(Closed) Low Carb Lifestyle

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
410 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve been cutting out carbs, sugar and processed foods as well. Some days are better than others for me, but I have dropped a lot of weight eating this way.

I don’t like to eat the same foods everyday, and I like to cook, so I found low glycemic recipes online to get some good variety. I would recommend this so you don’t get bored.

I do eat most fruit and veggies still, even though hard core low carb-ers will say that’s a no-no. I need this to be a realistic way of eating for me though, otherwise I’ll be back to burgers and fries in no time. Although, I did cut out potatos and a lot of the starchy veggies, like corn and peas.

Some staples I keep in the house all the time are: Plain greek yogurt (love it with fruit), string cheese, raw nuts, Agave syrup (I put that in my coffee instead of sugar), fresh fruit and veggies, rotissirie chicken, beans like chickpeas, black beans and cannellinis.

There are a lot of recipes that can be made with almond or coconut meal as an alternative to regular flour too. I make these snack bars with almond meal that are super good.

You can PM me if you want for recipes.  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Ms. Peach: Could you send me your recipe for snack bars with almond meal? I would love that! Thanks =)

Post # 6
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

There are tons of great websites out there – this one is super helpful, because it links to tons of other sites:


I’m trying to lose post-wedding weight, and ate this way to lose weight for the wedding.  I wasn’t 100% strict about it, but it really does help.

I kind of went crazy with nuts in the beginning (almonds, specifically) and what I didn’t realize was their high omega-6 content… so, I’d be a little wary of going crazy and making a lot of things with almond meal (or at least, eating a lot of almond meal EVERY day).

I’m cutting fruit but veggies are a free for all.  That opens up lots of options.  Load up on every seasoning you can get your hands on – and read ingredients (stay away with any extras in the – like sugar!).

Meals are the easiest for me:  bfast I do an egg/veggie scramble of some sort, lunch I do a salad w/ protein (usually left overs from the night before).  Dinner is the wild card:  some sort of protein w/ veggies.

Snacks have always been difficult for me:  like I alluded to earlier, I went crazy with almonds in the beginning and never really found a good snack that I liked.  Carrots started being my go-to – but I think the REAL problem was I wasn’t eating enough in meals.  Now that I’m used to this way of eating, I really don’t need snacks.  I’ve been wanting to make some homemade beef jerky, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Dessert: Doesn’t happen mostly – if I want something sweet, I’ll treat myself to fruit or a Lara Bar.  Or, I’ll just have real dessert like ice cream. πŸ™‚

Hope that helps – feel free to ask any questions you may have, etc.!  I’m happy to help with any ideas, etc. 

Post # 7
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

Oh man, where to start?? πŸ™‚ we live (or try to live) a mainly paleo lifestyle. So, i mainly eat proteins – fish, chicken, beef – and veggies. I love my fruit, though, and can’t seem to give it up. Snacks: kale chips (super easy and cheap to make), Greek yogurt with cocoa powder and berries, primal bars (seriously. Best thing ever. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-energy-bar-redux/), beef jerky (we make this in our dehydrator). I could go on πŸ™‚ mainly, i try to snack on veggies like carrots and nuts and such.

Post # 9
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011 - St. Joseph's Parish, Seattle Tennis Club

@oracle: Woohoo!! πŸ™‚ I like to refer to us as The Others. Bahaha

Post # 10
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Fi and I are low carb right now, doing pretty good on it too.  My favorite snacks are steamed broccoli, raw mushrooms, and cucumber with a little ranch dressing… sharp cheddar, and black olives.

Hope that helps!

Post # 12
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

get the 17 day diet book on amazon for $12.  I’ve been doing this diet for a month now and I’ve lost 15 pounds.  It’s awesome and it’s low carb.

Post # 13
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@candy apple: I love kale chips!

I’m also trying to cut out the carbs too .. but not the fruit. I don’t think I could ever do that.  But we’re eating a lot of grilled fish, fresh veggies, roasted veggies, beans, turkey (turkey burgers and turkey meatloafs– love them!), chicken (ground chicken lettuce wraps!), sashimi, etc etc.  Sometimes I feel like I’m in a rut of not knowing what to eat though. 

Post # 15
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is a little off-topic, but does anyone who has a low-carb diet exercise on a normal basis? I’m super interested in nutrition right now because I’m getting such conflicting reports via Google :(. I either swim, bike, or run every day and I want to make sure that I’m getting the energy and nutritional value I need to stay healthy while training, which seems to include carbs as fuel (I mostly get them in whole grain bread, brown rice, some starchy veggies, lots of fruit). I also want to lose a little weight, and it seems the recommended diet for THAT is low-carb. Confusing! Anyone have experience with both?

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