So I have decided to go a little bit more low carb lately. I went really low carb when training for my triathlons and I will be following a similar diet. I am going to be eating very similar to how I was eating before but a little less fruits, a little less peanut butter. 🙁 It is still going to include lots of lean proteins, and veggies and a little more fats. This has always worked for me in the past to shed some pounds and I want to be lighter for my half-marathon. When I get to my longer runs I will add more veggie carbs. So on to the eats:
Breakfast: I made two eggs over easy and three strips of bacon.
Snack: I had a 1/4 cup of toasted almonds and about 6-7 slices of sharp cheddar cheese.
Lunch: One Boca Veggie burger with Cheese, Salad with iceberg lettuce, 1/2 cucumber, 1/4 cup of red onion, 1/4 of a tomato – diced and one pickle.
Snack: I had about a 1/2 of a cucumber and 2 Tbsp of my Bacon and Caramelied Onion Dip. So yummy. Onions are little higher in carbs so only have a little of the dip. Measure it out!! Click here for the recipe!
Dinner: This was a really odd combination but it was really yummy! It was about 2 cups of Iceburg lettuce, 1/2 cucumber, Slice of Tomato diced, 2 polish dill spears sliced, 1 BBQ chicken premade on my grill this weekend, and topped with some Mango Peach Salsa that I got at Target. So yummy. I think this Salsa is going to make an appearance in a lof of my recipes and only 2 Net Carbs. Win!!
Remember everyone is different and all diets are different, find what works for you. This one is easier for me to follow. I count carbs versus calories. I still eat a ton of veggies and feel full. Find what speaks to you!
Tori G says
This is totally a meal plan that I could stick to!
It is what I always fall back on since it is the easiest for me to follow and any diet that allows bacon is okay in my book! 😉 P.S. I pre-cook the bacon on the weekend too so I only have to nuke then for 30 seconds.
nichole c says
I have pretty much always reverted back to low carb when I need it. Lately though I can’t seem to stick to it, so I’ve still eaten less carbs, and only gotten them from veggies and whole grains…but its been hard to incporate grains and not flip on myself, haha. That dip looks tasty!
It is always tough the first two weeks! Grains are the worst, they make me so tired! I stay away from any grains unless it is a low carb bread. Pepperidge Farm makes a Carb Select bread. I feel like if I have starchy carbs like chips or cookies then I crave them ALL THE TIME!!! So I am trying to stay away for awhile.
Firstly, your blog’s title is so lovely. Thank you so putting things in perspective for me this morning. Secondly, I’m on vacation and am going to need to be rolled home…thanks for the lower-carb inspiration! xox
Thank you!! That is so sweet of you to say! A smile can always change your mood. LOL! Vacation can lead to a lot of fun eats but not so fun calories! 🙁 Glad I could provide some inspiration! Now go have fun!!
Amanda Bumgarner says
Dang it! Less peanut butter? No ma’am 😉
That is probably the hardest part for me. I will still have some especially on high mileage days just not every day! Help! LOL!
Racing Bananas says
I went low carb for about 4 months and really noticed a huge difference in how I felt. Totally less bloated and more energy! But then I remember how much I love chocolate and ice cream, and it’s hard to sustain for me 🙂 But I love eggs and bacon for breakfast!
That is awesome that you stuck with it for 4 months. It really works for me though I know it is not for everyone. In low carb you are supposed to steadily add carbs (about 5 grams per week) till you find the carb ratio that lets you maintain your weight. If you can get away with eating ice cream in moderation and not gain weight, I say go for it!!
Erin @ The Party Girl's Guide says
carbs are the hardest for me to avoid! I love them so much 🙂
Carbs are yummy but my body can’t process them. 🙁 I wish I could eat pizza for days but I gain weight just looking at them! Hehe!