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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.