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Solobob1
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04/14/2016 02:17PM
I am on a low carb diet per my Dr. I am not really heavy, but any weight lost will help my knee, so the diet is helping I guess. Anyway, I always trip with dehydrated foods high in carbs, noodles, bannock, pancake. Now that this is largely off my menu, any ideas of what I can bring - light dehydrated?

Bob.
 
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billconner
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04/14/2016 03:22PM
If money is no object, these might do it: Paleo-to-go
 
kanoes
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04/14/2016 03:56PM
Would breaking the diet for one or two trips really make that much of a difference in the long run? I'm just asking.
 
Solobob1
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04/14/2016 05:22PM
Kanoes,

I do not know if it would be that big of a deal, but it may be (I am still learning). If I eat too many carbs, I could get out of "ketosis" and put weight on at an alarming rate. I really do not know because this is pretty new to me. I solo canoe and work pretty hard on the trail, so maybe it matters not what I eat as I will burn calories big time anyway. If I can stay out of the high carbs It would be better, I just do not know how to do it yet as far as lighter weight tripping foods go.

Bob.
 
Mocha
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04/14/2016 05:46PM
quote billconner: "If money is no object, these might do it: Paleo-to-go " bill, have you tried any of these? they look good, the ingredient list looks good
 
billconner
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04/14/2016 06:47PM
No I have not. Kind of pricey for me.

On Jan's question, I know I have struggled with diet and weight my whole life and now high blood pressure, and it helps to stay on a steady course.

The no or low carbs is hard. I certainly stock up on freeze dried veggies. Whether some crackers or a few tortillas over the trip is too much carbs I'm not sure. Chilli, hearty soups (I love Bear Creek minestroni), eggs (my son and I did scrambled eggs for a couple of dinners last year - fresh eggs), and of course fruit (dehydrate your own). Mix with cheese, dehydrated ground beef, summer sausage, or freeze dried meats from Honeyville or Mountain House. Breakfasts without carbs would be hard for me since I usually eat cold cereal and Nido.
 
sammyN
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04/14/2016 08:05PM
"thou shalt not fill thy glycogen stores."

Also struggled with weight my whole life. Going on a 2nd year of a ketogenic diet, and I've never felt so good. Dropped 60+lbs in 5mo.

Been doing a keto diet for 2nd year now. Have a super great lipid panel, low bp, and obviously low glucose.

For carbs:
Only eat fruit in heavy whipping cream.

Only eat green leafy veggies

Fats are solid animal fats (bacon grease), cocnut oil, or olive oil.

All meats.

For me, bottom line is go cold turkey on carbs. Bacon and eggs for breakfast. Fry everything in animal fats (bacon grease).

Absolutely no veg oils. Worst thing you can do for your body.

for trips: First night: Steaks! Then Eggs, Summer sausage, nuts (almonds, pecons, macd. nuts), cheeses, almond butter. Plus lots of fish fried in olive oil (and this year we are planning on using butter). yum. Just haven't figured out the best way to carry it yet.

Morning for breakfast is usually coffee + coconut oil. Good till a 10am break from fishing.

I might break some of my carb rule for trips, but only if we are busting it hard to burn off as much carbs as possible.

Check out Diet Doctor for other ideas.

 
Solobob1
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04/14/2016 09:00PM
SammyN,

You have given me something to think about. I appreciate your reply ... as well as the others. This ain't gonna be easy, but I think it is doable.

Bob.
 
jfinn
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04/15/2016 10:03AM
Bob,

I am a keto guy, but a vegetarian so my options are less than you. Sammy is spot on.

Seeds
Nuts
Meats
Veggies

Mornings I like to intermittent fast. If need be, I'll make a chia seed pudding. Always coffee on the beach!

Days-Seeds, nuts and homemade fat bars. Kale chips are a good addition. Cheese works well.

Dinner you have a lot of choices with meat and fish. Use ghee in place of butter.

Good luck.


John
 
04/16/2016 08:36AM
quote kanoes: "Would breaking the diet for one or two trips really make that much of a difference in the long run? I'm just asking."



I find when I trip I can eat the carbs and all that if I eat at home I gain big time, but on the trail I lose. You may need that energy out there. Every body is different I know. I think Jan has a valid point.
 
Solobob1
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04/25/2016 10:48AM
Looking at meal ideas - low carb ... I have some ideas - I dehydrated a can of cream of mushroom soup and a half pound of venison burger. I am going to re-hydrate tonight and see if it is edible or not. I also am playing around with the idea of dehydrated tomato paste, powdered spaghetti sauce and a half pound of venison burger for a meaty pasta sauce, sans pasta.

Any other ideas? Any low carb versions of corm bread ( kidding ). Man I am gonna miss baking bread ... and corn bread and honey!

Bob.
 
Solobob1
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04/25/2016 08:23PM
Mushroom soup with ground burger is pretty hearty. It reconstitutes very well and tasted great!

Bob.
 
Northwoodsman
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04/29/2016 08:20AM
sammyN - instead of actual butter, take Ghee. It is clarified melted butter and is shelf stable (doesn't need refrigeration). You can by it or make it. I buy it in a 64 oz. tub at Costco.
 
sammyN
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04/29/2016 08:26AM
Unfortunately no Costcos around here.

We keep regular butter out on the counter all the time, so I don't understand why you would say it needs to be refrigirated.

Of course, depending upon a meal, it's not unusual to eat 1/4 stick a meal.
 
billconner
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04/29/2016 10:35AM
quote sammyN: "Of course, depending upon a meal, it's not unusual to eat 1/4 stick a meal."

Someone after my own heart - literally.
 
sammyN
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04/29/2016 10:48AM
Butter will make your pants fall off :-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6aMN6NLOTQ
 
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