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Why I never cheated!

Good morning lovely people!

I hope you are having a great start of this week. Its christmas week and the sun is shining, could it be any better? Well some snow would be really nice but at least its cold and frost outside, always something.   I just came home from a singing morning at my sons school. Every Monday morning in December they have been sining christmas songs together and it was a really nice start of this week. Had my smallest kids with me as well and as they love music its was a success. They both cant wait until its time for them to start school and they dont have to wait to long as they start kindergarten next year. My little babies is getting big.

So this is a post about why I never cheated. I never just had a carb cheating day and I was never even tempted. I have been sitting on a lot of dinners this year and had to explain why I dont want to have a dessert full of sugar and why its not even tempting. I will explain for you.

I love to have this new body. Its a great feeling to not be ashamed of yourself anymore. Its great to have this amount of energy that you get after losing 32 kg. Before I lost my weight there was ONE place in this world where I felt totally comfortable. At home. I never thought about how I looked like at home and felt really good as no one judged me. But as soon as a took one step outside the door, I started to think. Look at my self in windows, look at other people to se how they thought of me. Like I could se peoples thoughts 😉 I already wrote a post about this but it was in Swedish so I can explain it again. How it felt to always be the most overweight person around and how terrible it was to be at the beach or at a indoor swimming pool. It was terrible. And hot. To carry around over 30 kg more in the summertime was hot. Especially as I always had leggings under my skirts and always a cardigan covering my overarms. I thought so much about how I looked like and how I looked the smallest. Now, I dont do that anymore. I dress myself so I dont get cold, I go outside without even bothering look at myself in the mirror and in windows on the way. I dont care that much anymore as I love to be in this skin now. I dont feel bad in my own skin anymore, I am not ashamed. When you have gone from feeling bad to feel good and dont care, you dont want to cheat. There is no bread, no pizza and no sugar in this world that its worth it anymore.  I was sitting and looking at vacations yesterday and dreamed about being at the beach with my kids. I am a summer person but I never could really enjoy it before. Now I will love swimming in the sea with my kids. And I will love to learn skiing this year as I dont feel ashamed over myself anymore. Thats why I dont eat any desserts after dinner. Thats why I dont eat bread.  Its not worth it at all. Thats also why I eat quite a liberated LCHF. I eat vegetables freely and I do desserts from time to time. I have to be able to do this for a lifetime and then I need to do like that. Mostly I just eat food but sometimes, like now in christmas time I make lowcarb treats for the entire family.

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This is one lovely treat I did yesterday (not suitable for my kids though).

200 grams of 80% chocolate

200 gram coconut oil (organic without flavor)

Melt the chocolate and put the coconut oil in.

Then add the zest of 1 orange and 2 table spoons of Grand Marnier.

Sprinkle some cocos over it.

Put it on a tray or in forms and cool down. Cut it in pieces and store in a cool place. Its a perfect treat as the coconut oil make it very fatty and you cant overeat it 😉 I will do on more of this (but half the ingredients) without Grand Marnier so the kids can eat it 😉

If I dont have time for one more blogpost before christmas I really want to wish you and your loved ones a fantastic holiday time. Be together, be outside and breath fresh air, watch some cheezy movies, spoil your family with hugs, laughter and gifts and enjoy this time of the year.

Love,

Anna

 

 

Very very tierd!

Hi all!

I have had some really late evenings last couple of weeks. I have been sitting up late working and I have been doing other stuff. Like ordering xmas gifts and making some candy for partys. I am fighting with myself at this very moment, if I should take myself to the kitchen and make my sons cake for tomorrows party or if I should go to bed. I dont know yet who of the two voices in my head that will win 😉 When I started to take care of myself, I also started to care for my sleeping hours. Its just that I am a pure evening person that if I start with something in the kitchen I will probably be late 😉 Listening to some music, do some work and making this cake all at once. With some strange energy that comes to me after 9 pm.

I have done all my xmas shopping. I am amazed that its done now. I am just waiting for some things get delivered to our house. I am in love with internet shopping as it makes it all so mouch easier. Now I just need to wrap them all in papers that i bought today and wait for xmas to come. Hardest person is always my husband. I think I got some really good things for him but it aint easy thats for sure.

So Im afraid thats all I have for tonight. Wish you a good night sleep or a good day if you are one of my readers from other parts of the world.

Take care!

Love, Anna

 

Motivation!

Hi there!

So this is just a quick motivation blogpost. Maybe you are in the move of making a change in your life as we are coming closer to new year. Last year this time I was very overweight and not happy. I mean, I was happy with my lovely family but my weight was a big thing in my life. For some reason I decided to start with LCHF in 2014 and that really changed my life. I went from a overweight tierd girl on the picture to the right. I mean, I look happy I know but i was not happy inside. I was always scanning the room when I came somewhere to se if I was the biggest or not. Me on the picture with the red dress is a very happy me.  A me that really dont care that mouch about what other people thinks anymore. I am happy from within.  So if you feel tierd of always think about what other people think of you and take control over yourself and not let other people have control over you. Take control this year. LCHF can be your way of doing it, or something else but please, take control.

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Wish you all a lovely week. Dont stress that mouch, it will be xmas anyway 😉

Love, Anna

Lussekatt/ Luciabun with saffron

 

 

 

 

DSC_0105Oven at 175 C

Ingredients

4 eggs + 1 yolk

2 tablespoons sweetening

50 gram butter

1 dl cream

1 dl coconutflour

4 tablespoons psyllium husk

2 teaspoons backing powder

0,5 gram saffron

1 egg white to brush over before it goes in to oven

Do like this:

1.Stir eggs + yolt until its fluffy. At least 5 minutes. 

2. Melt the butter and put it in the egg fluff together with saffron, sweetener and cream. Mix it together. 

3. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then gently mix them together with the other mixture. 

Let it swell at least 5 minutes. 

Form them to classical saffran buns or put them in muffin forms and on a baking sheet.  Brush the egg white lightly over them and put som raisin nuts or whatever you like in them. 

175 C for around 15 minutes in the oven. They taste nice and I was amazed as I am a little bit skeptical to alternative things for classical stuff like saffran buns. 

With Love,

Anna
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A typical eating day for me!

So first, hi to all new lovely readers! Since I posted my blog at a great big LCHF group on facebook I got so many new readers and lovely comments. And also a lot of questions how I have been eating to lose all this weight.

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So first. My food philosophy.

Food for me is not just something you eat to lose weight. During my journey I have gone from thinking how to eat to lose weight to think how to eat to feel good. And I feel good when I am losing weight but its not my focus anymore even if I have 10-15 kilos left until I am “finished”. My focus is to eat balanced food done with real ingredients. Real food. No junkfood. I eat full fat products, no light here. Real butter and real cream. Nothing in the middle. I dont eat butter on a spoon but I am not afraid of it. And it makes your food taste really good 😉

So, I have recived a lot of questions about how I eat a typical day. This is what I have learned to eat and know works for me. I dont count carbs.  There are some people who count but for me LCHF is free of counting. I try to eat products with less then 5 gram carbs per 100 grams. But I dont count the amount I eat everyday. If I have a feeling that nothing happens i try to eat more strict some weeks but I never count. I have been counting calories and points so many year so I am so tierd of that 😉 So please, read this as inspiration and I cant promise anyone that exactly this will work on your body. A part of a weightloss journey is to get to know your body and whats works best for you.

Breakfasts

Things I eat for breakfast is normally: scrambled eggs and bacon, smoothie done with fat youghurt, cream and berries, boiled eggs and seed crackers. Coffee. Today I had scrambled eggs and bacon with a cappucino. 

Lunch

I try to make a lot of dinner the night before so I at least have something small left from yesterday. I love to have homemade coleslaw which I can combine with some ham. Other things I eat is: tuna salad, eggs and bacon (if I dont have had it for breakfast), LCHF pancakes with whipped cream, diffrent kind of salads with fat sause and some eggs. Today I had tacolunch with the kids. Its ground/miced beef with vegetables, cremefraiche and some homemade guacamole and cheese of course. 

Dinner

For dinner I make  various things. Yesterday I had chicken with a creamy sauce and creamed leek.  I often frie meat and have something to it. In the summertime its often something cold like asparagus or beansalad. In the winter time I eat a lot of kale. I love to have oven vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, onions and other veggies. In the oven for aprox 30 minutes and a lot of olive oil on it. Today I will make roasted chicken (one big chicken) with veggies and a fetacheese cream. 

Snacks

I try to avoid eating in between meals but sometimes I am hungry and need to eat. It can be some seedcrackers, youghurt, nuts, egg, salami sticks and so on. There is a lot of options for good snacks and its important to keep full in the beginning as a hungry person is the one who will have problem with sugarcravings for example. 

So, that was a small list. I will update this blog more often and also give you guys some recipes.

Wish you a lovely day or a good night sleep depending on where you are in this world. I am sitting on my heated conservatory (is that even a word that someone use? I google it if someone wonders, my english is not what it should be after so many years with german and swedish) and have had some coffee and youghurt with nuts. Now its time to make some more xmas goodies with the kids 🙂

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With Love,

Anna

 

 

 

 

Its been a great year!

Hi!

So I started to write in english and I thought why not try again. I am sitting in my not so clean kitchen after some xmas cookies making with 4 kiddohs. They love it and all of them can do almost everything by themself now, thats a huge step forward 🙂

So, its almost newyear and then I will celebrate 1 year with LCHF. Its the foodstyle that changed my life and I am forever thankful for all the inspiration I got from blogs, instagram, newspapers, friends and family. Its been a great year.

I started at 112 heavy kilos in January. I have weight even more 2 years ago, at most 116. I am down to 80 kilos now so its 32 kilos since january. Quite amazing right? I am proud over what I have done so far. I cant really understand that I “just” have 10-15 kilos until I am normal. I have always known that I need to lose 45 kilos and its been like a heavy bag on my shoulders. Its not like I didnt know it, I was well aware of it. But had no tools and no energy to do something about it. But you just come to a point when you feel like: I cant have it like this anymore. I cant have my overweight as an excuse for not skiing for example. I cant have it as a obstacle in my life. I was just so done with that. If you read this and feel like starting, dont hesitate to contact me. I know how it is. I have been there longer then I have been on the other side. I can help you with the first steps in the right direction and give you inspiration and motivation.

So here is a before and after picture:

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Take care now! Wish you all a lovely xmas time. For the first time in my life I dont focus on all the sweets that you can eat 😉 I focus on the music, on the decorations, gifts, family and also all nice food. I will try to make some LCHF friendly sweets aswell but not to many 😉

Love,

Anna