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Old 08-21-2017, 12:51 PM
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Last Dr's appointment my A1C was "On the cusp" not there, don't want to be.

Dr. asked that I take off 25% of my body weight by January. In Andyese, that translates way more than that, same time frame.

Anyway, as some of you know, my wife and I do 30+ craft shows a year. We are out once sometimes twice a week over the summer. as Fall and the holidays approach, we will be out all weekend.

I pack meals and drinks for us. I am looking for some kind of a salad or something that has some taste to it and no carbs and few calories. Any ideas would be appreciated.

My personal goal is 800 calories a day.

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Default Re: ISO - Low calorie salad.

That's going to be pretty much a green salad. Load it up with things like radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, and use a very little amt of low-cal dressing. At night add some grilled chicken tenders, or a grilled chicken tender .

You might want to check into getting a George Foreman grill. They're non-stick, and all the fat drains off. I love the ckn tenders that I cook on mine.

Fish on the George and a salad is another choice.

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I like to dress a salad simple often I just give my salad a splash of lemon juice and fresh grated romano and parm cheese. It tastes great with tuna or grilled chicken on top of the salad.
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Default Re: ISO - Low calorie salad.

Andy, did your doctor suggest an 800 calorie/day diet for you? That's pretty low.

I used to do that when I was in my 20's, but just for 8 weeks, to lose some weight so I could be hedonistic on my island vacations. It was easier in those days - for one thing, I smoked a lot of cigarettes.

I take it that you've read up on it. Lots of info. - here's one article http://www.diet-and-health.net/Diet/...edietmenu.html

In the meantime, I'll think about salads/meals that you can take while craft-showing.

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Default Re: ISO - Low calorie salad.

most vegetables tend to be low in fats and carbs - it's the dressings that do in a diet . . . the low-to-zero calorie dressings are also lowlow fat - typically yogurt or soy based.

800 calories / day is indeed a severe diet - keeping a balance of other nutrients will be very important so you don't inadvertently go off some other deep end deficiency wise.

are you thinking "hearty" type salads with meats/dairy/proteins?

chicken is the usual go to; gets old real fast - curiously tho lean beef and pork can be quite reasonable for calories and fats in smaller quantities (2 - 3 ounces vs the 80 ounce steak house cut . . . )

lots and lots of resources out there - holler if you need some leads.
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I like the sounds of this one by Luckytrim.

Tex Mex Salad with Salsa Dressing. I'd serve it over fresh greens. And I'd also make with chicken sometimes.

http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums...ad.php?t=16182

And this looks interesting, too! Low Carb "French" Dressing http://www.netcookingtalk.com/forums...ead.php?t=3853

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Default Re: ISO - Low calorie salad.

As, I've stated previously, we're doing the Whole30 program and eating a lot paleo meals. I've lost 20 pounds in 1.5 months. Even over the weekend trip we took, I stuck pretty close to it except for some bread, pasta, and a bit of good cheese. 800 calories is not a lot and agree with Lee.

Whole30 has lots of nice salads with you can google.
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Just thought I would check in here.
Weight at Doctors when I decided to do something. - 258
Weight this morning - 227
800 Calories didn't make it. I found that below 1,000 to 1,200 your body backs off on metabolism.
I am now reasonable happy, I have gotten past the major hunger pang and working toward a goal weight. Not ashamed to share that number, just don't want to jinx it. Some day I will tell you the back story for that.

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well, i live on a feeding tube & booze--
that being said, i know my food--
put veggies, scads of them, into your meals
-proponents ought be chicken breast, tofu (lite silken tofu has a textural differentiation that i luv), stuff u find in a veggie aisle, & fibers,-- fiber keeps u not-hungry
-almond milk
-seltzer, not pop
-salad is simplistic-- lettuce, a lean meat in moderation (chix, turkey) & a dab of cheese-- balsamic vinegar & egg sans its middle-- lettuce is by no means gonna make your belly say 'yep!', so add a meat-- an egg is 15 k-kals when u take it's yolk away, & chix is 150 @ best

i have a gazillion others, tips & pointers, so if u need them, message me--

btw, not deli turkey/meats-- sodium in that meat'll hold fluid-- not an A+
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