How To Shop Low Carb — Revised

As of a couple days ago, I have been low carb for 3 months. During these 3 months, I have learned so much that I never knew and I have a lot of my fellow low-carbers to thank for that! As I was scrolling through an LCHF facebook page, I came across a question that made me come here and look at a previous post of mine. The question was basically “What do you buy at the grocery store?”

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So, I came trudging over to WordPress and clicked on my former post, ready to proudly share my amazing blog about my first low carb trip to the grocery store–only to laugh at myself! Some of the things I have on there seriously made me shake my head. Now, don’t get me wrong. I know I still have a lot to learn when it comes to low carb and I don’t pretend to be an expert! But, wow!

So, anyway, I decided to revise the aforementioned grocery list and share the new and improved version with you.
So, without further ado, THIS is my low carb grocery list. 😉

*Frozen veggies–the California blend is my fave!
*Fresh veggies–cauliflower, romaine lettuce, salad mix, peppers, onions, etc.
*Tons of meat–chicken, pork loin, bacon, ground beef, turkey, pepperoni, even deli meat, which are great for wraps! 🙂
*Eggs–all of you fellow LC’s out there know…you can never have too many eggs!
*Butter
*Cream Cheese
*Cashews
*Peanut butter–I know pb is iffy for some, but I allow it on occasion.
*SF jelly and jello
*Cool Whip
*Mayo
*Cheese–colby jack, mozzarella, parmesan, & cheddar
*Almond Flour
*Full fat cottage cheese–my occasional guilty pleasure

I’m sure there are other things I’m forgetting, but this is a pretty good list. Hope it helps! 🙂

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…Then Came The Cheeseball…

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Well, guys, I didn’t do so well on day 3. I got up and didn’t have time for breakfast as I was running out the door for church. Then, I had a family dinner at my parents’ house at 2, so I definitely ate more than just eggs and meat.

I’m not gonna lie. I could have done it. There was turkey, ham, and deviled eggs. I could have stayed on it and I had fully intended to…till my Grandpa showed up with my Grandma’s famous cheeseball! Oh man, that cheeseball encompasses the holiday season for me. It’s been a tradition since I was little. And, since my grandma died 2 Christmases ago, no one in the family has had the heart to try and make it. But my grandpa surprised us all and it was so enjoyed. Luckily, my mom had set out baby carrots, so I used those to dip instead of crackers, but still. Cheeseball definitely wasn’t in my plan for today.

I will say though that, even though I didn’t stick to the fast today, I did stay relatively low carb, only consuming about 60g. Yes, it’s more than my usual 20-30g, but when everyone else was sitting around moaning and groaning about being miserably stuffed, I did a little victory dance because I still felt great! 🙂

And so…tomorrow is a new day and I will start again! I am hoping to do this for the whole week, if I can scrounge up some money to buy some more eggs. 😉

Do you have a kryptonite food? Something you don’t have access to regularly, so when you do get around it, you just can’t help but partake a little? I think we all do. And I think that’s okay. Have you had a similar experience to mine during this holiday season? Tell me about it in the comments!