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

    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. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Have You Got A Plan?

Planning Form
    Anytime you go out to improve something or build something you need a plan. Improving your lifestyle is no different, you need a clear plan. When you start working on your plan you go after the most important items first. This case is no different. The plan is simple. Write down 5 or 6 of the high carbohydrate items you feel you can't do without and develop your plan. Check out my plan on the new Tips and Tricks Page.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Round 2 Lite Beer Challenge

    Unfinished business had to be settled and that's just what the expert taste panel did. All six expert taste panelists returned to settled the argument of who's brew would take top honors in Round 2 of the Lite Beer Challenge. Anheuser-Busch Bud Lite & Michelob Ultra took the challenge from Miller Lite and Coors Lite for the CarbBuster King of Lite Brew Award. Could Michelob Ultra hold on to the bragging rights it picked up just 2 weeks ago? Come on in to see who came out with honors.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Incredible Edible Egg

Whole Eggs or Egg Whites
    The incredible edible egg is one of the most studied and most versatile food products on the market. Eggs have a bad side as well as a good side. For low carbohydrate diets it can be a 5 Star addition to your menu. However, you need to understand the nutritional data.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Take Charge Home A1c Testing

    Home A1c Test Kits give you the ability to take charge of monitoring your blood sugar levels. If you're working on controlling Diabetes this post is for you.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Light Beer Challenge

    The first annual St. Patrick’s Day light beer taste challenge was a smashing success. After the esteemed tasting panel was full of Billy Sims Barbecue the tasting began. This year’s tasting panel was focused on selecting the best low carbohydrate Anheuser-Busch brew. Come on in to check out the results.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Phase Two of the Project

    Phase Two of the MyCarbBuster Six Sigma Green Belt Project has been posted at The Project. Be sure to stop by and get the scoop on how this Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Project was designed.  It gives you the technical side of how the battle plan against diabetes and dieting played out. Share the learning with your friends.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stop The Potato Chip Crave

    Snacks are a problem for most of us. One of the worst is the potato chip or the many brothers and sisters on the shelf with them.  They all come in at 15 g or more carbs per serving.  Really, who can actually eat only one serving. If you want to beat the chip craving click for more.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Milk and Cookies

    This post has tremendous potential for traditional milk users. Whether it is for yourself, a super senior or the kids, there are several great alternatives. They will work great as a stand alone drink, with chocolate or when added to coffee.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Carb Buster Reveals Pre-Race Super Food

    At his post race press conference for the 2015 Beacon Run the Carb Buster revealed his pre-race secrete. The Carb Buster was so excited about his first place finish that he let his super energy food slip out. Since, this one violates our goal of helping people beat the carb desire, only athletes, about to go into competition are allowed to read any further. So don't click the read more button unless your about to take on the world.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ah Nuts!

    Now that we opened the debate on carb counting it's time to give you a great option to consider. This 5 Star product is 75% dietary fiber and has a special place with Super Seniors. It comes in with low sodium numbers and Oklahoma is one of many producers for this product. This one can really help you if you watching your blood sugar levels.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Carbohydrates - Counted Or Not Counted

    It’s time for us to take on the “Net Carb Debate”.

    This is the most debated issue for both dieters and people working to control diabetes through carbohydrate intake. Below is one view for the community.  We need you to take a stance and help present the debate.  If commenting isn’t your thing please check the survey on the side so we can get your vote.  Let’s see how the community stands is on this topic.
    Click “for more” to join the debate!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Try This For A Mouth Explosion

    The perfect snack when there's nothing left on your diet plan. This one is carb and sugar free and comes with a taste explosion for your mouth. Just ask my grandson, he said it. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tell Me Any Other Diet Plan That Includes Ribs

    Yes, barbecue Kansas City Style Ribs can be on your low carb diet. The only catch is the brown sugar barbecue sauce. So, maybe we turn our head just a little and have just a dab of barbecue sauce. Careful, don't let that dab get out of control or it will go south fast.
   Take a look at these!

Gotta Have A Snack Now

    Go to foods are the great ones that can save the day when your about to make the gigantic mistake of grabbing a high carb snack. For our community they will be listed in the 5 Star Page.  Snacks can really blow up your day and often they are the carbs that are overlooked for carb tracking. Want to know what our first go to snack is?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

What's Your Target

    It's time to be honest with yourself. What would you like to look and feel like. With a little hard work, the support of a group like this blog community and a solid plan you can do it. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

18 Degrees and Snow in OKC, Now What

    Of course, it's time for some hot chocolate.  Many people on a low carb diet or watching their blood sugar level don't get hot chocolate. But this just may work for you!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Great post workout drink

    With my next marathon run coming up I felt it was a good time to talk about hydration.  Right now your probably thinking of a brew or H20.  Sorry, not what I had in mind.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Getting the most out of your nutritional drink

    There are all kinds of nutritional drinks on the market. However, if your goal is weight control and or blood sugar control there are some that are much better than others. Many are off the charts on Carbohydrate Level and can set your numbers off. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

When you have to have chocolate!

     Two table spoons of chocolate flavor to lively up a drink doesn't have to break the carb bank. Whether it's for the kid in you or one of your kids needing to back off the carbohydrates there is an alternative.