High fat, low carb diets

posted 2 years ago in Cooking
Post # 2
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Avocados are your friend! I’ve never done a particular diet, so I’m not sure how well this fits….but for a lunch idea: for a while I was buying low-carb low-sodium wraps, and I would have grilled chicken or tuna, spinach, plain greek yogurt, and avocados in them for lunch. If I needed more flavor I threw in some sriracha.

Post # 3
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I got introduced to this when I found out i had Celiac. Gluten free guides or Paleo guides will be your friends on this diet!! I do love my bullet-proof coffee in the morning and Facebook has a lot of support groups for this diet. 

Personally, I just stick to a gluten free diet- but when I want to bump up the weight loss- I cut all processed foods. However, just gluten free alone has helped me drop 45 pounds with no exercise!

Post # 5
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

Brooke1226:  I cook a lot of stir fry. You can buy stir fry veggies already bagged at the grocery store. Use some coconut or canola oil, the protein of your choice, and there you go 

To keep it low carb, you could try diabetic friendly sauces 

Post # 6
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Brooke1226:  If your FH is suspected Chrons definitely avoid wheat. It just inflames everything! If you read any small amount of the book called “Wheat Belly” you’ll never want to eat it again!

Now that I’m actually about to start planning the wedding – I’m looking for more protein choices and some exercises to tone up some more. 

I love doing hardboiled eggs, raw nuts and cheese as breakfast! Or even a green smoothie! 

Post # 7
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Look for paleo recipes. Lunches for us are leftovers of last night’s dinner. We eats lots of eggs, top salads with olive oil and lemon, cook with coconut oil and bacon grease,  and top cooked veggies with ghee. Also, nuts (almonds and macadamia are favs) are another good source of fat. 

Post # 8
332 posts
Helper bee

Whole eggs

Fish (some are leaner than others… I stay away from farm raised)


Nuts (Almonds, Macadamia nuts)

Nut butters (Peanut, Almond)

High-quality oils (olive, coconut)

Cheese (though I’m not a big fan of dairy)

Everything in moderation. And yes, you need good fat to lose bad fat… It can drastically affect your hormones if you do not have enough of it.

Why not eat a well-balanced, sustainable diet instead of following the next fad, though? Meaning, a good balance of protein (lean meat sources), complex carbs (especially, if you work out at all? veggies, brown rice, oats, etc.) and healthy fats (nuts, nutter butters, quality oils, avocado, etc.). It’s about balance. Your meals should really have a main protein source (even if you are vegan), fat source and carb source (from time to time). So, say chicken, brown rice and spinach with olive oil and vinegar dressing… As an example. There is no need to eliminate any of these groups from your diet longterm, unless you have some sort of medical condition that requires you to do so. 

Post # 9
1099 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

So I did low carb a few years ago and lost around 30 pounds in like 5 months. I was working out as well. I got into a routine of pretty much eating the same thing.

Atkins bar and coffee with cream and sugar free syrup in the mornings

Salad with chicken and an oil and vinegar dressing, cut up veggies and sugar free jello squares sometimes

Dinner was usually chicken and veggie stir fry

I had random snacks in between when I could. I was working as a CNA and was very busy during the day. I will however mention that I had blood work done towards the end of the 5 months and my cholesterol was in the 200’s which is just craziness. So be mindful of what you are eating as far as fats are concerned. I also stayed on the “Induction” phase for the whole 5 months which isn’t the best idea and was only consuming 20 net carbs a day. But thats’ about what I ate. I am a vegan now so can’t imagine going back to that but it did work while I was on it.


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