Best Stick Hand Blender

Conair Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender (Brushed Chrome)
Best Stick Hand Blender

Since living this low carb life, I have realized I use many of my appliances much more than I have in the past. I’m sure it is because I am making more home cooked food which is a good thing.

So today, I wanted to share with you the one tool that I could never be without. And that is my Conair Cuisinart Smart Stick CSB-75BC 200 Watt 2 Speed Hand Blender. I chose this brand because it is considered the best-rated hand blender on Amazon.com. And I have to agree with all of the 5-star ratings that it is the best stick hand blender on the market.

It is really easy to use and comes in a variety of colors. There are two speeds. I like to use the low speed when I just want to break up vegetables or if I want to thicken soups. I used low when I made my low carb cream of mushroom soup.

I love my stick blender because it is so convenient and easy to use. I can leave my food (whatever needs mixing) in its pot or bowl and then I just pull out my stick blender and blend away.

But since it is a mixer, I always make sure I use a taller bowl so it doesn’t splatter. I learned that the hard way when I was making some whipped cream. There was whipped cream everywhere! Opps!

Actually, this hand mixer comes with a 16-oz plastic mixing cup which works perfectly if you just want to make a shake or small portion of whipped cream. I make up whipped cream in less than a minute.

My boyfriend uses it to make homemade low carb mayonnaise. He uses a wide lip mason jar to mix it up with the stick mixer. This way, he can leave it in the jar. He simply puts the lid on it. You can’t get easier than that.

Do you have a stick mixer? What do you use it for?

Best Weight Scales For Home Use

People start eating high fat, low weight for different reasons. For me it was to get healthy and get down to a more normal weight. For my boy friend, it was to reverse is type 2 diabetes. And of course we are both concerned about non alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Regardless of the reason, it is really important to know where you are starting from. This way you can track your progress and see how you are doing.

Using an accurate scale can help you know where you stand so you can track your results.

These days, body scales are pretty reasonably priced and they have lots of bells and whistles. Plus many of them include a phone application so you can track your results as often as you would like.

The scale that I recommend is the Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale with Large Backlit LCD, by Greater Goods (Black) because it is very accurate. Some scales seem to give fluctuating results. I’ve had other scales where I can get off than back on and get a different reading each time. This one is always the same.

It is really easy to read as the numbers are very large. I don’t even need to wear my glasses.

But the best part is that your results upload to the application on your smartphone through Bluetooth. So you can clearly see your results and any sorts of changes in your weight loss or weight gain real time. I’m a bit of a geek and I like to check  my weight often.

This scale will also help to keep track of your BMI as well although for me, that isn’t as important.

The Weight Gurus Digital Body Fat Scale with Large Backlit LCD and Smartphone Tracking (black) is also a good option for someone with a smaller budget. It does everything as the the other scale but rather than having a Bluetooth option, this one syncs with your smartphone through an app. You still get quick results, and you get to save a bit of money.

Along with the weight loss I really get motivated by checking my body measurements as well. I find that even when I don’t lose any weight, I will see my measurements go down. And this is very exciting.

Using a good tape measure, you should measure your right arm, right thigh and your waist.

Placement of the measure is easy, for your arm simply measure the point between your elbow and shoulder. Your thigh you should measure between your hip and knee. And your waist should be measured along your belly button.

 

Why I Use A Pur Water Filter

pur new advanced faucet water filter
PUR NEW Advanced Faucet Water Filter Stainless Steel Style FM 4000B

We use a Pur water filter on our faucet as a way of protecting ourselves from any dirt particles, chlorine or contaminants that may be in ordinary tap water. It sort of goes without saying for us that clean water is important to our body.

I love the Stainless Steel Water Filter because it is really pleasing to the eye and it does the job. The stainless steel look is very classy. The purified water tastes and smells better and I have piece of mind that it is clean.

The filters last for a long time and are really easy to replace. You can even order them in bulk so you always have some on hand.

Some of the benefits of filtered water, outside of health, is that you get to save a lot of money in the long run. Using a Water filter can save thousand over time compared to buying bottled water.

Plus you no longer have to lug in all that bottled water from the grocer. Bottled water is also better for the environment. It is really sad the way plastic bottles seem to be everywhere messing up the environment. I hate seeing plastic bottles on the bank of the river bank when we go out boating. It is really sad. I try to collect as many as I can.

The bottom line is filtered water is better!

PUR CR-6000 7-Cup Water Filtration Pitcher

Some people prefer a counter top filter and others prefer a water filtration pitcher. We actually use both. Why not double up?!

I like the convenience of a counter top filter because with a click of a switch I can have clean pure water.

But I also like to have nice refreshing cold water from the fridge so I have a pur water filter pitcher in my refrigerator ready to drink. This works the same as the counter top one but it is in the pitcher form. To use it all you do is run tap water into the pitcher and it will automatically filter it.