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Old 02-26-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Calculating Protein, Fat & Carbs

Hello. My husband and I started Adkins (or thought so) at the New Year. Last week we decided to transition into Weight Watchers so we could have a different variety of food. MISTAKE! I was starving and I ended up gaining 5 lbs. from all the sugar and carb loaded low cal food. So, I got the book, figured out we have been eating things on induction that are a no no. So my question is, besides eggs and salads, what do you eat for breakfast and what sides do you do with your meat? And the other question is how do you figure the percentages of carbs,protein and fat? ( I have seen a lot of people have 65% fat, 35 % protein, 5% carb) (Math was never a strong suite for me!) Thanks for all your help, these boards are inspiring!

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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Hello. My husband and I started Adkins (or thought so) at the New Year. Last week we decided to transition into Weight Watchers so we could have a different variety of food. MISTAKE! I was starving and I ended up gaining 5 lbs. from all the sugar and carb loaded low cal food. So, I got the book, figured out we have been eating things on induction that are a no no. So my question is, besides eggs and salads, what do you eat for breakfast and what sides do you do with your meat? And the other question is how do you figure the percentages of carbs,protein and fat? ( I have seen a lot of people have 65% fat, 35 % protein, 5% carb) (Math was never a strong suite for me!) Thanks for all your help, these boards are inspiring!
Hi! You might check out the Eat Fat, Get Thin Thread. They have the percentages I believe or at least you could ask if you can't find them.

There is a Poster (Erin57) in our Thread (February[[[Calorie]]] Challenge) who is doing great being on WW and yet following the Eat Fat, Get Thin percentages.

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Old 02-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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You can put your menus into one of the on-line tracking sites and it will figure out the percentages of your daily intake. Make sure you add in cooking oils and everything your are eating.

Yes you do need to read the book. Make sure your husband reads it as well. Just eat foods off the induction list and stay under 20 grams of carbs a day and everything will work fine.

For breakfast, I tend to eat dinner foods instead of eggs and bacon because I don't like breakfast foods. You should also look up One Minute Muffins, they are good for breakfast. There is a food porn thread. Go look at it for some ideas on what you might eat. The possibilities are really endless.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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I like to do eggs, sausages, leftover beef, leftover chicken, anything like that for breakfast. I can't do bacon because that will trigger my binge eating and I WILL eat the whole package.

I'm currently cooking up about 2 dozen turkey sausages. I do them in coconut oil. I will have a few now and freeze the rest for a quick breakfast.

As for math, let's just say my high school math teacher was kind of gave me a few extra points so I could graduate. To figure it out, use this formula:

Take your grams of fat consumed, multiply by 9. That gives you your calories from fat for the day. Take that number and divide it by your total calories for the day. There's your fat percentage. Same thing for protein and carbs, except you put 4 where the 9 is.

Or you could use a food tracker. Up to you!
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Breaksfasts--- leftover meat, either cold or warmed up. oopsies with cheese melted on them. tuna salad w/celery.
devilled eggs. muffin in a minute, but I only eat half at a time along with some cold leftover meat. I love cold salmon for breakfast, either alone or with an oopsie roll. Cold leftover lowcarb pizza.

Side Dishes--- steamed broccoli, sauteed zucchini, cabbage shredded and skillet-fried in butter (small portion for this). Devilled eggs. celery and pepper strips (good w/wings and ranch). Boil radishes for 30 min in beef broth, discard broth and then smash radishes in skillet with a little olive oil to 'fry' (weird but good). Asparagus, steamed and then a little lemon and butter and worchestershire on it, or roasted. Pureed cauliflower.... I add 2 T cream cheese to mine. Avocado. Olives. Sauteed spinach. Pumpkin (an egg, a little splenda, some melted butter, and a dollop of heavy cream, then put in greased casserole dish and bake at 375 till the edges get chewy).

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Old 03-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #6
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Side dish with your meat? Go to the grocery store, enter the produce section, take a look around and pick up pretty much anything that is a vegetable grown above the ground. Take it home and eat it. It really is that simple! Anything on the induction list of acceptable foods. One of my favorite things about WOE (way of eating) is all the interesting veggies I've found I like. Here are some of my favorites: steam cauliflower, top with a mix of 2 TB mayo, 1 tsp. mustard, salt, pepper and an ounce or 2 of grated cheddar and nuke for about a minute to melt, mashed cauli with bit of garlic salt and cream cheese, creamed spinache, wilted spinach salad with bacon, kale sauteed with a bit of onion and bacon and simmered down with a little chicken stock, sliced cucumbers mixed with mayo, avacado - simply sliced or mashed with lemon juice, garlic salt and a spoon of salsa for a quick and easy guac, cabbage fried with just a bit of bacon, raw veggies with dip, zucchini sauteed with onion then topped with wedge or 2 of tomato and cheese and covered until cheese melts, spaghetti squash with a spoonful of marinara sprinkled with parm cheese, I could just go on and on!

Breakfast? I do a quite a few omelettes, scrambles and frittatas because it's a good way for me to use up the last few bits of this and that in the fridge - yesterday it was an omelette with leftover diced ham, broccoli, artichoke hearts and a bit of cream cheese - yummo! Also a nice way to get in some veggies if my menu is lacking. Also, you do have to sort of get over the notion that breakfast must be breakfast food. It can be anything, as long as it's on the accepted list for induction.

If you find you are lacking in ideas, pop on over to the recipe board and have a look there or look for a good cookbook or two. My recommendation is to find an author by the name of Dana Carpender. I have 4 of her books and they are the best! The basic one is 500 low carb recipes. I got mine on Amazon.

Good luck!
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