Hi everyone, allow me to introduce myself, my name is Rania and I’m Hamada’s sister. I was very much inspired by my brother’s transformation and decided to make another attempt at healthy eating and weight loss. Historically, I have always struggled with my weight and have lost weight in the past through various means such as low calorie diets and very low calorie diets (less than 500 calories a day), which did work but is unrealistic and unsustainable for long term goals, and as expected I put all the weight back on and then some.
For the last year, I have had success with a low carb/ketogenic diet. I have lost 12 kg (26 LB) in the last year through this diet. I would not even call it a diet, it’s more of a lifestyle change. Surprisingly I consume more calorie wise than I have on any other diet. I still count calories and consume between 1300 to 1500 a day, and still manage to lose weight; Whereas, in the past I was on a 1200 calorie diet and would not lose any weight. I’ve always exercised, doing both cardio (spinning mainly) and weight training (body pump) and boot camps (mixture of cardio and resistance training). I consume between 20 to 25 Net Grams (taking into account fibre) of carbs a day. My diet is also Gluten free and has a reasonable amount of fat and protein.
I have found that with this way of eating I feel satiated for longer and rarely crave unhealthy fast food because I feel full; whereas on previous diets I always felt hungry and was constantly battling my cravings. The one thing I missed the most with this new lifestyle is bread, I love bread and I’m sure you do too. I especially miss buns which is why I have been experimenting with different recipes to make low carb buns, that can be used for everything like burgers, sandwiches etc. I’ve tried a few and so far this is my favorite bun recipe. I will be posting more variation recipes as I try them out so keep your eyes open for updates to the site.
What is your favorite low carb bread recipe?
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Bring the water to a boil and add this, the vinegar and egg whites to the bowl, while whisking with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds. Don’t overmix the dough, the consistency should resemble Play-Doh.
- Form with moist hands into 4 or 8 pieces of bread. You can also make hot dog or hamburger buns.
- Bake on lower rack in oven for 50–60 minutes, depending on the size of your bread. They’re done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping the bottom of the bun.
- Serve with butter and toppings of your choice. Store the bread in the fridge or freezer.
- You can use this bread for different sandwiches such as burgers