We kicked off another fun 17-Day Low Carb Challenge on Monday of this week, and here is my food journal so far for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
I included nutrition facts & macros for each meal so you can see the breakdown by meals. At the end of each day you can also see the Totals for that day.
They don’t add up because my coffees are missing. I drink a lot of coffee, lol. It’s 1 carb per mug, using Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Hazelnut Powdered Creamer.
Three Days Of Low Carb Meals & Macros
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 1/3 cup pecan halves & a fresh strawberry = 6 net carbs.
Lunch: Leftover Taco Salad
I just heated up the taco meat with shredded cheese, and added chopped lettuce & sour cream. It was easy. 🙂
Dinner: Polska Kielbasa w/Sauerkraut & Cucumber Salad
I fried the sausages first, added the kraut about halfway through – and browned it a bit. The cucumber salad is just a cucumber cubed and salted, with Duke’s mayo and crumbled feta cheese. It’s super easy to make, and always a great easy low carb side!
Here are my totals for the day on Monday:
Net Carbs: 19
Total Carbs: 26
Protein: 48 grams
Macros: 78% Fat / 16% Protein
Water: 48 ounces
Exercise: Fast Walk, 2.39 Miles
Breakfast: Polska Kielbasa w/Sauerkraut (Leftovers)
Lunch: 1/2 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 1/3 cup crushed pecans, 2 small strawberries = 6 net carbs.
Dinner: 4 Arby’s Regular Roast Beef Sandwiches (No Buns)
I actually had dinner twice, and ate two roast beef “sandwiches” (with a fork) each time. My son was out earlier that day and I had him just bring me back 4 sandwiches for later. That’s what I call “drive through grocery shopping” -lol. 🙂
Snack: Ice Cream & Pecans
I don’t have a picture of this, but it was Breyer’s Carbsmart Chocolate Ice Cream (4 net carbs for 1/2 cup) with 1/2 cup of pecan halves mixed in. There are two reasons I add pecans. First, because half a cup of ice cream is just not much. 😛 Adding an equal amount of pecans really makes it a nice bowl full of yumminess! And also because it adds something “healthy” to my treat.
Here are my totals for the day on Tuesday:
Net Carbs: 21
Total Carbs: 37
Protein: 99 grams
Macros: 75% Fat / 21% Protein
Water: 32 ounces
Breakfast: 3 Fried Eggs & Grilled Tenderloin (Take-Out)
This is one of my favorite low carb take-out meals. I get it from a little local place that makes “real food” and has a drive-through. Double win! 🙂
Lunch: 1/4 cup Daisy brand cottage cheese, 1/3 cup pecan halves & 2 small diced strawberries = 4 net carbs.
Snack: Kraft – Colby Jack Cheese Block, 1 oz
Dinner: 2 Scrambled Eggs w/Cheese
I just snacked on an ounce of cheese, and then later had a couple of scrambled eggs before I went to bed. I just wasn’t feeling very hungry last night.
Here are my totals for the day on Wednesday:
My goal with this 17 day challenge is to work out EVERY day. I missed Tuesday as you can see above, but I have exercised 3 out of the last 4 days – which is still great.
The weather is absolutely BEAUTIFUL in Tennessee this week, so I’ve been getting out walking a few miles in the sunshine every afternoon I can. 🙂
I use a Fitbit Charge HR to track my workouts, which has a GPS tracker on it to track my walks/runs as well as my total steps and calories burned.
I would love to hear how YOUR week is going, and what you’re eating. And if you have any questions, just let me know. Leave a comment & let’s chat!