Here’s a little information about blog author Lisa. She has used a sugar free low carb diet to help her manage her weight and health since 2001.
Welcome to my low carb recipe blog! I’m Lisa, the home cook behind the food posts at Low Carb Yum. I love food and my biggest weakness has always been sweets. To satisfy my sweet tooth, I have been baking since I was a teenager. It wasn’t until my junior year in college when I moved into an off-campus apartment that I began to experiment with real cooking. Working full time as an engineer can be very demanding and I have a very active preschooler at home so I don’t always have a lot of time for cooking. This is why I tend to favor quick and easy recipes.
I turned to low carb eating in 2001, shortly after having my thyroid irradiated for Graves disease. Prior to the treatment, I was used to eating anything I wanted since my metabolism was unusually high with an overactive thyroid gland. The radioactive iodine treatment caused my thyroid to become inactive and as a result, I gained 15 pounds in just a few weeks because I did not change my eating habits. Desperate to get back to my normal weight, I went on a restricted carb diet and quickly lost the extra weight. I continued watching my carb intake and my weight remained stable.
I started this blog in July 2010 as a way to save low carb recipes and share my low carb diet recipes with others. I had drifted away from low carb eating during a stressful period at work from 2007-2010 and gained about twenty pounds. Recording what I was eating and how it affected my weight loss goals in the blog during the first year provided a lot of motivation for me stay on track. Between low carbing and jogging several times a week, I ended up losing over twenty-five pounds in 7 months to a weight I had not seen in over fifteen years.
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In 2012, I became pregnant with my third child. While pregnant, my thyroid became active again and I had to go off my thyroid medication. I also needed to increase my carb intake during the pregnancy, but tried to stay away from too many refined carbs. I didn’t go back to true low carb eating until after my daughter was one year old. She was very demanding in the beginning so I had to take a break from blogging. I returned to the blog and regular low carb eating in October 2014. As a general rule, I try to keep each serving of food to 15 net carbs or less while in maintenance. This seems to be especially important now that I am in my 40’s.
Healthy low carb eating has done much more for me than just keep the extra pounds off. My cholesterol levels and blood pressure are always better when I keep my carbs in check. I also rarely get sick so I believe staying away from sugar has boosted my immune system.
I hope you enjoy these sugar free low carb recipes whether you are watching your weight or simply adopting a healthier lifestyle. Feel free to comment or contact me directly using the form below. I would love to hear from you and will respond as soon as I can.