moondove's Journal, 17 February 2018

Aww-Haaa... I found out what has been wrecking havoc w/my LCHF. I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. I went through the last 7 days, and out of those 7 days I had an 'unsweetened iced black tea' from Starbucks 3Xs... I just found the nutritional value on its website, and it has 19 grams of sugar in its blended black tea. Argggggg.... Lesson learned. (I added it to the food database so others don't make the same mistake thinking 'Unsweetened is really Unsweetened.)

I wonder how long it is going to take me to get back into Ketosis from my beverage mistake yesterday?

I have been looking at bluetooth smart body composition scales. I have a few picked out on Amazon. I like the one that shows everything at the same time on the screen. What does everyone else use to check for fat % and tat losses?

I am following the LCHF my doctor gave me and diet doctor, but I was just looking at a website called and it has slightly different guidelines: 1 hr weight lifting in the a.m., 30-40 minutes walking, and here is what the Keto Calculator came up for me: Based on your inputs, we suggest you eat: 1038 calories. From those, 67g fats, 20g net carbs, and 90g protein. Geezzzz...

Diet Calendar Entry for 17 February 2018:
1746 kcal Fat: 149.41g | Prot: 87.16g | Carb: 10.80g.   Breakfast: Land O'Lakes Heavy Whipping Cream, Whole Foods Market Liquid Stevia Drops, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Aquafina Water (16.9 oz), Great Value Heavy Whipping Cream Ultra Pasteurized. Lunch: Johnsonville Sausage Patty, Egg, Sour Cream, Great Value Natural Colby Cheese, Butter, Johnsonville Maple Syrup Breakfast Sausage, Aquafina Water (16.9 oz). Dinner: Trader Joe's Hass Avocado, Cheddar Cheese, Butter, Marie's Marie's Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing (All Natural), Great Value Romaine Lettuce, Aquafina Water (16.9 oz), Young Green Onions (Tops Only), Honeysuckle White 99% Fat Free Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. Snacks/Other: Trader Joe's Women's Once Daily Multivitamin & Mineral Dietary Supplement, Nature Made Vitamin B-12, Aquafina Water (16.9 oz). more...

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Wow that's amazing, what if they served that to a diabetic! Glad you caught it! Draglist a member here can probably direct you in the scale. I weigh at the drug store twice a month, can't take all the fluctuations the body does. 
17 Feb 18 by member: 8Patty
8Patty, I forgot to mention I went through Starbucks for unsweetened black iced tea 3X in the last 7 days. I was traveling 2 hrs each direction to dr appts and needed a pick-me-up. I'm gonna make my own brewed tea (Sun Tea method with black tea) and take a small ice chest for tea and ice for future trips. Thanks for directing me to Draglist for scale info. 
17 Feb 18 by member: moondove
You sure got a pick me up, then had a sugar crash I'm sure. 
17 Feb 18 by member: 8Patty
That really sucks about the Starbucks tea. Even when I have a Venti Americano now and then, it's 4 carbs for coffee alone! I still can't figure that one out. Thanks for the shout out, Patty. I'm talking to Moondove on chat. 
17 Feb 18 by member: Draglist
Wow! I'm double checking my "unsweetened" tea now! 
17 Feb 18 by member: Anonb
As far as your scale question, bf scales are useful with one caveat: they aren't very accurate. They'll give you an idea of where you're at, but you shouldnt agonize too much.  
17 Feb 18 by member: ShdwmnkyX
8Patty, I sure did! 
17 Feb 18 by member: moondove
ShdwmnkyX, I see body comp scales from $30 to $400. I'm definitely not spending on the high end. Thanks! 
17 Feb 18 by member: moondove
Draglist, I know. When I buy through the drive-thru, I am always afraid to get their coffee, that they won't put the right milk (cream) or accidentally put sweetener in it as I take my first sip driving down the highway. LOL! 
17 Feb 18 by member: moondove
Got to keep them honest! I guess we need to take a sip before leaving. 
17 Feb 18 by member: Draglist
that really sucks!!! my friend introduced me to this powder to help get & stay in ketosis. its called instaketones . you can get on Amazon. nice to have for accidents! I will post a pic 
17 Feb 18 by member: vkingsley
Good to hear Bill, I figured if anyone could help you could! Have a great Sunday! 
17 Feb 18 by member: 8Patty
There is nothing at Starbucks that will do you any good. It is best to avoid it like you would the plague. 
17 Feb 18 by member: LLBuchman33
Moondove helped me, too! I went ahead and bought one of the handheld Omron BIA devices. I want to compare the results to the Tanita scale. 
17 Feb 18 by member: Draglist
sorry that happened to you and thank you for sharing  
17 Feb 18 by member: cherik1
Someone should call out Starbucks for that! Is it in reg coffee there too? Iโ€™m shocked ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 
17 Feb 18 by member: Cmbowden
Anonb, Sorry for late response. My laptop crashed. Learning how to navigate fs phone app. Yes, I would check. I am checking for hidden carbs in all coffee I purchase from grocery now. ๐Ÿ˜  
19 Feb 18 by member: moondove
Cmbowden, I looked at the nutritional list for the unsweetened black iced tea I have been ordering. It is described a 'Blend'. The only coffee I would trust is what I make in my own kitchen. 
19 Feb 18 by member: moondove
cherik1, You are welcomed! I love the fact that we can all help each other along are journey. ๐Ÿ˜ 
19 Feb 18 by member: moondove
@moondove I canโ€™t belive they can do that - my husband is asking me to ask you - could you taste any sweetness? I have herbal teas I drink at night - and they taste so sweet to me I had to double ck...but no carbs ๐Ÿค— 
19 Feb 18 by member: Cmbowden


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