Happy Valentine’s Day! Bring on the Chocolate! Wait…is chocolate ok?

Valentine’s Day allows you permission to eat chocolate right?  Right!  And, chocolate is actually good for you, depending what type of chocolate you’re eating so, you can eat it guilt free.  Whew…  Chocolate got a bad rap due to it’s high calorie and fat content and its link to obesity, diabetes, acne and heart disease […]

20 Ways to Get More Fat in Your Keto Diet

If you’re on the keto diet (not just low carb), you have to eat a lot of good fats.  Whenever I talk to people about this diet they are concerned with the amount of fat you have to eat, however keep in mind that the fats you’re eating are healthy fats AND because you are […]

Coconut Oil Debate

I was watching Dr. Oz last week and he had on 2 doctors debating about whether coconut oil is good for us or bad for us.  He was urged to do this show because of the latest article from the American Heart Association (AHA) saying that saturated fat is bad for you and will cause […]

Fat Burning Foods

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could eat and the foods you eat help you burn fat?  What a concept…but there are foods that help you lose weight.  Some foods either help you build muscle, some promote fat burning, and some simply use energy (burn calories) just to digest them!  Keep in mind that that […]

What Vitamins Should I Take While Following a Low Carb Diet?

As far as vitamins when cutting out carbs, I will always recommend a good quality multi vitamin.  This assures you will get all of the vitamins and minerals that the body needs.  There are many multi vitamins that are gender specific as you should be taking women’s multi if you are a woman and men’s […]

How To Still Eat All Of Your Favorite Foods But Low Carb Version

Some people think that following a low carb or ketogenic diet is too difficult to follow especially for the long run but you would be completely wrong if you know how to substitute your favorite foods.  Let’s look at some alternative foods that are easy to make and taste virtually the same or better than […]

Coconut Flour Bread

This coconut flour bread is gluten free and has only 1 Net Carb Per Slice!  This recipe makes 1 loaf or 12 slices Ingredients: ½ cup coconut flour ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 6 eggs ½ cup melted coconut oil Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Sift together the dry ingredients. […]

Low Carb Naan Bread!

Two pieces is only 3 net carbs! Ingredients ¾ cup coconut flour 2 tablespoons ground psyllium husk powder ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 6¾ tablespoons melted coconut oil 2 cups boiling water coconut oil, for frying sea salt Garlic butter 3½ oz. butter 1 – 2 garlic cloves, minced Instructions Mix all dry […]

Appetite Control and Leptin

Appetite Control and Leptin Leptin, the “satiety hormone”, discovered in just 1994 is a hormone made by fat cells that helps to regulate hunger.  After you eat, leptin is released into the bloodstream where it travels to the brain telling you to stop eating because you’re full.  Without leptin we could continue to eat until […]

How Do I Get Coconut Oil In My Diet?

How Do I Get Coconut Oil in My Diet? Put it in your hot drinks, including coffee and hot chocolate…it tastes great Put it in your smoothies Bake with it Fry with it There are tons of recipes using coconut oil. One of my favorites are “coconut fat bombs” Coconut Fat Bombs Ingredients 1 Cup Coconut […]