On a typical day she starts out at 5.30am with a cup of coffee, often adding heavy whipping cream and MCT oil, a supplement made from a man-made fat.
“That helps you to go into ketosis,” she said. “I will not eat until 10am or 11am and I am fine.”
Lunch might be chilli with no beans, but lots of meat, peppers and scallions or a crustless quiche.
“If someone wants a cheeseburger they can have that but they have to wrap it in lettuce instead of the roll,” she said.
She makes keto rolls using almond flour and psyllium husks, a type of fibrous low-carb wheat. They weigh in at two net carbs compared with the 26 net carbs found in the average hamburger roll.
“A typical dinner would be any type of meat – the fatter the better – with a vegetable medley,” Ms Cure said. “Greens, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, egg plants, radishes, scallions, broccoli and cauliflower are my go-to. I have a vertical garden so right now I'm harvesting some of my produce.”
Keto followers frown on orange vegetables except for spaghetti squash, because they are high in sugar.
“I love to use bacon grease with my vegetables as it gives them great flavour,” she said.
As so many of her clients were asking to taste her food, Ms Cure started a catering arm.
The Keto Yum Kitchen offers desserts and cakes and other keto-friendly foods.
It has been so well received that she spends more time cooking than coaching.
“I am trying to expand it more, so that I can help other people,” she said.
Ms Cure charges $75 for a 45-minute consultation. She also offers a six-week workshop for $525.
For more information, see Ketogenic Optimal Life at www.ketogenicoptimallife.com; 747-3692
Reprinted from The Royal Gazette Oot 20th Article.