Atkins Diet Recipe: Low Carb Lasagna (*IF)

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In my first recipe back, I wanted to share probably the second most made personally recipe I make for my family. It is a quick and easy recipe for Low Carb lasagna. While others might make their own version of low carb noodles using cauliflower or similar to […]

Atkins Diet Vlog: Why is Exercise So Important?

One of the questions I get asked is why do I spend all this time (~80 minutes daily) in the gym when “Weight Loss is 98% diet.” While I question the percentage (92.15% statistics are created to supported your argument after all), my answer is why do you want to stay in […]

Atkins Diet Recipe: Low Carb / Keto Thanksgiving Prep 2017

In this video, I wanted to give a behind the scenes look at Thanksgiving in the Altena household. Most extended family holiday meals are done at my house or with my prepping the meals for the 15 people in my wife’s family. (in-laws) Not all of the family members are low carbers, so I […]

Atkins Diet: The Journey Back (the “short” answer)

I discovered how much harder making a video describing my own failures at maintaining my weight after 11 years at goal weight. I am typically not a guy that likes to focus in the bad and rather would focus on the future. I however thought you guys deserved the truth that I […]

Atkins Diet Recipe: Low Carb Cucumber Salad (IF)

Atkins Diet Recipe: Low Carb Cucumber Salad (IF)

One of the things I am often asked for is more Induction Friendly sides that the whole family can enjoy. This one is particularly one of my wife’s favorites. I think the dill really adds to the flavor of the recipe, and it can […]

Atkins Diet Recipes: Easy Low Carb Ice Cream

PrintAtkins Diet Recipes: Easy Low Carb Ice Cream

Prep Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 2-3 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup


1 cup cottage cheese (full fat, small curd) 1/4 cup coconut or almond milk 1 tbsp natural peanut butter 2 tsp cocoa powder 1/4 […]

My latest project – writing for CarbSmart magazine

I have been following the team (Andrew DeMino, Dana Carpender, Jimmy Moore, and my favorites — Amy Dungan and Susie Gibbs) for quite awhile. Carbsmart has been around for nearly 13 years, but last year they changed their focus from being the go-to source low carb products to being the go-to source for […]

Atkins Diet Product Reviews: Dreamfields Pasta

Atkins Diet Product Reviews: Dreamfields Pasta

I have been asked about Dreamfields Pasta quite often by viewers, especially in my Italian low carb recipe videos. There has been quite a lot of press about Dreamfields and whether or not their method to listing digestible carbs is correct. A number of notable low carbs and […]

Atkins News and Low Carb Giveaway

Atkins News and Low Carb Giveaway

I made this video in honor of my next published cookbook, Low Carbing Among Friends, Volume 3 ( ) being in stock at Amazon. Thank you guys for your awesome support for Volume 1, which big news might be coming out soon. Volume 3 should be even better […]

Updates and other items

I feel guilty that I haven’t been making videos or updates here as I once was. I talked about that in my last video, but I am glad to say the light is definitely at the end of the stress tunnel. Work at Microsoft has been going well. While I have still been working longer […]


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