Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Low carb/LCHF is only not good for your bloodsugar and weight.. it increases your fertility

This fertility doctor Michael Fox went from a success rate of 40-50% to an amazing 95% after starting to recommend low carb, high fat to struggeling couples...some with and without medications, he explains everything in this video.. 

he is a little bit boring to listen to sometimes, but an interesting topic!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Home made and delicious

Müsli/cereal... Low carb/LCHF

very tasty and divine with youghurt, sprinkel it on desserts or use it on pies. 

My recipe:
1 big cup of coconut pulp/meat

1/2 cup of coconut flakes
1 big cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of sesam seeds
1/2 cup of flax seeds
2 big handfuls of brazil nuts, finely chopped
1 dessert spoon of cardamom
3 big spoons of erythritol
3 big spoons of yacon syrup
1 pinch of salt

Mix everything together except the syrup. Grind it with a cutting/kitchen machine, and leave some chunks. Add the syrup and mix well.

Cook in the oven at 200*C for 20 minutes. STIR OFTEN! It easily gets burned, if you notice the heat is too high, turn it down a little... 

Store in a glass container with lid. 

To make it extra spesial you can add sugarfree dried berries after the müsli is cooled down...

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Homemade red currant gel...

My mothers garden has a lot of red currant bushes.. And I willingly pick a lot of them at fall and make juice and gello. Use the gel for spread, or with youghurt natural.. Or eat it by itself - fresh and sweet taste! For this prosess I have to use a old fashion juice maker.. 

It almost looks like I am doing something illegal with this kitchenware ;)

For sweetening I use stevia or erythritol.. To make gel go hard one has to boil it at low temperature and add gelatin and sweetener. 

Made 3 glasses of gel, and 5 bottles of juice - the juice I store in the freezer, dont like to use preservatives. I will make gel of it later.. :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Before and after low carb diets..

If fat was that fattening? - How come these people got thinner and heathier by eating more fats? Including saturated fats? 

These are fascination before and after photos of low carb diet I have found online... 
Low carb should soon be viewed as an equal diet and lifestyle choice to other healthy diets and lifestyles...

Kilde: http://www.lowcarbsa.co.za/

Kilde: http://candiceslowcarbrecipes.typepad.com/blog/2010/11/my-first-blog-post.html

 Kilde: http://lowcarbfamily.com/archives/category/before-during-after-pics


An interesting man...

Mark Sisson and his blog marksdailyapple features a lot about Paleo and low carb, he has one of the most popular blogs in his field. Handsome and well built for his years ;)...  He is a fitness "guru" and got cured from his joint problems and IBS with Paleo. 
Here is an interview with him made by the swedish low carb doctor; Andreas Eenfeldt dietdoctor

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A piece of heaven...

Low carb chocolate chip cookies...

Found this recipe on the back of a bag of coconut flour... desided to change the recipe to low carb and endulge in these tasty pieces of heaven.. 

Low carb chocolate chip cookies recipe:

3/4 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 ts baking powder
8 tbsp real butter - melted
1 small cup of erythritol
1 egg
a few drops of vanilla essence or vanilla stevia
1 bar of 88% chocolate

(and chopped nuts if you like - i dropped nuts in mine)

I used this chocolate - really like the taste and you help protect endangered species as well!

Take half of the dry ingredients and add the melted butter, stir in the egg, and then the rest of the ingredients..
Make patties if the size you want.. bake in 175 *C for about 12 minutes - when they are golden, but not dark brown.. they are done.

These are really tasty... 
...but when you take them out of the oven they are fragile.. so treat them kindly until they are cold.. or they fall apart ;)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wonderful seed crackers!

I really love home made crackers with lots of seeds...

my recipe:

1 cup of sunflower seeds
1 cup of pumpkin seeds
2 cups of flax seeds
2 cups of sesam seeds
3 tablespoons of coconut flour
1/2 cup of chia seeds
2 tablespoons of psyllium powder
2 eggs (or more of the mix is too dry)
3 tablespoons of melted coconut flour (or more of the mix is too dry)

form into small patties with two spoons, and bake in the oven at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes... to make it easier to form the patties - dip the spoons in oil in between... 

There are lots of other recipes like this on the net if you look it up.. :)

These are rich in fibers I tell you! Will make your tummy more regular ;)

I love mine with some brie cheese and fresh raspberries on top!

Friday, August 3, 2012

McMargareth special Whoppers...

Homemade burgers from scratch...
... This I think is thousands times better than the burgers at fast food restaurants or McDonalds -> my hamburgers - which is actually good for you :) 

Hamburger patties are made of meat dough, eggs, milk and a tiny bit psyllium husk powder, then add salt and pepper and your favorite spices - my choice is white pepper, garlic powder, etc., just add what you like ..

Hamburger bread consists of 5 eggs, 1/2 cup water, about 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk, 1 teaspoon baking powder, stir in flax seed meal or cocos flour - the dough is supposed to be thicker than pancake batter, but thinner than bread dough, spread the dough in circles, sprinkle sesame seeds over, bake in the oven at 180 degrees 10-15 minutes. Done when they are barely golden ..

Otherwise I think it is delicious with lots of good stuff in my hamburger, like cheese, lettuce, onion rings, cucumber, tomato slices, sugar-free dressing and a little sugar-free ketchup ... mmm ...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

On the move.

Moving.. and unpacking all my belongings - have been moving to north of Norway to a small town called Somna to start working there.. lovely nature.. and nice people.. So busy these days - but stay tuned and I will be back with more interesting posts later! ;)

Photos from different sights near my new home town Somna

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Oh my this is good...

Coconut porridge... A great breakfast/lunch/dinner... Quick and easy... takes maybe 10 minutes to make..

This is tasty, and very rich, a bit gritty but not in a bad way. I only need a small portion of this and then I am satisfied.. Very low carb and soooo good.
If is light and super nutritious - this must be perfect for babies as well!

My recipe I made myself, for about 2 persons:

0,5 L of whole fat milk
1 tablespoon of real butter (best organic )
1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
1 pinch of salt
Coconutflour - you add little by little

Melt butter and coconut oil - stir in milk and salt - and bring it to a slight boil. Whisk in coconut flour little by little until its thick like porridge.. You dont need that much coconut flour to make it thick. (real coconut flour - not coconut milk powder)
Let it boil on low temperature for 3-5 minutes. 

I have my porridge norwegian style with sugar (erythritol!), cinnamon on top and a small piece of butter..

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My irresistible treat..

Half frozen raspberries bathed in meltet home made healthy chocolate...

The cold berries makes the chocolate thick and almost harden. So good I could live on this ;) I eat this at least once a week when my chocolate craving becomes to strong ;)

Home made chocolate recipe - very low in sugar:

1 bar of 87-88 % cacao chocolate
1 big spoon of coconut oil
1 table spoon of melted butter
6-7 drops of stevia or 1 table spoon of erythritol

Melt everything on low temperature and stir together.
Enough chocolate for 2-3 servings.
Easy to make dessert and treat - loaded with antioxidants.

The sugar industry kills people..

If sugar killed people over night - there would be no discussion...

If you kill someone slowly over a period of half a lifetime? Or 10 years earlier than they should have naturally.. or much earlier - in their 20s? Is it less of a murder? Not everybody know the dangers of consumption of sugar... and you should read this before you eat sugar/fast carbs again... Personally I can not read this list and then eat sugars.. 

...Here's a list of ways sugar can affect your health:

• Sugar can suppress the immune system.

• Sugar can upset the body's mineral balance.

• Sugar can contribute to hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.

• Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

• Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.

• Sugar can reduce helpful high density cholesterol (HDLs).

• Sugar can promote an elevation of harmful cholesterol (LDLs).

• Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

• Sugar contributes to a weakened defense against bacterial infection.

• Sugar can cause kidney damage.

• Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

• Sugar may lead to chromium deficiency.

• Sugar can cause copper deficiency.

• Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

• Sugar can increase fasting levels of blood glucose.

• Sugar promotes tooth decay.

• Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.

• Sugar can raise adrenaline levels in children.

• Sugar can lead to periodontal disease.

• Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.

• Sugar can increase total cholesterol.

• Sugar contributes to weight gain and obesity.

• High intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

• Sugar can contribute to diabetes.
• Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.

  • Sugar can cause cancer.
• Sugar can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity
• Sugar leads to decreased glucose tolerance.

• Sugar can cause cardiovascular disease.

• Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.

• Sugar causes food allergies.

• Sugar can cause free radical formation in the bloodstream.

• Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.

• Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.

• Sugar can overstress the pancreas, causing damage.

• Sugar can cause atherosclerosis.
• Sugar can compromise the lining of the capillaries.

• Sugar can cause liver cells to divide, increasing the size of the liver.

• Sugar can increase the amount of fat in the liver.

• Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney.

• Sugar can cause depression.

• Sugar can increase the body's fluid retention.

• Sugar can cause hormonal imbalance.

• Sugar can cause hypertension.

• Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.

• Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha and theta brain waves, which can alter the mind's ability to think clearly.

• Sugar can increase blood platelet adhesiveness which increases risk of blood clots and strokes.

• Sugar can increase insulin responses in those consuming high-sugar diets compared to low sugar diets.

• Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.