Category: Low Carb Theory

Plateau-Ending Strategy – Week 1

As mentioned in a previous post, I have built what I think is a good strategy, unique to my metabolic needs, to manage my insulin resistance (IR).  The plan includes a very low-carb eating style (20 grams or less net carbs/day) plus a mixture of supplementation to control blood glucose levels, increase “good” lipid managing...

Jump-Starting My Metabolism

I’m insulin resistant.  I’m fairly carbohydrate intolerant, too.  More than 40 grams of carbohydrates per day seems to stymie weight loss.  More than 100 grams results in moderate gastric distress and the return of several irksome bodily conditions (if you’ve been there, you know what I mean).  More than 300 grams and I’ll be in...

The Blood Code: Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism

OK.  I have to admit it. I’m a closet listener to Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.  I try to focus on podcasts that involve scientific and fact-based discussions versus inspirational stories.  I know some of you out there venerate Mr. Moore for all he’s done for the low-carb community.  I know some of...

Is Temptation Really a Choice

I find it interesting that when we choose to eat something –good or bad – we’re experiencing a very individual and personal interaction with our conscience mind. We decide, all the time, what’s good and bad for us to eat. The honesty is in our hands – especially if no one will know what we...

5 Myths About Low-Carb Eating

Below are 5 common myths about low-carb eating that I find perpetuated around the internet: 1. Low-carb eating is a “fad” diet Low-carb eating generally gets a bad rap as a “fad” diet.  This is primarily because it eliminates what is believed to be an essential food group (grains and other foods that contain carbohydrates,...

Why I Don’t Count Calories Anymore

  One of the most liberating things about following a ketogenic eating style is the simplicity of keeping track of your intake.  No longer do I have to count points, calories or grams of fat at every meal.  I can put away the tracking sheets, tracking apps and calculators.  I know the foods that are...

Why I’m Sharing My Story

While I have a passion for understanding how our bodies use the food we consume for energy, I’m not a doctor or dietician.  I don’t have advanced medical or nutritional science degrees.  I don’t even have a personal trainer.  I can’t offer you much in the way of detailed analysis on the various nutritional and...