So let's start at the beginning. Here are some of the foods I've switched to when maintaining a low carb regimen. I've included pictures, and nutrition labels where I could. Also, if I list something that I no longer buy/eat, I have included reasons why.
Nature's Own Multigrain Bread
Nature's Own Sourdough Bread
Roman Meal Bread
Mission Tortillas - Small, Flour
Mission Tortillas - Small, Whole Wheat
Mission Tortillas - Medium
Carb Check Bagles - Blueberry, Grain, Plain. I used to get these at HEB years ago, now, sadly, they're gone. I will email to see if they can stock them again, and if they do, I'll post pictures.
Atkin's Frozen Entrees - Italian Pasta Bake
Atkin's Frozen Entrees - Chili
Atkin's Frozen Entrees - Meatloaf
Soy Slender Milk - Chocolate. There are other flavors, but I've never tried them.
Atkin's Shakes - Creamy Chocolate
Atkin's Snack Bars - Chocolate Hazelnut
Atkin's Snack Bars - Cashew
Atkin's Snack Bars -
In 2011, I lost 40 lbs from April through August. The trigger for me was a high A1C test coupled with a Doctor's scale that said one hundred and FIFTY FOUR(!) He was generous and took off two pounds for "clothes and shoes". I was flabbergasted. I'm 5'1.5"
So we talked a lot about diet and nutrition and exercise, and I realized that my regular diet had way too much sugar in it (or at least way more sugar that my mostly sedentary lifestyle could support.
I dived into a carb conscious diet (<25 g/day was the goal - I'm 5'1", remember??), knowing very little about what's actually in the food I put into my body. Needless to say, it worked, and thanks to my CarbCounter app on my phone, I had a pretty good log of the various meals that got me to where I wanted to be.
Since then, I've mostly kept it all off, but the last holiday season was especially brutal and I'm due for another 4 weeks of "maintenance". I will say I've been able to "slip back" into ketosis fairly easily since the initial diet (I think partly because I remained fairly carb conscious, and partly because I can handle a tablespoon or 2 of coconut oil in my tea for a few days to jump start it.)
I've developed some tricks to stay on the straight and narrow, not finding a whole lot of support here in Austin - and now since I know longer have a fruit phone, I had to switch over to the My Fitness Pal app, which doesn't do net carbs (subtracting fiber and sugar alcohols, if that works for you).
I've decided to document those shortcut here, for myself and others - so without any further rambling, here's my Low Carb blog for Austinites!