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Day 10 of ultra-low carb and a little treat (with picture)

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Today was a great day, even though the weather was bad which usually affects me a little. Exercise was almost non-existent, just a mini-walk for each of the dogs, less than 30 minutes total.
My husband was so kind to do the morning chores today so I got to think about my plans for the next few weeks, talk to family and have a leisurely breakfast and lunch.

9 am breakfast: 1 cup decaf with 1/4 cup cream, 3/4 cup full-fat yogurt, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 oz. nuts

2pm lunch: 1/2 squash filled with ground beef and topped with melted cheese

5:30pm special treat in honor of being on this plan for 10 days:
almond pancakes with dark chocolate sauce and another cup of decaf with lots of cream

The recipe is very simple. Mix almond or other nut flour (ground nuts) with 2 large eggs and enough cream to make a thick batter. Drop the batter in a frying pan with melted butter. Turn when brown on one side. Makes 6 small pancakes.
For the chocolate topping mix 1 oz.(30grams) of 85% dark chocolate in a small bowl and warm until the chocolate melts with 1 teaspoon Xylitol. This is the amount I used for 3 pancakes. Sorry, you'll have to figure out the carb count yourself.

I am full enough to where I won't need anything for dinner.
I've been wondering how many calories I consume on an average day. I know it does not matter on low-carb but sometimes I'm curious, I'm just too lazy to bother. The first couple of days on low-carb I usually eat more, then my appetite settles down and I may be eating less.

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    Those pancakes look and sound delicious!
    1599 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    Looks yummy Birgit! You earned it!
    1599 days ago
    emoticon looks yummy!....Stay strong!
    1600 days ago
    I went on a low carb diet once but now try to ear fruit and veggies and drink lots of water
    1600 days ago
    thanks for asking. I do take some vitamins and minerals, mostly the ones I can't get enough from any diet, namely Vitamin D and magnesium, occasionally some Iodine. I used to think that it takes a lot of veggies to get enough vitamins but when your animal products come from pasture-fed sources as mine mostly do then veggies become a lot less important. Still, usually I try to get more green veggies in than I have the last few days. There are phytonutrients that I should probably not miss out on.
    1600 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/3/2013 11:05:10 PM
    The pancakes look so yummy! Chocolate sauce...oh double yummy! emoticon
    1600 days ago
    Pancakes look fabulous - are you taking any vitamins to make up for any nutrition that you might not be getting? Unless you track its hard to know. Just curious eh emoticon
    1600 days ago
    interesting menu
    1600 days ago
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