DAY 10 - Low Carb / High Fat Road Test

 

So Day 10 and whilst I still crave carbs here and there I feel like I'm starting to find my groove with this high fat protocol. I actually logged one of my daily food records and to my delight I was almost bang on as far as the macronutrient split goes. Macronutrient is just a fancy word for the collective group of nutrients that we require in large amounts and these include carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Some definitions will also include water.

Here is a summary of my results: 

Macronutrient Distribution Across 1 day

Typical Macronutrient split to follow on LCHF

  • 60-75% of calories from fat (or even more)
  • 15-30% of calories from protein
  • 5-10% of calories from carbs

MORE ON CARBOHYDATES

  • Strict LCHF  <50 gram carbs per day
  • Moderate LCHF  20-50 grams per day
  • Liberal LCHF  50-100 grams per day


As you can see I still have a room to increase my protein and decrease my carbohydrates further .. damn!! Could I really do that? I think in order to truly curb my carbohydrate cravings I reduce my carb intake further. So I will embark on increasing my protein and reducing my carbs further and will complete another food diary analysis in a few days to check how the numbers stack up.


FOOD INTAKE

  • Breakfast: homemade coconut yoghurt (made from coconut creme), coconut flakes, pepitas, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and vanilla
  • Snack: handful of cashews
  • Lunch: Brussel sprouts, beetroot and bacon home soup with cottage cheese
  • Snack: handful of almonds
  • Dinner: Spaghetti zucchini with chopped swiss chard, sprouts, red capsicum, olive oil, and mackrel
  • Snack: Homemade almond & coconut bread
  • Beverages: Water x1/2L, Green tea x2 cups, rooibos tea x1, dandelion tea x1

Loving my almond and coconut bread .. very addictive. I don't actually eat a lot of bread but this is the bomb! I've also posted the recipe for you to enjoy :)

Yours in health
Chelsea xx