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Keto Food shopping today!
I'm starting keto. Anything which is a must have from the grocery store?

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Rule of thumb is to shop the perimeter of the store (not including bakery or pharmacy), ie. freshest foods like meats, dairy, vegggies are found there. The inner circle of grocery store hell is reserved for junk food and carb-loaded stuff - one of the few exceptions would be pork rinds, which is a great keto snack if you crave some crunch.
A block of cheddar cheese is a better/healthier choice than anything that's processed, like cheese sauce for nachos.

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Hmm...Cheddar cheese. Any ideas for snacks? I heard pork rinds, cheese sticks, beef jerky, etc?

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Olives - lots of salads - pork rinds make great fake croutons in caesar salads. The dirtiest I eat is when I buy a roasted ready-to-eat chicken, and that's really only because of the salt/spices.
I buy stevia vs. any other sugar substitute - it helps to kill sugar cravings.
ps. imho don't worry about carbups or pwo shakes until you clean out for 14 days minimum.

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Don't over do the pork rinds though.
The protein they contain has virtually no bioligical value in relation to muscle building and that makes them basically empty calories. For anyone trying to cut, you want to make sure that you get as many valuable nutrients as possible.

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Lots of fresh meat, fish, chicken, lots of eggs, lots and lots of green leafy veg.
Some mayo, olive oil, butter, hard cheese, cream cheese, heavy cream.
Coconut, olives, coconut oil.
Cocoa powder, coffee, tea/green tea.
Fish oil, multi vit.
Whey, dextrose, creatine, vit C.
Optional: Pork rinds, biltong, raw almonds, walnuts.

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Don't over do the pork rinds though.
The protein they contain has virtually no bioligical value in relation to muscle building and that makes them basically empty calories. For anyone trying to cut, you want to make sure that you get as many valuable nutrients as possible. I cut them out after a month or so, they were really just a substitute for crackers and such, I suggest them as a transistional kind of snack.

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What types of cheese are okay for snacking? Also, is cottage cheese okay?

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What types of cheese are okay for snacking? Also, is cottage cheese okay? Mmmm. Brie, mozzerella, port salut, goat cheese, camembert, boursin in moderation - check carbs, blue cheese, muenster, havarti, cottage cheese, ricotta, mascarpone.

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Pretty much all the real cheeses are fine. Avoid the ones with lots of added ingredients. Go for ones with names: Stilton, St Agur, Roquefort, Manchego, Gouda, Cheddar, Emmental, etc.

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Okay here is my shopping list:
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- salmon, chicken breasts
- lettuce
- fatty dressing (any suggestions?)
- stick/gratted cheese (will look for very low carb/suger)
- peperoni sticks
- lots of eggs (will hard boil)
- almonds
- cottage chese (i guess i can get the 4% fat now!?)
- olive oil
- mayo
- tuna

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Don't over do the pork rinds though.
The protein they contain has virtually no bioligical value in relation to muscle building and that makes them basically empty calories. For anyone trying to cut, you want to make sure that you get as many valuable nutrients as possible. Why is that? Can you elaborate?

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Pork rinds are made from pork belly skin. About 75% of the protein found within skin is collagen.
While good for your joints and other connective tissue, it has very little nutritional value.

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Okay here is my shopping list:
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- salmon, chicken breasts
- lettuce
- fatty dressing (any suggestions?)
- stick/gratted cheese (will look for very low carb/suger)
- peperoni sticks
- lots of eggs (will hard boil)
- almonds
- cottage chese (i guess i can get the 4% fat now!?)
- olive oil
- mayo
- tuna - WITH skin
- Romaine, leaf lettuce, bibb - not iceburg
- caesar, blue, ranch
- watch out for fillers in "grated" cheese - carbs
- ok in small quantities. bacon?
- eggs good
- I (well, Atkins) sez to wait 2 weeks or more for nuts and seeds - then slowly
- FULL fat cottage cheese (and dressings)
- Tuna, mayo, EV rocks.
How about broccoli, cabbage for slaw, spinach, celery. You're on the right track! Good luck.
ps. chicken wings too.

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- WITH skin
- Romaine, leaf lettuce, bibb - not iceburg
- caesar, blue, ranch
- watch out for fillers in "grated" cheese - carbs
- ok in small quantities. bacon?
- eggs good
- I (well, Atkins) sez to wait 2 weeks or more for nuts and seeds - then slowly
- FULL fat cottage cheese (and dressings)
- Tuna, mayo, EV rocks.
How about broccoli, cabbage for slaw, spinach, celery. You're on the right track! Good luck.
ps. chicken wings too. Ty, i'm really looking for foods that have a low prep time or something I can mass prep on a sunday that will last me during the week (aka, peperoni sticks, eggs, cheese sticks, tuna, salads). Wasn't sure if you could mass cook bacon and bag it up for the entire week? Guess you can.

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Pork rinds are made from pork belly skin. About 75% of the protein found within skin is collagen.
While good for your joints and other connective tissue, it has very little nutritional value. Thank you for the explanation...this would justify the statement on all pork rind packaging that it is not a significant source of protein...
I always wondered how it can contain 7g of protein per serving, and still be cosnidered a poor source of protein.
that being said, 25% of 7g is still 2g...so you get something from it...right?
Also, I have seen some brands with 9g of fat per serving...and I think the serving sizes were identical...

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How about natural peanut butter? To snack on with a spoon? It's got a ton of good fats & proteins and little carbs.
2 tbsp
Calories: 210
Fat: 16g (2.5 Sat)
Carbs: 6g
Sugars: 1g
FIber: 2g
Protein: 8g

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How about natural peanut butter? To snack on with a spoon? It's got a ton of good fats & proteins and little carbs.
2 tbsp
Calories: 210
Fat: 16g (2.5 Sat)
Carbs: 6g
Sugars: 1g
FIber: 2g
Protein: 8g It's a little carby for a newb - just wait a couple of weeks, and yes the natural pb is ok in small amts. Just take it one carb at a time.

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watch the carbs on cottage cheese.... I stay away from it while keto. Which is really hard to do. I have a hard time with just a serving. I actually save it for the weekend...

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Go for the darker meat when it come's to chicken. Save the breasts for the carb up's when you do them. Same rule's apply for fish, beef, and pork. You want to eat the fattier one's during the week, and save the lean one's for the carb ups when your fat intake has to go down. Also, much cheaper this way too.

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Lion thanks. I realized this at the store by looking at the back of the label. I know I needed skin, but found the dark meat to be a better combo, plus cheaper ;-P
Also, I got a nice 1lb fresh salmon filet. Is that considered keto food during the week? Was thinking about having that for dinner.

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Lion thanks. I realized this at the store by looking at the back of the label. I know I needed skin, but found the dark meat to be a better combo, plus cheaper ;-P
Also, I got a nice 1lb fresh salmon filet. Is that considered keto food during the week? Was thinking about having that for dinner. Sear it in basil olive oil and spices... Yum!!

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Never cooked salmon before...think im' going to try to george forman it.

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I'm sure you could. I tend to either pan fry it or bake it with herbs.

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Every once in awhile treat yourself to a nice Delmonico steak.

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Never cooked salmon before...think im' going to try to george forman it. I've done this and it works well enough.
Since starting keto I've switched to putting a little safflower oil on a cookie tray and then plopping the fish on and cooking it. I want to save as much oil as possible from the salmon.

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I got to say I love my george forman!! The salmon turned out great! Just seasoned it with some pepper/salt + olive oil and threw it on the george for about 8-10 mins. Perfect grill marks and all. The thing was delicious





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