Keto Day 4
Thursday, March 05, 2020
I didn't have the time to track my food in the nutrition tracker the past 2 days. Today I went back & logged yesterday's food, and had a rude awakening. 1 cup broccoli is 11 carbs, 1 C carrots is 13 and 1/2 an avocado is 7! Ouch! In what I thought was a healthy Keto-based meal day I had over 44 carbs (the goal is to be under 20) and only ended up with about 1270 calories (too low!). Guess a lot more carb education is needed.
My main struggle is that I've always been a veggie girl, love all kinds of salads and non-starchy vegetables, even grow a lot myself. Typically I would fill my plate with as many veggies as I wanted... really only focused on counting the meat & starch portion of the meal. But in this new way of eating I guess I have to be more sensible about what and how much of the vegetable world goes on my plate. Today I was much more careful in that regard.
Day 4 had me in a bit of a slump around 11am; feeling very tired and a little shaky. Had half an avocado (that was before I realized the 7 carb grams!) and that didn't seem to help. Then drank a glass of Powerade-Zero and started to feel a lot better. Yay electrolytes!
Had the 2nd shingles shot with no problems, even went for a walk in the woods with DH afterwards. Time to do some major trail maintenance, hopefully in the next couple of weeks.
My meals today:
- breakfast: cheese omelette and 2 slices bacon
- lunch: small salad with warm chicken & creamy caesar dressing (yummy) plus 2 spoonfuls of kimchi afterwards (crazy, but it seems to be a good signal for me that the meal's over)
- dinner: lamb chop, smaller portion of leftover broccoli & carrots with butter
- snacks: 1/2 avocado, maybe later some pork rinds if I have the munchies
Haven't done my tracking yet. I'm probably over again, but each day I'm learning a little more about this new way of eating.