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Low Carb Cabbage Stir Fry Recipe

 

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This cabbage stir fry is what we had for dinner tonight and it was great, plus easy, the two requirements for grub in this house. I can’t say it looks all that appetizing, but trust me, it is.

Altogether, it takes about 10 minutes to make, between the cutting and frying. The veggies can all be substituted for whatever you like – the main part is the cabbage and protein, which can be eggs, chicken, pork or some other meat. Rabbit would make it a low carb low fat dinner and rabbit tastes great!
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A Weight Loss Milestone Today

low carb success storyI have struggled with weight for years.  When I got married, nearly 9 years ago, I started gaining and gaining.  Altogether, I gained 45 pounds over the years.  Between pregnancies and raising kids, my weight fluctuated wildly but I never saw that pre-marriage weight again.

My husband went to work out of state in August and I started eating better.  Today, I stepped on the scale and I am finally back to my pre-marriage weight!  Since he left, I have lost a total of 29 pounds now, and boy does it feel great.  I was overweight then, too, but a lot less overweight.  Now, it doesn’t seem like I have that far to go.
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What’s Your Excuse?

What's your excuse for not staying on track?Countless well-meaning people start diets or try to stop a bad habit, only to fail shortly after takeoff.  The reasons for this are as varied as the people behind them, but how often is the excuse really valid?

I smoked for 13 years, watching my mother, uncle, grandma and grandpa all die from smoking.  Despite that, it wasn’t until I thought of telling my firstborn I wouldn’t be around to see him grow old that I was finally able to kick the habit.  When I started eating low carb, I weighed 202 pounds.  Over the past few years, I’ve lost and gained, gained and lost and am on a losing streak (in a good way!) again right now, down to about 160.  Through all this addiction — to sugar, to cigarettes — I gave myself all kinds of “good” excuses as to why I could keep going for just one more cupcake…one more cigarette.
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Low Carb for the Holidays: Tips for Staying on Track

Low Carb treats for the holidays - it can be done!Ugh, this is such a hard time of the year to stay on track with a low carb diet.  In our house, we also have all three kids’ birthdays lumped up together this time of year, making it even more difficult to be good.  It’s not even Christmas and I’m all carbed out!

One thing I’ve noticed, call it a blessing if you will, is that the longer you stay on a low carb diet, the less you even want to eat all that junk food.  It makes it easier to say “no” when temptation hits, but it’s almost a loss to be mourned when you consider that most of us started out enjoying a lot of those favorite comfort foods.

It’s difficult to make good choices when most of the options at holiday parties are sweets and high carb foods, so here are some tips to help you make the most of your low carb diet during the holidays.

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Weekly Diabetes News: Heart Disease Risk, Metformin the Wonder Drug and Good Old Meat

it´s whats for dinnerWhat do meat, Metformin and heart disease have in common?  They’re all showing up in diabetes headlines this week, and for good reason.  Could meat really be connected to diabetes?  Will Metformin, the wonder drug, shine again through this new research?  Read on to see the top diabetes news stories for the week. Continue reading “Weekly Diabetes News: Heart Disease Risk, Metformin the Wonder Drug and Good Old Meat”

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Green Beans and Sausage: The Easiest Low Carb Dinner Ever

I’m just going to put this out there and say that I am a lazy cook. By the end of the day, with three small kids, I want something quick and easy.

This low carb dinner recipe is exactly that, taking about 10 minutes from start to finish – it takes less time than going through the drive through for fast food and has approximately 5% of the guilt!  Plus, it’s kid friendly, even the baby loves it!

At 13 grams of carbs per serving, this is a complete one-skillet dinner meal for those days when you just can’t stand the thought of cooking. Continue reading “Green Beans and Sausage: The Easiest Low Carb Dinner Ever”

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The Best of Low Carb Pizza Recipes

Meatza. With meat sauce.Low carb dieters are creative.  There’s no end to the fun, delicious ways they come up with to create low carb options of their favorite foods.  Low carb pizza is a great example – have you seen some of the amazing, mouth-watering recipes out there?  This low carb pizza recipe roundup showcases the best free recipes on the web, giving you great ideas to implement in your own low carb kitchen. Continue reading “The Best of Low Carb Pizza Recipes”

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Low Carb Bread: The Definitive Guide

Miniature Food Bread BasketWhen you start eating low carb, bread is probably one of the things you miss the most.  I know I sure did.  While you can indulge in regular bread on occasion, it tends to take up a lot of your carb allotment without adding much in the way of nutritional value.  Fortunately, companies are hearing our pleas and more and more low carb bread options are becoming available.

This guide will show you some of the best options for store bought low carb bread, as well as give you links to low carb bread mixes you can make yourself. Continue reading “Low Carb Bread: The Definitive Guide”

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Yacon Syrup: More Than Just a Low Carb Sugar Substitute

In the quest for the best diabetic food, I recently came across perhaps one of the most powerful, natural diabetic super foods: yacon.  Yacon syrup, in particular, is a great sweetener that  can be used in cooking just like molasses or honey.  Research suggests that yacon can not only help manage blood sugar, but also significantly reduce body weight.  Not only that, but it can also lower cholesterol and is indicated in studies to be particularly effective as an antioxidant to help fight diabetes.  If all that weren’t enough, yacon also contains a prebiotic, encouraging growth of beneficial bacteria to help improve gut function.

What is Yacon?

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