I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby Trigger » 16 May 2014, 6:36pm

No problem running out of things I like to eat. I had sausages and scrambled eggs for breaky, just about to go fry a steak for tea, fancy mushrooms in a cream (double, naturally) and mustard sauce, with cauli and broccoli in cheese. Probably followed by some greek yoghurt, more cream and a few raspberries.

A stone and a half gone eating like that in 6 weeks with the grand sum of two bike rides in that whole time. I don't count calories, fat, use a diary, watch portion sizes or anything else, all I do is avoid carbs, dead easy.

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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby Gearoidmuar » 28 Nov 2017, 8:11pm

There hasn't been a post in this, which I started for three and a half years.
How've I fared with my "fad" diet.

Well I eventually bottomed out at 13:00, a net loss of about 40lb. Since I've hovered around that and at the moment I'm 2lb under. In other words my weight is static for 3.5y at a BMI of under 23 without calorie counting at all and just watching the carbs. I feel great and recently rode my fourth and last Lejog with Chris Ellison. I make it my business to eat all nice food on this regime. I don't go around thinking of food much.

On the first night we met up for Lejog, at beginning of September, one of the members of the tour who's a person trainer was talking about the importance of carbs for exercise. I told him that I would do the second day, from Lostwithiel over Dartmoor to Exeter, about 65m with 6800ft of climbing on no carbs at all. I did,and finished before him and my bike was 15lb heavier than his and he was a really lean guy. That amazed him.
But you adapt. The two main things are that you don't bonk at all, and the muscles are less sore in the morning. Some people need a little or more carb. I don't.

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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Nov 2017, 10:33pm

What did you eat that day, what did the other rider eat?
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Postby Gearoidmuar » 29 Nov 2017, 9:14am

I had eggs, more eggs, rashers of bacon, more rashers, cheese, cold meat, more cheese, more cold meat, tin of fish, dinner without starch, cheese for dessert! He ate a mixture of food, a pretty healthy diet, actually.

I normally eat about 50g of carbs a day. The carbs are in green veg, nuts, yogurt, dark chocolate and berries. I eat no fruit, proper, no starch. I'm totally used to this. I do have an odd potato and an odd slice of bread with soup in a restaurant.

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Postby hondated » 29 Nov 2017, 3:52pm

Gearoidmuar wrote:I had eggs, more eggs, rashers of bacon, more rashers, cheese, cold meat, more cheese, more cold meat, tin of fish, dinner without starch, cheese for dessert! He ate a mixture of food, a pretty healthy diet, actually.

I normally eat about 50g of carbs a day. The carbs are in green veg, nuts, yogurt, dark chocolate and berries. I eat no fruit, proper, no starch. I'm totally used to this. I do have an odd potato and an odd slice of bread with soup in a restaurant.

Pleased to read that you have been so successful and I only wish I had your tenacity. I really do need to lose some timber but if only it was just like taking a coat off.

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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby niggle » 29 Nov 2017, 7:26pm

Gearoidmuar wrote:I had eggs, more eggs, rashers of bacon, more rashers, cheese, cold meat, more cheese, more cold meat, tin of fish, dinner without starch, cheese for dessert! He ate a mixture of food, a pretty healthy diet, actually.

I normally eat about 50g of carbs a day. The carbs are in green veg, nuts, yogurt, dark chocolate and berries. I eat no fruit, proper, no starch. I'm totally used to this. I do have an odd potato and an odd slice of bread with soup in a restaurant.

To me that reads like a recipe for terminal constipation! Also I have recently become vegan which is pretty much incompatible with your diet, however I don't regret my new diet as what I thought was IBS, that I have suffered with for about 15 years, has suddenly completely disappeared. My conclusion is that actually I am lactose intolerant, a very common condition that often develops with age.

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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby TrevA » 29 Nov 2017, 11:02pm

Gearoidmuar wrote:I had eggs, more eggs, rashers of bacon, more rashers, cheese, cold meat, more cheese, more cold meat, tin of fish, dinner without starch, cheese for dessert! He ate a mixture of food, a pretty healthy diet, actually.

I normally eat about 50g of carbs a day. The carbs are in green veg, nuts, yogurt, dark chocolate and berries. I eat no fruit, proper, no starch. I'm totally used to this. I do have an odd potato and an odd slice of bread with soup in a restaurant.


I've been attempting a LCHF diet, but one of the issues I have with it, is lack of variety. I get sick of eating omelettes and bacon and eggs for breakfast and lunch.

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Postby mjr » 6 Dec 2017, 12:39pm

Gearoidmuar wrote:I had eggs, more eggs, rashers of bacon, more rashers, cheese, cold meat, more cheese, more cold meat, tin of fish, dinner without starch, cheese for dessert! He ate a mixture of food, a pretty healthy diet, actually.

Where most eggs, most cheeses, some cold meats (especially sausages and things like haslet) and some fish contain carbs... it's probably low-carb, not the claimed "no carbs at all". Cheat! ;)
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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby Gearoidmuar » 7 Dec 2017, 8:26am

Perfection is the anithesis of Function!

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Postby brynpoeth » 7 Dec 2017, 11:44am

Gearoidmuar wrote:Perfection is the anithesis of Function!


Please explain briefly, diolch

*Forms follows function* I think
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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby Gearoidmuar » 15 Dec 2017, 1:36pm

Diolch??

Antithesis of function. If you try to perfect something you can screw it up or hesitate so much you don't actually do it.

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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Dec 2017, 6:52pm

Diolch = thanks in Welsh :wink:

Porridge is in right now, I started a thread with a poll, the vast majority of those who answered like porridge

Sample size: dozens!
Or maybe I have just proved that porridge eaters like answering polls
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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby Gearoidmuar » 16 Dec 2017, 4:30pm

I like porridge too but it doesn't seem to like me!

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Re: I'm posting this here as it's important stuff..Diet etc

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Dec 2017, 4:34pm

Gearoidmuar wrote:I like porridge too but it doesn't seem to like me!


There are many different types of porridge or porridge-like foods, try a wikicheck
I understand intestinal bacteria and the climate inside can vary a lot
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