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^ seems like an unlucky day for shichat sisters :D Ate : Halwa puri for breakfast  Halwa is a pudding made from semolina and is eaten with Puri (bread made from flour) Mom made the Halwa and it was th

For tea , cupcakes that my daughter baked <3

Hey guys, it's been quite some time since I've logged on to shiachat. But as always I come back once in a while to check up on everyone :P So in my absence I've taken plenty of food pics (being an ins

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Keto breakfast at 4 pm after 20 hours of intermittent fasting.

A small tortilla made from flaxseed flour and psyllium husk (Ispaghol) cooked in olive oil (extra virgin, cold pressed only) with spices to taste. That is a riot of fibre and good fats.

Three small desi eggs (pasture raised) cooked in one tbsp of homemade white butter (no factory produced yellow stuff for me)

A cup of Earl Grey Premium (TM) black tea sweetened with stevia. Some days I add a tbsp of fresh cream instead of milk in regular black chai.

Should serve with pics next time.

 

Edit: there was a time when this would freak me out, thanks to the lies told us by the food-pharma industry about what constitutes healthy eating. I have no health complications at all but an uncle of mine with type II diabetes has managed to come off insulin completely just by strictly following keto diet. And his blood sugar levels are within range. His good cholesterol is up and bad cholesterol is down. He has more energy, less lethargy, and better health overall. His physician was stunned and wouldn't believe what happened. Physicians don't know jack about food and nutrition.

 

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On 1/6/2019 at 5:17 AM, Marbles said:

A small tortilla made from flaxseed flour and psyllium husk (Ispaghol) cooked in olive oil (extra virgin, cold pressed only) with spices to taste. That is a riot of fibre and good fats.

Three small desi eggs (pasture raised) cooked in one tbsp of homemade white butter (no factory produced yellow stuff for me)

@Marbles Have mercy on Auntie....  Either get a wife or a chef (ideally both) if you haven't already. 

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On 1/6/2019 at 6:27 AM, starlight said:

Either get a wife or a chef (ideally both) if you haven't already.

All the heart healthy innovations in our house have come from me (with advice from Sis here (incl.you).

  1. More soups
  2. More salads + protein combos
  3. More beans
  4. More nuts and seeds for snacking etc.
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1 hour ago, Marbles said:

cooked in olive oil (extra virgin, cold pressed only)

As @Haji 2003 pointed out above, Olive oil is not a good oil for frying due to its low smoking point, so it's best used in salads for dressing. 

You know what's the easiest way to get into ketosis? Add coconut oil to your diet. Start with 1tbs and gradually build to whatever level feels good to you. 

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9 minutes ago, starlight said:

Add coconut oil to your diet. Start with 1tbs and gradually build to whatever level feels good to you. 

But, according to the American Heart Association:

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In summary, randomized controlled trials that lowered intake of dietary saturated fat and replaced it with polyunsaturated vegetable oil reduced CVD by ≈30%, similar to the reduction achieved by statin treatment. 

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/abs/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000510

82% of coconut oil is saturated fat.

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15 minutes ago, Haji 2003 said:

82% of coconut oil is saturated fat.

I meant that for keto diet where one replaces carbs with fats, so when fats are the substrate being burnt for energy one can safely consume them in increased amount. 

For cardiac health it's recommended to replace saturated fats with poly and monounsaturated fats. 

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On 1/6/2019 at 6:27 AM, starlight said:

@Marbles Have mercy on Auntie....  Either get a wife or a chef (ideally both) if you haven't already. 

Lol. I have become quite good at fixing my own keto meals, but I need help with "complex" stuff like flaxseed/coconut tortillas and palak paneer. 

Household chefs are good only for making regular desi meals. They can't wrap their heads around keto meals because they don't know how to handle the ingredients and esp when everything needs to be measured precisely to track macros.

On 1/6/2019 at 6:45 AM, starlight said:

As @Haji 2003 pointed out above, Olive oil is not a good oil for frying due to its low smoking point, so it's best used in salads for dressing. 

You know what's the easiest way to get into ketosis? Add coconut oil to your diet. Start with 1tbs and gradually build to whatever level feels good to you. 

I bought solid coconut oil, used it a couple of times and gave up. Can't stand the smell frankly. I also have MCT oil which I use to make bulletproof coffee, but I figured I can do without that and get my fats from other sources.

Olive oil, desi ghee, and white butter work well for most things. I use olive oil for salad dressing, to bake almond bread, and to cook eggs, unless cooking eggs in olive oil is not a good idea??

On 1/6/2019 at 6:34 AM, Haji 2003 said:

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Seems like the oil with the offensive name is better than olive oil in terms of good fats. I can't find it in the local markets. Will look online.

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In summary, randomized controlled trials that lowered intake of dietary saturated fat and replaced it with polyunsaturated vegetable oil reduced CVD by ≈30%, similar to the reduction achieved by statin treatment. 

But we are discouraged from consuming every kind of vegetable oil because it's highly processed and not what it seems. Canola, corn, sunflower - you name it. 

Sat fat should be fine in small quantities when it comes from natural oils like coconut and olive. Almond oil might be a good alternative if the purpose is to minimise sat fats.

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@Marbles almond bread? I like the sound of the name. What is it? Do you have a recipe? 

 

I'm not going keto - moderation in all food types is what works best for me - but I do like trying new foods. 

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21 hours ago, notme said:

@Marbles almond bread? I like the sound of the name. What is it? Do you have a recipe? 

 

I'm not going keto - moderation in all food types is what works best for me - but I do like trying new foods. 

Moderation is good if the purpose is to maintain weight and eat a balanced diet. After I've achieved my target weight, I plan to gradually shift to what is called lazy keto, or keto lite, and then on to low carb diet to maintain.

But there's one thing I'm certain about: I am never touching processed carbs that come from fast food joints and off store shelves. No moderation here, but complete abandonment.

Almond bread is divine. Will post the recipe later tonight inshallah.

 

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Almond bread.

Ingredients:

Almond flour* 1.5 cups (180g)
Eggs: 6
Butter: 4 tbsps
cream of tartar: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1/2 tsp

Preheat oven to 190 C

Beat egg whites until they are fluffy. Add cream of tartar and put aside. 

Beat egg yolks. Once fluffy, add melted butter in yolks. Then add almond flour gradually in yolks.

In the end, fold egg whites in yolk mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes. +/- 5 minutes depending on your oven.

* You can use raw or blanched almond flour. I prefer raw flour as it gives it a grainy taste which I like. Blanched almond flour gives it a texture of unsweetened English tea cake. Not my favourite. I prepare my own almond flour in a food processor. It costs less than 1/3rd the price of flour available online.

This bread is made from flaxseed and coconut flour. Almond bread looks the same but it's a bit lighter in colour.

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11 minutes ago, notme said:

@Marbles thanks! I was expecting more complexity. It's so simple, I even have all the ingredients on hand, if I make my own almond flour. 

Oh it's very easy. Even a kitchen idiot like myself can bake it.

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Bismehe Ta3ala 

Assalam Alikum 

8:00 scrambled eggs with mozzarella cheese

condiment: red spicy sauce aka muhamarra 

10:00 grapefruit very juicy and delicious 

3:30 okra stew with rice

Dinner:  baked fish

Alhamd'Allah rab al 3lameen 

@shia farm girl

Dear sister, how do I know how many calories I consumed?

Is this over 2,000 cals?

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http://www.germandonerkebab.com/about-us

Our tried and tested methods are totally different to the way other operators make their kebabs. The result is a nutritionally sound gourmet food experience that contains virtually no preservatives or additives and can be consumed day or night. With a strong modern brand and the promotion of healthy, fresh, nutritious ingredients that appeals to a broad market, "Doner Kebab" can only continue to grow and succeed. Maintaining the authenticity and originality of our kebabs is one of the main objectives of the business, and is the reason we continue to retain our market position at the top of the kebab industry.

 

 

^ editor starts playing up when I add media. Anyway found this place in Camden, London. Not bad for £5.99, about US$8. That's just for the kebab, I did not order any fries or drink.

OK, it's after I had taken a few bites. I don't eat doner because of the fat, but this concept seemed intriguing.

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On 1/7/2019 at 5:51 PM, Marbles said:

I prepare my own almond flour in a food processor.

We've learnt from bitter experience that sometimes when you use the first person when referring to manual labour it actually means you were giving orders to someone else. 

So did you actually get your hands wet?

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2 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

We've learnt from bitter experience that sometimes when you use the first person when referring to manual labour it actually means you were giving orders to someone else. 

So did you actually get your hands wet?

Using food processor hardly counts as manual labor!

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9 hours ago, Haji 2003 said:

We've learnt from bitter experience that sometimes when you use the first person when referring to manual labour it actually means you were giving orders to someone else. 

So did you actually get your hands wet?

The use of first person referred to the one out of five times I do it myself, so I hope that is not totally unjustified...

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8 hours ago, notme said:

Using food processor hardly counts as manual labor!

I should have stressed the manual (hands vs. vocal chords) rather than the labour (hard work). 

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11 hours ago, Laayla said:

Bismehe Ta3ala 

Assalam Alikum 

8:00 scrambled eggs with mozzarella cheese

condiment: red spicy sauce aka muhamarra 

10:00 grapefruit very juicy and delicious 

3:30 okra stew with rice

Dinner:  baked fish

Alhamd'Allah rab al 3lameen 

@shia farm girl

Dear sister, how do I know how many calories I consumed?

Is this over 2,000 cals?

As salaamun aleikum sister:)

Well, it depends on a few factors. Eggs are generally about 70 to 80 calories a piece depending on their size, people generally use a tablespoon of oil to cook them which is about 120  calories I believe, grapefruits I think are around 50 calories per fruit, and the mozzarella cheese, well I would need to know how much you used, but generally a serving of cheese is about 110 calories. I'm not familiar with the red sauce you made and what it consists of, so I would need to know more before I could give  a general estimate..okra, being a vegetable, and I don't believe they're starchy, will be low on the calorie index, the thing I would be the most concerned about, is what kind of rice you used and how much of it. People generally eat way more rice than a normal serving size. A serving size of rice is around 160 calories, and I think that equals a cup, but I'm not 100% sure, I just know that it's a 160 a serving, and that's not including if you used any butter or oil in it to keep it from sticking. My husband does that sometimes.. Fish are pretty low calorie too, but I don't eat fish myself so I can't really throw a number out there but if I had to add everything up according to my estimates, I would say you consumed less than 1000 calories depending on how much rice you ate, how many eggs (i guessed 3) and how much oil. Again, im not at all familiar with the sauce you used. When people make sauces, they primarily use a lot of oil or butter, and many times they use flour to thicken it up. I don't know if any of that was used in the sauce that you ate or not.

So theres my guess!

Im curious how close i am! 

My estimate for today was 1215. Yesterday, i ate around 900 and it was all raw veggies and fruit. Just dont feel like cooking sometimes!

Thanks for asking:)

@Laayla

PS: I just now saw that you asked about how you can know about how many calories youre eating. Well, i didn't really have a plan, just that before I would eat anything,I would Google it first, like "calories in one large tomato", or "calories in one medium apple", or "calories in one large banana", etc. After a while since I was eating these things pretty regularly, I just managed to remember and that alone made my estimating a lot easier.

Also, paying attention to the calories and the amount per serving on packages when you're in the store. One thing I taught my husband to do, is to look at the amount of servings in a package of whatever it is that he's buying, because chances are, he's going to sit there and eat the entire package, not just a serving size! He recently bought a package of Fig Newtons, and it had five rows of 20 cookies in it, and 2 cookies is a serving at a 100 calories! He sat there and ate 1 row which was 1000 calories, and because of what those things are made of, processed carbs and I knew he wouldn't stay full for long, and sure enough, he was up searching the kitchen for more stuff to eat:/

 I was like oh heck no! Keep those things away from me and put them on the very top shelf in the cabinet where I can't reach them, because he's like six-two and I can't reach the top shelf!  

Anyway, you just got to get familiar with what you eat regularly and check the calorie amounts and it will begin to stick in your mind after a short while.

W/s

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2 minutes ago, shia farm girl said:

My estimate for today was 1215. Yesterday, i ate around 900 and it was all raw veggies and fruit. Just dont feel like cooking sometimes!

Oh my God, sis! :o

Why do you eat so little? Are you on a diet? 

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5 minutes ago, Carlzone said:

Oh my God, sis! :o

Why do you eat so little? Are you on a diet? 

Lol, well, i AM watching what i eat,lol..Im down visiting my parents right now like I do every week, and these are the days where I actually get to go back to how I sed to normally eat as when I'm with my husband, he has a different diet than I do. He's Persian, so he grew up with and is set on having lots of bread, rice, and the whole dessert thing...none of those items have ever been a staple in my diet, because I'm extremely sensitive to gaining weight when I consume those products. Since we got together three years ago, I've put on 10 lb. I used to be super ripped & defined, but now thanks to eating the way he does and my life becoming more sedentary, im back to working at it again.

Recently,  I made a recommitment to myself to go back to the way I was eating before I met him. I can totally sustain and be healthy on a  low calorie diet, but dont worry, I don't go low calorie everyday, I vary it. The low  days of my week are yesterday and today, but then when I go back with him for the next 5 days, my diet will be closer to 1500 per day,maybe a little less on a few depending on if he buys hot, fresh barbari bread or not,lol! :(

It's unfortunate, because it's not just his very carbs Centric diet thats had a bad effect on me, but the fact that I'm turning 43 next month and I'm a female. All three of those things work against me. There was a point in my life, up to my mid-thirties where I didn't even need to watch what I ate, but things change as we get older,  and I have to work with that change because to let myself gain weight now at this age will mean that I'm probably going to be stuck with it for the rest of my life as it gets harder and harder,especially for women to lose weight as we age:(

W/s

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16 minutes ago, shia farm girl said:

Lol, well, i AM watching what i eat,lol..Im down visiting my parents right now like I do every week, and these are the days where I actually get to go back to how I sed to normally eat as when I'm with my husband, he has a different diet than I do. He's Persian, so he grew up with and is set on having lots of bread, rice, and the whole dessert thing...none of those items have ever been a staple in my diet, because I'm extremely sensitive to gaining weight when I consume those products. Since we got together three years ago, I've put on 10 lb. I used to be super ripped & defined, but now thanks to eating the way he does and my life becoming more sedentary, im back to working at it again.

Recently,  I made a recommitment to myself to go back to the way I was eating before I met him. I can totally sustain and be healthy on a  low calorie diet, but dont worry, I don't go low calorie everyday, I vary it. The low  days of my week are yesterday and today, but then when I go back with him for the next 5 days, my diet will be closer to 1500 per day,maybe a little less on a few depending on if he buys hot, fresh barbari bread or not,lol! :(

It's unfortunate, because it's not just his very carbs Centric diet thats had a bad effect on me, but the fact that I'm turning 43 next month and I'm a female. All three of those things work against me. There was a point in my life, up to my mid-thirties where I didn't even need to watch what I ate, but things change as we get older,  and I have to work with that change because to let myself gain weight now at this age will mean that I'm probably going to be stuck with it for the rest of my life as it gets harder and harder,especially for women to lose weight as we age:(

W/s

Oh I see.

Are you working out regularly? That is supposed to increase the metabolism. 

How are your stress levels? Coz stress in itself can make you gain weight even if you eat the same amount of food as before.

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Keto menu today:

* A cup of sarson ka saag (mustard greens plus a little spinach and fenugreek) cooked in ghee. I'm happy to report that this absolutely delicious desi delicacy is keto friendly. However eating it with a spoon is rather odd.

* A bowl of leafy greens dressed in homemade mayo, same as before and same as in the pic.

Later:

* Sauteed veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, shimla peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, green beans.

* 3oz of minced beef.

*  A piece of almond cake. Cake not bread.

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Thank you sister @shia farm girl your post was very informative and helpful.  God bless you.

I understand your husband's lifestyle of eating.  Bread is very important in my culture as well.  I'm struggling with removing bread from my lifestyle, but it is very difficult.

Your post and brother Marble's postings actually motivate me to do better, Insh'Allah.

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this is dandelion leaves

I made it to this

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I wanted to make a sandwich, but I remembered I boiled beats.  I cut up two beats and added cumin and salt.  Usually I add lemon too, but I ran out.  

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Bismehe Ta3ala,

Assalam Alikum

My dear uncle came and visited me today.  He is 82 years old, God bless him.  I refused that he would leave before he had dinner with us.  I asked him to mention to the children about being ungrateful towards food.  Alhamd'Allah they were listening to him.  :)  God grant him a long life.

Potatoes and chicken (breast) stew with rice

Salad

grape molasses aka debess ennab

Alhamd'Allah for everything.

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

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See photos thread for where we went today. Anyway afterwards my wife said that she had found a halal restaurant not far away. As soon as I saw the outside I knew that we would be burglarized. Atrocious Americanism, but just right for my anticipated feelings.

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This is what I had:

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Wife had a similar lamb dish and Abbas had some prawns.

Total bill US$50.

But as my wife pointed out the bread was free.

Jesus (a.s.) wept.

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So I was pushed to go to this new Pan Asian restaurant (called X2) that opened recently in town.

I grilled the menu to find keto-friendly food and settled on Red Snapper in Walnut Sauce. I did not realise it would come with a thick crust of carbs. I got four smallish pieces of fish when I took its 'clothes' off (which my companions were happy to fork into their mouths). Aside from this little operation I enjoyed it.

It would have been a big portion had I eaten the whole thing. I wasn't expecting that much but 'twas on the pricey side.

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^ beware of sauces, they can be absolutely riddled with sugar, even if they taste savoury.

You can tell by the decorations on the edge of the plate that the word naqhshaybazi was probably used somewhere in the business planning of this outfit.

 

 

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On 2/4/2012 at 3:36 PM, Ruq said:

Please describe either:

-what you last ate

-what you are eating atm

-what your intend to eat next

I last ate a 1 egg omlette drizzled generously with marmite in a crispy white cob/roll/bap :wub: and i'd really like a cold ginger beer now, but we don’t have any so i'll settle for Vimto.

I know that post is old dating back to 2012 but Ginger Beer?

As for me I last had paprika crisps (chips if you are in America), I am not eating anything atm, I am planning to cook some prawns soon

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1 hour ago, Haji 2003 said:

^ beware of sauces, they can be absolutely riddled with sugar, even if they taste savoury.

You can tell by the decorations on the edge of the plate that the word naqhshaybazi was probably used somewhere in the business planning of this outfit.

Yeah, sauces can kill it. I asked them to prepare my sauce without sugar. So it helped.

This is nothing. The platter next to me was a piece of art.

53 minutes ago, Murtaza1 said:

I know that post is old dating back to 2012 but Ginger Beer?

It's just a ginger-flavoured soda drink.

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