Hi everyone! I was calorie counting for about a week but then after reading about Atkins and skimming through the book I was sold. I did a low-carb diet a while back but didn't do any kind of induction...I remember just eating a lot of meat and cheese and hardly any veggies. I was only in middle school then (I'm 18 now.) and weight loss that big of a deal to me.
Now that I'm older and MUCH more overweight than I was then, here I am. I wanted to see if my menu seemed decent or if there was any suggestions. Am I eating too much fat? Too much in general? I have a limited amount of veggies right now. I have celery, cauliflower, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, garlic, and broccoli and I'm trying to monitor the carbs in my veggies as best I can.
Breakfast: 3 eggs (I didn't eat all of the yolks. I have a hard time eating them for some reason.) fried in butter and 3 pieces of bacon
Lunch: 2 cups mixed baby greens (4 carbs) with a stalk of celery (0.8 carbs) 1 cup of uncooked broccoli (3.2 carbs) 1 1/2 tbsp chopped black olives (about 1-1.5 carbs. The serving was 1 1/3 tbsp for 1 carb so I'm guessing.) and an oil&white vinegar dressing
Snack: While I was preparing a cauliflower "potato"-type salad for dinner, I snacked on half a stalk of celery, 1/2 tbsp chopped black olives, and 1 deviled egg. I also had to try the cauliflower and the finished salad a few times. I'll say about 1-1.5 carbs for the snacking. Eating while cooking is a bad habit i need to break!
Dinner: 1 cup mixed baby greens (2 carbs) and 2 barbecued hamburger patties with about 2oz cheese.
I'm full right now but if I get hungry later I have some deviled eggs outside that I can have as a snack.
Total carbs: 12-13
I've also been working slowly but steadily on a one gallon jug of water.
I also have a few questions: I read in other threads to eat quite a bit of butter and mayo. Mayo grosses me out unless it's mixed with something. I had a bit today when i was tasting the mayo/mustard mixture for my salad and there's some in the deviled egg I had but that's about it. Also, I just realized that I fried my eggs in I Can't Believe it's Not Butter...shouldn't I be using real butter instead? I feel like that would be better for me.