Love this forum and this thread’s my favorite because there’s a lot of food love goin’ on!
I get loads of ideas here Part of the reason I don’t fast!
I think this is one reason keto works for me. Instead of the self flagellation of calorie counting, we’re learning healthy ways to enjoy our food. It’s a celebration of what we can have, not guilt trips about what we can’t.
Both ways are about increasing self-control. But positive reinforcement works better than negative as a first step in learning. Negative reinforcement has its place, but should be used more sparingly.
I see it with my students all the time. Instead of yelling at them to sit down and pay attention, we sing a silly hello song. Emotionally easier for everyone involved, and much quicker results. Grownups are the same. You just change what the positive reinforcement is. Personally, I prefer bacon to a silly hello song.
Wise words from the East. As ever.
And that’s why we call it “carb withdrawal”
Still not well here, decided to have breakfast at 630am sausages (Tesco Finest which are 1.5 carbs each), four eggs scrambled in ghee with salt and pepper, and of course my homemade turmeric mayo - oh, and a fatty decaf coffee with a raw egg blended into it.
no really not, I struggled to finish it
No picture (doesn’t look great). Seafood “salad” for “blunch” (no breakfast, went to gym, ate blunch at 10:45am). 3 tablespoons EVOO, red wine and apple cider vinegar (did not measure), 11 ounces shrimp, 1 package mussels, 1 can tuna, 58g olives. 1001 calories, 67.75g fat (61%), 98g protein (39%), 6g carbs (estimated - jar of olives says zero grams carbs per 15g olives, but I assumed 4g carbs for the 58g of olives I ate, 2g from mussels; probably higher, though, as shrimp usually has carbs in them too).
Would probably drop 1 tablespoon or more EVOO, as I don’t mind drinking vinegar, but don’t see the need to drink EVOO.
I’ve read SO many posts from people in distress about foods they cannot have. I rarely have this problem because it’s easy to focus on wonderful foods that I can have!
These meals I post pics of usually take only about 5-15 minutes of active prep/cooking time.
The same is true when talking to people about what I eat. They are far more distressed than I am. Comforting them takes so much unnecessary mental energy.
Late breakfast. Cheddar jalapeño sausages with a large omelet with carmelized onions, blackened (accidentally!) broccoli & sharp cheddar with a dollop of sour cream
Struggling to keep up with this, been a couple of months.back in Poland and meat feast as good as ever
Almost completely done with putting ornaments on our tiny tree. I probably have 30 more ornaments. Was wanting fish and salad this evening. Pecans and Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar and bacon fat. DH Ended up with some pesto, sun-dried tomato cavatappi too.
Getting all artsy.
Aussie Pickle Dave
Relaxing outdoors on our alfresco terrace as the weather warms up, dining on our finest handcrafted chicken sausages topped with swiss-brown mushrooms and house-blend gravy. Pan-fried broccoli and cabbage round out the dish.
This should be goal for us all… Low effort and tasty!
True that - & it still beats peeling the lid off of a low fat yoghurt
The pared back version but I won’t deny Pickle Dave was my inspiration