Elsie H. Effin
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burn baby burn

Right with you there Ariel.

“Interestingly, the human dietary requirement for carbohydrate is virtually zero; we can survive on a minimal amount of carbohydrate, which can be furnished by the liver as needed. But we can’t go long without fat. Unfortunately, most of us equate the idea of eating fat to being fat, when in reality, obesity—and its metabolic consequences—has almost nothing to do with dietary fat consumption and everything to do with our addiction to carbs.”

—   David Perlmutter, MD, in Grain Brain (via gluteusketosis)

(via tryingoutketo)

wiseandfeisty:

Flaxseed Meal Bread!

So after I posted the recipe for that flax muffin, lots of keto people started making flax stuff. I have only ever made microwave stuff so far, like muffins, my grilled cheese sandwich, Cbel’s carrot cake cupcakes, and my pumpkin things, but a couple people did baked bread so I thought I’d try it. I couldn’t find a recipe anywhere, but it was pretty easy to just make one up, it’s basically a baked version of the flax microwave mug muffin.

Anyway, here is my flax bread! It’s low carb/keto appropriate, gluten free, grain free, and surprisingly quite good. I’m not sure how it would hold up as a sandwich bread, it’s a bit delicate, but for toast/single spread type things or melty cheese it works nicely.

I used:
-4 eggs
-1 cup ground flaxseed meal
-4 tsp baking powder
-4 tsp olive oil
-1/4 cup water
-Salt, pepper, dried herbs, cinnamon, etc (basically season it how you choose depending on what sort of bread you’d like it to be)

Combine all ingredients, then spread (you will have to spread, it’s quite thick) into a loaf pan. I used a silicone one because I figured it would pop out easier. Cook at 375 for around 15 minutes.

This one is sliced into quarters, and then each quarter sliced horizontally to create slices. Wait until it has cooled on a rack for several minutes before cutting, like I mentioned earlier it’s quite delicate.

Nutrition per one quarter (two of the slices pictured)
Calories: 224
Net Carbs: 2.3
Fat: 13.9g
Protein:15.5g

(via candaceshay)

lowcarblina:

SATURATED FAT IS NOT BAD FOR YOU. EAT YOUR FULL FAT CHEESE. THROW SOME BACON ON DAT SHIT, COVER IT IN CREAMY ASS DRESSING.

DAS RITE

(Source: symphonyofawesomeness)

Also I kinda want to blast some very aggressive industrial noise right now, but I think I’d wake the roomie.  The sound carries through the vents too well.

I mean yeah I guess could probably play industrial noise really low, but that’s just inherently wrong no matter how you slice it.

Edit: true, headphones but I hate wearing them aaaaa

Insomnia hittin’ me hard today.  I’m naturally a night-owl, so this means I’m actually up at normal human hours.  @_@  I should have gone to bed at six a.m. pacific. 

Soooo I ate some breakfast, watered the tomato plants (and gave a little to the grapevine, and lemon and lime shrubs), ground some coffee beans (that Ethiopian organic free trade I got from Trader Joe’s) and made a fresh pot of coffee.  Whiiiiiich I kinda want a cup of right now.  It smells amaaaazing.

I need to remind myself to never look at YouTube comments, especially on videos related to LCHF nutrition (in this case, the “Fed Up” trailer) — the constant ignorance coming in from the “JUST EAT ALL FRUIT AND VEGGIES FOREVER” faction is so thick you can bodysurf on it. 

Also, on another note of bad judgement, I will never again schedule a cheat day to fall within PMS territory…not because of any mood-related thing since I have always had fairly mild symptoms, but because shit-food bloat plus PMS bloat causes a reeeeeally alarming number on the scale to pop up almost instantaneously.

More whinging about lady-stuff behind the cut.

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sollevatore:

levanna:

thatisnotababysleg:

I’ll take anyone of them

Relevant.

ribeye always <3

sollevatore:

levanna:

thatisnotababysleg:

I’ll take anyone of them

Relevant.

ribeye always <3

(via ketofeminist)

halfofwhatiusedtobe:

strengthandsweatpants:

It may be hard to read but this is one the wall at my gym and I love it. Food is important but difficult!!

I would LOVE this poster!!! anyone know where I can get one?

halfofwhatiusedtobe:

strengthandsweatpants:

It may be hard to read but this is one the wall at my gym and I love it. Food is important but difficult!!

I would LOVE this poster!!! anyone know where I can get one?

(via ketofeminist)

My keto off-day is now behind me — it was fun and yummy and I feel happy that I did it.  :>  Back on the plan now though, back to no brain fog, back to steady, reliable energy throughout the day!

sassingintothevoid:

Coffee porn.     (Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)

(via low-carb-lady)

kaia-on-firee:

thefitwriter:

thinnerginger:

shungoku-satsu:

Promoting men’s body positivity. We all don’t have chiseled abs.

I appreciate this post. For many reasons.

been waiting for a post like this!

All bodies are beautiful. Even man bodies.
Especially man bodies.

I would hug ALL these dudes.

kaia-on-firee:

thefitwriter:

thinnerginger:

shungoku-satsu:

Promoting men’s body positivity. We all don’t have chiseled abs.

I appreciate this post. For many reasons.

been waiting for a post like this!

All bodies are beautiful. Even man bodies.

Especially man bodies.

I would hug ALL these dudes.

(Source: speci-men, via ketoyum)

What do you put in your pantry?

cavemanmunk:

Ok so my family and I have been doing keto for almost 4 weeks and we are starting to wonder… What will we be putting in our pantry? I imagine it’s going to be pretty empty?

Low-carb flours like flaxmeal, coconut flour, almond flour.  Nuts of course.  Bags of good coffee.  Organic peanut butter.  Containers of coconut oil, also olive oil, avocado oil.  Cans of good tuna.  Um, what else…

…if I think of more, I’ll append them.  :)