Archive for January, 2011

But what about carbs?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Doesn’t your body need carbs?  Isn’t low carbohydrate unhealthy?  Do you just eat bacon and eggs? I hear this all the time.  And now, half a year later, I just laugh.  I don’t eat a no-carb diet.  Low carb doesn’t necessarily mean no-carb.  I get my carbs from vegetables. They actually have a fair amount […]

Xtreme low carb – Caveman style

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Having been eating low carb pretty seriously for the last 5+ months and now having lost 61 lbs in that time frame, I think it’s time to go even further.  This time I’m going extreme low carb.  I’m cutting out dairy.  And preservatives – definitely preservatives.  Except salt. I do think we need some salt, […]

Jack LaLanne made it 96 trips around the sun

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Health guru and icon Jack LaLanne died today.  He was 96 years young.  A pretty good role model for what to eat, I’d say. Boasting legendary strength, passion and endurance, Lalanne endorsed raw foods over processed foods. He was a big believer in keeping things fresh. In this video from a long time ago (he […]

Low carb science : Fact or fiction?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

There seems to be an issue about the exact science of low carb.  And after several decades of noticing conflicting studies related to just about everything concerning human beings in the scientific community, I am more interested in results than science and theory.  Because the science seems to constantly change and doesn’t seem to include […]

Recovering Sugar Junkies & Low Carb

Monday, January 17th, 2011

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely a recovering sugar junkie.  From early on just as a kid, it was sugar that I craved.  I remember as a kid walking a mile one way (in the snow uphill both ways) to the convenience store just to buy candy on a frequent basis.  I […]

A Low Carb Diet Plan

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I finally finished putting up an example of my first week of a low carb diet plan.  It’s a whole weeks worth of low carb recipes and snack suggestions. For the first week or two in particular, I keep the recipes very basic and simple to make.  And the entire goal of the first week […]

Fattest country in the world?

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

This video by ABC news shows that a little tiny island nation in the South Pacific is technically the fattest country in the world. With a population of around 10,000, the people of the Republic of Nauru have recently adopted a Western diet and are now more obese than ever.  95% of those folks are overweight and half of them […]

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