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Why LCHF?

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After all the Diets and Weight Loss programs I have tried, and failed. Not from not loosing weight, but failed as to not seeing the full effects of Better Health and Feeling of Success in weight loss. All ended in Gaining back All or Part of my weight back and giving up.

But Do to the Health issues I had, I needed to find something that was RIGHT, so what was it. I researched Low Carb and from all the testimonials I’ve read and the results I have heard from the Low Carb lifestyle, I thought I would give this one a fare chance as well.

As I have told you before in previous Post, I was in poor Health, But the big picture was much worse than previously described. Symptoms:

*Fatigue

*Muscle Aches

*Female issues (Hormonal, and Fibroid s)

*Arthritis

*High Blood Pressure

*Pre-Diabetic

*Not sleeping through the night

*Severe Acid Re-flux

 

Going to the Doctor I was diagnosed with Onset  of diabetes, Fibromyalgia, beginning of Rheumatoid Arthritis, One Doctor even told me I may have Lupus. Lupus, OMG I was falling apart. The list goes on and on, not to mention they tested my Thyroid every time I had an issue. So I tried to take the medication I ws prescibed, tried to do what I was told and still No Relief. 

That being said, I decided to just take one step at a time and start with helping the Pre Diabetes to STOP. So I took it upon myself to change my eating, Low Carb. I had no Idea, that after starting this program in May of this year that I would be were I am now. Today, I have No symptoms of any of the above problems. I do still take my Blood Pressure medications, that my friends is alot better as well. hopefully in a few more months I can resolve that as well. 

I really believe being a YO YO dieter is the cause of alot of my formal Health issues with my Metabolism. This lead me to research Metabolic Syndrome.

Metabolic Syndrome

Many people do not realize that they are insulin deficient and may have Metabolic Syndrome, changing your diet and sticking to it may change everything, What is Metabolic Syndrome, well the definition is simple:

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease. If more than one of these conditions occur in combination, your risk is even greater.

If you have metabolic syndrome or any of the components of metabolic syndrome, aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.

For ME, it was the High Blood Pressure, Pre diabetes and weight around my middle. The weight around my middle would Never decrease when I lost weight with other diet programs, I chalked it up to the fact I did not exercise enough, so adding exercise it was still there. So I gave myself the excuse of being over 40 was the culprit. Little did I know it was the way my body was now taking all the Carbs I was eating and turning them into Unhealthy Fat. 

So whats going on now with my waistline and my weight, well. I’m not loosing Muscle but I am loosing the Fat around my middle, example, well when I first started my Wii (love my Wii Fit) said my BMI was 29.4 that was back in May. Today its the 3rd. of September and my Happy little Wii Helper said my BMI is now 24.1 ,A healthy BMI for a person of my size is 22. So guys, I think this is good. I’m 11 lbs away from my goal and 2 away from Healthy BMI.

It may not happen overnight, But it will happen, just the simple, easy way of just changing what you Eat.

So Why LCHF, Why Not!

Low Carb BlueBerry Walnut Mini Cubcakes

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Yes you can Have a Muffin…At least one or two. These fabulous little Mini Cupcakes will make you think there is NO WAY these are Low Carb and good for you! But guess what guys…THEY ARE!

We are going to start with the Batter for the LCHF Cream Cheese Pound Cake from my friends Group: Fittoservegroup.com

Here is that recipe: LCHF Cream Cheese Pound Cake by fittoservegroup.com

1 ¼ c almond flour

¾ c of swerve or other sugar substitute

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp of salt

4 eggs

3 ½ oz cream cheese

4 tbs softened butter

1 tsp of vanilla

In a mixing bowl mix with an electric mixer on high beat the butter with the sugar substitute until well mixed then add the cream cheese next add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla. Next add all the dry ingredients until well combined.

When that is completed lets get ready to add the Muffin Stuffin’

Preheat oven to 350 degree

1 cup Chopped Walnuts (I use a mini food processor you’ll want them Fine chopped.)

1 Cup Frozen Blueberry or fresh is fine also. You’ll need to chop these as well, semi smalls.

Get your Mini Muffins ready or use Big up to you 🙂

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Chop Walnuts

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Add to LCHF Cream Cheese Pound Cake mix. Take mixer out and use large Spoon to mix in!

 

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Next Blend Frozen Berrys  (or your Fresh. NOTE: DO NOT BLEND Fresh Berrys just chop with knife.

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Make sure mix is Blended well, and then Fill  Mini Cupcakes 🙂

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Now Lets BAKE!!! 

These cook pretty fast so keep an Eye on them, about 15 min. When you insert small knife or toothpick it should come out clean. Let cool and Enjoy!

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Low Carb Grilled Bacon Cheese Sandwich

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OH YES! This is a Wonderful quick, easy recipe and so tasty. With this Simple Bread, Bun recipe you can use for the Grilled Cheese or Hamburger or Even a Toasted Reuben YUMMM!

Here we go Hope you guys enjoy!

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What you’ll Need

2 Eggs

2 Tablespoons of Water

2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Microwave safe dish, (I used a plastic rubber made sandwich container, worked really well!)

For your Grilled Sandwich

1  1/2 Tablespoons Butter (I used Unsalted, But you don’t have too)

Cheese, Bacon or anything you want to Grill.

Here’s What We Do

In a small mixing bowl add Eggs and Water then Whisk well.

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When you mix the Eggs add other ingredients  (Coconut powder and Baking Powder).

When Ingredients are mixed well with Whisk pour into your Microwave container.

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Place into Microwave for approximately 2 minutes.

Next place cooling paper or board down and flip container upside down and flip hot bread onto paper or board to COOL.

(should come out really easy).

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LET COOL until you can place hand ontop ! Then Slice in half.

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Next ADD Butter to pan on Med high and melt slightly DO NOT BURN BUTTER before adding Bread.

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Add Bread, Cheese and Bacon.

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LETS GRILL!!

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NOW LETS EAT!!

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Hope you guys enjoy, Take care and have a GREAT Day.

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Low Carb LCHF Cream Cheese Pound Cake

I am Re-Blogging this Wonderful Recipe from FITTOSERVEGROUP this is the BEST Cake I have found. Please enjoy and Serve with Low Carb Topping just like a Pound Cake. ENJOY I know I did!!

Sometimes you just want something buttery rich and I was wanting a pound cake. Back when I used to bake with regular flours I made a mean cream cheese pound cake. I remember distinctly the day my brother- in- law, Paul almost ate that entire cake. Well, I wanted to create that same rich flavor but low carb of course. I wanted my cake and to be able to eat it too!

I am very pleased with the results of this recipe. Enjoy and skip the carbs!

1 ¼ c almond flour

¾ c of swerve or other sugar substitute

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp of salt

4 eggs

3 ½ oz cream cheese

4 tbs softened butter

1 tsp of vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a mixing bowl mix with an electric mixer on high beat the butter with the sugar substitute until well mixed then add the cream…

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