Monthly Archives: July 2015

My LCHF story

This is my story that was published in the May 2015 issue of the Lose It magazine. I have adapted it slightly for this blog post.

My early child hood:

For as long as I can remember, I have been trying to lose weight. Even though I was very sporty as a child, I was chubby. My mom prepared home-cooked meals, and we consumed very little sugary junk. Back then I could never understand why I was overweight. I remember feeling like I was perpetually aware of eating healthy food and trying to lose weight – but never getting anywhere with my attempts.  The problem was that I was carbohydrate intolerant, yet consuming a diet full of “healthy” whole grains, starchy veggies, fruit, and sweetened fat-free dairy. Everything someone with an intolerance to carbs should NOT be eating.  Read the rest of this entry

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Low Carb is Lekker

I recently acquired my very own copy of Low Carb is Lekker. Wow, what a fantastic recipe book. Truly South African, and a pleasure to read. For me, recipe books only ever get well-used if the recipes are delicious, are effortless to create, and if all the ingredients are easily available. Low Carb is Lekker ticks all my boxes. The book’s author, Inè Reynierse, is a mom and wife, who is doing her best to make sure her family eats healthy, to stay healthy. In the Introduction she openly shares how an LCHF way of eating benefitted her, and her family.  This recipe book was born out of her desire to share this amazing way of eating with others, in a simple and easy to understand way.  Read the rest of this entry