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Cheat Your Way Thin diet ~ **guide available to download in post #45**

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Low Carb Meals

breakfast:

2 egg whites + 2 turkey sausage links (I use banquet frozen)
2 egg whites + 2 bacon (I use the very thin pre cooked kind . they are low fat.. if you use regular bacon I would only use 1 slice)
2 egg whites + 2 pcs canadian bacon
1 whole egg + 2 egg whites
cottage cheese + ham


Lunches, Snacks

1 chicken sausage (sams club asiago/spinach) + walnuts
1 chicken sausage + cheese stick
full fat cottage cheese (that counts as both protein + fat)
low fat cottage cheese + almonds or walnuts
low fat cottage cheese + cheese stick
piece of chicken breast + celery stuffed with cream cheese
deli roast beef + goat cheese wrapped in lettuce
deli turkey + goat cheese + red peppers
can tunafish + mayonnaise (over greens or plain)
1 egg + 1 egg white + low fat mayonnaise (over greens or plain)
1/2c chobani 2% plain greek yogurt + chopped walnuts (gives it a nice crunch)



Suppers
chicken breast + mozzarella cheese + tomatoes + string beans
chicken breast +low fat cheddar + thin bacon + spinach
salmon + grilled zucchini
Grilled chicken or shrimp Caesar salad - no croutons, dressing on side
Chicken/Beef kabobs - with mushrooms, onions, peppers, zucchini
Pan seared scallops + garlicy spinach
turkey mignons (from sams club.. basically a white meat turkey breast peace surrounded by bacon -- it looks like filet mignon) + string beans



The options are endless .. mix and match!
I just saved this list to my computer. I've done low carb diets before, but never where I actually had to be aware of how many servings of fat and protein I was having at once. My meals have been pretty lame, so thanks for the list, this gives me lots of great options! I also noticed that you have some proteins that aren't on the list, like roast beef, I mean it is a protein, but I was having a hard time seeing beyond the list, so this really helped!

I eat cottage cheese quite a bit and almonds. I just ate a grilled chicken salad with olive oil and vinegar for dinner, I'm still a little hungry, but it's almost shake time.

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sometimes I will cut up a red bell pepper into strips and much on it at various times in the day... there are lots of free veggies on the list .. so take advantage if you're hungry!

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Good morning!

 

Wow, I just had time to read through most of the posts that I missed during my busy last week.

 

So I wanted to say that I too, Katie didn't lose weight on my 3rd week of the diet. Weird, but whatever. Didn't it feel great to finally have a cheat day? cheesy.gif

 

I forgot most of the other stuff I wanted to say...oopps! It's way early this morning!

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Just popping in to say that my weigh-in on Sept 5/09 was the same as the week before...no loss. sad.gif I am going back to an all low-carb setup 6 days/week as it seems to be the only thing that works for me. That and I ended up having a cheat day on Sunday too since we were out of town and pretty much gave up. My weigh-in will probably suck again this week. Sigh!

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Thanks for those food choices! I tried to start this yesterday by winging it. Yeah didnt work so well. I was fine till I got to dinner. So I think Ill restart next week after I do some grocery shopping :)

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I am having issues. On my low card days I am very tired. I know that sounds odd, but I was wonder if my body needs a little bit of cards. I have been on the low carb for a little of 3 weeks now and body is not likeing it. Being that I have been doing it for 3 weeks I don't think it is my in shock anymore. Before I started this the only carbs I really ate were 100% wheat bread and potatoes once or twice a week with my dinners. I was not able to give up fruit. I'm just not sure why I am so tired. I take a b-12 pill every morning and i take a vitamin on top of that, which is high in Iron.

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On my low carb days I am very tired. I'm just not sure why I am so tired. I take a b-12 pill every morning and i take a vitamin on top of that, which is high in Iron.
when you are eating low carb and lots of protein you are likely getting tons of iron from your diet alone (meats and dark leafy greens have lots of it). you are actually supposed to be careful to AVOID vitamins that contain iron because of this. (i remember this from back when i did atkins). one of the first noticeable symptom of too much iron is fatigue, but there are complications that are more serious:

Iron Disorders Institute - Disorders

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when you are eating low carb and lots of protein you are likely getting tons of iron from your diet alone (meats and dark leafy greens have lots of it). you are actually supposed to be careful to AVOID vitamins that contain iron because of this. (i remember this from back when i did atkins). one of the first noticeable symptom of too much iron is fatigue, but there are complications that are more serious:

Iron Disorders Institute - Disorders
Thanks for that information. The only thing is I still have low Iron. I am no longer anemia which is great. When I went to Dr. last week she checked my Iron and its not as bad as it normaly is, so that a plus because I don't have to start Iron shots. That was my next step if I couldn't get my Iron up. I still do not eat Red meat which she kept telling me to do, because of the amount of Iron red meat has.

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hmmm that's weird. but i forgot ... i think you mentioned in this thread before that you had low iron. you should definitely talk about the diet with your doc then. sounds like maybe your problem is with absorption and not intake, kwim? all this stuff is so complicated, and it's like you have to have just the right balance ... too little isn't good and too much can be just as bad or worse (and sometimes really dangerous)! my dad is having problems with too much potassium right now and is having to totally change his diet.

 

but anyway, eating low carb *should* result in *more* energy, not less. the carbs only give you a quick high and a crash. also the eating every 3 hours should be keeping your motor running, so to speak.

 

were you a big caffeine drinker before, and have you given it up? i gave up caffeine once before and in the beginning it was brutal but eventually i actually had more energy and was more alert without it.

 

best of luck getting this all sorted. and remember, not every diet is right for every body. it's worth giving it a fair shot, but if it's not right for you maybe another approach is better. smile03.gif

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