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Back to School 2021

September 14, 2021

School’s back in session, and hopefully the “new” normal looks a little like the old normal. Even if you are still working from home, you might be juggling those responsibilities with getting the kids out the door and to school, preferably with some breakfast in their tummies and a healthy lunch and snacks in hand. […]

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11 Tips for a Low Carb Labor Day Picnic

September 1, 2021

Labor Day is the perfect time for a picnic, whether it’s in your back yard, a local park or a delicious reward after a walk or hike. You can take advantage of dining al fresco before the weather turns cooler with these low carb Labor Day picnic recipes, which include appetizers, sides, main dishes, plus […]

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What Is Metabolic Health?

August 27, 2021

Metabolic health is defined as having ideal levels of blood sugar, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, blood pressure and waist circumference without using medications. These factors directly relate to your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. What’s scary? Only 12% of Americans are considered metabolically healthy.  A thin or normal weight person could also […]

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Should You Do a Fat Fast?

August 25, 2021

The Fat Fast is a short-term, low-calorie, high-fat program (1,000 calories/day and 80% fat) that you follow for three to five days to help jump start your metabolism and help with weight management. People usually use a Fat Fast as a method to break a plateau, after coming off a period of eating a lot […]

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Tips for Dealing with People Who Undermine Your Low Carb Lifestyle

August 25, 2021

I have a hard time thinking of low carb as a “diet” because I have been living the Atkins low carb lifestyle for more than 20 years. Over the years, I have discovered a few methods for overcoming the “naysayers” in my life.  If someone has ever given you a hard time for turning down […]

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Keto Friendly Summer Salads

July 29, 2021

Summer is the time for salads to shine, and salads work wonderfully as part of your keto friendly and low carb lifestyle. Your keto friendly summer salad can be the star of the show or serve as a fresh side dish, an easy weekday lunch or dinner, or a leisurely al fresco meal. You’ll want […]

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How to Start an Exercise Program

July 22, 2021

It’s never too early or too late to start an exercise program that complements your low carb lifestyle. Beyond just weight loss, regular exercise has a variety of health- and lifestyle-enhancing benefits. Exercise may: Help lower total cholesterol and improve the ratio between HDL (“good”) cholesterol and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol;  Help improve cardiovascular health;  Support […]

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What to Know About Plant Based Burgers.

July 14, 2021

You may be seeing your share of plant-based burgers, such as Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, at barbecues and gatherings this summer, and you’ll also find them on the menus at many restaurants.  But what is the beef on plant-based beef?  If you love the taste of a juicy burger but want to limit your […]

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Keto Friendly Crackers

July 9, 2021

Are you craving a crunchy and savory snack? While traditional chips and crackers are not considered keto friendly or low carb, these new keto friendly cracker recipes most certainly are. Whether you’re just grabbing a few keto-friendly crackers for a quick snack, pairing them with hummus, salsa, guacamole, or your favorite dip or showcasing them […]

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Keto Friendly Summer Drinks

July 1, 2021

While water is certainly a no-guilt essential part of your low carb lifestyle, sometimes you just might want to live it up a little on a hot summer day with a cool cocktail in hand.  First, start with this refresher course on what keto and low carb alcohol drinks to order if you’re out and […]

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