3 Day Low Carb Food Diary, plus: See Me in Woman’s World Magazine Soon!


 

Keto SnacksIt’s been a crazy, busy, full, (thankfully better!) whirlwind of a week since my last note to you on Monday! 😉

In that note I was talking about lack of motivation, and kick-starting your butt in gear when you have to.:)

That’s exactly what I’ve been up to!

I also did a FUN photo shoot on Wednesday for an upcoming feature in Woman’s World Magazine. You’ll be able to see me in the August issue! 🙂

I’ll be sure to let you know more as I get the details myself, and whether you’ll be able to see the article online at their website or not. I know you can get the Kindle edition (online version) free for 30 days, and you can read that on any computer or device.

While I was checking that out, look what I found!! A LCHF Magazine. 🙂 🙂

Lose It! The LCHF Way ~ Magazine

How cool is that?! 😉

My Low Carb Meals This Week…

My meals have been all over the place this week, but my weight has NOT. It hasn’t budged in days, so I’m holding steady (a little up!) at 142.4 pounds.

Regardless of what the scales say, I do FEEL leaner than I did earlier this week – less bloated, more energy, etc. I’ll show you some pictures in a minute. 😉

I’m not at all concerned with it, and just going with the flow through a super busy / chaotic month. Admittedly I’ve been eating some convenience foods (low carb of course), missed a meal here and there, my sleep is off, etc. But I *am* back to getting regular exercise and working on straightening out my sleeping/eating schedule.

You’ll find that weight loss is not linear. You’ll have holds and fluctuations as a very normal part of your weight loss trend, but if you stay consistent it will be an overall downward trend.

And of course if you do intense workouts, like my two serious hikes this week, the scales generally won’t move for a few days due to a normal “muscle recovery” period. The key is just to focus on living a healthy active lifestyle, and let the scales say what they will – because they are NOT the whole picture.;)

 

Monday’s Low Carb Meals

Monday was a very long day where I got up early and stayed up late, so I had four “meals” that day. Starting with cheesy eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese:

Keto Breakfast: LCHF Eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese

For lunch I had my favorite “cereal” which is an easy gluten free and LCHF breakfast idea with GREAT macros. It’s just 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese & 4 small diced strawberries. (5 net carbs, 85% healthy fat)

Gluten Free LCHF Breakfast Idea

For a late afternoon low carb snack I had two Ginger Turmeric FatSnax cookies (YUM!) with an ounce of cream cheese – made into a LCHF cookie sandwich. 🙂

LCHF Cookie Sandwich with Low Carb FatSnax Cookies

For dinner (lol, I was exhausted!) I was still at my desk wrapping up work… and had a bit of each of two flavors of Halo Top low carb ice cream with some pecan pieces. 🙂 That stuff is SO good!!

Halo Top Low Carb Ice Cream

I also drank 6 full mugs of coffee, with coffee-mate sugar free creamer…

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Monday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs Column

 

Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals

I got up at 3:30am on Tuesday. 😯 lol – I told you I’ve been off schedule!

I started the day with a delicious “LCHF dessert breakfast” with the Chocolate SmartCakes. These little gluten free low carb cupcakes are ZERO net carbs and come in 3 flavors, and they’re fluffy & delicious!! ♥

Low Carb Dessert Ideas

I had two Low Carb Peanut Butter Fudge pieces leftover, which is basically just peanut butter & coconut oil mixed together. So I melted those, and topped the cakes with cream cheese & fudge sauce and pecan pieces:

LCHF Dessert - Very Low Carb & Delicious!

Wowsa! 🙂 DELICIOUS!!

Here’s a close-up so you can see the texture of these beautiful little SmartCake cupcakes. They’re zero net carbs and gluten free, and everyone LOVES them!

Gluten Free Low Carb Chocolate Cupcakes

You can get the Zero Net Carb SmartCakes on Netrition here.

I got up early that day to finish my work so I could get out for a hike. 😉

On my way to the mountain, I stopped at McDonald’s and grabbed “3 sausage patties and 3 round fried eggs, please.” (that’s exactly how I ask for it)

Eating Low Carb at McDonald's - All Day Breakfast Menu

I had a GREAT hike on Tuesday…

I spent almost 7 full hours in the woods hiking technical trails with steps and inclines, getting a really good thigh workout for the day. 🙂

Hiking For Exercise

I also played in four different waterfalls, climbed a few hills, and decided to work my arms and upper body on this huge rock formation above Sycamore Falls:

Outdoor Fitness Adventures

It was an AMAZING workout! 🙂

It was also a very hot day so I had a nice swim, then found a cold flat rock to sit on above Hanes Falls to eat a few bites of cheese & nuts. I had worked up a good appetite but I was also exhausted, and still had a good mile or so to hike out…

Low Carb Hiking

I didn’t eat a lot, just enough to satisfy the immediate hunger, then I hiked out and drove the hour home… and crashed. 😉 I was too tired to worry with dinner, lol.

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Tuesday:

MyFitnessPal LCHF Food Diary with Net Carbs

 

Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals

I started Wednesday with my easy go-to breakfast of cheesy eggs:

Low Carb Cheesy Eggs Breakfast

For lunch I had a NUSH Foods Organic, Gluten Free Low Carb Carrot Cake topped with Kosher cream cheese. Delicious! 🙂

Low Carb Carrot Cake

You can see my review here. They come in four flavors, 3 of which I love – one I do NOT lol. See Flavors & Nutrition Facts Here

Wednesday was the day I had my Photo Shoot for Woman’s World Magazine, which was SO MUCH FUN!! It was also the hottest day of the year here in TN so far, and several hours of serious work. I picked up dinner while I was out, but I put it in the refrigerator and went straight to bed after -lol.

Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Wednesday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary

It’s not like me to skip meals – intentionally. I’ve just been going non-stop this week, and a bit off schedule. I’m all about the “listen to your body” thing so if I’m hungry I eat, if I’m exhausted I sleep!

I drank LOTS of water this week too. And the photo shoot on Wednesday was a great workout. Who knew “modeling” was such hard work?! 😛 I had no idea, lol. Between two BIG hikes and the photo shoot, I’ve been wiped out.;)

My hike on Tuesday was adventurous and FUN!

I’ll have to tell you all about it when I get caught up a bit, but it was definitely great exercise. I use a Fitbit Tracker and the Floors tracked represent 10 feet of elevation – so those 76 floors equals 760 feet of elevation on my hike (up only, it doesn’t count coming back down!).

Hiking with Fitbit - Exercise Goals

 

We had an interesting discussion about eating low carb at McDonald’s on Facebook this week, following some negative comments about that on Instagram.

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.

Anyway, this was my response… 😛 lol

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

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

 

Like I said, my weight is holding steady according to the scales, but I feel LEANER and feel great, and I’m just continuing to mind my macros and stay active! 🙂

I can’t wait until the August issue of Woman’s World Magazine comes out. I’ll keep you posted on that. Exciting!! They specifically interviewed me about eating low carb on the go, so it should be interesting to see how the feature turns out.

I can’t wait to see how the photos turned out too.:)

It was several hours, 3 outfits and 4 locations – but I guess the world will get to see them before I do. 😛 Wish me luck!;) haha

Most of all… I hope the article inspires more people to consider how EASY it is to lose weight and make healthier choices. Going low carb is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself, and I love sharing that message with the world.

How are things going with you?

Apologies for the long update, but it’s been such a FULL and FUN and BUSY week here! I hope you enjoyed the photo tours of my meals and my hike.

I would love to hear what’s going on in YOUR world this week! 🙂

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. They are shipping the next Keto Krate in a few days! You can see the last box here. They do have extra July boxes on hand too, so if you sign up now you’re guaranteed to get one. 🙂 Since they’re coming out late this month, in my next post… I’ll tell you all about another fun keto box I’ve been checking out.;)

 

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About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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21 Responses to 3 Day Low Carb Food Diary, plus: See Me in Woman’s World Magazine Soon!

  1. Sherry Shaw says:

    Congratulations on WW magazine!! Because of you I so like Netrition so many options that are good & good for me! Enjoy the various food shopping sites you give, helps alot.
    Holding steady at 155, need 2lose 10 more, I’m also 5’5″ but do workout at least 3 days a week, that makes me feel great!
    Thanks for your posts, enjoy them!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 🙂 I’m really glad you’re enjoying the new low carb food options too! It really helps me (a lot!) to have low carb replacements for foods I crave sometimes. It makes it EASY to stay on plan. 🙂

      Way to go on those consistent workouts!! I’m feeling SO much better now that I’m getting consistent again myself.;) *cheers*

  2. Sherie Smith says:

    Girl, you are getting younger by the day! 🙂 Congrats on your Woman’s World article and shoot where you will be an inspiration to many!

  3. Nichole says:

    Congrats on the article remind me when it comes out so I can get it! Also I want to find that low carb one. Have you said some where what one of the cakes you liked better? I am not sure which one I want to try first! looks like you are having an awesome summer keep up the great work and thanks for your posts!

  4. Becky says:

    Lynn, such exciting news! I will be looking for the August issue.

    You are in great shape, and so lean. Your weight loss journey has really worked out for you. BRAVO to you.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Becky!! It has been SO worth it. 🙂 I have a ways to go on toning, but this is my year… I’m ready to get in amazing shape and FINALLY take those “after pictures” lol. It’s taken me long enough. 😉 *cheers*

  5. Rhonda Jackson says:

    Can’t wait to see the magazine! Congrats! I just want to shout from the roof tops how wonderful the low carb life is! BTW as of this morning I’m 1 lb below the goal I set for myself 2 years ago! Loving life at 60 years young!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Me too, Rhonda – and thank you!! 🙂 CONGRATS on passing your goal, and kudos for taking control of your health and sticking it out all the way through!! 🙂 *cheers*

  6. Tanya says:

    Love low carb. Lost 30 lbs and never felt better…ot hungry! Keep your eye on nutrition, too. These 3 days are really low on clean protein, veggies, salad and low glycemic berries and fruit.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Way to go Tanya! 🙂

      I agree, though I did have eggs every day – and nuts & berries too. But I explained that these were three very busy / chaotic / off schedule days in a row. And sometimes you have to eat what you can to get by at times like that, instead of grabbing junk with sugar & carbs. 😉

      I made up for it the next two days, which you’ll see in my next food diary coming out later today, with spring greens & spinach & such. 🙂 *cheers*

      • Lynn Terry says:

        p.s. I honestly just wanted to order a pizza or go out for sushi, so I was really pleased I made it through this 3 day stretch with great macros. 🙂 lol

  7. Gina says:

    Lyn
    I bet McDonalds would love to use your photo here (i eat at McDonalds) for their advertising since McDonalds has such a bad rep for being unhealthy. All restaurants can lead to obesity not just McDonalds. It’s all a matter of making smart choices at any restaurant. You have showed us that is possible to eat healthy and low carb at just about any restaurant. 🙂

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That’s so true, Gina. I really dislike the way people attack McDonald’s as if they’re the devil himself – when there are TONS of unhealthy options out there, even at the grocery store. 😛

      It’s all about mindful eating & healthy choices – anywhere, and as part of a busy full “real life” which most of us have. Fortunately there are options: to stop here or NOT stop here, to choose this or to choose that.

  8. Joyce says:

    I’m super excited for you! You look great in your Mc Donald’s pic I’ve been following you a long time have you up your carbs? How many are you eating a day ? Thanks for all you do!

  9. Bobby says:

    Great hiking photos. Especially the waterfall.

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