Tuesday’s Low Carb Food Journal


 
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Today’s low carb food diary may BORE you 🙂 lol… You’ll definitely see some “repeats” here…

I prefer to call it “consistent”, but the truth is I just go with whatever is easiest and most convenient.

There’s no reason to make eating low carb difficult or complicated! That said, I’m really looking forward to my two upcoming trips – and all the beautiful NEW foods to enjoy along the way.

Tuesday was another super long day. I was up for almost 24 full hours, with a nice 4 hour nap late Tuesday afternoon/evening. I have a crazy schedule sometimes, I know. Other times it’s very routine and “normal”.

Anyway, here’s what I had to eat on “Tuesday” (which included my last meal around 3:30am Wednesday morning)… 🙂

Breakfast: “Cottage Cheese Cereal”

Daisy brand cottage cheese, crushed pecans & diced strawberries. Stir it all together and it *almost* tastes like cereal.

Healthy LCHF Breakfast

Lunch: Sausage & Fried Eggs

Super easy and *almost* zero carb. 🙂

Eggs are .6 carbs each, so 3 eggs = 1.8 carbs.

Low Carb Lunch

Dinner: Sausage & Cheesy Scrambled Eggs

LCHF Sausage and Eggs

2nd Dinner: Gorton’s Grilled Tilapia

This tilapia is really good. Especially with steamed spinach, over a caesar salad, etc. the Gorton’s frozen grilled salmon… not so good. But the tilapia is great!

Gorton's Frozen Grilled Tilapia - Zero Carb

Here’s how my macronutrients worked out for the day:

MyFitnessPal Net Carb Food Diary

Calories: 2138
Net Carbs: 19
Total Carbs: 25
Protein: 130 grams
Macro Ratios: 77% Fat / 20% Protein
Water: 48 ounces

Note: the tilapia is actually zero carbs, so that entry is wrong (which is why you see “minus 2 carbs” on my totals above).

You’ll also notice that I can eat “high protein” (130 grams) and still eat “high fat” (77% of my calories from fat, and only 20% from protein). This is why you go by ratios or percentages, instead of grams. Read: Your Macronutrient Goals. Eating high protein but NOT eating high fat could cause health problems – gout, kidney problems, etc – so make sure you watch your ratios closely!

Obviously my coffee counts for the majority of my carbs. Not every day, but most days. I use Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer in my coffee, which is very low carb (1 carb per TBSP), I just happen to drink A LOT of coffee. 😛

This week I’m going to shoot for cutting back on the amount of creamer I use per cup, and perhaps the number of cups a day as well. But a girl DOES need a few little guilty pleasures in life. *sigh* … 🙂

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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9 Responses to Tuesday’s Low Carb Food Journal

  1. kim says:

    do you have a water goal for each day? sometimes, i think i maybe drinking too much water…around 4 liters. Thoughts…

  2. Jacque Dunn says:

    I am a new reader of your blog and I love it! I think we are sisters seperated at birth! I also eat low carb, high fat, loves pecans and I like to keep it simple on eating and your dishes have my name all over them! My question is: I had a couple of rounds of kidney stones a few years ago and the doctor attirbuted part of it to eating too much protein. How do I control that? Do you have other followers who maybe could give me assistance on how to do this eating plan and keep the kidneys in good shape?

  3. Bonnie Whitworth says:

    As I have stated before this macro thing is hard for me, as I find the fitness pal too much work, I use Jorge Cruise , count your sugar calories (which in turn are carbs also). So this minus your fiber from the carb count baffles me. Could you explain to me “Lucy” once again” to get a true carb. As Jorge gives us above ground veggies with the exception of yellow squash free…so my head is turning…! Thanks

    Bonnie

  4. Lorraine Carr says:

    Lynn, what is your opinion of chia seed. I see that 1 Tablespoon is 5 carbs. I was wondering if you could put it in chicken broth to make soup. It would thicken chicken soup and sort of be a replacement for noodles. 9.I have never eaten chia and read where you can soak it in almond milk and have it with berries or in a smoothie.

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