previous topic · next topic
Lisar514

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 11

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jul 2010, 15:05
I have a question regarding snacks. I stopped buying the Atkins Bars/Shakes - didn't use them before so why now...

My question is this - what about whipping cream? Heavy whipping cream is 0 carbs and I get my fat/cals in by having that as a treat at night.

Also, a friend of mine eats pork rinds with butter, splenda and cinnamon for a snack.

Opinions, suggestions?


Losin It!
MOLSUE

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jul 2010, 15:26
I have mixed a few almonds with whipped cream and a splash of cocoa to make a similiar treat.
msamy034

Joined: Feb 10
Posts: 408

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jul 2010, 15:27
Some of the cream does have carbs, so be careful. But having said that I whip it up and have SF jello occasionally as a desert...I LOVE whipped cream LOL. I had to cut back though because I am testing to see if it was one reason I keep loosing/gaining the same 2-3 pounds.

I used to be able to find the porkrinds already flavored with splenda and cinnamon but haven't been able to in quite some time-I don't care for hte hot ones.
klbbrewer

Joined: Aug 09
Posts: 17

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jul 2010, 15:45
Pork rinds with butter cinnamon and splenda!!!! omg yummm! anyone have a recipe...although I'm sure I could wing it...
220/185/125

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels Smile
Lisar514

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 11

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jul 2010, 16:00
Yeah - it is an easy recipe!
Put the pork rinds in a bowl - melt some butter in the microwave and then pour over the pork rinds.
Sprinkle a packet of splenda and a few shakes of cinnamon on them and mix...
It really is a tasty snack!
Losin It!
Beeb

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 15

      quote  
Posted: 28 Jul 2010, 21:12
Wing it! It's what everyone does with the cinnamon/sugar pork rinds. I have never tried it, but hear it's good! Very Happy
One Day and Less Carbs At A Time!!
karbear45

Joined: Mar 10
Posts: 323

      quote  
Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 00:17
You are limited to how much cream you are supposed to have. I don't remember how much that is. check your book. As long as you are within the limits, it should be fine.
~~Karbear45~~
iamtig

Joined: Jun 10
Posts: 201

      quote  
Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 03:12
I took myself out of keytosis with heavy whipping cream. And here is the clincher: In the US of A it is legal to mark a product zero carbs if it has less than one carb. That means that a product showing zero carbs for one tablespoon per serving, you could very well be getting .999 of a carb. I (I am able to admit this now) did not read the book where it says you can have 2 tbs a day. For almost a week, once a day I would fill half my glass with diet root beer and half of zero carb (see above) whipping cream. Yikes! Delicious!! But not Atkins friendly.
My mind controls my body, my body no longer controls my mind.

There is no more falling off the wagon for me. I am on for the entire trip. I am the only one in control of how smooth the ride.

(Both quotes by ~tig)
Lisar514

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 11

      quote  
Posted: 29 Jul 2010, 10:07
iamtig: thank you for your reply - that is definitely eye opening and yes, I do remember now reading 2 Tbl a day - my how quickly the mind forgets those important little things!
Okay - whipping cream is now out.
Guess I'll stick to pork rinds for a sweet treat when I feel the need.
Hmmm... .999 x 8 = almost 8 carbs!!
Losin It!
odyssey

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 84

      quote  
Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 20:21
To be accurate, if the per serving carb amount is below .5 (from 0 to .49)per serving, manufacturers can put 0 carbs on their product. Anything between .5 and .99 can be expressed either as <1 carb or 1 carb, whichever they want to do.
Basically, they round down if less than half a carb and up if more than half a carb, so if something says zero carbs it will have anything from actual zero carbs up to just a hair under half a carb per serving.

When I am counting, unless it is meat, if something says 0 carbs, I estimate .25 carbs per serving and figure all together that will average the zero carb things I eat out about right.
"You have a masterpiece inside you, you know.
One unlike any that has ever been created, or ever will be.
If you go to your grave without painting your masterpiece, it will not get painted. No one else can paint it. Only you." ~~ Gordon MacKenzie



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Lost some weight, mostly inches
I'm eating mostly vegan, dairy free, whole foods, watching oils (fat), and salt intake, so far I've lost 25 pounds and 2 pant sizes, and my pants are lose on me now again. I do cheat on the ...
by CoCo Crispy64 on 07 Dec 16 04:01 PM
Gonna do it
remember any app is just a guide and food labels can be inaccurate as is measuring calories via trackers and apps
by spacey48 on 07 Dec 16 02:35 PM
Don't run, walk
I've done my own little survey, and it depends on your fitness level. It's about getting your heart rate up. My sister is walking faster than she normally does, but slow for my liking and she gets ...
by Chatterbox999 on 07 Dec 16 09:56 AM
Notation question for food journal
Ooo thank you. so good to know.:)
by kimberly rae on 07 Dec 16 09:16 AM
Wine and weight loss
'Fraid so. Try weaning yourself down to 1. Try a spritzer (with soda water) as this makes it a long drink. :)
by Chatterbox999 on 07 Dec 16 03:04 AM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Crazy Italian
New Snack tip. I spread cheese onto slices of cucumbers and eat my tuna with celery stalks!
23 May 16 for diet Atkins