In my last food diary post I gave you 8 full days of low carb meals and myfitnesspal diaries.
At that point I had lost 2.4 pounds in around 10 days, which for me is a good rate of weight loss.
I’ll weigh in again Monday morning with our Summer Low Carb Challenge.
I’ll give you an update on my new Blood Glucose & Ketone Meter as well, because I got that set up this weekend and will start doing some strategic keto tests this week. 😉
In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been eating for the last few days…
My Low Carb Meals on Tuesday
On Tuesday morning I tried two of the brand new NUSH foods low carb organic cakes I told you about in my last post, each warmed up and topped with a pat of butter.
Those were delicious!
For “lunch” I was simply snacking at my desk throughout the workday, starting with some raw pecan halves and colby jack cheese I sliced off the block:
Then I found this “bacon snack” I got in a recent Keto Krate box, and ate that too – which was better than I expected for some reason.
It wasn’t as crisp as I like my bacon, but tasted pretty much freshly cooked – other than the fact that it wasn’t hot.
If you read my last food diary you’ll recall I accidentally had a package of baby kale – instead of baby spinach. Oops! 😛
I decided to use that up so I plucked the stems off of the kale and tossed it in the skillet with some cauliflower rice, butter and Pili Nuts – which are a buttery soft zero carb nut.
Then I seared some shrimp in a little butter to top off the veggies, which made for a fabulous meal!
It was VERY filling with the extra amount of big buttery-soft crunch of Pili Nuts added in. Aaron and I neither one could finish our plates, which is unusual. 😉
Pili Nuts are great for snacking, but I really prefer to cook with them!
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See this delicious Cinnamon Spice Keto Muffin Recipe I made with them recently. 🙂
Anyway, here’s how my macros worked out for the day…
Tuesday’s MyFitnessPal Food Diary
16 Net Carbs
Protein: 49 grams
84% Fat, 12% Protein
My Low Carb Meals on Wednesday
I made bacon on Wednesday morning to go along with my usual cheesy eggs. 🙂
That was a late breakfast ^ then I went out for an early dinner.
That turned out to be a WIN because Logan’s Roadhouse has great prices from 3-6pm so I picked the Logan’s Wood Grilled Chicken with two sides off that menu for only $8.99.
For one of my sides I had a side caesar salad with no croutons – and I literally CLEANED that plate. 🙂
When I ordered the Wood Grilled Chicken I had them add cheddar and bacon on top, in addition to the Peppercorn Parmesan cream sauce that comes on it – which I did look up online first. It’s very low carb. 😉
My other side was steamed broccoli – which made for a fabulous meal!
After dinner Aaron and I went out for an iced coffee as a treat.
The most important thing with their iced teas & coffee is that you ask for NO CLASSIC SYRUP and make sure it says that on your drink tag.
Classic Syrup is just sugar water, as some of their drinks are served “lightly sweetened” adding a full 30 grams of sugar/carbs even if you order it black.
I ordered my iced coffee with Heavy Whipping Cream, sugar free vanilla and sugar free cinnamon dolce – with no classic syrup of course. I also asked for half the HWC in mine.
We determined they usually add about half a cup of HWC to a Venti iced coffee, so I counted 1/4 cup (half that) which comes to 4 TBSP. HWC is .4 carbs per TBSP making my coffee 1.6 carbs – which I logged in my diary below under “snacks.”
I only ate half of my main course at dinner and brought the rest home as leftovers, so later that night I ate a Keto Brownie as a quick snack when I got hungry again.
Those are delicious!
I prefer the Keto Blondies but I was in the mood for straight chocolate that night. 😉
Here’s how my numbers worked out for the day…
Wednesday’s MyFitnessPal Food Diary
16 Net Carbs
Protein: 77 grams
74% Fat, 21% Protein
My Low Carb Meals on Thursday
Thursday I had to get straight to work – do not pass go, do not collect $200, just get straight to my desk and dig into work – and meet some deadlines!
I grabbed one of the original Keto Brownie Bars to kick off my day.
They don’t make these anymore, but I have a box left that I am rationing out – knowing when they’re gone, they’re GONE. 😛
I like those because they don’t have any sugar alcohol. 😉
When I got hungry again, I found some leftover bacon (a single people problem!) and sliced some sharp white cheddar off the block – and literally ate that at my desk straight out of the foil the bacon was wrapped in -lol.
I mentioned I had half my chicken and some of my broccoli leftover from dinner at Logan’s the night before. Aaron had some “naked wings” (just skin-on chicken wings with no sauce) too… and they BOTH ended up in my fridge!
So of course I turned that into dinner. 🙂
I just mixed up my chicken & veggies & cheese and heated the wings up in oven, which made for a great meal!
I’m addicted to the Legendary Foods flavored almond butters! Our coupon code there is LOWCARBTRAVELER for a discount.
The NUI Cookies are not my favorite, but Aaron LOVES them. I only really like the Peanut Butter flavor, and even that has more aftertaste than I like.
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Aaron likes all the flavors – apparently, because he raids my NUI stash every time he comes over, lol.
Here’s how I logged those meals & how my macros worked out for the day…
Thursday’s MyFitnessPal Food Diary
18 Net Carbs
Protein: 86 grams
77% Fat, 19% Protein
My Low Carb Meals on Friday
Friday is the day I had the big NUSH Cakes Taste-Test Brunch with Aaron. I’m on their R&D Taste Panel so I had him help me try all six of the new flavors.
I served those delicious cakes with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries & cream cheese. It took me two meals to eat all of that though. 😉
Later I just had 3 eggs scrambled in butter with colby jack cheese:
And for my sweet tooth later that night… 🙂
ONE tbsp of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Almond Butter and a 30 gram serving of raw pecans. Just a quick snack because I was working late and got hungry again.
I didn’t have cream cheese with it, but I did NOT take a picture of that snack (oops!) – so this is an older picture where I ate that yummy nut butter before:
(Working late meaning it was like a 22 hour day – with a nap in between!)
Here’s how I logged those meals…
Friday’s MyFitnessPal Food Diary
22 Net Carbs
Protein: 59 grams
80% Fat, 14% Protein
I haven’t been hiking again since my adventurous Cable Trail Climb but Slim and I did get out for a little afternoon river wading one afternoon. 🙂
Other than that, I’ve been doing simple floor exercises and strength training at home every day – and the last two days I increased the number of reps on each of the three exercises I’m doing.
I need to find the right name for them because I’m calling them “butt kicks” and “hip lifts” but I know they have a proper name, lol. Those plus Tricep Dips have been my daily routine since I committed to exercising daily again.
I’m focusing on toning up my butt, core and arms at the moment. But I would really love to get back out hiking twice a week like I used to for the endurance and strength building. It’s just been tough with my work schedule lately so I’m going to have to MAKE time. 😉
Anyway, that’s an update from me on meals & workouts…
As you can see my macros are on point at around 20 net carbs max and 70% fat minimum consistently every day.
I’ll weigh in on Monday along with everyone else in the Low Carb Challenge, and also catch you up on the glucose & ketone testing I’m doing – and what my plans are with that going forward.
How are things going for you this week?
Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)
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