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The Karatay Diet, Turkey’s Answer to Low Carb : LC Research/Media Forum : Active Low-Carber Forums


What to eat: Day 1

Breakfast (8 am – 9 am)

• Two medium boiled eggs (or lightly cooked omelet in butter)

• 8 or 10 unsalted olives (green or black)

• Feta cheese in the size of one’s palm

• 4 or 5 sundried apricots

• Sugar-free herbal or fruit tea

• Half-glass of dried walnuts

Lunch (1 pm -2 pm)

• Cold veal meat in the size of one’s palm, a big salad* and fresh beans stew in olive oil

• A glass of unsalted ayran*

• Sugar-free herbal tea or water (as much as wanted)

Snacks (optional) (3 pm)

• Half-glass of dried walnuts

• Sugar-free tea or water with fresh lemon

Dinner (6 pm – 7 pm)*

• Fish, fresh onions, arugula and radish


1- Salads should not contain seasoning other than natural vinegar, fresh lemons, extra virgin olive oil, or ground rock salt. The seasoning should include linseed.

2- Ayran is a traditional Turkish drink prepared as a thinner form of yogurt.

3- The Karatay Diet does not allow any meals after 8 pm, not even fruits.

4- The diet advises a 30 or 40 minute walk before going to bed

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Author Stephanie Barron: Jane Austen Mysteries



Author Stephanie Barron: Jane Austen Mysteries.

Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron is the tenth book in Barron’s mystery series with Jane Austen, but it is the first one I read. It was a good read and I enjoyed the blend of fiction and facts, the presentation of social manners, dress and a good period description.