Hi Katrin – I made this cake tonight and although it tasted great (a little sweet still for me) it took 1.5 hours before it was set properly and not liquid in the centre. It had a very thin crisp top but quite a thick, hard layer around the edges, however it did not stick to the pan. The only sweetener I could find was a blend of granulated erythritol and stevia, which I powdered as per your tip – could this have caused it to take longer to bake?
“If something says ‘whole grain’ that doesn’t mean it’s made with 100 percent whole grains,” says Gans. In fact, if you scrutinize the ingredient list and see “whole wheat” listed as the second item, the product may contain far more refined flour than whole grains. Look for the claim “100 percent whole wheat” or “100 percent whole grain” and check that a whole grain is actually listed as the first ingredient on the list. The fiber boost that comes from whole grain bread means each slice will be more satisfying (and keep you full longer), and whole grains as part of a balanced diet are associated with a host of health benefits, including lower cholesterol and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.   
I did it! I finally jumped onto the banana bread train. I mean, I’ve had great intentions since the beginning of time when I started putting our brown (errrr, black) bananas into the freezer for “later”, but to actually pull them out and put them to good use was another story. But, I’m proud to report that it happened! And then it happened again! And again…
An increase in fiber intake is also recommended for regulating bowel movements. Other methods of weight loss include use of drugs and supplements that decrease appetite, block fat absorption, or reduce stomach volume. Bariatric surgery may be indicated in cases of severe obesity. Two common bariatric surgical procedures are gastric bypass and gastric banding.[12] Both can be effective at limiting the intake of food energy by reducing the size of the stomach, but as with any surgical procedure both come with their own risks[13] that should be considered in consultation with a physician. Dietary supplements, though widely used, are not considered a healthy option for weight loss.[14] Many are available, but very few are effective in the long term.[15]
I made the chocolate pound cake. I cut the recipe in half & made 1 loaf. All that I can say is OMG!!! One of the best keto or not cakes I have tasted. It has a very silky texture. I had to taste it after I took it out of the pan. It was so good, I decided not to add the ganache. I will definitely make again & make both loaves & give one as a gift. Thanks for a wonderful recipe. I will be trying all of your cakes.
In the UK, up to 5% of the general population is underweight, but more than 10% of those with lung or gastrointestinal diseases and who have recently had surgery.[29] According to data in the UK using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool ('MUST'), which incorporates unintentional weight loss, more than 10% of the population over the age of 65 is at risk of malnutrition.[29] A high proportion (10–60%) of hospital patients are also at risk, along with a similar proportion in care homes.[29]
When using the converter from metric to US measurement, I come up with different answers than the converter. 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese (according to package) weighs 30g. Using that information, 1.75 cups weighs 210g. When I divide 170g by 30g I come up with 5.67, a little less than 1.5 cups US. So, I measure ingredients in grams on my kitchen scale.
Just tried this recipe for my husband today and he loved it!!! He ate half of it as soon as he got home from work. 🙂 I can’t eat bananas so I couldn’t try it but it smelled and looked amazing! 🙂 Is there anyway I could make this into a pumpkin bread by just replacing the banana with pumpkin, if so how much do you think I would need? Or some other kind of flavor? Thanks so much. I am making another batch of the banana bread tonight. 🙂
Some antidepressant medications can cause weight gain, especially the older tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) such as Tryptizol, Saroten, and Clomipramine; as well as newer drugs such as Remeron (Mirtazapine). Lithium (for manic-depressive disorder) often causes weight gain. The most common antidepressants known as SSRI’s (for example Citalopram and Sertraline) usually don’t impact weight significantly. More on depression
If you've gone through that keto-friendly cookbook a million times and are desperate to spice things up, you've come to the right place. These 26 keto dinner recipes are low-carb, high-fat, and tasty, so you’ll have no problem staying in ketosis—AKA fat-burning mode. Many also serve as healthier takes on comfort foods like lasagna, casseroles, and burgers.
Avocado is a staple in my kitchen. This green fruit makes a good addition to baked goods, so I’ve come up with this recipe for Guilt-Free Avocado Zucchini Bread. If you are trying to eat healthier, avocado is a must-have addition to your clean eating habits. With its good fat and healthy properties—not to mention creamy texture and lovely flavor—avocado is definitely your friend.
Who doesn’t love Chick-Fil-A!? Those crispy tenders dipped in sweet, savory honey mustard are a fast-food favorite. And with Megan’s creative recipe, you can have all that taste with none of the guilt (even on Sundays…). She breads with almond flour and pork panko – instead we use whey powder and parmesan for a protein-packed twist. Keto comfort food at its finest.
So, a bread that featured chestnut flour?  I had to try it. Chestnut flour is an Italian flour that has been used for centuries in traditional baking and has a sweet, slightly spiced flavor to it. But sourcing chestnut flour wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.  Here in the Toronto area we have a thriving Italian community. And so many Italian baking recipes feature chestnut flour.  But it seems to be more of a seasonal ingredient.  So here I was in June, trying to purchase chestnut flour, that most shops wouldn’t be carrying until October or November.  I finally found it via Aurora Importing. I bought more than I knew I’d need just for the latest bread experiment, as I knew I’d happily try more chestnut flour recipes.  And I learned that if you have a sizeable amount of the more delicate nut flours, it is best to keep them in the freezer.  They will last much longer (avoid going rancid) and will be ready when you need them, even months later.  But try Amazon or online shopping wherever you may be, I’m sure you’ll find it.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone naturally produced in the body by both males and females. It is most commonly associated with women, as HCG levels rise dramatically during gestation. As a woman goes through the various stages of pregnancy, her HCG levels correspondingly rise in order to help maintain nutrition to her placenta. For both men and women, HCG works in conjunction with the hypothalamus to utilize fat stores as well as boost immune receptors.

Cups made of bacon are something I never knew I needed. Since you can’t have bread on keto, finding a vessel for a BLT becomes a fun challenge. This BLT comes in the form of a chicken salad, using chicken as an added protein. The mayonnaise and avocado make the chicken salad creamy and adds delicious fat. This recipe is great for making ahead to ensure lunch success or as a new cookout addition. Serves 8. Chicken Salad:2 lb chicken breasts, cooked and shredded2 avocados, halved and sliced3 tomatoes, diced2 green onion, diced1 cup mayonnaise (Duke’s, if you know what’s up)Salt and pepper, to taste4 slices bacon 2 cups arugulaBacon Cups:16 slices bacon For Bacon Cups: Take 8 slices of bacon and cut crosswise. Invert a muffin tin and lay two halved strips on both sides. Wrap entire cup with a whole slice of bacon. Repeat for each cup. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place inverted muffin tin on wider baking pan for easier cleanup. Bake until crispy, 20-25 minutes. For Chicken Salad: Dice bacon and saute in a skillet over medium heat until crispy, 6-8 minutes. Move to towel-lined plate to cool. Combine chicken, avocado, tomatoes, green onion, mayonnaise and bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Line bottom of bacon cups with bed of arugula and top with chicken salad.
Almond flour doesn’t spike your blood sugar, making it a sound alternative to white flour, no matter if you’re following keto or a low-calorie diet. The Journal of Nutrition published a study showing the positive effects of almonds on post-meal glucose levels. The study showed that almonds actually decreased the blood glucose levels of healthy individuals after their meals, along with their insulin levels and any oxidative damage. The control group consumed either almonds, potatoes, rice or bread. The participants that consumed the almonds actually had decreased levels compared to the other groups[*].
Cortisone as an oral drug is another common culprit (e.g. Prednisolone). Cortisone often causes weight gain in the long run, especially at higher doses (e.g. more than 5 mg Prednisolone per day). Unfortunately, cortisone is often an essential medication for those who are prescribed it, but the dose should be adjusted frequently so you don’t take more than you need. Asthma inhalers and other local cortisone treatments, like creams or nose sprays, hardly affect weight.
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I think we all have grandma’s recipe but I know I love trying other versions, especially when they’re healthier. I had wanted to make banana bread a couple days ago but the bananas were too ripe (crazy I know) so I picked up a few bunches and instead of turning quick like usual they’re taking their sweet time but when they’re ready I’m whipping up a batch!
The sad truth is that conventional ideas – eat less, run more – do not work long term. Counting calories, exercising for hours every day and trying to ignore your hunger? That’s needless suffering and it wastes your time and precious willpower. It’s weight loss for masochists. Eventually almost everyone gives up. That’s why we have an obesity epidemic. Fortunately there’s a better way.
If you want to lose weight you should start by avoiding sugar and starch (like bread, pasta and potatoes). This is an old idea: For 150 years or more there have been a huge number of weight-loss diets based on eating fewer carbs. What’s new is that dozens of modern scientific studies have proven that, yes, low carb is the most effective way to lose weight.

I think this banana bread is sublime. I used coconut oil instead of the olive oil, and added chocolate chips. I’ve made the bread twice now and will be making it again tomorrow as it is so popular! I baked it for 45minutes the first time and it was perfect, the second time I left it in for 50, it was still good but a little more dry. I couldn’t get my hands on liquid molasses so ended up with it in a sugar form and melted it with some of the coconut oil. I also didn’t have ripe bananas so had to pop them in the microwave for 40 seconds and that seemed to do the trick!


As written earlier in this post, it is flour-less but it contains seeds. And the seeds are so good! I put chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and flaxseeds. Chia seeds are seriously a number one among seeds. They are high in fibre, and omega-3 fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of B group vitamins, magnesium, iron and zinc. Hold on to them during fall, they are a hit! Sesame seeds are high in protein and also a great antioxidant. The last, but not least, are flaxseeds. This is very important for women. I usually use ground flaxseed. They contain fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, and can help prevent cancer.
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So how does this work? A quick run-through: The first tip was to eat low carb. This is because a low-carb diet lowers your levels of the fat-storing hormone insulin, allowing your fat deposits to shrink and release their stored energy. This tends to cause you to want to consume fewer calories than you expend – without hunger – and lose weight. Several of the tips mentioned above are about fine-tuning your diet to better this effect.
Dairy products contain varying amounts of lactose (milk sugar), which slows down weight loss. What’s more, part of the protein in milk generates a significant insulin response, which can have the same effect. Consequently, cutting back on dairy products may accelerate weight loss. This applies especially to dairy products typically lacking in fat, such as regular milk and various yogurts, but be careful with full-fat dairy such as cream and cheese all the same. And don’t forget whey protein powder, which is pure milk protein.

Chronic stress may increase levels of stress hormones such as cortisol in your body. This can cause increased hunger and result in weight gain. If you’re looking to lose weight, you should review possible ways to decrease or better handle excessive stress in your life. Although this often demands substantial changes, even altering small things – such as posture – may immediately affect your stress hormone levels, and perhaps your weight.
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If you want to lose weight, you’d better avoid special “low-carb” products that are full of carbs. This should be obvious, but creative marketers are doing all they can to fool you (and get your money). They will tell you that you can eat cookies, pasta, ice cream, bread and plenty of chocolate on a low-carb diet, as long as you buy their brand. They’re full of carbohydrates. Don’t be fooled.
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Use powdered (or confectioner’s) erythritol instead of granular. This will seriously cut the cooling effect that erythritol has and make your brownie batter nice and smooth, like it should be. Erythritol is my favorite sugar substitute, and the only one I bake with.  Unfortunately, I’m not sure how this recipe would work with alternatives like stevia, but if you give it a try let me know how it turns out!
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