Day 164: Day 1 carb cycling


My weekend green smoothie was a mixed success. On Saturday I was on plan and had the smoothie for all three meals with snacks in between. However on Sunday I went off plan and had some rice for lunch (oops)

The good news is that I lost 2.8lbs over the weekend challenge. I’m pretty sure its water weight but I am glad for a loss any way I get it.

Now that I am partially back on track,( My eating in improving but my running is still suffering.) I am starting my carb cycling today. The recommended time is between 21 days to 3 months. I plan on going with it as long as I can as long as it doesn’t interfere with my marathon training.


Here is what my menu looks like for the next 3 low carb days.
Goal  30-50g  net carbs and 1200 calories


Monday- Wednesday (there will be slight changes to make things interesting)


16 oz warm water with juice of half a lemon and a pinch of cayenne pepper

2 eggs and homemade salsa  (140 cals, 2g carbs)

2 TVP Patties (recipe on blog) (185 cals, 8g carbs)

Green tea

32 oz water


Snack: granny smith apple (60 cals, 13g carbs)

16 oz water


Lunch: veggie stir fry I cup cauliflower, I cup broccoli  (56 cals, 6g carbs)

Grilled Tofu 100g (85 cals, 1g carbs)
32 oz water


Snack 2: 2 servings nuts (320 cals, 8g carbs)

Green tea
16 oz water

Dinner: large salad, lettuce, half avocado, salsa (homemade with onion, cucumber, tomato, green pepper, tomato and fresh coriander), Tofu, Zucchini, (Cals 215, 6g carbs)


Totals 1121 calories, 43 g carbs


Need to work on upping the calories a bit.

Other Ideas for breakfast

  • Protein pancakes
  • Zucchini harsh
  • Protein shake



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