Low Carb Luxury - Great recipes, product store, information, attractive site, and very easy to navigate. Also, features "Low Carb Magazine." Lora, the site's owner, lost 165 lbs on low carb. Her success story is truly inspirational -- even more than my own! I highly recommend this site as a great place to begin low carb information hunting.
Low Carb Cafe - This site appears amatuerish (sorry guys) but has wonderful features, decent recipes and an active online community. Worth taking a look.
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Carb-Tracker Nutrition Scale (As of 12/29/05 the scale was on sale for $39.95 (of course, I bought it when it was not and paid full price $59.95)
Read our review on The Sharper Image's Carb-Tracker Scale. If you count carbs (or calories, fat, protein, and fiber) the scale is valuable for fine tuning your diet. You weigh food items, enter a food code and voile! Based on the weight of the food the exact nutritional count appears magically. The scale has become a daily part of my carb counting for myself as well as Elizabeth (my daughter with type 1). I was skeptical, but found the weight of fruit and veggies varied considerably and knowing a more exact carb count has helped us both. If you wish to purchase the scale, click on the button. From their main page simply enter in the search code item #: AC350, or, Carb-Tracker Nutrition Scale.
Eat Fat, Get Thin
The Harvey-Banting Diet
Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Interested in trying vegetarian while staying low carb?
No Fruit on low carb? Wrong!
Fruit is something low carb plans tend to disagree about. Some use the glycemic index (South Beach, Zone) others just count carbs. Some do not allow any fruit during the first phase (Atkins, South Beach) Here are some fruits , lowest in sugar, but high in nutrition, that may work for your particular plan:
Fruits fairly high in sugar:
Fruits generally limited on most low carb diets:
Low Carb Recipes
Dr. Atkins Low Carb Series
Before you cringe, please see my personal transformation. I am type 2, and lost more than 135 lbs on Atkins and have kept it off. 9 years.. Low carb is not for everyone, but it is also not the horrible "high fat" diet most people think it is. Atkins is not a high fat, all protein plan as many people have come to believe based on opinions from folks who have not read this book.. Atkins is not new, and ketogenic diets have been safely used to treat children with epilepsy for more tha 50 years now. Atkins for Life & Atkins for Life Cookbook state that it is bread and not butter that is the enemy in Dr. Atkins's popular and controversial low-carbohydrate/high-fat diet. In In Atkins for Life, he continues his decades-long crusade against low-fat eating. Atkins argues that low-fat meals are high-carbohydrate missiles, causing the body to produce... Read more
Background: Robert C. Atkins, M.D reports to having treated 25,000 patients, with an additional 60,000 patients registered at Atkins Center for Complimentary Medicine in New York City. By 2005 he sold over 10 million copies of his books Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution (1992) and Dr Atkins' Diet Revolution (1972). Dr. Atkins died April 17, 2003 at the age of 72 after falling and hitting his head. It is estimated that nearly 20 million persons have adopted a low carb lifestyle. I am one of them. (Read my low carb success story.)
1/2 lb spinach, cooked (about 2 ½ cups
cooked or 2 -9 oz frozen packages) and well drained
Nutrition Info (per serving)- Protein: 16g, Total
Carbs: 9g, Fiber: 4g, Total Fat: 45g, Sat Fat: 26g, Calories:
1/2 cup Atkins pancake
Nutrition Info (per serving)- Protein: 13g, Total Carbs: 8g, Fiber: 5g, Total Fat: 15g, Sat Fat: 6g, Calories: 214
The Schwarzbein Principle Series
From her work with insulin-resistant patients with Type II diabetes, Dr. Schwarzbein concludes that low-fat diets cause heart attacks, eating fat makes you lose body fat, and it's important to eat high-cholesterol foods every day. Picture cardiologists and dieticians tearing their hair out and overweight people cheering as they dive into Eggs Benedict with sausage.
Puffed Oven Pancake
Melt butter in skillet. Beat eggs. Add flour, cream water and 1/4 tsp salt. Mix well. Pour into hot skillet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes until puffed and golden brown.
* You can purchase high gluten flour at some grocery stores, most health food stores or from a bakery.
IOH Test Kitchen: Love this recipe as done and with the same basic batter I simply poured it into a nonstick pan and made great-tasting crepes! I made two changes the second time. The first was to add plain seltzer water instead of tap water. It's an old Atkins trick. Don't ask me why it makes pancakes fluffier and tastier but it does. The second was to cut the fat. I dropped the 1/4 cup creme and used 1/4 cup Hood's Low Carb Milk (the low fat version) which actually has less carbs than the cream and a fraction of the fat. To replace the lost taste by omitting fat, I added 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract.
2 eggs, beaten
Nutrition Info (per serving) - Protein: 18g, Total
Carbs: 7g, Fiber: 3g, Total Fat: 29g, Sat Fat: 17g, Calories:
Eggs Benedict -
Lightly grease skillet. Fill skillet half way with water. Bring water to
boiling. Reduce heat and simmer. Break eggs into cup and carefully slide one at
a time into water. Allow space for each egg. Simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile,
heat Canadian Bacon in skillet. Remove poached egg and serve with Canadian Bacon
and Hollandaise Sauce.
For sauce, combine butter, egg yolks, water and
lemon juice. Heat in a double boiler, stirring constantly.
Carb Count: Recipe Total 4.6 grams of carbs, Carbohydrates Per Serving 1.15 grams of carbs
IOH Test Kitchen: This is another recipe reason why low carb is so great! This is a fabulous and simple recipe and with all the new low carb bread products you could even top this recipe on half of a Bagel Alternative bagel (1 bagel depending on the flavor you choose has an average of 18 carbs for the entire bagel). I have yet to find a "perfect" low carb english muffin, but they are made by several companies now including Thomas'.
South Beach Diet Series
Fat Flush Plan
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