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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-10-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,944
Posted By picklepete
My favorite methods: • crudité w/ creamy dip...

My favorite methods:

• crudité w/ creamy dip
• main course salad w/ protein and homemade blue cheese
• steamed and topped with herb butter and grated parmesan
• drizzled with olive oil +...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,626
Posted By picklepete
Aye, enjoying our lovely spring? :annoyed: ...

Aye, enjoying our lovely spring? :annoyed:



That's absolutely wise, I try to keep my food as perishable as possible (I know I'm doing well if the fridge is empty on grocery day). But there...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-09-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,626
Posted By picklepete
I've dabbled with them. The ones that imitate a...

I've dabbled with them. The ones that imitate a simple form of sugar like caramel, butterscotch, marshmallow, or praline are pretty convincing as long as you compensate for the liquid (treat it like...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-09-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 17,626
Posted By picklepete
I like Sweetleaf liquids, erythritol powder,...

I like Sweetleaf liquids, erythritol powder, Bob's red mill stuff, and Goya coconut milk
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 04-06-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,263
Posted By picklepete
Anyone who knows how to fix a stall has a Nobel...

Anyone who knows how to fix a stall has a Nobel prize waiting for them...

They seem to occur when the plan is a little too regular--same foods every week in the same amount. The body adapts to...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-27-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,718
Posted By picklepete
It's not a well studied area (a lot of research...

It's not a well studied area (a lot of research considers "low carb" 40% of energy for example).

Upside:
you won't curl up and die. A lot of people stay VLC for a variety of reasons such as...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-27-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,400
Posted By picklepete
The noodles and deep fried items are the most...

The noodles and deep fried items are the most important to avoid. I can't think of any Chinese dish that doesn't have vegetables though.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-27-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By picklepete
I agree, I've never seen any source besides ads...

I agree, I've never seen any source besides ads for Dannon bottled water.

Minimizing stress is more important than meeting yet another daily quota IMO.
Forum: Other Plans 03-27-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 12,722
Posted By picklepete
Since I live alone my phases tend to follow the...

Since I live alone my phases tend to follow the grocery sizes. If I buy a 3 lb. roast and head of cabbage that's going to be 4+ meals. Learning how to store everything properly is an ongoing...
Forum: Other Plans 03-26-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 12,722
Posted By picklepete
That sounds epic! I discovered I'm not very...

That sounds epic! I discovered I'm not very skilled at soup. It doesn't lend itself to precise measurements.

My basic soup is just: stock, tomato paste, celery, (fresh) basil, (dry) oregano,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-26-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,718
Posted By picklepete
Excellent! When I pick up a dubious sausage,...

Excellent!
When I pick up a dubious sausage, what I'm really craving is the seasonings but I'm too lazy to figure it out on my own. :p
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-24-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By picklepete
Good point. It's probably wise to tolerate a...

Good point. It's probably wise to tolerate a mild appetite when you know you've got a great dinner planned. This was probably our normal state before barcode/drivethru food. But serious...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-24-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By picklepete
In my experience, hunger is a sign that I'm not...

In my experience, hunger is a sign that I'm not burning fat. If I were burning fat, the cells would have energy and I wouldn't be hungry. A good diet should maximize energy and minimize stress. ...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-23-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,831
Posted By picklepete
They have different specialties. My favorite...

They have different specialties.
My favorite Torani are toffee and caramel
My favorite Davinci are butterscotch, praline, dulce de leche, and marshmallow
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-23-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,880
Posted By picklepete
I should do that--the availability of good...

I should do that--the availability of good affordable fish comes and goes so quickly it stresses me out.



I like the way you think! I've got some Trader Joe's habanero and Frank's redhot at...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-23-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,203
Posted By picklepete
Good idea. I typically use a can punch and wrap...

Good idea. I typically use a can punch and wrap foil over it but it lasts 5-7 days tops.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-23-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By picklepete
Calories are really good at confusing us. Yes...

Calories are really good at confusing us. Yes there is always energy coming and going but as a "master control lever" I found it to be pretty useless. Unless we know which types of food are going...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-23-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,088
Posted By picklepete
Alas I'm a giant SF syrup junkie. Toffee,...

Alas I'm a giant SF syrup junkie. Toffee, caramel, marshmallow, praline, dulce de leche are pretty convincing. I froth it with equal parts coconut milk.

Some people mix cinnamon or cocoa into...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-22-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,495
Posted By picklepete
The biggest hazard in any WOE is probably the...

The biggest hazard in any WOE is probably the "prison mentality" where we mark the days with chalk until we can "escape" and release the tension in donut form. But it's probably wiser to design a...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-22-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,880
Posted By picklepete
Non-perishables

The thread about meal planning got me thinking about what to stock in a proper kitchen. I buy meat and produce once a week and try to avoid anything that's too ready-to-eat, so this is what I keep...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-22-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,203
Posted By picklepete
It's what I use. It's more appetizing if I give...

It's what I use. It's more appetizing if I give it a whirl with a stick blender first (especially if I'm adding any cinnamon/vanilla/cocoa).
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-22-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By picklepete
Low calorie is risky because you have fewer...

Low calorie is risky because you have fewer options for complete nourishment (Victorian housewives were eating an estimated 3000+ kcal of meat/dairy/fruit to support their duties). Eating to satiety...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-22-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,707
Posted By picklepete
Maybe nutrition is like religion and...

Maybe nutrition is like religion and politics--best kept to oneself. :o

My close friend's doctor diagnosed him T2D and put him on a 10% fat vegetarian diet I just had to nod and smile.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-22-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By picklepete
Great point. They love to reduce nutrition to...

Great point. They love to reduce nutrition to "increase X" and "decrease Y" because it's easy to print on ready-to-eat packages. The sales pitch is still "you don't have to cook".
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-22-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,707
Posted By picklepete
I should have specified the fructose half (the...

I should have specified the fructose half (the glucose half works as you describe). Fructose is too reactive to have in general circulation so the liver tries to quarantine it ASAP. In small doses...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-21-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,707
Posted By picklepete
I've searched hard for evidence against...

I've searched hard for evidence against sweeteners. I found tons of vague suspicion but very little science. Agencies in several countries have done many, many studies. I think there are 2 total...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-21-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By picklepete
I definitely gain weight from refined oils (mayo,...

I definitely gain weight from refined oils (mayo, ranch, etc). Not 5 lb in a day but it's one idea.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-21-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,284
Posted By picklepete
Lakanto is very tasty but expensive. I haven't...

Lakanto is very tasty but expensive. I haven't tried the Walmart one.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-21-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By picklepete
I try to cap linoleic acid to 10g/day so...

I try to cap linoleic acid to 10g/day so grapeseed is a dealbreaker. The safety of an oil is kind of a formula:
smoke point x polyunsaturate total x cook time

So we can't really lump them...
Forum: Other Plans 03-21-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 12,722
Posted By picklepete
Just last year (age 32)

Just last year (age 32)
Forum: Other Plans 03-20-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 12,722
Posted By picklepete
Ya, the context of world cuisine makes it a lot...

Ya, the context of world cuisine makes it a lot easier to swallow. Nourishing Traditions did the same thing--make it familiar and tasty so you don't really notice the missing elements. VLC has a...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-20-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,114
Posted By picklepete
I learned that liquid doesn't reduce my appetite...

I learned that liquid doesn't reduce my appetite at all so I steer clear. The closest thing to a shake I make is just coconut milk + berries.
Forum: Other Plans 03-20-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 12,722
Posted By picklepete
So I know "self improvement" type gifts are tacky...

So I know "self improvement" type gifts are tacky but I sent PHD to my mother since she keeps asking questions about my WOE. She's stuck in that mode of "as long as it doesn't have X/Y/Z it's legal"...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-20-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By picklepete
Quality butter, cream, cheese, coconut, olive,...

Quality butter, cream, cheese, coconut, olive, and avocado are probably best. Some people gain weight from seeds and seed oils (mayo and dressings) so I would approach those with caution.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-20-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By picklepete
I'm a 7-day planner and really base my success on...

I'm a 7-day planner and really base my success on it. By Friday the fridge is basically empty except for butter, grated cheese, pickles, condiments, water pitcher, and flour bin. The cupboard has...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-20-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By picklepete
Iodine is best kept moderate in my understanding....

Iodine is best kept moderate in my understanding. Deficiency and overload are both problematic.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-20-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,720
Posted By picklepete
Looks like the lemonade and fruity flavors add up...

Looks like the lemonade and fruity flavors add up to 10-20 kcal.

I've seen these at Qdoba and Davani's around here. Clever technology but IMO they taste a little strange so I stick to boring diet...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-20-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,141
Posted By picklepete
I think cured meat is fine if it's mostly clean...

I think cured meat is fine if it's mostly clean and local, i.e. just ground meat and spices from the meat counter and not national/frozen brands. Salt is fine if you get adequate potassium (whole...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-19-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By picklepete
Unless the plans directly contradict each other...

Unless the plans directly contradict each other you could take lessons from each. For example the Hartwig "Whole 30" is a sudden Paleo intervention and you could apply the Atkins carb counts to it....
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-19-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,451
Posted By picklepete
I do well with 4 oz wine or 2 oz distilled...

I do well with 4 oz wine or 2 oz distilled liquor, infrequently (beer is too high GI for me).

The main hazard with alcohol is the liver making fat out of it but if you're sugar free then it's...
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