Day 6: Weigh In Day / What I ate in a day

162 lbs. That will be 1lb less from last week. Slowly getting there. Honestly, I was expecting at least 2lbs loss but yeah better than none at all. I can still say weight loss goal is still on the roll.

I have set my total carbohydrate intake to 30-40 grams per day. Enough to lose weight slowly but not considered as ketogenic. My reason for this is because I want to include some carrots, pumpkins, kumara, chickpeas and dairy products. I also prepare food for my kids so I need to taste their meals & snacks, ahem! So a bite of this, a nibble of that adds up.

The banana bread I bake is a lifesaver especially during breakfast or tea. Texture wise it is still denser and a bit sticky than the soft bread I use to eat. BUT! It’s the best alternative for bread I found and I’m not complaining at all. According to where I got the recipe from “What the Fat!”, each slice is around 4 grams. Not bad. So eat slowly, savour the sweetness or otherwise it’s gone in a sec.

I’m also looking at using carrot or pumpkin instead of the banana. It will lower the total carb per slice even more but still retain the sweetness of the bread I am after. What do you think?

Breakfast

Banana Bread and Cream Cheese

Butter&Cream Coffee

Morning Tea

Chia Seed Porridge with Yoghurt

Lunch & Dinner

Tikka Masala Chicken with Steamed Broccoli

Beef Nilaga (beef broth on the side not shown)

Nibbles

Strawberry Cream Cheese Bars / Peanuts

Day 5: Trying to stay low carb / What I ate in a day

Tomorrow is my weigh in day. I hope I did well this week. I hadn’t been calculating my carb intake excactly but just trying to keep it as low as possible (below 35g total carbs).

Breakfast

Cup of Coffee & Chicken Kransky

Morning Tea

Banana Bread & Bacon/ Yoghurt/ Creamy Coffee

Lunch

Fried Chicken/ Coleslaw with Mayo & Cottage Cheese

Dinner

Oven-Baked Buffalo Chicken/ Coleslaw/ Cauliflower Rice

Late Night Snack

Beef Broth with Mushrooms and Egg

Day 4: Eating Leftovers / What I eat in a day

My hunger/satiety meter varies from day to day or meal to meal. Today I feel full after a few bites, so leftovers were eaten the next mealtime. I am now alright eating leftovers, as long as it’s kept properly.

You may notice the chicken kransky keep on popping up every meal, it’s just because I can’t finish all of it in a sitting or I bring my kids’ leftover bits. The kransky below I wasn’t able to eat so it’s left in the lunchbox for the next meal again.

The banana bread is made from coconut flour. I used the recipe from “What the Fat” modified it so I can use coconut flour (cheaper) instead of almond flour. It said around 4g carb per slice. Divine!

Breakfast

Bacon & Egg / Yoghurt / Creamy Coffee  (I didn’t eat the bread)

Morning Tea

Toasted Banana Bread (coconut flour)/ Cream Cheese/ Bacon/ Creamy Coffee
(I ate the bread at morning tea)

Lunch

Half a Burger Patty with Salad Greens

Dinner

(No Photo)

Roasted Chicken Leg with Crunchy Coleslaw

Day 3: Sweet Temptations / What I eat in a day

What would you do if plate after plate of food is handed to you? I work in a food environment so temptation is everywhere. Just imagine – pasta, rice, roti, cakes, muffins, burgers – all my favorite stuff… Last week, I would have a bite or two (or even a small piece, ahem!) just to be polite. It was alright until weekly weigh in arrived. Boom! Barely 1lb of weight loss. Thankfully, I did not gain any.

Since Day 1, I was offered Raspberry Lamington, Chicken & Potato Gnocchi, Roti, Egg Muffin and a giant Baked Potato. This time, I have been very diligent and politely refused those yummy food. Sooo hard! But I made a promise and I intend to keep it. fingers crossed!

Breakfast

Scrambled Egg
Garlic Mushrooms
Leftover Chicken Kransky & Spam (I don’t like throwing away food)

Lunch

Buffalo Fried Chicken
Steamed Broccoli & Cauli-rice
Creamy Coffee

Snack

Mini Lamb Kebabs (free from work)

Dinner

Lettuce wrapped beef burger
Glass of Pepsi Max

Day 2: Vegetables are my new bestfriends / What I eat in a day

Honestly, I am not a big fan of vegetables. Growing up, I mostly eat rice and fried meat or burgers and chips. The closest thing I have for vegetables is potatoes and that doesn’t even count.

Since starting this diet, I have never eaten so much vegetables in my whole life. I never thought I would ever like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages and leeks. But now those are my staples and I feel healthier already. Cauli-rice, Yum!

Day 2

Breakfast

Chicken Kransky
Cauliflower Rice
Yogurt

Lunch

Thai Fried Chicken
Leftover Chicken Kransky from breakfast
Steamed Broccoli
Cauliflower Rice
Creamy Coffee

Dinner

Pan-grilled Chicken Barbeque
Cauliflower Rice
Mixed Salad Greens with Mayo and Cottage Cheese

Day 1: Embracing the LCHF Lifestyle / What I eat in a day

Already in my fourth week of LCHF eating and I’m still struggling on some days. This is why I decided to start this blog so I can have a way of keeping track of my eating habits.

On my first two weeks of changing my diet, I have lost 10 lbs but I know it’s basically water weight. Still I feel really good! Come third week, 1lb weight loss! Mainly due to eating bits of “carby” food here and there.

I’ll be posting daily on what I eat in a day. Hopefully once I get a hang of this I’ll include some recipes I use and carb count of every meal.

Here goes…. Wish me luck!

Day 1

Breakfast

Chia Seed “oatmeal” with Yoghurt
Creamy Coffee

Lunch

Chicken Kransky
Salad Greens & Cucumber with Mayo & Cottage Cheese
Creamy Coffee

Dinner

Meatball Stroganoff
Thin Slice of Spam
Steamed Broccoli
Cauliflower Rice