Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions - Non-animal protein sources for snacks?




Istayedhomeandate
01-28-2013, 01:44 PM
I'm on a moderate carb high protein plan and I find that for snacks I always seem to go for animal protein, like lean meat, skim milk, low fat cheese etc. I'm seeing losses doing this but I'm concerned that relying on these sources of protein might not be the best long-term.

So when snacking, what do you guys reach for?


Babybat
01-28-2013, 01:49 PM
I'm looking into trying protein shakes! Also nuts have protein but some of them can be high-cal so don't eat too much D:

Istayedhomeandate
01-28-2013, 02:20 PM
Oh man I tried protein shakes and I don't know if I was doing them wrong....but let's just say they weren't for me!


ghost
01-28-2013, 03:51 PM
It is hard to find adequate protein sources when cutting out dairy...maybe a good place to look for advice would be the vegetarian section. My personal advice would be to keep the cheese, but since that's not an option you may have to branch out to things like legumes, and soy. The legumes are problematic on a low-carb plan. I'm useless...lol! But I want to be supportive!

vabs
01-28-2013, 03:54 PM
I like dry roasted soy nuts.

ghost
01-28-2013, 03:59 PM
http://genaw.com/lowcarb/meatless_recipes.html

try this link. Also,

http://www.reddit.com/r/vegetarianketo

ghost
01-28-2013, 04:01 PM
Also, why "High protein/lower carb?"

Most ketogenic diets, or low carb diets are actually high fat/adequate protein/low carb. You could also look into the products sold by Ideal Protein. I hear that's a good plan if you are into the pre-packaged kind of plan and can deal with monotony.

TripSwitch
01-28-2013, 04:16 PM
Hemp protein powders... high protein, high fiber, lower carbs... Can be mixed with unsweetened almond milk and some berries for a low carb snack...

MarkMoxom
01-29-2013, 09:12 PM
I'm on a moderate carb high protein plan and I find that for snacks I always seem to go for animal protein, like lean meat, skim milk, low fat cheese etc. I'm seeing losses doing this but I'm concerned that relying on these sources of protein might not be the best long-term.

So when snacking, what do you guys reach for?

Hi Istayedhomeandate,

If you're seeing losses eating those types of snacks I wouldn't change a thing except maybe lower the carb a little bit more and up your fat.

Hope that helps,

Mark

giselley
08-26-2013, 11:26 AM
Also, why "High protein/lower carb?"

Most ketogenic diets, or low carb diets are actually high fat/adequate protein/low carb.

High protein will cause health problems. In the absence of carbs, protein is (eventually) turned into carbs, so eating protein is similar to eating carbs, they just must go through a few more steps of molecular transformation.

Lean protein consumption above a certain level is toxic. Obviously you need to eat it with something else, since it would kill you if you eat only lean protein. It also causes Hunger.

It is kind of amazing that both Carbs and Protein cause hunger, but fat does not.

I am a bit amazed at how many low carbers are also calorie counting, or trying to eat low calorie low carb.

You should be eating mostly fat, some protein (the amount is usually calculated on body weight), and some carbs (green vegetables mostly).

You should not feel hungry or feel the need to snack if you are getting adequate fat in your diet.

Brooklynn
01-17-2014, 06:34 PM
nuts (almonds are my fav) good fats like olives and avocado, and lean animal protein like turkey peperoni, and string cheese. I also do a lot of veggies as my snacks and a little bit of ranch or vinaigrette to dip it in.

lettingslenderin
01-24-2014, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the great reddit resource, this is just what I was looking for -- all over the internet.