Summer - Day 4

By day 4, we were genuinely excited to add back in some healthy carbs and dairy. We picked up some Wasa crackers as easy, portion-controlled snacks to have with avocado or peanut butter - they had a comforting, grainy smell when I opened the package. It was refreshing to regard wholesome food as an enjoyable treat rather than relying on calorie-dense desserts for that same enjoyment.

Dinner that night presented our first challenge of eating takeout while following our 28 day plan. With summer temperatures over 90 degrees that weekend, friends who live on the Eastside had invited us over that evening. To avoid cooking, we ordered takeout from Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Bellevue, which allowed us to more or less adhere to our plan. Our friends happened to be following an even stricter low carb high fat diet, so we supplemented the meal with a salad mix that they had on hand and followed it up with fresh berries and unsweetened whipped cream for dessert - a tasty indulgence!


Tomato, spinach and bacon scramble with avocado

*Tomato, spinach and bacon scramble with avocado Black coffee*


Leftover teriyaki chicken thighs with grilled shiitake mushrooms and broccolini from Day 3.


Dickey's Barbecue and a generous portion of salad

*Pulled pork, beef brisket and Polish style kielbasa
Creamed spinach
Kale and cabbage salad mix with oil and vinegar dressing
Lemon lime sparkling water
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*Wasa cracker with hummus, sliced green pepper Wasa cracker with peanut butter, sliced apple
Small handful of walnuts*