Archive for March, 2011

Spirulina – an ideal supplement for low carb diets?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Spirulina, a blue-green algae, has a long historical track record of use by us humans.  Dating back hundreds and hundreds of years.  The Aztecs used to harvest it from their local lake in the form of cakes to supplement their meals. It seems to have come and gone in and out of style over the years, but the more […]

3 Reasons why I prefer Low Carb

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

1) Structured eating For me, having a defined structured approach to eating is extremely helpful.  Knowing that all I have to do is to eat veggies, protein and fat is very clear and easy to understand and easy to follow.  One of the other reasons why low carb eating is so easy for me is because […]

New Dukan diet vs. Low Carb

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Look out America, the Dukan diet is coming.  Developed by a French physician, Dr. Pierre Dukan, and reportedly linked to celebrities and future British royalty, the core of it seems to be essentially just another low carb version.  Only more restrictive.  Yes, more restrictive. The first phase is low fat protein (turkey, skinless chicken, fish, beef, etc.) […]

Fast food lunch vs. Low Carb lunch

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Let’s take a look at a common fast food lunch vs. a low carb lunch. In this case, we’re going to compare a McDonald’s Big Mac, medium fries and medium drink for the fast food meal. For the low carb meal, exactly what I’m eating today for lunch, it’s an 8 oz. steak and 2 […]

Comparing a fast food breakfast to a low carb breakfast

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Ok, so obviously, I do have some bias here towards low carb, but let’s just take a look at some of the numbers. For this breakfast, I’m comparing 2 meals I’ve eaten on numerous occasions.  And in this case, it’s a Chik-fil-a Chicken, Egg & Cheese on a Multigrain Bagel with hash browns and orange […]

Asparagus helps prevent hangover?

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Even on low carb, you can drink alcohol, it might slow down your weight loss, but you can still drink it.  For example, a 5 oz. glass of red wine only has about 4g of carbs.  If for some reason you ended up drinking the whole bottle, then you’d be consuming about 5 glasses of […]

I want to believe

Monday, March 7th, 2011

I was watching the first episode of the X-Files and in Fox’s office he had a poster of “I want to believe” with a picture of a UFO on it.  Classic image.  Please someone help me be a believer.  Haha. I laugh because I want to believe that eating a higher carb diet based on […]

Identifying a key eating trigger

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

A trigger is something that can cause you to stray from your intended diet plan. A very common trigger is stress / emotional eating. Some of us have even learned to turn to food when feeling depressed or anxious. The stereotypical trigger is eating chocolate or sweets for getting through a break-up. But I think […]

Dealing with back pain – Part 2

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

After 2 decades of experiencing chronic back pain, it really gets old after a while.  Desperation sets in and you start trying all sorts of things you wouldn’t ordinarily even consider.  Some of them have been helpful, some of them not so much.  I even became a massage therapist and started working with other people […]

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