Pita Pizza Pocket

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This pita pizza pocket was filled with 1/4 cup low sugar tomato sauce, turkey sausage, turkey pepperoni, turkey meatballs and pizza blend cheese. After coming out of the oven I enjoyed a hot, melty, crispy pizza pocket. This meal equalled 398 calories, 29 carbs and 3 sugars. If I would have planned out my day better I probably would have had enough sugar and carbs to add a veggie to the plate. 

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Packaged Meal: Seafood Risotto with Barramundi

I did not capture a very good picture of this meal so I opted to leave out the image. This was a pre-packaged meal of Seafood Risotto with Barramundi Fish. I had some oyster crackers on the side which created a nice combination. I definitely wanted to eat more but I guess here is where learning moderation comes in! 

Uncle Sam’s Cereal, Turkey Bacon, Egg Whites and Coffee

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Breakfast today consisted of two egg whites, one slice of turkey bacon and half a cup of Uncle Sam’s Cereal with almond milk. It is so nice to eat a full and filling meal in the morning. With time I hope to either A) overcome my love for creamer (probably not going to happen) or B) figure out a naturally sweetened creamer. In the meantime though I have opted to buy Splenda sweetened sugar free coffee creamer (all I can find at the store). I have given up soda so I feel one little sugar free item is probably ok as long as I use it in moderation. 

My Fitness Pal

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I have recently started recording my food intake at MyFitnessPal.com. The site makes it easy to plan your meals and snacks ahead of time. The food database is filled with just about every brand of food out there with all the nutritional information. There is a recipe section that allows you to enter in a recipe and it totals up the nutritional information for you. Then you can to easily figure out how much you are allowed to eat.

If you keep a food diary you can look at other people’s meal plans and add them to your own.  My mom has an account and I can get meal ideas from her and directly transfer them into my day. If you are interested in seeing an even more in-depth look at meal ideas you can click through to “my” MyFitnessPal food diary as well as see the actual images on here.

Totally Psyched For This Low Carb Low Sugar Meal Plan

I am very excited for my new eating habits! A low carb low sugar diet may sound difficult but it’s actually very realistic. 

This eating plan is not meant to starve you or force you to cut out all the things you like to eat, such as carbs. No one wants to give up carbs forever! Now I feel I have a totally different outlook on food. I’ve always eaten too much but now I am even more aware of both the quantity and the quality of the foods I am putting into my body.

I am going camping for Memorial Day weekend and this evening I went grocery shopping for healthy but tasty food items to bring along. I do not want to stop before I have barely begun! I want this to be a long term decision.

I looked at a million labels and discovered how difficult it is to find low sugar low carb foods. The sugar free options out there are best to avoid because the sugar is replaced with artificial sweeteners such as Splenda (sucralose) and Aspartame. It’s better to look for things sweetened with Stevia, Truvia or Xylitol, which are all natural sweeteners. 

With these new eyes I viewed so many things differently. Take a Twix for example (one of my favorite treats). One Twix bar is 281 calories, 38 carbs and 27 grams of sugar. Now based on this eating plan you should only have 15 grams of sugar and 6 servings of carbs (equals to 120 grams carbs) in one day. A Twix alone sends you way out of the ball park and who knows what you already have eaten during the day. Today was like being on a scavenger hunt, looking for the best food label. 

I am thrilled to have this new view on food and am ready to find every and all low sugar low carb food, and only will share the ones that actually taste good! I’m sure I will soon be experimenting with recipes as well. I will continue to post yummy low carb low sugar options that you will actually want to eat… so keep checking out this page. If you have any questions feel free to ask! 

Newman’s Own Olive Oil & Vinegar Salad Dressing

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This salad dressing is SO good! My love for ranch has always outweighed the healthier dressing options but Newman’s Own is a worth it change. It is still higher in calories and fat but thankfully it is made with Olive oil, and olive oil is good for you! 2 tbs. is 150 calories, has 1 carb and 1 sugar. Most dressings are high in sugar so this is a healthy and tasty dressing option for those of you looking for low sugar and carb options.