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How do you manage Atkins with kids around?

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  1. swissie

    swissie Full Member

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    I know it's a strange question maybe but I would like to know how the mothers out there could manage staying on Atkins while also cooking for their family? I tried south beach and montignac low carb diets before and i kept making the same sort of meals for my family. Just added a carb to the dish, such as pasta or rice. My children are very small so they like their pasta and rice as well as their meat and veggies. But I do get tired of it sometimes and I want to make one dish for everyone like pizza or lasagna, which you can't have with low carb way. How do you manage? I prefer to cook fresh meals for my family, I hardly buy takeaway or a frozen meal.
    I've been trying ww for about 3 weeks but I am looking around atkins to see if I can integrate that to ww, just for the sake of controlling my portions. I don't like my sugar cravings.
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    mine are older but i just cook the same but they have the carbs ........ like tonight pork chops and veg .......... mashed potatoes for the lads ............ oooooooooooooh but i could lick the spoon that i dish it out with !! xxx
     
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    Oh I know that feeling.. same when baking cookies... :)
     
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    I don't have children but when my nephews are around I give them what I am having more or less. Kids don't need carbs at every single meal. So if I am having salad I might cook a few salad potatoes for them or put their salad in sandwiches. If I am having egg and bacon they will have a piece of toast with theirs. It seems to work quite well.
    It is the fallacy that kids need carbs at every meal that causes childhood obesity.
     
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    Although my are long flown I do most of the cooking, I just add potato's or rice or pasta for my wife, and skip them for myself and have extra veggies instead. My only problem is when she wants lentils, I love them, but the carb overload does me in. LOL
     
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    Oh Jim, I so miss my lentils............:sigh:
     
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    So do I leanne, but I feel awful after eating them now
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I'm already doing something like that. :) I hardly cook and white pasta anyway. I make my own bread from spelt or wholemeal most of the time or I buy spelt bread. Even the kids are used to it. Day 3 today. So far I feel really good. Just little headaches from time to time but last time I did low carb I was better after the 3rd day, so I'm hoping it's the same this time.
    Jim I love my lentils too. Especially lentil soup. I miss them but I hope I can introduce them back in my diet at some point. :)
     
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    Do you have a slow cooker? I use mine when the nephews are staying over and cook a big casserole type thingy. Then I can put lots of low carb stuff in it with a few spuds for them. :)
     
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