Auntie Helen

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  1. Heart attack at the age of 41

    I have been Ketogenic for two years and lost 20kg in the first six months and have stayed that weight since. No calorie counting or anything, just eating fresh foods and the only carbs or sugar I eat are in vegetables. My partner eats the same and we have both recently had blood tests and our cholesterol levels are great.   I used to suffer from Heißhunger all the time so was obese. When I eat keto I only have two meals per day (16:8 fasting) which is easy as I am not hungry. When we are on holiday we usually eat normally as it is easier and within a day I am constantly hungry and snacking. So for us, Keto works great and we love the taste of the food. All that butter, olive oil, cheese and cream - yum!   as an aside, this is the first time I have agreed with balticus about anything!
  2. Heart attack at the age of 41

    But not always. Some people are unlucky in the genetic lottery, such as my former husband, his father, his brother and his nephews. All had high cholesterol despite diet, father had triple bypass age 42 (is now 83!), the rest are on statins to lower their cholesterol as diet alone could not make enough difference. My former husband has had six stents and is slim and fit - he had angina aged 38. It’s not always your ‘fault’ because of your diet.
  3. Oh, this just popped up in my general new posts feed, I didn’t realise it was Frankfurt. Mine was in Kempen in NRW but I imagine the letterboxes are being checked at all Finanzämter 
  4. I did, and it worked - I got my Bescheid today.
  5. How to advertise that I want to rent a parking spot

    Facebook group for the local area? There is almost certainly one.
  6. Unfortunately your sentence “At the time, I was unaware of the tenancy laws in Berlin and how it could impact my future” probably tells you all you need to know.
  7. How to access BBC iPlayer from Germany

    NordVPN still working for me for iPlayer. 
  8. Question about driving licenses

    Yes exactly, Germany waited a while before sending my licence back to the Uk and then the DVLA cancelled it as they can, they were the original issuer.
  9. Question about driving licenses

    For info, I exchanged my British licence for a German one last year. I checked on the DVLA website and my British licence was still showing until about 6 months later. Now it no longer exists. So the Germans did send my old UK licence to the DVLA eventually and it was cancelled.
  10. Diet Culture Rant

    I‘ve done Keto for over a year now and it’s great. It suits my body very well, and I lost 20kg in the first 8 months and have kept it off.   saying you can eat 4000 calories and lose weight on Keto is wrong (unless you are doing mega exercise) - that’s not how it works! It works by stopping you feeling hungry so you don’t have to eat as much, so you restrict calories automatically.   I have Labrador genes so I was always hungry. And I really always was. As a 176cm woman I weighed between 100 and 120kg at different times. Because when I felt hungry I needed to eat.   Now eating the Keto diet I have no breakfast (not hungry, saves time). I eat lunch at 13:00 and dinner at 19:00 and nothing in between - I don’t need to. My calories intake has reduced a lot but I don’t notice that at all as I am not hungry. I eat lots of lovely meat with creamy sauces, cheese, olives, nuts. The food is very tasty (although if I were a vegetarian I think it would be a lot trickier).   keto works FOR ME as it suits my body type and I find it easy to follow. It is not the right choice for other people. I feel healthier on Keto than I ever have before, and I am still slowly losing weight although being much laxer about what I eat (I have more carbs per day, probably 50-80g). To have lost weight over the year and not put it back on is very novel!   For some people it can be a really good option, so worth looking into. For others it will not suit.