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Old 06-10-2010, 09:02 AM   #1
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do you do sausages, brats, etc.?

well, do you?

I just ate 1.5 brats with grilled pepper strips. mmm. Not no carb, but low carb.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:04 AM   #2
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Sure do.
I LOVE summer sausage with peppers and onions.

I also like spicy patty sausage with breakfast. The few carbs they have (up to 4 in some of mine) never give me issues with ketosis.

How is the cheese (or lack there of!) going?
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:10 AM   #4
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cheese...I've eliminated it as a trial.

admittedly, I'm struggling right now. for a year and a half I have bounced from 263-275. I hit 275 last month due to a day of cheats, got to 265 2 weeks ago, got back to 275 this week without cheats. I'm struggling eating less, not emotionally eating, being active in spite of my injury, etc. In a bad place. Trying to eat to a predicted calorie level (no more than 2000) and clean and simple....
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I'm a big sausage lover!! ALL kinds are equally adored Love em grilled with peppers 'n onions
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Yup, eat all sorts of sausages, brats, even franks. Never had a problem with them.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:17 AM   #7
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I love sausage, but don't eat it too often. I overeat on it too easily.
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cheese...I've eliminated it as a trial.

admittedly, I'm struggling right now. for a year and a half I have bounced from 263-275. I hit 275 last month due to a day of cheats, got to 265 2 weeks ago, got back to 275 this week without cheats. I'm struggling eating less, not emotionally eating, being active in spite of my injury, etc. In a bad place. Trying to eat to a predicted calorie level (no more than 2000) and clean and simple....
I know how you feel.. I finally just decided that I was going to lose very slow and deal with it.. I am not sure how old you are.. I am 46 so I do think it is my age slowing me down a bit.

MAYBE you are making yourself be too structured in your eating and you are having backlash eating. This was one of my problems for a while. I still write down everything I eat and total it each morning (from the day before) but if I am still hungry after what I think should be "enough food", I eat. Sometimes I don't lose for the week (if I do it's almost never more than 1 pound) but for me it feels much more controlled than holding myself back from eating when I am truly hungry and I am having much less feeling of deprivation which helps me allot. Feeling deprived always leads to eating issues for me. What do you think?
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I have found myself emotionally eating more than ever before (work stress, family stress, etc.).
I have found myself eating out of boredom (easily consuming 800c after work with dinner and snacks).
I am battling my head big time.
Debating about stopping tracking food at all, forgetting my bodybugg, and just going on intuitive feeling.
Trying to plan better, too.
Am 40....
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:32 AM   #10
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do you do sausages, brats, etc.?

Yes. Not very often (with the exception of bacon), but probably once a month. I love me some brats on the grill!!! YUM
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:36 AM   #11
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I have found myself emotionally eating more than ever before (work stress, family stress, etc.).
I have found myself eating out of boredom (easily consuming 800c after work with dinner and snacks).
I am battling my head big time.
Debating about stopping tracking food at all, forgetting my bodybugg, and just going on intuitive feeling.
Trying to plan better, too.
Am 40....
You know Jersey, I can really relate. I think it really helps to just know that we eat emotionally, something about acknowledging it HAS helped me occasionally to realize I am doing it, I can now sometimes catch myself when I get started - it's almost a mindless thing.. I might not quit until half way thru but it's still less I take in food wise, in the long run. I think I am slowly learning of other ways to cope.

I also started keeping celery and green onions in ice water in the fridge. The celery helps when I just need to munch mindlessly and the onion helps with cravings. (it's such a strong flavor, it really is helping me).

I changed the way I track my food. I fill the house with low carb and eat what I want thru the day, I just log it in a notebook - I don't check carbs or calories right then. Then the next day I add it all up in ******. It feels less militant to me to do it this way and I've been doing it long enough that I am not having issues with coming out of ketosis but I am feeling more satisfied with my food. I used to plan my entire day ahead of time, sometimes my entire week - food wise.

Just throwing some things out there! Of course take it all with a grain of salt.
You will get it all figured out - what's right for you, I am sure.
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i can recognize it when it's happening, but not always the why.

Here it is lunchtime. I had a large breakfast (3 eggs, 2 pork roll slices, espresso, Splenda), lunch of 1.5 brats and green peppers (all grilled), totalling 1000 calories. Allowing for a 500-1000 calories for dinner and snack. I am full. That's good. My carbs are <4%.

Yet I could dive head first into the candy bowl at various colleagues desks or go to the vending machine and knock out 1000 calories of crap, though I'm not hungry.

So, I can recognize that I could do it and avoid it (water, water, water). But why? No real reason. I mean, I did have a bad night, I didn't exercise this morning, I have some work stress, but not a single this is why I want to eat except that I am drawn to sugar.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:48 AM   #14
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I eat waaay to much sausage (pork sausage virtually every morning)
Walmart carries a sausage line called I think Bistro Select.They have different varieties such as italian sausage & mozzarella,habanero & cheddar,and such.very good
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:49 AM   #15
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i can recognize it when it's happening, but not always the why.

Here it is lunchtime. I had a large breakfast (3 eggs, 2 pork roll slices, espresso, Splenda), lunch of 1.5 brats and green peppers (all grilled), totalling 1000 calories. Allowing for a 500-1000 calories for dinner and snack. I am full. That's good. My carbs are <4%.

Yet I could dive head first into the candy bowl at various colleagues desks or go to the vending machine and knock out 1000 calories of crap, though I'm not hungry.

So, I can recognize that I could do it and avoid it (water, water, water). But why? No real reason. I mean, I did have a bad night, I didn't exercise this morning, I have some work stress, but not a single this is why I want to eat except that I am drawn to sugar.
It really helps to just grin and bare it for a few days ... something about getting a few good days under your belt builds commitment too, you know what I mean? It's sort of like a snowball effect. The motivation comes in the doing basically.

I had a BAD day yesterday and almost caved - it was totally an emotional thing. I even posted about it here.

ONE last thing that helps is to not have any sweet flavor (for me) when I am dealing with cravings (I have actually narrowed my weak times to 10 days ALL 10 days, before my TOM.

I don't have any sweet anything.. no davinci, nothing sweet at all, no crystal lite.. etc.. It really helps me make it thru.

I used to make all these LC treats and it just made me crave even more.
Green tea really helps me too, I make it iced. Something about the astringent taste calms cravings for me too.

I am rooting for you Jersey!

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Thanks. I'm staying strong at the moment...even though carbs are all around me. just now walked by two desks, one with jujubees on the desk and the other with potato chips.

It's an industry thing. I have never worked at a place in this industry where people didn't eat a ton of junk food. You either smoke or eat junk and I opt for neither.

Good advice on the sweet taste. So much for my DC right now. LOL... But my SweetnLow is almost out at the house, so I might just go no sweetener for a while.
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well, do you?
...I just ate 1.5 brats with grilled pepper strips. mmm. Not no carb, but low carb.
Hi JG…
Absolutely - some of our favorites they are!! Fried, grilled, baked, microwaved, in things, by themselves...we love sausage, braut, and kielbasa and have one or more of them one or more times a week.

We usually have a package of Cheese Brats in the fridge too...

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well, do you?

I just ate 1.5 brats with grilled pepper strips. mmm. Not no carb, but low carb.
I love Italian sausages with peppers and a low carb marinara sauce. Yum
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I really feel for you, JerseyGirl1969. It's so very difficult to get back on track after going off-plan for a while.

To be honest, I'd try not to even track your calories for the next few days. If you want something to eat, then if it's on plan, just eat it. Hopefully your cravings will diminish once you've been safely in ketosis for a few days.

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ONE last thing that helps is to not have any sweet flavor (for me) when I am dealing with cravings (I have actually narrowed my weak times to 10 days ALL 10 days, before my TOM.
One mouthful of sweet food, only serves to set off cravings for me - I have to avoid it completely (though I allow myself raspberries and strawberries).

Oh, and I do eat bratwurst maybe once a week for breakfast. I'm trying to be as 'wholefood' as I can, but sometimes I just have to have a processed sausage!

You're doing really well so far - if it wasn't hard, we'd all be skinny, so keep on doing what you're doing .
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I have never experienced no cravings while on low carb, which is why this is such a challenge.

I don't know how during the bulk of my weight loss to date I managed to be away from sweets.
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I love Italian sausages with peppers and a low carb marinara sauce. Yum
Oooo the Marinara sauce sounds like a nice addition, I am going to have to remember that.
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I have never experienced no cravings while on low carb, which is why this is such a challenge.

I don't know how during the bulk of my weight loss to date I managed to be away from sweets.
I have never gone more than a couple of weeks with out cravings.
Once I got SEVERE cravings by just watching an M & M commercial.

Our minds are amazing things.

Trying to stay away from sweet flavors for a while will help.
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I usually have grilled sausage once a week with grilled red and green peppers. I like the onesw that are spicy.
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I love sausages.
I only have them once in a while though.
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I like many different kinds of sausages! Italian, German, Polish...grilled. Or cooked with peppers and onions in a pan on the stove.
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I love sausages and brats, but I eat them rarely, as I try to focus on food that is as unprocessed as possible.
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from time to time.

once or twice a week. the sodium and processing keeps me from having it more often. bacon too. (don't rat me out to the rabbi). Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Oooo the Marinara sauce sounds like a nice addition, I am going to have to remember that.
I speed read and the word "Marinara" made me go back and have to read that again. I thought you were talking about some kind of left handed sauce there for a minute.

Anyway- I love kielbasa. Very high calorie and high fat food- some carbs too- but I make it every month or so. I also love brats. Not a big sausage fan but my hubby is. I do like to try different varieties of gourmet and homemade sausage.
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Just had a polish sausage. It's the kind Costco serves in the food court. It's 5 carbs but its big, soo good and easy to heat up!
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