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A Day in The Life of A Low-Carb Meal

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I had a request from a fellow Sparker to discuss what my typical day consists of on my low-carb plan. While I refer to the new Atkins (note I said "new", they have made it much more reasonable and healthy), I do eat different carbs in "induction" than most. Personally, it has not hindered my weight loss, but by all means, if nuts or dairy effect you on the plan, then I would stick to a strict induction like Atkins recommends. Since I've already lost 30 pounds, I am introducing more carbs into my diet. Once I lose the next 20, I will be introducing fruit in my diet. I would have done it already, but I am one of those people that goes overboard on the

You will see that I stick to mostly lean meat (I rarely eat beef, but as an example, I included meatloaf as a sample dinner) , and I eat a lot of veggies and salads.

It is important to understand that I also exercise daily. My exercise consists (roughly) of 30 minutes cardio (elliptical or jogging) and strength training. I do cardio 3-4 times per week and strength training 2.

Remember that everyone is different, so by no means should someone take on the low-carb plans without confronting their doctor. Because of my thyroid disease, the doctor felt this was an excellent plan.

Now that I've made that disclaimer, here is a sample 2 day menu of what I eat on a regular basis:


Breakfast: 2 eggs, scrambled with a dash of cheddar cheese, 1/4 tomato, and turkey bacon
Snack: Handful of peanuts
Lunch: 2 Ham and Cheese Rollups with a small side salad and balsamic vinaigrette.
Dinner: Turkey Burger (no bun), onion, with zucchini(or other veggie)
Snack: Atkins Chocolate Coconut Bar


Breakfast: 2 eggs, scrambled with a dash of cheddar cheese, 1/4 tomato, and turkey bacon
Snack: 1/2 Avocado
Lunch: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad with 5 Croutons
Dinner: Meatloaf (easy on the breadcrumbs), side salad with ranch dressing
Snack: Cottage Cheese (1/4 cup)

I have come up with a lot of different recipes during this journey and I want to start a blog that covers them. I know how hard it is to find low-carb foods at restaurants and at home that don't feel redundant. I'll keep everyone posted about when that blog will be available. In the meantime, if anyone needs advice or has questions/ideas, feel free to SparkMail me or leave a message on my SparkPage.

Keep Sparkin'!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COOKETHECOOK 8/30/2012 3:58PM

    Yes, I did find that I got much less hungry. I have to force myself to have those snacks sometimes because I'll forget. As you workout more, you will regain some I should also mention that I take a multivitamin and probiotic, and I drink tons of water.

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LADYJAKE1 8/30/2012 12:16AM

    Sounds like you are doing well, good for you

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GODINMYHEART 8/29/2012 8:11PM

    thanks so much! That was helpful. I have found that peanuts and almonds make great snacks and that I don't miss crackers or cookies that way. BUt it helps to see what your meals look like. Thanks for the gym advice too. I have started slowly with strength training, basically because I don't know what to do. The instructor in my gym is helpful, but I have to know what I want, right? I love the treadmill, elliptical and stationary bike, though. I'll look forward to your next blog! Btw, I have noticed that I am less hungry now that my fat and protein are higher even if the calories are the same. Did it happen to you?

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MIAMIA7 8/29/2012 8:09PM

    Thanks sweetie! I am giving the gluten free a try. Well, eliminating some gluten at the request of two of my docs. (GI issues). So could be interesting! You are doing so well!

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