I Found A Awesome Keto Community

Hello family, I know it’s been a minute. Life has been so busy with dodging the Covid19 and being a essential worker WOW. Did I mention I am also in Barber college, yes at 52yrs old I decided to make another life change. So as you can imagine, it’s been crazy.

My wife Debbie is 52lbs down and I am so proud of her, looking hot mama… I love the way it’s giving her a mental boost, she sees the change and having to get new cloths because the old ones are to big rocks. I have been stealing her old tshirts, being in the biker community we have a lot of biker tshirts so now the shirts are to big for her and I don’t want to see them go to waist so I steal them. I wear Large for the first time I think ever, I have always worn 2 & 3XL shirts. Feels good.

I was hunting for a recipe on Youtube and came across a Keto Live – Keto On The Couch by 2krazyketos the host Joe & Rachel Stauffer are just awesome, real people. They seem very down to earth and fun folks. I was so impressed with them both, very knowledgeable of keto and again fun folks. So so so important about this keto journey or really any diet, if it ain’t fun and easy you most likely won’t stick with it… One of the reasons we/I want to loose weight is to feel good and if the journey wasn’t enjoyable I most likely wouldn’t have stuck with it.

I hope you all go and just take a look at the LiveKeto On The Couch I was interacting in and see what you think, they have a lot of videos uploaded the one I liked also was the one explaining what got them started on there keto journey. Ask them questions, they will answer & enjoy this new life. There website is 2krazyketos.com

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90 Second Bread – Easy Bread

This is a staple in our keto journey, 90 second bread. If your craving a sandwich but don’t have any bread, this is a quick easy and tasty fix. You can play around with the recipe for different results, some like sweeter some don’t like it sweet at all.

You will need a few ingredients: 1/3c Almond flower, 1/2tsp Baking powder, 1tsp Sweetener, 1tbsp Oil or Butter, 1 Egg.

  1. Melt butter if using butter, if using oil don’t melt.
  2. Combine butter or oil with almond flour, egg, baking powder, and salt in the mug; whisk until smooth.
  3. Microwave at maximum power until set, about 90 seconds. Let cool for 2 minutes before slicing.

Now we like to cut in half and brown on both side, works great for sandwiches or burgers. Enjoy

PB&J – YOUR DOING IT WRONG

PB&J – I was missing my good old PB&J so the other day my wife pulled out the keto bread (HEB Fresh), I grabbed a couple pieces covered both sides with thin layer of all natural peanut butter, then threw small hand full of blue berries on… Slapped together, now my wife looking at me like I was nuts till I offered her a bit…

She said dang that’s good… So give it a shot. and yes I could have smashed up the berries but naaaa, I like it my way.

Keto Super Bowl 7 Layer Dip (Score!!!)

Ok this Sunday is Super Bowl 54 and the Chief’s take on the 49’ers should be a great game. The game day is coming quick and people coming over or maybe your going to a friends to watch the game. What to make that everyone will like and you know we got to keep it keto!

Well the search is over, Seven Layer Dip. What’s awesome about this is you can use pork rinds as your chips and others can use regular chips it’s still going to taste awesome.

This recipe is from CJsKetoKitchen.com they have a lot of awesome, easy to make recipes. We check out there channel for new recipes all the time, check them out.

Who are you picking to win the Super Bowl? Me, I am going with this Seven Layer Dip, it’s a Winner! Thanks Sarah for another awesome recipe.

REMINDER: Please get those stories of your keto journey into us so we can share & inspire others to try this awesome new way of life. Email your store to: jgojeda@sbcglobal.net

We want to hear Your Story

Yes it’s true, we want to hear your store. What got you started on a keto journey, what struggles have you encountered, how do you feel now, what are your goals, how is your family with keto? Share with us and we will post your keto journey to help inspire others and if you have before and current pictures send them. Starting in February we will post your stories, again our goal is to inspire others and give hope to those struggling with weight-loss. Who inspired you?

Send your story to: jgojeda@sbcglobal.net

I know that when I started, I was kinda embarrassed to let anyone know I was starting another diet because I had failed so many times before, but after about four weeks I started seeing results and got excited. Now almost a year later my wife and I are sharing with any and everyone that will listen how we have done it. We are excited and we hope you are to, so send in your story.

Lazy Keto – Keto In A Pinch

Keto Couple

Lazy Keto (a) /ˈlāzē – kē to/  is a less restrictive version of the traditional high-fat, very-low-carb ketogenic diet. … The intention is to induce ketosis, a metabolic state in which your body burns fat as its primary source of fuel. Like most variations of the ketogenic diet, lazy keto dramatically restricts your carb intake.

Yesterday was a super busy day, I was ripping & running all day and my wife was at work all day as well so we both got home around 5pm. I had not planned dinner so when Deb walked in we hung out for a minute she looks over as I am getting a cup of well needed coffee and she ask (what’s for dinner)? I was looking at the stove as if something was going to magically appear and it didn’t.

I remembered I had bought a pack of four Bacon, Cheddar, burger patties on sale at Walmart only $4.94 from $6.28, not to bad but how do they taste & will the shrink up? Who cares we are hungry! So here we go, pan check, olive oil spray check, salt & pepper check, spatula check and here we go.

I was totally impressed with how these burgers didn’t shrink up, flavor was awesome and the carb count could have been a little better but we where ok with that. Deb had a light lunch I had a small pack of cashews & pork rinds so the carbs didn’t put us out of wack. LAZY KETO!

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We loved the burger patties and I hope we can find them again and on sale would be awesome. If you in a pinch, lazy keto will work just keep tabs on your macros but don’t beat yourself up, this is a journey and not a race.

Leave comments, let us know what you do in a pinch? Lazy Keto?

Artificial & Natural Sweeteners On Keto

All artificial sweeteners are not created equal The FDA has approved five artificial sweeteners: saccharin, acesulfame, aspartame, neotame, and sucralose. It has also approved natural low-calorie sweeteners, Stevia and Monk Fruit. How the human body and brain respond to these sweeteners is very complex. So which one is right for you, well let’s look at a few and see what we find out.

Monk Fruit, or lo han guo, is a small green melon native to southern China and named after the monks who first cultivated it centuries ago. The health benefits of the fruit have been well-known in Traditional Chinese Medicine for decades, but its sweet little secret is finally making it into the wellness mainstream. Monk fruit sweetener is made from extract derived from dried fruit. The extract is 150-250 times sweeter than table sugar, has zero calories and carbs, and does not raise blood glucose levels.

Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute derived from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana, native to Brazil and Paraguay. The active compounds are steviol glycosides, which have 30 to 150 times the sweetness of sugar, are heat-stable, pH-stable, and not ferment-able. Great for cooking in place of sugar, it’s what we use mostly in our recipes.

I want to share this video because Thomas DeLauer is great at explaining the effects of other sweeteners.

My go to sweetener is Truvia, Monk Fruit, what is yours? Comment below.

I Need Pizza! I Got Pizza!

Hello family, it’s been a couple of days since I last posted. I was struggling getting past my 187lb weight and this mornings weigh in was 185.6lb… Breakthrough, yes! It’s all about the baby steps but but it feels so good to get through the wall I was at for a few months. No I didn’t do a fast, all I did was up my salad and lighten up on the proteins while maintaining the fats. Sounds like science class but it’s super easy. Instead of 8oz of steak, I would go with a little smaller portion of chicken or fish add a big ole salad with some avocado slices. That’s a simple mod to the diet that did wonders.

So I was having a pizza craving and normally I like to make my chicken pizza crust but in my craving fit and not wanting all the proteins that would have added, I decided to do smaller personal pizzas, keto style. This is so simple, tasty and not bad for ya.

Not a good picture but pizza taste great

This is what we do and you can do the same or experiment, change things up just pay attention to your ingredients. We take low carb tortillas, Roa’s marinara sauce, cheeses (I used Parmesan & Mozzarella) and this one I used some pulled pork I had made a few days before, simple.

We like the HEB tortillas, but there are many out there to choose from:

Roa's Marinara Sauce is great for many recipes, very clean ingredients and not to bad on the carb count.

Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, on a cookie sheet place your tortillas let them get lightly browned about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, put a nice layer of mozzarella cheese on and return it to the over just for a few minutes till cheese starts to melt. While that is going on I used a non-stick pan to heat up some pulled pork, seasoned with salt & pepper, once it starting to sizzle I add some of the Roa’s marinara sauce. Pull your tortilla covered in melted cheese out of the oven, spread some of your sauced pork over and then cover the top with a mix of Mozzarella & Parmesan cheese, run it back into the over till nice melt with a little browning on top. Pull it out and WARNING: It’s going to be HOT! Let it stand for a few seconds before diving in and enjoy.

I used the pulled pork because I didn’t want to waist it but you can use pretty much any toppings from chicken, pepperonis maybe go veggie with some spinach, what ever you want to create. Try different types of cheeses, just give it a try I think you will like it I know my wife and I sure did.

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Goodbye Muffin Top! 7 Ways to Shrink Your Muffin Top

Hello all you keto friends, I hope the New Year will be a rewarding & blessed one for each and everyone of you.

One of the folks I love to get information about living a keto lifestyle is a guy named Thomas DeLauer, he is a very smart and educated on keto. Before starting my keto journey I was researching how to start keto, I listened to many many people and read a ton of information and found a few folks, Thomas being one of them that offered good quality information, before just jumping in. His information gives not just opinions but the science behind his info, which I love and it has been working for my wife and I. So when checking youtube channel this morning I saw this video and had to watch. I watched and now I have to share it wit you.

As most of you know, I have dropped from 250lb to 187lb, I have been at the same weight for about 2 1/2 months now and I am so so happy with my results. I started working out to tone up my arms because I have extra skin and now looking at my muffin top. It is driving me nuts so this video is perfect timing for me and I hope it helps you.

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Low-Carb Lasagna – Getting Your Italian On

Ok we are back and I don’t know about you but after the holidays are over and I have gotten my turkey and ham fix, now it’s time for some good old fashion Italian food, Lasagna. I have made this recipe many times and my wife & I love it, taste and texture are on point. It’s super easy to make and remember to try different recipes to keep you keto journey exciting and not boring. Food has to have good flavor, if it’s boring your not going to want to stick with it, so try new stuff. I would suggest to make a list of your favorite foods and see if there are keto recipes for them, that’s what I did and still do.

Ingredients

  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ lb fresh ground Italian sausage (or take sausage out of skin)
  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • 24 oz. unsweetened marinara sauce (we use Rao’s marinara sauce)
  • 16 oz. ricotta cheese (Whole Milk Ricotta cheese)
  • ½ lb sliced deli chicken breast or turkey (thick slice not pre-packaged)
  • ¾ lb Mozzarella cheese, sliced or shredded mozzarella
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese (not the can, shred your own)
  1. Brown the ground beef, onion & sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season with salt & pepper. Add additional seasoning like basil or oregano if desired.
  2. Once the meat is cooked until no longer pink, strain and add in the marinara sauce. Stir to combine and let simmer on low for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. In a casserole dish, spread a small amount of red sauce on the bottom. Add a layer of chicken slices. Followed by another layer of red sauce and layer of ricotta cheese then add layer of mozzarella cheese. Repeat the layers 2-3 times. End the layers with red sauce and then remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Pre-Heat oven at 400 degrees, Bake in the oven at 400 for 15 or 20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly on top. Once you take it out of the oven let it cool for about 10 minutes before serving. At this point the house should smell like Olive Garden and lucky for you there is seating available…

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