Never Eating Breakfast Again

I have learned something epic about myself. I am a raving lunatic. Okay, I already knew I was a lunatic but I did learn what might trigger some of my crazy. I noticed that when I eat breakfast, I have a problem.  Breakfast seems to trigger something in me that brings out my food beast. If I eat breakfast I will graze on random food all day long. I will eat breakfast and then eat two lunches, dinner, and maybe two snacks. It is ridiculous. I’ve learned that if I eat something for breakfast that I have a difficult time controlling my food consumption.

If you are my friend on Myfitnesspal, you know I usually drink my BPC (bulletproof coffee or tea) or an Atkins Chocolate Delight shake. On days like this, I am pleasant and I will eat small amounts of lunch and dinner. Seldom times, I will enjoy a small snack of peanut butter and a small portion of apple. I feel in control and I don’t overeat.

 

What are your food triggers?

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Low Carb Motivation Train Choo Choo

There was no need for suspense this week.  I weighed in at a measly 412.2 this week.  This is a 7 pound LOSS from last week.  I am seriously chugging along. This low carb motivation train is not bound to stop. I am going to keep rolling on!

I will be sharing more recipes in the near future as well as some low carb cooking videos starring Just Cooking With Joe.

How did you do this week?

 

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Day of Eating Low Carb

by Tamona on July 18, 2014 · 0 comments

Day of Eating Low Carb

I think what makes this way of eating so daunting is the inability to decide what to eat every day. I figured it was time to give you an idea of what I eat in a day.

Breakfast
Bulletproof Tea or Coffee

Lunch

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Dinner
Porksteak andsalad

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As you can see, Iwas unable to finishmy plate.

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Any leftovers I have during these three meals are usually eaten as snacks if I get hungry. As you can see, I am not starving and I don’t have time for those carrots. Those are carbs I choose not to consume.

What does your day typically look like?

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Oberto Applewood Bacon Jerky Review

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Jerky is definitely an acquired taste. I am normally not a huge jerky fan but I’ve been giving it a try through my low carb journey.

I’ve tried all types of Oberto jerky and so far, the Applewood Bacon Jerky is the absolute best! It’s hard to believe this bacon jerky isn’t just fresh, cooked, delicious bacon. This bacon is NOT hard, tough, or dry.  I have to say this is the absolute best jerky I’ve ever eaten.

I’m sure many of you will want to know the nutritional information associated with this delicious bacon jerky so here you are . . .

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I have been eating this jerky as a snack and on my salads. As you can see, I’m not endangering my 20 carb a day carb count. This has to be one of my most favorite snacks.

What’s your favorite snack?

 

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Fried Mackerel Croquettes and Onion Fried Potatoes Recipe

Mackerel Croquettes
3 cans of Mackerels
1 onion
2 bell peppers
3 eggs
1/2 package of Saltine crackers (ground finely)
1 c cornmeal
1/2 c flour
House seasoning (garlic, pepper,  sea salt, etc.)
Cooking oil (vegetable, canola,  or peanut)

Onion Fried Potatoes Recipe

4-5 Peeled and diced potatoes
1 small onion
1/4 c butter
House seasonings

This recipe is super simple and a family staple around our house. You can use salmon instead mackerel if you prefer the taste, there is absolutely no need to alter the recipe in any way to accommodate the change.

Open and drain your mackerels. You will need a large bowl to mix you ingredients and old newspaper or a bag for your trash.

Remove the mackerels from the can and peel the skin away. Gently open the fish to locate the bones. Carefully remove the gentle bones and place the bones and skin in the newspaper or trash bag to discard later.

In a skillet, sauté the onions and bell peppers in butter until slightly translucent.  This step is not necessary.  I prefer to saute but my mother does not. Either way is fine but if you don’t want to risk crisp vegetables, sauté!

Place your de-boned fish in the bowl. Add the seasonings,  onions,  bell peppers, eggs, and half of one strip of crackers ground finely.

Shape your croquettes into small round flat circles. Make them slightly thin but not translucent.

Fill your skillet half way with cooking oil. When the skillet is hot, add your mackeral croquettes. Brown each croquette on each side.

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While your mackerel croquettes are cooking, place your diced potatoes in a skillet.  Add the seasonings and butter to the potatoes. Chop and wash your onion and stir in with the seazonings and potatoes. The butter will melt slowly. Cover the potatoes and allow them to steam cook for 3 minutes and stir. Cover the potatoes again and allow them to complete their cooking. (Typically about 7 minutes total cooking time on medium heat.)

Now serve . . .

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