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7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

Low Carb Fried Chicken

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Low Carb Fried Chicken Recipe – How to make crispy, crunchy KFC Style Keto Fried Chicken with the video. Quick & Easy Ketogenic Dinner Ideas. Low Carb Fried ChickenThis low carb fried chicken is crispy, crunchy and so easy to make.It tastes like carby fried chicken, but you’ll be pleased to discover that the carbs are negligible, without sacrificing the flavor. How To Make KFC Style Keto Fried ChickenStart by marinading the chicken pieces in a mix of egg and sour cream. Both work to tenderize and develop flavor in the chicken. I used chicken breast in this instance and chopped it into strips.You can marinade for a few hours or overnight for a deeper flavor.Then, make up your crumb mixture by mixing together equal parts parmesan and almond flour, together with your herbs and spices of choice. Mine are simply salt, oregano and paprika, but you could also add in your own choices from pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, ginger, celery salt, thyme or mustard powder.Dip the marinat…

15 Quick Low Carb Dinners

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15 Quick Low Carb Dinners – Easy Keto 30 Minute Meals – simple ideas for a weeknight or weekend dinner. For one, two or the whole family!15 Quick Low Carb DinnersThese quick low carb dinners can be made in 30 minutes or less and are all tasty keto friendly meals. Whether it’s a Meat Free Monday, veggie based dish or a simple steak salad – you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare a tasty, nourishing and quick meal that’s low carb and keto friendly. Quick Low Carb Dinners To Make TonightSo, here are the quick low carb dinners you can easily prepare with little effort for your meal tonight. 1. Broccoli CasseroleWould you believe that this cheesy low carb broccoli casserole takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and has only 4 ingredients?! It’s probably the recipe I’ve made most often from my blog and it’s always well received by the whole family. 2. Two Minute ZoodlesThis quick two minute zoodles dish takes, as the name suggests, two minutes to prepare and is way tastier th…

Low Carb Chocolate Mousse

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Low Carb Chocolate Mousse Recipe – Easy No Bake Keto Desserts – With cream, cocoa powder and chocolate and the full video tutorial.Low Carb Chocolate MousseThis low carb chocolate mousse is my latest go to chocolate dessert that I’ve been enjoying lately.It’s different from the others (like these 5) I’ve already shared on my blog as grated chocolate is folded into the mousse, giving a chocolate chip type texture. The 4 Ingredients You’ll NeedThis simple mousse has only 4 IngredientsCream – use pouring, heavy, double or whipping cream. Whatever cream you can whip into thickened whipped cream is what you want to use.Cocoa Powder – or cacao powder for an infused chocolate flavor.Stevia – or your sweetener of choice to sweeten the dessert. You can use as little or as much stevia as you like, depending on how sweet or dark chocolate flavored you’d like your mousse to be.Chocolate – I use a row of 85% dark chocolate from ALDI, but you can use whatever low carb chocolate you usually include i…

Low Carb Milkshake Recipe

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Low Carb Milkshake Recipe – How to make easy keto milkshakes with vanilla and cream. With the video tutorial.Low Carb MilkshakeThis low carb milkshake is easy to whip together and is the perfect frosty sweet treat. I use my Nutribullet to whip together the milkshake. It’s really handy to have in the kitchen and I have made all sorts of smoothies and shakes in it. (Where to find a nutribullet.) Keto Milkshake IngredientsIn my milkshake I’ve used unsweetened almond milk, which is low in sugars and carbs. For balance, I’ve included cream to add in healthy fats. You can use whatever cream you already have in your fridge.Here in Ireland you can get small tubs of already whipped cream that don’t have any sugars or carbs added to it. I keep a tub in the freezer to use as an instant ice cream substitute in recipes like this.You could make your own by whipping heavy cream and storing it in the freezer for when needed.Another option is of course using Halo Top or another low carb friendly ice cr…

10 Easy Low Carb Lunch Ideas

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10 Easy Low Carb Lunch Ideas – quick and simply gluten free lunch box ideas for work or home.10 Easy Low Carb Lunch IdeasThese easy low carb lunch ideas are great to either prep ahead, keep in the fridge and enjoy for lunch. Or, make for a quick gluten free lunch.1. Cheesy Broccoli SaladThis broccoli salad has only 4 ingredients and is perfect to make ahead, allowing the flavors to develop to a tasty lunch salad. 2. Tuna SaladWhether in a bowl or in lettuce wraps, I often enjoy tuna salad in one way or another. Some of my favourite accompaniments with a tuna salad include:AvocadoSour CreamMayoSpinachFeta or Goats CheesePestoCucumberTomatoKeto friendly salad dressingAvocado oil or Olive oilLemon Juice3. Chicken WrapsLettuce cups make an easy wrap to fill with chicken. In this instance I had leftover roast chicken that I popped into the lettuce wraps.I just went for sour cream as a topping but you could also add in any of the following ingredients into your chicken wrap:MayoAvocadoChoppe…

Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

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Peanut Butter Bread Recipe – Easy Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free, Sugar Free & Dairy Free moist peanut butter bread – inspired by the 1932 Depression Era Bread. With the full video tutorial.Peanut Butter Bread RecipeThis peanut butter bread recipe is inspired by the 1930’s Depression Era bread I’ve been seeing all over social media lately.My adaptation is allergy and diet friendly, there’s only a subtle peanut butter flavor and a slice is especially tasty when topped with my homemade chia jam. How To Make Keto Peanut Butter BreadThe bread is really easy to make, start by combining coconut flour and baking powder together in a bowl.I’ve chosen coconut flour because you only need half a cup to get the same results as you would from 2 cups of regular flour, making it budget friendly.Then, in a large bowl, simply whisk together peanut butter, eggs, stevia, milk, vanilla and salt until smooth.Once the batter is smooth, add the coconut flour mixture and blend until fully incorporated.Then, …

10 Easy No Bake Low Carb Desserts

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10 Easy No Bake Low Carb Desserts – Recipes for quick and simple sugar free keto friendly dessert ideas.10 Easy No Bake Low Carb DessertsI’ve been cooking up loads of no bake low carb desserts while I’ve been home during these uncertain times.I’ve found great comfort in making sweet treats for the family – it’s like a relaxing therapy and I get to create something that we all get to enjoy. Before getting to the easy recipes, here’s a list of what to stock your kitchen with to mix and match to create loads of easy no bake low carb desserts: Cream – single, pouring, heavy, double or whipping creamMascarpone Cheese Ricotta CheeseCream CheeseBerries – Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries – fresh and frozenLemon & Lime Stevia or your sweetener of choiceVanilla & other flavourings Chocolate – cocoa/cacao powder, 85% or 90% chocolate, cacao nibsAlmond Milk or other low carb milkCoconut – milk, yoghurt, oil and shredded Nuts, peanut butter, almond butter10 Easy No Bake Low Carb Desse…

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe

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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie Recipe – Easy Low Carb Smoothies Recipes – high protein, sugar free, keto friendly milkshake with video.Strawberry Cheesecake SmoothieThis strawberry cheesecake smoothie is like indulging in a sweet, berry cheesecake, but without the effort. (Or carbs!) I use my Nutribullet to mix together the smoothie. It’s really handy to have in the kitchen and I have made all sorts of smoothies and shakes in it. (Where to find a nutribullet.) There are only 4 ingredients in this simple smoothie:Frozen Strawberries – I like the frosty texture from frozen strawberries. But, you could use fresh instead. Or swap the strawberries for your low carb berries of choice.Cream – you can use any cream that you have in your fridge.Almond milk – is my low carb milk of choice, but you can swap for any other low carb milk you’d like. Or even use whole milk if you don’t mind the carbs.Cream Cheese – gives the smoothie the cheesecake flavor and creamy texture.Extra Ingredients – You co…

These Healthy Granola Bars Taste Like Rice Krispies Treats and Offer 8.7 Grams of Protein

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There's something about the convenience and instant deliciousness of a packaged granola bar. But since I've been trying to cut back on packaging, I hate to buy individually wrapped bars. Plus, regular granola bars don't offer a ton of protein, so I just had to whip up my own recipe.These vegan, protein-packed bars come together in just 10 minutes, and the recipe is so versatile - you can choose the nuts, seeds, and dried fruits you like best. These are made with peanut butter, pepitas, pecans, and raisins, but I've also made other batches that were equally delicious. One was made with with sun butter, shredded coconut, hemp, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.If you love Rice Krispies treats, these bars are very similar to that chewy crispy texture you love, but they're healthier and more satisfying with the addition of nuts, seeds, and protein powder.Whip up a batch of these cinnamon-y, protein-packed, chewy granola bars, and keep them in the fridge in …