Hello low-carb cronies, Atkins admirers, Paleo pals! So happy to be joining you here at CarbSmart. I am excited to share my love of all things Paleo-tastic with you, and hopefully provide some insight into this similar, yet different approach to weight-loss and wellness gains!
You may be asking yourself why a low-carber such as myself is reviewing an obvious vegetarian-biased movie. The answer – because I was asked to, and I was curious. It’s true, I love my bacon. But I’m always interested in what others have to share in regards to health and diet. I was sure I could learn something from this film.
If you want true inspiration, you need look no further than Kent Altena. Eight years after starting Atkins, Kent is still literally half the man he used to be. In 15 months he’d shed 211 pounds and reached his goal. He’s since rejoined the National Guard and has become a volunteer firefighter and EMT. He’s also an active runner and has completed a number of marathons.
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.
The hardest thing about writing – well, the hardest thing about writing is getting one’s act together to sit down and do it. Or, as the old joke goes, the hardest part of writing is application – applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair. And now that we all write on internet-connected computers instead of typewriters (Children, a typewriter was an abysmally stupid word processor with no cut-and-paste, no “undo,” no delete, and no multiple copy capability. I learned to type on one.), there is also the challenge of forcing one’s self to actually write, rather than check Facebook, or read the latest advice columns.
This month’s source of inspiration comes from a sweet lady named Debbie Cusick. Debbie, retired from IBM, resides in Florida with her dog Flo, and three cats who graciously allow Debbie and Flo to bask in their presence. She’s a birdwatcher, avid reader of mysteries, involved in choral singing and working with Flo, whom she hopes to eventually enter into obedience and/or agility competitions with in the near future. Another hobby of Debbie’s is pastel painting. And let me tell you, this lady has some talent. She also has the talent of inspiring others. Today, you’ll see why.
One of the biggest lamentations I hear about low-carb living is the lack of convenience foods. If you have a job or schedule that requires you to constantly be on the go, it can be a challenge. You can pre-cook a lot of food and keep it in a cooler near by, but that doesn’t always work out either. For those that don’t mind a little “frankenfood” now and then, you do have the options of products like Atkins Day Break Cherry Pecan Bars.
A gourmet raspberry syrup that is perfect for low carb dieters, diabetics or anyone watching their sugar intake! A rich and flavorful topping for any low carb dessert or the perfect addition to your low carb pancakes or crepes. The perfect mix of real fruit and xylitol will make you feel good about this syrup.