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This morning I weigh 142.4 pounds.
I know why though. It’s because I knocked myself out of ketosis testing low carb ice creams (lol) so I’m back in the thick of keto flu this week.
Even when I’m eating low carb super consistent with no new food introductions, my weight fluctuates up and down. That’s totally normal, for your weight to go up and then down and then hold, etc.
The cool thing though, is sticking it out and seeing the overall downward trend. 🙂
I was thinking about that this morning as I was standing on the scales. I said “aww, I gained 2 1/2 pounds.” Then I thought how silly that is. If you lost a dime, and then found 2 cents – are you 2 cents richer? NO. You still lost 8 cents. 😛 lol…
Here’s what I ate yesterday, along with my MyFitnessPal food diary, to give you some meal ideas and see how I track things.
Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals
My favorite low carb breakfast! Healthy foods, perfect macros. 🙂
It’s 1/2 cup crushed pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries, 1/8 cup (17.5 grams) of blueberries. (6 net carbs and 85% healthy fats)
I had a quick snack around lunchtime: 2 ounces of Oscar Mayer sliced rotisserie chicken (1 carb). I just ate it right off the scale. 🙂
Around 2:30 I decided to have a real lunch, and grabbed a low carb style Frisco Burger from Hardee’s (known as Carl’s Jr in some areas). They’ll make ANY sandwich low carb for you! See http://www.Seedrah.com (Hardee’s spelled backward). 🙂
For dinner I had take-out from Captain D’s Seafood. It’s just a little greasy fast food joint, but they do have healthy & low carb options!
I got the grilled fish & shrimp (whitefish & shrimp skewer) with double green beans for the two sides. I did have to order it: “no rice, no bread.”
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Tuesday:
Net Carbs: 31
Total Carbs: 47
Protein: 86 Grams
82% Fat, 13% Protein
Water: 48 ounces
See that Halo Top ice cream in my food diary?!
I was at a PERFECT 21 net carbs yesterday, with great fat/protein ratios, when I decided to test that other Halo Top low carb ice cream flavor late last night. 😐 lol.
I thought “Eh, 4 carbs per serving.” Right, IF you can eat a single serving! I ate TWO – half a pint. 😛 Then realized this flavor is 5 net carbs per serving – too. Ha! Oops. I took this picture to remind myself what a HALF CUP SERVING looks like. 🙂 lol…
Still, 31 net carbs for the day isn’t sinfully horrible or anything, especially with a nice (low carb) ice cream splurge. It’s ideal to plan those better of course, and test those on days when I have “carbs to spare” in my food diary. 😉
I’ll give you the breakdown on Arctic Zero and Halo Top Creamery as low carb ice cream options soon. I’m still testing how they affect me. And I need to test them in single servings for a true test, haha.
So far I love the Brownie Blast Arctic Zero, and the Mint Chip Halo Top.
Eating the WHOLE pint of Arctic Zero last Saturday night is what threw me out of ketosis though, because that was 4 servings and 32 grams of sugar (it doesn’t use artificial sweetener). Which is why my weight is up this week…
It’ll drop again in the next day or so of course as my body gets back into ketosis and I continue to eat low carb, so I’m not worried about it. So long as I can stay out of the ice cream! haha
How are things going for you?
It’s day 3 today. How are you doing so far? 🙂
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