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MELANIEJ44 Posts: 335
3/5/13 1:35 P

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I have never liked eggs! I have tried and tried...but I just can't make myself eat them. However, you make a good point about the veggies. I was doing better with eating them before I found the One Minute Muffin. I will make a point to add in more veggies and see if that helps.

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3/5/13 1:17 P

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Did you eat eggs when you were a vegetarian? I was just thinking that eggs are a good source of protein if you're struggling with meat. You could hard boil some and make deviled eggs - the mayo would also be a good source of fat, or scramble eggs in butter, coconut oil or olive oil. If you like meat better mixed in with something, crumble some bacon or sausage in with the eggs. Also, from your sample menu, I wonder if you're getting enough veggies? If you're doing Atkins, you should get 15 g. net carbs from veggies, the fiber will also help fill you up.

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MELANIEJ44 Posts: 335
3/5/13 10:31 A

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Thanks so much! It is tricky to figure out what works. I have wondered if I am eating too much dairy (I love my cream in coffee and my cheesecake muffins). I also occasionally put cheese on a salad! That will definitely be the first thing I look at if (when) I stall.

I need to work on my meat consumption. As I mentioned, I am a former vegetarian and I used to only like meat if it was breaded or slathered with steak sauce. I am working on it though!!!

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3/5/13 9:45 A

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I think more fatty meats would be a good call. If I have oppsie rolls or minute muffins, I cravings kick in, big time. I eats two or three pounds of meat a day. The highest fat ground beef too.
Also, dairy can slow down weight loss, maybe try reducing the cream in your coffee.

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3/4/13 10:27 P

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I think it is very possible to get cravings based on past experience of similar tasting and/or looking foods. It's a conditioned response that takes a while to unlearn. I would recommend staying away from any foods that lead to cravings at least for a couple of months.
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3/4/13 9:01 P

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MELANIEJ44 Posts: 335
3/4/13 8:55 P

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Thanks so much! I just looked and my breakdown for the day is:

76.6% Fat
16.3% Protein
7.1% Carbs

I forgot to add that with my salad today I had two mini cheesecakes (primarily cream cheese and an egg).

I just recently started eating the One Minute Muffin. I wonder if because it is bread-like, it might be creating cravings for bad for me foods? Since eating low-carb, I have found that after I finish my meal, I am typically quite satisfied. But when I finished that muffin tonight I had to practically force myself not to go into the kitchen and make another! Maybe my hunger is in my head???

Thanks for the tips on fat. I will think on this and see what I can figure out. And I'm excited to start posting here. Looks like a great group!

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3/4/13 8:46 P

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Yup. Fat makes all the difference. Avocados and nuts are a great way to increase your fat.

The most filling food I know of for a relatively low calorie hit is chicken thighs with the skin on. It's about equal parts fat and protein. I have them A LOT with deli BBQ seasoning sprinkled on - a couple of carbs in that, though.

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3/4/13 8:40 P

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Maybe you should have more protein??

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3/4/13 8:39 P

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Eat more food. Don't worry so much about the calories. Eat more fat. It will help keep you from being hungry. Coffee with cream is not enough for breakfast and you are probably a bit low on protein, eating like this regularly.

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3/4/13 8:31 P

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First, I should probably introduce myself. Tomorrow will be six months for me on a low-carb diet and so far I have lost 13 lbs. I am still just getting the hang of this type of eating, as I am a former vegetarian who is learning to enjoy meat (seriously!). I am 37 years old and have been on the chunkier side of healthy my whole life. My ultimate goal is to get under 140 lbs and to wear a size 8 or 10 (I have been a 12/14 for as long as I can remember).

Onto my question...one of things I love the most about low-carb eating is that I don't have to count calories. Every now and again, I do track what I eat (I was using My fitness pal, but now I'm trying to use SP) just so I can see where I am falling with my carb intake. I just finished my dinner a bit ago and even though I have eaten a little over 1500 calories and 27 grams of carbs (15 net carbs). I know I'm a little low on carbs, but I am worried that if I eat anything else I will go too high in calories.

Here is what I've eaten today:

B - 2 cups of coffee with a total of 4 TBS hwc and stevia (this is what I have for breakfast each morning)
L - 3 cups of baby greens, 3.5 oz steak, a sprinkling of cheese, and 2 TBS ranch dressing
S - 1/4 cup walnuts
D - 3 sausage links and a One Minute Muffin topped with melted butter

Is there anything you would tweak here? Why am I still hungry???

Thanks so much! Loving this team. :)

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