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08-02-2003, 04:25 PM
My bf and I started this diet tonight. Hopefully I will get my book this week. I was thinking... what are some portable breakfast for the first two weeks? Any ideas would awesome.
P.S. - My boyfriend hates yogurt and cottage cheese.
08-02-2003, 07:31 PM
I'm starting to feel like a broken record...but anything you eat for lunch or dinner CAN be eaten for breakfast. Please think outside the 'traditional' breakfast foods and you will find lots to eat for breakfast. stepping down from that rant and now to be helpful
* Hard boiled eggs
* egg salad
* lunch meat
* lox rolled up around cream cheese
* leftover dinner
* peanut butter and celery
* string cheese
* other cheeses
* lunch meat/cream cheese mixture
08-02-2003, 08:24 PM
Thanks Tyra :-) I am just a lover of pancakes, waffles etc... These types of food are my favorite, along with salads. These two weeks are going to be hard for both of us. But I like your suggestions. I am going to try them.
08-02-2003, 08:36 PM
I forgot to mention...there is a Low Carb Support thread over on Healthy Living and a Share Low Carb Recipes on Great food. Please come join us on either thread :)
08-03-2003, 05:56 AM
Just a note, on the 1st 2 weeks of SB, you cant have cream cheese, unless its non-dairy, so be careful with that:)
08-03-2003, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by finelauren
My bf and I started this diet tonight. Hopefully I will get my book this week. I was thinking... what are some portable breakfast for the first two weeks? Any ideas would awesome...P.S. - My boyfriend hates yogurt and cottage cheese.
I've been taking hard boiled eggs. I take 3, crack, peel and discard the yolks. I put a tiny bit of S&P then hot sauce. Eat from one of the styro cups available in the break room - with a spoon. I also take 3 slices of fake bacon (turkey). Wrap in a paper towel, wrap in saran. Nuke 3 minutes. That way I can have crisp hot bacon without using a cooktop.
Your BF is doomed if he doesn't like yogurt or cottage cheese.
On purpose edit to say... You have to find a way to incorporate fiber into your life if you're going to do this diet. My... let's say digestive system has not been right since I started it. I know I'm getting results because I look and feel better (I don't weigh myself very often - I let my clothing gauge results). The second phase re-incorporates some quality carbs back into your diet and I might be able to sneak my daily bran into that. I hope so.
08-03-2003, 08:17 AM
yogurt isn't even allowed on phase 1. here is a great recipe. it can be eaten cold or reheated in the microwave. it is a modified CL recipe.
* Exported from MasterCook *
Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese
Recipe By :Cooking Light Magazine. December 2001. Page: 90.(modified)
Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Appetizers
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 c chopped green onions
1/2 c finely chopped onion
1/2 c chopped canadian bacon
1/2 cup shredded lowfat cheddar cheese
1 tsp fox point seasoning -- or more if needed
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 large egg whites
2 lg egg
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onions; saute 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add ham; saute 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add ham mixture, stirring with a whisk. Spoon mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until set.
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 50 Calories; 2g Fat (35.7% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 38mg Cholesterol; 219mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat.
08-03-2003, 08:52 AM
Originally posted by Chiffonade
On purpose edit to say... You have to find a way to incorporate fiber into your life if you're going to do this diet.
If you read follow the diet then you should be taking a fiber supplement at least twice a day if you're not getting enough fiber from food intake. However, if you're eating raw veggies (or lightly steamed) and beans then you should be getting plenty of fiber.
I don't remember reading anywhere about discarding the egg yolks on this diet. In fact, the dr has said that if cholesteral is not a problem then eating eggs every day isn't a problem.
08-03-2003, 09:06 AM
I got sick of eggs every day real soon and today I had a grilled cheese sandwich. I slice eggplant on the long side, egg both sides and saute in non-stick pan with little oil. Drain on paper towels and store in plastic container to keep in the fridge. To make grilled cheese, take one slice of eggplant and lay on dish or paper plate, layer with a slice of cheese of your choice and then top with another slice of eggplant. Microwave until cheese is melted...about 25-30 seconds. You could do the same thing with zuccuhni slices too. Yummmmm! ;)
08-03-2003, 10:17 AM
Another good way to get fiber is to mix flaxseed meal into foods. I use it in my cottage cheese and egg salad. It has four carbs, four fiber, net 0. Plus its really good for you!
08-03-2003, 10:35 AM
...I don't remember reading anywhere about discarding the egg yolks on this diet. In fact, the dr has said that if cholesteral is not a problem then eating eggs every day isn't a problem....
That's actually my choice. I prefer to get my fat from something other than egg yolks. I'm going to try the oatmeal this week. I used to bring oatmeal every day as we have a boiling water spigot at work. I used to put craisins and other dried fruits in my oatmeal but won't now. I will definitely not add the chopped nuts as recommended in the recipe. I'd never see the bathroom again!
DH and I enjoy make-believe-egg omelets on the weekends. Our omelets have make believe eggs, make believe cheese and make believe bacon.
What I've found on this diet is that I'm much more conscious of the overwhelming amount of carbs I used to eat. Now I save carbs for a meal where I'd really like to enjoy them. If we are not going out to do something special, I'll have the oatmeal for b'fast - but if I know I'm going someplace that serves killer bread, I'll hold off on carbs until the evening. So far, it's worked out well.
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