Carbonara Inspired Shrimp Alfredo is a restaurant-quality dinner in less than 10 minutes. LOW CARB AND KETO APPROVED! Crispy bacon and juicy shrimp in a delectable parmesan cream sauce 🦐
The recipe is linked in my bio @cafedelites !
I've spent the last hour trying to think of a caption for this photo.
Usually I'm not one to be at a loss for words, but today I am.
When I started this journey in August 2017, I never ever in my wildest dreams thought I would have lost the first 60 lbs. When I started, I was hoping to lose 20 lbs *total*. So, to have exceeded my final goal weight of 160 lbs and now having lost a total of
~*ONE HUNDRED TWENTY*~ lbs...
it's leaving me speechless
& all the emotions.
I started this journey at rock bottom.
I was in the throes of a deep, dark depression when I stumbled upon the keto way of eating. I was so disconnected from my body, my emotions, and my life that the thought of such a life-altering change didn't feel scary, it felt like salvation.
It didn't take me more than a week to decide that I didn't have anything to lose, except the weight.
I'm thankful every. single. day. that I just went for it. My life has improved in every way imaginable - physically, certainly, but also emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
If you are considering whether it's possible, whether it's worth it - I'm here to show you that it is. Stop getting in your own way, and just make the change. Do the thing. I promise you, you won't regret it.
Shine on, friends ✌️.
•Size 16/18 pants
•Size 1x top
•4 months keto
•Size 8 pants
•Size small top
•17 months keto
•No exercise (not that it's not good for you, I just didn't to lose my weight)
•No loose skin
•Daily IF 16:8 (ratio of fasting hours to eating hours)
#transformationtuesday — I might have shed a couple tears after I saw these two pictures side by side. Today is the first day in a week that I’ve felt confident and halfway human. Is it a coincidence that I’ve had the last 5 days off and that’s when my motivation and self esteem plummeted? Probably not. I’m the type that needs to stay busy and moving and when I’m just a sitting duck, it starts messing with my head. There’s some things I need to figure out about that so that in the future I’m more comfortable with just being still. I think the issue is that I used to be so comfortable being still (thanks, depression) that it got me to 360 pounds. Now when I have lazy days it takes me back to those days and all the feelings come rushing back. We all have different things to figure out and work on during our paths to healthy so don’t think you have to struggle alone. 💛💛💛
464612923 hours ago
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could get the health benefits of exercise from eating certain foods? I know, right?
This is not meant to be a magic pill or a way of "biohacking exercise"
Instead, I’m going to give you some of the foods that mimic exercise and its physiological effects
#1 Green Tea - activated the main antioxidant pathway Nrf2 and stimulates fat oxidation
#2 Grape Seed Extract - activated PGC-1α, which builds new mitochondria and lowers oxidative stress
#3 Spices - increased fat oxidation and raise core temperature
#4 Turmeric - triggers neurogenesis, lowers inflammation, and causes a hormetic response in the body
#5 Herbs - they activate antioxidant pathways, promote autophagy, and sirtuins, which are good for longevity
#6 Coffee - increases fat oxidation, raises heart rate, stimulates cortisol, boosts autophagy, and alertness
#7 Cordyceps - increase time to exhaustion and promote endurance while lowering stress
#8 Apple Cider Vinegar - promotes ketone body production, increases fat oxidation, and lowers inflammation
#9 Olive Leaf Extract - rich in polyphenols and antioxidants that promote autophagy and AMPK
These foods mimic exercise by stimulating the same metabolic pathways and causing similar physiological responses -
They don't replace exercise by any means but they help your body to maintain a more advantageous metabolic state throughout the day
You can learn more about these same pathways and foods in my upcoming book called Metabolic Autophagy
Check out the link in BIO @siimland
Think you can’t eat @mcdonalds on a keto diet? Think again! 🍔💡
⭐️If you take any burger and order it plain and without a bun, you’ll have an instantly keto-friendly meal! In most cases, your burger will be served over lettuce. If you need to eat it on the go, you can wrap the burger in lettuce and be on your way!🥬
⭐️By eliminating the bun and condiments, you are virtually eliminating all of the carbs. If you order anything with cheese, it will add 2g of carbs, so be mindful of that decision! But a double cheeseburger will only run you 4g of carbs with the cheese, which is very easy to fit into any plan.🧀
⭐️Of course, you may just want to enjoy a Big Mac. And while you may be thinking that a Big Mac just isn’t the same without the bun, you’re mistaken! The “special sauce” is truly what makes this burger so great, and if you order yourself a Big Mac without the bun, but leave the sauce on, you will still only have about 7g of total carbs!
⭐️McDonald’s does have its fair share of fried foods, and while many of those options are very high carb, there are a few that you can still enjoy. The Filet-O-Fish and McChicken are both relatively higher carb, but at 10g or less, you can definitely make them work. Anything fried is going to have added carbs due to the breading, so if you can help it, try to stick with grilled burgers or chicken to save yourself some carbs!✔️
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KETO SALTED CARAMEL BROWNIE - A Salted Caramel Brownie topped with a caramel (yes we make our own keto caramel!) baked cheesecake – for a truly OMG moment eat straight from the freezer for a rich treat that tastes just like a caramel ice-cream!
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I HAVE to share this recipe! But I forgot to take a picture of the one I made. 🤦🏻♀️. I’m not good at this instagram thing. Haha. 🤷🏻♀️
Anyway, my husband LOVES baked potato soup, & I was proud of him lately when we ate out he didn’t order it, so I wanted to see how the keto version was. I made this recipe stove top, with the one change that I didn’t add the sour cream into the soup, but left it as a garnish with the other things to add when ready to eat. It is SO good! And my husband said it’s just like the restaurant (potato) one. (I used monterey jack cheese IN the soup & cheddar to garnish). If you like #bakedpotato soup but need low carb, you have to try this recipe! #keto#ketodiet#ketorecipes#ketofood#diet#weightloss
Special Delivery 🚲🍦 Don’t worry it’s a healthy frozen dessert from @winkdesserts . Wink frozen dessert is 100 calories for the whole pint 😱, has a soft consistency, gluten free, vegan, naturally sugar free (made with stevia and monk fruit) and keto friendly. My family tried all flavors and our favorites are Salted Carmel and Cake Batter. Wink is a healthy frozen treat perfect for all of those on a strict diet or have dietary restrictions. #winkdesserts#ad
Tonight’s ketoish dinner. Cheeseburger Salad. Grilled cheeseburger (grass-fed beef with organic American cheese), dill pickle, red onion and avocado over romaine and spinach, with dressing made of a little avo mayo, mustard, sugar-free ketchup and dill pickle juice 🤗🤗🤗 #keto#ketodiet#ketoish#dinner#whatsfordinner
👌* Garlic Bread!!! # Thoughts on this 1!!! repost @keto.tips ******
🍞 😍KETO GARLIC BREAD!! by @delish 💁 Did you know? 📖 The 4-Week Keto Challenge will guide you every step of the way. You’re never left to figure things out on your own. Nothing is left to chance. Simply follow the plan and you WILL succeed. By joining this program means you support our page 😃
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Make sure to Tag a Keto friend who would love this recipe!! 😍🙏😋👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻. INGREDIENTS
1 c. shredded mozzarella
1/2 c. finely ground almond flour
2 tbsp. cream cheese
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1 large egg
1 tbsp. butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
1 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan
Marinara, warmed, for serving
Preheat oven to 400° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, add mozzarella, almond flour, cream cheese, garlic powder, baking powder, and a large pinch of salt. Microwave on high until cheeses are melted, about 1 minute. Stir in egg. Shape dough into a ½”-thick oval on baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix melted butter with garlic, parsley, and Parmesan. Brush mixture over top of bread. Bake until golden, 15 to 17 minutes. Slice and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
Another meal knocked out of the park by #fullspoonmoon! This ribeye with roasted carrots and mushroom cream sauce was delish. I would have share pics of lunch (chicken cole slaw salad) but I scarfed it down before remembering 🙃
My jalapeño poppers are never pretty but they sure are amazing! -C
2119 hours ago
Chewy Choco Mint Keto Cookies
This recipe calls for a 1/4 cup of coconut flour which can be replaced by using more almond flour but I really feel that bit of coconut flour gives it a more store bought cookie texture. I also find that keto baking in particular changes and even tastes different based on temperature - these are great warm but I’m a bigger fan of them being left in the fridge for a few hours 👌 🍫 🍃 🍪
1 1/4 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Coconut Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 TBS. Gelatin Powder
2 TBS. Cocoa Powder
1/2 tsp. Mint Extract
1/2 tsp. Caramel or Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Coarse Salt
1 Stick of Butter
Optional 1/4 cup of sugar free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix dry ingredients, add egg and stick of butter and blend with hand mixer OR melt the butter and stir by hand. Add optional chocolate chips and spoon dough and slightly flatten out onto a sheet of parchment baker or non stick sheet. Bake for 15 min.
I’m going to attempt my very first 72 Hour Fast. I read an article that said a 72 hour fast can regenerate an entire immune system. Not sure if I completely believe that but I know there are many benefits. Also I want to practice discipline and restart keto so I think this is a good way to do it.
At first I was going to wait to accomplish this 72 Hour Fast before posting about it but I’m going to try to use this for extra motivation to get it done! 💪 I will post my results after.
A few of the many benefits of extended fasting include
1. Promotes Blood Sugar Control by Reducing Insulin Resistance
2. Promotes Better Health by Fighting Inflammation
3. May Enhance Heart Health by Improving Blood Pressure, Triglycerides and Cholesterol Levels
4. May Boost Brain Function and Prevent Neurodegenerative Disorders
5. Aids in Weight Loss by Limiting Calorie Intake and Boosting Metabolism
6. Increase Growth Hormone Secretion, Which is Vital for Growth, Metabolism, Weight Loss and Muscle Strength
7. Could Delay Aging and Extend Longevity
8. May Aid in Cancer Prevention and Increase the Effectiveness of Chemotherapy