A couple of months ago my doctor decided that I was getting strong enough to try a Ketogenic diet. This is designed to convince the body to stop burning sugar and, instead, burn fat. Since the toxins I was exposed to are stored in fat cells, this does double duty of losing weight and getting rid of stored toxins. It also helps to fuel the brain and repair any damage done to the neurological system.
On this diet, I am supposed to eat only 5% carbs, 25% protein and 70% fat. (I aim at keeping my carb intake down to 20g per day. That is equivalent to 1.5 Reeses cups or a half of a medium order of McDonalds fries. All day!)
It is hard to find that much fat without consuming carbs. One of the cures is to make and eat fat bombs as a snack. They are made of healthy fats and no added sugar.Read More
Somehow I discovered Romesco Sauce and life will never be the same.
Romesco (Catalan pronunciation: [ruˈmɛsku]) is a nut and red pepper-based sauce that originated from Tarragona, Catalonia, in Northeastern Spain. The fishermen in this area made this sauce to eat with fish. It is typically made from any mixture of roasted or raw almonds, pine nuts, and/or hazelnuts, roasted garlic, olive or sunflower oil, bitxo peppers (similar to New Mexico chiles) and/or nyora peppers (a sun dried, small, round variety of red bell pepper). Flour or ground stale bread may be used as a thickener or to provide texture. Other common ingredients include roasted tomatoes, red wine vinegar and onions. Leaves of fennel or mint may be added, particularly if served with fish or escargot...Read More