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I didn’t REALLY blow it until late last night. 😛 I’ll show you how…
I was actually tempted to eat off plan (you know: cheat), but I just don’t have the desire for “my old favorites” after eating ketogenic consistently for SO long. So I decided to try some fun new low carb foods instead.
I do still have temptations now and then. I’m pleased I didn’t end up face first in a fudge pie 😯 haha, and I discovered some new things that I really love!
I’m also pleased I woke up today weighing the same as yesterday, although I’m pretty sure I knocked myself out of ketosis…
Day 19: Saturday’s Low Carb Meals
This all started because I was out of pecans yesterday… lol. That meant I had to get creative with breakfast. Or just eat eggs. And getting creative sounded like more fun!
I grabbed the Flackers (flax crackers) I got in my July Keto Box, found some raspberries I already had thawed & a couple of Laughing Cow creamy swiss wedges.
These are really starting to grow on me. I don’t care for the Rosemary flavor that much, so I’d love to try the other flavors. These will be great for hiking, traveling, road trips, etc! They’re super low carb, if you count net carbs.
Anyway, they were really good topped with creamy swiss & juicy raspberries. 🙂
For lunch I heated up a BIG plate of the Low Carb BBQ Spinach Burgers I made the day before. I topped it with tomato slices and colby jack cheese, and heated it up in the oven. The burger itself is FULL of spinach.
I used Guy’s Award Winning Sugar Free BBQ Sauce which I also got in my first Keto Krate. That stuff is addictive and delicious. 🙂 Anyway, I made a HUGE plate of this for lunch. This hamburger steak is the size of my face, lol:
Since I was on a roll, I pulled out two more products from my last Keto Krate to try – the Chef’s Cut Chicken Jerky and Roam Stick – plus some almonds, olives, mozzarella sticks, a creamy swiss wedge & some ranch dip I had leftover:
I just made up a big “snack plate” to enjoy while watching a favorite show. 🙂
My favorite thing on that plate? The Chef’s Cut Buffalo Style Chicken Jerky. It’s amazingly DELICIOUS!! 🙂 It’s like mild boneless wings, and dipped in ranch… it was just PERFECT. Definitely a new favorite!
You can check out the details & nutrition facts here: http://amzn.to/29R9lVw.
I’ll definitely be ordering that again. They’re tender, tasty, not TOO spicy. And they’re perfect for hiking, on the go, road trips/traveling, movie night, you name it!
ANYone will love the buffalo chicken jerky – low carb or not. 😉
I’m not usually a fan of beef sticks, and pass on them more often than not, but the Roam Stick was actually good – and not icky greasy like others I’ve had from the gas station. It’s a pork stick by the way, not beef.
I dipped the Roam Stick in the swiss wedge – that was a yummy combo. 🙂
Janet asked me what I thought of the Roam Sticks. They’re good – and a good low carb food: non gmo, pasture raised, no antibiotics or growth hormones, gluten free, no nitrates, no refined sugar, etc. Another great pick for my big hikes, for sure.
They aren’t as tough as those “beef jerky” sticks you get at the store either.
I was all good up until this point, maybe a few carbs over my usual limit of 20 net carbs a day, but not by much. And then I decided to try ONE MORE low’ish carb product…
I mentioned recently that I’d be testing some different low carb ice creams. Halo Top Creamery is next on my list to try, but I started with Arctic Zero. They sent me 5 pints to taste-test, and this is the one I started with:
I dipped into one of the other flavors (the peanut butter chocolate pictured below) but it didn’t draw me in like the Brownie Blast. THAT flavor… is GOOD.
I ended up eating the entire pint. 😐 lol…
It’s made with real sugar, but not a lot, so it doesn’t give you that blood sugar spike and woozy feeling like real ice cream – and it doesn’t give you the “tummy rumbles” like sugar free ice cream that has artificial sweeteners. A win/win!
But an entire pint… does knock me out of ketosis. Duh.
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Saturday:
Obviously my macros are WAY OFF. I usually stick to 20 net carbs max, 70% fat minimum. But for a “cheat day” with all low carb products, and mostly just having fun testing out new things… it’s not so bad.
It wasn’t an all out face dive into a chinese buffet or anything 😛 lol. Just a variety of healthy foods, topped off by way too much “healthy” ice cream. 🙂
I have no control with the Brownie Blast Arctic Zero ice cream. NOTED.
There was GREAT feedback on the Arctic Zero ice cream on Instagram. Lots of people chimed in with their experience!
How I did not wake up weighing more this morning boggles my mind. 😛 I feel sure I knocked myself out of ketosis by eating the entire pint of Arctic Zero ice cream.
The “brownie blast” flavor is DELICIOUS, but it’s 8 net carbs per 1/4 cup serving – which is 8 grams of sugar (um, x4 servings = 32 grams of sugar!).
No regrets. I find “Food Regrets” and “Food Guilt” are worse for you than anything you can eat. And I feel GOOD about what I did choose to eat yesterday. The Arctic Zero is definitely a healthier choice than traditional ice cream.
I’m still out of pecans. That seems dangerous, lol.
I’m just going to make some eggs for breakfast this morning, enjoy the rest of my BBQ Spinach Burgers, and do a hardcore T25 workout today…
I had FUN trying so many new things though. I tend to stick to my usual favorites and just eat the same thing over and over, which is fine too. Obviously, because I’m at my lowest weight yet! But it’s nice to mix things up now and then…
How are things going for you?
It’s day 20 today. We have our final weigh-in for this mini-challenge tomorrow, on Monday morning! 🙂 That’s also when the next 90 Day Low Carb Challenge kicks off. YES, back to back lol.
I would love to hear how you’ve done, and how you feel about tomorrow’s weigh in. Did you lose weight in the last 3 weeks on the mini-challenge??
I would also love to hear your thoughts on the fun stuff I tried yesterday, anything that piqued your interest, or if you’ve tried some of those yourself – what did YOU think?
p.s. I had SO much fun with my first Keto Krate experience! Here’s a Sneak Peek at what’s coming in the NEXT keto krate, which is shipping this week: August Keto Krate Sneak Peek! If you sign up today, you’ll get that box next week too. 😉
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