It's possible to trade profitably on the Forex, the nearly $2 trillion worldwide currency exchange market. But the odds are against you, even more so if you don't prepare and plan your trades. According to a 2014 Bloomberg report, several analyses of retail Forex trading, including one by the National Futures Association (NFA), the industry's regulatory body, concluded that more than two out of three Forex traders lose money. This suggests that self-education and caution are recommended. Here are some approaches that may improve your odds of taking a profit. Prepare Before You Begin Trading Because the Forex market is highly leveraged -- as much as 50 to 1 -- it can have the same appeal as buying a lottery ticket: some small chance of making a killing. This, however, isn't trading; it's gambling, with the odds long against you. A better way of entering the Forex market is to carefully prepare. Beginning with a practice account is helpful and risk-free. While you're trading in your practice account, read the most frequently recommended Forex trading books, among them Currency Forecasting: A Guide to Fundamental and Technical Models of Exchange Rate Determination, by Michael R. Rosenberg is short, not too sweet and highly admired introduction to the Forex market. Forex Strategies: Best Forex Strategies for High Profits and Reduced Risk, by Matthew Maybury is an excellent introduction to Forex trading. The Little Book of Currency Trading: How to Make Big Profits in the World of Forex, by Kathy Lien is another concise introduction that has stood the test of time. All three are available on Amazon. Rosenberg's book, unfortunately, is pricey, but it's widely available in public libraries. "Trading in the Zone: Master the Market with Confidence, Discipline and a Winning Attitude," by Mark Douglas is another good book that's available on Amazon, and, again, somewhat pricey, although the Kindle edition is not. Use the information gained from your reading to plan your trades before plunging in. The more you change your plan, the more you end up in trouble and the less likely that elusive forex profit will end up in your pocket. Diversify and Limit Your Risks Two strategies that belong in every trader's arsenal are: Diversification: Traders who execute many small traders, particularly in different markets where the correlation between markets is low, have a better chance of making a profit. Putting all your money in one big trade is always a bad idea. Familiarize yourself with ways guaranteeing a profit on an already profitable order, such as a trailing stop, and of limiting losses using stop and limit orders. These strategies and more are covered in the recommended books. Novice traders often make the mistake of concentrating on how to win; it's even more important to understand how to limit your losses. Be Patient Forex traders, particularly beginners, are prone to getting nervous if a trade does not go their way immediately, or if the trade goes into a little profit they get itchy to pull the plug and walk away with a small profit that could have been a significant profit with little downside risk using appropriate risk reduction strategies. In "On Any Given Sunday," Al Pacino reminds us that "football is a game of inches." That's a winning attitude in the Forex market as well. Remember that you are going to win some trades and lose others. Take satisfaction in the accumulation of a few more wins than losses. Over time, that could make you rich!


Using the same idea as pizza crust, it’s easy to make a low carb cheesy cauliflower breadsticks recipe instead. Simply leave out the pizza sauce!
I’m always amazed by all the fantastic things you can do with cauliflower. It’s a staple ingredient on low carb and goes way beyond a potato substitute.
When I got started on this way of life, I discovered that cauliflower can make a fantastic pizza crust. As the years went on, I also experimented with using it in chocolate pudding and pie crust.
I’ve also seen others sneak this versatile vegetable into pumpkin pie because it’s a terrific thickening agent. Because of this property, it’s often used to thicken soups as well.
But, I’ve gone back to the basic pizza crust recipe to make a low carb cheesy cauliflower breadsticks recipe. And, you don’t have to limit yourself with the standard rectangular sticks.
After rolling out the “dough” mixture, I figured I’d experiment with different shapes and sizes. So, I went looking into my baking supply drawer to see what kind of cookie cutters I could find.
Because Valentine’s day is only a few weeks away, I made a few of the cauliflower breadsticks in heart shapes. To shape the dough, I simply used heart cookie cutters on the rolled out dough.
Of course, you can use any shape you want. And, you can make cute little mini bites that are perfect for holidays or special occasions!
With the superbowl coming up, you could even do little footballs as appetizers. You don’t even have to tell your guests that there’s cauliflower in there!
I’m thinking the cute little shapes may even help get the kids to eat their vegetables. With all the yummy cheese on top, they might not detect the healthy veggie in these cheesy cauliflower breadsticks.
I love trying to pass off healthier low carb versions of popular foods to my family and friends. I’m usually more successful with the savory recipes versus the sweets.
Since I haven’t had real sugar in ages, my taste for sweets is much less than others. So, I usually cut the normal amount of sweetener in recipe to half.
If I’m going to get my non low carb family and friends to eat low carb treats, I need to up the sweetener. Unfortunately, that usually makes the food inedible for me.
In my early days of low carb, I relied on a lot of sweet recipes. But, now that I’ve been away from sweets, I prefer savory food like these cheesy cauliflower breadsticks.
I’ve come to realize that it’s not just sugar that plays havoc in the body. It’s eating sweets in general which also includes treats made with alternative sweeteners.
I started reading about other hormones, like the hunger hormones ghrelin and leptin. Turns out that these hunger hormones likely get off balance when eating sweets.
I’ve noticed an increase in appetite after I eat low carb sweet foods. That’s why I’ve significantly cut back on the number of dessert type recipes recently.
To be honest, why would you need sweets, when you can satisfy hunger with savory foods like these cheesy cauliflower breadsticks? If you are having weight loss stalls or even weight gain, try eliminating sweets in your diet.
Although sweet recipes are pretty popular over holidays, I’ve noticed a lot of low carb community groups don’t want them. It’s likely because they really shouldn’t be eaten regularly.
If you are looking for more of a traditional breadstick, I’ve got a fat head style recipe here. That one is a copycat of the Little Caesars Crazy Bread.
Are you a fan of sneaking cauliflower and other keto vegetables into your food? If so, what’s your favorite recipe that makes the veggie nearly undetectable?
Cheesy Keto Cauliflower Bread Sticks
Using the same idea as cauliflower pizza crust, it's easy to make low carb cheesy breadsticks recipe instead. Simply leave out the pizza sauce!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, cauliflower bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Cool Time 3 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 102 kcal
Author Lisa | Low Carb Yum

  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower riced (about 3.75 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey jack cheese freshly grated (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley minced (for garnishing)
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  1. Remove the base or leaves and cut cauliflower into florets. Rice cauliflower by using a food processor. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, you can use a microwave or a toaster oven. Allow to cool.
  2. Pre-heat oven at 450F.
  3. Once riced cauliflower has cooled, place in a kitchen towel and strain the liquid. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  4. Season cauliflower with sage, oregano, thyme and mustard seed. Mix well.
  5. Season egg with ground black pepper. Pour beaten egg, 3 tablespoon cheese and combine with seasoned cauliflower. Allow for eggs to set at the buttom of the bowl and spoon the excess eggs out.
  6. In a greased baking sheet, spread cauliflower until about 1/4 inch thick, rectagular shape.
  7. For the heart-shaped Cauliflower “Bread” Sticks, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter. 1/2 cup of cauliflower mixture makes about 9 heart-shaped in different sizes. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Top with 1/2 cup cheese and bake in the oven for 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
  8. For the remaining 1 cup of cauliflower mixture formed into a rectagular shape, bake for about 10 to 15 minutes. Top with the remaining cheese and bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden in color.
  9. Cool for about 2 to 3 minutes and slice with a pizza cutter.
  10. Garnish with freshly minced parsley. Serve with marinara sauce or with a Creamy Cheese Sauce (see note).
Recipe Notes
Recipe makes about 9 hearts and 6 sticks.
Adjust herbs as desired.
Goes great served with a creamy cheese sauce

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Keto Cauliflower Bread Sticks
Amount Per Serving (47 g)
Calories 102Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.7g12%
Saturated Fat 4.4g22%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 135mg6%
Potassium 77mg2%
Total Carbohydrates 1.1g0%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 7.1g14%
Vitamin A5%
Vitamin C10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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