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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
8/24/13 10:51 P

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Maw - thanks for the tip on temporary weight gain. Sometimes it bothers me to try a new lowcarb recipe because I think the scales will show a gain, but you were right - no weight gain. But will only eat one pancake because the bloated feeling did not feel good.

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AKHEIDI's Photo AKHEIDI Posts: 540
8/20/13 12:13 A

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SJP- love the avatar.

I'll try some of these recipes adding to the collection.

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SIMPLEMAW Posts: 4,136
8/18/13 9:25 A

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Joy, don't worry about gaining a couple of pounds overnight from the pancakes. If you do, it will all be water weight and you should drop it again right away. If you're bloated and uncomfortable, of course, you might want to avoid them for that reason.

With the exception of a temporary gain from retaining water and/or a bit of constipation, what you eat today won't really be reflected in what you weigh tomorrow. Your "real" gain or loss tomorrow will be the result of what and how you've eaten over the past few days. It is so easy to assume look at what you did one day and either repeat it or not depending on the next day's results, but that can be really misleading.

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8/18/13 12:04 A

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Not as convenient as buying a box of something, but I've been making faux cinnamon toast crunch cereal using a recipe from the ibreatheimhungry blog.

www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/07/cin
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:I've entered it as a Sparkrecipe to make it easier for nutrition tracking:
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asp?recipe=2532128


I didn't find it very sweet, and usually sprinkle some powdered Swerve on it after I cut it, but before I break it up. I usually put almond or coconut milk on it. It's great to have on those morning when breakfast has to be ready immediately, but I will need a snack later.



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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
8/16/13 7:52 P

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I made some protein pancakes this morning for breakfast - an almond flour lowcarb recipe, which was very tasty, but I ate 2 of the pancakes and probably should have ate just one with some scrambled eggs. I felt kind of bloated after eating them. I hope I don't weigh 2 or 3 extra pounds in the morning. They only had 2 net carbs each. Tomorrow will tell me if I have to exclude them from my food list.

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8/16/13 4:05 P

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Re: cereal

When actively trying to lose weight, I'm with the majority here: no grains. But when I'm focused on some other area of my health (what can I say? I don't multitask!), I sometimes indulge in a bit of wheat, some oats, whatever. There's a sugar-free granola in the bulk section of one of my smaller local groceries listed as 25 grams total carb with 10 fiber; I mix it half and half by volume with roasted, salted nuts.

IIRC All-Bran is sweetened with aspartame, which is a different discussion altogether!

Re: fiber

Are you sure that's really what you need? There's no delicate nor brief way to discuss this issue, so I think I won't try--except to say that water, increased fat intake, and stretching/movement/exercise can all help. Though if you're interested, there's a high-fiber LC pancake recipe in my file: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
il.asp?recipe=1795707 27 grams total carb, of which 25 is fiber.


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8/16/13 3:25 P

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Hey Russell,

For some reason cereal sounded good with a bit of really cold half & half and thought if I had cereal All Bran would be the stuff to have since it was the lowest in net carbs. I used to eat Great Grains- that stuff has some fat in it! If you're a LF type, that is definitely not stuff for you. Then I discovered the reason I liked it was because it had pecans so I just eat those now. I've gotten past it now the cereal craving now- I am seriously thinking of making pancakes with almod flour- I bought some of that and coconut flour at the natural fod store (then discovered Fred Meyer carries it and it's cheaper).

I do need a fiber boost so I've been taking glucomannan- of the 25g I should be eating I normally get half that.

I got an artichoke and an avocados so I'll put them on the menu.

Thanks all.

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SIMPLEMAW Posts: 4,136
8/14/13 1:04 P

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Flax and psyllium (sp?) husks are two low carb alternatives to grain when it comes to fiber. Almost all of the carbs in both of them are fiber, so just a tiny bit of net carbs.

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8/14/13 10:43 A

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If all you need is more fiber, here are a few more low carb friendly options:

raspberries ( 1 cup ) - 8 grams fiber
avocado ( 1/2 ) - 6-8 grams fiber
pear ( 1 med ) - 4 grams fiber
almonds ( 2 ozs. ) - 7 grams fiber
apple ( 1 med ) - 4 grams fiber
peas ( 1 cup ) - 7 grams fiber
artichoke ( 1 med ) - 7 grams fiber
black, white, or kidney beans ( 1/2 cup ) 6-8 grams of fiber

Not a huge fan of avocado, or artichokes, but I included them. All of these foods would give you a good amount of fiber, and I have to say that a cup of raspberries would be a LOT tastier than 1/2 a cup of All Bran. I am guessing you are far enough along on a low carb diet to have peas, and beans, since you are hinting at cereal


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8/14/13 10:20 A

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Haven't gotten tired of eggs yet. Maybe in another 4 years? Probably not. It would be hard for me to get 60% fat, if I ate All-Bran. That would cut 41 g of fat from my breakfast. No Thanks!

Plus I would need to eat at least 5 servings ( 2.5 c ) to get enough calories, and I am afraid of what might happen if I ate 50 g of fiber, and 80 net carbs for breakfast. ( w 1.25 c milk )

I suspect that the reason you are asking about alternatives is that All-Bran tastes like it already was digested by someone else. Besides being 13 net grams of carbs, which you could fit into your diet, it is grains, and for me, it would kick me out of ketosis, even if all I ate the rest of the day was mayo, and macadamia nuts

With low carb, it isn't just the quantity of the carbs, but the quality. If I just went with the total amount of carbs, then I could eat eggs, and chicken all day, and then have 1/2 a cup of vanilla ice cream before bed, and that would be less than 20 g of carbs ( total ).

I have to ask why you feel the need or want to eat All Bran? Then try to accomplish what you are aiming for in a different manner, which is tastier, and won't cause cravings when it kicks you out of ketosis.

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8/14/13 12:49 A

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I love pancakes sometimes. We make them with almond flour, eggs and milk and they taste great that way. We have tried making them with coconut flour mixed in as well but you have to make sure that the batter is pretty thick or the pancakes will get too thin.
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KICK-SS's Photo KICK-SS Posts: 9,581
8/13/13 8:41 P

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Akheidi, Fiber One Original cereal has 14 grams fiber in 1/2 cup cereal. It has 60 calories per 1/2 cup with 25 grams carb (11 NET carbs) per serving. No sugar and 2 grams protein.

I occasionally will use some for a topping on a salad - gives a little fiber boost as well. I don't eat cereal with milk as a cereal, just for the crunch on a salad.

It is NOT gluten free, however.

Edited by: KICK-SS at: 8/13/2013 (20:42)
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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
8/13/13 6:50 P

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Leslie - Once in a while, I just have to have some protein pancakes. I am fully committed to healthy eating now. I'm learning as I go and restocking my kitchen pantry with the non-gluten items. I also bought some gluten-free oat flour. I didn't realize that there is a difference between regular oat flour and gluten-free oat flour.

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8/13/13 3:54 P

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I use the ground flax meal a few times a week for muffins, pancakes or hot cereal. Supposedly zero net carbs.

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I thought about Grape Nuts but it had more carbs and less fiber than All Bran. But, you made up my mind- no cereal. I never ate much of it but once in a while I'd get a hankering (like now). I'll try the chopped up nut stuff. And, I'll get some baking ingredients so I can make different things.

Is there gluten in every grain?

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Nope - no grains. Even if I was tempted toward them, I certainly would avoid the "whole grain" or "bran" -based versions. Most of the things I'm trying to avoid are actually in that bran coat.

This isn't to say I don't love cereal! I love Grape Nuts™. I love Raisin Bran™, for that matter. I just don't love the bad stuff in them, or the carb count for the little bit I could get.

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8/13/13 11:58 A

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I used to like All-Bran on yogurt, but I don't eat cereal anymore and definitely no wheat or corn. I don't know what's on the ingredient list for All-Bran (doubt it's just bran!), but now I'm curious. Joy, I just bought some coconut flour so I could try some Paleo pancakes or something else interesting! I used almond flour too, but haven't baked with it.

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8/13/13 8:41 A

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No cereal here either - but I used to love to crunch on Grape Nuts.

I'm trying to avoid gluten products now. I had to go to the store a few days ago and buy a lot of products like almond flour, coconut flour, non-gluten oat flour just so I could have the ingredients to bake something lowcarb.

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No cereal here either. The nuts for breakfast sounds good. I've done that in a pinch when I had to dash out the door in a hurry, but not for a full sit-down breakfast. Sounds like a good idea.

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8/13/13 1:15 A

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I don't eat any grains any more. There are too many problems with them IMO, gluten being just one of them, GMO production and anti-nutrients another. When I used to eat grains I never cared for the taste of all-fiber cereals and ended up having to add sugar to make them tasty. Now I have coarsely chopped nuts instead of grain-based cereals with my breakfast.

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And others- how many of you eat a high fiber cereal and what do you put on it? Are there other cereals out there that have 10 grams of fiber or more?

1. Stop wasting money- Save money

2. Exercise- do something every day

3. Get organized- mise en place

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