Crack Keto Biscuits

Crack Keto Biscuits

  • Servings: 12 biscuits
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Delicious whether you are doing a keto lifestyle or not. Loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. SOOOO Good.


Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (1oz) packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1-1/2 cups superfine almond flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup copped cooked bacon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave cream cheese and mozzarella cheese on HIGH for 1 minute. Stir until smooth.
  3. Add baking powder, eggs, ranch mix, and almond flour to cream cheese mixture. Stir well.
  4. Stir in cheddar cheese and bacon. Stir until combined.
  5. Spray a 10″ iron skillet with cooking spray. divide the dough into 11 or 12 balls and place in skillet. Place skillet in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove skillet from the refrigerator and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Brush cooked biscuits with melted butter and sprinkle with dried parsley, if desired.

Recipe Courtesy of PlainChicken

Crunchy chicken salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Hearty, fruity and crunchy.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken chunked
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup green pepper
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 1 apple (small, diced, leave the peel on)
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup yogurt, plain

Directions

  1. Use leftover cooked chicken, or cook enough chicken to make 2 cups of chicken pieces.
  2. Chop the celery into small pieces.
  3. Chop the green pepper into small pieces.
  4. Peel and chop 1/4 of an onion.
  5. Peel and chop half of a cucumber.
  6. Chop the apple into pieces. it’s okay to leave the peel on the apple.
  7. Cut the grapes in half.
  8. Put all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together.
  9. Serve over a bed of lettuce or put on crackers.

As a woman have you stalled on Keto?

I’ve been doing modified Keto now for 3 years. I initially lost 27 lbs in 3 months and have been able to keep off most of that over the last 3 years. Lately though, I have noticed that even though my weight hasn’t really fluctuated up more than 3 lbs, my measurements have gone up. Not much but a little.

I read this article the other day about keto specifically for women because our hormones always play a role in our weight loss that men don’t seem to have a problem with. That hormone is estrogen. Experts say all keto’s dietary fat spurs extra production of the hormone, and it fights to keep up padded with a protective layer of flab – even after menopause. A study led by University of Iowa’s E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD confirms estrogen counteracts some keto magic.

So all you have to do to counteract this issue is to add more fiber. “Fiber binds to and eliminates excess estrogen” explains Radical Metabolism author Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD. “It also feeds gut bacteria shown to speed weight loss.”

So if you have stalled or just can’t get rid of that last layer of flab – maybe try this fix by adding a little extra fiber. Check out high fiber cheat sheet below.

What is a Low Carb Keto Lifestyle

We need to talk about the difference between a Low Carb diet, a Ketogenic Diet and a Keto Lifestyle.

A Low Carb Diet generally allows you to have a diet in which less than 30% of your total daily macronutrient calories come from Carbohydrates.

A Ketogenic Diet, however, consists of about 5-10% Carbohydrates, 15-30% Protein and the remaining as fat.

A Ketogenic Lifestyle basically consists of a Ketogenic Diet or a Low Carb Diet and then supplements with pure therapeutic ketones. Click for more information.

I personally do a Ketogenic Lifestyle. I take a supplement every day that puts my body into ketosis in under an hour and not feel guilty because I know my body will still be in ketosis.

Ketosis is where your body is burning fat for fuel. Our bodies do this as a normal part of life – create Ketones in the liver – and that runners high – well that is when you eliminate all the glucose from your body and start burning natural ketones. By taking a supplement, I burn Ketones every day.

When I first started on this lifestyle – I didn’t change my diet and I just added the pure therapeutic ketones. I put my body into ketosis with just supplementing. (you can test it and prove you’re in ketosis) Then about week two I started to eliminate carbs (keeps you from getting the keto flu) til I got into ketosis naturally and with the supplement. This allows it to be a lifestyle instead of a diet (DIEt) I have always felt deprived when I’ve been on a diet.

I used the supplement to help me lose weight but that isn’t really what it is for – that is just a great side benefit. It helps you have more Energy, better Sleep ( I used to have to take sleeping pills), better Mental Focus, Better Mood. It clears the skin, helps preserve the muscles, acts like an appetite suppressant and so many more things. It overall just makes you feel better.

AND for me the biggest benefit is that I have been able to maintain my weight within 3 lbs for the last two years. That is a first for me. I’ve always been able to DIET, but then as soon as I go off the DIET I gain it all back and then some. This time is different. Ketones for me are the way to go. I love my lifestyle and I don’t ever feel deprived.

Low Carb Keto Lifestyle Success

On Saturday, we had our Low Carb Keto Lifestyle event in Pooler, GA. It was awesome. We had some fantastic speakers. Peter Brodhead from Brighter Day Health Foods, Dr Tassie Hargrove, Naturopathic Doctor from Savannah, Nicholas Couch who is an Independent Pruver with the company Pruvit and Kerri Dodson who is a Holistic Health Coach.

We also had discussions on whole foods, microbiome, healthy living, exogenous ketones and incorporating exercise into a healthy lifestyle. Lunch was enjoyed by all. Raffle prizes were given out and everyone had a great time.

Our speakers enjoyed themselves as well. Maybe next time they can come and stay the whole time to hear each other’s talks. We will be doing this again in the future. I had a blast organizing it and getting things lined up.

As we move forward over the next couple of weeks we will be highlighting some of the things that our guest speakers talked about. So stay tuned to next week and hear some of the things that Peter had to say.