Here is the first week in meals. Everything I ate (100%):
Breakfast – Cheese omelet with sausage on the side. Unsweetened iced tea. Coffee with nutpod creamer.
Lunch – SkinnyTaste’s Picadillo on salad with avocado
Snacks – Walnuts, Olives stuffed with jalapenos, Cheese
Dinner – Turkey Burger with Smoked Gouda Cheese, Bacon, Mayo. I made a cucumber salad with avocado and Newman’s Own Lite Italian Dressing (low carb and no sugar! Yay!) and a glass of red wine.
How I felt & how I did- Felt good! Wasn’t hungry! Like not at all! Didn’t feel tired or run down, either. I even worked out. My macros were great! I was pretty close on all the macros, not perfect, but that’s ok. The important part was I got to 20 net carbs. Yay me!
Breakfast – 2 scrambled eggs (with heavy cream), with sausage and red peppers topped with cheese and sour cream and hot sauce. Coffee with heavy cream and nutpod creamer. Unsweetened iced tea.
Lunch – Antipasto Salad. Green salad with Italian dressing. Salami, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, cucumber, Greek peperoncinos and olives.
Dinner – This was the first challenge–going out to a restaurant. I could have changed our start date so that we began the Keto diet after our dinner plans with friends, but I wanted to be able to make this work even going out. We met our friends at Hopworks (basically a beer and pizza place but it’s kid friendly). I got a Cobb Salad (salad with blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes, bacon, avocado, hard boiled egg). It came with a breadstick, which I did not eat but wanted to!
I did have a glass of wine but just one.
Overall, my second day was good. I was MUCH closer to my macro goals (67% out of 70% of fat, 23% out of 25% on protein) but today I was at 27 net carbs for the day, so over. Looking over my day I discovered that my highest carb count was the avocado–ironically–but that’s ok because it’s the good carbs. (I mean HOW is the avocado higher in carbs than my WINE?!?!)
But I worked out today, so maybe the few extra carbs were a good thing?
Breakfast – Omelet with cheese and bacon and hot sauce. Unsweetened iced tea and coffee with heavy cream and Stevia. Still not quite the same as my coffee creamer. WAHHHHH!!!! 🙁
Lunch – I got home from swimming feeling the first effects of the coming Keto-flu (I think). I was weak and shaky and felt like my muscles didn’t work. I had steamed broccoli with Goddess Dressing and some pork rinds (which are kinda weird but good if you are craving chips). Then I had a “wrap”–two slices of turkey and salami and a slice of prosciutto wrapped around a hunk of fresh mozzarella with mayo and mustard.
Snacks – Today I had a mug of bone broth. It was good! Warm and filling. I also had a piece of cheese and, some nuts and some olives.
Dinner – Michael made pastrami on the traeger grill! It was a week long process, too! But it was cool to have homemade pastrami for dinner and we have a ton for lunches for the week. Dinner was pastrami in a low carb wrap with mayo and lettuce. It was really good!
Breakfast – Scrambled eggs (with heavy cream) with red peppers and sausage topped with some shredded cheese. Unsweetened iced tea. I had coffee with heavy cream and Stevia when I got to work.
Lunch – Pastrami in a low carb wrap! These wraps are really great! Not only are they actually tasty but they are low in calories and low in carbs. They are only 5 net carbs. So I made a wrap with mayo, mustard, pastrami, some lettuce and cheese. Bone broth.
Snacks – I made ranch dip from scratch (Hidden Valley packet with Tillamook full fat sour cream) and had raw broccoli and cucumber. Then later I had mixed salted nuts and a piece of cheese.
Dinner – Zoodles with pesto and meatballs. Some mozzarella on the side.
Breakfast – Cheese omelet with hot sauce. Unsweetened iced tea. Coffee with heavy cream and stevia.
Lunch – Pastrami (no wrap), avocado, mozzarella, Newman’s Own Lite Italian dressing.
Snacks – Mixed salted nuts (only 1 ounce this time), cheese in the morning. In the afternoon I had homemade ranch dip with cucumbers and broccoli.
Dinner – Pork chop with herbed butter sauce and shaved brussels sprouts.
My Take Away From Week One
- It is actually a lot harder to get fat in your diet than you think.
- I’m going to miss my Kombucha. 🙁
- I have a lot more thoughts and working on a post for next week!
Looks like you ate a lot of really good food this week! Can’t wait to hear about your first weigh in
Me too! LOL
Are your condiments low carb/low sugar? Are your tortillas gluten free cuz if they contain wheat, that’s a keto no no…
Hmm, I thought kombucha was keto friendly? You can try Zevia soda or Mio.
Yep all condiments are low carb/low sugar. Tortillas are low carb wraps.
Kombucha has a lot of sugar and carbs. I have yet to find one that doesn’t have less than 6grams of carbs or sugar in the bottle. 🙁
You could still have it though, it counts towards your 20-50 grams of carbs per day.
Maybe this could help your workout issues….
Looks like you ate really well, Lisa! How was your energy for workouts? Thought you might be interested in avocado keepers, if you’re doing 1/2 an avocados at a time – I got them for hubby and they seem to work pretty well. See if this link works:
Thanks for that link!
Energy was ok on certain days. If I did cardio I was ok. I could do cardio without feeling fatigued. But I tried weight lifting and oh boy I felt like I had nothing in my muscles to do it! I’m hoping that is just for the first week? I went for a run on the treadmill today during my lunch and I felt ok!
I would definitely follow this! This is so chock-full of useful information for my Keto diet plans. These are a very helpful list I can’t wait to start. I have known and started my Keto using this reference below as my guide as well.