Carbohydrates

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Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

There are good and bad carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are one of three classes of food called macronutrients (the other two are fats and protein). The term “carbohydrate” is a big umbrella, including everything from table sugar to cauliflower. The basic unit of a carbohydrate is a monosaccharide or simple sugar (such as glucose or fructose), but Read More

Benefits of a Low Carb Lifestyle for Athletes

A low carb lifestyle contributes to your overall health and keeps your body in top physical shape. No one understands this better than professional athletes, which is why so many follow strict diets. Following a low carb diet for athletes can be beneficial for people of all physical levels looking to get in great shape. Read More

What Are Net Carbs?

What You Need to Know About Net Carbs When you follow the Atkins Diet, you actually count grams of Net Carbs, which represent the total carbohydrate content of the food minus the fiber content. The Net Carbs number reflects the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level and therefore are the only Read More

Low Carb Meals: Low Carb Comfort Food to Make This Fall

Fall is the perfect time of year for comfort food. As the weather gets cooler, most of us crave hearty meals that warm us up rather than the light salads and refreshing smoothies that are popular during the summer months. The only problem with fall comfort food? Oftentimes it’s loaded with bread, pasta, and potatoes Read More

4 Easy Cajun Recipe to Celebrate Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is all about excess, but it’s possible to celebrate while still staying in complete control of your low carb diet. Even if you’re not anywhere close to New Orleans, indulging in traditional Mardi Gras recipes is an easy way to get the full Mardi Gras experience. The following easy Cajun recipes will make Read More

Healthy After School Snacks for Kids & Parents

With the end of long, summer days and weekends away, kids are back in school. After arriving home, they may poke around the kitchen cabinets for a quick fix—one that could be unhealthy. You don’t have to sacrifice nutrition, provide everyone with delicious yet nutritious snack. Check out these healthy after school snacks that both Read More

Substitutions and Recipes for Starting a Low-Carb Diet

From gluten-free and liquid to paleo and flexitarian, everyone seems to be on a diet these days. If you’re considering a lifestyle change, which diet do you choose and how will you stay on track? In the longstanding battle between low-fat and low-carb diets, a recent study reveals low-carb diets are more effective for weight-loss. Read More

New Research Study Supports Low-Carb Over Low-Fat Diet for Weight Loss

It’s no question that the US has been facing an ongoing epidemic—obesity. The Food Research and Action Center reports that more than two-thirds of US adults are obese or overweight (Ogden et al., 2014). This month, Trust for America’s Health Organization disclosed that adult obesity rates have remained high nationwide and no state has experienced Read More

Low Carb Halloween Recipes & Recipe Ideas

Halloween is scary—especially when you’re on a low carb diet and surrounded by candy with nowhere to escape. Don’t turn into a sugar-crazed zombie; back away from the candy bowl. The low carb Halloween recipes below provide homemade, delicious alternatives to your typical sugar-loaded treats. If you simply must indulge in some store-bought treats, try Read More

5 Carbs to Avoid on a Low Carb Diet

That white bread has been sitting in your refrigerator untouched ever since you started your low carb diet. You’ve been strong and followed the list of foods to avoid to lose weight while on a low carb diet, but why keep the temptation around? Throwing away the simple carbs lying around your house will help keep Read More

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