Top Take Out Options on a LCHF Diet

Yes, you can order take out without sending your blood glucose to the moon! Here is a list of my top favorites:

Japanese: Wakame (seaweed) salad, edamame, sashimi and any grilled fish. I usually go for a large assorted sashimi and grilled calamari. Just be careful of any ponzu sauce that may come with the fish, it is typically made with orange juice and will spike your bg. PS: Don’t fall for the “brown rice” trick, it will have the same effect on your numbers as the white.

Chinese: Typically known as the arch enemy of blood sugar control, Chinese food can actually be done right. I always order the beef and broccoli with extra beef. Any sautéed vegetable and meat dish is acceptable as long as the sauce isn’t made with cornstarch. My favorite place even has sautéed shrimp with cashew nuts & scrambled egg dish!  

Mexican: My wife’s personal favorite. It took me a little while to figure out what to order that wouldn’t...

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4 Things to Add To Your Daily Routine To Help with Weight Loss


You asked… and I answered! Here’s some simple things that you can structure into your day to help with weight loss.

  1. Drink more water. Sounds simple, but many people consume more calories than they need per day from beverages such as energy drinks, fruit juices, and sports drinks. Omitting “liquid calories” can have a major impact on weight loss.
  2. Manage stress. Unmanaged stress can lead to overeating or “emotional eating”. When we are under stress our bodies release cortisol, our fight or flight hormone. Cortisol makes our bodies more insulin resistant and blocks the process responsible for fat burning.
  3. Elevate your heart rate. Aim to do some sort of activity each day at an elevated heart rate for at least 20 mins. A brisk walk, taking the stairs, playing a favorite sport are all good ways to do this.
  4. Eat more. Yes, that’s right I said eat MORE. Many people don’t eat enough or frequently enough. This can force your...
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Baked Mahi Mahi

I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy this simple and delicious dish. Mahi Mahi is "the steak of the sea". Thick, dense, and packed full of protein. 

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 Mahi Mahi Fillets
1/2 cup full fat mayo
1 lemon, juiced 
1/4 cup white onion, finely diced
1/4 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2-1/2 minced garlic

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F.
2. Rinse fish, pat dry with a paper towel, and arrange in baking dish.
3. Mix mayo, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl and spread on fish.
4. Bake at 425°F for 25 mins, then broil on hi for 5 mins to brown the top.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 294
Fat: 25g
Net Carbs: 0g
Protein: 20g

Enjoy!

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Beet & Cauliflower Salad

This beautiful salad has such gorgeous colors, it’s like a painting! And it’s very good for you. Beets are a great source of antioxidants that help reduce the risk of cancer. They are also a great source of folate, magnesium, and potassium. Just remember to wear gloves when you work with beets, or your hands will be stained red for days!

Serves 4
Ingredients
4 large beets
1⁄2 cup water
1 head cauliflower
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon honey
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
6 cups mixed salad greens
1⁄2 cup toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Place beets in a baking dish. Add water, cover
tightly, and bake for about 65–75 minutes or until a knife slides
easily into a beet. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
2. When beets are cool, peel them and cut into 1⁄2" cubes. Set...

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Type 2 Diabetes CAN Be Reversed, Here's Why (Part 2 of 4)

In Part 1, Type 2 Diabetes CAN Be Reversed, Here’s Why, we learned that type 2 diabetes is NOT a chronic progressive disease as we are told. It is a dietary disease. When the diet is changed the disease can be reversed.

So, how do we reverse type 2 diabetes?

Well, the key to properly treating the issue is to first find out what the essential problem is.

The main problem is this; the body has an excess of sugar.

With this excess of sugar in the body, the pancreas must excrete an excessive amount of insulin to remove all the sugar from the blood.

The problem is, that with excess insulin, the sugar isn’t removed from the body it is simply forced back into the tissues and out of the blood. When sent back into the tissues of the body, the sugar ends up in vital areas such as the eyes, the kidneys, and the nerves …everywhere.

Because the sugar has nowhere to go, much of it is converted into excess calories which are then stored as fat. That’s why insulin usually...

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DF Coconut Macaroons

Are they cookies or are they healthy fat bombs? Both!

Serves 12
Ingredients
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 egg white
¼ cup erythritol
½ tsp. almond extract
1-ounce 90% dark chocolate
2 tbsp. coconut oil
Salt

Directions

1. Bake coconut on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 350°F for 5 minutes or until toasted.
2. Beat the egg until it doubles in size. Incorporate erythritol, salt and almond extract little by little, while continuing to mix.
3. Add the toasted coconut and mix well.
4. Pack little balls of the mixture into a 1½” ice cream scoop, then place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.
5. Melt the chocolate together with the coconut oil. You can do this in the microwave: heat for 10-second intervals until melted.
6. When the macaroons are done, drizzle each one of them with the chocolate.

Nutritional Info per Serving

Calories: 75
Fat: 7g
Net Carbs: 1g
Protein: 1g

Enjoy!


Here's to your success,

Shawn Wicks
"The...

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10 Tips For Dining Out With Diabetes

Okay, so let’s get down to business. How can we enjoy eating out while not blowing our meal plan and sending your blood sugar skyrocketing into orbit?

Here are some basic guidelines that you can follow to help keep blood sugar in the normal range and reduce the risk of fat storage:

  1. Be obnoxiously picky. Ask to substitute or add items. Request your food to be cooked in butter, coconut oil or olive oil. It’s quite common now for people to have food allergies and other food sensitivities so many restaurants don’t have any problems doing this.

  2. Stay away from fast-food chains. Choosing local restaurants will usually offer a larger menu most times with locally grown vegetables, locally caught seafood, and good cuts of meat. Many times I will choose a variety of foods from appetizer menus to make up a meal. Greek and Middle Eastern restaurants are very good options as they have a variety of meat skewers and salads.

  3. Say no to bread on the table. Remove the temptation of...
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DF Guacamole

Dip it. Dip it good! A little guacamole just makes life better.

Serves 8

Ingredients
4 avocados
1 small onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 jalapeño, chopped
1 tbsp. lime juice
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. minced garlic

Directions

1. In a large bowl, add the chopped and peeled avocados and the lime juice. Mash the avocados with a potato masher and add spices.
2. Add the jalapeños, onions and tomatoes and mix again.
3. Let rest for an hour before serving.

Nutritional Info per Serving

Calories: 141
Fat: 11g
Net Carbs: 12g
Protein: 4g

Enjoy!


Here's to your success,

Shawn Wicks
"The Diabetic Fighter"
Nutrition Coach & Blood Sugar Control Specialist
Type 1 Diabetic

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Cheesy Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Casserole

The combination of cheese and bacon here will transform your sprouts into everybody’s new best friend!

Serves 4

Ingredients
5 slices bacon
16 oz. Brussels sprouts
6 oz. cheddar cheese

Directions
1. Fry the bacon until crisp. Cut into small pieces.
2. Shred the Brussels sprouts with a food processor. In the bacon grease, fry them until tender.
3. Add in the bacon and cheese when the Brussels sprouts are crispy and translucent.
4. Cook until melted.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 260
Fat: 22g
Net Carbs: 5g
Protein: 17g

Enjoy!


Here's to your success,

Shawn Wicks
"The Diabetic Fighter"
Nutrition Coach & Blood Sugar Control Specialist
Type 1 Diabetic

 

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DF Maple Nut Muffins

A delicious fall treat combining maple and pecan, and chock-full of fiber! Only 2g carbs per serving.

Serves 10

Ingredients
1 cup almond flour
½ cup flaxseed
¾ cup pecan (halves)
½ cup coconut oil
2 eggs
¼ cup erythritol
2 tsp. maple extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. apple cider vinegar
¼ tsp. liquid stevia

Directions
1. In a food processor, chop the pecans. Take and set aside.
2. Combine all the wet ingredients in a bowl.
3. Mix the dry ingredients, and add the rest of the pecans. Add the wet ingredients and mix well.
4. In a cupcake tray, distribute the batter to make 10 muffins.
5. Over the top, sprinkle the chopped pecans.
6. Bake at 325°F for 25-30 minutes.

Nutritional Info per Serving
Calories: 210
Fat: 20g
Net Carbs: 1.6g
Protein: 5g

Enjoy!


Here's to your success,

Shawn Wicks
"The Diabetic Fighter"
Nutrition Coach & Blood Sugar Control Specialist
Type 1 Diabetic

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