Low Carb Style Italian Soda

If you’re following the low carb high fat way of life, then you’re in for a tasty treat! I thought for sure once I started this way of eating healthier that I would be giving up all desserts which is hard when you have a sweet tooth.

So I was at Costco the other day and I spotted a 24 pack of Kirkland Signature brand sparkling flavored water with zero calories, sugar and carbs (comparable to the ICE brand). It contains some vitamins, and is sweetened with Splenda, so if you’re not into that, stop reading now. The 24 pack was around $9.50 at my Costco which makes each bottle around .39. Not too bad if I do say so myself, but, I did find the ICE brand sparkling water on sale at Grocery Outlet for .50 per bottle. To me, the savings was worth getting the Kirkland Signature brand as it tastes pretty much the same anyways. BUT, any sparkling zero calorie water will do. It doesn’t have to be the ones mentioned above; it’s just what I used.

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  • Top a 16oz cup with ice
  • Take 2 TBSP of heavy whipping cream and pour into cup
  • Fill the rest with your choice of flavored sparkling water


Wa-la, it’s like heaven in your mouth! Okay, not really, but close, especially if you’ve been nothing but good with eating your veggies and meat on this low carb high fat way of eating. You could also substitute this for Diet A&W Rootbeer and have yourself a float. I prefer Diet A&W if I am going to get anything diet, because it doesn’t quite have that nasty aftertaste that I loathe.

Go ahead, give it a try!

The Veggetti is Amazing!

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.


Low Carb Coconut Pancakes

I decided since I had gained about 15lbs back of what I originally lost 2 years ago doing Nutrisystem that I needed to start doing something about it before it gets more out of control than it already has this last year. My sister told me about this low carb high fat way of eating which intrigued me, and wasn’t too different than the paleo that I wanted to start. So I decided to get my butt in gear, bought all of the food I would need and gave it a go on May 31st. I have lost about 4.5lbs since then and all I did was cut my carbs down to 30g or less a day and get rid of sugar. This way of eating sends your body into Ketosis, which gets rid of the fat, rather than stores it.

Anyways, since I can’t have any bread, potatoes, or anything else with high carbs; I decided I better purchase some coconut flour since I love love love pancakes and anything with breading to satisfy my cravings without hindering my weight loss progress.

Low Carb Coconut Pancakes Recipe


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  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • A pinch of Stevia or more for desired sweetness
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • Coconut oil or butter for cooking.



  1. Preheat griddle/pan on medium heat.
  2. Crack eggs into bowl and mix completely until whites are not seen or until frothy. Mix in milk and stevia.
  3. Add Coconut flour, baking soda and salt and whisk together until all clumps are gone.
  4. Grease pan with coconut oil or butter and ladle a few scoops of batter into pan for each pancake. The pancakes will be thick so you may want to flatten them down with a spatula if you prefer to have them cooked all the way through.
  5. Once you start to see little bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, its time to flip it and cook the other side for a couple minutes.
  6. Top it off with some sugar free syrup, butter and what have you.

So yum and very coconut-y!

I added 3 strips of bacon to get in some fat for my breakfast.

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