Category: Low Carb

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...

Why You Should Listen to Me

If you’re wondering why you should be listening to me, let me be the first to tell you that you shouldn’t  I never intended this blog as an “advice column” and nothing here should be construed as expert advice. I don’t hold advance degrees in science, medicine, exercise or nutrition.  I don’t host podcasts with evangelists...

It’s About Time

TIME  magazine publishes a great video on the greatest dietary experiment on America.  It calls the experiment a “failure”.  The video was based on the data from the new meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Are we finally seeing research that will provide more truthful insight into the causes of obesity and diabetes? Are we finally...

Carb-Loading Tailspin

I didn’t get the idea of carb-loading on my own. It came from my doctor (the same one who recommended I move to a LC/HF eating style). I’d shared with him that I’d recently hit a plateau with my weight loss and was feeling frustrated. He mentioned that being in a very low-carb state for...

Low-Carb Energy Crisis

I recently posted a blog refuting the facts stated in an article on The Huffington Post by Sarah Klein, Senior Editor, Health & Fitness and a Certified Personal Trainer, titled the “5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Carbs”. However, I felt I needed to better address Klein’s assertion that “When physically active people don’t...

5 Signs of the Low-Carb Apocalypse

An article on The Huffington Post by Sarah Klein, Senior Editor, Health & Fitness and a Certified Personal Trainer, recently touted the “5 Signs You Should Be Eating More Carbs”. Okay, admittedly, if you’re relying on HuffPost to provide your primary health guidance you’re already in a heap of trouble.  However, this article borders on...

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...

Checking Out of The Carb-Sane Asylum

I’m the first one to raise an eyebrow when something’s too good to be true.  In fact, I’ve managed to avoid most common weight loss and exercise scams out there despite my desperation for a ‘quick fix’ to my health and weight issues.  And while I extol the virtues of low-carb living based on my...

Low-carb Eating In The News

I’m always looking for mainstream news articles about low-carb eating because I believe the only way our society will move away from the message that carbohydrates are necessary or good for us will be when the mainstream media begins bombarding us with information to the contrary. This week, two articles caught my attention.  The first...