My husband and I changed our eating habits and have lost
about 110 pounds between us: he has lost 50-55 and I have lost
almost 60 lbs since October. We've drastically cut or eliminated
most carbs and sugars while eating more vegetables, protein
and fats- the good fats such as animal fat, not the fake fats.
Some might call it Paleo, some may call it Keto
but it's really a variation of either.
I developed ulcerative colitis and diabetes which meant I had
to make some changes quickly and the diets that the doctors
suggested didn't really work well for me. Then my husband
mentioned the Keto Diet. I saw the results with a girl I have
worked with for several years and was convinced.
I still have a few carbs due to the requirements of
two conditions but it's minimum. Wheat Thins with
my block cheese slices and a bran cereal in the morning.
My husband's physical in January came back with terrible results.
The doctor suggested that he start statin drugs right away
and to eat lean with no fats.
My husband said he would change some things and come back in six
months for additional testing. I will tell you that his numbers
are now stellar. The doctor can't quite believe it.
So, Google the Keto diet or search for Keto on Facebook
for more information. I am providing a great recipe that
we made tonight using our own home grown zucchini plus
one of the chickens we processed!
1 very large zucchini or 2 large ones
2 TBL melted butter
Shredded cheddar cheese (use the block cheese) to taste
1 Cup broccoli florets
1/2 chicken shredded (we boiled ours but you can use a rotisserie chicken)
3 strips bacon, chopped and fried crisp
4 TBL sour cream
green onion, chopped, to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
Slice the zucchini open long ways
Scoop out the center of the zucchini leaving a sturdy base (1/2 inch thick wall)
Pour half of the melted butter into each half zucchini
Salt and pepper
BAKE 20 minutes, or fork tender, on a cookie sheet
Mix broccoli, shredded chicken, half the bacon and sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Remove zucchini from oven when the zucchini is tender
fill with the chicken, bacon, broccoli, sour cream mixture
Sprinkle on the other half of your bacon
Top with shredded cheddar to taste
BAKE until cheese is melted and started to brown
We turned on the broiler at the very last to get the cheese nice and bubbly
Top with green onions and, if desired, more sour cream.
*** use BLOCK CHEESE, not pre-packaged shredded cheese.
Read the ingredients in the shredded cheese. The block cheese
has basic ingredients: milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes
but the shredded has a lot of ingredients that are not natural
such as powdered cellulose!
Slice and season, add melted butter
Broccoli, chicken, bacon, sour cream mixture
We added additional sour cream
Place in oven until melted
Broil at the end if you want the cheese browned nicely
Top with green onions
Delicious and filling