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Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-10-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 829
Posted By synger
Crock Pot is a brand of slow cooker. Instant Pot...

Crock Pot is a brand of slow cooker. Instant Pot (IP) is a brand of electric pressure cooker. I have both a slow cooker and an IP.

IP has a saute feature which is very nice for browning before...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-03-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 829
Posted By synger
I batch cook. I cook up a roast or chicken or...

I batch cook. I cook up a roast or chicken or whatever, and then eat on it for a few days.

I also keep meat and veg in the freezer (Bubba Burgers, Steak-Umms, chicken breasts, fish) that I can...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-03-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By synger
I fast until noon, and stop eating around 8 most...

I fast until noon, and stop eating around 8 most nights. So I guess my pattern is 16:8. It works pretty well for me most of the time. I drink coffee w a bit of cream in the mornings.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 10-03-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 383
Posted By synger
Didn't lose. Didn't gain. Holding steady at...

Didn't lose. Didn't gain. Holding steady at 301. *sigh*

That being said, I've been eating cleaner and cleaner, doing yoga more regularly, and it's a little easier to go up the stairs (still...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-26-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By synger
Sounds fun! THank you for posting your success.

Sounds fun! THank you for posting your success.
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-26-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,499
Posted By synger
I saw a recipe for chicken patties (like salmon...

I saw a recipe for chicken patties (like salmon or tuna patties, but with chopped chicken), and thought of you because you eat a lot of chicken.

You chop the raw meat fine, add onion,...
Forum: Diabetes 09-14-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By synger
I have leafed through many diabetic cookbooks,...

I have leafed through many diabetic cookbooks, magazines, and books. The vast majority of them focused on medicine and exercise management, rather on food.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-14-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,007
Posted By synger
I'm back up to my heaviest... for the umpteenth...

I'm back up to my heaviest... for the umpteenth time. I feel you! Welcome back!
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 09-12-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By synger
I eat homemade plain whole-milk yogurt 4-5 times...

I eat homemade plain whole-milk yogurt 4-5 times a week. I don't worry too much about the carbs.

"Therefore, you can eat up to a half cup of plain yogurt, buttermilk, or kefir and only count 2...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-12-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By synger
I find keto very easy to follow... more so than...

I find keto very easy to follow... more so than higher levels of low carb plans (all keto plans are low carb -- not all low carb plans are keto).

I just eat meat, eggs, cheese, cream, butter,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 09-07-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 737
Posted By synger
Cheese in wax (gouda, edam) also lasts a few days...

Cheese in wax (gouda, edam) also lasts a few days without refrigeration. Actually, any hard cheese like cheddar or parmesan lasts a few days without refrigeration... cheddar used to be one of our...
Forum: Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions 09-06-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,499
Posted By synger
You can also mix up the seasonings to make...

You can also mix up the seasonings to make different styles of egg salad or deviled eggs.

I sometimes add chili powder and a bit of hot sauce. Or curry powder (a big hit at church picnics)
...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 09-05-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By synger
Is your husband seeing a doctor for these...

Is your husband seeing a doctor for these symptoms? It may not be food/exercise related at all.
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 09-05-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By synger
Another trick that helps me is to make sure I'm...

Another trick that helps me is to make sure I'm drinking enough water and eating enough salt. Keto tends to wash out the electrolytes that are so necessary to our health, especially sodium. ...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 09-05-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By synger
Congratulations on 8 pounds gone! you've gotten...

Congratulations on 8 pounds gone! you've gotten a bunch of good advice on the eating part of it. I'd like to hone in on the expectation part of it.

Yeah, it can be discouraging when others post...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 07-28-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By synger
Most keto plans call for fewer than 50 carbs,...

Most keto plans call for fewer than 50 carbs, some even lower. If you're already eating around 30, and you add another 25 in your pre-workout snack, that gets you perilously close to the tipping...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By synger
I use Giant brand whey protein powder. It's...

I use Giant brand whey protein powder. It's inexpensive and easy to find. I don't use it a lot, but it's nice to have on hand when I want a smoothie.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By synger
Some people seem to be sensitive to dairy, even...

Some people seem to be sensitive to dairy, even in low-carb options like heavy cream. They find that they consistently lose better if they avoid it altogether.

That being said, I am NOT one of...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,981
Posted By synger
You can search on "egg fast recipes" and find a...

You can search on "egg fast recipes" and find a whole slew of wonderful things to try.

Personally, I go for fairly simple things -- fried, soft-cooked, hard-cooked, scrambled, omelets, deviled,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,981
Posted By synger
Oh, that does sound good. I'll have to give that...

Oh, that does sound good. I'll have to give that a try. I don't do "egg fasts" per se, but I do enjoy eating eggs regularly.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-28-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By synger
I also am in the "yogurt is allowable in small...

I also am in the "yogurt is allowable in small amounts" camp. I make my own whole milk Greek-style yogurt, and eat it with a handful of blueberries and a nut-and-seed granola I make
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-24-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By synger
I think it's really an experiment of one when it...

I think it's really an experiment of one when it comes to how much carb you can tolerate and not regain, or not fall into binge activity if that's a concern (that "huge sugar addiction" you mention...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 07-24-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By synger
I put about a cup of frozen veg in a bowl...

I put about a cup of frozen veg in a bowl (cauliflower and spinach and maybe peppers), and thaw it in the microwave, then put chili over it and top with cheese, onion, and sour cream.
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 07-24-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By synger
For a short article I recommend Gary Taubes' New...

For a short article I recommend Gary Taubes' New York Times article, "What if it's all been a big, fat lie?" It touches on many of the themes he goes into in more detail in his later books, without...
Forum: Diabetes 07-24-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,238
Posted By synger
I am diabetic, with an A1c consistently below 7...

I am diabetic, with an A1c consistently below 7 (ranging from 6.2 - 6.8), controlling my blood sugar primarily through low-carb diet and one low-dose of Metformin a day. My cholesterol ratios are...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-24-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By synger
Well, yes and no. It's more a case of "all keto...

Well, yes and no. It's more a case of "all keto is low-carb, but not all low-carb is keto."

Many low-carb plans aim for 50 or even 75 grams of net carbs, and include limited grains, fruits,...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 07-24-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By synger
"seaweed dip" spinach artichoke dip with veggies ...

"seaweed dip" spinach artichoke dip with veggies

"beach balls" meatballs

"clams" Pepperoni with cream cheese between them (pressed in the back so the front sticks up a bit) with bits of black...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-15-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By synger
If you want to try making your own version,...

If you want to try making your own version, search on "portable soup" or "pocket soup." It's an 18th century technique of cooking down your broth into a concentrated leathery cube. There's a YouTube...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 02-04-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,086
Posted By synger
Yeah, the groceries for my food definitely got...

Yeah, the groceries for my food definitely got smaller when I went from three meals to two. .
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 01-29-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By synger
I save my chicken bones in a gallon bag in the...

I save my chicken bones in a gallon bag in the freezer until it's mostly full. Then I make bone stock. I used to use it in the crockpot... now that I have an electric pressure cooker I use that. ...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 01-29-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,648
Posted By synger
If I have been off the wagon for a few months, it...

If I have been off the wagon for a few months, it takes me a few weeks to get back into the swing of things. For me, the symptoms of being in the "sweet spot" of ketosis include:


Loss of carb...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-29-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,764
Posted By synger
From all my yo-yoing up and down, I'm pretty sure...

From all my yo-yoing up and down, I'm pretty sure that if I include too many carbs in my diet, I will regain quickly.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-29-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By synger
I count net carbs. Fiber doesn't raise my blood...

I count net carbs. Fiber doesn't raise my blood sugar like starch and sugar does.
Forum: Diabetes 01-27-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By synger
You may want to look up Blood Sugar 101. I...

You may want to look up Blood Sugar 101. I learned a lot from that site.

That being said, I echo what people said up-thread. If you don't test, you won't know how high your glucose is rising...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-27-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,086
Posted By synger
I buy whatever's on cheapest sale, and cook from...

I buy whatever's on cheapest sale, and cook from there. Some weeks it's bratwurst, other weeks it's pork shoulder, other weeks it's chicken thighs. Thank goodness for the Internet, and being able...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-27-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By synger
My grocery store has the Walden Farms one (they...

My grocery store has the Walden Farms one (they used to have Smuckers) so that's the one I get. I like to spread a bit of peanut butter on my pancakes and then drizzle syrup. YUM!
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-27-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By synger
I try to focus on habits -- things I can actually...

I try to focus on habits -- things I can actually DO or not do that will impact my weight. THe weight change is a byproduct of the habits. The scale seems to have a mind of its own because it's...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 01-27-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By synger
Dry red wine Martini (traditional, not the...

Dry red wine
Martini (traditional, not the froufrou sweet Appletini kind)
Bloody Mary
Vodka/gin/whisky/tequila and soda
Whisky or rum with diet cola
Some bars can make you a "skinny margarita"...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 01-27-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By synger
Oh, and since this is the ketosis forum, not just...

Oh, and since this is the ketosis forum, not just general low-carb, be aware that if you are following a ketogenic plan, you would not eat ANY beans or pasta, even a small portion like I occasionally...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 01-27-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By synger
I've been eating low carb, on and off, for years....

I've been eating low carb, on and off, for years. I lose weight and have stable blood sugars when I eat on-plan. I regain and have high blood sugars when I fall off the wagon.

So after all...
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