As I mentioned in my low carb coconut pancakes post, I am doing a low carb high fat way of eating. Although I am yoyo’ing since I’ve started, I have manage to make it to 6lbs lost in 2.5 weeks. Not a fast loss, but still a loss nonetheless. I think it may have something to do with me not really keeping track of how much of what I’m eating, which I need to start doing since I need like 5% carbs, 70% fat and the rest protein. I think I am eating more protein than fat lately which is causing me to gain. The thing is, you need to eat more fat than protein in this way of eating, otherwise it will just turn to glucose and be stored as fat. If you’d like to read more on this way of life, I suggest checking out DietDoctor.
The hardest part about this way of eating is not being able to have sugar, not just sugary sweet desserts, but fruits that are high in sugar as well. I love my fruits, so I sneak a bite here and there which is not going to hurt me.
Trying to put together meals though that doesn’t involve some type of salad has been challenging. I needed to come up with a way to eat something similar to that I loved, only in a healthier way which led me to the Veggetti. My sister had been mentioning this thing but never tried it out herself, so since I couldn’t find it in a store, I decided to order it on Amazon since I have prime 2 day shipping.
Let me tell you, this thing is absolutely amazing! I was able to make zucchini noodles in 1 minute flat. Just stick your vegetable of choice in the thin or thicker grater side and gently twist the vegetable. It starts perfectly shredding your veggies into delicious noodles. I decided I was going to make some shrimp Alfredo with zucchini noodles since Alfredo sauce is high in fat. It was sooo good and so simple. My husband isn’t exactly following this with me since he doesn’t need to lose any weight, so having to cook 2 different meals is a pain in the rear. Having something quick and easy is a godsend and the veggetti is now my new best friend.