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hashed browns

With apologies to Boy George, one of the most exciting things about eating whole, healthful foods is the ability to try new things for old experiences. Do you miss hashed browns? Bristle at the lack of potato in your current regimen? Are you … [Read more...]

Fresh Whipped Cream

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Fresh whipped cream takes the cake for this delicious pumpkin cheesecake. This simple recipe takes more patience than skill. Make sure you get those nice, stiff peaks! … [Read more...]

WRW– Not a Championship Wrestling Federation

Simply put: Weigh in Daily, Report Weekly and Write it DownWhile the weight loss journey for many is a relatively easy one, (switching to wholesome, organics vegetables, proteins, healthy fats, delicious fruits, and, yes, chocolate), the difficult … [Read more...]

Easy low-carb snacks for travel

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Pictured (starting at top right): Flax cracker with cream cheese and fresh dill, Swiss /pastrami rolls-ups, cherry tomatoes, green olives, fresh parsley, Havarti cheese, kosher baby dill, String cheese. It is summer. You're traveling. Most … [Read more...]

Take a new look at Monday Weigh-ins

As someone who tries to run one weight loss challenge per year at lowcarbfriends.com, aside from chasing down people who ran away or occasionally fell into a gravy dish, one of the mandates I have always made when running a challenge is … [Read more...]

Chocolate Glaze

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This recipe is incredibly easy and decadent! Try on any recipe where you need a little something special. This recipe is gluten free and largely sugar free, depending on your chocolate used. … [Read more...]

8 must-try cooking oils

Good oils are known for their health properties as well as flavors which complement any meal. One of the pleasures of a lower-carbohydrate lifestyle is the use of oil. Whereas on many low-calorie plans, margarines are pushed as fats, suddenly a … [Read more...]

So you fell off the wagon. Tips for success

It may have happened. One fell swoop and the next thing you know, you've taken a swift dive into a vat of puddings. You felt guilt, you are now mourning your perfect dieting run, cheat-free up until this moment. You later realize you didn't even … [Read more...]

Original Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Pictured: The Cheese Stuffed Crust version.  No way! Way! Recently, while my family was watching a rousing marathon of Jason and the Argonauts, I was looking through some old college recipe books some friends and I put together back in the day, … [Read more...]

Weekend Tips for Staying on plan

Weekends are tough for a lot people.You find that the usual schedules no longer apply. Your house might be filled with more stress. There are tasks to be completed, extra people to feed more meals to, and on top of your busy work week, you find … [Read more...]

Why are we Sweet on Starches? Low Glycemic Load Giant Weighs in. A reader asks…

Jamie, I heard that the thing you need to watch out for are sugars when you are on a low-carb diet. It is not so much about starches, but more about simple sugars. Is that true? Mariah One answer to this question might surprise … [Read more...]

Will I be Weighty Again? A Reader Asks…

Jamie, Hi!! I need to lose about forty pounds but I read that if you ever eat carbs again all the weight comes back . . . and brings friends! IS this true? Nancy It is often said that (for people who follow a low-carbohydrate diet) pounds … [Read more...]

Diabetic Debate: A Reader Asks…

Jamie, Any advice or articles you can point me to regarding diabetes and low-carb? My dad was diagnosed with diabetes last summer and is still having a tough time regulating his blood sugar. I have tried to talk to him about keeping his carb count … [Read more...]

Vegetarian options for low-carb? A reader asks…

Dear Jamie, I am curious about the rumor that you have to eat meat all the time. I'm interested in losing some weight but really kind of try to stay away from meat. I'm not a vegetarian, but I've just never been a fan of lots of meat. Isn't eating … [Read more...]

Carl’s Jr Low-carb breakfast option

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Sure, you don't want to make a habit out of eating in restaurants, especially when most companies think that catering to gluten-free lifestyles means leaving out the 'glutes' (ah, those venerable little adipose cheeks), but when you find a business … [Read more...]