Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pizza Under 10 Carbs


Perfect Low Carb Pizza
    Really, this is one I’ve been working on for a while. When I made a commitment to go low carb and stay off drugs (prescription drugs that is) for Type 2 Diabetes, I didn’t realize how much I would miss my Pizza and Beer. Well, I worked hard and came up with a Lite Beer that works for me and comes in at only 3 g Carbs (Michelob Ultra); check it out at Light Beer Challenge. Now, all I had to do was solve the Pizza side of the equation. Step in and check out my Under 10 Carb Pizza Solution. You’ll be surprised.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Can Dark Chocolate Fit Into Your Diet?

Comparing Dark Chocolate
with Milk Chocolate


    As a borderline Type 2 Diabetic and a lover of Chocolate I had to do some research to answer this question. Controlling blood sugar and keeping my weight down are a must for me to continue living my active lifestyle. Can you balance health with the pure pleasure of having a bite of rich chocolate melt in your mouth? Come on in and see what I found.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

All American Hotdog

 
All American Hot Dog
    So, this morning when I headed to the grocery store I really wanted to pick up hot dogs for lunch. However, previous research had me cut them out of my diet because, the "All American Hot Dog" served the old fashion way, just plan has to many carbs. Do the math for yourself; cheaper hot dogs with fillers have 6-8 carbs, bun adds 26 carbs and the ketchup adds another 8-10, putting the "All American Hot Dog" over 40 grams carbohydrates. 
    Today, I found out you can have a "Low Carb All American Hot Dog Lunch"; in my opinion it should be considered the new and improved. Come on in and check it out!


Saturday, May 9, 2015

My Favorite Protein Source

Morning Protein Drink
For Active CarbBuster

    As an active CarbBuster you're going to have to increase your protein intake. I'm not just talking about active as in cutting carbs from you diet, I'm also talking about including exercise of some type to your lifestyle. If you don't add the protein your body will go after other sources of fuel in your body. That fuel source will in part be muscle as you hold the carbs back.  When protein provides another source of carbs your diet plan will fail. You can continue both a solid diet plan and working on toning your great body when you select the right protein alternative. 
    For me the active lifestyle  includes training for marathon runs. I often times will be running back to back weekly distances over 50 miles while holding carbohydrates to less than 100 per day. There is no carb loading on this runners' schedule. Let me share how I supplement my protein with this link to my running site MyMarathonRun , click on over to a post from last week on protein. It's a must read for anyone that has dropped their carbohydrate intake below 100 grams. 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cut the Cheese

Low Carbohydrate Foods
Deli Cheese
    Need another 5 Star food option? This one is perfect for low carb diets or blood sugar control. It is a perfect near zero carb food, often used on top of something, in something or as a snack all by itself. I use it as a bread substitute for my turkey snack sandwiches. Individual servings are perfect as a finger food to drop in a lunch box. It’s packaged in all sorts of ways and comes at a reasonable cost. You need to check this one out.



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CarbBusting at Restaurants

CarbBusting
    One of the biggest challenges you have as a CarbBuster is managing restaurants. Wither you’re managing Type 2 Diabetes or working to drop a few pounds, restaurants will be your challenge. However, don’t fear, with just a little will-power and basic CarbBusting tactics you can leave restaurants guilt free. Even more important, your nutrition goals will still be intact. You will leave the restaurant with the same confidence and enthusiasm as Rocky had as he reached the top of his climb. Let’s step into the ring.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Time to review your progress

Body Weight Tracking
    I hope your having the same success I'm seeing with my low carbohydrate diet for weight loss and blood sugar control. I just posted my mid-April numbers and this isn't a late April Fools prank. All numbers are looking great and giving me the confidence I need for continued success. Remember, to take some time to keep up you're tracking Data Wall. It's the earliest signal you will get if your getting a bit lazy or just not realizing your plan is slipping. Check mine out with this Data Wall link.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Phase 3 of The Project

7 Day Average
Carb Intake Versus
Blood Sugar Levels
    For those that want to understand the science behind this blog, Phase 3 of the Six Sigma Green Belt Project is posted on The Project Page. On Phase 3 the relationship of several items becomes more clear. It includes a better understanding of the blood sugar cycle, the use of A1c as a monthly tool, problems with daily blood glucose reading and looking at sugar versus carbohydrate intake. Check it out The Project if your a little bit geeky.