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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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7 Low Carb Lifestyle Tips for Summer

June 24, 2021

The summer forecast is looking sunny. You might have travel plans or are looking forward to barbecues with family and friends and outdoor dining on warm evenings. As you re-emerge into the world again, you will probably find delicious culinary temptations at every turn.  I’m not recommending a carb free-for-all, because cycling between high and

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Keto and Low Carb Recipes for Father’s Day 2021

June 17, 2021

If you’ve been working hard to transform your physique from sedentary “dad bod” to muscular and active, these Father’s Day keto and low carb recipes will go hand-in-hand with your low carb lifestyle. Start the day with these keto and low carb Father’s Day brunch recipes:  Peppery Breakfast Steaks over Wilted Spinach Elevate your standard

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What’s the Best “Milk” for Keto?

June 3, 2021

Whole, low fat or skim milk contain about 7 grams of Net Carbs per cup or more, which may not be compatible with your keto or low carb lifestyle. Fortunately, there are plenty of keto milk options available, from heavy cream to almond milk. Here are the Net Carb numbers on popular milks, including dairy-free

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The Scoop on Added Sugar

May 21, 2021

The average American eats 17 teaspoons of added sugar a day, and excess sugar consumption has been linked with health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.  The sugar that is naturally found in foods like fruits and vegetables has less of an impact on your blood sugar, and fruits and vegetables

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Managing Your Blood Pressure

May 13, 2021

May is National Blood Pressure Education Month, and obesity is a leading risk factor for high blood pressure. Left undetected or uncontrolled, high blood pressure may lead to health conditions such as heart attacks, heart failure or stroke and is also one of the risk factors for developing metabolic syndrome. Losing weight may be one

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