Friday, November 27, 2009

Google Wave Invites Available for..

My 8 Invites are going to go the 8 people on my Low-Carb-Counter mailing list that will promise to interact the most about their low carb diet or any diet journey they are on.


Google Wave is a new very cool realtime collaborative tool that lets people share and interact at the same time.


Because for weight loss people are much more successful when they work together as a team and support each other. Think Biggest Loser and it would be hard to argue that teamwork is not a great help for diet success.


Maybe you !

If you email me soon and explain briefly how you plan to be part of one of the newest FREE collaborative approaches to weight loss !

If you are already using Google Wave and would like to be added to my contact list to be part of this collaboration please email me your Google Wave address.

If you are reading this blog post and wondering how to join my email list. Simply visit and put in your name and email or click on the moving icon in the sidebar.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Low Carb Counter Update

Made a big update of today so I would like to give people some of the links that might interest them:

For low carb> foods to eat to lose weight
General information about high protein low carb diets
I think that fastest way to lose weight is Atkins an that is how to lose weight quickly .

Many more pages and opportunities for people to find out about the details of the Atkins diet.

Monday, November 23, 2009

High Protein Low Carb Diet Plan

High Protein Low Carb diet plan for free. Plus some really great articles about the benefits of a high protein low carb diet plan.

High Protein, Low Carb Diet Plan - The Lowdown

By Erick Ndege

Many are now following a high protein low carb diet plan hoping that they will be able to lose weight by doing so. Indeed, many people have already benefited and have lost weight already by following this kind of diet. A high protein, low carb diet plan generally consists of lean meats such as chicken and fish. In this kind of diet, starchy foods such as potatoes, rice, breads and noodles are avoided. If you are planning to follow a high protein low carb diet plan then consider the following pointers.

Consult your doctor first: Before you start a high protein, low carb diet plan, you may want to get a doctor's advice. Though this diet is generally healthy, you might have a health condition that requires a low protein diet. A doctor can recommend you to a nutritionist who can design a personalized meal plan for you.

Watch out for mood changes: People who follow a high protein diet often experiences drastic mood changes. So if you have a tendency to be moody to begin with then this type of diet might not be for you.

Intellectual capacity: A diet that contains high proteins with fewer carbs may affect your intellectual capacity. People who have followed this diet have reported a slight reduction in their mental capacities. If your job requires mental acuity then following this diet may not be a wise choice.

Fatigue: A low carb diet can result to fatigue. Carbohydrates is the body's source of energy so the absence of carbohydrates in the diet can lead to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue. This is therefore not recommended for athletes and people who do physical work. The best thing here is to make sure that you are getting the right amount of carbs that you need.

Not all proteins are created equal: So choose a good source of protein if you ant to follow this diet. Good sources of protein include fish and lean meats such as chicken, eggs, beans and whey powder.

If you are serious and you want to lose weight through dieting, I recommend you get into the right diet plan that is healthy. You must supplement yourself with a balanced diet while you are on a weight loss diet plan. Losing weight successfully through dieting involves many things that you have to consider and do right. Some of them include eating small meals more often, eating a balanced diet, eating the right foods for weight loss, eating healthy, not starving yourself, eating more foods that are rich in fiber and if possible, doing easy workouts that can help you lose weight fast. A high protein low carb diet plan may be effective in weight loss but consider the factors i mentioned above. The best way to go here is to make sure that you are getting the right carbs, proteins and fats in stead of reducing one of these sources. Get a diet plan that can guide you to eat a well balanced diet that has high proteins like fat loss 4 idiots

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

What happened to Shay after the Biggest Loser

Why did they not show a video of Shay after her stay on the ranch when
she was eliminated from the Biggest Loser?

For the answer Biggest Loser Shay Video There is also a great clip of Biggest Loser Trainer Jillian Michaels.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Free Low Carb Counter Articles

For more low carb articles and information you can find two articles and a funny video at free low carb counter .

Drinking Mans Diet is the Holiday Diet Plan?

This diet is really old. It makes Dr Atkins look like tame compared to this diet. It is called the Drinking Mans Diet . If you are interested in details follow the link. If you have any issues with your liver this is not for you. Also if you think this is a long term lifestyle most people would say you are mistaken. Though could it be a prescription for a way to party and diet? You decide.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Weight Loss Systems Videos

These web pages and videos should help you decide about poular weight loss systems Nutrissytem and Jenny Craig so click here for Weight Loss Systems Videos.

Monday, November 2, 2009

South Beach Diet

Some south beach diet current links and tips and ideas that may help you lose the weight you want to.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

I love eggs

I imagine everyone on a low carb diet loves eggs. Yet making them hard boiled is not as simple as making ice. That is why I am very excited about this method of making perfect hard boiled eggs. I probably should not spoil the secret yet there is a great way to make really perfect eggs.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Latte Factor and the solution

In case you have never heard what the Latte Factor is it can be summed up as follows:

A latte spurned is a fortune earned !

Consider this:

$5 per day (the average cost of a latte and a muffin) x 7 days = $35 per week

$35/week = $150/month

$150 per month invested at a rate of 10% annual return =

1 year = $1,885
2 years = $3,967
5 years =$11,616
10 years = $30,727
15 years = $62,171
30 years = $339,073
40 years = $948,611

Though I know that there are many of you who have fell in love with that really great Starbucks coffee. Fact is my preference is Dunkin Donuts coffee, which seems to have tons of caffeine zing ! Though our bank accounts would be fatter and we would be much better off if we started our day and took with us a delicious Gevalia coffee. The offer above is really amazing - with no commitment you get 3 boxes of coffee for $ 3 plus a free travel mug. So you can bring that coffee with you instead of giving up nearly a million dollars by buying it at Starbucks ! If you have any doubts about how good Gevalia cofee is and how fair and decent are their offers please watch the video because the offer on the banner is featured in the video and it is a really awesome value.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Nutrisystem diet plan pros and cons

If you want to learn about the nutrisystem diet plan pros and cons then try the link to find out if this is your diet answer. You will also find a secret free gift that you can get without even joining my email list.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Short and Sweet Diet Motivation

Introducing a new feature on my website is short diet motivation tips that will help you gain the right mindset to stay the course. It is worth the quick read because you will come away with more resolve to do what is necessary to lose the weight. So please check out these diet motivation tips:
After you check out one you can then go to the others by clicking on the banner at the bottom of the page. In less than two minutes you can read them all !

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

5 Reasons why the Atkins diet is not a fad diet

1. The first low carb diet book was written over 100 years ago. Hardly a fad because it seems to be around for a while.

2. The Atkins diet is a strategy that helps you eat less by reducing cravings. A strategy is not a fad.

3. People stay on Atkins for many years sometimes even a lifetime.

4. The Atkins diet improves ones health in terms of lowering cholesteral and other ways of measuring health.

5. There are many doctors that can answer any and all questions about a low carb diet. For example Dr Michael Eades is an excellent source for information about a low carbohydrate lifestyle.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Remember the morning after

One of the many reasons I like the low carb lifestyle is the clear head I have in the morning when I have been low in carbs ( especially sugar ) the day before. Whereas if I had a sugar laden binge the night before it feels like cobwebs in the brain.

So if you need motivation to abstain from that one bite remember that you will regret it in the morning.

Truth be told if we are keeping the low carb lifestyle carefully cravings should subside after two to three days. If they are not you may want to see if you really are keeping the diet faithfully by reviewing the details for a free copy of the atkins diet plan click on the link.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Protein Power vs Atkins

Recently I purchased "The Protein Power Lifeplan" by Michael R Eades MD and Mary Dan Eades MD because I have been very impressed by his blog posts. In my mind Dr Eades is the smartest doctor advocate of low carb eating. In fact the only problem someone might have with the book I am reading is there is too much information. So if you are looking for a simple explanation of his plan you have to wade through over 200 pages to get there.

So what are the differences between protein power and Atkins?

First Dr Eades does believe that in order to lose weight calories should be reduced. He also stipulates the amount of protein one should eat to be healthy per meal as well as the amounts of ECC ( which seems to be like net carbs ) per meal.

So far I like Protein Power more than Atkins. Especially since their spoksepeople are alive !

Thursday, February 26, 2009

After Atkins weight does not have to happen

A study that came out recently says that to lose weight calories count. It pays to read the details at :

Why is this so important ?

Because most of us who gain back the weight lost on the Atkins diet have done so by leaving Atkins and not counting calories. The after Atkins diet gain can be prevented by simply watching calories. The downside to Atkins is that we get used to not counting calories, however this is crating a bad habit that can sink our efforts the second we leave Atkins, though this does not have to be the case. This is why I would suggest that even when doing the Atkins diet watch your calories to prepare for the day when you are no longer on the Atkins low carb diet plan.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Is The Flat Belly Diet an Atkins Option ?

The abdomen is one of major trouble spots on the body according to our mirrors and our bathing suits. Who wouldn’t want a sexy midriff to show off in the summer time? This diet is designed to help you lose that hard to reach belly fat without doing any crunches.

This diet was developed mainly for women. Getting a tight midsection is hard for women particularly after childbirth. Part of regaining your body is to lose the belly fat.

Here are some of the basics of this diet program. The Flat Belly diet hits both types of body fat: subcutaneous and visceral. Subcu fat is the type that everyone sees on your body or over the top of your pants. Visceral fat accumulates on your organs and can cause health problems just like too much of the obvious fat.

Many women experience bloating issues. During the menstrual cycle it’s the worst. You’d think you swallowed a beach ball some days. Getting rid of excess gas and fluid is not easy without pills. The Flat Belly diet teaches you to deflate using food choices.

Begin your journey to a flatter belly with the 4-Day jumpstart program. Some people have lost as much as seven pounds during this introduction phase. Food choices include those that help reduce the bloat and Sassy Water which is a signature drink created for the plan to hydrate your body and soothe the GI tract. You’ll drink a recipe of Sassy Water every day.

During the jumpstart phase you’ll be told what foods to avoid that are causing you to have a bigger belly and bloating. The main culprit is salt. Salt, or sodium, is a natural substance found in the body. Too much of it and the tissues retain more water for balance.

Eating too many carbohydrates like donuts, bagels, and other processed sweets irritate the intestinal tract. Even raw veggies can do it. Cooked veggies take up less room in your system. Gum and gassy foods are also avoided. Any foods that make you swell up or swallow air work against you.

The guidelines are simple. You eat a total of four 400 calorie meals a day every four hours. One snack is allowed either in the morning or in the evening. Each meal has to include a measure of monounsaturated fats. Fruit smoothies with belly flattening ingredients are a great tasting snack.

The diet also advocates exercise. Exercise is one half of any eating program and keeps the body in shape. You don’t have to do crunches but there are other stomach trimming exercises to make those muscles strong to complement your new flatter belly.

This has become a popular diet plan. The foods you eat are nutritious for the entire body. Some vegetables are eliminated because of gassy properties but there are enough included to satisfy daily requirements.

Give this plan a try. At the least you will be getting healthier and losing weight. At most, you will have found a sort of Holy Grail for women who struggle with the belly fat pooch.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just one bite - why trigger's can kill you

It is clear to me that I have only lost weight by eliminating triggers. My worst diet trigger has been eating foods with sugar in them. After I eat sugar my cravings increase and it usually ends with a binge of 1,000 plus calories.
My advice to you if you suffer from binges that are killing your diet efforts is that you try to analyze after a binge or diet crash what the first bite was that triggered the event. If you are able to do this you can then turn your failure into a learning experience.

Friday, February 6, 2009

List of low carb foods on a budget

Are you trying to do a low carb diet on a budget. First consider that the low carb diet will reduce your cravings and you should be eventually eating much less, which means much less money. Can you even begin to calulate the amount of money you have spent on cake, cookies and products full of sugar?

Ok so here is the list:

  1. Eggs

  2. Tuna

  3. Luncheon meats

  4. Spinach

  5. Cauliflower

  6. Lettuce

  7. Tomatoes

  8. Beans

I know I left some things off the list like hot dogs, because I don't think we should ever eat them for many reasons.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Most important letter on a diet


Well actually spelled WHY.

Your big "why" will determine whether you will be able to withstand the doubts and stay the course till you have reached your goal. So have you thought about why you want to lose weight?

The more reasons you have and the more compelling they are the more likely you are to keep on the straight and narrow.

So I suggest that you get an index card and start to list your reasons why you must lose the weight now. Do not leave anything out.

Would you like to see my WHY card ?

More energy,Clearer head ( sugar zombie ), More confidence, Look good, Lower blood pressure, Make more money, Feel happier, Live longer, Stop cravings, Fitting better in an airline seat, No knee pain, No joint pain, More stamina

By the way this is something better done off the computer, yes write it with a good old pen. Then start reading it out loud several times a day.

Next time that craving hits you will start to think "why eat this and loose all these potential benefits".

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Number one way to beat cravings

My elimination of sugar from my diet has been the reason why I have lost over 30 pounds. In fact my best run of dieting that I have had for years has come when I realized that even fruit was my downfall. So now I am eating very basic proteins and vegetables and the weight is dropping off pretty quickly.

What is even better than losing weight is losing cravings. It feels like someone gave me back my sanity. I eat at meals and pretty much nothing in between. My thoughts are not dominated by what I am eating next or what I could be eating or want to.

If this sounds too good to be true I suggest you try it for three days and tell me your results.

Monday, February 2, 2009

When to eat alone

Recently I made the following observation. When I am psyched and in the low carb zone ( perhaps Ketosis ) my cravings are usually few and far between. So the best thing I can do is keep my eyes and nose away from temptation by eating alone. Far too often observing someone else eating too much gives me a relative license to cheat. It goes kind of like this, "Heck I am not eating half as much as they are !". Totally forgetting that my scale does not give a flying leap the next morning that I ate less than person X. We have to realize that the scale does not grade on a curve !