Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wednesday's Menu

I ended up skipping breakfast today - which is a rarity! It ended up being a beefy day - as you can see below:

12:00pm - 2 cheeseburgers (no buns!), ketchup, onions, pickles

7:15pm - ribeye steak, broccoli alfredo (brocolli, heavy cream, parmesan cheese)

I'd like to get back to eating more eggs. I ate them so often while I was losing all the weight that I got tired of them. Eggs could be the closest thing to a perfect food that there is, so I really should work them back into my diet a bit more.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday's Menu

I was unprepared and ended up skipping lunch yesterday - so today I made sure to bring something to work. I was pleasantly surprised to see there was still leftover broccoli alfredo in the fridge! Here's my day:

8:30am - organic peanut butter

12:00pm - broccoli alfredo (brocolli, heavy cream, parmesan cheese)

7:30pm - salami, provolone - caesar salad (no croutons!), chicken cheese steak (no bread!), tomato, mayo - 1 meatball

Monday's Menu

Today was one of those really busy days. I ended up missing lunch partly because I was so busy - and partly because I forgot to bring lunch and was too lazy to go out and get something! Dinner sure was good though!

8:30am - organic peanut butter

6:30pm - roasted red peppers, garlic, olive oil, sharp provolone

7:30pm - t-bone steak, asparagus, feta cheese

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday's Menu

It was Father's Day, and I ended up eating some of my absolute favorites today - like prime rib at lunch - and a couple of Cheddarwursts at dinner. Cheddarwursts are basically kielbasa stuffed with cheese. They're not exactly healthy - but at least they're low-carb. I also made some delicious alredo sauce to put on top of my broccoli at dinner. Heavy cream is your friend when you're low-carbin'!

Take a good look at the food I ate today. Now imagine eating all of those rich, delicious, filling foods and STILL losing weight. Better yet, don't imagine it...DO it! Peanut butter, steak, sausage, bacon and alfredo sauce are all big no-no's on a low-fat diet. Why in the world would we want to deprive ourselves of all that yummy goodness? Here's my Father's Day menu:

8:30am - organic peanut butter

12:00pm - prime rib, 2 eggs, 2 sausage links, 1 strip of bacon, pico de gallo, sour cream

6:00pm - organic peanut butter

7:00pm - 2 Cheddarwursts, broccoli alfredo (heavy cream & parmesan cheese)

Saturday's Menu

Today was another "party" day - as it seemingly is every Saturday. Today we celebrated a high school graduation at a party that featured a great spread of carb-laden food...but plenty of yummy low-carb choices as well. Here's how my Saturday shook out:

8am - organic peanut butter

12pm - bacon double cheeseburger (no bun), lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo

3pm - pepperoni, swiss cheese, provolone, salami

6pm - buffalo chicken tenders, bleu cheese - meatballs

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday's Menu

Who says you have to give up hoagies when you go low-carb? I love to go to Primo's in EHT. They've got the best cold cuts around - always fresh - and they'll serve 'em up in a low-carb wrap! Mmmmmmmmm. I feasted on a Sharp Italian low-carb wrap for lunch today!

8:00am - organic peanut butter

1:30pm - Sharp Italian Low-Carb Wrap from Primo Hoagies (Prosciutto, Sharp Provolone, Thumanns Capacola & Natural Casing Genoa Salami, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo)

6:00pm - Chicken Picatta (chicken, capers, tomatoes, artichokes, olive oil)

Thursday's Menu

One of my favorite things in life is a good cheeseteak. Luckily for me, both cheese and steak are a healthy part of a restricted carbohydrate lifestyle! Hold the bread, and you've got yourself the yummy goodness of protein and animal fat without the nasty insulin spike and the body's fat storage response caused by all the carbs. Onions are a little on the carby side, but there's nothing like fried onions on a cheesesteak. Here's how my Thursday shook out:

8am - organic peanut butter

12pm - Wawa roasted chicken salad (lettuce, tomato, bacon, chicken, parmesan cheese) with Ranch dressing

7:30pm - cheesesteak with fried onions, mayo, pickles

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday's Menu

You'd never think so - but that delicious looking crabcake isn't from the Crab Trap or the Lobster Loft...It's from Ruby Tuesday. Honestly, the Ruby Tuesday crabcake is DELICIOUS. In fact, I'd put it up against any crabcake in South Jersey. It's that good. And only 3 carbs to boot! After my big lunch @ Ruby Tuesday, I wasn't all that hungry for dinner. That's the beauty of eating low-carb. Protein and fat are FILLING...and without the nasty insulin spike you get from carbohydrates.

8:30am - organic peanut butter

1pm - crabcake - bacon cheeseburger (no bun) with mayo, lettuce & tomato - broccolli with Ranch dressing

6:30pm - 5 Wawa meatballs

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday's Menu

TGI Friday's has one of my favotite low-carb meals - Sizzling Chicken & Cheese! Two sauteed chicken breasts served in a skillet with bubbling cheeses, peppers & onions! It normally comes with mashed potatoes, but I always substitute broccolli instead.

8:30am - organic peanut

12pm - Wawa roasted chicken salad (lettuce, tomato, bacon, chicken, parmesan cheese, ranch dressing)

6pm - a few fried green beans - 2 chicken breasts, cheese, green peppers, red peppers, onions, broccolli - ranch dressing

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday's Menu

Another day - another family outing. This time it was down to the Cape May Zoo for a graduation party. A beautiful day wth lots of low-carb food choices to boot!

9am - organic peanut butter - spinach & feta cheese

12pm - leftover steak cooked in butter - creamed spinach

5pm - sausage & red peppers - a couple of small meatballs

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday's Menu

We went to visit my parents today - and you'll notice I ate a lot more than I normally do. That tends to happen when you go to a social gathering. However, I kept all of my choices I'm guilt free!

8am - organic peanut butter

12pm - bacon double cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, mayo (no bun!)

3pm - pepperoni, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, cherry tomatoes, green peppers

6pm - grilled pork chop, kielbasa, sauerkraut, mustard - salad with ranch dressing - Dreamfields pasta salad - spinach, feta cheese

7pm - sugar-free jello, whipped cream

Friday, June 12, 2009

Holy Cow! (Mmmmmm cowwwww)

Holy cow! I can't believe it's been over a year since I've posted to my low-carb blog! As you know, I've had a change of address and I'm now posting at Well, after about 14 months without a post, here's an update:

I'm currently @ 160 pounds. My goal weight when I lost all the weight in 2007 was 158 - and I've fluctuated between 155 and 163 ever since.

My diet is still largely comprised of nutrient dense meats and veggies (along with cheeses, nuts, a little fruit, and the occassional low-card "treat"!). It's a high-fat, moderate protein, low carboydrate diet that's just loaded with rich, tasty, satisfying food. All my health markers have improved since I stopped eating all those processed carbohydrates that the so-called "experts" tell us are so important to our well being.

I created this blog a couple of years ago to log the food I was eating while I was losing weight on my low-carb journey. I dropped 55 lbs and have kept it off for almost 2 years now without much effort thanks to the low-carb way of eating. I hope you'll join me!

Here's what I ate today:

8am - organic peanut butter
1pm - buffalo chicken, mozzarella cheese, hot sauce - green peppers, brocolli
7pm - strip steak - creamed spinach