Tag Archives: Laura Dolson

Can You Eat Low-Carb at Fast-Food Restaurants?

Most emphatically, yes! But you have to be careful and able to withstand temptation. Laura Dolson tells you how over at About.com. For example:

Occasionally, you’ll see salads with other protein, but chicken is the mainstay of fast-food meal salads. Tips: 1. Skip the croutons, tortilla strips, and similar additions. 2. Be very careful about sugars in the dressing. 3) For best nutrition, look for salads with a mixture of greens, and a variety of vegetables. 4) Make sure the chicken is grilled, not “crispy fried”, or other chicken with breading.

 On the Advanced Mediterranean Diet, you have the option of:

  1. Traditional portion- and calorie-controlled eating, or
  2. Low-carb eating with the worlds’ first Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet

How to Determine Your Body Fat Percentage

Laura Dolson discusses how you might determine your body fat percentage and what the number means.

Which Are the Low-Carb Veggies?

A half cup of sliced bell pepper has about 2 grams of digestible carbohydrate

Laura Dolson over at About.com has a helpful list of low-carb veggies.  Helpful if you experience excessive blood sugar spikes from high-carb items, or if you’re restricting carbs for weight management.


Whatever Happened to Lard?

Lard? Wut choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?

Lard may be making a come-back. An NPR article reviews its fall from grace, with mention of Upton Sinclair, Procter and Gamble, and Crisco.

Steve Parker, M.D.

h/t Laura Dolson