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JUSTBIRDY
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8/25/12 2:10 P

I don't really snack that much, and this is easy with lower carb because I'm just not constantly hungry like before. You might try boiled eggs, or a can of sardines, some shrimp cocktail or some cheese. I like tomatoes with goat cheese this time of year, with a basil leaf.



KAPELAKIN
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8/25/12 1:37 P

I think adding a cup or two of low-starch veggies at breakfast and lunch would go a long ways towards staving off hunger. Broccoli, celery, cauliflower or any type of greens would be a good choice, and add some essential phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, too.

Thank you to the poster who recommended the podcast. I will definitely be checking that out!



JOANNELYNN11
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8/25/12 12:22 P

I was put on a 1200 calorie diet, 120 grams carb; 60 grams protein; 40 grams fat

Does anyone have any good recipes or snacks that are high in protein and low in carbs?



LORAINE1210
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7/15/12 3:32 P

Oh I will check it ou, thanks for that emoticon



MICHELLEXXXX
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7/15/12 1:19 P

I will try to find the links of people discussing CO stalls. Until then, I think you are doing great. I recommend LC/Atkins/Paleo to pretty much everyone.



JUSTBIRDY
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7/15/12 1:02 P

Oh, I am loving the Underground Wellness series! Great info on REAL FOOD!



PARISAPRIL1
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7/15/12 10:03 A

I'm with JustBirdy on this one.

I too eat high fat, moderate protein and lower carb.

I focus on whole foods.

Berries and avacado.

Full fat raw dairy. I go through 1 liter/1 quart of whipping cream a week in my coffee! I make kefir from raw full fat milk and drink 2 cups in my smoothie the morning. I also make kefired french vanilla ice cream and eat that for treats.

I love butter, coconut oil and olive oil. And I take fermented cod liver oil as well.

I eat a lot of grass fed beef, pork, chicken, fish and eggs. Not with every meal though.

I try to get in as many colourful veggies as possible at every meal.

Do you ever listen to Underground Wellness? You can find some really great podcasts here. undergroundwellness.com/radio/



LORAINE1210
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7/15/12 7:26 A

I will thank you Michelle, I am experimenting at the moment,i love my carbs, infact i am not abig meat eater generally, although i do like meat and feel better for eating it, but you can do the raw diet too which i do not fancy, having Fibro i also have alot of food intolerances, so it is all a case of finding out what i can eat that fills me for longer. I have yet to read anything bad about coconut oil, i do keep looking lol. I have also changed my calorie intake on my tracker, to 2000 cals per day, that way i feel less restricted, i dont plan on eating that much but it will help me on my hungry days, which we all have, believe it or not i lost apound in one day just by eating more food. I am on a learning curve, so i can tweak it to suit me and aid me in reaching my goal, :)



MICHELLEXXXX
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7/15/12 6:51 A

I think your menu contains good choices. Keep up the good work! :)
I would suggest watching the coconut flour and the coconut oil. I've done a lot of reading on LC and have seen time and time again that coconut oil can either boost losses or hinder them; I guess we are all different. I hope you keep that in mind.



LORAINE1210
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7/15/12 4:18 A

Thanks ladies I am glad others also have fat and that is where the main calories come from,it is such a relief. I feel so much better taking coconut oil,I have Firbomyalgia so am nearly always in a lot of pain,but i have been taking coconut oil for three weeks now and haveno swelling at all and the pain is considerably less, so it is something i take for my health.

I think the problem I was having is that i was not eating enough food or fibre, yesterday i had way over 2000 calories and yet this morning i have lost the pound i put on. It does say to eat if you are hungry, i just have to get my head around that it is ok to fat.

I have constantly been on alow fat diet and just got fatter, if i did succeed i was always hungry and use to wake up in the night with terrible stomach pains, The maintenance part of the diet you do incorporate more carbs but they are whole grains and more starchy fruit, like bananas.

I will carry on for now and see how i go, thank you for all your responses, much appreciated and they have helped me to stay on track

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VHALKYRIE
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7/14/12 11:23 P

I wouldn't say I eat a high protein diet. I eat minimum 90g protein per day to maintain my lean body mass. That's about 25% of my macronutrient total. I limit carbs to veggies and some low glycemic fruit (rasberries and blueberries mostly). The rest of my calories comes from fats - olive oil, coconut oil, butter, and avocados mostly.

Edited by: VHALKYRIE at: 7/14/2012 (23:23)


JUSTBIRDY
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7/14/12 10:59 P

to the OP, I follow a low carb plan, but it is not necessarily high protein. Have you upped your protein consumption considerably? If so, you might have had some trouble digesting it all. Personally, I keep my protein at the low end of the spark range and ignore the carb and fat range. I do lots better when I up the fat, and tend to be under the calorie limit, or at least on the low side.
It is not true that fat alone won't curb hunger. Having an appetizer of bone marrow, which is mostly fat and takes a long time to eat, virtually guarantees I won't be able to finish a typical meal. This is why I start out eating fat.



ONLINEASLLOU
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7/14/12 8:32 P

How many calories per day are you consuming? It sounds to me as if a whole lot of your calories are coming from the oil -- something which won't fill you up by itself. I suggest you cut back a little on the oil and add a few more low carb veggies with fiber to fill you up. Things like broccoli, green beans, etc. don't have many calories or carbs, but they have fiber and fill you up. They also keep things moving through your digestive system, which can help eliminate the bloating feeling.



MAGGIEMURPHY4
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7/14/12 5:07 P

it doesn't look like a whole lot of food to me...I would still be hungry and unsatisfied if that is all I ate. Not sure what you calorie ranges or your fitness level is, but if you are adding 1 Tbl spoon coconut oil 3 times a day whether cooking with or eating it...you are eating almost 400 calories. To me that is a meal. I can only tell you from my experience that I need carbs in my diet. I have the recommended 50% and I have lost my weight and I am not hungry....and I am maintaining. Maybe a high protein low carb diet is not for you. Everybody is different and our bodies respond differently. I am in it for the long haul...I am choosing a healthy lifestyle. And carbs are a part of that.



TRYAGIN
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7/14/12 4:44 P

More veggies. look for recipes on Spark or elsewhere that prepare veggies the way
you like : ) Good luck!



LORAINE1210
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7/14/12 2:09 P

Coconut oil is the best oil that you can buy, it goes straight to the liver and is used as energy and is not stored as fat, i only use 24 grams of cheese, and the tuna is in brine, the coconut diet is all about good fats anything low fat, reduced fat etc is a no no because the fat is usually replaced by some sort of sugar to make it taste good. I make my own gravy with the meat juices a little coconut flour or bran to thicken same with the curry i have a korma recipe from the Atkins diet Book that is delicious.

Even if i do not cook with the coconut oil i take one tablespoon with every meal,things were going great until i had a cake on Thursday because i had toothache and was not able to eat then i got so hungry i ate the cake because it was there and easy, not because i wanted it because i was so hungry :(

Hopefully thinks will sort themselves out in a day or so. :)



ANARIE
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7/14/12 12:17 P

I would say you're getting too much fat and not enough veggies. You need some fat to feel satiated, but it's the most calorie-dense macronutrient and the least satisfying. The simplest things would be to not add oil of any sort, and make your tuna salad non-mayo based. You could also make the omelet with one whole egg and a bunch of egg whites. You want a little egg yolk because egg yolks have a lot of vitamins and other micronutrients, but again, more isn't necessarily better. Egg whites, on the other hand, are almost pure protein. Limit the cheese to one serving and/or use a lower-fat type like feta, ricotta, mozzarella, etc (or reduced-fat cheese if you're willing to go there.) You could add peppers, mushrooms, onions, or other veggies to your omelet, and you can get a huge serving for not very many calories. Try serving your tuna salad in a tomato or pepper; that makes it prettier as well as adding a veggie serving, and food that looks better actually fills you up better. Skip the gravy; gravy has no real nutritional value, and can be a source of way too much sodium and extra fat. For the curry, there's a HUGE range of calories, so look for one that's low in calories or make your own with curry paste and light coconut milk.



LORAINE1210
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7/14/12 10:57 A

Yes of course, an average days menu would be

Cheese Omelet for breakfast
Tuna Salad for lunch
Roast chicken breast with a selection of veg, gravy or curry sauce

All either cooked in coconut oil or with the oil added.

8 or more glasses of water with the odd herbal tea and maybe one normal tea for beverages



MICHELLEXXXX
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7/14/12 10:18 A

Do you want to post an average day's menu to get more feedback?



LORAINE1210
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7/14/12 10:03 A

Thanks for that, yes of course, i probably need more fibre, I thought it unusual because the first two weeks i have felt rather full but the other day i felt so hungry and just wanted to eat everything, I think it all started when i had tooth ache and could not really drink very much, i have been bloated ever since, I have some wheat bran so i might try and sprinkle some of that on my next meal. Thanks again, i was going to give up on the protein but think i will stick with it for now :)



POLCNRD
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7/14/12 9:40 A

I have been having the opposite issue. Protein is so filling and so I have trouble getting in my base without more carbs. I have been drinking crystal light with one scoop of unflavored whey protein with my meals. At 100 cals, I was worried about drinking so many cals and not feeling satisfied, but I am. also on the bloated feeling, I found I need to take a fiber supplement without as much whole grain in my diet. I chew fiber gummed or mix in benefited with my crystal light-protein drink.

Good luck! I've done low carb before and so far this is the only way I can see it being a forever thing :)



LORAINE1210
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7/14/12 9:32 A

Is anyone on a high protein Low carb lifestyle plan, if so do you consume more than your daily calorie allowance on the food tracker. For the past two days I have stuck to my calorie allowance and have been really hungry, today,half way through the day I have gone over my allowance. i am also getting tired of drinking water and feel bloated, Any advice much appreciated, thanks



 
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