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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.
It's early; only 3 pm, but I've had my one meal today, and I'm at home for the weekend, here we go. I wanted to have something spectacular for my one meal today. There's something about fasting that changes the way I think about food. I'm not normally someone who cares what I eat. I love food, I love cooking and I love eating. But now that I'm only eating one meal a day I want it to be something that I really like and that will carry me through till the next meal, a day away.
we had some sirloin steaks leftover that my husband grilled a couple of days ago so I knew that would be my main protein. I went to the grocery this morning and bought some big, soft rolls, cookies, two pint containers of whole milk, carrot salad, potato salad, and baked beans.
1/2 avocado mashed up
2-3 oz. sirloin sliced up
I would normally avoid sweets when I'm dieting, but since I'm only eating one meal …
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…
I knew at some point I would get hungry. Today I've been hungry since 9 am. I tried chewing sugar free gum, sucking on some sugar free hard candy, drinking several zero calorie drinks throughout the day. I'm still hungry. Lunch couldn't come soon enough. I had another big salad with lots of good stuff in it. It had a whole chicken breast sliced up in it and it was just so good. I also had a banana and a tangerine. I gobbled it all down and I think I could have eaten a whole pizza too.
Even now, at 7 pm I'm sitting here sipping on a diet soda and I'm still hungry. So, tomorrow I'm ramping up the calories. Instead of a salad I'm taking the leftovers chili that I showed recently. With that I'll have some saltines and two tangerines.
I'll find balance as I learn how many calories I need to consume to loose weight and still be able to stay on plan. I don't want to get so hungry for days that I end up binging.
This is only my third day…