Basics - Low Carb Problem Solving
Allergies and Sensitivities
The reason most low carb diets have you on strict veggies and meat for the first two weeks is to try to eliminate any potential sensitivities and allergies from your diet.
Cheating on the Atkins Diet
You´ve adapted to the low carb diet and are enjoying the fresh veggies and fish that make up your diet. But one night you´re at a friend´s and are served chicken pot pie and mashed potatoes. What will happen to your diet?
Dealing With a Weight Loss Plateau
You´re on a diet, and things are rolling along smoothly. And then you stop losing weight for a week or two. This is quite normal, and nothing to worry about!
Emergency Weight Loss Tips
You've got a vacation coming up. Or maybe a wedding or a formal event. For some reason you have a limited amount of time to lose weight and a strong desire to fit into that dress or swimsuit. Here are tips to help you reach that goal!
Food is Not Love
Many of us fall into the emotional eating trap. We feel lonely and sad, so we turn to food to provide us with "instant love". It is critical that we understand that food is NOT love, that its temporary relief causes long term problems.
Getting Bored with Low Carb
If you find yourself getting bored with low carb, it's not the diet - it's your recipe book! There are literally *thousands* of low carb recipes. You could eat a new dish every day for years.
Handling an Unsupportive Person
When you're working to eat a healthy diet, it can be difficult enough to resist your own internal temptations. How do you handle a friend or relative who actively pushes you to eat unhealthy foods?
Handling Late Night Cravings
It's after dinner and you are thinking about going to bed soon. Then, all of a sudden, you are hit by a craving. How do you handle those late night food cravings?
How to Wean Yourself Off Soda
We all know that soda is full of chemicals and - if you're drinking the sugar variety - loads of liquid calories. How do you wean yourself off of soda and onto more healthy drink options?
Lose Five Pounds From Diet Cheating
Many people overindulge during holidays like Easter. It´s hard to refuse when people are pushing chocolate and candy on you. How do you lose that weight and get back on track?
Low Carb and Bad Breath / Halitosis
Low Carb diets cause you to burn fat. A byproduct of fat burning is ketones - and ketones can cause bad breath. It´s a normal, natural side product of ANY successful weight-loss diet.
Low Carb and Lactose Intolerant
Most adults are lactose intolerant - unable to drink milk because of allergies. How does a low carb diet work while avoiding milk and dairy products?
Low Carb Winter Emergency Planning
If you're a low carber, it's important to keep your health in mind as you plan for winter emergencies. That way you can keep your stress levels low and your health maintained despite the weather!
Metabolism, Diet and Getting Older
As you get older, the way your body reacts to food intake changes. It's important to understand this if you are attempting a low carb diet or any diet.
Repeat Yo-yo Low Carb Dieters
Many people have to try a diet several times before they get the hang of it. When you are doing a low carb diet for the second time, be aware of these issues.
Stores Stocking Low Carb Items
Stores will stock what people will buy. If your store suddenly stops stocking your favorite low carb item - or doesn't have it in the first place - here are some options.
Stress and Weight Loss
Our bodies are genetically trained to hold onto weight when under stress. In order to lose weight, you also have to remove that stress, so your body releases the fat.
Weekly Low Carb Chat
If you're interested in following a low carb diet - or are just curious what it is all about - swing by our weekly low carb chat.
Weight Loss, Hair Loss and Low Carb
In ANY weight loss program that you follow, hair loss often occurs at the same time. This is a natural result and the hair will grow back in once you reach your target weight. Often the hair is even thicker than before!
What Not To Eat
Many people who start a new diet want a simple list of Foods Not To Eat. Low carb really doesn't work that way. We try to get you to eat a balanced diet at each meal, based on your activity levels and nutritional needs.
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