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!
My August Keto Krate box arrived yesterday! Now I have LOTS of new low carb foods to enjoy this week. 🙂 🙂
I cannot wait to show you what all is inside the box this time, and discuss all our favorite picks – so stay tuned for my next post on that!;)
They still have 200 August boxes on hand and they are shipping those out NOW, so you can still get one if you sign up today.
Note: the next Low Carb Challenge kicks off on September 1st! 🙂
Of course you can get a head start now, or stay on track right here with me – because I eat low carb year round and between challenges. So stick with me here as we prepare to kick off the “official” challenge in a few weeks…
As usual here is my food & fitness diary, so you can see what I’m eating and how I’m logging it, for easy low carb food ideas. And in this case, easy meals on the go or out & about. 😉
My Low Carb Meals on Monday
I had my favorite healthy low carb breakfast: 1/2 cup pecan pieces, 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 4 small strawberries & 18 grams of blueberries.
It comes to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat – and delicious!
I was out running errands around lunchtime, so I grabbed a Low Carb Grilled Chicken Club from Hardee’s (also known as Carl’s Jr in some areas).
And yes, it’s on the menu! 🙂
^ That low carb lettuce wrapped sandwich is 7 net carbs because it’s BBQ chicken, so most of the carbs come from the sauce.;)
Since I was close to my “carb budget” for the day by dinner, I just made cheesy eggs.
It’s 4 eggs scrambled in real butter, with colby jack cheese cubed off the block. And a dash of pepper. 🙂
I also had a few bites of a leftover low carb brownie, and 6 mugs of coffee 😯 lol – each with a TBSP of Coffee-Mate sugar free powdered hazelnut creamer…
Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Monday:
Net Carbs: 23
Total Carbs: 35
Protein: 88 grams
74% Fat / 20% Protein
Water: 56 ounces
My Low Carb Meals on Tuesday
Tuesday was a busy day of running non-stop, so I just grabbed a handful of pecans for breakfast. And by a handful, I mean 2 servings (60 ounces) measured out precisely on my little kitchen scale. 😉
I was out running errands late morning, fortunately before breakfast ended (!) so I stopped through Burger King and grabbed a low carb meal to go.
They had their croissants 2-for-$4 so I got two sausage egg & cheese croissants (“without the croissants, please”). 🙂
The BK.com (Burger King) website has these listed as 1 carb each.
TIP: Always look online and use the nutrition calculators and/or nutrition fact downloads to SEE exactly what you’re getting!;)
That evening I had a date with Aaron 🙂 and we decided to get a healthy low carb dinner at O’Charley’s restaurant. They have LOTS of great low carb menu options!
We both got the same thing, with a few minor variations. Starting with a caesar side salad for me, and a garden side salad for him – both with “no croutons, please.”
Tip: If you’re eating alone, or eating with other people who are low carb or gluten free, let your server known when they come to greet you and take your drink order.
I simply say, “We don’t eat bread, so don’t worry with bringing the rolls – I hate for them to go to waste.”
And always say that with a smile. Be nice to your servers! 😉
Dinner was Cedar Plank Salmon with Steamed Broccoli.
I ask for my broccoli “loaded” like a baked potato – and that’s exactly what I tell my server: “Can I get that loaded please, like a baked potato: top my broccoli with butter, sour cream, cheese & bacon” (or whatever you want on it).
The salmon was charred SO beautifully, which is my preference. It was delicious!!
Note: The cedar plank salmon at O’Charley’s is always flown in fresh and NEVER frozen, which is WHY it’s so delicious… and why I love to go there for salmon.
I couldn’t eat it all, so I logged what I did eat – and brought the rest home as leftovers to enjoy for lunch today. 🙂
Here’s my MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Tuesday:
Net Carbs: 15
Total Carbs: 24
Protein: 61 grams
81% Fat / 16% Protein
Water: 56 ounces
The Free Plugin I Use to Get Net Carbs in MyFitnessPal
LCHF Macros: A Simple Explanation & Illustration
After dinner Aaron was teaching me how to use Resistance Bands, and showed me a few cool EASY exercises I could do at home with them. He had extra – you know, the “lightweight” bands he wouldn’t use anyway 🙂 lol – so he sent those home with me.
This was NOT easy to try out… in a dress. 🙄 haha – especially a “fluffy” comfortable knee length summer dress. But you know me: do it anyway!:)
I’m not even going to ask, “does that dress make me look fat?” 😛 because I was obviously going for “hot summer night comfortable” lol. It may not be flattering (at all), and definitely oversized on me, but it’s basically like getting to wear pajamas in public.:)
The resistance bands he gave me are 4″, but these are the #1 Best Seller on Amazon – and a GREAT price too, especially with the workouts & videos that come with them:
So now in addition to working on my arms with my Tricep Dips and Modified Chin-Ups… I’m using the bands for “butt sculpting” (_|_) and inner thigh workouts.
All easy things you can do at home in a few short minutes! 🙂
I can’t wait to dig into my new Keto Krate box – while I eat my O’Charley’s leftovers – and show you what all came in this month’s box. I’ll give you a detailed list in my next post – because it’s such a FUN way to discover interesting new low carb foods.:)
As for dinner tonight… I’m thinking Applebee’s take-out!
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?
Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)
p.s. If you’re signed up for Keto Krate, did you get your August box yet? I would love to hear YOUR favorite low carb product in this month’s box!
If you want this one, they do still have extra August boxes and they’re shipping them out NOW so if you sign up today you’ll get THIS box. 🙂
Discount Code: LOWCARBTRAVELER
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