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Jimmy Moore is the king of Low Carb blogging, IMHO, and I finally caught up on his posts on the Livin La Vida Low Carb blog. He recently started testing his blood ketones and upped the fat content in his low carb meals. Sounds nuts right, MORE fat? I've always thought of myself as a low fat/low carb dieter, even though I use coconut oil and real butter daily. But I was looking at ways of shaking up the Belly Fat Cure (making minute changes to the plan, but still sticking with it since it obviously works for me) and what could be keeping my sister from losing more weight each month. I downloaded the book Jimmy recommended (Low Carbohydrate Performance, just $6 from Amazon on Kindle) and ordered my own blood ketone tester! w00t! That's right, I'm going to start testing my blood sugar and ketones to find out exactly what foods are affecting ME. Not what a book says I can eat, or another blogger, or Dr. Oz. I'm going to test and find out for MYSELF. I am actually really excited by this and patiently waiting for the tester to arrive. Sorry, little fingers, but your gonna get pricked.
This has been my big meal each day for the last week... it centers on eggs (which I don't love). But the high fat content has kept me feeling full for so long each day, that I'd say this is my only "real meal". The rest are really mini-meals or a light snack. Just to clarify, I'm not a Doctor, Nutritionist or "weight loss expert". I'm just gal trying to figure out how to maintain my weight loss for life. These meals are right in line with Jorge Cruise's Belly Fat Cure and Fast Track plans, so it wasn't that different.
|Two eggs, sour cream, sausage patties, raw kale|
|Two eggs, diced turkey, sour cream, hot sauce, avocado|
|Two eggs, sour cream, ground sausage, avocado|
|Two eggs, ground sausage, hot sauce, sour cream, avocado|
|Two eggs, hot sauce, sour cream, avocado|
Jimmy was also the recent target of online bullying, where photos of his weight loss progress were turned into a cruel video and posted on YouTube. Beware, weight loss bloggers, bullies abound! Anyone who tries to lift themselves up by pulling others down is a loser in my book. Weight loss, especially if you are obese, can be a life long struggle with health issues most of us cannot understand. I applaud Jimmy for his success and being honest in his success and failures, and for sharing it all with us. None of us are perfect.