(Closed) Low Carb-ers: What Are You Eating?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I try to avoid lunchmeats because I tend to keep eating and eating until I’m overfull lol. I do love pepperoni, though.

Some of my favorite meals, though are:

*Meatza (essentially, make meatball without the breadcrumbs, spread on a cookie sheet, bake 10 min at 450, then spread with toppings and broil until cheese is bubbly)

* Stir fries with chicken, shrimp or chunks of steak, whatever veggies I have on hand, with soy sauce & chili garlic sauce

*Roasts made in the crock pot 

*Veggies roasted in the oven with minced garlic & olive oil or butter until the veggies caramelize

*”Salsa chicken”: chicken breasts dusted with taco seasoning, topped with salsa, baked for 30 minutes, then topped with cheddar & a dollop of sour cream

*”Carrot fries”: carrots sliced thin like fries, tossed in oil (I use bacon grease, but you can use EVOO) & salt, baked at 450 for 15-22 minutes. I usually serve these with horseradish mayo

*Julienned cabbage or zucchini, sauteed, then stir in red sauce, homemade ground sausage, and a little parmesan for “pasta”

*Bunless burgers with gourmet toppings

*”Fish sticks” or “chicken nuggets” made with almond flour (there are recipes online) and served with homemade dipping sauces

I love to try new recipes, and I like that finding something lower in carb is a challenge but usually ends up being delicious!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Last winter I was pretty unhappy with my weight and decided that since a low-carb diet had worked so well for many people I knew, I’d try something like it too. I didn’t want to follow any strict plan, though, and instead just tried to watch what I ate. I tried to mostly cut out all bread, and a lot of rice and potatoes.

In their place what I tried to eat the most was a ton of salads and other vegetables and fruits, and a lot of meats.

I also ate a lot of broccoli and bean/soy things, and I’ve since discovered that those are pretty high-carb vegetables. Still, they’re far lower in carbs than bread, pasta, and potatoes.

Regardless, it worked fantastically and got me back down to what I thought was a more normal weight.

Post # 6
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382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ugh. Double post.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just try to put a peice of meat on my plate and fill the rest of the plate with veggies and fruits.

 

Here’s what I’ve eaten today:

Breakfast – orange juice, full-fat organic yogurt

Lunch – fish, steamed carrots, steamed califlower, mixed green salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing

Snack – blackberries

Dinner – Chipotle burrito bowl, easy on the rice (yeah, I know, rice isn’t exactly “low carb”)

 

Here is a great website for low-carb meals: http://everydaypaleo.com/

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh, just thought of another thing! We love making dips like guacamole or bacon cream cheese dips & using carrots/celery/sliced radishes instead of chips…that was especially helpful during the superbowl 🙂 Sometimes we even do that as our “meal”

Post # 11
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I love, love, love to make my own ceaser dressing (practically zero carb) and have big chicken ceaser salads. 

Also, I love a blue rare triple A Alberta Beef steak.  But then again, I’m Albertan. 

Crockpot chili – brown the beef, put lowest carb tomato from a can you can find, cut up some pepper, some onion, and pout a cup or two of water in.  Cook on low all day, and it’s perfect when you get home! 

I also LOVE salmon  – I put very very thin slices of lime and lemon on it, some scallions, lots of butter, and cream.  Practically zero carb. 

These are all very Atkins type meals though, which have higher fat. 

There’s a lot of good Paelo recipes out there!

Post # 13
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@shambley:  Biochemically speaking, and just in practice for myself, higher fat works.  If I go low carb, and low calorie (and low fat), then all I’m eating is lean protein and lettuce.  

Fat can actually help your body lose weight, because once you get into ketosis with low-carbing, your body can be reluctant to use up the fat you have.  If you eat fat to “show” your body that there is a source of fat available, then it can help your body be more likely to get rid of excess fat. 

Tons of people I know that are into bodybuilding follow a high protein/moderate fat/low carb diet.  It seems to work for them. 

I have had success while on it.  I just need to STAY on it!

Paleo is very interesting, probably because I study evolution.  But basically it states that our bodies haven’t adapted to process the high-carb diets of the last 200 years (agricultural revolution).  Which makes sense!  So they only eat things which would have been present in prehistoric times, when our bodies were being shaped through evolution and natural selection. You only eat the foods that we have evolved to eat. 

It’s very interesting!  (and hard). 

Post # 15
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1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@shambley:  And thats okay!  Just try not to ignore saturated fat. 🙂  Those ones are bad.

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