Dana Carpender

You know Dana Carpender from her popular cookbooks -- all 20+ of them, so far. A pioneer of the low-carb frontier, Dana has been fighting the low-fat lie since 1996 at HoldTheToast. She lives in Indiana with three dogs, a cat, a backyard full of chickens -- and, of course, That Nice Boy She Married, with whom she shares much bacon on a pleasant Sunday morning.

Ask Dana Carpender – Fear of

Reading your email over several times, the thing that jumps out at me is fear. You're afraid - afraid of food, afraid of getting out of control. And your way of containing that fear is to wall yourself off with your safe and familiar foods, to stay home, to stick to a single routine. It's become a ritual of protection.

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Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar by Dana Carpender

Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar Recipe by Dana Carpender. Asparagus hollers “Springtime!” – while it murmurs “Luxury and elegance.” It’s delicious, quick and easy to prepare, and takes to all sorts of easy variations. And, I’m pleased to tell you, asparagus is also one of the very lowest carb vegetables. A half-pound of asparagus – a fabulously generous serving – contains only 5 grams of carbohydrate, of which 2 grams are fiber, for a usable carb count of just 3 grams. This is one indulgence we can all afford to make more often!

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The reports of the death of Low-Carb has been greatly exaggerated

Dana Carpender talks about the supposed demise of low carb diets. It ain't true - Low-Carb diets are alive and well and making people alive and well. What are you doing at a low carb website? Didn't you know low carb is dead? It's soooo 2003! The pundits are ever so grateful that all that nonsense about cutting out pasta and potatoes in favor of meat and eggs has fallen by the wayside. It was a fad! It was so weird! Oh, sure, you lost a few pounds, but nobody could eat that way long term. And anyway, everybody knows that's unhealthy! Yeah, right...

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