Low Carb at College! Need a grocery list!

  1. 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)


  2. go to target...they sell a big thing of unsalted cashews for 10 bucks...its 30 1/4 cup servings.

  3. 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...
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  4. Cottage Cheese FTW!!!
    RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49

  5. Quote Originally Posted by nparisi View Post
    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...
    It was poor phrasing on my part. Instead of saying overdosing on fats, I should have said overdosing on PB.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by petey7408 View Post
    It was poor phrasing on my part. Instead of saying overdosing on fats, I should have said overdosing on PB.
    lol oh ok, well I am definately guilty of that....

  7. 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 ".

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Esox Express View Post
    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 ".
    Sounds like a great idea man. How bout canned tuna?

  9. CostCo - boneless pork loin $1.99/lb
    CostCo - ground turkey $2.39/lb

    CostCo -everything else!

  10. Avocado
    RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
  11. Never enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by nparisi View Post
    lol oh ok, well I am definately guilty of that....
    i can easily eat over a pound of pb a day. I should be ashamed but i'm not
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    i can easily eat over a pound of pb a day. I should be ashamed but i'm not
    I'm a sucker for anything peanut butter. I just don't want to get ALL my fat from the PB
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    look for this stuff anyhow
    at walmart

    also there are pork rinds that either are regular bags, or there are microwavable ones

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  14. That's the first time I've ever seen someone actually RECOMMENDING porkrinds lol.

  15. 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.

  16. yeah me too haha but I love them.
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    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
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    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
    Straight up. I like to use them as a replacement for tortilla chips with salsa!!
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    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%
    Cholesterol 20mg7%
    Sodium 270mg11%
    Protein 9.0g

    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
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  20. 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.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by stxnas View Post
    Cottage Cheese FTW!!!
    The 5g of sugars per 1/2cup of cottage cheese is acceptable on low-carb diets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShiftyCapone View Post
    The 5g of sugars per 1/2cup of cottage cheese is acceptable on low-carb diets?
    most of the ones I see have 3-4 for 1/2 cup
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  23. 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

  24. cant find that damn naturally more PB anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steveoph View Post
    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
    I was considering it but nowadays i use very little whey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreAnabolic View Post
    cant find that damn naturally more PB anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
    your walmart doesn't carry it?
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  27. PB
    Peanuts
    Sausage
    Beef
    Bratwurst
    String Cheese
    Marble Jack Cheese
    Eggs
    Pepperoni
    Turkey Burgers
    Ground Pork

    Repeat

    ________
    I eat for about 45$ a week
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    yeah, i forgot on the eggs, they sell a microwave doohickey you can use to hard boil eggs



    looks gay, but works decent
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  29. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    your walmart doesn't carry it?
    no! i live in canada, and i cant find it in any walmart. dying to get my hands on the stuff

  30. Quote Originally Posted by ShiftyCapone View Post
    The 5g of sugars per 1/2cup of cottage cheese is acceptable on low-carb diets?
    You don't necessarily need to eat a half cup at a time. I ate small amount with some eggs yesterday just to change up the flavor some. I definitely didn't use a half cup either. It was just a thought and understand your point.
    RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49

  31. Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    I was considering it but nowadays i use very little whey.
    Eazy E, what kinda protein you mainly eat now? And if multiple at what times, like casein before bed, etc.
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    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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