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Top Five Real Life Reasons I Eat Low Carb and Paleo

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I’ve finally gotten past the cult mind of keto. 

Oh how that mind led into crazy thoughts of fear rebounds.

I categorized everything that wasn’t low carb as unable to enter me and not meant for human consumption.

I even thought that the only natural diet is keto since humans used to eat mostly organ meat and there were two men in New York that only ate organ meat for years and were incredibly healthy. More on those studies later. Why to Eat Organ Meat will need to be a dedication post to organ meat’s delicious body fondling

Carbs are no longer demonized in my brain. Plenty of cultures thrive on them. The combination is where the mind gets confuzzled over how to function.

From my self study in The Box of Chocolates Experiment, where I ate fast food for a week, vegan for a week, vegetarian for a week, paleo for a week and then finally low carb and paleo, I learned to not fear food anymore.

Through this self experimentation my brain and body learned that low carb is truly the lifestyle for my body. No other lifestyle makes me feel vividly in control of food and mind.

The paleo combo basically means I go for foods that are closest to what we think the human body naturally desires This seems to be ancestral and location dependent, but I think it might revolve around what mummy ate while you were in the womb. A seasonal diet of fats in the summer and roots in the winter would also make more intuitive sense than doing either year round. Oh nutrition research 😉 Eventuallly I hope to create a diet equation that takes in the availability of food possibilities, based on your current location and time of year, and create a daily diet just by having an ap on your phone.

I recently  cut out nuts due to their phytic acid preventing nutrient absorption. I self tested and realized they do inflame me, no matter how much I tell my body to love them 😦 .It still convinces me into almond milk lattes sometime. Mostly because favored coffee shops don’t carry coconut milk.

I just use coconut butter now instead of nuts, and it tastes even more mouthgasmingly delicious, especially if you toss in half a vanilla bean. You don’t even have to scrape it.

I also avoid dairy since it keeps causing bloating/gas unless I get it local and not pastured. Most of the time getting unpastuerized dairy is too hard. Kalona SuperNatural is my go to brand if I’m craving that dairy inside me

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My Top Five Reasons for Following the Keto and Paleo Lifestyle

 1.  My Mind and Body Have Full Control Over Food and Themselves.

I spent many years of life addicted to sugar and did not even know it. So much hunger would ravage my being every three hours and want to bite all my friends until they gave me food. Cupcakes got to fill my life though so I had that going for me, which was nice.

This body was simply ravished and out of control of itself in its nutrient deprived state. Sadly, sugar blocks nutrient absorption.

The moment I have sugar these days I’ll wind up overeating and constantly thinking of that sugar goodie. Ask my family about when they convinced me into eating one donut and I had to sneak the bag into the bathroom that night because I couldn’t stop thinking of them. A picture was taken for my other blog/in order to help out others who think sugar addiction is their fault.

Donuts

The brain switches to hibernation needs and wants you to store food. Hibernation preparation 😉

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Many humans  adapt, just like we can to any other drug, but when you get off sugar you lose those adaptations and it becomes intense when you put that drug inside you.

I finally have no out of control cravings for food. Even if this body switches out of keto for a few days it winds up over eating and thinking of food all hours of the day.

While in ketosis I barely think of food throughout the day and when I do there’s still full control. It’s even easy to eat once a day and highly preferable.

Haha this post is getting so long it’s like a love letter.

The meat or the veggie or the fat can even be switched with no fear. I used to fear not having cupcakes in the cabinet or being deprived of sour patch kids in my backpack. Energy drinks were especially hard to be without. I’d try and pull them from the clouds. It’s so nice to not be paying for addiction anymore. Money money money.

I’m also almost off all drugs, including caffeine, alcohol and grassy things. The idea would have horrified me a year ago, but now I enjoy the way my body feels at a complete balance. The process is slow but we’re getting there. Eventually I plan to make detox week meal plans for each to help out my fellow species that also knows of drug boxes. We can barely socialize without them 😉

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  2. No More Mental Illnesses!

Those words used to make me cower at the possibility of telling other humans something so crazy. Pshh. Mental disorders are from abuse they say. As a human that tried for years to cure my ADHD, OCD, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, dissociation and a general disconnect to life without any food change, I can now tell you how crucial having nutrients is. Without them your body simply cannot connect to life. This includes memory and love and learning and all the things we believe humans just have.

Hell, I even did a 45 day study tracking 65 pieces of mental data to prove it. Mwahahah. Proof. I would have needed it if someone dared to say they could cure the blissfuck demon in my head.

My demon shoo.

When you detox from the foods that are causing your pain, and then get back on them, you can finally tell where all that mind bullox was coming from. Seriously though, I have a Reese’s and want to rip the skin from the faces around me and watch the blood pour out. Every time. I wish I was kidding. A fifth of my life goals revolve around sticking myself in a room with nothing but  me and a journal. I eat just organ meat for two weeks and they put me in a machine each day. Then they give me McDonald’s for a week and watch my brain again. I have no doubt I can prove mental disorders are from toxins in food or whatever all else is in the foods that mentally disordered minds.

I also enjoy just being alone. Solitude doesn’t give an awareness of pain. The pain is gone.

I used to have autofear any moment I was left alone with this mind. There would be impulses to play games, talk or get online. The anxiety at being around other humans was also fierce. Now I can sit in a room with just me or sit outside for hours and there’s no fear. I actually enjoy the solitude of my innards. That feeling just started happening in the last six months. All the years before this just held so much fear in every silence. Cleansing that fear is a demon on steroids, but it can be done if you’re willing to access every part of that fear and adapt to it. Your mind needs the right nutrients to be able to adapt with. No worries lovers. There is organ meat.

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  3. All of My  Food Dollars go to the Highest Nutrients They can Buy

I’m a just out of college kid that’s in the American economy. In college I learned to budget when it came to food. This was a new feat after growing up with loving and rich parents. Mmmm sheltered life was amazing. Learning how to survive is even better. When choosing between rent and food there’s a lot of dollar menu nomming.

When first starting keto and paleo I feared losing all the fluffy baked goods, the nuts, the fruits and the bread. From this fear  I splurged out on coconut butter, hemp seeds, gut biome supplements and high quality almond butters.

Yeah…I was spending all of my extra money on food and didn’t even care because it made me feel so good and it blissed me into excitement bubbles. I’ve popped most of them and now I don’t really buy anything that isn’t fresh. No more overpriced jars when you can make your own coconut butter. On the last run I added juniper berries to make it taste like gin. Oh my god we can be friends just so you can come over and try it. Om noms.

I get organ meat from a local butcher and veggies from the farmer’s market. I do get avocado oil and Kerrygold butter as splurges if I’m not just using the bacon’s grease. I just accepted that my body doesn’t like pork though, so I’ll have to switch to turkey bacon. It actually tastes better to this mouth, which double means I should be eating it instead. Taste really does center around what nutrients your body has adapted to. That’s why foods that were once bitter to you now taste like amazeballs soaked in whiskey..or gin. Depends on your mouth adaptations 😉  I won’t concede to the idea of white wine. That’s just wrong. Change your mouth.

….dry is okay.

4. Everything I Put in Me Tastes Blissfucking Delicious.

My mouth is getting so picky now. I cut back on all spices because I feared them hurting my brain from any toxins I didn’t know in them. Organic ones are expensive. I also keep killing all the herb plants that come into my care. Deathcare moreso.  So for the last months I’ve just been eating eggs, meat, butter, and veggies with only salt. I don’t even like pepper anymore. Makes me cough.

They all taste so good now though! All the delicious flavors of them get to come fully through to the point you don’t want anything else in your mouth. I’ll even try to combine the meat and egg in one bite and my mouth is like nah man, one at a time. 

I get mouthexcitement from dried herbs in tea or my personal kombucha. Vanilla kombucha is mouthgasming delicious. I’ll share a recipe soon. Oh and if I can find fresh herbs those are very mouthloved, they’re just too expensive now that it’s winter.

Oh and extract water:

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So now I can taste every ingredient incredibly well and it is amazing. Food has never tasted so good now that my mouth fully understands the meat, veggie, or spice inside it. An egg with just salt is all I want in life, and some oxtail. Right now I’m in Marfa though and can’t get organ meat…it’s really hard to not have it actually. My body calls out for it like the animal it is.

5. So Skinny. All the Time.

If I go high carb for even three days I lose my 105 pound goddess body. I know high carb works for some bodies, but this one just rejects it. My mind also slows down and instead of the 6-7.5 hours of sleep I need on keto I wind up sleeping for 8-9 hours. I’ll just stick to keto 😉

I also barely exercise. I do yoga about three times a week and go for twentyish minute walks a day. That’s it.

Raw Eating

 

This ‘diet’ is totally for life 😉

 

 

Enjoy life and everything you put in it.

 

 

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Low Carb and Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

The perfect substitute for spaghetti and meatballs has been approved by mu mouth.

This spaghetti squash and meatballs bowl is so easy and so delicious. It even takes just as much work as pasta if not less.

Just pop your squash into a slow cooker, or the oven, and cook up your marinara when it’s near ready, and combine. I even use the spaghetti squash as a bowl and just pull the noodles out with my fork as I eat.

Many people just toss in a jar of marinara or spaghetti sauce, but I highly request you try making it fresh. You’ll get to choose your own flavors, the fresh taste bursts through, and it is so much fun to cook.

You even get to use a wok, but a high sided pan works just as well if you don’t have one.

The tomatoes and spices here really reach some earthy and satisfying notes with that Italian brightness we’ve come to love so much.

Ingredients:

1 Recipe of Spaghetti Squash

1/2 of Heirloom Marinara Recipe per Whole Spaghetti Squas

1 T Grassfed Butter or Avocado Oil/Coconut Oil/EVOO

1/2 Pound Grassfed Meat (I used a  primal blend of organ meats for full satisfaction)

Meatball Spice:

Can vary into any spices you want. (Here’s a great list for keto and here’s a great list for paleo meatballs)

I used a combination of salt, pepper, Worcestershire, and coriande

You want to salt the meatballs after they’re in balls to keep the moisture in.

Directions

  1. Let your meat rest for thirty minutes for even temperature heating and because Alton Brown says to.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare your spaghetti squash (cut in half, scoop out seeds and add oil). You can also poke 10 holes in your squash, pop the whole squash into the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Heat up your oil in a wok or high sided pan. Once heated sear meatballs on all sides.
  4. Remove the meatballs from your wok/pan and set aside.
  5. Put the spaghetti squash into the oven and set a timer for 30 minutes.
  6. Create the marinara sauce and when you get to ‘simmer for twenty minutes’ add the meatballs and stir the sauce over them.
  7. Remove the squash after 30 minutes and let cool for about five minutes minimum (this is as long as I ever wait).
  8. Fork about half of the squash into strings and add in your sauce and meatballs.

Macros:

For Marinara:

Total Fat: 7g, Potassium: 17.1mg, Total Carbs: 3.5g, Net Carbs: .9, Protein: 1.9g

For Half a Spaghetti Squash:

Total Fat: 0g, Total Carb: 5g, Net Carbs: 4g, Sugars: 1g

To Reheat

Reheat

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine your squash, marinara and meatballs.
  3. Put onto a baking pan or any pan and reheat for about 18-23 minutes. Add more oil if you want it to be more saucy.

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Whipped Coconut Cream and Berries Hardened by Granola

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If you have leftover coconut whipped cream from the hangover smoothie I have the words on what to do with it. 

I suddenly have become aware of all the words I’m using. Has it become too many?

I haven’t actually experimented with any aspect of what this whipped coconut cream can do in comparison to cow whipped cream, or goat whipped cream (Mmmmm *suddenly mind soaked*), but I have topped it with berries and granola now. You deserve this in your mouth, and I couldn’t just let you leave that cream in the fridge. Cream is meant to be on your lips or inside you. 

Whipped Coconut Cream and Berries Hardened by Granola

Whipped Coconut Crea

Raspberries (or any other berry)

Granola Crumbles from All Day I Dream About Food  Cherry Granola Bars 

(I did mint instead of cherries and it was delicious)

(or any low carb or paleo granola you desire)

Optionally Added: Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Cocoa Powder, Erythitrol (for keto),Coconut Sugar (for Paleo)

Directions:

  1. Let the coconut cream get warm. If you’ve left it in the fridge it needs some calming down time, as my mouth discovered.
  2. Top with berries and granola bits. The frozen ones defrost very quickly and it allows you to get incredible berries even if you live in the Lubbock desert. I use Cascadian Farms sometimes. I found a better brand but I’m not at home and Google didn’t find it.
  3. Add whatever else your mouth desires.

Whipped Coconut

Ish Macros (high variance and not counting granola) Total Carbs: 4.4, Net Carbs: 3.6, Fat: 14.1g, Protein: 1g

Paleo/Primal/Keto Explained

To Gain Control Over Your Body and Mind

Let me first scare you by letting you know companies made the food pyramid. Here’s a great article on it.

So you might have mind wonders about what these different diets are. Here is the thing most of us don’t like about it even being called a diet. These are lifestyles. We try them, fall madly into love bubbles and want to float away forever. We don’t want to be the new lackers of marriage binding. We are committed and this is not a fling.

Paleo is fully centered around getting back to our primal roots/what our ancestors ate. If all other animals know what to eat then at some point so did we, naturally. Then companies decided to mess with your brain, and taste buds to the point your body no longer knows. This is…a horror I can barely type out it angers me so much. Yet, it is also our fault for allowing it. I used to knock back three energy drinks a day with sour patch kids inside. When that wasn’t enough I dipped sugar cubes into icing. Allowance was a bad idea for us. Then my twin and I both developed ADHD, OCD, and depression. These things have all been cured for me as I follow this lifestyle.

It even makes sense. When your body is deprived of nutrients, and then even gets poison to function on (processed) it glitches. Our minds don’t connect to life properly. You can look into studies about the gut flora and memory or the gut brain, but really you just need to analyze yourself and the way these things feel in your body.

Then analyze how you feel when you eat the right thing. That’s the whole point of me having recipes here at all. Mindproved and bodyproved by me.

Back to the lifestyles though.

You basically no longer care about the inner aisles of a store with processed moments but instead stick to the outside.

You go for the vegetables, the meats, the creams and the eggs. When first switching what you put inside you most will have you get off of dairy for thirty days first. This is not punishment. It is to see if you have an adversity to cheese/dairy within you. After thirty days you try it and see if you can handle. I, personally, never forsook dairy, but I refused for it to harm me. This is following the mentality of keto though, and not paleo. Strict paleo does not allow for dairy as our ancestors most likely did not consume it and around sixty percent of humans are lactose intolerant.

You might think this is hard or expensive but eating organic is actually cheaper than fast food. I’ve calculated the costs before and it honestly just makes sense. Companies aren’t going to be taking the cost onto themselves of the paper/people required to run their business. Those costs turn to you and your body. Also, when I was trying fast food for my experiment I often found that it just made me more hungry. Your body isn’t getting actual nutrients from it and thus still signals that it needs them/causes the feeling of hunger.

The Paleo/Primal is a wonderful lifestyle that embraces nature and delves into going organic, local and avoiding processed/fast food.

You do have to give up pasta, grains, bread and all the foods that are just fillers anyway. We have substitutes for all of these and all of them are better.

It does take forsaking your childhood to become an adult and to become fully human.

Keto

The real difference between paleo and keto is the carbs.

The idea is that our ancestors didn’t have unlimited access to fruits or root vegetables.

The paleo diet allows for root vegetables as well as honey and fruit. Now this is where most people shudder at the idea of a keto diet. I did at first. I think I cried into the bowls of a cantaloupe. Eventually though my body adapted and I no longer crave fruit or even like more than a bite. It is far too sweet now. Also, I used to make potatoes every day with pecans and cinnamon and wine. I  no longer want those either. There are better vegetables, fresh ones, that can get you the texture of potatoes but with better flavors.

Your body can run on two different energy sources. It can run on sugar/carbs or it can run on fats. Fats got a bad rap when companies banned together and created the food pyramid. There is a primitive culture that eats organ meat and throws the muscle to the dog. I feel that way now that I’ve embraced fats and organ meats. My body rejects that lean ick.

The low-fat movement wound up lacing our foods in sugar. A drug. We have to accept it is a drug. We get cravings for it, have withdraws from it and it alters our minds. I was so addicted to it, but if I can recover from my main energy source being sugar for years you can do it too. I’ll even guide you. Low-fat anything, especially yogurt, had to be covered up by sugar because companies knew that once you tried their nutrient deprived ick food the movement would be rejected. Instead, they addicted you to it

Be angry about this.

Then. Embrace Fats and Bacon.

Think about how much you love bacon. Remember how much you love butter, oils and coconut. Our bodies love fats. That isn’t some coincidence of the mind. Our bodies do know what they need and they let your mind know it too. Fats are gorgeous and glorious and we need to get back to them. In fact, keto is used for weight loss most of the time. Your body is not meant to be fat and once you get back to nature and embrace what it contains you turn into the human nature intends you to be.

Once your body starts getting the nutrients it needs you truly feels full. It is an incredible feeling laced in control. Food even tastes better as your body and mind both want it together. It has been the only way I have gained control of my mind and body. Then, when you no longer need food it tastes bland and you stop craving it.

There are plenty of great resources for starting the keto diet and I am not one of them just yet. Craig is where I started and he can guide you as well. Then you’ll want to form a community on Instagram and join Reddit for that community as well.Reddit.com/r/keto was my haven for my first year of it.

For more information on the paleo/primal lifestyle I recommend Mark.

Finally if you want to embrace both, as this blog does, refer to my shining beauty of a mindbliss mentor, Maria.