Low Carb And Keto Lifestyle

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You can now just search for recipes by clicking on Keto Category. I am in the process of moving them all here, and they should all be here by the end of February 2017.

A Low Carb – Keto recipe Blog 

I have a separate blog for low carb recipes, which is obviously a work in progress. Will be working on integrating it into this space soon, until then, feel free to hop over to VegKetoByRads here. 

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The History

I’ve adopted the low carb (keto)* lifestyle since April 2016, and it’s done me a world of good in a few ways, and I anticipate more in the next few months. I was on a keto diet for 3 proper months and then slipping in and out between Low Carb and Keto depending on how much life hands me. I like the place I am in and I am perfectly comfortable with where I am and what decisions I take based on how my body works.

On requests from a bunch of folks after seeing my Instagram posts, I started writing out all the low carb recipes that Ive been making and eating and this is the link.

I am a Vegetarian. I do eat eggs though. So my recipes are all catered towards such.

Follow me on Instagram,(follow hashtag #RadsGetsFit)  Pinterest Board or Facebook Page to not miss any.

*Low Carb (Keto) – I use the terms interchangeably coz of how I work. One is seemingly a subset of another. Please do read up on the links and voices of authority here, and here it if you’d like. (A few more, but am sure a simple google search can help you)

 

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Here’s why I went down the Low Carb or Keto path:

I am no chef or a great cook. I just cook coz we have to eat, and once you do something repeatedly and over a prolonged period of time, you can’t help but get good at it. Just saying, am alright 🙂

As with most women (who’ve gone through pregnancy and its related hormonal changes), I’ve waged my war with the bulge. Three kids and a few meniscus tears in my knees and sciatic pains, stress, work, depression not excluding laziness found me on all ends of the scale over a period of time.

Since I quit dancing after my 3rd child and was working full time, I didn’t exercise as diligently, and when I did, I injured myself. A lot. I had knee surgeries, physical therapy, started cycling and the goal was to be fit. Not to get skinny or hour glass but the idea was to just lose the extra 20-25 pounds I had packed on.
Over the last 6 months, it’s been extra painful with a herniated disc that caused immense sciatic pain. Had surgery and while I sat on my bed wallowing in alternate bouts of self-pity, anger and frustration, I snapped.

April 1st 2016 I decided to start cutting carbs and go low carb and do the salads. 

As I was reading up on the net, I spoke with a friend who clued me in towards another diet that seemed to be working, and that’s when I fell upon Keto. After a week of reading, and also speaking with a person who was helping folks in India, I fell into it. I got some basic blood work done on April 9th 2016. The results were as expected.

You see, Cholesterol has been a silent demon since more than 10 years and my doc was threatening to get me on statins if I didn’t do something about it.

April 10th 2016, the switch flipped and flipped for good. 

I taught myself, read some more, grocery-shopped paying attention to labels, measured and weighed me, and got onto some websites and forums and there was no turning back.

It was do or die, and I chose to do.

Almost a year later:

It’s 2017, and I have stayed primarily low-carb with a few weeks of binging on sweets as the festive season engulfed me in October, November, and December. The interesting part is, that time I spent on hardcore keto has given me a new lease of life.

Not just that I’ve dropped two dress sizes and lost 5 inches on my hips and 4 inches off my waist and 25 pounds since April 2016, I FEEL a lot more in control. Not just in my eating habits and maintaining the weight and inches, but in how I am to outside stimuli. I feel more balanced, more grounded. Maybe it’s the combination of age or phase I am in life, but I think there’s a lot more to how much what we eat directs and channels our physiology so it affects our behaviors and decisions based on stimuli. 

I am more than happy to share what I’ve learned and am still learning, so no, I don’t have all the answers, but it’s a great place to be. I couldn’t be happier with this new found me in the knowledge Ive gained. 🙂

Instagram is a great place to interact as the feed is more constant and conducive to foods. Some of them will make their way here. So. Here I am –> Instagram.com/rads02

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