October 24, 2014

Make Your Low-Carb Halloween Special

Low-Carb Halloween Recipes and Food Ideas to Replace the Candy
Who Needs Candy?
Check Out these Low-Carb
Halloween Recipes and Food Ideas!
Have you noticed that Trick-or-Treat is almost non-existent now?

For the past several years, hubby has sat by the front door with a large plastic bowl of candy and other goodies to pass out to the neighborhood kiddies, but hardly anyone ever shows up.

We live in Utah, and Utah has organized Trunk-or-Treat festivities at the local church building every year, so very few kids roam the neighborhood after dark.

However, when you're on a low-carb diet, candy isn't an option. To make your holiday special, here are tons of Halloween recipes and food ideas to keep you feeling like you're still part of the "in" crowd.

October 02, 2014

Dr. Atkins Advice on Exhaustion and Leg Cramps

If You Don't Feel Well, You Won't Stick to Your Diet
What Can You DO About
Leg Cramps and Exhaustion?
This morning at Low Carb Friends, and I ran into someone who really disturbed me.

A patient of Dr. Westman was in the forum asking for help.

She has been on the high-fat low-carb diet known as Nutritional Ketosis for 4 months now. She is still eating at 20 carbs, or less, is losing about 1 to 2 pounds a week, but she feels absolutely horrible.

Despite a high salt intake, she's also having excruciating foot and leg cramps, gets dizzy, and comes near to passing out during gym activities. She says she has zero energy, so her gym routine has dropped from 5 days a week and 1 trainer session, to just the training.

She is taking magnesium and potassium supplements, along with salty chicken broth every day, but nothing is helping. She's exhausted and feels horrible, and yet, the doctor wants her to continue with the regimen she's doing, even though it's not working for her.

This doesn't make any sense to me.