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Solved - how not to put on weight this christmas

Sticking to the slow carb diet during the holidays

A finding my fitness holiday feastThis is great! I've been doing the slow carb diet for over a year now (see the results here) and I would be half a stone lighter were it not for my holiday season relapse. The lure of sugary mulled wine and sweet puddings was such that I just said "stuff the diet" for a  whole week. Not a long time in the grand scheme of things but enough to put on seven pounds.

Well christmas is coming up again but this year I have discovered a secret weapon. From Jason Jacobs at the finding my fitness website comes the solution to all my problems. 'A finding my fitness holiday feast' is an eBook crammed full of holiday season recipes that are fully low carb/paleo compliant.

The information is not limited to recipes. The instructions on how to cook a turkey are detailed yet simple to follow. The recipes too are very well written and easy to follow. I'm particularly looking forward to trying the breadless stuffing and the cranberry sauce recipes. There are a range of vegetable dishes and desserts. Best of all there is a low carb version of mulled wine!

I'm menu planning in my mind already!

If you want to enjoy the holiday season without putting on a few pounds, look no further than this brilliant eBook. You can buy buy it here


[Originally published 27 November 2013]

Another low carb dish

Exploring eggs - the frittata

First go at frittataI'd never made a frittata until five minutes ago. Despite owning a number of cookery books it had never been something I'd really come across. Nobody I knew made them and I'd never had one in a restaurant.

Then I came across a recipe for one on a low carb website. The deal with a frittata is that it's an egg dish, similar to an omelette, but with more filling, open faced and finished off under the grill. The idea is to end up with something quite thick and sturdy that be sliced, rather like a quiche without the pastry.

I pretty much followed the recipe. I fried of some veg, onion, garlic, spinach, parsley, bacon and added a few herbs, and while that was on the go, I started to whisk three eggs and a few tablespoons of milk. Once the veg were nearly done I poured over the beaten egg and left on a fairly low setting for five minutes after which I added a light sprinkling of grated cheese and finished off under the grill.

The result was surprisingly tasty with the melted cheese and sprigs of crispy bacon really tickling my taste buds. Will definitely add this to my list of low-carb favourites.

[Originally 27 November 2013 published ]