Diet

Sugar and losing weight

Submitted by Dave on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 09:46

Sugar. For me, at least, it seems to have a significant bearing on my weight.

Early in 2015 I started going to the gym. I went 5 days a week for an hour a day for almost 6 months and lost around 8 lbs. So not only did I not enjoy going to the gym, but I wasn't getting the desired weight loss. My trainer at the gym had suggested that sugar may be a part of the problem, but I didn't give it much thought as I didn't think I was taking in too much sugar. Once my job changed I ended up not having the motivation to keep going to the gym.

Ice Cream

Submitted by Dave on Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:15

I love ice cream, unfortunately I've given up sugar, so I don't buy it any more. But the kids love it so I have been trying my hand a making it myself. I have a mixer with an ice cream maker bowl so that makes it a little easier.

The recipe I use is pretty simple

  • 2.5 cups half and half or whole milk
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 2.5 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

The steps are as follows: