The great thing about my Low Carb/High Fat (LCHF) way of eating (WOE) is that you don't ever have to be hungry.
With LCHF I try to stick to 10 to 24 carbs per day. Once I get to 24 carbs, I can still eat, as long as I eat foods that have zero carbs. There are several things I can eat that have zero carbs, see a list of those things here.
My usual routine in the morning is to prepare and drink my morning coffee at my desk at work. To my brewed black coffee I add 2 tablespoons of half and half creamer, 1 teaspoon of Splenda and 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil. Coconut Oil helps me to get healthy fats into my diet and it also makes my coffee taste delicious and it fills me up until around 10am when I have my morning break and when I eat my breakfast.
On days when I'm feeling lazy or I just didn't have time to prepare breakfast I drive through Mcdonalds and buy an Egg McMuffin with the Canadian Bacon. The McMuffin as is with the english muffin is 27 net carbs. I throw away the muffin and just eat the egg, canadian bacon and cheese. That drops the carb count to 4 net carbs.
But most of the time I fry myself two eggs each morning and put them in a plastic container and I heat them up at work at 10 am and eat them with some bacon, or slices of ham. Sometimes my coworker and I share food and she made some egg salad last week which I ate alongside with my bacon.
Along with the coffee with coconut oil and these yummy breakfasts I don't even feel hungry in the morning. I also drink at least 44 ounces of water which helps to curb hunger as well.
Lunch is my favorite time of the day because I can eat so many different things.
I don't always have time to prepare lunch, but that's ok because you can create a super easy lunch. Go to your local grocery store and buy a package of ready made salad mix and buy a roasted chicken breast at the deli and you have a yummy Chicken Salad.
Another easy lunch and/or dinner is a Quarter Pounder with Cheese from McDonalds, just ask them to leave the bun off. With the bun and ketchup this sandwich has 39 carbs. Without the bun and ketchup (ketchup has sugar so I avoid it) it drops down to 4 carbs!!! Amazing right? We never realize how many carbs we eat per day.
During my afternoon break we sometimes get coffee from Starbucks. My coffee of choice at Starbucks is a Venti Breve Latte with One Splenda. I recently found out that it contains 25 carbs, so I'm having to switch and it's not easy because I really loved that coffee. I've been having a Grande Iced Sugar Free Vanilla coffee made with HWC (heavy whipping cream) which brings the carb count to 3 net carbs. But I do miss my latte!
When I don't have the coffee I sometimes eat a string cheese or some luncheon meat.
Dinner can vary depending on whether I go out to dinner or my mom cooks or I cook. But either way I have a great dinner and I am never hungry!
I've also had to eat out a few times in the past few weeks. Sometimes I will just order a salad, but you don't have to just settle for salads.
This week I celebrated my son's birthday and we went out to dinner at a new restaurant in Bakersfield, Johnny Garlic's and then I went out to dinner with my sister on Friday and we ended up at Chili's.
I'm not a big fan of sweet, so when I do get a sweet tooth I usually have some strawberries.
I'm really looking forward to Fall getting here so that I can start trying out some of the low-carb recipes that I have been saving on my Pinterest Low Carb Thrills Board!
But so far, so good. I've lost a total of 10 pounds but the most important thing is that I can tell that I'm healthier, I feel lighter and thanks to the on-going walking exercises I feel stronger.
The weekends are hard for me, but so far I haven't strayed and that just gives me the incentive to keep on going.