course not sweet like milk chocolate. Snack on a few squares with natural peanut butter and make your own Reese's.
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Old Sat, Mar-29-14, 16:33
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Plan: Low Carb /CAD/Veg(ish)
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Originally Posted by Shyvas
I am also a chocoholic, however I find that you really do need to give
up sweet treats at first. I find that too many treats trigger cravings and stall weight loss.

I also agree that Healthy Indulgences is a fabulous blog with great recipes.



Well maybe that's my problem. I am in a bit of a stall. Been at the same weight for a couple weeks. I'm not too worried, but was wondering what's going on. I have a small bite of this or that reg. carb stuff, maybe once a day? I should still be below 45 or 50 g of carbs though and I thought that was a good weightloss zone for me.

I am trying to make myself wait for one cheat meal on the weekend, but haven't been sticking to it too well.
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Old Sat, Mar-29-14, 16:37
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Should we start a daily/weekly check-in thread? or just use this one?
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