Being on a low carb diet is great. Being on a low carb diet while choosing wholesome, real food and avoiding low-carb processed junk is even better. A low carb diet is very different than calorie counting. On a low carb diet, you're (mostly) unconcerned with calories. Your main goal is to limit carbs. On a low calorie diet, in contrast, you're not too concerned with your food macros -
The problem with diabetes: it's sneaky. The results of hyperglycemia are devastating, but it often takes years for them to manifest themselves. My husband goes on weekly bike rides with his friends. After the ride, they always stop to have coffee in their favorite coffee shop. "So, what do people usually order?" I inquired one day. "I just order an espresso, sometimes macchiato," he
In a high carb world, the holidays present a unique challenge to those following a low carb diet. Here are a few survival tips. One of the biggest challenges on a low carb diet is facing the holidays. We live in a high carb world, and the holidays are prime example. For many of us, it starts in Halloween. We feel obligated to stash candy in the house "for the trick-or-treaters."
One of the best things about a low carb diet: it greatly reduces, and often eliminates, binge eating episodes. "I can't believe I just ate the entire cake." "I couldn't stop myself. Once I started eating the potato chips, it's like I was in a trance. I just HAD to finish off the whole family-size bag." Sounds familiar? I am sitting down to write this post right after finishing a
High carb fare is the norm these days, while a low carb diet is deemed "a fad" or "dangerous." I'm not sure how this happened, but if we want to heal as a nation, we must make a change. My husband and I like to play a game. Whenever he's at a convention, a conference or a business meeting, he sends me a snap (via Snapchat) of the refreshments available. In 9 cases out of 10, he can safely
When it comes to nutrition, It's time to establish a new normal - a normal of low carb, moderate protein and moderate-to-high fat. If you've been on a low carb diet for any length of time, I'm sure you realize by now that everyone thinks you're weird and that your low carb diet is a fad. Sometimes I wonder how it came to be - how did we get ourselves to a place where an insane amount of
Is there such a thing as too low carb on a low carb diet? Do we need a certain amount of carbs for optimal health, or can we go as low as we want to - even eating no carbs at all? My personal experience I've experimented quite a bit with different levels of a low carb diet over the past five years. Obviously, I'm sharing my own personal experience here, which is purely anecdotal. But while not