Day 8 food log

Still going strong on the slow-carb train. I don’t have any photos to show for today’s food log, but the dinner recipe can be found here.

Breakfast: same old, same old – 1 egg and 1.5 slices of bacon

Snack: 1/2 an apple and 2 babybel minis

Lunch: 1 leftover Personal Portabello Pizza (recipe here) – I was too rushed to make the salad with it.

Dinner: Apple, Bacon, BBQ Crockpot Chicken (wonderful!) + Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

I’ve made the chicken many times before, but this time I used bone-in with skin chicken breasts and I found it to be very tender and falling off the bone. Also, those chicken parts are much more reasonably priced at whole foods.

Looking back over my food log, I realize I didn’t really eat as much as I normally do, nor did I take photos – just too busy! But, I wasn’t hungry at all.


Day 7 food log

Enjoyed some of my standard meals today. And, I really enjoyed eating up my homemade ranch dressing and leftovers from last night’s scrumptious dinner. (see recipes here and here)

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1.5 slices of bacon

Snack: 1/2 an apple, 2 Babybel Original Minis

Lunch: Finished off the Taco Salad

Snack: Carrots and Homemade Ranch dressing

Dinner: Bibb salad with ranch + personal portabello mushroom pizza

I have to say that I feel pretty satisfied throughout the day, and while certain cravings have crept up in my mind, they haven’t dominated my thoughts at all. Now, I wish I would have weighed myself before going low carb because I know I’ve lost at least 3-4 pounds just this week.

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.

Day 2 food log

20121005-101306.jpgBreakfast: 2 Applegate Farms Pork Breakfast Sausage and 1 egg


Snack 1: 2 Babybel Original Minis, 2 slices of Applegate Farms Turkey, 1/2 an apple, a few carrots

20121005-141359.jpgLunch: Leftover taco salad from last night. It really hit the spot.


It’s time for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up for this sleep-deprived mama! This is really one of my favorite snacks. So simple- thinly sliced raw apple “chips” and a bowl of plain yogurt.

Dinner: Low-Carb Dijon Skillet Chicken + roasted asparagus + 1/2 baked sweet potato