Archives for May 2009

Civil Disobedience for Low-Carbers

Just say no to croutons and senseless pasta killings.People are SO concerned about social convention and SO concerned about what others might think.It's time to take your health into your own hands.If people want to be difficult, it's time to employ … [Read more...]

MSG isn't always labeled as MSG

Monosodium glutamate, once made largely from various sources to enhance flavors of foods, is hard to pinpoint. Labeling doesn't always provide the information due to different terms for the stuff. Think it's not a problem?Hidden MSG is not limited to … [Read more...]

Spices can harbor secret, bad ingredients

Residing in the spice aisle, jars and containers of flavors vie for attention. The problem is that many assume these are healthy spices, devoid of anything other than the usual low-carb herbs many like to use in cooking.Some hidden ingredients you … [Read more...]

Low-carb while being green to save green

In the wake of Earth Day, it's important to remember we all share the planet together, and the health of the planet is as important as your well being, since it sustains that healthy body. These tips also help to save money!1. Keep your freezer … [Read more...]

Ways to drink more water

It's not easy to drink 64 ounces of water a day, and you might not have to think of this task as one that is impossible.Try these tips for getting more water:1. Take a shot of water ever 30 minutes. A four ounce glass of the clear stuff every 30 … [Read more...]

Water: More than dihydrogen oxide

As snow makes way for warmer spring weather, is it important to visit the importance of staying hydrated.Five reasons to stay hydrated:1. Water is essential to life. While going without food for some time might not kill a human, going without water … [Read more...]

Low carb Easter ideas keep the day hopping

While coloring hard-boiled eggs is a family tradition, the stark truth is that America was more likely founded on brightly-colored jelly beans, bright pink grass and chocolate bunnies that children delight liberating their ears from... with their … [Read more...]

Spring cleaning for your low-carb home

You might be the only one in your home following a low-carb regimen, but that doesn't mean you can't make healthier choices for others living in your home. In honor of spring cleaning, here are some quick things you can do to ensure your family is … [Read more...]

Sweetened Condensed Milk #2

Thick and convincing, to the eye and taste buds. OK, so it's a little late for the holidays. Still, many a recipe calls for sweetened, condensed milk. Even if you could emulate the flavor, how to get that consistency? It's easier than one might … [Read more...]

Erythritol : Yet another sugar alcohol from corn

Just when you thought erythritol might be made of unicorns frolicking through Robert Pattison's hair...Erythritol is made from stuff like corn!Sure, this one causes supposedly less gastric distress, but that's not a reason to embrace it as the new … [Read more...]

What you need to know about sugar alcohols: Not so sweet

You're following a low-carb diet and you've seen them before: those low-carb, sugar free products in the stores or sold online that promise to assuage your sweet tooth without packing on the pounds. But what do we really know about sugar … [Read more...]

Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Do you have some roasted vegetables left over from your latest frolic with paninis? If so, look no farther. Readers/friends have mentioned roasting vegetables for pizza. … [Read more...]

Jennifer Aniston and Madonna among many celebrity low-carb fans

It's no surprise to anyone that low-carb eating is pretty healthy and delicious. Add that celebrities also follow some of the regimens available, and you have a recipe for change. Following plans like the Zone Diet and Sugar Busters, the A-listers … [Read more...]

Chili's Guiltess Grill offers options to hungry low-carbers

Low-carbers generally suffer from a lack of choices from establishments when it comes to being able to eat out healthfully and within a budget.Enter Chili's.A step closer to lower-carb dining bliss with the Guiltless Grills, Chili's promises a lower … [Read more...]

Review: Fat Head: The Movie

On the heels of Morgan Spurlock's Supersize Me comes the antithesis to the high-carb, low-fat mantra.Comedian and former health writer Tom Naughton sets out on a mission: eat McDonalds for 28 days and see what really happens. The results are pretty … [Read more...]