Jun 062016
 

Monday, 5/30 – This was Memorial Day, and I slacked off in my record-keeping because it was a holiday. I have no idea what we ate, except I remember that we ordered a pizza for dinner, and went to the reservoir so the kids could swim. And yes, I ate pizza.

Tuesday, 5/31
Breakfast – Avocado, egg, and swiss sandwich thin, coffee with half and half
Lunch – everyone ate leftover pizza, except me. I wasn’t hungry at noon.
Snack – 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, topped with 1/2 cup low carb chocolate granola
Dinner – grilled hamburgers topped with fresh pineapple and blue cheese, low carb pea and cheese salad, vegetarian baked beans, fresh strawberries

My LCHF modifications – I had my burger open-faced on half a sandwich thin, with one ring of pineapple, and plenty of full-fat blue cheese. I did not eat baked beans.

Wednesday 6/1
Breakfast – Bulletproof coffee
Lunch – Dinner leftovers
Snacks – 2 raspberry cheesecake fat bombs
Dinner – Baked flounder with lemon caper butter, orzo with parmesan and basil, asparagus roasted with olive oil, sea salt and pepper

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My LCHF modifications – I was generous with butter sauce on my fish, and ate tons of roasted asparagus drizzled with extra olive oil, but no orzo. This is a standard side dish for us with fish courses, but as a rule I do not eat pasta.

Thursday 6/2
Breakfast – Avocado, egg and swiss sandwich thin
Lunch – Dinner leftovers
Snacks – 1 low carb peanut butter bar
Dinner – Giant, meal-sized salads with romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, sliced red peppers, chicken, and homemade Asian sesame dressing.

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My LCHF modifications – none needed

Friday, 6/3
Breakfast – vanilla protein shake
Lunch – crescent dogs (Nathan’s 100% beef hot dogs with cheese, baked in crescent roll dough), applesauce, carrots and low carb ranch dressing
Snacks – 1 low carb peanut butter bar
Dinner – scrambled eggs with cheese, turkey bacon, more fresh strawberries (Aldi now has organic strawberries, so I bought several boxes because my kids love them so much).

My LCHF modifications:
Lunch – I wrapped my hot dog in a low carb flax wrap, and ate no applesauce.
Dinner – none needed

Saturday, 6/4
Breakfast – citywide garage sale day in a nearby town. It’s our family tradition to get donuts for the kids, which they call “Donuts for the Road.” I also ate a donut.
Lunch – because we were out all day, we stopped at Wendy’s for a quick lunch. I had an open-faced burger and a side salad with pomegranite vinaigrette.
Dinner – buffalo chicken dip served with Triscuits, and an assortment of raw veggies for dipping

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My LCHF modifications – I had celery and carrots with my chicken dip, and ate no crackers.

Sunday, 6/5
Breakfast – grain-free chocolate chip peanut butter muffins, coffee with half and half. We often have muffins or cinnamon rolls during our Sunday morning family devotional and worship, and while I generally don’t like grain-free baked goods, these were quite good.

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Lunch – buffalo chicken wraps (leftover chicken dip wrapped in romaine lettuce leaves)
Dinner – hummus with homemade almond thin crackers, red pepper strips, and other veggies for dipping, Kalamata olives and feta cheese. Root beer floats for dessert.

My LCHF modifications – I had diet A&W root beer, but no ice cream.

My husband eats largely the same diet as I do, but my children eat more carbs. This week, they also had the following foods: Amish friendship bread, sandwiches (peanut butter, turkey, roast beef), regular muffins on Sunday (instead of grain free), orange juice, vanilla yogurt, breakfast cereal, toaster waffles. Also, in the summer we often forgo cooked dinners for lighter fare, such as salads, hummus, or antipasto.

This week is an excellent example of how I stick to my diet 80% of the time, and still allow for occasional treats, such as a slice of pizza, or a donut. Life is much more fun this way! I will say, however, that I’ve really lost my taste for sweets, and didn’t even enjoy my donut very much. In fact, there was so much jelly in the middle that it was too sweet, and I didn’t finish it. This is quite a change for me, the woman who once told you that if not for sugar, I would never have a weight problem!

Also, I had more food pictures for this post, but since yesterday I’ve been having lots of problems uploading images. I kept hoping that the issue would just resolve itself, but sadly it has not. Now, I’ll have to contact my site host and deal with them. That’s always fun.

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