Saturday, August 25, 2012

Up and Down!

For some reason the last month I've been wanting - and eating - more carbs. Don't know why. But I did. And last weekend was the worst, ate carbs for almost every meal! Sunday morning I was up 11#!!! Starting Monday I've been eating clean, all meats and veggies, some dairy, lots of fats. One day I had a bowl of popcorn, heavily buttered, but that's never affected me one way or another. (No, I don't test my blood sugar, but weight-wise it's never stopped loss when I was losing, never caused gain when I was maintaining - probably because - even though I eat a big bowl of the stuff - I have a half-stick of butter on it.) And this morning I was back down 8 of those 11 pounds. As always - when I eat lots and lots of fats, and totally eliminate grains (except popcorn, evidently!) and sugars - natural or otherwise - I lose very quickly. Now I'm considering losing a little more. I still dread doing it for the reasons I've mentioned in the past, but thinking I might. Maybe go down about 10# below what I was before that 11# gain. Just a thought.

Monday, August 20, 2012

#Lowcarb Squash Cake!

I had 3 small cooked delicata squash in the fridge that needed to be used, so I made a cake. Was going to do cupcakes - like muffins - but hate washing all of those wells in the muffin pan :). Anyway, here's what I did: To the delicata (about 3c total) I added 6 large eggs and beat it will, until smooth. Then I added 1/4c brown sugar sub, 1 tsp each baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon, 1/2c each walnut and pecan meal and shredded unsweetened coconut, 3Tbsp coconut flour, 1/2t salt, a tsp of vanilla, 1/2 stick soft butter, 2T plain full-fat yogurt, and 2T SF caramel syrup. (If I was a real baker, I'd mix the dry ingredients then add them to the wet, but I throw it all together and beat well with the mixer.) I just beat all of the above really REALLY well...then poured it into a 9x12 greased baking dish. It took nearly an hour in a 350 oven. But it was well worth the wait! :)