Fun Food Diary! Keto Love, 4 Low Carb Meals + Macro Talk: Ratios vs Grams


 

Keto SnacksAs promised, I’m getting back to my Daily Food Diaries, and sharing my MyFitnessPal logs with you. 🙂

It’s so late on Friday now… that it’s practically Saturday, lol. But this is my low carb food diary for “yesterday” – which actually means Thursday.:)

I’ve had a crazy week. Between extra consulting work, TONS of email, some kind of allergy attack, a full on migraine with the storms that passed through, scheduling a photo shoot for a magazine article, etc it’s just been a nutty FULL week around here!

There were a couple of days I had deadlines to work on AND didn’t feel well that I just had to power through. Thursday was one of those days. 🙄

Fortunately Aaron stepped in and saved the day. 😉

Low Carb Food Diary ~ My LCHF Lifestyle

 

Aaron made ALL of our low carb meals on Thursday, and even did the dishes – behind my back. 😛 He’s self employed with a “mobile office” like me, so he just worked from my home office that day… and helped me out. What an amazing man, hey?! 🙂

I did make the afternoon snack though. And it was REALLY good! Here are the four meals I had yesterday – because that snack was definitely a meal, lol

Thursday’s Low Carb Meals & Macros

Breakfast was eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese, and fresh sliced strawberries. I do have to guesstimate a little bit about the amounts (servings) when he cooks, but he’s great about noting the ounces & ingredients.

I love how his strawberries always look like hearts. 🙂 I’m starting to wonder if he does that on purpose.;)

Easy, Healthy Low Carb Breakfast

Given I wasn’t feeling well, he made me a pile of fresh greens for lunch: baby spinach and spring mix topped with boiled eggs & cherry tomatoes.

His goal is “a cup of fresh greens every day.” I like that goal!

Easy, Healthy Low Carb Salad

I just realized I forgot to log the dressing. 😐 Oh, and I added some pepitas (seasoned pumpkin seeds) to my salad too. Those I *did* log!

Usually I have ranch and he has honey mustard (the one exception to his otherwise sugar-free lifestyle), but we decided to try the Greek Avocado Oil Vinaigrette by Primal Kitchen that I got in one of my Keto Krate boxes.

They’re the same company that makes the Avocado Oil Chipotle Lime Mayo I love so much. 🙂 And HA, I just realized they make a Low Carb Honey Mustard Vinaigrette too! Aaron will love that. He’s a big fan of the Primal Kitchen products too.;)

Primal Kitchen Low Carb Salad Dressing & Marinade

We both really loved this dressing. It has a very “greek” flavor to it with a strong oregano flavor. It would be GREAT as a low carb marinade!!

Later that afternoon we had a delicious low carb snack of Ginger Turmeric FatSnax cookies made into a “cookie sandwich” with kosher cream cheese, plus raw pecans:

FatSnax Low Carb Cookie Sandwich - LCHF Snack Ideas

The Ginger Turmeric is my FAVORITE flavor! See my FatSnax Love Story. 😉

For dinner we finished the leftover shrimp & cauliflower rice meal we made the night before, with another salad of fresh greens topped with grilled chicken:

Healthy Low Carb Meal Ideas

I didn’t use any dressing on the salad at dinner, because it was SO delicious just like it was! Especially with those juicy little cherry tomatoes! Which tanked my carb count for the day of course, having them twice in one day…

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Thursday:

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary with Net Carbs Column

I still did pretty good at only 25 net carbs. Especially since it was a LONG day! 🙂

Net Carbs: 25
Total Carbs: 37
Calories: 1602
Protein: 78 grams
73% Fat / 20% Protein
Water: 64 ounces

How To Get A Net Carbs Column in MyFitnessPal

Macronutrients: Simple Explanation Of Low Carb Macros

The link above explains the Fat/Protein Ratio and why that’s important. And also why you have to go by percentages or ratios instead of grams – because some proteins are also fats.

Here’s an illustration of that, which is from my food diary above:

Low Carb Macros - Ratios vs Grams

 

In case you missed the previous updates 🙂 Aaron and I met through a local hiking group last November and hit it off right away. We have TONS in common from our love of the outdoors to fitness goals and food compatibility, and of course both being business owners with flexible working hours & a “mobile office.”

He eats mainly pescatarian (vegetarian + dairy & seafood, plus some chicken). He prefers gluten free, sugar free and organic foods. So he’s low carb / keto – and he cooks! But he loves my quirky low carb meals, REALLY enjoys the variety of low carb food products I have to review (lol), and best of all: HE EATS SIMPLE, like me. 🙂

A low carb love story that rivals my affair with FatSnax LCHF cookies ;-)

 

In case you can’t tell from the photo above, I appreciate him like crazy! ♥

Having someone kind and FUN and healthy in my life has been a wonderful thing. 🙂

We dated briefly back last winter, but just reconnected in April… and have been practically inseparable ever since. 🙂

We travel together too. Here are just a few of my favorite recent pictures:

Keto Couple - Traveling Low Carb Together!

We’re planning a BIG hike this weekend. I’ve been so tied up with work this week I haven’t had a chance to get out, or even do my home workouts (seriously Lynn, that’s NO excuse!), so I’m anxious to get out and play in the sunshine & waterfalls. 😉

How are things going with you?

I would love to hear how YOUR summer is going, and what you’re eating this week. What’s something NEW you’ve tried lately that you really like, or one of your favorite low carb meals that you eat on the regular?

Leave a comment & let’s chat!

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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10 Responses to Fun Food Diary! Keto Love, 4 Low Carb Meals + Macro Talk: Ratios vs Grams

  1. Jean says:

    Good morning, Lynn

    Philadelphia Cream Cheese Kosher – where do you purchase that?
    This week I’ve kept it simple with basically a three ingredient plate. Wow, does that help with the carb count. Thanks to my best friend, Ruthanne (who also has been doing lchf for 16 months and has lost over 100 pounds) I purchased (Amazon) small 1 – 2 oz single serving containers to portion out nuts. With the help of a food scale I do 1 oz per container which pretty much fills it. So now if I’m hungry I can grab and go and know exactly how many ounces I’ve consumed. I can also use the containers to measure out dressing for a to go salad or whatever I need to get better control over when it comes to portions (Lily Chocolate?!?!)
    Love your blog and keep it coming!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Jean 🙂 Usually you can only get kosher philly during passover, but for some reason my little local grocery had a HUGE stock of it, so I’ve been buying 4-5 bars at a time – knowing it’ll run out soon. 😛 It’s much lower in carbs with very few ingredients, so I wish it was freely available year round!

      The 3IMAX method works GREAT. It does make it easier to track for sure, but it also really helps with both digestion & weight loss. 😉 Here’s the link about that for anyone else interested: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/6064/3-ingredients-rule/

      Portions & weighing/measuring are key, so that was a smart move! That makes it a lot easier on you too, I’m sure. Simple is GOOD!

  2. Amy h says:

    Ok a week in. Got through the Keto flu. Drank chicken broth and at work I sprinkled salt in my water to help with salt intake. Down about a pound each day so I can’t complain.
    Ate grilled chicken, hamburger patties, hot dog, lots of salad and lots of broccoli…

    • Lynn Terry says:

      You’re doing great, Amy! 🙂 Getting through keto flu is tough sometimes, so I’m glad you got THAT behind you. Ugh. It’s a great reason for me NOT to eat off plan anytime I’m tempted, lol.

      Are you tracking too? It sounds like you’re doing fine, but if you get bored with your meals… just know there is tons of variety out there! I use this list to try to come up with something new to try: https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/atkins-20/phase-1/low-carb-foods I don’t do programs or phases, but that’s a GREAT low carb food list to browse over. 😉

  3. Leticia Factor says:

    Thank you for the posts. You are inspirational. I’ve been doing low carb since 2013 when I got to my all time highest weight. I have lost 45 lbs. Good, but would have been better, if I had been consistent these past 4 years. But with your help, I am doing better. Today is day 4 of restarting and I feel great. This time around I feel like I can do this for life. Again thank you for your posts, gives me encouragement to not give up. Congrats on your relationship.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Leticia 🙂 I’m so glad you feel inspired & encouraged to make it a true lifestyle change! I went through that the first few years myself. It’s hard making such a huge change, but once you commit to totally changing your life… WOW, it actually gets EASY. 😉 Congrats on losing 45 pounds, that makes such a BIG difference! And kudos for taking control of your health!! *cheers*

  4. Mary Jo Klos says:

    Your posts are super inspiring and are helping me get/stay on track post extensive back surgery! Thank you so much!! Your positive upbeat approach is awesome.

    Take Care, Mary Jo

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Mary Jo! 🙂 Back Surgery sounds like a BIG deal. I hope recovery has been / is going well? Eating healthy is key to recovery, so kudos for taking care of YOU!

  5. Vickie says:

    I know that this post is a few days old but I just got to read it. I can see from the pictures that you both are enjoying each other. I am so happy for you and Aaron.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Vickie 🙂 It’s great to hear from you! I really appreciate your kind words. 🙂 I hope your week is going well and you’re enjoying the summer! *cheers*

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