30-Day Low Carb Challenge | 21st Day Update

In the 3rd week of the challenge, I averaged 55g of carbs (48g net carbs). I consider this a win!

DateCalories
Burned
Calories
Eaten
CarbsNet CarbsFatsProtein
Nov 15
1664
148929.1g16.7g107.4g104.6g
Nov 16
1593109916.812.675.984.7
Nov 171593219035.929.7192.376.0
Nov 1816501830106.598.9101.9113.2
Nov 19
1696
1119
62.1
56.772.558.7
Nov 20
1792112469.7
64.766.6
60.3
Nov 21
1871113466.260.563.873.2
Average1694142655489781

I forgot to weigh myself, but I think my pants are getting looser.

Of note this week are 2 cheat days, but I still averaged a 268/day calorie-deficit.

I split a Starbucks S’more with my husband on the 20th and it made me feel proud of myself because I didn’t feel the need to eat the whole thing or to order another one just for myself. When I got home, I realized I also didn’t feel deprived or guilty that I ate something sweet–feelings that are good NOT to have. I consider this a victory in terms of my relationship with food. I used to not be able to pace myself.

On the 18th, I went to a housewarming party and ate around around a cup of aglio olio shrimp pasta, liempo, chicken, and drank Chardonnay. My carb intake that day reached 106g which was surprising. I thought it would be higher. Maybe cronometer is off on some food items? or I just missed logging some ingredients or was wrong in my estimates.

Anyway, I don’t have set cheat days, but when there’s a social gathering, which doesn’t happen often, I eat what everyone’s having in moderation (except I really try to skip sweet drinks and desserts). I think I did a good job of moderating.

I also ate a lot of fast food this week (eg, bun-less burger, rice-less dishes). I’m envious of anyone who can consistently plan their meals. While it’s possible to find low carb options in fast food restaurants, I still prefer to know what’s actually in my food.


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