At TGI Fridays today I chose the Grilled Norwegian Salmon with Langostino Lobster (5 net carbs) with fresh broccoli (5 net carbs) and sauteed spinach w/mushrooms & parmesan (6 net carbs). That’s a total of 16 net carbs for a beautiful meal!
Above you can see the breakdown of the macros and nutrition facts for that meal. As usual, I double checked my MyFitnessPal entry by TGI Friday’s Nutrition Facts on their website. I didn’t use the butter, by the way (it seemed too salty) but I did dip my broccoli in the sour cream you see on the side there in the picture. Yum!
I was actually surprised at the carb count for this meal, but I only ate about half of it, and brought the other half home. It’s amazing how much lighter my appetite is in ketosis! Of course, the low carb diet is a natural appetite suppressant. You’ll find it very hard to overeat. In fact, my total calories for the day were under 1300.
Breakfast was a picnic at the park. It was a gorgeous sunny Spring day and I enjoyed take-out with my great dane, my stepdaughter and her two sweet babies. 😀
We picked up a late breakfast at a little local place and I had 3 pieces of grilled tenderloin with scrambled eggs:
The eggs weren’t that great, so I just ate the pork tenderloin. 😛
It was a late breakfast and an early dinner, so I had the T.G.I. Friday’s leftovers for a later dinner tonight. Easy day! I do love being able to eat healthy, and stick to a low carb diet, without ever stepping foot in the kitchen… 😉 lol.
We’re 11 days into the Spring Low Carb Challenge now, and I started at 163.6 pounds. I’ve lost a total of 5 pounds so far (down to 158.6). I’m typically a slow loser, which is fine by me, but I should weight less than that by now. You see, just prior to the new challenge kicking off I decided to “take a day off”…
There’s a lot of discussion about “cheat days” in the challenge group… so I’ll tell you MY experience. That day off cost me 4.4 pounds. And it took me more than 10 days to get back where I was. One day of eating carbs (not even binging!) and a week and a half to undo it. 😐 Not smart. !
I know this, and I know how quickly I put weight back on just “eating normal”, so why in the world I would ever do that – well, who knows. Regret? A big fat YES (literally, lol). Besides the unnecessary weight gain, I felt physically ill for several days. So not worth it.
(I’ve lost a total of 15.2 pounds since the New Year started.)
I’ve been back on track now for 11 days now and I’m feeling AWESOME! The challenge really keeps me motivated, as does the pinch of my jeans. 😛
I feel like I ate fairly light today, but it was all very satisfying.
I’ve missed sharing my low carb food journals with you, so stay tuned for lots more updates – with plenty of easy low carb meal ideas!
What about you – what are you eating??
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