We’re kicking off the 2nd week of the Low Carb Challenge today! 🙂
It’s time to Weigh In. Here’s the Week One Weigh-In Thread in the challenge group, or if you’re following along outside of the group, simply log your weight and measurements today – and note your progress.
I would love to hear your update, so leave a comment with the amount of weight and/or inches lost during week one. 🙂
We also have a new Mini-Challenge this week! See below for details.
My loss is 3.6 pounds for week one, with a lot of bouncing around on the scales. That’s totally normal of course, and weeks 2 and 3 are even worse. You may notice “holds” on the scale, or even slight fluctuations in your weight, as your body adjusts to the initial weight loss the first week or so.
The key is not to do anything drastic when your scales seem to be stubborn (or possessed, lol). Just keep doing what was obviously working for you – or go back to that if you changed anything. Give your body time to adjust and catch up. The weight loss will kick back in! 😉
Day 7: Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
My low carb breakfast yesterday was my usual: 3/4 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, and 4 small diced strawberries. (6 net carbs, 88% healthy fats)
For lunch I just had an easy snack, what I call a healthy “fat bomb”. 🙂 It’s 1/4 cup pecan halves and .81 ounces of Colby Jack cheese (off the block). It doesn’t look like much food but it’s high fat, so very filling: 291 calories, 1 net carb, 88% healthy fats.
My low carb dinner was take-out from the Gondola Pizza & Steak House restaurant. It’s called Philadelphia Chicken on the menu: grilled chicken topped with mushrooms & mozzarella (I got mine without sautéed onions) and broccoli/cauliflower on the side. Delicious!
That usually makes two full meals for me, but I ate it ALL. 🙂
I also ordered a second take-out meal to eat today.
That’s what I call “grocery shopping” lol.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:
Net Carbs: 22
Total Carbs: 41
Protein: 93 Grams
Macro Ratios: 71% Fat, 23% Protein
Exercise: 90 Reps on Ab Carver Pro
FitBit Steps: 1,945
Water: 32 ounces
Starting Weight: 154.6
Current Weight: 151 pounds
Weight Loss (so far): 3.6 pounds
I also had two pieces of sugar free candy yesterday, which you can see in my MFP food diary above. It is full of “sugar alcohol” (which you also subtract to get your net carb count) so it’s only 1 net carb for two pieces.
When you feel like chEATing, but you don’t…
This week (Week Two) in the “Get Lean For Summer!” Low Carb Challenge we’re doing a FUN mini-challenge. 🙂 It’s called 3IMAX, which means: Three Ingredients Max. The goal is to eat no more than three ingredients per plate (meal or snack).
See: The 3-Ingredients Rule for details & meal examples.
This cuts out any processed foods with lots of ingredients on the label, including bars & shakes and sugar free candy. It forces you to really analyze what you’re eating. It also forces you to make better low carb food choices, as you’ll want to pick the 3 highest quality foods for your plate. Plus it makes it A LOT easier to track! 🙂
I don’t personally count real butter, mayo, coconut oil, or salt in my “3 ingredients” when I do 3IMAX. Those are “freebies” on the list.
If you have any questions about the mini-challenge this week, let me know!
How did you do on Day Seven?
Leave a comment below, and let’s do this together!!
I would also LOVE to hear your week one results. 🙂
p.s. You can subscribe by email below to get my Daily Food Diaries throughout the Low Carb Challenge sent straight to your inbox. That way you’ll never miss great (easy!) low carb meal ideas. 😉