low carb diet, suggestions?

  • ashyboi5000

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    Jan 09, 2014 9:58 PM GMT
    (not sure if this section or performance eating)

    I'm currently sitting between 68kg and 70kg in weight and about 1.74m in height and about 15% bdoy fat. 28" jeans are the ones I'm having to buy now...even got an XS jumper in the sales!

    But I'm wanting to kick the last of the flab I feel I have around the lower stomach and chest and I'm considering cutting out carbs, atleast for lunch meals.

    What are people's thoughts on this? I eat fairly healthily anyway.

    porridge or muesli

    lunch (typically):
    sandwich with meat and salad
    walker sunbites

    it's too varied, but usually meat and veg, side is something like rice or potato.

    So I think if I went down the low-carb it would be lunch to change, or is there something else to try?

    Also if I do the low carb, any links for lunch suggestions? All i found was basically some form of meat and salad and maybe the odd tortilla wrap.
  • Adozark

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    Jan 09, 2014 11:28 PM GMT
    I follow the Paleo diet and I've never felt better, it's great for losing weight too. There are plenty of great websites that have all kinds of recipes.
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    Jan 09, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
    Starchy carbs are inexpensive, easy or effortless to prepare, delicious and bring instant satisfaction. That is why they are so hard to give up.

    One of the things you can do is to eat more healthy fat to compensate for the feeling of satisfaction provided by carbs. Eat raw nuts too, especially almonds.

    Anything sweet, including fruit and fruit juice, has the same fat-gaining effect that carbs have. Artificial sweeteners increase food cravings and screw with your insides, so read labels carefully.

    You might consider things like making a gigantic veggie stir-fry and eating it for days as a side dish. These are non-fattening non-starchy carbs. Smother them in olive oil.

    Protein is also a great way to feel satisfied, gain muscle, and lose fat. But it mostly means eating meat. On the other hand cheese, eggs and plain full-fat yogurt are good meat alternatives. The diet you've shown looks like it may lack protein.

    Your new diet still looks a little carb and sweet heavy, but it may work in cutting fat if it is a drastic reduction from what you are used to.

    I know a guy who can cut 10 pounds just by reducing his potato chip consumption.
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    Jan 10, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    Check out keto www.reddit.com/r/keto
  • joxguy

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    Jan 10, 2014 7:33 PM GMT
    Tortilla wraps always sound good, but if it is flower tortillas, that turns into sugar right away, I would stay away from them or just eat the insides.
  • LJay

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    Jan 10, 2014 7:37 PM GMT
    Take some time to study "carbohydrate content of foods" [Google it.] Then go to sites like American Diabetic Association and American Heart Association to look for dietary suggesions. You may not have to be quite so strict with it all, but good exercise and a low carb, low fat diet will keep you trim.

    A good way to manage things is The Zone Diet. Check it out.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 10, 2014 7:40 PM GMT
    Eliminate the rice or potato at dinner. Unless it is brown rice and sweet potato.
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    Jan 10, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    That diet is loaded with carbs! Cut that fruit out replace with veggies,cut that sandwich out have a salad. Carbs are ok before and after a workout preferably with protein , but try to eat mostly lean meat and veggies in your diet . Up your cardio..I know I hate it too but we gotta do it
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    Jan 10, 2014 11:02 PM GMT
    Bread and water. Without the bread.
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    Jan 11, 2014 9:38 AM GMT
    Remove everything white from your diet, rice, flour, potato, wheat, sugar.
    Increase your fat and protein intake, get your carbs from veggies.
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    Jan 11, 2014 10:07 AM GMT
    drink lemon to water no sugar
    drink green tea
    add spices to foods turmeric chillies paprika
  • ashyboi5000

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    Jan 13, 2014 9:45 PM GMT
    Thanks guys, well those with serious responses icon_razz.gif

    What I've listed is what I've currently been eating. I was planning to change lunches over today but I had a store bought sandwich left over from the weekend so deciding to use that up instead of "wasting" the money.

    Tomorrow I'm planning the "no/low carb lunch." Homemade burger and veg. I can't beleive fruit is a no-no, I love it.
  • NiceGuyJase

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    Jan 17, 2014 1:17 PM GMT
    I'm presently carb cycling. Very low carb on Cardio days and then higher on Weight/Strength training days. So far its been working great! Good luck, low carb/carb cycling really does work when you're consistent.