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Often times, when we first get started with an LCHF lifestyle, we can get a bit overwhelmed. I know that I was a first, but it doesn't have to be complicated or boring!

Some folks might find it easier to browse through Diet Doctor to get a better understanding on what which foods are considered low carbs, while others may prefer a list of acceptable foods to get them started. Better yet, you can also just ask us! Once you have an understanding of what is or isn't low carb (check labels) it gets pretty easy.

Breakfast Ideas
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  • Perfect Egg in an Avocado Recipe
  • Muffin Tin Omelets Recipe
  • Crustless Quiche Lorraine Recipe
  • Breakfast Tacos Recipe (Use low carb tortillas or wrap in lettuce.)
  • Bacon and Cheese Omelette Recipe
  • Premier Protein Drink. This one has been a lifesaver for me when I am in a hurry. (3 net carbs!) I find them at Costco or Walmart.
Lunch Ideas
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  • Cold Cuts & Cheese (Choose your favorites and organize them on a little platter. Savor every bite!)
  • Easy Crack Slaw Recipe
  • Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps Recipe
  • Chicken or Tuna Salad Over Bed of Lettuce or Spinach Recipe
  • Low Carb Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe
Dinner Ideas
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  • Salmon and Asparagus Recipe
  • Steak and Salad Recipe
  • Taco Salad Recipe
  • Faux Fried Rice with Grilled Chicken or Ground Beef Recipe
  • Chicken Breast with Herb Butter Recipe
Snack Ideas
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  • A handful of walnuts is a nice treat. (I like to crack them myself to help me keep portion control in mind.)
  • Sugar-free jello with heavy whipped cream on top. (This helps me when I have a sweet tooth.)
  • Pork Rinds. (I like barbecue flavor.)
  • Celery with peanut butter! (YUM!)
If you are feeling deprived while eating low carb high fat, keep searching because there are a gazillion ways to make you feel like you are splurging! :biggrin:

Spend some time looking up LCHF recipes on Pinterest. You might be surprised at how many ideas there are! (Always check the carbs.)

Combining LCHF Lifestyle with Family Meals

One last topic that I wanted to discuss in this thread is how you can blend your LCHF lifestyle into the family, without having to cook a completely different meal for yourself and another for your family. It isn't as difficult as most people might think. Any of the ideas above would work for your family, simply by adding an extra side for those not focused on an LCHF lifestyle. As an example, for breakfast, your family might want a slice of whole-wheat toast added for them. Whereas for dinner they might want a potato or roll added. This makes it possible for you to cook the same meal for everyone but avoiding those extra items for your own plate.

Feel free to reply to this thread with questions, feedback, or your own ideas for simple meals!

Disclaimer: These are just ideas that would need to be adjusted to your own personal preferences, restrictions, and the number of daily carbs that work best for you.
 

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I would say that I struggle the most for breakfast, especially on work days. Thanks for the suggestion of the Premier Protein drink! I'm heading to Costco this week and that's a great suggestion for my busy mornings - especially those days I'm rushed! I'm also working on doing some prepared breakfast for the week that I can make on the weekend for the upcoming week.
 

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I'm all over Diet Doctor. My Familly Doc told me about the site. I have been researching since Friday and one confusing factor is carb counting. I have been on multiple carb counting sites from Atkins to SuperTracker and none seems to be consistent with the count. Same portion size and same ingredient but the different carb count ie; Raw Carrots 1.0 oz can range from 1.4 grams to 4.49 grams. So how do you determine the true carb count for a non-labeled product?
 

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I'm all over Diet Doctor. My Familly Doc told me about the site. I have been researching since Friday and one confusing factor is carb counting. I have been on multiple carb counting sites from Atkins to SuperTracker and none seems to be consistent with the count. Same portion size and same ingredient but the different carb count ie; Raw Carrots 1.0 oz can range from 1.4 grams to 4.49 grams. So how do you determine the true carb count for a non-labeled product?
I tend to use one site for consistency. Since I use the MyFitnessPal app, I depend on their information the most, but at times that it doesn't sound right, I will check more sources.

When it comes to restaurants etc, I will check their sites for nutrition information as well.
 

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I need to do another one of these, but this time for Strict KETO for those who are into clean eating, with as little overly processed food as possible.
 

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Oh my Gosh Cricket!!!!!! I just finished lunch and those meal pictures are making me hungry Lol Especially the Breakfast and Lunch meal pictures ...
 
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