October fave!!

Its exactly 67 days before 1 January 2018. Have you achieved your goals for the year. Lets make the 67 days count fam! Post of the week here we go,I’ll keep it short and sweet.

Dr Tumi 

Medical doctor turned professional award winning singer has re-ignited my love for gospel music.

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I listen to his music all the time and I’m OBSESSED with his songs.

I have been going through the most lately, and I don’t mean bad by the way, life is good and God has been amazing to me this year and there’s no better way to praise him and thank him daily for the blessings.

A list of his songs that I thoroughly enjoy,

Do best and follow the links above and sample the music.

Thank me later .xoxo

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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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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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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!🥑

 

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!!🥑

 

It’s not a challenge, Issa lifestyle 😎

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Challenge completed 🎉🎉🎉

The term challenge seems to suggest that after completion it’s back to “normal”  unhealthy eating habits. Noooo, that’s not the case. I decided to name it a challenge just to condition my mind into accepting that it’s not going to be easy , brace yourself. I had very rough days, some days the cravings hit me like no mans business. I unfortunately decided to include orange list items which we’re only supposed to have occasionally, regularly. 🙈.I’ll never get rid of the cravings using this method. I’d like to go on a green list only challenge (so help me God).

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Day31/31

The meal included this yummy beef sausage, avocado and cauliflower rice and tomato combo😍😍😍. I wish I could eat like this everyday!!! Funny thing is for the first time ever since beginning this low carb lifestyle, I had my first “one meal a day” day. I must say I felt great, no hunger pangs and I even went to the gym and lifted some weights. I think the avo played a big part in this satiating meal.

THE MORNING AFTER

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Breakfast from leftovers

I believe in cooking in bulk AKA meal prepping so I made a lot of sausages and I had the leftovers today. My morning after the challenge consisted of the sausage, an omelette and a palmful of olives.

 

INSPIRATION

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This challenge taught me self control although on some days I did poorly 🙈🙈🙈🙈. The point is to get back on the wagon and stay on it. No matter how badly or number of times you fall, get back on the wagon. Remember it’s a Lifestyle, 31 days is not enough!!!

Happy Banting 🍳🍳🍳

Breaking the fast plus cravings 😭😭😭

Loved this meal!!! One egg because presentation purposes , I had 2 🍳🍳. There’s nothing complicated here. Meal includes fried liver in onion and pepper, green pepper ring with an egg , 2 fried tomato slices and a 1/4 avocado 😋😋😋😋! Try it and let me know what you think!

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Breaky for champions 👌🏿👌🏿👌🏿

I must admit though that I was tempted to add a slice of brown toast with butter to this meal!!! I don’t know what to blame the cravings on. The weather maybe or it’s this exam stress. I’ve been asking myself this question though, this is a Low carb diet not a NO carb diet so why can’t I have a slice of toast which is less that 25 grams bet carbs everyday. I think life would be great if I could 😭

Leanne Vogel of Healthful pursuit Talks about carb up days especially for women because of hormones and their stability. After exams I’m going to dig deep into this site and possibly buy the book on amazon so I can fully understand the carb up days she talks about.

In the meantime do follow me on Instagram to see how my Banting challenge is going day 24/31🎉🎉🎉.

Then what after 31 days 🤔🤔🤔still deciding! I’ll do a review on the diet after day 31.

Happy Banting 🍳🍳