Post # 16
chigirl217bride: I see quest bars at quick check all the time, I will try that flavor thank you!
foranotherworld: YUMMMM, lettuce wraps! Totally forgot about those!
cbgg: oh no! Carb flu? What is that?!… Also, it’s a good thing that I make dinner, he will eat whatever I’m eating! And he’s more of a meat guy as it is, he couldn’t care less about pasta and bread So I think I should be fine haha
aphroditejones: yum that sounds great! I love salmon and fish so I definitely will start integrating them more into my diet!
Post # 17
penguinwapi: oh cool! I will absolutely need to do some kind of fakepasta thing because I’m already wondering what the hell I’m gonna eat for sunday dinner… Is eggplant okay to eat? Maybe I can make an eggplant parm? Just no breading, ugh! Forgot about that…
jcent: ooooh good idea! Haha
Post # 18
I actually don’t think it is that difficult to do low carb – you can still eat delicious foods! I think cauliflower mash is even better than mashed potatoes. Like a few people mentioned, you can also make pasta with zuchini noodles or get low carb pasta if you’re allowing some carbs. Also, there are some really great low carb tortillas out there. We make tacos and sandwiches with them, even burgeres. My go to dish is bacon wrapped cream cheese stuffed chicken. You should check out pinterest – it has some really good low carb recipes and ideas.
Post # 19
I still take in some carbs and natural sugars, because I’m wary of messing with my metabolism.
The Kind nuts and spices bars have low sugar and carbs and are packed with protein. I love the cinnamon chocolate pecan one. I have one every day.
Blueberry, whole milk, vanilla extract smoothies (You can add protein powder too).
I sometimes make scrambled eggs with ham, spinach, or other veggies baked in muffin tins. (There are tons of recipes out there) I freeze them and pull one out in the morning.
Post # 20
Buy this! They have it at most Targets too. You can get fancy spiralizers, but this one is cheap and works wonderfully, so I’d start here!
Zoodles are zucchini noodles! i feel like they’re a much better pasta alternative versus spaghetti squash and they’re way lower in carbs/calories.
This is my favorite zoodle recipe: http://www.thelondoner.me/2014/08/slutty-no-carb-pasta.html
But there are A MILLION zoodles recipes on pinterest in the internet!
Post # 21
You’ll feel like you have the flu for about a week as your body detoxes from the carbs. But, once that happens and your crusing on LCHF, you’ll find an amazing amount of energy.
Post # 22
To combat the “low carb/keto flu” – I recommend drinking some chicken broth (just pour some in a cup, heat up a little bit). I usually get a bad headache when I first cut out carbs and drinking the broth stops it for me.
For recipes, I love two sites that specialize in low carb recipes: I Breathe, I’m Hungry and Ruled.me. They have a lot of great options. There’s also a very good pizza knock-off recipe here.
I originally lost almost 100lbs following LCHF and found it worked really well for me! I hope that you’re able to meet your goals!
Post # 23
Cheekie0077: Salad is the easiest way to go. A good steak salad or chicken salad with different kinds of veggies usually satisfies my need for carbs. Adding chickapeas or broccoli helps with whatever lack of texture due to no carbs. If you want warm food I recommend stir fry. Broccoli, water chestnut and whatever meat with a little bit of oyster sauce can be very satisfying! Also try kale chips or hard boiled eggs for in between snacks.
The first few days are the worst because you’re basically breaking away from an addiction, but it definitely gets easier and I feel very awake when I stay away from sugar or carbs! I actually don’t need coffee when I give up those two. Good luck bee. You can do this!!
Post # 24
Cheekie0077: Carb flu is when you feel like you are getting the flu (body aches, bad headache) when you go super low carb. It usually comes on after several days to a week of low carb eating and apparently it passes after a few days. The only time I experienced this I couldn’t get through it. I drank some juice and felt so much better!
They say it’s not unhealthy…but experiencing it myself felt pretty dang bad. Some people don’t have this happen at all though.
Post # 25
Cheekie0077: I don’t know if they have a “SAM’s” (Wal-mart affiliated), but you can buy pre-cooked bacon in large quantities, and it tastes amazing. I wouldn’t be abe to do that diet without it.
As far as snacking, I always take with me: slices of cheese, almonds, and Slim Jim’s.
Post # 26
KatieJo82: omg bacon wrapped cream cheese chicken sounds right up my alley! Thank you!
squirrelly1982: ooh smoothies! Great idea!
chigirl217bride: thanks for the link and the recipe! I will definitely try these! I’m already craving pasta!
bywater: amingione: cbgg: thank you all for explaining the flu situation. I am doing low carb so I haven’t completely felt terrible. I am allowing some carbs like yogurt and fruit but trying to keep those at a minimum.
jamie1207: thank you! good thing I like salad! I decided to make grilled chicken with salad and veggies for dinner and I will take your advice and add some broccoli! That sounds like a good idea. Stir fry tmrw night is on the menu!