My name is Christiane, and I live with my husband and three sons in Beijing, China. Originally I’m from the North of Germany. Both my origin and my many hears in Asia influence what I love to eat – fresh and smoked seafish from the shores of Northern Europe as much as Chinese stir-fries and Thai curries. And there is always the Mediterranean cuisine, that basically all of us love, don’t we? The five of us enjoy travelling, and one of our greatest pleasures on the road is to try out local delicacies, from street foods to local fine cuisine.
I got into low-carb eating a while ago after two events occurred at basically the same time: I was diagnosed with a heightened blood sugar level, indicating pre-diabetic insuline resistance. And my husband and I were introduced to the ultra low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet as a means to lose weight. We both gave it a try and were stunned by the results that included instant weight loss and higher energy levels without going hungry. I started reading about it and about how different people with their individual metabolism require different diets. Mine asked for reduction in grains, starches and sugar. Even though I quit keto and now eat a slightly more flexible low-carb diet, my blood sugar levels have returned to normal, my weight has remained stable at its post-weight-loss level and I have way more energy than I used to when eating high-carb fare. That made me jump into food and developing recipes, and I am enjoying it so much that I decided to start this blog to share my recipes.
Professionally, I am a freelance writer, covering all sorts of topics in China and Asia. Being able to write about food now too, is a great joy for me! Thank you for visiting Lowcarblounge, and I hope you enjoy my recipes, and please feel free to get in touch with questions or comments any time HERE.