The secret to feeding freely on a low carb diet, is that you can’t eat 3 meals a day and lose weight. Most patients who lose weight on low carb diets, eat just once or twice a day. If you eat 3 meals, the bet is you’ll eat over 3000 calories and you won’t lose any weight. Here’s the breakdown. Have a ham and cheese omelet for breakfast, and you’re eating 800-1200 calories. In a restaurant – 240 calories in eggs, 200 calories in butter, 200-300 calories in ham, 300-400 calories in cheese. IHOP doesn’t sell an omelet with less than 1200 calories. Have a chef’s salad for lunch (200-300 calories of ham, 300-400 calories of cheese, 200-300 calories of turkey, 400 calories of 1000 island dressing), and that’s another 800-1200 calories. Have a steak with a vegetable and a salad for dinner (1000 calories for a 16 ounce steak, 50-100 calories for your vegetable without butter, 100-200 calories for your side salad and dressing), and that’s another 1200 calories. If you want to lose weight, you have to stay under 2000 calories a day – 1500 calories a day is better. Freely feeding on a low carb diet, most patients eat 1000-2000 calories per meal. Do the math. You can probably only eat once or twice a day and lose weight.
on March 2, 2011 | 27 Comments