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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?

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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.

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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.

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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...

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels Smile

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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!
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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
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.
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