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Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: Yesterday at 08:57

Thank you Buttercup.  I have everything apart from Stevia.  I'm assuming you buy this from somewhere like Holland & Barrett or Waitrose so will go in search at lunchtime.  That does sound very yummy and could be the answer to my sweet cravings, but in moderation.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 14:26

Had a total fail today. Did some serious training last night and felt quite ill afterwards for a couple of hours.  Today breakfast was good - scrambled eggs, 1/2 salmon fillet and tomatoes - yum.  Then I just haven't fancied anything significant at all and felt really light headed.  Ended up eating a Magnum and Double Decker for lunch.  SO BAD and feeling terribly guilty.  I will be good again from now on.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 11:57
John Cox 8 wrote (see)

Very intrigued by the little to no sugar fudge recipe... fudge is my fave

Ditto.  Looking forward to the recipe.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 10:36

Thanks ButterCup.  Fudge?  Surely not fudge, fudge as that's a lot of sugar.  Fat bombs - undecided,  It's the name but might have to try them.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 10:02

Well I've really cut down on loads of sweet stuff and carbs.  Feel like I'm doing well, but it's early days.  I like endurance sport, and I'm not a sprinter and no good over short distances.  I know you have to do this kind of training to improve from time to time though, so I hit the park run at the weekend.  I HATE the park run.  Too short and too fast.  Beforehand I had cheesy scrambled egg for breakfast.  WU for 15 mins then did the run.  God I felt ill afterwards.  Very light headed, massive headache, shakey and could have eaten a scabby horse.  Am I right in thinking if you're hungry eat.  This is where I'm struggling.  Some days I'm hungry ALL DAY LONG.  I struggle to find any snacks that I like, other than nuts and I'm getting sick of them.  I don't like cheese unless it's cooked - so mini baby bels are out.  And we shouldn't eat processed meat - right?  This is where pepperamis would be a great snack for me, but not if we cannot eat processed meat.  Don't like jerky / billtong - texture thing.  It's hard but not sure I can do intensive training without some energy supplement in the form of carb drink / peanut 9 bar / banana etc.  Not feeling bloated at all though which is a huge bonus.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 12:22
Lee the Pea wrote (see)

Yep I find boredom/habit is a real issue!  That said, what I found worked best for me is to ask myself if I'm actually hungry or not.  90% of the time, when I've fancied something sweet, I've not actually been hungry.  I try to keep some biltong in my desk drawer, or bring in bits of cheese, nuts, full fat yoghurt etc. so if I do actually feel hungry I can eat that instead.

Focussing on hunger has been a bit of a light-bulb moment for me; made me realise how little of my eating was actually based on being hungry!  Eating at specific times (i.e. 12 noon therefore must be time to eat lunch) is also something I'm trying to avoid.  So i'll eat my lunch later on when I'm hungry.  Doing all that definitely helped me with cravings I have to say.

That sounds like a plan.  I'll ask myself if I'm actually hungry, which I'm not most of the time.  I just instinctively reach for a biscuit etc.  I like the idea of not eating lunch at 12pm too and only eating it when you're hungry.  Will see if this works.


Happychap wrote (see)

On another note (and sharing the pain) I had the worse ride ever this morning.  It was fasted but I didn't feel hungry.  Just had absolutely nothing in my legs.  Which I'm taking to be a good thing.  Adaptation can take a good month usually ( I'm 15 days into Whole 30) so half way there.

Crumbs it was awful. (shakes head)

Kind of laughing at the no legs HC, but at least you're halfway there.  I can have a good excuse now for being totally 5hite .  The main reason I want to try this low carb way, is to improve my training and times.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 10:02

I'm a bit similar to you Pea.  Really trying to stay on the LCHF wagon, but I have had the odd biscuit, piece of chocolate and ice cream.  I need to STOP, but finding it so hard.  I will try my hardest to stop eating this junk and only eat natural foods, no carbs.  I've eating much better than I was, but lots of room for improvement.  Really want to try this fat adapted training and therefore need to have more willpower.  Hopefully after a week or two I won't have the cravings for junk.  I think my main problem is boredom and/or habit when at work.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 14:04

Had a bad weekend as folks were down to stay and carbs were on the menu.  Could have eaten a lot worse though, so tried to be relatively good.

Back on track this week though and might try and a fasted long training session soon, but not this weekend.  Getting a bit limited with lunch ideas though - stir fry or salad seems to be the only things on my menu.  I don't eat cheese unless it's cooked.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 10:54

Yeah, I'm going down the white americano route from now on.  Didn't have anything else in the skinny latte!  I don't need to lose weight, but would be good to do endurance events without having to carry around as much food/snacks d to supply you with energy.  Obviously will have to carry some, but what I took with me for The Outlaw was ridiculous.  Ended up not eating much at all though, as I had bad stomach cramps an hour into the bike!  Thanks for all your advice.  Really helpful.  I will report back with my progress and use MFP to help me stay on track.

Low Carb (high fat) Pirates

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 08:26

Just downloaded MFP.  Set mine at 10% carbs, 65% fat and 25% protein.  Just input my decaf skinny latte and that's used up all of my carbs for the day.  Damn.  Obviously doing it all wrong as I wouldn't have thought there was any in that!  Oh well, need to be more strict.  Feeling better for not having so many carbs (rice, pasta, bread) and processed food in my diet and I've only been doing this for just over a week.  Will keep at it, as I think my training will benefit from this eventually.  I know it could take a few weeks, but I was expecting months.  Now I've downloaded the app, perhaps I can do this properly.  Can you set alerts on it, to say when you've reached your carb intake for the day etc?

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