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Mine are Atkins Shakes ( works for me)
Romaine
all kinds of veggies
non caloric/no sodium drinks
sweet potato ( for once in a while)
full fat dressings ( i found one at Aldi's it's like Good Seasons)
cream cheese
burger and other grassfed meats and chicken
raddishes
lots of eggs and i eat the whole thing
salsa
decaf coffee
flaxseed to grind
marinated tuna ( although it has 6 g of carbs )
i will have to check out Smuckers again, i thought it still had quite a few carbs and i don't do grains hardly ever.



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My low gi I am filling fridge more these days not my cabinet.

A must on my list is :


frozen, sugarless fruit


eggs for fresh egg whites

Romaine lettuce i am new to it and amazed how good it is

tiny tomato's, cucumbers, celery a must it removes extra water

whole grain pita pocket bread so good toasted in oven

sugar less Jello brand pudding you make your self

sugarless fudge bars

Smuckers sugarless blackberry jam is so good

i am using

Dare Grain first whole grain crackers limit 4 a day

Paul Newman' chunky mild salsa on low gi list and very ,very good

Fruits mostly i chose apples, oranges, strawberrys at present.

we can eat no nuts or nut items in our family so these are not option for me

chicken breast

chicken of sea white tuna

pork if lean

i do not eat beef but if lean you can

sweet potatoes

about it for now hope my list helps emoticon

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Basically everyone has already nailed it, but as I made my list, these are my absolute musts to have on hand:

Eggs
Lettuce
Chicken Breast
Lean protein
Frozen veggies
Fresh veggies
Low fat cheese
Greek Yogurt
Cottage Cheese
Nuts
Frozen cooked shrimp
Olive oil

The eggs and yogurt for breakfasts, the lettuce and chicken for lunch salads, and the lean proteins and veggies for dinners. As long as I have those, I'm good!

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Garlic bulbs, olive oil, herbs and spices, Milk, half and half, cheeses, and eggs. Vegetables and Fruits are included. I hope I don't miss anything beside dog food and cat food.


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Fruit, veg & eggs + herbs & spices!

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Just concentrate on the basics and pick up the extras as you can afford them.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
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Thanks Kierea!Beth don't break the bank! You don't need to get everything at once!!And good luck. Diane


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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and advice. I have my grocery list ready, using a lot of your suggestions, and ready to go to the grocery store tomorrow. Just hope my wallet can handle it all....LOL :) Again, thank you for all your help!

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It does in my book, particularly for the lactose intolerant types. Believe also SB recognizes milk alternatives as "dairy".

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Wow looked at my list and didn't put in any meat!!That's in there too.Does unsweetened almond milk count as a dairy?


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La Tortilla Factory Low carb tortillas small size
Dannon plain Greek yogurt
Cool Whip
Kraft Tomato & Basil string cheese
Atkins shakes and bars
Hormel naturals bacon and lunch meat
Jello sugar free
Swanson broths w/o msg and lower sodium
fresh spinach with stems chopped off
green beans
Tropicana 50 oj
Splenda
Russel Stover sugar free chocolates
Chicken
Nuts
Shredded cheeses
Unsweetened almond or coconut milk


Edited by: JOY199 at: 11/2/2011 (18:18)
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I'm on a more liberal carb diet than many people in the group. I chiefly cull products with too much "sugar" and transfat. The first 11 lines constitute the majority of what I eat. The other things I use occasionally other than tea of chocolate. They are not eaten daily. Some of my basics are:

beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, seafood, eggs, occasional soy products
legumes
veggies
fruits
low carb low fat yogurt
Hoods Calorie Count Down Dairy Beverage
Cheese
Butter and transfat free margarine
vinegars
olive oil, canola oil, coconut oil, and cooking spray
seeds, nuts and nut butters
Olives, SF pickles, SF relish, pickled peppers, and salsa
light/unsweetened coconut milk, unsweetened almond milk, protein powder
lemon and lime juice and sugar free syrups
no salt added chicken, beef, veggie broth, tomato juice
decaffeinated tea, no caffeine diet soft drinks (occasionally)
artificial sweeteners
herbs and spices
extracts, cocoa powder
specialty flours like almond flour, coconut flour, flax meal
steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sherry and white wine for cooking only,
mustard, reduced sugar ketchup, mayo
light whipped topping
No sugar added fudgesicles, popsicles and ice cream,
SF gelatin, jams, SF FF pudding
low carb wraps and other low carb bread and cracker products
quinoa, whole wheat couscous, long cooking brown rice, long cooking barley, low carb pasta
popcorn
slim jims
semi sweet chocolate
pork rinds
Atkins Bars


-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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My essentials are pretty much the same as what the others have written down. Having a variety of meats and veggies and fruit if you eat fruit in the house is helpful to keep from getting bored. I'd say the one MOST essential thing for me is eggs.

And I buy Premier Protein shakes from Costco and make sure they're always in the house. Each one has 30 grams of protein and only a couple grams of carbs. If my meal is low in protein, I can supplement it or if I just want a snack. The protein, to me, is very filling for several hours.



Betty

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Lately:
veggies (mushrooms, onions, broccoli, cauliflower (frozen/fresh), spinach, romaine, tomatoes, zucchini)
eggs
dairy: heavy cream, goat cheese, feta, Fage, sliced cheese (currently pepperjack), butter, cream fraiche
Beef: been buying organic whenever I can find it in small amounts since only one who eats beef in the house.
Canadian bacon and regular bacon (applewood)
Nuts
Protein powder
berries (frozen for my smoothies)
Chicken (roasters and/or thighs..sometimes breasts)
Hamburger/elk burger/bison burger
fish/seafood (depends whats local and fresh)
Coconut oil/coconut dried unsweetened/coconut butter
Shirataki noodles
pumpkin/hard squash/sweet potatoes - my "carb" indulgence





I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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That's a great question and I will definitely be benefitting from these great lists. Thank you, All!!

KATHI

In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. ~David Steinal-Rast

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protein powder from grass-fed cows, frozen berries, coconut milk, grass-fed beef, organic pastured chicken, eggs, raw milk cheese, broccoli, kale, green beans, butter, heavy cream, oh and mahi mahi and wild-caught salmon from Trader Joe's

Edited by: -LINDA_S at: 10/31/2011 (08:57)
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lots of assorted types of lettuce,spinach,cucumbers ,sweet onions,tomatoes,green olives olive oil,assorted kinds of vinegar for salads.Then assorted greens and veggies,nuts,seeds, tofu and cheese,veggie broth and beans/lentils!!Also hummus,chicken and a little beef!

Edited by: DAKOTA106 at: 11/2/2011 (18:34)

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Creamcheese
Lettace
greenbeans
broccoli
cauliflower
cheese
steak
hamburger
chicken/with skin
pork
ribs
oinion
cucumber
salad dressing
low carb wraps
butter
turnips
mushrooms
heavycream
garlic
bacon
eggs
green peppers
ham
green onions
taco seasoning
sourcream





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I'm planning a grocery store run later in the week. I really want to fill my cabinets, refrig, freezer, etc. with low carb essentials. I'm just wondering what each of you consider to be essentials for you to keep in your kitchen, either cabinet, refrig, freezer, to help you stay on your low carb lifestyle?

Thanks in advance for your help!



Success to All,
Beth

One day at a time, sweet Jesus.

Don't reward yourself with food. You are not a dog!

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying,"I will try again tomorrow."


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