Day 1 of Low Carb diet...

Okay, so I'm going ahead with this low carb thing. I'm not going to start drinking cream or eating bacon and eggs each morning, I just won't believe that that's healthy, no way, nu-huh... Instead I'm going to be cutting out bread, pasta, sugar and starch rich vegetables (potatoes etc.)

So here's how I'm starting my first day:

Quark with berries and sweetener, coffee and a handful of plain peanuts
(320 kcal)

A cheese salad with two slices of rye bread (12% fiber) and butter
(590 kcal)

An orange
(90 kcal)

A chicken-mozzarella salad with mayo
(630 kcal)

Quark with berries and sweetener with some vegetable oil (since otherwise I won't get enough good fats)
(365 kcal)

Total: ~2000 kcal

I'm pretty happy with my plan for today, I'll be getting 30% of my nutrition from protein and 44% from fat (and 33% of those are good fats), which leaves 26% for carbs. I think that sounds about right!

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  1. Looks like a good start! Kudos.


  2. Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes!

  3. Today's menu sounds delicious!

  4. you may want to think about a 3-2-5 plan. Three servings of dairy, two servings of lean protein, and five servings of fruits and vegetables. It may balance out things better for you and keep you more full longer.

    Also sweet potatoes or yams are great instead of white potatoes. (I eat so many veggies now that I had been avoiding for a while and I am really enjoying it!)

    By the way - guacamole is a great way to get your veggies in (1 or 2 ripe avocados, chopped tomato, some onion, come cilantro, a little bit of salt, and a squeeze of fresh lime juice=yummy!) and use carrots and celery to dip with instead of chips.

  5. The 3-2-5 plan sounds like a good rule of thumb, thanks!

    Oh yes, guacamole is great, and I was just thinking about making a mexican styled salad with guacamole and minced meat! Maybe tomorrow, or during the weekend.

    My biggest problem is that I'm really lazy about preparing my food (when you cook for one, it just seems like a waste of time and energy), but I guess I'm gonna have to just suck it up and start doing it! :o)