Secrets to long-term habit change – Next Low Carb Leeds meeting, June 3rd

Our daily lives are made up of habits – from what time we get up, what and when we eat, to what time we go to bed and many habits in between. In fact, 40% of our daily life is thought to be filled by the repetition of habits. So if we can successfully change our habits we can change our lives, right?

Most of us want to be healthy, so we often set goals to try and lead healthier lives such as eat better/less, exercise more, get more sleep, and be less stressed. Many of us even spend money to try to motivate ourselves to be healthier (unused gym membership or home exercise equipment gathering dust anyone?). But, even when it’s something we really want to do, changing to healthier habits and sustaining them over the long-term can be really hard for many of us! …..Read More

Good gut bugs – the inside story: Low Carb Leeds – next meeting Monday 13th May

How much do you know about the trillions of gut bugs that help keep you happy and healthy?

At our May 13th Low Carb Leeds meeting we’ll be delving into the mystery surrounding our gut bugs – the complex community comprised of trillions of microbes that live within us!

A balanced mix of gut bugs is thought to protect us from infection and strengthen our immune system, regulate blood sugar, and support our mental functioning. Did you know that our gut is classed as our ‘second brain’ and that healthy gut bacteria produce serotonin which acts as the body’s natural antidepressant?

We’ll also talk about how to keep our gut bugs happy and healthy with probiotic and prebiotic foods. Plus we’ll show you which foods to include in your low carb lifestyle to boost your friendly bugs and which ones are best avoided.
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Hero Recipe – The Fool-Proof Omelette + how-to video

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs…

Here at Low Carb Leeds we are huge fans of the humble egg. Superbly nutritious and versatile, the egg can be boiled, scrambled, poached or fried to make a perfect, no-fuss low carb meal or snack in minutes.

With the addition of just a few basic store cupboard ingredients you can also knock up a great tasting omelette, which can be eaten hot immediately or stored, wrapped and taken with you for an on-the-go breakfast or lunch.

If you’ve never made an omelette before it might appear tricky to master. Or perhaps you’ve tried already but the results didn’t turn out ‘eggs-actly’ as intended! Certainly my first omelette attempts tended to remain solidly in the pan!

As with most things – it’s easier when you know how……Read More