Archive for November, 2010

Pasta – a low carb perspective

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Sometimes it can be difficult to visualize or conceptualize just how many carbs something has in it.  For example, take something as innocent as pasta.  It’s something we’ve all eaten and according to professional tennis players, their food of choice. However, provided we aren’t a professional athlete spending hours and hours a day training, is […]

Low Carb Thanksgiving?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Ok, so for Thanksgiving in America, it’s actually easy for low carbers.  And honestly you have 2 options. Option 1) Turkey is zero carbs.   Knock yourself out.  And if you’re going to a dinner or lunch, then bring a side vegetable and maybe a salad with ranch dressing or I like a good creamy Parmesan […]

Exercise and weight loss

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

So it never ceases to amaze me that people are still talking about calories burned during exercise as a measure or prelude to weight loss. For example, a 20 minute walk will burn roughly 100 calories.  So you can eat that extra tablespoon of butter right? Well, according to ‘doctors’ at well established schools, they […]

Ketostix and low carb

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Ketostix are little test strips that you simply pass through the urine stream to see whether or not it changes color (mine are purple) and if so, then that’s an indicator that you’re excreting ketones.  And consequently are in the ‘ketosis’ – which is a goal of low carbers trying to lose weight.  Ketones are […]

Low Carb Beverages

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

With low carb, there are still drink choices out there and it depends on which way you want to go.  If you don’t mind artificial sweeteners, then you have a lot of options. But me personally, I just don’t like artificial sweeteners.  So that limits my choices a bit, but believe it or not, my […]

Carbs in common snack foods

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Most commercially made snack foods are essentially just empty calories.  The only real benefit is any emotional / sugarholic cravings that they might satisfy. But most are incredibly high in carbs.  And when you are making an effort to go low carb, these snacks just aren’t on the menu.  So let’s a take a quick […]

Low carb doesn’t mean no carb

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Right now I am keeping my total carbs below 20 – 25g per day.  That’s pretty low carb. I have been doing this for the last 3 months.   The reason being is that for now I want to maximize my weight loss and I have noticed that the lower carb I go, the more […]

Healthier low carb diet choices

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Low carb doesn’t have to be all about bacon and butter.  There are other so called ‘healthier’ choices.  It’s widely believed that the lower saturated fat content, the better off you’ll be.  But as with all things, I have seen studies that have shown that the low carb lifestyle saturated fat and all is actually […]

Worst burger? Best burger?

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

I saw an article today about the worst burger in America.  It was from a Men’s Health article and the author was talking about the Burger King NY Pizza burger.  Which had some crazy 2500 calories and 144 grams of fat.  However, BK also suggested that the serving size was for 6 people.  Even in my prime, […]

Is low carb more expensive or less expensive?

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

For me, low carb is WAY cheaper than how I used to eat.  I used to eat out alot and eat a lot of fast food and for a single person shopping at a grocery store, it costs me about $70 per week for my low carb lifestyle.  That’s pretty inexpensive to me.  And for […]

Which foods are low carb?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Believe it or not, there is actually a huge variety of low carb foods to choose from.  And then when you start combining the different options of low carb foods, then you’re not likely to get bored of it anytime soon.  For me,  I consider low carb to be less than 5 – 10g per […]

How to Lose Belly Fat

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Ah, belly fat.  I know it well.  At one point I had a 55 inch waist line.  That’s a lot of belly fat.  In fact that’s where I store most of my fat.  I had a big stomach.  I was shopping at big and tall shops.  I noticed my circulation wasn’t what it used to be. […]

Low carb vegetarian?

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Admittedly, the low carb lifestyle is much easier being an omnivore, choosing to eat animal protein, dairy, eggs, fish, and vegetables.  And I used to be a vegetarian (four years), back in my college days.  In fact I was even a vegan (no animal products) for about a year.  But I just felt horrible.  I […]

Welcome to the Low Carb Diet Works Blog

Friday, November 5th, 2010

In recent studies low carb has consistently been shown to be a highly effective form of weight loss.  It makes use of a totally natural body process called ketosis.  Which is basically eating in such a way as to have your body start using FAT as fuel instead of SUGAR.  And if you are over-fat, then […]

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