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Babyramband3

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Posted: 25 Feb 2016, 14:55
Does anyone have suggestions on place to cut back on carbs.Being in high school and bringing lunch actually makes it difficult because I have a harder time packing a low carb lunch. Most of the calories I eat in a day come from carbs. So if anyone has suggestions I'd love to hear them.
saniv

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Posted: 25 Feb 2016, 15:07
For school: take pull-tab-top cans of tuna or chicken (though that's murderously salty), or hard-boiled eggs (which won't have time to go bad outside of refrigeration if you start with them cold in the AM), olives, non-greasy cheeses like feta ... forget bread, chips, and bakery crap exists. Drink water. Juice is as bad a sugar bomb as soda.

But what's the problem with kicking the carbs at home?
nyhardhat

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Posted: 25 Feb 2016, 15:15
I pack breakfast and lunch every day. I take hard boiled eggs, cheese, tuna pouches,( I like spicy brown mustard with my tuna instead of mayo) pickles. Olives and walnuts are good. I drink water and flavored seltzer. For cold things you can buy one of those freezer packs for a buck at the dollar store. They will hold until your lunch. Salads are always good. Sandwiches using lettuce instead of bread. For crunch I use pork rinds. Avocados, and fyi, plastic silverware will cut and de-pit those things. (I work in a prison, everything has to be see thru and plastic). You can do this, it will just take a little planning.
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blondie-61

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Posted: 25 Feb 2016, 15:20
cut up veggies like celery cucumber carrots and peppers.... and alot of them .take some hummus to dip in .
protein maybe some turkey slices wrapped in lettuce leaves
an apple,. rice cakes with natural peanut butter .
you have a few carbs but not alot
nuts eggs


Lifesatrip

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Posted: 25 Feb 2016, 15:36
Check out Pinterest and DitchTheCarbs.com
Tremendous suggestions and ideas.
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mattstoc

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Posted: 25 Feb 2016, 15:56
I'm not a low carb diet person, but I am diabetic. It is the same in many regards (I typically am not as stringent as the true low carb dieters). Almonds are a go-to for me with snacks - love the crunch. Other nuts are good as far as carbs are concerned, but since I watch my calories I have to be careful (read peanuts). I love leftover meat items (steak, chicken breast) and I actually prefer that cold (reheated meat gets tough). String cheese is a great snack - stole that from my kids lunch stuff. As someone mentioned avocado (squirt a little ranch dressing in the hole where the pit used to be). I love baby spinach - so I always have a baggie of that around.
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SeaRoyhill

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Posted: 26 Feb 2016, 00:03
Make super simple chicken salad using canned chunk chicken add in mayo, diced celery or cucumbers then doctor it however you like using spices; try curry, or celery seed with garlic and/or onion powder, mustard, poultry seasoning etc. Add to a bed of greens or wrap in lettuce leaves. Try chip free taco salad. Cook up a batch of taco meat (homemade seasonings allow you to control sodium/sugar) toss with greens and top with grated cheese and salsa verde.
bonjeri

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Posted: 02 Mar 2016, 08:22
I roll a cheese stick around a couple slices of lunch meat. Make 2 of those and you will find you won't miss the bread. If you want to use bread I recommend Sourdough because it has less carbs that the others.
Lifesatrip

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Posted: 02 Mar 2016, 12:18
Thanks for sharing that suggestion: rolling lunch meat around cheese stick.
I just so happened to have packed both in my lunch today - and it will make my dining experience much more palatable! Any more great ideas?
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Babyramband3

Joined: Jan 16
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Posted: 02 Mar 2016, 14:01
I never would have thought to roll lunch meat around cheese sticks and I have a whole bag of them. Thank you to everyone who has posted on here, you guys are really creative.
fred4win

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Posted: 02 Mar 2016, 23:02
nyhardhat wrote:
I pack breakfast and lunch every day. I take hard boiled eggs, cheese, tuna pouches,( I like spicy brown mustard with my tuna instead of mayo) pickles. Olives and walnuts are good. I drink water and flavored seltzer. For cold things you can buy one of those freezer packs for a buck at the dollar store. They will hold until your lunch. Salads are always good. Sandwiches using lettuce instead of bread. For crunch I use pork rinds. Avocados, and fyi, plastic silverware will cut and de-pit those things. (I work in a prison, everything has to be see thru and plastic). You can do this, it will just take a little planning.
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fred4win

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Posted: 02 Mar 2016, 23:03
nyhardhat you are doing a fantastic job with your food....LCHF and the ideas that you share is assume...nice to know you and read your post.
fred
nyhardhat

Joined: Nov 15
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Posted: 03 Mar 2016, 05:51
Thank you Fred. It's nice to meet you too. I am one of those that believe the more you learn the more you know, especially with Lchf. It helps me learn and understand which has been a big help in learning how my body functions.
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auroragray

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Posted: 03 Mar 2016, 19:17
Also cottage cheese and greek yogurt. I've recently started using greek yogurt instead of sour cream to make onion dip and I dip cucumber slices and carrots in it and it's *so good*
Tyler2020Mik...

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Posted: 05 Mar 2016, 15:17
Babyramband3 wrote:
I never would have thought to roll lunch meat around cheese sticks and I have a whole bag of them. Thank you to everyone who has posted on here, you guys are really creative.


To be more creative, wrap them up in lettuce leaves, Romaine are the best.



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