Archive for February, 2011

Dealing with back pain – Part 1

Monday, February 28th, 2011

It’s been estimated that 80% of Americans will experience back pain of some sort in their lifetime.  Sadly, it’s a multi-billion dollar per year industry with people desperately buying anything ranging from pain killers to anti-inflammatories to chiropractic to all sorts of gadgets.  And trust me, I’ve tried most, if not all of them by […]

Sweet tea anyone?

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Shockingly, I just saw how many carbs were in Hardees® sweet tea (according to their own website). And they aren’t messing around when they say ‘sweet’. There are 99g of carbs in one sweet tea (97g of that pure sugar). To give you an idea of just how much sugar that is, one teaspoon (a […]

Adding more carbs

Friday, February 25th, 2011

My weight loss phase has been to eat under 30 grams of carbs per day.  I go for 8 – 10 weeks at a time, then take a week off and eat whatever I want to, then resume the low carb plan.  I’ve lost about 70 lbs in the last 6 months eating this way.  […]

Making your own mayonnaise

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

I ran out of mayo while making my mo’ betta tuna salad.  But luckily I had all the ingredients to make my own mayonnaise and it’s really easy to do.  All you need is an egg yolk, white wine vinegar, mustard, salt, a squeeze of lemon juice and grape seed oil. I could make a video but […]

Dairy Free Low Carb aka “The Paleo Diet”

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Up until just a few hours ago, I didn’t really know what was meant by “The Paleo Diet”.  I’ve been happily and successfully doing my own low carb diet for the last 6 months and am down almost 70 lbs at this point.  Not to mention 5%+ less body fat and 9+ inches off my […]

You think eating low carb is hard?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Try eating low carb with NO dairy. That pretty much just leaves meat and veggies, which is my current diet.  Sadly, I had to give up eating dairy.  As it turns out from a lot of self-testing different foods, it turns out dairy was a major pro-inflammatory for my body. The real challenge is that […]

Nuts to nuts

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

I bought some almonds from Trader Joes (dry roasted and salted) and they are literally like crack to me.  Not that I have ever tried crack, but they seem to be highly addictive to my low carb diet.  So much so, I don’t think I’ll be buying them again anytime soon. They seem to be […]

Finally, a nice day for grillin

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Having been a blistery cold and unusually snowy winter here in Virginia Beach, today was a very refreshing and beautiful sunny 60 degrees.  So I fired up the gas grill and cooked up some low carb grub.  Or in this case, some chicken burgers, some grilled burgers and a t-bone steak.  All just for me.  […]

Why “No Pain, No Gain” is totally wrong for weight loss

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

I was watching this TV program, I can’t remember the name, but it was something like “I used to be fat” which caught my attention.  I hadn’t seen it before and normally don’t watch shows like that.  Mostly because the philosophy and approach the ‘trainer’ takes with these folks is crazy.  Personally I think ‘advisers’ […]

If I only needed to lose 20 pounds…

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Would I still choose to eat low carb if I only had 20 lbs to lose?  The answer is yes.  It would be slightly different than the ultra low carb I am eating now, but I would still reduce my carb intake for only 20 lbs.  And that’s my plan. Right now, my optimal goal […]

The real key to success on a low carb diet

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Having now lost 64 lbs in the last several months eating low carb, I’ve learned quite a bit about what it takes to succeed eating low carb.  But there is one thing that seems to be the most helpful and that is….proper PLANNING. I break down low carb planning into 3 sections. 1) Knowing what […]

5 Low Carb Superbowl Recipes – Perfect for Snacking

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

One of the most watched sporting events on the planet where even the commercials are one of the highlights of the game.  The usual Superbowl snack favorites generally include potato chips, soft drinks, pizza, beer, nachos, etc.  But if you or your party guests are trying to eat low carb, then the choices might be slim picking.  Here’s a handful of simple […]

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