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How Homemade Bread Survived Low-Carb Diet Trends

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Homemade bread didn’t survive my own low-carb diet, but I thought the film was quite interesting. Toward the beginning an ignorant man comments on how our bodies make protein from carbohydrates. That would be an amazing trick: protein contains nitrogen, carbohydrate does not. Perhaps he meant to say “bread” rather than carbohydrate. Bread does contain protein (in addition to carbs), but bread is not a complete protein, and that’s what our body requires. Bread and beans do make a complete protein, thus the popularity of beans on bread as a breakfast.

Still, it’s quite interesting.

Written by LeisureGuy

18 February 2019 at 9:21 am

Posted in Business, Daily life, Food

Argentinian wild pink prawns with leeks, peppers, and red chard

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Had this for dinner last night and it was very tasty.

I had 1 lb (454g) frozen wild Argentinian pink prawns, so I filled a very large bowl with water, dissolved about 1/2 cup kosher salt in it, and dumped in the frozen prawns to thaw. It takes a while, since the brine is immediately chilled, but the time is okay because brining the prawns ensures that they will be tasty and moist when cooked. (This is my routine practice with frozen shrimp or, really, any shrimp, since almost any you buy was previously frozen.)

While those were thawing in the brine, I prepared the vegetables:

2 leeks, 1 large, 1 medium: halved vertically, thinly sliced across
1 red bell pepper and 1 yellow bell pepper: chopped
1 big bunch red chard: stems chopped, then leaves as well
[some chopped celery would have been good, but I didn’t think of it]

I used my 4-qt All-Clad CopperCore sauté pan: wide-diameter, vertical sides. Heat the pan, add 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil and then the leeks.

Sauté, stirring, and add a couple of good pinches of salt and several grindings of black pepper.

When the leeks start to soften, add the bell pepper and the chopped stems of the red chard and sauté a little longer.

Add juice of 1 lemon and the chard leaves, stir, and cover. Let that cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7-10 minutes.

Drain prawns, perhaps dry them a little with a paper towel, and add them, stirring them into the vegetables. Then cover and cook another 7-10 minutes.

Serve with good white wine.

 

Written by LeisureGuy

17 February 2019 at 8:07 am

Posted in Food, Low carb, Recipes

Managing Overweight and Obesity in Adults: Systematic Evidence Review from the Obesity Expert Panel

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A very interesting and thoroughly researched document of studies regarding diet and obesity. Even though it doesn’t consider LCHF all that good (see starting at page 59), my experience with a diet low in net-carbs and relatively high in fat has been good—see this post.

Written by LeisureGuy

17 February 2019 at 7:04 am

Posted in Food, Health, Low carb, Science

Thought-provoking video on obesity, diabetes, and diet—and why

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LowCarbUSA.com has a series of videos… well, here’s what they say:

Dr. Robert Cywes first spoke at our event in San Diego in 2018 and he was a huge hit.  Many people approached me saying it was the best presentation of the whole conference.  He states that his whole treatment philosophy is based on his understanding of obesity and diabetes.  We have embarked on a project over the next many weeks to capture everything that’s in his head in a series of videos called ‘Diabetes Understood’ which we then plan to turn into, what will be, an amazing book I’m sure. You can read more about him here.

I just watched the “Introduction” segment (see below) and I was struck at some of his insights. Watch just this first one and see what you think. And it’s worth sticking to it all the way through. Some interesting payoffs at the end.

Written by LeisureGuy

16 February 2019 at 11:30 am

We seem to have been misled about dietary fiber

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Not maliciously misled, but human nutrition is just hard to understand. I watched this 23-minute talk this morning with great interest, and I’ve updated my general advice concerning diet.

Dr Paul Mason obtained his medical degree with honours from the University of Sydney, and also holds degrees in Physiotherapy and Occupational Health. He is a Specialist Sports Medicine and Exercise Physician.

Written by LeisureGuy

16 February 2019 at 8:49 am

A cold winter day: Roasted veg for lunch

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Ready to go. That’s The Wife’s David Boye 6″ chef’s knife:

Turnips, beets, and carrots, with extra-virgin olive oil, Maldon salt, and pepper. 400ºF for 35 minutes or so. Update: 35 minutes not enough. Going now for 50 minutes. Update: Now to 60 minutes.

Written by LeisureGuy

15 February 2019 at 11:14 am

Posted in Food, Recipes

Breakfast this morning

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Before:

After:

Written by LeisureGuy

15 February 2019 at 8:34 am

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