Archive for April, 2015

Swiss Chard – A tasty dark green leafy vegetable

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

In a quest to add more dark leafy vegetables to my diet (ideally several times per week), I cooked down some swiss chard this evening. Swiss chard is pretty amazing stuff.  According to the science, it has blood sugar regulating abilities, is anti-inflammatory, and good for bone health.  It’s chock-full of antioxidants. Swiss chard is extremely high […]

What’s your diet choice?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Obviously I prefer eating low carb.  I’ve found, for me, it’s easily the best option I have tried.  But I don’t agree it’s ideal for everyone.  I don’t think there is a one size fits all. What you eat is up to you.  You have to figure out what’s right for your body.  If you are a vegan […]

Carbohydrate Intolerance

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

I loved how Jeff Volek, PhD, awesome low carb researcher, framed the idea of “Carbohydrate Intolerance”. To paraphrase, he said “Some people are lactose intolerant, some people are gluten intolerant, and by the same token, some people are carbohydrate intolerant.”.  Their bodies, for whatever reason, just can’t handle a bunch of carbohydrates. So how would one know […]

How much Protein do we need on a Low Carb Diet?

Friday, April 17th, 2015
Grilling meat

This is an important issue.  How much protein do we need?  How much protein do we need on a low carb / ketogenic diet? When I first started eating low carb, about 5 years ago, I didn’t understand the ratios as well as I think I do now.  So my diet has changed a little bit […]

Keto Flu? What the heck?

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

I was reading some comments about Perlmutters book “Grain Brain” and the section he had on ketosis on his website.  Ketosis is also known as nutritional ketosis or dietary ketosis.  And it is entirely different than ketoacidosis, which is totally not good. David Perlmutter, MD, is a neurologist who advocates a ketogenic diet for brain […]

What’s in your Salt? The need for more?

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

For me, I’ve noticed that when eating a low carb/ketogenic diet, my need for salt increases.  Ironically my old diet habits included dining out a lot (restaurants, fast food, take out, etc.) and those things are super high in salt.  Not to mention the wrong kind of fat.  And way too many carbs.  Combined those things are a good […]

Coconut flour – Definitely NOT my favorite

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

A few days ago, I posted “Why I like eating a ketogeic diet“.  And then listed 9 reasons why. But now I have to add my No. 10 reason for why I eat a simple ketogenic diet (protein, veggies & fat)? No more stomach aches!! For example, I just tried coconut flour for the first time.  Made […]

Low Carb Easter Brunch

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Stopped by my local neighborhood friendly organic farm and picked up some fresh eggs yesterday.  And I made some Easter brunch this morning, low-carb style. Now, even if Easter isn’t your cup of tea, it can colloquially also be thought of as a celebration of Spring and all that comes with it in the Northern Hemisphere […]

Why I eat a ketogenic diet

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

There are several key reasons why I eat a ketogenic diet.  And have been eating one on/off over the last 5 years. For me, here’s why I eat ketogenic: 1) I FEEL BETTER – Having struggled with chronic pain for the last 30 years of my life, due to back problems and post-laminectomy syndrome starting when I was […]

Daily Low Carb Meal Review

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

From time to time, I’ll post a day’s worth of my actual low carb diet.  Just to get an idea of calories, and percentages.  And maybe gain some insight and make improvements. Breakfast 3 Organic Eggs = 18g protein, 1g carbs, 13g fat 2 Preservative free Sausage Patties = 8g protein, 0g carbs, 12g fat 1 Tblsp […]

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