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! Date CaloriesBurned CaloriesEaten Carbs Net Carbs Fats Protein Nov 15 1664 1489 29.1g 16.7g 107.4g 104.6g Nov 16 1593 1099 16.8 12.6 75.9 84.7 Nov 17 1593 2190 35.9 29.7 192.3 76.0 Nov 18 1650 1830 106.5 98.9 101.9 113.2 Nov 19 1696 1119 62.1 56.7 72.5 58.7 Nov 20 1792 1124 69.7 64.7 66.6 60.3 Nov 21 1871 1134 66.2 60.5 63.8 73.2 Average 1694 1426 55 48 97 81 I forgot to weigh myself, but I think my…

Grilled Beef

30-Day Low Carb Challenge | 14th Day Update

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…

30-Day Low Carb Challenge | 7th Day Update

Prior to starting this challenge, I was already eating relatively low carbohydrates (around 50-100g/day*) to prevent Type 2 Diabetes (for a time my blood glucose readings were in the prediabetes range). These past several months I noticed I haven’t been as mindful with my carb intake and started to feel heavy and lethargic again despite not gaining weight. My morning fasting glucose levels were also not at the optimal level–I am not prediabetic again (thankfully!), but close. For this challenge, my rules are simple: Eat <50g of carbs (tracked with Cronometer); and Eat mostly real/whole foods My goal is to…

Kick-off: 30 Days of Real Food

I started 30 Days of Real Food yesterday.  My diet for most of the 1st quarter was unhealthy. In my 2018 Focus Points post, I said: I’ll start strength-training and building some muscle I’ll get my waist-to-height ratio to 47% by the first quarter of the month; and I’ll achieve a fasting blood glucose of < 80 mg/dl waking up None of that happened.  I’m disappointed in myself, but I’m trying to get over it by focusing on what I can do instead. Rules I’m following the rules from the Whole 30 website (click the link to find the specifics…

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Habit 3: Eat Healthy | Stop Eating When The Hunger is Gone

Two weeks ago, I tried to be more mindful of my hunger. Before this, I ate like a domesticated goldfish. When I see food available, I eat, even if I’m not hungry and until my stomach can’t take any more food. My goal was to eat healthier. But I don’t know how to cook, so meal planning and prepping is out of the question for now. I decided to start slow and simple. Whenever I eat, I now try to deliberately check if I don’t feel hungry anymore, then I stop. I don’t wait until I feel stuffed. I read somewhere that after we’re actually full,…

Habit 2: Sleep For At Least 6 Hours A Day

This Habit Project is still going strong, friends. I just wasn’t able to post an update last weekend. Habit 2 wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. Except for one day last week that I had to stay longer in the office, I slept 6 hours every day. What I found really difficult was going to bed early, which most probably what kept me from sleeping longer. I haven’t figured out how to address that. I thought working out every day would make it easier for me to face plant by the end of the day, but it…