Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Online Low Carb Products

Jump down below this post to see the low-carb blog feeds....

I have been shopping at Netrition.com for about a year now. Without netrition.com, I would be running all over town trying to pick up key low-carb ingredients that are stocked in one local grocery store but not the others. Also, where I live, I don't have to pay any sales tax on my netrition.com purchases. The savings on taxes alone usually covers their low shipping charges.

The following are some hard-to-find low carb products that you can buy through netrition.com:

Carbquik - low carb baking mix similar to bisquik.
Almond Meal - great tasting flour.
Hazelnut Meal - another great tasting flour.
Aloha Nu Coconut Flour - this ingredient has tons of potential but is a bit tricky to work with. I'd like to see more people to experiment with coconut flour.
Flax Meal - flax is all the rage right now.
Vital wheat gluton - I consider this a great alternative to flour. But some people have trouble digesting it properly and others have allergies.
Soy Protein Powder (soy isolate)- Great substitute for flour. Plain has little to no flavor.
Soy Flour - This is simply ground soy beans. It works well as a flour replacement but has a funky soy taste that I consider too overpowering for most recipes.
Xanthan gum - Seems to work good making cookies chewie and not crumbly. Some people use to thicken liquids. I'm still experimenting with this ingredient.
Splenda Quick Pack - one packet = 1 cup of sugar. This form of splenda does not contain fillers and therefore is much lower in carbs than granular splenda.
Da Vinci Syrups - the low carb syrups offer a wide variety of flavors. Online low carbers can't seem to get enough of these.
Carb Counter brownie mix - pretty good low carb brownies.
Cinnamunch - Cinnamon pork rinds. These remind me of Taca Bell's cinnamon twists.
Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup - a little watery but better than no chocolate.
Heinz Ketchup reduced sugar or one carb - "one carb" and "reduced sugar" are different names for the same product.
Baja Bob's Sugar Free Margaritas and other mixers - Now tequila makes her clothes fall off in more ways than one.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Added Mr. Low Body Fat's Blog

I ran across a very interesting blog today: http://www.mrlowbodyfat.blogspot.com/ .

This man has lost over 100 pounds on a low-carb diet. He is down to about 10% body fat and is trying to develop a sixpack. The picture to the right says it all.

His blog has some great advise. Check it out!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Added Blog & Re-Sort

I have just added "The Incredible Shrinking Ladies" (http://shrinkingladies.wordpress.com/). I love the concept of multiple blog authors. This means that the blog life and posting frequency is not dependent upon a single author's varying level of interest. The focus is on weight loss, not necessarily low-carb. However, I think you will find many familiar low-carb bloggers.

Also, I have done my monthly re-sort of the blogs listed below. Anyone who has not posted in October has slipped down toward the bottom. My favorite blogs with October updates have floated to the top.

Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb Blog