CarbSmart Magazine Is Now Available in Apple’s iTunes Newsstand

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Updated 9/19/13

FAQ ABOUT CARBSMART MAGAZINE:

  • If you have a Customer Service issue with the iPad version of CarbSmart Magazine start here.
  • Downloadable PDF versions of the March 2013 thru May 2013 issues are now available. We will have the June, July/August, & September issues available soon. Due to the lack of technology options to manage a subscription service for the downloadable PDFs, we can not offer subscriptions to the downloadable PDFs.
  • We are still actively working on the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Android tablet versions which we hope to have ready in August 2013. We will have all back issues available. It takes a little extra time to create these versions.
  • There will not be a printed edition. The economics of printing and distributing a physical version of the magazine is just not possible.
  • We will announce it on this web page and in the newsletter when these versions are available.

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CarbSmart Magazine September 2013 Issue: Cholesterol Clarity & Breast Cancer Awareness MonthCarbSmart Magazine, the trusted and popular online publication that serves the low carb community, has taken its digital presence to the Apple iPad. The first iPad edition of CarbSmart Magazine launched Sunday, March 17, 2013.

To read the magazine, readers will need an iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. A Kindle Fire edition and a Google Android Tablet edition are expected to be on the market soon.

  • A single issue is available for only $3.99.
  • Monthly subscriptions are $1.99, renewed automatically each month.
  • An annual subscription is $19.99, renewed automatically at the end of 12 months.

The launch of CarbSmart Magazine on the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle Fire, and Google Android Tablets heralds a shift in how easily people can incorporate a healthy, low carb diet into their busy, daily lives.

Publisher Andrew DiMino says the excitement at CarbSmart has been building for several months. “We’ve been working on this for some time now and we’re delighted to see our team’s cumulative efforts come together with the launch of our first edition for the iPad.”

The magazine’s interactive, easy-to-use interface provides a colorful, engaging layout that lets readers view the magazine in both portrait and landscape mode, as well as flip through the magazine’s pages in four directions. Pop-ups provide additional gems of helpful low carb news and information.

CarbSmart Magazine’s readers can communicate with DiMino, the magazine’s writers, and CarbSmart community members by tapping on the “Comments” buttons located at the end of each article. They can also share with their own social networks on both Facebook and Twitter.

“Our focus,” says Managing Editor Dana Carpender, “is to cover topics that help our readers successfully use and benefit from a low carb diet. We want to help them incorporate healthy living into every aspect of their daily lives, including travel.” Carpender, a well-known expert in the low carb community, is the author of 17 cookbooks, including 500 Paleo Recipes and Fat Fast Cookbook.

In addition to low carb articles, Carpender will contribute as a columnist for the magazine, writing the already popular column “Dana’s Kitchen,” which provides new and exclusive low carb recipes.

Other monthly features include: Susie T. Gibbs’ Budget Low Carb Cooking; How to Improve Your Health Markers While Managing Your Weight; Holiday and Travel Tips; book, movie, and restaurant reviews from a low carb perspective; and exclusive interviews with leading, low carb physicians, researchers, nutritionists, and other low carb luminaries.

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  1. says

    I AM EXCESSIVELY OVERWEIGHT AND MY DOCTOR HAS TOLD ME THAT IM GOING TO HAVE TO GET ON A LOW CARB DIET BEFORE I HAVE MAJOR HEALTH ISSUES, I CANT AFFORD TO GO BUY LOW CARB COOKBOOKS AND LL THAT IM ON LIMITED INCOME, DO OU HAVE A LOW CARB COOKBOK THAT YOU CAN SEND ME THAT WILL NOT COST ME ANYTHING? IF SO I WOULD LOVE IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH

    • Dawn says

      I found (500 Low Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender) at a second hand book store. It can be hard to find low carb books second hand, as people don’t give them up as often a regular books. It’s a great book, which was not a surprise. The old owner had written little notes throughout. Always a sign of a well used cookbook. I also have to eat gluten free and it’s easy to convert any recipes that need converting.
      There are also several websites with low carb recipes.

    • Dana Carpender says

      Alana, as a librarian’s daughter, my best advice to you is to go look at your library. You should find cookbooks in the 600s, but a reference librarian would be happy to help you find specifically low carb cookbooks. It’s also good to know that if your library doesn’t have a specific cookbook you’d like to try, you should be able to get it through interlibrary loan — theoretically, any public library can get any book in any other public library in the nation, though it may take a few weeks. I’ve never been charged for this.

      And yes, there are lots of great low carb recipes online. Google is your friend! So is Facebook; go join a bunch of low carb Facebook groups. This will serve a dual purpose, both as a supply of recipes and a tremendous source of support.

      One more thought: A lot of people think low carb has to be expensive. It does not. Some of my favorite low carb foods include chicken legs and thighs — sometimes on sale as low as 69c/pound around here — pork shoulder and pork shoulder steaks (I recently got a pork shoulder for $1.59/pound. Those suckers slow-cook like a dream, and yield several days worth of food), cabbage, turnip, tuna — all quite inexpensive. Too, things like cold cereal are extremely expensive, especially considering the impact on the body. I have long considered cold cereal to be a conspiracy to get people to spend $4/box for 15c worth of grain and sugar.

      And remember: Anything that makes you fat, tired and sick wouldn’t be cheap if they were giving it away.

      Welcome to the wonderful World of Low Carb! We have more fun here than you’ve been led to expect.

  2. Mary says

    There are several yahoo groups that deal with low carb recipes. There are also low carb recipe websites that you can find just by putting low carb recipes into your search engine. Your public library should have some low carb books available as well. Good luck.

    • Dana Carpender says

      There is no one “best” low carb flour; it depends on what you’re making. For quick breads, cookies and the like, I generally use a combination of almond meal — Bob’s Red Mill packages this, and your grocery store may well carry it — and vanilla whey protein powder, available at GNC stores everywhere, and also at health food stores. (I generally use Designer Whey brand, but haven’t had a problem with other brands.)

      Coconut flour is gaining in popularity, but there’s a definite learning curve involved. Coconut flour is very high in fiber, so it absorbs moisture like a whole cabinet full of sponges. This means you need a lot of moisture; most coconut flour recipes call for vast numbers of eggs. Take a look at Bruce Fife’s book on baking with coconut flour if you’d like to try it. Coconut flour is available at health food stores.

  3. Dora Rosen says

    Hey Andrew, what about those of us who don’t own ipads or other trendy tablets? You’re leaving out a large part of your readership! This seems rather elitist to me, not to mention short-sighted. How about making it available in PDF format on your website? Think of all the additional subscriptions you could sell.

    • says

      Hi Dora, that is the first time I have been called elitist.

      We currently do not have a downloadable version but we are considering it for the future.

      We will not have a print edition. Print magazines have been cutting back their budgets and are actively converting to digital formats. The truth is that it is EXTREMELY expensive to create and distribute print magazines and I believe soon we will see far less printed magazines. Digital editions for iPad, Google Android and Amazon Kindle Fire are the present and future of magazine publishing.

      Sincerely,
      Andrew

    • says

      Richard:

      We will not have a print edition. Print magazines have been cutting back their budgets and are actively converting to digital formats. The truth is that it is EXTREMELY expensive to create and distribute print magazines and I believe soon we will see far less printed magazines. Digital editions for iPad, Google Android and Amazon Kindle Fire are the present and future of magazine publishing.

      Sincerely,
      Andrew

  4. Heather D says

    Will the magazine be available as a download to a computer? I don’t have any Apple products and have an older Kindle, not Kindle Fire. Sure hope this will be available somehow.

    • says

      Hi Heather:

      We currently do not have a downloadable version but we are considering it for the future.

      We are going to have the Google Android version and an Amazon Kindle Fire version very soon. It takes a little longer to create them and get them on Android Marketplace and Amazon Newsstand but we are actively converting them.

      We will not have a print edition. Print magazines have been cutting back their budgets and are actively converting to digital formats. The truth is that it is EXTREMELY expensive to create and distribute print magazines and I believe soon we will see far less printed magazines. Digital editions for iPad, Google Android and Amazon Kindle Fire are the present and future of magazine publishing.

      Sincerely,
      Andrew

      • Ann says

        So gald to hear! Just looked for it on my kindle, and will look for an announcement when it is available.

        For the lady looking for recipe help – I have found that Laura Dolson at Low Carb Diets on About.com to be very good with advice for beginners and recipes – I’m trying low carb lemon curd right now! http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/ of course there are so many more sites – and you find the ones that fit best for your cooking style! Lots of books in the library – or try inter-library loan if it’s avalable in her state.

      • Cathy says

        Great for the Amazon Kindle version. You can get a Cloud Reader from Amazon to read on your PC or an Amazon Reader app for your Android Tablet. That ought to take care of the rest of us that don’t have an iPad. I await your Kindle version.

  5. Val says

    Will you consider selling the magazines like Diane Carpenter’s Fat Fast cookbook? I bought it and downloaded it with no problems. I can’t get to this valuable information any other way!

    • says

      We currently do not have a downloadable version but we are considering it for the future.

      We are going to have the Google Android version and an Amazon Kindle Fire version very soon. It takes a little longer to create them and get them on Android Marketplace and Amazon Newsstand but we are actively converting them.

      Sincerely,
      Andrew

      • Kelli Wood says

        Glad to hear about the Android and Kindle versions. I’m always baffled that so many people put out iVersions first when Androids out number iStuff. Then add in Kindle. Ah, well, that’s a discussion about marketing, branding, and so many other things!

        YEA Android and Kindle; I’ll subscribe when those show up. Do you have a mailing list i can subscribe to for notification of the dates those will drop?

  6. Judy smith says

    If you are putting out information like that it should be available to everyone, not just those who are wealthy enough to have the latest gadgets. It would be great if it was available in print. The marketing alone would more than pay for the publishing costs. There are plenty of people out there are totally lost on how to lose weight and not starve.

    • says

      Hi Judy,
      We are trying to make this available to everyone, it’s just a slow, expensive, and somewhat difficult process. As for a print format, the expense is extremely large for such an endeavor. (Hence why the 3 other in-print low carb magazines published in the past all went belly up.) I am sincerely hopeful that the situtation will change and we can offer more in the future.

  7. says

    FAQ ABOUT CARBSMART MAGAZINE:

    • We are still working on the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Android tablet versions. It takes a little extra time to create these versions.
    • We are considering creating a downloadable PDF version but it also takes a long time to produce.
    • There will not be a printed edition. The economics of printing and distributing a physical version of the magazine is just not possible.
    • We will announce it in the newsletter when these versions are available.
  8. Martyn says

    I understand why you do not print your magazine. But I do not understand why you do not make a PDF version. When I was a technical writer, we had software that would easily convert FrameMaker or XML
    documents or both nto PDF documents seamlessly and quickly. That was many years ago; surely things have become much more adept now. There are many of us who do not use the tablets and ereaders such as the Kindle, Nook, and Android. Many of us, just use a laptop computer or even a desktop, both of which can have much larger screens
    Martyn

    • says

      Updated 7/9/13
      FAQ ABOUT CARBSMART MAGAZINE:

      • We are almost finished creating the downloadable PDF versions of the May thru June issues. We will be publishing them in the month of July.
      • We are still actively working on the Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Android tablet versions but we will be ready in August 2013. We will have all back issues available. It takes a little extra time to create these versions.
      • There will not be a printed edition. The economics of printing and distributing a physical version of the magazine is just not possible.
      • We will announce it on this web page and in the newsletter when these versions are available.
  9. Dora Rosen says

    I’m happy to hear that you are finally going to publish the magazine in PDF format, so it will be available to everyone…not just to those who own some kind of digital tablet. I had originally suggested the PDF format back in March, when you first announced the digital magazine. Like Martyn, the previous writer, I was (and still am) puzzled as to why this seemed so problematic to you. As a graphic designer, I can tell you that PDFs couldn’t be faster or easier to create! I can’t imagine why you say this is such a “slow, expensive and difficult” process! Any graphic designer worth his (or her) salt could tell you it’s a breeze! There are many methods, depending on which application the pages were created in, but none of them are particularly difficult or complicated.

  10. Susan Lankford says

    I bought a year’s subscription…..how many issues are there per year? There was a March, April, May, and June….but no July! Thx!

    • says

      A yearly subscription is 12 issues. We just published the July/August issue. If you go to the iTunes Newsstand, you can download the issue.

      Even though we are calling the current issue “July/August” you will still receive 12 issues as part of your subscription.

      Sincerely,
      Andrew

  11. Melanie Cross says

    Hello! I downloaded your Fat Fast Cookbook and there’s a lot of great advice and recipes to try out. I plan on shopping and starting tomorrow! :)

    Few questions if you wouldn’t mind:
    1. When doing the Fat Fast, is there a limit of carbs per day? Or just go by calories/fat?
    2. Why is the protein so restricted in the Fat Fast portion? Couldn’t you use a low-carb whey protein as a supplement (I use one which is 100 cal/2 carbs/25 g protein per serving)?
    3. Noodle/pasta: You use shirataki noodles in all of your pasta recipes (never tried them before), but have you ever used DreamFields pasta, which claims to have 5 net carbs per serving? It tastes like traditional pasta, but just not sure the claims are true about the carb count.
    4. No mention of almond milk in your recipes – can you sub for coconut milk?
    5. How is dark chocolate with sugar okay to eat daily? This is good news for me since I have a hard time digesting sugar alcohol, which cuts out a lot of low-carb treats for me.
    6. You mention Stevia liquid products – is Truvia sweetner (powdered) also okay to use? Ever cooked with powdered Truvia?

    Thanks again – I’m inspired to get these last pounds off for good!

    Cheers, ~ Melanie

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