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    Alright, day 3 no dairy. And everything else.
    Exercsie : 30mins weights session at home

    IF til lunch.
    Lunch: chicken salad, with roast veg etc
    AT: tin tuna with some pesto
    Dinner: steak stir fry, the usual veg

    933cal, 127protein (55%), 19carbs (9%), 34% fat

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    Glad to hear you're doing well with no dairy. I'm having issues with it as well, but it DEFINITELY is a gateway food to binging for me. I'll try the 100% no dairy with you!

    Also, I'm going to second (or third, or fourth) the need for more fat! On an average day I aim for it to be about 50% and the energy levels are so much different. Anyways, just a thought, it's an easy way to boost up your calories a little bit and prevent your body from going into starvation and retention mode

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    Whilst I don't avoid fat, I can't come at the idea of adding dollops of butter or coconut oil to my food just for the calories, especially when I am trying to lose weight. My metabolism is slower than 'normal', since I have a thyroid condition. However, I think I am going to give IF the flick for a while. I am not hungry when I wake, but I've always loved breakfast, and the IF seems to be doing jack for me anyway.

    Today:
    If till lunch.
    Lunch - 3 eggs omlette, bacon, rocket
    Snack - (to get my calories up a bit) tin tuna + an artichoke heart, some pesto
    Dinner - will be steak, with onion and leek cooked in butter, plus rocket

    1020 calories, 109protein (43%), 13carbs (5%), 52%fat

    Exercise: 30min run, 30min to and from shops.

    Still dairy free, and therefore, also coffee free.

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    I quite like a drizzle of olive oil over my vegies, still can't quite come at the "smothering everything in butter thing"...too many years avoiding the stuff, though when I was in my teens I was a butter fiend, used to have it on everything. Particularly used to love smearing it all over my steak! Then I fell into the "fat is bad" camp and didn't touch it for a long time. Happy to have it back in my diet, but only in moderation.

    And day 4 with no dairy, doing well! Have you had any side effects from cutting out the coffee?
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    Yeah no side effects with the coffee, I had been cutting back anyway. Unfortunately no weight loss yet either

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    Quickie update, off to the movies with some friends.

    Breakfast - piece brocolli quiche, tin tuna
    Lunch - bacon, eggs, rocket
    Dinner - baked brussels sprouts and bacon, with olice oil, rocket

    1281 cal, 121protien (39%), 22carbs (7%), 54% fat

    Had a diet drink at mums. It's hard I love them so much! So cold and tingly...and without coffee, milk, etc, there's not much left! I try to minimise, it's a lot less than what I used to drink...

    Exercise: 30min weights, and some housework

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    You might find that the longer you do this the less diet drinks will appeal...and anyway even if that never happens they can just be part of your 20%. We all have our weaknesses. I know that potato chips are bad for me, they're nearly all cooked in vegetable oil...but I can't see myself never ever eating them again. Just love that salty crunchiness too much. Best I can do is just have them very occassionally and try not to scoff a whole bag in one go lol
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    I love love love tortilla chips, damn straight I won't give them up completely BUT I did pass them up last night! I was happy to read a forum posted about primal eaters encourporating pork rinds. If this is something you like, you may try them instead of potato chips? I know I miss the salty/crunchy so this is a good alternative for me. No carbs!!

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    I am quite the chip fan, but I rarely ate them anyway on CW so it's not quite a big deal for me. I used to live on diet drinks - I was consuming so much artificial sweetener it's not funny. So actually, even cutting back to 1-2 diet cokes a week is a huge improvement, and if I can work on cutting down rather than out, eventually I may be able to painlessly quit. I always make sure I never buy it at uni or work or when at the shops, as that's just bordem drinking, and I never have it in the house. I usually cave when at my mum's - we shave a diet coke and sit in the sun, or when out for dinner.

    Actually, confession. At the petrol station yesterday I bought two packs of extra, on special etc. I chewed about 8 pieces quickly (cause that's what I do), and boy did I feel sick ALL afternoon. Like seriously. I can't handle them anymore. So that is one source of sweetener out for good.

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    Alrighty, a good day today.

    Breakfast: piece quiche, tuna
    Lunch: chicken salad with roast pumpkin, eggplant etc
    Tea: home made bolognaise sauce, mince, roast veg

    1234 cal, 120protein (40%), 5carbs (18%), 41% fat

    Today and tomorrow are my 'high' carb days, where I get some roast pumpkin at lunch!

    Exercise: 45min walk.

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