January 25, 2016

12 Low-Carb Breakfast Ideas to Make Your Mornings Easier

Egg Fried in Center of a Bell Pepper Ring; Served with Cucumber Slices and Tomato Wedges
Egg Fried in the Center
of a Bell Pepper Ring
Makes Great LC Breakfast!
Breakfast is hubby's favorite meal of the day. He loves a hearty, filling breakfast in the morning.

In fact, when we used to go out to eat before I went gluten free, we almost always went out to eat on Saturday or Sunday morning.

He loves all of the basics you normally find at a cafe:
  • bacon and eggs
  • sausage and eggs
  • ham and eggs
  • omelets with salsa
  • fried potatoes
  • french toast
  • pancakes
  • biscuits and gravy
When we went gluten free, going out to eat stopped, but eating a hearty breakfast did not. We simply started making a big breakfast at home on the weekends. During the week, hubby didn't eat breakfast. He simply took a large lunch with him to work. However, his latest job change has dramatically affected the way we eat now.

January 15, 2016

What is the Easiest Way to Go Low Carb?

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Here's the Secret for 
Making a Low-Carb Diet 
More Successful
January always brings a rush of folks to the low-carb fold.

Some of them are new and are interested in the quick fat-loss claims that ketogenic diets are known to produce. They want to see if they can lose weight as quickly themselves.

Others have come back to Atkins Induction for a second or third time because it worked so well for them in the past.

Stories that second-timers tell vary in the details, of course, but most of the stories have the same thread running throughout the tale:

Something stressful popped up in your life, and you didn't know how to handle the challenge without eating all of your favorite foods.

Ketogenic diets work. There is no doubt about that. Maybe, not as quickly as you were hoping, but restricting carbohydrates is one of the easiest ways to lose weight because carb deprivation eliminates the hunger that is so typical on low-calorie diets.

January 05, 2016

How to Choose the Best Low-Carb Weight-Loss Program for You

Silver tray of cold cuts, deviled eggs, cheese, and radishes
Here's What I've Learned
from Following Several
Popular Low-Carb Diets
When you take the time to search for the best diet to lose weight, there are a lot of things to consider before taking the plunge.

For example, health issues, such as:
  • celiac disease
  • metabolic syndrome
  • food sensitivities
  • or diabetes
can greatly affect the results you get. Your food preferences, lifestyle, family support or struggles, and even your basic beliefs play a role in how well a low-carb diet plan will work for you.

If your concern is finding a lose-weight-fast diet, rather than choosing a plan that will teach you how to switch to and build a healthy lifestyle, then that goal will narrow your choices. Few really good weight-loss plans are designed to help you lose weight fast.