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Old 06-02-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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BRAND SPANKING NEW to LC, help me out with your GO-TO snack!

Hi there, and thanks in advance for any recipes, advice, etc!

THE GOOD: I started a LC diet a week ago today, and have dropped from 301.2 lbs to 286.8 lbs, for a loss of 14.4 lbs! Yay for LC working!

THE BAD: I realized after about 48 hours of this diet that I can't live on steak, eggs and bacon alone. So because of that, I have really cut back my total daily caloric intake to <1,000 calories a day.

Late last night, I came across the Muffin in a Minute recipe, and that was AWESOME!!! Actually tastes almost like a real muffin, and really squashes that whole "bread fix". It was also really, really easy, which I love.

So, here's my question. What is your GO TO snack, when you want something that's a "mock" or "faux" version of something with carbs? The easier and the less ingredients the better! I can't really wrap my head around all these recipes with 49,582 ingredients!

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Old 06-02-2014, 02:52 PM   #2
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Grilling 2 slices of bacon wrapped around 2 rings of onion stuck together is really good. I can only manage to eat 2 at a time.

Google mug cakes and cheesecake. They are very easy.

Make the microwave Cheez-its crackers. Take 1 slice of Kraft Deli Deluxe American cheese (others sometimes work well, sometimes not). Cut into 16 tiny squares. Put on parchment paper. Microwave 40 sec- 1 min, until browned bits show, they slide off the parchment and are crispy. Good qith guacamole, any cream cheese or sour cream based dip and queso.

Make any potato salad recipe but sub diced steamed cauliflower for the potato.

Make diet coke or root beer floats by adding heavy cream or sugar free whipped cream.

Roll tiny cubes of cream of cream cheese in dry sugar free jello mix for instant cheesecake bites.
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My favorite is the cream cheese muffins. The thread is on this same page.

I hope I misread that your total calories are less than 1000 calories a day? That is too low. Are you following a certain plan?
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:06 PM   #4
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My go-to snacks are pretty easy - deviled eggs, beef jerky (sugarfree of course), sliced salami and cheese, pork rinds.

You need to eat your veggies too, guy! If you are following Atkins, you'll be eating plenty of leafy greens and low-carb veggies. Have you read the book, or at least gone to the Atkins website to find out what foods are induction-friendly?

You've done great to lose that weight but keep in mind that the first week is often loss due to your cells shedding the excess liquids that are no longer required for processing carby stuff - so please make sure you're following the plan properly for continued weight loss!

Also if you haven't already done so, take your measurements and refer to those on the weeks when you don't see the scales moving. Often your body hangs onto the weight but loses inches as things "tighten up" - so don't only count your losses based on what the scales tell you. Pay attention to the way your clothes fit too!

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Something I love is mock garlic cheese bread. I take a piece of Kraft deli deluxe American cheese and microwave it for around 45 seconds or so on parchment paper until it gets crunchy. Then I put a little butter and garlic powder on it. then I top it with another piece of cheese and microwave it for a few seconds just until the top slice is warm and gooey. It totally reminds me of garlic cheese bread.
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My favorite is the cream cheese muffins. The thread is on this same page.

I hope I misread that your total calories are less than 1000 calories a day? That is too low. Are you following a certain plan?
Yeah, you read that correctly. The biggest surprise about this diet to me thus far has been how my appetite has been completely squashed. It kind of worried me to the point I call my doctor and talked to him about it. His "off the record" advice was basically "The human body is very good at letting you know when it's in trouble. So if I am still eating when I'm hungry, not feeling sick, or tired, or fatigued, and overall I feel "good"... then to go with it. Basically, whatever minor bad things that happen from an extreme diet are almost always outweighed by the much greater benefits of being in a healthy weight range".
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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Go to snack is a cup of decaf and splash of HWC and Davinci SF Syrup.

Sometimes do a eggnog which is 2 or 3 eggs, HWC, Davinci SF all blended with crushed ice. yuummy

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Old 06-03-2014, 09:30 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the replies, I am lucky enough to own a Cupcake Bakery (lucky in that I have a lot of ingredients and a full commercial kitchen at my disposal, not so lucky that I get to look at those delicious sugary bastards all day) so I am gonna try one or two new recipes a day until I fill up a stable of go-to snacks!

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Old 06-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #9
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…Ready, set, GO!!!
Hi AdamMac...

I do not count calories, and my snacks may not be for you. I don't have a go-to snack, but several.

Cheese & salami…4-5 pieces of good quality salami, and 2 year aged cheddar
Yogurt - ½ cup home made yogurt sometimes flavored
Wasabi Almonds
Smoked Almonds
Virginia Peanuts spiced up with cajun spice and lime powder
Fried cheese - 3 tortilla sized fried cheese rounds (6-7") that sometimes I put a tsp of picante sauce on each to eat
Atkin's Bars…
Dill pickles
Breyer's Low Carb Ice Cream bars

I'm sure there are other snacks we indulge ourselves with, but these are the main ones I go-to frequently…and since I only weigh once a year at the doctor's office, I'm not thinking about stalls or day-to-day losses.

My clothes fit nicely, so that's what I care about.

At age 65, I'm not trying to be mister universe, just being able to eat and not be hungry and not gain weight (I've been low carving for over a decade). As a result, my routine may not be what you are aiming for.

And after a major upper midriff hernia repair, I'm limited for life to not lifting more than 40 pounds, so I'm not a gym rat (it's really hard to work out your core if you cannot lift more than 40 pounds).



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Yeah, you read that correctly. The biggest surprise about this diet to me thus far has been how my appetite has been completely squashed. It kind of worried me to the point I call my doctor and talked to him about it. His "off the record" advice was basically "The human body is very good at letting you know when it's in trouble. So if I am still eating when I'm hungry, not feeling sick, or tired, or fatigued, and overall I feel "good"... then to go with it. Basically, whatever minor bad things that happen from an extreme diet are almost always outweighed by the much greater benefits of being in a healthy weight range".
Well I certainly wish you well Just remember that you don't want to lose muscle while you're losing. So always try to get in enough protein for your lean body mass.
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I don't do much snacking on LC as I eat enough at my meals, but I have found a few threads you might want to take a look at:

Loaded Pizza for 1 / Lots of Pics / Just 283 calories!

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ack-ideas.html

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ack-foods.html

and this one is my favorite of all (who doesn't love pics of food???!): Looking for snack ideas? Click here, you will not be disappointed (I hope) :)
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Something I love is mock garlic cheese bread. I take a piece of Kraft deli deluxe American cheese and microwave it for around 45 seconds or so on parchment paper until it gets crunchy. Then I put a little butter and garlic powder on it. then I top it with another piece of cheese and microwave it for a few seconds just until the top slice is warm and gooey. It totally reminds me of garlic cheese bread.
Wow! Never though of taking the basic Cheez-it recipe one step further!
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You can also microwave slices of pepperoni. Crunchy and tasty.
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AdamMac, welcome and congrats on your weight loss so far! This message board has some amazing threads and people have already listed a lot of great suggestions. I would take the time to read through the Fantastic Flour thread. Since it sounds like you're a baker, this will be right up your ally. I know there's a thread somewhere called Muffin in a Minute or try MiM that was very useful to me when I was new and wanted ideas for breakfast and snacks.
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Found the thread for the MiMs. Here's the link 1 Minute Muffin
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pork rinds....top with a pepperoni and sprinkle some cheese on top and mike for 30 sec or so....till cheese is melted.....or dip some in sour cream or a ranch dip......
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