I have often wondered how many calories I get in an average day on my slow carb diet. To me, it would seem logical that I get far more than my daily allotment of calories because a little bit of sugar can have a profound effect on my weight loss. When my wife told me my neighbor was worried about my liver because I’m eating a high amount of protein I got worries. While I do get eat a lot of protein, I also drink a lot of water.
I’ve read in the past that you must drink a lot of water when on this diet. In fact, I did some calculations and found that I drank two liters of water before lunch. There are 33.8 ounces in a liter and I drink out of a cup that is 20 ounces. In fact, I drink several cups a day of ice cold water out of my 20 ounce cup.
Never the less, I decided to consult and expert and emailed Megan from http://learnnutritionwithme.com/. She explained that drinking several liters of water per day, which I do, will dilute the protein and that I should be fine. Still, being curious, I wondered just how much protein and calories I eat. I decided to track my food intake online today.
|Your Daily Goal:||2,020 – 2,370||255 – 369||50 – 88||60 – 199|
|Remaining Today:||581 – 931||163 – 277||0 – 19||0 – 84|
I am a food lover who is always afraid of being hungry. If this isn’t a selling point for my diet, I don’t know what is. Not only am I not getting enough calories on this diet, I don’t get the maximum amount of protein. I also don’t eat enough carbs or fat. My carbs actually come entirely from beans and vegetables which are the healthiest kind.
I feel great, I’m losing weight and I’m not really going overboard on anything.