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Turkish style Chicken Kebab Recipe

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This recipe is suitable for Slimming World or my Low Carb Diet and is Free from Dairy & Wheat

There are the two different versions below to serve 2 people

How to read a nutrition label and use it to help lose weight

nutrition labelNutrition labels can be very confusing but hopefully, I can help you demystify them a little.

This label to the left lists all the main nutritional elements of the food in the packet.

For Slimming World purposes – or any slimming diet really, you should be most interested in the fat and sugar content, as that is where the majority of the calories will come from.

In this item, you can see the fat content is virtually nothing. For every 100g it is 0.6g which basically means 0.6% of the whole packet would be fat.
However, the Carbohydrate level is very high and the sugar content in particular is also high. It doesn’t look much as a helping size but when you look at the 100g measurement, it means almost 90% of the food contains carbohydrates, 25% of which is sugar.

Use the 100g list on Nutrition labels to visualise how much fat or sugar you are having in a meal. Just pretend 100g is 100% and then try to keep the fat and sugar to about 5 – 10% of your meal. i. e5g – 10g That way, you should be able to lose weight without counting calories … As long as you don’t have rediculously large portions on your plate.

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Marble Carob Fingers – Low Carb and Free from wheat, dairy, gluten

carob marble slicesThese are rather tasty but also low in carbohydrates. I made them in a small foil baking tray from Waitrose. But you can use any small baking tray you have to hand (Approx 6 x 5″)

You need half the mixture of the reduced carb sponge cake

Mix 2 tspns carob powder to a paste with warm water. Then stir it into the cake mixture to make it look marbled. Spoon it into the baking tray.

Reduced Carb Sponge Cake ~ Also free from Dairy, Wheat, Corn and Dairy

reduced sugar cake

IMG_9805This whole cake has a total Carbohydrate value of 80 grams.

If you follow Aunty Lils Unit Counting Diet, a portion (1/8) will count as 2.5 units.

I find it’s best cooked in loose bottomed non stick sandwich tins approx 8″ diameter. But you can use any cake tin you like, just bake until it feels fairly firm on top. When you touch it gently with your finger, it should spring back.

This is a great cake for people who can’t have wheat flour because cakes made from things like rice flour have more of a powdery or dry texture. But the addition of almonds makes it more moist like a ‘proper’ sponge cake.

The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Living

The art and science of low carbohydrate living

Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science. Now, whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information, two New York Times best selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living. Doctors Volek and Phinney share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets, and together they have published more than 200 research papers and chapters on the topic. Particularly in the last decade, much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance (including but not limited to metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes), and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs. In this book, you will learn why: • Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial ‘silver bullet’ for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.

Low Carb Recipe of the Day

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Prawn Salad with lashings of Mayonnaise.

This is one of my favourite Summer meals and barely a trace of a carbohydrate.

On a hot sunny day, I like to sit on the patio and eat this. Heaven!