Low Carb Diet Support Forum!A Pinch of Health is not just a low carb diet and weight-loss web site but a growing Australian based low carb community that has been around since 2002, jam packed full of tips, low carb recipes, diet information, resources and support.
If you're interested in your health, on one of the many low carbohydrate diets be it for diabetes 2, weight loss or other health reasons such as a gluten-free diet, looking for a delicious low carb recipe, or just need a friendly chat with fellow Aussie's with similar interests, then you are in the right place!
Basically, we are an independent community whom like to think outside of the square, with a main emphasis on low carb diets, weight-loss and health. We like to share and learn from each others experiences and hopefully lose some weight and improve our fitness and health in the process. This forum is independent, free and not reliant on selling/pushing a product and thus not bias and trying to sell you something. We have members following various diets be it Atkins, Bodytrim, LCHF, Paleo and various others and thus, you will find an assortment of information based on members experiences during their journey. If you're still deciding on which diet to follow check out this page: low carb diets
Make sure to visit and introduce yourself on our support forums as you will find the majority of information and recipes are there though, I do plan on moving some recipes that have photos here as I get time: low carb recipes. If you're interested in the science behind low carb diets, then feel free to have a read of our low carb research page which will be updated extensively soon.
This forum does not encourage very low calorie dieting and going to extremes to lose weight. If you're interested in some of the downsides to dieting, then you may be interested in our research page on very low calorie dieting. An important thing to remember, is to try to keep above your basal metabolic rate, you can read about that here: BMR and Calories. We also have a page on weight loss tools that may help you along your journey amongst various other articles - from the benefits of saturated fats, to articles for beginners or links to other websites that you may be interested in.
We hope you enjoy your stay and if you like our web site and forum, please share with others and spread the love and help our community grow
About UsWe are an Australian based independent low carbohydrate community, who's main interests center around ours and others low carb diet and health.
We are strong believers in fresh unprocessed whole food and organic foods and are somewhat skeptical of conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. We are all pretty much following a low carbohydrate diet in some form. Remember, low carb can mean many things other then one of the popular diets such as Atkins, South Beach, Paleo or Protein Power or more recent diets such as Bodytrim and LCHF. If you're cutting or limiting sugar, breads and potatoes then chances are you're already on a low carbohydrate diet.
Low carb diets are not just for weight loss. If you're suffering from health conditions such as diabetes type 2, epilepsy, gastrointestinal disorders such as fructose malabsorption, blood sugar issues, insulin resistance, PCOS, syndrome X and possibly even heart disease and cancer to name a few then you may find a low carb diet in some form may be of some benefit.
We offer each other tips, guidance, research and support on the many issues related to our diets and health. We also offer this for off topic discussions, as well as a good laugh when needed. We provide a great forum, links, recipes, tools, to name just a few as well as our own personal experiences that we share with each other.
We are a very friendly bunch who would love to welcome you aboard so please feel free to drop into our forums and say hello and share your experiences with us, the more the merrier!
HistoryThe community of A Pinch of Health was first known as 'Picture of Health' starting back in 2000. Picture of Health was basically a company owned by a very nice husband and wife team (Rossana and Jesper) who offered low carbohydrate diet plans, low carb products as well as a very informative support forum which I was moderating. By the later half of 2005 they decided to move on and generously left me with the forums so that we could continue on under a new name 'A Pinch of Health'.
You may wonder why such a similar name, well after affectionately referring to our community and online family as POH for so many years we decided to opt for a name that would allow us to continue calling it that. Some of our members as far back as early 2002 remain actively posting on the forums today!