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September 26, 2012 3:11 PM
I am having trouble reaching my calorie goals but I feel like my carbs are always high. Any recommendations?
September 26, 2012 3:28 PM
if you eat a lot of bread cut that as its full of carbs, i am in the process of cutting carbs as my diet was 90% carbs, im now down to a max of 50% carbs a day. i have cheese one a week as i like it and have totally cut bread out.

Also certain cereals, potatoes, pasta, rice limit all this and watch you carbs drop.
  1944663
September 26, 2012 3:32 PM
Fill up on peanut butter and nuts,
Eat more salads with lots of protein in them....its filling and you can have HUGE salads but they dont break the carb counter.
if youre eating something carby, eat an equal amount of protein..that will fill you up sooner...and keep you full longer.
spritz olive oil on your salads...its good fat...calories add up!


i noticed some carbs are from fruits and veggies in your diary...those are good for you...so dont worry too much about that count.
Edited by Silver_Star On September 26, 2012 3:33 PM
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September 26, 2012 3:33 PM
Yea! I love the "eat more nuts" diet! smokin


Proteins, such as chicken, fish and beef are good high calorie, low carb foods (and nuts, too).
September 26, 2012 3:34 PM
Calories come from either protein, fat or carbs. If you want low carb, then look for high protein or fat. So, meats and fish, cheese, eggs, nuts. Peant butter!

But per your diary, you are always well under the carb target? Do you have a different figure you're working with?
  3627003
September 26, 2012 3:35 PM
cheese and nuts.
  20502704
September 26, 2012 3:35 PM
I love to get the majority of my calories from FATS...so one thing I do is add a spoonful of coconut oil to my coffee in the morning. It makes the coffee very rich tasting ...so yummy, I also add heavy whipping cream (not whipped though) instead of half n half. All great fats in one cup! bigsmile
September 26, 2012 3:36 PM
Avocado!
September 26, 2012 3:37 PM
fat
  28503205
September 26, 2012 3:38 PM
QUOTE:

fat


I'll have one fat please

Yes to go
September 26, 2012 3:40 PM
FAT!!

Nuts
Nut butters (almond, peanut, hazelnut)
Coconut anything (oil, cream, milk, actual coconut)
Avocado
Salmon
Eggs
Butter
Olive Oil
Olives

edit - yep - looking at your diary you can up your fat and protein to make up those calories .... my diary is open if you want to see an example - I have a target of 1900 calories a day - and easily meet them every day without pigging out (my carbs are around 110 - 130 most days....)
Edited by Elleinnz On September 26, 2012 3:47 PM
  6365234
September 26, 2012 3:42 PM
QUOTE:

fat


While this may seem flippant, are you getting enough healthy fat? Fat creates a feeling of satiation when you eat it, and is harder to break down, so it slows digestion of foods that might digest quickly. Less is more sometimes, it's not always about volume.
  29660707
September 26, 2012 3:42 PM
Salads are a great way to lower your carb intake. And you can put almost any kind of meat on them you can think of (beef, chicken, pork) just use your imagination. Cutting out bread and pasta is easy if you eat more veggitables. The vitamins minerals and fiber will be alot better for you than the starch and preservitives you'll get by eating bread.
September 26, 2012 3:45 PM
My suggestion would be to stay away from "diet" foods......they are usually higher in carbs.Instead, go with the full fat version of things like ranch dressing,cream cheese,etc......there's already been a lot of great suggestions!
  3440307
September 26, 2012 3:48 PM
Looking through a few days of your food diary, I would suggest, since you like almond milk, get off of almond breeze, and switch to unsweetened almond milk. Also, you eat a lot of chicken. Switch to thighs instead of breasts. It'll be easier on your pocketbook, too. Chicken thighs are crazy cheap as far as meat goes. :)
  29660707
November 22, 2013 3:56 PM
I have been on a low carb diet for a few months now. I have significantly lowered my carbs. However I need to up my calories. This is where I could use and would appreciate any advice. What are some foods that are high in calories but low in carbos?

Matt
November 22, 2013 4:01 PM
ALMOND BUTTER!! It is the most delicious creation... EVER. love
  50901211
November 22, 2013 4:02 PM
QUOTE:

if you eat a lot of bread cut that as its full of carbs, i am in the process of cutting carbs as my diet was 90% carbs, im now down to a max of 50% carbs a day. i have cheese one a week as i like it and have totally cut bread out.

Also certain cereals, potatoes, pasta, rice limit all this and watch you carbs drop.


90% carbs? I hope you were exaggerating...
  50901211
November 22, 2013 5:42 PM
Full fat yogurt has 9-10% fat and about 5 g of carbs. The Greek Gods variety tastes great, I even use it as a sour cream replacement.

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