Topic: Can anyone give me foods high in protein and low in Carbs, really need some ideas?
January 28, 2020 / By Lewella Question:
Can anyone give me foods high in protein and low in Carbs, really need some ideas?
Trying to lose weight, want to try the high in protein and low in carbs diet which has a number of different names. I really need to complile a list of do's and dont foods first.
Any suggestions for breakfast besides eggs, any ideas what i can put peanut butter on??? Can i eat tinned beans and tinned tuna???
Judi | 10 days ago
Most meats are high in protein and low in carbs. Chicken, fish, red meats, egg whites, etc. Tinned and canned foods are bad for you because they contain a lot of salt and this causes water retention and weight gain. Drink a lot of water, stay away from juices and sodas. Exercise regularly because this is what helps with weight loss in addition to diets.
Three foods that come to mind are whole milk, and fish, and beef (but I don't eat much beef).
Tinned beans are usually not so good; if you look at the ingredients on the label, they often contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Beans are a tremendously good food, but you want to get dry beans and cook them up at home. They are very easy to prepare, just read the directions on the package. I eat them with just a bit of salt and pepper. They are even better if you mix in chopped celery, mushrooms, onions, garlic, bell pepper, and chopped tomatoes.
Peanut butter: again, read the label. Most of them contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Buy all natural peanut butter, and be sure to read the label. It should contain only peanuts and perhaps a small bit of salt. Spread it on whole grain bread. I buy my bread from a local health food store, I don't trust the super market brands.
I like The South Beach Diet. The guy that wrote it has a number of books out, one of which is a list of good foods to eat and those not to eat. His whole idea is to eat foods that have a low glycemic index value. He says there are good fats and bad fats, good carbs and bad carbs. It's ok to eat carbs, just not sugar and so on. I'm on it and I lost 45 pounds in 6 months. I eat a lot and I'm not gaining weight. Basically, the south beach diet stays away from sugar and from foods that your body rapidly turns into glucose when you eat them, such as white bread, white rice, white pasta and so on.
Not what you asked for:
I eat lots of fruits (which do have carbs) and vegetables and lots of beans. And fish. Olive oil. Nuts of all kinds, steel cut oatmeal, regular old fashioned oat meal (not instant oatmeal), whole grain bread.
I don't eat sugar. No colas or candy, no donuts, honey buns, twinkies, etc etc. At first it was difficult to be off sugar, but as time has gone on, I don't have the cravings for it that I used to have.
Have you tried greek yogurt yet? I typically start my day with a greek yogurt or yogurt smoothie. Here is my basic smoothie recipe:
-Yoplait Greek Plain yogurt (17 grams of protein/container and is an excellent source of both calcium and vitamin D which not all brands are)
-frozen fruit of choice ( I like mango, cranberries, wild blueberries)
-splash of juice (I like passionfruit and guava)
I also like to use plain greek yogurt as a foundation for savory dishes like dips. Then I get protein in my dip and add fresh veggies for fiber.
Here's a dip I really like:
Healthified Greek Layer Dip