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April 16, 2011 7:41 AM
Hello MFP

Figured I'd share my typical meal plan of what I was eating while I lost those 30 lbs over 60 days (Wife followed a similar plan and lost 22 lbs). After the 1st week, I was never hungry.

I based my meal plan on the South Beach diet (phase 1) and after looking it over it looks like I was under 50 carbs a day and I was possibly in Ketosis without even knowing about that diet at the time. I'm not eating like this currently because my weight loss isn't as much as a priority as it used to be and I'm trying to gain muscle, while losing these last 20 lbs or so.

Constructive criticism, opinions and questions are welcome. I'm in no way a expert in anything. Just a guy that enjoys increasing his knowledge on the many diet/fitness plans out there and I use that information to help myself make decisions on my own diet/fitness plans. :D
April 16, 2011 7:57 AM
I am also a low carber and your daily food intake looks good. If you subtract your fiber from your carbs you are closer to 30 grams a day which is a great number. For most of us die-hard low carbers we try to keep our ratios like this:
Fat Calories:60-70%
Protein Calories: 25-30%
Carb Calories: 5-10%
The idea is to eat lots of healthy fats. They will keep you full and give you lots of energy. Eat lots of high fiber veggies and nuts to keep your carb count down as well. NET Carbs is carb grams - fiber grams. If you want some support join me and a few other low carb/paleo friends on the journey to good health and fitness!
April 16, 2011 9:20 AM
Thank you for sharing!!

If anyone is also interested Im on a low carb diet also and my diary is open for people to take a look at. I'm always curious to see how other keto-lovers manage to get their fat content up.
April 16, 2011 9:08 PM
Opps I forgot to add that I had 15 raw almonds as well for that meal plan. *Added*

@ LaJauna Thanks for that breakdown. I sent you a add and would love to have more low carb buds on here :D

@ Pinkribbon_Doc You're welcome! I plan to peek in on all my MFP buds food diaries from time to time.
April 16, 2011 9:55 PM
Please add me...I am very interested in the low carb eating...
April 17, 2011 4:56 AM
Added! :D
April 17, 2011 5:10 AM
It makes me happy to see more posts about low carb eating. I like to add new LC friends when I notice someone's LC....and anyone else who wants to add me, feel free :)


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