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littlebearsd...

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 17:48
What are so me of the thing you grab to eat if you have nothing ready to stay low carb?
yo_manitas

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 18:09
I always carry with me small bag of 10 grams of salty pumpkin seeds with shell. I spend more time sucking on them and peeling them off than what i actually eat.
dollymadison

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 18:20
Sugar free jello usually has no carbs or close to it. Pork rinds have no carbs in them. Most lunch meats have close to none. Bacon made in the microwave or oven. Pickles and banana peppers, or really any kind of peppers for that matter. The pickles cant be sweet though. Cheese in moderation. Parmesan cheese is best in my opinion. Eggs are good too. Its about one carb per egg. There are some atkins meals out there, but I wouldn't rely on them too much though. Salads are of course good sometimes. I suggest italian dressing. Or salads without dressing at all, thats what I do. Chicken is good as long as it isn't fried of course.
messamermom

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 19:01
I nuke cheese to make cheese "crackers". Just quarter 2 slices of cheese, American, cheddar or Swiss, place on a piece of parchment paper and nuke for about 1:30 to 2:00 minutes on high. You can also sprinkle herbs or spices or Cayenne pepper on them before nuking to jazz up the flavor.

Individually wrapped sticks of beef jerky or meat sticks or a baggie of almonds are always in my purse, too.
eKatherine

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 19:04
I eat large enough meals so I don't get desperate to snack.

When I was traveling I made some jerky and turned it into pemmican for the trip.
yankgal46

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 19:29
What is "pemmican?"
eKatherine

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 19:37
yankgal46 wrote:
What is "pemmican?"


Pemmican
Nd2BThnr

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 19:50
Pemmican is dried beef jerky and dried fruits ground up and blended together, spread out and dried. Good for snacking.
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 19:57
i take thin slices of meat with a small square of cheese and a dolop of mustard, roll them up and put in baggies, when hunger hits, one usually does the trick but hey go for broke, eat two! live a little....lol
reddarin

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 20:06
My favorite thing is to have some bacon cooked and in the freezer. Pork sausage too. But if your calorie goal is modest maybe cheese and spicy mustard.

Boiled eggs (but I can't eat egg whites because of that stupid protein allergy thing I got after eating too many eggs heh).

I like to fix more than I'll eat for a meal and have the rest for snacking later. I do that when I fry chicken. I throw the extra in the fridge or freezer so it is easy to make a mini-meal later.
eKatherine

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 23:58
While pemmican is powdered jerky and ground up berries, it has about equal weight of fat and dried meat. I used cocoa butter instead of the more traditional beef tallow for stability.
Sunshine6442

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 09:20
Oscar Mayer Mesquite Shaved Turkey 6 slices for 50 calories and pepperchini's with 7 Kashi Asiagio Whole grain crackers about 130 calories

Fage 0% Plain Yogurt sweeten with berries

Orange
If you're hungry for a snack, grab one small orange and get a juicy dose of vitamin C as well as fiber, which helps keep blood glucose under control. The fiber keeps blood sugar under control.

Frozen Fruit Bar
Next time those hunger pangs hit, pick a frozen sugar-free fruit bar--it will treat your sweet tooth and might also have extra vitamins......Edys is a good choice or a no sugar added fudgescycle

Graham Crackers
They're not just for kids! Graham crackers are convenient, portable, and offer that oh-so appealing crunch. Grab three graham cracker squares to get 15-20 g of carbs.

Milk
For a boost of calcium and a dash of creamy goodness, down a 10-ounce glass of skim or 1 percent milk. Opting for low-fat milk is good for your heart, too, because whole milk has five times more saturated fat. I drink skim

Bread with Peanut Butter
When you need a more filling snack, spread one slice of thinly sliced rye because it digest slower than wheat bread and makes me less hungry, with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. It's a hearty treat that's packed with protein and has heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Popcorn
If you have a hankering for a crunchy snack, skip the chips and grab 3 cups of light popcorn (no salt, no butter). Plus, popcorn is easy to grab on the go and full of fiber. A little Parm or Romano cheese or cinnamon to flavor

Apple
Apples come in so many varieties, it's easy to find the perfect flavor. Choose one small apple at snack time for a serving of fruit that's also a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, which helps prevent cholesterol buildup. 1 small apple 52 calories, 1 medium apple 75 calories

Strawberries and Cottage Cheese
For a snack that mixes a serving of dairy with a serving of fresh fruit, combine 1 cup of strawberries and 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese. The combo provides a boost of vitamin C and calcium to your day and protein.

Cereal
It works for toddlers and for grown-ups! Tote 3/4 cup of Multi Grain Cheerios for a crunchy, fiber-filled treat.

Carrots with Ranch Dressing
For a boost of beta carotene, fiber, and vitamin A, you can't do much better than snacking on 15 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons light ranch dressing. Many supermarkets sell individual snack packs of carrots, too. No more than 15 baby carrots or two med size carrots as they are high in sugar content.
with Hummus
Hummus isn't just a fun party dip, it's a great everyday snack option, too. Made from ground garbanzo beans (chick peas), hummus is a flavorful way to get your fiber.

Cucumber slices Cucumber
Due to their extremely high 96% water content, the inside temperature of a cucumber can be up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside air, making them a refreshing, low-calorie food. One whole cucumber equals only 45 calories! A dip in the hummus too!

1 CUP OF MIXED BERRIES WITH70 CALORIES...ADD 2 T OF LOW FAT WHIPPED CREAM FOR A TOTAL OF 90 CALORIES.....
QuilterInVA

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 15:56
She was asking for low carb snacks. Bread, graham crackers, cereal, popcorn, etc. are not low carb.
Zoomama1

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 18:17
I agree with QuilterInVA. Most of those items are not even close to appropriate for a low carb diet, especially on an Atkins board. Atkins is HIGH FAT, so all the recommendations for flour and fruit based items and low fat is just totally inappropriate.
dandelionSKY

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 19:03
If at home I will generally go for unsweetened soya yogurt and add hemp seeds & sunflower seeds, if zing needed a splash of lime - no honey for sweetening Smile . If I'm going out I will take 10 almonds and some celery sticks stuffed with cheddar, or cucumber slices stuffed with cream cheese n chilli flakes to make bite sized hor d'oeuvres. I have seen others eating cucumber slices like crackers with peanut butter on.
Started at 255lbs and goals achieved so far are: 246=19/07/13 & 238=06/08/13 & 232=24/08/13 & 226=07/09/13 & 220=
Sunshine6442

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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 08:50
to answer QuilterInVA you say Bread, graham crackers, cereal, popcorn, etc. are not low carb.

Whether graham crackers, popcorn, are good for a low-carb diet depends on the amount of carbs your diet allows and what other foods you're eating...that's just common sense.
incogneeto

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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 12:54
What nutrition is there in popcorn, gram crackers, cereal???, and bread, etc. Why would you want to spend your carbs on meaningless food? Snack on food with some value if you must snack. Coconut oil can be made into tasty snacks AND has nutritional value.
mummydee

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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 13:12
I agree Incogneeto, I eat nothing processed and don't miss it one bit. You had alot of good wholesome food suggestions Sunshine, but i definitely would leave out the processed crap. Especially if on a low carb, I eat 30 - 40 gms a day all of veggies and fruit and would never use up 1/2 my carbs on 3 graham crackers.
Zoomama1

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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 16:53
Sunshine6442, are you at all familiar with Atkins? You know, the HIGH FAT diet? You're on an Atkins board, and you keep talking about "healthy" low-fat dairy and evil saturated fats. Popcorn and graham crackers? Not a chance. You're in the wrong place. Your suggestions are totally off base. Your "common sense" doesn't jive with the science. There is probably a low-carb board where that might fly, but not on Atkins.
eKatherine

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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 19:01
An ounce of any of those would be more carbs than is permitted in the induction phase of Atkins. It would leave them no room for healthy vegetables.



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