Will Somebody Please Define What ‘Low-Carb’ Means?

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ April 7, 2008

This low-carb food pyramid kinda defines what low-carb means

Before you can enter a debate of ideas about anything, it’s generally a good idea to define exactly what you mean when you say certain terms. One word that is lazily thrown around like everyone KNOWS exactly what it means (kinda like “love” is these days) is “low-carb.” But you and I both know the definition of that word can vary greatly from one person to the next. It’s part of what makes explaining livin’ la vida low-carb to somebody that much more difficult. And let’s not even get started on the marketing of “low-carb” products these days.

In Episode 32 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube,” Christine and I set out to define what we mean when we say “low-carb.” It’s not rocket science people, but there are some who get sidetracked by what you mean when you express yourself with that term. It’s one of the rationales behind having a stealth tactic for describing “low-carb” without actually using that term. Obviously, I DON’T subscribe to that theory and proudly use the term low-carb ALL the time. I’m livin’ la vida low-carb, baby!

Find out what the word “low-carb” really means in today’s video:

We already know that low-carb is the most nutrient-dense way to eat there is despite repeated claims by the media that the faddish low-carb “craze” is a whacked out way to eat. But you and I both know better because we live this lifestyle change day in and day out with amazing results. Anytime somebody questions my low-carb life, all I have to do is point to my weight loss and vastly improved health–shuts ‘em up every time! How can they argue against positive personal experience? They can’t!

Interestingly, people ask me “What is livin’ la vida low-carb anyway?” all the time. Some wonder if it’s a low-carb diet I came up with or what. I smile and say it’s my way of expressing how the low-carb diet has radically changed my life forever. We all have our own little tweaks to make it work for us, but the basics are still there–keep your total carbohydrates (yes, even the so-called “healthy” whole grains) to a minimum, make sure you are eating enough fat for satiety and fuel (and whatever you do, don’t mix low-carb with low-fat), and consume moderate amounts of protein at EVERY meal (again for satiety and weight loss). That’s the template for a genuine low-carb diet that just plain works!

Watch any and all of our previous YouTube videos to get caught up on what we’ve done before. Make sure you also subscribe to our videos to join the hundreds who have become bona fide fans of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube.” Let us know what you think and how we can improve our videos by e-mailing us your thoughts at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. We look forward to bringing you some fun videos from the ASBP conference in Phoenix next week. SEE YA!


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