2017 Low Carb Challenge Details


2017 New Year Low Carb Challenge

Running January 1st ~ through ~ March 31st 2017

Just in time to look and feel AMAZING for Spring! 😉


Please read this entire page. It contains important links, information & challenge details. It should answer any questions you have, but if not you can leave a comment/question for me below. I’m happy to help any way I can!

Note: All material provided on this site and throughout this challenge is intended for informational & motivational purposes only and is not professional medical advice. Consult your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program.

How To Sign Up & Join In

If you received this by email, you’re good to go! Just make sure you are also in the Challenge Group on Facebook. You can find the link on the Challenge Page.

Otherwise sign up below now, and you’ll get the details in your inbox! Watch for a confirmation request and confirm your email address -or you’ll miss out!

If you’re not on Facebook, that’s okay! You can still join in and follow along simply by subscribing via email and participating with me right here. 🙂

Either way you’ll want to get connected on your favorite social channel so we can stay in touch, so you’ll get my helpful tips & updates plus easy low carb food ideas. You’ll find the links to my channels below at the end of this post.

Challenge Details Plus Important Links & Information

The New Year Challenge runs from January 1st to March 31st, 2017.

The Starting Weigh-In Thread link if you’re participating in the Challenge Group.

Make sure you weigh-in at the link above, in a comment below here on this post, or in your MyFitnessPal account (or whatever app/method you use to track your progress).


Join us for a 13 weeks of FUN, challenging ourselves to be healthier & leaner & stronger than ever before!

This challenge is only 13 weeks, just 3 months, only 90 days. It’s enough time to break bad habits, create new habits, improve your health dramatically, lose a substantial amount of weight, and feel amazing!

The timing is perfect to be leaner & looking awesome for Spring! 🙂

The challenge: To eat low carb for 90 full days!

That means: 20 net carbs per day max, 70% fat minimum.

By committing to this challenge you agree to stay on track for 90 days by eating 20 net carbs per day MAX, and at least 70% of your calories in healthy fats.

What You Need To Know To Get Started:

Checklist For Getting Started With Low Carb

Learn the Common Low Carb Terms & Acronyms

Macros & Carb Tracking Made Simple!

Struggling or Not Losing Weight Eating Low Carb? Read This

LCHF: Low Carb High Fat Diet Explained

Ketosis & Low Carb Flu Explained (What To Expect!)

How To Track Your Meals & Tracking Net Carbs

How Much Water Should You Drink? Read This

Throughout the challenge, I host FUN mini-challenges and share helpful tips & creative ideas. Watch for those! There will be a new theme every week. 🙂 You’ll receive those details by email, and also find those in the Challenge Facebook Group.

Year-End Challenge To-Do List

1. Weigh yourself first thing in the morning. This is the only true weigh, as your weight fluctuates 5 pounds or more throughout a single day. Post/Log your starting weight today.

2. Set up MyFitnessPal and record your weight there, and also log all of your meals.

This is how I have MyFitnessPal Set Up To Track Net Carbs.
That only works online, not on mobile/tablet.

3. Take body measurements as well, and record those in MyFitnessPal too.

Sometimes you’ll lose more inches than pounds, and it’s another great way to track your progress!

4. I highly recommend you take a “before photo” today. You’ll regret not having pictures to compare! Sometimes the scales may not show much loss, but comparison photos tell a different story. 🙂

5. Read The 8 links above. Educate yourself on how the Low Carb Diet (and this challenge) works!



Do These Steps:

  • Sign up by email at 90DayLowCarbChallenge.com
    This will put you on the list to receive official challenge updates. This is not the same as Facebook emails from the group, so make sure you subscribe if you haven’t already!
  • Read the Pinned Post in the Facebook Group
    Plus the Getting Started links I shared above. This will eliminate A LOT of repeat questions! 🙂 The Group Rules are posted there as well.

^ Make sure you have all of these steps covered!



Here’s to an AWESOME challenge together! 🙂 *cheers*

I want to help you every step of the way. I’ll be here for you, and like always I’ll share tips & ideas & thoughts with you along the way to help you through all of the challenges of losing weight and getting healthy. I’ll share my own meals with you for ideas, as well as my MyFitnessPal food diaries, for live examples.

If you’re in the Facebook Group, keep an eye out for my updates there. You can always do a search in the group for “Lynn Terry” to see if you missed one.

On my Facebook Page, you can get online and hover over the Like Button and choose to Get Notifications so you don’t miss a single update!

That, plus my live examples & motivational emails every morning will help keep great ideas in front of you, and help to keep you on track. 🙂

Questions / Comments / Thoughts? Leave a note below!

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler


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23 Responses to 2017 Low Carb Challenge Details

  1. Harriet Mccormick says:

    Thank you so much Terry.

  2. Karen Babcock says:

    I have an I-pad and can not get myfitness Pal. What can I do instead?

    • Julie says:

      You can get this app for iPad you just can’t set it up the same as on a laptop apparently. I am going to set it up on my laptop for my macros and see how it tracks on my iPad.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      The hack to get net carbs to show up only works online – not on the mobile or iPad versions. I use my mobile to track on the go, but get online (computer/laptop) to view my net carbs & ratios there. The app does have a pie chart for your ratios though. When you go to Nutrition, there is an option to switch to a pie chart instead of a list there.

  3. Emmanuel Pamela says:

    Thanks Terry, am so happy I found u. I hope you will help me loss all the fat? I will adhear to all instructions. Thanks again.

  4. Connie Page says:

    Thank you. To new beginnings in 2017.

  5. Sherry Smith says:

    When is the intial weigh in for Emailers for the 2017 challenge?

  6. Dave & Connie says:

    We’re on board! Best time of year to do this!

  7. Rene Holden says:

    Excited to have a group for support!! Let’s see less of us in 2017

  8. Rhonda Smith says:

    OK so my question is this 20 net carbs doesn’t seem like much. Not sure if I’m right . I have no clue really about it. But my nutritionist has put me on a 45 grams of carbs per meal. So wondering if this would be for me or not.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Rhonda 🙂

      Your nutritionist has you on a “lower carb diet” – which is better than nothing, but it’s not the same as a healthy ketogenic low carb diet with all the benefits of putting your body into ketosis.

      20 net carbs per day isn’t much, but it still leaves you with tons of food options – and you’ll never go hungry eating low carb/high fat. 😉

      Question: WHY did your nutritionist put you on that program?

      • Rhonda Smith says:

        I had to have my gall bladder taken out after trying the ketosis thing I was doing 25 carbs a day and they said it made my gall bladder bad. So they advised me to go see a nutritionist. I told her I wanted to lose weight with out messing my body up so she put me in that I lose about five lbs every two weeks when I stick to it..

        • Lynn Terry says:

          Hi Rhonda,

          How long did you eat low carb before that happened – and how consistent were you? I ask because going on/off can have an impact – and I’m curious if you did eat low carb long enough to do any kind of damage to a body part… or if that was just an assumption on their part perhaps.

          Also, how did you track when you were eating low carb before? Were you eating high protein, or eating at least 70% of your daily calories in healthy fats – and no more than 25% protein?

    • Lesley says:

      I went to a nutritionist a couple years ago who wanted to put me on the same diet: 45 carbs per meal (breakfast lunch dinner) and 15 grams per snack. That was a total of 165 carbs per day! Did your nutritionist say anything about fat intake because mine said I had to keep my TOTAL fat at less than 5g per meal. She recommended I ate low or no fat processed salad dressing, rice cakes (!!), fruit, lean meat and no dairy unless it was no/low fat.
      Unfortunately even professionals don’t understand this way of eating as a healthy way and are still stuck on the high carb/low fat way of eating. Read the book “Why We Get Fat: And What to do about It”. It was eye opening.

  9. Carol says:

    Hi Lynn, Thank you for all the help that you give us, you are such a joy to us all. Have you tried the smart Bun from netrition? they say it has 0 carbs I sure hope so they are right because they are awesome. Thank you again and Happy new Year

  10. Dawn Darling says:

    Hi Lynn–

    Not sure how I wondered onto your FB page, but I’m sure glad I found it for the challenge. Just what I needed to push me over the line to try the LCHF instead of the LC.

    Anyway, I’m staying close to the 20 net, but I was wondering….if I was able to go lower here and there, it seems as if the other calories would be better off if they were from fat instead of protein calories. Is that correct?

    Thank you!

  11. Brenda Sue Poe says:

    Missed this one, but I want in on next mini-challenge until you start another 90 day challenge. Thank you so much for changing my life Lynn. Hugsssssssssss

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Brenda 🙂 We’re running until March 31st, so jump right in! That’s a good three weeks to really challenge yourself HARD and get a head start before the next challenge begins. 😉

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