idealproteinbrooke:

Turnip root curly fries! Cut on the spiralizer, tossed in egg white, evoo, garlic powder, and paprika. Then roasted at 400 for 20 minutes, flipping a few times in the middle.

idealproteinbrooke:

Turnip root curly fries! Cut on the spiralizer, tossed in egg white, evoo, garlic powder, and paprika. Then roasted at 400 for 20 minutes, flipping a few times in the middle.

So I know this isn’t diet-related, and I feel weird posting such potato quality photos, but last week I had a laser gum contouring procedure and 2 porcelain veneers placed, and I’m pretty happy with the results!
I rarely smile for pictures because I’ve been so self-conscious about my gum-line and the size of my laterals but now I can’t stop showing them off!
If any of you have questions about the process of either of the procedures, the price, or anything else related to gum contouring or veneers, feel free to message me :)

So I know this isn’t diet-related, and I feel weird posting such potato quality photos, but last week I had a laser gum contouring procedure and 2 porcelain veneers placed, and I’m pretty happy with the results!

I rarely smile for pictures because I’ve been so self-conscious about my gum-line and the size of my laterals but now I can’t stop showing them off!

If any of you have questions about the process of either of the procedures, the price, or anything else related to gum contouring or veneers, feel free to message me :)

xopsg said: Hi, I have been doing keto for 11 days now and have lost five pounds already! I just wanted to ask if you were doing keto for weightloss specifically or gaining muscle. I'm trying to do both but i don't know what my calorie intake should be since there should still be a deficit. I lift 5 times a week though and my total daily expenditure is 1733cals, so i subtracted 20% from it and my daily caloric intake should be 1450 or so. Does that sound about right? lol. Pls send some input my way! =)

Congrats on your results so far! I’m doing keto for weight loss, but I am trying to tone up a bit now too!

I don’t know too much about the topic; all I can say is feel it out. You don’t want to be at too much of a deficit since you need the calories for your body to repair itself and have proper energy. But I’m sure that what you’re doing is just fine! If you start feeling a lack of energy or lightheaded, just add some more snacks and stay hydrated!

Take a look at r/ketogains on reddit.com, it’s a forum for people who lift and are gaining muscle with keto! They have a lot of great tips, before and after pics, discussions, meal plans/workout routines! Could be cool for you to check out if you’re interested :)

Typically I avoid Italian restaurants on keto because everything worth eating involves carbs, but I was really excited to find this caprese salad on the menu at Mozza Mia! Yum!

Typically I avoid Italian restaurants on keto because everything worth eating involves carbs, but I was really excited to find this caprese salad on the menu at Mozza Mia! Yum!

WHO HAS TRIED THIS STUFF?!

I ordered bagels, bread, hot dog buns, and a couple treat bars from The Great Low Carb Bread Company and I’m so excited to try them all! 

They all say to keep frozen though, can I not keep some out or in the fridge to thaw…? 
PLEASE let me know if you’ve tried these and your favorite things to eat them with! I’ll post what I think of them as well.

WHO HAS TRIED THIS STUFF?!

I ordered bagels, bread, hot dog buns, and a couple treat bars from The Great Low Carb Bread Company and I’m so excited to try them all!

They all say to keep frozen though, can I not keep some out or in the fridge to thaw…?

PLEASE let me know if you’ve tried these and your favorite things to eat them with! I’ll post what I think of them as well.

Just when I was about to give up…

I FINALLY broke my 5-week-long plateau!

Lost 2 pounds yesterday and 1 pound today. Not sure what was going on but I’ve never had a stall that long before. Ugh. Thank you spaghetti monster for this blessing 🍝

26 pounds down. Holler.

Low Carb Veggie Burger!
I know you can have burgers without the bun or with lettuce, but I was feeling bitchy and wanted bread.
This is a grilled Morningstar veggie burger with cheese and mustard on a Village Hearth Light bun which is 13g net carb but beforehand I cut away over 1/3 of it so it’s probably closer to 8g. I then toasted the bun and buttered it!
11g net carb total. Good for when you have leftover carbs to eat up!

Low Carb Veggie Burger!

I know you can have burgers without the bun or with lettuce, but I was feeling bitchy and wanted bread.

This is a grilled Morningstar veggie burger with cheese and mustard on a Village Hearth Light bun which is 13g net carb but beforehand I cut away over 1/3 of it so it’s probably closer to 8g. I then toasted the bun and buttered it!

11g net carb total. Good for when you have leftover carbs to eat up!

Low Carb Flatbread Pizza!
You’ll need:  1 Mission Carb Balance Tortilla Olive oil Sauce  Cheese/ toppings
Preheat oven to about 400. Spray olive oil on tortilla and bake on a pan for 3-4 minutes or until semi-crisp. Take out and add sauce and cheese, I also added pepperoni, mushrooms, and feta cheese, then bake again for another 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted, slice and eat!
Super quick prep and cooking time, this is definitely my new go-to lazy lunch!
About 8g net carb… 35g fat

Low Carb Flatbread Pizza!

You’ll need:
1 Mission Carb Balance Tortilla
Olive oil
Sauce
Cheese/ toppings

Preheat oven to about 400. Spray olive oil on tortilla and bake on a pan for 3-4 minutes or until semi-crisp. Take out and add sauce and cheese, I also added pepperoni, mushrooms, and feta cheese, then bake again for another 3-4 minutes until the cheese is melted, slice and eat!

Super quick prep and cooking time, this is definitely my new go-to lazy lunch!

About 8g net carb… 35g fat

String Cheese Chips!

Cut 1 low-moisture string cheese stick into 12 pieces, and put 1 piece in each section of a mini muffin tin. Bake at around 350 until they look burnt! If you undercook them they’ll have a little bit of chewiness to them.

These are amazing, I actually prefer them to the low-carb tortilla chips because they have a good dense crunch!

I dipped mine in Target’s Archer Farms Queso (2g net carb for queso)

These chips are 0g carbs!! :)

Anonymous said: How did you seek out help for your ED? How did they diagnose you?

The first step for recovery or a diagnosis is going to a specific ED clinic/ therapist. My ED recovery has been almost 10 years in the making… Started around 13, but wasn’t officially diagnosed as anorexic until I was 16 and had to do in/out-patient treatment at an ED specialized clinic. After spending my 17th birthday in the hospital, I decided to take my recovery seriously. I worked hard for a few months, then relapsed after going through some trauma later that year.

I was a total mess and from there on it was a mixture of binging and restricting, drugs and alcohol… During my freshman year of college I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (pain disorder) and after that, everything changed.

I didn’t have the desire or the ability to restrict. I was in so much pain that the only thing that made me feel good, even for a minute, was food. I became addicted, and after years of anorexia, I ironically developed a binge/ compulsive overeating disorder.

The last 4 years have been difficult. I had gained over 50lbs, but I’ve started respecting myself enough to change, and I’ve lost 30 so far! I did outpatient treatment at a clinic again for binge eating (which they take just as seriously as Ana or Mia btw), was diagnosed as EDNOS, and things have gotten better. It takes time, patience, support, and a desire for change, but I like to think that I’m mostly recovered.

It’s up to you to heal yourself. My last round of treatment was completely my choice; I recognized that I needed help, I knew that happiness was an option, and I wanted to feel it again. Remind yourself everyday that you’re worth it :)

Anonymous said: could you make a little thing that would say basically what your daily meal plan is? x

Gladly! :) here’s a typical day, I eat 4 meals a day with snacks!

BREAKFAST 1:
Warm chia seed pudding (chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk, SF vanilla syrup)

BREAKFAST 2:
1 piece Village Hearth Light toast with either butter and a fried egg, or avocado alfalfa sprouts and hemp seeds, or almond butter and chia seeds

LUNCH: a few ideas. Usually veggie based…
•stir fried veggies (zucchini, onion, mushrooms, butter, soy sauce)
•Caesar salad with Parmesan
•tuna salad in lettuce cups
•steamed broccoli with cheese

SNACK options:
•jicama sticks
•celery and peanut butter
•blue diamond flavored almonds
•spicy pumpkin seeds
•Delicious Greens 8000 juice

DINNER:
•salmon and asparagus
•shrimp with cauliflower fried rice
•cauliflower Mac and cheese
•meatballs with tomato sauce

If you have specific dietary needs or allergies, I can recommend some other things for you, but this is pretty much what I eat on an average day!

YUM

Last night I poured the cheese sauce I use for my Cauliflower Mac and Cheese over some steamed broccoli! Delicious! 

Steamed broccoli
Heavy cream
Cream cheese
Velveeta
Mustard
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Salt and pepper
Shredded cheese

Mix and match, whatever tastes best for you.

YUM

Last night I poured the cheese sauce I use for my Cauliflower Mac and Cheese over some steamed broccoli! Delicious!

Steamed broccoli
Heavy cream
Cream cheese
Velveeta
Mustard
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Salt and pepper
Shredded cheese

Mix and match, whatever tastes best for you.

Last nights dinner was shrimp pan fried in butter and soy sauce with pink Himilayan salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, with a side of Shrimp (Yum Yum) sauce! 

Just like hibachi! 

20g fat…… 1g net carb

Last nights dinner was shrimp pan fried in butter and soy sauce with pink Himilayan salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder, with a side of Shrimp (Yum Yum) sauce!

Just like hibachi!

20g fat…… 1g net carb

Guess who only has 1 chin now…..?


… Dis bitch 🙌

Guess who only has 1 chin now…..?


… Dis bitch 🙌

Anonymous said: Hello, I've been on Keto for 2/12 months now and for the first 2 months I had quite an easy time losing 14 pounds. But for the last 2 weeks I have been stuck at the same weight. I've been drinking tons of water, working out 3-4 times a week and making sure my macros are correct. What is your advice to someone who is stuck?

Oh man I am right there with you. Last month I lost 17 pounds. SEVENTEEN FREAKING POUNDS!!! This month? I have lost (drumroll please) …………

………2. Two pounds. Kill me. I’m not sure if I’m stalling or if it’s because I’m doing HIIT 6 days a week, but I do think I’m seeing a difference in my body even despite the scale.

Do you do measurements/ see any slight changes in your body? Clothes fitting differently, less cellulite, things like that? If you’re working out 3-4 days a week, your body will retain some water to heal your muscles, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t losing fat.

The best advice I can give you (and I’m trying to convince myself the exact same thing as I write it) is to be patient, do NOT give up on keto and go back to old carby habits, that won’t make things any better.

Try taking body measurements instead of weigh-ins. And be aware that sometimes you’ll “grow” inches as you build muscle too, but just keep looking for those little clues that prove that you’re looking or feeling healthier. I notice my cheekbones are more defined, my cellulite is like 60% better, my shorts don’t constrict my thighs anymore, even though the scale hasn’t budged. Stuff like that :)