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Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 17:52

Incidentally, I have a lady I've been run training for a few years who after listening to me rave about high fat low carb (and apparently watching my body change shape dramatically over the last couple of years) tried it.

She's 68 and had 'significant health issues' (and an addiction to bread and crisps apparently).    In just over eight weeks she's lost nearly two stone and has had to significantly reduce blood pressure medication after logging a 100/68.

More importantly, she looks really well.  She has a glow and shine in her eyes I've never seen before.  The change is truely remarkable and lots of people in the run club have commented on it.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 11:21

The key thing is it's not a no carb diet.  There are plenty of carbs in the fruit and veg.  It's more a no crap/grain diet (nothing refined or manufactured).

Pirate in Leatherhead?

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 11:16

Shas - If you do need company then pop in and have a chat.  There'll be some winter training rides as we already have plans afoot for next year

Ride100

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 11:15

Pirate in Leatherhead?

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 10:57

I'll give you a wave if you go past CD

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 10:53

You don't need to be a culinary master, just organised.  I slow roast a lot of meat and will bulk cook so I can get several meals out of it (Makes it cheaper too).  A slow cooker is invaluable as is an oven.  With a few herbs and spices you can make the most delicious meals without much cooking.  I'm a master of one pot wonders! 

Fundamentally this will either become a way of life for you or it won't. Simples

Typical days for me would be...

Breakfast
Streaky bacon and sauteed mushrooms
Last nights leftovers
100% meat sausages (the butcher makes them for me)
vegetable stirfry
Frittata or omelete (when I'm eating eggs) - lots of yummy recipes out there

Lunch
Cold meat and salad generally - although often I don't need lunch

Dinner
Chicken casserole with whatever veg is in season
Thai Green chicken/pork curry
Slow roast belly pork with seasonal greens and homemade coleslaw (I make my mayonnaise like Duda above)
Leg of Lamb - yum and a half leg will keep me going most of the week
Roast chicken with veg
Chicken/pork stir fry

Dinner is generally satisfying enough but if I feel like dessert I'll whip some cream and mix a few berries in.

In the week before/after a big event (marathon/Ironman or race I want to PB at) I'll add some sweet potato to the meal.

If I need comfort food I'll cook some mashed potato and add loads of butter and cream to it.  Or add some black pudding to my breakfast.

I eat out a reasonable amount, steak is always a good choice.  And Indian restaurants go from being a nightmare to being great.  Chicken Tikka or Tikka mixed grill with a side portion of cauliflower or spinach bhaji (hold the rice and naan bread).

I tend to cook with either ghee, coconut oil or veg oil.  Unlike Duda, I don't mind the occasional bit of cream in my coffee (it's a nice treat) but only have one or two a day.  Tea is drunk black - it doesn't take long to get used to it.

Snacks
I keep a supply of cashews in case of emergency
And beef jerky but from a proper deli rather than the sweetened packet stuff you get in the supermarket
Crispy pre cooked streaky I cook first thing and keep in the fridge

One thing that was also really important for me was not to substitute bad habits.  So for example, although lots of the paleo websites have lots of recipes for sweet treats I refuse to go down the line of making them.  Comfort eating is a big problem for me so I avoid making anything (no matter how low carb/paleo they were) that fits the 'snack' market.  For me it is about changing behaviour and habits.  It helps to break the carb addiction.

Pirate in Leatherhead?

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 10:22

There are a few pirates this way Ironshas.  It could be Cheerful Dave who works over that way.

Ironman Lanzarote 2016

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 16:28

Thank you Mrs SA   Is it time to start training yet?

Outlaw 2016

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 15:53

Haha, loving the Russian roulette idea.  And surprisingly Trogs and Undead Monkey are up for it

 

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 14:15

Podds, I eat more than I did previously but it is all real food, not synthetic or manufacturered (I grow a lot of the fruit and veg myself).

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