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2/7/13 3:30 A

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when I cook ground beef, I put the lump (comes in rectangles here) into a saucepan (to keep the grease from splattering as much) with some coconut oil. Then the cheese on it, once it's cooked.

Sometimes, when I don't want to wait, I'll stir it around so it crumbles and cooks faster. I always add garlic granules (to most everything, actually).

I found low carb (low sugar, low salt) ketchup, so I squirt a little on there too.

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2/6/13 8:00 P

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We now have a set of threads in the Low Carb Recipes forum for breakfast, lunch and supper menus. And a set of breakfast and lunch threads in the Main forum. And another thread in the Main forum called "Just Wondering" that some people are using to post their menus. Enough already!

Let's close out the menu threads in the recipe section, and everyone post on the menu threads in the main forum. Russell, will you start the snack and dinner threads there? Obviously, you can all post wherever you want to, but enough people have said that they wouldn't/didn't look in the recipes forum for menu ideas to make it seem reasonable to move them to where more people will see them.

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2/6/13 6:52 P

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Nanarosser, I'm a NANA too to my 2 grandsons (2&4). Or is Nana your first name? Anyway, during the Winter, I have a hard time getting myself out on the deck to grill for sure!!! Even though I'd prefer to have my hamburgers/cheeseburgers/steaks/chicken etc. cooked that way. I have never tried cooking my burgers in the oven, to be honest. I've always thrown them on a frying pan. Then I might throw a pad of butter on top when I put it on the plate, and add some onion chunks, mayo, and a bit of S&P. Sometimes I'll put some garlic powder or a bit of a garlic or onion blend of spices to it. I love my burgers! Get some tips from Suzanne though. She's the Queen of beef! Especially Burgers!!

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2/6/13 1:39 P

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How do you cook your hamburgers? oven or fried? I don't really like hamburgers unless they are done on the grill, but that is not going to happen in the winter. Just wondered.

i like having all these responses on one page, because i tend to lose threads when there are too many, and I love this one and can keep up with it. I love getting all these menus from people.

thanks to everyone for sending their ideas in. It helps. Today it just hit me - i feel so much better after losing 11 lbs. WHY in the world would i ever go back to eating carbs. And that is only 11 lbs making me feel this good. I have plenty more to lose, but this sure feels good.

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2/6/13 1:02 P

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I post my daily menus in my blog. If anyone's interested, click the link in my signature.

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Mañana doesn't mean "tomorrow." It means "not today."
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2/5/13 2:31 P

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This is a great idea! Helps to see what other options there are for meals during the day. Typically, I eat a good breakfast of 2-3 eggs, a rash of bacon (or 5 beef sausage links/4 patties) and my large cup of Lipton hot tea w/a drop of heavy cream & 2 teas Sweetner. The eggs I make different ways,,,depends on my mood. Scrambled with shredded cheddar, or I'll make an omelet w/onions, bacon bits (or saus), cheese, and sometimes grn bell peppers. Add a bit of salsa on the side to help rev up the metabolism. Or fried, hard boiled, soft boiled,...all the ways! lol For lunch, maybe a few roll ups, tuna fish salad with or without lettuce wrap, cheeseburgers or any red meat. Dinner is usually a high fat cheeseburger w/mayo and maybe some raw onions, plus small lettuce salad, w/a couple cherry tomatoes thrown in w/lc blue cheese dressing. Or backed chicken (found some good LC recipes) and when I can..lobster, alaskan crab meat(both with lots of hot butter sauce to dip it in), and shrimp cocktail (only not the red sauce! I made a mayo based one w/kick!)Snacks are green olives, pepperoni slices, cheese sticks, a little cottage cheese, cream ch&celery, diet jello(no carbs) w/whip cream. This is just some of the foods I eat. I went to the library yesterday and did a lot of reading...plus, found a bunch of LC recipes. Going to put them in a binder book, so I can quickly look up my favs when I want to, and to also try when I get a chance. But, kind of like Suzanne, I eat a whole of more high fat cheeseburgers or steak(when I can afford it) than anything else...as a main meal (except breakfast, though I have had a small steak w/my eggs now and then.)

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2/5/13 12:11 P

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I would prefer a breakfast,snack, lunch and dinner thread. One for each.

My menu is the same too Suzanne. I find that it is simpler. I eat the same breakfast all week long, and I have two lunch/dinners that I split into 2 meals a day, so I eat the same meal Mo., and Fr., and another meal on Tu,Th, Sa. Chili on Wednesday. So 4 different meals total.

Basically, I eat meat, eggs, and vegetables. I think your menu would be what people should read Suzanne. So many low carbers have different degrees of how strict they are. This way newbies could look at the results of the diets people eat, and then what they ate. If they see someone struggling, while eating shakes, and bars, they may take note and decide to be stricter, or they can choose to take a slower path, and maybe the shakes make it doable.

Different versions work for different people. I think they need to read about people who suceed with a liberal amount of carbs, and for those it works for, that would be a great example. However, when I started on low carb, I knew of no one who ate as low as I did. I stayed below 30 g for two years, and just upped it since starting SP almost 2 years ago. Recently I hit the 50 g mark, but I doubt I will ever get above 80 g a day. For people like me, it can be concerning to see others losing at 120 grams a day, or they drink diet coke, or a shake, and lose, while at 40 grams, I struggle to lose. It is reassuring to see someone else staying at a low carb limit. That way they don't start asking what they did wrong, and some wise person convinces them of the "dangers " of low carb. I quit several times thinking I was too low, because no one I knew ate lower. Why did I have to eat at so low a level? Maybe I was doing the diet wrong.

Even after 4 years, and 147.5 lbs lost, it is comforting to know that you are eating almost no carbs, and are healthy. If I start to think it may be too low, I can say to myself, Suzanne is lower, and doing fine.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 2/5/2013 (12:13)
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2/5/13 12:00 P

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If you go to the Low Carb Recipe Forum...then click on the "more topics" button just below the spinach-cheese pie recipe pops up with a lot of others...

Had 2 fried eggs and some thick bacon for breakfast. Just put a big beef roast in the crockpot with diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a layer of broccoli on the bottom. I saved a few pieces of bacon for a snack later tonite with cheese and some wine. I have a half avocado for lunch if I'm even hungry.

I'd like to recommend the Wheat Belly team for additional low carb ideas, as well as the Wheat Belly book itself, by Dr. William Davis. I'm almost finished with it and it has been a real eye-opener about the dangers of wheat....it really goes into how carbs throw your body out of wack and ages you prematurely...

Joan :)

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2/5/13 11:32 A

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I think that maybe where I found the recipe for the spinach and cheese pie that I have not made yet, but it sound delicious.

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Good idea, Maw - follow the link for the daily report thread!

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BUDGETMAW Posts: 2,956
2/5/13 8:28 A

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There is a thread on the recipes forum here called What's For Dinner Tonight? It goes through spurts. Sometimes it's very active and other times it's not. I just posted there to bring it to the top of the list. If we post our food there (and we can certainly add breakfast and lunch, too) we'll keep all the old posts, too.

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2/5/13 7:51 A

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Well, my diet is so dull, but I will post anyway! Today, I will be eating burgers for breakfast lunch and dinner. I know, shocking! I will have any leftover egg yolks than James does not finish. I drink only water.

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2/5/13 7:42 A

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Hi all! Thanks for starting this, KENTUCKYWOMAN. I will definitely be looking at this to see what other people are eating. My breakfast is going to need to change as I'm getting tired of eggs!

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2/5/13 7:22 A

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Great idea Kentuckywoman! I love to get ideas of what others are eating. Helps when i get in a rut and eating the same things and getting bored. I get WW cheese sticks - 0 carbs! I keep them at work when i get hungry mid morning. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals at night, when i have time to eat them. Love mixing in cooked sausage in with scrambled eggs, or making an omlet with bacon bits or sausage.

want to hear some of your ole standbys.

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2/5/13 6:43 A

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Russell and Debb, thanks so much for joining in. I know how I was when I first began low carbing it was very overwhelming.

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2/5/13 6:33 A

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Great idea. I put my meals into various threads in the diet and nutrition forum to get points for posting, and I think some people have to be wondering about meals consisting of 6 eggs, or 2 lbs of ground beef.

I would much rather post here, especially if it would help anyone just starting. Plus I can get the same points by posting here.. emoticon

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 2/5/2013 (06:33)
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2/5/13 6:25 A

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Personally, I have just returned to induction. I keep hard-boiled eggs in the fridge if I get "peck-ish" and add some mayo when I want.

Meals this past week have been mostly steak and other meat, occasionally adding cheese (like to the ground beef). Chicken, roasted, so I can use my hands; I love the gnawing thing so eat chicken wings when I am wanting to crunch.

Had lettuce one night, with tuna and mayo. And a tomato with cheese and mayo, as a snack last night.

I am keeping my intake to VERY low carb for a few weeks, which is obviously working, as I've "given away" 10 pounds this past week.

Sure is good to be back on plan!

Debb :)

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2/5/13 5:58 A

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Fantastic Idea. emoticon

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2/5/13 4:55 A

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I was wondering if it would be a good idea to start a thread telling what we are eating during the day. There are so many newbie's that sometimes it can become overwhelming wondering ''what should I eat?" Just a thought.

Joan

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