Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Posting new blogs

I've been wanting to post new blog feeds but have been too busy lately. I've been working long hours and traveling quite a bit. I thought that I had two weeks off for Christmas but had to travel to go to a funeral. I'll be in Mexico next week, Indiana the next, and Nashville the next. I'm hoping that the following week I'll get time to add some more. So, if you sent me a blog to include, please be patient. I'll get to it as soon as I can.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Call for Blog Links

Well, I'm back after a one year of being off track. I'm hoping that you, my readers, can reply to this post with links to your favorite low carb blogs. If there's any that you really like that I've not included below, PLEASE tell me! Thanks, Big Daddy D.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Great Recipes

Scroll down, past this post to see the recent posts on my favorite low carb blogs.

Here's a list of low-carb recipes from my main blog... Comments are appreciated.

Main Course
Beef with Mushroom Gravy - 4 net carbs per serving
Better Carbquik Pot Pie - 5.5 net carbs per serving
Brandi's Breading for Frying - 1 net carb per serving
Brandi's Salmon Patties - 1 net gram per patty
Cheeseburger Pie - 2 net carbs per serving
Chicken Chimichangas - 6 net carbs per serving
Chicken Enchiladas - 3.7 net carbs each
Classic Meatloaf - 3.6 net carbs per serving
Crunchy Tacos - 0 net carbs per shell
Fettuccini Alfredo Impasta - 3.5 net carbs per serving
Fried Chicken (Pork Rind Version) - 1 net carb per serving
Kentucky Hotbrown - 8 net carbs per serving
Pizza Crust - 2.5 net carbs per slice
Salmon and Swiss Cheesecake 3.6 net carbs
Simply Chicken - 4 net carbs per serving
Simply Scallops - 10 net carbs per pound
Soda Pop BBQ Chicken - 4 net carbs per serving
Spaghetti - 4 net carbs per serving
Thin Crust Pizza - 8 net carbs per serving

Breakfast
Biscuits - 1 net carb each
Cheeseburger Pie - 2 net carbs per serving
Chipped Beef - 4.5 net carbs per serving
Cinnamon Streussal Flax Muffins - 2.5 net carbs per serving
French Toast - 3.5 net carbs per serving
Jicama hash browns - 5 net carbs per serving
Pancakes - 1.75 net carbs each
Salmon and Swiss Cheesecake - 3.6 net carbs per serving
Satisfying Biscuits & Gravy - 7 net carbs per serving

Appetizers and Salads
Buffalo Chicken Dip - 4 net carbs per serving
Bulgarian Shopska Salad - 2.5 net carbs per serving
Carb Freedom Fries w/ Bacon & Cheddar - 2 net carbs per serving
Cauliflower Salad - 2.9 net carbs per serving
Country Cucumbers - 1.5 net carbs per serving
Fried Green Tomatoes - 4 net carbs per serving
Guacamole Dip - 3 net carbs per serving
Rainbow Slaw - 4 net carbs per serving

Breads
Better Bread - 3 net carbs per serving
Biscuits - 1 net carb each
Cinnamon Streussal Flax Muffins - 2.5 net carbs
Cornbread - 5 net carbs per serving
Crepes - 0.5 net carbs each
Hamburger Buns - 0.4 net carbs
Pizza Crust - 2.5 net carbs per slice

Desserts
3 Minute Brownies - 3 net carbs per serving
3 Minute Lemon Cake - 3.5 net carbs per serving
Chocolate Mousse - 6 net carbs per serving
Cinnamon Streussal Flax Muffins - 2.5 net carbs per serving
Classic Cheesecake - 6 net carbs per serving
Coconut Macaroons - 0.6 net carbs per cookie
Crumb Crust for Desserts - 12 net carbs entire recipe
Divine Zucchini Cobbler - 9 net carbs per serving
Fried Icecream - 8 net carbs per serving
Lemon Birthday Cake - 7 net carbs per serving
Peanut Butter Mousse - 7.2 net carbs
Pecan Pie - 7.5 net carbs per serving
Pumpkin Cheesecake - 5 net carbs per serving
Strawberry Delight - 7.2 net carbs per serving
Strawberry Lemon Pie - 7.5 net carbs per serving
Yum Yum Salad - 6.25 net carbs per serving

Beverages
Hot Chocolate - 5 net carbs per serving
Lemonaid - 4 net carbs per serving
Vodka Highballs

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Best of June

First, I have added two new blogs. Both are your traditional blog journal style rather than information sources or news stories.

The first is called Seventy Left (see feeds list below). The author, Euge found the Atkins Nutritional Approach in 2004 at the heady weight of 455 pounds, and he has been flirting with having lost a full 200 pounds for over a year.


The second new blog feed is WeightAndSee. Nina and Michael are trying to lose about a quarter of a ton of weight between them. All while coping with a new marriage, lifestyle change to low carb/paleo, and a change of country (for Michael).


This month, I have been traveling extensively. I worked a few days in Nashville and three weeks in France. I brought my family to France with me. So, during the day I worked and during the evenings I was a tour guide. As a result, I've not read all of the posts on each of my favorite low-carb blogs. Of what I have read, my favorite posts for June were...



  1. All About Carbohydrate and Calorie Cycling & A Few Abs Articles To Boot on Kudos for Low Carb. Carol pulls together numerous articles on carb-cycling.


  2. Country Biscuits w/ White Gravy .... MLBF heads South on Mr. Low Body Fat's Blog. MLBF discusses travel issues ranging from airplane seatbelts to sampling regional foods.


  3. The American Way on The Bionic Broad's Low-Carb Blog. Ever notice how unhealthy everyone looks during their rush-hour commute?


  4. Reasons Dieters Get Stuck & Solutions - Number 2: Low Carb Verses Low Fat, Part 2 on Kudos for Low-Carb. Carol says, "I really cannot help but notice that the majority of low carbohydrate dieters I come in contact with say that they rarely or never reach goal." She discusses some potential causes and solutions.


  5. Is Your Low-Carb Honeymoon Over? on The Lighter Side of Low-Carb. Cleochatra discusses the frustration of long term low-carbing.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Best of May

    (Scroll down to see the blog feeds)
    Here's a list of blog posts that I enjoyed reading in May....

  1. Low-carb and calories on Health and Nutrition by Michael R. Eades, M.D. Dr. Mike explains why we often plateau after several months of successful low-carbing.
  2. Is it the Carbs... Or the Calories on Kickin' Carb Clutter. Vickie comments on Dr. Mike Eades' blog post on low-carb and calories. Do calories really make all the difference or does the metabolism's "adaptation" kick in or both?
  3. Nothing is Certain - Of This I am Sure on Low Carb Confidential. We low carbers might feel a bit alone in the world, but maybe it’s because we know we have to question everything - we have to think, and thinking is something most people avoid as much as possible.
  4. Sugar Addiction on Johnny Bowden's blog. This article discusses the reality of sugar addiction.
  5. I Found Gold on The Divine Low Carb. PJ says, "I have learned so, so much from low-carbing. Ironically, only some of the things I've learned have much to do with the carb count of foods."
  6. Zucchini Quiche... on Oh.2.B.Fit. Niki gives us a great summer recipe. I always plant zucchini in my garden and am anticipating another huge crop this year! I'm always looking for more recipes! You can't beat this low-carb veggie.
  7. Coca-Cola and Cargill Announce New All-Natural Sweetener on Healthy Low-Carb Living. Carol discusses a new breed of sweeteners: stevia, truvia, and rebiana.
  8. Another 33 Fabulously Fun Low-Carb Blogs on Livin' La Vida Low-Carb. Jimmy tells us about several low-carb blogs. Most appear to be fairly new.
  9. Who says Low Carb Doesn't Work? on Low Carb Lollygagging. Another success story.
  10. No Sweets for the Sweet from The Bionic Broad's Low-Carb Blog. A brief discussion on her personal experience regarding the lack of sugar cravings while low-carbing.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Added The Bionic Broad's Low-Carb Blog

I have added the feeds for The Bionic Braod's Low-Carb blog (thebionicbroad.blogspot.com). This blog is a bit newer than what I would normally add. But, the author is quite prolific and has some excellent things to say.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Best of April

Note: Blog feeds are below this post.

I have decided to start compiling a monthly list of my favorite posts (or podcasts) from other people's weightloss blogs. My choices are based on my personal whims and interests. Hopefully some of you will find them equally interesting.


The best of April:


  1. Unforseen Consequences of a Low Carb Diet from Wifezilla's Way. Social and marital issues related to dining with friends and family.
  2. Crazy Uncle Larry from Low Carb Confidential. Do you think of yourself as a crackpot? As crackpots go, we low carbers ... do stand out in a crowd, especially if we are at an event where food is being served - then it’s hard to hide.
  3. What Does Your Body Fat Percentage Mean? from Kudos for Low Carb. Knowing your body fat percentage is an important key to health.
  4. Stepping Into the Pasture, My First Encounter with Graze Anatomy from Low Carb Confidential. Apparently grass fed livestock has more nutrients than grain fed. I'd always grown up hearing how much better grain fed was. Once again, what we "know" is turned upside down.
  5. Cheat Day #2 from Kudos for Low Carb. Carol discusses her attempt at the "Cheat to Lose Diet". I really need to read this book. It reminds me a bit of the carb cycling experiments that my wife and I did last summer.
  6. Week#44: Down by another -2 lbs. for a total of -100 lbs. from Brian Cormier's LowcarbDude.com (that's 45 kilograms to you non-Americans). Does low carb work? Enough said! Congratulations dude.
  7. What Should We Change? from Hold the Toast Press. Dana discusses how critics often call low-carb a "fad diet".
  8. The Drinking Man's Diet from Low Carb Confidential. Discusses a low carb diet book that pre-dates Atkins.
  9. Stop this Crazy Merry-Go-Round or Hold My Hair Back from The Lighter Side of Low-Carb. This is a huge hodge-podge post. The best parts begin at the title "I am saying Goodbye to Atkins". Cleochatra describes Dr. Thompson's Low Glycemic Plan. She peaked my interest... So, I went right out and bought Dr. Thompson's book. Now, she recants in another post and goes back to Atkins! But really, doesn't low-carb imply a low glycemic load anyway?
  10. Drs. Mike and Mary Dan Eades Podcast Interview Part 1 (Episode 133) from The Livin La Vida Low-Carb Show. Topics include the Drs. Eades new book, middle age weightloss, fat vs. protein, and resistance training.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Whole"ier Than Thou

"Whole"ier Than Thou (http://lowcarbproduce.blogspot.com/) is a new low-carb blog that focuses specifically on vegetables. This blog has been around only a month now. I'm hoping that the author's enthusiasm won't fizzle out. I'll be keeping my eye on it and will likely add it to the feeds list in a few months. If you have time, go check it out and leave comments to encourage the author!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Re-Shuffle

I have once again changed the sequence of the feeds list. Anyone who has not posted in over a month has dropped to the bottom.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Added "Fear and Loathing in the Kitchen"

I have just added Tracy Bradley's blog titled "Fear and Loathing in the Kitchen".

Tracy describes herself as follows:

I'm a low carb, high fat, gluten and (formerly) dairy free foodie with a passion for dietary lore, history, theory, traditions and study. Changing my diet from whole grain-based and low-fat has, in addition to helping me shed extra poundage, vastly improved my physical and mental health. I believe our current nutritional and dietary information is hopelessly outdated and flawed, and has led many of us, through poor health and obesity, to both fear and loathe food, our bodies and ourselves. And that, like, totally sucks. Damn the man - eat real food!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Added Cleochatra's Blog

I have just added Cleochatra's blog, The Lighter Side of Low-Carb (cleochatra.blogspot.com). This blog's content is very similar to mine even down to the recipe list at the right hand side. I have not personally tried her recipes yet. But I will when I'm back on the band-wagon in April.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Added Wifezilla's Way

I am still off of the bandwagon... regardless, I am keeping tabs on my fellow low carb bloggers. I ran across this blog a while back and liked it.

Wifezilla's Way (http://wifezillasway.blogspot.com/) is similar to Big Daddy D's... it offers a wide variety of diet related topics as well as mouth watering recipes.

I am also doing a re-sort on blogs to send anything inactive for over a month to the bottom of my list.

Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb Blog