Alcohol: How much is too much?

How much alcohol is too much for low carb, healthy fat, keto lifestyle?

 

“With Christmas soon upon us and the swing of festive parties and celebrations underway, champagne corks will be a-popping and cocktail shakers to the ready. I, like many, really do love a glass or two, especially at times of celebration, but I’m so often asked for guidance about how much is too much?”

Amelia Freer,Registered Nutritional Therapist FdSc, Dip ION

Amelia further goes on to say that there has been a long-held belief amongst the medical community that a little bit of alcohol does us good. this comes from studies that seem to show that all causes of death (but particularly heart disease) are higher in people who completely abstained from alcohol, than was in people that drank moderately (a couple or so units a day). (Corraeo et al., 2004)

She does however, point out that alcohol consumption has been linked to a huge number of problems. It is after all, a psycho-active substance that can sadly lead to significant problems with addiction and dependency. It has also been linked to over 200 disease and injury conditions.

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Cook Something – Saag Paneer

Serves two and takes 25 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 150 g spinach (chopped)
  • 60 g paneer (cut into 1.5cm cubes)
  • ¹⁄₂ tsp tumeric
  • ¹⁄₄ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¹⁄₄ tsp salt
  • 2¹⁄₂ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¹⁄₂ medium onion (finely chopped)
  • ¹⁄₂ tbsp ginger (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ¹⁄₂ whole green chilli (finely chopped)
  • ¹⁄₄ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ¹⁄₂ tsp ground cumin
  • ¹⁄₄ cup plain yoghurt
  • ¹⁄₂ pinch salt and pepper

Method

  1. In a large pan, get the olive oil up to a medium heat and add the onions, gingergarlic and chilli and saute for 10 minutes until well caramelised.
  2. Now, add the garam masala, coriander and cumin and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Then, add the spinach and stir well, tossing to coat the leaves in the spices
  4. Once mixed, add half a cup of water and cook uncovered until the water has completely reduced.
  5. Remove the mix from the heat and stir in the yogurt, 1 tbsp at a time.
  6. Finally, add in the paneer, season to taste with salt and pepper and mix gently on a low heat until serving. If it gets too hot, the yoghurt will split so be careful.

Reference:

Real Meal Revolution

10 Commandments of Banting

10 Commandments of Banting

“The first thing you need to remember in Beginner Banting is that weight loss is unique to everyone. For this reason, we developed the phases of Banting 2.0 to cater for your individual needs on your road to Awesome Weight and awesome health.”

1. Eat enough animal fat

This is central to Banting. Saturated fat is NOT bad for you and you can totally eat it. Small amounts at a time help make you feel full and can stop you from overeating. So long as you are sticking to the phase-appropriate guidelines of Banting 2.0, whilst going through Banting – you will be right on track.

2. Eat enough vegetables

Vegetables should make up the bulk of your diet, which means you’ve got to eat them with every meal. Green vegetables are the best because they are generally lower in carbs and full of nutrients. Have a look through all of the different vegetables on the Green List, and make sure that you have enough variety in your diet.

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Banting | LCHF go-getters – Ingrid Collender

Ingrid Collender has lost 20 kgs of weight in five months, and is still going strong.

I feel so terrific, I am NEVER EVER going back to where I was! EVER!

– Ingrid Collender

Ingrid is interviewed by Jonno Proudfoot, CEO of The Real Meal Revolution.

Ingrid’s Stats:

Joined program date: 17 October 2017
Start weight: 145.5kg
Current weight: 125.1kg
Awesome Weight as calculated by RMR: 92kg
Personal target weight: 80kg (BOOM)

 

Jonno Proudfoot (JP): You’ve been owning it in the forum for the last couple of months. Congrats on your success so far. What made you join RMR?

Ingrid Collender (IC): Thanks so much!

Before I found Real Meal Revolution, I was completely exhausted. I am a type two diabetic.

My blood pressure was 160 / 110. My resting pulse was over 100pm. I was sleeping poorly, despite taking sleeping tablets and drinking whiskey and wine to sleep.

I was having palpitations, sweating with the slightest exertion, and I could barely walk 200m without being totally short of breath. I was also profoundly depressed.

I was contemplating suicide, and I soon accepted that I was dying. It was not only my weight that was killing me, but my addiction to alcohol and sleeping pills. Continue reading “Banting | LCHF go-getters – Ingrid Collender”

Banting | LCHF go-getters

Rebekah Allerton, Banting success story

“If you begin from a state of dysfunction, almost anything will bring you back into balance”

– James Fitzgerald, OPEX Fitness

 

Rebekah Allerton, Sales Manager at Real Meal Revolution, relates how as a young person she was highly susceptible to massive weight gain and ill health because of eating large amounts of carbohydrates and processed foods.

Read her story here. 

Banting | LCHF go-getters – Rebecca Allerton

Rebekah Allerton, Banting success story

“If you begin from a state of dysfunction, almost anything will bring you back into balance”

– James Fitzgerald, OPEX Fitness

 

Rebekah Allerton, Sales Manager at Real Meal Revolution, relates how as a young person she was highly susceptible to massive weight gain and ill health because of eating large amounts of carbohydrates and processed foods.

Read her story here.