Weight loss ups and downs - 800 Calorie - Newcastle

Ditto

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Thank you. :) I haven't managed to get on it yet, but I will. I have to!
 

Ditto

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Fab, well done, iron resolve obviously. M'starting tomorrow... famous last words.

I've just made up all three milk shakes, I won't be able to waste the milk so... good grief.
 

ColinUK

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Fab, well done, iron resolve obviously. M'starting tomorrow... famous last words.

I've just made up all three milk shakes, I won't be able to waste the milk so... good grief.
Well done!

They are much better made and drink fresh though :)
 

ColinUK

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And today 93.0

I’m aware that I want to drink more water so I’m going to more consciously track water consumption. The goal is to get to 3 ltr a day. Often I’m OK up to about half that but then my thirst dries up.

I will get through this slightly rising plateau I’m sure. But I have to get a handle on the emotional eating thing. Living where I do it’s very easy to nip into a shop and buy whatever it is you fancy and I’m guilty of doing that this past weekend. The weight ticking up is the delayed physiological result of those nibbles.
Of course there’s no issue in having one pitta with tuna etc but the issue comes the day after when there’s a pack of four left... so I may pick up some hummus to have rather than throw the breads away. Maybe there is an issue with that one pitta. Maybe it’s my gateway bread.
 

grovesy

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And today 93.0

I’m aware that I want to drink more water so I’m going to more consciously track water consumption. The goal is to get to 3 ltr a day. Often I’m OK up to about half that but then my thirst dries up.

I will get through this slightly rising plateau I’m sure. But I have to get a handle on the emotional eating thing. Living where I do it’s very easy to nip into a shop and buy whatever it is you fancy and I’m guilty of doing that this past weekend. The weight ticking up is the delayed physiological result of those nibbles.
Of course there’s no issue in having one pitta with tuna etc but the issue comes the day after when there’s a pack of four left... so I may pick up some hummus to have rather than throw the breads away. Maybe there is an issue with that one pitta. Maybe it’s my gateway bread.
I have not got a handle on the emotional eating . I just aim to be on the wagon more than off it.
 

Eddy Edson

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And today 93.0

I’m aware that I want to drink more water so I’m going to more consciously track water consumption. The goal is to get to 3 ltr a day. Often I’m OK up to about half that but then my thirst dries up.

I will get through this slightly rising plateau I’m sure. But I have to get a handle on the emotional eating thing. Living where I do it’s very easy to nip into a shop and buy whatever it is you fancy and I’m guilty of doing that this past weekend. The weight ticking up is the delayed physiological result of those nibbles.
Of course there’s no issue in having one pitta with tuna etc but the issue comes the day after when there’s a pack of four left... so I may pick up some hummus to have rather than throw the breads away. Maybe there is an issue with that one pitta. Maybe it’s my gateway bread.
I have to keep a pretty constant eye on calories in vs calories out to maintain stable weight, and similarly when I was losing weight. Winging it doesn't work for me.

I use this https://www.niddk.nih.gov/bwp to guide on how many calories I should be eating in the cntext of how much exercise to achieve what kind of weight goal. It's built on research by Kevin Hart's group at the US NIH - he's one of the leading obesity researchers and his group produces excellent, rigorous studies on eating and weight loss.

I use this www.cronometer.com to track calories and micronutrients.

As with BG, BP etc, actively tracking calories can help to get a much better handle on things and with behaviour change - at least for me.
 

ColinUK

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I’ve been exploring the thousands of keto channels on YouTube and getting very frustrated that most are American. That means their ingredients are not readily available here but it also means that their culinary reference points are different to those we have in the UK.
As much as I enjoy watching High falutin’ low carb videos I wanted something more relatable I guess. Then I stumbled on The Keto Kitchen.
He’s English, mid 20s and has been in ketosis for years. He also mentions that his mum is T2 in remission through keto so that’s another interesting twist.
Thing that made me hit Subscribe though was his Keto in a Nutshell video. It’s clear, factual (I think) and it’s well presented. He explains keto and ketosis well so I’ve started to watch his recipe videos.

As I’m currently on a VLCD I’m not fussed about keto or ketosis but I do envisage segueing from VLCD to a keto type way of eating in the near future.

Anyway, just thought it a decent video and an interesting channel.

 

MAC2020

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I’m about to make mushroom mapu tofu and I’m going to have it with konjac noodles as they’re absolutely zero carbs.
Ooh, I need this recipe Colin!

I eat a lot of Tofu but have only just discovered Konjac noodles! Not even sure where to buy them yet, typical supermarkets don't stock them in their World aisles. The nearest Chinese/Japanese wholesalers is 1 hr's drive away, although I suppose I can try Chinatown in central London but it might be a bit expensive there. Any help on sourcing these? Also pls pls pls the recipe!!!

I wrote this in newbies a few days ago:

"I’m also going to try konjac (yam) noodles, konnyaki or shirataki, which I’ve just learnt about. Apparently no carbs, no calories, no sugar, just 97% water and rest fibre. Can be used to replace pasta or regular noodles. Has anyone had any experience with these?"

What a coincidence!!
 

rebrascora

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Hi @MAC2020

Konjac noodles are available in supermarkets under the brand name Bare Naked Noodles...I am pretty sure Sainsbury's sell them but worth checking online to see if your local supermarket stock them. There are other Konjac products in the Bare Naked range.
 

ColinUK

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Ooh, I need this recipe Colin!

I eat a lot of Tofu but have only just discovered Konjac noodles! Not even sure where to buy them yet, typical supermarkets don't stock them in their World aisles. The nearest Chinese/Japanese wholesalers is 1 hr's drive away, although I suppose I can try Chinatown in central London but it might be a bit expensive there. Any help on sourcing these? Also pls pls pls the recipe!!!

I wrote this in newbies a few days ago:

"I’m also going to try konjac (yam) noodles, konnyaki or shirataki, which I’ve just learnt about. Apparently no carbs, no calories, no sugar, just 97% water and rest fibre. Can be used to replace pasta or regular noodles. Has anyone had any experience with these?"

What a coincidence!!
 

zuludog

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As I explained in my recent Thread about Meal Replacement Powders I've dabbled with very low carb diets, but now I'm paying a bit more attention, and I'm just about to start reading through this Thread

You're right, there are so many videos on YT and most of them are American, but I've been working through them slowly
I've found this channel - HANA RAMADAN

I think she's Australian or New Zealander, but at least the measurements are Metric
I haven't watched every one, though they seem reasonable enough; but just be a bit cautious as it is her own take on a keto diet and not specifically for diabetes; some of them contain honey or a few other carbs
 

zuludog

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And today 93.0

I’m aware that I want to drink more water so I’m going to more consciously track water consumption. The goal is to get to 3 ltr a day. Often I’m OK up to about half that but then my thirst dries up.

I will get through this slightly rising plateau I’m sure. But I have to get a handle on the emotional eating thing. Living where I do it’s very easy to nip into a shop and buy whatever it is you fancy and I’m guilty of doing that this past weekend. The weight ticking up is the delayed physiological result of those nibbles.
Of course there’s no issue in having one pitta with tuna etc but the issue comes the day after when there’s a pack of four left... so I may pick up some hummus to have rather than throw the breads away. Maybe there is an issue with that one pitta. Maybe it’s my gateway bread.
Here's a tip for drinking more water
Buy one or two of those big plastic bottles - water or a diet drink - not full strength Coke!
the 2l ones are a bit heavy, but you can get 1,5l or 1l ones which are easier to handle and make the sums easier
then just fill them with tap water and work your way through them. Possible flavourings are -

Lemon or lime juice; cold tea - just tea, no milk or sugar; full or half glass of red wine, according to your taste and the size of the bottle; a small amount of beer, keep the leftovers in the fridge. Yes, it will go flat, but you're looking for the taste, not an actual boozing experience
Fruit juice/squash/cordial

No problem with leftover pitta bread since it tastes stale even when you've bought it new! could keep it, or any other bread, in the freezer
 
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rebrascora

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After watching the Keto in a Nutshell video I was tempted to test for ketones as I have some strips which are going out of date. I probably eat about 50g carbs a day maybe more if I need to treat hypos so wasn't sure if I would be in ketosis, especially as I have had porridge for breakfast the last 2 days, but I got a reading of 0.8 so I guess you don't need to be very very low carb to achieve it. I was slightly irritated that the British video you found seemed to be directed at a US audience as there were quite a few things he mentioned which were clear Americanisms.
 

zuludog

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Hello Colin, this might interest you, or anyone else

I've been reading through all the Posts in this Thread from the start
I see that on page 4 you describe a walk you've done around London

You might know this already, but there is a footpath all the way around Greater London, called The London Outer Orbital Path; more commonly known as The London Loop
You could walk it in stages, as for any long path, and often known as Section Walking
Search Google and YouTube for the London Loop

If you complete the entire circumference it would give you something else to aim for, and a nice achievement to go along with your weight target
 

ColinUK

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After watching the Keto in a Nutshell video I was tempted to test for ketones as I have some strips which are going out of date. I probably eat about 50g carbs a day maybe more if I need to treat hypos so wasn't sure if I would be in ketosis, especially as I have had porridge for breakfast the last 2 days, but I got a reading of 0.8 so I guess you don't need to be very very low carb to achieve it. I was slightly irritated that the British video you found seemed to be directed at a US audience as there were quite a few things he mentioned which were clear Americanisms.
I guess he’s just very clear on where his audience is.
 

MAC2020

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