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1MoreRound
02-25-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm looking to lose weight big time, about 60 pounds. I'm having trouble coming up with a grocery list, it's been a while since I've actually eaten healthy. Low carb would be good.

Here is what I have so far:

chicken
steak
lean beef patties
wheat bread
eggs
oranges, apples
peanut butter
oatmeal

Also, is there any good way to do spaghetti? I love it, and don't want to cut it completely out, but lately my carbs have been really high in numbers.

Thanks in advance, look forward to hearing from you guys!

Gronnie
02-25-2009, 10:20 PM
There are lots of good tasting whole wheat pastas and marinara sauces that are relatively low in sugar. Just get them and some 90/10 ground beef and enjoy your spaghetti.

Tanulean
02-25-2009, 10:21 PM
Pasta is my all time favorite meal...

Whole Wheat Pasta ftw! It took me awhile to realize I could eat the stuff... wish I knew sooner. It's almost like a cheat meal to me. :D

Holyspokes
02-25-2009, 10:23 PM
Potatoes, any vegetables that look interesting or you like the least bit. Fruit

1MoreRound
02-25-2009, 10:24 PM
Potatoes, any vegetables that look interesting or you like the least bit. Fruit

Ah yeah, thanks for the reminder. :D

And I will definitely get some whole wheat pasta.

1MoreRound
02-25-2009, 11:13 PM
I completely forgot about the rest of the site, so this is what I came up with:

Proteins:
• Boneless, skinless chicken breast
• Tuna (water packed)
• Fish (salmon, seabass, halibut)
• Extra Lean Ground Beef or Ground Round (92-96%)
• Egg whites or eggs
• Top Loin (NY Strip Steak)
• Ground turkey, Turkey Breast Slices or cutlets (fresh meat, not deli cuts)

Complex Carbs:
• Oatmeal (Old Fashioned or Quick Oats)
• Pinto beans
• Whole wheat pasta
• Potatoes (red, baking, new)
• Rice (white, jasmine, basmati, Arborio, wild)

Fibrous Carbs:
• Green leafy lettuce
• Broccoli

Healthy Fats:
• Natural style peanut butter
• Nuts (peanuts, almonds)
• Flaxseed oil

Dairy & Eggs:
• Low fat cottage cheese
• Eggs
• Low or no fat milk

Fruits:
• Apples
• Oranges
• Bananas

Condiments and Misc:
• Miracle Whip
• Mrs. Dash

Got help from this article:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/stella9.htm

I'm hoping to keep the budget around 75-80 bucks, I hope I can get a majority of it.

Strikee
02-25-2009, 11:56 PM
Fiber One Cereal =] for a quick breakfast!

turkey breast, extra lean pastrami =]

determined4000
02-26-2009, 12:26 AM
low carb wraps
even f you aren't doing low carb they are full of fiber and are either oat bran or flax
la tortilla factory wraps=80calories, 12g fiber, 8g protein

The-Fire-Fish
02-26-2009, 12:40 AM
Skip the miracle whip, try some spices instead.
Go nuts on fruits and veggies :)

1MoreRound
02-26-2009, 01:15 AM
Skip the miracle whip, try some spices instead.


I was gonna get it for tuna.

pacificgrl
02-26-2009, 03:33 AM
I completely forgot about the rest of the site, so this is what I came up with:

Proteins:
? Boneless, skinless chicken breast
? Tuna (water packed)
? Fish (salmon, seabass, halibut)
? Extra Lean Ground Beef or Ground Round (92-96%)
? Egg whites or eggs
? Top Loin (NY Strip Steak)
? Ground turkey, Turkey Breast Slices or cutlets (fresh meat, not deli cuts)

Complex Carbs:
? Oatmeal (Old Fashioned or Quick Oats)
? Pinto beans
? Whole wheat pasta
? Potatoes (red, baking, new)
? Rice (white, jasmine, basmati, Arborio, wild)

Fibrous Carbs:
? Green leafy lettuce
? Broccoli

Healthy Fats:
? Natural style peanut butter
? Nuts (peanuts, almonds)
? Flaxseed oil

Dairy & Eggs:
? Low fat cottage cheese
? Eggs
? Low or no fat milk

Fruits:
? Apples
? Oranges
? Bananas

Condiments and Misc:
? Miracle Whip
? Mrs. Dash

Got help from this article:
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/stella9.htm

I'm hoping to keep the budget around 75-80 bucks, I hope I can get a majority of it.

is your goal to be a on a high protein/moderate carb/low fat diet then?

personally, i'd make these substitutions:

-sweet potatoes for white
-seven grain, wheat berry, brown rice, quinoa, millet or a whole grain for the white rice/jasmine
-walnuts instead of peanuts
-almond butter instead of peanut butter
-sugar free/fat free jello instead of miracle whip - we all need a "diet dessert"!!
-grapefruits or blueberries instead of bananas

i'd add:
-fat free greek yogurt
-extra virgin olive oil for cooking
-canned pumpkin or fresh squash
-WAY MORE GREEN VEGGIES for fiber - it's low cal and will keep you full- brussels, asparagus, spinach, etc.
-tomato paste
-balsamic vinegar
-reduced sodium soy sauce

beachguy498
02-26-2009, 04:29 AM
Wow, great thread and great advice. I'm taking notes, lol.

I resisted whole wheat pasta myself, finally tried it and liked it. I make up my own spaghetti sauce, add no sugar to it. I take a whole carrot, wash it, cut off the ends and toss it in the pot. The natural sugar comes out of the carrot as the sauce simmers.

Steaming your vegetables is great. I do broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, pod beans, snow peas etc. A chicken boullion cube in the water gives it some added flavor.

BG

pacificgrl
02-26-2009, 05:17 AM
oops! i should have looked at the referring link bc i see a lot of my substitutions are on the original link.... sorry about that : )

1MoreRound
02-26-2009, 07:58 PM
is your goal to be a on a high protein/moderate carb/low fat diet then?

personally, i'd make these substitutions:

-sweet potatoes for white
-seven grain, wheat berry, brown rice, quinoa, millet or a whole grain for the white rice/jasmine
-walnuts instead of peanuts
-almond butter instead of peanut butter
-sugar free/fat free jello instead of miracle whip - we all need a "diet dessert"!!
-grapefruits or blueberries instead of bananas

i'd add:
-fat free greek yogurt
-extra virgin olive oil for cooking
-canned pumpkin or fresh squash
-WAY MORE GREEN VEGGIES for fiber - it's low cal and will keep you full- brussels, asparagus, spinach, etc.
-tomato paste
-balsamic vinegar
-reduced sodium soy sauce

I am looking for more of a lower carb diet. This isn't flawless, as I'm just getting back into it all, but I do want it to be low fat, lower carb, high protein.

1MoreRound
02-26-2009, 08:00 PM
Wow, great thread and great advice. I'm taking notes, lol.

I resisted whole wheat pasta myself, finally tried it and liked it. I make up my own spaghetti sauce, add no sugar to it. I take a whole carrot, wash it, cut off the ends and toss it in the pot. The natural sugar comes out of the carrot as the sauce simmers.

Steaming your vegetables is great. I do broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, pod beans, snow peas etc. A chicken boullion cube in the water gives it some added flavor.

BG

How do you make your own sauce? Do tell!

1MoreRound
02-26-2009, 08:11 PM
Also, I'm really trying to keep on a budget. I want to spend 80 bucks at MOST. What all I should get out these listed by everyone?

pacificgrl
02-27-2009, 03:02 AM
I am looking for more of a lower carb diet. This isn't flawless, as I'm just getting back into it all, but I do want it to be low fat, lower carb, high protein.

you might want to consider high protein/moderate fat/low carb. low carb AND low fat are really hard to do- you need the cals to come from somewhere even when you're cutting.

have you look at the scivation diets like the lifestyle cut diet?

shop from the circular at your store. i have no idea what the prices are like where you are but maybe:

- fill your cart first with meats, tuna, and proteins (since you're going high protein)
- cheese might also be pretty inexpensive so check that out
- get olive oil and peanut butter for fats (flax oil and almond butter are more expensive)
- frozen spinach (usually cheap) and fresh greens
- 1 or 2 spices
- the cheapest fruit. usually that's grapefruit but see what's on sale

i wouldn't skip the jello ; p look into a cheap whey protein powder too.

see how that goes.

The-Fire-Fish
02-27-2009, 03:44 AM
If you're on a budget, try those food clubs that sell in bulk - you do save money that way.
Also, I forgot to mention, if you haven't seen it already, there's a recipes thread at the top of this forum so you can still cook healthy and tasty food!

1MoreRound
02-27-2009, 11:16 AM
you might want to consider high protein/moderate fat/low carb. low carb AND low fat are really hard to do- you need the cals to come from somewhere even when you're cutting.

have you look at the scivation diets like the lifestyle cut diet?

shop from the circular at your store. i have no idea what the prices are like where you are but maybe:

- fill your cart first with meats, tuna, and proteins (since you're going high protein)
- cheese might also be pretty inexpensive so check that out
- get olive oil and peanut butter for fats (flax oil and almond butter are more expensive)
- frozen spinach (usually cheap) and fresh greens
- 1 or 2 spices
- the cheapest fruit. usually that's grapefruit but see what's on sale

i wouldn't skip the jello ; p look into a cheap whey protein powder too.

see how that goes.

I have a 5 pound tub of ON Whey I began working on back when I was taking care of my self, it's still good for another year.

1MoreRound
02-27-2009, 11:17 AM
If you're on a budget, try those food clubs that sell in bulk - you do save money that way.
Also, I forgot to mention, if you haven't seen it already, there's a recipes thread at the top of this forum so you can still cook healthy and tasty food!

Woohoo! I can't cook, I guess I finally need to learn how. :)