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#101 fruitbat72

Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

No. sexycat, no health issues as such - I do have a long and difficult history with bulimia and binge eating though so the thought of eating "naughty" foods like cheese and bread is a bit confronting.

This week is also my period so I am really getting all the triggers over and done with at once. I know I can do this - I only want to lose 10kg so weight loss may take a bit of time but I need to get this crap out of my life

#102 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

What better way to get through a period than stuffing yourself with cheese and kabana?

It must be a huge mental shift for you, but think of it this way.

Cheese is pretty much just milk.  Milk is protein and lactose.  Protein is good for you. Lactose is good for you.  Any fats in it are natural fats and will go towards cell reparation and the smooth running of your body. This makes cheese full of win.  Kabana is probably less win, but is rescued by the fact that it complements cheese so well!

#103 fruitbat72

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

I am suffering mega choc cravings at the moment - went to pick up DSD from her auntys and aunty had given her and DD1 a bag of Easter eggs
They are currently sitting at the top of the pantry calling to me


I'm not listening!

Poor DF has now got a major headache from no sugar - how long did it take for these symptoms to pass?

#104 catmeow82

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

welcomes fruitbat!

Rice Malt syrup is in coles in the health food section near the organic honey. it is devine.

try and slowly get used to eating more cheese and nuts etc. the fat really is good for u. i've never lost weight so steadily. we eat cream, butter, full fat milk and cheese like there is no tomorrow! the extra fat will help you though the detox. i found i ate loads of cheese and nuts while i detoxed and have cut back a bit naturally since my appetite is under control.

we have a bag of chocolate from easter sitting here. i get so tempted by it. worst thing today was when we were hot from being at the park and all i wanted was a maccas icecream!!!

lucky dh was driving cause he refused to stop.

#105 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:52 PM

I missed out on the headaches, thank goodness.  I would say similar to smoking - about a week for the physical symptoms, but cravings 3-4 weeks seems to be normal.

I noticed an increase in mental clarity and obvious reduction of stress symptoms by about day 4 though, plus better sleep.

If you feel the need to comfort eat to avoid putting the easter eggs in your mouth, go for your life.  That will pass in about 10 days and you'll only eat when you're hungry.  Mine choices were cubed cheese, plain potato chips and peanuts.

#106 catmeow82

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

corn chips are good too... plain ones... yum

#107 fruitbat72

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

Another question - did you start losing weight straight away or did it take a week or so?

#108 catmeow82

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

I lost more in the first two weeks then it slowed down. i'm averaging a couple of 100g a week. i'd love it to be more but i'm happy cause i'm full and eating good food and it isn't going up!!

#109 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

I started losing about 500g a week straight away, some weeks I lost a kilo.  I weighed daily, but only recorded on the weekends.

Gained a kilo over christmas, then straight back to losing once I cut out the party food.  I've been far less strict since then and have still lost, but indulging for me now is a FAR smaller affair until this Easter where I've gotten a bit out of control and need to mentally rein myself in again

#110 TheGreenSheep

Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

QUOTE (fruitbat72 @ 15/04/2012, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another question - did you start losing weight straight away or did it take a week or so?

Quite a few put on weight in the first few weeks. I can't remember, but I think i was so high from overdosing on Reece's peanut butter cups the weeks before that there was only one way for my weight to go LOL.

#111 Crap Napper

Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

I didn't lose anything until about week 3,  and in the 5 (or is it 6?) weeks I've been doing this I have lost ago 2kg in total. But I am sleeping so much better now, that is reward enough for me, and my skin looks so clear too.

#112 fruitbat72

Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

The way it is looking ATM is that I have maintained which is intensely frustrating - I still have the headache this morning and feel like crud. All my demons are telling me to give up as there is no point if I am not losing weight.

I won't give up as I eat far too much sugary crap as it is. Sugar is my version of crack. I guess how I feel is far more important that what I weigh.

#113 catmeow82

Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

Today's discovery & purchase - nestle malted milk!!! yay yay yay. so excited. i love malted milk and haven't had it in years. hopefully the kids like it. will make a fantastic alternative to choc and strawberry milk! so glad it is fructose free!!!

fruitbat - stick out the withdrawel... life is good when it is over original.gif

#114 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

don't give up, fruitbat!  5 days is a very short time for your body to start really getting into processing and breaking down the fat it has stored.  What I found helped was going for a walk.  Not a huge long exhausting walk, but just a refreshing medium length walk at a very slightly elevated walking pace.  That would usually knock 100g off for DH and I.  Plus, we both felt really good and clear-headed afterwards, which was a bonus.

#115 Crap Napper

Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:21 AM

Just wanted to share this recipe with you, for cheesecake flavoured iecream:Here  It is sensational. Yes, a bit hard when frozen overnight, but if you freeze it in individual servings you don't need to scoop it. I subbed rice malt syrup for the agave, and used sweetleaf vanilla creme stevia. Very easy too.

Incidentally, that vanilla creme stevia is great in natural mineral water - 3 drops in a glass makes a refreshing creaming soda drink. I'm thinking now of a creamy soda and cheesecake icecream spider LOL.

Edited by willanddaisysmum, 17 April 2012 - 06:24 AM.

#116 fruitbat72

Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:32 AM

Good news - I have lost 0.7kg in a week *happy dance*
Just wish my headache would go away

#117 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

QUOTE (catmeow82 @ 16/04/2012, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Today's discovery & purchase - nestle malted milk!!! yay yay yay. so excited. i love malted milk and haven't had it in years. hopefully the kids like it. will make a fantastic alternative to choc and strawberry milk! so glad it is fructose free!!!

No WAY! Really???? That is awesome, I am getting some! I love it on ice cream, so if I make my own ice cream, I can have it with malted milk, which is awesome!

QUOTE (fruitbat72 @ 17/04/2012, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good news - I have lost 0.7kg in a week *happy dance*
Just wish my headache would go away

I maintained for the first 4 weeks, but as it turned out I was eating a few things that I *thought* were sugar free, but weren't.

Then I lost 3kg in 3 weeks. I then had some sugar and had cycle/hormonal stuff and went up. The last 6 weeks, I've  had -0.9, -1.4, -1, -0.1, +0.2, -0.6.

Interestingly, I don't even count how long I've been doing it anymore. It's not a chore, I don't find it hard anymore.

I still want to try that lemon meringue recipe using glucose!

I modified the SPQP Anzac cookies and they tasted DELICIOUS! But I love that I can now have 2 and that's enough, I don't crave more.

Makes approx. 24

2 cups plain flour
1 cup rolled oats
¾ cup coconut
1/2  cup dextrose
150 g butter
¾ cup RMS
3 tablespoons boiling water
4 tablespoons glucose syrup
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat oven to 150 (or 170 for me, because we don't have a fan!)
Mix the flour, oats, coconut and dextrose in a large bowl.
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Then add the glucose, water and RMS and when it just starts to boil, remove from heat.
Pour the hot liquid into the bowl and mix.
Put heaped teaspoons of mix onto parchment covered oven trays. They spread, so leave a decent amount of space between.
Bake until just starting to brown on the edges (for me that was 17mins for a full tray of them. They burnt when I left them for 25 mins.)

#118 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE (fruitbat72 @ 17/04/2012, 08:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good news - I have lost 0.7kg in a week *happy dance*
Just wish my headache would go away

that is so exciting!  I'm sorry about your headache though sad.gif  How long have you had it now? You might find it's actually tension from your shoulders because of your muscles tensing during withdrawal.  Take it as an opportunity to reward yourself with a nice massage!

#119 ~A2~

Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:46 PM

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