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Episode 4 – Low Carb Diet Basics

Hey there! In this episode, I babble about playing an Alliance character in Wow for the first time, and all about low carb diets! Well, not all about, but I certainly give an overview… Download this episode (right click and save)

Day 1: Vegetarian Low Carb Meal Plan

Like I mentioned in the newsletter for August, I will be starting to post one day low carb/keto meal plans for special diets (vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, etc.). Why one day at a time? Well, because I really dislike having my whole week decided for me, […]

Low Carb Baking Basics

I’ve been experimenting with low carb, sugar free, keto friendly recipes for about three years now, and have picked up some tips and tricks along the way. Moreover, I’ve compiled all of these tips and the best of the recipes into an easy-to-digest ebook, complete with nutritional information and lots of tips!

It’s called Basics of Low Carb Baking and contains sugar free, gluten free recipes for a low carbohydrate or ketogenic diet.

Most of the recipes are available on this site, but if you wanted to have them in one place, with notes on baking – why not download the ebook? Plus, at $2.99, it’s less than 20 cents per recipe, and a great way to help me make more content for this site! <3


Low Carb Baking With Protein Powder

You may have noticed that many of my recipes lately involve protein powder. I received a few huge canisters of whey protein powder, so I decided to see how well it would work in baked goods! So far, I’ve learned a few tips along the whey (eh? […]

Notes on Low Carb Intermittent Fasting

I’ve been trying to fast until noon lately. I wake up daily at around 5am, so this ends up being about a seven hour window without eating. This isn’t usually a problem, but there are times when hunger sets in and screws with my hormones. Yesterday, […]

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies

I like to eat fairly low carb (~100 or less total grams/day). This isn’t for weight loss reasons, or because I love hopping on diet bandwagons. I stick to a reasonable amount of carbs (from minimally processed sources, mostly whole foods like fruits, veggies and yogurt) for health reasons. Basically, I’ve been borderline diabetic for as long as I can remember (my mom is too, despite the fact that we’re both arguably pretty lean), and have some autoimmune issues that can be controlled by eating a relatively moderate carbohydrate intake. So, that’s how I do things.

I don’t recommend low carb living to everyone, but if you don’t tolerate carbohydrates well, it’s something to consider.

Anyway, I do like eating a diet that is relatively high in protein. In order to grow and repair cells, protein is completely necessary. Because I eat on the go a lot, I often find myself leaning towards protein bars and other protein-based supplements, but of course, those come with a pretty hefty price tag. So, I started making my own. I’ve been posting them at my low-carb recipe blog (Meat-Free Keto).

If you aren’t a fan of straight up protein bars, I’d strongly recommend trying this recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies. They’re made with whey protein, and are so gosh darn good, I can’t take it.

You Can Eat Veggies on A Low Carb Diet

Yes, you can eat veggies on a low carb diet. I know the trend is to avoid them because the carbs are so high compared to foods like cheese and eggs and almonds. And you’re right – it’s not as sexy to save up your […]

Intermittent Fasting on a Keto/Low Carb Diet

I’ll just come out and say it: I’m torn on intermittent fasting (IF). For those of you who aren’t familiar, IF involves daily (including while you sleep) fasting of at least 16 hours. So, you’ll only be eating in an 8 hour window. Often, people […]

Sweetness in Low Carb Baked Goods

You may have noticed that a lot of the low carb recipes I post don’t include much by way of sweeteners. This is wholly by design.

It’s not that I don’t like the flavor of something sweet, it’s mostly that by eating relatively low carb foods for a while now, my palate has changed. Yours will, too. The longer you stick to a ketogenci/low carb diet, the more you will realize that the sweet foods which once called your name as you passed by the bakery, will now smell cloying. And this part of the point.

If you fill your plate with overly sweetened (even if non-calorically) cookies and puddings and fudge, your body won’t have the chance to adapt to not eating such sweet foods, and you’ll still have those cravings. Cravings inevitably lead to cheats, and binges, and maybe right back into old habits. Trust me – I’ve been there. We’ve all been there.

How to Tell When You’re in Ketosis

Ketosis isn’t some mystical state, achieved only by days and months of fasting and spiritual connection. Kind of the opposite, actually. A lot of people (whether or not they follow a low carb diet) go into a state of ketosis every night without even trying, […]