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What to Eat on Low Carb
This is what I ate this last week:
Above is a crab augratin. It's crab meat, cream cheese and shredded cheddar. To be honest, I didn't eat any. My husband dipped tortilla chips into it and loved it. I just wasn't in the mood for seafood this week.
Sausage and saur kraut. This was one of my favorite meals. When you stop eating sugar you taste buds change. I fell in love with the saur kraut and I paired it with meat for several meals during the week.
Bacon Cheesy "Potatoes" - Radishes has replaced potatoes for me. When cooked they taste very similar to potatoes. I roasted the radishes, then piles on cheese and bacon and browned it. Perfect low carb side dish.
Cold Cut Wraps. I made these wraps with lettuce leaves, cold cuts, tomato, avocado, sugar free pickles and car free mayo. Loved them.
Low Carb Bread - This is called "90 Second Bread" and is very easy to make. It's just one egg, 1/3 cup almond flour, 1 tsp of baking soda and salt. Mix and microwave for 90 seconds. This recipe makes one slice of dense bread. I then toast it. there's only 2 carbs per slice.
Chocolate covered walnuts - Melt unsweetened baking chocolate with coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla, swerve (artificial sweetener) and peanut butter. Pour over walnuts and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes. Once it's solid, break it up and store in fridge. This is the perfect sugar free treat when you want something sweet. and 8x8 pan lasts me all week.
Corned Beef and Spaghetti Squash - I boiled the corned beef for three hours, with seasonings that come with it. Bake squash for 1 hour, until soft. Low carb and delish.
Grilled Steak with sauteed peppers and onions - this was a real winner this week too. I sauteed the peppers and onion in bacon fat and man was it good. I marinated the steaks with salt and pepper and let them sit in the fridge for two days and then grilled them. Melt in your mouth goodness.
This is just a simple cold cut platter - beef bologna, boiled egg, avocado, tomato, sugar free pickles with mustard and mayo.
Bakes chicken and spaghetti squash. This doesn't look that great but I baked the chicken in butter and it was incredibly juicy.
Bakes chicken legs and brussel sprouts. I have decided that I really don't like chicken legs unless they are fried.
I ate this last night. The chicken is fried and came from our local Publix grocery store. I paired it with some of the peppers and onions; very low carb and good.
I'm now 53 and I'm fairly sure that I've tried every diet known to man. I'm not sure what drew my attention to this one but somehow I found myself this last weekend watching Youtube videos about people eating only one meal a day. There are even a couple of books on it on Amazon.
I'm trying new things this year, like yoga so I thought I'd give this a try too.
There's not much to it really. I just eat one meal a day. So my strategy is to fill up on zero calorie drinks the first part of the day, eat my one meal at lunch and fill up again on zero calorie drinks in the evening.
Here's my meal today:
For me this week is all about salads. I love salads because you can put almost anything into one. Here's the recipe for this Broccoli Cauliflower Salad:
Broccoli and Cauliflower florets
Red onion, chopped
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Dressing of your choice (I used a low sodium brand)
I also baked some chicken breasts, seasoned with Mrs. Das…
In the extra four containers I've planted squash, zucchini, spinach and cucumbers.
These are the pepper plants that I replanted.
Here are the four tomato plants that I replanted. They look pretty bad, but I thought it was work a chance that they might make it.
We learn by our mistakes, right? I hope so because I've started over with my gardening endeavour. I made a mistake by not putting drainage in the large container I started with. Most of the tomato plants died.
So, this weekend I decided to start over. I bought some large plastic containers from Walmart for $5 each and transfer the soil from the chest into those. I saved four of the tomato plants that looked like they might make it. I also replanted some of the pepper plants.
One of the things I learned is that using one large container doesn't necessarily mean more planting space than you would have in smaller containers. The soil I had in that one larger box filled four containers. So now, instead of ju…
At the end of each week I re-evaluate where I am with my weight loss and make any changes necessary. As I posted last weekend, I was stalled for a couple of weeks.
One of the things I've done and stuck to is adding 30 minutes of exercise after I get home from work in the early evening. I believe that is helping to firm me up but I don't think it's burning enough calories to amount to any loss. It's a good thing and definitely a move in the right direction to make that part of my lifestyle as I age so I'm glad I started it and stuck to it.
I decided to also incorporate intermittent fasting. Back at the beginning of the year I read up on it and tried OMAD (one meal a day) for a short period. It was way too drastic a change for me and I couldn't sustain it.
For those not familiar with intermittent fasting, here's a short video by Dr. Berg. I watch a lot of his videos and I highly recommend his channel: