Whenever I tell someone about eating Keto and how my husband and I have lost a combination of over 70 lbs this year, I'm told "I could never do that". I understand where they are coming from because I would estimate that my diet used to consist of over 80% carbs. I couldn't imagine eliminating them, but I did, or at least I cut them back dramatically. Cravings still happen and today I'm going to share how I manage some of my most demanding cravings while still maintaining a low carb diet. The … [Read more...] about Dealing with Carb Cravings While Eating Keto
We are in our third month of eating keto, so I am also sharing our meals. Last week I shared our meals from the first two weeks and here are our meals from weeks three and four. Meal Choices When we wanted some chicken wings, we opted for President's Choice Dry-seasoned Rotisserie-style Chicken Wings made in our air fryer. They are low in carbs (watch the serving size though) and really tasty too. We had steamed green beans with butter on the side. Once again, we enjoyed a roast beef … [Read more...] about Eating Keto: Weeks 3 and 4
In the Getting Started blog post I recommended some keto snacks to have on hand when you switch to a low carb/high fat diet. Now I will share some of the low carb meals that we ate in our first few weeks. Hellman's Parmesan Chicken without the bread crumbs. This is a recipe I have made many times before so it wasn't a huge adjustment. I put asparagus and cheese sauce on the side. Another regular in our house is the omelette. My husband is a master at making omelettes. He put together … [Read more...] about I’m going Keto, what do I eat?
From photoshopped celebrities to perfect Instagram photos to ridiculous trends (thigh gap anyone?), we are being inundated with unreachable goals in terms of body image. Tweens and teens are at high risk for eating disorders. Multi-Grain Cheerios recognized this and decided to launch a campaign to drive attention and awareness around these unhealthy body images reaching kids across Canada. So far more than 16,000 Canadians have showed their support by signing our online petition to expose … [Read more...] about Having the talk… #Dietainment
I was a size 5 when I was 29, and I was unhappy with my body. I am in my early forties now and definitely not a size five, and I still struggle with my body image. When I was young I worried about the size of my chest and how skinny I was. Now I despair about how much weight I have gained and that I don't have the body I once had. But then I remind myself that I have had four children. I have lived over forty years and if I want to lose weight I can do it by making healthy choices and … [Read more...] about Modeling behaviour for my daughter #StopDietainment
There are many reasons people choose to follow a dairy free diet. They could be vegan, or lactose intolerant. It could be doctor recommended, or it may be a personal choice. Many people who live with digestive disorders have made the switch and it has improved their health. Most people need a suitable replacement for dairy, particularly for milk. There are many options available, and Canada's #1 soy beverage is one of Earth’s Own Food Company’s beverage brands, So Good. Maintaining a protein … [Read more...] about Kick your heart into shape