If you wonder what to eat and how to live the low carb life, this blog is for you.

I read the book “Why we get Fat, and what to do about it”, by Gary Taubes and suddenly I pictured carbohydrates rushing to my fat cells. Needless to say, with that visual in mind, it has been pretty easy to stop eating so many of them! I needed to make some big changes in recipes, food shopping and meals. Carb Kick is all about how I am making this change.

I had always considered myself a bit of a “foodie” and I was very adventurous in the kitchen. Hopefully I can still be a “foodie”, just a healthier one. Now my culinary adventures involve flax seed and almond flour, but it is hard to complain when my days often start with bacon and eggs.

This is not a diet, just a change in what I eat. The good news for those of us tipping the scales over our ideal weight is, we lose weight. For everyone else, you will just feel so much better. All without starving or running 20 miles a day.  I do exercise regularly (minimum three times/week for an hour) getting my heart rate up and breaking a sweat.

I honestly assumed going without pasta, bread and chocolate might actually kill me! I am here to say I am alive and well and I never felt so good. I want to hear what you are cooking, baking, and eating. I welcome comments and will have guest bloggers adding to the conversation. We will see how this all comes together!

UPDATE October 2012-

I started this low carb life in late April 2012 and have lost 20 pounds and feel wonderful.  Nagging heartburn has disappeared, tummy bloating gone and my energy level has increased.  I don’t think I have much more weight to lose but have no plans to go back to eating carbs ever. I just feel so much better it is amazing.

UPDATE February 2013-

The holidays and travel have kept me busy and I have neglected posting recipes.  I am back to posting some new recipes and ideas to keep low carb.  I am at around 23-25 pounds lost since started the low carb life. Such a great feeling.  Being heavy was rough, I did not feel great, clothes did not fit well, I had lost energy.  This is working for me!

UPDATE July 2013-

Happy to report I continue the low carb life.  Pretty easy to do at this point. My weight seems to have settled in at a 25 pound weight loss which feels great. Stay tuned as I post recipes and low carb info!



4 Responses to “ABOUT”

  1. slowcarblifer October 6, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    I’m tinkering with my own amount of carbs at the moment – exactly how much I should be taking in every day. How many do you aim for? Do you even measure them? I’m reading Diet 101:The Truth About Low-Carb Diets and hoping that by the end of it, I’ll be able to get a good number of grams that I should stay around.

    • Patty Allen October 6, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      I try to stay under 30gms of carbs per day. Sometimes closer to 20. I do try to measure them, which gets easier as you learn carb counts in the foods you usually eat. I figure I will always stay around that number, not sure I understand those that start increasing carbs once they reach a certain point. Carbs make me feel crummy so why go back? I kept a food diary at first using an iphone app My Fitness Pal. A bit tedious at first but it helped me realize what I was eating each day. I don’t do that anymore because I feel I have the hang of it.

      • slowcarblifer October 6, 2012 at 8:20 am #

        Thanks so much! I’m logging what I eat, but am surely going over 30g per day. The Diet 101 book suggests testing blood sugar rises after eating certain amounts of carbs to see what your limit is. Not sure if I will invest in a machine, but I just may to find a number that I can live with long term.

      • Patty Allen October 6, 2012 at 8:26 am #

        I never tested my blood sugar, I just try to keep it simple. Maybe I am just lazy! But without any specific health problems I was not too worried. I was trying to lose some weight and staying under 30 allowed me to do that easily. Now I just don’t want the carbs, it really is just an overall change in life as opposed to a diet.

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