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Old April 22nd, 2005, 09:29 AM
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Low Carb, low calories

Does anyone have some recipies? My husband wants to be put on a low carb low calorie diet. And I have no idea what to make for meals.
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 10:43 AM
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It's very hard to be low carb and low calories... many low carb diets are high in fat because you can eat cheese, meat, eggs, etc.
I don't know of any recipes, but you're only going to be able to work with non starchy veggies and very lean pultry and meat, egg whites... I don't know of anything else low carb and low calorie?
What types of foods does he want to eat?
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 01:22 PM
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His guidelines are: no red meat, except for once a week, and no more than a 1500 calorie intake a day if possible. He likes most veggies, except for onions and peppers. He will be drinking mostly propel fitness water. He does love rice. Doesn't care for pasta all that much. He is already taking slimfast as breakfast and lunch and a decent sized meal for supper with snacks in between. But lately he has been having tacos, pizzas, and tv dinners for supper. And he wants to stop and eat healthier.

If I can't get both, can anyone give me any really healthy, delicious and inexpsnsive meal ideas? I would like to get away from boxed foods, and actually LEARN how to cook. I know it is pathetic. I can't even make mac n cheese without reading the directions. I don't know how to make anything from scratch. Everything we eat comes from boxes.
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 01:39 PM
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Well rice has a ton of carbs... but probably little calories... usually you can't have both unless it's veggies and lean meat, but it's very hard to do.

I know what you mean about eating out of boxes... that's all my hubby knows how to do also, and he doesn't like many things that aren't boxed so most of the time I don't bother trying.
I do know how to cook and I cook when I can but it's tough cooking for someone that doesn't like any veggies other than corn. He's a meat and potatoes/boxed noodle type person. It gets very boring, not to mention totally not good for you.

I am actually on a somewhat of a low carb diet right now... I am not doing atkins because I don't think you should eat sticks of butter just because it's got 0 carbs and I think everyone needs fruit in their diet also, which is carbs. But I stick to melons and berries, which are lower carbs than say bananas for example.

I am basically getting back to whole real foods, something I think is best in itself. I eat chicken, turkey, tuna (some beef and pork but not as much as the poultry)... some cheese, eggs, occasionally brown rice, barley and oatmeal, but those last things not everyday. Also, as for fruit, mainly berries as I've mentioned above.

I do not eat anything boxed, prepackaged or anything with preservatives. No potatoes, white rice, bread, pasta of any kind, sweets, or sweet fruit, or fruit juices... obviously no snack type items like chips or crackers either.

The only problem with this is the food bill. It's very sad to say but real whole foods cost wayyyy more than your boxed items and it sucks! We are on a budget and this way of eating is kinda costly.

The best way I've found to see what you're eating and the food values is going to www.fitday.com . Make an account, it's free, and then you can pick from food lists what you'd like to eat and how much and it breaks it down as far as where your calories/fat/protein are coming from. It's a great site if you're dieting. Then you can find the best foods for you and find one of those recipe sites where you put in the foods you have and it comes up with recipes for it. I'll look for it and post it if I can find one like that.
Good luck to ya!
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Old April 22nd, 2005, 01:52 PM
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Thanks sneaky. I told James that if he goes on that kind of diet that there won't be too much of a variety. I figure if I can find 14 good recipes that are healthy and not that fatty, I can make 2 weekly meal plans. He said that he would be fine with that.
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I follow the GI Diet and there is tonnes of receipes and options. We made chili the other night with ground turky breast instead if hamburger and you cant tell at all!!! Other then that beans are good, tomato's, seasoning, some veggies the usual you would put in Chili.

We just made chicken jumbalya and it was excellent aswell. I will have to find these receipes for you. (Its made with brown rice but because of the spicy flavor you cant really tell.)

Also vegetable and chicken homemade soups are always a hit in my house.

I will post back some actual receipies for you when I find them.
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