We’re a full week into the Winter 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 October 29th.
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 REAL 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 share my low carb food diaries and MyFitnessPal logs with you as we go, plus recipes & motivation to help you stay on track.
If you have any questions about the Low Carb Challenge, what you’re experiencing, certain low carb foods, etc – just leave a comment and ask! 😉
Below are some of my low carb meals and two MyFitnessPal food diaries so you can see a real life example of how I logged those meals – and how the macros worked out…
My Low Carb Meals on Wednesday
Lately I’ve been starting my day with a Keto Coffee Shake which is just a chocolate or vanilla Keto Shake Mix mixed with hot coffee instead of water.
These are Ketologie shakes with great LCHF macros. Our coupon code there is LowCarbTraveler for a discount.
It’s a great way to start the day with collagen, coconut oil & a super tasty coffee – and it really holds me over for awhile. 😉
For lunch I made bacon and fried eggs.
I had 6 slices of bacon and 3 fried eggs:
I actually cooked the whole pack of bacon and five fried eggs at lunch, so for dinner I made a Grilled Bacon Egg & Cheese Sandwich on Keto Waffles from Know Foods.
That’s my version of meal prep, lol. 😉
I have a coupon code for the Know Waffles – use LYNN for 15% off.
Here’s how I logged those meals…
Wednesday’s MyFitnessPal Food Diary
15 Net Carbs
Protein: 120 grams
74% Fat, 23% Protein
You’ll notice that Protein is only 23% of my total daily calories, yet I had 120 grams of protein. 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:
My Low Carb Meals on Thursday
My low carb breakfast was some ridiculous cross between pie and cereal. 🙂
I basically just combined three “snacks” I could grab and put together for a delicious “meal” real quick because I was short on time:
Later I was craving something green, but as you can tell from my breakfast (lol) I had very few groceries in the house. I did have a bag of steamable frozen broccoli and some eggs & cheese, so…
That may look crazy, but it was actually delicious! 🙂
I didn’t get hungry again until later in the evening, so I had a Keto Shake to end the day. Those are great. The vanilla is only 1 net carb and the chocolate is ZERO net carbs.
Here’s how I logged those meals…
Thursday’s MyFitnessPal Food Diary
16 Net Carbs
Protein: 79 grams
79% Fat, 17% Protein
My food choices are not always perfect, and a lot of times they’re based on convenience when I have a super busy schedule. Or when I’m traveling, like this past weekend.
Still, I hope that proves helpful as far as ideas and how to log your meals – and the macros you’re shooting for when tracking the foods you eat.
How are things going with you?
Don’t forget to weigh in today…
Leave a comment and let’s chat!:)
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