Since I like to share my success and help others on HUKD do it, but please consult a doctor before proceeding. I know theres a few low carb diets out there (atkins, south beach, others) but this is my variation on it from bodybuilders. Everything I eat is healthy ! The main stuff I will eat is :
Whey powder drinks with a tablespoon of olive oil (usually 2 a day)
About 5g of fish oil good quality high EPA
Green Tea extract or thermogenic tablets
Green Veg (broc, runner beans, Lettuce, Mange Toute, Spinach, Kail)
Other Veg (peppers, mushrooms, onions, Cauliflower, Avocados, some totato(notmuch))
Meat, fish, eggs, cheese, shrimps, Mussels, Scallops
Physillium Husk fibre
Thats it, nothing else really. I fry up or boil the veg, and make sure I eat olive oil with the veg. I'll usually fry up some onions with peppers and add meat, or i'll fry up some shrimps with olive oil and butter, or i'll make some salad with lettuce and avocado and full fat roquefort cheese.
I remember reading that if i'm on a low carbs diet, I need to eat fats otherwise I will go out of ketosis, I read this on a bodybuilding diet from the 70s and also in Atkins. Or if I eat too much protein and not enough fats, the liver starts to covert protein into sugars. Its all about getting and setting your correct metabolic rate. If you are cold, something is wrong, usually you are not eating enough fats and its a clear indication after 3 weeks. I usually warm up again after eating some fats. Notice I only eat good fats mostly, but some saturated fats is ok and needed for testosterone production in men. Remember if you want to do this diet, eat enough good fats but not overly fatty and keep the carbs to less than <20g a day. I had a blood test 2 weeks ago, and my good cholesterol ratio had increase quite a bit.
For exercise, well i'm quite fit actually already, I found though that exercise did not make me lose weight just made me fitter. My heartrate is resting is 56 bpm and I have low (though not abnormal) blood pressure. Nevertheless, I still goto the gym 3 times a week and do about 40 minutes of cardio with my carb deficit. I also go mountain walking with a local club every 2 weeks or so, about 9 mile hikes up mountains and stuff.
I hope this helps, if you want to ask any questions I am willing to help.
I've done this before and lost weight, but you know, life style pressures and work and environment, I put it all back on again. However, my plan is goto 85 kilos, and then gradually introduce good carbs in the form of oats and nut and other high carb veg that includes lots of fibre. Also I feel much more awake and my mind more alert, cos i've replaced a lot of brain fats with omega 3 fats and I dont feel tired cos of carb withdrawal.
Yeah I was 110.5 kilos at the start now i'm 99.5 kilo.
I've know a group of women who goto weightwatchers and Slimming world for 10 years and lose nothing, they have been the same size since they joined.