I've had great weight loss success by moving more and doing meal prep in advance. I don't love to cook, but in the winter I make chili, soups, and stews and portion them out into individual meal-sized containers for lunch and dinner. I'm happy to have found a system that works. Last summer I ate bean salads as well as fresh green salads with lots of veggies and chicken almost exclusively. The thought of doing that again just makes me want to eat out. [more inside]
What are your favorite drinks or cocktails that are both low carb and don't involve anything sugar-free? Even more caveats inside! [more inside]
I'm a late-30s female interested in trying a low-carb diet. I'm kind of intimidated by the wealth of information out there, some of it contradictory, and I don't know what to trust. Looking for suggestions of best practices. [more inside]
I am eight months along, have gestational diabetes, and while my blood sugar is fine and under control I cannot seem to get my ketones down to "small" without blowing most of my blood sugar readings during the day. My doctor wants them to be smaller but has not given me any actual information about why, and admitted that they might not be causing a problem at all. Meanwhile, the added stress of trying to consume Just Enough! but not Too Much! sugar is really weighing on me. [more inside]
I'm hosting a chill brunch in honor of my dear mom-to-be friend and could use ideas for a non-starchy brunch side. [more inside]
Purchasable, ready to go soft food lunch/snack that's satiating and not cold? I’m about to be even more obnoxiously picky, but I’ll try to keep it brief. [more inside]
This cheese was one of my favorite snacks to help me lose weight during my last push. What high protein/low carb/low fat foods do you love? [more inside]
Where can I get a lower-carb hot lunch in downtown Minneapolis? [more inside]
We're trying to de-starchify our vegetarian/pescetarian weeknight dinners. Your help with specific recipes would be awesome. [more inside]
My recent blood work came back with a high fasting blood sugar. I need to cut out as many carbs and sugars as possible. A low GI diet that does not include animal products is the goal. This is a long-term thing, not a temporary diet [more inside]
... and I want to do both at the same time. Where can I find recipes for food that - is geared towards beginners (not too much prep time, not too many ingredients) - has calorie counts per serving/weight - is not always red meat or grain-heavy - and doesn't require an oven? (I only have a microwave and two heating elements.) [more inside]
A low-carb, ketogenic diet has ALWAYS worked for me. Until now. After 6 weeks AND introducing exercise into the mix, the scale isn't budging. What gives? [more inside]
My wife and I are both working on dieting, focusing on portion control, eating more veggies, and cutting our carbs. It's going OK so far, but my wife has found that she's getting really frequent "sweet" cravings. So, I figured I might as well try asking the internet: What are some good ways to help answer that craving without busting our dieting plans?
Say I wanted to start a low carb diet after my Seder meals. Say I try to observe kosher rules during Passover and I won't eat any grains, rice, beans, soy, or derivative products like corn syrup. Say I don't like Brussels Sprouts and am trying to please three other picky eaters with meal planning. How would I survive this hypothetical situation? [more inside]
Looking for recipes for dehydrator-created jerky, can be hot, no carbs. Details below the cut. [more inside]
It has come to my attention, via the scale, that I have been taking the "fat is good" aspect of primal eating just a little too literally. I need to reduce calories, and would like to do so as painlessly as possible. Could you please share your recipes and meal suggestions for tasty things that are on the lower end of the fat spectrum? Bonus points for anyone who has found a primal- friendly alternative to the fatty deliciousness of cheese.
I'm on a low-carb diet, but I'm beginning to get bored of a life without pasta, sweets or baked goods. So this weekend I made these low-carb pop-overs with almond flour. They tasted OK, but they had the consistency of rather compact muffins, not the fluffy lightness of pop-overs, and in fact they did not "pop over" the muffin tin but stayed inside. [more inside]
Soon-to-be-metal-mouth needs your best soup recipes, stat. They also need to be paleo-friendly (no dairy, no grains, no processed sugars) and I would really prefer they be easy/quick! [more inside]
Looking for diabetes management magazine with a low-carb or controlled-carb diet. My family member was relatively recently diagnosed and is not getting great diet education. [more inside]
What are the best simple cocktails that don't include sugar or syrups or carbs? [more inside]
I eat low-carb. No beans, no fruit, no lentils or quinoa or chickpeas. Instead, I eat LOTS of protein, fats, generally with salads. But I worry I eat too much meat, and I getting sick of salad, so I am looking for great vegetable recipes that are under 8 carbs a serving. [more inside]
Looking for your favorite low carb vegan dinner recipes. Thanks!
I've switched over to keto (very low carb, moderate protein, high fat) eating and it's awesome, but I miss the flexibility of starches when it comes to haven't-shopped-in-two-weeks-what-are-we-going-to-eat dinners. Can you give me your ideas for keto-friendly meals that use quickly-defrostable frozen or otherwise storable ingredients? [more inside]
Who's got an easy, spicy, flavorful, low-carb variant on the best known cure for the common cold? [more inside]
I had my gallbladder taken out last spring, and since then have been trying to lose weight, while balancing the side effects. TMI inside! [more inside]
What are some good, inexpensive Low carb rice cooker recipes? [more inside]
Going to finally really commit to low-carb. Past attempts have obviously failed. Please set me up for success. [more inside]
Comforting, hearty vegetable recpies OR good veggie snacks for carrying around with me Difficulty level: Low starch vegetables only please [more inside]
Due to an impulse purchase at Costco, we have more mild/sweet Italian sausages than I know what to do with. I wanted a couple-few to stuff mushrooms and eat for lunch, and now we have enough to feed the entire neighborhood (which I would do if there were room to invite them over, but there's not). So please, give me your best recipes and ideas for Italian sausage! And your second-best, and third-best... Difficulty: no pasta, bread, or poratoes because we're eating low-carb for medical reasons.
I'm an overweight (technically obese) triathlete who was recently put on a calorie-restricted (1200-1400/day), moderately carb-restricted (100-130 g/day) diet by my doctor(s). They also have me front-loading my calories into breakfast and lunch at the expense of dinner. It's been hard on me in various ways, physically and psychologically -- my training is suffering, and I really miss being able to share a normal dinner with my partner. I'm also on seriously non-optional medication that makes it hard for me to lose weight and, relatedly, has probably made me insulin-resistant. Help me cope. (Psychological beanplating as well as gory metabolic details for nutrition nerds within.) [more inside]
What are your favorite recipes that fulfill the following criteria: low in carbohydrates, lots of good fats, medium to generous on the fiber, and filling/hearty? I'm thinking veggies, soups, and sides, mostly, since that's where my recipe book is weakest. [more inside]
I can't find a way to make spaghetti squash side dishes taste good. Please help. [more inside]
I've done a very strict no carb diet for 3.5 weeks now, and haven't lost any weight, haven't seen any change in clothing fit, never felt particularly terrible (ie never saw a "carb crash"). BF who is eating the same exact diet has visibly shed pounds and looks fantastic. I know women tend to loose weight much slower then men, but this is feeling a little rediculous. Should I stay with the diet? [more inside]
What are some Low Carb Cooking Shows? [more inside]
How did you ease into a low-carb lifestyle? [more inside]
Help me find new, low-carb ways to use up my bounty of lettuce. [more inside]
Managing gestational diabetes fairly well by eating paleo/low carb and injecting insulin (tiny dose, rarely) when anticipating higher glucose levels. Now I read pregnant women should load carbs shortly before and during the childbirth itself. I'd like to avoid both a carb crash and hypoglycemia during delivery. I also worry about the baby being hypoglycemic if I have high glucose levels during delivery and I'm getting conflicting info (yes, danger v. no, too short a time to impact baby). So, what to eat leading up to and during delivery?
I'm looking for some different sauces for ground beef, my intention being to serve the mixture in whole roasted peppers, or lettuce wraps, sloppy joes, or some kind of creative lasagna. The only sauce I know for ground beef is the run-of-the-mill tomato sauce. I feel like other sauces for ground beef would be wierd, but there must be some good ones. Suggestions?
I am responsible for feeding about 15 adults dinner on a car camping adventure next month. I always default to "foil dinners" in situations like this, but thought perhaps this time I should try something different and am looking for new ideas. [more inside]
I live with a group of friends and we all take it in turns to cook dinner one day of the night, which usually consists of lasagne, pasta, rice etc. I am wondering if I could lose weight if I ate low carb for breakfast and lunch, and then ate dinner that is prepared by my housemates? [more inside]
My doctor has recommended eliminating most starches from my diet. Any recommendations for grab-and-go breakfasts? [more inside]
I'm on a low carbohydrate diet and I love cocktails, so I'm trying to figure out the best was to make a simple syrup replacement that tastes decent and has an ok mouth feel. Have you got a go to recipe that doesn't crystallize or have some funky aftertaste? [more inside]
I strongly dislike meat, but eating it is good for my health. What are some tasty recipes which include meat but don't taste strongly of it? Difficulty: complex dietary restrictions. [more inside]
Doctor's orders, sadly. Does anyone know of any low carb cookbooks or websites (or just individual recipes) that would take the sting out of giving up my precious carbs? If there was a Cook's Illustrated low carb cookbook that would be perfect, but there isn't.
So--IRL I am a busy psychologist with a busy practice and not a lot of time. In internet circles--of the lowcarb eating community variety, I have a lovely rep as the creator of a really nice low carb flour substitute for baking. Although I have made my recipe available online (requires some specialty ingredients), folks are enthusiastic enough about this concoction that they are encouraging me to go into production and to sell it. I haven't a clue what that would involve, and would likely be more interested in remaining the creative end who partners with someone who can execute the production stuff. What are the things I should be thinking about here? My questions are: [more inside]
What's a good low-carb substitute for toast for the purpose of sopping up over-easy egg yolks?
Filling, low carb snacks that are relatively price-sensible? [more inside]
low carb queries: hot and hungry. [more inside]
Always hungry, except when I eat meat - then I want to throw up. What is wrong with me? [more inside]
Going to DragonCon. Help me feed myself with minimal fuss. Snowcones inside. [more inside]