Day 3 food log

Today, after reading a fellow low-carber’s blog, I decided that I really should be tracking my carbs. So, I reconnected to my old MyFitnessPal account and logged in the meals below. It was less than I thought – and fewer calories as well!  I don’t really feel like I’m ‘dieting,’ especially when I get to eat bacon, butter, full fat yogurt and cheese. I’ve pasted a snapshot of my daily totals at the bottom. This may not be as low-carb as many, but I want to see how my body reacts to this number and go from there. I’ve put the total carbs next to each meal as well.

20121006-165132.jpgBreakfast: 1.5 slices of bacon and 1 egg. I got so excited that I took a bite before remembering my photo. (Carbs: 0)

20121006-165140.jpgSnack: 1/2 an apple, 2 Babybel Original Minis, and some carrots (Carbs: 19)

20121006-165146.jpgLunch: Finished off the taco salad. I gasped when I realized that I was out of sour cream, but subbed in some plain full-fat yogurt, and I could barely tell the difference. (Carbs: 28)

This afternoon was truly a test of my willpower. My family and I went to a 1-year-old’s birthday party, and I forgot to take a snack with me (hence no afternoon snack). I had to stare cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and chips in the face and take a swig from my water.

20121006-194749.jpgDinner: Leftovers from last night. Low-carb Dijon Skillet Chicken, roasted asparagus, and 1/2 a sweet potato with butter. (Carbs: 25)

So, my carb grand total for today was 72. I’m aiming for fewer than 100 to start with. And, the type of carb is important to me – a whole food, not a processed snack.

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