ACTUAL FOOD FOR A DAY

ACTUAL FOOD FOR A DAY

Actual Food - Day 2

Eating Healthy Low Carb, High Fat


Today is a great example of eating low carb high fat (LCHF) in real life. I went through the drive-thru of Wendy's (gasp) while I was out running a bunch of errands. I tell people all the time, eating LCHF means you will eat very differently than most people eat, but that doesn't mean it requires you to overhaul your entire existence, be constantly stressed or deprive yourself. It's totally doable, if you just always cut whatever carbs you can and make simple choices no matter where you are. 


Breakfast.

Small glass of room temp water while preparing breakfast.

1 scrambled egg with heavy cream and herby seasoning blend.

1/8 cup steel cut oats plus 1/2 cup other stuff. Today was sweet coconut coated cashews from Trader Joe's, plain cashews, chia seeds, and heavy cream.

Another small glass (1 cup) room temp water with meal.

Total carbs about 15g


Mid-morning snack.

Some green beans with a blob of peanut butter to dip, and a cup of tea with heavy cream.

Total carbs about 5g


Lunch on-the-go.

Wendy's 1/4 pound burger with the bottom bun removed, but the top one still on so I could eat it and drive :)

Small unsweetened iced tea

Substitute a caesar salad and leave off the croutons.

Total carbs about 32g

Not great, but if I would have eaten the full bun and croutons it would have been a total of 60g of carbs. And if I would have had the burger and fries instead of a salad it would have been 27g more. And if I would have had a soda it would have been 25g more. So the normal meal as-it-comes, size small, is just shy of 100g of carbs!


Mid-afternoon snack.

Sliced cucumber and a blob of brie cheese.

Room temp water.

Total carbs <1g


Dinner.

Again, I have to work so an easier dinner. Nachos!

I start with just 10 tortilla chips. 

1/8 cup black beans.

Cheddar cheese. 

Pop that in the microwave and melt the cheese.

Top with a bunch of mixed greens, avocado, red onion, green pepper, tomatillo salsa, full fat sour cream.

Room temp water.

Total carbs about 30g


At evening work.

Cup of tea, cup of water.
 

After work snack.

A couple slices of salami and a carrot

 

The Day 2 Result?

Total carbs for the entire day about 80g!

Remember, I don't count any non-starchy veggies in my carb count. Eat as many of these as you like!