If You Want To Share Low Carb...

  1. I have a ton of low carb recipies/ideas/tips/tricks/blah...blah...blah... I am always looking for new ideas and wondering if anyone is interested in sharing ideas here. What do you think?
  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   nursegoodguy
    I'd love to know some low carb ideas but I don't have any to share... I'm trying to stick to higher proteine snacks but it is difficult to avoid carbs! They even wrap proteine foods with carbs on the outside, like... fried chicken!
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    You might have to actually cook to get away from the constant carbs.
  5. by   BadBird
    Please share some of your low carb meals, I could really use them. I don't have any to share, I have been eating too many carbs lately which I need to stop. Hey Russell, 29 days tobacco free, Good for you!!!!
  6. by   vettech
    Before I ask this question, let me say this - I'm not trying to get a debate going here.

    Could someone please explain the logic of the Atkin's and other low-carb diets? I honestly would like to know what the basis is. I've been assuming it was working for the same reason any other diet works; it simpy cuts your caloric intake. But now I'm realizing its a bit more than that and I'd really like to have someone explain the reasoning behind it.

    I was pretty much a carnivore before I changed my diet and started going to the gym. Now I'm eating the traditional low fat, mid-carb, high protein diet and I've done well but I'm willing to listen to the logic of the low-carb diet. Hell, if it means less time on the medieval torture machine known as an Eliptical Trainer, I'll try anything.
  7. by   debyan
    "Your body burns both carbohydrates and fat as fuel for its energy needs. Carbohydrate is the first fuel to be metabolized. However, when you cut down sufficiently on your intake of carbohydrates, your body converts from the metabolic pathway of burning carbohydrate to burning fat as the primary energy source. This results in weight loss."
    Taken from the Atkins Center site, don't really know to much about it but have been looking into it one of my friends is doing it and keeps telling me to try it. deb
  8. by   casperbjs
    Protein Diet May Prompt Weight Loss


    Amino Acid in Animal Protein Burns Fat, Spares Muscle

    I thought this was an interesting article about protein....
    I have no recipes, but eating alot of salads with meat in them.
  9. by   BrandieRNq
    I thought I might start by telling you what I have eaten/plan to eat today.

    For breakfast, I had 2 scrambled eggs, 4 peices bacon, coffee, orange-pinapple EAS drink.

    For lunch, I had mushroom-jack fajitas from Chili's with all the toppings (no tortillas). I am stuffed. Also diet coke.

    For dinner, I have a steak thawing in the fride. I will have a green salad with some tomatoes, onions, hard-boiled egg and full fat ranch dressing. Maybe some cottage cheese if I am still hungry. I will probably have a couple of cocktails this eve (not working tomorrow!) Rum and Diet.

    My whole day of carbs will not exceed 25 grams.

    I don't follow anyone's "plan". Just using my own experience knowing my body and what I can do/not do without. I have had great success starting 2 years ago when I lost 40 pounds. I did gain some back in 2 years (15 lbs). However when you consider the average success of other diets I am very happy with this. Would it help if I kept a kind of running daily or every other day list of what I am having in that day?? Let me know. Have a great day.
  10. by   RNforLongTime
    My husband and I are following the Wieght Watchers plan and are eating lots of low fat food. Lots of fruits and veggies. He's following the plan better than I am and in a month he's lost 10 lbs and I've lost 5 lbs. It'll be easier now that all of the Girl Scout cookies are gone!
  11. by   debyan
    Those evil chocolate covered cookies with peanut butter from the girl scouts are sooo good. I bought a package and haven't opened them up yet, some sort of depraved diet torture I guess. Really had forgotten about them until now. They are sitting in the backseat of my car right now, boy is it rainy and cold tonight. deb
  12. by   PennyLane
    In my nutrition class we're going over carbs vs. proteins now. When carbs are not available, the body can make glucose out of proteins. However, it has to take the protein from muscles first. So when you go on a low-carb diet, your body basically thinks it's starving and starts breaking down your muscle tissue. By-products of this process are ketones, which are TOXIC. You risk serious, serious damage to your liver by staying on this diet for any length of time.

    There are numerous other reasons why a diet low in animal products are beneficial. It takes more energy to produce meat than it does grain. In fact, something like 40% of our grain goes to feed cows. Many more people could be fed on the grain then on the meat, because only 10% of energy is transferred from one level to the next. Cattle take a lot of water, and use up a ton of pasture land that they graze, causing massive amounts of erosion. Not to mention the rainforests being destroyed for beef. They are also a source of greenhouse gases (methane).

    If you are at all environmentally conscious, the single most important thing you can do is stop (or seriously limit) your meat intake, especially beef.

    Sorry, my first degree was in Environmental Science. I rarely go into this with people, but for some reason felt I needed to add my 2 cents. I'll get off the soapbox now.
  13. by   DebsZoo
    This Broccoli Cheese Soup is AWESOME
    Hubby AND kids all liked it.which is a major miracle in this house!

    Since we have a large family, I double it and it turns out fine, no adjustments needed.

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    3 cups fresh or frozen and thawed broccoli

    4 oz. cream cheese

    3/4 cup heavy cream

    3/4 cup water

    2 pkgs chicken boullion (I use cubes, starting with 4 then adding to taste)

    1 tsp. pepper

    4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

    Chop and cook broccoli. If you'd like some chunks in the soup, set some aside or cook a little extra and set aside, Combine broccoli, cream cheese, heavy cream and 1/4 cup of water in food processor, blend all. Transfer mixture to a pan, add boullion, pepper and rest of water. Simmer over nedium heat. Add cheddar cheese and stir until melted.

    Great soup for those on low carb diet....for those not, STILL a great soup, just add crackers or a nice bread on the side, and it's a nice meal for a cool day.

    Doesn't take long to throw together either
  14. by   angelbear
    I could use some recipes and ideas. My best friend is on Atkins and has done quiet well. She tries to user lower fat stuff and adds more veggies but has lost quiet alot. She looks great and says she feels great.