Foodless Fridays – 5 Excellent Low Carb Websites
I intended to post my interview with Alex Guarnaschelli this week, but I had to postpone it until next Friday. One of the projects she has been working on has been an e-book in collaboration with Haagen Daz ice cream that will be available for free download soon – the link should go live next week so I decided to wait until then to post the interview. Haagen Daz will donate $5 per download to honeybee research as part of their efforts to save the honeybees. More on that next week!
Many of you are familiar with them already, but a lot of people come here from Pinterest and have just started doing low carb. Obviously, here on IBIH you can find a wide array of delicious low carb and gluten free recipes, but there is more to low carb eating than just the food. There is so much information out there about the health benefits of low carb, that go far beyond just the Atkins program that many are familiar with.
There are also tons of other low carb recipe websites out there, but the five low carb websites I’m sharing today, are more about understanding how and why low carb works, and also getting support and encouragement from others who are meeting their goals through low carb eating.
Arming yourself with this information can help you fight through cravings, plateaus, and respond to well-meaning friends and family members who are certain that eating all of that fat is going to kill you. It won’t. And you should understand why.
1. Living La Vida Low Carb – Jimmy Moore has been living the low carb lifestyle for years, and he generously shares his extensive knowledge through his blog. Links galore, forums, podcasts – anything you want to know about low carb can pretty much be found out here.
2. Mark’s Daily Apple – Mark Sisson is an athlete and expert on healthy living through the Primal lifestyle. His mission in his own words “This website will show you how to take control of your health. You’ll learn exactly what to eat and how to exercise to get the leanest, strongest, healthiest body with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice possible.” You’ll find excellent articles, recipes and discussion forums here – not to mention some truly inspiring success stories.
3. Reddit – Everything About Keto (r/keto) – A great forum that covers the science of ketosis, success stories, recipes, and ongoing conversations from real people about overcoming plateaus, dealing with family and friends, frustrations, victories, before and after photos, etc. Read the FAQ’s first, there is a wealth of information there!
4. CarbSmart – I recently discovered this website which is loaded with articles, product reviews, recipes and other interesting stuff. It’s a great place to start reading, and can lead you to lots of other websites and sources for information on living a low carb lifestyle.
5. Whole9 – Written by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig, this site focuses on Paleo eating for health and weight loss. Here you will find excellent articles, recipes, testimonials and a forum where you can meet like-mined people and get support. This is also the home of the Whole 30 detox program which I undertook in the month of August. Even though I didn’t love everything about the program, it was a great experience and I highly recommend giving it a try if you need a jump start. You can read about my Whole 30 here.
So there you have it. If you are new to low carb, or just want to arm yourself with more information to keep you motivated to stay low carb, then you should check these sites out asap! Then don’t forget to come back here for some of the best low carb recipes on the internet! *she types modestly* ;)
Also, please feel free to share any of your favorite low carb sites in the comments! Thanks!
Next Friday I’ll post the interview with Chef Alex Guarnaschelli so stay tuned! Have a great weekend! M-