08 December 2013

VIDEO: Dr Jeff Volek about Low-Carb Diet

This is a video about going from a high-carbohydrate to a low-carbohydrate diet. Here are a few notes:
"Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop national dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet dogma in favor of low-carb high-fat nutrition advice."

07 December 2013

A Few Simple Recipes

When people ask me what I eat, I always say: the same as before, but without refined grains and sugar. It looks something like this (see picture).

1. Pumpkin and cauliflower. 
Very easy to prepare, just boil these vegetables, add a bit of butter and salt at the end.

2. Pork belly with eggplant. 
Slice fresh pork belly (not bacon) and eggplant. Fry in butter. When almost done, add garlic and fresh chili, salt and pepper.

3. Halibut with rosemary.
Fry halibut in butter, add rosemary and lemon when done. Season with salt and nutmeg.

4. Pork belly with local greens.
Thin slices of pork belly fried in butter. When almost done, season with salt and pepper.

5. Capers.
Bought at the store (no artificial ingredients, no sugar) to season plate number 6.

6. Fried tomato and bell pepper.
Cut tomato and bell pepper, fry in butter or ghee (clarified butter). When almost done, add garlic, green onion, salt and pepper to taste.

This, of course, does not mean that everybody should eat like this. The most important is to reduce refined carbohydrates and sugar which unfortunately became an important part of our modern diet.

06 December 2013

About Cholesterol

I received a lot of requests recently about high cholesterol levels and their implication in heart disease. I made a few graphs to make it easy to understand.