Getting back on the low carb train can be challenging, but keeping a low carb food diary can help.
Swimsuit season starts next month in Arizona, so my plan is to get back on track with my low carb eating and fitness. I wanted to document everything I ate yesterday and analyze what I ate. I personally stay on top of my carbs best if I keep track of them. I use the app, Fat Secret on my iPhone to keep track of things on the go. It’s not the best app for low carbers, since you kind of have to dig to find the net carbs, but it works for now. One of my big goals for February is to increase my water consumption. I drink way too much coffee and need to cut back.
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Low Carb Food Diary for Tuesday, February 6, 2018
05:00 Coffee – black
06:30 Water 10 oz with 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
07:30 Water 10 oz
09:00 1 Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bite (bacon and gruyere) (make your own at home with this recipe)
09:00 Coffee – black
11:00 Water 20 oz
11:00 21 Day Fix Workout
12:15 1 Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bite (other half from earlier)
13:00 Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti Squash (1 cup)
14:30 Water 10 0z
15:40 Run 3 miles
16:10 Water 20 oz
17:20 1/2 Sausage Patty
18:30 4 oz Ground Beef with 1/2 cup riced cauliflower, 1 tablespoon sour cream
19:00 Water 10 oz
20:00 Water 10 oz
Water – 90 oz
Net Carbs – 19.49
Calories – 858
I did stay well under 30 grams of net carbohydrates, but I definitely didn’t meet the calorie requirement I need for working out and breastfeeding. I did two workouts, which typically doesn’t happen, but I needed to kill some time waiting for the kids to finish up their activities. What was supposed to be an easy jog turned into a 3 mile run when the baby threw her cute moccasins out of the stroller. We looked and looked, but we never found them. I’m still pretty sad about it.
I knew I hadn’t eaten enough when I got a terrible headache with nausea right before bed. Of course, I couldn’t eat because of the nausea, so I drank more water and took some ibuprofen.
I feel like I did much better with my water consumption. I have been tracking it using a printable I created. You can get one too if you’d like.
Ultimately, yesterday was a fail for eating. Sure, I stayed under with the carbs, but I don’t feel like my body got enough energy. I did well with hydration, but I’d like to be drinking more than a hundred ounces of water a day. I’ll keep trying.