Uncategorized Medication and hormones – can they affect your weight?

Medication and hormones – can they affect your weight?

Many people don’t believe in the idea that hormones or medications can cause weight gain, but for those of us that have experienced it, the frustration is real. Sadly, there are many side effects to necessary medications, and medically, our hormones are what control much of our weight.  So, changes in both can create a …

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Uncategorized Keto Victoria Sponge Cake

Keto Victoria Sponge Cake

  Cake ingredients 200g sugar substitute such as swerve 200g softened butter 125g almond flour 100g coconut flour 5 eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp water For the filling 100g butter 100g confectioners swerve sugar substitute drop vanilla extract (optional) 125g strawberries and 150g confectioners sugar substitute or half a …

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Uncategorized Beef Bone Marrow Benefits

Beef Bone Marrow Benefits

Just to say that these are my views and what I have found through research of the low carb ketogenic lifestyle. I am not pretending to be a qualified nutritionist or diet advisor. These are just my thoughts. Bone marrow, the soft mushy stuff inside bone, is considered a delicacy in many kinds of cuisine. …

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Uncategorized Alcohol and low carb living – can it work?

Alcohol and low carb living – can it work?

Holidays and a social life bring another challenge to a low carb lifestyle – alcohol! I never drink at home usually I don’t enjoy it but on holiday I like to have a few drinks. Whilst I hate getting drunk and avoid this alcohol is not a friend to those of us who try to …

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Uncategorized The Canaray islands overview!

The Canaray islands overview!

I was fortunate enough to travel Gran Canaria recently to a really nice resort called Meloneras. There were many good food choices but I found Gran Canaria much tougher than other places I had visited. They love their Canarian potatoes and bread! I did get to enjoy some of the local produce which was fantastic! …

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Uncategorized Butter Chicken Tikka Curry

Butter Chicken Tikka Curry

Butter Chicken Tikka Curry 🕐Prep Time: 10 Minutes 🕒Total Time: 30 Minutes 🍴Servings: 4 Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts 1/2 medium brown or white onion, peeled and diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp minced ginger 1tsp coriander seed 1tsp paprika 1tsp cumin seed 1tsp dried coriander 1/2 tsp fenugreek 1/2tsp cinnamon 1 can (14 oz. …

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Uncategorized Shakshuka!

Shakshuka!

Shakshuka is such a versatile dish which can be eaten for breakfast lunch or dinner. The dish originates from the Middle East and is fragrant, slightly spicy and delicious. You can keep the dish lean and simple or increase the fat content if you wanted. To do this I have included some options below. You …

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Uncategorized Recipe post: Pork Ball Stroganoff!

Recipe post: Pork Ball Stroganoff!

Pork ball stroganoff – quick simple, tasty and low carb! You can have this with low carb rice, or just on its own. Perfect for a quick midweek meal. 🕐Prep time: 5-10 minutes 🕒Cooking time 15-20 minutes 🍴Serves: 4 Ingredients: 300g pork mince or pre-packed meatballs (I used Helen Browning organic pork meatballs) 300ml sour …

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Uncategorized Recipe post: Lemon and Lime Posset

Recipe post: Lemon and Lime Posset

Lemon and Lime Posset the quick and easy dessert ideal for dinners at home or dinner parties- your guests would never know these did not contain sugar or were low carb! The only carbs and sugars in this dessert are from the fruit, they are natural sugars and carbs but you still need to know …

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Uncategorized Travelling, holidays and low carb living

Travelling, holidays and low carb living

When you go on holiday if you are like me you might fear the buffet in the hotel…. fresh bread, pasta station, pizza, chips, and most of all the cakes and desserts! Now I fear no more! I proved on my recent holidays to Spain and Greece that it is quite straight forward to stay …

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