Low carb diet

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Linzechris

Low carb diet

My husband has decided it is time to lose weight and he wants to go on a low carb diet as he loves his meat and has lost weight doing the Atkins diet once before.
I know Dark Ginger has mentioned it before and wondered if anyone had some good suggestions of what to eat. Dinners are not really too much of a problem but portable lunches are.
Any ideas please?

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Low carb lunches

My husband and I both eat no carbs one day a week. For lunch we have a variety of things from M&S - after lots of research they were the best as they have small 80g packs of all different prawns, chicken, beef, turkey and poached salmon, they also do a 100g pack of smoked salmon. We both take a few of packs in and tend to graze throughout the day. Also, don't forget you can have cottage cheese.

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Linzechris

Low Carb lunches

Wow that sounds fab! I could easily eat that sort of thing all day and would not care about the carbs (and I'm not on the diet!). I will go to Marks and get some. Thanks.

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minky

Low carb diet

Hi
If you are out Pret a Manger have delicious food, and some of it is carb free.
My friend swears by lettuce sandwiches! That is lettuce wrapped around something, not just lettuce.

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Darkginger

Low carb diet

Hardboiled eggs with a mayo-based dip, smoked salmon spread with Philadelphia and rolled up, cold roast chicken legs, prawn cocktail in a pot, Babybel cheeses, slices of homemade crustless quiche (like it says, a quiche mix baked without pastry), crispy fried halloumi cheese (think croutons) sprinkled on top of a tuna salad, very thin slices of cold rare roast beef, spread with a little mayo and horseradish sauce, some of those bottled antipasto style artichoke hearts, with salami. Cheese 'crisps' made by putting little piles of grated cheese on a baking tray and cooking slowly in the oven until melted and browned, the cooled. Strawberries and cream :)

I'm low carbing again from next Tuesday - almost looking forward to it (and steak, and lobster, and bacon !).

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Linzechris

Low carbs.

It really sounds lovely, thanks for the ideas. I think as long as he gets his head around not being 'allowed' to eat certain foods he will enjoy it, it's just that you always want what you can't have!

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Pan-tastic

low carb diet

And don't forget that pulses count as protein not carbs, so a tuna salad made with tinned cannelini or flageolet beans is a good and filling option. Likewise you can make a tomatoey chicken casserole and add a tin of pulses near the end for a similar feeling of being satisfied. Nothing more likely to make you break a diet than feeling hungry!

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AdamWilliams

Low carb diet

I have two weight loss diet recipes which might help you. A good recipe idea for your lunches would be to try wraps. Use tortillas since they don’t have a high amount of carbohydrates for the wraps. Next, choose a combination of low-carb ingredients to fill in the tortilla. You can try meats like turkey and chicken combined with cream cheese or spinach and some dressing or low-fat mayo. Basically, you can experiment with a variety of low-carb ingredients and dressings each time so you won’t get bored either. Don’t forget to ‘wrap’ the wrap with some cling film to keep it altogether. You could also try making a hearty stew, freeze it and then pack it in a one-meal serving.

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Darkginger

Low carb diet

To avoid the carbs in the wrap (which can be around 30 for an average one, which is 10 more than your daily allowance during the first 2 weeks of some low carb diets), use a divided lunchbox. Put the wrap fillings in one side, and stack lettuce leaves in the other. At lunchtime, use the lettuce as a wrap for the filling :)

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Queen of Puds

Low carb diet

I have been on a low carb diet a la Tim Ferris for 3 weeks now & have lost 12lbs. My goal is another half a stone if I can!

The tricky bit is getting the protein in for breakfast, but I have to admit that I haven't followed it slavishly, but I do try. Eggs, eggs & more eggs ... & bacon & tomatoes.

I have also found that the cans of mixed bean salad are handy to either eat cold with salad & a vinegrette dressing, or M&S do a bean salad with a mint vinegrette which is handy when travelling & buying grub at the station like I do. I tend to pair this with their packs of marinated cooked chicken, or Tesco slow cooked pulled ham. I also make a curry using red lentils that is fat free & very tasty - this can be served alongside meat or fish, with ham chucked in, or on it's own in a bowl like a soup. I am adding the recipe to my profile if you want it.

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SonyaK

Red Lentil Curry

Queen of Puds, I see in your recipe for the curry you use the same volume of red lentils and water.
I always use twice the volume of water to cook red lentils, so just wondering if that was the right information?

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Queen of Puds

Low carb diet

Hi Sonya - yes, I tried to edit it about 5 times & it wouldn't save it - so I gave up in the end when I ran out of time. I'm going to have another go but the main reason I haven't put more recipes on is how much of a pain it is to get it to work properly - I must have abandoned attempts to load recipes at least 10 times.
I must be doing something wrong, but I have no idea what. I am very IT literate with MS products, yet with this review pane system I can't seem to work it. It was rubbish when I had Vista & is no better now I'm on Windows 7. I can't put the ingredients in the section using the bullet points or numbering, I can't get them onto separate lines with ease, I get line breaks that I don't want, and when I click add recipe at the end it gives me 2 options: stay on this page, or leave this page. I have tried both - with and without success. I can sometimes edit the ingredients but not the method, so all in all, it is such a pain to do, I can't be bothered to try.

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SonyaK

Curried red lentils

Hi Queen of Puds
Well, you seem to have succeeded in editing it now - well done for persisting!!

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michal123

low carbs and healthy

We should take low carbs and healthy food, which will be good for our health. If the food contains much carbohydrates, then it will be harmful for our body. A low-carb snack should have protein, healthy fat, and some fiber. Here are some low carb snacks, celery with peanut butter, celery with tuna salad, hard boiled eggs and cheese sticks etc.


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