Last updated on April 12th, 2017
It was a good week. I kept my daily averages to 34 net carbs and just under 2,000 calories, with 73% of my calories coming from fat, all identical to the week before. (If nothing else, I’m consistent!)
As a result, I lost almost two pounds. My weight dropped from 229 to 227.2 pounds. For my low-carb reboot, now entering its third week, I’m down 4.8 pounds.
There were a couple challenges. On Thursday, we ate out at our favorite Chinese restaurant in the area, which had been closed a year following a fire. The food was great, and the service friendly and attentive, just as before. I ate a cup of egg-drop soup, a patty of pork egg-foo yung, and a small portion of beef with broccoli. No rice, of course, but I did eat the fortune cookie. The challenge came in getting the nutritional facts of the meal correct for my food-log. I did my best. Similarly, on Saturday, Anita and I made our monthly trip to Costco, and as usual there were plenty of free food samples to be had. So I had some, and again I estimated my nutritional intake as best I could.
Since I lost weight, I figure my record-keeping was reasonably accurate.
As last week, my goals are to lower my carbs/ net carbs a little (down to 40/ 25), and to increase my percentage of calories from fat by a few points. However, I seem to be burning body fat, with good nutrition and no suffering, so I’m generally happy!
For now, anyway.
charles grashow says
Where did the rest of the fat come from? The grams of SFA. MUFA and PUFA total 128 yet you list total fat as 159. What was the other 21 grams?
Jim Anderson says
Charles — Excellent question! The missing fat must be either mono or poly unsaturated. I often use food labels for the nutrition breakdown, and the law only requires total fat, sat fat and trans fat to be specified. I guess that’s because the government believes only sat and trans fat to be “bad.” So there is no need to distinguish between mono (MUFA) and poly (PUFA), which are seen as “good” (or at least “better”). Therefore, my total fat and saturated fat numbers should be accurate, but the mono and poly numbers each a bit low. Thanks for the heads up. I will add a note to my posts about the missing fats, until I get more complete fat breakdowns into my database.