Low Carb & Weight Loss

A low carb approach to weight loss is popular because it works for a lot of people. But referring to a dietary pattern as “low carb” or “keto” is really not useful because it’s not specific enough. Additionally, diet is only one determinant of weight. Other important components are stress reduction, getting quality sleep, and Read more about Low Carb & Weight Loss[…]

Eating for Weight Loss & Health

I’ve read a lot about different diets and weight loss methods over the years. We know, from Science, that simply reducing calories and going “on a diet” is not likely to lead to successful long term weight management. We have the Atkins, South Beach, whole food plant based, and paleo style diets which allow followers Read more about Eating for Weight Loss & Health[…]

Weight Loss Tips

I’m going to start off by saying…I’m not overweight at the moment; my weight is in a healthy weight range. In the past, I have been heavier. In the past, I have been intent on shaving off the last 5 (vanity) pounds. Personally, I’ve had weight loss success with all types of eating plans aside Read more about Weight Loss Tips[…]

Food Addiction Eating

I recently listened to some interviews as part of the online summit The Real Truth About Weight Loss. One interview in particular I found very interesting was with Dr. Vera Tarman which primarily centered around food addiction. To learn more about food addiction, check out Dr. Robert Lustig’s website. Here are some of my takeaways Read more about Food Addiction Eating[…]

Best Diet?

During their weight loss journey some people latch onto a diet philosophy— Paleo, keto, whole food plant based, vegan, Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc— and it seemingly becomes their One True Way of Eating. The reality is, all of these can be various tools that an individual follows for varying amounts of time during their weight Read more about Best Diet?[…]

Maintenance Update

To recap: I started a 20 net carb pescatarian diet and reached my “dream” goal weight in under 2 weeks. I was not particularly overweight & didn’t have much weight (if any) to lose, realistically speaking. I stuck to this plan for about 2 weeks. My first step once I reached my dream weight loss Read more about Maintenance Update[…]

Easy 100% Plant Based KP Lunch Bowl

Contrary to popular belief, a ketogenic diet does not need to be bacon, butter, and cheese. I had this amazingly delicious 100% vegan keto lunch a few days ago: leafy greens, steamed cauliflower, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, tahini, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil. All ingredients organic. Simple, plant-based, delicious, and filling. I added a Read more about Easy 100% Plant Based KP Lunch Bowl[…]

What Works For Me: Daily Weighing

Weighing myself daily, or even weekly, used to be an incredibly frustrating experience for me. My weight would either NOT change in the direction I wanted it to, or it WOULD change in the direction I DID NOT want it to. When I first started KP, I didn’t expect it to work as well as Read more about What Works For Me: Daily Weighing[…]

YOUR Optimal Diet

Keto pescatarian works really well for me. I’ve experimented with many different ways of eating: Atkins, regular keto, South Beach, Weight Watchers, paleo, whole food plant based vegan…and while many of these resulted in some weight loss, some sense of satiety, some sense of ease…none really felt totally right for me. And yet there are Read more about YOUR Optimal Diet[…]

Pescatarian Keto Success Tip: Pre Plan Meals

I think planning my meals in advance has been crucial to my success at sticking to my diet. It’s surprising to me how powerful this habit is. Tracking in the moment as I went about my day was time consuming and frustrating, especially on my previous attempts at 20 net carbs. Some programs like South Read more about Pescatarian Keto Success Tip: Pre Plan Meals[…]