I’m Elizabeth, an American transplant living in Toronto, and have been tangled up in love affair with food for my entire life. I started this blog because I wanted to share my successes (and struggles) with weight loss and maintaining a healthy, balanced keto diet. I was secretive about my weight loss journey for many years, but realizing that my tips and recipes could benefit overweight children or adults pushed me to share.
I struggled with my weight throughout my childhood and into early adulthood, but after educating myself about those puzzling black and white nutrition labels – counting and recording everything I ate – I lost over 50 pounds. The weight came off, but it was hard, and I felt deprived for that entire period…. think rice cakes, tiny slices of hard brown bread, plain yogurt, and brown rice. Because I hadn’t learned how to maintain my weight, it would yo-yo as I went from eating whatever I wanted and then back to super restrictive calorie counting.
Once I stumbled upon the ketogenic diet, I was hooked. For the first time in my life I felt satisfied, full, energized, and nourished while losing weight. I’d finally found a way to be myself, enjoy eating with others, and create awesome meals! I even had the pleasure of educating friends, family, neighbors and colleagues about the keto diet so that they too could benefit from the weight loss strategy. Whether you’re looking to drop a lot of pounds quickly or, if you’re like me and you’re looking for a sustainable diet solution, keto may really strike a chord with you. I still consider myself married to food, but keto has enabled me to enjoy food without sacrifice. I’ve been reconstructing favorite recipes for nearly a decade… stick with me for ultra low carb, easy to make, inexpensive, delicious, filling and nourishing recipes.