If you are confused about whether to eat a low carb diet, low-fat or fat-free diet, the confusion ends here in this guide to low carb eating.

For years, many people bought into the myth that increasing fat in the diet could lead to all sorts of health issues, especially heart disease.

The food supplies responded by producing every food imaginable labeled ‘fat-free.’

However, in the past several years, many health professionals are embracing the fact that a low carb diet that is higher in protein and fat is a much better way to eat in order to avoid obesity and other chronic diseases (1, 2).

Many of the studies of low-carbohydrate diets have been conducted on people that are already dealing with health issues such as heart disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

The one thing people on low-carbohydrate diets have in common is improvement in the following areas:

  • Reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Increased HDL (good) cholesterol
  • Improved triglycerides
  • Stable blood sugar levels
  • Weight loss

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When it comes to treating diabetes, obesity and epilepsy, low carb diets have been used for many years as a therapeutic tool.

Millions of people have been very successful with it.

In spite of all of this, nutritionists and other health experts do not recommend a low carb diet citing that it can be too dangerous and unhealthy in the long run.

Many claim the scientific evidence behind low carb diets is insufficient and refer to them as a ‘fad’ diet.

In this article, I will prove them wrong.

Ten years ago, there was not much scientific evidence behind the low-carbohydrate diet, however since 2003, there have been over 27 randomized, controlled, scientific human trials.

Randomized controlled trials are the gold standard in the public health and medical science community that prove safety, cause and effect.

In this article, I will review 27 trials that were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Nature (2003-2016)

Over the years, I have asked Nutritionists and other health experts who are against low-carb diets to prove they are ineffective or unsafe.  The fact is – such trials do not exist.

All of the randomized controlled trials compare the low-carb diet to the standard, calorie-restricted, low-fat diet that is often recommended by many health professionals.

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Are you following a low carb diet, but not losing weight?not-losing-weight-low-carb-diet

Have you tried a low carb diet and didn’t lose a pound ?  Or maybe you lost some weight in the beginning, but have reached a plateau ?

In this article, I will show you how to blast through that plateau and lose weight again with a low carb diet.

Not Losing Weight on a Low Carb Diet?

Low-carb diets are a strong ally against some of the biggest health problems that plague the world today.

While I like a low carb diet,we all remain unique and it doesn’t always work for everyone.

Most people who give it an honest try do quite well and lose weight without restricting calories or feeling hungry.

However, after a few weeks, some people reach a plateau.

The weight may have fallen off at the beginning, but now the scale won’t budge.

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The recipe I am providing today is grain free. If you are unable to consume almond flour– I suspect that another nut or seed flour will work in its place. I also have heard great things about the Bob’s Red Mill Shortbread mix which is grain based. While I haven’t tried it- you may be able to use it or another favorite shortbread recipe instead.

  • Looking to avoid sugar? Sorry guys.. I have failed you slightly on this front. I have yet to figure out how to make caramel without sugar. One day I might. For now, I can offer you the use of Palm Sugar as low glycemic option. It will work both in the crust recipe and to make the caramel sauce. I do not suggest using xylitol in this recipe. It will make the crust too soft and I can’t image it will do anything pretty in the caramel sauce.

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chocolate chip brownies

I don’t believe in those extremely silly short term healthy eating plans. They annoy me to be perfectly honest. I believe in healthy eating year round.

You see, by following the paleo diet I don’t have to count calories, nor do I have to worry about how much I eat. I enjoy what I eat and wake up the next morning fitting into my skinny jeans just the same as I did the day before.

Its all about choosing the foods that make you feel best. A high protein low carb, sugar free diet is what makes me feel light, clear minded and energetic. No bloated belly, slow digestion nonsense. Once you feel the difference in how you can feel, any desire for old food habits will disappear.

The other day I was working on a recipe for grain and sugar free Swiss Rolls. During this process I accidentally made Grain and Egg Free Brownies. I did a quick search online and discovered there were limited recipes like this. I held on to my notes thinking at some point I might use them. Last night at midnight the idea for these bars popped into my head. So.. here they are. [click to continue…]

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You probably already know that certain foods can boost your metabolism and help your body burn body fat. In other words, there are some fat burning foods that create a thermogenic effect in the body and help you lose weight.

But what the heck are they?

Well, today you’re in for a treat because I’ve put together a complete list.

A list of 40 scientifically proven fat burning foods that contain particular compounds and nutrients that fuel your internal furnace to rapidly burn fat.
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Did you know that eggplant is actually a berry? Weird huh? I sliced this unusual berry super thin and used it in lieu of lasagna noodles.  Which believe it or not is even quicker to make than traditional lasagna. No need to deal with boiling noodles trying to keep them from breaking and sticking together. (I hate making regular lasagna ..so tedious and time consuming!) I used a mandolin to slice my eggplant- but using a knife and slicing it thing will work fine too.

You’ll like eggplant noodle lasagna so much more than zucchini noodle lasagna as it doesn’t create a puddle of liquid- instead the eggplant soaks up some of the juices and you’ll be able to get really nice slices that hold together.

There are 2 flavor options (depending on your mood):

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rsz_kkkkCoconut oil has taken the media by storm throughout the world, from specialty health food stores to local markets.

Coconut oil was previously balked at or often ignored. However, it is becoming more of a staple cooking oil in many homes, and manufacturers use it in place of other oils in numerous products.

The good news is coconut oil serves up all sorts of health benefits from slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease to lowering cholesterol and weight loss.

Here are the top 20 health benefits of coconut oil that have been experimentally confirmed :

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