It’s this time of the year!

The end of the year rush is here again! There’s birthdays and end of the year functions, weddings, name it. Everyone that wanted to organize something during the year now tries to fit it in before the end of the year.

And our South Africans can’t have a party without plenty of food. Is this a South African thing or is it a worldwide thing? We South Africans love food! And, unlike what so many people tries to say, I have no problem with that.

You know, for too many years it was shameful to like food, to enjoy food. This is one of the main reasons I love LCHF so much. I love food. I enjoy food. There is nothing to be ashamed about loving food. So many times I see an obese person, telling me that she don’t eat much. And why do they say that? Because of unnecessary shame! Because of somehing she really can’t help. Because of a sugar addiction.

And that is the beauty about it! With a little bit of planning, we can address the sugar addiction, but most of all, we may enjoy the party and the delicious food without feeling bad about it.

So, before we go to the party, we have to prepare ourselves a bit.

Firstly, don’t go there feeling hungry. The problem is that you have no idea at all about what will be served. It can be all pastry and if you are hungry, you won’t have enough will power to resist it.  So my advice will be: Eat something before you go, like cheese. Cheese is such a wonderful food, it contains lots of fats, it is tasty, you feel good after eating cheese. It gives you the lining that will help you later at the function.

Check the things out. What do they serve that you’re allowed to eat. Enjoy every one of these items that you are allowed to eat.

At the buffet, first look what food are being served. Plan beforehand what you are going to eat and dish yourself enough of that!

But what if the food is plated? Then you eat what is allowed and leave the rest. Those days that you have to eat everything on your plate, have past. If you didn’t dish yourselve, you don’t have to eat everything.

Sometimes it may happen that there isn’t a thing that you can eat. Or it may be pasta and salad. Then take less if the ‘bad’ food and lots of salad.

What do you do when desert is served? Stand up and start a conversation somewhere, or go to the bathroom. Do anything not to eat it.

Last, but not least, if you fell off the wagen at the party, if you couldn’t help it, it is okay. It really is. Don’t think that you are a failure then. The first thing in the morning, start again. Do you’re LCHF lifestyle, it really is worth it.

Be couragious. Be strong.

Toortsie

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I just couldn’t stop!

So, after nearly three weeks of travelling abroad, I am back home. What a fantastic holiday! How WONDERFUL to be home!

The first 10 days of our holiday, we took a trip from Sydney to Adelaide, in Australia. The last part we spent with our family.

On the Sydney to Adelaide part, it was really easy to follow the Banting (LCHF) lifestyle, the last part was a bit more difficult because there were a lot of festivities and I wasn’t in charge of the meals provided. Years ago I made this decision: When I am at home, or when I am in charge of my meals, I shall eat according to my meal plan, but, when I am with other people who serve the food, I shall eat what they give me, even if it is not 100% part of my meal plan. Sometimes there are choices, sometimes there is enough LCHF food to eat, but sometimes you have to choose to be a bit more lenient.

In the first part of our holiday, we had lots of cheese, almonds (my mouth is still sensitive because of all the hard almonds that I had to chew!), salami and tomatoes. Sometimes we bought a cooked chicken or had a steak with salad. We never had breakfast in the hotels, bacon and eggs were at least A$15 (R155+!), so that was never ordered. Oh, I missed my eggs in the morning!

Once I declared that when I return, the first thing that I would make myself, was three eggs! While we were with the family, I had the privilege to bake eggs, so the craving wasn’t so much anymore. But when I returned yesterday, the first thing I did was getting some lamb cutlets, the fattiest cutlets that I could get, and cooked a cabbage stew! Oh, that was good! I couldn’t get enough. I sucked out all the marrow, I enjoyed the fat. WOW! It’s good to be home! It’s good to be Banting and to enjoy life’s goodness!

Cabbage Stew:

Cook fatty sheep cutlets with only a little bit of water, very slowly until tender. Season with salt, pepper Worcestershire sauce and a bit of chutney.

Add onions, garlic, and cabbage.

Stew slowly until the vegetables are soft, don’t stir unnecessarily.

Serve.

(In my book, Toortsie’s Banting Bash, is a Curry cabbage stew that is absolutely divine!) And as I am back home, I can send it to you if you want one!)

And once again, thanks to LCHF, the scale is still my f r i e n d !!! LCHF is TOPS!

Best wishes

Toortsie

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