A night flight from Dublin

I’m sat on a flight heading back to the UK from a work trip to Dublin. As I was waiting for the plane to take-off, I realised that I had managed the two days of the trip, without breaking my diet. No stray carbs have passed my lips in the past two days. I was…

[13/01] Weigh In – Doing Well

Notes This is my first proper weigh in. I was so pleased that the diet is working. Weight 124.9kg The first week’s weight loss is often one often one of the largest. It’s not indicative of the overall weight loss trend. My aim is to lose around 1kg (2lbs) a week, but it will vary….

The Red List

Red foods contain all the foods to avoid as they will be high carbohydrate foods (e.g. potatoes, rice). I strongly suggest you avoid all the items on this list, or, at best, eat them very occasionally and restrict the amount when you do. They will do nothing to help you in your attempt to reach…

The Amber List

Amber foods include ingredients containing between 6g and 25g of carbs per 100g (6% – 25%). If you are endeavouring to go into ketosis, this list will assist you to stay under a total of 50g carbs for the day. These are all net carbs and they are all 23 to 25g per indicated amount….

The Green List

Green is an all-you-can-eat list – you choose anything you like without worrying about the carbohydrate content as all the foods will be between 0 to 5g/100g. It will be almost impossible to overdo your carbohydrate intake by sticking to this group of foods. Eat a moderate amount of good quality (not processed) animal protein…

Chicken, Bacon & Cabbage Soup

This is a quick, soup recipe that’s easy to make, delicious and filling. I had a few things left in the fridge and had been fancying something savoury and hot all afternoon. Normally that would mean a large piece of beef was on the menu, but inspiration hit me and I knocked this together in…

[06/01] Weigh In – It Beings

Notes This is my first real weigh in. I was not expecting anything on this one as it’s been the holiday season and the diet hasn’t really kicked in yet. Weight 129kg

Simple Cheese Sauce

This classic, storecupboard white sauce is loaded with loads of cheddar and parmesan cheese. You can use it for all sort of dishes like macaroni or cauliflower cheese Ingredients 500ml milk 4 tbsp plain flour 50g butter 100g grated strong cheddar (or 50g grated cheddar, 50g crumbled blue cheese) A handful of chives Method Pour 500ml milk into a…

Black Forest Brownies

Here is another recipe from my New Years Eve party. Introducing the Black Forest Brownie. Who doesn’t love chocolate and dark cherries! Num. Watch out, these are particularly gooey and moreish. Ingredients 400g caster sugar 225g butter, melted 60g cocoa powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 eggs 225g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2…

2019 The Season of Change

This, for me, is a season of change. I’ve been wanting to start changing for so long now, but haven’t. I think about change a lot, often how I’m going to change, and how I’ll fuck it up and how its just easier not to bother. I’ve had a couple of days stuck at home….