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James Cordon Fat Shaming

Fat Shaming – Is It OK To Fat Shame Another Person?

On the September 6, 2019 episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, the 63-year-old, comedian ran a segment where he looked in the camera and told the world it is OK to fat-shame people who are overweight. Is it ever ok to fat-shame another human being? Is fat-shaming acceptable to you or your friends and family? Fat-shaming is bullying, plain & simple.

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High Carb Foods and Insulin Resistance

Insulin Resistance – Causes and the Benefits of Eating a Low-Carb Diet

Insulin resistance is a common medical condition and is extremely prominent in the overweight population. When someone is insulin resistant, their body no longer makes full use of the insulin produced by their pancreas. Insulin resistance is the reason why when some of us try to diet by reducing our calories but continuing to eat carbohydrates, we feel horrible and either don't lose weight or sometimes even gain weight. If you are insulin resistant, consumption of high levels of carbohydrates will cause your blood sugars to rise and will stimulate your pancreas to produce more insulin.

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Budget Low Carb - Mountains of Meatballs

Budget Low Carb – Mountains of Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Break out the crockpot folks, because comfort is in the air, and who doesn’t love a steaming bowl of meatballs (of any persuasion) cooked low and slow in the family slow cooker? Using the same basic ratio of primary meats and veggies, you can jazz up these meatballs to fit any cuisine. BLC brings you flavors of Italy, Switzerland and China with our classic Italian Mountain of Meatballs in Sauce.

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Italian Meatballs in Marinara Recipe

Low-Carb Italian Meatballs in Marinara Recipe

Serve Low-Carb Italian Meatballs as a side dish or over a bed of your favorite veggies and call it a meal. We love sautéed spinach, zoodles, cabboodles (cabbage noodles), and green beans. Simply give these veggies a brief sauté in garlic and olive oil and serve the meatballs and sauce over them with a spoon or two of Parmesan! Yummy!

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Low-Carb Swedish Meatballs in Brown Sauce

Low-Carb Swedish Meatballs in Brown Sauce

Low-Carb Swedish Meatballs in Brown Sauce are great meatballs to package and freeze for many different brown-gravy applications. Make, bake, portion, package and freeze on a tray. After frozen, place in a zip-top bag in the freezer and use as many as needed for individual servings. Way cheaper than store-bought meatballs plus you know what goes into them! Score!

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Low Carb / Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Low Carb / Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Recipe – Comfort Food Without All the Carbs

I recently visited my dad and he asked me to make a low carb/ Paleo chicken pot pie. This pie was a big hit with my family and it is perfect for fall. It is a great substitute for the high carb version most people grew up with and it won’t break your carb budget. This recipe is adapted from my Mediterranean Paleo Cooking: Over 150 Fresh Coastal Recipes for a Relaxed, Gluten-Free Lifestyle that I wrote with my husband who is a professional chef.

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Susie T. Gibbs Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

Low-Carb Chicken Bone Broth Recipe for Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting

Rich Low-Carb chicken bone broth soup forms the base for many soup recipes, or enjoy as a rich cup all by itself. When you have great bone broth, it's very easy to make delicious soups on the fly. It can be as easy as chopping up a bit of veg, adding leftover meats and poof, twenty minutes later...soup! Or it can be an involved slow-cook process, fortifying the soup with bone broth as the cooking liquid. Perfect for intermittent fasts and ketogenic days.

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Celebrating All of Your Low-Carb Holidays