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Old 08-08-2012, 06:26 PM   #334 (permalink)
LiterateGriffin
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Hey, been a while since I posted.

I'm down at least 36 lbs since I started. I'm still (mostly) on-plan, though there are times (6+ hour car trips in an un-air-conditioned truck when it's over 100 degrees out), when I'll consciously "cheat". (That car ride? Calls for a milkshake at some point, to help drop core temp... And my migraines sometimes call for dark chocolate. Seriously, for me, it helps... a LOT.)

Also? My scale is busted! So I'm not sure where my actual weight is. I've really got to get a new one, but all the money this summer has been going towards camping.

Some things I've seen:

"Net carbs" -- Net carbs is total carbs - fiber. Don't believe them when they tell you sugar alcohols don't count -- for far too many people, they do. I've known too many people who stall or even gain from a single Atkins bar...

If you want a tasty alternative to the bars, that take about 1/2 hour to make, try this:

Ingredients:
  • Flax Seed Meal (ground flax), 1 cup
  • Almonds, 1 cup, ground
  • Cinnamon, ground, 1 TBS
  • Ginger, ground, .5 tsp
  • Nutmeg, ground, .5 tsp
  • Cloves, ground, .25 tsp
  • Macadamia Nuts, .25 cup, whole or halves
  • Coconut Oil, .25 cup (= 4 TBS)
  • Egg, fresh, 2 large
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 tbsp


Combine dry ingredients. Beat eggs, and add coconut oil, vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix well.

Form into bars (1" x 4" to get a dozen). Bake at 350 on a well-greased cookie sheet (use more coconut oil!) for 10-15, until a bar flicked with a fingernail gives a "tap" sound.



Nutrition Facts

User Entered Recipe
12 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162.1
Total Fat 14.6 g
Saturated Fat 5.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5 g
Cholesterol 30.8 mg
Sodium 12.3 mg
Potassium 123.8 mg
Total Carbohydrate 5.3 g
Dietary Fiber 4.2 g
Sugars 0.7 g
Protein 5.0 g
Vitamin A 1.1 %
Vitamin B-12 1.3 %
Vitamin B-6 1.7 %
Vitamin C 0.4 %
Vitamin D 1.7 %
Vitamin E 10.5 %
Calcium 4.6 %
Copper 5.6 %
Folate 1.7 %
Iron 7.1 %
Magnesium 6.6 %
Manganese 22.4 %
Niacin 2.0 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.5 %
Phosphorus 6.0 %
Riboflavin 5.8 %
Selenium 0.7 %
Thiamin 3.6 %
Zinc 2.8 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


OPTIONS:

Add sweetner of your choice.
Add 1 Cup blueberries, which drives calories per serving to 168.9 and carbs to 2.5/serving.
Change up the spices. (A friend used anise, instead of the "spice-cookie" spices. Hubby wants to try using mint.)


(Good for all Atkins phases past Induction.)
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Starting Weight: 236.5 on 06 Jan 2012
Weight on 25 May 2012: 207.5
Goal: 150 lbs

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