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The Low Carb Lifestyle and what it can do for you...


  



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Take back control and lose the WEIGHT
with a Low Carb Lifestyle!


Ready? Do this first if you have unexplained weight gain!

GET YOUR HORMONES CHECKED AND THYROID CHECKED BY YOUR DOCTOR
IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM LOSING WEIGHT OR YOU'RE GAINING UNEXPLAINED WEIGHT
IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR TOTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING!
THE FIRST THING YOU MUST DO IS FIX ANY HEALTH ISSUES, THEN GET READY TO LOSE WEIGHT,
FEEL ENERGETIC AND LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE!
WITH THE LOW CARBOHYDRATE AND LOW GLYCEMIC LIFESTYLE!
SUCCESS to ALL!

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THE TIME IS NOW, NOT TOMORROW!


The low carb lifestyle is perfect for anyone who wants to monitor sugar intake, burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle!
Sound Good? You can do it eating low carb healthy food and an exercise regimen!


First Things First!

MY MUST HAVE KITCHEN STAPLES (My family needs these basic LC staples to prepare delicious low carb meals)

I believe you must first get rid of all high carbohydrate and sugary temptations and supply your kitchen with
the basic low carbohydrate essentials! The "Rich Family" household list is long (we're LC Foodie Chefs, LOL) and your choices may be different
but let's get started with my list and this will guide you with your selections. Don't forget to read labels
and check net carbs. If you have any new additions for the basic LC kitchen essentials please email me!


DAIRY & HEALTHY SUBSTITUTES

Heavy Whipping Cream (zero carbs), Real Butter, Sour Cream (just the regular),
Cream Cheese, American Cheese (0 carbs), Unsweetened Almond Milk or Unsweetened Coconut Milk.


CONDIMENTS

Heinz- no sugar added Ketchup, Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise (zero carbs), French's Mustard & Dijon Mustard.
Ken's Steak House Dressings 1 carb for 2 Tbsp Varieties - Creamy Caesar, Buttermilk Ranch, Caesar Dressing and Marinade
Lite Northern Italian with Basil and Romano, and Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. All Watkins Farms Dressings (0 carbs).
Jar of Jalepeno Peppers or fresh jalepenos,LC pickles, Mt. Olive Sugar Free Bread and Butter Pickles and Baby Gerkin's (DELICIOUS!), Horse Radish,
LC Cooking Wines, College Inn Chicken and Beef Broth (both= 0 carbs) Hershey's sugar free Chocolate Syrup.


PASTA

Dreamfield's Pasta - many different varieties

DRINKS

Atkins Protein Shakes (no more then 2 carbs per shake),Diet Cranberry, Diet Crangrape, Decaf Teas & Purified Water (watch for high sodium diet drinks!)

FLOURS

Coconut Flour,Almond Flour, Golden Flax Seed Mill, Carb Quick Flour Mix and I always have a bag of unsweetened Coconut Flakes
Note: If you can't find these items at your local grocery store you may order these products online at Netrition's Super Store (link).

VEGETABLES

Lettuce's - Romaine (Caesar Salad), Bibb (lettuce cups)& Iceberg (for water content and easy wraps). Cucumbers, Cauliflower, Broccoli,
Avocados (Hass), Radishes, Jicoma (we use this Mexican potato to make fries and many other things), Daikon (great sub for potatoes in soup)
Green Beans (raw), Jar of LC Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Fresh Basil washed & placed in a zip lock baggy and put in the freezer for future use,
jar of garlic cloves, Zuchinni, Squash, bag of shredded cabbage, lemon, lime, artichoke, egg plant and whatever low carb veggie you like.
I use the lemon in a daily detox tea, which gets rid of tummy bloat ( I will post the 'get rid of the bloat secret below because it works!)
and for preserving home made salsa.

MEAT

Free Range & Organic Fed Chickens and Grass Fed Meats, Eggs, Cooked Tuna, 'Barbers' raw no crust stuffed Chicken Breast, Seafood - buy fresh
We always have Jimmy Deans Sausage on hand for Quiche without crust or a low carb crust! Lunch Meats- see my Protein Page listed in the Index box
to the left and you will find net carbs on most top Deli Meats in that section!

FREEZER

Any of Sami's Low carb Breads, Joseph's LC Pitas, Joseph's LC Tortillas and LC Lavish Bread at
(non affiliate program)one of our favorite online low carb sourcesLoCarbConnection (link)
Mama Lupe's Tortillas (simply the best), Toufanyan Pitas and Wraps buy them online at Netrition's Super Store (link).

PANTRY

All the Dry Herbs you LOVE, Sea Salt, Iodized Salt, Lite Salt, Coarse Black Pepper, Peppercorns
Hunts no added sugar Spaghetti Sauce (2 or 3),LC Bella Vita variety flavored spaghetti Sauce (2 or 3)
LC Dixie Diner Mashers, Sugar Free LC Oreo Cookies, Sugar Free Candies.
Note: Hunts, Bella Vita, Dixie Diner products and SF Oreo's we could only find online at Netrition's Super Store (link).

SNACKS

Almonds - 28 nuts = 2 net carbs ("Blue Diamond Roasted with Sea Salt")
Pistachios - 1/4 cup = 5 net carbs ("Wonderful Roasted and Salted PISTACHIOS")
Dry Roasted Peanuts - 39 nuts = 3 net carbs ("Planters" lightly salted Dry Roasted peanuts)
Walnuts - 14 nuts = 5 net carbs
Hulled Sunflower Seeds - 6 tbsp = 5 net carbs
Pecans - 10 halves = 3.0 net carbs
Macadamias - 12 nuts = 4.0 net carbs

I recommend the large variety of selection that Blue Diamond Almonds offers,I have them in almost every flavor.
Dry Roasted Peanuts and Pistachios are another good choice!

Note: Always note the serving size, and subtract fiber from total carbs to get net carbs



Preparation is key, before your first 2 weeks of the program have your kitchen ready. Read your diet strategy,
write down your plans and goal weight loss. The valuable Atkins's books listed are my reason for success!
Remember eggs during your first two weeks are a great source of protein
and they're versatile, delish and cheap (but do not just eat eggs)!
MODERATION IS KEY EVEN LIVIN' A LOW CARB LIFESTYLE!
Before you know it the pounds start melting away and you'll start
feeling more confident about your health & yourself esteem.
Low Carb food is so delicious and healthy I don't know why you'd want to eat
any other way.



Don't forget to select a Diet Buddy. This Diet Buddy should have your best interest at heart!
If you start to doubt your commitment to your weight loss efforts, remember this quote from Tony Robbins,
"Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant."

Memorize it if you must!!



The second week start working on your kitchen pantry.
You now have the basics so add nuts, farmers cheeses, olives and many other foods
that are not allowed during your first two weeks.
Prepare it by getting some great ideas from my snack page (make it fun!) and
during that same week do some shopping at your
local grocery store and stock your low carb refrigerator!
What you can't find at your local market then check out my low carb foods at
Stock your low carb pantry and fridge!
The foods are delicious, low carb, low glycemic and I wouldn't have it any other way.
A huge part of my research was trial and error until I found only the best Low Carb foods, PERIOD.



THIS IS A GREAT RECIPE THAT WORKS!
Kat's Get Rid of the Bloat recipe is for folks after the first 2 weeks on Low Carb Intro.
60 oz of purified water
Traditional Medicines organic Every Day Detox Tea with Lemon- 2 tea bags
Traditional Medicinals Organic Roasted Dandelion Root- 2 tea Bags
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of diet cranberry juice
Mix together and Drink this everyday for 7 days and you will lose 3 to 5 pounds maybe more!
You will need to drink the full 60 oz. per day and stay away from high sodium drinks.
Easy!
I included a picture of my morning routine
of making the tea! I lost 5 pounds, yippee!!!

lose water weight or bloat with this tea recipe


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The books recommended are for serious and healthy weight loss. The late Dr. Robert C. Atkins's family has continued his
mission that low carb is for life and is not a diet. If you are starting the Low Carb Lifestyle any Atkin's Books are perfect but I bought
Atkins's For Life and love it and still reference it from time to time.


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The Atkins's journal ( helped me learn what triggered weight gain and what triggered weight loss) and secondly,
the pocket carb counter paperback is a must have source when your new to the program and you need a quick
carb reference.

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After you have started your journey into the low carb lifestyle and have
completed your first 2 weeks. I would like to say "way to go, good job and Bravo!"
You are on your way to a healthier and thinner YOU.
Next you will enter into your mid phase and that's when you
get many more food choices. Stick to it and keep losing until you reach your
goal weight and then you will enter the maintenance phase. Carb levels
increase with each step. These are good carbs not sugary carbs!
This is a way of life, and soon you will not even think about it,
because you have the knowledge, information, and resources you need to be
a complete SUCCESS!!


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This is a perfect example of what commitment means and reaping the rewards of success!
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