5 Easy Low Carb Meals – Ideas for the Uninspired

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Some days, regardless of being in ketosis or not, you may find yourself NOT wanting to cook ANYTHING!  Especially anything elaborate.  But you know you still need to eat something, cause you’re hungry. Here are 5 ‘Go To’ low carb meals that are quick and easy: 1) Pre-packaged Chef’s Salads – this is my number one Go […]

Fasting as a way to kick-start ketosis

This is tough one.  I’m totally on the fence about this. I’ve tried fasting.  The longest I’ve tried has been about 3 days of just drinking water (preferably spring water with minerals).  No food.  No drinks.  No supplements.  No green juice.  Just water. It typically takes a couple days to deplete glycogen stores in the body if […]

How many colors are on your plate?

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It’s all too easy to get into a rut eating low carb and especially a ketogenic low carb diet.  Shades of brown can dominate the color chart for food on your plate. So what I’ve been doing lately is mixing it up.  And visually noticing and consciously choosing to eat more colorful food.  Different types of […]

How your doctor should be helping you

In an ideal world, I would find a doctor who understands ketogenic diets.  Or at least basic nutrition.  Perhaps a functional medicine doctor.  To the best of my knowledge there are none of these in my local area.  They seem to be a rare breed. Most medical doctors (and a few chiropractors) I’ve been to have […]

How to shop at the grocery store for low carb foods

I saw some of Jimmy Moores twitter tweets about different processed foods and their ‘ingredients’.  He was posting pictures on Instagram.  And the first thought I had was “You’re in the wrong aisle, Jimmy!”.  Haha.  Of course, he knows that, and he’s doing it to point out food labels. But there is value in staying […]

Swiss Chard – A tasty dark green leafy vegetable

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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?

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

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?

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?

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?

Real-Salt

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

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

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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

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

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 […]

Not all butters are created equally

Anchor Butter

Obviously, I am a fan of butter.  And being butter, it has zero carbs.  Woohoo! But I ran into a small problem. Most of the butters I have tried have caused me some mucous, mostly in the back of my throat.  It’s not a huge deal, but it’s noticeable. So the longer I ate low […]

My new favorite low carb beverage?

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Water is my usual choice for low carb.  Zero carbs. Tea would be my second choice.  Also zero carbs, provided it’s unsweetened. So expanding on my chai post from a few posts ago, I came up with a new option. It’s not exactly tea per se, because tea comes from the camellia sinensis plant (all […]

Sleep well

I went completely off low carb for a while.  Which I do from time to time. And guess what?  It’s okay for a few days.  I feel ok. But if I do it for too long, then I get a long list of familiar side effects like: Weight Gain Brain Fog Fatigue Inflammation Increased Chronic […]


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