After two high calorie low carb days this weekend, both 2,000+ calories, my scales are finally moving DOWN again!
That’s not necessarily because I ate high calorie, it’s simply because I’m finally over being sick – which really had me retaining water. But I wanted to make the point that calories don’t affect my weight loss, and are not something I have to count or watch when eating LCHF.
In my last post on Mysterious Weight Gain on a Low Carb Diet, we explored several reasons your weight loss might stall – or why your scales might fluctuate.
It’s usually not much of a mystery. 😉
I woke up with a loss of 1.2 pounds this morning after feeling GOOD yesterday, the first full day in almost two weeks of being sick with some weird viral thing. That puts my current weight at 153.2 pounds, and I feel confident the scales will move again tomorrow. Which is GREAT because I’m heading out on my next trip super early Wednesday morning… and really want to fit in the clothes I’m packing. 😛 lol…
Here are my low carb food diaries over the weekend. They are all simple meals with very little cooking, so hopefully this will give you some easy ideas for when you’re in a rush or just don’t feel like spending all day in the kitchen!
I drank 48 ounces of water both days, by the way.
Saturday’s Low Carb Meals
I had my usual low carb breakfast of cottage cheese, pecans & berries 🍓 💙 with coffee and water. They are frozen strawberries this time of year, so if I dice them up after they’re fully thawed they really “juice up” nicely. 🙂 Other times I like to dice them while frozen, for a “crisp” texture.
I had a Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Bar for a snack later in the morning. For lunch I had 4 eggs scrambled with colby jack cheese – which I sliced off the block. It’s ideal to use block cheese as it has less carbs and less ingredients. Processed and pre-sliced / shredded cheeses contain ingredients to keep them from clumping.
For dinner I had my Applebee’s leftovers which was a combination of salmon, spinach, zucchini, mushrooms & artichoke. That was delicious. 🙂
I didn’t feel well on Saturday night (still sick) so I was in bed early – with tuna & mayo and pecans. At that point I was really wishing it was something else (lol), but forced myself to just grab something easy and low carb… and eat it.
Sometimes sticking to your low carb diet takes SERIOUS dedication. 😛
Here’s my complete MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Saturday:
The day totaled at 2068 calories, 20 net carbs, 111 grams of protein, and 74% fat. Those are great numbers. See: Macronutrients & Tracking to learn more about what & how I track (and how I get Net Carbs in my MyFitnessPal diaries).
I managed a brisk 1.5 mile walk with Slim that night. I figured I would either sweat it out, or pass out – haha. We made it home. 🙂 I was hoping the exercise would help me sleep better. It worked!
Sunday’s Low Carb Meals
I woke up to a nice rain here in Tennessee on Sunday morning, and made sausage and eggs for breakfast. I cooked half a tube of sausage, and had a few pieces leftover for later.
For lunch I had a Hardee’s Low Carb Thickburger. I ordered it: “no onion, no tomato, no ketchup” – so it just had lettuce, beef, cheese, mayo, mustard & pickle.
For dinner I had my “low carb cereal” because it was quick & easy. 🙂 And it’s such a nice combination of healthy low carb foods…
I felt exceptionally hungry all day long, which was probably a good sign after not having much of an appetite while I was sick all last week.
I had my last Atkins bar in the evening, and also snacked on the leftover sausage and a slice of colby jack cheese off the block.
Here’s my complete MyFitnessPal Food Diary for Sunday:
It can be hard to stick to your goals, and stay on your low carb diet, when you’re not feeling well – or when the scales are not moving (or in my case: moving in the wrong direction! lol).
I’m proud of myself for sticking it out, and waking up to a loss on the scales this morning. 🙂 The only alternative would be a gain, and I do NOT want that. 😛
How are things going for you this week?
I’m off to pack for my trip, and figure out what to have for lunch. I don’t want to stock up on groceries since I’ll only be here today and tomorrow, so I’ll be keeping it simple for sure. 😉 *cheers*