My Low Carb Diary for Day 4 of the Summer Low Carb Mini-Challenge. Join in anytime! I’ll share my meals here every day to give you easy low carb food ideas.
I tried to give it up for a healthy swap which resulted in bloating, weight gain, irritability and two VERY rough days. 😛
Your support in that decision was incredible, and very much appreciated! You’re all so incredibly wonderful and supportive and awesome. 🙂
And you were RIGHT. I’ve given up a lot of things over the years: vodka, donuts, bread, sugar, diet soda (with the occasional exception), dating sociopaths (that was a FUN detour, lol), my amazing children – who have both flown the nest now, etc, etc, etc. The list is long!
It IS nice to have a “guilty pleasure” – something in your life you enjoy as much as I enjoy my beloved Coffee-Mate sugar free coffee creamer.
I do drink entirely too much coffee, though. I’m not exactly sure when or how that happened. I’ve been thinking on that this week. I think it was when I cut out Diet Coke, or stopped “drinking it” rather. I do still have a sip here and there, I just don’t drink 2 or 3 20-ounce bottles a day anymore…
Anyway – I’m still working on the coffee thing. Stay tuned! 🙂
Meanwhile my weight is finally moving back down. I weigh 142.6 pounds today.
I do weigh daily, which doesn’t bother me or stress me like it does some people. But I don’t just weigh, I do Full Body Composition so I can track my TRUE weight: body fat, water weight, visceral fat, muscle mass, bone density, etc. This is incredibly helpful in determining why the scales are moving up on you – or down.
Day 4: Friday’s Low Carb Meals
I had a healthy low carb breakfast with fresh blueberries from our recent berry-picking venture. 🙂 It’s 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 17.5 grams of raspberries and 17.5 grams of blueberries.:
It came to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fats. That’s totally delicious. 🙂
I had a meeting (I do business consulting) so I grabbed a quick snack next of turkey slices and mozzarella sticks. That took 3 minutes and 3 carbs…
Then for a late lunch / early dinner… I FINALLY finished my leftovers. 🙂
Fortunately it was an amazing meal (YUM!) but I must have made enough for 700 people because I’ve been eating this for a week, lol.
It’s my low carb “oven stew” and low carb bread bites. Both recipes are in this post and super easy to make. The stew is chicken, spinach, broccoli & cauliflower in an Alfredo broth – so a very healthy mix of low carb veggies.
I was going to make sausage & eggs for dinner, but I ended up just grabbing some easy low carb snack foods instead: cucumbers, pecans & cheese:
Slim was looking for a bedtime snack too! LOL 🙂
I had a second string cheese then a bit of raspberries & cream cheese for dessert too, which you’ll see in my food diary below…
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday:
You’ll notice in my MyFitnessPal Food Diary above that I went over my 20 net carbs/day limit by 7 carbs (27 net carbs total). That matches the amount of Coffee-Mate sugar free hazelnut powdered creamer I had: 7 TBSPs = 7 carbs, lol.
I’m still looking at options, “healthy swaps” – like this one:
I have worked my way up to 100 reps on the Ab Carver, but I wimped out yesterday at just 60. I didn’t get many steps in either. It was a long work day and I was feeling wiped out from a long week, which included A LOT of great exercise.
I’m trying to decide what I’ll work on today. I’m thinking the Push-Up Bars since that was such a GREAT workout (I was sore for two full days! lol) and then also try mountain climbers with the Core Slider Discs. That sounds like a fun combo. 🙂
How are things going on your end?
It’s day 5 today – are you getting some exercise this week? What kind of low carb foods are YOU enjoying? Any challenges or struggles??
I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂
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