2 Week Weigh-In & Low Carb Meals


 

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Keto SnacksHappy Monday! πŸ™‚ We’re kicking off the 3rd week of the challenge, and it’s time for the 2 Week Weigh-In.

If you’re participating in the Challenge Facebook Group, use that link to post your weigh-in. Otherwise you can leave a comment here.

Below are the low carb meals I had over the weekend, plus both of my MyFitnessPal food diaries so you can see how I logged those meals.

I ate my low carb brownies all weekend, by the way. Unfortunately the brownie mix is now out of stock, but I plan on ordering more (plus the cookie mix!) so I’ll keep you posted on when it becomes available again. πŸ™‚

I was going to freeze them, but I decided to see if they would stall my weight loss or affect me in any way. I’m happy to report they did NOT. πŸ™‚ My weight dropped yet again for a weigh-in of 139.4 pounds today!

Saturday’s Low Carb Meals

I had two peanut butter pecan brownies for breakfast. That was a nice treat! And with the added nuts & peanut butter, plus the MCT grade coconut oil I made them with, it was also a HEALTHY dessert-breakfast.:)

For lunch I just took 1.5 ounces of Oscar Mayer rotisserie chicken slices, wrapped those around a bit of pickle and had a couple of mozzarella sticks with it.

Easy Low Carb Snacks

I grabbed easy low carb take-out from Applebee’s Carside-to-Go service for dinner.

I ordered a Caesar Salad with Grilled Salmon (no croutons). There’s an upcharge to get the salmon instead of grilled chicken, but it’s SO worth it! Salmon is healthier, has healthy fats, and I find their grilled chicken to be a bit dry. πŸ˜›

Applebee's Low Carb Dinner

I ate most of the salad, but not all of it.

I also had another brownie and a mozzarella stick before I went to bed – and I drank 5 1/2 large mugs of coffee with sugar free hazelnut powdered creamer…

 

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday:

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Calories: 1659
Net Carbs: 23
Total Carbs: 48
Protein: 80 Grams
74% Fat, 20% Protein
Water: 48 ounces

 

Sunday’s Low Carb Meals

I hadn’t had my favorite healthy low carb breakfast since Thursday morning, so I really enjoyed it yesterday! πŸ™‚ It’s 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries & 17.5 grams of hand-picked blueberries.

That came to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat.

Healthy LCHF Breakfast : Pecans, Berries, Daisy brand cottage cheese

For lunch, I ate two more of the delicious low carb brownies. πŸ™‚

For dinner I just finished off what was left of my Caesar Salad from the night before. I added 1/4 cup pecan halves (30 grams) to it. That’s one of my favorite combos. I love pecans in Caesar Salad!

Low Carb Caesar Salad with Pecans

I also had a mozzarella stick with the salad, and I had 5 large mugs of coffee again on Sunday – each with a TBSP of the sugar free Coffee-Mate powdered hazelnut creamer…

 

Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs Calculated

Calories: 1591
Net Carbs: 22
Total Carbs: 50
Protein: 39 Grams
84% Fat, 10% Protein
Water: 24 ounces

 

People have commented that my food portions seem small (compared to theirs). You can see in both of my food diaries above that I get plenty of calories. Obviously the brownies were VERY high calorie / high fat too.

I just have very little appetite eating a ketogenic low carb diet so consistently. That’s normal. It’s a natural appetite suppressant. I used to eat A LOT, and much larger portions, before I went low carb πŸ˜‰ lol. It was seriously shocking how much food I could put away! Especially compared to how I eat now…

How are things going for you?

It’s day 15 and we’re kicking off the 3rd week of the challenge. πŸ™‚ How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles? I would love to hear your results so far.

Don’t forget to weigh-in, here or in the Challenge Group.

Leave a comment and let’s talk!

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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21 Responses to 2 Week Weigh-In & Low Carb Meals

  1. Hey Lynn, everything looks awesome! I’ve lost a total of 12.2 pounds since starting my own challenge. And I just posted in your group that I’ve lost 3 pounds since your challenge started. August 1. πŸ™‚

    Keep up the awesome posts, tips, videos, etc… BTW, Looking forward to your personal (talk videos) about your transformation. (y)

    Thanks so much for the inspiration! <3 And CONGRATS on your weight loss!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That’s GREAT, Tammy – way to go!! πŸ™‚ Those are very nice results. And thank you. I’ll have some new videos out soon. The challenge is keeping me super BUSY lately lol. *cheers*

  2. Jenni O. says:

    Down 2 lbs since last Tuesday. Feeling really good. Keep up the good work everybody!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Awesome, Jenni! That feels great, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚ My weight usually holds for a week or two after it drops, so I was THRILLED to see another 1/4 pound off this morning (lol). Here’s to another great – HEALTHY – week together! *cheers*

  3. Roye says:

    Down a pound, 3 lbs total since the 1st, moving slow but as I said in FB, it is moving in the right direction…..down! :).

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m down 1.8 pounds since the first, Roye – so you’re way ahead of me! πŸ™‚ I don’t think that’s slow at all. A pound a week is GREAT weight loss. Kudos!!

  4. Marti says:

    After last week I really expected my weight to be up but amazingly I am down two pounds from last week! This is after a three week hold where I stayed exactly the same…that’s just how it goes for me though.
    I could not get enough to eat last week! Three days in a row I HAD to eat. I even ate half of a small baked potato one night but other than that I stayed on plan. No particular cravings just an overall feeling of “I need food”! So, I ate! I think I was just bored with my usual lc foods. I knew this would pass and thank goodness it did AND I’m down two pounds this morning! I’m learning after eight months of this woe to just ride it out and let my body tell me what it needs. That happened to be big yummy salads and huge grilled pork steaks! Maybe I just needed the fat to satisfy me as you mention often.
    Have a good day!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Marti,

      I get a “hunger streak” right before my weight drops again too. πŸ™‚ I don’t know what’s up with that, but I’ve noticed it in my pattern of holds & fluctuations. Interesting, hey?!

      Are you tracking so you can see your fat/protein ratios? You definitely want 70% of your calories in healthy fats, and only 20-25% in protein.

      Congrats on the weight loss! I imagine that felt GREAT after waiting it out a few weeks. πŸ˜‰

  5. Janet Dee says:

    I weighed in on the 29th then left on a 3 week trip, ate out or at homes of family and friends that knew I would be eating Keto. Down 5.6lbs. But the weight is just a great Perk. I actually started to stop my migraines…did a lot of research before beginning and the Keto diet has been successful for a lot of people. (I was getting 1 to 4 migraine auras a day for a few months…after 43 yrs of at least 1 or 2 a week.) AND EUREKA…I have had 5 migraine auras, (warnings of impending migraine), since 4 days into Keto eating on July 6th! I will always be on this plan and Lyn, you have kept me in there with your daily food and tracking info and tips, etc, etc, etc. God Bless you, you have been an angel!!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That is so awesome, Janet! I’ve read that a healthy ketogenic diet is good for migraines, seizures, and SO many other things. It’s amazing what we can “cure” or at least control through food choices alone. πŸ™‚

  6. Gina says:

    I think i am having a hold situation on my weight loss right now and hopefully i will see a drop in the next few days. I had Chinese food Satuday but mo rice or noodles. Just meat and veggies though i felt bloated after i ate it. I think sometimes the sauces that they use are high sodium and i DO have issues with sodium retention. SUNDAY…..I had a cheat meal with my daughter and her kids….. she ordered thin crust pizza and salad. So today i am 1/2 lb up but usually after a few days of being strict my weight goes back down
    The good news is that i got my order from netrition today. I got:
    JUST THE CHEESE CHIPS
    SMACKAROOS CRACKERS
    GUYS SF SMOKY GARLIC BBQ SAUCE

    as you can see i am going to try to bake some lc recipes. Chocolate chip cookies is high on my list. Lol
    The smoky garlic bbq sauce is so good
    it has a kick to it like regular bbq sauce which i like…it’s tangy and tastes great
    i am going to use it on my spinach hamburger steaks tonight
    POPPED CHEESE
    ALMOND FLOUR
    SWERVE GRANULATED SWEETENER
    DAVINCI SF IRISH CREAM SYRUP
    LILY’S SF DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS
    LOW CARB EVERYTHING BAGELS

    The smackaroos—crackers are delicious and remind me of real stone ground wheat crackers but these are made from nut flours so they are very low carb
    i like them better than the flackers actually but the flackers have very healthy ingredients. I like both crackers.
    i like the just the cheese snacks the just popped cheese is very hard but has a good taste. I expected those to be a lighter textured as it is actually popped cheese. I am not crazy about those really.
    still i am very happy with my oder.
    I am eating simple today and for a few days to get my weight moving downward
    i plan on making cookies this weekend. πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’ll have to try those smackaroos! Funny, I was craving thin crust pizza the other day. I resisted, but for some reason it kept coming to mind. I’m sure like you said a few days of eating super clean will have you right back on track. πŸ˜‰

      • Gina says:

        I am sure you would like the smackaroos. They are tin cruncy crackers much like the consistency of a regular carby whole grain cracker
        i am eating the crackers now with spinach dip and brie cheese. Yummy. 1 net carb for three good sized crackers. This is a meal for me
        funny but both of my cheat meals consisted of thin crust pizza of course with bacon and sausage. I WONDER why i crave that of all things
        i think tomorrow i will have the BBQ spinach steaks. Ha. We call them steaks. Lol. But it is sooooo delicious. I froze up a bunch of them.
        Back on track today…..
        no more cheats for me. Even the SF candy and extra nuts is somethi g that seems to stall me. πŸ™
        It’s all about trial and error with this. At least i am learni g what causes stalls for me…..i think. We shall see. πŸ™‚

        • Lynn Terry says:

          I find keeping it super simple and sticking to real foods (very basic) is when I lose weight best.

          That said, sometimes a little sugar free candy or some nuts is just what you need – and that’s okay too!

          When I really want to push the scales… I know how (3IMAX, real food, nothing fancy). πŸ˜‰

  7. Jennifer Stamper says:

    Down another 1.4 this week for a 7.3 total for this challenge. I’m finding myself coming up with different ideas for food choices and I’ve decided to watch my calories.. No more late night sweet tooth either! I am having kidney pains and was having stomach cramps that I believe was from my excessive amount of nuts I was consuming.. So I’ve backed off a bit and it seems to be helping. I’m sticking too it and I’ve been able to pass up lots of temptations.. Including homemade chicken and noodles I made my family for Sunday dinner yesterday.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Wow, Jennifer – GREAT results!! πŸ™‚

      I found eating more than a serving or two of nuts a day (consistently) upset my stomach too. As for the kidney pains, are you eating “high protein” by any chance? You want to limit your protein to 20-25% of your total daily calories, with 70% fat minimum. That’s important to avoid kidney issues.

      Sounds like you are figuring things out for yourself, which is smart. What you’re doing is obviously working!

      • Jennifer Stamper says:

        I began this diet on Aug 1st… My sister was already aboard. So, this is still very new to me and I am slowly figuring out how to get the fat up and protein down and still keep carbs down. I know that the protein is the beast for me because I experienced the same thing a few years back while doing a high protein diet. These posts, my sister, and of course your emails have helped me a lot. I am starting to even incorporate some exercises into my daily routine. I have noticed that I am not craving sweets and sugars and I’m fine without bread and all those other carbs.

        • Lynn Terry says:

          That’s great! That’s one of the best benefits of using low carb to lose weight. It’s a natural appetite suppressant AND it curbs your cravings. It totally changed my taste buds altogether. πŸ™‚

          Try chicken thighs instead of breasts. They taste better, they’re higher fat, and they’re cheaper too! Salmon instead of other fish. Tuna salad. Egg salad, deviled eggs, eggs & sausage.

          Avocado is a good healthy fat. I like it salted & fried in butter too – it’s like home fries. πŸ™‚

          You’ll notice I eat 1/2 cup (60 grams) of pecans every day. They are very high fat, so that helps me meet my macros. They’re great as a snack with cheeses and olives even.

          • Jennifer Stamper says:

            Thanks! Such great ideas! I absolutely LOVE pecans! I have been adding olives to salads as well. I am amazed at how satisfied and full I’ve become throughout the day. I pray I never get sick of pepperonis because they are my go to.

  8. Lisarob4 says:

    How do u count macro units not sure quite what this is about?

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