The Fall 2016 Low Carb Challenge kicked off yesterday with a bang!
What an amazing community of “losers” coming together for awesome results!
If you have any questions about the challenge or eating low carb, check that challenge link above. There are helpful links that should answer any questions you have. Otherwise you can leave a comment there or here. I’m happy to help any way I can!
I have been eating very low carb consistently for something like 120 days straight now, and did incredibly well during the last two challenges! I started this challenge at 141.2 pounds, up just slightly from my all-time low of 139.8 pounds.
I’m VERY close to my goal weight at this point, so my goal for this challenge is to continue eating healthy and low carb, and also to exercise consistently and get in amazing shape! I’m anxious to TONE UP this leaner body. 🙂
I am doing the challenge with you of course, so I thought I’d share what I’ve been eating for the past couple of days to give you some ideas and live examples…
Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
My low carb breakfast on Sunday was a simple plate of 3 scrambled eggs with colby jack cheese. Eggs are .4 carbs each, so 3 eggs is 1.2 carbs. I use real (block) cheese and measure it on my Ozeri Kitchen Scale so I can track my macros properly.
Earlier in the weekend I made up a big batch of Low Carb BBQ Spinach Burgers. I like to cook up plenty if I cook at all (lol) to make for easy meals for a day or two.
I used Guy’s Sugar Free BBQ Sauce on these hamburger steaks, and when I reheated it for lunch I just put it in the oven and topped it with Colby Jack cheese.
That was a pretty filling (and late) lunch so I wasn’t in the mood for a big dinner. I just had an easy low carb snack later that night of Blue Diamond almonds (28 grams) and a Laughing Cow creamy swiss wedge (1 carb).
Just like with the cheese, I measure my almonds out in ounces. I’ve found that’s the only accurate way to measure them for proper food logging.
That’s my Ozeri Kitchen Scale. I love it! Small, inexpensive & convenient!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Sunday:
Monday’s Low Carb Meals
My low carb breakfast yesterday was a fun plate of low carb foods! 🙂 It’s 2 ounces of Oscar Mayer sliced rotisserie chicken, 1 ounce of colby jack cheese, 28 grams of Blue Diamond almonds, and 17.5 grams of hand-picked blueberries. (4 net carbs)
I had errands to run later in the morning, including my quest to find Halo Top low carb ice cream – which has proven to be quite the quest! 😛 lol. None of my local stores carry it, so a 2-hour round trip and three Kroger stores later… I finally found it!
Obviously I needed to head back pretty quick after that, with an hour drive on a hot August day in Tennessee – and ice cream in the car! I was famished though, and there was nothing around but a McDonald’s and a Burger King.
I do best at Hardee’s where you can get a lettuce wrapped burger or sandwich, and where I know what to order. I had to “wing it” at Burger King knowing I would be driving and in heavy traffic, so I just asked for two hot dogs without buns…
That was NOT great, but it got me by at least. 😛
For dinner I finished off my last spinach burger. I made some broccoli to go with it this time. It’s Pictsweet frozen broccoli florets, and I just added salt and real butter.
The hamburger steak is FULL of spinach! That made for a delicious meal. And plenty of greens. 🙂
Here’s the recipe for the BBQ Spinach Burgers again.
There’s a cool tip in that post anytime you’re making hamburgers or hamburger steaks, so they don’t puff up on you – and you don’t have to squeeze all the juices out flattening them. It makes for juicy delicious burgers!
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Monday:
I didn’t really eat anything too exciting the last couple of days. I’m just keeping it simple, and super low carb – and easy. 🙂
I knocked myself out of ketosis Saturday night testing the Arctic Zero low carb ice cream. You can see in my food diary above that I tested the Halo Top low carb ice cream last night. Stay tuned for my review & comparison! They’re quite different…
I love that I’m finding great low carb alternatives to my old favorites. It keeps me from wanting to stray off plan, like the low carb grilled cheese for example.
I’ve been tempted to swing into Sonic for a big greasy grilled cheese lately, so I just need to order the Low Carb Everything Bread and make my own – because those are so much better!
How are things going for you?
It’s day 2 today. How are you doing so far? 🙂
Leave a comment and let’s talk!
p.s. I got notification yesterday that my next Keto Krate is on it’s way, so I’ll have some fun new low carb products to try when that gets here! Here’s a Sneak Peek at what’s coming in the next box: August Keto Krate Sneak Peek! They’re shipping out daily so if you sign up now, you’ll get that same box too. 😉
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