When everything else in your life feels like it’s spinning out of control, hold on to the one thing you CAN control. Don’t let your health and your goals become of the of the things that gets sucked into the madness of life. Staying focused on at least one thing that is important to you (yourself!) will keep you grounded when it feels like the bottom is falling out from under you…
Yesterday I decided to eat out. It made for an easy day, and I needed that. Meals were one less thing to worry about!
I love that you can eat low carb practically anywhere. And I really love take-out, or going out to eat, for the lack of dishes and kitchen mess. 😛
I decided to get take-out from Applebee’s because it’s good food (real food) and they have carside-to-go service, which makes it a super easy option.
I discovered my local Applebee’s opens at 10:45am too, which is good to know! 🙂 That’s great for those days I’m not in a breakfast mood and want to grab an early lunch, and get something convenient but healthy…
Here is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 55 of the “Get Lean For Summer!” 90 Day Low Carb Challenge. It’s NEVER too late to join if you haven’t already!
Day 55: Saturday’s Low Carb Meals
I just had coffee in the morning, and a mozzarella cheese stick. Then I had an early lunch from Applebee’s. I decided to use up my $20 gift card and just order enough to last the day. I scanned over the Applebee’s Nutrition Facts for options and ideas.
That’s what I always do, by the way. When I’m going to eat out, I look over the menu and nutrition facts online before I go and make my decisions in advance. It makes it easier if you know what you’re going to have when you get there. 😉
I ended up getting “my usual” though: a Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad. I also added a side of “loaded broccoli” (steamed broccoli with butter, sour cream & cheese).
I had about half the salmon and a few bites of the salad for lunch. I didn’t have much of an appetite. I saved the loaded broccoli for later:
I heated up the broccoli in the early evening, along with the toppings. That was delicious, and hit the spot! 🙂
I finally got hungry late last night and finished the salmon & salad – along with a few pecans and a mozzarella string cheese…
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday:
Net Carbs: 17
Total Carbs: 24
Protein: 51 Grams
76% Fat, 18% Protein
Water: 32 ounces
While I was browsing the Applebee’s menu I noticed they had Chili in the list of soups, and it was only 11 net carbs. Unfortunately my Applebee’s doesn’t have this on the menu… but from what I found researching it, it doesn’t appear to have any beans in it! I wonder what the total carb count would be without all the toppings (jalapenos, onions & cheese). Have you tried it??
My weight is back down to 146.4 pounds.
I have my “Annual Low Carb Road Trip” coming up. I leave on Friday morning, or maybe Thursday night – I haven’t decided yet. This is a trip I make every year to Okaloosa Island (from Tennessee), and it’s always a lot of fun to enjoy all the low carb foods along the way and share them with you here! 🙂
I have no idea what I’ll pack, given everything I own is already falling off of me – thanks to this low carb challenge 😛 lol. I’m pretty sure I’ll lose another pound or three before I leave too. I’ll figure something out, or find some older clothes in the back of my closet that will work…
How are things going on your end?
I would love to hear from you!
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