Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beef. It's what's for dinner.

Got a great deal on 12 third pound Angus steak burgers. I had to use or freeze them by today. So I had two for dinner and froze the rest. They were delicious and I didn't even miss the bun! I seasoned them with sea salt and fresh ground peppercorns. Then I drizzled a little sriracha on each one. A side of steamed broccoli sprinkled with grated Parmesan was a perfect combo! I am really enjoying this diet and I really think I can stick with it! 

In other news: I joined a weight loss competition at work and I lost 4.2 pounds in one week and .8% body fat! I think I am in the lead!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Started a new Facebook Group

I started a new Facebook group called Low Carb Living with a friend from My Fitness Pal named Andy. Andy has been doing LCHF for 4 1/2 months and has lost 157 pounds. He is an inspiration to me and many others. If you read this blog and are interested in the LCHF  aka Ketogenic way of eating please feel free to join us. We share recipes, stories, advice and food porn (pictures of dinner). If you are interested in joining you can find the group by following this link here: Low Carb Living

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bacon, Bacon and more Bacon...please.

I don't know if anyone still reads this but I am going to keep posting on it because I want to share some recipes I am creating to fit into my new LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) lifestyle. I have been eating a great deal of bacon and its working for me. I find that I am full, have no problem eating within my calorie goals, and I feel fantastic. The secret? I have embraced fat as my primary source of fuel. I have been doing LCHF for about 2 weeks now and have already lost 8 lbs. This puts me at 53 pounds lost since  I began this journey so many years ago. I am hoping that loss number will continue to increase. Anyway here is my favorite recipe of the moment: 

Bacon and Kale "Salad" with Balsamic Mayo Dressing


6 slices of bacon2 cups raw kale1 tbsp full fat mayo1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1 tsp real lemon brand lemon juicea pinch of salta dash of pepper

Balsamic Mayo Dressing:

In a small bowl mix together 1 tbsp full fat mayo1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1 tsp real lemon lemon juicea pinch of salta dash of pepperStir mixture until it achieves a smooth and creamy consistency

Kale and Bacon Directions:

1) In a non-stick skillet fry six slices of bacon on medium high to desired crispness2) remove bacon from skillet and set aside but leave the bacon grease in the skillet3) reduce heat to medium or low and deposit two cups of lightly chopped raw kale into the skillet4) using a spatula or spoon stir the kale until it is thoroughly coated with bacon grease then cook while stirring until the kale wilts and reduces to half the bulk (about 1 cup)5) remove kale from skillet and arrange on a plate6) crumble up the bacon slices and sprinkle them on top of the kale7) pour dressing over the "salad" 8) Enjoy! I ate mine with a side of eggs fried medium in the bacon grease.