Archive for the ‘Low Carb’ Category

Blood Test Labs Update #3

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

So this year’s blood tests results again showed improvement in most areas. The one thing I was most concerned about was the hsCRP.  My last one was high (last year around this time).  I suspected an underlying infection (tooth, gum, etc.).  Just got retested this week finally. Now in ketosis for 4 of the last […]

My latest keto diet update

Friday, November 4th, 2016
keto-shopping-list

So 6 years ago, I started eating ketogenic.  I had no clue what I was doing or getting myself into. Now 6 years later, I have learned some things about the low carb diet and changed some things accordingly. But my core motto has remained consistent.  “Protein, Veggies and Fat”.  That’s still my diet the […]

‘Slap Yo Neanderthal Mama’ Chicken Wings Recipe

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Ultra Addictive “Slap Yo Neanderthal Mama” Fully Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe: Ingredients: 1 package Organic Smart Chicken Bone-In Wings and Drumettes 3 Tblsp Organic Virgin Coconut Oil 2 – 3 Tblsp Favorite Hot Sauce (Frank’s, Kroger’s, etc.) 3/4 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Organic Pepper 1/2 tsp Organic Garlic Powder Directions: Salt and pepper wings. Turn […]

Cholesterol drops 40 points eating saturated fat??

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

How can this be? All the so called ‘experts’ (especially the vegetarian ones) will tell you that eating saturated fat will raise your cholesterol. That just didn’t happen in my case. And I have the blood tests to prove it. My total cholesterol is now below 200. I dropped it 40 points eating eggs, bacon, […]

Tips for Surviving that first week of Low Carb / Ketosis

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Bacon - Low Carb Snack

Yep, the first week of low carb sucks.  Just totally sucks. Making the switch from sugar burning mode to fat burning mode can be the hardest part of a ketogenic / low carb diet.  Many a person has dropped out of the pursuit of ketosis due to the first week challenges. Cravings, low energy, fatigue, […]

Good Video about Low Carb & Diabetes

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Great video from Dr. Westman about treating patients with diabetes and his experiences as a medical doctor using nutrition and a low carb/ketogenic diet.

Morning Keto Rocket Tea

Friday, April 15th, 2016
chai

So, what happens when you spend an evening scarfing down carbs like there’s no tomorrow? Well, if you WERE in ketosis, you probably won’t be in the morning.  Perhaps trace ketones, if you’re lucky, depending on how many carbs you devoured.  Which means you won’t be getting any of the benefits of ketosis, like appetite […]

My Latest Blood Lab Test Results Eating Ketogenic

Monday, March 21st, 2016

My last blood tests were about 30 months ago.  And I have eaten a low carb, ketogenic diet on/off during that time frame.  Typically, 2 to 3 months on keto then a week or two or longer (sometimes a couple months even) off ketosis. And even sometimes eating whatever the hell I wanted.  But can’t recommend […]

My Current ‘Go-To’ Cooking Oils

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Over the years, I’ve tried many different fats or oils for cooking.  Coconut oil, left over bacon fat, butter, ghee, grape seed oil, etc. But recently, I’ve cut it down to just 2 :  Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Canola Oil.  Both organic.  The canola oil is expeller pressed (machine or mechanically pressed – so […]

The Quickest Cauliflower Rice I Know

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a very user friendly low carb veggie.  And cauliflower rice  (small chopped pieces of cauliflower) is a staple in many low carb households, including mine. In the beginning we had tried hand chopping the cauliflower or using my little personal food processor (way too small).  I needed to use the full sized processor […]

Use it or Don’t Lose it

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Excess sugar in the body will be converted to FAT (if you have enough insulin).  If you eat lots of sugar and carbohydrates and don’t use it, then your body stores it – as fat.  This is a biological process that is very purposeful.  It’s designed to store that potential energy for a rainy day or for times of […]

Step #1 – Get into ketosis

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Ketosis is a natural biological state.  It’s what happens when humans stop eating a bunch of carbohydrates.  Eating less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day will allow our bodies to start burning fat for fuel more optimally.  This takes about 2 to 3 days to start up and then can take up to 6 weeks […]

Mo’ Betta Mayo?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Mayonnaise…it’s basically just oil, egg yolks, vinegar/lemon juice and a dash of mustard and some salt. But oil is the real issue here. If you are actually looking at the ingredients on the back of commercial mayo’s, and making an effort to refine your dietary choices, then you’ll begin to notice that companies aren’t using […]

Hardee’s All Natural Grass Fed Burger?

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Okay, I admit, I didn’t feel like cooking dinner tonight, so I got a low carb, grass fed burger from Hardee’s.  Low carb because they wrap it in lettuce and not a bun.  Total carbs = 9 grams.  Fiber = 2 grams.  Total NET carbs = 7 grams.  No fries and had some new organic Gunpowder Iced Green […]

5 Easy Low Carb Meals – Ideas for the Uninspired

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
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Some days, regardless of being in ketosis or not, you may find yourself NOT wanting to cook ANYTHING!  Especially anything elaborate.  But you know you still need to eat something, cause you’re hungry. Here are 5 ‘Go To’ low carb meals that are quick and easy: 1) Pre-packaged Chef’s Salads – this is my number one Go […]

Fasting as a way to kick-start ketosis

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

This is tough one.  I’m totally on the fence about this. I’ve tried fasting.  The longest I’ve tried has been about 3 days of just drinking water (preferably spring water with minerals).  No food.  No drinks.  No supplements.  No green juice.  Just water. It typically takes a couple days to deplete glycogen stores in the body if […]

How many colors are on your plate?

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Image source; Wikipedia

It’s all too easy to get into a rut eating low carb and especially a ketogenic low carb diet.  Shades of brown can dominate the color chart for food on your plate. So what I’ve been doing lately is mixing it up.  And visually noticing and consciously choosing to eat more colorful food.  Different types of […]

How your doctor should be helping you

Monday, May 4th, 2015

In an ideal world, I would find a doctor who understands ketogenic diets.  Or at least basic nutrition.  Perhaps a functional medicine doctor.  To the best of my knowledge there are none of these in my local area.  They seem to be a rare breed. Most medical doctors (and a few chiropractors) I’ve been to have […]

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