Low Carb Products

Lasagna in the Healthy Style
This Italian Lasagna has less fat and calories, but all of the taste. Using low-fat cheeses and extra-lean ground beef saves 100 calories and 10 grams of fat per serving.

Ingredients

1 pound extra-lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
3/4 teaspoon oregano
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can (6 ounces) unsalted tomato paste
1 can (8 ounces) unsalted tomato sauce
3 1/2 cups water
3/4 pound uncooked lasagna noodles
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
3 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13 pan with cooking spray.

2. To make the sauce, in a large saucepan combine the ground beef and onion. Cook over medium heat until the ground beef is browned and onion is translucent. Drain well.

3. Add the basil, oregano, garlic powder, tomato paste, tomato sauce and water. Stir to mix evenly.

4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

5. Put 1/2 cup of the sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover with a layer of uncooked lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the remaining sauce, 1/3 cup cottage cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.

6. Repeat until the ingredients are used up. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until the noodles are soft and the cheese is lightly browned, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Yield:8 servings.

Nutrition Score per serving:

400 Calories, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 690mg , Potassium 568mg, Total Carbohydrate 38g, Dietary Fiber 2.3g, Protein 35g

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there any stores in Manhattan specializing in low-carb products?
    I realize the Atkins diet is no longer popular, which is ironic given the amount of recent clinical research supporting the benefits of low-carb eating! Is there any place in Manhattan to buy low-carb specialty products such as sugar-free Da Vinci syrups?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the GNC stores. They have a wide variety of low carb products.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know where to buy low carb (particularly Atkins products) in new zealand?
    I can't find any, other than the low carb bars and shakes in the supermarkets. I wanted to buy some low carb baking or pancake mix or something. does anyone know of any shop or online shop based in nz that i can buy low carb products from? thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend low carb products unless you are in maintenance. For ongoing weight loss, stick with whole foods. You might want to check the recipe websites to find out how to make your own bake mixes. I highly recommend ground flax seed & chia seed for versatile low carb meal ingredients.

      During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles & your fav meats. I love eggs and could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms & peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, mozzarella) I prefer very thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne is my fav) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love love love my rotisserie and it makes the meats extra tasty. I cook a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the bones (add vinegar to leach minerals) and turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese (and broccoli after induction) with cayenne powder & nuke a couple of minutes for nearly instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 2T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (2-3 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.

      After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      I eat all my favorite Chinese, Italian, even Mexican foods with low carb foods. Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute (for me) Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body and also add pizza toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, lots of mozzarrella. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I don't cook often. I usually make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. I cook meats 20-30# at a time (for just me) I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it's name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I've heard faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers. "potato" salad using cauliflower instead.

      Hope I've given you a start, I just don't cook much but many recipes abound. Adapt what you've always eaten first (I bet someone has a recipe for it or low carb version) and then start exploring.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - pork rinds great crunch - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- avocado/mayo/cayenne dip - olives

      Pumpkin soup
      * 1 (12 ounce) package Jimmy Dean sausage
      * 1/2 cup onion, minced
      * 1 garlic clove, minced
      * 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
      * 1-2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
      * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
      * 4 cups chicken broth
      * 1/2 cup heavy cream
      * 1/2 cup water

      Directions
      1.Brown sausage, drain, then add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and mushrooms and sauté until done.
      2. Add pumpkin to this mixture and mix well.
      3.Then stir in the broth and mix well.
      4. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
      5. Stir in the heavy cream and water and simmer on low another 10-15 minute Taste and add salt& pepper as needed.

  3. QUESTION:
    where can you buy low carb food products in london?
    Other than online, are there any actual shops in London which sell specific Low Carb products / foods (not Holland and Barrett).

    • ANSWER:
      Just eat normal carbohydrate foods but less of them. Far simpler and far cheaper.

  4. QUESTION:
    Where can i buy low carb products?
    What supermarkets in pennsylvania can i buy low carb products because I don't want to order offline

    • ANSWER:
      Stick with whole foods & not "products". I can NOT recommend the Atkins bars or shakes for weight loss. They claim "sugar alcohols don't count" but I have heard from hundreds of people that can't lose with them included in their plan.

      Some things are much cheaper online, but the main thing that I would recommend ordering online is chia seeds. You might find locally but would probably cost twice as much. I buy mine in bulk online at getchia.com for # with free shipping.

      I do order online glucomannan - a low carb thickener for sauces & makes instant pudding out of any liquid. Shirataki noodles - which would probably be cheaper locally if I had an oriental grocer near by.

      These 4 examples of foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 4 cups chopped (about 8 stalks)
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      --------------------------------------…
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      Every day you should be eating these 2 items. If you need additional fat or calories, you can add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to the ground flax seed cereal. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil for people needing quick energy - coconut oil is the only fat that is converted to quick energy like a carb.

      Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes about 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin, the ONLY fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Meats smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/egg salad - sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated.

  5. QUESTION:
    Where can you buy low carb food products in San Antonio?
    Other than online, are there any actual shops in San Antonio, Tx. which sell Low Carb products / foods?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Whole Foods in the Quarry Market.

  6. QUESTION:
    does anyone know were they can purchase low carb products?
    I would like to purchase a flour substitute called carbquik' but can only find it in america. does anyone know of a website here?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I'm not sure what country you are in. Amazon carries it as does a company called Netrition. (www.netrition.com)

  7. QUESTION:
    Looking for low-carb products in Kissimmee, Florida?
    I am currently in Kissimmee for a few days and I wondered if anyone knew where I could buy some lo-carb products e.g. pizza mixes, cereals etc. Wal-Mart only has a limited selection. So any of the other supermarkets have lo-carb sections, or are there any speciality stores I could visit to see a good range?

    • ANSWER:
      try Publix.

  8. QUESTION:
    Where can I go to purchase low/no carb products other than the internet?
    I live in San Diego, but also go to LA periodically. I know the major chain supermarkets dont have any...i've looked.

    I've never been to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, would they have it?

    • ANSWER:
      Trader Joes may have a few, but Whole Foods doesn't have much at all. The low carb craze has died down a bit, so it's harder to find these days.

      I just googled, and it looks like you have a great low carb store right in San Diego! http://www.stringbeanz.com/

  9. QUESTION:
    Are the Dreamfields Healthy Low Carb Living products for real?
    They claim their product is only 5 grams of digestible carbs per serving of pasta.

    • ANSWER:
      If you look at the nutritional guide it reads that the carbs per serving are at least 42gm per 2 oz serving. The only difference that I found was that Dreamfield makes up with a higher Fiber ratio so that when you subtract the Fiber from the Carbs it's essentially lower than the other pasta on the market. I tried a tortilla like that...it was 30gm Carbs and 20gms Fiber which made the Net Carb only 10gm...boy did I feel a buzz from that. I don't trust any company that (1) doesn't put a nutritional guide on their web site and (2) claims that they are better than the rest...for any reason!

  10. QUESTION:
    Where can I find Atkins or low carb products in the Philippines - particulary in Manila?

    • ANSWER:
      You just buy lots of fresh fruits and veggies and meats etc. There are no special products to buy you just don't by foods with lots of carbs in them unless they are good carbs.

  11. QUESTION:
    what local grocery chain carries Atkins low carb products?

    • ANSWER:
      local where? here in NY price chopper carries it. try wal-mart i think they have Atkins near the pharmacy.

  12. QUESTION:
    where can i buy low carb products?
    anyone know where i can buy low carb bread and other things i have tried tesco and asda

    • ANSWER:
      Your best bet is to buy online , that way you get a wide variety of products.

  13. QUESTION:
    where or what supermarket can i get low carb foods from?
    would just like to know where i can get low carb products in the uk, such as pasta rice and ready meals. thankyou!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't go to a store, during my low carb diet i ordered everything from online

  14. QUESTION:
    What are some ordinary (No adkins products etc.) low carb snacks and food?
    Without the whole adkins diet and blablabla there is out there, I am looking to simply lower my bread and pasta intake in order to lose weight. What are some ordinary snacks besides fruits and vegetables (they make my stomach hurt) that I can eat without craving chips and bread and that sort of thing?

    I have more than 50 pounds to lose so I'm gonna lose the weight quite fast.

    What are the basic low carb foods out there I can buy in a grocery store without having to buy any special adkins products? I'm talking normal food .. example, pita bread is low carb, meatballs. etc?

    Thanks so much!

    p.s. please any referals to unknown websites about unknown diets blabla please dont post in this question.
    p.s. please dont mention "gaining all the weight back and then some" blablabla I know all about that.

    I am asking a simple question, normal foods that have low carb! Thanks for those who answer the question I am asking. :)

    • ANSWER:
      boiled eggs, peanut butter, cream cheese with luncheon meat rolled up , Ezekiel flourless bread, cottage cheese, beans, nuts, seeds, meats, fish, tuna,

  15. QUESTION:
    looking for low carb baking products in israel help?

    • ANSWER:
      ~Right now, I'd be more worried about ducking Hezbollah rockets than low carb baking if I was in Israel.

  16. QUESTION:
    Does Walmart carry low carb products?
    For instance, carbsmart, carb options, dreamfield, myoplex, and carbquick?

    • ANSWER:
      yes it is by the slim fast stuff, its Atkins and it is all very good. you may want to consider buying low carb cook books and bake it is a little cheaper. get a carb counting book too, there are a lot of things you can eat with out it having to be a low carb logo on it..... like eggs,pickles, meats and cheese. they also have low carb ice cream, but take it easy it gives you bad gas so eat it at night when you are done doing what ever. read and get knowledge of low carb and have fun...you will love it

  17. QUESTION:
    What is the website for the Keto company. Low Carb products?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe the Keto company is out of business.At least according to this website. http://www.vitacost.com/Keto.html
      I'll keep an eye open though.

  18. QUESTION:
    So confused! Want to lose weight but do I try low carb or low fat or no grain products.Read a article on Wheat?
    Read an article on eating wheat products (cereal, brown rice, etc) and how bad it is for you. It also said since the world has starting eating so many carbs, lot's of diseases and health conditions have arisen. Don't know what to cut out to lose weight. Maybe go low carb??

    • ANSWER:
      Time after time again, dieting alone wont see much improvement unless you are obese. Try running too. Also instead of eating a lot, just eat 4-5 times aday, small amounts. DONT over eat

  19. QUESTION:
    Where to find Low-Carb, Low-Fat & Sugar-Free products in London Central ?
    I come to London in 15 days and I want to buy this kind of products because we don't find them in Paris. So, do you have some good address to let me, please ? Thanks a lot !

    • ANSWER:
      Why not just cook a meal yourself ffs?

      For a healthy diet, you need to be eating small to medium meals regularly. 4 or even 5 times a day. Each meal (apart from breakfast which should preferably be fibre rich), should contain a balanced ammount of carbohydrates for energy, (from potatoes, rice and pasta, etc) protien (from fish, chicken, occassional red meat is fine, soya is good too) and plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (simple fresh fruit and veg). Eat like this and make sure you are well hydrated (fruit juice is as good as water, any fluid counts, but some fluids have negative effects too, such as alcohol or caffiene rich drinks.)

      Now for the science bit: Protien is essential for repairing muscle and keeping the muscle you do have healthy (this includes your heart, lungs, brain etc). You naturally lose the ammount of protien you have throughout the day (through urine etc) so this needs to be replenished regularly on a daily basis.

      Carbohydrates are essential for energy. You won't be able to function without it. It also regulates body fat and glucose etc.

      Vitamins and minerals are obviously essential for a variety of reasons. For normal growth and development, for the healthy maintenance of the cells, tissues, and organs that make up our bodies, and also to let us efficiently use chemical energy provided by food.

      You can have a wide range of healthy meals with this, from Thai, Chinese, Italian, British, Indian, etc. Just make sure each meal contains balanced ammounts of these three. On the bright side too, fresh veg and rice and pasta is a lot cheaper than crappy junk food!

      This doesn't mean you cant have chocolate or pizza/takeaway/etc, just save them as very occassional treats.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do companies keep selling "regular" food products, when they have low-carb/low-fat versions?
    Isn't it normal for people to prefer low-carb/low-fact versions of foods instead of the regular ones? I understand that in some (many) cases this is done by using unhealthy - such as aspartame- substitutes which people might avoid, but when this is not needed nor done, why do they still keep the regular version?
    Edit:
    Please assume that the two products - the lower calorie one, and the regular version - taste identically.

    • ANSWER:
      It is by no means normal to prefer the low-carb/low-"fat" versions of foods over the regular ones. For most people in a normal healthy weight range with a good activity level, regular foods are good. We need some fat in our diets, and low-fat is only important for people with certain specific health concerns. Also, low-carb is not considered a healthy route for most people. Healthy carb choices are important, but low-carb is pushing it to a point of being unhealthy.

      Beyond that, the regular versions of these foods usually taste better, and if it's healthy for someone to eat the better tasting food, why wouldn't they?

  21. QUESTION:
    LOW CARB RECIPES!!! Anybody know any exceptional ones? Especially for bbq sauce.?
    No one carries low carb products in my area anymore and shipping is to expensive to purchase them over the internet.

    • ANSWER:
      for barbeque sauce I have used plain tomato sauce and used some splenda to make it sweeter. Add hot spices and there you go.

      One tip is for sauces to use things such as sour cream or full cream to thicken as opposed to flour or other starches.

      My favourite low carb recipe:
      Sprinkle baking chicken all over with green (jalapeno) tabasco sauce.
      Bake very slowly.
      When done thicken the juice with sour cream - not much - couple tablespoons but this is divine.

      My other favourite recipes are for drinks - the rootbeer float one is amazing oh and that margherita is good too. The hot chocolate I will flavour with almond or mint extract and it makes almost a dessert substitute.

      ***
      Old Fashioned Eggnog

      We've included this uncooked eggnog for traditionalists. If you're concerned about using raw eggs, use an egg substitute (2 ounces for each egg), such as Eggbeaters.
      6 eggs
      1 cups heavy cream
      1 cup water
      3 packets sugar substitute (needs more)
      1 tablespoon vanilla extract
      1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (preferably freshly grated)
      1. Crack eggs, place in a blender
      2. Add cream and water; blend until smooth. Add vanilla and nutmeg; blend until foamy and drink immediately.
      6 servings 3.5 gr carbs each
      for 1
      2.5 oz cream
      2.5 oz water
      1 egg
      vanilla
      nugmeg
      ***
      Root Beer Float

      Though not actually an ice cream float, this delicious shake tastes like one.
      1 can diet root beer (not aspartame sweetened)
      7 ice cubes
      2 tablespoons heavy cream
      1. Combine half of root beer with all the ice and cream in a blender. Puree until smooth.
      2. Add remaining root beer; pulse to incorporate.
      1 gr carbs, one serving
      (THIS IS SO GOOD !)

      ***
      Strawberry Daiquiri
      1 cup strawberries
      3 or 4 oz lime juice
      3 or 4 oz rum
      4 packets sweetener
      7 ice cubes
      Blend
      (good with coconut rum also or coconut flavour for low carb)
      ***
      Cocoa
      mix together 1 tbsp cocoa powder with 1 pkg sweetener (may need 2)
      mix in a bit of cream to form paste.
      Blend in more cream - maybe 1/3 cup. Fill cup with water and heat in microwave. Top with whipped cream sweetened with sweetener
      ***
      Low-Carb Margarita

      Instant refreshment on a hot day, this frozen margarita even packs a healthy
      dose of vitamin C!
      3 ounces tequila
      3 ounces lime juice
      1 teaspoon Boyajian orange oil (I didn't have this)
      4 packets sugar substitute
      7 ice cubes
      Blend in blender
      This makes 2. 4.5 carbs each

  22. QUESTION:
    Whatever happened to the brand Keto which used to carry products that catered to low carb dieters?
    Their breadcrumbs were my savior when it came to frying chicken! If you know of another brand, please let me know that as well...thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      According to:
      http://www.vitacost.com/Keto.html
      they went out of business.

      In theory you can still find the Keto Crumbs in stock here:
      http://www.lowcarb.ca/store/snacks.html
      But it is probably best that you ask them to verify first.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why do some put down the low carb diet?
    Why is it that some researchers put down low carb so much? Is it because they don't like low carb? I think so. That is fine if you don't like low carb These nutr. people should go on the diet that suits them.

    I lost 100 pounds on the diet. I was never hungry. Of course I craved some of the things I couldn't have. But what diet lets you have everything? Oh ya, if you are talking about 1/2 cup of pasta of 1/40th of a slice of cheescake. Ya, that's real satisfying.

    It just really sucks that the low carb cake mixes and other low carb products have been taken off the shelf.

    People say that our bodies are not made to handle "this much protein". You think the people that lived here 400 years ago had easy access to starches and sweets 24/7? NO! They ate meat! They maybe had berries or local fruits when ripe, but that's about it.

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard about its uneffectiveness as well. I've never tried it, but from what I've heard from some of my friends who've tried it, one thing's for certain: You'll definitely lose weight, but it doesn't last very long.

      You're right, people should follow diets that suit their bodies and lifestyles, and maybe it takes a considerable amount of commitment for the low-carb thing to work.

      Most traditional diets in many cultures contain a source of carbs. For example, bread and pasta in most European countries, and rice in most Asian countries. Straying away from high-carb foods may be difficult for people who have been raised with bread or rice as meal staples. That's why it takes a lot of commitment.

      Then again, all diets require commitment in order for it to work.

  24. QUESTION:
    Are Hydroxycut products effective supplements for someone on a low-carb diet?
    I just finished the Induction phase of the Atkins diet, losing eleven pounds. It was four pounds under the estimated fifteen pounds but I'm still happy with the result. I'm considering staying within the Induction group of foods to keep my weight loss around ten to fifteen pounds every two weeks. My question is whether or not a product such as Hydroxycut or Hydroxycut Hardcore will interfere with the Induction phase of the Atkins diet. Any info you folks can provide will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      This is not a sound plan - in order to understand why you need to look at what the Atkins diet is doing during the induction phase.

      During the induction phase, the Atkins diet is attempting to switch your body from using carbs (and therefore glycogen/ glucose) as an energy source to using your fat stores as an energy source. In doing so, you are putting your body into an elevated state of ketosis. Ketosis is when the liver turns fat into fatty acids and ketones and this is what is used as the alternative source of energy.

      Where this can become a problem is that you are placing undo stress on your liver for this conversion and the metabolizing of fat is a much slower process. Along with this, you must have amino acids and complete protein sources are the best source for these. If you are not eating enough complete proteins, you body will begin to cannibalize your muscle tissue in order to get both the needed proteins and for a process know as gluconeogenesis. Gluconeogenisis is the process in which certain amino acids are synthesized into glucose.

      As you are shocking your body with the induction phase of this program, your body will begin to adapt and the loss you are experiencing will taper and not remain at the levels you are currently experiencing.

      As far as the Hydroxycut, all this is going to attemp to do is to raise you metabolism slightly. don't expect to see a big difference when taking this product.

      Suggest that you follow the program with the reintroduction of carbs and work to burn more calories than cutting out certain good calories.

      Good luck!!

  25. QUESTION:
    Doese anyone know of dessert recipes or products that have no sugar alcohols? on low carb diet?
    I am very sensitive to sugar alcohols. Even small amounts. I have searched the internet and am not coming up with any thing that sounds good. I eat fruit but sometimes want something different for dessert.

    • ANSWER:
      Try Chinese desserts. Like Red Bean Soup, Green Bean Soup? Fruit Sago?

      I do not know if there are any sugar alcohol in Ice Kachang (ice shaving with some flavoured colourings and corn/red bean/codensed milk toppings)

      I live in Singapore. These are some of the things that I can think of.

      All the best!

  26. QUESTION:
    When people are on low-carb diets, why are whole wheat products allowed? Aren't these carbs too?
    How does whole wheat rice become low in complex carbs? Or is that not the case? My aunt is diabetic and is not allowed to eat white bread and rice, but is allowed brown.

    • ANSWER:
      Whole grains, such as whole wheat, rolled oats and brown rice, still have their bran or *fiber* layers present in the flour or rice. That is the thing. Most low-carb diets make the distinction between "simple" or white carbs that have had all or nearly all of the fiber *processed out* of them, and "complex" or whole-grain carbs that still have fiber with them.

      In general, the easiest way to remember it is: white carbs, the ones without fiber, are *too easy* to digest, like sugar, and so they are bad for your health like sugar can be. Whole-grain or "brown" carbs, on the other hand, have fiber in them, are harder for your body to digest, take more time to digest, and are less likely to cause a sugar-rush or an insulin crash.

      But don't just take my word for it, let me find you some links, be right back.

  27. QUESTION:
    Product Like Herbalife But Low Carb?
    Hi all. I am looking for a recommendation for a low carb product like herbalife's meal replacement shakes. If you know of any or have tried one and it is working for you, let me know what it is. Thank you!
    I am not looking to replace healthy carbs. I am looking for easy and portable snacks.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't get it. The AMA, Mayo Clinic, American Dietetic Association, CDC, FDA, and about three dozen major medical universities all recommend getting 40% of your daily nutrition from healthy carbohydrates so why does everyone looking for a short cut to weight loss try no carb/no carb fad diets?

  28. QUESTION:
    I'm looking for LOW CARB and SOY FREE products, like bread, pasta, coockies....?
    I find many low carb stuff online but most of it has soy in there. I need something soy free and low carb at the same time...

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/bread_recipes.html
      Breads.

      http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/dessert_recipes.html
      Scroll down to Cookies & Bars.

      http://www.miraclenoodle.com/default.aspx
      Shirataki Miracle Noodles - these do not contain any soy products.

      All of the above are low in carbohydrates. Most don't have soy, in my experience.

  29. QUESTION:
    Low-carb diet??? What should you eat?
    I want to start a low carb diet and I want to know what to eat without buying the expensive low carb Products at the grocery store. I also wanted to know if the carbs in fruits and vegetables are bad carbs and will make you gain weight?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any low-carb recipes using CURRENT Tastefully Simple products?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you know they have a recipe book for their products.
      You select a product and then the category you want to cook in. Very Clever

  31. QUESTION:
    Help from a low carb expert!
    I'm looking for someone who knows the science behind the low carb foods.

    I know that that a "net carb" is total carbs - dietary fiber. And usually thats fine on normal foods because its only a like 5 carbs - 2 fiber...and that seems normal. But I was browsing some actual low carb products, and this doesn't make sense to me.

    How can they make FRUIT low carb. It sounds like what they did is take the fruit and pump it full of fiber, so therefor you'd end up with 40 carbs - 30 grams of fiber. So if thats the logic does that mean if I sprinkle fiber sure on my strawberries it'd be the same thing?

    I'm being a bit sarcastic but I don't quite understand how it works. If anyone knows could you explain it? Thanks! :P

    • ANSWER:
      My biochemist son would do a far better job of explaining this.
      This would be a VERY layman explanation.

      Fiber is not really carb related.
      "Fiber" is actually the indigestable portion of your diet which lends to the solids of discharge.

      Carbohydrates are are more the compounds which the body converts to blood sugars (energy source). Carb intake which is in excfess of the requirement is converted to fat for later use. There are many empty sources of carb.s but the biggest and most damaging is sugar. Refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup being the biggest offenders. Fruit is also a large source of carbs but at least they are natural sugars and not refined. They would contain useful food product and also offer a level of dietary fiber which is not present with refined sugars.
      The starches in wheat flour and potatoes are also a huge source of carbs. Again, refined flour and bleached foods keep the carbs but eliminate the good food value which is why a normal carb diet is so much better with whole grains.
      The method of making fruit low carb is not all that tough, DO NOT SWEETEN.
      In order to really figure out where the carbs come from look at the ingredients.

      If you see high fructose corn syrup there is your source. Canned fruit is always in a sugar syrup. A food as good as yogurt is often adunterated with fruit and jelly adding unnecessary carbs.

      In general berries are better than other fruits (strawberries, blackberries,
      rasberries etc ) without sugar being added.
      If you need sweetness, and berries are a bit tart, try a product like Splenda which has the sweetness without much of the junk.

      The real key to keeping a low carb diet working is to watch out for added sugar.

      I got an Iced tea out of a vending machine last week. This product had 56 grams of carbs in a 20 oz bottle, Please, I'll take it straight Thank You.

      SO sprinkle fibre on your berries but not the sugar and life is good.

      BTW- maintaining a low carb diet will result in the fat being utilized to take the place of the missing carbs. The trace of the conversion is keytones being relaesed into the blood stream (keytosis). They end up being flushed. You will be able to tell by using keytone strips. If there are keytones in the urine you are losing fat and the lack of carbs are doing their thing.

  32. QUESTION:
    low carb in Buffalo, NY?
    anywhere in this area with a good selection of low carb products? for instance anyplace with low carb shake mixes?

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure about in Buffalo NY, but you can order them online at the web site below. There is three flavors, chocolate, vanilla, and strawberries & cream, which have 4 and 5 carb per servings with 35g of protein. They also have other products which also have low carbs.

      https://ts-worsham-express.mychoices.biz
      there is free shipping for order of

  33. QUESTION:
    Low-carb store in DC area?
    Is there an actual store in the Washington, DC, area (NOT just Web-based) that still sells a large variety of low-carb products?
    Is there an actual store in the Washington, DC, area (NOT just Web-based) that still sells a large variety of low-carb products?

    AMENDMENT: No screeds about how I need carbs, please. I get enough of them. Low-carb diets are healthy, and I use them when I need to drop a few pounds. I used to work for USDA and know a lot of nutrition. Please only reply with RESPONSIVE answers.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    need your feedback on sugar spikes from eating tortillas la banderita low carb low fat brand ?
    we are having trouble getting low carb tortillas from ¨ la tortilla factory ¨ for some reason they run out of the shelf. and since we live across the border it not easy to check out when they´re delivered at walmart and not other store near carries that brand and we´re thinking of buying instead from ¨ la banderita low carb brand tortilla ¨since there are plenty of those on the shelf. my kid is 11 years old and we have had unpleasant surprises when he tries new low carb products. thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Tortillas are pretty high on the glycemic index. I would keep them to a minimum. There really isn't any way you can lower the carbs on a tortilla and keep the consistency or flavor. Best advice I can give you is to stick with whole grain products. There's still the same amount of carbs, just a lower glycemic index which give the body more time to compensate for the carbs.

  35. QUESTION:
    what are the lowest carb products to buy?

    • ANSWER:
      I do low carb and have for 2 1/2 years. I love it but found early on that in order to do low carb sucessfully you have to know what your doing. You have to understand the logic behind low carb and not just instantly jump into it without knowledge.

      First and most importantly to adopt a low carb way of eating you must plan on eating this way as a lifestyle change because low carb really works but only if your dedicated.

      Ok to answer your question. Meat and eggs are probably the only things that have zero carbs. Has to be natural meat and not lunch meat or hotdogs as these have carbs because they have fillers. Most foods have carbs but some of them the carbs react differently once eaten. Items such as potatoes, rice, sugar, flour (notice these are white) are really bad for you and corn which is not a vegetable at all but a grain (think corn syrup). They actually are so high in carbs that once you eat them they actually begin acting like a sugary item because once broken down they turn into sugar in the stomach rising your blood sugar. This is why diabetics should limit these items if not eat them at all. But carbs in veges like broccoli, cauliflower, salads etc are very low and will not react badly once eaten.

      Do your homework before jumping into any diet. NO diet works unless your committed to change how you gained weight in the first place. You will lose and once start eating all theo old things poof all that weight will come back.

  36. QUESTION:
    I am on a low carb diet and starving. I don't eat dairy, red meat, and pork products. What should I eat?

    • ANSWER:
      OH i am on a diet too! I have great foods to eat. So no dairy, red meat, or pork. Are you able to eat chicken. That is really good, and low on carbs. Also, there is a program called Atkins diet, and you can buy Atkin's products. The ones I buy are the chocolate drizzle bars. I'm not sure if that is against your food rules because of the chocolate, but i'm sure they have other flavors. Also, if you have a Trader Joe's or Vons or a grocery store around, there is such things as low-carb TORTILLAS! They are not really that good, but if you put some stuff that you like on it (make sure it is low-carb things) tastes really good! Also, my last advice is nuts. Nuts, nuts, nuts! They are very good, but stay away from cashews. A handfull of almonds is about 2-4 carbs I think. A handfull of jellybeans is 39 carbs! And remember this! Subtract dietry fiber and sugar aocahals from the total carb number to get the net carbs. Cool, right? I hope this helps!!!

  37. QUESTION:
    Where to find Low-Carb, Low-Fat & Sugar-Free grocery in London Central ?
    Thanks ! (Products like Low Carb Flours, Sugar-Free Syrups, Lite Cookies Mixes, etc) !

    • ANSWER:
      Food store called Natural in Kentish town,London

  38. QUESTION:
    Where to buy Atkins food products in Singapore?
    I am currently doin Atkins and wanted to try their recipes, but have problems tryin to get all those low-carb food products. Was wondering are there any shops that sells Atkins products.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think you can get it easily in Singapore, but you might want to consider to get it at Amazon.

  39. QUESTION:
    I've lost 30lb in 2+ months on a low-calorie, low-fat diet w/exercise. How is a high-fat, low-carb diet better
    It doesn't appear that the carb craze is what it was 2 or 3 years ago, but I still see a lot of high-protein, fatty, low-carb diet plans and food products out there and people are seemingly losing weight. What makes the carb-counting diet the diet of choice for so many people? Are people really losing more weight this way and is it sustainable (are people keeping off the weight)? Is it bad for the heart?

    • ANSWER:
      I haven't gone on an extremely low carb diet, but from what many people say, you gain the weight back fast when you're off the diet.

      lowering carbs is an easy way to lose weight for people..who want to lose it fast (short term weight loss)

      i don't think the carb craze is as 'crazy' as it was a few years ago. It wasn't studied long enough to come up with any problem. .but now that we did..

      “High-protein, low carbohydrate diets are not recommended because they restrict healthful foods that provide essential nutrients and do not provide the variety of foods needed to adequately meet nutritional needs. Individuals who follow these diets are therefore at risk for compromised vitamin and mineral intake, as well as potential cardiac, renal, bone, and liver abnormalities overall.”

      www.about.com

      After approximately one year until November 2003, approximately 188 individuals reported experiencing problems.

      * 44% reported constipation
      * 42% reported loss of energy
      * 40% reported bad breath
      * 31% reported difficulty concentrating
      * 22% reported kidney problems: kidney stones (11%), severe kidney infections (2%), or reduced kidney function (9%)
      * 5% reported gout
      * 5% reported diabetes
      * 5% reported osteoporosis
      * 4% reported colorectal (1%) and other cancers (3%)

      When carbohydrate intake or utilization is insufficient to provide glucose to the cells that rely on it as an energy source, ketone bodies are formed from fatty acids. An increase in circulating ketones can disturb the body’s acid-base balance, causing metabolic acidosis. Even mild acidosis can have potentially deleterious consequences over the long run, including hypophosphatemia (low blood phosphate levels), loss of calcium from bone, increased risk of osteoporosis, and an increased propensity to form kidney stones.

      http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/dietarytherapy/a/OnlineRegistry.htm

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some low carb vegetarian diets?
    My fiance is a vegetarian, no big deal to me. I would love to cook for her, and I have no problem eating vegetarian food myself, but I am a meat eater too. I do, however, watch my carb intake. Where can I find some dishes that are low in carbs and vegetarian? FYI, she will eat eggs, fish, and drink milk products.
    FYI, I have already given 3 of you bad marks for either questioning her decision on being a vegetarian, or being one because she eats fish. I am looking for constructive feedback, not bad-mouthing.

    • ANSWER:
      Pretty much any vegetarian diet is low-carb friendly. A vegetarian's diet should be mostly plant based anyway. Just make sure to get lots of good fruits and veggies, and since your girlfriend eats fish, it shouldn't be too difficult to come up with some recipes that will please the both of you. If you are going to eat pasta or rice, make sure it is whole grain and use it as a side to accompany vegetables, as opposed to making it a main dish.

  41. QUESTION:
    what are some low carb high protein vegan foods?
    i'm a vegetarian. usually i just eat normal vegetarian food, but i would like to cut down on the carbs. only vegetarian low carb high protein food i could find is tofu, and a few other soy based products. i'm having hard time making up daily calorie requirements. any ideas? thanks.
    arent carrots high in sugar content

    • ANSWER:
      Soy products like tofu and tempeh are good choices.
      Any kind of legumes will be good too - beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils ...

      Also, if you are trying to cut down on carbs, I suggest you switch to good sources of complex carbs, rather than cutting them out entirely. Your body needs carbs! (Especially your brain). So keep eating them, just eat the right ones. Go for whole-grain brown rice, whole-grain breads, quinoa, etc.

  42. QUESTION:
    i'm looking for a daily low carb menu eating plan, for vegetaians.. i eat eggs and diary products..?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm a vegetarian on a low carb diet, so hopefully I can help!
      For breakfast I either have eggs or vegan sausage patties. They both keep me satisfied for at least a few hours.
      For snacks I eat either string cheese, cottage cheese, veggies and dip, or celery sticks with a little bit of peanut butter.
      For meals, I have veggie burgers, salads loaded with lots of veggies and maybe tofu for protein, vegetables (I'm really loving either roasted asparagus with olive oil or green beans and Parmesan cheese). Get creative with your eggs and/or veggie burgers by adding a little tomato and avocado or cheese.
      For desserts or snacks, you can get sugar free fudgesicles that are only 40 calories or buy low-fat ricotta and add a little vanilla and a packet of splenda.
      Good luck with your diet!

  43. QUESTION:
    Is the low carb lifestyle protein for breakfast a special K product or just a low carb breakfast, I'm confused?
    I just started the Special K challenge this past weekend

    • ANSWER:
      It's any low carb diet you choose from breakfast but special K is made to still give you healthy benefits from switching to low carb like protein to give you energy and not starve your body of vitamins and minerals it needs.

  44. QUESTION:
    Make Low Carb bread with Protein Powder as Flour Subsitute?
    I have seen people on YouTube making low carb bread using the Atkins's flour or a product called Carbquick as a flour substitute. Any other low carb flour substitutes? Protein powder?

    • ANSWER:
      I've never heard of baking with protein powder personally but have you tried coconut, chickpea or fava bean flour? A company called 'Bob's Red Mill' specializes in natural and healthy flours and other baking ingredients. They make coconut, chickpea and fava bean flour and I've had excellent results using them in substitution for white and even whole wheat flour. Highly recommended! Just the smell from the bag of coconut flour alone is heavenly ;)

      http://www.bobsredmill.com/

  45. QUESTION:
    Where can I find the Breyers Carbsmart Ice Cream Low Fat and Frozen Yogurt versions?
    Help! I can't find these products!!!

    On the Breyer's website they list "Low Carb/Low Fat" ice cream (under the label "Carbsmart"), but I haven't been able to find it ANYWHERE!!! I've also read on some websites that Breyer's has "Low Carb Frozen Yogurt", but I can't find that either! Has anyone ever tried, or even seen, these products?

    Low Carb/Low Fat Chocolate Peanut Butter:
    http://www.icecreamusa.com/products/ind_product.asp?UPC=77567-26781&brand=Breyers&pageFrom=pickproduct

    Low Carb/Low Fat Vanilla Fudge Sundae:
    http://www.icecreamusa.com/products/ind_product.asp?UPC=77567-26784&brand=Breyers&pageFrom=pickproduct

    • ANSWER:
      They don't make them anymore. Ever since the whole carb craze died down they stopped producing because it stopped making them money. Same thing happend with C2 by Coke and Pepsi Edge by Pepsi.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there specific bread, chips, ice cream that low carb dieters can eat?
    give me all info of specific products and where to buy them for ppl on low carb diets..thanx

    • ANSWER:
      short answer is yes...many different sites and companies sell 'low carb' food such as bread, ice cream, etc. Even grocery stores stock that stuff now...just go in and look.

      try atkins.com, www.locarbu.com, southbeach.com, www.healthylifebread.com/

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some affordable low-carb brands of wet food?
    I want to feed my new cat wet food that has few by-products, but am worried that budgetary constraints might make that difficult. Thanks in advance.
    giving my cat, a carnivore, nutritious fruits and veggies, is not a priority
    Any BRAND recommendations?

    • ANSWER:
      Cats were never meant to eat dry food, also known as cereals or kibble. We, humans, make them eat it for convenience to us. It has nothing to do with them or their nutritional needs. It's completely species inappropriate.

      All small domestic cats descended from desert cats. In the wild, desert cats derive their entire liquid intake from their prey. They do not have a thirst mechanism because they don't need it when eating a species appropriate diet. They get all they need from what they eat. Additionally water was usually not available to them in their desert climate. So they do not often drink water. Regular ol' house cats have descended from those same wild desert cats.

      So in a home environment, your kitty does not get the moisture it needs from dry food and it’s almost always in a constant state of dehydration. Water fountains are encouraged to TRY to get your cat to drink more and your kitty may even enjoy it, but it will never meet its water intake needs drinking from a bowl.

      Deadly feline illnesses such as diabetes, kidney failure, obesity, allergies, Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), constipation, bladder stones, kidney stones, urinary tract blockages and Urinary Tract Infections (FLUTD), with and without deadly crystals run rampant these days. Cats are not taking in enough water to stave them off. Proper water intake through a species appropriate diet alone can prevent most of these conditions.

      Overall, wet is all around better for any cats diet, be it canned or Raw and they should never be fed dry cereal kibble if we wish to most closely match their wild nutritional and dietary needs. Kibble meets our needs… not our cats.

      I recommend varying the diet with a constant rotation of 2 to 4 different brands of canned foods that your cat enjoys. If you do this, and allow your cat the same assortment they would have in nature when eating mice, bugs, birds and rabbits, your cat’s digestive system won't be so sensitive and you won't have to run around looking for a specific brand when your store is out. You will have a nice variety to choose from instead.

      Canned foods I recommend you consider for your rotation:

      Nature's Variety - http://www.naturesvariety.com/content.lasso?r=0829192&page=1172&-session=naturesvariety:D04EC9250c614143FDKiM2BA9520
      Wellness Grain Free Formula’s - http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/cat_wellness_can_index.html
      By Nature Organics - http://www.bynaturepetfoods.com/productpages/catmain.php
      Organix - http://www.castorpolluxpet.com/store/organix/organix_organic_canned_formulas_for_cats
      Evanger's Holistic Pheasant - http://www.evangersdogfood.com/cat/20089.html
      Evanger's Organic Braised Chicken - http://www.evangersdogfood.com/cat/50103.html
      Evanger's Turkey & Butternut Squash - http://www.evangersdogfood.com/cat/50111.html

  48. QUESTION:
    How to go on a low carb/ ketogenic diet if you're vegan?
    How can you reach ketosis if you're vegan. A lot of those meat imitator products seem to have about 20g of carbs per serving, so it's almost impossible to get less than 50g of carbs which is what you need to reach and sustain ketosis.

    Anyone know how to reach ketosis, without eggs, cheese, or meat?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't think it can be done with 50 carbs per day, in my experience you must be down to about 20.
      Why do you want to do this anyway? If you are a vegan, and can't add eggs, and some cheeses to your diet for the protein, concentrate on beans and rice and drop the wheat and sugar carbs and you will lose weight. Limit the carrot and apple juices as well.

  49. QUESTION:
    Are low carb, high protein diets healthy for weight loss?
    I'm contemplating going on a low carb, high protein diet. I have about 12 pounds I want to lose. Are these diets healthy? I'd never do something as radical as Atkins and since I'm a vegetarian, I won't be eating meat for the protein. I'd eat soy based products, but I'm not sure how low in carbs they will be, but I do know they're high in protein. Some people say a high carb, low protein is best, and others say an equal balance of carbs, protein, and fats is best. What do you all think? Thanks in advance for your advise.

    • ANSWER:
      honestly I would eat a balanced diet, but eat less of everything.

      theres is a food pyramid for a reason, what is the healthiest for a person to consume. You should get 6 or so servings of grains (carbs) and less than 3 servings of meats (protein)

      so if u eat less carbs and more meats, then you're throwing your whole system off. Also, protein contains cholesterol, which can't be good for you.

      I would stay away from refined white breads, or white rice, things like that. but multigrains/rye/wheats are good for you. And honestly vegetables and fruits are way better for you, and help you loose weight too.

  50. QUESTION:
    Does any one have a recipe for low carb bread or cake?
    The Atkins Diet is not so popular in the UK anymore,most of the products have disappeared.Any help would be appreciated !

    • ANSWER:
      Banana Spice Cake
      9 servings

      Ingredients:
      1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened at room temperature
      1/2 cup cream cheese (full fat) - softened
      1 cup granulated Splenda
      1/2 cup Diabetisweet
      1 teaspoon Brown SugarTwin *
      5 eggs, at room temperature
      2 cups almond flour
      1 teaspoon baking powder
      1 teaspoon cinnamon
      1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
      2 teaspoons sugar free banana extract
      1 teaspoon sugar free vanilla extract

      Preparation Method:

      1
      Cream butter, cream cheese, and sweeteners well. Add eggs - one at a time - beating well after each. Mix almond flour with baking powder and spices. Add egg to mixture a little at a time while beating. Add banana and vanilla extracts. Pour into greased 9"-10" Springform pan (or 9" round cake pan) and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes.
      2
      * Canadian cyclamate-version works best. If you have only American (sacharin) version and find it bitter, substitute 1/2 teapsoon molasses instead. Add 1/2 carb gram per serving additional.
      3
      (Also excellent with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or hazelnuts added!)

      Chocolate Angel Food Cake
      Ingredients:
      8 eggs, separated
      6-10 pkts Splenda®
      1/4 tsp cream of tartar
      1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
      1 pkg. Swiss Miss® Fat Free w/Splenda® hot cocoa
      1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
      1 Tbsp Chocolate flavor Protein Powder (Designer Protein, Protein 95, ProFormix, Soy Pro, etc.)
      1/4 cup soy flour

      Preparation Method:

      1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
      2
      Beat egg whites with cream of tartar. Add 3 pkts Splenda and beat until stiff but not dry.
      3
      In a separate bowl, mix the yolks with remainder of Splenda (amount variation is to allow for your sweetness level preference) and 1/2 package of hot cocoa mix. Add 1/2 Tbsp cocoa and mix well. Take a spoonful of white mixture and blend into yolk mixture. Pour the yolk mixture over the whites and sift the remaining Swiss Miss mix, cocoa powder, chocolate protein powder and soy flour over this. Fold all of this together, gently and spoon into a small Bundt pan or loaf pan that has been sprayed with Pam.
      4
      Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until firm. Do not over bake. Frost with chocolate frosting or peanut butter frosting if desired.

      Citrus Pound Cake
      12-15 servings

      Ingredients:
      3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) softened
      1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
      5 eggs - at room temperature
      1 3/4 cups almond flour
      1/4 cup high gluten flour
      1 1/4 cups Splenda
      1/4 cup Diabetisweet
      1 teaspoon baking powder
      1/2 teaspoon salt
      1 teaspoon Boyajian lemon or orange oil

      Preparation Method:

      1
      Preheat oven to 350°F or 325°F depending on pan used (see below.)
      2
      Cream butter, cream cheese and sweeteners well. Add eggs - one at a time - beating well after each. Mix almond flour and gluten flour with baking powder and salt. Add eggs -- one at a time -- to mixture, beating after each addition. Add lemon or orange oil and mix again.
      3
      Pour into greased 9"-10" Springform pan (or 9" round cake pan) and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes... OR Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 10 minutes (oven times may vary a bit.)

      Classic Almond Flour Pound Cake
      12 servings

      Ingredients:
      1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened at room temperature
      1/2 cup full fat cream cheese
      1 cup Splenda
      5 eggs, at room temperature
      2 cups almond flour
      1 teaspoon baking powder
      1 teaspoon lemon extract
      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

      Preparation Method:

      1
      Cream butter, cream cheese and Splenda well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Mix almond flour with baking powder and add egg to mixture a little at a time while beating. Add lemon and vanilla extracts. Pour into greased 9"-10" Springform pan, ring pan, (or 9" round cake pan) and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes.
      2
      You can change flavors for this cake by using different extract flavors and even food color if you like!
      For more recipes IM me on my messenger


Foods With No Carbs

Carbohydrates, What Do They Do for You? Carbohydrates (carbs, for short) are one of the three macro-nutrients that your body needs for proper functioning. (Micro-nutrients are things like vitamins, minerals, etc.) The other macro-nutrients are proteins and fats.

Proteins are the building blocks for your muscles, organs, tissues, etc. Fats are necessary for long term energy storage, they carry certain forms of vitamins and nutrients (Vitamin E, for example) and your body needs fats for many of its metabolic processes.

Carbohydrates are the fuel that your body uses for energy. Your body prefers to use carbohydrates for energy, though it can also use fats and proteins, which is why "low carb" diets work. They are easier to process for energy than either the fats or the proteins and your body gets more energy "bang for the buck" with carbs.

On the molecular level carboydrates are ring molecules. A "simple" carb, like glucose, is one ring of six carbon atoms. Just like the ring on your finger. Table sugar, sucrose, is made up of two of these simple sugar rings. Starches and "complex carbohydrates" are made up of many of these rings. This is why your body takes longer to digest the complex carbs, it has to break them down into the individual rings first and then use them for energy.

This quick digestion is why your blood sugar will leap sky high when consuming a meal of simple carbs. Your body can use them almost immediately. Eat something with a lot of sugar, such as a soda, and bam! Sugar is immediately pumped into the system and your blood suger levels leap. Insulin is secreted into the blood and the insulin causes the sugar levels to drop, along with your energy.
A meal of complex carbs takes longer to digest and as a result doesn't slam sugars into your system, rather the complex carbs provide longer term energy. Fats and proteins take even longer to digest and convert into the carbs your body needs.

Extreme low-carb diets, such as they first part of the Atkins Diet, are not recommended for anything other than short term use. Even the Atkins diet brings you back into carbs after than first section, but they are the complex carbs. Simple carbs are almost completely abandoned.

As far as energy goes, though, your body only needs so much at one time and it can only store so much at one time. Someone exercising regularly or working at hard manual labor need more carbs than someone who isn't, but there are still limits to how much they can use. Those extra carbs are stored in two ways.

One way is conversion into glycogen, a type of starch, which is then stored in the muscles for near term energy reserves. The other way they are stored is fat. The body stores excess carbohydrate as fat after it has used what it needs for energy and glycogen storage. (This is a little over-simplified, but close enough.)

In addition to being converted to fat, excess simple carbs over a long period of time can lead to a variety of health issues, diabetes and heart issues being among them.

So what foods are the simple carbs? Any kind of sugar, rice, white flour, potatoes, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, etc. These are all "high glycemic index" (GI) foods. The GI compares foods to a glass of glucose and measures how fast those foods will spike your blood sugar.

Fruits tend to be in the medium GI range and most veggies are pretty low. Go to Google.com and look for "high glycemic foods" or "glycemic index" and you'll find charts with examples of various foods and their ratings.

So while you body does needs carbs for fuel it doesn't need a ton of them and it works best if they come in slowly and steadily, rather than in a burst. You may have heard of the "eat several small meals" plans? This is one of the reasons they work. Your body has the time to properly process the carbs and so uses them, rather than storing them as fat.

Want to gain weight fast? Eat one big meal a day, preferably in the evening, and sleep afterwards. That's how the Sumo wrestlers of Japan do it.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    List of foods with alot of carbs? (10 points best answer)?
    So, I have Nationals this weekend..and I have to carb up..But i don't exactly no what to eat.. Can you just gimme a list of foods (carbs) thank you.

    P.s. Is icecream & steak a carb?

    • ANSWER:
      Your link was broke for DONTDOSTEROIDSYOUIDOIT.COM hahaha Carb load is what you want to do. Drop your carbs for next 3 days until the day before competetion. Then the day before eat as many carbs as you can. I have done this with a box of cereal before bed haha. Breads, pastas have some really good carbs very high. Just make sure you keep you carbs low the days before and once you load up you will have more energy then you can imagine =))

  2. QUESTION:
    Husband and I are going to start on Atkins (no-carb diet) - wondering if there are hidden carbs in foods?
    To be more specific, we are quite certain there are foods above the common starches (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes) that have a high carbohydrate content. Our hope is that you know of some and can list them. While we can run a search for this info..preference (10 points) given to someone with a list of foods with carbs, and has done the diet with tips for success for us! Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      It's easier to list what you can have than what you can't have. Foods are limited at first but as you go along in your low carb journey, you will learn about foods that you may not be eating now. I've always enjoyed vegetables but it wasn't til i started low carbing that I explored the vast amount of vegetables. My diet now is very high in raw seeds & nuts.

      These 4 examples of foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 8 stalks
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      -------------------------------------
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      Every day you should be eating these 2 items.

      Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes about 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin, the ONLY fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with meats, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. - pork rinds & avocado dip or tuna/chicken/egg salad - sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      As long as you have <9grams net carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated.

  3. QUESTION:
    If carbs make you fat then why do so many people still eat foods with carbs?
    Isn't it if you do a lot of cardio all your life, you'll never get your size down or lose fat because the carbs only add on to what you're trying to get rid of. Isn't that like a car stuck in neutral? Seriously, I'm doing cardio till my heart is about to bust for about 45 minutes a day for about a week now and your stomach doesn't get smaller no matter what because of the whole wheat bread you ate towards your tuna fish sandwich.

    • ANSWER:
      A whole week of cardio and you haven't lost all your fat stores? That's a lot of blame for a poor tuna fish sandwich. Sorry had to poke fun at ya. If you do cardio all your life, you should have no problem with excess fat stores unless you become insulin resistant. As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories and without cardio.

      People eat foods with carbs because we are programmed to do that. We weren't created to have so much excess though. We were created to lay fat stores during harvest so we could weather winters with few carbs available. Which makes sense to eat more than you can stand of a short supplied food, we weren't created to have year around carbohydrate supplies and surely not the highly refined, barely nutritional (without vitamin fortification) easily assimilated carbs that we eat in such quantities. Meat, fats and non starchy vegetables are being used as flavorings, condiments to a high carb diet (with high fructose corn syrup added to everything). I've eaten fried fish sticks or chicken strips and peeled off the breading and there is barely any food but a huge pile of breading.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin which can store the calories eaten into fat. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 minutes. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes,

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do foods with carbs make you hungry again, so fast?
    It's like, if I eat mac & cheese, & ONLY mac & cheese, & no meat. Or eat cereal, I'm hungry again in less than an hr. Why is that?

    • ANSWER:
      Because simple carbs are turned into sugar when they are digested and supply you with quick energy. Complex carbohydrates will digest slower and leave you feeling fuller longer.
      Sometimes you have to have will power or try to self hypnotize yourself into not eating. Or just eat as little as possible, pretend you had a gastric bypass and only eat one ounce of food every hour. That's what they have to do or they vomit.

  5. QUESTION:
    ok what foods or vitamins can i eat to get rid of wrinkles?
    im tired of spending money on creams that dont work. im 30 and have decided its not my age, but years of sun rays and very poor diet. i figure if a bad diet got me in this, then a good diet will fix it. and i cant afford facelift or any kind of botox every 3 or 4 months, so i decided to try stuff that God has put on this earth. so what foods, vitamins, and minerals can i take or eat to get smooth skin? and it has to be food i can get in like walmarts or brookshire bros. below ive added the foods ive eaten to get this way. maybe you can tell me if this is the reason for the wrinkles.

    for the last 15 to 20 years ive eaten fried foods, carbs like white bread,bisquits,pizza. ive eaten candy and non fruit sweets like ice cream and things like that. i drink diet sodas like its water, and i drink maybe a bottle of water a week. i dont eat vegetables unless they are wrapped in meat and cheese.

    so i need to know how to get rid of the wrinkles and tighten the face up with foods,minerals and vitamins. no more creams please. i will use a sunscreen from now on, and thats the only cream i want to use. i will put pure vitamin e oil on my face at night. i know the foods are out there, but i dont know which ones give you the smooth skin. creams and surgery and injections cant be the only answers.

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    How well do you know your food? (carbs, proteins, fats, diet + health issues + obesity)?
    **Answer any or all if you know them off the top of your head, don't research if you don't want to (but you can if you do want to!)

    1 What is the difference between "complex" carbohydrates and other kinds of carbohydrates? Why are complex better?

    2 What is the healthiest kind of sugar substitute, if you want to avoid too many refined sugars in your diet? Why is it a good choice?

    3 What are "trans fats" that have been in the news so mnuch lately? Why are they being banned from restaurants and processed foods?

    4 Why is too much protein in your diet not a goood thing? What happens when you eat too much protein? How much is enough?

    5 What are the best sources of protein for someone who is a strict vegetarian (vegan)?

    6 Where do all the nucleotides come from to make DNA and RNA? If you started out as one cell with 6 billion DNA molecules in your 46 chromosomes and now you have trillions of cells with that much in each, plus all the RNA in each cell, where does it all come from?

    7 Which countries have the healthiest diets? Do they also have the best record for staying healthy and living longer?

    8 What states have the highest and lowest obesity rates? (List 5 for each) Where does Maine rank?

    9 List the 3 most serious health issues facing people today and how diet could be a part of the prevention and/or treatment for each one.

    10 If a food package claims that there is no cholesterol in the product, does that mean it is healthy? Describe at least 2 reasons why this is often not the case.

    • ANSWER:
      1. Simple carbohydrates are found in natural and processed sugars and are quickly absorbed into the body for use as energy. This energy is not long lasting and can often be followed by a dip in energy levels resulting in the person feeling tired and lethargic. Simple carbohydrates are generally not recommended for muscle building or keeping healthy.

      Complex carbohydrates make up the bulk of the bodies energy source. Complex carbohydrates come in foods such as wheat, brown rice, potatoes, bread and oatmeal. Complex carbohydrates take much longer for the body to turn into energy but this energy is long lasting. Regular servings of food high in complex carbohydrates is recommended for all athletes. Complex carbohydrates are known as "good carbs" because they give you long lasting energy to work harder and feel better throughout the day.

      2. I would say agave syrup or molasses. They are good sweeteners with simple sugars, yet it's NOT refined white sugar.

      3. Trans fats are unsaturated fats occuring in many processed foods such as butter, biscuits and confectionary items such as cakes. Hydrogenated oils are being removed from product lines all the time, because they are believed to play a role in obesity, high cholesterol and heart disease.

      4. The average woman needs around 45g of protein per day. The average man needs around 55g of protein per day. Too much protein is bad. Allow me to explain why. TOO MUCH protein can thrust your kidneys into overdrive in order to flush ketones from your body. As your kidneys rid your body of these TOXIC ketones, you can lose a significant amount of water, which puts you at risk of dehydration, particularly if you exercise heavily. That water loss often shows up on the scale as weight loss. But along with losing water, you lose LOSE MUSCLE MASS and bone CALCIUM. The dehydration also strains your kidneys and puts stress on your heart. And dehydration from a high protein diet can make you feel weak and dizzy, give you bad breath, or lead to other problems. Yikes!!

      5. Best protein source for a vegan? That's an easy one. Tofu, soymilk, beans(pulses), lentils, cereals, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, falafel...
      http://www.vegansociety.com/food/nutrition/protein.php

      6. Cells can synthesise the nucleotides, or they can be obtained from food (the same way amino acids are).

      7. I've heard that the *traditional* Japanese diet is the healthiest... I hate to admit this, but they eat rice, vegetables...and some fish. LOL.

      8. Sorry! Really don't know this one. However, I do know Maine ranks 34th Most Obese State in the US.
      http://healthyamericans.org/reports/obesity2008/release.php?StateID=ME

      9. Obesity. -less calorie dense foods? -exercise
      Hypertension.-keep sodium intake low
      Anorexia. -regular small meals and snacks, establishing a healthy relationship with your food.

      10. Cholesterol free foods are not always healthy. Eggless noodles are cholesterol free but that doesn't mean they're the healthiest food choice.

      Ok, so I hope I helped. :o )

  7. QUESTION:
    what kinds of foods contain carbs ? helppp.?
    gotta a "close to tha end of the school pool partayy" and want to wear a bathing suit and look great.
    wanna go on a diet and need some help.heard no carbs is tha way to go. which excersices are tha best? foods? to loose some belly fat. and i need some help with a diet plan to. like what to eat in tha morning and do in tha morn ? etcc... please help me out.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some protein foods with no carbs that I can buy that also taste well?
    I need some protein foods that have a good taste to them so I don't fall off my no carb diet for a week. Help me out please.

    • ANSWER:
      Have you ever though about eating tuna or how about a salad? They are both very low on carbs, but the salad doesnt have much protein.

      There are a ton of good proteins out there.

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  9. QUESTION:
    What are foods with no carbs or very low carbs?
    I want to go on a low-carb diet and possibly intake no carbs at all.
    Yes, I have been looking online to find a food chart of some sort but I can't really find anything.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Most vegetables are low carb. Some good foods to include in your diet are broccoli, green leafy veg. like swiss chard, kale, spinach. There are few veg. that are high in carbs... like corn- avoid this. Carrots, too are higher in carbs. Eat as much food as possible in its most natural state.
      You still need to get some carbs, just stick to lower glycemic carbs like these mentioned above. Also add a lot of fiber to your diet to help make you feel full and to help cleanse your colon as well. Some good fiber supplements contain guar gum, psyllium seek husk powder and apple pectin.
      If you are going on a low carb diet, you want to avoid eating fruit very often. If you do eat fruit, have in in the early part of the day, preferably before 12:00 noon and make it a low-glycemic fruit such as peaches, strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit, cantaloupe and plums. Avoid watermelon, grapes and bananas. Fruits should always be eaten along with a source of protein to avoid a rapid increase in blood sugar. When you eat a high glycemic food (sugary food) alone, your blood sugar goes up, insulin is released, sugar is stored as glycogen and fat. This actually teaches your body to store fat efficiently... exactly what you are trying NOT to do. It also makes you crave carbs.
      Also, if you are going low carb, you need to eat every 2.5 - 3 hours to help maintain a normal blood sugar level. This will keep you from getting hungry (and binging) as well as keeping your brain functioning well.
      Include good fats in your diet too (not too much). Your body needs fats to make hormones which regulate many cellular functions. Add a couple of teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil to hot vegetables or salad along with lemon juice. Omega-3 fish oil is very beneficial as well.
      If you are going low carb, you need to make sure you are getting enough lean, good quality protein from sources (if you are not vegetarian) like lean beef, turkey, chicken, wild salmon, cod and flounder. You'll need about 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. You can check out a lot of good nutritional information in a book by Corinne Netzer, The Complete Book of Food Counts.
      Good luck.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do These Foods Have Carbs?
    On atkins it says you can eat all beef and pork, except for processed ones and things with fillers like hotdogs. Of i get ham, salami, and pepperoni fresh from the deli counter does it have carbs? Cause its fresh so its not processed but they say no pepperoni and some salami

    • ANSWER:
      Processed doesn't mean that it isn't fresh. Pepperoni is a processed meat, fresh or not. A lot of meats like those that you are mentioning contain sugar, which is obviously a carbohydrate.

      Just read labels. If a product contains carbohydrates then look at the ingrediant list and you'll see why.

  11. QUESTION:
    what are foods with no carbs?
    what are good foods with no or very little carbs?
    and i'm 14 5'6'' and 130lbs so how much carbs
    so i be eating in one day?
    oh, and diabetes and heart problems run in my family.
    so i worry about it sometimes and i don't
    want to make my self at risk of anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Any food with calories contains a mixture of carbohydrates, fat, and/or protein. A food with no or very little carbohydrate consists of fat and/or protein - such as butter, meat, eggs, and oils.

      An extremely "low-carb" diet is pretty much bunk and no more effective than any other diet. It can be harmful in the long run because it can deprive you of nutrients you need from vegetables and fruits as well as being completely impractical for the long term. Weight loss results from expending more calories than you take in, regardless of what you eat. Although, from your description, you are at a healthy weight for your height.

      It is a very good idea to limit simple carbohydrates (sugars and refined flours) as are found in white bread, desserts, and junk food. The carbohydrates in whole grains, as well as in fruits and vegetables, are good for you and an important part of your diet, and should not be avoided.

      The USDA food pyramid recommends 6-11 servings of grains a day, half or more being whole grains, as well as 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some foods with no carbs in them?
    I'm going on an No Carb diet and I want to know what kind of food I could eat with no carbs.

    • ANSWER:
      Meats, generally, have no carbs. Of course, if you eat honey-baked ham or honey-roasted turkey or anything that is glazed with honey or another sweet sauce WILL have carbs.

      Most, if not all, fruits and vegetables contain carbs, as do the flavoured syrups and milk in your latte or mocha, and the sugar you might put in your iced tea. Almost all breads and grains contain carbs.

      If you want to lose weight, you need to talk to your doctor first. She (or he) can help you come up with a better plan than to cut out all carbs.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some foods with no carbs or less carbs?
    I'm trying to stay away from carbs. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    What are yummy foods with no carbs?
    I'm trying to eat healthier and im trying out the south beach diet, where i cant eat any carbs. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      most meat - beef, veal, organ meats, game meats (venison and elk), exotic meats (ostrich and emu), lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, goose, duck, and seafood - fish, shellfish, mollusks.
      also eggs and butter.
      alot of other foods are low in carbohydrates but most contain them, a carb-free diet usually means one allowing less than 20g of carbs a day so just check the packaging of your foods :)
      hope i helped!:)

  15. QUESTION:
    Why are so many foods full of carbohydrates if our bodies can't handle too many carbs without getting fat?
    Why is this? Truthfully when you go into a grocery store only about 10% of the food has no carbs, the rest has carbs, even the food that is good for you like Oatmeal is loaded with carbs. No wonder why people can't obtain 6 pack abs even if they do workout. What do you think of this do you agree?

    • ANSWER:
      I think they are in the store because that is what sells the most. That is the bottom line. I definitely wish we had more food with less carbohydrates.

  16. QUESTION:
    Which foods have low carbs, low/no fat, and high fiber and protein?
    I'm trying to improve my diet, and I was going to try starting an all vegetable diet (I am vegetarian anyways), but I've heard I wont get enough fiber and protein. I want something with low carbs, little or no fat, and tons of protein and fiber. Vegetables have lots of protein, but I need something more.

    • ANSWER:
      veggies also contain tons of fiber.
      Veggies are also low/no fat.
      You need to educate yourself a bit more.
      Your body needs fats to have soft skin and shiny hair. Healthy fats also are good for brain and heart health. Omega 3 and 6 are examples of good fats we need in healthy combinations.
      Carbs are also needed for energy and cell growth. There is a difference between carbs from cake, pie, candy and soda and carbs from fruits, veggies,legumes and whole wheat products.
      google a list of high fiber foods and you will see all the fruits and veggies and whole grains listed.
      google a list of high protein vegetarian sources and many will be the same as the high fiber ones.
      google a list of high carb foods and you will see that fruits and veggies probably are NOT on the list or on the very low end of the scale.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some foods with no carbs?
    What are some foods with no carbs?

    • ANSWER:
      Most of your carb-free foods would be sources of protein: meats (red, white, processed, fish), eggs, and cheese. Most condiments are carb-free. Although pickles may be considered a condiment, most pickles are low in carbs if it it has any at all. Salad has a low carb count, depending on what dressing you use.

  18. QUESTION:
    What foods can I eat if I'm trying to stick to LOW carbs, LOW fat in order to lose weight?
    I'm trying to change my eating habits in order to lose weight and I'm focusing on low carbs, low fat food. I heard that I should try and eat foods with high fiber, high protein. I've gotten some ideas from people, such as eating fiber crispbread instead of regular bread. I also like pickles since they have no calories. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as foods that would be healthy for me to eat on a day-to-day basis? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      How about changing your diet.

      1. No soda
      2. No caffiene
      3. No Diet Soda or Sugar Free stuff.. ( your body gets all confused)
      4. Eat a good breakfast, lil snack, lunch, light dinner
      5. No heavy meals past 6PM you don't want a lot of food in your belly when you're sleeping.
      6. No TV Get outside and PLAY
      7. Play a sport and feel challenged
      8. Try http://www.weightlossdisc.com it workd i tried it.

  19. QUESTION:
    what are some good tasting foods, with NO carbs?
    im 5'6, almost 5'7 and 136 lbs. im trying to loose like
    around 15 pounds, fast kind of. im considering all diets.
    so low-carb is one of them, but there is carbs in like
    EVERYTHING!. even things that are not like bread/pasta!

    and if my food isnt good tasting, i never stick to the diet.
    can someone here please help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Low carbing is a very healthy diet for losing weight, controlling food cravings, lowering cholesterol and controlling blood sugar. That said... it must be done in a healthy way following a good sound plan. If you eat low carb you need to eat high fat because you burn fat for energy. It's a commitment since you can't go on and off and expect to stay healthy. Introducing high carbs for a couple of days here and there could invite heart disease. It is strongly recommended that it be a lifelong program because if you go off it you'll start eating what got you overweight in the first place, which results in gaining all the weight back.

      If you're seriously interested in learning about low carbing check out Atkins or South Beach, both of which are highly misunderstood. Know that even on Atkins you eat 3-4 cups of vegetables per day right from the beginning. Many people have the misconception that it's all bacon, cheese, eggs and steak. If done that way you're asking for health problems. All of those foods can be eaten but you MUST have your vegetables.

      The foods lowest in carbs are pure fats and protein sources. Most have minimal carbs. An egg has one net carb. Cheese has approximately one net carb per ounce. Beef, chicken and fish have none.

      I have been on Atkins since early 2004 and have lost 70 lbs. and had no problem maintaining. My high cholesterol is now history and my numbers are absolutely amazing.

      BTW... There are GREAT tasting substitutes like Dreamfields pasta and Sami bread as well as low carb dairy products and even sweets of all kinds. We don't eat flour or sugar. That means no rice and potatoes as well as some of the high sugar fruits like pineapple, grapes and bananas.

      If you're serious check out the Atkins site at atkins.com and then get and read the entire book.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some foods with NO carbs?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods that come from an animal source generally won't have carbohydrates. Instead, these are sources of protein.

      The websites for Atkins or South Beach should have some good, easy-to-understand information, and I know Atkins has a list of foods that show Carb ratings (or they did a while ago)

  21. QUESTION:
    how many calories are absorbed when purging?
    okay so some people/websites say that a minimum of 50% of the calories are digested and absorbed when you purge, as in, purging (self-induced vomiting) only takes out 50% of the calories at best.
    but then others say that food is absorbed in the intestines, and if you purge right after, it hasnt gotten to the intestines yet, and it is still in the stomach, so it is possible to purge out all of the calories.
    which is right or wrong or both and can you back it up with why?
    also, is it true that some foods (like sugar) are absorbed from the mouth, and some other foods (carbs?) need to go to the intestine to even start to be absorbed. in that case, if a person only ate the second type of foods (whatever they are, idk), the kind that dont start to be absorbed until the intestine, and they purged right after, wouldnt they absorb no calories?
    p.s. please dont inform me of the health risks or say dont do it, thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Some calories are absorbed as soon as the food starts to be broken down by the enzymes in your mouth and it depends how long the food stays down for and whether it is all purged as to how much you would absorb. Sugars can be absorbed in the mouth and some are broken down in the stomach, but you would be unlikely to be able to purge all the calories. However, if you are doing this you should seek professional help and treatment as you can eventually die from doing this.

  22. QUESTION:
    How to stay motivated to lose weight..?
    I've been on so many diets before- crash diets, regular diets, protein-based diets, everything. It always results in either failure or no motivation in the end. During the summer I was able to lose TEN pounds (to be ten pounds overweight) but now I'm back to twenty after a lot of stress. (in the fall i was so stressed about school work, friendship drama, etc) that i gained ten pounds back.

    I'm fourteen and I guess I"m still growing...but i NEED to lose weight. I'm about twenty pounds overweight. Everyone tells me that i have a gorguess face- and if i was even ten pounds thinner i would look really good. It's just that I'm ALWAYS hungry and i think i'm still growing. (past 4 years i grew one foot). HOw do i get the motivation to go to a diet and STICK with it? (by "diet" i mean no sugar, processed foods, carbs, and 6 small, portioned meals with lean protein, veggies, etc.)

    I HATE BEING OVERWEIGHT. I NEED TO STAY MOTIVATED. IT'S SOO HARD. I gain weight easily but i lose weight very quickly. my body just works that way. help?

    • ANSWER:
      Obesity has become a major health problem around the world. Many companies have brought diet pills, medicines, powders and weight-loss belts in the market. Though these products claim to aid weight-loss, the weight reduction is temporary. Besides, the pills and powders can adversely affect your health. Here we offer you some tips to reduce weight successfully, without any negative health effects.

      1 Reduce fat intake:
      2 Reduce intake of sugar:
      3 Decrease alcohol consumption:
      4 Stay away from processed, fast and junk foods since they are laden with fat and sugar.
      5 Reduce quantity of food without going hungry:
      6 Adopt regular eating habits:
      7 Raise the amount of physical activity:
      8 Learn a new hobby or interest:
      9 Improve your metabolism by eating natural foods:
      10 Control your appetite:
      Good Luck and Take care :-)

  23. QUESTION:
    Will this work??? HELP PLEASE THANK YOU!!! Working out 2 times a day and doing mostly liquid fast??????????
    I want this to become my obsession so that i stick with it and lose weight... i want to learn to hate fast foods, carbs that arent whole grains, etc. I want to learn not to get pleasure out of eating, only eat to live..like I USED to be when i was 30 lbs lighter!

    I will do my eliptical machine 30 minutes in the morning before work.... and 30-60 min after work, plus resistance arm bands.
    SOME evenings also walk my dog 20 min.

    I want my diet to be mostly low sodium v8, v8 fusion, special k protein water, green tea, and milk...water too of course.

    When I get to feeling faint I will have either raw veggies, 2 slices whole grain toast, or a little bit of fat free turkey meat.

    Does this sound ok to do for a couple weeks??

    After that I will go to a healthy diet of veggies, fruits, lean meats/seafoods, low fat dairies, and whole grains... no fried, fatty, suagry crap... for treats i have weight watchers icecreams.frozen desserts

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    Any Food with carbs but without calories?
    Im diabetic and ive been working out. my blood sugar goes low a lot of the time and i have to eat or drink something to fix that. and i feel like all that work i just did goes right out the window. so i was wondering if there is some kind of food or drink that has carbs to bring up my blood glucose but little to no calories ( i know they kind of go hand-in-hand)

    • ANSWER:
      A carb has 4 calories. Look at the label and see how how many carbs are in it and multiply them by 4.

      Jellybeans have a lot of carbs and a lot of calories. Low fat wouldn't help because fat doesn't have any carbs.

  25. QUESTION:
    what foods can i eat that have little or no carbs?
    Ive tried a low carb/high protein diet a while ago, but wasnt getting enough calories . I want to keep my daily carb intake under 50 and my calories around 1800. My problem is i couldnt find enough foods that had few carbs besides turkey, pepperoni, cheese, meat, chicken and a few other things. Is there any other foods with little or no carbs?

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    I only got smaller in size!!!!!!!!!!!?
    it's more than 3 weeks that I have started eating healthy, no junk food, carbs are limited and most of the time steamed food and some how counting the calorie intake.I watch carefully but no decrease in weight only a little in size.( my jeane got looser).what's wrong with me?
    wow, all answers were supporting and I'm still waitting to receive more. thnks everybody for the support.I was about to quit but now I changed my mind.

    • ANSWER:
      thats normal...dont look for a quick fix...i know it sucks, but the slower it comes off, the slower and harder it is to gain that weight back. Personally I have been dieting and exercising for over a year...I have lost about 60 pounds, so it is not an overnight fix...losing weight too fast is not halthy. I have dieting and exercise tips if you wish as they go and and hand...Losig weight means doing cardio...walk, use the treadmill, go on the elliptical, use the bicycle, don’t lift weight right now because you will just get heavier. Also, you said yuo are eating the right foods, but double check your diet...eat your starchy and sugary foods early as then you give your body a chance to use that energy instead of eating it at dinner and going to bed maybe three hours later. Also, stay ways from anything fried, and fast food, deserts, etc..., eat a ton of lean meats, which is chicken, turkey, fish, and some pork...don’t eat too much red meat, stay away from fatty meats like sausage and salami. Also, try to eat 5-8 smaller meals a day rather than 3 normal sized meals. When you eat more, but smaller meals, it keeps doesn't shock your system like when you eat a big meal, so your metabolism works much better. Lastly, drink only water. I drink 12 bottles a day, it is hard but soda and all that has empty calories and sugar which turns into fat when it is digested. Even diet soda is bad because your body is expecting something from the calories coming in, however they are empty calories with no nutrition and in effect make you hungrier. By the way, if you count calories, or are good at estimating (which is what I do), go onto this web site...it has a calculator that tells you how many calories you need for your size adn how many calories you are burning when you exercise...just click on the tabs on the right hand side... http://www.revolutionhealth.com/calculators/daily-calorie-needs ... Good luck with your weight loss.

  27. QUESTION:
    What are foods with absolutely NO CARBS and NO SUGAR ?
    Please give a list if you can.

    Please don't obligate. Best answer will receive 10 points.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there - no problem, easy answer but a bit long.

      All sugars are forms of carbohydrates - so you just need a list of foods that contain no carbs.

      Foods are composed of Carbohydrate, Protein, Fats.

      So - foods that are entirely protein, entirely fat or a combination of fat and protein will meet your criteria of having no carbs or sugar.

      Here are some examples of those:

      * Meat of any type such as chicken, beef, pork or fish - assuming you do NOT add carbs like breading or a marinade or sauce containing carbs.
      * Oils used to cook meats like canola oil, olive oil, even lard - are all carb-free.

      But that is about it. You are left with unprocessed meat products and fat. You can choose different kinds of meat - like bacon is ok as long as it doesn't have any sweetener added as part of the flavoring injected into it. Processes meats like lunch meat and hot dogs are more likely to have had carbs added as a filler or flavoring agent.

      Other protein foods like nuts, cheese or other dairy - all contain carbohydrates. Eggs contain a tiny amount of carbohydrate as the growing chick would need it for energy.

      Vegetables, fruits and grains all contain carbohydrates.

      I hope that helps.

  28. QUESTION:
    I need to know foods with NO CARBS?
    I don't want to be lectured. My dad is a docter and he has told me the dangers of this diet. I am just wondering what has ZER0 CARBS. I know that all meat has no carbs but is there anything Yummy with zero carbs.. ANy chinese food. I dont think letus wraps have carbs. HMMM thanx

    • ANSWER:
      go to atkins.com and see all the "free foods" which are basically the unadulterated proteins(no breading/fillers) all pure fats and oils-animal fat/butter/creme/oils. Some veges are all but carb free too like avacado/artichoke/mushrooms/celery/lettuce-read the lists. others can be eaten in moderation like tomatoes...but are not zero carbs.You need to learn about nutrition in trms of what foods are made of and how they are cooked/prepared to make them palatable to the ocnsumer.Mostly food is adulterated with high fructose corn syrup to make it tasty if low fat then you get the effect of a super charged sugar.All bakery items hae similar effects and almost always have some trans fats as well(trans fats=no good fat) even if the label says Zero percent trans fats that means it still has a small amount-none has been deemd safe for people to eat.(if sayys"no trans fats" that's believable)You can eat healthy but you will need a vitamin supplement initially if you are cutting way back to almost zero carbs. After reaching a weight you wish you would be gradually adding carbs in food-(I dont mean bread here)like some low glycemic index fruit to find your tolerance level. at maintenance you would be eating like a diabetic basically-not at all an unhealthy diet-as a matter of fact the whole American pop. feeding the obesity epidemic will need this diet eventually -we didnt get to this point by eating all healthy foods and exercising to the max so it can take drastic measures to control it. Being overweight or always consuming sugary or carb rich food doesnt make one healthy so doing basically whatever it takes to get out of that will be healthy for you.(OK no anorexia or drugs etc)
      BTW check out balsalmic vinegar before eating it-I belive it is sugary.

  29. QUESTION:
    How do you go on a no carb diet? What do you eat all day?
    I mean, fruit has carbs, healthy whole grain bread has carbs, nonfat dairy products have carbs. All of those things are healthy and have essential nutrients. Do people who don't eat carbs just eat vegetables and meat all day? Also, don't they lack a lot of nutrients they miss from foods with carbs? Please explain this to me.

    • ANSWER:
      There are good carbs and there are bad carbs. Carbs are very important for your body, because that's where you body gets the energy from. So a no carb diet is not healthy.

      All those carbs that you mentioned like fruit, whole grain, nonfat dairy product you can have, but you have to watch not to indulge on them.

      You must cut all carbs than come from processed food like white bread, white rice, crackers, juices, can soups, can product and much more. These product have to much salt, sugars and other ingredients that are not good for your body.

      You should eat your carbs during the first two meal of the day, so your body can use then for energy. No carb should be eating late in the afternoon because it be converted as fat.

      Just make sure that all your carbs come from natural sources and do not over eat them.

  30. QUESTION:
    Steroids for somebody underweight?
    Hi, im 17, 6ft 4 and weigh 10stone, i am really underweight and have been to see my docter several times about it. So far he has prescripted my Forti-sip drinks, Some tests to check for Overactive Thyroid (All good) and now a dietrition. I have also tried going to the gym and doing the correct workouts, (High weigh Low reps) and eating the right food (Carbs, Proteins etc..) So far none of this has actually gotten me over 10st 1. I feel extremely uncomfortable with my body, doubling up on clothing to look bigger. Is it possible that the next time i go to see him i ask him if steroids are possible? I know steroids do no harm to your body (IF USED CORRECTLY) which by a doctor will most likely be correct. I thought i would ask you guys, before asking my doctor and making a fool of myslf, as im always un confident in asking against my doctors! Thanks for reading :)

    • ANSWER:
      A huge number of body-builders have looked to steroids for answers, and no matter what they were told about the extreme negatives, they did it anyway, because they wanted to look bigger, instead of being better. VERY seldom do steroids work to the advantage of the body itself. It is like making a drawing of yourself and then adding size to the drawing: it looks bigger, but the muscles do not develop normally, and they are often set up to self-destruct..

      Bigger is NOT better for most people and getting bigger than your body needs to be can be a disaster for you.

      At 17 your body has not finished growing. Getting bulky and doing it quickly is an answer, but it is the wrong answer.

      You need first to understand your own body so it can grow the way it needs to. Looking only for weight gain is just plain stupid. You have one body only and it has to last for all your life, so ask it what it needs and wants. LISTEN to what your own body tells you.

      Once you understand your own body you can work on attaining improvements. in muscle tone, then strength, flexibility and speed. You will end up being strong and healthy for a very long time.

  31. QUESTION:
    CaRBS♥!!!!!!!?
    no matter what i do, i always find myself eating food with a BUNCH of carbs (potatoes,pasta, ext...) so if you could make a list of healthy food with low carbs, that would help. ( i already know salad/veggies)

    • ANSWER:
      * Oat bran
      * Oatmeal
      * Beans and legumes
      * Peas
      * Carrots
      * Sweet potatoes
      * Rice bran
      * Barley
      * Citrus fruits
      * Strawberries
      * Bananas

      * Whole-wheat breads
      * Wheat cereal
      * Wheat bran
      * Rice (except for white rice)
      * Barley
      * Cabbage
      * Beets
      * Brussels sprouts
      * Turnips
      * Cauliflower
      * Fruits and vegetables with skin

  32. QUESTION:
    what foods have no carbs?
    i cant find a good list of foods with no carbs ... actually i cant find one at all!

    • ANSWER:
      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger the fat storage hormone insulin. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue as well as their metabolism slowing down to work more efficiently on fewer calories & it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like the heart). This stress to the vital organs cannot be healthy.

  33. QUESTION:
    Cant cut carbs?
    I'm trying to watch what I eat and cut back on eating a large serving at a meal but when I eat good foods I still feel hungry or get hungry within an hour or so.

    I always choose foods with carbs because when I eat them, I dont get dizzy, jittery and feel empty in my stomach.

    I only eat chicken or pork and that gets boring after a while. I dont eat fish or seafooed at all. I dont drink sodas or eat chips, etc. my downfall is grabbing something quick due to no time (3 mth old and 3 yr old kids). Or, since I am very picky at what I do eat, those things get old and I have no desire to eat it even though their my fav. b/c I'm eating them all the time.

    Or, when I do eat good, and do feel empty still, I will eat a cookie or something and I feel better than.

    • ANSWER:
      Your suppose to feel hungry..people have the wrong idea of what a diet means. Your stomach is only the size of your fist. You need to eat 5 to 6 small items a day..Not three huge ones. You have to keep feeding your body so it has the energy to keep moving all day long.

      My favorite is Low carb toritall wrap, add two strips of soy bacon, avacado, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, lime juice..you can change up what you put in it but they are soooooo goood..very easy to make.

      Okay...I only started last monday...All I do is walk one hour every morning. I wear a calorie counter monitor to loose weight by the numbers. I have already lost one pant size and 7 pounds. And its only been 8 days! I am a woman and have three kids and this is the method I use when I gain weight.. I am now at a size two and everyone is always amazed that I have had three kids.

      Here it is:

      Helpful Tips for weight loss:

      1)A good way to loose weight is to use a calorie counter watch

      Keep to a 1,200 food intake

      Add 1,200 plus 3,500 (equals one pound of fat) ...and that is the total amount of calories you need to burn each day. Its actually really easy once you start watching the numbers and it doesn't seem like work or exercise. Its just a matter of changing the way you think about loosing weight.

      I use this method when i gain some pounds. The first time I did this I went from 168 to 127

      2) Most people do not get enough water in their system. Water is your body's principal chemical component, comprising, on average, 60 percent of your weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues.

      Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. To determine if you are getting enough water use this simple formula.. Take your weight, for example 150 pounds and divide by 2. Take your answer which is 75 lbs and change it to ounces, in this case 75 ounces. That is how many ounces of water you need a day. Your body performs mostly on water. If you make sure you get enough water everyday your body will perform at top notch and your body will no longer have the cravings of junk food. You will have a better performing body system to help you work out and feel better thru out your day.

  34. QUESTION:
    Carbs and GI value confusion.?
    Ok, so i know all about carbs and what GI value is.. But what i have found is that GI value could only exist for a food if the food has carbs in it and vice versa..(That a food with no carbs does not have any GI whatsoever) But then i stumbled across lettuce.. I see many sites saying Lettuce has no GI and yet it has carbs...

    Also another thing i dont get... If GI is a measure of how fast your body can digest that food.. How do foods have a GI value of 0...? If i'm understanding this right then why doesnt every food have some GI rating because everything is getting digested at a certain rate...

    The way i understand the digestion thing is that simple carbs digest faster than complex carbs...Simple carbs have higher GI than complex...

    Sorry i'm scattering my thoughts everywhere...

    If you could clear this up for me that would be nice. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You are partly right. Glycemic Index is a measure of how quickly a food raises your blood sugar.

      Simple carbs raise your blood sugar quickly. (white rice, white bread, potatoes). Complex carbs raise your blood sugar slowly (whole grains, oatmeal). Fat raises your blood sugar slowly. Protein raises your blood sugar slowly. Fat and protein both have a low glycemic index, but not zero.

      All foods have glycemic indexes if they have calories. Many kinds of lettuce have so few calories that they don't have a meaningful effect on your blood sugar, so we don't measure the GI. That's because it has almost no calories, not because it has no carbs.

      Sometimes, if a serving size is small enough, the glycemic index will be so close to zero that the manufacturerers round it down to zero. If something only has 10 calories, it won't raise your blood sugar much, not matter how fast it gets absorbed.

  35. QUESTION:
    Foods with no carbs ?
    hi is it possible to get flat abs in 2-3weeks ? foods with no carbs list?

    • ANSWER:
      No carb food does not exist. Efvery food has some amount of carbs in it, just some food has little of them.
      Foods such as poultry, fish, eggs, and meats contain very low amounts
      and often no amounts of carbohydrates. Meats that are processed are an
      exception to this rule, however, as they are typically processed with
      sugar. Salad vegetables are also popular no carb or low carb choices.
      Following is a list of no carb foods for you to enjoy. Keep in mind,
      however, that unless your doctor has specifically prescribed a no carb
      diet for you, you do need to incorporate healthy carbs into your daily
      diet.

      •Water: Water is essential for your body's health, and not only is it
      free, but it is carb free! Drinking at least 8 glasses of water per
      day will help your body with digestion and keep you hydrated.
      •Meat: Most meats are zero carbs unless they are processed and
      include fillers like sugar. To keep your fat level down, grill or bake
      the meat of your choice but avoid frying.
      •Vegetables: A half cup of vegetables like spinach, lettuce, bok choy
      or celery are all zero carbs, but not all veggies are low or no carb
      choices. In fact, vegetables like potatoes are very high in
      carbohydrates. Summer squash varieties are low in carbs while winter
      squash is not so don't assume all squash is equal when it comes to
      carbohydrates.
      •Cheese: There are several cheeses that are very low in carbs. For
      example, Monterey Jack and gruyere have only 0.1g per three slices.
      Other cheeses low in carbs are cheddar, fontina, and muenster.
      Other items, such as butter, oils, vegetable shortenings, tea,
      parsley, mustard, club soda, diet drinks, gin, rum, vodka, whiskey,
      and even some whipped cream have zero carbohydrates as well. Remember
      to check with your doctor, however, before you switch to a low carb or
      no carb diet.

  36. QUESTION:
    Wat r some foods with zero carbs... pls i m not able to findany food that has 0 carbs....???
    can u give me a list or at least name of one food which has no carb at all 0 carbs.. pls i need it fast....

    • ANSWER:
      just remember there is good carbs and bad carbs, the ones in fruit and veg are not any to worry about, its the ones in white pasta and bread

  37. QUESTION:
    foods with no carbs.?
    i want to know foods with like no carbs in?

    • ANSWER:
      Fat has no carbs. Protein has minimal carbs. Link under source is to Atkins acceptable food list. I also suggest chia seeds, ground flax seeds, nopal cactus, glucomannan & shirataki noodles.

      The important thing to know is where you are at on the low carb journey? Concentrate on what you can have and don't dwell on what you can't have.

      During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles & your fav meats. I love eggs and could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms & peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, mozzarella) I prefer very thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne is my fav) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love love love my rotisserie and it makes the meats extra tasty. I cook a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the bones (add vinegar to leach minerals) and turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese (and broccoli after induction) with cayenne powder & nuke a couple of minutes for nearly instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 2T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (2-3 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.

      After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      I eat all my favorite Chinese, Italian, even Mexican foods with low carb foods. Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute (for me) Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body and also add pizza toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, lots of mozzarrella. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I don't cook often. I usually make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. I cook meats 20-30# at a time (for just me) I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it's name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I've heard faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers. "potato" salad using cauliflower instead.

      Hope I've given you a start, I just don't cook much but many recipes abound. Adapt what you've always eaten first (I bet someone has a recipe for it or low carb version) and then start exploring.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food (when you can splurge some - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you.

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn and are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - pork rinds great crunch - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- avocado/mayo/cayenne dip - olives

      Pumpkin soup
      * 1 (12 ounce) package Jimmy Dean sausage
      * 1/2 cup onion, minced
      * 1 garlic clove, minced
      * 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
      * 1-2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
      * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
      * 4 cups chicken broth
      * 1/2 cup heavy cream
      * 1/2 cup water

      Directions
      1.Brown sausage, drain, then add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and mushrooms and sauté until done.
      2. Add pumpkin to this mixture and mix well.
      3.Then stir in the broth and mix well.
      4. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
      5. Stir in the heavy cream and water and simmer on low another 10-15 minute Taste and add salt& pepper as needed.

  38. QUESTION:
    Limiting my carbs...?
    i have to limit my carbohydrates, (no this isnt for a diet) so what is OK to eat? i just read a list of foods with carbs... it was an extremely long list.. so, can i get a long list of what i CAN eat?

    (ps, here's the list i was talking about:
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0675/is_n1_v10/ai_11729520

    • ANSWER:
      This isn't exacly advice on what kinds of carbs, but one way to limit them is to save carbs for one meal out of the day. Of course this should include sugary drinks and candy. It's okay to have healthy stuff like fruit. So if it's easier to have a carb lunch, then that's when you have your bread and pasta (and your dessert). For me, dinner was the easiest. It's not always an easy diet to follow, but I thought I would toss this out there as an option.

      As far as kinds, stick to the healthiest kinds, like rutabega (sp?) instead of potato, wheat bread instead of processed white, brown rice instead of white...that sort of thing. Avoid spagettis and mac n' cheese, and startchy stuff.

      A plus, is that if you eat fewer carbs, you get to worry a little less about fat. :)

  39. QUESTION:
    im trying to eat foods to gain muscle but i dont always have those foods, what should i do?
    i know im supposed to buy them, but i dont get alot of cash at the moment, im a student, so i give some money to my mum and i tell her to start buying better foods with protein and carbs etc for me instead of the usual stuff she gets me, and she does, but its never enough, like for 3 days there will be enough, like oats and eggs for breakfast, chicken breast and some brown rice with veggies for lunch etc, but after say 3 days theres only rubbish foods left, see she does shoppin weekly, and im trying to eat 6 meals per day, small ones all with the right amount of protein, carbs fibre etc, but when i run out do i continue to workout? its like if i do that i wont have the right foods, protein, carbs etc n then ill feel exhausted and tired, or do i just do cardio or something n wait till she gets protein foods again to do weights or what? i dont know but i need to figure something out... what should i do? i try to drink alot of milk when we have no protein foods n that but its still not enough.

    • ANSWER:
      you don't want carbs unless you want to put weight on, you need protein!! I get a tub of protein milkshake powder from holland and barrett (strawberry) and it lasts a long time, trust me. do that if you live in the uk- if not then just try to get a tub of protein shake where-ever you are.

  40. QUESTION:
    I'm recovering, and I'm so lost! Low-Carbs? Smoothies? Protein? What? HELP ME!!!!!!?
    Ok, if you have followed my other questions, you will see that I have suffered from disordered eating. NO I am not underweight! But, YES I am very unhealthy! And today was a time to change! I have been watching UndergroundWellness on Youtube, and I DO believe that low-carb diets are a healthy way to go! So, what do I eat? I need to eat lots of proteins! Since, now, I am going to really hit the exercise! I'm going to get in shape! I feel so empowered! And I'm sick of starving myself! I'm sick of feeling sick! So:
    - ONE What foods (low-carbs) should I eat?
    - Are smoothies that healthy? (I drink them for fruit! And they do seem to have a lot of carbs!)
    - Good Carbs! Bad Carbs???
    - What should I eat for protein (I seem to do better with proteins, so what metabolic rate is that?)
    - Metabolic rates?

    Yes, I don't know to much about foods. When I starved myself, I thought mostly of fats and calories! So, please HELP!

    So, I think my metabolism is MESSED up, what can I do to start boosting it, or have I just ruined it?

    AND, what type of exercise should I get. I know you need CARDIO CARDIO CARDIO, because it's heart healthy, and burns fat. BUT, I heard that if you DON'T weight train, and you fall out of you cardio workout for a bit, you can find your metabolism slowing down, and packing on the pounds! So, what type of strength training should I do. How much weight?

    Oh, and I want to know what you think about my day...(So far)

    Breakfast-
    2 eggs *scrambled
    3 slices of bacon

    Lunch- (We just HAD to stop by BK)
    6 piece chicken tender nuggets
    Apple fries
    Diet Coke

    Snack-
    Fruit smoothie
    (Just ice, 2 oz of 100% juice, non-fat yogurt, and strawberries)

    Plus

    Exercise:

    walked 2 miles at incline (When it was 90 degrees out)
    Rode my bike to miles
    And I lifted some weights, crunches, lunges, and what not!

    Sorry this is so long! BTW I am 5'3'' and 13 years old. So please help me, help myself, get help, and get healthier ;)

    • ANSWER:
      im also recovering for an eating disorder ;[ but i think your doing great, i wish you could help me out! ;] im 14 btw

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some foods you refuse to eat and why?
    It hit me today that i actually do have alot of foods i refuse to eat when i was thinking about what i could get from the kitchen. I was wondering if anyone else has a list like mine and their reasons for doing it.

    Potato- because its a carb and it makes me feel heavy
    Milk- its dairy and i feel bloated after having it
    Full cream products- there are lite or no fat options and full cream is very full of fat
    Sausages- they are processed meat , often very oily and are basically a heart attack in a tube
    Pasta- it is a carb and it just seems bulky and makes me feel heavy
    Rice- its a carb
    Bread- for some reason i just refuse to eat bread , im scared of it really.
    Mayonaise- its eggy and full of fat
    Cream- its dairy and full of fat
    Softdrink- It is sugary and isnt necessary
    Juice- one glass of orange juice is essentially eating two or three oranges plus added sugar
    Cheese- its dairy and full of fat
    Butter- fat and oil
    Chips- often deep fried and they are made from potatos. they are carbs with alot of salt and salt makes you retain alot moer water and you get bloated from that
    Fast food- oil, carbs, deepfried, just totally unhealthy and even with salads their dressings arent good for you.
    Anything deep fried- its oily , often meet or chips.
    Bacon- it just tastes really salty to me and i dont like it, it always has fat on it
    Icecream- its dairy
    Milkshakes- dairy and full of calories
    Donuts- they are amazingly full of calories, one Donut King donut is equal to the calories of a bigmac. They are insane.
    Pizza- it is all bread, cheese, meat and salt. everything i dont like and it is greasy
    Pasty- it is a carb and not good for the waist at all.
    Lasagne- meat and pasta and cheese, not very appealing.
    Nuts- they have a high calorie content and are all protien and fat which just seems to me like they will amke me fat
    Cake (most of the time)- it is pretty much carb with sugar and isnt good for you

    the list deffinantly goes on , just wondering about other peoples thoughts and takes on this?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe in moderation, and in being able to eat anything, if only just to remind myself why I don’t eat it so I can never get forbidden food obsessions. Like I can eat a slice of pizza anytime I want but I can never remember the last time I did because it was so long ago and I had only one slice, which I probably covered in mushrooms (I like to add a big layer of mushrooms on top of my slice) with some lettuce/vinaigrette on the side. I also don’t like the crust so I don’t eat it (not because of the calories…I just don’t like too much crust). If I would eat two slices of pizza, it would be an unsatisfactory meal with twice too many calories that what I would need…but eating only one slice and adding a lot of mushrooms and some lettuce, it gets in the okay, fulfilling zone. There was actually a time where I would eat 2 slices of pizza and always feel bloated afterwards…then I learned about my BMR and the calorie content of food…that was an eye opener!

      I have no problem with low fat dairies because I need the calcium and the proteins and I’m not lactose intolerant but I will avoid eating lactose (sugar from dairies…milk) and fructose (sugar from fruits/veggies) at the same time. Fructose will interfere with the absorption of lactose in the small intestine, and then unabsorbed lactose will increase the growth of bacteria in the colon. Those bacteria are healthful on a small scale but if they run amok, you end up with bloating, flatulence, and other gastrointestinal symptoms and might even decide that you’re “lactose intolerant”.
      Some people have gas because they mix up fruits and milk at breakfast, or they eat yogurts with fruits or broccolis with cheese…One of my favorite recipes is broccoli egg divine (which has cheese in it) but I don’t eat it much (maybe twice a year when I start craving it) because I have to pay the price later on.
      Fructose also interferes with the sucrose absorption, but moderately. Fructose is like the big bully of sugars!

      I have no problem with carbs (I need the energy) but not the super sweet carbs (just the fruits/veggies carbs) because my taste buds are probably like yours…which means normal and adjusted so we cannot handle too much sweetness or saltiness…or spiciness.

      I eat potatoes. I make an awesome homemade garlic mashed potatoes and I love eating 2 scoops of it to enhance my green beans. Potatoes are full of vitamins (tons of vitamins C), minerals…magnesium, iron, zinc, you name it and it’s there…and fiber, provides bulk, protect against colon cancer, lower cholesterol and the list goes on and on. Just don’t eat French fries at McDonald…the bad oil ruins everything.

      Sausages? I get cravings for sausages, with sauerkraut/potatoes, or vegetables soup, or pasta marinara…usually when I get a craving for salt because my body wants to retain water for some reason, like if I ate/drank something that is diuretic (parsley, cabbage, anything with caffeine in it, so I dehydrate like crazy and need salty food to compensate). I also get cravings for chips if I need water retention.

      Try 100% whole wheat bread. If you make your own bread, only use whole wheat flour for half of it or it will be too fulfilling and feel like eating a brick. If buying bread, make sure the package has 100% whole wheat written on it or the manufacturer could legally use any percentage, which usually are insignificant unless it’s 100%. I don’t know how they can commercially make 100% whole wheat bread that does not feel like eating a brick. Eat whole wheat pasta and brown rice…Once you eat whole wheat, it’s not about the carbs anymore because you can’t eat much of it but just enough to get the fiber. You usually can never even finish your plate if you eat brown rice or whole wheat pasta unless you’re smart and help yourself about one third or at the most one half of what you think you can eat before being full.

      Mayonnaise? That’s a nasty concept…imagine the time when people did homemade mayonnaise (gosh, I’m old!) with the whole idea of using raw egg yolks in the mix with oil and vinegar/lemon!! If you did not have the right speed (you would need a good wrist rotation), your mayonnaise would “turn bad”. And forget about trying to do a mayonnaise while being on your periods! Each time your mayonnaise would turn bad, people would annoyingly assume you had a good excuse because you were having your periods…eeeccchhh!

      Still…I use a little bit of commercial mayonnaise (like 1 tsp) when I make my neighborhood wide famous homemade sandwich because I need 4 spreads for my 3 slices sandwiches (mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, horseradish). I can also add a few bits of bacon to my sandwiches but usually I don’t because I don’t have any bacon, since the bacon I had expired long ago and ended up in the garbage. How come you cannot buy ONE slice of bacon at a time? How come you cannot buy an itsy bitsy teeny weenie jar of mayonnaise…I could say that 90% of my bacon and mayonnaise end up in the garbage once it expires.

      Cream? What’s that? Sounds nastier than the mayonnaise concept…milk cream? I remember when I was a little girl and I had chocolate milk for breakfast, but I did not like the texture of the cream that would float at the surface once the chocolate milk would cool down…but one of my brothers loved it. So, each morning, my brother would scoop up my cream with his spoon and eat it just like that. He would also eat spoonfuls of cod liver oil, not the pills…the actual liquid cod liver oil that most people just throw up (I tried it once…I threw up). He grew up to be the most perfect specimen of human being you could be…perfect hair, so perfect he finally shaved his head so he would stop being annoyed by strangers asking him about it, perfect white teeth with no cavities (in a family where everybody had cavities and filling and crowns), perfect vision (in a family where everybody wore glasses).
      Kids really need the milk cream…and the cod liver.

      I drink 1% milk but when I run out, I borrow milk from my neighbor and she uses 2% milk because she has kids (kids need more fat than adult…you have kids…you need the fatty milk). So I heat the milk, cool it down, heat it again and the fat rises at the surface making a thick layer which I swipe away with a spoon and discard it so I can enjoy my milk. I know it’s wrong but I just can’t handle the texture of the cream…it would be like eating spider webs for me.

      Let’s see what else is on your list…orange juice? Don’t get me started on almost dying during childbirth because I drank too much OJ in August during a heat wave with no AC and my baby got too big…

      You need to get a juicer if you want to drink juices and not get added sugar. Yep, one orange will yield like one third of a glass…You might as well just eat the orange. You’ll get the fulfilling effect and the fiber. I personally go more in the direction of half a grapefruit a day. It’s a pain to peel but it’s worth it. Also grapefruit is unique is curbing your hunger. Really, eat half a grapefruit before each meal and you’ll lose weight because you won’t eat so much.

      A juicer is also great for another reason…it’s a pain to clean so you might as well just peel the fraking fruit. You might also use one on those manual orange juicers (using the twist of your wrists) that are easier to clean than electrical juicers…and end up with one little tiny bit of a glass for each orange.

      I can use a dash of cheese on my broccolis or a sliced cheese in my sandwich…again…moderation is key.

      Butter…I don’t use that often but I will for my sea scallops recipes…or to golden my onions before I do my onion soup for which I also use a glass of white wine…do you have any restrictions about alcohol too? Alcohol evaporates while cooking but still you want to avoid the rum if cooking a rum/raisins cake once a year for your birthday if you know any alcoholic.

      Okay, I don’t get the donuts, ice creams or milkshakes…What’s a donut? Some dough that is fried? What’s a milkshake? Milk with ice cream? Sorry, I’m French; I don’t get those concepts of going out of your way to make sure the food is high calorie.

      Nuts ARE good, as long as you don’t go overboard and can handle only a handful. The good kind of fat for your organs, spine, brain, skin…and proteins too.

      Cake is good on your birthday. I like to cook cakes, just because I bake great cakes. When the raspberries are in season, I can bake this amazing raspberry cake…I keep about one inch slice and the rest goes to my neighbors. I bring my cakes to my neighbors, share a slice with them and leave it there otherwise I’d get soooo fat. Don’t get me started on my prunes or apricot clafoutis.

      Edit:

      Eating healthy is about avoiding the unhealthy food as much as possible. Once you stay away from fast food (any restaurant food, really), packaged and boxed food (except for bread, pasta and rice, if you don’t make your own bread/pasta), canned food, prepared and processed food, then you’re left with the fruits/veggies, whole wheat food (the brown kind of bread, pasta), brown rice, lean meat and the good kind of oil (olive, avocado, nuts, fish). You can have any of the bad stuff occasionally so they don’t become forbidden obsessions. Have some French fries, or one slice of pizza (with your favorite veggies) or a cookie, once in a while. Just don’t do it every day and watch for portion sizes.
      Also the cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer (using water), a rotisserie (using heat and herbs), a slow cooker (using homemade broth and herbs), a pressure cooker, a grill…

      Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ing

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some vegetarian/whole foods meals?
    I wanna start changing my diet to vegetarian foods/meals. Not for animal reasons, but actually for health reasons. I've been eating processed foods/ refined carbs for way too long and my body is finally starting to reflect it. What are some meals I can make that consist of whole foods & not anything processed or with tons of sodium. I'm ok with eating plain foods with little to no taste also!! Haha. I just wanna get healthy again and cut out processed foods for good... Any ideas? =)

    • ANSWER:
      Whole Food Vegetarian Recipes:
      http://shine.yahoo.com/search/recipes?p=whole+food+vegetarian

  43. QUESTION:
    what are some foods with no carbs or sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      Meat, unseasoned, no sauces, no breading. Hard cheeses.

      Soft cheeses, like cream cheese, usually have around 1 gram per serving. Eggs have 1 gram per.

      All vegetables have carbohydrates, but cabbage, lettuce, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, and other non-starchy vegetables are perfectly suitable in moderation because they're so low in carbohydrates.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are some foods with NO carbs or sugar?

    or meals

    • ANSWER:
      turkey, beef, chicken, pork, egg whites, natural unproccesed oils, unsweetened butter, water, pure tea, pure carbonated water

  45. QUESTION:
    I've started the atkins diet. But i've only eaten foods with NO carbs..will i lose weight fast?
    I started atkins and in the induction phase. All the foods i had have 0 carbs in it and they're good, today i ate a pepper stake, a little mozzarella cheese(so good!), and some chicken...and i take diet pills with hoodia in it and most importantly, exercise with slim in 6(i'm on burn it up, and 1 hour workout)..will i lose weight fast...

    P.S. I know its not really healthy but i'm trying to lose weight fast..give me info if you can

    oh and i'm 16 so i'm guessing my metabolism is good?

    • ANSWER:
      yes your metabolism probably is good so carb diets are kinda risky if you your metabolism i really fast because you wont have enough calories id just be careful=)

  46. QUESTION:
    What food can I eat a quick healthy breakfast?
    thats has no carbs and fats in it. I get bloated easy with those food with carbs.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Banana

  47. QUESTION:
    I need a list of food with no carbs in it?
    The title pretty much explains it. I need a list of foods (besides meat) with no or very low carbs in them. Mostly snacks but a meal or two would be good also. Thanks
    I actually googled the celery thing and it doesn't really burn calories (BTW I dont' care about calories, only carbs)
    And i HATE celery.

    • ANSWER:
      Only fat has no carbs, first item under source has listing of low carb foods. I also suggest flax seeds, chia seeds, nopale cactus, shirataki noodles.

      During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles & your fav meats. I love eggs and could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms & peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, mozzarella) I prefer very thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne is my fav) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love love love my rotisserie and it makes the meats extra tasty. I cook a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the bones (add vinegar to leach minerals) and turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese (and broccoli after induction) with cayenne powder & nuke a couple of minutes for nearly instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 2T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (2-3 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.

      After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      I eat all my favorite Chinese, Italian, even Mexican foods with low carb foods. Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute (for me) Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body and also add pizza toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, lots of mozzarrella. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I don't cook often. I usually make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. I cook meats 20-30# at a time (for just me) I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it's name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I've heard faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers. "potato" salad using cauliflower instead.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food (when you can splurge some - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you.

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn and are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - pork rinds great crunch - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- avocado/mayo/cayenne dip - olives

      Pumpkin soup
      * 1 (12 ounce) package Jimmy Dean sausage
      * 1/2 cup onion, minced
      * 1 garlic clove, minced
      * 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
      * 1-2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
      * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
      * 4 cups chicken broth
      * 1/2 cup heavy cream
      * 1/2 cup water

      Directions
      1.Brown sausage, drain, then add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and mushrooms and sauté until done.
      2. Add pumpkin to this mixture and mix well.
      3.Then stir in the broth and mix well.
      4. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
      5. Stir in the heavy cream and water and simmer on low another 10-15 minute Taste and add salt& pepper as needed.

  48. QUESTION:
    Breakfast foods with NO carbs.?
    Mkay, so I want to go on the South Beach Diet and you probably know what that requires- NO CARBS! :| So for lunch and dinner its easy, but for breakfast, I have NO idea what to eat! Help please!

    I need all the NO-carb breakfast meals i can get!

    even if its not a meal, just a snack, is fine with me, i just need SOMETHING!

    Thanks :D .
    So this wi-yu tea, you JUST drink the tea and thats it? Er how exactly does this work?
    Well, the no-carb thing is for just two weeks, and then you add some, just wanna lose a quick 10-15 pounds.

    And I thought eggs had carbs in them?

    • ANSWER:
      eggs, bacon, cheese, water and tea that is about it.

  49. QUESTION:
    Where does your body fat go when losing weight?
    I'm doing a diet called slimming world, and eat a certain combination of food. (No carbs with protein) However, I don't work out at the gym as much and not as active as I use to be so I'm not using it as energy.

    Where is it going?

    • ANSWER:
      You dont need to exercise to use calorie. Everyday work uses calorie and when you create a negative balance (using more calorie then you eat), body uses calorie from its storage. Main calorie storage for body is fat.

      So even though you are not exercising, by eating less, you are creating negative balance and finding that your fat is going away

      That is not the healthiest way to loose fat. You should be careful and not get into eating disorders.

      Diet and exercise in tandem works best.

  50. QUESTION:
    Will I lose weight by following a healthy diet but no excercise ?
    Will I lose any weight by following a healthy diet ie cereals for breakfast , salad for lunch and snack on fruits & vegtebles but with no or minimum excercise ?

    No junk food , no carbs , no dinners , no fat - just salads , fruits , vegtebles ?

    • ANSWER:
      Without exercise it is much more difficult to lose weight and you also compromise your health by being a couch potato!


Low Carb Food

Replace Sugar with Splenda in Dessert Recipes
For individuals living with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, or other conditions which cause them to reduce the amount of sugar they eat, it can be somewhat difficult to find an acceptable substitute. It can be a bit depressing to realize you can no longer enjoy the sweet treats that liven up a healthy diet. Thank goodness there is Splenda, a sugar substitute that tastes, cooks, and bakes in a manner so similar to table sugar that you can now enjoy the luscious desserts and baked goods that were previously banned in the sugar-free diet.

If you are new to the world of baking with Splenda, however, it can be a bit difficult to work with this sugar substitute. Splenda is definitely a great substitute for real sugar in baking, but since it has slightly different textural and chemical properties, it won't always give you exactly the same results. With that in mind, here are some quick tips for using Splenda in desserts and baked goods, so you can enjoy the sweet taste any time!

Splenda Tip #1: Follow Splenda Cooking Instructions

For the most part, Splenda measures cup for cup just the same as sugar, but there are several different Splenda formulations so this might not always be the case. When you use Splenda Sugar Blend, for example, you should use only half the amount of the blend as you would use real sugar. So make sure you read the label on your Splenda packaging carefully and follow the instructions.

Splenda Tip #2: Sometimes you can't fully replace Sugar with Splenda

If you are following a recipe which calls for a large amount of sugar, such as fudge, angel food cake, or meringue, it is typically not a good idea to replace the entire amount of sugar with Splenda. This is because in these recipes, the sugar does not just add sweetness; it also adds texture and structure to the food. In these recipes, it is better to replace only half the amount of sugar with Splenda, and then make up the balance with real sugar.

Splenda Tip: 3: Remember that Yeast Needs Sugar

When you are baking with Splenda and are using a recipe that calls for yeast, it is essential to remember that yeast needs sugar to activate properly. If you are making sweet rolls, dessert breads, or any other item that calls for yeast, you must add a couple of teaspoons of sugar to help the yeast activate, or your dessert will fall flat! You can generally replace the rest of the sugar with Splenda with excellent results, but do not forget to add a small amount of sugar needed by the yeast.

Splenda Tip #4: Give your Baked Goods a Little Helping Hand

Because sugar and Splenda differ in chemical composition and texture, the results of your recipes will often turn out differently. Your baked creations might taste great, but look a little different. For this reason, cakes, brownies, cookies, and other baked goods and desserts may, at times, need a bit of a helping hand when you are using Splenda to replace sugar in the recipe. Here are some tips you can use to help make sure your desserts and baked goods turn out just as perfectly when you use Splenda as they do when using table sugar.
Keep an eye on baking times:Using Splenda instead of sugar might change the baking times of some recipes, so it's a good idea to check your baked goods a few minutes early, especially when you replace all the sugar in a recipe with Splenda. Check cakes and breads around ten to fifteen minutes early, and check muffins, cupcakes, and cookies three to five minutes earlier. Don't forget to make a note on the recipe card once you've determined the new cooking time. Flatten cookies before baking:When you use Splenda, cookies won't naturally spread as much as when you use sugar, so give cookies a helping hand by flattening with a fork before baking. Use smaller pans for cakes and breads:Sugar helps baked goods rise, so using Splenda in a recipe may mean your baked goods won't rise quite as much. One way of achieving height is to cook using smaller pans. For example, use two smaller cake pans instead of one large one (and make a layer cake!).
Splenda Tip #5: Test your Recipes!

If you are making a dessert using Splenda and you are planning to serve the food to guests, you may benefit from doing a trial run first. Splenda does not always cook and bake exactly the same way as sugar does, so by testing the recipe out first, you can adjust cooking times or ingredients without having to use your guests as guinea pigs!

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there any low-carb food that tastes good?
    Aside from meat/tofu, fruits and veggies, does a good-tasting low-carb version of any food exist? I've tried low-carb bread and tortillas and chocolate and yogurt and etc, and I'm beginning to think it's impossible for low-carb food to actually taste appealing. I hope someone can change my mind!

    • ANSWER:
      Seriously?

      I find it the opposite as it allows fat and dairy.

      Have you ever tried to make a low carb cheesecake?

      My favourite is making a non bake chocolate cheesecake using nuefchatel (a type of cream cheese) and lindt 85%
      low carb cheesecakes: http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?t=2070

      Quiches are good, this one is my favourite: Brie, Leek and Pumpkin Quiche: http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?p=123563#post123563

      low carb oopsie rolls are popular: http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?t=5230

      Some yummy low carb desserts: http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?t=2225

      Very popular low carb cracker recipe: http://www.apinchofhealth.com/forum/vbb/showthread.php?p=135458#post135458

  2. QUESTION:
    What are several examples of low carb food?
    I asked cha cha what's the fastest way to burn fat and they said exercise and a low carb diet, but whenever I google low carb foods, this whole confusing thing comes up, so what are several good low carb foods that I can eat for a diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Meat, poultry, fish, seafood, all have zero carbs.

      Dairy has relatively few carbs.

      Veggies have carbs, but they are good carbs.

      Fruit has carbs, but can be eaten in moderation.

      Whole grains are carbs, but complex carbs are healthy in moderation.

      Stay away from sugar, white rice, white flour, pasta, potatoes, and corn.

  3. QUESTION:
    Whats the benefit of having low carb in food?
    Why is it so good to have low carb foods?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    What arensome good low carb/calorie food that tastes good?
    I need some good healthy food (low carb/calorie) that tastes good?

    • ANSWER:
      Fruit
      Skinny pop popcorn
      Chewy Quaker bars
      Cheerios
      Special k
      Yogurt (yoplait dessert delights r great)
      Nuts

  5. QUESTION:
    low carb food ideas I have GD?
    Hi, I was just diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I am 28 weeks pregnant. I need low carb snack and food ideas. I do not eat meat. Or chicken/turkey or fish. I am working with a dietician at the moment but still feel kind of lost when it comes to meal planning. Thanks for your help in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Almonds are now your new best friend.

      Cucumbers are a nice snack.

      Tomatoes are good too.

      V-8 is a good substitute for fruit juice. (1/3 the carbs, twice the nutrients)

      Zevia Cola (hard to find outside of Washington and Oregon, ask around or go to their website) It's a diet cola with no chemicals.

      Egg Whites.......... I personally love egg white omelets with tomatoes and cheese.

  6. QUESTION:
    where can you buy low carb food products in london?
    Other than online, are there any actual shops in London which sell specific Low Carb products / foods (not Holland and Barrett).

    • ANSWER:
      Just eat normal carbohydrate foods but less of them. Far simpler and far cheaper.

  7. QUESTION:
    where can i find low carb food in San Francisco?
    i can't so much as find a wide variety of low carb bars w/i any drug store. Its like everyone went off of it. There used to be a lot more in stores, everywhere. Can you help me out thank you!! its a huge metropoiliatn area, there has to be SOMEHERE, thank you.
    i've tried, that's my point. There isn't much of a selection at any of those places anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      I don't eat those things personally, taste like cardboard...but anyway, try these places in the Bay Area.

      Trader Joe's
      GNC
      Rainbow Grocery

  8. QUESTION:
    Is there a store that sells low carb food in Dallas, TX or the surrounding area?
    I live in Dallas and can't find a store that sells low carb items.

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb foods are sold in ALL grocery stores. You just need to know what foods are high in carbs: fruit, all breads/grains, dried cranberries, raisins, etc., candy, anything with sugar. Some carbs are necessary. Fruit is good for you in moderation, as is whole grain breads, English muffins, crackers. Don't be fooled by product labels. Just "whole wheat" usually means there's whole wheat flour in it, but it's mostly enriched flour or wheat flour (both the exact same thing... white flour). The same goes for multi-grain products. Read the ingredients label. Unless it says right on the front of the package that its' 100% whole grain or 100% whole wheat for whole wheat products, it probably isn't.

  9. QUESTION:
    Where can i buy cheap low carb food?
    i am on a low carb diet to lose weight and have been ordering food from the internet but it is expensive and wondered if anyone knows anywhere i can buy it in central scotland around Falkirk area?
    i have been ordering low carb tortillas, bread, melba toast, pasta and pitta breads aswel as boiled sweets but would like to get them cheaper!

    • ANSWER:
      Check here:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fsite-directory%2F&tag=funjok-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325
      You can find it.
      Good luck!

  10. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a low carb food chart (list)?
    I recently found out that I am at risk for diabetes and need to cut out carbs. I am needing a low carb food chart or list.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a copy of the "Official Atkins Acceptable Induction Foods List".

      Click link below:

  11. QUESTION:
    Anyone have any low carb food ideas?
    2 weeks ago today I started the low carb diet and I've lost 10 lbs! But, I'm starting to get tired of the same old foods and I'm afraid I will end up quiting my diet. I know what the basics are that I can eat on this diet. Meat, cheese, eggs, salads, green veggies. Does anyone know any other food or creative food/meal ideas that can give me more of a verity to help me stick to this diet?

    • ANSWER:
      You might enjoy this site: dlife.com. It is a diabetic site, but it is full of recipes. You can search recipes by criteria needed, such as low carb, low fat, low sodium, etc. The recipes are simple and most only require ingredients that you already have on hand. And most diabetics are on a controlled carb diet, so almost any diabetic site that has recipes would be beneficial to you. Also you might want to read some of the hints and tips for healthy eating, it might open the door for more food choices for you while you lose weight. Hopefully diabetic sites with recipes will help you stay on track.

  12. QUESTION:
    Where is the best place to buy low carb food online with international economy delivery?

    • ANSWER:
      shopping.rediff.com/shop/productdisplay.jsp?prrfnbr=1055011&menbr=327

  13. QUESTION:
    Is pasta considered a low carb food?
    I'm talking in small quantities of course. Like one serving.

    • ANSWER:
      Pasta is all carbs. The sauce could be low carbs. The cheese is definately low carbs. For low carbs you want no starch or sugar. Protien and fat are low carbs. Eat a piece of turkey with some celery sticks and a glass of water. (zero carbs)

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to eat processed food on low carb?
    Is it alright to eat processed foods that have low carbs while on low carb diet/lifestyle?

    I like to eat breakfast sausages and other processed stuff that may only have a couple grams of carbs per serving but is it okay to eat processed food or should I limit it to a couple servings per week?

    Thankss!! any insight would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't recommend it for first few weeks but thereafter is fine.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some ordinary (No adkins products etc.) low carb snacks and food?
    Without the whole adkins diet and blablabla there is out there, I am looking to simply lower my bread and pasta intake in order to lose weight. What are some ordinary snacks besides fruits and vegetables (they make my stomach hurt) that I can eat without craving chips and bread and that sort of thing?

    I have more than 50 pounds to lose so I'm gonna lose the weight quite fast.

    What are the basic low carb foods out there I can buy in a grocery store without having to buy any special adkins products? I'm talking normal food .. example, pita bread is low carb, meatballs. etc?

    Thanks so much!

    p.s. please any referals to unknown websites about unknown diets blabla please dont post in this question.
    p.s. please dont mention "gaining all the weight back and then some" blablabla I know all about that.

    I am asking a simple question, normal foods that have low carb! Thanks for those who answer the question I am asking. :)

    • ANSWER:
      boiled eggs, peanut butter, cream cheese with luncheon meat rolled up , Ezekiel flourless bread, cottage cheese, beans, nuts, seeds, meats, fish, tuna,

  16. QUESTION:
    Where can you buy low carb food products in San Antonio?
    Other than online, are there any actual shops in San Antonio, Tx. which sell Low Carb products / foods?

    • ANSWER:
      Try Whole Foods in the Quarry Market.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is coconut (pure) a low carb food?
    I am on a low carb diet, but wanted to find some different foods to add to my list! Any other ideas would be much appreciated!

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    What is a healthy, low (calorie, carb, fat) food that is cheap, filling, and can find at most stores?
    What is a healthy, low (calorie, carb, fat) food that is cheap, filling, and can find at most stores?

    • ANSWER:
      fruits and vegetables.

      Specifically, heartier veggies such as squash, artichokes, beans, carrots, potatoes, etc.

  19. QUESTION:
    Low carb dog food for dog with bone cancer?
    Something other than Hill's Prescription Diet brands. This cannot be found easily in my area. I would also appreciate if someone has a homemade diet (raw or otherwise) that they have experience with in dogs with bone cancer. I would appreciate details of any homemade diet, as I have zero experience with this. Must be low carb and should be moderate protien and Omega 3 enriched.

    • ANSWER:
      My warmest well wishes for you and your dog. Bone cancer is the most painful cancer, and if this was my dog I would concentrate on pain management first and foremost. There are premade raw foods from brands like Bravo and Nature's Variety. however, your dog's appetite will decrease as his illness progresses, you might end up just feeding plain bonelss chicken breast and that is ok (not a balanced diet but ok for this) My prayers for you, your dog and family.

  20. QUESTION:
    Any low carb food suggestions?
    Can someone please steer me in the right direction as far as low carb food is concerned. I need to find a simple what i can eat and what i cant eat list. All i seem to find is low carb recipes but what i want is a seperate list of individual things that are low in carbs. Anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Foods that are ok:
      Meat
      Chicken
      Eggs
      Bacon
      Tuna

      Basically any protein

      NOT ok:
      Breads
      Pastas
      Wheats
      sugar

  21. QUESTION:
    What food has low carb and HAS fat?
    I'm currently on a diet that is low carb and high protein to lose body fat and gain muscle, but I need more fat intake. It's a big fail that everywhere I look food labels now advertise with something like "low fat!" or even worse "No Fat!".

    People don't realize that fat is good, it's another substance that helps protein build muscle, fat in foods is not the same as fat on our body. Even Googling doesn't help, I need food ideas with low-carb, but with decent fat in it, any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I've done this diet before too.
      Eat lots of fatty meats, they have both of what you want.
      Get lots of oils to cook with, I add olive oil to some of my protein shakes to get more. Not tasty, but it's a meal.
      Eggs.
      Eggs!
      EGGS! They have a good amount of fats and protein. Also lots of nutrients for building muscle.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why are fruits considered to be a low carb food when they have enough sugar to be so sweet?

    • ANSWER:
      Fructose, the sugar in most fruits, is the most lipogenic carb & does not promote fat loss. Fructose is converted to triglycerides in the liver & triglycerides "trap" fat in fat cells.

      Sweet fruits are not considered to be a low carb food. Some sweet fruits are lower carb food (like most berries)

      These fruits contain the same nutritious elements as the common fruits and contribute as much to your diet: eggplant, egg-fruit, green pepper, hot pepper, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, tomato and zuchini.

      These fruits are allowed even during the strict first 2 week induction period on Atkins program: avocado, sweet red, yellow or green pepper, cucumber. hot pepper, - 2 Tbspn lemon juice.

      These fruits are allowed after the first 2 weeks: eggplant, egg-fruit, green pepper, hot pepper, avocado, red pepper, cucumber, tomato and zuchini. - 2 Tbspn lemon juice. Most non starchy vegetables are included after the first 2 weeks.

      Berries can be included after 6 weeks & other fruit is allowed after 9 weeks on Atkins plan.

      Vitamin C amount of RDA in 100g

      404% Peppers, hot chili, green, raw 404% - 1 pepper 182%
      306% Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw 306%
      217% Kale, scotch, raw 217%
      217% Mustard spinach, (tendergreen), raw 217%
      213% Peppers, sweet, red, raw 213% vit C
      200% Kale, raw 200%
      155% Broccoli, flower clusters, raw

      381% Guavas, common, raw
      155% Kiwi fruit, (chinese gooseberries), fresh, raw
      89% Oranges, raw 89% vitamin C

  23. QUESTION:
    How to eat low carb carbbiean food?
    I live in Philly and I love Caribbean and Africa food but I'm on an diet so what can I eat without gettin rice and beans all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Trick is cooking without fat. Everything in moderation is healthy. Caribbean food is so diverse from bar-be-que to curry. Try fish, veggies, fruit, etc

  24. QUESTION:
    Will one carb filled food ruin your low carb diet?
    I know that low carb diets aren't long term unless you start eating carbs very slowly. If I have one dessert one new years will I gain all that weight back?

    • ANSWER:
      No, its often recomended though to eat in moderation. For example, at a holiday party, fill your plate with one of each dish and dig in; one beer or glass of pinot,some mashed potato, some turkey, some ham, some stuffing. MODERATION IS KEY! Don't splurge or go overboard. Stick to your diet for the rest of the week.

  25. QUESTION:
    List of low carb food all low carb foods not just the obvious?
    looking for a list of low carb foods maybe from a to z but if not any kind of list would be great!! 10 points best answer and thanks in advance.....

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    • ANSWER:
      asparagus, bananas, carrots, peaches, romaine lettuce, spinach, fruits and veggies are beneficial
      atkin bars, some have chocolate and/or nuts and are actually tasty and have only 3 net carbs and
      berries, grapes, whole grains and lean protein are great to reduce waistline. hope this helps.

  26. QUESTION:
    What are some low calorie, low carb, & low fat food choices?
    I need recipes or ideas that are simple and not very hard to make that use household ingredients. I'm trying to lose some weight so I need some healthy alternatives to what I usually eat.

    • ANSWER:
      I've done a lot of dieting...it never works for me. I end up loosing weight, then going back to normal eating and gain all the weight back.

      I found an alternative that worked for me: instead of eating differently, eat like you normally would, just eat less of it. Drink water before you eat so that you will feel full faster. When you want to indulge yourself in something sweet, either share it with someone or save some for another time.

      I know thats not really answering your question, but really try sticking to your normal foods so that your body doesn't gain more weight later.

      Also, go to www.calorieking.com ... there you can check calories, carbs, faw of foods and see if you are making the right choice.
      Good Luck

      Oh yes... and add some exercise to balance everything out!

  27. QUESTION:
    Low carb food grocery shopping?
    My dad recently had a quad bypass & he has diabetes. He is being put on a low carb diet to help with his blood sugar. I was wondering what are some basic foods we can buy that would be easy to make and healthy for him.

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb diets usually consist of: Any kind of meat, lettuce, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, cheese, eggs. Check dressings, marinades, and beverages for carb counts. These things add up, so aim as low as possible. Italian dressings and marinades are usually good. Ranch, blue cheese, and green goddess dressing are also usually good. Balsamic and garlic & herb marinades almost always have low carbs.
      NO: fruit (at least for a while, and then you want to choose berries over any other type), bread, pasta, breaded or floured meats, sweet dressings (such as French or Russian), marinades (like teriyaki or barbecue), or beverages (soda, juice).
      The easiest way to manage the diet is to marinate meats, broil or grill them, throw them on a plate next to some non-starchy, non-sweet vegetables, and add a salad with no croutons. If he likes eggs for breakfast, he's in luck.
      There are a lot of low-carb mixes out there for muffins and breads. Some of them are horrible, some of them are decent, but I strongly recommend that he doesn't eat any of them for the first month or so. You can find a lot of specialty products at netrition.com, and the price isn't quite as shocking as other places, but still pricey.
      Also, try to avoid low-carb products with sugar alcohol (such as maltitol, xylitol, and other ingredients ending in "itol"), as it can easily cause an upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea. I can only handle about 5g per day, and many of the products have at least 10-20g.
      There are also a lot of great cookbooks out there. You can learn to make teriyaki marinades with Splenda, potato skins (without potatoes! Just fry up cheese with bacon and top with sour cream), cauliflower rice, and more. He needs to limit the saturated fat, though, and balance things out with the right kind of vegetables. Good luck!

  28. QUESTION:
    Is cottage cheese a low carb food?
    I'm on a low carb diet...for dinner tonight I can have 16 carbs. 1/2 cup of Cottage Cheese is 5 carbs is this good? I'm new to the low carb stuff! :) thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      it is a high carb product. but if your following the diet plan you should be ok. I did the Atkins diet and it worked great and I ate 1/2 cup of cottage cheese every day.

      I want to simplify my answer to............YES it's fine as long as your total for that meal doesn't go over 20 grams of carbs.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can some one tell me the best page on the web for me to buy low carb food?
    Or stores as well!"

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    What's a big, extremely cheap low-carb/no-carb food to buy?
    It doesn't have to taste good. I'm looking for EXTREME cheapness, like the kind of cheapness like for 10kg of long grain brown rice. (Except that's high-carb.)
    It should be a bulk food!

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some quick and easy low carb foods?
    I have decided to start a low carb diet, specifically, a cyclic ketogenic diet, but I am having some trouble finding convenient foods to eat. I hate to cook and I'm used to just grabbing small easy meals like cereal and sandwiches for the majority of my food. whenever I look up low carb foods, I find tons of recipes, all of which don't help me since I am a terrible cook. Does anybody have any quick and easy meals that do not involve either carbs or an oven?

    • ANSWER:
      You can grab one of those rotisserie chickens that is available at most markets now... and you can shred some cabbage to use as a salad... ranch and caesar salad dressings are low in carbs...

  32. QUESTION:
    Where's the best place in Milwaukee to get Davinci SF syrups & other low-carb food?
    I'm looking for Davinci, Torini (sp?) sugar-free syrups, Sytrax Nectar whey protein, and other low carb foods in the Milwaukee area. Please don't point me to any web sites. I don't care to shop online for this kind of thing. Too impatient!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I know you said don't point you to any websites... but.... in case you Don't find what you are looking for I can HIGHLY recommend www.vitalady.com She is honest and will treat you right. She sells the sugar free syrups, although does not ship them in winter because of the cold. She does sell many different brands of whey protein too. And other things.

      I have purchased from her for several years.....

  33. QUESTION:
    Low carb help on foods to take with you?
    My family and I are going to a MDA Labor Day Telethon, I was just told a little over a month ago that I have diabetes. So I have to eat low carb low sugar foods, anyway at the telethon they usually have food for people, but its usually like pizza and high carb foods. So I wanted to bring some of my own food to snack on. I'm not to sure what to take tho besides like salad. Any ideas what I should take?

    • ANSWER:
      Low-fat mozarella cheese sticks
      Hard boiled eggs
      Raw snow peas
      Raw any other kind of vegetable you like (red peppers, celery, etc.)

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some good low carb foods I can eat ?
    I just got braces and so far the only thing I've been able to eat is ice cream and smoothies. both of them have high fat and calories, and I'm technically supposed to be on a low carb diet for soccer. any food ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      fruit juice is NOT low carb. You can eat eggs, tuna fish, chicken, shrimp, cheese, for just a few examples. Do some research online, too, for low carb foods.

  35. QUESTION:
    what are some healthy LOW carb food?
    can someone tell me please what are some low carb food for breakfast, lunch and dinner thx

    • ANSWER:
      Most means are low or no carb (but watch out for processed meat, as it may contain carbs)...
      Eggs are good for low carbers...
      Many vegetables are low in carbs...

      Check out the Atkins Diet website as that is a (unhealthy) low carb diet...I'm not suggesting anyone use it, but you can get an idea from their food list of low carb foods...when I used that diet breakfast was often some form of eggs and meat...

      Lunch might be a lettuce wrap (meat/veggies)...dinner was often a hamburger patty or chicken breast (grilled) and cole slaw or cooked cabbage...I remember eating a LOT of cabbage...

      The food databases at calorieking.com and calorielab.com give carb information for the foods listed there, so you can easily look many things up...

      Remember, you DO need carbs for good health...just make them complex carbs (whole grains, brown rice, etc)...avoid white sugar, white flour, or anything that's refined...

  36. QUESTION:
    What the best high protein, low carb dry dog food?
    My dog has lymphoma and a high protein/low card diet is recommended. Hills N/D comes in canned but not in dry. So what's the best dry dog food available with this nutritional mix? Thx
    low carB (not low carD)

    • ANSWER:
      Actually HD is not a bad product for a canned food. A dry comparison to about 40% protein.
      This is the ingredient list;
      Beef, liver, rice, menhaden oil, chicken, chicken digest, iron oxide, dried beet pulp, cellulose, potassium
      citrate, calcium carbonate, L-arginine, dicalcium phosphate, taurine, vitamins and trace elements.

      Foods of this nature are meant to maintain quality of life for as long as possible with terminally ill dogs.

      For nonprescription dry foods Blue Wilderness and EVO come as close as possible, and this is what these diets were designed for ---- NOT for the feeding of a healthy house pet.

  37. QUESTION:
    what are some name brands of lower carb/low carb foods?
    I am new to the lower carb lifestyle and was wondering what are some good name brands for low carb foods. Also, I do not want the super artificial South Beach Food or Atkins food. Thanks a bunch!!

    • ANSWER:
      There are a lot out there. Take a look at this sites. I usually make my own food low in fat, so I just look for products for my cooking:

      http://www.lowcarb.ca/store/products.html
      http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/8114.asp
      http://www.locarbdiner.com/
      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/products/Low_Carb_Diet_Products_Reviews_Sources_Comparisons.htm

  38. QUESTION:
    where can i find a low carb food list for fruits and veggies?

    • ANSWER:
      try this -

      http://www.atkins.com/Program/FourPhases/CarbCounter.aspx

  39. QUESTION:
    Diet and diet food-Ideas for low carb snacks and meals please!?
    What are some diet snack food-low carb and low sugar
    Also
    Ideas for Lunch and Supper?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads - Bacon, lettuce & a lil tomato with avocado/mayo dressing is my fav. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles & your fav meats. I love eggs & could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms & peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, mozzarella) I prefer very thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne is my fav) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love love love my rotisserie and it makes the meats extra tasty. I cook a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the bones (add vinegar to leach minerals) & turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese (and broccoli after induction) with cayenne powder & nuke a couple of minutes for nearly instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 2T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (2-4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body and also add pizza toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, lots of mozzarrella. Alfredo sauce is also low carb..

      I make a lot of shredded cabbage & mayo or fried cabbage if I'm a bit more ambitious. I cook up some bacon & throw in onions & let them fry & it makes any salad extra special (BLT) Avocado & turkey is great on a salad - Grilled chicken or fajita meat & fried onions too. Sometimes I'll make a canned salad - can mackerel, can baby corn, can water chestnuts, can bamboo shoots, can artichoke hearts, can sweet red peppers & add in mayo & chia seed gel.

      Kim Chee is a fermented cabbage salad & is suppose to be one of the most healthy foods in the world. You can make a huge batch & it will sit in refrigerator fine for a long time.

      I usually make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. I cook meats 20-30# at a time (for just me) I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it's name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I've heard faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers. "potato" salad using cauliflower instead.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food (when you can splurge some - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy mine in bulk - 24# for .83# with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn & are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin & add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - pork rinds great crunch - canned fish "steaks" or mackerel - avocado/mayo/cayenne dip - olives

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some warm food that are low-carb/low-calorie?
    I'm on a lower carb diet and I live in Chicago. It's freezing here and all I want is hot food. The problem is that all of the low carb meals I can think of are cold (salads, lettuce wraps, smoothies etc.). Does anyone know any hot lowcarb stuff? Also, I am slightly culinarily challenged so it can't be too dificult to make

    • ANSWER:
      First off, I've got to say a low carb diet should never be a low calorie diet it should be a high fat diet to be effective & to not have the body catabolize it's own lean tissues.

      This time of year is soup time. I add low carb vegs to canned broth for a quick hot food & add eggs or left over meats. Brocolli/cheese soup is satisfying.

      Pumpkin soup
      * 1 (12 ounce) package Jimmy Dean type sausage
      * 1/2 cup onion, minced
      * 1 garlic clove, minced
      * 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
      * 1-2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
      * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
      * 4 cups chicken broth
      * 1/2 cup heavy cream
      * 1/2 cup water

      Directions
      1.Brown sausage, drain, then add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and mushrooms and sauté until done.
      2. Add pumpkin to this mixture and mix well.
      3.Then stir in the broth and mix well.
      4. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
      5. Stir in the heavy cream and water and simmer on low another 10-15 minute Taste and add salt& pepper as needed.

      Omelets are fairly easy but I usually just throw eggs, meat, brocolli or cabbage in a skillet & stir fry it. Sometimes I will grab a can of chili no beans throw in velveeta & a can of green beans & nuke it. I only use a third of a can of chili. I'll cube up some cooked meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese and broccoli with cayenne powder & nuke a couple of minutes for nearly instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 2T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (2-3 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.

      During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles & your fav meats. I love eggs and could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms & peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, mozzarella) I prefer very thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne is my fav) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love love love my rotisserie and it makes the meats extra tasty. I cook a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the bones (add vinegar to leach minerals) and turkey salads.

      After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      I eat all my favorite Chinese, Italian, even Mexican foods with low carb foods. Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute (for me) Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body and also add pizza toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, lots of mozzarrella. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I don't cook often. I usually make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. I cook meats 20-30# at a time (for just me) I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it's name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I've heard faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers. "potato" salad using cauliflower instead.

      Hope I've given you a start, I just don't cook much but many recipes abound. Adapt what you've always eaten first (I bet someone has a recipe for it or low carb version) and then start exploring.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food (when you can splurge some - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy mine in bulk - 24# for # with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn and are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - pork rinds great crunch - i eat lots of

  41. QUESTION:
    What are some low carb but high in fibre food?
    I'm on a low carb high protein diet and i am looking for some food that is high in fibre but low in carbs and calories if possible?
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello.. You are not actually going to find any high fiber/low carb food, because fibers are carbs...

      However, you can delete fiber from Your carb count on a low carb diet.

      For example, If something has 10 grams of fiber, and 12 grams of carbs, you only need to count it as 2 grams of carbs.

      Off the top of my head, you wanna go with lots vegetables, and you can go with some small amounts of grains, such as oatmeal or rice cakes, or some cereals- do the math as I showed you to determine how much of these you can have..

      Fiber One and All Bran cereal in particular, would be good.

      Nuts, too, are good- peanuts, walnuts, pistachios, etc.

      Also, check out Dr. Atkin's products- baking goods, bars etc.

      and also, you may want to get "Psyllium Husk", you can use this to drastically increase your fiber intake any time you like, and you can buy it any health food store, or even some grocery stores.

  42. QUESTION:
    can anyone name some low carb food?
    can anyone name some low carb food?

    • ANSWER:
      Beef.
      Chicken.
      Pork.
      Shrimp.
      Scallops.
      Crab.
      Crawfish.
      Zucchini.
      Butter.
      Ribs.
      Broccoli.
      Any Fish.

      Cheese. Cheddar / Sliced / Motzarella / Etc.
      Eggs.
      Sugar Free Jello.

      Heavy Cream.
      Mustard.
      Sour Cream.
      Pork Rinds.
      Bacon.
      Ham.
      Sausage and Sausage Links.
      Turkey.

      Nuts.
      Watermelon.
      Strawberries. Actually ALL berries.
      Blueberries.
      Raspberries.
      Apricots.
      Asparagus.
      Lettuce.
      Salad.
      Cucumbers.
      Green Beans.

      Atkins Bars and Shakes are good and very low in carbs. Although it can get expensive. I pay .99 for a 5 pack of chocolate chip granola bars and .99 for a 4 pack of chocolate shakes.

      Heinz makes a low carb Ketchup that is really good and also Peter Pan makes good PButter (no sugar added)
      There are also jellies / jams etc. too.

      OH - and the rule of thumb is GREEN veggies are low in carbs, except for peas.

      Also - making biscuits and pancakes with CarbQuick only has about 2 carbs in it. They have bread too which has 2.5 carbs, tortillas, etc.

      Man this list can go on forever!!!

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you please give me examples or a list of low carb food?
    Please and thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      acceptable food list -
      http://www.atkins.com/Program/Phase1/WhatYouCanEatinthisPhase.aspx

      These 4 examples of foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 8 stalks
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      -------------------------------------
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      Every day you should be eating these 2 items. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil for people needing quick energy - coconut oil is the only fat that is converted to quick energy like a carb.

      Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes about 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin, the ONLY fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Meats smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/egg salad - sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      As long as you have <9grams net carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is eating the atkins advantage bars exculsively the same or effective as real low carb food?

    • ANSWER:
      Atkins bars are intended to be eaten as part of a low carb diet, mainly as a quick treat. They are not intended to be eaten exclusively as they cannot provide the necessary nutrients for your body and are high in fat. They are not even supposed to be eaten in phase 1 of the Atkins plan.

  45. QUESTION:
    What are some Low or No carb foods that you were suprised that they were low?
    I've been on a low carb diet before successfully and after 5 years of gradually gaining ten lbs of the 15 I lost I want to try to lose the 10 before I gain anymore.

    I'm very familiar with the low carb and carb free stuff but I was wondering and hoping that I missed something.

    Let me know if you've been surprised a certain food was low in carbs!

    • ANSWER:
      Pots of Jello - 10 cals each
      X

  46. QUESTION:
    please can you reccomend some low-fat & low carb food.?
    im going on a diet and want to go on a low fat and low carb diet.
    so can you recommend some foods.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Your favorite low carb food?
    What's your favorite low carb food??

    Mine are grilled chicken and tofu...

    • ANSWER:
      sorry. mini carrots are full of carbs.
      so are dried berries!
      I like salmon, or cheese! string sheese especially

      love veggies

  48. QUESTION:
    Good low carb food ideas?
    Hello went on a low carb idet two months ago and i lost 12 pounds. I ate pepperoni meat and veggies. I ended up stopping my carb diet and i have gained my 12 pounds back PLUS 3 extra pounds. I need help. what are some good foods or meal ideas ?

    • ANSWER:
      There are tons of misconceptions about carsb. Here is a great article that will help you out...

      http://www.truthaboutabs.com/good-carbs-bad-carbs.html

      Enjoy!

      AviB

  49. QUESTION:
    Been on a Low Carb Diet. Had a high carb food one day this week and now I am up 2 lbs?
    Last week my scale said I lost 5-6 pounds...now this week its telling me that I gained two pounds. Weighed myself in the morning as soon as I got up. Been on a lowcarb diet but 2 days ago had 2 cups of hakka noodles. Can eating something high carb put weight on you that fast? Doesnt make sense to me???

    • ANSWER:
      The first week's weight loss is just water weight. It takes 3 days to deplete glycogen stores & they hold 3x their weight in water, so it's like wringing out a sponge. If you refill glycogen stores in one day, you will regain this water & look like you gained 5# overnight. People do low carb for a week lose 5#, go eat pizza & regain the weight overnight & say Atkins doesn't work lol.

      There is no reason to ever go off a low carb way of eating, you slowly re introduce carbs to your way of eating & as long as you don't exceed 9grams of carbs an hour (144 carbs a day) you won't trigger insulin (the fat storage hormone) no matter the calories. Most of us do low carb most of the time & if we cheat & slip back into low carb the next day. I still cheat with sugar occasionally. It's just not a regular part of my life (as it was preAtkins, 6 years ago, when I felt it controlled me & I had no control)

      The rungs to reintroduction of carbs in 5 gram units - all available to very active people in as little as 11 weeks. Make sure you do them in order & you can skip a rung if you do not intend to include it in your permanent way of eating, such as the alcohol rung.:
      * (minimum week 3 - maximum 25grams day) Acceptable vegetables, larger quantities
      * (minimum week 4 - maximum 30grams day) Add 5grams Fresh cheese
      * (minimum week 5 - maximum 35grams day) Add 5grams Nuts and seeds
      * (minimum week 6 - maximum 40grams day) Add 5grams Berries
      * (minimum week 7 - maximum 45grams day) Alcohol can be added if desired
      * (minimum week 8 - maximum 50grams day) Add 5grams Legumes
      * (minimum week 9 - maximum 55grams day) Add 5grams Other fruits
      * (minimum week10 - maximum 60grams day) Add 5grams Starchy vegetables
      * (minimum week11 - maximum 65grams day) Add 5grams Whole grains
      If you are continuing to lose or maintain (whichever is goal) in week 12 & beyond, you continue to add 5grams a day per week til you reach your personal carb level.

      Many people gain weight on high carb, then switch to low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb that they gain weight. (Isn't insanity defined as doing the exact same thing, in the exact same way & expecting different results?) Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar and maintain weight or health.

      You will lose more body fat eating protein and fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast eat all you want but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter and half an avocado a day (you'll need added potassium). Keep the calories high and the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Adding in green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      Your body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow your metabolism to compensate and store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering your calories, it will continue lowering that set point, til you can survive off nothing and store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) and exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of the Atkins program is converting your body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). You need to keep your fat levels at >65% of your calories, if you don't your body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes about 3 days to convert your body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis) you will probably feel sluggish the first week but most people feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice, beans) trigger insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger and unbalance other hormones. Controlling your insulin level will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so you will gain lean muscle even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (2-4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      The first 2 weeks you can have several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers and more variety of vegetables thereafter add 5 grams per day additional (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) every week. As long as you remain <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control, & shouldn't gain weight no matter the calories, because insulin

  50. QUESTION:
    help please!!! low carb food?
    does any body have any good sugestions on some low carb foods
    i'm allergic to sea food

    • ANSWER:
      Meat.


0 Carb Food List

Foods to Lower Blood Sugar Levels - What to Eat and What Not To?
A diabetic's body does not produce enough insulin to manage the sugar levels within the body. Therefore, it is important that the diabetics strictly follow a charted plan of foods to lower blood sugar strict diet. A diet high in fiber, but low in fat is most often recommended for diabetics. Foods that are high in fiber can help in lowering the level of glucose in the body. Eating smaller meals and eating more frequently throughout the day will help maintain the delicate level of glucose.

Insulin is responsible for changing starches, sugars, and other food into energy inside the body. Decreasing one's intake of alcohol, fats, and sweets will help regulate this. A diabetic diet should include 2-4 servings of fruit each day. However, since many fruits are high in sugar some of the fruits to add to your diet are banana, apple, mango, orange, raisins and grapes as good food for diabetes.

Fatty foods often contain a lot of butter, cheese, oil or mayonnaise. They are the ones on the menu that are preceded with "fried" or "creamed". These should be avoided to be free from high blood sugar. Choose instead grilled, baked, roasted, or steamed food. If you must use oil at all in your cooking, replace cooking oil with olive oil or peanut oil, as these contain less fat. Sauces such as barbeque and teriyaki contain high amounts of sugar and therefore are not ideal for the diabetic diet. Try some of the fruits listed above if you're craving something sweet. Be generous with seasonings (except for salt) to keep food from tasting too bland.

Diabetic diets need to include foods that have little saturated fats and cholesterol, such as fresh fruit, vegetables, and skinless poultry. Only 10-20% of your daily calories should be derived from proteins in foods, such as low-fat dairy products , lean meat, and fish. The remainder of a diabetic diet should be carbohydrates from beans, whole grains, beans, as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. A diabetic should have 3-5 servings of vegetables a day to lower blood sugar. However, some vegetables such as potatoes, corn and carrots are rich in carbohydrates, so partake of these sparingly. Eat fruit and vegetables gradually throughout the day so your blood sugar level won't suddenly rise. Red meats, eggs, and whole milk dairy products should be avoided.

Since often an unhealthy, unbalanced diet is what caused the diabetes in the first place, these changes can be hard to implement. However, maintaining proper nutrition will help for healthy glucose levels with the prevention of heart and blood vessels disease, which in some cases has led to very serious consequences like blinding and even amputation of severely affected limbs. Keep in mind that it is not harmful long-term to treat yourself once in a great while. Just be sure to do so in moderation with an intake of foods to lower blood sugar. Eat well, to live well and be well.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a list of foods with 0 carbs (or very low net carb)?
    I'm on a low-carb diet, and I know the basics... meat and cheese. But I'm pretty sure there are some 0 carb or very low carb things out there that I never even thought of eating. For example, I just found out that bacardi has 0 carbs (not like that's a food but I never thought of it before). Anything else you can think of? Or if you know a site or something that lists 0 carb foods?

    • ANSWER:
      I've gone the low-carb route and realized it was so not for me. Unless you LOVE meat, don't do it because you will become so fed-up with eating the same thing day in and day out. And remember, cheeses do have carbs (very little, but about 1 oz. of cheese counts as 1 carb). Pretty much the only foods that are guaranteed not to include carbs are non-breaded meats. Other foods, even sugar-free foods, probably include some sort of carbohydrate that might mess up your carb count. But again, if you love meat, you will probably have more luck than I did :)

  2. QUESTION:
    i need a list of 0 carb foods for diabetics?

    • ANSWER:
      0 carbs is NOT a good idea. Go to the following web site if the diabetes is type 1: www.mendosa.com

      You need to look at the Glycemic LOAD rather than the Glycemic index for some good help. Too many people focus on carbs that are diabetic and ignore the importance of fat. Fat has a hormone called Leptin that tells the body how to utilize Insulin and Glucagon and that is far more important to understand that relationship than the carb issue that is typically focused on.

      good luck to you

  3. QUESTION:
    I need Some 0 carb foods?
    I want to have 0 carbs for the nextfew months so I need some foods with zero carbs that would make a meal. Also can you list some complex carb food? THANK YOUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!
    <3,
    rose

    • ANSWER:
      Zerooo? Cheese, chicken breast. Other meat/ fish dairy products a have like 1 carb... and spenda.

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/19529.jpg

  4. QUESTION:
    can someone give me a list of 0 to very low carb foods? o am on the atkins diet. thankss?
    thanksssss alot=]ily

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      check out Low Carb Cookworx - yes, an 'x'
      a TV show on PBS, but they have a website, they have recipes, tips, a butt-load of info, and alternative ingredients to suggest.
      Also, Blaine's Low Carb Kitchen on FitTV and the FitTV website.
      Happy low-carbing!!

  5. QUESTION:
    So does 0 sugar on nutritional information of a food product per serving tell truth if ingredients list sugar?
    I've been very successful with adopting a low carb/ low sugar lifestyle way of eating. I check food for the grams regarding sugars and carbs. At times it may say 0 grams for sugar per serving, but the ingredients list sugar. What does this mean.

    • ANSWER:
      It can still have sugar in it, just less than a 1/2 gram per serving.

  6. QUESTION:
    Wat r some foods with zero carbs... pls i m not able to findany food that has 0 carbs....???
    can u give me a list or at least name of one food which has no carb at all 0 carbs.. pls i need it fast....

    • ANSWER:
      just remember there is good carbs and bad carbs, the ones in fruit and veg are not any to worry about, its the ones in white pasta and bread

  7. QUESTION:
    i gain weight when i stop low-carb diet?
    i start eating carbs since i've heard the ketosis resulting from the non-carb diet.

    so i have 2 oat bagels, yogurt, tuna sandwich(only eat tuna without the bread), veg and fruit.

    but a couple of days by keeping this food list, i gain 0.5 kg. i don't know what the problem is. since i still have excercises although it's not as strenuous as before.

    HELP!! should i go back to the low-carb or non-carb diet?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you eating an excess of calories now vs on your non carb diet? Excess calories = weight gain

      Also remember that our bodies naturally fluctuate up and down just with water weight/food intake so you can't really trust the scale on a day to day basis. You probably didn't actually GAIN 0.5kg unless it is consistantly higher throughout the week.

  8. QUESTION:
    List Of Foods That Have NO CARBS?
    And don't like list salad or mushrooms, and I don't eat seafood so don't list that. I've done a no carb diet and lost alot of weight but I wanna know if there are any other foods I didn't try cause I'm starting again. ANYTHING you can think of with 0.9-0.0 Carbs ! THANKS :)

    • ANSWER:
      Jim Beam Bourbon and Fresca. It's one hell of a zero carb cocktail;

  9. QUESTION:
    Am I doing ok on my LOW CARB DIET?
    I started Atkins a few days ago. I am a sweet snack kind of person. I think I have done good at finding sweets that are low carb. Below I have listed the foods or should I say snacks that I have been eating. If any of the PRO low carbers can help me out with any ideas or what I may be doing wrong. Also I love the Sugar free jello it is 0 carbs does this mean I can eat as much as I'd like?

    Pork Rinds
    Sugar Free Jello
    Marie's Cesar dressing (2tbs)
    Romain Lettuce
    I mix lemon juice(0carbs) Ice, Water and 2 packages of splenda to make frozen lemonade.

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not a low carb pro but I am on a low carb diet right now to lose a quick 5 lbs... All the things you have listed are snacks, etc that I eat as well. I think the jello is fine considering it is sugar free and no carbs. I don't think you would want to sit and eat a whole bunch of it but through the day I'll eat about two cups of jello a day. Two cups is the most I have sat and ate at one time, after that I don't want anymore. The lemonade is a good idea. I suggest crystal light also, its really good and I drink a lot more water that way. Other snacks that I eat are dill pickles, olives, cubed cheese or string (stick) cheese, celery sticks dipped in ranch. I have not eaten pork rinds in years but I may give them a try as well.

  10. QUESTION:
    6 Worst Fast-Food Burgers What should You Eat Instead ?
    Question is a little long please patient and read it.Worst Cheeseburger with Everything
    Wendy’s Double with Everything and Cheese
    700 calories
    40 g fat (17 g saturated, 2 g trans)
    1,440 mg sodium

    In the pantheon of fast-food burgers, this cannot compete with the atrocities wrought by the Double Whoppers and Six Dollar Burgers of the world. But there are too many burgers at Wendy’s to end up with this mistake. Take the Double Stack below—with small chili—for example. With 37 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, it might be the most satisfying meal in America.

    Bonus tip: Find out which Wendy’s burger meal made our list of the 39 Healthiest Foods in America.

    Eat This Instead!
    Double Stack with Small Chili
    550 calories
    24 g fat (10.5 g saturated, 1 g trans)
    1,640 mg sodium

    Worst Burger and Fries
    In-N-Out Burger Hamburger and French Fries
    790 calories
    37 g fat (10 g saturated)
    895 mg sodium

    You’re heading into dangerous territory whenever you add fries to your order at In-N-Out. Sure, they’re trans-fat-free, but that won’t protect you from the 400 greasy, gut-bloating calories they carry. Instead, skip the fries and get serious about your burger. In-N-Out was offering up the low-carb treat long before other restaurants started making money off the Atkins craze. Take advantage of their prescience—and the 150-calorie savings—by simply tacking the phrase “protein style” onto your order.

    Bonus tip: Another way to shed pounds quickly? Download Eat This, Not That! to your iPhone. It's like having your own personal nutritionist (and details on 30,000 foods) at your fingertips!

    Eat This Instead!
    Protein Style Double-Double with grilled onion, ketchup, and mustard
    440 calories
    30 g fat (16 g saturated)
    1,080 mg sodium

    Worst Plain Cheeseburger
    Five Guys Cheeseburger (plain)
    840 calories
    55 g fat (22.5 g saturated)
    1,050 mg sodium

    Even if you get the regular (i.e., bi-pattied) cheeseburger naked, you’ll still be taking in more than 250 calories and 20 grams of fat extra over the seemingly decadent bacon and sauteed mushroom burger. That’s because what Five Guys calls a “Little Burger,” healthy people call a “normal burger.” Plus, if you limit yourself to a single beef patty, you can get away with a couple of indulgent toppings like cheese or bacon.

    Eat This Instead!
    Little Bacon Burger with Sauteed Mushrooms and A1 Steak Sauce
    575 calories
    33 g fat (14.5 g saturated)
    920 mg sodium

    Worst Burger Brand
    Carl’s Jr. Six Dollar Burger
    890 calories
    54 g fat (20 g saturated, 2 g trans)
    2,040 mg sodium

    What’s scary about the basic Six Dollar Burger is that with the exception of the bunless version, this is the leanest of the Six Dollar Burgers. That’s not a compliment—the rest of the line is just trashed beyond repair with egregious piles of bacon, guacamole, and teriyaki sauce. When at Carl’s, choose a Big Hamburger instead. Sure it’s big, but it’s not so big that you’re going to have to spend the next 3 days recovering. In fact, kids’ burgers aside, this is the only hamburger offered that won’t cost you in excess of 500 calories.

    Eat This Instead!
    Big Hamburger
    460 calories
    17 g fat (8 g saturated, 0.5 g trans)
    1,090 mg sodium

    Worst “Original” Burger
    Hardee’s Original Thickburger (1/3 lb)
    910 calories
    64 g fat (21 g saturated)
    1,560 mg sodium

    Shockingly, this is one of the least offensive of the Thickburgers. If you really need 1/3 pound of meat for lunch, make it the low-carb version and save yourself 490 calories. Or, choose a Double Cheeseburger, instead. It’s far from a model of sound nutrition, but the same could be said of Hardee’s itself. So if you want a burger with substance, you need to settle for the lesser of many evils.

    Bonus tip: Find out which burgers and other fast-food favorites we picked on our must-see list of Top Swaps for Weight Loss.

    Eat This Instead!
    Double Cheeseburger
    510 calories
    26 g fat (5 g saturated)
    1,120 mg sodium

    Worst Fast-Food Cheeseburger in America
    Burger King Triple Whopper Sandwich with Cheese and Mayo
    1,250 calories
    84 g fat (32 g saturated, 3.5 g trans)
    1,600 mg sodium

    This Triple Whopper is triple trouble. You could remove two patties and still be looking at more calories than you should tussle with in one sitting. And the fact that it’s got more trans fat than you should eat in a day only adds insult to injury. The problem with BK burgers is that not a single one comes without the heart-harming trans-fatty acids, despite their long-standing promise to (someday) make their menu trans-fat-free. Your best bet when dealing with the King is to choose a chicken sandwich instead.

    Eat This Instead!
    Tendergrill Chicken Sandwich with Mayo
    490 calories
    21 g fat (4 g saturated, 0 g trans)
    1,220 mg sodium
    http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/39713/6-worst-fast-food-burgers-and-what-you-should-eat-instead/

    • ANSWER:
      Good, interesting information. I was surprised to see In-N-Out Burger on there in a negative way. Wow! It just goes to show that too much fast food is bad for you. Once in awhile is ok. You just can't overdo..........

  11. QUESTION:
    can you have crystal light on atkins?
    The crystal light I am drinking has only 5 calories and 0 carbs.
    Atkins is about counting carbs.
    I have heard a couple people now say that you cant have crystal light on induction. Then one person told me you cant drink crystal light or diet soda at all.

    This makes no sence to me as they have NO FREAKIN CARBS.
    This tosses the whole point of the diet out the window, if its true.
    Is there some secrest list of zero carb foods and drinks you CANT partake in while on the no carb diet. Where can I find this list.

    • ANSWER:
      crystal light is fine on atkins during induction.

      during induction you are supposed to have caffeine in moderation. this could be why some people told you not to have diet soda.

      "Caffeine is allowed in moderation so long as it does not cause cravings or low blood sugar. If a caffeine addiction is evident, it is best to not allow it until later phases of the diet."

      no secret list, you are doing just fine. keep on counting those carbs. i did atkins and if you stick to it, it works.

  12. QUESTION:
    what is the perfect junk food/ready made snack FOR ME i could eat?
    Requirements/desires:
    ~ low calorie. less than 100 per serving really appreciated...
    ~ zero-low fat. 0 trans fat no exceptions. 0 sat fat appreciated too.
    ~ zero-low carb
    ~ zero- low sodium (very important!)
    ~ zero-low sugar
    ~ minimal ingredients,
    ~ meat, dairy, gluten, soy, peanut free (NO EXCEPTIONS) corn free please too...
    ~ not addictive tasting (dont want to risk binging)
    ~ low-glycemic index
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    example of a near perfect junk food would be ore-ida hash browns.
    I uploaded a picture of the nutrition facts:
    http://i56.tinypic.com/2d2dm3s.jpg (If it was lower carb it would be perfect!)
    ore ida hash browns would be my frozen junk food of choice for the reasons listed above...however, sometimes I don't have access to a stove, which is why i'm looking for a ready made snack that I don't have to cook or store...
    . Im blessed with ibs among other inconvenient health problems..
    pleaseeeee dont answer: "apple slices or carrots are a great on the go snack!" or "junk food is bad" thanks i know.
    I'm working with a dietitian, food allergist, gastroenterologist, dermatologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, and a doc that practices integrative medicine. not hypochondriac, just dealt a wild deck of cards.
    im vegetarian and educated. im aware that potato chips are not good for you.
    please dont ask me "why cant you snack on something healthy?" why is that important? just answer :) I do eat organic produce WHEN I can.
    Also, I eat regular meals throughout the day...Whatever you recommend is a SNACK, it is not my daily nutritional needs.
    really not a big fan of products with corn for more reasons than my stomach not agreeing with it (agricultural bullshit) even tho i do like popcorn.
    i'll pass on nuts too
    Along with gluten intolerance, I can't handle oats either, so any type of grains I eat is always rice or potato based, never wheat or corn...
    I prefer snacks that are thicker vs thin. example: Ruffles vs lays. (like to take more time to chew each bite)
    My fav chips are utz crab and Kettles spicy thai. too bad spicy foods can mess with me sometimes too. LAME... but plain is the way to go i guess
    I really hope you enjoyed my novel. If you made it this far, then I seriously thank you from the bottom of my heart. It's an overwhelming a lot of rules to keep in mind but it's kind of necessary.
    also if for any reason you didn't want to post an answer here, you can click on my profile and just email me :)
    Here are my questions:

    1. What packaged food would be perfect for me if my selection for purchase was limited too:
    a. gas station/corner store
    b. grocery store
    c. whole foods
    d. trader joes

    3. What other Question and Answer sites do you know of where I could post this question again?
    4. What websites besides sparkpeople.com have forums dedicated to healthy living and nutrition where I could post this question?
    5. what exactly are the last two ingredients listed in the nutrition facts of the ore ida hash browns
    6. what other frozen foods like ore-ida hash browns do you know of?
    wow you people are so predictable.
    1. "my brain hurt" -thanks for tellin us how you really feel.
    2. "Perfect junk food? seriously?" I believe I asked for people NOT to criticize my question
    3. "Get some carrots, broccoli, and snap peas and dip them in ranch... problem solved" good thinking! every gas station I know sells broccoli and snap peas...
    4. "Um you could get the 100 cookies/chip packs." awesome idea since all of them contain gluten...
    5. trader joes guy - thank you. I forgot I do like their little rice crackers! It's also the type of food that I can eat a few and put them down. bad: high carb and high sodium...two things I listed as a no no in requirement...and researching online I can't tell exactly which crackers you are talking about but some of them are high in fat as well...and a few have soy in the ingredients :good: serving size around 100 calories, gluten free.. I would check you as best answer b/c you got the other folks beat by a long shot but I'll wait a lil while

    • ANSWER:
      How about Kettle Baked Unsalted Potato Chips? You can do a search for it but what I see is about the only thing it has that you don't want is 1 g sat fat.

      The other thing, is don't limit yourself to physical stores. Amazon and several other places such as the glutenfree mall can get you things that are available nationally but not at your particular store. Then you could shop and have them delivered.

      Other websites with help groups are www.celiac.com and www.csaceliacs.org. I think the first one has some articles on vegetarian celiacs. Another resource that I like is the magazine "Living Without". It is published quarterly and shows up at Whole Foods here.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is the perfect junk food that I could eat?
    I posted this in the diet/exercise a couple hours ago and didnt get any type of relevant reply.

    hoping someone here knows what they are talking about...it would help more than you know :(

    Requirements/desires:
    ~ low calorie. less than 100 per serving really appreciated...
    ~ zero-low fat. 0 trans fat no exceptions. 0 sat fat appreciated too.
    ~ zero-low carb
    ~ zero- low sodium (very important!)
    ~ zero-low sugar
    ~ minimal ingredients,
    ~ meat, dairy, gluten, soy, peanut free (NO EXCEPTIONS) corn free please too...
    ~ not addictive tasting (dont want to risk binging)
    ~ low-glycemic index
    --------------------------------------…
    example of a near perfect junk food would be ore-ida hash browns.
    I uploaded a picture of the nutrition facts:
    http://i56.tinypic.com/2d2dm3s.jpg (If it was lower carb it would be perfect!)
    ore ida hash browns would be my frozen junk food of choice for the reasons listed above...however, sometimes I don't have access to a stove, which is why i'm looking for a ready made snack that I don't have to cook or store...
    . Im blessed with ibs among other inconvenient health problems..
    pleaseeeee dont answer: "apple slices or carrots are a great on the go snack!" or "junk food is bad" thanks i know.
    I'm working with a dietitian, food allergist, gastroenterologist, dermatologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, and a doc that practices integrative medicine. not hypochondriac, just dealt a wild deck of cards.
    im vegetarian and educated. im aware that potato chips are not good for you.
    please dont ask me "why cant you snack on something healthy?" why is that important? just answer :) I do eat organic produce WHEN I can.
    Also, I eat regular meals throughout the day...Whatever you recommend is a SNACK, it is not my daily nutritional needs.
    really not a big fan of products with corn for more reasons than my stomach not agreeing with it (agricultural bullshit) even tho i do like popcorn.
    i'll pass on nuts too
    Along with gluten intolerance, I can't handle oats either, so any type of grains I eat is always rice or potato based, never wheat or corn...
    I prefer snacks that are thicker vs thin. example: Ruffles vs lays. (like to take more time to chew each bite)
    My fav chips are utz crab and Kettles spicy thai. too bad spicy foods can mess with me sometimes too. LAME... but plain is the way to go i guess
    I really hope you enjoyed my novel. If you made it this far, then I seriously thank you from the bottom of my heart. It's an overwhelming a lot of rules to keep in mind but it's kind of necessary.
    also if for any reason you didn't want to post an answer here, you can click on my profile and just email me :)
    Here are my questions:

    1. What packaged food would be perfect for me if my selection for purchase was limited too:
    a. gas station/corner store
    b. grocery store
    c. whole foods
    d. trader joes

    3. What other Question and Answer sites do you know of where I could post this question again?
    4. What websites besides sparkpeople.com have forums dedicated to healthy living and nutrition where I could post this question?
    5. what exactly are the last two ingredients listed in the nutrition facts of the ore ida hash browns
    6. what other frozen foods like ore-ida hash browns do you know of?

    • ANSWER:
      You have asked about 16,428 questions in here. I'll address what I can.

      First, the additives in your hash browns. Dextrose is sugar, glucose specifically. It is usually derived from corn or other grains, and occasionally from wheat. It doesn't fit in with a corn-free or gluten-free lifestyle. Not a lot of true junk food does!

      Disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate is a preservative - it is a chemical that keeps the potatoes from oxidizing (turning brown.) In addition to being used in frozen foods and other processed junk foods, it also has industrial uses. If consumed in large quantities, it may negatively affect your health by messing with your electrolyte balance.

      In industry, it is used to de-feather chickens, de-hair pigs, and is even used in the process of making some plastics.

      Yes, really.

      As for snack foods, you can find some great treats at all the stores you mentioned. Everyone's definition of a good snack food is different. I'm a health-conscious vegan, and I incorporate as many raw foods into my diet as possible. I am allergic to soy, peanuts, and all other legumes. My sweetie is celiac, so we avoid all gluten-containing grains and grain products. Here are a few things we might reach for when we want something that isn't as healthy as the standard fruits and veggies:

      Sunflower seeds (usually I buy mine raw and sprout them, but if you're looking for something less healthy and easy to get on the go, you can buy them roasted instead, even at the gas station!)

      Dried fruit, like raisins, mangos, pears, prunes, apricots, pineapple, even melon.

      Make a mix of dried fruits, seeds, and Enjoy Life gluten free, dairy free chocolate chips and bring it with you in a small container for a good snack on the go.

      Enjoy Life also makes dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, peanut-free chocolate bars. Not sugar-free, but a nice occasional treat nonetheless.

      Rice cakes - the best brand I have ever tasted is Lundberg Family Farms. They also happen to be whole grain and natural. Every flavor is delicious, on its own or topped with something. A couple flavors contain tamari, which is a GF soy sauce. Avoid those flavors if you avoid soy. The other flavors are magically safe from cross-contamination, though! Hooray!

      Lundberg also makes awesome Rice Chips. Try the Seaweed flavor. Yum!

      You said in passing that you don't eat nuts, but you didn't give a reason. We avoid peanuts (I am allergic) but we have discovered we love tree nuts! There are plenty of health benefits to nuts, if you aren't allergic. Plus, they are less fatty and more delicious than chips, and they have protein! Have you tried almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter? Try mixing a spoonful of almond butter with a mashed banana. You can add just a dash of salt if you want, if the nut butter isn't salted. Not enough to make it salty, just enough to bring out the flavors. It is delicious and will tide you over with some good fats, protein, and carbs on top of boosting your vitamin and mineral intake. If you aren't allergic, I suggest you give nuts another try, maybe in different formats than you've tried before.

      Dried banana chips are crunchy and made of love. You can get them at almost any grocery store.

      Something AWESOME I have discovered at my local Whole Foods is Dried Okra. It is so good. It is in the section where they have the pre-packaged bulk stuff. It is delicious, crunchy, and very lightly salty. I can not say enough good things about dried okra.

      At one Whole Foods store, I found these energy nugget things in the bulk section. They're sweet and dense and made of chocolate, fruit, and chopped nuts. Two pieces is 100 calories. There's also a carob flavor, but I can't eat carob so I don't know if that flavor is good. They do come from the bulk section, though, so they do have the may-cross-contaminate-with-wheat warning. At your own risk.

      Larabars and similar fruit-nut bars are delicious and will really keep you energized through your afternoon.

      Glutino makes gluten free crackers that you can get at lots of grocery stores, and Pamela's products makes great GF cookies that my sweetie loves. All are available at Whole Foods. Some varieties have soy, so check the ingredients on the flavors you want to try carefully!

      And, not to be preachy or anything, but really a carrot IS a great snack. Portable, delicious, satisfying, naturally GF, easy to dip into hummus or baba ghanouj on the go. Just putting it out there. And a pear, apple, orange, or banana is super easy and portable.

      Good luck, and happy snacking!

  14. QUESTION:
    Why do Egg beaters 100% liquid egg whites differ in carb count of 100% liquid egg whites on bodybuilder sites?
    "One 8-ounce cup of liquid egg whites (10 egg whites) supplies 26 grams of pure 100% Bio-Available Protein, with only 2 carbs, Zero Fat, Zero Cholesterol and only 120 calories. It's The Worlds Best Protein for Losing Bodyfat, Managing Weight, and for Building Muscle"

    ***Above is from a manufacturer that lists an 8 oz serving as only having a mere 2 grams of carbs. Another webpage lists the nutritional listing for 1 large egg white as being .3 carbs. (which roughly coincides with what the bodybuilder sites say). But, Egg beaters brand of 100% liquid egg whites contains only egg whites, yet states on its package label that 3 tablespoons=1 large egg white=1 gram of carbs. 1/2 the package would be 8 oz=about 15 tablespoons=5 grams of carbs! If you are on a low carb diet (like in Wendy Chant's "Crack the Fat Loss Code") there is a huge difference between 2 grams of carbs and 5 grams of carbs in an 8 oz serving. Wendy states that 1 whole egg (size not listed) + 3 egg whites only has 1 gram of carbs. How can Egg beaters possibly state that only one large egg itself has 1 gram of carbs? I called up the questions hotline and the girl (who could not answer my question) referred me to www.usda.gov (which I could not make heads or tails of). If the carb count in one large egg white is about .3, why wouldn't egg beaters round down and say that 3 tablespoons of it's product has 0 carbs (or at least put what I see on labels a lot: < 1 gram per serving)?

    ***Do manufacturers of food products always have the choice to round up or down arbitrarilly if a food has less than 1 gram of a nutrient? Everything I am reading about egg whites, whole eggs and other brands of liquid egg whites clashes with egg beaters label stating that a mere 3 tablespoons of its 100% liquid egg whites has 1 whole gram of carbohydrates. This also clashes with Wendy telling me that I can eat 4 egg whites and 1 yolk, yet only consume 1 gram of carbohydrates!

    • ANSWER:
      manufacturers of foods like egg beaters or any other packaged food usually lie on the box to get people to buy their products. also, websites and such can sometimes have wrong information.
      what i would recommend doing would be to just buy real eggs and separate the yolks from the Whites and cook them up to eat them. that way. you won't be getting as many of the preservative chemicals and artificial proteins that are in packaged eggs. i would also go with what your diet says if you believe that it's working.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is my Atkins Induction Meal Plan Okay?
    Everything I planned out to eat below is taken exactly from the acceptable foods list for Induction.
    I'm on my 4th day of induction, but I feel as if I'm doing something wrong? I know I followed everything, It all adds up to a tiny bit over 20 net carbs (20.16) for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. I also have the 12-15 net carbs(13.6) of Vegetables in. So Is my meal plan okay? If not can you please help me out? What are your Atkins meal plans for Induction?
    _________
    Breakfast|
    Chedder Chesse 1/2 Cup= 0.0
    1 fried egg= 0.4
    1 fried egg= 0.4
    =0.8 net carbs
    ___________
    Onions 2 x 1/4 C raw= 5.6
    Green peppers 1/2 C raw= 2.2
    =7.8 net carbs
    ______________
    Breakfast Total= 8.6 net carbs

    Lunch|
    Option 1: One 2 net carb Atkins shake + One 2 net carb Atkins bar= 4 net carbs
    Option 2: One 1 net carb Atkins shake + One 3 net carb Atkins bar= 4 net carbs
    Lunch Total= 4 net carbs

    Dinner|
    Chicken= 0.0
    ____________
    Iceberg 5 x 1/2 C= 2.0
    Romanie 5 x 1/2 C= 1.0
    =3.0
    Sm Tomato (1 whole & 1 half) = 2.5
    Cucumbers 3 x 1/2 C= 0.3
    = 5.8
    ____________________
    Boiled Eggs (2)= 0.76
    Salad Dressing 'Newman's Own Creamy Ceaser' 2 Tablespoons= 1 net carb
    __________
    Dinner Total= 7.56
    ____________________________________________
    Total: 20.16
    Veg Total: 13.6

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it looks good! (:
      I've been on owl a while and I'm going back to induction because I think I hopped off the wagon too soon, but on atkins in 4 months I've lost 65 lbs - which is crazy awesome. Best thing I've ever done for my life.

      By the way - the other answer is 100% wrong, and that is not at all why atkins works, it's because your body goes into katosis and all other wacky great things... if you're worried about it, watch the documentary Fat Head on youtube - it explains a similar science. Good luck!!

  16. QUESTION:
    Digestion and weight loss...(experts only please--no "hypothesizing":))?
    Hi everyone,

    I'm constantly reading these conflicting(?) articles on weight management and digestion. Some advertisements sing the praises of this or that food/supplement/ingredient, saying it "aids digestion" and thereby helps promote weight loss. Many health articles give us list of foods which are easily digested "making the nutrients more absorbably/accessible."

    But...the low-glycemic diet plan is all about SLOWING digestion, isn't it? And eating foods that aren't so quickly and readily absorbable. In fact, it teaches that the harder your body has to work to "get" at a food/nutrient, the better the food is.

    Then there are even foods out there that function as natural "carb blockers" or "fat blockers," preventing/decreasing our bodies' absorption of certain fats and carbs.

    But...then there are enzymes we're supposed to take to help us absorb nutrients more effectively!

    What am I missing??? Help!

    Thanks for your feedback! :0)
    EDIT: just browsing and need a laugh? Check out answer #6. Guess the poor guy used up all his wit on his username...
    EDIT #1, continued:
    ...and his edit. Note the unintentional irony.

    EDIT #2: He's right about one thing, though: apparently, this site is not the place to find an answer. Again, the question is about digestion and weight loss, not "general health and diet tips." I appreciate the feedback, but please limit comments to the actual topic.

    • ANSWER:
      Your first mistake is getting your information from advertisements. The companies that buy advertisements have only one interest - to make money. It doesn't matter if their product doesn't work or not as long as too many people don't die, and even if people die, their team of lawyers will find a way to put the fault on the user and not the product itself. How often do you read the fine print?

      "Health" articles in most mass media outlets are also poor. They are typically written by "journalists" who are science-illiterate.

      The low GI diet is not about slowing digestion. It is about regulating blood sugar levels. I don't know where you got this "your body has to work to get a nutrient" idea from, but it is incorrect.

      If you want good health and nutrition information, read university level nutrition textbooks and articles from scientific journals that use peer reviewing as a method of quality control.

  17. QUESTION:
    Will I loose weight if I eat mostly fruit and vegetables for 8 weeks?
    I have my summer holidays coming up and I am planning on loosing some weight. Here is my situation:

    In year 4 I put on lots of weight, due to bad eating. Although I drink no soft drinks, eat little to no meat (vegetarian) and although I am not nearly as big as I was I still am not anywhere near as skinny as I would like to be. I am not fat, but would definitely be in the upper quartile of of what would be considered "normal". I'm not very tall for a 16 year old male (5'6/5'7) and so I find it hard to loose weight. The main thing is my moobs. They are not large and do not roll, but instead get them as in this pic: http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p312/smithleong/wtffffff.png&imgrefurl=http://smithankyou.blogspot.com/2007_03_01_archive.html&usg=__9YWi836COo13JF5ChFgi3oL8dBc=&h=569&w=282&sz=132&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=DPLfF2vyH9emwM:&tbnh=173&tbnw=82&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsmall%2Bmoobs%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1024%26bih%3D599%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=692&vpy=61&dur=5051&hovh=319&hovw=158&tx=72&ty=173&ei=DtvgTKffLYnevQPh2cnPDg&oei=DtvgTKffLYnevQPh2cnPDg&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=17&ved=1t:429,r:10,s:0

    My solution (this is what I want help with):

    I plan on following this daily ritual:

    6:30am wake up, shower, eat carb cereal or toast.

    6:50am Go for a 30 min jog.

    7:20am Get home, shower, eat fruit and yogurt or suchlike.

    8:00am Eat no more heavy carbs for the day.

    8:00am - 5:30pm Only involves eating habits listed below.

    5:30pm begin muscle workout which will involve:

    - 3 reps of 40 sit-ups
    - 3 reps of 20 chest flys
    - 3 reps of 20 bench pressers with free weights.
    - 3 reps of 20 above head lift things with free weights.
    - 20 pushups.

    9:30pm Bed, in order to get up early the next day.

    Dietary choices:

    I will mostly eat fruit and vegetables, only drink water, avoid sweets/candy/lollies, eat NO fast food, avoid dairy after 8:00am. Instead of eating 3 large meals I intend to eat mostly small meals of fruit and vegetables during the day (preferably 6)

    So, can you tell me what to change and how to improve this, along with wether you think it will work?

    Thanks, please, no stupid answers and no "yea, you will probably loose weight" answers.
    instead of jogging for 30 mins I may swim instead on some days ;)
    Please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      To sustain any weight loss, this must be a permanent lifestyle change. What you are talking about seems way too extreme to maintain over a lifetime.

      I would slow down a bit on the exercise and make sure that you get 30-60 minutes of exercise most days. Aerobic exercise is enough but you can also include free weights if you want to build muscle mass.

      You should include a huge portion of fresh raw dark leafy green vegetables to provide you with calcium and other nutrients. Beans are an important source of protein along with whole grains such as oats.

      I would avoid cow milk, yogurt, and dairy completely. (See "The Mad Cowboy" by Howard Lymann)
      I would also avoid any animal flesh because it concentrates contaminents and also contains antibiotics and GMO hormones that promotes weight gain. Soy also contains hormones that have dubious value. Instead of soy, I'd eat peas and other beans.

      You are in this for the long haul, so pace yourself.


Diet No Caffeine No Beef No Carbs

A Quick List of 10 Foods That Speed Metabolism
Are you looking for foods that speed metabolism? This will probably surprise you. All foods speed metabolism.

"How is that possible?" you ask.

Let's take a quick look at just what is metabolism and how does it works. This explanation might help you to better understand the process and how it can affect your body.

When you eat a meal, your body begins the process of digesting the food, drawing out the nutrients and processing them to create energy that keeps your body functioning properly and effectively. It takes approximately 4 hours just to absorb the nutrients. This is repeated with every meal you eat. In a day, that amounts to 12 hours that your body is busy absorbing each meal's nutrients.

In short, during the digestion process, our bodies burn calories. This is especially true of foods containing carbohydrates and protein which take longer than other foods to digest. Simply by eating, digesting and absorbing nutrients from the food, you speed your metabolism.

Does this mean you should eat more to constantly stimulate calorie burning?

Here's another answer that might surprise you. Yes. But hold on before you park yourself in front of the refrigerator, bib in place, knife and fork at the ready.
If you skip breakfast and other meals, you will reduce how quickly your body burns calories. In this case, eating more food will help speed metabolism. In fact, by eating smaller meals more often throughout the day, you can keep your metabolism working so that your body is constantly in the state of calorie burning.

As mentioned, there are some foods that require more of your body's energy to burn. The degree to which they affect your body's metabolism depends on the particular food choice. Caffeine, coffee, tea, chocolate and a chemical found in chillies are some foods that speed metabolism, but only minimally.

Carbohydrates and protein trigger the highest rate of metabolism. In fact, a protein meal can burn as much as 25% of that meal's calories through digestion and absorption.

While a high protein meal might sound appealing, consider that it would not provide your body with its required round of nutrients. Adding vitamin and mineral supplements is not the answer either, because they do not provide the same quality of nutrients that are found naturally in foods.

Your best choice is to eat well-balanced meals regularly that contain protein, non-starchy vegetables, fats and carbohydrates. This can minimize fat production while keeping your blood sugar at a level that helps to burn fat and build muscle.

Focus on these 10 specific foods that help speed metabolism and burn fat.

Whole grain bread
Chicken
Salmon
Eggs
Fresh Cheese
Green Beans
Summer Squash
Cabbage
Asparagus and other non-starchy vegetables
And, of course, protein rich meats

To temporarily boost your metabolism by as much as 30%, drink cold water.

Remember, there are other factors beyond your control that can affect your body's speed of metabolism, including your age, sex and any medical conditions.

While these foods can speed metabolism, the best way to lose weight is with a healthy combination of regular meals and physical exercise, especially those that build muscle because muscle burns calories too.

Exercise regularly, stick with a diet of protein, non-starchy vegetables, fats and carbohydrates, and be sure to add some of those foods that speed metabolism, and you'll soon see the results you want.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Could this diet work for me?
    This 7-day eating plan can be used as often as you like. If correctly followed, it will clean out your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. After only 7 days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 pounds and possibly 17 pounds, and experience an abundance of energy.
    SOUP:
    •1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes
    •3 plus large green onions
    •1 large can of chicken broth (no fat)
    •1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix (chicken noodle) fat free
    •1 bunch of celery
    •2 cans green beans
    •2 lbs. Carrots
    •2 Green Peppers
    Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire sauce. Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. Cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until veggies are tender.
    This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry during the week. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want. This soup will not add calories. The more you eat, the more you will lose. You may want to fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day.
    DRINKS:
    •Unsweetened juices
    •Tea (also herbal)
    •Coffee
    •Cranberry juice
    •Skim milk
    •Water, water, water
    DAY ONE
    Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.
    DAY TWO
    All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn. Eat veggies along with the soup. At dinnertime tonight reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Don't eat any fruits through today.
    DAY THREE
    Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato. If you have eaten as above for three days and not cheated, you should find that you have lost 5-7 pounds.
    DAY FOUR
    Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates, as is the milk but on this particular day, your body will need the potassium and carbs. Proteins and calcium to lessen the cravings for sweets.
    DAY FIVE
    Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.
    DAY SIX
    Beef and veggies, eat to your heart's content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.
    DAY SEVEN
    Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, again, be sure to stuff yourself and eat the soup. You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.
    By the end of the 7th day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you should have lost 10 to 17 pounds. If you have lost more than 17 pounds, stay off the diet for two days before resuming the diet again.
    This diet is fast. The secret lies within the principle that you will burn more calories than you take in. It will flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. This diet does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time. Because of the fat build-up in your system. Go off the diet at least 14 hours before any intake of alcohol.
    Due to the variety of digestive systems in individuals, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy than when you began, if you do not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find that your bowel movements have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you don't need caffeine after the third day.
    The basic fat burning soup can be eaten anytime you feel hungry during the seven days. Eat as much as you wish. Remember the more you eat, the more you will lose. You can eat broiled, boiled or baked chicken instead of the beef. Absolutely no skin on the chicken. If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on only one of the beef days. You need the high protein in the beef for the other days.
    Continue on the diet as long as you wish and feel the difference both mentally and physically.
    DO NOT - DO NOT
    No bread, alcohol, carbonated drinks (including diet drinks). Remember, absolutely no fried foods.
    DO - DO - DO - DO
    Drink plenty - at least 6 to 8 glasses - of water a day, as well as any combination of the following beverages: black coffee, unsweetened fruit drinks, cranberry juice and skim milk.

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Does this diet work ?
    Super fat burning diet.

    Basic Fat Burning Soup:

    6 large green onions
    1 or 2 cans tomatoes
    1 large head of cabbage
    2 green peppers
    1 bunch of celery
    1 pkg lipton soup mix
    season with salt, pepper, curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, or hot sauce.

    Cut vegetables in small to medium pieces and cover with water. Boil fast for ten minutes. Cut to simmer and continue cooking until veggies are tender. This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want. This soup will not add calories. The more you eat, the more weight you will lose. Fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day. If eaten alone for indefinite periods, you will suffer malnutrition.

    DAY ONE: All fruits except bananas. Cantaloupe and watermelon are lower in calories than most fruits. Eat only, the soup and fruits. For drinks-unsweetened tea, cranberry juice, or water.

    DAY TWO: All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with all the fresh, raw, or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas, and corn. Eat along with the soup. At dinner time on this day, reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Do not eat any fruits.

    DAY THREE: Eat all the soup, fruits, and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato.

    *******If you have eaten for the three days as above, and have not cheated, you will find you have lost 5 to 7 pounds.*******

    DAY FOUR: Bananas and skim milk. Eat as many as 3 bananas and drunk as many glasses of water as you can on t his day along with the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbs and so is the milk, but on this particular day your body will need the potassium and the carbs, proteins and calcium to lessen your craving for sweets.

    DAY FIVE: Beef/Chicken and tomatoes. You have to have 10-20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes or as many as 6 fresh tomatoes on this day. Try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water this day to wash away the uric acid in your body. Eat the soup at least once this day.

    DAY SIX: Beef and veggies. Eat to your heart's content of the beef and veggies this day. You can even have two or three steaks if you like with green leafy veggies, but no baked potato. Be sure and eat t he soup at least once today.

    DAY SEVEN: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies. Again stuff yourself. Be sure to have the soup at least once today.

    The end of the seventh day, if you have not cheated on the above diet, you will have lost 10-17 pounds. If you have lost more than 15 lbs, stay off the diet for two full days before resuming the diet again for day one.

    This seven day eating plan can be used as often as you like. As a matter of fact, if correctly followed, it will clean your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being as never before.

    After only seven days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10-15 pounds, and have an abundance of energy. Continue this plan as long as you like and feel the difference.

    This diet is fast, fat-burning, and the secret is that you will burn more calories than you take in. It will flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. This diet does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time because of the removal of the fat building up in your system. Go off the diet at least 24 hours before any intake of alcohol.

    Because everyone's digestive system is different, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy than when you began if you did not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find your bowel movements have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fibre. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you don't need the caffeine after day three.

    DEFINITE NO NO'S: Bread, alcohol, no carbonated drinks (including diet drinks). Stick with water, unsweetened tea, black coffee, unsweetened fruit juices, cranberry juice, and skimmed milk.

    The basic fat burning soup can be eaten anytime you feel hungry. Eat as much as you like. Remember that the more you eat, the more you will lose. No fried foods or bread. You can eat broiled or baked chicken instead of meat. (absolutely no skin on the chicken).

    Any prescribed medication will not hurt you on this diet. Continue this plan as long as you wish and feel the difference both mentally and physically. If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on only one of the beef days. You need the high-protein in the beef the other days.

    From Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital. Used for overweight heart patients to lose rapidly, usually before surgery.

    These fruits and veggies burn more energy to digest than they impart.

    Cantaloupe, pumpkin, honeydew melon, watermelon, rhubarb.

    Tomatoes, turnips, lettuce, green peppers, radishes, cucumbers, watercress, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, celery, asparagus, string beans, spinach, mus

    • ANSWER:
      In most high school nutrition classes they teach to add up all the RDA's [recommended daily allowance] or DV's [daily values] for each day of vitamins and minerals from digestible 'food;' i.e. bran is not included since it is not digestible for humans and is like a horse eating straw instead of digestible grass or alfalfa. What I eat is a-lot of 12 hour crock potted beef heart and round steak, then mixed with tomato sauce and boiled celery to make a quick microwave super high protein chili. Then also boiled frozen broccoli and organic or canned spinach with a vinaigrette of honey OR sugar with glass_bottled_cider_vinegar. The glassware is because of some friends that got lupus from eating (or inhaling) too much plastic (or vinyl paint) stuff. The numbers are three times what my family is eating, but they are all morbidly obese diabetics and I am now fit in comparison. You can lose weight with stimulate drugs like nicotine or caffeine, and can even lose weight on alcohol or beer if you burn more calories than you take in. The numbers and eliminating toxins are the story to good health.

      Good health to you. [(-:]

      Here are some sights for more info:

  3. QUESTION:
    do you think that this diet actually works? has anyone actually tried?
    I found it online. its a sacred heart diet.

    Super fat burning diet.

    Basic Fat Burning Soup:

    6 large green onions
    1 or 2 cans tomatoes
    1 large head of cabbage
    2 green peppers
    1 bunch of celery
    1 pkg lipton soup mix
    season with salt, pepper, curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, or hot sauce.

    Cut vegetables in small to medium pieces and cover with water. Boil fast for ten minutes. Cut to simmer and continue cooking until veggies are tender. This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want. This soup will not add calories. The more you eat, the more weight you will lose. Fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away duringn the day. If eaten alone for indefinite periods, you will suffer malnutrition.

    DAY ONE: All fruits except bananas. Cantaloupe and watermelon are lower in calories than most fruits. Eat only, the soup and fruits. For drinks-unsweetened tea, cranberry juice, or water.

    DAY TWO: All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with all the fresh, raw, or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas, and corn. Eat along with the soup. At dinner time on this day, reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Do not eat any fruits.

    DAY THREE: Eat all the soup, fruits, and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato.

    *******If you have eaten for the three days as above, and have not cheated, you will find you have lost 5 to 7 pounds.*******

    DAY FOUR: Bananas and skim milk. Eat as many as 3 bananas and drunk as many glasses of water as you can on t his day along with the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbs and so is the milk, but on this particular day your body will need the potassium and the carbs, proteins and calcium to lessen your craving for sweets.

    DAY FIVE: Beef/Chicken and tomatoes. You have have 10-20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes or as many as 6 fresh tomatoes on this day. Try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water this day to wash away the uric acid in your body. Eat the soup at least once this day.

    DAY SIX: Beef and veggies. Eat to your heart's content of the beef and veggies this day. You can even have two or three steaks if you like with green leafy veggies, but no baked potato. Be sure and eat t he soup at least once today.

    DAY SEVEN: Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies. Again stuff yourself. Be sure to have the soup at least once today.

    The end of the seventh day, if you have not cheated on the above diet, you will have lost 10-17 pounds. If you have lost more than 15 lbs, stay off the diet for two full days before resuming the diet again for day one.

    This seven day eating plan can be used as often as you like. As a matter of fact, if correctly followed, it will clean your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being as never before.

    After only seven days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10-15 pounds, and have an abundance of energy. Continue this plan as long as you like and feel the difference.

    This diet is fast, fat-burning, and the secret is that you will burn more calories than you take in. It will flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. This diet does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time because of the removal of the fat building up in your system. Go off the diet at least 24 hours before any intake of alcohol.

    Because everyone's digestive system is different, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy than when you began if you did not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find your bowel movements have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find nthat you don't need the caffeine after day three.

    DEFINITE NO NO'S: Bread, alcohol, no carbonated drinks (including diet drinks). Stick with water, unsweetened tea, black coffee, unsweetened fruit juices, cranberry juice, and skimmed milk.

    The basic fat burning soup can be eaten anytime you feel hungry. Eat as much as you like. Remember that the more you eat, the more you will lose. No fried foods or bread. You can eat broiled or baked chicken instead of meat. (absolutely no skin on the chicken).

    Any perscribed medication will not hurt you on this diet. Continue this plan as long as you wish and feel the difference both mentally and physically. If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on only one of the beef days. You need the high-protein in teh beef the other days.

    From Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital. Used for overweight heart patients to lose rapidly, usually before surgery.

    These fruits and veggies burn more enregy to digest than they impart.

    Cantaloupe, pumpkin, honeydew melon, watermelon, rhubarb.

    Tomatoes, turnips, lettuce, green peppers, radishes, cucumbers, watercress, broccoli, cabba

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    Going to do a no carb - Atkins induction phase until my birthday - 4 months. ANY TIPS on how to keep it up?
    So - my birthday is in 4 months.

    I want to lose 40-50 pounds (actually I want to lose a little more than 70)

    So I'm getting rid of carbs.

    Any tips on how to stick this out for 4 months?

    I'm taking vitamins, maybe caffeine free diet coke for a sweet fix here and there. What should I do not to get sick of meat?
    Should I have plenty of celery around?

    Butter is ok, how about pesto sauce?

    If I take vitamins, drink plenty of h20 with some diet soda here and there and eat plenty of salads and chicken/beef and fish (I plan on eating lots of sashimi with no rice) - can I lose all the weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Once you've gotten past the withdrawal phase, it's actually pretty easy to aviod carbs if you make the decison that's what you want.

      The hardest part is that other people will offer you stuff and you have to say "no". People may argue with you, as if you don't have the right to decide what you want to eat. Some people are offended if you don't eat food they offer. Whatever, it's your health that should be your primary focus.

      Learn some new and interesting recipes. Make sure you're getting enough veggies. Basically you're eating "normal" meals, but without the bread/rice/pasta/potatoes on the side and without the sugar.

      You may find this forum helpful
      http://forum.lowcarber.org/

  5. QUESTION:
    if i stuck to this and worked out an hour a night could i lose it?
    This 7-day eating plan can be used as often as you like. If correctly followed, it will clean out your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. After only 7 days of this process, you will begin to feel lighter by at least 10 pounds and possibly 17 pounds, and experience an abundance of energy.

    SOUP:

    · 1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes

    · 3 plus large green onions

    · 1 large can of chicken broth (no fat)

    · 1 pkg. Lipton Soup mix (chicken noodle) fat free

    · 1 bunch of celery

    · 2 cans green beans

    · 2 lbs. Carrots

    · 2 Green Peppers

    Season with salt, pepper curry, parsley, if desired, or bouillon, hot or Worcestershire sauce. Cut veggies in small to medium pieces. Cover with water. Boil fast for 10 minutes. Reduce to simmer and continue to cook until veggies are tender.

    This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry during the week. Eat as much as you want, whenever you want. This soup will not add calories. The more you eat, the more you will lose. You may want to fill a thermos in the morning if you will be away during the day.

    DRINKS:

    · Unsweetened juices

    · Tea (also herbal)

    · Coffee

    · Cranberry juice

    · Skim milk

    · Water, water, water

    DAY ONE

    Any fruit (except bananas). Cantaloupes and watermelon are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit today.

    DAY TWO

    All vegetables. Eat until you are stuffed with fresh raw, cooked or canned veggies. Try to eat green leafy veggies and stay away from dry beans, peas or corn. Eat veggies along with the soup. At dinnertime tonight reward yourself with a big baked potato and butter. Don't eat any fruits through today.

    DAY THREE

    Eat all the soup, fruit and veggies you want. Do not have a baked potato. If you have eaten as above for three days and not cheated, you should find that you have lost 5-7 pounds.

    DAY FOUR

    Bananas and skim milk: Eat at least 3 bananas and drink as much milk as you can today, along with the soup. Bananas are high in calories and carbohydrates, as is the milk but on this particular day, your body will need the potassium and carbs. Proteins and calcium to lessen the cravings for sweets.

    DAY FIVE

    Beef and tomatoes: you may have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and a can of tomatoes, or as many as 6 tomatoes on this day. Eat the soup at least once today.

    DAY SIX

    Beef and veggies, eat to your heart's content of the beef and veggies today. You can even have 2-3 steaks if you like with green leafy veggies but no baked potato. Be sure to eat the soup at least once today.

    DAY SEVEN

    Brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice and veggies, again, be sure to stuff yourself and eat the soup. You can add cooked veggies to your rice if you wish.

    By the end of the 7th day, if you have not cheated on this diet, you should have lost 10 to 17 pounds. If you have lost more than 17 pounds, stay off the diet for two days before resuming the diet again.

    This diet is fast. The secret lies within the principle that you will burn more calories than you take in. It will flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well-being. This diet does not lend itself to drinking any alcoholic beverages at any time. Because of the fat build-up in your system. Go off the diet at least 14 hours before any intake of alcohol.

    Due to the variety of digestive systems in individuals, this diet will affect everyone differently. After day three, you will have more energy than when you began, if you do not cheat. After being on the diet for several days, you will find that your bowel movements have changed. Eat a cup of bran or fiber. Although you can have black coffee with this diet, you may find that you don't need caffeine after the third day.

    The basic fat burning soup can be eaten anytime you feel hungry during the seven days. Eat as much as you wish. Remember the more you eat, the more you will lose. You can eat broiled, boiled or baked chicken instead of the beef. Absolutely no skin on the chicken. If you prefer, you can substitute broiled fish for the beef on only one of the beef days. You need the high protein in the beef for the other days.

    Continue on the diet as long as you wish and feel the difference both mentally and physically.

    DO NOT - DO NOT

    No bread, alcohol, carbonated drinks (including diet drinks). Remember, absolutely no fried foods.

    DO - DO - DO - DO

    Drink plenty - at least 6 to 8 glasses - of water a day, as well as any combination of the following beverages: black coffee, unsweetened fruit drinks, cranberry juice and skim milk.

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like the sacred heart diet. I did it for 2 days, but couldn't stand the soup anymore. I'm sure you'll lose weight fast, but it'll be water weight and as soon as you start eating normal again you'll gain it back plus some. doctors use this diet to make people lose weight fast before heart surgery. good luck if you're trying it though.

  6. QUESTION:
    Am I attempting to loose fat correctly?
    What can I do to improve my weight/fat loss, mainly around my stomach, love handles, and lower back? Should I change calorie intake, what foods I eat, or my exorcise routine? If yes, in what ways. Also---should I do more cardio/more intense cardio? If yes, running hurts my knees and feet, what other options are there?

    My stats:
    Male, 21 years old, Caucasian, 72 inches tall.
    I started at 202 pounds, and dropped down to 195.5. However during a week long vacation to the east coast I found myself back up to 197 pounds. I am again on my routine to loose weight. I did cheat in terms of food consumption during vacation.

    What I know:

    1.) According to the BMR on www.muscleandscrength.com I burn between about 2800 and 3200 calories per day because I exorcise between 3-5 days a week. I find it hard to keep a calorie deficit of 500-800 calories a day and usually consume 2500-2900 day.
    2.) I made radical improvements to my diet. I no longer eat whatever whenever.

    Instead, I now eat 5 to 6 semi-scheduled meals about every 2.5-3.5 hours. These meals consist of more protein (more chicken and turkey, less beef and pork). More fruits and vegies. I still eat carbs which I initially tried to reduce but found it to difficult, however I eat only wheat and multigrain breads. Less oils, however on occasion I will cook with extra virgin olive oil. I eat 1 egg and 2 eggs whites every morning with one slice of low fat american cheese in the scramble. The rest of the meals vary. I improved my water intake, and decreased caffeine consumption from a pot of black coffee a day to 1-2 cups of black coffee a day. I have 2-3 protein shakes, brand: "isofuel". 104 calories per shake, 1 carb, 25grams of protein. 2 of the protein shakes count as meals and are consumed with something else.

    3.) I go to bed every night around 10-11pm. However on weekends I will stay up until midnight, I ensure that no matter what I get 6-8 hours of sleep tho.

    4.) I exorcise at a local health and fitness club 3-4 days a week. I do 20-35 min of cardio at each session (this includes the first 10 min where I do walking before the session starts). This cardio consists walking, fast walking, interval running, and riding bike-machines I also lift weights for each section of the body. I do low reps and high weight to promote strength...I am not trying to build bulk muscle at all. (i understand that some believe low weight and high reps can act as a form of cardio is this true?)

    • ANSWER:
      just stick to a low carb diet and exercise and the weight will go and stay off.


Low Carb Meal Plan

Get rid of belly fat with 3 Simple, Healthy Meal Plans You Can Start Right Now
Is it possible to put together a simple and healthy meal plan? One that is not going to be complicated and hard to follow? Yes. It is possible and I will show you how. The healthy meal plans below will help you achieve your health goals while get rid of belly fat
Here are 3 healthy meal plans you can get started on right now.

Breakfast

Protein should be included in every meal throughout the day and breakfast is no exception. Make sure to include organic eggs, cottage cheese, raw nut butter or smoked fish as one component of your healthy breakfast. Carbohydrates should also be included in the form of oatmeal, sprouted grain bread, fruit and/or vegetables.

3 great sample breakfasts are:

2 hard boiled eggs, 1 slice sprouted grain toast and grapefruit

Oatmeal with almond butter, topped with fresh berries and a bit of Stevia to sweeten.

Smoked salmon over sliced tomato and 1 green apple

Lunch

The same rules apply as breakfast. An easy way to ensure that you always have a healthy protein available for lunch is to pack leftovers from dinner the night before. Leftover hamburger, chicken legs or wild fish are all great to include in a salad or over vegetables.

3 great sample lunches are:

Baked Tilapia over sauted spinach, green salad with chick peas (oil and vinegar as dressing) followed by cup of pineapple.

Leftover chicken legs with sweet potato and broccoli.

Lean hamburger over portabella mushroom and brown rice. Cooked vegetables or a green salad. 1 orange.

Dinner

You can really be creative with dinner. Look for recipes that are quick and easy and modify them with your own healthy ingredients as needed. Again, always remember to include protein and carbohydrates.

3 great sample dinners are:

Mexican salad: Ground beef over shredded lettuce and tomato, guacamole and brown rice.

Grilled Salmon over asparagus, green salad (oil and vinegar as dressing) followed by a fresh fruit salad.

Buffalo meat balls over rice pasta with sauted broccoli.

Snacks

You never want to let your body get too hungry. Hunger often leads to binge eating of unhealthy food and makes sticking to a healthy eating regimen much more difficult. It's important to keep snacks handy so you never experience hunger or a blood sugar low without having a healthy option nearby.

3 great snacks are:

2 Tbsp almond butter on apple

Trail mix made up of walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds and dried fruit (no sugar added)

Cottage cheese and pineapple

Incorporate just a few of these meals into your daily bodybuilding diet plan you will see an incredible difference in your weight loss results. Following simple and healthy meal plans like these is the first step in achieving your health and fitness goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a low-carb meal plan?
    I am looking for a website that has a one to two week low-carb meal plan for women. I would prefer simple dishes; I am usually short on time. I looked around a little bit, but I could only find sites where you had to pay to get the plan. Thanks for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      you just need to make sure your imputing the correct words and it should pop right up. however, you can also check out the web site for your local cooking shows.

  2. QUESTION:
    What's a good low carb meal plan?
    I have PCOS and I am struggling to find decent low carb and low GI recipes that I can cook for myself and my family. I need something that will satisfy a traditional male that's used to meat and 3 veg (my dad!) but help me lose stubborn weight. Any tips/suggestions/websites that would help?

    • ANSWER:
      I started with atkins and, like many, ended up modifying the diet to what works for me. But Atkins is a great starting point because I had a lot of weight to lose too. I incorporated more carbs in gradually, every two weeks. I know how to substitute virtually ANY dish.

      These are my absolute all time favorite recipes:
      http://www.squidoo.com/atkinsrecipes

  3. QUESTION:
    Low carb meal plan without salads?
    I recently started the Atkins low carb diet and I have a question. I don't eat salad greens, never have, don't like them. So, anyone have suggestions for meal plans for a low carb diet that doesn't include salads? Please only serious answers, and please don't try to convince me of the dangers of a low carb diet, I've done my own research. I am on my third day of the diet and it's going well so far, but looking for inexpensive ways to create low carb meals. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      heheh ive been in ketosis for a month and half, i eat tons of nuts, tons of turkey bacon, turkey-ham, steamed chicken, roasted chicken =) lots of hard bouled eggs.

  4. QUESTION:
    Low carb meal plan for weight loss?
    any low carb meal plans out there that are good for weight loss?

    • ANSWER:
      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger the fat storage hormone insulin. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue as well as their metabolism slowing down to work more efficiently on fewer calories & it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like the heart). This stress to the vital organs cannot be healthy.

  5. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any easy and simple 1200 low carb meal plans?
    Im starting a new diet plan which contains 1200 calories and 20% carbs and I know nothing about eating healthy and I'm so picky. So I need some easy and simple 1200 calorie low carb meal plans.

    • ANSWER:
      That calorie count sounds awfully low. How did you come by that number?
      Are you vegan or vegetarian?
      Are you physically active?

  6. QUESTION:
    Low carb meal plan needed!?
    I need a low carb meal plan that will help me lose weight! Net carbs are should only be 20g per day :)

    • ANSWER:
      Visit lowcarbfriends.com's message board. There are tons and tons of low carb recipes. There is also a section specifically for induction. Also, google linda's low carb recipes. She has a lot of induction friendly recipes as well. Good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes Low Carb Meal Plan?
    Can anyone direct me to good low carb meal plans/good foods etc directed towards Diabetics?

    I am only finding the pros and cons for the diet rather than the diet itself.

    Thank You

    • ANSWER:
      This is the best you can get. It's low carb , without counting carbs.I one week you will know what to eat and what not to eat and how much. Remember this is for life . So not a lot of time invested , but now your whole family will be eating healthy. Without being deprived.
      http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

      The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

      The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn't tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food's effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn't a lot of it, so watermelon's glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

      Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

      Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The "Serve size (g)" column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney's Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.

      Now that you will be eating right , don't forget the EXERCISE> Walking is fine but Nordic walking is great.
      Description
      Nordic walking combines simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full-body walking workout that can burn significantly more calories without a change in perceived exertion or having to walk faster, due to the incorporation of many large core and other upper-body muscles which comprise more than 90% of the body's total muscle mass and do work against resistance with each stride. "Normal walking" utilizes only 70% of muscle mass with full impact on the joints of the legs and feet. [

      Nordic walking produces up to a 46% increase in energy consumption compared to walking without poles.[2] It can also increase upper body muscle endurance by 38% in just twelve weeks.

      Benefits
      Compared to regular walking, Nordic walking involves applying force to the poles with each stride. Nordic walkers use more of their entire body (with greater intensity) and receive fitness building stimulation not as present in normal walking for the chest, lats, triceps, biceps, shoulder, abdominals, spinal and other core muscles. This extra muscle involvement leads to enhancements over ordinary walking at equal paces such as:

      •increased overall strength and endurance in the core muscles and the entire upper body
      •significant increases in heart rate at a given pace [4]
      •greater ease in climbing hills
      •burning more calories than in plain walking
      •improved balance and stability with use of the poles
      •significant unweighting of hip, knee and ankle joints (depending on the style used)
      •density-preserving stress to bones of the upper and mid body
      •increased stride length and walking speed
      I use plain ol' wooden sticks.
      Good luck

      Tin

  8. QUESTION:
    Can someone give me some low carb meal plans?
    My doctor has said that I could be at risk for type two Diabetes. She advised eating low carbs (not calories). Is there a good meal plan with very little carbs for the entire day? Or would avoiding calories be more efficient to lose the weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Your local library is full of those answers.

  9. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a low carb low calorie meal plan with recipes? I need something that will help me help myself?
    Starting an exercise regimen, trying to loss weight but need help!

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb doesn't work with low calories or low fat - low calories just shuts down the metabolism & the body catabolizes it's own lean tissues (including vital organs, like the heart)

      These 4 examples of foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 8 stalks
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      -------------------------------------
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      Every day you should be eating these 2 items.

      Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes about 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin, the ONLY fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Meats smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/egg salad - sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      As long as you have <9grams net carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated.

  10. QUESTION:
    Vegetarian low carb diet meal plan samples?
    I am trying to become vegan, but for now I am vegetarian. but i cannot seem to find any low card or easy fat free recipes or weekly meal plans online. Any suggestions? <3 thanks

    • ANSWER:
      As a vegetarian or vegan looking for your healthiest options, you will concentrate on complex carbohydrates from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes (beans, peas, and lentils). Just like an omnivore looking for the healthiest choices, you will want to avoid the simple carbohydrates which tend to come from the most highly processed foods.

      Try to stay away from the "white menace" which includes simple carbohydrates from white sugar, white flour, and white rice. Go for the whole grain choices like oats, barley, millet, quinoa, brown rice, and whole wheat. Look for high fiber and whole grains in items such as cereal, bread, tortillas, and pasta. Learn to read nutritional labels and ingredient lists.

      21-Day Vegan Kickstart
      http://www.pcrm.org/kickstartHome/

      Power Plate
      http://pcrm.org/health/diets/pplate/power-plate

      Fat Free Vegan
      http://fatfreevegan.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    Could someone give me a full day meal plan that is low carb or no carbs?
    I want a meal plan that is low carb and small portions. I need to lose 6 pounds in two weeks

    • ANSWER:
      no carbs after 6 pm.. If you really wanna push it just have carbs for breakfast..30-50 grams and thats it. Just a heads up...you might feel moody, low energy from doing low carbs. It takes a week ot two for it to pass.

  12. QUESTION:
    Low Carb Diet Meal Plan?
    I want to go on a low carb diet but I am not sure what all I can eat. I have been eating puffed rice cakes, cottage cheese, fruits and veggies. But I would an ideal meal plan.. like what is an ideal low carb breakfast, lunch, and dinner.. along with a snack?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have to stick to a low carb diet for health reasons so I have a few suggestions that I hope will help...

      For breakfast I find eggs are great, especially egg white omelets, maybe with a little cheese and/or some salsa and avocado (bacon or ham are good too). Fruit for breakfast is good because you'll burn off that sugar during the day as energy.

      For lunch I like to mix up tuna or chicken salad and eat it wrapped in crispy iceberg lettuce.

      For a snack I wrap up turkey with a little white american cheese in a lettuce leaf, or carrots/celery/tomatoes with a little low fat ranch dressing.

      For dinner I go with either fish or poultry (red meat is okay too) with some vegetables like broccoli with a little cheese or squash with some butter or salt for a little taste.

      I like to have an apple with cheddar cheese for dessert.

      I tend to use cheese as low carb way of filling me up or adding flavor, but be careful because too much cheese can clog up the arteries.

      Also you might check out the Food Network's website for some other low carb ideas.

      I hope this gives you some ideas! Good luck!

  13. QUESTION:
    Low Carb diet meal plan?
    Well Im starting to do a low carb diet so I can lose some body fat and look more cut. I need a good meal plan so I can already have an idea of what to eat.

    • ANSWER:
      bro you don't need a meal plan, im doing low carb diet and its easy. Get a scale so you can measure everything, find the calories of your food online and track it all. Eat meat veggies etc avoid fruits bread milk cheese. The only carbs I have in a day is from wholewheat bread in the morning and milk with my protein shake. It's not hard to tell whats in your food just use common sense and you'l be fine. I can give you an example of my diet however if that would be helpful. I've lost 15 pounds so far.

      Breakfast Sandwich with cheese and meat
      Lunch Protein shake with milk and whey protein and some almonds on the side
      Dinner Salad with low carb dressings and a ton of chicken

      For snacks in between I have stuff like beef jerky, peanuts almonds, vegetables sometimes an egg or two etc
      If you've never done low carb diet get ready for hell. My body goes crazy with the low amount of carbs it's really fkin hard to avoid sugar and bread and all that.

  14. QUESTION:
    My husbands trainer says he needs a 2700 calorie lower carb meal plan. Any suggestions?

    Sorry, let me explain. His (trainer) is actually a coach who helps people lose weight. We don't pay him, and his advice is free. He calculates calories needed and suggest workouts to do. He did give us some ideas on what Hubby should eat, but we are open to hearing other peoples suggestions.

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    What are some low carb meal ideas?
    I have guests coming over for a few days that are on a low carb plan. What are some good ideas???

    • ANSWER:
      Have a big steak salad as an entree, and use cheese and vegetables for appetizers.

  16. QUESTION:
    can someone give me a low carb low sugar diet meal plan?
    i need to stop eating a lot of sugar and carbs. (whole wheat is okay though)
    but if someone could give me a meal plan with low sugar and low carbs in order to lose weight that would mean the world to me:D

    10 points

    • ANSWER:
      Why do you need a meal plan?

      Just plan your meals around whole grains, lean protein, vegetables, and some fruit. And eat fewer calories to lose weight.

  17. QUESTION:
    Vegetarian low carb meal plans?
    Okay, so I'm trying to lose roughly 20 pounds. I'm a vegetarian; no meat or fish, but I do eat dairy products. If you're going to criticize my eating habits, just leave now. I only want serious answers. I looked over the Atkins diet, but that would be very hard for me considering it contains a lot of meat products. As of right now, my meals include eggs for breakfast and a salad for lunch and dinner. This gets a little boring, as you can imagine. I was wondering if anyone has any low carb meal plans they could share, that would still follow the Atkins rule of less than 20 carbs per day. I'm only following this plan for two weeks, so don't criticize me about that either. If you have any suggestions for me I would greatly appreciate them. :-)

    • ANSWER:
      try making meals out of different fruits, vegetables, and fake meats.
      i have celiac disease and can't eat many carbs. either.
      try making fruit salads, mixing different fruits and veggies togethers, and also incorporating fake meats into your salads or make other dishes with them. i have a PETA Vegan College Cookbook. Whether you like PETA or not, there's a lot of different ideas for things you could make. One salad has strawberries, fake chick'n strips, and italian dressing. It's low carb and has a variety of flavors. You can also mix fake burger crumbles with cheese and make a nacho type meal.

      Your options as a vegetarian are endless.

  18. QUESTION:
    Where can i find a good low carb and low sugar meal plan?

    • ANSWER:
      Your brain is the best place to find such a plan. First identify the things you really like. Then discard all the high carb foods like chocolates, refined sugars, cream based sweets and high cheese products, whatever you are left with are low carbs with a personally adjusted touch with which you will be able to live.

      This plan will allow you a certain degree of flexibility. Also it is your plan, made for you. You should be able to live with it. Good luck,

  19. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me an example of a low carb daily meal plan (about 1200 calories?)?

    • ANSWER:
      If you maintain a healthy eating plan of fruit, vegetables (5-9 servings) plus lean meat, and eliminate processed products containing white flour such as bread and pastry, and pasta, rice, potatoes, it will allow you to maintain health and eliminate the over processed carbohydrates. Carbs in themselves are not the "bad guys" and should not be left out of the diet, just stick to whole grains.

  20. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy low fat- low carb breakfast, lunch, and dinner plans I should try?
    I am going shopping today and need to buy some stuff. What are some good healthy, low fat and low carb meal plans. I am basically looking for something healthy. I already plan on buying chicken breasts, eggs. What are some good ideas? What did you eat to get your six-pack and lose fat?

    • ANSWER:
      This is delicious and easy! Pick the section you want!
      http://food.yahoo.com/everyday/dinner/
      For example:
      http://food.yahoo.com/everyday/dinner/healthy-meals

  21. QUESTION:
    vegetarian & low-carb meal plans?
    for health reasons, i'm going as low-carb as i can handle. does anyone know of any regimes i could find with full-on meal plans for the first few days (at least) until i adjust to the switch?

    i'm not looking for food recommendations as much as a way to put it all together without the fruits and whole grains (and even some of the vegetables) that i'm used to eating.

    thanks!
    after much discussion with medical professionals, it has been determined that i may be carbohydrate-sensitive (who knew there was such a thing). even though i remain active and pretty vigilant about my food choices, my weight is still at a very unhealthy level. i refuse to go the surgical route, and the pcp thinks that this may be worth a shot.

    i am not cutting out carbs altogether! i don't believe in self-negation of any sort. but my diet now is very carb-rich between whole grains and fruits alone.

    just looking for options, you know? nothing that qualifies as a "fad" or even a "diet" for that matter. just tweaking the lifestyle to see if it makes a difference. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you consume a lot of dairy, eggs, and packaged analogues--which i do NOT recommend--all vegetarian foods have some carbs. I think the low-carb diet is one of the biggest scams to come down the pike, and according to Michael Greger's "Carbophobia," it's been recycled more than once.

      You want to eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. They're good for you. Quinoa (a South American grain) is considered a perfect plant protein. It's simple carbs you want to avoid--the stuff with plain white flour, high fructose corn syrup, simple sugars. Yes, fruits have sugar, but they also are rich in antioxidants.

      To quote Foamy Squirrel, there's something wrong with a diet that tells you you can eat three burgers and a pound of bacon, but you can't have an apple because it has carbs.

  22. QUESTION:
    Idea's for a low carb 7 day meal plan?
    I'm needing idea's for a low carb 7 day meal plan. I need to get rid of some unwanted weight and fast, I'm needing recipe's for chicken, fish, veggies and fruit. THANKS

    • ANSWER:
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  23. QUESTION:
    Need a low-carb EASY meal plan/snacks?
    Here is the thing..I lose a LOT of weight when I stick to meat, fish, chicken, some butter/cheese, eggs, salads, veggies, and fruits...absolutely MINIMAL rice or bread. By avoiding them as MUCh as possible, I notice I am more focused, better moods and less mood swings, and most of all..I lose weight!
    Here's the HARD part. I do NOT eat ANY fake sugars and I need low-carb high-protein snacks ideas that are easy to deal with. I literally have NO time and that is my biggest reason for not being able to follow a diet. What is low-carb high protein and easy to munch on or grab and go? Other than boiled eggs and cheese (which is extremely high in calories).

    • ANSWER:
      Calories don't matter if net carbs are <9g per hour. I have heard a lot of people comment that dairy stalls weight loss but I don't believe that it's a matter of calories.

      I am disabled & haven't had a lot of strength for food prep. Most days, I make a green drink with 1-2 Tablespoons each of spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass, kelp, tumeric & add this to chia seed gel - I add lemon juice & stevia & sip on this all day long. This satisfies my hunger & nutritional needs. I usually also eat a few nuts, but not really out of hunger as the need to crunch on something.

      Smoked turkey legs or wings are usually packaged at the grocery stores & canned fish make an easy no prep grab & go food. I rarely cook but when I do, I make huge batches of food & freeze most of it.

      Sometimes, I make a raw porridge out of low carb whey powder & water, I add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut milk, tahini (ground sesame seeds) & raw egg. All seeds & nuts are raw & soaked to germinate them.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put cream cheese in middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      The best way to break a carb addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, you will make healthy choices.

      The first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salad a day - Bacon, lettuce & a lil tomato with avocado/mayo dressing is my fav. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles. I love eggs & could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms, peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings. I like thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love my rotisserie & it makes meats tasty. I cook a turkey often & make soup with the bones & turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese & broccoli with cayenne powder & nuke 2 minutes for instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 4T daily even in induction.

      After 2 week, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week & add greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - adapt what you like to eat to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      Cabbage makes a good pasta substitute. Make lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed for body & add pizza toppings too. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I make a lot of shredded cabbage & mayo or fried cabbage if I'm a bit more ambitious. I fry up bacon & onions & it makes any salad special (BLT) Avocado & turkey - grilled chicken - fajita meat & fried onions is great also. I'll make a salad with 6 cans: mackerel, baby corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, artichoke hearts, sweet red peppers & add mayo & chia seed gel.

      Kim Chee is fermented cabbage & one of the healthiest foods. You can make a huge batch & it will sit in refrigerator fine for a long time.

      Go into the forums for recipes - I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted like it's name sake - faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese - "potato" salad using cauliflower instead. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki & low carb

      Chia seeds sound expensive but 1# will make 10# food. I buy mine in bulk - # with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn & are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream & added water) & artificial sweetener if you like & mix it all in. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin & add for pumpkin pie pudding.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- olives

  24. QUESTION:
    My wife is lost 6 kg in 15 days on her own meal plan low carb diet. is this really healthy?
    she eats a 2 egg (white) omelette with fresh juice (without sugar) for breakfast.
    morning snack a fruit of her choice
    for Lunch some brown rice with steamed vegetables.
    yoga + exercise
    after that she take vitamin C+ calcium 500mg each in afternoon.
    at night she eat a handful of almonds.
    at bed time a fruit juice of her choice (without sugar)

    she drinks lots of water

    when she began she had 86kg. Now she weighs 80 kg.

    now i will leave it for your opinion. Any good advice would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a huge advocate of a low carb way of eating and that is not a low carb diet. It is a low fat, low protein diet, low calorie diet. I would be highly concerned that most of the "weight" loss is from lean tissue (including the heart & other vital organs). The body requires protein & will catabolize it's own lean tissue if sufficient protein is not included in the diet.

      As healthy & as highly as I recommend almonds in the diet, they are an incomplete protein source. Egg yolks are the perfect food, but I am highly concerned with the nutritional value of egg whites. The only purpose of the egg white in an egg is to protect the precious yolk (sort of like embryotic fluid)

      Protein & fat is essential to good health. Many vitamins & minerals can not be incorporated into the body structure without fat.

  25. QUESTION:
    How can i cut out bread and pasta, potatoes rice? Please give me some low carb ideas for a meal plan.?

    • ANSWER:
      Try the South Beach Diet books. They have dozens of low carb meals.

  26. QUESTION:
    anyone have a high carb low fat meal plan for endurance training with nutritional values?

    • ANSWER:
      i dont know how it is on carbs, i dont keep track of that kinda stuff, but a cyclist eats a high grains diet (bread, rice, spagettii, anything noodles basicly). Whether a serious cyclist is training for endurance (century rides) or racing, they all keep a high fiber diet. hope this helps

  27. QUESTION:
    I just started the low-carb diet-to-go meal plan, and have a few questions. When can I expect to see results?
    Also, if in 6 months I have reached my goal and start eating regularly again, will all my weight come back? How can I avoid this?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about "diet to go meal plan" but will tell what I do know.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. 9grams an hour x 16 hours = 144 grams a day. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight.

      Most overweight & obese people have blood sugar & insulin dysfunctions and can NEVER eat carbs as someone with a functioning body can. They make the mistake of going back to the way of eating that made them fat and that is not possible and yes they will gain all weight back if they eat what they ate that made them obese originally. Insanity is defined as doing the exact same thing, in the exact same way and expecting different results. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      People with insulin resistance & almost all obese are insulin resistant, calories go directly to fat cells (when glycogen stores are full), that's how they get obese. Exercise will force the muscles to accept glucose (carbs) but they won't when you aren't exercising (but it's a good way to deplete glycogen stores)

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin which can store the calories eaten into fat. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with hi

  28. QUESTION:
    low carb diet plan (or good cleansing), but a meal that i can pack and bring to school. tastes ok..?
    I need to lose weight for my spring break vacations (3 weeks)
    and ive never tried low carb(or cleansing)

    so does anyone have a good plan that i can bring in a pack lunch thats a bit low cal too? and that tastes ok?

    thankss soo much

    PS the more ideas the merrier :)

    • ANSWER:
      i would not reccomend the low carb diet.... it can affect your cholesterol levels, and thats not worth looking good for just one week* I would say cut out all drinks and replace them all with water..... Also just cut down your calorie intake by about 500 and do not eat 5 hours prior to bed... Also try and squeeze in a few exercises each day to help burn calories and speed up your metabolism.

  29. QUESTION:
    low carb vegan diet meal plan?
    what are some good low carb vegan foods i can eat to loose weight
    im trying to incorporate a low carb diet into my usual 20 min run.
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      1 : Oats in Milk with sugar free.
      # 2 : low fat yogurt, black pepper, salt, spinach.. Make yogurt with pepper and salt then put spinach.. mix it. and have it. yogurt will fill you with low carbs and spinach is good for cutting fat.

      All the best :)

  30. QUESTION:
    what is a good low carb AND vegetarian meal plan to help me lose weight?
    I've been vegetarian for about 4 or 5 years now and ever since I made the decision to become a vegetarian I have been gaining more and more weight due to all the carbs I have replaced meat with.
    for example, instead of being able to have some healthy grilled chicken which has very little carb, I am turned to muuuuch unhealthier things like pizza or burritos.
    My goal is to lose 15 pounds in the course of 2 and a half months.
    Is this even possible or am I setting my sights too high?
    what would a good meal plan be for me?
    I would like to have less than 40 carbs a day.

    • ANSWER:
      In my experience, I think you are discussing vegan. Vegan seems akin to a high carbohydrate diet. For example, split pea soup without a ham bone is starchy and will turn to sugar. On a vegan plan, you would want to avoid white flour, white rice, gravies, and the like. My experience as a vegan was that I had a doughy look. I didn't lose weight, and beans, whole grains and other foods took time to prepare plus did not help my digestion overall. There has to be a balance. Therefore, on a vegan program, you are going the opposite from low carb as it is high carb by definition.

      A plan which might help is to add fish two meals a day. Buy the fish that is caught from the ocean, either fish or seafood. Prepare in a poaching liquid. That will give you the benefits of lots of protein, healthy omega 3's, good skin, and the weight loss you desire.

      My nutrition teacher with whom I took two graduate level courses was a vegan for health reasons. After she got married, she added fish and extolled the virtues of this type of diet.

  31. QUESTION:
    tasty low carb diet meal plans?
    basicly i am back at gym now after a cupple of years now and would like some tasty low carb meal ideas that i can stick to.

    i have been on one before and kept to it for quiet a while. now i am the size i want i just want to burn the extra pounds off.

    i love chicken and haddock and cod

    any ideas ????
    thanks for all the ideas cindy many thanks sounds better than my old cabbage and chicken soup lol

    • ANSWER:
      Every day you should be eating these 2 items. If you need additional fat or calories, you can add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to the ground flax seed cereal. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil for people needing quick energy - coconut oil is the only fat that is converted to quick energy like a carb.

      Half an avocado mashed with mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs. Flax seed should be eaten daily even in induction.

      The first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salad a day - Bacon, lettuce & a lil tomato with avocado/mayo dressing is my fav. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles. I love eggs & could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms, peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings. I like thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love my rotisserie & it makes meats tasty. I cook a turkey often & make soup with the bones & turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese & broccoli with cayenne powder & nuke 2 minutes for instant meal.

      After 2 week, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week & add greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - adapt what you like to eat to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      Cabbage makes a good pasta substitute. Make lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed for body & add pizza toppings too. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I make a lot of shredded cabbage & mayo or fried cabbage if I'm a bit more ambitious. I fry up bacon & onions & it makes any salad special (BLT) Avocado & turkey - grilled chicken - fajita meat & fried onions is great also. I'll make a salad with 6 cans: mackerel, baby corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, artichoke hearts, sweet red peppers & add mayo & chia seed gel.

      Kim Chee is fermented cabbage & one of the healthiest foods. You can make a huge batch & it will sit in refrigerator fine for a long time.

      I make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. Go into the forums for recipes - I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted like it's name sake - faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese - "potato" salad using cauliflower instead. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki & low carb

      Chia seeds sound expensive but 1# will make 10# food. I buy mine in bulk for # with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn & are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream & added water) & artificial sweetener if you like & mix it all in. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin & add for pumpkin pie pudding.

      I make a raw porridge out of low carb whey powder & water, I add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut milk, tahini (ground sesame seeds) & raw egg. All seeds & nuts are raw & soaked to germinate them.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- olives

      Check out the recipe sites posted below -

      Thin and Crispy Pizza -

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/recipe-forum-sticky-threads/549376-thin-crispy-pizza-crust-easiest-ever-pics-included.html

      Chilidog Casserole

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipereview/showproduct.php/product/3399/sort/8/cat/all/page/1

      Easy flax bread with pics -

      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breads/r/flaxbasicfoc.htm

      Cheesecake -

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipereview/showproduct.php/item/3571_cheri%20A%20Cheesecake%20Factory%20Cheesecake%20%28converted%20to%20lowcarb%29

      Pumpkin soup & others

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lowcarb-recipe-help-suggestions/608599-low-carb-soups.html

  32. QUESTION:
    Vegetarian and finding low carb meals?
    Im having trouble being low carb on a vegetarian diet, could anyone tell me (on or not a low carb diet) what there vegetarian meal plan is..
    Breakfast
    Snacks:
    Lunch:
    Dinner:
    could I have actual help please?

    • ANSWER:
      You are doing Vegetarian AND low carb? Good luck wasting away to nothingness. Calling it a "diet" doesn't mean it isn't the same as anorexia.

      EAT MEAT.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest a healthy, cheap meal plan for a month or week?
    Looking for high protein low carb meal plan (to gain weight)
    For a guy....
    of average body weight and hight

    • ANSWER:
      Meal 1: Breakfast- 1.25 cups Oats 1.25 cups Milk + 2 slices of cheese
      Meal 2: 4 Turkey Slices and 1 slice bred, two low-fat/low carb yogurts, half a cup of peanuts.
      Meal 3: 1/2 cup oats + 1.25 cups milk
      Meal 4: Half can tuna + 1.25 cups milk + 2 scoops of Whey Protein Powder
      Meal 5: 8 oz's of Chicken Breast
      Meal 6: Before Bed - 2/3 cup of cottage cheese and 2 tablespoon natural peanut butter

      This was close to my weight gain plan, around 3300 calories and ~215 grams protein. I went from 160 to 190.

      Now I am on a cut/diet and have taken out all the bread and the only carbs I take in is from the milk and a half cup of oats. If the milk is contributing too many carbsfor you, you can replace it with low carb yogurt, or swap it out completely with more chicken/beef/pork. There is a lot of flexibility in these meal plans, the key is high protein.

  34. QUESTION:
    Are there any websites that allow you to choose low carb meal recipes and also compile the shopping list?
    I want to be able to plan my meals for a week or more and then have the shopping list automatically compiled so I'll have everything I need. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Here is another one:
      http://www.sparkpeople.com
      Like the others you have to register, but it is free.

  35. QUESTION:
    good sample low carb diet plan?
    i'm looking to lose about 20 pounds and work out about an hour a day. i want to start a low carb diet but dont know what a meal plan looks like. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb is: meats, poultry, fish, leafy greens, non starchy vegetables, no grain, no dairy, nuts, seeds, no bread. You can find paleo diet on the internet free. A really good reference is below.

      I lost ten lbs. on it; however, I gained them back. It was just too restrictive, and too silly for cavemen did not go to a market for fish filets in a package. Anyway, it was fun to lose so quickly.

      Now, I just eat when hungry. I did learn a lot from low carb, and once did Atkins, which I hated beyond measure. I will never do this type of program again.

      Well, a meal plan:

      Breakfast: smoked salmon, leafy greens, lemon juice
      Lunch: Organic chicken on dark green spinach leaves, some walnuts, sesame seeds
      Dinner: Buffalo meat, brocolli, almonds

      I really got into it, bought cookbooks, studied it. There is a whole movement, involving foraging, eating hunted meat, free range, organic, cross fit training. You could build your life around a community of like thinking people. But, in truth, it is quite difficult to maintain, and not proven effective for the long haul. But, have at it, to learn how it is done, and to see the commercial value in the next hottest dietary fad, reinvented from old theories, themselves unproven scientifically.

      It is like that. Find a list of foods under caveman or paleo diet.

  36. QUESTION:
    How many carb grams can you eat to consider it in agreement with a "low carb" diet? Mean plan suggestions?
    I've always heard about the benefits of low carb diets, but other than swapping white bread for rye and wheat and passing on the chips and fries and only eating a fist-sized portion of pasta, I don't really know where to begin. I am a 22 year-old male in college.

    Another obstacle I face is that I don't eat meat, either. I do eat fish, eggs and nuts, though.

    Any suggestions? Can anyone who follows a low-carb plan share a day in the life of their meal plan? I would appreciate the advice.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      The reason you cannot lose weight by starving yourself (using a low calorie diet) is because your metabolism will detect any major drop in calories and it will then ADJUST ITSELF by burning fewer calories each day.

      If you begin eating 2,500 calories per day then your metabolism will adjust itself so that your body begins burning 2,500 calories per day.

      If you try to starve yourself by suddenly eating 1,000 calories per day then your metabolism will again ADJUST ITSELF so that your body begins to burn only 1,000 calories per day. That's why you have failed in your past dieting attempts, that's why you always seem to fail when you try and starve yourself.

      Low carb diets have certainly become popular in recent years, but such diets often leave you feeling miserable each day (since they drain most of your energy and can leave you feeling quite awful each day).

      Check out these facts below...

      Did you know that several popular low carb diets are so strict that you cannot even eat a large apple during the first couple weeks? It's true.

      Also, many low carb diets won't even let you enjoy a 'normal' restaurant meal (ordered without any carb restrictions) for many months after you begin.

      Therefore, low carb diets can leave you feeling MISERABLE each day, which is not the answer.

      There is a concept called Calorie Shifting.Its an idea of "cheating" your body systems to produce fat-burning hormones.Actually there are lots of (low calorie) carbs in many fanciful and tasty fruits,vegetables and nuts that you can eat.

      We don't have to stick to the food that we are used to.We can modify whatever we eat at will.

      You can try this Calorie Shifting diet http://budurl.com/fatlossidiots

  37. QUESTION:
    low carb diet help please?
    Because i'm a fussy eater, basically my diet will consist of fruits, meats, salads, vegetables and dairy. Plus my cereal at breakfast, that's one thing i won't change. I was thinking Just right (original), or special k. What do you think? Does this sound alright? I will be doing a lot of exercise.
    Oh, and can someone please give me low carb lunch box ideas for lunch, i'm really struggling. In fact if someone could give me a sample low carb meal plan, they may even just get best answer. :)
    But keep one thing in mind please, I DO NOT EAT EGG! So if you can find/make one with out egg, you are a legend :) thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Calorieking.com lets you look up nutritional info on almost any food (including carbs), prepared in various ways. The Mayo Clinic has some good low-carb diet info and food suggestions here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/low-carb-diet/NU00279

      Shirataki noodles are very low in carbs, and are made with yam flour, tofu, or a combination of the two. You can eat them in place of pasta, and the Hungry Girl blog recommends trying them with Laughing Cow cheese for a low-calorie, low-carb version of Fettucine Alfredo (which, of course, would only work in your lunchbox if you have access to a microwave). They can also be eaten cold with a vinaigrette.

      Crispbreads (those big, grainy crackers made by Rykrisp or WASA) are relatively low in carbs, and you could top them with tuna (you could take a small can with you and spread it on at lunchtime) and mayo (in a packet) or a processed cheese spread like Laughing Cow (it won't go bad in your lunchbox).

      Planters sells individual bags of nuts. You could try dehydrated cheese, which sounds gross but is really good and low in carbs. It's crispy and yummy, and doesn't have to be refrigerated. Those little lunchbox soy and almond milk containers are nice too.

      Hope this helps! Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can I follow a low-carb diet Mon-Fri & eat carbs only on weekends?
    I started a low-carb diet to help lose 10 lbs (nothing drastic). I do a great job following a low-carb meal plan (also happens to be very low in fat as well) during the week, but once the weekends comes, its very hard to resist eating chips, cookies, rice and other carbs I enjoy with my friends and family. What I would like to know, is it possible to lose weight doing the diet this way? Also, are there any health risks (boold sugar levels, etc) that I should be concerned about, or is this worth a try???
    Also wanted to mention I work out 3-4 days a week, running 4 miles each time and weight training. I'm not really trying to do Atkins or go into ketosis, I justb thought that cutting carbs while following a lower fat diet may help, I'm just worried about jolting my system on Saturday with a bowl of ice cream or spagetti & meatballs.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all low carb should never ever be low fat - that would be a low calorie, high protein plan that will force your body to not only catabolize it's own lean tissues but would use protein as a fuel source. Lean protein as fuel is very dangerous in itself. Too much of the byproducts of turning protein into fuel can overwhelm the body with nitrogen & ammonia & this isn't healthy.

      Eating carbs on weekends is fine, you won't lose weight but it's fine to maintain weight. I would suggest staying low carb for breakfast & lunch or most of the time & not make it a binge.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger the fat storage hormone insulin. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient

  39. QUESTION:
    Could someone help me make a healthy meal plan?
    I have recently started to work out and I know along with exercise comes a healthy diet. I am aming for a high protein, low carb meal plan.

    I am 15 I weight 122 and am about 5'4" male.

    I'm not exactly sure how to design a good meal plan so I need some help. I could do 6 meals per day.

    Here are some foods I have and like.

    Chicken
    Veggie burgers
    Canned chicken
    Green beans
    Asparagus
    Broccoli
    Spinach
    Pretty much any veggies
    Any fruits I can get
    Mandarin oranges
    Bananas
    Strawberries
    Apples
    Wheat bread
    Crackers
    Rice
    Eggs
    Salad
    Milk
    Protein shakes
    Peanut butter
    Pb&j
    Mixed nuts
    Almonds
    Any soups

    - I also am taking 2 megamen sport vitamins per day.

    Thans to anyone who helps. I will really appreciate it! Will choose best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are going for low-carb diet, you should cut out:

      Most fruits (bananas, apples, grapes - sugar in the form of fructose)
      Any bread & those PBJ
      Crackers
      Rice
      Most milk (has a lot of sugar in the form of lactose)

      I advise you to read the sourced book. Toward the end it has great examples for meal plans.

  40. QUESTION:
    low carb diet plan, any help?
    hey im starting a 2 week no carb diet plan
    i know everyone says low carb diet plans are rubbish and bad but its only for 2 weeks and its to test my willpower more than anything

    also im a vegetarian
    any low carb meals or foods you would recommend

    thanks a lot :)

    • ANSWER:
      There's no way to be "no carb" as a vegetarian, unless you plan on eating nothing but mushrooms and macadamia nuts.
      but if you say "no carb" to mean eliminating refined grains and sugars, then just eat the lower glycemic veggies and legumes, and leave out the bread, cereal, pasta, rice, peas, corn, and potatoes.
      Eat cooked beans and lentils in small amounts, and fill up on green leafy veggies, and add some colorful veggies too, like red bell peppers, yams, blueberries and such. Drink milk if you're inclined, but be careful with things like honey, bananas, and all really sweet fruits. They have more natural carbohydrates.

  41. QUESTION:
    low carb diet plan?
    i just want a basic low carb diet plan. i want each meal planned out so i know what to buy. can anyone help me find this? all the kinks i find explain how it works but i already know that. i want meal plans.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the Kraft foods website, under the healthy living tab. Sign up for free and you will receive new weekly meal plans. Good luck.

  42. QUESTION:
    High Protein/Low Carb Diet...?
    I am wondering if anyone has suggestions of any sites of high protein/low carb meal plans... even a list of foods that would work also.. Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice, beans) trigger insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue as well as their metabolism slowing down to work more efficiently on fewer calories & it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like the heart). This stress to the vital organs cannot be healthy.

  43. QUESTION:
    can anyone give me a low carb diet plan!?
    I need to shift 15lbs in five weeks, I am doing a mix of cardio/weights 6 days a week. I feel like low carb will work best here for fast results...any advice on meal plans much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Atkins (low carb) menu/meal ideas on a budget?
    I spend a week.
    I have most seasonings.
    We don't eat pig, so it has to be able to be substituted.

    I'm asking for ideas because I've just been lazy lately and not wanting to look through recipes, which has had me all off the road of weight loss. I have lost 38 lbs and nothing more in a week or two.

    Not looking for advice, just recipes, meal plans etc. ^_^
    ......................... Hotwings, you fail. Lol L2R

    • ANSWER:
      I am just like you. I am on the Atkins plan and I don't reallyt care for cooking. Atkins meatloaf is really easy and cheap. We eat that once a week and I eat the leftovers for lunch the next day. Polska Kiabalsa with onions and green peppers is also a good cheap, main dish. I go to http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/index.html , Linda's Low Carb recipes when I get tired of the same ol stuff. She has so many good recipes on her site.

  45. QUESTION:
    NO CARBS AFTER 6, LOW CARB MEAL IDEAS?
    iv just been told by the man at the gym that its a bad idea to eat carbs after this time. does anyone have any food/meal idea which are low carb

    ps i am currently on the weight watchers plan so if any one has meal ideas aimed at this plan that would also be very helpful
    1 second ago - 4 days left to answer.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Help with making a meal plan?
    1600 calorie/healthy meal plan low carb or fat or something like that...
    Should it be the same thing every day or a 3 day rotation or something like that?
    I am 17 years old but dont do much exercise, and my parents have stopped cooking for me because my eating is crazy i eat sometimes at dinner and not others. I want to be healthy and am looking for the right meal plan. I looked at how many calories i should be having for my age and height (17 years old, 176cm tall and weigh 62kgs) can anyone help?
    as well as loosing like 3-4kgs i really want to just be healthy too

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a low-carb vegetarian diet plan?
    I would like a plan for a low-carb vegetarian diet. I do not eat fish or fowl. I do eat eggs and cheese. Does anyone have an actual diet plan with the meals laid out?

    • ANSWER:
      http://choosediet.blogspot.com/

  48. QUESTION:
    help me plan a special meal for my boyfriend tonight low carb?
    theres a story behind this. i just found out im diabetic. the doctor put me on a low carb diabetic diet. im also overweight and trying to lose weight to possibly get off the medication. so for 3 weeks now ive been watching what i eat and trying to exercise more. my boyfriend has been working alot so we havent shared many meals or else we eat out alot when he is home. last weekend he tried to surprise me by grilling out. he made beer brats and burgers and ears of sweet corn. when i went to make my plate i made a small burger and took the smallest ear of corn and went to the fridge to make myself a small side salad. when he saw me doing this, he got kinda upset and asked why i was making a salad when he just made all this food. he also knows sweet corn on the grill is my favorite and saw i only grabbed one ear. i explained how the corn has a lot of carbs and i cant eat much. he got upset but wouldnt show it. now he makes comments about going grocery shopping and not knowing what 2 buy me
    its hard because im trying to get him to understand that my eating needs to change but he doesnt have to suffer cause of it. i dont mind making dishes and then pairing it up with more veggies or salads. im trying to lose weight and better myself too. he is 6 foot and weighs nothing so it making this hard.

    help me plan a nice dinner for him tonite that i can eat as well. i want to show him that my diet isnt so bad. i have ground beef and chicken in the fridge. i can go to the store if needed. what should i make? dessert ideas? any help would be appreciated.
    the chicken idea is great!! any ideas for side dishes? he would be pleased to see me fire up the grill by myself. i want to have something cooking on his way home from work tonite.
    thanks for that website for recipies. i have been on here for over an hour looking things up and most of the sites want you to buy there books and meals. im just looking for things to cook. alot of the sites had no variety or the ingredients were complicated. thanks soo much..

    • ANSWER:
      Here is one for Barbecue Chicken and you can follow the source link for more ideas. Didn't want to add a lot here as not sure really what you are in the mood for this evening.

      Old-Fashioned Barbecue Chicken
      Serving Total 12
      Ingredients

      * Cooking spray canola or olive oil
      * 12 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
      * 1/2 cup white vinegar
      * 2 12-ounce cans of tomato puree (no salt added)
      * 1 medium onion, finely chopped
      * 6 tablespoons spicy mustard
      * Juice of 1 lemon
      * 1/4 cup sugar substitute
      * 1 dash hot sauce (optional)
      * 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      * 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
      * 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

      Directions Prepare the barbecue grill.

      Make the sauce:
      1. Simmer tomato puree and onion in a covered saucepan for five minutes.

      2. Add the mustard, lemon juice, sugar substitute, seasonings, and vinegar.

      3. Simmer uncovered for eight minutes until the sauce thickens.

      Cook the chicken:
      1. Spray chicken breasts with cooking spray and rub them with ground black pepper.

      2. Place chicken evenly on the hot grill.

      3. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes, turning frequently.

      4. When chicken is nearly done, brush both sides with barbecue sauce.

      5. Continue to grill until the chicken is done (no pinkness).

      6. Transfer to serving platter and spoon the remaining sauce over the chicken.
      Nutrition
      Per serving: 170 calories, 3g carbohydrate, 33g protein, 2g fat, 1g fiber, 246mg sodium
      EXCHANGES: 4 VERY LEAN MEAT, 1 VEG
      CARB COUNTING: NONE

  49. QUESTION:
    first two weeks of low carb diet what specifically do you eat.?
    i have pcos and really need to lose weight. can you give me a good meal plan for low carb diet, and tell me exactly what to do. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Flowergirl, it depends on what type of low cab diet you are following as the term can be very broad at times. Atkins is the most popular and one of my favorites. You start off by doing induction for two weeks, this is what it looks like:

      http://www.apinchofhealth.com/resources/lowcarb/atkins-induction.html

      Good luck! :)

  50. QUESTION:
    Example of what you eat each day on your high protein, low carb diet?
    What do you normally eat a day? I'm on a high protein, low carb plan and I'd like some meal examples...and should i only eat the whites of eggs? Let me know any other info. that you have too! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A low carb diet needs to be a high fat diet (>65% of total calories), protein shouldn't be used as fuel. If you don't understand this, check my profile watchlist or ask another question (not enough characters here) Eat whole eggs, the yolk is the source of nutrition.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads - Bacon, lettuce & a lil tomato with avocado/mayo dressing is my fav. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles & your fav meats. I love eggs & could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms & peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, mozzarella) I prefer very thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne is my fav) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love love love my rotisserie and it makes the meats extra tasty. I cook a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the bones (add vinegar to leach minerals) & turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese (and broccoli after induction) with cayenne powder & nuke a couple of minutes for nearly instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 2T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (2-4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      I eat all my favorite Chinese, Italian, even Mexican foods with low carb foods. Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute (for me) Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body and also add pizza toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, lots of mozzarrella. Alfredo sauce is also low carb..

      I make a lot of shredded cabbage & mayo or fried cabbage if I'm a bit more ambitious. I cook up some bacon & throw in onions & let them fry & it makes any salad extra special (BLT) Avocado & turkey is great on a salad - Grilled chicken or fajita meat & fried onions too. Sometimes I'll make a canned salad - can mackerel, can baby corn, can water chestnuts, can bamboo shoots, can artichoke hearts, can sweet red peppers & add in mayo & chia seed gel.

      Kim Chee is a fermented cabbage salad & is suppose to be one of the most healthy foods in the world. You can make a huge batch & it will sit in refrigerator fine for a long time.

      I usually make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. I cook meats 20-30# at a time (for just me) I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it's name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I've heard faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers. "potato" salad using cauliflower instead.

      Adapt what you've always eaten first (I bet someone has a recipe for it or low carb version) and then start exploring.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food (when you can splurge some - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy mine in bulk - 24# for .83# with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn & are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin & add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie p


Low Carbs Foods

Sugar-free, Low-fat Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes
The following are a group of very tasty homemade salad dressings that are quick, easy, and healthy. Perfect for diabetics and dieters, too.

DIJON-LEMON VINAIGRETTE SALAD DRESSING

3 tbsp water

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a jar and cover tightly. Shake jar vigorously to mix ingredients well. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Per a 1 tbsp serving: 25 cal, 1 g carbs, 0 protein

Variations: Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette: Use 1/4 cup of the above recipe and add 2 tablespoons minced cilantro and 1 tablespoon lime juice.

Lemon Caper Vinaigrette: Use 2 tablespoons of the Dijon-Lemon Vinaigrette and add the following: 2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons capers, drained, 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. This is good over a green salad that is topped with grilled chicken or tuna.

Enjoy!

LOW-FAT HOMEMADE THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING

1/4 cup plain, unsweetened low-fat yogurt

1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk

1 tbsp fat-free mayonnaise

1 tbsp chopped dill pickle

1 tbsp catsup

1 tsp chopped fresh parsley

1/8 tsp seasoned salt

In a small mixing bowl, combine yogurt, buttermilk, and mayonnaise, stirring until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate. Serve after thoroughly chilled.

Yield: Approximately 3/4 cup

1 serving of 2 tablespoons = 34 cal, 3 g carbs, 1 g protein

LIME VINIAGRETTE DRESSING:

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup finely chopped tomato

1 tbsp vinegar (I prefer cider vinegar)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lime juice

1/2 tsp lime zest

1 garlic cloved, minced

dash of salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp chili powder

In a food processor or blender, combine the dressing ingredients. Place lid on container and process until you have a smooth dressing. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What foods can I eat if I'm trying to stick to LOW carbs, LOW fat in order to lose weight?
    I'm trying to change my eating habits in order to lose weight and I'm focusing on low carbs, low fat food. I heard that I should try and eat foods with high fiber, high protein. I've gotten some ideas from people, such as eating fiber crispbread instead of regular bread. I also like pickles since they have no calories. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as foods that would be healthy for me to eat on a day-to-day basis? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      How about changing your diet.

      1. No soda
      2. No caffiene
      3. No Diet Soda or Sugar Free stuff.. ( your body gets all confused)
      4. Eat a good breakfast, lil snack, lunch, light dinner
      5. No heavy meals past 6PM you don't want a lot of food in your belly when you're sleeping.
      6. No TV Get outside and PLAY
      7. Play a sport and feel challenged
      8. Try http://www.weightlossdisc.com it workd i tried it.

  2. QUESTION:
    What foods are low in carbs and good cardio exercises for stripping fat?
    17 year, 188cm tall, 80kg. FAT!
    what food have no cabs and very low carbs. At the moment all im eating is carrot and dip, capsicum and muscle bars, yogurt... I needa know more low carb no carb foods....
    Also what are good exercises for stripping fat
    (im not very fat just chuppy so i can do hard exercise)

    • ANSWER:
      Theres no specific exercise that strips fat, but working all of your muscles will help.

      I suggest swimming, joggin, running, squats, pushups, situps, crunches, dumbell curls and anything else you can!

      it will help.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some foods low in carbs?
    I need to lose 40 pounds in 4 months. Can you suggest foods low in carbs?
    Please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      meat, fish, eggs, cheese all in low carbs ;]

  4. QUESTION:
    i have pcos and i know that to lose weight i have to eat low carbs foods what type of foods are low carbs.?
    many people tell me to eat low carbs and more fiber but i really don't know what type of foods are low in carbs.can somebody tell me what exact foods are low carbs. Please!! it would help me alot

    • ANSWER:
      well obviously if you have to lose weight low carbs are the foods you don't eat.. the ones actually good for you.

  5. QUESTION:
    What are some foods low in/no carbs?
    I heard that exercising(duh) & not eating carbs after 5 pm helps lose weight.. but I was wondering what some foods that have no carbs or foods that are low in carbs are?

    • ANSWER:
      If it doesn't have a face, it has carbs. In other words, only meat has zero carbs. Low-carb foods include vegetables, eggs, and some dairy (such as cheese).

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know any recipies for GOOD low calorie & carbs foods?
    Like something that isnt nasty, is convienient, a snack, a meal, or anything else plz help!

    • ANSWER:
      ANGEL DELIGHT
      *********************
      Fresh (sliced and crushed to juice them up) or frozen strawberries
      Non fat cool whip (it comes in strawberry now but can be plain)
      Angel food cake
      Drained canned pineapple (crushed or tid bits)
      Bananas - 2-4

      Break the cake into pieces and add and mix the remaining ingredients

      This is a wonderful and popular dish that you can make at a picnic right before serving... it is a hit AND delicious and NOT FATTENING.

      Good Luck
      Hotttttttt doggggggg

  7. QUESTION:
    What are foods with no carbs or very low carbs?
    I want to go on a low-carb diet and possibly intake no carbs at all.
    Yes, I have been looking online to find a food chart of some sort but I can't really find anything.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Most vegetables are low carb. Some good foods to include in your diet are broccoli, green leafy veg. like swiss chard, kale, spinach. There are few veg. that are high in carbs... like corn- avoid this. Carrots, too are higher in carbs. Eat as much food as possible in its most natural state.
      You still need to get some carbs, just stick to lower glycemic carbs like these mentioned above. Also add a lot of fiber to your diet to help make you feel full and to help cleanse your colon as well. Some good fiber supplements contain guar gum, psyllium seek husk powder and apple pectin.
      If you are going on a low carb diet, you want to avoid eating fruit very often. If you do eat fruit, have in in the early part of the day, preferably before 12:00 noon and make it a low-glycemic fruit such as peaches, strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit, cantaloupe and plums. Avoid watermelon, grapes and bananas. Fruits should always be eaten along with a source of protein to avoid a rapid increase in blood sugar. When you eat a high glycemic food (sugary food) alone, your blood sugar goes up, insulin is released, sugar is stored as glycogen and fat. This actually teaches your body to store fat efficiently... exactly what you are trying NOT to do. It also makes you crave carbs.
      Also, if you are going low carb, you need to eat every 2.5 - 3 hours to help maintain a normal blood sugar level. This will keep you from getting hungry (and binging) as well as keeping your brain functioning well.
      Include good fats in your diet too (not too much). Your body needs fats to make hormones which regulate many cellular functions. Add a couple of teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil to hot vegetables or salad along with lemon juice. Omega-3 fish oil is very beneficial as well.
      If you are going low carb, you need to make sure you are getting enough lean, good quality protein from sources (if you are not vegetarian) like lean beef, turkey, chicken, wild salmon, cod and flounder. You'll need about 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. You can check out a lot of good nutritional information in a book by Corinne Netzer, The Complete Book of Food Counts.
      Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    can you provide a list for me on what foods have low- carbs?
    im going to try to loose weight, and gain muscle, so i just need a list of foods that have low-carbs.....

    thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Anything of the meat, fish, or poultry families are usually trace carbs or zero carbs, including things like liver and such. Cheese is very low, all oils are zero, butter is zero and much better for you than margarine. You can eat lobster, shrimp, oysters, all of course with no breading. I think Splenda has more carbs than Sweet n Low, but tastes better. Vinegar, mayo, mustard, all low carb. Those snacks, pork rinds, are OK, I don't like them much though. I grind them up in the food processor till they are like flour and use them, along with egg, to make a batter for anything. Fried chicken takes on a whole new and wonderful flavor, as does fish, or oysters. Eggs are zero carbs, bacon.

      Be careful of ketchup, it has sugar in it. You need to read labels very carefully.

      Asparagus is very low, and you can buy low carb bread and flour. Hope this helps some. I have a lot of recipes if you get stuck.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are some foods low in sugar, low in carbs, and high in protein and fiber?
    I'm trying to get abs so I'm eliminating sugars and going low on carbs for now and high in protein and fiber. Thanks in advance guys.

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    What are some foods with low carbs, low sugar, high fiber, and good for turning fat into muscle?
    Simple.

    • ANSWER:
      3.5 oz Brazil nuts 656 cal - 5g net carbs - 8g fiber - 66g fat - 14g protein
      3.5 oz Chia seeds 490 cal.- 6g net carbs- 38g fiber - 31g fat - 16g protein
      3.5 oz Flax seeds 534 cal.- 2g net carbs - 27g fiber - 42g fat - 18g protein
      3.5 oz Sunflower 584 cal.- 11g net carbs - 9g fiber - 51g fat - 21g protein (raw, soak)
      1 Avocado -------- 227 cal. - 3g net carbs - 9g fiber - 21g fat - 3g protein

      These 4 examples of foods gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g.

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 4 cups chopped (about 8 stalks)
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      --------------------------------------
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      Fat doesn't turn into muscle - they are 2 different systems but you can lose fat while gaining lean tissues on a low carb way of eating.

      I highly recommend low carb way of eating for optimal health. It takes 3-6 weeks for the body to become fully fat adapted to perform athletically but the body does convert *if* carb cycling is not used. Athletes studied said their performance was effected the first week or so but recovered to full athletic ability within a few weeks.

      For bodybuilders, low carb creates lean tissues even without working out, working out should create even more muscle mass. When insulin dominates the blood stream, testosterone & human growth hormone (HGH) aren't produced, which are both anabolic hormones & contribute to muscle growth. Excess protein is converted to glucose *unless* dietary fat levels are greater than 80% of dietary calories, then I believe that excess protein is forced to create lean tissues (just as excess carbohydrates are forced to create fat tissues).

      Marathon athletes aren't restricted to glycogen stores. Athletes in glycolysis (using glucose for fuel) have to "carb load" to fill glycogen stores but athletes in ketosis (using fat for fuel) don't have these restrictions. A normal weighted person has enough fat stores to run for more than 200 hours - glycogen stores only last a few hours before being depleted & the athlete "hits the wall"

      from the article below -

      Numerous current studies show that dieters who follow high-protein low-carb strategies--even plans with higher fat intake--lose more fat and maintain or gain more muscle mass than dieters who rely on higher carb diets.

      Yes, you read that right--many dieters actually gained muscle mass without working out, simply by eating a high-protein diet. This is due to several factors. First, amino acids from protein drive muscle growth. When you consume a high-protein meal, amino acids from the protein travel to muscle cells and actually initiate the processes that cause muscle growth.

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0KFY/is_4_23/ai_n13790123/?tag=content;col1

      I highly recommend adding virgin coconut oil to your diet. All fats can be used for sustained energy, but coconut oil is the (only) fat that can be used for quick energy like a carb.

      Carb cycling programs never allow the body to become fully fat adapted, which I believe takes 3-6 weeks. The metabolism just shuts down & awaits a return to glycolysis.

      This study referenced:

      http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/1/1/2

      show that the body (even for athletes) become fat adapted *with time* & allow unimpaired endurance performance despite nutritional ketosis.

      "The most obvious of these is the time allotted (or not) for keto-adaptation. In this context, the prescient observation of Schwatka (that adaptation to "a diet of reindeer meat" takes 2–3 weeks) says it all. None of the comparative low-carbohydrate versus high-carbohydrate studies done in support of the carbohydrate loading hypothesis sustained the low carbohydrate diet for more than 2 weeks ....

      There are to date no studies that carefully examine the optimum length of this keto-adaptation period, but it is clearly longer than one week and likely well advanced within 3–4 weeks. The process does not appear to happen any faster in highly trained athletes than in overweight or untrained individuals. This adaptation process also appears to require consistent adherence to carbohydrate restriction, as people who intermittently consume carbohydrates while attempting a ketogenic diet report subjectively reduced exercise tolerance."

  11. QUESTION:
    I'm trying to cut down on carbs, What foods are low in carbs, healthy and fill you up?
    what foods are low in carbs and are good for you?
    And if you are on a low card diet what do you eat?
    Any good advice 10 points

    • ANSWER:
      protein sources: eggs, chicken, tuna, talapia, steak, eggs, whey protein powder, turkey

      fat sources: raw almonds, raw cashews, all natural peanut butter, extra virgin olive oil, macademia nut oil, avocados (sparingly)

      carb souces: green veggies are fine on a low carb diet

      What I eat:

      Meal 1: egg omelete
      Meal 2: whey protein shake with almonds separately
      Meal 3: Salmon with green salad (olive oil as dressing)
      Meal 4: chicken with cashews separately
      Meal 5: whey protein shake with all natural peanut butter separately
      Meal 6: steak with green salad
      Meal 7: egg omelete

      very boring but very effective and it gives me tons of energy and nutrient dense calories.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some good foods with low carbs?
    Im not trying to lose weight (im actually trying to gain weight) but im trying to watch how much carbs im taking in. Since i lift weights, i hear too much carbs causes less human growth hormone release that helps build muscle. Just trying to watch wat i eat

    • ANSWER:
      http://70.47.24.96/atkins/recipes.php

  13. QUESTION:
    Which foods have low carbs, low/no fat, and high fiber and protein?
    I'm trying to improve my diet, and I was going to try starting an all vegetable diet (I am vegetarian anyways), but I've heard I wont get enough fiber and protein. I want something with low carbs, little or no fat, and tons of protein and fiber. Vegetables have lots of protein, but I need something more.

    • ANSWER:
      veggies also contain tons of fiber.
      Veggies are also low/no fat.
      You need to educate yourself a bit more.
      Your body needs fats to have soft skin and shiny hair. Healthy fats also are good for brain and heart health. Omega 3 and 6 are examples of good fats we need in healthy combinations.
      Carbs are also needed for energy and cell growth. There is a difference between carbs from cake, pie, candy and soda and carbs from fruits, veggies,legumes and whole wheat products.
      google a list of high fiber foods and you will see all the fruits and veggies and whole grains listed.
      google a list of high protein vegetarian sources and many will be the same as the high fiber ones.
      google a list of high carb foods and you will see that fruits and veggies probably are NOT on the list or on the very low end of the scale.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do I know what foods are low glycemic carbs or Higher Glycemic carbs?
    I'm working on my bodybuilding diet and I'm interested in learning what I should eat in the morning; low glycemic carbs.

    Also would eating a morning meal in low glycemic carbs help me with my energy level in the morning? Cause I feel as though I don't have. enough energy when I'm at work in the morning.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a great book out called The China Study. It speaks about a high vegetable diet versus a high animal content diet. It does not touch much on the glycemic index but i will help with nutrition.

      Check with you local library they may have the written or audio book.

  15. QUESTION:
    How do I get flatter abs? low calorie foods? High protein, low carbs?
    Let me start from the top
    i'm a vegetarian so its fairly tough for me to get good protein intake.

    LIKE OTHERS I"M LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT ABS

    so first of all i have pretty flat abdominals....but there is a layer of fat that is hard to "work off"........i've heard........run, have a low calorie diet, and and train.............is that good enough to get the abs i've always wanted?...............i also heard that low carbs, high protein diet works.........which one do i use? low carbs, high protein? or the low calorie diet?...........i'm confused

    plus can someone please name a few foods that are good for the diet that you think is right.........again i'm a vegetarian so its hard for me to get good amount of protein...........someone recommended whey protein powder?

    I know thats a lot of questions but hopefully i'm not the only one going through this and someone has the answer
    thanx

    • ANSWER:
      Do leg-throws! Lie down flat on your back, have someone stand over you. The person should stand directally over your head with one foot next to each ear. Holding on to their ankles, lift you legs up (keeping your legs straight) until your feet are right in front of the person's face. Theperson should then push your feet forward... but do not let them touch the ground. Repeat (alternating the direction in which the person pushes your feet) daily. I will warn you though... you'll be very sore for about week when you first start (but it DOES WORK)!

  16. QUESTION:
    Are there any foods that are low in cholesterol and low in carbs?
    I'm looking for healthy foods that are low in carbs/sugar but I'm also watching my cholesterol

    • ANSWER:
      oatmeal helps to lower cholesterol.

  17. QUESTION:
    Are there any protein foods that have low carbs?
    Im trying to stay away from carbs and sugar.
    But i need more protein.

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Most animal protein has little to no carbs.

      All fish including:

      * Flounder
      * Herring
      * Salmon
      * Sardines
      * Sole
      * Tuna
      * Trout

      All fowl including:

      * Cornish hen
      * Chicken
      * Duck
      * Goose
      * Pheasant
      * Quail
      * Turkey

      All shellfish including:

      * Clams
      * Crabmeat
      * Mussels*
      * Oysters*
      * Shrimp
      * Squid

      *Oysters and mussels are higher in carbs so limit to about 4 ounces per day.

      All meat including:

      * Bacon*
      * Beef
      * Ham*
      * Lamb
      * Pork
      * Veal
      * Venison

      Eggs - half gram carb per egg

      Cheese, camembert Total Carbohydrate: 0g - 246g or 8.7oz = 1g carb
      Cheese, brie Total Carbohydrate: 0g - 240g or 8.5oz = 1g carb
      Cheese, limburger Total Carbohydrate: 0g - 227g or 8oz = 1g carb
      Cheese, gruyere Total Carbohydrate: 0g - 168g or 6oz = 1g carb

      Cheese carb counts - 100 gram servings (3.5 ounces) -
      Cheese, port de salut Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Cheese, monterey Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Cheese, monterey, low fat Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Cheese, goat, soft type Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Imitation cheese, american or cheddar, low cholesterol Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Cheese, muenster Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Cheese, cheddar Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Cheese, parmesan, dry grated, reduced fat Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Cheese, edam Total Carbohydrate: 1g
      Cheese, fontina Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, pasteurized process, american, Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, pasteurized process, cheddar or american, Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, pasteurized process, pimento Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, tilsit Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, low fat, cheddar or colby Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, low-sodium, cheddar or colby Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, roquefort Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      USDA Commodity, cheese, cheddar, reduced fat Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, pasteurized process, swiss, Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, provolone Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, goat, hard type Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, gouda Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, blue Total Carbohydrate: 2g
      Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk, low moisture Total Carbohydrate: 2g

      Many whey protein isolates are lower carb.

      Pistachios, spirulina, chlorella, chia seeds are all lower carb complete vegetarian protein sources.

  18. QUESTION:
    What foods are low in carbs and low in sodium?
    Im just wondering someone close to me has to have very low sodium or no sodium food but they refuse to get of atkins.

    • ANSWER:
      only processed foods are high in sodium, whole foods are virtually sodium free. protein sources like eggs, meat, pork, poultry, seafood are all virtually carb free.

  19. QUESTION:
    What foods have no carbs/low carb count?
    just wondering because i'm trying to eat only healthy carbs like whole wheat.. which i usually do anyways but i wanted to know what other foods don't have many carbs and what foods to stay away from (i already know white bread, pastries, white rice)

    • ANSWER:
      Pretty much all meat has no/low carbs and green vegetables are usually low in carbs as well. trying doing a word search on the "atkins diet" its all about low/no carbs.

  20. QUESTION:
    Cardio and Healthy foods....carbs/low carbs?
    Hi i really need to loose weight. What is the best way to loose weight qucik. Cardio should I run for 20 mins, bike for 15min, row for 5mins, walk for 5 mins, trad climb for 5 mins and.
    What foods can i eat what are low in carbs and have no carbs. Please help.
    Also if i train abs after cardio is this good or bad if i am just trying to slim up?

    • ANSWER:
      Eating several (5-6) small portion meals of everyday healthy food per day, along with exercise, will burn calories faster and build your metabolism in a short period of time, without dieting or counting calories.
      Meal suggestions:
      piece of fruit
      bowl of cereal (high fiber low sugar)
      bowl of oatmeal
      string cheese, summer sausage
      cottage cheese/yogurt (lowfat)
      tuna/turkey/ham sandwich (lettuce, tomatoe)
      soup
      salad
      raw veggies
      boiled eggs
      popcorn
      Always eat a good dinner (small portions)...fish/meat (bake, broil, grill) potatoes/pasta/rice, veggie...your body needs carbs, protein and vitamins to stay healthy...cooking with olive oil is best.
      Low calorie sweets...sugarless candy, ginger snap cookies,
      fig bars, 100% juice popsicles
      Drink plenty of water (6-8 glasses per day)
      Drink milk (low fat) or 100% juice/water with every meal
      (no soda pop or flavored drinks)
      Stay away from munchies, fried & fatty foods (no fast-food)
      Never eat before going to bed
      Yes, "daily" simple and cardio exercise like walking/hiking running, biking, kick boxing, swimming, rowing, jumping jacks, aerobics, dancing or playing any games that uses a ball will shed extra pounds, tone your body and keep it fit.
      Food is fuel, energy for the body, if you don't exercise to burn the energy, it turns to fat...fasting or skipping meals lowers your metabolism and forces the body to hold on to calories/fat, causing headaches, fatigue and weakness...weight loss pills damage your organs leading to diabetes, kidney and heart disease, even death.
      Eating healthy and exercising everyday you will feel and look so good.
      Here is a great site to target specific muscle groups for abs, butt, legs...
      http://www.shapefit.com/training.html
      (scroll down)

  21. QUESTION:
    What are some foods low in carbs? For those on a low-carb diet. 10 points!?
    Please suggest some good foods (eg. walnuts) that are low in carbs.
    I need to lose 40 pounds in 4 months.

    Thanks.
    @ "Baby":
    Serious about what exactly?

    • ANSWER:
      tunas, chicken breast, turkey... veggies...? lol are you serious? =/

      serious that you dont know whats the low carb foods are?...

  22. QUESTION:
    Which common foods are low in carbs?
    Looking to try a low carb diet, but not really sure which foods are low in carbs. Just looking for some ideas or a link to a good list or website.

    • ANSWER:
      96% of the worlds vegetables are low carb. Here is a list of some of what I eat: Romaine lettuce,turnip greens, broccoli,collards,cauliflower,cabbage,spinach,turnip roots,mustard greens,asparagus. Tomatoes and onions are a little higher in natural sugars so eat these sparingly. Bell peppers of all colors, zuchini,spaghetti squash,avocado,pumpkin.

      raspberries,strawberries,blueberries,blackberries,cantalope

      fats and oils such as peanut oil, olive oil, butter, coconut oil,

      Meats, seafood,poultry and game, nuts

      Here is an example of one of my favorite meals:
      6 ozs of steak
      salad: avocado,onion,tomatoe with italian dressing
      buttered turnips
      dessert chocolate pudding with fresh strawberries and whipped cream

      another:
      grilled or pan fried salmon
      salad:baby spinach,grape tomatoes, feta cheese crumbles
      fresh raspberrie parfait with a dollop of whipped cream or sour cream.

      breakfasts:
      bacon and eggs, of course
      "cold cereal"_ a bowl of chopped pecans,strawberries, blueberries, and half and half.

      All plans have a list of foods that are recommended, and as you can see there are come very healthy choices. Please read one of the a book about this.

      Here is a great web site:
      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com

  23. QUESTION:
    What foods are low carbs?
    I need a good list of foods that are low in carbs and its difficult to just find a list on the net. A family member has diabetes and the doctors said to start eating low carb foods. But we don't know exatly what she can eat. Please help. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      All meats, fish, eggs, and cheese have little to no carbs. Non starchy vegetables like lettuce, zucchini, broccoli, spinach, cucumers, are all low carb. Basically, any vegetable except corn and potatoes are probably OK. Even the higher carb veggies like squash and sweet potatoes are OK. Beans, legumes and nuts are OK too. The foods to avoid would be bread, pasta, white rice and of course all sweets. You can find some whole grain breads and pastas, that used in moderation and in conjunction with protein, are probably OK - just look for "whole grain" on the label.

      There are lots of low carb websites out there. You should be able to find a carb counter on one. Also, the library or bookstore should have books with nutritional information including calories, carbs and fat.

  24. QUESTION:
    Foods low in carbs and filling?
    I'm trying to lose weight by eating better and I need a food that is filling but is also low in carbs and fat. I've stopped eating bread because it has loads of carbs. Any help would be great

    • ANSWER:
      Eggs are fantastic, they're so simple and you can cook them loads of different ways.

      I don't think you should be going low fat, people need fat, fat is very important more so if your trying to lose weight.

      The best information on low carb diets can be found here. There's even a forum.

      http://www.marksdailyapple.com//welcome-to-marks-daily-apple/

      Also here's a pile of recipes that are low carb (and yummy looking)
      http://www.thefoodee.co/

  25. QUESTION:
    I need help with low carbs and high protein foods to eat. I don't care much for too many fruits and veggies.?
    My doctor suggested that I change my eating habits by eating less sugar and more low carbs and high protein foods. It seems like there isn't much choices, can you help? I'm trying to increase and taste new veggies since I don't like many.

    • ANSWER:
      Eat what you do like for now, in time your tastes will probably change. Your body requires protein & fats, but carbs (even vegetables & fruit) are optional. Make sure you take daily multi vitamins & minerals.

      Concentrate on what you can eat & not what you can't. I'd highly suggest adding ground flax seeds, chia seeds & almonds to your diet.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      Ground flax seed (2-4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.

  26. QUESTION:
    What lunch/breakfast foods are low in carbs, and high in protein?
    I need it to be a quick kind of food. 30 minutes tops is all I can spare. What I'm trying to do is lose my belly. I'm actually a very thin person but the wierd part is how my belly has gotten a big pouch. I just wanna lose it and go back to my six pack. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      meats

  27. QUESTION:
    i need some healthy HIGH calorie foods very low in fat and carbs?
    im trying to gain (muscle) weight and im all set on fats, carbs, and protein but im low on calories in my diet.
    any help? i need about 400-500 more calories haha.

    more protien is ok but NO-low carbs and fat.
    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Food is only made up of 3 components - protein, fat & carbs - if you lower fat AND carbs, that only leaves protein.

      If you eat only protein without sufficient fuel calories from fats or carbs, then you convert dietary protein to fuel leaving no protein for cellular needs, forcing the body to catabolize it's own lean tissues. Carbs may be optional, but fuel calories are not but they can come from fat or carbs, but not protein. There are not enough calories in fruits & vegs to fuel the body.

      If you don't keep your calories high enough, the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone).

      Protein is a very inefficient fuel to use exclusively for long term & the byproducts of the conversion to fuel can be dangerous if they overwhelm the body faster than the body can clear out the nitrogen & ammonia..

      Just for example - Someone asked "what if" about a diet of 500g of pure protein (2000 calories a day)

      500g protein with no fat would be fatal. Fat is essential but protein without fat will cause diarrhea & then death. So this next bit is only hypothetically speaking.

      500g of protein only would turn the protein into a fuel source and not be able to be used for tissue repairs & cellular regeneration. So although you would think 500g of protein would be sufficient for these needs, it would be converted to a very inefficient fuel source with a dangerous buildup of nitrogen & ammonia (byproducts of gluconeogenesis). The body can handle some of these byproducts but not large quantities for long term. So in essence, all this protein would be processed as fuel and the body would STILL have to catabolize it's own lean tissues for a protein source. 100% of the protein would be needed to convert to 58% glucose - it would be equal to fueling the body with 1160 calories of carbs and NO protein (IF your only ingestion was 2000 calories (500g) in pure protein).

      It's confusing to eat SO much protein and have none bioavailable but your body requires FUEL calories (which can come from fat OR carbs or both) AND protein.

      BUT if you ate more than sufficient protein with more than sufficient dietary fat calories AND controlled carbs to less than 9grams per hour. (Maximum carbs would be 144grams day or 576 calories - the balance of fuel calories would HAVE to be from dietary fats - at 9 calories per gram)

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow sex hormones (testosterone in males) & human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean tissue will be gained even without exercise.

      from the article below -

      Numerous current studies show that dieters who follow high-protein low-carb strategies--even plans with higher fat intake--lose more fat and maintain or gain more muscle mass than dieters who rely on higher carb diets.

      Yes, you read that right--many dieters actually gained muscle mass without working out, simply by eating a high-protein diet. This is due to several factors. First, amino acids from protein drive muscle growth. When you consume a high-protein meal, amino acids from the protein travel to muscle cells and actually initiate the processes that cause muscle growth.

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0KFY/is_4_23/ai_n13790123/?tag=content;col1

      It takes awhile to convert the body from being fueled by glucose to being fueled by fat but it does convert. Low carb marathon runners don't "hit the wall" with mid race fuel changeovers. It's not being fueled by fat that slows them down, it's the fuel conversion period.

      This study:

      http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/1/1/2

      seems to suggest that after one has become fat adapted, endurance exercise performance returns to normal, but sprint performance remains poor. The suggested reason is that this type of exercise can not be fueled by fat, it must be fueled by glucose.

  28. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that are low carbs are have no calories?
    Please help me out... I need to know this it's really important...

    • ANSWER:
      There are calories in all food, but raw vegetables have almost no calories, like lettuce, celery, spinach and carrots, etc.

  29. QUESTION:
    Some foods low in carbs AND sugar?
    I'm pregnant and have to take my gestational diabetes test tomorrow. I was told I didn't have to fast but I need to watch my carbohydrate and sugar intake today and tomorrow, before the test. I would just go ahead and fast to be on the safe side but I have to eat something or I'll probably end up sick. What are some foods low in carbs and sugar, mainly that I can eat for breakfast?
    It's almost like my doctor WANTS me to cheat the test...it's weird. I thought I should eat normally too.

    • ANSWER:
      Eggs - have an omelette. With some cheese and a few veggies if you like, but no toast.

      Or you could have yogurt, but keep it low-sugar obviously.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me foods high in protein and low in Carbs, really need some ideas?
    Can anyone give me foods high in protein and low in Carbs, really need some ideas?
    Trying to lose weight, want to try the high in protein and low in carbs diet which has a number of different names. I really need to complile a list of do's and dont foods first.
    Any suggestions for breakfast besides eggs, any ideas what i can put peanut butter on??? Can i eat tinned beans and tinned tuna???

    • ANSWER:
      Most meats are high in protein and low in carbs. Chicken, fish, red meats, egg whites, etc. Tinned and canned foods are bad for you because they contain a lot of salt and this causes water retention and weight gain. Drink a lot of water, stay away from juices and sodas. Exercise regularly because this is what helps with weight loss in addition to diets.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that are High/Low in carbs?
    Hi, I need a list of foods that are high and a list of foods that are low in carbs. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Foods that are low in carbs are generally proteins. Eggs, beef, chicken, seafood. Now, this being said, they should be grilled, baked or broiled - NOT fried or breaded. Other foods that are realtively low are vegetables without added fats.

      Foods that are high are bread, potatos, rice, pastas, fruits (beause of the natural sugars) and sauces.

      If you need a complete list, you can look up the Adkins diet. That diet has you eat a diet high in protein with relatively no carbs so there will be a more complete and specific list.

      Hope this helps.

  32. QUESTION:
    my partner has chronic pancretus and need high carbs and low fat and protein foods?
    does any one who has got this illness no what sort of food he should be eating or dose any 1 no any high carbs and low protein foods please help me because haven't a clue

    • ANSWER:
      There are some steps you can take to prevent pancreatitis from
      occurring again:

      1. - Eat a low-fat diet of about 30 grams of fat.

      2. - Eat foods low in fat and high in carbohydrates and protein to
      decrease the work load of your pancreas.”

      3. - Avoid eating rich fatty foods to reduce your chance of another
      attack.”

      4. - Eat small frequent meals rather than large meals that tend to
      make your symptoms worse.”

      5. - If your blood glucose has been high, you may need to avoid
      concentrated sweets.”

      6. - Limit the amount of caffeine and spicy and gas-forming foods
      that you eat. These foods stimulate the pancreas.”

      7. - Alcohol and nicotine should be avoided completely. Even a small
      amount of alcohol can cause an attack. Nicotine stimulates the
      pancreas. All tobacco products have nicotine, so you should quit
      smoking or chewing tobacco.”

  33. QUESTION:
    What foods are low in calories, carbs, and sodium...?
    I am trying to start a diet and it seems like every time something is low in, for instance, calories; its high in sodium. I want a low-carb diet as well. I need a list of foods that are low in these 3 components. Thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      Low Carbohydrate, Low Sodium and Low Calorie Foods List - http://www.etoolsage.com/chart/Food_Diet.asp?Cate=0&Chk205=205&SN205=10&SR205=%3C%3D&Amount205=9&Chk307=307&SN307=17&SR307=%3C%3D&Amount307=140&Chk208=208&SN208=32&SR208=%3C%3D&Amount208=40&pageNo=1

  34. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that are low in carbs and low in calories?
    I'm on a new diet until prom where I don't eat very many carbs about 30 a day and I'm only eating about 1200ish calories
    any suggestions on what I can eat?

    • ANSWER:
      Counting calories is good if you like to waste your time and feel bad about your diet. If you eat the "right" foods - calories are irrelevant.

      Losing weight is easy. That is important to understand. If you eat "right" - weight will melt away like a snowman in Mexico. The same rules apply for getting a 6-pack!

      So what exactly is eating "right?" Traditional schooling doesn't acknowledge the difference between cooked and non-cooked food.

      Step 1. Drink more water. Everyone should be drinking 50% of their body weight in ounces everyday. This alone will cure you of many of the common ailments AND give your body the fluids to help dispose of all the waste(fat) you can't seem to get rid of. Make it an absolute priority to drink 50% of your weight in ounces EVERYDAY.

      Step 2. Eat more Raw foods. Fruits, veggies, nuts and seeds. All raw. Eat all day - always have a raw food snacks on you - and be prepared to eat them. You can find Raw Food recipes all over the internet.

      Step 3. Eliminate - white foods, processed food, soda and limit cooked food

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  35. QUESTION:
    what are some foods that are low in protein and have low/no carbs?
    im trying to induce ketosis and i read that eating too much protein will sometimes not allow the body to do so, so what are some foods that i can eat that are low in carbs or no carbs and little protein?im tired of eating seafood!

    • ANSWER:
      Here Are Some Great Low Carbohydrate Foods
      If you are on a low carbohydrate diet, you may have noticed that there really is a lot that you can eat. But sometimes it helps to be reminded what the options are. Here are some major categories of some low carbohydrate foods with some helpful hints.

      Low Carbohydrate Food: Meat, Fish, Nuts, Cheese, Eggs, Beans
      If you would like to read more about meat, fish, nuts, cheese, beans or eggs, you can read about them on our high protein foods page. On the current page I will discuss foods that are not necessarily high in protein, but are foods low in carbohydrates.

      Low Carbohydrate Foods: Vegetables
      Not all vegetables are the same. Some are definitely low carbohydrate foods, while some are definitely not. I tend to think of vegetables coming in three groups. There are those that are so low in carbs that you can practically eat as much as you want without eating any significant carbs at all. This includes all lettuces, celery, cucumbers, and alfalfa sprouts.

      There are some vegetables that have a little more carbohydrate content than those in the first group, and should probably not be eaten more than a cup at a time, though they should be in your diet. These include asparagus, broccoli, onions, tomatos, cabbage, turnips, green beans, and snow peas.

      Finally, there are vegetables that should be avoided almost altogether. These include potatos, carrots, some squashes, and sweet potatos.

      Low Carbohydrate Food: Fats
      Fats are one of the most essential low carbohydrate foods. Fats have gotten a bad rap the last 30 years in the United States. Bad fats have been called good, good fats have been called bad. Cholesterol has been vilified, etc.

      After reading several works, and reviewing the amazingly scant evidence against saturated fat and cholesterol, I am firmly convinced that the best fats are the saturated fats, and the worst are the trans-fats and polyunsaturated fats. These latter fats oxidise much more quickly than the saturated fats. And, quite ironically, they and not the saturated fats may be a major source of cancer and heart disease. For more on this I recommend Mary Enig's Know Your Fats.

      So what are the best fats to eat on a low carbohydrate diet? I think there's nothing better than unsalted sweet cream butter. This is definitely a delicious food low in carbohydrates, and it goes with anything almost. Beef fat is also good. When you make the roast in the slow cooker, save the "juice" and make a soup out of it. Just add some vegetables, some spices, and a little of the roast, and you've got a great beef stew.

      Coconut oil is great, and is one of the fats least likely to oxidize. (One of the reasons we take Anti-"oxidant" vitamins is to combat the effects of oxidized fats.) Olive oil is a good monounsaturated fat.

      Low Carbohydrate Foods: Breads
      Breads should be avoided for the most part. However, breads can be a great low carbohydrate food, if made properly, and eaten in moderation. There are a couple of low carb bread recipes on this site.

      Low Carbohydrate Food: Desserts
      Desserts are generally not low carbohydrate foods. I think long term the best thing is just to break the dessert habit. The best desserts have sugar in them, for sure. And even some low carb recipes for things like pudding can backfire.

      However, there are some that work. Jello sweetened with an artificial sweetener like splenda (sucralose) or saccharine is a food low in carbohydrate, and is a good choice. Avoid nutrasweet (aspartame). I'm not sure, but I swear nutrasweet raises my blood sugar some and winds up triggering an insulin reaction.

      Other low carbohydrate desserts can include berries, as long as you are not in one of the stricter phases of your diet. A half cup of blueberries with whipped cream (no sugar) is a treat. I even like them with finely chopped walnuts sprinkled on top, but some people tell me I'm alone on that one.

      I have yet to try one of the low carbohydrate ice creams. They do sound tempting, though, don't they?

  36. QUESTION:
    what foods are low carbs?
    can someone give me a list of foods that are low carbs?
    and how many carbs should I eat if I want to lose weight?

    • ANSWER:
      acceptable food list -
      http://www.atkins.com/Program/Phase1/WhatYouCanEatinthisPhase.aspx

      These 4 examples of foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 4 cups chopped (about 8 stalks)
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      --------------------------------------…
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      Every day you should be eating these 2 items. If you need additional fat or calories, you can add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to the ground flax seed cereal. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil for people needing quick energy - coconut oil is the only fat that is converted to quick energy like a carb.

      Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes about 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates trigger insulin, the ONLY fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Meats smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/egg salad - sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Most people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

  37. QUESTION:
    Low Calorie, High Carbs Foods?
    Hello there...

    My name is Emma, not that you really needed to know that, but anyway.

    If somebody could help I would be ever so grateful, you see; I am a diabetic (type 1, im 14) but have put on some weight lately....

    I have taken the Light and Easy approach, but of course being 14 i can't buy that stuff. So I need to find some low calorie foods or no calorie foods, that still have a respectable amount of carbohydrates.

    It would also be helpful if somebody could write up a meal plan or something.

    I generally eat between 30 and 60 grams of carbs per main meal, and 15 gams of carbs at snack but I can go without snacks.

    PLEASE help me :)

    Be kind...Don't say its not necessary:)

    xoxo
    Love you all:D

    • ANSWER:
      Oatmeal

  38. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that are high in carbs but low in fiber?
    What are some foods that are high in carbs but low in fiber? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      white bread
      sugar
      enriched pasta
      juice
      regular soda
      plain bagels
      white rice
      basically anything that is mainly made with sugar or enriched white flour

  39. QUESTION:
    high protein foods that are low in carbs and fat?
    high protein foods that are low in carbs and fat. i want to find foods like this, i prefer to havealmost no carbs and 0 fat in it.

    • ANSWER:
      I hate that person for taking my answer :(

  40. QUESTION:
    What foods to fruits/vegatables to eat with low carbs and sugar?
    im looking for low fruit and vegatable carbs. i have huge thighs and i'm trying to take that away. please help!

    • ANSWER:
      Any kind of startchy vegetable or root vegetable is going to be much higher in carbs than a green leafy vegetable. Here is a list of low carb veggies:
      Sprouts (bean, alfalfa, etc.)
      Greens – lettuces, spinach, chard, etc.
      Hearty Greens - collards, mustard greens, kale, etc.
      Radicchio and endive count as greens
      Herbs - parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary, thyme, etc.
      Bok Choy
      Celery
      Radishes
      Sea Vegetables (Nori, etc)
      Cabbage (or sauerkraut)
      Mushrooms
      Jicama
      Avocado
      Cucumbers (or pickles without added sugars)
      Asparagus
      Green Beans and Wax Beans
      Broccoli
      Cauliflower
      Peppers
      Green Bell Peppers
      Red Bell Peppers
      Jalapeno Peppers
      Summer Squash
      Zuchinni
      Scallions or green onions
      Bamboo Shoots
      Leeks
      Brussels Sprouts
      Snow Peas (pods)
      Tomatoes
      Eggplant
      Tomatillos
      Artichokes
      Fennel
      Onions
      Okra
      Spaghetti Squash
      Celery Root (Celeriac)
      Carrots
      Turnip (see Carb Counts of Root Vegetables)
      Water Chestnuts
      Pumpkin

      For fruit, not much is low carb, but it still gives you vitamins and nutrients. The lowest carb is probably berries due to the high fiber content. Hope I helped! :)

  41. QUESTION:
    Are there any foods that are low in carbs AND low in fat?
    Are there any foods that are low in carbohydrates and low in fat?
    I'm not looking to lose weight, I just want to know what foods are low in carbs AND low in fat. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      A low carb diet needs to be a high fat diet. If you eat foods low in fat, you need to add additional fat to them to raise their fat level.

      Fat will not make you fat. Dietary fat is totally benign without carbs & it's impossible to store fat if your dietary fat levels are above 80% of total calories. Fat is essential to good health. The body can not make vitamins & minerals bioavailable to be incorporated into the body structure without dietary fat.

      If you eat a low carb, low fat diet, you will make protein your fuel source. While carbs may be optional, fuel calories are not but they can come from fat or carbs, but not protein. If you eat only meats without sufficient fuel calories from fats or carbs, then you convert dietary protein to fuel leaving no protein for cellular needs, forcing the body to catabolize it's own lean tissues.

      If you don't keep your calories high enough, the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone).

      Protein is a very inefficient fuel to use exclusively for long term & the byproducts of the conversion to fuel can be dangerous if they overwhelm the body faster than the body can clear out the nitrogen & ammonia..

      Just for example - Someone asked "what if" about a diet of 500g of pure protein (2000 calories a day)

      500g protein with no fat would be fatal. Fat is essential but protein without fat will cause diarrhea & then death. So this next bit is only hypothetically speaking.

      500g of protein only would turn the protein into a fuel source and not be able to be used for tissue repairs & cellular regeneration. So although you would think 500g of protein would be sufficient for these needs, it would be converted to a very inefficient fuel source with a dangerous buildup of nitrogen & ammonia (byproducts of gluconeogenesis). The body can handle some of these byproducts but not large quantities for long term. So in essence, all this protein would be processed as fuel and the body would STILL have to catabolize it's own lean tissues for a protein source. 100% of the protein would be needed to convert to 58% glucose - it would be equal to fueling the body with 1160 calories of carbs and NO protein (IF your only ingestion was 2000 calories (500g) in pure protein).

      It's confusing to eat SO much protein and have none bioavailable but your body requires FUEL calories (which can come from fat OR carbs or both) AND protein.

      BUT if you ate more than sufficient protein with more than sufficient dietary fat calories AND controlled carbs to less than 9grams per hour. (Maximum carbs would be 144grams day or 576 calories - the balance of fuel calories would HAVE to be from dietary fats - at 9 calories per gram)

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow sex hormones (testosterone in males) & human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean tissue will be gained even without exercise.

      from the article below -

      Numerous current studies show that dieters who follow high-protein low-carb strategies--even plans with higher fat intake--lose more fat and maintain or gain more muscle mass than dieters who rely on higher carb diets.

      Yes, you read that right--many dieters actually gained muscle mass without working out, simply by eating a high-protein diet. This is due to several factors. First, amino acids from protein drive muscle growth. When you consume a high-protein meal, amino acids from the protein travel to muscle cells and actually initiate the processes that cause muscle growth.

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0…

  42. QUESTION:
    what are low carbs foods?

    • ANSWER:
      Fruit, green veggies, meat and poultry.

      Stay away from bread, grains like rice and corn, white potatoes.

      Are you worried about your blood sugar?

      Look up low glycemic foods and low glycemic diet. It sure helped me to feel a lot better overall.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some foods with low-carbs that could help me on my weight loss goal!?!?

    • ANSWER:
      It's not so much the carbs but they type of carbs. There are simple carbs and complex carbs. You want to avoid the simple carbs... candy, enriched pasta, white breads, cookies, etc... Stick with the complex carbs those are the whole grain foods, whole wheat pasta, whole grain breads, apples, etc... Also foods high in fiber are great for making you feel fuller longer some great ones to try are things like broccoli and black beans. Also when reading your food lables check the amount of calories to the amount of calories from fat. You should avoid foods where the cal from fat are more than 1/3 the amount. Anything with a fiber count of 3 grams or more is good too.

  44. QUESTION:
    Are there any foods that are low in carbs, sugar, saturated fats, sodium AND are filling?
    My grandpa is 80 years old and has heart issues and is borderline diabetic. He recently had to go to the hospital and is re-thinking his entire diet. The problem is that finding yummy foods that are easy for him and fit all of his criteria is more than a little challenging! Does anyone have any pointers, suggestions, or recipes?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to break a carb addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, you will make healthy choices.

      The first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salad a day - Bacon, lettuce & a lil tomato with avocado/mayo dressing is my fav. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles. I love eggs & could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms, peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings. I like thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love my rotisserie & it makes meats tasty. I cook a turkey often & make soup with the bones & turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese & broccoli with cayenne powder & nuke 2 minutes for instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 4T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put cream cheese in middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      After 2 week, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week & add greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - adapt what you like to eat to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      Cabbage makes a good pasta substitute. Make lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed for body & add pizza toppings too. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I make a lot of shredded cabbage & mayo or fried cabbage if I'm a bit more ambitious. I fry up bacon & onions & it makes any salad special (BLT) Avocado & turkey - grilled chicken - fajita meat & fried onions is great also. I'll make a salad with 6 cans: mackerel, baby corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, artichoke hearts, sweet red peppers & add mayo & chia seed gel.

      Kim Chee is fermented cabbage & one of the healthiest foods. You can make a huge batch & it will sit in refrigerator fine for a long time.

      I make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. Go into the forums for recipes - I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted like it's name sake - faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese - "potato" salad using cauliflower instead. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki & low carb

      Chia seeds sound expensive but 1# will make 10# food - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy mine in bulk - for # with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn & are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream & added water) & artificial sweetener if you like & mix it all in. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin & add for pumpkin pie pudding.

      I make a raw porridge out of low carb whey powder & water, I add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut milk, tahini (ground sesame seeds) & raw egg. All seeds & nuts are raw & soaked to germinate them.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- olives

      Check out the recipe sites posted below -

      Thin and Crispy Pizza Crust

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/recipe-forum-sticky-threads/549376-thin-crispy-pizza-crust-easiest-ever-pics-included.htm

      Easy flax bread with pics -

      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breads/r/flaxbasicfoc.html

      Chilidog Casserole

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipereview/showproduct.php/product/3399/sort/8/cat/all/page/1

      Cheesecake -

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipereview/showproduct.php/item/3571_cheri%20A%20Cheesecake%20Factory%20Cheesecake%20%28converted%20to%20lowcarb%29

      Pumpkin soup & others

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lowcarb-recipe-help-suggestions/608599-low-carb-soups.html

      The link between saturated fats and heart health was based on faulty science & has been disproven. Dietary fat, whether saturated or not, is not a cause of obesity, heart disease, or any other chronic disease of civilization. Through their direct effects on insulin and blood sugar, refined carbohydrates, starches and sugars are the dietary cause of coronary heart disease and diabetes.

      http://www.drbriffa.com/blog/2010/01/15/two-major-studies-conclude-that-saturated-fat-does-not-cause-heart-disease/

      FINALLY they admit - no difference in the risk of heart disease even with highest intake of saturated fat & eggs are a superfood & have no effect on cholesterol

      http://blogs.webmd.com/heart-disease/2010/03/low-fat-diet-trojan-horse-of-heart.html

      Plaque build up in the arteries are more attributable to carb consumption than dietary fats, which seems to be the conclusion of the following study. Carb consumption raises triglycerides & VLDL (bad cholesterol). Fats raise the HDL (good cholesterol). High triglyceride levels & low HDL levels are an indicator of plaque, glycation - the precursors to a heart attack and heart disease.

      study from the Oxford group examining the postprandial (after-eating) effects of a low-fat vs. low-carbohydrate diet. (Roberts R et al, 2008)

      Postprandial lipoproteins, you'd think, would be plentiful after ingesting a large quantity of fat, since fat must be absorbed via chylomicrons into the bloodstream. But it's carbohydrates that figure most prominently in determining the pattern and magnitude of postprandial triglycerides and lipoproteins. Much of this effect develops by way of de novo lipogenesis, the generation of new lipoproteins like VLDL after carbohydrate ingestion.

      http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/after-eating-effects-carbohydrates-vs.html

      7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

      Saturated fat in the diet reduces the levels of lipoprotein (a) abbreviated Lp(a)—that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. The only dietary means of lowering Lp(a) is eating saturated fat. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.

      2) Stronger bones

      Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone - According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.

      3) Improved liver health
      Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol & medications and even to reverse the damage.

      4) Healthy lungs

      For proper function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

      5) Healthy brain

      Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Though highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA & DHA) are important for brain & nerve function, most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

      6) Proper nerve signaling

      Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.

      7) Strong immune system

      Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

      http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/06/06/saturated-fat/

  45. QUESTION:
    what foods are low in carbs and protein?
    i need an idea of what would be a better diet. i know i eat too many carbs/protien. but i want a balanced diet, not a crash diet or pills. any suggestions as to what to eat, i know what to avoid...

    • ANSWER:
      For optimal health, I advocate a low carb way of eating. As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories, because insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone) isn't activated.

      I personally believe in using fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. Fat is totally benign in the absence of insulin. There aren't enough calories in vegetables & fruits to fuel the body, if you get enough calories from carbs to fuel the body, then you maintain an almost constant high insulin level with roller coaster blood glucose levels. I recommend fats from butter, coconut, olives, avocados, nuts, fish & meats, chia seeds & flax seeds.

      These 2 items are 1000 calories 80% of calories from fat (4% carbs & 16% protein) - 90g fat 10g net carbs. If you need additional fat or calories, you can add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to the ground flax seed cereal.

      Half an avocado mashed with 2 ounces of mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      When you restrict higher carb, lower nutrition foods, it becomes much easier to greatly increase vegetables in your diet. Change your mindset just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli

      High carb levels trigger insulin which unbalance other hormones, promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones and allow sex hormones (testosterone in men) & human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger insulin, the fat storage hormone. Protein triggers the fat burning hormone, glucagon.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that have zero sugar, and low in carbs that are healthy?
    even foods that are low in fat that are healthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Celery. It is about the only food that requires more calories to eat than it provides you. Basically by eating celery you lose weight!

  47. QUESTION:
    What foods have low carbs?
    can anyone tell me what foods and snacks have low carbs in them

    • ANSWER:
      The important thing to know is where you are at on the low carb journey? Concentrate on what you can have and don't dwell on what you can't have.

      During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles & your fav meats. I love eggs and could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms & peppers & cheese. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne is my fav) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love love love my rotisserie and it makes the meats extra tasty. I cook a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the bones (add vinegar to leach minerals) and turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese (and broccoli after induction) with cayenne powder & nuke a couple of minutes for nearly instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 2T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (2-3 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.

      After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      I eat all my favorite Chinese, Italian, even Mexican foods with low carb foods. Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute (for me) Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body and also add pizza toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, lots of mozzarrella. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I don't cook often. I usually make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. I cook meats 20-30# at a time (for just me) I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it's name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I've heard faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers.

      Hope I've given you a start, I just don't cook much but many recipes abound. Adapt what you've always eaten first (I bet someone has a recipe for it or low carb version) and then start exploring.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food (when you can splurge some - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you.

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn and are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - pork rinds great crunch - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- avocado/mayo/cayenne dip - olives

      Pumpkin soup
      * 1 (12 ounce) package Jimmy Dean sausage
      * 1/2 cup onion, minced
      * 1 garlic clove, minced
      * 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
      * 1-2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
      * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
      * 4 cups chicken broth
      * 1/2 cup heavy cream
      * 1/2 cup water

      Directions
      1.Brown sausage, drain, then add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and mushrooms and sauté until done.
      2. Add pumpkin to this mixture and mix well.
      3.Then stir in the broth and mix well.
      4. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
      5. Stir in the heavy cream and water and simmer on low another 10-15 minute Taste and add salt& pepper as needed.

  48. QUESTION:
    What Are Foods That Are Low In Carbs?
    I'm going to do this Carb diet for about 2 weeks and I can only eat 30 carbs a day. I've never done a diet like this so I don't know what foods would be best and that would be good for this diet. Please help!

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any foods that are "low carbs" and "low fat", but high in calories?
    I am trying to gain lean muscle mass, so i need a surplus of calories in a day. But i don't want to gain fat. Any info would be great

    • ANSWER:
      Fat won't make you fat. Fat is inert in the absence of carbs. You will lose more body fat eating protein and fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast eat all you want but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter and half an avocado a day (you'll need added potassium). Keep the calories high and the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Adding in green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      Your body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow your metabolism to compensate and store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering your calories, it will continue lowering that set point, til you can survive off nothing and store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) and exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of the Atkins program is converting your body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). You need to keep your fat levels at >65% of your calories, if you don't your body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert your body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis) you will probably feel sluggish the first week but most people feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) triggers insulin which can store the calories you eat into fat. The more protein you eat the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate you eat the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

      Simple carbs are addictive and can be disastrous to our health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs and eat one every time you want "something" have huge omelets for breakfast, with bacon, a lil onion, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops for lunch. Get pork rinds and eat them with tuna salad. Steak for dinner. Make a huge sugar free cheese cake for dessert. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the fourth day, your addiction will be gone and you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger and unbalance other hormones. Controlling your insulin level will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so you will gain lean muscle even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase your muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

      The first 2 weeks you can have several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce and celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers and more variety of vegetables thereafter add 5 grams per day additional (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) every week til you gain weight, then you subtract 10 carbs. That would give you your personal carb level (everyone is different and it depends on how active you are.) As long as you remain <9 carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control, and shouldn't gain weight.

      Many people gain weight on high carb, then switch to low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb that they gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar and maintain weight or health.

      Dr.Atkins was a cardiologist, low carb was a health plan easier sold as a "diet" Read any of his books for easily understandable science. Normalizing blood pressure, blood sugar, insulin, cholesterol, triglyercerides and hormone levels are all bonus features of doing a low carb way of eating. Lutz "Life without Bread" & Taubes "Good calories, Bad calories" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.

      Reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass will have you in awesome shape in no time. Good luck!

  50. QUESTION:
    High carbs low fat foods.?
    I row crew and i have an erg test thursday so i wanted to eat a lot of high carbs low fat foods with a lot of protein would be nice too.

    • ANSWER:
      High carb low fat foods would basically be anything made with whole wheat (mostly breads and pastas) or oats (oat meal).

      As the for the protein, try lean meats (chicken breast, turkey breast, tuna).

      Good luck with the test.


No Carbohydrates Foods

Role and Benefits of Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates are the main source of blood glucose, which is a major fuel for all of the body's cells and the only source of energy for the brain and red blood cells. Except for fiber, which cannot be digested, both simple and complex carbohydrates are converted into glucose. The glucose is then either used directly to provide energy for the body, or stored in the liver for future use. When a person consumes more calories than the body is using, a portion of the carbohydrates consumed may also be stored in the body as fat.

Phytochemicals are getting lots of attention because of the beneficial, natural defense system they provide the body. Phytochemicals, the innate defense systems of plants, help plants ward off fungi, viruses and bacteria. When people consume a plant product, the same defense system is inherited, which helps them fight against cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Dietary fiber is classified into 2 types: insoluble and soluble. Both types of fiber are composed of dense indigestible polysaccharide carbs whose structure cannot be converted into glucose by human digestive enzymes. Paradoxically, the indigestibility of fiber makes it a very healthy addition to our daily diet. Insoluble fiber (eg. cellulose, a few hemicelluloses and lignin in plants and whole grains) benefits digestion by stimulating peristalsis - the muscle movements that propel food along the colon. Being bulky, the fiber allows the colonic muscles to get a better "grip". Point is, if food moves faster through the large intestine, the risk of digestive disorders (eg. constipation, diverticulitis, even colon cancer) is reduced.
Fructose is also known as fruit sugar. It is mainly found in fruits and honey. It can be found in some energy drinks mainly designed for endurance athletes. It is also used in some supplements as a sweetener since it is the sweetest of all the simple sugars. The absorption of fructose into the blood stream is much slower than that of glucose. This leads to less problems associated with roller coaster blood glucose levels that leave us feeling tired.

Carbohydrate restriction improves glycaemic control, the primary target of nutritional therapy and reduces insulin fluctuations.

Refined flour and sugar are perhaps the vilest villains that cause weight gain. Excessive intake of food products rich in these two ingredients can cause your blood glucose levels to increase, triggering the additional production of insulin, and causing the body to convert carbs to fat. Eating low carb foods would ensure that you get only the amount needed by your body. Deprived of surplus carbs, your body would then burn its fat stores instead of carbohydrates, and you start losing weight. What's more, if you stick to the diet, you'll find that you'll tend to shed pounds at a faster pace.

These are more variable, partly dependent upon the symptoms the person was having in the first place. Again, a low carb diet can in no way be considered a cure for these conditions, and this is not a scientific survey. Also, rest assured I am not listing every benefit I have ever heard of - these have been mentioned enough to make me think that there is validity to them for some people.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some low-carbohydrates foods?
    I've decided to go on a low-carb diet, so I was wondering what are some foods with either low carbohydrates or no carbohydrates at all?

    Also, I'm a vegetarian so I don't eat any meat products :)

    Please help

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      Fat won't make you fat, but low fat, high carb diet sure will.

      It's very hard to maintain weight on a vegetarian diet unless it's extremely low calories. It's almost impossible to lose weight even with low calories. Excess fat accumulation is a symptom of a hormonal problem caused by excess carbs triggering excess insulin. The blood stream needs to be free of insulin before fat will be released.

      I'm not trying to convert anyone to being a meat eater only health conscious. Starches, sugar, fruit do not promote weight loss, they do promote weight gain. As a vegetarian you need to be vigilant to meeting your protein requirements. I have major concerns about soy products effecting thyroid health. If you could add eggs to your diet, that would solve a multitude of problems.

      I would suggest you convert your diet to more of a fat based (mainly coconut oil & olive oil) diet with much more low glycemic vegetables. Stay vigilant about meeting your protein requirements but try to keep your carbs <9grams per hour. I would suggest not eating many starches that don't significantly contribute to protein requirements. Significantly increase your consumption of nuts (peanuts are a legume not a nut - peanuts are fine, just realize the difference), flax seeds, chia seeds, spirulina.

      Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice, beans) trigger insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      You have chosen a way of eating that needs you to know a great deal about nutrition and how the body processes foods. I wouldn't try to dissuade you but encourage you to educate yourself fully. Weight gain is a symptom of a problem, not the problem.

      I would highly suggest chia seeds - 3.5 oz is nearly 500 calories, half calories from fat (high in Omega3 fatty acids) & 16grams of COMPLETE protein for 6grams carbs & 63% DV Calcium - 95% Phosphorus - 23% Zinc - 9% Copper - 108% Manganese.

      Spirulina & chlorella are also good complete vegetarian protein sources.

      info on chia seeds
      http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/nut-a…

      vegetarian low carbers forum
      http://forum.lowcarber.org/forumdisplay.…

  2. QUESTION:
    Carbohydrates? Foods with none?
    Im starting this new plan to see if ot works out,can you give me a list of foods with very few to no carbohydrates??? Foods that I can eat for breakfast and dinner

    • ANSWER:
      0 Carb. foods are: Meat and fish...(any kind)..Plain...Like roasted chicken, grilled cutlets, steamed or broiled fish...not breaded and fried. Fried is OK,(oil has no carbs) but breaded is not....in other words ...no coating on the meat...
      Eggs, Mayonnaise,
      The lowest carb vegetables are:
      Broccoli, Lettuce,Onion,beansprouts,Hearts of palm, Mushrooms, sour kraut, Cauliflower, cabbage, Cucumbers, celery,
      Stay away from, Peas, corn, potatoes, carrots
      Rule of thumb...A-1 inch square cube of cheese has 1 carb in it....So a dinner of grilled chicken cutlet with ham or bacon on top and a slice of melted cheese...(cheddar or Swiss) is like a 1 carbohydrate dinner.... 2 fried eggs and bacon, ham, sausage, or steak is a 0 carb breakfast.
      Fry some sliced onion in a pan with butter, when translucent add a fish fillet, cover and cook till fish is done, then remove fish to plate.season onions with salt & pepper, and add a touch of heavy cream to make a sauce. pour over fish....that has like maybe 1 carb... and is delicious.
      you can make "mock potatoes" out of cauliflour, by cooking a head of it, then mashing it with butter and add a touch of heavy cream..Tastes like mashed potatoes, but has low carbs.... can add some Parmesan cheese too.... good luck with your plan.

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some filling foods with no carbohydrates?
    I don't want to consume much carbs but I want filling foods.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, protein fills you up a lot so things like eggs, and lentils, and beans and stuff

      Also look for complex carb's like whole wheat bread, barley, bulgar, any like hearty wheat

      Ingredients

      * 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
      * Kosher salt
      * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
      * 3 1/2 to 4 cups cooked and cooled barley
      * 1 small head fennel, julienned
      * 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
      * 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
      * 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon, approximately 4 slices
      * 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
      * Freshly ground black pepper

      Directions

      In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice and a pinch of kosher salt. Add the olive oil and whisk to combine. Set aside.

      Combine the barley, fennel, pine nuts, Parmesan, bacon and parsley in a large mixing bowl. Add the dressing and stir to combine. Season, to taste, with the salt and pepper. Serve immediately or allow to sit in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.

  4. QUESTION:
    What are the list of Foods with NO Carbohydrates?
    Does anybody have the list of foods that doesn't contain Carbohydrates?

    • ANSWER:
      I am assuming you are on a low carb diet - any kind of meat, eggs, cheese,peppers,strawberries (in small quantities)nuts olives, sugar free jello, whipping cream, mushrooms, green salad (blue cheese dressing), asparagus, mayo (real kind and mustard, oil and vinegar

      Sounds like a steak dinner, sauted mushrooms, salad with olives, peppers, cheese and dressing, asparagus and strawberries with real whipped cream (make it with splenda and whipping cream) - that doesn't sound too bad now does it????

      Stay away from anything white - potatoes, rice, noodles, sugar, bread

      Enjoy!

  5. QUESTION:
    What foods don't have Carbohydrates in them ?
    My friend is on a No Carbohydrates, diet and she has lost 65 pds just by eat no Carbohydrates, and walking 30 mins a day. Help me with what food dont have Carbohydrates in them , thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Anything that is at the bottom of food pyramid, which includes rice, pasta, bread, cookies (any type of cookie), and so forth have carbs. Other forms of carbs include fruit, vegetables, and dairy products.

      Your friend currently is losing weight from the loss of water (75% of human body is made up of water) rather then fat. This will cause long term effects if it continues, possibly damaging the muscles, stomach, and other internal organs.

      I'm guessing that your friend must have gotten advice from Atkins Diet. The problem with it is that is only a short-term weight loss, but will bring problems such as nausea and will often feel tired. Long term use will likely increase the risk cardiovascular disease.

      Tell your friend to go on a "Low Calories Diet" rather that a "Low or No Carb Diet". If she won't take your word give her this link and let her it.

      http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/lcd.html

  6. QUESTION:
    Why are so many foods full of carbohydrates if our bodies can't handle too many carbs without getting fat?
    Why is this? Truthfully when you go into a grocery store only about 10% of the food has no carbs, the rest has carbs, even the food that is good for you like Oatmeal is loaded with carbs. No wonder why people can't obtain 6 pack abs even if they do workout. What do you think of this do you agree?

    • ANSWER:
      I think they are in the store because that is what sells the most. That is the bottom line. I definitely wish we had more food with less carbohydrates.

  7. QUESTION:
    I need to know some foods with no carbohydrates. please help?
    I'm taking a medical exam and not allowed to have any carbohydrates or dairy products for 24 hours. can someone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Any meat with no sauce...spices are okay. Water, diet soda, crystal light. Vegetables have some carbs, but not many. There are lots of carbohydrate counter sites out there, here's one:

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/carbcounter.shtml

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that are high in carbohydrates which I can benefit to have my energy?
    I just started my junior year and I have 1-9 straight no lunch and difficult classes. At the end of the day I feel very weak and tired. What are some foods I could eat to re fuel me.?

    • ANSWER:
      I feel your pain. I have the same problem in school, but what i do is snack on a granola bar during like 5th period and when i get home i eat a sandwich or some eggs this normally helps me, hope it helps you

  9. QUESTION:
    Foods WITHOUT sugar and WITHOUT carbohydrates ?
    Im going on a carbo loaded diet that lasts 6 days.
    For the next 3, i must starve my body of sugar, and carbohydrated foods.
    So for example, no apples carrots etc cause of natural sugar, no pasta, no milk.
    Basically ive worked out some veg, meat and eggs.
    Any other ideas?
    Kobe im not allowed any food with carbs.
    So, NO carbs what so ever, just to put it simply.

    • ANSWER:
      basically meat, fish, eggs

  10. QUESTION:
    Low carbohydrate foods?
    Aright well i have decided to go on a major diet for the summer that way when i go back to school i can look better , well i need to some foods that are

    1. low in carbs
    2. no alot of fat
    3. actully taste good

    please someone help me i really need it . like badly

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a list of low carb food:

      Artichoke
      Celery Root
      Pumpkin
      Artichoke Hearts
      Rhubarb
      Asparagus
      Chard
      Sauerkraut
      Bamboo Shoots
      Eggplant

      Spinach
      Broccoli
      Hearts of Palm
      String or Wax Beans
      Broccoli Rabe
      Kale
      Brussell Sprouts

      Kohlrabi
      Tomato
      Leeks
      Turnips
      Cabbage
      Okra
      Water Chestnuts
      Cauliflower
      Onion
      Zucchini

      Collard Greens
      Scallions
      Dandelion
      Snow Peas
      Bean Sprouts
      Dandelion Greens
      Spaghetti Squash
      Summer Squash
      Beet Greens

  11. QUESTION:
    No/Low carbohydrate foods?
    Can anyone post a list of low or no carbohydrate foods please? I can't find a clear list anywhere!!

    Thanks Guys [= x x x

    • ANSWER:
      low/no carb
      all meats
      most veggies
      diet sodas

      avoid:
      frut
      regular soda/juices

      if you want good lists, check out atkins diet websites, which is a diet specific geared to avoid carbs

  12. QUESTION:
    No Carbohydrate foods? (carbs)?
    Whats a list of no carb foods?
    (ex bread,fish,meat) simple things please:]

    • ANSWER:
      meat, fruits and vegetables (lest banana and avocado)

      .. there you go!

  13. QUESTION:
    What are some non-troublesome-to-prepare replacement foods for carbohydrates?
    In the past few weeks, I've been trying to put my body into ketosis. But I come from an Asian family, so there's no doubt I'll be having rice (which is very "carbohydratety?") for dinner or other meals of the day. My Dad's been cooking me steak for dinner for a couple of weeks, but he's urging me to go back to eating like a normal kid lately because cooking steak everyday gets annoying and weary after a while.

    So my question is, what's a good replacement food for carbohydrates that is easy to prepare (and preferably not too expensive). Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    I want a plain old list of foods and their carbohydrates.?
    No sales offers or keep on going to differnt link that have not helped.

    • ANSWER:
      The following is a quantity list for basic foods, to help you maintain a healthy carbohydrate count.

      Breakfast Cereals Grams CHO
      Granola, 1 ounce (1/4 cup) 18
      Raisin Bran, 1 ounce (1/2 cup) 20
      Shredded Wheat, 1 ounce (2/3 cup) 22
      Grapenuts, 1 ounce (1/4 cup) 23
      Oatmeal, 1 package 30
      Fruits
      Apple, medium 20
      Orange, medium 20
      Banana, medium 25
      Pear, medium 25
      Raisins, 15 ounce box (1/4 cup) 25
      Apricots, 8 halves dried 30
      Vegetables
      Zucchini, 1/2 cup 4
      Broccoli, 1 stalk (1/2 cup) 5
      Green beans, 1/2 cup 7
      Carrot, medium 10
      Peas 1/2 cup 10
      Tomato sauce, Ragu, 1/2 cup 10
      Winter squash, 1/2 cup 15
      Corn, 1/2 cup 18
      Bread-Type Foods
      Rice cake, 1 7
      Graham crakers, 2 squares 10
      Croissant, 1 Sara Lee 11
      Saltines, 6 15
      Waffle, 1 Eggo 17
      English Muffin, 1 25
      Matzo, 1 sheet 28
      Panacakes, 2 (4 inch) 30
      Pita bread, 8-inch round 44
      Bagel, average (3 ounces) 45
      Bran Muffin, 1 large 45
      Submarine roll, 8 inch 60
      Beverages
      Gatorade, 8 ounces 10
      Milk, 2%, 8 ounces 13
      Beer, 12-ounce can 13
      Milk, chocolate, 8 ounces 25
      Orange juice, 8 ounces 25
      Apple juice, 8 ounces 30
      Apricott nectar, 8 ounces 35
      Cranraspberry, 8 ounces 36
      Cola, 12-ounce can 38
      Grains, Pasta, Starches
      Ramen noodles, 1/2 package 25
      Rice, 1/4 cup dry; 1 cup cooked 35
      Spaghetti, 2 ounces dry; 1 cup cooked 40
      Lentils, 1 cup cooked 40
      Baked beans, 1 cup 50
      Baked Potato, 1 large 55
      Entrees, Convenience Foods
      Split pea soup, 1 bowl 35
      Big Mac 40
      Pizza, cheese, 2 slices 40
      Chili, 1 cup 45
      Bean Burrito, 1 50
      Sweets, Desserts, Snacks
      Oreo, 1 7
      Chocolate chip cookie, 1 small 10
      Fig Newton, 1 11
      Strawberry jam, 1 tablespoon 13
      Honey, 1 tablespoon 15
      Maple Syrup, 2 tablespoons 25
      Poptart, blueberry 35
      Soft-serve ice cream, 1 cup 40
      Fruit yogurt, 1 cup 40

  15. QUESTION:
    List of NO CARB foods?
    What are the No Carbohydrate foods? Im not talking low carb Im talking about NO CARB FOODS! I have been looking everywhere for what is considered NO CARB FOODS.
    Please help me!
    (its for a report)
    not protein im talking about NO CARBS! FOOD THAT HAVE 0 CARBS........... NO CARBS AT ALL!

    • ANSWER:
      When it comes to weight loss, consuming no carbohydrate foods is a
      popular dieting plan. If you go through the various weight loss diet
      programs, you will notice that most of them focus on low or no carb
      foods. Let's take an example of Atkins diet in which the induction
      phase meal plan consist of foods low in carbohydrates, but high in
      proteins and fibers. Hence, dieters who strictly follow this diet
      program abstain from consuming rice, potatoes, pasta, and certain
      fruits and vegetables. Read more on low carb diet plans.

      No Carb Foods List

      By no carb foods, we mean those natural or processed food items that
      are zero in carbohydrate content. The doctor may prescribe a
      no-carbohydrate diet only if a patient is diagnosed with underlying
      health conditions related to insulin and blood glucose levels. While
      there are so many foods with low carbs, you can find limited options
      for no carb foods to eat. Following is a list of no carb foods:

      Fluids
      Water is considered as one of the healthiest carbohydrate-free
      drinks. It is not only carb free, but is also essential for keeping
      the body hydrated and carrying out the normal metabolic processes of
      the body. Drinking about eight glasses of water decreases the
      appetite, thus aiding in weight loss. Other no carb drinks include
      coconut water and diet soda. Read more on low carb drinks.

      Oils
      Majority of the oil types, including olive oil, safflower oil and
      corn oil contain zero carbs and little fat. Margarine, prepared from
      vegetable oils, is another food item with no carbohydrates.
      Nevertheless, it is to be borne in mind that oils are high in fats and
      fatty acids. Hence, it is also important to keep a watch on the oil
      consumption amount.

      Dairy Products
      Majority of the dairy products, excluding milk, contain no carb and
      are a favorite food item for those who want to lose weight. Butter,
      one of the popularly consumed dairy products, is also free of
      carbohydrates. But, keep a watch on butter intake as it contains 80
      percent fat.

      Cheese
      Many of the cheese types contain very low to no carbs. For example,
      gruyere and Monterey Jack contain only about 0.1 g carbs per three
      slices, while cheddar, fontina and muenster contain 0.2 g carbs per
      three slices. Spread cheese on grilled or baked meat for a perfect no
      carb meal.

      Salad Vegetables
      Salad vegetables are found to be zero in carbohydrate content. Based
      on the taste preference, one can include vegetables like parsley,
      lettuce, mushroom, celery, radish and spinach. Read more on low carb
      vegetables.

      Eggs
      Eggs are another good no carb foods. Hence, they form an important
      food item for no carb diet. Eggs are rich in protein, amino acid, fat,
      cholesterol and tryptophan. In order to obtain maximum benefit from
      eggs while following a no carb diet plan, they can be hard-boiled.

      Fish
      Not all fish are carbohydrate-free, however, some of them contain
      very low to no carbs. Some of the fish varieties that have no
      carbohydrates in them are sardines, tuna and salmon. They can be
      prepared by boiling, grilling and baking to retain zero carbs.

      Poultry
      Poultry are rich in proteins, but free of carbohydrates. Hence, for
      no carb diet menu, poultry like chicken and turkey can be included.
      They are best eaten by steaming, broiling, grilling and baking, rather
      than deep frying them.

      Beef
      Beef and most other meat varieties, before they are processed, are no
      carb foods. You can bake or grill meat for no carb dieting.
      Nevertheless, meat are enriched with carbs after being processed.
      Thus, depending upon the meat processing method, the amount of
      carbohydrate content may vary. Read more on low carb food list.

      As already mentioned, carbohydrates are crucial for the body. Hence,
      complete elimination of carbohydrate from the daily diet menu is
      nearly impossible. One can practice a low carb diet for a particular
      period, but only under medical supervision. If low or no carb diet is
      followed for a prolonged period, there are chances of developing
      unusual symptoms and other health complications.

  16. QUESTION:
    Help! People who are allergic to carbohydrates? Tell me more!?
    Hello everyone, I have this burning question to ask. Can people be semi-allergic to carbohydrates? I have this friend who told me that shes unable to take in carbohydrates food or she will vomit because shes allergic to carbohydrates.
    But she can consume a lot of french fries, and also other carbohydrates food in small amount.

    Also she said she wasn't born to be allergic to carbohydrates, she got it after she got pricked by a plant when she was running few years ago.

    I need to ask you people if what she said could be true because she looked earnest when she was saying that but i'm hoping that she wasn't testing my intelligence and stuff.
    It may help if I add in that I saw her going to the ladies' after being forced to eat a piece of sweet cake for a dare. She used to be really obese few years back but shes not anymore. So i'm suspecting that shes bullimic and shes lying about her allergy towards carbohydrates so that no one would force her to take in carbo-food and thats how she got slim.
    Ok she said that she can't have rice and noodles but i'm not sure if shes lying to avoid being forced to consume them.

    • ANSWER:
      It's possible to be sensitive to carbs(usually a lack of stomach acid), but if she can eat french-fries, she doesn't have it, because that's packed with carbs, and fat, which should really trigger a reaction.

      The way to control it is to choose the rougher foods, more fibres, less sugar content(like brown-rice, beans, and a lot of leafy vegetables, instead of Potatoes, or Corn).

      And I think you're right, that she probably is bulimic, and uses it as an excuse.

  17. QUESTION:
    Homemade hamster food recipes?
    I have 2 cute little Chinese dwarf hamsters and I decided I would like to make my own hamster food for them (easier then buying it!) Like, homemade hamster chow. How can I make healthy, delicious hamster food? By the way dwarves are prone to diabetes so no like carrots, high sugar content, or sodium, or carbohydrate foods. Thanks a lot!!

    PS: I already added peanuts, whole grain oats, and oiled, sundried david sunflower seeds. (original flavor).

    • ANSWER:
      You can give him a wide variety of veggies. My hamster used to love plain Cheerios.

      Here's a great website for you...this guy has home made recipes for his hamster...things like veggie pizza and tacos..really cute, so check it out:

      http://www.hamstertracker.com/Cookin4LucyDetail.html

  18. QUESTION:
    What are some foods that have a lot of carbohydrates?
    I'm just curious because I run a lot and I honestly have no clue. I heard they are good for you. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Complex carbohydrates as natural starches are found in:

      bananas
      barley
      beans
      brown rice
      chickpeas
      lentils
      nuts
      oats
      parsnips
      potatoes
      root vegetables
      sweet corn
      wholegrain cereals
      wholemeal breads
      wholemeal cereals
      wholemeal flour
      wholemeal pasta
      yams.
      Complex carbohydrates as refined starches are found in:

      biscuits, pastries and cakes
      pizzas
      sugary processed breakfast cereals
      white bread
      white flour
      white pasta
      white rice.

  19. QUESTION:
    Where do I find a list of foods with little or no carbohydrates?

    • ANSWER:
      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/

  20. QUESTION:
    Why it is unhealthy for dogs to eat human food?
    Dog food don`t have any nutrition, no protein, no vitamin. Dogs needs real protein food like meat, real carbohydrate food like bread. Even their are proteins, vitamins in dog food , it is like eating nutrition drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      For one thing, human food can give dogs pancreatitis. Most human food isn't made for dogs to eat but there are exceptions to this rule. Carrots for example are good snacks for your dog because carrots are great for eyesight. Also for dogs that need to lose a little weight, green beans are a good snack as well. Green beans don't have any calories and are a good filler so your dog won't eat as much. Check with your vet on what type of dog food he/she recommends.

  21. QUESTION:
    Foods that don't include carbohydrates?
    What are some foods with no carbohydrates??

    • ANSWER:
      Fats & most meats don't include carbs. Shirataki noodles, glucomannan, nopales cactus have almost no carbs. Flax seeds only have 3grams of carbs per cup.

      A low carbohydrate diet is a high fat diet. The protein should only be a little higher than adequate. Although it is completely possible to live on a fat/protein only diet for long term (as proven by research done in a hospital setting) it becomes boring fairly quickly. Luckily many vegetables & some fruits, nuts & seeds are low in carbs and greatly expand the diet. Most long term low carbers eat as many, if not more non starchy vegetables than vegetarians.

      Low carb foods -

      During the first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salads. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles & your fav meats. I love eggs and could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms & peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings (pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, mozzarella) I prefer very thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne is my fav) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love love love my rotisserie and it makes the meats extra tasty. I cook a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the bones (add vinegar to leach minerals) and turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese (and broccoli after induction) with cayenne powder & nuke a couple of minutes for nearly instant meal. Flax seed should be eaten 2T daily even in induction.

      Ground flax seed (2-3 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat.

      After the 2 week induction, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week and add a much greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - eat what you like to eat, just adapt it to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      I eat all my favorite Chinese, Italian, even Mexican foods with low carb foods. Cabbage makes an excellent pasta substitute (for me) Make a lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed or chia seed for body and also add pizza toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, lots of mozzarrella. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I don't cook often. I usually make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. I cook meats 20-30# at a time (for just me) I have gone into the forums for recipes (especially when I first started low carb) I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted just like it's name sake. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki and low carb. I've heard faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese can fool non low carbers. "potato" salad using cauliflower instead.

      I don't cook much but many recipes abound. Adapt what you've always eaten first (I bet someone has a recipe for it or low carb version) and then start exploring.

      Chia seeds sound so expensive but 1# will make 10# food (when you can splurge some - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy mine in bulk - 24# for # with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn and are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream and added water during induction) & artificial sweetener if you like and mix it all in. Can be eaten after an hour but will be better tomorrow. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin and add to the faux tapioca for an even more nutritious pumpkin pie pudding.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - pork rinds great crunch - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- avocado/mayo/cayenne dip - olives

      Pumpkin soup
      * 1 (12 ounce) package Jimmy Dean sausage
      * 1/2 cup onion, minced
      * 1 garlic clove, minced
      * 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
      * 1-2 cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
      * 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
      * 4 cups chicken broth
      * 1/2 cup heavy cream
      * 1/2 cup water

      Directions
      1.Brown sausage, drain, then add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning and mushrooms and sauté until done.
      2. Add pumpkin to this mixture and mix well.
      3.Then stir in the bro

  22. QUESTION:
    what are some healthy foods I should eat?
    I want foods that have no added sugars and no bad fats like trans and saturated fats. I am looking for foods with good carbohydrates, fats like mono saturated and poly saturated, and a good amount of protein. Any Ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Broccoli-- so good for you!

  23. QUESTION:
    If you take a 'hypo' and have no quick access to carbohydrate food?
    This may sound silly but i was fishing yesterday and went a little low and wondered if (and i mean a big if) i had not food with me on that occassion could i have eaten say grass to compensate onto i could get the desired food?

    I am being very serious here by the way so no smart @ss answers plz!

    Thanks...
    Type 1 diabetic

    • ANSWER:
      hi i have type 2 and after a very bad scare from a hypo i got in Spain i got one year i always carry glucose sweets in my pocket all the time and i go no where without them i would recamain that all diabetic carry them and if all came to all i would not eat grass there is no prove to show that it would make your blood sugar rise and lots of prove that you could pick up wee disease which if you dont know is cause by rat pee and countless of other thing also

  24. QUESTION:
    Is any of this true about how good bananas are??
    Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
    This is interesting.
    After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

    Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
    Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
    But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
    It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

    Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
    PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

    Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
    Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

    Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
    Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
    Hangovers: One of the quickest
    ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
    Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

    Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
    Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
    Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

    Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at wor k leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
    Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
    Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
    Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
    Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
    Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
    Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

    So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"
    PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS
    PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !

    • ANSWER:
      i shall start eating a banana a day from tomorrow

  25. QUESTION:
    what foods are high in carbohydrates?
    so, i do martial arts most of the week, so i was wondering what foods have good carbohydrates for me. i usually do martial arts for about 45 minutes mondays, tuesdays,wednesdays(this class is sparing),thursdays, and saturdays (sometimes i miss a class or so if i dont think i am ready for it) so i obviusly should need a lot.

    also, dont say something like "vegtables, fruits" because i do know some vegtables have NO carbs, so i need to know what KIND of vegtables that are good. i know one of which is patatos

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    what foods have no carbohydrates in them?

    • ANSWER:
      all animal proteins are carb free. eggs, seafood, pork, poultry and beef are all carb free.

      http://www.nutritiondata.com/

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the meaning of carbohydrates on the back of most products but it's sugar free?what about diabetes?
    I have diabetes type 2 and I want to know if there is no sugars in it?what tipe of carbohydrates is in the foods and would it stil cause my pancreas to give insulin of? its a major consirn for me?

    • ANSWER:
      You are making the discovery that many newly diagnosed diabetics make, that what is 'healthy' for the rest of the world is not healthy for a diabetic.

      The rest of the world thinks that sugar causes diabetes, and that diabetics have to avoid sugar.

      But the truth is that all carbohydrate ultimately becomes sugar. That means is it not enough to look at the sugar content of foods, because every single carb becomes sugar in the end. So wholegrain bread, brown rice, jelly donuts and sugary cereal all become the same thing in the blood. Sugar.

      A person with Type 2 diabetes should limit their carbohydrate intake. It is good that you have started to read nutritional labels. You will now realize that many foods are extremely high in carbohydrate, and are simply not safe for diabetics to eat.

      Even if a food has no sugar in it, it can still be high in carbohydrates. For example a sugar-free cake would still have carbs in the wheat flour. And those carbs in the wheat flour will raise your blood sugar just like normal sugar frosting. Yes, all carbs will stimulate your pancreas to produce insulin.

      I recommend that you read the following website: www.bloodsugar101.com which will help you to control your blood sugar. You should also buy a blood glucose meter if you do not have one already.

  28. QUESTION:
    what foods contain no carbohydrates?
    They have to be healthy and not contain that much sugar, no sugar if possible

    • ANSWER:
      Carbohydrates are made up of a combination of starches, sugar and fiber, and are broken down in the body into glucose, which is used by the body as fuel. "Bad" carbohydrates are very quickly broken down in the body into sugar and cause a spike in insulin levels. These foods have a High Glycemic Load (GL). Examples are foods with refined flour, such as white bread, pasta, and pastries.

      On the other hand, "Good" carbohydrates break down slowly and keep blood glucose and insulin levels from sharp fluctuations. Foods with a low GL such as whole grains and lentils are healthy carbohydrates. Examples of low GL foods are oat bran, vegetables, nuts, mixed grain breads, and beans.

  29. QUESTION:
    Diet tips and questions about carbohydrates?
    Is this true that foods with no carbohydrates can't make you gain fat? Or is this only true to an extent, or is it a myth? I'm on a diet restricting all carbohydrates. Is it bad for me? How many calories should I eat a day on this diet? The same normal amount I usually would? Or more? Maybe even less..? Explanations please!

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of foods contain carbs, including fruit. Without eating carbs you may find yourself hungry most of the time. I have found that a low calorie diet with lots of fibre has worked for me. Your Caloric intake is dependent on a few things, how tall you are, how much you weigh, your age, activity level , your gender and if you are pregnant or nursing. It's hard to judge exactly what you need. I've been following the weight watchers momentum plan and I've lost 21 lbs, going from 154lbs to 133 since February. I feel although weight loss can be Challenge, eating a balanced diet is very important, for both your physical needs and mental needs.

  30. QUESTION:
    Have started on the Atkins Diet, but about 200 choices of website. I want is to ask some diet questions?
    I have emailed Atkins but they are too busy to get back to me and I daily have questions on the diet. How do I find the site on which I can get instant answers. i.e. does Atkins have local stores from where I can buy their low carbohydrate foods etc. and how can I buy a carb counter. The Atkins book is very bad for quick references as they do not have all the foods in alphabetical order and there is no phone number in GB that I can use as far as I can see.

    • ANSWER:
      I am in Australia, and although there are no local stores dedicated to Atkins or low carbs, there are sections of our supermarkets and health food stores that provide me with all I need. Do a supermarket hunt - takes a while but eventually turning over those food products to read the nutrients will yield results! Some of the Atkins products are a bit yukky lol but the breakfast bars are fantastic and my chocolate addiction is easily curbed with the low carb choc bars available through those and other companies!
      As far as food and carb counts, most foods actually have carb count on the packaging. Also, you could find quick carb references online. The easy rule of thumb: "unprocessed" meats, eggs are basically free of carbs. Cheese, cream are negligible. Your basic salad vegetables and non-root vegetables are pretty good as a rule. Not being a big meat eater I lived for my lettuce and cucumber and veggies lol.
      Atkins can be a brilliant way to get your health in order, but make sure you have some medical supervision & your kidneys are ok (I know you don't need a lecture lol). And ignore those naysayers who will show up and tell you to dump Atkins its unhealthy, they get on their bandwagon not realizing that it is a medical solution for a number of health problems!!!

      spsycho..this is NOT a crash diet!!! Some people do not tolerate many carbs at all, like me - they spike my insulin levels which caused me chronic headaches for decades, as well as wearing down my pancreas. Don't knock something you don't understand.

  31. QUESTION:
    what foods have only carbohydrates, but no protein or fat?
    coz i've been having poop problems and my doctor said to have carb foods, but extreme minimum protein and fatty foods.
    like what??
    like can i have a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and a slither of ranch dressing??
    or can i only have the bread??
    and for pasta, can i have it in tomato sauce? or just plain pasta?

    thanks! :]
    btw i think she meant like not fatty foods, like unhealthy foods.
    and i'm vegetarian anyway, so protein shouldnt be a prob????/

    • ANSWER:
      Ranch dress = fat.

      Proteins = meat, nuts, soy, eggs (in general)
      Fats = meat, nuts, dairy.

      Stick with raw fruits and vegetables when possible. Use mustard instead of ranch. And choose whole wheat bread for the fiber.

  32. QUESTION:
    what foods have no carbohydrates?

    • ANSWER:
      Allan,

      Meat (including fish), all dairy, lard, vegetable oils, eggs, most herbs, olives, cheese, distilled liquors (ever see a vodka proudly labeled "0 Carbs!"? Good grief, vodka NEVER had any carbs), broths.

      While these don't have many calories in them, a diet that relies on these for most of your calories will not be a healthy one. You'll miss almost all your vitamins and your diet will be high in fat. You could most likely expect artery trouble if you keep this up for too many years.

      You are just cutting down on calories by eating more of these, right? For a short while? Be careful--any diet that goes to extremes will be deficient in something important.

      Good luck.

  33. QUESTION:
    What types of food has carbohydrates but no sugar?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the Atkins diet? Protein foods?
    Hello I have heard about the Atkins diet, but does it actually work? I believe it consists fo eating foods with high protein? if that is the case what is the ideal daily meal plans?

    I know tuna has protein and zero carbohydrates, what other foods have no sugar/fat/carbohydrates?

    I was thinking, maybe eating a few apples a day and a can of tuna with plenty of water? i mean the weight will fly off, i tend to lsoe a few stones in 6 weeks.

    • ANSWER:
      * Soy protein isolate (prepared with sodium or potassium): 80.66
      * Whey protein isolate: 79.5
      * Egg white, dried: 79.0
      * Baker's yeast: 38.33

  35. QUESTION:
    what are some foods that have no carbohydrates in them? what is a diet that WORKS?

    • ANSWER:
      I LOST 20LBS IN 2 MONTHS ON CHANGING MY DIET TO LOTS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. CHICKEN AND FISH ONLY AND ALWAYS BAKED AND GRILLED. I DRANK WATER WITH LEMON OR CRYSTAL LIGHT. WHEN I GOT THE NEED TO MUNCH INSTEAD OF HITTIN UP OUR VENDING MACHINE HERE AT WORK I WOULD EAT SOME FRUITS OR VEGETABLES. IT WAS ACTUALLY A VERY EASY DIET AND IT WORKED. NO NAME FOR IT I JUS DECIDED THAT I NEEDED TO FOCUS ON HEALTHY. STAY AWAY FROM DRIVE THROUGHS. ALSO YOU WANT TO SNACK ON THESE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ABOUT 5 TIMES A DAY. THIS KEEPS YOUR METABOLISM RUNNING. MOST OF THESE FOODS ARE NEGATIVE CALORIES. WHICH MEANS IT TAKES MORE ENERGY FOR YOUR BODY TO DIGEST THEM THAN WHATS IN THEM. GOOD LUCK!

  36. QUESTION:
    What are great ideas for healthy foods to eat? & what is atkins diet?
    so im doin a diet thing with my aunt mom and my moms 2 bffs. I am pretty much an athletic girl & all i need is a healthier diet plan. Care to help? I want no carbohydrates, fast foods and greasy foods. Meaning please give me an idea of healthy foods not containing wat i just wrote. Give me ANY ideas u have.

    o and my mom wants to know wat the atkins diet is. shes heard about it from friends and relatives. all positive things so she figured it was good.

    ps please help if anyone is reading this

    • ANSWER:
      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) trigger the fat storage hormone insulin. The more protein the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue as well as their metabolism slowing down to work more efficiently on fewer calories & it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like the heart). This stress to the vital organs cannot be healthy.

  37. QUESTION:
    Which foods would your body use for a quick burst of energy if there is no carbohydrates available?
    This a question for my Bio Lab Report

    • ANSWER:
      For a quick you will use proteins.in the ranking of quick provision carbohydrates are the first,followed by proteins then fats.it depends on ease of oxidation and solubility.however on amount of energy, fat provides the most.

  38. QUESTION:
    Which foods would the body use for energy when no carbohydrates are available?

    • ANSWER:
      i just studied this. body will use proteins as the energy they give on burning is same as that given bu carbohydrates. that's why carbohydrates are necessary to give enrgy so that the proteins are saved. this is called protein sparing function pof carbohydrates

  39. QUESTION:
    Carbohydrate Intake questions?
    1.How many grams of carbohydrates do you consume in an average day?

    2.How many calories does this represent?

    3.It is estimated that you should have at least 100 grams, and ideally much more, of carbohydrate in a day. How does your intake compare with this minimum?

    4.What percentage of your total calories is contributed by carbohydrate?

    5.How does this figure compare with the recommendation that 55 to 60 percent of calories in you diet should come from in carbohydrate?

    6.Another dietary goal is that no more than 10 percent of total calories should come from refined and other processed sugars and foods high in such sugars. To assess your intake against this standard, sort the carbohydrate-containing food items you listed into three groups:

    a. Foods containing complex carbohydrate (foods found in the bread/starchy vegetable group)

    b. Nutritious foods containing simple carbohydrate (foods in the milk and fruit groups)

    c. Foods containing simple carbohydrate (sugar, honey, syrup, jam, jelly, candy, cakes, doughnuts, soft drinks, etc.) Estimate and include such sources as the syrup of canned fruit, the sugars of flavored yogurt and other sugars added during processing.

    7.How many grams of carbohydrate did you consume in each of these three categories? How many calories? What percentage of your total calories comes from concentrated sugars? From other simple carbohydrates? Does your concentrated sugar intake fall within the recommended maximum of 10 percent of total calories?

    8.Estimate how many pounds of sugar (concentrated simple carbohydrate) you eat in a year (1 pound=454 grams). How does your yearly sugar intake compare with the estimated U.S. average of about 85 pounds per person per year?

    9.Compare your fiber intake with the recommendation of 25 grams of dietary fiber per day. Did you consume more or less than was recommended?

    • ANSWER:
      My goal was 100 grams of carb per day. lately however I am not hungry at all and am getting away with 50 grams.

      I have no clue as to how many calories this may be as I never count calories! that is such a meaningless measurement.

      I do not habitually have any refined sugars or refined sugar foods. they cause too much spike in glucose readings so I avoid them.

      I do not eat more than 1 slice of bread per day and no other starchy foods at all.

      I do not have any milk products other than a couple slices of cheese and never have soft sweet fruits.

      I mostly eat dark green leafy salads with low carb gram fruits such as tomato, cucumber, bell pepper and some meats on it.

      I have not consumed even 5 pounds of sugar in the past 15 years.

      I get my fiber intake from green veggies! Have never bothered to look up the grams of fiber in them. I think it is sufficient to say that my system is very very regular and I do not need more than I consume from my salads.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why are people talking about revolting in the streets of America?
    Inner City people are content. Just give them sugar, sodium, high carbohydrate, processed foods and they are happy. Just give them hours of videos with overweight women with big rears and they are happy. Just give them cheap lease prices on BMW, Mercedes, SUV, Cadillac(why would anyone flush their money down the toilet with a leased car is beyond common sense) and they are happy. In other words, food, media, material things with no value and women have pacified Inner-City people so there will not be a Greece scene in America.

    • ANSWER:
      They are not. You've been misinformed.

  41. QUESTION:
    food label help 8 questions?
    Which one of the nutrients listed below has a direct, proven relationship to increasing LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels and therefore, an increased risk of coronary heart disease?

    Trans fatty acids
    Carbohydrates
    Calcium
    Protein

    The food label insures uniform definitions for terms that provide special descriptions as "light," "low fat," and "high fiber."

    false
    true

    One item that must be included on the food label is:

    Saturated fats and trans fats
    soluble fiber
    mono and poly unsaturated fats
    other carbohydrates

    Food labels can make claims about the relationship between a nutrient, food, disease or health related condition. For example: calcium helps prevent osteoporosis.

    false
    true

    Which of the following foods are exempt from the food labeling law?

    ready to eat foods as foods at a bakery, deli and/or candy store items

    packaged cereal, bread and crackers
    sodas
    fruit juice, milk and cheese

    You will find a list of ingredients on almost all food packages unless:
    It has been unaltered or the package is too small.
    There are no “healthy ingredients”.
    The manufacturer does not want to list additives.
    It is diet or imitation.

    The % daily value on a food label is based on our personal dietary goals.
    false
    true

    Which is NOT an example of a claim food labels can make about the relationship between a nutrient or food and a disease or health-related condition?
    Calcium helps prevent osteoporosis
    Will make you thinner
    Reduces risk of heart disease
    Helps prevent cancer

    Are all fats bad for you?
    Unfortunately there has not been enough research regarding fats and the effect fats have on the body to give an adequate answer to this question.

    Yes. It is a proven fact that the body does not need fat. Fat is bad for the body and has a direct correlation to many health problems.

    No. Saturated fats and trans fats have great health benefits to the body.

    No. Polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats (such as olive oil, canola oil, soybean oil, and corn oil) have positive effects on the body.

    No. Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats have positive effects on the body.

    • ANSWER:
      1) Trans fat
      2) True
      3) Saturated fats, etc.
      4) True
      5) bakery, deli, etc.
      6) the first answer (I think)
      7) first answer
      8)False, it's based on a standard 2000 calorie diet.
      9)Second answer
      10)No, Polyunsaturated fats...etc.

      Wouldn't it have taken less time for you to actually look these up in your health book instead of typing them???

  42. QUESTION:
    what r some foods with little or no carbohydrates,?
    foods with little or no carbs and little or no calories

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry the first answer has some incorrect answers. She must be thinking of low-fat, not low carbs.

      Many vegetables are high in carbs. Steamed or deep fried, the carbs are the same.

      Many high calorie, high fat foods are low on carbs, many have no carbs.

      Generally foods high in proteins are low in carbs.

      So while, potato chips are very high in carbs, fried pork rinds have none.

      So meats with nothing added are low including bacon. Bacon is very high in calories and fats but has no carbs. (I'm repeating myself, but people get the concepts confused.)

      Most cheese are low. This does not include cottage cheese or ricotta.

      If you are going to try a low-carb diet, you'll need a c good chart. There are a number of inexpensive books with comprehensive charts, where you'll find out things like that the net carbs in almaonds are low. This does not apply to other nuts.

      It is the net carbs that count. What that means is that grams of fiber in a food subtracted from the grams of carbs equals the net carbs.

      Even more than most types of diets, a low-carb diet requires that you stay faithfully on it for it to work, especially at the beginning.

      Important last point. Since you'll be avoiding fruit and most vegetables, you need to take vitamins. There are mutivtamins designed for those on low-carb diets.

  43. QUESTION:
    List of Yes and No Foods for Low-Carb Diet?
    Can someone Please make a list of YES foods and big NO NO'S. Thanks! I have to cut-off foods high in carbohydrates, any tips and helpful things would be Greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      Concentrate on what you can have & not what you can't.

      acceptable food list -
      http://www.atkins.com/Program/Phase1/WhatYouCanEatinthisPhase.aspx

      INDUCTION MENUS -
      http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/induction_menus/induction_menus.html

      Protein & fats are not limited but carbs (including veg) are limited greatly the first couple of weeks & then 5g net carbs daily are added back weekly. I eat a lot of nuts & seeds, but they aren't allowed the first few weeks on Atkins program.

      The first 2 weeks when foods are limited you still eat a high fiber diet - just these 4 examples of foods which should be eaten daily during induction, gives you 33.5grams of dietery fiber - well over the RDA of 25g & much higher than the Standard American Diet. After 2 weeks, you are allowed almost all nonstarchy vegs (less than 25g net carbs in week 3)

      21g total carbs - 13g fiber - 8g net carbs - Lettuce, Romaine- 1 head
      12g total carbs - 8g fiber - 4g net carbs - Celery - 4 cups chopped (about 8 stalks)
      6g total carbs - 4.5g fiber - 1.5g net carbs - half an avocado
      8g total carbs - 8g fiber - .5g net carbs - Flaxseed 1 ounce 4T
      --------------------------------------…
      47g total carbs - 33.5g fiber - 14g net carbs

      The best way to break the carb addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      Every day you should be eating these 2 items. If you need additional fat or calories, you can add a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil to the ground flax seed cereal. I highly recommend virgin coconut oil for people needing quick energy - coconut oil is the only fat that is converted to quick energy like a carb.

      Half an avocado mashed with mayo seasoned with cayenne & eaten with pork rinds or celery.

      Ground flax seed (4 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs. Flax seed should be eaten daily even in induction.

      The first 2 weeks, you can have several cups of salad a day - Bacon, lettuce & a lil tomato with avocado/mayo dressing is my fav. Jicama, cucumber, celery & radish marinated in sesame oil & hot pepper flakes with rice wine vinegar & artificial sweetener. Make a stir fry with Bok Choy, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, celery, mushrooms, shirataki noodles. I love eggs & could eat deviled eggs every day. You can smother omelets & meats with mushrooms, peppers & cheese. Meatzza - Meatloaf with pizza toppings. I like thin sausage patties fried crispy with pizza toppings. Pork rinds & celery sticks are great crunch and can be eaten with dips (avocado/mayo/cayenne) & tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salads. I love my rotisserie & it makes meats tasty. I cook a turkey often & make soup with the bones & turkey salads. I'll cube up some turkey meat mix in a couple of raw eggs add cheese & broccoli with cayenne powder & nuke 2 minutes for instant meal.

      After 2 week, you add 5 grams of carbs per day every week & add greater variety of non starchy vegetables. Change your mindset - adapt what you like to eat to low carb -
      replace bread with lettuce
      replace pasta with cabbage
      replace rice with cauliflower
      replace potatoes with brocolli
      Cabbage makes a good pasta substitute. Make lasagna with blanched cabbage leaves & thinly fried eggplant instead of noodles. Sugar free pasta sauce over fried cabbage. My fav is chicken cacciatore, I add greens & flaxseed for body & add pizza toppings too. Alfredo sauce is also low carb.

      I make a lot of shredded cabbage & mayo or fried cabbage if I'm a bit more ambitious. I fry up bacon & onions & it makes any salad special (BLT) Avocado & turkey - grilled chicken - fajita meat & fried onions is great also. I'll make a salad with 6 cans: mackerel, baby corn, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, artichoke hearts, sweet red peppers & add mayo & chia seed gel.

      Kim Chee is fermented cabbage & one of the healthiest foods. You can make a huge batch & it will sit in refrigerator fine for a long time.

      I make huge batches of food & freeze most of it. Go into the forums for recipes - I was shocked that fried "rice" made with grated cauliflower tasted like it's name sake - faux mashed "taters" made with cauliflower & cream cheese - "potato" salad using cauliflower instead. Shirataki noodles are traditional in Japanese sukiyaki & low carb

      Chia seeds sound expensive but 1# will make 10# food - Amazon.com has couple lbs. for shipped to you. I buy mine in bulk for # with free shipping at getchia.com

      I also order off Amazon - Lowrey's Pork Rinds 18 for - they pop like popcorn & are portion controlled.

      Faux tapioca - 2 cups of water, 5 scoops of low carb whey protein powder, stir together & add cup of chia seeds, after they have started to absorb the water, add in 2 cans of coconut milk (or cream & added water) & artificial sweetener if you like & mix it all in. Cream a pkg. of cream cheese into a can of pumpkin & add for pumpkin pie pudding.

      I make a raw porridge out of low carb whey powder & water, I add ground flax seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, coconut milk, tahini (ground sesame seeds) & raw egg. All seeds & nuts are raw & soaked to germinate them.

      (berries are lowest glycemic) Cheesecake - strawberry ice cream (frozen berries, cream, a stick blender) - i eat lots of fish for snack (fish "steaks" or mackerel in tins are favs)- olives

      Check out the recipe sites posted below -

      Thin and Crispy Pizza -

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/recipe-forum-sticky-threads/549376-thin-crispy-pizza-crust-easiest-ever-pics-included.html

      Chilidog Casserole

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipereview/showproduct.php/product/3399/sort/8/cat/all/page/1

      Easy flax bread with pics -

      http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breads/r/flaxbasicfoc.htm

      Cheesecake -

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/recipereview/showproduct.php/item/3571_cheri%20A%20Cheesecake%20Factory%20Cheesecake%20%28converted%20to%20lowcarb%29

      Pumpkin soup & others

      http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lowcarb-recipe-help-suggestions/608599-low-carb-soups.html

  44. QUESTION:
    what foods have little to no carbohydrates?

    • ANSWER:
      Meat, fish, oil, fat, - no carbs
      Nuts, milk, soy, leafy green and root vegetables - few carbs

      Please remember, though: everything you eat will be converted into glucose to feed the cells in your body and especially your brain. For meat and fish, the process takes much longer than for bread and fruit, but the outcome is always the same. If you eat more food than your body needs to run and grow, the extra glucose gets converted to fat and stored in your liver, around your organs and in your belly and butt. Those are your reserves for times when you cannot eat enough stuff to keep the body going. Sometimes, when you have enough fat in your body but insist on eating that extra sausage patty, it get metabolized right to the fat reserve.
      Unless your job is digging ditches with a shovel every day, you probably get twice as many calories of food energy than you need every day.
      Good for you to find out about food and their carbohydrate level!

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone feed Ziwipeak?
    Does this sound like a good diet? My dog is currently on a BARF diet, but now that she's older I want to cut down on the raw meats as her immune system might not be up to be par to handle it.

    ZiwiPeak Dog Food is a complete natural diet, for daily vitality, prepared with care beneath the Bay of Plenty's celebrated peak, Mt Maunganui.

    The peak health of dogs depends on the sustenance they get from meat. ZiwiPeak Dog Food is formulated on the same balance of meat ingredients, that dogs would find by hunting in the wild. ZiwiPeak Dog Food allows you to feed your dog the diet nature intended with the nutritional excellence of a healthy, meat diet containing essential vitamins and minerals. ZiwiPeak Dog Food ingredients are ranch-raised (free of antibiotics and hormones) on New Zealand's green fields and fished from its clear blue waters. With no colors, preservatives, fillers or grains, ZiwiPeak Dog Food is suitable to feed your dog at any stage of life - from puppy to mature adult. Most importantly, they love the taste!
    ZiwiPeak Dog Food Benefits
    - Gently air-dried meat jerky style pieces
    Offer better nutrient quality than kibble which is cooked at high-heat and formed at high-pressure.
    - Matches your dog's digestive system
    Over the centuries dogs have evolved their own anatomical specialization, especially in relation to digestion. It is evident in the ratio of gastrointestinal tract to total body length which is considerably lower than the omnivorous pig or the herbivorous sheep. This specialization particularly suits a diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates.
    - Avoids weight control difficulties
    Recent studies in the United States reveal that as many as 40% of the nation's dogs may be obese. The most common (but not only) reason is that they are eating over-large portions of higher carbohydrate foods and not getting the exercise they need to burn off the calories. Nutritionally sound, meat-based diets require less food intake by dogs.
    - Fully complies with regulatory standards
    ZiwiPeak Dog Food is formulated by animal health professionals to ensure it fully complies with industry requirements (AAFCO) as a nutritious diet for dogs.
    - Reduces flatulence and stool volume
    Unlike grain-based diets, dogs can more fully digest ZiwiPeak food, thereby reducing the flatulence and stool volume associated with high carbohydrate diets. This is particularly advantageous for dog owners living in more confined urban environments such as apartments.
    - Free of any preservatives, fillers or grains
    A good number of cheaper dog foods contain high levels of carbohydrates in the form of low quality grains and grain by-products. Add to this the popular use of preservatives, various colorings and a rich assortment of fillers and you have a large line-up of commercial foods that are more likely to be hindering, rather than helping, your dog to achieve optimum energy and health.
    - Provides readily usable essential vitamins
    Dogs are unable to produce minerals and can only produce some vitamins. They cannot, for example, synthesis sufficient Vitamin D to meet their requirements, so this vitamin needs to be incorporated into their diet. This is achieved by including foods in the diet that are rich in Vitamin D, such as liver and fish oil.
    - Contains valuable ingredients
    Joint problems are more evident in some breeds of dogs than others. Ingredients like New Zealand mussel, and venison connective tissue (which provides digestible levels of Chondroitin and Glucosamine) are included in ZiwiPeak 'Cuisine' products to nutritionally support long-term joint health.
    - Offers your dog wider nutritional benefits
    As dogs hunting in the wild would eat virtually the whole animal, and derive the nutritional benefits of consuming items like the liver, heart, kidneys and stomach lining (tripe), these should also form a small part of a naturally healthy diet as they do with ZiwiPeak Dog Food.
    - Retains the original nutritional value
    For dogs to derive the most benefit from their food, it is important to retain as much as possible of the original nutritional value during the processing of the dog food. Air-drying the product to reduce the moisture (and thereby naturally preserving it), then sealing it in an airtight package, is an effective way of retaining the nutritional value of the protein and vitamins for your dog.
    - Mirrors a 'wild' hunting diet
    Despite parting evolutionary company with wolves over 10,000 years ago, dogs still thrive on the sort of natural, predominantly meat diet they would ingest if they were hunting in the wild. A diet that stimulates optimum energy and good health. Highly processed foods and high levels of carbohydrates, on the other hand, cannot be easily metabolized by dogs. ZiwiPeak Dog Food Details

    ZiwiPeak LAMB Dog Food
    The ranch-raised lamb used in ZiwiPeak Dog Food is a pure source of high quality protein and fats. Lamb provides these essential proteins and fats that dogs

    • ANSWER:
      I've fed Venison and Lamb ziwipeak to my dogs when we were traveling and weren't able to prepare their normal RAW meals for them. One of my dogs has severe allergies and it's difficult to find kibble for him, which is why we started the dogs on RAW and feed them dehydrated raw when necessary. They did well on it and really enjoyed it, but the food is much too expensive for me to feed it to them regularly. If you can afford it then go right on ahead.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why Malaysian doctor always say no take sugar it will make you have diabetes?
    POLL :P lease let me know and I'm sorry if just because I tell the truth.

    About Carbohydrates
    Carbohydrates are very much essential for the body of a human. Carbohydrates are basically sugars. This sugar fulfills the body’s requirement of energy. This energy is very much essential for a human body so that body is able to perform and withstand various tasks. Human’s body is capable of breaking down carbohydrates very quickly and with efficiency.

    About Good Carbohydrates
    Carbohydrates, which are still in their natural state or have some similarity with their natural state, can be classified as good carbohydrates. Good carbohydrates are the foods which have neither been processed nor have been altered either by human being or machines.

    Normally high fiber is the specialty of good carbohydrates. Foods which are rich in fiber are capable of giving your body a high level of energy to work your body for longer period of time. This kind of food will also make you feel that you are still full of energy. Rich fiber food helps in lowering the level of cholesterol. Rich fiber food also helps the body in the removal of toxin.
    http://www.peoples-health.com/good_bad_carbs.htm

    • ANSWER:
      ok, first of all, eating sugar doesn't cause diabetes at all...i should know cause i'm a juvenile diabetic. but i think that doctors advise you not to take sugar if you're overweight, because being overweight can lead to type two diabetes.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are some really good high quality canned cat foods?
    I have an old but very healthy 19yr old cat. All his life he has eaten Friskies canned foods. I have recently realized that Friskies is not the greatest so I switched him to Authority canned food. I switched to Authority because it doesn't cost that much more and is supposed to be better. But I am starting to feel guilty that I am not feeding him even better just because of the price. So I decided I am going to do the best I can for him. I am looking for high protein low carbohydrate canned foods. No dry please. I also need larger cans that are at least 200 calories per can. My cat will only eat so much volume so I need something with a higher calorie concentration. I am also considering a raw diet but I am uncertain about switching such an old cat. Thanks for any suggestions!

    • ANSWER:
      Nature's Variety.Instinct The Rabbit is 206 calories per 5.5 ounce can and rabbit is highly digestible for cats. So is Chicken which is 199 calories. the Lamb and the Duck are each 242 calories.

      Innova Evo is pretty high calorie. 217 cal per 5.5 ounce can . This was a very high quality food. but it was bought last year by P&G so there is concern they may lower the quality as they have done with other foods they bought. It might still be good though.

      There's Wellness but they've just had a recall on some for having not enough thiamine.
      Wellness Chicken has 220 calories per 5.5 ounce can. , Turkey has 218. Check the recall dates i think it was November 2013.

  48. QUESTION:
    What is a good specific list of food items with little or no carbohydrates?
    I'm going on a no or low carb diet and I was wondering what a good list would be. Can someone give me a great list of what foods to stay away from? And I'd like the list to be as specific as possible on what food item not to eat with carbs. Please don't add what the ingredients are either. THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      Y!Answers doesn't give enough space here, but all foods are listed on the Atkins website -

      http://www.atkins.com/Program/Phase1/WhatYouCanEatinthisPhase.aspx

      You can lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast, eat all you want, but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter & half an avocado a day (for added potassium). Keep the calories high & the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first 2 weeks eat several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce & celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers & more variety of vegetables thereafter - add 5 grams per day additional every week (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) til you gain weight, then subtract 10grams. That will be your personal carb level (everyone is different & depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat, fats & salads for 2 weeks and then slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg, wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise the body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition. Although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier to accumulate fat in the future (since all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories will be gone). The body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow metabolism to compensate & store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering calories, it will continue lowering the set point, til it can survive off nothing & store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of nutritious food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) & exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of Atkins program is converting the body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). Dietary fat levels need to be at >65% of total calories, if not, the body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes about 3 days to convert a body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis). People feel sluggish the first week but most feel better than ever thereafter.

      Carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice, beans) trigger insulin (the ONLY fat storage hormone). Protein triggers the fat burning hormone glucagon.

      Simple carbs are addictive & can be disastrous to health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs, eat one every time you want "something" - have huge omelets with bacon, sausage, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops smothered with peppers, mushrooms & cheese - pork rinds & dip or tuna/chicken/turkey/egg salad - steaks - a huge sugar free cheese cake. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the 4th day, the addiction will be gone & you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger & unbalance other hormones. Controlling insulin levels will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so lean muscle will be gained even without exercise.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup water, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min. to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle & nuke 2 min for daily fiber needs.

      As long as you have <9grams carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control & shouldn't gain weight, no matter the calories because insulin, the fat storage hormone is not activated. Many people gain weight on high carb, do low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb & gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar & maintain weight or health.

      I am adamantly opposed to low calorie dieting because most people lose a good portion of lean tissue (including vital organs like the heart) along with fat stores. There is no nutrition in fat stores, only energy. Most people get impatient and lower their calories and increase their exercise to a point where they lose so much lean tissue that when they return to what was maintenance level eating they are now accumulating more fat stores because their caloric needs have dropped due to the loss of this tissue as well as their metabolism slowing down to work more efficiently on fewer calories & it becomes a vicious cycle of dieting and more loss (including vital organs like

  49. QUESTION:
    Foods with high amounts of Carbohydrates?
    I have been trying to find a list of really high Carb foods, but it's getting a bit confusing.

    I need a few good foods with high carbs, I have Banana's already and custard but any others?

    I'm a guy and need to put on about 10 kilos, I'm not a very big eater, which is why I need foods with really high amounts of cards per 100 grams of food or so. I am also currently on a weight supplement so I need something on top of this.

    It might sound ridiculous High carb foods, protein shakes and Weight gain powder, but I have a really strong metabolism.

    Thanks, plus no kiddies with the Responses CANDY....

    • ANSWER:
      Here you go, I found this site just for you. I believe that it's what you are looking for.
      http://www.dietaryfiberfood.com/sugar-in-food/food-highest-carbohydrate-content.php
      Hope it helps.

      Edit: Here's another site I found: http://www.nutritiondata.com/foods-000005000000000000000-w.html

  50. QUESTION:
    name 5 high carbohydrate food and their nutritional values.?
    no nonsense please

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar, white, granulated 100% carb
      Sugar, powdered ( icing) 99% carb
      Candies 98%
      Sugar, brown Granulated 97%
      Constarch 91%
      Frosted cereals 90%


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Oh man, I just had some paleo diet cookies and they were reeeeeally delicious! I'm very pleased that the whole batch turned out alright, so you know what I'm going to do now?

Well, I'm going to share this extremely yummy paleo cookie recipe with you. I want you to try out this paleo cookie recipe and then go right ahead and spread the joy

Yes spread the joy my friend! Meaning you should share the cookies with your loved ones, family, friends, your pet tortoise or hamster, whateverIt's all one love from here on out!

You know, my fianc used to chide me for going on the paleo diet. She said "the caveman diet" was boring because you can't consume pasta (her fave food), preservatives, rice and other staple foods of most people on this planet.

So when I said to her I wanted to try this paleo cookie recipe, she just scoffed and said it's going to taste "really bland" like most paleo diet meals.

Now, what she didn't know is that I had downloaded a collection of Paleolithic diet cookbooks. I've tried some of the recipes in those cookbooks and they tasted fine. That gave me the confidence to give this paleo cookie recipe a test drive!
You can check out the cookbooks by visiting this link: Downloadable Paleo Cookbooks Set

Alright, I apologize for blabbing too much. Here's the paleo cookie recipe. Try it!

You'll need - - > 2 tbs arrowroot powder, 1 cup coconut flakes, cup of maple syrup, tsp organic kelp salt alternative (or just use the regular one if you like), cup of sesame seeds, cup of sunflower seeds, cup of finely chopped pecan, 1 tsp of vanilla essence, 4 egg whites

Directions:

(1) Beat the egg whites until stiff peak have formed.

(2) Dry fry coconut flakes, pecan and seeds until they become slightly brown.

(3) Drop arrowroot powder, salt and egg whites in a bowl and combine well.

(4) Fold in coconut, pecan seeds and maple syrup until combined well.

(5) Lay a parchment paper onto your cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Next, scoop the mixture with a tablespoon and place on the paper.

(6) Finally, bake the mix at 150 degrees C for approximately 25 minutes or so. Once the cookies are fully browned wait for them to cool and then

Eat, eat, eat and don't forget to spread the joy! Also don't forget to pat yourself on the back for giving this paleo cookie recipe a shot. Good luck!

Need more paleo diet recipes?

Once again, you can check out the aforementioned paleo cookbooks where you'll get access to over 200 perhaps 300 recipes tasty recipes.

I don't recall the exact number because I've only tried a handful and so far, so good. There are recipes for paleo style nut balls, raisin cookies, nut delights, salads, seafood, noodles, soups and whateverI'm too tired to list them all sorry!

Check it out at - - > http://www.paleorecipecookbooks.info/

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    diet meals?
    dose anybody know any realy nice low in fat meals

    • ANSWER:
      try lean cusines!

      it is chicken pasta and there are so many diferent ones

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it bad for you to eat the frozen diet meals Monday through Friday?
    Is it bad for you to eat the frozen diet meals Monday through Friday, being because it is prcessed food with lots of sodium. This is the only way I seam to be able to keep my carlories in check and my weight down. Thoughts or suggestions???

    • ANSWER:
      I know it's easier, but those frozen diet meals are not the healthiest way to lose weight--processed, full of sodium and preservatives. Why don't you try making your own frozen meals--make a batch of turkey chili, or soup, or roast a chicken and vegetables--and freeze them in individual portions. If you don't mind eating the same thing, you don't have to freeze, most food will keep for at least 3 days. Have a big, covered bowl of salad in the fridge.

  3. QUESTION:
    what kinds of meals should i eat to have a healthy diet and lose weight?
    im looking to lose a few pounds.i already have the work out part covered. but im a beast eater. i eat a lot of junk food. i want to start a healthy diet. meals that will help have a good nutrition.
    Can u guys please offer me some meals and snack that i should eat. including the ingredients and recipe please? thank you<3

    • ANSWER:
      Hi!

      Have you ever heard about "Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet"? Reading about it makes you wonder if they might not be on to something. The way the diet works is different than other fad diets that involve cutting out certain types of food like low carbohydrates, low fat or low calorie. Instead it uses calorie shifting foods that you would normally eat, increases the number of times you eat, and changes when you eat certain things for fast fat loss.

      What is Calorie Shifting?

      The way calorie shifting works involves tricking the fat hormones that are sent out by the brain. Every time you eat something, your brain sends out fat storing and fat burning hormones, depending on what the item is.

      The idea is to send more fat burning than fat storing hormones, so that the body does not hold onto the fat for later use. If you keep confusing the metabolism, you will see fast fat loss, as much as 9 pounds in 11 days, that is the first weightloss principle of Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet.

      How Does The Metabolism Control Weightloss?

      This scientific weight control fact about the metabolism and how it works stems from our ancestry as cavemen, when there were famine periods between hunts. The body would store and hold onto fat for survival. The metabolism has not evolved from this self-defense tactic and doesn't realize we can just run to the grocery store and get whatever we want.

      On restrictive diets, weightloss can plateau when the metabolism thinks it is experiencing a famine period, and it will only burn what is taken in. Even on some of the popular low carbohydrate diets, it is advised to eat pizza for two days when your weight plateaus to get the metabolism going.

      Why Do Some Weightloss Diets Leave You With No Energy?

      The only problem with many of these restrictive weightloss diets is the metabolism goes back to only burning what you take in and many people complain about being tired and worn down, when it is mainly the metabolism storing up the energy for later.

      By eating healthy, nutritious foods that are fat burning, the metabolism burns as much energy as you need. Many people on restrictive weightloss diets will regain the weight when they go back to eating normal foods.

      What Is The Best Diet For Weightloss?

      The best weight control diet allows you to eat the foods that you would normally eat, have in your refrigerator and cabinets. By timing when you eat certain foods, how many times a day you eat them, and balancing the types of food, your metabolism will burn what you take in and then some, because it knows you will be feeding it again shortly, instead of starving.

      Prepackaged fat loss products and frozen dinners are not something you can live on the rest of your live. You need to understand the basics of natural weight control, and Fat Loss 4 Idiots Diet uses the fundamental principles of controlling the metabolism with calorie shifting normal foods you eat every day.

      Check my source, it might help. It's a diet that works. Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    where can I find a place who delivers South Beach Diet meals in Phoenix Arizona?
    I am trying to lose at weight and I want to try South Beach Diet. I don't want to cook so I am thinking of just buying some cooked meals instead. I reside in Phoenix, AZ and have not found any. Do you know of any place who delivers South Beach Diet meals in my area?

    • ANSWER:
      The frozen section of your supermarkets freezer. Do a search on southbeachdiet.com and look it up in your area.

  5. QUESTION:
    Are frozen diet meals like lean cuisine and smart ones healthy?
    I'm trying to loose weight and be overall healthier. Are frozen diet meals, like lean cuisine and smart ones, healthy? recommended for weightless?

    • ANSWER:
      just read the contents of the box some of them are high in sodium
      if you are losing weight make sure you take a vitamin too since you will be in a low calorie restriction and therefore you wont real get the nutrients you need unless you take a vitamin

  6. QUESTION:
    My grandfather has just started dialysis and is on a sodium free diet. What meals could I fix for him?
    My grandfather has just started dialysis and is on a sodium free diet. What meals could I fix for him?

    • ANSWER:
      The ideal diet for most people is a low-fat, low-salt, whole plant based diet. This diet avoids excess dairy, meat, salt, sugar, oil, fat, refined carbohydrates, and food additives. The expert I trust most is Dr. Neal Barnard. His dietary recommendations are supported by many other respected researchers including:

      Dr. Dean Ornish
      Professort T. Colin Campbell
      Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr.
      Dr. Joel Fuhrman
      Dr. John McDougall

      The whole plant based diet includes leafy greens, colorful vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fruit, ground flax seed, and supplements of B12 and D as needed. Animal proteins tend to be very hard on the kidneys, and most humans can survive very well on plant based proteins alone that are supplied by legumes, whole grains, vegetables, and leafy greens. The healthiest populations in the world do not consume animal based foods or use animal based foods in very limited quantities for flavoring.

      Most of the experts and authors I listed also publish cook books. I like the latest one published by Dr. Neal Barnard. Former president Bill Clinton announced that he adopted a whole plant based diet and lost 24 pounds and reversed his heart disease. (This was at Esselstyn's recommendation) It's also useful in helping reverse type II diabetes, and kidney failures. Excess animal proteins are hard on the kidneys.

      This diet is also ideal for healthy individuals.

  7. QUESTION:
    What are your healthy diet meals? 5 meals a day?
    Well I'm on a diet right now and one of the things I should be focusing on is my eating. People said instead of eating one big meal, I should divide it up into smaller amount, like 5 small meals a day. So my question is that what can I eat to maintain a good, healthy diet? I always provide myself with fruits and save the salad for the night, which is my last meal.

    • ANSWER:
      I eat 5 times a day...
      and it all depends on your body's metabolic rate...
      i eat that instead of 3 times, cause no matter how much I eat for say, lunch, my body will destroy most of the remaining food that cant be digested..

      so I eat a portion of food i know that will be digested properly and eat that much around 5 times a day..

      my healthy meals include fruit juice and soy milk in the morning and at night.. wholemeal, no white bread.

      small portions of rice and the sort..
      snackin involves me eating cereal, mostly conrflakes w/o the milk...

      and I take small portions of whatever is cooked at any one time... i dont have a big lunch..

  8. QUESTION:
    what are the best ways to lose weight without doing the diet meals and other things?
    i want to lose weight but don't want to keep on buying diet meals and i do excercise it's just not working!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The *Only* way to lose weight is to consistently supply your body with less calories (through diet and exercise) than it needs to function on a daily basis. A trainer at a local gym, a doctor, or a nutritionist can calculate this number for you (it depends on a number of factors- age, height, weight, activity level).

      There are 3500 calories in 1lb of fat. Since most people's daily caloric needs are far less than 3500 calories, you will need to cut this from your diet in a gradual way- say, 300-500 calories less per day, without dipping below 1200 calories. For example, let's say it is determined that you need 2500 calories a day just to maintain your current weight (see above). To lose weight, you would need to consume 2000 calories a day. Your body will need to get that 500 calories from someplace- and it will get it from burning your body fat. Let's say you do this for 7 days....you will have lost 1lb (500 calories x 7 days= 3500 calories).

  9. QUESTION:
    where can i find south beach diet brand frozen meals?
    What store sells the south beach diet frozen meals, wraps, and snacks? I've been to walmart and food lion but they only have the cookies.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      After reading your question I saw you were interested in optimizing your nutrition [(-:] so I thought I would give you some pointers I have learned the hard way from my own bad 'uninformed' choices so you could learn about good advice and bad advice.

      You may already know this but if not let me first explain that keeping to a plan that fights against bad habits that might be on the verge of seriously tearing down your body is sometimes pretty tough - but being fit and strong versus being overweight and/or sickly is all about (1) how many calories you eat versus how many you burn and (2) IF your calories are primarily the BEST QUALITY PROTEINS or primarily junk sugar-carbs.

      Please consider that it is not just how few cabs and fats and how much lean protein you eat in order to become 'stronger,' but how many absorbable non-toxic vitamin and minerals are obtained from the protein or fats you would eat.

      For instance, egg whites have 89% protein, but egg whites are similar in its nutrition per calorie as to eating sweet corn that usually has only about 15% protein. So even though the higher protein egg whites ‘look’ good IF ALL you look at is the protein content, it is really not much better for you than sweet corn.

      Not good if you understand that they identified the pellagra problem in the 1930’s south was from a diet of primarily sweet corn. [See: <> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellagra <>]

      The same is true of tenderloin versus spinach. Boiled spinach has about 56% protein to beef tenderloin’s 61% protein, but spinach has almost 700%, or seven times, the vitamin and minerals of tenderloin calorie per calorie. The problem with spinach is that the spinach calories would cost about ten times the cost of beef calories. Spending per day to eat several pounds of spinach may make you as strong as a triple crown race horse, but few can afford to spend that much for their food so meat protein is what people can afford.

      Take a few minutes to understand ‘good’ nutritional advice versus poor advice and I hope you will have learned something from my ‘mistakes’ that will soon help you along your way.

      <><

      My best to you and for your good health,
      A1
      [(-:]

      PS1 - I posted my story and why I know what I know at:

      <> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Akhczclwu5KLu1vcPNeG8Yfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090914010536AAv4da0&show=7#profile-info-bKceSOSbaa <>

      PS2 - I currently feel that what Dr. Fuhrman MD teaches is the best nutritional information available in the nation.

      http://www.diseaseproof.com/archives/cat-low-carb-high-protein.html

      http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2627/2

      http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=43

      http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/

      http://www.foodnews.org/index.php

      Again, I hope you consider my mistakes and would not duplicate them, OK?

  10. QUESTION:
    What are the tastiest Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones, etc. diet meals?
    Time to work on shedding my winter layer. I usually hate these meals, but need quick food sometimes. Which are the most palatable in your opinion?
    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I like LEAN CUISINE:

      Chicken Fettuccini- Tender pieces of roasted chicken breast topped with a creamy alfredo sauce made with Parmesan and Romano cheeses, cream and butter. Accented with black pepper and parsley. Served with fettuccini pasta.
      Fat - 6g
      Calories - 270
      Vitamin A - 0%DV
      Calcium - 20%DV
      Vitamin C - 0%DV
      Dietary Fiber - 4%DV
      Weight Watchers® Points® 6

      Lasagna with Meat Sauce- Delicate lasagna noodles layered with seasoned ground beef, creamy ricotta cheese, and tomato sauce accented with basil and garlic. All topped with cheese.
      Fat - 7g
      Calories - 320
      Vitamin A - 6%DV
      Calcium - 25%DV
      Vitamin C - 4%DV
      Dietary Fiber - 16%DV
      Weight Watchers® Points® 6

      Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli, and Cheddar Cheese Sauce-Oven roasted russet potato wedges with tender broccoli topped with a creamy cheddar cheese sauce.
      Fat - 5g
      Calories - 220
      Vitamin A - 8%DV
      Calcium - 25%DV
      Vitamin C - 45%DV
      Dietary Fiber - 19%DV
      Weight Watchers® Points® 4

      Chicken Parmesan-A roasted, herb-seasoned chicken breast topped with a flavorful tomato- basil sauce with Parmesan cheese. Accompanied by spaghetti, tossed with grilled zucchini, yellow peppers and tomatoes.
      Fat - 5g
      Calories - 260
      Vitamin A - 10%DV
      Calcium - 15%DV
      Vitamin C - 20%DV
      Dietary Fiber - 16%DV
      Weight Watchers® Points® 5

      My fav- Herb Roasted Chicken- An herb roasted marinated chicken breast topped with a creamy basil, garlic and mushroom sauce. Accompanied by roasted redskin potatoes, broccoli and red bell peppers, in a savory sauce.
      Fat - 3.5g
      Calories - 180
      Vitamin A - 6%DV
      Calcium - 6%DV
      Vitamin C - 50%DV
      Dietary Fiber - 11%DV
      Weight Watchers® Points® 3
      Vegetable Servings 2

      Baked Chicken-Tender roasted chicken tenderloins served on a bed of herb seasoned cornbread stuffing with a savory gravy. Accompanied by creamy whipped potatoes with a dash of paprika.
      Fat - 4.5g
      Calories - 240
      Vitamin A - 10%DV
      Calcium - 4%DV
      Vitamin C - 6%DV
      Dietary Fiber - 12%DV
      Weight Watchers® Points® 5
      Vegetable Servings 1

      Deluxe French Bread Pizza- Crunchy French bread topped with a flavorful tomato sauce accented with basil, garlic and onion. Topped with mozzarella cheese, savory Italian sausage, zesty pepperoni, mushrooms, and red and green bell peppers.
      Fat - 9g
      Calories - 310
      Vitamin A - 10%DV
      Calcium - 15%DV
      Vitamin C - 25%DV
      Dietary Fiber - 12%DV
      Weight Watchers® Points® 7
      also they have a Cheese French Bread Pizza
      and Pepperoni French Bread Pizza

      My fav- Chicken Club Panini- Grilled white meat chicken strips with crumbled bacon,tomatoes,cheese and ranch sauce on sourdough bread
      Fat - 9g
      Calories - 320
      Vitamin A - 10%DV
      Calcium - 35%DV
      Vitamin C - 4%DV
      Dietary Fiber - 13%DV
      Weight Watchers® Points® 7
      **really any of the paninis are great :)

  11. QUESTION:
    Is eating a constant diet of microwave meals healthy for you?
    I never seem to be able to have the time to prepare hot meals. I live constantly on a diet of snacks and bread. So, I was wondering. If I just brought in a supply of ready meals, would they be a nutritious way of eating and if so, what are the best ones?
    I don't want to lose weight. I just want to get some goodness in my diet really.

    • ANSWER:
      if you do that just make sure to take a vitamin maybe like a gnc sport vitamin and chance you type of frozen meals up, im in the navy and i do this all the time and im perfectly fine haha.

  12. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy foods and meals for when you're on a diet?
    I have been on a diet for a little over 2 months and I have been eating a lot of the same foods because I don't know a lot of good diet foods/meals.
    can you please give me a list of foods that will be healthy for someone trying to lose weight?
    (besides the obvious...fruits..veg...salads)

    • ANSWER:
      Me and my husband have lost 42 lbs between the 2 of us already. I am using the menus and recipes from this site:
      http://www.genaw.com/lowcarb/induction_menus/induction_menus.html

  13. QUESTION:
    What's in the brown sauce that Chinese restaurants give you with the diet meals?
    I've always wondered this. You order steamed chicken with broccoli, which is absolutely disgusting without that mysterious sauce. What's in it?
    I know it's soy sauce based, but there are some other ingredients as well.

    • ANSWER:
      甜面酱
      I don't know how to say it in English, sorry.

  14. QUESTION:
    How many South Beach Diet meals do I have to eat to loose 30-50 pounds?
    I'm a 14 and 5 months year old girl I'm at 150 and would like to be 100-120 pounds in weight. You know the south beach frozen meals you buy well how many of those should I buy??? Please help I'm so FAT everyone says I see your loosing your baby fat :( (crying) PLease and Thank you
    oh and I'm 5 feet and 2 inches

    • ANSWER:
      don't go with those type of meals, because you still have to exercise weather you eat them or not. i lost 120 pounds around your age. just walk for 30mins aday and stick with the cereal for breakfast and have soup for lunch or dinner because those 2 food items are very slimming.

  15. QUESTION:
    what are some good diet meals?
    what are some good diet meals

    • ANSWER:
      EGGPLANTS PUREE :
      Grill the whole eggplant on the barbecue until you can peel the skin easily.
      In a pot, smash them with olive oil and some whole peeled tomatoes, salt, pepper.
      You can also add crushed garlic.
      Eat it warm or very cold

      CHICKEN LIVERS SALAD :
      chicken livers
      sliced onion
      a little butter
      raspberry vinegar

      In a pan, put the butter and the onions, and when a little golden, add the livers.
      Cook on medium heat. When almost done, add the raspberry vinegar and let reduce the juice a little.
      Eat with the salad

      BRUSSELS SPROUTS :
      Boil the brussels sprouts, not all the way.
      In a pan, put butter, sliced onions, and diced salted pork (cut out the fat).
      Add the brussels sprouts, salt & pepper

      BELGIUM ENDIVES :
      6 endives
      Butter
      Salt & pepper

      Boil or steam the endives in water for 5 minutes. Drain them.
      In a frying pan, put the butter, the endives very well drained of water, salt and pepper.
      Cover them and cook on medium-low heat until cooked as you like your vegetables.
      (if the endives are big, you can cut them in half in their lenghts)

      GREEK SALAD MY WAY :

      Diced cucumber
      diced tomatoes
      feta (fat free)
      kalamata olive
      sliced onions (optional)
      spring mix
      salt & pepper
      Olive oil
      balsamic vinegar

      Put all the ingredients in a bowl and toss

      GREEN BEANS & TOMATOES :
      Boil or steam the beans for a few minutes.
      In a frying pan, put some butter, sliced onions, whole or diced
      peeled tomatoes (drained of the juice).
      When the liquid you'll get has evaporate a little add the beans, salt and pepper and stir.
      Cook on medium heat until the tenderness you like.

      GRILLED VEGETABLES :
      4 zucchini
      2 eggplants
      4 yellow zucchinis
      olive oil
      thyme, salt & pepper

      In an aluminium foil, put all the vegetables that you would have sliced or diced,
      the salt, pepper, thyme and olive oil,
      close the foil but leav a little opening, and cook on the barbecue.
      Very simple and very tasty. In fact you can do the same proces with any vegetables.
      Asparagus and Portobella or wild mushrooms are great like this.

      RATATOUILLE (for 6 people) :
      4 zucchinis
      4 bell peppers of different colors
      3 eggplants
      2 big onions (sliced)
      5 crushed garlic cloves
      thyme & bay leaves
      1 cup of olive oil
      2 big cans of whole peeled tomatoes
      salt & pepper

      Diced the vegetables (all of them), not too thick and not thin.
      In a pot, put the butter, the sliced onion, crushed garlic.
      When the onions are golden, add the peeled tomatoes (drained
      the max you can of their juice), the
      thyme and bay leaves, salt pepper (a little).
      Let the liquid evaporate and then add first the bell peppers,
      salt & pepper ( a little), then 10 minutes after,
      the zucchini & eggplants, salt & pepper, a little.
      You can serve this hot, or very cold as an appetizer

      TOMATOES PROVENCALES (fast & easy) :
      Cut the tomatoes in half.
      Put a touch of olive oil, salt, pepper and crushed garlic, shredded parsley and
      bread crumb (the thin kind) on top of each pieces of tomatoes.
      Put in the oven at 400° but careful that the tomatoes remain firm and don't overcooked.

      FLANK STEAK, SHALLOTS & VINEGAR :
      1 big flank steak (or skirt steak)
      tons of sliced shallots
      1 1/2 glass of vinegar
      butter
      salt & pepper

      In a pan, put some butter, then when melted, add the shallots, a little salt & pepper and
      when golden, take them out and put the steak in the pan, salt & pepper again.
      Cook on medium heat. When golden on both size, add the shallots and the vinegar and
      let it reduced a little. When you have an homogeneous sauce, it's done.
      Serve with a gratin, boiled potatoes, or fresh pasta

      SKEWERS :
      Diced sirloins steaks
      Diced veal or beef liver
      Diced green or/and bell peppers
      Sliced onions (thick)
      Cherry tomatoes

      On skewers, slide a piece of vegetable, one of meat, one of liver, etc. Salt and pepper

      MUSTARD SARDINES (or Mackerels) :
      Cleaned sardines
      Onions
      French mustard (Maille is better (Walmart), but Grey Poupon will do)
      Salt & pepper

      Stuff the fish with sliced onions and spread them with the mustard. Salt & pepper.
      On the barbie

      Bon appétit

  16. QUESTION:
    Mommies: what kind of diet meals did you eat and diets to lose your baby weight?
    I would like to hear all the healthy diets...Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      4 ounces of tuna or tilapia
      4 ounces of rice
      4 ounce of broccoli or asparagus

      6x a day

      I lost 50 lbs eating this for a few months and I worked out but nothing crazy.

      Also turkey is great.. I eat ground turkey a lot. .

      I basically stayed away from crap, limited my red meats and watched my portions

      Add - also they say if you write what you eat down you are more successful. This log I used and still use helps you keep track. It does so much more.. Also helps you eat a well balanced diet.. it is great

      http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Diet-Log-Suzanne-Schlosberg/dp/0618968954

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some delicious diet snacks and meals?
    I'm trying to loose weight before the 23rd of this month, so i've added daily exercise and trying to lessen my sugary drinks and fast foods... but i like to put things in my mouth to chew constantly! What are some good diet snacks and meals? and is there any drinks other than water thats good for you?

    • ANSWER:
      First things first do not listen to the post that is trying to sell you the pills or whatever. And nothing beats fruit and there are some tasty fiber bars out there as is mentioned above.

  18. QUESTION:
    What is the basic idea of a mediterranian diet, (meals) ?

    • ANSWER:
      Some think that the Mediterranean food guide with its emphasis on more olive oil, less animal protein, more carbohydrates, and more vegetables and legumes such as dried beans and peas is closer to an "ideal diet" than our present U.S. diet. They point out that our bodies with their nutrient requirements evolved eons ago and what Mediterranean people have traditionally eaten more closely resembles the diet of a hunter-gatherer people than what we eat.

      Research about 1960 into the dietary patterns of the people living around the Mediterranean Sea indicated that they were generally healthier even though there were striking differences among them in cultures, traditions, and dietary habits. For example, the Greeks ate more cheese and less butter and drank less milk than the French or Italians.1

      Compared with Western-type diets, foods eaten by primitive humans, in the Mediterranean area and by some indigenous peoples today have been low in saturated fat and sodium, and higher in protein (especially vegetable protein). They also have included more antioxidants including certain vitamins, and potassium, calcium and fiber.

      A subtle but striking difference is in the types of fats and oils in current Western diets. Paleolithic diets were lower in saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids and higher in omega-3 fatty acids. Current research indicates that this shift to more saturated fat from animal food and the polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids as found in most vegetable oils are important factors in our high rates of coronary heart disease, diabetes, and some other chronic diseases.

      Different versions of the Mediterranean diet are being suggested but their essential characteristics include an emphasis on olive oil (but no other vegetable oils, hydrogenated oils or tropical oils); less animal protein particularly red meat; poultry, fish, eggs and sweets only a few times per week; and daily use of cheese, yogurt, fruits, legumes, vegetables, and grain products, preferably whole grain. Wine in moderation is optional. 2 Apparently, the greater than 30 percent of calories from oil does not carry the same health hazards as do other fats.

  19. QUESTION:
    Does eating Lean Cuisines, South Beach Diet meals, and ONLY drinking water really work in loose weight?
    I am really trying to loose weight (about 20 lbs), so i am starting to only eat Lean Cuisine meals and South Beach Diet meals along with only drinking water. So should this really help. I am also working out!

    • ANSWER:
      It will work, only because those meals tend to be 250-400 calories. (you can create surprisingly good and filling meals in this same calorie range) You can accomplish the same weight loss by counting calories. Lots of water is a must, and great that you're working out! be sure to check the nutritional content of any frozen meal, often they're low in fat and calories and super high in sodium.

  20. QUESTION:
    Where can I go to make my own diet every day meals plan?
    Im a picky eater I don't like much food on those diet plans and I want to go to aplace that will give me options to custimize my own meal plan for the next few weeks.

    I want to go from size 13 to 7 soon and I am using excercizing viedos three days a week.

    I want to eat good food still not lame food...

    Anyone know whereI can make my own meals from the choices they give me and have it all planned out for the next few weeks?

    • ANSWER:
      You might want to try to Transitions Lifestyles website: https://www.transitionslifestyle.com/index.cfm?action=main.tHome

      Click the button labelled "take the tour"

      If you have any trouble navigating the site, send me an email.

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any websites that offer free diet meals and recipes every day?
    I'm starting to try and eat healthier, but sometimes I just don't know what to make myself. Are there any websites that possibly have like a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner meal plan that I can follow that changes around every day? I'm not looking for anything like Jenny Craig or WeightWatchers. I'm just looking for a website that shows daily recipes for healthy foods, but I don't really know where to start. Are there any good ones? Thanks in advance, everyone. :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Try MyFridgeFood - it has a lot of easy recipes using what you already have in the kitchen. You can sort the recipes by the nutritional info and it has a "max calorie" filter. It really helped me with my diet... I was awful at the snacking, it also saved me money on leftovers :) Hope it helps!

  22. QUESTION:
    Can anyone suggest some healthy diet meals?
    I'm tired of baked foods and cabbage.I really can't think of anymore meals right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Anything in moderation and by portion. ANYTHING does fit as long as you don't pig out. If you do not exercise a small bit of everything. If you exercise a little a little bigger portion. A portion is like the size of a deck of cards so that is not much. If you exercise for about an hour at least 4 times a week you can up portions to about 1 1/2 maybe. No Diet works the only thing that does is moderate portions and exercise.

  23. QUESTION:
    I sow an add of a company that delivers packaged diet meals for one month. Can any one guide me to it?
    The company has many branches all over the US.

    • ANSWER:
      its called nutrisystem and let me tell you IT SUCKS. i did it one time. I paid 200 for amonth (and that was a "sale) all i got was a small cardbard box full of low quality crappy prepackaged foods. trust me.

  24. QUESTION:
    What foods should I involve in my 6 meals a day diet?
    I am planning on doing this 6 meals a day diet, I am going to make a timetable for it, I was just wandering what meals I should put in, I know a lot of protein is needed, so I was wondering if I could use protein shakes to take up a couple of the short meals?

    Thanks a lot - Cal

    • ANSWER:
      here is the list of foods, separated into 3 categories:
      - good sources of protein
      - good sources of carbs
      - good sources of fat

      Good Sources Of Protein

      Chicken (without skin)
      Turkey (without skin)
      Lean cuts of beef
      Lean cuts of pork
      Lean cuts of lamb
      Lean cuts of veal
      Eggs
      Egg whites
      Tuna fish
      Salmon
      Shrimp
      Lobster
      Flounder
      Sardines
      Snapper
      Swordfish
      Trout
      Crab
      Clams
      Scallops
      Milk (2% or skim)
      Cottage cheese (low fat/non fat)
      Yogurt (low fat/non fat)
      Tofu
      Black beans
      Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
      Kidney beans
      Lentils
      Lima beans
      Navy beans
      Pinto beans
      Miso
      Soybeans
      Peanuts
      Almonds
      Cashews
      Hazelnuts
      Pecans
      Pistachio nuts
      Natural peanut butter
      Pumpkin seeds
      Sunflower seeds
      Protein powder, protein shakes and protein bars

      Good Sources Of Carbs
      Brown Rice
      100% whole wheat bread
      100% whole wheat bagels
      100% whole wheat pita bread
      Whole wheat/whole grain pasta
      Sweet potatoes
      Yams
      Oatmeal
      Buckwheat
      Bulgur
      Bran cereals
      Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
      Kidney beans
      Black beans
      Lentils
      Navy beans
      Pinto beans
      Lima Beans

      (Fruits And Vegetables)
      Apple
      Orange
      Plum
      Banana
      Grapes
      Strawberries
      Peaches
      Pears
      Cantaloupe
      Pineapple
      Broccoli
      Brussels sprouts
      Cabbage
      Asparagus
      Spinach
      Lettuce
      Romaine lettuce
      Avocado
      Cucumber
      Eggplant
      Tomato
      Cauliflower
      Celery
      Turnip
      Bok choy
      Mushrooms
      Peppers
      Green peas

      Good Sources Of Fat
      Salmon
      Mackerel
      Herring
      Anchovies
      Sardines
      Scallops
      Halibut
      Fish oil supplements (I use this brand)
      Peanuts
      Almonds
      Walnuts
      Cashews
      Natural peanut butter
      Olive oil (extra-virgin)
      Flax seeds
      Flax seed oil
      Pumpkin seeds
      Sunflower seeds

  25. QUESTION:
    what would be a good pinoy diet meals for a man like me, i am 180 lbs, i am eager to loose weight fast.?
    if you can recommend me a good website that suggest a good diet meals, for loosing weights. Please also give some good body work out advise to flatten my abs, that I can done in my house.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      FM Singapore

      I hv lost 4kgs in a mth and 3 mths lost 9kgs...Nutrition Supplement...

      Interested send me email cindykwa03@yahoo.com

      Best Regards
      Cindy

  26. QUESTION:
    Where can I find good diet meals that are delivered to your home, like the stars get?

    I live in south jersey, close to philadelphia.

    • ANSWER:
      Nutrisystem. Yeah the stars use it because it costs a bit.

      Weightwatchers is a good. I know people that have lost quite a bit of weight on it.

      If you're Christian then you may want to try the Weigh Down Diet

  27. QUESTION:
    Can somebody please make a week diet with meals to help me lose weight?
    I need to know how much i can eat of each thing and water and juice added to it. I weight 185 and am 5'3". Thank you for your help. I have been exercising some and drinking water also but i need a diet to follow so i can lose this weight, i have only lost 8 lbs since the beginning of the year and need a detailed eating plan to help me lose a little more since it is coming off so slow! Thank you, i do appreciate your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes keeping a food diary can help. Sometimes we don't remember how much we have snacked on during the day. The food diary can help you see if you are snacking excessively or help you see a bad habit.

      If snacking is your problem you can look into a couple of options. You can cut down on your snacking or plan for healthier snacks. Don't drastically change your diet unless you know that you can stick with it. Otherwise you just gain all of the weight back because you go back to old habits. Just change a little at a time. Try having two "healthy meals" a week. Something as simple as having grilled food, instead of something fried.

      Also, to lose weight you really need to do some type of exercise. Find something that you enjoy doing. You will be more likely to stick with it. Maybe walking, swimming, yoga, dance, aerobics. Just whatever you find interesting. If you bore easily you may want to try doing more than one thing. For instance, walking with friends on Monday and Wednesday, yoga on Tuesday and Thursday. The next week try dance on Mon. and wed. and aerobics or Tues. and Thurs.. You just have to find what works for you. The most important thing is to keep it fun and interesting. Take time and try some new things!

      I hope these suggestions were helpful. Good luck and just keep the faith in yourself. You can do it. You just have to decide that you are ready to.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there a website that can help me plan meals for my diet?
    I'm putting myself on a diet and I need a little help planning my meals based on a daily calorie limit. Is there a website that can help me plan this?
    Spark people sets their plan for u. You can really set your own..

    • ANSWER:
      www.sparkpeople.com

  29. QUESTION:
    What foods should I involve in my 6 meals a day diet?
    I am planning on doing this 6 meals a day diet, which seems like alot of food... I guess I'm used to eating only three meals a day... But i'm so confused about the food choices... And is it... Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Snack, Dinner and Late Night Snack?
    Thanks for reading!!
    xoxo

    • ANSWER:
      Eggs.
      I have started eating three eggs every morning and it is helping me gain weight.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some good meals to a good diet to build muscle and bulk up.?
    What are some good meals to a good diet to build muscle and bulk up.
    How often should I eat these meals.
    What type of exercises should I do.
    Also,anything else to fill the gaps in bodybuilding that i might should know.

    • ANSWER:
      With every meal, you should use protein (meats[eggs, fish, cows]), and carbs (rice, noodles). The protein will use the carbohydrates and turn that into muscle. And every meal should have veggies. Though it's not exactly needed, it is recommended, to prevent high blood pressure and other health problems.

  31. QUESTION:
    What are some cancer diet-friendly meals for my neighbor with pancreatic cancer?
    My neighbor has pancreatic cancer. Both she and her husband are both elderly and my husband and I want to help them with their upcoming family dinner to celebrate their son's engagement. I understand a cancer patient's palate can be extra-sensitive and she has talked to me about the chemo-induced nausea she deals with daily so I want to make sure it best meets her needs. From those with experience, what would you recommend we make for them?

    We're looking for entree and dessert ideas.
    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      For Entree:
      Fresh green salad using balsamic vinegar/olive oil

      For dessert:
      Make smoothies. Mix together organic blueberries with apple, grape, cranberry, or guava juice—anything but orange juice. Citrus fruits can contribute to or exacerbate mouth sores, and you’ll want to do everything you can to avoid those. Throw in a banana and some plain yogurt.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I balance my own meals with the Abs Diet?
    I started the abs diet and he said that you can mix and match your own meals, how do I do this? What am I supposed to be limiting? OR can I just choose anything from the book as long as I'm eating 6 times a day?

    • ANSWER:
      acai berry is the best tool for diet

  33. QUESTION:
    what are some healthy meals to have for dinner on a diet?
    im getting bored of eating the same sort of meals over and over again for tea but i dont know what i can have whats good on a diet.. any suggestions of meals i can have whats under 500 calories?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Is the south beach diet meals or recipes?
    when you order it-do they bring you the food or a recipe book to buy the food and cook it?

    • ANSWER:
      Recipes...

  35. QUESTION:
    How to make your own diet meals? shakes and like soups any ideas with low carbs and calories?
    like i want to make my own meal break fast lunch dinner and snack for supper?:) thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Really? You're asking this? All you do is buy natural, whole foods then make stuff out of that. Don't overload with butter, animal fats, things like that. Season with good herbs and spices (but don't overdo it with salt), and use lots of vegetables.

      Email me if you have more questions.

  36. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of any healthy Brazilian Diet meals or foods?
    Any websites or places?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are a lot of sites that will give you Brazilian recipes. There are many to choose from that are healthy.

  37. QUESTION:
    I need to do a menu that consists of high carb low protein diet meals. any ideas?

    its a biology project.

    • ANSWER:
      Healthy High Carb,low protein diets that you can choose from are as follows

      Breakfast
      2 pancakes with 1 teaspoon maple syrup, 1 glass low fat milk, ½ glass of fresh orange juice
      Snack 1 bagel with jam

      Lunch
      Mixed vegetable and tofu stir fry, brown rice pilaf, ½ grapefruit
      Snack Whole wheat bagel with cream cheese, 1 kiwifruit

      Dinner
      Grilled salmon steak, baked potato with 1 tablespoon sour cream, ½ bowl steamed green beans, green salad with vinaigrette
      Snack ½ toasted muffin with jam

      High Carbohydrate Food List

      Here is a list of high carbohydrates foods which will help you in meal planning.

      Vegetable Portion Carbohydrates (grams)
      White Potato ½ cup 15.4
      Sweet potato 1 medium 22.4
      Butternut squash ½ cup 10.8
      Acorn squash ½ cup 14.9
      Leeks 1 stalk 12.6
      Corn ½ cup 16.0
      Black eye peas ½ cup 22.0
      Brussels sprouts 6 10.9
      Artichoke 1 13.4
      Carrots 1 small 7.3
      Bagel 1 31.2
      Peas ½ cup 9.9
      Snow Peas ½ cup 9.8
      Pumpkin ½ cup 9.9
      Brown rice ½ cup 25.0
      Water chestnuts ½ cup 8.7
      Raisins ½ cup 78.9
      Shallots ½ cup 6.7
      Dried Mushrooms 2 tablespoon 8.9

  38. QUESTION:
    How to loose weight fas without going anrexic or buying diet meals!?
    jw cause i wanna loose weight!

    • ANSWER:
      Take up running,it has changed my life!

  39. QUESTION:
    What are some diet meals i could make at home?
    any ideas :P rice and salad is getting boring

    • ANSWER:
      Rice is exciting.

      It is what you add to it. Try lots of different flavours. Mushrooms, beans etc.

      Salads are good too, add some lean roast chicken, eggs, olives, etc to make them interesting (I am an Australia and we really go all out with our salads).

      Baked things are good, but they take a bit long.

      Soups are good, soups and bread are great. Try tomato, onion, red lentils, a little bit of ham, garlic, chilli. Cook until soft then blend. Serve with bread (I prefer bap rolls, that is milk bread).

      Steamed vegetables, with a little butter and maybe garlic.

      Healthy food doesn't have to be boring.

  40. QUESTION:
    Where can I buy zone meals for the zone diet in the UK?
    I have been looking on the web to see where I can purchase ready Zone Meals for the zone diet in the UK. So far, I have only found places in the states and you incur a charge for shipping (some of them don't even ship to the UK) Anyone who is on the zone diet and could give me a few helpful tips on where to buy the products, I would be very grateful.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, I don't think you can buy the Zone diet meals over here in the UK, however, you can buy supplements and bars etc from http://www.zonebasics.com/

      Failing that, if you buy the Zone Diet books that are available, you'll be able to make the meals yourself. It takes more time than getting them delivered, but would be much cheaper!

  41. QUESTION:
    when your on the atkins diet. Should you eat a lot of meals without carbs during the day. Or just 1 or 2 meals
    When on any other diet it is recomended that you eat 4-5 small meals a day. This is to keep your metabolism going constantly. But when on the atkins diet should you limit your meals to maybe 1-2 a day to eat up your stored carbohydrates? If anybody knows from experience I would welcome the feedback.

    • ANSWER:
      Before you play around with Atkins and ruin your health, check this: http://www.atkinsdietalert.org/.

      Why not try balanced low-fat food, you could eat your life long? This would keep you lean AND healthy. No Yo-Yo effect for sure.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can anyone give me good diet meal plans they have used to lose weight. I try to have 200 calorie meals. Thanks?

    I am not looking for dieting advice persay just meal ideas. I run and do video game boxing I am just getting sick of the same old stuff lol

    • ANSWER:
      go wheat free. No pasta, pizza, bread and so on. And no food after 7
      p.m. People achieve marvellous results with it. Depending on your
      initial weight, you can drop upwards from 20 pounds a month. If you don't
      eat wheat then you don't eat all those sticky, fatty goey cakes, you
      don't eat junk food, and you don't eat biscuits. But your diet is
      still balanced. It costs nothing, and you do not have to calculate points or
      to buy special meals or plans.

  43. QUESTION:
    What are some really simple meals for a vegetarian/vegan diet?
    I am only 12, and have switched to a vegetarian diet, and am trying to avoid dairy whenever possible.
    What are some simple dinner meals, that I could possibly help make?
    My parents aren't the worlds best cooks, so that's why I'm asking for SIMPLE.
    Haha, thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Chili is a great choice. I have made many of the vegetable chili recipe on this site and most meat eaters can not tell the difference. And many of the recipes are simple.
      http://www.chili-everyway.com/vegetarian-chili-recipe.html

      If someone needs to have meat in it just pull some out for you and they can then add meat to the rest.

      I like to double the recipes and freeze the leftovers in a portion size. You then have several future dinners

      Good luck and enjoy

  44. QUESTION:
    Meals when your on a diet but partner is not?
    My partner is going on a diet but we do not want to be creating 2 completely separate meals with different ingredients every meal time, also twice the amount of ingredients on our weekly shopping list.
    Does anyone have suggestions where the meal is at the core essentially the same but where with a few added twists one can be made a low fat diet version and the other regular recommended calorie intake for an adult male version.

    • ANSWER:
      same food, you just eat less. A diet is a waste of time, you need to make lifestyle changes.

      with the exception of semi-skimmed milk, don't eat low-fat anything; it is usually full of sugar. Sensible eating and exercise, job done.

  45. QUESTION:
    Diet low fat meals for a vegetarian?
    I'm a vegetarian and I need very low fat diet meals.. I'm out of ideas besides beans, chickpeas, salad, eggs, protein bars, fruits, organic peanut butter, nuts. I stay away from carbs such as rice, bread, etc. Any suggestions?! :D

    • ANSWER:
      I eat the following which offers a huge variety of plant based options:

      + Leafy greens (kale & collards) raw and in green smoothies
      + Whole grains (not wheat or gluten & not processed) including wild rice
      + Legumes (sprouted and cooked beans, peas, & some nuts)
      + Colorful Vegetables (raw & steamed & stir fry without oil)
      + Whole fruit (not juice)

      I eat a wide variety of beans and leafy greens at every meals and avoid peanut butter and other processed foods that might contain too much oil. Why are you eating peanut butter on a low-fat diet? If it isn't recognizable as a plant, I don't want it in my kitchen. Read the following cookbook:

      "Engine 2 Diet" by Esselstyn

      His father is a distinguished physician who has made breakthroughs in the treatment of heart disease through a whole plant based diet.

      Instead of peanut butter, add ground flax seed to your diet. This provides adequate Omega-3 essential fatty acids and allows you to avoid all other fatty foods such as oils, avocado, nuts, and other refined foods. I'd eat other beans besides soy since soy is often genetically modified in the US and it is flavorless. Soy products often includes sugar or artificial/natural flavors or aspartame or other artificial sweeteners. Eat different flavorful beans instead. Other foods you may want to avoid include wheat and corn.

      You have an enormous choice and variety of foods to eat on a low-fat whole plant based diet.

  46. QUESTION:
    Healthly eating and great diet meals?
    Quick diet and healthy foods?

    I start mine on the first and are needing some great ideas? So if you have any tips or great workouts just shout my way.

    Is Plain Oroweat Bread best for you or does anyone else recommend other types?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      go with the plain oatweat bread

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I adjust my diet if my blood sugar is too high before meals?
    If my blood sugar is too high or low before or after meals, how do I adjust my diet to compensate?

    • ANSWER:
      First, keep track of what you ate for breakfast, if you have eaten too many carbs which turn into sugar, your accu check will be higher. Do some exercising, walking, gardening, move around, dance, lift light weighs to help utilize some of those extra carbs.
      I don't know how high your sugar gets and I don't know what you have eaten, or what kind of medicine you take,so I can't really say what you should do. The effects of food doesn't take notice until 3-4 hrs from when you have last eaten. Everyone is so different. What works for someone else may not work for you. How often do you take your accu check? Keep a daily record of your accu checks and your diet and when you eat too.
      How is your diet? Go to Google and type in "high glycemic foods" and "low glycemic foods", look for ehow, this is a great site explaining how foods are metabolized in your body. And should give you some great in site on diabetes too.
      Good luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are some good meals to eat on the Weight Watchers diet?
    I'm on the weight watchers diet and it seems like I am eating some of the same things every day because I feel they are "safe" foods, but I want add a little bit of variety to my diet, what are some good meals to eat that are low in points? I tend to eat cabbage soup and grilled chicken salads a lot, so I definitely want some variety. (and feel free to add good breakfasts to eat as well)

    • ANSWER:
      Read the book by dr. michael aziz (a new york doctor) It is about eatting healthy unprocessed foods the do not mess up your hormones and about all the damaged the fake and processed foods do to you. (like weight watches, jenny craig etc.)(I have been on eatting plan going on 5 months and have lost close to 50 pounds) I have real food not the junk that come in those boxes and I can follow it for life. It may cost alittle more for the real food but you tend to eat alot less. Take a look around you and watch how people eat and how much they eat , when eatting all the processed food.

  49. QUESTION:
    What are some healthy, but tasty meals for someone on a strict diet?
    I want to help my brother with his diet, because just about everyday he usually just eats boiled eggs in the morning, and salads for the rest of the day. I don't think he enjoys it very much so i want to help him.

    What are some tasty, but healthy meals?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Lean protein (chicken and fish are great), fruits and veggies, healthy fats, complex carbs (brown or whole grain bread items, brown rice, etc), and lots of water...salad and boiled eggs is not only boring in short order, but not well balanced...

      You didn't say what kind of 'strict' diet he was on, or why, but unless it's medically necessary for him to limit intake of certain foods, he needs to add more variety and eat well balanced meals and snacks...otherwise, his 'diet' is likely to backfire as very, very few people will continue eating nothing but eggs and salad indefinitely (nor should they)...

  50. QUESTION:
    What meals are good for diet? and what type of vegetables and fruits are good for you? the best vegetables?
    yes im on a diet and want to know what are good meals to make or eat, and what are the best vegetables to eat the ones that are the most healthy. please let me know. And what exercises do i need to have a good 6 pack and more chest muscle? thank you

    • ANSWER:
      This is gauranteed to work,avocados,red grapefruit,kiwis,and eat some pomegranits,chicken, fish, all light cooking, once a week for 1 day drink protein shakes as directed, I buy whey protein and it tastes good. broccoli, brussel sprouts, lots of salads, and spinach, don,t eat to much apples ,bananas, or oranges very high sugar content, oatmeal,porridge is good, also take some flax seed great for the mind. team up with a gym and your their.


Meals Without Carbs

Sugar-free, Low-fat Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes
The following are a group of very tasty homemade salad dressings that are quick, easy, and healthy. Perfect for diabetics and dieters, too.

DIJON-LEMON VINAIGRETTE SALAD DRESSING

3 tbsp water

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a jar and cover tightly. Shake jar vigorously to mix ingredients well. Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Per a 1 tbsp serving: 25 cal, 1 g carbs, 0 protein

Variations: Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette: Use 1/4 cup of the above recipe and add 2 tablespoons minced cilantro and 1 tablespoon lime juice.

Lemon Caper Vinaigrette: Use 2 tablespoons of the Dijon-Lemon Vinaigrette and add the following: 2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind, 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons capers, drained, 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. This is good over a green salad that is topped with grilled chicken or tuna.

Enjoy!

LOW-FAT HOMEMADE THOUSAND ISLAND SALAD DRESSING

1/4 cup plain, unsweetened low-fat yogurt

1/4 cup nonfat buttermilk

1 tbsp fat-free mayonnaise

1 tbsp chopped dill pickle

1 tbsp catsup

1 tsp chopped fresh parsley

1/8 tsp seasoned salt

In a small mixing bowl, combine yogurt, buttermilk, and mayonnaise, stirring until blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate. Serve after thoroughly chilled.

Yield: Approximately 3/4 cup

1 serving of 2 tablespoons = 34 cal, 3 g carbs, 1 g protein

LIME VINIAGRETTE DRESSING:

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup finely chopped tomato

1 tbsp vinegar (I prefer cider vinegar)

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lime juice

1/2 tsp lime zest

1 garlic cloved, minced

dash of salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp chili powder

In a food processor or blender, combine the dressing ingredients. Place lid on container and process until you have a smooth dressing. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    when your on the atkins diet. Should you eat a lot of meals without carbs during the day. Or just 1 or 2 meals
    When on any other diet it is recomended that you eat 4-5 small meals a day. This is to keep your metabolism going constantly. But when on the atkins diet should you limit your meals to maybe 1-2 a day to eat up your stored carbohydrates? If anybody knows from experience I would welcome the feedback.

    • ANSWER:
      Before you play around with Atkins and ruin your health, check this: http://www.atkinsdietalert.org/.

      Why not try balanced low-fat food, you could eat your life long? This would keep you lean AND healthy. No Yo-Yo effect for sure.

  2. QUESTION:
    Suggest some nice meals without carbs please? Not just salad, eggs or veg! Thanks.?

    • ANSWER:
      steak, chicken, lobster, crab, shrimp, tuna, salmon, pork chops, hamburgers, taco salad, meatloaf, ham, bacon, pork rinds chicken wings, peanut butter, nuts, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, CHILI is my fave (grill, bake, fry, or poach them)

  3. QUESTION:
    what is a good vegetarian meal without pasta or lots of carbs?
    i've been eating pasta and pizza for the past 3 to 4 days. what should i eat instead for a healthy meal? and nt just sald or nuts or something. more than that, cuz im hungry. lol

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get yourself a good vegetarian cookbook. A high carb. vegetarian diet will make you fat.

      A few cookbooks you may find interesting -
      Becoming Vegetarian: The Complete Guide to Adopting a Healthy Vegetarian Diet - Vesanto Melina & Brenda Davis
      Low Carb Vegetarian - Margo Demello
      Carb Conscious Vegetarian - Robin Robertson

  4. QUESTION:
    How can i lower my intake of carbs but without cutting it out completley?
    I've noticed i eat alot of carbs and i want to lower my intake. Any suggestions for meals and ways around eating carbs at social settings? Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest trying to substituting the carbs with something that is lower in carbs or is a protein. Carrots (while they still have carbs) has a lot fewer carbs than a potato or pasta.

      Loading up on fruits and veggies, or simply going to a meat or chicken alternative would work. Also, drink a lot of water before you eat.

  5. QUESTION:
    What can I eat for meals without much prep? I always eat the same things because lack of options.?
    I always eat those quick prep hamburgers and turkey burgers on bread because lack of options when it comes to getting enough carbs, protein, and fat in my diet. It is getting tiresome, any ideas? I don't have much time to cook and eating is basiclly getting by, whatever I get cook up in a few minutes to get back to what I was doing before.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have a crock pot, or slow simmer type thing? If so, make soups! They are easy and you can start them in the morning and they will be ready when you get home from work. Just put in some sort of meat (if you want) like a roast, or soup meat or something, and throw in whatever vegetables you like, and maybe some noodles, and spices and let it slow cook for several hours. Toss a salad to go with it, or some bread or something, and you have yourself a meal. Plus, there is usually a lot of it, so you have leftovers! Happy eating!

  6. QUESTION:
    Carb free diet? Advice on how to do it and how to fill myself up without carbs?
    Hi, I am interested in trying a carb free diet, just to kick off my weight loss. I have never done anything like this before so I wanted to know how long I should cut them out for, and how to reintroduce them back into my diet.

    Also, if I'm not eating carbs, what foods should I fill up on? I mean I would normally have veg, meat and potatoes, rice or chips with a meal, but without the carbs I think I would still be hungry.

    Advice?

    • ANSWER:
      all your meals should have a protein source and a fat source.

      protein sources: chicken, eggs, turkey, tuna, tilapia, salmon, whey protein powder

      fat sources: almonds, cashews, all natural peanut butter, avacados, extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, fish oil capsules, evening primrose oil

      green veggies are the only "carb" source you should eat.

      There is much more detail I can give if you'd like, just ask.

      good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    Healthy recipes without carbs?
    What are some healthy meals that I can make without rice, breads and pastas? I usually eat bread for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and rice or pasta for dinner. But I want to cut those out until i get down to my desired weight. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not on a low carb diet but I consider myself a meat and vegetables kind of girl. I love chicken, porkloin, and lean steak mixed with fresh or frozen veggies. One of my faves is chicken and broccoli with a tablespoon of teriaki sauce (watch the sugar and the sodium). Stir-fry's or fajitas with no shell are good. Make your own seasoning and sauces to control carbs. Mrs. Dash has some awesome salt-free seasonings that are good on baked chicken or steak.

      Keep plenty of these on hand:

      Chicken
      Fish
      Shrimp
      Scallops
      Tuna
      Sirloin Steak
      Pork loin
      Turkey
      Thin sliced deli meats

      Low fat cheese
      Low fat salad dressings

      Teriaki or soy sauce
      mustard
      low carb catsup

      assorted fresh and frozen veggies

      Also, they have some good low carb breads, tortillas and bagels available now.

      Check out the website www.hungrygirl.com for good recipe ideas. She also has a cookbook.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I cut back the carbs when....?
    I am an Ovo-Lacto vegetarian (if you eat meat I'm not asking you.) And am borderline overweight for my BMI (though everyones different, I feel its to much for my body.) And my husband is really overweight (he eats meatbut not at home so its not much)

    I do not eat a lot of chips, pops, sugar, fast food, etc. And personally I don't even eat a lot of dairy because I just don't really like it.

    I would really like to cut back on the carbs I eat.
    I never was a great cook and as I learned to cook veggie it was all carb based. Even my veg cookbooks are mostly carb based meals.

    I really just don't know how to cook a meal without pasta, bread, or rice! So I am asking for some ideas of what I can cook. Not just for one or 2 nights, Ideas I can use often. I don't need direct recipies, though I wouldn't mind them, I just need some ideas of even what kind of recipies to look for. I just cannot think of much vegetarian that is low in carbs.
    also
    1. I'm not a big fan of soup. Once in awhile is ok but I couldn't handle it once every week.

    2. I would prefer to avoid microwave meat substitutes.

    3. I won't eat lentils, lima beans, or brusslesprouts but anything else I'm up for
    4. I will cook with dairy. I don't mind it cooked I just don't usually eat it alone.
    I also do excersize some every day. I'm not a couch potatoe though I don't have an out an out excersise routine.
    Thanks guys. I sometimes get tthe feelign carbs are really bad and other times they are good. I don't know which way to go but I will say pretty much every dinner I cook is some sort of pasta or brown rice meal. And I eat bagels, sandwiches, cereals etc. often for breakfast. I just sometimes feel like its the only thing I eat.

    • ANSWER:
      Don't give up carbs. That's a big fat lie. Eating a high protein diet for weight loss builds toxins in your system. Your hair will begin to fall out. Your breath will get very funky. Your skin will break out. You may begin to experience disorientation. Minor memory loss. Suddenly get clumsy.

      Go with healthy carbs. Potato, whole grains, whole grain bread, whole grain pasta, oatmeal, amaranth, millet. Carbs are your super energy food.

      It's only refined white stuff that's bad for you. Pasta or bread from refined white flour. Refined white sugar.

  9. QUESTION:
    Is carbs really the main contributor of fats?
    I'm not overweight though... but I have these excess fats on my belly and thigh. Can I get rid of those just by eating low-carbs without decreasing my usual meal portion?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey! There are only a few other ways you can reduce your stomach fat faster as opposed to cutting highly-processed carbohydrates out of your diet. These foods, sometimes referred to as "white carbs," "White carbs" is anything made with refined flour and/or refined sugars as an ingredient. They are calorie-rich but nutrient-poor and do many bad things to your blood sugar and insulin levels.

      The most common "white carbs "are breads, cereals, and pastas. Other foods to keep out of your diet are white potatoes and rice. Obviously put off all non-diet sodas/soft drinks and candies. While you're at it, cut out all fried foods as these can contain large amounts of "bad" fats and calories both of which add inches to your waistline.

      By eating smaller balanced meals containing protein, fresh or frozen vegetables, beans/legumes, and good for you fats several times per day you can get rid of belly fat quickly yet maintain a high energy level. Maintaining power and not feeling "crappy" it's necessary and makes it a great deal simpler to stay on any diet. Hope this helps!

  10. QUESTION:
    How can I stop craving and eating carbs???
    I am trying to lose the rest of my weight but all my meals contain mainly carbs, I crave them so bad.. How can I mix up my diet without running back to my carbs??

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, make sure that you include SOME carbs in your diet; trying to cut them ALL out creates the intense cravings that make you want to eat too much of them. Make sure that you have whole grain carbs, like whole grain bread and pasta, and this will help a lot.

      Give yourself a ration, like "I will have one slice of whole grain bread", because when you have a definite plan, you are more likely to stick to it than if you are just trying to wing a general plan.

      Fruits have some carbs in them, so these can help satisfy some cravings, too.

      Buy a good cookbook that promotes healthy eating. My two favorites are "Loonyspoons" and "Eat, Shrink, and Be Merry". They really helped me mix up my cooking with fun stuff!

  11. QUESTION:
    Want to have a break from carbs for a week what foods should i eat?
    i eat way to many carbs and i wouldn't mind having a break for one week to see how i feel after it. What are some good meal options i can eat without no carbs or with very low carbs?

    Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      You can focus on greens and green vegetables, fish, poultry, nuts and seeds and plenty of water. Try berries for a dessert.

      Here are some low carb menus: http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/lowcarbmenus1/tp/12lowcarbmenus.htm

      You can also check out a book on the Atkins Diet or South Beach Diet from your local library and see what you think.

      A book I like on manageable, balanced, healthy diet (not a no carb resource) is “Integrative Nutrition” by Joshua Rosenthal.

      Hope that helps!
      Barbara
      Librarian in training

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I increase my calories without increasing carbs, fat or protein?
    I am following a meal plan to try and lose weight and I have planned out my meals for today but my calories seem too low, even though my fat, protein and carbs are within the ranges. Any help on foods I can snack on to up my calories without increasing the other numbers too much?
    I am supposed to have
    1200-1300 calories - am at 872
    100-130g carbs - at 121
    27-60g fat - at 43
    60-137g protein - at 70
    Thanks for the suggestions but I put this in the veg section for a reason - I am a vegan! I might check almonds out though. Also I'm pretty sure sticking at 872 cals is too low, I don't want to go too far under.

    • ANSWER:
      Well I don't know how you got 121 carbs from 872 calories, but maybe you should change those foods instead. Most foods rich in carbs are also high in calories? So for the carbs I would recommend whole wheat products... but from that meal plan, you need something that can have protein and a small amount of fat, but no carbs... I'd go for healthy fats like olive, avocado, nuts, etc. I'd check how much fat is in a serving, but they tend to be very filling. Also, instead of reducing carbs, you should exercise more because that is what you need to exercise.

  13. QUESTION:
    Diet ideas without carbs?
    I need some diet meal ideas/snacks that contain NO carbs, well no bad carbs like bread, pasta, potatoes, rice etc. Im really struggling to find filling ideas for what to eat that have very few carbs
    Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      What helps me best is just adapting what I've always ate, replacing lettuce for bread, cabbage for pasta, cauliflower for rice, broccoli for potatoes. Make a lasagna use blanched cabbage leaves & thin eggplant slices instead of noodles. Pasta tomato based sauce or alfredo on fried cabbage. Fried "rice" made from cauliflower is amazingly ricelike. One of my fav dishes is Chicken cacciatore with pepperoni, mushrooms & lots of mozzarella. Flax seed or chia seed will add body to a dish that you don't want soupy. Hit the recipe rooms in the low carb forums.

      You will lose more body fat eating protein and fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast eat all you want but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter and half an avocado a day (you'll need added potassium). Keep the calories high and the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Adding in green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      Your body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow your metabolism to compensate and store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering your calories, it will continue lowering that set point, til you can survive off nothing and store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) and exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of the Atkins program is converting your body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). You need to keep your fat levels at >65% of your calories, if you don't your body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert your body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycosis) you will probably feel sluggish the first week but most people feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) triggers insulin which can store the calories you eat into fat. The more protein you eat the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate you eat the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

      Simple carbs are addictive and can be disastrous to our health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs and eat one every time you want "something" have huge omelets for breakfast, with bacon, a lil onion, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Pork chops for lunch. Get pork rinds and eat them with tuna salad. Steak for dinner. Make a huge sugar free cheese cake for dessert. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the fourth day, your addiction will be gone and you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger and unbalance other hormones. Controlling your insulin level will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so you will gain lean muscle even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase your muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

      The first 2 weeks you can have several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce and celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers and more variety of vegetables thereafter add 5 grams per day additional (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) every week til you gain weight, then you subtract 10 carbs. That would give you your personal carb level (everyone is different and it depends on how active you are.) As long as you remain <9 carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control, and shouldn't gain weight.

      Many people gain weight on high carb, then switch to low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb that they gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar and maintain weight or health.

      Dr.Atkins was a cardiologist, low carb was a health plan easier sold as a "diet" Read any of his books for easily understandable science. Lutz "Life without Bread" & Taubes "Good calories, Bad calories" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.

      Reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass will have you in awesome shape in no time. Good luck!

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I keep my energy level up without gaining weight?
    I'm trying to diet, and don't have much time for exercise, so I regulate what I eat very carefully. No snacks and small portion sizes. However, all the time I feel weak and incredibly lethargic, even after meals which involve carbs. Any ideas in how to get quick and lasting energy without the calories?

    • ANSWER:
      The trick is to keep your body fueled. Food is energy!!! Try to spread out your eating to 4-6 small meals a day. Obviously these meals have to be good nutrition packed snack sized meals. Keep the carbs low and try for no white flour - do the multi grain or flax, stoneground etc... White carbs actually turn to sugar and will make you tired quickly [ just like sugar]. Immediately after you eat it you get a tiny sugar rush, but just as quickly you feel like its nap time. The best energy is fruits and veggiies and maybe some almonds or protein. GOOD LUCK !!!!

  15. QUESTION:
    Must lose 30 pounds by October/November, what are some good low carb meals without a lot of prep?
    So, I got married and put on about 35 pounds and I want to lose that before we try having a baby. What are some good meals that I can have prepped ahead of time such as breakfast and supper (I plan on having salads for lunch)? I greatly dislike eggs, I can't stress that enough the thought of them makes me sick to my stomach! And if I do 20-30 carbs a day do you think it's possible for me to have lost 35 lbs by Halloween? (I am 22). Thanks in advance! :)

    • ANSWER:
      You'll need to do a lot of exercise to make 3# a week. Flax seed cereal makes a good breakfast but it really needs the dreaded "E" word mixed in to give it a pleasant texture (you can't taste the "E") flax is slimy otherwise. I love my rotisserie and make a turkey every couple of months and make soup with the carcass and turkey salad. I don't cook often but I cook lots when I do, usually 20-30#. Pork rinds are great with dip, avocado/mayo/cayenne or turkey/chicken salad. Check the forums for recipes. I don't cook a lot. One of my fav meals was a "lasagne" I replaced the noodles with blanched cabbage leaves & thin slices of eggplant and it was incredible. I make chicken cacciatore and add lots of pizza ingredients, pepperoni, mushrooms, mozzarella and serve over steamed or fried cabbage. I've made the fried "rice" out of cauliflower and I couldn't tell the difference.

      You will lose more body fat eating protein & fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast eat all you want but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter and half an avocado a day (you'll need added potassium). Keep the calories high and the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Adding in green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      The first week is just water weight but fat is lost thereafter if you keep your calories high enough. Otherwise your body will strip it's own lean tissue for nutrition and although that may look great on a scale it will make it MUCH easier for you to accumulate fat in the future (since you don't have all that pesky lean tissue burning up calories). Your body won't release fat stores if you lower calories below what it needs. It will slow your metabolism to compensate and store every spare ounce as fat. If you continue lowering your calories, it will continue lowering that set point, til you can survive off nothing and store fat on anything. The body will only release it's fat stores if it knows there is plenty of food.

      Eating carbs while trying to lose body fat is terribly inefficient. When in glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) you have to lower your calories (which slows your metabolism) and exercise heavily to deplete your glycogen stores before burning body fat.

      The core of the Atkins program is converting your body from glycolysis (burning glucose as fuel) to ketosis (burning fat as fuel). You need to keep your fat levels at >65% of your calories, if you don't your body will still remain in glycolysis by converting 58% of excess protein into glucose (via gluconeogenesis).

      It takes minimum of 3 days to convert your body to ketosis, (but only one bite to convert back to glycolysis) you will probably feel sluggish the first week but most people feel better than ever thereafter.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) triggers insulin which can store the calories you eat into fat. The more protein you eat the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate you eat the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

      High insulin levels promote inflammation, weight gain, hunger and unbalance other hormones. Controlling your insulin level will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so you will gain lean muscle even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase your muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      Ground flax seed (2 Tbsp) 1/4 cup of water, cinnamon, artificial sweetener, mix in a raw egg - let sit 10 min to absorb liquid, put some cream cheese in the middle and nuke for 1.5 min. for hot cereal or 2 min. for more of a muffin type thing. Great low carb, high fiber treat. Suggested for daily fiber needs.

      The first 2 weeks you can have several cups a day of (mostly) lettuce and celery, cucumbers, radishes, mushrooms, peppers and more variety of vegetables thereafter add 5 grams per day additional (20 grams day first 2 weeks, 25grams 3rd week, 30grams 4th week etc) every week til you gain weight, then you subtract 10 carbs. That would give you your personal carb level (everyone is different and it depends on how active you are.)

      Start with meat & fats & salads for a couple of weeks and then you can slowly add in more green veg, wk4 fresh cheeses, wk5 nuts & seeds, wk6 berries, wk7 legumes, wk8 other fruits, wk9 starchy veg and lastly wk10 whole grains. You will learn how your body reacts to different foods. As long as you remain <9 carbs per hour, you will maintain insulin control, and shouldn't gain weight.

      Many people gain weight on high carb, then switch to low carb to lose weight & then are shocked when they return to high carb that they gain weight. Many people can return to moderate carb levels but very few can really eat all they want of sugar and maintain weight or health.

  16. QUESTION:
    what can i make with the following ingredients :P ?
    ground beef already cooked.
    mushrooms
    green peppers
    onions
    eggs
    milk
    lettuce
    cheese

    i need a meal without carbs, any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      You could make an egg based casserole. Beat 3-4 eggs and pour them into a baking dish maybe with a little milk but milk has carbs so don't go crazy with it. Mix in some of the ground beef and chopped veggies. Then bake it at 350. I'm not sure how long, but I have definatly baked eggs while counting carbs before with good results. You could also put some cheese on top.

  17. QUESTION:
    does percentage of fats,protein,carbs matter in bulking diet? if so why?
    cant i just eat fats proteins and carbs in every meal without worrying about how much of each?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    I want to lose weight, but bread is a big part of my life. What can I do?
    Foods in the bread group is part of almost everything I eat. Pasta, sandwiches, crackers, Pizza. I was told if I want to lose weight i would have to cut back on foods made out of white flour, even if it's wheat. How can i do that plus, at the same time, have variety in my meals without eating too much carbs.

    • ANSWER:
      You do not need to avoid bread etc, just have a smaller portion of it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can someone please help me with dieting tips?
    Im going to be dieting for a weeks without any carbs, i dont know many good meals i can have without carbs that will fill me up....im at college days a week and i take a salad or fruit pot.
    Has anyone got any tips on meal plan, fitness and how much could i aprox loose a month?
    thanks xx

    • ANSWER:
      Just eat a lot of meat. Grass-fed is the best. If you eat grain fed (personally, I can't afford grass fed), go for lean meat seeing as bad stuff can be stored in fat, but not in muscle. There are tons of low-carb forums out there will low-carb recipes all over

  20. QUESTION:
    Why is going to sleep on a full stomach unhealthy and bad for a diet?
    How is that different from consuming the same meal without going to sleep and instead sitting on the couch, for instance?

    What if it was a healthy light meal - low carbs, low fat, etc... (or a low calorie smoothie) about an hour before bedtime - would that be bad as well?

    Is there anything that can be eaten about an hour before sleep that won't jeopardize a diet and won't be unhealthy?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't you just love those ad bots? The problem with eating, any amount really, before you go to bed is that while you are resting your body and your metabolism shut down so your body will store the food energy in fat. Eating high fiber foods and foods that are harder to digest can keep your metabolism a bit higher while sleeping though. I recommend maybe a single a banana or cucumber. Another way to increase your metabolism while resting is to do a quick work out and just stress your muscles before sleep. Your metabolism is raised for a while after stressing muscles! Hope this helped!

  21. QUESTION:
    What foods can I eat on a no carb diet (no bread, pasta, rice etc.) other than meat and vegies?
    Today I found out about this diet of eating no carbs but I don't have much of a good food expansion (I don't find a lot of foods appealing or I'm too scared to try them).
    The idea of this diet is to eat a lot of meat, but the only meats I eat are chicken, fish and mince beef.
    What foods can eat in between meals without being bad and eating carbs such as foods above?

    Peace x

    • ANSWER:
      Eggs, cheese, shirataki noodles, nopal cactus, flax seed, chia seed. You will lose more body fat eating protein and fat (don't eat protein alone) than not eating AT ALL. To lose weight fast eat all you want but nothing but meat, eggs, healthy oils, mayo, butter and half an avocado a day (you'll need added potassium). Keep the calories high and the fat percentage high, at least 65% of calories. Adding in green vegetables & some cheese will continue weight loss but at a slower pace.

      If you starve yourself by lowering calories lower than are needed for the body to function, your body will freak out and will want to store every ounce in case it doesn't get nourished again. You need to give it adequate nourishment so it doesn't slow your metabolism down to adjust for lower calories.

      Simple carbohydrates (sugar, flour, bread, cereal, pasta, potatoes, rice) triggers insulin which can store the calories you eat into fat. The more protein you eat the more the fat burning hormone glucagon is released. The more carbohydrate you eat the more the fat storage hormone insulin is released.

      Carbs are addictive and can be disastrous to our health. The best way to break the addiction is NO carbs for 3 days. Make a huge batch of deviled eggs and eat one every time you want "something" have huge omelets for breakfast, with a lil onion, peppers, mushrooms & cheese. Chicken for lunch. Get pork rinds and eat them with tuna salad. Steak for dinner. Make a huge sugar free cheese cake for dessert. Eat so much you won't feel deprived of anything. By the fourth day, your addiction will be gone and you can start making healthy choices.

      High insulin levels unbalance other hormones. Controlling your insulin level will balance out other hormones & allow human growth hormone (HGH) to be produced naturally so you will gain lean muscle even without exercise. Any exercise will greatly increase your muscle mass with high HGH levels.

      Dr.Atkins was a cardiologist, low carb was a health plan easier sold as a "diet" Read any of his books for easily understandable science. Lutz "Life without Bread" & Taubes "Good calorie, bad calorie" are excellent books that dispel all the nutrition myths.

      Reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass will have you in awesome shape in no time. Good luck!

  22. QUESTION:
    how do I get carbs without Gluten?
    My husband developed an allergy to gluten a couple of weeks ago. Therefore depleting the consumption of anything containing wheat. No pasta, no breads, pretty much nothing haha. He hates it and I feel terrible. He is used to a diet filled with breads and pastas. And in order to give him sufficient amounts of carbs I have been making him rice noodles. But... He is getting tired of eating the same thing everyday. He wants something different (like a sandwich, but he can't eat bread!) but I have no idea what to give him in order for him to feel full.. He eats but says that he just doesn't stay full. Does anyone have any ideas for a Gluten-free carb-filled meal?

    • ANSWER:
      You can still get carbs without gluten by going for gluten free alternatives. Yes there are lots of GF alternatives for people who cannot eat gluten foods and there's even a gluten free beer. A gluten free bread for example, it has carbs but it has no gluten and the taste is the same from a normal bread. Here is my suggestion for a gluten free bread so that your husband can still enjoy bread without being ill.

  23. QUESTION:
    Help with adding extra calories without adding fat or carbs?
    I am desperate to lose weight! I weigh almost 400lbs and have recently started dieting, I have done a lot of research and found out my BMR is 2,500 +/- a few calories. So i decided with one hr of exercise per day, (treadmill/bike and swimming) and a 2,000 calorie diet should help me lose 2lbs per week safely. But my problem is, im trying to follow the food pyramid, and maybe its my lack of imagination or something but all the meals i have made for each day come to around 1,600 calories a day and include my dv of carbs and protien and fat ( ex: 1,681 calories, 106g protien, 208g carbs, 51g fiber, 20.4 grams fat ) I know if my bmr is 2,500 or so, and im only eating 1700 calories and burning 1,000 a day with normal daily activity and exersize then that is 3500 calories a day burned and that leaves a deficit of 1,800 calories which leads to 3.6lbs of weight loss per week. I know for some that may be good, but i know its unsafe to lose more than 2lbs per week, and the more you lose quick, the more the skin hangs ( ewww) so i want to do it safely.. So what can i add to add calories, but not fat or carbs?
    thanks for all the answers, great ideas!!

    • ANSWER:
      firstly, good for you to decide and lose weight. being healthy and feeling great in yourself is the most valuable thing we have position over! secondly, you should be getting your energy from protein. protein, when used up, is converted to muscle and growth and repair of muscle and hair. being over-weight- you've done a lot of damage to your self and put pressure on your heart. ease off fatty spreads until you don't use any at all! (its the best thing for you to do right now!) also, take it easy with the exercise, your body won't be used to all this moving around so take it slowly and gradually build up. DONT start lifting weights to take care of upper arm fat- once you start you cant stop or else the muscle goes loose and relaxes and looks like fat!
      so to sum it up = use protein as your main source of food, some types of meat can be highish in calories (such as lamb) but low in fat. just remember to take off the skin and fat. don't add gravy, sauces or salt. feel free to add pepper! Also, when I say, "don't eat so many carbs" i mean cut down, not cut out! this is very dangerous and the atkins diet is not recommended. people can have bad results from that diet. only eat brown, wholemeal carbs if possible! ex. brown rice, brown bread, brown sugar. don't eat any pastry's , sweets or cake-y things! if you have a sweet tooth, treat your self to some low fat yogurt and fruit! hope this helps...enjoy! xx:)

  24. QUESTION:
    Healthy foods without carbohydrates (carbs.)?
    Anything that I could eat as a meal or just munch on as a snack.
    thanks !
    anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      any meat, eggs, cheeses, raw nuts, green veggies

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I end my addiction to carbs?
    I try to eat a normal amount of carbs each day, but I get headaches and cravings.. I can't go through the day without eating bread/pasta at every meal. Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you are eating the carbs that give a fast sugar hit. To come off these you will need to substitute low GI (Glycaemic Index) carbs slowly over time. Increasing the amount of slow GI as you adjust.
      What are the low GI foods ? In the link below.
      It can be done. The thing is to do it slowly.
      Cheers.

  26. QUESTION:
    What do you think about my meals/ nutrition today?
    I`m trying to put on some pounds.
    Meal replacement breakfast.
    Mcdonalds lunch. ( 2 double cheese fries shake)
    Sausage potatoes mixed veggies supper.
    3500 calories
    130G fat
    500G carbs
    140G sugar
    115G protein
    Plus a pot of coffee and 1L water.
    I`m very active very stressed wanting to gain 20 lbs without lifting weights as my work is quite heavy already 6` 140 lbs and any opinions are appreciated here.

    • ANSWER:
      All of your nutrients are coming from poor quality sources meal replacers, mcdonalds, sauseage. You will gain some weight, but it will not be lean muscle.

  27. QUESTION:
    how can i eat right to get benefits from lifting weights without spending alot of money?
    i know proper eating is carbs / proteins every 3 hours. does anyone have any ideas how i can eat right without spending alot of money on supplements (meal replacements) and such. I prefer ready to go foods. I already am familiar with fruits and such for carbs, but what about protein ?

    • ANSWER:
      drink protein shakes after and eat alot of meat it helps. and have a good breakfest

  28. QUESTION:
    If I go too long without protein, I get all dizzy, see spots, and get nauseous,why?
    I can have a huge meal,of carbs or such, but if it lacks protein i'm in trouble. What could make this occur,my friends say it isn't normal?

    • ANSWER:
      You may have problems with your blood sugar, but don't panic. Lots of people do and it doesn't mean they're diabetic or hypoglycemic. Having a huge meal of carbs is definitely not a good idea because it forces your body to produce huge amounts of insulin, and insulin causes your body to store any calories you don't need right away as fat. Not eating enough protein can also cause the problems you described. So your best bet is to make sure you're getting a good source of protein every time you eat. Actually, you're best off getting a good source of protein, carbs, and fat (yes, FAT) when you eat. Best sources of protein are: Dairy products (lowfat or nonfat are better), eggs, fish, lean cuts of beef and pork, nuts, and poultry. Best sources of carbs are: Beans/legumes, fresh fruits and vegetables, and whole grain product likes breads, cereals and pasta. Best sources of healthy fat (yes, there IS such a thing) are: Avocadoes, eggs, fish, fish oil, flax seed, flax seed oil, nuts, and olive oil.

  29. QUESTION:
    how to get toned without loosing weight?
    i want to get toned but without loosing weight... i am 17 years old 5'6 and i weight 122 LBS. i like my weight and i don't want to look thinner.also, how many carbs protein and fats do i need? i am eating 5 meals a day , how many calories do each meal have to be? and how many calories should i be having if i want to get toned? i know im asking a whole bunch of questions lol. but is running 3 miles every day and lifting weights good ? or should i be doing something else?

    • ANSWER:
      lift weights. but lift light weights and do around 15 reps. and you will probably gain weight cause you are putting on muscle cause thats just how it works hahaha

  30. QUESTION:
    What is a delicious low carb high protein dinner I can make tonight?
    I am on a diet and I am supposed to be cutting out my carbs as much as possible and having high proteins good fats and veggies.
    Now I will be cooking for my hubby and I, and he as well as most of us, don't feel a meal is complete without the filler carbs. Please help me with ideas for a meal that completely satisfies us and is really healthy :-)

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Make a meatloaf with lots of fresh vegetables.
      Google for low carb recipes , there are lots of great recipes out there.

  31. QUESTION:
    I recently became a vegetarian. How do i tell my parents without them flipping out?
    I am 17, still live at home, rely on my mom to make most of my meals, and won't be going to college until the fall. My father is a diabetic and can't eat carbs as much as i can, and complains if there isn't meat at every meal. My mom doesn't think a vegetarian diet is healthy, and i am a mediocre cook at best. We have meat with dinner every night, and I have been eating around it or just avoiding it, but this won't last for long.

    • ANSWER:
      Just show them some research on what red meat does the human body and tell them you want to try a vegetarian lifestyle and see if it works for you. Research your veg diet and make sure you can still get the required protein from nuts, or whatever. Just show them the pros and cons of both and they should understand that at 17 you are mature enough to make that decision for your self, but be sure they know you're just going to try it. That won't sound as bad as just telling them you're changing.

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I get in shape without losing my boobs?
    I've been eating healthier and right - 6 small meals a day and not alot of sugar and unnecssary carbs like before...i've been starting to work out (i heard that the trick to getting abs is that you have to lose the body fat before the muscles pop up, true?)

    Anyway, i've noticed that my boobs have been shrinking :( I don't want big boobs or anything but i'm a small girl and my rack was just the right size for my body...soo now it's getting smaller and it's gross

    SUGGESTIONS, please!
    and i'm not in my "growing" stage anymore or in puberty, i'm in my 20's...
    i don't wanna lose weight...i just wanna get lean and tone without losing my curves and boobs

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, loosing weight will make you see muscle tone. Do a million sit ups a day and if you are not loosing fat you will never see your abs. You will loose in the breast, that is just the way it is. Breast tissue is nothing more than fat. It is the first to go. I am sure it is not gross, your just not use to it.

  33. QUESTION:
    is it possible to drop to 7% body fat without counting calories?
    I am 5'9, 164 lbs and around 14-15% body fat. I went on many fat loss message boards and forums and people are obsessed with counting calories, and cutting your daily caloric intake to lose weight. I tried this approach and took someones advice on eating 1500 calories a day with around 140 g of protein and 80 g of carbs and it made me feel SO Weak, nautious, and get headaches to the point to where i had to quit and go back to my old ways of dieting where i eat 5-6 healthy, nutritious spaced out meals without counting calories, just making sure my diet is mostly protein and low carbs. I do agree though that at my height and weight i need to increase my muscle mass by lifting heavier which i wasnt doing (i was doing between 12-13 reps which isnt challenging enough, so i will lower to 8-10 reps).....what do you guys think is it possible for me to reach my goal of 7% body fat eating 5-6 spaced out healthy meals but making sure i weight train 3 times per week, and do interval cardio 3 times per week? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Counting calories is just a tool. The reason people count is because in order to lose body fat, you need to burn more calories than you consume. Can you drop your body fat without counting? Sure, but you may miss your target. If you don't know how much you are consuming, you may be over shooting and consuming more calories than you realize. You can eat all the spaced out nutritious meals, but if the caloric intake is too high, you gain.

      You don't have to be a stickler for counting, but you should have a good estimate of what your intake is.

      Also, if your goal is 7% body fat, days a week of interval cardio is just not going to cut. Dropping to that low is very difficult and will require a monitored diet and a much more robust cardio plan. Be prepared to do 5-6 days a week of cardio for about an hour each time.

      7% is no joke.

  34. QUESTION:
    how to lose weight on holiday?
    Hi,
    I'm going on holiday tomorrow for 3 weeks and whilst I'm gone, I'd like to lose a little weight. Maybe 2kg (4.4lbs) or so?
    I'm 15, 5'3.5 and 132lbs. Fat as. In the last 3 months or so, weight has just piled on, I've gained at least 7/8lbs! And not grown much taller :(
    It depresses me sososososo much because I have a sister much thinner than I am and I just look huge compared to her.

    So yeah I need to know how to lose weight on holiday. I was thinking, long walks every morning, plenty of fruit and vegetables, drinking a lot of water, small meals without many carbs - any further advice? Are there any pills I can get in like Boots or somewhere that'd help me speed up my weight loss? I mean natural pills, not like diet pills, as I'm too young to be allowed to buy them :(

    Any help? Thank you very much. A teenager whose weight is depressing her beyond belief.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    is it possible to build muscle without putting on any fat?
    can you build muscle without gaining fat on the way.i eat only healthy foods and no junk foods. i don't drink any soda or juice cuz of all the sugar. i only drink milk and water. i lift weights 3 times a week and swim whenever i don't lift weights.and what should i eat for my post workout meal, should i eat a big protein and carb meal or should i just drink a protein shake with some honey and a banana for carbs then eat a big meal. thnx

    • ANSWER:
      probably not without putting on any fat but the slower you gain muscle the better the chance most of the gain will be muscle.1/2lb or less a week.an average of an extra 250cals a day over the cals. necessary to maintain your weight.
      my information comes from clarence bass who has maintained around 5% bodyfat for the last 30yrs.
      site below

  36. QUESTION:
    Is airpopped popcorn(natural without any butter, but salt and pepper) healthy to eat everyday?
    I need the extra caloires(110) to help me gain weight but is it too many carbs or unhealthy to eat everynight.. so far i've had it for 4 days straight along with my meals.

    • ANSWER:
      It's likely to be okay to eat daily over the short term, but not for long periods of time. Not having any butter means its healthier than regular popcorn - however, it's still going to be quite high in sodium, which is hard on your body in the long run.

  37. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to gain lean muscle and tone without losing weight?
    Hi everyone! I'm a 19 year old guy and I'm once again starting to lift weights and gain tone after my first year of college (didn't lift through college). However, in the past I tended to lift for a few weeks, see little/no difference, and then quit so this time I decided to go all out. I bought some high protein snacks and food like protein bars, a multivitamin, and some new weights. The problem is, I don't want to lose any weight or get fatter and I'm hearing mixed opinions on whether or not to eat carbs. I don't want to cut them out because I don't want to lose weight but I really want to see the difference before schools starts up again in the fall. Should I just increase my protein intake in addition to my normal diet or substitute other foods and meals for high protein ones? I'm not really a huge eater but I do like carbs over protein. Does anyone have any suggestions for my diet or my workout? Thanks!
    I pretty much want to stay the same size but gain lean, toned, muscles and I'm open for suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      swim swimming tones all muscles and makes u hungry so u eat more gain protein

  38. QUESTION:
    Whats the best Post Workout meal? without buying protein shakes and powderd stuff.?
    If i was to go to the supermarket right now, what should i buy?
    like if i look on the back and it has, Protien, Carbs, Sodium, blah blah blah, what do i get? my workout is simply push ups and full body crunches, nothing fancy, i just wanna no what to eat to help muscle development..

    • ANSWER:
      um..
      Protein - meats, eggs, milk, cheese
      Carbs - bread, potatoes

      But don't forget fruits and veges - just stuff you like. And other crap from the food pyramid/circle whatever.
      Protein will help with muscle development. Just go to some bodybuilding websites

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the best post workout meal?
    Hi, I am looking for a good post work-out meal. I do not want shakes or pills, I do not believe in that kind of stuff. What would be good, fast digesting carbs and proteins, that are whole foods?
    Basically a meal without sugar, fats, fiber and soy. I am allergic to soy, so I try to stay away. If there is a bit in it, then it's okay, I just don't want to eat mass amounts of it. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      some oats, a banana, yogurt, some peanut butter. And some sort of lean meat for most of your protein.

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I eat a balanced meal with less carbs in a day?
    I currently eat:
    Breakfast: no added sugar Muesli with banana, skim milk and raisins
    Snack: Orange
    Lunch: Pitta bread, salad and a bit of reduced fat houmous
    Snack: Pear and an apple
    Dinner: whatever my mum cooks. Generally some sort of meat, pasta and some salad or meat and cous cous.
    I am 17 years old and trying to lose 50lbs. I thought I was eating alright but Calorie-count.com says I am eating:
    Fat - 17.3% (25 grams)
    Protein - 20.7% (68 grams)
    Carbohydrates - 62.0% (205 grams)
    The internet says I should be eating around 130g of carbs but I always eat too much. Also, I have too much sugar due to the amount of fruit I eat (I really like fruit). I eat 103g of suagr just from fruit!! The reccomended amount it 40g according to the internet. BUT... if I stop eating fruit, I tend not to go over 1000 calories and I struggle to get to 1200 calories so fruit is what eat to get it up without too much carbs and sugar. could anyone do me a meal plan where I wud lose 2lbs a week? ta x

    • ANSWER:
      The key for dinner is to reduce your portions, and don't have seconds.

      If your mum cooks, make sure the veggies you eat aren't limp and colourless. If the veggies are boiled, you may need to request them being taken out earlier, to hold some "crunch". Broccoli, for example should be cooked till a dark forest green and be crunchy, carrots should not be squishy... You want to keep the nutrients in the vegetables and not lose it during cooking.

      Sugar from fruit is not harmful. Fruit is actually fantastic for your health (vit C, potassium and fibre). If you're worried about your fruit-sugars intake, replace the morning orange snack with unsalted cashews. Replace the afternoon snack with 2 plums... See: http://www.weightlossforall.com/calories-fruit.htm for more info on fruit sugars.

      Also, try to eat the most at breakfast. This means during the day, you can be up and ready to go, your brain and body is fed, and you have all day to work off the calories. Muesli + yoghurt + fruit salad + herbal tea for breakfast is great! Fruit salad + toast with vegemite/ vit b spread + juice also works. Keep your breakfasts fun and filling. This is where you can carb-up without feeling guilty...

      Drink fluids, such as herbal teas. Take iron with vitamin C. Increase your green leafy vegetables.

      Your diet plan sounds healthy, but remember you will need to do some exercise to shift weight.

      Cardio-workouts are the best, and can be as simple as shuttle-runs in your driveway, or walking to the shops and back. Try to get in 30mins 3 times a week.

      A healthy female eats about 2000 calories per day. It's all about balance.

  41. QUESTION:
    Carbs how to stop the cravings?
    For some reason when I eat I am not satisfied and left hungry until I eat some type of grain or potatoes...I need something like pasta, bread, potatoe or rice...I don't want to eat these things cause they are really bad for weight gain..I would like to only eat them like a couple days a week or on the weekends but it is crazy I can be done eating my meal without any of these then like 10 min later its all I can think about....How do I get rid of this carb craving!!! I never crave sweets (kind of weird huh?)

    • ANSWER:
      As a fellow carb-craver and lover I fully understand your dilemma. You want to refrain from eating them because they make you gain weight, but you don't feel satisfied without them. Here the saying applies, "You can't live with them, and you can't live without 'em." The tricks are as follows:
      1. Eat only complex carbohydrates. That means only whole grains like oatmeal (not the instant), whole wheat bread, whole wheat pita bread, sweet potato, butternut squash, spaghetti squash. Keep far away from white flour (cookies, regular bread, and pastries) cuz that's where the intense cravings happens. And the white flour doesn't make you full only fat. Complex carbs make you full faster and for longer.
      2. Another trick for weight loss is to separate your carbs from protiens. That means, if you're gonna eat protien (chicken or fish, etc.) for a meal, don't eat carbs and vice versa. If you don't feel full, then divide your meal into two. If you were gonna eat for dinner chicken and potato, then eat it at least an hour or two apart.
      3. Always eat vegetables with every meal. Don't eat veggies the same way every time, so it stays interesting. Put in a little low-fat dressing, a few croutons, spices, and sometimes have steamed veggies, others cooked or fresh, so you always have a change. Getting bored from eating healthy is the killer in a diet. You have to keep the menu interesting.
      4. Water is the most important aspect in every diet. It makes and helps keep you full. Plus staying hydrated staves off hunger pangs. And sometimes when we're thirsty, we mistake the thirsty signal for hunger pangs. So when you're wondering why you're hungry again so fast after a meal, you know it's your brain saying that you're thirsty.
      5. Preparation is the key. If we don't have the good foods right when we need them, you're guarranteed to fail. Especially when you come home starving/frustrated from work/hard day, you are going for the cookies if the healthy foods are not readily available.

      Oh, and the reason you're not craving sweets is because you probably stay away from them.

      Sorry for carrying on for so long...hope this helps!

  42. QUESTION:
    What are some good snack and meal ideas for a diabetic who loves carbs?
    I just recently found out that I have Syndrome X, or pre-diabetes. Diabetes runs in both sides of my family so I really need to start taking preventative action now. I have recently began taking metformin, a medication that will help lower insulin levels. My doctor also wants me to lose some weight, seeing as I gain all of my weight in my midsection which is hazardous to my health and heart. And let's face it, it's not very attractive. The only problem is, I LOVE CARBS! Pasta, potatoes, rice and bread are my favorite foods. And unfortunately carbs are all sugar. Does anyone have any meal and snack ideas? I want to cut my carbs without feeling like I'm totally giving up my favorite foods. Am I fighting a losing battle?

    • ANSWER:
      Katie . Get use to the fact that carbs are not in our best interest. Now if you were to go to Mendosa's
      http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm You will find out what carbs are good for you and what one's are not and how much.

      This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

      The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

      The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn't tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food's effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn't a lot of it, so watermelon's glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

      Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

      Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The "Serve size (g)" column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney's Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.

      For snacks I eat Peanuts, Beef jerky (Homemade) , celery sticks with peanut butter, a small scoop of Ice Cream,also I always have home made chilli or Veg. beef soup on hand (Homemade)When going crazy I have a cup of soup. Also always have on Hand a jug of Iced Tea (Homemade). Maybe some Sunflower seeds .

      There are ways to lower blood sugar:::Here are the 4 keys:
      1) Knowledge- http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.ph… This is a great site for info
      2) Meds. Metformin to start. Never , ever take Actos or Avandia. They may kill you. Bone fractures, heart problems and what diabetics really don't need is that they change Bone Stem Cells to Fat Cells.
      3)diet- A low carb diet is in order. I can't count carbs so I use Mendosa's Glycemic Index Diet. Great for the whole family. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm
      4) EXERCISE- Walking is fine but Nordic Walking is Great. Exercise also lowers Glucose levels , lowers Cholesterol and lowers Blood Pressure. Google it.

      If you do these things you may stave off diabetes.

      Good luck
      Tin

  43. QUESTION:
    Connection between carbs., fats and protein for diabetics?
    I always thought it was almost always about controlling blood sugars through a lower carbohydrate intake?
    Yet I keep seeing that type 2 diabetics should always balance their meals with all three, Can someone please explain this to me?

    I understand that all three are important in a daily meal plan but do fats and protein alone without or with very low carbohydrates also increase blood sugars?

    • ANSWER:
      Carbs are what cause increases in the the blood sugar levels. Sugars are a type of Carb but starches such as potatoes and pasta are just as bad. Diabetics are prone to heart disease and strokes as well as other problems which is why fats need to be watched. Fruits and veggies need to be eaten to balance out nutrition. I am diabetic and eat a low carb, high protein diet. Should a person have kidney problems, which diabetics are also prone to have, they would need to lower their amount of protein as it can cause further kidney problems.

      Although fats are not good for us, except in small amounts, they will not raise your blood sugar.

  44. QUESTION:
    Question about the Carbs?
    Lets say that I'm doing cardio workout in the morning for the empty stomach because It will help to burn fat more better. Then after the cardio I will have the protein shake and some meal, lets say some carbs like spaghetti without the pasta, just plain spaghetti and black bread and a cup of milk and an apple. Then at the night before the workout I will eat carbs again and I will start doing weight training 60 min later. But after weight training I wanna go to the sleep like within 1 hour BUT i should eat carbs again after the workout is done. So can I eat carbs 1 hour before I'm going to the bed?

    My main goal is to drop my fat % low so abs will be visible + to build some muscles. And carbs are needed to build muscles but then again carbs are bad to lose weight and fat %. What should I do?

    My plan is like this

    Monday: Cardio 60 Minutes in the morning, Protein shake after cardio. Eat. One hour before night workout eat Carbs. At night Chest&Biceps&Forearm&Lats. After the workout eat carbs again. Also Protein shake with the Milk within 60 minutes after workout.
    Tuesday: Cardio 60 Minutes in the morning, Protein shake after cardio. Eat. One hour before night workout eat Carbs. At night Shoulders&abs&Lower back. After the workout eat carbs again. Also Protein shake with the Milk within 60 minutes after workout.
    Wednesday: Cardio 60 Minutes in the morning, Protein shake after cardio. Eat. One hour before night workout eat Carbs. At night Quads&Abs&Triceps&Traps. After the workout eat carbs again. Also Protein shake with the Milk within 60 minutes after workout.
    Thursday: Cardio 60 minutes in the morning, Protein shake after cardio. Eat. One hour before night workout eat Carbs. At night Back&Biceps&abs. Also
    After the workout eat carbs again. Also Protein shake with the Milk within 60 minutes after workout.
    Friday: Cardio 60 minutes in the morning, Protein shake after cardio. Eat. One hour before night workout eat Carbs. At night Chect&Biceps&Middle Back&Calves. Also After the workout eat carbs again. Also Protein shake with the Milk within 60 minutes after workout
    Saturday: Rest
    Sunday: Rest
    Wait so I should eat oatmeal and egg whites AFTER nights workout, like 1 hour before I'm going to the bed? And Before nights workout I should eat carbs too but it doesn't matter what kind of, I mean it could be any kind of carbs? Just low cal?

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Anyone have some healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner recommendations?
    The thing about the Weight Watcher's meals, or the healthy frozen dinners, or healthy recipes is that they don't really fit my eating style. "Penne pasta and portabella mushrooms, drizzled in a savory sauce" is not something I really want to eat with or without the carbs and calories.

    I'm a little more simple, you know what I mean? Apples, oranges, PB&J, pasta with butter, yogurt... Any suggestions for some simple, nutritious choices for my meals and snacks?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Morning: Drink any kind of tea ( green, berry, etc.) and squeeze lemon into your tea, and boil ( not fry!) an egg and avocado for breakfast.

      lunch: eat non pasteurized yogurt, you can add fresh berries into it, and if you want you can pair it up with some carrots and celery.

      Dinner at 5 or so: steam some fresh veggies, and cook a tilapia fish in the oven, you can season it with pepper, 0 calorie salt, and some spices)

      -during the day make sure you drink 8 cups of water a day
      - do not eat past 6:00 PM

      the reason for avocado and egg for breakfast, is: avocado cleanses your body of garbage and gives healthy skin ( rids acne), egg for energy, and tea to help loose weight and boost metabolism.

      the reason for yogurt and berries is its healthy does good to your liver and spleen, and yogurt boosts metabolism. resulting in loosing weight and being healthy in a fast and easy way.

      and reason for dinner is: fish is healthy for your heart and does alot of good for your body as well and the veggies.

      Remember ( drink your water! very important!)

      Good luck

  46. QUESTION:
    What happens if I eat too much carbohydrate?
    I lost a lot of weight over the past couple years through diet and exercise, and went beyond my goal weight so I'm trying to gain weight back and have recently been eating 3500 calories a day (still haven't gained a single pound so my metabolism must either be in super drive or my body naturally needs that many calories just to maintain.) So to boost those calories I've been eating meals between meals. So I've been eating big servings of oatmeal and cereal between my main meals. I am getting some protein as well but I'm afraid to eat too much of that because I'd be driving up my cholesterol. So my question is, how do I get the calories in me without eating too many carbs? Or is what I'm doing harmless? How do I get more protein in me without driving up my cholesterol?

    • ANSWER:
      I would gain some muscle and eat lots of protein. Ask a doctor though...

  47. QUESTION:
    I need to lose 10 pounds in a month, can anyone give advice on what to eat?
    I am not good at the whole 5 meals a day thing. I am basic and need a three meals a day routine. If I eat an egg and a piece of wheat toast for breakfast, what could I do for lunch and dinner? I was thinking of a lean meat and veggies for dinner, but what about lunch? I really want to do this without many carbs, and I would prefer for that toast in the morning to be my only bread of the day. Also, I hate salads. Help!!

    • ANSWER:
      What about tuna, a hard-boiled egg and some fruit. Or cottage cheese and fruit. Broiled chicken and grilled veggies?

      Have you tried any of the non-meat options? Morningstar is the best (not that I want to advertise for them) but... their barbecued riblets are to die for and you would never believe it wasn't meat.

      There is no magic pill or program for weight loss, regardless of what others tell you.

      You need to follow a sensible diet and start exercising. Start eating fruits and vegetables and lean protein.

      There is a great show on the Lifestyle channel, Cook Yourself Thin. They show you how to change your fave recipes to low fat, low calorie. It’s a really neat show.

      Their idea is that you take your goal weight and multiply by 10. This number is your maximum daily calories.

      Drink water, and if you don’t like it plain try a little squeezed lemon or lime in it. Drink at least 8 ozs before each meal.

      Exercise, ... if you don’t already start walking or anything. Just don’t overdo it at first or you will find reasons to stop.

      Losing weight requires a lifestyle change.

      Good luck!

  48. QUESTION:
    can i bulk without getting fat?
    im going to start bulking. im at 15-16% BF and am an endo, but im sick of being weak. i intend to eat only about 10g carbs per meal, ecept for pre and post workout where i will eat 100g before and after. protein and fats obviously are enough as well. will i gein fat doing this? will i gain muscle and strength?

    • ANSWER:
      You can bulk up by working out without getting fat, yes?
      Just do cardio and follow a diet plan. Don't try to use any steriods though, you'll end up getting nasty softball-sized shoulders and a 169 inch neck.
      So yeah, use weights... and cardio from time to time. Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Would you consider this an eating disorder?
    I occasionally have crash diets, go for days without eating Carbs, that wont work so then i'll not eat for a few days, then i'll pick at food or occassionally have meals and throw it up.

    This lasts a few weeks, then sometimes i'll be OK for a few weeks and still watch what i eat, but eat healthy.

    i am 168cm weighing 57kgs, although i am at my heavier stage having put on 4 kgs in 3 months (the winter coat) During summer i generally weigh 54kgs. My goal is 50Kg, i hope to get to this gial weight by the end of summer.

    • ANSWER:
      yes i would consider it and eating disorder...it sounds like binge-eating disorder..where you use crash diets and then you pig out when they don't work for you and then you feel ashamed for eating so much and you throw it all back up...email me if you want to know more

  50. QUESTION:
    How can I eat less carbohydrates and more balanced meals?
    I currently eat:
    Breakfast: no added sugar Muesli with banana, skim milk and raisins
    Snack: Orange
    Lunch: Pitta bread, salad and a bit of reduced fat houmous
    Snack: Pear and an apple
    Dinner: whatever my mum cooks. Generally some sort of meat, pasta and some salad or meat and cous cous.
    I am 17 years old and trying to lose 50lbs. I thought I was eating alright but Calorie-count.com says I am eating:
    Fat - 17.3% (25 grams)
    Protein - 20.7% (68 grams)
    Carbohydrates - 62.0% (205 grams)
    The internet says I should be eating around 130g of carbs but I always eat too much. Also, I have too much sugar due to the amount of fruit I eat (I really like fruit). I eat 103g of suagr just from fruit!! The reccomended amount it 40g according to the internet. BUT... if I stop eating fruit, I tend not to go over 1000 calories and I struggle to get to 1200 calories so fruit is what eat to get it up without too much carbs and sugar. I NEED HELP!!! Could anyone create a 'normal' meal plan for me?

    • ANSWER:
      The ratio of carb/protein/fat should be 50/30/20. So, if you are shooting for 1200 calories that works out to:

      150g of carbs
      90g of protein
      ~27g of fat

      You could try some tuna (packed in water) or another lean meat in place of a lunch item.

      You are actually close enough now to call good. Sometimes close enough is enough.:)