Monday, 13 January 2014

Trina's Progress - Week One On '' The Low Carb Diet ''

Well one week has past, and health wise I feel great, the first week is always the hardest as that is the week you wean yourself off everything, sugars, breads, potatoes and who doesn't love potatoes dripping with butter parsley and garlic.

I am a natural size 18 but I tend to either be a small fit, or a large fit and just lately that large fit has increased to a size 20, I have a couple of flights this year and those plane seats are not very comfortable if your having to squeeze into them.

So I decided that I would do this food plan for 6-7 weeks to see if I could shed a few kg's.
You normally loose 6-7 kg in the first two weeks on ''Phase One'' as they call it.

I have previously done the ''Low Carb Diet'' about 10 years ago and it was very successful, but I was always constipated and towards the end lacked energy and suffered from headaches, and as I am a migraine sufferer I gave up.

But I put that down to not drinking water- I hate it, can't stand it, never have never will
And I was not getting enough fibre in my system
And I was not exercising regularly.

So this time around I am doing it differently, and I have survived week one with

No Headaches
No Constipation
No Withdraws
No Cheating

Did I have lunch out -

Yes I chose the Bacon Sandwich without the bread, and had an oil dressing

Did I have dinner out- 

Yes I chose Scollapini Steak and Mushrooms cooked in a cream sauce, & I did not have the potato pom poms I asked for a side salad instead.

Weight Loss- 3 kgs

Best tip for the week:

Be Prepared, have food ready at all times, so your not tempted to renege.

Food For The Week:


Eggs, Eggs, Eggs, 

Eggs until your sick of them,
You can have them poached, fried, scrambled, as an omelette with bacon how ever you like them, I lasted 4 days.

Stuffed Mushrooms 

Stuffed Mushrooms for breakfast- yep you heard me right.
They are delicious:

To make, you need 6 flat mushrooms

1/4 cup of Cottage Cheese
3 Tablespoons of Feta Cheese
1 Chopped tomato
1 Tablespoon of chopped spring onion
A few pepper strips, any colour
and 1 teaspoon of Basil Pesto

Combine and place on top of the mushrooms, and garnish with S&P and some green spring onion leaves.

I keep 2 in the fridge and freeze the other 4.
When you need them grill for 5-10 minutes under a low grill, these are delicious.

Feta Topped Tomotoes

The uncooked product

The cooked product

These are quite unique but yummy as a breakfast food, when you cannot look at another egg.

To make these.

2 Tomatoes
4 Tablespoons of Feta Cheese
1 teaspoon of Basil Pesto
Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar
Spring onion Greens To garnish

Bake for 20 minutes in a low oven
These keep for 2-3 days covered and then just microwave when you want them, or you could cook them fresh when required.


Nuts Nuts

These kept me at bay a couple of times, but when I did feel peckish I grabbed a handful of nuts

There are Brazil, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Almonds, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, and are very filling.
25 grams was 2.4 carbs, so I tried not to over indulge.

Carrot Sticks

Having these cut up and handy in the fridge was awesome, I could nibble while I was cooking tea.

Diabetic Jelly

If I craved something sweet this got me through just a few tablespoons full of any flavour, I had it ready in the fridge and could have it night or day.


Black Coffee & Tea
Herbal Tea's as long as they didn't have fruit sugar sweetners
6 Glasses of yukky water a day ( most days I would do 4)
Sprite Zero


I had my normal dinners, as long as it wasn't anything coated in breadcrumbs, or had chips, potatoes or pasta or anything with sugar in it.
I then had more vegetables or omitted veges and had a huge salad, with the works on it.
And chose a dressing that had very little carbs, such as Eta's yogurt and garlic dressing.


I tried to do at least 20 minutes a day, but only achieved this 5 days out of the 7.

Well that is it for week one, stay tuned for week two.

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