Day 2 - Protein and Calorie Overload - Being Unprepared on the Keto Diet

Today was a key example of what happens when I get really tired and hungry. I work back to back 12 hour shifts on weekends, so when I do get home, I rarely have the time or energy to cook a meal. This being the case after work today. I got off work at 12pm and the last time I had eaten was around 10am yesterday. Shortly before leaving work, I looked online to see if any of the restaurants that deliver in my area had any keto-friendly options, but couldnt find anything other than Jimmy Johns. Just an FYI, I haven't patronized a Jimmy Johns restaurant in years because the owner thinks it's fun to kill elephants, lions, tigers and other creatures as a sport. He's an awful human being. Plus, I've experienced bad customer service the few times I have patronized a Jimmy Johns in the past.

Nevertheless, my hunger and unwillingness to cook dinner when I got home was very strong, so I decided that I will JUST THIS ONCE order from Jimmy Johns. I figured the restaurant would deliver to my workplace since it is a little closer to the restaurant than my home. Literally less than 2 miles. But long story short, I was told that I'm ONE address too far for them to deliver to me. The guy actually said they'll deliver to the business next door, but would not go 500 feet further to my workplace because I'm "OUT OF THEIR DELIVERY AREA". He then hung up on me.

So, still being hungry and now IRRITATED, I placed a pickup order. I dont have a car, so I also had to schedule a car from Lyft to pick me up and take me to Jimmy Johns after work. I got 2 of the J.J. Gargantuan unwiches and two jumbo pickles(super hungry!). Unwiches have the same fillings as the regular sandwich, but with lettuce instead of bread. I customized both unwiches to have 5 net carbs each. Here's what I ended up with according to their nutrition facts calculator:

Serving Size 267.4 g  
Calories 865 
Total Fat 60 g 
Saturated Fat 21.5 g 
Cholesterol 207.5 mg 
Sodium 3550 mg

Total Carbohydrate 5 g 
Dietary Fiber 0 g

Protein 72 g 

At the time, I didnt pay much attention to the protein content, I was just happy that the unwiches only had 5 carbs. But afterward, when I logged everything in CRONOMETER, I realized how far over my protein allotment I had gone. My max protein for the day is supposed to be 80 grams. Just the unwiches alone had 144 grams of protein. I also ate one of the jumbo pickles and wrapped one of the unwiches in a La Tortilla Factory wrap.

I also went over my calories. My max for calories is 1630, but today I consumed 1830 calories.  But I did good on carbs by only coming in at 16 net carbs for the day. I'm not sure what effect this will have on weight loss. I still dont have a scale yet. I ordered one online and am currently waiting for it to be shipped. 

Today made 2 things very clear to me: 

1. I need to prepare meals ahead of time to bring to work on weekends 
2. Restaurant food should be a last resort.

By allowing myself to get so hungry, I made some bad choices. I got 2 unwiches, when I should have gotten one. As I discussed in the very first post on this blog, I have an issue with eating too much at once. That is something I hope to resolve with gastric sleeve surgery, since it will physically prevent me from eating this volume of food in the future.

Anyway, here's my CRONOMETER food log for today. The vitamins and minerals information is not there because Jimmy Johns doesn't supply that information in their nutrition facts. 




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