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onedaat

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 18:05
Nuts aren't junk food, they're good for you in moderation. They are a good source of potassium, magnesium (if the soil hasn't been depleted), calcium, iron and fiber. If you're avoiding carbs then that means you can't drink milk. In that case soaking raw almonds in water overnight, draining, rinsing, then blending with additional fresh water makes a nice milk substitute.
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mummydee

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 18:27
I think she wrote dough nuts, not just nuts! and its a great start! good for you, and the next step is to stop looking at those foods for special occasions... toxic foods are not treats, they are toxic! I make all my own 'treats' from all natural fruits, quinoa and real dark chocolates.

You can do it! The longer you go without , the easier it will get.
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Diablo360x

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 19:56
Oh man, toxic? Fear mongering at it's best.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
mummydee

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 21:04
nope, not fear mongering, do your research., learn about sugar and it's toxic nature, it's not fat that causes the problems we have it's sugar. going for a great looking muscular body is one thing, going for healthy is another..
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
Missnaughty

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Posted: 19 Aug 2013, 23:05
I agree the biggest thing is to just not crave them, not being hungry helps I find and I can say it's near on three to four weeks, no
bread
cakes
flour
No butter or marg
No sugar in any form
and I'm feeling fantastic
Wish you all the best and hope you get a handle on it, and yes the longer you do it it will become natural.
Nicky111

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 05:04
I'm also trying my best to cut out carbs. I've never been a big bread/potatoes/rice fan but my problem is sweets, chocolates, confectionery - anything with sugar.

Hopefully my diet calendar and my scale will start looking better soon Smile

Good luck Cassidy
Nicky
onedaat

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 06:20
mummydee wrote:
I think she wrote dough nuts, not just nuts! and its a great start! good for you, and the next step is to stop looking at those foods for special occasions... toxic foods are not treats, they are toxic! I make all my own 'treats' from all natural fruits, quinoa and real dark chocolates.

You can do it! The longer you go without , the easier it will get.



Ahh ok, I missed that.
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"It is in vain to speak of cures, or think of remedies, until such time as we have considered the causes . . . cures must be imperfect, lame, and to no purpose, wherein the causes have not first been searched.”

- Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

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umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 08:32
Kassidy Bogard wrote:
Never again will I eat pancakes for as long as I live!!!


Kassidy Bogard wrote:
Can only have a little of it on special occasions. Embarassed


To me, these two statements are at odds with one another so you are essentially setting yourself up for failure from the beginning. Rather than saying what you can't have, why don't you focus on what you can have? By focusing on eating wholesome, unprocessed, nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, lean meats and proteins, whole grains, foods with good fats like nuts, avocados, olives, and fish you won't have room or hunger for those "bad" items. And you should plan to include small amounts of treats such as peanut butter, high quality dark chocolate, ice cream, and even things like cookies, cakes, and pies. Just measure out an acceptable portion, not the whole box of cookies, the whole pint of ice cream, or a huge slice of cake or pie. By planning for treats like this in moderation, you take control of your food (not the other way around). By completely denying these things, you're almost certain to end up binging later.
KathyTriesAg...

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 08:35
I am on week 2 without sugar foods and I feel better and my clothes are fitting better already. Out with the processed foods I say!
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Roblaw2b

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 08:48
I agree with Kathy.. looking at what your "giving up" or "missing" is probably counter-productive.

My own approach is to create a plan (for me, it's primarily creating an ongoing caloric deficit.. CICO) and then to move forward - not thinking about "giving up" things, but thinking about being healthier and eating healthier. In that regard, I think there is SOMETHING to the Atkins approach respecting maintaining a healthy level of protein and fat - which, at least for me, I think maintains a healthy metabolic rate, and reduces cravings.

Beyond that - I look at the things I eat under the "calories per fulfillment level" paradigm. A chocolate or a candy, to me, represents wayyyy too many calories and too few "enjoyment points". Give me a give barbecued shrimp, or a grilled chicken breast or some Spanish faux-rice (grated cauliflower).

Processed carbs in particular, for me, I find to be very vacuous foods. Potato chips, French fries, mashed potatoes, etc.. I'm still eating some carbs, but they are typically whole wheat, whole grain.. and are very modest.

So far, so good for me.. the biggest thing, by far, has been the daily, relentless, recording of all things consumed. Assuring brutal honesty - and over time, it just works. I see when I have a day where I've eaten pizza or Italian sausage on a bun, or fried chicken, and I just accept that it's going to result in momentary weight gain, and, slightly slower progress.. and get back to work the day after staying on track.

It's not that complex, actually - and while it isn't "easy", it isn't that difficult either, once you get in a rhythm.. best of luck!! Just being here I think is half the battle.
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 08:55
I will never swear not to eat pancakes. I love them too much and am willing for give them up temporarily. Yeppers. I'll eat them again.
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 09:01
I agree Roblaw, the very act of recording what I eat here on fatsecret makes me be successful. It makes me think twice about eating one of those doughnuts that my co-worker brought in. It makes me think "I should eat a hard boiled egg and some grilled veggies for lunch today since I had a carb heavy day yesterday". It makes me think "do I really want that high calorie margarita or should I get the lower calorie choice of diet coke and rum?" It makes me think about my choices and allows me the power to make better decisions with my food.

And the act of tracking my activity makes me want to be less lazy. It makes me realize when I have sat at my desk for too long without taking a break for a walk. Or when I have turned into a lump on the couch and I should do some housework or go outside and enjoy the day. And once you get into a habit of tracking, tracking, tracking, it really becomes very easy (and quick) to do.
suzygirl1017

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 09:25
I've lost most of my weight, well on my way to my goal, and I haven't stopped eating carbs or drinking milk. It's all about moderation. I try to switch out simple carbs for refined carbs as much as possible though.

As for pancakes... homemade recipe w/ whole wheat flour & my kids love them!! http://pinchofyum.com/whole-wheat-pancakes-for-two

(Beware: this is not a diet-friendly food... it's still a treat, there is plenty of sugar in these. However, I feel better about feeding my kids these than a box of Aunt Jemima's). It's also better for you. So if you are going to indulge, try these.
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suzygirl1017

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 09:26
This is what did it for me too. This website is amazing & the Android app is a lifesaver!

umdterpsgirl wrote:
I agree Roblaw, the very act of recording what I eat here on fatsecret makes me be successful. It makes me think twice about eating one of those doughnuts that my co-worker brought in. It makes me think "I should eat a hard boiled egg and some grilled veggies for lunch today since I had a carb heavy day yesterday". It makes me think "do I really want that high calorie margarita or should I get the lower calorie choice of diet coke and rum?" It makes me think about my choices and allows me the power to make better decisions with my food.

And the act of tracking my activity makes me want to be less lazy. It makes me realize when I have sat at my desk for too long without taking a break for a walk. Or when I have turned into a lump on the couch and I should do some housework or go outside and enjoy the day. And once you get into a habit of tracking, tracking, tracking, it really becomes very easy (and quick) to do.
I'm back on track!
Lost 50 lbs. in 2011, gained a bit back after pregnancy.
If did it once, I can do it again!


Goal #1: 190 lbs. - Met April 29, 2013
Goal #2: 180 lbs. - Met June 9, 2013
Goal #3: 170 lbs. - Met September 6, 2013
Goal #4: 160 lbs.
Goal #5: 150 lbs.
The BIG Goal: 145 lbs.
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 09:48
This is our go to waffle recipe, via Alton Brown and Good Eats. We add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and sometimes cinnamon to the batter. Tastes sooooooooo much better than any mix out of a box. I don't think these even need syrup. Usually just have them with a little butter or some sliced strawberries or bananas. Yum yum yum.

Makes 6 (8 inch round) waffles.

Ingredients:

4 3/4 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 cup
4 3/4 ounces whole-wheat flour, approximately 1 cup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 whole eggs, beaten
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron

Directions

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In another bowl beat together eggs and melted butter, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the iron according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Close iron top and cook until the waffle is golden on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.

Per waffle: Calories: 316 ;Total Fat: 11.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 6 grams; Protein: 11 grams; Total carbohydrates: 44 grams; Sugar: 10 grams; Fiber: 3 grams; Cholesterol: 129 milligrams; Sodium: 623 milligrams

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/basic-waffle-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback
kelpster

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 12:41
Before I started eating LCHF, we would have French Toast Sundays. Now we have switched to Pancake Sundays! lol We have been experimenting, and this one is pretty tasty:

http://www.lowcarbmom.com/low-carb-cream-cheese-pancakes/

It doesn't have to be a "treat". Yay!
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 13:01
kelpster, those sound yummy. I may have to give them a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing!
kelpster

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 13:04
You're welcome! I make a sugar free fruit syrup to add to them, but they are tasty just with butter, too.

You may need to add a touch more almond flour if it's runny. Enjoy!
umdterpsgirl

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 13:26
I'll probably just use whole wheat flour as the carb count doesn't bother me, but even if I have to double the flour, a batch of these looks like it clocks in at under 500 calories. I'm actually not a huge fan of pancakes usually because I find them to be too heavy, but this recipe seems like they would be a lot less dense. I also use real maple syrup on things like this because a little bit goes a long way.
kelpster

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Posted: 20 Aug 2013, 13:37
They are NOT low calorie, but I am doing LCHF, so it works for me! They are definitely less dense, and if you want something more crepe like, just take out the almond flour.



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