Get to know me – food tag

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Hi hommies . I have been gone for so long so I decided to surprise my followers with 2 blogs in a row. I have been obsessed with YouTube videos lately and I have seen a lot of get-to-know-me tags so I decided to do one on the food front. I challenge Nita’s LCHF4life , Just Nadez and 4-the-love-of to do the tag as well and tag me.

What is your favorite cuisine?

African food. Straight from the motherland. I love offal ( “edible internal organs of butchered animals “).   Cow insides being my favorite. Rich in protein and good fats. My mom makes the best of that dish! Cow feet are also a delicacy ( in my opinion) that I enjoy.

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offal

The best place to get supper in the city where you live?

Recent most favorite is Col’cacchio . They serve Italian food and have Banting friendly options as well. Never overly crowded and the food is affordable.

How do you take your coffee/tea?

Black no sugar.With milk only if its fresh full fat milk

If you could open your own restaurant what type of food would you serve and what would your restaurant be called?

Fun fact. My twin brother and I established a food stall where we operate as at the Four-ways farmers market.  The name of our stall is Mocharitos. Find us on FB, IG and twitter using the same handle @Mocharitos. We serve Mexican food namely tacos and nachos. our products are wheat and gluten free .Filling options being ground beef or chicken or a vegetarian substitute.

What’s on your ideal breakfast plate?

  1. Banting friendly: 2 half done fried eggs ,2 home beef patties or beef bangers, half an avocado and  sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes mix
  2. Not Banting friendly: Egg Benedict from Mugg and Bean.
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Mugg and Bean Egg Benedict

Favorite cooking utensil?

A good non-stick pan

What type of food lifestyle do you follow?

I’m currently following a low-carb high fat way of eating known as Banting.

You can invite anyone over for dinner, who would it be?

My man!!! YES, he’s the one person who entirely appreciates my cooking and I love that. We all know what happens after supper. Dessert duh!!👌😂😬 ( Get your mind out of the gutter lol)

Do you have any food traditions in your culture/family?

Like any other African , Nguni  household to be precise, dinner has to have meat. Inyama hommies!!!!. comment below if you can relate lol

Are there any food you won’t ever eat

Pork

Juice or Fizzy Drinks

Neither! Tea rather.I love me some good tea! I should starting a collection soon.

Chicken or Beef

chicken all day everyday! Yaas!

Eat in or Go out

eat in – I can control what goes into my mouth

Indian or Chinese

Chinese- especially Sushi. haven’t had some in a while though because rice isn’t allowed on the Banting diet.

Chocolate or Strawberry

Strawberries darling

champagne darling

GET IT??? LOL 😂😂😂😂😂😂

Steak : Rare or Medium – well or Well done

medium to well please, well done gets too dry. I even prefer my burgers the same.

Foods i’m dying to eat

A cauliflower based pizza  and a keto shake. I’ve seen a lot of these on YouTube by keto diet followers and they seem yummy on video. They obviously have no sugar and contain good fats unlike the sugary shakes which are bought at the grocery stores. Please refer  me to any sugar free shakes you might be aware of.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Feel free to answer some of the questions in the comment box .

Happy Banting!🥑

 

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Plateau or maintaining?

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Scale wont move!!! ( google picture)THE WORST FEELING in the fitness journey is when you eat right most of the time but the numbers on the scale don’t move. Yes I do look and feel great but I need the numbers to confirm it!I know the scale is red list but trust me the urge to weigh is high most of the time. I avoid junk food and eat strictly Banting 80 % of the time. I also drink almost 3 litres of water everyday . What I have realized for the past 2 months is that I’ve either reached a plateau or I’m maintaining. I’ve lost 6 kgs in about 3 months since I started religiously following the Banting lifestyle. I’d like to lose 5 more kgs which should be easy since I seem to have gotten the hang of it but damn man , its been HEAVY.

 

POSSIBLE REASONS WHY I’VE REACHED THIS STAGE

  1. Weekend meals contain carbs
  2. Pre-menstrual cycle meals include carbs
  3. Too much dairy- I drink full cream milk ,eat full cream yogurt, cheese etc
  4. Not enough fat in my meals – its a high fat low carb  lifestyle, the body should be using fats to burn fat.
  5. I haven’t been hitting the gym as much as I used to.
  6. I recently started drinking coffee which could lead to stalling of weight-loss
  7. STRESS.  work plus school plus master-guide training plus driving myself for the first time to work (trust me anxiety all the time).

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I decided to get some help from a seasoned banter Banting foodie and she advised me to do one of the following to get out of this plateau:

  1. Stop cheating or  having carbs. Comply 100% with the Banting lifestyle for a set period and see if it will cause a difference.
  2. 3 days water only fast- the fast will prompt the body to go into a deep level of ketosis and re-ignite weight loss .
  3. Cut down on dairy. it Dairy contains a lot of protein and 5% carbs which via (gluconeogenesis) turn into glucose in the body.

Now I don’t know which of the above I’ll do but trust me one of them has to occur soon to get me out of this ditch I feel I’m in. Next post will be about how OR if i manged to get out of the plateau. Comment below on how you’ve managed to get out of a plateau or any advise you have for the home girl.

Happy Banting!!🥑