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k-lo74

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Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 17:41
Doing well with my calorie counting so far and after a sneaky peek at the scales i'm losing weight but i'm having far too many carbs! i don't want to follow a specific low carb diet but would like some ideas for low cal,low carb meals if anyone has any Smile
sbutler1

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Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 17:57
You need more meat in your diet. Based on what you have recorded the only protein you got over the last two days was 16 g from a prepackaged chicken pasta salad. Good ideas for low carb low cal meals are easy, cook some meat, cook some vegetables, put them on a plate, or toss them together make a salad or a stir fry.
Hoser

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Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 18:05
It looks like you're eating mostly crappy processed foods.

Try switching your diet to something that's based more on fresh fruits and vegetables rather than stuff that comes out of packages.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 18:05
Vegetables --- 111 ways. Just eat more veggies and you won't have room for the other junk!! Salads, steamed veggies, raw veggies, veggie sandwiches, veggie soups!!

Honestly, adding vegetables makes a huge difference. You can eat so much and not get too many calories.
MillaLite

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Posted: 20 Apr 2012, 18:49
I like to keep ready to cook, frozen salmon fillets in my freezer. Very healthy, full of essential omega-3 fatty acids, and lean. Best part is they are skinned, filleted, boned, and come one fillet in an individual package!

These can be cooked frozen or thawed, I prefer to thaw. Suitable for baking, grilling, or pan frying! I pan fry mine in olive oil covered in Mrs. Dash salt free Lemon Pepper! But the possibilities are endless! Steam some veggies and dinner is served!



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suremeansyes

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Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 10:29
Upping the amount of protein and fat you eat will automatically bring down the amount of carbs you eat. Start eating more meat (lean chicken or fish), cook with olive oil, and start eating more veggies.
k-lo74

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 16:27
thanks all,i know i have eaten a lot of crap,i work 6 days a week and weird times which makes cooking and eating a proper meal difficult but i do love meat,salad and veg so going on all your advice i think i'm going to have to sit down,work a menu out and fit it in,preparation is definately going to have to be key Smile
suremeansyes

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Posted: 21 Apr 2012, 21:15
Good luck! Smile Staying focused and prepared helps A LOT, it becomes habit after a while. I put together my and my husband's breakfast, lunch and snacks for the day in about 15 minutes every morning.
k-lo74

Joined: Apr 12
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Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 06:20
Thanks.....shopping tomorrow armed with a very healthy looking shopping list and a new attitude Smile
MillaLite

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Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 07:26
Good for you! Sounds like you've got a plan of action in place. To make your work week easier for you, small sandwich bags can be your friend. When returning from the store, go ahead and cut up and pre-portion some of your veggies/fruits into individual baggies or small containers. That way most of the work is done for you, and you just grab it, and go!
Cheers to an upcoming successful week for you (all of us, really!)
** You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. –Albert Einstein **
k-lo74

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Posted: 22 Apr 2012, 17:02
thanks i'll get some bags too then,always have been ill prepared for most things haha i'll get used to it Smile



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