What do you snack on? Good low carb snacks.

(19 Posts)
NobodyPutsMyBabyInTheCorner Fri 14-Jun-13 17:48:40

I'm only a few days in but sometimes feel like I just need to chew on something. I'm not hungry, just have serious munchies and I don't want to head to the biscuit tin!

When will I stop craving crap sad

Babybels , peperamis, pork scratchings, salted almonds very occasionally. Some people like cream cheese or peanut butter on celery.
After a couple of weeks I found I just wasn't interested in food that isn't allowed - still get sugary gremlins every now and again but I have successfully avoided all manner of sugary stuff!

NobodyPutsMyBabyInTheCorner Sat 15-Jun-13 12:51:11

Well done Bullet, I'm really looking forward to feeling like that soon. Today is my best day so far, I'm well aware that if I fall off the wagon it's going to be detrimental as the amount of fat consumed i.e. mayo will not work well with carbs at all!

You will get there!
I think you are right - its a huge motivator knowing that falling off the wagon can literally undo all your good work. smile
I've now got to the point where I don't want carbs to be part of my day to day diet ever again - I just see them as a treat, the same as I used to see fatty foods. Something to indulge in occasionally smile

MrsDoomsPatterson Sat 15-Jun-13 17:31:56

Boiled eggs, cheese sticks, ham slices, antipasti packs, these are mine.

SummersHere Sat 15-Jun-13 17:42:13

nuts and seeds, carrot sticks or pepper strips with humous or salsa, cherry tomatoes, small cubes cheese/beetroot. I'm not on low carb just eating healthily so i also snack on apples/bananas/yoghurts/berries/raisins/grapes.
The cravings for junk do subside pretty quickly, i'd say a couple of weeks.

RobotElephant Sat 15-Jun-13 17:49:38

I used to wrap cheese in slices of ham

Cold sausages are good, but make sure they're low carb ones. Iirc the co-op gluten free chipolatas are quite low

Stoney666 Sun 16-Jun-13 15:04:39

are pork scratching really okgrin

BIWI Tue 18-Jun-13 23:33:29

I can't abide commercially available pork scratchings - although they are allowed! Best is to make your own. I believe that Morrisons sell pork skin.

kayb0 Wed 19-Jun-13 15:29:30

I have to say that whilst I love cheese and those BBQ chicken snack packs you can buy I have the worst sweet tooth and sometimes just HAVE TO HAVE chocolate or something sweet and I don't like the Atkins chocolate at all but if you google 'low carb' sweets there are loads of shops online that sell low carb goodies if you've got a sweet tooth like me! - they might not be as nice as the real thing but they're a good alternative!

Lighthousekeeping Wed 19-Jun-13 17:47:27

I usually have a pot of jelly. Mind you it's only day 2 for me!

BIWI Wed 19-Jun-13 17:48:32

Best to avoid those if you're just starting out, Lighthousekeeping.

Not only full of artificial stuff, but in the early days you're trying to break the hold that sweet stuff has over you - so best to avoid sweet things

aboutagirl Wed 19-Jun-13 17:50:53

Blue Diamond almonds are fab here and at sainsbos. Not sure they are strictly low carb as they have 2.3g per serving - but they are delicious.

decaffwithcream Wed 19-Jun-13 18:15:43

Lidl antipasti is very handy - chillies or olives stuffed with cream cheese. The cream cheese on celery sticks is good for giving your jaw a workout and making you feel like you've definitely munched!

BIWI Wed 19-Jun-13 18:18:44

... although I also have to say, if you're really into the low carb swing of things, routine snacking shouldn't be necessary!

If you're snacking, is it because you're hungry or is it just a habit?

Lighthousekeeping Wed 19-Jun-13 18:52:27

Can I have total yoghurt with vanilla extract then? I'm desparate!

Catlike Wed 19-Jun-13 18:57:50

Not sure about carb content but things like pickled cucumbers and pickled pimiento peppers are very low in calories. One of them with a couple of olives is quite nice as a snack.

BIWI Wed 19-Jun-13 19:28:49

But that's the whole point, Lighthousekeeping! You have to break free of that addiction. Seriously.

NooMyx Sat 29-Jun-13 10:58:46

I kind of agree that if you find yourself needing to snack all the time, there's something not quite right. That said, I snack if I forget to prepare a lunch, or just sometimes int he movies or in the evening if I've not eaten a lot that day.

Cheese, nuts (brazil nuts and macadamians mostly), pastrami slices etc. I do eat full fat Total sometimes (with fresh berries when it's the season, but they fit into my macros), but wouldn't really recommend starting to snack on it regularly.

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