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7/13/14 9:10 A

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Sorry you have to throw out your chicken, maybe the fridge needs a defrost,.. try to cook for 2 or 3 days then you can keep it in the fridge not freezer, and put the fridge on the highest so it feels pretty cold in the fridge, thats what we did a few years ago when our fridge was going bad.. and last year the new one filled with water every other day, so i was defrosting once a week... a friend left holland so i could get her fridge for a little money, so happy with it, but it uses a bit more energy but im thankful, so i dont mind...

try google or youtube there are alot of recipés for fermenting.. better with salt and no vinegar...
if your eating more fat in your diet and take fish oil supplement if fish is too expensive then salt is ok for bp.. i take iodine supplement and have seen the benefit of it..
Dr benjamine lynch has explained why we need salt and with high fat diet its bad to eat what they call lo salt..when i attended the summit from thyroid disfunction i learnt all about how low salt is not as bad as they say just commercial salt is the bad one... the commercial salt is less beneficial so try to get a good sea salt like himalayan or celtic or just a very good seasalt.. you only need a little to bring out flavour and the fermented veges with salt is after the fermentation so its all good.. JJ virgin has a video on youtube.. dr mercola has a video aswell.. check them out and and go for it..high bp is a autoimmune desease like diabetes, thyroid disfunction etc.. the iodine helps the methylation and the fish oil.. i started on them then saved up to get additional supplements which can be gotten in foods but not enough to get the body back to normal.. so im healing my body first then gonna use food mainly.. like greens, spinach, chard, kale are best juiced but of a small quantity like 1 small hand, or i throw them in boiled water for half a minute, so that the vitamins are intackt..
this i learnt from dr benjamine lynch who does he's research as a hobby not for profit...
the buck wheat is same like wheatflour just add egg, b-soda, cream of tartar,melted tsp butter or oil, a little stevia if you want it sweet,not necessary if you eat with fruit or jam etc, milk if you eat dairy mix and bake the pancake.. real easy...i gonna try the coconut flour this week... success tisha

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7/12/14 7:47 P

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Thank you. I got several flours because I am also trying to go wheat free, but I haven't figured out how to cook with them yet. This week I am going to have to throw out all my chicken. Lately every time I get any it smells bad and what I bought and froze last week is also tasting bad and hard to chew. So I am already having problems with my finances this month. I had a big freezer, but it went out on me last year and I ended up with both mine and my neighbor's little freezers full trying to save my food. Now the freezer is being used for stuff like pots and pans and a few canned items.

Do you ferment like pickling? I am not sure how to do that. I can't have much salt, either, because of HBP.



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SWEETISHA1's Photo SWEETISHA1 Posts: 668
7/12/14 7:20 P

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Hiya,
I've been going low carb on a budget with my dd. and it went quickly to high fat and i dont feel so hungry as before so i dont eat as much and i notice that it works outt cheaper as the fat keeps you full and you only need some veges with butter and a few fruit like frozen berries with yogurt if you have dairy in blender, ot greens like spinach or dark lettuce leaves with berries or apple or carrot in juicer or blender.. you dont need so much meat just the fat, butter, olive oil or coconut oil.. i make chicken in coconut oil gives a lovely flavour..
I started buying a few foods a month before i began low carb so that i was prepared.. then when i had enough oils etc and some meat in the freezer, 3 or 4 veges then i started.. in 2 days i already felt full and didnot need to eat much..
i purchased a extra freezer ( from secondhand online)a few years ago and am thankful for it as i can buy onsale and freeze nowadays...
Today i made pancakes with buckwheat and they were ok but i couldnot eat more than 1 as my stomach got full quickly...i put a little cottage cheese with a spoon of real maple and mixed it together was enough for about 4 pancakes and was a change from bacon and egg(scrambled),i do eat potatos occasionally but cold as i learnt its better that way, so i boil them and mix with beetroot and some cider venegar or lemon with other soft edible veges.. i dont eat mayo anymore due to the additives but i find food has more flavour since i go higher fat..
I also make half a cup of oats with water then add cinnamon and put full milk or cream with it for breakfast but my bs does not go as low as bacon and eggs, but im happy with that a little lower is better than higher...
I have purchased a bag of coconut flour and next month i will buy another one and will try to make pancakes with that.. i always save a little each month to buy something new for lchf diet, (or it could be paleo or keto)when i feel ready i start new recipes.. its hard on low budget, my dd is doing it with me this time so she also helps a little...
I do find that its about the same as if i werenot on lchf diet as i dont eat as much.. when i had a cheap food (but not fast food) diet i was always craving food specially in the evenings.. now i go from 6pm till morning and not feel hungry or have cravings...
so it works out the same or cheaper..
I cook chicken with the skin on so that i get the fat benefits aswell..
Often i cook for 2 or 3 days and that you can keep on the fridge aswell which could be an option for you... if you ferment veges in salt they will keep longer and are also good source of probiotics.....i hope this helps a little feel free to ask i have a simular problem not being able to chew..
tisha

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7/11/14 10:06 A

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For varitity you might try some fish, canned tuna in water its cheaper and goes on sale periodically. The fresh produce in your garden will help also. I stir fry a lot

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7/11/14 9:05 A

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Fancy,

Your trying and that's the best you can do. I've been there. Watch your sales, and see if you can buy in bulk. A larger package of chicken, ground turkey, pork then break it up and freeze it, so that you can get the benefit of the sale price. For eggs, you might want to try putting mayo with the eggs. Cheese can very expensive. I would focus on eating as healthy as you can. Growing your own veggies is so much fun, and definitely will save money. I miss the days of having a garden. I'm in an apt now and can't. If you can't completely do low carb, try staying away from processed foods, if you are able to walk, start walking which will help.

It's all about small changes. Do what you can. Many times there's just to much month, left at the end of the money. The first thing I would say, is just make sure your eating. I would also see if your local food pantry has any additional programs. Sometimes local farmers may have better prices than grocery stores during these summer months due to excess and not wanting to see food go bad.

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7/10/14 3:32 P

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I am having much trouble trying to get food that is low carb that I can afford. I run out of SNAP benefits before the end of the month most of the time and I have $0 to spend on food. Everything goes to bills and necessities. So I am looking for ideas what I can get. I definitely CANNOT eat beans. Right now I am thinking I will have to eat eggs, chicken (when on sale) and potatoes, though I know the last is not low carb. Problem with the eggs is I can't stand them unless they have cheese on them and that makes them cost more. Chicken I am getting tired of. I thought I can use peanut butter on celery, but I have trouble chewing the celery. I am growing veggies and hope I can get some I can can and also that some of them will keep without needing a freezer (mine is very small).

Can anyone give me more ideas? Foods have to be easy to chew.



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