12 episodes

Introducing the CarbSmart Podcast, where low-carb living is demystified and celebrated.
The CarbSmart Podcast is a dynamic audio journey into the heart of low-carb living hosted by celebrated low-carb cookbook author Dana Carpender and Andrew DiMino, the visionary behind CarbSmart.com. 

Start or restart your Low-Carb Lifestyle with CarbSmart!

We’ve been promoting the healthy Low-Carb & keto diet since 1999.

Each episode is a treasure trove of insights from leading low-carb experts, doctors, and industry pioneers. With Dana’s culinary expertise and Andrew’s extensive knowledge of the Low-Carb industry, the podcast promises to transform your understanding of low-carb and keto diets including tips and tricks for low-carb success as well as perspectives into the science of Low-Carb living. 

Not just interviews, we also breathe new life into our top articles, ensuring a diverse and rich content experience. Initially available on YouTube, the podcast will soon feature on all major channels, serving as a comprehensive repository for anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle.

Currently posting a new episode every other Monday.

For over 3,000 articles and recipes, visit CarbSmart.com.

CarbSmart’s Mission
CarbSmart is dedicated to helping everyone who is currently following the low-carb, Keto, Paleo, or primal way of life. Whether you want to lose weight, maintain your current weight, or deal with a specific health issue like reducing blood sugar, eliminating diabetes, improving cholesterol levels, or increasing exercise effectiveness. CarbSmart is your trusted guide to the low-carb lifestyle.

CarbSmart will show you
How to eliminate or reduce the effects of diabetes through the low-carb lifestyle.

How to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight through the low-carb lifestyle.

How to eliminate processed foods and refined carbohydrates in favor of a healthier natural or organic eating style.

How to be successful at the low-carb lifestyle and how to help others become successful too.

Ask us questions or suggest topics at comments@CarbSmart.com and visit our website at CarbSmart.com.

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Introducing the CarbSmart Podcast, where low-carb living is demystified and celebrated.
The CarbSmart Podcast is a dynamic audio journey into the heart of low-carb living hosted by celebrated low-carb cookbook author Dana Carpender and Andrew DiMino, the visionary behind CarbSmart.com. 

Start or restart your Low-Carb Lifestyle with CarbSmart!

We’ve been promoting the healthy Low-Carb & keto diet since 1999.

Each episode is a treasure trove of insights from leading low-carb experts, doctors, and industry pioneers. With Dana’s culinary expertise and Andrew’s extensive knowledge of the Low-Carb industry, the podcast promises to transform your understanding of low-carb and keto diets including tips and tricks for low-carb success as well as perspectives into the science of Low-Carb living. 

Not just interviews, we also breathe new life into our top articles, ensuring a diverse and rich content experience. Initially available on YouTube, the podcast will soon feature on all major channels, serving as a comprehensive repository for anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle.

Currently posting a new episode every other Monday.

For over 3,000 articles and recipes, visit CarbSmart.com.

CarbSmart’s Mission
CarbSmart is dedicated to helping everyone who is currently following the low-carb, Keto, Paleo, or primal way of life. Whether you want to lose weight, maintain your current weight, or deal with a specific health issue like reducing blood sugar, eliminating diabetes, improving cholesterol levels, or increasing exercise effectiveness. CarbSmart is your trusted guide to the low-carb lifestyle.

CarbSmart will show you
How to eliminate or reduce the effects of diabetes through the low-carb lifestyle.

How to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight through the low-carb lifestyle.

How to eliminate processed foods and refined carbohydrates in favor of a healthier natural or organic eating style.

How to be successful at the low-carb lifestyle and how to help others become successful too.

Ask us questions or suggest topics at comments@CarbSmart.com and visit our website at CarbSmart.com.

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    12. 3 Question Interview with Christine Moore, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

    12. 3 Question Interview with Christine Moore, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

    Dana Carpender’s 3 Question Interview with Christine Moore, Functional Nutritional Therapy PractitionerLinks and Show NotesWelcome to another three-question interview from CarbSmart. I’m Dana Carpenter, your trusted guide to everything low-carb. In these interviews, I ask a professional whose job, in some way, involves carbohydrate restriction, three-questions, and of course, listen to their answers.
    In Episode 12 of the CarbSmart Podcast, I am interviewing Christine Moore, a functional nutritional therapy practitioner. Having talked to registered dietitians who embrace carbohydrate restriction about the fact that food corporations are a major source of funding, or college dietetics programs and the effect that has on what they are taught and what they are permitted to say to their clients.

    What is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP)?
    A Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) is a professional who uses a holistic, foundational approach to nutrition to help individuals achieve optimal health. FNTPs focus on bio-individuality, recognizing that each person has unique nutritional needs. They emphasize nutrient-dense, whole foods and support overall wellness through dietary and lifestyle changes.
    What do FNTPs do?
    FNTPs assess clients’ health through detailed consultations, dietary evaluations, and functional assessments. They develop personalized nutrition plans tailored to the individual’s specific needs. These plans often include dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, and targeted supplementation. FNTPs educate clients on the importance of nutrient-dense foods and how to implement these changes in their daily lives.
    How can FNTPs help someone with diabetes or who is overweight?
    For individuals with diabetes or those struggling with weight management, FNTPs can offer significant support:
    1 Diabetes Management
    2. Weight Loss
    3. Holistic Support
    Website
    https://CarbSmart.com
    Find Hundreds of Articles and Delicious and Easy-to-Make Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
    https://www.carbsmart.com/author/dana
    Featured Recipe
    Keto Low-Carb Cajun Chicken Packets Recipe
    https://www.carbsmart.com/keto-low-carb-cajun-chicken-packets-recipe.html
    Show Notes
    https://www.carbsmart.com/podcast-12-3-question-interview-with-christine-moore.html

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    • 25 min
    11. Why Do We Equate Junk Food with Fun?

    11. Why Do We Equate Junk Food with Fun?

    Why Do We Equate Junk Food with Fun?CarbSmart Podcast Episode 11
    28 years ago, I had a friend / massage client, my first career was as a massage therapist, whose husband ran a business as a jobber, buying out overstock and stuff from businesses that were closing down, and then selling it to places like Big Lots and Dollar Tree. I was at their house one day, giving Anna a massage, when her husband offered me a five pound bucket of cookies from a lot he'd just purchased.
    I said, no thanks, I don't eat sugar or flour. He said, what? You don't have any fun anymore. It took every ounce of self-restraint. I had not to respond. I prefer sex. Thanks. I was reminded of this a while back when I was driving behind a Frito-Lay delivery truck beneath the Frito-Lay logo was the slogan.
    Good fun.
    Not an hour later watching Law and Order reruns, I saw an ad for blue bunny twist cones. Their slogan was. We make fun! And who hasn't heard of fun sized candy bars? We are surrounded by friends, acquaintances, and businesses who equate junk food With fun, and who do not hesitate to tell us so.
    Have you turned down cake at a birthday party recently? Now I can do this without pushback, because I have a reputation as a hardcore nutcase low carber. No one expects me to eat cake, not at a birthday party, not at a wedding, not at any celebration. Fortunately, I also have a reputation for sprightly conversation, a sense of humor, the ability to tell a story entertainingly, and to listen to the stories of others, and a readiness to dance my butt off.
    My friends have figured out that I am fun. My oddball diet, notwithstanding. But if you have not been doing this for nigh on 29 years, and made writing about it your career, chances are good that someone, somewhere, sometime, will try to convince you that passing up the junk food makes you a buzzkill. This is where I usually go into my suggestions regarding how to derail such pressure tactics, but I'll save that for another time.
    Instead, I found myself thinking about how we came to equate junk food with fun, to the point where many people cannot imagine, say, enjoying an awesome movie, unless they also have a big bucket of popcorn or a bag of chips. How did this happen? For most of human history, I have a few ideas. First, for most of human history, sweets were expensive and hard to come by.

    Links and Show Notes
    Website
    https://CarbSmart.com
    Find Hundreds of Articles and Delicious and Easy-to-Make Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
    https://www.carbsmart.com/author/dana
    Featured Recipe
    Low-Carb Coconut Scotchies Recipe
    https://www.carbsmart.com/low-carb-coconut-scotchies-recipe.html
    Show Notes
    https://www.carbsmart.com/podcast-11-why-do-we-equate-junk-food-with-fun.html

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    • 8 min
    10. Dana Carpender Interviews Dr William Davis, Author of Wheat Belly & Super Gut

    10. Dana Carpender Interviews Dr William Davis, Author of Wheat Belly & Super Gut

    Dana Carpender Interviews Dr William Davis, Author of Wheat Belly & Super GutCarbSmart Podcast Episode 10
    CarbSmart’s Dana Carpender interviewed William Davis, MD for her “3 Questions with” series.
    Dr William Davis is a prolific writer and expert healthcare professional. He is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of the Wheat Belly series including his latest book, Super Gut. He is known for his advocating of some basic principles of nutrition and efforts to address common nutrient deficiencies caused by the consumption of wheat products and the disruption of the human microbiome.
    Dr. Davis spent an informative hour talking with CarbSmart’s managing editor Dana Carpender. Read Dana’s review of Wheat Belly and Super Gut.

    Question 1
    If people were unsure about the effects of a particular food on their blood sugar, they should take their blood sugar measurement an hour after eating it, and if their blood glucose was over 120 mg/dL they should never eat that food again. Is that still your feeling or have you modified that in any way?

    Question 2You have long advocated a low-carbohydrate diet but have said you're against a keto diet, at least as currently practiced. Since I have been in a mild state of ketosis for most of the past twenty-seven years, I'm curious as to why.

    Question 3
    Do you have any idea what the carb count of the Super Gut yogurt recipe you discuss in your Super Gut book is?

    Bonus Question 4
    Do you know of a particular species of bacteria that increases levels of dopamine?

    Links and Show Notes
    Website
    https://CarbSmart.com
    Dana’s Best & Easiest Sugar-Free Ketchup Recipe – New for 2024!
    Show Notes
    3 Question Interview with Dr. William Davis Author of Super Gut & Wheat Belly

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    09. Let’s Go On A Low-Carb Memorial Day Cookout with Dana Carpender

    09. Let’s Go On A Low-Carb Memorial Day Cookout with Dana Carpender

    Let’s Go On A Low-Carb Memorial Day Cookout with Dana CarpenderCarbSmart Podcast Episode 9
    Hey gang, you know what’s coming up? A holiday that doesn’t torpedo our diets! Boy, you gotta love Memorial Day weekend. Not only is it the official beginning of summer, not only do most of us have a long weekend off, not only will Miss Manners grant you permission to wear white shoes after this weekend, but it’s a holiday that isn’t centered around junk food.
    Yippee! Indeed, what with all that cooking out, Memorial Day weekend is just made for low carbers. Add to that the fact that many of us have outdoor activities planned. Camping, hiking, biking, boating, volleyball, or just tossing a frisbee around, and you come up with a fun celebration where you might even drop a pound or two.

    Your Low-Carb Cookout MenuOf course, you know that you can have all the grilled steak, burgers, and chicken you want, and ain’t that an improvement over the low-fat diet. But don’t forget about all the other grilling possibilities. How about a whole salmon stuffed with shredded scallions and herbs and paper-thin slices of lemon?
    Tuna steaks, a boned, rolled leg of lamb, or how about pork chops? I’ve even been known to smoke a whole-brained turkey on my propane grill. Heavens. And it serves a crowd inexpensively. Hot dogs, brats, and smoked sausage are all popular grilling foods but approach these processed meats with caution. Anytime meat has been ground up and reformed, odds are that some sort of sugar has been added.

    Hot Dogs, Brats, and Smoked SausageDoesn’t mean you can’t eat dogs, brats, or smoked sausage, but it does mean that you want to read the labels and choose the ones with the least added carb. Hot dogs run from one gram of carb per link All the way up to six grams, that’s a six hundred percent difference. For that extra five grams, you could have another light beer.
    Brats and smoked sausage tend to run between one-half and one gram of carb per ounce. And you know you’re eating more than an ounce or two. So, choose the lowest-carb sausages you can find and eat them in moderation. Have half a brat, perhaps, and then a burger or some steak, too. You could smoke a rack or two of ribs, which gives you an excuse to spend five or six hours lazing around the patio, cold beverage in hand, occasionally adding wood chips to the fire, and splashing your ribs with mopping sauce.

    Links and Show Notes
    Website
    https://CarbSmart.com
    Dana’s Best & Easiest Sugar-Free Ketchup Recipe – New for 2024!
    Show Notes: Let’s Go On A Low-Carb Memorial Day Cookout – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 9

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    • 9 min
    08. What Is A Keto Diet? Keto Basics with Dana Carpender

    08. What Is A Keto Diet? Keto Basics with Dana Carpender

    What Is A Keto Diet? Keto Basics with Dana CarpenderCarbSmart Podcast Episode 8
    Welcome to today's episode of the CarbSmart Podcast, where your decision to embrace low-carb nutrition becomes a fun and delicious lifestyle. I’m your host, Dana Carpenter, here to guide you through the ins and outs of everything low carb. Today, we’re going back to basics. There’s been a lot of controversy about keto diets versus low-carb diets recently, so let’s talk about what a keto diet is.
    This episode of the CarbSmart Podcast, hosted by Dana Carpender, explores the ketogenic diet—a low-carb, high-fat diet that aims to trigger ketosis in the body. Dana discusses the scientific principles behind ketosis, shares practical advice for adopting a keto lifestyle, and addresses common myths. Listeners will gain insight from Dana’s personal experiences and professional knowledge, gaining tools to make informed dietary choices.
    Are you boggled by all of the discussion about a keto diet? Wondering what the heck a keto diet really is and really isn’t? Stick around because we’ll look at what it means and how it compares to other low-carb diets and plans.
    Keto has been the diet buzzword for the past five years or so and with good reason. A ketogenic diet delivers. Most people who go keto lose weight while experiencing increased energy and reduced hunger.

    Links and Show Notes
    Visit our website with over 3,000 Free Articles and Low-Carb Recipes
    https://CarbSmart.com
    Our Featured Recipe
    Low-Carb Toasted Almond and Coconut “Cereal” Recipe
    Check out our CarbSmart Low-Carb Cookbooks
    https://www.carbsmart.com/store
    Show Notes
    What Is A Keto Diet? Keto Basics with Dana Carpender: What You Need to Know – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 8

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    • 9 min
    07. How Did I Get Here? Dana Carpender’s Journey of 29 Years on Low-Carb

    07. How Did I Get Here? Dana Carpender’s Journey of 29 Years on Low-Carb

    CarbSmart Podcast Episode 7How Did I Get Here? Dana Carpender’s Journey of 29 Years on Low-Carb
    You read her articles, you buy her cookbooks, you make her recipes, now you can listen to her CarbSmart Podcast! In the episode, Dana Carpender describes her Journey of 29 Years on her healthy Low-Carb lifestyle. Explore her ups and downs to becoming a Low-Carb author & guru.

    Want to know how a girl who stole to support her sugar habit turned into a hardcore nutrition buff who has made her career writing about nutrition?

    How I got here by Dana Carpender
    My carb addiction started early, and so did other problems. I started seeing a shrink when I was 11. I also already had an unhealthy relationship with sugar. At Girl Scout meetings, I always went back to grab more cookies before I’d finish the first handful. I was afraid they’d run out.

    Note, I am now eligible for Social Security, and they’re still making Oreos. That scarcity mentality was strange. I was the weird kid. Super bright, unmotivated, compulsively talkative, overweight. My social skills were, shall we say, lacking. All of this inspired my parents to turn to a psychologist when I was 11.

    My mom and I joined Weight Watchers that same year. It’s worth noting that the original Weight Watchers program was generous with lean protein but limited carbs quite sharply. For the youth program, a few slices of bread a day with no alternatives such as rice, potatoes, or pasta, and one-half cup of higher carb vegetables per day, non-starchy vegetables were unlimited.

    It was the common wisdom of the time that if you wanted to lose weight, you gave up potatoes, spaghetti, bread, and sweets. I did lose weight on that plan, but at that age, the notion of a permanent change in eating habits wasn’t within my grasp.

    Then came the Atkins Diet.
    When I was 13, Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution first hit the market.

    Links and Show Notes
    Website CarbSmart.com
    https://CarbSmart.com
    Find Hundreds of Articles and Delicious and Easy-to-Make Low-Carb Recipes by Dana Carpender
    https://www.carbsmart.com/author/dana
    Show Notes
    How Did I Get Here? Dana Carpender’s Journey of 29 Years on Low-Carb – CarbSmart Podcast Episode 7

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    • 15 min

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