The Big (not so) Beautiful Lie

Originally posted on LoveKarmaFood:
When you are first diagnosed with chronic illness/pain, you are very quickly acquainted with dread and fear which are inextricably linked, in addition to overwhelming anxiety. Chronic illness and pain are something which are uniquely foreign to that which we are accustom to. These are not the flu or a cold,…

[20/10] Weigh In – 5Kg down

Notes 5kg down Weight 123.3kg So I’m down 5kg, which is encouraging. I haven’t as yet given in to any cravings. One thing that I’ve noticed is I’ve not had many cravings this time around. After the progress meter, I’ve included a couple of stats. Lbs Stones Kg Total Loss 12 0.83 5 Avg. Weekly…

A night flight from Dublin

I’m sat on a flight heading back to the UK from a work trip to Dublin. As I was waiting for the plane to take-off, I realised that I had managed the two days of the trip, without breaking my diet. No stray carbs have passed my lips in the past two days. I was…

Sunday Blues

Sundays are often an odd experience for me. I struggle with having to iron shirts and prep for the week ahead. Somehow it’s always felt like I’m starting work right then and there. I’ve got a challenging week ahead. I’m travelling to see a client on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Not normally an issue,…

[13/01] Weigh In – Doing Well

Notes This is my first proper weigh in. I was so pleased that the diet is working. Weight 124.9kg The first week’s weight loss is often one often one of the largest. It’s not indicative of the overall weight loss trend. My aim is to lose around 1kg (2lbs) a week, but it will vary….

The Red List

Red foods contain all the foods to avoid as they will be high carbohydrate foods (e.g. potatoes, rice). I strongly suggest you avoid all the items on this list, or, at best, eat them very occasionally and restrict the amount when you do. They will do nothing to help you in your attempt to reach…

The Amber List

Amber foods include ingredients containing between 6g and 25g of carbs per 100g (6% – 25%). If you are endeavouring to go into ketosis, this list will assist you to stay under a total of 50g carbs for the day. These are all net carbs and they are all 23 to 25g per indicated amount….

The Green List

Green is an all-you-can-eat list – you choose anything you like without worrying about the carbohydrate content as all the foods will be between 0 to 5g/100g. It will be almost impossible to overdo your carbohydrate intake by sticking to this group of foods. Eat a moderate amount of good quality (not processed) animal protein…

Chicken, Bacon & Cabbage Soup

This is a quick, soup recipe that’s easy to make, delicious and filling. I had a few things left in the fridge and had been fancying something savoury and hot all afternoon. Normally that would mean a large piece of beef was on the menu, but inspiration hit me and I knocked this together in…

[06/01] Weigh In – It Beings

Notes This is my first real weigh in. I was not expecting anything on this one as it’s been the holiday season and the diet hasn’t really kicked in yet. Weight 129kg