Introducing Emily Dewey, Holistic Health Coach

Emily Dewey

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!

CarbSmart Magazine Is Now Available in Apple’s iTunes Newsstand

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.

Movie Review: Forks Over Knives

Forks Over Knives Movie

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.

Low Carb Success Story Kent Altena by Amy Dungan


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.

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.

More Low Carb Thanksgiving Tips by Dana Carpender


Low Carb Thanksgiving Dinner can be a blessing or a curse. I still think that if you are going to have an Indulgence, you should indeed do so very infrequently, and that it is imperative to plan for it. It’s the question of whether it’s actually a good idea to accept this and build it into one’s dietary life that I now question. Dana Carpender shares more Low Carb Thanksgiving tips and recipes for getting through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Low Carb Success Story: Debbie Cusick 125 lbs. Lighter & Healthier


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.

Review: Atkins Day Break Cherry Pecan Bars by Amy Dungan


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.

Questions About Coconut Flour & More by Dana Carpender


Hello Dana, I am a big fan of your cookbooks, but I have a question, can your substitute coconut flour for pumpkin seed meal and almond meal?