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Keto Butter Pecan Ice Cream

I love ice cream…almost as much as I love coffee. So you better believe when I found a recipe for butter pecan ice cream I immediately filled out the shopping list with a few things to purchase. This one takes an ingredient or two that you may not have on hand, so my word of advice is order them long before you think you will actually want to make the ice cream. This will prevent you from having to dreadfully wait through shipping times while your craving drives you to a dangerous “cheating” problem. The great thing about this recipe is that you can eat a good amount of it in one sitting and not kill your net carb levels for the day. I’m not going to go into an incredible amount of explanation here, because I hate when recipe website do that. I will jump straight into the recipe…

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My journey in weight loss: an update

The last time I talked about my weight loss here I was at 327 pounds. Today the scale greeted me with 254 pounds. This brings my total weight loss 119 pounds in all. I’ve been happy with the journey, and my body feels much better. I can walk a flight of stairs without turning the building into a vacuum by sucking in all of the oxygen. I can walk a parking lot without sweating through my clothes. I can play with my kids without having to take breaks. It feels good. I’ve slowly let up on the keto lifestyle, and have been living a low carb lifestyle instead. I have stuck with the 25 carbs or fewer per day thing, with the Friday-night cheat meal to enjoy whatever food my family wants to enjoy. I still eat a lot of the same things as I did when I was in…

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Keto Iced Coffee

I love coffee. I love the way it smells, tastes, how hot it is, the sounds as it’s brewing, and everything else that comes with it. I used to drink my 8 oz. cup of coffee with 3 tablespoons each of sugar and creamer. When I went on the keto diet I was pretty upset that I’d have to give up such an amazing staple in my diet that I searched far and wide for a recipe that I could love again. I’ve never cared much for iced coffee. Since I’ve loved hot coffee so much for so long, I never had a desire to drink it cold…until now. I’m about to give you the links to every product that I use to now cold brew my coffee, and enjoy my mornings again. Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker ($18.99) Stone Street Coffee Cold Brew Reserve Colombian Single Origin ($14.99)…

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My journey in weight loss and keto

The Atkins diet was created in 1972 by Robert C. Atkins. For over 45 years, this diet has kicked so much weight off of so many people, that it’s a no-brained why it’s still in existence to this day. I’ve tried many diets; I’ve tried counting all of the numbers on the backs of the label, from calories to fat content, and nothing I’ve counted has come close to counting carbs. I started my low carb journey on March 2nd of 2017 (just a few short months ago). My weight at the beginning of this journey was 373 pounds. To say I’m overweight is an understatement. I went to a bariatric surgeon to begin setting up for the¬†biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (often referred to as simply the BPD/DS procedure). While waiting I figured it would be a good idea to start getting my eating habits under control and start…

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