40 minute workout - no I wont list everything I did, but it was a good one
Breakfast: leftover grilled peppers, onions, and jalapeño sausage with 2 eggs and some cheese (and sriracha, of course)
Lunch: romaine and spinach salad with cherry tomatoes parmesan cheese, grilled chicken (leftover from last night) and a couple pieces of leftover broccoli. Yogurt (if needed - might not eat)
Snacks: Stringed cheese and Nuts
Dinner: thinly sliced steak with salt and pepper, coconut oil grilled cauliflower, zucchini and shitake mushrooms with a little bit of thyme and rosemary and some shredded parmesan cheese
Dessert: a little piece of 80% cocoa dark mint chocolate and cool whip (without any toppings this time)
No terrible cravings for carbs so far, but it’s only day 2.5. Yesterday I did have cravings for sugar though…I think by adding a little honey to my beets helped and also my cool whip dessert.
But tonight I bought that natural 80% real cocoa chocolate so I expect that to help as well.
I’m attempting a low-carb diet for the next few weeks (or as long as I can). I did a lot of research and I’m nervous that it just isn’t going to work out and I won’t be able to stick to it but hot damn I’m trying anyway. It’s time to get a beach bod for the summer and working out all the time just isn’t doing as much as it could.
Carbs that I’m not going to give up: beer, wine, bananas.
But everything else is doneso (potatoes in strict moderation). I’ll have one “free” day a week.
Otherwise I’m shooting for about 40-50g of carbs per day = lotsa veggies and meat!
Wish me luck! Today is day one.
For breakfast I had Chioban yogurt (it’s one of the lowest carb counts [16g] from what I’ve found and was sort of disgusting but I’m not a yogurt fan really) and a banana [27g].
Snack: assorted nuts
Lunch: Chicken Salad with sweet peppers, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, honey balsamic vinaigrette, Carrots, snap peas and garlic hummus [5g per tbs]
Snack: stringed cheese
Dinner: TBA - I have beets that I’m thinking of roasting and maybe some chicken and broccoli to go with?
***Edit: Olive oil and tinsy bit of orange juice marinated chicken then rubbed in smoked paprika, salt and pepper and grilled, tinsy bit of honey and balsamic roasted red beets, cheesy broccoli.
It was SO GOOD!
Dessert: Cool Whip with a bit of 100% cocoa, cinnamon and a few shaved almonds.
I’m aware that some of these things can add up to produce carbs but I’m attempting LOW carbs so if I go slightly over my goal of 40-50g per day, I’m ok with that as long as I’m not straight up eating bread, rice, or pasta, etc.
I think by logging this I might be a little more committed/successful. We’ll see.