Low Carb at College! Need a grocery list!
- 02-12-2009, 01:20 PM
Low Carb at College! Need a grocery list!
Hey there. Im cutting with low carbs right now and I'm going f*cking insane because I'm alway hungry. I always eat ultra clean with no alcohol so eating healthy is no issue. I only have a meal plan for 2 meals a day at the cafeteria (eat eggs at breakfast, turkey with spinach at supper) but I need somthing for the other 4 meals! I have peanut butter right now in my dorm room but I don't want to overdose on fats! I also have Isopure and Pro Complex protein both of which are low in carbs. What should I buy that can be stored in a mini fridge and cooked in a microwave? (no heat sources allowed).
Also regarding the low carb diet, how long is it reccomended to use such a diet (weeks) and how many grams of carbs should I shoot to be under (been trying for under 30 grams @ 5' 10" 173 lbs)
- 02-12-2009, 02:09 PM
- 02-12-2009, 03:17 PM
if you're doing low carb, how can you not be doing moderate to high fats? How are you meeting your caloric needs then? all protein??! you should be doing higher healthy fats on low carb...
02-12-2009, 03:38 PM
02-12-2009, 04:18 PM
02-12-2009, 04:31 PM
02-12-2009, 04:35 PM
I take it you live in the dorms? Most dorms that I know of have some sort of community kitchen. Go in there one day when you have some extra time (sunday preferably) and make some meat. Whole chickens, a couple pounds of ground beef, a bunch of chicken thighs, hamburgers..... whatever. make a **** ton of it (enough to last you through the week), put in tupperware and then put in your minifridge (assuming you have one) and eat it as you please. If you don't have a fridge..... well then you're ****ed. Just about all keto foods are of the "refrigeration variety ".
02-12-2009, 04:37 PM
02-12-2009, 04:39 PM
02-12-2009, 04:52 PM
02-12-2009, 04:56 PM
02-12-2009, 04:58 PM
02-12-2009, 05:02 PM
look for this stuff anyhow
also there are pork rinds that either are regular bags, or there are microwavable ones
02-12-2009, 05:08 PM
02-12-2009, 05:12 PM
I'm in a similar situation as your, I have a ton of mixed nuts, PB, cotage cheese, Hard boiled eggs from my mess hall, Beef Jerky (try to limit this cuz of sodium and money), canned tuna, these tyson chicken packets. Some of my buddys have skillets and jsut hide them away during the day, and i can cook a few meals a week on those. It sucks but its def doable.
02-12-2009, 05:13 PM
02-12-2009, 05:15 PM
best thing on earth on a ketogenic diet if you get the already made ones from a hispanic market, they tend to be really big ones, chicharones that are great to use as a scoop for tuna or egg salad
02-12-2009, 05:18 PM
02-12-2009, 05:19 PM
here is the nutrition data on them
Serving Size 1/2 oz (14.0 g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.0g8%
Saturated Fat 2.0g10%
and honestly as fluffy as they are 1/2 oz is a fair bit of them. if you do a tuna salad light on the mayo, it works quite nicely
02-12-2009, 05:27 PM
I always like some block cheese when I do a Carb-cycling diet, just don't go crazy on the stuff!
Otherwise check through the recipes forum, there's ALOT of great foods that can be made on a diet like this, like the sugar-free jello/baking soda/protein powder brownies that can be made in a matter of minutes in a microwave.
02-12-2009, 09:30 PM
02-12-2009, 09:40 PM
02-12-2009, 09:54 PM
Easy this might seem like a low-blow , but we just released ATW's http://www.nutraplanet.com/product/a...lend-5-lb.html PeanutButter Cup; at $24 Shipped, you should be living off this
02-13-2009, 06:59 AM
02-13-2009, 08:45 AM
02-13-2009, 08:46 AM
02-13-2009, 08:55 AM
Marble Jack Cheese
I eat for about 45$ a week
02-13-2009, 09:00 AM
yeah, i forgot on the eggs, they sell a microwave doohickey you can use to hard boil eggs
looks gay, but works decent
02-13-2009, 12:29 PM
02-13-2009, 03:52 PM
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
02-19-2009, 02:47 PM
02-19-2009, 02:54 PM
I'm mostly sticking to caseins, milk isolate/concentrate or proteins from whole foods. After doing a bunch of reading, it seems like the advantage of whey as a PWO is so small that having eaten a good preworkout meal of a slower protein is more valuable. The faster proteins do go into bloodstream faster (and BCAAs/EAAs the fastest of course) but the faster they go in the more likely they are to cause protein oxidation, so the net gain in protein is almost the same, potentially lower. And since with something like casein or a milk protein (which is usually around 75% casein/25% whey) you keep a high level in bloodstream for as long as 8 hours, its a lot simpler. Heck if you wanted to you could take a 60g casein shake every 8 hours and not worry about getting protein from your solid foods.
Even at that, i think in the last week i've had 1 shake? maybe 2 tops. but i go thru milk and cottage cheese like crazy.
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