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Old 01-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #31
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It's not so much about stopping the losing. My body won't tolerate that much fat in one sitting, makes me nauseous. I can do about 8-10 grams before I start to get that icky "I shouldn't have done that" feeling. Both a good and a bad thing. Keeps me in check, but it sometimes sneaks up on me too.

But then that's one of the differences between the VSG and RNY - fat and sugar intolerance.
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It's not so much about stopping the losing. My body won't tolerate that much fat in one sitting, makes me nauseous. I can do about 8-10 grams before I start to get that icky "I shouldn't have done that" feeling. Both a good and a bad thing. Keeps me in check, but it sometimes sneaks up on me too.

But then that's one of the differences between the VSG and RNY - fat and sugar intolerance.
I have had a few episodes of nausea and/or dumping so I know where your coming from.
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We need to remember that these are lowcarb meals. When doing lowcarb, without the surgery, fat is your friend and is one of the reasons why eating lowcarb is delicious and satisfying. They don't take WLS eating style into account because we aren't who this targets. For me, I do fine with fat and my surgeon has never restricted fat, even right from the start. We focused on protein and carbs.
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We need to remember that these are lowcarb meals. When doing lowcarb, without the surgery, fat is your friend and is one of the reasons why eating lowcarb is delicious and satisfying. They don't take WLS eating style into account because we aren't who this targets. For me, I do fine with fat and my surgeon has never restricted fat, even right from the start. We focused on protein and carbs.
Mine as well, I just had a nutrition meeting yesterday and they preached about carbs.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:41 AM   #35
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We need to remember that these are lowcarb meals. When doing lowcarb, without the surgery, fat is your friend and is one of the reasons why eating lowcarb is delicious and satisfying. They don't take WLS eating style into account because we aren't who this targets. For me, I do fine with fat and my surgeon has never restricted fat, even right from the start. We focused on protein and carbs.
Very true.

But still, fat doesn't sit well with me so it's not about restricting it for weight loss reasons. I just don't wanna feel like @ss lol. I wish they would have had these several years ago!

I just have a hard time figuring out WHY some of them are so high in fat. Are they purposefully adding fat to them...? The turkey with herb gravy and green beans has 23 grams of fat, but where is it coming from? Just the gravy?
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Very true.

But still, fat doesn't sit well with me so it's not about restricting it for weight loss reasons. I just don't wanna feel like @ss lol. I wish they would have had these several years ago!

I just have a hard time figuring out WHY some of them are so high in fat. Are they purposefully adding fat to them...? The turkey with herb gravy and green beans has 23 grams of fat, but where is it coming from? Just the gravy?
Atkins is anti low-fat. They say it's not high fat, per say (claim is that it's "moderate" fat), but fat is promoted for various reasons. They probably add either butter or oil to the green beans, and the gravy probably has heavy cream.

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Hi all I love these for on the run, the hardest times I have had low carb or when I didn't have time to cook ahead, now I have an alternative and with my band they are the perfect size...

Maryposa you are looking amazing I must say : ) I have been on and off here for years and always been inspired by you.
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:01 PM   #38
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Hi all I love these for on the run, the hardest times I have had low carb or when I didn't have time to cook ahead, now I have an alternative and with my band they are the perfect size...

Maryposa you are looking amazing I must say : ) I have been on and off here for years and always been inspired by you.
thanks, that is so nice to hear! you are doing great!
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:10 AM   #39
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Hi all I love these for on the run, the hardest times I have had low carb or when I didn't have time to cook ahead, now I have an alternative and with my band they are the perfect size...

Maryposa you are looking amazing I must say : ) I have been on and off here for years and always been inspired by you.
Agree! And I think we need a new pic!
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Agree! And I think we need a new pic!
Funny you should mention that, although I don't plan to use it as an avatar, I plan to take some pics that I can actually share today... I've been photo journaling my recovery from surgery, but not in a way I can share lol
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #41
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Atkins Frozen Dinners

They are high in fat because you don't count fats on Atkins... just very low carbs...
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I noticed that the crustless chicken pot pie says on the box that it is a 9 ounce ... is that true, or does it include the weight of the plastic tray? If it's really 9 oz of food, this is easily two meals for me... I still get full quickly on dense food like chicken. Today I had 2.3 ounces of sirloin and most of one serving of "just for one" caulilower in cheesey sauce and I felt full... not just satisfied, but uncomfortably full. Anyway, was just wondering if that included the tray weight or not... anyone know about such things?
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #43
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It's usually just the serving weight, not the tray. But 9 oz would easily be two maybe three meals for a post op. Of course pot pie is far less dense than sirloin so a lot of the weight might be the "juice" and the crust too - which typically post ops can eat more of.
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I haven't seen them in my area yet btw.
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It's usually just the serving weight, not the tray. But 9 oz would easily be two maybe three meals for a post op. Of course pot pie is far less dense than sirloin so a lot of the weight might be the "juice" and the crust too - which typically post ops can eat more of.
good point about the sauce and any water/ice, there is no crust on those though.
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good point about the sauce and any water/ice, there is no crust on those though.
oh duh! Atkins!
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My Walmart had a bunch of different ones tonight. I bought one of each and am having the crust less chicken pot pie tonight. I really like it but I think I will be able to get two meals out of one.
I also enjoyed it but I don't find it that filling. I also tried the beef merot and again was not full. I couldn't find the chili or any of the others. Shelves were almost bare. A new WalMart opened near me and I am going to see what they have.
Tomorrow on The Talk 2:00on CBS here in So. FL. They will be talking about Atkins.
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They added three new entrees at my Walmart. Chili, italian style pasta bake and a sesame chicken. I tried the pasta bake and not a fan. It was bland, very little pasta (which was fine) just enough to give mouth feel. It would be better if I added grated cheese but I am avoiding that right now.
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Thanks for the update, Chrissy! I still haven't tried ANY of these lol
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Thanks for the update, Chrissy! I still haven't tried ANY of these lol
The sesame ginger chicken was really good. The chili, I didn't care for. I love my own recipe and this doesn't come close.
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The sesame ginger chicken was really good. The chili, I didn't care for. I love my own recipe and this doesn't come close.
Hey Chrissy, can you share your chili recipe please????
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The sesame ginger chicken was really good. The chili, I didn't care for. I love my own recipe and this doesn't come close.
Share the recipe?
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Cooking light all American chili. Google is your friend I lived on the stuff in my weight loss phase. I didn't add bean to keep the carbs lower. I also used all turkey for the beef. I love spice so I amped those up but it is sooo good. I froze in one cup portions.

I had the chicken Marsala Atkins meal today it is really good.
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Is this the one you mean?

From Cooking Light - "All-American Chili"
Ingredients

6 ounces hot turkey Italian sausage
2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
8 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound ground sirloin
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
1 1/4 cups Merlot or other fruity red wine
2 (28-ounce) cans no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and coarsely chopped
2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added kidney beans, drained
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

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Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage, onion, and the next 4 ingredients (onion through jalapeño) to pan; cook 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.

Add chili powder and the next 7 ingredients (chili powder through bay leaves), and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard the bay leaves. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.

Note: Like most chilis, this version tastes even better the next day.
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PS... I like the low carb chili with black soy beans that you can buy here on netrition (I think the brand is homestyles?) but I wish they made one without meat... they use chunks of canned-like textured beef. I just kinda skip over those and or give them to my dog lol

I also like to make my own chili. I don't like canned chili at all! I don't cook from a recipe usually, so I don't have a recipe to share, sorry! But I will say that if you cut zucchini in small cubes the size of a bean or so, the texture actually works as a low carb replacement! Of course, that is just IMHO. hehe
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Yes, that is it thnx,
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I finally went to WalMart and bought all but one (because it was out) which was one of the breakfast ones, which I am weary of anyway because of an egg allergy I haven't tested in a while.

I ate the crustless chicken pot pie for lunch. I was full before I finished it. The taste was good, nothing spectacular, but certainly "not bad". The sauce was nice and the chicken was like real, home cooked chicken (I HATE the "canned" like taste/texture allot of frozen meals have for the chicken).
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Back to say I tried the Italian pasta bake one and the beef/broccoli

The Italian pasta bake has a laughable (I literally laughed when I saw it) amount of pasta in it... like 5 pieces of penne lol but it was ok tasting. Kinda mild flavor, but that is ok because it wasn't offensive in any way lol

the beef/broccoli in merlot sauce (was that what it was called?) was good too.

So far, all of them are pretty good. Not great, not terrible.

Will buy again.
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I think I'll pick up one of these to keep at work for a day I forget to pack something... Thanks for the critiques!
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I forgot to come back and say I also did not like the Italian sausage one. I didn't care for the sauce at all.
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