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Big Daddy D. Patient Expert

Lexington, Kentucky
I run a blog called "Big Daddy D's Low-Carb Life" (lowcarbohydrate.blogspot.com). My only credentials are that I am losing weight and I like to cook. I am not a dietician nor doctor.
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Beef with Mushroom Gravy - 4 net carbs per serving by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This is a variation of a dish that I grew up eating. We used to use the normal condensed Cambells cream of mushroom soup. Cambells now has an alternative with much lower c ... Read on »
More Experiments with Carbquik - Pancakes and Biscuits by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The other day, we tried to make pancakes using the Carbquik recipe on the side of the box. The batter made according to the instructions was too thick. The pancakes looked ... Read on »
Experiment - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The other day, my wife and I tried to make spaghetti. Instead of pasta, we opted to try spaghetti squash. This was a first for me. I'd never seen spaghetti squash before. ... Read on »
First Experiment with Carbquik (made from Carbalose) by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I recently bought some carbquik over the internet. This stuff is supposed to be like bisquik but with 90% fewer carbs. It's made out of something called carbalose which is ... Read on »
Positive Effects of a Ketogenic Diet by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The media is full of half-truth stories about the negative side effects of ketogenic diets such as Atkins and the Protein Power Plan. I'm sure that you've heard many of th ... Read on »
Divine Low Carb Chili Verde - 4 net carbs per serving by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Wow, this stuff is awesome! Chili verde is a thick stew with a South Western influence. It consists of pork, peppers, onion, and tomatillos. It's spiced with garlic, sage, ... Read on »
Divine Low Carb Zucchini Cobbler - 9 net carbs per serving. (revised) by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I borrowed this recipe from http://www.thedivinelowcarb.blogspot.com/. First of all, I consider this an excellent blog. I have tried two of her recipes, both of which turn ... Read on »
Dixie Carb Counters Brownie Mix by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating About a week ago, I bought a bunch of different mixes made by Dixie Carb Counters. The best prices with lowest shipping rates that I could find was on netrition.com. I bou ... Read on »
End of Week 12 Results by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Week 12 has come to a close. I seem to have gotten over my plateau and am losing weight at a pretty good rate. I have lost 49.4 pounds and 6 inches off my waist since begi ... Read on »
Brandi's Salmon Patties - 1 net gram per patty by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating These salmon patties are my wife's creation. She made them for dinner last night. Typically, she uses flour and cornmeal. This was replaced with, you guessed it, carbquik. ... Read on »
More Experiments with Carb Quick - Sausage Cheese Balls by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I tried making sausage cheese balls. This is the ubiquitous recipe except with carbquik instead of bisquik. Net carbs is 0.17 per ball. The recipe makes 70 balls. If using ... Read on »
9 Day Thanksgiving Diet Vacation by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have just returned from our road trip. My wife and I departed from our diet for 9 days. She gained only about 5 pounds and I gained 10. I'm not sure how much is water. T ... Read on »
Pumpkin Cheesecake* - 5 net carbs per serving by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you like pumpkin pie and you like cheesecake, you'll love my pumpkin cheesecake! And, it's just in time for the holidays! The recipe is my own invention and I am extre ... Read on »
A Plateau? Plus discovering new ingredients. by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Today is the end of week 13.... I've actually gained 3 pounds this week. I have not cheated on the diet. I fear that my body has grown accustomed to the low-carb diet. How ... Read on »
Compliments and Upcoming Holidays by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Yesterday, the lady who cuts my hair commented on how much weight I'd lost. She said I was looking very good. It's this sort of feedback that keeps me going. During ... Read on »
The Mrs. by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating The first 2 months that I was on this diet, my wife lost 10 pounds. She ate her normal breakfast and lunch but was eating my low-carb dinners. This along with my success ... Read on »
Better Carbquik Pot Pie - 5 1/2 net carbs per serving by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating There's a recipe on the Carbquik box for pot pie that has a total of 50 grams of net carbs. My version has only 35 total net carbs and tastes much better. It requires very ... Read on »
Plateaus and Rocky Road by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I have lost the weight from Thanksgiving but seem to not be losing anything else for now. I peed on a ketostix yesterday and it showed a Ketone level of only 15 which is b ... Read on »
End of Week 16 by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating My weight has gone up slightly this month. But, considering the amount of binge eating I did over Thanksgiving holidays, I guess I can't complain. Detailed stats* (en ... Read on »
Working on Undoing Thanksgiving by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I gained about 10 pounds over Thanksgiving. It took a whole week to burn it off. It feels that my weight loss is still slowing. I don't think the 9 day break has reset my ... Read on »