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(Lifestyle) 30 Delicious Low Carb Snack Ideas!

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Check out our extensive collection of low-carb snack ideas and recipes suitable for various low carb diets. Having a bunch of snack ideas for low-carb snacks at your disposal can be a real life saver when following a low carb diet without all of the processed junk. You can put these together at home with common pantry items, which will not cost you an arm and a leg. The best thing about making them yourself, is that you have full control over what's in them. Let me know, if you have any more good snack ideas that you would like to share! ... (read more)

(Beginners) Atkins Induction: Phase 1

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Atkins induction / phase 1 list, I have included the basic Atkins induction rules and low carb food lists in a manner that is friendly for Australians and metric users as well. Regarding low-carb salad and vegetables. In the 72 version of Atkins, you... (read more)

(Beginners) Low Carb Diets: Everything you need to know to get you started

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Lots of information on how to start a low carb diet with low carb food lists, tips and low carb menus! This is how I like to approach low carb diets. I've been low carbing for over 12 years and I find this just comes second nature to me and I no longer crave a lot of low carb substitutes of my once favourite sweet foods. The first few months were the hardest, it gets easier over time as you let go of your old habits and mind set. For the first few years I used to make a lot of low carb alternatives, such as a piece of low ... (read more)

(Lifestyle) Quick and Easy Low Carb Calculators

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Calorie and macronutrient calculators to help you work out your calories based on your current stats and then work out your PFC (Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate) amounts by entering in your desired calorie level and PFC ratios. This calorie calculator uses the Mifflin St Jeor Equation which appears to be the most accurate formula for a basic calculator that takes your BMR (basal metabolic rate) and your activity levels into account. For those that know their LMB (lean body mass) we will be adding another calculator that uses LBM shortly, as this is much more accurate. In the mean time, our ... (read more)

(Carbohydrate Counts) Carb Counts for Low Carb Foods

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I have made a list of carbohydrate counts to help you with your low carb diet or lifestyle. I have included moderate and high carbohydrate fruit and vegetable counts to go with these, so that you can get a fuller picture of the carb values as you have a direct comparison, and are better able to choose the low-carb foods, great for maintenance when you want to add more variety. You may even be surprised by some of the carb values! This I feel, will help to... (read more)

(Very Low Calorie Diets) Research into the Dangers of Very Low Calorie Diets

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With the controversy surrounding the dangers of a particular very low calorie diet in low carb circles, I thought it would be a good idea to collect research on some of the dangers of very low calorie diets. If you see any that are not listed here whether it is old or brand new, please share.We have observed seven initially obese individuals who, during the course of a strenuous weight-reduction program, developed diabetes mellitus: non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in fi... (read more)

(Diets) Bodytrim Diet

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The Bodytrim Diet is a paid program where you purchase a "Bodytrim Diet Kit" that contains some DVD and CDs as well as reference guide that explains the diet. It also comes with some tools such as a food diary, tape measure and a pedometer, though a lot of people seem to complain about the pedometer. Having never purchased or seen the kit myself, I have no personal opinion other ... (read more)

(Carbohydrate Counts) Carb Counts for Vegetables

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The good news is most vegetables are low carb! What I find interesting, is even though these are still high carb, white potatoes are lower carb then sweet potato. Personally, as long as you get good quality organic ones, I don't see a reason to replace potatoes with sweet potatoes during maintenance if you like them, you can reduce their GI by simply eating them with fat or fibrous veggies which most people do! ... (read more)

(Carbohydrate Counts) Carb Counts for Dairy

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When it comes to dairy, the higher fat content items are usually lower in carbohydrates then their low fat counterparts. With cheeses like cottage and ricotta, make sure you scan the labels - as there seems to be a lot of variation between brands. Whilst milk isn't high carb, it does add up and thus is usually omitted on a low carb diet, especially in the early days. Don't be afraid to use cream instead for beverages such as coffee, as a little goes a long way and the rest can... (read more)

(Carbohydrate Counts) Carb Counts for Fruits

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Fruits are an interesting one, berries for instance are often touted as low carb fruits but as you can see below, most are not. Infact some stone fruits which are thought to be high carb are a touch lower then "low carb" berries such as raspberries and blackberries and a lot lower then blueberries!Now fresh cranberries are a low carb fruit, I have not been able to include the count because I cannot find Australian information on them only American which isn&... (read more)