This week in the low carb challenge we’re doing a “3IMAX Mini-Challenge” which just means three ingredients max per meal or plate.
See: The 3-Ingredients Rule for details & meal examples.
It’s a way of simplifying your meals, and making smarter more deliberate food choices. It also makes your meals easier to track. 🙂
On that note, this is a REALLY good read: Healthy Low Carb Swaps. It has 5 great tips for improving your low carb diet with healthier choices and for faster weight loss. Enjoy!
I kept my meals super simple yesterday…
Day 8: Monday’s Low Carb Meals
For breakfast I skipped my usual berries and just ate cottage cheese & pecans. The Daisy brand cottage cheese only has cultured skim milk, cream & salt – just three ingredients, which makes it the best brand on the shelf. 😉 Not to mention it tastes better than other brands.
Anyway, it was just 1/4 cup cottage cheese and 1.5 servings of pecans (3/8 cup, or 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup). It was 3 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
When I went out to run an errand, I picked up some back & grilled tenderloin. A zero carb plate! I was craving bacon for some reason. 🙂 I got this from a little local “greasy spoon” type place that makes real breakfast. They always make the best tenderloin!
When I picked up my take-out night before last, I actually got two meals – so I had the second one for dinner last night. It was just plain grilled chicken with broccoli & cauliflower.
I didn’t finish the bacon & tenderloin earlier in the day, so I had the rest of it later last night – along with a block of colby jack cheese. It made for a quick & easy late snack when I got hungry again. 🙂
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Monday:
Net Carbs: 13
Total Carbs: 20
Protein: 129 Grams
Macro Ratios: 56% Fat, 40% Protein
FitBit Steps: 3,219
Water: 24 ounces
Starting Weight: 154.6
Current Weight: 151.2 pounds
Weight Loss (so far): 3.4 pounds
My weight is really bouncing around this time for some reason. It’s common for me to see it “hold” for days at a time, but the up and down is interesting this time around.
I’m just glad it’s going in a general downward direction. 🙂 It does seem to do this more when I get closer to the 150 pound mark. I’ve noticed that in the past…
My macros were off yesterday – lower fat, higher protein than usual. I’ll have to work on that today, as I continue to eat simple. 😉 I also didn’t get any exercise in yesterday. I’ve had my head down working on business taxes this week. Ugh, lol.
How did you do on Day Eight?
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