Help with foods to eat/packed lunches

Discussion in 'Low Carb Diets' started by cherl889, 16 March 2010 Social URL.

  1. cherl889

    cherl889 Loves this site!

    Posts:
    6,994
    Likes Received:
    34
    Start Weight:
    11st1lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(3.87%)
    Diet:
    Vlcd
    Hello. Im new to this forum and have become addicted to it already! Im after some help. Ive already posted on the atkins thread then found this one. I would like to do a low carb diet with no more than 20g of carbs a day but what foods can i eat? Also the big problem i have is that i work shifts (only 2 days a week) and dont always have access to a microwave so needs to be packed lunch style foods. Please help as i want to start asap.
    Thanks
    Cheryl
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Bad Jar

    Bad Jar Every ounce is bounce

    Posts:
    708
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    16st4lb
    Current Weight:
    16st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(0.88%)
    Diet:
    Neris & India's Idiot-Proof Diet
    I also dont have a microwave - i live on salads at work, or you can have certain soups if you have a flask.

    it might be best to invest in a low carb cook book - i have two and they're pretty handy! my favourite is probably the neris and india's idiot proof diet cookbook - however, they dont tell you which phase of the diet some of the recipes are for - it's best to have a low carb diet book to help you out in those cases, IMO.

    smoked salmon with cream cheese wrapped in little gem lettuce leaves - yum!

    or, cold sausages (check the carb count on the pack) with a little mayo. hard boiled eggs.

    parmesan crisps (oven at 190C, grated parmesan and a little cheddar if preferred, make a little pile of cheese on a baking sheet lined with parchment and in the oven for a couple of minutes - space the piles so they dont all melt into one!)
     
  4. cherl889

    cherl889 Loves this site!

    Posts:
    6,994
    Likes Received:
    34
    Start Weight:
    11st1lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(3.87%)
    Diet:
    Vlcd
    Great idea bad jar. Can you recommend any books?
     
  5. Bad Jar

    Bad Jar Every ounce is bounce

    Posts:
    708
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    16st4lb
    Current Weight:
    16st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(0.88%)
    Diet:
    Neris & India's Idiot-Proof Diet
    Amazon are prettu good for that type in the atkins book on the search and it'll give you loads of low carb stuff, including cookbooks - TBH i went by the reviews on there.

    The actual diet book for Neris and India has food ideas and recipes in it, and the website had a lot of feedback so they bought out a cookbook with breakfasts, lunches, dinners, party food, soups - all sorts really!
     
  6. cherl889

    cherl889 Loves this site!

    Posts:
    6,994
    Likes Received:
    34
    Start Weight:
    11st1lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(3.87%)
    Diet:
    Vlcd
    Thanks bad jar, ive just ordered Neris and Indias diet book. Is that a low carb one then?
     
  7. Bad Jar

    Bad Jar Every ounce is bounce

    Posts:
    708
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    16st4lb
    Current Weight:
    16st2lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st2lb(0.88%)
    Diet:
    Neris & India's Idiot-Proof Diet
    mainly - sort of a combo of loads of stuff they've tried, but yeah, low carb.
     
  8. cherl889

    cherl889 Loves this site!

    Posts:
    6,994
    Likes Received:
    34
    Start Weight:
    11st1lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(3.87%)
    Diet:
    Vlcd
    Great, cant wait for it to turn up.
     
  9. kristiek7

    kristiek7 New Member

    Posts:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
  10. JoJoJo

    JoJoJo Full Member

    Posts:
    105
    Likes Received:
    3
    Start Weight:
    12st9lb
    Current Weight:
    12st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I have salads and have made some lovely soup to add some variety. Chop 2 leeks and break a large portion of broccoli into florets, chop (or snip with scissors! 6 lean bacon rashers). In a large pan saute bacon in low fat butter/marg, once cooked add leeks and broccoli. Once the leeks are softened add chicken stock until level with top of veg. Simmer for 15 mins then blend. Add pepper. (Should be salty enough from bacon). This is very tasty. I wasn't sure if I was allowed chicken stock (oxo) but I lost 4lb last week so I am assuming it is okay.
     
  11. cherl889

    cherl889 Loves this site!

    Posts:
    6,994
    Likes Received:
    34
    Start Weight:
    11st1lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st10lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(3.87%)
    Diet:
    Vlcd
    Mmmm Jojo that sounds lovely.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...