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Recipe Links

I have been collecting links for recipe sites and have been adding them recently. They can be found at the bottom of every page on this site!

I hope you find them as informative as I have!

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LCHF/Atkins Induction

I have been doing a lot of reading the last few weeks. Some of the books I have read include “Good Calories, Bad Calories” and “Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It”, by Gary Taubes. I just recently finished “Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution”, 2002 edition.

Because I want to lose another ten to twenty pounds and have found it impossible to lose it and keep it off the last two years while following The Carbohydrate Addict's LifeSpan Program (CALP), I have slowly found myself following a high fat, high protein, low carbohydrate way of eating. Except for eating three meals a day as the Atkins diet suggests, my new way of eating is very similar.

Yesterday, 10.13.13, I decided to begin following Dr. Atkins two week induction phase. I now know that I can easily go without wheat and sugar, so my two weeks will be up before I know it. Dr. Atkins book suggests I eat three times a day but I am happy with the way I have been eating for the last five and a half years while following CALP, so I will limit my carbohydrates to 20 grams of vegetables and continue with what has been working for me.

The one thing I look forward to is after my two weeks of induction, I will begin the next phase of my Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL), which will then lead me to find my Critical Carbohydrate Level for Losing (CCLL). Eventually, I will find my Critical Carbohydrate Level for Maintenance (CCLM), and the rest will be history. Since all of these steps take weeks to figure out, I am curious to see how long it will actually take me to reach my CCLM!

I believe I have finally stumbled on what I have been searching for!

Getting Started With Low Carb Compatible

So how do I get started on this way of eating?

  1. Read our lasting lifestyle change guiding principals page.
  2. (Optional) Get a copy of the Hellers' Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program book. You can find used copies at most used book stores, or online on amazon. You can find them at thrift stores sometimes. Read the book.
  3. Sign up for an account on
  4. Visit our forum and ask questions.
  5. Share your experiences on, by writing blog posts or forum entries.
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The Glutton's Diet

Josh Ozersky, writing in Time Magazine online edition, describes his new diet. Down 22 lbs. in four months (he said he was inching towards 'three bills', which I assumes means 300 lbs. before starting the diet).

Guess what? He's watching his carbs and not depriving himself:

4. Have a Sausagefest
The one thing I more or less had to stick with was being a hawk on carbs.
The main thing I did was fill the refrigerator with high-quality meat treats[.]
5. Use a Release Valve
Despite the anorexic motto, "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels," a dieting fat person needs regular fixes, life-giving pleasure boosts to keep them from obsessing about egg foo yung.

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Low-carb fried chicken breast fillets with Pecorino Romano cheese crust and sauteed mushrooms

Here's a quick and easy meal I threw together tonight. We had two chicken breasts and a package of sliced mushrooms in the fridge, waiting to be prepared... but we didn't know what to make.

Teri suggested that I make some kind of grilled herbed chicken dish with jack or mozzarella cheese and sauteed mushrooms. That got me thinking... I remembered that I had just purchased a big wedge of Pecorino Romano cheese... so this is what I came up with.

This recipe makes nice, crispy fried chicken breasts, with a crunchy Romano cheese crust - it's reminiscent of old-fashioned fried chicken, because the cheese has a nice crispy crunch to it, and Romano cheese is fairly salty so it brings out the natural flavor of the chicken breast fillets. Best of all, the finished dish is very low-carb. Even if you decide to add whipping cream or milk to the egg, very little of it ends up on the finished dish, so I'd say it doesn't add much in the way of carbs. The Romano cheese is low in carbs, too. Everything else is zero-carb if I'm not mistaken.

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Dredging chicken fillets in egg batter mixture
Dredging chicken fillets in grated Romano cheese
Adding chicken fillets to skillet
Low-carb fried chicken breast fillets with pecorino romano cheese crust
Chicken breast fillets with pecorino romano cheese crust ready to be served
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3.22.10, Low Carb Diet Journal

Sunday, 3.21.10


CM: 2 cups of black coffee
CM: Pork chop and green beans w/vinaigrette
RM: Salad of romaine w/bacon, cheddar cheese, celery, & ranch, mushroom chicken, and a dark chocolate almond cluster

80 oz.

Option #1
GTF Chromium

Option #2
Callanetics, 10 Years Younger in 10 Hours!
I completed 1 hour!
2009: 23 hours
2010: 25 hours
March goal: 14 hours
9 out of 14 completed!

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11.11.09, Low Carb Diet Journal

Tuesday, 11.10.09

CM: 2 cups of black coffee
CM: Pork chops and green beans w/vinaigrette
RM: Salad of romaine w/avocado, & ranch, tri tip, bell peppers, and dark chocolate

80 oz.

Option #1
GTF Chromium

Option #2
120# Bench Press
120# Seated Lat Rows
120# Crossover Rear Deltoid Rows
120# Biceps Curl
120# Triceps Pushdown
120# Leg Extension
120# Standing Low Back Extension
150# Seated Abdominal Crunch

My dog was outside and wanted to come into the house around 4 a.m. Since it was so early I tried to get back to sleep but I was unable to. I turned on the television and placed my chair into the reclining positon after grabbing my blanket to cover up with. I attempted to fall asleep but finally gave up and grabbed my computer.

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8.09.09, Low Carb Diet Journal

Saturday, 8.08.09
CM: 2 cups of black coffee
RM: (Restaurant) Caesar salad, pizza w/chicken, garlic, and spinach
CM: Pork chops and cucumber

Option #1
GTF Chromium

Option #2
Day Off!

Bowflex is usually scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays are my normal days off. I made that schedule because weekends can get busy and having the option of moving it to Sundays is comforting.

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News flash - Another study confirms: low fat diets not as effective as low carb diets

Low fat diets are not the best way to lose weight according to a new study.

The research which looked at more than 300 obese people found those who stuck to a Mediterranean or low carbohydrate diet lost more weight over two years.

Low fat diets are the most commonly recommended diets in the UK to help people lose weight, and also to reduce the risks of heart disease and cancer.

However, researchers led by a team at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel, found those on a Mediterranean diet lost on average 60 per cent more weight.

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