colour ly tarot2 lovesmallerPhotography Serenity de Angeles

I’m Ly de Angeles. I read tarot and speak to the so-called dead. I write books and communicate with ravens. I’m also not bad at kitchen witchery.

Going grain and sugar free

April 2014 I stopped absolutely all grains and sugar. To discover why I felt bloated all the time, listless, no energy, big belly but slender arms and legs took quite a lot of research. I know others have been down this road before me but on this I was slow. I also pretended there wasn’t a problem. I felt uncomfortable in my skin, you see. I’d moved to Melbourne, began a new life at 60. Was this the slippery downhill slope to old age? Hadn’t I promised myself I would never become one of those docile, thick old women? How had I betrayed myself?

Turns out I hadn’t. It’s called a lack of insight. I was too busy to devote myself fully to the research until I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (probably had it for years, who knows). Then I hunted in earnest. The first book I read was Wheat Belly, then Grain Brain. From there I learned about Paleo and The Atkins Diet and then worked out what worked for me.

Oh, by the way? I asked a doctor what was causing my problems. He unfortunately thought it was what happened as one ages. Yes, a fuckwit. Doctors, on the whole do NO training in nutrition or exercise. Find me an exception. I will gladly promote them.

In twelve weeks, with more nourishment than ever in my life, I dropped 17 kilos. So, the sure thing, when you ditch the carbs (including white potatoes) your natural weight will metabolise. You will enter a state called ketosis. Even the loose skin (almost) all bounced back. There’s still a bit but that’s lack of collagen and wrinkles are a sign I’ve lived this long despite…

Grains are a major factor in inflammatory conditions and many digestive problems. Can be linked to diabetes and obesity, might even wreck your brain, at some stage of your life will probably (not always) cause you grief. Getting rid of it is easy. You just have to know how.

I’m also going to promote certain products, like this here. Take it or leave it. No one pays me to do so. These products, however, are about the best I can get here in Victoria. You’ll source your own elsewhere. This blog includes my own recipes, links to cool related information, other people and groups. In the top navigation menu are all my posts, listed in categories, or you can also explore a chronological list of posts.

As I update this site today I’m two weeks shy of 67. No longer have blood pressure issues and have just had A Witch’s Guide to the Art of Aging Disgracefully published.

Come and taste to magic,
Ly x


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    1. Maria! Yes, please do. All of the above. Trust a sister. It’s all so trial-and-error delicious. When I have suffient meals up to keep you satisfied I’ll get onto links. Most of these meals are uber easy. Big hugs and banish the bloat! x


  1. Hi Ly !!!
    I’ve written to you a long time ago and you graciously allowed me to put some of your writing on my groups. You are without doubt one of my favorite authors, and I’m looking forward to more of your blog. It looks delicious !


    1. You beautiful woman you. Yes, magic on a plate. How can healthy and decadent exist within the same sentence. And I can keep them coming cause this morning was… Well, you’ll know when you cook it. It’s the smoked cod. I’m just about to write it up now xx


      1. Omg, YOU are the beautiful woman !
        You embody magic, and now you’ll teach us how to do the same : )
        Looking forward to it.


      2. lol…I’m so glad you’re not a vegetarian. I love these recipes !!
        and about the snails:
        i have plenty of egg shells 😀
        i refuse to give beer to the snails, my menfolk don’t get it often.. but when they do it’s theirs, dammit, lol !
        so…this will work for me ( in addition to my usual picking them up and tossing them over the hedge to the neighbor who has no veggies!)
        love, Renee


  2. Hi there Ly! I have been a junk food addict pretty much all my 42 years 😦 I have been overweight/obese since puberty (I am a woman). Tried to be vegetarian and vegan – and have joined Weight Watchers a dozen times!!! Found out 6 months ago that I was gluten intolerent – it has changed my life! Problem is all of the gluten free products are full of sugar/heavily processed/taste disgusting!!! So I have been thinking about cutting out all grains and sugar from my diet altogether. Have some Paleo cookbooks to get into – I know this way of eating will make me feel increadible – the next step after eliminating gluten. Thanks for inspiring to get me started – just as you did in your books to get me into Qabalah etc lol!!! Have an amazing weekend x


    1. Thanks darling. It’s my new magic. Gift of easy succulence and oral orgasm. Yes, the difference it makes when we pay attention to loving ourselves. We love ourselves we have plenty left over for others. You are earth x


      1. Making it my new magic too – lol! Hungry for transformation!!! A wonderful change that I didn’t anticipate is how grounded this delicious food makes me feel! I have a looooong way to go – but that is actually very exciting! I love working on myself and nourishing my body. Thanks again for the inspiration Ly xx

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  3. I came to see you when you were in Sydney a few months back and you told me I’d make huge changes with my health . At the time it seemed such a pipe dream to actually get on track and lose the weight and most importantly , start feeling alive again . Following traditional recomendations from Drs had led me round and round over the years on a cycle of misery
    Here I am only a couple of months on after dropping sugar , grains and going low carb . I’m ten kilos down and for the first time ever the ( previously insatiable ) cravings for sweet carb loaded foods are completely gone . My migraines are much more controlled and I’m not dealing with the daily roller coaster of ups and downs that I thought were part of life . Thanks Ly


    1. Bel, that’s a marvelous update! If you can add a workout or 2 or 3 a week, find something you like, off the wall, that’ll move masses of blood and chi around your body as well. What happens over the first few months is that trillions of bacteria that once thrived in your gut, on the carbs and sugar, are now dead. Circulating around your bloodstream. Lots have been excreted but not all. I’m currently training a fabulous young woman here in Melbourne, she’s big, but big is beautiful if it’s the healthy kind of big. She’s kicked the Maccas and is looking/feeling genius. I’m about to begin a documentary on her journey and her life. It’ll be through my YouTube channel but will also post it here. It’s a strong thing to have her as a role model. Quest on! Bon apetit, Ly x


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