Archive for January, 2012

How to tell if you are in ketosis?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Q:  How can you tell when you are in ketosis? A: The easiest way to tell if you are actually in ‘ketosis’ is by using KetoStix.  A little test strip that you place in your urine stream which looks for the presence of ketone bodies.  The strip will turn purple if it detects any.  You […]

What to drink on Low Carb?

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Q: I drink coffee with splenda and water with lemon?  Is this ok? A: When doing low carb, I don’t drink coffee usually.  I drink water and unsweetened tea (black or green or herbal).  And I do add a slice of lemon or lime to water.  Or even 2 slices 🙂 But the issue really […]

Upgrading to Primal / Paleo / Modern Caveman = Low Carb Positive!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

For the last 3 weeks I have been in ‘ketosis’ and dropped another 15 pounds.  I’ve been eating less than 30 grams of NET carbs per day.  And clearly it works for weight loss. So I’m feeling pretty good these days and I’m headed in the right direction.  What’s the next step?  Adding a bit […]

Diet trumps exercise for weight loss

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

For my body, my diet and what I eat is far more effective for weight loss than exercise alone. Last summer, I had reached a good weight for me.  I was in good shape.  And so I took a break and was totally off my low carb diet towards the end of last year (4 months) but I […]

Saturated fat and low carb?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Q:  Low carb seems to be high in saturated fat.  Should I be eating leaner meats instead? A: Saturated fat in the low carb community is not a 4 letter word.  There have been studies lately showing that saturated fat does NOT cause an increase in strokes or heart attacks as has been speculated.  Saturated fat has […]

A New Year’s Diet Resolution 2012

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Obviously I am biased towards low carb. Why?  Cause I lost a lot of weight eating low carb.  I even managed to keep a large potion of the weight off consistently, even when not following my low carb plan. But my mantra has always been ‘Low Carb’ doesn’t mean ‘No Carb’.  Over the years I have […]

Swedish Doctor talking about Low Carb – Great Video

Friday, January 6th, 2012

One of the best videos I have seen about low carb, obesity and the effects.

Carbs or calories? Again?

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Today I was reading all the different articles written by people attacking low carb and saying it’s really about just counting calories. And yes, calories, in a vacuum, do count.  But there is a significant difference between how your body handles the various foods containing those calories.  100 calories in the form of sugar is […]

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