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#21 jak27

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    Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:22 PM

    Originally Posted by lucky k72
    I'm on the weight watchers core plan which limits carbs to basiclly only one serving of whole grains, potatoes a day. One of our favorite fast meals for the summer is Chicken Cesar salad made with light Caesar dressing, precooked and sliced chicken, olives, grated parm cheese, and a Caesar kit. We add low fat croutons. I also love polenta (cornmeal). You can usually get a sausage shaped package in the vegetarian section. I slice it up and cook it in non fat cooking spray..have it with non fat low sugar pasta sauce or with salsa. And of course grilled foods like shish kebabs are made for the summer and low carb diets....yummy
    MMMMM I love polenta! I went through a phase where I only ate sautee polenta with homemade tomato sauce for weeks. It is delicious!

    #22 smwatson

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      Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:27 PM

      make sure you eat lots of tomatos they help break everything down better

      #23 NATASHA

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        Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:55 PM

        Yummy - I love fritattas - especially on Sundays!

        Can you replace most of the pasta and bread that you would eat with more sauteed veggies? I know, I love veggies and that's rare, but you can have 1/3 of the pasta you would normally have and replace that with 2/3 veggies and you will fill up a lot more than normal.

        Also, replace bad carbs (refined breads, and white rice) with whole wheat (really - not the stuff that just says whole wheat) bread, brown rice and rye berries (YUMMY).

        Try a handful of almonds before you eat. They're high in protein and will get you feeling fuller before your emal versus trying to fill up with pastas and breads during your meal.

        Finally - the best substitute is soup. You can make a chicken veggie soup (especially if you're not a huge fan) quickly and easily and you can pretty much eat that all day and stay trim.
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        #24 MsShelley


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          Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:14 AM

          thank you girls for all the great ideas!!

          #25 *JillD*

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            Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:34 AM

            I have done no carbs before, which is too restrictive for me, so about a month or so ago I tried just eliminating the major carbs like pasta, bread & potatoes. If I really wanted a piece of bread I would have it, but I tried not to make them a normal staple in my diet. So I ate a lot of fruits/veggies and protein and it actually worked very well. When I eat less carbs I'm so much less hungry so it helps me stay on track.

            Of course I'm on vacation right now and all we've done is lay in the sun and eat, so I'm going to have to really get back to my diet when I get home so I can fit in my wedding dress!

            #26 Martha

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              Posted 02 August 2007 - 09:50 AM

              Eating no carbs is never a good idea...that messes up your intestines and stuff. You always need to eat veggies!

              I think it's a good idea for all people to cut back on process, refined carbs. They are bad! :)

              #27 sunshine0714

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                Posted 10 August 2007 - 06:18 PM

                I'm doing the south beach diet. Phase 1 is tough, but Phase 2 you can have some fruit and whole wheat foods, so its much easier! I'm doing with the fiance and its soo much easier when you are eating the same foods!

                #28 MsShelley


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                  Posted 13 August 2007 - 08:01 AM

                  I had to give up on the low carb... I had a migraine for 4 days, and then a slight headache thereafter... As soon as I started adding carbs back, I felt better...

                  #29 MikkiStreak

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                    Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:09 AM

                    Originally Posted by beachbride
                    I had to give up on the low carb... I had a migraine for 4 days! As soon as I started adding carbs back, I felt better...

                    That's fairly typical---- it's like when people quit smoking or give up sugar--- the body responds to the change, but usually after a week or so, symptoms go away and the body adjusts. Granted, not an easy thing to go thru for that week of adjustment...

                    I'm pretty much doing the low-carb thing 100% now, but mostly for medical reason. If I ingest gluten, I break out head to toe in blisters. Since gluten is in the majority of processed foods, I've had to give up breads, pasta, dairy, condiments, etc... On top of that, I had given up sugar also---- so for the most part, I'm limited to meat (and we switched to seafood, turkey, chicken, with the occasional beef), veggies and berries....

                    But boy, talk about some weight loss! Damn, in the first 6 weeks of the diet, I lost about 35 pounds! After awhile, my body got used to the dietary changes and now I feel better than I have in years! I don't have low energy, I went from sleeping 8-9 hours per night down to about 5-6, I'm more alert mentally, my memory has improved, and my digestive system feels better than it ever has in my life!

                    #30 rodent


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                      Posted 13 August 2007 - 09:25 AM

                      Originally Posted by beachbride
                      ok, this might be a stupid question... don't laugh... what is a frittata? I only started eating salad about a year ago, I am a picky eater and wouldn't try anything new, now I love them! lol
                      Not a dumb question. I didn't know what they were until a few years ago. There may be different ways to make them, but mine it like a big egg. I'll try find my recipe.

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