Hello my name is Kevin Angileri, and I have been fighting weight loss for the past 10 years. I started this blog to inspire people to do something about it. Tonight I had some Salmon, and veggies. There where hardly any carbs, thank god. Now I am heading the gym to do legs, and some cardio…. I am really not looking forward to it, but I need to do it. Did you workout today?
Hello my name is Kevin Angileri, and I am a Carbaholic. Well, if you did not know I have been battling weight loss for years. A good friend of mine Dennis would always say Kevin Carbs are the Enemy. You know what, he is absolutely right. As soon as I cut my carbs down, I would start to loose weight. I am just making healthier decisions each and every day. I will eat a hamburger without the bun. I start off my day with a Muscle Milk first thing in the morning to get my metabolism started. Its only 100 calories folks. Then two hours later I am eating 2 eggs. Again two hours later I am eating another Muscle Milk. Now its the afternoon, and I will eat more protein, maybe a hamburger with cheese and onion, but no bun. Then a sensible dinner. I have been working out about 4 days a week. The weight is coming off. If you have any suggestions, please email us. We would love to hear what is working and what is not working. I hope everyone has a blessed day.
Low Carb Salmon DinnerPrep time 5 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 20 mins
For the salmon
2 salmon fillets (6oz each)
1 heaping tablespoon coconut flour
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (or dried, if you have on hand)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad
2 cups arugula
¼ red onion, sliced thin
juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place salmon fillets on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
Top your salmon off with olive oil and dijon mustard and rub into your salmon.
In a small bowl, mix together your coconut flour, parsley, and salt and pepper.
Use a spoon to sprinkle on your toppings on your salmon and then your hand to pat into your salmon.
Place in oven for 10-15 minutes or until salmon is cooked to your preference. I cooked mine more on the medium rare side at 12 minutes.
While the salmon is cooking, mix together your salad ingredients.
When salmon is done, place salmon on top of salad and consume.
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Carbaholics Anonymous’s Recipe For Easy Lentil Soup
1 lb. Lentils
2 Quarts of vegetable broth
1 lb. mixed frozen vegetables
1 Red Bell Pepper (cored and minced)
3/4 tsp Ground Cumin
3/4 tsp Ground Turmeric
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning Mix (Oregano, Marjoram, Thyme, Rosemary and Sage)
Salt to taste (optional)
Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Put all ingredients in a covered pot and bring to a boil. Turn down heat to simmer and cook for 1 1/2 hours. It doesn’t get any easier than that. The longer you let it simmer, the better it gets.
Now you have a high protein, low calorie meal – Indeed an Easy Recipe For Lentil Soup. Enjoy. Remember Carbaholics Anonymous is trying to answer all of your questions in a timely manner. We are asking for people donate there time at Carbaholics Anonymous to help fight obesity, and diabites. Remember we are all carbaholics.
Kevin Angileri gets hundres of emails asking so many different questions. One of the more popular questions is what is the best protein shake. I have come to realize you get what you pay for in this category. We have all gotten those bargains for 5 or 10 pounds of protein for some crazy amount of money. Then you go to taste it and its gross, and you can barely choke it down. So Costco has 100% Whey Vanilla Protein powder in a 6 pound bag for around $33.00 which is amazing price, and taste good all by itself. I personally like to mix it up and add different berrys and fruits, so I do not get bored drinking the same flavor each time. This is a delicious meal replacement. Your talking about high protein and a low Carb meal replacement that is healthy and has good carbs. This is better then running to the fast food joint. So Carbaholics Anonymous recommends Costco Whey Vanilla Protein powder for the best protein shake.
Why You Should Drink More Water
This is a important question that everyone should know.
Water helps keep the body temperature at 98.6. You never want to over heat your body. This could cause damage to your organs.
Drinking plenty of water also helps lubricate and cushions your joints. As we get older these are areas of concerns. So lets make sure we drink plenty of water.
Water also helps you get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements. Finally drinking plenty of water also helps your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.
Keep writing into Carbaholics Anonymous and ask great questions. Here at Carbaholics Anonymous we would like to be as informative as we can be. Copy and paste this video to your browser.
Kevin Angileri Says Instead of grabbing for the potatoe chips, or pretzels, here are some other ideas to try. If you could make one change each day on how you eat. Think of how powerful change can happen to your body. We are talking about lowering your blood pressure, body weight, and cholesterol. We are asking you to get rid of the bad snacks and try these for two weeks. After two weeks tell us how you feel? Are you loosing weight, are you sleeping better, do you feel bloated? I promise you this, you will feel better, and your taking the right steps for better health. We would love to hear what other Low Carb Snacks you like. So please blog on the site. Carbaholics Anonymous is here to promote better eating habbits, and better health.
Low Carb Ideas For Snacks
Celery with Hummus
Fresh Berries with Low Fat Yogurt
Vegetable Chard Wraps
Pickles but watch the Sodium
Hard Boiled Eggs Whites
All vegetables, especially green veggies
Kevin Angileri Says Superfoods for a Superior Thyroid
Kevin Angileri Says An estimated 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, and more than half are undiagnosed. Frequently misunderstood, and too often overlooked and misdiagnosed, thyroid disease affects almost every aspect of health. Taking care of it with good nutrition is a smart step in the right direction. Here are some superfoods that research has shown can nurture a healthy thyroid, as well as some ones to avoid.
Kevin Angileri Says Coconut and coconut butter, or more commonly known as coconut oil, has been used as a food and medicine since the dawn of history. Unlike saturated animal fats found in meats and dairy products, coconut butter is a raw saturated fat containing fatty acids which the body can metabolize efficiently and convert to energy quickly. Research also shows it helps to regulate thyroid function.
Kevin Angileri Says Kelp is a stellar, nutrient-dense sea vegetable. It is also known as Laminaria and contains a natural substance that enhances flavor and tenderizes. Kelp works as a blood purifier, and promotes adrenal, pituitary and thyroid health. Its natural iodine may help normalize thyroid-related disorders, like overweight, and lymph system congestion.
Kevin Angileri Says Turkey is one of the leanest protein foods and is low in calories, making it an excellent healthy food choice. Turkey also contains selenium which has been shown to inhibit cancer development, improve the immune system, and aid in the metabolism of our thyroid hormone.
Kevin Angileri Says Thyroid patients should avoid the consumption of goitrogens, substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland, and which can also cause an enlargement of the thyroid. Goitrogens are in foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, mustard, kale, turnips, and canola oil. Soy and peanuts also include goitrogens and should be avoided.
Kevin Angileri Says Both copper and iron are so important for thyroid function, so thyroid patients should take time to make sure they’re getting enough in their diets. Foods such as organ meats, oysters, clams, crabs, cashews, sunflower seeds, wheat bran cereals, whole-grain products, and cocoa products are all rich in copper. Foods like leafy green vegetables, beans, shellfish, red meat, and poultry are high in iron. Complement your iron intake with adequate amounts of vitamin C from foods such as citrus fruits, red berries, tomatoes, potatoes, and bell peppers to help maximize your body’s iron absorption efficiency.
One of the most common questions Carbaholics Anonymous gets asked is how many grams of carbs in a day is necessary for healthy living.
Not surprising , because carbs are pretty much always the nutrient that people are most often confused by these days. All of this talk about good carbs and bad carbs, simple and complex, the glycemic index and the various low carb diets and low carb foods is enough to drive a person crazy.
Let’s figure out exactly how many grams of carbs you should eat per day to lose weight or build muscle, and cover what types of food sources they should come from.
How Many Carbs Per Day?
Let’s start with the biggest question first… how many grams of carbs should you actually eat per day? Answering this question is actually easy once you understand a few simple facts about how the rest of your diet should ideally be set up.
What I mean is, before we can figure out your daily carb intake, we need to take 3 other steps first. Let me show you what I mean…
Step 1: Figure Out Calories
Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or do anything similar, every diet plan starts with calories. They are always the #1 key to making your body do what you want it to do, so they are always the first thing that needs to be figured out. Go to www.calculator.net and calculate the amount of calories needed to maintain or lose weight.
Step 2: Figure Out Protein
Once your calorie intake is all figured out, you then need to figure out how many grams of protein you should eat per day. Because protein is the next most important part of every diet plan.
To save you the time, 0.8-1.2 grams of protein per pound of body weight is usually the ideal range for most people.
Step 3: Figure Out Fat
With calories and protein set, we’re still not ready for carbs just yet. Fat is actually the next most important part of your diet. To save you the time, usually about 25% of your total calorie intake should come from fat in most cases.
Step 4: And Now We Can Figure Out Carbs
With all of that out of the way, we’re finally up to the least important part of our diet… carbs. Surprised how unimportant they are? Don’t be. Calories are the key to controlling our weight, and protein and fat are the only macronutrients that are truly essential to the human body. Carbs on the other hand are not. We should definitely eat a sufficient amount of them each day, but they are no where near as important as calories, protein or fat.
So, how many grams of carbs should you eat per day? Simple. Carbs should be used to fill in whatever amount of calories are still left over after protein and fat have been factored into your diet.
Let me show you an example…
- Let’s pretend you calculated that you need to eat 2000 calories per day to lose weight or build muscle or whatever your goal is.
- Next let’s pretend you figured out that you need to eat 150 grams of protein per day. Since 1 gram of protein contains 4 calories, that means 600 of this example person’s daily calories will come from protein.
- Next, since 25% of your calories should come from fat, this example person can calculate that 500 of their 2000 daily calories will come from fat.
- So that’s 600 from protein plus 500 from fat which gives this person 1100 calories accounted for so far. Now they’d just subtract 1100 from their 2000 total and get 900 calories. Since 1 gram of carbs contains 4 calories, this example person can see that they should eat 225 grams of carbs per day.
And that’s why the 3 other steps needed to come before carbs. We needed to figure out calories, protein and fat in order to figure out how many carbs we should eat per day.
Once again keep in mind that the amounts used in the example above were just made up examples. You’d obviously need to use the amounts that are specific to you.
What Sources Of Carbs Should I Eat?
Now that you know how many grams of carbs you should eat per day, you also probably want to know which foods you should get these carbs from.
For the most part, people trying to lose weight, build muscle or just be healthy should get the majority of their daily carb intake from higher quality nutrient-dense sources as opposed to simple, high glycemic, processed crap. Some ideal examples include…
- Brown Rice
- Potatoes (sweet, white, etc.)
- Various Whole Grains & Whole Grain Products
Foods high in sugar (candy, cookies, cereals, soda, etc.) should be avoided most of the time, and typical refined sources of carbs like white bread, white rice and white pasta should usually be limited to some extent in favor of the foods on the list above.
Now, the reason for avoiding or limiting these types of carbs is NOT because they make you fat. That’s a myth. The type of food you eat is NEVER what makes you fat. Eating too many total calories is the only thing that does that. It doesn’t matter where those calories come from (protein, fat, carbs) or how healthy or unhealthy (or “good” or “bad”) they are. Too much of anything will cause fat to be gained just the same.
Instead, the reason for avoiding/limiting these types of carbs is mostly for the purpose of controlling hunger and choosing better sources that are higher in various important nutrients, which is crucial for overall health.
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Who are Carbaholics? That is a great question.
Here are a few examples: The mid twenties athlete with a great 6 pack. He works out about 5 days a week and eats like a bird.
The middle aged man, who doesn’t watch his weight and loves fast food, and exercises his fingers on the channel changer.
The elderly folks, who are just taking it easy, and eating steak and mashed potatoes loaded w/gravy and a lot of salt. And then, there is me, who has eaten at every fast food joint in the country and loved every bit of it.
The truth is: We are all Carbaholics. We need carbohydrates to survive. They are building blocks to good health. Trouble is that we add all the wrong things to them. You know what I’m talking about. We load them up with butter, salt, sugar, sour cream and dozens of other things. That’s what plays havoc with our health and waistline. Let’s have some fun and change the way we eat our carbs. We will substitute good carbs for bad carbs. A couple of things will happen. First, you will start to feel amazing and secondly you will change a couple of holes in you belt.
Please remember Carbaholics Anonymous is trying to get to everyone’s emails in a timely manner. We still want to encourage everyone to still email us with questions. Carbaholics Anonymous wants to fight obesity, and fight diabetes. One person who we look up to is Brett Michael. Brett Michael is not only fighting his own battle, but his childs battle too. So please tell your friends and family about our site. God Bless.