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Carb Check Diet: Day 3 menu - eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper

By Mike Thayer

Always try to make breakfast your biggest meal of the day.  The purpose is to refuel your body after a period of sleep, giving you the rest of the day to burn those calories.  And if you are going to eat carbs, in the morning is the time to do it. 


  • 3 eggs any style
  • 6 thin slices of deli ham
  • Two slices of American cheese

This is a go-to breakfast for me, delivering about 36 grams in protein and just 6 grams in carbs to your body.


  • 6 - 8 baby carrots
  • One Tablespoon Ranch dressing, dash of seasoning salt

This snack has crunch and that satisfying savory taste of Ranch!   There's not a whole lot of protein in this snack, but it is satisfying nonetheless delivering about 1 gram in protein and 9 grams in carbs.  Cumulative total breakfast & snack:  37 grams in protein and 15 grams in carbs.


  • 6 ounces of tuna salad
  • 2 Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

It's a tuna salad wrap providing you with 26 grams in protein and about 5 grams in carbs.  Cumulative total for the day is 63 grams in protein and 20 grams in carbs.


  • 1/2 cup of whole milk cottage cheese

Don't do the 2% or the 'low fat', they won't keep you full until dinner, there isn't as much good fat and that also means not nearly as much flavor.  That's the key to cottage cheese, most folks have only tried the so-called 'low fat' varieties and they think that's what cottage cheese is supposed to taste like, hence the 'boring diet food' label.  Natural fat is good fat!  Get into that mindset.  EAT THE REAL DEAL and topped with a little black pepper, cottage cheese is delicious!  This snack delivers 12 grams of protein and 4 grams in carbs.  Cumulative total for the day is 75 grams in protein and 24 grams in carbs.


  • 3 all beef hot dogs, prepared any style with a side of yellow mustard

This is a no nonsense dinner on a pauper budget, providing 18 grams in protein and 3 grams in carbs.    Cumulative total for the day is 93 grams in protein and 27 grams in carbs.

Now THAT is a royal day!




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