The Journey Continues – Week 3 – Day 1

I just cannot believe how well I am adapting to the Low Carb Nutritional Approach!  I have been reading the Atkins book and at the beginning he stated that Low Carb eating needed to be called a “nutritional approach” and not a “diet”.  I think he is right, the word diet seems to set us up for failure.  When we got to our goal weight the “diet” seems to stop whereas a “nutritional approach” to eating is more likely to continue.

I went shopping straight after work to stock up with ingredients needed for some of the recipes I intended to try from Week Two of the I Breathe I’m Hungry website.

Week Two - I Breathe I'm Hungry

Week Two – I Breathe I’m Hungry

(Technically I am pretty pleased with myself I just figured out how to make a link to Melissa’s page for Week Two when you click on the picture above!!

This week there are some delicious looking recipes to try ….

Cream Cheese Pancakes – I made a batch of these last week, at the time I thought I wouldn’t make them again.  But as the week went on I really enjoyed them.

Jalapeno Popper Soup

Jalapeno and Cheddar Muffins

Flax Pizza – I decided my husband might not be so keen to try this as I am, so I bought a package of regular premade pizza bases for him!!

Paprika Chicken – this looked pretty family friendly.  I feed my family every Sunday – so I decided this would be okay for them too.  I can make potatoes/noodles or what ever for them and have cauliflower mash myself.

Cheesy Cauliflower Puree

Meatballs alla Parmigiana

Raspberry Cheesecake Bar – I noticed these on the Week Three menu plan and thought these looked great for dessert on Sunday

One of the things I love most about these food plans is that I can get lots of prep done in advance, so Saturday morning I will get them all ready for week.

Anyway onto today and how I actually did …  I had my day all planned out and then we unexpectedly went out for dinner.  I am happy with my choice.  I had a California Salad, it was basically a spring greens salad topped with avocado, diced tomato, diced cucumber and a grilled chicken breast.  There were also dried cranberries in there (score to me because I didn’t eat those.  There was a small pile on the side of my plate when I was finished!!  It also came with some garlic bread which my hubby ate!!  It came with some signature vinaigrette dressing, I guessed it would be sugary, so I asked for ranch instead.  I think I am starting to get the idea for how to work this for me.

Daily Total:  18.7 Carbs / 1,997 Calories

FitBit:  7,232 Steps / 7 Stairs

Breakfast 3.2 Carbs

2 Cream Cheese Pancakes, 3 Johnsonville Breakfast Sausages

Lunch 5.6 Carbs

2 cups shredded romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, 4 Sundried Tomato and Feta Meatballs

Snack 0 Carbs

Chicken Drumstick

Dinner 7.8 Carbs

Grilled Chicken breast, 2 cups lettuce, 1/2 cup diced cucumber, 1/2 cup diced tomato, 1/2 avocado, 2 Tbsp ranch dressing

Snack 3 Carbs

Atkins Advantage Coconut Bar

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