lisa_a

United-Kingdom flagLondon, H9, United Kingdom
My 4HB Goal: To lose 20 pounds? To run 100 miles? Tell us!

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    lisa_a replied to Juan Pinillos's question:

    Flu Medicine?

    Chicken soup?

    Dec 17th 2012
    lisa_a replied to cnight's question:

    Second time w/ Last Mile

    I can't comment from experience but I do know that peanuts are actually legumes (like beans) so high fat nuts or oils are recommended instead of peanuts.

    Dec 17th 2012
    lisa_a commented on wombat's reply:

    UPDATE DAY 3: around 125g protein, 15g fat, carbs only from veg and a little in protein shake and cottage cheese. Already feel lighter and have de...

    Dec 15th 2012
    lisa_a commented on blueman's reply:

    Let us know how you get on following the 'healthier' cheat day. I'd be interested to see how your post cheat day weight may differ from a junk che...

    Dec 15th 2012
    lisa_a commented on blueman's reply:

    You'll actually have far greater fat loss results if you stick to healthy naturally low fat high carb food items. Try sweet potato, kefir, high fi...

    Dec 14th 2012
    lisa_a commented on wombat's reply:

    Thanks, I will do.

    Dec 14th 2012
    lisa_a commented on wombat's reply:

    You're right about the chocolate but if I can kick it then I can do this- I'm pretty much all or nothing so might find the rigid ness of this a li...

    Dec 13th 2012
    lisa_a commented on sumogirl's reply:

    Very late but wow- just looked at all your pics and you look amazing! Such an inspiration, congratulations on this achievement x

    Dec 12th 2012
    lisa_a asked a question:

    Lyle McDonald Rapid Fat Loss...

    I hope you guys don't mind me asking on here but has anyone tried/heard of/ had any success with Lyle McDonalds Rapid Fat Loss Plan? It involves a protein sparing fast period with scheduled refeed...

    Dec 12th 2012
    lisa_a commented on wombat's reply:

    You're completely right there. They shouldn't be putting it in front of me when they know I'm trying to do this but my willpower is what will ulti...

    Dec 12th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Bluezen1014's reply:

    Thanks so much Bluezen you're completely right. One thing I've been trying is picturing the ingredients rather than just the chocolate itself- it ...

    Dec 12th 2012
    lisa_a commented on wombat's reply:

    I have been telling them- my willpower is the problem!

    Dec 12th 2012

    Good idea- although I'm one of those all or nothing people so one square easily turns into a bar!

    Dec 12th 2012
    lisa_a asked a question:

    Can't get started...

    I did slow carb for a good 6 months and took a good few months off, eating low carb, healthy and still having chocolate which I love! I'm pretty close to my goal weight but can't seem to get back ...

    Dec 12th 2012

    Just came across this post as haven't been on here for a while. Sam, I empathise completely- I've have had an eating disorder for as long as I can...

    Dec 11th 2012
    lisa_a replied to DexV's question:

    Week 2 (lack of) progress

    Although its frustrating to gain when you've put in the effort but try and forget this past week. The gain could well be water retention. My feeling is you need to get organised with meals and try...

    Dec 9th 2012
    lisa_a commented on lisa_a's reply:

    Not necessarily you can choose raw chocolate sweetened with berries and coconut products. When I say vegan I mean more a luxury raw chocolate rang...

    Dec 7th 2012
    Dec 7th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Jasmine Gannalo's question:

    Acne and binge day

    When on a low carb diet your body enters a state called ketosis which means that your usual fuel source (glycogen) gained from carbs is so low that your body uses fatty acids called ketones for en...

    Dec 7th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Brenda 7's question:

    What to do with flaxseed meal?

    Will try and find the recipe but I'm sure I saw microwave flaxbread somewhere. I think it's made with two beaten eggs and two tablespoons of flaxseed meal mixed in a bowl. Make sure you grease the...

    Dec 6th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Elizabeth Dietzmann's question:

    Cheat day length

    Your body metabolises food differently while you sleep so no, cheat day is only a 12 hour period between rising and sleeping on the same day.

    Dec 6th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Scott Mayfield's question:

    Spinach, squeezed lemon smoothie with Almond Milk

    Look at the nutritional info of the almond milk to make sure carbs are low and also that there aren't any added sugars. Carrots are starcy veg so they contain more sugar, for some people they are ...

    Dec 4th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Stephen Rosenthal's question:

    Food tracking apps

    Try my fitness pal

    Dec 4th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Chrissy Rockwell's question:

    What do you eat when you're not hungry?

    Try reducing beans and focussing more on protein, green veg and a little fat. When I started 4 hour body I got fed up of the beans so omitted them altogether and replaced with some healthy fats- I...

    Dec 4th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Ynna Domm's question:

    Help - Last mile combined with Intermittent fasting

    It seems to me that you're not having enough fat and are currently predominantly having protein. Try swapping peanuts for another fatty nut- there are more carbs in peanuts as they are actually le...

    Dec 4th 2012

    I think it's supposed to be a 'metal' taste that you can get if you're in ketosis... On the bright side, you'll be burning more fat if you are

    Jan 30th 2012
    lisa_a commented on yarnphreak's reply:

    Maybe take into account losing muscle and gaining fat?

    Jan 28th 2012
    lisa_a commented on justin's reply:

    Has anyone else tried IF day before cheat day? and do you eat all your usual days worth of food in a shortened time by doing this?

    Jan 25th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Sam Green's question:

    How to approach maintenance?

    A big congratulations Sam- do make sure you stay on the site! Your input has been really helpful and you've definitely helped to answer a great deal of my questions

    Jan 24th 2012
    lisa_a commented on s joshua's reply:

    Agreed!

    Jan 24th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Maria Rider's reply:

    Sam I did wonder whether you had gone a bit too low on your calorie intake as you seem to be on the se as me on your lowest days, but if it works ...

    Jan 24th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Maria Rider's reply:

    Cheat days used to be wild!- lost after very first two on about 3000kcal but since have always gained. Have tried 4000kcal and gained loads, so si...

    Jan 24th 2012
    lisa_a commented on s joshua's reply:

    Thanks for this Joshua, I have tried this after cheat day but tried on a couple of other days and felt really faint (my job is very active.) I rea...

    Jan 24th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Jake's reply:

    It's a bit mixed up- some keto some SCD... I haven't had beans in months and that did speed up weight loss but the lower my bodyfat the harder it'...

    Jan 24th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Jake's reply:

    Breakfast 30mins waking: ice water, 2 eggs, 5 egg whites cooked in butter with spinach Lunch: chicken breast, olive oil, broccoli Dinner: either a...

    Jan 23rd 2012
    lisa_a asked a question:

    Back to basics...

    First few months on SCD were really successful- tweaked when needed but have now definitely come to a standstill (stalling for around 6 weeks.) I know I haven't been as strict as I could have over...

    Jan 23rd 2012
    lisa_a commented on Beorn86's reply:

    I got into a really bad habit of waking up during the night and eating it straight from the jar- sometimes not realising what I was doing until af...

    Jan 18th 2012
    lisa_a asked a question:

    A little confused...

    So I weighed myself on thursday morning- 53.9kg.... friday morning 52.8kg.... Saturday morning 53.4kg. I know you're not supposed to weigh yourself everyday but I was just a little curious to see ...

    Jan 16th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Beorn86's reply:

    Check the carb count- maybe have more sugar than green veg?

    Jan 14th 2012
    lisa_a asked a question:

    Burpees as damage control?

    I wondered as burpees are a high intensity cardio exercise with definite muscle contraction whether they'd be appropriate as a glut-4 exercise? That way can burn some calories too!

    Jan 14th 2012
    lisa_a asked a question:

    How to avoid gaining on cheat day?

    My cheat day gain seems to be getting worse despite swapping sugars for healthy carbs, ensuring cheat day lasts only 12 hours (15 hours previously) and decreasing calorie intake from 3-4000 to aro...

    Jan 11th 2012
    lisa_a asked a question:

    How to avoid gaining on cheat day?

    My cheat day gain seems to be getting worse despite swapping sugars for healthy carbs, ensuring cheat day lasts only 12 hours (15 hours previously) and decreasing calorie intake from 3-4000 to aro...

    Jan 11th 2012
    lisa_a commented on BabyDolphin's reply:

    Try Macadamia nuts, incredibly low in carbs and high fat- they taste so good!

    Jan 9th 2012
    lisa_a replied to gunderstorm's question:

    What I ate at CPK last week

    Sounds yummy- watch out for the corn though, pretty sure this isn't allowed on SCD!

    Jan 9th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Susan Oscar Susan Oscar's question:

    Bulimia and Cheat Day: A Mystery

    Hey, I used to be bulimic years ago and have been anxious about my weight ever since. Before SCD I controlled my weight with a restricted calorie diet and loads of exercise. I know on a few of my ...

    Jan 8th 2012
    lisa_a replied to Dominique Martin's question:

    Where can you get edmame beans in England?

    Birds eye sell a frozen pack of green soya beans (where you find the peas) which are the same as edamame- They're under £2 for a bag I think. Also Japanese food shops will sell them in the frozen...

    Jan 6th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Sam Green's reply:

    No more fasts Sam- they completely mess up your digestive system from lack of fibre!

    Jan 5th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Sam Green's reply:

    They are pretty amazing- so tasty!

    Jan 5th 2012
    lisa_a commented on rgagne's reply:

    Thanks guys, I've switched back to slow carb, added a fibre supplement and flax seed oil... moving again! Now need to see how I can modify slow ca...

    Jan 5th 2012
    lisa_a commented on Minnesota's reply:

    Or I may have misunderstood you and you have skinless anyway?

    Jan 4th 2012