Get Ready for Summer - Next Low Carb Bootcamp (10 weeks) starts 29 April

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BIWI Thu 11-Apr-13 14:53:24

Just to give you a couple of weeks advanced warning, so you can think about it, plan for it, etc.

BlackAffronted Sun 14-Apr-13 14:52:02

I use a BAB to stop snacking rather than missing lunch. I aim for 40g protein in my BAB, then a light lunch (soup or salad with more protein) and then my dinner. It really helps cut out the snacks.

Just had to say how delighted I was to read about your 2 stone loss, Black - I remember your struggles during the last Bootcamp, and am SO happy it ended up working for you - you rock!

BIWI Sun 14-Apr-13 17:43:55

BruisedFanjo - you don't count calories on low carbing. No need!

BIWI Sun 14-Apr-13 17:53:04

For those of you who haven't Bootcamped before, Bootcamp consists of just 10 rules. All you have to do is to follow these for two weeks. It's designed to make low carbing as straightforward as possible, and I hope those who have already done it will agree!

The rules are:

Eat three, proper meals a day
Avoid processed food
Eat lots of fat
Make sure you are eating vegetables and salads with your food
Be careful about dairy (apart from butter, which is unlimited)
You must drink a minimum of 2 litres of water per day
No alcohol
No fruit
No nuts/seeds
No sugar or artificial sweeteners

After the first two weeks, the rules are relaxed a little bit, but you should have lost a significant amount of weight in this initial period. Also, very importantly, the two weeks of very low carb eating will have shifted you into fat-burning mode rather than carb-burning mode.

XBenedict Sun 14-Apr-13 20:02:28

What sort of weight loss are you guys seeing in a 2 week bootcamp?

BIWI Sun 14-Apr-13 21:37:58

It depends entirely on the individual, XBenedict. But in the one that has just finished, one of our Bootcampers lost 12lbs in the first week!

Have a look at the Spreadsheet of Fabulousness here, and you can see how much people lost in the first couple of weeks

Osmiornica Mon 15-Apr-13 08:12:08

Count me in please smile

I've been playing about with weight loss for too long now. Now's the time for me to get serious. I'm the heaviest I've ever been and I don't like it. I have so many stones to lose it's hard to get motivated because I just can't see how I can lose it all.

I had to give up running because of a dodgy pelvis (spd related) so lack of exercise other than walking is an issue but I'm looking into doing something else - no excuses!

Osmiornica Mon 15-Apr-13 08:19:16

Do I need to count carbs?

BIWI Mon 15-Apr-13 08:21:31

Nope. If you follow Bootcamp rules, no need to.

BIWI Mon 15-Apr-13 08:23:55

Have a look at the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet

Here you will find the rules and the list of allowed veg. If you eat only veg on the allowed list, and make sure that you're not buying processed foods which contain carbs - i.e. so you're basing your meals around unprocessed meat/fish - then you will lose weight without having to weigh or count anything.

Osmiornica Mon 15-Apr-13 12:15:21

Thanks BIWI smile

BlackAffronted Mon 15-Apr-13 12:59:16

Thanks FDM, I was a little impatient, but it all came good in the end smile

Ruprekt Mon 15-Apr-13 13:04:16

Ooh new thread!

Lovely. smilesmile

Have lost and kept off 20 lbs since January.

This is my New Way of Eating. grin

olrojo Mon 15-Apr-13 13:18:41

What does the bootcamp involve for those of us new round these parts!

Ruprekt Mon 15-Apr-13 16:06:50

Read up the thread and see the 10 rules by BIWI.

It is dead easy. smilesmile

BruisedFanjo Mon 15-Apr-13 18:27:51

Oh bugger just started a new thread before seeing the replies here! Cheers about the calories replies, I've noticed in the past few days I'm hardly going near my total daily calories even with being stuffed so I guess I was worrying over nothing! (A trend that some of you may notice lol)

Ilisten2theradio Mon 15-Apr-13 22:12:13

Marking my place for some motivation to loose again rather than just putting the same few pounds on and loosing them again as I have since the end of the last bootcamp. Life has rather got in the way though.... still back from hols and back to work so there is no excuse now.

pennylovesleonard Mon 15-Apr-13 22:26:27

Hi low carbers!

I'd like to give this a go again - I tried & failed before Christmas...

I am ttc at the moment & all the info I've read on low carbing says don't do it if you are ttc.

Do you think I could do a less strict version & still see results?

LydiasLunch Tue 16-Apr-13 11:47:44

I have lost ten pounds since Easter low carbing. Struggling with breakfast as I have limited time and I hate eggs. At the moment eating cold Quorn sausages cooked the night before wrapped in lettuce for breakfast.

Doshusallie Tue 16-Apr-13 11:55:59

just made the no spag spag bol on the recipe thread for tea.

penny quite a few people on the bootcamp threads have been low carbing and TTC at the same time. i don't know why it wouldn't be advised, especially as low carbing can help regulate hormones, but i'm not an expert in that area i have to admit. i know that you're advised not to be in ketosis when pregnant

you could try bootcamp light (see the 'bootcamp light rules' tab in the spreadsheet BIWI linked to above) which is a more relaxed version. weight loss would be slower, but it would depend too on what your overall goal is - weight loss, general health etc

dellabob Tue 16-Apr-13 13:00:46

Hi, just dropping in as I'm an avid low Carber. Was doing for a year and maintaining wonderfully on LC lifestyle. I'm now pregnant and struggled to keep up it (craved bread to ease MS). Anyway, I still live by a few of the rules, but I noticed one of the posters on here mentioned breakfasts woes. my staples were batch cooking muffins on a Sunday, freezing and taking one out each morning. Saved the stress of trying to get ready for work and deal with LC brekkie. Anyway. from memory, the recipe is 1 jar of almond butter, 3 eggs (?) tsp baking powder, 1 tbs truvia(i think) blueberries and a splash of lemon extract. mix all together and pop in muffin trays and cook for about 20-25 mins. I usually get about 9. They are about 0.7 carbs per muffin and really keep you going.

Berries are fab for LC, even in first 2 weeks and my other staple was almond pancakes with berries and total greek yog, Again, froze them and took out each morning.

I also batch cooked sausage/egg muffins and froze for the week. 6 good quality sausages out of their skin and browned. Divide between muffin tray. Mix together 6 eggs, 60ml cream, 60ml water, dried herbs and poor over the sausage meat. Grate over soem some cheese and cook for about 20-30mins.

I'm sure you are all experts, but I am just envious of you all doing LC and I can't at the moment.
Sorry for long thread - just excited to see others on LC, seeing success and enjoying it. Good luck all and looking forward to getting back to that way of living again soon.

Doshusallie Tue 16-Apr-13 15:48:04

Popping in as another long term low carber, in maintenance. Was in the hairdressers on Saturday and overheard a long conversation a stylist was having with her client about the diet she was on to slim into her wedding dress in August.

"I have fat free yoghurt for breakfast.
I have 4 crispbreads for lunch with a scraping of low fat pate on them
I have chicken fried in a squirt of that fry light with a salad, no dressing
You can eat as much pasta, fruit and vegetables as you like and you are allowed 15 sins a day."

It was very difficult not to open my mouth. I would be STARVING on that diet, how is that maintainable.

I have just had a pile of leek and cabbage fried in butter, 2 bacon and 2 egg for lunch. [smug] grin

AuntieMaggie Tue 16-Apr-13 15:54:39

deliabob i struggle witb bf too so thank you!

pennylovesleonard Tue 16-Apr-13 15:59:50

Thanks willie, yep I think you're right it's ketosis that I need to avoid. Ill have a look at the boot camp light on the spread sheet

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