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Dining Out, Korean Style

Korea is at a geographical crossroads, so its cuisine is a blend of Mongolian, Japanese and Chinese elements, meaning a host of delicious dishes, many of them ideal for carb-conscious diners. Korea also has a long coastline, so fish, crab, shrimp, clams, oyster and squid all make up a large part of the typical diet. Read More

Dining Out, Japanese Style

Whether or not you’re watching your carbs, there’s one problem with Japanese food. When properly prepared, it’s almost too beautiful to eat! Of course, its artfully matched flavors and textures make it too delicious not to eat. Japanese food does have a major drawback for Atkins followers. As with every other Asian cuisine, rice is Read More

Dining Out, Italian Style

For anyone counting his or her carbs, it comes as good news that Italian food is a lot more than pizza and pasta with red sauce. Italy has a rich and varied culinary heritage that goes far beyond the Southern Italian food we’re generally become used to. A Collection of Varied Cuisines Northern Italian food Read More

Dining Out, Indian Style

India has at least seven regional cuisines, in part because it was a crossroads for trade between the Far East and Europe. The variety in Indian food is almost limitless. For example, cooks in Northern India usually grind spices before adding them to a dish, and you’ll find many dishes that rely on wheat, basmati Read More

Dining Out, Greek Style

You’d have to look long and hard to find a cuisine with more fresh, healthy ingredients than Greek food, which offers numerous dishes deliciously suitable for Atkins followers. Olives, olive oil, lemons, eggplant, zucchini, spinach, fennel, grape leaves, yogurt, garlic, mint, dill, rosemary and tahini (ground sesame seeds) play starring roles in this tasty cuisine. Read More

Dining Out, French Style

For centuries Europeans have considered French chefs to be the most talented in the world, so it’s no wonder French food has always been viewed with reverence in this country. Now you have another reason to try French food: if you choose carefully and make a few modifications, there are plenty of Atkins-friendly dishes. As Read More

Keto Friendly & Low Carb Chinese Food Options

Rice is a staple of all Chinese cuisines, and while there are exceptions, most Chinese dishes use meat as an addition rather than the main ingredient. In many dishes, minimally cooked fresh vegetables form the bulk of the preparation, with various sauces. A huge country with great geographical diversity, China is blessed with multiple regional Read More

How To Do Atkins Right: 10 Mistakes to Avoid

Everyone makes mistakes, but you can learn from ours and save yourself some time and heartache! Here’s how to do Atkins right and avoid making some all-too-common errors: Mistake #1: Counting Total Carbs, not Net Carbs. On Atkins, you need to count Net Carbs, which are the grams of total carbs minus grams of fiber, Read More

The Saturated Fat Paradox

Even Atkins advocates who totally get it that the fear of fat is unfounded on a low-carb diet might still have some concerns about eating saturated fat. As a reminder, saturated fat is any fat that remains solid at room temperature, including butter and most animal fats, as well as coconut and palm oil. After Read More

Trans Fats Heat Up

The trans fat brouhaha has been hot news, even if it’s about an old hat. Researchers at Harvard and elsewhere have made it plain that trans fatty acids have been a health risk since the 1930s, when the swift expansion of margarine consumption put trans fat firmly on the breakfast table. Little guessing the harm Read More

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