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Permanent, sustainable fat loss (rather than rapid-but-temporary weight loss) is really the ultimate goal of most people trying out a diet.  Health is an integral part of fat loss however, and should not be ignored.  There is a compelling body of information that advocates low carb and/or slow carb diets as the key to fat loss, but also the key to controlling inflammation and enhancing mental clarity.

As a diet and health coach from 2012 through 2020, I have had valuable experiences in helping over 400 people to fat loss and health improvement.

Low carb, slow carb, and Mediterranean diets can fit into many types of fat loss approaches. Each of these approaches focuses on avoiding sugar and processed foods and focusing on metabolic health through proteins, good fats and vegetables.

Included in this category are recipes and guides for low carb, slow carb, keto and Pesco Mediterranean lifestyles.

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Harissa Baked Salmon – Low Carb Dinner

Salmon is a nutritional powerhouse. especially for people on a low carb or ketogenic lifestyle.  It also lends itself wonderfully to any range of sauces or rubs.  This harissa baked salmon is one of my favorite Pesco Mediterranean recipes and can be a quick 10-minute weeknight dinner or a fancy-schmancy dinner party dish! What is …

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Easy Pork Chile Colorado with Cactus (Nopales)

This recipe for pork and nopales (cactus) is a traditional Mexican lunch or dinner. No matter the time of day or the season, this super easy dinner is a winner in our books! Can You Really Eat Cactus? Yes, you really CAN eat cactus! And it’s actually quite tasty when cooked correctly. The most common …

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Best Mexican Beef Birria Stew with Consommé

Beef birria stew (Birria de Res Con Consomé) is rich stew that is traditionally made with either goat or lamb, but beef is becoming the preferred meat in the U.S. The meat is always slow cooked in a richly-flavored broth until it is melt-in-your-mouth tender. When served as a stew it is simply ladled into …

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Easy Tuscan stew – white beans, cabbage and sausage

One of my resolutions this year is to include more vegetables in my recipes, but always with the criteria that they must be full of flavor and simple to cook. No bland vegetables allowed! This Tuscan stew makes use of Winter cabbage as the vegetable and adds heartiness and protein by cooking it with cannellini …

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Easy Chicken Mole Rojo for the Home Cook

The variety of Mexican moles are all unique and delicious, but the required pepper roasting, peeling and rehydrating can be a bit daunting and time consuming.  This mole rojo using a powdered blend of smoked chiles, cocoa and spices is the key to making a more achievable, but still full-bodied, mole. What is Mole Rojo? …

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Best Baja-Style Fish Tacos: (with Avocado Cream & Pickled Onions)

Grilling does not have to be limited to the outdoors. You can use an indoor grill (or a “comal”) to get blackened or grilled white fish that are perfect for making healthy fish tacos. Add some avocado cream and pickled onions and you’ll have the best homemade Mexican fish tacos. Quick and easy and delicious! …

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Comprehensive Guide to the Pesco Mediterranean Diet?

The Main Points Before noting health benefits or weight loss success of the Pesco Mediterranean, here is a summary of the key components: It is a plant-rich diet (lifestyle) It is rich in tree nuts Fish and seafood are the principle source of animal food The principle fat source is extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), but …

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Low Carb Seared Tuna Dinner with White Beans

Seared tuna steaks only take 3 minutes to cook! Serve them with this white bean and tomato side dish and you have a healthy slow carb or Pesco Mediterranean weeknight dinner. Will Frozen Tuna Steaks Work? Yes!! While frozen tuna steaks are not sushi-grade quality, they are delicious and available to the home cook. We’re …

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Low Carb Pumpkin Ancho Soup – Smoky & creamy

Pumpkin Ancho Soup, whether made with small pie pumpkins, butternut squash or any of the heirloom squash varieties is a creamy, hearty, healthy soup — perfect for cool Fall or chilly Winter nights.  Detailed video in recipe below Which Varieties Make the Best Soup? The main thing to consider when choosing the squash to use …

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