Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WIAW: the first few days of low carb

After a weekend of running and binging on carbs, I started by low carb diet (I really hate that word but it is what it is) on Monday.  Aside from a little headache and tiredness, I'm doing ok.  The goal the first 2 weeks is to keep my carbs around 20 grams.  Monday I was almost double that and yesterday I was at about 25, so I'm getting better.  Calories have been around 1250-1300.  I'm also drinking a boat load of water and peeing about every 10 minutes. Joy.

I've found a couple really good recipes so far, so I thought I'd share them with you.  Breakfasts this week have been this incredible Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche.  I made it Sunday night and I've been reheating a slice every morning.

Everything is better with bacon.
Lunches have been salads with a ton of protein.  This was Monday's salad and the carrots, peppers and tomatoes contributed to my too many carbs.   Also, who would have thought roast beef would have carbs??? Live and learn.  Yesterday I had turkey, bacon, lettuce, avocado and ranch and the carb count was much lower and it tasted even better.

Dinner the past 2 nights (because this made a lot and I didn't want to be tempted by the kids' tacos yesterday) was Low Carb Meatballs Parmesan.  I can't even begin to tell you how good this was.  Probably my new favorite meatball recipe.  I served mine with zoodles and the rest of the family had pasta.

For a snack Monday night, I went with cheese and pepperoni.  I need to find some better snacks because even though they say the fat count shouldn't matter, this was TOO MUCH. It was delicious though.  I'd forgotten how yummy cold pepperoni can be.

I think the hardest thing so far has been cravings for tortilla chips.  They are truly my Kryptonite.    On the plus side, I have already lost the 2.8 pounds I gained from my race and weekend carb fest, so my weight is back to where it was last Wednesday.

Do you have any favorite, low carb snacks?

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