Information and support for low carb and gluten free eating.

Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)

The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP) was created by Drs. Richard & Rachael Heller as a way to help people overcome 'carbohydrate addiction'. It differs from Atkins-style low-carb dieting because the diet allows controlled carbohydrate portions and balanced eating, and thus makes it easier to stay on the diet long-term. For more info visit Teri's Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program book review.
LowCarbForLife's picture

10.21.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is 139 lbs.

I started my day with two cups of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to each one.

When I was at the store yesterday, I picked up a slab of New York steak since it was on sale. My husband cut it into one inch slices and fixed us a steak for lunch. I was going to make us each a salad but I needed to make fresh salad dressing and by the time I got around to making it, the steak was ready. Since the steak was ready before I got a chance to make the dressing, I did not bother making us a salad. I warmed up my leftover mushrooms from last night and added them to my plate while my husband defrosted some broccoli and warmed it up for us, drizzling butter over the top. My meal was delicious and I still had some leftover New York steak for my dinner.

I made the salad dressing so I could make us each a salad for dinner. I have not been eating many greens the last few days and I wanted a salad. I began by adding romaine lettuce, celery, both cheddar & jack cheese, and some of our homemade vinaigrette dressing to a bowl. When my leftover steak was warm, I put it on my plate and began eating my meal. The steak was bigger than I thought, but I ate the whole thing anyway.

Monday, 10.21.13

Weight
139 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: New York steak, mushrooms, broccoli w/butter
Dinner: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheese, & vinaigrette, New York steak

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: broccoli, mushrooms
Other: butter, cream, dressing
Protein: steak

Exercise
None

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.20.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I was not home so I did not weigh myself again today.

I started my morning with a bottle of water since I did not have any decaf coffee or cream.

Mom and I went searching for garage sales and we found a couple but we spent more time driving then we did shopping. We had to quit searching and met my dad at the house so we could go to breakfast. We went to another Mexican restaurant but this time when I ordered my decaf coffee I only needed one container of half & half for each cup. I did end up drinking three cups of decaf coffee with a total of three containers of half & half. I ordered carne asada and eggs and this time I had my two eggs scrambled. Since I am not fond of eggs, I added some pico de gallo to them. I added the three slices of avocado my mom gave me to the top of my carne asada steak and enjoyed my meal. I ignored the chips, salsa, potatoes, and toast, and added them to a container to take home to my chickens.

I was able to leave for home around 4 p.m., and I was too tired to stop at Costco. Once I got to town, I did stop at the grocery store to pick up a few items that we needed. After I arrived home around 6 p.m., my husband helped me unload the car. I brought four pork chops home with me since my mom did not cook them the night before and had my husband cook them for our dinner. I had some mushrooms that needed to be cooked so I asked my husband to cook them in coconut oil so I could enjoy them with my two small, thin, boneless pork chops.

Sunday, 10.20.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Water
Lunch: (Restaurant) coffee w/half & half, eggs, carne asada, pico de gallo
Dinner: Pork chops, mushrooms

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: avocado, mushrooms, pico de gallo
Other: half & half
Protein: carne asada, eggs, pork chops

Exercise
None

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.19.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I was not home so I could not step on my scale to see what I weighed this morning.

I forgot to take some decaf coffee and cream with me to my folks house so I started my day with a bottle of water.

My folks and I went to a Mexican restaurant for breakfast/lunch and I ordered a cup of decaf coffee. I added two containers of half & half to both cups that I drank because the coffee was strong and one was not enough. The meal that I ordered was carne asada and eggs. My two eggs were prepared over medium and I added some pico de gallo to them. My mom ordered a tostada and it came with some avocado which she does not eat, so she gave my dad and me about three slices each. My meal also included some tortilla chips & salsa, potatoes, and toast but I did not eat any of them and packed them to go so I could give them to my chickens when I returned home.

Mom, Dad, and I stopped at a garage sale that was across the street from the restaurant but we did not stay long because my dad had an appointment to meet someone. We took him home so he could get his truck and then mom and I returned to the garage sale to pick up an item she purchased when we were there earlier. By the time we finished, it was too late to go searching for anymore garage sales but we did look on our drive home.

I was unable to get everything done that my mom needed me to do, so when it came time for dinner I was still at my folks house. My mom made pork chops, rice, and sliced a couple of tomatoes for dinner. The pork chops were small and thin and I ended up eating three of them. I also added two slices of tomato to my plate and ate them with mayonnaise.

Saturday, 10.19.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Water
Lunch: (Restaurant) coffee w/half & half, eggs, carne asada, avocado, pico de gallo
Dinner: Pork chops, tomatoes w/mayonnaise

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: avocado, pico de gallo, tomatoes
Other: half & half, mayonnaise Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.18.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is up another quarter of a pound and I weighed 139-1/4 lbs. this morning. When my weight jumped up a quarter of a pound yesterday, I should have looked up the amount of carbohydrates that were in the mixed vegetable stir fry that I ate. Apparently, cabbage and zucchini are both higher in carbohydrates than I thought so I may have exceeded my 20 grams of carbs two days in a row.

I enjoyed my two cups of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to both cups. As soon as I finished them, I poured my first glass of water and began drinking it for the day.

I wanted an omelet so I asked my husband to make me one with bacon, jack cheese, and mushrooms. He had the bacon cooking in the oven and when the first batch was ready, he started making my omelet. I walked into the kitchen and grabbed a piece of bacon while he began making my omelet. He started with two eggs that he scrambled and put in a pan of butter. He then added two slices of chopped bacon, about a cup of mushrooms cooked in coconut oil, and about an ounce of jack cheese. When the cheese was melted, he served me my omelet and it was delicious. I enjoyed my meal and was satisfied with my choice.

I had to get ready to go to my folks house so I could return their dogs that I have been taking care of this last week while they were away. My husband helped me pack up the dogs and their crate and then I headed to my folks house. Today is my folks anniversary and I had already made my mom some banana nut bread but my dad doesn't eat it. Since he likes a pumpkin pie that is sold during this season, I stopped at the store and picked him up one. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.15.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is exactly what it was yesterday, 138-1/2 lbs.

I enjoyed my two cups of decaf coffee and I added heavy whipping cream to both of them.

My husband defrosted some pork ribs yesterday so he seasoned them with his recipe of Emeril's Blast and placed them on a baking pan to come to room temperature while he got the smoke chips ready. He got the barbecue started and when everything was ready, he placed the ribs into our Webber to slow cook.

Later on, I made us a couple of salads and mine included about a cup and a half of lettuce, three quarters of a stalk of celery, about an ounce of jack cheese, and I dribbled about a tablespoon of our homemade vinaigrette dressing over the top. I began eating my salad before the ribs were ready and my husband fixed me a plate of three. The ribs were delicious, a little spicy, and I was satisfied with my meal when I finished.

We usually try to eat dinner by 6 p.m., but I was hungry earlier than usual so my husband warmed up some of our leftover ribs around 5:15 p.m. There was an end piece that I thought was mostly bone so I had him warm me up four ribs. When I began eating the bone, I discovered there was more meat than I thought so when I finished my fourth rib, it was more than I needed. I should have only had three ribs but they were so good, I could not leave that fourth one on my plate. I was full when I finished and no vegetables were needed.

Tuesday, 10.15.13

Weight
138-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheese, pork ribs
Dinner: Pork ribs

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: celery, lettuce
Other: cream, dressing
Protein: cheese, pork

Exercise
None

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.12.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is down one quarter of a pound from yesterday and I weighed 138-3/4 lbs. this morning. I did not expect my weight to drop because of the amount of food I ate yesterday, but I was sure happy it did.

I enjoyed my two cups of decaf coffee with heavy whipping cream. As soon as I finished both cups, I poured me a glass of water and began drinking it.

Yesterday, my husband defrosted a pork roast and a whole chicken for us to eat today. Since I wanted pasteles for dinner last night I decided to eat a couple for my lunch. My husband started the barbecue, got his smoke chips ready, and after cutting the chicken in half, he began to cook them. My meal started with two pasteles. After finishing both of them I made me a salad with two cups of romaine lettuce, a stalk and a half of celery, and about a tablespoon of our homemade vinaigrette dressing. I tore a wing off of one of the breasts and began eating it along with my salad. When I finished, I wanted more chicken so I grabbed the breast and ended up eating an entire quarter of the chicken.

Because the chicken was prepared to perfection and tasted so good earlier, I wanted to eat another breast/wing combo for my dinner. I am concentrating on eating less carbohydrates with more fats and protein so I did not have any vegetables with my meal.

Saturday, 10.12.13

Weight
138-3/4 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery and vinaigrette, chicken breast & wing, pasteles
Dinner: Chicken breast & wing

Carbs: masa
Protein: chicken, pork
Vegetables: celery, lettuce, sofrito
Other: cream, dressing
Beverages: coffee, water

Exercise
None

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.11.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is up 1-3/4 lbs. since I left home, but I am not surprised. I ended up eating breakfast at a Mexican restaurant for two days in a row and even though I did not eat any corn tortilla chips and salsa, I did order some processed meat that also contains sugar.

I was happy to be able to enjoy both cups of my decaf coffee with heavy whipping cream this morning. I am still doing well in limiting my coffee to two cups these days.

Normally I wait to feed my animals in the afternoon but our oldest daughter's dog that is staying here for awhile found his way outside our fence and he was at the neighbors house. Since I didn't know how he was escaping our fencing, I called him back home and watched to see where and how he was going to return. Since I was able to see the approximate area where he was getting in and out, I had to walk up past the the barn area to see the exact spot. We found that he was squeezing through the gates so while my husband blocked it, I went ahead and fed the chickens and rabbits.

Because the pasteles take two hours to cook, my husband put two dozen into a pot of water and began boiling them. I was hungry earlier than usual so my husband defrosted a New York steak for the two of us and started the barbecue. I made us each a salad and mine included two cups of romaine lettuce, a stalk of celery, about eight slices of our homegrown cucumber, and about a tablespoon of our homemade vinaigrette dressing. He also put a couple of hot dogs on the barbecue and when the steak and hot dogs were ready, he fixed his plate with about a quarter of the steak and a hot dog. He gave me the remaining three quarters of the steak and I ate it all, along with my salad. After we finished our meals, the pasteles were ready so he opened one up and offered me a bite. It was fantastic and even though I was full I had a few bites, even finishing up the last bit of the second one that he opened and left on his plate. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.10.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I have no idea what I weigh this morning because I prefer to use my own scale and I was not at home. I will update my weight the morning after I return home.

Because I was not expecting to stay over at my folks, I did not bring any decaf coffee or heavy whipping cream with me so I did not start my day with any coffee. I did grab a bottle of water and began drinking it first thing this morning.

The green bananas were not expected at the store until 10:30 a.m., so my dad took his truck so he could go pick them up after breakfast. My mom, sister, husband, and I, met him at the same Mexican restaurant we went to the day before. I ordered the same exact thing as I did yesterday, two eggs over medium and a stick of linguica except this time I put the pico de gallo over my eggs. I found that I like the pico de gallo over my eggs much better than salsa so I have to remember that the next time I order eggs. After breakfast, my dad went to pick up the bananas and we went to my folks house to get the counters ready. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.09.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight stayed the same as yesterday and I weighed 137-1/4 lbs. this morning.

I enjoyed my two cups of decaf coffee w/heavy whipping cream while I was getting ready to go to my folks house. The purpose of our visit was because my mom, dad, sister, husband, and I, were going to make pasteles. Pasteles are a Puerta Rican dish and just like Mexican tamales, they are a lot of trouble to make so whenever we make them, we make a bunch.

My husband and I took our truck so we could stop at our daughter's house and pick up a dresser and desk that was removed from one of the bedrooms. Since we left our house around 7:30 a.m., and did not expect to be home until later that night, we took our dog with us.

When we arrived at our daughter's house, we began loading the furniture. She was still there getting ready for work so we got to spend a few moments with her. After everything was loaded, we visited a few more minutes before heading to my folks house.

When we arrived, we found out that the green bananas that had been ordered did not arrive so my dad and sister were both out trying to locate some. My dad was unable to find any and the case my sister ended up buying were already gassed and turning yellow. Since we were unable to use the bananas, we went out to breakfast. We went to a Mexican restaurant and I ordered two eggs over medium and a stick of linguica. I added some salsa to my eggs since I do not like them by themselves. I try not to eat any processed food but my meat choices were bacon, ham, or linguica, and they are all processed. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

LowCarbForLife's picture

10.08.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped another quarter of a pound and I weighed 137-1/4 lbs. this morning.

I started my day with my two cups of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to each one of them. As soon as I finished my first cup I noticed that I was already experiencing a hot flash. I almost skipped my second cup but I decided to give myself a couple more weeks since it has only been a few days since I quit drinking my third cup.

Lunch was a chicken breast seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and turmeric. My husband fried two half chicken breasts in coconut oil and served me one of them on a saucer. He also made us some spinach and drizzled some butter and salt over it. Mine was served to me in a small bowl. It is still hard for me to believe that I can eat a single chicken breast and a little over a half of a cup of spinach and feel full when I finish eating it.

There was a chance of rain expected tonight and tomorrow so I had to go out to the barn and put away the cages I left outside. I wanted to get them off the ground so I got them off the ground by reorganizing my overflow area and added four more holes to my barn. While I was out there I did some cleaning so I stayed busy for awhile getting some exercise.

Dinner was tilapia seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. My husband fried them in a pan of half coconut oil and half butter. While they were cooking I made me a couple of stalks of celery and added cream cheese to them. My husband added two fillets to my saucer and after I finished eating them I cleaned two stalks of celery and added cream cheese to both of them.

Tuesday, 10.08.13

Weight
137-1/4 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Chicken breast, spinach w/butter
Dinner: Tilapia, celery w/cream cheese

Carbs:
Protein: chicken, tilapia
Vegetables: celery, spinach
Other: butter, cream, cream cheese
Beverages: coffee, water

Exercise
Active

Looking for CAD/CALP diet info or exercise DVDs?
Check out our Recommended Products or Product Reviews pages.
Syndicate content