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Amy Dungan is a low carber, writer and photographer residing in Illinois with her husband and two children. Having written for a variety of internet publications, she currently serves as Webmaster and Features Editor at CarbSmart. She also writes for and runs the popular Healthy Low-Carb Living website. In her free time she enjoys embarrassing her kids in public, spending time with her husband, and contemplating the true meaning of bacon. You can email Amy at

Six Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness: Learning to be Kind to Yourself

Six Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness

We often talk about showing love to others, especially as Valentine’s Day approaches, but rarely consider the topic of showing love to ourselves. Enjoy the here and now. Participate in life fully with those you love. Six easy steps on the road to self appreciation and love.

Cereal Killers Movie Review Supports the Low Carb Lifestyle

Cereal Killers Movie Review by Amy Dungan

The film follows Donal–a lean, fit, seemingly healthy 41 year old man–on a quest to hack his genes and drop dead healthy by avoiding the heart disease and diabetes that has afflicted his family. When Kevin suffered a heart attack later in life, family and friends were shocked. How does a lean, fit and seemingly healthy man–who has sailed through cardiac stress tests–suddenly fall victim to heart disease? Can a controversial diet consisting of 70% fat provide the answers?

Low Carb Success Story Misty Humphrey

Low Carb Success Story Misty Humphrey

While Misty was a little overweight as a child, maybe 15 or 20 pounds, her biggest challenge as a youngster was her battle with Attention Deficit Disorder, slight tics, and compulsive behavior tendencies. Looking back, she now realizes her life could have been much different had her doctors and parents had understood the importance of nutrition in relation to these issues.

The Gift Of Low Carb Food

CarbSmart Magazine December 2013

Sometimes a gift of food hits the spot with your special someone. Maybe they are a true-blue foodie. Or maybe they struggle to find that perfect take-along snack. Or maybe it’s just as simple as them loving a specific vittle so much, that a gift of it would be just the thing this holiday season. Whatever the reason, we all love food and giving someone such a gift can certainly score points on the brownie-scale. (Sugar-free of course!)