This is my Low Carb Food Diary for Day 18 of the Summer Low Carb Mini-Challenge so you can see what I ate and how the macros work out. Join in! Even if we’re in the middle of a challenge you can get signed up to stay in the loop. 🙂 It’s free and fun, and I’ll be kicking off a NEW challenge on August 1st so plan to join us!
I’m up almost 2 pounds this morning.
There’s no good reason for that. I slept great, ate super low carb yesterday, etc. It’s just normal fluctuations.
When that happens to you, don’t freak out. Just keep eating healthy, stay on track, and let your body work things out in it’s own way – in it’s own time. 🙂
That was a lesson I had to learn the hard way. Sticking it out & staying consistent (no matter what the scales say) showed me that holds and fluctuations are totally normal. And I saw that over the course of a month, three months, etc that I consistently lost weight.
Interestingly I FELT leaner when I woke up this morning. Even measurements didn’t show a change though. Odd. Bodies are such weird things sometimes! No big deal. I’m in a smaller size, I feel good, I’m eating healthy, all is well!
I’m more upset about being out of pecans this morning. 😛 LOL…
Day 18: Friday’s Low Carb Meals
I didn’t eat until 2:30pm in the afternoon yesterday. That’s rare for me. It was just an off day. Anyway, I decided to have my usual low carb breakfast, but with double blueberries. 🙂
It’s 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries and 1/4 cup (35 grams) of blueberries. It came to 8 net carbs and 83% healthy fats.
For dinner I decided to cook, and make enough for several meals.
I had almost two pounds of ground chuck (hamburger meat) and a bag of Pictsweet Cut Leaf Spinach – which is one of my favorite low carb staples!
I never really liked spinach before going low carb, but now I find myself playing “Hide The Spinach” all the time. 🙂 You’ll notice I sneak it into all kinds of recipes, like my low carb biscuits and my low carb oven stew.
And of course that Shrimp & Spinach Dip I made recently was amazing!
Anyway, I decided to cook my favorite low carb spinach burgers:
Low Carb Spinach Burger Recipe
This time though, I added a deliciously fun twist! 🙂
In addition to LOTS of spinach and everything in my usual recipe I linked to above, this time I added Guy’s Sugar Free BBQ Sauce to them while they cooked, which made them really nice & tasty and CRISP on the outside!
I’m totally addicted to that low carb barbecue sauce! I got it in my first Keto Krate but you can also order Guys BBQ Sauce on Netrition here. Speaking of Keto Krate, they ship new boxes this week! Here’s a sneak peek of what’s in them this time.
Notice the hole in my hamburger steaks in the picture above?
That’s one of my favorite tips! I mentioned it in the original recipe, but poking a hole in the middle of your burger patties keeps them from puffing up while cooking – so you don’t have to squeeze all the juices out. 🙂
Anyway, the BBQ sauce was AMAZING on my hamburger steaks!!
It gave it a nice crisp outside, with a tender inside – chock full of spinach:
Words cannot describe how delicious that was. 🙂
And I had my meat & greens all in one food!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday:
Macronutrients: A Simple Explanation Of Low Carb Macros
How To Get A Net Carbs Column in MyFitnessPal
Net Carbs: 16
Total Carbs: 25
Protein: 84 Grams
60% Fat, 34% Protein
Water: 40 ounces
I know it seems like I didn’t eat much yesterday, or not as much as usual, but both of my meals were very healthy and very filling.
I slept on and off yesterday too, then went to bed and slept 7 full hours last night, so I ate good while I was awake… and when I was hungry.
And I cooked up FOUR of those beautiful bbq hamburger steaks, so I have plenty leftover to enjoy through the weekend. 🙂 YUM!
How are things going for you?
It’s day 19 today. We have our final weigh-in for this mini-challenge on Monday morning! 🙂 That’s also when the next 90 Day Low Carb Challenge kicks off.
YES, back to back lol.
There are a lot of people that were on vacation while we were doing this little summer mini-challenge, and others that came in late and want to start in at the beginning of a new challenge. If you need to take a day or two off in between, feel free to do that. You can start whenever you please, just jump right in anytime!
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