Hi guys! Welcome to a new blogpost!
The last few weeks I have been very frustrated with myself. I’ve worked my butt of (literally haha) and I’ve eaten a lot healthier the past few months and it has brought a lot of change, but it hasn’t changed in a certain area. I really really want to get rid of my muffintops and lower belly fat. It’s so hard for me to get rid of it because the fat has been there for such a long time and it just doesn’t want to disappear. After doing a lot of research I found out that If you want to attack that area of your body, you really need to cut carbs. This was devastating news for me since I’m a carb addict. But, I really want to reach my goals this summer and I figured that feeling good about myself is better than pasta and bread every day. So I decided to give HIGH FAT LOW CARB a try. It’s also called KETO DIET but I don’t like the word KETO and I hate the word Diet. Some of you guys might know this, but I’d like to see my eating as a healthy lifestyle that makes me happy and healthy, not as an obligatory diet. You guys might be wondering what is this?
Your body needs energy to survive the day. It needs energy to for example get your heart to pump. Most of the time your body gets it’s energy from carbs such as bread, pasta, rice,… But too many carbs are not good for your body and that means that your body won’t burn the fat that you hate so much to produce energy. It has enough from the carbs that you gave your body. When you cut the carbs and eat good fats instead, such as salmon and avocado, your body won’t get enough energy from the carbs! It’ll have to look for another resource… FAT! Instead of eating carbs, you eat more protein and good fat. Your body will learn to turn fat into energy! That means that if you eat less than your maximum calorie intake (in my case less than 1600), your body will have to use the belly fat and all of the fat that you hate to turn into energy!! Calorie deficit => Body uses fat storage from f.e. muffintops => body has energy again!
I was very very sceptical about this at first but since I saw a lot of people recommending this and since you need to cut carbs to get leaner, I decided to give it a try. Abs are made in the kitchen after all aren’t they! Last week I started this experiment! I found a lot of fun recipes and started to not eat bread during lunch! The carbs were also nowhere to be found during dinnertime. Instead I ate more olive oil, avocado, salmon, chicken with mayo, cheese, … After only one week, I’m already seeing a lot of difference. I’ve lost 1 kg already and I’m not bloated anymore, just no bloating to be seen anywhere. :O I also feel very light and my digestion is a lot better. At first it was hard to not eat bread, but if you eat something nice instead it’s not that hard! it’s actually very delicious and I look forward to lunch a lot more than I did before because know I need to be creative with my food and I love that.
These are a few of the recipes that I tried:
For Thomas I made a Salmon Carpaccio. This is what you’ll need.
- a sufficient amount of salmon, smoked or not
- 1 avocado
- home made mayonaise (you can find a lot of recipes online)
- 1 spoon of mustard
- olie oil
- apple cider vinegar
- pepper and slat
- a few drops of soya saus
For me I made myself some Mozzarella and tomato! Not hard at all!
- mozzarella balls
- small tomatoes
- 1 avocado
- basilicum oil
- apple cider vinegar
- olive oil
- pepper and salt
I also made this recipe! It’s a very delicious chicken salad! I also added mango to it, which is not seen in the photo.
- 1 onion
- 3 tablespoons of dill
- 1 rib of celery
- 200 g pp cooked chicken
- homemade mayonaise
This was very good! I recommend to grill the chicken instead of cooking it!
- minced beef/pork mix (500 g for 2 people)
- 2 bags of cheddar
- taco seasoning
- a tan of tomato cubes
- 1 onion
- 1 bag of cauliflower rice (Albert Heijn)
- 2 avocado’s + salt + pepper => guacamole
- salt + pepper for the minced beef
- grill the onion until they are golden
- add the beef
- add the tomatoes and the taco seasoning, let that cook for 3 minutes
- add the cauliflower rice and cook for 5 minutes
- put everything in an oven casserole
- top it all of with some cheddar and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes
- make yourself some guacamole to add to your dish
This was very good and I was very full very fast.
I’m looking forward to how this kind of eating will continue to influence my body.