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Harcombe Diet daily menus
Mon 17-Sep-12
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Thanks a lot, Kate, that probably explains it. I will leave out the fruit with fat meals (other than berries). I will eat them in separate carb. meals.....I should have read the book more carefully. I have already cut out the wine for now.

 

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Mon 17-Sep-12
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My pleasure - try it without mixing for a while & you may find you can add the wine back in.

Phase 2 is all about experimenting and finding what works for you.

I managed to lose most of my weight having a couple of glasses a wine once a week.

 

Good luck & if you've got any questions, just ask

Tue 18-Sep-12
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wave Hi Kate, thanks for the advice.

Did you loose weight regularly every week, if so by approx. how much. I have lost just over a stone since the 26th of July but my weight seems to go up & down a lot without having changed my eating habits a lot ( I have mistakenly been eating fruit at most meals all that time). Maybe it will be different now I have stopped doing this. I will try to only eat the fruit for one meal or with a carb. dish.

 

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Tue 18-Sep-12
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Monday, Day 77 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  A rice cake plus a banana & some grapes.

 

Lunch:  A large piece of cod, cooked with lots of parsley, spring onion greens, grated ginger, lime juice. I had a huge mound of steamed spinach with it. Some strawberries.

 

Supper: Tomato salad with basil, 2 rice cakes. A banana, grapes & a nectarine

 

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Tue 18-Sep-12
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Hi Hattie,

I did lose most weeks, often a pound then a few at one go. Everyone seems to lose at different rates, sometimes nothing for a while & then a bit of a woosh.

I stuck to mainly fat meals, I find them more filling. I have quite a long gap between breakfast & lunch so I usually have eggs – either a cheese omelette or scrambled eggs with a bit grated of cheese added. I've got access to a cooker at work so I often cook up belly pork slices or even steak (my colleagues are very jealous). Otherwise I'll have leftovers or a tuna salad.

As I don't have carb meals often I tend to stick to mainly berries although last winter I went through a phase of having stewed apple with porridge. Other fruit is just too sugary for me, it sends me off into a sugar binge.

 

A stone is good going – how much more do you want to lose ?

Tue 18-Sep-12
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I need to lose another 2 stone approx. as I am very overweight, due to not being able to move around too well. I had a very bad attack of vertigo after a bad attack from a flu virus which laid me low for a long time. I got concerned by the amount of extra weight I had put on & didn't want that to push me into diabetes or blood pressure problems. I thought the Harcombe Diet addressed these problems in a sensible way so started in on it. 

 

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Tue 18-Sep-12
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That sounds nasty.

I hope you start to see some movement in the right direction, keep me posted.

At the moment I'm trying to lose the weight I put on during my last holiday - they are my downfall ! At least with this way of eating, I just get straight back to it when I get home rather than carry on stuffing myself with rubbish as I would have done in the past.

Wed 19-Sep-12
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Monday, Day 77 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  4 smallish mashed hard-boiled eggs with a little mayonnaise & parsley .

 

Lunch: A large banana, nectarine & grapes.

 

Supper: A piece of cod loin that I cooked yesterday, them marinated overnight in sesame oil, lemon juice, spices, parsley & spring onion greens. I had this with a cucumber salad & salad leaves.

 

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Wed 19-Sep-12
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Sticking to plan but not eating all I am allowed. Will correct that this week as only lost 1lb.

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Thu 20-Sep-12
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Wednesday, Day 79 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  4 mashed up hard-boiled eggs, with a little mayonnaise & chopped parsley.

 

Lunch:  Banana, nectarine & kiwi fruit. 

 

Supper:  A large hamburger with cooked cherry tomatoes. A small wineglass of dark ale. 

[I know beer is not allowed but I could not resist it with the hamburger.... medicine  wink ] !!

 

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Thursday, Day 80 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  A nectarine & a banana.

 

Lunch:  Roast chicken with rosemary, steamed carrots & Savoy cabbage.

[I fancied a roast & as it was a smallish bird I cut it in half & ate one breast, one leg & a wing, there was plenty of gravy as I always add a little stock as well as the olive oil. I have the other half for another meal & I shall use the carcass to make soup/stock.]

 

Supper:  A hard-boiled egg, mashed up with parsley.

 

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Sat 22-Sep-12
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Friday, Day 81 of Phase 2:

 

Breakfast:  2 nectarines & a banana.

 

Lunch:  Large bowl of chicken soup (clear but with pieces of chicken, carrots & celery) & wholegrain brown rice.

[I know I should not have the carbs with the meat but I felt I needed it yesterday. So I decided to see what happened if I moved away from the rigid rules a bit as I can't see myself managing to stick with them during the winter. I want to see if I start putting on weight again.  I shall still keep well away from sugar, other than in fresh fruit & will continue with whole grains. ]

 

Supper:  Figs, baked with cheese (a lovely soft blue Irish cheese called Ballyblue)....it doesn't overpower the flavour of the figs as other blue cheeses do.

 

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Sat 22-Sep-12
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If you're going to mix, that's probably the best way to do it - have a low fat meat with carbs. You may find you can get away with it, one of my Harcombe forum friends has tuna with jacket potato (no mayo unfortunately !) with no adverse effects.

Sat 22-Sep-12
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Still on track with my weight watchers. Am getting back into clothes that no longer fitted.

Trying to enjoy life as it is

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Sat 22-Sep-12
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Hi Aly,

It's a great feeling isn't it ? Thank goodness I didn't get rid of a lot of my smaller clothes  I tend to wear quite classic stuff so they don't go out of fashion too fast. laugh

 

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