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Low Carb Ladybug Newsletter

August 2012

About Me

Welcome to the second edition of the Low Carb Ladybug Newsletter.  This past month has been very busy...I refinanced my home, bought a new car and started back on induction.  I have set a goal to lose 25 pounds by my September birthday and will be tweaking my diet to accomplish this.  I will update my progress next month.  If you would like to know more about me, check out my Low Carb Success Story, written by Amy Dungan at Carb Smart.

-Susan aka The Low Carb Ladybug 
Low Carb 101-Who's ready for OWL?

So you have completed the first two week Induction period and you are trying to decide if you should move on to Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL). The main objective of OWL is to allow for additional food choices and gradually increase your carbs, while continuing to lose weight. For some people, myself included, keeping their net carbs below 20 is the only way they are able to continue to lose.  Everybody is different and only you can decide what level works for you.  Here are some links to help learn more about OWL and decide if you are ready to move on.

 Atkins Diet: Phase Two - Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL)
Objectives of OWL
OWL-What Can I Eat?
Troubleshooting OWL


Low Carb Cruise 2013


This past May I was fortunate enough to attend the 5th Annual Low Carb Cuise on the Carnival Magic.  I recommend to anyone who follows a Low Carb or Primal/Paleo lifestyle join us on the 2013 cruise. 

Here is a list of the tentative speakers.


Click here for more cruise info!


 Low Carb Blogs


In my first/last newsletter I mentioned how much I depended on blogs to support me in my journey.  There are new ones being started all the time.  Recently, Jimmy Moore, had a blog post which introduced his readers to the newest blogs.  Here is the link.

 63 New Paleo, Low-Carb & Health Blogs For July 2012 « Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb Blog

Here are a few more that I would like to share with you.

HoldTheToast! by Dana Carpender
Better Choices Better Body
REGANDY .... the weigh down!

Kickin Carb Clutter 

Low Carb Podcasts and Videos

Podcasts are a great way to keep on top of the latest low carb information. It is so easy to listen while riding around in the car or going for a walk. Here are some more podcasts that I enjoy.

Dishing Up Nutrition

Carbohydrates Can Kill

Dana's Low Carb For Life

Kent Altena does an excellent job of explaining OWL in this video.

OWL-End of a Good Thing?

The 2012 Cruise lectures are now available for viewing.

2012 Low Carb Lecture Series



Sugar and Sweeteners
No doubt if you are reading this newsletter you have sugar issues. I believe that sugar is highly addictive and that even sweeteners can trigger my sugar cravings.

Jimmy Moore’s Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show interview with Dr. Rod Tayler was especially interesting to me and got me researching sugar/sweeteners. Here is a link to the pod cast and to Dr. Taylers web site.

Episode 578: Dr. Rod Tayler (LLVLCS)
Give Up Sugar

Be sure to check out the sugar calculator!

Mark Sisson explains the different types of sugar and why to avoid it in this blog post.
The Definitive Guide to Sugar

Here is a link to the excellent lecture by Dr. Robert Lustig as well as a couple of other interviews with him.

Sugar the Bitter Truth
Is Sugar Toxic?
Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin: Robert Lustig

Here is a follow up that Dr. Sanjay Gupta did for 60 minutes.
Sugar and Kids: The toxic truth

Now on to sweeteners. This Ask the Low Carb Experts episode features Dr. David Getoff. I hope you get as much out of it as I did.

The Truth About Sweeteners

Want to know more?

Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Insulin Spikes?

Is Stevia a healthy alternative?

I have been trying to get myself off of diet soda. I do good and then I decided to drink only on weekends. After reading this, I think I will go cold turkey!

Is Diet Soda Healthy?



Low Carb Recipe Links

There are many great low carb recipe sites online.  Just do a Google search and you will find them.  Here are some more of my favorites.

I love Kyndra's philosophy of making "Low Carb a lifestyle, not a life sentence"

Peace, Love and Low Carb Blog
Susie T. Gibbs is the newest columnist on Carb Smart, here is her blog

Fluffy Chix Cook

Kaylyn follows South Beach, but lots of good recipes that are low carb (check out Phase 1)
Kalyns Kitchen

Just For Fun

"People usually fail when they are on the verge of success. So give as much care to the end as to the beginning."
– Lao-Tzu

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
– Lao-Tzu

"Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat."
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

 Low Carb Lisa's Book Lists
Ready for some more Low Carb reading? Pick up one of the books on Sugar Control and learn about the most addictive carbohydrate out there or try one of the great books under Next Steps. 

If you have a library card be sure to check out your public library's collection of digital books and audiobooks. If you don't have a library card, what are you waiting for? 

Spotlight on Sugar Control

Beyond Sugar Shock by Connie Bennett
Blood Sugar 101 by Jenny Ruhl
Carb Wars: Sugar is the New Fat by Judy Barnes Baker
Farewell, Club Perma-Chub: A Sugar Addict’s Guide to Easy Weight Loss by Jill Escher
Get the Sugar Out by Ann Louise Gittleman
Sugar Blues by William F. Duffy
Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell
Suicide by Sugar by Nancy Appleton
Low-Carb Reading Next Steps, Part 2

The Art of Eating Healthy - Kids: Grain Free Low Carb Reinvented by Maria Emmerich
A Life Unburdened: Getting Over Weight and Getting On With My Life by Richard Morris
Livin’ la Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby to Sensationally Skinny in One Year by Jimmy Moore
Low Carbing Among Friends, vol. 2 by Kent Altena, Carolyn Ketchum, Jennifer Eloff, et al.
Make Shift Happen by Dean Dwyer
21 Life Lessons From Livin’ La Vida Low Carb by Jimmy Moore

 Low-Carbing on the Kindle

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Stephen Phinney
Blood Sugar 101: What They Don’t Tell You About Diabetes by Jenny Ruhl
Diet 101: The Truth About Low Carb Diets by Jenny Ruhl
George Stella’s Livin' Low Carb by George Stella
How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds by Dana Carpender
Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook by Mary Dan Eades
Nutritious and Delicious by Maria Emmerich
1001 Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
Protein Power by Michael R. Eades
30-Day Low-Carb Diet Solution by Michael R. Eades, M.D.
Wheat Belly by William Davis

 Digital Low-Carbing - For Free!

Your public library might subscribe to a service that lets you check out eBooks and audiobooks for every digital reader and audio device imaginable.  All you need is a Library Card.
The most common one is called Overdrive.  The first step is to download a software program to your computer that allows you to transfer the book to your device. 
See your local library's website for more information.  Look for a link called "Digital Media" or "E Library" or "Downloadable Media."  Start e-Low Carbing today!

For more low-carb and healthy eating suggestions, check out Jimmy Moore’s Low Carb Book Reviews.

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