Thank you so much for visiting. I’m Myles and I recently committed myself to changing my body for good. You’re probably here because you’re interested in low carb diets and that’s awesome. I want to share with you everything I know about it and help you make changes, too. Low Carb Diets Work!
The best way to prove that this works is by showing you. So every week, I’m going to make at least one personal post about my own low carb journey. I’ll also post free articles and recipes every week so you know exactly how I’m doing it while I’m doing it.
Before I jump into this, I want to let you know that there are affiliate links in my posts. I’m not being paid by the product makers to promote any particular product. I do get a small percentage of some items I decide to link to though. With that being said, I only link things that I’m using and know will work for you.
Proof Low Carb Diets Works
I’m officially a week into my journey and I’ve been itching to share this with you! Here’s how my diet is going so far:
I know this will seem a bit sensational but this is a real, unedited screenshot of my Fitbit weight log. As you can see, I lost nearly 10 pounds in 7 days. There’s more to these numbers, but I’ll write about what to expect the first week on a low carb diet later.
I’ll post these charts once a week not just to prove this works, but also so you can keep me honest!
What I Did This Week
The main objective was to cut carbs as low as possible. A lot of reduced carb diets suggest staying below 50 grams, but I wanted to slip into ketosis as quick as possible. The reason for this is to speed through the “keto flu” stage, which you can read about here in a previous post. Basically, I stay below 20 grams per day.
My breakfast on weekdays was coffee. Now not just any coffee – mine had two tablespoons of heavy cream and my favorite stevia sweetener. I also had a small mix of raw pecans and near zero carb chocolate chips. For lunch I mostly ate pepperoni, salami, and cheese.
Dinner and weekends is where it really gets interesting.
I had not just your typical no carb items like steak and chicken, but I also experimented low carb versions of normally high carb items. For instance I had pancakes (yes – pancakes for dinner!) tonight, bacon burgers with chocolate cookies for dessert last night, and cheddar biscuits a few night ago.
Before you run out and eat pancakes and biscuits, understand that I did low carb versions of those meals. I seriously hope you’re still reading and didn’t leave to binge on chocolate chip cookies! I’ll put together recipes for these in the recipe section so you can enjoy them as I did.
Here are my favorite products this week that helped me to an awesome first week.
Obviously you need to weigh yourself while dieting. Any scale will do just fine. I bought this one because I knew I wanted to share my weight loss every week with you and Fitbit makes pretty charts. Also, I got a Fitbit Charge 2 (someone giving me a hint? hmm…) for Christmas and discovered they also had this scale. Just FYI, I’m not keeping up with the steps, but I do really love the Charge 2 sleep log.
The reason this is featured is weighing myself every morning is a huge motivator. I can see every morning that I did the right things the previous 24 hours. I can also use it for feedback whenever things go wrong. Having data to back everything up is simply empowering.
So I’ve seen this stuff for years, but something about the box always steered me away from it. I bought it after looking for a way to eat foods like burgers, pizzas, cookies, etc… using a low carb substitute for flour. My research on Amazon led me to believe this was the best product available.
Amazon isn’t wrong. I’ve had an absolute blast this week with this stuff! The cookies, biscuits, and pancakes were made with this as the primary ingredient and the taste is authentic! It’s possible that Carbquik will make my featured section every week. I think it’s the best way to substitute flour and still eat our favorite foods. It also comes with recipes on the inside of the box to get started.
Lily’s Dark Chocolate
When you hear diet, you might think that chocolates are the first thing to go. I love chocolate, but it’s not really a problem food for me – pizza and McDonalds sausage, egg, and cheese biscuits are. Anyways, I wanted a way to liven up my diet with safe desserts that are low carb. I figured I could make chocolate chip cookies with Carbquik since there are a lot of cookie recipes with it.
The chocolate chip cookies were great, but I found other uses for this chocolate. I basically snack on it between breakfast and lunch. Perhaps the most important use is mental. This chocolate tastes just like its sugar-loaded counterparts. Actually, I wholeheartedly believe this taste better. So it kind of serves as a daily reminder to me that there are many options for low carb dieters to eat delicious foods that still allow you to stay in ketosis.
Just put a few in your hand and remind yourself that you can easily adapt to a sugar-free, low carb life.
Thank you so much for reading! I really hope you at least leave a comment and let me know where you are with your diet. If you want to get notified whenever I post a new article or another journey, signup below. Coming up this week I have a couple getting started resource articles and a few informative videos to link. I’d love to connect with you all and help you with your journey so come back and comment often! Alright!