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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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Recipes for Low Carb Batch Cooking

January 12, 2022

Set yourself up for low carb success this year by batch cooking the components for multiple meals in advance, with a focus on recipes that use the same base ingredient. This means your weeknight meals are ready to go in minutes! These three recipes use Air Fryer Fried Eggplant, which then becomes the base for

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10 Reasons Why Atkins Can Work for You

January 6, 2022

Are you ready to start working on your health and wellness goals for 2022? Now more than ever, the last couple years have showed us that a well-rounded approach to wellness, including healthy eating, exercise, adequate sleep and stress reduction, will help strengthen your defenses against health challenges that may come your way. And healthy

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Low Carb New Year’s Eve Recipes for Good Luck

December 30, 2021

Traditionally, there are certain dishes eaten on New Year’s Eve that are supposed to give you a year of prosperity and good luck. I’ve shared a little bit of the history behind them, plus you’ll find low carb versions of these New Year’s Eve dishes to start your year off in the best way possible.

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Make the Most of Your Winter Workouts

December 16, 2021

As I’ve said before, regular exercise gives you a variety of proven benefits for your body, mind and overall health, and it is an excellent complement to your low carb lifestyle.  The winter weather may make you feel like you want to hibernate instead of hitting the gym or yoga mat, but here’s a roundup

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Encouraging Low Carb Update to the New Mayo Clinic Diet

December 13, 2021

The Mayo Clinic Diet has been around for 72 years and was developed by a medical team of weight loss experts at the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit academic medical center. It features Mayo-Clinic approved meal plans and recipes and virtual group video sessions with Mayo Clinic doctors as part of an all-new app and digital

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7 Tips for Reducing Holiday Stress

December 8, 2021

Most people experience some level of stress during the holidays. As soon as the holiday music and advertisements start (in October sometimes!), it feels like the race is on to deck the halls, buy the gifts, arrange family get-togethers, make travel plans, try not to bust through your holiday budget and more. During this hectic

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6 Low Carb Tips for “Thriving” Through the Holidays

December 6, 2021

Instead of trying to “survive” the holidays, lets focus on “thriving” through the holidays with these tips: Stick with your schedule. Whenever possible, try to be consistent with your low carb snacks and meals, aiming for three meals and two snacks a day. This should keep your appetite under control, even when faced with tempting

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How to Start a Gratitude Journal

November 23, 2021

This Thanksgiving, as you gather with a slightly bigger group of family or friends than last year, once dinner is done and your (low carb) dessert is served, it’s the perfect time to share what you’re thankful for. This little exercise in thankfulness might be worth practicing daily instead of just once a year. You

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Low Carb, Keto-Friendly Thanksgiving Side Dish and Soup Recipes

November 18, 2021

Non-starchy vegetables, which are naturally low in carbs and high in nutrients and fiber, are the flavor-packed star of the show for your low carb Thanksgiving sides and soups: Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts A warm tangy-sweet dressing made with sugar-free maple syrup and apple cider vinegar envelopes shaved Brussels sprouts, while Parmesan, pomegranate

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Low Carb Maple Recipe Roundup

November 11, 2021

While traditional maple syrup is not recommended for any stage of Atkins because it is technically almost pure sugar, these recipes use sugar-free maple-flavored syrup, which is a low carb sweetener that has great maple flavor and works well with any low carb recipe. You can indulge in these low carb maple recipes knowing they

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