I told myself when I started my low carb/keto journey that I wouldn’t be too concerned about the damned numbers and macros… and now I am.
I’m at the point where maybe I should just live off of air. I’m eating all this delicious low carb food, but still netting at least 35-40 carbs/day.
I feel like my weight loss has plateaued… or maybe my body’s just used to it now.
I wanted to take it easier this morning on my stomach, and I know coffee can really mess you up.
I had a smoothie:
- 6 frozen strawberries — low glycemic, low sugar
- like 7 or 8 frozen blue berries — low glycemic, low sugar
- unsweetened almond milk… approx one cup
- 1 tbsp of stevia.
That put me up to 18 net carbs.
Then, for lunch, I was going to just broth it, but I was so hungry and I figured that because I was hungry I probably needed to eat something substantial and my tummy was over it’s weirdness last night.
I had my left over stuffed bell peppers (I only like ate one… and the rest of the filling):
- 3 bell peppers
- 1 lb of ground turkey
- 5 good sized baby bella mushrooms
- two green onions
- salt/pepper/garlic to taste
- 5 or six grape tomatoes
- sour cream.. like 2 tbsp
- and parm 1/2 cup.
According to my thingy, I’m at like 30 net carbs.
I told myself I wasn’t going to obsess… but now I am.
I feel like I just need to go home and just cook and eat plain ground turkey cooked in coconut oil with bacon and egg and a lump of sharp cheddar…
Cutting out sugar is no small feat.
But on the plus side, I’m generally staying around 1700 calories/day — except for when I eat an entire bag of pork rinds and puke it up later.
I don’t know how to put that into my app counter thingy…