Food Stuff

Yumminess in a Bun

Yumminess in a Bun

Now look at this beauty! The reason I share this picture is the way this burger looks. Usually they look like a total mess when they arrive at your home, but this one, for some strange reason looks like on the menu picture. It amazed the living daylight outta me, so I had to share it. I’ll not tell you from where this burger comes from but if you really want you can eventually figure it out. =p

Such a burger is the exception for me, since I live keto/low carb and sugar free since years, but ones a month or every other month I treat myself with fast food. It’s good for the soul and as long as you keep it a exception your body can handle it just fine. And believe it or not but the bun is the bad part, if you remove it you have something low carb and depending on the dressings it might even be keto.

So, what’s your favorite “cheat” item? Have a pawesome day and be safe out there. ❤

Food Stuff

Autopilot off, please!

Grocery Inspection

So I was doing the weekly grocery today. Due to renovation work my usual grocery market is closed for a few weeks and so I have to go to the local Aldi. As every week I needed my crispbread. I was standing in front of the shelve and there where two brands standing side by side (ya, there isn’t much of a choice when you buy at Aldi, that’s why I don’t like to go there, but that is not the point). One brand was from a traditional Swedish company. They do nothing than crispbread (tons of different types) since 1919. So you bet, they know their stuff. The packaging is just paper. The other brand is Aldis “own” production (Aldi did not make it and you can’t really tell where it is coming from, so could be a really bad source), organic, looked really yummi, lots of seeds on every slice. I can tell because it was packed in plastic (you know how much I hate plastic, right).

Now something amazing happened, despite my mistrust for Aldi owned brands and hate for plastic I reached for the organic crispbread, simply because it is organic. That lasted about five seconds and then my mind beat my instinct and I looked at the nutrition values of both products. Oh boy, I was in for a huge surprise.

One slice of the Swedish crispbread has 8 g carbs, one slice of the organic Aldi own brand has 35 g carbs!!! What the heck! Seriously Aldi? And there I thought it’s impossible to screw over crispbread, but it seems you even managed that. I’m so glad my regular grocery market reopens next week.

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NO Sugar Wanted

I live sugar free for about 4 years and I have no intention to go back to sugar ever (hell might freeze over and the governments might stop to collect taxes from us, but I will never go back to sugar). Now, the story how I got there goes not like you now may think. It was not because of weight issues, not due to allergies and for sure not because of diabetic. And if the following can help just one person, it was worth the entire blog thing.

It all started back in 2005. I was diagnosed with a severe chronic depression. It was a long dark road but eventually I got through it. I started to feel better but the one thing I couldn’t get a handle on was that constant fatigue. I never had enough energy for not even the most simple things, like household chores. I’m sure, if you ever had to deal with depression you know exactly what I’m talking about. However, as long as you are still stuck in this really depressive phase, you don’t give a fuck about how your home looks, but as soon as you feel better you start to care just that you do not have enough energy to fix things. So you have to find a way to fix your energy level first, right. But how?

I started to do some research and so I ran into Keto (ketogenic diet – high fad, medium protein, low carbs) and that changed everything. All old food items had to go (gave it to a friend) and I switched my diet to keto without any exceptions. That also meant no more sugar. Did that mean I had to abandon all the yummi stuff? Hell no, I just replaced the really bad stuff with healthy alternatives. And it fixed just everything. It fixed even things I didn’t know could be fixed. I have more energy than ever before, no more brain fog, my skin is looking great, my joints don’t hurt anymore (there is a story about the hurting joints, but that is for sometime later), I feel so much better in general and my family doctor (who never heard of keto) can not believe how awesome my blood test results are.

I lived strictly on keto for almost 4. I still eat healthy and sugar free. It is important what you eat because what you eat will influence how you feel. Be safe and have a pawesome day.

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No Plastic Wanted

Cute Pill Bottles

I hate plastic! I avoid it whenever possible. I don’t buy plastic containers or other things made of plastic, I even go so far not to buy food items that are wrapped in too much plastic. And yes, I got rid of all my tupper ware, may it rot in hell! Plastic is just evil and not healthy, neither for us or our planet. I always go for things made out of natural materials, like glass, metal and wood. For almost every plastic item there is a environmentally acceptable alternative, you just have to look and sometimes get a bit creative. And here is one example:

Beside of eating healthy I’m totally into vitamins and food supplements just to make sure my body gets everything it needs. There is Vitamin B12, Vitamin E, a vitamin depot for people 50 +, hyaluron, extra stuff for hair and nails, iron, zinc and pumpkin seed oil. You can imagine, that’s a lot of boxes and bottles and it’s easy to get mixed up, beside of the massive clutter. So I was looking for one of these pill boxes where you can put in your daily pills for an entire week. These things are nice, you keep track and everything is tidy, buuut all those boxes are made out of plastic. I searched local stores and Amazon but nothing than nasty plastic. I don’t buy plastic things, so no pill box for me . . . until the day I found these tiny glass bottles at our local dollar store (well, it’s not really a dollar store, we don’t have those here in germany, but it comes pretty close to it). Inspiration bit me and boom my pill box. Environmentally friendly! And cheaper then the regular plastic things.

Be safe and have a pawesome day. =)