Join us for the Fall 2016 Low Carb Challenge!
Bad news first, right? The September Keto Krate sold out FAST so the next shipment is the October box.
The good news: The low carb brownie mix is back in stock! 🙂
You have to see MY recipe for the brownies. 🙂 Click the image:
I have some great restaurant tips for you too, for ordering low carb when you go out to eat, plus my food diary & MyFitnessPal log to give you some low carb meal ideas.
After that I have a few things I want to share with you that I’m thinking about, doing, considering, etc… I’d love your feedback.
I had a fabulous day yesterday: great lunch with a great friend on a patio with sunshine & a warm breeze, plus I did a little shopping while I was in the city…
Friday’s Low Carb Meals
I had a full day of places to be. I thought about making eggs, but didn’t have time. I thought about stopping at McDonald’s for sausage & eggs, but that was out of the way. So I just grabbed some low carb snacks and headed out the door. 😛
It’s Cello Whisps and 30 grams of pecans (yes I weighed them! lol) and string cheese. Plus I took bottled water & coffee with me, of course. 😉
I only ended up eating the pecans & string cheese.
What do you grab to go on busy mornings??
I was supposed to meet my friend Sherry for lunch at one of our favorite spots, a little coffee shop where I always get a delicious spinach salad.
Sadly, it was closed! 😯
We ended up at Jason’s Deli instead, and I’d never eaten there before. It’s mostly sandwiches of course, so I looked up their menu & nutrition facts on my phone real quick… and Bingo! I found a big beautiful chicken club salad for 11 net carbs. 🙂
It’s smart to always look up the menu and nutrition facts BEFORE you order, and ideally before you even go out to eat.
That way you know EXACTLY what you’re going to order, and don’t end up flustered with a quick decision – or “guessing” at the carb count.
I did order the Chicken Club Salad, except I got grilled salmon instead of chicken – and a side of fresh strawberries. Delicious! 🙂
I asked for the strawberries because I saw they had fresh (homemade) strawberry shortcakes on display, so I simply said: “Oh, you have fresh strawberries – can I just have plain strawberries on the side please?” Simple! 🙂
Tip: If it’s on the menu ANYwhere it’s in the kitchen, so just ask for it!
Scour the menu for things like avocado, strawberries, cottage cheese, etc that may be on other dishes (or sandwiches, or whatever). You can replace a starchy side with any of those things! I do it all the time.:)
For dinner at home last night, I was tired so I just had a quick 3 eggs scrambled with 1 ounce of colby jack cheese in real butter…
I didn’t finish my salad at lunch. It was HUGE. I ate all of the salmon and about half of the salad – and just a few of the berries…
Here’s My MyFitnessPal Diary for Friday:
Net Carbs: 17
Total Carbs: 24
Protein: 92 Grams
70% Fat, 25% Protein
Water: 48 ounces
After such a great day yesterday (and such a great month actually) I woke up this morning back up to 140 pounds. 😐 😳
I’m a little frustrated with my slight fluctuations, but it’s mostly just a weight loss plateau for the last 5’ish weeks. I knocked myself out of ketosis on purpose almost two weeks ago, but that didn’t seem to help. Not that I can complain at 140 pounds and size 8.:) It’s going to be slow going from here, I know. I need to just focus on TONING and workouts right now instead of the scales. 😉
Speaking of, I’m considering a FitBit Swap…
The reviews are GREAT for switching.
Do you use a personal fitness tracker??
If so, which one do you use?
Oh, and I discovered a cool money-saving tip!
As you know, I love (LOVE) Fabletics athletic wear…
You can see pictures of me in Fabletics here. I recently had to size down to a Medium (yay!) so I ordered some new things – like the purple tunic style tank and the black & white tank you may have seen me in.
Anyway I was placing a new order, and check this out:
YES, I got ALL of that for under $18! 🙂 🙂
Actually, for only $13.75 because I got $4 cashback from Ebates on that order too.:) If you’re not using Ebates yet… why not?! lol! Seriously, it’s FREE MONEY.
Anyway, in addition to getting credits when you refer friends to Fabletics (that’s my invite link), you also rack up points every time you order something. And you get even more points for leaving reviews for things you have!
I totally missed the point system. 😛 I was ordering that orange tank to wear with a cute new black & white skirt – and was about to pay full price for it!
Anyway, now that I discovered that… I’m off to leave reviews for all the cool stuff I’ve ordered there over the last few years, lol. FREE clothes is AWESOME! 🙂
I figured I would share that cool tip in case you totally missed the points/rewards like I did – or in case you join sometime. It pays (literally) to leave reviews!
How are things going for you?
It’s day 41 and we’re wrapping up the 6th week of the challenge. 🙂 How are you doing with your low carb meals & macro tracking? Any questions or struggles?
I would love to hear your results so far…
Leave a comment and let’s talk!
p.s. Don’t forget the brownies. The brownies are amazing. 🙂 🙂
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