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Hometown: NYC, NY
Motivation: Helping people find a way of eating with low carb that promotes robust health outcomes and sustainable weight loss and maintenance.
Favorite Atkins Friendly Food: Cashew Trail Mix Bar
Tips for Success: Read your labels. Watch out for hidden carbs; to calculate the grams of carbs that impact your blood sugar, subtract the number of grams of dietary fiber from the total number of carb grams. Also double-check serving sizes on labels; some foods and drinks are actually two or more servings, so you need to add in those extra carbs and calories.

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New Hope for the U.S. Dietary Guidelines

September 19, 2017

I’ve been quite outspoken about the fact that the current U.S. Dietary Guidelines (USDG) are misguided. Based on flawed and inconclusive research to cut the fat, while consuming 50% of daily caloric intake in carbs (without any clear guidance…Read More

Low-Carb Meals for Fall

September 14, 2017

Fall is just around the corner, which means the days start to get a little cooler (and shorter), and there’s a gradual shift from summer salads to savory soups and stews. Plus, with school in full swing, make-ahead meals…Read More

Is It Time to Shake a Little More Salt?

September 7, 2017

We’ve been told to avoid salt for decades, based on the recommendation of National Academy of Medicine, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture, who suggested limiting sodium intake to 2.3 grams a day (about 1 teaspoon), with…Read More

Moderate Dietary Fat Intake May Add Years to Your Life

August 31, 2017

A major new study published in The Lancet called The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, led by researchers at the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ont., has presented some compelling…Read More

4 Ways to Break Out of Your Low-Carb Rut

August 21, 2017

I’m a creature of habit, in that for the most part, I’ve succeeded in living a low-carb lifestyle for so long by sticking with a rotating menu of tried-and-true snacks and meals that I don’t have to…Read More

6 Ways to Succeed on Low-Carb

August 3, 2017

Your best chance of success at losing weight on low-carb  and living a low-carb lifestyle starts at the very beginning with these important tips: Set goals. These will help keep you focused during your weight-loss journey and beyond as…Read More

Are You A Carboholic? Going Cold Turkey May Be the Cure

July 25, 2017

Conventional thinking is that obesity is simply caused be eating too much. In fact, obesity may be caused by a difficulty in regulating insulin—it’s telling our fat cells to store fat and use carbohydrates as fuel. In…Read More

Atkins: Protein and Fat Come in Optimal (Not High) Amounts

July 19, 2017

I always like to emphasize that Atkins is not a high-protein diet but an optimal protein diet. On Atkins, we recommend you consume two to four 4- to 6-ounce servings of protein a day. While this is higher than what…Read More

Colette’s 5 Low-Carb Eating Tips for Summer

June 30, 2017

I love summer. The days are longer, and the sun shines brightly. It’s the season of barbecues, music festivals, picnics, parades, road trips and pool and beach time. Everything’s a little more relaxed, but that also makes it…Read More

Following a Low-Carb Diet? Be Assured Fat Is Your Friend.

June 21, 2017

Heart disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year. In a recent paper published by the American Heart Association (AHA), once again, the role of dietary fats in heart disease, specifically saturated fat, is…Read More

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