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    Low carb food ideas

    So my wife has decide to go on a low carb diet which means that i am now going to be on a low carb diet as well. Anyone have any good food suggestions to make this suck a little less?

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    Low carb food ideas

    Bacon and steak.

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    The hardest thing is eating out, because so much on menus are high carb. But eating at home is easier if you or your wife can cook.

    If you would normally eat spaghetti and meat sauce,... instead of the spaghetti, steam cabbage and carrots al dente and pour the meat sauce over that.

    It's easier in the summer months when the quality of fresh produce is higher.

    If you can find some good crisp iceberg lettuce, use the lettuce leaves for the bun of a hamburger. You can load it with condiments.

    I like large steamed artichokes.

    Steak, seafood (unbreaded), steamed vegetables, salad.

    Carrot sticks to replace potato chips.

    snack: take a slice of provolone a few thin slices of oven baked deli-turkey breast meat, and smear of dijon mustard, and roll in a cylinder. With an olive.

    Saute sliced boneless chicken breast in olive oil, well browned (unbreaded). Cool or chill. cut in bite size pieces in a bowl in pour over it a good quality salsa. For bottled, I like Herndez hot salsa.



    One of my favorites is a shrimp ceviche. with lime juice, tomatoes, jicama, radishes, red onion, chiles serrano, english cucumber. I do cook the shrimp for a couple of minutes.
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    Being diabetic I have to watch the carbs. It ****ing sucks ass.

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    Low carb food ideas

    Spaghetti squash simulates pasta pretty well. And they are quite tasty.
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    Originally Posted by SoonerSteve1 View Post
    looks like a good resource.

    I think kebobs are a great low carb option... just can't serve over rice.

    Like chicken marinated in vinegarette dressing, and grilled with green pepper, red onion, and button mushrooms. In the winter when quality fresh tomatoes are scarce, sometimes I spring for a can of Italian plum tomatoes -San Marzano, as a side.

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    Stir Fry. Or any other combination of meat and vegetables. It's all I eat.
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    In addtiion to the spaghetti squash idea, there's also a decent low-carb pasta from http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/

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    Had a calamari steak this evening with a cucumber/radish/green onion salad and chilled plum tomatoes. I marinated the calamari in olive oil and pepper for about 30 minutes, threw it in a hot cast iron skillet - four minutes on one side, two more on the other. Squeezed lemon. It was great.


    My version of low carb is basically: no bread, tortillas, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar. Or other things made from flour.

    The menu then is meat, seafood, vegetables, and fruit.

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    Last edited by usaosooner; March 28th, 2013 at 12:29 PM.

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    Welcome DM to the carnivore club
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    Originally Posted by SiggyPoke View Post
    In addtiion to the spaghetti squash idea, there's also a decent low-carb pasta from http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/
    I love spaghetti squash in place of pasta.

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    Originally Posted by nekkedJ_bird View Post
    starting Monday....I may live in this little thread
    the best swaps I ahve made, because I still eat carbs (just good ones) No more sliced bread I use whole wheat lo card tortillas and the spaghetti squash or whole wheat pasta
    My next try to not eat will be pancakes or switch to whole wheat and biscuits =/

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    http://teamripped.com/homemade-bread/ Here's you a good bread recipe if you get tired of tortillas.
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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    http://teamripped.com/homemade-bread/ Here's you a good bread recipe if you get tired of tortillas.
    I have found I like lunch style meat in lettuce wraps and almond butter on apples and celery so I pretty much cut out sandwiches. I use the tortillas in the morning with my egg, turkey bacon and spinach for breakfast on my non smoothie days. IE days when I know I am going to do more cardio

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    So I started this low carb thing Monday and it's all too easy so far.

    First I've always been very skinny and by very I mean 6' 125 pounds when I was 25-26. Now I'm still skinny in my legs and arms I just have a huge gut and a little fatter in the face and Monday the 1st I weighed 197. Second I'm not much of a sweets or soda kinda person. I drink water at my desk all day and a salad with ranch is exponentially more awesome than cake. I'm also not a big eater. At as steak house after the salad and bread I usually have to take home a significant amount of a 10oz steak. Really I think what is going to be hard is the drinking less beer. I ****ing love to binge drink on Friday and Saturday and I have 2 parties and 2 weddings this month I must attend and I won't be able to drink.

    So far so good been pretty easy and I feel better and have lost a bit of weight but waiting for at least a week to compare. I also fart way less than I did before. Not sure the correlation but its true.
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    So I went to a metal show last night and didnt drink at all. Metal and alcohol go together like strippers and daddy issues. So I met up with some girls I went to school with one of whom is a former stripper (Shes a Choctaw girl of course shes a stripper) and she had a couple of her younger stripper friends there. Now this is totally my arena. Making dumb girls laugh at my advances... but I was totally out of my game without my liquid courage. So it was hard but I did it. Now on too Saturday where I have to go to a club in Bricktown with a bunch of former Jegarmeister girls and party with them.... without drinking.... This could be hard. But I'm down a few pounds and still feeling good.

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    Woot! I started Monday and I'm down just a bit over 9lbs. Mostly I blame this on 1)the weight had been put on fairly recently 2)I'm very sensitive to carbs and gluten
    Now if I can just drink enough water to keep it up.
    I want to try http://warfieldfamily.com/2013/02/keto-pizza/ this weekend.

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    Originally Posted by soonerdm View Post
    So I went to a metal show last night and didnt drink at all. Metal and alcohol go together like strippers and daddy issues. So I met up with some girls I went to school with one of whom is a former stripper (Shes a Choctaw girl of course shes a stripper) and she had a couple of her younger stripper friends there. Now this is totally my arena. Making dumb girls laugh at my advances... but I was totally out of my game without my liquid courage. So it was hard but I did it. Now on too Saturday where I have to go to a club in Bricktown with a bunch of former Jegarmeister girls and party with them.... without drinking.... This could be hard. But I'm down a few pounds and still feeling good.
    Gin or Vodka and your golden!!

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    Any clear liquor(non sugared) is good, however you won't be burning fat while your body metabolizes the alcohol. still though it doesn't make that big of difference

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    Had beef ribs, spinach salad and mashed cauliflower last night

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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    Had beef ribs, spinach salad and mashed cauliflower last night
    Yum, yum, that's why people don't diet.

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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    Had beef ribs, spinach salad and mashed cauliflower last night
    Is mashed cauliflower good?

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    Originally Posted by NAMLOOT View Post
    Is mashed cauliflower good?
    if you work it enough and butter it up, with some sour cream you really cant tell it isn't potatoes

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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    if you work it enough and butter it up, with some sour cream you really cant tell it isn't potatoes
    This means no.

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    Originally Posted by oucub23 View Post
    This means no.
    This.

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    Ha you know it isn't the same but the texture and taste is close.

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    I got to where I would roast cauliflower in olive oil and seasonings...take it to almost a burnt stage. Tastes a lot like popcorn except better, IMO. And it has a more pleasing texture than the mash.

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    Had cheddar and bacon stuffed jalepeno's for lunch.(4 whole, so 8 halves) around 230 calories and only 6 carbs was effing awesome and im still full

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    Omelet for breakfast, grilled chicken over salad for lunch, homemade meatballs with low carb bbq sauce & some cheesy broccoli for dinner

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    Weighed 194 this morning after sticking to this diet pretty strictly. I did drink Gentleman Jack Saturday night and that may have been the reason results haven't been as drastic as I thought they might be.

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    Ugh this week is hard. Crazy schedule makes dieting tough.

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    Nice dessert
    1 package sugar-free jello any flavor
    1 cup boilong water
    Mix and put in refrigerator until room temp ish
    Put jello and 1 cup of ricotta cheese in blender and mix well
    Put into bowls and refrigerate until set

    I like to use orange jello and add a drop of orange extract and a drop of vanilla extract




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    I get paid in a couple of days

    Im gonna make this http://thebaconthief.blogspot.com/20...l?view=classic with pork fried cauliflower "rice"

    until then i've been rocking simple pork chops and broccoli/salad for dinner and scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast/lunch
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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    I get paid in a couple of days

    Im gonna make this http://thebaconthief.blogspot.com/20...l?view=classic with pork fried cauliflower "rice"

    until then i've been rocking simple pork chops and broccoli/salad for dinner and scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast/lunch
    I actually make cauliflower rice quite a bit. Also I love the cauliflower pizza crusts I make ...****ing yum

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    Cheated a bit this weekend. I had a bunch of hoegaarden and a couple of sandwiches. Weighed 193 this morning. Still on track just going slow. But I have more energy now so I'll continue to eat low card and lots of salads
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    Originally Posted by soonerdm View Post
    Cheated a bit this weekend. I had a bunch of hoegaarden and a couple of sandwiches. Weighed 193 this morning. Still on track just going slow. But I have more energy now so I'll continue to eat low card and lots of salads
    And semen. Lots and lots of semen.

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    Recipe: No Carb, No Sugar Ice Cream

    3/4 cup water
    1 1/4 cup heavy cream

    1 .30 oz sugar free flavored gelatin


    Bring water to a boil and stir in flavored gelatin packet. Stir the gelatin while boiling for 30-60 seconds or until completely dissolved. Pour the hot mixture straight into your square storage dish.

    Add cream to the hot mixture and stir until the mixture has a lightened, milky tone throughout. Refrigerate mixture for at least two hours. Be sure to keep uncovered. Once the dessert has set firm, cover with lid and set in freezer at least one hour before serving. Remove from freezer, add some Ready Whip and enjoy every second of the yumminess!


    Made last night, with raspberry and it was delish!
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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    why not just use chicken breast chuncks?

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    Ill have to look it up but thats mostly it

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    Originally Posted by usaosooner View Post
    that looks amazing!

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    now that's a meat pie.

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