You’ll be happy to know that I’m working on the details for our next Low Carb Challenge, which will be a fun mini-challenge I think you’ll really enjoy! You can sign up here.
The last Low Carb Food Diary I shared was My meals on Monday. I’ve been eating low carb all week of course so I’ll share those meals with you real quick, and also show you an interesting “food mistake” I found. Oh – and tell you about a new keto treat I’ve been enjoying!
I’ve been exercising too, including a nice brisk walk last night and a BIG hike on Wednesday. 🙂 I like that I’m moving more and have a much more active lifestyle now than I had before, but it’s still not quite enough…
I’m ready to start pushing myself HARD on the fitness & toning!
Here’s a peek at my hike on Wednesday, which included some seriously ambitious rock climbing to get down to the top of Twin Falls in Rock Island, TN. 🙂
Some of these off-trail adventures get pretty sketchy, lol. Slick rocks, questionable footing, requiring more strength than I’m sure I have, etc. 😛
This kind of exercise is REALLY helping me tone up though, fast! Plus it’s FUN. 🙂
Here are my meals for the last 3 days, including some interesting facts you should find helpful on your own low carb journey…
I tend to keep this whole low carb thing super simple, by the way. I don’t cook a lot, I don’t stress over details, I don’t meal prep or plan ahead. I just keep it as simple as: 20 net carbs max, 70% fat minimum. That makes it easy. 🙂
My Low Carb Meals This Week
I drink my first 24 ounces of water with breakfast every morning. Water was a tough habit for me to adopt, but now it’s my “morning habit”. I drink when I’m thirsty, by the way. There are a lot of myths about how much water you should drink.
My usual low carb breakfast is 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy Brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries – and sometimes I’ll add diced blueberres:
This comes out to 5-6 net carbs and about 85% healthy fats.
I eat this daily (and sometimes twice a day, like Tuesday) because it’s a delicious combo of HEALTHY low carb foods – and the macros are perfect. It’s a great EASY way to get healthy fats into my diet.
Between those two bowls (breakfast and dinner) I had a low carb burger from Hardee’s for lunch on Tuesday. Hardee’s (also known as Carl’s Jr in some areas) will make ANY sandwich low carb style for you.
They have a “make low carb” button right on the register!
They offer interactive nutrition facts on their Hardees.com website, but if you spell that backwards: Seedrah.com – you’ll get to “the flip side” of Hardee’s. 🙂
I decided to get the Frisco Burger with a lettuce wrap (low carb style). I looked it up on Hardees.com but the nutrition facts are incorrect for this sandwich. You can remove any ingredients to get updated nutrition info, and when I removed the bun it came to 4 carbs and 8 fiber – which is obviously wrong. 😛 The only carbs on the sandwich are the tomato, and possibly the cheese. It would be 1 or 2 carbs at most.
Wednesday: Busy Morning & BIG Hike
I had a busy morning and skipped breakfast, so for lunch I had a HUGE plate of food: 3 “dirty eggs” scrambled with colby jack cheese and 10 Hillshire Farm Smokies. That came to 5 net carbs, but I could only eat about half of it. 😛
Our hike that day turned ambitious and adventurous and went hours longer than intended (this is typical, lol), so we ended up running up to the country store to grab some low carb snacks. Options were seriously limited at the small store/gas station but I did find some nuts & cheese and a beef stick.
I was exhausted after that hike, which included a lot of mountain scaling and rock climbing (!!) so I grabbed another Low Carb Frisco Burger for dinner that night:
Again, I’m guessing that’s 1-2 carbs…
Thursday: Easy Low Carb Meals & Blueberry Picking
I had my usual healthy low carb breakfast: 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 1/8 cup (17.5 grams) of blueberries = 6 net carbs and 84% healthy fats.
For lunch I just made a quick low carb snack of turkey, cheese & pickles. I used that “fake cheese” I got on the hike the day before, so this came to 2 carbs – 1 carb for the 2 ounces of turkey and 1 carb for the slice of cheese.
For dinner I whipped up a Kentucky Legend Center Cut Pork Chop. These are Delicious!! They’re already fully cooked, so it just takes about 8 minutes in a non-stick skillet, flipping it a couple times.
Those are so tender and so tasty, and a quick way to put a meal together! Unless you’re having a “mono meal” like I had, and just eat the HUGE pork chop by itself – lol.
Keto Kookies – A Brand New Low Carb Treat!
There’s a brand new keto-friendly treat on the block: the Keto Kookie!
You can currently only pre-order them as they get ready to hit the low carb market, but if you love low carb sweets… you should definitely get these. 🙂
They sent me a box to review and I was REALLY impressed.
I’ll tell you more about them in a future post, ingredients etc, but they are 2 net carbs per pack (1 net carb per cookie) and the texture is wonderful. These cookies kept me on track every time I thought I wanted a donut lol. YUM!
Another favorite treat, as you’ve likely noticed from my favorite “cereal” lol, is berries. And July is berry-picking month here in Tennessee! 🙂 I’ve been picking fresh blackberries, and this week fresh blueberries too:
If you saw my last post you know I got my first Keto Krate Box this week so I have lots of fun new low carb products to try. I’m going to try some today actually, so stay tuned to find out IF I like them – and how I use them! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this photo tour of my week. It’s been a FULL week with some very easy low carb meals along the way. No I did not eat enough veggies. 🙂 A couple of slices of tomatoes and some berries. But I was “on the go” all week! Just staying on track is “good enough” sometimes.
I’m in for the weekend though, and just bought a big bag of spinach to cook up with some other vegetables. I’m going to try a chicken alfredo veggie dish (a “science experiment” in MY kitchen! lol) so stay tuned for that…
How Are Things Going For You?
I always look forward to hearing from you. 🙂
What are you eating lately? Are you on track with your goals? Leave a comment with your thoughts or questions and let’s discuss!
p.s. I’ll be hosting another FUN Low Carb Challenge SOON so make sure you’re on the list to get details & updates! You should go ahead and start NOW though, and just follow along here with me. I’ll eat low carb with you! And we’ll have a head start on everyone else. 🙂 haha… *cheers*
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