Friday, May 31, 2019

7 Keto Lies You Should Stop Believing Right Now!

It doesn't take me much to get me fired up about Keto lies.

I have tried nearly every diet and they've all failed me. Even the Keto diet has failed me. And that is exactly why I am writing this post.

Here's the thing:

I am so tired of feeling like a failure.

I am so tired of feeling negative about myself, my body, my weight....and I'm so tired of "trying things", only to find out that they don't work.

And I don't think I'm alone.

I am 99.9% sure that there are many, many people just like me out there who have tried and failed at dieting until they are so frustrated that they've given up.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Keto Pizza Dough

I have tried so many different kinds of pizza crust.

The only kind I haven't tried was a cauliflower crust, because you can't buy it here, and I've made cauliflower bread once.

I'll just put it this way:

If it's complicated, I may try it once, but I wont try it a second time.

My life is already so incredibly busy, that I don't have time for complicated meals.

Hey! I like to get busy in the kitchen as much as the next lady, but I like to get busy creating quick, easy, and delicious meals.

Especially considering that I'm the only Ketonian in my house - so most meals require either a modification for me, or a completely different meal.

So, if it's not quick and easy, I'm not eating it.

I've tried the all cheese crust, which is okay - but a little too much cheese for me.

I've tried a more eggy-bread crust - and was not a fan. I don't like baked eggs of any form, so this was a no-go for me.

Then I found a recipe for fat head dough made with coconut flour.

I couldn't wait to try it, because I'd only ever seen recipes for fat head dough with almond flour, which if I can find it at all it is way beyond my budget.

I have played with this recipe and have come up with the perfect combo that works for me.

So here we go

Monday, September 3, 2018

How Exercise Affects Adrenal Fatigue

My battle to recover from Adrenal Fatigue has been long and arduous.

To be sure, there have been factors that have contributed to the battle: comfort eating, not recognizing my load limits - just to name a couple.

In fact, last year I nearly gave up on recovery. I was so discouraged by a major setback when my entire right hand was rendered almost useless by severe eczema. The dermatologist told me that the cause wasn't allergy related, but glandular.

I knew what that meant.

It was getting worse, not better.

I finally told the Lord that if this was meant to be my "thorn in the flesh", the thing that would keep me humbling coming before Him for the strength that could only come from Him, I would accept it.
Although deep inside I knew that this couldn't possibly be His will. My family needed me! They needed all of me. Not a shell of me.

There was one thing that holding me back, and I knew it.


I have always hated exercise.

Being more of a book worm and nerd, I would much prefer to stay indoors and read a good book, listen to music, cook, bake, clean, research...just about anything else.

Monday, August 27, 2018

How Food Affects Adrenal Fatigue

"The battle is real" - as my friend says.

And when it comes to Adrenal Fatigue and food, it is a tough battle wage.

I don't know what it's like for others, but for me it was a vicious cycle. Giving into fatigue led to mindless eating, and mindless eating usually meant unhealthy "comfort" foods" that would put my body in a relaxed state that only fed the fatigue. And so the cycle went.

The fact is that much of our diet causes chronic inflammation to our organs and arteries. Inflammation puts stress on our bodies, which causes strain for our already over-taxed adrenals.

The trick is to stop listening to our emotions that want to be soothed with chips, cookies, and burgers, and go for the foods that will help heal our bodies, reduce inflammation and boost our metabolism.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Supplements That Can Help Adrenal Fatigue

If there is one thing I've learned in my journey to recovery from Adrenal Fatigue is that you have to have every piece of the puzzle in place for real recovery to take place. If even one piece is missing, it simply wont work.

Every component is necessary.

One of those components is vitamins and supplements.

Before I launch into this article, I just want to say that I am not a doctor, nutritionist or naturopath. I don't pretend to know the cure for adrenal fatigue.

Anything I share here is what I was given by naturopath, and what I've learned from my hours and hours of research, and from my own N=1 experiments.

Many of them have worked, some of them have worked temporarily.