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Intermittent Fasting

After a big breakfast yesterday I was left feeling satiated for the rest of the day. I was so satisfied I decided to I.F. (intermittent fast) lunch and dinner. I had a dinner already prepared and was not going to force a fast if I was hungry but come 7:30pm I was still feeling great! I guess that's the power of filling up and fueling the body on quality saturated fats and training the body to access the stored fat for fuel too. This morning I left home at 4:30am and at 7:00am I finally stopped to eat. Not in a 'I'm famished feed me now' way, but in a lets eat something yummy way :)

What did I have? 2 delicious hard boiled eggs cooked in my thermos while I worked (see earlier post).

The organic grass fed eggs were delicious and left me singing a song that can easily get stuck in your head. A song which is a great mantra for the LCHF community.... I LOVE EGGS!!! Check it out :)


Want to know more about Intermittent Fasting? Listen to Episode 596 of the Jimmy Moore - Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show featuring Brad Pilon

One for the Road

This morning I opted for an extra ten minutes in bed and so breakfast needed to be found on my first break for the day. I went for a big breaky, minus hash brown & toast and swapped the sausage for a 100% beef patty. Straight forward enough? It took no less than three wait staff to work out exactly how to process this order which they ended up calling a works burger minus the bun!? LOL

20140215-091737.jpg I then headed over to the coffee counter where I requested a large iced americano with whipped cream... This too was met with confusion and also gathered a crowd of on lookers to check out the freak show with his wacky drink order.

I must point out here in Central Queensland coffee orders don't get too exotic. In fact there is no distinguishable difference up here between a Latte, Cappuccino or a Flat White.

Anyway, in the end I got exactly what I was after and made quite an impression in the process.

Love the LCHF food order mods.


A Little Eggs-periment!

As I've said before 90% of my days are spent working away on the highway in Central Queensland. 12-14hr days are the norm. On top of that I'm a very fussy bastard with my eating and one of my little quirks is that I don't like eating cold food.

So I am time poor and want a hot breaky on the road... What to do?! After pondering this for a while I had the egg-cellent idea to cook raw eggs in my thermos. From the fridge to the thermos, just add boiling water from the kettle and off you go. But would it work?

I did some calculations for the temperature of my eggs from the fridge, the area they would displace in my 500ml thermos and the amount of boiling water that I could fit in and the idea seemed sound. 20140205-110819.jpg For my first attempt at 4:30am today I poured boiled water over two eggs and let them stand for 5 mins while I finished getting dressed for work. I then drained that water topped it up with more boiled water and headed out the door to work.

I planned on eating my breaky around 7am but as my site was running busy this morning I didn't get to them til 9am. So did they work?....

20140205-111051.jpg So far so good :)


Success!!! How could I contain my egg-citement?! Eggs cooked with no time spent 'cooking'.

Tomorrow I am going to try again however I'm not going to refresh the water and see if I can get soft boiled. But for today I am egg-static!

Please egg-nore my terrible egg puns.... I guess the old adage is true. You are what you eat!

I also just wanted to mention a terrific new book about 'real food' Eat The Yolks by Liz Wolfe. Check it out at Cave Girl Eats