Here’s my Low Carb Food Journal for Tuesday and Wednesday, which were Day 3 & 4 of my Zero Carb Challenge.
Coffee continues to be challenging, as I drink it all day. Even with only HWC (heavy whipping cream) in my coffee, it adds up as 3 carbs for 6 cups of coffee.
See: How to correctly track HWC in MFP. HWC (Heavy Whipping Cream) is .4 carbs per TBSP, or 7 carbs per cup.
Even if your label says “0” carbs, it’s only because they’re allowed to label anything as “zero” carbs… as long as it’s less than one carb per serving. But if you use more than one TBSP (a serving), or you use it in recipes, you really must use the accurate carb count.
Tuesday’s Low Carb Meals & Macros
For breakfast I finished off the sausage patties that were cooked up (there were two left). For lunch I had a cup of chicken broth and 3 boiled eggs (which I also had on hand by cooking up in advance). Just eggs, salted:
I love it!!
For dinner I ordered take-out from a new little local spot that’s really great. I got a big fat 12oz Ribeye & 10 Jumbo Shrimp (no sides). They’re super nice to accommodate my quirky orders -lol.
If you’re local (Middle Tennessee), you can join me for dinner there on Tuesday September 1st! It’s located in McMinnville, TN. See that link to RSVP for the low carb dinner, so I can get an accurate head count. 🙂
I ate the 10 shrimp, and saved the steak for later.
I was satisfied all day, but then I stayed up too late (1am) so I did go to bed hungry. But honestly, I was too tired to care. 😛 I thought about eating my steak, but I was too tired to chew. LOL. It made for a nice breakfast the next morning, though!
(I finally dropped the extra 1.6 pounds that were fluctuating on the scales this week!)
Wednesday’s Low Carb Meals & Macros
Yesterday I had half the carbs (3 instead of 6). That’s because I drank a little less coffee, as I was out for the evening. I skipped breakfast and had an early lunch. The 12oz ribeye steak from above that I had leftover. 🙂 Yum! Later in the day I had HALF an Arby’s Roast Beef Max sandwich (roast beef only, no bun).
For dinner we went out to a local pub called Fast Jack’s. I ordered my usual there: a hamburger steak with double green beans. I saved the green beans and put those in the freezer for next week when I’m off the “zero carb challenge”. 🙂
It was pretty plain, so I salted it and dipped it in Mayo. Lots of mayo, lol.
I hadn’t had a chance to get a workout in before I left for dinner, so I did 30 reps on my Ab Carver Pro before I walked out the door. I love that it’s so quick & easy!
You’ll notice the ONE tablespoon of sugar free creamer in that diary. It’s because I wasn’t at home. That’s one of the reasons I switched to this powdered “chemical creamer”. It’s so darn convenient when you’re on the road, or anywhere “HWC” isn’t easily available. I’ll have to figure out how to deal with that while traveling…
Ratios: 67% fat / 32% protein
Protein: 174 grams
Water: 56 ounces
Exercise: Ab Carver Pro (30 reps)
Weight: 152.8 pounds
So I was .2 pounds lighter (less than a quarter of a pound) yesterday. That’s what I weighed again this morning too. I told you I’m a slow loser! 😛
I’m in this for the long haul though – I’m a low carb lifer – and I expect the scales will do a little dancing ‘n moving as the week plays out…
Doing “zero carb” is quite a challenge. Carbs are everywhere!!!! 😯 LOL. Dang!
At least I ate more yesterday. Today I’ve hardly eaten at all so far, and spent quite a bit of time in bed. I have a seriously sick stomach (again) after a relentless headache all day yesterday. I’m not sure if it’s a stomach flu, food poisoning, stress, or WHAT.
I have a feeling this is playing a part in my scales being stubborn, so I’m just going to let that work itself out and continue on…