Thank you all, for the great messages you send me. You really make my life complete! This week, I picked up a couple of the most interesting questions that some of you had for me, and I decided to answer them.
This week I answer to the questions how a vegetarian could follow a low carb, high-fat diet; how to substitute the afternoon snack of a slice of bread, butter and meat and make it a healthier one; what to do when your parents do not accept your lifestyle and how to cope with eating during the night.
How could we substitute the afternoon breakfast? What could be more delicious, than a slice of bread, with butter and some ham on top?
Believe it or not, this is a question that people ask me every day! And I have an answer to it! As strange as it may sound, back in the days I did not sit on the table, unless I had at least half of bread in front of me. I was also one of people thinking “that nothing tastes better than a piece of bread with butter and ham on top”. Some time went by and I started eating the way I do now and I found out that it is not the bread, but the butter itself that gives the delicious taste to the combination mentioned above. If you ask me what kind of “sandwich” you could prepare, I will share with you my favorite. Boil eggs and let them cool. Then cut them in half. Cut a piece of butter and put it on top of each egg half. On top sprinkle some kind of spice and cover with a piece of bacon or some kind of meat. You could add a slice of baked red pepper and some olives. I assure you that once you try this, you won’t need bread!
Besides that if you read my blog on a regular basis, you know my philosophy about eating and afternoon snacks. Because I do not want to repeat myself, read HERE ( What Is The Best Afternoon Snack?)
Almost everybody is trying to eat healthy or follow some kind of nutrition plan. I really like yours, because what you eat is delicious and healthy. When you are under 18 years old and your parents do not consider the high fat-low-carb diet to be healthy, how do you think that we could convince them to change their point of view?
Unfortunately this is a common problem. It is hard to convince your parents that they are not right and that what they consider to be healthy is far from such. The first option is to try explaining them, by showing them some authentic information, that they could read. Show them the transformation stories of people who improved their health, through this diet! From my experience I will tell you that this does not work very often. The only choice you have is to start avoiding some foods and emphasize on others. But while your parents buy the food, you could hardly set the standards!
Try with good intentions, with explanations and if it doesn’t work, try to eat the way you know you are supposed to, at least when you are at school or out of your house. And when you are home just play it a little more picky!
I found your blog yesterday, and I read every single topic in one night! I am a sportswoman too, but I prefer cardio, running instead of weights (after one hour cardio I usually do some weight too). My only problem is that every night, I wake up at 2 or 3 am, and I am totally hungry, I could eat a complete beef in one sec… My question is that what are you doing to avoid hypoglycemic shocks with the paleo diet? I do that about a half year, but I know my fat intake was not enough, so I lost weight. Now I am ok, but I am completely tired, and now a little bit depressed, and feeling devastated. I would be so glad to get some tips from you, since as I saw it, you really found the balance in your life, and that is so perfect!
I hope that I didn’t disturb you with this letter. Have a great day!
A couple years ago, when I used to eat in the way most people understand the low carb diet, i.e. low carb- low fat, I had the same problem. I used to go to bed at night with the thought of my breakfast and I used to wake up at 2a.m. starving. I tried to fool my hunger with a piece of something, so I could hold on until my breakfast. There is no need to mention, that I couldn’t sleep well, I felt tired, I’d even say I had depressive moments!
As usual, here the answer is once again hiding in the question itself! “I know that I don’t eat enough fats”. This is the problem. Not the paleo diet itself, but the way you follow it. If you decrease the amount of carbs you eat, you should still get energy from somewhere, i.e. from fats. When you don’t give your body neither fats, nor carbs, how would you expect it to function? Hypoglycemic shocks, wouldn’t be a problem, i.e. they won’t be there, if fats are your main fuel source. Personally I do not wake up during the night anymore, I do not feel tired or hungry, since I am eating the way I do now- low-carb, HIGH FAT!
Besides that, if you know me well, probably you are already guessing that my other advice would be to decrease the amount of cardio and start lifting weights!
Hi! I found your blog. My goal is to get rid of the unwanted fat. I am not overweight, neither skinny. Just normal. I work out. My problem is that I love eating. I am a vegetarian. I don’t eat meat, but I eat fish. I see that you eat a low-carb, high fat diet, which is hard to follow when you don’t eat meat. My question is if there is an alternative for a person like me? I eat everything else. I love dairy products, cheese, eggs, fruits and I love veggies. The truth is that I like eating bread, sweets and rice. What do you think about dairy? How do you think that I should eat, when you keep in mind that I don’t eat meat?
People often ask me how a vegetarian could follow a high fat, low carb diet. As you know I am not a big fan of vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. But I still think it is a matter of personal choice. The question here is if a vegetarian could follow my diet. I think that if you emphasize on eating fish, eggs and cheese( if it is homemade) and butter, you could easily follow a high fat, low-carb diet. Eggs are the perfect food choice. Mackerel is a good pick as well, because it is one of the fatty fishes. Homemade cheese is a great pick as well. If you add some butter, avocado, olives and leafy vegetables, as well as mushrooms and peppers you will get the desired results!
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