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Hidden Sugar: 10 Unlikely Places Where Added Sugar is Lurking

Today, it is assumed that sugars are added to many of our foods to sweeten them and make them taste a little better. The sweetening of our diet has become something that we hear a lot about as it undoubtedly contributes to excess calories, promotes further intake, and adds on pounds. Despite more and more Americans opting for a “sugar free” lifestyle whereby we actively attempt to choose foods lower in sugar, Americans are still consuming more sugar than we should, 3-4 times more than recommended by the American Heart Association.

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Easy Dairy-Free Coconut Custard Pie Recipe from CarbSmart Grain-Free Sugar-Free Living Cookbook

Easy Dairy-Free Coconut Custard Pie Recipe from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook

Caitlin Weeks's Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian, Easy Dairy-Free Coconut Custard Pie recipe from CarbSmart Grain-Free, Sugar-Free Living Cookbook. "My Grandma makes a coconut pie in her blender with regular flour and it was always my favorite. I recreated her recipe using gluten-free and Paleo ingredients. I am crazy about coconut and I hope you like it too!"

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Low Carb Summer Libations by Dana Carpender

Summer party beverages are different than winter party beverages. Eggnog and other heavy, creamy drinks seem cloying now. And when you're playing in the sun, it's best to have a drink of modest potency, with a high water content. In other words, you want your beverages to refresh as well as relax.

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It’s Low-Carb Barbecue Time by Dana Carpender

Everyone loves barbecue! And at first glance, a rack of ribs or some barbecued chicken seems ideal for us low carb types. But there's a problem with virtually all commercial barbecue: the sauce. It's sugary. Often you'll get as much as 12 grams of sugar in a two-tablespoon serving - and who stops at two tablespoons? So it behooves us to learn how to turn out fabulous barbecue at home. I've always been a good cook, but until I learned the difference between grilling and barbecuing, I would try to grill ribs, and cremated them. Then I learned how to slow-smoke food. Now my ribs, chicken, even turkey, turn out succulent, smoky, and delicious every time.

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Celebrating All of Your Low-Carb Holidays

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What Is A Keto Diet? Keto Basics with Dana Carpender: What You Need to Know – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 8

What is a Keto Diet

This episode of the CarbSmart Podcast, hosted by Dana Carpender, explores the ketogenic diet—a low-carb, high-fat diet that aims to trigger ketosis in the body. Dana discusses the scientific principles behind ketosis, shares practical advice for adopting a keto lifestyle, and addresses common myths. Listeners will gain insight from Dana's personal experiences and professional knowledge, gaining tools to make informed dietary choices.

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How’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Remember Things Take Time – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 6

Things Take Time Podcast

So how are those Low-Carb New Year's resolutions coming? I'd like to add one to them if you don't mind. Be patient. Remember Things Take Time. Impatience is the death of most diet and exercise regimens, whether undertaken for the new year or at any other time. In our podcast, Dana Carpender examines the expectations of Low-Carb Resolutions and how to turn them into Low-Carb Reality.

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How to Succeed with Your Low-Carb Resolutions – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 5

How to Succeed with your Low-Carb Resolutions

I'm pretty sure I was supposed to have a flying car and a robot maid by now, but I'll settle for a healthy body and a happy life. How about you? I think it's the annual reminder of the relentless passage of time that makes New Year's Day a great time to to rededicate ourselves to achieving and preserving those things, in the interests of doing just that. Here are some suggestions for low-carb New Year's resolutions.

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2023 Low-Carb Alcohol Guide – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 4

Low-Carb Alcohol Guide Episode 4

Ring in the New Year without compromising your low-carb lifestyle with our comprehensive Low-Carb Alcohol Guide. Discover how to enjoy festive spirits and toasts while maintaining ketosis with our curated selection of keto-friendly drink options. Understand the carb count of various alcoholic beverages so you can enjoy a festive and guilt-free celebration. Let's toast to a healthy, happy, and low-carb New Year!

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Low-Carb Holiday Gift Giving – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 3

Low-Carb Holiday Gift Giving

Discover the joy of low-carb holiday gift-giving with CarbSmart! Dive into a treasure trove of creative ideas and thoughtful tips that will make your holiday season both merry and carb-conscious. Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for a low-carb enthusiast or seeking inspiration to treat your loved ones without compromising on health, this is your go-to guide. Tune in to explore a range of options that celebrate the festive spirit while staying true to a low-carb lifestyle.

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Refusing Holiday Food and Staying Low-Carb – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 1

Refusing Holiday Food & Staying Low-Carb

CarbSmart Podcast Episode 1: Refusing Holiday Food and Staying Low-Carb can be tough at first but you can do it to avoid the Food Pushers. The holidays are straight ahead, and with them piles and piles of carby junk, and worse, people nagging you to eat the stuff. Why so many people think that saying things like "But you have to eat it! It's traditional!" and "I worked all afternoon making it just for you" constitutes an expression of holiday goodwill, I have no idea, but sadly this behavior is all too common. You need to think ahead about how to respond to this sort of thing.

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Refusing Holiday Food and Staying Low-Carb by Dana Carpender

Refusing Holiday Food & Staying Low-Carb

The holidays are straight ahead, and with them piles and piles of carby junk, and worse, people nagging you to eat the stuff. Why so many people think that saying things like "But you have to eat it! It's traditional!" and "I worked all afternoon making it just for you" constitutes an expression of holiday goodwill, I have no idea, but sadly this behavior is all too common. You need to think ahead about how to respond to this sort of thing.

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