Weight Loss Blog – Coffee Shops

December 8th, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! Once in awhile while I’m out and about, I like to get a cup of coffee at one of those coffee shops, like Starbucks. To keep my selection on the low carb side, I order a regular size decaf cappuccino with whole milk and a sugar-free flavoring, like hazelnut. Delicious and low carb! Unfortunately, […]

Weight Loss Blog – Great Low Carb Bread Company

November 18th, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! While I was at Peak Health last week, I learned about the Great Low Carb Bread Company. Several practitioners, including Dr. Quigley, order bread, bagels, etc. from this company and like their products. If you would like to give them a try, their website is This can be a quick and easy alternative […]

Weight Loss Blog – Low Carb Lasagna

October 20th, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings and Happy Autumn! I have been making home-made spaghetti sauce for over 40 years and substitute spaghetti squash for pasta since I have been following a carbohydrate-conscious lifestyle. I wanted to find a low carb lasagna for variety and a quick Google search produced a variety of websites offering free recipes. I ended up […]

Weight Loss Blog – Pizza

September 19th, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! Meagan Fitzpatrick RN, BSN shares a great recipe for low carb pizza: The crust recipe: 2 cups almond flour, 2 eggs, Italian seasoning to taste, 2T olive oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients (it is normal for the mixture to be sticky). Roll crust dough onto parchment paper into pizza shape […]

Weight Loss Blog – July 4th BBQ

July 3rd, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! Here are some tips for eating at a BBQ during the July 4th Holiday: 1) If you are not sure what kind of food will be served at the BBQ, eat something on your plan before you go. This way you won’t feel so famished that you eat the first thing you see! And […]

Weight Loss Blog – Support

May 25th, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! My name is Melanie and I’ve been blogging on the Peak Health Family Medicine website since March, 2015. My goal is to provide tips and tools to all those who follow a carb-conscious lifestyle. I am not a medical professional, however, I am a Peak Health patient and fellow low carb follower for over […]

Weight Loss Blog – Tortilla Chips

May 10th, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! I like to eat tortilla chips occasionally and always look at the package labels, hoping to find a lower carb brand. I recently discovered La Favorita, a Colorado brand of tortilla chips with 7 net carbs in an ounce of chips (about 10). That’s the lowest I’ve seen thus far and they have the […]

Weight Loss Blog – Carbs vs Saturated Fats

May 2nd, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! Dr. Quigley sent me an article from, published in November, 2014, that is about carbs vs. saturated fats. A recent study concluded that “an uptake in consumption of saturated fat does not increase saturated fat levels in the blood, but consuming more carbohydrates is related to higher levels of fatty acids associated with […]

Weight Loss Blog – Breakfast

April 24th, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! Eating breakfast is important! How do I know? Well, I’m a breakfast convert. For a large part of my adult life I drank my coffee, went to work and around 11am found that I was famished. So, I had an early lunch, then snacked, then had dinner, then another snack, etc. etc. What I […]

Weight Loss Blog – Restaurant Eating

April 18th, 2015 (No Comments)

Greetings! I went to a new restaurant last week. I’m apprehensive when I visit a new restaurant, however, I checked it online first and felt confident I could eat well and stay within my carb plan. It’s a good practice to review the menu of any restaurant you want to go to beforehand. If I […]