Low carbing? (Recipes)

by lcm @, Silver Cliff, Monday, November 27, 2017, 10:45 (330 days ago)

Anyone have any low carb recipes to share? I have been on it for years, and am looking for some new recipes. Especially bread or cracker recipes. Tried and true please.

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by Kenny K, Monday, November 27, 2017, 16:31 (330 days ago) @ lcm

I try to avoid carbs, but I don't really try to replace it. Instead I try to focus on fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. I haven't had a burger since then. No fried food. I eat thin crust veggie pizza in limited quantity because the sausage is usually high in fat. But that is an occasional treat. Mostly fish, chicken, pork, and smaller chunks of red meat. I eat 2 eggs for breakfast with a slice of low fat cheese, on one slice of whole wheat bread. I stopped eating rice - except for the occasional Chinese meal - hard to avoid fried anything in Chinese food. I try to avoid potatoes, pasta, and other obvious sources of carbs.

I've actually lost over 100 lbs since August 2016 - using an Android phone app called Value Diary that is actually just using an older version of Weight Watchers points. I liked WW because I don't have to track fruit and veggies, which saves me lots of time/trouble.

I think the biggest trick is tracking EVERYTHING and not cheating. I weigh myself every day, but the daily variation can mess with confidence - keep in mind that there will be ups & downs.

With that said, in the last two months I fell off the wagon - work travel and Thanksgiving haven't helped, but with the start of this week I'm working hard to get back on my game and keep going. I'm not sure if I've been cheating or if something in my metabolism changed. Time will tell.

Kenny K.

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by lcm @, Silver Cliff, Monday, November 27, 2017, 18:20 (330 days ago) @ Kenny K

That's great Kenny! it is sometimes hard to get back on track when you falter. Now is the time, before Christmas and New Years. Best wishes. Nothing is a failure unless stop trying. 100 lbs is a lot of weight. That is just awesome!!

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by mrse @, NORTHERN WI, Monday, November 27, 2017, 20:30 (330 days ago) @ Kenny K

Losing that much weight is AWESOME. Keep up the great work. :-) :-) :-)


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by gg @, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 14:56 (329 days ago) @ Kenny K

Thanks for the tips and encouragement, Kenny K! On the pizza, why not buy the plain flat crusts and make your own with veggies and low sodium pizza sauce? Can even put small chunks of chicken on it, and decide on the amount of low fat cheese you put on it. I'm by myself now and just buy the 7" crust and if I can't find low sodium pizza sauce, I buy Contadina low sodium tomato sauce and put some Italian seasoning on it. Same difference.

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by nan6649, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 16:27 (329 days ago) @ Kenny K

That's a phenomenal job ! Congratulations.Great work! That must really take a lot of work.

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by Kenny K, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 11:43 (327 days ago) @ nan6649

I could not have done it without the support of my wonderful wife in fundamentally changing how we eat for each meal.

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