Looking for some awesome ketogenic ideas for your Fourth-of-July celebration? Well, look no further! Get dozens of low-carb ideas and recipes right here!
If you’re following a low-carb diet, you can still have a fantastic Fourth-of-July celebration, or even a great summer barbecue, without having to worry about kicking yourself out of ketosis.
Neither do you have to sit on the sidelines or deprive yourself of holiday goodies. And that includes Fourth of July picnics. Following the Atkins approach or any other ketogenic diet you like doesn't mean sacrifice.
You just have to do things a bit differently on Keto than you did before. Keep Reading »
Growing and caring for herbs is new for me, so I can't just create a beginner's guide that tells you everything you need to know about growing herbs – all at once.
Instead, I'm going to create a series of posts, as I learn about caring for these culinary delights.
Yesterday, I decided to cook a pot roast since they were on sale at Albertson's for 2.49 a pound. We like Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning and rosemary on our steaks, so I decided to do the same thing to the beef chuck roast.
Since I didn't quite know how to snip the rosemary off the herb growing outside, I had to do a little research on how to cut herbs for cooking; and I am so glad that I did.
I think that having fresh herbs to season our meat will be a wonderful addition to our gluten-free meals.
A few months ago we bought a house.
Our plan was to put in a few raised-beds for fresh vegetables this month.
Unfortunately, we recently discovered that we have no water in the backyard. The faucet in the extended portion where we want to put the garden has only a drizzle of water coming out, and the faucet up next to the house has no water at all. Keep Reading »
Are you willing to pay the consequences for an extended Atkins Induction?
There seems to be a lot of focus on the state of Nutritional Ketosis these days, with many people asking the same questions:
Am I in ketosis?
How many carbs does it take to get thrown out of ketosis?
What should I do if the Ketostix aren't showing that I'm in ketosis anymore?
I'm only eating 20 carbs, why am I not in ketosis?
Is it safe to stay in ketosis indefinitely?
And while some of these questions are certainly important -- like just how safe of a diet is the Atkins Diet long-term -- overall, it seems that the low-carb community is putting too much emphasis on the state of ketosis and not enough focus on the consequences for staying in Induction too long. Keep Reading »
Don't start low carb until after you read this in-depth beginner's guide for newbies.
Last Updated: February 21, 2019
Are you new to low-carb diets?
If you are, then you need to know that: all low-carb diets have several things in common. They only differ in the amount of carbohydrate allowed and implementation of the basics that all low-carb diets share.
To help you navigate the low-carb waters, and lose 8 to 10 lbs in the 1st 3 weeks, this in-depth guide for newbies will walk you week-by-week through the low-carb philosophy, benefits, and tasty food that is allowed.
This is an overview of what it means to go low carb and not a highly detailed individualized plan, but it is everything you need to know to help you get started on ditching those extra pounds right away.
Dr. Atkins Had Something Very Different to Say about Fat
Drop into any low-carb forum or egroup and you'll soon hear the Atkins Diet described as being a high-fat diet. But the truth of that description depends on who you ask, and who you want to believe.
Those who are entering the diet for the first time do find a great metabolic advantage, initially, while the body discovers and learns how to use an alternative metabolic pathway it hasn't used before.
In the process, it does exactly what Dr. Atkins claimed:
Sneaks calories out of the body through incompletely burned ketones, a by-product of the breakdown of triglyceride into fatty acids and glycerol in the liver. Keep Reading »