I averaged 46g of Carbs (36g Net Carbs) the second week of the challenge. Woohoo!!! I did it!
I meal-prepped but the food only lasted us for half of the week. Haha. I should improve on my meal planning skills.
When I’m not able to bring packed lunch, I either buy food from the office cafeteria (one veggie and one meat dish) or go to a fast food burger chain and order a bun-less 100% beef burger.
If you’re in the Philippines and there’s a cafeteria or karinderya near you, I think it’s easy to eat low carb. Pinoy dishes are very low-carb-friendly; just leave out the rice and avoid sweet dishes like pininyahang manok. By the way, when buying adobo and tomato-based dishes, don’t forget to ask if they added sugar in it. In some regions in the Philippines, sweeter dishes are preferred. ‘Wag mahiyang magtanong.
Here’s a summary of my 2nd week of going low carb (again)
I lost 1.8 lbs which is irrelevant and probably not good considering my goal of growing muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat for the same volume (think: stainless steel sheet vs cloth, when they’re the same size, stainless steel will weigh heavier).
Glucose Meter Reading
This is what got me excited–I took my 2-hour postprandial blood glucose reading and it’s at 106 mg/dl!!!
I was measuring at 114-118 mg/dl before, which is still below the 120 mg/dl prediabetic range, but I don’t want to be hovering near the border.
I should get an HBA1C test soon.
To read about how my first week went, click here: 30-Day Low Carb Challenge | 7th Day Update