For those of you on Low-Carb diets

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ellen...

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Posted: 21 Dec 2016, 20:07
Thanks for the clarification of the letters.
jlbenitz

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Posted: 22 Dec 2016, 09:31
I'm thinking about trying some chopped cranberries in one when I get back home. I sometimes chop a few olives in one or add a spoon of picante sauce. Every now and the some chopped pistachios. I make mine savory by adding garlic powder, salt,pepper, and a little cumin/chili powder blend. Great with a dab of cream cheese.
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Posted: 22 Dec 2016, 16:09
Thanks for ideas, jlbenitz. I haven't had any luck so far with savory ones. But I may try again with picante sauce and garlic powder. I want one I can use as a hamburger bun or sandwich bread.
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jlbenitz

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Posted: 23 Dec 2016, 04:39
If you add picante you will need to nuke a little longer. Try crumbling a little bacon in one. Also good with some blue cheese. Works well for a BLT. I have a BLT most mornings when I'm at work. Has to be with beef bacon because there is no pork here. Sad
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Posted: 23 Dec 2016, 18:57
Liz,
Thank you so much for your comment..I will weigh in next Friday instead.
what do you eat and how do I go about finding a free carb diet plan to,
follow. low carb/high protein diet.
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Posted: 24 Dec 2016, 14:07
jlbenitz, I tried a MIM with picante sauce and parmesan cheese. It was perfect for a hamburger bun. I may try ranch dressing instead of picante just to see. Thank you again for the great ideas. You made my savory MIM bread work.
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jlbenitz

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Posted: 25 Dec 2016, 03:31
The variations are only limited by your imagination and the ingredients we can safely eat. I've even made them with capers and minced garlic. Chopped jalapenos gives it a nice kick. Sun dried tomatoes is good but go light. easy to rack up the carbs with them. Chop in a little spinach and some feta.
rick2038

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Posted: 01 Jan 2017, 06:53
You probably shouldn't be eating a bunch of muffins every day if you want to lose weight.

It's sad that this has to be explained like this, but that's the cost of all of this garbage information spread by macronutrient 'hack' diets.
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Posted: 02 Jan 2017, 08:06
@rick2038- MIMs are low carb. Google the recipe. Made with flax seed and so very delicious!
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rick2038

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Posted: 02 Jan 2017, 12:38
Sherillynn wrote:
@rick2038- MIMs are low carb. Google the recipe. Made with flax seed and so very delicious!

It doesn't matter that it's low carb or made with weird flour, it has the same calories and similar nutritional value as a piece of chocolate cake!

OP is effectively asking, "While I'm on a diet, how many pieces of cake should I eat on average day?"
The correct answer is zero, you should eat zero pieces of cake on an average day.
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Posted: 02 Jan 2017, 12:51
@Sherillynn - thanks for the help
@rick2038 - you're wrong, it doesn't have the same calories or carbs as chocolate cake. The MIMs have helped me tremendously. I will try to limit to 1 per day.
Thanks for all the input, I tried one with ranch dressing and garlic powder and it is perfect for a hamburger bun. I intend to keep eating them. The original question was about limiting them and I need to do that. Thank you all for your input.
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rick2038

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Posted: 02 Jan 2017, 13:33
LO-Carb Karen wrote:
@rick2038 - you're wrong, it doesn't have the same calories

Atkins MiM recipe wrote:
235 calories

Livestrong.com wrote:
One piece of commercially prepared chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, weighing 64 g, contains 235 calories


One has carbs, the other doesn't, which only means you'll feel different after eating them- the cake will make you feel worse. But if you eat too many, either one will make you just as fat.
ARB0001

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Posted: 02 Jan 2017, 16:49
rick you can't just say that because 64g of a commercial chocolate cake with frosting has 235 calories (some do, some don't) and a MIM has 235 calories (not that we know yet how many grams it is) that it is exactly the same problem to a dieter...

That would be like finding a quantity of lean chicken meat that has 235 calories and saying that 'how many MIMS should I have?' means 'how much lean chicken meat should I have?' the answer is none? a dieter should have NO lean chicken meat? - clearly INCORRECT

how something makes you feel after eating it is very much the point of the difference - one will spike your blood sugars and send many people crashing down into bad-choice-territory, the other won't.

How is eating a MIM or two or even an entire RDI composed entirely of flavoured MIMs in any way different than any other food choice a person makes? why not make dieters eat an RDI of cardboard (anyone know the calorie count of cardboard by chance? got any good recipes?) because you try and do that and you got almost 100% of failed diets - because one of the biggest problems some dieters face is they may feel they are 'missing out on all that delicious junk' some people can't find non-junk food delicious just yet, or perhaps they do but they find it amusing to eat something that looks like bad food but is a slightly better choice.
And even if it is a bad-food-item (which I don't concede) one that has to be made yourself at home is a huge protection from buying ready made bad food items out there in the shops.

So I don't think you are using sound logic and I don't think it is very helpful of you to discourage people from doing what works for them, there are more reasons to eat a MIM (if you want to) than there are not to.
rick2038

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Posted: 03 Jan 2017, 05:03
Cake is flour, butter, eggs, sugar

MIM is flour, butter, eggs and fake sugar

They're comparable because they have almost the same ingredients, meaning their nutrition is the same

Chicken has nutrition, cake doesn't

And again, it doesn't matter what it's made of if you're eating more than your TDEE you will gain weight
jlbenitz

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Posted: 03 Jan 2017, 08:45
Two different flours there. Flax meal has almost no carbs to it. The calories in it come from fat. Nutrition in the two is not the same. Have you tried one? I can personally attest to the fact that LCHF eating can and does work. I lost 125 pounds doing it, don't have sugar cravings, my blood work is now fantastic and the doc has taken me off HBP meds. If the low calorie way works for you more power to you. Don't knock what might work for someone else just because it's not the same.
rick2038

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Posted: 04 Jan 2017, 08:23
Carbs... fat... that's not nutrition. Vitamins and minerals. Pounded up grains, regardless the species, are high caloric density and mediocre nutrition, having a few minerals and not much else.

You didn't lose 125 *because * you followed a LCHF diet. You lost 125 pounds by diligently eating fewer calories than you use each day. Following any diet where that is true will work. Following any diet where that is false will fail. Carbs. Don't. Matter.
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Posted: 04 Jan 2017, 12:48
Rick - if you have something positive and constructive to offer - by all means - but when you need to belittle others to make yourself look smart - you only look small. Troll on...
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Posted: 04 Jan 2017, 13:20
Not to start a flaming war or anything, but carbs and fat are very, very different. Our bodies metabolize these two in very different ways. Carbs will always be converted to glucose. Once that happens, we get insulin to offset the excess which is then stored as fat.

Maintenance of a healthy digestive system requires input from lipids, which include molecules such as cholesterol, appropriate saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and other lesser known components such as glycosphingolipids.

Cholesterol is the precursor to bile acids, which are needed to digest and absorb long-chain fatty acids. Cholesterol is also recognized for its physiological importance in the skin and the intestine where it plays an important structural role as a component of the organ membranes. Cells lining the digestive tract are particularly rich in cholesterol.
rontravis

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Posted: 04 Jan 2017, 13:25
w o w . . . .
just wow.... @lo-carbKaren, If something works for you, and your Dr isn't making you stop....don't stop.
My Dr is the one to point me this way, and he continuously monitors my progress, and 50g carbs or less a day is working for me. I have cut all BP meds, statins, insulin in less than 11 months. I only listen to him and my body. This character has ALL his stats hidden, nothing for noobs to observe and strive for. My drum beat says "March on!"
Rckc

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Posted: 04 Jan 2017, 13:34
I agree so much of the battle/struggle is mental. I've lost on LC. Was it because I ate less calories? Yes. BUT it also is because with LC I am not hungry like I am when trying to just eat low calories. With LC I ENJOY the foods I am allowed which keep ME satisfied. Some people get by just fine with the "eat to live not live to eat" mentality. My mind doesn't work that way. I wish. I LIKE food, I LIKE eating out, I LIKE parties and little snackies. I LIKE that I can incorporate MY "LIKES" into a meal plan that works for ME!
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