I get people reaching out to me, telling me they need help, stating, "I've had enough!"
This is geared toward women from 20-something to 65 and even above!!! We women, work so hard, are very busy juggling home, career or business, children, pets, husbands needs, bills and our friends. And lets not forget we women who are in our wonderful menopause stages! It takes a lot of energy to show up for all of that. Before findind the low carb way, I ate the SAD (standard American diet) This includes: sugar, pasta, bread, soda etc. I was tired all the time, like most! Most women feel frustrated because they don't know what to do. They hear so many different things on the internet these days, as did I!
I personally, tried everything there is, except any kind of diet pills. I don't like pills so I refuse to take them. But my resolve to lose weight was strong enough where I tried lots of things. I was unsatisfied with all of them...until... I found low carb.
I will be transparent with you and share that originally, I was losing weight for vanity. I had it wrapped around my head that the only way to be loved by someone, is if I was perfect and skinny. Following low carb, really changed how I felt. How it made me feel was totally unexpected. I had energy like I never had in my life! My moods totally changed and I had confidence. Food is a very powerful thing, if you eat the right stuff! Conversely, eating bad stuff will alter your moods in a downward spiral. Let's use Thanksgiving as the perfect example! It's been said that turkey is what makes everyone sleepy on turkey day, due to the tryptophan. I eat turkey once a week and it gives me ENERGY! It's the heavy carb load of high glycemic carbs, that causes the sleepy's after the big family feast! I always have meat and plain vegetables with butter salt/pepper. I will make my own low carb dessert or to share! Stuffing is my favorite! So I make stuffing from grain free bread that I make. I will NOT go without my adored stuffing. I am always full of energy on the holidays. Wouldn't you like to feel that way too?!
As time passed, I would notice how certain foods would make me feel. Early on in my journey, I would eat pre-packeged foods labeled low carb. I ate a lot of that stuff. It did NOT make me feel too well. So I would avoid those ingredients. Then I caught the fun-bug, of creating my own low carb recipes. I found my passion for baking and cooking as a teenager. I have always loved it. But it EXPLODED when I began low carb 20 years ago! I do not have professional culinary training. I just have pure, loving experience of the craft of healthy recipe creation.
About 5 years ago, I really started to have a stronger passion for ingredients. I noticed, when I ate 100% clean, how good I felt, I leaned out and I even looked 5 years younger, after about a month. I strayed away from eating processed foods labeled low carb and keto. And now, my mission is more about removing provessed foods and helping people find substitutes; weight loss is secondary.
A common misconception is: 'Going low carb guarantees that you will never eat pasta, chocolate or ice cream again!'
Friends, I can assure you, that is 100% untrue! I eat these things all the time; chocolate DAILY! (wink) Anything and everything can be turned into low carb or keto. It takes some time, patients and a willingness.
I want women to be able to eat in a way that makes them feel full, satiated and FULL of energy. I want them to feel a very happy mood, even if they're having a challenging day. Does this sounds like something you need? I sure did and it has worked for me for the last 20 years!
I NEEDED to write this book because I didn't realize how little, many people know about the low carb lifestyle. What comes first-hand to one, is not so obvious to others. One time, a friend bought us lunch. It was a sub sandwich but on lettuce. She said she ordered for me, the 'vege only,' since thats how I eat. That told me, she needed me to educate her on the low carb way of life.
My mother was diagnosed as a diabetic just this year. She called me and asked for help. I went to her home and we went through her cabinets, throwing everything processed away. While doing this, she asked many questions that stunned me. I thought this was information she knew, everyone knew. It was in that moment, I KNEW I had to write this book!
Well anyway, I told her what to eat and within a week, she had almost normal blood sugar readings upon waking. I should state, I'm not a doctor. I helped to show her, what has worked for so many others and even my own blood sugars have fallen even lower. I'm not a diabetic myself, but I do come from a family of diabetics. So I am proactive here!
My friends, if you're reading this and think a low carb way of eating can help you, trust that it can! It's throwing out the theory that fat is bad, because its not. Four vital things we need are: fat, protein, sodium and water. Carbs are NON-essential.
I felt it a mission from God, to inform others. It's my passion. I love to help people tap in to a source of long-lost energy they haven't experienced in years. Food can be your friend or it can be your foe.
And that’s when this when was born!