Archive for April, 2011

How many carbs in a tomato?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Are tomatoes on the low carb diet woks plan?  Absolutely.  Even though they are technically considered a fruit, tomatoes are a-ok to eat on a low carb diet. One large tomato has about 5 grams of net carbs.  So you could easily add half a tomato to any meal/serving.  One tomato slice only adds about 1 […]

What a pickle!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I guess I’ve been used to American pickles, which the everyday grocery store variety has artificial colors and preservatives.  Not something I really want to be eating all that often. So I saw this German barrel pickle sitting on the shelf from a company called GUNDELSHEIM and they were even on sale at my local […]

Easy Low Carb Diet Guide

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Just made a sample Low Carb Diet Guide which can be found online here.  It’s the exact same plan I have used to lose 74 pounds in the last 7 months.  So clearly low carb works, hence the name of the site. For some people, it’s kind of confusing knowing what to eat and what […]

Is Yerba Mate low carb?

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Yerba mate is an herbal tea from South America.  It’s from a holly bush that grows in and around the Amazon and is harvested and roasted / smoked to give it it’s flavor.  Traditionally, it’s considered a social drink in many South American countries and is consumed by many instead of coffee. Yerba Mate is […]

Is the Paleo diet low carb?

Monday, April 25th, 2011

There are many similarities between a low carb diet and a Paleolithic (Paleo) diet.  And generally speaking, a Paleo diet is also going to be low carb.  But there are some differences worth noting as well. The Paleo approach, like a low carb approach, involves eating protein, fats and vegetables.  The primary difference is that […]

Fell off the low carb wagon?

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

For the last several days, I’ve really struggled to stay in ketosis for some reason.  The final straw was a delicious lamb stew some friends had given me.  It was very tasty, and I should have known by the sweet taste that it was pretty high carb.  I tried to just eat the lamb, but it was […]

Simple Chicken and Veggies

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Eating low carb doesn’t have to be hard.  Nor does it need to involve complicated recipes.  Some of the best food I’ve eaten is very simple and easy to make.  And it tastes good.  For example: Chicken with California Veggies 3 – 4 Chicken Breasts 1 Package of Frozen California Veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) Spices (Salt, […]

Weight loss plateau

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I’ve been on this weight loss plateau for the last 10 days where I haven’t lost or gained ANY weight.  I’m down 73 lbs since last August and pretty much haven’t lost any weight or inches in well over a week.  I’d like to lose another 37 lbs, but I’d settle for 17 more lbs […]

You want fries with your chemicals?

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Last fall, Wendy’s fast food chain did a make-over on their french fries.  A much needed makeover.  The result?  Natural cut fries!  And they are well liked by the masses in taste tests and even come with sea salt. Now at first glance, you might even think that the fries were ‘natural’.  And apparently, the […]

Omega 3’s & Krill Oil – A better than fish oil?

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Krill are tiny little shrimp like critters found in oceans throughout the world.  They are eaten in large quantities by whales, seals, penguins and other fish.  And their nutritional makeup has been suggested by many doctors as a healthy addition to the diet. Over the last several years, Krill has been making it’s way onto […]

Coffee and low carb

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Ordinarily, I don’t drink coffee on a daily or even a weekly basis.  Mostly because it’s TOO stimulating.   I had a cup of coffee just the other day which I likened to a freight train running through a meditation garden. But for many Americans, coffee is synonymous with simply ‘waking up’.  Phrases like “Don’t talk […]

Hardees Turkey Burger

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

I don’t know if you’ve seen the new Hardees® commercial for their turkey burger sandwich, but it’s Miss Turkey in a bikini eating a turkey sandwich while walking next to a swimming pool.  Being a male, I certainly don’t mind the commercial or at least watching Miss Turkey. So what’s the carb count on this […]

Grapefruit, oranges, and citrus on low carb

Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Grapefruit, oranges, lemons

A medium sized grapefruit has about 18.5g of carbs.  For most low carbers, this is on the verboten list and avoided until the maintenance phase is reached.  But out of those 18.5g of carbs, you have 2.7 grams of fiber.  That makes the net carbs of a whole grapefruit about 16g of carbs. Still too […]

Low Carb & Coupons

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

There is a lot of hype about coupons in the media lately.  And with good timing too.  Gas prices are getting crazy high, even though the oil companies are making record profits and being given government ‘tax’ breaks.  Sadly true.  That might explain the coupon craze going on now. So what about us mere mortal humans looking to […]

My favorite low carb snack

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’ve been back in ketosis for a couple weeks now and am feeling g-o-o-d.  The clarity has returned and my weight loss has resumed.  During those couple weeks of restarting low carb after my last planned break, I like to make sure I have lots of low carb snacks around. The snacks I like are […]

Budwig Diet and low carb

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

In the last 3 weeks alone, I’ve had 3 different friends be diagnosed with incurable cancer.  Last year one of my closer friends died of cancer within 6 months of diagnosis. She was 52.  My best friends sister died at the age of 57 last year as well. Of the 3 most recently, one guy was […]

Why I Eat Low Carb

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

My motivation for eating low carb was primarily to lose weight.  So I can check that one off the list – I’ve lost nearly 70 lbs now since last August, I know that it works for my body for weight loss. What I didn’t expect was the mental clarity that comes with eating low carb.  The other […]

Carrots and low carb

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

For some reason, not exactly sure why, carrots have gotten a really bad rap in the low carb world.  And I just can’t figure it out.  Everybody says it’s because of the sugar content of carrots?  So let’s take a look at that a little more carefully. One whole medium sized carrot has 5.8 grams […]

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