We’re a full week into the Summer Low Carb Challenge and it’s time for the Week One Weigh-In today!
You can weigh in at the Week One Weigh-In in our private Facebook group, or leave a comment here on this post with your total number of pounds lost since we started on June 25th.
It’s never too late to join in! You can join us today if you haven’t already. New people join in every single day. 😉
The challenge is FREE, just go to: 90DayLowCarbChallenge.com to get details & sign up.
The weekly weigh-ins are just for accountability, of course. The lifestyle change is the goal! ❤
You may notice great weight loss the first week or you may start off slow. You’ll discover there are many “holds” and fluctuations and even temporary gains on the scale as part of a VERY normal weight loss trend…
Just power through those!
Focus on feeling GREAT knowing you are eating healthy & getting in shape. Those are BIG achievements to celebrate. 💪🥦
To give you ideas & examples I’ll be sharing my low carb food diaries and MyFitnessPal logs with you here, along with recipes and motivation and easy exercises you can do (too). Plus open discussions about my own struggles.
I’ve been having quite a few physical AND mental struggles this summer actually, so stay tuned as I’ll share those with you along with the solutions I’ve come up with… and the results as they unfold!
In the meantime, here are my low carb meals yesterday (plus a great recipe!) and my MyFitnessPal food diary too so you can see a real life example:
My Low Carb Meals on Sunday
I started with just coffee then had a late breakfast so it was around 11:30am before I ate. I made a simple breakfast of cheesy eggs. This was 4 eggs and 2 ounces of cheese, scrambled in real butter, so it was a VERY filling meal.
I cube colby jack cheese off the block, measuring about half ounce per egg, melt a TBSP of real butter over medium heat in a non stick skillet, crack the eggs straight into the melted butter and scramble in the skillet, add the cubed cheese about halfway through and continue scrambling over medium heat. Easy! 🙂
Aaron was over yesterday and he LOVES my spinach bread for tasty low carb sandwiches, so I decided to bake up a batch for an easy lunch/dinner – which was probably around 4 or 5pm in the evening.
💚 Low Carb Spinach Biscuits Recipe 💚
These are gluten free too, and SO easy to make! 👉 I usually make half a batch for 6 (normal-sized) biscuits:
– 1/2 cup of almond meal/flour
– 1 tbsp melted butter
– 3oz finely shredded parmesan
– 1 large egg
– 1 tsp baking powder
– steamed/cooked/leftover spinach
I use a whole bag of Pictsweet Cut Leaf Steamables Spinach in a full recipe, half the bag in a half-batch recipe (above). I added garlic powder & Italian seasoning this time too.
Then just patty them out with your hands into evenly sized pieces of any shape, place them on parchment paper on a baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees until done. I flip mine once to get them slightly browned on each side.
📲 See this post for the recipe & a great dinner dish too! Enjoy ❤
I had a “happy accident” with this staple recipe today, lol. I normally make a half batch (the recipe above) for 6 normal sized “biscuits” instead of 12 – a full batch.
That makes a low carb sandwich for me and 2 for Aaron (6 pieces). Yesterday I accidentally made a full batch into 6 biscuits… instead of 12.
They were HUGE 🤣 haha. OOPS ~ Whatta sammich!!
Aaron was happy lol.
I just had turkey slices and Duke’s mayo on mine, but obviously these would be great with a big juicy bacon cheeseburger between them as well. Or whatever your favorite sandwich!
It says “4 servings” of Spinach Biscuits in my MFP diary below because I accidentally doubled the recipe and made them HUGE lol. So it was two double servings, just FYI – one sandwich with two very large pieces of the spinach bread.;)
Sunday’s MyFitnessPal Food Diary
16 Net Carbs
Protein: 79 grams
74% Fat, 22% Protein
Water: 40 ounces
You’ll notice that Protein is only 22% of my total daily calories, yet I had 79 grams of protein yesterday. The recommended daily amount of protein for women is 46 grams a day. So while I’m eating “high fat” I’m also getting *plenty* of protein.
This is why you can’t go by grams, but rather have to go by ratios or percentages. See this link for a detailed explannation & illustration of proper macro ratios:
I couldn’t finish my whole sandwich in one sitting as the spinach bread is really filling, so I finished the rest of it later before I went to bed. 😉
Like I said, I’ve been having some “summer struggles” with both mindset/motivation AND weight loss, so stay tuned for an update on that (blah, lol). I had to do some technical upgrades on my servers which kept me from being able to blog, so we have a lot of catching up to do!
How are things going with you lately?
Don’t forget to weigh in today…
Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)
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