I had a large delicious burger. It was so good! You don’t have to starve on a diet. When you aren’t on maintenance like I am, you might have to eat 2/3 of what I ate, but you can still eat it. That is the cool part!
So, here is a picture of my burger.
So, let’s look at the carbs of my choices. I gave up eating 40g of carbs by having my burger as a salad and not in a bun!
–My burger had NO carbs, and had a lot of protein.
–cheese had less than 1 carb.
–My couple of slices of tomatoes had maybe 1 g of carbs.
— My pickles had about 1 g of carbs.
–The lettuce had about 2g per cup and I had about 2 cups. So, lettuce=4g of carbs.
Here is the hairy part.
–You have to be so careful what you get. I ordered sautéed onions. This could be a problem. If you look online at thecounterburger.com and look up their nutritional information, you will see that the whole plate worth is about 9g of carbs. But, I only ate half. So, 4.5 for me!
–I had the Dijon balsamic vinaigrette, but I only had half, so instead of 15, I had maybe 10g of carbs.
I ate this whole thing and only had about 21g of carbs, which is really good for a larger meal. I had to think carefully when ordering. I tasted someone’s cookie and probably had another carb, but I did not have a dessert there. I waited until later for Carbolite as my last protein of the day out of 6 and consumed 15g of carbs with that. As long as I am between 50 and 100g of carbs a day (the closer to 50, the better), I am ok.
So you can have good food on a diet, just select carefully. If I had the honey mustard or ranch dressing, I could have sliced off another 5g of carbs.
So, eat, but choose wisely.