Are you dazed and confused about how exactly you can get started livin’ la vida low-carb in earnest? Does it all just seem so overwhelming to you as you begin this newfound journey to better health? Then never fear, the answers are here and you’ve come to the right place because we’re more than happy to share with you how to do this low-carb thing so you can experience the incredible weight and health improvements you’ve heard so much about. I’ve literally researched this topic for thousands of hours since 2004 interviewing hundreds of the top low-carb nutrition and health experts on my podcast show each week and thoroughly examining the scientific literature concerning carbohydrate-restriction to be able to communicate with you the extensive education that I wish I had known about when I started my low-carb lifestyle on January 1, 2004. And, yes, I know abundantly well how intimidating it can be to know how to get your low-carb lifestyle change off on the right foot. And in all honesty, that’s exactly where this journey should begin if you want to be successful. When you realize that this is not a temporary diet plan where there is a beginning and an end and you take on the mindset that you should start hammering into your head starting right now that low-carb will be your permanent and healthy way to eat for the rest of your life, then and only then will you be genuinely ready to take the next step in learning all you can about low-carb and trying it for yourself. Countless numbers of lives have been changed for the better because of high-fat, moderate protein, low-carbohydrate eating and I hope we can add YOUR name to that ever-growing number of people who have radically altered the downward spiral of their weight and health and transformed it into a triumphant success story! As always, if you ever have any questions about livin’ la vida low-carb that I can help you with, then please don’t hesitate to e-mail me anytime and I’ll do my best to provide an answer to help you along in your personal journey. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
Here are some invaluable resources to get started livin’ la vida low-carb the RIGHT way:
Jackie is a registered nurse who worked with the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins himself for nearly three decades in his complementary medicine practice in New York City. She is arguably the most knowledgable expert on the Atkins diet today. Listen to my August 2010 podcast interview with her where she debunks many of the most common myths about Atkins low-carb living that may be bugging you about this way of eating. Jackie Eberstein is a trusted resource for anyone starting on their low-carb life.
My lovely wife Christine and I enjoy making YouTube videos about healthy low-carb living and this is one we did specifically on the subject of low-carb Induction during the first two weeks of this lifestyle change. Learn about what this all-important phase of livin’ la vida low-carb is all about so you can avoid the common pitfalls that people fall into when they first start eating low-carb. We did a series of videos on the “Dos and Don’ts Of Induction” too:
My low-carb blogging friend Laura Dolson from the About.com Low-Carb Diets page has this fantastic Low Carb Food Pyramid for people eating a carbohydrate-restricted diet so you can see what is most important to those things that are not as healthy for you. Pay attention to the bottom section featuring non-starchy vegetables, meats, and eggs that you should eat in abundance on your low-carb way of life compared with the upper section that features grains and starchy vegetables for the most part that are not supposed to be a regular part of your diet anymore:
There are some really fantastic low-carb successes and bloggers who have some amazing tips to offer low-carb newbies wanting to learn the ropes. Check out bestselling low-carb cookbook author Dana Carpender’s “Getting Started: Ten Tips For Success,” Karen Rysavy’s “Getting Started: Low Carb Newbie Tips,” celebrity low-carb chef George Stella’s “Stella Style: Getting Started,” PāNu blogger Dr. Kurt Harris’ “Getting Started,” Low Carb Luxury magazine founder Lora Ruffner’s “Low Carb For Beginners,” and BellaOnline.com Low-Carb Editor Lisa Shea’s “Low Carb Site” resources, just to name a few! There are many more, but these will get you going.
One of my fellow Atkins low-carb weight loss success stories is a man named Kent Altena who lost over 200 pounds thanks to this way of eating and writes regularly about it at his Atkins Diet Video Blog. He’s created some of the most spectacular YouTube videos under the name “bowulf” about the Atkins lifestyle over the past few years and here’s one he did on the subject “How Do I Start?”:
MORE RESOURCES COMING SOON!