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7/25/17 10:43 P

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Woubbie, your omelet sounds good. I was doing them for a long time with ham and cheese, sometimes would add asparagus or spinach, and would often add salsa. Now I am having problems with eggs, but need to see ifI caneat them again soon since my friend brought up 2 dozen for me (she raises the hens, or at least has 30 some).



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I was making the crustless quiche on the weekends for a few months and I love how versatile they are!

Now I'm on an omelet craze. I got a big square nonstick griddle this week.

Butter it.
Throw some salsa on it to heat.
Scrape the salsa back onto a paper plate and butter it again.
Scramble 2 eggs in a paper bowl and pour it on the griddle; put a slice of cheese in the middle; put the salsa back in the middle.
Fold the edges of the egg over the stuff in the middle, flip it over for a few more seconds, put in a container and go to work.

I tried it a few times and the whole process now takes me less than three minutes!

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Thank you, Budgetmaw!

"You never truly fail until you stop trying."
Wishing you success in all of your endeavors!
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Hi,Joanne! Way to go with your first week!

The short answer to what to eat for breakfast is "whatever you eat for lunch or supper"! Leftovers are very quick.

A longer answer is to refer you to the "low carb breakfast" thread at www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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These are actual menus and not necessarily right for Atkins. Different members are following different plans and are at different stages of their plans. But you should be able to get lots of ideas there.

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I just finished week 1 of Atkins and lost 4.2 pounds. emoticon

My biggest challenge so far has been breakfast. It was a bit tough until I found the low-carb crustless spinach pie recipe. Delicious and only 3 NCs for 1/8 of the pie -- it was also very filling. Tonight, I'm going to make it again but swap out riced cauliflower for the spinach.

Anyone have any other quick breakfast ideas they would like to share?

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Candace, I didn't like the almond milk either, but I DID like Coconutmilk in my coffee. It's got a very light sweetness and a nice "mouthfeel".

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Candace, it's not that this thread is too public! It's just that you're likely to get a better response if you start a thread of its own with a descriptive title so people know what it's about and that you have questions.

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Hi Team,

I really appreciate the suggestions and feedback. Many thanks.

I'll move to another thread - one less public. (sorry!)

Have a great day, everyone

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May I butt in and make a few other suggestions? First, you've got a lot of processed meats there - bacon, ham, sausage, etc. They're fine for when you're starting and just sort of feeling your way, but you'll want to switch to less processed foods when you can. Processed foods tend to have a lot chemicals and sodium and often hidden carbs. (Did you know that if a food has less than 1 carb they can say it has none, even if it has a fraction of a carb? They can really add up if you eat a lot of them!)

The other suggestion is that you start a new thread to ask questions. That way, you're likely to get more responses.

But you're already doing the important things - doing a good shopping and reaching out here on our team with questions!


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Veggies, Candace - lots and lots of veggies! Many of eat a lot more veggies than we ever did when we were eating the "normal" way. I eat a lot more veggies than I did when I was vegetarian!

Check out the TMI thread here. A lot of people have trouble with constipation when they start eating low carb, but it usually goes away after a while. There are lots of low carb suggestions there. Here's the link.
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Just a few quick ideas - drink lots of water, eat lots of veggies, and exercise. Walking is good. Something like sit-ups that tightens and then loosens the stomach muscles can help. Apparently when you tighten and loosen the abdominal muscles, it sort of does the same thing with the intestines and moves stuff along.

Flaxmeal is a low carb fiber supplement. Try MIM/OMM (Muffin in a Minute/One Minute Muffin). Lots of fiber. Be sure to drink a full glass of water or tea or coffee or something with it. Otherwise it can turn into a big rock in your innards, and that's not good! Here's a link to the MIM/OMM. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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Good morning team!

Day 2 went easy yesterday (thought it would be much harder). Short trip to grocery store Sunday night yielded bacon, breakfast sausage, cheese sticks, fresh deli ham slices, broccoli, frozen turkey patties, fresh eggs, sparkling water and chicken breast.

I need to go again this afternoon to tweak -- love the heavy cream suggestion for my morning coffee. I have never used heavy cream - only half and half. I'll get some stevia (that seems to be better than Equal Sucralose) and come up with a better coffee creamer solution. I have used unsweetened almond milk the last few days and it's not that good (torture, actually). Some lettuce, spinach and zucchini because I am already missing my veggies. I think at least one salad a day will help with fiber (I can see will be a problem) and my greens cravings. Apples are hard to give up, although I have two slices a day. I am finding out that it's all about what you want to spend your carbs on....

Please help with low carb/high fiber food solutions (not a stir-in powder like Citracel)
Thanks for the suggestions -- so appreciated!

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You definitely need to get some heavy whipping cream, from real cows, instead of that chemically hazelnut frankenfood! What wonderful yummy healthy stuff we get to eat - guilt-free! Enjoy!

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Well done! You need to get those temptations out of your way! You're setting yourself up for a good change.

Make sure now to focus on everything you CAN eat instead of thinking about what you're setting aside. Nothing is forbidden - you're just making better choices than before!

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Hello Team!

I am new to the team. Not new to Dr. Atkins, but it's been since the mid 70's..... ah! such a great decade! Anyway, my diet has yo-yoed (is that a word?) for the last - well, 40 years. And I can tell you, the older you get, the harder it gets.

I need - no have to lose 40 pounds. Giving up my downfall will do it. Carbs! Yesterday, I rid my kitchen of every cracker, bread item, Triscuit, chips, pita chips, pasta, wild rice, potatoes, tortillas, orange juice, canned corn, hummmm, what else? Dry-roasted peanuts and a pack of Skittles, and 2 packs of Austin PB crackers. O yes, my beloved Hazlenut coffee creamer with 23 carbs a tablespoon! Not paying that for that anymore! Done being a slave to empty and harmful carbs! Ready to lose weight and gain energy.

Next stop: grocery store!

Thanks for the support (I'll need it - especially the next week!) and be kind to yourself!

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My favourite place to walk/hike just reopened a couple of days ago, after being closed for a few weeks due to flooding. Still can't get into the woods, but it was nice to be out there this morning, enjoying nature!

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I just like going for a morning walk. My philosophy is that movement is good. Not excessive strenuous, possibly injury causing movement, but movement. So walking being good for me in that way, ... interesting.

I just went for a typical morning walk of about 20 minutes too.
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Really interesting article. Thanks LUCKYME35. Another reason to walk!

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Interesting!

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Per Low Carb Magazine, "Although there is lighter foot impact associated with walking compared with running, walking still produces larger pressure waves in the body that significantly increase blood flow to the brain."

lowcarbmag.com/category/fitness/

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Smile! It is Instant Feel good!
Walk! it pushes blood to nourish your brain!
Laughter is healing!
Be mindful in whatever you do. BE where you are!
Keep moving even while sitting.
Let go of control. Practice Detachment with Politeness, Courtesy, or Love.
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Ditto on tomatoes. They taste very sweet to me now. Almost too sweet.

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When I go cold turkey is when I end up craving so bad and then I can't stop eating the sweet stuff. When I first got diagnosed I threw out just about everything with sugar in it (other than the special jar of preserves I had just bought). I stopped drinking all pop. Then I wanted some ice cream, but I only would eat a spoonful or two at a time. But I have tried not having anything sweet and done that for a few months, then I go crazy. So I am trying to just cut it down as much as I can. Like I like chai tea, but the mixes are too sweet and I don't like the chai tea bags, so I make my own and don't make it so sweet. When I once in a while get some from Starbucks I have found they have a lightly sweet one now and I get that one.

I have been getting the white meat chicken since most recipes I find call for that, but it is so dry I practically gag on it. That is why I was wondering about the gravy. Also because what I made recently turned out like glue. Thank you for the ideas for it. I will try a couple of those.



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Depends on how thick you want your gravies. Using heavy cream as your liquid should make a reasonably thickened gravy or sauce. Or I use either guar gum or Xanthan gum. Not sure which I have. It doesn't make a really thick gravy or sauce, but it does thicken a bit.

Have you tried the liquid sweeteners? Kroger makes what is supposed to be a liquid Splenda. As I understand it, the problem with the powdered sweeteners is that the sweetener part is so sweet that they have to add other stuff to cut it, and it's the other stuff that usually causes the problems - and adds the one carb or so per packet. You could give the liquid a try and see if that helps.

Otherwise, you could just cut out sweeteners all together, as Leone suggests. It might be easier if you do a Whole30, which is a Primal/Paleo plan which, among other things, eliminates all sweeteners. For some, I find it easier to do something like that than to just cut out something all by myself.

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Can't help with the arrowroot and don't make gravy anymore (used cornstarch--you use a lot less than flour, so carbs are also less), but do make sauces. My favorite is just heavy cream, butter and parmesan. It thickens up nicely.

As to sugar, there are two ways to go. You can step down over time or you can go cold turkey. Since the artificial sweeteners cause you distress, you should probably step down with real sugar. The idea is to change the way you feel about sweet. I cannot safely eat anything sweet or I would be right back where I was. I went cold turkey and it was an awful two weeks, but now no cravings. And it is amazing what is sweet now. Balsamic vinegar is sweet. 86% chocolate is sweet. A strawberry or a raspberry is super sweet. My sublingual B12 is like candy. Tastes do change. As a friend says about alcohol: (sugar) a lot is never enough and a little is too much. Good luck on your journey!

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Does anyone here know how to use arrowroot to thicken things? I made some gravy a couple times with the chicken drippings and using flour to thicken it seemed like it was making glue more than gravy. I know that is high carb and so is cornstarch. I was thinking of using arrowroot. Would that be good for that or would something like guar gum be better (or the other thickener they use for gluten free)? I think they are all low carb thickeners.

I am not doing too well doing low carb. I was trying to get there again and anything sweet I wanted or cold I would get with aspartame or splenda. I kept having problems with my IBS when I did that and finally read something that those things cause intestinal spasms, so I guess I cannot eat anything with those. I am going to try to figure out how to make things without using those that won't be as high in carbs as stuff that is pre-made like the popsicles and sherbert. If I stay completely away from those things then I will end up eating a whole box or carton in just a couple of days. So I really need help figuring out how to do this.



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Awesome STARLITNIGHT so Happy for you!

Started 9/27/13 to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ Restarting 2/1/17 my journey!!!!

SW 262.6 lbs 2/6/17 CW 250.8 lbs 5/20/17 GW 145 -135 lbs by 3/1/18

I use this KETO Calculator to figure my min/max amounts http://www.mydreamshape.com/keto-calculato
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Carbs 18-24 g; (5%)
Fat 129-174 g; (80%)
Protein 55-73 g; (15%)
calories 1456-1956
as of 2/6/17 (recalculate at 10-20 lb loss)

Suggested Reading "KETO CLARITY" by Jimmy Moore & Dr. Eric C. Westman


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WOOHOO! Starlight. Great progress.

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Way to go, Starlight!

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Back from the Doctors after 3 months on LCHF/Keto diet. My A1c was 10, now 6.7!

Edited by: STARLITNIGHT at: 7/9/2017 (12:18)
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Bulletproof Coffee. I finally got up the nerve to try it after eating LC for a couple of months of hearing people swear by it. Oh my. Just because something sounds a little disgusting doesn't mean it is:) Now we'll see if it keeps me going until lunch!

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Lisa,
stick with low carb. You'll feel better with each day. Have a read of DEB_RN's recent blog on eating Keto (which is simply very low carb):
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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To quote Deb:
"My body has learned how to use my stored fat for energy now. I never could have imagined carbs are what caused my problems. I feel so free now. If I get stuck in a place where appropriate food is not available... no problem ..."

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thank you so much everyone. i am very new to this way of eating. This is my first few days.

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when you change your nutrition tracker there is a ADD for FIBER and that will help to track net carbs. I added for vitamins and other nutrients too.

Started 9/27/13 to release myself from my 'FAT' cocoon ~ Restarting 2/1/17 my journey!!!!

SW 262.6 lbs 2/6/17 CW 250.8 lbs 5/20/17 GW 145 -135 lbs by 3/1/18

I use this KETO Calculator to figure my min/max amounts http://www.mydreamshape.com/keto-calculato
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Carbs 18-24 g; (5%)
Fat 129-174 g; (80%)
Protein 55-73 g; (15%)
calories 1456-1956
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Suggested Reading "KETO CLARITY" by Jimmy Moore & Dr. Eric C. Westman


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Hi, Lisa, and welcome! I'm glad you've got such a smart doctor!

SP won't change to accommodate our way of eating, but it does allow you to change your nutrition settings yourself.

Go to your Nutrition Tracker page. Down towards the bottom, under Tools and Settings, click on Edit Nutrition Goals. You can enter your own ranges there.

One of the items you can select is how many net carbs you want. It's way down at the bottom of the list. And it's not exact, but it's usually pretty close. Or you can just subtract your grams of fiber from your total carbs to get your net carbs, if your plan counts net carbs.

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Hello
Is there a way to make the spark nutrition counter change for my needs? I was told by my doctor about the low carb high fat way of eating.

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Has anyone tried a bread made with protein powder, eggs and butter to grease the pan? I am not sure how this doesn't turn out hard, but wondering how it would work. Found this recipe yesterday: theheartysoul.com/fat-burning-gluten
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I also saw one for some muffins. It's not looking very low carb, but I wondered if almond flour could be substituted for the rice flour. It has maple syrup, but the half cup is divided into 12 muffins, so might not be as bad. Main ingredient is supposed to be the sweet potato.
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Has anyone tried anything like these? I was looking at the muffins because of other problems than the diabetes and thought maybe I could fix them so that they would be okay.



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That's a good recipe to have. being dairy free I'm going to try the oopsie bread with fake cream cheese or mayonnaise. I've heard of the mayo one but I do have some fake cream cheese in the the fridge.
Hubby has decided to camp on weekends this summer. for 40 years I"ve worked my whole week around doing most of my work on the weekends so I have to relearn my whole life. LOL but the oopsies will come in handy for "hamburgers" his idea of a menu is hamburgers or hot dogs. every weekend. all weekend. so I baked some chicken to take The more hotdogs I eat the longer it takes to drop the water weight gain.

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That is why I was thinking that sprinkling some Parmesan on them before cooking or flax seed or even garlic salt might 'jazz' them up a bit. I will report back how they turn out when I try some experimentation in the kitchen.

Thanks Leone


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Pam, I have made cloud or oops bread. I would think you could use the flavored cream cheeses. I made mine with sour cream (easier to mix) instead of cream cheese and it was great as a bun for hamburgers, but not a lot of flavor. This week I will try it with some added cheddar or Parmesan cheese. We have a burger night with friends once a week and I was tired of eating a plain old burger w/o a bun. Much more fun to have something to pick up and eat. Recipe said to store in open plastic bag in fridge. It seems to me you could freeze them, which I will try with the next batch.

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BudgetMaw: thanks for the link to how to make homemade coconut flour. I am wondering since the article didn't say. If this is what you choose to use instead of grain flour do you still use the same amounts as you would for what the recipe calls for? I have not gotten to baking anything low carb yet. I have some really good (too good) recipes from a no sugar cookbook for diabetics that I actually made a lot of baked goods from but I find they are just 'too good' and I would overeat them so for the time being I am just staying away. LOL

I just came across the recipe for Cloud Bread which uses eggs and cream cheese. Has anyone here tried that? If so how does it taste? I was wondering if you made up a batch do you store in the cupboard or refrigerator? It sort of looks like naan to me. The recipe calls for plain cream cheese but I was wondering if a person could have some fun and use flavored cream cheeses.

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I have been self-treating a terrible bout of ExC (extreme constipation) and I have managed to pass the blockage and get my system back to where it was through natural remedies. I realize that this is the exact opposite of what was discussed here but part of my self-treatment was probiotics and my stomach was so upset and sore that I was nauseous as well. Good luck with finding what works.

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You are right, Kitty. You need to reconstitute the dried coconut by adding water, squeeze out the water (which is then coconut milk), and then dry the pulp. Here's a link to instructions. www.wikihow.com/Make-Coconut-Flour-W
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Thanks KittyF54 What a rough day you had! Glad you are feeling better. Thanks for the info on coconut flour. I was wondering if I could make it in my machine but I guess not.

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Today, I'm feeling better. I had surgery on my second hand for carpal tunnel on Wednesday. Wednesday the day after I began one of the worst Allergy attacks I've had in a long time, and Wednesday, the day that I twisted my GOOD knee, so I was feeling crappy for several days but today is the day I started to feel better. so I'm getting things ready for church tomorrow. but I thought I'd leave a note.


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according to tropical traditions, Coconut flour is the ground residue remaining after the oil is removed. so no it's not ground dried coconut but defatted fiber.

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Hi, Leona, and welcome! I hear you about the milk. I used to drink lots of milk. We were raised with skim milk, most of the family still drinks it. I do miss it, and it's probably the one thing that Mom has had the hardest time accepting I don't drink.

The best thing to do is to investigate different plans, actually read the book or website or whatever so you really understand the plan and why it works, and then follow it strictly for a month or two. After that, you'll be able to tweak it to fit your own body. There are lots of plans out there, many of them "good" plans. What makes a plan a good one for YOU is that you are willing to follow it.

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I need to get back on something so read the messages to get some ideas.
I have the SBD book and one reason I like it as it allows milk. I usually drink milk daily.
Great ideas here.
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thanks everyone for the great ideas on homemade breads. I have ventured in this area several years ago. I had success with some more than others. Since I don't eat a lot of bread (2 slices of no sugar whole wheat) if I do at all I will save this information and take a look at it at a later date. Right now I am focusing on getting more greens in my food plan.


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Yes, coconut flour is basically just finely ground coconut flakes. The dried, unsweetened coconut, of course, which is pretty hard to find except in some health food type stores. Most coconut you find in grocery stores is sweetened. Same with nuts and flax. You can grind your own nut flours and flax meal, though the commercial kinds are apt to be finer (less coarse).

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When you say coconut flour is it just ground coconut flakes? same question for nut and flax flours...

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Thanks, Kitty. I will try that when I get a chance.

Is yeast only used when you have gluten? I just wondered if it could be used in a nut bread to get the rise more like the bread made with wheat flour.



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Darlene, I've been making a form of bread for several years. I use Almond flour and flax usually. Coconut flour is also an option if you don't want to use flax but there's a formula for that.

I use six eggs to make a regular bread pan loaf and you'd need at least 8 for a large loaf. I do not recommend that because without the gluten the bread won't rise as high without the narrower pan. (BUT there's a chef online who made a yeast bread using Psillium husk to bind it all together and her's seemed to rise better. I haven't experimented with that yet. if/when I do I"ll let you know how it goes)

To get this bread to rise better you seperate the eggs and use a mixer to whip the whites into stiff peaks.
to the yolks you add a 1/4 cup of nut milk, and a tsp of Cider vinegar. beat til lemon yellow, the n add a half tsp of salt, two tsp of baking soda, a smidge of stevia 3/4 cup each of almond flour and flax flour. stir together well and add all the dry ingredients and the yolk mixture together. stir well. If it seems dry and doughy. add a tbsp of nut milk to make it a bit looser. so it will mix well with the egg whites. add the batter to the egg whites and fold to incorporate. it isn't necessary that the batter be totally uniform, just get it close. then put it into a loaf pan that's been sprayed with pam, and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes til brown and a toothpick comes out clean.

This may remind you of a whole grain bread. if you want a white one use all almond and/or coconut flour. coconut flour must be used at a rate of one TBSP per egg. and almond flour at a rate of 4 tbsp per egg. if you want to use both flours you need to use them in that ratio.

This has been a good bread. it can sometimes fall apart if your sandwich has lots of wet ingredients (tomato, pickle) but it's firmer the less nut milk you use. Sometimes I use an extra egg instead of the nut milk and that creates a more cohesive bread. I play with this recipe each time I make it to try to achieve a better product so next time I write it, it may be different. LOL


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thanks, Pam. I've been using almond, flax and more recently coconut for almost 8 years now for Muffin in a minute. I've recently found a whole new brand of cookbooks and blogs that are called THM or Trim healthy Mama that have tons of tasty cakes, biscuits and cookies that are either low carb or can be made so easily . I've just gotten brave enough to start trying them and so far so good. I had to get out of the mind set that I was ever going to have the old flavors. I do miss them but the old standards in grains all give me nasty reactions so I'm trying the quinoa and can use the "wild rice" because it's not carby like rice.

the "flours" in this THM are my old standbys, (flax Almond and coconut) as well as Psyllium husk, Collegen, Glucomannan, Xanthan gum, (which I don't use because it's grown on corn) and Oat fiber. they are blended according to a recipe I found on pinterest and I use it in these recipes.

I used to like Oat bran but it has to many carbs so the Oat fiber is a new thing but low carb. I'm liking it. I had to try this, I was getting so bored I didn't even want to eat til I was crazy for anything and that anything was carbs. this is a lot of work but if it can keep me on plan, I'm going to get good at it.

Today I'm going to make a low carb Kentucky Butter Cake. I made it for a church function last month and it was excellent! this time I'm planning to make it lemon flavored. then I'm going to cut into 16 pieces and wrap in press and seal to make snack cakes to freeze. it's just enough to satisfy when my hubby is eating crap that I want too. LOL


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Pam, have you tried nut flours or coconut flour and made bread with it? I would like to try nut flour, but don't know how it would turn out. Dr. Oz had something on one day about tapioca bread (don't know if that would be low cal, though) and coconut bread and the people who tried it said it was good. They said you could buy it at the store, but I haven't been able to find it.



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emoticon Kitty. Good luck in finding low carb substitutes for some grains. There are a lot of low carb ones on the market. I have tried many and since I do allow myself a couple of slices of no sugar whole wheat bread as the only 'grains' in my food plan I found something that I like. However, there are a lot of low carb grains that are awful. I am thinking the Atkins lasagna noodles and their pancake mix so guess what? I just decided to nix those from my food plan and allow the real thing once in a blue moon. Works for me! LOL


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gonna start with these low carb biscuits. they use every sort of low carb flour you can imagine including psyllium husk and OAT FIBER! in a baking blend that I make myself although it's easily sourced online as well mixing the fibers helps them to support each other and not any one of them stand out. the result is better too.
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I'm getting back on board this week. I'm finding that doing low carb for a while and then a week of low Glycemic grains like quinoa has helped me drop some weight. I don't know if it's repeatable but we'll see. It's the first time I've dropped any weight in 4 years. 8 pounds in 10 days. Only kept off four of them but I did keep those off. figured out what was causing the gain and going to dump those in the garbage. I'm such a sucker for reeces.
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You are doing great! You should see a big improvement in your blood lipid numbers, too. And yes, your doctor should be very happy!

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I have been eating LCHF now for 2 months, it is just the best I have ever felt. Thank you to everyone who adds information to the team, I may not respond all the time, but I sure check out your recommendations, and insight to issues that we have to adjust to.

I am off all insulins and metformin, just the little Glimepiride left. I will wait to stop that after my appointment in two weeks. I am hoping she does a full workup on my blood, and checks my comprehensive metabolic Panel along with my TSH, Lipid, and A1c. See if I am under or over doing anything with this new way of nutrition. She should be happy, I lost 25 pounds since the last visit, and my Blood Sugar average went from 240 (with insulin) average to 110 (with no insulin). I use to bottom out with my numbers with insulin, now the lowest I go is 80 and that is in a normal range. That is a wonderful feeling, I was starting to have an irregular heart beat like anxiety after a low. I left those days in my past now.

I was checking out the books everyone was recommending, I have to say here in my town, if you have a library card, you can go onto their website and download audible, and digital books to read and listen to from your browser or onedrive on the phone or tablet. Makes it so much more convenient. They just email me when a book is avaliable from my wish list.





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Have a wonderful time, Joye!

Be sure to plan ahead for the food. Will you just go hog wild while you're there? Allow yourself ONE slice of pizza, ONE cheese steak and ONE canoli? Allow yourself ONE bite of each, but have a healthy meal otherwise? Split a treat and also split a salad with someone else? Enjoy the smells but skip the carby foods?

Remember that there's no right or wrong way to deal with it. It's just a matter of what you choose to do. Just make sure it's a conscious and intentional decision. And be sure to drink lots of water and to eat lots of the right food, regardless of how much of the other stuff you eat.

But mostly, have an absolutely fabulous time! Is it for vacation or work?

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Trying to lose a bit b/4 my one week to NY May 5-13 ....Pizza, cheese steaks and canoli....DANGER!! Will do my best...

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finally got wheat free long enough to confirm that wheat free means pain free. I still get the stiffness or the feeling of being a bit swollen in my joints but no pain. no back pain is especially telling. but it takes a couple weeks wheat free to really feel well. That's tough in a house with tons of wheat treats in it. I'm trying to get some substitutes made.

Now hubby wants me to go camping with him. I used to love camping but I'm having trouble getting my mind in the right frame. think I"m being lazy?

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I survived Day One and the "Morning-After" headache. Thanks God for black tea. ONLY ONE DAY low carb and I'm already better of a horrible foot pain wheat bread related.
Kathleen, food allergies are quite common now that we are polluted with who knows what in the process of growing food. I didn't think about the shampoo, lotions and other things we put on our skin, the largest organ in the body. Thanks again, Jennywren! emoticon

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Kathleen, I have severe food allergies, so I understand how frustrating it is right now. focus on eating as simply as possible. give yourself a good 2 weeks to get everything out of your system. Look not only at food, but other things you use: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, soap, hairspray. I have oral allergy syndrome and am allergic to sulfites/sulfate, which also means cruciferous veggies. I can't have stone fruits (apricots) and a shampoo I was using had apricot in it and I was reacting terrible. so look at everything. What do they say you are allergic to? if you need any help, please let me know. my "can eat" list is very small, but I still enjoy everything I'm eating because I can keep a variety. I can have SOME dairy, but not all. So, I can do butter, hard cheese and sour cream only. I can't do cream cheese, heavy cream. you may find you can do ghee.

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Kathleen: Keep us posted on what is working for you. I too have been going through one of the more difficult allergy reactions this winter than I have ever had. I am taking steps but again trying this and trying that seems so time consuming and sometimes we don't get it.


Good luck and you have my sympathies

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That's a lot of things to be eliminated! I hope you can eat cooked fruits and veggies.

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I have been having more allergy problems lately than usual. (allergic to raw fruit and raw veggies) I try avoiding dairy because I thought I may have a problem with it -but I do eat some now and then. Cream in my coffee and a piece of cheese now and then. Well it finally caught up with me. So now I know for sure. I've been sick since January.

Doctor put me on a dairy free and wheat free diet for two weeks to see if my congestion improves. Sure hope it works.

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Well, Kombucha doesn't agree with my blood sugar. Bummer. I actually like the stuff. So sticking with diet cokes and iced tea.

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I was told about another place to look for used books, called abe books. I haven't looked at it yet.

I have been having spaghetti the last couple of nights. I have some left over because I couldn't eat it all. Don't know how that is going to turn out with reheating. I have quit buying the pasta spaghetti and use spaghetti squash instead. I will be having more, because I have another half squash left to cook. I'm keeping some of the seeds to plant and hope I can get some this year.



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Janet: You can either order the books (gently used I recommend) from Amazon.com or check them out from the public library. I like to mark in my books and refer to them from time to time so I prefer to own them. Good luck! The more I research all of the food plans out there the most I am glad I chose SBD. It suits me.

BudgetMaw: Thank you for the tip. I did not see the thread for book reviews but I will do some more sleuthing.


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Is there a Web site to get the south beach diet plan or is it thru the book only.

My husband and I just started LCHF three weeks ago and am looking for different ways to make this our way of life. I am a 64 year young female today's weight is 209.2.

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An update on my progress: all of my library books (of the titles suggested here) came in so I have spent as much free time as I have to read them. It is quite interesting to see how each author approaches these topics and their 'spin' on this. I did a blog entry on what some topics of interest of mine and how I am incorporating them into my food plan which is evolving as I speak.

Right now, the one book that I really like (both how it is written and easy to understand) is the "The Insulin Resistance Solution"(reversing pre-diabetes) by Dr. Rob Thompson. It was printed in 2016. He approaches the treatment of diabetes from the aspect of following the glycemic index which is actually pretty standard for most diabetics. However, he gives some very useful tips and pointers in how to stay within a specific amount of glycemic 'load' so you can lose weight and reverse your pre-diabetes with food and not medications. I would recommend this to anyone. I checked it out from my local public library.

I have been making a lot of smaller trips to the grocery store in the past couple of weeks as I learn more of the kinds of foods that I can incorporate into my food plan. I like what this doctor says and some of it might surprise you (I'll leave that teaser for you. LOL.).

For those who are new to this team, I am following an older low carb food plan, South Beach Diet. I chose that because I had followed it 10 years ago with the idea of losing weight. I returned to it three weeks ago for a different reason. I had been pre-diabetic for 7 years and not needing to be concerned about it getting it worse. I even sometimes had normal blood sugar readings (in the 90s) but my body's chemistry changed in the past 6 months (I had been quite ill last summer which impacted both my red and white blood cells) and I tested for Type II diabetes last fall.

I hate to admit that I sat on that diagnosis since I had also seen my PCP for a couple of ruptured discs as well as the starting of arthritis of my lower spine. I was under treatment for that for six months and the pain was so intense I was not paying much attention to my blood sugar.

Well, long story short, I started back on low carb on March 1st by doing the Phase I induction phase. I have since begun the transition of Phase II. I have been losing steadily and I have only had a couple of carb cravings which I am sure why they surfaced. It might have been I hadn't eaten for 12 plus hours so when I did eat it overloaded my body (even though the carbs I ate were not significant). I was sick earlier in the day and usually when you are sick anyway your BS rises in a way to defend the body from infection so even though I had not eaten my FBS was higher to start with so when that happens any carbs can set it off. You learn these things both by reading and educating yourself but also by experience especially when you get a cold or the flu.

I will write a short bit on each of these books as I go through them. I have over a dozen. LOL so I will burning the midnight oil as I go through them.

As I often say, "Knowledge is power so therefore self-knowledge is self-empowerment."

Bon appetit!

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3/22/17 2:58 P

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Thanks all! I will definitely try them.





TweetyX2 (Pam)
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Jan. 11, 2017- Dec. 31st, 2017: Break through to Onederland!

I have the knowledge. I have the tools. I have the desire.

SO: what's stopping me??




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3/21/17 8:48 P

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Costco carries the fresh cauliflower rice too.

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3/21/17 8:31 P

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Pam, Birds Eye and Green Giant both have the cauliflower rice now. Walmart might also have some in another brand. I found mashed cauliflower there. Green Giant has a couple mashed cauliflowers. I tried the bacon and cheddar one and liked it. Haven't tried the other.



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