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Vickie Patient Expert

Spring City, Utah
In January of 2007, I decided to reform my life and health through the merits of following a low-carb lifestyle. Part of that reformation included starting a low carb blog called "Kickin Carb Clutter" to share my experiences along the way, as well as help, educate, motivate, and... Full Bio
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Best Grain-Free Sources of Vitamin B for a Low-Carb Diet by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating A Low-Carb Diet is Rich in Vitamin B Complex Sources Vitamin B is actually a group of different water-soluble vitamins that must be eaten daily since the body cannot s ... Read on »
Cinco de Mayo: 12 Super-Tasty Cal-Mex Dishes by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Cal-Mex Cuisine Uses Lots of Fresh Vegetables, Herbs, and Whole Foods(Photo Credit: Armando Maynez, flickr.com, license CC BY 2.0) Mexican food is very popular in the ... Read on »
Missing Diet Soda? PepsiCo Has Your Back! by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Diet Pepsi is Switching from Aspartame to Sucralose(Photo credit: Ben Mason, flickr.com, license CC BY 2.0) The Atkins Diet doesn't allow diet soda with aspartame. Dr. ... Read on »
How the Myth of Willpower Affects Weight Loss by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This morning, I received a comment from a reader who didn't like what I had to say about body memory and the body's biological instinct for survival. The comment was ... Read on »
New to the Atkins Diet? Advice for Beginners You Won't Want to Miss! by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you're new to the Atkins Diet, getting through the first month or two can be a bit confusing or overwhelming. I get a good amount of email from people who are just ... Read on »
The Truth About Sugar Substitutes by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I get a lot of questions about sugar substitutes. What is the Truth About Sugar Substitutes?(photo by frankleleon, flickr.com, CC BY 2.0) In general, sugar substitut ... Read on »
How to Work Low-Carb Vegetables Into Your Diet by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating If you listen to the media and other anti low-carb advocates, you're going to think that the Atkins Diet is nothing but greasy burgers, T-bone steaks, tons of full-fat ch ... Read on »
Low-Carb Diet Plan Templates for Atkins Induction and OWL by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Today, I'm going to give you a low-carb menu template that I use when doing Atkins. I have one for Atkins Induction and one for the Ongoing Weight Loss Phase (OWL). I find ... Read on »
Atkins 1972 Revolution Rolls -- My Way by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating In the 1970s, when I first ran across the Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution book at the library, I didn't have enough courage to make the Diet Revolution Rolls. I couldn't unders ... Read on »
7-Day Ketogenic Diet Menu for Atkins Induction by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Atkins Induction Breakfast: Bacon and Eggs, Salad, and Salsa I'm going to be honest here. I have never sat down and mapped out a complete ketogenic diet ... Read on »
How to Get Into Ketosis in Less Than 3 Days by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating How to Get Into Ketosis in Less Than 3 Days? Eat as Few Carbs as Possible! Ketogenic diets work by reducing basal insulin levels and setting up conditio ... Read on »
Why Do You Want to Lose Weight with Low Carb? by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating With Christmas and the holidays behind us, a lot of people have now turned their focus toward the new year and what they want to accomplish. For a lot of folks, that means g ... Read on »
How to Plan a Great Low-Carb Christmas Dinner by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating How to Plan a Stress-Free Low-Carb Christmas Dinner A typical menu is all about carbs. Potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, whole grains, cereals, and sweet de ... Read on »
Kicking Carbs with the Help of Your Smartphone by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Are you having trouble keeping track of your carbs throughout the day?  It's really easy to forget something you've eaten if you don't write it down. Keeping a ru ... Read on »
Low-Carb Thanksgiving Side Dishes and Ideas by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating When it comes to the holidays, sticking to your low-carb diet can be rough. The holidays are filled with tempting, luscious desserts, sugary treats, and comforting side dish ... Read on »
Make Your Low-Carb Halloween Special by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Have you noticed that Trick-or-Treat is almost non-existent now? For the past several years, hubby has sat by the front door with a large plastic bowl of candy and other goo ... Read on »
Dr. Atkins Advice on Exhaustion and Leg Cramps by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating This morning I was taking a stroll through some of the threads over at Low Carb Friends, and I ran into something that really disturbed me. A patient of Dr. Westman was ther ... Read on »
Power of Forgiveness Brings Low-Carb Success by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Going Low-Carb is a Major Event Going on a low-carb diet is a major event in your life. It is not a whim, and it is not a gimmick. It's a drastic lifesty ... Read on »
The True Role of Ketosis in a Low-Carb Diet by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Once you have the purpose for a low-carb diet fixed firmly in your mind -- that the aim is to lower your basal insulin levels and thereby make your fat stores more readily a ... Read on »
What is the Purpose of a Low-Carb Diet? by Vickie Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Okay. You're decided to give the Atkins Diet a try. You've heard good things about dietary ketosis and you want to give it a whirl. Or, maybe you think that a lower fat, mor ... Read on »