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Old 06-28-2014, 07:49 PM   #1
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The low-carb random thought thread

I thought this might be fun if it goes on for a while. So, any random epiphany or musing will do. I have 2 from today:

--Wow, powdered sugar has less carbs than granulated.
--I don't really crave bread. I think I've just always eaten it more for convenience. Waffles, however, are a different story....
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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I realized when I eat almonds I eat even fewer than my measured portion....little dog loves them and will not be denied
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Green olives are slightly lower-carb than black olives. 10 large ones yield 1.5 & 2.8 total grams, respectively.
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Old 06-29-2014, 09:36 AM   #4
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I realized when I eat almonds I eat even fewer than my measured portion....little dog loves them and will not be denied
from:
Nuts Dangers to Dogs
"...Nuts are one more "DO NOT EAT" item to add to Fido's list of toxic or harmful substances...Almonds
Almonds

Dogs love the taste of almonds, particularly the flavored variety (jalapeno, barbecued, smoked, vanilla, cinnamon, etc.).

While not toxic, almonds are not easily digested can give your dog an upset stomach and create gastric intestinal distress..."

Just saying.
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Add Xylitol to the "Toxic to Dogs" list.
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My dog won't touch almonds but will kill for peanuts LOL

My husband tried to make sugar free chocolate pudding with almond milk instead of regular milk because he figured it has less carbs. Well, it came out like chocolate soup LOL I think he had to use less almond milk than the directions say. Oh well, live and learn.
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Having Arugula salad today, if you say it with the right inflection it sounds like a horn from one of those old fashion cars

thanks for the heads up on the dog eating almonds.....she'll NOT be pleased
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Having Arugula salad today, if you say it with the right inflection it sounds like a horn from one of those old fashion cars
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Aroooooooogula....yeah, LOL!
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Why do so many people hate kale? I was watching Jim Gaffigan make fun of it and all it did was make me crave some kale in a big salad.
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Low carb has not only benefitted me and my health but my dog as well. She eats raw now and is thriving. Not suggesting people should eat raw......
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Since I am now maintaining, I allow occassional treats. Was planning on a burger with bun and fries on Friday for lunch. When I got to the restaurant, I just didn't want the extra carbs and ended up with my usual bunless burger with a side salad. It was delicious.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:18 AM   #13
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I went to a restaurant yesterday that had pureed cauliflower on the menu as a side dish. It was delicious! I had it with chicken, but next time I go back I am having a big steak.
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I love broccoli and it's like half of my veggie intake. I used to hate it.

I can only have it cold though. People should stop ruining vegetables by boiling them
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I love broccoli and it's like half of my veggie intake. I used to hate it.

I can only have it cold though. People should stop ruining vegetables by boiling them
IMO, boiling is the worst way to prepare a vegetable. Adds no flavor! I love roasting or sauteeing broccoli or using it with cheese in a casserole.
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A year ago I signed up to be able to go to a daily lunch group nearby, as a way for me to get out. I don't get out often, and in fact, have been there only twice. Right after I signed up, I started other things, including low carbing again, which kept me away. I went only two times: just after thanksgiving, and a few days ago.
They supply a monthly calendar of meals which have a main dish often of a meat, fowl, or fish, sometimes a casserole, sides of salad and starch,, veggies, fruit, and bread/wheat/starch.
I am going to go more often, as I can. Last I went, they piled the plate high with everything, including both potato salad and ambrosia--one of my favorite salads. I asked for another, with just the meat (plain roast beef) and the cucumber salad! The server asked why, and I said "I simply can't eat that much, and I don't want to waste it."
He made me another plate.
So, now I can go back tomorrow maybe, and have just the muchu chicken and broccoli. On the back of the menu they list the entree with nutrient info. the chicken has cal 562, fat cal, 18.1, protein 39.4, 75 carbs and sugar, 26.
It is all high, I know. I will scrape off as much sauce as I can, and ask for more broccoli.
On reading the information, it looks like I could go at least once a week, and I doubt I'd go that often, as the lowest carb entree is 68. For a once in a while thing, I might do that, depending on how it affects my goal. I'm pretty low carb the rest of the time, and if needed, I can eat the salad only.
This is an evening meal at noon.
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I know you're not asking for advice, but if I wanted to eat low carb (as I do), I would abandon this lunch group and find another way to 'get out.'

My own solution is to take some 'extension' classes at a local college. Last year, I learned knitting, and this year, I'm taking beginning drawing and then watercolors. Learning new things is interesting--even when I'm terrible at it as with knitting--and there's a lot of social interaction in the classes.

In losing weight (and now maintaining), I find it's best to limit 'food involvement' as much as possible.
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"In losing weight (and now maintaining), I find it's best to limit 'food involvement' as much as possible."

Exactly right, Leo41!

And YES, about kale. It's my wonderful, new discovery, and I find myself talking to everyone about it. They probably don't appreciate that!

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Thanks, I do appreciate hearing your thoughts, which is why I posted this. Because of reactions to chemicals, I don't get out often with people.
I have taken painting classes ( I use oil paint without solvents.) I had to take the summer off, but will continue in the fall. The group is small and the air handling system is good with this small class. I paint plein air when I can. I'm doing both book and video lessons in landscapes now.
I crochet, but have special needs because of the fibers. I crochet outside with a fan blowing on my work, away from my face. Joining the local yarn group is out for me.

I was in a small drawing group at the local library, but there is carpet, and I simply can't be there safely. I can sometimes do a few other things with people, but not often.
The lunch room is very large, participants few, and so far, there was only one fragrance problem that I was able to move away from. This is a needed social outlet for me. But if I find that an occasional high carb day is a problem, I will eliminate it. (I do one sometimes now.)
I'm hoping to be able to use one of their rooms without charge for another fragrance free drawing group.
I go to the gym when I can.
Again, thanks for your thoughts.
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Tuesday's veggie is tangy spinach, Friday's is sauteed kale, both of which I frequently, (except the tangy). How do you think they make "tangy"?
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Garlic butter?
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Maybe a little lemon peel?
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I'm sorry; I didn't know about your chemical sensitivities. That is certainly limiting!

My own sensitivities are mainly to food additives--which is why I avoid food that I don't prepare as much as possible.

So my 'recommendation' for you was coming mainly from my own experience

Good luck with the lunch group.
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I always add some vinegar to my spinach. Makes it nice and tangy. And delicious!
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maybe sour cream.
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I just went to lunch at McDonald with a friend. I had already eaten my homemade lunch at my desk an hour before we went. She had a burger and fries and a strawberry sundae. I ate the package of nuts that comes with her sundae and was perfectly satisfied without icecream.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:58 PM   #27
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I can't stand raw broccoli, but boiling it is terrible. I prefer to steam it and salt it. Most veggies I'll only eat cooked.
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Cooking steamed broccoli and sauteed okra from garden right now.... DH is grilling the ribeyes
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Question here since it does me no good to ask my family. Why must the brownies sit on the counter and scream at me? Would it kill them to put them out of site in the oven? Same goes for honey bbq chips too......

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Cooking steamed broccoli and sauteed okra from garden right now.... DH is grilling the ribeyes
Shelby, I just finished cooking my baby Yellow Squash that my farmer friend grew. They were the best I ever had. Your are so lucky to grow your own...
Tomorrow night is eggplant that he grew and I am going to have to splurge on my carbs with the homegrown tomatoes next because I have 5 in waiting.
With a roasted chicken..
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