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    ShereeKim
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    Today I had yoghourt for breakfast, a couple of slices of chicken for lunch and this evening I stir fried chicken, peppers, chilli, onions and put on top of mashed (with butter) cauliflower and broccolli, followed by a handful of blueberries and greek yoghourt. Although I didn't eat much during the day my evening meal seemed such a lot - is it too much?

    My other question is this - am I right in thinking that I can have any vegetable in the fat meal except potatoes and possibly parsnips, beetroot and carrots which should are only good for a carb meal?

    Sorry one more question - I can use olive oil to fry with in a carb meal? Is there a limit to how much I can use?

    thanks so much for being here

    ShereeKim

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    Hiya,

    Q1 - That sounds perfect! - The key is to not be hungry - Eat until you are comfortably full

    Q2 - Yup - That is spot on!

    Q3 - You can indeed use olive oil to fry with in carb meals - I tend to use 1/2 - 1 tbsp depending on the size of the meal.

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    Ooops this could be where I've been going wrong and not losing much since starting p2, I've been eating carrots with fat meals thinking that they are OK.

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    ShereeKim,

    I think I eat an awful lot more than you. A breakfast of an omelette made with 3 eggs plus some coconut milk & goats cheese will only fill me up until about 11am some days. Lunch is often a large salmon fillet or lamb burgers or a lot of roast chicken (about a third of a chicken) with a very large salad or roasted vegetables. Dinner will be similar. When I make a bolognaise sauce, I'll use a 500g pack of mince and I'll eat around a third or what I make. So, what I'm saying is that you can eat a lot and I seem to be losing more weight now that I am eating more. When I first started this diet, I was convinced that I wouldn't lose anything unless I stuck to about 1600 calories a day but I wasn't losing anything doing that.

    As for carrots, they are allowed with a fat meal, but as they are one of the starchier veg, it is preferable to have them with something like white fish or the leaner cuts of meat.

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    Thank you all so much for you responses. Ordinarily when something seemed too good to be true it was - but this diet is completely different. I'm about to start day 10, my 5th day of phase 2, and in total I have lost 10lbs. I don't crave bread, sweets, biscuits or anything, although I have noticed myself overly drawn to dairy i.e keep thinking about ice-cream and find it difficult to put down greek yoghurt once picked up, so suspect I may have to be a little careful with that.

    thank you all

    ShereeKim

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    sian,

    really, i am convinced that around 1600 i should lose weight. Too scared to go higher. i cycle to school and back everyday which is total 6 miles and next week we start show dance and acrobatics so i know ill be getting exercise. It is really hard to forgot about calories. im phase 2 and i introduced apples (first thing in morning) and now have tried a litte bit of soya milk ( just the water and soybeans one). I EAT CARB BREAKFAST AND at lunch sometimes they have this salad bar at the market, with all types of beans olives, little hummus, couscous, antural ingrediatns that i eat. Do you think all fat melas is the way to lose. I really prefer quinoa and beans to meat.

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    Hi golfersuse. I do think that we are all different with unique calorie requirements but I would think that 1600 cals is not enough if you are quite an active person. I think it would be the amount I would need if I were to stay in bed all day. It is really hard to get out of that cutting calories mentality, but I believe it's important to do so for long term weight loss and maintenance. I am actually quite a fan of carb meals and lost less when I was on all fat meals. From my point of view, it is good to have a mix of both. Quinoa & beans are a wonderful meal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShereeKim View Post
    Today I had yoghourt for breakfast, a couple of slices of chicken for lunch and this evening I stir fried chicken, peppers, chilli, onions and put on top of mashed (with butter) cauliflower and broccolli, followed by a handful of blueberries and greek yoghourt. Although I didn't eat much during the day my evening meal seemed such a lot - is it too much?

    My other question is this - am I right in thinking that I can have any vegetable in the fat meal except potatoes and possibly parsnips, beetroot and carrots which should are only good for a carb meal?

    Sorry one more question - I can use olive oil to fry with in a carb meal? Is there a limit to how much I can use?

    thanks so much for being here

    ShereeKim
    oh nooooo I had carrots with my roast chicken yesterday and read a recipe for gravy that contained a puree parsnip so confused, so carrots only with carb meals and parnship gravy for car meals then?

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    Carrots and parsnips are pretty much fine with fat meals, unless you have really stalled and are trying to go very low carb!

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    That's fine, as long as your not carb sensitive as These are both ok with fat meals. I have carrots and parsnips with my roasts dinners every time.

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