Last updated on April 12th, 2017
The table here shows my average daily intake of fat, carbs, and protein for the week of March 8 to March 14, 2015. This was the first full week of my low-carb reboot. Not that I ever stopped eating a reduced carbohydrate diet in general, but I ‘d gotten a bit lax and allowed some “carb creep.” I was probably eating excessive protein, too. As a result, my weight loss that began in 2011 had stopped and then reversed itself. I’d gone from a low of 207 pounds in early 2012 back up to 232 pounds. And I’d gone from a body-mass index of 26.6 to one of 29.8 — a hair’s breadth from official obesity (again). So it was time to do something.
I weighed 229 pounds at the end of this week in review. A three pound weight loss. Possibly some of the loss was water weight. (Possibly most of it was!)
The average daily carb intake of 50 grams (including 16 grams of fiber) certainly qualifies as “reduced carbs,” but may still be a little too high. I should aim for 40 carbs a day max, with 15-20 grams of that being fiber. Along the same lines, while my calories-from-fat percentage is OK at 73%, I should aim to increase that to 75-80%.
Of course, if I keep losing weight without any health issues or sense of deprivation, I’ll be happy!