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6/17/12 11:27 P

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I still have my trolls form back then. Most of the ones I have are the older ones. I bought them for years at rummage sales before it caught on.

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YUM!! So simple and yet so delicious - thanks for the great dessert idea. I have all the ingredients but I've been in such a food rut it never occurred to me to put them all together.
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I miss the trolls we had in the 60's. My niece has a B-Day coming up, I looked at troll dolls on Amazon, but they are 6" tall. None I ever had as a kid were that big, so I passed.

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6/16/12 11:20 P

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Oh, oh, oh, oh!!! I love your avatar, Shawn!! I love troll dolls. I have a huge collection.

Where do we get coconut meringues? I'm ready for those.

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-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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6/16/12 1:10 A

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..."coconut meringues"? How do I make that!
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5/16/12 10:05 P

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I'm going to work on using what is in my freezer too.

-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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5/14/12 10:55 P

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If you were referring to what I said, I don't grind up the fruit unless I'm putting it into a smoothie. I leave the fruit whole (usually it's berries of some sort).

Personally, I like variety - I go nuts if I have to eat the same thing over and over... although I have a few pretty standards to fall back on (eggs & cheese, eggs & bacon, hamburger patties, steak, etc).

I "try" to sort of plan out a menu for the week. I have a freezer full of stuff and am determined that I'm going to use it all up before I buy any new meat or other frozen things. About all I shop for now is perishables.

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5/14/12 10:49 P

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ground up the frozen fruit sounds yummy idea . Do you use a blender i do not have one anymore? Your right on saying one has to eat what one likes to stay with their own plan.

Dr oz says if you want stay on a plan try to use same foods and do not give yourself to

many variety's as those who do tend to fall off plan and over eat.

Chose couple breakfast menu and couple lunch eat them awhile then swap.

Which probably is what they lady is saying she did and is ready for a change or switch-er-roo.

No sugar pudding is good slightly frozen too.

fruit still keeps me off cookies the best tho .

Grandbaby gets one cookie sometimes says to me ,"Gamma you can smell it i dont mind ",

as i bring it to her with milk which i can not stand.

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4/19/12 9:11 P

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When I want sweet treats, I usually will have some berries (I always keep frozen ones in the freezer) I let them sit out for half hour or so - or nuke them at low power (like 2 or so) for 3-4 minutes, that just partially thaws them. Then I'll use real whip cream, either whipped or not. I do use a little Splenda and also will use a little Coconut crystals too sometimes (kind of like raw sugar, but lower in carb).

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4/19/12 12:14 P

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Oatmeal- I still like some steel cut oatmeal. I just keep it to a serving, eat it after a cardio workout, and add coconut oil, butter, cream, and walnuts. Some people add protein powder, but I think it tastes yucky.

Rice pudding- if you can tolerate it, try it with brown rice, cook the rice in coconut milk, and reduce the amount of raisins. Bump up the flavor with spices (I like it with pumpkin pie spice.) and extra cinnamon. I like mine with toasted walnuts or almonds. Watch the portion size as its a carb source. Again, eat it after a cardio workout.

Sweets: honestly, for me, a square of dark chocolate is ok, but man, I can't manage to eat any hard candy, I remember when I was a kid I ate a whole bag of butterscotch candies in like 10 minutes. I just couldn't stop. I knew it was wrong, I just couldn't stop. So, I don't fool around with candies unless my sugar is in the dumps and I'm about to pass out or I already passed out.

Chili- Thats the easy one. I make mine from scratch with extra peppers, ground beef, and tomatoes instead of beans or I add just 1/3 c. of beans for flavor and that keeps my carb count down. I am particularly fond of black beans. I eat it with full fat sour cream (watch the serving size, that has carbs.) and cheese. That sounds soo good I think I will have that for lunch! You can even sneak some green beans in there and they just disappear (Imho).

Ice cream- I like full fat ice cream in a bar. This is an after workout treat. But not if you can't control yourself with them!!! I get the chocolate/chocolate organic house brand at whole foods. I like the bars because they are already serving size.



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4/16/12 4:10 P

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I can't stand the taste of stevia. I actually prefer fruit for something sweet.

-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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4/16/12 1:58 P

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I'm on another plan. I have a couple things by Jorge Cruise and it seemed easy enough to do and gave ideas and also some frozen dinners and fast food ideas too but he does not like a lot of the artificial sweeteners. Prefers Stevia and mentioned a couple other sugar alcohols? which of course I'm not sure of now - maybe manitol (sp) and something with an xylitol or something like that. So not a whole lot is made with that. Clemmy's ice cream is but I've never seen it around here. I may have to go off the plan when I'm in dire need of something cold and sweet!!! I could probably do a smoothie. Thanks for the info. I think berries and whipped cream (not sure what type but will find it!!!) will work too!

I better go get my lunch!!!

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4/16/12 10:41 A

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What snacks you can have depends on your plan. One Atkins sweet snacks are usually berries and whipped cream. On South Beach and other plans there are a lot of options.

-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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4/16/12 10:30 A

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What you can replace stuff with depends on what plan you are on.

There are no sugar added ice creams. You can also grind up frozen berries to make an icy type treat.

Chili can be eaten on most diets - if you are on Atkins just leave the beans out which is a traditional chili in many areas of the country.

On South Beach you can have steel oats and brown rice. Quinoa is a good high protein replacement.

Substitute berries for raisins.

My advice to you is concentrate on what you can eat and not what you can't or you are always going to have problems.

I listed my sweet snack list on another post.

-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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4/15/12 8:59 P

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Another question.
I needed a snack today that wasn't protein, nuts, fruit only - more the light ice cream we had since I don't have what's good for sugar free. On the Belly Fat Cure only Clemmys Ice Cream is listed and I'm in the upper mid-west and we don't have a lot of the stuff. I'm not ordering Ice Cream online! I saw the info on making with whipped cream but wondering what? We have some fat free cool whip that says it has high fructose corn syrup (sugar total is 1 g). Not supposed to have that. Stevia is best, xylitol, erythritol and maltitol are okay. So what do I use for whipping cream? Since I am supposed to stick with 15 sugar/day a small banana would use up over half of that so I better go with another frozen fruit! I love bananas, hmmmm!. Anyway I needed something cold and ice cream like. Today I had the light ice cream that I eat since I'm not starting yet since I have my weigh in for the month to go before I want to start. I've been trying to figure out meals and today I realized I needed something different for a snack. Will have to work on that. My husband made some diet jello and that probably isn't good either. He tossed the box out before I got a chance to look.
Any suggestions are welcome...

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4/15/12 11:39 A

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Dang, it's frustrating to lose a message!! I have Irish Oatmeal and went to see what it said for carbs. The quick cooking ready in 3 minutes actually has more than the instant (I think you're making more per serving too). It says 27g total carbs, 0 sodium, sugar less than 1g. The instant (darn I have flavored ones with the regular - wow sugars are high in the flavored) Regular Irish Oatmeal has 19g total carbs, 0 sugars and 80 mg sodium.

I'm new to trying to do the lower carb and sugar so I won't be a lot of help on things for a while. I'll be checking in to get tips and ideas tho! The pumpkin pecan pancakes sound good. I will have to check out that site. Thanks!

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4/15/12 9:38 A

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This website has some great recipes! There is a Blueberry Cheese Coffee Cake that is to die for! It uses ground almonds as the flour. I ground my own, with the skins, and although it looked really fine (be careful not to grind too much or you'll have almond butter!) it must have been a bit mealy as the coffee cake had a bit of a "chew" to it. I still LOVED it! I also made the Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes and had them with some coconut oil and a little SF maple syrup. Yum! For those I also ground my own pecans to make the "flour". You could also purchase almond or coconut flour that is much finer.

There are also recipes for "crackers" made with flaxseed and cheeses. They are VERY good!

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4/15/12 8:35 A

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Quinoa lends itself as a wonderful replacement for rice and the nutritional benefits of quinoa are also phenomenal!! You can find countless recipes on the internet for quinoa rice pudding...go for it!!

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You might check - to replace the raisins, it is my understanding that the little dried currants have less carbs and sugar than what the raisins do. I haven't looked for a long time tho, but used to use currants years ago when I was a WW member, they did have less calories and the flavor is about the same I thought.

I don't know of any sub for rice though... I LOVE rice pudding with raisins in it myself, but have pretty much given it up except maybe once or twice a year if I happen to have some rice from something.

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I think if you use regular oatmeal, like the steel-cut sort, you can still have some of that. You can put things in it to flavor it up, like nut butters, cream, fruit in reasonable amounts, some of the SF syrups (I just got a big shipment of the most amazine DaVinci flavors!)... artificial sweeteners would be okay, maybe some real syrups, like maple or a bit of honey (carefully). You could probably make it savory too, adding cheese and bacon or sausage crumbles

The rice pudding, I don't know. Raisins are little powerhouses of carbs, too. Don't know an alternative to that

I eat a few SF sweets ... Russell Stover makes a variety, and I think I saw some WW and ?Crystal Light? brands at Wally World recently. You'll have to see what sort of sweetener they use, and if it's the sort that agrees with you. Sometimes, though, it's just the taste of sweet in ANY form ... and you're better off to just "out" it until you can douse the craving. Only you can test that one out.

And chili - well! chili's no problem. =D You can make "Texas Chili", which they'll tell you is the "most authentic" anyway -- and it hasn't got any beans in it. There's nothing wrong with beanless chili from low-carb standpoint. Make your usual recipe! just omit the beans. I actually like it better, although I'd never tried it before. Other than the dreaded carb sickness resulting from my "old" chili, I don't have any problems at all with the new version.

They make several sorts of coconut "ice creams". There's another brand of frozen dessert I've found lately that I really like: the brand is "Arctic Zero". It's whey protein. The one I have right now is chocolate peanut butter (no peanuts, though). The whole pint only has 24 carbs in it, assuming you couldn't control yourself to the 1/2 cup portion! LOL That serving amount has 37 calories, 0 fat, 10 cholesterol, 80 sodium, 6 carbs (2 fiber and 5 sugar), and 3.4 protein. The texture is hard as a rock! I just about have to shave it out of the carton! hehe But it's tasty, I like it. The last flavor was a maple vanilla, I think. I don't know what others they have. They have a website. The coconut ice creams come in a lot of flavors too, I noticed when I was picking this stuff up. I got it in a regular grocery, by the way. No special trips. You might want to try some of these.

Someone else on another forum made a suggestion about banana "ice cream": you just mash up bananas and fold in some whipped topping and freeze it. I would think this might work for any kind of fruit you can mash or semi-puree. At least it's not ~quite~ as "carb-y" as ice cream or yogurt. You can whip up your own topping, of course ... but while I was obsessively reading nutrition labels a while back, I looked at the whipped toppings, and they're really not as "expensive", nutritionally, as I'd thought they were. I pile my Arctic Zero up with it - I can't tell I'm not eating ice cream! Tastes pretty yummified to me.

I'll be watching this thread for more ideas, too!
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So I really like the idea of trading some of the foods I'm craving and replacing them for new low carb options. I think I just need help with ideas of flipping foods to things that are low on carbs. You're all so smart so I knew this was the place to ask.

We had a ice cream day at work, 96 servings of vanilla Blue Bunny ice cream was screaming my name. I didn't touch it! Instead, I had some of my coconut meringues, just as good if not better. I've also stopped craving pasta.

How do I switch out:
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Rice Pudding with tons of raisins
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