Thinking About Going Low Carb?

Photo of Me, Vickie Ewell, Owner of Kickin Carb Clutter Blog

Hi. I'm Vickie Ewell. In 1975, I lost 40 pounds and reached goal following the original Atkins Diet. It took me only 6 weeks, but I didn't understand the value of a strong maintenance plan.

In 2007, after a long, hard road of health challenges -- that left me bedridden for 2 years and required me to teach myself how to walk again -- I returned to a low-carb lifestyle.

By tweaking the Atkins Diet to be more like it was in 1972, lower in fat and calories, I lost over 100 pounds. 

If you'd like to check out the details of my weight-loss story, you'll find a brief history of my background at our first post, My Weight Loss Journey So Far, and Before and After Pictures that I published on the blog in 2009.

I just finished an updated version of my story, a 9-part series, which goes into detail about what I actually did to ditch the weight. It offers examples and menus for those who need extra help. I did a similar series in 2012 that dealt with some of the things I did to tweak the Atkins Diet, but this latest version will be much more in-depth and helpful.

How We Can Help You

The site is divided up into various content pages to help you find what you need quickly and easily. You'll get links to those pages in the top navigation bar. Topics include:
  • All of the Atkins Diets
  • LCHF Diets (Nutritional Ketosis and Keto)
  • General Low-Carb Articles
  • A Beginner's Guide to Get You Started
  • The State of Ketosis 
  • Mindful Eating Tips and Strategies
  • Health Articles and Concerns
  • Weight Loss Stalls and Plateaus
  • Weight Management (Maintenance)
  • Holidays Ideas and Special Occasions
  • Low-Carb Recipes, Meal Ideas, and Food Posts
Switching to a low-carb diet can be rough when you try to go it alone, but Kickin’ Carb Clutter is here to help make the transition easier.

We have delicious low-carb recipes, lots of nutritional advice, in-depth guides, and we try to tackle the hard questions no one else wants to ask.

Many of our articles deal with the science behind low-carb diets, as well as tips and strategies to make the low-carb lifestyle easier and more fun for you.

Whether you’re just beginning your low-carb journey, are in the middle of the road, or have traveled many miles already, Kickin’ Carb Clutter will introduce you to a healthier mindset and a terrific lifestyle.

Despite the bad press, a low-carb way of eating isn’t a slab of bacon for breakfast, greasy cheeseburgers for lunch, and 16-ounce Rib Eyes for dinner. It’s hearty, tasty food that includes:
  • vegetables
  • nuts
  • dairy products
  • eggs
  • fruit
  • healthy fats
along with an adequate amount of protein foods. But a low-carb lifestyle isn’t just about food. It's about:
  • becoming more active
  • finding new ways to pamper yourself
  • enjoying and appreciating what you have
  • learning about your emotions
  • overcoming a lifetime of bad eating habits
  • and getting excited about Life
These things are as important to your health and well-being as what you put in your mouth.

Whether you’ve always been curious about a low-carb diet, want to give it a spin, are returning to a low-carb diet, or have been at this for a while now, pull up a chair and let’s talk.

You won’t find any preaching about low-carb magic here.
  • No exaggerated claims
  • And no broken promises
Just the truth.

Unlike other low-carb blogs, we seek to cut through the puffy clouds of fantasy that can leave a low-carb dieter discouraged and get right to the heart of what’s important. For that reason, we don’t always follow the crowd.

In fact, following what everyone else is doing is pretty rare around here. Since we launched in January of 2007, Kickin’ Carb Clutter has been cutting its own path in the low-carb world. Sometimes, that makes us unpopular with the low-carb experts.

We believe that:
  • calories count
  • a high-fat diet can make some people fatter
  • and low-carb diets are not the perfect choice for everyone
Even so, the standard American diet with its average 300 to 500 grams of carbohydrates per day is disgustingly unhealthy. It’s purposely designed to make you fat, sick, and poor.

But low-carb diets can be unhealthy as well.

If you’re looking for:
  • a different twist on low-carb diets
  • one that takes advantage of nutrient-dense foods
  • deals with the subconscious reasons that we overeat
  • and focuses on balancing mind, body, and spirit

Then this is the perfect place for you!

Keto Calculator

Keto Calculator - The Keto Diet (at Reddit) includes eating at a calorie deficit, so I'm linking to the calculator that can help you set up your stats, so you'll know how much protein, fats, carbs, and calories you need to eat each day. The calculator can be a bit confusing, so if you can't figure out, contact me at:


And tell me your:
  • age
  • gender
  • height
  • current weight
And I'll run the stats for you.


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