Thursday’s Low Carb Food Diary


 
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Looking back at my low carb food diary for yesterday, I’m realizing I didn’t have anything green. I didn’t eat a single vegetable. 😛 My carbs came from coffee creamer, nuts & peanut butter.

Oh well. It was an easy food day at least! I love easy. 🙂

1795 Calories
Protein: 78 Grams
13 Net Carbs / 25 Total
80% Fat / 17% Protein

As you can see from my breakdown above – and you’ll see my actual MyFitnessPal Food Diary below too – eating “high fat” doesn’t necessarily mean “low protein”. If you’re still unsure on all that, I explain it in this post on Macronutrients.

My Low Carb Food Journal For Yesterday

I started the day with my usual coffee(s) and some nuts & cheese. I had 1/4 cup seasoned pecans and 1 oz of colby jack cheese (.94 to be exact, lol – yes, I weighed it!). Total: 1 net carb.

Easy Low Carb Snacks

These are the Seasoned Pecans from the produce section at Wal-Mart.

For lunch I ate the roast beef only (no bun) from an Arby’s Classic Roast Beef sandwich. 150 calories, 0 carbs (zero), based on on their build-a-meal nutrition facts.

Arby’s Roast Beef (No Bun)

Low Carb Arby's Roast Beef

After that I got in a brisk 2-mile walk with my great dane. It was a gorgeous day here in Tennessee! It’s going to be just as nice today, so we’re planning another walk in the sunshine this afternoon. 🙂

When we got back, I popped some chicken thighs in the oven. They’re SO easy! But when I pulled them out, I noticed my son had picked up “boneless skinless thighs”. Weird (lol). I really LOVE how the skin crisps up on thighs when you bake them.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

I cooked them anyway (of course) – I just drizzled olive oil over them, added a pat of butter to the top of each, sprinkled them with salt, and baked them at 350 degrees. They turned out fine. I did miss the crispy skin, but the bones… not so much. 😛

Baked Chicken Thighs

Baked Chicken Thighs LCHF

I baked plenty, so I have leftovers to make chicken salad with today – or just to eat plain. Maybe I’ll cook up some veggies to go with them. We’ll see!

Last night I made some super quick Low Carb Peanut Butter Pecan Bars.

These were really easy, and yum-yum-yummy!! 🙂

Low Carb Pecan Bars

You can see my original “recipe fail” on these here.

I left out the butter this time, and just mixed 1/2 cup of “Fisher Chef’s Naturals Pecan Cookie Pieces” with four of my Low Carb Peanut Butter Fudge Squares. I didn’t bother with the oven this time, I just melted it all together in the microwave then stirred it all together and refrigerated it until it set up like “bark”.

Delicious!

Here’s how my meals & macros worked out for the day:

MyFitnessPal Net Carb Food Journal

1795 Calories
Protein: 78 Grams
13 Net Carbs / 25 Total
80% Fat / 17% Protein
Water: 32 Ounces
Exercise: Brisk 2-Mile Walk

I just made Low Carb Sausage Biscuits so I’m off to enjoy those. 🙂 What are you eating this week? Leave a comment and let’s chat!

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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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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6 Responses to Thursday’s Low Carb Food Diary

  1. Elaine Markley says:

    How in the world did you get net carbs on your myfitnesspal account? I even have a premium account, but nowhere do I see a net carb entry!

  2. clarise boudreaux says:

    I am not sure how I stumbled on this blog, but it is helping me in my low carb journey. thank you so much, I get so many good tips from you. This week i am struggling with the low carb diet and having so many cravings (and giving in to many).A week and a half ago I gave my hubby a birthday party and ate some of the delicious cake that I bought , now I am going nuts wanting sweets. I have been low carbing since march, almost 6 months. Any hints as to how to get back on track? I have already gained 2 pounds, but I know it will snowball if I don’t get hold of this. thanks again.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m so glad to hear that, Clarise. 🙂

      When you eat something off plan with sugar or carbs (like the cake), it induces cravings. It’s a slippery slope – one bite leading to a real struggle to get back on track.

      The best thing to do is eat super clean (real food only, very few ingredients, super low carb) for the next three days. That will kill ALL cravings and get you right back in ketosis / fat burning mode. 😉 *cheers*

  3. Sharon says:

    I would starve on this. Cheese and nuts for breakfast.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Sharon,

      I’m actually just not a big breakfast eater. 🙂 Never have been. I tend to snack light in the mornings. That said, pecans are very high in fat, so more filling than you might think.

      I had almost 1800 calories yesterday. No starving here! lol. But another thing is that the low carb diet is a natural appetite suppressant. You eat A LOT less when you eat super low carb.

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