What Is A Ketogenic Lifestyle?

I decided to write an "all about keto" post should anyone be curious about the science behind this "diet."  I use the word diet loosely as, for me, this is not about losing the weight and returning to old habits; this is a lifestyle change.  I can't say for certain in this moment if I'll stick to keto forever, of course, but I do see myself eating a low carb lifestyle for the rest of my life.  This is mostly due to having PCOS and the way my body reacts to certain foods; if I go back to over-eating bread and pasta once I lose the weight, I'll go back to being overweight - it's as simple as that.  This post will explain how I started following keto, hopefully answer a lot of questions about ketogenic living and provide some great resources for those interested in low carb, high fat eating. I do want to stress I am not promoting this as the answer for everyone.  Every body is different and what works for me may not work for you and vice versa.  Also, if you have any of these medical [Continue reading...]

Egg and Sausage Breakfast Bake

If you are in the hunt for a delicious low carb Sunday morning breakfast or brunch casserole, this may be the dish for you.  Growing up it was a tradition for my family to always make "Oklahoma Brunch Eggs" on Christmas and Easter.  The heavily-used recipe card comes from a little binder of recipes by the players and wives of some late 1970s, early 1980s Chicago Bears team.  Neill Armstrong, the head coach at the time, submitted the recipe for the book - thanks Neill!  I don't think we ever made a single recipe from the rest of the booklet, but those Oklahoma Brunch Eggs became a staple at the holidays.   Since going ultra low carb, I've been interested in trying to recreate or find keto-friendly substitutions for some foods I love.  The original recipe calls for two bags of croutons as the base, which just doesn't fly when eating less than 18g of carbs a day.  This egg bake is my new go-to for a late brunch on Sundays. I pre-heated my oven to 350°F and began by prepping my onion [Continue reading...]