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« Reply #480 on: July 29, 2012 02:35:16 AM »

We just spent a few days camping with G-ma in her motor home so I planned the menu carefully, taking everything we'd need and not much more. It actually worked out pretty well and made me think about meal planning for real at home. I compost too much produce as I try to buy everything we might possibly need on our weekly shopping trips. I can't get to the grocery store often so I tend to over do it and then waste happens. It's not good.
I'm going to try a little menu planning and see how it goes. I'll make sure good snacks are included, that's where people tend to fall off the wagon I think. Meandering over to the corner store for a little sugary something is an easy habit to fall into.
I do this , I write a menu for the week ahead, and buy in the food I will need for it, I only buy so make 'treats' and once they are gone they are gone for the week.
I make sure the fruit bowl is full, and only buy in fresh produce through the week, milk bread and such like, I save a lot of money now, as before I shopped blindly lol just throwing stuff in the shopping trolley
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« Reply #481 on: July 30, 2012 05:59:26 AM »

Scrappaly--I have an index card on top of my tv and computer that lists things to do instead of snack...so when I feel like munching away, I grab the list and find something on it to do...here are some of the things that help me:

1. Get up and walk around
2. Clean up something in the house
3. Give myself a pedicure
4. Take a nice long bubble bath
5. Zumba
6. Start a knit or crochet project
7.  Cut scraps into needed sizes

etc. etc. Make your own list of distractions!

Anything to distract me even if it is only 1/2 hour...my worst times are from 8-10 pm...but, I am following Bob Harper's
"Skinny Rules"...go to bed slightly hungry...and so it seems to be a goal I can do!
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« Reply #482 on: September 06, 2012 02:50:08 PM »

Hey peeps! How's it going? I've made a new commitment to eating low carb, and dropped 11 lbs in 3 weeks! (as you can see from earlier posts I was doing it off and on, but finally decided to stick with it)I'm feeling really good and my sugar cravings are gone.

Tonight I'm making this~

http://joandsue.blogspot.ca/2012/05/cauliflower-pizza-bites.html
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« Reply #483 on: September 06, 2012 03:13:52 PM »

good for you MareMare..I find low carbing is so so good for dropping weight, but find it so so hard to stick to!

my name is Edel..and i am a bread addict...
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« Reply #484 on: September 06, 2012 03:19:15 PM »

I hear ya! I love bread, but once I get over the first few days I honestly don't crave it anymore.
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« Reply #485 on: September 06, 2012 03:56:07 PM »

I find if I don't eat grains, I don't want them.  But I have one moment of carbo joy and it triggers a week of brain numbing drooly cravings.  And most the time, the first slip up is just because it can be so hard to eat high pro/low carb while out and about.  My weakness is McDawdels sausage and egg McMuffintops.  But one can't just eat the sausage and egg part as the cheese is stuck to one 1/2 the English muffin..and I like cheese.  Plus, the sausage is so greasy, I need the one side of the EM to sop up the grease...I throw that one away.  I do understand all the terrible things about going to that restaurant...but it is one of the few cravings I get anymore.  And they are the ONLY decent drive through coffee I know of.  I have chucked so many cups of Starbucks coffee after the first sip, I won't go there to save my caffeine headache.  They may be good at those coffees that should be called desert.  But they have forgotten how to make a good cup of real coffee (I hate flavored coffee and I am a cream only ggrrrllll, so you can't hide a crummy cup of Joe on me Grin
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« Reply #486 on: September 06, 2012 04:01:41 PM »

lol at Egg McMuffintops! Ha, love it!  I've actually had pretty good luck eating out with low carb. One week I even ate at Noodles and Co and Old Spaghetti Factory and had low carb!(I'm signed up for so many coupons at restaurants, and they all give you free stuff around your bday!) It is pretty surprising that Mcd's has good coffee,  right? I like their Southwest Chicken Salad...I live in Portland, it rains a lot, sometimes their indoor play place is the only things that stands between me not wringing my nephews' necks.

Just eating one side of the bread sounds like a good compromise! Lots of places you can order "no bun" or "protein style" (more for hamburgers) and they'll either wrap it in lettuce or put it in a little dish and give you a knife and fork. I bought some Atkins baking mix and am experimenting with that (next time going to try Bob's Red Mill low carb baking mix) and occasionally I have a Mission Carb Balance low carb tortilla.
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« Reply #487 on: September 07, 2012 04:28:40 AM »

I have done about 5 HCG rounds which meant no carb for 6 or 7 weeks...i craved bread all of that time!..it is very tough to low carb when eating out in Ireland, lunch anywhere means a sandwich..and while I am a good cook, during the summer we do a lot of easy, scrappy meals and they always involve bread..mind you I do mostly eat my own home made wholemeal soda  bread with plenty of seeds etc..so it is not as bad as it could be.

interestingly I could happily live without potatoes, rice, pasta..it is just bread, for convenience as much as anything

I know, excuses excuses..lol
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« Reply #488 on: September 07, 2012 08:47:57 AM »

I have been playing around with coconut flour.  I love coconut anything and have been using the oil for years.  But I made some coconut pancakes the other day and they rocked.  Very close to a normal pancake.  It took more eggs then would for wheat flour.  And you have to use baking soda or baking powder to get them to fluff up.  But it was sooooo nice to not have to have guar gum and tapioca flour and all the other hard to find things that they used to tell me I had to use to get low carb and gluten free replacement baked goods
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« Reply #489 on: September 07, 2012 10:33:12 AM »

I have done about 5 HCG rounds which meant no carb for 6 or 7 weeks...i craved bread all of that time!..it is very tough to low carb when eating out in Ireland, lunch anywhere means a sandwich..and while I am a good cook, during the summer we do a lot of easy, scrappy meals and they always involve bread..mind you I do mostly eat my own home made wholemeal soda  bread with plenty of seeds etc..so it is not as bad as it could be.

interestingly I could happily live without potatoes, rice, pasta..it is just bread, for convenience as much as anything

I know, excuses excuses..lol

Do you guys have "Sandwich Thins" there, edel? LIke super thin buns? They also do bagel thins here. Still great for making a sandwich, but only around 100 cals (and obviously less carbs.)

I have been playing around with coconut flour.  I love coconut anything and have been using the oil for years.  But I made some coconut pancakes the other day and they rocked.  Very close to a normal pancake.  It took more eggs then would for wheat flour.  And you have to use baking soda or baking powder to get them to fluff up.  But it was sooooo nice to not have to have guar gum and tapioca flour and all the other hard to find things that they used to tell me I had to use to get low carb and gluten free replacement baked goods

Ooh I'd love to hear your recipe, Sue! I have some coconut flour pancakes pinned but haven't tried them yet. I did make fried chicken with a combo of coconut flour and almond flour for the breading, super yummy! I don't think I knew/remembered that you were gluten free.
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