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Keto Diet Crib Notes
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Keto Diet Crib Notes

A simple quick start guide for following a ketogenic Diet (AKA Keto Diet). This is the bare minimum you need to get started. This is all anecdotal, my opinion and based on what has worked for me. I’m a software engineer, not a nutritionist. You’re free to disagree with me and it’s highly possible that what works for me may…

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The Journey

Keto Month 9

November, Month 9 on Keto (low carb, high fat) Down 55.3 lbs (lost 2.4 lbs this month). Finally I’ve started reversing the tide… just in time for the holidays 😀 Regardless I will keep trucking along. This month I had three-ish incidents of “cheating”. 1. On 11/10 I attended the PPF-Burgundy feast. I willfully and with conscious decision disregarded my…

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Electrolytes

Electrolytes: Hide the potassium

If you’re at all like me and you’re supplementing your electrolytes** then you know that potassium citrate powder tastes metallic and foul. After a bit of experimentation I’ve figured out how to hide the taste. Back Story For the last month or two I’ve made a conscious effort to get all my electrolytes (magnesium, potassium and sodium). Previously I figured…

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Keto Chai Latte in my favorite squashed fairy mug
Beverage, Recipe

Keto Chai Latte

Lately I’ve been toying around with making Keto Chai Latte. I have a true love for coffee.. but I can only have so much in a day before I get the jitters.  It’s one of the drawbacks of getting older I think.  Regardless occasionally, especially when it’s cold out, I want to drink something hot.  Sometimes an (almost) Keto Hot Buttered…

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Kitchen Methods

How to carve turkey by Chef Jet Tila

It’s Thanksgiving and I stumbled on this video on FaceBook by Chef Jet Tila about how to carve turkey. A few years ago I was working in a kitchen and someone asked me how they could help. I pointed him at a shallow baking tray with a baked chicken on it and asked him to part it out. Then I…

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Beverage, Recipe

(Almost) Keto Hot Buttered Rum

When I was a kid we’d have hot buttered rum at Christmas time. Well okay, to be clear, the kids would have hot buttered water.. the parents would have hot buttered rum. The “buttered” mix was kept in the freezer in an old ice-cream tub. My mom mixed up a batch according to Grandma’s recipe and then stored it in…

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Condiment, Recipe

How To Make Chimichurri

I have “that” gene. The one that makes cilantro taste like soap (or really, more like something you should spit out). My husband says I’m a genetic freak. I say his tastebuds are broken (how else can you explain how he can’t taste how foul that is?). Regardless, I’ve seen chimichurri sauces before and avoided them because I feared the…

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Condiment, Recipe

Rosy Pink Pickled Onions

Eventually, if you do the low carb dance long enough you get to the “meat, meat and cheese, cheese and cheese, almond flour” stage of boredom. Personally, I also started this whole lifestyle with a vast disdain for salads. Most salads are awful, uninspiring and downright boring. So when I was kicking around ideas to liven up my salad I…

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Musings

*Results Not Typical

You know that thing where you go and visit your doctor. It’s horrible and as shameful as you expected it to be. You explain where you hurt and try your best to explain your life, but when you get done talking it happens again. The doctor says “I really think you should lose some weight”. Like somehow that hadn’t even…

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The Journey

Keto Month 8

October, Month 8 on Keto (low carb, high fat) Down 52.9 lbs (gained 0.4 lbs this month). On paper this reads as a gain. Reviewing the month I actually lost 8 lbs.. it’s just it was the 8 that I gained the first week of the month. Great Western War was a lot of fun and I did not practice…

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