My Story

Why Did I Start This Website?

I am a recovering CARBO-HOLIC.  Yes, I fell victim to the lure of carbs from working long hours and coming home late. I was too exhausted to prepare a healthy meal so I went straight for the carbs. What can I say?  The carbs were calling out my name and I was just too weary, hungry and sugar depleted to resist.

I inhaled the food sucking down anything in sight: chips, dips, bagels, nuts, cereal, doughnuts anything and everything that I could get my mouth around.  The craving was STRONG and would not let up.

I had to do something…FAST.

I sought nutritionists, herbalists, witch doctors, behavioral social scientists, and

family therapists you name it I looked.

No one could help until one day….. I came across a low carb cookbook. I am not going to say that it changed my life but if I could find healthier alternatives to high carb meals then why not?

I was a long time sufferer of heartburn, and I was sucking down antacid tablets like Tic Tacs. I knew that it had something to do with my diet so I explored low carb dieting world. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remembered that high carb meals are harder to digest therefore causing chronic heartburn.

My condition was not that bad but irritating. I had to do something and I did not want to spend the rest of my life on heartburn medication and causing permanent damage to my esophagus and stomach.

I have known people who are on keto, non-fat and low carb-high protein diets I did not want to follow an extreme diet.

My desire was to find a healthy alternative without switching to a completely different way of eating. Nothing wrong with a keto-diets, Atkins or Weight Watchers and I’ve heard some amazing things but you do have to be disciplined and some of these diets are not beginner friendly.

What I hope to accomplish on this website is to provide friendly easy to follow low carb recipes that anybody can follow.  This is not a purest website where we will follow only keto-diets, Weight Watchers or Atkins.

If you are following those diets then you should be able to find some recipes that would accommodate those diets.

I do not follow a strict regimented low carb diet plan, like a keto diet. But I do keep my carb intake to about 50 grams per day.

I believe everything in moderation. So if you are finding it hard to control those “high carb cravings”  have no fear, there are healthier alternatives than eating cookies and potato chips.

If you can’t stick to the diet, then try to curtail the unhealthier food options gradually. So instead of drinking a soda try drinking a low carb drink like La Croix. Or if you are craving cookies, I have a low carb version of peanut butter cookies on this site.

Remember whenever you are starting something new the transition is not going to be easy. But, as long as you have a healthy mindset, then you should be able to maintain a reasonably healthy low carb diet.

At the beginning of my diet journey, my weight fluctuated, my cholesterol soared, blood pressure off the chart, and well…. you get the idea. I had to buy new clothes, learn how to eat in a civilized manner and yes look for a diet that could keep me satisfied all day …. it was that bad.

I was an active guy, running, biking, swimming. I ran cross-country in high school and college. I had no problem with weight in fact I needed to put on weight.  I was always skinny all my life. People used to say if I was any skinnier I would not exist.  I could eat whatever I want and not gain an ounce…. until now.

I had nearly given up on Low Carb Diets.

I had to put up with bland low carb meals with cardboard-like consistency.  There was a McDonalds down the road as well as a twenty-four-hour doughnut shop nearby.  So you see it was easy to become a carbo-holic. I am sure all of you have a similar tale and I would like to hear them.

Now I have found a new love of low carb food and found quick ways to eat more healthy. I love everything, about food from preparing for a small group of people or for myself.  I love reading culinary magazines, blogs cookbooks, and surfing the net for new and tasty recipes for my website. I am a big fan of Iron Chef and Hell’s kitchen. I enjoy reading about, all of the latest theories about dieting, and fitness.

 

I encourage people to share their opinions about the GREAT DIET DEBATE. What I hope to do is clear up some of the mysteries and contradictions that are all over the media about what is the best diet plan to follow.

Maybe some of you dear foodies also have a theory that you would like to share. There are just as many theories about dieting and fitness as there are people.

Can this dieting and fitness be cleared up with sound scientific research?

Do the dieting gurus know what they are talking about?

I can guarantee you those dieting gurus are having beer and wings smothered in BBQ sauce somewhere in their “restrictive diet”

Do you remember when they said that eggs were bad and now they are saying there are good?

No wonder there is a lot of confusion about diets. Everybody and everyone has an opinion about it one way or another. However, there are some sound dieting principals that are the gold standard to follow for example, ” If you want to lose weight you have to burn more calories than is ingested”

I would say that is a sensible hardcore rule to follow which most people would agree to. But how do you control those cravings?  I have been working in the medical imaging field for over 20 years.  I hope to provide a source where people can look for healthy low carb recipes.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Thomas Blake
tastylowcarbmeals.com

2 thoughts on “My Story

  1. Wow, I can not wait for those recipes. This is just what I have been waiting for.
    Healthy recipes with the nutritional value included. That is awesome.
    I think many of us fall victim to the carbs and not eating healthy due to many issues life hands us. Whether the reason, we just don’t have the time or the know how.
    I can’t wait to see these recipes.
    Best Of Luck In All You Do

  2. Thanks
    Lee Ann
    I’m not sure why your comment did not show up until now. Then I realized that I have to approve them first and did not know how to do that.

    Tom

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