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.”
Ready, Set, Go Low-Carb
Rochelle, as she introduces her self in this video, was ready for a change. On May 30th of 2016 Rochelle decide to start living a Keto life, which of course is also A Low-Carb Life. Making this huge leap Rochelle decided to start a you tube channel to share her experimental journey. As a stage name Rochelle picked KetoGenesis, for reasons she explains in later video. In this video she introduces us to who she is and what has motivated her to start A Low-Carb Life. more “KetoGenesis Week One Video- Ready for Change”
Week 1 in Review
LaTonya has completed week one so we sat down to review week one. I decided to record this conversation on video. We want people to see and hear what it means to start a low-carb life. I don’t want to make people think it is easy. In this video I think it is very clear that LaTonya is fighting years more “LaTonya Owens Week 1 Review”
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”
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.
more “If you want to be successful doing low-carb you have to read the labels.”
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices of bacon
- 1/4 spinach
- 1/4 cup of mushrooms
- Olive Oil (I would have used butter, but this was from the work cafeteria)
- 20 ounces of water
From Carb Addiction to Freedom
The definition of addiction is “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, such as narcotics according to Dictionary.com. That was life 8 weeks ago. My drug of choice was not a narcotic or alcohol. My vice was food. Chewy, gooey, salty or sweet, a delicate treat or lots of carb with little meat. Food has been was my drug of choice for all of my adult years. It was my comfort and in some ways my friend when I didn’t feel like I had anywhere else to turn. more “Ketosis Brought Me From Carb Addiction To Freedom- You can do it too!”
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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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”
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”
Just add the toppings (Fathead Pizza crust)
I am not a recipe kind of guy so the fact that I am posting one means that I must have thought this must be a great recipe. I had tried many low-carb pizza recipes and have not been able to eat any of them. That cauliflower Pizza crust made me want to stay fat. more “Pizza, Pizza The Best Low-Carb Pizza”