Well I am back on line and active after several weeks of high intensity writing. I turned off Facebook, ignored my website, and completed my Masters Thesis. 162 pages of LCHF research, all of which will be shared with you all in subsequent blogs! Interestingly though, my site wasn’t ignored completely and for anyone who did access my website over this time, you will have seen a link to purchase Viagra (damned hackers!). I am sure you ignored it. All fixed and secure now.
It’s great to be back, and I am looking forward to another year creating and sharing recipes and current research (my own included) with you all.
For now though lets just get back to basics; it’s the time of the year for New Year’s resolutions, if you made one, it is very likely that you have broken it already. If you manage to achieve your resolution you will be one of only 8% who do! Chances are, even if you are a dedicated low carber, or follow your own prescribed eating approach, you weren’t perfect over the holiday break. My own Achilles heel was too many red wines (surprised? I think not) on too regular a basis…… and some chocolate. I wouldn’t change it even I could. On each occasion I was with family and friends, we laughed a lot and were safe and happy, and I was confident that I could get back on the low carb wagon the next day. So please, if you have deviated from your healthy lifestyle in the last few weeks, don’t beat yourself up or give in, just get back on that wagon, and do it now.
I do have one New Years resolution though, and I plan to be one of the 8% who keep it. My resolution is to help as many people as I can to make the changes they need, to feel well and energised, and enjoy an enhanced level of well-being. I’m not going to say ‘look better’, it’s a no brainer that you will look better if you are eating a diet based on whole foods and healthy fats, and devoid of processed carbohydrates. If any of the above conditions or of course if weight loss, is your goal, consider LCHF. Don’t just listen to me though; there are several amazing LCHF blogs, websites, Facebook profiles you can follow here in NZ.
For kids (and adult) LCHF ideas – www.ditchthecarbs.com
For LCHF science and some great stories – http://www.profgrant.com
For sport performance, health and well-being – Mikki Williden
For a NZ registered dietician who promotes LCHF because she knows it is right –
Note: This year, with help of some experts my website will be updated and formatted for easier access and navigation. So if there is anything that you want to see in my website/blog please let me know; more recipes, different formats, more science, anything that will help me help you make changes in your life. My blogs however need some actual input from you. If any of you have made some major changes through LCHF please tell me. I love stories, especially around people improving their health, whether it be weight loss, improved blood (metabolic) results, or another health issue which has improved as a result of LCHF. For some of you however, LCHF may not have been the best option for one reason or another. Feel free to share these outcomes as well.
Happy New Year and let’s make 2015 the best it can be!