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Old 02-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Catholic Low Carb'rs - What are you eating for Lent?

Well Lent starts tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. I have been so focused on meat while on Atkins that going for a whole day without it is going to be a challenge. What are you guys going to eat on Fridays and the Fast days?
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Fish, eggs or cottage cheese.
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On Ash Wednesday we'll be eating a butternut squash curry. It's higher in carbs than we usually eat, but I figured since its also a fast day we could get away with it.

We never eat meat on Fridays, usually we have fish or an egg dish. I'll like to have something easy on Fridays. Most of the time its scrambled eggs.
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Lent is no problem for me because I eat fish far more than meat--salmon, tuna, shrimp, flounder, cod, etc. I also could live on eggs if I had to because I love them so much.
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Pumpkin bake in the morning, egg salad for lunch, mockafoni and cheese for dinner.
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tunafis salad but egg salad for lunch sounds good . U can have cheese pizza but I never felt that was in the spirit of lent, thanks for dietary reminder I forgot it was meatless
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Thanks for the input. I will have to go get some fish. I don't like eggs but I might have to try some egg salad as well.

We always celebrate Fat Tuesday by eating all of the sugar in the house. I will be watching the family go at it tonight.
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Big Stevie, tomorrow will be my hardest day so far! I don't know if everybody does this, but we fast the whole morning so there will be no food in our stomachs with the Host. Then we fast for an hour after the Host. AND THEN WE GO TO MCDONALD'S FOR A FILET-O-FISH!!! My cousins and I have done this for my entire lifetime, for as long as I can remember. The Ash Wednesday filet-o-fish has been ingrained into my psyche.

I'm going to just have fish soup tomorrow. I'm making a broth soup with cod, because cod stays firm in the broth, with spinach and garlic. And I'm just going to have that for lunch and dinner. I think I have a lot to reflect on this year because *gluttony* has been a large, personal problem for me. So I would like to spend this time thinking about my past behavior. And of course, I want to intentionally avoid stuffing myself.

My goal is to attend Mass every Friday through the Holy Season. So I'm planning to skip the first meal on Fridays before Mass, and make light soups to eat after the Host. And then fish-based dinners, like grilled trout or tilapia. I'll post those menus in the Induction Babies thread, to let you know how that works out.
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Aside from the usual fish or veggies for Fridays. Years ago I stopped making Lent about "giving up" food. I started devoting more time to service instead of "all about me." I tried to give up technology except for work but failed miserably. I didn't last a day.
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Aside from the usual fish or veggies for Fridays. Years ago I stopped making Lent about "giving up" food. I started devoting more time to service instead of "all about me." I tried to give up technology except for work but failed miserably. I didn't last a day.
I respect your point.

My mom was sort of like that. She always said that people would be better off, in general, if they would quit the stuff they gave up for Lent on a permanent basis, not just for Lent. She was hardcore! I'm positive she's too young to actually remember the Latin Mass, but she still complained about losing the Latin Mass and no longer kneeling for the Host!
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I respect your point.

My mom was sort of like that. She always said that people would be better off, in general, if they would quit the stuff they gave up for Lent on a permanent basis, not just for Lent. She was hardcore! I'm positive she's too young to actually remember the Latin Mass, but she still complained about losing the Latin Mass and no longer kneeling for the Host!
I am from 43 yrs old and from Panama. There were a few churches that stll would conduct Latin mass WHEN I WAS REALLY LITTLE! I am with your Mom! I am just of the mind that extra acts of charity makes me feel more connected.
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While we are on the subject, does anyone count the carbs from the Host. I never have and don't even know how many they are.
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What is pumpkin bake? We love pumpkin.
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Big Stevie, tomorrow will be my hardest day so far! I don't know if everybody does this, but we fast the whole morning so there will be no food in our stomachs with the Host. Then we fast for an hour after the Host. AND THEN WE GO TO MCDONALD'S FOR A FILET-O-FISH!!! My cousins and I have done this for my entire lifetime, for as long as I can remember. The Ash Wednesday filet-o-fish has been ingrained into my psyche.

I'm going to just have fish soup tomorrow. I'm making a broth soup with cod, because cod stays firm in the broth, with spinach and garlic. And I'm just going to have that for lunch and dinner. I think I have a lot to reflect on this year because *gluttony* has been a large, personal problem for me. So I would like to spend this time thinking about my past behavior. And of course, I want to intentionally avoid stuffing myself.

My goal is to attend Mass every Friday through the Holy Season. So I'm planning to skip the first meal on Fridays before Mass, and make light soups to eat after the Host. And then fish-based dinners, like grilled trout or tilapia. I'll post those menus in the Induction Babies thread, to let you know how that works out.
Filet-o-fish was always a tradition with my dad and I on holy days as well!
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What is pumpkin bake? We love pumpkin.
Its a Linda Sue recipe, don't know how to include the link. Tastes like pumpkin cheesecake.
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Thanks for the reminder. I've been so focused (dreading!) my giving up coffee, that I forgot about meatlessness tomorrow. Yikes! Hardboiled eggs here I come!
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Back before I went low carb, I would always give up drive-through for lent. If I wanted it, then I had to park the car and go inside. No longer a factor for me. Now I feel like I've given up so much, food-wise, that I'm not sure I'm going to give anything up. Instead I want to try to get serious about exercise.

And making up my bed each morning. I've turned into a slob.
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there is also jody's pumpkin bake that is to die for, My problem is I used to eat mac and cheese or pizza but I started to feel convicted that it was not really the spirit of lent.
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While we are on the subject, does anyone count the carbs from the Host. I never have and don't even know how many they are.
That never occurred to me, because I think it's technically flesh.

It would be SUPER hilarious if the Host ends my keto-adaptation!
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While we are on the subject, does anyone count the carbs from the Host. I never have and don't even know how many they are.
Never.
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Tuna casserole with cauliflower and cream cheese, I think it's a Linda Sue recipe, seafood, fish, omelets, meatless soups.

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I ended up trying the bullet proof coffee for the first time today. I had that and a half of an avocado at 9:30 am. That allowed me to go all the way till an early dinner at 4:30. Broiled Salmon, green bean, sauteed mushrooms and a small salad. Feeling pretty good actually. Before Atkins, I couldn't go for more than two hours without eating because of my hypoglycemia. In fact, this is one of the first fast days that I have made it through. This woe is fantastic.
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I make Linda She's quiches for meatless days. They are marvelous!!
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I forgot it was Ash Wednesday until supper. And had haddock.
I remember that we fasted between meals and abstained from meat on Fridays and Wednesday. As a chikd I would give up candy. But I would collect candy in a shoe box, then Easter morning, I would fill up on my favorites.

I still fast between meals all year long, but even though I don't eat meat more than once a day, I have a hard time abstaining from it.
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if not on induction,I could do protein shakes for breakfast and lunch and a simple veggie/bean/fish soup.
egg salads and fish salads sounds good too.
if you do eat soy,then soy burgers,tofu salad and scrambles are fine.
I am also thinking of a veggie lasagna with cabbage leaves.
While I am on NK,its much easier IMHO,since the emphasis is on fat than protein.
cream cheese puddings/shakes in the morning,cream cheese spreads/broths/fat fast salads and chia puddings.Also fat bombs and bullet proof coffee.
Shirataki noodles also sounds good.



No I never count carbs in host,afterall its just a teeny tiny piece,and I just sip the wine for the host to go down ,like a drop or something.never had a problem with that interfering with weight loss.
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I have always wanted to give up caffeine ,chocolate and artificial sweeteners.
When we were in College ,we used to give up dear things like makeup,watching TV,favorite shows,shopping and over-browsing.One time I tried giving up snacking.It was hard to do back then.Now I have no choice anyway.
I always pick up caffeine after I am done.I need to really give it up this time for real.
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Fish. Cream cheese pancakes. Gluten free egglant rollatini with a no sugar added vodka sauce. I know there is great debate about Dreamfield's pasta, but I eat it about once every two months or so. It's really good with a seafood alfredo sauce.

Tonight we had salmon, simply baked in olive oil and garlic, with a side of braised brussels sprouts. Do a google search for the NPR article "Understanding the Brussels Sprouts". Who can turn down vegetables braised in heavy cream and butter?
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During Lent we go M-W-F as meatless. We do fish two times and then a vegetarian dish-- usually a vegetable soup or chili. I will buy my seafood on sale and may go big and buy a bag of talapia. Talapia has little nutritional value but it's cheap and versatile. This is also the time we do our budget challenge (SNAP-food stamp Challenge) and I see lots of cheap eggs (frittata anyone?) in our future.

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I bought Salmon for $2.99 a pound yesterday. It was so good, I went back and bought the rest of there supply. Now I am stocked up with Salmon for every Friday of Lent.
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