Example Low Carb Day: 3 Meals & A Snack – 19 Net Carbs, 78% Fat (Keto/LCHF)


Keto SnacksIt’s a cold breezy day here in Tennessee so I’m thinking of making a nice hot low carb pasta dish this afternoon. πŸ™‚

I’m not sure how it will turn out, but I’ve made low carb pasta recipes before that were great, so I’m hopeful!

The meatballs recipe at that link is GREAT. Definitely try that one sometime. I included ideas for “veggie pasta” using zoodles or other vegetables as the base instead of low carb pasta.

I had a very simple day yesterday, so I wanted to share my low carb meal diary with you so you can see how easy it is to eat low carb, and also to meet all your macros…

My Low Carb Meals on Tuesday

I had cheesy eggs for breakfast with a little salt & ground pepper. It’s 3 eggs scrambled in real butter with colby jack cheese – which I cubed off the block.

Low Carb Life, Typical Day

For lunch I made a bowl of “low carb cereal” with 30 grams of raw pecan halves, 1/4 cup of Daisy brand cottage cheese, 3 servings (75 grams) of Chunky Musli mix, and 4 strawberries:

Low Carb Breakfast Cereal, Gluten Free and Keto Friendly with great LCHF macros


I mentioned in yesterday’s low carb food diary that I had some leftover grilled chicken, and a caesar side salad from take-out the night before.

I heated up the chicken, added a serving of Spicy Chili Pili Nuts, and called it dinner. πŸ™‚ Pili Nuts are HUGE and the Spicy Chili flavor adds a nice kick – plus a soft buttery crunch to a salad. YUM!:)

Keto Friendly Low Carb Salad, LCHF with Healthy Fats

Then late last night I decided to enjoy the ChocoRite Chocolate Crispy Caramels that came in my November Keto Krate box. πŸ™‚ DELICIOUS. And only 2 net carbs for the whole package!

Low Carb Candy Bar

What a great guilt-free treat! πŸ™‚

My MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Tuesday:

MyFitnessPal Low Carb Food Diary with Net Carbs, LCHF and Keto

How To Get Net Carbs In MyFitnessPal (Free!)

LCHF Macros: Simple Explanation & Illustration

Net Carbs: 19
Protein: 93 grams
Fat: 78% , Protein: 19%
Calories: 2175
Water: 64 ounces


I’m really craving a big pan of roasted vegetables, but I don’t have any in the house. It’s time to get out and do some serious grocery shopping! In the meantime, I’m using up what I have here and just getting by with simple meals.

Of course, you know me: there’s always low carb take-out or delivery… if my pasta experiment doesn’t go well. πŸ˜‰ haha

How are things going with you?

Leave a comment & let’s chat.;)

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler


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10 Responses to Example Low Carb Day: 3 Meals & A Snack – 19 Net Carbs, 78% Fat (Keto/LCHF)

  1. Cheryl Wersland says:

    I’m enjoying your emails and trying to stay on track. I lost 15 lbs last yr with lc,
    But, due to stress circumstances I gained it back. Doing ok and staying out of pantry, declining ice cream at nite with husband. However, out for dinner 2 nights in a row. Last night Chile supper at a church and tonight Mexican with new neighbor ladies. So, my plan is to have fajitas without the bread stuff. I won’t have their guacamole because I think it is out of a Sisco trk, not homemade as in the past. So, wish me luck. I know I will be ok during the next week. Cheryl

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Cheryl πŸ™‚

      If ice cream with your husband at night is “quality time” for you two as a couple… get some Halo Top Creamery ice cream! They carry it at Kroger stores, that’s where I find the most flavors and the best prices anyway. Then you can enjoy ice cream with him guilt-free! πŸ™‚

      If it’s not quality time, or not something that makes you feel like you’re doing without, no worries. But it’s good to know there are options.;)

      As for group dinners and social events, I usually try to eat before I go, then just nibble on anything low carb that IS there. Otherwise (if there aren’t low carb options) I’ll busy myself helping serve or playing with someone’s baby, or get into a great conversation with someone there. Eating before, or at least snacking helps me a lot. πŸ˜‰

      Stress is a tough one. That’s something that caused me problems for years – until I finally got control of it, or how to deal with it without eating myself overweight again: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/10307/stress-depression-dieting/

      Enjoy your social time at dinner with the neighbors!! πŸ™‚

  2. Jenn says:

    Hi Lynn, I’m a new follower of your blog and love how simple you make the keto lifestyle. I’ll be in Disneyland next week with my family and wondering if you have any tips on surviving the amusement park… I’ll of course bring my Know cookies, Atkins bars and pecans but what do u suggest in terms of lunch & dinner?
    Thanks for your help!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      That sounds like fun, Jenn! πŸ™‚

      Taking your own snacks is smart. I always do that on my trips too. Other than that, just choose low carb options at restaurants or when you eat out – fast food, etc. There are usually hot dogs without buns, burgers without buns, there’s always McDonald’s sausage & fried egs with their All Day Breakfast menu, etc. At restaurants just choose meat & greens, order as simple/plain as you can, or a grilled salmon or chicken caesar salad is a good standby!

  3. Peggie Warren says:

    What do we do when we can’t afford to eat out or buy the keto boxes

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Peggie πŸ™‚

      Just keep it super simple with meat & greens + healthy fats. I often eat eggs with cheese for breakfast like yesterday (this food diary). And the pecans, cottage cheese & strawberries – without the musli. I eat those two meals almost daily at home.

      The restaurant meals can easily be made at home too. Although the 2-for-$20 menu at Applebee’s is hard to beat if you are going to eat out. Two side salads is one of the appetizer options, so that’s what we always get, and just one meal & salad makes two meals for me – as you saw. If I don’t have Pili Nuts, I’ll usually add raw or toasted pecans to my salad instead, to make it a meal.

      There’s a whole list of low carb foods here: https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/atkins-20/phase-1/low-carb-foods and of course years worth of food diaries here on my blog with lots of simple low carb meal ideas. πŸ™‚

  4. Peggie Warren says:

    I lost 11 pounds and have gained it back ..I’ll give this a try though…Thank you

    • Lynn Terry says:

      It’s the easiest, most sustainable method of losing weight that I know of. And of course can easily be done on a budget, with simple foods you can get anywhere. πŸ˜‰

  5. Melisa says:

    I went out to eat last night with some friends and hubby, Mexican!!! I was so proud that, although I was STARVING and had a stressful week at work, I did not eat and chips/salsa. I did eat some guacamole and had a huge Micalob Ultra draft. i ordered Texas fajitas, no rice ,no beans please. We were there an hour and a half and I did not eat the first chip!!! You can’t imagine what an accomplishment that is for me! Thanks for all your help and guidance!!

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