Tagged: low carbohydrate

Coconut Milk Low Carb Shake

These are very similar to my Low Carb Shake Base, minus the dairy.

7.25 net carbs

3T ground flax
1/3 cup canned, full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup Egg Beaters
1 scoop zero carb protein powder
4 ice cubes

  1. Blend.
  2. Drink it.

Low Carb Shake Base

I drink at least a shake a day, generally for breakfast–but they’re great for lunch, dinner, and dessert too.  Vary the flavor by getting different flavored zero carb protein powder!

6.25 net carbs

3T ground flax
2T cream cheese
1 oz cream
1/2 cup Egg Beaters
1 scoop zero carb protein powder
4 ice cubes

  1. Blend.
  2. Eat it.  Er, drink it.

Weigh In

Happy Weigh-In Day! After week one of Atkins Induction, I lost 4.2 pounds! The immediate weight loss is a definite reinforcement for me.

I’m a pro at losing weight. I’ve done it successfully on Weight Watchers, Atkins, Slim-Fast, and many more. I’ve even gotten to my goal weight before. I start having issues on all standard, high-carbohydrate diets, where the number of calories required for me to stay skinny averages about 1200-1400 per day of mostly processed carbohydrates. For most people, this is not good enough. It’s hard to feel satisfied on a high carb, low cal diet. Thank goodness there’s a better way!

On the Atkins “diet,” I never have to stay hungry. If I’m hungry, I eat. It’s that simple. That, for me, is the most important aspect of any lifelong eating plan. There is no way I am resigning to being hungry the rest of my life. I am too old, too busy, and have too many other things I’d like to do in life to be hungry every day.

Where I’ve failed in the past was not having a good enough reason to get to my goal or maintain my weight loss. By good enough reason, obviously health, fitness, happiness, and pride are not motivating enough for me. The last time I lost weight was to win money (and I did, $500!) Then I spent that money on eating my way through a Disney vacation and never felt the need to start low carbing again until I realized I had crept up to the exact weight I was immediately prior to giving birth to a 9 pound, 4 ounce gorgo–211 pounds.

Enter FullPhoebes.com. As I publish my weight loss journey for the world to see (or at least my besties), I’m motivating myself in a new way: accountability!

About Me

I’m truly great at two things:

  • Losing weight via low carbing*
  • Making awesome Excel charts

I’m terrible at one thing in particular: keeping the weight off!

That’s where this site comes in. I’m going to chart my low carb weight loss in a way that makes sense to my analytical self. I’d love it if you would follow my progress, which will help motivate me to stay on track and then to keep the weight off, and in turn I would love to help you lose weight and chart your progress.

What do you think? There’s no catch. I’ll respond to every email I get. Please feel free to contact me anytime.

*By low carbing, I mean eating a diet low in carbohydrates. I would consider myself an evolving Paleo-friendly Atkins proponent.  I aim to eat real food versus processed junk, organic food when it’s available, and grass-fed beef when I can afford it. I prefer home cooking to eating out or grabbing an Atkins shake. However, I am not here to tell you what you can or can’t eat, or what you should or shouldn’t eat. I’m here to share my food, my recipes, my experiences and preferences. I hope you enjoy my site!