Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Facebook fan page video

If you're a member of my Facebook fan page, check out a video I posted this evening to thank everyone for joining! 160+ members already! That's awesome! Thanks for the support!

Ode to the Canadian milk bag

This doesn't have much to do with low-carb, however you may be surprised to know that you can buy milk in bags here in Canada.

Some Canadian milk bag videos from YouTube:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Low-carb tip: Peeling boiled eggs

When you eat low-carb, you tend to eat a lot of eggs. If you're like me, one of the favourite ways to enjoy eggs is to boil them.

But sometimes, there's a problem. A big problem.

They can be impossible to peel and end up torn apart. This doesn't change the taste, of course, but the egg ends up looking completely unappetizing and much of it ends up in the garbage.

How can you avoid this? Many low-carbers (and others) have switched to buying fresh eggs from farmers' markets and other specialty stores. That is the problem.

Peeling fresh eggs is nearly impossible. You may have more luck keeping them in the refrigerator for a few weeks, but if you want to boil some eggs right away and don't have any "older" eggs on hand, buy some regular store-brand eggs at the supermarket and use those.

Locally, I usually buy Sobeys brand XL eggs for boiling and they usually peel with no problem at all. If I try to peel fresh eggs from the farmers' market, it turns out disastrous.

So that's today's tip: if you want an easy-to-peel boiled egg, do not use fresh eggs and trend toward store-brand eggs. For all other egg dishes, I use fresh eggs from the farmers' market.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Week #137: Gained +2 lb for a total of -100 lb

Grrrrr... What's up with that?

Well, my water intake was off last week, that's for sure. Also, those dreaded calorie-laden nuts I need to avoid snuck up on me. LOL! They tackled me and forced me to eat them -- peanuts, walnuts, brazil nuts... Someone call the police! (Yes, I know peanuts aren't actually nuts. They're legumes.)

I'm on vacation this week and am spending it at home relaxing. The lack of routine is welcome, yet a challenge at the same time. I have a freezer full of good low-carb meals and other food, so there's no excuse for not eating well.

I refuse to go below triple-digit loss figures, so have no choice! Besides, with my goal being -240 lb, my current -100 lb tally is a long way from there!

I will be posting another recipe video this week and anything else interesting that I find around the Internet.

If I can do it, so can you!

No excuses!