Sunday, 30 September 2012

I love cooking.

Alright so I've finally started up my very own food blog. No, I'm not some special chef or aspiring chef or anything like that. I just really f*cking love to cook. I am going to start off by telling you a bit about myself and why I even want to do this blog.

Well, I'm a 2nd year university student and I'm not at a healthy weight, or even anywhere close to where I want to be. So a few months ago I started a diet (the keto diet!). At first, I wanted to take it slow and be cautious etc, so I started by cutting out all fast food and sugary beverages from my diet. But I am a pretty impatient person. After about a week I took two boxes into my kitchen and went nuts on my fridge, cupboards, and pantry. One box was crap to go in the trash (things that would rot pretty quick but that I couldn't eat anymore) and the other was things to give to people. Afterwards, my partner and I went grocery shopping to satisfy a keto-friendly (we refer to keto-friendly things as "safe" foods) grocery list. We have been on keto for about 3 or so months now... I lost track after school started.

I have a great support group over at r/loseit and without them I would have fallen off the wagon a few times. But what keeps me going on keto the most is how much I really f*cking love to cook. Starting a new diet means I not only need to learn new ways of eating, but I get to explore recipes and try things I never would have thought to try before! I am always on the prowl for new recipe ideas, and I especially love experimenting with baked goods. Typically, I will make a recipe 3 or 4 times with adjustments before I will share it with anyone. To make a long story short, I've collected so many recipes and I have so many people asking for ideas that I wanted one easy place to keep them all. So here I am. I also want to include a page on this blog for my progress - it won't be anything big or dramatic, just some updates about how much I've lost or what new victories are, etc! (By the way, I've lost 28.5lbs so far).

I would also like to point out right now that if you're ever reading one of my recipes and notice a mistake, or have a suggestion, or if you would even like to request something to be made, please let me know! If you need any advice about how to make a recipe low carb, I would be glad to help :)

xo,
Jennifer

Oh yea, I use MyFitnessPal every day (usually). If you would like to add me, please feel free! My name there is jjmah89. You can leave comments here or message me on MFP if you want to get in touch with me.

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