My Journey to Low Carb Part 2: Committing and Recommitting to Low Carb Eating


My first few days of low carb eating were incredibly easy. I found that I wasn’t as hungry as I used to be and I had more energy. I was propelled by adrenaline – excited to finally be trying something I was sure was going to work. In Tara Grant’s Journey to Low Carb Part 2, like many of us, she learned she had to commit and recommit to Low Carb Eating.

My Journey to Low Carb: Part 1: Did I have PCOS?


In her first column for CarbSmart, Tara Grant, Primal Girl, explores her history with sugar addiction and how after finding the right doctor to diagnose and treat her Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), she started her journey to better health. This journey includes the steps she took to the low carb lifestyle and eventually to refining it the Paleo/Primal way.

My Nutritional Ketosis Success: Is It The Calories Or The Ketones?

My Nutritional Ketosis Arguments

Jimmy Moore has lost over 60 pounds and normalized both his insulin and leptin levels by adopting Nutritional Ketosis in his Low Carb Lifestyle. But is his success due to the Nutritional Ketosis or because he’s naturally consuming less calories than he uses? Jimmy weighs in with his opinion based on his n=1 experiment.

Dr. Joe Leonardi’s Low Carb Success Story: Fat Then, Fit Now Part 1

Dr Joe Leonardi, Fat Then Fit Now

Dr. Joe Leonardi’s Success Story: Fat Then, Fit Now Part 1. Dr. Leonardi utilized his education and experience to put together an eating and exercise program to drop his weight from on obese 340 pounds to a fit 210 pounds. He has appeared on television, radio and internet programing discussing obesity related topics. He is now ready to help others live a life beyond obesity.

Doubling Down on Atkins: The Atkins Diet’s Missing Phase

Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times' TV Skeptic

In his first column for CarbSmart, Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times’ TV Skeptic adds a 5th phase to The Atkins Diet he calls “Doubling Down on Atkins” based on his own n=1 experiments and the n=1 experiments of Jimmy Moore, Dana Carpender, and Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt.

My 5 Low-Carb Mistakes And How Nutritional Ketosis Rescued Me From Them

My 5 Low-Carb Mistakes And How Nutritional Ketosis Rescued Me From Them

Today I want to share 5 mistakes I was making in my own low-carb plan that prevented me from reaching the needed level of nutritional ketosis.  Correcting these mistakes has helped me effortlessly shed 50 pounds (and counting!) in less than five months. This is not a comprehensive list of the common low carb mistakes.  However, these are worth a closer look  if you are struggling  with your weight and health goals. You might just be surprised!

Introducing Vanessa Romero, Healthy Living Enthusiast: Her Healing Journey

Vanessa Romero Summer 2012

This week we welcome Vanessa Romero of ‘Healthy Living How To’. In her first column for CarbSmart, she shares her inspirational journey of conquering adrenal fatigue with a healthy lifestyle and setting a course to better health for her and her family and giving back to help others.

The Secret to Long Term Low Carb Success


Getting started with low carb can be a little daunting for some people. In the midst of all of the options and questions, there is one thing that separates successful people from people that throw in the towel.