One day closer to the goal

My idea of fighting a cold;
Wake up, walk 2,5k to the gym, lift heavy for thirty minutes, work.
Finish work, decline after work drinks, walk another 2,5k, sign up for a Personal trainer session.
Go home, change clothes and run my fastest 5k ever and the walk another 1k to cool down.
Eat a bacon, pork stir fry without any carbs.
Now I’m full and tired and will probably fall asleep in the shower.
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Stretching in the sun rise
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Training for a 10k run and to be in the best shape of my life

As you know I’ve signed up for a 10k run in the end of November, the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest in London.
Given that I have never run 10k in my whole life I really need to practice a bit harder than I am currently doing.
So what are the best way to train for the race?
What is the best endurance training?

I know that I will definitely need to add up on the weekly kilometers
This week I managed to add up to a bit over 10k all together, that is quite bad and I really need to put effort into this now.
I will be running in 8 weeks I need training tips for running.
How do I increase stamina for running?
I need a personal trainer, any takers?
practice running 10 k
What I will do is to put a 10k training schedule together.
I will plan them week by week and see how fast I am improving and how much I can add to it.
Since it is just not a running race but a obstacle course, I really need to work on the stamina and strength as well.
If I add running, swimming, crossfit, gym in a nice pot and mix it together and spice it up with the odd thai boxing and yoga I think I¨ll have a nice recipe for a good training.

In 54 days I will be on a plane to London and I will be in the best shape of my life.
Are you with me on this race?
Camilla Stenmark running

Low carb snacks, home made cheese chips

When eating food low in carbs and craving a snack, I can’t just grab a bag of crisps…
So I decided to try to make home made cheese chips, very low carb and high fat.
I used Edamer and a spicy one called “red hot dutch”
cheese chips
They turned out really good, a perfect little snack. (too bad they didn’t last very long)
I’ll definitely make cheese crisps again but next time I will Ieave them in oven a bit longer to be a tad crispier.
I am currently looking for some cool low carb recipes to try out, if you have some you really like, please feel free to share.

Massive pasta cravings, sometimes LCHF is hard

So yesterday I bragged about how everything is going so fine with my LCHF, today I happened to walk into La Coccinella
A bit of heaven for wine and food (and pasta) lovers
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What an amazing little store, I wanted to buy everything in there and looking at all the cool, different pasta gave me cravings out of the ordinary
Linguini with chilli
Tagliatelle with Parmesan
Pasta with pasta…
I´d like to fill up a bathtub with pasta and just eat it all

I might have to try this low carb zucchini pasta soon and see if that helps with my cravings…

Day 13 on my LCHF trip – I’ve lost 4 kilos…

When people are asking me how the LCHF diet is effecting me and how I feel I’ve been a bit unsure of how to answer, I’ve really felt great the last few weeks but not sure if it really has to do with the diet or if it’s the placebo effect …

But let me tell you this,
The last few days I’ve noticed some irritation from colleagues show that I’m so “rediciolusy full of energy” in the mornings.

The last couple of weeks I’ve had butter and cream coffee for breakfast, bulletproof coffee, possible some bacon or cheese on the side… I’m then fueled up until lunch time where I eat more protein and well, fatty things, after lunch I have another cream coffee.
I’m not peckish and I am quite evenly fueled in between meals.
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I’m not a big fan of scales, a wise person said; “the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity.” and i agree.
The few times I’ve weighed myself the last 5 years, the number has always been the same, I have fluctuated between 62-64 kilos, whether I’ve been in  beer / pizza periods or been at the gym daily.
Today I weighed myself at the gym and the scale showed 58 kilos.
One can speculate wildly back and forth why that is but the only thing that has been added to the equation is that I eat fat all the time and have removed the carbs and sugar completely from my diet.
I am in absolute chock, I feel like a parody of all the weekly magazines;
“lose 4 kg in under 2 weeks, read about the miracle method here …”
losing FOUR kilos in such a short period is a lot… and I did it with bacon, butter and cream :)

Here is the dietdoctor explaing why it works:
A LCHF diet makes it easier for the body to use its fat reserves, as their release is no longer blocked by high insulin levels. This may be one reason why eating fat gives a longer feeling of satiety than carbohydrates. It’s been shown in a number of studies: When people eat all they want on a low carb diet caloric intake typically drops.
So, no counting or food weighing is necessary. You can forget about the calories and trust your feelings of hunger and satiety. Most people don’t need to count or weigh their food any more than they need to count their breathing. If you don´t believe it, just try for a couple of weeks and see for yourself.
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The reason I started LCHF was not to lose weight, however, I wanted to become stronger, and healthier, I wanted to have more energy and be less tired …
I have been doing this for under two weeks now and placebo effect or not, I have more energy and feel fresher.

What I may lack is a big bowl of spaghetti and sushi… i do miss them maki rolls but then again, I should just go for some Sashimi soon, fatty fish without any carbohydrates.

you can never imagine what I just signed up for

I just signed up for Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest 2014 in London
Camilla Stenmark I just signed up for Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest 2014 in LondonI’ve been saying that for a while, that I wanted a goal with my training, I was browsing around and I found a few cool races but decided, this is the one…

In November I am flying to London with a friend to run a 10k obstacle race…

I am so freaking excited!
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I need to start training hard now, starting tomorrow with thai boxing after work…

Day 5 of fat and fatty things ( low carb high fat )

My LCHF breakfast this morning, very low carbohydrate lchf brakfast
I had my coffee with cream and butter…

Going all in on the low carb high fat diet the rest of September, I will come back in the end of the month with a verdict, at the moment I love that everything I’m eating is covered in fat :)

Click here if you want to read more, LCHF for beginners, by Dietdoctor.com