Meet Lynn

Hi, I’m Lynn! πŸ˜€ Thank you for stopping by my blog here, and taking a minute to get to know me. I’d love to get to know you too! Leave a comment, introduce yourself, and let’s connect on your favorite social sites too:

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Instagram is a great way to see EVERYTHING I’m eating. πŸ˜€

Need help getting started with a healthy low carb diet? Click here. πŸ˜€

This blog is where I share all my weird eating habits, my fun travel adventures, how I maintain the low-carb diet with a high-travel lifestyle, and everything I learn along the way. Including what to eat, where to eat, what to do when there’s nothing to eat but bread (LOL) and all the funny stuff that happens in between…

I’ve been working from home for more than 18 years. As you can imagine, not only do I sit most of the day – but I have easy access to the kitchen all day long! LOL πŸ˜›

I also travel a lot, eating on the go. And when I am home – well, it’s often take-out for dinner or something super simple. Between traveling, running a business, and being a single parent, I simply don’t have time to cook as much as I used to. Besides…

Life is too short to be stuck in the kitchen all day! πŸ˜‰

Call it age, call it life, call it whatever you want – but I mysteriously started putting on weight in my 30’s! I’m now in my early 40’s, had what I refer to as a “horrific hysterectomy” a few years ago, and I’m now battling those same issues everyone else does with weight & health.

I decided to “go low carb” and I am SO glad I did!

I lost 8 pounds the first 10 days, and while I’ve struggled here and there like any normal human, I’m happy to say I’ve maintained a healthy low carb lifestyle for 4 years now – and enjoyed fast, easy weight loss. On top of that, the unexpected result: I’m out of pain! I was really suffering with what my doc wanted to label “fibromyalgia”. Guess what? Eating a low carb / ketogenic all but eliminated my symptoms… and I am now enjoying a super active lifestyle again. πŸ˜€ Awesome!!

No Complicated Recipes or Weird Foods.

I’m big on the KISS (Keep It Simple!) concept, so you’ll find tons of EASY low carb ideas here on my blog. No complicated recipes or weird products. I’m big on “real food” and LOVE anything with 3 ingredients or less.

You’ll also find lots of ways to eat low carb… everywhere BUT the kitchen. πŸ˜€ I eat out A LOT, including fast food and take-out, and restaurants around the world. Follow along to discover creative substitutions and simple meal ideas.

I host FUN low carb meetups around the world! See the Asheville, NC Low Carb Meetup and Atlanta Low Carb Meetup for example. Make sure you subscribe by email so you get notifications and invitations of upcoming low carb meetups!

Jimmy Moore & Lynn Terry (Low Carb)

^ That’s me, with Jimmy Moore of Keto Clarity at the Asheville Low Carb Meetup.

Google+I hope you enjoy my blog, and that you’ll leave a comment and say hello sometime! I would love to connect with you on Twitter and Facebook, as well as Pinterest and Instagram – and Tumblr too if you have an account there. Let’s connect. πŸ˜‰

Lynn Terry

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130 Responses to Meet Lynn

  1. Mary Bernard says:

    Hi, Lynn.

    I just found your new blog, and I’m encouraged to give this a try with you!

    One question … do you find yourself missing bread, pasta, etc.? Or do you find that your cravings/taste for them have vanished?

    Ugh. I love breads and potatoes and pastas. I would love to “lose” my taste for them. πŸ™‚

    Congrats on the 20 lbs. You look great!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Mary – thank you! πŸ˜€

      Prior to starting Low Carb (less than 90 days ago) I was practically living on carbs. Oddly, I haven’t missed them at all – pastries, breads, pasta, potatoes, potato chips, french friends – none of it.

      After the first week, they even started to UNappeal. It’s amazing how quickly your tastes change!

      Melissa (@imsweetie on Twitter) just joined us too, and she lost 6 pounds in the first 6 days. I had a similar experience, losing 8 pounds in the first 10 days myself. I’ve now lost over 20!

  2. Mary Bernard says:

    OK. That’s really encouraging! Thanks for letting me know that you haven’t missed them. πŸ˜‰

    And, yes … actually, it was Melissa’s post on Facebook about her experience that led me over here to check it all out.

    Excited to be in this together!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Me too πŸ˜€

      Even though I don’t miss bread at all, I did order some low carb bread last week. It should be here today or tomorrow. I ordered it because it’s a huge search, and also a bit controversial, and I wanted to try it for myself. Will keep you posted on that! There are also low carb pastas and other things listed here if you’re interested in replacements:

  3. Garry Woods says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Wow I’m Impressed, with you, and so much so even though I love my Spuds and Pasta, and wholemeal bread, I also now have given up sugar alcohol, spuds, Pasta, and also have lost 10lbs in 14 days, so with a roll model like you, to encourage us we want to also encourage you.
    And when you have run out of places to visit come to the Island of Tasmania, for a real rest, and I’ll show you around.


  4. Janine Holman says:

    Lynn, I’ve been receiving your emails through for quite a couple of years now and am glad to finally catch a blog of yours. I really wanted to check out how you were handling this blog as I have finally decided to give up on all the so-called diets, lifestyle changes, or whatever and figure out the good, healthy, real food weight loss method. I will be creating a blog to track and be accountable to the information I acquire and my weight loss happenings. I’m looking forward to not only losing weight but gaining my life back – losing the pains and sores and gaining energy. I’ll let you know my web address once I am able to get the site together. That alone will be a learning process.


    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Janine. Glad to see you here, and glad to know how much you enjoy ClickNewz! I look forward to checking out your new site.

      Like you, I wanted a healthy change to the way I was eating, not just a diet. I am super happy with the choice I made!

  5. Hey Lynn, Great to find your blog. You are an inspiration to so many. I look forward to reading lots of great information on your blog. Glad I found it.

  6. Brian says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I’ve been reading ClickNewz for several years now. I enjoy them bunches. Not all of the information appeals to me directly, but like most consumers I pick out the nuggets that I like and use it. πŸ™‚

    Congratulations on your weight loss. I haven’t been counting net carbs, but I have been on a low carb diet since May 2011 and I have lost 31 pounds. Like you, we found it fairly easy and the quick results kept us motivated.


  7. Caroline J says:

    Oh God! I have to have a go at this Lynn. What do they say…. the journey of a 1,000 miles, starts with the first step…

  8. Ken says:

    Hi, I just wanted to let you know that your Low Carb diet is not healthy. Google Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn or Dr. John McDougall.

    Good Luck


    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Ken πŸ™‚

      There are many differing opinions on various diets, and it’s always a hot topic for debate. I am eating healthier than I ever have in my life (especially more greens!) and feel FABULOUS. Not to mention I’m no longer dealing with the health issues of being overweight and eating badly. *cheers*

  9. Ken says:

    Lynn, It is good that you are eating healthier than ever. But the cheese and alfredo sauce are not good for you. Sure, it tastes great, but it’s not healthy. You are so close, but eating added oils and fats is offsetting all the good you are trying to accomplish. I highly suggest you check out Dr. Esselstyn to see what you are doing to your endothelial cells. Then try Dr. McDougall’s starch based diet. You can feel healthy and actually be healthy. You owe it to yourself. Good Luck.


  10. Kenny says:

    I just discovered your website today, and I love it! I travel for 95% of my work, so any ideas I come across for eating low-carb on the road are great. I love to cook, but living in hotels isn’t really good for that. I actually discovered by looking over your recipes, and found out that I live 15 minutes from their factory store, which makes me really happy!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Awesome, Kenny! πŸ˜€ Great to meet you. I am a big fan of room service, fast food and take out – which is exactly why I chose low carb as a diet – and ultimately as a way of eating. I look forward to hearing more from you!

  11. Becky says:

    Just wanted to let you know that I really,really enjoy your website! I find it to be straight forward and “simple” (in the most positive form) which makes the info posted soo easy to go through and pull out the parts I need. I love that you make no appologizes for how you eat on the run and don’t like to cook. You are honest when you “fall off the wagon” and have to climb back on. You don’t pretend to be something you are not and that is soo refreshing. Even though I do cook at home a lot, I am busy, working mom with two young boys. Your website has been a tremendous help in me staying on track when I don’t have much time and have to eat out or on the run. You help keep things uncomplicated and I really appreciate that! Thanks for sharing your life experiences and meals! It has made a difference in my weight loss journey! πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you so much, Becky! Your comment really made my day, and I’m glad what I share is helpful. I love the low carb sites with all the great recipes, but the truth is… we can’t be in the kitchen ALL the time. Or in my case, much time at all, lol. πŸ˜€ *cheers*

  12. kathy says:

    Hi Lynn
    New here. Are you still on 20 carbs a day? Are they net carbs? I just started low carbing this week, but 35 carbs seems the lowest I can go and eat comfortably. I should lose on that, right?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Kathy,

      Yes, I stick to 20 net carbs per day, and mostly eat meat & greens. Of your 35 net carbs a day, what accounts for those carbs?

      • kathy hamilton says:

        Usually in the morning an egg, 2 thin bacon strips, 1/4 cup of cheddar and 1/2 an avocado. Lunch; usually a couple of ounces of chicken, little grated cheese, lettuce on a low carb tortilla. Dinner sometimes chicken, Broccili, cheese, salad 1/4 avocado. My net carbs are aroun d 35…Calories too high, about 1800. I’ve lost from 4 to 5 pounds this month, keep teetering. Without the bread I crave Avocados and cheese. Please let me know if the bread you just ordered is any good.

  13. Linda says:

    Just found your site and am trying to low carb after being off for a LONG time.Started yesterday (Sunday) and so far today,so good!!!NEED to lose weight bad as I’m very short and too much so to be carrying this much weight!!It is unhealthy and I hate myself,because of my excess weight,too!
    It is hurting my body causing my arthritis to flare up and making it impossible to get a good night’s sleep!!I’m at my wit’s end,and,KNOW that low carb works…………… me with your suggestions,encouragement and example!!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Linda πŸ˜€ How are you doing with low carb lately?? 1) Make sure you’re subscribed by email here at the site – top right of this page. And 2) join us at for support & accountability. πŸ˜‰

      I have inflammatory arthritis in my lower back that causes me all sorts of pain if I eat bad. Carbs promote inflammation in the body, so going low carb was a real save!! The results were amazing!

  14. Kelly says:

    Hi Lynn! Terry! I am not sure how I came across your blog (pinterest maybe?!) – but I love it! And I am so glad that it is still maintained and updated – so many I have come across are no longer maintained. I am beginning a low carb journey and I am so glad I have your blog as a resource – thank you!!

  15. Shona says:

    I have just started to view your blog and already found several things I wanna try. I have been on the low carb lifestyle for several months and am always looking for new carb recipes. Several years ago I did this and lost 50lbs; problem….I went back to the old way of eating and gained 50+lbs, I am determined to make this a permanent change in my life and am glad to see people like you blogging to help me stay positive. Thanks!

  16. Beth Gray says:

    How do i start the 90 day low carb challenge? Is there a specific diet plan that i have overlooked? It’s May 23. Can I begin now, or do I need to wait until the next ‘Challenge’?

    I have really enjoyed reading things on this site. Inspiring. Gives me hope.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you Beth. πŸ˜€ I’m glad to hear that! I run several live challenges per year. You’ll want to be subscribed by email at to get Official Dates & Details. We have a new challenge starting in July (SOON). πŸ˜‰

      Some people are on different “plans” for the general rule of thumb is: 20 net carbs per day, max. That’s it!

  17. Terry Wright says:

    Lynn, first I had to giggle πŸ™‚ at your name, mine is Terry Lynn (Wright). I wanted to see how you felt about using the BPC everyday? You mention that you don’t use butter that much. Is this something I should incorporate early on on my new WOE? Thank you! Terry

    • Lynn Terry says:

      lol Terry – apparently it’s a common combination. πŸ˜‰ I know a lot of people that drink BPC daily, but I’ve never tried it myself. I did buy some coconut oil and aim to give it a whirl! This is the recipe that appealed to me:

      I do use butter, just to clarify – but I don’t “eat it by the stick” like some people do. πŸ™‚ I use *real* butter to cook with or to top veggies.

  18. Nancy says:

    Im having a hard time I know I can lose the weight but keep going off track I don’t like sea food need a scheauled or meau that I can go by but cant find one need help I just don’t have any engry

    • Dale says:


      I feel your pain. Low carb dieting is nothing new to me and there are just times that I am like “is there anything different under the sun”. I first tried the diet in 2000 and went from 157 to 125. Of course, I was not diligent and fell back into bad habits.

      I typically keep my carbs to 14 – 20 per day, for now. Not that I do that perfectly but I track my progress with my family and friends through which helps a lot. I too am not a seafood lover and stick to chicken, beef, pork mainly. My husband is not a low carb dieter, he is my saving grace through. He is on an organic healthy food diet that he feels has added years to his life. He cooks dinner for me, always keeping my low carbohydrates foods in mind.

      I am a sugarholic and struggle with wanting junk food but even if on occasion I slip, I don’t “binge” and realize I can get control and walk the path I have chosen. I also, don’t “feel sorry” for myself because everyone is eating cake and I am not. I remind myself how uncomfortable I was and how good it feels to be where I am. I remind me that this is my choice.

      Sometimes at work I will feel low on energy and I will stop and think about how many carbs I have consumed, typically I find it is like 2 or 4 carbs only for the day and I need more so I will grab a hand full of nuts to give me the energy to keep going (I say nuts only because they are a quick convenient snack.)

      I truly believe that no one diet is for everyone. I know that this diet is for me and it is not just to lose weight but to keep it off. I have lost 20# in the past 6 weeks; have 15 more to go. Once I have reached my goal it will be learning the correct amount of carbs I can consume in the form of good foods before it will affect my weight.

      Hang in there Nancy. It is worth it.

  19. Kim says:

    Hey Lynn! I just found your website this week and with it being my first week of doing low carb again it has been really helpful. I did my own version of Atkins about 10 years ago and then started back eating carbs like crazy and drinking cokes like there was no tomorrow LOL. Of course I put the pounds on like crazy too. Then I went back to WW and lost from 178 lbs. down to my absolute lowest at 150 lbs. In my teens and up until I had my son when I was 27 years old I never really had a weight problem. Not like this anyway. I weighed 115 lbs. when I got pregnant and 140 lbs. when he was born and I felt like a cow. I lost weight on my own then by walking most everyday and eating low calorie diet and then at 128 lbs. I joined WW and lost down to 113 lbs. and became a Lifetime Member. Fast forward to today and I’m 52 years old and weighed 191 when I began this diet last Sunday. I’m also only 5’3″ tall to boot. This is the heaviest I have ever been. Recently I talked to a friend on the phone that I haven’t seen in probably 12 years. I felt compelled to tell her how much I weighed now because we were talking about getting together for a visit. I was so ashamed to tell her my true weight that I fudged a little and told her 185. Her response was “You Do Not!”. I could tell she was shocked. Please don’t think she is a hateful person because she really isn’t. I think she said it before she thought about it. She just blurted it out. What that comment did to me though was really make me take a long hard look at how I have let my self go over the past several years. I knew I needed to find a diet where I wouldn’t be starving all the time and one that would show results pretty quickly to keep me motivated. I knew low carb was the one for me. I remember when I lost some weight on a low carb diet before that I lost weight all over at the same time. On a low fat diet it seemed that I would lose weight in my face first, then my boobs and then finally the most troublesome spots which are my backside, stomach and thighs. My fasting blood sugar has been around 110 the past two times I have had it checked so I know the carbs are a problem for me. This is why I have chosen to eat low carb and to stick with it for the long haul. I feel like this is the only thing that is going to get my blood sugar and weight down to where it needs to be. Wow! I’m sorry for such a long entry! Thank you for taking the time to put this information out there for people like me. Have a great day!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      What a great story, Kim! It’s nice to get to know you. πŸ˜€ I totally understand how you feel. I’ve been through much of the same, and going low carb was the ideal choice for me too. It’s the only thing I know of that you can maintain long-term as a lifestyle – not just a diet – with SO many health benefits!

      How are you doing now? Still losing? πŸ˜€ *cheers*

  20. Laurie says:

    I’m just getting started on this LC eating thing. i have been a carb junkie my entire life, however, when I was younger it didn’t matter as i was very skinny…three children, two grandchildren, a desk job and just plain loving to eat and hating to exercise has turned into 50 lbs of extra fat. I will be purusing your website and hoping that you have give me lots of ideas.

    I have no desire to eat cauliflower “anything” so I am hopeful you have better ideas here! I don’t really have nor do I want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen! Wish me luck, sounds like I might need ti!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Laurie!

      Fortunately you don’t have to eat anything you don’t like. There are tons of food options to choose from! For different vegetables, see:

      Interestingly, my taste buds totally changed once I got into a ketosis state. I now enjoy spinach, avocado and even brussel sprouts – three things I never would have imagined eating, much less craving. πŸ˜› lol…

      I also don’t cook (much). It’s very rare. So you’ll find TONS of easy low carb foods here on my site. πŸ˜‰ *cheers*

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  22. Donna England says:

    I have dieted for years and years. I have lost approximately 50 pounds but cannot seem to get
    off the final 25. I am 58 and work from home, sedentary except for Jazzercise up to 4 x per week and one hour yoga class. I must be clueless about carbs but am sick of eating the SOS and weight is not coming off, even at 1200 calories. I had to remove sunflower seeds from a salad I made. I was surprised when I checked carbs on cottage cheese. So I am going to try this. Maybe I will lose some, but at least I will be more educated on what carbs are. Thanks for you informative site.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Donna πŸ™‚

      I think you’ll really enjoy eating low carb – and the results. You don’t have to count calories or watch portions etc – it’s super easy. πŸ™‚

  23. Shari Anderson says:

    Hey Lynn

    How are you doing? I wanted to thank you for your awesome support and your wonderful emails, etc. I have joined the 2 week challenge and very excited about it. I have set a small goal for July and that is to be in onderland, which is 10 pounds and I know I can do it because I have you and the group helping me.

    But I been wanting to ask you something about Low carb & high carb diets. I follow Chris & Heidi Powell and they have helped so many people. There plan (I am sure you know) is the LCHC and cheat day. I wonder what your thoughts were about having the one cheat day. I tried there plan and it was not for me but so many others have said the one cheat day has helped them.

    I hope you and your family have awesome 4th of July.

    Thank you

  24. Tameika Fuller says:

    Hi Lynn, on the LCHF do you eat until you’re full or do you use portion control sizes?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Tameika,

      I love to eat. πŸ™‚ I personally “listen to my body” and eat to satisfaction. That said, I have much less of an appetite in ketosis (eating LCHF) than I do otherwise. It’s hard to binge when you have zero appetite! Thank goodness, lol.

      That said, I do measure my portions so I can properly track my carb intake and my macros (nutrients & percentages). My goal is to eat 20 net carbs a day or less, and at least 70% of my daily calories in healthy fats. I don’t count calories, or starve myself, I just count those two things ONLY.

  25. Jen Lampman says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I follow you on facebook but I am trying to use it less. Happy to see this blog! Your last post there on keeping it simple was great, I loved it! I am looking forward to taking the time to look around…

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  27. Tamarah says:

    Hi Lynn,, I have been Low Carb for 10 months but as most this isn’t just a diet its a lifestyle for me i have lost 30,, got 20 more to lose . Since this Holiday Craziness is over time to get serious again. I have been stalled for quite awhile but thats ok as I said I will be doing this the rest of my life so eventually my body will give in.I do know I need to change some things up and plan to do that . I love finding new sites that are beneficial to me,, so will bookmark your site and plan to use it in the future and pass it on as well . I have also joined your 90 day challenge would love to get 20 pds off in 90 Days,, woot woot !! .

    Thanks for all you do

  28. Brenda Aubrey says:

    Hi Lynn, I joined your current challenge so I could end this year on a good note. I love low carb because I cannot survive eating so low calorie that I am hungry all the time. That does not make for a happy life. It’s my lifestyle now and forever will be. I am a meat eater and love veggies, so this isn’t a problem. I keep bacon in baggies in my frig all the time and even carry some in my purse when traveling. I bake my bacon in the oven so it doesn’t shrink so much and heats up well in microwave. I would rather snack on bacon than to have something sweet. Do you think that’s okay? I do worry about the sodium, but also try to drink lots of water to wash all that away. Sometimes I drink lots of coffee with a little stevia and sugar free coffee mate powdered creamer. So delicious and warming on cold days. Also filling, so I can never say I am ever starving, just very content in this lifestyle. I have gotten lots of helpful hints on Pinterest and do all the research I can. Knowledge is a powerful tool and I want to learn all I can. I feel so much better, no pain, more energy, sleep better and am loving getting back into some of my favorite clothes. Some of my friends have noticed and have said that I have inspired them. Greatest compliment ever. I want to help everyone I possibly can to find a safe way and a great way to lose the weight and have a healthier and happier life. I guess I should tell you that I started this before I found your challenge, but have really been encouraged by your blog. In 7 weeks I have lost 17 pounds. This is not always a quick weight loss diet, bit it is liveable and we all are a work in progress. I would say to not get discouraged too quickly. This weight didn’t come on overnight and won’t go away overnight. It’ also a learning process. So learn all you can, ask questions and it will happen. Thank you for all the help. I so appreciate this blog and all these wonderful people who are helping and supporting each other. Thank you Lynn.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Brenda – and congrats on losing 17 pounds in 7 weeks. πŸ™‚ That’s great!! There are SO many benefits to eating low carb. I’m glad you joined us here. I look forward to getting to know you! πŸ™‚

  29. Katrena J says:

    Hi I’m Katrena and I just joined. My friend MJ has been encouraging me to join but I have been piddling around, not being serious. My major weight accomplishment last year was to lose 5 lbs and keep it off. I want to really Rock with weight loss this year. My weight is the main problem I have in life. I’m not a big proponent of low carb, but must admit I feel better when I give up gluten and starch. I’m looking to give and get supporyt

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Welcome Katrena! I’m glad you joined us. πŸ™‚

      What are your pros/cons with eating low carb? You’ll find a lot of crossover with LC and gluten free, of course. I make some great gluten free breads & biscuits!

      I look forward to getting to know you. πŸ™‚ Let me know if you have any questions!

  30. Rita Bevers says:

    HI Lynne! So inspired by your writings and sharing your journey. I have a lot of weight to lose. I have tried everything. WW, Slimming World. I joined the 90 day challenge and I am hoping to have 30 pounds off by the end.

  31. Melissa says:

    Hi Lynn, I am a member in your FB group page.

    I am at day 2. Any suggestions for a rookie. I want to look good for my Bermuda trip in July. πŸ™‚

  32. Melanie says:

    Hi Lynn!!

    I follow you on FB. Thank you for letting us in on your journey!

    I know that you walk as much as possible. I was just wondering on top of eating LC and walking, do you have any other type of exercise you do on a regular basis?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Melanie πŸ™‚

      I wish that I exercised more consistently, and I am seriously trying (!!!) lol, but I have not been doing any one thing on “a regular basis”. I’ve lost all of my weight just eating low carb. I’m exercising more lately to tone up though.

      My favorite workouts are the Focus T25 Fast Track Workout and I also use my Ab Carver Pro a few times a week now. I love that thing!!

  33. Kristi N. says:

    Hi Lynn,
    My name is Kristi. I am a long time on and off the wagon low carber. Most recently I have been off for at least a year. While I was in grad school to get my nurse practitioner degree, I was following a low carb diet. Despite the fact life was WAY more stressful then, it was easier to do low carb because my life was so regimented. Now that I am working as an NP, and have MORE free time, I found myself working on everyone else and not myself. I have; however, continued receiving your blog updates and read them ALL. You have always shown awesome food choices and discuss things that we all go through during our weight loss journeys (I love the spanx (R) blog)! I wanted to you to know that although many of your followers are just that and do not comment much, we are here and I have found strength through your posts to set a goal date 2 weeks ago to get back on low carb and today was the day. My family members are not low carbers (yet); but, they are not opposed to the lifestyle either. I awakened in a house full of yummy carby treats and almost said, I’ll do it next week… I did not. I almost felt I owed it to you to get on board and get going! I am really going to take on the strategy one day at a time (one meal at a time right now)! Thank you for what you do. I will be looking forward to all of your real life, on the go, low carb meals.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Kristi πŸ™‚ Thank you!! Your note really made my day. I appreciate you taking the time to stop and write, and let me know you’re reading & enjoying the updates!! (lol @ Spanx, haha)

      Kudos for taking control of your health! You’ll be SO glad you started sooner, rather than later. πŸ˜‰ This is the BEST thing I’ve ever done for myself!!

  34. Lisa says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I just posted on your Facebook – but wanted to just say thank you for your daily posts. I really appreciate the time you take and detail you provide. I am sure not easy to do it everyday! I enjoy my daily emails from you and have decided to try to adopt some of your daily meals (just bought Daisy Cottage Cheese LOL). I have been low carb/keto for several years (have lost a total of 43 lbs; husband over 50) – but could use a jump start. I hate tracking and usually learn lots when I do!


    • Lynn Terry says:

      Thank you, Lisa πŸ™‚ And kudos on your amazing weight loss progress!!

      I was really resistant about tracking, but wow – was that ever an eye opener for me. It explained exactly why I was stalled / not losing. It seemed like a hassle at first, but then it just became habit… and of course gets fast & easy because your usual foods are right there in your list in short time. πŸ™‚

  35. Ashley Keimig says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I am just starting out with Low Carb Deit. Do you have any good suggestions to really get started or ways to avoid the dreadful “carb flu” that I have read about? I am a working mom of 3 kids, who are in various activities, 28 years old and struggled with weight my whole life. Just looking for a balance and feel that low carb might just be the fit for me.Any suggestions would be a huge help!


    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Ashley,

      I have a Getting Started checklist here: I was very happy with choosing low carb myself. Not only for the results, and the energy, but because it’s SO easy to sustain long term – unlike any other “diet”.

      The low carb flu only lasts a day or so. You can drink chicken broth for that day or so to help with the symptoms – usually for me just headache and leg cramps. It’s not that bad, and totally worth it! πŸ™‚

      • Ashley Keimig says:


        Thank you for the link & advice. I dread the carb flu, & hope it doesn’t effect me too much,or at least hoping for it not to last to long. Your blog & website is very helpful! Thanks for keeping us in the loop!,

  36. Deidre Michelle Ingram says:

    Hello! My name is Deidre Ingram I learned of your site while scrolling through my instagram and saw where someone posted about low carb living and posted a pic of some delicious looking sausage and cheese balls! Lol! I just recently decided to give low carb living a try again. The first time I did, I lost an amazing 50 lbs. I’ve gained just a few of those pounds back since 2005 but I refuse to gain them all back. In fact, I’m on a mission to lose what I gained, plus a little more until I reached a place where I’m satisfied with my body. I started at 244 lbs and currently at 205 lbs. I’d love to lose about another good 40 to 50 lbs. And I need delicious food to eat while I work at my goal! So far, I have found some very interesting recipes on your blog that I can’t wait to try! I believe I’m going to try the sausage and cheese balls first. I’m from Kinston, NC, a single parent of 2 daughters and life gets hectic a lot but by the grace of God, I know I’ll make it. Thanks for creating this page and look forward to the low carb lifestyle and delicious food. Think I’ll sneak more low carb foods in my daughters meals too! πŸ™‚

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Deidre πŸ™‚ Great to meet you!

      I started eating low carb while both of my children still lived at home too. You’d be surprised how easy it is to make low carb meals everyone loves – or to make meats & greens, with a starch or carb on the side for them.

      My kids love when I make crab legs for example, see: and I’ll make caesar salad & steamed broccoli with it. I’ll make garlic bread for them to eat with it, but they’re usually happy with mainly the crab legs anyway. πŸ™‚

  37. Tracy Bates says:

    Dear Lynn,
    I am on day 7 of low carb. Was struggling this morning with my coffee creamer and came across your blog! Thank you!!! I read your beach trip and feel so motivated to continue. I have only lost 4 pounds these first 7 days but have been eating 25-50 carbs a day. So today I am going to go for 20! I am 43 and feel like I have hit a wall. I am the heaviest I have been and feel so unhealthy. Think God led me to this blog this morning!
    Thank you and I cant wait to read more!!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Tracey,

      4 pounds in 7 days is GREAT. πŸ™‚ Definitely go to 20 net carbs max, 70% minimum. How are you tracking, by the way? I’m happy to help any way I can!

      I’m currently using Coffee-Mate Sugar Free Powdered Hazelnut coffee creamer. It’s creamy and delicious, and 1 carb per TBSP.

  38. Jan Mills says:

    I need someone to share the egg fast with me……,I am stuck!!!

  39. jan mills says:

    I have searched and it just takes me to a lot of advertising…… it was a simple 3 day egg diet. If anyone can just share it, I would appreciate it so much!!! Thanks……

  40. christine j moore says:

    can you find out why i been block again all i do is share low carb recipe i find and next thing you know im blocked ? I wont share anymore i just love the different recipe

  41. Wendy says:

    Hi! I just found this site and thank you for adding m on the fb page! I immediately gravitated to you because you seem so REAL! Ready to learn. Thank you for inspiring!!

  42. Maxine Lang says:

    Just found this blog and am inspired! Making my shopping list now! I have done low-carb in the past with much success–but fell back to old habits and have re-gained almost all of the 30 lbs that I had lost. πŸ™ Ready to start again and change those bad habits forever!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Welcome Maxine πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you’re recommitting to your health!! I look forward to getting to know you, and any comments/questions you have along the way. *cheers*

  43. Suz says:

    Hi there

    So you never answered the mystery to your picture on Instagram and I do not see anything here? So are you going to share as to what happened because I’m confused ‍♀️ and not sure if you are sick or if it’s an older picture- again hope all is well, but would like to know if this is from the diet ….

  44. Tisha says:

    Hi, I found your blog through instagram. I look forward to following as I am just at the start of my journey, but I did the original Atkins plan about 18 years ago! I know that I feel better eating low carb and in fact, my doctor recommended it recently. Cheers!

  45. Carol White says:

    I have been doing this WOE since October. I’m having an issue with my hair thinning. I am taking Biotin. What am I doing wrong? I will have to eat this way for the rest of my life since I am a diabetic and in full control plus I feel much better. If you know what the issue might be please let me know. Thanks

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Carol,

      Hair falling out and/or breaking off is a common results of rapid weight loss – so it’s a common issue on a ketogenic low carb diet since it’s such a great way to lose weight quickly.

      I take Biotin as well, but this only happens in phases. And your hair will naturally grown back again. πŸ™‚

  46. Laurie Espelien says:

    Hi! I found your blog looking for an easier way to go Low Carb. I have been doing low carb on and off for about 4 months. I am so frustrated because I do not lose any weight whatsoever. I track my food and work out at the gym 3-4 times per week. I am stumped. I am terrified that even this way of eating isn’t gonna work for…blahhhhhh. Anywho, I found your blog and I am hopeful that you and your helpful group of commenters can assist me in this journey!

    PS. You have some great people on here that have been with you a long time – you should start a group forum for Q&A’s for us not so newbies but are kind of scared to try eating FAT and (horrors) calories!!!!

    Thanks for the great info!

  47. Brenda Glisson says:

    Hi, Lynn, I’ve been following your website for a few months now. I’ve lost 30 pounds on LCHF in six months, so I’m extremely happy about that. But my mother (of all people) just told me that I have bad breath. I drink between 8 & 12 glasses of water every day in addition to my 2 cups of black coffee. I’ve been tracking everything on My fitness Pal since the beginning, and although I haven’t used your plug in, I do eat 20 net carbs or less every day (I haven’t counted the sugarless gum, at this point, but I’m going to have to include eventually) I’ve been using sugarless gum to fight the bad breath, but it has carbs, too, and I really don’t want to chew gum five or six times a day. I do brush my teeth and floss regularly. Do you have any idea why I still have the bad breath? Thanks for your help.

  48. Liza Candelario says:


    I did Atkins a few years back for my best friends wedding i was maid of honor and wanted to get the perfect dress and had to loss weight for that and for myself. I LOVED it lost 50lbs in time for wedding and vacation. Fell off the wagon and gained it back faster than I lost it πŸ™
    I have been trying again to do the low carb but I have not had the same results at all as the first time.
    Am I doomed? I have read that it doesn’t work second time around; is this true?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Liza πŸ™‚

      No, you aren’t doomed. πŸ˜‰ It will always work – there’s just a science to it, it can’t NOT work. How long have you been back on track, how are you tracking, and are you doing 20 net carbs max and 70% fat minimum? Happy to help!

  49. Chantal says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I just came across your blog while Googling LCHF as my hubby has started it. I am very confused and have asked DietDoctor, Googled my question but no luck. The problem I have is that I did the High Protein Diet 12 years ago and lost over 30 kg in 3 months. I have maintained my weight since then, however this year I suddenly picked up 5 kg (I know it’s not a lot; however, it made me go up a size) I didn’t want to buy a new wardrobe so I tried the Keto diet but picked up more weight! I was on the Keto diet for 3 weeks. I then switched over to the High Protein diet and within 3 weeks I have lost those 5 kg. I would like to eat the Keto way as a lifestyle, but am afraid I’ll gain weight.

    Any insight will be helpful. Thank you.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      How odd Chantal! How much weight did you gain in 3 weeks of eating Keto, and what is the definition of and difference between the two – to you? I ask because it seems everyone defines it differently, and I’m not familiar with a High Protein Diet (other than doing that accidentally, which is really hard on your kidneys)…

      Happy to help! πŸ™‚

  50. Kawtar Sibera says:

    I love following your journey! if you ever decide to write a book, let me know πŸ™‚ I own a publishing company !

  51. Sonia says:

    will there be a Winter 2018 Challenge starting December 2017?

  52. Jean Messer says:

    Dear Lynn:
    I really enjoy all your tips and wish there was more for the vegans out there. I am the kind of vegan that enjoys cheese and eggs but want no part of killing animals to eat the meat. I try to eat cheese and milk products that are farmed more humanely. Any ideas? Thanks for all the inspiration!

  53. Sarah payton says:

    Hi Lynn,

    I love your site, challenges and motivation.

    Would love to IM as I lost 75 lbs low carb, held and slowly had a gain.

    I’ve been in ketosis since Jan 8 joining your challenge and have maintained ketosis… but lost NO weight. I’m low carb … net 20. Doing my thing, but it’s not kicking in… any thoughts.

    Thank you. Your site is awesome and I love this group.


  54. Nancy Perry says:

    Well, I wish I had found you last week! I had been firmly Keto and IF (5:2) for three weeks in Prep for our Maui trip this week. I WAS doing do well! Not at all bad for this 61 year old!! Since getting here, however, I’ve been in and out of Keto… mostly out! We seem to be eating our way around Maui!! Desserts are my downfall! maybe it’s possible to salvage the rest of this week!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Nancy πŸ™‚ Welcome!

      I hope you had a FABULOUS trip. I definitely prefer to be and stay in ketosis while traveling, because that’s when I want to have the most energy and feel my BEST. I imagine you are home now and back on track? πŸ™‚ I look forward to getting to know you! *cheers*

  55. Herb says:

    Hi Lynn,

    What a great site! Thank you for all the wonderful ‘tidbits of truth’ about a low-carb lifestyle.

    Since the beginning of 2018, I lost about 30 pounds, eating a mostly keto diet. I want to introduce a few more recipes into my diet.

    We met, in Atlanta a few years ago. You started this blog a few months before that.

    Last week, we traveled on a cruise. I wondered how someone could maintain their low-carb diet on a cruise ship. I thought of you and your blog.

    With another 60-70 pounds to go, I appreciate the information you provide here.


    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Herb πŸ™‚ Great to hear from you! I’m so glad to hear you’re having such great success eating a ketogenic low carb diet! There are LOTS of great low carb options on cruises, at any restaurant, in any airport, and pretty much anywhere you go. That makes it easy to stay on track! That plus commitment of course. πŸ˜‰

  56. Matthew Hecht says:

    I just found your site, I have been going no carbs for the last five months, I have dropped 50 pounds and feeling great, I’m 50 and retired from the Marines in 2010 that when I started packing on the weight. I went from 210 to 280 in seven years. But for the last five months all I eat is meat and anything green, and I must tell you I miss bread and noodles but my health was more important, as of last month I’m no longer on any medications except my thyroid couldn’t be happier. I did a quick google search and found your site when I was looking for no carb bread. So I just ordered a few things from, Got bagels, bread and many other things. I am looking forwarded to trying them all. Thank you for starting this blog and sharing this information on low carbs. Plus my three sons are doing the low card thing also they have all been have good results, main reason why I decided to do it myself. It helps when you have friends and family that supports your life style.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I agree Matthew – it’s great your sons are eating healthier with you! πŸ™‚ It’s so great to hear the awesome results you’ve had so far. Kudos for making a positive lifestyle change, and inspiring your children TOO.

      Did you get the low carb bread & bagels yet? I hope you’re enjoying them!! *cheers*

  57. Lynn I been following for some time on your old site, lost touch when I did a little traveling my self also retired after 45 plus tears as a professional chef, I now am building a new food blog and have time to do some home cooking and photo taking of my creations, I see you more and more on google plus it’s always a pleasure, I am seriously considering a diet as yours. I now have time to go biking and gym visits, thanks for your motivation I will browse your site more and see if I can do as well as you.have a happy life.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Ernest! Great to hear from you. πŸ™‚ Let me know if you have any questions. I’m happy to help any way I can. Thank you for the well wishes – HAPPY is good! *cheers*

  58. Jessica says:

    Hi Lynn,

    On Dec 26, I purchased the Low Carb Class with Lynn Terry (Name Your Price). I sent my payment via Pay Pal and confirmed that it went through. I haven’t received any instructions on how to access the training. Can you please forward the information about the classes on to me?

  59. Jen says:

    Hi Lynn,

    Your posts about your low carb life style have inspired me so much, and I have been low-carb for 16 years…started the Atkins Diet while pregnant with my third child, the only way I beat the pregnancy cravings is because I am stubborn A.F. anyway…I have a cheat meal every 2 or 3 weeks…I put it on the calendar…(its kept me on this diet for 16 years so )…
    Anyway, I just found a local Keto bakery that uses Almond flour and Swerve to make Keto Cakes….just wondered, has Swerve knocked you out of Ketosis, or has it been safe for you to eat in Ketosis? Any experience with Swerve would be so helpful! Thanks!

  60. Bethany Golcynski says:

    Hi Lynn! I love your blog & will sometimes watch your YouTube videos while I’m working out – very inspiring!!! I was curious if you have seen or tried Chef Robert Irvine’s FitCrunch high protein cheese puffs? I recently discovered them & was curious if you had ever tried them, your thoughts, and if you think they are worth it? I only eat a few when I want some because I’m not sure of the ketosis/glycemic impact yet so I thought I’d ask the testing expert!!! πŸ˜‰

  61. Bethany says:

    Hi Lynn! I love your blog & will sometimes watch your YouTube videos while I’m working out – very inspiring!!! I was curious if you have seen or tried Chef Robert Irvine’s FitCrunch high protein cheese puffs? I recently discovered them & was curious if you had ever tried them, your thoughts, and if you think they are worth it? I only eat a few when I want some because I’m not sure of the ketosis/glycemic impact yet so I thought I’d ask the testing expert!!! πŸ˜‰

  62. Karen Powell says:

    Lynn, I just purchased a personalized low carb diet plan and did not receive it via email.
    Please help

  63. Renee T says:

    On one of your previous blogs you were not that flattering to Atkins products, yet on a recent blog you were. What changed?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Renee πŸ™‚ I’m not sure which post that was or how long ago I wrote it, but they have changed their ingredients more recently on some things. They switched from malitol awhile back on their bars as one example.

      And I discovered the frozen meals, which I love! Just not the pizza – I didn’t like that one. But I have always enjoyed their Peanut Butter Granola Bar, since I first started over 8 years ago.

      I don’t eat them all the time, or recommend anyone eat too many packaged products, but they’re super convenient when you’re on the go. πŸ˜‰

  64. Carol Taylor says:

    I signed up again for you emails to get your daily food journals etc. For some reason I quit getting the emails. I still do not find your food journals. Sorry to be a pest. Thank you

  65. Maureen says:

    Hi Lynn, I found your traveling tips and meal plan with pre-meal water early in December 2019 and love your tips! I began drinking pre-meal water before eating anything and eating water rich foods (fruits) as snacks. I have lost 4 pounds in Dec. and 4 more in January 2020. I am not hungry, nor crave anything. I am satisfied with low carb meals and the water helps to fill me up. Thank you for your informative blogs!!

    I don’t mind that you post my comment, but please sign me as ‘unknown’

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