So I have promised a weekly post about what I ate for the week. This will hopefully give you some ideas about how YOU can eat SFLC as well as demonstrate that I absolutely do not starve in this lifestyle, nor do I only eat meat and cheese. To be honest, for this week I wasn't too good at keeping up with every meal but next week I will write my meals down so I can really give you guys a thorough run through of my week. I also hadn't went grocery shopping for my LC stuff in a while so I wasn't working with much here. Next week there will there will be more variety. I'll be posting pictures of some of the things I eat each week, but most things don't need a "picture" explanation.
To give you an idea of what I'm up against-Here's a look into my familie's pantry.
Do I ever sneak a cookie or two?- no never! Why not? Because once you go No Sugar and get it out of your sytem, any processed sugar you put into your body is going to give you crazy cravings for it and you will likely "relapse" into your sugar eating ways. But mainly, I just know that this works for me, I've lost so much weight, I feel amazing, and
I love myself more than I love that cookie!
Breakfast: Eggs and turkey sausage
Lunch: BLT salad. Shredded lettuce, real bacon bits, and lots of mayo. No tomato only because I don't really like them, but if you do like them, in small amounts they are perfectly ok to eat.
Dinner: Turkey burger sans bunn and cheesy broccoli. I loaded it up with everything I'd put on my favorite burger (mayo,mustard,onion,pickle,cheese) and wrapped it with several pieces of large leafed romain lettuce hearts. So good!
Breakfast: Cheesy eggs
Lunch: Southwest Chicken Wrap. LC torilla with lettuce, turkey,southwest cheddar cheese, southwest mustard. Heated in a skillet to make the tortilla cripsy. Super delish! and it's huge!
Dinner: 3 hot dogs sans bunn and pork rinds
Breakfast: a huge glass of chocolate soy milk. It is absolutely amazing! Its the lowest carb choc. milk I can find. 1 Net carb per 8 oz. Soy Slender. This stuff really saves me when I have an urging for something sweet. I sometimes go through a carton a day! haha!
Lunch: Chicken ceasar salad sans croutons. I usually bake a few chicken breasts at the beginning of the week so use in salads throughout the week. Ceasar dressing is a low carb acceptable dressing. Yay... Because I love it!
Dinner: Salmon and green beans. I love green beans so I usually eat a whole can (fresh whenever I can but I didn't have any this week). I spread butter and lemon pepper seasoning on the salmon and then wrap it in tin foil. It cooks rather quickly that way. I know this sounds weird but I also love lemon juice on my green beans too!
Breakfast: Nothing. I was not feeling well.
Lunch: I ate a leftover turkey burger and a small spinach leaf salad with balsamic vinagrette.
Dinner: Went out to eat and had a bacon cheesburger sans bunn at O'Charleys. I wasn't able to substitute my fries for veggies because I was ordering off of the 2 meals for 14.99 menu which I was pretty disapointed about, but oh well. The burger was very filling. 2 burgers in one day though...eh, oh well.
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito. LC tortilla with cheesy eggs, bacon, peppers, salsa.
Lunch: Tuna lettuce wrap. Tuna, mayo, diced purple onions, chopped boiled egg, wrapped in a big romain heart lettuce leaf. Had 3 of them actually!
Dinner: Pepperjack chicken (baked chicken breast stuffed with pepperjack cheese) and a big spinach salad with chopped boiled egg , bacon crumbles and balsamic vinagrette.
I finally went grocery shopping Friday night so by saturday I could finally get a little more variety going!
Breakfast: Strawberries and blueberries and a dark chocolate LC specialty drink. They are called EAS AdvantEdge Carb Control. They are superduper delish and have only 2 net carbs per drink plus 17 grams of protein! With the strawberries this drink was especially awesome!
Lunch: 2 boiled eggs and BLT spinach wraps. Take a strip of cooked bacon and spread some mayo on it, then wrap the bacon around a bunch of spinach leaves. Really yummy! I make about 10 of them for lunch! haha.
Dinner: Fajitas! One of my favorite LC meals and soo super simple to make. I keep John Souls Chicken and Beef strips in the freezer for quick and easy meals (like this).I just chopped up some red and green peppers and some onions and started sauteing them in some olive oil. Then threw in the chicken and beef (it thaws quickly) and cooked it all together for about 15 minutes in a skillet and DONE. LC tortillas of course. LOTS of sour cream and homemade guacamole. Sooo good!
Breakfast: Doin the "get ready for church hussle" so I just downed a LC chocolate drink. With it having so much protein, it keeps you suprisingly full. No disruptive tummy growls at church! whoohoo!
Lunch: We ate at MiMi's cafe. I ordered the quiche lorraine with a side ceasar salad. I only ate the inside of the quiche, not the crust of course.
Dinner: Well my husband felt like testing my temptation resisting abilities and decided to order pizza. haha. Actually, not once did I even think about taking a slice. I instead tried to figure out how to make something that could fulfill my pizza craving, what I came up with totally worked!
I took a LC tortilla and spread about 2 T. of spaghetti sauce on it. Loaded it up with mozzarella cheese and topped it with pepperoni. Heated it in a skillet for a few minutes to get it all melted and then folded it over and sliced it into triangles and TADA..my pizza craving got its fix for sure! This will definately be repeated!
Here are some of the things I snacked on this week:
Pork rinds, pistachios, slim jims, celery and peanut butter, small lettuce wraps with deli meat, vienna sausages, berries, string cheese, orange and yellow bell pepper slices, cottage cheese.
So there you have it. I wasn't able to get too creative this week due to my lack of LC groceries, but hopefully you can see that I can get a pretty good variety going even with the lack of options. Like I said before, with a little creativity you will NEVER feel like you are sacrificing while living SFLC!