What Can We Do For You?

Now that I'm done with the book and back from the Low Carb Cruise (and over the cold I picked up along the way), I am diving headfirst into the job of Managing Editor of the new, expanded CarbSmart. Or rather, I'm diving headfirst into the job of learning how to be Managing Editor of a larger publication. Please, don't tell anybody I'm making it up as I go along.

For those of you who missed the announcement, as of about a month ago, CarbSmart closed its retail operation to focus on becoming the biggest, best, and most trusted source of low carb information on the internet. The magazine will be expanded, of course, but we're also looking to add video, podcasts, and any other form of media we can possibly produce.

But we need your help! Please, tell us what you need, what you want to see. Ideas we've had so far for regular features include:

* The Low Carb Family/Raising Low Carb Kids
* Seasonally Low Carb -- anything that has to do with how the season affects our eating, from what foods are in season, to what holidays are happening, to the need for foods for hot or cold weather.
* The Low Carb Beauty Beat -- articles on how low carb affects our looks -- not just our weight, but hair, nails, and skin.
* Product reviews. Duh.
* The Roving Restaurant Reporter, covering how restaurants, especially chains or franchises with fairly large territories, serve low carbers.
* Low carb success stories -- again, duh.
* Low Carb In The News -- looking at whatever major headlines have come out this month that affect us.
* Reader tips and tricks
* Recipes -- can we have a third duh?

What else? What do you want to see? Help us! It will take some time for us to grow as big as we plan to, but from the very start, our mission is to serve and inform this community. Tell us what you need to see and hear!

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Portable, non-refrigerated snacks & meals for traveling

Hi Dana,

Thank you so much for all the helpful information and great recipes. I'm relatively new to eating low carb but I'm in it for the long haul.
I travel often, usually for several days at a time with few, if any, options for shopping/cooking/restaurants. The food available at our tournaments is anything but low carb and carrying my own refrigerated food is often not an option so I'll be packing food for up to 4 full days for each trip.
Tips and recipes for take-along snacks and meals for air travel, etc. would be greatly appreciated by many of your readers, I'm sure.

Thanks so much
Karen in Florida

Recipes without sat fat....please

Hello Dana,
I've discovered by trial and more trial that my cholesterol rises when I eat Sat Fat. You and I have discussed this before and the suggestion was to eat low carb with less Sat Fat. Sooooooo I'd love to see some healthy recipes using healthy fats, like olive oil, just to mention one.

Thanks in advance. I think there may be a book for people such as myself.


I'd love to have.....

Any chance you'll start podcasting again? I really miss hearing your podcasts.

I would love to have restaurant reviews. It would be great to know what to order at a decent sized chain or to know about low carb options that you might otherwise miss. Maybe have readers send in their local low carb finds.

Nutrition for 50-something Women

Thanks for asking! I know you are about my age (50-something) and you probably know that there is very little from a low-carb perspective about peri-menopausal nutrition. I'm convinced that nutrition can make a difference, but I haven't been able to find any useful information. I know this is a problem for a lot of women low-carbers because I've seen other discussions of their frustrations on-line.

Low-Budget Low-Carb

How about featuring recipes or how-to's for low-carbing on a tight budget?


Full RSS feed so people can read the content in the reader of their choice. Throw in ads at the bottom if you have to but please keep the feed full.

Interview important names in the lowcarb world (docs and others). This is probably a "duh" and could fall into the "news" section but wanted to put it out there.

Follow up on some of the things that are said in interviews. For example, Dr. Davis recently made a comment about dairy having triple the insulin response but didn't go into much detail about what exactly that meant. Or sometimes one of the docs will casually mention about people who get stalled out but they never really get too in depth on how to break the stall.

Discuss the different plans. "Low carb" is a fairly broad subject but it'd be nice to know the differences in the plans (even at a high level in case the authors want you to buy the book). Pros/cons. You could potentially have a non-lowcarber try one of the diets and chronicle their experiences or have a long-time lowcarber try all the different diets and share their experiences.

Maybe in the recipes area a list some common substitutes. Both for taking a full carb recipe to lowcarb and alternate options for lowcarb recipes with ingredients everyone might not have.

Suggestions for the new CarbSmart.com

These are all great suggestions. I did want you to know we do have a full RSS feed at CarbSmart.com and the link to it is available in the top right hand corner of every page on the site.