Welcome to A Pinch of Health Australia!
Welcome to our low carb community forums, with an extensive collection of mouth watering low carb recipes, diet information, tools and resources on various diets such as Atkins, Bodytrim, LCHF (low-carb, high fat) and Paleo.
We are focused around low carbohydrate diets, weight-loss and health with an emphasis on whole foods rather then lproducts - as the dependance on products, is usually what gets us into trouble in the first place!
This forum is independent, free and not reliant on selling/pushing a product or a diet plan and thus we are not here to sell you something. We have members' following various low-carb diets 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 these pages
Our low carb recipe section is quite extensive due to members sharing their recipes for so many years. You will find these recipes dont rely on packet mixes or expensive hard to get ingredients and can often be made from typical foods in your home where you have control over all ingredients and flavours..
We like to share and learn from each others experiences and hopefully lose some weight, improve our fitness and health in the process. We offer support and motivation through the constant interaction on our forums and members' diaries.
Make sure to visit and introduce yourself on our support forums (top menu under our banner) as you will find the majority of support and low-carb recipes are there.
If you're interested in the science behind some of the benefits of low-carbohydrate diets, then feel free to have a read of our research pages which will be updated extensively soon. You will find in the left hand menu under low-carb research I have sorted the various areas of research into categories, so that you can go straight to the topic that interests you. I hope you find it helpful.
You may also find our carbohydrate count pages useful which are sourced from Australian nutritional information which is much more accurate. You will find it linked in our top navigation bar below our logo as well as in the menu to the left, again I have sorted these into seperate pages such as vegetables, fruit, dairy and nuts. In time, I will add more to this.
This forum does not encourage very low-calorie dieting and going to extremes to lose weight. I ask everyone to please not encourage it on our forums because it can be addictive and lead to eating disorders. If you're interested in some of the downsides to dieting, then you may be interested in our very low-calorie dieting research page which is also linked in our left menu.
An important thing to remember, is to try to keep above your basal metabolic rate, you can read about BMR in our low carb lifestyle section. 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 and interesting videos to watch. Just look in our low carb section in the left hand menu along side this page.
We hope you enjoy your stay and if you like our low carb web site, recipes and forum, please share with others and spread the love to help our community grow!