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No carb, no fat foods

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Dr.Patient, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Dr.Patient

    Dr.Patient There is no kinship like the one we share!

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    Can anyone suggest foods or snacks that have very low to no carb, no fat, very low to no fiber? Sodium is fine. Just looking for something to meet my mastication instinct, thanks.
     
  2. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    @Dr.Patient All I can think of that meets your requirements are protein (chicken & fish) or maybe some fruits and vegetables?

    If it's more for the chewing instincts, can you chew gum or crushed ice?
     
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  3. SDSue

    SDSue Southeast

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    Jerky might fit the bill.
     
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  4. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Low-fat cottage cheese. Skim milk. Yogurt. White fish. Turkey breast (from ground, to meatballs to steaks), egg whites. Canned tuna (packed in water).
     
  5. Dr.Patient

    Dr.Patient There is no kinship like the one we share!

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    Thank you all. There are more restrictions that I forgot to add- no dairy and no animal protein. I know, it's hard!!!

    Crushed ice seems like a good idea, may be I can add crystal light for some color and taste...
     
  6. daisybell

    daisybell Senior Member

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    No carbs, no fat, no animal protein, no dairy.... Leaves fibre only doesn't it? I don't know of any food that would fit the bill. Can I ask why you are trying to do this? To me, it makes no sense, and can only result in malnutrition...
     
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  7. Sherlock

    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    Dry roasted edamame?
    oops, fiber
     
  8. Dr.Patient

    Dr.Patient There is no kinship like the one we share!

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    I eat well, this is just for in between munching...
     
  9. Sherlock

    Sherlock tart cherry etc. for joints, insomnia

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    That leaves maybe TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) from soy

    or wheat gluten (Seitan)
     
  10. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    Since you said crushed ice is okay, maybe you can also freeze fruit like grapes (or buy a package of frozen fruit for smoothies but chew on the pieces instead?)
     
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  11. Dr.Patient

    Dr.Patient There is no kinship like the one we share!

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    I was thinking low calorie popsicles...
     
  12. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    @Dr.Patient I don't want to take your thread off topic but hadn't seen you on PR in a while and was wondering how you were doing (only if you are comfortable saying of course!)

    Good luck finding the snack you are looking for and Popsicles are a great idea too. I'm not sure if this would fit your requirements but we also found dairy free frozen chocolate covered bananas.
     
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  13. daisybell

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    Raw veg sticks? Carrot, celery etc?
     
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  14. Dr.Patient

    Dr.Patient There is no kinship like the one we share!

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    My status is the same, nothing new other than a setback caused by my move to TX...I keep checking in once in a while, I have several threads I need to read, including your famvir journey...:)
     
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  15. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Maybe you can find something on this page. It's a list of foods in order of protein content.
     
  16. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member

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    @Dr.Patient Wow, I cannot even imagine trying to move and what a major setback that would cause me. Congrats on accomplishing that and I hope you feel better soon. As far as my Famvir thread, it goes off in a million different directions as lots of different topics got addressed (like most of my threads :D) but I hope you will find it helpful and please feel free to ever ask me any questions. Best wishes to you.
     
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  17. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Or any frozen fruit. I love snacking on frozen fruit. Mango and dark, sweet cherries are my favorites. Blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and pineapple are good too. You may need to let the peaches and pineapple defrost slightly. It is an expensive habit, so I have to indulge in moderation.
     
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    Protein shakes made from soy, or rice, or another non-animal source. (You can buy these in powdered form from health food shops).
     
  19. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    To all those suggesting drinks or soft things, @Dr.Patient wants to satisfy his
    Perhaps he should have just said he wants things to chew! :lol:
     
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  20. Mij

    Mij Senior Member

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    Well, I like to slice celery length wise and soak in water in the frigo to keep it crispy. It is fibros but contains natural sodium and satisfies the need for a crunch.
     

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