Down 4 Pounds in 4 Days: My Low Carb Meals


 

In my last post I mentioned being up a bit since returning from my last trip.

That was due to a couple days of intentional down time. πŸ˜› lol.

Low Carb Weight Loss

Fortunately I am losing quickly now that I’m back on track, and just in time to hopefully get back below 150 pounds before my trip to Atlanta later this week!

My current weight is 152.8 pounds. Interestingly I woke up early this morning weighing 153.6 pounds. I was up for an hour or so but just felt really tired for some reason – so I laid back down for another 90 minutes… and woke up weighing almost a pound less! I find good quality sleep (and getting enough rest, period) really makes a difference with my weight loss. When I have insomnia, or I’m not sleeping well – or enough – it always stalls out my weight loss.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been eating for the last few days…

Sunday’s Low Carb Meals

My low carb breakfast yesterday was 3/4 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy cottage cheese, and 4 small diced/frozen strawberries. It’s 6 net carbs and 88% healthy fats.

Healthy LCHF Breakfast

Then I had beautiful low carb lunch at Applebee’s later in the afternoon. I special ordered it a bit. πŸ™‚ It’s grilled salmon topped with their parmesan shrimp, plus: spinach, mushrooms & zucchini. Delicious meal!

Applebee's Low Carb Dinner

I only ate those two meals yesterday, but they were both high enough calorie – and it was a late breakfast then a late lunch / early dinner. Plus I went to bed early. πŸ™‚

My Complete MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary for Sunday:

MyFitnessPal Net Carbs Food Diary

 

Saturday’s Low Carb Meals

I had the same breakfast as above – exact same amounts:

Healthy Low Carb Breakfast

For lunch I had leftovers from the big meal I cooked on Friday:

Low Carb Meals

(minus the asparagus)

For dinner I just made turkey, cheese & pickle rollups:

Easy Low Carb Snack

Easy. πŸ™‚ Or lazy, lol. I had some more smoked sausages & kraut with a couple slices of colby jack cheese later that night too.

My Complete MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary for Saturday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary

 

On Friday I had an egg scrambled with colby jack cheese (off the block) with 1/4 cup of Daisy brand cottage cheese for breakfast. For lunch I had a Low Carb Grilled Chicken Club from Hardee’s. Then I cooked a big dinner. You can see the groceries I bought and the low carb meal I cooked on Friday in this post. Friday came out to 19 net carbs, 23 total carbs, 1024 calories, 68% fat / 25% protein.

It’s SO nice to get rid of the bloat, and see my scales moving DOWN. πŸ™‚ I have more new dresses to wear on my next trip, and I’d love to fit into them – comfortably (lol). I leave on Thursday, so I’m staying super focused!

The other thing I’m really focusing on lately is toning my arms & core. That’s my big goal for Spring & Summer. I put a link to some fun easy exercises on Facebook that you might like too. Click Here to check them out if you can’t see the embedded link below.

I <3 Fabletics πŸ™‚ As you know, I'm focused on toning my arms & core this year. They have some very simple exercises for…

Posted by Low Carb Traveler (Lynn) on Monday, March 28, 2016

 

How are you doing with your weight loss goals? I’d love to hear what’s going on with you, and any questions you have! It’s officially Spring now, and I’m getting really excited about Summer… and being leaner and stronger this year!! πŸ™‚

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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17 Responses to Down 4 Pounds in 4 Days: My Low Carb Meals

  1. Terry Wright says:

    Hi Lynn! I noticed your My Fitness Pal shows net carbs. Did you purchase “Premium” to have this available? If not, how do I achieve? Thank you!

  2. Heidi says:

    Hello hope you can make it to Colorado sometime!

  3. Lynn Smith says:

    Lynn,

    I wish you would come to Salt Lake City area! I’d love to meet you. I wanted to tell you that I wore a red dress like your green one that I had ordered when you suggested it. It is so comfortable. I couldn’t wear it when I received it and NOW I can and felt good in it. I agree with the shaper! Love my Yummie brand one. And feel so slim in it. Down from a 22 to a 14. Thanks again for all you do.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Congrats, Lynn! πŸ™‚ That’s amazing progress!! I’m ordering the red and navy version of that dress myself. You’re right on how comfortable they are!! It’s like… pajamas, or feels like pajamas – looks like a million bucks! πŸ™‚

  4. Teri Brooks says:

    I’m so glad to have found your blog! I’ve recently begun a low carb lifestyle (by way of South Beach Diet). I’m finding that I really enjoy living without the carbs. Still, it’s quite an adjustment, your blog is going to be a big help.

    I’m subbing as SOON as I finish this comment.

  5. Kathy says:

    Hi Lynn! Who takes care of your dogs when you travel? In years past, I also traveled alot, but always struggled with pet care. You continue to be an inspiration.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Kathy πŸ™‚

      My housekeeper does pet care too, but I always take Slim to doggy camp. It’s out in the country and he gets nature walks, and lactose free ice cream in the afternoons (lol) – he loves it! It’s nice to have a pet sitter on hand too just in case, but fortunately they always have a room for Slim when I need to jet out. πŸ™‚

      He gets so excited to go he doesn’t even look back – and knows exactly where his room is. He prances down the walkway and all the other pups howl – lol. It’s quite a scene!

  6. Diana says:

    Hi Lynn πŸ™‚ Wanted to tell you I LOVE the cucumber salad!!! I added a green onion and used goat cheese, I could eat this everyday!!!!! I also loved the Brussels sprouts too!!! Thank you for all your recipes, they keep me on track!

    I also wanted to share a recipe on here. It involves some cooking though, but its easy. Its bacon wrapped onion with a spicy dipping sauce. To me, it taste just like a blooming onion from the Outback. You slice an onion up like an onion ring slice. Then, wrap 1 slice of bacon around each individual slice of onion. Bake at 400Β° for 45 minutes or until bacon is crunchy. For the sauce, mix 1/2 cup Mayo, 1T-2T sirancha sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic(can be omitted), 1T lime jiuce, and sprinkle some cayenne red pepper in it. So delicious!!!

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    for 45 min or until bacon is cooked and crunchy. For the sauce mix 1/2 cup Mayo with 1T-2T sirsncha

  7. Laura says:

    Hi Lynn – do you ever drink alcohol on this diet? Also just out of curiosity how long have you been doing low carb and how much have you lost? Thank you

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Laura πŸ™‚

      I’ve been eating low carb for 5 years now. You can read about it here: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/9378/my-weight-loss-journey/ and see some of my before & current pictures.

      I don’t drink a lot, but I do enjoy White Zinfandel wine (1 carb per ounce) and Michelob Ultra beer (2.6 carbs per 12oz bottle) and also Rum & Diet Coke (no carbs). I prefer Captain Morgan spiced rum. πŸ™‚

      The thing to keep in mind about alcohol is that it metabolizes MUCH slower than food, so you may experience “the alcohol stall” for a few days if you’re in weight loss mode. Just don’t weigh that week. lol.

      The other thing to consider is that alcohol hits you faster and harder when you’re eating super low carb – so you want to drink slower and drink less than you used to.

  8. Lisa says:

    I’m in tone up mode too Lynn. I used to only focus on cardio at the gym- thinking that was the best way to lose pounds and stay in shape. But my son (age 19) “edumacated” me last summer and now I do some weights twice a week. I didn’t realize how many calories weight training burns! It’s nice to feel toned and look good in clothes.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      You’re right Lisa! Cardio is good for you physically and mentally for sure, but it has never resulted in weight loss or shaping my body. I tested it while doing low carb and not doing low carb – I only lost weight eating low carb (even without exercise).

      Weights and toning are ideal for actually sculpting your body and making a fast difference in how you LOOK. πŸ™‚

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