Archive for the ‘Weight loss’ Category

Q: How many veggies can I eat? Can I eat a salad with lunch or dinner too?

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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A: Thanks for the question. On my low carb diet plan, for the first week or two, I like to keep things super simple.  1 cup of veggies a couple times per day in the beginning.  I’m not worried about creating nutritional deficiencies in a week or so.  I just want to get into ketosis and […]

New Year Resolutions – Low Carb Style

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

The holidays are over.  The leftovers are long gone, and so are the holiday temptations – the candy, cookies and chocolate with any luck are all but a memory. Now is the time to make changes.  It’s never too late, or too early to set a goal and go for it. As of today you […]

Obesity rate is still growing

Friday, May 11th, 2012

In a recent study, it’s been estimated that over 40% of the country will be obese within the next 20 years.  And I just might start buying stocks of the companies who make the diabetes medicine, cholesterol and heart disease medicines.  That’s literally gonna be epidemic levels, if it’s not already.  Personally, I’d be surprised […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alleviating low back pain – more than just losing weight?

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Having had chronic low back pain since I was a teenager (ruptured disc and failed surgery when I was 17), I am no stranger to the woes that back pain causes.  Chronic pain is insidious.  It can literally wreak havoc in your life and be all consuming. If you are experiencing chronic pain, then that […]

The scale can be your friend

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

According to a study at the University of Minnesota, dieters who weighed themselves daily lost 2x as much weight as those who didn’t. Personally, I lost a lot of weight by eating low carb and weighing myself every day at the same time on a digital scale.  The scale measures 1/2 pound increments.  And because of […]

Easy low carb maintenance

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Much has been said about the downside of ‘dieting’.  One of the most common diet issues is that once you stop the diet, you’re likely to just pack back on the pounds.  Usually by returning to old eating habits.  And then many people actually add back on more weight than when they started. Admittedly, I like having a […]

5 Common Mistakes Made on a Low Carb Diet

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

I know many people who have told me that low carb doesn’t work for them.  And it’s possible that you might do everything correctly and after a month realize that low carb just isn’t for you. But I’ve also seen people make some very simple & common mistakes and are probably the reason why low carb really isn’t […]

Q: How can I tell if low carb is working?

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Question: I’m starting low carb today…How can I tell if low carb is working?  How soon will I lose weight? Answer: From what I’ve read and experienced personally, people are able to tell within the first week or two if low carb is working.  How so?  They feel it!  And they’ll probably notice some weight loss. Reducing carbs […]

Fat, lazy and unmotivated?

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Are fat people really just lazy and need to exercise more?  Is it really all about calories in vs. calories out?  Is it just a lack of motivation and that’s why people are so fat?  I’m sure that’s what some people think.  That just hasn’t been my own personal experience. Having been one of those ‘fat’ […]

The Low Carb Mind Set

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Having been fairly successful at losing weight eating low carb (like nothing else I have ever tried), there are some useful beliefs to have about a low carb diet.  These are the things that I keep in mind, a so called low carb mind-set: 1) Eat protein, fats and veggies with each meal.  I get carbohydrates from the vegetables I […]

Do I need to count calories while on a low carb diet?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

This is a great question.  And it’s actually a yes and no answer. In the beginning, I don’t think you have to count calories.  I don’t even worry about counting calories for the first month or two of eating low carb.  My goal is to focus on getting into ketosis first and foremost.  This puts […]

Q: Carbs in luncheon meat?

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Question: How many carbs in luncheon meat?  Johnsonville brats are 3 grams per link?  Is that too many?  How many is too many? Answer: Luncheon meat in general is safe to eat low carb-wise.  And unless you plan on eating 10 thick slices of luncheon meat, then there probably isn’t enough carbs in luncheon meat […]

Q: Want to lose weight before wedding?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Question via email: I want to lose 50 lbs before my wedding in the fall?  Is this possible?  How soon will I see results?  And any tips? Answer: Let’s say you were getting married about 5 months from now.  50 pounds is definitely possible.  Even at 10 pounds per month (2.5 lbs per week) which is […]

When carbs matter

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

As you can probably tell, I’m a huge fan of eating low carb, especially for weight loss.  Thanks to eating a low carb diet, I’ve managed to lose 76 pounds, which is a lot of weight.  And with all the diet stuff being sold and marketed every day, it’s something that people seem to really struggle […]

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 […]

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