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Friday, October 9, 2015

Tweaking Your Low Carb Paleo-ish Diet When Needed...

If you are happy with the way you feel, with your rate of fat loss, then keep working your method! If it ain't broke...well, you know...
However, if you've come to a screeching halt for more than 4 weeks, or you are losing fat way too slowly for your liking, you can tweak some things.

Low Carb, Paleo-ish Cornbread!

What's fabulous with any of your low carb soups?
Low Carb Paleo-ish Cornbread, of course!
Only, there's no actual corn.
The basis is almond flour/meal instead of corn meal.
(Here, the Jalapeno version with a bowl of LC chili)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Recipe

This is a TREAT.
Let me repeat that...
this is a TREAT!
We don't eat treats every day or even a couple of times a week. If we do, we will have problems, Ladies!
Be judicious with all your choices...but especially with treats.
Don't let all your hard work be for naught.
Now, the warning is out of the way, so let's get on to the recipe.
Low Carb (Not Paleo!) Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Recipe

Low Carb Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms & Onion Gravy Recipe

Low Carb Salisbury Steak with Mushroom & Onion Gravy (Yummm!)
This recipe was adapted from "500 More! Low Carb Recipes" by Dana Carpender. (Link to purchase HERE).

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Few Things to Get for Your Paleo-ish Low Carb Kitchen

In our last session, there were a few items that several of you showed interest in purchasing.
I promised to make life a little easier for you by posting links to those things.
Like I mentioned, if you use my link to purchase these items, you will help me to receive a small portion of the sale, because I'm an Amazon thank you!
The items you requested I post:
I LOVE this cookbook! Several of you have flipped through my copy & liked the looks of it. That wonderful Browned Butter Syrup recipe (and a number of other extraordinary recipes) is in it. CLICK HERE.

Monday, August 31, 2015

4 Ingredient Low Carb Paleo Peanut Butter Cookies

Here's a quick, easy low carb, gluten free, paleo, sugar free dessert recipe for special occasions or occasional treats.
Just remember, we are NOT to eat dessert but maybe once or twice a week...tops! And remember...count the carbs and keep the calorie count in mind too.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

LCHF Crusty Onion Pork Chops

One of my most FAVORITE pork chop recipes ever!
Boneless Pork Chops (Center Cut Chops)
Seasonings of Choice (Me = salt & garlic powder)
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Thinly Sliced Onion, Half-Moon Shape

The MANY Benefits of Ketosis (Aside From Weight Loss!)

Sometimes, no matter what our efforts are, we just don't lose weight. Maybe we keep losing inches & our clothing fits looser, but maybe we see no change for a bit.
What then? Do we quit?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Low Carb Paleo Coconut Flour Pancake Recipe

Those yummy low carb paleo pancakes I cooked at our last session:
Coconut Flour Pancakes
1/2 cup coconut flour
3 tsp of erythritol (or equivalent of non-sugar sweetener)
1/2 tsp baking powder

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Making Your Ketogenic Lifestyle Easier...So You Stick With It!

By now you've realized that eating low carb isn't hard. Unlike other typical diets, you don't feel hungry or deprived (at least after you break the sweets addiction!). You get to eat amazing food that is filling, doesn't leave you crashing an hour or two later needing more...and you've found that you have ENERGY! Yay!
some of the typical traps for most people who try to change their eating are still there...

Easy Make-Ahead Protein Breakfast Muffins

You want faster, easier breakfast options that will help you stick to your new way of eating?
I hear ya!
Want to make something on your off day and just pop it into the microwave for a few seconds each morning?
Try these out...
Protein Scramble Muffins

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Digging Deeper Into Ketosis

In session number 3 we went deeper into Ketosis:
What is it? Why do we want to go into it? How do I get into it? How do I know I'm in it?
Your body (brain) can run on either glucose or ketones. Glucose is sugar, while ketones are what your liver turns fat into in the absence of available glucose.
It can either turn your dietary fat into it (butter, avocado, etc.), or your body fat into it (yes, that pudgy stuff on you!), or alcohol into it. We train our bodies to more efficiently burn fat via eating dietary fat with no glucose in sight, so we can then let it burn baby burn! Say goodbye to those fat rolls.

Low Carb Cheese Breadsticks Recipe

For those of you that came to the last session, this is the "bread"stick I made for you.
Of course, it's not truly bread, but it will be the fix you need when you are really craving bread to go with a meal.
LC Cheese Breadsticks

Friday, July 3, 2015

What exactly is a Paleo-ish Low Carb High Fat diet?

More DETAILS, please!
So, to start, let's define what a Paleo -ish diet is, typically.

Paleo is a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food.
You can find out the 15 Paleo Diet Guidelines HERE. (A VERY good, concise resource)
Paleo truly means eating high quality when possible...grass-fed when available...real, whole food all the time.
Now, you'll notice that #10 says no dairy except butter and possibly heavy cream. That's where my "paleo-ish" statement comes in. I've always eaten dairy until recently. I encourage you to continue eating dairy unless you want to drop it. Making lots of alterations to your life all at once can be overwhelming. Allowing cheese, cream cheese & heavy cream will make finding recipes MUCH easier, and help keep family members from going mutinous on you! You should still be able to lose weight, gain health & feel great. If you end up have difficulty losing the weight, or you get into a "stall", you can always opt to ditch dairy later.
Now you know what the "Paleo-ish" part is, so let's explore LCHF more intimately.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Welcome to the World of Paleo-ish LCHF!

It's time for your "Starter Class".
For those of you who attend my class, this will be a recap; perhaps a chance to go more in-depth.

I'm connecting you to a YouTube video that is perfect for introductory LCHF (Low Carb High Fat), because it addresses so many of the issues that arise when you try to help someone understand LCHF.
Don't I NEED those "healthy" whole grains?
Won't I have a heart attack from eating fats...especially saturated fat?
No? Well, why on earth has the government and all the "experts" been telling us to this stuff for the last 35 years?
Don't I need to do cardio to lose weight?
Why is it sooooo hard to give up my sweets (or crackers, breads, whatever)?