Friday, December 9, 2011

Spicy Sweet Potato Cakes-I'm making tomorrow!!!

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, sugar and milk. Add in the grated sweet potato, spring onions, feta cheese and red chilli.

Season with sea salt and ground black pepper, though watch your salt levels as the feta cheese can be quite salty itself.

Using a wooden spoon, mix until everything is evenly combined.

Pour about 1cm of the oil into a large non-stick frying pan and place over a medium-high heat.

Place four separate rounded tablespoons of the sweet potato mixture into the pan and flatten each little patty with the back of the spoon.

Fry for about three to four minutes on either side, or until they are golden brown. You will need a good spatula to turn them.

Serve with a little extra spring onion on top alongside a few fried eggs.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

1 Full Week of Primal Diet

Well I'm the big cheater.  I cheated Tuesday and today and I feel like crap.  Not worth it!!!

Here are 3R's measurements:  216 lb (-8.5 lb loss)

L Thigh: 25 1/2 inches                     24      
R Thigh: 25 1/4 inches                    24
Hips: 47 inches
Waist: 42 inches                              44 1/2
Breasts: 44 inches                           44 1/2
L Arm: 14 1/2 inches                        14
R Arm: 14 1/4 inches                       14

Monday, December 5, 2011

Spaghetti Squash "Spaghetti"

Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Put cut side down in microwave safe dish with 1/2" of water. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave until done. Ours took about 13 minutes on 80% power and was a average to small squash. Shred with a fork. Yummy with fresh tomato based sauce or on its own.



Nutty Blueberry Protein Balls

From the "Primal Blueprint: Quick and Easy" Recipe book

Nutty Blueberry Protein Balls
Time in Kitchen: 15 Minutes
Servings: 12 Balls (macro nutrient profile based on serving size of 2)

"These little balls of protein are packed with tons of healthy fat and are the perfect snack when your on the run. They're also a health way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Change the flavor of Nutty Blueberry Protein Balls by using different types of nuts each time you make them. Other variations include adding cinnamon, dark chocolate, or dried fruit instead of fresh. Or, instead of coconut, roll the finished balls in sesame seeds."

4 dates, pits removed
1 cup walnuts
1/2 cup macadamia nuts
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup fresh or defrosted blueberries (fresh works best)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Pulverize dates in a food processor until a past forms, about 40 seconds (the paste will typically come together in a clump).

Add walnuts and macadamia nuts and blend until very finely chopped, about 35 seconds.

With the blade still running, drizzle in coconut oil and stop as soon as the oil is blended  in. Scrape the batter into a bowl and stir in the blueberries and 1/4 cup of the coconut.

Form the batter into round balls, then roll in leftover shredded coconut. Pop a few in your mouth immediately, and refrigerate the rest for snacking later!

Macro Nutrients:
                                Grams    Calories    % Cals
Calories                                        340
Fat                                 29           243          71%
 Saturated                       9              76          22%
 Polysaturated               10             82          24%
 Monounsaturated          9             74           22%
Carbohydrate                22            82           24%
 Dietary Fiber                 4
Protein                            5            16             5%

I used equal parts pecans and almonds and dried dates (didn't realize it should be fresh). Also, the only coconut oil I could find was solid so I melted it to drizzle. I also had coconut chips not shredded coconut but just kinda shredded by hand. It turned out very yummy but kinda dry. Next time I will either add more dates (dried bc thats what I have a bag of) or almond butter to make it stickier.  I also plan on using other fruits. Still very yummy! I ate 2 for breakfast at 9am and was was very satisfied until 1pm for lunch! Enjoy!


Day 5 of Insanity

Well...It's day 5!  One of us lost 10 lbs, another 9lbs & we are waiting to hear from our 3rd.  I am struggling with this.  It's all mental (insert joke here).  I'm full and know I don't want any more to eat BUT I still want to eat.    I've had some "digestive" issues and don't see how these cave people got anything done!  I've spent the last few days POOPING.  Maybe that's where the weight loss comes from. 

I'm still waiting for the other's to post recipes.  I'll be pulling out my books tonight.  I had a fantastic salad with avocado, hard boiled egg, ham and turkey.  I found some organic unsweetened dried cranberries.  I'm eating those with almonds. 

Last night I combined almonds, unsweetened coconut and a touch of dark chocolate.  It was good but I had an upset stomach later in the evening.  So I doubt I'll make that again. 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Disclaimer: This post contains "Before" Pictures...View at your own risk!!

3R says "Fat Gurl in some little pants"  I will get side views tonight. 

Oh my oh my!

Now for the dress I want to look A-MAZING in:

Friday, December 2, 2011

Full Disclosure

Who's idea was this again? Oh right, it was mine. After reading some books, I've been wanting to try out the Primal way of eating for a while now, it just makes sense to me. I'm so glad these ladies have joined me on this journey. I have tried to get started a few times but I never made it past a day or two, now we are doing it together and can support each other with a little friendly competition!

If I know anything about my fellow dieters here, it's that they tell you like it is. Always. So here we go, for the sake of starting fresh and in full disclosure, my stats:

Weight: 236 lbs.
Arms: 13 in.
Bust: 46 in.
Waist: 45 in.
Hips: 49 in.
Thighs: 28 in.

Looks like I have the most to lose. Bring it on b*tches! ;)

3R Checking in! 
Weight: 213
Arms: 14in
Bust: 44 1/2 in.
Waist: 44 1/2 in.
Hips: 42 in
Thighs: 24 in

After massive headaches, dropping blood sugar and "atkins flu" aka carb withdrawl...I'm getting around to posting my stats. Ugh...this better work and I'd better lose serious weight....I'm just sayin'.

Weight: 185
Arms: 13
Bust: 41
Waist: 42
Hips: 42
Thighs: 27

CitrusSqueeze signing off!

Day 2. December 2nd

We all have headaches and are not happy.  My starting weight was 223.5lb.  I am not happy with that at all!  The others are suppossed to post their weights and measurements.  I will post my measurements soon.