Challenge, Day 7: Low Carb Meals & Macros


 

I had a rough day yesterday. I’m not even sure why – no reason, really. You know how those days can be. They just come out of nowhere. šŸ˜› I feel MUCH better this morning though!

The only exercise I got yesterday was housework – but I did some moving and lifting and bending. Still, I meant to go for a walk last night. It just didn’t happen. I cannot (WILL NOT) allow that to keep happening. I’m determined to get in the habit of “intentionally exercising” every single day.

You cannot SAY your goal (MY goal) is to get in amazing shape, and then do nothing about it. šŸ˜› Today I’m going to do my T25 workout AND my strength training on the Ab Carver Pro. Both are quick & easy – but a seriously good workout too.

Speaking of exercise, I have a new video for you. šŸ™‚ I’ll send that to you next. It’ll make you laugh I hope. Heh. Plus you’ll get to see my Great Dane (Slim) too…

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Day Seven Low Carb Food Diary

I’m out of fresh berries, so for breakfast I made my “low carb cereal” with a teaspoon of sugar free Polaner raspberry preserves instead – with 1/3 cup pecans & 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese.

Low Carb Breakfast

Lunch was a very simple “LCHF” Tuna Salad (tuna, Duke’s Mayo, mustard & relish) with 1/3 cup seasoned pecans mixed in. Those are the seasoned pecans from the produce section at Wal-Mart, btw – they’re delicious!!

LCHF Tuna Salad (with Seasoned Pecans)

For dinner we picked up take-out at Applebee’s using the Carside-to-Go service. I ordered a Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (no croutons) and added grilled shrimp.

Applebee's Low Carb Dinner

Things like this can be hard to add to MyFitnessPal (or whatever tracker you use) since the nutrition facts on the website include the croutons. I find it much simpler to just add your ingredients individually – and more accurate too.

I didn’t actually finish the salad. (I saved the rest for today.) I did eat all of the shrimp out of the salad. I only used half the dressing in the cup, but I didn’t finish it all. I left the dressing on there as “one carb” anyway though.

I estimated about 2 cups of the romaine lettuce and 3 TBSP of the fresh parm — which was me over-estimating on both btw, which I prefer to do. You can see how it worked out (how I entered it) in my MFP Food Journal below:

Low Carb MyFitnessPal Food Diary

Here are my macros for yesterday:

1609 calories
17 net carbs
72% fat / 23% protein
Water: 48 ounces

We’re continuing the Kitchen Organization Challenge today if you want to join us. šŸ™‚ This is especially “challenging” for me because, in the most perfect timing *rolleyes*, my kitchen plumbing went berserk -lol. I have no kitchen sink or dishwasher, and haven’t since Tuesday evening. I had a plumber out yesterday, but after hours of working on it – they said I need to call the city on Monday morning. Yay fun, lol…

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

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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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3 Responses to Challenge, Day 7: Low Carb Meals & Macros

  1. Nicole says:

    How do you feel about the low carb bryers fudge bars? Sugar alcohols?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Nicole šŸ™‚

      I feel fine about those. They’re a great treat if you have the carbs leftover in your day. I don’t make a habit of sweets or sugar alcohols, but I like those – and sugar free Russel Stovers candy sometimes too.

      There are tons of differing opinions out there on that. Just see how it affects you – whether it upsets your stomach, stalls your weight loss, etc. It’s really all about personal preference. But it is a better option for me than going off plan and eating “real ice cream” which knocks me out of ketosis and makes my inflammation flare back up.

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