Low Carb and Healthy!

Hosted by Holly Miller
Group active since Wed, Jun 11, 2014

I am starting this group because I am on a low carb (Atkins)way of life. My sugar was out of control...After 6 weeks I have lost 18 lbs.(down one size), and my sugar readings are between 80-105 any given time (my meds have adjusted literally by 75%). I feel GREAT!! I was having many issues, daily stomachaches, bathroom issues, and feeling tired all day long..now I am free of all that has been holding me down! It is hard to keep coming up with recipes..I have posted some and have more to post...thanks for your interest and looking forward to your recipes!!!!

Tammy Brownlow
Dec 28, 2015

Looking for new recipes

I'm going to be going low carb in 2016. I'm looking for some recipes to keep things fresh and new and not get into a rut. From what I have seen - low carb diets have come a long way since the first time I was on the diet. I'm actually pretty excited to give it a go in the upcoming year and have some ideas of my own to try.

I look forward to trying the groups recipes - and having a few of my own to share very soon.

Happy New Year everyone!

Nor D.
Aug 22, 2014

Cheese cake in a jar make over

Ok here is what I have
12 carbs per serving
1 tsp
8 ounces of regular cream cheese
1/2 c regular sour cream
3 tsp splenda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 whole grahm cracker
12 bing cherries

1 1/2 tablespoons hershey syrup
6 tbls canned whip cream

Beat cream cheese, splenda, sour cream, vanilla, lemon juice together.

Crush graham cracker.

Sprinkle 1 tsp of crumbs in each jar,or dish of 6.
Divide filling evenly amongst the 6 dishes on top of crumbs.

Top with 11/2 tsp choc. Syrup each dish. 2 chopped bing cherries and 1 tablespoon canned whip cream.

Holly Miller
Aug 22, 2014

will update challenge info tonight!


I made the cheesecake in a jar last night! will update later tonight when we have it after dinner. I will up post the recipe and carb count per serving!

looks good so far!!

yeah it's Friday!!

have a safe and fun weekend!


Holly Miller
Aug 21, 2014

Not digging how they changed some things!

does anyone know why they made these changes??

doesn't look good anymore when I click on things and the layouts....

this use to be a super cute site!!! and easy to use and friendly on the eyes!!!

hope you are all having a good week, I am going home today after work and make my cheese cake in a jar! yum yum!!


Holly Miller
Aug 20, 2014

great article on low carb lifestyle!


this is the best article I have read summoning up low carb eating and dieting!

if you have about 5 mins. or so to spear please read!!!



Holly Miller
Aug 19, 2014

Challenge check in!!

Hello everyone,

sorry I didn't post yesterday, super busy! helping at my church have a women's retreat!

I was checking in if anyone has made there low carb cheesecake?

I will be making mine either Wednesday night or Thursday afternoon! cant wait, got my ingredients yesterday and I am hoping it will work!! yum yums!!

have a wonderful Tuesday!

talk to you all soon!!


Holly Miller
Aug 13, 2014

August Challenge!

hello everyone,

today starts a new challenge.

we had a tie so I assigned cheese cake in a jar #1 and the beef pies #2 and asked my co-worker to pick a number 1 or 2 and she picked.....#1. I was thinking of doing #2 for Sept. challenge let me know what you think!!

Cheese Cake in a Jar

reminder of rules:
1.revise to low carb
2.actually make it
3.if you can give carbs per serving
4.give a review - maybe next time changes, didn't like, a keeper etc..)

you have until August 22nd and remember if you are one of the first three people to post a actual recipe made with reviews you I will send you *recipe cards holder!!

thanks everyone!

be creative, have fun and be healthy!!

*if we have only one winner they will receive the holder with recipe cards, not all 3 holders!


Holly Miller
Aug 12, 2014

found an article that sums up low carb diets!

I found this article on low carb diets. the author does a really good job summing up low carb eting! (in my opinion. I also put the link at the end of the article!

Whether it's the Atkins diet, Hollywood diet or the Zone diet, low-carb weight loss programs have increased in popularity within the last decade. A low-carb diet operates off the principle that the less carbohydrates you ingest, the more the body will turn to fat storage to get its energy, rather than processing carbohydrates into energy.

When you ingest carbohydrates, your body reacts to the carbohydrate intake by releasing insulin into the body. Insulin is a hormone that turns carbohydrates into blood glucose (blood sugar). Blood glucose can then be used to create energy for the body.

Energy Production
Once the glucose has entered the blood stream, the tissue is activated to begin absorbing the glucose out of the blood and using it as a building block for energy. This is an important process, as too much sugar in the bloodstream for extended periods of time results in the damage seen with insulin related disorders such as diabetes. Unfortunately, at the same time, this process also turns off the need for the body to burn fat for energy, as much of its energy is easily obtained from the glucose.

Weight Loss
Once carbohydrates are cut down in the diet, less insulin is produced, as well as less glucose is present in the blood stream. Since the tissues of the body are no longer able to get all of their energy from the glucose, they must turn to other sources of energy in the body. One of the first places the body usually chooses is fat storage. These fat storage areas can then be burned to make up the difference in the lost glucose. The result is a greater levels of fat being burnt, leading to extra weight loss.

Cutting carbohydrates completely from the diet is an overzealous mistake of many low-carbohydrate dieters. Carbohydrates are still an essential part of a diet, and should only be restricted, not eliminated. Removing too many carbohydrates from the diet may also cause the body to turn to muscle storage for energy, which can result in the loss of healthy body mass.


HM :)