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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: Peanut Butter Granola 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.

Breaking News: Butter Isn’t So Bad

July 7, 2016

A new study by Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian in the journal PLoS One found no link between eating butter and heart disease. The study analyzed nine papers that included over 600,000 people, and concluded that butter did not contribute to a higher risk of heart disease and may even be a little helpful in preventing Type-2 diabetes.Several media outlets have covered the study, seen here, which adds to a growing body of research showing that the low-fat diet trend was misguided.

Once again, this study adds to the growing body of research that demonstrates you don’t need to avoid butter because it contains saturated fat. Granted, this does not mean it’s time for a butter free-for-all. A little butter goes a long way, but adds delicious flavor and satisfies you. Fill your plate with fresh vegetables and protein like poultry, steak or fish, while enjoying up to three tablespoons a day of healthy fats like butter, olive oil, or mayonnaise. Check out the following low-carb recipes, which feature butter as a flavorful component.

Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes dipped in lemon butter are a delicious and naturally low-carb start to any meal.

Beef Fillet with Bacon and Gorgonzola Butter

Serve grilled veggies or a side salad with this rich and decadent main course.

Herb Butter Blend

Drizzle this on vegetables, fish or meat.

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