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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/28/2005 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there

I'm hearing a lot about eating low carb from everyone on this site but also everywhere you look. I am just wondering what would a good grocery list be? I know "don't eat bread" but you don't get much more info from people. I am an assistant manager for a well known sub shop in town and we have low carb wraps, but honestly they taste like plastic and they are chewy. I have tried lots os salads, but I continue to feel not satisfied. I will eat everything except mushrooms basically. I don't like processed anything. What would say 10-20 top items on my grocery list contain. Another problem is that I also have to buy for my "kraft dinner/ketchup/hotdog-loving boyfriend" I don't eat anything like that but the point is that I basically cook for myself, so I try to make easy, quick meals that don't leave any waste.
Another thing is that when i go shopping for groceries, which i try to do about once every three weeks or so. I buy a lot of veggies and fruit and then half is rotten by the time I can use it. What has the longest fridge life?


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Date Joined Mar 2004
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   Posted 9/6/2005 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Chillman! :-)
I see I'm the first to answer your post and I sure wish I could give you the information you want but I can't. I have Crohn's disease, with a very restricted food list, along with Acid Reflux Disease so cutting out carbs for me would just about take away everything that fills me up. Instead of asking for low carb foods you can eat, try posting a new thread and ask for the names of books you can read or websites you can visit to get the information you need. That way you can create your own grocery list with foods you like to eat. You may even find the information you want from one of the links on this website.
As for veges and fruits that rot before you can eat it all, ever think of trying frozen? They don't rot and you can steam the veges to keep them a bit crisp and just thaw the fruit when you want it. Just buy a few fresh items that you know you'll eat within a week. Unfortunately fruits and vegetables don't have a very long refrigerator life. Maybe 1-2 weeks at the most. My husband eats Red Delicious apples and they seem to last 2 weeks in the refrigerator and still stay crisp.
Wish I could be more help but with Crohn's the Carb diet is definitely not possible for me. Good luck on your search!

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 9/8/2005 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the imput but that really didn't answer what I was asking. Freezing foods takes out a lot of the nutritional value, plus I like fresh foods. I do buy frozen broccoli but I find that most veggies have a "just in the freezer" taste. Makes me sick.
I really would like to know what you are supposed to eat for a no carb diet, or low carb even. 10-20 top items that a no carb eater would put on there list of things to buy. Just a simple question. Thank you for being the ONLY person who bothered to reply though.

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 9/8/2005 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chillman
I suggest you get hold of a low carb diet book such as Atkins or The New High Protein diet by Charles Clarke.There are many more on the market.In the meanwhile this is a very rough summary of what you could eat...all meat, fish, most cheeses,oil, are low carb as is salad veg.Potatoes are hi carb as are all grains, sugar and anything containing them. Fruit varies. Dr Norm suggest cutting your carbs to 25gs a day to prevent heartburn and reflux and itseems to work, as far as I know.

I hope this helps

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 326
   Posted 9/8/2005 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
See my other posts for a few ideas. The Eades (Mike and Mary Dan) books are also great resources. I prefer these to the Atkins books.

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