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I would think a small portion of vegetable Pasta should be ok, they can be found in the fever section.

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Zucchini noodles. Make them yourself with a spiraliser if you can’t buy fresh from your grocery store or greengrocer. Or try a bean Pasta (mung bean, chick peas, etc.) but check the carbs.

Have to admit I’ve been surprised by how many threads today include people talking about eating bread & pasta when only a short time post surgery & early on their weight loss journey. I haven’t eaten bread, pasta or rice for a year & I haven’t missed it at all. Eating carb rich foods is a big no during weight loss as it is so filling. Your stomach is so small, your focus should be on getting in your Protein & then other nutrient rich foods not filling it with unnecessary carb heavy starchy foods.

During weight loss the only cabs I had were oatmeal (one serve was 3 or 4 breakfasts), and naturally occurring carbs in protein rich foods (like vegetables, fruit, meats & dairy). I examined everything I bought to ensure they contained low carbs. I make fresh food every day & have only had one take away (Chinese braised chicken & vegetables) & once 3 gyoza at lunch with a friend in a year.

Now in maintenance, I eat some multi grain crackers with hummus to help with my calorie intake & add in some good fibre. I still check carb levels on everything.

That’s my rant for today.

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14 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Zucchini noodles. Make them yourself with a spiraliser if you can’t buy fresh from your grocery store or greengrocer. Or try a bean Pasta (mung bean, chick peas, etc.) but check the carbs.

Have to admit I’ve been surprised by how many threads today include people talking about eating bread & Pasta when only a short time post surgery & early on their weight loss journey. I haven’t eaten bread, pasta or rice for a year & I haven’t missed it at all. Eating carb rich foods is a big no during weight loss as it is so filling. Your stomach is so small, your focus should be on getting in your Protein & then other nutrient rich foods not filling it with unnecessary carb heavy starchy foods.

During weight loss the only cabs I had were oatmeal (one serve was 3 or 4 breakfasts), and naturally occurring carbs in Protein rich foods (like vegetables, fruit, meats & dairy). I examined everything I bought to ensure they contained low carbs. I make fresh food every day & have only had one take away (Chinese braised chicken & vegetables) & once 3 gyoza at lunch with a friend in a year.

Now in maintenance, I eat some multi grain crackers with hummus to help with my calorie intake & add in some good fibre. I still check carb levels on everything.

That’s my rant for today.

Agreeing with you, but I can't eat oatmeal. I used to really enjoy oatmeal but for me 3 small spoonfuls is all that I can handle without feeling sick. And rice, forget about it all together 😢It seriously saddens me that I can handle even a spoon of yummy fragrant Jasmine rice. I have never been big on pasta but yes, high protein is best, there is pasta that is made of lentils, chickpeas, red Beans, and of course veggies like zucchini, by the way these can be found at regular grocery stores such as Walmart, Safeway etc. Good luck!

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Edamame or Soybean Pasta, high Protein and tastes pretty decent

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19 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Zucchini noodles. Make them yourself with a spiraliser if you can’t buy fresh from your grocery store or greengrocer. Or try a bean Pasta (mung bean, chick peas, etc.) but check the carbs.

Have to admit I’ve been surprised by how many threads today include people talking about eating bread & Pasta when only a short time post surgery & early on their weight loss journey. I haven’t eaten bread, pasta or rice for a year & I haven’t missed it at all. Eating carb rich foods is a big no during weight loss as it is so filling. Your stomach is so small, your focus should be on getting in your Protein & then other nutrient rich foods not filling it with unnecessary carb heavy starchy foods.

During weight loss the only cabs I had were oatmeal (one serve was 3 or 4 breakfasts), and naturally occurring carbs in Protein rich foods (like vegetables, fruit, meats & dairy). I examined everything I bought to ensure they contained low carbs. I make fresh food every day & have only had one take away (Chinese braised chicken & vegetables) & once 3 gyoza at lunch with a friend in a year.

Now in maintenance, I eat some multi grain crackers with hummus to help with my calorie intake & add in some good fibre. I still check carb levels on everything.

That’s my rant for today.

But there is no one size fits all approach. Having carbs, pasta, bread, rice isn't a "big no" for everyone. The restrictive approach worked, and still works for you. But some (like me) work better with moderation.

For example, during my WL phase I would have a turkey sandwich, a half a slice of whole wheat bread is about 40 calories. I made stove top mac and cheese using ff milk and red fat cheese, the calories in the pasta was around 75. Those were satisfying to me, and gave me a break from protein dense meals that aren't my thing.

Assuming someone doesn't have a issue with carbs being a slippery slope, what is the harm with having a varied diet, assuming they are meeting their calorie and protein goals?

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Birds Eye has Veggie Made Pasta. You can find it in the frozen food section of your grocery store. They have tons of different ones, but the pasta itself is primarily made of zucchini and lentils. I bought two bags at Save Mart on Saturday when I went grocery shopping. I have yet to try them, but I've heard they're really good.

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I had about a 1/2 cup (cooked) of Banza Chickpea Pasta for dinner yesterday; the taste was fine, and there was 11 g. of Protein, but pretty high in carbs (26) and relatively caloric. I think for now I'll stick with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash. I can see using this pasta once I (if I ever do...) get to maintenance.

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A lot of Protein pasta's don't actually have a lot of protein (lentil, chickpea, black bean, Barilla, etc). But the edamame or the soybean Pasta I linked above have as much protein as chicken breast

Organic Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine | Explore Cuisine

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5 minutes ago, lisafrommassachusetts said:

@sillykitty, that is a lot of protein! How is the taste?

It doesn't taste like traditional Pasta, but it doesn't taste bad at all.

Here are some examples of what I made with them.

Meatball Ricotta Bake over Edamame Fettuccine

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Cold Sesame salad with Black Soybean Pasta (served w seared ahi)

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