Did You See Me In Woman’s World Magazine? :)


 

Lynn Terry, host of the Official Low Carb Challenge and Low Carb Classes, was featured in Woman’s World Magazine (August 2017) on Page 20.


 

I mentioned in my 3 Day Low Carb Food Diary post back in July that I would be in Woman’s World Magazine this month. Did you get a chance to see it? If not, flip through a copy at the store – I’m on page 20! 🙂

Lynn Terry in Woman's World Magazine - Fast Food Atkins Article, Page 20

 

The magazine article is specifically about “Fast Food Atkins” or eating low carb fast food on the go.

While I eat tons of healthy “real food” low carb meals which you see in my Daily Food Diaries here, I do love that you can easily stay on track practically anywhere – including:

– and anytime you’re on the go!

Of course, I also catch a lot of slack for that. 🙄 😛 lol…

We had a good discussion about eating low carb at McDonald’s on Facebook recently, following some negative comments about that on Instagram.

Note: When you order the “round fried eggs” they are real eggs, cracked on site. The sausage patties are not the best option in the world, and they are 1 carb each, but it is a quick & easy low carb meal when you’re on the road.

In the discussion I shared what you should know about eating low carb fast food.

Tip: Know what you’re eating.

McDonald’s provides a Nutrition Calculator right on their website: McDonald’s Nutrition Calculator. My 3 sausage patties & 3 fried eggs was 790 calories and 4 carbs. Not 2000 calories like someone fussed.:)

Is it the healthiest food you can eat? Nah. But it’s not a quarter pounder with fries & a milkshake either! 😉 And it’s low carb and within my macros – and keeps me fed when I’m on the road or on the go.

Your choices are your preference, and mine are mine.

My main tip here is: KNOW WHAT YOU’RE EATING.

For example, if you use the nutrition calculator you’ll KNOW that the ranch dressing at McDonald’s has TEN net carbs – and is not a good low carb choice.

Every major fast food & restaurant chain publishes their nutrition facts online, and many have nutrition calculators. Make good use of them! 🙂

Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr fast food chains even have Seedrah.com (Hardee’s spelled backwards, “the other side” of Hardee’s) for example.

I talked a lot about this in my Low Carb Class on “MyFitnessPal, Macros & Meal Tracking Made Easy!” You should always look up your meal choices before you eat them, make them, or order them. 😉 And ideally: log it before you eat it! Or at least log as you go – so you can easily stay within your ideal LCHF macros.

Anyway, this was my response to the “food snobs”… 😛 lol

My Low Carb Lifestyle - Eating LCHF at McDonald's won't kill you, lol

Photo taken on my hike in July following a low carb meal at McDonald’s

 

This is what the front cover of this issue of the Woman’s World Magazine looks like, in case you’re looking for it while you’re out & about this week:

Woman's World Magazine - Fast Food Atkins, August 2017

It’s VERY misleading, lol

That is not me on the front cover of course, and I do NOT eat hamburger buns. 😉 Unless they are Low Carb Hamburger Buns, which are just fine!

But I always eat my burgers in a lettuce wrap:

People ask me all the time if I miss bread…

I don’t. But I do still enjoy bread, even on a low carb diet!

I love the low carb sliced bread (ONLY from ONE company – the rest are no good!) and I also make easy low carb bread recipes at home including shortbread cookies and garlic cheese bread from almond meal.

Plus my personal favorite: Spinach Biscuits. 🙂

But for the most part, I eat very simple and “real food” low carb meals. Generally 3-5 ingredients max, even when I’m eating out or having take-out.

Lynn Terry, enjoying Low Carb Take-Out on the back deck

 

My health is important to me, and I do strive to make the healthiest choices no matter where I am or what I’m doing – whether I’m running errands, traveling, on vacation or just eating low carb at home alone.

That said, I’m all for whatever it takes to stay on track!

That includes enjoying low carb ice cream (instead of an all out sugar binge on the high carb stuff!), getting a lettuce wrapped burger or sausage & eggs from a drive-thru instead of high carb options, and finding low carb replacements for foods I like – like these delicious low carb cakes.

It’s those options that make it EASY to stay on track! 🙂

All you have to do is browse through a few of my food diaries here to see that I eat simple & clean most of the time. But this is “real life” and life is busy and full… and sometimes you just WANT a cupcake or a burger or a chocolate bar.

Fortunately… you can do that, with no guilt!;)

That’s one of the things I love about getting the Monthly Keto Krate Box, by the way. All of the products are guaranteed to be under 5 net carbs, to be Gluten Free, and to contain NO malitol. They are usually premium specialty products like organic foods and higher quality food products – which helps me mix things up and keep things interesting, and never get bored eating low carb. 🙂

Did you see the magazine article?

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on the article, and on dining out or eating low carb fast food. Do you find it pretty easy to “stay low carb” no matter where you are, or do you have any questions about sticking to low carb choices on the go?

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. Speaking of magazines, I found this on Amazon recently:

Lose It! The LCHF Way ~ Magazine

 

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24 Responses to Did You See Me In Woman’s World Magazine? :)

  1. shelley j kelley says:

    I am so happy and excited for you! Congratulations on being recognized for all of your hard work.

  2. Stephanie says:

    While moving this summer with two young children and the craziness of getting settled in a new home and new job while also still trying to enjoy our summer, being able to eat low carb fast food saved me. While doing other diets to lose weight in the past, when life got crazy, the diet failed. With this way of eating, success can still be had in the craziness of life. Thank you for sharing your journey with so many.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That’s exactly what I love about it too, Stephanie. It doesn’t matter where you are, what you’re doing, what crazy situation or circumstance you find yourself in – you can easily eat low carb. 🙂 I love that!

      That’s what makes it sustainable as a lifestyle choice, which allows you to stay healthy and keep the weight off – compared to “diets.”

  3. Gaye Miller says:

    I picked up a copy of the magazine…cause it’s got my favorite low carb blogger in it. The reason you are my favorite is because you are so PRACTICAL. I always check menus online before going somewhere new to eat. I am a little confused about the article stating 40 carbs a day for weight loss. Really? I’m in a loonng stall. Maybe I should increase my carbs from 20 to 40 ??? Keep up the great work, Lynn! Very proud of you being featured in the mag. I don’t know how you do it all, but I’m sure glad you do.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Gaye. 🙂 The article is based on Atkins phases. I stay on a ketogenic low carb diet, which is basically “Phase One” of Atkins: 20 net carbs max, 70% fat minimum.

      I go through long “stalls” as well, with only slight fluctuations. That’s actually normal further into your weight loss journey, and *especially* if you’re within 20’ish pounds of a goal weight.

      Those last 10-20 pounds are the MOST challenging. 😛

      My advice: Try the 3IMAX method for 2 weeks: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/6064/3-ingredients-rule/ Cut out any bars, shakes & processed foods and go super simple with 3 ingredients max per plate – all real/whole foods and very simplified. It works like a charm!

  4. Gaye Miller says:

    Thank you so much for that advice and the link. I will definitely give it a try. And you are right – I am within 17 lbs of my goal. I’ve lost 65 lbs since July of 2016.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Wow, Gaye – that’s amazing! Congrats, and KUDOS for taking control of your health and sticking it out with your weight loss goals over the past year. 🙂 Way to go!!

      And yes, that last ~20 pounds is tough. I’m in the dreaded STUBBORN ~10 pound range myself, so I totally get it. Just keep eating for your health, keep it as simple as you can, and try that 3IMAX method to speed things up a little. 😉

      • Lynn Terry says:

        p.s. If you want to “lean up” a little, and super quick, while you’re eating low carb… add some body weight muscle building into the mix.

        Easy things you can do quickly at home like Tricep Dips, crunches, and other things that will “add muscle weight” but make you LOOK leaner and more healthy.

        Those smaller muscles (you know, the ones that show: arms, calves, etc) are EASY to tone FAST. 😉

  5. Kathy D says:

    We have a celeb in our midst!! 🙂 I don’t get the magazine, but me Kindle will accommodate me on this one! 🙂 And for the food snobs…”Success is the best revenge!” You look just terrific, and represent just what we keto-ers are about. Slow and steady. Good going, girl!

  6. Amy h says:

    Well I was ready to switch things up out of frustration. One day last week I stepped on the scale and was up two pounds. I had been eating really well and thought I should be down and then it was up. So today it was make or break and I was down four. Woo hoo. This is a lot for me because I lose one pound a week at most. On another note tying into your fast food article… I had Wendy’s yesterday. Two jr bacon cheeseburgers with extra lettuce. I took the bun off of course. These were delicious. So I will keep on keeping on.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Amy! You know those little minor fluctuations throughout the week(s) are totally normal. 😉 Just keep in mind the body is going through all sorts of things at any given time. Sometimes related to sleep or stress, sometimes to certain foods (or food combinations) that take longer to digest, hormone cycles, you name it!

      I’m so glad you stuck it out! Sounds like it was well worth it. 🙂

  7. Congratulations, Lynn! 🙂

    We don’t have Woman’s World in the UK, but having attended your class, I am sure that your article will inspire many people to at least start thinking about their food choices. What is good about low carb is that you don’t need to starve – like with most diets, so living a low carb lifestyle should not be an issue, especially considering multiple health benefits that come with weight loss. Having started with it, I don’t see myself ever going back. May your success grow, as well as the number of people who are as inspired by you as I am!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you so much, Galina! I didn’t actually write the article, and it’s more about Atkins than anything, but they did include a great feature photo and a few quotes from me. All things you’ve heard here of course. 😉

      I agree about not having to go hungry, which is one of the things I LOVE about the low carb lifestyle as a means of losing weight, maintaining your weight loss, and just getting healthier in general. That and the fact that it’s so EASY and also easily sustainable long term. 🙂

  8. Susan says:

    Great article!! I’m glad you were able to highlight WOE. Thank you for all your tips!! Looking forward to the 90 day challenge in September.

  9. kelli says:

    You’re an inspiration and I enjoyed the article, but the real question is, where did you get your top? It looks beautiful on you!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      lol Kelli! Thank you 🙂 🙂 I bought it online ages ago, from an odd store. It turns out everything was in Asian sizes (super tiny, lol) so it took me forever to finally fit into that beautiful bright red wrap blouse! 😛 And it was one of only a few pieces I ordered I could ever wear (lesson learned!). But it was worth the wait. 🙂 It’s soft and silky and comfortable… and I love the color!

      That’s why I stick with stores I’m familiar with now, for all the online shopping I do, that have very consistent sizing. 😉 But thank you again! My photographer chose it. She was amazing to work with.

  10. Janet Adams says:

    I left a comment on the 90 Day Challenge Site, but I’ll ask you here. My husband picked me up the magazine, and congratulations on being featured. The article seemed to be mostly about Atkins and not Keto. About staying under 40 carbs and not 20, then another woman talked about staying under 30. So my question was, are we on Atkins or Keto. They are different plans.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Janet 🙂 Yes, the article was about Atkins. What I do is a ketogenic low carb diet, which is very low carb, high fat, moderate protein. Or: 20 net carbs max, 70% fat minimum, 25% protein max.

      That is the same as Atkins Phase One.

      The only real difference between Atkins and Keto is the other phases of Atkins, which phase up into higher carb amounts as you mentioned.

      Once you are in maintenance, meaning you reached your healthiest weight – and your healthiest state overall – I should think it’s fine to add in healthy carbs. Meaning higher carb vegetables and perhaps lower sugar fruits, in moderation of course.

      Most people could go to more of a “Paleo” style way of eating at that point and easily maintain their weight – although perhaps NOT maintain a state of ketosis.

      I have not reached my goal weight yet, so I can’t say for certain what it will take to maintain it, but that’s something we all have to figure out. Obviously it won’t be going back to the way we ate before going low carb. 😉 lol

      There are so many health benefits to a ketogenic diet, so for some it is definitely a way of life – to control things like seizures, inflammation & chronic pain, fibromyalgia symptoms, etc.

      But to answer your question, the 90 Day Challenge is definitely considered a “keto” low carb diet. With the goal being to get and stay in ketosis (fat burning mode).

  11. Darlene says:

    Congratulations! That is super cool to be included in Women’s World magazine.

    I use to buy the magazine all the time, but haven’t for a bit.
    Yesterday, when shopping, I looked at the cover of the magazine and it wasn’t this one. I will look again this week. Hope I did not miss it.

    The picture you included here in your blog post, of you under the water fall, saying you eat McDonalds, is perfect!

    Eating low carb works best for me as well. I have lost weight in the past following low carb, and I am gearing up to start again on Sept 1st.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Darlene 🙂 And lol at that picture!! haha

      The issue is dated August 28th if that helps.

      I’m glad you’re joining us for the Fall Challenge! I’m aiming to finally get to my “ideal weight” (I’m still curious what that is, lol) and get in amazing shape, so I’m going to challenge myself more than ever this go round. 😉

      Of course I continue to stay on track even between challenges, so stay tuned here for ideas & inspiration as you get ready for the official challenge to begin. And feel free to join me and get a head start! 🙂

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