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CarbSmart Magazine September 2013 Issue

CarbSmart Magazine serving the low carb community, has taken its digital presence to the Apple iPad, Google Android and Amazon Kindle tablets.

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.

Low Carb Christmas Meal Ideas


You survived a Low Carb Thanksgiving meal but Christmas and Hanukkah is coming. Here is our list of Low Carb Christmas Meal articles to help you with your holiday planning. Also, time to plan for your Low Carb New Years Resolutions.

Having a Positive Attitude on Your Low Carb Diet by Amy Dungan

Positive Thinking and the Low Carb Diet

As a general rule, I’m a pretty positive person. But something has happened in the last couple of years that has changed that. I’ve let life events, stress, and people crush my enthusiasm. Now, despite what happens to me, my response to that event is completely under my control. I alone am responsible for my reactions.

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:

Valentine’s Day Means More Than Low Carb Chocolates by Dana Carpender


Valentine’s Day, another holiday of ancient origin taken over by the sugar-mongers. Let’s see the hands: How many of you are thinking it’s just not Valentine’s Day without chocolates? Yeah, I thought so. I’ll continue my psychic act: How many of you are thinking “But chocolate makes you feel like you’re in love!

Can Exercise Be Fun? by Amy Dungan


An article caught my eye today and I had to do a double take. The gist of the piece was that if you are enjoying exercise, you aren’t doing it right. If you want to get technical, I supposed that may be true. I’m a fan of the Slow Burn method for building strength, but let me tell ya, It’s not fun. I don’t get up of a morning and think “I can’t wait to work my muscles until they hurt and my body feels like a blob of jelly!” So maybe we are only really working our muscles if we are doing something that is uncomfortable. I’ll concede it’s possible.

Belly Fat Cure Success with Amber


Amber Allen-Sauer is the author of the popular diet blog Me & Jorge. After years of struggling with her weight after the birth of her children, Jorge Cruise’s Belly Fat Cure program made a difference in her life more profound then weight loss. It completely changed how she looked at and interacted with food. Since then she couldn’t wait to spread the word of how going “low sugar” and eliminating artificial sweeteners can change your life.

Getting Enough Potassium on a Low Carb Diet by Dana Carpender


Bananas must have a killer press agent. Over and over folks ask, “But if I can’t have bananas on my low carb diet, where will I get potassium?” It is true that bananas are a pretty good source of potassium; one medium banana has 422 milligrams, or about 12% of the RDA of 3.5 grams. However, that banana also has 27 grams of carbohydrate, with only 3 grams of fiber, for a usable carb count of 24 grams – about half of my daily maximum carb intake, and more than the 20 gram upper limit for those of you who are in the induction phase of the Atkins diet. Clearly we can’t count on bananas for our potassium! But where will we get it?