If you’re participating in the Summer Low Carb Challenge it’s time for the Week 8 Weigh-In in our private Facebook group, or leave a comment here on this post with your total pounds lost since June 25th.
I’ll share my feedback on those things with you, plus the other meals I’ve been eating – to give you some ideas for keeping it simple on the go & at home.
Also, today I was featured on the Atkins instagram channel. 🙂 You can check it out here. There are 4 posts from/about me there.
I shared a side-by-side weight loss photo on Facebook a few days ago and I’ll share that with you here as well.
The difference between the two photos really shocked me! 😛
Here are some of my low carb foods & meals this week…
I tried the Keto Watt peanut butter bar that came in the July Keto Krate box. I didn’t really like it that much. I didn’t hate it, and I did finish it, I just didn’t LOVE it.
It tasted more like peanuts than peanut butter (very natural flavor) which I liked, but I couldn’t quite enjoy the texture.
I also tried the new Garlic & Herb keto crackers compared to the original flavor by Know Foods. I couldn’t tell a huge difference between the two, so the garlic herb flavor is not overpowering at all.
Have you tried the original Know Thins crackers?
I have to admit, the CRUNCH was a nice addition to dinner! I had them with a simple tuna salad and some colby jack cheese sliced off the block:
I think they’ve changed more than just the packaging. They come in boxes now instead of bags, so there’s less crumbling!
They used to be more CRISP like a cross between a pringle and a graham cracker. Now they’re closer in texture to wheat thins I think.
Still the best low carb crackers I’ve ever found! 😉❤
I think they’d be especially nice with a garlic herb cheese spread & meat tray.
Over the last week I’ve gotten in the habit of making enough cheesy eggs for two meals – using 5 eggs – to avoid having to make lunch, lol. 🙃🍳
My other favorite healthy low carb breakfast is 1/2 cup pecans, 1/4 cup Daisy Brand cottage cheese, 4 small diced strawberries & 18 grams of blueberries. 🍓
It comes to 6 net carbs and 85% healthy fat. 💪😋
Aldi sent me details on their HUGE product expansion (which includes lots of new organic and keto-friendly foods!) and a few of their new items to try. Plus a nice picnic basket style cooler bag, which was super nice. 🙂
They are rolling out the expansion in Aldi stores between now and January 2019, so keep an eye out for new keto foods and organic products – like this Happy Farms Grassfed Cheddar Cheese:
I used a couple of products out of that package to make an easy low carb snack plate for dinner.
Prosciutto stuffed with cream cheese, grass fed cheddar and Legendary Foods Buffalo Blue Wing almonds, with blue cheese dressing for dipping.
I didn’t like the prosciutto… it’s like eating raw bacon. lol, weird texture to me! I ate it anyway. 😛
So… I killed the rest of the prosciutto. 🍳 ☻
(I cooked it, lol) – It still wasn’t edible though. I tried to pretend it was country ham. That didn’t work. I hate to waste food, but… I tried! 😛
I did get out for a nice low carb dinner while I was out of town for an appointment. I went to Logan’s Roadhouse, because they put out GREAT 20% off coupons if you’re on their email list. 😉
I started with a side caesar salad, no croutons:
I had steamed broccoli, grilled asparagus and grilled chicken – which I asked to be topped with bacon & cheddar. I was craving green veggies 🙂 Yum!
After dinner I went to Starbucks for an iced coffee. 😍
You want to make sure you ask for “no classic syrup” (or “no cane sugar syrup”) in your iced Starbucks drinks, and that it says #noclassic on your label. Classic syrup is just sugar water!
I ordered a large/venti iced coffee with HWC (heavy whipping cream, “only 1/4 cup please”), 3 pumps of sugar free vanilla & 3 pumps of sugar free cinnamon dolce. Delicious! ☕💖
I had take-out twice this past week too. One dinner from a local Greek/Italian place where I had charbroiled chicken with roasted broccoli & cauliflower:
… plus a side salad. ❤🥦🥦✔
I really prefer salads with spinach, spring mix or romaine instead of iceberg lettuce. Which is what I had for one of my sides on my other take-out meal this week.
My side salad is just a simple romaine & mozzarella with ranch. 💕
Dinner was a huge half pound hamburger steak & roasted veggies from Stacked Bistro, a local restaurant. 💙
There’s a few carrots to work around, but I think I can manage. 😉
I also got my order in from FBOMB with the variety packs so I could try ALL the Fat Bomb flavors.
FYI: they ship ⚡SUPER FAST⚡
And OMGOSH ~ the Macadamia Coconut is heavenly!!
Definitely my new favorite. 🙂
I scored you a discount with code: LOWCARBTRAVELER on these delicious keto fat packs if you want to try them, or already love them. 🌞💪❤
The salted chocolate macadamia is AMAZING and so is the macadamia coconut. Those are my two favorites so far.
They coded the discount into my affiliate link: 📲 or use code LOWCARBTRAVELER at checkout if it doesn’t.
PRO TIP: Stick one in your pocket, stuff it in your bra, put it under your thigh while you’re sitting at your desk, put it in your leggings while you work out – or whatever.
I discovered that body heat makes it easier to knead them up and get them mixed up real good! 😉
I had my driver’s license renewed a few weeks ago, and the side by side comparison of these license photos totally shocked me! They were taken 5 years apart, and they’re not highest to lowest weight…
I think there is only 30-40 pounds between the two photos if I remember right… 😯
I hope you’re having a GREAT week and seeing good results from all your positive lifestyle changes. 🙂
I’ve been keeping up my daily dedication to home workouts, just some simple strength building exercises focused mostly on my core and arms and butt for now.
I’m feeling a SERIOUS urge to get out for a big adventurous hike too… 😉
How are things going with you?
Leave a comment and let’s chat!
p.s. Don’t forget to weigh in. 🙂
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