Monday, 26 March 2018

Spring detox

It is finally that time of the year when you can feel spring is just around the corner. For me this time means new life, positive energy, setting goals and a feeling of being invincible. What better time to start a detox!? A Spring Detox! Keto April coming up in 3... 2... 1...

Hang in there, spring is coming!

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Low carb vegetables

You can have plenty of vegetables while eating low carb. Look out for fresh, green vegetables from the cabbage and lettuce section, they have the lowest amount of carbs per 100 grams. Basically anything green. Mushrooms are also low carb, as is asparagus, green pepper (the other colours are sweeter and have more sugar). 


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Is kale LCHF?

The curly little green leaves of kale are suddenly everywhere! Unless you are from NYC. Then you have probably been eating kale for a couple of years already.

But some of us, i.e. my humble self, have only just discovered this super green. For a huge spinach fan like me (I LOVE SPINACH), kale certainly looks interesting. But is kale LCHF?

The rule of thumb for LCHF is that vegetables with less than 5g carbs / 100g (or 5%) are OK to eat on LCHF. Kale actually has 9g / 100g. This might be too many carbs for some but as you know I am quite liberal with my veg and think this is definitely within limits. The good thing about kale is that is also has lots of nutrients and quite high protein levels for a vegetable. And it's versatile. Oven-roast it with olive oil and salt for a healthy snack, add it to your smoothie, make a salad or stew. 

There is one big BUT. Eat spinach. Spinach is standing in the shadow of the hipster kale but spinach is also a truly amazing vegetable, just as versatile and even more nutritious (less carbs, more protein). 

The good thing is that you don't have to choose. Eat both. Mix'n match. Spinach and kale are partners in superfood. 

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Asparagus!

Today was a lovely spring day in London, sunny and warm. I love spring!

Another thing I love about spring is asparagus! It is perfect for low carb and now it is in season. And it goes so well with salmon, my favourite fish.

I always forget to take pictures of my food so here is one of my partner's plate. Mine was without rice but some home-made hollandaise sauce instead.


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

LCHF: The best nuts

Nuts and seeds are great snacks whilst low carbing. Or are they? Well, they can be! But there are large differences so be careful.

I have compiled a list of some nuts and seeds that low carbers can snack on - and some you should avoid. All the values are per 100 g but if you actually eat 100 g you are overdoing it - nuts should be in enjoyed as snacks, i.e. small portions and not en masse since they are rich in calories.

Source: www.fineli.fi



Legend:
Green - Great low carb snacks but beware of calories!
Yellow - Occasionally ok but do not eat too often or too much
Red - These nuts I would not consider low-carb. Avoid.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Gym 2.0

This is more of a training blog than it is LCHF blog lately. The reason is there is nothing new on the food front. I eat low carb and it is going well. But running! I love it! So much to tell!

I usually do hill training on the treadmill. I managed it the first time but only because I decreased the speed to close to zero. The second time I had to stop after 15 minutes and the third time I wanted to die. Today I felt like superman. Strong, fast and unstoppable. I even added another 10 minutes sprint after the hill training.

It's days like this that I am happy I signed up to the gym. The weather was terrible. Stormy winds and heavy rain. I would never have gone out running in this weather. I don't mind some rain or the cold but I don't want to torture myself. Running should be fun and British winter is not the best time for fun running. Although to be honest it was absolutely amazing running on Saturday - sunny, warm and autumn colored leaves everywhere. So there are good moments too. And for the bad days I can go to the gym. Win-win.



Autumn run in the South west of England looks almost like this (http://1.2.3.11/bmi/www.shutterscript.com/wp-content/files/Autumn_Run/Autumn_Run.jpg)

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Running progress

I went running today. It felt so good I just kept going, and going, and going... I ended 13 km later :) Longest run so far and I had an average speed of 9.8 km/h. A good pace (for me at least) but I could still talk with my running partner. Marathon training is fun!

Now I am watching X Factor after having my first home made meal since three weeks. Yes, I know it's not very good but at least I enjoy cooking these days. We had salmon with vegetables in a cream sauce. Very tasty!