Actual Food - Day 1
Eating Healthy Low Carb, High Fat
Many of you know what a huge proponent I am of the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) way of eating. For those who want more info on why, you can go back in time and learn about where it all started for me. I've done posts with general FAQs which include general lists of foods to eat for meals and snacks, and here's another simple place to start - easy substitutions to typical meals that help shift you into the LCHF way of eating.
So I thought it might be helpful to share a few actual days of eating. Not hypothetical ideas or lists, but what a real day of food looks like. So here's what I ate today.
Wake up and have a small glass of room temp water while making breakfast.
Reheat a 1/4 cup portion steel cut oats*, then topped it about 1/2 cup other higher fat toppings. Today I had walnuts, chia seeds, peanut butter, a pinch of brown sugar, cinnamon and heavy cream. Total amount of food is about 3/4 of a cup - 1/4 cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup other stuff. Total carbs about 18g
Serve that with a fried egg (fried in butter) in a cast iron pan.
And another glass of water.
*I have a pyrex container of pre-made steel cut oats in the fridge. I make about 4 - 6 normal servings when I make them 1 - 2x/week, then put them in a container so I just have to reheat and serve. Those 4 - 6 servings will then serve my LCHF family of 4 for approximately 4 days because we eat much smaller portions when we eat carbs.
Snack of homemade pickled veggies like carrots, peppers and cucumbers, and a chunk of brie with a few chocolate covered almonds. Total carbs about 6g
A cup of black tea with cream. Total carbs about 1g
Salad made from a bunch of baby spinach, cucumbers, carrots, red onion, sesame seeds, a can of tuna, a glob of whole fat spinach dip, and another glob of green goddess dressing, topped with salt/pepper, a sprinkle of sesame seeds and another small glass of water. Total Carbs about 3g
Celery and carrots dipped in peanut butter, another few chocolate covered almonds and a LaCroix water. Total carbs about 6g
A chunk of raw milk whole fat cheddar cheese and some string beans, more room temp water. Total carbs about 1 g
I had a class in the afternoon and had to work after dinner, so this is one of my fast and easy dinners. Venison breakfast sausage links (could easily substitute other sausage) sautéd in butter along with a red onion, a green pepper, and a dash of red pepper flakes. Over-easy eggs fried in butter, a handful of baby spinach with olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper, dressing, and more room temp water. Total carbs 0g
Cup of tea
1/8 cup whole fat ice cream. Total carbs about 10g
So, The Result?
Total carbs for the day about 45g!
Note, I do not include any veggie carbs and one glass of wine (optional) in my carb count. All dairy is whole fat and if possible raw. I cook in cast iron pans.
In general, I aim for 60 - 80g of carbs on average, where some days are lower, and some are a bit higher.