Foraging Ahead
Keto Flu Survival Trick - Avocado

huh? who knew? Avocados have more than twice the amount of potassium than bananas! 

One of the challenges of converting to ketosis  (fat burning) is the first few days of electrolyte imbalance.  Part of the keto flu is due to the kidneys flushing out all that water that has been stored with glycogen (1 part glycogen, 2 parts water) as the glycogen is used up. With the fluids go your mineral stores. Meaning headaches, dehydration no matter how much water you are drinking, and dizziness.

The body needs salt, potassium and magnesium.

For magnesium, I get that best through the skin route - bathing in Ancient Minerals Magnesium Chloride flakes. For salt and potassium: Avocado dip (guacamole) with extra salt. Himalayan pink salt also has potassium. (Never ever use standard American table salt that has been stripped of all minerals and then fixed up with nasty non-caking agents.  But you knew that right?)

How much longer America?

Talked to man on my commute today who is really suffering with end stage diabetes. Made me want to cry. How much longer will this country barrel along its disaster course of advising carb filled low fat diets to those already being damaged with high glucose levels?

Primal workouts this weekend. who needs a gym? Spent my mornings yesterday and today raking out 1 to 2 feet thick redwood needle buildup from underneath 3 large trees. And ivy. Damn ivy. Cutting and pulling that out so it doesn’t choke off the trees. Result: continuous cardio work (breathing heavy), buckets of sweat (aka clearing the toxins) and a great squats plus arms plus back work out. About an hour and a half is all I can handle so far per session.

Quick and yummy LCHF take-to-work breakfast

This week I’ve been making the Diet Doctor’s summer breakfast to bring to work.  The recipe from his site is below.
My twist is to use a toaster oven cookie sheet, cover it in foil an then place a handful mix of raw sesame seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, raw crumbled pecans, raw slivered almonds, and hazelnuts and coat them in a spoonful of coconut oil and broil for about five minutes. I also found dried blueberries from Trader Joes that transport better than fresh. These are little sugar bombs of flavor and will add up in carbs so I use just a few. The base is the same as his recipe - a half and half mixture of heavy cream and Faye total yogurt (the full fat version). 

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Diet Doctor’s
LCHF-breakfast in the summer
June 24 2011 13:14 in Low Carb High Fat

http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf-breakfast-in-the-summer




A lot of people wonder what to have for breakfast when eating LCHF (Low Carb High Fat). How about something delicious and satisfying that only takes a minute to prepare?
Here is my usual summer breakfast.
Step 1

The foundation is high-fat “Turkish yoghurt” (10% fat). It can be eaten as it is, but I prefer to add in some heavy whipping cream (40% fat). The extra fat is a nice bonus, the main reason is simply to make the consistency a bit looser, not quite as firm as the turkish yoghurt tends to be.
Yoghurt + cream

After stirring

The magical ingredient

Here is my new breakfast müsli, since a month back or so. It’s a mix of different kinds of nuts and seeds and coconut flakes. The ingredients can be bought separately in the store and mixed like in the picture above:
Coconut flakes
Walnuts
Hazelnuts
Almonds
Flaxseed
Sunflower seeds
Pumpkin seeds
Luxurious finish

Some blueberries finishes it up. Of course, blueberries are not strict LCHF. But in limited amounts it’s not much sugar (a few grams). It’s OK not to add them, but adding blueberries makes it taste even better. It can be worth it if you are not too sugar sensitive.
It’s possible to vary the breakfast with different berries, like raspberries or strawberries.
Enjoy

To finish the breakfast up add some coffee, of course with heavy whipping cream in it. Eating this luxurious, satisfying and nutritious breakfast makes it easy to go without any more food until a late lunch… or maybe even until dinner.

Quick and yummy LCHF take-to-work breakfast

This week I’ve been making the Diet Doctor’s summer breakfast to bring to work.  The recipe from his site is below.

My twist is to use a toaster oven cookie sheet, cover it in foil an then place a handful mix of raw sesame seeds, raw pumpkin seeds, raw crumbled pecans, raw slivered almonds, and hazelnuts and coat them in a spoonful of coconut oil and broil for about five minutes. I also found dried blueberries from Trader Joes that transport better than fresh. These are little sugar bombs of flavor and will add up in carbs so I use just a few. The base is the same as his recipe - a half and half mixture of heavy cream and Faye total yogurt (the full fat version). 

:———————————————————:

Diet Doctor’s

LCHF-breakfast in the summer

A lot of people wonder what to have for breakfast when eating LCHF (Low Carb High Fat). How about something delicious and satisfying that only takes a minute to prepare?

Here is my usual summer breakfast.

Step 1

The foundation is high-fat “Turkish yoghurt” (10% fat). It can be eaten as it is, but I prefer to add in some heavy whipping cream (40% fat). The extra fat is a nice bonus, the main reason is simply to make the consistency a bit looser, not quite as firm as the turkish yoghurt tends to be.

Yoghurt + cream

After stirring

The magical ingredient

Here is my new breakfast müsli, since a month back or so. It’s a mix of different kinds of nuts and seeds and coconut flakes. The ingredients can be bought separately in the store and mixed like in the picture above:

  • Coconut flakes
  • Walnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Almonds
  • Flaxseed
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds

Luxurious finish

Some blueberries finishes it up. Of course, blueberries are not strict LCHF. But in limited amounts it’s not much sugar (a few grams). It’s OK not to add them, but adding blueberries makes it taste even better. It can be worth it if you are not too sugar sensitive.

It’s possible to vary the breakfast with different berries, like raspberries or strawberries.

Enjoy

To finish the breakfast up add some coffee, of course with heavy whipping cream in it. Eating this luxurious, satisfying and nutritious breakfast makes it easy to go without any more food until a late lunch… or maybe even until dinner.