Week two of this low carb, high fat eating plan.


I don’t own a scale, so I cannot tell if I have lost any weight at all, but I do know I have had some of the side effect they talk about!  Bloating, headaches, etc.  BUT!  I do feel more healthy, no doubt, and my clothes feel more comfortable.

For the first time in my life the thought of a diet is really not daunting, and as I’ve mentioned previously, it must be because there are not restriction on how much you may eat.  (Must say, stuffed myself with nice loin chops – fat ‘n all!, and roast chicken the other day and felt positively pigged-out).

For lunch today I made a tuna pie:  fried onion in a dollop of butter, added the tuna and some paprika, herbs and spices and CREAM.  Whipped this into an egg and milk mixture, topped with grated cheese and baked till brown and crispy.  I served it with a lovely side salad with added fresh mint leaves from the garden, and there we had our banting meal.

Tonight I will try and delight hubby with some nice chicken curry in coconut milk, with veggies to match.  Must say, becoming quite the cook these days.  My friends are probably laughing out loud now, as they know this is a newby for me.

I spent some more time poring over the contents of the book – The Real Meal Revolution, and I must say, it really makes sense to me.  Think back on how we older folk grew up:  fatty meat, real butter, cream, full-fat milk, eggs etc.  I can vividly remember my granny’s meat dishes – swimming in the fat!  And then ponder on the cancer stats then and now – a huge increase in cancer cases worldwide since the food pyramid that the USA got us all to believe, with carbs / grains etc making up the biggest chunk of it, was told as gospel since the late 70’s.

I for one, am happy to give this a good try – but as my dear fellow blogger, Dannie Hill said, everything in moderation.  So I had a small glass of sherry last night………

Happy banting to everyone else who is doing it out there – and that, I believe is now almost half of South Africans.  So much so that some potato farmer wants to sue the author of this book, Tim Noakes.

 

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About suletta

Fell in love again at age 50! And followed my man to Zanzibar, for him to set up a dairy farm. I managed to travel into Africa a few times in my life, always loving it and experience the "fever" that grips you on African soil - the one that especially the Europeans now and in years gone by, suffer from. Except I am an African by birth - a South African. A Mzungu.So I discovered at this late stage in my life (not that I feel old!) that some people find my babblings about life interesting, and I quote: "live their lives vicariously through me".
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One Response to Week two of this low carb, high fat eating plan.

  1. danniehill says:

    I’m so happy to receive a mention on your blog! Thank you. I’m not going to defend the American school of nutrition because it is very flawed and I too remember the great meals from my grandmother prepared. But another thing I remember was the average life expectancy back then. For the U.S. it was 65 or less and I thought how could anyone live that long, ha! Now the average is somewhere near 80. I know that this has to do with better medicines but eating habits play a part as well. Of course my Grandma lived to be 99 and only passed after a fall left her bedridden. Until that she was so active I couldn’t keep up with her. My Mom is 85 and the same way– and eats the same way.
    Like I said, I have done the no carb diet and lost a lot of weight. I may have to try it again but my wife is from Thailand and giving up rice would be heartbreaking for me, ha!

    One thing I remember during that diet period was watching a show about the life cycle of dolphins. There diet is so high in protein that there bodies go through cycles of being diabetic to process the no carb diet they have. It always stuck with me.

    I’ve really enjoyed you post, Suletta, and I wish you great success with your diet Any loss of excess weight is added years to your life. Also, I remember that diet as the best food time I can remember, so enjoy.

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