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Your Gut Bacteria Affects Your Brain Function, Study Confirms

The bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms that comprise your body’s microflora actually outnumber your body’s cells 10 to 1, and it’s now becoming increasingly clear that these tiny organisms play a MAJOR role in your health—both physical and mental. The secret to improving your mood and brain health is in your gut, as unhealthy gut flora can impact your mental health, potentially leading to issues like anxiety, depression, autism and more. …. READ MORE ON MERCOLA.COM

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The most useful low-carb book I've read

What’s the most useful low-carb book you’ve ever read? For me, it is one that I read and reviewed way back in 2000. While I must give credit to Dr. Atkin’s New Diet Revolution for getting me started, it was Life Without Bread that convinced me this was the lifestyle I must embrace and stick to if I wished to be healthy, and it is that conviction that still drives me today. This may be an old book, but it is one worth reading, even today.

Here is a flashback to my review from the […]

HIDDEN CARBS: Find 'Em, Count 'Em!

HIDDEN CARBS: Find ‘Em, Count ‘Em!

If you don’t know about hidden carbs and want to make the most of your low-carb lifestyle, you really MUST learn how to find and avoid common hidden carbs in the foods you thought were “free” . (Not much in this life is *really* free – is it?) I compiled this list originally way back in the year 2000 and still find it useful.

Sometimes a label states 0 carbs per serving when there are actually quite a few carbs in a “real” size serving of the food! […]

Gluten-free Chips and Wraps on demand, in minutes?

Cheese Crisp BLT

Gluten-free Chips and Wraps on demand, in minutes?

You bet! Unless you have a problem with dairy, my best workaround for that particular situation is that old stand-by you just may have forgotten about – a personal favorite of mine from Cooking TLC Volume 1 and never far from my own mind …………. CHEESE CRISPS! (always said by me in the same dreamy, drooly tone Homer uses for donuts.)

You can easily form a warm cheese crisp into almost any desired shape. Cheese crisps make terrific wraps, taco shells, salad bowls, chips for dipping, the list goes on and […]

Stalled?

Don’t just ride the same old wave if you are not losing weight on your low-carb diet. BUT… don’t cut yourself short, either. To determine if you actually are losing, see my checklist of common mistakes. […]

Advance Food Prep Is Crucial!

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Advance food preparation is the one thing that can practically ensure low-carb success. Regular, advance food preparation is the single most important thing low-carbers must do in order to succeed. It’s really not difficult, even if you don’t know how to cook, except for being time consuming. A lot like exercise, as far as that goes, but I assure you that both activities are worth your effort! […]

How To Start A Low-Carb Diet - and be successful

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DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Please don’t try to succeed on a low carb Way of Eating without buying and reading at least one (1) low carb book, in its entirety, so that you will understand the metabolic process you are trying to achieve. Without a basic understanding of ketosis, you will have a much harder time making this work ~ and hey, MAKING IT WORK THIS TIME is the whole point, right? RIGHT!

My personal recommendations for low carb books include: Dr. Atkin’s New Diet Revolution, Atkins for Life – I had better include this one, since I was honored […]