I’m laying in bed waiting for the hubby to get up so he can accompany me on my recovery run. I am surprised at how amazingly well yesterday went! I was never too hungry. I was not craving sweets or carbs all day. I went grocery shopping and didn’t throw anything extra in the cart. Granted, this may be because I started out my day with almost 100 grams of delicious running carbs: S’mores Dipped Cliff Mojo Bar (23g), 20 oz lemon-lime gatorade (35g), and 5 gatorade energy chews (35g). None the less, the rest of the day was flawless, and even with that high carb started I finished the day with only 140 g (and 1510 calories, which is OK for a running day)! My long run days (10 mi yesterday) are usually a bit off anyway, and I have been battling a cold off and on for a few days, so I did experience a headache and did take a nap for about an hour in the afternoon. I’ll have to wait and see how my next long run (11mi – next Saturday morning) goes and update then.
After our run and before church I’m going to make us low carb egg & sausage tortilla wraps (recipe at the end of this post).
Speaking of low carb foods, I found a really great website with some recipes I am going to try. I’ve already made the Low Carb Strawberry Crunch Smoothie, which was decent. I skipped the almonds and added 1 packet Stevia & 1 scoop of French Vanilla Protein Powder from Trader Joe’s to make it a total of 240 cal, 16 carbs. The smoothie I’m going to try next will be the Chia Seed Coconut Spinach Smoothie. Since I’m talking about smooties, I want to add two more. I can’t wait to try the Mocha Coconut Protein Shake that I found on Pinterest (this site is SO AWESOME. I avoided the Pinterest fad for as long as I could, but I am SO GLAD I joined), and I am going to try and tweak the Green Monster Spinach Smoothie to have less carbs, because anything that has me drinking my veggies instead of eating them is a favorite.
I also want to share this recipe, an imitation of the Cheesecake Factory‘s Factory Chopped Salad, which has become a staple of our diet the last two weeks. We eat it as dinner and I half the recipe to feed two of us. I also omit the corn because it just adds carbs and not much taste and I use whatever dressing I feel like (I really like mixing 1 tbsp light balsamic vinaigrette and 1-2 tbsp light ranch). The total calories when the recipe is split into 4 (I make 1/2 the recipe and my husband and I share that 1/2) is 330, and 20.5 g carbs! With the dressings of my choice is ends up being about 400 calories and 25g carbs. Not too bad for a delicious dinner! Okay, I’m sorry, I’m done ranting about food now!
So today begins DAY TWO, and I’m feeling good and really hopeful that eating a low carb diet while training for a half marathon will be easier then I thought. Today I am aiming for around 100g carbs, but this should be easy considering yesterday the bulk of my carbs were from running nutrition, right? And so it begins…
Have a nice day!
Low Carb Egg & Sausauge Tortilla Wraps
- 1 XTREME Wellness High Fiber Low Carb Tortilla (71 cal, 17g carbs)
- 1/2 cup Publix brand egg beaters (60 cal, 2g carbs) – I use these because I love the way they taste and I AM still counting calories, but you could use real eggs for about 75 calories each, 0 carbs)
- 1 slice American Cheese (70 cal, 1 carb)
- 1 cooked sausage, Bob Evan’s brand, chopped up (80 cal, 0 carbs – you can also used bacon, which is another favorite of mine. 2 slices Kroger brand bacon is 70 cal, 0 carb)
Total Calories: 281 // Total Carbs: 20