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OFFICIALLY A KETO YOUTUBER!!

Ok so last week I had a reflection week where I spoke about how I feel about keno and my plans for the future. I have now officially put my plans into motion and officially have my 1st YouTube Video! This one was just an introductory video where I just spoke a little about myself so people could get to me a little better, it’s not the best video out there, but it serves it’s purpose! I would love it if you checked it out and subscribed, I promise you WEKLY uploads of GREAT content! Working my butt off to make this work.

I have already thought of a few different types of videos I want to do on top of the normal recipe and advice videos, and these will actually be slightly different to some of the videos we already see from Keto YouTubers! And I am so excited to share it all with you guys.

I am SO in love with this lifestyle that I just want to share it with the world, and I have not felt this passionate about something in such a long time.

I am ridiculously excited to share my bread recipe video with you all next week! It turned out amazingly, was lovely and moist and tastes delicious you definitely can’t tell that it is a low carb bread. I am so excited for this new journey I have just embarked on, and I hope I make a significant contribution to the Keno community!

Please let me know if there is any particular videos you would like to see from me, and I will be more than happy to comply if it’s within my capabilities!

Keep it fatty shredders!

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1 Month on Keto Thoughts and Progress

Ok, so my life is definitely officially changed for the better for the next foreseeable years of my life. I was always going to make the very final decision about whether this was for me or not after that 1st month was down, and this is probably the easiest decision I have ever made.

I have not only lost pounds (8lbs) and inches, but I have most importantly lost BODY FAT, 7% body fat to be exact! In just 1 month of Keto, and this number just keeps growing! This is the most dramatic change in a short space of time that I have ever seen within myself without calorie restricting and over training! I have always used my body as an experiment with different diets to see what makes me  not only look the best but FEEL the best, feel the most effortless and something I actually feel passionate about! Just like a vegan is passionate about not eating animal  produce, I am just as passionate about eating FAT! I wish I had known about this way of life a lot earlier, but hey, everything has it’s time.

I have actually now decided that I am going to build a business around this, I will be starting a YouTube Chanel with weekly uploads, recipe videos, advice, Q & As etc etc, I will be turning this blog into more of a business blog/website and I will also be going on a nutrition course so that I can be certified in this. I have never been so excited to start anything in my life, it’s as if a fog has been lifted and I all of a sudden have a strong sense of direction and know EXACTLY where I need to be going. Now I’m under no illusion that this is going to be easy, but I am willing to work my absolute butt off to turn it into something. I have always wanted a career where I would be able to help people in one way or another, and I feel like this is it.

So watch this space in the coming months for developments and changes and better content etc, I still fully welcome any help, hints or tips!

Also as per the tradion I will still be posting pictures of my meals etc for the week.

 

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Keto Week 3 Experiments

Week 3 started with even more gusto than the 1st 2, I had spent spent most of those researching different recipes I wanted to try, and I had been paid, so had bought all of the kitchen essentials I needed to started baking and experimenting in the kitchen. I have 5/6 I will be highlighting today!

First I obviously tried the Fathead Pizza, which was definitely a success, I however used coconut flour instead of Almond and forgot to season the base, which did mean that it had a slight hint of coconut to it, not complaining though I love coconut, just will use almond flour and season the base next time to get a more authentic pizza base. I was so afraid when I started this that I would be able to enjoy my favorite anymore, but boy was I wrong!

My second was the ICE-CREAM, I had never made ice-cream before ever, and I must say for my 1st attempt i think I did a pretty dam good job. Obvously it wasn’t perfect by any means, but fact is it tasted like vanilla icecream. I took ideas form a few different recipes I found online, but the main bulk of it was from ruled.me (loving this blog, tons of easy recipes! – Ruled.me ice-cream ). I didn’t do the cookies part of this recipe though as I already had some Keto brownies that I had baked. I chose to add some MCT oil to the recipe for higher fat count and a smoother finish, however the longer it’s frozen the more solid it got, so I have to leave it out for ages before I can have any, which isn’t really that huge of a problem to be honest. I would make slight changes perhaps to make this more to my taste such as putting in a little less erythritol as I found it rather sweet, however having this with some peanut butter balances out the sweetness for me so still definitely do-able! (Just a note that I am writing this in the middle of week for and I have now actually found an ice-cream you can buy that is pretty keto friendly called Perfect World Ice-cream , I will obviously talk more on this in my next blog!)

My third experiment was some low carb tortillas, these were definitely a success too, however I wasn’t massive on the taste, I also chose a complicated’ish recipe which included a lot of psyllium husk, I love this ingredient as a binding agent, however it kind of took-over the taste slightly, still good though especially if you like very bready tasting stuff. There is a lot simpler flatbread type recipes that I have seen that I will be definitely using whenever I’m in need of tortillas.

The 4th experiment was 4 ingredient pancakes I found on Keto Connect – Keto Connect Macro Pancakes  (this couple is my absolute favorite when it comes to keto, they also have a YouTube channel – Keto Connect YouTube ). These partnered with my sugar free butterscotch syrup were ABSOLUTELY delicious! Without the syrup they obviously were not sweet so I actually used them in a savory wrap which was also a complete success! I would suggest adding a sweetener in future if I wanted to have the pancakes without any of my syrup. But these are definitely going to be a regular in my kitchen, even made some for my roommate who absolutely loved them also (she is not keto), so a winner all round!

The 5th and 6th, I’ll group these because they are both baked goods, were these Keto Fudgy Brownies from the My Sweet Keto blog post, which I have to say where one of THE BEST brownies I have ever made, keto or non keto alike, they were moist, chocolatey and luxuriously decadent, every time I ate one I had to remind myself they were keto, even my non-keto friends absolutely loved them! The 2nd were the chocolate peanut butter muffins which for the life of me I cannot find where I got them from! These were absolutely delicious, I chose to swirl the peanut butter on to the top of the chocolate batter just before I put them into the oven and this was my best idea yet, they taste of a strong chocolate then perfectly cut by the saltiness of the peanut butter, absolute perfection! If I figure out where I got them from I will post them in a future blog post.

Now I know some ketoers out there are anti sweeteners, however I have remained in ketosis the whole time (test myself every 2 days), and I feel great, can see my stomach shrinking and absolutely loving my kitchen experiments, so each to their own is definitely my keto philosophy!

Also just want to thank my new followers for joining me on this journey, it’s great to know other people will actually be seeing these now too. 🙂

Until next week, keep it fatty!

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Keto While Travelling!

IMG_20170715_140429Last week I traveled for work, and when I found out, I had a bit of a mini panic attack as it was only my 3rd week of being keto. But it could not have been better, I was able to eat out and enjoy some delicious food without cheating! And it really wasn’t even that hard to do in all honesty.

My main tip is to look at the menu before you pick a restaurant, so you do not get caught short and you can see what sort of staff they have to offer. I go one step further and decided what I’m going to have before I get there so I don’t overthink it. However even if you don’t do this, I found that most restaurants are/ can be keto friendly without even really trying or realizing that they are!

I even managed to lose a pound and another 1% of body fat that week, which I was absolutely buzzing with!!

Week 3 will be filled with me doing more experiments, I made ice-cream and tried fat head pizza among st a few other things, so watch this space!

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Keto Experiments! Week 1 update. 

Some of my meals for the week. 

So this is my second week on keto, and I am currently writing this in my hotel room as I am travelling for work (so look out for that next blog post!), and so far so good! Absolutely loving it, it’s making me more creative and making me actually cook a lot more than I did before which I am thoroughly enjoying! 

In the first week I lost 4lbs (which I know will be mostly water weight), and also lost a whopping 5% of body fat!! 5 whole percent, I was so shocked that I quadruple checked and it was definitely correct! Also it took me about 5 days to have a large number of ketones, (I use urine strips to test!), so about 5 days for my body to get rid of all the stored carbs and glycogen in my body. I find I am also feeling full for VERY long periods of time, to the point were I eat to get a few more macros in rather than because I’m really thst hungry (I workout hard, lifting, hiits etc, so need to make sure I’m feeding my muscles), which is the best thing, I don’t snack at all as I really have no need to. 

So those were the positives… The negatives are that because of all the changes my body is going through, I am abit on the constipated side, which I never ver had issues with before, although this now does seem to be balancing itself out. I also have been feeling quite tired, and always feel like taking a nap. I know this will eventually pass though so just riding it out until I hit that energy sweet spot! 

I have already been experimenting with different keto recipes, also making up a few of my own along the way! These include some chocolate and coconut oil fat bombs, some keto desert mug cakes and just other random things here and there. If and when I get people reading this or interested I will be more than happy to share! 

So all in all a great start and week 1 is under my belt! Week 2 I am currently travelling with work, so have already been thrown into the difficulty of keto while travelling, however I will be recording and taking pictures of everything I eat, so the next blog post will be travel related! 

  • Keep watching this space. 
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Day 1 Of Being KETO!

So the day has come, the day that I essentially give up carbs forever, yes that’r right, forever. See unlike fad diets, ketosis is a state that your body gets into, and to keep your body in that state you have to continue to eat in a way that promotes that.

So yesterday I had an emotional farewell to my beloved carbs! A final Chinese with rice AND noodles, and some breaded chicken too because why not.

I have already prepped my meals for today because it’s what I do (check out my instagram – flab2shred_prepper). On the menu today will be: meal 1 – some eggs fried in coconut oils, bacon and avocado. Meal 2 – slim noodles (0 carbs), and a homemade cheese sauce which I made using double cream, cream cheese and some mature cheese, also chucked in some mushrooms, this will be topped off with some spicy chicken.

So some of you might be wondering why I only have 2 meals, well I intermittent fast, I have been doing the 16/8 pattern, however I have decided to ramp it in my first month of Keto and take 2 hours out of that so now I will be fasting for 18 hours and have a 6 hour eating window. This is just my little experiment with myself to see if i can ramp up the speed at which my body goes into ketosis (and because I actually really enjoying fasting in all honesty).

I will be keeping weekly updates on here to help myself and anyone else who might be wondering what the keto diet is like.

Feel free to ask questions, give tips and all of the above! SO excited to now be a part of the keto community!