Last night I asked that my husband watch a video regarding low carbs and cholesterol. It's the one I linked a few days ago. I know he wasn't looking forward to watching it at first, but in the end I think he didn't mind it because he learned a few things from it. I wanted him to watch it, not because I feel like he needed to go on the diet too, but I wanted him to understand, not just support my diet plans. It's important that your support system is on board. Trying to explain LCHF to sceptics isn't easy. Luckily for me, my husband was already an advocate of a low carb diet. The only thing he didn't understand was the cholesterol/fat debate. I felt that was keeping him back from totally understanding why I needed to add more fat into my diet, and how it wasn't going to affect me detrimentally. In any case, obesity is the real killer and by getting out of the obese range I greatly improve my life expectancy.
So, this morning, we continue on. For breakfast I made a two egg omlette with some gouda cheese and spanish paprika in it. I then had two pieces of turkey bacon. I cooked this all in ghee (clarified butter). It's not in the picture, but I added a dollop of mayo for good measure afterwards, to ensure that I had enough fat. My current concern is that I haven't been adding enough vegetables to my meals. I have been so focused on adding all the fatty stuff which I had been avoiding that I haven't restocked my fridge with the veggies. Later today I'm think gonna head to the store and buy some broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and rättika (I think it's called winter radish or black radish in English, in any case it's Daikon in Japanese).
Been feeling a bit guilty that I haven't worked out the last few days. I think I'm going to TRY Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred (30DS) again. I always hurt every time I start it up, and when I got to level two, I started getting knee pains, which at that point I was afraid that my knee would give in from the impact of jumping up and down. I do know that if one persists with the 30DS, you get results, and results is what I'm after!
Today for dinner it's a dish of my own creation, inspired by a recipe that I found in my new LCHF cookbook. I've put the recipe for this chicken in my LCHF Recipe section.