Low Carb snacks?
March 7, 2006 7:32 PM Subscribe
DietFilter. I'm about to to re-start a low carb diet that I've had some success with in the past. However, circumstances have changed since the last time I tried it, namely, I'm away from home at work for most of the day. I'm finding it hard to find low carb foods I can eat as a snack during the day, which makes it hard to stick to this diet. Any suggestions?
posted by Effigy2000 to health & fitness (25 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Before we go any further, yes, I am well aware that alot of people think low carb diets are dangerous. While I appreciate the concern, please don't tell me that in any of your answers. I have tried this diet before, it worked and I didn't have any bad side effects, so I'm willing to try it again.
Now, back to the question.
The diet I'm on is a milkshake low carb diet. For those who are going "huh?", I'm meant to drink a milkshake in the morning, at lunch and for dinner which will give my body the vitamins and minerals it would otherwise get from eating food normally. In the mornings and afternoons, after work, it's easy for me to do this at home. But at work, we have no blender, and I'm sure my co-workers would balk at me using all the free milk work provides for my milkshakes, so I've resigned myself to going out and buying lunch.
But what to buy? I work in the city and in the middle of Brisbane's CBD, there's pretty much only fast food shops. Unhealthy, carb loaded fast food shops.
I'm a fussy eater too. A really fussy eater. I don't like alot of salads. About the only salad I like to eat is Ceasar Salad's and guess what? They have the carbs. I hate mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, watermelon, onions, pickles, olives, oranges, mandarins and avacados, to name but a few things. I do like apples and bananas and pears and grapes, but I've been told that they have a high GI rating, which will slow down my progress on this diet. Which is a real bummer.
About the only thing I've found that I can buy is a handful of Cashews for lunch. They have a relatively low carb rating and I do like them. But cashews every day? That'd be pretty boring. Infact, it has been pretty boring. I want variety, but there's little of it about.
So what are some tasty snacks I can have for lunch while I'm at work that are low carb? Suggestions gratefully accepted.