Ringing in the new year with low carbs

So the new year is about to arrive, and like many people at this point, I’ve decided to rid myself of some of life’s excesses. Unfortunately for me, that basically means fat.


I’ve chosen to go Keto. If you haven’t heard of the Keto diet, it’s a low carb, high fat plan. Basically, I think of it as the old Adkins diet on steroids. Carbs are limited to 20 grams a day. To put that number in perspective, remember that a slice of bread is 15 carbs, an apple 20, and a banana 30. Needless to say, I won’t be eating those foods anytime soon.

But that’s okay because this diet lets me eat a ton of good things. I can have cream cheese, steak, chicken with the skin on, and even whipped cream. The heart of this program is based on eating a lot of fat. I spent tonight cooking a batch of homemade, low-carb ketchup. I really love ketchup on hamburgers etc., but when it come out of the bottle from the grocery store it has too many – you guessed it – carbs.

To learn more about this diet plan, I recommend you watch this video with Dr. Eric Westman, – Duke University on the New Adkins Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Health.

And for those of you who are already into Keto, here’s the recipe for Even Better “Heinz” Ketchup from Linda’s Low Carb Menus and Recipes. If you haven’t visited before, be sure to spend some time on her site. She has a huge number of recipes. Many of which are among my very favorites

My diet will go on for a while. I’ve been a very bad girl in the kitchen. It’s going to take me a long time to slim down. I’ll be back with more recipes from time to time, too.

So that’s what’s topping my agenda for the new year. Well, that along with putting a few more books out. I write cozy mysteries. To learn more about then, please visit my Home Page.





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