Never Stop Training, Exercising or Being Active

CarbSmart Magazine October 2013

Never Stop Training, Exercising or Being Active by Valerie Berkowitz in the October 2013 issue of CarbSmart Magazine. As fall approaches so does the hustle and bustle of Back-to-school and “mom’s/dad’s” taxi service, the holiday season, cooler temperatures, and a million and one reasons to focus on everything and everyone but yourself. Think of it like being in the military. You have one choice, fight and win. There is no toleration for excuses. You need a mission and a strategy. {Read full article}

Studies Suggest Non-Caloric Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat


Think you are getting a jump-start to your day, and your diet, while sipping your skinny? Maybe, maybe not. Those non caloric artifical sweeteners could be doing you more harm than good.

I Have Insulin Resistance, Now What? (Part 3 of 3, Who Am I?)

Valerie Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Looking for the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance is only the beginning of the journey – there is a bigger issue. A major problem lies in the attitude and standards of practice for health care professionals. Valerie Berkowitz continues to look at her history with insulin resistance to help guide you to learn how to feed yourself with what your body really needs.

Causes and Symptoms of Insulin Resistance During Pregnancy (Part 2 of 3, Who Am I?)

Low Carb Pregnancy

In order to figure out my unexplained and substantial weight gain, my starting point of thought was “What is the underlying cause for this excessive weight gain during my pregnancy, and why was it so difficult to get it off?” Valerie Berkowitz shares part 2 of her personal story about her history with Dr. Atkins and how she learned about insulin resistance during pregnancy.

Who Am I? My Professional Life with Dr. Atkins & My Low Carb Pregnancy

Valerie Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Who am I? I am Valerie Berkowitz, a registered dietitian and super sleuth trying to figure out the details the doctors never told me about why I was so hungry and gained so much weight during what were supposed to be some of the happiest and most care-free times of my life.

Learning Moore from Jimmy: A Critique of Nutritional Ketosis by Valerie Berkowitz

Valerie Berkowitz, MS, RD, CDE, CDN

Jimmy gave us a lot to think about in his last post, My 5 Low-Carb Mistakes And How Nutritional Ketosis Rescued Me From Them. Nutrition expert Valerie Berkowitz gives her perspective and her four most important lessons learned from Jimmy Moore.

Necessary Nutritional Supplements for Those with a Metabolic Disadvantage by Valerie Berkowitz


Most of us understand the importance of adding a multivitamin and an Omega 3 supplement to our diet. But if you are at a metabolic disadvantage (an underlying condition that inhibits weight or health goals) you’ll need more support than just these two basics and here’s why: