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Punkin 02-16-2013 04:29 AM

How do you eat less than 10g carbs?
 
Hi, I have been doing atkins and had a major carb creep. I was trying to keep my carbs between 20 - 25g, but when I tried adding a few more induction veggies, the carbs took over and my old symptoms all came back. After two days or really bad hypoglycemia after meals, I decided to double check all my carb counts. I am not sure the carb counts in the atkins book are correct and I think was getting a lot more carbs than I thought. :)

I was thinking of trying to lower my carbs below 10g, thinking that it is a better goal. But I was confused. What does one eat when going that low? Everything except meat has carbs in it.

If there is anyone doing below 10g can you give me a sample of what you might eat in a day? Thanks.

Mistizoom 02-16-2013 04:31 AM

Are you talking total carbs rather than net carbs?

mizzcase 02-16-2013 04:50 AM

Meat and eggs. Cheese and olive oil. Coconut oil and butter.

reddarin 02-16-2013 06:08 AM

Here are several of my ~10g total carb days this month:

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Code:

Feb 5th

Calories: 2,178

Fat: 189
Pro: 114
Car: 9

77/22/2

Breakfast: Black coffee and CO.
Lunch: Eggs, sausage and cheese.
Dinner: Chicken, sour cream, pickles.
Snack: HWC float.
End of day: 1oz CO.

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Code:

Feb. 8th

Calories: 1,866

Fat: 151
Pro: 122
Car: 12

71/26/2

Breakfast: Coffee and CO.
Lunch: Bacon and eggs.
Dinner: Fish, dressing, tomato.
Snack: HWC float.
End of Day: 1oz CO.

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Code:

Feb. 9th

Calories: 1,870

Fat: 160
Pro: 104
Car: 7

75/23/1

Breakfast: Coffee, CO, HWC.
Lunch: Eggs and bacon.
Dinner: Chicken and sour cream.
End of Day: 1oz CO.

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Code:

Feb. 10th

Calories: 2,136

Fat: 186
Pro: 110
Car: 7

77/22/1

Breakfast: Coffee, CO, HWC.
Lunch: Bacon and eggs.
Dinner: Pork skins
Snack: 2 cups of chicken bouillon
End of Day: 1oz CO.


Leo41 02-16-2013 07:29 AM

I you were doing well at 20-25g of carbs, why do you want to go below that?

I ask because 20-25g is my own CCL (the most carbs I can handle and maintain my weight), but I don't see any point in trying to go lower than that.

ravenrose 02-16-2013 08:27 AM

I agree, try going back to 20-25 grams of carbs first.

in any case, it's best to think FAT rather than protein to get your nutrition without carb creep. good luck!

picklepete 02-16-2013 08:36 AM

Double check your micronutrients if you go that low. Blood sugar issues might be the main cause of intrusive hunger but longterm deficiencies can also be responsible.

Punkin 02-16-2013 09:05 AM

I don't really want to go below 20 - 25g, because I want to keep some veggies, but I was getting carb creep and the consequences were severe hypoglycemia. Some of the things I was eating was sunflower seed butter, which according to nutritionselfdata.com, it is more like 2 carbs/tbsn, as opposed to .5 which the atkins book says it has. Also the chinese cabbage says 0 in the atkins book, there is more like 2 g per cup, according to the same website. And I think almond milk has more carbs in it that it claims.

I'm trying to repair my metabolism, at is damaged from doing endurance sports and a bad diet. My body has no clue how to use fat efficiently for energy and anabolism. The only thing I can think of is reducing the carbs and increasing the fat. But I didn't know how to reduce carbs below 20g, short of drinking oil for breakfast/lunch and dinner!

When I meant eating below 10g, I was talking about net carbs, yes thanks. I appreciate everyone's feedback so far.

Michelynn 02-16-2013 09:13 AM

[QUOTE=reddarin;16262144]Here are several of my ~10g total carb days this month:

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Code:

Feb 5th

Calories: 2,178

Fat: 189
Pro: 114
Car: 9

77/22/2

Breakfast: Black coffee and CO.
Lunch: Eggs, sausage and cheese.
Dinner: Chicken, sour cream, pickles.
Snack: HWC float.
End of day: 1oz CO.

=============

Code:

Feb. 8th

Calories: 1,866

Fat: 151
Pro: 122
Car: 12

71/26/2

Breakfast: Coffee and CO.
Lunch: Bacon and eggs.
Dinner: Fish, dressing, tomato.
Snack: HWC float.
End of Day: 1oz CO.

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What's in the HWC float (besides the obvious HWC)?

reddarin 02-16-2013 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michelynn (Post 16262461)
What's in the HWC float (besides the obvious HWC)?

It is diet soda and HWC. Sooooooo tasty! Almost any flavor of diet drink will work so experiment. Use as little or as much HWC as you like. I usually use an ounce with as much soda as my glass of ice will hold.

My current favorites:

Coke Zero
Big Red Zero
Orange
Diet Dr. Pepper

:)

mizzcase 02-16-2013 09:57 AM

Diet Root Beer is great too. :)

Kittee 02-16-2013 10:33 AM

How? Will power. Lots and lots of it xD lol...jk...it's actually delicious to me! A typical meal for me is some sort of protein with tons of fat (mostly butter in my case because I love it) and some sauteed mushrooms on the side. Shrooms are pretty low in carbs and I don't have a lot. I don't really get carbs from anything else, except maybe a teeny bit from cheese, and eggs have a bit but I don't eat them daily.


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