Week 6 is over and I am down 1.7lbs, for a total of 6lbs. After 2 1/2 weeks of being sick I am finally feeling well again…well, except for this lingering cough.
This week I am going to focus on exercising since I have pretty much lived on the couch the last couple weeks. I am going to try to do 1 hour of cardio on 4 or 5 days and the other 2 or 3 days I will do a half hour of yoga or pilates. I know that a lot of people give themselves a day or two of rest during the week, but I don’t do well with days off so that is why I am doing two or three days of a shorter, less intense workout. When I take days off, I find it really hard to get back into the groove of things and since I know this I am just trying to avoid that problem. I don’t know if this plan will work, but I guess I will find out.
In regards to my diet, I have now gone a few days without any diet soda and have not suffered any withdraw or cravings for it. I don’t really crave breads, pastas, or potatoes anymore, but I am still craving sugar, which kind of sucks. I have tried to make a couple treats with Splenda and liquid Stevia, but it doesn’t really fix the sugar cravings so I think I will just have to wait it out and hope the cravings go away eventually.
Sunday I am going to a Super Bowl party, but I am pretty confident that it won’t be a problem. My mother-in-law is making a taco bar, so I plan on making cheese chips and having nachos instead. We are also having plenty of low-carb snacks too, such as buffalo chicken meatballs, Italian meatballs, a summer sausage and cheese tray, and a veggie tray. I think it will be easy to stay on plan with all the yummy low-carb food that will be available.
So, all in all this week went well and I am going into week 7 feeling better than I have in a couple weeks; hopefully it will go well too.
When you are on a low-carb diet it can be hard to think of snack ideas that meet the low-carb criteria. Whether you want a sweet snack or a savory one, there are many snack options available for the low-carb dieter. Here is a list of 10 sweet and 10 savory low-carb snacks that all come in under 10 g. net carbs per serving:
1/2 cup cottage cheese topped with 1/4 cup raspberries (8.7 g. net carbs)
1/2 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt flavored with 1 Tbsp. sugar free DaVinci syrup and topped with 1/4 sliced strawberries (2.35 g. net carbs)
1 Sugar free Fudgsicle (4 g. net carbs)
1/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries and 1 oz. pistachios (7 g. net carbs)
2 squares 75% cacao dark chocolate and 1/2 cup strawberries, halved (8.35 g. net carbs)