What I Ate Today – LCHF In Action!

I’m proud to say that I’ve been maintaining my ideal weight of 120lbs for a month and a half now. Note that I am 5 feet 2″, 52 years of age and would classify my weekly activity level as light, with the occasional moderate level day. I’ve been averaging between 1500 and 1600 calories and around 15-20g net carbs and this seems to be the right number of calories and carbs for me to maintain my ideal weight.

To get down to 120lbs I ate 1100 calories a day for 4 weeks. I started at 124lbs, so my average loss was 1lb a week. As you all know, I originally lost 28lbs over 6 years ago and have maintained my weight around 124-126 lbs these past few years. It feels really good to be back at my ideal weight of 120lbs and I’m making a determined effort to remain there.

Once you lose weight, it’s really critical to know how many calories and carbs you need to eat to maintain your new lower weight. It’s as important as knowing how many calories to eat to lose weight, and perhaps even more important, as its harder to maintain your weight than to lose weight.

As I’m fairly petite, over 50 and lightly active I eat around 1550 calories a day to  maintain my weight. I rarely exceed 20-25g net carbs as I experience less hunger when I keep my carbs low.

The key is to keep eating a LCHF diet and to know how many calories and carbs to eat. Macros count too but not as much as calories and carbs. If you eat the right number of net carbs your macros will fall into place.  If your weight is steadily creeping up you need our Personal Calorie and Macro Report or our All You Need to Succeed Package to get your weight back on track!

Recipes marked with an asterisk * are from our LCHF Nation Cookbooks.

Here’s what I ate today:

Breakfast: 2 egg omelet filled with 1oz cheddar,  cooked in 1/2oz (15g) butter* – 359 calories

Lunch: 1 Dijon Biscuit*, 1oz cheddar cheese – 269 calories

Dinner: 4 large cups mixed salad greens, 4oz tomatoes, dressed with 1.5 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar and topped with 5oz sauteed chicken breast and 1oz soft goat cheese – 445 calories

Dessert: 2 Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies (to be published in our 3rd cookbooks – see photo above) – 130 calories

Pre-bed snack: 2oz peanuts – 340 calories

TOTALS: 1543 calories, 123g fat (71%), 87.5g protein (22%), 14.6g net carbs (7%)

If you’d like me to work with you to calculate how many calories and carbs are right for you see our popular Personal Calorie and Macro Report service or our Everything You Need to Succeed package. Once you have this valuable information, you can use the complimentary meal plan we provide you to start losing weight – easily!

5 Replies to "What I Ate Today - LCHF In Action!"

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    Vicki gamage September 8, 2016 (1:12 am)

    I’m impressed, my carbs sit between about 30 and 70g. Still.super low to eating like 500g haha :-) I’d love to know more about your recipes. I’m going to go to your page now and look at everything :-) I’ve lost 1 kg in 4 days being low carb high fat.

    Today I’ve eaten

    Breakfast- one egg whipped with half a small banana, 2 peach slices microwaved for 2 mins topped with 1 tablespoon cream.

    Snack was 18g cheese wedge
    2 pcs sugar free dark chocolate

    Lunch just now was 1 serve of green beans one serve of bacon rashers sauteed in 15g butter and 1.5 tsp cream cheese to mix it all in.

    Dinner will be two 100% Angus beef patties with cheese tomatoes, cucumbers wrapped in a lettuce leaf. My calorie intake is around 1750. I have 15 kg to loose to hit my 70kg target! :-)

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      LCHF Nation September 8, 2016 (4:47 pm)

      Hi Vicki,

      Congrats on discovering LCHF! I’m concerned that your calories may be a bit high and so you might not lose weight at a fast enough pace. If you like, check out our Personal Calorie and Macro Report service here https://lchf-nation.myshopify.com/products/personal-calorie-and-macro-report and I’ll work out you ideal calories and carbs for weight loss.

      Thanks for your interest in LCHF Nation!

      my best,

      Elena

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    Gun September 21, 2016 (1:37 pm)

    Could you tell me why you do not include recipes containing flax seeds or psyllium husk? Or thickeners like Glucomannan? You’ll often find them in Swedish LCHF recipes so I was expecting to find some in your cookbooks.

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      LCHF Nation September 21, 2016 (8:22 pm)

      Because we don’t find them necessary. I’m sure though you can add psyllium husks to anything you like that’s in our cookbooks but our recipes contain plenty of veggies for fiber. We also don’t need to thicken using glucomannan (that gives many people diarrohea!) as we use more natural ways to thicken our meals eg with egg, almond flour, coconut flour, by reducing the sauce etc.

      I hope you’re enjoying our recipes!

      best,

      Elena and John

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        Gun Penhoat September 22, 2016 (1:35 pm)

        I wasn’t thinking of them for their fiber content but well because both psyllium and flax seed make acceptable bread substitutes.
        I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet, but I like what I see :0)

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