Interesting articles about low carb living

Linda O’Byrne, our nutritionist, brings you a selection of positive and thought-provoking blogs that explore the many benefits of a low carb approach.

    17-07-2017

    A phrase I often here is ‘I’m an emotional eater’ and this is very common. There can be so many other reasons why we choose to eat, not just genuine hunger. So what is classed as genuine hunger?

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    25-04-2017

    Despite the common misconception, Atkins isn’t a ‘high protein’ diet but is rather ‘moderate’ in protein and higher in fat. In fact your intake of dietary fat should be higher than your intake of protein. Fat keeps you feeling fuller and also,…

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    19-04-2017

    Here are some popular low-carb food swaps for traditional carb-heavy snacks and meals!

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    22-03-2017

    Belly fat has many names, but whatever you call it, those extra inches around your middle are a serious matter, and not just because it makes it harder for you to squeeze into your favorite jeans. Belly fat is unique in that it can have a far…

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    22-03-2017

    When you first start on a health kick, the first few weeks are normally great. But then results can slow and motivation decreases.... Here are some strategies to help keep you on track.

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    08-03-2017

    One of the reasons the Atkins Diet is so effective and so pleasurable to do is that you can have a midmorning and a midafternoon snack. That way, you’ll head off fatigue, jitters, inability to concentrate, ravenous cravings for inappropriate…

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    01-03-2017

    So how can fat make you thin? Along with protein, fat helps make you feel full. And because fat carries flavor, it makes food more satisfying. It takes twice as many calories from refined carbs than from fats to provide the same level of fullness,…

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    21-12-2016

    Need some low carb inspiration for Christmas? Check out our sample menu:

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    15-12-2016

    For many people, gaining a few kilos at Christmas and then going on a New Year diet is a yearly event. It doesn’t have to be that way this year, you can continue to lose weight (or maintain if you’re at goal weight), and start the New Year in…

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    28-11-2016

    Road trips can be fun for the whole family. Whether it’s a cross-country excursion or a long weekend, it’s essential to have the right kind of food readily available so that you are able to avoid the potential dietary pitfalls of convenience…

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    28-11-2016

    Eat more, weigh less – that’s a common mantra at Atkins and it’s amazing how many people ask me if it’s normal for cravings, and preoccupation with food, to disappear after a week or 2 on Phase one. The answer is a resounding ‘yes’ as blood…

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    28-11-2016

    I realize that there is still a lot of confusion out there about Atkins, and particularly Phase 1. So I’ve decided to focus some basics in the blog post. After all, if you get off on the wrong foot, you may fall by the wayside before experiencing…

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    28-11-2016

    Most people who follow Atkins see a great initial loss as the body switches to burning fat for energy and this then settles into a steady weight loss pattern which works wonders for moral and keeping you motivated. However, every so often you…

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    28-11-2016

    Making the decision to lose weight is a big step – but it’s only the first step in your journey to better health. On the way to achieving any goal you’ll run into challenges. On the way to losing weight this might be cravings, resisting temptation…

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    20-11-2016

    Here’s what you need to know: the different types of fats, what fats to avoid, how much you should eat, and some recipe and cooking ideas.

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    17-11-2016

    A tidy combination of protein, fat and carbohydrate can be found in delicious and convenient nuts and seeds. They have been an important component of the human diet since the days when mankind survived as hunter-gatherers.

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    14-11-2016

    The workplace is a dangerous zone—carb-wise, and I’ve noticed a number of you discussing this on the Forums. How do you overcome the lure of doughnuts at coffee breaks, fast food lunches and tempting treats in vending machines?

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    31-10-2016

    It’s a common misconception that Atkins is a “high protein” diet when, in actual fact, there are guidelines for every phase which indicate that moderate amounts of protein foods should be eaten with each meal.

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    18-10-2016

    Numerous studies in a variety of settings show dramatic improvements in blood glucose control and blood lipids in type 2 diabetics consuming a low-carb diet (1-5).

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    12-10-2016

    Whether it's a fresh-baked cookie, a piece of chocolate, a hot slice of pizza or a plate of salty French fries, most likely you've had the intense desire to throw caution to the wind and indulge. So you give in, just once, only to find yourself…

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