I stayed in this weekend, and I was eating low carb alone and getting caught up on some writing work.
Below are ALL of my low carb meals & snacks for Saturday & Sunday, plus my MyFitnessPal diaries so you can see how I logged everything.
On Friday Aaron came over and worked from my home office with me and we “ate alone” together (lol). You can see Friday’s low carb meals here. We made a healthy “whole foods” LCHF breakfast together, then we got low carb Mexican take-out later.
I said treats/snacks, but the way we make them they’re more like a meal!;)
Saturday is when I taught our last Low Carb Class, so it was nice to have low carb foods on hand already that I could just “grab & eat” without any fuss in the kitchen. Meaning: no cooking, which I always love. 😉
I’ll show you what I ate this weekend…
My Low Carb Meals on Saturday
I had a busy start to the day, so I grabbed a handful of raw pecan halves early that morning. When I say “a handful” what I really mean is: I measured out exactly one serving (30 grams) on my kitchen scale – and logged them. 😉
I had breakfast later in the morning, and just warmed up a Low Carb Cream Cheese Pecan Blondie with fresh sliced strawberries. Delicious! More like a dessert than breakfast, and GREAT with coffee. 🙂
For lunch I had some Low Carb Spinach Bread made up in the fridge, so I just tossed 3 of those in the oven and had them warm with kosher cream cheese on top. 🙂 Yum!
Since I’m eating alone, I usually make a whole batch of the low carb breads, then patty them out so I know how many servings to add into the MyFitnessPal Recipe Calculator – then I bake what I want, and put the rest of the patties in the refrigerator and bake them fresh when I want some.
I usually just wrap them in parchment paper, and then use that to bake them on too – like this:
You can see a variety of my low carb bread recipes here including blueberry shortbread and garlic cheese bread. Those types of foods are great to have on hand for a quick meal or something to grab on the go! 🙂
For dinner I made my favorite “low carb cereal” which is also gluten free – and has perfect LCHF macros. It’s 1/2 cup (60 grams) of pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, and 4 small diced strawberries.
It comes to 5 net carbs and 85% healthy fats.
That’s one of my FAVORITE low carb meals because it’s easy, requires zero cooking, it’s all “real food” and pecans are a great source of healthy fats.
I also had 6 mugs of coffee on Saturday, each with 1 TBSP of Coffee-Mate Powdered Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1 carb per TBSP).
Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Saturday:
Net Carbs: 21
Total Carbs: 42
Protein: 52 grams
84% Fat / 11% Protein
Water: 64 ounces
My Low Carb Meals on Sunday
I skipped breakfast Sunday morning. Not intentionally, I just wasn’t hungry and enjoyed some coffee and quiet time.
Then for lunch I finished off the last of my fresh baby spinach… and fried 4 eggs to go on top.
I fried the eggs in 2 TBSP of real butter, and drizzled the rest of the melted butter over the fresh spinach. That was delicious! 🙂
I wasn’t really in the mood for dinner either.
Then I remembered there were low carb brownies in the fridge! 🙂
A big beautiful double-batch of fudgy Low Carb Peanut Butter Walnut Brownies!
I also had some fresh strawberries, and figured I would “add some food color” to my day (which is ALWAYS a good idea!) – green from the spinach, red from the berries. 🙂
I grabbed some mozzarella string cheese too, so here’s my plate:
I couldn’t finish it all. I ate about 3/4 of the brownie, 3 of the strawberries, and only one of the cheese sticks. 😛
I also had 5 mugs of coffee on Sunday, each with 1 TBSP of Coffee-Mate Powdered Sugar Free Hazelnut Creamer (1 carb per TBSP).
Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Sunday:
I know it can be tough sometimes if you’re eating alone (no accountability), and it can be tough if you’re cooking for a family – or eating out with friends that aren’t low carb.
I get that. I’ve been in ALL of those situations.
I found it easy enough to cook low carb when the kids were home, or when my friends are over these days – just by making a meat & green and then adding a healthy starch to the meal for everyone else. Or when friends are over now, we’re all adults… so we can cook together and make it work!
Eating alone can be tough too, especially because it’s too big a bother to mess up the whole kitchen for one person. And because I end up having to eat leftovers for days, lol.
Either way, all ways, whether you’re alone or not, eating out or eating in, it really just boils down to a choice. You have to eat anyway no matter where you are or who you’re with… so it’s just a matter of deciding WHAT to eat. That’s it…
I got my arm workout in yesterday! 🙂
I’ve been SO out of the habit with my exercise routine lately, and my big goal right now is to get back to my daily strength training. Just simple things I can do at home in short time.
Yesterday I did 20 Tricep Dips and 10 Modified Chin-Ups. Why? To tone my jiggly upper arms, because I have a trip coming up next month and I would LOVE to wear a new sleeveless dress I have… without being embarrassed of my arms. 😛
I honestly don’t think I would have MADE myself do it, if I hadn’t asked you to hold me accountable! So thank you.:):)
Smaller muscles, like your arms and calves for example, are SO easy to tone up FAST. And those muscles SHOW more than any others, so you can make a big difference in your appearance in short time with quick/easy muscle building exercises at home. 😉
How are things going with you?
I would LOVE to hear how things are going on your end. What are you struggling with, how is your weight loss going – any questions? And: are you working out or toning up TOO?
Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)
p.s. I am working on A LOT of fun & exciting updates here on the blog, so for now you can still watch all 5 low carb classes for any price you want – until I get the new page set up for them, then they’ll be a set price.
And I haven’t mentioned this yet, but there will be a surprise bonus coming SOON for those of you that are registered for the classes. 😉 So stay tuned for that!
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