Originally Posted by beaner&tiegs
I find breakfasts harder to adjust to (we often eat pancakes, waffles, french toast so soup and eggs is a huge adjustment!) and I need more snacky foods - especially a few sweet options. One snack I had today was corn tortilla chips with avocado - is that considered high in carbs?
Processed corn is quite high in carbs. If your aim is to lower your carbs, processed corn is not a good choice to make. Fresh corn is better, but generally speaking corn is not recommended at all. If you're looking for crunch, may I recommend pork rinds? If that's not to your taste, carrots, celery, jicama, there are quite a few veggies that will provide the crunch.
For breakfasts, lately I've been eating corned beef hash and eggs. But egg custards with fruit or egg muffins with veggies also make frequent appearances on our breakfast table. I've even been known to make almond muffins or even flax muffins to add to my breakfast.
Originally Posted by LeilaLuv
I have a question though, how is grain free and gluten free different? Most grains have gluten, so therefore, if one goes gluten free one would not be eating many grains, am I correct?
Not all grains contain gluten. If you're gluten-free, you could still eat oats (if you trust the source to be free of cross-contamination), as well as several other grains. To be grain-free though is to eliminate all of them. We are here because most of us have realized that grains cause ill effects in our physical, mental or emotional well-being. For some of us, those ill effects are caused by glutens, for others it's the carbs, and for others it may be something else, or all of the above.