View Full Version : getting started
01-02-2009, 02:10 PM
HI, just joined this great forum, did Atkins many years ago,It worked a treat.
My problem is just getting started on this low carb eating,I love bread& sushi so much,I've been thinking about going on the iso whey replacement drink for a while,just to get me started.
I'm an empty nester and find I get bored!!!!! I'm 54 and I now menopause is giving me a heck of a time .
I've never been more than one or two dress sizes over weight,but the extra weight makes me feel sluggish.
How do I get myself motivated? HELP!!!!!!! any suggestions?::confused::
01-02-2009, 02:18 PM
Welcome Jedka :)
I am not a sushi eater so I don't have any tips there but bread can easily be replaced on a low carb diet, the oopsi rolls (http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?t=5230) for instance are a great alternative that is induction friendly.
The main thing with getting started is to keep trying, you will get there, for some people it takes a few goes to get back into the swing of things. The further along you go the easier it will become.
Also make sure everything is okay, thyroid and other hormonal problems are common especially as we get older and these can really effect how we feel as well as cause weight and other issues. Thyroid 101 (http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=4269)
01-02-2009, 02:28 PM
thanks for such a quick reply Sherrie,but what do you think about the isowhey replacement?
01-02-2009, 02:44 PM
I am not very keen on meal replacements diets for two reasons. One is that they typically bring calories down too low and limit fat too much, which can do more harm then good in the long run and secondly is because they don't teach you how to turn low carb diet into a lifestyle. A lot of people really struggle after they finish their diet be it low carb or not but this is exaggerated on diets like these because they are used to simply making a protein shake.
However, for something quick as an emergency etc I am sure they are okay but I am guessing you will probably find isowhey over priced in comparison to a low carb protein shake. I was just trying to quickly look up the actual ingredients but I can't find that info all I could find was that they contain xylitol and whey protein. I did find their nutritional breakdown however and one serve was only 107 calories which is very little so you would want to make sure you add more calories to it.
I love sushi :) But I've now gone from sushi to sushimi instead (without rice, straight fish) and I've always loved that so I love this as much. As for breads, I too make oopsie rolls, cauliflower bread sticks and have low carb wraps instead. Its funny in the beginning you feel soooo deprived when giving up a food you love (mine was rice/pasta/potato) but now I don't miss it, and it actually makes me feel slightly ill when thinking about eating it because I know how bad it is for me, how sick I feel afterwards, the sugar cravings it causes and so forth. And I never thought I'd be the person I am now. Take it slowly one day at a time, there is a lot of tricks and tips to learn and they will help you with your journey.
Oh and welcome to POH!
01-02-2009, 03:35 PM
Thanks Evey & Sherrie,I too love pasta,bread, potato, cereal, BAD I know but oh so hard to give up,Yes I will try these oopsie rolls.
I do love smoked trout& salmon but I need avocado and tomato to go with it then of course I put it between two slices of bread!!!!
You can make some yummy rollups with smoked salmon, line with cream cheese or japanese kewpie mayo (0 carbs) then add whatever filling you like... (I normally add avocado). Roll it up and omnomnomnom. You can also make small ones where you just roll up the salmon/cream cheese/mayo roll then stab with a toothpick and then add half a cherry tom or some avocado to the stick and you've got yourself a tasty retro dish :)
01-02-2009, 04:00 PM
someone on this forum made sushi without rice
i tried and its nice
you lay nori out then a layer of egg omelette, then i had a ham slice and rolled up
was really good
it just depends on what you flavour the egg with - still could use a bit of vinegar
not the real thing but a not bad substitute
03-02-2009, 03:28 PM
thanks all wonderful ideas,does anyone know of any products that you can buy from the supermarkets?
I remember once seeing low carb pasta,what's out there? any ideas??????
03-02-2009, 03:39 PM
You might find some ideas in the thread: Low Carb Products We Find In Australia (http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?t=4177)
Make sure to add any you come across that aren't in there!
03-02-2009, 04:08 PM
your magic sherrie thank so much.I'll see what I can find
03-02-2009, 07:27 PM
You're Welcome :)
Welcome Jedka :) this forum is a great place to be - heaps of support and helpful advice.
In a pinch I use the Atkins Shakes but try not to rely on them too much.
06-02-2009, 10:18 AM
shez thanks for the welcome,where do you get the Atkins shakes? I thought isowhey would be ok what do you think?
Atkins Shakes are available from Woolworths and Coles in the Health Food aisle.
Do you have the nutritional breakdown for IsoWhey?
06-02-2009, 02:14 PM
Hi Jedka and welcome ,
I also love smoked salmon , avacado and tomato and you know what the great thing is , you can still have all of them . I am doing Atkins and never have an issue when i eat these yummies . I also used to love all the things that you do , hmmm especially sushi , but now I rarely miss these foods , and if I do slip up with the bread ( very occasionally still) I always regret it , my body just doesn't cope any more . So basically i am just letting you know that we are all like this at the begining but soon adjust , and feel great for it . I wish you all the very best for your weightloss journey , may improved health come to you real soon.
All the best
07-02-2009, 11:21 AM
sorry,no I don't have any Idea what the nutritional value would be,I thought someone here would have a clue.thanks
07-02-2009, 11:29 AM
Thanks Daisy,It is a struggle without cereal & bread it's weird every time I need to eat I always think about a sandwich with my yummy fillings.I just don't seem to get my head around no BREAD!!!!!!
07-02-2009, 11:29 AM
All I can find is that it is 107.8 calories, 15.1g protein, 4.4g carbs, 7g xylitol and 1.3g fat. If you have the double chocolate flavour then there's about an extra gram of protein and an extra gram of fat so probably around 15 extra calories all up.
As a meal replacement this is not enough calories, fat or protein on its own.
I cannot find information on ingredients.
07-02-2009, 11:33 AM
thanks sherrie , So if that's the case what would you recommend as a meal replacement if any?
07-02-2009, 11:53 AM
I don't think I have ever seen any that look decent.
08-02-2009, 11:24 AM
my supermarkets only have the snack bars from Atkins, no shakes,one lady in the store said that they no longer sell low carb products because there was not much call for them, it seems that low fat is the way most shoppers are going.
Looks like I need to keep looking!!!!!!!
08-02-2009, 08:08 PM
Jedka I started low carbing in 2002 and I have only ever bought one Atkins item and that was an endulge bar a couple of months ago when they were on special just to see what the big deal was about.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.1 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.