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sdgrl1960

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Posted: 22 Oct 2012, 22:22
need help what are some good munchies at nite also can we have low carb icecream Question
angiekae68

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Posted: 22 Oct 2012, 23:41
I'm pretty sure ice cream isn't included in the allowed foods for the Induction Phase, but I think you can have heavy cream. Whip some up with the mixer, add some splenda and cocoa powder and you've got an instant dessert! It's not something that I would get in the habit of doing, but if it keeps you on plan and you're eating enough veggies and drinking plenty of water, I think it would be okay every now and then.

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Reed
angiekae68

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Posted: 22 Oct 2012, 23:49
As for snacks, I normally keep some rolled up ham and cheese in the fridge for snacking. Also, pepperoni slices are good to snack on. You can even microwave them and make little chips Smile Pork skins are a good, crunchy, filling snack. I also like to snack on pre-cooked, microwaveable bacon. If you have any flaxseed meal, you can make the most amazing crackers, and flaxseed meal is allowed in Induction Smile Check my Journal from earlier today. I posted a really good link that gives lots of ideas and suggestions for things to eat and snack on Smile

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Reed
eshny

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Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 02:45
Not only are pork/bacon products high in fat and salt, they're very unhealthy. There are much better things to snack on.

I don't live in the US, but I know there's a huge selection of lo carb, lo fat ice cream products, no fat cakes, cookies, etc. No country in the world has this much selection. You can also air pop popcorn which is filling and low calorie, or the 100 calorie snack packs of cookies etc.

Where I live, there are almost no diet products, you have to improvise, so I just try to keep it crunchy and lo calorie.
tenkilos

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Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 03:40
On an Atkins way of eating, pork rinds and bacon are fine, Atkins counts net carbs, not calories.
Fat is a big part of the diet, low fat and Atkins does do work.
Try not to eat manufactured food, stick to real food as much as possible.
For a treat diet jelly and cream, I like to make up a jelly and add cream cheese while still warm, blend well and pop in the fridge to set. Yummy desert at only 1.7g net carbs per serve (depending on the cream cheese you use)
I use 2 little sachets of jelly crystals - which normally makes 1 ltr (1000mls) I only use about 700 mls boiling water, and a 250g pack of full fat cream cheese. = 5 serves.
Some ppl reduce the water a little more and add some cream too.


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tenkilos

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Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 03:41
mmm I meant 'Fat is a big part of the diet, low fat and Atkins does not work' ha ha sorry


Linda
angiekae68

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Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 04:20
eshny wrote:
"I don't live in the US, but I know there's a huge selection of lo carb, lo fat ice cream products, no fat cakes, cookies, etc. No country in the world has this much selection. You can also air pop popcorn which is filling and low calorie, or the 100 calorie snack packs of cookies etc."


sdgrl1960 is still in the Induction Phase of Atkins. There is a pretty strict "allowed food list" during this time. Ice cream products, cakes, cookies and popcorn are definitely not on that list. And as, tenkilos pointed out, Atkins does not work using "low-fat" products, nor do we count calories. Those "100 calorie snack packs of cookies" may only have 100 calories, but the Chips Ahoy! Thin Crisps, for example, have 17 net carbs per pack. During the Induction Phase, you're only allowed 20 net carbs a day.

Here is a list of foods you can eat on Induction:

Induction Phase Allowed Foods List

And here is the article I spoke about in my earlier comment:

Low-Carb/High-Fat For Beginners

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Reed
paperiniko

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Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 04:50
sorry but the article contains a lot of inaccurate or misleading information starting from the myth about the fat storage hormone of insulin. This continuous disinformation has reached new ridiculous peaks pushed by all the low carb diets gurus that have built an industry around a bunch of misleading lies or at least untruths. The most recent being all the BS built to promote Paleo and all the new wave of fad diets.

Now I have nothing against a low carb approach if it makes you feek ok and achieve your goals, but claiming that as long as you drop the starchy carbs and sugars you can eat whatever you want of the other nutrients is pure BS and very dangerous as well.

The role of insulin is way more complex than described and repeated by many on this board.
It is perfectly possible to loose fat with high carb diet and gain it with a low carb one, the only thing that matters is calorie deficit.

For those who are interested in getting a bit more accurate info on insulin and on the myth that the low carb diets fans tirelessly spread around here is a good article:

http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/?page_id=319

stone-chick

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Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 07:00
I have an icecream maker and I make my own. Then I know exactly what is in it. If you are seriously thinking of pursuing this way of life for life the investment is worth it. In Canada, in our little town I am unable to buy any low carb options. I just have to make things myself. The web has some amazing recipes.
I can do this. No matter how long it takes, I will not cave to the sugar devil lol.
Goal: 150 by 01/10/2012



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