Monday Weigh-In & Easy Low Carb Meals


 
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The Spring Low Carb Challenge is in full swing, and running through July 1st. You can still join us if you haven’t already! πŸ™‚ See the low carb challenge page.

 

Keto SnacksToday is our Week Five Weigh In, so it’s time to check in and share your total number of pounds and/or inches lost since Monday April 3rd!;)

Below is my food & fitness diary for the weekend. I’m “eating low carb for one” and had a busy weekend, so hopefully this will give you some good ideas for quick & easy low carb meals.

I included my MyFitnessPal diaries too so you can see how I logged my meals…

Reminder: The Free Body Image Mastery Class starts this week. πŸ™‚ Make sure you’re signed up now so you don’t miss out!

 

Saturday’s Low Carb Meals

My healthy low carb breakfast on Saturday wasn’t until closer to lunchtime. I had 1/2 cup walnuts (60 grams), 1/4 cup Daisy Cottage Cheese & 4 small strawberries. That came to 7 net carbs and 80% healthy fat.

Healthy Low Carb Breakfast : Walnuts, Cottage Cheese, Strawberries

For lunch, which was more of an early dinner, I made a super quick “low carb meal for one” with what I had in the freezer:

Cooking Low Carb For One

The individual bacon wrapped beef filet was better than I expected. I bought two of those frozen, and they’re 5 ounce steaks – perfect for a quick meal for one person!

I roasted broccoli with olive oil and garlic powder, and added Spicy Chili Pili Nuts for a “spicy crunch” with my broccoli. πŸ™‚ That was a delicious combination!!

Quick, Easy Low Carb Meal For One

You want to buy Pili Nuts here because these are still wild harvested (not farmed yet) so they’re VERY nutrient dense. Use coupon code: LOWCARBTRAVELER (all caps) for a special discount. ♥

I went out that night with plans to go dancing and maybe get a late dinner, but the little Jazz / Blues place I used to like is closed – and it’s a grocery store now. πŸ˜› lol.

I ran into a friend in the city though and had a coffee, then decided to head home – and just had a pack of almonds on the way back.

Blue Diamond Almonds - Low Carb Snack On The Go

 

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Saturday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs

 

Sunday’s Low Carb Meals

For breakfast I had the new Double Chocolate Keto Kookie with cream cheese & peanut butter. Talk about a treat of a breakfast! I really love adding things to these low carb cookies to make them “less sweet” and more of a meal. πŸ™‚

Double Chocolate Keto Cookies

Click here for Keto Kookie flavors, ingredients & nutrition facts.

I was going to cook my other steak and finish the roasted veggies for lunch, but on a whim I decided to hike down the river and watch the sun set by the water. πŸ™‚

I just grabbed a plain low carb thickburger from Hardee’s on my way out:

Low Carb Thickburger from Hardee's (Plain with Cheese)

You can see in the picture above I’m wearing a mini skirt. That’s a Fabletics skirt & tank, and I had on their new “Lisette High-Waisted Short” under the skirt:

New Fabletics Shorts - Great For Swimming!

I had on one of their new high-impact full coverage sports bras on under my tank too, and that plus the shorts is great for a swim in the river on a hot hike. πŸ™‚

I really LOVE Fabletics for my indoor AND outdoor workouts!

I had a few pecans when I came in from my hike, but honestly… I was too wiped out to make or even eat dinner, and went straight to bed. πŸ˜›

 

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Sunday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs

Macronutrients: Simple Explanation Of Low Carb Macros

How To Get A Net Carbs Column in MyFitnessPal

Net Carbs: 14
Total Carbs: 21
Calories: 1042
Protein: 42 grams
79% Fat / 16% Protein

Exercise: Hiking
Fitbit Steps: 10,300
Water: 48 ounces

I did a fun fast-paced trail hike all the way downriver, crossed the river, and sat and enjoyed the sunset last night. πŸ™‚

It was great exercise, and a nice way to enjoy the evening!

Fitbit Fitness Goals

 

The shorts I showed you above are the same ones I was wearing on my last hike (below), under the American Eagle jumper.

I just ordered a second pair from Fabletics. They’re GREAT under your shorts or skirts. They’re very flattering since they’re high-wasited and they have good compression too, so I’ll even wear them under my sundresses all summer. πŸ™‚

That takes care of worrying about the wind blowing my dress up! lol… Plus they really make you look shapely.;)

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If you get invited you get a special deal. Here’s my invite link. You don’t have to pay a membership, and you can “skip a month” anytime. I do it all the time – so there’s no commitment. And they have GREAT quality active wear!

 

I’m preparing for a FUN Low Carb Road Trip, so stay tuned for what I pack and take along with me to make it an EASY low carb week – plus the creative low carb meals I find along the way, eating out. πŸ™‚

I look forward to hearing how your weekend went, and what you got into! I’m aiming for another hike (if not two!) this week since our weather is going to be so nice – however I can fit that in between work and being a grown-up (chores, blah -lol).

How are things going for you?

Don’t forget to weigh in, either here (just leave a comment below) or weigh-in in our private facebook group here.

Questions, comments – or struggling with anything?

Leave a comment & let’s talk. πŸ™‚

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. They’ll be shipping the next Keto Krate box tomorrow, so you’ll want to sign up now if you haven’t already – because they sell out FAST. πŸ˜‰

 

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12 Responses to Monday Weigh-In & Easy Low Carb Meals

  1. Roye says:

    Well I’m a late starter, I started (again) two weeks ago (April 24). But weigh-in this morning I’m down 5.8 lbs. I “fell off” this way of eating on Thanksgiving! :O. And have of course gained back all of the weight I lost. Plus I was drinking cabernet every night, so even when I was eating right, I wasn’t losing. I’ve had to give up wine/alcohol entirely in order to lose weight. :(.

    I’m hoping when I reach my goal of losing 30 lbs I’ll have a glass of wine or drink once in awhile but find that now it totally stalls my weight loss.

    I was doing great the first 2 weeks, got into ketosis (I think) and was losing, well my hubby Bless His Heart LOL, wanted to have margaritas & Mexican food for Cinco de Mayo. I love him and didn’t want to spoil his fun so I did have one margarita and a taco salad sans beans & rice. So I assume I’m starting over getting into ketosis again because of the alcohol.

    I’m not an alcoholic :), I’m 73 yrs old and never even drank at home until the last year when I started drinking red wine because “they” say it helps you live longer. Problem is I started to really enjoy it LOL.

    Anyway, I’m trying again because I can’t stand looking like I’m 8 months pregnant LOL.

    Thank you Lynn for all that you do to help us.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Welcome back, Roye – it’s so great to hear from you again! πŸ™‚

      I remember that you weren’t losing weight, but at least you weren’t gaining – and now you know you can and will gain off plan vs at least maintaining your weight loss.;)

      The same thing happens to me, which is when I decided to just stick it out no matter what – which I’m doing now actually, because my scales have been all over the place lately lol. Anyway, just staying on plan is the best thing I’ve ever done in this journey. And it finally *stopped* the dieting roller coaster thing – which was just frustrating and HARD. πŸ˜›

      I don’t think you’ll have any problem enjoying your wine in maintenance mode, considering you weren’t really gaining before when you enjoyed it.

      Next time you celebrate Mexican have a Michelob Ultra, or a rum & diet coke or something without sugar – and a taco salad without the shell. πŸ™‚ I just add grilled shrimp and avocado slices to mine to make it more “hearty.” πŸ™‚

      • Roye says:

        Thank you Lynn for your reply and for remembering me :). I kept thinking I’m not losing because of the wine, everyone was like, nah enjoy it. But when I stopped drinking I started losing.

        I do like Michelob Ultra and rum & diet coke is a go to drink occasionally, less carbs is good, but it’s the alcohol that stalls so it doesn’t matter what you drink sighhhhhh. I was good with the taco salad, I didn’t eat the shell or the beans & rice, but the margarita was lots of sugar as well as alcohol. I only had one though and I didn’t even finish that. Hoping to get back on track & into ketosis this week.

        Thanks Lynn, big hug.

        • Lynn Terry says:

          You know what it takes then, which is great – you’ve got it all figured out and know exactly what to do to reach your goals! πŸ˜‰

          I’m in the same boat. I know exactly what it will take to get this last 10 pounds off of me and get in amazing shape… so I’ve got my worked lined up for me. πŸ™‚ Here’s to an awesome spring & summer! *cheers*

          • Roye says:

            Bwahahaha, I know nothing LOL. And certainly don’t have it figured out but thanks to you I know what to eat LOL.

            I’m still having trouble logging my food in MFP, I don’t do it so I really don’t know if I’m 20g carbs & 70g fat, I just have a very hard time keeping track. I’m kind of a grazer, a little of this a little of that. And I find it very tedious to find and list every thing I eat. I wish there was an easier way.

  2. Janene says:

    Down 3.6 since April 3rd. Really happy with the changes since going lower carb.

  3. Lisa Freese says:

    I would like to thank you, you inspire me to lead a healthier life. I would like to ask you want kind of peanut butter to you use and or recommend?

  4. Sherry Smith says:

    Good morning, let me say i fell off the wagon, went on a carb binge and gained 8.4 lbs total before I came to my senses. I have been Doing this challenge since November with a total weight loss of 44 lbs initially and now 43 lbs. I back on track last week with a loss of 7.4 lbs yesterday for my weigh in. I am glad to be back on track I feel good about last week and hope to hit the next tens digit by Monday. Thanks Lynn for your inspiration and hope you are well.
    Sherry

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m doing GREAT, Sherry – thank you. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you got right back on track and lost that weight! You’re doing way TOO GOOD to let it all go now. πŸ˜‰

  5. A. says:

    I requested to join the facebook group but am late to the challenge.

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