The name is Moore,,,,, Jimmy Moore.

You are not alone, Jimmy Moore is there..

One of the toughest things about living “A Low-Carb Life” is feeling like you are going it alone. in 2003 I felt that way, it was when I started doing Atkins. I felt as if I was on an Island. I felt like no one understood what I was going through. People treated me different. People would often tempt me with foods they knew I was trying not to eat. There was literally no one I could talk to for support. The only resource I had was this book, the Atkins diet. I lost 50 pounds, got within shooting distance of my goal, and then fell off because it felt so foreign to what everyone else was doing. In those days there was no Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube or twitter. I remember feeling so alone. Luckily You are not alone. more “The name is Moore,,,,, Jimmy Moore.”

Meet My Zero-Carb Life Kelly Hogan

Meet Zero-Carb Kelly Hogan

If tomorrow someone did something amazing, like lift a car off their baby using super human strength, scientist would take notice. Companies would spend millions of dollars trying to unlock that potential. If a child fell from an 8th story window and lived, they would do the same thing. When people do extraordinary things, scientist usually take notice. They want to find out what made this person special. Meet My Zero-Carb Life’s Kelly Hogan, she did something, that in today’s world, is pretty amazing. She lost over 120 pounds, had three kids and kept it off more “Meet My Zero-Carb Life Kelly Hogan”

Find a dietary plan not just a diet

Find a dietary plan not just a diet

There is a big difference between a dietary plan and a diet, in my mind. A dietary plan is an all-encompassing way of eating which is a long-term change that will fundamentally transform the way you eat for the rest of your life. Your dietary plan should include short-term and long-term boundaries. A diet is a short-term way of eating to hit a goal.  Most people are looking for a diet they can get on to lose weight. The one thing that I have learned is, there is no quick fix to weight loss and getting healthy. Most people spend their whole lives doing diets. Obviously, they are not successful, because if the last diet was successful, they would not need the new one. more “Find a dietary plan not just a diet”

If you want to be successful doing low-carb you have to read the labels.

Reading labels is the key

When I first started Atkins in 2003, I was lost. This was when I was working in Connersville Indiana. I remember that the head of security, Sgt. James Burton, had lost a considerable amount of weight in a short time. It seemed like everyone was talking about it. Some people even had commented that he was sick and losing weight too fast. It was around that same time I hurt my back and it seemed to never heal. My doctor made an off the cuff remark about all the extra weight will probably make it harder for my back to fully recover.

The next day as I was leaning against a column at work using it to help me stand upright, that is when Burton happen to walk by. I asked him how he lost his weight so fast and he told me about cutting out bread, pasta and eating only meat, nuts and cheese. That day I started. I remember buying cold cuts on the way home and eating them instead of stopping for my usual snack at the gas station. Later I found out that it was the Atkins diet. I bought the book, read it cover to cover, lost the weight, and my back stopped hurting. I started May 15th  and by Labor Day had lost 50 lbs.

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Cloud bread is a great low-carb alternative to traditional bread.

Eating on cloud 9

One of the many things that most people worry about changing to a low-carb lifestyle is giving up bread. We have become a sandwich nation. Taco Bell ran a campaign for years saying think outside the bun, that was a clever way of saying everything else you eat at fast food restaurants has a bun on it, try something different. Well this bread recipe is gluten-free and carb free. It has 3 main ingredients and everything else is just flavoring. It is great for making sandwiches, in this photo, I have made sausage, egg, cheese cloud sandwich.

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My first Bone Broth Brew made in a Crock Pot

Bone Broth

After 48 hours of waiting my bone broth was complete. Given I have never tasted someone else’s bone broth I am really wonder if this is what it is supposed to be. Well I know I did a few things wrong at the start of this process so that could have something to do with how it turned out. I don’t think it turned out “bad” I just was not sure what I should have got. more “My first Bone Broth Brew made in a Crock Pot”

A time to remember

Remember the time.

Standing at the stove as the sun light started to peek through the window shades this morning felt natural. I could remember the time my great-grandmother was standing at the stove in her kitchen in Tennessee. It was an ancient stove to today’s standards. It still used wood for fuel. But she treated it like it was most important thing in the house. I miss those summer days  being a little kid looking up to this, fish catching, shotgun shooting, pig slaughtering, snuff chewing, blue-eyed, dark-skinned woman named Joe. She talked with that Tennessee draw that always makes you feel at home. Every morning she was up before the sun getting breakfast for the family. more “A time to remember”

Making progress the low-carb way.

Making progress the Low Carb Way

Today I wore a size 17 1\2 dress shirt. This is huge deal to me. When I started in March I couldn’t button this shirt up. 2 weeks ago I could get it on but it was snug around the belly. So I didn’t wear it. Today I wore it with room to move. I love these kind of improvements. Scales be damned, lol.

People are asking me how I have lost 44 lbs. in 4 months, “It’s the sugar, stupid.” Now in the abstract that seems like an over simplification, but I am telling you, it is the whole story. As with all of my post now I have included in this one what I ate the day before. The thing you will find very little of is sugar. To me sugar is like kryptonite, it saps me of my strength and health. Over the last few months I have really started learning a lot about how the body works. I know enough to know that some simple truths.

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Starter Tips if you want to start A Low-Carb Life

Where do I Start?

People are always asking for a few tips they ask “what do you eat?” most of the time they ask this because they want tips on how to do a Low-Carb diet. Let me say first we are not doctors and we are not trying to give anyone medical advice. Now with that disclaimer out-of-the-way, there is nothing wrong with sharing what meals we eat and why we eat them. We are only going to share a few tips or what we believe worked for us. If you feel you want to try it then we will give you whatever support we can. more “Starter Tips if you want to start A Low-Carb Life”

Get rid of the damn scales

I am so tired of scales.

I bought one last year that was supposed to be super accurate, you know lasers and all. 3 months ago I realized that depending on where in the house I set the scale it would give me a different weight. Can you imagine weighing 200 in the kitchen but weighing 215 in the bathroom? This made no sense to me, how could I weigh more in one room then the other, up to 15 lbs. difference. more “Get rid of the damn scales”