Join Us! 60 Day Year-End Low Carb Challenge


Low Carb ChallengeWow! What an amazing year we’ve had together so far. 🙂

If you’re just now joining in… Welcome!

Since there aren’t 90 days left in the year, we’re going to finish 2016 strong with a year-end 60 day challenge.

Start Date: Tue, November 1st
We’ll run November 1st through December 30th, for 60 full days, with a weekly weigh-in every Tuesday.

Please read this entire page. It contains important links, information & challenge details. It should answer any questions you have, but if not you can leave a comment/question for me below. I’m happy to help any way I can!

Note: All material provided on this site and throughout this challenge is intended for informational & motivational purposes only and is not professional medical advice. Consult your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program.

How To Sign Up & Join In

If you received this by email, you’re good to go! Just make sure you are also in the Challenge Group on Facebook. You can find the link on the Challenge Page.

Otherwise sign up below now, and you’ll get the details in your inbox! Watch for a confirmation request and confirm your email address -or you’ll miss out!

If you’re not on Facebook, that’s okay! You can still join in and follow along simply by subscribing via email and participating with me right here. 🙂

Either way you’ll want to get connected on your favorite social channel so we can stay in touch, so you’ll get my helpful tips & updates plus easy low carb food ideas. You’ll find the links to my channels below at the end of this post.

Challenge Details Plus Important Links & Information

The Year-End Challenge runs from November 1st to December 30th, 2016.

The Starting Weigh-In Thread link if you’re participating in the Challenge Group.

Make sure you weigh-in at the link above, in a comment below here on this post, or in your MyFitnessPal account (or whatever app/method you use to track your progress).


Join us for a 9 weeks of FUN, challenging ourselves to be healthier & leaner & stronger than ever before!

This challenge is only 9 weeks, just 2 months, only 60 days. It’s enough time to break bad habits, create new habits, improve your health dramatically, lose a substantial amount of weight, and feel amazing!

The timing is perfect to be leaner & looking awesome for the holidays! 🙂

The challenge: To eat low carb for 60 full days!

That means: 20 net carbs per day max, 70% fat minimum.

By committing to this challenge you agree to stay on track for 60 days by eating 20 net carbs per day MAX, and at least 70% of your calories in healthy fats.

What You Need To Know To Get Started:

Checklist For Getting Started With Low Carb

Learn the Common Low Carb Terms & Acronyms

Macros & Carb Tracking Made Simple!

Struggling or Not Losing Weight Eating Low Carb? Read This

LCHF: Low Carb High Fat Diet Explained

Ketosis & Low Carb Flu Explained (What To Expect!)

How To Track Your Meals & Tracking Net Carbs

How Much Water Should You Drink? Read This

Throughout the challenge, I host FUN mini-challenges and share helpful tips & creative ideas. Watch for those! There will be a new theme every week. 🙂 You’ll receive those details by email, and also find those in the Challenge Facebook Group.

Year-End Challenge To-Do List

1. Weigh yourself first thing in the morning. This is the only true weigh, as your weight fluctuates 5 pounds or more throughout a single day. Post/Log your starting weight today.

2. Set up MyFitnessPal and record your weight there, and also log all of your meals.

This is how I have MyFitnessPal Set Up To Track Net Carbs.
That only works online, not on mobile/tablet.

3. Take body measurements as well, and record those in MyFitnessPal too.

Sometimes you’ll lose more inches than pounds, and it’s another great way to track your progress!

4. I highly recommend you take a “before photo” today. You’ll regret not having pictures to compare! Sometimes the scales may not show much loss, but comparison photos tell a different story. 🙂

5. Read The 8 links above. Educate yourself on how the Low Carb Diet (and this challenge) works!



Do These Steps:

  • Sign up by email at
    This will put you on the list to receive official challenge updates. This is not the same as Facebook emails from the group, so make sure you subscribe if you haven’t already!
  • Read the Pinned Post in the Facebook Group
    Plus the Getting Started links I shared above. This will eliminate A LOT of repeat questions! 🙂 The Group Rules are posted there as well.

^ Make sure you have all of these steps covered!



Here’s to an AWESOME challenge together! 🙂 *cheers*

I want to help you every step of the way. I’ll be here for you, and like always I’ll share tips & ideas & thoughts with you along the way to help you through all of the challenges of losing weight and getting healthy. I’ll share my own meals with you for ideas, as well as my MyFitnessPal food diaries, for live examples.

If you’re in the Facebook Group, keep an eye out for my updates there. You can always do a search in the group for “Lynn Terry” to see if you missed one.

On my Facebook Page, you can get online and hover over the Like Button and choose to Get Notifications so you don’t miss a single update!

Like LowCarbTraveler on Facebook

That, plus my live examples & motivational emails every morning will help keep great ideas in front of you, and help to keep you on track. 🙂

Questions / Comments / Thoughts? Leave a note below!

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler


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60 Responses to Join Us! 60 Day Year-End Low Carb Challenge

  1. Lisa Finnegan says:

    Thank you so much for all you do Lynn, you have changed my life 🙂

  2. Jen says:

    Weighing in: 170lbs.

    I have followed you on Instagram for a few months and am looking forward to a bit of fun to end off the year. A low carb challenge is about right! I will send the link to a friend or two as well!

  3. Rosie says:

    I have being doing low carbs since January of this year . I have lost quite a few pounds . Being apart of this challenge will help me to attain my goal . I am looking forward to the challenge.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Welcome Rosie 🙂 Congrats on your success already this year! Here’s to finishing strong, and stepping into the New Year healthier and feeling awesome! 🙂 *cheers*

  4. Annmarie says:

    Hi Lynn, I have been on the diet since May though not on your group.I started @ 90 kg and my desires weight was 75kg. I got there but been fluctuating between 73 and 71kg.I don’t want to loose more but to maintain it.My tummy still isn’t flat though but my skin glows and radiates ,I look and feel so light and sleep well too unlike when I weighed more.I need to get rid of the belly fat and maintain my weight…

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Annmarie 🙂

      The best thing to do is toning and strength training, with light weights or your body weight. Adding muscle is lean weight, so that will help you maintain your overall weight while you lose the rest of your body fat.

  5. Julie says:

    172.5. Would love to eventually get to 140.

  6. Amy says:

    Starting BACK at 161 today… I woke up feeling powerful, which is what I needed and hoped for. Just turned 30 yesterday and I decided once and for all…this is my time. I have some habits that need to be kicked immediately. I need to keep believing in myself, or get myself out of the depression slump faster and stronger than this last round. More exercise, less naughty habits. More smiles…less sulking. More love. More kindness. Less weight. I can’t wait to see…if this really is my time to shine. Thank you Lynn, for helping keep me going 🙂

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I hope you had a very happy & fun 30th birthday, Amy. 🙂 I’m thrilled to hear you got your motivation back!! I love your goals. I am finding more of those things go hand in hand than I realized, and am working on the same things.

      I even went back to my daily gratitude journal. I’m also making it a point to do things that make me SMILE, and getting as much fresh air and sunshine as I can – while we’ve had such great weather.

      It really IS your time to shine. I have discovered it’s not something we wait for, but something we create. And you’ve got what it takes to make that happen! 🙂

  7. Twyla U. Williams says:

    Starting weight for this challenge 186.5

  8. Tammy Harless says:

    I am just over my goal which is 125. I weighed in this morning at 136.2. I have had some life happen in the last month. I lost my father and my sisters and assumed care of our 85 year old dementia mother. I have lost all focus and been doing alot of stress eating which I thought I had under control. I weighed 133 when he died so I know if I get it under control now I will be fine. Just really need to get that focus back and hoping this will help me. Thanks so much for your posts. They really inspire me to try harder because I know it can be done. I started at 192 about 6 years ago and have worked hard to get where I am. Thanks for this challenge. I plan to embrace it.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m so sorry for your losses and struggles, Tammy. I know just how overwhelming grief can be. I’ve been there. When Molly died last year, that changed. I realized nothing I ate would bring her back – or change anything – and that’s when I stopped turning to food. Or when I realized it had never helped, at all.

      I’m glad you’re joining us. It’s one thing in your life you CAN control, which is a good grounding point while other things settle. *hugs*

  9. adele says:

    Determined to change my lifestyle. 178 this morning. Reading everyone’s posts and feeling determined to be the best I can be. Started this morning . Clinging to the wagon this time.

  10. adele says:

    Joining 178 today. feeling determined. reading Lynn’s inspirational posts!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      You will find it’s much easier once you are 3-5 days in, and it won’t require any “clinging” on at all. 🙂 A low carb diet is a natural appetite suppressant, and kills your cravings, which helps A LOT.

      Determined is a great starting point!! *cheers*

  11. Marti says:

    I’m in for the challenge weighing in at 133 this morning which really has me thinking…I’ve lost 4 pounds in the last two weeks which is REALLY not normal for me at all. This is so strange because I have been increasing my carbs slowly to learn how I can maintain my weight….still LC foods just more. Is it possible the 20 carbs per day is to low for me and was actually slowing down my weight loss? I feel great and exercise everyday. The only thing different is that I’m eating a little more.
    I know with Holidays coming up this will be THE challenge…to maintain. I can’t believe it has almost been a year since I started this woe. I didn’t set a goal weight but just knew I wanted to feel better and get healthy! Having said that, I have lost 41 lbs so far this year! Omg, I can’t believe it really. This woe works and becomes a habit you won’t ever want to break. I wish I had learned this year’s ago. So to everyone just starting, hang in there. It works!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Wow, congrats on losing 41 pounds already this year Marti!! 🙂 That’s AWESOME.

      I think it may just be a case of mixing things up. Sometimes our bodies get used to our routines and numbers. I doubt eating super low carb slowed down your weight loss though. It could have just been a normal “hold” pattern in your weight loss trend – which happens to me all the time (now that we’re in the 130’s especially). I went through the same thing recently without changing my macros at all. 😉

      Anyway, I love to hear your changing your entire lifestyle in so many healthy ways, and determined to maintain that!

  12. Ronda says:

    I am just finding this challenge which began today. Is it too late to join since I did not weigh in this morning?

  13. Melissa says:

    Joining & committing to the 60 Day Challenge for the first time. I’ve been following Lynn for a few months now & have gone back & read over most of her post since the first challenge began back in the spring. Hoping to make new changes & they all stick this time. I’ve played around with LC for almost 3 years now. I’ve lost, gained, lost, gained, lost… well you get the picture. Ready to say that forever good-bye & start new.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Awesome, Melissa – I’m glad you joined in! 🙂

      I went through that as well, and finally got sick of starting/stopping, starting over, losing the same pounds over and over – and just got OFF that roller coaster. You’ll be SO glad you did. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. 😉

  14. Sherry Smith says:

    Starting weight 216.4, goal 155.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Welcome Sherry! 🙂

      • Sherry Smith says:

        Well I started Gung hoo yesterday, took a nap in the afternoon and woke up and acted like a carb monster eating every high carb thing I could find. Should I try again, this seems to be my weakness, always starting and giving up. Just don’t know where to pull that will power from.

        • Lynn Terry says:

          Hi Sherry,

          Yes – just get super committed and jump right back in! 🙂 Why do YOU think you start/stop – or give up? Why do you WANT to change your lifestyle and lose weight?

          I think finding a strong WHY, a solid reason, really helps a lot.

  15. Angela says:

    Just signed up!! I’m so excited! Thank you so much for going to all the work to share your insight and learning!

  16. Misty says:

    Hello. I’m a day late but ready for this challenge. I don’t have fb tho. Any other way to stay connected? My weight on Tuesday was 166 lbs.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Misty 🙂 Right here is good! I assume you are getting these updates by email? If not, make sure you subscribe – then we can stay accountable and connected here throughout the challenge. 🙂

  17. Sherry Smith says:

    So unknowingly I started my day with 20 carbs of white chocolate raspberry coffee creamer, should I just try to keep my carbs as low as possible today or wait another day, I am feeling doomed and dumb

    • Amy says:

      I would try to just keep it under 30 for the day then! Don’t starve yourself, just try to keep them low 🙂 30 is still really good, just go back to 20 tomorrow!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      It’s a learning process. Don’t be too hard on yourself, just start reading labels and tracking what you eat/drink so you’ll know as you go. 🙂

      I use sugar free hazelnut powdered creamer – Coffee Mate brand. It’s rich and creamy, delicious, and only 1 carb per TBSP.

      • Sherry Smith says:

        I did it, even after starting my day yesterday with 20 carbs of coffee creamer, I still stayed under 30 for the day, yippee. Today I used SF French Vanilla syrup and a shot of Atkins vanilla shake, yuck! Going to the store today to get heavy whipping cream. So day 2, I’m going to stick with it till the end of year to see what happens;)

        • Lynn Terry says:

          My coffee was the hardest transition for me at first too. 😉 I hope you like the Coffee-Mate sugar free hazelnut powder. It’s lower in carbs than the liquid, and the best flavor they make!

          • Sherry Smith says:

            Ok so here is my coffee solution, 2 Tblsp. Land of Lakes heavy whipping cream, 1 Tblsp. SUGAR FREE FRENCH vanilla syrup=0 carbs and it is good

          • Lynn Terry says:

            Hi Sherry! I’m glad you found something you like. 🙂 Even though the heavy whipping cream SAYS zero carbs on the label, it is .4 carbs per TBSP (7 carbs per cup) so you want to count 1 carb per 2 TBSP for each cup of coffee.

            They are allowed to say zero carbs on the label because it’s “less than one per serving.”

  18. Lisa White says:

    I must be doing something wrong. I’ve been in the facebook group 90 day low carb challenge and posted in it the other day but now it’s gone? I can’t find it when searching or anything?

  19. Sherry Smith says:

    Wow, so how do I know that when shopping? I feel like what i’m eating is not really all that great. How do I learn these things? I’ve been trying to educate myself, but not sure ??

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Sherry,

      You’ll learn as you go. The “negligible carbs” aren’t a big concern in the beginning anyway. And you’re in a great community here to learn all the cool hacks. 😉 Eggs are also .4 carbs each, so they should be counted as 1 carb for 2 eggs.

      Why do you feel what you’re eating is not great? What kind of foods are you eating?

  20. Sherry Smith says:

    I do track on the fitness pal on my phone, however I do not get the net carbs as you stated on the Web site, but I check my carbs , fiber and come up with my net carbs, correct? Then I monitor my fat and protein intake.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Yes, that’s what’s important. I keep it simple: 20 net carbs max, 70% fat minimum. You can switch to the graph at the top right and see your ratios in a graphic there.

  21. Sherry Smith says:

    Great, I got it:) thanks so much for all your help, I feel like I have worried you to death. I do have one more question , is butter a healthy fat? I never thought it was, is there somewhere the healthy fats are listed? Thank you again and can’t wait to weight in tomorrow

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Not at all – questions are good! 🙂 Real butter is a healthy fat, yes. It should be very few ingredients. I use Land o Lakes salted butter sticks. The very best on the market is Kerrygold butter, but any “real butter” is fine.

      Other healthy fats include pecans, walnuts, salmon, avocado, coconut oil, natural peanut butter, real cheese, etc. Animal fats are not unhealthy either – a good juicy ribeye steak, for example. Try to eat meat & greens + healthy fats, and as much real/whole food as possible – for the best results.

  22. Sherry Smith says:

    Whoo hoo I am down 7.4 lbs in 5 days must be doing something right:)

  23. Grace Hayward says:

    I am from UK and do not know of any outlets for low carb products hear in UK. If anyone knows of any I would be grateful. Thank you

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Grace 🙂 I don’t have any local stores for these things either. Except my store DID recently start carrying almond meal! Does yours? Otherwise I order online. Can you order from Amazon there??

  24. Veronica Myles says:

    Hey’s late but I’m joining. .

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  26. Evelyn Smith says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I am glad to see you back online again. I thought you quit posting so I think I am double suscribed. I got off track over the holidays and gained two lbs. Time to get back ON track and losing again. I enjoy your emails and recipes.
    Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas and will have a Healthy and Happy New Year all year.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Evelyn 🙂 Did you get two copies of the last few updates? If so, let me know and I’ll take care of that for you.

      Happy New Year to you as well! 🙂 *cheers*

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