No carbs after noon

(17 Posts)
GertyD Wed 29-Jan-14 18:12:20

That is what I am doing basically. I start the day with Fruit and Fibre, with yogurt instead of milk, and a banana. Lunch is egg/fish/meat with a salad, with mixed beans and dinner is again, some kind of protein and veggies.

I have completely cut out bread, potatoes, rice and pasta. My IBS is loads better, and I feel slimmer (forgot to weigh myself when I started), and my stomach is deffo flatter.

Has anyone else done this or us doing this? I have also cut out sugar.

GertyD Wed 29-Jan-14 18:13:19

On Day 10 now, will weigh in on Day 14 as weighed myself on Day 8.

BlueStones Tue 04-Feb-14 13:27:44

Yup, this is what I'm doing. I like oats too much to give them up, and I have toast on Sunday mornings.

I'm finding I don't miss sweets at all, but last Sunday I ate a sandwich at lunch and a carby stew in the evening ... put on overnight the 6 lb I had lost! So lesson learned for me - keep carbs for breakfast only.

GertyD Wed 05-Feb-14 08:32:09

Well in my second week I lost 5lbs, so am pretty chuffed with that.

I also miss bread and potatoes, but the overall benefits I am getting, digestion wise, is spurring me on.

Goes to show how bad sugar is! 6lbs as the result of one days naughtiness though? Blimey!

Custardo Wed 05-Feb-14 08:34:11

obviously reducing your intake is going to help you lose weight, but the premise behind Lcing is that you don't feed your body sugar so it uses the existing stores of fat - that includes natural sugar, some veggies, yoghurts, nuts, oats etc.

congrats on losing the weight,

GertyD Wed 05-Feb-14 16:47:23

Thanks. I have been losing weight for a while, but slacked off over November/December, and wanted to boost it to get to my target. I am now combining this lower carb thing with Weightwatchers, and running and it seems to be doing the trick.

Wedding is in May, so if I can be near my goal weight, then I will be happy. 7 stone in total to lose, and 2.5 to go.

BlueStones Wed 05-Feb-14 19:50:03

I guess it was just water weight going back on, Gerty, rather than fat ... which probably means that my 6 lb loss was not real either, it was just water. I am still doing reduced carbs, though, just because that way I am forced to eat more healthily in the long run.

GertyD Wed 05-Feb-14 20:34:27

Let me know how you get on. Hope it works for you smile

MrsPaddington Sat 08-Feb-14 08:43:40

So I could still eat carbs for breakfast but none in the afternoon and lose weight?
This could be brilliant for me.

FourArms Sat 08-Feb-14 09:06:07

Look at THD MrsP - you can have good carbs at any time, just not within 4hrs of a fat meal.

FourArms Sat 08-Feb-14 09:06:22

Sorry, the Harcombe Diet

Sounds great for you Gerty, effective and very sustainable which is the real key to successful weight loss, by which I mean maintaining a healthy weight and not feeling like you are 'on a diet' smile.

BlueStones Sat 08-Feb-14 11:41:27

... and my 6 lb have gone again, after less than a week back on the carns-only-at-breakfats wagon. It really must just be water going on and off.

BlueStones Sat 08-Feb-14 11:42:03

Carbs, even. I don't know what carns are.

GertyD Sat 08-Feb-14 13:06:17

Bluestones, are your scales ok? 6lbs would be a lot of water too.

GertyD Sat 08-Feb-14 13:07:50

Sleepwhenidie, it seems to work for now. Will keep monitoring it. Weigh in again on Monday.

BlueStones Sat 08-Feb-14 18:33:14

They're newish scales ... I've consulted Dr Google and apparently most of us carry about 5 lb in water weight, which comes off as soon as we start low-carbing (something about water being stored with glycogen). The real loss comes longer term as you stick to the plan. The good thing about this way of eating for me is I don;t get anywhere near as hungry, so I think I'll stick it out.

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