(Closed) What are your favourite carb-free snacks/meals?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

there’s not really any foods that don’t have carbs. Even celery has carbs. If you’re going for LOW carb diet, I would try cauliflour pizza, spagetti squash with pasta sauce on it. Google “low carb diet” and you’ll get millions of recipes.

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Haha – carbs are my go-to snack, so I probably should try this too.

However, I love spinach or kale chips.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I do a very low carb, high fat diet. Here’s what I snack on:

hardboiled eggs (seriously the best snack) – 0 carbs

full fat cheese sticks (i like the Cracker Barrel extra sharp cheddar ones – NOT the 2% ones, those are gross and floppy), or other full fat cheese – 0 carbs

almonds – I buy the 100-cal packs because portion control is hard with almonds! They’re too good! ~4 carbs

bacon jerky (typically doesn’t have the carbs/sugar of beef jerky, plus bacon) – 0 carbs

pepperoni – the hormel kind has 0 carbs.

Basically if you can find full fat things, they won’t have carbs. Once you get into “light” or “diet” foods, the carbs go up because the fat goes down and they have to replace the taste, typically with sugar. Also, no fruit! You stop missing it after a while, but if you’re only doing a week, it might be tough.

For meals, I typically do a protein (porkchop, ribeye steak, chicken), and broccoli with butter (real butter, not margarine). Or bunless burgers! If I don’t have time to pack lunch in the morning, I will either get an unwich from Jimmy Johns, or a bunless cheeseburger from Five Guys or Wendy’s (they are the only two places who are not judgy when I ask for no bun!)

Also, when you start out, you might feel like crap. Make sure you’re eating enough salt because your electrolytes can get thrown out of whack! You’ll also find that you won’t need to snack as much becasue the extra fat you eat to replace the carbs REALLY keeps you full, unless you’re doing the high protein low-carb diet, then I have no idea how that goes!

Enjoy! I’ve been eating this way since February and it’s my favorite way of eating. A week will probably knock some water weight off, which is definitely motivating to keep up the low carb lifestyle. I’ve lost 40 lbs, and my husband has lost 65 lbs this way! I also have way more energy, sleep better, and am more focused than I am when I’m not following this WOE – we took a break for about a month around the wedding, and wow was I exhausted the whole time.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Snacks:

Pickles

Deviled eggs (I don’t like plain, boiled ones)

String cheese

Nuts

Some people don’t like these, but pork skins. Sometimes you will want something crunchy. ( I like barbecue or if I want something sweet I melt butter and pour over it and sprinkle it with sugar. It tastes like sopapillas.)

Low carb ice cream (not the no sugar added, although if you’re not being really strict, you can eat this one, too)

 

Meals:

Blackened salmon with broccoli or asparagus

Grilled or blackened chicken with broccoli or green beans

Chipotle, cilantro turkey burgers, bunless of course. I like this with broccoli. Sometimes I add pepper jack for more heat. Oh, and I can’t forget a little chipotle mayo.

Turkey meatballs with spinach

I have been trying to minimize the carbs for over a decade now.  I am not super strict right now. I am strict about 90% of the time, but if I want something, every now and again I just eat it. I lose slower this way, but hopefully it is sustainable. These are some of my favorites, though.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Lots of things people have mentioned, plus ground turkey or beef lettuce wraps (tacos with lettuce instead of a tortilla)

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ryansgirl:  what stephncollins:  said.  I do High Protein – Low Carb which generally means higher fat.  Avoid anything low fat.  Cheese, meat & eggs are all good choices. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Cottage cheese with some sliced cherry tomatoes, basil and a teeny drizzle of balsamic with salt and pepper to taste. Seriously I could eat that for every meal. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Trust me, carbs are not your enemy. Sugar is.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Butterfly6:  Carbs turn to glucose in the blood causing blood sugar levels to rise. 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ryansgirl:  Dannon Light and Fit Greek Yogurt is awesome! 80 calories, only 8-9 carbs (depending on flavor), 12grams protein, fat and gluten free. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Cucumbers and cherry tomatoes. Seriously try and eat two whole cucumbers in a sitting. I’ve only made it to 1 1/2. But give me a bag of cheetos and I can tear through an entire bag and still not feel stuffed. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

Sugar free jello is my favorite no ANYTHING snack. It has literally nothing but a small amount of sodium and a gram of protein in it. No fat, no carbs, 10 calories per serving. You can eat a whole bowl and not feel bad, plus the boxes are super cheap, 50 cents or less on a good sale

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Ryansgirl:  I second the posters recommending cheese. Get some good quality cheese, slice it up, and bring it to work in a zip loc. 

Hardboiled eggs have been said already, but that’s another good one. 

I will make a big thing of shrimp and bring that to work with me, already peeled. Easy enough to snack on since there’s no heating or cutting required, and it’s something more substantial that I can snack on throughout the day.

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