Welcoming 2017 and Some Straight Talk About Different Diet Types and This Blog
What has Changed:
But the last few years, my thoughts about carb-conscious eating have evolved in a way that was at odds with some aspects of the original South Beach plan. And currently I’m less focused on dieting and more focused on healthy carb-conscious eating in general, with a generous dose of exercise added into the mix. What works well for me now is to have meals that are relatively low in carbs, while allowing healthy treats once in a while.
What I Want to Do on this Site!
And what I really want to do on this site is focus on creating amazing carb-conscious food that’s so delicious you won’t even think about whether there are carbs!
But beyond that, I would love to have my blog be a way to offer healthy recipes that are helpful for readers who want to follow any type of low-carb or carb-conscious eating plan, whether it’s for weight loss, controlling blood sugar, preventing or treating insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome, or any other reason a person chooses to limit carbs in their diet. (And for those who don’t care about carbs at all and want to eat my recipes with a side of rice and pasta, I’m fine with that too.)
Making the Blog a Resource for Anyone Who Likes My Recipes:
I added a Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to the site two years ago because I was starting to realize how my recipes are actually suitable for many different types of diet plans. Of course not every recipe works for every type of diet, but I’ve had good feedback about how that feature can help you find recipes that work if you’re following a specific plan. In 2017 I’m going to be redesigning the blog to help more efficiently spotlight which diet types each recipe is suitable for. (I’m on the waiting list for a great designer to do that; be patient!)
What is Happening Now?
Over the next few months I’m going to be adding to and expanding the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index so it will have more carb-conscious diet categories including low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, South Beach Diet Phase One, South Beach Diet Phase Two, and Paleo (or Whole 30), as well as categories for other diet types such as gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan. The newer categories (Keto and low-glycemic) are not yet converted to a visual recipe index, and the others are not all complete, but we’re working on it!
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