Healthy Eating

clairelucas

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Because raised insulin controls, waistline [weight] blood pressure [it blocks sodium receptors in your kidneys causing your body to hold onto water] A1c [blood glucose], Trigs & HDL. It's not fats and salt that's making us sick, it's utlra processed foods with lots of sugars!

Look Dr's David Unwin, Aseem Malhotra, Zoe Harcombe, Jason Fung, Paul Mason and Proffesor Tim Noakes to name a few

B#@$%r.
I'm eating all wrong- definitely a carb addict. Hi bran pre biotic cereal for breakfast. Hummus and seeded bread for lunch. Whatever I can force the kids to eat for tea..
Carbs,carbs and more carbs.
With extra carbs on top...
Heeeelp!
 
I've lost my central heating - 80lbs to be precise, so I now feel the cold!

Congratulations :thumbsup: That's a hell of an achievement, I know...I lost 54lbs a couple of years ago (felt really cold too), I did it with some friends through weight watchers as I needed the challenge of others.
 
Made Fishcakes one night from Fast800 recipe book, as usual I couldn't just stick to ingredients, but putting mashed chick peas in, instead of Mashed potato, made them tasty & really filling.
 
B#@$%r.
I'm eating all wrong- definitely a carb addict. Hi bran pre biotic cereal for breakfast. Hummus and seeded bread for lunch. Whatever I can force the kids to eat for tea..
Carbs,carbs and more carbs.
With extra carbs on top...
Heeeelp!
It was hard at first not eating bread & pasta, but it gave me such bad stomach that I was crackers eating it! It's been good to see BP come down & to cut down on meds. I 'treat' myself to bread on fridays or saturdays now. And then only decent stuff. Cramps or no cramps I need my fix.
(see Biscuit post) I have to give biscuits away or I'll eat them & regret it. Sons have been buying them & hiding them.:D
 
I'm a, bung it all in & hope for the best, kind of cook. Trouble is replicating a meal when it turns out well.:p

Yep my style of cooking 'bung it all in' ESPECIALLY when working, the slow cooker was my best buddy batch bake, portion and freeze, chilli, bolognaise sauce, stews, curries, pull apart pork, beef short ribs, soups.

Then make big batches of cauliflower rice, celeriac & cauli mash [my replacement for spuds], celeriac dauphinoise, cauli & broccoli bake and packet of Swoodles [spiralised swede] from Tescos, again portion and freeze.

Instant dinners, pack ups etc once you built up your freezer stock probably made 1-2 slow cooker meals a week and the odd meal from scratch.

It was hard at first not eating bread & pasta, but it gave me such bad stomach that I was crackers eating it! It's been good to see BP come down & to cut down on meds. I 'treat' myself to bread on fridays or saturdays now. And then only decent stuff. Cramps or no cramps I need my fix.
(see Biscuit post) I have to give biscuits away or I'll eat them & regret it. Sons have been buying them & hiding them.:D

This is interesting in why so many of us have issues with grains now, selective and genetic engineering


I now make my own grain free and VERY low carb bread, again batch bake two loaves at a time cut in half and freeze. Weigh out all the dry ingredients, store 8 bags at a time in ziplock bags until breads needed.


There is another good low carb bread recipe either manual or bread mixer recipe BUT if you have gluten issues it can still be problematic

 
I tried Cauliflower rice. Fine when completely fresh. Made lots & froze it. Was truly revolting.
I found broccoli rice better. I have always loved eating the stalks of veg better than the actual veg. I chop broccoli & cabbage stalk & put in salads. Love pea pods too. My late mum used to despair:D For some reason she used to tell me it would give me worms.:p
 

clairelucas

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I tried Cauliflower rice. Fine when completely fresh. Made lots & froze it. Was truly revolting.
I found broccoli rice better. I have always loved eating the stalks of veg better than the actual veg. I chop broccoli & cabbage stalk & put in salads. Love pea pods too. My late mum used to despair:D For some reason she used to tell me it would give me worms.:p
The steam fresh (other brands probably ok and available) frozen cauliflower rice is fine though, and obviously easy-peasy..
 
Made Naan breads the other night. Wish I'd done it years ago. So easy, lady at work always makes her own.
The steam fresh (other brands probably ok and available) frozen cauliflower rice is fine though, and obviously easy-peasy..
Nope, not going to convince me. I simply don't like it. Broccoli rice fine. Slightly sweeter. More nutritious than Cauli too
 
I think I have fallen off the wagon with onset of chilly weather. Still not eating bread, pasta etc. But can't do without my potatoes.
On NHS endorsed shakes during day. Fingers crossed it works. Our office manager took part in trial & lost 3 stone after years of trying through clubs.
 
Got no chance
Monday someone brought in a box of biscuits
Tuesday selection of Mr Kipling cakes
Wednesday apple pies
Today still finishing off the biscuits, cakes and pies
I simply have no willpower:drool:
 

clairelucas

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Got no chance
Monday someone brought in a box of biscuits
Tuesday selection of Mr Kipling cakes
Wednesday apple pies
Today still finishing off the biscuits, cakes and pies
I simply have no willpower:drool:
Not being strict, treats allowed, but nothing like the 'if it's left over- it's mine!' mentality I had before..
Sorry if I'm trying to sound all wise and experienced, its now only been a week!
 
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I think I have fallen off the wagon with onset of chilly weather. Still not eating bread, pasta etc. But can't do without my potatoes.
On NHS endorsed shakes during day. Fingers crossed it works. Our office manager took part in trial & lost 3 stone after years of trying through clubs.
Celeriac is my potato alternative mild parsnip flavour [I dislike parsnips] the whole family eats it now!
The best celeriac chips, I don't have an airfyer so bake in the oven for 50 mins


CELERIAC

Celeriac and swede mash


Celeriac Fries [deep fry in beef dripping]


Celeriac wedges, coat in almond and spices and bake https://www.copymethat.com/r/8W5LznF/celeriac-wedges-lowcarb/


Celeriac jacket potatoes bake small ones in the oven add butter, cheese etc


Celeriac Dauphinoise or easy cream sauce whole bourisn and double cream http://www.primalplate.co.uk/blog/2016/3/22/celeriac-dauphinoise


Celeriac Fondant https://www.raymondblanc.com/recipes/celebration-of-celeriac-recipe/


Celeriac Rosti


Celeriac Remoulade https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/feb/27/nigel-slater-classic-celeriac-remoulade


Celeriac Gratin grate mix with cheese use a topping on fish pie


Celeriac spiralise fry in butter or microwave use as spaghetti


Celeriac thinly slice use as spud sub in moussaka [like to roast mine first with aubergine add thyme salt and pepper spray with oil]


Celeriac Pasta sheets par boil for a few mins drain and use in lasagna


Celeriac Bhajee's yet to try these


Celeriac Soups with curry powder, or Celeriac and Spinach or Celeriac and bacon https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/collections/hearty-soups/slow-cooked-celery-and-celeriac-soup

Just swap onions for leeks https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/jan/23/nigel-slater-recipes


Celeriac Stuffed shallots bacon mushrooms and grated cheese super tasty ? cut into 4 bake in oven scoop out centre mix with bacon etc fry all in olive oil top with grated cheese return to oven for 10 minutes. Another idea https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/whole-baked-celeriac-walnuts-blue-cheese
Celeriac Salt baked [cooking time is too low ]https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/796636/salt-baked-celeriac
Celeriac Gnocchi https://stefangourmet.com/2016/01/0...gnocchi-di-sedano-rapo-con-salmone-affumicato
OR ketofy celeriac ice cream [on my to try list] !!! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/dec/14/celeriac-recipes-hugh-fearnley-whittingstall
 

clairelucas

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Celeriac is my potato alternative mild parsnip flavour [I dislike parsnips] the whole family eats it now!
The best celeriac chips, I don't have an airfyer so bake in the oven for 50 mins


CELERIAC

Celeriac and swede mash


Celeriac Fries [deep fry in beef dripping]


Celeriac wedges, coat in almond and spices and bake https://www.copymethat.com/r/8W5LznF/celeriac-wedges-lowcarb/


Celeriac jacket potatoes bake small ones in the oven add butter, cheese etc


Celeriac Dauphinoise or easy cream sauce whole bourisn and double cream http://www.primalplate.co.uk/blog/2016/3/22/celeriac-dauphinoise


Celeriac Fondant https://www.raymondblanc.com/recipes/celebration-of-celeriac-recipe/


Celeriac Rosti


Celeriac Remoulade https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/feb/27/nigel-slater-classic-celeriac-remoulade


Celeriac Gratin grate mix with cheese use a topping on fish pie


Celeriac spiralise fry in butter or microwave use as spaghetti


Celeriac thinly slice use as spud sub in moussaka [like to roast mine first with aubergine add thyme salt and pepper spray with oil]


Celeriac Pasta sheets par boil for a few mins drain and use in lasagna


Celeriac Bhajee's yet to try these


Celeriac Soups with curry powder, or Celeriac and Spinach or Celeriac and bacon https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/collections/hearty-soups/slow-cooked-celery-and-celeriac-soup

Just swap onions for leeks https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/jan/23/nigel-slater-recipes


Celeriac Stuffed shallots bacon mushrooms and grated cheese super tasty ? cut into 4 bake in oven scoop out centre mix with bacon etc fry all in olive oil top with grated cheese return to oven for 10 minutes. Another idea https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/whole-baked-celeriac-walnuts-blue-cheese
Celeriac Salt baked [cooking time is too low ]https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/796636/salt-baked-celeriac
Celeriac Gnocchi https://stefangourmet.com/2016/01/0...gnocchi-di-sedano-rapo-con-salmone-affumicato
OR ketofy celeriac ice cream [on my to try list] !!! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/dec/14/celeriac-recipes-hugh-fearnley-whittingstall
Looks like celeriac is going on my next shopping list...
 
it's easier to not eat a few days a week.


Following KETO lowered my hunger issues, eating sugar raises insulin, insulin makes you hungry, tells your body to store excess energy as fats- a vicious cycle. I ended up eating twice a day, the more you eat also keeps insulin raised for longer and less time to recover

However it still wasn't enough I still failed 4 of the 5 metabolic health markers I'd reversed diabetes A1c, but weight stalled so waistline, BP, Trigs & HDL, all governed by high insulin [hyperinsulinemia]

So in Feb this year I switched to alternate day fasting ADF - however I do mine with high fat drinks, as fat barely raises insulin response. Then came lockdown made this so much easier no more socialising/late night eating etc , I broke my stall, reduced BP now waiting on Cholesterol test [all routine blood tests cancelled nationwide due to a shortage of chemicals!!]

But I now pass 3 of 5 metabolic health markers, fingers crossed for Trigs and HDL when I finally get my test.

Our ancestors didn't have access to 24/7 supermarkets and food, we've changed how often we eat . My fav quote at the minute from Dr Zoe Harcombe PhD in nutrition "Unless you are a cow or want to be the size of one, stop grazing!"

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While i was strict very low carb I didn't get the shakes when I hadn't eaten for a while.
Started being naughty again as feeling v down. Missed a meal at weekend, shakes back!
Need to be strict again. It helped so much.
Although interesting side note, my BP & heart rate have still stayed lower. & reflux seems better, maybe our bodies need a 'reset' occasionally?
 
I'm a recent convert to celeriac, my local shop never sells it though :(

I bulk buy it and make batches of celeriac & cauli mash, portion in ziplock bags and freeze, defrost and snip corner of bag off to pipe onto cottage pies etc.

I also pre make chips and bag up and freeze
 
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