Recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese

Sometimes you just want something filling and juicy, right? Right. This is the one. It also packs a mega-dose of iron, if you’re a little low. Combine with Recipe: Creamy Zoodles for a total of 20.6g carbs (eep!) or 15g net carbs. Look to combine this one with a breakfast and lunch that are veryContinue reading “Recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese”

Recipe: Chorizo and Feta Skillet

This one is a little heavy on the total carbs at 15.9g, but those of you counting net will fit in comfortably at 10.4g. This one is a bit of a belly buster for when you need some fiber to keep your gut in equilibrium or a hit of calcium, iron and potassium. If you’reContinue reading “Recipe: Chorizo and Feta Skillet”

Sweet Bean Pork with Tofu

Another bastardisation where I need to apologise to anyone of Chinese descent! This is my favourite recipe for hiding veggies, if you’re not a veggie fan. The flavours are so rich that you can chuck anything in it and love it. This one will set you back 14.2g of carbs, or 9.6 net carbs. ReduceContinue reading “Sweet Bean Pork with Tofu”

Recipe: Chicken Carbonara

I apologise in advance to any and all Italians for butchering this recipe! I promise it’s delicious. Goes great with Recipe: Creamy Zoodles for a total of 12.6g of carbs, or 9.6 net carbs, leaving you plenty of room for lunch and a carb-light breakfast, such as scrambled egg with chorizo (2 medium eggs andContinue reading “Recipe: Chicken Carbonara”

Getting Started

So, you’ve decided to try it. What do you need to get started? Nothing fancy, but you can prepare yourself for managing a change in your routines and habits by having the tools to do so. I would recommend: Weighing scales and/or measuring tape A decent health app that will count your steps/provide macro andContinue reading “Getting Started”

Recipe: Creamy Zoodles

Most will boil their zoodles, but I like to take a different approach and seize my moment to get a bit more nutritious content into a meal. Ingredients 6 courgettes (zucchini) 3 tbsp cream cheese 1/2 tbsp salt 1/2 tbsp pepper 1 garlic clove 1 shallot 3 mushrooms 6 asparagus spears Serves 8 portions MethodContinue reading “Recipe: Creamy Zoodles”

Facts and Myths About Keto Diet Plans

The ketogenic or keto diet has grown in popularity in the last few years. However, keto diet plans have been in existence for nearly 100 years. The ketogenic diet dates back to 1921 when a Mayo Clinic physician expressed the concept of using a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. The keto diet plan revolves around consuming foodContinue reading “Facts and Myths About Keto Diet Plans”

Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

Ingredients 500g beef mince [ground beef] (preferably 10% fat or higher)3 cloves garlic1 onion2-4 tbsp dried parsley (go crazy, won’t cost you any carbs or calories)1 tsp Worcestershire sauce2 medium eggs1 tbsp salt1 tbsp pepper2 tsp garlic powder500ml pouring cream1 beef stock cube/pot (do not add water) Serves 8 portions Method Prepare a bowl, aContinue reading “Recipe: Swedish Meatballs”

What is Keto?

Starting keto can be really overwhelming, not least because there’s conflicting advice all over the internet and in every Facebook group you’ll join. You can’t eat carrots. No, you can eat carrots! Keto is under 50g of carbs. No, it’s under 20g! You know what, decreasing your carb intake is going to get you closerContinue reading “What is Keto?”

Me & Kinda Keto

Not a fan of writing about me, but it might help to know the journey I’m on, and why I’m here. I’ve been overweight ever since I stopped having such a physically demanding lifestyle, but carried on eating like I still mucked out and hefted hay bales all day. I’m also an emotional eater, andContinue reading “Me & Kinda Keto”